miércoles, abril 30, 2008



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Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters
Afternoon of a faun pt 1 (Clude Debussy comp, Ben Pickering arr)
Victor 27594

Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters : Joe Weidman, George Hosfeld (tp) Jack Palmer (tp) Al George, Al Leopold (tb) Ben Pickering (tb,arr) Gus Bivona (cl,as) George Bohn (as) Joe Aglora, Sam Sachelle (ts) Ray Tucci (bar) Jack Pleis (p,arr) Danny Perri (g) Howard Cook (b) Russ Isaacs (d) Jan Savitt (dir). Chicago, August 4, 1941

martes, abril 29, 2008

En la orilla

By the sea

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Big Bill Broonzy
Bull Cow Blues (1932)
ARC BA32653

Big Bill Broonzy (vcl,g). New York, March 29, 1932

lunes, abril 28, 2008


Drinker and Painting

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Sticks McGhee and his Buddies
Drinkin' wine spo-dee-o-dee (1949)
Atlantic 873

Sticks McGhee and his Buddies: Sticks McGhee (vcl,g) Wilbert "Big Chief" Ellis (p) Brownie McGhee (g) Gene Ramey (b) unknown (d). New York, February 14, 1949

domingo, abril 27, 2008

El Unicornio en el Jardín

The Unicorn in The Garden

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Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen
Royal Garden Blues
Blue Note

Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen: Sidney DeParis (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) James P. Johnson (p) Jimmy "Arthur" Shirley (g) Israel Crosby (b) Sidney Catlett (d). New York, November 29, 1943

sábado, abril 26, 2008

Hansel Und Gretel

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(Espero que a Jimmy Giuffre y a Humphrey Littleton les hubiese gustado esto)
(I hope Jimmy Giuffre and Humphrey Littleton would have liked this)

Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Bewitched (1941)
Columbia 35944

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Alec Fina, Jimmy Maxwel1,Cootie Williams, Irving Goodman (tp) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Gus Bivona, Les Robinson (as) Georgie Auld, Jack Henderson (ts) Skippy Martin (bar) Teddy Wilson (p) Mike Bryan (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Dave Tough (d) Helen Forrest (vcl) Eddie Sauter (arr). New York, January 28, 1941.

viernes, abril 25, 2008


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Elvis Presley
My baby left me (1956)
(Arthur Crudup)
RCA 5/1 G2 WB 1231

Performer: Elvis Presley Song: My Baby Left Me Recording Date: 30 January 1956. Studio: RCA Studios, New York City Songcode: G2WB 1231 Master: Take 9 Composer(s): Arthur Crudup Single: I Want You, I Need You, I Love You b/w My Baby Left Me Album: Elvis Presley (1956) Highest Chartplacings: United States of America #13 Australia #19 United Kingdom #25

jueves, abril 24, 2008



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Fred Hall & His Sugar Babies (Will Perry & His Orch [**])
Look In The Mirror (1927)
Okeh 40986

Fred Hall and his Sugar Babies: Jack Mollick (tp) Eddie Grosso (cl,as) Philip d'Arcy (hca,vln,p) Fred Hall (p) Albert Russo (bj) A1 Morse (tu) Joseph Mayo (d) Arthur Fields (vcl). New York, August 19, 1927

[**] Pseudonym on Parlophone

miércoles, abril 23, 2008

Gato Rojo

Red Cat

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Jay McShann Quartet
Red River Blues (1941)
Decca 8595

Jay McShann Quartet: Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d) Walter Brown (vcl). Chicago, November 18, 1941

martes, abril 22, 2008


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Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Bow wow blues (My mama treats me like a dog) (1921)
Victor 18850

Original Dixieland Jazz Band: Nick LaRocca (cnt,ldr) Eddie Edwards (tb) Larry Shields (cl) Benny Krueger (as) J. Frank Signorelli (p). New York, December 1, 1921

lunes, abril 21, 2008


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Joe Turner and his Fly Cats
Piney Brown Blues (1940)
(Joe Turner-Pete Johnson)
Decca 18121

Joe Turner and his Fly Cats: Joe Turner (vcl) acc by Oran "Hot Lips" Page (tp) Pete Johnson (p) John Collins (g) Abe Bolaar (b) A.G. Godley (d). New York, November 11, 1940

domingo, abril 20, 2008



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Nat King Cole Trio
Prelude In C Sharp Minor (1944)
Capitol 20011

Nat King Cole (p) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b). Los Angeles, Ca., January 17, 1944



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Joshua White
Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dyin' Bed (1933)

Josh White (vcl,g). New York, August 15, 1933

sábado, abril 19, 2008


La Manija

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Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (guitar)
Guitar Boogie
MGM 10293

viernes, abril 18, 2008



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Hot Lips Page
Take Your Shoes Off, Baby (1947)
Harmony 1069

Hot Lips Page (tp,vcl) Alfred Outcalt (tb) Joe Evans (cl,as) George Nicholas (ts) Bill Spooner (p) Carl Wilson (b) Sticks Evans (d). New York, October 28, 1947

jueves, abril 17, 2008

PEtra anD the wOlf

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Don Bestor And His Orch
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (1933)
Victor 24410

La Boca

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Six Jumping Jacks
She Was Just A Sailor's Sweetheart (1926)
Brunswick 3094

Lanús Oeste

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Dick Robertson
Ferdinand The Bull (1938)
Decca 1847A

