Monthly Archives: March 2016

Happy Easter Weekend

For those who celebrate this weekend, Happy Easter.  I’m giving Fats and Art the weekend off and go dark.  I’m pretty sure Chuck Cecil’s show will air on Sunday afternoon, so there will be a link here.  Next week we’ll … Continue reading

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Lillian Gabrielson Rollo (1908-1996)

Today would have been my mother’s 108th Birthday.  Say It Isn’t So was a favorite song of my mother, through most of her life.  Mostly, she would whistle it, but sometimes sing part of the lyric. Say It Isn’t So, was written … Continue reading

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A Sailboat in the Moonlight and You — Spring is here

Depending on what part of the globe you are we had the  Vernal Equinox on Friday or Saturday.  That means it’s Springtime.  Soon it will be Summer, and I thought about that looking at Edward Hopper paintings of sailboats on … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — I Cover The Waterfront

I Cover The Waterfront is  another in  Norman Granz’s Pablo Solo Piano Masterpieces series disc 3.  The Song was inspired by Max Miller’s novel of the same name in 1932.  Music by Johnny Green Lyrics.  It was used in the … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — My Fate Is In Your Hands

My Fate Is In Your Hands is a solo piano performance  by Fats, recorded in 1929.  It was included on the African Ripples reissue LP by Mike Lipskin.  The credits for the song are Razaf and Waller, meaning that Andy … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

Here is Edward Hopper in his Self Portrait 1930.. When I posted  gullivor’s You Tube of Art Tatum’s version of Come Rain Or Come Shine, the Edward Hopper painting of Summer in the City 1950 was a pleasant surprise. It … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – Stars Fell On Alabama

Stars Fell On Alabama is from the Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces recorded by Norman Granz in the early 1950’s rereleased on compact disc Vol. 5.  This was written music by Frank Perkins lyrics by Mitchell Parrish.  It was first recorded … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Shame! Shame!

Shame! Shame! is another cut from the Fats Waller reissue album African Ripples, which was produced by Mike Lipskin  in 1969.  The song was written by Joe Davis shortly before the recording date 10-13-1938.  It was a Tin Pan Alley … Continue reading

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Update on asteroid 2013-TX-68

      This is the asteroid that was supposed to have a close flyby with Earth.  According to EarthSky, it was thought that this object would fly a little over 19,000 miles from the earth, which would be even … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Come Rain or Come Shine

Come Rain or Come Shine was written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.  This is  from an undated live performance in a nightclub.  By the way, this song has a terrific lyric and my favorite vocal version is by Sarah … Continue reading

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