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Jazz Record Requests
Presented by Geoffrey Smith
Saturday 1 August 2009 1700 - 1800

JRR Signature Tune:
Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (Wynton Marsalis)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis (tp), Marcus Roberts (p), Todd Williams (ts), Dr Michael White (cl), Danny Barker (bj), Teddy Riley (tp), Freddie Lonzo (tb), Reginald Veal (b), Herlin Riley (d)
Recorded 28 October 1988
Taken from the album The Majesty of the Blues
1989 CD (CBS 465129 2)

Chasin’ with Chase (Neal, Shivers) (2:59)
Performed by Lionel Hampton and His Sextet: Lionel Hampton (d) Karl George (tp) Marshal Royal (cl, vcl) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Ray Perry (as) Irving Ashby (el-g) Vernon Alley (b)
Recorded 8 April 1941, Chicago
Taken from the album Flying Home
1995 CD (Empress RAJCD858 Track 8)

Baby Doll (Bessie Smith) (2:57)
Performed by Bessie Smith (v) Joe Smith (cnt) Fletcher Henderson (p)
Recorded 4 May 1926, New York
Taken from the album Sings the Jazz
CD (Jazz Archives 157902(1) Track 7)

Since the Fire Started (Smith) (3:22)
Performed by Mahalia Jackson (v) Players Unknown
Recorded c1947
Taken from the album I Believe
LP (Pye GGL 0367 S2/4)

Sing On (Trad) (4:58)
Performed by Paul Barbarin and his New Orleans Jazz: John Brunious (tp) Willie Humphreys (clt) Bob Thomas (tb) Lester Santiago (p) Danny Barker (bj) Milt Hinton (b) Paul Barbarin (d)
Recorded 7 January 1955, New York City
Taken from the album Paul Barbarin and his New Orleans Jazz
LP (London LTZ-K 15032)

Blues for Alvina (Willie Wilson, Alvina Wilson) (7:11)
Performed by Duke Pearson (p) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Willie Wilson (tb) Pepper Adams (bs) Thomas Howard (b) Lex Humphries (d)
Recorded 2 August 1961, New York
Taken from the album Dedication!
2000 CD (Prestige OJCCD19392 (1) Track 6)

April in Paris (V Duke) (5:03)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis (tp) Marcus Roberts (p) Roberts Leslie Hurst III (b) Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (d)
Recorded 1986
Taken from the album Marsalis Standard Time Vol. 1
1987 CD (CBS 4510392(1) Track 2)

The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) (4:05)
Performed by Blossom Dearie (p,v) Jeff Clyne (b) Johnny Butts (d)
Recorded London, 1966
Taken from the album Blossom Dearie at Ronnie Scott’s Club London
1998 CD (Redial 5586832 (1) Track 4)

12th Street Rag (Euday L Bowman) (2:56)
Performed by Barney Kessel (guitar) Al Hendrickson (rhythm guitar)
Bill Perkins (ts) Georgie Auld (ts) Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Jimmy Rowles (p) Red Mitchell (b) Shelly Manne (d) Irving Cottler (d)
Recorded 26 July 1955
Taken from the album To Swing or Not to Swing
1987 CD (Contemporary OJCCD3172 (1) Track 11)

Dancy Dancy (John Handy) (2:53)
Performed by John Handy (as, ts) Jerry Hahn (g) Mike White (v) Don Thompson (b) Terry Clarke (d)
Recorded 1966
Taken from the album The 2nd John Handy Album
LP (BPG 62881 S1/1)

U.M.M.G. (Billy Strayhorn) (4:30)
Performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Andrew "Fats" Ford, Andres Forda, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sax) Elden C. Bailey, Harry Breuer, George Gaber, Morris Goldenberg, Chauncey Morehouse, Walter Rosenberg, Bobby Rosengarden, Milton Schlesinger, Brad Spinney (perc) Jimmy Jones (p) Jimmy Rushing (v) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (d)
Recorded 19 February 1959
Taken from the album Ellington Jazz Party
LP (Philips BBL 7324 S2/1)

St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) (9:00)
Performed by Dave Brubeck (p) Paul Desmond (as) Gene Wright (b) Joe Morello (d)
Recorded 1960
Taken from the album The Quartet
1985 CD (LRC C387681 Track 3)

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