Tag: jazz swing music

Harry Connick, Jr.: Whisper Your Name

I posted this about three years ago. I really needed something fun to jump start a Friday night that was making me more and more depressed. The knuckleheads in Washington are on my last nerve. There’s a bomb explosion in Norway. And some guy breaks into a summer camp and shoots and kills at least 80. In Norway!! Damn it. A sink hole in Florida is swallowing up buildings. Is that covered by your insurance? (I never really understood sinkholes.) A nurse has been arrested in connection with three deaths. Yep, I need a really fun tune like this. I have

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Count Basie

Man, look at this line up – Count Basie, piano; Wardell Gray, tenor sax; Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Freddie Green, guitar; Jimmy Lewis, bass; Gus Johnson, drums. How can you go wrong? Artist: Count Basie Tune: One O’Clock Jump

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Cab Calloway and "Minnie the Moocher"

It has dawned on me that I did not provide any music for you to enjoy over the weekend. Therefore, now, I’ll try to make up for this terrible slight. Cab Callaway was born in 1907. By his early 20s he was being recognized as a showman and an excellence musician. By 1930, he’d landed a permanent job with his band at the infamous Cotton Club in New York (supplanting Duke Ellington’s band). In 1931, he and his manager, Irvin Mills, wrote the hit “Minnie the Moocher”. Enjoy.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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