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The Palace of Nostalgia

tue 18 feb 2020 11:00 

Jazz, blues and nostalgia, by Sjaak Roodenburg.

This week in the Palace’s musical museum; Frank Sinatra about the America of endless possibilities, right before Kennedy was assasinated, followed by some upbeat swing by vibraphonist Red Norvo together with guitarist Barney Kessel and percussionist Shelly Manne.

Tropical sounds by Stan Kenton (in glorious hi-fi with ‘The Peanut Vendor’), an impressive performance by Charlie Parker in ‘La Cacuracha’ and Xavier Cugat.

Then macho Hollywood actor Robert Mitchum, followed by ‘reefer-songs’ about drug use inspired by his stint in prison for using mariihuana by Blue lu Barker and then Stuff Smith with his Onyx Club Boys

Texan singer Gene Austin became known as ‘The voice of the Southland’. He began his career in the circus and after serving in World War, he released a few records that sold millions of copies.

Songs about Love by Duke Ellington with Ben Webster, and The Mills Brothers. And also: crooner Pinky Tomlin, Ted Weems, The Clark Sisters.

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