Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jazz Performance Saturday! - Doc Cheatham plays "Someday You'll Be Sorry"

Jazz Performance Saturday is here again. This Saturday will show a performance by Doc Cheatham and his band at the 1985 Chicago Jazz Festival as they play Someday You'll Be Sorry.

Someday You'll Be Sorry is a Louis Armstrong composition that became a jazz standard. Here Doc Cheatham plays with Bud Freeman's group at the Festival, although Freeman sat out. Doc plays trumpet and sings, while Stu Katz plays piano, Bobby Roberts is on guitar, John Bany is plucking the bass and Barrett Deems is playing drums. 

"Someday You'll Be Sorry" - 1985

Doc Cheatham born Adolphus Anthony Cheatham on June 13, 1905 he was one of the longest playing jazz musicians in history, his career spanning eight decades. His last performance was at Sweet Basil's in New York two days before he died on June 2, 1997.

Cheatham made his first recording with the singer Ma Rainey in 1926. He played with countless bands and musicians over his long career including, early on, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Cab Calloway, and Chick Webb.

He is said to have reinvented himself in the 1970s which put him in good stead and lasted him for the rest of his career.

His autobiography, I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home, came out in 1998 and was co-written by Howard Rye.

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