Tonight, because he was the featured artist, they played a ton of Earl Bostic. You know him; you should at least know "Harlem Nocturne". Great as that song is, he's got a whole lot more. When the show was done, I wasn't. I was just getting started, so I went looking. Bam! Right out of the gate, 140 songs at Internet Archive.
Bostic was no slouch. This is what Art Blakey had to say about him "Nobody knew more about the saxophone than Bostic. I mean technically, and that includes Bird [Charlie Parker]. Bostic could take any make of saxophone and tell you its faults and its best points. Working with Earl Bostic is like attending a university of the saxophone." And Blakey should know.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Earl Bostic - Harlem Nocturne mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Earl Bostic - Rockin' and Reelin' mp3 at Internet Archive
Earl Bostic - Jungle Drums mp3 at Internet Archive
The whole shooting match:
Earl Bostic - 140 songs at Internet Archive NOTE: At Internet Archive scroll down to "Download Options" in the right hand column. Click on "VBR MP3" for individual mp3s.
Earl Bostic at Wikipedia