Sunday, September 24, 2017

Face the Music 9.28.17: “Rifftide”

Potato Head Blues
River Raisin Ragtime Revue
live at Greenfield Village
Dearborn, Michigan 2011

Gallis Pole
Leadbelly live at a private party,
Minneapolis Minnesota 1948

Low Down Dog
Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
live at Cafe Society
Greenwich Village, NYC 1939

Honeysuckle Rose
George Lewis Ragtime Jazzband of New Orleans
live at Beverly Cavern, Hollywood 1953

Honeysuckle Rose
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra
live at Cafe Society
Greenwich Village, NYC 1939

Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
live broadcast from Eastwood Gardens,
Detroit 1940

Scoops Carry’s Merry
Wardell Gray with Earl Hines & his Orchestra
Jubilee broadcast, Hollywood 1944

Rifftide
Coleman Hawkins
live at the Apollo Theater 1950

Stuffy
Sir Charles Thompson
live at the Jazz Showcase, Chicago 2000

Flyin’ Home
Arnett Cobb & Tiny Grimes
live in Paris 1974

Waka Jawaka
NDR Big Band
live at the Moers Festival, Germany 2004

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Face the Music 9.21.17

More Rhythm
Lonnie Johnson live
at the Boulevard Lounge, Chicago 1941

Caravan
Art Tatum radio broadcast 1940

Rockin’ in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
Antibes Jazz Festival 1966

Roll ‘Em
Meade Lux Lewis with
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
radio broadcast 1939

One O’Clock Jump
Benny Goodman & his Orchestra
radio broadcast 1937

I’ve Found a New Baby
Jay McShann & his Orchestra
with Charlie Parker
radio broadcast
Wichita, Kansas 1940

Variations on Honeysuckle Rose
& Body and Soul
Charlie Parker
private recording, Kansas City 1940

Honeysuckle Rose
Dexter Gordon, Don Byas, Ben Webster, Herbie Fields,
Stuff Smith, Duke Ellington et al 
8 minute jam in an unknown club 1945

Lady Be Good
Fats Navarro, Tadd Dameron, Allan Eager,
Curley Russell, Kenny Clarke
Royal Roost NYC 1948

Out of Nowhere
Charlie Parker at the Open Door NYC 1953

My Melancholy Baby
Lennie Tristano Quartet
live in the Sing Song Room,
Confucius Restaurant, NYC 1955


Monday, September 11, 2017

Face the Music 9.14.17
Vintage Live Jams III

Charleston Rag
Eubie Blake - live performance

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down
and Write Myself a Letter
Fats Waller - live performance

A.T.F.W.Y.O.U.
Jaki Byard in Germany

Tea for Two
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1950

Cocktails for Two
Charles Mingus Quintet in Minneapolis 1965

Doodlin’
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra at Newport 1957

All the Things You C Sharp
Charles Mingus at the Bohemia

Almost Like Being in Love
Lester Young at the Royal Roost

Serenade in Vout
Slim Gaillard at Birdland
featuring extroverted saxophonist Lockjaw Davis


Monday, September 4, 2017

Face the Music 9.07.17
Vintage Live Jams
All Vinyl Program No.2
potentials & probabilities

Blues in B Flat
Hot Lips Page & Fats Waller
live at Carnegie Hall 1942

Savannah
Hot Lips Page
Live at the Apollo Theater
December 15th, 1945

Fine and Mellow
All of Me
Billie Holiday
Live at the Apollo Theater
December 15th, 1945

Cupid's Nightmare
Cab Calloway's Orchestra 
Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove N.J. 1940

Swingin' With Mezz
Mezz Mezzrow live in Paris 1953

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dizzy Gillespie live in Paris 1953

Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra
Live at Newport 1957

Hallelujah
Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra

Doodlin'
Dizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra
Live at Newport 1957

Taxi War Dance
Lester Young & his Orchestra
Live broadcast from Manhattan Center 1940-41

Lester Leaps In
Lester Young at the Savoy Ballroom 1950

Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
Lester Young in Washington D.C. 1953

Tea for Two
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1956


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Face the Music: Vintage Live Jams
potentials & probabilities - 8.31.17

Keep Smiling at Trouble
members of the Eddie Condon Mob
live at the St. Regis Hotel 1938
broadcast narrated by Alistair Cooke

Stealing Apples
Ralph Sutton & band featuring Peanuts Hucko
Live at Eddie Condon’s 1960

St. Louis Blues
introduced by W.C. Handy, in person
played by members of the Eddie Condon Mob
live at the St. Regis Hotel 1938
broadcast narrated by Alistair Cooke

