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Face The Music

Face the Music

Face the Music 3.12.20: Hawk’s Variations
St. Louis Shuffle - Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1927Darktown Strutters Ball - Mound City Blue Blowers 1931Bessemer Bound Blues - Ma Rainey & her Georgia Band 1926Poor Richard - Jack Purvis & his Orchestra 1930 Dark Clouds - Hawkins & Allen Orchestra 1933Heartbreak Blues - Coleman Hawkins Orchestra 1933 Queer Notions - Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1933Lady Be Good - Coleman Hawkins with Stanley Black Trio 1934Honeysuckle Rose - Coleman Hawkins & his All Star Jam Band 1937Bouncing with Bean - Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939Dinah - Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1939Feedin’ the Bean - Count Basie & his Orchestra 1941The Man I Love - Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1943Hawk’s Variations - Coleman Hawkins unaccompanied 1945I Mean You - Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1946

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Face the Music 3.05.20 Duke Ellington - Pigmentations {1927-1967}
Black Beauty {1928}Black & Tan Fantasy {1927}Yellow Dog Blues {1928}Brown Berries {1927}Blue Bubbles {1927}Mood Indigo {1930}Diminuendo in Blue {1937}Crescendo in Blue {1937}Work Song: Black {1944}Ridin’ on a Blue Note {1940}Blue Goose {1940}Blue Serge {1941}Blue Cellophane {1944}My Little Brown Book {1967}December Blue {1953}Blue Bird of Delhi: Mynah {1966}

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Face the Music 2.27.20Black is Beautiful
African RipplesFats Waller
Ripples of the NileTom Roberts plays Luckey Roberts
Sweet Like a Honey BeeWilmoth Houdini
Shango {Cocoa Lute}recorded in Granada
African Love CallThe Devil Behind MeWilmoth Houdini
Egyptian FantasySidney Bechet
La Plus Belle AfricaineDuke Ellington & his Orchestra
AfriqueDuke Ellington & his Orchestra
Fleurette AfricaneEllington-Mingus-Roach
Algerian CynicismKenny Clarke
Cleopatra RumbaMachito & his Afro-Cubans

A Night in TunisiaDizzy Gillespie
Sahara HeatIllinois Jacquet

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Face the Music 2.13.20 - Weasel WalkBop & R&B tenor saxophonists 1946-48
Fly Mister FlyLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1946
Jam for SamTom Archia & his All Stars 1947
Wilma’s IdeaLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1946
Macomba JumpTom Archia & his All Stars 1947
Out of the NightLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1946
Slumber {Blues at Twilight}Tom Archia & his All Stars 1947
Lowe Groovin’Little Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
Hey Tom ArchiaTom Archia & his All Stars 1948
Jump with MeLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
McKie’s Jam for BoppersTom Archia & his All Stars 1948
Mad MoonLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
Come Back to SorrentoTom Archia & his All Stars 1948
Easy RiffLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
Bronzeville SwingTom Archia & his All Stars 1948
The SpiderLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
BottletopLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1947
Downfall Blues {Whiskey}Tom Archia & his All Stars 1947
Weasel WalkLittle Johnny Griffin with Joe Morris & his Orchestra 1948
The BattleTom Archia & his All Stars with Gene Ammons 1948

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Face the Music 2.06.20Cornet Chop Suey
Cornet Chop SueyLouis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1926
King PorterJoe Oliver & Jelly Roll Morton 1924
Play That ThingTommy Ladnier with Ollie Powers’ Harmony Syncopators 1923
Stock Yards StrutFreddie Keppard’s Jazz Cardinals 1926
Dunn’s Cornet Blues Johnny Dunn Trio 1924
Squeeze Me Willie Hightower with Lottie Hightower’s Nighthawks 1927
Baby DollJoe Smith with Bessie Smith 1926
Georgia GrindThomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies 1927
That’s No BargainRed Nichols & his Five Pennies 1926
Davenport BluesBix & his Rhythm Jugglers 1925
Singin’ the BluesBix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer 1927
Relaxin’ at the Touro {take two}Muggsy Spanier 1939
Ja-DaBobby Hackett with Eddie Condon’s Windy City Seven 1938
Poor BubberRex Stewart & his Orchestra 1941
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me/Dr. JazzAnthony Braxton/Stewart Gillmor Duo 1993
Wrap Your Troubles in DreamsWild Bill Davison & his Commodores 1946

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Face the Music 1.30.20Tuba Wrestlers of the 1920s: Third Throwdown

Birmingham BreakdownMack Shaw with Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926

Immigration BluesMack Shaw with Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926

Flock O’BluesMin Leibrook with Bix Beiderbeck’s Sioux City Six 1924

Big Boy BluesUnknown tuba wrestler with Ma Rainey 1927

Foolish Man BluesJune Cole with Bessie Smith 1927

Organ Grinder BluesCyrus St. Clair with Clarence Williams & his Orchestra 1928

Bass Ale BluesJoe Tarto with the Hottentotts{Red Nichols’ Five Pennies on the Vocalion label} 1926

JinglesCyrus St. Clair with Clarence Williams & his Orchestra 1927

Willie the WeeperBill Newton with Doc Cook & his 14 Doctors of Syncopation 1927

New St.Louis BluesChet Harding with Devine’s Wisconsin Roof Orchestra 1927

Swamp BluesJune Cole with Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1927

Kansas City BreakdownVernon Page with Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1928

Springfield StompMack Walker with Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys 1929

I Must Have That ManJoe Tarto with Joe Venuti’s New Yorkers 1928

Squeeze MeCyrus St. Clair with Clarence Williams & his Orchestra 1928

Freeze OutCyrus St. Clair with Clarence Williams & his Orchestra 1928

Shake ‘Em UpCyrus St. Clair with Clarence Williams & his Orchestra 1927

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Face the Music 1.23.20Tuba Wrestlers of the 1920s - Second Wrangle
East St. Louis Toodle-ooMack Shaw with Duke Ellington & his Kentucky Club Orchestra 1926
Devil’s SerenadeHerman Hoy with Sonny Clay & his Orchestra 1928
CopenhagenMin Leibrook with Bix Beiderbecke & the Wolverines 1924
Prince of WailsLouis Chassagne with The Cotton Pickers 1924
Nervous TensionMilt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930
Georgia SwingBill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928
Load of ColeBilly Taylor & Cozy Cole with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1930
Red Hot PepperWilliam Bass Moore with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928
In a CornerMack Walker with Cecil Scott & his Bright Boys 1929
Bass BluesUnidentified tuba wrestler with Ezra Buzzington’s Rustic Revelers 1928
Paradise WobbleCyrus St.Clair with Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra 1927
Pigs Feet and SlawCyrus St. Clair with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929
Cho-KingBert Holliday with Sonny Clay & the Dixie Serenaders 1931

Cyrus St. Clair with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1929
Alligator CrawlBill Newton with Doc Cook & his Fourteen Doctors of Syncopation 1927
Fourth Avenue StompIvory Johnson with Frank Bunch & his Fuzzy Wuzzies 1927
Here Comes the Hot Tamale ManRudolph ‘Sudie’ Reynaud with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra 1926

Oh Baby
Min Leibrook with Bix Beiderbecke & the Wolverines 1924

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Face the Music 1.16.20 - Tuba Wrestlers of the 1920s {1}
Burnin’ the IcebergCourthouse BumpHarry Prather with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1929
I’m Looking for a Little BluebirdBilly Taylor with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1930
Kansas City StompsBill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928
Jackass BluesBill Benford with Thomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies 1926
Squeeze MeMilt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930
Alligator CrawlPete Briggs with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven 1927
Deep HendersonBud Scott with King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators 1926
Chickasaw StompMoses Allen with the Chickasaw Syncopators 1927
Hot MustardJune Cole with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926
Shoe Shiner’s DragBill Benford with Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928
Rock BottomMilt Hinton with Tiny Parham & his Musicians 1930
Slow MotionVernon Page with Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1928
Shake It and Break ItLawson Buford with King Oliver & his Orchestra 1930
Boston SkuffleLawson Buford with Jabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Charleston is the Best Dance After AllCyrus St. Clair with Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten 1928
Dog BottomElmer James with Chick Webb & his Orchestra 1929
The RambleJames Jackson with Paul Howard’s  Quality Serenaders 1929

