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

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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Fats on Friday — Organ solo — Soothin’ Syrup Stomp

Thanks to ComptonLodgeStudios for the You Tube Soothin’ Syrup Stomp  was recorded January 14, 1927.  According to Maurice Waller, Fats had begun recording on the Camden pipe organ in late 1926, and throughout 1927. He only had two recording sessions … Continue reading

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Pete Johnson — Death Ray Boogie and Dive Bomber Boogie

Thanks to Hisashi Toshima for the YouTube Death Ray Boogie was written by Pete Johnson and Dave Deshers (?) and recorded  May 8, 1941. Pete Johnson was on piano with Al Hall, Bass; and A.G. Godley, Drums. Pete Johnson was … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — I’ll Dance At Your Wedding

Thanks to OnlyJazzHQ for the You Tube I’ll Dance At Your Wedding was recorded by Fats Waller and Rhythm on December 7, 1938. Rhythm consisted on this date of Herman Autrey, trumpet; Al Casey, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; Slick Jones, … Continue reading

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Paul Lingle, Jelly Roll Morton, and W.C. Handy

Thanks to Peter Zillmer That was Jelly Roll Morton with his version of the Tiger Rag that he played for Alan Lomax and the Library of Congress. Before he played the Tiger Rag Morton described in detail how he put … Continue reading

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Rory Hoffman — Extraordinary Musician

Thanks to John Buscarino I had a little change in plans here. My friend Jim Hollowaty, who was once a bassist in an early 1960’s Southern California Surf Music band, gave me a huge hat tip: Rory Hoffman. That was … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Don’t Worry About Me (and a special version by Frank Sinatra)

Thanks to Universal Music Group Art Tatum recorded Don’t Worry About Me on Disc 7 Cut 3 on The Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces of Art Tatum. Don’t Worry About Me was recorded by Tatum in 1956. The song was written … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — 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 written in 1935 music by Fred E. Ahlert and lyrics by Joe Young. It was a big hit for Fats Waller in … Continue reading

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Paul Lingle — Memphis Blues

Thanks to Universal Music for the YouTube That was Paul Lingle’s solo version of the Memphis Blues.  Paul Lingle was a very laid back and easy going pianist with a wonderful touch. That was probably his best quality as a musician. … Continue reading

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Meade Lux Lewis — Celeste Blues

Thanks to Orchard Don Brown played Celeste Blues by Meade Lux Lewis on his Cobweb Corner radio program on KCRW. When I heard it, I had to have it.  I have this on a 78 RPM record, an original recording.  … Continue reading

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