Women of jazz: theme night playlist (Mar 30, 2017)

Hey everyone,

Here’s the playlist from Nirav and me from the first ever music theme night at the 920 Special. The theme – as you know – was women in jazz.

Before I get to the songs, I wanted to add a few thoughts.

Thank you so much – all you dancers that came and supported & encouraged us; as well as all the people that sent suggestions via Facebook and in person. Thanks Nirav – so great partnering with you.

We will definitely have more nights where we focus on women in jazz. There is so much more amazing music we could not play and still want to showcase: Both Nirav and I barely touched the surface of what all we could have played; and had come prepared with many more hours of music than one night. Further, all the research and preparation we did; left us feeling there is so much inspiration to be had from all the amazing women throughout jazz history; just need to look more.

Having said that, yes, there are obviously way fewer instances of women as bandleaders, songwriters and featured instrumentalists over jazz history – it is up to all of us to find out, explore and appreciate those artists and the music as much as we can. This is what we tried to especially focus on – while picking what songs to play.

Enjoy the list – drop us a note that let us know what you thought! What were your favorites?

 

Set 1 (DJed by Dhruv):

Song : Hop Scop Blues
Artist : Lillian Boutté & Her American Band
Album : Live in Tivoli 1992
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, vocalist Lillian Boutte

 
Song : The Darktown Strutters Ball
Artist : Alberta Hunter
Album : Amtrak Blues
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, vocalist Alberta Hunter

 
Song : Mess-a-Stomp
Artist : Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy
Album : The Mary Lou Williams Collection 1927-59
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Song written by Mary Lou Williams, also on piano

 
Song : Betcha Nickel
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald and her Famous Orchestra
Album : Queen Of The Savoy: Early Years, Vol. 2 1937-39
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Ella Fitzgerald as bandleader, vocalist and song written by her (And Chick Webb)

 
Song : I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Artist : Boswell Sisters
Album : The Boswell Sisters Swing!
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Sung by the Boswell Sisters

 
Song : Jazz Me Blues
Artist : Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Album : The B-Sides – New Orleans Compilation
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, reeds Aurora Nealand

 
Song : Froggy Bottom (Take 2)
Artist : Kansas City Band
Album : KC After Dark
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Written by Mary Lou Williams

 
Song : Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Nina Simone With Strings (Remastered 2004)
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, piano and vocals by Nina Simone, song originally made popular by Bessie Smith

 
Song : Oh I’m Evil (Walker)
Artist : Una Mae Carlisle
Album : Una Mae Carlisle: 1938-1941
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, vocals and piano Una Mae Carlisle

 

Set 2 (DJed by Nirav) 

 

Song : I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Billie’s Best
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Billie Holiday

 
Song : Jive at Five
Artist : Mint Julep Jazz Band
Album : Durham on Saturday Night
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Co-bandleader Laura Windley

 
Song : Georgia On My Mind
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : Let Me Off Uptown: The Best of Anita O’Day
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Anita O’Day

 
Song : The Dwindling Light By the Sea
Artist : Mint Julep Jazz Band
Album : That New Old Sound
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Co-bandleader & vocalist Laura Windley

 
Song : Watch the Birdie
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : Let Me Off Uptown: The Best of Anita O’Day
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Anita O’Day

 

Birthday / special occasion /out of towner jam song

Song : Coquette
Artist : Jen Hodge All Stars
Album : Guilty Pleasures
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & bassist Jen Hodge

 
Song : I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
Artist : Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Album : Meet Me In The Morning
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, trombonist, & vocalist Emily Asher

 
Song : Careless Love
Artist : Tuba Skinny
Album : Tuba Skinny
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & cornetist Shaye Cohn, vocalist Erika Lewis

 
Song : Roc City Stomp (Live)
Artist : Gordon Webster
Album : That New Old Sound
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Reeds Aurora Nealand

 
Song : Roll ‘Em
Artist : Bernard Berkhout
Album : Doctor Bernard and His Swing Orchestra
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Writer Mary Lou Williams

 
Song : Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
Album : The Devils’ Music
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & vocalist Naomi Uyama

 

Set 3 (DJed by Dhruv) 

 

Song : Tuxedo Junction
Artist : The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm
Album : The Best Of The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm
Who are we featuring/focusing on : All women band!

