Monday, September 29, 2014

Surveyin' the Blues

Face the Music 10.02.14
Surveyin' the Blues

Savoy Blues
Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band 1954

Numb Fumblin’
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Poor Bubber
Rex Stewart & his Orchestra 1941

Poor Richard
Jack Purvis & his Orchestra 1930

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

Black & Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1928

Keeps on A-Rainin’ (Papa He Can’t Make No Time)
Bessie Smith 1923

Mamie’s Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 1939

See See Rider Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band 1924

‘Til Times Get Better
Jabbo Smith & his Rhythm Aces 1929

Suspension Blues
Vic Dickenson 1954

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
Billie Holiday with Frankie Newton’s Orchestra 1939

Jazz Me Blues
Lester Young with Gene Hardman’s Hammond Five 1939

Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
Sidney Bechet & his Hot Six 1951
including Sidney DeParis, Jimmy Archey & Pops Foster

Monday, September 22, 2014

Face the Music 9/25/14

That’s Your Yass, Yass, Yass
Clarence “Jelly” Johnson player piano roll

Papa Better Watch Your Step
Fats Waller player piano roll 1923

You Can’t Do What My Last Man Did
James P Johnson piano solo 1923

New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five
featuring Sidney Bechet 1923

Jelly Roll Morton piano solo
Library of Congress session 1938

Blue, Turning Grey Over You
James P Johnson
with drummer Eddie Dougherty 1944

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1938

Thou Swell
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang 1928

The First Time I Saw You
Henry Jacques
& his Correct Tempo Dance Orchestra 1937

I’m in the Mood for Love
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1935

Hocus Pocus
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1934

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

Shout ‘Em Aunt Tillie
Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra 1930

Zutty Singleton & his Orchestra
front line: Henry Red Allen
Benny Morton & Edmond Hall 1940

When Erastus Plays his Old Kazoo
Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers 1927

I’ve Found a New Baby
Andy Preer & the Cotton Club Orchestra 1927

Bugle Call Rag
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1931

Snake Eyes
Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1928

Monday, September 15, 2014

Face the Music 9.18.14

Honeysuckle Rose
“Jam Session at Victor”
with Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan
& Tommy Dorsey 1937

There’ll Come a Time (Just Wait and See)
Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra
featuring Bix Beiderbecke 1928

Alligator Crawl
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven 1927

Doggin’ the Dog
Big Joe Turner with
Willie the Lion Smith 1940

Harlem Strut
James P Johnson piano solo 1921

Tiger Rag – The Quadrille
Jelly Roll Morton’s extended analysis
& live demonstration
for the Library of Congress 1938

Don’t Drink It In Here
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon
with Bill Johnson’s Louisiana Jug Band 1929

Jazz Battle
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

Everybody Loves My Baby
The Boswell Sisters
with Bunny Berigan 1932

He Ain’t Got Rhythm
Billie Holiday & Lester Young
with Teddy Wilson’s Orchestra 1937

I Got Rhythm
Dick Hyman, Tom Pletcher
& their Gang 2003

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller & Zutty Singleton’s band
billed as The Beale Street Boys
from the soundtrack of the motion picture
Stormy Weather {1943}

Victory Stride
James P Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

Onyx Hop
Frankie Newton's Uptown Serenaders 1937

Save the Roach for Me
Buck Washington 1944

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Face the Music 

with arwulf arwulf

Thursdays 7-8 PM on 
WCBN 88.3 FM  

Theodore Grenier's photo.                                                             Theodore Grenier's photo.

Face the Music 9.11.14

The very latest postulates in

Postmodern Fats Waller Theory:

Arkansas Blues
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1921

Got To Cool My Doggies Now
Fats Waller player piano roll 1923

Got To Cool My Doggies Now
The Cotton Pickers 1922

“I used to just play the piano…”
Prohibition – Paseo
Lionel Belasco
1961 {voice}
1920 {orchestra}

La Cucaracha
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1935

A-Flat Dream
{composed by James P. Johnson}
Ralph Sutton with George Wettling 1949

Beale Street Blues
Alberta Hunter
accompanied on the pipe organ
by Fats Waller 1927

Rocky Mountain Blues
Harlem Footwarmers 1929

Cotton Club Stomp
Duke Ellington & his
Cotton Club Orchestra 1929

St. Louis Blues
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1930

Alligator Crawl
{composed by Fats Waller}
Ralph Sutton Trio 1951

Choo Choo
{composed by Fats Waller}
Gene Sedric & his Honey Bears 1938

Light Up
Buster Bailey’s Rhythm Busters 1938

Pee Wee Russell’s Rhythmakers 1938

At the Ball
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

After You’ve Gone
James P. Johnson’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1944

Mr. Haydn Gets Hip
John Kirby Sextet 1941

Skull Duggery
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1938

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Face the Music 9/04/14 WCBN 88.3 FM
Postmodern Fats Waller Theory II

Runnin’ Wild Medley
James P Johnson player piano roll

Do It Mr. So-and-So
Fats Waller player piano roll 1924

I’m More Than Satisfied
Original Memphis Five 1928

Shy and Sly
Luckey Roberts piano solo 1946

Choo Choo
The Washingtonians 1924

Crazy Blues
Eubie Blake player piano roll

I’ve Got the Joogie Blues
Maude Mills
accompanied by Fats Waller 1927

If You Don’t, I Know Who Will
Bessie Smith
accompanied by Fletcher Henderson 1923

Bright Boy Blues
Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys 1929

Jungle Jambouree
Duke Ellington’s Harlem Footwarmers 1929

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Bill Bojangles Robinson with
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1929

By the Waters of Minnetonka
Zez Confrey player piano roll 1927

Go Away Gal
Lionel Belasco
West Indian player piano roll! 1922

Rippling Waters
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo 1939

Streamline Gal
Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1935

Reefer Man
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra 1932