Options Surface Noise with Joe McGasko: Playlist from May 12, 2009 Options

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Options May 12, 2009: 78: Joy in Repetition #1: The St. Louis Blues

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
W. C. Handy  The St. Louis Blues   Options     1922  MP3   
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra  St. Louis Blues   Options St. Louis Blues Volume 6  Columbia  1991  CD  Recorded 1929 
Bessie Smith  St. Louis Blues   Options Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out  Rev-Ola  2007  CD  Recorded 1925 
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Bing Crosby  St. Louis Blues   Options With Vocal Refrain: What a Difference a Day Makes!  Avid  2005  CD  Recorded 1932 
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra  St. Louis Blues   Options Kicking the Gong Around  ASV Living Era  1990  CD  Recorded 1930 
Gene Austin  St. Louis Blues   Options This Is Gene Austin  RCA Victor  1972  LP  Recorded 1928 
Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France  St. Louis Blues   Options Paris 1937  JSP  2003  CD  Recorded 1937 
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians  St. Louis Blues   Options Echoes of the 30s  Epic  ?  LP  Recorded 1934 
The Mills Brothers  St. Louis Blues   Options The Chronological Mills Brothers, Volume 1  JSP  1988  CD  Recorded 1932 
The Boswell Sisters  St. Louis Blues   Options That's How Rhythm Was Born  Sony  1995  CD  Recorded 1935 
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies  St. Louis Blues   Options The Complete Recordings 1932-1937  Texas Rose Records  1995  CD   
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys  St. Louis Blues (Part One)   Options The Tiffany Transcriptions Vol. 9  Rhino  1990  CD  Recorded 1946 
Earl "Fatha" Hines  Boogie Woogie on the St. Louis Blues   Options       MP3  Recorded 1940 
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra  St. Louis Blues March   Options The Unforgettable Glenn Miller  RCA  1985  CD   
Billie Holiday  St. Louis Blues   Options Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles  Columbia/Legacy  2007  CD  Recorded 1940 
The Delta Rhythm Boys  St. Louis Blues   Options Oxford American 10th Anniversary Collection  Oxford American  2009  CD  Recorded 1947 
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra  St. Louis Blues   Options The Complete RCA Victor Recordings  RCA  1995  CD  Recorded 1947 

Listener comments!

  7:19pm NS Andy:

I thought it was Eartha Kitt!!!

Really enjoying this- I was humming this song today while I was working outside. Amazing that you are doing this!

  7:24pm G:

Totally fascinating show.

It never struck me, till about three songs in tonight, that the Faulkner story "That Evening Sun" must be referencing this lyric...
  7:50pm George B:

This is GREAT!!!!
Can this whole showbe downloaded?
  7:50pm the Illuminated Void:

digin you show here in philly. love those old beats
  7:52pm the Illuminated Void:

show usually can be downloaded here http://archive.wfmu.org:5555/archive/
just look for dj's unitials
  7:53pm Bad Ronald:

I concur, wonderful program. I also dig that the possibility of more installations of the same nature is indicated by "#1"!
  7:57pm sid:

Very nice! Appreciate how you put this set together.
  8:00pm G:

from wikipedia -- you played both versions, i think --

The version with Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong on cornet was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993. The 1929 version by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (with Henry "Red" Allen) was inducted there in 2008.
  9:02pm Joe:

Thanks for the great comments, everybody!
  10:10pm Mike Warns:

Who knew "The St. Louis Blues" was a tango?
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