Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jukebox Saturday Night Entry: The Great Bix Beiderbecke, Nightlife, and Post-Storm Edition


"At the Jazz Band Ball" as performed by Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke and His Gang (1927)

In the same spirit, here is another Bix Beiderbecke piece ...


"There'll Come a Time" (1928) (performed, I think, with Frankie Trumbauer)

This second video shows some images from his far-too-short life, as well as other 1920s images. (Yes, there's a brief glimpse of a topless lady in it -- just deal with it.) Poor Bix Beiderbecke ... So much wonderful talent, yet such a terribly brief and tragic life.

Bix in 1924 when he was about 21 years old. He died in 1931 at age 28.

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"I Love the Nightlife" by Alicia Bridges (1978)

Yes, I realize this song was redone, in a manner of speaking and most famously in the 1994 movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. That was a bizarre movie. The actor Hugo Weaving in this movie was also Agent Smith in The Matrix. Oh, yes, I also realize that in this video version I posted, the audio is totally out of sync with her singing -- sort of like in an old Bruce Lee Kung Fu movie.

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And we'll end with an upbeat smooth jazz piece (the silhouetted still figure on a deep blue background in the YouTube video notwithstanding)...


"After the Storm" by Norman Brown (1994)

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Okay, that's all for now. My next planned update will be either Monday or Tuesday night.

--Regulus

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