jueves, julio 31, 2008



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Dean Martin
That´s amore (1953)
(Harry Warren & Jack Brooks)

miércoles, julio 30, 2008

Los lienzos


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Edna Hicks (Edna Landreaux)
I'm goin' away (Just to wear you off my mind) (1923)
(Charlie Johnson / Warren Smith / Lloyd Smith)
Victor 19083

Edna Hicks (vcl) acc by Clarence Johnson (p). New York, April 10, 1923

martes, julio 29, 2008

Piano and Smoke

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Barney Bigard Sextet
(Leonard Feather)
Sweet marijuana brown (1945)
Black & White 13 A

Barney Bigard Sextet: Joe Thomas (tp) Barney Bigard (cl) Joe Thomas (ts,vcl) Art Tatum (p) Billy Taylor (b) Stan Levey (d). New York, January 5, 1945

lunes, julio 28, 2008

Modelo en la cama

Model in bed

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Don Redman and his Orchestra
Sophisticated Lady (1933)
(Duke Ellington)
Brunswick 6560

Don Redman and his Orchestra: Langston Curl, Shirley Clay, Sidney De Paris (tp) Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, Benny Morton (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Don Redman (sa,arr) Robert Carroll (ts) Don Kilpatrick (p) Talcott Reeves (bj,g) Bob Ysaguirre (b,tu) Manzie Johnson (d,vib). New York, April 26, 1933

domingo, julio 27, 2008



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Artista cibernético y su modelo.

Richard Hayes
The old master painter (1950)

sábado, julio 26, 2008


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Louis Armstrong and his All Stars
Steak face I (1947)
Decca 9-28108

Louis Armstrong and his All Stars: Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Barney Bigard (cl) Dick Cary (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Sidney Catlett (d). "Symphony Hall", Boston, November 30, 1947

viernes, julio 25, 2008


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Croniamantal & Tristouse Ballerinette
(primera versión) / (first version)

Música: (hoy poesía / poetry today)
Guillaume Apollinaire leyendo un poema en 1913
Guillaume Apollinaire reading a poem in 1913
Marie (1:17)

jueves, julio 24, 2008


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Josephine Baker et les comedian harmonists
from the film "La Virgen Morena"
Espabilate (1935)
(Eliseo Grenet)
Columbia DF 1814

Recorded in Paris, France September 29, 1935.

miércoles, julio 23, 2008

Amor en la ciudad

Love in the city

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Lena Wilson ("Las tristezas del pedicuro")
Chiropractor blues (1930)
Diva 6036-G

Lena Wilson (vcl) acc by Cliff Jackson (p). New York, February 4, 1930

martes, julio 22, 2008

Moglia Barth

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El director Moglia Barth al principio de los treinta filmando un “documental” sobre las costumbres de los caníbales de la Polinesia en los bosques de Palermo, en Buenos Aires. El cameraman fue “Tito” Scaglionne. Los “caníbales”, una troupe de candomberos Uruguayos.

Film director Moglia Barth shooting a “documentary” about cannibalism in a Buenos Aires public park in the early thirties. The cameraman was Tito Scaglionne. The “cannibals”, a troupe of Uruguayan dancers.

Handy's Orchestra of Memphis
That jazz dance (The jazz dance everybody is crazy 'bout) (1917)
(W. Benton Overstreet)
Columbia A2419

Handy's Orchestra of Memphis: W.C. Handy (tp,ldr) Sylvester Bevard (tb) Wilson Townes (cl,as) Alex Poole (as,cl) Charles Harris, Nelson Kincaid (cl,ts) Edward Alexander, William Tyler, Darnell Howard (vln) Henry Graves (cello) Charles Hillman (p) Archie Walls (tu,b) Jasper Taylor (d,xyl). New York, September 22, 1917

lunes, julio 21, 2008


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Mario Soficci.

Fats Waller and his Rhythm
You look good to me (1938)
(Billy Rose / Walter Donaldson)
Bluebird B10008

Fats Waller and his Rhythm: Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Fats Waller (p,vcl) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d). New York, October 13, 1938

domingo, julio 20, 2008


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Charles Fulcher and his Orchestra
Hey ! hey ! (1926)
Charles C. Fulcher)
Columbia 1706-D

Charles Fulcher and his Orchestra: prob A.D. Barfield (tp) Red Honeycutt (tp) Pop Miller (tb) Charles Fulcher (cl,vln,vcl,ldr) Otis Haislip, Neely Plumb (as) Frank Crutcher (ts) Bo Norris (p) Gwynn Hester (bj) Chuck Jordan (tu) Sandy Jordan (d) Boots Hatfield, Frank Fowler (unknown inst) Dixie Dunbar (vcl). Atlanta, April 19, 1926

sábado, julio 19, 2008



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Jimmie Noone
I know that you know (1928)
Vocalion 1184

Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra: Jimmie Noone (cl) Joe Poston (cl,as) Earl Hines (p) Bud Scott (bj,g) Johnny Wells (d). Chicago, May 16, 1928

viernes, julio 18, 2008



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Monette Moore and her Choo Choo Jazzers
Meat man Pete (1924)
Ajax 17081

Monette Moore (sometimes A.K.A. "Susie Smith") (vcl) acc by her Choo Choo Jazzers: Bob Fuller (cl) Louis Hooper (p). New York, c. December 1924.

jueves, julio 17, 2008

My Fair Lady


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Mirá esto. Maravillate y sonreí (pulsar aquí)
Watch this. Marvel and smile (click here)

miércoles, julio 16, 2008

Vuelo intranquilo

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Hoy me siento como los personajes de este dibujo.
Today I feel like the characters in this drawing.

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Go fly a kite (1939)
Collector's Choice Music CCM-012-2

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: (prob pers) Bob Alexy, Bob Cusumano, Charlie Teagarden, Harry Goldfield (tp) Moe Zudecoff, Miff Mole, Hal Matthews (tb) Vincent Capone, N.M. Farquharson, Jack Bell (fl) Al Gallodoro (as) Sal Franzella (cl,as) Frank Gallodoro (ts) Art Drellinger (ts) Harold Feldman (oboe) Frank Signorelli (p) Art Ryerson (g) Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d) Clark Dennis (vcl) Paul Whiteman (dir). Radio Broadcasts, "Hotel New Yorker", New York, November 11, 1939

martes, julio 15, 2008


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Durwood Douché
Why Me, God [excerpt] (1997)
Eclecstasy Records

Durwood Douché is actually the faux Deutsche name of the late great L.A. jazz pianist Dick Shreve. He put out a German label CD called Big Banned & Blue. This project was professionally, but anonymously, recorded by some of the West Coast's finest jazz and studio musicians and vocalists.
Richard G. "Dick" Shreve was born on August 16, 1928 in Kansas City, KS, USA and passed away after a long fight with throat cancer on March 24th, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his wonderful pianistic talent, he will be remembered by his may friends for his very sharp (if somewhat prurient) witty songs. Extended credits of his long career click here.

lunes, julio 14, 2008

Un mal día

Bad day

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Adrian Rollini
How can it be a beautiful day ? (1934)
(Gus Kahn / Ted Fiorito)
Decca F3967

Bunny Berigan (tp) Al Philburn (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Arthur Rollini (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax,vib,celeste) Fulton McGrath (p) Dick McDonough (g) Art Miller (b) Herb Weil (d) Joey Nash (vcl). New York, March 24, 1934

domingo, julio 13, 2008

Hombre hervido

Boiled Man

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Jimmy Durante
Hot Patatta (1934)
(Jimmy Durante)
Brunswick 6774

Jimmy Durante (voice & vcl)
unknow rest personnel . Recorded February 13, 1934. Los Angeles, California.

jueves, julio 10, 2008

La danza de la lluvia


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Art Hickman and his Orchestra
Cherry Cherokee (1921)
Columbia A3402

Art Hickman and his Orchestra: unknow personnel. Recorded February 2, 1921 in San Francisco, California. For more information about Art Hickman click here

miércoles, julio 09, 2008



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Tommy Christian and his orchestra
Bolshevik (1926)
(Nat Bonx / Moe Jaffe)

Tommy Christian and his orchestra: unknow personnel. New York September 30, 1926.

martes, julio 08, 2008



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Wynonie Harris
Good morning Mr Judge (1950)
King 4852

Wynonie Harris (vcl) acc by Joe Wilder (tp) Henderson Chambers (tb) Bill Graham (as,bar) Joe Alston, John Hartzfield (ts) Milt Buckner (p) Bruce Lawrence (b) Samie "Sticks" Evans (d). New York, May 18, 1950

lunes, julio 07, 2008

Il Ballo del Mattone

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Il Ballo del Mattone (El baile del ladrillo/ The dance of the brick)

Feliz cumpleaños, Valentrinity!

Música: (anche questa volta è un video)
Rita Pavone
Il Ballo del Mattone
Show RAIUNO TV Italiana (1963)

domingo, julio 06, 2008

Pow Wow

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Woody Herman and his Orchestra
Indian boogie woogie (1938)
Decca 3383

sábado, julio 05, 2008

El Grito

The Scream

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Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
I scream-you scream-we all scream for ICE CREAM (1927)
Victor 21099

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians: John "Scat" Davis, Nelson Keller, George Culley (tp) Clare Hanlon, Jim Gilliland, Léo Armand (tb) Arthur McFarland, Elton Cockerill (ts,cl) Virgil Davis, George McFarland (as,cl) Fred Campbell (bar) Fred Culley, Francis Foster, John Richardson (vln) Len Bonowski (bj,g) Ed Radel (tu,b) Poley McClintock (d) Fred Waring, Clare Hanlon, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane (vcl) Stuart Churchil (vcl,xyl) The Fred Waring Choir (vcl). Camden, N.J., November 30, 1927

viernes, julio 04, 2008

Fauna & Flora

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Bing Crosby & Eddie Dunstedter
When Mother Nature Sings Her Lullaby (1938)
Decca 1874B

Bing Crosby (vcl), Eddie Dunstedter (organ). Recorded 1938.

jueves, julio 03, 2008



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Dorothy Shay
Feudin' and fightin' (1946)
Columbia 37189

Dorothy Shay The Park Avenue Hillbillie: Dorothy Shay (vcl) acc by either the Orchestra of Mischa Russell or Mitchell Ayres: no details. 1946/47

miércoles, julio 02, 2008



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Louisiana Rhythm Kings
There's Egypt in your dreamy eyes (1930)
Brunswick 4923

Louisiana Rhythm Kings: Red Nichols, Tommy Thunen (tp) Glenn Miller (gb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Babe Russin (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Jack Russin (p) Wes Vaughan (bj,g,vcl) Gene Krupa (d). New York, January 27, 1930

martes, julio 01, 2008

Hombre corriendo

Running Man

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Escenas Callejeras: El hombre que corre.

Arnett Cobb and his Orchestra
Running with Ray (1947)
Apollo 784

Arnett Cobb and his Orchestra: David Page (tp) Michael "Booty" Wood (tb) Arnett Cobb (ts) George Rhodes (p) Walter Buchanan (b) George Jones (d). New York, late August 1947.