Monthly Archives: December 2016

After Midnight New Years Day Once Again

This is an outtake from the movie Annie Hall, with Diane Keaton singing the Carmen Lombardo song which we heard before  with the Lombardo band.  Taking a page from Louis Armstrong’s book, I played this for several of my friends … Continue reading

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Early New Years Eve — Once Again

New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without Guy Lombardo, but we’ll skip Auld Lang Syne kick it off with  one of his lesser known songs.  Seems Like Old Times was written by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb. Lombardo’s … Continue reading

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Mid Twentieth Century Romantic Christmas Songs

For Swing Era Generation, wistful nostalgia was the main theme of the adult songs of that era.  Here is The Christmas Song: Thanks to DemonMusicGroup The story goes that The Christmas Song was written on a hot July day in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Chuck Cecil

Today, December 26th, is Chuck Cecil’s birthday. He will be 94 years old. His Swingin’  Years program was on the air from 1956 until July of this year, a phenomenal 60 years. He was on commercial radio, Armed Forces Radio, … Continue reading

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Christmas is for small children

Christmas as a special time for small children.  Many small children need Christmas, especially those who suffer in an often unkind world. It also comes at a dark and cold time of the year. Children who need Christmas the most … Continue reading

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Going Nuts At Christmas

Last year, I didn’t post music over Christmas on this site. I hadn’t given it much thought. Sometimes, Christmas music gets on people’s nerves. I remember going shopping many years ago at a department store with my father at Christmastime. … Continue reading

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Heads Up! Heavy Traffic

There seems to be heavy traffic on You Tube this week and you might experience delays.  Be patient.  No worries, it’s that time of the year.  Have a safe and happy holidays.

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Claude Thornhill and Sir Charles Thompson Robbins Nest

(Updated with apologies) Thanks to Orchard for the You Tube That was Claude Thronhill’s version of Robbin’s Nest. Claude Thornhill was one of the few swing era orchestra leaders who made a committed embrace of the newer Bebop jazz. At … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — The Moon is Low

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Art Tatum recorded The Moon Is Low for  Norman Granz’s Pablo Solo Masterpieces Disc 6 Cut 19,  in 1955. The song was written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed for the 1930 … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Sloppy Water Blues

Thanks to Joseph T. Porter for the You Tube Sloppy Water Blues was composed and performed by Fats Waller, recorded at Victor Studios in Camden, New Jersey, on January 14, 1927. The Camden Studio had once been a church and … Continue reading

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