Wayne’s Music 5/6 January 2013. Saturday Jan 5th … 56’ minutes. 1930s instrumentals revisited.
By The Sleepy Lagoon a light orchestral serenade to come from the pen of Eric Coates in 1930, apparantley inspired by Coates looking out over a beach in West Sussex.
Bye Bye Blues Bert Kaempfert with one of the smoothest versions of the 1930 standard, which has been recorded by everybody who’s anybody in the music business at some stage of their careers.
You’re Driving me Crazy Zoot Simms, the tenor sax man was one of the movers and shakers with the swing outfits of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton, then went on to some extraordinary recording dates with Chet Baker and many others.
March Of The Bob Cats Bob Crosby’s Bob cats in 1938 with the theme and guiding spirit of the band
Smoke gets In Your Eyes Teddy Wilson would have to be included on anyone’s list of jazz giants as an essential contributor to piano innovation.
Ciribiribin Enoch Light’s salute to the big bands – this time he stays loyal to the Harry James solo when he was with Benny Goodman’s band.
Bugle Call Rag the King Of Swing, Benny Goodman
Caravan Barney Bigard.
Clap hands Here Comes Charley Chick Webb’s band recorded this in 1937
Dark Town Strutters Ball Pee Wee Hunt played jazz that was straight from Dixie –
Ida Red Nichols Pennies with one of the band’s most remembered arrangements recorded in 1956.
Floyd’s Guitar Blues Floyd Smith playing lead guitar in Andy kirk’s Clouds Of Joy in 1939.
Begin The Beguine Artie Shaw with the famous piece Col Porter composed during a 1935 Pacific Cruise aboard Cunard’s “Fanconia”.
In An Eighteenth Century Drawing Room Raymond Scott American composer, band leader, pianist, engineer, recording studio maverick,
Three Little Words Gene Krupa’s Chicagoans – the Windy City was a hotspot for youngsters such as Gene krupa,Jess Stacy, Israel Crosby and Benny Goodman (well, they were young in 1935) when this was recorded – it was a pure jam session, no written music.
Would You Like To Take A Walk Art Tatum Trio - technical brilliance which is strictly Tatum – not all the fine jazz of the big band era was by BIG bands …
Soft Shoe Shuffle Geraldo’s orchestra emerged from the Gaucho Tango band which entertained guests at The Savoy Hotel in London in the 1930s –
Wayne’s Music Sunday January 6th 2013. PART ONE
I’ve Got My Love To keep me Warm Les Brown and His Band of Renown with an irving Berlin favourite
Once In A While Bob Crosby’s Bobcats did so much to popularize modern swing music and alter the course of history within the pop music field.
Song Of India Tommy Dorsey plays the famous piece from Rimsky-Korsakov's 1898 opera Sadko, with Bunny Berigan's real trumpet, standing out grandly like a moonlit Taj Mahal.
Between The devil And The Deep Blue Sea Teddy Wilson, the violinist and pianist who majored in Music Theory in Alabama – he made his commitment to be a full-time jazz musician in 1929.
A String Of pearls Enoch Light salutes the music chart of The Glenn Miller Band.
Toy Trumpet Raymond Scott He composed not on paper, but "on his band" — by humming phrases to his sidemen, or by demonstrating riffs and rhythms on the keyboard and instructing players to interpret his cues. It was all done by ear,
Moon Glow the famous tune that has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded numerous times by a wide array of musical talents.
Clarinet Marmalade Pee Wee Hunt straight from Dixie.
I’m Sorry I made You Cry Capitol Jazzmen reflecting the spirited, swinging, go for broke jazz of the Depression.
Four Or Five Times Jimmie Lunceford at one time billed as the most exciting band of all time.
Swingin’ The Blues Count Basie –
Pink Elephants Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang took this undistinguished pop tune and transformed it into something listenable in a session with top musicians in New York in 1933.
I Never Knew Big Sid Catlett
Them There Eyes Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with the Quintette Of The Hot Club de France
Thanks For Everything Helen Forrest cut her first commercial discs with Artie Shaw’s band which she joined just before her 20th birthday in 1938
I Want To Rock Cab Calloway The Hi De Ho man one of the great showmen of the Big band era – this comes from a session with his band in Chicago in 1942.
How Am I To Know Helen Ward with teddy Wilson’s band,
Blowin Up A Storm here is Woodrow Wilson Herman blowing up a storm
Dream A little Dream Of me a couple of Titans of American Popular culture, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – both from under-privileged backgrounds, who rose to the greatest heights through their music.
Basin Street Blues Firehouse Five plus two -
Brand New Dolly The Count Basie Band in 1947 – with Jimmy Rushing on vocals.
Sing Sing Sing benny Goodman – the first US jazzman to be invited to play in Russia – and he did much to break down the racial barriers in the music business during the 30s by hiring Lionel Hampton and teddy Wilson on a permanent basis.
The prisoner’s Song here’s a rare glimpse of Bunny berigan’s “growl” trumpet.
That’s A Plenty one of Chicago’s famous sons in the jazz field is Muggsy Spanier – remembered as the brilliant cornet player …
The World Is Waiting For The sunrise George lewis – one of the forgetten men of swing and jazz -
For Dancers Only here’s one for Dancers Only … from the Jimmie Lunceford Band.