Monday, October 27, 2014










Face the Music

10.30.14

The Mooche
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1928

Blues in C Sharp Minor
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1936

Pee Wee Blues
Pee Wee Russell 1958

Four O’Clock Drag
Lester Young with the Kansas City Six 1938

Back to the Land
Lester Young Trio 1946

Crescent City Blues
Little Brother Montgomery
piano solo recorded at the St. Charles Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana October 1936

Look What a Fool I’ve Been
James P Johnson
player piano roll released 1922

Egyptian Fantasy
Sidney Bechet’s
New Orleans Feetwarmers 1941

Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living
Peetie Wheatstraw 1941

Pagin’ the Devil
{featuring bassist Walter Page}
Lester Young with the Kansas City Six 1938

O Sole Mio
Blind John Davis in Paris 1952

In The Bottle Blues
Clarence Williams Novelty Four 1928

Blues In The Bottle
Holy Modal Rounders 1963

Unlucky Blues
Ivory Chittison & Banjo Joe 1933

Characteristic Blues
Billy Banks & Sidney Bechet
with Noble Sissle’s Swingsters 1937

My Four Reasons
Ivory Chittison & Banjo Joe 1933

Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven 1927

Tonsilectomy
Boyd Raeburn & his Orchestra 1945

Monday, October 20, 2014



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFerfZdwbX8


Face the Music 10.23.14

Black Gal Make It Thunder
Jimmy Blythe player piano roll

King of the Zulus Blues
Richard M. Jones player piano roll 1927

Bull Frog Moan
Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang
{billed as Blind Willie Dunn} 1929

Bull Frog Blues
Charles Pierce Orchestra 1928

Kazoo Moan
Washboard Serenaders 1930

Buddy Bolden’s Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 1939

West End Blues
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1928

Blues
Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan & Tommy Dorsey
 in a “Jam Session at Victor” 1937

Blues in the Cave
Sidney Bechet in Paris 1951

A Blues Serenade
Original Memphis Five 1926

Firehouse Blues
Mound City Blue Blowers 1929

Minglewood Blues
Cannon’s Jug Stompers 1928

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie
with the Memphis Jug Band 1930

El Ritmo
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet 1947
{featuring legendary New Orleans trumpeter Lee Collins}

Mule Face Blues
Little Brother Montgomery piano solo 1954

Countless Blues
Kansas City Six 1938
{saxophonist Lester Young plays clarinet}

Blues in the Night
Mose Allison 1970
{unusual example of Mose backed by a big band}

Monday, October 13, 2014


Face the Music 10.16.14

Bohunkus Blues
Johnny Dodds with
Blythe's Washboard Band 1926

Wild Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton's
Red Hot Peppers 1927

My Feelings Are Hurt
Fats Waller piano solo 1929

Them Doggone Triflin' Blues {published 1917}
Trebor Tichenor piano solo 1994

Careless Love
Big Joe Turner with
Willie The Lion Smith 1940

Three Minutes of Blues {Take 1}
Gene Rodgers piano solo 1936

Lorenzo’s Blues {Morning After Blues}
The Carnival Three {James P Johnson,
Omer Simeon & Pops Foster} 1945

Detroit Bound Blues
Blind Blake 1928

Savoy Blues
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five
with Lonnie Johnson 1927

Mama’s Gone, Goodbye
Mike Montgomery - player piano roll

Malt Can Blues
Ike Rodgers & his Biddle Street Boys 1929

Take a Whiff on Me
Leadbelly 1934

Hony Tonk Train Blues
Meade Lux Lewis

Blues Medley:
Goin’ to Chicago
Every Day
See See Rider
Royal Garden Blues

Eddie Condon & Band
broadcasting from Tokyo 1964
vocals by Jimmy Rushing

what actually aired:



7:54 PMSidney Bechet with Bob Wilber's Wild Cats 1947I Had It, But It's All Gone NowSidney Bechet 1947-1949Classics Chronological
7:52 PMKid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 1954Shake That ThingKid Ory's Creole Jazz BandGood Time Jazz
7:47 PMMeade Lux LewisHonky Tonk Train BluesShake Your Wicked KneesYazoo
7:43 PMLeadbelly 1934Take a Whiff On MeLibrary of Congress 1934-1938JSP
7:42 PMBrownie McGhee 1941Key to the HighwayBorn For Bad LuckHistory
7:41 PMLeadbelly 1934I'm Sorry MamaLibrary of Congress 1934-1938JSP
7:37 PMIke Rodgers & his Biddle Street Boys - Chicago 1929Malt Can BluesSt. Louis Barrelhouse Piano 1929-1934Document
7:35 PMMike Montgomery player piano rollMama's Gone, GoodbyeJazzin' Blues Blues - Hot Piano Roll SolosBiograph
7:28 PMLouis Armstrong's Hot Five with Lonnie Johnson 1927Savoy BluesHot Fives & SevensJSP
7:26 PMBlind Blake 1928Detroit Bound BluesAll The Published SidesJSP
7:23 PMThe Carnival Three 1945Lorenzo's Blues (Morning After Blues)James P Johnson 1944-1945Classics Chronological
7:21 PMGene Rodgers piano solo - London 1936Three Minutes of Blues {take one}Jazz & Blues Piano 1934-1947Document
7:20 PMBig Joe Turner with Willie the Lion Smith 1940Careless Love1938-1941L'Art Vocal Volume 10
7:16 PMTrebor Tichenor piano solo 1994Them Doggone Triflin' BluesThose Southern BluesPianoManiaMusic
7:11 PMFats Waller piano solo - New York 1929My Feelings Are HurtComplete Victor Piano SolosDefinitive
7:07 PMJelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers - Chicago 1927Wild Man BluesThe Best of Jelly Roll MortonEPM Jazz Archives
7:04 PMJohnny Dodds with Blythe's Washboard Band - Chicago 1926Bohunkus BluesJohnny Dodds 1926-1940, part oneAffinity

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Face the Music 10.09.14
for my friends Alex Belhaj & Weston Hughes

Wolverine Blues
Jelly Roll Morton piano solo 1923

Original Jelly Roll Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1926

Canal Street Blues
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 1923

St. Louis Blues
W.C. Handy’s Memphis Blues Band 1922

Livery Stable Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1917

Farewell Blues
Friars Society Orchestra 1922

Davenport Blues
Bix Beiderbecke & his Rhythm Jugglers 1925

Mama Stayed Out
Barrelhouse Five Orchestra 1929

Ready for the River
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra 1928

Leaving on the Morning Train Blues
Leadbelly {ten minute ritual!} 1938

Blues de Basile
Louisiana Cajun: Amede Ardoin
New Orleans 1930

By Myself
Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam 1953

Six-String Banjo Piece
Sylvester Weaver 1927

It’s Tight Like That
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon with
Tampa Red’s Hokum Jug Band 1928

It’s Tight, Jim
Preston Jackson & his Uptown Band 1926

Barrelhouse Boogie
Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson & Jimmy Hoskins 1941

Cuttin' the Boogie
Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson & Jimmy Hoskins 1941