3/4/2008 Dig Up The Roots

 

Guitars and pianos were swinging around my head when this show was being put together. We featured a variety of recordings from Art Tatum that included his first session recording solo, his trio, and jam session and live recordings. Considered by many to be the greatest technical player ever, Art Tatum could shut them up and shut them down, with three of his five hands tied behind his back.

This went into a nice set of boogie piano players (both men and women); a set of women jazz performers groups (including Mary Osborne on guitar!). Thrown around for good measure - jam sessions featuring the guitar of Charlie Christian. Including some tracks recorded in MPLS at the Harlem Breakfast Club in 1939. Anyone know where that was?

Playlist Tracks: 
Charlie Christian Jam Session - Tea For Two
Album: Charlie Christian: Broadcasts and Jam Sessions; Label: JSP
Art Tatum - Tea For Two / Tiger Rag / Sophisticated Lady /
Album: art tatum: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper
Meade Lux Lewis / Albert Ammons / Pete Johnson - Calvacade Of Boogie
Album: Spirituals To Swing; Label: Vanguard
Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Stomp
Album: Blue Note Years Vol 1: Boogie Blues Bop; Label: Blue Note
Meade Lux Lewis - Chicago Flyer
Album: Blue Note Years Vol 1: Boogie Blues Bop; Label: Blue Note
Helen Humes Meade Lux Lewis - Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records
Dorothy Donegan - Piano Boogie
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records
ChristinChatman and Her Orchestra - The Boogie Woogie Girl
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records
Ella Fitzgerald The Ink Spots - Cow Cow Boogie
Album: Boogie Blues: Women Sing Play Boogie Woogie; Label: Rosetta Records
Mary Lou Williams's Girl Stars - Boogie Mysterioso / Timmie Time
Album: Forty Years Of Women In Jazz; Label: Jass Records
Beryl Booker, Mary Osborne June Rotenberg - Low Ceiling
Album: Forty Years Of Women In Jazz; Label: Jass records
Art Tatum and his Band - Corrine Corrine / Lonesome Graveyard Blues
Album: art tatum: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper
Art Tatum Trio - I Got Rhythm / Body Soul
Album: art tatum: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper
Esguire Metropolitan Opera House Jam Session - Mop Mop / Esquire Bounce
Album: art tatum: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper
ArtTatum - Tatum Pole Boogie
Album: art tatum: Piano Grand Master; Label: Proper
Charlie Christian Jam Session - I Got Rythm / Stardust
Album: Charlie Christian: Broadcasts and Jam Sessions; Label: JSP
Cats Vs Chicks - Anything You Can Do
Album: Forty Years Of Women In Jazz; Label: Jass records
Air Date: 
March 4, 2008

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