Monday, March 23, 2009

Blow, Gabriel, Blow

I haven't posted a video in a while so I figured this is a good way to begin another dreary Monday. It's the All Stars, the prime edition--Pops, Trummy Young, Edmond Hall, Billy Kyle, Squire Gersh and Barrett Deems. Just last week, my trumpet-playing friend Phil Person told me that he once talked to Deems and Deems told him that Dizzy Gillespie came to see this edition of the group back in the 50s and told him it was the hardest swinging traditional jazz group he had ever seen. I can't argue with Diz! So here's Cole Porter's "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" from CBS's Ford Star Jubilee - You're The Top, broadcast on October 6, 1956:

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