Face The Music 32: Inner Space

arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with another massive dose of Harlem stride piano from Fats Waller, Willie The Lion Smith, James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Luckey Roberts, Cliff Jackson, Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five, and Pat Flowers.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
INNER SPACE
FACE THE MUSIC 32
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, May 30, 2019 [19445]
 
Fats Waller: Honeysuckle Rose
Willie the Lion Smith: The Boy in the Boat {Squeeze Me}
James P. Johnson: A Porter’s Love Song
Art Tatum: Begin the Beguine
Fats Waller: Poor Butterfly
Luckey Roberts: Inner Space
Fats Waller: To a Wild Rose/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Cliff Jackson: Someday Sweetheart
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five: Sam Jones Done Snagged His Britches
James P. Johnson: Yamekraw—A Negro Rhapsody
Pat Flowers: Blue Danube > Bach Prelude & Fugue
Fats Waller: You Rascal You
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 
 

Face The Music 31: Harlem Strut

arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with another massive dose of Harlem stride piano from James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Willie The Lion Smith, Cliff Jackson, Eubie Blake, Luckey Roberts, and Donald Lambert.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HARLEM STRUT
FACE THE MUSIC 31
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, May 23, 2019 [19431]
 
James P. Johnson: Farewell Blues
James P. Johnson: You Can’t Do What My Last Man Did
Fats Waller: My Feelings Are Hurt
James P. Johnson: Blue, Turning Gray Over You
Fats Waller: My Fate Is In Your Hands
Willie The Lion Smith: Dardanella
Fats Waller: Tea for Two
Cliff Jackson: Honeysuckle Rose
Eubie Blake: Blue Rag in Twelve Keys
Luckey Roberts: Outer Space
Donald Lambert: The Bells of St. Mary’s
Donald Lambert: How Can You Face Me?
Donald Lambert: Russian Rag
James P. Johnson: Chocolate Bar
Eubie Blake: Dixie Moon
James P. Johnson: Aintcha Got Music?
Eubie Blake: Spanish Venus
Donald Lambert: Harlem Strut
Eubie Blake: Maple Leaf Rag
Fats Waller: The Joint Is Jumping
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 
 

Face The Music 30: Crazy Rhythm

arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with Part 3 of his Harlem Stride Piano Marathon featuring great music from Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Luckey Roberts, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Art Tatum, Cliff Jackson, and William Albright.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CRAZY RHYTHM
FACE THE MUSIC 30
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, May 16, 2019 [19417]
        
Fats Waller: Turn On The Heat
James P. Johnson: Liza
Fats Waller: Gladyse
Luckey Roberts: Railroad Blues
James P. Johnson: Harlem Chocolate Babies On Parade
Willie The Lion Smith: Fingerbuster
Art Tatum: Young and Healthy
Cliff Jackson: You Took Advantage Of Me
William Albright: A-Flat Dream
Cliff Jackson: Tin Roof Blues
Fats Waller: Clothesline Ballet
James P. Johnson: Blues for Jimmy
Willie The Lion Smith: What Is There To Say?
Art Tatum: Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Fats Waller: St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller: Hallelujah
Cliff Jackson: Crazy Rhythm
Art Tatum: Caravan
Luckey Roberts: Nothing
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 

Face The Music 29: The Joe Show

arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with a program called The Joe Show featuring sides by Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra, Ethel Waters & her Jazz Masters, Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra, Joe Venuti’s Blue Four, Larry Adler, Wilmoth Houdini & Gerald Clark’s Iere String Band, Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson with Sidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers, Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five, Jelly Roll Morton, Carl Wolf’s Orchestra, Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, Rosetta Crawford & her Hep Cats, Slim & Slam, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Lester Young & the Kansas City Six, Harlan Leonard & his Rockets, Gene Ammons, and Abbey Lincoln.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE JOE SHOW
FACE THE MUSIC 29
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, August 18, 2016 [19403]
 
Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra: Scissor Grinder Joe
Ethel Waters & her Jazz Masters: Oh, Joe, Play that Trombone
Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra: King Joe
Joe Venuti’s Blue Four: Four String Joe
Larry Adler: Medley: Love Me Forever > South American Joe
Wilmoth Houdini & Gerald Clark’s Iere String Band: Uncle Jo, Gimme Mo’
Coot Grant & Kid Wesley Wilson with Sidney Bechet’s New Orleans Feetwarmers: Uncle Joe
Louis Jordan & his Tympany Five: Run Joe
Jelly Roll Morton: Mister Joe
Carl Wolf’s Orchestra: Joe Turner Blues
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra: Sloppy Joe
Rosetta Crawford & her Hep Cats: Stop It, Joe
Slim & Slam: Dopey Joe
Mills Blue Rhythm Band: Kokey Joe
Lester Young & the Kansas City Six: Jo Jo
Harlan Leonard & his Rockets: Hairy Joe Jump {Southern Fried}
Gene Ammons: Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
Abbey Lincoln: Happiness is a Thing Called Joe
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 

