Monday, April 2, 2012

4.2.12 - Big Bands!

Hope you avoided annoying pranks yesterday!

Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson - Have to Change Keys to Play These Blues
Mississippi John Hurt - Ain't No Tellin
Blind Willie Johnson - Lord, I Just Can't Keep From Cryin'
Bo Cater - Pigmeat is What I Crave
Blind Willie McTell - Southern Can Is Mine
Ruby Glaze - Lonesome Day Blues
Lonnie Johnson - Low Down St. Louis Blues

Bertha Lee - Mind Reader Blues
Leroy Car - Stormy Night BluesBertha Henderson - That Lonesome Grave
Leadbelly - Fort Worth and Dallas Blues
Mack Rhinehart & Brownie Stubblefield  - If I Leave Here Running
Big Bill Broonzy - Spreadin' Snakes Blues

The Big Bands:

Big Bands gained popularity in the 20's. They combined jazz and swing with a full orchestra of about 25 musicians. Swing was very popular in the 30's and 40's, and the upbeat songs raised the morale of the public during World War II.

Glen Miller & his Orchestra - Little Brown Jug
Artie Shaw & his Orchestra - Stardust
Louis Jordan & his Tympani Five - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
Count Basie & his Orchestra - Jumpin' At the Woodside  
Woody Herman and His Orchestra - Golden Wedding
 Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra - Tea For Two
Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra - Amapola
Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher

Dinah Shore & Gordon Jenkins Orchestra - Be Careful of My Heart
Shep Fields & His New Music - Breathless (vocals: Ken Curtis)
Frankie Carle & His Orchestra - A Little On the Lonely Side

Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes - I'll Buy That Dream
Johnny Mercer - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
Les Brown & his Orchestra - Sentimental Journey

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