Sunday, January 15, 2012
A MUSICAL INTERLUDE, RETROSPECTIVE
A brief, refreshing, musical interlude, retrospective, reminiscence.
I happened the other day to be reminded of a 1940s musical GENRE, the BIG BAND era.
It would be nice, thought I, to resuscitate Big Band on a daily, weekly basis.
Big Band being essentially, but, not limited to, dance music.
Some of it not so great, but, some of it wonderful, like that below.
So, I picked a FEW introductory clips below, in particular, Benny Goodman's Big Band and a few links featuring extraordinary Goodman drummer and soloist, Gene Krupa.
The sound track on one link below being not so great, but, still audible.
Krupa drums MAY remind SOME people of a SUBSEQUENT, later, solo hit by drummer Cozy Cole called, "Topsy, Part I and II."
Unfortunately, I could NOT find an original version of Cole's "Topsy Part I and II" anywhere on youtube so I settled for something as CLOSE as I could get.
Lots more from which to choose on youtube available from the same period, Ellington, Calloway, etc.
(Next time, entry, I MAY say something political about NAZI Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell, connections to/with perpetual Republican/Libertarian nominally independent candidate Ron Paul.
Perhaps?? Maybe not.
Such overwhelmingly consistent, depressing, sickening, revolting subject matter.
So, instead, pure, refreshing, music this time.)