Monday, December 25, 2017


Face the Music WCBN 12.28.17
Magnificent Sevens - Final Curtain

Fascination
(composed by James P. Johnson in 1917)
performed by William Albright

Ole Miss Rag
Handy’s Orchestra of Memphis 1917

A Bag of Rags
Wilbur Sweatman’s Jass Band 1917

Dixie Jass Band One Step
“Introducing ‘That Teasin’ Rag’”
(used without permission, then credited on the label
in response to a lawsuit from African American composer Joe Jordan)
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1917

Soothin’ Syrup Stomp
Thomas Waller hot pipe organ solo 1927

Black Bottom Dance
James P. Johnson player piano roll 1927

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Band 1927

St. Louis Blues
Sam Ku West, Hawaiian guitar 1927

Maria Elena
Bunk Johnson 1947

Pass Out Lightly
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1927

Feelin’ No Pain
Miff Mole’s Little Molers 1927

You’ve Got Me Under Your Thumb
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

I Can’t Get Started
Bunny Berigan & his Orchestra 1937

Out of Nowhere
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band 1937

Embraceable You
Charlie Parker 1947

Half Nelson
Miles Davis All Stars 1947

Hiroshima
Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings
featuring Gene Ammons 1947

Bopmatism
Dodo Marmarosa Trio 1947

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Face the Music 12.21.17 - Magnificent Sevens

Hooking Cow Blues
Handy’s Orchestra of Memphis 1917

Loveless Love
Thomas Waller - hot pipe organ solo 1927

Memphis Blues
Sam Ku West - Hawaiian guitar 1927

Cushion Foot Stomp
Clarence Williams’ Washboard Five 1927

Willie the Weeper
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1927

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

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

Davenport Blues
Miff Mole & his Little Molers 1927

There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
Bessie Smith 1927

Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Parfum
Django Reinhardt 1937

Blue Turning Gray Over You
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

I Found a New Baby
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1937

Well All Right Then
Coleman Hawkins & Freddy Johnson 1937

Shuffling the Boogie
Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings
featuring Gene Ammons 1947

Another Hairdo
Blue Bird
Charlie Parker All Stars
December 21st 1947




Monday, December 11, 2017


Face the Music 12.14.17 
MAGNIFICENT SEVENS

Spoken introduction from P.G. Wodehouse's Uneasy Money {1916}:


"The music had started again now, one of those twentieth-century

eruptions of sound that begin like a train going through a tunnel and
continue like audible electric shocks, that set the feet tapping beneath
the table and the spine thrilling with an unaccustomed exhilaration.
Every drop of blood in his body cried to him 'Dance!'
He could resist no longer."

Joe Turner Blues
Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jass Band 1917

Farewell Blues
Hawaiian guitarist Sam Ku West 1927

I'm Not Rough
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five
with guitarist Lonnie Johnson 1927

Feelin' No Pain
Miff Mole & his Little Molers 1927

Florida Stomp
Roy Eldridge & his Orchestra 1937

Foolin' Myself
Billie Holiday & Lester Young with
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1937

Blue Rhythm Fantasy
Teddy Hill & his NBC Orchestra 1937

Just a Mood
Teddy Wilson & his Orchestra 1937

How Can I {With You In My Heart?}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

San Anton' {instrumental take}
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Shine On, Harvest Moon
Count Basie & his Rhythm 1947

St. Louis Blues
Albert Ammons & his Rhythm Kings
featuring saxophonist Gene Ammons 1947

Blue Boy
Atonement
Lennie Tristano Trio 1947

Movin' With Lester
Lester Young 1947

Donna Lee
Charlie Parker 1947

Index
Dexter Gordon 1947










Saturday, December 2, 2017

Face the Music 12.07.17
pre-show index of potentials & probabilities
NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF ATHLETIC EVENT PRE-EMPTION,
THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY BEING HEARD ONLINE via wcbn.org

I Wonder Why
Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jass Band 1917

No Place Like Home
Bert Williams 1917

Fuzzy Wuzzy Rag
Handy’s Orchestra of Memphis 1917

Side By Side
Broadway Bellhops - chortling by Irving Kaufman 1917

Goose Grease
John Williams’ Synco Jazzers 1927

At the Jazz Band Ball
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang 1927

S.O.L. Blues
Louis Armstrong & his Hot Seven 1927

Arkansas
Henry Thomas 1927

I’m Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me
Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1927

Beat It Out
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Who’s Sorry Now?
Frankie Newton’s Uptown Serenaders 1937

