Hot Lips Page never let the flame go out. Two 1941 views (eBay, of course):
and the other side:
Lips with Artie Shaw:
and the rear:
Here he is in 1951, with Tyree Glenn, Paul Quinichette, Kenny Kersey, Danny Barker, Walter Page, and Sonny Greer at a jam session organized and recorded by Rudi Blesh:
and in 1952, with Andre Reweillotty’s band in Belgium:
and with Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Ralph Sutton. Catch Lips’ four choruses, beginning at 2:13. No wonder Marc Caparone calls Lips “Atlas”:
and THE DEVIL’S KISS, which soars over Massenet’s ELEGIE:
And here‘s a beauty:
Price is 899.99 plus 11 shipping, but the seller offers an extended-payment plan of $41 for 24 months and 30-day returns.
May your happiness increase!