Some great tunes guys cheers and many I have not heard before
If I ever win the Lotto we are all going on the orient express 1920's style, sipping champagne dancing around the boys dressed to the nines in chaps
and such and the girls flapping along to the music dressed like movie stars (that includes you Darth ) all on me
This is from 1950. It's part of the soundtrack to the "film noir" D.O.A. The music is very wild and forms part of a scene in which a character
in the movie is poisoned in a crowded nightclub. The musicians in the scene are "miming" the music, although they were actually musicians. Other
musicians, including authentic jazz musicians, recorded this music on a sound stage. The music was composed and conducted by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Heard on the soundtrack is trumpeter Ernie Royal, a longtime studio musician and member of various big bands who may have met Tiomkin through
their mutual friend and associate Phil Moore. On tenor saxophone is Maxwell Davis, the father of West Coast rhythm and blues and member of the
Fletcher Henderson and Victor Young orchestras. Davis’s combo included drummer Lee Young, who was also hired by Tiomkin for D.O.A.’s recording
session. Ragtime and honky-tonk pianist Ray Turner played on High Noon and other Tiomkin films. George Boujie went from the Skinnay Ennis Army Band to
the MGM studio orchestra. In addition to acoustic bass, he excelled on tuba, which he played at MGM and on the Flintstones animated series. Two years
after D.O.A., he voiced “Tubby the Tuba,” the most famous tuba in history, when Decca released the classic Danny Kaye recording.
This is a famous movie scene. I looked into it a little more than I normally would because the playing on it was so good. I thought Louis Armstrong
might have been involved, since the "miming" trumpeter is portly and the soloing style is very punchy, a la Satchmo, but no.
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