Monday, April 17, 2017

Face the Music 4.20.17 - Ingenuity

Euphonic Sounds
James P. Johnson
(composed by Scott Joplin)

Valentine Stomp
Fats Waller

Whiteman Stomp
Fats Waller with
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra
(composed and arranged by Fats Waller)

Tidal Wave
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

Luis Russell & his Orchestra

It’s Glory
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

There’s No Two Ways About It
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra
vocal by Slim Gaillard

Farewell Blues
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra

I Only Have Eyes For You
Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal

Main Stem
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra

The Shout
Art Tatum

Boff Boff (Mop Mop)
Coleman Hawkins with
Leonard Feather’s Esquire All Stars

Tickle Toe
Count Basie & his Orchestra
(composed by Lester Young)

It’s Only a Paper Moon
Lester Young

Charlie Parker

Victory Ball
Metronome All Stars with
Charlie Parker & Lennie Tristano

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Face the Music - 4.13.17 - Let’s Get Loose
potentials & probabilities

Long Time Ago
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet 1947

Big City Blues
Edmond Hall Swingtet
with Harry Carney &  Benny Morton 1944

Blow, Wind, Blow
Wilmoth Houdini
with Lionel Belasco’s Orchestra 1930

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie & the Memphis Jug Band
recorded in Memphis, 1930

Let’s Get Loose
Clara Smith 1929

Save Me Some
Palooka Washboard Band 1937

Echoes of Harlem
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1936

Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1940

West End Blues
Cootie Williams & Bud Powell
introduced by actor Canada Lee 1944

When My Baby Left Me
Royal Garden Blues
Roll ‘Em
Bud Powell with Cootie Williams & his Orchestra 1944
Smack Me
Air Mail Special
One O’Clock Jump
Cootie Williams Sextet
with Bud Powell, Cleanhead Vinson & Lockjaw Davis 1944

Tin Tin Deo
James Moody’s Modernists with Chano Pozo 1948

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Face the Music 4.06.17
“Til Times Get Better”

Diddie Wah Diddie
Blind Blake

Truckin’ My Blues Away
Blind Boy Fuller

Yes! I’m in the Barrel
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five

Alley Rat
Jimmy Blythe

Michigan Water Blues
Clarence Williams

Bull Fiddle Rag
Midnight Rounders

In the Bottle Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five

One Hour
Mound City Blue Blowers with Coleman Hawkins

Root Hog or Die
Harlem Hamfats

Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo
Speckled Red

Til Times Get Better
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces

The Last Time I Saw Chicago
Three Deuces

The Crave
Jelly Roll Morton

Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Art Tatum

St. Louis Blues
Art Tatum

Elvin’s Guitar Blues
Elvin Jones & Richard Davis with Frank Foster

The Ragman and the Junkman
Ran from the Businessman
They Laughed and He Cried
Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Friday, March 24, 2017

Face the Music 3.30.17: Call of the Freaks

Diddie Wah Diddie
Leon Redbone 1977

The Judge, He Pleaded {Viola Lee Blues}
Hammie Nixon 1984

West Indies Blues
Jamaica Jazzers
{kazoo duo accompanied by Fats Waller} 1924

Dry Bone Shuffle
Blind Blake 1927

Call of the Freaks
The Rhythm Kings 1931

Carpet Alley Breakdown
Dixieland Jug Blowers 1926

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

Memphis Shake
Dixieland Jug Blowers 1926

Bugle Call Rag
Cannon's Jug Stompers 1928

Buddy Burton's Jazz
Johnny Dodds with
Blythe's Washboard Band 1926

Jazz It Blues
Alabama Jug Band
vocal by the Ham & Cabbage Trio 1934

Goin' Nuts
Six Jolly Jesters - Duke Ellington group
featuring Teddy Bunn, Bruce Johnson
& members of the Washboard Rhythm Kings 1929

I Got Good Taters
Picaninny Jug Band 1932

Selling the Jelly
Noah Lewis' Jug Band 1930

He's in the Jailhouse Now
Memphis Jug Band 1930

Hen Party Blues
Dixieland Jug Blowers 1926

Polka Dot Stomp
Sidney Bechet with Bob Wilber's Wildcats 1947

Pork & Beans
James P. Johnson 1938

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Face the Music 32317 
Loose Wig! Disorder at the Border

Sam Nowlin 1934

I Had It But It’s All Gone Now
Sidney Bechet with Bob Wilber’s Wildcats 1947

Bull-Doze Blues
Henry Thomas 1928

WPA Blues
Casey Bill Weldon 1936

Coo Coo Stomp
D.C. Nelson’s Paramount Serenaders 1927

Don’t You Loud Mouth Me
Cow Cow Davenport 1938

New Block & Tackle Blues
Rhythm Willie & his Gang 1940

Jimmy Bertrand’s Washboard Wonders 1926

Down and Out Blues
The Stompin’ Six 1925

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939

Menelik, the Lion of Judah
Rex Stewart 1941

Albert Ammons & his Rhythm Kings 1947

Twilight in Turkey
Teddy Hill’s NBC Orchestra 1937

Loose Wig
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1944

Ike Quebec All Stars 1945

Disorder at the Border
Coleman Hawkins 1962

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dead White Guys Sunday 6-9 AM - 3.19.17
Heavy on the Schumann

Violin Sonata Op.121
Robert Schumann
Mark Steinberg, violin
Pedja Muzievic, piano

Five Pieces in Folk-Style
Robert Schumann Op. 102
Benjamin Britten, piano
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello

O My Luve’s like a Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns-Robert Schumann
Thomas Hampson accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons

Cello Concerto
Robert Schumann Op.129
Orchestrated by Dmitri Shostakovich as Op.125
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
Russian State Symphony Orchestra - Valeri Polyansky

Piano Concerto Op.54 - 1st Movement
Robert Schumann - Dame Myra Hess

6 Lieder Op.33
Robert Schumann
sung by Die Singphoniker

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
for voice and closed piano
John Cage
sung by Paul Hillier

Dame Janet Baker - Graham Johnson

Sonata in G minor
Pietro Andrea Ziani
Musica Antiqua Koln - Reinhard Goebel

After Theatre Tango
Zez Confrey
played by Eteri Andjaparidze

Third Movement - Third Symphony
Gustav Mahler
L.A. Philharmonic - Zubin Mehta

Street Children
Georges Bizet “Carmen”
arranged by Morton Gould

River Kwai & Colonel Bogey
Malcom Arnold

Quarter Chicken Dark
Yo Yo Ma-Edgar Meyer-Chris Thile-Stuart Duncan
Goat Rodeo Session