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Oldies but goldies

Postby StewartP » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:26 pm

I've just found this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ77xVL0ImY

It's a vid of Nat King Cole singing "Answer me, my love"

The backing vocals seem cheesy by today's norms but what a sublime voice he has.

Anybody else know of some pre 1950s music that can shake our preconceptions?
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Re: Oldies but goldies

Postby E-lad » Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:40 pm

You reminded me of a couple weeks ago my son, 18 comes walking through the kitchen singing Louie Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" with that unmistakable Armstrong voice.
I asked him where in the hell did you ever hear that, let alone memorize it and he tells me, don't worry, I get around!

He and his GF and cronies have been playing a lot of Beatle stuff lately and also Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
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Re: Oldies but goldies

Postby Benjamin Franklin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:58 pm

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Re: Oldies but goldies

Postby Whateverman » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:11 pm

Damn, Stew, since I read this I've been scouring old emails and Favorites lists for a couple of extremely memorable jazz clips. I doubt they're pre-50s, but close. Miles Davis was way ahead of his time back then - and there are live recordings and movies that make this obvious.

I can't contribute anything for now, but mostly because the clips are from the early 60s.
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Re: Oldies but goldies

Postby craig » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:41 pm

Nat singing "Nature Boy" is about as good as it gets. Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald come to mind.
My dad played jazz piano, professionally for a bit when he was young, so I grew up listening to Duke Ellington (Mood Indigo and Take the A Train are tops), Count Basie, Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Art Blakey and Oscar Peterson. Any of it is worth a listen.
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