The Early Years: 1923-1942

This CD is Not Available through

More About This Product

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Jazz Legends
  • UPC: 723724702622
  • Catalog Number: 1019

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Earl Hines Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Billy Eckstine Vocals
Franz Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Jimmie Noone Clarinet
Zutty Singleton Drums
Harry Jackson Alto, Trumpet
Trummy Young Trombone
Hayes Alvis Tuba
Louis Armstrong Trumpet
Wallace Bishop Drums
Lester Boone Alto, Clarinet, Baritone
Lawson Buford Tuba
Edward Burke Trombone
Alvin Burroughs Drums
Scoops Carey Alto
Shirley Clay Cornet
George Dixon Trumpet
Milton Fletcher Trumpet
William Franklin Trombone
Walter Fuller Trumpet
Darnell Howard Alto, Clarinet, Violin
Cecil Irwin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe McLewis Trombone
Jesse Miller Trumpet
Truck Parham Bass
Joe Poston Alto
Claude Roberts Banjo, Guitar
Bud Scott Banjo
Omer Simeon Alto, Clarinet, Baritone
Edward Sims Trumpet
Jimmy Strong Clarinet
Kenneth Stuart Trombone
Louis Taylor Trombone
Toby Turner Alto, Clarinet
Gerald Valentine Trombone
Benny Washington Drums
Leroy Snake White Trumpet
Quinn Wilson Bass
Maurice McConnell Trumpet
Fred Robinson Trombone
Joe Watts Tuba
Mancy Carr Banjo
Hurley Ramey Guitar
Rostelle Reese Trumpet
Johnny Wells Drums
Edward Fant Trombone
Rudolph Taylor Drums
Vance Dixon Alto Clarinet
John Ewing Trombone
Harry Williams Drums
Lois Deppe Vocals
Technical Credits
Billy Eckstine Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Jimmy Mundy Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Gerald Valentine Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Charles Carpenter Composer
Reginald Foresythe Composer
Henri Woode Composer
James Brockman Composer
Louis Dunlap Composer
Abe Olman Composer
William D. Tennant Executive Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously