Last year, I started collecting Jazz vinyls. Maybe I will start DJing with those one day but there are no specific plans so far.
However, I like the haptic experience in handling vinyls and it beams me back to my childhood when we often listened to LPs at home.
While I was in Stockholm by the end of 2013, I found a cheap LP – a Swedish release – in a record store:
Back home when I listened to it for the first time, one song immediately caught my attention: Jubilesta. Wow, what a beauty!
I then browsed through my digital library and found it as well, from the Mosaic edition: Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions.
It was lurking there, never categorized and therefore disappeared from my radar.
Interestingly, the digitalized Mosaic version is far more noisy than my LP version. That's probably the reason why I've never categorized it.
“Jubilesta” was written by Duke Ellington and recorded under the lead of Cootie Williams.
And look at this high class personell:
Cootie Williams (tpt), Juan Tiziol (v-tbn), Barney Bigard (clt/ten), Otto Hardwick (alt), Harry Carney (bar), Duke Ellington (pno), Billy Taylor (bass), Sonny Greer (dms).
Artist: Cootie Williams and his Rug Cutters
Recorded: New York, October 26, 1937
Tempo: 194 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
Let me hear if you like that song as much as I do! Share your thoughts in the comment section below.