Archive for September, 2015

Just had a reminder….

September 9, 2015

Someone posted a picture of a coffee percolator on Facebook  and asked if anyone recognised it.
Of course I did….. and then recalled the immortal words “Waiter, Waiter, Percolater” and listening to Javav Jave on the wind up Gramophone:

So click and listen

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They were recording in the 1930s and 40s…. I listened as a kid on a windup gramophone here in the UK through the late 40s, the 50s and into the 60s.
Those were (for me) innocent days as I didn’t know that they along with  Ellington, Armstrong, Ella Basie and others were black musicians… and I didn’t know that Venuti and Laing, Deanna Durbin , Goodman, Miller, The Quintet of the Hot Club were white….. why would I? From age about 3 onward I just loved listening to the music……