Saturday, January 18, 2020



Face the Music 1.23.20
Tuba Wrestlers of the 1920s - Second Wrangle

East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Mack Shaw with Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926

Devil’s Serenade
Herman Hoy with Sonny Clay & his Orchestra 1928

Copenhagen
Min Leibrook with Bix Beiderbecke & the Wolverine Orchestra 1924

Prince of Wails
Louis Chassagne with The Cotton Pickers 1924

Nervous Tension
Milt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930

Georgia Swing
Bill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928

Load of Cole
Billy Taylor & Cozy Cole with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1930

Red Hot Pepper
William Bass Moore with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928

In a Corner
Mack Walker with Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys 1929

Bass Blues
Unidentified tuba wrestler with Ezra Buzzington’s Rustic Revelers 1928

Paradise Wobble
Cyrus St.Clair with Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra 1927

Pigs Feet and Slaw
Cyrus St. Clair with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

Cho-King
Bert Holliday with Sonny Clay & the Dixie Serenaders 1931

Alligator Crawl
Bill Newton with Doc Cook & his Fourteen Doctors of Syncopation 1927

Fourth Avenue Stomp
Ivory Johnson with Frank Bunch & his Fuzzy Wuzzies 1927

Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man
Rudolph ‘Sudie’ Reynaud with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra 1926






Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Face the Music 1.16.20 - Tuba Wrestlers of the 1920s {1}

Burnin’ the Iceberg
Courthouse Bump
Harry Prather with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1929

I’m Looking for a Little Bluebird
Billy Taylor with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1930

Kansas City Stomps
Bill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928

Jackass Blues
Bill Benford with Thomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies 1926

Squeeze Me
Milt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930

Alligator Crawl
Pete Briggs with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven 1927

Deep Henderson
Bud Scott with King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators 1926

Chickasaw Stomp
Moses Allen with the Chickasaw Syncopators 1927

Hot Mustard
June Cole with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Shoe Shiner’s Drag
Bill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928

Rock Bottom
Milt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930

Slow Motion
Vernon Page with Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1928

Shake It and Break It
Lawson Buford with King Oliver & his Orchestra 1930

Boston Skuffle
Lawson Buford with Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Charleston is the Best Dance After All
Cyrus St. Clair with Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten 1928

Dog Bottom
Elmer James with Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1929

The Ramble
James Jackson with Paul Howard’s  Quality Serenaders 1929


Saturday, January 4, 2020


Face the Music 1.09.20 Lunar Tunes

At Sundown
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

Alabama Song
Lotte Lenja 1930

Cuban Moon
The Versatile Three 1920

Tubas in the Moonlight
Bonzo Dog Band 1969

Silvery Moon
Buddy Burton 1928

It’s Like Reaching for the Moon
Billie Holiday 1936

Oh, You Crazy Moon
Bea Wain 1939

No Moon At All
Barbara Sutton Curtis 1987

Moonlight on the Ganges
Art Tatum 1955

Moon Rose
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

The Moon Is Low {2}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

It’s Only a Paper Moon
Art Tatum 1943

East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Wardell Gray 1946

Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Claude Thornhill & his Orchestra 1946

Blue Moon
Dizzy Gillespie 1952

How High the Moon
Lester Young Quintet 1950





Saturday, December 28, 2019


Face the Music 1.02.20: Roamin’ Around

King Porter Stomp
Teddy Bunn 1940

Parlor Social
Don Ewell 1947

Buddy’s Habits
Bucktown Five 1924

Roamin’ Around
The Stompin’ Six 1925

Ostrich Walk
Bix & Tram 1927

Mo’lasses
Tom Roberts plays Luckey Roberts 1999

Honeysuckle Rose
George Lewis Ragtime Jazz Band 1953

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Dick Hyman live at Chung's Chinese Restaurant, Cleveland -1985

All Too Soon
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
featuring Ben Webster 1940

