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20s and 30s vol.1

20s and 30s vol.1

Playing tracks by

Sol K. Bright & His Hollywaiians, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, The Hoosier Hotshots, Bob wills and his texas playboys and more.

Hm. I'm sure I added a blurb for this, I don't know where it got off to. Well, this is music from an age I would surely like to visit, when science gets that together! Watch my uncles leaving work at the Phillies cigar plant, go catch a drink at a bar, and hear some good jazz. Arrangements had gotten more sophisticated, and you can hear the distance from Louis' Hot Fives and all that to what Duke ELlington was doing by the mid-late-thirties. Such soul in the very crackles of the records.



This is one of the most delicious compilations I've found! I come back every now and then for another turn, I'm really grateful for this sweet selection! Thank you!

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I thought I had mentioned this on here, but check this out. About 30 seconds into "Miss Brown to You" by Billie Holiday (or 20:22 on the playlist count, here) listen when the clarinet solo starts a new phrase. There's what I thought were horns, originally. Then one day, I'm looking at the liner notes for the song, and see it's recorded in July, in NYC. Well, duh! They had the windows open, and you can hear a car horn on the streets below the studio. That just floors me, for some reason. Humanizes music I've heard as almost museum pieces, you know? Anyway, I was driving my mother's car in Philadelphia in the late 80s, when I heard that. I thought, oh a little chord of horns? I didn't think there were other horns on this tune, so I checked when I got home. Cool, sez me!


Lovely little detail! Cool indeed