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Save The Date Jazz Record Bash June 23-25, 2011

37th Annual Jazz Record Bash
78s, LPs, CDs, Memorabilia, Rare Films
http://www.jazzbash.net/

Hilton Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
http://www.hiltonwoodbridge.com


For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

2010 JAZZ BASH FILMS SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010 TWO SHOWS AT 4:30PM & 8PM

Ron Hutchinson, co-founder of The Vitaphone Project, will present a largely previously unseen collection of early sound jazz and vaudeville short subjects. Two different shows: First show from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM and second show beginning at 8:00 PM.

4:30 PM SHOW

1)Minnie The Moocher – Paramount Talkartoon 1932
2) Tal Henry & His North Carolinians – Vitaphone 1929
3) MAMMY Vitaphone Trailer – WB 1930
4) MAMMY Technicolor Excerpts – WB 1930
5) Harold Arlen – Paramount Pictorial 1933
6) Don Bestor & His Orchestra – Paramount 1936
7) Grace Johnston & Her Indiana Five- Vitaphone 1929
8) Wille, West & McGinty in “Plastered” – Paramount 1930
9) Charles Ahearn & His Millionaires – Vitaphone 1934
10) BRITISH PATHETONE 1930 –36 Excerpts
a) Billy Cotton & His Band
b) Stroh Violin Duo
c) Jack Payne Band
d) Forsythe, Seaman & Farrell
e) Roy Fox & His Orchestra
f) Mario DiPietro & His Band
g) Al Bowlly
11) MEET THE BOYFRIEND – Paramount 1930 – Lillian Roth
Venuti & Lang opening music & background

8:00 PM SHOW

1) The Five Locust Sisters – MGM Movietone 1928
2) “Rambling Round Radio Row” – Vitaphone 1934
3) The Audition – Vitaphone 1932 Hannah Williams
4) “Getting A Ticket” – Paramount 1930 Eddie Cantor
5) Excerpt from “Flying High” MGM 1931
6) Excerpt from “Myrt & Marge” Univ. 1934 Ted Healy / Stooges
7) “The Wishing Stone” – Dave Apollon & Orch. Vitaphone 1935
8) Excerpt from “Paramount On Parade” – 1930
9) BRITISH PATHETONE 1930 – 40 Excerpts
a) The Radio Three
b) Pauline Ward, tap dancer
c) Syd Milward & The Nitwits
d) Jack Hylton’s Band
e) Harry Roy & His Band
f) Sophie Tucker
g) Elsie Carlisle
h) Joe Loss & His Band
i) The Maestro Singers
j) Al Bowlly
k) Max & Harry Nesbitt
l) The Jesters – Radio imitators
m) George Erlich’s Orchestra
10) STARS OF HARLEM
a) Sissle & Blake – DeForest Phonofilm 1923
b) Ethel Waters – “On With The Show” – Vitaphone 1929
c) Nina Mae McKinney – “Hallelujah” MGM 1929
11) Excerpt from “They Learned About Women” MGM- 1929
Van & Schenck, Nina Mae McKinney – “Harlem Madness”

THE VITAPHONE PROJECT was founded in 1991 and seeks out lost 16” soundtrack discs and mute film elements of 1926-30 sound-on-disk talkie shorts and features for restorations. To date, over 3500 disks have been found, and over 100 shorts and 10 features have been restored, in cooperation with UCLA, Warner Brothers, BFI, The Library Of Congress, and private collectors. Go to www.vitaphoneproject.com for the Project’s website. Contact co-founder Ron Hutchinson at ron@vitaphoneproject.com.

The next screening of restored Vitaphone shorts is at Film Forum in NYC on 7/20/10.


For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

2010 JAZZ BASH FILMS FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010 8PM

This year’s program offers a pretty eclectic mix of music and performers – hopefully something for everyone!

CARTOONS! – MY PAL PAUL (1930) and NO OTHER ONE (1936) –
Walter Lantz’s little-known follow-up to his color cartoon in THE KING OF JAZZ, recycling the movie’s songs. Then Hal Kemp & Skinnay Ennis (plus Wiffle Piffle) invite us to follow the bouncing ball!

