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

Fats Waller — Medley: Poor Butterfly and the St. Louis Blues

Thanks to Orchard Enterprises This medley was recorded for radio broadcast and later released on records  including  these early 45 rpm extended play records. The recording date was August 2, 1939. Music recorded on 45 RPM records began shipping in … Continue reading

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Duke Ellington — Caravan

Thanks to Secval Last week, I played the Bunny Berigan version of Caravan.  This is Caravan by the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Not sure if this was the first original version, but if not it’s close. The idea of the song … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Louise

Thanks to gullivior This solo version of Louise is from 1953 Disc One Cut 13 from the Art Tatum Pablo Solo Masterpieces. The song was written by Richard Whiting (music) and Leo Robin (words). Louise was made famous by Maurice … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Everybody Loves My Baby

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ This recording of Everybody Loves My Baby 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 … Continue reading

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Bunny Berigan — I Can’t Get Started and Caravan

Thanks to cdbpdx for the You Tube Update 8-19-17: The first version I posted from Mr. JohnnyNumbers was challenged and pulled, according to YouTube. I doubt that it was the music itself, but perhaps one of the visuals. Anyway, I’ll … 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 — Squeeze Me

Thanks Dominik Feri Squeeze Me was recorded by Fats Waller in September, 1939. The personnel included John Hamilton, trumpet; John Smith; guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; Slick Jones, drums; Gene Sedric, clarinet and tenor sax; and Fats on piano and vocal. … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell R.I.P.

  thanks to Mark Moscatello That was Glen Campbell’s early hit, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, one of my Glen Campbell favorites. I had a little change in plans. Ordinarily I leave rock music and other modern music … Continue reading

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Lester Young — I Can’t Get Started— plus Ella Fitzgerald’s version

Thanks to Lennart Lank aka helluvagun The Lester Young Trio recorded I Can’t Get Started (With You) in Los Angeles , on July 15 1942. The Trio, consisted of Lester Young, Tenor Sax; Nat Cole, piano; Red Callender, Bass. Lester … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — S’Wonderful

Thanks to Okimusic S’Wonderful  was written in 1927 by George (music) and Ira (lyric) Gershwin and afterwards became a widely performed standard. This recording was made in the mid-1950’s and is available on disc 1 cut 7 on the Pablo … Continue reading

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