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19 May 2012

Battery Bounce

Third in the series. I cannot add anything worthwhile; so here's what Allmusic.com has to say. "This wonderful compilation -- the third volume in the complete recordings of Art Tatum -- will delight seasoned Tatum lovers and may also serve as the perfect introduction for those who seek initiation. That's because this portion of the Tatum chronology just happens to feature the pianist in his very prime as soloist, accompanist, and bandleader. The first 11 tracks were originally issued on the Decca label. Three excellent piano solos from July 1940 are followed by two sessions' worth of swinging instrumentals and strongly steeped blues sung by Kansas City's Joe Turner. Trumpeter Joe Thomas and clarinetist Edmond Hall were perfect foils for this singer. Hall's sinewy solos enliven "Stompin' at the Savoy" and Tatum's fine piece of boogie, "Battery Bounce." Guitarists John Collins and Oscar Moore each bring a special sense of conviviality to the ensembles. Moving ahead to January 1944, Tatum is heard with Tiny Grimes and Slam Stewart on a series of dazzling trio sides, most of which first appeared on the Brunswick label. These stunning collaborations are prized for their wealth of invention and relaxed intimacy." Enjoy. +


01. Begin The Beguine
02. Rosetta
03. (Back Home Again In) Indiana
04. Wee Baby Blues
05. Stompin' At The Savoy
06. Last Goodbye Blues
07. Battery Bounce
08. Lucille
09. Rock Me, Mama
10. Corrine, Corrina
11. Lonesome Graveyard
12. I Got Rhythm
13. Cocktails For Two
14. I Ain't Got Nobody
15. After You've Gone
16. Moonglow
17. Deep Purple
18. I Would Do Anything For You
19. Liza
20. Tea For Two
21. Honeysuckle Rose

03 May 2012

Fancy Our Meeting

Albert Allick Bowlly should be no stranger to anyone who listens to the style of music shared in this blog. Born in 1898 in Mozambique, Bowlly was a Southern-African singer, songwriter, composer and band leader, who became a the most popular Jazz crooner during the British dance band era of the 1930s and later worked in the United States. He recorded more than 1,000 records between 1927 and 1941. In 1933, Bowlly began to collaborate with Lew Stone and had further success producing some of the most popular jazz records of the 1930s. A year later, Bowlly travelled abroad to New York which resulted in further success, and an introduction into the American charts. During the mid-1930s, Bowlly recorded "Blue Moon", "Easy to Love", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "My Melancholy Baby" which were all sizable successes.

By 1938, Bowlly began to suffer problems with his throat and was forced to return to London. In a recent BBC radio program about Bowlly, however, it was suggested that his return to the UK was precipitated by a need to get out of town after a dalliance with another man's wife/girlfriend. His absence from the UK had damaged his popularity with British audiences and he toured regional theatres and continued his recording career, performing with different orchestras in order to make a living. In 1940, he formed a double act with Jimmy Messene and took part in Radio Stars with Two Guitars, performing in theatres across London. His last recorded song was a duet with Messene of Irving Berlin's satirical song on Hitler, entitled "When That Man Is Dead and Gone". It was his last venture before his death in an air raid in April 1941. This is an LP rip with no digital enhancements. Enjoy. +


A1 - Fancy Our Meeting (Nov. 13, 1933)
A2 - My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes (June 1931 w/ Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians)
A3 - Judy (August 21, 1934 w/ Monia Liter, piano)
A4 - I'm Thru' With Love (September 1931 w/ Deauville Dance Band, dir Harry Hudson)
A5 - Be Still, My Heart (October 30, 1934 w/ Victor Young Orchestra)
A6 - Roll On Mississippi, Roll On (August 1931 w/ Sid Phillips' Melodians)
A7 - Heartaches (August 1931 w/ Sid Phillips' Melodians)

B1 - Maria, My Own (April 20, 1933 w/ instrumental accompaniment)
B2 - If I Had A Million Dollars (October 30, 1934 w/ Victor Young Orchestra)
B3 - Miss Elizabeth Brown (June 1931 w/ Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians)
B4 - If Anything Happened To You (January 28, 1932 w/ Rhythm Maniacs, dir. Roy Fox)
B5 - Got A Date With An Angel (November 1931 w/ Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians)
B6 - There's Rain In My Eyes (November 11, 1938 w/ instrumental accompaniment)
B7 - Night And Day (October 16, 1933 w/ Orchestra, dir Carroll Gibbons)
B8 - Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (December 1, 1933 w/ Lew Stone Orchestra