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.

01 June 2011

The Mystery Song

Today I offer up another set of classic Ellington tunes, including several which usually find their way into those "best of" compilations. Personally however, I never get tired of hearing Ivie Anderson's performance on It Don't Mean A Thing along with Cootie Williams' trumpet. It has to be one of the most recognizable songs that conjures up vivid images of Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties. Included in the personnel are Johnny Hodges and Barney Bigard. Vocalists are Frank Marvin, Sonny Greer, Ivie Anderson, Cootie Williams, and Bing Crosby. Track 1 was issued as Earl Jackson and His Musical Champions, tracks 2-11 as Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, and the last 8 tracks as Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra. Enjoy. +


01. Is That Religion?
02. Creole Rhapsody (Pt. 1)
03. Creole Rhapsody (Pt. 2)
04. Limehouse Blues
05. Echoes Of The Jungle
06. It's Glory
07. The Mystery Song
08. Moon Over Dixie
09. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
10. Lazy Rhapsody
11. Mood Indigo - Hot And Bothered - Creole Love Call
12. Blue Tune
13. Baby, When You Ain't There (f. Cootie Williams)
14. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Lots O' Fingers - Black And Tan Fantasy
15. Dinah (Sonny Greer & Cootie Williams)
16. Bugle Call Rag
17. St. Louis Blues
18. Creole Love Call
19. Rose Room


neil said...

Many thanks for this; but it would be really cool if you could include cover and session info scans as well...

nuevos ayres said...

Hello ,your blog ´s awesome . Keep up the good work.
I really want to get duke ellington 1924 - 1927 but link seems broken.

If you could fix that I´d just be the happiest man on earth!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Scans are here. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XICC89LG

rm said...

thank you very much

neil said...

A big thank you for the scans link.
And to show my appreciation, here's a link for a load of Chick Bullock tracks:

Alfa60 said...

Outstanding blog. Its too bad there are loosers denouncing your uploads. I couldnt download anything, all rapidshare links are now dead (and all megaupload ones I clicked on too). Any chance for reuploads?
Can you help me to to obtain an invite to access the http://visitmeinmusiccity.blogspot.com/ blog ?
Thank you!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks. If any particular link is dead, comment on that post and I will re-up. Most of the links are still good.

Unfortunately I cannot vouch for anyone at VMIMC.

Country Music Man said...

VMIMC is shut down and may be permanently according to Harlans's last post while he was up. Sounded like he was disgusted with users showing little interest in what he offered. And that no one was helpng by uploading stuff to the site.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks, CMM. I'd sent him an email but haven't heard back yet. VMIMC has been one of the best blogs out there, but blogging is a near thankless task (especially considering all the work that went into VMIMC) and it was also under constant attack by petty people. I hope Harlan brings it back again sometime soon.

Montag said...

Anyone who's interested in the 1920s and the Prohibition Era should be sure to catch the 3-part documentary by Ken Burns that began airing on PBS this week.

Also, the second season of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire has recently started, which is based on a book about the early days of Prohibition in Atlantic City, NJ and the rise of the bootleggers and gangsters.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks for the tip, Montag. I would love to see the Ken Burns' documentary, but alas I don't get PBS here. I caught an episode of the HBO show but wasn't that impressed. Perhaps it improved?

Chester Proudfoot said...

Just caught a tip elsewhere via a well-known authority, and apparently when the action in Part II deals with 1920-1925, the music is predominantly from 1933-1935. No doubt the producers were figured selling copies of the soundtrack was a higher priority than historical accuracy. Still, I'd like to see the show.

Montag said...

Chester, the three parts of the Prohibition documentary can be watched online at the PBS website (http://www.pbs.org). If you can't access the PBS site, the three episodes can also be downloaded from one of the usual torrent sites.

I'm surprised that Ken Burns slipped up in the selection of music for Part II since he professes to be a jazz buff and produced the ten-part "Jazz" documentary series back in 2001!

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks, Montag! I'll check their site, maybe I can capture it with download helper. I watched Burns' jazz epic, and if I remember correctly, there was some criticism about being overly selective and focusing on the big names. It's been a while though so I can't say with certainty. Burns certainly isn't the only one making mistakes though. I remember seeing things taking place in the 30s but using 40s big band swing, and something from the 20s using Stardust which didn't come until later. I suppose as long as the viewer "feels" they are experiencing the era, then who cares about accuracy...

dukdukgoose said...

Just discovered your blog, Mr. P, only to find that MU took down this entry & the preceding Ellington. If you can re-up, that'd be great... Thanks for the outstanding missionary work, & sorry some troll is giving you so much crap...

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to enjoy again.