It’s been a while since we stopped by Ray’s Corner and checked out something from my dad’s collection.
Dad is 81. He has the apartment with the loud music.
Here at Ray’s Corner, the martinis are made of gin with the vermouth bottle held about a foot away.
So cool it, man, and enjoy …
“Sway,” Dean Martin, 1954, from “Dino: The Essential Dean Martin,” a 2004 release.
If you dig this rumba-flavored tune, be sure to stop by ilovedinomartin, the blog faithfully maintained by our pallie Dino Martin Peters.
“Gene’s Blues,” featuring Gene Krupa on drums, 1955, from “Krupa and Rich,” reissued in 1994.
Playing along with Krupa and Buddy Rich on this album are some of the biggest jazz stars of the day: Oscar Peterson on the piano, Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge on the horns, Illinois Jacquet on the sax, Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. Oh, yeah, it swings.