viernes, mayo 30, 2008


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La Alborada del Gracioso

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra
Cut off my legs and call me shorty (1940)
Decca 3235

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra: Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Shelton Hemphill, Henry "Red" Allen, Bernard Flood (tp) Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Charlie Holmes, Rupert Cole (as) Bingie Madison, Joe Garland (ts) Luis Russell (p,cond) Lee Blair (g) George "Pops" Foster (b) Sidney Catlett (d). New York, May 1, 1940

jueves, mayo 29, 2008



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Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
(vocal The Rhythm Boys)
Happy Feet (1930)
Columbia 2164-D

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Andy Secrest (cnt) Harry Goldfield, Charlie Margulis (tp) Bill Rank, Boyce Cullen, Wilbur Hall (tb) Jack Fulton (tb) Izzy Friedman (cl) Chester Hazlett (cl,b-cl,as) Bernard Daly (as,ts) Charles Stickfaden (as,bar) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,bassoon) Roy Mayer (ts,fl) Matt Malneck, Kurt Dieterle, Mischa Russell, John Bowman, Joe Venuti, Otto Landau, Ted Bacon (vln) Roy Bargy, Lennie Hayton (p, arr)) The Rhythm Boys: Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Harry Barris (vcl trio) Paul Whiteman (dir). Los Angeles, February 10, 1930

miércoles, mayo 28, 2008



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Frankie Laine
(V.Bloom-Jacob Gadé)
Columbia 39585

martes, mayo 27, 2008

Femme Couchée

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Django Reinhardt [*]
Claire de lune (1947)
Vogue (F)LD668-30

[*] Issued in an album entitled "Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France-Django Story". Recorded for the soundtrack of the unfinished film "La fleur de l'age". Michel de Villers (cl) acc by Eddie Bernard (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Willy Lockwood (b) Al Craig (d). Paris, April 16, 1947

lunes, mayo 26, 2008

Lonely Woman

Seated Nude

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Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Lonely Woman (1947)
Capitol 10125

Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez (tp) Ken Hanna (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) George Weidler, Art Pepper (as) Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (d) Jack Costanzo (bgo) June Christy (vcl) Pete Rugolo (arr). Hollywood, October 22, 1947

domingo, mayo 25, 2008

Esteticismo / Aesthetisism


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Un dibujo estético (Pa' variar) / An aesthetic drawing (For a change)

Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven
You're as pretty as a picture
Victor 26005

Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven: Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Johnny Mince (cl) Skeets Herfurt (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Graham Stevenson (d) Edythe Wright (vcl). Hollywood, Ca., July 9, 1938

sábado, mayo 24, 2008



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Sweet Violet Boys
I Married A Mouse Of A Man
Vocalion 4714

viernes, mayo 23, 2008


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King Oliver
You were only passing time with me (1930)
(Alex Hill)
Victor 23011

King Oliver, Henry "Red" Allen, Dave Nelson, Henry Allen (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) 2 unknown as one of them doubles on cl, unknown ts, prob Sam Davis (p) unknown g, tu, d and George Bias (vcl). New York, September 12, 1930

jueves, mayo 22, 2008

Tierra de Nadie

No Man's Land

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Al Jolson
Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (1918)
Columbia A-2542

miércoles, mayo 21, 2008

A Froggy Evening

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Clickear aquí para ver vídeo / Click here to watch video

Jelly Roll Morton
Froggie moore (Frog-I-more) (1924)
Paramount 14032

Jelly Roll Morton (p) solo. Chicago, April/May 1924

martes, mayo 20, 2008



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Wynonie Harris
Bite again bite again (1946)
(Wynonie Harris)
King 4252

Wynonie Harris (vcl) acc by Hal Singer, Tom Archia (ts) Joe Knight (p) Carl Wilson (b) Clarence Donaldson (d). New York, December 23, 1946

lunes, mayo 19, 2008

Black Maria

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Black Maria. (El Camioncito)

Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Black Maria (1940)
Bluebird 10624

Fats Waller and his Rhythm: John Hamilton (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Fats Waller (vcl,p) John Smith (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d). Chicago, IL., January 12, 1940

domingo, mayo 18, 2008



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Blind Blake
He's in the jailhouse now (1927)
Biograph BLP12023

Blind Blake [*] (vcl,g) acc. by Gus Cannon (bj). Chicago, c. November 1927

[*] Guitar, singer. Born Arthur Blake (or possibly Phelps) probably in Jacksonville, Florida, around 1895 and died around 1933. Blind Blake made many recordings for Paramount from 1926 to 1932. Blake had a fantastic drive and terrific guitar style. He had some influence on many other blues singers such as Big Bill Broonzy. His voice has a nasal sound and is easily recognizable. It is a pity that Blake died so young as the recording techniques were not extremely good in those days.

sábado, mayo 17, 2008


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Memphis Slim
Beer-drinking woman (1940)
Bluebird 8584

Memphis Slim [*] (vcl,p) acc by Leroy Batchelor (imitation-b). Chicago, October 30, 1940.
[*] Piano, vocal. Real name Peter Chatman. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, September 3, 1915 and died Paris, February 24, 1988.

viernes, mayo 16, 2008

Photo Opportunity

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Concert Acc. Du Jeffry's Jazz Max Rogé De L'Empire
Si Les Photos Pouvaient Parler
Du Film "La Vie En Rose"
Paroles De Jean Boyer
(De Sylva, Brown & Henderson)
Pathé X.3874

jueves, mayo 15, 2008

Goin' Places


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Una Mae Carlisle
Stop going through the motions (1947)
National 9044

