Tracklist

CD 1: New Orleans & Chicago Styles
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dixie Jass Band One-Step
Tony Sbarbaro (The Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 2:41
2 Canal Street Blues
Baby Dodds (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) 2:28
3 New Orleans Wiggle
Louis Cottrell (Piron's New Orleans Orchestra) 3:02
4 Black Bottom Stomp
Andrew Hilaire (Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers) 3:12
5 Wolverine Blues
Baby Dodds (Jelly Roll Morton) 3:20
6 At The Jazz Band Ball
Chauncey Morehouse (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) 2:53
7 Memphis Blues
Ben Pollack (Ben Pollack & His Orchestra) 3:11
8 China Boy
Gene Krupa (McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans) 2:47
9 Clarinetitis
Bob Conselman (Benny Goodman) 2:27
10 Bone Yard Shuffle
Vic Berton (Red Nichols & His Five Pennies) 3:03
11 She's Crying For Me
Sid Catlett (Wynn's Creole Jazz Band) 2:38
12 Smilin' the Blues Away
Zutty Singleton (Jelly Roll Morton Trio) 2:57
13 Panama
Paul Barbarin (Luis Russell & His Orchestra) 3:21
14 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Tubby Hall (Jimmie Noone & His New Orleans Band) 2:59
15 Weary Blues
Manzie Johnson (Tommy Ladnier & His Orchestra) 3:01
16 Nobody's Sweetheart
Dave Tough (Eddie Condon & His Chicagoans) 3:22
17 Dear Old Southland
Sid Catlett (Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Quartet) 3:56
18 King Porter Stomp
Zutty Singleton (Zutty Singleton & His Orchestra) 2:34
19 Copenhagen
Morey Feld (Bud Freeman & His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra) 2:49
20 The Sheik of Araby
George Wettling (Eddie Condon's Chicagoans) 2:59
21 Muskrat Ramble
Ray Bauduc (The Eddie Miller Orchestra) 3:00
22 Blame It on the Blues
Danny Alvin (Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five) 2:51
23 Buddy Bolden Blues
Baby Dodds (Baby Dodds Trio) 3:16
CD 2: Swing Is Here
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nobody's Sweetheart
Gene Krupa 2:46
2 Dicky Wells Blues
Bill Beason 3:20
3 Let's Swing It
Sam Weiss 2:40
4 Crazy Rhythm
Tommy Benford 3:01
5 Down Home Jump
Alvin Burroughs 3:16
6 Jim Jam Stomp
Buddy Rich 2:45
7 Looney
Alex Mitchell 3:11
8 Shivers
Nick Fatool 2:51
9 Shufflin' at the Hollywood
Cozy Cole 3:06
10 Hootie's Ignorant Oil
Gus Johnson 2:42
11 Linger Awhile
Sid Catlett 3:25
12 Front and Center
O'Neill Spencer 2:54
13 I May Be Wrong
J.C. Heard 4:00
14 Destination K.C.
Jo Jones 3:48
15 Too Marvellous for Words
George Wettling 3:09
16 Seven Come Eleven
Eddie Dell 4:05
17 A Bunch of Rhythm
Specs Powell 2:54
18 Behind the Eight Bar
Jimmy Crawford 2:55
19 Gotta Gimme What You Got
Sam "Baby" Lovett 2:49
20 I Want to Go Where You Go
Louie Bellson 2:39
21 Jonah's Wail
Kansas Fields 3:05
22 Airiness a La Nat
Jackie Mills 2:34
23 Boogie Woogie Barbecue
Sonny Payne 3:02
24 I Want to Be Happy
Buddy Rich 3:59
CD 3: Big Band Drumming
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Put It There
Cuba Austin (McKinney’s Cotton Pickers) ?:??
2 Down South Camp Meeting
Walter Johnson (Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra) ?:??
3 Walkin’ & Swingin’
Ben Thigpen (Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy) ?:??
