Monday, October 27, 2014

White Noise

Lester Lanin died ten years ago today, but while alive he represented a type of music that you were surprised was still around. He was a bandleader famous for his medleys of pre-rock standards, played in strict time so white people could cut a rug.

He had such a standard sound that Frank Zappa had a signal to his band if he wanted them to play a la Lanin.  I liked the sound.  These are good tunes, why mess with them?  I once was at a wedding where his band played and I was honored to see him live.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to hear things played at decent tempos.

8:43 PM, October 27, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And medleys where the tempo never changes no matter what the song demands.

12:00 AM, October 28, 2014  

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