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Swing! The Ultimate Big Band Album CD

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Product details

  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Jazz
  • ASIN: B0000252TJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  2. A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller / Glenn Miller & his Orchestra
  3. The Sheik of Araby - Fats Waller / Fats Waller / Fats Waller
  4. I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  5. King Porter Stomp - Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra
  6. Linger in My Arms a Little Longer, Baby - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  7. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
  8. I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  9. Take Another Guess - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra / Benny Goodman / Benny Goodman
  10. Robbin's Nest - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  11. Traffic Jam - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra / Artie Shaw
  12. I Didn't Know About You - Lena Horne
  13. I Can't Get Started (From "Ziegfeild Follies of 1936") - Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra
  14. Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines & his Orchestra
  15. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra
  16. Do You Know Why? (From "Love Thy Neighbor") - Frank Sinatra / Tommy Dorsey / Tommy Dorsey
  17. Jazznocracy - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra / Jimmie Lunceford
  18. Day Dream - Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra
  19. I'se A-muggin' - Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra
  20. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

Disc: 2

  1. Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
  2. Don't Be That Way - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
  3. Whoa Babe - Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra
  4. Cheek to Cheek - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  5. I'm Gonna Clap My Hands - Gene Krupa & His Swing Band / Helen Ward / Benny Goodman
  6. Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra
  7. Rockin' in Rhythm - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
  8. Rock And Ride - Harlan Leonard & His Rockets
  9. No Variety Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  10. In the Mood - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / Glenn Miller
  11. Any Old Time - Billie Holiday with Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  12. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
  13. Big John Special - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
  14. Rump Steak Serenade - Fats Waller & His Rhythm And His Orchestra / Fats Waller
  15. Perdido - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
  16. Grand Terrace Shuffle - Earl Hines & his Orchestra
  17. Knock Knock, Who's There? - Fletcher Henderson & his Orchestra / Leon Berry
  18. Rock it for me - Hot Lips Page
  19. Milenberg Joys Parts 1 & 2 - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  20. Frenesi - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra / Artie Shaw
  21. Chattanooga Choo-Choo (From the 20th Century Fox film "Sun Valley Serenade") - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra / Tex Beneke / Paula Kelly & The Modernaires
  22. Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Customer Reviews

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Once again, Amazon can't be bothered to provide track listings for compilation albums. Maybe they're not interested in selling them. Oh well, I can only try to fill the gaps here with the track listings. They are:

TRACKS: CD1: Begin the beguine (Shaw). A string of pearls (Miller). The Sheik of Araby (Waller). I'm getting sentimental over you (Tommy Dorsey). King Porter Stomp (Goodman). Linger in my arms a little longer (Armstrong). Cherokee (Barnet). I got it bad (Ellington). Oh yes take another guess (Fitzgerald/Goodman). Robbin's Nest (Basie). Traffic Jam (Shaw). I didn't know about you (Horne). I can't get started (Berigan). Stormy Monday Blues (Eckstine/Hines). Jazzocracy (Lunceford). Day Dream (Hodges). I'se a muggin (Teagarden). Sing sing sing (Parts 1 & 2) (Goodman).

CD2: Take the A Train (Ellington). Don't be that way (Goodman). Whoa babe (Hampton). I'm gonna clap my hands (Krupa). Minnie the Moocher (Calloway). Rockin' in rhythm (Barnet). Rock and ride (Leonard). No variety blues (Armstrong). In the mood (Miller). Any old time (Holiday/Shaw). Tuxedo Junction (Hawkins). Big John Special (Goodman). Rump Steak Serenade (Waller). Perdido (Hines). Grand Terrace Shuffle (Hines). Knock knock who's there (Henderson). Rock it for me (Hot Lips Page). Milenburg Joys (Parts 1 & 2) (Tommy Dorsey). Chattanooga choo choo (Miller). Frenesi (Shaw). Things ain't what they used to be (Hodges).

Hope that helps someone out here.
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This is a good selection of jazz classics from just before WW2, i.e. 1938 onward.
What did our grandparents or great grandparents dance to before the well known days of rock and roll music?
Answer. Jazz or Swing or BIG BAND music or whatever you may call it.
Some of these are tracks are standards that are even used in adverts today.
This is an excellent album and the music quality is not so bad bearing in mind the technology that they had back then.
The sleeve notes make great reading too.
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i bought this CD for my dad and we both really loved it. i was looking for a set that ranged through just about all the important swing bands of that great pre-war era. this was just perfect. miller is there, of course, but the better lunceford and teagarden outfits are just as prominant. "I'S A MUGGIN'" by the latter being a real favourite. i checked most of the others on offer - this was, in my view, the most comprehensive and, therefore, the best.
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Excellent value. Good range of swing music. Only draw back on my copy the Johnny Hodge track a little fluffed
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By linzau on 16 July 2011
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The recording would appear to have been remastered as the sound quality is very clean.
Good selection and variety of tracks.
Recommended without hesitation.
Excellent value.
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If you want to explore the Jazz Swing era of the Big Bands you can't go far wrong with this collection - and at such a low price too. Sound quality is variable, but only to be expected given the age of these recordings, but there is not one single duffer in the collection. Go buy.
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foot-tapping, soul-food -cheerful tracks from desperate times, guaranteed to make you pull up your socks and stop complaining! Thankyou Amazon -my cheapest and best entertainment every time
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bought this as a gift for a big band fan he liked it so i give it a good review
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