Auld Land Syne – Guy Lombardo

Early Big Bands: Songs That Linger

Episode 5

Episode date - August 5, 2011

How Music Changed

    I’ve enjoyed covering this period in time because, to be quite honest, I previously didn’t know very much about this era.

    Most historians (rightly) dedicate tremendous efforts to learning as much as possible about the founders of jazz music, but the trail from the 1920s to the late ‘30s seems to have been neglected by most historians, as if music from this period of time fell through the cracks, serving little purpose except to serve as a ‘stopgap’ between ‘hot’ jazz and the big bands.

    Most of the band names have been forgotten, but many of the songs linger, so it’s nice to hear music from an era when ‘jazz’ music was smack dab in the middle of a metamorphosis.

    Songs include;

    Bug-A-Boo – Wingy Manone with Red Nichols & his Orchestra

    Tar Paper Stomp – Wingy Manone

    Heartaches – Ted Weems Orchestra

    Sing You Sinners – The Charleston Chasers

    Harlem Congo – Chick Webb

    Azure – Chick Webb

    Don’t Be That Way – Chick Webb & Quincy Jones and his Orchestra

    Everybody Loves My Baby – Earl Hines & His Orchestra

    Up Jumped the Devil – Earl Hines & His Orchestra

    Happy Feet – Leo Reisman & His Orchestra

    The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round – Frank Froeba & His Swing Band

    Happy Days Are Here Again – Ben Selvin & His Orchestra

    T’Ain’t Whatcha Do, It’s the Way Hatcha Do It- Jimmie Lunceford

    Auld Land Syne – Guy Lombardo

    Channel 16 - Early Big Bands