Monday, October 27, 2014

Face the Music


The Mooche
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1928

Blues in C Sharp Minor
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1936

Pee Wee Blues
Pee Wee Russell 1958

Four O’Clock Drag
Lester Young with the Kansas City Six 1938

Back to the Land
Lester Young Trio 1946

Crescent City Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
piano solo recorded at the St. Charles Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana October 1936

Look What a Fool I’ve Been
James P Johnson
player piano roll released 1922

Egyptian Fantasy
Sidney Bechet’s
New Orleans Feetwarmers 1941

Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living
Peetie Wheatstraw 1941

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

O Sole Mio
Blind John Davis in Paris 1952

In The Bottle Blues
Clarence Williams Novelty Four 1928

Blues In The Bottle
Holy Modal Rounders 1963

Unlucky Blues
Ivory Chittison & Banjo Joe 1933

Characteristic Blues
Billy Banks & Sidney Bechet
with Noble Sissle’s Swingsters 1937

My Four Reasons
Ivory Chittison & Banjo Joe 1933

Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven 1927

Boyd Raeburn & his Orchestra 1945

Monday, October 20, 2014

Face the Music 10.23.14

Black Gal Make It Thunder
Jimmy Blythe player piano roll

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

Bull Frog Moan
Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang
{billed as Blind Willie Dunn} 1929

Bull Frog Blues
Charles Pierce Orchestra 1928

Kazoo Moan
Washboard Serenaders 1930

Buddy Bolden’s Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 1939

West End Blues
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1928

Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan & Tommy Dorsey
 in a “Jam Session at Victor” 1937

Blues in the Cave
Sidney Bechet in Paris 1951

A Blues Serenade
Original Memphis Five 1926

Firehouse Blues
Mound City Blue Blowers 1929

Minglewood Blues
Cannon’s Jug Stompers 1928

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie
with the Memphis Jug Band 1930

El Ritmo
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet 1947
{featuring legendary New Orleans trumpeter Lee Collins}

Mule Face Blues
Little Brother Montgomery piano solo 1954

Countless Blues
Kansas City Six 1938
{saxophonist Lester Young plays clarinet}

Blues in the Night
Mose Allison 1970
{unusual example of Mose backed by a big band}