 
Song : Garden Party Party
Artist : Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Album : Meet Me in the Morning
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, trombone Emily Asher

 
Song : Lindy Hop
Artist : Lil Armstrong
Album : Perfect Swing
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, piano, vocals Lil Hardin Armstrong

 
Song : That’s How Rhythm Was Born
Artist : The Boswell Sisters
Album : That’s How Rhythm Was Born
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Sung by the Boswell Sisters

 
Song : Baby, You Got What It Takes
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Dinah Washington: The Millenium Collection
Who are we featuring/focusing on : First recorded by Dinah Washington (+Brook Benton)

 
Song : TV Is The Thing This Year
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night, And Good Luck
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist, bandleader Dianne Reeves; original recording by Dinah Washington (Song featured as ‘one of the songs that helped shape Rock’n’Roll)

 
Song : Swing Is The Thing
Artist : Valaida Snow
Album : 1937-1940
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, trumpet, vocals by Valaida Snow (Although she could play cello, bass, banjo, violin, mandolin, harp, accordion, clarinet, trumpet, and saxophone – all at pro levels!)

 
Song : Love me or leave me
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 17
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Piano, vocals, bandleader Nina Simone

 

(Request for a song to Tranky Doo too)
Song : The Dipsy Doodle
Artist : Chick Webb
Album : Stomping At The Savoy
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocals by Ella Fitzgerald

 
Song : Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train
Artist : Mabel Scott
Album : Men Are Like Street Cars – Women Blues Singers 1928 – 1969
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, vocalist Mabel Scott

 
Song : If I Can’t Sell It (I’ll Keep Sittin’ On It)
Artist : Terra Hazelton
Album : Gimme Whatcha Got
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, vocalist Terra Hazelton

 
Song : Riffin’ The Blues
Artist : Lil Hardin Armstrong
Album : 1936-1940 Anthology
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader,piano Lil Hardin Armstrong

 
Song : Drop Me Off In Harlem
Artist : Victrola
Album : Victrola
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Alice Spencer

 
Song : My Blue Heaven
Artist : The Cangelosi Cards
Album : Clinton Street Recordings, I
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Tamar Korn

 

Set 4 (DJed by Nirav)

 

Song : Opus One
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : Let Me Off Uptown: The Best of Anita O’Day
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Anita O’Day

 
Song : When I Get Low I Get High
Artist : Linnzi Zaorski
Album : Hotsy Totsy
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Writer Marion Sunshine, bandleader & vocalist Linnzi Zaorski

 
Song : Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee
Album : Small Groups: 1941-1945
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Lyricist Dorothy Fields, vocalist Peggy Lee

 
Song : Straighten Up And Fly Right
Artist : Company B Jazz Band
Album : Company B Jazz Band
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & bassist Jen Hodge

 
Song : I’m Alone Because I love You
Artist : Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns
Album : Lucky Devil
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & vocalist Meschiya Lake

 

 
Song : In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Mint Julep Jazz Band
Album : Durham on Saturday Night
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Co-bandleader Laura Windley

 
Song : Sugar
Artist : Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
Album : The Devils’ Music
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & vocalist Naomi Uyama

 
Song : Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : Let Me Off Uptown: The Best of Anita O’Day
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Vocalist Anita O’Day

 
Song : Travellin’ All Alone
Artist : Kally Price & The Lazybirds
Album : If You Like Good Cookin’
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader & vocalist Kally Price

 
Song : If I Didn’t Care
Artist : Mint Julep Jazz Band
Album : Durham on Saturday Night
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Co-bandleader & vocalist Laura Windley

 
Song : I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
Album : Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Lyricist Dorothy Fields, bandleader & vocalist Naomi Uyama

 
Song : Exactly Like You
Artist : Mint Julep Jazz Band
Album : Battle Axe
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Co-bandleader & vocalist Laura Windley

 
Song : Moanin’ Low
Artist : Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Album : The LookBack Transmission
Who are we featuring/focusing on : Bandleader, reeds, & vocalist Aurora Nealand

7/28/2016 sets: DJ Nirav

Nirav’s set from July 28 (Sets 2 and 4):

  • Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today) [1938 Version]|Count Basie and His Orchestra|The Best of Early Basie
  • He Ain’t Got Rhythm|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • In a Mellow Tone|Mint Julep Jazz Band|Durham on Saturday Night
  • Slidin’ And Glidin’|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • Simple Sweet Embrace|Jonathan Doyle Quintet|The Fed Hop
  • Boogie Woogie (1937 Version)|Count Basie and His Orchestra|The Best of Early Basie
  • Goin’ out the Back Way|Craig Gildner & The Blue Sky 5|Sittin’ Pretty
  • Rose Room|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • You’re My Dish|Paul Asaro And The Fat Babies|What a Heavenly Dream: The Fats Waller Rhythm Project
  • St. Louis Blues (Take 2)|Benny Goodman and His Orchestra|The Birth of Swing (1935-1936)
  • Woke Up Clipped|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • My Blue Heaven|The Cangelosi Cards|Clinton Street Recordings
  • A Mellow Bit Of Rhythm|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • Jacquet in the Box|Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander|Crazy Rhythm
  • Flying Home|Benny Goodman Sextet|The Essential Benny Goodman (Remastered)
  • I’ve Never Been to New York|Jonathan Doyle Quintet|The Fed Hop
  • Bug In A Rug|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • Don’t You Miss Your Baby?|Count Basie and His Orchestra|The Best of Early Basie
  • Fine And Mellow|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders|Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
  • Exactly Like You|Mint Julep Jazz Band|Battle Axe
  • Christopher Columbus|Benny Goodman and His Orchestra|The Birth of Swing (1935-1936)
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love|Naomi & Her Handsome Devils|Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
  • When You Wore a Tulip|Baby Soda|Jazz Roots Elixir
  • Stardust|The Fat Babies|18th & Racine
  • Blue Horizon|Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses|A Tribute to Sydney Bechet: Live At Preservation Hall, New Orleans

July 21: Nicole and Dhruv

Dhruv did sets 1 and 3. Nicole did sets 2 and 4.

Dhruv’s sets (combined, not in order):

  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off|Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong|Ella And Louis Again
  • Lonely one in this Town|Leigh Barker & The New Sheiks|The Sales Tax
  • Fly Me To the Moon|Gunhild Carling|Fly Me To the Moon
  • The Gal From Joe’s|Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra|AP3197 MERCURY -8979
  • Solid As A Rock (Hilliard-Mann)|Count Basie (piano) et son orchestre|Count Basie Et Son Orchestre 1950-1951
  • Savoy Blip|Jonathan Stout & his Campus Five|Crazy Rhythm
  • Everything is Jumpin’ (Remastered – 2000)|Artie Shaw And His Orchestra|Jazz Moods – Hot
  • The Song Is Ended|The Boilermaker Jazz Band|Give Me Your Telephone Number
  • When I Take My Sugar To Tea|Boilermaker Jazz Band|Jump For Joy
  • Good Rockin’ Tonight|Jimmy Witherspoon|Jazz Me Blues: The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon
  • It’s Tight Like That|Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra|Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra
  • Let’s Get Drunk And Truck|Harlem Hamfats|Let’s Get Drunk And Truck
  • All That Meat And No Potatos|Fats Waller|The Best Of The War Years
  • Baby Can Dance|Carsie Blanton|Buoy
  • Tutti Frutti|Slim Gaillard|An Introduction to Slim Gaillard: His Best Re
  • Ridin’ on the L&N|Hal’s Angels|And The Angels Swing
  • Buckin’ the Dice (Live)|Gordon Webster|Live At Boston Swing Central
  • Night Train (Live)|Gordon Webster|Live in Rochester
  • 13 Step Boogie|Martin Sexton|In the Journey
  • Sheik Of Araby|Kid Ory|Song Of The Wanderer
  • Jack The Bear (Ellington)|Duke Ellington (piano) et son orchestre|Duke Ellington Et Son Orchestre: 1940
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street|Duke Heitger And His Swing Band|Rhythm Is Our Business
  • Yacht Club Swing|Echoes of Swing|Harlem Joys
  • For Dancers Only|Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra|Swingsation – Jimmie Lunceford
  • (Shim Sham) Stompin’ At The Savoy|George Gee & His Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra|Swingin’ Away
  • After You’ve Gone|Katharine Whalen|Katharine Whalen’s Jazz Squad

Nicole’s sets

Set 2:

