Sunday, April 6, 2014

The True Origin of the Goodman Brothers Revealed Here to be Hare!!! A Shocking Easter Miracle!!!


Would it surprise you to learn that much of the information previously known about The Jazzmanian Devils has been found to be false?  

For over 30 years, the good people of Vancouver have known Lester B. Goodman, Broadway Sol, Manny Goodman, Herschel H. Goodman, Sammy Goodman, Max Goodman, and Buddy LovePower Goodman  as THE JAZZMANIAN DEVILS. 

We have thought of them as a bunch of good Jewish boys, legend has it they are sons of the same mother, brought up in the time honored show business tradition of imitation as art, knowing full well that imitation is not only the most sincere form of flattery, but that flattery gets you everywhere.  This was the plan.

Flattery gets you on the guest list, flattery is a great conversation starter, flattery is responsible for the arcane practice of buying rounds of free drinks for the band, and flattery is also the cause of the Jazzmanian Devils slide  into alcoholism and depravity, and reason for their subsequent "hiatus" status for so many years.

This much we know to be true.  What we have learned today will shock and amaze you.

The miracle of Les Goodman’s ageless “good hair” is not a result of a secret deal with the Devil. 

The ritual sacrificing of many a good note in exchange for their relatively regional success was not pre-ordained by God or Rabbi. 

We have discovered there is a more scientific and genetic answer to this conundrum than previously thought.  

Legend had it that a Rabbi named Shecky (we should have been suspicious of that alone) delivered to Lester B. Goodman a Golden Tablet, which contained "the charts", the first Real Book of Jazz, including a secret compendium of rules for faking not only jazz, but orgasms and other useful show business tricks, such as “pulling the wool over the eyes of the audience”, “the  Secret to a successful New Year’s Eve countdown” (i.e. do not start on the 1), "how to imitate television in a live context", "the value of Merchandise over Music" and "singing in one key is not harmolodics, it is just bad singing".

We have learned today that it was not a rabbi that Lester B. Goodman made a deal with. 

It was a rabbi(t).  

Notice the trickery here.  Somewhere in the translation from ancient Aramaic to Canadian, the "t" became silent.  This "T" was not only silent, but deadly.  The Goodmen drank the T, they drank the KooAid and they drank everything else that was put in front of them.  

I’m not going to sugarcoat this kids, but Les Goodman made a deal with a Rabbit, and the Goodman brothers descended from a race of Rabbit-like humans.

The good hair that Les is so famous for is none other than that - good hare!  

Buddy LovePower is actually Bunny LovePower.   

Hershel H. does not stand for "highway" but Hare.  Herschel Hare Goodman.  

Does  it surpise you to learn that Moishe Goodman was originally known as Mopsy?

Did you know the lack of Hair on the head of Manny Goodman is not because he gets it cut that way, but because he is "cut that way".   It doesn't take a mohel to know the rabbit ears sprouting from his head had to be cut again and again so as not to reveal the true nature of his Lapin-like identity.

Do you know that Sammy Goodman had an encounter with a farmer known as Mr. MacGregor, Mr. Mac Gregor Robertson!!??!!   

I can see your ears have perked up with my revelations.    The Master of Space and Time reveals the existence of the Rabbit theory (also known as the Theory of Relativity) as it explains the relatively endless array of Goodman relatives.  No woman could ever have had so many different looking offspring without having a Rabbit nature.  

We understand the Jazzmanian Devils are playing a sock hop on April 18 at LanaLou's.  
We do not think this a Bait and Switch.  But it may be another Carrot and the Stick story. 

If you look close at the drummer Max Goodman, you will see that the "sticks" he is using to drum with are not actually "sticks", but carrots.   

You may also notice that the martini in Les Goodman's hand has an orange tinge.  Vodka and Carrot Juice!      

Sunday, March 16, 2014


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April 18 at LanaLou’s.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

You could smell the horns from a block away...

Founded in November of 1983, The Jazzmanian Devils are involved in ritual jazz sacrifice and swing/jump and jive. The jazz is sometimes sacrificed in the interests of alcohol; the alcohol is rarely sacrificed in the interests of jazz.

In 2004, The Jazzmanian Devils celebrated 20 years, and the Mayor of Vancouver Larry Campbell declared an official Jazzmanian Devils Appreciation Day in their honour.
Current lineup includes: Les Goodman-bandleader, vocals and alto chainsaw, Laurel LeFey -vocals, Moishe Goodman-guitar, Sammy Goodman-standup bass, Manny Goodman-tenor sax, Buddy LovePower Goodman-keyboards, Max Goodman-drums. Guests include the Queen of Jazzmania-Miss Vanessa Richards, Snatchmo Goodman-trumpet.

