Songs of the Day in Honor of Gerald Wilson’s 92 Birthday ~ JAZZ

TODAY 92 YEARS YOUNG.


 

El Chicano made Viva Tirado a Monster Hit. But it was Gerald Wilson who wrote the song and performed it first.

A number of Wilson’s compositions showed his love of Spanish/Mexican themes, especially “Viva Tirado,” which later became a hit for the rock band El Chicano.

Both are Phenomenal. But Gerald’s still my favorite. And hearing it LIVE. Let me tell you something. This one song is worth the trips down to the Detroit Jazz Fest all 4 nights.

 

Kenny Burrell who played on the recording of Gerald Wilson’s VIVA TIRADO. Wish I could of found a lot more on this Beautiful Artist and Soul whose career has now spanned over 73 years. He started in Music in 1937.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERALD. MAY GOD LEAVE YOU HERE WITH US A LOT LONGER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDLESS TALENT. YOU ARE BLESSED AND HAVE BLESSED US.

 

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Suite Memories:
Reflections on A Jazz Journey

Gerald Wilson
(MMF1014)
Spoken Word & Music
2 CDs or 2 Cassettes
VOLUME ONE
1. My First Baton
2.
Shelby, Mississippi
3.
Jimmie Lunceford: Hero Of Manassas High
4.
Jimmie Lunceford: A Telegram
5.
Jimmie Lunceford: This Band’s Too Good
6. Jimmie Lunceford: The Lunceford Arrangers
7. Jimmie Lunceford: Getting A Raise; Crunch Time
8. Jimmie Lunceford: My First Recorded Solo
9. Jimmie Lunceford: Lunceford Special (Excerpt)
10. Two Tickets, Please
11. In The Navy
12. My First Band: Getting Started
13. My First Band: Hittin’ The Road
14. My First Band: On Top
15. My First Band: On The Cutting Edge
16. My First Band: Groovin’ High
17. My First Band: Too Soon
18. Duke Ellington: A Phone Call
19. Duke Ellington: To Your Credit
20. Duke Ellington: Don’t Be Late
21. Duke Ellington: Listening To The Radio
22. Duke Ellington: My Guiding Light
23. Jimmy Blanton
VOLUME TWO
1.
Count Basie: Meeting Basie
2.
Count Basie: Joining The Band
3.
Count Basie: At Basie’s Place
4.
Count Basie: You’re Home Now
5.
Count Basie: The All-American Rhythm Section
6. Benny Carter
7. Dizzy Gillespie
8. Billie Holiday
9. In The Front Door
10. Martin Luther King Benefit
11. Pacific Jazz
12. Al Hirt
13. KBCA
14. Music Center Commission
15. Paul Gonsalves
16. Tadd Dameron
17. Eric Dolphy
18. Phil Moore
19. Melba Liston
20. Clark Terry
21. Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison
22. Why I Gave Up The Trumpet
23. Reflections
24. My Band Philosophy

 

2010 DETROIT JAZZ FEST

 
Moday Sept. 6th
Manhattan Transfer/Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra & special guest Gerald Wilson
5:30–7:30PM, Carhartt Amphitheatre Stage

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