6/2/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

Today's show centered around the Clarinet. Hot Jazz, Eastern European wedding songs and Klezmer tunes. Benny Goodman would have been 100 last Saturday. We played some groups with him as a side man from the early days of jazz: Jack Teagarden, Adrian Rollini and Ben Pollack to drop some names.

The Smithsonian Social Orchestra and Quadrille band jumped in with some 19th Century examples of a good time.

Klezmer Clarinet king Naftule Brandwein blew in and set the standard high while local musician Callie Kalogerson and her Klezmasters did a great tribute to Dave Tarras.

Willie Humphrey and George Lewis stepped up from old New Orleans and laid it all out. We also heard some great work from lost and forgotten groups and sidemen from the late 1920's. Here are some names: Don Murray, Omer Simeon, Jimmy Dorsey, Hymie Wolfson, Izzy Friedman, Chester Hazlett, Peanuts Hucko, and 'Unknown'.

Playlist Tracks: 
Metro-Nome All-Stars - The Blues
Album: Jack Teagarden; Label: RCA Victor Vintage Series
Adrian Rollini's Orchestra - Sweet Madness / Savage Serenade
Album: Vol 19: New York Jazz - 1928-1933; Label: Historical Records
Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra - My Kinda Love
Album: Jack Teagarden; Label: RCA Victor Vintage Series
Joe Venuti's Blue Four - The Wild Dog / The Blue Room
Album: The New York Sessions 1926 - 1935: Eddie Lang Joe Venuti V2; Label: JSP
Joe Venuti's Blue Four - Tempo De Modernage
Album: The New York Sessions 1926 - 1935: Eddie Lang Joe Venuti V4; Label: JSP
Smithsonian Social Orchestra and Quadrille Band - Sontag Polka / Schomberg Gallop
Album: 19Th Cetury American Ballroom Music; Label: nonesuch
Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuka - Kozak Zawydija
Album: 'Spiew Juchasa: Song of the Shepherd: Songs of the Slavic Americans; Label: New World Records
Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band - Marika Duma Pro Duma
Album: Orpeus Ascending; Label: Hannibal
3 Mustaphas 3 - Kopanitsa
Album: Trouble Fezz meets 3 Mustaphas 3; Label: Globestyle / Fez-O-Phone
Naftule Brandwein - Nifty's Freilach / Wie Bist Die Gewesen Vor Prohibition? / Nifty's Eigene
Album: Naftule Brandwein: King of the Klezmer Clarinet; Label: Rounder
Callie Kalogerson and her Klezmasters Orchestra - Tribute to Dave Tarras (Medley)
Album: The Best of Klezmer; Label: Anodyne
Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Clarinet MSweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Bandarmalade
Album: Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH
Billie and De De Pierce And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Peanut Vendor
Album: Billie and De De Pierce And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH
Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Little Liza Jane
Album: Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Label: VPH
Kansas City Five - Get Yourself A Monkey Man and Make Him Strut His Stuff
Album: Vol 11: Collector's Items 1922 - 1930; Label: Historical Records
Cliff Jackson's Krazy Kats - The Terror
Album: Vol 12: Rare and Hot 1925 - 1930; Label: Historical Records
Dixie Devils - Miss Golden Brown
Album: Vol 12: Rare and Hot 1925 - 1930; Label: Historical Records
Coot Grant (Fletcher Henderson) - Have YourChill, I'll Be Here When Your Fever Rises
Album: Vol 20: Collectors' Items; Label: Historical Records
Air Date: 
June 2, 2009

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