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Jokes, Jazz & Poetry

04/01/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

We have Jokes, Jazz & Poetry tonight as we begin a month dedicated to the great American art form - Jazz and the universe of words that is Poetry. Kurt Elling kicks us off with the poetry of Theodore Roethke set to jazz music. We also hear from a variety of humorists in jazz.



Swingin' The Scales
Artist Name: The Cats And The Fiddle
CD/Album: We Cats Will Swing For You
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era 5475
Release Year: 1940


Serenade To A Poodle
Artist Name: Slim Gaillard
Composer: Slim Gaillard
CD/Album: Laughing In Rhythm: The Best Of The Verve Years
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314-521651-2


Artist Name: Annie Ross
Soloists: Annie Ross-Vocals
CD/Album: King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings
Record co./Cat #: Prestige/OJC 217-2
Release Year: 1952


For Musicians Only
Artist Name: Bud Freeman
Composer: Bud Freeman
Soloists: Bud Freeman-tenor Sax, Vocals
CD/Album: Laughter From The Hip
Record co./Cat #: Jass 20
Release Year: 1945


The Spider And The Fly
Artist Name: Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Composer: Andy Razaf-Fats Waller
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: The Original 1939 Associated Transcriptions
Record co./Cat #: Naxos Jazz Legends 8.120692
Release Year: 1939


Your Socks Don't Match
Artist Name: Bing Crosby
Composer: Cordey
Soloists: Bing Crosby-Vocals ; Louis Jordan-Vocals
CD/Album: And Some Jazz Friends
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca 603
Release Year: 1944


Opus Five
Artist Name: John Kirby Orchestra
Composer: Shavers
CD/Album: The Biggest Little Band In The Land
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era 5304
Release Year: 1039


Popity Pop (Goes The Motorcycle)
Artist Name: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
CD/Album: The Hottest New Group In Jazz
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 64333
Release Year: 1961
Note: Dedicated To Walter Parker


Hey Pete! Lets Eat Mo' Meat
Artist Name: Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie-Buster Harding-Lester Peterson
Soloists: Dizzy Gillespie-Trumpet, Vocals
CD/Album: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Bluebird 66528-2
Release Year: 1949


Artist Name: Clark Terry
Composer: Clark Terry
Soloists: Clark Terry-Vocals, Trumpet
CD/Album: Having Fun
Record co./Cat #: Delos 4021
Release Year: 1990


Cocktails For Two
Artist Name: Spike Jones
Composer: Coslow-Johnson
CD/Album: Cocktails For Two
Record co./Cat #: ProArte Digital 516
Release Year: 1944


I Want The Waiter (With The Water)
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb & His Orchestra
Composer: Kay & Sue Werner
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals
CD/Album: The Early Years, Part 2
Release Year: 1939


Your Mind Is On Vacation
Artist Name: Mose Allison
Composer: Mose Allison
Soloists: Mose Allison-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Alison In Wonderland
Record co./Cat #: Rhino/Atlantic Jazz 71689-2


Your Feets Too Big
Artist Name: Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Composer: Ada Benson-Fred Fisher
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: If You Got To Ask You Ain't Got It
Record co./Cat #: Bluebird/Legacy 83267 2
Release Year: 1939


You Rascal You
Artist Name: Louis Armstrong
Composer: Sam Thread
Soloists: Louis Armstrong-Vocals & Trumpet ; Louis Jordan-Vocals
CD/Album: Hhighlights From His Decca Years
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca 2-638-2
Release Year: 1950


Blizzard Of Lies
Artist Name: Dave Frishberg
Composer: Dave Frishberg
Soloists: Dave Frishberg-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: Concord Jazz
Record co./Cat #: 4462
Release Year: 1991


Creole Love Call
Artist Name: The Comedy Harmonists
Composer: Duke Ellington
CD/Album: Auf Wiederseh'n
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era 5204
Release Year: 1933


The Waking
Artist Name: Kurt Elling
Composer: Poem: Theodore Roethke Music: Kurt Elling-Rob Amster
Soloists: Kurt Elling-Vocals ; Rob Amster-Bass
CD/Album: Nightmoves
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 30138-2
Release Year: 2007
Note: Listener Request - April Is Poetry Month


Come With Me
Artist Name: Brad Mehldau
Composer: Brad Mehldau
Soloists: Brad Mehldau-Piano ; Joshua Redman-Soprano Sax
CD/Album: Highway Rider
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 518655-2
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Exactly Like You
Artist Name: Carol Sloane
Composer: Dorthy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: Carol Sloane-Vocals ; Ken Peplowski-Tenor Sax, Clarinet ; Bucky Pizzarelli-Guitar
CD/Album: We'll Meet Again
Record co./Cat #: Arbors Jazz Records 19400
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


I Can't Get Started
Artist Name: Tia Fuller
Composer: Ira Gershwin-Vernon Duke
Soloists: Tia Fuller-Alto Sax
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1043
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Dolphin Dance
Artist Name: The Jae Sinnett Trio
Composer: Herbie Hancock
Soloists: Jae Sinnett-Drums ; Justin Kauflin-Piano
CD/Album: Theatre
Record co./Cat #: www.jaesinnett.com
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Cha Con Marimba
Artist Name: Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband
Composer: Omar Sosa
Soloists: Omar Sosa-Piano, Marimba
CD/Album: Ceremony
Record co./Cat #: Ota Records 1021
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Artist Name: Vijay Iyer Trio
Composer: Vijay Iyer
Soloists: Vijay Iyer-Piano
CD/Album: Historicity
Record co./Cat #: ACT Music 9489-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Artist Name: Rufus Reid
Composer: Rufus Reid
Soloists: Rufus Reid-Bass
CD/Album: Out Front
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 36
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


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