Tracklist

CD 1: 1906‐1925
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Frog Legs
James Scott 2:47
2 A Real Slow Drag
Scott Joplin 3:22
3 American Beauty Drag
Joseph F. Lamb 2:45
4 Desecration Rag
Felix Arndt 3:06
5 Magnet Rag
Scott Joplin 3:26
6 Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin 3:11
7 Blooie Blooie
Edythe Baker 2:02
8 Cryin' Blues
Amanda Randolph 3:00
9 Home Again Blues
Eubie Blake 2:41
10 Harlem Strut
James P. Johnson 2:38
11 Arkansas Blues
James P. Johnson 4:21
12 Arkansas Blues
Eubie Blake 2:59
13 Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller 3:17
14 Hard Luck Blues
Everett Robbins 4:26
15 Chime Blues
Fletcher Henderson 3:32
16 Sugar Blues
Clarence Williams 3:17
17 Snake Hips
Fats Waller 2:29
18 The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton 3:16
19 Gulf Coast Blues
Clarence Johnson 2:59
20 The Fives
Hersal Thomas 4:38
21 Chicago Stomps
Jimmy Blythe 2:59
22 Perfect Rag
Jelly Roll Morton 2:44
23 My Own Blues
Clarence Johnson 2:51
24 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight?
Frank Banta 2:37
CD 2: 1926‐1929
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fifth Street Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 1:52
2 Squeeze Me
Fats Waller 3:03
3 Hock Shop Blues
Cliff Jackson 4:01
4 Dead Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 4:17
5 Changes
Vee Lawnhurst 2:59
6 Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson 2:43
7 Riffs
James P. Johnson 3:12
8 Mr. Jelly Lord
Jelly Roll Morton 2:52
9 Dew-Drop Alley
Sugar Underwood 3:18
10 Cow Cow Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 3:09
11 Gin Mill Blues
Lemuel Fowler 3:29
12 Swampy River
Duke Ellington 2:47
13 Down and Out Blues
Lemuel Fowler 4:28
14 Blues In Thirds
Earl Hines 2:54
15 A Monday Date
Earl Hines 3:13
16 Fifty-Seven Varieties
Earl Hines 3:10
17 Pine Top's Blues
Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith 2:49
18 Glad Rag Roll
Earl Hines 3:00
19 Numb Fumblin'
Fats Waller 2:51
20 Chime Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 3:14
21 Detroit Rocks
Montana Taylor 3:20
22 Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller 3:11
23 Dearborn Street Breakdown
Charles Avery 3:16
24 Thirty-One Blues
Bob Call 2:38
CD 3: 1930‐Oct. 1936
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You've Got To Be Modernistic
James P. Johnson 3:12
2 No. 29
Wesley Wallace 3:15
3 Night Life
Mary Lou Williams 2:59
4 Memories of You
Garland Wilson 3:05
5 Pratt City Blues
Jabo Williams 3:21
6 Lots O' Fingers
Duke Ellington 2:51
7 Tiger Rag
Art Tatum 2:22
8 Gin Mill Blues
Joe Sullivan 3:13
9 Little Rock Getaway
Joe Sullivan 2:59
10 St. Louis Blues
Herman Chittison 3:25
11 Alligator Crawl
Fats Waller 2:45
12 African Ripples
Fats Waller 3:11
13 Tea For Two
Fats Waller 3:05
14 Texas Stomp
Dorothy Rice 3:28
15 Liza
Teddy Wilson 2:57
16 In The Dark/Flashes
Jess Stacy 3:15
17 Barrelhouse
Jess Stacy 3:02
18 Cheek To Cheek
Joe Turner 2:44
19 Mr. Freddie Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 3:02
20 Farish Street Jive
Little Brother Montgomery 2:33
CD 4: 1937‐1939
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Swing Session
Duke Ellington 1:48
2 Stardust
Fats Waller 3:12
3 Keepin' Out of Misschief Now
Fats Waller 3:12
4 Ain't Misbehavin'
Teddy Weatherford 2:19
5 Piano Stomp (Shine)
