Friday, March 05, 2010

And here's a little more

Music that takes talent to play and perform.  Today's little slice of heaven is Tommy Dorsey.

Tommy Dorsey and the Clark Sisters -

Tommy Dorsey and his brother Jimmy -

Enjoy!  I'm going to be traveling again, so don't expect anything from me until Sunday.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The King of Swing

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Benny Goodman.  And he had it for decades.  Check out this old recording.......

And now this:

And this from 1980:


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sergeant Mac mentioned Sarah Vaughan

Oh yes.

Although if you asked me what song of hers would melt steel and cause every man to fall at her feet, it might just be this one:


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Little Known Facts

Did you know that Ray Charles got his start in Seattle?  He used to play on Jackson St. back in the 50's.

Uh huh!

And this one kinda parallels my old life in Seattle, before the charming guy you all know as "Ragin' Dave" was even created.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Little Known Legends

Here's another jazz legend that I've been able to see live, and since I'm in her old stomping grounds (and mine!) I figured I'd introduce you all to her.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Earnestine Anderson.

Fly me to the Moon

Sorry, you have to go to YouTube for that one, there's no embedding.  But there is on this: