The Complete American Masters 1931-1953

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A brilliant soprano saxophonist and clarinetist, and arguably the first important soloist in jazz history (Duke Ellington called him "the very epitome of jazz"), Sidney Bechet was a master of both solo improvisation and collective improvisation within the New Orleans jazz tradition. This massive 14-disc set may not actually be complete, but it does seem to have all the master takes Bechet recorded in the States between 1931 and 1953, along with selections from live shows, personal recordings, and sessions he tracked for radio shows. It adds up to a whole lot of Bechet, probably more than the casual fan would ever need, but it also serves as an impressive tribute to this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A brilliant soprano saxophonist and clarinetist, and arguably the first important soloist in jazz history (Duke Ellington called him "the very epitome of jazz"), Sidney Bechet was a master of both solo improvisation and collective improvisation within the New Orleans jazz tradition. This massive 14-disc set may not actually be complete, but it does seem to have all the master takes Bechet recorded in the States between 1931 and 1953, along with selections from live shows, personal recordings, and sessions he tracked for radio shows. It adds up to a whole lot of Bechet, probably more than the casual fan would ever need, but it also serves as an impressive tribute to this fine and important player's wonderful legacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2011
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 600753361672
  • Catalog Number: 5336167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wild Cat Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:00)
  2. 2 Kansas City Man Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (2:59)
  3. 3 Achin' Hearted Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (2:57)
  4. 4 Oh Daddy! - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:11)
  5. 5 Shreveport Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:00)
  6. 6 Old Fashioned Love - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:09)
  7. 7 House Rent Blues (the Stomp) - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (2:58)
  8. 8 Mean Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (2:58)
  9. 9 Texas Moaner Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:14)
  10. 10 Off and On Blues - Sippie Wallace (2:53)
  11. 11 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:09)
  12. 12 I'm a Little Blackbird Looking For a Bluebird - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:17)
  13. 13 Who'll Chop Your Suey (When I'm Gone) - Margaret Johnson (3:24)
  14. 14 Cake Walking Babies From Home - Eva Taylor (2:56)
  15. 15 In a Café On the Road To Calais - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:48)
  16. 16 Loveless Love - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (3:17)
  17. 17 The Basement Blues - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (3:18)
  18. 18 Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (3:06)
  19. 19 Sweetie Dear - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:50)
  20. 20 I Want You Tonight - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:07)
  21. 21 I've Found a New Baby - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:12)
  22. 22 Lay Your Racket - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:15)
  23. 23 Maple Leaf Rag - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:56)
  24. 24 Shag - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Under the Creole Moon - Noble Sissle's International Orchestra (3:20)
  2. 2 Loveless Love - Noble Sissle's International Orchestra (2:57)
  3. 3 Polka Dot Rag - Noble Sissle's International Orchestra (2:51)
  4. 4 You Can't Live In Harlem - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:23)
  5. 5 'Tain't a Fit Night Out For Man or Beast - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:32)
  6. 6 Rhythm of the Broadway Moon - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:47)
  7. 7 Bandana Days - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:52)
  8. 8 I'm Just Wild About Harry - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:50)
  9. 9 Dear Old Southland - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:35)
  10. 10 Okey Doke - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (2:54)
  11. 11 Characteristic Blues - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (2:56)
  12. 12 Viper Mad - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (3:05)
  13. 13 Blackstick - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (2:48)
  14. 14 When the Sun Sets Down South (Southern Sunset) - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (3:12)
  15. 15 Sweet Patootie - Noble Sissle's Swingsters (3:20)
  16. 16 Freight Train Blues - Trixie Smith (3:18)
  17. 17 Trixie's Blues - Trixie Smith (3:17)
  18. 18 My Daddy Rocks Me, Pts. 1-2 - Trixie Smith (5:53)
  19. 19 He May Be Your Man But He Comes To See Me Sometimes - Trixie Smith (2:47)
