Salty Dog

Well, that’s the end of term and I’m now free, from teaching at least, for three weeks. I thought I’d celebrate by posting a piece of bawdy good-time jazz. Here’s the fabulous Lizzie Miles singing with a band led by the shamefully underrated but wonderfully named New Orleans trumpeter Sharkey Bonano.


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6 Responses to “Salty Dog”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    Ah – when I saw that you had posted a piece of music called Salty Dog my first thought was that it would be Procol Harum’s third single, as great as their first, as distinctive (though totally different), but which unlike Whiter Shade of Pale sank without trace. Perhaps because they didn’t steal from Bach this time…
    Anton

    • “Procol Harum’s third single”

      I have to say that Procul Harum is near the top of my list of the most over-rated rock groups. They are far from the worst, but their reputation, IMHO of course, is much larger than their actual achievements.

    • “Ah – when I saw that you had posted a piece of music called Salty Dog”

      You mean you thought Peter had posted something from a modern beat combo? Surely you jest.

    • Anton Garrett Says:

      Phillip: Their reputation is based on one single which is an acknowledged classic. That is one more than most groups manage. Salty Dog is brilliant too, and they launched BJ Wilson (drums) and Robin Trower (guitar).
      Anton

  2. telescoper Says:

    Here it is…

    The similarity ends at the title. Hope you liked it though!

    Incidentally, this is the oldest jazz record I know of which ends with a fade rather than finishing properly. I assume the ending was a bit ragged…

    • Anton Garrett Says:

      Many thanks Peter, I’ll watch this as soon as the audiocassette I’m digitising has run through (from a series on English poetry). This track is not immediate like Whiter Shade but it’s brilliant – give it the twice-over.
      Anton

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