WOODY WEDNESDAY 40 songs from Past Woody Films plus song I suggested for Woody Allen’s new film from Pee Wee Spitelera (Clarinetist at Al Hirts’ Club, New Orleans)

40 songs from Past Woody Films plus song I suggested for Woody Allen’s new film from Pee Wee Spitelera (Clarinetist at Al Hirts’ Club, New Orleans)

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Woody Allen – Songs from Woody Allen’s Films

Published on Oct 7, 2013

Woody Allen – Songs from Woody Allen’s Films
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From “Blue Jasmine” to “Stardust Memories”, from “Midnight in Paris” to “Hannah and her sisters”, from “Radio Days” to “Mighty Aphrodite”, from “Annie Hall” to “Bullets over Broadway”, Woody Allen has always used jazz in his films. The music underlines the storyline and merges beautifully with each scene. Some of the greatest names in jazz and many of the greatest big bands have featured in his creations: Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, Harry James, Django Reinhardt, Glenn Miller, Bix Beiderbecke, Ben Webster, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Chick Webb, Lester Young, Erroll Garner, Artie Shaw, King Oliver, Red Garland, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more …

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1 – Sidney Bechet “Si tu vois ma mère” (from Midnight in Paris)
2 – Josephine Baker “La Conga Blicoti” (from Midnight in Paris)
3 – Lizzie Miles “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” (from Blue Jasmine)
4 – King Oliver “West End Blues” (from Blue Jasmine)
5 – Louis Armstrong “Back O’ Town Blues (from Blue Jasmine)
6 – The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care (from Radio Days) 7 – The Mairy Macs “Mairzy Doats” (from Radio Days)
8 – Tommy Dorsey “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” (from Radio Days)
9 – Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (from Radio Days)
10- Red Garland “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year” (from Whatever Works)
11 – Chick Webb “If Dreams Come True” (from Stardust Memories)
12 – Louis Armstrong “Stardust” (from Stardust Memories)
13 – Harry James & Helen Forrest “I’ve Heard That Song Before” (from Hannah & Her Sisters)
14 – Harry James “You Made Me Love You” (from Hannah & Her Sisters)
15 – Artie Shaw “Moonglow” (from Annie Hall)
16 – Fred Astaire “Cheek to Cheek” (from The Purple Rose of Cairo)
17 – Tommy Dorsey “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now” (from Interiors)
18 – Jelly Roll Morton “Wolverine Blues” (from Interiors)
19 – Benny Goodman “Whispering” (from Mighty Aphrodite)
20 – Erroll Garner “Penthouse Serenade” (from Mighty Aphrodite)
21 – Dooley Wilson “As Time Goes By” (from Play It Again Sam)
22 – Lester Young “I Can’t Get Started” (from Anything Else)
23 – Billie Holiday “Easy to Love” (from Anything Else)
24 – Django Reinhardt “Nagasaki” (from Bullets Over Broadway)
25 – Bix Beiderbecke “At the Jazz Band Ball” (from Bullets Over Broadway)
26 – Glenn Miller “Sunrise Serenade” (from the Curse of the Jade Scorpion)
27 – Duke Ellington “Sophisticated Lady” (from the Curse of the Jade Scorpion)
28 – Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli “Liebstraum # 3” (from Sweet & Lowdown)
29- Ben Webster “My Ideal” (from September)
30 -Teddy Wilson “I Got Rhythm” (from Celebrity)
31 – Coleman Hawkins “Out of Nowhere” (from Deconstructing Harry)
32 – Benny Goodman “Sing Sing Sing” (from Deconstructing Harry)
33 – Benny Goodman “If I Had You” (from You’ll Meet a Tall Dark Stranger)
34 – Duke Ellington “I let a Song Out of My Heart” (Melinda &Melinda)
35 – Artie Shaw “Moonglow” (from Alice)
36 – Erroll Garner “The Way You Look Tonight” (from Alice)
37 – Tommy Dorsey “Opus n°1” (from Radio Days)
38 – Glenn Miller “American Patrol (from Radio Days)
39 – Artie Shaw “Frenesi” (from Radio Days)
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This song below is my suggestion for the next Woody Allen movie and I mailed a letter to Woody Allen in December of 2014 suggesting it:

Blue Clarinet-Pee Wee Spitelera

Uploaded on Aug 16, 2010

Clarinetist at Al Hirts’ Club, New Orleans

My friend Sean Michel had an uncle named Pee Wee Spitelera and you will notice Pee Wee at the 4 minute mark take off on his  clarinet in this video below on the Dinah Shore Show in 1960. I TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE WOODY ALLEN IN DECEMBER OF 2014 AND ASK HIM IF HE EVER MET “PEE WEE” AND I ASKED HIM TO CONSIDER THE SONG “BLUE CLARINET” FOR HIS NEW MOVIE. I HAVEN’T  HEARD BACK YET.