  20. 20 Jack, I'm Mellow - Trixie Smith (2:46)
  21. 21 My Unusual Man - Trixie Smith (2:46)
  22. 22 Uncle Joe - Grant & Wilson (2:36)
  23. 23 I Am a Woman - Grant & Wilson (2:48)
  24. 24 Toot It, Brother Armstrong - Grant & Wilson (3:16)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Blue Monday On Sugar Hill - Grant & Wilson (2:17)
  2. 2 What a Dream - Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra (2:54)
  3. 3 Hold Tight - Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra (2:36)
  4. 4 Jungle Drums - Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra (2:29)
  5. 5 Chant In the Night - Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra (2:25)
  6. 6 Ja-Da - Tommy Ladnier & His Orchestra (2:54)
  7. 7 Really the Blues - Tommy Ladnier & His Orchestra (3:38)
  8. 8 When You and I Were Young, Maggie - Tommy Ladnier & His Orchestra (2:43)
  9. 9 Weary Blues - Tommy Ladnier & His Orchestra (3:02)
  10. 10 Blues For Tommy Ladnier - Port of Harlem Seven (4:26)
  11. 11 Summertime - Port of Harlem Seven (4:13)
  12. 12 Pounding Heart Blues - Port of Harlem Seven (4:02)
  13. 13 Oh, Didn't He Ramble? - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen (3:11)
  14. 14 High Society - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen (2:48)
  15. 15 I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen (3:13)
  16. 16 Winin' Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen (3:08)
  17. 17 Magic Islands - Haitian Orchestra (2:38)
  18. 18 Mayotte - Haitian Orchestra (2:28)
  19. 19 Rose Rhumba - Haitian Orchestra (2:22)
  20. 20 Sous Les Palmiers - Haitian Orchestra (2:36)
  21. 21 Original Haitian Music, Pt. 1 (Ça Pique À Haïti) - Haitian Orchestra (2:22)
  22. 22 Original Haitian Music, Pt. 2 (Tirre Chatte) - Haitian Orchestra (2:25)
  23. 23 Tropical Mood Moon Rhumba (Danse Ensemble) - Haitian Orchestra (3:01)
  24. 24 Baba Rhumba (Nana) - Haitian Orchestra (2:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Original Haitian Music, Pt. 3 (La Belle Germaine) - Haitian Orchestra (2:45)
  2. 2 Original Haitian Music, Pt. 4 (Danses De Chez Nous) - Haitian Orchestra (2:45)
  3. 3 Colonel Bogey March - Haitian Orchestra (2:40)
  4. 4 Ti Ralph - Haitian Orchestra (2:19)
  5. 5 Merengue De Amor (Meringue D'amour) - Haitian Orchestra (2:58)
  6. 6 Indian Summer - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:04)
  7. 7 One O'Clock Jump - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:25)
  8. 8 Preachin' Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:04)
  9. 9 Sidney's Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:52)
  10. 10 Careless Love - Josh White Trio (3:44)
  11. 11 Milk Cow Blues - Josh White Trio (4:06)
  12. 12 Lonesome Blues - Sidney Bechet Blue Note Quartet (4:04)
  13. 13 Dear Old Southland - Sidney Bechet Blue Note Quartet (4:02)
  14. 14 Bechet's Steady Rider - Sidney Bechet Blue Note Quartet (2:55)
  15. 15 Saturday Night Blues - Sidney Bechet Blue Note Quartet (2:58)
  16. 16 Four or Five Times - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (3:58)
  17. 17 Sweet Lorraine - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:14)
  18. 18 Lazy River - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:06)
  19. 19 China Boy - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (3:47)
  20. 20 If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:00)
  21. 21 That's a Plenty - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:07)
  22. 22 Squeeze Me - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (3:49)
  23. 23 Sweet Sue, Just You - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:02)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Perdido Street Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (3:06)
  2. 2 2:19 Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (2:52)
  3. 3 Down In Honky Tonk Town - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (3:06)
  4. 4 Coal Cart Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (2:56)
  5. 5 Shake It and Break It - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:55)
  6. 6 Old Man Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:48)
  7. 7 Wild Man Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:19)
  8. 8 Nobody Knows the Way I Feel Dis Mornin' - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:32)
  9. 9 Make Me a Pallet On the Floor - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:17)
  10. 10 Blues In Thirds - Sidney Bechet & Trio (2:58)
  11. 11 Blue For You Johnny - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:54)
  12. 12 Ain't Misbehavin' - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:58)
  13. 13 Save It Pretty Mama - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:56)
  14. 14 Stompy Jones - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:53)
  15. 15 Muskrat Ramble - Dr. Henry Levine & His Barefoot Dixieland Philharm (2:50)
  16. 16 Coal Black Shine - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:45)
  17. 17 Egyptian Fantasy - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:03)