Una Mae Carlisle (vcl,p) acc. by unknown (g) prob. Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d). New York, December 22, 1947

miércoles, mayo 14, 2008



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El enjuiciamiento a París

Buster Bailey and his Sextet
April In Paris (1940)
Varsity 8337

Buster Bailey and his Sextet: Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d). New York, May 1940

martes, mayo 13, 2008



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Pete Brown's Hot Five
Ooh Wee (1944)

Pete Brown's Hot Five: Pete Brown (as) Kenny Watts (p) Al Casey (g) Al Matthews (b) Eddie Nicholson (d). New York, July 11, 1944

lunes, mayo 12, 2008


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Fats Waller and his Rhythm
Headlines In The News (1941)
Bluebird 11188

Fats Waller and his Rhythm: John Hamilton (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Fats Waller (vcl,p) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d). New York, May 13, 1941

domingo, mayo 11, 2008


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Nick Lucas, The Crooning Troubadour
Side By Side (1927)
Brunswick 3512

Nick Lucas (g, vcl)

sábado, mayo 10, 2008



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Raymond Scott Orchestra
Shavetail (Roxy Special) (1944)
V-Disc 357

Raymond Scott Orchestra: Les Elgart, Charlie Shavers, Melvin "Red" Solomon, S.J. Koty, Henry "Benny" Morton, Billy Pritchard (tb) Artie Baker, Milt Yaner (as) Wolffe Tayne, Dick Harris (ts) Stan Webb (bar) Henry "Billy" Rowland (p) Tommy Kay (g) Israel Crosby (b) Gordon "Specs" Powell (d) Raymond Scott (dir). NBC Broadcast, "For The Record", New York, October 9, 1944

viernes, mayo 09, 2008

Super Duper

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Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
Helpless (1951)
MGM 11108

Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra: Al Grey (tb) Johnny Board (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Floyd Dixon (p) Chuck Norris (g) Roy Johnson (b) Ellis Bartee (d) Sonny Parker (vcl). Los Angeles, October 16, 1951

jueves, mayo 08, 2008

Ultimo Acto

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Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra
The last jump (A jump to end all jumps) (1939)
Bluebird B10389

Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra: Charlie Shavers, Bobby Burnet, Johnny Mandell, Charles Huffine (tp) Billy May (tp,arr) Ben Hall, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Charlie Barnet (as,ts) Kurt Bloom, Gene Kinsey (as) Don McCook, James Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stevens (b) Ray Michaels (d). New York, July 17, 1939

miércoles, mayo 07, 2008

Paso de Ganso

Goose step

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Barney Bigard Trio
Step Steps Down (1944)
Signature 28114

Barney Bigard Trio: Barney Bigard (cl) Eddie Heywood (p) Shelly Manne (d). New York, January 22, 1944

martes, mayo 06, 2008



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Benny Carter and the Ramblers (1937)
Black bottom
Decca (Du)F42121

Benny Carter and the Ramblers: George van Helvoirt, Jack Bulterman (tp) Marcel Thielemans (tb) Wim Poppink, Andre van der Ouderaa (cl,as) Benny Carter (ts,cl,as) Sal Doof (ts) Nico de Rooy (p) Jack Pet (b) Kees Krananburg (d) Theo Uden Masman (dir). Laren, March 24, 1937

lunes, mayo 05, 2008

Dibujo Anaglífico


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Dibujo Anaglífico (Hecho a las apuradas)
Anaglyphic Drawing (Just a quickie)

Bobby Hackett
A Room With A View (1950)
Columbia CL6156

Bobby Hackett (tp) Charlie Queener (p) Danny Perri (g) Bob Casey (b) Cliff Leeman (d). New York, September 13, 1950

domingo, mayo 04, 2008

Puesta de sol


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Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Sultry Sunset (1946)
(Duke Ellington)
Musicraft 466

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Russell Procope (as,cl) Al Sears (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (d). New York, November 25, 1946

sábado, mayo 03, 2008



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Robert Johnson
Stones in my passway (1937)
Conqueror 8973

Robert Johnson (vcl,g). Dallas, June 19, 1937
Singer, guitar. Born Hazlehurst, Miss., May 8, 1911 and died Greenwood, Miss., August 16, 1938 . Little is known of this brilliant singer and guitar player except for the fact that he started recording less than 2 years before he was murdered. He led a violent life in which women must have played a very important role and his irregular life caused him to have many ennemies. Robert was a great specialist of the rural blues style and must be considered as one of the real giants. His guitar playing was very typical and his voice warm and pleasant. His songs are real poems and most of them reflect partly some of his life experiences.

viernes, mayo 02, 2008

Figura Sentada

Seated Figure

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Bud Powell
Yesterdays (1950)
Mercury 11047

Bud Powell (p). New York, February 1950

jueves, mayo 01, 2008

Toro Retocado

Retouched Bull

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Ray Noble's American Band
The Touch Of Your Lips (1936)
(Ray Noble)
Victor 25277

Ray Noble's American Band: Charlie Spivak, Sterling Bose (tp) Glenn Miller, Bud Smith (tb) Milt Yaner, Johnny Mince (cl,as) Johnny Van Eps (ts) Mike Doty (ts,bar) Claude Thornhill (p) George Van Eps (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Bill Harty (d) Nick Pisani, Fritz Prospero, Dan d'Andrea (vln) Al Bowlly (vcl). New York, March 19, 1936