If I had you (1929)
The leadsheet for If I had you and the jazz-song summary page:
Coleman Hawkins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Major Holley (b) Eddie Locke (d)
Okeh6486 (CO 31609); Benny Goodman Sextet: Benny Goodman (cl), Lou McGarity (tb), Mel Powell (p), Tom Morgan (g), Sid Weiss (b), Ralph Collier (ds); October 28, 1941, NYC
Diana Krall (Youtube)
On the sunny side of the street (1930)
The song today is: On the sunny side of the street (1930).
Tommy Dorsey arrangement.
1. Dizzy Gillespie- trumpet and vocals, Sonny Rollins- tenor sax, Sonny Stitt- tenor sax, Charlie Persip- drums, Tommy Bryant- bass, Ray Bryant- piano
Very nice stride piano intro by Dave Brubeck Quartet.
I’ll get by (1928)
Today’s song: I’ll get by
Sung by Aileen Stanley
Stanley was said to have invested heavily in the stock market and was one of the many who lost most of their life’s savings in the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Around 1931 Stanley moved to London, where she made more records for HMV from 1934 through 1937, and once confided “strictly entre nous” that she unwittingly ended her own romance when she introduced Wallis Simpson to Edward, Prince of Wales, at the home of Thelma, Lady Furness. In her later years she worked as a singing teacher and vocal coach.
Sam Lanin dir: Leo McConville, Manny Klein, t / Tommy Dorsey (or possibly Chuck Campbell), tb / Jimmy Dorsey and Merle Johnston or Arnold Brilhart, cl, as / cl, ts / Arthur Schutt, p / bj / Hank Stern or Joe Tarto, bb / Vic Berton, d / Bing Crosby, v. New York, December 28, 1928
sung by Shirley Bassey.
Memories of you (1930)
Today the song is: Memories of you.
The lead sheet:
By Bennie Goodman and Rosemary Clooney (auntie from George)
Bluebird, sing me a song (1928)
Next up from the library is the song: Bluebird, sing me a song:
Youtube: Ruth Elling
The Youtube version is by Ruth Elling (see bio here: beautiful and tragic)
(by Jay Whidden and his band)
Singin’ in the rain (1927)
Here is the second song in the book of Dr Jazz: Singin’ in the rain. The date on the music sheet says 1927 and it appeared to be taken from the hollywood review (revue). So while at first I thought it was the dancing scene with Gene Kelly that was the original, it turns out that this song is from earlier date (see also this wiki). An interesting surprise !
Just a memory (1927)
In this somewhere shop in Amsterdam I ran into old books and a package of old lead sheets. It contained Dutch lyrics to Dr Jazz as well as a series of lead sheets, well numbered and in nice handwriting. I was amazed at the detail and care that had been taken to make these.