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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Going places....songs about different places....

 A strange little genre hopping collection of songs about different places....

Nat King Cole Trio-(Get your kicks) on Rt. 66 (a rare studio alternate take)
Ahmad Jamal Trio-Moonlight in Vermont (a live cut)
Art Pepper-A night in Tunisia
Stray Cats-Rumble in Brighton (from the Built for Speed album)
Pete (Guitar) Lewis-Louisiana Hop (A 1952 R&B chart hit for Lewis)
Dwight Yoakam-Witchita Lineman (an excellent over of the Glen Campbell classic)
Nellie Lutcher-Lake Charles Boogie (The wonderful Ms. Lutcher's one-of-a-ind vocals and boogie piano)
Arie Shaw-Back Bay shuffle
Dinah Washington-Pacific Coast Blues (An early one you don't hear often from Ms. Washington)
The Buddy Banks Sextet-East side boogie (a late '40s cut from Banks)
Teena Marie-Harlem Blues (from the Congo Square CD-2009....Lady T still kicks ass)
Gary and the Pacemakers-Ferry Cross the Mersey (that other Brian Epstein managed Liverpool
Charlie Parker-K.C. Blues (that's as in Kansas City K. C.)
Andy Kirk and his 12 clouds of Joy w/ Mary Lou WIlliams-Dallas Blues (an early Kirk side, featuring MLW on piano)
Mistinguett-ca c'est paris (a very early recording from the French chanteuse)
Trini Lopez-Made in Paris (some wonderful mid-60's Bacarach/David cheese, courtesy of it)
Johnny Tyler-Oakie Boogie (classic Western Swingbilly)
Roy Eldridge w/ the Gene Krupa Orch.-Swiss Lullaby (A fun cut that starts out cheesy and then rocks, courtesy of "Little Jazz" Eldridge's trumpet, with the Gene Krupa Orch.)
Jimmy Scott-Broadway (a very different version of "Broadway"...nice arrangement)
Alison Krauss and Union Station-Oh, Atlanta (The Little Feat classic covered by AKUS)
Ben Pollack and His Park Central Orch.-Two tickets to Georgia (with Jack Teagarden....a 1930's cut)
Concrete Blonde-Walking in London (From the Cd of the same title, 1992)
Fletcher Henderson and his Orch.-I'm coming Virginia (Oh, how I'm always tempted to add a comma after the word coming....lmfao!!)
Jean Goldkette Orch.-Birmingham Bertha (a late '20s-early '30s cut from the Goldkette Orch.)
Glen Miller Orch.-Jersey Bounce
Leo Watson-Nagasaki (the original scatman himself)
Elton John-Philadelphia Freedom
Shelby Lynne-Rainy night in Georgia (a cover of the Tony Joe White classic)
Tony Joe White-Up in Arkansas
Bing Crosby w/ the Victor Young Orch.-Galway Bay

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