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by Eyeball
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Glen Gray/Casa Loma play "Featuring the Boys" - Live
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Re: Glen Gray/Casa Loma play "Featuring the Boys" - Live

Found an early FBW show from 1942 which is all music except for some comedy with Chico Marx of the Marx Brothers. It's the Chico Marx band with 17 y/o Mel Torme on drums and he sings one tune. Some female singer does a nice "Mr. 5 by 5" http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-episodes/fitch-bandwagon-gu...
by Eyeball
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Glen Gray/Casa Loma play "Featuring the Boys" - Live
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Glen Gray/Casa Loma play "Featuring the Boys" - Live

This is from a 1945 FITCH BANDWAGON radio show. Looks like he gets one number and a comedy routine wit Cass Dailey. The number is hot @ about 20:30. http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-episodes/fitch-bandwagon-glen-gray-orchastra/1 The Fitch BandWagon show began in 1938 and used to feature big bands...
by Eyeball
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 75th anniversary of "In the Mood" 8-1-1939
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: 75th anniversary of "In the Mood" 8-1-1939

Then Artie Shaw played it slowly and rightly decided it was boring. Then Glenn Miller recorded it in 1939, it became a smash hit, and he paid off Wingy not to contest royalties.. I have always wondered about the pay off story b/c I never knew that you could copyright a short riff. Do you have more ...
by Eyeball
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 75th anniversary of "In the Mood" 8-1-1939
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

75th anniversary of "In the Mood" 8-1-1939

Old habits die hard for me, so here is a birthday celebration posting for the Glenn Miller recording of the Swing Era's national anthem, "In the Mood". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZtomQS8JkE - original recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teJfuKdzbOo - from the first GM film https://www.yo...
by Eyeball
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals
Replies: 6
Views: 5977

Re: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals

Great stuff, ordered! (It's not on Spotify, although some of the individual tracks are available.) 1.) Alright!!!! 2.) Oh, no! I'll dig what they have. I was surprised how good some of the charts were. Fred Norman, who also arranged a lot for Krupa, did stuff for JT. And the playing I heard was als...
by Eyeball
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals
Replies: 6
Views: 5977

Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals

http://www.allmusic.com/album/its-time-for-tea-has-anybody-here-seen-jackson-mw0000088526 Terrific stuff all from transcriptions. Much better than much of his Decca junk from the period. A few ballads, a few novelties and a few traditional aka boring songs, otherwise, all instrumental! Wonder if thi...
by Eyeball
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anyone Heard of Billie Rogers? - Female, trumpeter, vocalist
Replies: 0
Views: 10279

Anyone Heard of Billie Rogers? - Female, trumpeter, vocalist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Rogers She was with Woody Herman's band during WW2. She just died earlier this year. She likely had some great stories. She played good horn and sang nicely and had her own big band, too. I've seen some actual 16" transcriptions of her band, but I don't see them o...
by Eyeball
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Freddie Green
Replies: 9
Views: 4780

Re: Freddie Green

that's Krupa on drums. Bet he felt like a fraud that day. How come? Substituting for Jo Jones in the great Basie rhythm section with Freddie Green and Walter Page. Krupa may have had all the fame as the legendary drummer showman from the Goodman Orchestra but I bet he knew what the real score was. ...
by Eyeball
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Freddie Green
Replies: 9
Views: 4780

Re: Freddie Green

trev wrote: that's Krupa on drums. Bet he felt like a fraud that day.
How come?
by Eyeball
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Benny Goodman @ Disneyland - 1961
Replies: 4
Views: 4016

Re: Benny Goodman @ Disneyland - 1961

Jose Tello wrote:Thank you for sharing! :)
Sure thing. I just found out that the color footage still exists...and hopefully in better condition than this B&W dub.
by Eyeball
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Benny Goodman @ Disneyland - 1961
Replies: 4
Views: 4016

Benny Goodman @ Disneyland - 1961

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB0e_ho ... e=youtu.be

Some of you guys will enjoy this!

Someone said it has their favorite version of "Stealin' Apples".
by Eyeball
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Three GREAT Harry James sides from '46, '47 and '51
Replies: 0
Views: 10356

Three GREAT Harry James sides from '46, '47 and '51

I have these at home and it is great to hear them online so others can dig them, too. Do You Love Me? - vocal Ginnie Powell - 1946 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUCkSqm61PM East Coast Blues - instrumental featuring Harry James at his best, the always terrific Willie Smith and a killer trombone sol...
by Eyeball
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lots of great Casa Loma sides on YouTube!
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Re: Lots of great Casa Loma sides on YouTube!

straycat wrote:
Eyeball wrote:Anyone like these?
Yep. Thanks for posting - it's got me revisiting Casa Loma while I work today...
Thx! Happy to hear that. When I post stuff it is nice to know that someone appreciates it and gets to hear some good stuff!
by Eyeball
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: hitler-hates-jazz-and-that-suits-us just fine
Replies: 0
Views: 10399

hitler-hates-jazz-and-that-suits-us just fine

http://thereisjazzbeforetrane.blogspot. ... ts-us.html

Unique Ellington ad for the Hotel Sherman in 1942
by Eyeball
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Emmett Matthews Orch "You can´t pull the wool over my eyes"
Replies: 0
Views: 10525

Emmett Matthews Orch "You can´t pull the wool over my eyes"

One of those great 1936 tunes that everyone has a good version of!

I didn't know this artist until now. Sounds black.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2PO2YvZ1PY

Other good version of this are on YT.

Do you like it?