  18. 18 Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:35)
  19. 19 Slippin' and Slidin' - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:53)
  20. 20 The Sheik of Araby - Sidney Bechet's One Man Band (2:11)
  21. 21 Blues of Bechet - Sidney Bechet's One Man Band (1:54)
  22. 22 Swing Parade - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:22)
  23. 23 I Know That You Know - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:29)
  24. 24 When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:02)
Disc 6
  1. 1 I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jelly Roll - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:15)
  2. 2 I'm Coming Virginia - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:40)
  3. 3 Limehouse Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:37)
  4. 4 Georgia Cabin - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:00)
  5. 5 Texas Moaner Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:00)
  6. 6 Strange Fruit - Sidney Bechet Trio (2:32)
  7. 7 You're the Limit - Sidney Bechet Trio (3:13)
  8. 8 Rip Up the Joint - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:19)
  9. 9 Suey - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:29)
  10. 10 Blues In the Air - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:44)
  11. 11 The Mooche - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:06)
  12. 12 Laughin' In Rhythm - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:04)
  13. 13 Twelfth Street Rag - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:00)
  14. 14 Mood Indigo - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:13)
  15. 15 Rose Room - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:36)
  16. 16 Oh, Lady Be Good! - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:28)
  17. 17 What is This Thing Called Love - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:31)
  18. 18 After You've Gone - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:52)
  19. 19 V-Disc Blues: Bugle Call Rag/Ole Miss - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:52)
  20. 20 Medley of Parodies: Dear Mom/Tangerine/Nagasaki - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (5:37)
  21. 21 Bechet Parades the Blues (St. Louis Blues) - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:15)
  22. 22 St. Louis Blues - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:49)
  23. 23 Jazz Me Blues - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:17)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Blue Horizon - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:28)
  2. 2 Muskrat Ramble - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:42)
  3. 3 Walking and Talking To Myself - Clifton Jackson & His Village Cats (3:53)
  4. 4 Quiet Please - Clifton Jackson & His Village Cats (3:55)
  5. 5 Cliff's Boogie Woogie - Clifton Jackson & His Village Cats (4:15)
  6. 6 Jeepers Creepers - Clifton Jackson & His Village Cats (4:24)
  7. 7 High Society - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:38)
  8. 8 Salty Dog - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (4:04)
  9. 9 Weary Blues - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (4:21)
  10. 10 Jackass Blues - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (4:46)
  11. 11 Milenberg Joys (4:20)
  12. 12 Lord, Let Me In the Lifeboat (3:35)
  13. 13 Days Beyond Recall (4:51)
  14. 14 Porto Rico (3:11)
  15. 15 Up In Sidney's Flat (4:23)
  16. 16 House Party - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:41)
  17. 17 Perdido Street Stomp - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:24)
  18. 18 Revolutionary Blues, Pt. 1 - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (3:17)
  19. 19 Revolutionary Blues, Pt. 2 - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:38)
  20. 20 Blood On the Moon - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:27)
  21. 21 Levee Blues - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:58)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Layin' My Rules In Blues - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:39)
  2. 2 Bad, Bad Baby Blues - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:58)
  3. 3 Saw Mill Man Blues - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (3:03)
  4. 4 Minor Swoon - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (3:00)
  5. 5 The Sheik of Araby - Mezzrow-Bechet Septet (2:59)
  6. 6 Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:56)
  7. 7 Ole Miss - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:02)
  8. 8 Bowin' the Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:49)
  9. 9 Jelly Roll - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:34)
  10. 10 Perdido Street Stomp - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:55)
  11. 11 Old School - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:30)
  12. 12 Gone Away Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:45)
  13. 13 De Luxe Stomp - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:30)
  14. 14 Out of the Gallion - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:33)
