Monthly Archives: October 2016

Spike Jones on Halloween — My Old Flame

Thanks to MusicProf78 for the You Tube In keeping with this special night, I thought I’d pass this song along for Halloween, October 31. It’s our old friend Spike Jones again, our musical mad man,  from 1947 with Paul Frees … Continue reading

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Lee Wiley — Street of Dreams

Thanks ssou02 for the You Tube Street of Dreams — Lee Wiley with Joe Bushkin and band. It was issued on that “Night in Manhattan” early vinyl record I mentioned earlier from Uncle Ed’s collection. A great song written by … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Group Masterpieces — Street of Dreams (Reprise)

Thanks to Universal Music Group for the You Tube I played this Art Tatum version of Street of Dreams  back in August and this is what I wrote: One of the bittersweet tunes popular in the 1940’s and 50’s, although … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday with Lee Wiley — Someone to Watch Over Me

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube Someone To Watch Over Me came out the the same recording date as the Max Kaminsky sessions, but this time with only Lee Wiley, vocal, and Fats Waller playing a Hammond Organ. This … Continue reading

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Claude Thornhill and Woody Herman — Two Songs titled Early Autumn

Well, so far here in Southern California, we’ve had no early Autumn. It’s been Summer still, hot and very dry, although the daylight has gotten shorter. Usually, Summer makes its last gasp here in the first week of October, but … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — I’ll See You In My Dreams

Thanks to Universal Music for the You Tube It’s hard for me to name my all time favorite song; too much good music has passed through these ears over the years. But, I’ll See You In My Dreams is one … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday with Lee Wiley in I’ve Got A Crush On You

Thanks to LaChupacabra1949 for the You Tube I’ve got a Crush on You. From the 1930 musical Strike Up the Band. All of the previous Lee Wiley Fats Waller collaborations as well as this one were released on the Liberty … Continue reading

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Lee Wiley — How Deep is the Ocean

Thanks to ssou02 for the You Tube I’ve heard many versions of How Deep is the Ocean. This recording really knocked me out when I first heard it. My Aunt Eleanor brought it to me on a visit. It had … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Group Masterpiece– I Won’t Dance

Thanks to SpazioSonoro for the You Tube. Art Tatum (piano) is joined in a quartet of Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Alvin Stoller (drums), and John Simmons, (Bass) on this famous song from the 1930’s. I Won’t Dance  was originally composed for … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — with Lee Wiley– How Long Has This Been Going On?

Thanks to Sir Juandabicho for the You Tube How Long Has This Been Going On is from the same session as last week’s Fats and Lee Wiley selection. The song was originally written by George and Ira Gershwin for the … Continue reading

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