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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Nostalgia Trip with Colin Aitchison.

Colin has put together a collection of 40s/50s onwards, mainly big band clips, on YouTube that are well worth taking a look at. I was delighted to see and hear Johnny Desmond singing "Polka Dots and Moonbeams with the Ray McKinley Band of the 1950s. There's even a clip of Ivy Benson and her all-girls band. Ivy could play a fair bit alto à la Jimmy Dorsey.
Nice one Colin.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

On The Ivy Benson clip it mentions Keith Massey (film camera) He lives in the next village to me, and is an ex neighbour...small world eh? I see it was presented by Sheila Tracey who we never hear of nowadays. Johnny Desmond had a lovely easy voice, makes you weep for what we have lost.
Liz

Lance said...

Remember "Blue Smoke" that tape I sent you long ago (and faraway)of Desmond acc by Tony Mottola on guitar?
That, to me, was one of the all-time great albums not least because of the guitar backing. Didn't know much about Tony Mottola at the time but he was a nice guitarist. I've since discovered he did a lot of session work and was in much demand in the studios. Desmond of course was up there with the best.
Roly probably knows more about Mottola.

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