JAZZ INTERPRETATIONS OF POPULAR SONGS #2

Sep
18

JAZZ INTERPRETATIONS OF POPULAR SONGS #2

This page is part #2 of a jambalayah.com series which showcases jazz interpretations of "popular" songs or tunes. In the context of this page “popular” means somewhat songs or tunes from the music genres of Pop, R&B, Folk, and other non-jazz genres which are familiar or well known in the USA and elsewhere in English speaking societies.

It's my position that one way to grow a jazz audience is by making jazz more familiar to people of all ages. Most of the featured songs in this series originated outside of jazz. Your suggestions are welcomed for additional songs & artists that could be featured in this series. Contact jambalayah17@yahoo.com

Video Sources
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I sincerely thank all the video uploaders whose videos I have reposted on Jambalayah. I also sincerely thank YouTube.com for helping to make these videos available to the general public.

If an uploader of a video sends a request to jambalayah17@yahoo.com for me to remove his or her video from this website I will do so.

Please note that links to YouTube videos or to other online resources may not remain viable. Please also be aware that comments posted on YouTube viewer comments threads may not be suitable for children or otherwise may not meet the standards of Jambalayah.com.

Viewers are strongly encouraged to enjoy these and other jazz & non-jazz examples of these featured songs on this website, on youtube.com, and elsewhere-including at concerts.

Listing Of Songs On This Page
Listed in the order of their posting, the featured songs on this page are:
Tiger Rag
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Tea For Two

Order Of Presentation
The title of the featured song is posted in bold font. A "popular" example of that featured song or tune is then posted first and is followed by several jazz interpretations of that song/tune. The jazz interpretations may be posted in chronological order, with the oldest examples presented first.

Disclaimer:These postings are not meant to imply that these examples are the only non-jazz or jazz interpretations. Nor is the example given in bold font or other examples meant to be interpreted as the earliest recorded example of those songs/tunes.
Sometimes the earliest recorded example of the featured song is from the jazz genre. However, usually the jazz songs/tunes presented on this page are re-interpretations of a non-jazz originated song or tune.

Note: Certain videos featured on this page may also be found in the Jazz section of Jambalayah.com along with their uploader's comments and an edited viewer comment thread.

VIDEOS EXAMPLES

Tiger Rag

Tiger Rag (Clemson University Tigers Fight Song)

Uploaded by theaccfan on Oct 14, 2008
The lyrics to the Clemson Tigers Rag Fight Song are superimposed on this page

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Nick LaRocca and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Tiger Rag

Uploaded by hottandsweaty on Jul 29, 2009
Tiger Rag by Nick LaRocca and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1918

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The Mills Brothers - Tiger Rag

Uploaded by SyberkaPL on Oct 9, 2009
Young Mills Brothers in movie The Big Broadcast from 1932 with their famous song.

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Art Tatum - Tiger Rag

Uploaded by santegeezhe on May 23, 2008
Art Tatum plays Tiger Rag. This version was recorded on March 21, 1933 in New York for Brunswick Records.

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Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli - Tiger Rag

Uploaded by StrawberryFairyShoes on Dec 5, 2009
"Tiger Rag" performed by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and band. Credited to Nick La Rocca, Eddie Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields, and Harry Da Costa.

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow 1955

Uploaded by nimbusmiranda on Jun 12, 2008

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Sarah Vaughan - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Uploaded by jazzbobob on Nov 17, 2008

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Ella Fitzgerald - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Uploaded by isabee4 on Jun 3, 2008
lyrics provided as uploader's summary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7VprPX8kg&feature=related

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Over the Rainbow (1953) by Art Tatum

Uploaded by bluesinorbit on Apr 14, 2010

From the album, "Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces Vol. 6", Pablo.

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Uploaded by dannyqb on Nov 13, 2006

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Smoke gets in your eyes - Art Tatum

Uploaded by francostano on Oct 30, 2009

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Oscar Peterson smoke gets in your eyes

Uploaded by marlondavis1000 on Feb 23, 2010

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Tea For Two

Doris Day - Tea for two

Uploaded by Lucido00 on Dec 1, 2008

Canzone dall'omonimo film musicale del 1951.
[Song from 1951 musical “Tea For Two”

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Art Tatum plays Tea for Two

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Nat King Cole - Tea For Two

Uploaded by IzpovedniC on Nov 5, 2009

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