Re: RARA-AVIS: David Goodis and jazz influence

From: jean-pierre jacquet ( jacquet@optonline.net)
Date: 23 Jul 2007


Jimmy Rushing, nicknamed "Mr. Five by Five" (re his stature), was Basie's vocalist in the late thirties and forties. jean-pierre jacquet http://www.jeanpierrejacquet.com

On Jul 23, 2007, at 2:49 PM, Ed Lynskey wrote:

> Goodis has Parry putting on a Basie record, "Sent For You
> Yesterday And Here You Come Today", then:
>
> "And Rushing was beginning to yell his heart out when..." (pg.
> 133).
>
> My question: Who is "Rushing"? A vocalist with Basie?
>
> Ed
>
> > --- Harvey < harveyj3rd@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > One of the best noir jazz soundtracks is Johnny
> > > Mandel's score for I Want To Live. The CD (out of
> > > print but easily obtainable on the internet)includes
> > > the music performed in the movie by Gerry Mulligan's
> > > seven piece band which was released on LP
> > > simultaneously with the sound track.
> > > --- Richard Moore < moorich@aol.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff
> > > Vorzimmer"
> > > >
> > > > <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Speaking about jazz, hardboiled crime fiction
> > > and
> > > > film noir, I
> > > > thought I'd
> > > > > add that I think the best soundtrack of any film
> > > > noir has to be
> > > > Ascenseur
> > > > > pour L'ť£®afaud (1958). The French really got
> > > the
> > > > style and angst
> > > > down in
> > > > > their revival of the genre in the late 50s.
> > > Having
> > > > Miles Davis
> > > > score the
> > > > > film was brilliant and I think it stands as one
> > > of
> > > > his great works
> > > > of that
> > > > > decade. Interestingly enough it's been on CD now
> > > > for almost 20
> > > > years and
> > > > > still in print I believe. If someone on list can
> > > > think of a better
> > > > > soundtrack, I for one would like to know about
> > > it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jeff
> > > >
> > > > Offhand I can't think of a better one. It's
> > > > wonderful. I always
> > > > thought Charles Mingus could have composed a great
> > > > noir soundtrack.
> > > > As I recall, he was supposed to do the music for
> > > > John Cassavetes'
> > > > first film Shadows (1959) but most of it didn't
> > > get
> > > > done for one
> > > > reason or the other. I believe some Mingus
> > > remained
> > > > in the film,
> > > > although most was by other hands.
> > > >
> > > > The Cassavetes television series Johnny Staccato
> > > > (1959) also
> > > > featured some very good jazz. There was a regular
> > > > house band in
> > > > Staccato's club and other musicians had guest
> > > bits.
> > > > Red Norvo was
> > > > one and John Williams, later to become the most
> > > > Oscar-nominated
> > > > composer in history, did a couple of episodes as a
> > > > piano player. He
> > > > was billed as Johnny Williams.
> > > >
> > > > Speaking of house bands in private eye series,
> > > they
> > > > were rather
> > > > common in private eye series of the late 1950s and
> > > > early 1960s. The
> > > > show that kicked off the private eye boom was Roy
> > > > Huggins' 77 Sunset
> > > > Strip. When PI Stuart Bailey and his cohorts
> > > needed
> > > > a drink, which
> > > > was fairly often, they would drop into a club
> > > called
> > > > Dino's where
> > > > the Frankie Ortega Trio was usually on the band
> > > > stand. They were a
> > > > real group and a pretty good one.
> > > >
> > > > Richard Moore
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > RARA-AVIS home page:
> > > > http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
> > > >
> > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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