Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Face the Music 2.26.15
Color Field Radio

Brown Sugar
Cook & his Dreamland Orchestra 1926

Silver Rose
Johnny Dunn & the Plantation Orchestra 1926

Indigo Stomp
Johnny Dodds Trio 1929

White Jazz
Casa Loma Orchestra 1931

White Heat
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1934

Blue River
Bix Centennial All-Stars 2003

Baby Brown
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Blue Lou
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1936

Brown Suede
Barney Bigard & his Orchestra 1941

Blue Serge
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1941

Mood Indigo
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1934

Deep Purple
Larry Clinton & his Orchestra 1938

Pastel Blue
John Kirby & his Onyx Club Boys 1938

Basically Blue
Ike Quebec Swing Seven 1945

Sepian Bounce
Jay McShann & his Orchestra 1942

Red Cross
Tiny Grimes Quintet with Charlie Parker 1944

Blue Boy
Lennie Tristano Trio 1947

Monday, February 16, 2015

Face the Music 2.19.15

Shreveport Stomps
Jelly Roll Morton player piano roll 1924

Fate Marable's Society Syncopators 1924

Wa Wa Wa
King Oliver & his Dixie Syncopators 1926

Fuzzy Wuzzy Rag
Handy's Orchestra of Memphis 1917

Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula
Ciro's Club Coon Orchestra
London 1916

That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune
(written by Irving Berlin - published 1909)
Ian Whitcomb & the White Star Orchestra 1997

Eccentricity - Waltz
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1921

Paul Whiteman's Orchestra
with Bix Beiderbecke 1928

Parkway Stomp
Al Wynn & his Gutbucket Five
scat vocal by cornetist Punch Miller 1928

I'm a Little Blackbird
Looking for a Bluebird

Clarence Williams Blue Five
with Louis Armstrong
Sidney Bechet
Charlie Irvis & Eva Taylor 1924

Arnold Wiley Rag
Arnold Wiley piano solo 1929

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
(popular song hit of 1918)
George Barnes Quartet 1940

Persian Rug
Herman Chittison Trio 1944

Basie English
Johnny Guarnieri's All Star Orchestra
with Lester Young 1944

I Only Have Eyes For You
Coleman Hawkins Quintet
with Roy Eldridge 1944

Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
with Ben Webster 1940

Jim Dawgs
Ike Quebec All-Stars 1945

Charlie Parker
live at the Open Door
Greenwich Village NYC 1953

Face the Music
Fundraiser Show

Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Don't Tear My Clothes
Washboard Sam 1936

It's Tight Like That
Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band 1928

Washboards Get Together
Washboard Rhythm Kings 1930

Variety Stomp
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

Hot and Bothered
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra 1928

Merry Go Round
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1933

If Love Makes You Give Up Steak and Potatoes
(Then I Don't Want Love)
Willie Bryant & his Orchestra 1935

Where Can I Find a Cherry for My Banana Split?
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra 1945

