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Yeah I was of the plan. Welcome to I half an hour of jazz classics from the private collection of lenny castle. These old 78 rpm recordings are now a collector's item and here to comment on the music and play some of the records for you is plenty good. Tonight we're going to have a little bit of an unusual program. Well actually it's not a little bit of an unusual program because it's going to be practically without talking because of the length that one of the records which is a four part record of the Blues by Meade luxe Lewis the fine and certainly very famous. Boogie Woogie pianist of course in this case he's not playing but it will be buddies playing the blues and I think that would really be the saving grace for for this. Using this is a whole show to build around because I thought it would be rather relaxing to
just hear some good old down home blues by a great artist of a pianist and certainly someone who incidentally in his death recently is a loss to jazz. So we're going to hear this and we're going to hear it. From beginning to end the four parts they were made for the Blue Note record people in 1040 and they brought him out of retirement more or less after his very famous honky tonk train which is a remarkable record and really even being a boogie woogie piano solo had a brilliant way of excusing itself from that kind of monotonous pattern in the left hand that really can cannot survive I don't think is an art form because it is a little monotonous but honky tonk train was long before this. At least the original Utah train and by 1940 he was playing just as well and certainly in the US you'll find a very relaxed
and competent musician. So here we are for the four parts of the 12 inch Blue Note record of the Blues by Meade Lux. Why.
Now what we're going to do is to play two more records and of course what
we're going to do is to put them together like we did before and they're by the same artist and rather than be on the piano such as he was before he don't harpsichord. And this is called variation on a theme. And what is listen to it I don't want to interrupt too much. Everything's going so nicely and I without my voice intruding. So we'll hear this next one. And it's a variation on a theme made at the same date or. I'm. There.
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just wasn't much room for me to say anything which of course in this case was maybe a little better for the pure record standpoint of the show and it was a relaxing illusion in that little bit of energy music from the vibrant strings of the harpsichord. So now I will leave you and we hope that you return for jazz of the past again and for tonight. Next week at the same time money again so like several recordings from his private collection of 78 rpm jazz classics he'll play them for you on. The University of Alaska Broadcasting Service.
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Jazz of the past
Meade "Lux" Lewis
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KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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For series info, see Item 3397. This prog.: Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano (1940), The Blues; Variations on a Theme, Lewis on harpsichord
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Producing Organization: KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
Producing Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-21-8 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:23
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