Swinging Big Bands: The Myths

The Swinging Big Bands: The Myths


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Disc 1

  1. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)  - Duke Ellington
  2. Taps Miller  - Count Basie
  3. Four Brothers  - Woody Herman
  4. Intermission Riff  - Stan Kenton
  5. Sid's Delight  - Tadd Dameron
  6. Jeru  - Miles Davis
  7. This Time the Dream's on Me  - Buddy DeFranco
  8. Our Delight  - Dizzy Gillespie
  9. Second Balcony Jump  - Billy Eckstine
  10. Tiny's Blues
  11. Donna Lee  - Claude Thornhill
  12. Over the Rainbow  - Charlie Barnet
  13. Beulah's Sister's Boogie  - Lionel Hampton
  14. Tenderly  -  Brown
  15. Blue Moon  - Georgie Auld
  16. Tonsillectomy  - Boyd Raeburn
  17. Sepian Bounce  - Jay McShann
  18. Grand Terrace Shuffle  - Earl Hines
  19. The Hi De Ho Man  - Cab Calloway
  20. Opus One  - Tommy Dorsey
  21. Blues in the Night, Pt. 2  - Jimmie Lunceford
  22. Serenade in Blue  - Charlie Spivak
  23. Wham (Re Bop Boom Bam)  - Teddy Wilson
  24. I Can't Get Started  - Bunny Berigan
  25. Laura  - Spike Jones

Disc 2

  1. Christopher Columbus  - Fletcher Henderson
  2. King Porter Stomp  - Benny Goodman
  3. Pennsylvania 6-5000  - Glenn Miller
  4. You Made Me Love You  - Harry James
  5. When Dreams Come True
  6. Vultee Special  - Bob Crosby
  7. Moonglow  - Artie Shaw
  8. Trav'lin' Light  - Billie Holiday
  9. Wolverine Blues  - Louis Armstrong
  10. I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues  - Jack Teagarden
  11. Margie  - Don Redman
  12. Close to Five  - Andy Kirk
  13. The Lucky Swing  - Lucky Millinder
  14. Ol' Man River  -  Casa Loma Orchestra
  15. Stompin' at the Savoy  - Chick Webb
  16. Cocktails for Two  - Benny Carter
  17. Riff Time  - Erskine Hawkins
  18. Shine on Harvest Moon  - Jimmy Dorsey
  19. Nagasaki  - Gene Krupa
  20. China Boy  - Teddy Hill
  21. Louisiana Liza
  22. Dear Old Southland  - Noble Sissle
  23. Moten Swing  - Bennie Moten
  24. 'Deed I Do  - Ben Pollack
  25. Sunday  - Jean Goldkette