  • Sent for You from Yesterday (1938 Version) 2:59 Count Basie and His Orchestra The Complete Decca Recordings (1937-1939) [Box Set]
  • Betcha Nickel 4:05 Mint Julep Jazz Band Battle Axe
  • Too Darn Hot (1956 Version) 3:50 Ella Fitzgerald The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (Box Set)
  • Them There Eyes 2:51 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday’s Greatest Hits
  • Splanky (Live) 3:54 Count Basie Live At the Sands (Before Frank)
  • Rosetta (feat. Jon Erik Kellso) 3:09 Boilermaker Jazz Band Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Jo-Jo 3:20 Lester Young & The Kansas City Six The “Kansas City” Sessions
  • Take It Easy Greasy 3:46 Naomi & Her Handsome Devils Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
  • Who Walks in When I Walk Out? 2:20 Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Barbour & Louis Armstrong Ella & Friends
  • Study In Blue 3:37 Larry Clinton Live In 1938 & 1939
  • The Fed Hop 3:47 Jonathan Doyle Quintet The Fed Hop
  • Darktown Strutters’ Ball 3:13 Mint Julep Jazz Band Durham On Saturday Night
Set 4:
  • Git It 2:41 Skeets Tolbert And His Gentleman Of Swing 1942
  • Too Close for Comfort 3:02 Ella Fitzgerald Ultimate Ella Fitzgerald (Selected By Joe Williams)
  • Swingin’ The Blues (Remastered – 2002) 3:13 Count Basie Kansas City Powerhouse
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby 4:04 Naomi & Her Handsome Devils Naomi & Her Handsome Devils
  • Perdido 3:12 Duke Ellington Jazz Icons from the Golden Era – Duke Elligton
  • Jumpin’ On Sugar Hill 3:00 Helen Humes & Buck Clayton’s Orchestra Legend Series Presents Golden Greats: Helen Humes and the Contrastors
  • Duke’s Place 4:39Ella Fitzgerald
  • 09 Jacquet in the Box 2:47 Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators Skinny in Minne
  • King David (live) 2:48 Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Little Swing Sesh ’13
  • The E and D Blues (E for Ella, D for Duke) 4:55 Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (Box Set)
  • Jive At Five 3:23 Mint Julep Jazz Band Durham On Saturday Night
  • Okay for Baby 2:57 Jimmie Lunceford Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 1940
  • Roll ‘Em 3:11 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra & Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (Remastered)
  • Chatterbox (Live) 3:22 Duke Ellington The Duke At Fargo 1940 (Special 60th Anniversary Edition) [Live]

The Soul of Nicole

The 9:20 Special has a much beloved tradition of having Soul nights once in a while. In June we had a special ‘Soul’-stice dance ! Nicole and Manu DJ’ed. Nicole generously shared her list!
Let The Good Time Roll    2:30    Sam Cooke    The Essential Sam Cooke Collection 2
How Sweet It Is    2:57    Marvin Gaye    I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Way You Do The Things You Do    2:42    The Temptations    The Temptations: The Ultimate Collection
Shop Around    2:49    Smokey Robinson & The Miracles    The Ultimate Collection
Soul Man    2:39    Sam & Dave  Rhino Hi-Five: Sam & Dave – EP
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg    2:35    The Temptations    The Ultimate Collection
The Girl’s Alright With Me    3:23    The Temptations    The Best of The Temptations
He’s So Fine    1:50    The Chiffons    20th Century Rocks: 60’s Rock ‘n Roll
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave    2:49    Martha Reeves & The Vandellas    Soul ! – The Very Best Of Motown CD2
Get Ready    2:39    The Temptations    The Ultimate Collection
Lonely Teardrops    2:44    Jackie Wilson    Jackie Wilson: 20 Greatest Hits
Oogum Boogum    2:28    Brenton Wood    Brenton Wood’s 18 Best
Isn’t She Lovely    3:21    Stevie Wonder    Definitive Collection [2CD] Disc 1
Having A Party    2:38    Sam Cooke    Greatest Hits
Please Mr. Postman    2:32    The Marvelettes    The Very Best Of Motown CD2
You Beat Me To The Punch    2:47    Mary Wells    20th Century Masters- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Mary Wells
Cry to Me    2:32    Solomon Burke    The Very Best of Solomon Burke
I Want You Back    3:01    The Jackson 5    Soul ! – The Very Best Of Motown CD2
Shotgun    3:01    Jr. Walker & The All Stars    The Very Best Of Motown CD1
Stubborn Kind Of Fellow    2:47    Marvin Gaye   Gold: Marvin Gaye
Dig the Way I Feel    2:49    Mary Wells
Soothe Me    2:14    Sam Cooke    The Essential Sam Cooke Collection 3
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me    2:58    Smokey Robinson & the Miracles    Ooh, Baby, Baby: The Anthology
Groovin’    2:30    The Young Rascals    Groovin’
This Old Heart Of Mine    2:47    Isley Bros    The Very Best Of Motown CD1
What’s Going On    3:53    Marvin Gaye    # 1’s
Stay    1:36    Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs    Dirty Dancing
That’s the Way I Feel About ‘Cha    3:37    Bobby Womack    Greatest Hits
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – Live    4:58    Otis Redding    Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding [Box Set]
Can I Get A Witness    2:49    Marvin Gaye    Motown’s Greatest Hits
I Want A Love I Can See    2:33    The Temptations    Meet The Temptations
It´s The Same Old Song    2:48    The Four Tops    Soul ! – The Very Best Of Motown CD2
(Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay    2:42    Otis Redding    The Very Best Of Otis Redding

