RCA Victor Jazz: The First Half-Century - The Twenties Through the Sixties

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
RCA has long had an up-and-down relationship with jazz and that is reflected in this very interesting five-CD boxed set drawn completely from their archives. Each disc focuses on a specific decade and the producers did an excellent job of picking representative recordings. The 1920s and '30s are covered particularly well with 23 selections on each disc; virtually every major name is heard at their prime. The 1940s disc also contains many valuable recordings although RCA had been slow to record bop, but by the '50s and '60s RCA was not in the forefront of discovering up-and-coming artists; there are only hints of the avant-garde and many of the giants Miles Davis, John ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
RCA has long had an up-and-down relationship with jazz and that is reflected in this very interesting five-CD boxed set drawn completely from their archives. Each disc focuses on a specific decade and the producers did an excellent job of picking representative recordings. The 1920s and '30s are covered particularly well with 23 selections on each disc; virtually every major name is heard at their prime. The 1940s disc also contains many valuable recordings although RCA had been slow to record bop, but by the '50s and '60s RCA was not in the forefront of discovering up-and-coming artists; there are only hints of the avant-garde and many of the giants Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk to name three never made it into the label's studios. However, even in the later decades, a variety of great veterans and modernists did make significant recordings for the label and there is not a loser among the 96 recordings. Overall this reissue gives one a superb overview of RCA jazz activities through the years from Coleman Hawkins's "Body and Soul" to Sonny Rollins's "The Bridge" and is recommended to all jazz historians along with beginners just starting to explore this classic music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/1992
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636608426
  • Catalog Number: 66084


Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Bottom Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton (3:09)
  2. 2 Heah Me Talkin' - Johnny Dodds (3:11)
  3. 3 Black Beauty - Duke Ellington (2:52)
  4. 4 Variety Stomp - Fletcher Henderson (3:03)
  5. 5 Too Late - King Oliver (3:08)
  6. 6 Peggy - McKinney's Cotton Pickers (3:17)
  7. 7 The Boy in the Boat - Charlie Johnson (3:41)
  8. 8 Bleeding Hearted Blues - James P. Johnson (3:10)
  9. 9 Handful of Keys - Fats Waller (2:46)
  10. 10 Glad Rag Doll - Earl Hines (2:57)
  11. 11 Duet Stomp - Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight (2:50)
  12. 12 Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band (3:08)
  13. 13 She's Crying for Me - New Orleans Rhythm Kings (2:44)
  14. 14 Lonely Melody - Bix Beiderbecke (2:55)
  15. 15 Delirium - Red Nichols (3:05)
  16. 16 Wild Cat - Joe Venuti (2:25)
  17. 17 Waitin' for Katie - Ben Pollack (3:01)
  18. 18 Doin' the Voom Voom - Duke Ellington (3:09)
  19. 19 Swing Out - Henry "Red" Allen (3:22)
  20. 20 One Hour (If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight) - Coleman Hawkins (3:28)
  21. 21 Hello Lola! - Pee Wee Russell (3:17)
  22. 22 That's a Serious Thing - Jack Teagarden (3:28)
  23. 23 South - Bennie Moten (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong (3:23)
  2. 2 Daybreak Express - Duke Ellington (2:57)
  3. 3 Moten Swing - Count Basie (3:23)
  4. 4 Hocus Pocus - Fletcher Henderson (3:18)
  5. 5 King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman (3:08)
  6. 6 Swingin' Uptown - Jimmie Lunceford (2:38)
  7. 7 Song of India - Georgia Tom (3:06)
  8. 8 XYZ - Earl Hines (2:19)
  9. 9 Cherokee - Charlie Barnet (3:24)
  10. 10 Carioca - Artie Shaw (3:07)
  11. 11 Any Old Time - Billie Holiday (3:11)
  12. 12 Body and Soul - Teddy Wilson (3:28)
  13. 13 Life Goes to a Party - Harry James (3:03)
  14. 14 Swing Is Here - Gene Krupa (2:55)
  15. 15 Shufflin' at the Hollywood - Lionel Hampton (3:03)
  16. 16 I'm in the Mood for Swing - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (2:46)
