Monday, January 2, 2012

Research Note: Jazz, Radio, Modernism


"The position of African Americans in both [Stein's] Brewsie and Willie and American wartime radio reinforces the importance of attending to the form of expressive programs. As content, African American culture and questions of race were not considered outside the purview of radio. A large part of radio's success could be attributed to its popular jazz programming."

Sarah Wilson. "Gertrude Stein and the Radio," Modernism/Modernity, Volume 11, Number 2, April 2004, page 272.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, August 3

Duke Ellington


Sonny Stitt (Jay Jay Johnson's Boppers) * * * Afternoon In Paris * * * Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949 - 1952 * * * Prestige

Sonny Stitt * * * Quartet Nice Work If You Can Get It * * * Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949 - 1952 * * * Prestige

Sonny Stitt (Gene Ammons Band) * * * New Blues Up and Down * * * Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949 - 1952 * * * Prestige

Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian * * * Gloria's Step * * * The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions 1961 * * * Riverside

Vadim Eilenkrig * * * C'est Si Bon * * * The Shadow of Your Smile * * * Butman Music

Oleg Butman * * * Road to the Paradise * * * Passion * * * Butman Music

Blind Boy Fuller with Sonny Terry * * * Mistreater, You're Going To Be Sorry * * * (1935 - 1940) Wolf

Hokum Boys & Jane Lucas * * * Hip Shakin' Strut * * * Shake Your Wicked Knees * * * Yazoo

Original Dixieland Band * * * Dangerous Blues * * * The 75th Anniversary * * * Bluebird

Andy Kirk * * * There's Rhythm in the River * * * Moten Swing * * * Pro-Arte

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra * * * Let Me Off Uptown * * * The Chronological: 1941 * * * Classics

Duke Ellington * * * Echoes of the Jungle * * * Creole Rhapsody * * * Living Era

Duke Ellington * * * Uptown Downbeat * * * Creole Rhapsody * * * Living Era

Duke Ellington * * * Wanderlust * * * The Duke's Men, Vol. 2 * * * Columbia

Duke Ellington * * * A Blues Serenade * * * The Duke's Men, Vol. 2 * * * Columbia

Duke Ellington * * * Diga Diga Do * * * The Duke's Men, Vol. 1 * * * Columbia

Duke Ellington * * * Pigeons and Peppers * * * The Duke's Men, Vol. 1 * * * Columbia

Slim & Sam * * * Dopey Joe * * * The Groove Juice Special * * * Columbia-Legacy

Blind Blake * * * Sweet Papa Low Down * * * The Master of the Ragime Guitar * * * Indigo

Brownie McGhee * * * Million Lonesome Women * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Kokomo Arnold & Signifyin' Mary Johnson * * * Delmar Avenue * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Son House * * * Preachin' the Blues Part 1 * * * Blues in History II * * * History

Tampa Red * * * You Can't Get That Stuff No More * * * Blues in History II * * * History

Mound City Blues Blowers * * * Tailspin Blues * * * Eddie Condon: The Classic Sessions 1928 - 1949 * * * JSP

Joe Marsala's Chicagoans * * * Jazz Me Blues * * * Eddie Condon: The Classic Sessions 1928 - 1949 * * * JSP

Doris Rhodes * * * Let There Be Love * * * Eddie Condon: The Classic Sessions 1928 - 1949 * * * JSP

Eddie Condon & His Town Hall Jazz Band * * * Uncle Sam's Blues * * * Eddie Condon: The Classic Sessions 1928 - 1949 * * * JSP

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Illinois John Fever

Leroy Carr * * * When the Sun Goes Down * * * Blues in History II * * * History

Robert Johnson * * * Love In Vain Blues * * * The Complete Recordings: The Centennial Collection * * * Columbia-Legacy

Dr. Clayton * * * Pearl Harbor Blues * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Sonny Boy Williamson 1 * * * Win the War Blues * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Arthur Big Boy Cruddup * * * Give Me a 32-20 * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Dr. Clayton * * * '41 Blues * * * Blues in History I * * * History

David Edwards * * * The Army Blues * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Homer Harris * * * Atomic Bomb Blues * * * Blues in History I * * * History

Andy Kirk * * * All the Jive Is Gone * * * Moten Swing * * * Pro-Arte

Tony Bennett * * * Let's Begin * * * The Beat of My Heart * * * Columbia-Legacy

Tony Bennett * * * Lullabye of Broadway * * * The Beat of My Heart * * * Columbia-Legacy

Dick Lupino * * * Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)/Come Fly With Me * * * Eclectic Nostalgia * * * DickLupinoMusic.com

