All posts tagged “Benny Goodman

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Brussels Blues

I came across this one surfing around on YouTube this morning, and it is so very familiar to me. It’s Benny Goodman at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair featuring the fantastic Jimmy Rushing on vocals. My dad had this cut on an album called Mr.… Read More

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Let’s class this joint up…

Here’s Count Basie with Little Jimmy Rushing (Mr. 5X5!) on vocals. Sent for you yesterday and here you come today. This tune rocks. Basie and Rushing were both favourites of my father’s. He’d say, “Listen to Basie’s piano, son, just listen”. He used to play… Read More