Posts Tagged ‘Count Basie’

Saturday Matinee – Chuck Barris & Eugene Patton, Count Basie & America Paz

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Yeah, we lost another famous Chuck this week. Here’s Chuck Barris on The Gong Show featuring the late Eugene Patton, aka, Gene Gene The Dancing Machine. (If you thought I was going to post vids of The Unknown Comic, you’re mistaken, but here’s a link instead.)

GGTDM’s themesong was always Count Basie‘s 1938 hit “Jumpin’ At The Woodside,” so let’s go there. Here’s Basie’s Orchestra playing their 1937 hit “One O’Clock Jump” six years later in the movie Reveille with Beverly.

That 1943 Basie lineup likely included Buck Clayton, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Snooky Young, trumpet; Dicky Wells, trombone; Earle Warren, Buddy Tate, Don Byas, Jack Washington, saxes; Freddie Green, guitar; Jo Jones, drums. Not sure who’s on bass.

This Funk Bass Slapfest is awesome, and the girl’s smacking a six-string. I’m guessing that this how Julliard students settle their differences and go busking at the same time.

OH WAIT! THAT’S AMERICA PAZ!

Very impressive, Ms. America.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll see you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Gorey Castle, Stoner Records, Lion Paw Riddim, Count Basie, Ondřej Havelka

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Gorey Castle Projection is awesome.

From 1979 comes this story about Rasta Records. Wonder how many stoners ruined their turntables trying to play them.

Nice groove that.

“Jumpin’ At The Woodside” was a CB tradmark, and the speed still amazes me. Here’s  a double shot of Count Basie, live from 1972.

From the Utoobage description: videoklip k písni Beat me, daddy, eight-to-the-bar, nalézt ho můžete na CD Nejlepší kusy z repertoiru Ondřeje Havelky a jeho Melody Makers. Have a great weekend, folks.


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