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by swingshiftmusic
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Motown Blues Music
Replies: 11
Views: 7587

Motown music

I just watched a GREAT documentary last night, entitled "Standing in the Shadows of Motown". It's about the Motown Studio musicians, who called themselves The Funk Brothers. They provided the music for just about every major Motown recording from 1959 to 1977. They have more #1 hits than the Beatles...
by swingshiftmusic
Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bizarre deaths of Jazz Greats
Replies: 25
Views: 6390

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith's death was unbelievably tragic. She was in a car wreck while touring in the South, and was denied admittance to 3 different hospitals before the ambulance drivers could get into one that would take Blacks, some 3 hours after the wreck.

Killed by racists as surely as a lynching victim.
by swingshiftmusic
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:31 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Mack the Knife, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

I believe the song you're looking for is Ella doing Mack the Knife on her birthday in Berlin. The albmu is "Ella Fitzgerald's Birthay Concert", At least it was 15 years ago..... The novelty aspect is great, because she forgets the word to the song, but doesn't stop singing.

Dan Baker