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Face the Music

Face the Music 9.05.13Anamule Dance No.3
Mule WalkJames P. Johnson piano solo 1943Originally released on a twelve inch 78 rpm Blue Note record
Frog Tongue StompLovie Austin’s Blues Serenaders 1926
Wolverine BluesJelly Roll Morton Triowith Johnny & Warren “Baby” Dodds 1927
I’m Looking for a Little BluebirdJelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers 1930
Bull Frog BluesCharles Pierce Orchestra 1928
Black Horse StompFletcher Henderson Orchestra 1926
Camel HopRed Nichols with the Hottentotts 1925
Buffalo RagVess L. Ossman banjo solo 1909
Yellow Dog BluesW.C. Handy’s Memphis Blues Band 1922
Cat’s HeadJoe Manone’s Harmony Kings 1927
Three Blind MiceskySlam Stewart Trio 1945with Erroll Garner &Harold “Doc” West
That’s What the Bird Sang to MeFats Waller on V-Disc September 1943{note that Waller clearly says & sings the word “sang”, not “said”}
Dance of the OctopusRed Norvo, marimba 1933with Benny Goodman blowing bass clarinet
Crawfish BluesBarney Bigard withZutty Singleton’s Creole Band 1944
Kat’s FurBen Webster 1944
Viper’s DreamQuintette of the Hot Club de France 1937
Swinging the ElksJelly Roll Morton’s Hot Seven 1940
Tiger RagWashboard Rhythm Kings 1932