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Thursday, July 21, 2011

I got....S S S Ssssssssssssssssss STEAM HEAT!!!........(Satan Called: He wants his weather back) ;)

Here's a few hastily compiled tunes designed to accompany the whirring O' the fan blades...........

A hot time in the Old Town Tonight-Bessie Smith acc. Fletcher Henderson
He's the Hottest Man in Town-Cliff  "Ukelele Ike" Edwards
Heat wave-Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
Heat waves-Billy Banks and Blue Rhythm Boys -Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Hot 'N Anxious-Fletcher Henderson
Hot aire-George Olsen and His Music
Hot and heavy-Ben Tobier & His California Cyclones
Hot Cha Medley -Mildred Bailey with Paul Whiteman
Hot fingers-Lonnie Johnson
Hot footin' it-the Midnight Merrymakers
Hot heels-Eddie Lang
Hot hula lips-Masters Hawaiians
Hot lips-The Cotton Pickers
Hot mittens-The Bucktown Five***Muggsy Spanier, NOT Bix, as listed on the file**
Hot Nuts (Get 'Em from the Peanut Man)-Georgia White **Oh, yeah, like yours AREN'T in this weather??**
Hot tamales-Chick Bullock
Hot time in the town of Berlin-John Scott Troter Orch w/ Bing Crosby and The Music Maids
Hot water blues-Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Hot-hot-Hotentot-Roger Wolfe Kahn
Hotter than that-Louis Armstrong
It's heated-Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon
Le Jazz Hot-Jimmie Lunceford
Red hot Chicago-Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
Red hot mama-Ray Miller & His Hotel Gibson Orchestra
Sweet and hot-Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy/Mary Lou Williams
Too darn hot-Ella Fitzgerald
turn on that red-hot heat (burn your blues away)-Bunny Berigan

I also wanted to mention fans...............yes, FANS.  Being 100+ here in Chicago, even the die-hard vintage fan collector, restorer, and user that I air conditioning is finally on (shhhhh, it's for my PETS ;)

Anywhooo.................electric fans from the 20s-40s are harder and harder to find...and more and more expensive, working or not. I've noticed that a lot of "trendy" people decorate with them, try to look like a "Restoration Hardware" catalog, makes it harder for people like myself, who restore and actually USE them. (I personally don't really believe in antiques without function, but that's just me).

Back to fans.......the VORNADO Vortex fan...................the best made, IMHO. 

Not THAT hard to find, but increasingly expensive. Vornado makes a reproduction one, also....expensive too, but highly recommended. Very Eames/Raymond Loewy.....very effective. I have a few, and use them the Catholic that I am....religiously. One little Vornado will cool a living room or office quite consider looking for one :)

A few good Vornado sites:     (scroll down the page to the restored 1952 Vornado with chrome and metalflake Amethyst paint..............HOT!!)

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