[Dixielandjazz] Overlooked jazz tunes
Tue, 4 Jun 2002 16:28:22 -0400
I have noted that we seem to get off on non-jazz threads more and more
lately. So...to get something going more in the spirit of this being jazz
list, I suggest this subject.
Everyone has a few jazz tunes that they know but that are seldom played
anymore. I have several in mind and I will list them now. I will be
interested in hearing about some of the unsung songs you might suggest.
Stomp Mr. Henry Lee. Credited to several people but most in the know say
that the reclusive Houston pianist Peck Kelly was the originator of it, with
the latter support of Big T and Eddie Miller who were especially fond of the
tune. A real "stomper" at that.
Just for a Thrill. A lovely ballad by Lilian Armstrong. Several good
recordings of it...Nancy Wilson for one.
Makes a great solo tune for instruments as well. Change of pace tune for
otherwise up tempo sets.
Deep Henderson. Hardly ever played anymore these days but a good tune for
Blue Lou. Once a big band staple, but long neglected.
There are many others I'd but let's hear yours.