Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Face the Music 12/26/13

WCBN 88.3 FM

two-hour broadcast 6-8 PM
culmination of a thirteen-week series
music from 1913, 1923, 1933 & 1943

Zez Confrey 1923

Pastime Rag No.1
Artie Matthews 1913
piano solo by William Bolcolm

To a Wild Rose/
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fats Waller piano solo 1943

Blackbirds Medley
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1933

Sundown Blues
W.C. Handy 1923
played by Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra *

Honeysuckle Rose
Joe Sullivan piano solo 1933

In a Mist
Red Norvo 1933

Jogo Blues
W.C. Handy 1913
played by Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra *

Ain’t Misbehavin’/
Two Sleepy People
Fats Waller V-Disc 1943

Saturday Night Fish Fry Drag
Joseph Robichaux & his
New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

Take Me For a Buggy Ride
Bessie Smith 1933

Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson 1933

My Butcher Man
Memphis Minnie 1933

Gimme a Pigfoot
Bessie Smith 1933

That’s What the Bird Sang to Me
Fats Waller V-Disc 1943

Yellow Jacket Girl
Al Jolson 1913

Whipped Cream Rag
Fred Van Eps 1913

Advertising Plant’s Baking Powder
George Graham, E. Berliner record 1896

Baking Powder Blues
Lucille Bogan 1933

Hungry Man’s Scuffle
The Jolly Jivers 1933

The Corn Huskers/We’re Going Around
From Scott Joplin’s Opera Treemonisha

Tyrolienne Turque
Erik Satie 1913
played by Aldo Ciccolini

A Real Slow Drag
from Treemonisha
published separately in 1913
played by Max Morath’s Quartet

My Old Man
The Spirits of Rhythm 1933

Tin Roof Blues
Original Memphis Five 1923

Barrel House Blues
Ma Rainey 1923

Up the Country Blues
Sippie Wallace 1923

Texas Tea Party
Benny Goodman’s Orchestra 1933

Kokey Joe
Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1933

Yeah Man
Scorpion Washboard Band 1933

Improvisations on Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
James P Johnson piano solo 1943

Untitled Phrases – cartoon soundtrack
Meade Lux Lewis & sound effects 1943

Hold Tight, Want Some Communism
Charlie & his Orchestra 1943

Esquire Bounce
Leonard Feather’s All-Stars 1943

Rockin’ in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1943

Merry Go Round
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1933

Boogie Woogie
played by “The Addicts”
Charlie Parker & Billy Eckstine 1943

All Music Guide review by arwulf arwulf:

As a compendium of both famous and little-known melodies by W.C. Handy, Carl Wolfe's “Where the Blues Began” is virtually unparalleled. Twenty-one instrumental interpretations are performed by a wind sextet (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, two saxophones, and tuba) backed by violin, banjo, and piano. Wolfe's informative liner notes provide contextual background for each melody, and the overall listening/reading experience is also a highly rewarding history lesson. For example, "Harlem Blues," published in 1923, contains a passage from the folk song "I've Laid Around This Town Too Long"; "Friendless Blues" from 1926 is built around "Got No Mo' Home Than a Dog," and Handy's "Atlanta Blues" of 1924 is closely based upon "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor." Carl Wolfe's devotion to Handy's oeuvre is remarkable, and it's worth noting that nowhere on the exterior album packaging is there any mention of Wolfe or his players. The star of the show is William Christopher Handy. His old-time blues-based melodies published during the years 1913-1932 are beautifully presented in a rather austere manner of which the composer would surely have approved.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Face the Music 12/19/13
brought to you by the number three
through the medium of long playing phonograph records

Mama’s Gone, Good-Bye
Steve J. Lewis, player piano roll 1923

Ragtime Oriole
Fred Van Eps, banjo 1923

Barentanz {Alexander’s Ragtime Band}
Zigeuner Kapelle Primas Berkes Bela, Budapest 1913

In a Boat
RĂ¼nos Jazzband, Stockholm 1923

Railroad Man
Gene Fosdick’s Hoosiers 1923

T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
C.A. Matson’s Creole Serenaders 1923

Trinidad Carnival Songs
Cyril Monrose’s String Orchestra 1923

Ven Guaricha – Rumba
Orquesta Typique Cubain, Paris 1933

Tomi Tomi – Kanui & Lula
Hawaiians recording in Paris 1933

Don Dean y sus Estudiantes de Hollywood
Buenos Aires 1933

Ted Weems Orchestra 1933
incidental whistling by Elmo Tanner

St. Louis Blues
Lanigiro Quartet, Zurich 1943

San-Lui Blus
Gos. Zhaz-Ork. BSSR P.U. Eddi Rozner
Moscow, late1943-early 1944

South of the Border
Charlie & his Orchestra
Nazi propaganda big band swing
recorded in Berlin 1943

Honeysuckle Rose
Hot Club Frankfurt 1943

Queer Notions
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1933

Straighten Up and Fly Right
King Cole Trio 1943

Mop Mop {Boff Boff}
Esquire All Stars 1943
with Coleman Hawkins & Art Tatum

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Face the Music – WCBN FM – 12/12/13

Something Doing
Scott Joplin/Scott Hayden 1903

Alagazam March
Arthur Pryor’s Band 1903

Buddy’s Habit
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Shake Your Feet
Henderson’s Club Alabam Orchestra 1923

King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Foot Scuffle
Joseph Robichaux
& his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

I Ain’t Gonna Tell Nobody
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Scorpion Washboard Band 1933

Room Rent Blues
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Mortgage Blues
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1923