GUS ARNHEIM & HIS ORCHESTRA (1927) – one of the earliest Vitaphone band shorts, catching this hot West Coast band a year before its first record date – pre-Russ Columbo and Bing Crosby! New Orleanian Ray Lopez is one of the trumpeters; future bandleader Jimmie Grier is on saxophone and sings in the vocal trio (he’s on the left). Notice how the banjoist switches to guitar and walks over to an off-screen microphone to play an obbligato to the vocal trio. They play “Sing Me a Baby Song” and “Who-oo? You-oo, That’s Who!”

ODJB, MBRB, etc. (1936-37) – three selections from a series of Nu-Atlas musical shorts. First, a rare clip by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (LaRocca, Shields, Edwards, Robinson, Sbarbaro) – “Original Dixieland One-Step”; next, Lucky Millinder and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band – “Ride, Red, Ride.” Don Byas on sax; Frank Galbraith on trumpet; also Bill Doggett on piano and drummer Shadow Wilson. Third, Erskine Hawkins’ Band – “Deviled Ham.” The soloists are “Dud” Bascomb, first trumpet solo; Erskine Hawkins, second trumpet solo; Bill Johnson, alto sax; Paul Bascomb, tenor sax; Heywood Henry, baritone sax.

LEO WATSON & THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM (both 1941) – A Soundie by Eddie Cantor imitator Jackie Green – “Alabamy Bound” – and a number from the feature, SWEETHEART OF THE CAMPUS – “Tom, Tom, the Elevator Boy.” Leo Watson is prominently seen in both, along with guitarist Teddy Bunn and Wilbur & Douglas Daniels, plus bassist Wilson Myers.

LAMBERT, HENDRICKS & ROSS & JOE WILLIAMS & COUNT BASIE (1959) – “The King.”

FRANK ROSOLINO QUARTET (1962) – playing Monk’s “Well You Needn’t,” with Mike Melvoin, piano; Bob Bertaux, bass; Nick Martinis, drums.

JACK TEAGARDEN (1952) – “Stars Fell on Alabama,” with Charlie Teagarden & Ray Bauduc.

EARL HINES (1963) – “Love is Just Around the Corner,” with John Green, bass; Earl Watkins, drums.

WOODY HERMAN (1963) – Bill Chase’s beautiful arrangement of “A Taste of Honey,” with Chase on trumpet and Bobby Jones (I think) on tenor.

LES BROWN (1951) – “Dance of Renown” and “Billboard March” – Stumpy Brown & Butch Stone dance; Tony Rizzi (guitar), Dave Pell (sax), Wes Hensel (trombone) and Jack Sperling (drums) solo.

DISTRAXION (2007) – a funny little digital cartoon about the perils of “smooth jazz” in the workplace.

TOMMY DORSEY (1944) – two musical numbers that were cut from THRILL OF A ROMANCE. Bob Allen, Bonnie Lou Williams & the Sentimentalists sing “I Should Care” and the King Sisters vocalize “Please Don’t Say No.”

LOUIS ARMSTRONG (June 1952) – a solo TV appearance on the COLGATE COMEDY HOUR, playing “Basin Street Blues” and “Bugle Call Rag.”

SAUTER-FINEGAN ORCHESTRA (May 1954) – from the COLGATE COMEDY HOUR, playing Bill Finegan’s “Midnight Sleighride” and Eddie Sauter’s “Holiday.” I think that’s Joe Venuto running from orchestra bells to xylophone, holding sheet music at one point to read his part!

ETHEL WATERS (1959) and HOAGY CARMICHAEL (1961) – two memorable guest spots from THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW.

DUKE ELLINGTON (1965) – “Stormy Weather” and “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” From a TV tribute to Harold Arlen, who wrote both songs for Cotton Club Revues. Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Louis Bellson and Paul Gonsalves solo.

AL JOLSON (1930) – a two-color Technicolor clip from MAMMY – “Why Do They All Take the Night Boat to Albany?”

HENRY HALL (1935) – the BBC Dance Orchestra play “Just Little Bits and Pieces.

JACK BUCHANAN & ELSIE CARLISLE (1936) – “I’m in a Dancing Mood” from THIS’LL MAKE YOU WHISTLE.

