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Billboard Time Capsule — August 14, 1965

Billboard Time Capsule — August 14, 1965

Music, Retrotisements
In Billboard Time Capsule, we journey through an old issue of Billboard to see what the most popular and advertised albums of the day were. Not through charts, but rather through advertisements. In each capsule you'll see ads for classic songs and albums, both promoting new recordings and trumpeting ones that had already gained traction. Enjoy! For those who dig Spotify playlists, here is one that contains about half of these songs. I suspect the rest are either not permitted or may have just been lost to the mists of time...
Sunday Jazz: The incredible Wes Montgomery

Sunday Jazz: The incredible Wes Montgomery

Music, Sunday Jazz
Man, all these Sunday Jazz pieces and not one about Wes Montgomery? Well that has to change now. Here's a great clip of Wes performing one of my favorite numbers, "Four On Six," from 1965. The film quality is superb and you can really see how he employed his unique thumb technique. Here he's backed by Rick Laird (bass), Stan Tracey (piano), and Jackie Dougan (drums). Enjoy! (Spotify users — you can listen to these and other featured Sunday Jazz songs by subscribing to my GFS Sunday Jazz playlist.) Related articles Sunday Jazz: Warren Wolf debuts on Mack Avenue (grayflannelsuit.net) Sunday Jazz: Star-spangled jazz (grayflannelsuit.net) Alternate realities - 'dreamsville' (jon4jaz.wordpress.com)