Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - A Foggy Day


A Foogy Day (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown)



A Foogy Day (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown) · Fred Astaire · Oscar Peterson · Charlie Shavers · Flip Phillips · Barney Kessel · Ray Brown

The Continental (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown)



The Continental (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown) · Fred Astaire · Oscar Peterson · Charlie Shavers · Flip Phillips · Barney Kessel · Ray Brown

I Won´t Dance (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown)



I Won´t Dance (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown) · Fred Astaire · Oscar Peterson · Charlie Shavers · Flip Phillips · Barney Kessel · Ray Brown

The Way You Look Tonight (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel...



The Way You Look Tonight (feat. Oscar Peterson, Charlie Shavers, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel and Ray Brown) · Fred Astaire · Oscar Peterson · Charlie Shavers · Flip Phillips · Barney Kessel · Ray Brown

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fats Waller & Art Tatum play Stardust, piano solos



1. Fats Waller, 1937
2. Art Tatum, 1938 (3:14)

Log Cabin Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Five (w Buster Bailey) (1928)



Ed Allen, c / Buster Bailey, cl / Clarence Williams, p / Cyrus St. Clair, bb / Floyd Casey, wb. New York, April 18, 1928.

Pretty Baby - Louisiana Rhythm Kings (Red Nichols, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Adrian Rollini)



Red Nichols, c / Tommy Thunen, t / Glenn Miller c, tb / Jimmy Dorsey, cl, as / Babe Russin, ts / Adrian Rollini, bsx / Jack Russin, p / Wes Vaughan, g / Gene Krupa, d. New York, January 27, 1930

Bud Freeman - Satanic blues


Bud Freeman - You're my everything


Monday, June 27, 2016

Doc Severinsen - Airmail Special



Mike Bryan Electric Guitar 
Georgie Auld Tenor
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Harry Sheppard Vibes
Derek Smith Piano 
Jack Lesberg bass 
Mousie Alexander Drums

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ralph Stanley - Bluegrass legand dead at 89

Please follow link to original  --  and complete obit.  We lost another great one.
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http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/06/23/ralph-stanley-bluegrass-legend-dead-89/86038242/

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley died Thursday night after a battle with skin cancer, according to aFacebook post by his grandson, Nathan Stanley.
Dr. Stanley was 89 years old and a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. After receiving an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University in 1976 (and another one from Yale in 2014), he was known to fans worldwide as "Doctor Ralph."
Singing was as natural as breathing for Ralph Edmund Stanley, who was born Feb. 25, 1927, on Big Spraddle Creek in Dickenson County, Virginia. His first public performance was in church, and when he was 11 years old, his mother said that he could either have a pig or a banjo. Luckily for music fans everywhere, he chose the latter. His style of banjo picking—which, like the man himself, had no frills—would go on to influence countless musicians.
"You don't replace a Ralph Stanley," said Eric Gibson of bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers. "His voice sounds like it has been here since time began."
"He sang mountain music, and he took what he did very seriously," added singer-songwriter Paul Burch, who recorded with Dr. Stanley and opened for him on a UK tour. I think he wanted other people to hear the beauty of the region that he came from." .........

I Saw The Light / The Stanley Brothers


Ralph Stanley - Ill Fly Away


Ralph Stanley and Patty Loveless - Pretty Polly


Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys - "Oh, Death"


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Howard McGhee Quartet - Shades of Blue



Personnel: Howard McGhee (trumpet), Junior Mance (piano), George Tucker (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thoughts on Orlando

Has anyone else noticed how pro and anti gun talk has crowded out every other issue of late?  No more about first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights.  All we seem to talk about is either supporting or repealing second amendment rights.  Does anyone other than me remember how "all honest people" (not really) wanted to void the fifth amendment during the era of all the anti-Mafia hearings?  After all, it was said, honest folks have nothing to fear.  Today in the era of "thought crimes" ALL of our Bill of Rights are more important than ever  --  even though we have given up rights for some sort of illusory "security".

By the way, if Mateen does not represent ALL Muslims  --  why does he represent ALL gun owners? 

Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly - Mamacita


BLUE MITCHELL, Samba de Stacy (Boone)



Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Junior Cook (tenor saxophone); Chick Corea (piano); Gene Taylor (bass); Al Foster (drums). Recorded at Van Gelder Studio on Jul 14, 1965

Thursday, June 16, 2016

If I Were A Bell - The Miles Davis Quintet


Miles Davis - trumpet
John Coltrane - tenor saxophone
Red Garland - piano
Paul Chambers - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums

Miles Davis Quintet - It Never Entered My Mind



Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)

Miles Davis Sextet - Freddie Freeloader



Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet), Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums)