The Bebop Years

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Covering a period from 1939-1949, The Bebop Years profiles Hawkins during the days of combo swing and bebop. That the tenor great sounds at home in both settings here is testament to his great flexibility and intellect as a player. Proper pays its respects with four discs and a lavish booklet sporting a detailed discography, extensive notes, and rare photos. The quality rarely dips as Hawkins is heard making history on his 1939 take of "Body and Soul," cutting a wealth of 1944 gems for Keynote, rubbing shoulders with young beboppers like Dizzy Gillespie and Monk, and waxing nostalgic with the Metronome All-Stars. An amazing document ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Covering a period from 1939-1949, The Bebop Years profiles Hawkins during the days of combo swing and bebop. That the tenor great sounds at home in both settings here is testament to his great flexibility and intellect as a player. Proper pays its respects with four discs and a lavish booklet sporting a detailed discography, extensive notes, and rare photos. The quality rarely dips as Hawkins is heard making history on his 1939 take of "Body and Soul," cutting a wealth of 1944 gems for Keynote, rubbing shoulders with young beboppers like Dizzy Gillespie and Monk, and waxing nostalgic with the Metronome All-Stars. An amazing document befitting a master in his prime.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 604988991420
  • Catalog Number: 14

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Body and Soul (3:02)
  2. 2 Dinah (2:45)
  3. 3 When Day Is Done (3:16)
  4. 4 Smack (2:41)
  5. 5 I Surrender, Dear (4:40)
  6. 6 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (4:15)
  7. 7 Dedication (3:12)
  8. 8 Rocky Comfort (3:14)
  9. 9 One O'Clock Jump (3:28)
  10. 10 9-20 Special (3:10)
  11. 11 Feedin' the Bean (3:15)
  12. 12 Esquire Bounce (3:16)
  13. 13 My Ideal (3:09)
  14. 14 Voodte (3:06)
  15. 15 How Deep Is the Ocean? (3:24)
  16. 16 Hawkins Barrel House (2:57)
  17. 17 Stumpy (3:19)
  18. 18 Lover, Come Back to Me (3:04)
  19. 19 Blues Changes (4:10)
  20. 20 Crazy Rhythm (3:15)
  21. 21 Get Happy (3:24)
  22. 22 The Man I Love (5:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sweet Lorraine (4:19)
  2. 2 My Ideal (3:24)
  3. 3 I Only Have Eyes for You (3:11)
  4. 4 'S Wonderful (2:38)
  5. 5 I'm in the Mood for Love (3:13)
  6. 6 "Bean" at the Met (3:01)
  7. 7 Woody 'N You (3:00)
  8. 8 Bu-Dee-Daht (3:12)
  9. 9 Yesterdays (2:56)
  10. 10 Flame Thrower (3:15)
  11. 11 Imagination (2:48)
  12. 12 Night and Day (3:19)
  13. 13 Cattin' at Keynote (2:41)
  14. 14 Disorder at the Border (2:57)
  15. 15 Feeling Zero (2:58)
  16. 16 Rainbow Mist (2:58)
  17. 17 Blue Moon (4:35)
  18. 18 Father Co-Operates (4:50)
  19. 19 Just One More Chance (4:55)
  20. 20 Through for the Night (4:44)
  21. 21 On the Sunny Side of the Street (4:44)
  22. 22 Three Little Words (4:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Battle of the Saxes (4:37)
  2. 2 Louise (4:54)
  3. 3 Pick-Up Boys (3:01)
  4. 4 Porgy (3:02)
  5. 5 Uptown Lullaby (3:19)
  6. 6 Salt Peanuts (2:55)
  7. 7 Make Believe (4:43)
  8. 8 Don't Blame Me (4:51)
  9. 9 Just One of Those Things (4:31)
  10. 10 Hallelujah (3:58)
  11. 11 Stompin' at the Savoy (2:44)
  12. 12 On the Sunny Side of the Street (3:03)
  13. 13 All the Things You Are (2:56)
  14. 14 Every Man for Himself (2:50)
  15. 15 Look Out Jack! (2:45)
  16. 16 Under a Blanket of Blue (3:07)
  17. 17 El Salon de Gutbucket (2:59)
  18. 18 Undecided (2:53)
  19. 19 Recollections (2:53)
  20. 20 Drifting on a Reed (3:04)
  21. 21 Flyin' Hawk (2:49)
  22. 22 On the Bean (2:41)
  23. 23 Hawk's Variations, Pts. 1 & 2 (4:40)
Disc 4
  1. 1 April in Paris (2:57)
  2. 2 Rifftide (2:56)
  3. 3 Stuffy (3:03)
  4. 4 What Is There to Say? (3:20)
  5. 5 Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) (3:07)
  6. 6 Bean Soup (3:06)
  7. 7 It's the Talk of the Town (3:06)
  8. 8 Say It Isn't So (3:01)
  9. 9 I Can't Get Started (9:05)
  10. 10 Cocktails for Two (3:06)
  11. 11 Sweet Lorraine (3:16)
  12. 12 Nat Meets June (3:20)
  13. 13 How High the Moon (10:13)
  14. 14 Bean-A-Re-Bop (2:35)
  15. 15 Isn't It Romantic? (3:05)
  16. 16 The Way You Look Tonight (2:49)
  17. 17 Phantomesque (2:58)
  18. 18 Angel Face (3:15)
  19. 19 Picasso (3:16)
  20. 20 It's Only a Paper Moon (3:04)
