Maybe the best version I’ve ever heard of this classic tune. Really made my day.¬†Heard her on NPR last year and her records weren’t even available in the US. She’s coming to our shores soon.

More HERE.

DUTCH DIXIELAND

September 20, 2011

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No translation needed!

Nothing smoother than that. See this great documentary about Bill if you can (below).

 

Man, can she rock it. Double pianos? No problem. Why, didn’t that make you tingle all over?

BIG BAD BESSIE [1929]

January 7, 2011

Gotta love The Empress hard at work. Pretty lavish production, right? Must have been before the crash.

No better harmonies in the business. Dig the low camera angles on the dance scenes.

BLUE-EYED SOUL

October 1, 2010

It’s Friday. Let’s get funkay. Mr. Lidell was at Echo Park’s Echoplex last night.

The clarinet. With a pedal board?

SHADOW PUPPETS & SATCHMO

August 9, 2010

Pretty freakin’ rad, not gonna lie.

Because the two always go together.