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  1. Tony Bennett Battling Alzheimer's (take 2)

    "I love being a singer!" That brought a bit of mist to my eyes. He has had an epic career. gregmo
  2. Sonny Stitt. Why didn´t he become as famous as Dexter?

    Re Stitt's competitiveness, Laurie Pepper has some interesting things to say about Art's session with Stitt in the notes for the Hollywood All-Star Sessions box. She makes it clear that Stitt made Pepper very nervous, and that it was his least favorite of those sessions, even though he played pretty well. I wonder if Stitt's brief flirtation with the Varitone hurt him a little with critics and listeners. I always thought it was a gimmick and was glad when he jettisoned it. gregmo
  3. I haven't read the Hawes book, but I did enjoy (if that's the word!) reading O'Day's book. She had quite the life, no doubt about it. gregmo
  4. R.I.P. Ned Beatty.

    He was simply brilliant in "Network," for which he received an oscar nomination. gregmo
  5. Jack Jones - Disco Wives and Lovers

    So, I'm gone traveling for a few weeks, and I return to the Board to find.....this....... I think I might have to leave again! gregmo
  6. Fletcher Henderson info requested / 1920s

    Loved listening to this, but it's interesting how much it sounds like Paul Whiteman until the swinging trumpet solo at the end! gregmo This one sounded a bit less Whitemanish. Thanks for posting these, Chewy! gregmo
  7. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Ditto. Listening to disc 2 now! gregmo
  8. Fletcher Henderson info requested / 1920s

    Thanks Chuck! gregmo
  9. Fletcher Henderson info requested / 1920s

    I didn't realize Henderson recorded anything for Edison. Are these sides available on cd somewhere? gregmo
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    In the mood for a bit of classic Mingus!
  11. "Calling You" was the song from Baghdad Cafe. It was nominated for a Best Song oscar. gregmo
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A bit of Curtis Fuller on this classic:
  13. Mine started its lonely trip across the country yesterday. I'll get it eventually! gregmo
  14. Curtis Fuller - RIP

    Yes, thanks for posting that. While I agree that Fuller's solo on "Blue Train" is fine, I think I'd rate Teagarden's second solo on the live version of St. James Infirmary (Town Hall Concert) as the best I ever heard. That said, I don't think I ever heard a record by Fuller I didn't enjoy, and I have most of them! (In fact, I'm listening to him right now with Blakey.) gregmo
  15. That's a very good deal on the Shaw CBS set. gregmo
  16. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I'm listening to the Fuller Mosaic set right now, but T is always a great choice! gregmo
  17. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Me too. Disc 3. gregmo
  18. Curtis Fuller - RIP

    A marvelous trombonist, and by all accounts, a lovely human being. RIP. gregmo
  19. Jimmy Giuffre on Verve: 1959-1961

    A bit of Rosolino I didn't know about. I've added this one to my list! gregmo
  20. Love Wild Bill, especially his albums with Hodges on RCA and Verve from the 60s! gregmo