Category: Big Band

Song Of The Day - "Hot And Bothered" by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Hot And Bothered” by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Classic Ellington from 1928 featuring the great Joe Nanton on trombone, Johnny Hodges on saxophone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Lonnie Johnson on guitar and Sonny Greer on drums. Yesterday was Ellington’s Birthday – Happy Birthday Duke!

Song Of The Day - "Tiger Rag" by The Mills Brothers

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Tiger Rag” by The Mills Brothers This is a performance clip from the “Big Broadcast Of 1932” showing the Mills Brothers in action.  Yes, it is true…they really were brothers…and the only instrument used on this track was a guitar…all other instruments were played by the human... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Fidgety Feet" c/w "Jazz Me Blues" by The Wolverine Orchestra

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Fidgety Feet” c/w “Jazz Me Blues” by The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded in February of 1924, here is the recording debut of trumpet great Bix Beiderbecke. This is the A and B side of their first recording on the Gennett record label. Both songs were originally part of... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "The Dipsy Doodle" by Chick Webb

By Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “The Dipsy Doodle” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald on vocals  Chick Webb was known as “The King of the Savoy” where he and his orchestra would regularly win battles of music against the other leading big bands of the day. He stood tall amongst... Read more »
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