Male Jazz Singers (10CD)

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"What A Wonderful World Of Jazz Singing" could well be the subtitle of this collection of 21 top jazz singers and their recordings, which were recorded between 1946 and 1962. The musical spectrum is as dazzling and complex as these singers' personalities, coming as they were from all ends of the infamous American Melting Pot and having roots in all the main ingredients of American pop music: in the blues of the Mississippi and the metropoles, the swing of the Jazz Age and the black ghettos and the New York ballrooms, the Bebop and Cool Jazz of the West Coast of California.

Louis Armstrong, the greatest Jazz star of all time, is featured with a tribute to Fats Waller, another great singer, pianist and composer. Count Basie?s singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams can be heard with rare albums, while Basie gives us a perfect masterpiece of his craft with the singer Billy Eckstine, in whose own big band all the greats of Bebop had found a home in the 1940s. Jimmy Witherspoon and Al Smith rejoice in and proclaim the healing powers of the Blues. With the "Vocalese"-masters King Pleasure and Eddie Jefferson we meet the vocal ancestors of singing trios like Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and Andy and the Bey Sisters. Bey, born in 1939, is the only one among the singers on these recordings still alive and is also among the greatest of his art in the 21st century. Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Mose Allison and Jackie Paris are individualists, who oscillate between Cool and Sophisticated Blues. Black hipsters like Slim Gaillard and Babs Gonzales lead the way to Oscar Brown Jr., who gave voice to a completely new self-confidence with his songs from the ghetto and the everyday life of the Afro-American community at the beginning of the 1960s. He became a role model for later generations such as those of Gil Scott-Heron, Terry Callier and many others.

If you should miss one of your favorite singers, please note that at least twenty other masters from this time are just asking for an encore release.

Featuring: Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Andy and the Bey Sisters, Oscar Brown Jr., Count Basie, Joe Williams, Mose Allison, Jimmy Rushing, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bill Henderson, Mark Murphy, Johnny Griffin, Little Jimmy Scott, Eddie Jefferson, Slim Gaillard, Al Hibbler

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Tracklisting:

CD 1

Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars

  • 1. Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2. Blue Turning Grey Over You
  • 3. I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  • 4. Squeeze Me
  • 5. Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
  • 6. All That Meat And No Potatoes
  • 7. I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling
  • 8. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue
  • 9. Ain't Misbehavin'

Jimmy Rushing and his Orchestra

  • 10. I'm Coming Virginia
  • 11. Knock Me A Kiss
  • 12. Harvard Blues
  • 13. Mister Five By Five
  • 14. Trav'lin' Light
  • 15. June Night (Just Give Me A June Night, The Moonlight With You)
  • 16. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
  • 17. Rosalie
  • 18. Jimmy's Blues
  • 19. Someday Sweetheart
  • 20. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
  • 21. Somebody Stole My Gal

CD 2

Al Hibbler

  • 1. After The Lights Go Down Low
  • 2. You Will Be Mine
  • 3. Dedicated To You
  • 4. Song Of The Wanderer
  • 5. Tell Me
  • 6. I'm Travelin' Light
  • 7. Autumn Winds
  • 8. This Is Always
  • 9. Now I Lay Me Down To Dream
  • 10. If I Knew You Were There
  • 11. I Won't Tell A Soul I Love You
  • 12. The Blues Came Falling Down

King Pleasure

  • 13. Moody's Mood For Love
  • 14. The New Symphony Sid
  • 15. Don't Worry About Me
  • 16. Little Boy, Don't Get Scared
  • 17. Parker's Mood
  • 18. Golden Days
  • 19. Tomorrow Is Another Day
  • 20. No, Not Much
  • 21. All Of Me

CD 3

Jimmy Witherspoon

  • 1. No Rollin' Blues
  • 2. Good Rockin' Tonight
  • 3. Big Fine Girl
  • 4. Ain't Nobody's Business
  • 5. When I Been Drinkin'

Al Smith

  • 6. Night Time Is The Right Time
  • 7. Pledging My Love
  • 8. I've Got A Girl
  • 9. I'll Be Alright
  • 10. Come On, Pretty Baby
  • 11. Tears In My Eyes
  • 12. Never Let Me Go
  • 13. I've Got The Right Kind Of Lovin'

CD 4

Count Basie, Billy Eckstine

  • 1. Stormy Monday Blues
  • 2. Lonesome Lover Blues
  • 3. Blues, The Mother Of Sin
  • 4. Jelly Jelly
  • 5. Don't Cry Baby
  • 6. Trav'lin All Alone
  • 7. Little Mama
  • 8. I Want A Little Girl
  • 9. Drifting
  • 10. Song Of The Wandering
  • 11. Piano Man

Joe Williams, Harry "Sweets" Edison

  • 12. Together
  • 13. Deep Purple
  • 14. Always
  • 15. Lover Came Back
  • 16. By The River Sainte Marie
  • 17. Alone Together
  • 18. Winter Weather
  • 19. I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
  • 20. There's A Small Hotel
  • 21. Out Of Nowhere
  • 22. Aren't You Glad You're You
  • 23. Remember

CD 5

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

  • 1. Come On Home
  • 2. The New A B C
  • 3. Farmer's Market
  • 4. Cookin' At The Continental
  • 5. With Malice Towards None
  • 6. Hi-Fly
  • 7. Home Cookin'
  • 8. Halloween Spooks
  • 9. Popity Pop
  • 10. Blue
  • 11. Mr. P. C.