  17. 17 Rockin' Chair - Mildred Bailey (2:59)
  18. 18 Dinah - Fats Waller (3:06)
  19. 19 Really the Blues - Sidney Bechet (3:34)
  20. 20 Relaxin' at the Touro - Muggsy Spanier (3:15)
  21. 21 The Eel - Bud Freeman (2:44)
  22. 22 I Can't Get Started - Bunny Berigan (4:43)
  23. 23 Body and Soul - Coleman Hawkins (3:01)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Jack the Bear - Duke Ellington (3:14)
  2. 2 Concerto for Cootie - Cootie Williams (3:17)
  3. 3 Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington (3:10)
  4. 4 Mobile Bay - Rex Stewart (3:03)
  5. 5 Day Dream - Johnny Hodges (2:55)
  6. 6 Pennies from Heaven - Louis Armstrong (3:37)
  7. 7 Little Jazz - Artie Shaw (3:03)
  8. 8 Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie (3:04)
  9. 9 Victory Ball - Charlie Parker (2:39)
  10. 10 Epistrophy - Kenny Clarke (2:51)
  11. 11 Half Step Down, Please - Coleman Hawkins (3:01)
  12. 12 Spontaneous Combustion - Lennie Tristano (2:54)
  13. 13 Stormy Monday - Earl Hines (3:07)
  14. 14 Bill's Mill - Count Basie (2:38)
  15. 15 Yes, Indeed! - Tommy Dorsey (3:27)
  16. 16 Summertime - Artie Shaw (5:00)
  17. 17 All of Me - Benny Carter (3:19)
  18. 18 Old Man Blues - Sidney Bechet (2:45)
  19. 19 Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt (2:35)
  20. 20 Fifth Dimension - Mary Lou Williams (2:50)
  21. 21 Cherokee - Art Tatum (2:51)
  22. 22 Erroll's Bounce - Erroll Garner (2:56)
  23. 23 My Blue Heaven - Oscar Peterson (2:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Whisper Not - Art Blakey (7:12)
  2. 2 Ysabel's Table Dance - Charles Mingus (10:26)
  3. 3 Salt Peanuts - Bud Powell (2:21)
  4. 4 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - Phineas Newborn Jr. (4:04)
  5. 5 Concerto for Billy the Kid - George Russell (4:45)
  6. 6 Blues for Pablo - Hal McKusick Octet (4:50)
  7. 7 April in Paris - The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra (2:52)
  8. 8 The Wailing Boat - Maynard Ferguson (3:06)
  9. 9 Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West - John Lewis (6:31)
  10. 10 Chiquito Loco - Shorty Rogers (3:28)
  11. 11 Roses of Picardy - Red Norvo (3:36)
  12. 12 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) - Zoot Sims (4:19)
  13. 13 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Lee Wiley (2:55)
  14. 14 Love Is Just Around the Corner - Henry "Red" Allen (5:49)
  15. 15 Perdido - Duke Ellington (4:35)
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Bridge - Sonny Rollins (5:55)
  2. 2 Blood Count - Duke Ellington (4:18)
  3. 3 So What - J.J. Johnson (4:21)
  4. 4 Where Do You Go?/Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz (5:48)
  5. 5 Here's That Rainy Day - Paul Desmond (5:41)
  6. 6 Blight of the Fumble Bee - Gerry Mulligan (6:34)
  7. 7 Old Folks - Jackie McLean (6:31)
  8. 8 Star Eyes - Chet Baker (6:58)
  9. 9 Sing Me Softly of the Blues - Gary Burton (4:03)
  10. 10 One O'Clock Jump - Jon Hendricks (2:44)
  11. 11 Come Back Baby - Joe Williams (4:32)
  12. 12 Flying Home - Illinois Jacquet (8:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arthur Fiedler Conductor
Bob Holmes Multiple Reeds
Jo Stafford Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet, Track Performer
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Mildred Bailey Vocals, Track Performer
Chet Baker Trumpet, Track Performer
Paul Barbarin Drums
Charlie Barnet Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Count Basie Piano, Track Performer
Billy Bauer Guitar
Louie Bellson Drums
Bunny Berigan Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Bert Trombone
Phil Bodner Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Milt Buckner Piano
Gary Burton Vibes, Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Eddie Condon Banjo, Guitar, Track Performer
Bob Cooper Baritone Saxophone
Larry Coryell Guitar
Curtis Counce Bass
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Buddy DeFranco Clarinet
Paul Desmond Leader, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Johnny Dodds Clarinet, Track Performer
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Billy Eckstine Vocals, Track Performer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet, Track Performer
