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

Art Tatum — Somebody Loves Me

Thanks to gullivior for the great You Tube with art work This is Art Tatum playing Somebody Loves Me. It is from the Art Tatum Pablo Solo Masterpieces Disc 6 Cut 1 in my edition. Somebody Loves Me was composed … Continue reading

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Miff Mole — Crazy Rhythm

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for this great sounding You Tube and the period pictures Crazy Rhythm was originally written by Irving Seer, Joseph Mayer, and Roger Wolfe Kahn for the musical Here’s Howe, in 1928. Crazy Rhythm became a standard … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Who’s Honey Are You?

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the fine You Tube Fats Waller’s Whose Honey Are You?, was recorded March 6, 1935 with most of his Rhythm regulars: Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell, reeds; Al Casey, guitar; Charles Turner, bass; Harry Dial, drums; … Continue reading

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The two sides of Bix Beiderbecke

Thanks to Tim Gracyk for this great sounding YouTube with great period pictures That was Bix Beiderbecke and his “Gang’s”  version of Sorry.  “Gang” in those days had a more benign meaning like a group of “pals.”  Bix was a … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Jitterbug Waltz

Thanks to bluesinorbit Yesterday, I posted Fats Waller’s recording of his early composition Handful of Keys. So I thought it would be a good idea to post Art Tatum’s version of Fat’s Waller’s late composition: the Jitterbug Waltz. Fats Waller … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Handful of Keys

Thanks to Edmund StAustell “Well Alllllllllll Right,” as Fats would say. This was his composition, Handful of Keys, a perfect example of Harlem Stride Piano. This version of Handful of Keys was recorded March 1, 1929, obviously a solo piano … Continue reading

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Duke + Bing = Three Little Words

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube and his great collection of period pictures Three Little Words was written by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar in 1930. This is the original recording of the song issued as a Victor … Continue reading

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Art Tatum –September Song

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube. Art Tatum recorded September Song in 1953. I have it on Disc One cut 10 on the complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. September Song was written by Kurt Weill and Maxwell … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday and on the Organ — Sugar

Thanks to preservationhall01 for the You Tube and the history of the Estey Organ Fats Waller recorded Sugar at the RCA Camden Studios on February 16, 1927. The building had once been the Trinity First Baptist Church and the organ … Continue reading

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Duke Ellington — Diga Diga Doo

Thanks to Atticus Jazz for the Youtube, the great sound, and the vintage photos Diga Diga Doo is from the musical Blackbirds of 1928. Tune by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. This recording features the long term Ellington orchestra players … Continue reading

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