Monthly Archives: February 2017

James P. Johnson — Old Fashioned Love — from New York Musical Theatre to Country Western classic.

Thanks to OKmusix for the You Tube That was James P. Johnson and a pickup band playing an instrumental version of Old Fashioned Love. The poster did not supply any discography but  Old Fashioned Love was originally part of off … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Trio –Old Fashioned Love (Reprise)

Thanks to Universal Music for the You Tube This is Art Tatum and company playing James P. Johnson’s composition Old Fashioned Love. This is from the Art Tatum Group Masterpieces on Pablo, CD format disc 1 cut 9. The Group … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Henderson Stomp (1926)

Thanks for the You Tube to Dominck Feri On the Henderson Stomp, Fats Waller is sitting in on piano with the legendary Fletcher Henderson Orchestra, on November 3, 1926. Fletcher Henderson was the leader on the date, along with Tommy … Continue reading

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George Van Eps — Greatest Guitar Player You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Thanks to mslapompe django That was George Van Eps  and his solo version Once In A While and as an accompanist and  soloist in Mama’s Gone Goodbye with the Russ Morgan Orchestra.  The greatest guitar player you’ve probably never heard … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — What is This Thing Called Love

Thanks to gullivior again for the You Tube Art Tatum, piano; Lionel Hampton, vibes; Buddy Rich, drums. I remember being approached by a man in a Tower Records store in the late 1980’s when I was still buying 33 and … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Valentine Stomp — Valentine’s Day

Thanks to warholsoup 100 for the You Tube It’s Fat’s on Friday Valentine’s Day.  What better way to celebrate it than by playing Fats Waller on Valentine’s Day with the Valentine Stomp? This is one of the solo sides he … Continue reading

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Henry Mancini — Snowfall and the Pink Panther

Thanks for the You Tube to ZeroRebirthFC187 That was Henry Mancini’s beautiful, lush version of the Claude Thornhill composition Snowfall. No information available for personnel. I’ll stick my neck out and say it was Howard Roberts on guitar, Mancini himself … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Ain’t Misbehavin’ — Two Solo Piano versions (1938 and 1953)

Thanks to Gullivior for the You Tube Music just poured out of Art Tatum, and, he never played a song twice the same way. The first version of Ain’t Misbehavin’ was either a radio transcription or a 78 rpm record. … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Ain’t Misbehavin’ Solo Piano

Thanks to Past Perfect Vintage Music This You Tube of  Fats Waller performing Ain’t Misbehavin’ was supplied from a CD available from Past Perfect in the UK. The CD includes performances by all the stride players, plus Jelly Roll Morton … Continue reading

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Memphis Country Blues — Memphis Jug Band; Memphis Minnie; Maria Muldaur

You Tube Thanks RagtimeDorianHenry That was the Memphis Jug Band with On the Road Again.  On the Road Again was recorded September 11, 1928 and released on the Victor label. The Memphis Jug Band was active from the 1920’s to … Continue reading

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