From the Record Shelves #218 - Ridin’ But Walking’From the Record Shelves #218 – Ridin’ But Walking’ – As often happens, there is an ugly yellow label glued to the LP sleeve that is impossible to take away. It says that you’re not allowed to exchange the record when the seal is broken. I didn’t because (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #215 - Sweetie PieFrom the Record Shelves #215 – Sweetie Pie – Fats Waller and Mezz Mezzrow seem like a very odd couple to me, but here they are on a session together. This not-so-remarkable tune gives a good picture of the actual swing of the group, something that is often overshadowed by (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #94 - The SwamplandFrom the Record Shelves #94 – The Swampland. I remember a quote from Willie the Lion Smith: “The musician never masters music, but learns something new every day”. I agree with that! He was himself one of “The Three” which means one of the three (…) read more and listenread more and listen