Andy And The Bey Sisters

  • 12. Trees
  • 13. Revenge
  • 14. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • 15. Zombie Jamboree (Back To Back)
  • 16. Mood Indigo
  • 17. It Must Be So
  • 18. You Can't Be Mine Anymore
  • 19. Dreamy
  • 20. Smooth Sailing
  • 21. A Felicidade
  • 22. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 23. Bye Bye Blackbird

CD 6

Chet Baker

  • 1. Do It The Hard Way
  • 2. I'm Old Fashioned
  • 3. You're Driving Me Crazy
  • 4. It Could Happen To You
  • 5. My Heart Stood Still
  • 6. The More I See You
  • 7. Everything Happens To Me
  • 8. Dancing On The Ceiling
  • 9. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  • 10. Old Devil Moon

Mark Murphy

  • 11. Angel Eyes
  • 12. On Green Dolphin Street
  • 13. Stoppin' The Clock
  • 14. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
  • 15. No Tears For Me
  • 16. Out Of This World
  • 17. Milestones
  • 18. My Favorite Things
  • 19. Doodlin'
  • 20. Li'l Darlin'
  • 21. Twisted

CD 7

Little Jimmy Scott

  • 1. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  • 2. An Evening In Paradise
  • 3. If I Ever Lost You
  • 4. I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over
  • 5. Please Forgive Me
  • 6. How Else
  • 7. If You Are But A Dream
  • 8. The Way You Look Tonight
  • 9. Things That Are Love
  • 10. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
  • 11. Once
  • 12. What Good Would It Be

Eddie Jefferson

  • 13. Letter From Home
  • 14. Take The "A" Train
  • 15. Billie's Bounce
  • 16. Back In Town
  • 17. Soft And Furry
  • 18. A Night In Tunisia
  • 19. Things Are Getting Better
  • 20. Keep Walkin'
  • 21. I Feel So Good
  • 22. Bless My Soul (Parker's Mood)

CD 8

Jackie Paris

  • 1. Duke's Place
  • 2. If Love Is Good To Me
  • 3. Jenny
  • 4. My Very Good Friend In The Looking Glass
  • 5. Tis Autumn
  • 6. Nobody Loses All The Time
  • 7. Everybody Needs Love
  • 8. Cherry
  • 9. Thad's Blues
  • 10. Tonight (From West Side Story)
  • 11. Cinderella (Stay In My Arms)

Mose Allison

  • 12. Swingin' Machine
  • 13. Do It
  • 14. Stop This World
  • 15. Promenade
  • 16. If You're Goin' To The City
  • 17. Saritha
  • 18. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
  • 19. So Rare

CD 9

Bill Henderson

  • 1. Never Kiss And Run
  • 2. Bewitched
  • 3. Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 5. Twelfth Of Never
  • 6. My, How The Time Goes By
  • 7. Sleepin' Bee
  • 8. The More I See You
  • 9. Old Country
  • 10. Am I Blue

Slim Gaillard

  • 11. Part 1-2: Introduzione Pianissimo (Softly - Most Softly), (Recitativo E Finale (Of Much Scat))
  • 12. Part 3: Andante Cantabile In Modo De Blues
  • 13. Part 4: Presto Con Stomp
  • 14. Puerto-Vootie
  • 15. Momma's In The Kitchen But We've Got "Pop" On Ice
  • 16. Communications
  • 17. Serenade To A Poodle
  • 18. Laughin' In Rhythm
  • 19. Sabroso
  • 20. Yip Roc Heresy
  • 21. Chicken Rhythm
  • 22. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 23. Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me)
  • 24. Potatoe Chips

CD 10

Babs Gonzales

  • 1. The Hat Box Chicks
  • 2. Broadway - 4 A.M.
  • 3. You Need Connections
  • 4. Dem Resolution Liars
  • 5. Manhattan Fable
  • 6. Dem Jive New Yorkers
  • 7. The Squares
  • 8. A Dollar Is Your Only Friend
  • 9. The Cool Cat's Philosophy
  • 10. Ole Braggin' Freddie

Oscar Brown Jr.

  • 11. Work Song
  • 12. But I Was Cool
  • 13. Bid 'Em High
  • 14. Signifyin' Monkey
  • 15. Watermelon Man
  • 16. Somebody Buy Me A Drink
  • 17. Rags And Old Iron
  • 18. Dat Dere
  • 19. Brown Baby
  • 20. Humdrum Blues
  • 21. Sleepy
  • 22. Afro Blue