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Albert Ammons   Piano
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Danny Barker   Guitar
Charlie Barnet   Soprano Saxophone
Paul Bascomb   Tenor Saxophone
Count Basie   Piano
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet,Vocals
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Brown   Clarinet
Cab Calloway   Vocals
Serge Chaloff   Baritone
Teddy Charles   Harp
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Tadd Dameron   Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet
Billy Eckstine   Valve Trombone
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Terry Gibbs   Vibes
Dizzy Gillespie   Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Glen Gray   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Grey   Trombone
Haig   Piano
Lionel Hampton   Piano,Vocals,Vibes
Herbie Harper   Trombone
Erskine Hawkins   Trumpet
Woody Herman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Earl Hines   Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Milt Jackson   Piano
Harry James   Trumpet
Budd Johnson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Stan Kenton   Piano
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Gene Krupa   Drums
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Shelly Manne   Drums
Jay McShann   Piano
Lucky Millinder   Track Performer
Wes Montgomery   Guitar
Bennie Moten   Track Performer
Ben Pollack   Track Performer
Artie Shaw   Track Performer
Charlie Spivak   Track Performer
Jack Teagarden   Track Performer
Claude Thornhill   Track Performer
Paul Whiteman   Track Performer
Teddy Wilson   Track Performer
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Bass
George Handy   Piano
Horace Henderson   Piano
Pee Wee Hunt   Trombone
Chubby Jackson   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jack Jenney   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Lou Levy   Piano
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Hal McIntyre   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick   Alto Saxophone
Boyd Raeburn   Track Performer
Chick Webb   Track Performer
Erskine Butterfield   Piano
John Letman   Trumpet
Zep Meissner   Saxophone
Don Redman   Track Performer
Earl Baker   Guitar,Cornet
Noble Sissle   Track Performer
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Israel Crosby   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Jimmy Miller   Guitar
Aarons   Trumpet
Manny Albam   Baritone
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Ahern   Guitar
Cohn   Tenor Saxophone
Moses Allen   Bass
Sam Allen   Piano
Tracy Allen   Trombone
Tommy Allison   Trumpet
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Andrew Anthony   Alto Saxophone
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet
Georgie Auld   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Abie Baker   Bass
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Billy Barber   Tuba
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Lester Bass   Trombone
Bus Bassey   Tenor Saxophone
Mario Bauzá   Trumpet
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Bill Beason   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Bix Beiderbecke   Cornet
Tex Beneke   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Walter Benson   Trombone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Leroy Berry   Guitar
Harry Betts   Trombone
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Harry Biss   Piano
Lee Blair   Guitar
Kurt Bloom   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Board   Alto Saxophone
Hoyt Bohannon   Trombone
Claude Bowen   Trumpet
Russell Bowles   Trombone
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Bruce Branson   Baritone
Vic Breidis   Piano
Dalbert Bright   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Briglia   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Vernon Brown   Trombone
Roland Bundock   Bass
Russ Burgher   Trumpet
Edward Burke   Trombone
Alvin Burroughs   Drums
Bill Bushey   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Baritone
Blanche Calloway   Track Performer
Scoops Carey   Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ralph Collier   Drums
Booker Collins   Bass
Junior Collins   Flugelhorn
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Leon Comegys   Trombone
Sid Cooper   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums,Vibes
Elmer Crumbley   Trombone
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
Ed Cunningham   Guitar
Mike Datz   Trombone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Tommy Davis   Trumpet
Demas Dean   Trumpet
Vinnie Dean   Alto Saxophone
Gene DiNovi   Piano
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Bill Dillard   Trumpet
George Dixon   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Eddie Durham   Guitar,Trombone
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
Norman Faye   Trumpet
Stan Fishelson   Trumpet
Marty Flax   Baritone
Milton Fletcher   Trumpet
Mickey Folus   Tenor Saxophone
Pops Foster   Bass
Bob Fowler   Trumpet
Panama Francis   Drums
Charles Frazier   Tenor Saxophone
Richard "Dick" Fullbright   Bass
Walter Fuller   Trumpet
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Duke Garrette   Trumpet
George   Trombone
Bob Gioga   Baritone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Harry Goodman   Bass
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Marcellus Green   Trumpet
Charles "Majeed" Greenlee   Trombone
Fred Guy   Guitar
Dick Hafer   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hardy   Trombone
