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Title:
An anthology of big band swing (1930-1955)
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Decca Jazz, [1993]

â„—1993
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (42 pages)
General Note:
Compact discs.

Program notes and details of the recording sessions (42 p. : ports.) in box.
Language:
English
Contents:
Disc 1. Rockin' in rhythm (Duke Ellington) (2:58) -- The house of David blues (Fletcher Henderson) (3:07) -- Saratoga drag (Luis Russell) (3:03) -- Savage rhythm (Mills Blue Rhythm Band) (3:04) -- Chant of the weed (Don Redman) (3:13) -- St. Louis blues (Dorsey Brothers) (3:05) -- Rock and rye (Earl Hines) (3:11) -- Down South camp meeting (Fletcher Henderson) (2:56) -- Avalon (Jimmie Lunceford) (2:58) -- In the shade of the old apple tree (Claude Hopkins) (2:47) -- The darktown strutters' ball (Tiny Bradshaw) (2:59) -- Polka dot rag (Noble Sissle) (2:43) -- Stompin' at the Savoy (Isham Jones) (2:44) -- Peg o' my heart (Glenn Miller) (2:28) -- One o'clock jump (Count Basie) (3:01) -- Casa Loma stomp (Casa Loma Orchestra) (2:40) -- South Rampart Street parade (Bob Crosby) (3:30) -- Liza (all the clouds'll roll away) (Chick Webb) (2:41) -- Dunkin' a doughnut (Andy Kirk) (2:49) -- You rascal, you (Louis Armstrong) (3:01)

Disc 2. Panassie stomp (Count Basie) (2:47) -- Transcontinental (Spud Murphy) (2:55) -- Jamaica jam (Teddy Powell) (2:40) -- Okay for baby (Benny Carter) (2:57) -- Blues in the groove (Jan Savitt) (3:01) -- Murderistic (Jimmy Dorsey) (2:49) -- Swingmatism (Jay McShann) (2:36) -- Savoy (Lucky Millinder) (3:02) -- Blue River (Jack Teagarden) (3:11) -- Chicago (Muggsy Spanier) (2:34) -- Fish market (Roy Eldridge) (3:09) -- Gambler's blues (Stan Kenton) (4:27) -- I've got you under my skin (Woody Herman) (2:53) -- Skyliner (Charlie Barnet) (3:00) -- Million dollar smile (Lionel Hampton) (3:05) -- Midriff (Duke Ellington) (3:21) -- Bear mash blues (Erskine Hawkins) (2:54) -- The continental (Artie Shaw) (3:07) -- The blue room (Tommy Dorsey) (3:19) -- One o'clock jump (Benny Goodman) (3:10).
Subject Term:
UPC:
011105062923
Format :
Music CD

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This two-CD set is an unusually successful sampler. Although there are a few hits among the 40 selections, many obscurities are also included, and not all of the big bands represented are major names, such as Tiny Bradshaw, Noble Sissle, Spud Murphy, Teddy Powell and Jan Savitt. The emphasis is very much on jazz, and this worthy reissue is overflowing with forgotten classics. The music is programmed in chronological order, so one can experience the evolution of big bands from Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell to postwar recordings from Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. ~ Scott Yanow


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