December 31. 2015
There was a rare exhibition at auctionI recently.
“Waldorf-Astoria Starlight Roof Supper Club menu signed inside by Guy Lombardo, printed cover art by Xavier Cugat”
I stayed in the honeymoon in Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
It is written in detail about the Guy Lombardo.
“Guy Lombardo is remembered for almost a half-century of New Year’s Eve big band remotes, first on radio, and then on television. Lombardo’s orchestra played from 1959 until 1976 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Live broadcasts (and later telecasts) of their performances were a major part of New Year’s celebrations across North America; millions of people watched the show with friends at house parties. Because of this popularity, Lombardo was called “Mr. New Year’s Eve”.
December 30. 2015
I will introduce the most impresive record I purchased this year.
When I looked for secondhand record,I looked character of “The good life” on the record title.
This song was my favorite song.
But I hesitated to buy this record.
Because I’ve not heard much ‘Black jump bands’.
However, I selected this record from many famous songs and co-star members.
Also the commentary about record is “Masahisa Segawa’ .
He is the most confidential critic at present.
I will not be able to write the details of this band.
If you are interest this band, please refer to the accompanying website.
December 26. 2015
I introduced my nickname in yesterday’s blog.
Today I will describe my profile photo.
This photo is album cover photo of John Kirby.
He was the bassist of Fletcher Henderson orchestra.
His leader work was like a classy indoor music in a swing era.
I think that his concept was related with MJQ.
He was also famous as the husband of Maxine Sullivan.
Please see a high-quality program by ‘BBC’ about his career.
December 28. 2015
December for me is a very important month.
Because it is the birth month of Fletcher Henderson, it is also the death month of him.
‘Birthday December 18’
‘Date of death December 28′
My birth month is also in December.My nickname on web is ‘sugarfootstomp’.
Jazz occurred in New Orleans. However,it has been developed in New York.
In Japan evaluation of Ellington and Basie than Henderson is high.
In the history of jazz, Fletcher Henderson is the most important person.
I want to write about his achievement through my blog.
December 26. 2015
There is a place where I want to go from a long time ago.
Its location is ‘Institute of Jazz Studies’ in Rutgers University.
I learned of the university for the first time in the photo collection of jazz magazines.
At that time I did not know that ‘Institute of Jazz Studies’ was established in university.
HP’s Jazz Institute can view by now.
This is a great HP.
It is like watching a dream.
However, I would like to go to ‘Institute of Jazz Studies’.
December 26. 2015
Since listening to the SP records in Kurashiki music library, I had began to purchase SP records .
I have purchased the Ellington of Brunswick ,But my collections of Brunswick were released from Nippon Colombia. Nippon Columbia sale was recurrence series. Saito store sale was original.
The lucky label was sold in November 1934 from Saito store. Saito store had been importing asbestos from Canada. Also Saito signed a contract with the United States Brunswick Corporation and began to sell records. 155 sheets had been released.
This was an invaluable label that the world of collectors were looking for.
Saito store was transferred rights to Japan Colombia in January 1936.
December 25. 2015
Today I am listening to this record.
This is the best record. I do not need to comment on the blog.
Look at the HP released the company.
The world’s best jazz lovers meeting.
Today is Christmas Eve.I will introduce the Christmas songs.
However, I have cited the commentary of ‘koubun Nogawa’ .’
Commentary of jazz music'[ジャズ楽曲の解説]
This book was published in 1951.
“The song has been inserted in 1942 to make the movie ‘Holiday Inn’.
Song named after the important holiday of the United States has been inserted into this movie.Particularly this song was the most wonderful.In four months of beginning one million copies of sheet music were sold.Finally in seven years 300 million copies were sold .Sales of records shown surprising number of records that five million sheets.
And this song came to be sung every year as a Christmas song.It has sold 350,000 of music score in every year in December.American soldiers are singing this song in the Orient and Europe.
While they think dear old home,they greet the Christmas.This song is selling well in abroad than USA.”
December 23. 2015
[Photo by wikipedia]
When I was living in Okayama , I occasionally visited Kurashiki .
I had heard SP records in ‘Kurashiki music library’.
I want to write about the establishment of this library.
There is the famous ‘Ohara Museum of Art’ that was built by ‘magozaburou Ohara’.
His son ”Soichiro Ohara’ was the knowledge also had deep music.
He contributed to the construction of the Music Library in Kurasiki.
1953, he was 10 million yen donation to Kurashiki City for music library construction.
Music library was established in 1969.
SP records of his collection were donated.
Also Phonograph that he was using was also donated.
[Photo by Kurashiki music library]
Even now, we are held regularly SP record concert.
In this library for me there are memories in the other. I would like to write to another opportunity.
December 22. 2015
Toyoharu Okada died in August 8. He was famous as Ellington collector who was a senior of university jazz club.
He had been collecting records of Ellington from his university days.After graduating from university, he worked in the famous record store.
1971,he fulfilled his dream and opened a record store.[Record Shop Okada]
I have been to his store and learned a lot of things in relation to jazz.I received a valuable reference materials of jazz from Mr.Okada.
I was blessed to seniors.
It will showcase in this blog.
“Handwriting-list of Victor vintage jazz series”