Author Archives: Richard Rollo

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.

Hiatus

I’m sorry to report that I’ll be taking time off from posting on this site until I can come up with a solution to the problems.  I’ve been told that the Macintosh system I have been using with Firefox is … Continue reading

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Spike Jones — Laura

Thanks to the BassetHoundTrio Spike Jones plays his special version of  Laura. What could be more appropriate for April Fool’s Day, April 1st? Only problem this year is that I missed playing this on April 1st. The reason I missed … Continue reading

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Fats Waller, A Soundie of Honeysuckle Rose

  thanks to therealgaryhill for the You Tube Honeysuckle Rose was one of Fat’s most popular composition. This video was what was known as a Soundie. Soundies were early forerunners of the Music Video except that they were filmed. They … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — You Took Advantage of Me

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube You Took Advantage Of Me is part of the Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces recorded by Norman Granz for Pablo (in my collection) on Compact Disc two track 7. This is a Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Ella Fitzgerald — Stardust

Thanks to hotshiawase3 for the You Tube Stardust was my mother’s favorite song. Stardust was composed by Hoagy Carmichael in 1927 and lyric written by Mitchell Parish in 1929. This version is performed by Ella Fitzgerald with piano backing by … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Numb Fumbling

Thanks to Dominik Feri for the You Tube Numb Fumbling was one of two piano solos performed at the end of a group session on March 1, 1929. This was about the time that Fats started making more group and … Continue reading

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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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Harry Nilsson- Coconut – Children’s Music

Thanks to mulligan for the You Tube Harry Nilsson wrote Coconut back in 1972. When I heard this song, I thought it was written and performed by Jamaicans, but Harry Nilsson not only wrote the song, but sang and recorded … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – Where or When

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Where or When was composed and written by Rogers and Hart originally for the musical Babes in Arms. This version was recorded by Art Tatum for Norman Granz in 1953. I have it … Continue reading

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Martha Tilton — And The Angels Sing

Thanks to Liltin’ Miss Tilton Fan for the You Tube This performance was a television reunion of Martha Tilton with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and with the trumpet solo by Ziggy Elman. It was a kinescope copy of the broadcast … Continue reading

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