Monday, September 15, 2014

Face the Music 9.18.14

Honeysuckle Rose
“Jam Session at Victor”
with Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan
& Tommy Dorsey 1937

There’ll Come a Time (Just Wait and See)
Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra
featuring Bix Beiderbecke 1928

Alligator Crawl
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven 1927

Doggin’ the Dog
Big Joe Turner with
Willie the Lion Smith 1940

Harlem Strut
James P Johnson piano solo 1921

Tiger Rag – The Quadrille
Jelly Roll Morton’s extended analysis
& live demonstration
for the Library of Congress 1938

Don’t Drink It In Here
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
with Bill Johnson’s Louisiana Jug Band 1929

Jazz Battle
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Everybody Loves My Baby
The Boswell Sisters
with Bunny Berigan 1932

He Ain’t Got Rhythm
Billie Holiday & Lester Young
with Teddy Wilson’s Orchestra 1937

I Got Rhythm
Dick Hyman, Tom Pletcher
& their Gang 2003

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller & Zutty Singleton’s band
billed as The Beale Street Boys
from the soundtrack of the motion picture
Stormy Weather {1943}

Victory Stride
James P Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944







Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Face the Music 



with arwulf arwulf

Thursdays 7-8 PM on 
WCBN 88.3 FM  

Theodore Grenier's photo.                                                             Theodore Grenier's photo.


Face the Music 9.11.14

The very latest postulates in

Postmodern Fats Waller Theory:


Arkansas Blues
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1921

Got To Cool My Doggies Now
Fats Waller player piano roll 1923

Got To Cool My Doggies Now
The Cotton Pickers 1922

“I used to just play the piano…”
Prohibition – Paseo
Lionel Belasco
1961 {voice}
1920 {orchestra}

La Cucaracha
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1935

A-Flat Dream
{composed by James P. Johnson}
Ralph Sutton with George Wettling 1949

Beale Street Blues
Alberta Hunter
accompanied on the pipe organ
by Fats Waller 1927

Rocky Mountain Blues
Harlem Footwarmers 1929

Cotton Club Stomp
Duke Ellington & his
Cotton Club Orchestra 1929

St. Louis Blues
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1930

Alligator Crawl
{composed by Fats Waller}
Ralph Sutton Trio 1951

Choo Choo
{composed by Fats Waller}
Gene Sedric & his Honey Bears 1938

Light Up
Buster Bailey’s Rhythm Busters 1938

Dinah
Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers 1938

At the Ball
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

After You’ve Gone
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

Mr. Haydn Gets Hip
John Kirby Sextet 1941

Skull Duggery
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1938



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Face the Music 9/04/14 WCBN 88.3 FM
Postmodern Fats Waller Theory II

Runnin’ Wild Medley
James P Johnson player piano roll

Do It Mr. So-and-So
Fats Waller player piano roll 1924

I’m More Than Satisfied
Original Memphis Five 1928

Shy and Sly
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1946

Choo Choo
The Washingtonians 1924

Crazy Blues
Eubie Blake player piano roll

I’ve Got the Joogie Blues
Maude Mills
accompanied by Fats Waller 1927

If You Don’t, I Know Who Will
Bessie Smith
accompanied by Fletcher Henderson 1923

Bright Boy Blues
Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys 1929

Jungle Jambouree
Duke Ellington’s Harlem Footwarmers 1929

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Bill Bojangles Robinson with
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1929

By the Waters of Minnetonka
Zez Confrey player piano roll 1927

Go Away Gal
Lionel Belasco
West Indian player piano roll! 1922

Rippling Waters
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Streamline Gal
Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1935

Reefer Man
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1932



Monday, August 25, 2014

Until further notice, WCBN's Face the Music program will be conceived and coordinated according to the principles of what I'm choosing to call Postmodern Fats Waller Theory. Which is another way of saying that Thomas Waller's legacy touches upon nearly everything I ever weave into this program's playlists. Postmodern Fats Waller Theory involves close comparative consideration of COLLABORATION, COMPOSITION and PARALLEL ARTISTRY.


Face the Music 8/28/14
Postmodern Fats Waller Theory I

You’ve Got to be Modernistic
James P. Johnson piano solo 1930

Sneakaway
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1946

Cryin’ For My Used To Be
James P. Johnson-Fats Waller
duet player piano roll 1927

I’m Cert’ny Gonna See ‘Bout That
Sara Martin & Clarence Williams
accompanied by Fats Waller 1923

You Get Mad
Rosa Henderson
accompanied by Fats Waller 1926

‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bus’ness If I Do
Sara Martin accompanied by Fats Waller 1922

What Do You Know About That?
Clarence Williams & Joe Sims
accompanied by Fats Waller 1927

How Could I Be Blue?
James P. Johnson & Clarence Williams
piano duet with vocal patter 1930

Jail House Blues
Bessie Smith
accompanied by Irving Johns 1923

Jail House Blues
Fats Waller player piano roll 1924

Wringin’ and Twistin’
Tram, Bix & Lang 1927

The Digah’s Stomp
Fats Waller pipe organ solo 1927

Stingaree Blues
Alberta Hunter
accompanied by Fats Waller 1923

Wild Cat Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five
featuring Sidney Bechet 1923

Come On and Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers 1927

Nagasaki
Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis
piano duet 1939