4 Jivin’ the Jeep
Mo Purtill (Red Norvo's Blackhawk Orchestra) ?:??
5 Sing, Sing, Sing
Gene Krupa (Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) 5 ?:??
6 Lisa
Chick Webb (Chick Webb & His Orchestra) ?:??
7 Wolverine Blues
Ray Bauduc (Bob Crosby & His Orchestra) ?:??
8 T’Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)
Jimmy Crawford (Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra) ?:??
9 Ratamacue
Cozy Cole (Cab Calloway & His Orchestra) ?:??
10 Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
J.C. Heard (Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra) ?:??
11 Tickle-Toe
Jo Jones (Count Basie & His Orchestra) ?:??
12 Dameron Stomp
Jesse Price (Harlan Leonard & His Rockets) ?:??
13 Pound Ridge
Sid Catlett (Benny Goodman & His Orchestra) ?:??
14 Up Jumped the Devil
Rudolph Taylor (Earl Hines & His Orchestra) ?:??
15 Jumpin’ Pumpkins
Sonny Greer (Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra) ?:??
16 Little John Special
Panama Francis (Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra) ?:??
17 The Good Earth
Dave Tough (Woody Herman & His Orchestra) ?:??
18 Moten Swing
Lou Fromm (Harry James and His Orchestra) ?:??
19 In the Middle
Shadow Wilson (Georgie Auld & His Orchestra) ?:??
20 Quiet Riot
Buddy Rich (Buddy Rich & His Orchestra) ?:??
21 Our Delight
Kenny Clarke (Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra) ?:??
22 Oo Bop Sh’Bam
Art Blakey (Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra) ?:??
23 How High the Moon
Shelly Manne (Stan Kenton & His Orchestra ?:??
24 Four Brothers
Don Lamond (Woody Herman & His Orchestra) ?:??
CD 4: Modernism
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rifftide
Denzil Best (Coleman Hawkins & his Orchestra) ?:??
2 Congo Blues
J.C. Heard (Red Norvo & His Selected Sextet) ?:??
3 Get Happy
Specs Powell (Red Norvo & His Selected Sextet) ?:??
4 Moose the Mooche
Roy Porter (Charlie Parker Sextet) ?:??
5 Commercial Eyes
Jackie Mills (Lucky Thompson/Dodo Marmarosa Quartet) ?:??
6 Lester’s Be-Bop Boogie
Chico Hamilton (Lester Young) ?:??
7 Easy Swing
Harold “Doc” West (Wardell Gray Quartet) ?:??
8 Relaxing at Camarillo
Don Lamond (Charlier Parker All Stars) ?:??
9 The Chase
Chuck Thompson (Dexter Gordon Quintet) ?:??
10 All God’s Children Got Rhythm
Tiny Kahn (Red Rodney's Be-Boppers) ?:??
11 Klact-Oveeseds-Tene
Max Roach (Charlie Parker Quintet) ?:??
12 Lop-Pow
Charles Simon (Babs’ Three Bips and a Bop) ?:??
13 Dextrose
Art Mardigan (Dexter Gordon and his Boys) ?:??
14 Wee Dot
Shadow Wilson (Leo Parker's All Stars) ?:??
15 Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Roy Haynes (Lester Young) ?:??
16 The Bird
Shelly Manne (Charlie Parker Quartet) ?:??
17 The Last Word
Joe Harris (Howard McGhee) ?:??
18 Dinky
Jack "The Bear" Parker (Leo Parker’s Quintette) ?:??
19 Lady Bird
Kenny Clarke (The Tadd Dameron Sextet) ?:??
20 More Brew
Stan Levey (Brew Moore) ?:??
21 Pina Colada
Ed Shaughnessy (Charlie Ventura and his Band) ?:??
22 Oh Henry
Teddy Stewart (James Moody's Modernists) ?:??
23 Shawn
Sonny Igoe (Buddy Stewart Quintet) ?:??
24 Bop Alley
Art Blakey (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers) ?:??