  15. 15 Save It Pretty Mama - Art Hodes's Hot Five (3:10)
  16. 16 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Art Hodes's Hot Five (3:08)
  17. 17 Memphis Blues - Art Hodes's Hot Five (2:55)
  18. 18 Shine - Art Hodes's Hot Five (2:57)
  19. 19 St. James Infirmary - Art Hodes's Hot Five (3:20)
  20. 20 Darktown Strutters' Ball - Art Hodes's Hot Five (3:00)
  21. 21 Sister Kate - Joe Sullivan Jazz Quartet (2:40)
  22. 22 Panama - Joe Sullivan Jazz Quartet (2:48)
  23. 23 Got It and Gone - Joe Sullivan Jazz Quartet (2:51)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Quincy Street Stomp (Blame It On the Blues) - Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five (2:58)
  2. 2 Old Stack O'Lee Blues - Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five (4:16)
  3. 3 Bechet's Fantasy - Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five (3:49)
  4. 4 Weary Way Blues - Bechet-Nicholas Blue Five (3:11)
  5. 5 As Long As I Live - Stella Brooks (2:57)
  6. 6 I'm a Little Piece of Leather - Stella Brooks (2:40)
  7. 7 St. Louis Blues - Stella Brooks (3:37)
  8. 8 Jazz Me Blues - Stella Brooks (2:41)
  9. 9 Ballin' the Jack - Stella Brooks (2:13)
  10. 10 I'll Never Be the Same - Stella Brooks (3:10)
  11. 11 Breathless Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:59)
  12. 12 Really the Blues, Pt. 1 - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:08)
  13. 13 Really the Blues, Pt. 2 - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:54)
  14. 14 Evil Gal Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:05)
  15. 15 Fat Mama Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:16)
  16. 16 You Got To Give It To Me - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:48)
  17. 17 Hey Daddy Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:44)
  18. 18 Whoop This Wolf Away From My Door - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:05)
  19. 19 You Can't Do That To Me - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (2:36)
  20. 20 Groovin' the Minor - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:27)
  21. 21 Royal Garden Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers (6:34)
  22. 22 Slow Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers (6:42)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Old Fashioned Love - Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers (5:28)
  2. 2 Fast Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers (6:02)
  3. 3 Bugle Blues (Bugle Call Rag) - Bechet-Mezzrow Feetwarmers (4:48)
  4. 4 Spreadin' Joy - Bob Wilber's Wildcats (3:00)
  5. 5 I Had It But It's All Gone Now - Bob Wilber's Wildcats (3:19)
  6. 6 Polka Dot Stomp - Bob Wilber's Wildcats (2:39)
  7. 7 Kansas City Man Blues - Bob Wilber's Wildcats (2:41)
  8. 8 Buddy Bolden Stomp - Sidney Bechet Quartet (3:08)
  9. 9 My Woman's Blues - Sidney Bechet Quartet (2:56)
  10. 10 The Song of Songs - Sidney Bechet Quartet (3:01)
  11. 11 Just One of Those Things - Sidney Bechet Quartet (3:06)
  12. 12 Love For Sale - Sidney Bechet Quartet (3:20)
  13. 13 Laura - Sidney Bechet Quartet (3:09)
  14. 14 Shake 'Em Up - Sidney Bechet Quartet (2:35)
  15. 15 Where Am I - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:43)
  16. 16 Tommy's Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (5:03)
  17. 17 Chicago Function I (Revolutionary Blues I) - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:14)
  18. 18 Chicago Function Ii (Revolutionary Blues Ii) - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:45)
  19. 19 I Want Some - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:18)
  20. 20 I'm Speaking My Mind - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:09)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Never Will I Forget the Blues - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:23)
  2. 2 The Blues and Freud, Pt. 1 - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:29)
  3. 3 The Blues and Freud, Pt. 2 - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:09)
  4. 4 Kaiser's Last Break (I'm Up) - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:28)
  5. 5 I'm Goin' Away From Here - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:08)
  6. 6 I Got You Some - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:36)
  7. 7 I Must Have My Boogie - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (3:42)
  8. 8 Funky Butt - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:11)
  9. 9 Delta Mood - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:21)
  10. 10 Blues of the Roaring Twenties - Bechet-Mezzrow Quintet (4:01)
  11. 11 Sister Kate - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:05)
  12. 12 Tiger Rag - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:08)
  13. 13 Tin Roof Blues - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:00)
  14. 14 I've Found a New Baby - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:08)
  15. 15 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:09)
  16. 16 When the Saints Go Marching In - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:02)
