Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gene Autry — Pioneer of Country-Western Music Image

You Tube Thanks to Gene Autry Official. That’s Gene Autry singing his theme song Back In the Saddle Again in the movie with the same name. The song was originally written by Ray Whitley, himself an actor in western musicals.  … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Gone With The Wind and a vocal version by Julie London

Thanks to SpazioSonoro Gone With The Wind  was written by Wrubel and Magidson in 1937, well before the famous movie was released. No claimed official connection with the novel or the movie. This Art Tatum version was made in September … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — There’ll Be Some Changes Made

Thanks to Dominik Feri There’ll Be Some Changes Made starts off with a bit a scat and Fats doing dialect comedy. That wasn’t part of the song, but you know, it’s Fats Waller. This was recorded in Camden, New Jersey,On … Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show–One of my all time favorite movies

Thanks to stereopsis99 for the You Tube That video was the ending credits of one of my all time favorite movies,The Last Picture Show. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released in 1971. Rarely does any work of art … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans

I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans is from The Tatum Group Masterpieces, volume six.  Also on this recording were Red Callender on Bass and Jo Jones on Drums.  The song was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday Sweet and Slow

Sweet and Slow was written by Al Dubin Harry Warren.  Fats Waller’s piano and vocal was very mellow on that date, May 8, 1935.  Personnel on the session included:  Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell reeds; Charles Taylor bass; Harry Dial, … Continue reading

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Milton Brown, Bob Dunn — First Electric Steel Guitar Recording, 1935.

Above is a Medley of Hawaiian Waltzes by Walter Kolomoku.  He was an actor, singer, and of course steel guitarist.  Much of his output of songs was recorded on Edison cylinders (!), which was pre World War I technology. That … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)

According to Wikipedia, These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) was written by two Englishmen, Jack Strachey and Eric Maschowitz as part of a series of “Mayfair Songs” for a late night musical review on the BBC. The original recording … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Believe in Miracles

I Believe in Miracles was recorded in January, 1935 at Bluebird’s Camden, NJ studio. Originally, the studio was a church with an organ, which Fats played on this cut. The tune was written by Jack Palmer, Sam M. Lewis, and … Continue reading

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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Southern California

The USGS reported this morning that a 5.2 magnitude Earthquake struck on the San Jacinto fault just after 1 AM Pacific Daylight Time. Several after shocks struck within a half hour after the shocks. Dr. Lucy Jones, retired from the … Continue reading

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