Thursday, June 19, 2008

Friday Happy Feet

Count Basie and his orchestra perform their signature theme, "One O'Clock Jump" (from 1943).

10 comments:

RebeccaH said...

Between you and James Lileks, Paco, I swear. This was my parents' music, but it still makes my feet happy.

Paco said...

Rebecca: It was my parents' music, too, but I think the stuff is timeless. It was Cab Calloway, I believe, who referred to swing as "pop music for adults." Swing, at its best, just has an irrepressible joy to it that has always appealed to me.

Steve Skubinna said...

Yeah, but by this point I can't be bothered if it isn't fronted by Paco in his zoot suit.

Paco said...

Steve: Well, this is pretty close.

tizona said...

Yours for only $300 bucks each, daddyo

Call 1 (800) Get Paco.

Paco said...

Suave City. Lol!

tizona said...

Now this one, has PACO written all over it. OK...I lied, just the back of it does

Paco said...

Solid, Jackson!

Steve Skubinna said...

I'd like to get one, and then figure out reasons to wear it, except:

Wrong body type. I'm 6'2", 230 lbs, and you want narrow hips... just check out the guy in the red one in Tizona's second link and see what I mean. I'm nowhere near that beefy, but beefy enough to ruin the look.

Wrong hair color and amount. Bald, except where it's blond. And instead of a pencil thin mustache or a van Dyke or soul patch, I have a closely trimmed full beard.

Oh, I'm manly as all get out, but not zoot suit material. Peacoats and watch caps are more my idiom. A man's got to know his limitations.

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