Friday, July 20, 2007

"I'm Just Wild About Harry" July 20, 2007

(Week 85)

This RADIOLA! (WHCL-FM 8 PM EDT) is to celebrate the publication of the final installment of the Harry Potter saga (which your host admits to having read)--and all those people who will be waiting in line tonight to purchase a copy. Whistle these tunes while waiting for the cashier:

Vaughn DeLeath – I’m Just Wild About Harry (1922) – Archeophone ARCH 9007
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five – Muggles (1928) – Columbia C4K 57176
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orch. – Wake Up! Chill’un, Wake Up! – JSP926B
Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces – Weird and Blue (1929) – Retrieval RTR 79013
Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang – Goose Pimples (1927) – Columbia CK 46175
Jimmie Noone and his New Orleans Band – He’s a Different Kind of Guy (1936) – JSP926D
Bing Crosby – Did You Ever See a Dream Walking (1933) – Pro Arte Digital CDD 432
George Formby – Madam Moscovitch (1934) – Hallmark 300282
Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang – In a Little Gypsy Tearoom (1936) – JSP CD339
Nat Shilkret Orch. (Phil Dewey, Frank Parker vo.) – Dream Train (14) (1928) – Take Two TT509CD
Dorsey Bros. Orch. (Bob Crosby, vo.) – I Believe in Miracles (1935) – Circle CCD-20
Dorsey Bros. Orch. (Bing Crosby, vo.) – The Spell of the Blues (1929) – Naxos 8.120697
Casa Loma Orch. (Jack Richmond, vo.) – Overnight (1930) – Hep CD 1010
Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orch. – Midnight Mama (1926) – Bluebird 3139-2-RB
King Oliver and his Orch. – Too Late (1929) – JSP CD3404
Stanley Holloway – With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm (1934) – Naxos 8.120715
Fred Hall’s Sugar Babies (Arthur Fields, vo.) – Tain’t No Sin (1930) – The Old Masters mb106
Clyde McCoy and his Orch. – The Nightmare (1931) – Collector’s Choice Music CCM-155-2
Manila String Circle – Bigay Na Pagibig (1935) – RCA 09026-63206-2
Dixieland Jug Blowers – Banjoreno (1926) – Frog DGF6
Bessie Tucker – Bogey Man Blues (1929) – Bluebird 07863-66065-2
Gertrude “Ma” Rainey – Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues (1928) – Giants of Jazz CD 53281
Ethel Waters – Shoo Shoo Boogie Boo (1929) – Classics 721
Cliff Edwards – It’s Only a Paper Moon (1933) – Sony Music Special Products A 26475
Jimmie Lunceford and his Orch. – Rhythm in My Nursery Rhymes (1935) – Proper P1598
Ben Bernie and his Orch. – What! No Mickey Mouse? (1932) – PAST CD 7075
Andy Iona and the Islanders – South Sea Island Magic (1936) – The Old Masters mb132
Tiny Parham and his Musicians – Voodoo (1929) – Classics 661
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch. – Hocus Pocus (1934) – Quadromania 222440-444/C
Red Nichols and his Five Pennies – Wait For the Happy Ending (1929) – Quadromania 222464-444/C
Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang’s All-Star Orch. – Farewell Blues (1931) – Decca GRD-609
Paul Whiteman and his Orch. – Sweet Sue-Just You (1928) – Naxos 8.120520


Nick D said...


I can hardly believe my eyes: a Clyde McCoy that is NOT "Sugar Blues"!

Nice the 34th annual Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, I was master of ceremonies for a 70 minute concert in tribute to Clyde McCoy.....I sat back and listened to the performance by the Western Swing/Dixie band out of Arizona, Igor's Jazz Cowboys, while I wondered how they were gonna pull it off...

The cornetists didn't wanna tackle it, so tuba man Buddy Apfel soloed on "Sugar Blues"....I think he blew his liver out around the two minute mark....of course, I childed him for not using a cup mute....

I closed the concert with this: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, THAT'S how you pay an hour-long tribute to a guy who recorded for 60 years and had one hit."

Andy said...

Clyde's version of "Mood Indigo" is so un-Sugar-Blues-like--and so respectful to Duke's intentions--that you'd never guess it was the real McCoy.

"Tear it Down" (in both the Columbia and the Decca versions) has always been my favorite McCoy number.

Nick said...


"Tear It Down" is a winner! And your analysis of McCoy's "Mood Indigo" is right on the money...

Another excellent touch from your playlist is featuring Jimmie Noone...very tasty, even when some of the songs and tempos chosen by/for him to record are lamentable.

Nick D.