The legendary Ben Webster.
Click on the link here for audio player: Ben Webster -Live In Germany – 1967
The legendary Ben Webster this weekend, along with Benny Baily on trumpet and a swinging batch of sidemen, all recorded live on October 8, 1967 at Esslingen Germany and broadcast by German Radio.
Here’s the lineup and the rundown:
Ben Webster and Benny Bailey October 8, 1967 Esslingen, J.F.Kennedy-Schule, Treffpunkt Jazz Konzert
1. Swinging the Blues 7:26
2. Now’s The Time 6:10
3. Debbie’s Blues 8:52
4. In a Mellow Tone 8:10,
5. The Jeep is Jumpin’ 9:27
A little something cool to go along with a hot weekend.
President Roosevelt – the decision to seek a third term didn’t come easy.
Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940
After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a renewed effort to keep America moving.
President Roosevelt: “ We have sometimes called it Social Legislation. We have sometimes called it legislation to end abuses of the past. We have sometimes called it legislation for human security. And we have sometimes called it legislation to better our fellow citizens who would not have the essentials of life, or hope for an American standard of living. Some of us have labeled it a wider and more equitable distribution of wealth in our land. It has included among its aims to liberalize and broaden the control of vast industries, lodged today in the hands of a relatively small group of individuals of very great financial power. But all of these definitions and labels are essentially the expression of one consistent thought; they represent a constantly growing sense of human decency. Human decency throughout our nation.”
And seventy-two years later, the words still ring true.
Here is that address, from July 17, 1940.
Jeff Beck – one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and then some.
Click n the link here:1972-07-01 BBC In Concert (Jeff Beck Group)
I haven’t posted any Jeff Beck in a while and when I ran across this concert, recorded by The BBC for their In Concert series from July 1, 1972, I realized just what a tremendous talent Jeff Beck is and how long he’s been at it.
Forty years ago, when you take a look at the date, and Jeff Beck is still recording and touring and shows no signs of slowing down at all.
This concert is from the Rough n’ Ready period, featuring Bob Tench on vocals and Max Middleton on keyboards. He recorded two albums with this group before getting involved in other projects and other lineups, but this concert from The Paris Theater showcases Beck’s remarkable skills and some of many reasons why he’s considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world.
By all means, crank this one up and enjoy.