2021 12 IHTSB December 26

Our show today celebrates small jazz groups from the 1930s through to the 1950s. Musicians in these groups made many recordings at this time in studio sessions for the independent labels and left us a treasury of wonderful jazz from these immensely talented artists. George Wettling and friends join us with “Bugle Call Rag” and the ever exuberant Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtimers bring us the jazz standard “Dippermouth Blues”. We have a fine line up of pianists today, includeing Teddy Wilson and Johnny Guarnieri. In one of the finest recordings of the era, we listen to Sidney Bechet and Jonah Jones on their classic rendition of “Black and Blue”from 1953. And to round out the year, Don Redman brings us his 1938 version of Auld Lang Syne”. Happy New Year and we look forward to lots more wonderful music in 2022!

Artist Year Song Time

  1. Wild Bill Davison And His Commodores 1945 A Monday Date 2:51
  2. Bud Freeman And His Gang 1938 Life Spears A Jitterbug 2:51
  3. Johnny Guarnieri Swing Men 1944 These Foolish Things 3:02
  4. Joe Bushkin Sextet 1944 Oh, Lady Be Good 3:29
  5. Jess Stacy All-Stars 1939 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me 2:31
  6. Corky Corcoran 1945 You Know It 2:49
  7. Max Kaminsky And His Jazz Band 1944 Eccentric 3:03
  8. Sidney Bechet Blue Note Jazzmen 1953 Black And Blue 3:36
  9. Bunny Berigan 1935 Keep Smilin’ At Trouble 3:08
  10. Eddie Condon & His Band 1940 Georgia Grind 2:52
  11. Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtimers 1939 Dipper Mouth Blues 2:29
  12. Teddy Wilson 1936 Why Do I Lie to Myself About You 3:08
  13. George Wettling 1940 Bugle Call Rag 3:06
  14. Don Redman and His Orchestra 1938 Auld Lang Syne 2:34
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