  17. 17 I Got Rhythm - Sidney Bechet & His Circle Seven (3:01)
  18. 18 September Song - Sidney Bechet & His Circle Seven (2:57)
  19. 19 Who? - Sidney Bechet & His Circle Seven (2:53)
  20. 20 Casbah (Song of the Medina) - Sidney Bechet & His Circle Seven (2:32)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Maryland, My Maryland - Sidney Bechet's Jazz Limited Orchestra (2:33)
  2. 2 Careless Love - Sidney Bechet's Jazz Limited Orchestra (2:48)
  3. 3 Egyptian Fantasy - Sidney Bechet's Jazz Limited Orchestra (2:44)
  4. 4 Basin Street Blues - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:18)
  5. 5 Cake Walking Babies From Home - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (2:35)
  6. 6 Tailgate Ramble - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (2:54)
  7. 7 At the Jazz Band Ball - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:02)
  8. 8 Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:20)
  9. 9 Fidgety Feet - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:00)
  10. 10 I'm Through, Goodbye - Bob Wilber & His Band (2:46)
  11. 11 Love Me With a Feeling - Bob Wilber & His Band (3:19)
  12. 12 Waste No Tears - Bob Wilber & His Band (3:06)
  13. 13 Box Car Shorty - Bob Wilber & His Band (3:09)
  14. 14 The Broken Windmill - Bob Wilber & His Band (3:19)
  15. 15 Without a Home - Bob Wilber & His Band (3:06)
  16. 16 Copenhagen - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (2:50)
  17. 17 China Boy - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:05)
  18. 18 Runnin' Wild - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:07)
  19. 19 Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (2:56)
  20. 20 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (2:54)
  21. 21 Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (2:46)
  22. 22 Jelly Roll Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:46)
  23. 23 At a Georgia Camp Meeting - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:11)
  24. 24 National Emblem March - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:02)
Disc 13
  1. 1 Hindustan - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:06)
  2. 2 I'll Take That New Orleans Music - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:44)
  3. 3 Original Dixieland One-Step - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (4:16)
  4. 4 Avalon - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (4:56)
  5. 5 That's-a-Plenty - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (4:16)
  6. 6 Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (5:43)
  7. 7 Ballin' the Jack - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (3:52)
  8. 8 There'll Be Some Changes Made - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (3:59)
  9. 9 All of Me - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:08)
  10. 10 Ding Dong Daddy - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:30)
  11. 11 Black and Blues - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (3:37)
  12. 12 Shine - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:56)
  13. 13 Rose of the Rio Grande - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:14)
  14. 14 Sweet Georgia Brown - Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen (4:01)
  15. 15 St. Louis Blues - Bob Scobey's Jazzband (4:12)
  16. 16 On the Sunny Side of the Street - Bob Scobey's Jazzband (3:50)
  17. 17 Muskrat Ramble - Bob Scobey's Jazzband (3:13)
  18. 18 Summertime - Bob Scobey's Jazzband (3:29)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Dear Old Southland - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:30)
  2. 2 Fonda Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:19)
  3. 3 What's New?/To You - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:51)
  4. 4 Bugle Call Rag - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:40)
  5. 5 The Sheik of Araby - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:25)
  6. 6 Limehouse Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (1:02)
  7. 7 Pop It - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:54)
  8. 8 Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:42)
  9. 9 Mood Indigo - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (4:42)
  10. 10 Big Wig In the Wigwam - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:11)
  11. 11 At the Log Cabin - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:26)
  12. 12 Sidney's Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (5:04)
  13. 13 Preachin' Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:13)
  14. 14 One O'Clock Jump, Pt. 1 - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:24)
  15. 15 One O'Clock Jump, Pt. 2 - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:46)
  16. 16 St. Louis Blues - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (2:28)
  17. 17 Indian Summer - Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:55)
  18. 18 Blues With Bechet - George Baquet's Swingsters (3:41)
  19. 19 Shake It and Break It - Sidney Bechet & the Chamber Music Society of Lower (3:40)
  20. 20 St. Louis Blues - Sidney Bechet & the Chamber Music Society of Lower (3:17)