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Face the Music 1.09.20 Lunar Tunes
At SundownBud Freeman Trio 1938
Alabama SongLotte Lenja 1930
Cuban MoonThe Versatile Three 1920
Tubas in the MoonlightBonzo Dog Band 1969
Silvery MoonBuddy Burton 1928
It’s Like Reaching for the MoonBillie Holiday 1936
Oh, You Crazy MoonBea Wain 1939
No Moon At AllBarbara Sutton Curtis 1987
Moonlight on the GangesArt Tatum 1955
Moon RoseFats Waller & his Rhythm 1936
The Moon Is Low {2}Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
It’s Only a Paper MoonArt Tatum 1943
East of the Sun, West of the MoonWardell Gray 1946
Polka Dots and MoonbeamsClaude Thornhill & his Orchestra 1946
Blue MoonDizzy Gillespie 1952
How High the MoonLester Young Quintet 1950

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Face the Music 1.02.20: Roamin’ Around
King Porter StompTeddy Bunn 1940
Parlor SocialDon Ewell 1947
Buddy’s HabitsBucktown Five 1924
Roamin’ AroundThe Stompin’ Six 1925
Ostrich WalkBix & Tram 1927
Mo’lassesTom Roberts plays Luckey Roberts 1999
Honeysuckle RoseGeorge Lewis Ragtime Jazz Band 1953
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and OutDick Hyman live at Chung's Chinese Restaurant, Cleveland -1985
All Too SoonDuke Ellington & his Famous Orchestrafeaturing Ben Webster 1940
If I Had YouAlix Combelle Hot Four 1938
Don’t Blame MeColeman Hawkins All-American Four 1944
Sometimes I’m HappyLester Young Quartet 1943
Tea for TwoArt Tatum 1952
You Brought a New Kind of Love to MeVic Dickenson Septet 1954

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Face the Music 12.26.19: ninety minute program
Want a DanishVan Morrison 1967
Satanic BluesOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band 1919
Slide Kelly Slide {1889}Wilbur Sweatman’s Jazz Band 1919
Look At ‘Em Doing ItOriginal Dixieland Jazz Band 1919
Get The ‘L’ On Down The RoadFrankie Half Pint Jaxon 1929
The Dirty DozenSpeckled Red 1929
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And OutClarence Pinetop Smith 1929
Let’s Get LooseClara Smith 1929
Plain DirtMcKinney’s Cotton Pickers 1929
Bluin’ the BluesMuggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939
Tiger RagSam Wooding’s Chocolate Dandies - Barcelona 1929
Hold TightFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
The Little Brown Jug {1869}John Kirby Sextet 1939
O Dem Golden Slippers {1889}Fats Waller 1939
SatanMoore’s Spiritual Singers 1939
You’ll Need Somebody On Your BondBlind Willie Johnson 1929
Shake It and Break It {But Don’t Let It Fall Mama}Charley Patton 1929
Shout Sister ShoutArthur Crudup 1949
609 BoogieJohn Lee Hooker 1949
Jim Jackson’s JamboreeJim Jackson & friends 1929
Cafe Society RagJoe Turner with Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis & Pete Johnson 1939
Piccadilly {from the London Suite}Fats Waller 1939
StuffPaul Howard’s Quality Serenadersfeaturing Lionel Hampton 1929
Tain’t What You DoFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
Changes in Boogie WoogieAlbert Ammons 1939
Portia’s BoogieJoe Morris featuring Elmo Hope & Johnny Griffin 1949
Jump Did-Le-BaDizzy Gillespie & his Orchestra with Joe BeBop Carroll & Yusef Lateef 1949

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Face The Music 12.19.19Nine-ology: 1919-29-39-49
Tea For TwoFats Waller 1939
Evening Chimes WaltzHerve Duerson 1929
After You’ve GoneThe Versatile Four 1919
Everybody Does It in HawaiiKing Oliver’s Orchestra with Roy Smeck 1929
Guitar ChimesBlind Blake 1929
Blues For TommySidney Bechet & the Port of Harlem Seven 1939
Strange FruitBillie Holiday 1939
St. Louis BluesFats Waller 1939
Twos and FewsAlbert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 1939
Heifer DustWill Ezell 1929
Mint JulepJelly Roll Morton 1929
Rumba NegroBennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929
Rose RumbaWillie the Lion Smith-Sidney Bechet Orchestra 1939
Market Street StompThe Missourians 1929
Won’t You Get Up Off It PleaseFats Waller & his Buddies 1929
The Moon Is LowFats Waller & his Rhythm{broadcast transcription} 1939
Lady BirdTed Heath & his Music 1949

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FTM 12.12.19 - Ridin’ But Walkin’
SolaceScott Joplin 1909/William Albright 1989
SummertimeSidney Bechet & the Port of Harlem Seven 1939
Let Your Light Shine On MeBlind Willie Johnson 1929
Goin’ HomeArt Tatum 1949
She’s Funny That WayBud Freeman & Jess Stacy 1939
Ridin’ But Walkin’Fats Waller & his Buddies 1929
Weird and BlueJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Winin’ Boy BluesJelly Roll Morton 1939
Fine and MellowBillie Holiday & her Orchestra 1939
Cherry RedBig Joe Turner with Pete Johnson’s Boogie Woogie Boys 1939
Oh! Red“Count Basie at the piano” 1939
Bass Goin’ CrazyAlbert Ammons 1939
Barrelhouse BreakdownPete Johnson’s Blues Trio 1939
NagasakiAlbert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis 1939
NagasakiFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939

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Face the Music 12.05.19 core sample: 1909-1949
Maple Leaf RagUnited States Marine Band 1909
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly RollWilbur Sweatman’s Jazz Band 1919
That’s Got ‘EmJames Reese Europe’s 369th Infantry Hellfighters Band 1919
Tickle Britches BluesRichard M. Jones Jazz Wizards 1929
Frank Stokes’ DreamFrank Stokes 1929
Blind Arthur’s BreakdownBlind Blake 1929
Pennsylvania Woman BluesSix Cylinder Smith 1929
Pratt City BluesBertha Chippie Hill 1929
Hot Lovin’Barrelhouse Five Orchestra 1929
Duet StompJones-Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929
Seattle HunchJelly Roll Morton piano solo 1929
New Orleans ShoutKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
At the Jazz Band BallSidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1949
Black and BlueMuggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939
After You’ve Gone {No.2}Fats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
Cole SlawLouis Jordan’s Tympany Five 1949

Cole Slaw
Lou Donaldson 1964
EuphoriaTed Heath & his Music 1949

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Face the Music 11.28.19as actuated - two hour program of historic marvels
St. Louis BluesBabs Gonzales 1949
ElevationElliott Lawrence Orchestraarrangement by Gerry Mulligan 1949
After You’ve GoneLester Young at the Royal Roost 1949
Oh! WellJames Moody 1949
Ko KoCharlie Parker at Carnegie Hall 1949
CherokeeBud Powell Trio 1949
The BirdCharlie Parker 1949
MarshmallowWarne Marsh & Lee Konitz 1949
Tea PotJ.J. Johnson 1949
Lemon DropGene Krupa & his Orchestra 1949
Small BlackBennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929
Aunt Jemima StompKansas City Tin Roof Stompers 1929
New Goofy Dust RagBennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929
Maple Leaf RagScott Joplin 1899 - Eubie Blake 1969
Semper FidelisEubie Blake 1969
New Era RagJames Scott 1919 - William Bolcom
Grace and Beauty RagJames Scott 1909 - Turk Murphy’s Jazz Band
Buffalo Ragby Tom Turpin - Vess L. Ossman’s 1909 realization
Clarinet SquawkLouisiana Five 1919
TobogganPremier régiment de Guides de Bruxelles 1909
‘Round the CornerDabney’s Band 1919
Broken IdolCalifornia Ramblers 1929
The Moon Shines on the MoonshineBert Williams 1919
Sunburst: Rag Two-StepJames Scott player piano roll 1909  
It’s Tight Like ThatWest End BluesZack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels 1929
Moonlight BluesCharlie’s Idea {Tiger Rag}Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders 1929
Do ShuffleFess Williams’ Royal Flush Orchestra 1929
Havin’ a BallJames P. Johnson & his Orchestra 1939
Dzhosef {Joseph, Joseph}A.N. “Bob” Tsfasman Orkestr, Leningrad 1939
Pol Volman {Over the Waves}Leonid Utjesov Orkestr, Moscow 1939

