Freddy Martin – Bumble Boogie
I posted a rockin’ version of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumble Bee earlier this month; today’s selection is the original modernising of that classical piece. It was released in 1946 by the bandleader and saxophonist Freddy Martin and features the incredible piano playing of Jack Fina. In 1948 it was memorably used in the Disney film, Melody Time. Speaking of Disney animations, watching clips of Melody Time on YouTube reminded me of a stunning Salvidor Dali and Walt Disney short collaboration which I caught at a Dali exhibition a few years back. It’s called Destino and is well worth checking out, screening at an internet near you. In the meantime, boogie on!