Sunday, June 26, 2016

Face the Music 6.30.16 - Black Root II

Beat to the Socks
Eddie Condon's Windy City Seven 1938

Riverside Blues
King Oliver's Jazz Band 1923

Willie the Weeper
Doc Cook & his 14 Doctors of Syncopation 1927

Wasted Life Blues
Bessie Smith & James P. Johnson 1929

Blue Harmony
Clifford Hayes' Louisville Stompers 1928

Have Mercy!
Jimmy Blythe's Owls 1927

Steel String Blues
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

Joy-Mentin'
James P. Johnson Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

That's No Way To Get Along
Robert Wilkins 1929

Pay Day
Mississippi John Hurt 1966

Black Root
Rahsaan Roland Kirk 1971

O Sole Mio
Blind John Davis - Paris, 1952

The Dream
James P. Johnson 1945

Honeysuckle Rose
(a la Bach-Beethoven-Brahms-Waller)
Fats Waller 1941

Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra 1941

"C" Blues
Barney Bigard & his Orchestra 1941




Monday, June 20, 2016

Face the Music 6.23.16: Black Root

Nobody Knows You
When You’re Down And Out
Dick Hyman piano solo recorded live
at Chung’s Chinese Restaurant 1985

Winin’ Boy Blues
Leon Redbone 1977

Tin Roof Blues
Jelly Roll Morton player piano roll 1924

Drag ‘Em
Mary Lou Williams piano solo 1930

Crescent City Blues
Little Brother Montgomery piano solo 1936

St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

Egyptian Fantasy
Sidney Bechet
& his New Orleans Feetwarmers 1941

Edmond Hall Blues
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet
With Charlie Christian
Israel Crosby & Meade Lux Lewis 1941

Pagin’ the Devil {take two}
Lester Young & the Kansas City Six
featuring bassist Walter Page 1938

Back to the Land {take one}
Lester Young Trio with
Nat King Cole & Buddy Rich 1946

Parker’s Mood {alternate take}
Charlie Parker All-Stars 1948

Black and Tan Fantasy
Thelonious Monk with
Oscar Pettiford & Kenny Clarke 1955

The Inflated Tear
Roland Kirk 1967

Day Dream
Rahsaan Roland Kirk 1971

Un Poco Loco
Bud Powell with Curly Russell
& Max Roach 1951





Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Face the Music 61616

Why?
Leon Redbone 1981

Soho
Fats Waller 1939

Salute to Fats
Lester Young 1944

Blues in C Sharp Minor
Teddy Wilson 1936

Prelude in C Sharp Minor
Eddie Lang 1927

Creole Lullabye
James P Johnson
Omer Simeon
& Pops Foster 1945

My Walking Stick
Leon Redbone 1975

Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Art Tatum 1949

Requiem
Lennie  Tristano 1949

Functional
Thelonious Monk 1957

Alabama
John Coltrane 1963

Creole Love Call
Roland Kirk 1967




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Face the Music 6.09.16

Hold Tight (initial & master takes)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Viper's Drag
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

San Anton' (instrumental take)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm with
Una Mae Carlisle 1939

Why Do Hawaiians Sing Aloha?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
featuring steel guitarist Ceele Burke
Hollywood 1937

Bach Up To Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
featuring bassist Charles Turner 1936

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

Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm
London 1938

Nagasaki
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm
London 1938

I Ain't Got Nobody
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
auditioning vocalist Peggy Dade 1937

Fractious Fingering
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Beat It Out
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Face the Music 6.02.16

Turn On The Heat
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

African Ripples
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

Clothes Line Ballet
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

Spring Cleaning
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

My Very Good Friend The Milkman
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

You've Got Me Under Your Thumb
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

I'm Growing Fonder Of You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

I'm A Hundred Per Cent For You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

The Girl I Left Behind Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

How Can I?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Blues
Jam Session at Victor featuring
Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan
& Tommy Dorsey 1937

What Will I Do In The Morning?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Star Dust
Fats Waller piano solo 1937

Blue, Turning Grey Over You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Boo-Hoo
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller piano solo 1937




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Face the Music 5.26.16

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1946

Mule Walk
James P. Johnson piano solo 1943

Blue Black Bottom
Fats Waller piano solo 1927

Fingerbuster
Willie the Lion Smith 1939

Alligator Crawl
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

I’m More Than Satisfied
Original Memphis Five 1928

Come On and Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers 1927

Serenade for a Wealthy Widow
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

Dream Man
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

Rosetta
James P. Johnson with
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939

Get Acquainted With Yourself
Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1937

I Wish I Were Twins
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

Walkin’ the Dog
James P. Johnson
& his Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

Keep Off the Grass
James P. Johnson piano solo 1921

Bandana Days
The Carnival Three 1945
{James P. Johnson,
Pops Foster & Omer Simeon}

Honeysuckle Rose
{classy extended instrumental version}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1958