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"Polyphonic Normality" with Sarah O (archive)

Divaville Lounge goes Polyphonic
Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 12:00 to 16:00 | Specialty

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Duke Ellington The Mooche The Duke Columbia rec. 1927
The Washingtonians Choo Choo Duke Ellington With the Washingtonians rec. 1924 Ellington's first recording
The Washingtonians Black and Tan Fantasy The Duke Columbia rec. 1927
Duke Ellington v/ Adelaide Hall Creole Love Call Swinging Jazz Favorites rec. 1927
The Washingtonians East St. Louis Toodle-Oo The Duke Columbia rec. 1927
Duke Ellington Orchestra Dreamy Blues Mood Indigo rec. 1930 this was the first version of Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington Orchestra Rockin' in Rhythm An Anthology of Big Band Swing rec 1931
Duke Ellington Orchestra Caravan The Duke Columbia rec 1937 c. trombonist Juan Tizol
Jelly Roll Morton Wolverine Blues Jazz Greats Vol. 17
Jelly Roll Morton How Jelly Roll Got His Name and "Original Jelly Roll Blues" Jelly Roll Morton: Library of Congress Recordings Sampler Rowder Records interview w/ Alan Lomax
Jelly Roll Morton King Porter (A Stomp) Jazz Greats Vol. 17 rec. 1923
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers Black Bottom Stomp Jazz Greats Vol. 17 rec. 1926
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers Sweet Peter Jazz Greats Vol. 17 rec. 1929 the melody of "All of Me" was most likely lifted from this song
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers Burnin' the Iceberg Jazz Greats Vol. 17 rec. 1929
Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers Doctor Jazz Stomp An Introduction to Jelly Roll Morton Best of Jazz rec. 1926 before the Alan Lomax sessions in 1938, this was the only recording of Jelly Roll Morton's voice
Fats Waller Handful of Keys Handful of Fats Pro-Arte rec. 1929
Fats Waller Honeysuckle Rose The Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 JSP rec. 1934
Fats Waller The Minor Drag The Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 JSP
Fats Waller & His Rhythm Blue, Turning Grey Over You The Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4 JSP rec. 1937
Fats Waller I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling The Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 JSP rec. 1929
Tram, Bix & Lang Wringin' and Twistin' 78" Vocalion Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trambauer & Ed Lang
Eddie Coles' Swingsters Honey Hush Nat King Cole 1936-1940 Capitol Nat King Cole's earliest recording, as singer in his brother Eddie's band
Fletcher Henderson Stealin' Apples Little Jazz Trumpet Giant Proper UK
Coon-Sanders' Original Nighthawks Keepin' Out of Mischief Now Golden Age of American Dance Bands Jasmine
King Oliver's St. Louis Jazz Band v/ Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues "Satchmo" Ambassador of Jazz Verve W.C. Handy's most famous composition
W.C. Handy Yellow Dog Blues Memphis Blues Band Memphis Archives rec. 1923
W.C. Handy Livery Stable Blues Memphis Blues Band Memphis Archives rec. 1917
Paul Whiteman Orchestra feat. George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Gershwin Plays Gershwin Naxos rec. 1924 this is the earliest recording of Rhapsody in Blue & its second performance. in the first performance a few months before Gershwin improvised the piano solo, but didn't write it down until later; this is the closest we have to its earliest form as the original performance wasn't recorded
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Diminuedo and Crescendo in Blue Ellington at Newport Columbia rec. 1956 this performance revitalized Ellington's career as a live performer, and nearly started a riot at the Newport Jazz Festival
Duke Ellington Jubilee #117 Jubilee otr-cat.com radio program produced by AFRS to entertain servicemen overseas, this episode was recorded after the war
Artie Shaw Orchestra The Carioca Strike it, Rich! Proper UK
Gene Krupa Orchestra v/ Anita O'Day Thanks for the Boogie Ride Uptown Sony
Ella Mae Morse o/ Freddie Slack Cow Cow Boogie Capitol Records from the Vaults Capitol
Slim Gaillard Trio Vout Boogie Laughing in Rhythm Proper UK
Oscar Aleman Improvisaciones sobre boogie woogie Swing Guitar Masterpieces Acoustic
Louis Jordan Barnyard Boogie Jump, Jive & Boogie Golden Stars
Benny Goodman Live at the Madhattan Room 22 December 1937 Madhattan Room otr-cat.com radio broadcast
Glenn Miller St. Louis Blues The Jazz Collector Edition great request!
Peggy Lee It's a Wonderful World Things are Swingin' Capitol another great one!
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Stompin' at the Savoy Ella and Louis Verve
Frank Sinatra w/ Red Norvo Quintet All Of Me Live in Australia, 1959 Blue Note
Johnny Hartman Almost LIke Being in Love Unforgettable Impulse!
Nat King Cole I'm Shooting High Songs from Stage and Screen Capitol
Sarah Vaughan What Is This Thing Called Love Sassy Swings the Tivoli Verve
Mel Torme Lulu's Back in Town Lulu's Back in Town Bethlehem Archive
Count Basie v/ Joe Williams The Late, Late Show The Complete Atomic Basie Blue Note
Sarah Vaughan Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Cocktails with Cole Porter Capitol