The Jazzmanian Devils have an 8 song cd called Groovy Thing! available for sale.
Extended Goodman Family includes: Broadway Sol Goodman, Hershel H. Goodman, Steve Taylor, Andy Graffiti, Lee Kelsey, Skully Goodman, Slide Goodman, and the entire Les Goodman After Dark show- Vancouver's only Live Late Night Talk Show.

Remember the Success Paradigm:

Step 1. Who are the Jazzmanian Devils?
Step 2. Get me the Jazzmanian Devils!
Step 3. Get me a Jazzmanian Devil type.
Step 4. Get me a Young Jazzmanian Devils.
Step 5. Who are the Jazzmanian Devils?

(repeat as many times as possible)

Who are the Jazzmanian Devils?

The greatest invention of the 20th Century was re-invention. Forget the alternative, embrace the alter-ego. In 1977, in NYC a man named Hell proclaims the Blank Generation. Not Blank, as in empty and void of meaning, Blank, as in Fill in the ....... A sea of possibiliites. A new hat.. a new name..a new band...a new game. The opportunity of re-invention.

Unable to keep his demons internal, a young man screams upon the scene, jumping backwards off a stage at the Smilin' Buddha with a punk version of The Count Fives Psychotic Reaction. Fast Forward five years later.. the time is 1984. A young man envisions a new music that feeds off the primary influence of his generation- Television. A new music not born of anger, but of humor and romance. He flips the dial and stops on style.

Get me the Jazzmanian Devils!

The desire for new sounds leads the young man back in time. Louis Jordan replaces Louie-Louie, jump informs jazz with the beat that became rock and roll. His latest invention is a re-invention of the White Negro, the Eternal Hipster, The Swinger Redux in Tux. After years of searching for the ultimate in individual expression, taking it OUT for the IN CROWD, the young man finds inspiration in a past he never knew. Behind the snarl, a traditionalist emerges.

Get Me a Jazzmanian Devil Type

If the highest form of flattery is imitation, the highest form of imitation is self-imitation. Re-invention is the greatest invention of the 21st Century. From the beginning the style was suits, ties, looking sharp, talking loud, living large. There was never enough past to uncover, songs to cover, drinks to drink, women to love. He was warned. the lessons of the past must be relearned, every generation. Connect the dots from bathtub gin to Warehouse parties, Swing to Swingers, Jump to Vegas, Rat Pack to pack rats, James Brown to White Boys down on their knees, disco to ....well, disco. Some things never change.

Get Me the Young Jazzmanian Devils!

The Man who Dared to Imitate Television. A copy of a copy. Were imitations spawned? Yes. Were more youth intoxicated and indoctrinated inthe cursed lifestyle? Yes. Was he shocked? No. Did the imitators proceed down the trails he had blazed? Yes. Was he upset? No. How could he be upset at someone imitating what he himself had imitated? Along the way, so many good times. So many friends, singers, drummers, horn players, exits stage left.

Vancouver's first and only Live Late Night Tallk Show, Les Goodman After Dark. Through the help of modern Swiss herbal tonics, sheep liver transplants, and the chicken wire in his heart, the Jazzmanian Devils are reborn.

Who are the Jazzmanian Devils?

The greatest invention of the 20th century is re-invention. Forget the alternative, embrace the alter-ego. In 1977, in NYC a man named Hell proclaims the Blank Generation. Not Blank as in empty or void of meaning, but blank as in Mel. A sea of possibilities. A new hat. A new name.. A new band. a new game. The opportunity for re-invention. This could go on forever. The young man smiles.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jazzmanian Devils - Comes Love - Hardstock Commodore 2008

Comes Love with Miss Laurel Lefay on vocals with the Jazzmanian Devils at Hardstock 08
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Jazzmanian Devils - HARDSTOCK-08

Jump Jive and Wail
Hardstock 08
Commodore Ballroom
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Step right up...we're steppin' out

the Jazzmanian Devils circa early 90's pre-swing revival, post-BSG to NYC, Featuring the Buddha of the Bass now the Guitar Guru Mr. Moishe Guru Goodman on Guitar, Hoagie Goodman on Bass (Joe..Joe) Old Man Moze Mr. Lucky Steve Taylor on the drums, Myron Chili Wil Goodman pre-Caymen flight on the Pie-ano, Herschel H. (Highway- some stories stay on the road) Goodman on the slide trombone- is there any other kind?, Manny G, Chick, Babes on the big sax, Candy A. Goodman smart A. always called me boss, bladder made of alien materials. very roadworthy, and can drink most grown men under the table, and of course, moi- Mr. Lester B. Goodman on the money clip, alto chainsaw, tips for young bachelors and men about town-Shaken , stirred, just pour the goddam drink stupid. NO really, just pour it. Now pay for it. Love ya. Like a rock. Like some rock.