[Dixielandjazz] :THE GIG
meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 04:47:33 PDT 2010
I'm with Bob as to "Pete Kelly's Blues"
Mattafact, I just wrote myself a note to pull out my copy of it and see how
it has held up over the years (Houston humidity is not particularly kind to
For her role in the movie, Peggy Lee received a Best Supporting Actress
nomination but she lost out to Jo Van Fleet for "East of Eden"
On 6/8/10, Robert Ringwald <rsr at ringwald.com> wrote:
> Yes, I have The Gig on VHS also. My daughter Beth purchased it for me some
> time ago.
> The music is great and it is a very good film.
> Warren does a very good acting job also.
> If you want to see another film with great Jazz, Pete Kelly's Blues.
> They had a few copies left on Amazon on DVD a few months ago. I got a
> You gotta watch it on a system with a good stereo, bass speakers, etc to
> get the full value of the great music.
> Check it out on Amazon and see if there are any copies left.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harry Callaghan" <meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com>
> To: "Bob Ringwald" <rsr at ringwald.com>
> Cc: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 6:20 PM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] :THE GIG
> > Funny that several subscribers should be engaged in the "rushing" topic
> > this time. I have nothing to contribute on the subject as such, not
> being a
> > musician myself.
> > However, just last night I dug out an old VHS tape of a movie made in
> > that I had recorded off the A&E Cable channel (back when it was a decent
> > channel).
> > It appeared to be a TVM and probably the only actors you would recognize
> > were Wayne Rogers (of "M*A*S*H" fame) and Cleavon Little ("Blazing
> > Wayne was leader of an amateur sextet that got together to play dixieland
> > music regularly and through some quirk of fate managed to secure a 2-week
> > gig at a resort in the Catskills (sometimes referred to affectionately as
> > the Jewish Alps)
> > His bass player has to go in for emergency surgery so he must hire a
> > professional (Little) who holds him up for more money than the other
> > are being paid. His character has supposedly been around and played with
> > many top name bands and small combos.and it is he who sets the pace for
> > each number that they play
> > I found the movie tremendously enjoyable when I first saw it perhaps 20
> > years ago and even moreso during last night's re-watching of it.
> > Incidentally, all of the musicians' playing was dubbed in except for
> > trumpeter Warren Vache Jr.but the others just going through the motions
> > appeared rather convincing or moreso than is typical in that situation.
> > Now that I have possibly aroused your interest, I have no idea whether it
> > available on video
> > Tides,
> > HC.
> > --
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> > opinion
> > of himself, undisturbed by the facts
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