Tribute to Black Entertainers

Tribute to Black Entertainers

     
 

This two-CD set is...programmed loosely (but not exactly) in alphabetical order; the first 41 selections mostly stick to early jazz of the pre-1950 era, with the emphasis on vocalists ranging from comedian Bert Williams and Louis Armstrong to Cab Calloway and See more details below

Overview

This two-CD set is...programmed loosely (but not exactly) in alphabetical order; the first 41 selections mostly stick to early jazz of the pre-1950 era, with the emphasis on vocalists ranging from comedian Bert Williams and Louis Armstrong to Cab Calloway and Sarah Vaughan. The final nine numbers attempt to sum up the past 40 years in Black pop music (jazz is notably absent)...and has performances from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Marvin Gaye. This sampler (which does contain some formerly rare early recordings) is a bit of a hodgepodge...

Product Details

Release Date:
03/02/1993
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645245423
catalogNumber:
52454

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The When the Moon Shines on the Moonshine  - Bert Williams
  2. I'm a Little Blackbird (Looking for a Bluebird)  -  Clarence Williams' Blue Five
  3. Dinah  - Ethel Waters
  4. I Ain't Scared of You  -  Butterbeans & Susie
  5. Camp Meeting Day  -  Noble Sissle & His Orchestra
  6. Memories of You
  7. Aux Iles Hawaii  - Josephine Baker
  8. Oh, Lady Be Good  -  Buck and Bubbles
  9. Go Harlem  - Jimmy Johnson
  10. How'm I Doin'? (Hey, Hey!)  -  Connie's Inn Orchestra
  11. A Shine on Your Shoes/Louisiana Hayride  - Monette Moore
  12. The Man from Harlem  -  Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
  13. Old Yazoo  -  Washboard Rhythm Kings
  14. You Gave Me Everything But Love  - Adelaide Hall
  15. Doin' the New Low Down  - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
  16. Baby, Ain't You Satisfied  -  Dicky Wells' Shim Shammers
  17. Rosetta  -  Earl Hines & His Orchestra
  18. Jungle Fever  -  Mills Brothers
  19. Miss Otis Regrets  -  Four Blackbirds
  20. Margie  -  Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra
  21. Catch On  - Blanche Calloway
  22. A High Hat, a Piccolo and a Cane  - Putney Dandridge
  23. It Was a Sad Night in Harlem  -  Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  24. Keep a Twinkle in Your Eye  -  Nicholas Brothers
  25. When Lights Are Low  - Elisabeth Welch

Disc 2

  1. I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful)  -  John Kirby & His Orchestra
  2. The Flat Foot Floogie  -  Slim & Slam
  3. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)  -  Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
  4. Don't Worry 'bout Me  -  Count Basie Orchestra
  5. Baby, Look at You  -  Pete Johnson & His Boogie Woogie Boys
  6. Body and Soul  - Billie Holiday
  7. How Long Blues
  8. If I Had a Ribbon Bow  - Maxine Sullivan
  9. Waiting for Jane  - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
  10. Prisoner of Love  - Lena Horne
  11. Saturday Night Fish Fry  - Moms Mabley
  12. Nat Meets June  -  Metronome All-Stars
  13. Ain't Misbehavin'  - Sarah Vaughan
  14. What Kind of Fool Am I?  - Sammy Davis
  15. A-Tisket, A-Tasket  - Chick Webb
  16. Hey! Bartender, Give That Man a Drink  -  Red Saunders & His Orchestra
  17. Today I Sing the Blues  - Aretha Franklin
  18. Trying  - LaVern Baker
  19. Please Come Home for Christmas  - Charles Brown
  20. Tutti Frutti  - Little Richard
  21. Try Me  - James Brown
  22. For the Love of Money  -  O'Jays
  23. Summer Breeze  -  Isley Brothers
  24. Sexual Healing  - Marvin Gaye
  25. Dance to the Music  -  Sly & The Family Stone

