Monthly Archives: September 2017

Art Tatum — My Ideal (1956)

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the YouTube I happened on this video while I was looking for the Fats Waller for this week and it brought a warm smile to my heart. My Ideal was written by Richard Whiting, Leo Robin, … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Ain’t Got Nobody

Thanks to Dominik Feri I Ain’t Got Nobody was written bu Spencer Williams, lyric by Roger Graham in 1914. This recording by Fats and Rhythm was made March 6, 1935. It features Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell, reeds; Al Casey, … Continue reading

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Under Construction This Week

Actually, I’m starting this on Sept 21. I have to update my network setup, updating computers and software. So I’m posting ahead to allow myself enough time to be done.   Hopefully I’ll have the new Linux setup going in the … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong and Orchestra 1936, Swing That Music

Thanks to Dennis Tschirner for the YouTube Swing That Music was a Louis Armstrong composition.  This session featuring Pops Foster B Paul Barbarin D. Almost a decade before this date Louis Armstrong had become very much an established artist. This … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – My One and Only Love

Thanks to jim hh for the youtube   My One and Only Love was written by George and Ira Gershwin. This performance is from the Art Tatum Pablo Group Masterpieces Compact Disc edition disc 6 cut 7 in my music … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Believe in Miracles

Thanks to Dominik Feri for the You Tube I Believe in Miracles was written by Pete Wendling, Sam M. Lewis, and George Meyer. This recording was made January 5,1935 with Herman Autrey, trumpet; Ben Whittet, reeds; Al Casey, guitar; Charles … Continue reading

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Johnny Hodges — Passion Flower

Thanks to Tim Gracyk Johnny Hodges plays alto saxophone on this recording of Passion Flower and does so like no other player. He was a long time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Duke said of Johnny Hodges that he … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Just One Of Those Things

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Just One Of Those Things was released on Vol 4 Cut 9 on the Art Tatum Group Masterpieces Compact Disc Edition. Norman Granz recorded this session in 1956. This set featured Red Callender … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Two Sleepy People

Thanks to cdbpdx Two Sleepy People was written by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael for the 1938 movie Thanks for the Memory with Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. Since it came from a Bob Hope comedy, it was a perfect … Continue reading

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Update Re: “Your Socks Don’t Match;” Also the Hurricanes

I remembered on Saturday that  among the many high school and college general ed. courses I took were Biology and Psychology, I remember that Genetics and Chromosomes were part of both classes. Among the genetic differences between men and women…men … Continue reading

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