Category Archives: Chuck Cecil

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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James P. Johnson — Master of Harlem Stride Piano and Composer of Hit Songs

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube We hear  a solo piano version of one of his big hits of the 1920‘s and beyond, If I Could Be With you One Hour Tonight.  Vocal versions became hit records for Ruth … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — I used to Love You

Thanks to Orchard Enterprises for the You Tube I used to Love You (But It’s All Over Now) is from a 1938 Radio Broadcast.  The song was originally composed in 1920 by Albert Von Tizer  with lyrics by Lew Brown. … Continue reading

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Hello, I’m back!

Thanks to JazzyclassicJazz2 for the YouTube Yes, I’m  finally back home and back to posting The song above is an instrumental version of Laura.  It was issued on what turned out to be Nat King Cole’s fairwell to performing on … 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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