  21. 21 The Blues - Sidney Bechet & the Chamber Music Society of Lower (2:32)
  22. 22 Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble - Sidney Bechet & the Chamber Music Society of Lower (1:37)
  23. 23 Dear Old Southland (3:07)
  24. 24 China Boy (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sidney Bechet Primary Artist, Bass, Clarinet, Piano, Drums, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Sarrusophone, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Spoken Word
Sippie Wallace Vocals
Josh White Guitar, Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Danny Barker Guitar
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Earl Hines Piano
Art Hodes Piano
Bunk Johnson Trumpet
James P. Johnson Piano
Jonah Jones Trumpet
Max Kaminsky Trumpet
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Vocals
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Wally Rose Piano
Bob Scobey Trumpet
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Rex Stewart Cornet
Ralph Sutton Piano
Bob Wilber Clarinet
Charlie Shavers Clarinet, Trumpet, Soprano Saxophone
Luis Russell Piano
Danny Alvin Drums
Don Ewell Piano
Clancy Hayes Banjo
Herb Jeffries Vocals
Frankie Newton Trumpet
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Dick Wellstood Piano
George Wettling Drums
Erskine Butterfield Piano
Johnny Glasel Cornet
Buddy Weed Piano
Wild Bill Davison Cornet
Bob Mielke Trombone
Sammy Price Piano
Bubber Miley Cornet
Noble Sissle Leader, Vocals
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Wellman Braud Bass
Walter Page Bass
Tommy Ladnier Trumpet
Bernard Addison Guitar
Gus Aiken Trumpet
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals
Billy Banks Vocals
George Baquet Clarinet
Everett Barksdale Guitar
Tommy Benford Drums
Johnny Blowers Drums
Dave Bowman Piano
Vernon Brown Trombone
George Brunies Trombone
Jack Buck Trombone
Ernie Caceres Baritone Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Buddy Christian Banjo
Kenny Clarke Drums, Vibes
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Douglas Daniels Vocals
Demas Dean Trumpet
Vic Dickenson Trombone, Vocals
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Hank Duncan Piano
Ralph Duquesne Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
J.C. Heard Drums
Arthur Herbert Drums
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Howard Hill Guitar
Ellis Horne Clarinet
Charlie Irvis Trombone
Cliff Jackson Piano
Rudy Jackson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Claude Jones Trombone, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Wilmore Slick Jones Drums
Wilbert Kirk Drums
Don Kirkpatrick Piano
Dick Lammi Bass
Jack Lesberg Bass
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
John Lindsay Bass
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Bill Maxey Vocals
John Mayfield Trombone
Wilson Myers Bass, Vocals
Mezz Mezzrow Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Morris Morand Drums
Teddy Nixon Trombone
Hot Lips Page Trumpet, Vocals
Jerome Pasquall Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Pinckney Piano
Kenneth Roane Trumpet
Gene Sedric Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano
Albert Snaer Trumpet
O'Neill Spencer Drums, Vocals
Eva Taylor Vocals
Henry Turner Bass
Ramón "Moncho" Usera Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Leonard Ware Guitar
Sonny White Piano
Clarence Williams Piano
Ernest Williamson Bass
Leola B. Wilson Vocals
Wilbur De Paris Trombone, Vocals
Wally Gordon Drums
Lem Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Bill Reinhardt Clarinet
Sid Thall Bass
Munn Ware Trombone
Thomas Morris Cornet
George Lugg Trombone
Elmer James Bass
Billy Carter Piano
Charlie Howard Guitar
Johnny Williams Bass
Sandy Williams Trombone
Trixie Smith Vocals
Clarence Williams' Blue Five Accompaniment
Margaret Johnson Vocals
Alfred Evans Clarinet
Henry Goodwin Trumpet, Vocals
Clarence Brereton Trumpet
Harry Brooks Piano
Gil White Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harvey Boone Alto Saxophone
Fred Higuera Drums
Harry Patent Bass
Aaron Thompson Trombone
Chester Burrill Trombone
Don Donaldson Piano
Oscar Madera Violin
Coot Grant Vocals
Clarence Williams' Trio Accompaniment
Sox Wilson Piano, Vocals
Harold Holmes Bass
Nat Levine Drums
Freddie Moore Drums
Billy Burns Trombone
Danny Strong Drums
Charlie Traeger Bass
Warren "Baby" Dodds Drums
Lavaida Carter Vocals
Olin Alderhold Bass
Shorty Williams Drums
Pleasant Joe Vocals
Jimmy Miller Guitar
Stella Brooks Vocals
Mario Janarro Piano
Leo Warney Drums
Kaiser Marshall Drums
Jimmy Jones Bass
Fitz Weston Piano
Stubby Sebastian Bass
Fred Moore Drums, Vocals
The Two Fishmongers Vocals
Richard Fullbright Bass
Henry 'Hot Lips' Levine Trumpet
Edward Coles Bass
Frank Ethridge Banjo
Tony Collucci Guitar
George "Pops" Foster Bass
Kid Wesley Wilson Vocals
Ray Diehl Trombone
Laurence Lucie Guitar
James Tolliver Piano, Alto Saxophone
Jack Carter Drums
Frank Newton Trumpet
Lloyd Philips Piano
Jack Epstein Trombone
Chauncey Haughton Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
The Dukes of Iron Vocals
Rudy Adler Tenor Saxophone
