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The Hut Sut Song

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Please, let me first apologize for what I'm about to do to you. The Hut Sut Song was a novelty number made popular in the months before World War II in recordings by Freddy Martin, Horace Heidt and the King Sisters.

Bobby Troup Trio: Daddy

While I'm away, I have a different video clip for you each day this week. Each clip is fun and fascinating in its own right. To kick off the series, here's the Bobby Troup Trio in 1951 performing Troup's own Daddy, with singer Virginia Maxey. That's Al Viola on guitar and Lloyd Pratt on bass:

Buddy Holly Reconsidered

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Screen shot 2011-06-23 at 7.12.19 PMToday in the Wall Street Journal (go here) I review Rave On Buddy Holly, an album that will be released this coming Tuesday. It pairs 19 contemporary and established rock artists with songs associated with rock's least-known and most misunderstood founder.

Adam Rudolph: Both/And

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Adam_RudolphIf you're looking for where jazz is heading, I urge you to take a listen to Adam Rudolph's Both/And (Meta), which is out today. The CD features Adam's Moving Pictures ensemble along with his Organic Orchestra Strings.

Ricky Riccardi on Louis Armstrong

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Screen shot 2011-06-20 at 9.13.51 PMRicky Riccardi's much anticipated What a Wonderful World:  The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years (Pantheon) is out today. Ricky is an Armstrong scholar and archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, N.Y. He also writes the terrific blog The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong. [Pictured: Ricky Riccardi]

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