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Face the Music 11.21.19Tootin’ Through The Roof

Untitled Ammons OriginalAlbert Ammons 1939

Jimmy’s StuffJimmy Yancey 1939

Atlanta RagCow Cow Davenport 1929

Hello LolaMound City Blue Blowers 1929

Sau-Sha StompJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929

That Rhythm ManLouis Armstrong 1929

The Minor DragFats Waller & his Buddies 1929

Black MariaFats Waller & his Rhythm 1940

The Darktown Strutters BallMy Melancholy BabyColeman Hawkins with Jack Hylton & his Orchestra 1939

A Study in ScarletLarry Clinton & his Orchestra 1939

Tootin’ Through The RoofDuke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939

Rose RoomJohn Kirby & his Orchestra 1939

Somebody Loves MeArt Tatum - Los Angeles 1949

Haven’t Named It YetLionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1939

Lyon’s RoarBaron Mingus & his Rhythm - San Francisco 1949

Big FootIllinois Jacquet 1949

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Face the Music 11.14.19 ‘Til Times Get Better
Pounding Heart BluesPort of Harlem Seven 1939
The CraveJelly Roll Morton 1939
Frankie & JohnnyKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
That’s AllFats Waller pipe organ solo 1929
Turn On The HeatCharleston Chasers with Eva Taylor 1929
‘Til Times Get BetterJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
My Feelings Are HurtFats Waller piano solo 1929
Back Water BluesAlbert Ammons piano solo 1939
Way LowDuke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939
Blue and SentimentalErroll Garner Trio 1949
YesterdaysBillie Holiday & her Orchestra 1939
Everything Happens To MeCharlie Parker with Strings 1949
Moonlight BluesTodd Rhodes & his Toddlers 1949
Tuxedo JunctionErskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939
Rock a Bye BasieCount Basie & his Orchestra 1949
Bouncing With BudBud Powell’s Modernists 1949

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Face the Music 11.07.19Solid Old Man
Boll Weevil SongAlf “Chicken Dad” Valentine 1939
Tired Chicken BluesCannon’s Jug Stompers 1929
There is a Hole in the WallReverend J.F. Forest 1929
That’s No Way To Get AlongRobert Wilkins 1929
What You Want Me To Do?King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
It’s Right Here For YouEddie Condon & his Band 1939
Don’t You Leave Me HereJelly Roll Morton 1939
Waiting at the End of the RoadFats Waller 1929
Basin Street BluesPort of Harlem Seven 1939
Easy Rider BluesAlbert Ammons 1939
Down HomeClarence Profit Trio 1939
Memories of YouLionel Hampton & his Orchestra{members of the Duke Ellington & John Kirby bands} 1939
Love Me Or Leave MeFats Waller 1929
Love Me Or Leave MeBasie’s Bad Boys 1939
Solid Old ManDuke Ellington & his Orchestra 1939
Gin Mill SpecialErskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939
Black VelvetIllinois Jacquet 1949

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Face the Music 10.31.19:Ninth Nines - Midnight Call

King Porter StompJelly Roll Morton 1939

Damp Weather
Jones-Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929
Harlem Drag
Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten 1929
Harlem FussFats Waller & his Buddies 1929
Squeezin’ the BluesGeorge Shearing  {accordion} 1939
Midnight CallLonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang 1929
Freakish Light BluesKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
Going to Chicago BluesBasie's Bad Boys with Jimmy Rushing 1939
Effervescent BluesJohn Kirby Sextet 1939
You Took Advantage Of MeArt Tatum 1949
Mahogany Hall StompLouis Armstrong & his Savoy Ballroom Five 1929
It Should Be YouHenry Red Allen & his Orchestra 1929
You’re a Pain in the Neck to MeMerline Johnson the Yas Yas Girl 1939
Beezum BluesJimmy Yancey 1939
Boogie Woogie BluesAlbert Ammons 1939
The Moon Is LowFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
Early Session HopLionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1939
Adams’ AlleyIllinois Jacquet 1949

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Face the Music 10.24.19“Blues and Roots” 1929-1959

Naptown SpecialHerve Duerson 1929

Hastings StreetCharlie Spand & Blind Blake 1929

Don’t Drink It In HereBill Johnson’s Louisiana Jug Bandwith Frankie Half Pint Jaxon 1929

Don’t Leave Me HereHenry Thomas 1929

Little Hat BluesLittle Hat Jones 1929

Riding the BlindsEddie Mapp 1929

Baby You WinCharlie Burse & his Memphis Mudcats 1939

Diggin’ My PotatoesWashboard Sam 1939

Breakin’ Em Down TonightMerline Johnson, the Yas Yas Girl 1939

Let ‘Em JumpPete Johnson 1939

Burnin’ HellJohn Lee Hooker 1949

Just Tell Me BabyBig Maceo Merriweather 1949

Cryin’ BluesMoanin’Pedal Point BluesCharles Mingus 1959

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Face the Music 10.17.19:Focus on 1949

note - this program was sabotaged by turntable settings configured for mixology rather than traditional record spinning
i gave up trying to follow the plan about half way through
will attempt to present these great recordings later in the series
Face the Music 10.17.19Eighth Bag O’ NinesFocus on 1949

St. Louis BluesBabs Gonzales 1949

CasbahTadd Dameron Orchestra 1949

Pennies from HeavenStan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949

YesterdaysLennie Tristano Quartet 1949

GodchildChubby Jackson & his Orchestra 1949

JudyLennie Tristano Quartet 1949

Afternoon in ParisJ.J. Johnson’s Boppers 1949

MarshmallowLee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1949

Tea PotJ.J. Johnson Quintet 1949

Fishin’ AroundLee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1949

John’s DelightTadd Dameron & his Orchestra 1949

ElevationElliot Lawrence & his Orchestraarrangement by Gerry Mulligan 1949

Skull BusterStan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949

FocusTadd Dameron’s Big Ten 1949

Lemon DropGene Krupa & his Orchestra 1949

Poop DeckStan Getz-Al Haig /Sextet  1949

WailFats Navaro’s Modernists 1949

Prelude to a NightmareBabs Gonzales 1949

FTM 10.10.19 "Iambic

FTM 10.10.19 "Iambic Pentameter" seventh program coordinated with the numeral nine
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m FallingFats Waller 1929
Can I Tell You?King Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
Relaxin’ at the Touro {take one}Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band 1939
Take Me to the RiverJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Suitcase BluesAlbert Ammons 1939
Police Dog BluesBlind Blake 1929
Hot Dog ManLovin’ Sam Theard withCow Cow Davenport & Tampa Red 1929
Mama Stayed OutBarrelhouse Five Orchestra 1929
Squeeze MeFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
The Way You Look TonightErroll Garner Trio 1949
Just FriendsCharlie Parker with Strings 1949
DardanellaArt Tatum 1949
VampFrankie Newton & his Cafe Society Orchestra 1939
Blues ‘n Bells {take three}Lester Young Sextet 1949
Iambic Pentameter Hubert Fol et ses Be-Bop Minstrelsfeaturing Kenny “Klook” Clarke 1949
IndianaLennie Tristano Quintetfeaturing Warne Marsh live at Birdland 1949
Victory BallMetronome All Starsunder the influence of Lennie Tristano 1949 

