I Wanna be Loved by You

It’s time for me to dive into VR to make some fresh illustrations for Jazz Age Wednesdays on Teagan’s Books.

I’ll be back on Monday 4/16/18

Please enjoy ‘boop-boop-a-doop girl’, Helen Kane

Photograph of 1920's vocalist, Helen Kane
‘Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl’, Helen Kane


Helen Kane Collection 1928-1930
The Popular Jazz Archive
The Internet Archive

Featured image (c) Rob Goldstein 2018
Photo of Helen Kane is public domain
I Wanna Be Loved by You” by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby
Recorded by Helen Kane


Rhodos by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Efharisto in iTunes

from swo8


This video is called Rhodos by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Efharisto in iTunes.                                           We owe so much to Greece because it was here that many of the greatest thinkers, from earliest civilization, formed their ideas and these ideas still influence us today. The three pillars of Western Philosophy, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle nurtured thoughts that remain relevant in our times. Science, mathematics, mythology, politics and architecture are other very import gifts from the Greeks.

Rhodos is the largest island in the Dodecanese. The Minoans and Mycenaeans had out-posts here but when the Dorians arrived in 1100 BC, Rhodos began to gain power and influence. When we went to this ancient city, for us, it was a quest for the Colossus of Rhodos of ancient mythology.  3:18mins. 2…

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Check out the video in this post! You’ll be glad you did!

Haddon Musings

I read this story this week about this amazing woman.  Viola Smith has been called the counterpart of Gene Krupa.  I know that you are going to enjoy getting to know Viola and I have embedded a video of her playing those drums for your enjoyment.  As Viola says:

‘Never lose your groove!’

Viola Smith turns 101 this month. As the oldest member of Local 802, she has an important lesson to teach all of us: never lose your groove!

We have a living legend in our ranks. At 100 years old, Viola Smith – who was one of the first professional female drummers and was called the female Gene Krupa – is probably the oldest active member of Local 802. (In fact, she turns 101 this month, on Nov. 29.) She first joined Local 802 in 1942.

She was born Viola Schmitz in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, where her father…

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