50th Anniversary Blue Notes for June

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Blue Note 50th anniversaries from June 1970, just two though: Horace Silver (That Healin' Feelin') and Lou Donaldson (Pretty Things). There was also a Reuben Wilson session, but it was never released, and only the 'vault gods' know if it was any good. But you know there's more (don't you?). 21st century music from the Posi-Tone Swingtet, Poncho Sanchez, Akiko Tsuruga, Sebastien Ammann's Color Wheel, Randy Brecker, Gregory Porter and Tony DaGradi. Also another R&B compare and contrast with Ruth Brown vs. Houston Person (from the neglected out-of-print classic, Soul Dance!). From deep in the vault, there's Blue Note 23, as well as Bechet, Hines and Ethel Waters. And Blue Mitchell, just because. Enjoy the show!


  • Posi-Tone Swingtet "Extraction" from One For 25 (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Poncho Sanchez "Soul Bourgeoisie" from Trane's Delight (Concord Picante) 5:25
  • Akiko Tsuruga "Moment's Notice" from Equal Time (Capri) 11:11
  • Sebastien Amman's Color Wheel "Untangled" from Resilience (Skirl) 16:16
  • Ruth Brown "Tearsdrops from My Eyes" from Miss Rhythm, Greatest Hits & More (Atlantic) 29:13
  • Houston Person "Tearsdrops from My Eyes" from Soul Dance! (Prestige) 32:20
  • Horace Silver "Permit Me to Introduce You to Yourself" from That Healin' Feelin' (Blue Note) 37:25
  • Horace Silver "Wipe Away the Evil" from That Healin' Feelin' (Blue Note) 41:07
  • Horace Silver "There's Much to Be Done" from That Healin' Feelin' (Blue Note) 45:17
  • Randy Brecker "Above and Below" from Randy Brecker Rocks (Jazzline) 50:15
  • Blue Mitchell "Sweet Pumpkin" from Blue's Moods (Riverside) 57:39
  • Lou Donaldson "Curtis' Song" from Pretty Things (Blue Note) 1:02:09
  • Lou Donaldson "Love" from Pretty Things (Blue Note) 1:08:10
  • Lou Donaldson "Sassie Lassie" from Pretty Things (Blue Note) 1:14:17
  • Gregory Porter "Painted on Canvas" from Be Good (Motema) 1:20:52
  • Tony Dagradi "Heart to Heart" from Oneness (Astral Music) 1:26:25
  • Josh White "Careless Love Blues" from Complete Blue Note Recordings of Sidney Bechet (Mosaic) 1:33:14
  • Josh White "Milk Cow Blues" from Complete Blue Note Recordings of Sidney Bechet (Mosaic) 1:37:17
  • Sidney Bechet, Earl Hines "Ain't Misbehavin'" from Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928—1945) (Mosaic) 1:41:47
  • Earl Hines "Ole Miss" from Four Jazz Giants (Solo Art) 1:45:09
  • Ethel Waters "Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night" from 78 rpm single (Columbia) 1:51:02

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