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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tonight's Musical Toddy, from Blogger DJ is a Fabulous Cover...

of Elvis' BLUE HAWAII, performed by Willie Nelson. Replete with accents reminiscent of guitar great Django Reinhardt, it appears on the HONEYMOON IN VEGAS soundtrack, and represents yet another instance where background music trumps the film itself.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blogger DJ's Musical Toddy on Dark November night ? Duke Ellington at Newport (1956) !

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Just listen to Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, and bathe in the warmth of alto saxman Paul Gonsalves' historic 27-chorus improvisation.  For more on the concert and this piece, click here and/or here.