Monthly Archives: August 2018

Fats on Friday — California Here I Come

You Tube Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ California Here I Come was written by Al Jolson,  Buddy DeSylva,, and Joseph Meyer in 1921 and recorded by Jolson in 1924.  This performance  is part of the complete transcriptions of  Fats Waller radio broadcasts … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Fats on Friday — California Here I Come

Art Tatum — Tea for Two (Pablo Version)

Thanks to crewman for the You Tube Art Tatum playing Tea For Two.  I could say just that and say no more.   I’ve played this version  here before.  I  think it’s the best version on record.  People who heard him … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Art Tatum — Tea for Two (Pablo Version)

Claude Thornhill — Snowfall

You Tube thanks to Okmusix That was Gil Evans’s 1947 arrangement of the Thornhill’s majestic composition Snowfall.  Snowfall had been originally written and recorded in 1941.  It has been recorded by numerous Jazz and popular recording artists.  This summer, mostly … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New, Old Time Radio, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Claude Thornhill — Snowfall

Fats on Friday — I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter

Thanks to Zedupoca for the You Tube I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter  was composed by Fred E. Ahlert with Lyrics by Joe Young.  It was originally written for the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’   Fats Waller … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Fats on Friday — I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter

Remembering Aretha Franklin — R.I.P

Thanks to TatanBrown for the You Tube I spent a few days thinking about what song I would post in memory of Aretha Franklin.     I liked  I Say A Little Prayer, which Ann Althouse posted.  But, that was originally … Continue reading

Posted in Ann Althouse, Contemporary Music | Comments Off on Remembering Aretha Franklin — R.I.P

Art Tatum — Blue Moon

Thanks to bluesinorbit This solo performance of Blue Moon by Art Tatum was recorded in 1955 and is on Disc 5 cut 2 on  Art Tatum’s The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces, Compact Edition. Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Art Tatum — Blue Moon

George Van Eps — Greatest Guitar Player You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Thanks to mslapompe django for the You Tube That was his solo version Once In A While and Mama’s Gone Goodbye with the Russ Morgan Orchestra played by  “The greatest guitar player you’ve probably never heard of,” George Van Eps. … Continue reading

Posted in Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on George Van Eps — Greatest Guitar Player You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Fats on Friday — Everybody Loves My Baby

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ This recording is from November 6, 1940 with John Hamilton, trumpet;  Charles Turner, bass; Slick Jones, drums, Al Casey, guitar; Gene Sedric, reeds; and Fats on piano and vocal.   The song was written by Spencer Williams (music) … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Fats on Friday — Everybody Loves My Baby

Aretha Franklin, R.I.P.

Aretha Franklin, by far, was the most talented singer of the 1960’s  era and beyond.  Her talent and her music transcended all the categories.  She will not be forgotten.  R.I.P.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Aretha Franklin, R.I.P.

Art Tatum & Co. — Street of Dreams

Thanks to OkMusix for the You Tube One of the bittersweet tunes popular in the 1940’s and 50’s, although it was first written in 1932 by Sam Lewis and Victor Young..  My favorite vocal version of this song was sung … Continue reading

Posted in Chuck Cecil, Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner, Old Music Made New | Comments Off on Art Tatum & Co. — Street of Dreams