Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy Birthday Chuck Cecil

Today, December 26th, is Chuck Cecil’s birthday. He will be 94 years old. His Swingin’  Years program was on the air from 1956 until July of this year, a phenomenal 60 years. He was on commercial radio, Armed Forces Radio, … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Chuck Cecil

Heads Up! Heavy Traffic

There seems to be heavy traffic on You Tube this week and you might experience delays.  Be patient.  No worries, it’s that time of the year.  Have a safe and happy holidays.

Posted in About the Internet, About this blog | Comments Off on Heads Up! Heavy Traffic

Claude Thornhill and Sir Charles Thompson Robbins Nest

(Updated with apologies) Thanks to Orchard for the You Tube That was Claude Thronhill’s version of Robbin’s Nest. Claude Thornhill was one of the few swing era orchestra leaders who made a committed embrace of the newer Bebop jazz. At … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Old Music Made New, Old Time Radio | Comments Off on Claude Thornhill and Sir Charles Thompson Robbins Nest

Art Tatum — The Moon is Low

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Art Tatum recorded The Moon Is Low for  Norman Granz’s Pablo Solo Masterpieces Disc 6 Cut 19,  in 1955. The song was written by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed for the 1930 … Continue reading

Posted in Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Art Tatum — The Moon is Low

Fats on Friday — Sloppy Water Blues

Thanks to Joseph T. Porter for the You Tube Sloppy Water Blues was composed and performed by Fats Waller, recorded at Victor Studios in Camden, New Jersey, on January 14, 1927. The Camden Studio had once been a church and … Continue reading

Posted in Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Fats on Friday — Sloppy Water Blues

Hank Williams Sr. — Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris — I Can’t Help it — And as a Bonus: Charley Pride

Thanks to “Hank Williams” for the You Tube Now, for something completely different.  Hank Williams’s I Can’t Help It went to Number 2 on the Country Charts in 1952. Like his Why Don’t You Love Me, this song was buried … Continue reading

Posted in Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Hank Williams Sr. — Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris — I Can’t Help it — And as a Bonus: Charley Pride

Art Tatum — Out of Nowhere

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube This is another tune from the Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum and Trio, accompanied by Everette Barksdale on guitar and Slam Stewart on Bass. The song was written by Johnny Green and … Continue reading

Posted in Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Art Tatum — Out of Nowhere

Fats on Friday — Opps Jeff Barnhart sits in

Thanks to the Ragtime Press for the You Tube This week, it occurred to me that the one Fats Waller-Andy Razaf composition I had never heard Fats himself play was Stealin’ Apples. It’s a great song, and it was recorded … Continue reading

Posted in Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Fats on Friday — Opps Jeff Barnhart sits in

December 7, 1941 — Pearl Harbor Day

President Franklin D. Rossevelt said that it was “A Day in Infamy.”  Admiral Yamamoto, the head of the Japanese Imperial Navy, after the attack, said “We have awakened a sleeping giant.”  It was the event that profoundly changed the lives … Continue reading

Posted in A Journey back in time, Chuck Cecil, World War II | Comments Off on December 7, 1941 — Pearl Harbor Day

Claude Thornhill, Fran Warren — A Sunday Kind Of Love

Thanks Oldies & Standards music for the You Tube. The commenters below this You Tube post had fun with the poster’s typing skills.  Indeed, to be clear,  the correct information  is Fran WARREN, with the Claude THORNHILL, Orchestra and the … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Claude Thornhill, Fran Warren — A Sunday Kind Of Love