The Finest Vintage Jazz

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All Music Guide - Campbell
ASV Living Era's Finest Vintage Jazz collects 49 original recordings of the genre from the '30s and '40s including "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo'" Louis Armstrong, "Honeysuckle Rose" Fats Waller, "Jumpin' at the Woodside" Count Basie, "Black Bottom Stomp" Jelly Roll Morton, and "Ring Dem Bells" Lionel Hampton. This set is not a definitive overview, but an entertaining sampler for the novice.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
ASV Living Era's Finest Vintage Jazz collects 49 original recordings of the genre from the '30s and '40s including "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo'" Louis Armstrong, "Honeysuckle Rose" Fats Waller, "Jumpin' at the Woodside" Count Basie, "Black Bottom Stomp" Jelly Roll Morton, and "Ring Dem Bells" Lionel Hampton. This set is not a definitive overview, but an entertaining sampler for the novice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2004
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625028027
  • Catalog Number: 280


Disc 1
  1. 1 Livery Stable Blues - Original Dixieland Jazz Band (3:10)
  2. 2 St. Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong (3:15)
  3. 3 Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) - Bix Beiderbecke (3:03)
  4. 4 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Duke Ellington & His Kentucky Club Orchestra (3:09)
  5. 5 Creole Love Call - Duke Ellington (3:21)
  6. 6 Feelin' No Pain - Red Nichols (2:58)
  7. 7 Savoy Blues - Louis Armstrong (3:30)
  8. 8 A Handful of Riffs - Eddie Lang (3:11)
  9. 9 Symphony in Riffs - Benny Carter & His Orchestra (3:06)
  10. 10 Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller (2:40)
  11. 11 I Got Rhythm - Hot Club of France Quintet (2:58)
  12. 12 Honky Tonk Train Blues (2:55)
  13. 13 Walkin' and Swingin' - Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy (2:59)
  14. 14 Sing Me a Swing Song - Chick Webb (2:39)
  15. 15 Marie (3:21)
  16. 16 Crazy Rhythm - Coleman Hawkins (3:03)
  17. 17 Runnin' Wild - Benny Goodman Quartet (2:40)
  18. 18 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:12)
  19. 19 Roll 'Em - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:14)
  20. 20 Easy Living - Billie Holiday (3:05)
  21. 21 Jumpin' at the Woodside - Count Basie Orchestra (3:10)
  22. 22 The Big Noise from Winnetka - Bob Crosby (2:50)
  23. 23 Relaxin' at the Touro - Muggsy Spanier's Ragtime Band (3:18)
  24. 24 Blues in Thirds - Sidney Bechet (2:59)
  25. 25 When It's Sleepy Time Down South - Louis Armstrong (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Five (3:08)
  2. 2 Dippermouth Blues - King Oliver (2:21)
  3. 3 Careless Love - Louis Armstrong (3:31)
  4. 4 Black Bottom Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton (3:13)
  5. 5 Stringin' the Blues - Joe Venuti (2:37)
  6. 6 That's No Bargain - Red Nichols (2:44)
  7. 7 I'm Coming Virginia - Bix Beiderbecke (3:12)
  8. 8 Black and Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington (3:28)
  9. 9 West End Blues - Louis Armstrong (3:20)
  10. 10 My Monday Date - Jimmie Noone (3:01)
  11. 11 Miss Hannah - Don Redman (3:02)
  12. 12 You Rascal You - Fats Waller (3:13)
  13. 13 King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:09)
  14. 14 Netcha's Dream - Coleman Hawkins (2:40)
  15. 15 My Blue Heaven - Jimmie Lunceford (3:15)
  16. 16 Boogie Woogie Stomp (3:01)
  17. 17 Christopher Columbus - Fletcher Henderson (3:03)
  18. 18 This Year's Kisses - Billie Holiday (3:10)
  19. 19 Gone With the Wind - Art Tatum (2:53)
  20. 20 Ring Dem Bells - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (3:25)
  21. 21 Honeysuckle Rose - Hot Club of France Quintet (2:56)
  22. 22 Texas Shuffle - Count Basie Orchestra (3:09)
  23. 23 Four or Five Times - Bechet-Spanier Big Four (4:03)
  24. 24 Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Bessie Smith Vocals
Albert Ammons Piano
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Count Basie Piano
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Al Casey Guitar
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Bill Coleman Trumpet
Sidney DeParis Trumpet
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Stéphane Grappelli Piano, Violin
Freddie Green Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vocals, Vibes
