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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday November 20th, 2013 with Bruce Walton
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th most-recorded songs in jazz

Versions of 6 of the ten most-recorded songs in jazz
We start with four vocal performances
St. Louis Blues (#2)
Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action (1976)
Summertime (1957) (#3)
Sam Cooke - Best
Round Midnight (1982) (#6)
Robert Wyatt - ep's Box
Take The A-Train (#7)
Jon Hendricks & Friends - Freedie Freeloader (1990)
Three versions in the "new-grass" style of acoustic music
Round Midnight
Mike Marshall - Gator Strut (1984)
St. Louis Blues
David Grisman, Mike Auldridge, Bob Brozman - Tone Poems III (2000)
Caravan (#5)
Doug Cox - Canadian Borderline (1993) Canadian
Five versions of standards as performed by some of the giants of jazz in the 20th century, including two recordings where the performer is also the composer.
Body & Soul (1942) (#1)
Lester Young - Essential Lester Young
Round Midnight (1956)
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Recordings
St. Louis Blues (1942)
Count Basie - Count Basie Small Groups
Caravan (1937)
Duke Ellington - Best
Round Midnight (1947)
Thelonious Monk - Complete 1947-52 Blue Note Recordings
We conclude with a version that fits into none of the categories above.
St. Louis Blues
Don Byron - Bug Music (1996)
Interactive CKCU
Mike Mercer
Hey Bruce hope your'e doing well have a good night!

8:44 PM, November 20th, 2013
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