Wednesday, November 7, 2012


  • I'm carrying on with a time-honored tradition that characterized the old-school jazz show I hosted for one quarter of a century at a certain southeast Michigan university-affiliated NPR affiliate.
  • The broadcasting tradition referred to involves recognizing the close of each year with a series of meticulously researched programs featuring music composed, published or recorded in years ending with the same number as the one which will soon expire.
  • The final eight weeks of 2012, for example, will be brought to you by the number "2".
  • Which means you'll have opportunities to experience music associated with the years 1892, 1902, 1912, 1922, '32, '42 and '52. 



First Parcel of Twos for 2012                         

Face the Music WCBN 88.3 FM www.wcbn.org

Potentialities for 11.08.12   {parentheses indicate year of composition or publication}

Prelude in C sharp minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff Op.3 No.2 {1892}
Eddie Lang

Peter and the Wolf – Sergei Prokofiev Op.67
Benny Goodman 1942

The Strenuous Life – Scott Joplin {1902}
William Albright

Don’t Mess With Me
James P Johnson 1922

Strong Talk
Princeton Triangle Jazz Band 1932

Runnin’ Wild
Cotton Pickers 1922

Ory’s Creole Trombone
Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra 1922

Decatur Street Blues
Mamie Smith’s Jazz Hounds 1922

Put and Take
Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1922

You Got to Have That Thing
Memphis Jug Band 1932

Stove Pipe Stomp
Big Bill Broonzy 1932

Come Over and See Me
Big Joe & his Rhythm 1932

Sweetie Dear
Sidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers 1932

Rose of the Rio Grande {1922}
Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazz Band

Reefer Man
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1932

Main Stem
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1942

Jumpin’ Blues
Jay McShann & his Orchestra 1942

Flying Home
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1942



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