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.

The End … for now.

Well, it’s time to  call it an end to the University of Calidus Aura.  The UCA actually began when I was still teaching college and needed  a means of communicating with students, an electronic means of passing out assignments, etc. … Continue reading

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Damjan Pejcinoski – I’ll See You In My Dreams

Thanks to Live4guitar for the You Tube Damjan Pejcinoski is apparently primarily a guitar teacher on You Tube.  He is obviously heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt.

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Hiatus

I announced the passing of Chuck Cecil and that I missed the news  back in April.  Most of what I had scheduled was scheduled in January of this year.  I discovered medical problems of my own in early April.  Everything … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day — July 4

We are all taking the day off to celebrate!

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Chuck Cecil R.I.P.

It is with deep regret to discover that Chuck Cecil passed away on April 30 of this year.  I am late in discovery.  He kept the music, the history, his generation alive long after time had moved on.  It was … Continue reading

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Nokie Edwards and Thom Bresh play I’ll See You In My Dreams

Thanks to BreshDigitalTV Nokie Edwards was a founding member of the pioneering surf rock band The Ventures.The Ventures were big sellers in the early 1960’s during the California surfing craze.  Thom Bresh is a singer song writer who was primarily … Continue reading

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Chet Atkins and Merle Travis– I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1974

Thanks to doubleotwentyone I’ll See You In My Dreams was more than “A little ditty” in their hands.  It might have been Merle Travis who showed other country artists the guitar picking potential of this song.  Chet Atkins was not … Continue reading

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The Platters — I’ll See You In My Dreams — 1963

Thanks to The Platters The Platters even did a Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues version of I’ll See You In My Dreams in 1963.   They are on tour this year.  Check their You Tube page for a date near you.  … Continue reading

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Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum each take a solo piano turn on I’ll See You in My Dreams

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Teddy Wilson recorded his version of I’ll See You In My Dreams in 1938 and Art Tatum recorded his in 1953.  These are also two very different concepts of jazz piano playing.  Although … Continue reading

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Claude Thornhill and Orchestra “I’ll See You In My Dreams” — Late 1949

Thanks to Overjazz for the You Tube This was recorded in New York City, estimated in December 1949.  It was reissued by Hep Records in England.  He was described as “The Godfather of the Cool,” and you can hear it … Continue reading

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