Monthly Archives: May 2017

Paul Lingle — Memphis Blues

Thanks to Universal Music for the YouTube That was Paul Lingle’s solo version of the Memphis Blues.  Paul Lingle was a very laid back and easy going pianist with a wonderful touch. That was probably his best quality as a musician. … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — St. Louis Blues

Thanks to OverJazz This recording of the St. Louis Blues by Art Tatum comes from 1940 rather than from Norman Granz recordings. it is 78 rpm record, not a HiFi record, but the sound quality is still good enough. (Continued…)As … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — St. Louis Blues

Thanks to Symphonicprelude for the YouTube Once again, this original 78 record was created at the Victor Camden Studios on November 17, 1926. Fats played it on the Estey Pipe Organ inherited from the Baptist Church.  The YouTube poster plays … Continue reading

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RIP — Victims of the Massacre in Manchester

We shall not forget the victims of this week’s murderous attack on children and teens whose only desire was to see and hear their favorite music performer, Ariana Grande. Whatever was the objective of this attack, my own view of … Continue reading

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Meade Lux Lewis — Celeste Blues

Thanks to Orchard Don Brown played Celeste Blues by Meade Lux Lewis on his Cobweb Corner radio program on KCRW. When I heard it, I had to have it.  I have this on a 78 RPM record, an original recording.  … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Moon Song

Thanks to SpazioSonoro for the YouTube and the unique visuals. Art Tatum’s version of Moon Song was recorded in 1955 featuring Roy Eldridge, Trumpet; Alvin Stoller, Drums; John Simmons, Bass; and Art on Piano. This version was issued by Norman … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Digah’s Stomp

Thanks to ComptonLodgeStudios Fats Waller soloed on organ on Digah’s Stomp December 1, 1927. Many people are surprised at how well Fats played the organ. But, when Fats was still a young 8 year old Tommy Waller, he had mastered … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Morton — Black Bottom Stomp

Thanks to preservationhall001 for the Youtube This is the Black Bottom Stomp recorded as a 78 RPM record by Victor on September 15, 1926, by Jelly Roll Morton and his Band the Red Hot Peppers. Since I played Paul Lingle’s … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Blue Moon

Thanks to bluesinorbit Art Tatum’s version of Blue Moon is from Vol 5 The Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. This version was recorded by Art Tatum in 1955. Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Used To Love You (But It’s All Over Now)

Thanks to Orchard for the YouTube I Used to Love You is one of my favorites by Fats. The music was written by Albert Von Tilzer, lyrics by Lew Brown way back in 1920.  Von Tilzer and Brown were the … Continue reading

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