2023-06-IHTSB-June-11 A very special episode featuring musicians who occasionally sang. Pianists Nat King Cole and Fats Waller, along with trumpet player Billy Butterfield are a few of the featured musicians.

IHTSB Jun 11, 2023

On today’s show we feature recordings from the 1920s through to the late 1950s. We listen to some fabulous singers and musicians, as ever, but this time with a slightly different focus. We’ll hear from musicians who sang as well as played in the band or groups. Some of our featured artists did this frequently, others were occasional purveyors of lyrics, but all were wonderful performers who produced lovely versions of the jazz and popular standards. Enjoy our singing musicians!

Artist Year Song Time

1 Nat King Cole Trio 1947 Didn’t I Tell You So? 2:38
2 Jelly Roll Morton 1926 Doctor Jazz 3:27
3 Billy Butterfield 1946 I Only Have Eyes For You 3:05
4 Fats Waller 1935 Rhythm And Romance 3:19
5 Jonah Jones 1957 St. James Infirmary Blues 4:58
6 Woody Herman 1940 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 3:26
7 Chet Baker 1954 Look For The Silver Lining 2:40
8 Teddy Wilson 1936 Mary Had a Little Lamb 2:54
9 George Melachrino 1936 Stairway To The Stars 3:26
10 Jack Teagarden 1944 Rockin’ Chair 4:11
11 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1956 They Can’t Take That Away From Me 4:29
12 Gene Krupa 1941 Let Me Off Uptown 3:05

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