Tracklist

CD 1: 1906‐1925
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Frog Legs
James Scott 2:47
2 A Real Slow Drag
Scott Joplin 3:22
3 American Beauty Drag
Joseph F. Lamb 2:45
4 Desecration Rag
Felix Arndt 3:06
5 Magnet Rag
Scott Joplin 3:26
6 Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin 3:11
7 Blooie Blooie
Edythe Baker 2:02
8 Cryin' Blues
Amanda Randolph 3:00
9 Home Again Blues
Eubie Blake 2:41
10 Harlem Strut
James P. Johnson 2:38
11 Arkansas Blues
James P. Johnson 4:21
12 Arkansas Blues
Eubie Blake 2:59
13 Muscle Shoals Blues
Fats Waller 3:17
14 Hard Luck Blues
Everett Robbins 4:26
15 Chime Blues
Fletcher Henderson 3:32
16 Sugar Blues
Clarence Williams 3:17
17 Snake Hips
Fats Waller 2:29
18 The Pearls
Jelly Roll Morton 3:16
19 Gulf Coast Blues
Clarence Johnson 2:59
20 The Fives
Hersal Thomas 4:38
21 Chicago Stomps
Jimmy Blythe 2:59
22 Perfect Rag
Jelly Roll Morton 2:44
23 My Own Blues
Clarence Johnson 2:51
24 I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight?
Frank Banta 2:37
CD 2: 1926‐1929
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fifth Street Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 1:52
2 Squeeze Me
Fats Waller 3:03
3 Hock Shop Blues
Cliff Jackson 4:01
4 Dead Man Blues
Jelly Roll Morton 4:17
5 Changes
Vee Lawnhurst 2:59
6 Snowy Morning Blues
James P. Johnson 2:43
7 Riffs
James P. Johnson 3:12
8 Mr. Jelly Lord
Jelly Roll Morton 2:52
9 Dew-Drop Alley
Sugar Underwood 3:18
10 Cow Cow Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 3:09
11 Gin Mill Blues
Lemuel Fowler 3:29
12 Swampy River
Duke Ellington 2:47
13 Down and Out Blues
Lemuel Fowler 4:28
14 Blues In Thirds
Earl Hines 2:54
15 A Monday Date
Earl Hines 3:13
16 Fifty-Seven Varieties
Earl Hines 3:10
17 Pine Top's Blues
Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith 2:49
18 Glad Rag Roll
Earl Hines 3:00
19 Numb Fumblin'
Fats Waller 2:51
20 Chime Blues
Cow Cow Davenport 3:14
21 Detroit Rocks
Montana Taylor 3:20
22 Smashing Thirds
Fats Waller 3:11
23 Dearborn Street Breakdown
Charles Avery 3:16
24 Thirty-One Blues
Bob Call 2:38
CD 3: 1930‐Oct. 1936
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You've Got To Be Modernistic
James P. Johnson 3:12
2 No. 29
Wesley Wallace 3:15
3 Night Life
Mary Lou Williams 2:59
4 Memories of You
Garland Wilson 3:05
5 Pratt City Blues
Jabo Williams 3:21
6 Lots O' Fingers
Duke Ellington 2:51
7 Tiger Rag
Art Tatum 2:22
8 Gin Mill Blues
Joe Sullivan 3:13
9 Little Rock Getaway
Joe Sullivan 2:59
10 St. Louis Blues
Herman Chittison 3:25
11 Alligator Crawl
Fats Waller 2:45
12 African Ripples
Fats Waller 3:11
13 Tea For Two
Fats Waller 3:05
14 Texas Stomp
Dorothy Rice 3:28
15 Liza
Teddy Wilson 2:57
16 In The Dark/Flashes
Jess Stacy 3:15
17 Barrelhouse
Jess Stacy 3:02
18 Cheek To Cheek
Joe Turner 2:44
19 Mr. Freddie Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 3:02
20 Farish Street Jive
Little Brother Montgomery 2:33
CD 4: 1937‐1939
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Swing Session
Duke Ellington 1:48
2 Stardust
Fats Waller 3:12
3 Keepin' Out of Misschief Now
Fats Waller 3:12
4 Ain't Misbehavin'
Teddy Weatherford 2:19
5 Piano Stomp (Shine)
Lionel Hampton 2:57
6 Where Or When
Teddy Wilson 3:25
7 Morning Air
Willie “The Lion” Smith 2:57
8 Tiger Rag
Jelly Roll Morton 3:17
9 Don't Blame Me
Nat King Cole 2:25
10 Boogie Woogie
Count Basie 3:06
11 St. Louis Stomp
Speckled Red 3:18
12 Boogie Woogie Prayer
The Boogie Woogie Trio 4:58
13 Blue Boogie
Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:54
14 Suitcase Blues
Albert Ammons 3:52
15 Boogie Woogie Stomp
Albert Ammons 3:38
16 Echoes Of Spring
Willie “The Lion” Smith 2:45
17 Candlelights
Jess Stacy 3:19
18 Far Ago Blues
Meade Lux Lewis 4:06
19 Informal Blues
Duke Ellington 2:45
20 Lone Star Blues
Pete Johnson 3:09
21 The Fives
Jimmy Yancey 3:06
22 Between Sets
Billy Kyle 2:34
23 Rib Town Shuffle
Nat King Cole 2:45
24 Blueberry Rhyme
James P. Johnson 3:24
CD 5: 1939‐1941
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Over The Rainbow
Art Tatum 3:50
2 South Side Shuffle
Art Hodes 3:01
3 Margie
Mary Lou Williams 2:29
4 State Street Special
Jimmy Yancey 2:41
5 I've Found A New Baby
Lionel Hampton 2:54
6 The Crave
Jelly Roll Morton 3:08
7 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Clarence Profit 3:28
8 Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues
Earl Hines 2:45
9 Child Of A Discordered Brain
Earl Hines 2:39
10 Organ Grinder Blues
Art Hodes 3:29
11 Central Avenue Breakdown
Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole 3:05
12 I Can't Get Started With You
Joe Bushkin 3:02
13 Rosetta
Art Tatum 2:52
14 Rocco's Boogie Woogie
Maurice Rocco 2:45
15 Early Morning Blues
Nat King Cole 2:54
16 Anitra's Dance
Donald Lambert 2:42
17 Windy City Boogie
Nat King Cole 2:24
18 Andy's Blues
Joe Sullivan 3:02
19 My Melancholy Baby