John Harrington   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Vic Harris   Clarinet
Allan Harshman   Viola
Clyde Hart   Piano
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Haywood Henry   Clarinet,Baritone
Boonie Hazel   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums,Vocals
Benny Heller   Guitar
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Hendrickson   Guitar
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Roc Hillman   Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone
Art House   Trumpet
John Howell   Trumpet
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone
George Irish   Tenor Saxophone
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Jacobsen   Bass
George James   Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Gus Johnson   Drums
Keg Johnson   Trombone
Claude Jones   Trombone
Reunald Jones   Trumpet
Milt Kabak   Trombone
Tiny Kahn   Drums
Nate Kazebier   Trumpet
Joe Keyes   Trumpet
Killian   Trumpet
Wilbert Kirk   Drums
Irv Kluger   Drums
Billy Kyle   Piano
Ben Kynard   Baritone
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Allan Langstaff   Trombone
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
Ray Leatherwood   Bass
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Fud Livingston   Tenor Saxophone
John Lynch   Trumpet
Mickey Mangano   Trumpet
Sam Marowitz   Alto Saxophone
Don Mattison   Trombone
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Joe McLewis   Trombone
Willie McWashington   Drums
Paul Mertz   Piano
Earl Miller   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Miller   Tenor Saxophone
Dan Minor   Trombone
Jimmy Mitchelle   Alto Saxophone
Nuncio "Toots" Mondello   Alto Saxophone
Alton Moore   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Alex Beller   Violin,Vocals
Jackie Mills   Drums
Sid Block   Bass
Harris   Cornet
Jimmy Briggs   Saxophone
Claude Lakey   Alto Saxophone
Lerner   Piano
Edward Mihelich   Bass
Bob Merrill   Trumpet
Bernard Anderson   Trumpet
Ray Biondi   Guitar
Don Brassfield   Saxophone
Jack Cathcart   Trumpet
Pat Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Dennis   Bass
Joe Eldridge   Alto Saxophone
Fred Goerner   Cello
Max Herman   Trumpet
Clarence Hutchenrider   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone
Red Ingle   Saxophone
Mel Jenssen   Violin
Dick Kenney   Trombone
Bob Lessey   Guitar
William McLemore   Guitar
Art Miller   Bass
Monty Kelly   Trumpet
Jack Lathrop   Guitar
Skip Layton   Trombone
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Wes Hensel   Trumpet
Bernard Flood   Trumpet
Bob Higgins   Trumpet
Clarence Brereton   Trumpet
Chummy MacGregor   Piano
Ray Lodwig   Trumpet
Sammy Lowe   Truba
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Jack Mootz   Trumpet
Phil Belzer   Trumpet
Jack Blanchette   Guitar
Hayden Causey   Guitar
Fred Culliver   Tenor Saxophone
Jud de Naut   Bass
Tom Dicarlo   Trumpet
Edward Fant   Trombone
Milt Golden   Piano
Tom Gonsoulin   Trumpet
Henry Haupt   Baritone
T. Klages   Vocals
Guy McReynolds   Baritone
B. Bower   Vocals
Frank D'Annolfo   Trombone
Ray Klein   Trombone
E. Lamas   Vocals
Bob Mabane   Tenor Saxophone
Orville Minor   Trumpet
Roger Ellick   Trumpet
Oscar Madera   Vocals
Charles McCamish   Trombone
Russ Montcalm   Trumpet
Carl Biesacker   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Arnold   Tenor Saxophone
Oliver Coleman   Drums
Marie Ellington   Vocals
Bill McMahon   Bass
Herman Crone   Piano
Alvin Campbell   Tenor Saxophone
Alan Jeffreys   Trumpet
Artt Mendelsohn   Alto Saxophone
Chick Dougherty   Trombone
Candy Hall   Bass
Jack Carmen   Trombone
Chauncey Houghton   Alto Saxophone
City Slickers   Vocals
Robert "Sax" Crowder   Tenor Saxophone
Diego Ibarra   Bongos
John Jackson   Alto Saxophone
Leroy Harris   Alto Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Drums
William Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Sonny Lee   Trombone
Stuart Anderson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Charlie Barnet   Director
Count Basie   Composer,Director
Bunny Berigan   Director
Brown   Director
Cab Calloway   Composer,Director
Buck Clayton   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Composer,Director
Miles Davis   Director
Buddy DeFranco   Director
Billy Eckstine   Composer,Director
Jimmy Giuffre   Composer
Glen Gray   Director
Lionel Hampton   Composer,Director
Erskine Hawkins   Director
Woody Herman   Director
Harry James   Director
Budd Johnson   Arranger
Spike Jones   Director
Stan Kenton   Director
Andy Kirk   Director
Gene Krupa   Director
Jimmie Lunceford   Director
Jay McShann   Director
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Teddy Wilson   Composer
Jean Goldkette   Director
George Handy   Arranger
Horace Henderson   Arranger
Chubby Jackson   Director
Hal McKusick   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Tutti Camarata   Arranger
Ned Miller   Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Director
Georgie Auld   Director
Benny Carter   Director
Con Conrad   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Director
Duke Ellington   Director
Bill Finegan   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Director
Jerry Gray   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Teddy Hill   Director
Tiny Kahn   Arranger
Benny Krueger   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Gerald Valentine   Composer
Gene Gifford   Arranger
Buster Harding   Composer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Chester Conn   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
Rupert Wates   Composer
G. Valentine   Composer

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