Saturday, 5 July 2014
LP Artwork: Mr Top Hat
Not bad for someone who did his first screen test and the verdict from a studio executive was, "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." The rest, as they say, is history!
The selection, Change Partners, in this week's show comes from Astaire's 1956 release, Mr Top Hat, with the ever-so-suave and relaxed cover artwork. And talk about surrounding yourself with the best: Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Barney Kessel (g), Alvin Stoller (d), Flip Phillips (ts) and Charlie Shavers (tpt).