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Roy Eldridge – Rockin’ Chair


Eldridge, who was nicknamed “Little Jazz” many years ago by the late Chu Berry, has proved through the last few decades to be one of the exciting musicians in jazz and certainly a major influence on all modern trumpeters.

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Among the quite wonderful songs which appear to have eluded the current (that is to say, younger) crop of jazzmen is Hoagy Carmichael’s “Rockin’ Chair”. Yet this song, written in 1930, has all the elements for a good jazzman to want to play and sing. “Rockin’ Chair” has a lazy rhythm but a strong one and it has lyrics that are wedded with shining fidelity to the music – Carmichael incidentally, wrote both music and lyrics. The lyrics, moreover, are as much fun to sing as they are to hear, and that is considerable. The melody, one assumes from hearing it, is fun to play as well.


I See Everybody’s Baby
Little Jazz
Basin Street Blues
I Remember Harlem
Rockin’ Chair
Easter Parade
Roy’s Riff
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Baby What’s The Matter With You
Yard Dog
Sweet Lorraine
Jumbo The Elephant


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm