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Jazz up the past. For. Welcome do I happen out 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 playing some of the records for you is Lenny got. The Tonight Show's going to be concerned with some records on the keynote label and what we're going to do is to start out with some records made in 1944 and their direction of Harry Lim for the keynote people and cosey Cole got together a final store group and included Earl Hines on piano. And of course cause we go on drums. Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax try me on trombone Billy Taylor on bass Walters on guitar and Joe Thomas who I think is a very underrated
trumpet me and on lead on. And we're going to play first of all this selection by this group of the famous blue moon.
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Sort of peculiar that during the war the last war there were a lot of records that came out by these smaller companies and of course blue note which surely survives today. And they had you know in the late 40s The only as Monk Loney's monk and people that are still very much with us. Then keynote is keynote plain tonight. And then there was a black and white label and Melrose label noise different labels that came out and really produced some great jazz and of course in most cases a signature was another one with Bob feel I think was his name that all these jazz records came out because jazz was of course popular. And these are some that were produced as I say 12 inch records gave the musicians a good amount of time to express themselves. And these are some on the keno label. The next date is a record that was made by the great album me and Pete Brown
and Pete Brown used the same Drum Major Thomas and they use a rhythm section and kin Kersey was the piano man. And this is a very famous song. I may be wrong. Oh.
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Now the next record we're going to go back to the group that we heard before because he goes all stars and on this record we hear a tune that being Crosby made famous he used to sing it in the early 30s into beautiful beautiful changes in this tune and Hawkins shined here. And of course again Joe Thomas I think is magnificent as a hind. So we'll hear just one more chance.
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stain and it all depends on you for. That.
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Now we're going to close out this group of records that were made for the keynote people in 1044 with a cozy core group again. And this is a sort of a nice one in with. It was an original it was in my Harry lit by Harry lamb and by trowing young and it's called through for the night. Sure. You're.
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Very interesting to explore those records that are perhaps now hardly ever played. And of course yet there's a mark in the music world before the BOP. Innovation and of course certainly very sound musicianship. And to me both the Pete Brown records and these records by Causey Coles Group have a an individual streak that strikes him in the jazz scene in a very substantial way but as I say there are 12 inch records. You don't find them in junk shops because most of them are probably not able to survive with the shellacking problem of their dimension. And yet as you've heard tonight why there's some very good music on him. And if you can get ahold of my Mom of course you could always
taping off this show but the point is that they're most enjoyable and I hope you've enjoyed them and I so for tonight while I will say good night. Next week at the same time money again so like several recordings from his private collection of old 78 rpm jazz classics he'll play them for you on jazz band. This is the University of Alaska Broadcasting Service.
Jazz of the past
Keynote Label
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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.: Art Tatum (piano), Slam Stuart (bass), Tiny Grimes (guitar) play Body and Soul, Dark Eyes, If I Had You, I Know That You Know, and Flying Home (1945)
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Producing Organization: KUAC-TV (Television station : Fairbanks, Alaska)
Producing Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Identifier: 68-21-11 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
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