Wednesday, May 11, 2011

From the National Jukebox

At the Library of Congress, the National Jukebox is open for business. Here are a few items I’ve listened to, every one a winner:

Marian Anderson, “My Lord, What a Mornin’”

Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, “Old Fashioned Love”

The Dizzy Trio, “Hayseed Rag”

Marion Harris, “After You’ve Gone”

Billy Murray and Ed Smalle, “Choo-Choo (I Gotta Hurry Home)” (An early Ellington tune)

Original Dixieland Jazz Band, “Tiger Rag”

Aileen Stanley and Gene Austin, “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (All the Little Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet-Tweet)”

Fred Van Eps, “Ragging the Scale”

Paul Whiteman, “Fascinating Rhythm”

Rudy Wiedoeft, “Saxophobia”
[If you’re using an iPad, no soap: everything’s Flash.]

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