There are several releases by Chet Baker. Some box sets feature 3 Albums Disc One tracks 1-12 (Grey December) and 13-24 (Chet Baker and Strings) Disc Two tracks 25-34 (Sextet) and 35-44 (Introduces Johnny Pace) Disc Three tracks 45-58 (Chet Baker Sings) and 59-64 (Chet Baker Cools Out) Disc Four tracks 65-71 (Playboys) and 72-84 (Embraceable You)
This one features 8 spread over 4 CDS. Alan Kirk has kindly provide me with the album titles and the spaceings so I've adjusted this listing A big Thankyou Alan..
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. was born an early Christmas present for his parents on 23rd December 1929 he died on 13th May 1988). He started out on the Trombone and not only played the trumpet but also the flugelhorn and he was a noted recorded vocalist. Perhaps it was his two stints in the US army where he played in the bands that allowed him to develop his skills?
Chet had a hard life with his Heroin addiction causing him a lot of trouble. Prison terms in Italy- getting deported from Germany (where he had served in the US Army) and Great Britain. Not to mention the beating he took which ruined his embouchure (the position the mouth has to take to play brass instruments) and prevented his being able to play until he had his dentures and mouth fixed.
I've provided the track listing to help you see what's on them.
I also would advise you to go to Amazon USA and read the reviwers reviews there. This series has had a few problems with sound in the past.
A quick read and check there should clear this up.
Disc One tracks 1-12 (Grey December) and 13-24 (Chet Baker and Strings) 1.GREY DECEMBER 2. I WISH I KNEW 3. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME 4. THIS IS ALWAYS 5. HEADLINE 6. ERGO 7. BOCKHANAL 8. A DADDY LINE 9. PRO DEFUNCTUS 10. LITTLE OLD LADY 11. MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU 12. GOODBYE 13. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS 14. I'M THRU WITH LOVE 15. LOVE WALKED IN 16. YOU BETTER GO NOW 17. I MARRIED AN ANGEL 18. LOVE 19. I LOVE YOU 20. WHAT A DIFF'RENCE A DAY MADE 21. WHY SHOULDN'T I? 22. A LITTLE DUET FOR ZOOT AND CHET 23. THE WIND 24. TRICKEYDIDLIER
Disc Two tracks 25-34 (Sextet) and 35-44 (Introduces Johnny Pace) 25. LITTLE MAN, YOU'VE HAD A BAD DAY 26. DOTS GROOVY 27. STELLA BY STARLIGHT 28. TOMMYHAWK 29. I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU 30. THE HALF DOZENS 31. A MINOR BENIGN 32. PONDER 33. TWENTIES LATE 34. X 35. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL 36. CRAZY SHE CALLS ME 37. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT 38. THIS IS ALWAYS 39. WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT 40. WHAT IS THERE TO SAY 41. EVERYTHING I GOT BELONGS TO YOU 42. WE COULD MAKE SUCH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC 43. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING 44. YESTERDAYS
Disc Three tracks 45-58 (Chet Baker Sings) and 59-64 (Chet Baker Cools Out) 45. THAT OLD FEELING 46. IT'S ALWAYS YOU 47. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE 48. MY IDEAL 49. I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE 50. MY BUDDY 51. BUT NOT FOR ME 52. TIME AFTER TIME 53. I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL 54. MY FUNNY VALENTINE 55. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU 56. THE THRILL IS GONE 57. I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY 58. LOOK FOR A SILVER LINING 59. THE ROUTE 60. LUCIUS LOU 61. PAWNEE JUNCTION 62. EXTRA MILD 63. HALEMA 64. JUMPIN' OFF A CLIFF
Disc Four tracks 65-71 (Playboys) and 72-84 (Embraceable You) 65. FOR MINORS ONLY 66. MINOR-YOURS 67. RESONANT EMOTIONS 68. TYNAN TYME 69. PICTURE OF HEALTH 70. FOR MILES AND MILES 71. C.T.A 72. THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY 73. LITTLE GIRL BLUE (INSTRUMENTAL) 74. EMBRACEABLE YOU 75. THEY ALL LAUGHED 76. THERE'S A LULL IN MY LIFE 77. WHAT IS THERE TO SAY 78. WHILE MY LADY SLEEPS 79. FORGETFUL 80. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON 81. COME RAIN OR COME SHINE 82. ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET 83. LITTLE GIRL BLUE (VOCAL) 84. TRAV'LIN LIGHT