Category Archives: Chuck Cecil

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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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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Rudy Vallee — A one of a kind Record: The Drunkard Song 1934 (Laughing version)

Thanks to warholsoup100 Sometimes a lyric is too stupid to sing. I’m surprised Rudy Vallee made it as far into the song as he did before he started laughing. But, this record for the record company was a happy accident, … Continue reading

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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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