Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Face the Music 8.01.13
Lammas Mix

Punta Arenas*
Heinz Huppertz Orchester 1936

In My Garden: Jasmine-White Heather-
Sweet William-Marigold
Billy Mayerl 1939

Lullabye of the Leaves
Art Tatum 1940

Sweet Patootie
Doug Suggs 1956

Chili Pepper
Fred Longshaw 1925

Apple Sauce
Original Capitol Orchestra 1923

Maple Leaf Rag
United States Marine Band 1909

Weather Bird Rag
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 1923

Silver Rose
Johnny Dunn & the Plantation Orchestra 1923

Golden Lily
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929

Chant of the Weed
Don Redman’s Orchestra 1932

Michigan Water Blues
Lena Wilson accompanied
by Fletcher Henderson 1923

Put It Right Here
Bessie Smith 1928

I’m Sittin’ On Top of the World
Robert “Rob” Robinson
accompanied by Meade Lux Lewis 1930

There’s Honey on the Moon Tonight
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1938

Stealin’ Apples
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1936

It’s Only a Paper Moon
Lester Young Septet 1946

Royal Garden Blues
John Kirby Sextet 1939

Opus Five
John Kirby Sextet 1939

*Punta Arenas (English: "Sandy Point") is a commune and the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena. The city was officially renamed Magallanes in 1927, but in 1938 it was changed back to Punta Arenas. It is the largest city south of the 46th parallel south. As of 1977 Punta Arenas has been one of only two free ports in  Chile .
Located on the north shore of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas was originally established in 1848 as a tiny penal colony. During the remainder of the 1800s Punta Arenas grew in size and importance due to the increasing maritime traffic and trade destined to the west coast of both South and North America. This period of growth also coincided with the a gold rush and sheep farming boom in the 1880s and early 1900s. Chile used Punta Arenas to firm up its sovereignty in this southernmost part of South America, which led to the Strait of Magellan being recognized subsequently as Chilean territory in the Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina. The geopolitical importance of Punta Arenas has remained high in the 20th and 21st centuries because of its logistic importance in accessing the Antarctic Peninsula.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Face the Music 7.25.13

Dill Pickles
Ralph Sutton 1949

Butter Scotch
Willy White 1925

Tomato Sauce
Fred Longshaw 1925

So What
Sam Nowlin 1934

Dry Bone Shuffle
Blind Blake 1927

Pink Elephants
Venuti-Lang Blue Five 1933

Herman Waldman’s Orchestra 1929

Mojo Strut
Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators 1926

Shufflin’ Sadie
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1927

Shufflin’ Mose
The Cotton Pickers 1923

Big Fat Ham
Jelly Roll Morton’s Orchestra 1923

Stack O’Lee Blues
The Washingtonians 1928

Rumba Negro
William “Count” Basie with
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929

Rosa Mia
Adalbert Lutter Orchester 1934

Love Me Forever/South American Joe
Larry Adler - mouth organ virtuoso – 1935

In a Little Spanish Town, ‘Twas On a Night Like This
Albert Ammons & his Rhythm Kings 1949

Bechet’s Steady Rider
Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1940

Ike Quebec’s Swing Seven
featuring Buck Clayton - July 1945

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

“The creature vibrated like a radio”
{quote from page 93 of William S. Burroughs’
experimental novel “The Ticket That Exploded”}
Face the Music 7-8 PM on WCBN FM: 7.18.13

No Parking
The Cotton Pickers 1929

We're in the Money
from the soundtrack 
of the Busby Berkeley film
Gold Diggers of 1933
spoken introduction
by George Raft

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Bing Crosby 1932

Bye Bye Empire
parody of “Bye Bye Blackbird”
Charlie & his Orchestra 1941
big band working for the Nazi propaganda ministry

The Blue Danube
Pat Flowers 1945
Detroit-based pianist and Fats Waller devotee

Mack the Knife
from Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht’s
Die Dreigroschenoper 1928
performed by the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
under the direction of Arthur Weisberg

On a Slow Boat to China
Al Hibbler 1956
bracingly backed by the Jack Pleis Orchestra

Pete Seeger 1979
written in 1969 by Bill Steele

Money, Money, Money
Slim Gaillard Trio 1947
with pianist Dodo Marmarosa
& bassist Bam Brown

St. Louis Blues
Jaki Byard Trio 1967
with bassist David Izenzon
& Elvin Jones playing the tympani!

It Hurts So Good
played by St. Louis trombonist Ike Rodgers
& barrelhouse pianist Henry Brown 1929
with spoken encouragements by Alice Moore

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie
with the Memphis Jug Band 1930

Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living
Peetie Wheatstraw 1941

Pay Day
Mississippi John Hurt 1966

Interview with Mr. Martin
William S. Burroughs 1963
backed by Ry Cooder’s
soundtrack from Paris Texas

I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Charlie Parker 1954

Muskrat Ramble
Humphrey Lyttelton’s Paseo Band 1953
with a brace of live bongos!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Face the Music 7.11.13
Tin Ticket II

Being a further broadcast adventure
using as a whimsical cypher a series of
old fashioned song titles discovered
lurking in the pages of W.S. Burroughs’
experimental novel, “The Ticket That Exploded”

The Sheik of Araby
Sidney Bechet’s One Man Band 1941

It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
The American Quartet 1914

The Hoosier Hot Shots 1936

Hi Diddle Diddle
Charley Straight & his Orchestra 1926

Everybody Loves My Baby
Clarence Williams Blue Five 1924

Bicycle Built For Two
sung by a computer 1961

What Are You Waiting For, Mary?
Bing Crosby with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra 1927

Japanese Sandman
Django Reinhardt & the Hot Club de France 1937

East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Steely Dan 1974

Blue Moon
Billie Holiday 1952

Sidney Bechet 1947

Sweet Marijuana Brown
Barney Bigard Sextet 1945

Cement Mixer
Slim Gaillard 1945

Fats Waller piano solo 1939

About Face
The Three Deuces 1941

Stardust Stomp
Tut Soper & Baby Dodds 1944

Albert &Ammons Rhythm Kings
with his son Gene Ammons 1947

Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Jimmy Durante

Monday, July 1, 2013

the tin pan alley ticket that exploded

Face the Music 7.04.13
playlist coordinated by jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley pop references
discovered in William S. Burroughs’ “The Ticket That Exploded”
{filtered through my own experiential consciousness}

East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926

Old Black Joe’s Blues
Fletcher Henderson’s “Club Alabam” Orchestra 1923

Dead Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1926

Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
Rahsaan Roland Kirk 1977

Old Blue
Furry Lewis 1961

Keeps On Rainin’
Bessie Smith 1923

St. Louis Blues
Billie Holiday 1940

Lover Man
Charlie Parker 1946

I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Georgie Auld 1954

I Found a Million Dollar Baby
Al Sears live at Minton’s Playhouse 1941

All the Things You Are
Charlie Parker with Dizzy Gillespie 1945

Lover Come Back to Me
Billie Holiday 1944

Jelly Jelly
Billy Eckstine
with Earl Fatha Hines & his Orchestra 1940

Always True to You Darling in My Fashion
Pearl Bailey 1960

Who’s Sorry Now?
Cliff Jackson 1962

When the Saints Go Marching In
Albert Ayler 1964