Lester Leaps In: The Saga

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#16 Post by SpuzBal » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:23 pm

main_stem wrote:
Shanabanana wrote: In general, do you have a good source of anecdotal stuff like this?
Jazz Anecdotes
by Bill Crow

It's has some really funny stuff in it.
I second that. It's a great book.
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#17 Post by CafeSavoy » Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:24 pm

Shanabanana wrote:No vocals on Lester Leaps In, but I'm starting to wonder if that's just some false memory. I can't find any vocal version on Allmusic.
Eddie Jefferson has a vocalese version called "I've Got The Blues (Lester Leaps In)." It's on his cd "The Jazz Singer" and also on the compilation called "The Bebop Singers."

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#18 Post by julius » Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:13 pm

i think from now on we should just ask questions and let rayned answer. day-um.

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#19 Post by Ron » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:45 pm

Maybe there should be a thread called "Stump Rayned" where we try to ask questions he doesn't know the answer to.

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#20 Post by RaleighRob » Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:27 pm

JesseMiner wrote:
Shanabanana wrote:
djstarr wrote:This looks kind of interesting - hard to tell if one of the two "Lester Leaps In" has vocals, but Joe Williams is on the credits.
Strangely enough, I just listened to that disc for the first time on Monday. It's really good.
Strangely enough, I just played "Jumping With Symphony Sid" from this album on Sunday night at the dance in Colorado Springs after convincing John Dyer to buy a copy of the album the day before. :)

Jesse

PS. It is a great album!
I ran into this on iTunes a couple of weeks ago and bought it on a whim. I'm pretty happy with it, too.

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#21 Post by BryanC » Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:38 am

I wanna know why Tommy Dorsey's song is called "Satan takes a holiday"

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#22 Post by djstarr » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:02 pm

Ham Carson's band played "Lester Leaps In" last night; one of their favorite songs and Ham loves to tell the story about how it's done over the changes to "I've Got Rhythm" - you not only get Lester Young but you get George Gershwin too.

I asked them what "Leaps In" meant - they agreed it meant taking a solo. However, Buddy Catlett, their bass player, said that a lot of the terms musician's coined came from watching the dancers --- he was really cute - he pointed out Lorraine (for those of you who know her she is a fabulous dancer and the favorite dancer of the band ;-) ) and said - like that girl - she leaps!

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#23 Post by GemZombie » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:42 pm

BryanC wrote:I wanna know why Tommy Dorsey's song is called "Satan takes a holiday"
Dunno, but there a lot of songs with religious overtones. Not all preachy and stuff, but songs with those overtones were just natural back then i guess. Nowadays they'll just stick you on christian radio if you do that ;)

Other "Satanic" songs:
Charlie Christian - Paging the Devil
Earl Hines - Up Jumped the Devil
Harry James - The Devil Sat Down and Cried
Eddie Condon - Satanic Blues
Fletcher Henderson - Hotter than Hell
Jimmie Lunceford = Hell's Bells

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#24 Post by JohnDyer » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:58 pm

JesseMiner wrote:
Shanabanana wrote:
djstarr wrote:This looks kind of interesting - hard to tell if one of the two "Lester Leaps In" has vocals, but Joe Williams is on the credits.
Strangely enough, I just listened to that disc for the first time on Monday. It's really good.
Strangely enough, I just played "Jumping With Symphony Sid" from this album on Sunday night at the dance in Colorado Springs after convincing John Dyer to buy a copy of the album the day before. :)

Jesse

PS. It is a great album!
Ha, finally got around to reading this thread. I LOVE this album. The sax section is so tight that it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up - yes, that's a good thing :) Thanks Jesse for the recommendation.
John Dyer, Denver CO

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