Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

So What: Coltrane vs Miles Davis, 1960

June 23, 2019

“So What,” written by Miles Davis, recorded on tour in Stockholm, 1960. Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums).

More:

“Listening to Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s Final Tour,” Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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Root Hog Or Die

May 25, 2019

“Root Hog Or Die,” written by Herb Morand and Joe McCoy and recorded by them with the Harlem Hamfats, 1938.

Herb Morand (vocals, trumpet, Joe McCoy (guitar), Odell Rand (clarinet) Charlie McCoy (guitar, mandolin), Horace Malcolm (piano), John Lindsay (bass), Fred Flynn (drums).

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The Final Countdown

May 11, 2019

“The Final Countdown,” written by Joey Tempest, performed by Gunhild Carling and friends for Postmodern JukeboxScott Bradlee, piano and arrangement. Video by Braverijah Sage.

Original 1986 recording here.

Gunhild Carling website

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Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair

April 6, 2019

“Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair,” written by Fletcher Henderson (as George Brooks), recorded by Bessie Smith and Her Blue Boys, 1927. Bessie Smith (vocalist), Buster Bailey (clarinet), Charlie Green (trombone), Fletcher Henderson (piano), Joe Smith (trumpet).

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Roots Medley

March 2, 2019

“Roots Medley,” by the Venezuelan Project, 2017. Medley: “Merenguisimo” by Josu Ortiz, “Blue Ensemble” by Carlos Capacho, and “Pajarillo,” a Venezuelan Folk song. Josu Ortiz (piano), Eduardo Betancourt (harp), Carlos Capacho ( Venezuelan cuatro), Ali Tovar (electric bass), Alexis Soto (percussion).

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Baby, What’s Your Alibi

February 3, 2019

“Baby, What’s Your Alibi,” lyrics by Langston Hughes, music by David Martin, recorded by Nellie Lutcher. Probably 1950.

Nellie Lutcher (vocal, piano), Stanley Morgan (guitar), Benny Booker (bass), Lee Young (drums).

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The Old Man Of the Mountain

December 8, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “The Old Man Of the Mountain,” a 1933 cartoon based on A recording by Mr. Calloway of a song written by Victor Young, with lyrics by Billy Hill. This Fleischer Studios production was animated by Bernard Wolf and Thomas Johnson. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear (rotoscoped) as themselves. Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop, singing) and Bonnie Poe  ( Betty Boop, speaking).

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‘St James Infirmary Blues’ from Betty Boop’s ‘Snow White’

December 1, 2018

A excerpt from the 1932 cartoon version of the “Snow White” fairytale by Fleischer Studios includes Cab Calloway‘s recording of the classic “St James Infirmary Blues.” Principal animator: Roland Crandall.  Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), and Cab Calloway (Koko the clown).

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Minnie the Moocher

November 24, 2018

Cab Calloway and Bettie Boop co-star in “Minnie the Moocher,” a 1931 cartoon based on Mr. Calloway’s career-defining mega-hit record. A Fleischer Studios production animated by Willard Bowsky, Ralph Somerville, and Bernard Wolf. Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra appear as themselves (sort of). Voice actors are Mae Questel (Betty Boop), Billy Murray (Bimbo), and Max Fleischer (presenter).  Hi De Hi De Hi De Ho.

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Jubilee Stomp

November 17, 2018

“Jubilee Stomp composed by Duke Ellington in 1928, performed by Tuba Skinny on Royal Street in New Orleans.

Shaye Cohn (cornet), Todd Burdick (sousaphone), Robin Rapuzzi (washboard), Jason Lawrence,(banjo), Max Bien Kahn (guitar), Greg Sherman (guitar), Barnabus Jones (trombone).

Tuba Skinny website

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