Mercer Ellington Trumpet
Bill Evans Piano
Tal Farlow Guitar
Art Farmer Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet, Track Performer
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Erroll Garner Piano, Track Performer
Herb Geller Saxophone
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Track Performer
Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves Reeds, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Cornet, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
St├ęphane Grappelli Violin
Freddie Green Guitar
Al Grey Trombone
Bobby Hackett Cornet
Jim Hall Guitar
Lionel Hampton Background Vocals, Vibes, Track Performer
Billy Higgins Drums
Earl Hines Piano, Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Multiple Reeds, Track Performer
Illinois Jacquet Saxophone, Track Performer
Harry James Trumpet, Track Performer
Bobby Jaspar Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Budd Johnson Reeds, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Hank Jones Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Barney Kessel Guitar
John Kirby Bass
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Gene Krupa Drums, Track Performer
Eddie Lang Guitar, Track Performer
John Lewis Piano, Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford Track Performer
Shelly Manne Drums
Billy May Trumpet
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Track Performer
Charles Mingus Bass, Track Performer
Lee Morgan Trumpet
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Track Performer
Bennie Moten Track Performer
Gerry Mulligan Leader, Baritone Saxophone, Track Performer
Ray Nance Trumpet
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Oliver Nelson Reeds
Joe Newman Trumpet
Albert Nicholas Reeds, Trombone
Red Norvo Marimbas, Vibes, Track Performer
King Oliver Trumpet, Track Performer
Kid Ory Trombone
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Oscar Peterson Piano, Track Performer
Ben Pollack Drums, Vocals, Track Performer
Bud Powell Piano, Track Performer
Jimmy Raney Guitar
Django Reinhardt Guitar, Track Performer
Buddy Rich Drums
Jerome Richardson Reeds, Saxophone
Dannie Richmond Drums
Max Roach Drums
Sonny Rollins Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Track Performer
The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra Track Performer
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Artie Shaw Clarinet, Track Performer
Willie Smith Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Muggsy Spanier Cornet, Track Performer
Rex Stewart Cornet, Track Performer
Sonny Stitt Alto Saxophone
Steve Swallow Bass
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Art Tatum Piano, Track Performer
Art Taylor Drums
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby Timmons Piano
Lennie Tristano Piano, Track Performer
Joe Venuti Vocals, Track Performer
Fats Waller Banjo, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Paul Whiteman Track Performer
Lee Wiley Vocals, Track Performer
Joe Williams Track Performer
Teddy Wilson Piano, Track Performer
Cootie Williams Trombone, Trumpet, Track Performer
Red Nichols Cornet, Track Performer
Luis Russell Piano
Trigger Alpert Bass
Danny Alvin Piano
Eddie Barefield Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Aaron Bell Bass
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Georg Brunis Trombone
Ralph Burns Piano
Joe Bushkin Piano
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Pete Candoli Trumpet
Cozy Cole Drums
Willie Cook Trumpet
Wallace Davenport Trumpet
Natty Dominique Cornet
Eddie Edwards Trombone
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Marty Napoleon Piano
Brad Gowans Valve Trombone
John Graas French Horn
Bob Haggart Bass
Peanuts Hucko Clarinet
Daniel Humair Drums
Charlie Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Pete Jolly Piano
Al Klink Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Dave Lambert Vocals, Track Performer
Nick LaRocca Cornet
Harlan Leonard Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Ray Linn Trumpet
Chink Martin Tuba
Hal McKusick Alto Saxophone
Jimmy McPartland Cornet
Johnny Mince Saxophone
Miff Mole Trombone
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Sy Oliver Trumpet, Vocals