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Face the Music 10.03.19: Tempus Fugitsixth program coordinated using the numeral nine
Euphonic SoundsScott Joplin 1909/William Albright 1989
Aunt Hagar’s BluesArt Tatum 1949
Chicago in MindAlbert Ammons 1939
ConcentratingWillie the Lion Smith 1939
Sweet Savannah SueFats Waller 1929
Sweet Savannah SueLouis Armstrong 1929
Subway SobsTiny Parham & his Musicians 1929
The Trumpet’s PrayerKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
Sweet and Low BluesJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Who?Frankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939
Wearyland BluesFrankie Newton & the Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1939
I Gotta Right to Sing the BluesBillie Holiday with Frankie Newton’s Orchestra 1939
Body and SoulColeman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1939
Lester Leaps InCount Basie’s Kansas City Seven 1939
Tempus Fugue-it {Tempus Fugit}Bud Powell Trio 1949
Overtime Metronome All Stars withCharlie Parker & Lennie Tristano 1949

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Face the Music 9.26.19 - Boogie Woogie Stompfifth program coordinated with the numeral nine
Morning AirWillie the Lion Smith 1939
Valentine StompFats Waller 1929
Tiny’s StompTiny Parham & his Musicians 1929
Duet StompJones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight 1929
Boogie Woogie StompAlbert Ammons 1939
Yancey StompJimmy Yancey 1939
Call of the FreaksKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
Port of Harlem BluesPort of Harlem Jazzmen 1939
RosettaFrankie Newton & his Orchestra 1939
St. Louis BluesJames Reese Europe’s 369th Hellfighters Band 1919
Kansas City BluesWilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band 1919

Hello LolaColeman Hawkins & the Mound City Blue Blowers 1929
Strut Miss LizzieEddie Condon & his Band 1939
Jazz BattleJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Cotton Club StompDuke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1939
Miss ThingCount Basie & his Orchestrafeaturing Lester Young & Harry Sweets Edison 1939

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Face the Music 91919: Rollin’fourth program coordinated by the numeral nine
The Blues, Part FourMeade Lux Lewis 1939
West End BluesKing Oliver & his Orchestra 1929
Jet Black BluesBlind Willie Dunn’s Gin Bottle Four 1929
House Dance BluesSpeckled Red 1929
Rolled From Side to Side BluesLittle Hat Jones 1929
Rollin’ the StoneJimmy Yancey 1939
Rockin’ the BluesPort of Harlem Jazzmen 1939
The Duke Steps OutDuke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra 1929
The World is Waiting for the SunriseFrankie Newton’s Orchestra with James P. Johnson 1939
You Meet the Nicest People in Your DreamsFats Waller & his Rhythm 1939
Stomp in FGeorge Shearing 1939
Twelfth Street RagCount Basie & his Orchestra 1939
You’re a Lucky GuyBillie Holiday, Lester Young & the Basie band 1939
Grand Terrace ShuffleEarl Hines & his Orchestra 1939
OkiedokeCharlie Parker with Machito & his Orchestra 1949
MarionetteLennie Tristano Sextet 1949
Sid’s DelightDexter Gordon with Tadd Dameron & his Orchestra 1949

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Face the Music 11.19.15Twelfth Fives or What You Will
Who Pumped the Wind in My Doughnut?Washboard Sam 1935
Put It Where I Can Get ItHociel Thomas withLouis Armstrong’s Jazz Four 1925
Red Mountain BluesBessie Smith 1925
Blue Reefer BluesRichard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards 1935
Kentucky HomeBunk Johnson’s Dance Band 1945
Blanche TouquatouxKid Ory’s Creole Jazz Bandvocal by Cecile Ory 1945
What-Cha-Call-‘Em-BluesFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1925
She’s Crying For MeNew Orleans Rhythm Kings 1925
You Took Advantage of MeBunny Berigan & his Blue Boys 1935
On the AlamoWild Bill Davison & his Commodores 1945
Miff’s BluesMiff Mole with Nick’s Dixieland Band 1945
These Foolish ThingsLester Young Quartet 1945
To a Wild RoseHerman Chittison 1945
The Blue DanubePat Flowers 1945
Street BeatSir Charles Thompson & his All Stars 1945
Billie’s BounceCharlie Parker’s Reboppers 1945

Dizzy Gillespiegrabbed by Rubberlegs

Dizzy Gillespiegrabbed by Rubberlegs Williams behind the Apollo Theater

Charlie Parker &

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie

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Face the Music 11.12.15Eleventh Elevation of Fives:Special report on early modern jazz, 1945
What’s The Matter NowI Want Every Bit Of ItThat’s The Blues4-F Bluesperformed by Clyde Hart’s All-Stars {with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie 
Don Byas & Trummy Young}backing blues shouter Rubberlegs Williams 1945
Dream of YouSeventh AvenueSorta KindaOoh, Ooh, My, My, Ooh, Oohperformed by the same group, billed asJames “Trummy” Young’s All-Stars 1945
D.B. BluesLester Young Quintet 1945
Scufflin’Ike Quebec All-Stars 1945
CherokeeDon Byas Quartet 1945
Ko-KoCharlie Parker’s Reboppers 1945
Line UpLennie Tristano Trio 1955
Be-BopDizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945
Mop-MopColeman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1945
Flat Foot FloogieSlim Gaillard with Bird & Diz 1945
Two Left FeetSkip Hall & his Band 1945

Detroit Jump
Big Maceo & Tampa Red
with drummer Tyrell Dixon 1945

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Face the Music 11.05.15 Tenth Fusillade of Fives
Money is King {calypso}The Tiger 1935
Nothing but the BluesGene Gifford Orchestravocal by Wingy Manone 1935
Snag ItBunk Johnson& his New Orleans Band 1945
Jazz Me BluesIrving Fazola& his Dixielanders 1945
Meddlin’ with the BluesCharlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra 1925
Ha-Cha-NanHoosier Hot Shots 1935
My Best GirlWaikiki Hawaiian Trio 1925
Unfortunate BluesBoston Orchestra – London 1925
EverybodyBert Williams 1915
Ritual Fire Dance{by Manuel de Falla}Larry Adler
{mouth organ virtuoso} – London 1935
Lullabye of BroadwayHarry Roy – “The King of Hot-Cha”& his Orchestra – London 1935
Oriental HoraYiddish Swingtette 1955
Red VelvetJoe Venuti & Russ Morgan 1935
You Fit into the PictureFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Everything’s Been Done BeforeAl Bowlly with Ray Noble’s OrchestraLondon 1935
Why Shouldn’t I?Flip Philips 1945
Stompin’ at the SavoyGene Krupa & his Orchestra 1945
Blue SkiesCount Basie & his Orchestra 1945

Sidney Bechet

Rosa Henderson

Bunk Johnson

Thomas Waller

Richard M. Jones'

Richard M. Jones' Three Jazz Wizards

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Face the Music 10.29.15:9thselection of Fives
Chili PepperFred Longshaw piano solo 1925
Jimmie BluesJimmy Blythe piano solo 1925
29th and DearbornRichard M. Jones’ Three Jazz Wizards 1925
Everything My Sweetie Does Pleases MeRosa Henderson & the Kansas City Four 1925
You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon{But You Done Broke Down}Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong& Fred Longshaw 1925
Lorenzo’s Blues {Morning After Blues}The Carnival Three {James P. Johnson,Omer Simeon & Pops Foster} 1945
Up in Sidney’s FlatBunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet 1945
Gut Bucket BluesLouis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1925
Stop That ThingSleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon 1935
Medley:E Flat BluesAlligator CrawlZonkyFats Waller piano solo 1935
My Very Good Friend the MilkmanFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Medley:You’re the TopBlue Turning Grey Over YouRussian FantasyFats Waller piano solo 1935

I’ve Got the World on a StringHot Lips Page & his Band 1945
Just One of Those ThingsBenny Goodman Sextet 1945
All the Things You AreDizzy Gillespie Sextetwith Charlie Parker 1945

