Monday, February 20, 2017

Face the Music 22317
Disorder at the Border (1)

Merry Go Round
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1935

Immigration Blues
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra 1926

The Cooks in Trinidad
Wilmoth Houdini with Gerald Clark’s Night Owls 1931

Sedition Law
King Radio 1940

Algerian Cynicism
Kenny Clarke & his Orchestra 1948

Open the Door, Richard
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1947

The Breaks
Albert Ammons & his Rhythm Kings 1944

Scufflin’
Ike Quebec All Stars 1945

Overtime
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1944

Queer Street
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1945

Every Man For Himself
Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1944

Disorder at the Border
live extended jam in Los Angeles 1947
(participants including Howard McGhee,
Trummy Young, Sonny Criss,
Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray,
Barney Kessel & Hampton Hawes)




Monday, February 13, 2017

Face the Music – 2.16.17 – Money Jungle
index of potentials & probabilities

The Shout
Art Tatum

Celestial Express
Edmond Hall’s Celeste Quartet

Atlanta Rag
Cow Cow Davenport

El Ritmo
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet

Weary Blues
Sidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers

Shoot ‘Em in the Pants
Washboard Rhythm Kings

Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm

Skull Duggery

Hot Lips Page & his Band

Minor Drag
New Reformation Jazz Band

Caravan
Ellington, Mingus & Roach

Queer Notions
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

Chant in the Night
Sidney Bechet & his Orchestra

Ko Ko
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra

Scoops Carry’s Merry
Earl Hines & his Orchestra

Moody’s All Frantic
James Moody & his Modernists

Hollerin’ and Screamin’
Fats Navarro & Eddie Lockjaw Davis

Victory Stride - by James P. Johnson
Concordia Orchestra, Marin Alsop

Money Jungle
Ellington, Mingus & Roach


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Face the Music 20917: Strut Your Material

Harlem Strut
James P. Johnson 1921

Strut Your Material
Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds 1922

The Darktown Strutter’s Ball
Wilbur C. Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band 1918

Original Charleston Strut
Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923

Static Strut
Erskine Tate’s Vendome Orchestra 1926

Midnight Strutters
Jimmie O’Bryant’s Famous Original Washboard Band 1925

Golden Leaf Strut
Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings 1925

Oriental Strut
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1926

Alabama Strut
Cow Cow Davenport 1928

Stock Yards Strut
Freddie Keppard’s Jazz Cardinals 1926

Mojo Strut
Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators 1926

Pig Ankle Strut
Cannon’s Jug Stompers 1928

Chicken Supper Strut
Triangle Harmony Boys 1927

Sugar Foot Strut
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1928

Hip Shakin’ Strut
Jane Lucas & the Hokum Boys 1930

Avenue Strut
Herve Duerson 1929

Strut Miss Lizzie
Eddie Condon & his Band 1939


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Face the Music 2.02.17
Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya

Shout ‘Em Aunt Tillie
(Duke Ellington)
played by Marcus Roberts

Viola Lee Blues
(by Noah Lewis)
revisited by Ry Cooder

West End Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five

Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya
Ma Rainey & her Tub Jug Washboard Band

Bring It With You When You Come
Cannon’s Jug Stompers

Black, Brown & White Blues
Big Bill Broonzy

By Myself
Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam

Plucked Again
Duke Ellington & Jimmy Blanton

Mean To Me
Lester Young Trio

Travelin’ Blues
Slim Gaillard

Ghost of a Chance
Slim Gaillard

Baby Get Lost
Billie Holiday

Wig Blues
Lou Donaldson

Blow Top Blues
Dinah Washington

I’m Gonna Dig Myself a Hole
Arthur Big Boy Crudup



Monday, January 23, 2017


Face the Music 1.26.17
Be Your Natural Self

Hard Time Blues
Harlem Harmony Kings 1921

Worried and Lonesome Blues
James P. Johnson piano solo 1923

Mr. Crump Don’t Like It
{Ain’t Gonna Have It Here}
Beale Street Sheiks 1927

Ma and Pa Poorhouse Blues
Ma Rainey & Papa Charlie Jackson 1928

Poor Man's Blues
Bessie Smith 1928

Non-Skid Tread
Bertha Chippie Hill with
Scrapper Blackwell & Leroy Carr 1929

Easy Come Easy Go Blues
Jimmy Bertrand’s Washboard Wizards 1927

Endurance Stomp
State Street Ramblers 1928

Hard Luck
Floyd Mills & his Marylanders 1929

Whitewash Man {by Jean Schwartz 1908}
Ralph Sutton piano solo 1949

Thou Swell
Tut Soper & Baby Dodds 1944

Be Your Natural Self
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1940

Big Cat Little Cat
Dan Burley & his Skiffle Boys 1946

Dive Bomber
Pete Johnson piano solo 1944

Blue’n’Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945

Chabootie
Gene Ammons 1950

Bikini 
Dexter Gordon 1947


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Face the Music 1.19.17 
Inauguration of the Socipathic Gibbering Twit

Stumbling
Zez Confrey

Was It a Lie?
Gene Rodgers piano solo 1936

Down and Out Blues
Lemuel Fowler player piano roll 1928

You’re Next
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1926

That’s No Bargain
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies 1926

Satanic Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1919

Hellish Rag
Ma Rainey 1927

What Can You Mach? S’is America
Aaron Lebedoff & Alexander Olshanetski’s Orchestra 1929

Immigration Blues
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1926

Mortgage Blues
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1933

Democrat Man
John Lee Hooker 1960

Bourgeois Blues
Leadbelly 1938

Poor But Ambitious - calypso
Wilmoth Houdini 1940

Money is King - calypso
The Tiger 1935

Money, Money, Money
Slim Gaillard 1947

Scufflin’
Ike Quebec All Stars 1945