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Billy Butterfield

Charles William Butterfield was an American jazz bandleader, trumpeter and cornetist. Charles William Butterfield was born in Middletown and attended high school in Wyoming. Although he studied medicine at Transylvania College, he preferred playing in bands, he studied cornet with Frank Simon, he discontinued his studies after finding success as a trumpeter. Early in his career he played in the band of Austin Wylie, he gained attention working with Bob Crosby, performed with Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Benny Goodman. While with Bob Crosby, he played third trumpet behind the legendary Charlie Spivak and Yank Lawson; when those two left Crosby to join Tommy Dorsey's band in 1938, Butterfield was given the opportunity to solo on a song written by Crosby bassist Bob Haggart titled "I'm Free." When lyrics were added, it became the well-known standard "What's New?". Crosby's version, featuring Butterfield's brilliant performance, is regarded as one of the great recordings of the Big Band era. On October 7, 1940, during his brief stay with Artie Shaw's orchestra, Butterfield performed what has been described as a "legendary trumpet solo" on the hit song "Star Dust".

He was a featured soloist in the small group from Shaw's band, the Gramercy Five. Between 1943 and 1947, taking a break to serve in the United States armed forces, Butterfield led his own orchestra. On September 20, 1944, Capitol recorded the jazz standard "Moonlight In Vermont", which featured a vocal by Margaret Whiting and trumpet solos by Butterfield; the liner notes from the CD Capitol from the Vaults, Volume 2, "Vine Street Divas" indicate that, although Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra were credited with the song, it was the Les Brown band recording under the name of Billy Butterfield because Brown was under contract to another label at the time. Butterfield recorded two albums with arranger-conductor Ray Conniff, Conniff Meets Butterfield and Just Kiddin' Around. In the 1960s he recorded two albums with his own orchestra for Columbia Records; the trumpeter He was a member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band, led by former Crosby bandmates Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart, from the late 1960s until his death in 1988.

He freelanced as a guest star with many bands all over the world, performed at many jazz festivals, including the Manassas Jazz Festival and Dick Gibson's Bash in Colorado. Butterfield was seen in the film Second Chorus as a member of an orchestra led by Artie Shaw. Butterfield was married to singer Dotty Dare Smith. Butterfield died March 1988, in North Palm Beach, Florida, he was 71. Stardusting Billy Butterfield New York Land Dixie They're Playing Our Song Session at Riverside Conniff Meets Butterfield Billy Blows His Horn The Golden Horn Just Kiddin' Around Songs Bix Beiderbecke Played With Ted Easton's Jazzband Watch What Happens Swinging at the Elks You Can Depend on Me Just Friends The Incomparable Butterfield Horn Recipe for Romance Soft Strut What Is There to Say With Buck Clayton All the Cats Join In Jazz trumpet transcriptions All Music Billy Butterfield Interview NAMM Oral History Library

Land, Gold and Women

Land and Women is a documentary about the conditions of typical women in rural Pakistan. It chronicles the traditional use of ritual gang rape as a method of social control. Central to the film are the stories of Mukhtar Mai, Dr. Shazia Khalid; the documentary was first broadcast on 5 March 2006. Mukhtar was an illiterate woman from a poor farming family. A more placed family perceived a slight by her younger brother, believed to have been interested in a daughter of a more high-class family. A tribal council ordered Mukhtar to report to the other family; when she arrived, she was taken captive, gang-raped for several days. Shazia Khalid was working as a medical doctor in an isolated region of Pakistan; when she was raped, she found. The documentary was awarded a gold medal at the New York Film Festival in 2007

Duff Hill

Duff Hill at 720 metres, is the 78th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, the 97th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Duff Hill is in the middle section of the Wicklow Mountains, in Wicklow, is part of the large massif of Mullaghcleevaun 849 metres, which lies to its south. Gravale 718 lies to its immediate north. Fairbairn, Helen. Ireland's Best Walks: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892118. Fairbairn, Helen. Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892019. MountainViews Online Database. A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins. Collins Books. ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7. Dillion, Paddy; the Mountains of Ireland: A Guide to Walking the Summits. Cicerone. ISBN 978-1852841102. Wicklow Way Wicklow Mountains Lists of mountains in Ireland List of mountains of the British Isles by height List of Hewitt mountains in England and Ireland MountainViews: The Irish Mountain Website, Duff Hill MountainViews: Irish Online Mountain Database The Database of British and Irish Hills, the largest database of British Isles mountains Hill Bagging UK & Ireland, the searchable interface for the DoBIH