Earl Hines 2:32
20 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Earl Hines 2:42
21 Rosetta
Teddy Wilson 2:51
22 Body And Soul
Teddy Wilson 3:16
23 Hold'em Hootie
Jay McShann 2:41
CD 6: 1941‐1945
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Death Ray Boogie
Pete Johnson 3:02
2 Basement Boogie
Pete Johnson 2:57
3 Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller 3:25
4 Georgia On My Mind
Fats Waller 3:01
5 Solitude
Duke Ellington 3:31
6 Sixth Avenue Express
Albert Ammons & Pete Johnson 2:45
7 The Man I Love
Herman Chittison 3:21
8 Flamingo
Herman Chittison 3:24
9 When A Woman Loves A Man
Mel Powell 2:46
10 I Got Rhythm
Art Tatum 2:19
11 Zonky
Nat Jaffe 2:31
12 Begin The Beguine
Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra 5:06
13 Lulu's Mood
Freddie Washington 2:39
14 Cecil Boogie
Cecil Gant 2:22
15 West End Blues
Bud Powell 2:50
16 Carolina Shout
James P. Johnson 2:38
17 Overture To Dawn
Erroll Garner 8:46
18 Boogie Woogie Boogie
Erroll Garner 3:20
19 Mad Monk
Billy Taylor 2:40
20 For Miss Black
Mel Powell 2:22
21 Hommage A Fats Waller
Mel Powell 2:34
22 Frankie And Johnny
Duke Ellington 2:39
CD 7: 1945‐1947
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Dancers In Love
Duke Ellington 2:23
2 Boogin' With Big Sid
Sammy Price 3:10
3 Lover
Art Tatum 4:04
4 Buddy Bolden's Blues
Don Ewell 3:12
5 Drawing Room Blues
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 3:40
6 What Is This Thing Called Love
Lennie Tristano 2:46
7 Railroad Blues
Luckey Roberts 2:37
8 Memories Of You
Erroll Garner 3:07
9 Sweet Lorraine
Ken Kersey 2:57
10 All Gods' Chillun' Got Rhythm
Mary Lou Williams 2:46
11 A Night In Tunisia
Lennie Tristano 3:09
12 I Can't Get Started With You
Lennie Tristano 2:58
13 There Was Nobody Looking
Duke Ellington 2:56
14 Exactly Like You
Johnny Guarnieri 2:59
15 Crazy Rhythm
Nat King Cole 1:45
16 I Should Care
Bud Powell 3:02
17 Bud's Bubble
Bud Powell 2:37
18 Out Of Nowhere
Art Tatum 2:53
19 Have You Met Miss Jones
George Shearing 2:57
20 Erroll's Bounce
Erroll Garner 3:01
21 Shine On, Harvest Moon
Count Basie 2:25
22 Blue Boy
Lennie Tristano 2:50
CD 8: 1947‐1949
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Play Piano Play
Erroll Garner 3:19
2 Loose Nut
Erroll Garner 2:58
3 Parlor Social
Don Ewell 2:54
4 Rhythm Itch
Sir Charles Thompson 2:55
5 I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Lennie Tristano 2:56
6 Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk 3:10
7 Off Minor
Thelonious Monk 3:03
8 Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington 2:06
9 Bopmatism
Dodo Marmarosa 2:59
10 Poor Butterfly
Oscar Peterson 2:43
11 Bop's Your Uncle
George Shearing 2:42
12 Haig'n Haig
Al Haig Quartet 2:40
13 Bopelbaby
Al Haig Quartet 2:43
14 Judy
Lennie Tristano 2:58
15 Cherokee
Bud Powell 3:41
16 Strictly Confidential
Bud Powell 3:11
17 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell 3:03
18 Sweet Georgia Brown
Oscar Peterson 3:04
19 Moonglow
Erroll Garner 2:39
20 Somebody Loves Me
Art Tatum 2:48
21 Sweet Lorraine
Art Tatum 2:40
22 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Erroll Garner 3:02
23 Dancing In The Dark
Art Tatum 2:56
CD 9: 1950‐1951
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 April In Paris
Bud Powell 3:12
2 Opus Caprice
Al Haig 2:23
3 Stars Fell On Alabama
Al Haig 3:36
4 Oscar's Blues
Oscar Peterson 3:14
5 Sweet Lorraine
Ralph Sutton 2:37
6 Rosetta
Earl Hines 3:55
7 Carnegie Blues
Oscar Peterson 8:14
8 Cottontail
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 2:55
9 The C Jam Blues
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn 2:58
10 Hallucinations
Bud Powell 2:29
11 Over The Rainbow
Bud Powell 3:00
12 Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk 3:16
13 There Will Never Be Another You
Wynton Kelly 3:02
14 D And E
John Lewis 2:59
15 Bluesology
John Lewis 2:51
16 Bud's Blues
Hampton Hawes 6:41
17 Another Hair Do
Hampton Hawes 4:18
18 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Ahmad Jamal 2:52
19 At A Perfume Counter
Dave Brubeck 2:55
20 I Didn't Know What Time It Was
George Wallington 2:20
CD 10: 1952
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You Go To My Head
Oscar Peterson 3:57
2 Nichols And Dimes
Herbie Nichols 2:36
3 Jalousie
Bernard Peiffer 2:58
4 Don't Blame Me
Bernard Peiffer 2:45
5 Aki And Ukthay
Ahmad Jamal 3:08
6 Ahmad's Blues
Ahmad Jamal 2:56
7 Bee's Knees
Ralph Sutton 3:06
8 Sound-Lee
Lennie Tristano 7:37
9 Somebody Loves Me
Nat King Cole 3:06
10 Taking A Chance On Love
Al Haig 2:16
11 Thou Swell
Horace Silver 2:57
12 Sweet And Lovely
Thelonious Monk 3:36
13 Quicksilver
Horace Silver 3:05
14 Yeah
Horace Silver 2:51
15 Reflections
Thelonious Monk 2:49
16 Trinkle Trinkle
Thelonious Monk 2:51
17 Indiana
Art Tatum 3:27
18 Just One Of Those Things
Art Tatum 3:20
19 Blue Bird
Hampton Hawes 4:14