Dark Eyes
Lila Lou
Frenesi
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
live at the Panther Room,
Hotel Sherman, Chicago
December 31st 1940

15 Minute Intermission
Cab Calloway & his Orchestra
 Meadowbrook, Cedar Grove N.J. 1940

Take Your Shoes Off, Baby
Hot Lips Page with Lester Young
live performance 1950

Tickle Toe
Lester Young & his Orchestra
live broadcast from Manhattan Center NYC
winter of 1940-‘41

Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
live in Indiana, June 1945

Ko Ko
Charlie Parker, Red Rodney,
Al Haig, Tommy Potter, Roy Haynes
live at Carnegie Hall 1949

Ornithology
Hallelujah
Bud Powell Trio at Birdland 1956


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Face the Music 82417 - No, No and No
with 30 minute pandora prologue for Mike Perini

Black Strap Molasses and Wheat Germ Bread
Jimmy Durante, Danny Kaye,
Jane Wyman & Groucho Marx 1951

Cornfed
cornetist Sylvester Ahola
with Van & his Hotel Half Moon Orchestra 1927

Original Jelly Roll Blues
Wilbur De Paris & the Rampart Street Ramblers 1951

Charleston from Bohislav Martinu’s ballet
La Revue de Cuisine 1927
Performed by the Chicago Pro Musica 1989

Wine Me Up
{Faron Young 1968}
performed by Eugene Chadbourne 1987

Shortnin’ Bread
The Residents 1990

Passions of a Man
Charles Mingus 1961

Eat that Chicken
Charles Mingus 1961

No Name Rag
Harry Roy “The King of Hot-Cha” & his Orchestra 1938

Tain’t Good, Taint’ No Good
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

No Greater Love
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1936

Can’t Be Bothered With No Sheik
Rosa Henderson accompanied by James P. Johnson 1931

Dirty No-Gooder Blues
Bessie Smith accompanied by James P. Johnson 1929

No More Jelly Bean Blues
Victoria Spivey {St. Louis 1926}

It Ain’t No Good {part 2}
Charlie McCoy with Chatman’s Mississippi Hot Footers
Peabody Hotel, Memphis 1929

It Ain’t No Lie
Big Joe & his Rhythm 1942

Mama Don’t Allow {No.2}
Washboard Sam {billed as Ham Gravy} 1935

I Ain’t Got No Money Now
Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell 1934

Won’t Be a Fool No More
Big Maceo & Tampa Red 1945

No More Doggin’
John Lee Hooker 1960

No Worry Blues
T-Bone Walker 1947

No Rolling Blues
Roy Eldridge in Stockholm 1951

No, No, You Can’t Do Dot, Mon
Jack McVea 1947

No Noise
Charlie Parker with Machito & his Orchestra 1948

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Radio schematic for 8.17.17
Ninety minutes
of food and culture
for Mike Perini
Including another visit
to the Theatre of “No”

Little Orley’s Adventures as a Cabbage Worm
Uncle Lumpy

‘Ama ‘Ama
Sons of Hawaii

Little Onion
Red Army Choir

Food for Thought & The Armadillo
Flanders & Swann

Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Any More
John Prine

Guv’ment
Big River - original cast recording

No Parking
B.A. Rolfe & his Palais d’Or Orchestra 1928

Feelin’ No Pain
Miff Mole & his Little Molers 1927

Yes! We Have No Bananas
Sidney Bechet with Sammy Price & his Bluesicians 1959

I’ve Got the ‘Yes! We Have No Bananas’ Blues
Eva Taylor & Sidney Bechet with Clarence Williams’ Blue Five 1923

Keeps On Rainin’ (Papa He Can’t Make No Time)
Bessie Smith accompanied by Clarence Williams 1923

That’ll Never Happen No More
Blind Blake 1927

Mama Don’t Allow No Easy Riders Here
Cow Cow Davenport 1928

No No Blues
Curley Weaver 1928

I Ain’t No Ice Man
Lovin’ Sam Theard 1929

No Better For Ya
Babe Matthews with Joe Thomas’ Big Six 1946

Ain’t No Flies On Me
Roy Eldridge & Anita Love in Paris 1950

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

All That Meat and No Potatoes
Louis Armstrong & his All Stars with Velma Middleton 1955

Ain’t No Meat on de Bone
Champion Jack Dupree 1953

There’s No Salt in Your Snap Beans
Clifton Chenier 1978

No Exit
Mose Allison 1969





Friday, August 4, 2017

Face the Music 8.10.17
No Means No

No Parking
The Cotton Pickers 1929

That’s No Bargain
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies 1926

For No Reason At All in C
Tram, Bix & Eddie
(Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke and Eddie Lang) 1927