Willie the Weeper
George Lewis & his New Orleans Jazz Band 1950

King Porter Stomp
Teddy Hill & his NBC Orchestra 1937

Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra 1957

Victory Stride
Concordia Orchestra, Marin Alsop 1992

Open Letter to Duke
Hal Willner Presents

Hollerin' and Screamin'
Fats Navarro & Eddie Lockjaw Davis 1946

Swanee River Boogie
Albert Ammons

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Face the Music 2.05.15

Sugar Blues
Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 1955

Aunt Hagar's Blues
Art Tatum piano solo 1949

'Til Times Get Better
Fat Babies 2013

New Block and Tackle Blues
Rhythm Willie & his Gang 1940

Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson piano solo 1927

Jet Black Blues
Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four 1929

Tip Easy Blues
Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929

Monte Carlo Joys
Vicksburg Blowers 1927

Charlie My Boy
Kentucky Blowers 1924

Black Rag (aka Down Home Rag)
Original Tuxedo Jazz Band 1925

Carolina Shout
Jimmie Johnson's Jazz Boys 1921

Carolina Bound
Five Harmaniacs 1926

Fourth Avenue Stomp
Frank Bunch & his Fuzzy Wuzzies 1927

Breathtakin' Blues (aka St. Louis Blues)
Rhythm Willie & his Gang 1940

Chop Chop Boogie
Hadda Brooks Trio with Pete Johnson 1958

I've Found a New Baby
Dexter Gordon Quintet
with Sweets Edison & Nat Cole 1943

Monday, January 26, 2015

Face the Music 1.29.15

La Salle Street Breakdown
Jimmy Yancey piano solo 1939

They Ain’t Walking No More
Lucille Bogan
with pianist Charles Avery 1930

Kansas City Blues
Hammie Nixon 1984

Greenville Strut
Mississippi Sarah & Daddy Stovepipe 1931

Newport Blues
Cincinnati Jug Band 1929

Kansas City Man Blues
Clarence Williams Jug Band 1930

Shoe String Stomp
Clifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers 1929

Moten Blues
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929

Harmony Blues
Jelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppers 1930

Alabama Stomp
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies
with trombonist Miff Mole 1927

The Bumps
Jeanette’s Synco Jazzers
with pianist Mary Lou Williams 1927

The Ramble
Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders
with trombonist Lawrence Brown 1929

Bud Freeman & his Orchestra
with drummer Gene Krupa 1928

Swanee River
Django Reinhardt
et le Quintette du Hot Club de France 1935

Little Poesy
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Viper’s Drag
Ralph Sutton Trio 1951

Honeysuckle Rose
Coleman Hawkins in London
with pianist Stanley Black 1934

One O’Clock Jump
Sidney Bechet
& his New Orleans Feetwarmers 1940
with pianist Sonny White
electric guitarist Charlie Howard
bassist Wilson Myers &
drummer Kenny Clarke


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Face the Music 1.22.15

Wylie Avenue Blues
Albert Brunies & his
Halfway House Orchestra 1928

Bessemer Bound Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Band
With Coleman Hawkins blowing bass sax 1925

Snag It
Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 1955

Blue Drag
Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette
du Hot Club de France 1935

If Someone Would Only Love Me
Jelly Roll Morton & his Red Hot Peppers 1930

Wasted Life Blues
Bessie Smith with James P. Johnson 1929

Blues in Thirds
Sidney Bechet (clarinet) & his New Orleans Feetwarmers
with Rex Stewart, Earl Hines & Baby Dodds 1940

Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1931

Can't Be Bothered With No Sheik
Rosa Henderson with James P. Johnson 1931

Automobile Stomp
Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers
with Earl Hines 1929

Mean Dog Blues
Miff Mole's Molers
with Adrian Rollini blowing bass sax 1927

Night Life
Mary Lou Williams piano solo 1930

Solid Old Man
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Rumba Negro
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
with William "Count" Basie 1929

"Life" Spears a Jitterbug
Bud Freeman & his Gang 1938

By the Waters of Minnetonka
John Kirby & his Onyx Club Boys 1938

Muskrat Ramble - with bongos!
Humphrey Lyttelton's Paseo Band 1953

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Face the Music 1.15.15
for Gato Angelito 2005-2015

Dill Pickles
River Raisin Ragtime Revue 2006

Kitten on the Keys
River Raisin Ragtime Revue 2013

Potato Head Blues
River Raisin Ragtime Revue 2011

Four or Five Times
Alex Belhaj’s Crescent City Quartet 2013

Toddlin’ Blues
Bix and his Rhythm Jugglers 1925

Stop Your Kidding
Ladd’s Black Aces 1922

Dear Old Southland
James P. Johnson’s Harmony Eight 1921

Weather Bird Rag
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 1923

Red Onion Drag
Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight 1927

Slow Drag
Cow Cow Davenport piano solo 1929

Blue Room
Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang 1929

Blueberry Rhyme {by James P. Johnson}
piano-drum duet by Paul Asaro & Alex Hall
of the Chicago-based Fat Babies 2013

Sentimental Journey
Savoy trad jazz band featuring
Pee Wee Russell & Ruby Braff 1952

Goin’ Home
Art Tatum piano solo 1949

Sing For Your Supper
{by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart}
Cy Walter piano solo 1956 

El Rado Scuffle
The Fat Babies 2013