Recommended Materials


The King of Swing

THE KING OF SWING AND HIS BIG BAND: 1934-1939

20 recordings by Benny Goodman with guest artists Helen Ward, Toots Mondello, Fletcher Henderson and Gene Krupa. Tracks include the #4 hit from 1937, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
Jazz Legends # 1002, 2003.


Honeysuckle Rose

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

Fats Waller recordings including the top twenty hit from 1937, “The Joint is Jumpin’”.
Living Era Records # 298, 2004.


Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES

Recordings by Nat Shilkret & His Victor Orchestra from 1926 through 1930. Tracks include the 1928 #10 hit “Dusky Stevedore.”
Living Era # 5389, 2002.


Rhapsodies In Black

RHAPSODIES IN BLACK: MUSIC AND WORDS FROM THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Recordings from 1918 through 2000 including the 1929 #2 hit recording by Leo Reisman “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”
Rhino Records # 79874, 2000.


Louis Armstrong 16 Most Requested

LOUIS ARMSTRONG 16 MOST REQUESTED SONGS

The top hit recordings by Louis Armstrong including the 1932 top twenty hit “Keepin’ the Mischief Out.”
Legacy Recordings # 57900, 1994.


Transcriptions: Fats Waller, Vol. 2

TRANSCRIPTIONS: FATS WALLER, VOL. 2 1939

16 songs recorded by Fats Waller on August 7, 1939. Tracks include “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Sweet Sue, Just You”, “Spider and the Fly” and “Lonesome Me.”
Naxos Jazz # 813-0692, 2003.


The Classic Singles: Nat King Cole

THE CLASSIC SINGLES: NAT KING COLE

4 Disc collection of recordings by Nat King Cole from 1942 and 1964. Tracks include the top twenty hit song from 1944 “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You?”
Capitol EMI Records # 92055, 2003.


I'm In the Mood For Swing

I’M IN THE MOOD FOR SWING

Collection of 24 recordings from the swing era, performed by Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter and Frank Sinatra. Tracks include the #2 recording by Andy Kirk from 1946, “Christopher Columbus.”
Living Era # 5309, 1999.


The King of Jazz

THE KING OF JAZZ

Collection of recordings from 1920 through 1936 by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra with guest artists Bing Crosby and Paul Robeson. Tracks include the #12 hit from 1928, “Louisiana.”
Living Era # 5170, 1996.