Earl Hines Piano
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
John Kirby Double Bass
Gene Krupa Drums
Jelly Roll Morton Piano
King Oliver Cornet
Kid Ory Trombone
Django Reinhardt Guitar
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Willie Smith Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Joe Venuti Violin
Fats Waller Piano, Vocals
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Red Nichols Trumpet, Cornet
Luis Russell Piano
Jabbo Smith Trumpet
Lester Young Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bauduc Drums
Georg Brunis Trombone
Joe Bushkin Piano
Eddie Edwards Trombone
Ziggy Elman Trumpet
Bob Haggart Human Whistle, Double Bass
Adelaide Hall Vocals
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Louis Metcalf Trumpet
Miff Mole Trombone
Benny Morton Trombone
Vido Musso Tenor Saxophone
Jimmie Noone Clarinet
Adrian Rollini Bass, Goofus, Bass Saxophone
Edgar Sampson Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Zutty Singleton Drums
Joe Sullivan Piano
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer C-Melody Saxophone
Chick Webb Drums
Frank Froeba Piano
Don Redman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Coleman Hawkins Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
Mary Lou Williams Piano
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Israel Crosby Double Bass
Jimmy Blanton Double Bass
Wellman Braud Double Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Double Bass
Alix Combelle Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Moses Allen Double Bass
Hayes Alvis Double Bass
Fernando Arbello Trombone
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals
Lil Armstrong Piano
Baby Dodds Drums
Red Ballard Trombone
Mario Bauzá Trumpet
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Bix Beiderbecke Cornet
Tommy Benford Drums
Benny Carter Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Double Bass
Vic Berton Drums
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Red Bone Trombone
Russell Bowles Trombone
Dalbert Bright Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Ted Brinson Guitar
Nick Caiazza Tenor Saxophone
Wayman Carver Flute, Alto Saxophone
Scoops Carey Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Earl Caruthers Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Don Carter Drums
Bob Casey Double Bass
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Roger Chaput Guitar
Pete Clark Saxophone
Rod Cless Clarinet
Rupert Cole Alto Saxophone
Booker Collins Double Bass
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Elmer Crumbley Trombone
Ed Cuffee Trombone
Bob Cusmano Trumpet
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Bill Dillard Trumpet
Ted Donnelly Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Duke Ellington Piano
Eddie Durham Trombone
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Andre Ekyan Alto Saxophone
Herschel Evans Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Pierre Ferret Guitar
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Carl Frye Alto Saxophone
Joe Garland Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Harry Goodman Trombone, Double Bass
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Dan Grissom Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Fred Guy Banjo, Guitar
John Harrington Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Lennie Hayton Piano, Celeste
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone
Andrew Hilaire Drums
Ernest "Bass" Hill Double Bass
Jimmie Hoskins Drums
Rudy Jackson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Les Jenkins Trombone
Keg Johnson Trombone
Claude Jones Trombone
Dick Jones Piano
Nate Kazebier Trumpet
Guy Kelly Trumpet
Stan King Drums
Manny Klein Trumpet
Jack Lacey Trombone
Nappy Lamare Guitar
Harry Lawson Trumpet
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
John Lindsay Double Bass
Fud Livingston Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
Carmen Mastren Guitar
Ted McCord Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Murray McEachern Trombone
Paul Mertz Piano
Dan Minor Trombone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello Alto Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Al Norris Guitar, Violin
Ike Perkins Guitar
Joe Poston Alto Saxophone
Henry W. Ragas Piano
