Thursday, October 07, 2010

YouTubin' on a Thursday evening...

I was checking out some strange and wondrous things at YouTube tonight, and this is what I found:

1. A particularly clever and cute Nipsey Russell classic has finally been uploaded: Presenting: "Bennie's From Heaven"...

2. The greatest version of "These Foolish Things", recorded by Ella Fitzgerald with an all star quartet of Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson. Listen to it all the way through, and especially the last verses and be amazed...

3. Anita O'Day falling in love...

4. ....while Dinah Washington sets her destination for the moon.

Bonus vid: Anita scattin' her way through "Tea for Two" at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Amazing archival footage!

1 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Blogger SINVILLE said...

Nipsey Russell born in 1918. I don't remember him as old! Funny I never like jazz (actually at 18 I worked in a jazz club), but the last Anita video was fascinating for people watching and capturing the feel of the era. Her dress was timeless elegance. Today, there is no way an entertainer would dress as impeccably as she did, especially at a festival.

 

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