Friday, 24 August 2012

What cricketers do in the close season...



24 comments:

lilith said...

Brilliant...Elby was so gripped he overbrewed the tea! Kevin Pieterson on drums too.

rvi (Stompin' at the Savoy) said...

Agree with Lilith. Benny Goodman's band at that time was one of the greatest ever. Fab musicians and great composers and arrangers. Lionel Hampton on vibes has never been matched; and neither has Gene Krupa on the drums.

(As you probably know by now, I have an enormous collection of swing/jazz/big band music from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s which I have been steadily building up since the late 1950s. Can't remember the last time I bought a CD of modernish music.

Drives Mrs R up the wall, so I have put lots of it on my computer and can play it to my heart's content in my little den. Do please feel free to showcase Berrigan, Beiderbeck, the Dorseys, Shaw, Goodman, Miller etc as the mood takes you.

Scrobs... said...

Ha ha ha Lils...

That drumming style is so dramatic; see how high he gets his arms up!

I love this track; have done ever since I heard it when I was at school!

Scrobs... said...

I sold about 60 old jazz 78s on Ebay Reevers!

Lots of the names you mention were in there, and a bloke drove down from Essex to colect them!

He loved them too, so everyone was happY!

Looking at the clip again, it's not difficult to understand that there was so much real musical talent displayed there, all in one fantastic band!

I was searching for Gene Krupa actually, and this came up first as a super surprise!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm loved it :) I'll see your Benny Goodman and raise you a Louis Jordan: http://youtu.be/OkQWv18Trw0

said Pip

Electro-Kevin said...

Well I thought it was shit.


Not really. T'was brillig.

Scrobs... said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkQWv18Trw0

It's this link I think Pips, isn't it?

If it is, when did you learn to dance like that...;0)

Great song, and what about all those girls standing on the stairs, wishing they could be up front!

Scrobs... said...

Succint as ever Elecs!

Anonymous said...

Yup. I have hidden depths, Scrobs. They quiver. Joyfully :)

said Pip

rvi said...

Pip: A little something for your quivery bits from Chris and Ottilie.

Enjoy here

Elby the Beserk said...

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing :-)

That's fantastic, Scrobs. Just fantastic. I think I have some Krupa somewhere - must dig it out!

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Scrobs... said...

You do seem to have quite a lot of deletions Michael!

Hope all is well, and that the tablets work occasionally!

Scrobs... said...

I'm so glad your hidden depths are quivering Pips - it's the drumming you know...;0)

Scrobs... said...

His 'Tiger Rag' was one of the 78s I sold Reevers.

Scrobs... said...

Actually Reevers, you'll be telling me next that you used to attend the 'Regent Jazz Club' in Hastings, when an old flame used to be the singer, and heck, was she sooooo good!

'St James' Infirmery' used to bring the house down...

Scrobs... said...

It's an incredible precision drumming session Elbers isn't it!

It even got BP to email me over the holiday, and gurgle with joy!

Apparently one of our team in Cardiff is an expert on Krupa, so I'll have to make sure we get that on the next agenda!

Just wait for the first site meeting, with us all banging rulers all over the drawings...;0)

Anonymous said...


I'm trying to remember the name of the restaurant up Ifield road from Nick's diner around 1967. It was sort of opposite a laundromat and owned by Ian Fisher and Rufus.

Scrobs... said...

Anon (for it is you indeed!), I think the laundromat was next to a small grocers, which was next to 'The Finborough Arms', a worthy pub, to where I remember running the length of Ifield Road, after the end of one of the funniest Monty Python shows (The Spanish Inquisition), because the prog always finished under ten minutes from closing time!

I can remember a restaurant you mention, and think it might have been Italian, or Greek, but the name escapes me at present!

There was another restaurant near the flat called 'The Place Opposite', but that's all I can remember unfortunately!

rvi said...

Nope, sorry to disappoint Scrobs, but I ain't never been to the club you mention.

However, to cheer you up again, HERE is an unusual double helping of the great Artie Shaw's rendition of the "infoimery" song. Enjoy (and I hope it doesn't set Pip all-aquiver again!).

Anonymous said...

The Place opposite also belonged to Nick... of Diner fame... but the one that the name escapes us was very English indeed. I ate there many times... before visiting the 'Cafe des Artistes' in Redcliff Gdns.
Thanks anyway.

Scrobs... said...

Do you recall 'The Hot Pot', and 'The Original Pot' Anon...?