Thursday, April 27, 2017

Face the Music 5.04.17

Gut Stomp
James P. Johnson

Willie the Lion Smith

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Face the Music 4.27.17: Latch On

James P. Johnson Medley
Eubie Blake piano solo

Hesitation Blues
James P. Johnson’s New York Orchestra

Call of the Freaks
Luis Russell & his Orchestra

Lenox Avenue Blues
Fats Waller pipe organ solo

Wasted Life Blues
Bessie Smith
accompanied by James P. Johnson

Kazoo Moan
Washboard Serenaders

You Don’t Know My Mind
The Jamaica Jazzers

Blues in the Cave
Sidney Bechet avec
Claude Luter et son Orchestre

Latch On
Dick Wellstood & the Friends of Fats

Luckey Roberts piano solo

Willie the Lion Smith piano solo

The Dream
James P. Johnson’s New York Orchestra

The Boogie Dream
James P. Johnson’s New York Orchestra

Chasin’ the Blues Away
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra

Stomp in F
George Shearing piano solo

Crazy Rhythm
Cliff Jackson piano solo

Monday, April 17, 2017

Face the Music 4.20.17 - Ingenuity

Euphonic Sounds
James P. Johnson
(composed by Scott Joplin)

Valentine Stomp
Fats Waller

Whiteman Stomp
Fats Waller with
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra
(composed and arranged by Fats Waller)

Tidal Wave
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra

Luis Russell & his Orchestra

It’s Glory
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

There’s No Two Ways About It
Frankie Newton & his Orchestra
vocal by Slim Gaillard

Farewell Blues
Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra

I Only Have Eyes For You
Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal

Main Stem
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra

The Shout
Art Tatum

Boff Boff (Mop Mop)
Coleman Hawkins with
Leonard Feather’s Esquire All Stars

Tickle Toe
Count Basie & his Orchestra
(composed by Lester Young)

It’s Only a Paper Moon
Lester Young

Charlie Parker

Victory Ball
Metronome All Stars with
Charlie Parker & Lennie Tristano

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Face the Music - 4.13.17 - Let’s Get Loose
potentials & probabilities

Long Time Ago
Little Brother Montgomery Quintet 1947

Big City Blues
Edmond Hall Swingtet
with Harry Carney &  Benny Morton 1944

Blow, Wind, Blow
Wilmoth Houdini
with Lionel Belasco’s Orchestra 1930

Meningitis Blues
Memphis Minnie & the Memphis Jug Band
recorded in Memphis, 1930

Let’s Get Loose
Clara Smith 1929

Save Me Some
Palooka Washboard Band 1937

Echoes of Harlem
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1936

Harlem Air Shaft
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1940

West End Blues
Cootie Williams & Bud Powell
introduced by actor Canada Lee 1944

When My Baby Left Me
Royal Garden Blues
Roll ‘Em
Bud Powell with Cootie Williams & his Orchestra 1944
Smack Me
Air Mail Special
One O’Clock Jump
Cootie Williams Sextet
with Bud Powell, Cleanhead Vinson & Lockjaw Davis 1944

Tin Tin Deo
James Moody’s Modernists with Chano Pozo 1948

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Face the Music 4.06.17
“Til Times Get Better”

Diddie Wah Diddie
Blind Blake

Truckin’ My Blues Away
Blind Boy Fuller

Yes! I’m in the Barrel
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five

Alley Rat
Jimmy Blythe

Michigan Water Blues
Clarence Williams

Bull Fiddle Rag
Midnight Rounders

In the Bottle Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five

One Hour
Mound City Blue Blowers with Coleman Hawkins

Root Hog or Die
Harlem Hamfats

Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo
Speckled Red

Til Times Get Better
Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces

The Last Time I Saw Chicago
Three Deuces

The Crave
Jelly Roll Morton

Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Art Tatum

St. Louis Blues
Art Tatum

Elvin’s Guitar Blues
Elvin Jones & Richard Davis with Frank Foster

The Ragman and the Junkman
Ran from the Businessman
They Laughed and He Cried
Rahsaan Roland Kirk