Permit me to tell you how my yesterday went. It went badly. Here’s why. I prepared a Rifftides post that included a video. After the preliminary work and I was ready to post, I got a “video unavailable” notification. I settled on another post, put it together and got a second “video unavailable” message.
So, I decided to bring you a couple of videos that I was reasonably certain would be available. They were. They contain recordings that are part of the basic repertoire, pieces with solos that all good Rifftides readers should be able to sing along with. Please do, and we’ll both feel better about the whole day. First: Louis Armstrong’s “West End Blues” (1928). Second: Charlie Parker’s and Lester Young’s “Lady Be Good” (1946).
Now, don’t you feel better?