A New Year, Baby et al

From ‘You’re The First The Last My Everything’ to ‘So What’s New’ , we have mixed 17 ‘Jazz, Latin and Soul‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Anything New And First‘. It has Lionel Hampton, Omara Portuondo, Ethel Waters, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass and many more.

IMAGE : Photo by Joel Throckmorton

Wikipedia: He dropped out from school to become a runner for a Wall Street brokerage firm before he was drafted to fight in World War I. He took an interest in the theatre when he produced troop shows for the Navy.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame : Returning to the States in 1918, Youmans began working on Tin Pan Alley first as a song plugger for TB Harms Company and then as a rehearsal pianist for famed composer Victor Herbert’s operettas.

info.net : Tragically, his career was shortened when he contracted tuberculosis and, in 1934, entered a Denver sanitarium. He was able to leave the sanitarium periodically, but his musical endeavors became limited.

Answers.com : The biggest musical comedy success of the 1920s was his No, No, Nanette (1925), whose songs included “I Want to Be Happy” and “Tea for Two.” Oh, Please! (1926) offered “I Know That You Know,” while from the far more successful Hit the Deck! (1927) came “Hallelujah” and “Sometimes I’m Happy.

NationMaster : Eventually, when Youmans decided to retire and collect his insurance, he learned that the insurance companies would not pay off unless Youmans was physically incapable of earning a living: as long as his songs were performed or published, Youmans would not be deemed incapacitated.

Oldies.com : OApparently disenchanted with Broadway, Youmans moved to Hollywood and wrote his only major original film score for Flying Down To Rio (1933). Celebrated as the film that brought Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together as a dance team, the musical numbers, with lyrics by Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu, consisted of “The Carioca”, “Orchids In the Moonlight”, “Music Makes Me’, and the peppy title number.

PLAYLIST : Barry White – You’re The First The Last My Everything (4.33) . Candido – New World In The Morning (3.28) . Lionel Hampton – This Could Be The Start Of Something New (5.13) . The Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brandnew (4.46) . Otis Redding – New Year’s Resolution (3.22) . Caj Tjader – El Sonido Nuevo (5.07) . Ethel Waters – I Found A New Baby (3.03) . Peggy Lee & Frank Sinatra – You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (1.49) . Omara Portuondo – Polvo de nuevo amor (3.48) . Chet Baker – Novos Tempos (4.56) . Jazz Crusaders – New Time Shuffle (4.47) . Ruben Gonzalez – Nueva Guajera (4.06) . Miles Davis – New Rhumba (4.37) . Gonzalo Rubalcaba – First Song (9.41) . Jay McShann and his Orchestra – New Style Baby (2.42) . Stan Getz & Bill Evans – What’s New (2.54) . Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – So What’s New (2.10) .


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