Tuesday, March 26, 2013

face the music 3.28.13
made of songs by irving berlin

Everybody Step {1921}
Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1921

Alexander’s Ragtime Band {1911}
Bessie Smith & her Band 1927

Waiting at the End of the Road {1929}
Thomas Waller 1929

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy {1930}
Waring’s Pennsylvanians 1929
vocal by Fred Waring
& the Three Girlfriends

Mandy {1919}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1934

Slumming On Park Avenue {1937}
Jimmie Lunceford’s Orchestra 1937

I’ll See You in C-U-B-A {1920}
Dick Hyman 1987

Cheek to Cheek {1935}
Guy Van Duser 1976

A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody {1919}
Eddie Heywood Trio 1951

Always {1925}
Dizzy Gillespie 1953

Let’s Face the Music and Dance {1936}
Chris Connor 1986

How Deep Is The Ocean? {1932}
Coleman Hawkins 1943

Blue Skies {1927}
John Kirby Sextet 1939

Blue Skies (Trumpets No End)
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1943
arrangement by Mary Lou Williams

Russian Lullaby {1927}
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1944

You Keep Coming Back Like a Song {1946}
Easy Street Jazz Band 2001

Monday, March 18, 2013

Face the Music 3.21.13

Bohunkus Blues
Blythe’s Washboard Band 1926

Pump Tillie
Blythe’s Sinful Five 1926

Terrible Blues
Red Onion Jazz Babies 1924

Medley: Benny Frenchy’s Tune/
A Stomp/All That I Ask Is Love
Jelly Roll Morton 1938

It’s Right Here For You
Eddie Condon & his Band 1939

Slow Drag
Cow Cow Davenport 1929

How Come You Do Me Like You Do
Rosa Henderson accompanied by
Fletcher Henderson {no relation} 1924

Ain’t Gonna Run You Down
Jimmy Blythe player piano roll, c.1931

Birmingham Blues
Johnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1921

The Bumps
Jeanette’s Synco Jazzers 1927

Mortgage Blues {part one}
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon & his Hot Shots 1933

Yes! I’m in the Barrel
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1925

Lazy Daddy
Bix Beiderbecke with the Wolverines 1924

Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra 1934

Yellow Dog Blues
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1928

King Kong Stomp
Joseph Robichaux
& his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

Wang Wang Blues
Benny Goodman Sextet 1942

Steamin’ and Beamin’
Edmond Hall Swingtet
featuring Harry Carney 1944

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Face the Music 31413

Red Hot!
The Mound City Blue Blowers
recorded almost exactly 89 years ago
on March 13 1924

Ya Gotta Know How to Love
The Goofus Five 1926

Dismal Dan
Jack Purvis & his Orchestra 1930

Put and Take
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four 1930
bass sax & hot fountain pen solos by Adrian Rollini

New Goofy Dust Rag
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929

Medley: Eggs in One Basket/
I’d Rather Lead a Band/
Let Yourself Go
mouth organ virtuoso Larry Adler 1936

Keep Smilin’ At Trouble
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

One O’Clock Jump
Sidney Bechet’s
New Orleans Feetwarmers 1940

Bad Tale Boogie
Jay McShann’s Jazzmen 1945

Riffin’ Without Helen
instrumental by
Helen Humes’ backup band
including saxophonists
Willie Smith, Maxwell Davis
& Lester Young 1945

Kenny Clarke
& his 52nd Street Boys 1946

Illinois Goes To Chicago
Illinois Jacquet & band
including Emmett Berry
& Shadow Wilson 1946

Ike Quebec Swing Seven 1945

Groovin’ High
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
with Charlie Parker 1945

Wardell Gray Quartet 1948

Castle Rock
Al Sears with Johnny Hodges’ Orchestra 1951

Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra
in Hollywood 1945

Jazz Me Blues
Art Pepper
with Red Garland,
Paul Chambers &
Philly Joe Jones 1957

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Face the Music
WCBN 88.3 FM
Thursdays 7-8 PM
potentials & probabilities
for 3.07.13

Medley: Love Me Forever/South American Joe
mouth organ virtuoso Larry Adler
with Fred Hartley’s Orchestra 1935

I Wonder What’s Become of Joe
bass saxophonist Adrian Rollini
& trombonist Abe Lincoln
with the Goofus Five 1926

One Hour
tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins
with the Mound City Blue Blowers 1929

By the Waters of Minnetonka
Zez Confrey player piano roll 1927

Hey Young Fella
bass sax & vibraphonist Adrian Rollini
with Venuti & Lang’s Blue Five 1933

Out of Nowhere
Coleman Hawkins & his All-Star Jam Band 1937
{special request from Bob Brill}

The House of David Blues
Coleman Hawkins
with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1931

tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
with Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1941

I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Baritone saxophonist Harry Carney
with Edmond Hall’s Swingtet 1944

I Only Have Eyes For You
Coleman Hawkins Quintet with Roy Eldridge 1944

Sometimes I’m Happy
tenor saxophonist Lester Young’s Quartet 1943

S.P. Blues
tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons with
Albert Ammons’ Rhythm Kings 1947

Turn Right
alto saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra 1940

1-2-3-4 Jump
tenor saxophonist Flip Philips’ Nonet 1944

Commercial Eyes
tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson
with Dodo Marmarosa 1947

Congo Blues
Red Norvo’s Selected Sextet including Dizzy Gillespie,
Charlie Parker & Flip Philips 1945

Flying Home parts 1&2
Illinois Jacquet’s All Stars 1945