Classic Jazz with
Ted Allison


Classic Jazz and Songs From The Great American Song Book

For three hours each week your host, Ted Allison will be featuring the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and of course the list goes on and on.

Beginning in the late 1800's in New Orleans, Louisiana and then by the 1920's the sounds started to sweep the united states...from trios to big bands...from cool to funky and modern, jazz now has over 50 subgenres.

Along the way, you will hear songs from the Great American Song Book. The Great American Song Book is defined loosely as: early 20th century american jazz standards, popular songs and show tunes. it is a wide range of songs!!

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Ted Allison


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Ted has been in radio broadcasting since the early 1970's when he was in high school. Yes, that has been a long time. He has been host and producer of many different shows ranging from pop music from the 1950's and 1960's to of course jazz.

Ted's main occupation for well over 25 years was being the promotions and development director Jazz 88/KBEM — FM, the Minneapolis public shcools radio station.

Ted is now retired but still helps out at several community raido stations in Minneapolis MN where he has lived all his life.(no we don't have snow year round in Minnesota.)

Classic Jazz with Ted Allison #2217

week of sept 19th 2022

hour one

part a

  • This Could Be The Start Of Something Big | This Time By Basie
    1:00 – Count Basie
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller
    6:56 – Jimmy Smith
  • Detroit | Renaissance
    5:45 – Marcus Miller
  • A Ship Without A Sail | The Complete Sarah Vaughan
    3:26 – Sarah Vaughan
  • Growing Old Together | The Longest Ride
    1:58 – Mark Isham

part b

  • Blues For Brenda | Goin' Up
    7:00 – Freddie Hubbard
  • Philly Twist | Whistle Stop
    5:38 – Kenny Dorham
  • Mine | The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols
    4:06 – Herbie Nichols
  • In Walked Bud | Genius Of Modern Music
    2:58 – Thelonious Monk

part c

  • Driftin' | Takin' Off
    6:58 – Herbie Hancock
  • Each Time I Think Of You | The Cat Walk
    5:35 – Donald Byrd
  • I Could Write A Book | Bottoms Up
    4:53 – The Three Sounds

hour two

part a

  • Sidewalks Of New York | Things Are Getting Better
    7:00 – Cannonball Adderley + Milt Jackson
  • Why Do I Love You | Interchanges '54
    5:13 – Dave Brubeck
  • Black Pearl | Soul Stirrin'
    5:49 – Bennie Green
  • Waltz For Debby | Everbody Digs Bill Evans
    1:20 – Bill Evans

part b

  • Song For My Father | Song For My Father
    7:18 – Horace Silver
  • River Song | Collection
    5:13 – Dave Grusin
  • I Could Write A Book | Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book
    3:40 – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Bouncin' With Bud | The Complete Blue Note And Capitol Recordings
    3:07 – Bud Powell Quintet

part c

  • Voice In The Night | Of Course, Of Course ,
    6:42 – Charles Lloyd
  • Stella By Starlight | Walkman Jazz: Oscar Peterson
    4:38 – Oscar Peterson
  • My Little Brown Book | Duke Ellington + John Coltrane
    6:20 – Duke Ellington + John Coltrane
  • Brazil | Django Reinhardt
    2:49 – Django Reinhardt

hour three

part a

  • All The Things You Are | Blackbird
    7:05 – Shelly Berg Trio
  • It's Time | It's Time
    6:33 – Jackie McLean
  • Preach Brother | Hootin' n' Tootin'
    5:46 – Fred Jackson

part b

  • Don't You Miss Your Baby | The Jazz Masters
    5:48 – Buck Clayton
  • Here's That Rainy Day | Introdcing Duke Peterson's Big Band
    4:26 – Duke Peterson
  • Hot Rod | Lovebug
    6:27 – Reuben Wilson
  • Rocky Racoon | Mother Nature's Son
    2:39 – Ramsey Lewis

part c

  • The Lady Is A Tramp | Us Three
    7:09 – Horace Parlan
  • The Downtown Strutters' Ball | Amtrak Blues
    5:20 – Alberta Hunter
  • Just A Gigolo | Vol.7 You're Driving Me Crazy
    3:17 – Louis Armstrong
  • Cotton Tail | Compact Jazz: The Verve Years
    3:21 Ben Webster

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