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October 31, 2007

SPOTLIGHT for OCTOBER 30TH...





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BIRTHDAYS

1912 Lee Gillette
producer/music publisher
b. Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Worked with Leadbelly.
As a Capitol Records producer, it was Lee Gillette who teamed Jimmy Wakely (then called "the Bing Croshy of Country Music) up with Pop songstress Margaret Whiting (composer Richard Whiting's daughter) in what proved to be a very successful partnership.

1897 Augustin Lara, composer
b. Mexico City, Mexico, d. Nov. 6, 1970. (Heart Attack).
As a child, Lara studied the piano, but when at age 13, his father discovered him playing the piano in a Bordello, he was sent to a military school. By 1927, he was out of the school and playing piano around Mexico City. 1928 saw the first recording of one of his tunes, "Imposible", by Adelaido Castelleda's Orchestra. He excelled in a very large variety of song styles composing rancheras, boleros, tropical songs, even an occasional Tango and brought a cosmopolitan flair to Mexican film music with such songs as "Granada," "Solamente una Vez," "Maria Bonita," "Farolito," and "Palabras de Mujer." The 1930s were his most active years, touring South America, performing on Radio and contributing to the Mexican Film industry. During the 1950s and '60s, he toured Europe, after which his popularity wained somewhat. The many artists who have performed his works include Desi Arnaz, Celia Cruz, Lola Beltran, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Xavier Cugat. Famed singer Placido Domingo recorded a full album of Lara compositions, "Por Amor" during the centenary of Lara's birth.

1925 Attilio Joseph "Teo" Macero
composer/saxes, b. Glens Falls, NY, USA.
WIKI BIO:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teo_Macero

1908 Patsy Montana, C&W vocals
b. Hope, AR, USA. née: Ruby Rose Blevins
BIO:
www.hammer.prohosting.com/~cool...sy.htm
MORE STILL:
www.countrymusichalloffame.com/in...tml
The Official Patsy Montana Website:
www.patsymontana.net/
MORE:
www.cowgirls.com/dream/cow...ontana.htm
Patsy Montana
www.talentondisplay.com/PatsyM...aS.html

1925 Errol Parker
Jazz piano/drums

b. Oran, Algeria, d. June 2, 1998.
né: Raphael Schecroun



Notable Events on this date include:

1941.
Chu Berry, tenor sax
died in Conneaut, OH, USA.
Age: 33 Worked with Count Basie, and others

1962.
Billy Berg, club owner/producer
died in Hollywood, CA, USA.
Age: 52. Owner: 'Billy Berg's' club in Los Angeles, CA. USA

1972.
Alan Roth died. Age 68.
Best recalled as the orchestra leader on the Milton Berle Show.

1976.
Rudy Powell, alto sax
died in New York, NY, USA.
Age: 69.

1986.
Lewis Allan, composer
died in Longmeadow, MA, USA.
Age: 83.
Perhaps best recalled for his song "Strange Fruit Growing On Southern Trees",-Billie Holiday's huge hit. Louis Armstrong's release of "Black and Blue," with lyrics written in 1929 by Andy Razaf, was the first Black protest song aimed at a largely White audience. White songwriters rarely ever touched on the subject of race prejudice. Famed songwriter Irving Berlin was one of the bravest writers. His "Supper Time" (a song Ethel Waters made famous), referred to a lynching. Still, before Meeropol and Holiday came along, no one had ever confronted the subject so directly. No one ever tampered with Meeropol's music and words (he wrote both for this song), but composer Arthur Herzog, who wrote another famous song (and another Billie Holiday hit) "God Bless the Child" - claimed that arranger Danny Mendelsohn was really responsible for the final sound.
"One of the first numbers we put on was called: "Strange Fruit Grows on Southern Trees," the tragic story of lynching. Imagine putting that on in a night club! " --Barney Josephson, in 1942.
"I wrote "Strange Fruit" because I hate lynching, and I hate injustice, and I hate the people who perpetuate it." -Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allan in 1971).

Songs Recorded/Released
on this date include:


1923 “I Promised Not To Holler, But Hey! Hey!”
- Johnny Dunn and his Jazz Band
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/du...edNot.ram

1923 “Jazzin' Babies Blues”
- Johnny Dunn and his Jazz Band
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/du...blues.ram

1923 “Raggedy Ann”
- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/wh...edyan.ram

1923 “Swanee River Blues” (from "Ziegfeld Follies")
- Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/Wh...rvrbl.ram

1924 “Copenhagen”
- Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/he...agen1.ram

1924 “Words”
- Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/he...agen1.ram

1928 “I Can't Give You Anything But Love”
- Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/el...eyou1.ram

1928 “No Papa No”
- Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/el...pano1.ram

1928 “The Mooche”
- Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/el...ooche.ram

1928 “I'm Sorry I Made You Cry”
- Eddie Condon and his Footwarmers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/co...sorry.ram

1928 “Makin' Friends”
- Eddie Condon and his Footwarmers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/co...iends.ram

1928 “Cross Roads”
- The California Ramblers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/ca...Roads.ram

1928 “Me And The Man In The Moon”
- The California Ramblers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/ca...heman.ram

1930 “Mood Indigo (Dreamy Blues)”
- The Harlem Footwarmers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/el...ndigo.ram

1930 “Sweet Chariot”
- The Harlem Footwarmers
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/songs/el...ariot.ram

1930 “New Moten Stomp”
- Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
LISTEN:www.redhotjazz.com/songs/mo...stomp.ram

1930 “The Little White House (At The End Of Honeymoon Lane)”
- Waring's Pennsylvanians
LISTEN:
www.redhotjazz.com/Songs/wa...house.ram

1939 "El Rancho Grande", Eddie Duchin Orch.

1961 "Heartaches ", - Marcels

1965 "Let's Hang On", - Four Seasons

1965 "I Hear A Symphony", - Supremes

1971 "Have You Seen Her", - Chi-Lites

LYRICS:

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Gee but it's tough to be broke kid
It's not a joke kid,
It's a curse,
My luck is changing it's gotten from simply rotten
To something worst
Who knows someday i will win too
I'll begin to reach my pride
Now that i see what our end is
All can spend is just my time

I can't give you anything but love, baby.
That's the only thing I've plenty of, baby.
Dream a while. Scheme a while.
We're sure to find,
Happiness, and I guess
all those things you've always pined for.

Gee I'd like to see you looking swell,
My little baby
Diamond bracelets Woolworth's doesn't sell, baby.
till that lucky day you know darn well, baby.
I can't give you anything but love.
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