JULY 17TH



REST IN PEACE LADY DAY

BIRTHDAYS


1910
Jack Washington, Baritone-alto Sax
b. Kansas City, KS, USA.
d. 1964.
Biography 
~by Scott Yanow
The unsung hero of the baritone-sax, Jack Washington never achieved much recognition but, along with Harry Carney, he was among the very first strong soloists on the baritone. He actually started off playing soprano sax when he was 13 before switching permanently to baritone. Washington joined Bennie Moten's Orchestra in Kansas City, Missouri right after graduating high school. He had short stints with Paul Banks and Jesse Stone's Blues Serenaders but otherwise was with Moten up until the bandleader's death in 1935. Soon afterward, he became a member of the Count Basie Orchestra and he was with Basie up until 1950 except for a period spent in the Army. Although not featured that much, Washington did have occasional solos and proved to be one of the finest baritonists of his generation.
After the Basie band broke up, Washington moved to Oklahoma City, working as a redcap at the city's airport and only playing music on an occasional basis. However he did record the Basie Reunion album (reissued in the Original Jazz Classics series) with fellow Basie alumni in 1958 and sounded in mostly-superior form, making one wish that he had eventually returned to jazz. Jack Washington never led his own record date.
Notable Events Occurring
On This Date Include:


1939.
Cab Calloway recorded "Jumpin' Jive" maybe the first million selling R&B record.

Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers


1959.
Billie Holiday, vocals
died in New York, NY, USA.
Age: 45. ( cardiac failure)
née: Eleonora Fagan

Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Wikipedia
Born: April 7, 1915, Philadelphia, PA

Died: July 17, 1959, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, New York, NY
1971.
Cliff Edwards -"Ukulele Ike"- died.
Age: 76.
Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards, nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician, singer, actor and voice actor, who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number-one hit with "Singin' in the Rain" in 1929. Wikipedia
Born: June 14, 1895, Hannibal, MO
Died: July 17, 1971, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

1983.
Roosevelt Sykes
died in New Orleans, LA, USA
Songs Recorded/Released

On This Date Include:

1918

Original Dixieland Jass Band
Original Dixieland Jass Band - Clarinet Marmalade Blues

Original Dixieland Jass Band - Lazy Daddy

  • Mornin' Blues
1922

Benson Orchestra of Chicago
  • Don't Bring Me Posies (It's Shoesies I Need) Intro. California Rose
  • On The Alamo



1923


New Orleans Rhythm Kings
  • Angry

New Orleans Rhythm Kings - Clarinet Marmalade (1)

  • Marguette
  • Mr. Jelly Lord (2)
  • Sobbin' Blues
Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton - King Porter - A Stomp

Jelly Roll Morton - New Orleans Joys


    Sara Martin
    New Orleans Hop Scop Blues - Piano Accompaniment by Clarence Williams
    Uncle Sam Blues - Piano Accompaniment by Clarence Williams


    1925

    The Get Happy Band
    • Harlem's Araby
    • Junk Bucket Blues
    1928

    Harry Reser - Fair And Warmer

    Harry Reser - The Cat And The Dog


    Ted Lewis and his Band - Moonlight Madness (Then You Were Gone)

    1929

    Henry Allen and His New York Orchestra
    Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra

    Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - That's What I'm Talking About


    1930

    Waring's Pennsylvanians - So Beats My Heart For You

    1931



    Lena Wilson
    • My Man O' War
    • What's Your Price?






    1933


    Lucille Bogan
    • Red Cross Man
    • T & N O Blues
    1936

    Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)

    LYRICS


    NEW ORLEANS HOP SCOP BLUES


    Old New Orleans is a great big old southern town,
    Where hospitality you will surely find.
    The population there
    Is very very fair
    With everything they do,
    White folks do it too!
    They have a dance,
    Surely it's somethin' rare there.
    Glide!
    Slide!
    Prance!
    Dance!
    Hop!
    Stop!
    Take it easy, honey!
    Hmmm!
    I can never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues;
    Once more you glide!
    slide!
    prance!
    dance!
    The Hop Scop Blues will make
    You do a lovely shake,
    They'll make you feel so grand
    When you join hand in hand.
    I'll never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!
    Once more you glide!
    Slide!
    Prance!
    I said dance!
    Oh hop!
    Now stop!
    Take it easy, honey!
    For I can never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!
    Look out now!
    You glide!
    Slide!
    I said prance!
    Dance!
    Hop Scop Blues will make
    You do a lovely shake,
    They'll make you feel so grand
    When you join hand in hand.
    I'll never get tire of dancin' those Hop Scop Blues!


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