If I Had You
Alix Combelle Hot Four 1938

Don’t Blame Me
Coleman Hawkins All-American Four 1944

Sometimes I’m Happy
Lester Young Quartet 1943

Tea for Two
Art Tatum 1952

You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Vic Dickenson Septet 1954


Friday, December 20, 2019


Face the Music 12.26.19: ninety minute program

Want a Danish
Van Morrison 1967

Satanic Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1919

Slide Kelly Slide {1889}
Wilbur Sweatman’s Jazz Band 1919

Look At ‘Em Doing It
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1919

Get The ‘L’ On Down The Road
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1929

The Dirty Dozen
Speckled Red 1929

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Clarence Pinetop Smith 1929

Let’s Get Loose
Clara Smith 1929

Plain Dirt
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers 1929

Bluin’ the Blues
Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939

Tiger Rag
Sam Wooding’s Chocolate Dandies - Barcelona 1929

Hold Tight
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

The Little Brown Jug {1869}
John Kirby Sextet 1939

O Dem Golden Slippers {1889}
Fats Waller 1939

Satan
Moore’s Spiritual Singers 1939

You’ll Need Somebody On Your Bond
Blind Willie Johnson 1929

Shake It and Break It {But Don’t Let It Fall Mama}
Charley Patton 1929

Shout Sister Shout
Arthur Crudup 1949

609 Boogie
John Lee Hooker 1949

Jim Jackson’s Jamboree
Jim Jackson & friends 1929

Cafe Society Rag
Joe Turner with Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis & Pete Johnson 1939

Piccadilly {from the London Suite}
Fats Waller 1939

Stuff
Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders
featuring Lionel Hampton 1929

Tain’t What You Do
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Changes in Boogie Woogie
Albert Ammons 1939

Portia’s Boogie
Joe Morris featuring Elmo Hope & Johnny Griffin 1949

Jump Did-Le-Ba
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra with Joe BeBop Carroll & Yusef Lateef 1949

Sunday, December 15, 2019


Face The Music 12.19.19
Nine-ology: 1919-29-39-49

Tea For Two
Fats Waller 1939

Evening Chimes Waltz
Herve Duerson 1929

After You’ve Gone
The Versatile Four 1919

Everybody Does It in Hawaii
King Oliver’s Orchestra with Roy Smeck 1929

Guitar Chimes
Blind Blake 1929

Blues For Tommy
Sidney Bechet & the Port of Harlem Seven 1939

Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday 1939

St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller 1939

Twos and Fews
Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 1939

Heifer Dust
Will Ezell 1929

Mint Julep
Jelly Roll Morton 1929

Rumba Negro
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929

Rose Rumba
Willie the Lion Smith-Sidney Bechet Orchestra 1939

Market Street Stomp
The Missourians 1929

Won’t You Get Up Off It Please
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

The Moon Is Low
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
{broadcast transcription} 1939

Lady Bird
Ted Heath & his Music 1949


Saturday, December 7, 2019

FTM 12.12.19 - Ridin’ But Walkin’

Solace
Scott Joplin 1909/William Albright 1989

Summertime
Sidney Bechet & the Port of Harlem Seven 1939

Let Your Light Shine On Me
Blind Willie Johnson 1929

Goin’ Home
Art Tatum 1949

She’s Funny That Way
Bud Freeman & Jess Stacy 1939

Ridin’ But Walkin’
Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929

Weird and Blue
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Winin’ Boy Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 1939

Fine and Mellow
Billie Holiday & her Orchestra 1939

Cherry Red
Big Joe Turner with Pete Johnson’s Boogie Woogie Boys 1939

Oh! Red
“Count Basie at the piano” 1939

Bass Goin’ Crazy
Albert Ammons 1939

Barrelhouse Breakdown
Pete Johnson’s Blues Trio 1939

Nagasaki
Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 1939

Nagasaki
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939