Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Caution Blues [Blues in Thirds] (A)
3:01
2 A Monday Date (A)
3:19
3 I Ain't Got Nobody and Nobody Cares for Me (B)
3:15
4 57 Varieties (B)
3:17
5 Sweet Ella May (C)
2:44
6 Everybody Loves My Baby
3:17
7 Good Little, Bad Little You (D)
2:35
8 Have You Ever Felt That Way? (D)
3:04
9 Beau-Koo Jack (E)
2:49
10 Sister Kate (E)
3:07
11 Chicago Rhythm (F)
2:52
12 Glad Rag Doll (G)
2:59
13 Grand Piano Blues (H)
3:00
14 Blue Nights (H)
3:13
15 Blue Drag (I)
3:01
16 Deep Forest (I)
2:46
17 Sweet Ella May (Alt Tk -2) (C)
2:39
18 Everybody Loves My Baby (Alt Tk -1) (C)
3:15
19 Everybody Loves My Baby (Alt Tk -2) (C)
3:20
20 Good Little, Bad Little You (Alt Tk -2) (D)
2:35
21 Beau-Koo Jack (Alt Tk -1) (E)
2:50
22 Sister Kate (Alt Tk -1) (E)
3:06
23 Sister Kate (Alt Tk -2) (E)
3:04
24 Chicago Rhythm (Alt Tk -1) (G)
2:53
25 Glad Rag Doll (Alt Tk -1) (G)
2:44
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Oh! You Sweet Thing
2:55
2 Blue Drag
3:02
3 I Love You Because I Love You
2:54
4 I Love You Because I Love You
2:52
5 Sensational Mood
3:16
6 My One Ambition Is You
3:48
7 Love Me Tonight
2:36
8 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
2:39
9 Rosetta (instrumental Take)
3:04
10 Rosetta (Vocal Take)
3:08
11 Why Must We Part?
2:48
12 Maybe I'm to Blame
3:16
13 Cavernism
2:53
14 Blue Drag
3:00
15 I Love You Because I Love You
2:50
16 I Love You Because I Love You
2:58
17 I Love You Because I Love You
2:55
18 Sensational Mood (Alt Tk -B)
3:17
19 Love Me Tonight (Alt Tk -C)
2:41
20 Love Me Tonight (Alt Tk -B)
2:33
21 Down Among the Sheltering Palms (Alt Tk -B)
2:27
22 Rosetta (instrumental Alt Tk -C)
3:07
23 Rosetta (Vocal Alt Tk -D)
3:04
24 Why Must We Part? (Alt Tk -B)
2:47
25 Maybe I'm to Blame (Alt Tk -B)
3:14
26 Cavernism (Alt Tk -B)
2:57
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Take It Easy
2:47
2 Harlem Lament
3:02
3 Bubbling Over
2:58
4 I Want a Lot of Love
2:39
5 Just to Be in Caroline
2:51
6 We Found Romance
2:38
7 Blue [Blue Because of You]
3:03
8 Madhouse
2:46
9 Julia
3:03
10 Darkness
2:41
11 You Are the One of My Dreams
2:42
12 Swingin' Down
2:51
13 Flany Doodle Swing
2:45
14 Pianology
2:36
15 Rhythm Sundae
2:52
16 Inspiration
2:53
17 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
2:53
18 Honeysuckle Rose
2:53
19 Harlem Lament (Alt Tk -2)
3:05
20 Rhythm Sundae (Alt Tk -2)
2:52
21 Honeysuckle Rose (Alt Tk -2)
2:54
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Blue Skies
2:45
2 Hines Rhythm
2:42
3 Rhythm Rhapsody
3:05
4 A Mellow Bit of Rhythm
2:54
5 Ridin' a Riff
3:04
6 Solid Mama
2:39
7 Please Be Kind
2:54
8 Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Goodnight
2:09
9 Tippin' at the Terrace
2:22
10 Dominick Swing
2:24
11 Jezebel
3:09
12 Jack Climbed a Beanstalk
2:05
13 Indiana
2:04
14 G.T. Stomp
2:44
15 Ridin' and Jivin'
2:42
16 Grand Terrace Shuffle
2:43
17 Father Steps In
3:10
18 Piano Man
2:38
19 Hines Rhythm
2:43
20 Rhythm Rhapsody
3:06
21 A Mellow Bit of Rhythm
2:56
22 Ridin' a Riff
3:03
23 Solid Mama (Alt Tk -2)
2:39
24 Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Goodnight (Alt Tk -2)
2:10
25 G.T. Stomp (Alt Tk -2)
2:39
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Riff Medley
2:51
2 Me and Columbus
2:42
3 XYZ
2:24
4 `Gator Swing
2:54
5 After All I've Been to You
3:00
6 Lightly and Politely
2:32
7 Rosetta
3:09
8 Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues
2:51
9 Deep Forest
2:31
10 My Heart Beats for You
3:06
11 Number 19
2:52
12 Body and Soul
2:51
13 Child of a Disordered Brain
2:39
14 Wait `Til It Happens to You
3:10
15 Call Me Happy
2:40
16 Ann
3:04
17 Topsy-Turvy
2:46
18 Blue Because of You
3:20
19 You Can Depend on Me
2:33
20 Tantalizing a Cuban
2:59
21 Rosetta (Alt Tk -4)
3:05
22 Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues (Alt Tk -1)
2:45
23 Child of a Disordered Brain (Alt Tk -1)
2:46
24 You Can Depend on Me (Alt Tk -1)
2:31
25 Tantalizing a Cuban (Alt Tk -1)
2:56
CD 6
# Title Rating Length
1 Blues in Thirds
2:56
2 Blues for You, Johnny
2:52
3 Ain't Misbehavin'
2:53
4 Save It, Pretty Mama
2:55
5 Stompy Jones
2:52
6 Easy Rhythm
2:55
7 In Swamp Lands
2:53
8 I'm Falling for You
3:09
9 Everything Depends on You
2:57
10 Comin' in Home
2:50
11 Jelly, Jelly
3:30
12 Up Jumped the Devil
2:51
13 Sally, Won't You Come Back
2:48
14 Jersey Bounce
3:10
15 Julia
3:09
16 Southside
2:56
17 On the Sunny Side of the Street
2:37
18 My Melancholy Baby
2:32
19 Blues for You, Johnny (Alt Tk -2)
3:00
20 Ain't Misbehavin' (Alt Tk -1)
2:55
21 Up Jumped the Devil (Alt Tk -2)
2:55
22 On the Sunny Side of the Street (Alt Tk -1)
2:44
23 My Melancholy Baby (Alt Tk -2)
2:35
CD 7
# Title Rating Length
1 It Had to Be You
2:43
2 Windy City Jive
2:54
3 Straight to Love
3:08
4 Water Boy
3:08
5 Swingin' on C
3:10
6 Yellow Fire
3:04
7 Somehow
2:59
8 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
2:59
9 I Never Dreamt (You'd Fall in Love With Me)
2:58
10 The Father Jumps
2:36
11 The Boy With the Wistful Eyes
3:10
12 The Jitney Man
2:52
13 The Earl
2:47
14 You Don't Know What Love Is
3:25
15 She'll Always Remember
2:31
16 Skylark
3:11
17 Second Balcony Jump
3:06
18 Stormy Monday Blues
3:15
19 My Fate Is in Your Hands
2:57
20 I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling
2:43
21 Honeysuckle Rose
2:53
22 Squeeze Me
3:12
23 Scoops Carry's Merry
3:01
24 Satchel Mouth Baby
2:58
25 Furlough Blues
2:50
26 The Father Jumps (Alt Tk -2)
2:33

