Category Archives: Chuck Cecil

Bud Freeman — You’re My Everything

Thanks to okmusik of the You Tube This marvelous tune was You’re My Everything (1931) written by Harry Warren Music and Mort Dixon Lyric. The performance is from a recording issued on LP originally in 1955 titled “Midnight at Eddie … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Quartet — Deep Night

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Deep Night was written in 1929 music by Charles E. Henderson, lyrics by Rudy Vallee although this is an instrumental version, as were most of Tatum’s work late in his life. It was … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday– Zonky

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube According to gullivior, this Fats Waller recording of Zonky was from a radio broadcast, in 1935. One of his posters disagreed with him.  The poster claimed  that this was a series of recordings … Continue reading

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Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul

Thanks to masqualero for the You Tube Body and Soul was a popular song written in 1930 lyric by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Evans, and music by Johnny Green. Early performances with the lyrics were recorded by singers Gertrude … Continue reading

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Gordon Jenkins — Goodbye–And remembering Chuck Cecil

It has now been a year since Chuck Cecil retired from radio after being on the air for 70 years. I miss him because he always found something new (to me) in this old music. He kept the Swingin’ Years … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — You’re Mine, You

Thanks to Gullivior for the You Tube and painting. You’re Mine You, was written by Johnny Green and Eddie Heyman. This is a tune with the kind of lazy tempo that gives plenty of room for Tatum to embellish the … Continue reading

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Cliff Edwards — I’ll See You In My Dreams

Thanks to Christopher Wham for the You Tube Now, for something entirely different.  I’ll See You In My Dreams is one of my all time favorite songs. It was written by Isham Jones and Gus Kahn. This recording of it was … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Please Be Kind

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube Art Tatum on Please Be Kind is joined by Lionel Hampton, vibes; and Jo Jones, on Drums. This is from the Complete Art Tatum Pablo Group Masterpieces Disc 3 Cut 11. I think … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I Wish I Were Twins

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the YouTube I Wish I Were Twins was written music by Joseph Meyer lyric by Eddie De Lange in 1934. Fats recorded it soon afterwards. Personnel on the record included Herman Autrey, Trumpet; Ben Whittet, clarinet … Continue reading

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Albert Ammons – Boogie Woogie Stomp

Thanks to Only Jazz and Blues for the You Tube That was Boogie Woogie Stomp by Albert Ammons. I have no information about that record except that the tune was written by Albert Ammons. This was the best version I … Continue reading

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