Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ben Webster

I know a jazz musician named Ben who plays the sax, and whose sound is kind of mellow. Ben Webster was a jazz musician named Ben who played the sax, and whose sound was sometimes mellow. The Ben I know, his name’s not Webster.

Just some trivia…

This is Jazz Masters 43.

Ben Webster:

Meet The Frog – Refers to his nickname, “Frog.”
That’s All – Wikipedia has a list of who did this. Nat King Cole was the first, and Rick Nelson put it in the top 50 in 1963. This version has a smoky tone to it; close your eyes and you’re in a night club, candles, smoke, atmosphere…
Come Rain Or Come Shine – A hit for Judy Garland.
Pennies From Heaven – Another old standard. I have a version of this by Al Hibbler.
Old Folks
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – By Cole Porter. I used to have a version of this by Julie London, and Webster does with his sax what Julie does with her voice.
You’re Mine, You!
De Dar
Bye Bye Blackbird – “Pack up all my cares and woes…” I like Joe Cocker’s version of this.
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – Another standard done by Al Hibbler.
In A Mellow Tone – Didn’t we just hear this by The Mills Brothers? Didn’t we?
Chelsea Bridge

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