Hello all. At the end of my last post, I promised a Halloween edition of the blog but the last two days completely got away from me so I have nothing prepared and it's already 9 p.m. But since I have the responsibility to leave a "treat" rather than a "trick," here are the Red Hot Jazz Archive links to two takes of "Old Man Mose" to keep you in Halloween spirit. Enjoy!
Here's the rarer take A, with a completly different arangement than the more famous issued take D. Click here.
And finally, here's the originally issued take.
I'll hopefully be back tomorrow to discuss the Armstrong-Zilner Randolph composition in more detail. Until then, have a Happy Halloween...and stay away from Old man Mose's!