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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...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1993
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645245423
  • Catalog Number: 52454


Disc 1
  1. 1 The When the Moon Shines on the Moonshine - Bert Williams (3:04)
  2. 2 I'm a Little Blackbird (Looking for a Bluebird) - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:20)
  3. 3 Dinah - Ethel Waters (3:14)
  4. 4 I Ain't Scared of You - Butterbeans & Susie (2:53)
  5. 5 Camp Meeting Day - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra (2:59)
  6. 6 Memories of You (3:12)
  7. 7 Aux Iles Hawaii - Josephine Baker (2:43)
  8. 8 Oh, Lady Be Good - Buck and Bubbles (3:27)
  9. 9 Go Harlem - Jimmy Johnson (3:32)
  10. 10 How'm I Doin'? (Hey, Hey!) - The Connie's Inn Orchestra (3:11)
  11. 11 A Shine on Your Shoes/Louisiana Hayride - Monette Moore (3:13)
  12. 12 The Man from Harlem - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (3:08)
  13. 13 Old Yazoo - Washboard Rhythm Kings (2:56)
  14. 14 You Gave Me Everything But Love - Adelaide Hall (3:11)
  15. 15 Doin' the New Low Down - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (2:33)
  16. 16 Baby, Ain't You Satisfied - Dicky Wells' Shim Shammers (3:25)
  17. 17 Rosetta - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (3:10)
  18. 18 Jungle Fever - The Mills Brothers (3:06)
  19. 19 Miss Otis Regrets - The Four Blackbirds (3:04)
  20. 20 Margie - Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra (3:12)
  21. 21 Catch On - Blanche Calloway (2:35)
  22. 22 A High Hat, a Piccolo and a Cane - Putney Dandridge (2:30)
  23. 23 It Was a Sad Night in Harlem - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:05)
  24. 24 Keep a Twinkle in Your Eye - The Nicholas Brothers (2:57)
  25. 25 When Lights Are Low - Elisabeth Welch (2:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) - John Kirby & His Orchestra (3:01)
  2. 2 The Flat Foot Floogie - Slim & Slam (2:31)
  3. 3 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (3:05)
  4. 4 Don't Worry 'bout Me - Count Basie Orchestra (2:48)
  5. 5 Baby, Look at You - Pete Johnson & His Boogie Woogie Boys (3:02)
  6. 6 Body and Soul - Billie Holiday (3:00)
  7. 7 How Long Blues (3:04)
  8. 8 If I Had a Ribbon Bow - Maxine Sullivan (3:09)
  9. 9 Waiting for Jane - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (2:52)
  10. 10 Prisoner of Love - Lena Horne (3:23)
  11. 11 Saturday Night Fish Fry - Moms Mabley (2:54)
  12. 12 Nat Meets June - The Metronome All-Stars (3:38)
  13. 13 Ain't Misbehavin' - Sarah Vaughan (3:02)
  14. 14 What Kind of Fool Am I? - Sammy Davis Jr. (3:20)
  15. 15 A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Chick Webb (2:23)
  16. 16 Hey! Bartender, Give That Man a Drink - Red Saunders & His Orchestra (2:26)
  17. 17 Today I Sing the Blues - Aretha Franklin (2:47)
  18. 18 Trying - LaVern Baker (2:37)
  19. 19 Please Come Home for Christmas - Charles Brown (2:52)
  20. 20 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (1:20)
  21. 21 Try Me - James Brown (2:36)
  22. 22 For the Love of Money - The O'Jays (3:46)
  23. 23 Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers (3:09)
  24. 24 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye (4:07)
  25. 25 Dance to the Music - Sly & The Family Stone (3:00)
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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
The 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
The 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 "Sweets" 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
Pete 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
The Metronome All-Stars Track Performer
Don Redman Leader, Alto Saxophone, Performing Ensemble
Slim & Slam Track Performer
Elisabeth Welch Vocals, Track Performer
The O'Jays Vocals, Track Performer
Earl Baker Guitar
Larry Graham Bass
Chris Jasper Piano, Tambourine, Moog Synthesizer
The 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 Sr. 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
Al 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 Jr. 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
The 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
Les 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
Al 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
Al Norris Guitar
George Orendorff Trumpet
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Benny Payne Piano
Beverly Peer Bass
Ward Pinkett Trumpet
Lloyd Pinckney Piano
The 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
De 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 Sr. 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 Sr. Bass
Bobby Stark Trumpet
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Bass Saxophone
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Vocals, Track Performer
Noble Sissle & His Orchestra Track Performer
The 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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