Don Byas

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Face the Music 10.22.15 – 8th set of Fives
Tillie’s Downtown NowBud Freeman & his Windy City Five 1935{opens with rare example of Bud playing clarinet}
Blue DragQuintette du Hot Club de France 1935
Days Beyond RecallBunk Johnson & Sidney Bechet 1945{Bechet confining himself to the clarinet}
Ain’t Misbehavin’Pat Flowers 1945 {Detroit based pianist & Fats Waller devotee}
I Believe in MiraclesFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935{featuring Waller the organist}
StardustColeman Hawkins avec Django Reinhardt 1935
When Somebody Thinks You’re WonderfulFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Slim’s JamSlim Gaillard with Dodo Marmarosa, Bam Brown,Zutty Singleton, Jack McVea, Charlie Parker &Dizzy Gillespie 1945
Black and Tan FantasyDuke Ellington & his Orchestra 1945
Song of the VagabondsArt Tatum piano solo recorded live for V Disc 1945
Texas StompBig Maceo Merriweather & Tampa Red with drummer Tyrell Dixon 1945
Screamin’ BoogieLionel Hampton & his Orchestraextended play V-Disc recording 1945
At the El GrottoWardell Gray with Earl Hines’ Orchestra 1945
What’s ThisIllinois Jacquet & his All Stars 1945
Girl of my DreamsIke Quebec All Stars 1945
Donby {based on “Perdido”}Don Byas Quartet 1945

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Face the Music 10.15.15 – A Seventh Parcel of Fives
Fat Meat and GreensJimmy Blythe piano solo 1925
CharlestonJames P. Johnson player piano roll 1925
Charleston{test pressing with weird novelty vocal outbursts}Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra 1925
Spanish ShawlRichard M. Jones Jazz Wizards 1925
My HeartLouis Armstrong & his Hot Five 1925{first recording as leader of his own band}
Get It FixedRosa Henderson with the Kansas City Four 1925
Toddlin’ BluesBix Beiderbecke & his Rhythm Jugglers 1925
Mishawaka BluesThe Cotton Pickers 1925
TNTFletcher Henderson & his Orchestra 1925
Maple Leaf RagPaul Mares & his Friars Society Orchestra 1935
Bandana DaysThe Carnival Three 1945 {James P. Johnson, Omer Simeon, Pops Foster}
Take It EasyFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Streamline GalWillie the Lion Smith & his Cubs 1935
Runnin’ WildJimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1935
Farewell BluesThe Delta Four 1935{Roy Eldridge, Joe Marsala, Carmen Mastren, Sid Weiss}
BughouseRed Norvo & his Swing Octet 1935{including Bunny Berigan,Chu Berry & Gene Krupa}
Good BaitDizzy Gillespie Sextet 1945
Tippin’ InErskine Hawkins & his Orchestra 1945

Willie the Lion

Oliver Naylor's Orchestra

Oliver Naylor's Orchestra

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Face the Music 10.08.15: A Sixth Parcel of Fives
Hors d’oeuvreMurray’s Ragtime Banjo Quartetwith the Bohemian Band – London 1915
I’m NeutralBert Williams 1915
ManhattanCalifornia Ramblers 1925
Cake Walkin’ Babies From HomeBessie Smith with Henderson’s Hot Six 1925
Bessemer Bound BluesMa Rainey & her Georgia Band{Henderson’s unit withColeman Hawkins blowing bass sax} 1925
Rock, Aunt Dinah, RockCoot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson 1925
Rag Mama Rag {take two}Blind Boy Fuller & Gary Davis 1935
Keep Your TemperThe Gulf Coast Seven withWillie the Lion Smith 1925
Military MikeOriginal Memphis Five 1925
In Harlem’s ArabyThe Get Happy Bandwith Sidney Bechet 1925
Hot AireGeorge Olsen & his Music 1925
Look Who’s Here!The Little Ramblers 1925
Sweet Georgia BrownOliver Naylor’s Orchestra 1925
Rampart Street BluesLovie Austin & her Serenaders 1925
Wolverine BluesAt Hodes Hot Seven 1945
Harlem HotchaThe Carnival Three{James P. Johnson, Omer Simeon & Pops Foster} 1945
King PorterBenny Goodman & his Orchestra{arrangement by Fletcher Henderson} 1935

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Face the Music 10.01.15: Fifth Fives
Cow Cow BluesCow Cow Davenport player piano roll 1925
Ninth Street StompBernice Edwards withBlack Boy Shine & Howling Smith 1935
St. Louis BluesJames P. Johnson piano solo 1945
I Ain’t Got NobodyFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Honeysuckle RoseRed Norvo & his Swing Octet 1935
Got a Bran’ New SuitLouis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1935
AvalonColeman Hawkinsavec Michel Warlop et son Orchestre 1935
Swanee RiverQuintette du Hot Club de France 1935
In Harlem’s ArabyThe Good Time Band 1925
Squeeze MeBuster Baileywith Buddy Christian & Clarence Todd 1925
Buzz MeSippie Wallacewith Albert Ammons & his Rhythm Kings 1945
Mama Don’t Allow {No.1}Washboard Sam 1935
Big Headed WomanSonny Boy & Lonnie 1945
Little Jazz BoogieRoy Eldridge & his Orchestra 1945
Salt PeanutsDizzy Gillespie’s All Star Quintette 1945
Vibe BoogieLionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1945
Illinois StompIllinois Jacquet and the Jacque Rabbits 1945

Charlie Johnson's Paradise

Charlie Johnson's Paradise Orchestra 

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Face the Music 9.24.15 Fourth Fives
Sweet ManJelly Roll Morton player piano roll 1925
Sweet ManGolden Gate Orchestra {California Ramblers} 1925
Don’t ForgetCharlie Johnson’s Paradise Orchestra 1925
Oh Susannah, Dust Off That Old PiannaFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
The BuzzardBud Freeman & his Windy City Five 1935
Bluein’ the BluesIrving Fazola & his Dixielanders 1945
Who’s Sorry Now?Wild Bill Davison & his Commodores 1945
Salty DogSidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1945
Ida, Sweet as Apple CiderHoosier Hot Shots 1935
I’m in the Mood for LoveLouis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1935
Sophisticated LadyLarry Adler, mouth harp virtuoso 1935
Night WindFats Waller & his Rhythm 1935
Conversing in BlueBen Webster with Benny Morton’s All Stars 1945
Blue, Turning Grey Over YouIke Quebec Quintet 1945
Stompin’ at the SavoyFlip Philips 1945

Ma Rainey

Bessie Smith


FACE THE MUSIC - 2/06/14            TURN ON THE HEAT
Turn On the HeatFats Waller 1929
There’ll be a Hot Timein the Old Town TonightBessie Smith & her Band 1927
Hotter Than ThatLouis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1927
Here Comes the Hot Tamale ManCookie’s Gingersnaps 1926
Hot MustardFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1926
Hot MittensMuggsy Spanier withthe Bucktown Five 1924
Hot HeelsEddie Lang & his Orchestra 1929
Gettin’ HotNapoleon’s Emperors 1929
Hot and AnxiousFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1931
Hot and BotheredDuke Ellington & his Orchestrawith Lonnie Johnsonand Baby Cox 1928
Hotter Than HellFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1934
Harlem HotchaThe Carnival Three 1945
It’s HeatedFrankie Half Pint Jaxon 1929
Hot PotatoesBlind Blake with Johnny Dodds 1928
Oh! Sister Ain’t That HotEddie Condon Band withFats Waller & Pee Wee Russell 1940
Hot BiscuitsJay McShann & his Orchestra 1948
Hot MalletsLionel Hampton & his Orchestra 1939
The Heat Is OnRoy Eldridge – Paris - 1951

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Face the Music 1/30/14
Wild Man BluesRoy Eldridge & Claude BollingParis 1951
Heebie JeebiesLouis Armstrong’s Hot Five 1926
Lazy DaddyBix Beiderbecke with the Wolverines 1924kazoo solo by Georg Brunis
Pig Ankle StrutCannon’s Jug Stompers 1928
Mr. Crump Don’t Like It,Ain’t Gonna Have It HereFrank Stokes 1927
Blue Valley BluesVictoria Spivey withErby’s Fidgety Five 1926
When You Were a Gal of SevenTampa Red 1936
Tenor Guitar StompClifford Hayes’ Louisville Stompers 1928
Shoe Shiner’s DragJelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1928
Moten StompBennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1927
Black BeautyDuke Ellington & his Orchestra 1928
Night and DayTeddy Wilson with theEdmond Hall Quartet 1944
Bandana DaysThe Carnival Three{James P. Johnson, Omer Simeon & Pops Foster} 1945
My Gal Sal {Paul Dresser 1905}Harlan Leonard & his Rockets 1940
Lady Be Good“Jones-Smith, Inc.”{Count Basie small groupFeaturing Lester Young} 1936
I’ve Found a New BabyJay McShann Octetfeaturing Charlie Parker 1940
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Sidney Bechet’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1951