Wabash Stomp
Roy Eldridge & his Orchestra 1937

Roseland Special
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1937

One O’Clock Boogie
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1947

Sheik of uAraby
Lester Young Quintet 1947

Dextivity
Dexter Gordon & his Boys 1947

Riffin’ With Jacquet
Illinois Jacquet 1947

S.P. Blues
Albert Ammons Rhythm Kings
featuring Gene Ammons 1947








Monday, November 27, 2017

Face the Music 11.30.17
running from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

special ninety minute program
coordinated by the numeral Seven

Swinging at the Chat and Chew
Original Yellow Jackets
recorded in Hot Springs, Arkansas 1937

You’re My Dish
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Sugar
Alberta Hunter accompanied on the pipe organ
by Thomas Waller 1927

Clementine
Jean Goldkette & his Orchestra 1927

Dance and Grow Thin
Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jass Band 1917

Georgia Cake Walk
Ma Rainey 1927

Pot Licker Blues
El Watson 1927

Look Out Papa, Don’t Tear Your Pants
Papa Charlie Jackson 1927

Nobody Rocks Me the Way My Baby Do
Martha Copeland 1927

Rattlesnake Bite
Jimmie Gordon & his Vip Vop Band 1937

Dusty Bottom
Dan Burley & Pops Foster 1947

Sweet Heartache
Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1937

Get Acquainted With Yourself
Willie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1937

Brittwood Stomp
{I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas}
Frankie Newton’s Uptown Serenaders 1937

Rocky Mountain Blues
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

Goose Pimples
Bix Beiderbecke & his Gang 1927

Crazy Rhythm
Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band 1937

Piccadilly
Ted Heath & his Orchestra 1947

The Lady is a Tramp
Midge Williams Jazz Jesters 1937

Harlem Swing
Philippe Brun & his Swing Band 1937

Swingin’ at the Daisy Chain
Count Basie & his Orchestra 1937

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

Jivin’ the Vibes
Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1947

Just Cooling
Lester Young & his Sextet 1947

Coolin’ Off With Ulanov
Lennie Tristano Trio 1947

Dextrose
Dexter Gordon & his Boys 1947













Monday, November 20, 2017

Face the Music 11.23.17 Fruta Prohibida
German Tango Bands and Other Wonders


A media luz
Marek Weber und sein Orchester 1927
German Tango Bands 1925-1939
Harlequin


Feliz viaje
Julian Fuhs und sein Orchester 1927
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942


Augustia
Marek Weber und sein Orchester 1927
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Digame, porque quiero tanto?
Kapelle Merton 1927
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Lebe wohl kleine Frau
Adalbert Lutter und sein Orchester 1937
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Violin gitano
Barnabas von Geczy mit seinem Orchester 1937
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Escucha mi cantar, Violeta
Will Glahe und sein Orchester 1937
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Esta noche
Barnabas von Geczy mit seinem Orchester 1937
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Fruta prohibida
Robert Gaden und sein Orchester 1937
German Tango Orchestras 1926-1942
Harlequin


Gluhwurmchen (Glow Worm) (published 1907)
White Star Orchestra
Titanic: Music As Heard on the Fateful Voyage
Rhino


Kinos, Tkios un Ashrei
Boibriker Kapelle 1927
Dave Tarras: Yiddish American Klezmer Music 1925-1956
Yazoo


Bandit’s March
Stefan Jarosz 1927
Fire in the Mountains: Polish Mountain Fiddle Music 1927-50’s
Yazoo


Gorale Dance
Stefan Jarosz 1927
Fire in the Mountains: Polish Mountain Fiddle Music 1927-50’s
Yazoo


Kahuna Nui
Danny Kuaana & his Islanders 1947
Hawaiian Memories: Rare Transcription Discs 1936-1947
Harlequin


Minehaha
Harmony Hawaiians 1947
Hawaiian Memories: Rare Transcription Discs 1936-1947
Harlequin


Hawaiian War Chant
Danny Kuaana & his Islanders 1947
Hawaiian Memories: Rare Transcription Discs 1936-1947
Harlequin


Honolulu Blues
Red Nichols & his Five Pennies 1927
Rhythm of the Day
ASV Living Era


Jay Walk (published 1927)
Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
Zez Confrey Piano Music
Naxos


Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? (introduced 1947)
Anthony Braxton, contrabass clarinet
& Stewart Gillmor, valve trombone
14 Compositions (Traditional) 1996
Leo






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

Boogie Rag
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