Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 West End Blues
Eva Taylor 3:13
2 In the House Blues
Bessie Smith 3:03
3 2:19 Blues
Louis Armstrong 2:55
4 I Left My Baby
Jimmy Rushing 3:13
5 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
Billie Holiday 3:22
6 Blues With Helen
Helen Humes 4:11
7 I Won't Be Here Long
Hot Lips Page 2:43
8 Jelly, Jelly
Billy Eckstine 3:29
9 Lotus Blossom
Julia Lee 3:20
10 Goin' to Kansas City
Jimmy Witherspoon 3:15
11 Goin' to Chicago
Joe Williams; Lambert, Hendricks & Ross 4:13
12 She's Got to Go
Ernie Andrews 4:05
13 Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Ernestine Anderson 3:30
14 D.B. Blues
Lorez Alexandria 2:59
15 Come on in My Kitchen
Cassandra Wilson 5:00
16 Nobody's Fault but Mine
Blind Willie Johnson 3:12
17 One Day
Angelic Gospel Singers; Dixie Hummingbirds 2:16
18 I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song
Mahalia Jackson 2:41
19 Gimme a Pigfoot
Bessie Smith 3:31
20 Doctor Jazz
Jelly Roll Morton 3:24
21 Shakin' the African
Don Redman 2:41
22 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ivie Anderson 3:10
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Man From Harlem
Cab Calloway 3:09
2 Let Me Off Uptown
Anita O’Day 3:05
3 Saturday Night Fish Fry
Pearl Bailey; Moms Mabley 2:55
4 Hogwash
Louis Jordan 3:00
5 Good Rockin' Tonight
Wynonie Harris 2:53
6 All of Me
Louis Armstrong 2:58
7 Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails
Louis Armstrong 4:11
8 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Ethel Waters 3:10
9 I Can't Give You Anything but Love
Billie Holiday 3:29
10 These Foolish Things
Billie Holiday 3:19
11 Me, Myself, and I
Billie Holiday 2:38
12 Lover, Come Back to Me
Mildred Bailey 3:12
13 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Al Hibbler 3:05
14 You're Driving Me Crazy
Joe Turner 4:15
15 Don't Be That Way
Ella Fitzgerald; Louis Armstrong 5:02
16 Night and Day
Frank Sinatra 4:00
17 Some of These Days
Jimmy Rushing 4:49
18 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Sarah Vaughan 2:33
19 I Get a Kick Out of You
Dinah Washington 6:20
20 There's a Small Hotel
Joe Williams 2:18
21 Just You, Just Me
Nat "King" Cole 3:01
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Give Me the Simple Life
Dakota Staton 2:16
2 Love Me or Leave Me
Nina Simone 4:07
3 You Are My Sunshine
Aretha Franklin 4:21
4 What's Going On
Marvin Gaye 3:54
5 I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Etta Jones 3:17
6 Yesterdays
Billie Holiday 3:26
7 Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday 3:09
8 You've Changed
Billie Holiday 3:21
9 Someone to Watch Over Me
Ella Fitzgerald 3:16
10 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Ella Fitzgerald 2:59
11 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Fats Waller 3:26
12 You Don't Know What Love Is
Dinah Washington 4:03
13 For All We Know
June Christy 2:49
14 Angel Eyes
Chris Connor 3:44
15 In the Still of the Night
Billy Eckstine 3:43
16 Save Your Love for Me
Nancy Wilson 2:45
17 Travelin' Light
Shirley Horn 2:48
18 Prelude to a Kiss
Sarah Vaughan 2:47
19 My Little Brown Book
Gloria Lynne 2:32
20 Lush Life
Johnny Hartman 5:29
21 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Carmen McRae 3:27
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 This Is Always
Betty Carter 3:13
2 All of Me
Jimmy Scott 3:00
3 What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Earl Coleman 5:50
4 You’re My Thrill
Helen Merrill 3:19
5 Could I Be the One?
Al Green 4:12
6 Jazz Me Blues
Lucille Hegamin 2:36
7 The Mooche
Baby Cox 3:15
8 Parker's Mood
King Pleasure 3:02
9 Lullaby of Birdland
Sarah Vaughan 4:02
10 Down for Double
Mel Tormé 2:34
11 Jumpin' at the Woodside
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross 3:20
12 Left Alone
Abbey Lincoln 6:48
13 Stolen Moments
Mark Murphy 5:46
14 Worry Now Later
Jeanne Lee 1:29
15 Get It Straight
Carmen McRae 3:58
16 'round Midnight
Bobby McFerrin 5:36
17 Doodlin'
Dee Dee Bridgewater 6:11
18 Improvised Scat Song
Jelly Roll Morton 1:49
19 Hotter Than That
Louis Armstrong 2:59
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sweet Sue (Just You)
Louis Armstrong 2:47
2 My Honey's Lovin' Arms
Bing Crosby; Mills Brothers 3:01
3 Ool Ya Koo
Dizzy Gillespie 6:04
4 Disappointed
Eddie Jefferson 2:50
5 Them There Eyes
Ella Fitzgerald 5:07
6 The Way You Look Tonight
Anita O’Day 2:13
7 This Masquerade [excerpt]
George Benson 3:20
8 Frenesi
Betty Carter 2:34
9 Jazzola
Noble Sissle 2:54
10 Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train
Louis Armstrong 3:06
11 Rockin' Chair
Louis Armstrong 5:18
12 'Tain't What You Do
Trummy Young 3:05
13 Vol Vist Du Gaily Star
George "Bon Bon" Tunnell 3:05
14 We've Got the Blues
Leo Watson 3:21
15 Cow Cow Boogie
Ella Fitzgerald 2:56
16 Babalu (Orooney)
Slim Gaillard 3:34
17 Chi-Chi-Chi-Chicago
Nellie Lutcher 3:01
18 Did You Call Her Today? [excerpt]
Ben Webster 6:28
19 Takes Two to Tango
Lester Young 3:29
20 Mumbles
Clark Terry 2:02
21 Close Your Eyes (Shut Yo' Mouth)
Slam Stewart; Major Holley 3:32

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (track 18)
lyricist:
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka "Georgia Tom") (track 18)
recording of:

CD 3

arranger:
Van Alexander (aka Al Feldman) (track 1)
Nelson Riddle (track 9)
composer:
J. Fred Coots (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1926) (track 9)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 21)
conductor:
Van Alexander (aka Al Feldman) (track 1)
Nelson Riddle (track 9)
lyricist:
Sam M. Lewis (US singer and lyricist) (track 13)
Ira Gershwin (1926) (track 9)
Paul Francis Webster (1941) (track 21)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (track 9)
Carmen McRae (track 21)
Dakota Staton (track 1)
writer:
Rube Bloom (track 1)
Harry Ruby (track 1)
publisher:
Redwood Music Ltd. (track 13)
Warner Bros., Inc. (track 9)
arrangements:
Someone to Watch Over Me (for solo piano, arr. by Keith Jarrett) (track 9)
Someone to Watch Over Me (for trumpet and piano, Turrin) (track 9)
later translated versions:
Je suis mordue (track 21)
その人は誰 (track 9)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 9)
Oh, Kay! (1926 musical) (track 9)
recording of:
For All We Know (1934 song) (track 13)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!) (track 9)

CD 4

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1954-12-16) (track 9)
trumpet:
Clifford Brown (1954-12-16) (track 9)
drums:
Roy Haynes (1954-12-16) (track 9)
Ron McCurdy (drums) (1964-04) (track 1)
flute:
Herbie Mann (1954-12-16) (track 9)
bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (track 9)
Bob Cranshaw (1964-04) (track 1)
double bass:
Joe Benjamin (US jazz bassist) (1954-12-16) (track 9)
saxophone:
Paul Quinichette (track 9)
piano:
Jimmy Jones (jazz pianist, active years 1936-1975) (track 9)
Harold Mabern (1964-04) (track 1)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Quinichette (1954-12-16) (track 9)
arranger:
Ernie Wilkins (track 9)
composer:
George Shearing (tracks 9, 9)
conductor:
Ernie Wilkins (1954-12-16) (track 9)
lead vocals:
Sarah Vaughan (track 9)
lyricist:
B. Y. Forster (pseudonym of George David Weiss) (tracks 9, 9)
producer:
Alan Douglas (American record producer) (track 1)
Nat Hentoff (track 12)
recorded by:
Bill Schwartau (1964-04) (track 1)
vocals:
Sarah Vaughan (1954-12-16) (track 9)
Betty Carter (1964-04) (track 1)
publisher:
Good Music Limited (lullaby of birdieland - shearing - Planetary Nom Limited/Good Music Limited) (tracks 9, 9)
recorded at:
Sound Makers in New York, New York, United States (1964-04) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Lullaby of Birdland (1954-12-16) (track 9)
recording of:
Lullaby of Birdland (1954-12-16) (track 9)