The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on June 14, 1959 · Page 67
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 67

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sunday, June 14, 1959
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Ii r 'The Defiant Ones rr mm uiuinuimmimiW il!uww.wjlliniiMiiiiiuuiuiiiiiiii SAMMY- DAVIS V7EEKLY PAYMENTS FROM AS LOW AS a.m. . - iFronv ix mm IS 0? TPHE sound of modern music comes through faithfully on a new two-LP album. It is an amazing collection of first-class performances by currently practising jazz musicians from Louis Armstrong to Dave Brudeck. cm Giro It? unars new .on records AH record companies cooperated to allow their stars to appear. The reason was a jazz! popularity poll conducted by me American uiagauuc "Playboy." When the winners were announced "Playboy" persuaded the record companies to release tapes for an anthology. And so we havev Louis Armstrong (who won the 5?.!? PAl Meanwhile, when that un f if Z patriotic part comes up, the fronts 956 edul AiJfe Temple, Chicago, concert aic UU1US quicl ldUC (by courtesy of Columbia). Lionel Hampton toesi uammy javis Jnr. is miscellaneous instrument) O heard with Carmen Mc plays his vibes on the fan- rrae in a stereo L.P. selec tastic 1954 "Date With tion of songs from George Oscar" (thanks to Verve). ; Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" Ana mars me way ii (Festival FST-11010T). goes, as anony itogers (courtesy RCA), Jack Tea garden, Stan Getz, Kai Winding, Dave Brubeck and Ella Fitzgerald, are heard at their individual best 'Sammy has the role of Sportin Lifs in the forthcoming movie of the opera. His two numbers in the film, which he does on the disc, are "It Ain't Neces- The two discs are packed !?"ly So" and There's a in a snec-al rnver which in- Boat UatS Leavin fcOOn tor ... t --- eludes a remarkable book' let compiled by jazz historian Leonard Feather. New York." 1 Davis shows a good sense of the dramatic, and there Is the feeling that he bis been well cast Carmen McCrae sings the Bess numbers with something of a swing. They join for a two-speaker duet on Feather has written a biog- "I Loves You Porgy," which raphy of each of the music- is one of those contrived ians, and has included an stereo gimmick affairs. LP discography for each. when Sammy sings the O" ' ' , . . Porgy numbers, he is plain NE of the most mtngu- Mr Davisf and doesn't have ing hit singles of the the lung power necessary to year is undergoing subtle carry off the grandeur of censorship on local radio songs like "Bess You Is'My stations because, deah boy, Woman" and "I Got Plenty it could be taken as being fjf Nuttin'." anti-Bntish. Our patriotic disc jockeys are fading out the first chorus because it refers to the British with the Great Australian Adjective. The number is ."The Battle of New Orleans" (Coronet KS-312) sung by Johnny Hordern. "It was at New Orleans in the war of 1812 that the Americans defeated Paken ham's veterans, one of their few successes in that war,' reports my encyclopedia. This event is commemo rated in a marching-style folk song. It started years ago as a fiddle tune called "Jackson's Victory" (to honour American General Andrew Jack son). - It was later called "The 8th of January" (to com memorate the date of the victory). Then Johnny Hordern got hold of it, and as 'The Battle of New Orleans" sent it to the top of almost every American hit parade chart. Britons in America pro tested so strongly that Johnny Hordern remade a special version for British customers, in which the adjectival British became the adjectival "rebels." , But. as far as we know, Britain is still regarding it coolly, and nobody has bothered to bring a copy of the remake to Australia. Sydney