Credits

CD 3: 1930‐Oct. 1936

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1930-04-24) (track 3)
solo piano:
Mary Lou Williams (1930-04-24) (track 3)

CD 4: 1937‐1939

composer:
Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (track 9)
lyricist:
Dorothy Fields (US Tin Pan Alley librettist and lyricist) (track 9)
publisher:
recording of:
Don’t Blame Me (track 9)

CD 7: 1945‐1947

composer:
Bud Powell (track 17)
recording of:
Bud's Bubble (track 17)

CD 8: 1947‐1949

composer:
Walter Jurmann (track 17)
Bronislau Kaper (Bronisław Kaper) (track 17)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 6–7)
Bud Powell (tracks 15–16)
lyricist:
Gus Kahn (track 17)
publisher:
Embassy Music Corporation (tracks 6–7)
is the basis for:
Rubies (track 6)
later versions:
Dear Ruby (track 6)
recording of:
Cherokee (track 15)
Off Minor (track 7)
Ruby, My Dear (track 6)

CD 9: 1950‐1951

composer:
Thelonious Monk (track 12)
Vernon Duke (1932) (track 1)
lyricist:
Yip Harburg (1932) (track 1)
publisher:
Thelonious Music Corporation (Publisher, affiliated to BMI.) (track 12)
later versions:
How I Wish... (track 12)
recording of:
April in Paris (track 1)
Ask Me Now (track 12)
referred to in medleys:

CD 10: 1952

composer:
Thelonious Monk (tracks 15–16)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 9)
lyricist:
Buddy DeSylva (track 9)
Ballard MacDonald (track 9)
publisher:
Thelonious Music (track 16)
arrangements:
Somebody Loves Me (for piano solo) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Looking Back (track 15)
recording of:
Reflections (track 15)
Somebody Loves Me (track 9)
Trinkle Tinkle (track 16)