Sunday

JULY 17TH


REST IN PEACE LADY DAY



BIRTHDAYS




1910
Jack Washington, Baritone-alto Sax
b. Kansas City, KS, USA.
d. 1964.
Biography 
~by Scott Yanow
The unsung hero of the baritone-sax, Jack Washington never achieved much recognition but, along with Harry Carney, he was among the very first strong soloists on the baritone. He actually started off playing soprano sax when he was 13 before switching permanently to baritone. Washington joined Bennie Moten's Orchestra in Kansas City, Missouri right after graduating high school. He had short stints with Paul Banks and Jesse Stone's Blues Serenaders but otherwise was with Moten up until the bandleader's death in 1935. Soon afterward, he became a member of the Count Basie Orchestra and he was with Basie up until 1950 except for a period spent in the Army. Although not featured that much, Washington did have occasional solos and proved to be one of the finest baritonists of his generation.
After the Basie band broke up, Washington moved to Oklahoma City, working as a redcap at the city's airport and only playing music on an occasional basis. However he did record the Basie Reunion album (reissued in the Original Jazz Classics series) with fellow Basie alumni in 1958 and sounded in mostly-superior form, making one wish that he had eventually returned to jazz. Jack Washington never led his own record date.




Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:


1939.
Cab Calloway recorded "Jumpin' Jive" maybe the first million selling R&B record.

Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers




1959.
Billie Holiday, vocals
died in New York, NY, USA.
Age: 45. ( cardiac failure)
née: Eleonora Fagan



1971.
Cliff Edwards -"Ukulele Ike"- died.
Age: 76.

1983.
Roosevelt Sykes
died in New Orleans, LA, USA
Songs Recorded/Released

On This Date Include:




1918


Original Dixieland Jass Band
Original Dixieland Jass Band - Clarinet Marmalade Blues

Original Dixieland Jass Band - Lazy Daddy

  • Mornin' Blues


    1922


    Benson Orchestra of Chicago
    • Don't Bring Me Posies (It's Shoesies I Need) Intro. California Rose
    • On The Alamo


    1923


    New Orleans Rhythm Kings
    • Angry

    New Orleans Rhythm Kings - Clarinet Marmalade (1)

    • Marguette
    • Mr. Jelly Lord (2)
    • Sobbin' Blues


      Jelly Roll Morton
      Jelly Roll Morton - King Porter - A Stomp

      Jelly Roll Morton - New Orleans Joys



        Sara Martin
        New Orleans Hop Scop Blues - Piano Accompaniment by Clarence Williams
        Uncle Sam Blues - Piano Accompaniment by Clarence Williams


          1925




          The Get Happy Band
          • Harlem's Araby
          • Junk Bucket Blues


          1928


          Harry Reser - Fair And Warmer

          Harry Reser - The Cat And The Dog



          Ted Lewis and his Band - Moonlight Madness (Then You Were Gone)


          1929


          Henry Allen and His New York Orchestra
          Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra

          Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - That's What I'm Talking About



            1930


            Waring's Pennsylvanians - So Beats My Heart For You


            1931




            Lena Wilson
            • My Man O' War
            • What's Your Price?







            1933



            Lucille Bogan
            • Red Cross Man
            • T & N O Blues

              1936




              Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)


              LYRICS:



              NEW ORLEANS HOP SCOP BLUES


              Old New Orleans is a great big old southern town,
              Where hospitality you will surely find.
              The population there
              Is very very fair
              With everything they do,
              White folks do it too!
              They have a dance,
              Surely it's somethin' rare there.
              Glide!
              Slide!
              Prance!
              Dance!
              Hop!
              Stop!
              Take it easy, honey!
              Hmmm!
              I can never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues;
              Once more you glide!
              slide!
              prance!
              dance!
              The Hop Scop Blues will make
              You do a lovely shake,
              They'll make you feel so grand
              When you join hand in hand.
              I'll never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!
              Once more you glide!
              Slide!
              Prance!
              I said dance!
              Oh hop!
              Now stop!
              Take it easy, honey!
              For I can never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!
              Look out now!
              You glide!
              Slide!
              I said prance!
              Dance!
              Hop Scop Blues will make
              You do a lovely shake,
              They'll make you feel so grand
              When you join hand in hand.
              I'll never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!




              sing, sing, sing, everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
              Now you're singin with a swing
              sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
              Now you're singin like everything.
              When the music goes around,
              everybody's gonna go to town.
              But here is one thing you should know
              Sing it high and sing it low.
              Oh, sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
              Now you're singin with a real good swing!


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