JIMMY VARGAS with videographer DANNY HAVAS shooting the new music video for Vargas’ other combo the BLACK LIST, entitled JUDAS K, in the seamy noir streets of Hell-A last. Pix by collaborator JAMES SHIRLAW
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 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/
In the June issue of vintage magazine GLORY DAYS, JIMMY VARGAS trades riffs with cult 1920’s crooner GREG POPPLETON of the BAKELITE ORCHESTRA. The article celebrates POPPLETON as a unique pioneer of vintage culture in Australia, who was way ahead of the curve for all things Swing Down-Under.
ONUR KA caught JIMMY VARGAS & the BLACK DAHLIAS live at the Vanguard, for their commemorative gig for their icon, ELIZABETH SHORT, with their opening crime jazz number ‘BLACK DAHLIA’.
(C) Pic by Steve McLaren