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Friday, November 1, 2013

Jazz Tribute to the Boston Red Sox

The Splendid Splinter
All hail the 2013 World Champion Red Sox. There's not a lot of tunes in the jazz repertoire that refer specifically to the Grand Old Game, but on my 10/31/13 program I did what I could to honor the Beards of Beantown.

Here's the Audio.

Bob Dorough “Right on My Way Home” from Right on My Way Home (Blue Note 1997)

Abbott and Costello “Who's On First”

Either/Orchestra “Unnatural Pastime” from Calculus Of Desire (Accurate 1992)

Miles Davis “Two Bass Hit” from "Round Midnight (Columbia 1957)

Jim Hall “You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To” from Concierto (CTI 1975)

Dr. John “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

Joe Gordon “It Could Happen To You” from West Coast Days (Fresh Sounds 1960)

Dave Frischberg “Van Lingle Mungo” from Van Lingle Mungp SINGLE (Concord 1969)

Dizzy Gillespie “One Bass Hit” SINGLE (1947)

Count Basie “Swinging the Blues” SINGLE (Decca 1936)

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross “Swingin till the Girls Come Home” Hi-Flying (Columbia 1962)

Duke Ellington “It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing” (1943)

King Pleasure “Red Top (Sox)” SINGLE (1952)

Since the WZBC archive goes from hour to hour, there's a rather sudden cut off after Red Top, so you won't hear my fascinating out-tro.


CrocodileChuck said...

As a Cardinal fan, may I respectfully add one number to your impressive playlist

"St. Louis Blues"


Steve Provizer said...

Well played, sir.

rob chalfen said...