Category Archives: Don Brown Jazz Man Record Shop and Cobweb Corner

Johnny Hodges — Passion Flower

Thanks to Tim Gracyk Johnny Hodges plays alto saxophone on this recording of Passion Flower and does so like no other player. He was a long time member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Duke said of Johnny Hodges that he … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Just One Of Those Things

Thanks to bluesinorbit for the You Tube Just One Of Those Things was released on Vol 4 Cut 9 on the Art Tatum Group Masterpieces Compact Disc Edition. Norman Granz recorded this session in 1956. This set featured Red Callender … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Two Sleepy People

Thanks to cdbpdx Two Sleepy People was written by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael for the 1938 movie Thanks for the Memory with Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. Since it came from a Bob Hope comedy, it was a perfect … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong — Weather Bird July 12, 1928

Thanks to Heinz Becker for the You Tube The tune is called Weather Bird composed by Louis Armstrong. The recording is his  duet with Earl Hines.  Earl Hines had been his pianist on his Hot Fives and Hot Sevens records … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — When Your Lover Has Gone

Thanks again to gullivior for the Youtube When Your Lover Has Gone was recorded in Hollywood on January 19, 1955. It is part of Norman Granz’s Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces on Pablo Compact disc, Disc 6, Cut 18.  Art … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Your Socks Don’t Match

Thanks to reubenroo for the Youtube The song Your Socks Don’t Match was written by Carr and Cordray. The recording session was held in New York City, on December 28, 1941 with Herman Autrey, trumpet; Al Casey, guitar; Charles Turner, … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Tea for Two (Pablo Version)

Thanks to crewman for the You Tube Art Tatum playing Tea For Two. I could say just that and say no more. I’ve played this version here before. This performance is from the Complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo, … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Tea for Two

Thanks to The 13h34 for the You Tube Fats Waller recorded his very fine version of Tea For Two, I believe, along with the tunes from last week on August 2, 1939. Most people nowadays think Art Tatum “owned” this … Continue reading

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Bud Freeman — Time On My Hands

Thanks to Okmusix In July, I featured another tune—You’re My Everything— out of this same LP from 1955 titled Midnight at Eddie Condon’s with Bud Freeman’s All Stars. As I wrote  then, “It took me some time and effort to … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — I’ ll See You Again

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ I’ll See You Again was a waltz composed music and lyric by the famous British actor and playwright Sir Noel Coward. Sir Noel wrote it in 1929 for his operetta Bitter Sweet. This solo piano version is … Continue reading

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