Charlie Ventura: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles


Iím Forever Blowing Bubbles


Charlie Ventura featuring Jackie Cain & Roy Kral


Bop for the People (Proper Box 41)

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Jackie Cain (vocals), Roy Kral (vocals, piano), Charlie Ventura (tenor sax), Ed Shaughnessy (drums),

Norman Faye (trumpet), Ben Ventura (baritone sax), Gus Cole (bass)


Composed by Charlie Ventura


Recorded: Chicago, October 1948


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Charlie Ventura's late-1940s "Bop for the People" campaign featured smooth unisons blending tenor sax and trombone with the voices of Jackie Cain and Roy Kral. Here a relic waltzed by World War I doughboys with gals who loyally waited for them is bopped in the aftermath of World War II. "I'm forever blowing," sing Charlie's angels Jackie & Roy, "be-de apa-da boo-ba-da bub-bles." If this sounds like Porky Pig's "That's all, folks!" so it was. In 1949 Variety reported that "Bop is a flop." To regain an audience, 1950s jazz vocal groups would have to scrap the scat and revert to, of all things, words.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz


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