Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Maple Leaf Rag
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 2:46
2 Maple Leaf Rag (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 2:45
3 She’s Crying For Me
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 2:33
4 Yellow Dog Blues
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:20
5 Slow ’em Down Blues (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:14
6 Slow ’em Down Blues
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:14
7 Doctor Jazz (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:12
8 Doctor Jazz
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:05
9 Shoe Shiner’s Drag
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:04
10 There’ll Be Some Changes Made (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:17
11 There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 2:44
12 Clark and Randolph
Art Hodes's Chicagoans 3:22
13 M.K. Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:25
14 M.K. Blues (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:14
15 Low Down Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:13
16 Jug Head Boogie (alternate take 2)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:28
17 Jug Head Boogie
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:14
18 Jug Head Boogie (alternate take 1)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:10
19 S.C.H. Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:01
20 Back Room Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:12
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sweet Georgia Brown
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 4:02
2 Squeeze Me
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 3:53
3 Squeeze Me (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 4:01
4 Sugar Foot Stomp (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 3:55
5 Sugar Foot Stomp
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 4:09
6 Bugle Call Rag (alternate take 1)
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 3:51
7 Bugle Call Rag
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 3:26
8 Bugle Call Rag (alternate take 2)
Art Hodes's Blue Note Jazzmen 3:34
9 Gut Bucket Blues
Art Hodes' Blue Five 2:36
10 Apex Blues
Art Hodes' Blue Five 3:58
11 Shake That Thing (alternate take)
Art Hodes' Blue Five 3:29
12 Shake That Thing
Art Hodes' Blue Five 3:58
13 Indiana
Art Hodes' Blue Five 2:56
14 Nobody’s Sweetheart
Art Hodes' Blue Five 3:28
15 Nobody’s Sweetheart (alternate take)
Art Hodes' Blue Five 3:40
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 KMH Drag
Original Art Hodes Trio 3:58
2 Funny Feathers
Original Art Hodes Trio 3:56
3 Blues ’n Booze
Original Art Hodes Trio 3:28
4 That Eccentric Rag (alternate take)
Original Art Hodes Trio 3:31
5 That Eccentric Rag
Original Art Hodes Trio 3:15
6 Chicago Gal
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:57
7 I Never Knew Just What a Gal Could Do
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:50
8 Mr. Jelly Lord
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 3:15
9 At the Jazz Band Ball
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:48
10 Wolverine Blues
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 3:16
11 Milenberg Joys
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:36
12 Walk On Down
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 3:08
13 Willie the Weeper
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:52
14 Willie the Weeper (alternate take)
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 2:53
15 Bujie
Art Hodes's Hot Seven 3:08
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 None of My Jelly Roll (take 1)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 2:56
2 Blues for Jelly (alternate take 1)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:30
3 Blues for Jelly (alternate take 2)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:22
4 Blues for Jelly
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:24
5 Beale Street Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 4:09
6 Jack Daily Blues
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 4:45
7 None of My Jelly Roll (take 2)
Art Hodes's Back Room Boys 3:17
8 Save It Pretty Mama
Art Hodes' Hot Five 3:07
9 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Art Hodes' Hot Five 3:05
10 Memphis Blues
Art Hodes' Hot Five 2:53
11 Shine
Art Hodes' Hot Five 2:54
12 St. James Infirmary
Art Hodes' Hot Five 3:18
13 Darktown Strutter’s Ball
Art Hodes' Hot Five 2:58
14 Darktown Strutter’s Ball (alternate take)
Art Hodes' Hot Five 3:05
15 Feelin’ At Ease
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 3:08
16 Careless Love (78 take)
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 2:25
17 High Society (alternate take)
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 3:35
18 High Society
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 3:07
19 Winnin’ Boy Blues
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 3:19
20 Careless Love (alternate take)
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 3:16
21 Careless Love (LP take)
Baby Dodds's Jazz Four 4:29

