Author Archives: Richard Rollo

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.

Nancy Wilson — R.I.P

You Tube Thanks to Jurgen Wladi Grunewald February 20th is Nancy Wilson’s birthday.  She passed away in December but asked that she be remembered on her birthday.  So here it is.  Here is the late Nancy Wilson singing the great … Continue reading

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Valentines Day — I’m in Love Again — Red Nichols

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube Well, it’s Valentines Day so why not play the song I’m in Love Again, an early one written by Cole Porter?  This was a Red Nichols band  called the Six Hottentots.  Red Nichols … Continue reading

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Relaunching The University of Calidus Aura

I have decided to relaunch the University of Calidus Aura website for the time being.  I will start posting sometime later in February.  I don’t see any evidence of vandalism and quite a few people have subscribed since I quit … Continue reading

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The End

With regret, especially for the recent subscribers, I am now announcing the closing of the University of Calidus Aura website.  Hackers have succeeded in disabling the security software I recently installed.  I wrote when I stopped posting that if the … Continue reading

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Another Hiatus

With regret, I am announcing another hiatus from posting on this blog.  Since I installed new security software, my email box has been overwhelmed with notices of failed hacking attempts.  I do have the IP address and in some cases … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — How High The Moon

Originally written: music, Morgan Lewis; lyrics, Nancy Hamilton; for the Broadway Show  Two For The Show. This is from the 1949 Shrine Auditorium Concert re-engineered by Zenph Studios.    I think we hear some of Art Tatum’s sense of humor here. … Continue reading

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Les Paul and Mary Ford How High The Moon

Thanks for the You Tube MusicProf78 This  45 RPM record holds a great memory for me, because I got a 45 RPM record player for my Third Birthday and this was among the first records I got.  I just loved … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby

Thanks to mymusicdiscovery for the You Tube. I’ve never heard of this version before, but it sounds like a transcription of a radio broadcast.   The poster didn’t name his source. Fats Waller was a master of the piano and a … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – Stars Fell On Alabama

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube Stars Fell On Alabama is from the Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces recorded by Norman Granz in the early 1950’s rereleased on compact disc Vol. 5.  This was written music by Frank Perkins lyrics … Continue reading

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Bix — Two musical sides

Thanks to Tim Gracyk That was Bix’s version of Sorry, recorded in 1927.  The record features Bix on cornet, Bill Rank on trombone, Don Murray on clarinet, Adrian Rollini on bass sax, Frank Signorelli on piano, and Chauncey Morehouse on … Continue reading

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