Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Face the Music 1.31.13

This broadcast was conceived as a celebration of Jewish music.
Part of the methodology involved assembling recordings
that would have bothered Joe Goebbels: George Gershwin, 
Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman,
Artie Shaw, even a team of harmonizing Chassids!
Also a nice opportunity to air lots of Ziggy Elman.

Rhapsody in Blue
Played by mouth organ virtuoso Larry Adler

Palesteena
Original Dixieland Jazz Band

Nashville Nightingale
Waring’s Pennsylvanians
{when they were still a hot jazz band}

Sweet and Low Down
Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra

What Am I Gonna Do?
Irving Berlin, piano and vocal

Zaynin mir Chasidimlach
{We Are Hasidim}
Jewish Art Quartet

Bridegroom Special
Yiddish Swing Orchestra

Clarinitis
Benny Goodman
{among the first recordings released under his name}

Bublitchki
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Freilach in Swing
{And the Angels Sing}
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Cheek to Cheek
Played by mouth organ virtuoso Larry Adler

What Used to Was Used to Was (Now It Ain't)
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Sugar
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

You Took Advantage of Me
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

29th and Dearborn
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Let’s Fall In Love
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

I’ll Never Be the Same
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Carolina in the Morning
Ziggy Elman & his Orchestra

Begin the Beguine
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra



Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Face the Music 1.24.13

Wang Wang Blues
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

Lonesome Journey Blues
Thomas Morris’ Past Jazz Masters 1923

Crying for the Carolines
James P. Johnson piano solo 1930

Frankie and Johnny
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon
But You Done Broke Down
Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong 1925

Some Rainy Day
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Baby Get Lost
Billie Holiday 1949

Frankie and Johnnie
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1941

Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair
Dinah Washington 1957

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

Just Blues
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1931

Uptown Blues
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1939

Mighty Like the Blues
Benny Carter & his Orchestra 1937

Blues Evermore
Coleman Hawkins Trio 1938

S.M. Blues
Lester Young Sextet 1946

Good Bait
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945

Blue Lou
Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1934

Loose Wig
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1944



Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Face the Music
potentials & probabilities
for broadcast of 1.17.13

Savoy Blues
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band 1954

West End Blues
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

Yellow Dog Blues
Bessie Smith with Henderson’s Hot Six 1925

What Is This Thing Called Love?
James P. Johnson piano solo 1930

Singin’ the Blues
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1931

Undecided
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Billie Holiday with Frankie Newton’s Orchestra 1939

I Don’t Believe It
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

That’s The Blues Old Man
Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra 1940

Body and Soul
Lester Young Trio 1942

Body and Soul
James Moody and his band
with trumpeter Johnny Coles 1956

Miss Thing {parts 1 & 2}
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1939

Out With the Wrong Woman
Washboard Sam & his Washboard Band 1936

Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945

Frenesi
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1941


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Face the Music Thursday 7-8 PM
via WCBN 88.3 FM www.wcbn.org
what I'm hoping to air on 1.10.13


By the Waters of Minnetonka
Zez Confrey
player piano roll 1927

Shreveport Stomps
Jelly Roll Morton
piano solo 1924

Shreveport Farewell
Little Brother Montgomery
piano solo 1936

Honky Tonk Music No.2
Jelly Roll Morton
piano solo 1938

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
Albert Nicholas with Art Hodes 1959

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1927

Jazz Battle
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

El Ritmo
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet 1947

Blue Skies
Ben Webster Quartet 1944

I Never Knew
Lester Young Quartet 1943

Swingin’ the Blues
Django Reinhardt 1940

K K Boogie
Henry Red Allen & his Orchestra
featuring Kenny Kersey 1941

Roll ‘Em
Cootie Williams & his Orchestra
With pianist Bud Powell 1944

Blooey
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1944

Boogie in the Basement
Luis Russell & his Orchestra 1945

Bass Goin’ Crazy
Albert Ammons 1939

Study for Player Piano No. 45b
Conlon Nancarrow {by request!}

Thursday, January 3, 2013


potentials & probabilities
{edited afterwards to reflect actualities}

Face the Music             WCBN FM                   January 3rd 2013

Shimmy-Jazz
composed by Erwin Schulhoff in 1922
published in 1925
played by pianist Sherri Jones

Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
by W.A. Mozart
played on the xylophone by Yoichi Hiraoka, 1940

Sunday
written by Jule Styne
sung by the Keller Sisters & Lynch
with Bix Beiderbecke & Jean Goldkette’s Orchestra 1926

Apple Sauce
Original Capitol Orchestra
recorded in Britain, 1923

Crazy Blues
Eubie Blake
player piano roll

Stack O’Lee Blues
The Washingtonians 1928

Parkway Stomp
Punch Miller with
Al Wynn & his Gutbucket Five 1928

Bolden Style
Bunk Johnson talking & whistling, 1942

Six String Banjo Piece
Sylvester Weaver 1927

I’m Sorry, I Ain’t Got It
Bert Williams 1919

Low Down Blues
Whistler & his Jug Band 1927

Cow Cow Blues
Charlie Segar “Keyboard Wizard Supreme” 1935

19 Ways of Playing a Chorus
Meade Lux Lewis harpsichord solo 1941

Chant in the Night
Sidney Bechet & his Orchestra 1938

Easy Rider
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

Forget It
Gene Sedric & his Honey Bears 1946

Skater's Waltz
Roland Kirk with Jack McDuff 1961

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Face the Music 12.27.12
Eighth & Last Parcel of Twos
{this is more or less what got aired}

T’ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do {1922}

Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Sepian Bounce

Jay McShann & his Orchestra 1942

I Tin Whistle At You

Hot Lips Page 1952

Tortilla B Flat
Eddie Condon & his Band 1942

Struttin’ at the Strutters’ Ball
Sam Williams piano roll 1922

Struttin’ at the Strutters’ Ball
Original Memphis Five 1922

You Gotta See Mama Every Night
Gene Fosdick’s Hoosiers 1922

Doin’ the New Low Down
Cab Calloway & the Mills Brothers
with Don Redman’s Orchestra 1932

Blues
Hot Lips Page & Fats Waller
live at Carnegie Hall 1942

Jitterbug Waltz
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1942

My Melancholy Baby {1912}
Charlie Parker with Diz & Monk

Limehouse Blues {1922}
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms {1922}
Bud Freeman Trio

Do It Again
Harry Raderman’s Jazz Orchestra 1922

Creole Belles
Sousa’s Band directed by Arthur Pryor 1912

Peaceful Henry
Vess L. Ossman banjo solo 1902

Trombone Sneeze
Sousa’s Band directed by Arthur Pryor 1902

Pepper Steak
Washboard Rhythm Kings 1932