Sometimes comments come along considerably after the appearance of the item that inspires them. Rifftides reader Ian Russell sent a note concerning this January 28, 2006 piece about Jackie Cain.
I had a 12″ LP of Jackie and Roy performing with Charlie Ventura & his big band. What a treasure ! I listened to it many times over the years, and then somehow lost it. What I would give to have it back. One of the numbers was “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.” I’ve yet to hear anyone even come close to that great arrangement.
Mr. Russell is in luck. So is anyone else who lacks the classic 1948-49 Jackie Cain-Roy Kral recordings with Charlie Ventura and his Bop For The People band, which also included Shelly Manne, Conte Candoli and Bennie Green, among other rising stars. The music is available on CD, still exciting, still fresh.
Tony Pearson says
The Legendary Pasadena concert of May 9, 1949 containing this tune has also been issued as Disc 4 on Properbox 41 (2002) here in the UK and probably available for stateside folks from Amazon.co.uk