The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order

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All Music Guide - Jim Smith
This budget five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, despite the title, these sides aren't chronological, a fact that engineer Ted Kendall admits in the liner notes. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. In ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
This budget five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, despite the title, these sides aren't chronological, a fact that engineer Ted Kendall admits in the liner notes. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. In fact, some of the better CD issues particularly ASV/Living Era's Quintette du Hot Club de France have sound quality that is nearly, if not equally, good. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent -- especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss. And much care has been taken to present this music in the best possible light -- the scattered liner notes are enthusiastically written and there are some real treasures unearthed along the way, from unissued second takes to tracks that have been issued for the first time at their correct pitch. All in all, Kendall deserves kudos for his meticulous attention to detail, and the super-low price is a Reinhardt fan's dream.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2000
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065900120
  • Catalog Number: 901
  • Sales rank: 53,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Saw Stars - Bert Marshall (2:49)
  2. 2 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (2:54)
  3. 3 Dinah (2:38)
  4. 4 Tiger Rag (2:36)
  5. 5 Oh, Lady Be Good (2:55)
  6. 6 I Saw Stars (2:33)
  7. 7 Lily Belle May June - Jerry Mengo (3:39)
  8. 8 Sweet Sue, Just You - Jerry Mengo (2:57)
  9. 9 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) (2:58)
  10. 10 The Continental - Jerry Mengo (2:41)
  11. 11 Blue Drag (2:56)
  12. 12 Swanee River (3:05)
  13. 13 The Sunshine of Your Smile (2:56)
  14. 14 Ultrafox (3:23)
  15. 15 Avalon (2:56)
  16. 16 Smoke Rings (2:54)
  17. 17 Clouds (3:18)
  18. 18 Believe It, Beloved (3:15)
  19. 19 I've Found a New Baby (2:45)
  20. 20 St. Louis Blues (3:05)
  21. 21 Crazy Rhythm (2:36)
  22. 22 The Sheik of Araby (2:40)
  23. 23 Chasing Shadows (3:01)
  24. 24 I've Had My Moments (3:01)
  25. 25 Some of These Days (2:26)
  26. 26 Djangology (2:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Honeysuckle Rose (2:58)
  2. 2 Sweet Georgia Brown (3:10)
  3. 3 Night and Day (2:45)
  4. 4 My Sweet (2:57)
  5. 5 Souvenirs (2:49)
  6. 6 Daphne (3:13)
  7. 7 Black and White (3:08)
  8. 8 Stompin' at Decca (2:37)
  9. 9 Tornerai (J'Attendrai) (2:35)
  10. 10 If I Had You (2:52)
  11. 11 It Had to Be You (2:58)
  12. 12 Nocturne (3:16)
  13. 13 The Flat Foot Floogie (2:58)
  14. 14 Lambeth Walk (2:50)
  15. 15 Why Shouldn't I? (2:53)
  16. 16 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (2:35)
  17. 17 Please Be Kind (2:49)
  18. 18 Louise (2:41)
  19. 19 Improvisation No. 2 (2:45)
  20. 20 Undecided (2:35)
  21. 21 H.C.Q. Strut (3:01)
  22. 22 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (3:02)
  23. 23 The Man I Love (3:15)
  24. 24 My Sweet (3:00)
  25. 25 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (2:27)
  26. 26 Improvisation No. 2 (2:27)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Billets Doux (2:59)
  2. 2 Swing de Paris (2:37)
  3. 3 Them There Eyes (3:06)
  4. 4 Three Little Words (2:57)
  5. 5 Appel Direct (3:04)
  6. 6 Hungaria (2:50)
  7. 7 Hungaria (2:49)
  8. 8 Jeepers Creepers (3:18)
  9. 9 Jeepers Creepers (3:18)
  10. 10 Swing '39 (3:06)
  11. 11 Japanese Sandman (3:23)
  12. 12 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (2:44)
  13. 13 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (3:12)
  14. 14 Tea for Two (2:55)
  15. 15 Tea for Two (2:56)
  16. 16 My Melancholy Baby (3:28)
  17. 17 Time on My Hands (2:45)
  18. 18 Twelfth Year (2:43)
  19. 19 Twelfth Year (2:44)
  20. 20 My Melancholy Baby (2:52)
  21. 21 Japanese Sandman (3:12)
  22. 22 Tea for Two (3:16)
  23. 23 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (2:50)
  24. 24 Hungaria (2:50)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Blue Moon (3:20)
  2. 2 Avalon (3:06)
  3. 3 What a Diff'rence a Day Made (3:26)
  4. 4 Stardust (3:15)
  5. 5 St. Louis Blues (3:34)
  6. 6 Limehouse Blues (3:14)
  7. 7 I Got Rhythm (3:01)
  8. 8 I've Found a New Baby (3:08)
  9. 9 It Was So Beautiful (2:55)
  10. 10 China Boy (3:05)
  11. 11 Moonglow (3:06)
  12. 12 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (3:07)
  13. 13 I'se A-Muggin' (3:09)
  14. 14 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:26)
  15. 15 Oriental Shuffle (2:44)
  16. 16 After You've Gone (3:11)
  17. 17 Are You in the Mood? (2:54)
  18. 18 Limehouse Blues (2:50)
  19. 19 Nagasaki (2:54)
  20. 20 Swing Guitars (2:29)
  21. 21 Georgia on My Mind (3:18)
  22. 22 Shine (3:00)
  23. 23 In the Still of the Night (3:09)
  24. 24 Sweet Chorus (3:09)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Exactly Like You (2:33)
  2. 2 Charleston (2:55)
  3. 3 You're Driving Me Crazy (2:56)
  4. 4 Tears (2:40)
  5. 5 Solitude (3:11)
  6. 6 Hot Lips (3:07)
  7. 7 Ain't Misbehavin' (2:56)
  8. 8 Rose Room (2:47)
  9. 9 Body and Soul (3:29)
  10. 10 When Day Is Done (3:15)
  11. 11 Runnin' Wild (2:57)
  12. 12 Chicago (3:29)
  13. 13 Liebestraum No. 3 (3:23)
  14. 14 Miss Annabelle Lee (2:51)
  15. 15 A Little Love, a Little Kiss (3:22)
  16. 16 Mystery Pacific (2:23)
  17. 17 In a Sentimental Mood (3:06)
  18. 18 The Sheik of Araby (3:07)
  19. 19 Improvisation (3:00)
  20. 20 Parfum (3:03)
  21. 21 Alabamy Bound (2:52)
  22. 22 Rosetta (2:43)
  23. 23 Stardust (2:35)
  24. 24 The Object of My Affection (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Django Reinhardt Primary Artist
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Stéphane Grappelli Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Rex Stewart Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmie Grier Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Slim Gaillard Composer
María Mendez Grever Composer
Noel Gay Composer
Michael Hoppé Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Bud Green Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Abdullah Ibrahim Composer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Vitor Martins Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Stuff Smith Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
George Whiting Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Arthur Gibbs Composer
Art Hickman Composer
Harry Richman Composer
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra Composer
Pinky Tomlin Composer
Joe Young Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Sidney Clare Composer
Ford Dabney Composer
Douglas Furber Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
Leo Wood Composer
Cecil Mack Composer
Nat Schwartz Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Adrian Ross Composer
Al Goodhart Composer
Reg Keating Composer
Harry Williams Composer
Dino Olivieri Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
Joe Grey Composer
Coy Poe Composer
Leo Silesu Composer
Antonio Sbarbaro Composer
Edwin Edwards Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It is a great collection of favorites

    I enjoyed the variety of songs in this collection. It is a great value.

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