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Brown   Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Tony Scott   Clarinet
Pearl Bailey   Vocals,Track Performer
Josephine Baker   Vocals,Track Performer
June Christy   Vocals
Mills Brothers   Track Performer
LaVern Baker   Vocals,Track Performer
James Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Vocals,Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Horn,Vocals,Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Vocals,Track Performer
Ernie Isley   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Marimbas
Little Richard   Vocals,Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Count Basie   Piano,Leader,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Ray Bryant   Piano,Leader
Cab Calloway   Leader,Vocals,Track Performer
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Eddie Condon   Guitar
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Drums,Vibes
Eddie Heywood   Piano
Earl Hines   Piano,Leader,Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Claude Hopkins   Piano,Leader,Track Performer
Lena Horne   Vocals,Track Performer
Helen Humes   Vocals
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
James P. Johnson   Piano
Peter Johnson   Piano,Band,Track Performer
Jo Jones   Drums
Spike Jones   Drums
John Kirby   Bass,Leader,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford   Leader,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Bill Perkins   Banjo,Guitar
Specs Powell   Drums
Buddy Rich   Drums
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Willie Smith   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Slam Stewart   Bass,Vocals
Maxine Sullivan   Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Art Tatum   Piano
Fats Waller   Piano
Ethel Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Williams   Vocals,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Leader,Performing Ensemble
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Leader,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Cozy Cole   Drums
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Bob Haggart   Bass
Adelaide Hall   Vocals,Track Performer
Edmond Hall   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Horace Henderson   Piano
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joe Marsala   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Benny Morton   Trombone
Jimmy Mundy   Tenor Saxophone
Sy Oliver   Trumpet
Gene Rodgers   Piano
Edgar Sampson   Alto Saxophone
Pinetop Smith   Trumpet
Joe Thomas   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Chick Webb   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Metronome All-Stars   Track Performer
Don Redman   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Performing Ensemble
Slim & Slam   Track Performer
Elisabeth Welch   Vocals,Track Performer
O'Jays   Vocals,Track Performer
Earl Baker   Guitar
Larry Graham   Bass
MFSB   Band
Chris Jasper   Piano,Tambourine,Moog Synthesizer
Nicholas Brothers   Track Performer
Coleman Hawkins   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Slim Gaillard   Guitar,Vocals
Freddy Gardner   Clarinet
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Freddy Robinson   Trombone
John Mills   Vocals
Butterbeans & Susie   Vocals,Track Performer
Noble Sissle   Violin,Leader,Vocals,Track Performer
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Andy Razaf   Vocals
Trummy Young   Trombone,Vocals
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Charlie Brown   Vocals
Max Abrams   Drums
Bernard Addison   Guitar
Bob Ahern   Guitar
Moses Allen   Bass
Sam Allen   Piano
Ovie Alston   Trumpet
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Fernando Arbello   Trombone
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Lester Armstead   Piano
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Ashton   Saxophone
Abie Baker   Bass
Jesse Baltimore   Drums
Gordon Banks   Horn
Bill Beason   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Alto Saxophone
Bill Benford   Tuba
Benny Carter   Clarinet,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Band
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Clifton Best   Guitar
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Abe Bolar   Bass
Perry Botkin   Guitar
Russell Bowles   Trombone
Roger Boyd   Alto Saxophone
Lou Bring   Piano
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Blanche Calloway   Leader,Vocals,Track Performer
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Earl Caruthers   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Francis J. Carter   Piano
Doc Cheatham   Trumpet
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Pete Clark   Saxophone
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Saxophone
Shirley Clay   Trumpet
Cobb   Trombone
George Cohn   Trumpet
Nat King Cole   Bass,Piano
Rupert Cole   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Walter Conyers   Drums
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Elmer Crumbley   Trombone
Langston Curl   Trumpet
Putney Dandridge   Vocals,Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Pike Davis   Trumpet
Demas Dean   Trumpet
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Bill Dillard   Trumpet
George Dixon   Trumpet
Lawrence Dixon   Guitar
Pompey Dobson   Drums
Eddie Dougherty   Drums
Duke Ellington Orchestra   Piano,Leader,Track Performer
Ralph Duquesne   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
McKinley Easton   Saxophone
Henry Edwards   Tuba
George Elliott   Guitar
George Elrick   Drums
Greg Errico   Drums
Famous Flames   Band
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Harlen Floyd   Trombone
William Franklin   Trombone
Charlie Frazier   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Carl Frye   Alto Saxophone
Harvey Fuqua   Horn
Richard "Dick" Fullbright   Bass
Walter Fuller   Trumpet,Vocals
Larry Gomar   Vibes
Luther Graven   Trombone
Bennie Green   Trombone
Dan Grissom   Alto Saxophone
Fred Guy   Guitar
Richard Haley   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet
Arville Harris   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Warren Harris   Banjo
Clyde Hart   Piano
Haywood Henry   Saxophone