Al Hirt on the Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1960

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Wabash Cannonball & Detour-Pee Wee Spitelera

Uploaded on Aug 16, 2010

Clarinetist at Al Hirts’ Club, New Orleans

Al Hirt on the Johnny Cash Show

Uploaded on Jan 27, 2010

Johnny joins Hirt for a quick duet on “I Walk The Line,” then surrenders the stage to his guest for what seems like a really long time. Hirt plays a brass instrument to produce what sounds suspiciously like jazz. From the Dec. 16, 1970 episode of Cash’s show. This clip is mostly for Al Hirt fans. Just because I have no idea who he is doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a passionate following.
Addendum: The following details from an Al Hirt fan just arrived this morning: The first song by Al Hirt and his band is a very fast version of the country song “Louisiana Man.” The second song by Al Hirt and his band is an extremely fast version of the classic Jelly Roll Morton Dixieland song “Wolverine Blues.”

1964 1965 NY World’s Fair Al Hirt Performs From A Unique Stage

Published on Jun 20, 2013

If you know this song..youd soon realize that these guys are Miming or lipsyncing to the soundtrack for obvious reasons micing a band on a moving stage through a Fair is no easy task in the 1960s…..However the purpose was just eye candy for the parade.This is just amazing Al hirt History!

YouTube Al Hirt in Italy 1962)

Published on Jun 20, 2013

Dinah Shore, Al Hirt, Perez Prado, Andy Williams & Ella Fitzgerald, “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”

Published on Dec 29, 2012

Al Hirt, Perez Prado, Andy Williams & Ella Fitzgerald on “The Dinah Shore Chevy Show”.

When The Saints Go Marching In – Al Hirt jazz trumpet solo Bb version

From the album “Our Man in New Orleans” released from RCA Victor in 1963  here the transcription of the Al Hirt solo on one of the most known gospel hymn: “When the Saints go marching in” interpretated in the traditional New Orleans style. Al Hirt trumpet, Pee Wee Spitelera clarinet, Jerry Hirt trombone, Ronnie Dupont piano, Lowell Miller double bass, Frank Hudec drums.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Pee Wee Spitelera

by Praguefrank, Kurt Rokitta, Carl G. Cederblad, Michel Ruppli
SESSIONS also recorded with Al Hirt, Pete Fountain
October 1964 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Pee Wee Spitelera (Pee Wee Spitelera [clarinet], Boots Randolph [sax] + unknown musicians + The Anita Kerr Singers. Producer: Chet Atkins)
001 RPA4-1573 TANSY 47-8606/LSP-3511
002 RPA4-1574 ANATEVKA unissued
003 RPA4-1581 HEY SHORT LEGS LSP-3511
23 February 1965 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Pee Wee Spitelera (Pee Wee Spitelera [clarinet] + unknown musicians + The Anita Kerr Singers.Producer: Bob Ferguson)
004 SPA4-1177 LEROY’S TUNE LSP-3511
005 SPA4-1178 CREOLE CLARINET 47-8606/LSP-3511
006 SPA4-1179 BLUE CLARINET 47-8886/LSP-3511
ca 23 or 24 February 1965 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Pee Wee Spitelera (Producer: Bob Ferguson)
007 SPA4-1183 OA HU (WA HOO) LSP-3511
008 SPA4-1184 LAPPLAND LSP-3511
009 SPA4-1185 CAT WALK unissued
Summer 1965 prob. RCA Victor Studio, Webster Hall, 119E, 11th St., Manhattan, New York City – Pee Wee Spitelera (arr. by Dick Hyman, Producer: Jim Foglesong)
010 SPKM-5272 SHOW ME WHERE THE GOOD TIMES ARE 47-8666
011 HARD TIMES ARE GONE LSP-3511
012 THE GYPSY LSP-3511
013 GOLDEN EARRINGS LSP-3511
014 CHIHUAHUA LSP-3511
015 SPKM-5279 EBB TIDE 47-8666/LSP-3511
ca early July 1966 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Pee Wee Spitelera (arr. by Dick Hyman, Producer: Jim Foglesong)
016 TWA4-1423 A SONG FROM ROSEMARY 47-8886
1966 RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN – Pee Wee Spitelera (arr. by Bill Walker. Producer: Jim Foglesong)
017 COUNTRY CLARINET LSP-3638
018 I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS LSP-3638
019 SAN ANTONIO ROSE LSP-3638
020 BOUQUET OF ROSES LSP-3638
021 TPA4-4109 DETOUR 47-9154/LSP-3638
022 I LOVE YOU BECAUSE LSP-3638
023 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY? LSP-3638
024 TPA4-4112 WABASH CANNONBALL 47-9154/LSP-3638
025 I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW LSP-3638
026 I CAN’T HELP IT (IF I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) LSP-3638
027 YOU DON’T KNOW ME LSP-3638
028 NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS LSP-3638

ALBUMS
RCA Victor LPM/LSP-3511 Pee Wee Plays Pretty: Hard Times Are Gone; The Gypsy; Creole Clarinet; Hey! Short Legs; La Playa; Leroy’s Tune; Tansy; Oa Hu (Wa Hoo); Golden Earrings; Blue Clarinet; Chihuahua; Ebb Tide – 66
RCA Victor LPM/LSP-3638 Country Clarinet: Country Clarinet; I Love You So Much It Hurts; San Antonio Rose; Bouquet Of Roses; I Love You Because; Have You Ever Been Lonely?; Wabash Cannonball; I Really Don’t Want To Know; I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You); You Don’t Know Me; Detour; Night Train To Memphis – 10-66 (MX: TPRS-1415/16(s), rev. Oct. 15)