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1928-12-11) (tracks 1–2)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1928-12-12) (tracks 3–4)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1929-02-13) (tracks 5–6, 17–19)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1929-02-14) (tracks 7–8, 20)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1929-02-15) (tracks 9–10, 21–23)
reeds:
Lester Boone (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
Cecil Irwin (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
Toby Turner (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
trumpet:
Shirley Clay (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
George Mitchell (jazz musician) (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
banjo:
Claude Roberts (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–25)
tuba:
Hayes Alvis (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
trombone:
Billy Franklin (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
arranger:
Alex Hill (American jazz pianist) (tracks 5–10, 17–23)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 5–6, 17–19)

CD 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1932-07-14) (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
New York, New York, United States (1933-02-13) (tracks 9–13, 22–26)
reeds:
Darnell Howard (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
Cecil Irwin (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
Omer Simeon (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
trumpet:
Charlie Allen (trumpet) (tracks 9–13, 22–26)
Charlie Allen (tracks 22–26)
George Dixon (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
Walter Fuller (trumpet) (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
membranophone:
Wallace Bishop (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
guitar:
Lawrence Dixon (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
bass:
Quinn Wilson (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 15, 18)
saxophone:
Omer Simeon (tracks 9–13, 22–26)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–3, 5–13, 15, 18–26)
tenor saxophone:
Cecil Irwin (tracks 9–13, 22–26)
Jimmy Mundy (tracks 9–13, 22–26)
trombone:
Billy Franklin (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
Louis Taylor (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
composer:
Earl Hines (track 13)
Jimmy Mundy (track 13)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 1–3, 5–6, 9–13, 15, 18, 22–26)
recording of:
Cavernism (track 13)

