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”


Monday, July 3, 2017


Face the Music 7.06.17 - Fats Waller: 
(Almost) Strictly Instrumental (2)

Tea for Two
piano solo 1937

Hallelujah
piano solo 1939

That's All
pipe organ solo 1929

Mamacita
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Paswonky
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1936

In the Gloaming
Fats Waller & his Rhythm (big band) 1938

Functionizin'
"Fats Waller, his Rhythm & Orchestra" 1935

Oh! Sister, Ain't That Hot
Fats Waller with Eddie Condon & his Band 1940

Dancing Fool
Fats Waller with Eddie Condon & his Band 1940

Black and Blue
Muggsy Spanier's Ragtime Band 1939

Sweet Heartache (instrumental take)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

I Ain't Got Nobody (instrumental take) 
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Buck Jumpin'
Fats Waller & his Rhythm featuring guitarist Al Casey 1941

Pantin' in the Panther Room
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1941

Swinga Dilla Street
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

Scram!
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

Monday, June 26, 2017

Face the Music 62917
Fats Waller: Strictly Instrumental (1)
Carefully chosen historic recordings form the years 1927-1940

African Ripples
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

Fats Waller Stomp
Thomas Waller with Morris's Hot Babies 1927

'Sippi
Fats Waller with the Louisiana Sugar Babes 1928

Savannah Blues
Thomas Waller with Morris's Hot Babies 1927

Georgia Grind
Fats Waller & Pee Wee Russell
with Eddie Condon & his Band 1940

Royal Garden Blues
Fats Waller with the Ted Lewis Orchestra 1931

China Boy
Fats Waller with Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra 1931

Baby Brown (instrumental take)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1935

Blues
"A Jam Session at Victor" 1937
with Fats Waller, Bunny Berigan, Tommy Dorsey,
Dick McDonough & George Wettling

San Anton' (instrumental take)
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Clothesline Ballet
Fats Waller piano solo 1934

Blue, Turning Grey Over You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

The Love Bug Will Bite You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Boo Hoo
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

The Moon is Low
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Face the Music 6.22.17
The Further Adventures of Fats Waller

Viper’s Drag
Fats Waller piano solo

Gladyse
Fats Waller piano solo

Fractious Fingering
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Latch On
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

How Can I?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Undecided
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

What Will I Do In The Morning?
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Sugar Blues
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

I Ain’t Got Nobody
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Oh Susannah, Dust Off That Old Pianna
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Honeysuckle Rose
Jam Session at Victor with Fats Waller,
Bunny Berigan, Tommy Dorsey,
Dick McDonough & George Wettling

There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Bach Up To Me
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Black Raspberry Jam
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Taint What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Twenty Four Robbers
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Yacht Club Swing
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Nagasaki
Fats Waller & his Rhythm


Monday, June 5, 2017

FTM 60817:

Fats Waller & his Rhythm
Songs of Love and Attraction


You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew

You're My Dish

Until the Real Thing Comes Along

Squeeze Me

Sweet and Slow

I'm Growing Fonder of You

You've Got Me Under Your Thumb

You Fit Into the Picture

You Went to My Head

I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Sweet Heartache

There's Honey on the Moon Tonight

I'd Rather Call You Baby

Sweetie Pie

There Goes My Attraction

Ooh! Looka There, Ain't She Pretty?

Please Keep Me In Your Dreams

You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Face the Music 6.01.17
Fats Waller: Master Interpreter of Love Songs

Tea For Two
Willie the Lion Smith piano solo

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Fats Waller piano solo

Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

I Believe in Miracles
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

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

Let’s Pretend That There’s a Moon
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Then I’ll Be Tired Of You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

I’m 100% For You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

My Very Good Friend The Milkman
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Got a Brand New Suit
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

I Wish I Were Twins
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Mandy
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Armful of Sweetness
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

If It Isn’t Love
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Dream Man
Fats Waller & his Rhythm



