Speaking of jazz that makes you happy: Tomorrow night, Friday Nov 13th there will be a concert at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress called Happy jazz with Gunhild Carling Big Band together with the band Danish Jazz All Stars.
"Plays the happy music of Papa Bue, Louis Armstrong, Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison "
More information about the concert.
What do you think of Gunhild Carling? Please comment.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Last Sunday the trad jazz band Missisippi Seven had a concert at Pub 19 in Uppsala. The concert was arranged by Uppsala Jazz Club.
From a listeners point of view: This is music that really makes you happy. Good musicians. Nuff said.
Well, almost. What also makes you smile is that talk inbetween the songs by drummer Bertil Ekman. He seems to have a infinite supply of entertaining useless facts.
From a dancers point of view: Missisippi Seven plays trad jazz in a moderate tempo that you could easily do lindy to. The tempo is a little slow for balboa but they could probably throw in a couple of faster tunes if you asked them.
They played two of my favorite songs: "Diga Diga Doo" (also the name of the their new album where my photos is on the album cover) and "Blues My Sweetie Naugthy Gives To Me".
Here's my own useless but entertaining fact: mostly you hear "Blues My Sweetie Naugthy Gives To Me" played instrumently by for instance Sidney Bechet but there is actually lyrics to the song which list all the kinds of blues that you can get.
One of the kinds of blues is "The blues you get from women, when you see them going swimming, and you doesn't have a bathing suit yourself".
The photos are taken by me and may not be published elsewhere without my permission. Contact me if you want to buy or license them.
What do you think of Missisippi Seven? Please comment.
Monday, November 9, 2009
It's time for some rhythm & blues. Here is one of the classic rhythm & blues songs: RAGGMOPP performed by The Treniers.
What do you think of The Treniers singing RAGGMOPP? Please comment.
Friday, November 6, 2009
I love artists that have a good time when they perform. Here is Peggy Lee singing "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" together with Dean Martin and Jack Jones.
They seem to have a great chemistry together. You can't but smile when you see them.
What do you think of Peggy Lee and Dean Martin? Please comment.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Over the last week or so many people have found their way to the Swing, jazz and blues Facebook page and have become fans of the blog.
It's great to see a little more about who is reading the blog. On Facebook I usually make short announcements and post some videos for you to check out.
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