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Face the Music 1.23.14
Three Blind MiceBix Beiderbecke withFrankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra 1927
Wolverine BluesJoe Marsala’s Chicagoans 1937
Choo ChooThe Washingtonians 1924
Muscle Shoals BluesBennie Moten’sKansas City Orchestra 1926
Texas Moaner BluesClarence Williams Blue Five 1924
Georgia GrindThomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies 1926
Harlem DragCharlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten 1929
Shanghai ShuffleFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1924
Armor Avenue StruggleJimmy Blythe 1924
FreakishJelly Roll Morton 1929
SneakawayWillie the Lion Smith 1939
Bugle Call RagElmer Snowden Quartetwith Cliff Jackson 1960
Oh Zee Zas RagBlind Boy Fuller 1937
Parlour Social DeluxeSippie Wallace withPerry Bradford’s Jazz Phools 1925
Little Willie BluesJabbo Smith’s Rhythm Aces 1929
Snowy Morning BluesJames P Johnson 1927
D.B. BluesLester Young Quartet 1945
Run Joe
Randy Weston Sextet 1956

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Face the Music 1.16.14
Rooster Rag {Muriel Pollock 1917}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Bughousexylophonist Red Norvo& his Swing Octet {1935}
Grizzly Bear Rag {George Botsford 1910}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Yellow Dog Blues {W.C. Handy 1914}Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra
Moi AussiVictor Marceau, accordion withDjango Reinhardt, banjo
and whistling by one Erardy {1928}
Teasing the Cat {Charles L. Johnson 1916}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Soiree Polka{Stephen Foster 1850}Gilbert Kalish, piano
Kitten the Keys {Zez Confrey 1921}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Coney Island Washboard - take 1{music by Hampton Durand and Jerry Adams, words by Ned Nestor and Aude Shugart 1926}played by the Five Harmaniacs {1926}
Lucy’s Sextette{based on an air from Donizetti’sLucia Di Lammermoor 1835}Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra
Tambourine Song{adaptation of an air from Bizet’s Carmen 1873-74}Morton Gould Orchestra
Emaline {Jimmy McHugh 1921}Benny Goodman’s Orchestrafeaturing Coleman Hawkins {1934}
Alligator Crawl {Fats Waller 1924}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
What Did Romie-O-Juliet(When He Climbed Her Balcony?) - take 1written by Fess Williamsplayed by the Five Harmaniacs {1926}
La Rumba {Tim J. Brymn & William H. Tyers 1913}Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra
Bull Frog Blues {Tom Brown & Gus Shrigley 1916}River Raisin Ragtime Revue
Baltimore Todolo {Eubie Blake 1909}Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra
Castle Doggy – Fox Trot{James Reese Europe 1915}River Raisin Ragtime Revue

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Face the Music 1.09.14
Everybody’s RagAlonzo Yancey 1943
Dustin’ the KeysJimmy Blythe &W.E. “Buddy” Burton 1928
Jazzing AroundEubie Blake Trio 1917
Shanghai HoneymoonState St. Ramblers 1928
Memphis Blues--Mister CrumpPrince’s Band 1914
St. Louis NightmareState St. Ramblers 1928
Too Much MustardEurope’s Society Orchestra 1913
Tack It DownState St. Ramblers 1928
I’ve Got That ThingKing Oliver’s Orchestra 1929
Down Home RagWilbur C. Sweatman 1916
Pleasure MadState St. Ramblers 1928
Dallas BluesWilbur C. Sweatman’sOriginal Jazz Band  1918
Freakish Light BluesKing Oliver’s Orchestra 1929
Brown Skin MamaState St. Ramblers 1928
Everybody Does It in HawaiiKing Oliver’s Orchestra 1929
Louisiana Blues {Take B – Test Pressing}Eurreal Wilford “Little Brother” Montgomery 1931
Frankie and JohnnyKing Oliver’s Orchestra 1929
Make Me a Pallet on the FloorGus Cannon 1963

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 Face the Music 1.02.14
Afghanistan{pop song of 1920, arranged by Zez Confrey,realized by Artis Wodehouse}
Sonatine Bureaucratique{send-up of the Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 by Muzio Clementi}composed by Erik Satie in 1917played by Aldo Ciccolini
Smokey MokesVess L Ossman, banjorecorded by Emile Berliner in 1900
That Lovin’ Traumerei{based upon an air by Robert Schumann}sung by Al Jolson with studio orchestra 1912
Tin Roof Bluessung by Edna Hicks withpiano accompaniment by Lemuel Fowler 1923
You’ve Got the Right Key, But the Wrong Keyholesung by Virginia Listonwith Clarence Williams’ Blue Five{including Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet} 1924
Honey Where You Been So Long?Ma Rainey with Lovie Austin’s Blues Serenaders{including Tommy Ladnier & Jimmy O’Bryant} 1924
Shake It All Night LongBuddy Moss, vocal & guitar 1934
I Got to Have a Little MoreKansas Joe McCoy{aka the Mississippi Mudderaka Mud Dauber Joe} with Chuck Segar, piano 1934
Shorty George BluesSippie Wallace accompanied bypianist Eddie Heywood, Sr. 1923
Take Me for a Buggy RideBessie Smith with Buck & his Band 1933
Lay Your Racket DownLeola Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson 1933
Come On DownThe Jolly Two{Walter Roland & Sonny Scott} 1933
Struttin’ My StuffLucille Boganaccompanied by pianist Charles Avery 1933
Blues in E Flatxylophonist Red Norvo & his Swing Octet 1935
Harlem Bluescomposed in 1922 by W C Handyperformed by Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m GoneSidney DeParis Blue Note Stompers 1951
Fragment/Honky Tonk Train BluesMeade Lux Lewis film soundtracks 1946

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Face the Music 12/26/13
WCBN 88.3 FM

two-hour broadcast 6-8 PM
culmination of a thirteen-week series
music from 1913, 1923, 1933 & 1943

Zez Confrey 1923

Pastime Rag No.1
Artie Matthews 1913
piano solo by William Bolcolm

To a Wild Rose/
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fats Waller piano solo 1943

Blackbirds Medley
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1933

Sundown Blues
W.C. Handy 1923
played by Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra *

Honeysuckle Rose
Joe Sullivan piano solo 1933

In a Mist
Red Norvo 1933

Jogo Blues
W.C. Handy 1913
played by Carl Wolfe’s Orchestra *

Ain’t Misbehavin’/
Two Sleepy People
Fats Waller V-Disc 1943

Saturday Night Fish Fry Drag
Joseph Robichaux & his
New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933

Take Me For a Buggy Ride
Bessie Smith 1933

Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson 1933

My Butcher Man
Memphis Minnie 1933

Gimme a Pigfoot
Bessie Smith 1933

That’s What the Bird Sang to Me
Fats Waller V-Disc 1943

Yellow Jacket Girl
Al Jolson 1913

Whipped Cream Rag
Fred Van Eps 1913

Advertising Plant’s Baking Powder
George Graham, E. Berliner record 1896

Baking Powder Blues
Lucille Bogan 1933

Hungry Man’s Scuffle
The Jolly Jivers 1933

The Corn Huskers/We’re Going Around
From Scott Joplin’s Opera Treemonisha

Tyrolienne Turque
Erik Satie 1913
played by Aldo Ciccolini

A Real Slow Drag
from Treemonisha
published separately in 1913
played by Max Morath’s Quartet

My Old Man
The Spirits of Rhythm 1933

Tin Roof Blues
Original Memphis Five 1923

Barrel House Blues
Ma Rainey 1923

Up the Country Blues
Sippie Wallace 1923

Texas Tea Party
Benny Goodman’s Orchestra 1933

Kokey Joe
Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1933

Yeah Man
Scorpion Washboard Band 1933

Improvisations on Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
James P Johnson piano solo 1943

