Topaz Jazz: The Box

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Topaz Jazz--The Box is a five-disc set encompassing the first generations of the form. The collection is broken down into five sub-genres (one each per disc): Legendary Sidemen, Top Soloists, Great Vocalists, Great Bands and Memorable Recordings. Collectors will certainly already have most, if not all, of the material included, but new fans of the music will find an embarrassment of riches herein.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Topaz Jazz--The Box is a five-disc set encompassing the first generations of the form. The collection is broken down into five sub-genres (one each per disc): Legendary Sidemen, Top Soloists, Great Vocalists, Great Bands and Memorable Recordings. Collectors will certainly already have most, if not all, of the material included, but new fans of the music will find an embarrassment of riches herein.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/1995
  • Label: Pearl
  • UPC: 727031103028
  • Catalog Number: 1030

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black Bottom Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton (3:15)
  2. 2 Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven (3:02)
  3. 3 West End Blues (3:03)
  4. 4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (3:25)
  5. 5 Panama (3:17)
  6. 6 After You've Gone (2:55)
  7. 7 Moten Swing - Bennie Moten (3:22)
  8. 8 Symphony in Riffs - Benny Carter & His Orchestra (3:02)
  9. 9 Bubbling Over (2:51)
  10. 10 Down South Camp Meeting (3:00)
  11. 11 Don't Be That Way - Chick Webb (2:34)
  12. 12 Rhythm Is Our Business (3:14)
  13. 13 King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (3:12)
  14. 14 Song of India (3:06)
  15. 15 One O'Clock Jump (3:01)
  16. 16 Begin the Beguine (3:13)
  17. 17 Floyd's Guitar Blues (3:08)
  18. 18 At the Woodchopper's Ball - Woody Herman (3:13)
  19. 19 Chant of the Weed (3:15)
  20. 20 Ko Ko (2:42)
  21. 21 Flying Home - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (3:11)
  22. 22 Sepian Bounce - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (3:12)
  23. 23 Skyliner (3:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) (3:00)
  2. 2 Savoy Blues (3:23)
  3. 3 Swing Out (3:18)
  4. 4 Moonglow (3:40)
  5. 5 Limehouse Blues (2:45)
  6. 6 Vibraphone Blues (3:21)
  7. 7 Heckler's Hop - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra (2:36)
  8. 8 I Can't Get Started (4:50)
  9. 9 Lazy Afternoon - Benny Carter (3:02)
  10. 10 Just a Mood - Teddy Wilson (6:51)
  11. 11 The Rocks - Mary Lou Williams (2:36)
  12. 12 Boy Meets Horn (3:02)
  13. 13 Tea for Two (2:40)
  14. 14 Lester Leaps In - Lester Young (3:22)
  15. 15 Body and Soul (3:04)
  16. 16 Rosetta (3:07)
  17. 17 Cotton Tail (3:11)
  18. 18 Day Dream (3:00)
  19. 19 Solo Flight (2:51)
  20. 20 Swingmatism - Jay McShann & His Orchestra (2:42)
  21. 21 Little John Special (3:08)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Baby Doll - Joe "Fox" Smith (3:02)
  2. 2 Creole Love Call (3:10)
  3. 3 I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (And My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Me) - Ted Lewis (3:06)
  4. 4 St. Louis Blues (4:29)
  5. 5 That's My Home (3:08)
  6. 6 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues (2:45)
  7. 7 Sing Me a Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) (2:33)
  8. 8 Smoke Dreams (3:04)
  9. 9 Good Morning Blues (3:05)
  10. 10 He's Funny That Way (2:42)
  11. 11 Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That Cha Do It) (3:02)
  12. 12 Blame It on My Last Affair (2:46)
  13. 13 Stormy Weather (2:32)
  14. 14 Let's Fly Away - Lee Wiley (2:55)
  15. 15 Piney Brown Blues - Big Joe Turner (3:00)
  16. 16 Sweet Lorraine (2:53)
  17. 17 St. James Infirmary (3:15)
  18. 18 Stormy Monday Blues (3:07)
  19. 19 Knock Me a Kiss (3:00)
  20. 20 Murder, He Says (3:18)
  21. 21 Five Guys Named Moe - Louis Jordan (3:04)
  22. 22 Cherry Red - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (3:05)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Beatin' the Dog - Joe Venuti's Blue Four (2:36)
  2. 2 Black and Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:05)
  3. 3 Shreveport Stomp (3:19)
  4. 4 Pencil Papa (2:50)
  5. 5 Higginbotham Blues - J.C. Higginbotham (2:50)
  6. 6 Just Blues - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra (3:09)
  7. 7 I've Found a New Baby - The New Orleans Feetwarmers (3:14)
  8. 8 Yeah Man! (2:52)
  9. 9 In a Sentimental Mood - Otto Hardwick (3:15)
  10. 10 Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto) (3:07)
  11. 11 Echoes of Harlem (3:15)
  12. 12 Swinging at the Daisy Chain (2:45)
  13. 13 Ja-Da (2:40)
  14. 14 Swingin' the Blues - Count Basie Orchestra (2:45)
  15. 15 Prelude to a Kiss (2:55)
  16. 16 Dickie's Dream (3:14)
  17. 17 Till Tom Special (3:23)
  18. 18 Chloe - John Kirby & His Orchestra (2:46)
  19. 19 A Portrait of Bert Williams - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:08)
  20. 20 April in Paris (3:06)
  21. 21 I Want a Little Girl - Eddie Durham (3:10)
  22. 22 Willow Weep for Me (3:19)
  23. 23 Jonah Joins the Cab - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (2:29)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Steamboat Stomp - Kid Ory (3:11)
  2. 2 Jazz Me Blues - Bix Beiderbecke (3:03)
  3. 3 Apex Blues (3:05)
  4. 4 Toby - Bennie Moten (3:30)
  5. 5 Queer Notions (2:50)
  6. 6 Moods (3:15)
  7. 7 Maple Leaf Rag (2:45)
  8. 8 Nothin' But the Blues (3:16)
  9. 9 Barrelhouse Bessie from Basin Street (2:58)
  10. 10 Boogie Woogie Stomp (3:00)
