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.

Art Tatum — Japanese Sandman

Thanks to gullvior for the You Tube 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 … Continue reading

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Remembering Roger Miller (1936-1992)

Thanks to Country Showdown for the You Tube. Now, for a change of pace. We see Roger Miller in the above clip singing the biggest hit of his career. King of the Road. It was a blockbuster hit in 1964 … Continue reading

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Fats Waller- Lulu’s Back in Town

Thanks Music Prof78 for the You Tube Lulu’s Back in Town was written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren for the film Broadway Gondolier. This version by Fats was recorded in 1935. Personnel included: Herman Autrey, Trumpet; Rudy Powell, reeds; … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Pablo Group Masterpieces — Undecided

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube Vol 1 of the Tatum Group Masterpieces features Benny Carter, Alto Sax, Louis Bellson, drums, and Art Tatum, Piano. Undecided was written by Sid Robin and Charlie Shavers and published in 1938. Early … Continue reading

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Django Reinhardt -Stephane Grappelli – Limehouse Blues

Thanks to L. Heitmann for the You Tube Django and Stephane …. I need say no more. They took American jazz and combined it with gypsy riffs to make gypsy jazz. Their performances at the Hot Club of France before … Continue reading

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

Thanks to MusicProf78 for the Youtube I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter was composed by Fred E Ahlert, Lyrics by Joe Young. Fats Waller recorded this cut May 8, 1935. It was the first recording of … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Group Masterpieces — Under a Blanket of Blue

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube This tune is from Art Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol 1 Cut 3. Art Tatum ( piano), Benny Carter (Alto Sax), and Louis Bellson (drums). Recorded in 1954, Under a Blanket of Blue was … Continue reading

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Joe Avery’s Blues — Jeff and Joel’s House Party #1

Thanks to CineDevine for the You Tube This version of Joe Avery’s Blues comes from the first Jeff and Joel’s House Party. The personnel included Vince Giordano, bass; Bria Skonberg, trumpet; Joe Midiri, clarinet; Tom Palinko, drums; Robin Verdier, piano; … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Rump Steak Serenade

Thanks to Darryn Ray Brott for the YouTube Rump Steak Serenade was recorded July 1, 1941 in Hollywood. Fats Waller did the vocal and piano with a studio pickup orchestra  including vocalists. He wrote the song and lyrics, but for … Continue reading

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Tatum, Hampton, Rich Trio –What Is This Thing Called Love

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube What is This Thing Called Love was written by Cole Porter and features Art Tatum ,Piano, Lionel Hampton, vibes; and Buddy Rich on drums. This is Vol 4, Cut 8 from Art Tatum … Continue reading

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