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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Song Is Born"(1948)

    02/23/2014 12:17:45 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1948 | Howard Hawks
  • Museum Acquires Storied Trove of Performances by Jazz Greats

    08/20/2010 10:51:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | LARRY ROHTER | LARRY ROHTER
    For decades jazz cognoscenti have talked reverently of “the Savory Collection.” Recorded from radio broadcasts in the late 1930s by an audio engineer named William Savory... only a handful of people had ever heard even the smallest fraction of that music, adding to its mystique. After 70 years that wait has now ended. This year the National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired the entire set of nearly 1,000 discs, made at the height of the swing era, and has begun digitizing recordings of inspired performances by Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan,...
  • Use a Saxophone, Lose Your License (10/27/38)

    10/27/2008 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 32 replies · 609+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 10/27/38 | No byline
  • 1,500 STORM THEATRE TO RECEIVE GOODMAN (Real Time + 70 years)

    01/27/2008 9:49:47 PM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies · 331+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | January 27, 1938 | No byline
    1,500 STORM THEATRE TO RECEIVE GOODMAN Police Called to Handle Crowd Beginning to Form at 5 A. M. --- Mae West Film Shown Long before the scheduled opening hour at 8 A. M. yesterday crowds filled the lobby of the Paramount Theatre, overflowed onto Broadway and down the Forty-third Street side of the theatre to hail the return of Benny Goodman and his swing orchestra and to welcome the new Mae West comedy “Every Day’s a Holiday.” Lines started forming at 5 o’clock and the management reported that 1,500 persons were on hand at 7:30, a half hour earlier than...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Jazz Great Lionel Hampton, 94, Dies

    08/31/2002 12:34:16 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 56 replies · 427+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo! News ^ | 31 August 2002 | Larry McShane
    More on Yahoo! • Lionel Hampton There was more than musical magic on stage that day in 1936 when Lionel Hampton joined Benny Goodman in a Manhattan ballroom — it was a breakthrough in American race relations. Hampton, a vibraphone virtuoso who died Saturday, broke a barrier that had kept black and white musicians from performing together in public. Through a six-decade career, he continued to build a name for himself as one of the greats in jazz history. "He was really a towering jazz figure," said saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who played with Hampton in the 1950s. "He really...