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Postby jazzjester » Sun July 16 2006 07:34 PM

On this first day of the New Year we begin with a couple of firsts beginning with a recording from an album originally titled First Time….

Duke Ellington / Count Basie - Seque In C July 1962 First Time The Count Meets The Duke – Columbia

Frank Sinatra / Count Basie - I Won’t dance – Oct 1962 An Historic Musical First - Reprise

Count Basie – Switch In Time Sammy Nestico arr. Straight Ahead – Chessmates 1968

Bobby Darin – I Didn’t Know What Time It Was from the Great American Songbook and an album called Love Swings originally on Atco released on Collectors Choice music a few years ago. A Bobby Darin album that was recorded in March 1961 but not released until July after Darin had left the Atco label for greener pastures at Capitol Records 22:00

Big college football day today. But college football was just as big in the 30s and 40s as it is today evidenced by this set

Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra and Clambake Seven - Stompin' at the Stadium September 1938 Charlie Spivak, Yank Lawson (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,arr) Buddy Morrow (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce (as,arr) Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (ts,vcl) Edythe Wright, Lp TD 1937 & 1938 Bluebird

Bob Crosby and his Orchestra - Swingin' at the Sugar Bowl (nl vcl) October 1938 Zeke Zarchy, Billy Butterfield (tp) Irving Fazola (cl) Matty Matlock (cl,as) Eddie Miller (ts,cl) Bob Zurke (p) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Bob Haggart (b) Ray Bauduc (d) Bob Crosby (vcl,dir) Bob Crosby His Orchestra And Bobcats – Jazz Archives

Glenn Miller – In The Mood Dec 31 1941 Chesterfield Show Broadcast A Legendary Performer - Bluebird

The jazz world lost a number of greats in 2005. Among the most well known were Hammond B3 man Jimmy Smith and pianist vocalist Shirley Horn heard this set

Shirley Horn – Come Dance With Me 1991 You Won’t Forget me – Verve nominated for a Grammy 1991 Best Jazz Vocal Perf.

Jimmy Smith – Big Fat Mama 1960 Ike Quebec tenor Blue Mitchell trumpet Open House / Plain Talk – Blue Note

Shirley Horn – Just In Time 1994 I Love You Paris - Verve

Jimmy Smith – Kenny Burrell – Blue Bash title track to a 1963 release on Verve 56:00

John Lewis - Two degrees east, three degrees west February 1958 John Lewis piano, Connie Kay on drums. Percy Heath on bass who passed away April 28th at 81. Heath’s gentle, swinging bass underpinned the Modern Jazz Quartet for more than 40 years.

Oscar Brown Jr – Dat Dere composition by Bobby Timmons…words by Oscar Brown Jr as rec in 1960 and from the release Sin & Soul - Columbia I’m sad to say that when OSCAR BROWN JR. died in Chicago May 29th, at age 78, he was broke, under-employed and nearly forgotten. The man who penned the lyrics to such classic tunes as "Work Song" Dat Dere and "Afro Blue," had been reportedly scraping by for years

Conte Candoli All Stars - Macedonia February 3, 1960 Conte Candoli (tp) Buddy Collette (ts) Vince Guaraldi (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Stan Levey (d) Little Band Big Jazz – Fresh Sound STAN LEVEY, professional boxer, modern jazz drummer and photographer. Stan Levey died April 19th. Levey was a professional heavyweight boxer in 1942 to 1944, the year he made his recording debut with Barney Bigard. He went on to record with some of the all time greats in Jazz and was a photographer later in life 13:00

Celebrating the new year and looking back in tribute at some of the jazz greats we lost last year. Hopefully you’re doing all right today and you maintained last night. Such was not the case for Louis Prima on one particular night in 1962.

Louis Prima & Gia Maione with Sam Butera and the Witnesses - Go back where you stayed last night Louis Prima, Gia Maione (vcl) acc by poss. Morgan Thomas (tp) Lou Sineaux (tb) John Nagy (p) Allan Seltzer (g) Roland J. "Rolly Dee" Dilorio (b) James Vincent Faraci (d) Sam Butera (vcl,sax) Harrah's Club, Lake Tahoe, CA, August 31, 1962

Nat King Cole - Pick yourself up Nat King Cole (vcl) George Shearing (p,arr) acc by large orchestra, Ralph Carmichael (cond,arr) Nat King Cole sings/George Shearing plays – Capitol

Amos Milburn – Bad Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn (vcl,p) acc by Maxwell Willie Simpson (bar) Chuck Norris (g) Harper Crosby (b) Eldeen McIntosh (d) September 1950 Amos Milburn – Bad Bad Whiskey 1946 – 1950

Jack McVea All Stars – Whino Oct 1945

Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot eyes February 1951 Wynonie Harris (vcl) acc by : Frank Galbreath (tp) Alfred Cobbs (tb) Buddy Lucas (as) Big John Greer (ts) Bill Graham (bar,as) Herbert "Duke" Parham (p) Carl Pruitt (b) Sol Hall (d) The Best Of Wynonnie Harris – Rhino 30:00

Jazz bassist AL MCKIBBON, 86, died August 5 McKibbon one of the last great string bass players from the bop era, performed with guys like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. He also recorded frequently in the 1950s with George Shearing.

George Shearing/Dakota Staton - Easy August 1957 Emil Richards (vib) George Shearing (p) Toots Thielemans (g,hca) Al McKibbon (b) Percy Brice (d) In the night - Capitol

Billy Eckstine with Pete Rugolo's Orchestra - Lullaby of the leaves early 1958 Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (tp) Bud Shank (as) Gerald Wiggins (p) Red Callender (b) Larry Bunker (d) died March 8 at 76. Bunker started playing with bassist Howard Rumsey at the famous Lighthouse Cafe in Hermosa Beach in the early 1950s.

Milt Jackson - Sermonette January 5, 1957 Joe Newman (tp) Lucky Thompson (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Horace Silver (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Connie Kay (d) Plenty, plenty soul: Atlantic Reedman ELI "LUCKY" THOMPSON was 81 when he died July 30 in Seattle

Dinah Washington - [No, no, no] You can't love two June, 1954 Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by Paul Quinichette (ts-1) Wynton Kelly (p) Barry Galbraith, George Barnes (g) Keeter Betts (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) The bassist KETER BETTS died August 6th, 2005 At 77. Keter played in bands with Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Woody Herman, Nat Adderley, Joe Pass, Clifford Brown and Vince Guaraldi to name a few. 45:00

Jimmie Lunceford - Le jazz hot (so arr) January 3, 1939 Cheatin' on me (ty,trio vcl; so arr)
Eddie Tompkins (tp,vcl) Paul Webster (tp) Sy Oliver (tp,vcl,arr) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Trummy Young (tb,vcl) Willie Smith (cl,as,vcl,arr) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Dan Grissom (cl,as,vcl) Jimmie Lunceford (as,arr) Ted Buckner (as) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Trio (vcl) : Sy Oliver, Willie Smith , Eddie Tompkins; Eddie Durham, Leon Carr (arr)

Benny Goodman – Down South Camp Meetin August 1936 The Birth Of Swing 1935-1936 - Bluebird

Benny Goodman - Swingtime in the Rockies (jm arr) June 1936 Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon Chris Griffin in the trumpet section. Griffin died, on June 21st, aged 89. He was with Goodman, 1936-39 and for two years was part of the most celebrated trumpet sections in history sitting next to Elman and James.

Lester Young – This Years Kisses

Billie Holiday – This Years Kisses
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