Category: Big Band/Swing

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "St. Louis Blues" by Cab Calloway

Song Of The Day – “St. Louis Blue” by Cab Calloway Here, Cabel Calloway places his own stamp on a Louis Armstrong classic. This was from Calloway’s debut recording session in 1930 and you can hear that his style was already fully formed. While most people associate Calloway with New York’s Cotton Club in Harlem,... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Well, All Right Then" by Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra

Song Of The Day – “Well, All Right Then” by Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra This causal strut from 1939 features elements of blues, swing, vaudeville and comedy…all hallmarks of this group who got their start at The Cotton Club in Harlem. The group featured trumpet great and arranger Sy Oliver and the saxophone on... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Chicago" by Benny Goodman Quartet

Song Of The Day – “Chicago” by Benny Goodman Quartet This performance features George Duvivier on bass, Teddy Wilson on piano and Gene Krupa on drums. Even at this relatively late date for the Quartet, the musicianship is still first rate. There’s also a nice Krupa drum solo tacked on to the end of the... Read more »
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