Monday, August 25, 2014

Until further notice, WCBN's Face the Music program will be conceived and coordinated according to the principles of what I'm choosing to call Postmodern Fats Waller Theory. Which is another way of saying that Thomas Waller's legacy touches upon nearly everything I ever weave into this program's playlists. Postmodern Fats Waller Theory involves close comparative consideration of COLLABORATION, COMPOSITION and PARALLEL ARTISTRY.

Face the Music 8/28/14
Postmodern Fats Waller Theory I

You’ve Got to be Modernistic
James P. Johnson piano solo 1930

Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1946

Cryin’ For My Used To Be
James P. Johnson-Fats Waller
duet player piano roll 1927

I’m Cert’ny Gonna See ‘Bout That
Sara Martin & Clarence Williams
accompanied by Fats Waller 1923

You Get Mad
Rosa Henderson
accompanied by Fats Waller 1926

‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bus’ness If I Do
Sara Martin accompanied by Fats Waller 1922

What Do You Know About That?
Clarence Williams & Joe Sims
accompanied by Fats Waller 1927

How Could I Be Blue?
James P. Johnson & Clarence Williams
piano duet with vocal patter 1930

Jail House Blues
Bessie Smith
accompanied by Irving Johns 1923

Jail House Blues
Fats Waller player piano roll 1924

Wringin’ and Twistin’
Tram, Bix & Lang 1927

The Digah’s Stomp
Fats Waller pipe organ solo 1927

Stingaree Blues
Alberta Hunter
accompanied by Fats Waller 1923

Wild Cat Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five
featuring Sidney Bechet 1923

Come On and Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers 1927

Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis
piano duet 1939

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Face the Music 8.21.14
Fats Waller - Film Soundtracks & Live Jams

This broadcast will feature numerous film soundtracks
and open with acetates from a radio jam session involving Louis Armstrong -

the only recordings on which the two men ever collaborated.

on Martin Block’s Make Believe Ballroom radio program, December 12th 1938

Jeepers Creepers
Honeysuckle Rose
On the Sunny Side of the Street
The Blues
I Got Rhythm
Tiger Rag

live on The Magic Key, NBC Network May 24th 1936

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

Fats Waller Soundies, recorded November 1940 – released in 1941

Your Feets Too Big
Honeysuckle Rose
Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Joint is Jumpin’

from the film Hooray for Love (1935) 

Living in a Great Big Way

from the film King of Burlesque (1935)

I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed

live on the program Freedom's People (1941)

Honeysuckle Rose

Monday, August 11, 2014

Face the Music 81414
Fats Waller – Last Testament
The Complete V-Disc Session of September 16th 1943

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Two Sleepy People
Slightly Less Than Wonderful
There’s a Gal in My Life
That’s What the Bird Sang to Me
Waller Jive
This Is So Nice, It Must Be Illegal
The Reefer Song (You’re a Viper)
Bouncin’ on a V-Disc
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
The Ladies Who Sing With the Band
To a Wild Rose
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
St. Louis Blues
Organ Tests

Monday, August 4, 2014

Face the Music 8.07.14
Fats Waller in the Early 1940s

You’re Some Pretty Doll {No. 2}
Fats Waller with Eddie Condon’s Band
featuring clarinetist Pee Wee Russell 1940

By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Fats Waller and his Rhythm
vocal harmony by the Deep River Boys 1942

Fats Waller’s Original E flat Blues
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Sad Sap Sucker Am I
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

All That Meat and No Potatoes
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Two Bits (Really Fine)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Send Me, Jackson
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Buck Jumpin’
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Up Jumped You With Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1942

You Run Your Mouth, I’ll Run My Business
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Liver Lip Jones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

A Square From Delaware
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

You’re Gonna Be Sorry
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

You Must Be Losing Your Mind
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1941

Stop Pretending
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Come And Get It
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1941

Rump Steak Serenade
Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra 1941

Clarinet Marmalade
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941