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April, 2010

Bon ton roulet

We’re off to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – we’ll be back next week (maybe)!

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Tammy

“Tammy” Bell Records   (Via Ulf)

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Just shoot me

Martin Ljung   “KanonKungen”   on Knappupp Records (Sweden)

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Pirate of four chins

Bonjour Allegresse   Les 4 Barbus   Philips Records (France)

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You talk too much

“Talk Talk” (Turn On) The Music Machine   Original Sound Label (1966)

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Twisting sister

Bell Records “Songs That Sold a Million Records”   Ain’t she sweet?

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Get a grip

Another Westminster Gold Classical cover that makes you tilt your head and go “huh!?”     Dvorak Overtures by the Vienna State Opera Orchestra.

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Groove is in the art

A prime example of David Stone Martin at his best!   “Groovin with Jacquet”   (1955) Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra   Clef Records (MGC 676) Also issued on Verve MGV 8061 entitled “Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra“.

Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Gerald Wiggins (org) Irving Ashby (g) Curtis Counce (b) Al Bartee (d)

Includes tasty standards like “Love is Here to Stay”; “East of the Sun”; “Stardust”; “Learnin’ the Blues”; and “Honeysuckle Rose.”

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Brahms’ grapest hits

Brahms Complete Hungarian Dances   Robert Gerle, Violin   Westminster Gold Series Records   Westminster was the king of the wacky classical package – at times pairing “serious” music with food for no apparent reason.   (See our “classical” section for others from the label.)

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Make ’em laugh

“Funny Boy” (A Povel Ramel Musical)   Knappupp Records   (Thanks to Ulf)

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