domingo, noviembre 30, 2008

Vuelto / Returned

Culs de Jatte

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Acabo de volver del festival de Castelli Animati en Genzano di Roma donde pasé unos días espléndidos!!!
Just returned from fom the festival of Castelli Animati in Genzano di Roma where I had a TERRIFIC TIME!!!

Willie Lewis and his Negro Band
Happy feet (1941)
Elite-Special (Switzerland) 4067

Willie Lewis and his Negro Band: Louis Bacon, Henry Mason (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Ernst Hollerhagen (cl,as) Johnny Russell (cl,ts) Willie Lewis (as,vcl) Denis Chappelet (ts) Alfred Siegrist (p) Peter Angst (g) June Cole (b,vcl) Tommy Benford (d). Zürich, June 19, 1941

jueves, noviembre 27, 2008



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Hoy salgo para Roma y volveré el domingo a la noche. El "servicio" se reanudará el próximo lunes.
Today I am going to Rome. I´ll be back on Sunday night. Normal service will be resumed on Monday.

Jay McShann Quartet
'Fore day rider (1941)
Decca 8635

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

miércoles, noviembre 26, 2008

Cat Hat

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Dixie Jazz Band (Billy James and his Orchestra)
Pa's old hat (1929)
Jewel 5576

Dixie Jazz Band (Pseudonym on Oriole, Challenge, Domino and Jewel labels for various items, in this case Billy James and his Orchestra):Tommy Gott (tp) Sam Lewis (tb) Larry Abbott (cl,as,vcl) unknown as, ts, prob Billy James (p) unknown bj, tu, d. New York, March 12, 1929

martes, noviembre 25, 2008

Cat in the dark

Gato en la obscuridad

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Blue Lu Barker & Danny Barker's Fly Cats
Scat skunk (1939)
Decca 8713

Blue Lu Barker (vcl) acc. by Danny Barker's Fly Cats: Henry "Red" Allen, Charlie Shavers (tp) Sam Price (p) Danny Barker (g) unknown (b) and (d). New York, April 20, 1939

lunes, noviembre 24, 2008

Gato sonriente

Smiling cat

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Un gato a quien no hay que tenerle confianza.
A not to be trusted cat.
Nat King Cole
Smile (1954)
(Charles Chaplin)
Capitol 2897
Nat King Cole (vcl) acc. by unknown orchestra with Nelson Riddle (arr & cond). Hollywood, Ca., July 27, 1954

domingo, noviembre 23, 2008

Another cat

Otro gato

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The Ink Spots
That cat is high (1938)
Decca 1789

The Ink Spots: Charles Fuqua (vcl,g,uke) Ivory Watson (vcl,g) Orville Jones (vcl,b) .New York, March 25, 1938

Blue Cat

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Jimmie Davis
Born To Be Blue (1939)
Decca 5726

Jimmie Davis (vcl). Unknown personnel, location and date of recording.

sábado, noviembre 22, 2008



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Blind Gary
Cross and evil woman blues (1935)
ARC 35-10-16

As Blind Gary: Gary Davis (vcl,g). New York, July 23, 1935

viernes, noviembre 21, 2008

Imagen reciclada


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Recyled picture

Sons of the Pioneers
Kilocycle Stomp (1935)
Decca 5178A

Sons of the Pioneers: No recording information. Data on group click here

jueves, noviembre 20, 2008

Malabarismo con Gardel

Moonfaced Clown

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La muchacha del circo / Juggling Gardel

Count Basie and his Orchestra
Circus in rhythm (1944)
V-Disc 289

Count Basie and his Orchestra: Harry Edison, Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian (tp) Dickie Wells, Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor (tb) Earl Warren, Jimmy Powell (as) Lester Young, Buddy Tate (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddy Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl). New York, May 27, 1944

miércoles, noviembre 19, 2008

Cuestion de equilibrio

Question of balance

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Cuestión de equilibrio (collage digital)
Question of balance (collage digital)

Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers
Davenport blues (1925)
(Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke)
Gennett 5654

Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers: Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Don Murray (cl) Paul Mertz (p) Howdy Quicksell (bj) Tom Gargano (d). Richmond, Ind., January 26, 1925

martes, noviembre 18, 2008

Tema y variaciones

Theme and variations

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En Grillomation podrás ver la nueva serie "Películas que nunca haré"
In Grillomation you could see the new series "Films I'll never make"

