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

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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Art Tatum Body and Soul — plus Annette Hanshaw’s vocal version.

Thanks to Okmusix for the You Tube and images. Art Tatum’s version of Body and Soul was released on Disc 1 Cut 7 The Art Tatum Complete Solo Masterpieces on Pablo CD’s. It was recorded December 28, 1953. Every Tatum … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday with Ted Lewis — Royal Garden Blues

Thanks to bsgs98 for the You Tube with great photos This was actually a record from a session on March 5, 1931 where Fats Waller sat in with the Ted Lewis Band. Fats was coming to be known not only … 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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Fats Waller — My Fate Is In Your Hands (vocal by Gene Austin)

Thanks to Orchard for the You Tube My Fate Is In Your Hands is an interesting record made by Fats Waller with Gene Austin on the vocal. It was recorded November 25, 1929. Apparently, the orchestra was a Victor studio … 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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