Marko Simsa und die Boogie Woogie Gang bringen Boogie, Gospel und Blues ins Kinderzimmer. Beim schlitzohrigen ´´Morgenmuffel Blues´´ oder dem ´´Wiener Schnitzel Song´´ darf kräftig gesungen und getanzt werden. Marko Simsa lädt alle zum Mitmachen ein! Aus dem Inhalt: Elmer Schoebel: Bugle Call Rag; C. Nemeth: Morgenmuffel Blues; Butzemann-Boogie Woogie (Volkslied); Acker Bilk: I´m goin´ home; C. Nemeth, Marko Simsa: Wiener Schnitzel Song; Henry Mancini: Baby Elephant Walk; Bill Haley: Rock around the clock. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Marko Simsa. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/000616/bk_jumb_000616_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Am 15. Juni 1996 verstummte für einen kurzen Augenblick die Welt. Die Königin des Jazz, Ella Jane Fitzgerald, hatte für immer die Augen geschlossen. Eine Frau, die die Welt mit ihrer Drei-Oktaven-Stimme bewegt hatte. Die Frau, die von ganz unten kam, und sich in die Herzen der Menschen sang. Ihr Leben war wie der wahr gewordene amerikanische Traum.Am 25. April 1917 in Newport News, Virginia in bitterer Armut geboren und von ihrer schweren Kindheit gezeichnet, gelang ihr das, was den meisten Menschen versagt bleibt: der märchenhafte Durchbruch, der zu einer steilen, weltweiten Karriere auf unzählige Bühnen der Welt und des Fernsehens führte. Doch am Ende ihres Lebens stand ein beinahe schon erlösender Tod nach einer schweren Erkrankung an Diabetes. Einsam ist sie gewesen, als sie ihrer Krankheit erlag. Einsam in ihrem riesigen Palast; in ihrer Villa in Beverly Hills.Ella Fitzgerald war die ´´First Lady of Swing´´ und ist bis heute die wohl beachtenswerteste Jazzsängerin weltweit. Am 25. April 2017 wäre sie hundert Jahre alt geworden. Zusammen mit ihren größten Hits erscheint nun eine ganz besondere Biografie, die das tragische und zugleich aufregende Leben dieser Jazzlegende beschreibt - ehrlich, echt und unverfälscht. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Omid-Paul Eftekhari. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zyxm/001001/bk_zyxm_001001_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
In 1975, the Broadway musical Chicago brought together a host of memes and myths - the gleefully subversive character of American musical comedy, the reckless glamour of the big-city newspaper, the mad decade of the 1920s, the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, and the Wild West gangsterville that was the city of Chicago itself.The tale of a young woman who murders her departing lover and then tricks the jury into letting her off, Chicago seemed too blunt and cynical at first. Everyone agreed it was show biz at its brilliant best, yet the public still preferred A Chorus Line, with its cast of innocents and sentimental feeling. Nevertheless, the 1996 Chicago revival is now the longest-running American musical in history.As author Ethan Mordden looks back at Chicago´s various moving parts - including the original 1926 play that started it all, a sexy silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a talkie remake with Ginger Rogers, the musical itself, and at last the movie of the musical - we learn how the American theater serves as a kind of alternative news medium, a town crier warning the public about the racy, devious interior contradictions of American society. Opinionated, witty, and rich in backstage anecdotes, All That Jazz brings the American musical to life in all its artistry and excitement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012466/bk_tant_012466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
February, 1921. When influenza claims the life of their mother, Daisy Cooper and her younger sister Mary are suddenly all alone in the world.Daisy works long hours to keep a roof over their heads, but she worries she´s neglecting Mary. Mary is thrilled when the moving pictures come to Rotherhithe, and she loves watching the silver screen flicker into life. But, for Daisy, the magic really begins when the glamorous dancing girls perform, and she wishes she could be one of them.When one of the dancers suggests Daisy try out a routine, she discovers she is a natural, and soon she´s offered a place at dancing school. Her teacher thinks she has what it takes to hit the big time, and Daisy hopes she can make a better life for her sister. But then the little girl disappears.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hicks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002708/bk_bbcw_002708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marko Simsa präsentiert eine spannende Blockflöten-Musikauswahl, die so nirgendwo sonst zu hören ist: bekannte Kinderlieder, Volksmusik aus der ganzen Welt sowie klassische Musik, angereichert mit Blues, Boogie Woogie und Jazz. An vielen Musikbeispielen werden die Sopranblockflöte, die kleinere Sopranino, die Alt-, die Tenor- und die Bassblockflöte vorgestellt. Ein Hörvergnügen für die ganze Familie! Inhalt: Einleitung, Die Blockflötenfamilie, Alle Vöglein sind schon da, Waldhornstück, Hey, Pippi Langstrumpf, Es tanzt ein Bi-Ba-Butzemann, Der Kuckuck und der Esel, Quartett der Mäuse, Rucki-Zucki-Boogie-Woogie, Goose-Blues (Gänse-Blues), Jogging Flutes (Jazz), The Mason´s Apron (Irland), St. Patrick´s Day (Irland), Te Digo Adios (Südamerika), El Condor Pasa (Südamerika), Hinten bei der Stadltür (Österreich), Amboss-Polka (Deutschland), Zitter nit a so (Deutschland), Trotto, Specknerin, Tutto Lodi, Badinerie, Basse Danse Mon Desir, Irish Blessing. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Marko Simsa. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jumb/002002/bk_jumb_002002_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
