The Essential Collection

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Whether it is "essential" or not is up to jazz fans to debate, but this budget two-disc Essential Collection of material by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli contains no less than 51 selections and offers brilliant performances by the gypsy jazz duo along with their Hot Club of France band from the 1930s and '40s. Sound quality is fair to good throughout, as it seems most of these cuts were taken from original master tapes and not 78s or acetates. Of course the band covered some stellar material such as "Jeepers Creepers," Irving Berlin's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Georgia on My Mind," and a number of stellar originals such as "Hungaria," the "HCQ Strut," and...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Whether it is "essential" or not is up to jazz fans to debate, but this budget two-disc Essential Collection of material by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli contains no less than 51 selections and offers brilliant performances by the gypsy jazz duo along with their Hot Club of France band from the 1930s and '40s. Sound quality is fair to good throughout, as it seems most of these cuts were taken from original master tapes and not 78s or acetates. Of course the band covered some stellar material such as "Jeepers Creepers," Irving Berlin's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Georgia on My Mind," and a number of stellar originals such as "Hungaria," the "HCQ Strut," and "Stompin' at Decca" among them. For the money, this is a fine collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/2006
  • Label: Avid Records Uk
  • EAN: 5022810185727
  • Catalog Number: 857

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Way Down Upon the Swanee River (3:06)
  2. 2 Blue Drag (2:56)
  3. 3 Swing Guitars (2:28)
  4. 4 Limehouse Blues (2:50)
  5. 5 Oriental Shuffle (2:44)
  6. 6 After You've Gone (3:11)
  7. 7 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (3:28)
  8. 8 Shine (2:58)
  9. 9 Georgia (On My Mind) (3:17)
  10. 10 Exactly Like You (2:32)
  11. 11 Tears (2:40)
  12. 12 Rose Room (2:46)
  13. 13 In a Sentimental Mood (3:09)
  14. 14 Runnin' Wild (2:57)
  15. 15 Solitude (3:12)
  16. 16 Miss Annabelle Lee (2:50)
  17. 17 Liebestraum No 3 (3:22)
  18. 18 The Sheik of Araby (3:08)
  19. 19 When Day Is Done (3:16)
  20. 20 A Little Love, A Little Kiss (3:23)
  21. 21 Hot Lips (3:08)
  22. 22 Body and Soul (3:30)
  23. 23 I'll See You in My Dreams (2:34)
  24. 24 R-Vingt Six (2:30)
  25. 25 Blue Lou (2:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (3:05)
  2. 2 Moonglow (3:03)
  3. 3 Stompin' at Decca (2:35)
  4. 4 It Had to Be You (2:55)
  5. 5 Them There Eyes (3:01)
  6. 6 If I Had You (2:51)
  7. 7 Billets Doux (2:55)
  8. 8 Souvenirs (2:47)
  9. 9 Swing from Paris (2:33)
  10. 10 Three Little Words (2:52)
  11. 11 Night and Day (2:43)
  12. 12 Appel Direct (2:59)
  13. 13 Tornerai (2:34)
  14. 14 The Flat Foot Floogie (2:58)
  15. 15 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (2:33)
  16. 16 Louise (2:39)
  17. 17 Twelfth Year (2:36)
  18. 18 Japanese Sandman (2:38)
  19. 19 Don't Worry 'Bout Me (3:01)
  20. 20 H.C.Q. Strut (3:00)
  21. 21 Hungaria (2:46)
  22. 22 My Melancholy Baby (2:48)
  23. 23 Jeepers Creepers (3:12)
  24. 24 Tea for Two (3:14)
  25. 25 Swing '39 (3:18)
  26. 26 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Django Reinhardt Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Stéphane Grappelli Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Bert Kalmar Composer
Harry Ruby Composer
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Ernie Burnett Composer
George Norton Composer
Doris Tauber Composer
William Tracey Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
Leo Silesu Composer
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