radio man Bob Rogers has his own specially edited version of the local release with the "word" cun A TENSE, hard and rapid liltle lafcl ca Jhi relationships cl white Ren and black, fhls Sladey Kramer account of a manhunt has all the Incisive cinematic skill and compassionate human values remembered Ircsi his first hllnquished years as a fcmaker. v ; It is about two chained-together, convicts, one white and one black, who escape from a chain-gang after a road smash, quarrel most viciously and violently with each other as they endure desperate adventures together, and then find, with the metal chain once hrnken. that there's a spmtua bond holding them Jason Robard and closer together than metal n , , . TL ever could. Deborah Kerr m The The arguments are not Journey. ' ' j ci. j ablv oresentable man to presenieu as a nuwc uicaui- . j . lr of. world brotherhood. "SLTSVKIJE They are shown to be tough . r T and ordinary little people, SBS: :.l . Iikelv that the romance wiin as mucii nasuuess as , . , goodness in them-but the M be pressed so quickly goodness prevails at last. ZC':". I , 7 Z Z":a-: it is rsegro aianey roi-veloped with the rapidity tier,s filma wondrfuny and enspness that the ricn stud of a sim ,e liu,e French have in many of Maru mQnc v;nu u;ur. LT&UWA 111 LA 11 i IIVlVUWWl mJm Iwl SLe,r- feriltS Aaramas ness, broken hope, and spat-Chained together, these men UDOn di nitv As the whit cross a wild river togetner, .:;- TnW r,.rrt struggle to climb out of a m9ry' fn anfi trorhir. rteen claV-mL survive a i ..: i. -Vi .ff wusiy uppuiiuiusi gives small village s attempts at what is probably the best lyncnmg, cujuy yv performance of his life. 5SS ?ZbTA film', periodical cu,- swamp ... and so on, The episode with the farm woman is hard to accept. It is always conceiv-ahle that such a lonely and deserted woman could throw f (TO . GEnflteinsS gib T T 12 I p i I- I W I 16. I . 7 13 3- C 77 " fe . b" ' -J jf ' 1 7sT" i7 wa . " 2J L?4 25 26 127 iaJ 2 - 35 ' W 3?"""""""" Solution and new. puzzle will appear next Sunday ACROSS 1. No exaggeration where a signature may be expected. (15) 9. Bill headed C.O.D.? (7) 10. Goldsmith's family en masse. (7) 11. Tracery which mustn't be attempted. (4) 12. But the Chinese porcelain wasn t niggardly. (5) 13. Sounds like the tool to help put on a bit. (4) 16. Tutti-frutti without the frutti. (6) 20. This doesn't contain a his-tory of riparians. (4, 4) 21. Auctioned males. (6) 23. A dual sort of estate. (4) 25. What for this marine creature? A shilling to tho pound. (5) 26. One part, of a gigantic ascent (4) 30. It's worse than purgatory to start Greek. (7) . 31. It takes an able cop to produce this pleasing medicine. (7) 32. Such would not seem the best fit for plus fours. (4, 2,3,6) SOLUTION OF LAST WEEK'S PUZZLE DOWN 1. Grayling, but it's brown. (5) 2. End of cite how revolting it can be! (9) 3. Unsaintly streams of paper. (4) 4. Hot spot for a crab perhaps. (6) 5. Message from the Great Mel. (8) 6. This is not a long-drawn note. (4) 7. "The hulk alongside . came" (Coleridge). (5) 8. Such stretches are not re laxing. (9) 14. It isn't always pursued on a uuisc. j) 15. "A wet and a flowing sea" (Cunningham). (5) 16. The state of the neglected bowler? (9) 18. Clothes that fit a French author to a "t." (9) 19. Study the enterprise In . 1066. (8) 22. An attractive little hollow. (6) 24. Kindly permit. (5) 27. Sounds like the past of 24. 28. To which coppers art regularly assigned. (4) 29. The irate are sometimes asked to keep theirs On. (4) fnnvrlohf "Hi Tlmea? 1 t 17. It's touching to give Dad a. ii jf, s n v ningly chopped out London. Adapted by "to mosi 01 uie creau. 8) aiin-neram. S THE SUN-HERALD, JUNE 14, 1959 68 & v.

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