February Birthdays and Snooky @100

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It's the monthly jazz birthdays edition of Gift and Messages, direct from our turntables and CD players in mid-city Baton Rouge to you! We salute the late trumpeter Snooky Young on his 100th birthday with one of the rare recordings under his own name, the out-of-print Horn of Plenty. Great listening, along with tenor birthday madness and a very deep dive into the vault. Enjoy the show!


  • Kamasi Washington "Isabelle" from The Epic (Brainfeeder) 00:00
  • Joshua Redman "Molten Soul" from Elastic (Warner Bros) 11:50
  • David Murray "Aqui Se Habla En Amor" from Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol (Motema) 19:49
  • Buddy DeFranco "Frenesi" from Plays Artie Shaw (Verve) 28:58
  • Snooky Young "Lady Be Good" from Horn of Plenty (Concord) 33:55
  • Snooky Young "The Gypsy" from Horn of Plenty (Concord) 39:35
  • Snooky Young "Rosetta" from Horn of Plenty (Concord) 44:25
  • Pete Christlieb "You Drive!" from Conversations with Warne, Vol 1 (Criss Cross) 48:44
  • Freddie Keppard "Stock Yard Strut" from That Devilin' Time: A Jazz History, Vol 1 (1895-1927) (Naxos) 57:47
  • James P. Johnson "Blues for Fats" from Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) (Mosaic) 1:00:12
  • James P. Johnson "Blueberry Rhyme" from Classic James P. Johnson Sessions (1921-1943) (Mosaic) 1:03:53
  • Chick Webb "Don't Be That Way" from Spinnin' The Web (Decca) 1:06:49
  • Chick Webb "What a Shuffle" from Spinnin' the Web (Decca) 1:09:52
  • Eubie Blake "Semper Fidelis" from The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (Columbia) 1:12:42
  • Eubie Blake "Poor Jimmy Green" from The Eighty- Six Years of Eubie Blake (Columbia) 1:15:14
  • Rex Stewart "Cherry" from The Complete HRS Sessions (Mosaic) 1:17:26
  • Buddy Tate "A Swinging Doll" from Buck and Buddy Blow The Blues (Swingville) 1:22:48
  • Stan Getz "With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" from Stan Getz Plays (Verve) 1:26:42
  • Sonny Stitt "Soul Shack" from Soul Shack (Prestige) 1:30:22
  • Buck Hill "Two Chord Molly" from This Is Buck Hill (Steeplechase) 1:38:15
  • Dexter Gordon "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" from GO! (Blue Note) 1:48:40

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