Once again – we celebrated Independence Day at the Piano Source in Albuquerque. Westside Sound Big Band has just re-released a video of our performance of “Armed Forces Salute.” This salute honors our armed forces and veterans, and includes hymns for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. We hope you enjoy it – as much as we enjoyed making it.
Judy Garland made this song famous – “You Made Me Love You.” This re-edited edition also includes two other highlights:
- The lively “The Opener,”
- and Sammy Nestico’s “Groovin’ Easy.”
“Drums Must Never Stop” is one of our audience’s most popular videos – This video highlights the unusual comic and musical talents of our bass player, James Whiton. Take it away – James.
Over the past year, our viewers on youtube have watched our Harry James “Two O’clock Jump” video the most times of any of our videos. So we thought it should be refreshed, and re-edited. The new video has four highlights from our performances, including:
* Jazz standard “Birdland,”
* Glenn Miller’s “St. Louis Blues March,”
* Latin flavored “Temptation,”
* and Harry James’ “Two O’Clock Jump.”
Once a year, the Wild West rides again here in Albuquerque. Westside Sound Big Band’s contribution is from our Western Night celebration in our rendition of Hank William’s country classic “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” ENJOY.
DID YOU MISS OUR NOVEMBER PERFORMANCE AT PIANO SOURCE? Well if you did, you can still get a taste of what those classic big band tunes sounded like, by checking out this video. Tommy Dorsey’s “Opus One” swings.
Just in time for the 4th of July, Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque has released a video from our Independence Day party. Honoring our armed forces and veterans, this video includes hymns for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque just released a fast-paced video of two polkas played at our May 6th party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space. Party highlights include includes the “Pennsylvania Polka,” and the “Beer Barrel Polka.”
Westside Sound Big Band of Albuquerque just released a swinging highlights video from our “full-house” April Fool’s Day party at Piano Source‘s performance and dance space. Highlights include band master Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” and the lively “720 in the Books.”
The Westside Sound website has collected 800 photographs from the great 1930s to 1950s Big Band Era, including:
- Band leaders, bands, and bandsmen,
- Jazz singers,
- Swing dancers,
- Big-band era posters,
- Early jazz music greats, as well as,
- 50s and 60s jazz stars.
Example swing era photos include:
Take a trip with us through yesteryear, and enjoy these photos as much as we do.
To check out summary displays of the collection on our website, click on this link:
BIG BAND ERA PHOTO COLLECTION
The collection itself is located on the Pinterest photo sharing website. To see the photos, click on this link:
Westside Sound Big Band
Discover some of the greatest photos made during the Big Band Era.