Monthly Archives: April 2018

Art Tatum — Isn’t This A Lovely Day

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube Isn’t this a Lovely Day Written and Composed by Irving Berlin. Art Tatum recorded this in the Pablo Solo Masterpieces available on Compact Disc 3 track 11. The most famous version of this … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday – What A Little Moonlight Will Do

Thanks to Henri Erwig for the You Tube Billie Holiday had one of the saddest stories in Jazz. Yet, she also left some great records from her early years. I like the sides she recorded with Teddy Wilson playing piano,  … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — The Reefer Song

Thanks to Mark Cranston for the You Tube This is perhaps an infamous song Fats wrote in 1927, his ode to marijuana. This recording took place in Hollywood, September 23, 1943. It was his final recording session before he got … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Talks! — Someone to Watch Over Me

Thanks again to gullivior for this rare tape This performance was taped November 26 1955 for broadcast on Radio Sweden. The composition was Someone To Watch Over Me, was composed and written by George and Ira Gershwin. As an added … Continue reading

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