GRANDMA SAID “GET HOT!”

A new old tune — thanks to the diligent Janette Walker — that has everything one could want in a memorably silly ditty.

And the first page (courtesy, like the cover, of eBay):

A wonderful version — love those saxophones! — thanks to Nick Dellow.  Legend has it that Jackson held and recorded jam session parties.  Anyone got those discs in paper sleeves in the attic?

Another contemporaneous version, positively lilting.  Speculation about the trombonist will be welcomed:

And a treat from this century: Peter Mintun, 2010.  JAZZ LIVES has made many pleasurable experiences possible for me, but one of the nicer ones is that I met Peter a few years back when he visited New York City (at an uptown corner pub called the Tryon) where there was good music: he knew my work and I certainly admire his:

Remember to first clear all requests with the proper authorities, no matter what Grandma says . . . unless she has a legal staff and can pay your bail.  You’ve been warned.

May your happiness increase!

4 responses to “GRANDMA SAID “GET HOT!”

  1. Tommy Dorsey or someone striving to sound like him.

  2. Girish Trivedi

    What a great framable poster ‘ “The gang’s all here”. Regrettably, don’t have any of those shellacs.

    Keep Swingin’.

    Girish

  3. Gary Turetsky

    Trombone speculation: whoever it is certainly listened to Mr. T although it’s not Mr.T. Could be Glenn Miller? Abe Lincoln?

  4. The trombonist is Tommy Dorsey, almost certainly.

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