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Doc Cheatham's Life in Jazz

Warm recollections of a 75 year career in jazz music.

Doc recalls touring and recording with the likes of, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday,  Benny Goodman and Ma Rainey. 

His vivid memories bring alive a classic era of American music.




DOC CHEATHAM’S LIFE IN JAZZ


Warm recollections of a 75 year career in jazz music, touring and recording with Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday,  Benny Goodman and Ma Rainey.  His vivid memories bring alive a classic era of American music.


Gabriel Broadcast Award-winner, 2009


Doc Cheatham 1A.mp3
IF DREAMS COME TRUE  --  Butch Thompson & Doc Cheatham, 1994
WOLVERINE BLUES  --  Doc Cheatham, 1993
SOMEDAY YOU’LL BE SORRY  --  Doc Cheatham and Sammy Price, piano, 1976
SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  --  Doc Cheatham with the Swedish All Jazz Stars, 1987
ROSETTA  --  Butch Thompson & Doc Cheatham, 1994
MEMPHIS BLUES  --  Doc Cheatham and Sammy Price, piano, 1976
HOT WATER  --  Cab Calloway & his Orchestra, 1932, Rare 78 RPM

Doc Cheatham 1B.mp3
BROKEN SOUL BLUES [excerpt]  --  Ma Rainey, 1926
SWEET BLACK BLUES [excerpt] --  Sam Wooding y sus Chocolate Kiddies, 1929 78 RPM
BULL FOOT STOMP [excerpt]  --  Sam Wooding y sus Chocolate Kiddies, 1929, 78 RPM
WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE  --  Benny Goodman Qunitet, Live, NYC, 1966, Private tape
HANDFUL OF KEYS  --  Benny Goodman, 1966, Private tape
OUT OF NOWHERE  --  Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton, 1997
 



Doc Cheatham 2A.mp3
BLUES IN MY HEART  --  Doc Cheatham, 1993
QUEEN ISABELLA  --  Cab Calloway & his Orch, 1932
OLD YAZOO [excerpt]  --  Cab Calloway & his Orch, 1932, 78 rpm
SAVAGE RHYTHM  --  Cab Calloway & his Orchestra, 1937
HESITATION BLUES [excerpt]   --  Wilbur De Paris and his “New” New Orleans Jazz, 1959
MALTA  --  Wilbur De Paris and his “New” New Orleans Jazz, 1959
NICE WORK  --  Doc Cheatham with the Swedish All Jazz Stars, 1987

Doc Cheatham 2B.mp3
I COVER THE WATERFRONT  --   Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton. 1997
I COVER THE WATERFRONT  [excerpt] --  Billie Holiday, 1944
LOVER COME BACK TO ME [excerpt]   --  Billie Holiday, 1944
I’LL BE SEEING YOU  --  Billie Holiday, 1944
SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY  --  Alberta Hunter, 1982
I’VE GOT A MIND TO RAMBLE  --  Alberta Hunter, 1980
WAS IT A DREAM  --  Doc Cheatham, 1993
I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME  --  Doc Cheatham, 1993