Category Archives: Old Music Made New

Billie Holiday – What A Little Moonlight Will Do

Thanks to Henri Erwig for the You Tube Billie Holiday had one of the saddest stories in Jazz. Yet, she also left some great records from her early years. I like the sides she recorded with Teddy Wilson playing piano,  … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — The Reefer Song

Thanks to Mark Cranston for the You Tube This is perhaps an infamous song Fats wrote in 1927, his ode to marijuana. This recording took place in Hollywood, September 23, 1943. It was his final recording session before he got … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Talks! — Someone to Watch Over Me

Thanks again to gullivior for this rare tape This performance was taped November 26 1955 for broadcast on Radio Sweden. The composition was Someone To Watch Over Me, was composed and written by George and Ira Gershwin. As an added … Continue reading

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Annette Hanshaw — Rosy Cheeks

Thanks to warholsoup100 for the You Tube Rosy Cheeks was composed and written by Seymour Simons, Richard Whiting, and Kenn Sisson. On this recording from 1927, she is well accompanied by Irving Brodsky on Piano. Annette Hanshaw’s singing career on … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — 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 composed by Fred E. Ahlert with Lyrics by Joe Young. It was originally written for the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin.’  Fats Waller … Continue reading

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Art Tatum Group — Would You Like To Take a Walk

Thanks to VintageMusicFM for the You Tube Now, back to what we usually do here. This tune was Would You Like Take A Walk. It’s available in the U.S. from The Genius of Art Tatum, Vol. 9. The tune was … Continue reading

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Roger Miller — Music for Children — You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd

  Thanks to Bø Zolner for the You Tube Now for something quite different for this website.  It’s a change of pace.  That was You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd by Roger Miller. What brought that to mind … Continue reading

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Fats Waller — Do You Have To Go

Thanks to cdbpdx Do You Have To Go was written and composed by Anita and Fats Waller. This version was recorded by March 20, 1941. Personnel included John Hamilton, trumpet; Al Casey, Guitar; Cedric Wallace, Bass; Slick Jones, drums, Gene … Continue reading

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Art Tatum — Cherokee

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Cherokee was written by the great Ray Noble, British born band leader and song composer and writer. Ray Noble wrote Cherokee and several other songs in a suite of songs in tribute to … Continue reading

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Fletcher Henderson — Sugar Foot Stomp

Thanks to Heinz Becker for the You Tube That was the Sugar Foot Stomp with The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. The Personnel on the record included: Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Rex Stewart (cornet) Russell Smith Bobby Stark (tp) Benny Morton … Continue reading

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