Welcome to episode #030 of Hey Mister Jesse. June's show features lots of exciting news and new releases, a lengthy 8-Count Swing, audience feedback and plenty of swinging music! (80 minutes)
Note from HMJ show producer, Spuds: You definitely want to check out the show notes on this episode. There is much more content than Jesse could fit in the actual show including lots of video clips that are a must-see!
|00:39||Welcome to episode #030 of Hey Mister Jesse.|
|01:48||News: Yehoodi Radio
- June Guest DJs: The Jam Cellar Crew (Washington, DC)
|05:33||News: Little Beat Records Update
- New release: Leo Matheson - 1941-1942: To Be or Not to Be
- Here's the album cover Spuds is showing at 6:17
|09:03||News: New Releases
- Linda Hopkins - Rock And Roll Blues
- Here's the album cover I show Spuds at 9:42
- Simone - Simone on Simone (available from AmazonMp3 and iTunes Plus)
- The Puppini Sisters - The Rise & Fall Of Ruby Woo (available from AmazonMp3 and iTunes)
- Junior Mance - Live at Café Loup (probably need to see Junior in person to buy this one!)
|18:27||News: More Definitive Black & Blue Sessions on eMusic
- "Finger Poppin' At The Popcorn" by Gerard Badini - And The Swing Machine
- "Claudia In The Crowd" by Sammy Price - Rockin' Boogie
- "Everyday I Have The Blues" by Tiny Grimes - Food For Thought
- "Ain't That Funk For You" by Al Grey and Arnett Cobb - Ain't That Funk For You
|28:02||News: Update on Benefit for Scott "Edog" Petersen
Almost $5,000 was raised at the May 18th fundraiser to help with Scott Peterson's medical expenses.What an amazing uplifting night of music and dance! If you would still like to make a donation, please send it to:
P.O. Box 1010
Novato CA 94948-1010
8-Count Swing: Too Long To Play
8. "Honeysuckle Rose" (7:39) by Fletcher Henderson All Stars - The Big Reunion
I totally forgot to mention this during the show:
Please let us know if YOU have an 8-Count Swing suggestion.
- Singer Terry Blaine (West Hurley, NY) checks in.
- Christina Oppold (New York, NY) recommends Woody Allen's jazz band and the documentary Wild Man Blues (available on AmazonMp3 and iTunes). Christina also mentioned the New Yorker's 100 Essential Jazz Albums article.
- Brandon Goldsworthy and Alex both write in about Trio Lescano. Their album Le Grandi Voci Della Canzone Italiana is available on eMusic. Watch the original video of "Il Pinguino Innamorato" on youtube.com.
- Morgan Day (Orange, CA) recommends Joe Bourne's Remembering Mr. Cole with Joe Bourne and the Gary Moran Trio and The Midnight Serenaders' album Magnolia.
- Russell Turner (Canberra, Australia) writes about The Ozcats who performed recently at the Thredbo Jazz Festival. You can purchase their CD "Salute the Bobcats" here.
- Marc D'Olimpio (France) updates us on life in France and recommends Jay McShann's album Just a Lucky So And So (available from AmazonMp3 and iTunes Plus and eMusic!). And as promised in the show, here are the six amazing Ella Fitzgerald clips that Marc shares with us on YouTube:
Marc's note: One commenter on Youtube says it all: "She sits down not even knowing what tune they're going to play, then Oscar tells her, she picks up the mic and makes magic with it. Awesome!" Ella suffered from diabetes later in her life, which affected her eyesight and ability to walk - that's why she's led onstage in this clip.
2. Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald at the Moulin Rouge - Route 66
Marc's note: This clip was from 1989 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the Moulin Rouge. I believe that this clip came from a German television special. It is a really sweet clip too. If I were still DJing, I would definitely find a way to play this.
3. All Stars Swing Festival (1972) - Hello Dolly / One O'Clock Jump
Marc's note: Count Basie, Duke playing One O'Clock jump. Ella, Benny Goodman, Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie on stage together, with I think Doc Severenson and the Tonight Show Band (known then I believe as the NBC Orchestra) in there too, if you can believe it. Ella swings out with someone! I can't make out who it is, though.
4. Ella and Duke - Côte d'Azur - Satin Doll, 1966
Marc's note: This clip is from the Ella and Duke concerts at the Cote D'Azur in 1966 - I know for a fact that Jesse has this entire box set. Spuds spoke on the last show about how potent the combo of Duke and Ella were. You can really see and hear it in this clip.
5. Ella - Shiny Stockings in Japan 1964
Marc's note: The video quality is not so good, but the version of Shiny Stockings is really nice. It's with Roy Eldridge and Tommy Flanagan. The rhythm section is really swinging and Ella's voice is sublime. Jesse may have the track somewhere in your collection.
6. Ella Fitzgerald Show, 1968 - Mack the Knife
Marc's note: I've included this also to remind everyone that Ella used to have her own TV show! How awesome would that have been for us to watch her every week!