This week let's

This week, let's honor Spencer Williams - not the actor who appeared on TV's Amos & Andy show, but the songwriter who was born in New Orleans Louisiana on October 14 1889 and passed away in Flushing New York on July 14 1965. This remarkable  man composed quite a number of early jazz standards. The dramatis personae for our little hour of vintage recordings includes Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith. I want to acknowledge Morris "Pete" Brown for inspiring the feature this time around.

Face the Music WCBN 88.3 FM - 8.30.12 - Songs by Spencer Williams
Arkansas BluesJames P Johnson
Careless LoveAlbert Nicholas & Art Hodes
Basin St. BluesFats Waller
Church Street Sobbin’ BluesEddie Lang
You’ve Got to Give Me SomeBessie Smith
Georgia GrindThomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies
Snakes HipsThe Cotton Pickers
Skip the GutterLouis Armstrong & his Hot Five
Mahogany Hall StompLouis Armstrong & his Savoy Ballroom Five
Just a Crazy Song (Hi-Hi-Hi)Blanche Calloway & her Joy Boys
I Ain’t Got NobodyFats Waller & his Rhythm
What a Pretty MissFats Waller & his Rhythm
Everybody Loves My BabyFats Waller & his Rhythm
Pent up in a PenthouseFats Waller & his Rhythm
When Lights Are LowLionel Hampton & his Orchestra
Tishomingo BluesDuke Ellington & his Orchestra
Royal Garden BluesJohn Kirby Sextet
I’ve Found a New BabyLester Young Trio