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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, November 20, 2011 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Benny Goodman Orchestra v/ Martha Tilton Once In a While Madhattan Room Nov 1937 otr-cat.com Divaville Lounge Wayback Machine: 1937
Benny Goodman Trio More Than You Know Madhattan Room Nov 1937 otr-cat.com a review of the year 1937 in popular music!
Benny Goodman Orchestra Life Goes to a Party Madhattan Room Nov 1937 otr-cat.com cowritten by Goodman & Harry James, this was James' theme song when he founded his own band
Benny Goodman Orchestra Swingtime in the Rockies Madhattan Room Nov 1937 otr-cat.com Goodman's swing music was *the* music style of the day
Benny Goodman Quartet Limehouse Blues Madhattan Room Nov 1937 otr-cat.com Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson & Lionel Hampton
Judy Garland Dear Mr. Gable, You Made Me Love You The Complete Decca Recordings MCA/Decca this performance in "Broadway Melody of 1938" was Judy's big break
Bing Crosby The Moon Got In My Eyes Bing! His Legendary Years MCA Bing had been the most successful singer in the US since about 1932
Hal Kemp and His Orchestra This Year's Kisses The Golden Age of American Sweet Bands Jasmine typical of the "sweet" dance orchestra that was popular in the 30s & forgotten today
Larry Clinton Orch v/ Bea Wain True Confession The Very Best of Larry Clinton Collector's Choice Clinton had been Tommy Dorsey's arranger before starting his own band
Tommy Dorsey Orch v/ Edythe Wright The Dipsy Doodle The Seventeen Number Ones RCA Classics Dorsey (with his brother Jimmy) was a talented hot jazz musician in the 20s/early 30s, then he "sweetened" his style and achieved popular success in the late 30s
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra Whistle While You Work Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Columbia/Legacy Shaw was just starting out in 1937, by 1939 he rivaled Goodman for the title "King of Swing"
Henry King Orchestra v/ Joe Sudy The Lady Is a Tramp The Golden Age of American Sweet Bands Jasmine like Hal Kemp, King was popular at the time but obscure today
Django Reinhardt The Sheik of Araby The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order JSP Reinhardt was at the top of his form in '37, before the war split up the Quintette
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Chick Webb Love and Kisses Stomping at the Savoy Proper UK Ella's first ever recording, she was "discovered" at an open talent competition at the Apollo and hired by Webb
Count Basie Orch v/ Jimmy Rushing Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) Complete Decca Recordings Verve in '37 Basie made his first recordings under his own name, previously he had worked with Bennie Moten in Kansas City
Billie Holiday o/ Teddy Wilson I'll Never Be the Same Lady Day Sony one of Holiday's first recodings with Lester Young, they worked together for many years
King Cole Trio On the Sunny Side of the Street Nat King Cole 1936-1940 Classics King Cole Trio was formed in 1937, Nat King Cole and Oscar Moore were one of the great partnerships of jazz. there are no recordings from '37, this is one of their first recordings from 1940 on Ammor label
Louis Armstrong On the Sunny Side of the Street 1937-38 Classics Armstrong recorded this song twice in 1937, this one was exploring a somewhat new style for him
Jimmie Lunceford For Dancers Only Swingsation Jazz Heritage Lunceford had a powerful orchestra that didn't translate as well to studio recordings so didn't achieve as much commercial success as similar bands
Duke Ellington Orchestra Caravan Fitch On the Air otr-cat.com live broadcast from the Cotton Club, March 1937. Duke had just written "Caravan" (with Juan Tizol) and the song was unfamiliar to listeners of the day
Duke Ellington Orchestra v/ Ivie Anderson One, Two, Button Your Shoe Fitch On the Air otr-cat.com this broadcast was several years after the Cotton Club's heyday, they had closed their Harlem location and reopened in midtown
Andrews Sisters Bei Mir Bist du Schoen 50th Anniversary Collection MCA breakout hit for the Andrews Sisters
Xavier Cugat Habanera Hits 1935-1940 Dayl Cugat was the first to popularize Cuban music in the US. Machito moved to New York in 1937 & one of his first jobs was working in Cugat's orchestra
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Playboy Stomp Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys Proper UK in 1937 Milton Brown had just died, leaving Bob Wills the undisputed leader of western swing
Hank Williams Alexander's Ragtime Band The Legend Begins Time Life Entertainment rec. 1938 Williams was only 15 years old! He began his singing career in 1937
Bessie Smith Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer The Essential Bessie Smith Sony Smith died in 1937, this was from her last recording session in 1933 for Okeh. Session included Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden
Robert Johnson Hellhound on My Trail King of the Delta Blues Sony this was one of the top charting songs of 1937, according to Wikipedia which is never wrong
RKO Radio Studio Orchestra Promenade (Walking the Dog) Shall We Dance OST RKO Radio Pictures composed by George Gershwin who died in 1937
Fred Astaire Slap That Bass Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Rhino from "Shall We Dance" Gershwin's use of engine noise as percussion was ahead of its time
Maxine Sullivan NIce Work If You Can Get It Say It With a Kiss Jasmine Sullivan did "cool jazz" before it was a genre
Fred Astaire A Foggy Day Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at RKO Rhino from "A Damsel in Distress" costarred Joan Fontaine
Red Nichols Orch v/ The Three Songies They All Laughed The Golden Age of American Dance Bands Jasmine from "Shall We Dance"
Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra I Can't Get Started Best of Jazz: An Introduction feat. Benny Goodman, Georgie Auld, Bud Freeman, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden, Ray Conniff & Fats Waller
Bing Crosby Sweet Leilani Bing! His Legendary Years MCA from movie "Waikiki Wedding" one of the top 5 hits of 1937 acc. to Wikipedia
Fred Astaire They Can't Take That Away From Me Fascinating' Rhythm Blue Moon from movie "Shall We Dance" one of 1937 top 5 hits, whatever that means; Gershwin's only Oscar nomination
Count Basie Orchestra One O'Clock Jump Complete Decca Recordings Verve #1 charting hit of 1937, whatever that means, it's deserved
Benny Goodman Orchestra Sing Sing Sing Let's Dance Big Band Jump one of the top 5 hits of 1937 acc. to Wikipedia, feat. Harry James & Ziggy Elman, Jess Stacy, Gene Krupa, arr. Jimmy Mundy