Got No Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1927

Ua Like No a Like (Hawaiian novelty)
Kanui & Lula (Paris, 1933)

My Papa Doesn’t Two-Time No Time
Rosa Henderson accompanied by Fletcher Henderson 1924

My Papa Doesn’t Two-Time No Time
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1923

Mama Don’t Allow (No.1)
 Washboard Sam 1935

Pay Me No Mind
Ishman Bracey 1929

Trust No Man
Ma Rainey 1926

Baby I Can’t Use You No More
Sippie Wallace with Louis Armstrong &
Clarence Williams’ Blue Five 1924

Ain’t Got No Mama Now
Four Pods of Pepper 1929

No Need You Doggin’ Me
Memphis Minnie 1937

It’s No Fun
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

Ain’t No Business We Can Do
Doctor Clayton 1942

No Blues At All
John Kirby Sextet 1942


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Face the Music 80317: “Just Say No”

No (No, Papa, No)
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1928

You’re a No-’Count Triflin’ Man
Butterbeans & Susie 1927

It Ain’t No Good (part one)
Charlie McCoy with
Chatman’s Mississippi Hot Footers 1929

It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More
Gus Cannon 1963

No Mo’ Bench and Board
Wilmoth Houdini with
Gerald Clark’s Night Owls 1931

Don’t Start No Stuff
Harlem Hamfats 1938

There’s No Two Ways About It
Slim Gaillard with
Frankie Newton’s Uptown Serenaders 1937

No Name Jive
Joe Daniels & his Hot Shots 1940

No Soap
Erskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939

Oh No!
Pee Wee Russell 1958

Three’s No Crowd
Bud Freeman Trio 1938

Never No Lament
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1940

Got No Time
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Ghost of a Chance
Slim Gaillard 1959

No Eyes Blues
Lester Young Sextet 1947

No Figs
Lennie Tristano Sextet with
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1950

Monday, July 24, 2017

Face the Music 7.27.17

Honeysuckle Rose
{a la Bach-Beethoven-Brahms-Waller}
Fats Waller piano solo 1941

Soho
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

Dry Bones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Don’t Try Your Jive On Me
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Abercrombie Had a Zombie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Up Jumped You With Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1942

Everybody Loves My Baby
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Piccadilly
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Buckin’ the Dice
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Clarinet Marmalade
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Ain’t Misbehavin’/Two Sleepy People
Waller Jive/Hallelujah
Fats Waller performing solo for V-Disc, September 1943

Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller, Zutty Singleton
and the “Beale Street Boys”
Hollywood, January 1943
from the soundtrack
of the motion picture
“Stormy Weather”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Face the Music 7.20.17 
“Draw You a Picture - Do It Sloppy"

Steady Roll
Jelly Roll Morton’s Steamboat Four 1924

Sidewalk Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1926

Do It Sloppy
Sylvester Palmer 1929

Money Never Runs Out
Banjo Joe & Blind Blake 1927

Buck Dance
J.W.Jones & Ephram Carter 1970

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

It’s all a Swindle (1931)
Ute Lemper 1996

Matelotte
Gus Viseur 1940

Major General’s Song
Nelson Eddy 1940

On Being Well-Connected
Dmitri Shostakovich 1958
Pimlico Opera Company 1995

Hallelujah, I’m a Bum
Fats Waller 1939

Draw You a Picture
John Wayne 1956

Gigantor the Space Age Robot
Theme Song 1966

A Waste of Money
Allan Sherman 1966

I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman
Whistling Jack Smith 1967

Happy Chappie Polka
Elliott Sharp 1980

Overtime
Metronome All Stars with
Charlie Parker & Lennie Tristano 1949

Money Jungle
Duke Ellington,
Charles Mingus
& Max Roach 1962





Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Face the Music 7.27.17

Honeysuckle Rose
{a la Bach-Beethoven-Brahms-Waller}
Fats Waller piano solo 1941

Soho
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

Dry Bones
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Don’t Try Your Jive On Me
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Abercrombie Had a Zombie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Up Jumped You With Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1942

Everybody Loves My Baby
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Picadilly
Fats Waller piano solo 1939

Pent Up in a Penthouse
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

‘Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Buckin’ the Dice
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Clarinet Marmalade
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Ain’t Misbehavin’/Two Sleepy People
Waller Jive/Hallelujah
Fats Waller performing solo for V-Disc, September 1943

Flat Foot Floogie
Fats Waller & his Continental Rhythm 1938

Moppin’ and Boppin’
Fats Waller, Zutty Singleton
and the “Beale Street Boys”
Hollywood, January 1943
from the soundtrack
of the motion picture
“Stormy Weather”