  11. 11 A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid (3:11)
  12. 12 Organ Grinder's Swing (2:38)
  13. 13 The Mood That I'm In - Billie Holiday (3:04)
  14. 14 Crazy Rhythm (3:01)
  15. 15 I Got Rhythm (2:47)
  16. 16 Shoe Shiner's Drag - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (3:23)
  17. 17 South Rampart Street Parade (2:50)
  18. 18 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (2:57)
  19. 19 Blues in Thirds (2:58)
  20. 20 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (3:18)
  21. 21 Perdido (3:10)
  22. 22 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise - Mel Powell And His Orchestra (2:31)
  23. 23 D.A. Blues (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bessie Smith Track Performer
Bing Crosby Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen Track Performer
Albert Ammons Track Performer
Buster Bailey Track Performer
Mildred Bailey Track Performer
Bunny Berigan Track Performer
Chu Berry Track Performer
Charlie Christian Track Performer
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Eddie Condon Track Performer
Billy Eckstine Track Performer
Harry "Sweets" Edison Track Performer
Roy Eldridge Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie Track Performer
Benny Goodman Track Performer
Stéphane Grappelli Track Performer
Bobby Hackett Track Performer
Lionel Hampton Track Performer
Earl Hines Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Track Performer
Helen Humes Track Performer
Harry James Track Performer
Budd Johnson Track Performer
Jonah Jones Track Performer
Andy Kirk Track Performer
Gene Krupa Track Performer
Eddie Lang Track Performer
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Track Performer
Lucky Millinder Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton Track Performer
Red Norvo Track Performer
King Oliver Track Performer
Kid Ory Track Performer
Django Reinhardt Track Performer
Jimmy Rushing Track Performer
Pee Wee Russell Track Performer
Rex Stewart Track Performer
Art Tatum Track Performer
Jack Teagarden Track Performer
Joe Venuti Track Performer
Fats Waller Track Performer
Ben Webster Track Performer
Lee Wiley Track Performer
Cootie Williams Track Performer
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown Track Performer
Adelaide Hall Track Performer
Benny Morton Track Performer
Adrian Rollini Track Performer
Chick Webb Track Performer
All-Star Orchestra Track Performer
Quintet of the Hot Club of France Track Performer
Russell Procope Track Performer
Mary Lou Williams Track Performer
Anita O'Day Track Performer
Bubber Miley Track Performer
Ivie Anderson Track Performer
Israel Crosby Track Performer
Tommy Ladnier Track Performer
Louis Armstrong Track Performer
Sidney Bechet Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke Track Performer
Tommy Benford Track Performer
Benny Carter Track Performer
Barney Bigard Track Performer
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Nat King Cole Track Performer
Duke Ellington Track Performer, Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson Track Performer
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra Track Performer
Billy Kyle Track Performer
Charlie Parker Track Performer
Omer Simeon Track Performer
Jess Stacy Track Performer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Track Performer
Dicky Wells Track Performer
Gene Gifford Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Track Performer
Benny Goodman & Quartet Track Performer
Bob Crosby & His Orchestra Track Performer
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra Track Performer
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra Track Performer
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra Track Performer
Cootie Williams & His Orchestra Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra Track Performer
Count Basie & the Kansas City Seven Track Performer
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
Earl Hines & His Orchestra Track Performer
Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Track Performer
John Kirby & His Orchestra Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars Track Performer
Red Norvo & His Orchestra Track Performer
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Track Performer
Jay McShann & His Orchestra Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers Track Performer
Luis Russell & His Orchestra Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra Track Performer
The New Orleans Feetwarmers Track Performer
James "Trummy" Young Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Joe Turner Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Henry "Red" Allen Composer
Bob Crosby Composer
Roy Eldridge Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Pete Johnson Composer
Scott Joplin Composer
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
King Oliver Composer
Lester Young Composer
Ray Bauduc Composer
Bob Haggart Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Edgar Sampson Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Milt Gabler Composer
J.C. Higginbotham Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Leon René Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Victor Young Composer
Edgar Battle Composer
Joe Eldridge Composer
Bob Carlton Composer
Richard A. Whiting Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels) Composer
Otis Rene Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Jerome Bresler Composer
Ben Ellison Composer
Larry Wynn Composer
Traditional Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
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