Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

Miles Davis on fame vs. talent

Posted: January 7, 2009 by ginavivinetto in Gina Vivinetto, music
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By Gina Vivinetto

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“All you’ve got to do in this country today is just be on television and you’re more known and respected than anyone who paints a great painting or creates great music or writes a great book or is a great dancer. People were already calling me ‘Mr. Tyson,’ or saying, ‘I know who you are. You’re that guy who’s married to Cicely Tyson!’ And they would be sincere when they said that. It taught me that a bad, untalented person who is on television or in the movies can be more recognized and respected than than a genius who doesn’t appear on the screen.”

–Late jazz great Miles Davis discussing what it was like being married to film star Cicely Tyson.

I once heard that Miles slapped a man across the face when he asked, “Aren’t you Cicely Tyson’s husband?”

Tittyshakers: Home of the Sleazy Sound is where you’ll find everything you need to know about the saucy 1950s jazz music that women in old movies always disrobed to.

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In the author’s words:

“The roots of tittyshaker can be traced back to 50’s America where in major cities through to backwater shacks and pit-stop bars the juke box would be wailing out sleazy, lo-down and dirty rock n’ roll or equally gritty Jazz music to provide the rhythm for a neighbourhood girl to get up on stage to entertain the locals by performing a striptease, commonly she would only go down to her lingerie, the emphasis was on the dance and the tease.”

Yes, the site has a history of the genre – and pictures of naked women! Go!