JOHN COLTRANE / “I Want To Talk About You”

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2 Responses to “JOHN COLTRANE / “I Want To Talk About You””

Nadir Bomani Says:
January 14th, 2007 at 8:41 am

I wish I were there
at birdland
october 8, 1963
holding my woman’s hand
taking selective glances at one another
while witnessing god give birth to something that tickles my veins

isn’t that the objective of a great “live” recording?
to make you close your eyes and yearn for a seat at a New York club,
before you were born.

Mr. B Says:
July 17th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Back in the late 1940s Sinatra’s popularity waned and Mr. B was more popular than Frankie. I’ve always admired Mr. Sinatra for being an early champion of civil rights in the 1940s when few white entertainers dared to speak out. Billie Holiday recalled in her book, “Lady Sings the Blues” how Sinatra and Bob Hope came to her rescue when she was denied entrance to a fancy nightclub.

Back in the ’80s I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. B and Dizzy Gillespie perform at Jazz at the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. in a tribute to their former boss, the late Earl “Fatha” Hines. Billy could still make the women swoon with his smooth-as-silk love songs!

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