Friday, May 29, 2009
Olle Hemmingsson Trio have been shakin up the net recently with their crazy tractor ryhthms accompanying traditional jazz standards such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Lover Come Back To Me, etc. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
This 1941 Chrysler Newport Phaeton belonged to legendary screen star Lana Turner.
Note the custom license plate in front.
"The Phaetons were built on the New Yorker frame and featured an integrated aluminum body and the aircraft-style cockpit, with dual fold-down windshields. And as with the Thunderbolt, the Newport Phaetons sported hide-away headlights."
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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here's a rather funny clip of Adriano Celentano, one of Italy's foremost Rock/Pop stars of the past fifty years, performing "24000 Baci", which was a winning song from the San Remo festival in 1961.
An interesting cover by David Stone Martin for the "James Dean Story" documentary that was released after his death in the 1950’s. Music by Bud Shank. To the best of my knowledge this item has not been reissued.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
When the legendary Chano Pozo was shakin’ up the bars in the Marianao area with his music and other drummers were lavishing fame to Los Pocitos neighbourhood, regarding it as the cradle of of the top drummers, the Abreu brothers were emerging to the scene in that section of Havana. They learned playing on little tin cans, later on little candle boxes, large wooden cod boxes and tablespoons and then finally on tumbas, tumbadoras, tres golpes, quintos and claves.
The youthful brothers Ricardo, Luis, Alfredo and Jesús began their careers accompanying orchestras, working in cabarets, and conducting fellow percussionists in shows in nightclubs such as Tropicana and the Parisien.
In the 1950’s, Ricardo formed his own group: “Papin y sus Rumberos”, with two of his brothers and in 1962 created the vocal and percussion quartet "Los Papines" playing rumba as their fundamental musical expression (Guanguanco, Columbia, Yambú, Jiribilla). They also included in their repertoire other rhythms such as the Conga, the Son and the captivating Bolero. Los Papines are officially considered to be national cultural heritage of Cuba.
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Monday, May 18, 2009
"The Delahaye company started way back in 1894 by the Frenchman named Emile Delahaye. From 1910-1940, the Delahayes were the most beautiful cars ever built and some of the best designers were Figoni et Falaschi, Chapron, and Letourner et Merchand."
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
(Model 507-37-610, 1937 Original price $177.50)
This is just one example of several radio bars manufactured by Philco in the 1930’s. The site contains an incredible amount of other radios, phonographs, and technology.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
“The Fascination, touted as a "Space Age Transportation Innovation" by its inventor, Paul M. Lewis, was produced by the Highway Aircraft Corporation of Sidney in 1974. The streamlined, functional design reflected a concern for efficiency and stability. In August 1974 Lewis predicted that fifty more vehicles would be completed by the spring of 1975. Unfortunately his prediction never came true. Lewis resigned as company president in September 1976 under pressure from his board of directors, who felt the company's progress had been too slow. Only three Fascination prototypes were built.”