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March 4, 2007

A Classic Era Jazz & Blues shuffle – 1917-1931 (more or less)

Filed under: Radio Open Source Conversations — Nick @ 9:32 pm

Here’s a 120-minute shuffle from a 23-and-a-half hour playlist. NONE of these songs could ever have been envisaged as elements of ‘albums’, since albums didn’t exist until the advent of 33 1/3 turntables. Note the variety of performers in this 1/12th slice of my admittedly modest ‘Classic’ collection (and yes, it’s currently heavy on King Louis Satchmo & the supreme Duke E.: the 20th century American Mozart).

1. “Chimes Blues” – Louis Armstrong, 1923
2. “Some Of These Days I’ll Be Gone” – Charley Patton, date uncertain
3. “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South” – Louis Armstrong, 1931
4. “Hit Me In The Nose Blues” – Ozie Ware & The Whoopie Makers (with Duke Ellington), 1929
5. “St. Louis Blues” – Warren Mills & His Blues Serenaders, 1929
6. “Muskrat Ramble” – Louis Armstrong, 1926
7. “Mean Old Bedbug Blues” – Bessie Smith, 1927
8. “Misty Mornin’” – Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, 1928
9. “The Blues I Love To Sing” – Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, Adelaide Hall – vocal, 1927
10. “Just an Hour of Love” – Benny Meroff & his Orchestra (with Bix Beiderbecke), 1927
11. “There’s A Cradle In Caroline” – The Broadway Bellhops (with Bix Beiderbecke), 1927
12. “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” – Louis Armstrong, 1927
13. “Tiger Rag” (1) – The Mills Brothers, 1931
14. “Auburn Ave. Stomp” – J. Neal Montgomery, 1929
15. “King Porter Stomp” – Jelly Roll Morton, 1926
16. “Move Over” – Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, 1928
17. “Humpty Dumpty” – Frankie Trumbauer & his Orchestra, 1927
18. “Casa Loma Stomp” – The Casa Loma Orchestra, 1930
19. “Double Check Stomp” – Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra, 1930
20. “Sail On Little Girl” – Leadbelly, date uncertain
21. “Doin’ The Frog” – Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra, 1928
22. “How Come You Like Me Like You Do?” – Florence Bristol, 1924
23. “Morning Sun Blues” – Mary Johnson, date uncertain
24. “Prayer of Death” (Part 2) – Charley Patton, date uncertain
25. “Pick a Bale o’ Cotton” – Leadbelly, date uncertain
26. “Things About Comin’ My Way” – Mississippi Sheiks, date uncertain, but no later than 1931
27. “Lazy River” – Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra, 1930
28. “Swamp Blues” – Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra, 1927
29. “Song of Dawn” – Jack Hart & His Band, 1930
30. “When the Levee Breaks” – Memphis Minnie, 1929
31. “You Rascal You” – The Mills Brothers, 1931
32. “Blues of the Vagabond” – The Harlem Footwarmers (Duke and his lads by another name), 1929
33. “Sugar Foot Stomp” – Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band, 1927
34. “Come On Boys Let’s Do That Messin’ Round” – Blind Blake, date uncertain
35. “Dry Bone Shuffle” – Blind Blake, date uncertain
36. “Bessie Couldn’t Help It” – Billy Cotton & his Band, 1930
37. “The Blues With A Feeling” – Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, 1928
38. “Leaving Blues” – Leadbelly, date uncertain
39. “I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle” – Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, & Fletcher Henderson, 1925
40. “Black And Tan Fantasy” – Mills’ Ten Blackberries (another Ellington guise), 1930
41. “Grandma’s Farm” – Big Bill Broonzy, 1930
42. “Pail In My Hand” – Edna Wilson, 1926

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