Monthly Archives: November 2016

Mose Allison (11-11-1927 11-15-2016) Rest In Peace

You Tube thanks to Rodney Radalj I was deeply saddened to learn yesterday that Mose Allison died November 15 of this month. I don’t get too many chances to feature a performer who I actually saw live in person, so … Continue reading

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Claude Thornhill — Snowfall

RoundMidnightTV We finally had some badly needed rain here in Southern California.  It was a good Northern rain that came down the coast from the North Pacific.  It was a good, cold rain. I also see that they  had some … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Trio– Melody in F

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Melody in F Opus 3, No. 1  was composed by by the 19th Century Russian Composer, Conductor, Pianist Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894). Art Tatum studied Classical Music at the Columbus School of Music and … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Tell Me With Your Kisses

Thanks to Music my life for the You Tube Tell Me With Your Kisses was first recorded in 1938. It was issued in 1969 by RCA under the supervision of Mike Lipskin. I have the American version of the LP … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Have a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family.

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Lee Wiley – Time On My Hands

Thanks to OverJazz Records for the You Tube Time On My Hands is another great Lee Wiley recording from the Night in Manhattan album sessions recorded in 1951.  Joe Bushkin plays great piano accompanyment on this cut. I first heard … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Too Marvelous for Words (redux)

You Tube thanks to Universal Music. Too Marvelous for Words was written by Richard Whiting and Johnny Mercer in 1937. This version is from Art Tatum’s Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces disc 4 cut 5. I played this a year ago … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — You’re So Darn Charming

Thanks to 78rpm gramophone records and cylinders You’re So Darn Charming was recorded August 20, 1935, with Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell, reeds; James Smith, guitar; Charles Turner, bass; Harry Dial, drums. The composers were listed as Burke and Spina. … Continue reading

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Eddie Fisher–Wish You Were Here

Thanks to Catman916 for the You Tube When I was 3 years old, my parents bought a little 45 RPM RCA record player for my birthday. Every week, we drove into town and my Grandma would buy me a record. … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Trio — Another Version of Tea For Two

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube with painting This version of Tea For Two  perhaps was issued in the early 1950’s. It has touches of bebop harmonics.  It also clearly comes from a High Fidelity master. But, I’ve never … Continue reading

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