Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. [source] Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone / Fred Guy – Banjo, Guitar / Harry Carney –  Baritone Saxophone / … Continue reading Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Louis Armstrong – (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue (1955)

(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue is the second last track on the album Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To Immortal Fats Waller By Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars, released in 1955 on Columbia. Arvell Shaw – String Bass Barney Bigard – Clarinet Barrett Deems – Drums Billy Kyle – Piano Trummy Young – Trombone Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals   Continue reading Louis Armstrong – (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue (1955)