Untitled Phrases – cartoon soundtrack
Meade Lux Lewis & sound effects 1943

Hold Tight, Want Some Communism
Charlie & his Orchestra 1943

Esquire Bounce
Leonard Feather’s All-Stars 1943

Rockin’ in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1943

Merry Go Round
Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra 1933

Boogie Woogie
played by “The Addicts”
Charlie Parker & Billy Eckstine 1943

All Music Guide review by arwulf arwulf:

As a compendium of both famous and little-known melodies by W.C. Handy, Carl Wolfe's “Where the Blues Began” is virtually unparalleled. Twenty-one instrumental interpretations are performed by a wind sextet (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, two saxophones, and tuba) backed by violin, banjo, and piano. Wolfe's informative liner notes provide contextual background for each melody, and the overall listening/reading experience is also a highly rewarding history lesson. For example, "Harlem Blues," published in 1923, contains a passage from the folk song "I've Laid Around This Town Too Long"; "Friendless Blues" from 1926 is built around "Got No Mo' Home Than a Dog," and Handy's "Atlanta Blues" of 1924 is closely based upon "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor." Carl Wolfe's devotion to Handy's oeuvre is remarkable, and it's worth noting that nowhere on the exterior album packaging is there any mention of Wolfe or his players. The star of the show is William Christopher Handy. His old-time blues-based melodies published during the years 1913-1932 are beautifully presented in a rather austere manner of which the composer would surely have approved.

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Face the Music 12/19/13
brought to you by the number three
through the medium of long playing phonograph records

Mama’s Gone, Good-Bye
Steve J. Lewis, player piano roll 1923

Ragtime Oriole
Fred Van Eps, banjo 1923

Barentanz {Alexander’s Ragtime Band}
Zigeuner Kapelle Primas Berkes Bela, Budapest 1913

In a Boat
Rünos Jazzband, Stockholm 1923

Railroad Man
Gene Fosdick’s Hoosiers 1923

T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do
C.A. Matson’s Creole Serenaders 1923

Trinidad Carnival Songs
Cyril Monrose’s String Orchestra 1923

Ven Guaricha – Rumba
Orquesta Typique Cubain, Paris 1933

Tomi Tomi – Kanui & Lula
Hawaiians recording in Paris 1933

Don Dean y sus Estudiantes de Hollywood
Buenos Aires 1933

Ted Weems Orchestra 1933
incidental whistling by Elmo Tanner

St. Louis Blues
Lanigiro Quartet, Zurich 1943

San-Lui Blus
Gos. Zhaz-Ork. BSSR P.U. Eddi Rozner
Moscow, late1943-early 1944

South of the Border
Charlie & his Orchestra
Nazi propaganda big band swing
recorded in Berlin 1943

Honeysuckle Rose
Hot Club Frankfurt 1943

Queer Notions
Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1933

Straighten Up and Fly Right
King Cole Trio 1943

Mop Mop {Boff Boff}
Esquire All Stars 1943
with Coleman Hawkins & Art Tatum

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Face the Music – WCBN FM – 12/12/13
Something DoingScott Joplin/Scott Hayden 1903
Alagazam MarchArthur Pryor’s Band 1903
Buddy’s HabitKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Shake Your FeetHenderson’s Club Alabam Orchestra 1923
TearsKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Foot ScuffleJoseph Robichaux & his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933
I Ain’t Gonna Tell NobodyKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
DinahScorpion Washboard Band 1933
Room Rent BluesKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Mortgage BluesFrankie Half Pint Jaxon 1923
Guitar RagSylvester Weaver 1923
I’m Down in the DumpsBessie Smith 1933
Whatcha Gonna Do?Walter Roland & Sonny Scott 1933
Moppin’ and Boppin’Fats Waller & the “Beale Street Boys” 1943
Afternoon of a Basie-iteLester Young Quartet 1943
Sweet Georgia Brown {Charlie Parker  blowing tenor sax 
- nearly eight minutes of improvisationrecorded in a hotel room in Chicago in 1943}

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Face the Music 12/05/13including King Oliver’s only Columbia recordings

Kismet Rag {composed 1913}Scott Joplin & Scott Haydenplayed by William Albright
The PearlsJelly Roll Mortonpiano solo 1923
Bull Blues {E Flat Blues No.2}Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923
Camp Meeting BluesKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
MelancholyErnest Stevens Trio 1923from an Edison Diamond Disc
London {Cafe} BluesKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Beaucoupe de JazzThomas Morris Past Jazz Masters 1923
New Orleans StompKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
That’s A-PlentyNew Orleans Rhythm Kings 1923
Chattanooga StompKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Every TubJoseph Robichaux & his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933
Mahogany Hall StompLouis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1933
I’m Rhythm Crazy NowHorace Henderson & his Orchestra 1933
I Got RhythmThe Spirits of Rhythm 1933
I Got RhythmRed Feather Triolive at Frenchy’s Jazz ClubMilwaukee 1943
I Got RhythmLester Young with Dickie Wells’ Orchestra 1943
Three Guesses – Variations on “I Got Rhythm”Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie“Redcross Jam Session”Room 305 Savoy Hotel, ChicagoFebruary 15th 1943

This is what

This is what I Freeformed on WCBN 11/28/13, in reverse order, with radio waves from other galaxies provided near the end by Dr. Fiorella Terenzi.From 6:30 to 7:00 I read most of the introduction to Lizzie Collingham's "The Taste of War - WWII & the Battle for Food". Music bed for this recitation was Dmitri Shostakovich's Trio for Piano and Strings No 2 in E minor, Op. 67 played by the The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.

the beatles it's all too much yellow submarine capitol
united future organization poetry and all that jazz united future organization brownswood/talkin loud/verve forecast

diamanda galas                            
 reap what you sow                  
 the singer                                                   
bonzo dog band turkeys let's make up and be friendly/cornology emi
van morrison ringworm/you say france and i'll whistle/blow in your nose/nose in your  brown eyed beginnings/jamming session

bonzo dog band sport {the odd boy} keynsham/bonzo dog cornology emi
zeph & azeem hidden bonus track rise up om hiphop

tom waits step right up small change asylum

allen ginsberg vomit express holy soul jelly roll rhino word beat

the fugs how sweet i roamed from field to field {by william blake} the fugs first album fantasy

allen ginsberg nurse's song {innocence} by william blake holy soul jelly roll rhino word beat

villon music theatre ensemble heaulmiere's aria: ha, vieillesse felonne et fiere ego scriptor cantilenae: the music of ezra pound other minds

ornette coleman - howard shore - the london philharmonic orchestra naked lunch original soundtrack recording milan

don pullen with the chief cliff singers & the african brazilian connection reservation blues sacred common ground blue note

sun ra & his arkestra D{iscipline} 27 love in outer space leo

shadow columbus lied columbus lied shanachie

a.r. kane a love from outer space to scratch that itch: a luaka bop compilation luaka bop

jim pepper custer gets it comin' and goin' europa

david murray high priest shakill's warrior diw columbia

don pullen with the chief cliff singers & the african brazilian connection the eagle staff is first sacred common ground blue note

boris berman tossed as it is untroubled & beginning of daughters of the lonesome isle john cage: music for prepared piano, volume two naxos

lester young sextet crazy over j-z {take one} lester young - complete savoy recordings savoy jazz

charlie parker's reboppers now's the time complete savoy studio sessions savoy

john lee hooker huckle up baby the classic early years 1948-1951 jsp

lightnin' hopkins don't need no job collected works - volume two jsp

howlin' wolf just my kind the chess box chess mca

memphis jug band {1930} cocaine habit blues memphis jug band yazoo

little howlin' wolf {recorded may 1982 on the bank of the illinois river} shuk schuck shodi cool truth solidarity solidarnosc records

rahsaan roland kirk island cry natural black inventions - root strata atlantic/32 jazz

charo disco bolero charo & guitar universal wave

bernd glemser vivace {beginning of third movement, sonata no. 8 in b flat major op. 84} prokofiev piano sonatas volume one naxos

eugene chadbourne volunteered slavery country protest chadbourne archive edition

joy harjo & poetic justice a postcolonial tale letter from the end of the twentieth century silver wave

