27 May 2012

Blue Smoke: Golden Ears

From Blue Smoke, 12:01 pm on 27 May 2012

Chris Bourke presents a tribute to one of the giants of New Zealand popular music, the blind Dunedin-born pianist, saxophonist, arranger and record producer Julian Lee, who would later work at Capitol Records in Hollywood.

  • Listen duration 56:11

Music Details - Golden Ears:

Track: Fine and Dandy
Artist: Julian Lee and His Symphony of Magic Pianos
Album: Holidays and Novelties (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 7)
Composer: Kay Swift
Label: Stebbing

Track: Julian Lee interview by Haydn Sherley, 1999
Source: Musical Chairs programme
Location: Radio New Zealand Music, Wellington

Track: Twelfth Street Rag
Artist: Julian Lee, piano, and Martin Winiata, saxophones
Source: 1935 acetate
Composer: public domain
Location: Dennis Huggard/Chris Bourke

Track: Baby You Can Count on Me
Artist: Julian Lee, alto
Album: Auckland Jazz Concert, 1950
Composer: Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
Label: Ode SODET 467

Track: Messin’ Round
Artist: Julian Lee, alto
Album: Auckland Jazz Concert, 1950
Composer: unlisted
Label: Ode SODET 467

Track: There’s a Pawnshop on the Corner
Artist: Mavis Rivers & Julian Lee
Album: Pretty and Popular (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 1)
Composer: Bob Merrill
Label: Stebbing

Track: Noodlin’ Rag
Artist: Mavis Rivers, Crombie Murdoch & Julian Lee
Album: Love on the Wireless (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 2)
Composer: Allen-Roberts
Label: Stebbing

Track: I Love You Because
Artist: Esme Stephens
Album: Esme Stephens & Friends (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 5)
Composer: Leon Payne
Label: Stebbing

Track: Piana Anna
Artist: Julian Lee with the Zodiac Mellotones
Album: Pretty and Popular (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 1)
Composer: unlisted
Label: Stebbing

Track: Gomen Nasai
Artist: Julian Lee with Don Grant Trio
Album: Cosy By the Fire (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 6)
Composer: Benedict Mayers
Label: Stebbing

Track: Oh, Happy Day
Artist: “Sir Hugo” Holme, with Four and Some More
Album: Turn Back the Hands of Time (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 4)
Composer: unlisted
Label: Stebbing

Track: Doghouse Boogie
Artist: “Sir Hugo” Holme, with Four and Some More
Album: Cosy By the Fire (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 6)
Composer: Hawkshaw Hawkins
Label: Stebbing

Track: Just One of Those Things
Artist: Julian Lee And His Symphony Of Magic Pianos
Album: Holidays and Novelties (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 7)
Composer: Cole Porter
Label: Stebbing

Track: Mixed Emotions
Artist: Esme Stephens
Album: Esme Stephens & Friends (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 5)
Composer: Louchheim
Label: Stebbing

Track: Celebration Rag
Artist: Four And Some More
Album: Holidays and Novelties (Archive Series 1945-1956 Vol 7)
Composer: Rodd Arden and Jimmy Harper
Label: Stebbing

Track: Take the A Train
Artist: Julian Lee Trio
Album: 12th National Jazz Festival
Composer: Billy Strayhorn
Label: TJF 74

Track: Judo
Artist: Tasman Connection
Album: Don Burrows Presents the Tasman Connection
Composer: Julian Lee
Label: Cherry Pie L37664

Track: Christopher Columbus/Sing Sing Sing
Artist: Ricky May with the Julian Lee Orchestra
Album: The Best of Ricky May
Composer: Razaf-Berry/E H Morris
Label: EMI 479 657

Track: Shadrack
Artist: Ricky May with the Julian Lee Orchestra
Album: The Best of Ricky May
Composer: Macgimsey
Label: EMI 479 657