Tony Pastor Tenor Saxophone
Santo Pecora Trombone
Gene Rodgers Piano
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Sampson Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Joe Sullivan Piano
Joe Thomas Multiple Reeds
Nick Travis Trumpet
Chuck Wayne Guitar
George Wettling Drums
Heine Beau Saxophone
George Van Eps Bass
Frank Froeba Piano
Don Lamond Drums
New Orleans Rhythm Kings Track Performer
Original Dixieland Jazz Band Track Performer
Don Redman Alto Saxophone
Preston Love Alto Saxophone
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Harry Jackson Trumpet
Coleman Hawkins Clarinet, Reeds, Tenor Saxophone, Multiple Reeds, Track Performer
LaMont Johnson Piano
Russell Procope Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Shorty Rogers Trumpet, Track Performer
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
Herbie Steward Tenor Saxophone
Jim Timmens Percussion
Mary Lou Williams Piano, Track Performer
Tammy Lindsay Trumpet
Bubber Miley Trumpet, Track Performer
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Chuck Connors Bass Trombone
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Red McKenzie Comb
Connie Kay Drums
Eddie Safranski Bass
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Percy Heath Bass
Israel Crosby Bass
Alan Dawson Drums
Jymie Merritt Bass
Jamil Nasser Bass
Ben Riley Drums
Jimmy Blanton Bass, Track Performer
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Tommy Ladnier Trumpet, Track Performer
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Track Performer
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Leo Addeo Drums
Bernard Addison Guitar
Al Cohn Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Gene Allen Baritone Saxophone
Moses Allen Bass
Hayes Alvis Bass
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals, Track Performer
Lil Armstrong Piano
Sidney Arodin Clarinet
George Arus Trombone
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Herman Autrey Trumpet
Al Avola Guitar
Baby Dodds Drums
Louis Bacon Trombone
Red Ballard Trombone
Danny Bank Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Billy Barber Tuba
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Yolande Bavan Vocals, Track Performer
John Beal Bass
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet, Track Performer
Benny Carter Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Leroy Berry Banjo, Guitar
Vic Berton Drums
Clifton Best Guitar
John Best Trumpet
Harry Betts Trombone
Barney Bigard Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Binyon Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Art Blakey Drums, Track Performer
Jack Bland Guitar
Kurt Bloom Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Florence Blumberg Vocals
Arnold Boling Drums
Red Bone Trombone
Claude Bowen Trumpet
Russell Bowles Trombone
Dave Bowman Piano
Vic Breidis Piano
Garnett Brown Trombone
Scoville Brown Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Larry Bunker Drums
Edward Burke Trombone
Les Burness Piano
Bob Burnet Trumpet
Alvin Burroughs Drums
Nick Caiazza Tenor Saxophone
Happy Caldwell Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender Bass
Dick Cary Piano
Scoops Carey Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Harry Carney Reeds, Baritone Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
Earl Caruthers Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Don Carter Drums
Bob Casey Bass
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Clark Terry Trumpet, Track Performer
Kenny Clarke Drums, Track Performer
Rod Cless Clarinet
Paul Cohen Trumpet
June Cole Tuba
John Collins Guitar
Lee Collins Cornet
Tony Colucci Banjo
Conrad Gozzo Trumpet
Buster Cooper Trombone
Sid Cooper Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Charlie Cordella Clarinet
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Bob Cusmano Trumpet
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Al DeRisi Trumpet
Eddie de Verteuill Baritone Saxophone
Marion Di Vita Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Dixon Banjo
George Dixon Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Ted Donnelly Trombone
George Dorsey Saxophone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Track Performer