Lionel Hampton 2:57
6 Where Or When
Teddy Wilson 3:25
7 Morning Air
Willie “The Lion” Smith 2:57
8 Tiger Rag
Jelly Roll Morton 3:17
9 Don't Blame Me
Nat King Cole 2:25
10 Boogie Woogie
Count Basie 3:06
11 St. Louis Stomp
Speckled Red 3:18
12 Boogie Woogie Prayer
The Boogie Woogie Trio 4:58
13 Blue Boogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:54
14 Suitcase Blues
Albert Ammons 3:52
15 Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 3:38
16 Echoes Of Spring
Willie “The Lion” Smith 2:45
17 Candlelights
Jess Stacy 3:19
18 Far Ago Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 4:06
19 Informal Blues
Duke Ellington 2:45
20 Lone Star Blues
Pete Johnson 3:09
21 The Fives
Jimmy Yancey 3:06
22 Between Sets
Billy Kyle 2:34
23 Rib Town Shuffle
Nat King Cole 2:45
24 Blueberry Rhyme
James P. Johnson 3:24
CD 5: 1939‐1941
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Over The Rainbow
Art Tatum 3:50
2 South Side Shuffle
Art Hodes 3:01
3 Margie
Mary Lou Williams 2:29
4 State Street Special
Jimmy Yancey 2:41
5 I've Found A New Baby
Lionel Hampton 2:54
6 The Crave
Jelly Roll Morton 3:08
7 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Clarence Profit 3:28
8 Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues
Earl Hines 2:45
9 Child Of A Discordered Brain
Earl Hines 2:39
10 Organ Grinder Blues
Art Hodes 3:29
11 Central Avenue Breakdown
Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole 3:05
12 I Can't Get Started With You
Joe Bushkin 3:02
13 Rosetta
Art Tatum 2:52
14 Rocco's Boogie Woogie
Maurice Rocco 2:45
15 Early Morning Blues
Nat King Cole 2:54
16 Anitra's Dance
Donald Lambert 2:42
17 Windy City Boogie
Nat King Cole 2:24
18 Andy's Blues
Joe Sullivan 3:02
19 My Melancholy Baby
Earl Hines 2:32
20 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Earl Hines 2:42
21 Rosetta
Teddy Wilson 2:51
22 Body And Soul
Teddy Wilson 3:16
23 Hold'em Hootie
Jay McShann 2:41
CD 6: 1941‐1945
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Death Ray Boogie
Pete Johnson 3:02
2 Basement Boogie
Pete Johnson 2:57
3 Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller 3:25
4 Georgia On My Mind
Fats Waller 3:01
5 Solitude
Duke Ellington 3:31
6 Sixth Avenue Express
Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson 2:45
7 The Man I Love
Herman Chittison 3:21
8 Flamingo
Herman Chittison 3:24
9 When A Woman Loves A Man
Mel Powell 2:46
10 I Got Rhythm
Art Tatum 2:19
11 Zonky
Nat Jaffe 2:31
12 Begin The Beguine
Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra 5:06
13 Lulu's Mood
Freddie Washington 2:39
14 Cecil Boogie
Cecil Gant 2:22
15 West End Blues
Bud Powell 2:50
16 Carolina Shout
James P. Johnson 2:38
17 Overture To Dawn
Erroll Garner 8:46
18 Boogie Woogie Boogie
Erroll Garner 3:20
19 Mad Monk
Billy Taylor 2:40
20 For Miss Black
Mel Powell 2:22
21 Hommage A Fats Waller
Mel Powell 2:34
22 Frankie And Johnny
Duke Ellington 2:39
CD 7: 1945‐1947
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dancers In Love
Duke Ellington 2:23
2 Boogin' With Big Sid
Sammy Price 3:10
3 Lover
Art Tatum 4:04
4 Buddy Bolden's Blues
Don Ewell 3:12
5 Drawing Room Blues
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 3:40
6 What Is This Thing Called Love
Lennie Tristano 2:46
7 Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts 2:37
8 Memories Of You
