8/4/2009 Dig Up The Roots

 

This show centered on Swing jazz, which some view as the death of jazz, some the beginning. Slick, polished and arranged, the maturation of Americas problem child.

We tried to focus on lesser known groups and artists - sidemen, also-rans and some old favorites like Mildred Bailey, Slam Stewart and Mary Osborne. A large amount of this material came from a set of old cassettes (little or no info except names) that were given to me by one of those collectors that greatly impressed me as a youngster. Not only the music, but the names of the tunes, the sheer energy involved and the questioning of who are/were these people.

Playlist Tracks: 
Jonah Jones - Lust For Licks
Album: Cassette; Label:
Charley Shavers - The Bottle's Empty
Album: Cassette; Label:
Ben Webster - Woke Up Clipped
Album: Cassette; Label:
Jimmie Lunceford - Harlem Shout
Album: Cassette; Label:
Slam Stewart - Play Fiddle Play
Album: Cassette; Label:
Lester Young - Just You, Just Me
Album: Cassette; Label:
Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet - Celestial Express
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 2; Label: JSP
Bechet-Spanier Big Four - China Boy
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 2; Label: JSP
Mildred Bailey Her Orchestra - As Long As You Live (You'll Be Dead If You Die)
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper
Noble Sisslle's Swingsters - Okey-Dokey
Album: Cassette; Label:
Clarence Williams' Washboard Four - Yama Yama Blues
Album: Cassette; Label:
Dixie-Land Thumpers - Sock That Thing
Album: Cassette; Label:
Teddy Bunn - Summertime
Album: Hittin' On All Six: A History Of The Jazz Guitar; Label: Proper
Clarence Williams His Orchestra - Beer Garden Blues
Album: Cassette; Label:
Clarence Williams' Washboard Band - Worn Out Blues
Album: all star Jazz Quartets Vol 4; Label: JSP
Red Norvo and his Orchestra with Mildred Bailey - Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper
Woody Herman - Golden Wedding
Album: Cassette; Label:
Johnny Hodges - Rabbit's Blues (You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart)
Album: Cassette; Label:
Lionel Hampton - Vibe Boogie
Album: Cassette; Label:
Herb Ellis - Swedish Pastry
Album: Cassette; Label:
Billy Bauer - Subconcious-Lee
Album: Cassette; Label:
Mary Osborne - Spotlite Allen's Alley
Album: Hittin' On All Six: A History Of The Jazz Guitar; Label: Proper
Gene Krupa - Hamtramck
Album: Cassette; Label:
Benny Carter - Gin And Jive
Album: Cassette; Label:
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with Mildred Bailey - Doin The Uptown Lowdown
Album: Mrs. Swing: Mildred Baily; Label: Proper
Air Date: 
August 4, 2009

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