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A nomad, a wanderer, lover of everything beautiful. A lover of life, wine, exotic and forgotten places, hidden corners, and small things that could be beautiful. A lover of stars, mountain tops, little kisses, and voices from around the planet.


all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

36 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2013
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Vic Schoen, My Father


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Composer, Arranger, Conductor

"Vic Schoen, the man who had been identified with the Andrews sisters for over a decade, and whose orchestra had accompanied the girls in over 90% of their recordings, parted from the trio in late 1951. He went on to work with several other artists, producing major hits, including Patti Page's "Old Cape Cod" and the Weavers' "On Top Of Old Smokey". But never again was the maestro to become so well associated with another singer as he and his band had become with the sisters. Schoen eventually married and divorced Kay Starr, then wed Marion Hutton of Glen Miller fame (Betty Hutton's sister).
Although Schoen's decision to leave the girls was not forced, it was nevertheless traumatic, especially for the trio, who sorely missed him and his remarkable skill at arranging music."

...........from 'Swing It: The Andrew Sisters Story', p.136

"For years, the Vic Schoen Orchestra played music that at least approached the beauty and variety of a rainbow, but historically, the ensemble is about as elusive as that phenomenon in the sky."
----------Big Band Reader, p.266.

Ella Fitzgerald's 1945 scat recording of "Flying Home" arranged by Vic Schoen would later be described by The New York Times as "one of the most influential vocal jazz records of the decade....
--------Ella Fitzgerald, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

all images copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2015. all rights reserved

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My Family Past


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My mother's family is French Canadian (Quebec), the Petits and the Rolands, probably from France about 200 years ago. My father's family came from Poland via Germany in 1891. My Polish great great grandfather changed his name from Leopold Schein to Louis Schoen in 1899. He was married to a Hungarian woman named Jennie Goldman. From his 7 children, came at least 27 families, including my grandfather Harry.

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Yvette - Beauty and Tragedy


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My Beautiful Mother, who had such a tragic life, and could not control her destiny............


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GONE



everyone in my life is gone

memory startlingly vivid

did they ever exist?



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I paint your toes
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David - Lover of small things and forgotten places

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Agnes Lillian - The Light of my Life

(baby)

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water families love
thoughts friendships comes
flow ebb goes

flow> <memories


synapses connect all

so much beauty so little time
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