Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Betcha Nickel

May 29, 2021

“Betcha Nickel,” written by Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra, 1939.

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Comes Love

May 15, 2021

“Comes Love,” written by Sam H. Stept, with lyrics by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, 1957. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Louie Bellson (drums).

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Without Your Love

May 8, 2021

“Without Your Love,” written by Johnny Lange and Fred Stryker, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1937. Billie Holiday (vocal), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), Lester Young (tenor sax), James Sherman (piano), Freddie Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums).

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Wayfaring Stranger

May 8, 2021

“Wayfaring Stranger,” a traditional song in an unconventional setting, recorded by Eva Cassidy. Released in 1997, a year after her death. Keith Grimes on guitar.

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Yeh Yeh

March 28, 2021

“Yeh Yeh,” written by Rodgers Grant and Pat Patrick, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, recorded by Lambert, Hendricks & Bavan (singers Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Yolande Bavan), 1963.  Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Clark Terry (trumpet), Gildo Mahones (piano), George Tucker (bass), Jimmie Smith (drums). The original instrumental was recorded earlier that year by Mongo Santamaria, and singer Georgie Fame had a UK pop hit with the tune in 1964.

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Don’t Worry ’bout Me

September 19, 2020

“Don’t Worry ’bout Me,” written by Rube Bloom, with lyrics by Ted Koehler, recorded by Annie Ross, 1956. Annie Ross (vocalist), Tony Crombie (piano), Bob Burns (clarinet), Roy Plummer (guitar), Lennie Bush (bass).

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Sermonette

September 13, 2020

“Sermonette,” written by Cannnonball Adderly, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, recorded by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross in 1958. Gildo Mahones (piano), Harry “Sweets” Edison (trumpet), Ike Isaacs (bass), Walter Bolden (drums).

The composer’s brother Nat Adderley recorded an instrumental version of the tune in 1956, and Della Reese recorded the vocal version in 1958.

Young People: back in the last century, TV channels would stop broadcasting late at night and start up again in the morning, and often ran a short religious message or sermonette at these times.

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You’re Nearer

September 12, 2020

“You’re Nearer,” written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, recorded by Annie Ross, 1959. Annie Ross (vocalist), Russ Freeman (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Bill Perkins (tenor sax), Monty Budwig (bass), Mel Lewis (drums).

More:

“Annie Ross, mainstay of ‘the greatest jazz vocal group that ever was,’ dies at 89,” Matt Schudel, Washington Post

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Sermonette

September 6, 2020

“Sermonette,” written by Cannnonball Adderly, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, recorded by Della Reese, 1958. The composer’s brother Nat Adderley recorded a version in 1956.

Young People: back in the last century, TV channels would stop broadcasting late at night and start up again in the morning, and often ran a short religious message or sermonette at these times.

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I Didn’t Know About You

September 5, 2020

“I Didn’t Know About You,” written by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Bob Russell, recorded by Annie Ross, 1965. Annie Ross (vocalist), Lennie Bush (bass), Bob Burns (clarinet), Roy Plummer (guitar), Tony Crombie (piano).

More:

“Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89,” James Gavin, NPR

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