[Dixielandjazz] Recordings one loves

Rob McCallum rakmccallum at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 8 11:54:04 PST 2004

Hi all,

Whether or not we've listed our favorites before (and I'm sure we have), 
it's a more interesting topic than the ones we hate.  I see that Charlie has 
chosen from many different jazz styles as well!  Some of my all-time 
personal favorites that make life worth living are:

Stuff Smith :  Upstairs, Twilight in Turkey
John Kirby:  Rehearsin' for a Nervous Breakdown, From A Flat to C
Bix with Paul Whiteman:  Changes, Lonely Melody
Earl Hines: That's a Plenty
Duke Ellington:  The Mooche, Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'
Satchmo:  St. Louis Blues from the W.C. Handy album
Cab Calloway:  Some of These Days
Luis Russell: Old Man River
Dexter Gordon (with Tete Montoliu, NHOP and Billy Higgins):  Billie's Bounce
Miles Davis: Orbits
Woody Herman:  Freedom Jazz Dance

All the best,
Rob McCallum

>From: Charles Suhor <csuhor at zebra.net>
>To: DJML List <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Recordings one loves
>Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 12:04:03 -0600
>The songs we hate are a kick to read about, but what about the recorded 
>performances we treasure most greatly? The short list from the hundreds 
>that you love, the ones that make you glad you were born, that you’ve 
>listened to over and over and will want to smuggle into the pearly gates or 
>place of perdition. Maybe this has been done before I returned to the DJML, 
>but anyway, here’s my list.
>Louis—West End Blues, Hotter Than That
>Bix—Royal Garden Blues, Somebody Stole My Gal
>Jelly Roll—New Orleans Joys, Grandpa’s Spells
>The Bobcats—March of the Bobcats, West End Blues
>Wild Bill & Commodores—That’s Aplenty, Muskrat Ramble
>Billie Holiday--(with Oscar Peterson, organ)—Yesterdays
>Peggy Lee—Black Coffee, My Heart Belongs to Daddy
>Dinah Washington—You Don’t Know What Love Is
>Jackie Cain—The Winter of My Discontent
>Frank Sinatra—One for the Road, I Get a Kick Out of You
>Artie Shaw—Stardust, Special Delivery Stomp
>Woody Herman—Keeper of the Flame, Early Autumn
>Charlie Parker—Lover Man, Warming Up a Riff
>Lee Konitz and Billy Bauer—Indian Summer
>Max Roach & Clifford Brown—Blues Walk, Delilah
>Clifford Brown—(in concert)--I Can’t Get Started
>Miles Davis—Four, Walkin’
>Sonny Rollins—St. Thomas, Moritat (Mack the Knife)
>Some of these songs have been overplayed and even abused in other settings, 
>but the purity of the great renderings isn’t affected. You'll probably 
>wonder how the hell some items got on my list, how I could possibly have 
>left others off, why there’s nothing past the 60’s. etc. I'm guessing I'd 
>add others if I thought about it longer or rewrote the list tomorrow. But 
>this is pretty subjective stuff, and I think it’s fun to hear about what 
>has meant the most to us as listeners.
>Now, you show me yours.
>Charlie Suhor
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