Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

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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One for My Baby (and One More For the Road)

September 15, 2019

“One for My Baby (and One More For the Road),” written by Harold Arlen, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Billie Holiday, 1957. Billie Holiday (vocalist), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Harry Edison (trumpet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Barney Kessel (guitar), Alvin Stoller (drums), and either Red Mitchell or Joe Mondragon on bass.

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Gotta Give Me Some

August 3, 2019

“Gotta Give Me Some” by Spencer Williams, performed by Tuba Skinny on Royal Street in New Orleans, 2013.

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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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.

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