Wintertime (1)

From ‘Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow’ to ‘Winter Weather’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Winter (Cold Side)‘. It has George Benson, Pauline London, Stan Getz, Wayne Newton and many more.

IMAGE : Photo by Fred Jala

The Ben Webster Foundation: In 1940 Ben Webster became Duke Ellington‘s first major tenor soloist. During the next three years he was on many famous recordings, including “Cotton Tail” (which in addition to his memorable solo had a saxophone ensemble arranged by Webster)? : I’ve had this for a few years now and it’s one I play often. I enjoy it so much I researched the tracks : Winter Weather-Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee & Art Lund, recorded 11/27/41. Climbed to #24 on the charts in 1942.

Kulturblog : Frosty the Snowman or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Frosty is creepy. He is a grown mas that likes to play with kids and shouts “Happy Birthday” as a way to get them off gaurd. Rudolph is the underdog that wins in the end.

MSN : On Verve’s Boy Meets Girl, Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae achieve a perfect balance between sophisticated charm (McRae) and eager-to-please hamminess (Davis), and the record is a joy from beginning to end. Of particular note are their take on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (where Sam cracks up Carmen a couple of times)

Straight No Chaser : Here’s “Winter Ballad” to kick off the winter season. It comes from the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s album Jazz Impressions of New York, originally released in the summer of 1964. Brubeck released a series of “Jazz Impressions” albums, including Jazz Impressions of Japan and Jazz Impressions of Eurasia

Eartha Kitt Fan Club : I always said Eartha would perform until the day she died, for aside from her family, it was her love of her fans that came next in her heart. The past several years Eartha closed her shows with “Here’s to Life”. In closing for now I would just like to say, “Eartha, Here’s to life, here’s to love, and here’s to you !”

A Christmas Yuleblog : Dunstedter discovered the vocal group The Merry Macs back in 1926, was the musical director of several radio shows back in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and has one movie credit to his name – the music score for the 1953 schlock horror movie “Donovan’s Brain” (with future First Lady Nancy Davis nee Reagan in the cast).

PLAYLIST : Wayne Newton – Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow (2.09) . Jimmy McGriff – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (6.38) . George Benson – Summer Wishes. Winter Dreams (2.58) . Bing Crosby – Frosty The Snowman (2.12) . Ray Charles – Snow Is Falling (2.50) . Keith Jarrett – Blackberry Winter (3.35) . Jazzamor – Winterrose (3.41) . Stan Getz – Winter Moon (5.17) . Pauline London – Out Of The Winter (5.59) . Jim Hall – Snowbound (6.18) . Dave Brubeck – Winter Ballad (2.45) . Jutta Hipp & Zoot Sims – Violets for Your Furs (6.10) . Leonard Cohen – Winter Lady (2.15) . George Shearing. Billy May – Snowfall Snowfall Cha (4.26) . Dinah Shore – Baby Its Cold Outside (3.12) . Rosa Passos – Inverno (2.07) . Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee – Winter Weather (3.02) . Ben Webster Quartet – Kat’s Fur (3.00) . Louis Armstrong With Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra – Winter Wonderland (2.59) . Eartha Kitt With Henri Rene & His Orchestra – Santa Baby (3.26) .


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