Red Nichols - Everybody Loves My Baby ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Red Nichols - Everybody Loves My Baby

Sometime I come across jazz musicians whose name I've heard but haven't really listened to. One of those was trumpeter Red Nichols, here is a video clip with Red Nichols & His Five Pennies playing "Everybody Loves My Baby".

The video clip with Red Nichols & His Five Pennies is the last part of a soundie from 1935. My favorite quote from the video (hilarious):

"Oh, Red, Please don't sing,
Pick up your horn, and play that thing!

What I think is interesting in this clip is the mix between hot jazz and swing. One thing that is also noticeable is the slang words in the lyrics "she's my sheba, I'm her sheik". Those slang words became popular one decade earlier in 1921 when the silent movie "The Sheik" starring Rudolph Valentino was released. That film also inspired the jazz standard "Sheik of Araby".

What do you think of Red Nichols? What other recordings of Red Nichols should I listen to? Tell me.

1 comment:

CJP said...

One of my favorite movies of all-time is Danny Kaye playing the role of Red Buttons in the film biography, "The Five Pennies". A marvelous movie where Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong tear the joint apart with the best-ever rendition of "When The Saints Come Marching In". What a joy and a treat to watch this clip and see the real Red Buttons perform. He was a fabulous entertainer, extremely worthy of that wonderful film biography.