Not Madame Ruth, but our Rebecca Kilgore, jazz alchemist, making the 1959 Lieber-Stoller pop hit LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE into a sultry jazz classic (as she did on the recording called BLUE SWING).
Here Becky is assisted in her tale of palmistry, the dark arts, and erotic redemption by master magicians Dan Barrett, trombone; Paolo Alderighi, piano; Phil Flanigan, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums:
All of this good-natured magic took place at JazzAge Monterey’s yearly music fiesta, the Jazz Bash by the Bay — to be exact, March 8, 2014. Even if you weren’t there, the magic is still powerful — new potions will be available in March 2015, says Madame Ruth.
May your happiness increase!
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Tagged Becky Kilgore, BLUE SWING, Dan Barrett, JAzz Bash by the Bay, Jazz Lives, JazzAge Monterey, Jeff Hamilton, Lieber and Stoller, LOVE POTION # 9, Michael Steinman, Paolo Alderighi, Phil Flanigan, Rebecca Kilgore
We celebrate the recent discovery and planned restoration of a 1929 short film, presumed lost, ME AND THE BOYS (reviewed here in MELODY MAKER):
According to jazz film scholar Mark Cantor, “the film was made in New York City in 1929, for British release, and has not been seen on these shore since, this assuming that it was screened here at any time. The one reel film features singer Estelle Brody, accompanied onscreen by the Ben Pollack orchestra: McPartland, Teagarden, Goodman, Breidis, Morgan and Bauduc.”
This film was located in Australia, and Ron Hutchinson and Mark have been fortunate enough to line up the funding needed to restore the short. (Dudley Heer, Frank Buxton, jazz-lover Hugh Hefner and I will contribute the funds need to restore the short.) “We are hopeful that the film might be screened in a year’s time; since the work is being done at U.C.L.A., we know the results will be top-notch!”
I want to hear the vocal trio and enjoy the hot playing.
Here is a biographical sketch of Estelle Brody. I couldn’t find any film of her singing voice, so readers will have to content themselves with this excerpt from the silent film KITTY, where Brody falls in a canal and emerges wet but still stylish, certainly hot for 1929:
May your happiness increase!
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Tagged Ben Pollack, Benny Goodman, Dick Morgan, Dudley Heer, Estelle Brody, Frank Buxton, Hugh Hefner, Jack Teagarden, jazz film, Jazz Lives, Jimmy McPartland, Mark Cantor, ME AND THE BOYS, Michael Steinman, Ray Bauduc, Ron Hutchinson, sound film, Vic Breidis