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Asbury Park boardwalk, entering the Casino. OG is on the other side of no man’s land. Paul Goldfinger photograph © Blogfinger.net. 2017. Click for the details.

 

MAX RAABE AND THE PALAST ORCHESTER

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Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net

Asbury Park Saturday farmers market (Sunset Ave) 8/15/15. Paul Goldfinger photo. © Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.

 

 

THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE     “Today’s Teardrops.”

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Asbury Park. #2 October 4, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Zombie Walk. #2. Asbury Park.   October 4, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

MINNIE DRIVER from her album Everything I’ve Got in my Pocket.

“Ruby Adeline”

 

 

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Bridge to somewhere. Ocean Grove.  Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net  New Jersey Avenue crossing. Click to enlarge this night scene.

 

 

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT  from (live)  Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall:  “If Love Were All.”

 

 

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Deal Lake. Taken from the Elberon side looking toward A. Park. Paul Goldfinger photo. July12, 2016 ©

Deal Lake. Taken from the Loch Arbour side looking west.   Paul Goldfinger photo. July 12, 2016 ©  Click for maximum glitter.

 

DEXTER GORDON.   Recorded July 7, 1970 in New York City   “The Christmas Song.”

 

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Jean Bredin © Asbury Park. 2014 . Blogfinger staff. New  Years Day.

 

THE HARPTONES:   Wolfman Jack sends this out to Blogfinger fan Perry Young up in the New Hampshire North Country.

 

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A. Park. Paul Goldfinger photo © October 29, 2015

A. Park. Paul Goldfinger photo © October 29, 2015. Click to enlarge

 

LEONARD COHEN:

 

 

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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 and Asbury Park.

Here’s a link to the 2011 Blogfinger post about that film. Photos from the video by Paul Goldfinger.

 

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. September, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Asbury Park. September, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

TONY BENNETT  from his album  “From Now On.”

 

 

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In  1934, an Ocean Liner (SS Morro Castle), was traveling from Havana to New York  when it caught fire and beached on the shores of Asbury Park. There were 137 deaths.

A handful of survivors washed  up at the Zombie Walk in Asbury Park (October 2013)

Paul Goldfinger photo. Asbury Park Zombie Walk, 2013. ©

Paul Goldfinger photo. Asbury Park Zombie Walk, 2013. © Click to enlarge.

 

 

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT     From the soundtrack of The Aviator:

 

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