Mike Doty Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington Piano, Track Performer, Track Performer
Eddie Durham Guitar, Trombone
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Bill Eastwood Banjo
Reinhart Elster Harp
Vic Engle Drums
Gene Englund Tuba
Ernie Wilkins Saxophone
Bus Etri Guitar
Gil Evans Track Performer
Herschel Evans Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Farnon Conductor
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Jackie Fields Alto Saxophone
Bill Finegan Leader
Fletcher Henderson Piano, Track Performer
Milton Fletcher Trumpet
Frank Foster Saxophone
Pops Foster Bass
Charles Frazier Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Hank Freeman Alto Saxophone
Vern Friley Trombone
Lou Fromm Drums
Don Frye Piano
Walter Fuller Trumpet
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Chuck Gentry Baritone Saxophone
George Russell Track Performer
Al George Trombone
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Harry Goodman Bass, Tuba
Irving Goodman Trumpet
Rose Gottesman Drums
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Fred Guy Banjo, Guitar
Joe Guy Trumpet
John Haliburton Trombone
Al Hall Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Earl Hardy Trombone
Alan Harris Cornet
Jimmy Harrison Banjo, Trombone
Clyde Hart Piano
Thamon Hayes Trombone
Roy Haynes Drums
Jon Hendricks Vocals
Arthur Herbert Drums
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Andrew Hilaire Drums
Teddy Hill Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Milt Hinton Bass
Charlie Holmes Reeds, Trombone
Scott Holt Bass
John Howell Trumpet
George Hunt Trombone
George Irish Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Gus Ischia Trombone
Cliff Jackonson Piano
Cliff Jackson Piano
Elmore James Bass
George James Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Hilton Jefferson Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Freddie Jenkins Trombone, Trumpet
Les Jenkins Trombone
J.J. Johnson Trombone, Track Performer
Bob Johnson Banjo
Osie Johnson Drums
Keg Johnson Trombone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Clarence Jones Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
David Jones Tenor Saxophone
Dick Jones Piano
Edmund Jones Drums
Herb Jones Trumpet
Nate Kazebier Trumpet
Joe Keyes Trumpet
Gene Kinsey Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Bob Kitsis Piano
George Koenig Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle Piano
Jack Lacey Trombone
James Lamare Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Cliff Leeman Drums
Jack Lesberg Bass
Edward Lewis Trumpet, Cornet
John Lindsay Bass
Steve Lipkins Trumpet
Steve Little Drums
Don Lodice Saxophone
Red Long Piano
Billy Mackel Guitar
Gildo Mahones Piano
Junior Mance Piano
Dodo Marmarosa Piano
Paul Mares Cornet
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Wendell Marshall Bass
Lowell Martin Trombone
Marty Paich Piano
Paul Mason Saxophone
Carl Mastren Guitar
Carmen Mastren Guitar
George Matthews Trombone
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Shorty McConnell Trumpet
Dan McCook Multiple Reeds
Ted McCord Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Murray McEachern Trombone
"Big" Mike McKendrick Banjo, Guitar
Joe McLewis Trombone
Willie McWashington Drums
Mezz Mezzrow Clarinet, Saxophone, C-Melody Saxophone
Ray Michaels Drums
Glenn Miller Trombone
Jesse Miller Trumpet
Dan Minor Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Eustis Moore Alto Saxophone
Ysabel Morel Castanets
Al Morgan Bass, Vocals
Paul Motian Drums
Ralph Muzillo Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Dave Nelson Trumpet
Phineas Newborn Jr. Piano, Track Performer
Clyde Newcombe Bass
Bob Nichols Trumpet
Al Norris Guitar
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Bill Oldham Bass
George Oldham Reeds, Multiple Reeds
John Owens Trumpet
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Vernon Page Tuba
Clyn Paque Multiple Reeds
Truck Parham Bass
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Jerome Pasquall Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Ronnie Perry Tenor Saxophone
Charles Peterson Trumpet
Fred Pfaff Tuba
Curtis Porter Alto Saxophone
Yank Porter Drums
Benny Powell Trombone
Rudy Powell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lou Prisby Alto Saxophone
