1937

Buddy Greco the-lady-is-a-tramp

19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]

Charlie Haden

13/7/14 – Charlie Haden – August 6 1937 – July 11 2014

American double bassist Charlie Haden was one of the great innovators of Modern Jazz – experimental, simple, subtle, prolific. His music and message compelling and his associations with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley are classics in their genre.  As a person he was passionate and political as a father he was responsible for […]

Janis Joplin At The Hotel Chelsea In NYC

Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues band – DuBose Heyward & George & Ira Gershwin’s Summertime – Live At Gröna Lund Stockholm – 1969 / A Gershwin Collection

The Queen Of Psychedelic Soul emotes and rips out your heart with this rendition of DuBose Heyward & George and Ira Gershwin’s Summertime. The song was originally composed for the American Opera, Porgy and Bess in 1935. Based on a novel by DuBose Heyward, later adapted as a play by his wife Dorothy, the song Summertime is […]