Monday, May 22, 2017

Face the Music 5.25.17
Breakin’ the Ice

I’m More Than Satisfied
{composed by Fats Waller}
Original Memphis Five

Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller piano solo

Lookin’ Good But Feelin’ Bad
Fats Waller & his Buddies

I Got the Ritz from the One I Love
Fats Waller with Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra

Love Me Or Leave Me
Fats Waller piano solo

Loveless Love
Fats Waller hot pipe organ solo

Mean Old Bedbug Blues
Fats Waller with Billy Banks’ Rhythmakers

Alligator Crawl
Fats Waller piano solo

A Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Six or Seven Times
Fats Waller with the Chocolate Dandies

I’d Love It
Fats Waller with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers

That’s How I Feel Today
Fats Waller with the Chocolate Dandies

That’s What I Like About You
Fats Waller with Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra

Breakin’ the Ice
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Chances Are
Fats Waller with Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra

I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed
Fats Waller & his Rhythm

Serenade for a Wealthy Widow
Fats Waller & his Rhythm
with Mezz Mezzrow





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Face the Music 5.18.17
Ridin’ But Walkin’

Beale Street Blues
Fats Waller hot pipe organ solo

Ridin’ But Walkin’
Fats Waller & his Buddies

Mournful Tho’ts
Jimmy Johnson & his Orchestra

Persian Rug
Louisiana Sugar Babes

Squeeze Me
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five

Waiting at the End of the Road
Fats Waller piano solo

Harlem Fuss
Fats Waller & his Buddies

Red Hot Dan
Fats Waller with Morris’s Hot Babies

Dallas Blues
Fats Waller with Ted Lewis & his Orchestra

I’m Coming Virginia
Fats Waller with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra

He’s Gone Away
Fats Waller with Morris’s Hot Babies

Sweet Savannah Sue
Fats Waller piano solo

Sweet Savannah Sue
Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra

Plain Dirt
Fats Waller with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers

Minor Drag
Fats Waller & his Buddies

Won’t You Get Up Off It Please
Fats Waller & his Buddies

Tiger Rag
Fats Waller with Jack Teagarden & his Orchestra



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Face the Music 5.11.17
The Way I Feel Today

Arkansas Blues
James P Johnson player piano roll

Jail House Blues
written by Bessie Smith
Fats Waller player piano roll

Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts

Original Bugle Blues
Fats Waller & James P Johnson with
Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds

Wild Cat Blues
written by Fats Waller
Clarence Williams Blue Five

Come On and Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
written by Fats Waller
Johnny Dodds Black Bottom Stompers

Please Take Me Out Of Jail
Fats Waller with Morris’s Hot Babies

The Way I Feel Today
Fats Waller & Don Redman with
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers

My Fate Is In Your Hands
Fats Waller piano solo

What’s the Matter Now
Rosa Henderson
piano accompaniment by Fats Waller

Beale Street Blues
Alberta Hunter
pipe organ accompaniment by Fats Waller

Numb Fumblin’
Fats Waller piano solo

Willow Tree
written by Fats Waller
Louisiana Sugar Babes
with James P Johnson at the piano &
Fats Waller at the pipe organ

Handful of Keys
Fats Waller piano solo

Tiger Rag
Art Tatum piano solo

I’m Coming Virginia
Fats Waller with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra

St. Louis Shuffle
written by Fats Waller
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Face the Music 5.04.17


Gut Stomp
James P. Johnson

Sneakaway
Willie the Lion Smith

Nothin’
Luckey Roberts

Harlem Choc’late Babies on Parade
James P. Johnson

Your Time Now
Fats Waller

Harlem Strut
James P. Johnson

Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller

Birmingham Blues
Fats Waller

St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller

The Chant
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra

Alligator Crawl
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven

Thou Swell
Louisiana Sugar Babes

Henderson Stomp
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra

Blue Black Bottom Stomp
Fats Waller

What’s the Use of Being Alone?
Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds

Wringin’ and Twistin’
Tram, Bix and Lang

Farewell Blues
James P. Johnson