I put up more tunes recorded from my piano onto my web site today
~~~ Dance Music ~~~
o "All By Myself" QRS #1456 - p/b Max Kortlander
- Nice tune, but with a dissonant base.
Why'd Max do this? (A: Because he could)
o "Humming" QRS #1376
- Snappy tune that'll put pep in your step!
o "You Ought To Be In Pictures" PlayRite #201 - p/b Adam Carroll
- ... with that typical Carroll lush-sounding orchestration.
o "My Blue Bird Was Caught In The Rain" Atlas # 4090
- Great danceable/singable '20's tune
o "Bees Knees" Jewel #4140
- Did this song kick-off this popular phrase, or vice versa?
This quirky novelty tune is evocative of the 1920's ...
back-to-back rich chords and constant progressive modulation (or
so it seems).
o "Thank Your Father" Klavier #2220 - p/b Adam Carroll
- Picture Adam playing this for you at your next cocktail party!
o "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" QRS #2027
- p/b Pete Wendling - 'Gotta love that Wendling bass!
This tune also reissued note-for-note on QRS Q-316.
o "Ukulele Lady" Pianostyle # 24096
- Takes you back to the Hawaiian Craze of the early '20's without
overdosing the listener with a heavy mandolin orchestration
o "Hallelujah (from 'Hit the Deck')" US #44389
- *Very* upbeat and tasteful dance tune.
o "Charleston Rag" Ampico #54174E pb Eubie Blake
- Played by Eubie as only a Eubie Blake song can be played. Don't
confuse this with "The Charleston" or you'll be disappointed.
o "Black Bottom" PlayRite # 402-A
- A rich ragtime 2-step about the color of a river's bottom.
o "So Beats Me Heart" (I think) Atlas #07608
- Unmarked roll, but a winner fox-trot. Great orchestration!
o "Lights and Shadows" QRS # 80628 pb Lee S. Roberts
- Another piece from L.S. Roberts full of harmonics, split
bass chords and modulation you'll feel up your spine.
~~~ Classical Music ~~~
o "Chopin's 'Black Key' Etude" 88-Note # 2042
- Got the big applause when I heard it performed at Boston Symphony
Hall. I play it at the tempo I heard it performed .. wow!
o "Dinner Music #8" Ampico # 67653-H pb Milton Delcamp
- Includes: "The Love Nest", "Gypsy Love Song", "Wildflower",
"Peg 'o My Heart", "If Love Were All", "I'm Just Wild About Harry"
So lively, you'll forget about dinner!