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

Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum each take a solo piano turn on I’ll See You in My Dreams

Thanks to gullivior for the You Tube Teddy Wilson recorded his version of I’ll See You In My Dreams in 1938 and Art Tatum recorded his in 1953.  These are also two very different concepts of jazz piano playing.  Although … Continue reading

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Remembering Don Brown and the Cobweb Corner

Don Brown During  the summer of 1969,   I began  listening  to the Cobweb Corner, Don Brown’s radio program, on LA FM station KRHM.  He was the guide to my journey into the past through his radio program and his … Continue reading

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Time On My Hands (1931)– another Ray Noble with vocal by Al Bowlly featuring a Charlie Chaplin silent The Adventurer

  Thanks again to terencenunn35 This Charlie Chaplin movie clip is from The Adventurer, written and directed by Chaplin for  the Mutual Film Company, in 1917.  IMDB says that the movie was shot in Venice Beach, California.  But these scenes … Continue reading

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Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France — I’ll See You In My Dreams becomes an influential instrumental 1939

Thanks tortwodtwo565 for the You Tube Django was a giant; he influenced jazz, country, and pop music.  But, that came later.  Don Brown told me when Django’s records first appeared in record stores in the U.S.,  the store owners thought … Continue reading

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys — recorded in 1938 but only released later on 33 1/3 LP collections.

Thanks to TheVinylVindcator for the You Tube Bob Wills was asked what type of music he played and he called it Western Swing.  He said what made it different was he mixed up old country music along with New Orleans … Continue reading

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Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces — Sau Sha Stomp

Thanks again to Atticus Jazz for the You Tube Well, it has been awhile since I posted a Jabbo Smith record and whenever you need to blow out the Cobwebs, you can count on Jabbo Smith.  His Rhythm Aces on … Continue reading

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Spike Jones — Laura

Thanks to the BassetHoundTrio Spike Jones plays his special version of  Laura. What could be more appropriate for April Fool’s Day, April 1st?  Presented in loving memory of my cousin Walter.  It’s very important that I play this record on … Continue reading

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Fletcher Henderson with Louis Armstrong — I’ll See You In My Dreams — Another Jazz Instrumental — Late 1925

Thanks to Desdemona202 Fletcher Henderson (dir, p): Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (cnt, tp); Louis Armstrong (cnt); Charlie Green (tb); Buster Bailey (cl, ss, as); Don Redman (as, cl, arr); Coleman Hawkins (ts, cl); Charlie Dixon (bj); Raphael Escodero (tuba); Kaiser … Continue reading

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Goodnight Sweetheart 1931 — Ray Noble Orchestra with Al Bowlly vocal and sketch from a Charlie Chaplin movie

Thank you  to terencenunn35 for the great You Tube The poster Terencenunn35 did a great job of matching the old Ray Noble record as an ironic commentary on this  older silent gag of Charlie Chaplin and the old Murphy Bed. … Continue reading

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Red Nichols and his Arkansas Travelers — First Jazz Instrumental Version Early 1925

Thanks to Atticus Jazz One year after the original Isham Jones recording, Red Nichols and his Arkansas Travelers, released their hot jazz instrumental version of I’ll See You In My Dreams.  The band personnel: Red Nichols, Vic d’Ippolito, t / … Continue reading

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