‘Tis Autumn…again

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Here are some additional recordings of the 1941 standard “Tis Autumn,” including a few early ones. I plan to incorporate these recordings into my page on the song, which was published in October 2011.

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‘Tis Autumn (words and music: Henry Nemo)

Jan Savitt and his Top Hatters, vocal: Allan DeWitt — recorded in New York, New York on 25 September 1941; issued 24 October 1941 on the 78 rpm single Victor 27643, as the B-side of “Who Calls?”

audio file, VBR MP3 (5.9 MB), from the page TIS AUTUMN (El Otoño), at archive.org (especially poor sound quality on this one):

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Tony Martin — recorded, with Orchestra under the direction of Harry Sosnik, on 18 November 1941; issued in 1941 on the 78 rpm single Decca 4101, b/w “Cancel the Flowers”

audio file, VBR MP3 (4.5 MB), from the page Tony Martin By a Wishing Well, at archive.org:

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Dick Todd — recorded on 26 November 1941; issued on the 78 rpm single Bluebird B-11387, b/w “Tropical Magic” (m. Harry Warren, w. Mack Gordon)

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Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, vocal: Clyde Rogers – recorded on 3 December 1941; issued on the 78 rpm single Bluebird B-11393, as the B-side of “Until the Stars Fall Down” (Walter Donaldson)

audio file, VBR MP3 (5.6 MB), from a page titled ‘Tis Autumn, at archive.org:

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Geraldo and his Orchestra, vocal: George Evans — issued in April 1942 on the 78 rpm single (UK) Parlophone F 1901, c/w “Soft Shoe Shuffle” (m. Maurice Burman, w. Spencer Williams)

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Red Garland Trio – from the 1958 Red Garland album All Kinds of Weather, Prestige 7148 (aka PRLP 7148); all tracks recorded on 27 November 1958 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ

personnel, from jazzdisco.org:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Arthur Taylor – drums

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Eydie Gormé – from her 1959 album Love is a Season, ABC-Paramount ABC-273 (Mono), ABCS-273 (Stereo)

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Patti Page – from her 1959 LP Indiscretion, Mercury Records MG 20405 (Mono), SR 60059 (Stereo)

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Bobby Hackett Quartet – from the 1959 album Easy Beat, Capitol Records T 1413 (Mono), ST 1413 (Stereo)

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Rosemary Clooney

The provider of another copy of the clip at YouTube says:

July 21 ,1961. Rosie tapes a Jo Stafford TV special in London for ATV with Mel Tormé and Ed Byrnes [sic]. Jack Parnell conducts the orchestra. The show is seen in the UK during September, and later syndicated in the USA. Rosemary sings “June is Bustin’ out All Over” and .. “Tis Autumn.”

According to pages on The Jo Stafford Show at The Classic TV Archive and Wikipedia, guests Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, and Edd Byrnes appeared in Episode 8 of the series. The two sources each credit only “Singin’ in the Rain” to Clooney in the eighth and final episode, with no mention of “‘Tis Autumn” being performed in any episode. Wikipedia indicates that each episode was broadcast as a one-hour special on a particular theme.

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Jackie Paris – from his 1962 LP The Song is Paris, Impulse! A-17 (Mono), AS-17 (Stereo)

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Bob Dorough — from his 1966 album Just About Everything, Focus FM 336 (Mono), FS 336 (Stereo)

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The following audio file is from a November 2014 radio broadcast transcription of an episode of Raoul Van Hall’s Jazz From the Left program at KMHD 89.1 FM, the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) jazz station in Portland, OR. The recording, which is evidently the album track, is preceded by a station promo by Bob Dorough.

audio file, VBR MP3 (8.3 MB), from the page Jazz From The Left 2014 by Raoul KMHD Portland, at archive.org (audio file fixed, 11/28):

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Charlie Mariano & Mal Waldron Trio – from the 1991 album Autumn Dreams, (Japan) Alfa Jazz ALCR-142; all tracks recorded at Trixi-Tonstudio, Munich, Germany, during sessions on 7, 8, & 9 August 1991

personnel, from jazzdisco.org:

Charlie Mariano – alto sax
Mal Waldron – piano
Paulo Cardoso – bass
John Betsch – drums

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Jackie Paris — live performance at age 79, from a March 2004 ‘comeback’ engagement at the Jazz Standard in NYC*; from the 2006 documentary Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

trio:
Michael Weiss – piano
Mike Richmond – bass
Jimmy Madison – drums

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Rick Moore – piano solo; published at YouTube on 10 November 2020

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* Jackie Paris singing “‘Tis Autumn” at the Jazz Standard, NYC, in March 2004 — Variety published a review on 14 March 2004 of a three-night gig, 11-13 March 2004, but the text overlay in the clip from the documentary dates this performance 3/27/04. Did Paris have multiple gigs at the Jazz Standard in March 2004?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kimberly Nettleton
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 12:13:52

    I absolutely love this website! It is so educational and so many links!

    Liked by 1 person

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