sábado, agosto 31, 2013

A primera vista

At first sight
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Blind Lemon Jefferson [*]
Her arose from the dead  (1927)
Paramount 12585

[*] probably recorded as Deacon L.J. Bates

Blind Lemon Jefferson (vcl,g). Chicago, c. June 1927

viernes, agosto 30, 2013

Vidas aventureras

Adventurous lives
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Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra
Devil's Gallop

jueves, agosto 29, 2013

You must remember this

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Jimmy Durante
As time goes by  (1965)
Warner Brothers 1577

Jimmy Durante (vcl) orchestra arranged and directed by Gordon Jenkins.

miércoles, agosto 28, 2013

Buho azul

Blue owl
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Música: (video from the Tex Avery's Merrie Melodies animated cartoon)

Owl Jolson (That is his name of the character in this movie!) 
[Johnnie Davis (singing voice)]
I love to singa  (1936)

martes, agosto 27, 2013

El largo camino al hogar

The long voyage home
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The Muppets
Muppet Treasure Island (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Shiver my timbers  (1996)

lunes, agosto 26, 2013

Cuento de hadas

Fairy tale
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Les musiques de film de Bernard Hermann
Portrait d'Alfred Hitchcock
Vertigo  (1984)
Decca 414296-1

viernes, agosto 23, 2013


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Hoy cumplo 70 años y 45 de casado.
Today I am 70 years old and been married for 45 years.

Música:  (video)
Betty Carter
Giant steps  (1993)

Betty Carter (vcl) Geri Allen (p) Dave Holland (b) Jack DeJohnette (d). Hamburg Jazz Festival. Hamburg, Germany. October 1993

jueves, agosto 22, 2013

Le temps de cerises

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Fred Gouin
Le temps des cerises   (1928)
Odeon  A165303

miércoles, agosto 21, 2013

Injusticia social

Social injustice
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Woody Guthrie
Jesus Christ (1944)
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW40112

Woody Guthrie (g,vcl)

martes, agosto 20, 2013

Arrestación [*]

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 [*] sic


Floyd Mills and his Marylanders
Chicago rhythm   (1929)
Supertone 9447B

Floyd Mills and his Marylanders: prob pers. Hugh Parks, Bob Alexy (tp) Floyd Mills (tb,ldr) Art Laney, Howard Shaffer, Les Brown (cl,as) Lloyd Mills (p) Paul Bunkert (bj) Jack Jones (tu) Charles Bowers (d). Richmond, June 26, 1929

lunes, agosto 19, 2013

La carga de la caballería rusticana

The charge of the caballeria rusticana
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Música: (video)
Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)
Lim Kek-tjiang (cond.)
Cavalleria rusticana - Intermezzo
(comp. by Pietro Mascagni)

sábado, agosto 17, 2013

La divina tragedia

The divine tragedy
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Herbie Mann/Bill Evans (from the 1961's LP "Nirvana")
1. Nirvana (5:48)
(Herbie Mann / Zoot Sims)
2. Gymnopedie (3:15)
(Erik Satie)
3. Willow weep for me (5:30)
(Ann Ronell)

Herbie Mann/Bill Evans: Herbie Mann (fl) Bill Evans (p) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (d). New York, December 8, 1961

viernes, agosto 16, 2013

Honky Tonk

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Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (pianos duo)
Tonk   (1946)
Victor LPT31 

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) duo. New York, January 10, 1946

jueves, agosto 15, 2013

Tiempo de calidad

Quality time
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Música: (video)
Ravi Shankar
Raga Khamaj

miércoles, agosto 14, 2013

Oraciones vespertinas

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Música: (video)
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
David danced before the Lord with all his might (1965)
From "A Concert of Sacred Music" USA 1965 (dir Richard Moore)
Premier performance

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (comp, ldr, p) John Lamb (b) Louie Bellson (d). Soloists: Jon Hendricks (vcl) Bunny Briggs (tap-dancing) and The Herman McCoy Choir. Recorded at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, on 16th September 1965, the first Sacred Concert.

martes, agosto 13, 2013

Abelard et Heloise

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(French medieval song, popular from the mid 15th to the late 16th centuries, first in the Burgundian court and then all over the French Kingdom)

lunes, agosto 12, 2013

Los años rugientes

The roaring twenties

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Annette Hanshaw acc. by the New Englanders
Daddy, won't you please come home ?  (1929)
Harmony 940-H

Annette Hanshaw acc. by the New Englanders: Annette Hanshaw (vcl) acc by prob Charlie Spivak (tp) unknown tb, Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Hymie Wolfson (cl,ts) prob Ben Selvin (vln) Arthur Schutt (p) Tony Colucci (g) prob Hank Stern (tu) Stan King (d). New York, May 31, 1929

domingo, agosto 11, 2013


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Música: (video)
Henry "Red" Allen
St.James Infirmary (1964)

Henry "Red" Allen (tp, vcl) Roy Crimmins (tb) Al Gay, ts, clar; Fred Hunt (p) Jim Douglas (g) Ron Mathewson (b) Lennie Hastings (d). From BBC-2TV-Jazz 625, London (UK), May 5, 1964.

sábado, agosto 10, 2013


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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven
Alligator crawl   (1927)
Okeh 8482

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven: Louis Armstrong (cnt,vcl) John Thomas (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) Pete Briggs (tu) Baby Dodds (d). Chicago, May 10, 1927

jueves, agosto 08, 2013

Las tres gracias

The three Graces
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Música: (video)
Grace Kelly at "The Duc of Lombards" (Paris)

miércoles, agosto 07, 2013

Canción de protesta

Protest song
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Jimi Hendrix
When Johnny comes marching home protest

martes, agosto 06, 2013


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Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
The stampede (1926)
Columbia 654-D

Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra: Rex Stewart (cnt) Russell Smith, Joe Smith (tp) prob Luke Smith (tp) Benny Morton (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as) Don Redman (cl,as,goofus,arr) Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts,bassax) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d). New York, May 14, 1926

lunes, agosto 05, 2013

I Pagliacci

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Música: (video)
Evan Christopher as Pagliacci 

Evan Christopher (cl).

sábado, agosto 03, 2013

Días de “fracking”

Days of fracking
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Peter Appleyard Orchestra
The man with the golden arm  (1960)
Audio Fidelity DFS 7002

Peter Appleyard Orchestra : Mel Davis, Carl "Doc" Severinsen, Ray Starling (tp) Bob Alexander (tb) Sam Most, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner (reeds) Peter Appleyard (vib) Eddie Costa, Phil Kraus, Johnny Rae (vib,perc) Nick Tagg, Sy Mann, John Abney (org) Harold Weed, Beril Rubenstein (p) Sid Block ,Harold Gaylor (b) Bob Rosengarden, Sol Gubin (d) Earl Zinders (perc) Sidney Cooper (arr) coll. pers. New York, August 1960

viernes, agosto 02, 2013

Il Maestro

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Música: (video)
Trompeten Echo

jueves, agosto 01, 2013

En una de esas raras ocasiones

In one of those rare occasions
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Hampton Hawes Trio
Just one of those things  (1956)
Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1035-2 

Hampton Hawes Trio: Hampton Hawes (p) Paul Chambers (b) Lawrence Marable (d). Contemporary Records' Studio, Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1956