Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Stripper
David Rose and His Orchestra 1:57
2 Lover
Frank Sinatra 2:41
3 The Nervous Beat
The Creed Taylor Orchestra 2:23
4 Three Cool Cats
The Coasters 2:12
5 Toots Shor's Blues
Elmer Bernstein 2:49
6 Sam's Blues
Sam “The Man” Taylor 2:33
7 Jump Children (Voot Voot)
The Flamingos 2:35
8 St. Louis Blues
Slim Gaillard and His Southern Fried Orchestra 2:19
9 It Ain't the Meat
The Swallows 2:35
10 I Want My Fanny Brown
Wynonie Harris 3:08
11 Gotta Gimme What'cha Got
Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends 2:49
12 Bartender Boogie
Jack McVea and His All Stars 2:44
13 The House of Blue Lights
Ella Mae Morse 2:54
14 Red Top
Gene Ammons Sextet 3:07
15 The Honeydripper
Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers 3:06
16 Lovin' Machine
Wynonie Harris with the Todd Rhodes Orchestra 2:28
17 Hog Wash
Louis Jordan 3:00
18 (Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone
Roy Montrell 2:21
19 Blue Prelude
Candido Camero 2:18
20 Just an Old-Fashioned Girl
Eartha Kitt 2:52
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Put a Spell on You
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins 2:28
2 Honey Rock
Barney Kessel 2:15
3 Mambo No. 5
Pérez Prado and His Orchestra 2:49
4 St. James Infirmary
The Creed Taylor Orchestra 2:33
5 Satellite Baby
Roosevelt Sykes 2:49
6 Street Scene
Sam Butera 3:10
7 Peter Gunn Theme
Ray Anthony and His Orchestra 1:52
8 The Monkey
Dave Bartholomew 2:30
9 Slow Walk
Sil Austin 2:41
10 Harlem Nocturne
Sam "The Man" and His Cat Men 3:00
11 Wine, Women, Whiskey
Papa Lightfoot 2:14
12 The New Bon-Ton Roulay
Clarence Garlow 3:16
13 Dr. Jive Jives
Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra 3:21
14 Long John Blues
Dinah Washington 3:10
15 Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie 3:09
16 My Gal's a Jockey
Big Joe Turner 3:14
17 Beef Stew
Hal Singer Sextette 2:32
18 More Bounce to the Ounce
Lynn Hope Quintet 2:28
19 One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Stick McGhee and His Buddies 2:41
20 Jock-O-Mo
Sugar Boy Crawford and His Cane Cutters 2:25
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fever
Little Willie John 2:42
2 Real Gone
Sam “The Man” Taylor 2:55
3 Hot Little Mama
Johnny “Guitar” Watson 2:42
4 Jam Up
Tommy Ridgley 2:49
5 I Love to Ride
Paula Watson 2:31
6 The Walkin' Blues
Fluffy Hunter with the Jesse Powell Orchestra 2:53
7 T-Town Twist
Roy Milton 2:50
8 Soft
Tiny Bradshaw and His Orchestra 2:35
9 Gator's Groove
Willis "Gator" Jackson 2:40
10 Sixteen Chicks
Joe Clay 1:59
11 Night Train
Louis Prima 2:48
12 I Can't Love You Enough
LaVern Baker 2:40
13 Purple Wail
Red Prysock 2:29
14 Stranded in the Jungle
The Cadets 3:03
15 Whatever Lola Wants
Carmen McRae 3:00
16 She Likes to Boogie Real Low
Frankie Lee Sims 2:07
17 You Did It, You Did It
Roland Kirk 2:28
18 Let the Four Winds Blow
Roy Brown 2:03
19 I Just Want to Make Love to You
Etta James 3:08
20 Jack, That Cat Was Clean
Dr. Horse 3:31

Credits

CD 2

bass guitar:
Frank Fields (1953-09) (track 20)
membranophone:
Eric Warner (1953-09) (track 20)
guitar:
Snooks Eaglin (1953-09) (track 20)
saxophone:
Alfred Bernard (1953-09) (track 20)
David Lastie (1953-09) (track 20)
piano:
James Crawford, Jr. (R&B musician James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, Jr.) (1953-09) (track 20)
trombone:
Big Boy Myles (1953-09) (track 20)
background vocals:
Slim Saunders (1953-09) (track 20)
composer:
James Crawford, Jr. (R&B musician James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, Jr.) (– 1953-09) (track 20)
lyricist:
James Crawford, Jr. (R&B musician James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, Jr.) (– 1953-09) (track 20)
vocals:
James Crawford, Jr. (R&B musician James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, Jr.) (1953-09) (track 20)
publisher:
EMI Unart Catalog Inc. (1956) (track 1)
EMI United Partnership Ltd. (1956) (track 1)
has revision:
Iko Iko (track 20)
later translated versions:
recording of:
Jockomo (1953-09) (track 20)

CD 3

composer:
Richard Adler (musical composer/lyricist) (track 15)
Jerry Ross (musical composer/lyricist) (track 15)
lyricist:
Richard Adler (musical composer/lyricist) (track 15)
Jerry Ross (musical composer/lyricist) (track 15)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Tout ce que veut Lola (lyrics by Boris Vian) (track 15)
part of:
Damn Yankees (1955 musical) (track 15)
recording of:
Whatever Lola Wants (Damn Yankees) (track 15)