Sunday, January 20, 2008

Merrily dancing away my afternoon...

now that I've managed to re-wire things so I can fire
the "big" DVD player through Dad's stereo to play
CD's. Louis is swinging away for the first time; the
first of the two discs has the W.C. Handy tracks I
dearly love with a much better digital remastering;
they are some of the best "late" Armstrong I had ever
heard, and with this remaster they are each bringing
tears to my eyes. They have added tracks from the same
concert series to to fill it out, and I'm looking
forward to them.

The 2nd has "Fats" Waller songs in the same manner as
the Handy's I love on the first one. I've never heard
them; I'm not sure they've been released since the
original '78's.

Thank you so very very much!

Cranking it up a bit more while I head for the
shower...hope I don't break my neck dancing in the
shower!

Love,
Dad

(A copy of the "thank you" I just sent my youngest and his wife for the Louis Armstrong "All Stars" live double disc set they gave me during the holidays...)

I've vacuumed, have one shopping trip to make before I start dinner...having a GREAT weekend, I hope each of you are as well!

alan

10 comments:

ZILLA said...

As my daddy used to say, "Just don't drop the soap!"

Never knew what he meant by that, & when I finally figured it out, I thought he should've been ... grounded, or court marshalled, or something :-)

You GO, Alan! Get down with Louis and your bad self in the shower!

fineartist said...

Heh, that Zilla is a hoot and a half.

The mental image you are giving your kids is also a hoot and a half. Then again who doesn't dance in the shower? Heh.

xx

fineartist said...

ALAN! Minerva is cancer free! I had to stop over and tell you. Miracles, they really happen! xxxxoooo

robin andrea said...

What great music. I'd say your kids know you very well, and know what you love.

The above comment about Minerva, well that's just THE BEST NEWS!

Deb said...

Hey Alan,

Just saw "Waitress" - it was really wonderful. I think I will be craving pies all day now!

Thanks for the recommendation.

~Deb

ryssee said...

I gotta check that CD out! I haven't danced in the shower in years. But, the kitchen, living room, deck, and music room are all very well used for that purpose.

Green tea said...

I love music from the past,
Louie. Nat King Cole....
It mellows me out when I'm stressed.
Wondering what you had for dinner,
I'm hungry...LOL

von Krankipantzen said...

Hope you had a great weekend!

Puffer said...

I hope you had a good weekend.

Doris said...

Sounds like a fun and productive weekend. And then there was all that jiving away - wonderful :-)