For the moment, it has stopped raining where I am, but skies worldwide still need to be brightened. Music is one of the best ways I know. Hot music.
You can read more about how these videos came to me (thanks to Kriss) and hear a wonderful WOLVERINE BLUES here.
For these performances, the Birds are Bent Persson, trumpet / cornet; Goran Stachewsky, banjo; Goran Lind, string bass; Ulf Johansson Werre, piano; Tomas Ornberg, reeds; Jens “Jesse” Lindgren, trombone.
Today, a quartet of songs / performances associated with Louis in his late Twenties cosmology. And please listen closely to Bent, who has spent years in study and performance of the Louis Hot Choruses / Hot Breaks book from 1927: an ascending break can be heard late in NEW ORLEANS STOMP, and a whole chorus in JIMTOWN BLUES, a song Louis never recorded. And the Weatherbirds romp . . . if birds can be said to romp! (Perhaps another verb for jubilation? No matter.)
NEW ORLEANS STOMP:
SAVE IT, PRETTY MAMA, with a Hines-chorus from Ulf and an evocative vocal by Jesse, while Tomas imagines Bechet joining Louis in the OKeh studios:
WILLIE THE WEEPER — so much swing in under three minutes:
Kriss has promised me more, as these wonderful Birds fly over . . .
May your happiness increase!
Ohh nice! Thanks!
BTW, I’m pretty sure that is Göran Stachewsky on the Banjo (and there is no drummer, but Sigge Dellert is playing on that other clip, and there it is Göran Eriksson plaing the banjo as well)
Thank you! You are a much more accurate viewer than I am an annotator, and I have corrected my errors. Dear Andreas, I wish all the people who wanted to point out my mistakes did it so courteously.
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