Bill Rank Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Arthur Rollini Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Rounds Alto Saxophone
Tony Sbarbaro Drums
Hymie Schertzer Alto Saxophone
Arthur Schutt Piano
Bud Scott Banjo, Vocals
Gene Sedric Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Joe "Fox" Smith Trumpet
Jess Stacy Piano
Joe Steele Piano
Nat Story Trombone
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Fred Stulce Alto Saxophone
Ben Thigpen Drums
Juan Tizol Trombone
Gene Traxler Double Bass
John Trueheart Banjo, Guitar
Dick Vance Trumpet
Eugene Vees Guitar
Louis Vola Double Bass
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
George Washington Trombone
Jack Washington Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Webster Trumpet
Jimmy Welch Trumpet
Dicky Wells Trombone
Dave Wilborn Banjo
Edwin Wilcox Piano
Claude "Fiddler" Williams Violin
Elmer "Skippy" Williams Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dick Wilson Tenor Saxophone
Eugene d'Hellemmes Double Bass
Sterling Bose Trumpet
Joe Catalyne Alto Saxophone
Max Farley Alto Saxophone
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Dick McDonough Guitar
Art Karle Tenor Saxophone
Doc Ryker Alto Saxophone
Charlie Green Trombone
Cuba Austin Drums
Bob Lessey Guitar
Glyn Paque Alto Saxophone
Fred Robinson Trombone
Sandy Williams Trombone
Norman Green Trombone
Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy Baritone Saxophone
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Piano
Billy Taylor Sr. Double Bass
Joe Bauer Trumpet
Mancy Carr Banjo
William DePew Alto Saxophone
Eddie Mallory Trumpet
Wim Poppink Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Leo McConville Trumpet
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Joseph Reinhardt Guitar
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Gene Prince Trumpet
Johnny Wells Drums
Jack Bulterman Trumpet
Toon Diepenbroeck Double Bass
Frank Galbraith Trumpet
Kees Kranenburg Drums
George Van Helvoirt Trumpet
Marcel Thielemans Trombone
Earl Thomson Trumpet
Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards Trombone
Paul King Trumpet
John "Buddy" Williams Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Harry Dial's Blusicians Drums
Henry James Trumpet
Nico de Rooy Piano
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone
Minnie Klein Trumpet
Joe Dixon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Johnny Russell Tenor Saxophone
Dick Clark Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Lonnie Johnson Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Albert Ammons Composer
Count Basie Composer
Chu Berry Composer
Bob Crosby Composer
Earl Hines Composer
Eddie Lang Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
King Oliver Composer
Kid Ory Composer
Muggsy Spanier Composer
Joe Venuti Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Red Nichols Composer
Ray Bauduc Composer
Joe Bushkin Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Bob Haggart Composer
Irving Mills Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Don Redman Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Coleman Hawkins Composer
Mary Lou Williams Composer
Bubber Miley Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Will Marion Cook Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Herschel Evans Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Lennie Hayton Arranger
Donald Heywood Composer
Art Koenig Arranger
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Marvin Lee Composer
Meade "Lux" Lewis Composer
Fud Livingston Arranger, Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leon René Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Gil Rodin Composer
Larry Shields Composer
George Whiting Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
John Nesbitt Composer
Arthur Gibbs Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn Composer
Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters Composer
Vic Bellerby Liner Notes
Billy Taylor Sr. Brass Band
Martin Haskell Remastering
Mark Ranshaw Cover Photo, Montage
Joe Young Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Clarence Muse Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Leo Wood Composer
Ray Lopez Composer
Sam Theard Composer
Byron Gay Composer
Alcide "Yellow" Nunez Composer
Joe Grey Composer
Lawrence Buford Brass Band
Marco H. Hellman Composer
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