Face The Music 28: The “Oh” Show


arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor with music with an “Oh” in its name by Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra, Marek Weber und sein Orchester, the Ted Lewis Jazz Band, Ciro’s Club Coon Orchestra, Billy Murray & the American Quartet, Bert Williams, the Broadway Bellhops, Red Nichols & his Orchestra, Humphrey Lyttelton & the Melody Maker All Stars, Eddie Condon & his Band with Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Johnny Dodds Trio, Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band, the Memphis Jug Band, Oliver Brown from New Orleans, Hot Lips Page & his Band, Pee Wee Russell, and James Moody & his Modernists
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE “OH” SHOW
FACE THE MUSIC 28
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, August 11, 2016 [19389]
 
Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra: I’m Feelin’ Devlish (Oh By Golly Oh)
Marek Weber und sein Orchester: Alabama Song
Ted Lewis Jazz Band: “O” (Oh!)
Ciro’s Club Coon Orchestra” Oh, How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wacki Woo
Billy Murray & the American Quartet: Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Bert Williams: O Death Where Is Thy Sting
Broadway Bellhops: Oh! You Lulu Belle
Red Nichols & his Orchestra: Oh! Peter, You’re So Nice
Humphrey Lyttelton & the Melody Maker All Stars: Oh! Dad
Eddie Condon & his Band with Fats Waller: Oh! Sister, Ain’t That Hot?
Jelly Roll Morton:  Oh! Didn’t He Ramble
Johnny Dodds Trio: Oh Lizzie
Ma Rainey & her Georgia Jazz Band: Oh Papa Blues
Memphis Jug Band: Oh Ambulance Man
Oliver Brown from New Orleans: Oh You Devil You
Hot Lips Page & his Band: {Oh} Rock It For Me
Pee Wee Russell: Oh No!
James Moody & his Modernists: Oh Henry
Chuck Berry: Oh Baby Doll
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2016, 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 
 

Face The Music 27: Don’t Mess With Me


arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with a dose of great music from Harlem stride pianists James P. Johnson and Fats Waller alternating tunes for an hour with guest appearances from Willie “The Lion” Smith and Art Tatum.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DON’T MESS WITH ME
FACE THE MUSIC 27
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, May 9, 2019 [19375]
 
Willie the Lion Smith: Sneakaway
Fats Waller: Love Me Or Leave Me
James P. Johnson: If Dreams Come True
Fats Waller: I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
James P. Johnson & Fats Waller: Crying For My Used To Be
Fats Waller: Waiting at the End of the Road
James P. Johnson: Gut Stomp
Fats Waller: Valentine Stomp
James P. Johnson: Don’t Mess With Me
Fats Waller: Your Time Now
James P. Johnson: Runnin’ Wild Medley
Fats Waller: Smashing Thirds
James P. Johnson: Boogie Woogie Stride
James P. Johnson: Variations on Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
Art Tatum: St. Louis Blues
Fats Waller: If You’se A Viper

A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 

Face The Music 26: Stride Piano Marathon


arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with a stride piano marathon featuring great music in alternating selections from the works of Thomas “Fats” Waller and James P. Johnson.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
STRIDE PIANO MARATHON
FACE THE MUSIC 26
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, May 2, 2019 [19361]
 
James P. Johnson: You’ve Got To Be Modernistic
Fats Waller: A Handful of Keys
James P. Johnson: What Is This Thing Called Love
Thomas Waller: Jailhouse Blues
James P. Johnson: Backwater Blues
Fats Waller: Numb Fumbling
James P. Johnson: Arkansas Blues
Fats Waller: Viper’s Drag
James P. Johnson: Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Fats Waller: Sweet Savannah Sue
James P. Johnson: Neil Walk
Fats Waller: African Ripples
James P. Johnson: Jersey Sweet
Fats Waller: Ain’t Misbehaving
James P. Johnson: J.P. Boogie
Fats Waller: Alligator Crawl
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.
 

Face The Music 25: Harlem Woogie


arwulf arwulf is holding forth at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor with a stride piano marathon featuring great music from the works of Thomas “Fats” Waller and James P. Johnson, plus Richard Zimmerman, The Mills Brothers, The Max Morath Quartet, Anna Robinson, Bessie Smith, and the Clarence Williams Blue Five with Sidney Bechet.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HARLEM WOOGIE
FACE THE MUSIC 25
arwulf arwulf, WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor, April 25, 2019 [19347]
 
Richard Zimmerman: A Real Slow Drag
Thomas Waller: Lenox Avenue Blues
James P. Johnson: Snowy Morning Blues
Thomas Waller: Muscle Shoals Blues
Thomas Waller: Birmingham Blues
James P. Johnson: Harlem Strut
Fats Waller: Alligator Crawl
The Mills Brothers: Sweet Sue
The Max Morath Quartet: A Real Slow Drag
Anna Robinson with James P. Johnson & his Orchestra: Hungry Blues
Bessie Smith: Squeeze Me
Thomas Waller: St. Louis Blues
Clarence Williams Blue Five with Sidney Bechet: Wild Cat Blues
James P. Johnson: Black Bottom Stomp
Fats Waller: 18th Street Strut
Fats Waller: Blue Black Bottom Stomp
Anna Robinson with James P. Johnson & his Orchestra: Harlem Woogie
Fats Waller:The Joint Is Jumping
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by arwulf arwulf for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by arwulf arwulf at WCBN-FM, Ann Arbor
Post-production, editing & annotatation by John Sinclar
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
 
© 2019 arwulf arwulf. Used with permission.