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Face the Music

Face the Music 8.15.13 – Birds!
Weather BirdLouis Armstrong & Earl Hines 1928
Nashville NightingaleWaring’s Pennsylvanians 1924
I’m a Little Blackbird, Looking for a BluebirdClarence Williams Blue Five 1924vocal by Eva Taylor
Bye Bye BlackbirdJosephine Baker 1927
Bird of ParadiseJimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1935
Pigeon WalkJimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra 1937
Ostrich WalkBix Beiderbecke withFrankie Trumbauer’s Orchestra 1927
Loose Like a GooseBennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra 1929
Cuckoo BluesTiny Parham & his Musicians 1928
Wild Geese BluesGladys Bentley accompanied by Eddie Lang 1928
Chicken You Can Roost Behind the MoonFrank Stokes 1927
As An Eagle Stirreth Up Her NestCalvin P Dixon aka “Black Billy Sunday” 1925{the first African American preacher to record a sermon}
Under the Double EagleWilbur de Paris c. 1955-1958
The BuzzardBud Freeman’s Windy City Five 1935
Chicken RhythmSlim Gaillard 1945
Chasin’ the BirdCharlie Parker 1947
Oiseaux des IlesDjango Reinhardt 1940
Blue BirdCharlie Parker 1947
FlirtibirdDuke Ellington & his Orchestra 1959