Monthly Archives: November 2017

Glen Campbell — Mull of Kintyre

Thanks to stratxdigitalmedia for the you tube I was quite surprised when I came across Glen Campbell’s version of the Mull of Kintyre, where he plays the bagpipes. Bagpipes? That I didn’t know. The song was written by Paul McCartney, … Continue reading

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Art Tatum et. al. — Deep Purple

Thanks to Ana Constanca Messender for the You Tube This version of Deep Purple is from the Art Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol 4 Cut 5 . Wow, nobody but Norman Granz could put together a session like this with Lionel … Continue reading

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Jelly Roll Morton — The Pearls

Thanks to edmundusrex for the You Tube I probably should be playing more Jelly Roll Morton records. He was an important figure in 1920’s Jazz. He was also my introduction to old Jazz. Posted here is the band version of … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Hallelujah

Thanks to Jazzgirl1920’s for the You Tube According to jazzgirl1920s, this was a private acetate recording, September 1943. No information about who made the recording and for what purpose, but my guess is that it was a demo for use … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

This is a traditional time in the U.S. where families get together.  Usually, throughout the U.S. The weather turns cold.  We usually had snow on Thanksgiving in my early years in Minnesota.  Yesterday and today, here in Los Angeles, we’ve … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Can’t We Be Friends

Thanks to Yuki Nakamura for the You Tube Can’t We Be Friends was written by Kay Swift and Paul James in 1929. It was introduced on Broadway in The Little Show by Libby Holman. The first record was made that … Continue reading

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Adrian Rollini — Child prodigy, versatile musician

Thanks to bsgs for the You Tube That was the California Ramblers with Crazy Words Crazy Tune recorded March 10, 1927. Adrian Rollini played a bass saxophone with the California Ramblers and other groups during the 1920’s. Much of jazz … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — California Here I Come

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube California Here I Come was written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva,, and Joseph Meyer in 1921 and recorded by Jolson in 1924. This performance by Fats Waller is presumably from a radio broadcast, … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Deep Night (1956)

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube This is Deep Night from Art Tatum Group Masterpieces on CD vol 5 cut 8 in my collection. Personnel for the date included Buddy DeFranco, clarinet; Red Callender, bass; Bill Douglass, drums; and … Continue reading

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Paul Whiteman — King of Jazz and Happy Feet

Thanks to Anthony Merrick for the excellent You Tube I played the Art Tatum version of Happy Feet earlier. This version is the original 78 RPM release by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with the Rhythm Boys including Bing Crosby. Happy … Continue reading

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