Tracklist

CD 1: The Early Days
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Tiger Rag
Original Dixieland Jazz Band 3:40
2 Keep Off the Grass
James P. Johnson 3:13
3 Snake Rag
King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band 3:17
4 Wild Cat Blues
Clarence Williams’ Blue Five; Sidney Bechet 2:58
5 The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
Cook's Dreamland Orchestra; Freddie Keppard 2:30
6 Shanghai Shuffle
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:13
7 Grandpa's Spells
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 2:57
8 Stomp Time Blues
Jasper Taylor and his State Street Boys; Freddie Keppard 2:33
9 Clarinet Marmalade
Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra; Bix Beiderbecke 3:15
10 Singin' the Blues
Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra; Bix Beiderbecke 3:00
11 Back Water Blues
Bessie Smith feat. Piano: James P. Johnson 3:20
12 Wild Man Blues
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven; Johnny Dodds 3:17
13 Potato Head Blues
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven; Johnny Dodds 2:58
14 Creole Love Call
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Adelaide Hall 3:10
15 Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:04
16 Lonely Melody
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra; Bix Beiderbecke 2:59
17 Sugar
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra; Bix Beiderbecke 3:18
18 Kansas City Stomps
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 3:00
19 West End Blues
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 3:14
20 The Mooche
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:32
21 Mohagany Hall Stomp
Louis Armstrong feat. Louis Armstrong's Savoy Ballroom Five 3:25
22 Blue Devil Blues
Walter Page's Blue Devils feat. Jimmy Rushing 2:47
23 St. Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:02
24 Sugar Foot Stomp
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:19
25 Lazy River
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:08
CD 2: The Big Band Years
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Stardust
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:36
2 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:13
3 Moten Swing
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 3:25
4 Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:40
5 Down South Camp Meeting
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 3:03
6 Rock and Rye
Earl Hines and His Orchestra 3:19
7 Blue Skies
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:36
8 King Porter Stomp
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:12
9 Sing Me a Swing Song (and Let Me Dance)
Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb 2:35
10 Organ Grinder's Swing
Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 2:39
11 Who?
The Benny Goodman Trio 3:14
12 Shoe Shine Boy
Jones-Smith Incorporated 3:01
13 Shine
Quintette du Hot Club de France 2:56
14 Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:17
15 Song of India
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra 3:11
16 Caravan
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:46
17 One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie & His Orchestra 3:02
18 Harlem Congo
Chick Webb and His Orchestra 3:15
19 J'Attendrai (Tournerai)
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli 2:32
20 Little Joe From Chicago
Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds of Joy 2:54
21 Sent for You Yesterday
Count Basie & His Orchestra 2:55
22 Don't Be That Way
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 3:20
23 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:07
24 A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb 3 2:39
25 When the Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 2:43
CD 3: The Swing Era
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Begin the Beguine
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 3:36
2 Prelude to a Kiss
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:13
3 Jumpin' at the Woodside
Count Basie & His Orchestra feat. Lester Young 3:25
4 Finger Buster
Willie "The Lion" Smith 3:40
5 Grand Terrace Shuffle
Earl Hines and His Orchestra 3:03
6 Cherokee
Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra 3:19
7 In the Mood
The Glenn Miller Orchestra 4 3:36
8 Lester Leaps In
Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 feat. Lester Young 3:12
9 Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra 2:35
10 Your Feet's Too Big
Fats Waller and His Rhythm 2:39
11 Bouncing with Bean
Coleman Hawkins All Star Octet 3:14
12 Grand Slam (Boy Meets Goy)
The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Charlie Christian & Lionel Hampton 3:01
13 Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra feat. Ben Webster 2:56
14 Perdido Street Blues
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra feat. Sidney Bechet 3:17
15 Day Dream
Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra 3:11
16 Baby Dear
Mary Lou Williams and Her Kansas City Seven 2:46
17 On the Alamo
The Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Count Basie 3:02
18 Drum Boogie
Gene Krupa & Irene Daye 3:15
19 Take the ''A'' Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:32
20 Swingmatism
Jay McShann & His Orchestra feat. Charlie Parker 2:54
21 God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday feat. Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra 2:55
22 Solitude
Billie Holiday feat. Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra 3:20
23 I'm Coming Virginia
Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers 3:07
24 American Patrol
The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2:39
25 I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
The Glenn Miller Orchestra feat. Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke & The Modernaires 2:44
CD 4: The Be-Bop Revolution
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Gut Stomp
James P. Johnson 3:34
2 I Got Rhythm
Art Tatum Trio 2:16
3 Midnight Symphony
Lester Young 2:59
4 Blue 'N' Boogie
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet 2:56
5 Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday 2:37
6 Groovin' High
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet feat. Charlie Parker 2:40
7 Dizzy Atmosphere
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet feat. Charlie Parker 2:45
8 Summertime
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 4:32
9 Salt Peanuts
Dizzy Gillespie & His All Stars feat. Charlie Parker 3:14
10 Lover Man
Sarah Vaughan feat. The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Quintet 3:19
11 Hot House
Dizzy Gillespie & His All Stars feat. Charlie Parker 3:08
12 Re-Boppers - Ko-Ko
Charlie Parker 2:56
13 Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker Septet feat. Miles Davis 2:41
14 Oop Bop Sh'Bam
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 2:58
15 Bebop
Howard McGhee Quintet feat. Charlie Parker 2:55
16 Bebop in Pastel
Bud Powell & The Bebop Boys 2:57
17 Lady Be Good
Ella Fitzgerald feat. Bob Haggart and His Orchestra 3:15
18 Rockin' Chair
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars feat. Jack Teagarden 3:06
19 Bird of Paradise
Charlie Parker Quintet feat. Miles Davis 3:12
20 Embraceable You
Charlie Parker Quintet feat. Miles Davis 3:22
21 Fats Blows
Fats Navarro 2:50
22 Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 3:08
23 Epistrophy
Thelonious Monk 3:04
24 Boplicity
Miles Davis 3:00
25 Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)
The Dave Brubeck Trio 2:35

