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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (February 24, 2018)

Next month, we will be recognizing the U.S. participation in the one of the most significant World War I battles, the Battle of the Somme. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of WW I and Black History Month, we open today's show with a 1919 recording of “How Ya Gonna Keep’em Down on the Farm,” performed by the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment Band, lead by James Reese Europe. The 369th Hellfighters, as they were known, were a segregated African-American unit. The regiment’s band is credited with having introduced jazz to France as they did morale tours during WW I.

  1. How Ya Gonna Keep'em Down on the Farm (1919, recorded 1919)
    Composer:  Joe Young (lyrics, 1889-1939), Sam M. Lewis (lyrics, 1885-1959), Walter Donaldson (music, 1893-1947)
    Performer:  U.S. Army 369th Infantry Regiment Band
    Album:  Complete Recordings of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Regiment Band
     
  2. From the Delta: Work Song
    Composer:  William Grant Still (1895-1978)
    Performer:  Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony
    Album:  William Grant Still Works for Symphonic Band
     
  3. From the Delta: Spiritual
    Composer:   William Grant Still (1895-1978)
    Performer:  Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony
    Album:  William Grant Still Works for Symphonic Band
     
  4. From the Delta: Dance
    Composer:   William Grant Still (1895-1978)
    Performer:  Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony
    Album:  William Grant Still Works for Symphonic Band
     
  5. Young Woman's Blues
    Composer:  Bessie Smith (1894-1937)
    Performer:  Queen Latifah and Studio Musicians
    Album:  Music from "Bessie" (HBO movie)
     
  6. Prove It On Me
    Composer:  Ma Rainey (1882-1939)
    Performer:  Carmen Twillie and Studio Musicians
    Album:  Music from "Bessie" (HBO movie)
     
  7. Weary Blues (recorded 1927)
    Composer:   Artie Matthews (1888-1958)
    Performer:  Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven
    Album:  Music from "Bessie" (HBO movie)
     
  8. Beale Street Blues (1916, recorded 1927)
    Composer:  W. C. Handy (1873-1958)
    Performer:  Jelly Roll Morton and his band
    Album:  Essential New Orleans Jazz
     
  9. Honeysuckle Rose (recorded 1949)
    Composer:  Fats Waller (1904-1943)
    Performer:  Sidney Bechet
    Album:  Essential New Orleans Jazz
     
  10. On Patrol in No Man's Land (1918?, recorded 1919)
    Composer:  James Reece Europe (1880-1919)
    Performer:  U.S. Army 369th Infantry Regiment Band
    Album:  Complete Recordings of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Regiment Band
     
  11. Darktown Strutter's Ball (1918, recorded 1919)
    Composer:  Shelton Brooks (1886-1975)
    Performer:  U.S. Army 369th Infantry Regiment Band
    Album:  Complete Recordings of Jim Europe's 369th Infantry Regiment Band
     
  12. I've Got What It Takes
    Composer:  Clarence Williams (1893?-1965) & Hezekiah Jenkins
    Performer:  Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks
    Album:  Music from "Bessie" (HBO movie)
     
  13. St. Louis Blues (1914, recorded 1956)
    Composer:  W. C. Handy (1873-1958)
    Performer:  Louis Armstrong and His Band
    Album:  Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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