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Hittin' on All Six: A History of Jazz

Hittin' on All Six: A History of Jazz

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Jazz guitar fans should be thrilled by this lavish box set from Proper. Just as they did with they equally impressive survey of jazz drumming (Engine Room: A History of Jazz Drumming From Storyville to 52nd Street), the English label focuses here on one of the less-hailed components of the jazz firmament. Including extensive sessionographies, notes, and


Jazz guitar fans should be thrilled by this lavish box set from Proper. Just as they did with they equally impressive survey of jazz drumming (Engine Room: A History of Jazz Drumming From Storyville to 52nd Street), the English label focuses here on one of the less-hailed components of the jazz firmament. Including extensive sessionographies, notes, and pictures -- all part of the set's handsome 52-page booklet -- Hittin' On All Six follows the evolution of the six-string instrument from early jazz (Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson) up through the bebop era (Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel). In between, of course, there's plenty of treats from French legend Django Reinhardt and such swing giants as Charlie Christian and Eddie Durham. A superb package for half the price of most comparable sets.

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Release Date:
Proper Box Uk


Disc 1

  1. Steppin' on the Blues
  2. Wild Cat
  3. For No Reason at All in C
  4. Doin' Things
  5. Savoy Blues
  6. The Mooche
  7. Have to Change Keys (To Play These Blues)
  8. Guitar Blues
  9. I've Got the World on a String
  10. I'll Be Ready When the Great Day Comes
  11. Summertime
  12. Blues Without Words
  13. Lonesome Moments
  14. Somebody Loves Me
  15. At Sundown
  16. Dick Bernstein Ramble
  17. Heat Wave
  18. Swingin' at That Famous Door
  19. If I Could Be With You
  20. Nagasaki
  21. You're Driving Me Crazy
  22. Finesse (Night Wind)
  23. Nuages
  24. Manoir de Mes Reves
  25. For Sentimental Reasons

Disc 2

  1. Hittin' the Bottle
  2. I Want a Little Girl
  3. Alabamy Home
  4. Blues in Disguise
  5. Topsy
  6. Them There Eyes
  7. Gin, Gin
  8. Floyd's Guitar Blues
  9. Jeepers Creepers
  10. I Got Rhythm
  11. Buck Jumpin'
  12. Esquire Bounce
  13. That's All
  14. Swing '42
  15. Till Tom Special
  16. Wholly Cats
  17. Profoundly Blue
  18. Solo Flight
  19. Waiting for Benny
  20. Swing to Bop
  21. Rockin' With the Rockets
  22. Blue Juice

Disc 3

  1. Reflections
  2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  3. Body and Soul
  4. Lament in Chords
  5. Altitude
  6. The Spinx
  7. Top Hat Bop
  8. Nobody in Mind
  9. Body and Soul
  10. Blue Harlem
  11. Hot in Harlem
  12. Bugle Call Rag
  13. Moten Swing
  14. Willow Weep for Me
  15. Tempo's Boogie
  16. Impromptu Ensemble No. 1
  17. Cajun Love Song
  18. Blood on the Moon
  19. Blues a la Red
  20. Stompin' at the Savoy
  21. Stardust
  22. What Is There to Say?
  23. The Moon Is Low

Disc 4

  1. I Saw Stars
  2. China Boy
  3. Blue Lou
  4. Lover, Come Back to Me
  5. The Grabtown Grapple
  6. Relaxin' at Camarillo
  7. Tight and Gay
  8. A Night in Tunisia
  9. Minuet in Vout
  10. Doctor Keets
  11. Spotlite
  12. Allen's Alley
  13. Blue Serge
  14. Conception
  15. Donna Lee
  16. Lament (Lament for Guitar)
  17. Shirley Steps Out
  18. All the Things You ARe
  19. Swedish Pastry
  20. Subconcious-Lee
  21. Wow
  22. John's Delight
  23. In a Pinch
  24. Extrovert

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Paul   Track Performer
Laurindo Almeida   Track Performer
Danny Barker   Track Performer
George Barnes   Track Performer
Billy Bauer   Track Performer
Casey   Track Performer
Charlie Christian   Track Performer
Eddie Condon   Track Performer
Herb Ellis   Track Performer
Freddie Green   Track Performer
Tiny Grimes   Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Soprano Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Track Performer
Eddie Lang   Guitar
Kid Ory   Trombone
Mary Osborne   Track Performer
Jimmy Raney   Track Performer
Django Reinhardt   Track Performer
Joe Venuti   Violin
Irving Ashby   Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Track Performer
Bill DeArango   Track Performer
Carl Kress   Track Performer
Oscar Moore   Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer   Saxophone
Chuck Wayne   Track Performer
George Van Eps   Track Performer
Slim Gaillard   Track Performer
Johnny St. Cyr   Guitar
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Sonny Greer   Drums
Bernard Addison   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Clarinet
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Bix Beiderbecke   Clarinet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
John Collins   Track Performer
Douglas Daniels   Vocals
Wilbur Daniels   Vocals
Duke Ellington   Piano
Eddie Durham   Track Performer
John Erby   Piano
Bus Etri   Track Performer
Barry Galbraith   Track Performer
Fred Guy   Banjo
Lil Hardin   Piano
Hendrickson   Track Performer
Nappy Lamare   Track Performer
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Piano
Billy Mackel   Track Performer
Carmen Mastren   Track Performer
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Allan Reuss   Track Performer
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Jimmy Shirley   Track Performer
Floyd Smith   Track Performer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Track Performer
John Trueheart   Track Performer
Leonard Ware   Track Performer
Leo Watson   Vocals
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Dick McDonough   Track Performer
Virgil Scroggins   Drums,Vocals
Arv Garrison   Track Performer
Johnny Williams   Bass
Oscar Alemán   Track Performer
Jean Ferret   Track Performer
Baby Cox   Vocals
Remo Palmieri   Track Performer
Efferge Ware   Track Performer
Willman Brand   Bass
Willie Dunn   Guitar
C Melody   Saxophone
Johnny Odds   Clarinet
Jean Ferret Trio   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Charlie Christian   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Eddie Lang   Composer
Bennie Moten   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Joe Venuti   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Hot Lips Page   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Joop Visser   Composer,Producer

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Hittin' on All Six: A History of Jazz 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Good - A lot of music at a great price.Well packaged with an imformative booklet and sessionography. The Bad - Guitar addicts(like me)beware.Most songs contain very little guitar,rhythm only in some cases.Brass and piano playing dominate this set.This is fine on early material,(because that's the way it was),but as the discs move thru the years,the songs could and should have contained more guitar playing as that type of material is available.The title is a bit misleading as the songs come up short in the soloing department.A 3 to 4 minute song usually has less than a 40 second solo.