Bud Powell's Modernists
52nd Street theme (1949)
Blue Note BN1568

Bud Powell's Modernists: Fats Navarro (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bud Powell (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d). New York, August 8, 1949

lunes, noviembre 17, 2008



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Benny Carter and his Orchestra
Fish fry (1940)
Vocalion 5458

Benny Carter and his Orchestra: Benny Carter (tp,as) Joe Thomas, Lincoln Mills, Russell Smith (tp) James Archey, Vic Dickenson (tb) Gene Simon (tb) James Powell, Carl Frye (as) Stanley Payne, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Eddie Heywood (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Hayes Alvis (b) William Purnell (d). New York, January 30, 1940

domingo, noviembre 16, 2008



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Anoche tuve un sueño inquietante. Una mujer tirada en el suelo era como una sábana o una servilleta. Me daba mucha pena verla así.
Last night I had a disturbing dream about a woman who was like a blanket or a napkin in the foor. I felt terribly sorry for her.

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
I guess I'll have to dream the rest (1941)
Victor 27526

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra: Ziggy Elman, Chuck Peterson, Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Blake (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) George Arus, Walter Mercurio, Dave Jacobs (tb) Fred Stulce (as,arr), Mannie Gershmann (cl, as) Heinie Beau, Don Lodice, Bruce Snyder (ts), Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frank Sinatra, Pied Pipers (vcl). New York, June 27, 1941

sábado, noviembre 15, 2008

Pierrot Lunaire

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Billie Holiday and her Orchestra
The moon looks down and laughs (1938)
Vocalion 4216

Billie Holiday and her Orchestra: Billie Holiday (vcl) Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Babe Russin (ts) Claude Thornhill (p) John Kirby (b) Cozy Cole (d). New York, May 11, 1938

viernes, noviembre 14, 2008

De ida y vuelta


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Bessie Smith
Ticket agent ease your window down (1924)
(Spencer Williams)
Columbia 14025-D

Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Robert Robbins (vln) Irving Johns (p). New York, April 5, 1924

jueves, noviembre 13, 2008

Seis y cuarto


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Seis y cuarto... Dibujé esto como tarjeta de cumpleaños para nuestra nietita Saskia. (Que cumple cinco años).
Quarter Past Six... I drew this as a birthday card for our grandaughter Saskia.

Erroll Garner
Six P.M. (1951)
King 4479

Erroll Garner (p). Hollywood, February 7, 1951



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Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
Artistry in rhythm ( (1943)
Capitol 15190

Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Ray Borden, John Carroll, Buddy Childers, Karl George, Dick Morse (tp) Harry Forbes, George Faye (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Eddie Meyers, Art Pepper (as) Red Dorris (ts,vcl) Maurice Beeson (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Bob Ahern (g) Clyde Singleton (b) Joe Vernon (d). Hollywood, Ca., November 19, 1943



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Acabo de dibujar esto porque me estoy sintiendo como la mona -gripe- y quizás este dibujo me haga sentir mejor
I've just drew this because I feel under the weather and it maybe makes me feel better

Teddy Wilson Quartet
Moon faced, starry eyes (1946)
Musicraft 462

Teddy Wilson Quartet: Charlie Ventura (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Billy Taylor (b) . New York, November 19, 1946

miércoles, noviembre 12, 2008

Tráfico III

Traffic III

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New Friends Of Rhythm
Heavy traffic on Canal Street (1940)
Victor 26647

(¿Porque suena como "How much is that dog in the window"?)
(Why does it sound like "How much is that dog in the window"?)

New Friends Of Rhythm: Buster Bailey (cl) Sylvan Shulman, Harry Glickman (vln) Louis Kievman (viola) Alan Shulman (cello) Tony Colucci (g) Laura Newell (harp) Harry Patent (b). New York, May 24, 1940

martes, noviembre 11, 2008



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Hoy se rememoran noventa años del final esa masacre de inocentes
que fue la primera guerra mundial.

