Category Archives: Chuck Cecil

Art Tatum Talks! — Someone to Watch Over Me

Thanks again to gullivior for this rare tape This performance was taped November 26 1955 for broadcast on Radio Sweden. The composition was Someone To Watch Over Me, was composed and written by George and Ira Gershwin. As an added … 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 Group — Would You Like To Take a Walk

Thanks to VintageMusicFM for the You Tube Now, back to what we usually do here. This tune was Would You Like Take A Walk. It’s available in the U.S. from The Genius of Art Tatum, Vol. 9. The tune was … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Do You Have To Go

Thanks to cdbpdx Do You Have To Go was written and composed by Anita and Fats Waller. This version was recorded by March 20, 1941. Personnel included John Hamilton, trumpet; Al Casey, Guitar; Cedric Wallace, Bass; Slick Jones, drums, Gene … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Cherokee

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Cherokee was written by the great Ray Noble, British born band leader and song composer and writer. Ray Noble wrote Cherokee and several other songs in a suite of songs in tribute to … Continue reading

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Fletcher Henderson — Sugar Foot Stomp

Thanks to Heinz Becker for the You Tube That was the Sugar Foot Stomp with The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. The Personnel on the record included: Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Rex Stewart (cornet) Russell Smith Bobby Stark (tp) Benny Morton … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — The More I Know You

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube The More I Know You was written by Davis and Coots. It was recorded on June 5, 1936. Personnel on the recording date: Herman Autrey, Trumpet; Gene Sedric, reeds; James Smith, guitar; Charles … Continue reading

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Art Tatum –Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Thanks again to gullivior for the You Tube Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is from disc 4 track 17 of the Art Tatum Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces. This version was recorded in 1953. The song was composed and written by … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra — Here’s That Rainy Day

Thanks to Sinatra Fan for the You Tube Here’s That Rainy Day was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke (the poster corrected it.) This vocal version was arranged and produced by Gordon Jenkins for the No … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — If I had You

Thanks again to gullivior for the You Tube This is Art Tatum’s version of If I Had You, recorded in 1955 and available on the Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces Compact Disc Edition Disc 7 track 1. The song was … Continue reading

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