Monday, 25 June 2012

Jazz Journal - Erroll Garner, January 1962

Welcome to the 5th in my series of 10 postings dedicated to Jazz Journal magazines from the early 1960's. Today's cover star is Erroll Garner (born:1923, died: 1977). Garner was an American Jazz pianist, probably most well knw for his ballard Misty. The inability to read music almost cost Garner his place in the Music Union, but eventually he was granted a special dispensation. During his career he released 10's of records, and played with Charlie Parker on the famous Cool Blues sessions.

Jazz Journal, January 1962, Erroll Garner

Jazz Journal, January 1962, back advert - Vogue Jazz advertisement

The advertisement below is taken from the same edition of Jazz Journal and celebrates Philips and Fontana having 6 records in Jazz Journal's Record of the Year, including it would seem 4 of the top 5.

Jazz Journal, January 1962, Philips and Fontana advertisement

Erroll Garner on ...


Erroll Garner at ...


Check out my previous posts for other Jazz Journals in the series ...
  1. Memphis Slim, March 1961
  2. Dave Brubeck, February 1961
  3. Cab Calloway, May 1961
  4. Peggy Lee, September 1961
More vintage magazines of all sorts can be found on my web site

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Jazz Journal - Peggy Lee, September 1961

Apologies to those of you who have been awaiting the fourth installment from my Jazz Journal collection, but here it is at last. Today's post features the cover star from the September 1961 edition, Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee was born in 1920 and was an American jazz singer and composer, as well as an established actress. Her breakthrough was 1943's Why Don't You Do Right? which recorded sales in excess of one million and set her on the path to fame. Her film roles included The Jazz Singer and Lady and the Tramp, neither of which need any introduction. Peggy died in 2002 and is buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles. Never heard Peggy? Then check out the MP3 samples below.

Jazz Journal, September 1961, cover star Peggy Lee

Jazz Journal, September 1961, Vogue Jazz advertisement

Jazz Journal September 1961, Pye advertisement

Peggy Lee on ...


Peggy Lee on ...


More vintage magazines can be found on my web site

Previous posts in this series include Memphis Slim, Cab Calloway and Dave Brubeck.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sepia Saturday 130 - I wonder what their faces looked like

I struggled to find something relevant to the theme for this week's Sepia Saturday as I think I have, at some stage, already posted all of my pictures of people in uniform, cats and doorsteps (ok, maybe not the latter). But then the suggestion of "legs separated from their owners" gave me an idea, which was, I wonder what the faces would have looked like. I scoured through my vintage magazines and eventually found this one. You'll have to excuse the artistic licence and imagine that the man and woman are swapped round. This is in fact a vintage advertisement for California Poppy Perfume, taken from a 1941 edition of Picturegoer magazine ... 

As wayward as a coquette ...
as constant as a vow ...
as exciting as a first kiss ...
as thrilling as a first meeting ...
as gay as the song of the lark ...

 Vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, from Picturegoer magazine, November 1941

This advertisement was sitting neatly on top of another block of 3 adverts, which although not linked to the theme, I thought I'd share anyway. So let's hear it for "inner cleanliness" courtesy of Andrews Liver Salt.

 Vintage advertisements for Andrews Liver Salt, Cephos, and Tangee Face Powder, from Picturegoer magazine, November 1941

Those of you following this blog expecting the next installment from my collection of Jazz Journals will have to wait a few more days before I post the 4th one. For anyone who has missed these, I have started a series of 10 postings and have recently posted about Memphis Slim, Dave Brubeck and Cab Calloway. Also, last weekend I was fortunate enough to stumble across 20 or so vintage Trains Illustrated magazines from the early 1950's, so stay tuned folks as I will try and share some of these over the coming weeks and months.

More vintage magazines can be found on my web site


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jazz Journal - Cab Calloway, May 1961

For the third of my ten vintage Jazz Journal magazines, we go back to May 1961 where Cab Calloway appears as the cover star.

Jazz Journal, May 1961, cover star Cab Calloway

Jazz Journal, May 1961, back cover - advertisement for Vogue Jazz

The advertisement below is quite impressive. At the Jazzshows Jazz Club you could see Jazz on every day of the month way back in 1961, whereas at the Picadilly Jazz Club it looks like you would have had to go to bingo once a week.

Jazz Journal, May 1961, vintage advertisement

Cab Calloway on ...


Cab Calloway on ...


Previous blog posts in this series include Memphis Slim and Dave Brubeck

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jazz Journal - Dave Brubeck, February 1961

For the second installment of the ten, early 1960's Jazz Journal magazines I picked up a few weeks ago, we turn our heads and ears to Dave Brubeck, who graces the cover of the February 1961 edition. Dave Brubeck is a jazz pianist, born in California in 1920. He is probably best know for the Dave Brubeck Quartet which he started in 1951 with Paul Desmond, during which time he regularly released up to four albums per year. In addition to 'regular' albums, he produced a jazz musical and appeared in the film All Night Long, which also starred Patrick McGoohan (later to become famous for his roles in Danger Man and the Prisoner). As a Patrick McGoohan fan, this is one I will be checking out.

Jazz Journal, February 1961, front cover

Jazz Journal, February 1961, back cover

Compared to other magazines of the era, the advertisements in Jazz Journal are all very serious, as can be seen in this advertisement for a glorified record player.

Decca stereogram advertisement

Dave Brubeck on ...


Dave Brubeck on ...

This is part two of a ten part feature. Part one featured Memphis Slim

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