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"The Best of Duke Ellington" Portrait cd

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'50s and '60s small group tracks.

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4 hours ago, mikeweil said:

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I love those Bear Family CDs.  I think when I got those was when I first heard "Mambo A La Kenton" and "Mambo A La Billy May" and got a big kick out of them.  It was definitely when I first heard "The Freeway Mambo", one of my favorite Prado recordings.

When I was a kid, say somewhere around 1968-69, we got a box of old 45s our local small town radio station was purging, I guess (my mom worked with the mom of the guy who was the morning DJ on said station).  I remember we had such discs as "Hot Diggity" by Perry Como, "Red Roses For a Blue Lady" and "Can't Get Used To Losing You" by Andy Williams, "The Little Old Lady From Pasadena" by the Beach Boys.  But there was this one catchy, odd instrumental record that I loved, but I had no idea what the song was titled or who recorded.  It took me decades until I stumbled across it again and learned the song I loved as a kid was this --

while looking for that, I also found these interesting clips.

I like those modified Dizzy bell trumpets -- kind of a gooseneck look.  The man sure loved those puffy shirts!

Has any one ever recorded a solo piano album of mambos?  Clearly Sr. Prado was not the man for that task, but it seems like a concept that just might work.

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"The Popular Duke Ellington" this time it's the Sony Legacy cd from Europe.

Love this release!

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Following jazzbo's lead.   More Duke!

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2 hours ago, duaneiac said:

 

Has any one ever recorded a solo piano album of mambos?  Clearly Sr. Prado was not the man for that task, but it seems like a concept that just might work.

When I hear this, I have to agree with you! That's a gorgeous little video!

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Can't tell you how many times I entered that establishment.

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Edited by Chuck Nessa

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Can't tell you how many times I entered that establishment.

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Only twice for me. Second time with Ulrich.

first time 1/7/1999 the day Fred Hopkins died. Ari Brown played

second time maybe a year later - Fred Anderson played 

I havn’t been to Chicago since

fwiw that recording is incredible - I just received my copy a couple of weeks ago

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Simon8 said:

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Desert island platter ....

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1 hour ago, John Tapscott said:

See the source image

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