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Fats Waller, Christian McBride, Bill Holman

05/21/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Fats Waller is my favorite funny guy in jazz, he's also one of the best pianists ever and we celebrate his birthday tonight along with that of the young bass virtuoso Christian McBride, who will bring his band Inside Straight to the Discover Jazz Festival on June 8th. We also celebrate the birthday of Big Band leader Bill Holman.

Playlist

9:00pm

The Panic Is On
Artist Name: Fats Waller
Composer: Fats Waller
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: If You Gotta Ask, You Ain't Got It!
Record co./Cat #: Bluebird/Legacy 83267 2
Release Year: 1936
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:03pm

The Minor Drag
Artist Name: Fats Waller and His Buddies
Composer: Fats Waller
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano
CD/Album: The Joint Is Jumpin'
Record co./Cat #: RCAVictor 6288-2
Release Year: 1929
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:06pm

You're Outta Here (based on "The Minor Drag")
Artist Name: Lorraine Feather
Composer: Fats Waller, Lorraine Feather
Soloists: Lorraine Feather-Vocals
CD/Album: New York City Drag
Record co./Cat #: Rhombus Records 7020
Release Year: 2001
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:09pm

Honeysuckle Rose
Artist Name: Ralph Sutton
Composer: Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
Soloists: Ralph Sutton-Piano
CD/Album: At Maybeck
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4586
Release Year: 1993
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:14pm

Inside This Heart Of Miine
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Fats Waller, J.C. Johnson
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Inside This Heart Of Miine
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468092
Release Year: 2010
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:17pm

Your Feet's Too Big
Artist Name: Fats Waller and His Rhythm
Composer: Benson, Fisher
Soloists: Fats Waller-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: The Joint Is Jumpin'
Record co./Cat #: RCAVictor 6288-2
Release Year: 1939
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:23pm

Squeeze Me
Artist Name: The Bechet-Spanier Big Four
Composer: C. Williams, F. Waller
Soloists: Sidney Bechet-Soprano Sax ; Muggsy Spanier-Cornet
CD/Album: The Complete H.R.S. Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic
Release Year: 1940
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:27pm

Honeysuckle Rose
Artist Name: Count Basie and His Orchestra
Composer: Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
Soloists: Count Basie-Piano ; Lester Young-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Complete Decca Recordings
Record co./Cat #: GRP/Decca 3-611-2
Release Year: 1937
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:30pm

I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me)
Artist Name: Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds
Composer: Fats Waller, Alexander Hill
Soloists: Ruby Braff-Cornet ; Scott Hamilton-Tenor Sax ; Dave McKenna-Piano
CD/Album: Volume One
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 4478
Release Year: 1991
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:34pm

Honeysuckle Rose
Artist Name: Mark O' Connor's Hot Swing Trio
Composer: Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
Soloists: Mark O' Connor-Violin ; Wynton Marsalis-Trumpet ; Jane Monheit-Vocals
CD/Album: In Full Swing
Record co./Cat #: Odyssey 18063
Release Year: 2003
 

9:39pm

Jitterbug Waltz
Artist Name: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Composer: Fats Waller
Soloists: Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Tenor Sax, Manzello, Stritch, Flute
CD/Album: Bright Moments
Record co./Cat #: Rhino/Atlantic Jazz 71409-2
Release Year: 1973
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

9:46pm

Lullaby For A Ladybug
Artist Name: Christian McBride Band
Composer: Christian McBride
Soloists: Christian McBride-Bass ; Dianne Reeves-Vocals
CD/Album: Sci-Fi
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 543 915-2
Release Year: 2000
 

9:55pm

Jitterbug Waltz
Artist Name: Stephane Grapelli & Toots Thielemans
Composer: Fats Waller
Soloists: Stephane Grapelli-Violin ; Toots Thielemans-Harmonica
CD/Album: Bringing It Together
Record co./Cat #: LiSem Enterprises 801
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Fats Waller 5.21.1904
 

10:00pm

I'll Never Be The Same
Artist Name: Coleman Hawkins
Composer: Matt Malneck, Kahn, Frank Signorelli
Soloists: Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Hawk Relaxes
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 8106-2
Release Year: 1961
 

10:06pm

Strollin' Down Bourbon Street
Artist Name: Pete Zimmer
Composer: George Garzone
CD/Album: Prime Of Life
Record co./Cat #: Tippin' Records 1108
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:12pm

Raincheck
Artist Name: The Bill Holman Band
Composer: Billy Strayhorn
CD/Album: Hommage
Record co./Cat #: Jazzed Media 1024
Release Year: 2007
Note: Birthday: Bill Holman 5.21.1927
 

10:21pm

Tennessee Waltz
Artist Name: The Bill Holman Band
Composer: Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
CD/Album: A View From The Side
Record co./Cat #: JVC 2050-2
Release Year: 1995
Note: Birthday: Bill Holman 5.21.1927
 

10:30pm

Blues Five Spot
Artist Name: Thelonious Monk
Composer: Thelonious Monk
Soloists: Thelonious Monk-Piano ; Johnny Griffin-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Misterioso
Record co./Cat #: Concord Jazz 33751-02
Release Year: 1958
 

10:38pm

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass ; Booker Ervin-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Mingus Ah Um
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 53436-2
Release Year: 1959
 

10:46pm

Bee Blues
Artist Name: Brad Mehldau Trio
Composer: Brad Mehldau
Soloists: Brad Mehldau-Piano
CD/Album: Ode
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 529689-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:52pm

Pursuit Of Peace
Artist Name: Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Composer: Christian McBride
Soloists: Christian McBride-Bass
CD/Album: Kind Of Brown
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1047
Release Year: 2009
 
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