Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Note: This broadcast initiates 
a projected fourteen week series
dedicated to the Fats Waller Legacy

Face the Music 5.01.14
Fats Waller in the 1920s

Fully half of these recordings
spotlight Fats Waller as
the very first jazz organist

Muscle Shoals Blues
piano solo 1922

St. Louis Blues
pipe organ solo 1926

Birmingham Blues
piano solo 1922

Lenox Avenue Blues
pipe organ solo 1926

Willow Tree
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Loveless Love
pipe organ solo 1927

West Indies Blues
Jamaica Jazzers 1924

Soothin’ Syrup Stomp
pipe organ solo 1927

Morris’ Hot Babies 1927

Henderson Stomp
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Blue Black Bottom Stomp
piano solo 1927

Thou Swell
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

The Chant
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Persian Rug
Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Sloppy Water Blues
pipe organ solo 1927

You Don’t Know My Mind Blues
Jamaica Jazzers 1924

Mournful Tho’ts
Jimmy Johnson’s Orchestra 1928

I’m Coming Virginia
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926

Monday, April 21, 2014

Face the Music 4.24.14
Questionable Content IV

Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go
With Friday on Saturday Night?
Ciro’s Club Coon Orchestra
London England, 1917

What Did Romie-O Juliet
When He Climbed Her Balcony?
Five Harmaniacs 1926

O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
Bert Williams backed by the
Charles Adams Prince Orchestra 1918

Can’t You Wait ‘Til You Get Home?
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1929

Was I Drunk?
Georgia White 1936

Who Ya Hunchin’?
Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1938

Ain’t She Sweet?
Jimmie Lunceford’s Orchestra 1939

That Certain Party
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 1948

Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?
Dean Martin 1960

How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Rosa Henderson accompanied by
Fletcher Henderson 1924

Can I Do It For You? Parts I & II
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe 1930

Ed & Lonnie Young 1959

Jim Kweskin Jug Band 1967

Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)
Donovan 1965

Hey Gyp
The Animals 1966

Monday, April 14, 2014

Face the Music 4.17.14
Questionable Content III

When Do We Dance?
George Gershwin in London 1926

Music Hall Waltz Medley including
Are We to Part Like This, Bill?
White Star Orchestra 1997

Was It a Dream?
Lillie Delk Chrsitian with
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Four 1928

What’s the Use of Cryin’ Baby?
Jack Purvis & his Orchestra 1930

How Deep is the Ocean?
Coleman Hawkins 1943

What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue?
Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?
Bill Coleman & his Orchestra
avec Django Reinhardt 1937

Honey Where You Been So Long?
Ma Rainey with Lovie Austin’s
Blues Serenaders 1924

Honey Won’t You Allow Me
One More Chance?
Henry Thomas 1927

What’s Your Price?
Lena Wilson 1931

How Long, How Long Blues
Tampa Red’s Hokum Jug Band
with Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1928

Where My Shoes At?
Charley Taylor & Ishman Bracey 1929

Any Rags?
Wooden Joe Nicholas 1945

Oh, Didn’t He Ramble?
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band
radio broadcast 1947

How Many Mo’ Years?
Othar Turner {1990s}

Wasn’t He Bad?
Washboard Sam 1939

Corrine Corrini,
Where You Been So Long?
Wingy Manone & his Orchestra 1938

Why Don’t You Do Right?
Nora Lee King with
Sammy Price 1941

Monday, April 7, 2014

Face the Music 4.10.14
Questionable Content Part II

What Is This Thing Called Love?
{composed by Cole Porter 1930}
piano roll played by T. Lawrence Cook

Isn’t There a Little Love?
Joe “Wingy” Manone
& his Club Royale Orchestra 1928

Can I Tell You?
King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929

What Is There To Say?
Bud Freeman & his Windy City Five
featuring Bunny Berigan 1935

Oh, Wasn’t It Nice?
Mattie Dorsey
with pianist Troy Snapp 1927

Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four
vocal by Harold Arlen 1931

Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra 1935

Baby, Oh Where Can You Be?
Fats Waller - piano solo 1929

Where or When?
Edmond Hall Quartet
with Teddy Wilson 1944

What Am I Here For?
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1942

How About Me?
{composed by Irving Berlin in 1928}
Dick Hyman - piano solo 1987

What Will I Do In The Morning?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Do You Remember?
Big Maceo 1949

What’s The Matter with the Mill?
Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe 1930

Will You Spend Your Eternity in Hell?
Black Billy Sunday 1931

What’s That Thing She’s Shaking?
Papa Charlie Jackson 1934

What Will I Do?
Big Joe & his Rhythm 1941