Dick Robertson (vcl) acc by Johnny McGhee, Ralph Muzillo (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Tony Zimmers (cl,ts) Frank Froeba (p) Dave Barbour (g) Haig Stephens (b) Sammy Weiss (d). New York, May 10, 1938



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Hal Kemp And His Orch
Living In Doubt (1933)
Brunswick 6574

Western Star

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Louise Massey And Westerners
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1939)
Columbia 37644



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Wingy Manone
Sister Kate (1944)
(A. J. Piron)
Capitol 10024

Wingy Manone (tp,vcl) Jack Flores, Floyd O'Brien, Abe Lincoln (tb) Matty Matlock (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Phil Stephens (b) Zutty Singleton (d). Los Angeles, March 7, 1944


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Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Pity The Poor Lobster (1946)
Co1umbia 37077

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Bernie Privin, Nate Kazebier, Dick Mains, John Best (tp) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tb) Addison Collins (fhr) Benny Goodman (cl) Larry Molinelli, John Prager (as) Gish Gilbertson, Cliff Strickland (ts) Ralph La Polla (bar) Mel Powell (p) Mike Bryan (g) Barney Spieler (b) Louie Bellson (d) Johnny White (vib,arr) Art Lund (vcl). New York, June 13, 1946

jueves, abril 10, 2008

En la playa

Beside the seaside

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Beside the seaside (En la playa)

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside,
Oh I do like to be beside the sea.
I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom,
Where the brass bands play, Tiddly-om-pom-pom.

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside,
When I'm there I'm beside myself with glee.
And there are lots of girls beside,
I would like to be beside,
Beside the seaside, beside the sea

Video Musical: / Music Video:

miércoles, abril 09, 2008



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Billy Kyle and his Swing Club Band
Handle My Heart With Care (1937)
Variety 617

Billy Kyle and his Swing Club Band: Charlie Shavers (tp) Tab Smith (as) Ronald Haynes (ts) Billy Kyle (p) Danny Barker (g) John Williams (b) Fran Marx (d). New York, July 23, 1937

martes, abril 08, 2008



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Cliquot Club Eskimos
Cross Roads (1928)
Columbia 1625 D

lunes, abril 07, 2008

Bernarda Alba

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En la casa de Bernarda Alba / In Bernarda Alba's house

Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang
Squeeze Me (1943)
Signature 28130

Eddie Condon's Barrelhouse Gang: Yank Lawson (tp) Brad Gowans (v-tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) James P. Johnson (p) Eddie Condon (g) Bob Haggart (b) Tony Spargo (Sbarbaro) (d). New York, November 20, 1943

domingo, abril 06, 2008

Now is the Time

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Charlie Parker's Reboppers
Now's The Time (1945)
Savoy 573B

Charlie Parker's Reboppers: Miles Davis (tp) Dizzy Gillespie (p) Charlie Parker (as) Curley Russell (b) Max Roach (d). New York, November 26, 1945

sábado, abril 05, 2008



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Imperial Dance Orchestra (Adrian Schubert And His Orchestra)
Syncopated Jamboree (1930)
Banner 0804

Adrian Schubert and his Majestic Dance Orchestra: Mannie Klein, Mike Mosiello (tp) Tommy Dowd or Charlie Butterfield (tb) Tony Parenti, Andy Sannella (cl,as) Joe Dubin (ts) Russ Carlson (p) unknown bj, tu, d Irving Kaufman (vcl) Adrian Schubert (dir). New York, April 1, 1930

viernes, abril 04, 2008



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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven
Potato Head Blues (1927)
OKEH 8503

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, abril 03, 2008



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El joven Oscar Grillo a fines de los cincuenta mirando al león embalsamado y apolillado de la vidriera de Ferro China Bisleri en Avenida de Mayo.

Young Oscar Grillo in the late fifties admiring a motheaten stuffed lion in the window of Ferro China Bisleri.

Willie Smith
The Lion And The Lamb (1939)
Commodore 520

Willie "The Lion" Smith (celeste) Joe Bushkin (p) George Wettling (d). New York, November 30, 1939


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Acabo de llegar a Londres y aquí va el último dibujo que hice en Baires.
Just arrived in London. This is the last drawing I've drawn in
Buenos Aires.

Ambrose & His Orchestra
London On A Rainy Night (1934)

martes, abril 01, 2008


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Después de un mes en Buenos Aires hoy me vuelvo a Londres.
After a month in Buenos Aires today I'll fly back to London.

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
Down Argentina Way (1940)
Okeh 5826

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra: Corky Cornelius, Torg Halten, Rudy Novak, Shorty Sherock (tp) Al Jordan, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb) Clint Neagley (as) Bob Snyder (as,bar) Sam Musiker (ts,cl) Walter Bates (ts) Tony D'Amore (p) Ray Biondi (g,arr) Biddy Bastien (b) Gene Krupa (d) Irene Daye (vcl). New York, September 17, 1940

Esas Lejanas Colinas

Them Thar Hills

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Sons Of The Pioneers
The Hills Of Old Wyoming (1936)
Decca 5222

In Wonderland

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Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
'S wonderful (1945)
RCA 20-1638

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra: Roy Eldridge, Ray Linn, Tony Faso, Paul Cohen, George Schwartz (tp) Ray Conniff (tb,arr) Harry Rodgers, Pat McNaughton, Chuck Coolidge (Skip Morr)(tb) Artie Shaw (cl) Les Clarke (Les Goldberg)(as) Tom Mace (as) Jon Walton, Herbie Steward (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Barney Kessel (g) Morris Rayman (b) Louis Fromm (d). New York, January 9, 1945