Playlist Jun 23: DJ Arnold!

Hey everyone, here’s DJ Arnold’s playlist from Jun 23 2016. (And here is his playlist on Spotify!)

Loose Wig|Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra|The Lionel Hampton Story [Disc 2] – Flying Home
Flash|Harry James|Lets Do The Hop
Feedin’ The Bean|Count Basie|Cutting Butter – The Complete Columbia Recordings 1939 – 1942
Rosetta|Benny Goodman|The Yale University Music Library, Volume 7: Florida Sessions
When Winter Comes In|Artie Shaw|The Big Band Legends
Midnight In Moscow|Titan Hot Seven|Linger Awhile
Tuxedo Junction|The Solomon Douglas Swingtet|Ain’t No School Like the Old School
You’re A Heavenly Thing|Hal Smith’s Roadrunners|Rhythm, Romance…And Roadrunners!
One O’Clock Jump|The New Orleans Jazz Vipers|Going, Going, Gone
Ten ‘Til Five|Glenn Crytzer And His Sycopators|Harlem Mad
Big Apple Contest|The Solomon Douglas Swingtet|Swingmatism
Now & Again|Jonathan Doyle Quintet|The Fed Hop :: Extras
In a Mellow Tone|Mint Julep Jazz Band|Durham On Saturday Night
Careless Love|Mr. Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band|This Is Trad Dad! [Disc 2]
Starvation Blues|Orleans 6|Orleans 6
Coquette|The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings|Still Thirsty
The Gentlemen’s Blue Drag (Bonus Track)|The Two Man Gentlemen Band|Two At A Time
What A Night, What A Moon, What A Boy|Hal Smith’s Roadrunners|Rhythm, Romance…And Roadrunners!
Half Tight Boogie|Jonathan Stout & Campus Five|Jammin’ the Blues
Shufflin’ the Boogie|Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings|Legend Series Presents Golden Greats – Albert Ammons and His Rhythm Kings
You’re Driving Me Crazy|Joe Turner|Shake, Rattle & Rock
Jamaica Jam|Teddy Powell and his Orchestra|
Free Wheeling|Artie Shaw|The Artie Shaw Story D1: Free Wheeling
Sweet Sue, Just You|Artie Shaw|In The Blue Room
Soft Winds [Alternate Take]|Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman Sextet|The Genius Of The Electric Guitar [Disc 1]
Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me)|Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman Sextet|The Genius Of The Electric Guitar [Disc 2]

 

Favorite tunes for teaching to

We asked our teaching staff to share the songs they love best to teach to. We collected these as Spotify playlists for your convenience.

Here’s also a list of these songs in one list!

