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CB Hangs Out In Harlem


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New York city, Harlem, Jazz greats, a photograph. What do you get?  One of CB’s favorite documentaries.  Can’t remember how I stumbled onto this, lucky I guess.  If you’re a fan of jazz, documentary film, photography, history and just a feel good story check this out.  How it was pulled off  just blows my mind.  I’m not going to give any more away, it would spoil the coolness of this ‘ A Great Day in Harlem’ (The title of the film).  That’s all you need to know.   Too much cool for one picture.

Oh yeah, favor time.  CB is drying up on the documentary front.  He would appreciate any and all leads.  Open to anything that’s good.  Doesn’t have to be music oriented but if it is that’s cool. Off the wall is good.  I’ve seen some good ones over the years.  So the call is out.  A few of you have already steered me to a few.  Anything that has moved you in anyway.  Don’t be shy.  CB isn’t.   Thanks y’all.

(Here’s a link to the  ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ web site)


7 comments on “CB Hangs Out In Harlem

  1. Jim S.
    August 6, 2017

    I’ve seen this picture and heard of the documentary but I’ve never seen it. Will check it out. Thanks.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 6, 2017

      I think you’d dig it. There re some real cool bits. Ties in with your Coltrane a little (more the Hawkins take). Count Basie sat on the curb and a bunch of neighborhood kids came and sat down beside him just before the pic was snapped. Amazing moment in time.

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  2. Yeah, Another Blogger
    August 6, 2017

    Great Day is a great doc, for sure.

    I saw a good doc about Mavis Staples not long ago. I think it came out within the last few years.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 7, 2017

      Yeah I saw the Mavis one. Very cool. Emotional when she went to see Levon Helm. You gotta like her. I’m lining up the Lee Morgan soon.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      August 7, 2017

      Neil, There’s that great Bit in ‘Great Day’ when Monk’s manager picks him up for the photo and had to wait for ever because Monk was choosing the right jacket. Very funny.


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