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CD / Product Number: URCD017

This 4 CD collection features A Portrait of Johnny Dodds – King of the Blues Clarinet, A Portrait of Sidney Bechet in Paris 1937-1952, A Portrait of Louis Jordan - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues and A Portrait of George Lewis from Burgundy Street to Berlin.


Disc 1: URCD225 A Portrait of Johnny Dodds - King of the Blues Clarinet

Tracks 1-2 King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Track 3 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five
Tracks 4-5 New Orleans Wanderers
Track 6 Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals
track 7 King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators
Track 8 Dixieland Jug Blowers
Tracks 9-10 Jimmy Bertrand's washboard Wizards
Track 11 The Johny Dodds Trio
Track 12-13 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven
Track 14-15 Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers
Tracks 16-17 Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Wizards
Track 18 Blind Blake
Track 19 Johnny Dodds' Washboard Band
Track 20 Johnny Dodds' Orchestra/Hot Six
Track 21 Johnny Dodds Trio
Track 22 Sippie Wallace
Track 23 Paramount Pickers
Track 24-25 Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys
Tracks 26-27 Johnny Dodds and his Orchestra

1: Mandy Lee Blues
2: Dipper Mouth Blues
3: Lonesome Blues
4: Perdido Street Blues
5: Gate Mouth
6: Stock Yards Strut
7: Someday, Sweetheart
8: House Rent Rag
9: I'm Goin' Huntin'
10: If You Want To Be My Sugar Papa
11: Oh! Lizzie (A Lover's Lament)
12: Willie The Weeper
13: Wild Man Blues
14: Joe Turner Blues
15: When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo
16: My Baby
17: Oriental Man
18: Southbound Rag
19: Bull Fiddle Blues
20: Too Tight
21: Indigo Stomp
22: I'm A Mighty Tight Woman
23: Steal Away
24: 29th And Dearborn
25: Blues Galore
26: Red Onion Blues
27: Gravier Street Blues

Disc 2: URCD195 A Portrait of SYDNEY BECHET in Paris 1937 and 1952

Track 1 Noble Sissle’s Swingsters New York, April 16th 1937 - Sidney Bechet, clarinet, Jimmy Miller, guitar, Jimmy Jones, bass, Wilbert Kirk, drums, Billy Banks, vocal
Tracks 2-9 Sidney Bechet and his Feetwarmers Paris, November 5th 1949 - Sidney Bechet, soprano sax, Eddie Bernard, piano, Pierre Michelot, bass, Kenny Clarke, drums
Tracks 10-24 Sidney Bechet Trio Paris, October 7th, 1952 - Sidney Bechet, soprano sax, Lil Armstrong, piano, vocal, Zutty Singleton, drums

1: Characteristic Blues
2: Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
3: It Had To Be You
4: Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
5: I’m Goin’ Way Down home
6: Please Don’t Talk about Me When I’m Gone
7: After You’ve Gone
8: Ooh Boogie
9: Margie
10: Milenberg Joys
11: Limehouse Blues
12: Blue Room
13: Blue Room alternative take
14: Rockin’ Chair
15: Rockin’ Chair alternative take
16: Big Butter and Egg Man
17: My Melancholy Baby
18: My Melancholy Baby alternative take
19: I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
20: Black Bottom
21: Baby’s Prayer
22: Baby’s Prayer alternative take
23: Lazy River
24: Stars Fell on Alabama - Lazy River

Disc 3: URCD238 A Portrait of LOUIS JORDAN - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues

1. Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
2. Clarence Williams and his Orchestra
3. Chick Webb and his Orchestra
4. Rodney Sturgis with Louis Jordan's Elkas Rendevous Band
5-26 Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
1: Let The Good Times Roll
2: I Can't Dance, I Got Ants in my Pants
3: Rusty Hinge
4: Toodle-Loo On Down
5: Keep A-Knockin'
6: You Run Your Mouth and I'll Run My Business
7: Never Let Your Left Hand Know What Your Right Hand's Doing
8: A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird
9: I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
10: Five Guys Named Moe
11: It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
12: Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - featuring Bing Crosby
13: Your Socks Don't Match
14: Caldonia Boogie
15: Beware
16: Choo Choo Ch-Boogie
17: Ain't That Just Like A Woman?
18: That Chick's Too Young To Fly
19: Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
20: Jack You're Dead
21: Friendship
22: Open The Door, Richard
23: Cole Slaw
24: Saturday Night Fish Fry - featuring Ella Fitzgerald
25: Baby, It's Cold Outside - featuring Louis Armstrong
26: I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You

Disc 4: URCD197 A Portrait of GEORGE LEWIS - From Burgundy Street to Berlin

Tracks 1-2 BUNK JOHNSONS SUPERIOR JAZZ BAND - 11th June 1942
Bunk Johnson, trumpet, Jim Robinson, trombone, George Lewis, clarinet, Walter Decou, piano, Lawrence Marrero, banjo, Austin Young, string bass, Earnest Rogers, drums
As above except Albert Warner trombone, Chester Zardis string bass and Edgar Mosely drums
Tracks 5-8 BUNK JOHNSON'S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - 17th February 1945
As tracks 3-4 except Abbie Williams drums
Tracks 9-12 GEORGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS MUSIC - 5th June 1950
Elmer Talbert trumpet, George Lewis Clarinet, Alton Purnell piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Jow Watkins drums
Tracks 13-15 GOERGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - 14th December 1952
Percy Humphrey trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Alton Purnell piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Joe Watkins drums
Tracks 16-21 GEORGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Germany 1959
Avery 'Kid' Howard trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Joe Rob piano, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Joe Watkins drums
Track 22 KEN COLYER JAZZMEN - 22nd March 1959
Ken Colyer trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Mac Duncan trombone, Johnny Bastable banjo, Ron Ward bass, Ray Foxley piano, Ron Ward string bass, Colin Bowden drums

1: Yes Lord, Im Crippled
2: Weary Blues
3: Thriller Rag
4: Sobbin Blues
5: Tiger Rag
6: Weary Blues
7: Pallet On The Floor
8: Careless Love
9: Willie The Weeper take 1
10: Mama Dont Allow
11: Yuka Hula Hickey Dula
12: Burgundy Street Blues take 1
13: Georgia Camp Meeting
14: Chimes Blues
15: Burgundy Street Blues take 2
16: Blues
17: Walking With The King
18: Burgundy Street Blues take 3
19: Mahogany Hall Stomp
20: Running Wild
21: Yellow Dog Blues
22: Willie The Weeper take 2