From the Record Shelves #223 - Easy to LoveFrom the Record Shelves #223 – Easy to Love – Another thing that came with the CD was the possibility to present an original digitalized album and often, as in this case, there was space for two LPs. “Wilbur De Paris Plays Cole Porter” was the title of this Atlantic LP (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Studio #12 - Sweet SubstituteFrom the Studio #12 – Sweet Substitute – This tune has long been a favorite of mine. At the end of his life, Jelly Roll Morton started a publishing company with a friend, and some of the songs that he then wrote are as sad but attractive as this one (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #206 - Arabella’s Wedding DayFrom the Record Shelves #206 – Arabella’s Wedding Day – As when you look at silent movies, or as for today’s young people if they look at black and white films, listening to the pre-Armstrong jazz takes some adjustment. You have to accept that it’s partly (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #192 - Mamie’s BluesFrom the Record Shelves #192 – Mamie’s Blues – Sometime last year, I came into a second-hand record shop and heard this. I’ve heard it many times before, but it was still magic, especially among young people in the present world we live in. I had to have it! (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #176 - Funny FumbleFrom the Record Shelves #176 – Funny Fumble – Here is another good Ace of Hearts LP. It’s hot, well-performed and arranged music, throughout with many things happening. Still, those recordings risk falling through the cracks when it comes to re-editions since (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #117 - The JoysFrom the Record Shelves #117 – The Joys. Jimmie O’Bryant (1896-1928), was a today obscure almost forgotten clarinet player. Though he was not at the very top he still was able to do performances on record that were mistaken for the great Johnny Dodds (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #81 - Why Couldn’t It Be Poor Little MeFrom the Record Shelves #81 – Why Couldn’t It Be Poor Little Me. I had trouble with the lady in the music shop. At this time in the beginning of the 60s you could not go through the piles of LP records like you do today. They were all behind the counter, and (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #53 - If You KnewFrom the Record Shelves #53 – If You Knew. In a time when the historical jazz recordings were not easily available I was lucky to find the rare Jelly Roll Morton Commodore sessions on an LP released in Buenos Aires (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #40 - Blue Blood BluesFrom the Record Shelves #40 – Blue Blood Blues. Volume 8 in a Jelly Roll Morton series contains what we could name “extra material” with several at the time unissued takes. One of them is this one recorded in 1930 (…) read more and listenread more and listen

Let the Good Times Roll #14 - Jelly Roll MortonLet the Good Times Roll #14 – Jelly Roll Morton. Till nummer 3 av Hot News 1985 fick jag skriva en presentation av Jelly Roll Morton, den store jazzpionjären. (…) läs merläs mer