Jack Wood * * * Come Rain or Come Shine * * * A Time for Love * * * WoodWorks

Ella Fitzgerald * * * Things Are Looking Up * * * Our Love is Here To Stay * * * Verve

Brian Conigliaro Trio * * * Josie * * * The Economics of Love * * * Hurry Up & Wait

James Cotton * * * Blues for Koko * * * Giant * * * Alligator

Ivan Farmakovsky * * * Morning Blues * * * The Way Home * * * Butman Music

Alexander Berenson * * * Blues for Eugene K. * * * Take Me With You * * * Butman Music

Illinois John Fever * * * Keep To Boogie If Ye Like * * * Now Is Not The Way It Is * * * Ralston Stick

South Memphis String Band * * * Bloody Bill Anderson * * * Home Sweet Home * * * Memphis International

Dave Rawlings * * * Machine To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) * * * A Friend of a Friend * * * Acony

Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers * * * Monkey on a String * * * Old Time * * * Songs County

Mark Growden * * * Shady Grove * * * Lose Me In The Sand * * * Porto Franco

Blind Blake * * * He's In the Jailhouse Now * * * Master of the Ragtime Guitar * * * Indigo

Slim & Slam * * * Swingin' in the Key of C * * * Groove Juice Special * * * Columbia-Legacy

Rum Drum Ramblers * * * If It Have To Be * * * Mean Scene * * * Lightin' Thunders

Louis Armstrong's Hot Five * * * Skid-Dat-De-Dat * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 1 * * * JSP

Ory's Creole Jazz Band * * * Blues for Jimmy * * * Central Avenue Sounds. Disc 1 * * * Rhino

Texas Tommy * * * Jail Break Blues * * * Texas Blues * * * Orbis

Lonnie Johnson * * * Got The Blues For The West End * * * Thirties Blues * * * Orbis

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Bill Evans Trio * * * Solar * * * The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961 * * * Riverside

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong * * * Let's Call The Whole Thing Off * * * Our Love Is Here To Stay * * * Verve

Ella Fitzgerald * * * St. Louis Blues * * * Twelve Nights in Hollywood, Vol. 3 & 4 * * * Verve

Louis Armstrong's Hot Five * * * Gut Bucket Blues * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 1 * * * JSP

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five * * * Don't Jive Me * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 * * * JSP

Louis Armstrong & Buck Washington * * * Dear Old Southland * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 4 * * * JSP

Louis Armstrong * * * East of the Sun (& West of the Moon) * * * Louis Under the Stars * * * Verve

Louis Armstrong * * * Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen * * * I've Got the World on a String * * * Verve

Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart * * * Chittlin' Switch Blues * * * The Groove Juice Special * * * Columbia-Legacy

Shreveport Home Wreckers * * * Fence Breakin' Blues * * * Texas Blues * * * Orbis

Blind Blake * * * C.C. Blues * * * The Master of Ragtime Guitar * * * Indigo

Black Ivory King * * * Working For The P.W.A. * * * Thirties Blues * * * Orbis

The Swingville All-Stars * * * I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans * * * Memphis Blues * * * Good Time Jazz

Art Tatum & His Swingsters * * * Body & Soul * * * Central Avenue Sound, Vol. 1 * * * Rhino

Bix Beiderbecke (Wolverine Orchestra) * * * Jazz Me Blues * * * The Bix Beiderbecke Story: Singin' the Blues * * * JSP

Bix Beiderbecke (Frank Trmbauer & His Orchestra * * * Krazy Kat * * * The Bix Beiderbecke Story: In A Mist * * * JSP

Bix Beiderbecke (Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra * * * Dardanella * * * The Bix Beiderbecke Story: Mississippi Mud * * * JSP

Bix Beiderbecke (Hoagy Charmichael & His Orchestra) * * * Rockin' Chair * * * The Bix Beiderbecke Story: Louisiana * * * JSP

Mezz Mezzerow * * * Hot Club Stomp * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Membron

Jelly Roll Morton * * * When They Get Lovin' They's Gone * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Membron

Johnny Dodds * * * Memphis Shake * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Membron

Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight * * * Astoria Strut * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Membron

Sidney Bechet * * * I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Membron

South Memphis String Band * * * Bootlegger's Blues * * * Home Sweet Home * * * Memphis International

Squirrel Nut Zippers * * * Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter * * * Perennial Favorites * * * Mammoth

Billy Eckstine * * * Serenade in Blue * * * The Chronological: 1947 * * * Classics

Stan Getz * * * A Handful of Stars * * * Best of the West Coast Sessions * * * Verve

Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio * * * It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * * * Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington * * * Imnova

Rum Drum Ramblers * * * Get Behind the Wheel * * * Mean Scene * * * Lightin' Thunders

Pokey LaFarge * * * Daffodil Blues * * * Riverboat Soul * * * Free Dirt

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Graham Reynolds by Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman


Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio * * * Echoes of Harlem * * * Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington * * * Innova

Ornette Coleman * * * Embraceable You * * * Ken Burns Jazz * * * Columbia-Legacy

James L. Dean & the Whiskey Cafe Jazz Quintet * * * No More Blues * * * These Things We Dig * * * Cexton

Paul Broadaux * * * Darn That Dream * * * Here's to Joe * * * n/a

Jack Wood featuring the Craig Larson Trio * * * The Shadow of Your Smile * * * A Time For Love * * * WoodWorks Music

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra w/ Anita O'Day * * * There'll Be Some Changes * * * Made The Chronological: 1941 * * * Classics

Peggy Lee & Art London w/ Benny Goodman * * * If You Build a Better Mousetrap * * * Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman Columbia-Legacy

Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra w/ Eddie Gale * * * You Rascal, You * * * The Chronological: 1930 - 1934 * * * Classics

Cab Calloway * * * Aw, You Dog * * * Kicking the Gong Around * * * Living Era

Squirrel Nut Zippers * * * That Fascinating Thing * * * Perennial Favorites * * * Mammoth

Rum Drum Ramblers * * * Jump Into A Frenzy * * * Mean Scene * * * Lightin' Thunders

Bing Crosby w/ Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra * * * Ohio * * * Good & Rare * * * Sepia

Bob Hope & Judy Garland * * * Goodnight Irene * * * Thanks for the Memory * * * Living Era

Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers * * * Take A Drink On Me * * * Old Time Songs * * * County

Cincinnati Jug Band * * * Newport Blues * * * Ruckus Juice & Chittlins * * * Yazoo

Benny Carter & His Orchestra * * * Sweet Georgia Brown * * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra You're Driving Me Crazy* * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Lionel Hampton* * * Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop* * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Erskine Hawkins* * * Shower* * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Sweethearts of Rhythm Blue Lou * * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Duke Ellington * * * Closing Theme: One O'Clock Jump * * * Big Band Jazz: The Jubilee Sessions * * * 1941 - 1946 Hindsight

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three* * * La La Blues* * * Riverboat Soul* * * Free Dirt

Pokey LaFarge* * * Walk Your Way Out of This Town* * * Beat Move and Shake* * * Big Muddy

Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio* * * String Abstraction #3 (Cotton Tail)* * * Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington* * * Innova

Duke Ellington* * * Harlem Suite* * * The 1952 Seattle Concert* * * Bluebird

Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio* * * Echoes of Harlem (Remix by Justin Sherburn & Jeff Hoskins)* * * Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington * * * Innova

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday, August 3. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.; free admission after 5 p.m.

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Scott Peters Quartet * * * Big Red * * * Scott Peters Quartet * * * N/A

Stan Getz * * * Ebony Samba * * * Bossa Nova * * * Verve

Jay McShann & Charlie Parker * * * Sepia Bounce * * * Black Legends of Jazz * * * Decca

Cab Calloway * * * Black Rhythm * * * Kicking the Gong Around * * * Living Era

Bing Crosby * * * So Tall A Tree * * * Good & Rare * * * Sepia

Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman * * * Let's Do It * * * Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman * * * Columbia-Legacy

Paul Broadaux * * * The Comeback * * * Here's To Jazz * * * N/A

Bob Hope & Bing Crosby * * * Heine & Moe's (Buttons & Bows) * * * Thanks for the Memory * * * Living Era

Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra * * * Shower * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra * * * Blowin' the Blues Away * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

Duke Ellington & His World Famous Orchestra * * * The Canteen Bounce * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

Earl Hines & His Orchestra * * * Stompin' at the Savoy * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

International Sweethearts of Rhythm * * * Blue Lou * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra * * * Three Bones * * * Big Band Jazz: the Jubilee Sessions 1943 - 1946 * * * Hindsight

James L. Dean & the Whiskey Cafe Jazz Quintet * * * Satellite * * * These Things We Dig * * * Cexton

Lester Young w/ Count Basie & His Orchestra * * * Jumpin' at the Woodside * * * Lester Leaps In * * * Proper

Lester Young w/ Una Mae Carlisle * * * Blitzkreig Baby (You Can't Bomb Me) * * * Afternoon of a Basie-ite * * * Proper

Lester Young w/ Johnny Guamieri's Swing Men * * * Salute to Fats * * * Lester Leaps Again * * * Proper

Lester Young w/ Shorty McConnell * * * Sax-O-Be-Bop * * * Ding Dong * * * Proper

Squirrel Nut Zippers * * * Ghost of Stephen Foster * * * Perennial Favorites * * * Mammoth

