1/8/2008 Dig Up The Roots

 

Eddie Condon was a high school kid in the 19-teens when he started playing jazz in Chicago. Along with Bix, he and 4 other youngsters took their sound to New York and changed the world.

Bunny Berigan had a sound coming out of his trumpet that had only one rival: Louis Armstrong. Bunny lived fast and hard and was dead at the age of 33.

We heard jam sessions from radio transcriptions; early session and arrangements from the likes of the Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller and a young sideman named Benny Goodman. Vocal stylings from the Boswell Sisters, Lee Wiley and Mildred Baily made this a pretty swingin' 2 hours.

Playlist Tracks: 
Bunny Berigan and his Boys - Rythym Saved The World
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Eddie Condon's Jazz Concert Allstars - Imprpmptu Ensemble
Album: Jazzum 4; Label: Jazzum
The Boswell Sisters The Dorsey Brothers - Put That Sun Back In The Sky
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Jam session narrated by Alistair Cooke - China Boy Someday Sweetheart
Album: Great Swing Jam Sessions Vol 1; Label: Immortal Sessions
Connie Boswell - My Lips Want Kisses
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
The Boswell Sisters The Dorsey Brothers - Doggone, I've Done It
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Mildred Baily with Dorsey Brothers Orch - Is That Religion?
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Connie Boswell, Art Kahn His Orchestra - You'll Never Get Up To Heaven That Way
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Glenn Miller Orchestra - A Blues Serenade / Moonlight on the Ganges / In A Little Spanish Town / Solo Hop
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Eddie Condon's All-Stars - There'll Be Some Changes Made
Album: Jammin' At Condon's; Label: Columbia
Eddie Condon and his Orchestra featuring Famous Jazzmen - Improvisation For The March Of Time
Album: Ivy League Jazz; Label: Decca
Chick Bullock His Levee Loungers with Lee Wiley - I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Bunny Berigan and his Boys - I'd Rather Lead A Band
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Bunny Berigan and his Orchestra - Caravan
Album: Jazz for people who hate Jazz; Label: RCA
Adrian Rollini's Orchestra - Sweet Madness / Savage Serenade
Album: New York Jazz 1928 - 1933; Label: Historical Records
The Boswell Sisters The Dorsey Brothers - I Thank You Mister Moon
Album: Bunny Berigan: The Key Sessions 1931 - 1937; Label: JSP
Carmichael's Collegians - March of the Hoodlums
Album: New York Jazz 1928 - 1933; Label: Historical Records
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Mood Indigo / Hot and Bothered / Creole Love Song
Album: Jazz From New York 1928 - 1932; Label: Historical Records
Air Date: 
January 8, 2008

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