RADIO PARADE OF 1935 (made in 1934) – two Dufaycolor numbers from this lavish British revue film. Alberta Hunter sings “Black Shadows” and the Teddy Joyce Band with Fred Conyngham, Peggy Cochrane (Mrs. Jack Payne) and the Carlyle Cousins perform “There’s No Excusin’ Susan.”

And that’s all, folks!

— presented by Dave Weiner


For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

Ron Hutchinson’s Program for Saturday Night June 20th 8PM


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 P R O G R A M

1)                 Vitaphone Billboard  (1936)One of a series of one-reel Brooklyn filmed shorts in the “Big Time Vaudeville” series that presented multiple acts in a recreation of a mini-vaudeville program.  Featured here are The Keller Sisters & Lynch, best remembered as vocalists on the Jean Goldkette Victor 78 “Sunday”.

2)                 The Amphibian Band (1929) a brief clip from a Fox Movietone newsreel. The studio sent their sound cameras all over the world to capture news as well as novelty performances like this.

3)                  Paramount Song Makers Series (1933-34)here are several entries from this rare series in which song writers performed their own tunes. Tonight we present Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Dana Suesse and Ralph Rainger.

4)                  Walt Roesner & The Capitolians (1929) this is a New York-produced MGM Movietone short presenting the Capitol Theatre’s all star band. Look for Jimmy Dorsey, Rube Bloom, Miff Mole and Nat Brusilloff among many other top musicians.

5)                 Starlit Days At The Lido (1935) – this is a MGM all-star short shot in beautiful three-strip Technicolor. Musically the standouts are Henry Busse & His Orchestra and Cliff “Ukelele Ike” Edwards.

6)                 Eddie Peabody And His College Chums (1928) one of the earliest Paramount talking shorts, shot in  Astoria. Peabody had made several Vitaphone sound shorts by this time.

7)                 Horace Heidt & His Californians  (1931) – shot at Vitaphone’s Brooklyn studios (still standing) this lively band short captures the true nature of Heidt’s performing stage orchestra.

8)                 Ted Lewis in ‘The Happiness Remedy” (1931) another Paramount Astoria short, in which we glimpse Eddie Lang and hear the band perform “Homemade Sunshine” as they recorded that year on Columbia.

9)                 Gentlemen of Polish (1934) here is a long unseen MGM short starring Vitaphone favorites Shaw & Lee. Of particular interest is the studio’s use of scenes and rehearsal footage cut from their concurrent feature “Hollywood Party”.

 


For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

Jazz Bash 2008 Pics

 

John Leifert & WFUV's Rich Conaty

John Leifert & WFUV's Rich Conaty

Jim Eigo-Bob Conrad-Will Friedwald

Jim Eigo-Bob Conrad-Will Friedwald

 

Digging through the stacks

Digging through the stacks

 

Michael Feinstein & Friends

Michael Feinstein & Friends

 

WIll Friedwald & Friends

WIll Friedwald & Friends

 

Ken Gross, Stereo Jack, More Bash Pics Courtesy of Scott Wenzel

Ken Gross, Stereo Jack, More Bash Pics Courtesy of Scott Wenzel

 

This is what it's all about...It's a mid-1930s Melotone BTW

This is what it's all about...It's a mid-1930s Melotone BTW

 

Scott Wenzel, Bill O'Donnell & Henry Schmidt.  Elliot Jackson (far right background)

Scott Wenzel, Bill O'Donnell & Henry Schmidt. Elliot Jackson (far right background)

 

Jack Woker, Jon Pollack & Art Zimmerman

Jack Woker, Jon Pollack & Art Zimmerman

Alan Cooperman & Henry Schmidt 

Ray Drummond browsing thru the stacks!

Ray Drummond browsing thru the stacks!

 

Mike Hadlow (white shirt), Elliot Jackson (black shirt)

Mike Hadlow (white shirt), Elliot Jackson (black shirt)

img_1277Roy Evans (in floral shirt & shorts), Alan Cooperman (in black shirt, back to camera), Shirley Yannich at table. 


For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

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For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors' Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com