Erroll Garner 3:07
9 Sweet Lorraine
Ken Kersey 2:57
10 All Gods' Chillun' Got Rhythm
Mary Lou Williams 2:46
11 A Night In Tunisia
Lennie Tristano 3:09
12 I Can't Get Started With You
Lennie Tristano 2:58
13 There Was Nobody Looking
Duke Ellington 2:56
14 Exactly Like You
Johnny Guarnieri 2:59
15 Crazy Rhythm
Nat King Cole 1:45
16 I Should Care
Bud Powell 3:02
17 Bud's Bubble
Bud Powell 2:37
18 Out Of Nowhere
Art Tatum 2:53
19 Have You Met Miss Jones
George Shearing 2:57
20 Erroll's Bounce
Erroll Garner 3:01
21 Shine On, Harvest Moon
Count Basie 2:25
22 Blue Boy
Lennie Tristano 2:50
CD 8: 1947‐1949
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Play Piano Play
Erroll Garner 3:19
2 Loose Nut
Erroll Garner 2:58
3 Parlor Social
Don Ewell 2:54
4 Rhythm Itch
Sir Charles Thompson 2:55
5 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Lennie Tristano 2:56
6 Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk 3:10
7 Off Minor
Thelonious Monk 3:03
8 Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington 2:06
9 Bopmatism
Dodo Marmarosa 2:59
10 Poor Butterfly
Oscar Peterson 2:43
11 Bop's Your Uncle
George Shearing 2:42
12 Haig'n Haig
Al Haig Quartet 2:40
13 Bopelbaby
Al Haig Quartet 2:43
14 Judy
Lennie Tristano 2:58
15 Cherokee
Bud Powell 3:41
16 Strictly Confidential
Bud Powell 3:11
17 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell 3:03
18 Sweet Georgia Brown
Oscar Peterson 3:04
19 Moonglow
Erroll Garner 2:39
20 Somebody Loves Me
Art Tatum 2:48
21 Sweet Lorraine
Art Tatum 2:40
22 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Erroll Garner 3:02
23 Dancing In The Dark
Art Tatum 2:56
CD 9: 1950‐1951
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 April In Paris
Bud Powell 3:12
2 Opus Caprice
Al Haig 2:23
3 Stars Fell On Alabama
Al Haig 3:36
4 Oscar's Blues
Oscar Peterson 3:14
5 Sweet Lorraine
Ralph Sutton 2:37
6 Rosetta
Earl Hines 3:55
7 Carnegie Blues
Oscar Peterson 8:14
8 Cottontail
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 2:55
9 The C Jam Blues
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 2:58
10 Hallucinations
Bud Powell 2:29
11 Over The Rainbow
Bud Powell 3:00
12 Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk 3:16
13 There Will Never Be Another You
Wynton Kelly 3:02
14 D And E
John Lewis 2:59
15 Bluesology
John Lewis 2:51
16 Bud's Blues
Hampton Hawes 6:41
17 Another Hair Do
Hampton Hawes 4:18
18 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Ahmad Jamal 2:52
19 At A Perfume Counter
Dave Brubeck 2:55
20 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
George Wallington 2:20
CD 10: 1952
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You Go To My Head
Oscar Peterson 3:57
2 Nichols And Dimes
Herbie Nichols 2:36
3 Jalousie
Bernard Peiffer 2:58
4 Don't Blame Me
Bernard Peiffer 2:45
5 Aki And Ukthay
Ahmad Jamal 3:08
6 Ahmad's Blues
Ahmad Jamal 2:56
7 Bee's Knees
Ralph Sutton 3:06
8 Sound-Lee
Lennie Tristano 7:37
9 Somebody Loves Me
Nat King Cole 3:06
10 Taking A Chance On Love
Al Haig 2:16
11 Thou Swell
Horace Silver 2:57
12 Sweet And Lovely
Thelonious Monk 3:36
13 Quicksilver
Horace Silver 3:05
14 Yeah
Horace Silver 2:51
15 Reflections
Thelonious Monk 2:49
16 Trinkle Trinkle
Thelonious Monk 2:51
17 Indiana
Art Tatum 3:27
18 Just One Of Those Things
Art Tatum 3:20
19 Blue Bird
Hampton Hawes 4:14

