Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

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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Annie Ross, 1930 — 2020

July 29, 2020

Jazz singer Annie Ross died last week at the age of 89. In 1952, as a member of vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, she set words to saxophonist Wardell Gray’s composition “Twisted” and performed it in a classic recording. The National Endowment for the Arts named her an NEA Jazz Master in 2010.

More:

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

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I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

March 29, 2020

“I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water,” attributed to Eddie Miller, recorded by Lou Rawls, 1962. Lou Rawls (vocalist), Les McCann (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Ron Jefferson (drums).

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I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water

March 21, 2020

“I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water,” attributed to Eddie Miller, recorded by Lou Rawls, 1963.  Big Band directed by Onzy Matthews.

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Honeysuckle Rose

February 29, 2020

“Honeysuckle Rose,” written by Fats Waller with lyrics by Andy Razaf, performed by Anita O’Day, 1963.

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If You Go Away

September 29, 2019

“If You Go Away,” an adaptation of Jacques Brel‘s “Ne me quitte pas,” with English lyrics by Rod McKuen, recorded by Helen Merrill and Stan Getz, 1990.

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), Helen Merrill (vocal), Joachim Kühn (piano), Daniel Humair (drums), Jean-Francois Jenny Clark (bass).

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