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Presented by Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Benedict Warren
Saturday 9 August 2008 5.30pm–6.30pm

Music Details

JRR Signature Tune:
Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (Marsalis)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis (tpt), Marcus Roberts (pno), Todd Williams (tsx), Dr Michael White (clt), Danny Barker (bjo), Teddy Riley (tpt), Freddie Lonzo (tbn), Reginald Veal (bs), Herlin Riley (dms)
Recorded 28 October 1988
Taken from the album The Majesty of the Blues
1989 CD (CBS 465129 2)

Red Beans and Rice (Humphrey Lyttelton) (2’09’’)
Performed by Humphrey Lyttelton (tp) John Picard (tb) Bruce Turner (cl) Johnny Parker (p) Jim Bray (b) Eddie Taylor (d)
Recorded London, Jan 14 1957
Taken from the album The Best of Humphrey Lyttelton
2003 CD (EMI 7243 5 83283 2 5; Track 9)

Sweet Savannah Sue (Fats Waller) (3’30’’)
Performed by Pat Halcox (cnt) Chris Barber (tb) Monty Sunshine (cl) Micky Ashman (b) Ron Bowden (d) Lonnie Donegan (bj)
Recorded London, Sep 29 1955
Taken from the album Echoes of Harlem
1986 LP (Dormouse DM 8; Side 2/d)

Bag of Blues (Bob Cooper) (3’58’’)
Performed by Bud Shank (as) Claude Williamson (p) Don Prell (b) Chuck Flores (d)
Recorded LA, Jan 25 1956
Taken from the album Jazz West Coast
LP (Bud Shank. Vogue LAE12061(1); Side 1 / Track 1)

Twins (Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis / Johnny Griffin) (6’29’’)
Performed by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin (ts) Junior Mance (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d)
Recorded NY, Nov 4 &10 1960
Taken from the album Tough Tenors
LP (Jazzland, JLP 31; Side 1 Track 3)

Body and Soul (Johnny Green / Frank Eyton / Edward Heyman / Robert Sour) (2’57’’)
Performed by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra:
Billie Holiday (vcl) Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye (as) Kermit Scott (ts) Sonny White (p) Lawrence “Larry” Lucie (g) Johnny Williams (b) Harold “Doc” West (d)
Recorded NY, Feb 29 1940
Taken from the album Lady Day – The Best of Billie Holiday
2001 CD (Columbia/Legacy COL 504722 2; Disc 2 / Track 9)

Body and Soul (Johnny Green / Frank Eyton / Edward Heyman / Robert Sour) (2’59’’)
Performed by Tommy Lindsay, Joe Guy (tp) Earl Hardy (tb) Jackie Fields, Eustis Moore (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Gene Rodgers (p) William Oscar Smith (b) Arthur Herbert (d)
Recorded 1939
Taken from the album Coleman Hawkins
2000 CD (Verve 549 085-2; Track 6)

C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington) (4’11’’)
Performed by Dave Brubeck (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Joe Morello (d)
Recorded Newport Jazz Festival, Jul 3 1958
Taken from the album Newport ‘58
1958 LP (CBS -450317 1; Side 2 / Track 4)

If You Want to Write Me (Trad.) (3’55’’)
Performed by Don Cherry (pocket-tp) Michael Mantler (tp) Sharon Freeman (fhr) Gary Valente (tb) Steve Slagle (as,sop,fl,cl) Jim Pepper (ts,sop,fl) Dewey Redman (ts) Jack Jeffers (tu) Carla Bley (p,glockenspiel) Mick Goodrick (g) Charlie Haden (b) Paul Motian (d,perc)
Recorded Ludwigsburg, Nov 1982
Taken from the album The Ballad of the Fallen
CD (ECM 811562(1); Track 3)

Greasy Sack Blues (Don Rader) (5’30’’)
Woody Herman and his Orchestra: Woody Herman (cl), Bill Chase, Don Rader, Dusko Goykovich, Gerry Lamy, Bobby Shew (tp) Frank Tesinsky, Don Doane, Henry Southall (tb) Sal Nistico, Gary Klein, Andy McGhee (ts) Tom Anastas (bar) Nat Pierce (p) Tony Leonardi (b) Ronnie Zito (d)
Recorded 28-30 June 1965, 'Basin Street West', San Francisco
Taken from the album Woody's Winners
1966 LP (CBS-21110, Side 1 / Track 5)

Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller / Andy Razaf) (16’39’’)
Performed by Buck Clayton, Harry James (tp) Vernon Brown (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Lester Young (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Gene Krupa (d)
Recorded NY Jan 16 1938
Taken from the album Live at Carnegie Hall
© 1999 CD (Columbia C2K65143(2); Tracks 14-15)

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