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1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 January 2009

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)

Swing is Here (Gene Krupa / Roy Eldridge / Chu Berry) (2’55’’)
Performed by Gene Krupa and his Swing Band:
Roy Eldridge (tp) Benny Goodman (cl) Chu Berry (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Israel Crosby (b) Gene Krupa (d)
Recorded 1936
Taken from the album The Big Sound of Little Jazz
1995 CD (Topaz 1021; Tr.4)

Mama’s Got the Blues (Williams) (2’55’’)
Performed by Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Fletcher Henderson (p)
Recorded NY, Apr 28 1923
Taken from the album Bessie Smith / The Complete Recordings
CD (Columbia 4678952(2); Disc 1 / Track 9)

Why Don’t You Do Right? (Joe McCoy) (2’55’’)
Performed by Lil Green (vcl) Simeon Henry (p) Big Bill Broonzy (g) Ramson Knowling (b)
Recorded Chicago, Apr 23 1941
Taken from the album That’s All Right
2002 CD (Bluebird 09026 63989 2; Track 7)

Potato Head Blues (Louis Armstrong) (2’54’’)
Performed by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven
Louis Armstrong (cnt) John Thomas (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj) Pete Briggs (tu) Baby Dodds (d)
Recorded Chicago, May 10 1927
Taken from the album King Louis
2005 CD (Proper P1471; Track 4)

He’s in the Jailhouse Now (3’06’’)
Performed by the Memphis Jug Band:
Will Shade (hca) Charlie Burse (g) Vol Stevens (bj) Jab Jones (jug) Charlie Nickerson (vcl)
Taken from the album Complete Works Vol.3
CD (Document DOCD5023(1); Track 14)

Harlem Air Shaft (Duke Ellington) (2’55’’)
Performed by Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as,bassax) Ben Webster (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (d)
Recorded NY 22 Jul 1940
Taken from the album The Essential Duke Ellington
CD (Columbia/Legacy 517463 2; Disc 2 / Track 10)

La Rosita (Paul Dupont / Allan Stuart) (5’01’’)
Performed by Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d)
Recorded LA, Oct 16 1957
Taken from the album Compact Jazz / Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
CD (Verve 8332962(1); Track 6)

Recado Bossa Nova (8’09’’)
Performed by Lee Morgan (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Harold Mabern, Jr (p) Larry Ridley (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Recorded NJ, Jun 18 1965
Taken from the album Dippin'
CD (Blue Note CDP7465112(1); Track 2)

I Love Paris (Cole Porter) (7’27’’)
Performed by Jacky Terrasson (p) Ugonna Okegwo (b) Leon Parker (d)
Recorded NY, Jun & Aug 1994
Taken from the album Jacky Terrasson
CD (Blue Note CDP8293512(1); Track 1)

Rubber Duck (4’27’’)
Performed by Phil Robson (g) Peter Herbert (b) Gene Calderazzo (d) Emma Smith, Jenny May Logan (vln) Naomi Fairhurst (Viola) Kate Shortt (Cello)
Recorded 2007
Taken from the album Six Strings & the Beat
2008 CD (Babel BDV2876(1); Track 1)

Little Rabbit Blues (Johnny Hodges) (9’16’’)
Performed by Johnny Hodges and the Ellington Men:
Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (cl,as) Johnny Hodges (as) Jimmy Hamilton (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Billy Strayhorn (p) Jimmy Woods (b) Sam Woodyard (d)
Recorded NY, Jun 26 1957
Taken from the album The Big Sound
LP (Verve 2304 232. Side 1 / Track 5)

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