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Singer and song please …

1.  Hello darkness my old friend …
2.  I am a lineman for the county …
3.  A candy-coloured clown they call the sandman …
4.  Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, flowing into the night …
5.  We skipped the light fandango …
6. You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht …
7. Strolling along, minding my own business …
8. If I should stay I would only be in your way …
9. When I was just a little girl …
10. When I was a little girl ……

The NORKs

Sorry folks, a bit pressed today, shall steal this post by Dearieme and replay it:

The first jazz band to issue records was the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917, but greater critical acclaim is attached to the New Orleans Rhythm Kings (aka the Friars Society Orchestra and the Friar’s Society Orchestra), formed in Chicago. Their first recording sessions were on 29-30 August 1922, their first track being Eccentric, written by J Russell Robinson, pianist with the ODJB.

Four of the band really were from Noo Awlins: Paul Mares (cornet), Leon Roppolo (clarinet), George Brunies (trombone), and Arnold Loyocano on bass. They were young, and new to recording, so you’d expect them to improve with time. There were also changes in personnel – for instance Ben Pollack joined as drummer. Moreover when they recorded for Gennett in ’23, Jelly Roll Morton joined them for some tracks. Here they are with Milenberg Joys where the composition credit goes to Roppolo-Mares-Morton.…

The dead legends society

The problem with a Bowie obit is the dearth of good Youtube offerings just now, so thought perhaps it was better to play a couple of other dead legends from the same era first, finishing with Bowie alone:

Such a pity Youtube gave out on the next one – there’s no decent version anymore of Lou Reed: Perfect Day. Either it was him later, voice gone or with the inevitable Jools Holland or else a non-graphic version with the original song behind it. Found this one which does have some footage of that era in it, plus the original [the best] version of the song – Bowie even makes a brief appearance in the graphics:…

Clarence Williams

From Wiki:

He mostly used “Clarence Williams’ Jazz Kings” for his hot band sides and “Clarence Williams’ Washboard Five” for his washboard sides. He also produced and participated in early recordings by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Virginia Liston, Irene Scruggs, his niece Katherine Henderson, and many others.

Not dated, has to be 1927 to 1935:…