Happy Cauldwell Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kokomo Arnold Composer
Lucille Bogan Composer
Sippie Wallace Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Victor Herbert Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Clarence Carter Composer
Count Basie Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
Ida Cox Composer
Earl Hines Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Al Jolson Composer
Scott Joplin Composer
Russ Morgan Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Kid Ory Composer
Ben Pollack Composer
Willie Smith Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Perry Bradford Composer
Georg Brunis Composer
Bob Haggart Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Wingy Manone Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Zutty Singleton Composer
Charles Davis Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Don Redman Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Slim Gaillard Composer
Noble Sissle Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Jack Pettis Composer
Armand Piron Composer
Kenneth J. Alford Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Sidney Arodin Composer
Lovie Austin Composer
Sidney Bechet Arranger, Composer
Ben Bernie Composer
Barney Bigard Composer
Euday L. Bowman Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Anne Caldwell Composer
George Cates Composer
Saul Chaplin Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Charles L. Cooke Composer
James Cox Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Douglas Daniels Composer
Joe Davis Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Bud Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lil Hardin Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Donald Heywood Composer
Cliff Jackson Composer
Joe Jordan Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Paul Mares Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mezz Mezzrow Composer
Dave Nelson Composer
Hot Lips Page Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leon Roppolo Composer
David Raskin Composer
Leon René Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Ramón "Moncho" Usera Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Wilbur De Paris Composer
Edwin Eugene Bagley Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Milton Mezzrow Composer
Lem Fowler Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Mel Stitzel Composer
Arthur Gibbs Composer
Art Gillham Composer
Ross Gorman Composer
Art Hickman Composer
James Johnson Composer
Trixie Smith Composer
Hociel Thomas Composer
Wesley Wilson Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Pascal Bejean Art Direction
DuBose Heyward Composer
William Maxey Composer
Oliver Wallace Composer
Coot Grant Composer
Fabrice Zammarchi Liner Notes
Maxwell Anderson Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Victor Schertzinger Composer
Walter Melrose Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Phil Boutelje Composer
Philip Braham Composer
Clifford R. Burwell Composer
Grant Clarke Composer
Ford Dabney Composer
Paul Denniker Composer
Douglas Furber Composer
Artie Matthews Composer
Clarence Muse Composer
George Norton Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Abner Silver Composer
Francis Wheeler Composer
Leo Wood Composer
Clarence Lucas Composer
Cecil Mack Composer
Charles R. McCarron Composer
Dave Ringle Composer
Willie Spottswood Composer
Porter Steele Composer
Henry Troy Composer
Sox Wilson Composer
Dick Winfree Composer
Phil Baxter Composer
Byron Bradley Composer
Jerry Brandow Composer
James Henry Burris Composer
Kenneth Case Composer
Ken Casey Composer
Pearl Delaney Composer
Byron Gay Composer
Charles Warfield Composer
Ed West Composer
Bill Smythe Composer
Milton Nelson Composer
E. Nelson Composer
Martin Davies translation
Traditional Composer
George W. Meyer Composer
Harry Williams Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Clarence Johnson Composer
Walter Barnes Composer
Hervé Imbault Art Direction
François Lê Xuân Illustration Research
Joe Primrose Composer
Lewis Allan Composer
Joe Grey Composer
James Austin Butterfield Composer
Fay Barnes Composer
Marco H. Hellman Composer
Chris Smith Composer
W.C. Bauns Composer
Mary Karoley Composer
Kerry Mills Composer
H. Quail Clarke Composer
Lenny Kent Composer
Edward Robinson Composer
Mort Green Composer
Harold Vicars Composer
Harry Smith Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Maurice Vaucaire Composer
Reginald de Koven Composer
William H. Tyers Composer
Bob Carleton Composer
George W. Johnson Composer
Ed Herbert Composer
Harold Weeks Composer
Michael Parish Composer
William Russell Composer
Martha Koenig Composer
Charles McCarron Composer
Seymour B. Simons Composer
James McCaffrey Composer
James Tolliver Composer
Tom Delaney Composer
Harry DeCosta Composer
John Reid Composer
Arthur Swanstone Composer
Lou Chiha Composer
Alger Alexander Composer
Daniel Bechet Cover Photo
Alexander Roe Composer
William Marion Cook Composer
Signor Friscoe Composer
Rousseau Simmons Composer
Maury Harris Composer
Mamie Desdoumes Composer
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