John McCormack
It's a long, long way to Tipperary (1915)
(Jack Judge and Harry Williams)
Victor 64476

John McCormack (vcl) rest personnel and recording data, unknown.
Information on tune click here. About the singer click here.

lunes, noviembre 10, 2008


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Benny Goodman Sextet
Wholly cats (1940)
Columbia 35810

Benny Goodman Sextet: Cootie Williams (tp) Benny Goodman (cl) Georgie Auld (ts) Count Basie (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Artie Bernstein (b) Harry Jaeger (d). New York, November 7, 1940

domingo, noviembre 09, 2008

Volví ! <===> I Am Back! (... again)

Old Time Animator

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Animador de los viejos tiempos

Georgie Auld and his Orchestra
Seems like old times (1946)
Musicraft 15060

Georgie Auld and his Orchestra: Al Aarons, Danny Blue, Art House, Al Porcino (tp) Tracy Allen, Micky Datz, Rudy DeLuca (tb) Lou Prisby, Gene Zanoni (as) Georgie Auld, Al Cohn, Irv Roth (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Harry Biss (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Ed Cunningham (b) Art Mardigan (d) Lynne Stevens (vcl) Tadd Dameron, Al Cohn (arr). New York, January 15, 1946

sábado, noviembre 08, 2008



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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Lost in meditation (1938)
Brunswick 8083

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Harold Baker (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p,ldr) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (d) Ivie Anderson (vcl). New York, February 2, 1938

viernes, noviembre 07, 2008


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Dinah Shore
Skylark (1942)
Bluebird 11473

jueves, noviembre 06, 2008

King Oliver

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King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators
Black snake blues (1927)
(Jesse Johnson/ V.Spivey)
Brunswick 80079

King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators: King Oliver, Tick Gray (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Omer Simeon (sop) Barney Bigard (ts) Luis Russell (p) unknown bj, Junie Cobb (tu) Paul Barbarin (d). St. Louis, Missouri, April 27, 1927

miércoles, noviembre 05, 2008


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I want to congratulate my American friends for the new era opening in their country and the world. Let's all hope for the best. Oscar

Jelly Roll Morton
Original rags (1939)
(Scott Joplin)
Commodore 587

Jelly Roll Morton (p). New York, December 14, 1939

martes, noviembre 04, 2008



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Count Basie and his Orchestra
Out the window (1937)
Decca 1581

Count Basie and his Orchestra: Ed Lewis, Bobby Hicks, Buck Clayton (tp) Eddie Durham (tb,g,arr) Benny Morton, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as,vcl) Herschel Evans, Lester Young (ts,cl) Jack Washington (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddy Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d). New York, October 13, 1937

lunes, noviembre 03, 2008


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Paul Whiteman and his orchestra
My moonlight madonna (1933)
Victor 24364

Paul Whiteman and his orchestra: Bunny Berigan, Nat Natoli, Harry Goldfield (tp) Jack Fulton (tb,vcl) Bill Rank, Vincent Grande (tb) Bobby Davis (cl,as) Fud Livingston (ts,cl,arr) Benny Bonaccio, John Cordare (ts, as) Charlie Strickfaden (bar) Kurt Dieterle, Mischa Russell, Matt Malneck, Harry Struble (vln) Roy Bargy (p,arr) Ramona Davies (2nd p) Mike Pingitore (g) Norman McPherson (tu) Artie Miller (b). New York, July 20, 1933

domingo, noviembre 02, 2008



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Rollie Totheroh

Hoy viajo a ANIMACOR en Córdoba, Andalucía. Si el hotel tiene Wi-Fi continuaré enviando e-mails, y si no, volveré a enviarlos desde el próximo sábado. Hasta entonces.
Today I will fly to ANIMACOR in Cordoba, Andalusia. If I get a hotel with Wi-Fi I will continue sending e-mails, if I don't I'll resume the "service" next Saturday. See you then.

Ron Goodwin And His Orchestra
(Charlie Chaplin)
Main theme from the same name film ("Candilejas" en Argentina)
Odéon 275077

sábado, noviembre 01, 2008



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Joe Turner
After my laughter came tears (1951)
Atlantic 939

(Big Joe sirviéndole de modelo a Ray Charles para que lo imite)
(Big Joe serving as a model for Ray Charles to imitate)

Joe Turner with Vann "Piano Man" Walls and His Orchestra: Joe Turner (vcl) with unknown tp's, saxes, Harry Van Walls (p) unknown g, b and d + ensemble vcl-1. New York, April 19, 1951