Guitar Rag
Sylvester Weaver 1923

I’m Down in the Dumps
Bessie Smith 1933

Whatcha Gonna Do?
Walter Roland & Sonny Scott 1933

Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller & the “Beale Street Boys” 1943

Afternoon of a Basie-ite
Lester Young Quartet 1943

Sweet Georgia Brown
{Charlie Parker  blowing tenor sax 
- nearly eight minutes of improvisation
recorded in a hotel room in Chicago in 1943}

Monday, December 2, 2013

Face the Music 12/05/13
including King Oliver’s only Columbia recordings

Kismet Rag {composed 1913}
Scott Joplin & Scott Hayden
played by William Albright

The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton
piano solo 1923

Bull Blues {E Flat Blues No.2}
Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923

Camp Meeting Blues
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Ernest Stevens Trio 1923
from an Edison Diamond Disc

London {Cafe} Blues
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Beaucoupe de Jazz
Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923

New Orleans Stomp
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

That’s A-Plenty
New Orleans Rhythm Kings 1923

Chattanooga Stomp
King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923

Every Tub
Joseph Robichaux
& his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

Mahogany Hall Stomp
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1933

I’m Rhythm Crazy Now
Horace Henderson & his Orchestra 1933

I Got Rhythm
The Spirits of Rhythm 1933

I Got Rhythm
Red Feather Trio
live at Frenchy’s Jazz Club
Milwaukee 1943

I Got Rhythm
Lester Young
with Dickie Wells’ Orchestra 1943

Three Guesses – Variations on “I Got Rhythm”
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
“Redcross Jam Session”
Room 305 Savoy Hotel, Chicago
February 15th 1943

This is what I Freeformed on WCBN 11/28/13, 
in reverse order, with radio waves from other galaxies 
provided near the end by Dr. Fiorella Terenzi.
From 6:30 to 7:00 I read most of the introduction to Lizzie Collingham's 
"The Taste of War - WWII & the Battle for Food". 
Music bed for this recitation was Dmitri Shostakovich's 
Trio for Piano and Strings No 2 in E minor, Op. 67 
played by the The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.

the beatles
it's all too much
yellow submarine

united future organization
poetry and all that jazz
united future organization
brownswood/talkin loud/verve forecast

diamanda galas                            
 reap what you sow                  
 the singer                                                   

bonzo dog band
let's make up and be friendly/cornology

van morrison
ringworm/you say france and i'll whistle/blow in your nose/nose in your 
brown eyed beginnings/jamming session

bonzo dog band
sport {the odd boy}
keynsham/bonzo dog cornology

zeph & azeem
hidden bonus track
rise up
om hiphop

tom waits
step right up
small change

allen ginsberg
vomit express
holy soul jelly roll
rhino word beat

the fugs
how sweet i roamed from field to field {by william blake}
the fugs first album

allen ginsberg
nurse's song {innocence} by william blake
holy soul jelly roll
rhino word beat

villon music theatre ensemble
heaulmiere's aria: ha, vieillesse felonne et fiere
ego scriptor cantilenae: the music of ezra pound
other minds

ornette coleman - howard shore - the london philharmonic orchestra
naked lunch
original soundtrack recording

don pullen with the chief cliff singers & the african brazilian connection
reservation blues
sacred common ground
blue note

sun ra & his arkestra
D{iscipline} 27
love in outer space

columbus lied
columbus lied

a.r. kane
a love from outer space
to scratch that itch: a luaka bop compilation
luaka bop

jim pepper
custer gets it
comin' and goin'

david murray
high priest
shakill's warrior
diw columbia

don pullen with the chief cliff singers & the african brazilian connection
the eagle staff is first
sacred common ground
blue note

boris berman
tossed as it is untroubled & beginning of daughters of the lonesome isle
john cage: music for prepared piano, volume two

lester young sextet
crazy over j-z {take one}
lester young - complete savoy recordings
savoy jazz

charlie parker's reboppers
now's the time
complete savoy studio sessions

john lee hooker
huckle up baby
the classic early years 1948-1951

lightnin' hopkins
don't need no job
collected works - volume two

howlin' wolf
just my kind
the chess box
chess mca

memphis jug band {1930}
cocaine habit blues
memphis jug band

little howlin' wolf {recorded may 1982 on the bank of the illinois river}
shuk schuck shodi
cool truth
solidarity solidarnosc records

rahsaan roland kirk
island cry
natural black inventions - root strata
atlantic/32 jazz

disco bolero
charo & guitar
universal wave

bernd glemser
vivace {beginning of third movement, sonata no. 8 in b flat major op. 84}
prokofiev piano sonatas volume one

eugene chadbourne
volunteered slavery
country protest
chadbourne archive edition

joy harjo & poetic justice
a postcolonial tale
letter from the end of the twentieth century
silver wave

the pogues
the band played waltzing matilda
rum sodomy & the lash

robbie robertson
sacrifice {featuring the voice of leonard peltier}
contact from the underworld of redboy

talitha mackenzie
sheatadh cailleach - the old woman's reel

georges bizet/morton gould
carmen - for orchestra by morton gould
rca victor living stereo

finbar furey
jig: rocking the baby
traditional irish pipe music
transatlantic/wooded hill

ashley mac isaac
the b flat cloggs
helter's celtic
loggerhead records

karol stoch band {1929}
dance in the stone tavern
fire in the mountains - polish mountain fiddle music volume one: the karol stoch band

the odessa balalaikas
all the gossips left for home
the art of the balalaika

ashley mac isaac
beaton's delight
hi how are you today?
ancient music incorporated/a&m

meridian brothers
la gitana me ha dejado {salsa electronica}
sound way

zuco 103
na mangueira    
whaa! zir 22