J.C. Heard   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Hite   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Holiday   Banjo,Guitar
Horace Holmes   Cornet
Chauncey Horton   Saxophone
Darnell Howard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Cecil Irwin   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Marvin Isley   Bass
Fletcher Jackson   Bass
Heywood Jackson   Kazoo
McKinley Jackson   Conductor
Rudy Jackson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Pete Jacobs   Drums
Jack Jeffers   Trombone
Maceo Jefferson   Banjo
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Eddie Johnson   Kazoo
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Johnson   Track Performer
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Marvin Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Walter Johnson   Drums
Charles Jones   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Claude Jones   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano,Performing Ensemble
Walter Jones   Guitar
Porter Kilbert   Saxophone
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Billy Kule   Piano
Billy Kyle   Piano
Harlan Lattimore   Vocals
Bill Lee   Bass
Edward Lewis   Trumpet
Sylvester Lewis   Trumpet
Goldie Lucas   Guitar
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Moms Mabley   Vocals,Track Performer
Bingie Madison   Clarinet,Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Martini   Saxophone
Henry Mason   Trumpet
George Matthews   Trombone
Leroy Maxey   Drums
Jack Mayhew   Clarinet
Melodic-Jazz du Casino de Paris   Performing Ensemble
Wilson Myers   Bass
Donald Mills   Vocals
Harry Mills   Vocals
Herbert Mills   Vocals
Dan Minor   Trombone
Alton Moore   Trombone
Monette Moore   Vocals,Track Performer
Morgan   Bass
George Morland   Drums
Wally Morris   Bass
Tony Mottola   Guitar
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Fayard Nicholas   Vocals
Harold Nicholas   Vocals
Fred Norman   Trombone
Norris   Guitar
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Benny Payne   Piano
Beverly Peer   Bass
Ward Pinkett   Trumpet
Lloyd Pinckney   Piano
Plantation Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jimmy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Henry Prince   Piano
Ernest Purce   Alto Saxophone
Talcott Reeves   Banjo
James Reevy   Trombone
Leon René   Voices
Fortunatua P. Richard   Trumpet
James D. Richardson   Bass
John Ricks   Bass
Orlando Roberson   Vocals
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Vocals,Track Performer
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet,Cornet
William Roseman   Violin
Bobby Sands   Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals,Track Performer
Red Saunders   Drums,Leader
Harold Scott   Trumpet
Kermit Scott   Tenor Saxophone
George Scott-Wood   Piano,Leader
George Senior   Bass
Omer Simeon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Fred Skerritt   Alto Saxophone
Cliff Smalls   Piano
Henry "Buster" Smith   Alto Saxophone
Russell Smith   Trumpet
Albert Snaer   Trumpet
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Bob Stark   Trumpet
Freddie Stewart   Guitar
Rosie Stewart   Piano
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Vocals
Edwin Swayzee   Trumpet
Harry Tate   Cornet
Louis Taylor   Trombone
Eva Taylor   Vocals
Walter Thomas   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Eddie Tompkins   Trumpet
Ray Tunia   Piano
Henry Turner   Bass
Ramón "Moncho" Usera   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Van Eps   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Egbert Victor   Piano
Fred Voorhees   Guitar
Carl Wade   Tenor Saxophone
Carroll Waldren   Bass
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Buck Washington   Piano,Vocals
Carl Washington   Piano
Jack Washington   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Leon Washington   Saxophone
Kenny Watts   Piano
Paul Webster   Trumpet
Dicky Wells   Trombone,Track Performer
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Chinch Westbrook   Guitar
Priest Wheeler   Trombone
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Morris White   Banjo
Sonny White   Piano
Edwin Wilcox   Piano
Clarence Williams   Piano,Leader,Vocals,Track Performer
Bert Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Juice Wilson   Violin
Quinn Wilson   Tuba
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Bob Ysaguirre   Bass
Milton Lane   Kazoo
Washboard Rhythm Kings   Track Performer
Harry White   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Andrew Brown   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Earl Hines & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Track Performer
John Kirby & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Red Saunders & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Clarence Williams' Blue Five   Track Performer
Charlie Allen   Trumpet,Vocals
Billy Taylor   Bass
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson   Vocals,Track Performer
Noble Sissle & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Connie's Inn Orchestra   Track Performer
Ted Buckner   Alto Saxophone
John W. Sublett   Vocals
Robert Carroll   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Washington   Banjo,Vocals
Gene Johnson   Alto Saxophone
George W. Dixon   Vocals
Joe King   Trombone
John "Buddy" Bailey   Bass
Henry Jones   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Frank Lo Pinto   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Andy Gibson   Arranger
Benny Morton   Contributor
Sy Oliver   Arranger,Composer
Trummy Young   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Duke Ellington Orchestra   Arranger
Fletcher Henderson   Contributor
Curley Hamner   Composer
Cecil Irwin   Arranger
McKinley Jackson   Arranger
Edmond Mahieux   Composer
Fayard Nicholas   Sound Effects
Harold Nicholas   Sound Effects
Gene Redd   Composer
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson   Sound Effects
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Lou Singer   Arranger
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Harry White   Arranger
Curtis Lewis   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
John W. Sublett   Sound Effects

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