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March 18, 2013 - I'm now using various file sites with varying success. With over 200 albums listed here, obviously I cannot upload everything at once. So if you're dying to hear something, please post a comment on that particular post and I will move it up in the priority queue. Enjoy!

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11 November 2009

My Blue Heaven

Today marks one year since I began this blog. I meant to post some WWI tunes for Remembrance Day but my audio software is on my other computer somewhere at sea. Instead, this post was published on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This is another series that I like. Often these collections are routine retreads of everything that has already been published on 45 different cds or LPs (think of all those "anthologies" that are little more than a couple of tracks by Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Ellington, etc.). I like this cd because it doesn't include either Frenesi or Begin the Beguine. One of my favorite tunes of all time is My Blue Heaven, and I think Shaw gives it a pretty good treatment. At the time I purchased this, I was familiar with only a couple of titles. For me, that is the best time to pick up some music. It is an opportunity for discovery. Enjoy. +


1. Love and Learn
2. Moon Face
3. The Same Old Line
4. You Can Tell She Comes from Dixie
5. Sobbin' Blues
6. Copenhagen
7. Cream Puff
8. My Blue Heaven
9. Streamline
10. Sweet Lorraine
11. Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You
12. No More Tears
13. Moonlight and Shadows
14. Was It Rain?
15. All Alone
16. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
17. It Goes to Your Feet
18. Because I Love You


Anonymous said...

Dear friend,
congatulations with the first anniversary of the blog. You're posting really remarkable music. There I find many interesting things.
I wish you all the best.


mel said...

Congratulations, Chester, on the first anniversary of your blog.

Thanks for the great posts - look forward to many more when you settle down in your new place.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks! And to think I was worried about running out of material in less than a year ....

Terrible Terry said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you are able to keep up the good work. Some nice Artie Shaw tunes on this album. I played clarinet in high school and I've always wondered how players that stick their instrument up in the air like Artie is doing on the cover, manage to keep the spit from running back into their mouth. Ugh!

Chester Proudfoot said...

LOL. Thanks Terry, and for the visual image. Maybe that's why the sax player seem to be laughing. (I knew there were other reasons why I took guitar. )

boppinbob said...

Great album, Chester and thanks for introducing me to Peg la Centra (one of Shaw's early songbirds). My favourites are the instrumentals like Cream Puff & Love Is Good for Anything that Ails You.
Bravo and keep 'em comin'

oldsouth said...

I'm looking forward to this on as well, when you get a chance to re-up it. Many thanks!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Done. Enjoy!