When people hear the name ´´Clooney,´´ they automatically think of George Clooney, one of Hollywood´s biggest stars. But it was his aunt Rosemary who first catapulted the name into bright lights with a string of hit songs in the 1950s and a starring role alongside Bing Crosby in the immortal White Christmas. Drawing on interviews with family members, managers, promoters, and the jazz musicians who worked with her, as well as contemporary newspaper articles and reviews, Late Life Jazz tells the unsung story of one of America´s finest singers, Rosemary Clooney. Ken Crossland and Malcolm Macfarlane trace Rosemary´s life from her hardscrabble beginnings in Maysville Kentucky, through her first performances singing with the Barney Rapp Band in Cincinnati, through her rise to pop stardom in the early 1950s when she topped the Hit Parade with songs such as ´´Come On-a My House,´´ ´´Tenderly,´´ and ´´Half As Much.´´ By the time the 1960s arrived, however, personal turmoil, fueled by depression and an addiction to prescription medication, almost destroyed Clooney´s career - and her life. She underwent years of therapy and recuperation before she was able to perform again in the early 1970s. Few expected her to be anything more than a baroness of nostalgia, but Rosemary had other ideas. Rejuvenated by a series of concerts alongside her friend and mentor, Bing Crosby, she found a new medium in the midst of America´s finest jazz musicians, building a second career and with it a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Vividly written and painstakingly researched, Late Life Jazz explores the rise, fall, and final triumph of Clooney the First, Aunt Rosemary, jazz singer par excellence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018777/bk_adbl_018777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Her name was RayLee. They called her the Acid Jazz Singer, her sultry voice mesmerizing human and demon alike. She´d been running for three years from her maker and only Travis McKenzie stood between her and the darkness that had become her life. Travis hunted the hit squads of demons and paid lip service to the sheriff of the city. The half-blood had gifts of the magic shifting kind - and something more. It made him a stone cold killer and the only thing that mattered in his life was safeguarding the woman he was falling in love with. The singer and the protector had a history. But that history changed when a southern bigot vamp turned Travis´ friend into a travesty - neither man, nor woman - but both. Travis fell hard for the trans known as RayLee. He was having a harder time dealing with his best friend, Ray. Then the game changes, and Travis and Ray have to rely on an assassin with a secret agenda and uncertain loyalties. Vladimira was the oldest of her kind, an enforcer - a gun for hire to the highest bidder. Vamp, human, demon. It didn´t matter. It was all about the job - until the stakes changed and she found a reason to care. When the demon comes to claim Ray, Travis must walk through the bowels of hell to save the only being on earth he cares about. The problem is - who is going to save Travis from himself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095770/bk_acx0_095770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rosemary Clooney grew up singing with her sister at family gatherings, and in her senior year of high school they were hired to sing at the local radio station. She soared to fame in the 1950s with the novelty song ´´Come On-a My House´´ and continued to release a number of other pop and jazz hits. In 1973 Clooney sat down with Wink Martindale to provide an intimate look at her early personal life and legendary musical career. Beyond her work as just a singer, she starred in the movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby and appeared with him on television, and the two recorded duets together. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000119/bk_comm_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s 1929 as The Jazz Singer hits the silver screen and the talkies promise to change movies forever. Enter three down-and-out vaudevillians who hatch a hare-brained scheme to ´´make it big” in Tinsel Town. Their plan? To open a voice academy for the witless stars of silent movies. The only things standing in their way are ditzy starlets and power-hungry movie moguls. Starring Ed Asner and directed by Moss Hart’s son, this is top-of-the-bill screwball comedy and Kaufman and Hart genius at its very best. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring (in alphabetical order) Caroline Aaron as Helen Hobart/Miss Chasen; Edward Asner as Herman Glogauer; Jen Dede as Susan Walker; Jeanie Hackett as Mrs. Walker/Miss Leighton; David Kaufman as George Lewis; Katharine Leonard as Florabel Leigh/Bridesmaid #2; Joe Liss as The Porter/Ernest/Mr. Flick/Weisskopf/The Bishop; Kellie Matteson as Phyllis Fontaine/Bridesmaid #1; Jon Matthews as Rudolph Kammerling/Fontaine Chauffer/Leading Man; Sarah Rafferty as May Daniels; Jonathan Silverman as Jerry Hyland; Steve Vinovich as Lawrence Vail/Leigh Chauffer/ Meterstein. Directed by Christopher Hart. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in October 2009. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Aaron, Edward Asner, Jen Dede, Jeanie Hackett, David Kaufman, Sarah Rafferty, Jonathan Silverman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000290/pf_latw_000290_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.