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Friday, November 8, 2013

Song for Friday...looking back

I watched a program the other night all about India's Maharajah's obsession
with the Rolls Royce car during the early 20th century.
Some would buy half a dozen at a time, take them out
on tiger hunts, have each one custom made...
It was the age of opulence I guess.
I've never personally been in one but sounds like they were
one sweet ride. Their motto was
"The Best Car in the World".
How can you beat that?
Anyway, throughout the program they played lots
of great old jazz from the 20's and 30's and I was brought
to mind of an album I've been playing a lot myself lately...
Jeff Healey's " Adventures in Jazzland."
Jeff was only 48 when he died and left behind a huge legacy of blues music
but he got into this great genre of old jazz near the end of his life.
Just as at home behind the sheet music of old time swing and jazz as
he was sitting in with BB King.
So a little ditty for your Friday.
Have a great weekend all!

1 comment:

Cobalt Violet said...

My friends dad had a Rolls from the 70s, I think. I rode in it once, years ago, but I just remember thinking how beautiful the wood was and cute it was there were curtains for the side windows in the back. Actually, that makes me think of my neighbors growing up, had an old mercedes with a little rose bud vase and the front of the car had little places to put flags!