the pogues the band played waltzing matilda rum sodomy & the lash wea/stiff

robbie robertson sacrifice {featuring the voice of leonard peltier} contact from the underworld of redboy capitol

talitha mackenzie sheatadh cailleach - the old woman's reel solas shanachie

georges bizet/morton gould prelude carmen - for orchestra by morton gould rca victor living stereo

finbar furey jig: rocking the baby traditional irish pipe music transatlantic/wooded hill

ashley mac isaac the b flat cloggs helter's celtic loggerhead records

karol stoch band {1929} dance in the stone tavern fire in the mountains - polish mountain fiddle music volume one: the karol stoch band yazoo

the odessa balalaikas all the gossips left for home the art of the balalaika nonesuch

ashley mac isaac beaton's delight hi how are you today? ancient music incorporated/a&m

meridian brothers la gitana me ha dejado {salsa electronica} desesperanza sound way

zuco 103 na mangueira     whaa! zir 22

Here's a seed

Here's a seed bed of music that might well materialize on the WCBN wavelength Thursday from 3PM to 6:30 PM. Followed by a 30 minute live reading from a book about famine & war, and from 7 PM to 8 PM an hour filled mostly with recordings made in the years 1923 & 1933. The art of freeform is the marrow of WCBN FM.
potential & probable artists panoramic freeform broadcast wcbn 88.3 fm 11/28/133 PM-6:30
Zuco 103Meridian BrothersMorton Gould’s OrchestraKarol Stoch BandAshley MacIsaacFinbar FureyTalitha MacKenziePoguesCharoLightnin’ HopkinsJohn Lee HookerMemphis Jug BandLittle Howlin’ WolfHowlin’ WolfEugene ChadbourneRahsaan Roland KirkLester YoungYusef LateefJohn ColtraneDon Pullen with the Chief Cliff Singers & the African Brazilian Connection Jim PepperShadowICP Orchestra featuring Garrett ListPharoah Sanders with Maleem Mahmoud GhaniaLeo smithA.R. KaneDavid MurrayMin BulUnited Future OrganizationAfro Blue BandMichael Ray& the Cosmic KreweSun Ra& his ArkestraDen RaThomas BucknerDavid MossElliott SharpMick VranichJack KerouacEzra PoundSoundtrack from Naked LunchDiamanda GalasMartial SolalBonzo Dog BandVan MorrisonFugsAllen GinsbergRotationsTornadosMC5Captain Beefheart & his Magic BandBeatlesDr. Fiorella TerenziPauline OliverosDieterich BuxtehudeSergei Prokofiev
John Cage

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Face the Music 11/28/13
Weeping WillowScott Joplin 1903William Albright piano solo 1989
I’ve Got the World on a StringLouis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1933
Night Shift BluesEdmond Hall’s Blue Note Jazzmen 1943
Yodelin’ Blues {test pressing}Bessie Smithaccompanied by Fletcher Henderson 1923
Unlucky BluesIvory Chittison & Banjo Joe 1933{Herman Chittison & Banjo Ikey Robinson}
Hambone Am SweetFour Southern Singers 1933
Railroad StompThe Jolly Two 1933{Walter Roland & Sonny Scott}
Caprice RagJames P. Johnson piano solo 1943
Last Night on the Back PorchOriginal Capitol OrchestraHayes, Middlesex England October 1923
Alligator HopKing Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – October 1923
Barney GoogleOriginal Capitol OrchestraHayes, Middlesex England October 1923
Zulus BallKing Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – October 1923
Just HotFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra – October 1923
Working Man’s BluesKing Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – October 1923
Krooked BluesKing Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – October 1923
Shreveport BluesClarence Williams Blue Five – November 1923
Ain’t Misbehavin’Fats Waller with Zutty Singleton’s Orchestra 1943
HallelujahFats Waller V-Disc piano solo 1943

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Palm Leaf RagScott Joplin, 1903piano solo by William Albright 1989
Grandpa’s SpellsJelly Roll Morton piano solo 1923
Twelfth Street RagRichard M Jones piano solo 1923
Sugar BluesJohnny Dunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1923
Nobody in Town Can Bake a Sweet Jelly Roll Like MineBessie Smith 1923
I’m Cert’ny Gonna See ‘Bout ThatClarence Williams & Sara Martinaccompanied by Fats Waller 1923
He May Be Your Dog, But He’s Wearing My CollarRosa Henderson 1923
Where Did You Stay Last Night?King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
You Simply Got Me CuckooKaplan’s Melodists 1923
West Indies BluesEsther Bigeou with Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra 1923
Dippermouth Blues {Okeh version}King Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Runnin’ WildLadd’s Black Aces 1923
Jazzin’ Babies BluesKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923
Guitar StompThe Jolly Two{Walter Roland & Sonny Scott} 1933
I’ll Be Ready When the Great Day ComesLeo Scat Watson & The Spirits of Rhythm 1933
Ain’tcha Got MusicColeman Hawkins, Henry Red Allen& their Orchestra 1933
Ain’tcha GladHorace Henderson & his Orchestra 1933
High SocietyLouis Armstrong & his Orchestra 1933

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Maple Leaf RagNew Orleans Rhythm Kings 1923 {Gennett}
Snake RagKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923{Okeh}
Clarinet MarmaladeNew Orleans Rhythm Kings with Jelly Roll Morton 1923 {Gennett}
Sweet Lovin’ ManKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923{Okeh}
Mr. Jelly LordNew Orleans Rhythm Kings with Jelly Roll Morton 1923 {Gennett}
High Society RagKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923{Okeh}
London BluesNew Orleans Rhythm Kings with Jelly Roll Morton 1923 {Gennett}
Sobbin’ BluesHigh Society RagKing Oliver’s Jazz Band 1923{Okeh}
He’d Have to Get Under, Get Out and Get UnderBilly Murray’s Victor recording, November 14, 1913
Piano StompThe Jolly Jivers – Walter Roland & Sonny Scott 1933
King Kong StompJoseph Robichaux & his New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1933
PanamaWild Bill Davison & his Commodores 1943
Carolina BalmoralJames P. Johnson piano solo 1943
Jamaica ShoutColeman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1933
Hawkins BarrelhouseColeman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1943
I Never KnewLester Young Quartet 1943
Roll ‘Em PeteJoe Williams, Albert Ammons & Pete Johnsonlive at Frenchy’s Jazz Club, Milwaukee 1943

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Face the Music – 11/07/13 Hot Sides from 1923, 1933 & 1943{preshow list of potentials & probabilities}
Sweet ButterKaplan’s MelodistsEdison Diamond Disc - October 1923
Apple SauceOriginal Capitol Orchestra 1923
Snake Rag {Gennett version}King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 1923
Do Doodle OomFletcher Henderson’s Orchestra 1923
Dixie BluesDunn’s Original Jazz Hounds 1923
Low Down PapaFats Waller – player piano roll 1923
Stingaree BluesAlberta Hunter accompanied by Fats Waller 1923
Keeps On Rainin’Bessie Smith 1923
Stormy WeatherJoseph Robichaux’s New Orleans Rhythm Boys 1923
Dark CloudsColeman Hawkins, Henry Red Allenand their Orchestra 1933
Unfortunate Milley {Calypso}Wilmoth Houdini 1933
Jookit JookitThe Jolly Jivers{Walter Roland & Sonny Scott} 1933
VoodteColeman Hawkins & his Orchestra 1943
Just You, Just MeLester Young Quartet 1943
Shorty BooAndy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy 1943
Dance of the GremlinsCount Basie & his OrchestraHollywood, June 1943
Pine CreekAlbert Ammons & Pete JohnsonLive at Frenchy’s Jazz Club1819 East North Avenue, MilwaukeeOctober 1943

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Face the Music to air 10/24/13Recordings from 1923, 1933 & 1943

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October 10 2013
Recordings made during the Year 1923
presented in collaboration with Weston Hughes

Wolverine Blues
Jelly Roll Morton piano solo

E Flat Blues No.2
Thomas Morris Past Jazz Masters

Kiss Me Sweet
Armand J. Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra

Nervous Blues



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Face the Music 7.11.13Tin Ticket II

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Face the Music 6.27.13Fats Waller {Chapter 9}

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