Art Tatum — Japanese Sandman

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This version of The Japanese Sandman was a 1953 recording issued as part of the Art Tatum Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces Disc 4 Cut 4. Richard Whiting composed the music and Raymond Egan wrote the lyric in 1920. The first recording was made by Paul Whiteman with vocal by Nora Bayes. It later became a jazz standard, among others recorded by Benny Goodman, Bix, Artie Shaw, Earl Hines, Django Reinhardt, and the Andrews Sisters. In 2010, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks made a high Fidelity Recording. For More, see here.

Art Tatum explores The Japanese Sandman with gentle hands.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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