Bing guesses the name of the tune on the flipside.

Bing guesses the name of the tune on the flipside.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 17th, 2012, 11:48 am #1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8puzm ... r_embedded

Delightful! Bix is mentioned very briefly. Bing was amazing.

Albert
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 17th, 2012, 12:01 pm #2


Note that Bing is interested in the composers of the tunes played in the show.

Albert
Reply
Like
Share

Ken Bristow
Ken Bristow

August 17th, 2012, 12:32 pm #3

When "Mississippi Mud" was played, directly Bix started to play, Bings eyes lit up and just as he was going to make a favorable comment, he unfortunately was rudely interrupted by one of the others.
So, we never did get to hear what he was going to say.
Reply
Share

Laura Demilio
Laura Demilio

August 17th, 2012, 1:18 pm #4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8puzm ... r_embedded

Delightful! Bix is mentioned very briefly. Bing was amazing.

Albert
I was howling at Pat Boone's exaggerated 1970's style outfit and haircut. Those ENORMOUS lapels!

But ol' Bing was classy. As a 50ish adult I can certainly appreciate him now, when as kids we just thought he was an old square who did orange juice commericals. Kept his voice, too.

It's almost startlingly beautiful how Bix's horn rang out over the TV studio in the Mississippi Mud recording; how in just an abrupt sample of music his playing stands out with such superior clarity -- and Bing nodding and saying, "That cornet was Mr. Beiderbecke." I'm glad he made a point of mentioning him.
Reply
Share

Andy Vaaler
Andy Vaaler

August 17th, 2012, 11:49 pm #5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8puzm ... r_embedded

Delightful! Bix is mentioned very briefly. Bing was amazing.

Albert
It's a thrill to see Bing reacting to his own work. Tremendous. He's such a cool cat.

Dinah's show was going on in the 70's when I was a kid. Her voice was pretty uneven, and I couldn't figure out why she was famous. And then there was the Burt Reynolds thing -- that confused me even more. Years later I heard a record of her singing "You Keep Coming Back Like A Song" when she was younger, and I understood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYorrkeJ ... ults_video

Reply
Share

Glenda Childress
Glenda Childress

August 18th, 2012, 12:05 pm #6

I was howling at Pat Boone's exaggerated 1970's style outfit and haircut. Those ENORMOUS lapels!

But ol' Bing was classy. As a 50ish adult I can certainly appreciate him now, when as kids we just thought he was an old square who did orange juice commericals. Kept his voice, too.

It's almost startlingly beautiful how Bix's horn rang out over the TV studio in the Mississippi Mud recording; how in just an abrupt sample of music his playing stands out with such superior clarity -- and Bing nodding and saying, "That cornet was Mr. Beiderbecke." I'm glad he made a point of mentioning him.
It's clear here that Bing never got over "Mr. Beiderbecke." Bix stays in your ears as long as you're alive.
Reply
Share

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 18th, 2012, 2:18 pm #7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8puzm ... r_embedded

Delightful! Bix is mentioned very briefly. Bing was amazing.

Albert
.... rehearsals of the Whiteman orchestra before Bix joined Whiteman. Once Bix was a member of the orchestra, Bing started to come to rehearsals on time.

And don't forget Ken's posting

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/me ... 264114586/

where he writes, "A perfect example of what Bing meant when in London on the Michael Parkinson Show and the subject of Whiteman Days was being discussed. "What was it like being in the same Band as Beiderbecke and the others?" Parkinson asked him. "I tried to sing the way he played" Bing told him."

Albert 
Reply
Like
Share

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm #8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8puzm ... r_embedded

Delightful! Bix is mentioned very briefly. Bing was amazing.

Albert
It was also issued on LP and CD. Ken B kindly sent this image.



Thanks, Ken.

Albert

Bix and Bing had a double date with Ruth and Estelle Shaffner during the week of Oct 29-Nov 4, 1927 when the Paul Whiteman orchestra appeared in the Ambassador Theatre in St. Louis.



It was a disastrous week for several the musicians. Don Rayno tells us that Whiteman was down with flu; Harold McDonald had a leg in a cast; Nye Mayhew had blood poisoning; Henry Busse had tonsilitis; Skin Young had a sprained back; Trumbauer had an operation for a sinus infection.





You can read about this luxurious theatre in    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2351
Reply
Like
Share

Laura Demilio
Laura Demilio

August 19th, 2012, 1:35 pm #9

It's a thrill to see Bing reacting to his own work. Tremendous. He's such a cool cat.

Dinah's show was going on in the 70's when I was a kid. Her voice was pretty uneven, and I couldn't figure out why she was famous. And then there was the Burt Reynolds thing -- that confused me even more. Years later I heard a record of her singing "You Keep Coming Back Like A Song" when she was younger, and I understood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYorrkeJ ... ults_video
Yeah, I was always under the impression that lady was pushing the envelope a bit -- sometimes between watching Little Rascals and other channel surfing after school when I was in jr. high, I'd catch her show if she had an interesting guest, and now watching with Bing all these years later, where in blazes did she get that heavy, exaggerated Southern accent? I know people born and bred in Tennessee as she was, and their accents are not these thick gooey overwrought drawls like she affected. My word, even folks from the Deep South haven't that TV-movie actorish type of accent Dinah Shore was plying.

Really, it struck me as phony of her.

Reply
Share