Credits

CD 1: The Early Days

composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 20)
Irving Mills (track 20)
performer:
Sidney Bechet (track 4)
Bix Beiderbecke (tracks 9–10, 16–17)
Johnny Dodds (tracks 12–13)
Freddie Keppard (tracks 5, 8)
writer:
Louis Armstrong (track 24)
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (track 24)
later versions:
Sugar Foot Stomp (track 24)
recording of:
Sugar Foot Stomp (track 24)
The Mooche (track 20)

CD 2: The Big Band Years

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1938-02-08) (track 20)
clarinet:
John Harrington (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
drumset:
Ben Thigpen (1938-02-08) (track 20)
trumpet:
Harry Lawson (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Earl Thompson (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Clarence Trice (1938-02-08) (track 20)
guitar:
Ted Robinson (jazz guitarist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
double bass:
Booker Collins (1938-02-08) (track 20)
alto saxophone:
John Harrington (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Earl Miller (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
John Williams (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
piano:
Mary Lou Williams (1938-02-08) (track 20)
piano arranger:
Edgar Fairchild (track 15)
baritone saxophone:
John Harrington (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
John Williams (jazz saxophonist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
tenor saxophone:
Dick Wilson (1938-02-08) (track 20)
trombone:
Ted Donnelly (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Henry Wells (1938-02-08) (track 20)
arranger:
Mary Lou Williams (track 20)
composer:
Benny Goodman (clarinetist and bandleader) (track 22)
Fletcher Henderson (track 5)
Irving Mills (track 5)
Jelly Roll Morton (track 8)
Edgar Sampson (track 22)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 7)
Hoagy Carmichael (1927) (track 1)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1932) (track 4)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 16)
Juan Tizol (1937) (track 16)
conductor:
Andy Kirk (jazz saxophonist and tubist) (1938-02-08) (track 20)
lyricist:
Jon Hendricks (track 5)
Mitchell Parish (tracks 4, 22)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 24)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 7)
Mitchell Parish (1929) (track 1)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 2)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 16)
orchestra:
Chick Webb and His Orchestra (1938-05-02) (track 24)
performer:
Ivie Anderson (track 2)
Louis Armstrong (1931-11-04) (track 1)
vocals:
Ivie Anderson (track 2)
Ben Thigpen (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Henry Wells (1938-02-08) (track 20)
Ella Fitzgerald (1938-05-02) (track 24)
writer:
Stanley Adams (US lyricist & songwriter) (track 9)
Hoagy Carmichael (track 9)
Red Bone (trombonist) (track 15)
Irving Mills (1932) (track 4)
publisher:
Duke Ellington Music (tracks 4, 16)
Famous Music Corporation (tracks 4, 16)
Mills Music, Inc. (tracks 1, 4, 16)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 16)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (1995-12-12 –) (track 16)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 13188) (track 24)
arrangements:
Caravan (arranged by Au) (track 16)
cover recording of:
Stardust (the jazz standard) (1931-11-04) (track 1)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 2)
later translated versions:
Polvere di stelle (track 1)
later versions:
part of:
Sophisticated Ladies (1981 musical) (track 4)
recording of:
Blue Skies (track 7)
Caravan (track 16)
Don't Be That Way (track 22)
King Porter Stomp (track 8)
Song of India (track 15)
Sophisticated Lady (track 4)
A-Tisket, A-Tasket (1938-05-02) (track 24)
referred to in medleys:
Bing Crosby Medley (track 7)
Ja-Da Medley (track 16)

CD 3: The Swing Era

arranger:
Joe Garland (saxophonist, composer) (track 7)
composer:
Wingy Manone (track 7)
Ray Noble (track 6)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 1)
lyricist:
Ray Noble (track 6)
Andy Razaf (track 7)
Cole Porter (1935) (track 1)
performer:
Count Basie (track 17)
Sidney Bechet (track 14)
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (track 20)
Ben Webster (track 13)
Lester Young (tracks 3, 8)
writer:
Arthur Herzog, Jr. (track 21)
Billie Holiday (track 21)
publisher:
Basart Editions ( – ????) (track 21)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 21)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 6)
Shapiro Bernstein (track 6)
mash-ups:
is based on:
Tar Paper Stomp (track 7)
is the basis for:
God Bless the Child (track 21)
later translated versions:
Beguine (track 1)
In the Mood (Portuguese version) (track 7)
later versions:
Begin the Beguine (unknown language, not English) (track 1)
part of:
Jubilee (track 1)
recording of:
Begin the Beguine (track 1)
Cherokee (track 6)
God Bless the Child (track 21)
In the Mood (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Swing the Mood (track 7)

CD 4: The Be-Bop Revolution

composer:
Kenny Clarke (track 23)
Thelonious Monk (track 23)
Lewis Allan (track 5)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 5)
performer:
Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist) (tracks 6–7, 9, 11, 15)
Jack Teagarden (track 18)
publisher:
Basart Editions (track 5)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 5)
recording of:
Epistrophy (track 23)
Strange Fruit (track 5)
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 5)

Release

ASIN: UK: B00005RDLA [info]