Bernie Privin Trumpet
Keg Purnell Drums
Theodore Purnell Alto Saxophone
Frankie Quartell Cornet
Benoit Quersin Bass
Henry W. Ragas Piano
William Randall Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Zilner Randolph Trumpet
Morris Rayman Bass
Carlo Recori Bass
Allan Reuss Guitar
Boomie Richmond Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Joe Robichaux Piano
Claude Roberts Guitar
Bill Robertson Trombone
Eli Robinson Trombone
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Milt Robinson Trombone
Harry Rodgers Trombone
Gil Rodin Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Mickey Roker Drums
Arthur Rollini Tenor Saxophone
Walter Rosenberg Percussion
Ralph Rosenlund Tenor Saxophone
June Rotenburg Bass
Clyde Rounds Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Ruppersberg Trombone
Sonny Russo Trombone
Rudy Rutherford Alto Saxophone
Gianni Safred Piano
Eddie Sauter Leader
Emanuel Sayles Banjo
Tony Sbarbaro Drums
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Arthur Schutt Piano
George Schwartz Trumpet
Clarence Gene Shaw Trumpet
Larry Shields Clarinet
Frank Signorelli Piano
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Omer Simeon Clarinet, Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Stafford Simon Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Edward Sims Trumpet
Joe "Fox" Smith Trumpet
Russell Smith Trumpet
Cyrus St. Clair Tuba
Jess Stacy Piano
George Stafford Drums
Phil Stevens Bass
Tommy Stevenson Trumpet
Dee Stewart Trumpet
Alvin Stoller Drums
Billy Strayhorn Track Performer
Joe Strode Drums
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Fred Stulce Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Rudy Taylor Drums
Juan Tizol Valve Trombone
Tom Morgan Guitar
Eddie Tompkins Trumpet
Dave Tough Drums
Gene Traxler Bass
Bill Triglia Piano
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Charles Turner Bass
Gerald Valentine Trombone
Bart Varsalona Trombone
Madison Vaughan Trombone
Ted Vesely Trombone
Woodie Walder Multiple Reeds
Clinton Walker Tuba
Jack Washington Baritone Saxophone, Multiple Reeds
Benny Waters Multiple Reeds
Hank Wayland Bass
Sid Weiss Bass
Jimmy Welch Trumpet
Dicky Wells Trombone
Henry Wells Trombone
Arthur Whetsol Trombone, Trumpet
Sonny White Piano
Elmer Whitlock Trumpet
Ben Whitter Multiple Reeds
Edwin Wilcox Piano, Celeste
Quinn Wilson Bass
Kai Winding Trombone
Clark Yocum Guitar
Snooky Young Trumpet
Aurelio de Carolis Drums
Jimmy Blake Trumpet
Al Harris Cornet
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Jimmie Smith Drums
Charlie Green Trombone
Elmer James Bass
Bobby Holmes Reeds
Will Johnson Banjo, Guitar
Matty Malneck Violin
Glyn Paque Reeds
Chuck Peterson Trumpet
Sandy Williams Trombone, Trumpet
James Smith Guitar
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Track Performer
Bill Johnson Trombone
Joe Lipman Piano
Billy Taylor Sr. Tuba
Joe Bauer Trumpet
Richard Clark Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Lindsay Trumpet
Bobby Williams Trumpet
Herbie Jones Trumpet
Ed Lewis Trumpet, Cornet
Otto Hardwick Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Joe Thomas Trumpet
Lambert Track Performer
William Oscar Smith Bass
Bill Miller Piano
Jimmy Campbell Drums
George Mitchell Cornet
David Matthews Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Houghton Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Dave Matthews Alto Saxophone
Robert "Sax" Crowder Reeds, Multiple Reeds
John Ewing Trombone
Leon "Leo" Adde Drums
Leroy Harris Reeds, Multiple Reeds
Dick Morgan Banjo, Vocals
Austin Roberts Bass
Don McCook Reeds
Bill Johnson Bass, Trombone
William Johnson Banjo, Guitar
Sonny Lee Trombone
Joe Dixon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Arthur Taylor Banjo
Ben Hall Trombone
Booker T. Washington Cornet
David "Davey" Jones Tenor Saxophone
Dick Clark Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ray Charles Composer
Henry "Red" Allen Composer
Chu Berry Composer
Eddie Condon Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Billy Eckstine Composer
Roy Eldridge Composer
Bill Evans Arranger, Composer
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Budd Johnson Composer
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