Monthly Archives: July 2016

Art Tatum — Under a Blanket of Blue

This is another of the Art Tatum Group Masterpieces recorded by Norman Granz on Pablo, Vol.1. Tatum is accompanied by Benny Carter and Louis Bellson. It kind matches my feelings this week, sad and blue. Thanks to bluesinorbit for the … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — The Sugar Blues

“I got dem Sugar Blues…” says Fats. The song was written Lucy Fletcher and Clarence Williams. the recording date was August 2, 1935. The Rhythm backup on that date Herman Autrey, trumpet; Rudy Powell, clarinet; James Smith, guitar; Charles Turner, … Continue reading

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The Swingin’ Years: History comes alive

  Chuck Cecil has been doing his Swingin’ Years program since 1956.  The Swingin’ Years was a long time feature of KFI AM Radio in Los Angeles. He did  shows in the studio and remote broadcasts from Disneyland, Anaheim,  where … Continue reading

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Art Tatum – I’ve Got The World On A String

I’ve Got The World On A String  is from the Norman Granz Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces Vol. 2, The song was written by Arlen and Koehler. This song was very popular, and has a great lyric. I associate this song … Continue reading

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Fats on Friday — Truckin’

Truckin’ was recorded August 2, 1935. The song was written by Koehler and Bloom. Herman Autrey, Trumpet; Rudy Powell, Reeds; James Smith, Guitar; Charles Turner, DBass; Arnold Bolling, Drums; Fats, Piano and Vocal. During the late 1960’s, this song was … Continue reading

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