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4th Avenue, Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger photo. Nov. 2014. ©

4th Avenue, Asbury Park. Paul Goldfinger photo. Nov. 2014. ©  Click to enlarge

The Two of Us:   “The Rainbow Connection”

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Asbury Park. December 27, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park. December 27, 2015. Carousel building.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.Blogfinger.net

Mello-Kings:

 

 

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Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Trinity Church.  Asbury Park, January 17, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to further illuminate.

 

LOUDON WAINRIGHT III   (From HBO’s Boardwalk Empire)  “Carrickfergus”

 

 

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Sunset Avenue at Main Street, across from the park. Early morning.  Paul Goldfinger photograph.  Click all to enlarge. This is a popular image from an AP market  2017.  Blogfinger.net ©

 The market will be open every Saturday until Thanksgiving when  the corn will be sold as maize, and historic Grovers will come from Pilgrim Pathway with their friends the Lenni Lenapi and the Delaware  (for whom an OG street is named.)  The Indians will be selling squash and pumpkins.

 

This photo and all the rest are by Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net. 8/22/20. Sunset Market.  Here we see Bernie Sanders with a real job at Jake’s Pickles.

 

What is there to say?….8/22/20

 

Jersey tomatoes are peaking, and they are terrific. 8/22./20 ©  Crowd peaks from 10 am-1 pm.

 

Farmers market— a place for socializing too. 8/22/20

 

More tomatoes….it is the premier NJ crop, and it comes and goes like Brigadoon.  Peaches are iffy now.

 

 

BAND PERRY:

 

 

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Maurice Scott and his society band. Metropolitan Hotel c. 1950's. Blogfinger file photo courtesy of the Scott family. ©

Maurice Scott and his society band. Metropolitan Hotel c. 1960’s. Blogfinger file photo courtesy of the Scott family. ©  Hotel photographer unknown.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger

Most hotels in resort areas such as Asbury Park and the Borscht Belt (Catskill Mountains) had their own bands because ballroom dancing was popular in that era and because guest entertainers needed backup. Maurice Scott, a highly regarded New York bandleader and trumpet player, worked with the biggest names in entertainment in Manhattan, but in the summer he would perform at the Metropolitan, a well known hotel in A. Park, which was torn down about six years ago after being closed for a number of years.

He and his family stayed in the hotel all summer, and the life of a musician there was very good.  They played music at night, often backing up well known singers and dance teams.  During the day they enjoyed the amenities of the hotel.  Maurice also was a fine singer and master of ceremonies. His trumpet playing was remarkable, with a big sound reminiscent of Harry James.

And, speaking of memories, don’t forget “Stardust Memories” a film by Woody Allen shot in Ocean Grove.  Here’s a link to the 2011 Blogfinger post about that film:

 

Stardust Memories Blogfinger post 2016

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS  with “Stardust”    The trumpet solo sounds like Maurice Scott in his prime.  This version is from the film soundtrack “The Aviator.”

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Asbury Park barber shop. By Moe Demby ©

Asbury Park barber shop. By Moe Demby ©

Moe Demby, of our photo staff at Blogfinger sent us  two black and white photos reminiscent of Robert Frank’s style of photography. As noted in our Frank article, photographers tend to learn from  those who came before.  Moe, a successful, award winning photojournalist by profession, has been influenced by Frank and by Robert Capa.

Ocean Grove. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff.

Ocean Grove. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff.

These two images were obtained  on November 17, 2014.

GENE AMMONS  (From Woody Allen’s film Fading Gigolo.)     The song is “My Romance.”  Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (lyrics) wrote this song for a Broadway musical (1935) called “Jumbo.”   My Romance is a hugely popular song for jazz musicians.

Gene Ammons with his tenor sax.

Gene Ammons with his tenor sax.

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Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2014. Blogfinger.net

Asbury Park. By Paul Goldfinger ©. 2014. Blogfinger.net

JASON ISBELL and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Asbury Park. 2012 ©. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park. 2012 ©. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

REBECCA LUKER   from her album Greenwich Time.  “Summer With You.”

 

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Asbury Park Boardwalk. Sunday September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Asbury Park boardwalk. Sunday, September 14, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Enlarge by clicking the image.

 

ETTA JONES.   From The Music Man by Meredith Wilson:

 

 

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Photo shoot at the Asbury Park Dog Beach. 7/26/15 Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Photo shoot at the Asbury Park Dog Beach. 7/26/15 Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to read the shirt.

THE SECRET SISTERS:

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