Sunday, November 12, 2017

Face the Music 11.16.17: Sevens (1907-1947)

Heliotrope Bouquet
by Louis Chauvin & Scott Joplin 1907
performed by Reginald R. Robinson

Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wacki Woo
Ciro’s Club Coon Orchestra 1917

Dance and Grow Thin
Wilbur Sweatman & his Jass Band 1917

Jazzing Around
Eubie Blake Trio 1917

Livery Stable Blues
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1917

Beale Street Blues
by W.C.Handy - published 1917
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1927

Sorry
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang 1927

Down By the Old Mill Stream
Irving Fazola & the Musical Maniacs 1937

Shine On, Harvest Moon
Count Basie & his Rhythm 1947

Boo Hoo
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Liza
James P. Johnson
recorded at Fats Waller’s house 1937

Oh Zee Zas Rag
Fulton Allen, billed as Blind Boy Fuller 1937

Polka Dot Stomp
Sidney Bechet with Bob Wilber’s Wildcats 1947

King Porter Stomp
Dizzy Gillespie with Teddy Hill & his NBC Orchestra 1937

Onyx Hop
Frankie Newton’s Uptown Serenaders 1937

One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1937

Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Illinois Jacquet Sextet 1947







Monday, November 6, 2017

Face the Music 11.09.17
More Marvels from 1927

Wolverine Blues
Jelly Roll Morton Trio

Willie the Weeper
King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators

Ory’s Creole Trombone
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five

What’s That Thing
Jeanette’s Synco Jazzers

She’s Got “It”
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon

Symphonic Scronch
Lloyd Scott & his Orchestra

Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang

I’m Somebody’s Somebody Now
Annette Hanshaw

Whiteman Stomp
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

Trumbology
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra

Spirit of ‘49 Rag
George H. Tremer

Love Will Drive Me Crazy
Wilton Crawley

Lock and Key
Bessie Smith with James P. Johnson

Jazz Gypsy Blues
Banjo Joe (Gus Cannon) & Blind Blake

Seaboard Stomp
Blind Blake

Damfino Stomp
Sylvester Weaver



Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Pandora’s Lunchbox 11.02.17
Nine Delectable Selections from 1927

Cheese and Crackers
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four

A Mug of Ale
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four

Clarinet Marmalade
Bix Beiderbecke with Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra

Cornfed
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies

Smoked Meat Blues
Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards

I Wanna Hot Dog For My Roll
Butterbeans & Susie

Hot Dogs
Blind Lemon Jefferson

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Five

Hop Head
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra

Face the Music 11.02.17: The Pearls
90 year retrospective - 1927


Singin’ the Blues
Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer


In a Mist
Bix Beiderbecke piano solo


The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers


Black & Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra


Crawley Clarinet Moan
Wilton Crawley


Creole Love Call
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra
vocal by Adelaide Hall


Sloppy Water Blues
Thomas Waller hot pipe organ solo


Back Water Blues
Bessie Smith with James P. Johnson


Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Blind Willie Johnson


Poor Boy, Long Ways From Home
Gus Cannon as Banjo Joe, with Blind Blake


See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Blind Lemon Jefferson


Police and High Sheriff Come Ridin’ Down
Ollis Martin


Dry Bone Shuffle
Blind Blake


The Bumps
Jeanette’s Synco Jazzers


Mean Dog Blues
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies


Fourth Avenue Stomp
Frank Bunch and his Fuzzy Wuzzies


Twelfth Street Rag
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven

St. Louis Shuffle
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Face the Music 10.27.17
more remarkable records from 1927 

Make Me Know It
Jelly James and his Fewsicians

Jungle Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers
featuring percussionist Baby Dodds

Farewell Blues
Goofus Five

Sugar
McKenzie & Condon’s Chicagoans

Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Original Wolverines

Wild Cat
Venuti & Lang

Crazy Quilt
Dixon’s Jazz Maniacs

Ballin’ the Jack
Chicago Footwarmers
featuring Baby Dodds on the washboard

Midnight Stomp
Jeanette’s Synco-Jazzers

Matchbox Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson

All That I Had Is Gone
James P. Johnson

Alligator Crawl
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven

East St. Louis Toodle-oo
The Washingtonians

Shufflin’ Sadie
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

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

Blue Black Bottom Stomp
Fats Waller

Washington Wobble
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra

Moten Stomp
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra





Monday, October 16, 2017

Face the Music 10.19.17: 
Remarkable Records from 1927 

Willie the Weeper
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven

Jazzin’ Babies Blues
Richard M. Jones Jazz Wizards

Shake Em Up
Clarence Williams & his Orchestra

Stomp Time Blues
Jasper Taylor & his State Street Boys

St. Louis Blues
Nashville Jazzers

Preachin’ the Blues
Bessie Smith & James P. Johnson

New Jelly Roll Blues
Peg Leg Howell & his Gang

Guitar Rag
Sylvester Weaver

Jonestown Blues
Gus Cannon billed as Banjo Joe

Wild Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers

Snag It
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

New Orleans Lowdown
Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra

Happy Hour Blues
Lloyd Scott & his Orchestra

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Frankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke

Eddie’s Twister
Eddie Lang & Arthur Schutt

Alabama Stomp
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies

A Good Man is Hard to Find
The Red Heads


Ostrich Walk
Bix Beiderbecke with
Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Face the Music 10.12.17
Queer Notions

Tricky Fingers
Eubie Blake

Old Man Mose
Gold Washboard Band
at the Stodola Club, Warsaw Poland

Hey! Stop That Dancin’ Up There
Harry the Hipster Gibson

Old Yazoo
Hot Lips Page at Minton’s Playhouse

Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller - Freedom’s People broadcast

Queer Notions
Limehouse Blues
King Porter Stomp
Take the ‘A’ Train
Lightnin’
Sun Ra & his Arkestra

C-M = B05 - 7
Anthony Braxton in Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Face the Music 10.05.17: Good Bait

Tea for Two
Hot Lips Page, Donald Lambert & Herbie Fields
house party location recording 1940

On the Sunny Side of the Street
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra
Cafe Society, Greenwich Village NYC 1939

Under the Double Eagle
Wilbur de Paris & the Rampart Street Ramblers
at Jimmy Ryan’s on West 52nd Street, NYC, c.1955-58

Honeysuckle Rose
Ralph Sutton & Friends, Hamburg Germany 1999

Five O’Clock Drag
Perdido
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
Hotel Sherman, Chicago 1942

Frenesi
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
broadcast transcription 1941

Dark Eyes
Charlie Ventura band at the Three Deuces, NYC 1947

Indiana
Don Byas, Thelonious Monk & Kenny ‘Klook’ Clarke
Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem NYC 1941

Good Bait
Fats Navarro with the Tadd Dameron band
Royal Roost NYC 1948

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