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Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Vic Damone (1928-2018)

More sad news. This time its legendary crooner Vic Damone who passed away yesterday (February 11).
I recall his 1949 recording of Vagabond Shoes although I'm sure it was a year or two later when I actually heard it - probably Radio Luxembourg - I still remember it and, upon YouTubing it, I find I still like it!
He romanced Jane Powell in the MGM musical Rich, Young and Pretty. The couple sang How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? accompanied by the Four Freshmen. Still a gas!
More films, Stateside hits, a few marriages, Vic Damone will surely be remembered alongside his contemporaries such as Sinatra, Bennett, Martino, Como, Greco and the other Italian/American crooners as a flawless interpreter of the GASbook. As I type, I'm listening to his 1960 album On the Swingin' Side and, with fine big band arrangements by Jack Marshall, it's just about as good as it gets.
Vic Damone was 89 when he left us.
May he Rest In Peace.
Lance.

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