  • [If I Could Be With You] by The Butch Thompson Trio; from the album Plays Favorites (BPM 103)
  • [Lazy River] by Kid Ory; from the album The Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions Disc 6 (BPM 110)
  • [Get It Southern Style] by Mint Julep Jazz Band; from the album Durham on Saturday Night (BPM 116)
  • [A Sheridan “Square”] by Henry “Red” Allen; from the album Quadromania – Henry Red Allen (BPM 124)
  • [Memphis Blues] by Muggsy Spanier; from the album Quadromania – Muggsy Spanier (BPM 125)
  • [A Smo-o-o-oth One] by Benny Goodman Sextet; from the album Charlie Christian: Genius Of Electric Guitar (BPM 126)
  • [Swingin’ on Nothin’] by Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five; from the album Jammin’ the Blues (BPM 126)
  • [Baby Won’t You Please Come Home] by Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band; from the album Chasin’ The Blues (BPM 128)
  • [Open House] by Lionel Hampton & His Sextet; from the album The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (BPM 128)
  • [Travelin’ All Alone] by Smoking Time Jazz Club; from the album Stampede (BPM 128)
  • [Walk ‘Em] by Buddy Johnson; from the album Walk ‘Em (BPM 130)
  • [Kentucky Avenue, C.A – Duke Ellington] by Duke Ellington; from the album Intimacy Of The Blues (BPM 133)
  • [A Smo-o-oth One] by Jonathan Stout; from the album (Unreleased) (BPM 133)
  • [Ain’t Misbehavin’] by Kid Ory; from the album The Complete Verve Sessions Disc 6 (BPM 135)
  • [Blues in Hoss’ flat] by Count Basie; from the album Half Moon Street (BPM 140)
  • [Ten ‘Til Five] by Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators; from the album Harlem Mad (BPM 140)
  • [Shout, Sister, Shout] by Lucky Millinder; from the album Apollo Jump (BPM 140
  • [Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me] by The Fabulous Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six with Sidney De Paris; from the album The Fabulous Sidney Bechet (BPM 143)
  • [Rock-A-Bye Basie] by Johnny Otis; from the album Spirit of the Black Territory Bands (BPM 149)
  • [Tippin’ On The Q. T. (Alt Take)] by Count Basie & His Orchestra; from the album Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings (BPM 152)
  • [Stuffy] by Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five; from the album Jammin’ the Blues (BPM 152)
  • [Shufflin’ And Rollin’] by Buddy Johnson; from the album Walk ‘Em (BPM 153)
  • [The Gal From Joe’s] by Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra; from the album Harlem Speaks (BPM 158)
  • [(Shim Sham)Tain’t What You Do] by Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra; from the album Lunceford Special (BPM 160)
  • [All of Me] by Twin Cities Hot Club; from the album Twin Cities Hot Club (BPM 167
  • [Georgianna] by Count Basie; from the album Count Basie: The Complete Decca Recordings (BPM 168)
  • [Mr. Ghost Goes To Town] by Mora’s Modern Rhythmists; from the album Mr. Rhythmist Goes To Town (BPM 170)
  • [Hot Platter] by Erskine Hawkins; from the album Erskine Hawkins – Classics – 1938-1940 (BPM 173)
  • [(Tranky Doo)The Dipsy Doodle] by Chick Webb; from the album Stomping At The Savoy (BPM 176)
  • [Lovin’ Sam] by Firehouse Five Plus Two; from the album Firehouse Five Plus Two Story (Disc 2) (BPM 180)
  • [Joshua Fit De Battle O’ Jericho] by Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen; from the album Sidney Bechet Complete 1939-1951 Blue Note Master Takes (BPM 180
  • [Woodchopper’s Ball] by Woody Herman & His Orchestra; from the album The Golden Years of Jazz: 1939 (BPM 180)
  • [Flying Home] by Charlie Barnet; from the album Quadromania – Charlie Barnet (BPM 184)
  • [Undecided] by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb; from the album Swingsation (BPM 185)
  • [The Kingdom Of Swing] by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra; from the album Classics – Benny Goodman – 1939 (BPM 187)
  • [(Tranky Doo)Chant Of The Groove] by Fats Waller, his Rhythm & his Orchestra; from the album Portrait: Fats Waller Volume 2 (BPM 187)
  • [Black Stick Blues] by Bridgetown Sextet; from the album The New Old-Fashioned (BPM 190)
  • [Lindyhopper’s Delight] by Chick Webb; from the album Strictly Jive (BPM 196
  • [Firechief Rag] by Firehouse Five Plus Two; from the album Firehouse Five Plus Two Story (Disc 2) (BPM 197)
  • [(Big Apple)Flying Home No. 1] by Lionel Hampton; from the album Lionel Hampton: Classic Jazz Archive (BPM 200)
  • [Sugar Foot Stomp] by Fletcher Henderson; from the album Ken Burns Jazz Collection: Fletcher Henderson (BPM 203)
  • [(Big Apple)”Big Apple Contest”] by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet; from the album Swingmatism (BPM 211)