Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

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).

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Tea for Two

October 21, 2018

“Tea for Two,” written by Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans, recorded by Beverly Kenney, 1954.  Tony Tamburello, piano.

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Ball and Chain

October 7, 2018

“Ball and Chain,” written by Cliff Burwell with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, recorded by Beverly Kenney, 1956.  Bob Pancoast piano; Johnny Smith, guitar; George Roumanis, bass; Jerry Segal, drums.

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The Things We Did Last Summer

September 30, 2018

“The Things We Did Last Summer,” written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, performed by Beverly Kenney, 1954. Tony Tamburello, piano.

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Ball and Chain

September 23, 2018

“Ball and Chain,” written by Cliff Burwell with lyrics by Mitchell Parish, recorded by Beverly Kenney, 1954. Tony Tamburello, piano.

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