Credits

CD 1: New Orleans & Chicago Styles

drums (drum set):
Danny Alvin (track 22)
Paul Barbarin (jazz drummer from New Orleans) (track 13)
Ray Bauduc (track 21)
Vic Berton (track 10)
Sid Catlett (tracks 11, 17)
Bob Conselman (track 9)
Warren “Baby” Dodds (tracks 2, 5, 23)
Morey Feld (track 19)
Tubby Hall (track 14)
Andrew Hilaire (track 4)
Manzie Johnson (track 15)
Gene Krupa (track 8)
Chauncey Morehouse (track 6)
Ben Pollack (track 7)
Tony Sbarbaro (track 1)
Zutty Singleton (tracks 12, 18)
Dave Tough (jazz drummer) (track 16)
George Wettling (track 20)
composer:
Nick LaRocca (track 1)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 4–5)
J. Oliver (jazz cornetist) (track 2)
John Spikes (track 5)
Benjamin F Spikes (Benjamin Franklin "Reb" Spikes) (track 5)
writer:
L. Armstrong (track 2)
P.E. Bocage (track 3)
ODJB (track 1)
A.J. Piron (track 3)
recording of:
Black Bottom Stomp (track 4)
Canal Street Blues (track 2)
New Orleans Wiggle (track 3)
Wolverine Blues (track 5)

CD 2: Swing Is Here

clarinet:
Alix Combelle (1937-04-28) (track 4)
drums (drum set):
Bill Beason (track 2)
Louie Bellson (track 20)
Alvin Burroughs (track 5)
Sid Catlett (track 11)
Cozy Cole (track 9)
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (track 18)
Eddie Dell (track 16)
Nick Fatool (track 8)
Kansas Fields (track 21)
J.C. Heard (track 13)
Gus Johnson (track 10)
Jo Jones (track 14)
Gene Krupa (track 1)
Sam "Baby" Lovett (track 19)
Jackie Mills (track 22)
Alex Mitchell (track 7)
Sonny Payne (track 23)
Specs Powell (track 17)
Buddy Rich (tracks 6, 24)
O'Neill Spencer (track 12)
Sam Weiss (track 3)
George Wettling (track 15)
Tommy Benford (1937-04-28) (track 4)
trumpet:
Benny Carter (1937-04-28) (track 4)
guitar:
Django Reinhardt (1937-04-28) (track 4)
double bass:
Eugène d'Hellemmes (1937-04-28) (track 4)
alto saxophone:
André Ekyan (1937-04-28) (track 4)
piano:
Stéphane Grappelli (1937-04-28) (track 4)
tenor saxophone:
Coleman Hawkins (1937-04-28) (track 4)
composer:
Roger Wolfe Kahn (track 4)
Joseph Meyer (songwriter) (track 4)
lyricist:
Irving Caesar (track 4)
recording of:
Crazy Rhythm (1937-04-28) (track 4)

CD 3: Big Band Drumming

drums (drum set):
Cuba Austin (track 1)
Ray Bauduc (track 7)
Art Blakey (track 22)
Sid Catlett (track 13)
Kenny Clarke (track 21)
Cozy Cole (track 9)
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (track 8)
Panama Francis (track 16)
Lou Fromm (track 18)
Sonny Greer (track 15)
J.C. Heard (track 10)
Walter Johnson (drums) (track 2)
Jo Jones (track 11)
Gene Krupa (track 5)
Don Lamond (track 24)
Shelly Manne (track 23)
Jesse Price (track 12)
Maurice Purtill (track 4)
Buddy Rich (track 20)
Rudolph Taylor (track 14)
Ben Thigpen (track 3)
Dave Tough (jazz drummer) (track 17)
Chick Webb (track 6)
Shadow Wilson (track 19)
composer:
Eddie Durham (track 10)
lyricist:
publisher:
recording of:

CD 4: Modernism

drums (drum set):
Denzil Best (track 1)
Art Blakey (track 24)
Kenny Clarke (track 19)
Chico Hamilton (track 6)
Joe Harris (jazz drummer/percussionist) (track 17)
Roy Haynes (track 15)
J.C. Heard (track 2)
Sonny Igoe (track 23)
Tiny Kahn (track 10)
Don Lamond (track 8)
Stan Levey (track 20)
Shelly Manne (track 16)
Art Mardigan (American jazz drummer) (track 13)
Jackie Mills (track 5)
Roy Porter (track 4)
Specs Powell (track 3)
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (track 11)
Ed Shaughnessy (track 21)
Charles Simon (track 12)
Teddy Stewart (track 22)
Chuck Thompson (40s jazz drummer) (track 9)
‘Doc’ West (track 7)
Shadow Wilson (track 14)