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An Anthology of Big Band Swing (1930-1955)


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Rockin' in Rhythm - Duke Ellington
    2. House of David Blues, The - Fletcher Henderson
    3. Saratoga Drag - Luis Russell
    4. Savage Rhythm - Mills Blue Rhythm Band
    5. Chant of the Weed - Don Redman
    6. St. Louis Blues - The Dorsey Brothers
    7. Rock and Rye - Earl Hines
    8. Down South Camp Meeting - Fletcher Henderson
    9. Avalon - Jimmie Lunceford
    10. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree - Claude Hopkins
    11. Darktown Strutter's Ball, The - Tiny Bradshaw
    12. Polka Dot Rag - Noble Sissle
    13. Stompin' at the Savoy - Isham Jones
    14. Peg O' My Heart - Glenn Miller
    15. One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie
    16. Casa Loma Stomp - Casa Loma Orchestra
    17. South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby
    18. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) - Chick Webb
    19. Dunkin' a Doughnut - Andy Kirk
    20. You Rascal, You - Louis Armstrong
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Panassie Stomp - Count Basie
    2. Transcontinental - Spud Murphy
    3. Jamaica Jam - Teddy Powell
    4. Okay For Baby - Benny Carter
    5. Blues in the Groove - Jan Savitt
    6. Murderistic - Jimmy Dorsey
    7. Swingmatism - Jay McShann
    8. Savoy - Lucky Millinder
    9. Blue River - Jack Teagarden
    10. Chicago - Muggsy Spanier
    11. Fish Market - Roy Eldridge
    12. Gambler's Blues - Stan Kenton
    13. I've Got You Under My Skin - Woody Herman
    14. Skyliner - Charlie Barnet
    15. Million Dollar Smile - Lionel Hampton
    16. Midriff - Duke Ellington
    17. Bear Mash Blues - Erskine Hawkins
    18. Continental, The - Artie Shaw
    19. Blue Room, The - Tommy Dorsey
    20. One O'Clock Jump - Benny Goodman
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 629

  • Credits
    ProducerOrrin Keepnews (Reissue)
    Engineer

    Recorded between 1930 and 1955. Includes liner notes by Loren Schoenberg.
    AN ANTHOLOGY OF BIG BAND SWING contains 40 tracks on 2 CDs and includes a booklet with historical text and archival photos.
    This two-CD set is an unusually successful sampler. Although there are a few hits among the 40 selections, many obscurities are also included, and not all of the big bands represented are major names, such as Tiny Bradshaw, Noble Sissle, Spud Murphy, Teddy Powell and Jan Savitt. The emphasis is very much on jazz, and this worthy reissue is overflowing with forgotten classics. The music is programmed in chronological order, so one can experience the evolution of big bands from Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell to postwar recordings from Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (12/3/93, p.78) - "...These two CDs demonstrate the full stylistic range of the music..." - Rating: B+
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