Posts Tagged ‘Roy Eldridge’

Billie Holiday and C&B

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April 21st, 2023 Posted 7:39 am

Music is important in the Chet and Bernie series and this song comes up a lot. Chet is especially into Roy Eldridge’s solo that closes it out. I actually saw him play at club on New York in the ’70’s. As for Billie Holiday all I can say is ou sont les neiges d’antan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVc3CPYKPhQ

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If You Were Mine

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October 26th, 2022 Posted 9:27 am

Music is important in the Chet and Bernie series (and central to Heart of Barkness) and this song comes up a lot. Chet is especially into Roy Eldridge’s solo that closes it out. I actually saw him play at club on New York in the ’70’s. As for Billie Holiday all I can say is ou sont les neiges d’antan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fke2b6ftQ_8

 

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Chetspeak on Sunday

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February 7th, 2016 Posted 7:11 am

I ran onto the loading dock. Still some light left and I could see Peanut clearly. She was on the ground, walking toward the perp’s old – what was the word? – jalopy. That was it. She walked over to the jalopy, lifted one of her huge round feet and stomped down, crushing the whole front end. Why? I had no idea, but I liked it, liked it a whole lot. Then Peanut raised her trunk high and blew a beautiful trumpeting sound up toward the darkening sky. I loved that trumpeting sound – as good as Roy Eldridge or better – and was hoping for more, when the baboon blew right by me with a whoosh of air, flew out into the night and disappeared from view, although not before I saw that he had the sombrero.

I jumped down onto the ground and went over to Peanut. This was the Peanut Case, meaning she was my responsibility. First I had to get her attention. That probably meant waiting until she’d finished crushing the jalopy’s back end. It didn’t take long.

– from TO FETCH A THIEF.

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Chet And Bernie Music (1)

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January 13th, 2012 Posted 9:05 am

“Someone was unfamiliar with If You Were Mine?” Admin says.

“So here it is,” Spence says. “If You Were Mine, by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck, with Billie Holiday on vocals and an all-star band. The understated and brilliant pianist is Teddy Wilson, and that’s Roy Eldridge on trumpet at the end – you’ll see why that trumpet does things to Chet. The year – 1936, probably when she was at the height of her powers.”

For Molly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Pa4pv3x3k

Welcome Finn McCool. Beary – please retry.

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