Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Face the Music 8.02.12

There was a beautiful gentle rain last night in our part of the world, and the air today is blessedly cool & peaceful. In order to celebrate the traditional Lammas holy day, this week's Face the Music broadcast/stream is dedicated to the earth where we live. The songs listed here may or may not actually be included, and the sequential arrangement should be understood to be approximate. Break bread together and be kind to the animals.  

Rainbow Dreams                                  Eddie Lang 1928

Deep Creek                                          Jelly Roll Morton & his Orchestra 1929

Damp Weather                                     Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929

Canebreak Blues                                   Birmingham Jug Band 1927

Rainy Nights                                         Duke Ellington & the Washingtonians 1924

Sloppy Water Blues                               Fats Waller {pipe organ solo 1927}

Lake Michigan Blues                             Yank Rachell 1938

The Swampland is Calling Me                Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1937

Back to the Land {2nd version}              Lester Young Trio {Nat King Cole, piano} 1946

On the Sunny Side of the Street              Billie Holiday 1944

How Deep is the Ocean?                       Coleman Hawkins 1943

Some Rainy Day                                   Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Take Me to the River                            Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Ol’ Man River                                       Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang 1928

Outrunning the Wind                              Shakin’ Jake Woods

Pine Creek                                            Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson 1943

Barrelhouse When It Rains                    Big Bill Broonzy 1937

Stormy Weather                                    Joseph Robichaux & his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

The Good Earth                                   Woody Herman & his Orchestra 1945

Wild Mab of the Fish Pond                     Charlie Barnet & his Orchestra 1958


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