May 3, 2012

Charlie Ventura (w/ singer Lillyanne Carol) - The Cool School had many noteworthy graduates.

Jumping over to the 1940's and the dawn of the Bop era tonight. Charlie Ventura And His Bop For The People with a 1949 recording done for RCA-Victor, Feather's Den.

Ventura recorded for a string of labels during his long and illustrious career. His RCA period netted some classics such as Ha and High On An Open Mike. Feather's Den is a tribute to Leonard Feather who was considered at the time to be the Major Domo of critics.

Here is one of the gems from that August 11, 1949 session.

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