Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Big Shut Up Is Available

My Novella, The Big Shut Up, is  available as a Kindle app from Amazon. By the way, in case  you didn’t know, you don’t need an actual Kindle device to read my books.  Amazon offers  free reading apps for other platforms and … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell – Phoenix – Live Performance TNN

Thanks to Boars Nest for the You Tube   I previously played the recorded version of By The Time I get to Phoenix by Glen Campbell here. That was from a television show where they played the record and Glen … Continue reading

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Duke + Bing = Three Little Words

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube and his great collection of period pictures Three Little Words was written by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar in 1930. This is the original recording of the song issued as a Victor … Continue reading

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Art Tatum –September Song

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube. Art Tatum recorded September Song in 1953. I have it on Disc One cut 10 on the complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. September Song was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday and on the Organ — Sugar

Thanks to preservationhall01 for the You Tube and the history of the Estey Organ Fats Waller recorded Sugar at the RCA Camden Studios on February 16, 1927. The building had once been the Trinity First Baptist Church and the organ … Continue reading

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A Note to WordPress:

Yes, I understand the problem with Firefox.  My Firefox version cannot be upgraded on my current computer.  Once my new computer is debugged and running, hopefully by next week, I’ll be done with this setup.  Thanks for the notification.

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Duke Ellington — Diga Diga Doo

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the Youtube, the great sound, and the vintage photos Diga Diga Doo is from the musical Blackbirds of 1928. Tune by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. This recording features the long term Ellington orchestra players … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Memories of You

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Memories of You was written by Eubie Blake, with the lyric by Andy Razaf. The song was introduced for the musical Blackbirds of 1930. According to Wikipedia, another 1930 version was recorded by … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Waiting at the End of the Road

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube Fats Waller recorded two versions of Waiting at the End of the Road at the end of August, 1929, first on solo organ and later on solo piano. The words and music were … Continue reading

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McKinney’s Cotton Pickers — Stardust — with Lonnie Johnson.

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the YouTube including the great period pictures When Don Brown did his Cobweb Corner program.  When he played a really old record, he would say that the record came from behind the shelves where the … Continue reading

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