April 5, 2009

Red Nichols and the Five Pennies

Red Nichols was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader active from the 1920s until his death in 1965. He was probably best known for his big hit "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider", in 1927.

His life was portrayed by Danny Kaye in the 1959 semi-autobiographical film The Five Pennies, which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

This album falls squarely into the "hey, I have no idea what this is, but it looks like fun and only costs 75 cents, let's see what happens" category, but it turned out to be a good gamble. This also explains why I don't know much about the band otherwise, and had to pull most of the info above from Wikipedia ... lol. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it, it's fun stuff indeed!


D Losell said...

I have the original LP of the film starring Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong. Maybe you could post that as a follow-up

Anonymous said...

Nice Post! Thanks for sharing. Ripping from Vinyl was OK. Wonderful music of good old days.