Monthly Archives: August 2016

Claude Thornhill — I May Be Wrong — The Early 1950’s

Thanks to OverJazz for the You Tube. The vocal on I May Be Wrong was by Gene Williams. Music was written by Henry Sullivan, Lyric by Harry Ruskin, in 1929. This arrangement was by Gil Evans who along with Claude … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Moonglow

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube. I was looking for a Claude Thornhill composition among Art Tatum’s records. No luck, at least within the time available to search for it. But I have my doubts anyway. What Tatum liked … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Wish I Had You; plus Billie Holiday

Thanks to Full1600 for the You Tube I Wish I Had You was written by B. Green, A. Stillman, and Claude Thornhill. The Fats Waller record of it was recorded on December 7, 1938. The band included Fats on piano … Continue reading

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Massive Damage From Earthquake Swarm In Central Italy

The USGS is reporting a number of earthquakes in the mountains of central Italy, one at 6.2 on the Richter Scale and numerous aftershocks including one at 5.5. Italian media is reporting at least 38 people killed and many trapped … Continue reading

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Leroy Shields and Hal Roach Studio Music

Thanks to 525Wireman for the You Tube I mentioned Leroy Shields and Hal Roach Studios in my Fats on Friday post.  Then, it occurred to me that most of you probably have no idea what I was talking about.  So … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Back Home in Indiana

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube This is Art Tatum’s version of the old chestnut, Back Home in Indiana, which he recorded in January 1955, for Norman Granz for his Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces, disc six. The tune was … Continue reading

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Fats On Friday — Lookin’ Good But Feelin’ Bad

Lookin’ Good But Feelin’ Bad  was an early Fats Waller recording, a “future all-stars” session from September 30, 1929. It was recorded  at the end of the 1920’s, one month before the October 29th Stock Market Crash.  It has that … Continue reading

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No Other One — Vee Lawnhurst and Tot Seymour Revisited

Thanks to Orchard for the You Tube That was Bob Crosby’s band with No Other One, another composition by Vee Lawnhurst and Tot Seymour, who became song writer partners in 1935.  No personnel credits available. I’ve had Fats Waller’s version … Continue reading

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Claude Thornhill — Autumn Nocturne — From the Swingin’ Years

Back in the mid 1960’s, while I was listening to the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan in those days, I was also buying Gil Evans albums on the Verve and Impulse labels.   I remember from those records, mention of Gil … Continue reading

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Art Tatum & Co. — Street of Dreams

One of the bittersweet tunes popular in the 1940’s and 50’s, although it was first written in 1932 by Sam Lewis and Victor Young.. My favorite vocal version of this song was sung by Lee Wiley, accompanied by Joe Bushkin … Continue reading

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