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Born on August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey, William James Basie was taught piano by his mother. At age 20 he moved to Harlem, center of the jazz piano world at that time, and soon began touring with various groups. He first gained fame in Bennie Moten's band, based in Kansas City; when Moten died in 1935, Basie formed his own group incorporating many Moten men.
Columbia Records producer/A&R man John Hammond heard Basie's band on the radio and made the first recordings of the band in 1936, but it was when Basie started recording for Decca in 1937 that he made his most classic records. The three-cd set The Complete Decca Recordings is the crucial documentation of what may have been the hardest-swinging big band, and additionally shows why Lester Young became an icon of the tenor saxophone. Each of the three discs in this set is devoted to one year »
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It was very sad to hear of the passing of Mike Vraney on January 2nd, he was only 56 years old. Anyone who is a true movie geek, film fan, or cinema addict owes him a debt of thanks. With Something Weird Video Vraney made available hundreds, if not thousands of hours of rare, obscure and vintage films, most of which were, well..really weird.
Consider his association with Dave Friedman and H,G. Lewis, Swv put out virtually their entire catalog of films first on VHS and then dvd. Not to mention the films of Harry Novak, Coffin Joe and his bizarre films from South America and many other rare titles that were impossible to see, not so long ago.
Swv put out hundreds of collections of nudie cutie loops, stag films, trailers for drive-in swill and compilations of highway safety and class room instructional films. »
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Varun Dhawan, who is currently on a promotional spree for his forthcoming film Main Tera Hero, recently went on the sets of 'Boogie Woogie' to promote his film.But to his surprise he saw that Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was also present on the sets as he was promoting his film Bhootnath Returns, which is up for a release on April 11, 2014.o like any other person, Varun Dhawan too made it a point to go and meet Mr. Bachchan in the vanity. The two stars were seen spending some tim »
Mumbai, March 23: "Comedy Nights with Kapil", a popular TV show hosted and produced by comedian Kapil Sharma, is getting bigger every weekend. After a string of superstars appeared on the one-hour show, it is megastar Amitabh Bachchan's turn.
The 71-year-old will soon be seen on the comedy show to promote his forthcoming film "Bhoothnath Returns".
"There are going to be appearances on various TV shows - 'Comedy Nights With Kapil', Abp news, 'Boogie Woogie', Tarak Mehta ('Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah') and on," Amitabh posted on his blog srbachchan.tumblr.com Sunday.
- Lohit Reddy
"The 'Bhoothnath Returns' promotions now take up all my spare time and travel. There is much to be done and there are time constraints. Radio, television, print, channel shows, visits to cities, premieres," the 71-year-old, who will make appearance on shows like "Boogie Woogie" and "Comedy Nights with Kapil", posted on his official blog srbachchan.tumblr.com.
He also mentioned that "there is a mountain of film scripts" that. »
- Machan Kumar
Mumbai, Feb 12: Daring and 'baring' star Ranveer Singh turned teary-eyed on the set of a dance reality show during a recent visit.
According to a source from the set, tears welled up in Ranveer's eyes upon watching contestant Abhishek's performance on the song "Mujhe chhod do" from the movie "Lootera".
- Ketali Mehta
"'Boogie Woogie' is the only platform where real dancers emerge. I am proud to have been a part of this iconic show," Dharmesh, who also won "Boogie Woogie Mahayudh" in 2008, said in a statement.
For the episode, the contestants will perform to woo the judges in just 90 seconds. They will perform on songs like "Manmohini teri ada", "Ek do teen", "Shakalaka baby" and many more.
The episode will air Saturday on Sony Entertainment Television.
- Abhijeet Sen
Talking about ‘Drama Queen’ to begin with, this is the song to fall in love with Parineeti’s debut image of Dimple all over again. Anyone remember ‘Jigar Da Tukda’ and Dimple? Yes, yet again Parineeti does a brilliantly energized number and rocks the dance floor with ‘Kukkad’ Siddharth Malhotra complimenting her side. The song is full of energy as they dance to Shreya and Vishal’s brilliant singing!
The Punjabi Wedding Song is surely going to be one of the tracks played on loop in all wedding functions this year. »
- Samreen Tungekar
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