Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Begin the Blues
4:29
2 Louisiana
3:57
3 Happy Feeling
3:58
4 Embraceable You
3:24
5 Wail Street
4:25
6 (Back Home Again in) Indiana
3:13
7 Moten Swing
3:58
8 Midnight Sun
3:10
9 Contemporary Blues
4:09
10 Don't Blame Me
2:58
11 Twelfth Street Rag
2:55

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
membranophone:
Irv Cottler (1955-03-28) (track 5)
Shelly Manne (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 9)
Irv Cottler (1955-07-26) (tracks 2, 7, 11)
Shelly Manne (1955-07-26) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10)
guitar:
Al Hendrickson (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Barney Kessel (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Al Hendrickson (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
Barney Kessel (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
bass:
Red Mitchell (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Red Mitchell (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
piano:
Jimmy Rowles (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 5, 9)
Jimmy Rowles (1955-07-26) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–8, 10–11)
tenor saxophone:
Georgie Auld (1955-03-28) (track 5)
Bill Perkins (jazz saxophonist) (1955-03-28) (tracks 3, 9)
Georgie Auld (1955-07-26) (tracks 2, 7, 11)
Bill Perkins (jazz saxophonist) (1955-07-26) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (American jazz artist) (track 4)
composer:
Euday L. Bowman (track 11)
Barney Kessel (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9)
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 10)
Bennie Moten (jazz pianist) (track 7)
Andy Razaf (track 2)
James F. Hanley (1917) (track 6)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 4)
Sonny Burke (1947) (track 8)
Lionel Hampton (1947) (track 8)
engineer:
John Palladino (tracks 1–11)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 10)
Ballard MacDonald (1917) (track 6)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 4)
Johnny Mercer (1954) (track 8)
writer:
J.C. Johnson (track 2)
Bob Schafer (track 2)
publisher:
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 4)
cover recording of:
12th Street Rag (1955-07-26) (track 11)
Don’t Blame Me (1955-07-26) (track 10)
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) (1955-07-26) (track 6)
Louisiana (1955-07-26) (track 2)
Midnight Sun (1955-07-26) (track 8)
Moten Swing (1955-07-26) (track 7)
instrumental cover recording of:
Embraceable You (1955-07-26) (track 4)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 4)
orchestrations:
12th Street Rag (track 11)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 4)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 4)
recording of:
Contemporary Blues (1955-03-28) (track 9)
Happy Feeling (1955-03-28) (track 3)
Wail Street (1955-03-28) (track 5)
Begin the Blues (1955-07-26) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Polkas (track 11)
Bugle Call Rag Medley (tracks 6, 11)