Tuesday, December 6, 2011

O.G.D. (aka Road Song) - Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

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Heard on the album "Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo" released in 1966 under the Verve Label.

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith – Hammond organ
Wes Montgomery - guitar

Thursday, November 10, 2011

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Chet Baker & Bill Evans

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Recording sessions including December 1958 as well as January and July 1959.

Personnel:
Chet Baker - Trumpet
Bill Evans - Piano
Herbie Mann - Flute
Pepper Adams - Baritone saxophone
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Paul Chambers - Upright bass
Connie Kay -  Drums
Philly Joe Jones - Drums

Saturday, October 22, 2011

If I Should Lose You - Art Pepper & Chet Baker


Heard on the album, "The Route" recorded July 26, 1956 at the Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Personnel:
Chet Baker - trumpet
Art Pepper - alto sax
Pete Jolly - piano
Richie Kamuca - tenor sax
Stan Levey - drums
Leroy Vinnegar - bass

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Soul Jam - Booker T. & The MG's

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Heard on the album "And Now!" recorded and released in 1966. The third album released under the name of Booker T & The MG's, although the first featuring bassist Duck Dunn.

Personnel:
Steve Cropper -- guitar
Booker T. Jones -- organ, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
Donald "Duck" Dunn -- electric bass
Al Jackson, Jr. -- drums

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love me or Leave me - Peggy Lee

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Heard on the album "Black Coffee" which was released in ten-inch format in 1953. Recorded in in April and May of the same year in New York City.

The music being originally composed by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn. The tune itself introduced in the Broadway play, Whoopee!, which opened in December 1928.

Personnel:
Peggy Lee - vocals
Pete Candoli - trumpet
Jimmy Rowles - piano
Max Wayne - bass
Ed Shaughnessy - drums

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hit That Jive, Jack - Nat "King" Cole Trio

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Recorded in New York City on July 16, 1941

Personnel:
Nat King Cole - Piano / Vocals
Oscar Moore - Guitar / Vocals
Wesley Prince - Bass / Vocals

Watch "On the Sunny Side of the Street" by the Nat King Cole Trio

Friday, August 26, 2011

Amad (Alternate Take) - Duke Ellington and orchestra

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The Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, recorded in New York City on 19 December to 21 December 1966. The nine compositions on the original album were all composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Personnel:
Cootie Williams — trumpet
William "Cat" Anderson — trumpet
Mercer Ellington — trumpet & flugelhorn
Herbie Jones — trumpet & flugelhorn
Lawrence Brown — trombone
Buster Cooper — trombone
Chuck Connors — trombone
Jimmy Hamilton — clarinet & tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges — alto saxophone
Russell Procope — alto saxophone & clarinet
Paul Gonsalves — tenor saxophone
Harry Carney — baritone saxophone
Duke Ellington — piano
John Lamb — bass
Rufus Jones — drums