Credits

CD 1: 1906‐1925

composer:
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 18, 22)
recording of:
Perfect Rag (track 22)
The Pearls (track 18)

CD 2: 1926‐1929

composer:
Jelly Roll Morton (track 8)
recording of:
Mr. Jelly Lord (track 8)

CD 3: 1930‐Oct. 1936

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1930-04-24) (track 3)
solo piano:
Mary Lou Williams (1930-04-24) (track 3)

CD 4: 1937‐1939

recorded in:
Aurora, Illinois, United States (1938-12-17) (track 11)
mandolin:
Willie Hatcher (1938-12-17) (track 11)
guitar:
Robert Nighthawk (1938-12-17) (track 11)
piano:
Speckled Red (1938-12-17) (track 11)
composer:
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 9)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 9)
publisher:
recording of:
Don’t Blame Me (track 9)

CD 5: 1939‐1941

composer:
recording of:
The Crave (track 6)

CD 6: 1941‐1945

composer:
Fats Waller (track 11)
lyricist:
Andy Razaf (track 11)
instrumental recording of:
Zonky (track 11)

CD 7: 1945‐1947

composer:
Bud Powell (track 17)
Lennie Tristano (track 22)
recording of:
Blue Boy (track 22)
Bud's Bubble (track 17)

CD 8: 1947‐1949

drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1947-10-24) (track 6)
bass:
Gene Ramey (1947-10-24) (track 6)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (1947-10-24) (track 6)
composer:
Hoagy Carmichael (track 14)
Walter Jurmann (track 17)
Bronislau Kaper (Bronisław Kaper) (track 17)
Thelonious Monk (track 7)
Bud Powell (tracks 15–16)
Thelonious Monk (1948) (track 6)
lyricist:
Gus Kahn (track 17)
Sammy Lerner (track 14)
publisher:
Embassy Music Corporation (tracks 6–7)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1947-10-24) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Rubies (track 6)
later versions:
Dear Ruby (track 6)
recording of:
Cherokee (track 15)
Judy (credited to "Carmichael, Lerner") (track 14)
Off Minor (track 7)
Ruby, My Dear (1947-10-24) (track 6)

CD 9: 1950‐1951

drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (track 12)
double bass:
Wendell Marshall (track 8)
Al McKibbon (track 12)
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (track 8)
Billy Strayhorn (track 8)
Thelonious Monk (1951-07-23) (track 12)
composer:
Thelonious Monk (track 12)
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 1)
lyricist:
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 1)
publisher:
Thelonious Music Corporation (Publisher, affiliated to BMI.) (track 12)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1951-07-23) (track 12)
later versions:
How I Wish... (track 12)
recording of:
April in Paris (track 1)
Ask Me Now (1951-07-23) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:

CD 10: 1952

drums (drum set):
Art Blakey (1952-10-20) (track 13)
bass:
Gene Ramey (1952-10-20) (track 13)
Curley Russell (1952-10-20) (track 13)
piano:
Horace Silver (1952-10-20) (track 13)
composer:
Gus Arnheim (track 12)
Charles N. Daniels (US composer) (track 12)
Thelonious Monk (track 15)
Horace Silver (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 9)
Thelonious Monk (1952) (track 16)
engineer:
Doug Hawkins (track 13)
lyricist:
Buddy DeSylva (track 9)
Ballard MacDonald (track 9)
Harry Tobias (track 12)
producer:
Alfred Lion (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (track 13)
publisher:
Harry Tobias Music (track 12)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 12)
Thelonious Music (track 16)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1952-10-20) (track 13)
arrangements:
Somebody Loves Me (for piano solo) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Looking Back (track 15)
recording of:
Reflections (track 15)
Somebody Loves Me (track 9)
Sweet and Lovely (track 12)
Trinkle Tinkle (track 16)
Quicksilver (1952-10-20) (track 13)