Re: RARA-AVIS: Blues/jazz & HB

From: James Rogers (
Date: 25 Sep 2000

-----Original Message----- From: <> To: <> Date: Monday, September 25, 2000 8:07 AM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Blues/jazz & HB

>Has anyone viewed the 1957/58 Jack Webb film PETE KELLY'S BLUES? It's one
>I've wanted to see if for no other reason than the background and music.
>Aside from Webb, I think Peggy Lee had a role in the film as did Andy
> Humm...probably the only time Lee and Devine were paired by Hollywood.
>Webb spun it into a television series but that only lasted one season.

    Yeah, and it's a pretty damn good movie, with a terrific ballroom shootout climax. Very HB throughout. You are also right about Mezz Mezzrow's book, everyone needs to have a copy of that.


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