In the words of Black Dahlia’s producer Peter Gage, the combo’s latest session, appeared to be a gathering of three jazz monks and a diablo crooner. Vargas has brought back the original members of the Black Dahlias, to cut tracks for their final album, with the working title H. Pictured are, Tim Bruer (Piano) Alex Hewetson (Bass) Tim Bradley (drums) Vargas working the Sennheiser. Pix by Harrison and Vargas.
Jimmy Vargas and muse Liliana Scarlatta torch up their patented death swing manouevres at the Hotel Blue’s Hollywood Noir event. Pix by Chris Cannell.
The man, who has sculpted the Jimmy Vargas sound for the past ten years, British rock legend PETER GAGE, (producer of Robert Palmer and Joan Armatrading to name but two of well over a hundred of his studio credits). Pix by Jimmy Vee
JIMMY VARGAS and his diabolical 50’s style Manhattan combo the BLACK LIST featuring DAVID ‘CELESTIAL’ on vibes SCOT LEISHMAN on bass, with Drummer TIM BRADLEY caught in full swing. Pix by Photographer- Promoter Chris Cannell
EDDIE VEGA of NEW YORK crime noir site applies the Reid Interrogation technique on JIMMY VARGAS, about his writing craft, crooning style and mean streets lifestyle.
Pix by STEVE McLAREN
JIMMY VARGAS Yuletide tale “MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FRANK’ appears in the latest issue of U.S. pinup bible JAVA BACHELOR PAD.
Link at: http://www.bachelorpadmagazine.com/
Author / Filmmaker and Sculptor BRYAN MOORE gives a thumbs up to the JIMMY VARGAS burleycue tome STRIPTEASE IN NOIR, in his review in the December edition of Vintage Bible, GLORY DAYS.
A Teaser follows:
“What one may be lucky enough to find in the halo of cigarette smoke and red lipstick are the haunting words of one Jimmy Vargas, crooner of shattered dreams and lost opportunities from the hard game of the back alley speakeasies, the rented rooms of stag film pornographers and the dead-end alleys that are one-way tickets to the big dirtnap for those unlucky chumps daring to dream in dark waters. But, like they say in the windy city, “Falling in love with Chicago is like falling in love with a girl with a broken nose”.