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You Ain’t The One (AtoZ Challenge 2016 – Jazz Age Jazz)

You Ain't the One (AtoZ Challenge 2016 - Jazz Age Jazz) Hardly known outside of a small Jazz coterie, this small band contrived to create an ensemble effect much like the Fletcher Henderson outfit. Charlie Johnson played at Small's Paradise Club in Harlem (229 1/2 7th Avenue at 135th Street) on and off from approximately the mid-twenties to mid-thirties.
You Ain’t The One (Jazz Age Jazz Series) 1928 song by Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten #jazz #jazzmusic Click To Tweet
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David Sager : “an insouciant melody with a hip lyric almost irresistibly tossed off here by Monette Moore (with some engaging fiddling by Edgar Sampson behind her). Perhaps the thing most will remember about this recording is the stabbing, biting trumpet of Jabbo Smith, then only 19 years old and with so much to say musically. But we also should not ignore the inventive drumming of the little-recorded George Stafford. Uneasiness pervades, however, due to the band’s rushing the tempo. In just over three minutes, they pick up about 24 beats per minute by the end of the performance.”

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  • Tasha
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 10:23

    That is an amazing trumpet part – hearing trumpets like that always makes me think of Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You 🙂
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    • Post Author
      Posted May 1, 2016 at 07:02

      I prefer clarinette, but trumpets have a fantastic sound too 🙂

  • Sophie Duncan
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 12:09

    Cool song, and love the pictures on the vid 🙂
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  • Kathleen Valentine
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 14:17

    Wonderful music and great images. I’ve learned so much from your posts!!!

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    • Post Author
      Posted May 1, 2016 at 07:09

      Isn’t it wonderful that there is so much to discover about the 1900s on the internet alone? Only a couple of decades ago, this kind of challenge wouldn’t have been possible.

  • Megan Morgan
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 13:28

    That’s definitely a catchy tune. Makes me wanna dance!

    • Post Author
      Posted May 1, 2016 at 07:07

      True, eh? I discovered a lot of songs I like, during this challenge. As well as discovering that I do like 1920s jazz. It isn’t a music that it chatches you right away, and it’s true that I’ve learned to appreciate it while learning about its history. But now I really enjoying listen to it 🙂

  • Jeffrey Scott
    Posted May 2, 2016 at 21:49

    You ain’t the one is the one I ain’t never heard before. But I like it, and the vintage photos attached.

    • Post Author
      Posted May 3, 2016 at 09:47

      I stumbled upon so many good songs from the Twenties in this month. Truly, this challenge hightened my appreciation for that music 🙂

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