CD 3

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1933-10-27) (tracks 1–4, 19)
New York, New York, United States (1934-03-26) (tracks 5–8)
New York, New York, United States (1934-03-27) (tracks 9–12)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1937-02-10) (tracks 13–18, 20–21)
New York, New York, United States (1944-02-26) (track 18)
clarinet:
Omer Simeon (tracks 18, 21)
reeds:
Darnell Howard (tracks 5–17, 20)
Willie Randall (tracks 13–17, 20)
Omer Simeon (tracks 13–17, 20)
trumpet:
Charlie Allen (trumpet) (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
George Dixon (tracks 1–4, 19)
Milton Fletcher (tracks 13–17, 20)
Walter Fuller (trumpet) (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
membranophone:
Wallace Bishop (tracks 1–4, 13–21)
guitar:
Lawrence Dixon (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
bass:
Oscar Pettiford (track 18)
Quinn Wilson (tracks 13–17, 20)
electric guitar:
Al Casey (US jazz/soul guitarist) (track 18)
alto saxophone:
Omer Simeon (tracks 5–12)
saxophone:
George Dixon (tracks 5–12)
Omer Simeon (tracks 1–4, 19)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–21)
tuba:
Quinn Wilson (tracks 5–12)
tenor saxophone:
Cecil Irwin (tracks 1–12, 19)
Budd Johnson (tracks 13–18, 20–21)
Jimmy Mundy (tracks 1–12, 19)
trombone:
Billy Franklin (tracks 1–12, 19)
Ken Stewart (trombone) (tracks 13–17, 20)
Ken Stewart (track 13)
Louis Taylor (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
Trummy Young (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
composer:
Earl Hines (track 8)
Jimmy Mundy (track 8)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 1–17, 19–20)
performer:
Earl Hines Quartet (tracks 18, 21)
Earl Hines Trio (track 18)
recording of:
Mad House (track 8)

CD 4

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1937-08-10) (tracks 1–5, 21)
New York, New York, United States (1938-03-07) (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
New York, New York, United States (1939-07-12) (track 13)
reeds:
Leroy Harris (tracks 1–5, 21)
Willie Randall (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
Leon Washington (tracks 1–5, 21)
trumpet:
Pee Wee Jackson (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
Ray Nance (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
Leon Scott (tracks 1–5, 21)
Freddie Webster (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
membranophone:
Oliver Coleman (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
guitar:
Hurley Ramey (tracks 1–5, 21)
Claude Roberts (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
bass:
Quinn Wilson (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
alto saxophone:
Leroy Harris (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–12, 14–18, 21, 23–25)
Earl Hines (1939-07-12) (track 13)
tenor saxophone:
Budd Johnson (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
Leon Washington (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
trombone:
Ed Fant (tracks 1–5, 21)
Joe McLewis (tracks 6–10, 23–24)
Ken Stewart (trombone) (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
Louis Taylor (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
arranger:
Earl Hines (track 18)
composer:
Tiny Parham (track 18)
James F. Hanley (1917) (track 13)
conductor:
Billy May (track 18)
lyricist:
Ballard MacDonald (1917) (track 13)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 1–10, 21, 23–24)
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (1939-07-12) (track 13)
publisher:
recording of:
Piano Man (track 18)
referred to in medleys:

CD 5

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1940-06-19) (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
reeds:
Omer Simeon (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
trumpet:
Shirley Clay (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
Walter Fuller (trumpet) (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
Ed Sims (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
membranophone:
Alvin Burroughs (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
guitar:
Claude Robert (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
bass:
Quinn Wilson (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
alto saxophone:
Leroy Harris (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–25)
tenor saxophone:
Bob Crowder (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
Budd Johnson (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
trombone:
Ed Burke (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
John Ewing (jazz trombonist - do not confuse with John Ewing, Jr.) (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
Joe McLewis (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
composer:
Earl Hines (track 7)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 14–20, 24–25)
recording of:
Rosetta (track 7)
referred to in medleys:

CD 6

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1940-09-06) (tracks 1–5, 19–20)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1940-12-02) (tracks 6–11)
New York, United States (1941-04-03) (tracks 12–16, 21)
New York, New York, United States (1941-04-03) (tracks 17–18, 22–23)
clarinet:
Sidney Bechet (tracks 1–5, 19–20)
reeds:
Scoops Carry (tracks 6–16, 21)
Leroy Harris (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Budd Johnson (tracks 6–11)
trumpet:
George Dixon (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Tommy Enoch (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Benny Harris (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Pee Wee Jackson (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
Rostelle Reese (tracks 6–11)
Leroy White (tracks 6–11)
cornet:
Rex Stewart (tracks 2–5, 19–20)
membranophone:
Alvin Burroughs (tracks 6–11)
Warren “Baby” Dodds (tracks 1–5, 19–20)
Rudy Traylor (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
guitar:
Hurley Ramey (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
bass:
John Lindsay (US trombonist/bassist, worked with Jelly Roll Morton) (tracks 2–5, 19–20)
Truck Parham (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
alto saxophone:
Scoops Carry (tracks 17–18, 22–23)
Leroy Harris (tracks 6–11)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–23)
tenor saxophone:
Franz Jackson (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
Budd Johnson (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Willie Randall (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
trombone:
John Ewing (jazz trombonist - do not confuse with John Ewing, Jr.) (tracks 6–11)
Ed Fant (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
George Hunt (tracks 12–18, 21–23)
Joe McLewis (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
composer:
Earl Hines (track 1)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 6–18, 21–23)
performer:
Sidney Bechet Trio (track 1)
vocals:
Johnny Hartman (track 3)
recording of:
Blues in Thirds (track 1)

CD 7

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1937-02-10) (track 21)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1941-08-20) (tracks 1–6)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1941-10-28) (tracks 7–10, 26)
New York, New York, United States (1941-11-17) (tracks 11–14)
New York, New York, United States (1942-03-19) (tracks 15–18)
New York, New York, United States (1944-02-26) (tracks 19–22)
New York, New York, United States (1945-01-12) (tracks 23–25)
clarinet:
Omer Simeon (track 21)
reeds:
Scoops Carry (tracks 1–10, 23–26)
trumpet:
Willie Cook (tracks 23–25)
Palmer Davis (tracks 23–25)
George Dixon (tracks 1–7, 26)
Billy Douglas (tracks 23–25)
Tommy Enoch (tracks 1–14, 26)
Pee Wee Jackson (tracks 1–18, 26)
Shorty McConnell (tracks 15–18)
Jesse Miller (trumpet) (tracks 7–18, 26)
Arthur Walker (trumpet) (tracks 23–25)
Freddie Webster (tracks 1–6)
membranophone:
Wallace Bishop (track 21)
Chick Booth (tracks 23–25)
Rudy Traylor (tracks 1–18, 26)
guitar:
Skeeter Best (tracks 15–18)
Hurley Ramey (tracks 1–14, 26)
bass:
Truck Parham (tracks 1–18, 26)
Oscar Pettiford (tracks 19–22)
Gene Thomas (bass) (tracks 23–25)
electric guitar:
Al Casey (US jazz/soul guitarist) (tracks 19–22)
René Hall (tracks 23–25)
alto saxophone:
Scoops Carry (tracks 11–14)
Leroy Harris (tracks 1–18, 26)
Lloyd Smith (saxophone) (tracks 23–25)
piano:
Earl Hines (tracks 1–26)
baritone saxophone:
John Williams (jazz saxophonist) (tracks 23–25)
tenor saxophone:
Bob Crowder (tracks 11–18)
Wardell Gray (tracks 23–25)
Franz Jackson (tracks 1–10, 26)
Budd Johnson (tracks 1–18, 21, 26)
Willie Randall (tracks 1–18, 26)
Kermitt Scott (tracks 23–25)
trombone:
Nat Atkinson (trombone) (tracks 7–10, 26)
Druie Bess (tracks 23–25)
Gus Chappell (tracks 23–25)
John Ewing (jazz trombonist - do not confuse with John Ewing, Jr.) (tracks 1–6)
Walter Harris (trombone) (tracks 23–25)
George Hunt (tracks 1–18, 26)
Joe McLewis (tracks 1–18, 26)
Cliff Smalls (tracks 23–25)
Gerald Valentine (tracks 11–18)
orchestra:
Earl Hines and His Orchestra (tracks 1–18, 23–26)
performer:
Earl Hines Quartet (track 21)
Earl Hines Trio (tracks 19–22)
vocals:
Billy Eckstine (track 16)