  21. 21 Bah-U-Bah (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Coleman Hawkins Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Musician
June Christy Vocals
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Count Basie Piano
Al Casey Guitar
Charlie Christian Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Miles Davis Trumpet
Allen Eager Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Eddie Heywood Piano
Earl Hines Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Milt Jackson Vibes
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Harry James Trumpet
Jazz at the Philharmonic Musician
Budd Johnson Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones Piano
Jonah Jones Trumpet
John Kirby Bass
Shelly Manne Drums
Pierre Michelot Bass
Fats Navarro Trumpet
Mary Osborne Guitar
Leo Parker Alto Saxophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Flip Phillips Tenor Saxophone
Specs Powell Drums
Buddy Rich Drums
Max Roach Drums
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone
Slam Stewart Bass
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Art Tatum Piano
Ben Webster Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano, Trumpet
Charlie Shavers Trumpet
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Pete Brown Alto Saxophone
Cozy Cole Drums
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Gene Rodgers Piano
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Chuck Wayne Guitar
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Ken Kersey Piano
Sir Charles Thompson Piano
Trummy Young Trombone
Al McKibbon Bass
Eddie Safranski Bass
Israel Crosby Bass
Walter Page Bass
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Bernard Addison Guitar
Bob Ahern Guitar
Georgie Auld Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tex Beneke Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter Clarinet, Piano, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Denzil Best Drums
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
Nat King Cole Piano, Vocals
Ed Cuffee Trombone
Vic Dickenson Trombone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Jackie Fields Guitar, Alto Saxophone
Andy Fitzgerald Clarinet
Hubert Fol Alto Saxophone
Joe Guy Trumpet
Earl Hardy Trombone
Clyde Hart Piano
J.C. Heard Drums
Arthur Herbert Drums
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Milt Hinton Bass
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone
Walter Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone
Jimmy Jones Piano
Al Killian Trumpet
Ellis Larkins Piano
Jack Lesberg Bass
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
Dan Minor Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Thelonious Monk Piano
Eustis Moore Alto Saxophone
Nat Peck Trombone
Danny Polo Clarinet
Allan Reuss Guitar
Curly Russell Bass
Kermit Scott Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
John Simmons Bass
Tommy Stevenson Trumpet
Walter Thomas Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Musician
Teddy Walters Guitar
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Baritone Saxophone
Sid Weiss Bass
Dicky Wells Trombone
Hy White Guitar
Kai Winding Trombone
Al Lucas Bass
Billy Rowland Piano
Johnny Williams Bass
Sandy Williams Trombone
Count Basie Orchestra Musician
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Musician
Billy Taylor Sr. Bass
Tommy Lindsay Trumpet
Ernie Powell Alto Saxophone
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Joe Thomas Trumpet
Ed Van Dever Trumpet
Nelson Bryant Trumpet
Marion Deveta Baritone Saxophone
Howard E. Johnson Alto Saxophone
William Oscar Smith Guitar
Leonard Lowry Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers' All American Five Musician
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Count Basie Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Hank Jones Composer
Oscar Pettiford Composer
Charlie Shavers Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Frank deVol Composer
Coleman Hawkins Composer
Trummy Young Composer
Joe Davis Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
B. Johnson Composer
Seth Justman Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Walter Thomas Composer
Earle Warren Composer
Jimmy Davis Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
William Engvick Composer
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Morgan Lewis Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Alan Spilton Composer
Joop Visser Liner Notes
Charlie Hart Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
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