September 21, 2023


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Is not It Good? Buddy Wealthy & Orchestra Play ‘Norwegian Wooden’ On ‘Sullivan’

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A scintillating efficiency by Buddy Wealthy and his Orchestra of The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wooden (This Hen has Flown)” has been newly-remastered from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Present.

The clip comes from the version of the long-running selection sequence that was broadcast on New Yr’s Eve, 1967. The nice jazz drummer and his musicians have been on that episode alongside Pennsylvania pop hitmakers Jay and the Methods and South African star Miriam Makeba.

The video exhibits Wealthy at stage entrance and in energetic kind, with the orchestra round him in a semi-circle. That they had launched their model of the much-loved observe from The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album of just about precisely two years earlier on the dwell album Huge Swing Face. The LP had been recorded by the Buddy Wealthy Huge Band in February and March of 1967 on the Chez Membership, Los Angeles. Different tracks on that set included Younger-Holt Limitless’s “Wack Wack,” Cole Porter’s “Love For Sale,” and Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On.”

Purchase or stream the Buddy Wealthy Huge Band’s Huge Swing Face on Apple Music or Spotify.

Wealthy, born in Brooklyn in 1917, was already extensively acknowledged within the pantheon of jazz, having damaged by means of on the flip of his 20s in Joe Marsala’s band, after which with Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and numerous others. His first file in his personal title, in 1946, was The Lester Younger Buddy Wealthy Trio, and he went on to be a serious inspiration not just for jazz drummers however for these within the rock fraternity resembling John Bonham and Invoice Ward.

“Norwegian Wooden (This Hen has Flown),” principally written by John Lennon, already had many covers to its title by the point Wealthy took it on, crossing genres as The Beatles’ music all the time did. Amongst these to deal with it in 1966 have been Waylon Jennings, Brian Hyland, Nina & Frederick, and Jan & Dean. It has gone on to draw greater than 500 renditions.

Watch all the most recent archival movies from The Ed Sullivan Present on the program’s official YouTube channel.

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