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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upKXARXcsWg


Face the Music 8.21.14
Fats Waller - Film Soundtracks & Live Jams

This broadcast will feature numerous film soundtracks
and open with acetates from a radio jam session involving Louis Armstrong -


the only recordings on which the two men ever collaborated.

on Martin Block’s Make Believe Ballroom radio program, December 12th 1938

Jeepers Creepers
Honeysuckle Rose
On the Sunny Side of the Street
The Blues
I Got Rhythm
Tiger Rag

live on The Magic Key, NBC Network May 24th 1936

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter


Fats Waller Soundies, recorded November 1940 – released in 1941

Your Feets Too Big
Honeysuckle Rose
Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Joint is Jumpin’

from the film Hooray for Love (1935) 

Living in a Great Big Way

from the film King of Burlesque (1935)

I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed

live on the program Freedom's People (1941)

Honeysuckle Rose






Monday, August 11, 2014


Face the Music 81414
Fats Waller – Last Testament
The Complete V-Disc Session of September 16th 1943

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Two Sleepy People
Slightly Less Than Wonderful
There’s a Gal in My Life
That’s What the Bird Sang to Me
Waller Jive
Hallelujah
This Is So Nice, It Must Be Illegal
Martinique
The Reefer Song (You’re a Viper)
Solitude
Bouncin’ on a V-Disc
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
The Ladies Who Sing With the Band
To a Wild Rose
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
St. Louis Blues
Organ Tests