SINGLES
RCA Victor
47-8606 Tansy / Creole Clarinet – 06-65
47-8666 Show Me Where The Good Times Are / Ebb Tide – 09-65
47-8886 Blue Clarinet / A Song For Rosemary – 07-66
47-9154 Detour / Wabash Cannonball – 03-67

Al Hirt – trumpet
Pee Wee Spitelera – clarinet
Joe Prejean – trombone
Ellis Marsalis – piano
Rodrigo Sines – bass
Mike Oshetski – saxophone
Paul Ferrera – drums

At the peak of his celebrity, from the late ’50s through the 70s, New Orleans native Al Hirt gained a national reputation for his crisp, catchy trumpet work on simple pop confections like “Java,” “Cotton Candy” and “Sugar Lips.” Affectionately known by his friends as “Jumbo,” the hulking trumpeter considered himself more an entertainer than a jazz musician, though his ebullient brand of Dixieland was imbued with swing and dazzling improvisations. At the time of his appearance at the inaugural New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1970, Hirt owned his own Bourbon Street club where he regularly performed. Fronting a professional crew consisting of pianist Ellis Marsalis (father of Wynton Marsalis, whom Hirt is said to have given his first trumpet), clarinetist Pee Wee Spitelera, trombonist Joe Prejean, saxophonist Mike Oshetski, former Louis Prima drummer Paul Ferrera and bassist Rodrigo Sines, Hirt delivered an entertaining set (with some brusque, humorous and frequently politically incorrect banter between songs).

A generous bandleader, Hirt individually features each of his sidemen during this set at the Municipal Auditorium. They open with a pyrotechnic take on Jelly Roll Morton’s “Royal Garden Blues” that makes the classic Bix Beiderbecke & The Wolverines version from 1924 sound like it’s standing still. Every one in the band gets a solo taste here, with clarinetist Spitelera and saxophonist Oshetski making the strongest contributions. At the end of this bristling opener, they each trade rapid-fire eight-bar phrases with drummer Ferrera before bringing the piece to an exhilarating conclusion. They next downshift into the ballad “Paula’s Theme,” a Hirt original from the soundtrack to Viva Max! a madcap satirical film from 1970 starring Peter Ustinov and Jonathan Winters. Clarinetist Spitelera showcases his most expressive playing on “Danny Boy,” jumping up to the high register at the conclusion of this poignant Irish anthem while trombonist Prejean delivers a lovely, lyrical reading of the Tommy Dorsey theme song, “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You.” Tenor saxophonist Oshetski, whom Hirt calls “the greatest jazz player in the band,” is then featured on a mellow bossa nova rendition of the 1967 Herman’s Hermits hit tune “There’s a Kind of Hush,” sounding a touch like tenor great Stan Getz with his warm tone and fluid lines.

Pianist Marsalis, whose own modern jazz quartet was featured on the New Orleans Jazz Festival bill the previous night, is next featured on a swinging piano trio rendition of the ballad “Secret Love,” which is underscored by Ferrera’s brisk brushwork and creatively syncopated playing on the kit. Bassist Sines, a native of Costa Rica who was attending Loyola University at the time of this concert, carries the melody on the jazz standard “Body And Soul,” which also has him improvising freely throughout the piece. Hirt steps up to the plate on the swinging set-closer, a syncopated Dixieland version of Stephen Foster’s “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River).” And dig his quote at the tag from “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans.”

Born Alois Maxwell Hirt (on November 7, 1922) in New Orleans, he picked up his first trumpet at age six. By age 16, he began playing professionally at the local Fair Grounds Racetrack. In 1940, Hirt enrolled at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dr. Frank Simon, a former soloist with the John Philip Sousa Orchestra. Following a stint in the Army, he broke in with various big bands during the Swing era, making his mark as a featured soloist with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In 1950, Hirt became first trumpet and soloist with Horace Heidt’s Orchestra and by 1955 he began playing with fellow New Orleanian, clarinetist Pete Fountain. He recorded some regional albums as a leader in the late ’50s before signing a lucrative contract with RCA, debuting with 1961’s The Greatest Horn in the World. Subsequent albums like Cotton Candy and Honey in the Horn were Top 10 best sellers, but it was his million-selling, Grammy-winning hit single from 1963, “Java,” that brought Hirt international stardom. He flashed his technical prowess on the frenetic theme to the 1966 TV show The Green Hornet starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee. The following year, Hirt became a minority owner in the NFL expansion New Orleans Saints football team.

On February 8, 1970, Hirt was injured while riding on a Mardi Gras float. He claims to have been struck in the mouth by a brick thrown from the crowd, and he makes a joking reference to it in his 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival performance. Hirt continued performing and recording for various labels through the ’80s and ’90s. He died at his home in New Orleans on April 27, 1999, at age 76. (Bill Milkowski)

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