Friday, April 29, 2016

Face the Music 5.05.16

Harlem Choc'late Babies on Parade
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1926

Black Bottom Dance
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1927

Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller piano solo 1922

Harlem Strut
James P. Johnson piano solo 1921

Birmingham Blues
Fats Waller piano solo 1922

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

Nothin'
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1958

Relaxin'
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1958

Loveless Love
Fats Waller pipe organ solo 1927

Willow Tree
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Thou Swell
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Soothin' Syrup Stomp
Fats Waller pipe organ solo 1927

The Chant
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1926

Geechee
Fats Waller with Morris's Hot Babies 1927

Please Take Me Out of Jail
Fats Waller with Morris's Hot Babies 1927

You've Got to be Modernistic
Jimmie Johnson & his Orcheatra 1929



Monday, April 25, 2016

Face the Music 4.28.16: Get It Fixed

Pork and Beans
(written by Luckey Roberts)
Donald Lambert piano solo 1961

Sounds of Africa
Eubie Blake piano solo 1921

Snakes Hips
Fats Waller player piano roll 1923

Keep Your Temper
Willie the Lion Smith with the
Gulf Coast Seven 1925

Squeeze Me
Buster Bailey 1925

Get It Fixed
Kansas City Five 1925

18th Street Strut
Fats Waller player piano roll 1926

In Harlem's Araby
Sidney Bechet with the 
Get Happy Band 1925

Alabamy Bound
Sam Wooding & his Orchestra
in Berlin 1925

Alabama Stomp
Red & Miff's Stompers 1926

Cushion Foot Stomp
Clarence Williams Washboard Band 1927

Crazy Blues
Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds 1920

Crazy Blues
Alabama Jug Band 1934

East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1927

St. Louis Blues
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1930

Dog Bottom
Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1929

Doin' the New Low Down
Bill Bojangles Robinson
with Don Redman's Orchestra 1932







Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Face the Music 4.21.16

Complainin'
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1958

Concentrating
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Waiting at the End of the Road (No.1)
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Euphonic Sounds
James P. Johnson piano solo 1944

St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller pipe organ solo 1926

Hesitation Blues
James P Johnson & his New York Orchestra 1944

Going to Chicago Blues
Basie's Bad Boys with Jimmy Rushing 1939

Limehouse Blues
Dule Ellington & his Orchestra 1931

Blitzkrieg Baby
Una Mae Carlisle & her Orchestra
with Lester Young 1941

Upright Organ Blues
Glenn Hardman & his Hammond Five
with Lester Young 1939

Summit Ridge Drive
Artie Shaw & his Gramercy Five
featuring Johnny Guarnieri, harpsichord 1940

The Shout
Art Tatum piano solo 1934

Night Life
Mary Lou Williams piano solo 1930

Hopkins' Scream
Claude Hopkins piano solo 1972

I Never Knew (No.2)
Lester Young Quartet with Slam Stewart,
Johnny Guarnieri & Sid Catlett 1943

From Bechet, Byas and Fats
Roland Kirk with Jaki Byard, Richard Davis
& Elvin Jones 1965



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Face the Music 4.14.16
Ain't Gonna Run You Down

Rainy Day Blues
Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band 1919

Good Fellow Blues
Eubie Blake player piano roll 1921

Wild Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 1927

Ain't Gonna Run You Down
Jimmy Blythe pianola roll 

Frankie and Johnny
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

You're Ticklin' Me
Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers
featuring Sippie Wallace at the piano 1929

Black and Blue
River Raisin Ragtime Revue
featuring pneumatic anchor
and tuba wrestler William Pemberton 2011

Black, Brown and White
Big Bill Broonzy 1956

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

Tell 'Em About Me
Jimmy Yancey piano solo 1939

County Jail Blues
Big Maceo with Ransome Knowling
& Tampa Red 1941

Basie's Basement
Count Basie & his Instrumentalists 1947

Blues for the Red Boy
Todd Rhodes & his Orchestra 1947

Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Cecil Taylor with Clark Terry, Roswell Rudd,
Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Charles Davis, 
Buell Neidlinger and Billy Higgins 1961


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Face the Music 4.07.16

Buffoon
Harry Breuer Quintet 1958

King of the Zulus Blues
Richard M. Jones player piano roll
released April 1927

Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie
Marcus Roberts 1990

Hell's Bells
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1937

Phantom Fantasie
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1934

Cupid's Nightmare
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1940

Blue Rhythm Fantasy
Teddy Hill & his NBC Orchestra
with Dizzy Gillespie 1937

Porto Rico
Bunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet 1945

Oiseaux des Iles
Django Reinhardt 1940

Mingus Fingers
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1947

Tonk
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn 1946

Klactoveedsedstene
Charlie Parker Quintet
with Miles Davis 1947

Brainville
Sun Ra and the Arkestra 1957

Pedal Point Blues
Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop 1959



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Face the Music 3.31.16
Call of the Freaks


In a Mist
Bix Beiderbecke 1927

Dance of the Octopus
Red Norvo, marimba with
Benny Goodman, bass clarinet 1933

Dry Bones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Call of the Freaks
Luis Russell & his Orchestra 1929

Chant of the Weed
Don Redman & his Orchestra 1932

Blues in C Sharp Minor
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1936

Fleurette Africaine
Duke Ellington with
Charles Mingus & Max Roach 1962

Pagin’ the Devil
Lester Young
with the Kansas City Six 1938

Maceo’s 32-20
Big Maceo Merriweather 1945

Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
Bessie Smith 1927

Frankie and Johnny
Duke Ellington Trio 1945

Queer Notions
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra
featuring Coleman Hawkins 1934

When I Get Low, I Get High
Ella Fitzgerald
with Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1936

Chant in the Night
Sidney Bechet & his Orchestra 1938

Ko-Ko
Duke Ellington
& his Famous Orchestra 1940

Silverlization
Roland Kirk 1967

The Beautiful American
Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong 1961