Friday, April 12, 2013

Remastered Early Chicago Jazz 78 RPM Records to be Broadcast Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, EVERY SATURDAY starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on cultradioagogo.com.

The sounds of Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Eddie Condon and Bix Beiderbecke will fill the air on the 36th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing Saturday, April 13th at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, at http://www.CultRadioAGoGo.com (part of Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, beginning at 2:20 pm ET / 11:30 am PT).


This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Going to Chicago: "Windy City 78s", including:
The Duke Ellington Orchestra

1. Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France - Chicago (1937)
2. Tampa Red & The Chicago Five - It's Tight Like That (1928)
3. The Duke Ellington Orchestra, with Adelaide Hall- Chicago Stomp Down (1928) 
4. The Tennessee Ten aka The Benson Orchestra Of Chicago, The Waitin' For The Evenin' Mail (1923)
5. The Chicago Rhythm Kings - I've Found A New Baby (1928)
6. Chicago Rhythm Kings - There'll Be Some Changes Made (1928)
7. McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans - Nobody's Sweetheart (1927)
Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra
8. Andy Kirk and his Dark Clouds Of Joy - Little Joe From Chicago (1938)
9. Eddie Condon & His Band: Fidgety Feet (late 1920s)
10. Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra - Chicago Blues (1930s)
11. Benson Orchestra Of Chicago as All-Star Orchestra - Maybe This is Love (1928)
12. Bix Beiderbecke - Ostrich Walk (1927)
13. Tampa Red & The Chicago Five - You Got To Learn To Do It (1937)
14. Illinois Jacquet -  Illinois Goes To Chicago (late 1940s
15. Jack Teagarden with Bud Freeman & His Famous Chicagoans - That Da Da Strain (late 30s) 
16. The Count Basie Orchestra, with Jimmy Rushing - Going To Chicago Blues (1941)

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Jean "Django" Reinhardt was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer. Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and is the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the idiom.

Tampa Red born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an American Chicago blues musician. Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string slide style. His songwriting and his silky, polished "bottleneck"technique influenced other leading Chicago blues guitarists, such as Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk, as well as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mose Allison and many others. 

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. Adelaide Hall was an American born British based jazz singer and entertainer. Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York and was taught to sing by her father. She began her stage career on Broadway in 1921 in the chorus line of the Broadway musical Shuffle Along.

McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans was a jazz band from Chicago, led by banjo player Eddie Condon and sponsored by singer and comb player Red McKenzie. Their four recordings in December 1927 were important influences on early Chicago style jazz. 

In 1928 Andy Kirk took over the Terrence Holder Orchestra renaming it Andy Kirk and his Dark Clouds Of Joy and then Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy. The band went on to become one of the most popular of all the territory bands and maintained a successful career that lasted for over twenty years.

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (December 18, 1897 – December 29, 1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. Fletcher is ranked along with Duke Ellington as one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the jazz and swing era. 

Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer.  With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. His turns on "Singin' the Blues" (1927) and "I'm Coming, Virginia" (1927), in particular, demonstrated an unusual purity of tone and a gift for improvisation. 

Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. Although he was a pioneer of the honking tenor saxophone that became a regular feature of jazz playing and a hallmark of early rock and roll, Jacquet was a skilled and melodic improviser, both on up-tempo tunes and ballads. He doubled on the bassoon, one of only a few jazz musicians to use the instrument. 

Lawrence "Bud" Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing. He was one of the most influential and important jazz tenor saxophonists of the Big Band era. 

William "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. 

James Andrew Rushing, known as Jimmy Rushing, was an American blues shouter and swing jazz singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948. 

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Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. 

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2. 

Last year, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour. 

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, with Wynton Marsalis: A Joe Bev Musical Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.


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