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Hot Jazz Saturday Night - May 24, 2014
WAMU 88.5 FM - American University ^ | May 24, 2014 | Rob Bamberger

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:08:14 PM PDT by deks

From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s thru the '50s. Listen live at the link.

The host has been running this show since 1980 and it's interesting to hear the background stories about the music and the performers.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: deejays; jazz
This is a great music show. Try it.

Click on Listen Live at the top of the page.

http://wamu.org/programs/hjsn/

1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:08:14 PM PDT by deks
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To: Everybody

Click here >>> http://wamu.org/programs/hjsn/


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:09:24 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks
Thanks for this. For three years at GA Southern, I did a jazz show on WVGS. Didn't really have a name, just 'Wednesday Night Jazz', 9 to midnight Wednesdays.

First thing I did when I got in the studio was take the phone off the hook, because I got tired of people calling in hollering, 'Play some Zeppelin!'

4 posted on 05/24/2014 5:24:28 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: deks
THANKS deks....just what I wanted to hear.....[ ‘Happy Feet’ with Paul Whiteman is a big fav.]
5 posted on 05/24/2014 5:26:33 PM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

From our previous chat I think you might enjoy this radio show (good quality live streaming from American University 88.5 FM).


6 posted on 05/24/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: virgil283

Frankie Trumbauer also recorded a nice version of “Happy Feet,” as I recall. Cab Calloway, too. But Whiteman’s was the best. Wasn’t the tune a big set-piece in Whiteman’s King of Jazz film, in 1930? That movie sure needs to be restored and put on dvd. Haven’t seen it in over 20 years.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 5:29:52 PM PDT by greene66
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Now Playing:

I Want A Dancing Man from 1914

Wow! Still sounds good. Grampa may have listened to this one in WWI.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: greene66
"Wasn’t the tune a big set-piece in Whiteman’s King of Jazz film, in 1930?" yes exactly, There was a good clip of Bing singing it but it's gone. Here's another... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1V_nsBaX8
9 posted on 05/24/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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To: Everybody

The “Fox Trot” the latest dance. . .

“why do people name these modern dances after unsuspecting little animals”


10 posted on 05/24/2014 5:38:39 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

Thanks. This link will work in a browser and in a podcatcher.

http://static.wamu.org/streams/live/1/live.asx


11 posted on 05/24/2014 5:40:06 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: real saxophonist

I really enjoy getting all the song information...titles, players, composer, year recorded etc, and on this show there’s always something that I’m hearing for the very first time.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 5:42:55 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: All

Now Marlene Dietrich singing from the WWII era . . .


13 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:05 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: greene66

There’s a restoration all ready to be done. A nice print of the 1930 release has been found. (What a tragedy that a complete Technicolor camera negative doesn’t exist! Fortunately, the camera negative for “Whoopee” exists. I.e., black-and-white film with the red/green on alternate frames, which is what came out of the camera.) A good set of disks is also in the hands of the restorers.

The project needs money. I’m surprised there hasn’t been some crowd-funding effort.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: real saxophonist

I did a 1920-40 jazz/dance/personality show for seven years in the 90s. Was heard over about a third of N. Dakota, and all the way to Winnipeg. Lots of fun.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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Elsie Janis "Sweetheart of the American Expeditionary Force" in Europe during WWI. . .


16 posted on 05/24/2014 5:54:20 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Arthur McGowan

That tends to comport with what I’d heard. It’s just such a historically important film, and it’s sad that it’s been so neglected. But, I guess when you get outside the Warners sphere, into the MCA holdings of Univeral/Paramount fare, there is tons of material that needs preservation. I’m also hoping they’ll manage to work on their early-talkie Tom Mix westerns.

Seems funny, because I was just watching a Freddie Rich “Vitaphone” short the other day (which included a few suprising shots of Jimmy Dorsey, Berigan, etc., and a nifty rendition of Chloe- Song of the Swamp, which I loved), and appreciating how nicely preserved this little one-reeler looked. And yet, “King of Jazz” is so neglected.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 5:57:17 PM PDT by greene66
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To: deks

Long live jazz, no matter how badly it is mangled.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT by Misterioso
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19 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

I’m not too familiar with Janis. Always known her name, but not her music.

The earliest popular female vocalist I know pretty well is Marion Harris, who seemed to come along on the heels of Janis. Harris was a big influence on Ruth Etting, whom I also like.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:59 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Misterioso

Yeah, the WWI stuff is historically interesting, but I’m glad he’s now moving on to 1943 with The Capitol Jazzmen sessions.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 6:04:01 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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I’m not able to listen but doesn’t the Capitol Jazzmen include Dave Barbour, Peggy Lee’s husband?


22 posted on 05/24/2014 11:00:18 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso
I was able to lift this from the internet. . .

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New American Jazz - [1944] 78rpm album, 4-record set.

The Capitol Jazzmen

Dave Barbour (guitar), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Shorty Sherock (trumpet), Nick Fatool (drums), Pete Johnson (piano), Nappy Lamare (guitar), Peggy Lee (vocals), Dave Matthews (tenor saxophone), Billy May (trumpet), Eddie Miller (tenor saxophone), Jimmie Noone (clarinet), Les Robinson (alto saxophone), Art Shapiro (bass), Zutty Singleton (drums), Joe Sullivan (piano), Jack Teagarden (trombone), Hank Wayland (bass), Stanley Wrightsman (celeste).

23 posted on 05/25/2014 11:04:50 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: virgil283

I like Happy Feet too...recorded on February 10, 1930 (see below). Can you do videos?

This one has great sound quality (it’s recorded loud, I’d start it at about 75% volume or less)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWsdW4xp8zU

This one has a bunch of pictures from the era...to see them I just muted the sound and paused it on each one ‘cause some of them go by pretty fast. . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPDT2tT3Wk


24 posted on 05/25/2014 11:42:01 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

Thanks. Peggy Lee was my first singer crush, from seeing her on TV. “Sans Souci” and “River River” -— ooooh!


25 posted on 05/25/2014 11:49:30 PM PDT by Misterioso (God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. — Ayn Rand)
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To: greene66

I’m told that as a toddler I knew Ella Fitzgerald’s name, though mispronouncing it. In the 1970s I was able to see her in concert with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Thanks for the tip about Marion Harris. If you can do videos...I found a neat movie clip of her singing in 1928. . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxrWLsnLtaU


26 posted on 05/25/2014 11:58:35 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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deks...oh my !

Thanks for the link. It is the cleanest version of 'Paul Whiteman - Happy Feet' I've heard. The horn section is really clear.

Thanks again.

27 posted on 05/26/2014 7:19:38 AM PDT by virgil283 (That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.)
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