Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sidney Bechet

Rosa Henderson

Bunk Johnson

Thomas Waller

Richard M. Jones' Three Jazz Wizards
Face the Music 10.29.15:
9th selection of Fives

Chili Pepper
Fred Longshaw piano solo 1925

Jimmie Blues
Jimmy Blythe piano solo 1925

29th and Dearborn
Richard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards 1925

Everything My Sweetie Does Pleases Me
Rosa Henderson & the Kansas City Four 1925

You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon
{But You Done Broke Down}
Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong
& Fred Longshaw 1925

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

Up in Sidney’s Flat
Bunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet 1945

Gut Bucket Blues
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1925

Stop That Thing
Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon 1935

E Flat Blues
Alligator Crawl
Fats Waller piano solo 1935

My Very Good Friend the Milkman
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

You’re the Top
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Russian Fantasy
Fats Waller piano solo 1935

I’ve Got the World on a String
Hot Lips Page & his Band 1945

Just One of Those Things
Benny Goodman Sextet 1945

All the Things You Are
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
with Charlie Parker 1945

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Don Byas

Face the Music 10.22.15 – 8th set of Fives

Tillie’s Downtown Now
Bud Freeman & his Windy City Five 1935
{opens with rare example of Bud playing clarinet}

Blue Drag
Quintette du Hot Club de France 1935

Days Beyond Recall
Bunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet 1945
{Bechet confining himself to the clarinet}

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Pat Flowers 1945
{Detroit based pianist & Fats Waller devotee}

I Believe in Miracles
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
{featuring Waller the organist}

Coleman Hawkins avec Django Reinhardt 1935

When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Slim’s Jam
Slim Gaillard with Dodo Marmarosa, Bam Brown,
Zutty Singleton, Jack McVea, Charlie Parker &
Dizzy Gillespie 1945

Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 1945

Song of the Vagabonds
Art Tatum piano solo recorded live for V Disc 1945

Texas Stomp
Big Maceo Merriweather & Tampa Red
with drummer Tyrell Dixon 1945

Screamin’ Boogie
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra
extended play V-Disc recording 1945

At the El Grotto
Wardell Gray with Earl Hines’ Orchestra 1945

What’s This
Illinois Jacquet & his All Stars 1945

Girl of my Dreams
Ike Quebec All Stars 1945

Donby {based on “Perdido”}
Don Byas Quartet 1945

Monday, October 12, 2015

Face the Music 10.15.15 – A Seventh Parcel of Fives

Fat Meat and Greens
Jimmy Blythe piano solo 1925

James P. Johnson player piano roll 1925

{test pressing with weird novelty vocal outbursts}
Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra 1925

Spanish Shawl
Richard M. Jones Jazz Wizards 1925

My Heart
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five 1925
{first recording as leader of his own band}

Get It Fixed
Rosa Henderson with the Kansas City Four 1925

Toddlin’ Blues
Bix Beiderbecke & his Rhythm Jugglers 1925

Mishawaka Blues
The Cotton Pickers 1925

Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1925

Maple Leaf Rag
Paul Mares & his Friars Society Orchestra 1935

Bandana Days
The Carnival Three 1945
{James P. Johnson, Omer Simeon, Pops Foster}

Take It Easy
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Streamline Gal
Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1935

Runnin’ Wild
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1935

Farewell Blues
The Delta Four 1935
{Roy Eldridge, Joe Marsala,
Carmen Mastren, Sid Weiss}

Red Norvo & his Swing Octet 1935
{including Bunny Berigan,
Chu Berry & Gene Krupa}

Good Bait
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945

Tippin’ In
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1945

Monday, October 5, 2015

Willie the Lion Smith

Oliver Naylor's Orchestra

Face the Music 10.08.15: A Sixth Parcel of Fives

Hors d’oeuvre
Murray’s Ragtime Banjo Quartet
with the Bohemian Band – London 1915

I’m Neutral
Bert Williams 1915

California Ramblers 1925

Cake Walkin’ Babies From Home
Bessie Smith with Henderson’s Hot Six 1925

Bessemer Bound Blues
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Band
{Henderson’s unit with
Coleman Hawkins blowing bass sax} 1925

Rock, Aunt Dinah, Rock
Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson 1925

Rag Mama Rag {take two}
Blind Boy Fuller & Gary Davis 1935

Keep Your Temper
The Gulf Coast Seven with
Willie the Lion Smith 1925

Military Mike
Original Memphis Five 1925

In Harlem’s Araby
The Get Happy Band
with Sidney Bechet 1925

Hot Aire
George Olsen & his Music 1925

Look Who’s Here!
The Little Ramblers 1925

Sweet Georgia Brown
Oliver Naylor’s Orchestra 1925

Rampart Street Blues
Lovie Austin & her Serenaders 1925

Wolverine Blues
At Hodes Hot Seven 1945

Harlem Hotcha
The Carnival Three
{James P. Johnson,
Omer Simeon & Pops Foster} 1945

King Porter
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
{arrangement by Fletcher Henderson} 1935