Rum Drum Ramblers * * * If It Have To Be * * * Mean Scene * * * Lightin' Thunders

Pokey LaFarge * * * Cairo, Illinois * * * Beat Move and Shake * * * Big Muddy

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three * * * Won't Make Love At All * * * Riverboat Soul * * * Free Dirt

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three * * * Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County * * * 7" single * * * Third Man

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three * * * Pack It Up * * * 7" single * * * Third Man

Gene Krupa w/ Howard Dulany * * * Rendevous in Rio (Un Momento) * * * The Chronological: 1941 * * * Classics

Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra * * * I Just Couldn't Take It Baby * * * The Chronological: 1930 - 1934 * * * Classics

Noah Lewis' Jug Band * * * Ticket Agent Blues * * * Ruckus Juice & Chittlins * * * Yazoo

Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers * * * White House Blues * * * Old Time Songs * * * County

Ornette Coleman * * * Blues Connotation * * * Ken Burns Jazz * * * Columbia-Legacy

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Playlist: Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Lester Young w/ Billie Holiday * * * I Can't Get Started * * * The Lester Young Story: Lester Leaps In * * * Proper

Lester Young Band * * * Tickle Toe * * * The Lester Young Story: Afternoon of a Basie-ite * * * Proper

Lester Young Quintet * * * Ghost of a Chance * * * The Lester Young Story: Lester Leaps Again * * * Proper

Lester Young * * * Lester's Be-Bop Boogie * * * The Lester Young Story: Ding Dong * * * Proper

Peggy Lee and Art London w/ Benny Goodman * * * If You Build a Better Mousetrap * * * Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman * * * Okeh

Cab Calloway * * * Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea * * * Kicking the Gong Around * * * Living Era

Hoagy Carmichael & Bix Beiderbecke * * * Bessie Couldn't Help It * * * Dixieland Jazz * * * Mentum

Bing Crosby & Bob Hope * * * Chicago Style * * * Thanks for the Memory * * * Living Era

Mound City Blues Blowers * * * Georgia On My Mind * * * The Essential Sides Remastered 1929 - 1933 * * * JSP

Spike Hughes & His Negro Orchestra * * * Sweet Sorrow Blues * * * The Essential Sides Remastered 1933 - 1934 * * * JSP

Coleman Hawkins w/ Stephane Grappelly & Django Reinhardt * * * Star Dust * * * The Essential Sides Remastered 1934 - 1938 * * * JSP

Coleman Hawkins & Freddy Johnson * * * Star Dust * * * The Essential Sides Remastered 1936 - 1939 * * * JSP

Bing Crosby * * * The Yodel Blues * * * Good & Rare * * * Sepia

Bing Crosby * * * I Can't Get Started * * * So Rare * * * Collector's Music

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra w/ Anita O'Day * * * Georgia On My Mind * * * The Chronological: 1941 * * * Classics

Jack Teagarden & His Chicagoans * * * Shake Your Hips * * * The Chronological: 1930 - 1934 * * * Classics

Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals * * * One Night In Havana * * * Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer Songwriters: The Key Cuts 1924 - 1929 * * * JSP

Irving Mills & His Hotsy-Totsy Gang * * * High & Dry * * * Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer Songwriters: The Key Cuts 1929 - 1932 * * * JSP

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra * * * Old Man Harlem * * * Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer Songwriters: The Key Cuts 1932 - 1934 * * * JSP

Ethel Waters * * * Bread & Gravy * * * Hoagy Carmichael: The First of the Singer Songwriters: The Key Cuts 1932 - 1946 * * * JSP

Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band * * * Why Cry Blues * * * Gennett Records Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 * * * Gennett

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five * * * Fireworks * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 3 * * * JSP

Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra * * * Bessie Couldn't Help It * * * Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol. 4 * * * JSP

Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers * * * Ramblin' Blues * * * Old Time Songs * * * County

Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three * * * Chitlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County * * * 7" single * * * Third Man

Eddie's Hot Shots * * * I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee * * * Eddie Condon: Makin' Friends * * * JSP

Jack Bland & His Rhythmmakers * * * Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn * * * Eddie Condon: Let's Swing It * * * JSP

Bud Freeman & His Gang * * * Life Spears a Jitterbug * * * Eddie Condon: Tappin' the Commodore Till * * * JSP

Eddie Condon & His Orchestra w/ John Bubbles Sublett * * * Atlanta Blues * * * Eddie Condon: We Called It Music * * * JSP

Buck Clayton * * * Blues in the Dark * * * Black Legends of Jazz * * * Decca

Robert Johnson * * * Come On In My Kitchen * * * The Centennial Collection * * * Columbia-Legacy

Simone White * * * St. Louis Blues * * * Yakiimo * * * Honest Jon's