Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lionel Hampton — Ring Dem Bells

Thanks to Icarus Lazuli Here is Lionel Hampton and his All Stars from 1938 with their Version of Duke Ellington’s Ring Dem Bells. This is an up tempo version as was Ellington’s original version. Lionel Hampton was originally a drummer … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — It’s Only a Paper Moon

Thanks to gullivior for the YouTube Art Tatum’s version of It’s Only A Paper Moon, is another of the Art Tatum Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces released in various forms by Norman Granz. This recording was made in 1955 and is … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday – Ring Dem Bells

Thanks to Orchard Enterprises Ring Dem Bells was a tune written by Duke Ellington. Fats Waller plays the tune at a much slower tempo than most versions and with an arrangement all his own. On Sunday, assuming all is back … Continue reading

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Bud Freeman — You’re My Everything

Thanks to okmusik of the You Tube This marvelous tune was You’re My Everything (1931) written by Harry Warren Music and Mort Dixon Lyric. The performance is from a recording issued on LP originally in 1955 titled “Midnight at Eddie … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Quartet — Deep Night

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Deep Night was written in 1929 music by Charles E. Henderson, lyrics by Rudy Vallee although this is an instrumental version, as were most of Tatum’s work late in his life. It was … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday– Zonky

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube According to gullivior, this Fats Waller recording of Zonky was from a radio broadcast, in 1935. One of his posters disagreed with him.  The poster claimed  that this was a series of recordings … Continue reading

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Annette Hanshaw– Wasting My Love On You

Thanks to tmmvids for the YouTube Here’s a extra little gem I found by accident.  In looking for a vocal version of Body and Soul, and finding Annette Hanshaw’s version, I also found this  gem by Annette Hanshaw: Wasting My … Continue reading

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Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul

Thanks to masqualero for the You Tube Body and Soul was a popular song written in 1930 lyric by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Evans, and music by Johnny Green. Early performances with the lyrics were recorded by singers Gertrude … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Body and Soul — plus Annette Hanshaw’s vocal version.

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube and images. Art Tatum’s version of Body and Soul was released on Disc 1 Cut 7 The Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces on Pablo CD’s. It was recorded December 28, 1953. Every Tatum … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday with Ted Lewis — Royal Garden Blues

Thanks to bsgs98 for the You Tube with great photos This was actually a record from a session on March 5, 1931 where Fats Waller sat in with the Ted Lewis Band. Fats was coming to be known not only … Continue reading

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