Update On Links

March 18, 2013 - I'm now using various file sites with varying success. With over 200 albums listed here, obviously I cannot upload everything at once. So if you're dying to hear something, please post a comment on that particular post and I will move it up in the priority queue. Enjoy!

Any posts taken down as a result of the sniveling coward will be re-upped. Check the link below for where to find them in the event that this site is unable to repost them. Don't forget to bookmark http://whereismrvolstead.blogspot.com/ in the event that the internet terrorists shut this page down.

06 December 2010

A Mellow Bit of Rhythm

I found the Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy (Classics) to be so enjoyable, that I picked up this one on the Decca label. Mary's Idea is the name of a tune, but it also suggests how important she was to jazz. She recorded over one hundred tunes, and wrote and arranged hundreds for Andy Kirk, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Tommy Dorsey and others. Williams began recording with Kirk when he made some sides in Kansas City in 1929, and stayed with the band into 1942. This disc gives just a snapshot of her talent, so check out the Andy Kirk cds as well. Enjoy. +


1. Walkin' and Swingin'
2. Moren Swing
3. Froggy Bottom
4. Bear Cat Shuffle
5. Puddin' Head Serenade
6. The Lady Who Swings the Band
7. (Keep It) In the Groove
8. A Mellow Bit of Rhythm
9. Bear Down
10. Twinklin'
11. Mess-A-Stomp
12. What's Your Story, Morning Glory?
13. Mary's Idea
14. Close to Five
15. Scratchin' in the Gravel
16. The Count
17. Twelfth Street Rag
18. Baby Dear
19. Harmony Blues
20. Ring Dem Bells


DonHo57 said...

Wow...Andy Kirk and Mary Lou Williams were incredible. Thanks for this share Mr. V.

MikeD said...

Great blog and great music. I'm a big Chick Bullock fan - just discovered the blog and find I can't access the two 1931 albums that were previously here. Would it be possible for you to re-post the albums that are no longer downloadable?

Sincere best wishes from the U.K.,

Mike D.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks, Mike. I'll definitely be re-upping the Bullock sets soon. I've been trying to clean them up a bit more, but I'll see what I can get done this week for you. It's been a few weeks since I've listened to him myself.

Fyi, all of the Rapidshare links are dead as I am switching hosting sites.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Mike, both of the 1931 Chick Bullock sets have been re-upped.

M said...

Fantastic site! Thanks for all the great posts. One note is that the December 6 post of Andy Kirk no longer seems to be available on Megaupload.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Re-upped again.