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Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Russell, Carl Allen

04/25/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate the birthdays of: one of the most famous voices of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald; Bob Russell, who wrote lyrics for several Duke Ellington songs and Carl Allen, in demand drummer and leader of several ensembles.

Playlist

9:00pm

These Foolish Things
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Harry Link, Jack Strachey, Holt Marvell
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Oscar Peterson-Piano ; Herb Ellis-Guitar
CD/Album: Jazz Masters 6
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 519 822-2
Release Year: 1957
Note: Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald 4.25.1918
 

9:08pm

On A Misty Night
Artist Name: John Coltrane & Tadd Dameron
Composer: Tadd Dameron
Soloists: John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; Tadd Dameron-Piano
CD/Album: Mating Call
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 7070
Release Year: 1956
 

9:14pm

It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Duke Ellington-Piano ; Ben Webster-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: First Lady Of Song
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 517 898-2
Release Year: 1966
Note: Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald 4.25.1918
 

9:23pm

Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me
Artist Name: Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler
Composer: Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
Soloists: Al Hibbler-Vocals ; Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Tenor Sax, Manzello, Stritch
CD/Album: A Meeting Of The Times
Record co./Cat #: Collectables 6266
Release Year: 1972
Note: Birthday: Bob Russell 4.25.1914
 

9:28pm

Get Ready
Artist Name: Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker
Composer: Smokey Robinson
Soloists: Carl Allen-Drums ; Rodney Whitaker-Bass ; Steve Wilson-Alto Sax ; Cyrus Chestnut-Piano
CD/Album: Get Ready
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1034
Release Year: 2007
Note: Birthday: Carl Allen 4.25.1961
 

9:37pm

Crazy He Calls Me
Artist Name: Dinah Washington
Composer: Bob Russell, Sigman
Soloists: Dinah Washington-Vocals
CD/Album: Dinah Jams
Record co./Cat #: EmArcy 422 814 639-2
Release Year: 1954
Note: Birthday: Bob Russell 4.25.1914
 

9:44pm

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass
CD/Album: Blues & Roots
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic 1305
Release Year: 1959
 

9:49pm

Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Artist Name: Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Al Hibbler
Composer: Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
Soloists: Al Hibbler-Vocals ; Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Tenor Sax, Manzello, Stritch
CD/Album: A Meeting Of The Times
Record co./Cat #: Collactables 6266
Release Year: 1972
Note: Birthday: Bob Russell 4.25.1914
 

9:52pm

Dickies Dream
Artist Name: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
Composer: Basie, Young
Soloists: Matt Munisteri-Guitar
CD/Album: We Are MTO
Record co./Cat #: Mowo! 3204
Release Year: 2008
 

10:00pm

How High The Moon?
Artist Name: Ella Fitzgerald
Composer: Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
Soloists: Ella Fitzgerald-Vocals ; Paul Smith-Piano
CD/Album: Jazz Masters 6
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 519 822-2
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald 4.25.1918
 

10:07pm

Strolli' Down Bourbon Street
Artist Name: Pete Zimmer
Composer: George Garzone
Soloists: Pete Zimmer-Drums ; George Garzone-Tenor Sax ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar
CD/Album: Prime Of Life
Record co./Cat #: Tippin' Records 1108
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:13pm

Saint James Infirmary
Artist Name: Hugh Laurie
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Hugh Laurie-Piano, Vocals
CD/Album: Let Them Talk
Record co./Cat #: Warner Bros. 400205
Release Year: 2011
Note: Listener Request
 

10:21pm

Radio Song
Artist Name: Esperanza Spalding
Composer: Esperanza Spalding
Soloists: Esperanza Spalding-Vocals, Bass ; Terri Lyne Carrington-Drums
CD/Album: Radio Music Society
Record co./Cat #: Heads Up 33174-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:28pm

The Bloom Is On
Artist Name: Bill Frisell
Composer: Bill Frisell, Chamberlain, Townsend, Martine
Soloists: Bill Frisell-Guitars
CD/Album: Floratone II
Record co./Cat #: Savoy Jazz 17855
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:32pm

Tin Tin Deo
Artist Name: Piero Odorici with the Cedar Walton Trio
Composer: W. Fuller, L. Gonzales
Soloists: Piero Odorici -Tenor Sax ; Cedar Walton-Piano
CD/Album: Cedar Walton Presents
Record co./Cat #: Savant 2115
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:42pm

Kitch's Bebop Of Calypso
Artist Name: Etienne Charles
Composer: Aldwyn Roberts, Fred Grant
Soloists: Etienne Charles-Trumpet
CD/Album: Kaiso
Record co./Cat #: Culture Shock Music 003
Release Year: 2011
 

10:48pm

Bliss
Artist Name: Marianne Solivan
Composer: Tony Haywood, Darryl Harper
Soloists: Marianne Solivan-Vocals ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:51pm

Goodbyes
Artist Name: Andrew Smith
Composer: Andrew Smith
Soloists: Andrew Smith-Drums ; George Cables-Piano ; Tim Mayer-Soprano Sax
CD/Album: Swift Kick
Record co./Cat #: D Clef Records 155
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 
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