Jul 072019

i was watching the 1955 version of guys & dolls, with frank sinatra and marlon brando a week or two ago, and ‘if i were a bell’ has popped up a number of times since, including this fun performance from cleo laine.  and it is fun! which is more than i can say for brando’s singing in the movie (not that he ever sang ‘ding dong ding dong ding’… that would have been a real treat), though he was a good choice in other respects.   they must have been thinking of this movie when they made paint your wagon.

cleo laine, johnny dankworth, and guests
uk tv special 1980

cleo laine – vocals
johnny dankworth – saxophones

henry mancini – piano
stephane grappelli – violin
sky (uk prog rock band)

01 if i were a bell
02 cavatina
03 wave
04 it can’t be love
05 the days of wine and roses
06 track 06
07 nuages
08 cannonball
09 track 09
10 music

standalone tv sound tuner -> revox b77 -> alesis masterlink (track splits, fades) -> cdr -> eac to flac
no dsp applied

sample: t01 if i were a bell.mp3
download: CleoLaine_1980-xx-xx_UK_TVSpecial_w_Grappelli_Mancini.zip

Nov 192016

coryell-catherine-grappelli-nhop-1980-05-03-paris-front-cover-300x300here’s a show featuring nhop – niels henning orsted pedersen.  a danish friend of mine & i were talking about nhop, so i ended up listening to most of the shows that i have with nhop (before making copies for her), and plan to share a few of those here.  unless i get distracted, in which case there’ll be something else.

speaking of nhop…. over on ubu roi, you should still be able to download hank mobley in copenhagen, march 1968, featuring nhop along with albert ‘tootie’ heath & kenny drew.  and the last posting at bogard’s jazz spot is available: martial solal & nhop, at the philharmonie in berlin, november 1976 (it’s mp3 though).

larry coryell, philip catherine, stephane grappelli, niels henning orsted pedersen
espace cardin
paris, france
3 may 1980

larry coryell – guitar
philip catherine – guitar
stephane grappelli – violin
niels henning orsted pedersen – drums

1. my serenade
2. autumn leaves
3. swing guitars
4. tears
5. are you in the mood?
6. nuages
7. minor swing
8. blues for django and stephane

source: fm from reel master
tape reel on akai deck, zoom h4, sd card to pc, audacity (volume & tracks), flac (tlh).

seeder’s comments:
i recorded this with my akai reel to reel machine in 1980.
this deck lost condition some years ago and i recently did my best to give him
a better health.
so, at the moment, i’m able to rip some old interesting recordings.
this one never saw the light of day until now and i don’t see any other version
of this show on the tracker.

sample: t03 swing guitars.mp3
download: LCoryell_PhCatherine_SGrappelli_NHOP_1980-05-03_ParisFrance.zip