Credits

CD 1

clarinet:
Rod Cless (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Rod Cless (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
drumset:
Danny Alvin (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Danny Alvin (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
trumpet:
Max Kaminsky (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Max Kaminsky (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
Max Kaminsky (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–14, 16–18)
guitar:
Jack Bland (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Jimmy Shirley (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–20)
double bass:
Bob Haggart (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Sid Jacobs (jazz double bassist) (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
Israel Crosby (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–20)
piano:
Art Hodes (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Art Hodes (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
Art Hodes (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–20)
trombone:
Ray Conniff (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
Ray Conniff (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
Sandy Williams (American jazz trombonist) (1944-04-21) (tracks 15–18)
composer:
Art Hodes (tracks 5–6, 12, 16–20)
Max Kaminsky (tracks 13–14)
Jelly Roll Morton (track 9)
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (tracks 7–8)
W. Benton Overstreet (tracks 10–11)
Santo Pecora (track 3)
Sandy Williams (American jazz trombonist) (track 15)
Scott Joplin (1901) (tracks 1–2)
lyricist:
Billy Higgins (1920s composer) (tracks 10–11)
publisher:
Harry H. Pace (1921) (tracks 10–11)
publisher:
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (1924) (tracks 10–11)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–6)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–12)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–20)
arrangements:
Maple Leaf Rag (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 1–2)
instrumental recording of:
Yellow Dog Blues (1944-03-18) (track 4)
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (1944-03-22) (tracks 10–11)
later parody versions:
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (parody version) (tracks 10–11)
later versions:
Maple Leaf Rag (song) (tracks 1–2)
recording of:
Maple Leaf Rag (piano rag) (1944-03-18) (tracks 1–2)
She’s Crying for Me (1944-03-18) (track 3)
Slow ’em Down Blues (1944-03-18) (tracks 5–6)
Clark and Randolph (1944-03-22) (track 12)
Doctor Jazz (1944-03-22) (tracks 7–8)
Shoe Shiner’s Drag (1944-03-22) (track 9)
Back Room Blues (1944-04-21) (track 20)
Jug Head Boogie (1944-04-21) (tracks 16–18)
Low Down Blues (1944-04-21) (track 15)
M.K. Blues (1944-04-21) (tracks 13–14)
S.C.H. Blues (1944-04-21) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Royal Garden Blues Medley (tracks 10–11)

CD 2

clarinet:
Edmond Hall (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
Mezz Mezzrow (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
drumset:
Danny Alvin (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
Danny Alvin (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
trumpet:
Max Kaminsky (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
Max Kaminsky (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
guitar:
Jimmy Shirley (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
double bass:
Sid Weiss (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
Pops Foster (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
piano:
Art Hodes (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
Art Hodes (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
trombone:
Vic Dickenson (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
composer:
Louis Armstrong (tracks 4–5, 9)
Billy Meyers (tracks 6–8, 14–15)
Jimmie Noone (track 10)
King Oliver (jazz cornetist) (tracks 4–5)
Jack Pettis (tracks 6–8)
Elmer Schoebel (tracks 6–8, 14–15)
Fats Waller (tracks 2–3)
James F. Hanley (1917) (track 13)
Ben Bernie (1925) (track 1)
Maceo Pinkard (1925) (track 1)
lyricist:
Ernie Erdman (tracks 14–15)
Gus Kahn (tracks 14–15)
Clarence Williams (tracks 2–3)
Ballard MacDonald (1917) (track 13)
Kenneth Casey (1925) (track 1)
writer:
Papa Charlie Jackson (tracks 11–12)
publisher:
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (tracks 2–3)
Remick Music Corp. (track 1)
Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 1)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1944-06-01) (tracks 1–8)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1944-12-11) (tracks 9–15)
instrumental recording of:
Squeeze Me (1944-06-01) (tracks 2–3)
Sweet Georgia Brown (1944-06-01) (track 1)
Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) (1944-12-11) (track 13)
Nobody’s Sweetheart (1944-12-11) (tracks 14–15)
is the basis for:
recording of:
Bugle Call Rag (1944-06-01) (tracks 6–8)
Sugarfoot Stomp (1944-06-01) (tracks 4–5)
Apex Blues (1944-12-11) (track 10)
Gut Bucket Blues (1944-12-11) (track 9)
Shake That Thing (1944-12-11) (tracks 11–12)
referred to in medleys:
Medley :you rascal you... (tracks 14–15)
Bugle Call Rag Medley (tracks 6–8, 13)
Ja-Da Medley (track 1)

CD 3

clarinet:
Leonard Bujie Centobie (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Leonard Bujie Centobie (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
drumset:
Fred Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-04-06) (tracks 1–3, 5)
Danny Alvin (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Danny Alvin (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
trumpet:
Max Kaminsky (1945-04-06) (tracks 1–5)
Max Kaminsky (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Max Kaminsky (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
guitar:
Chick Robertson (jazz guitarist) (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Chick Robertson (jazz guitarist) (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
double bass:
Jack Lesberg (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Jack Lesberg (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
piano:
Art Hodes (1945-04-06) (tracks 1–5)
Art Hodes (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
Art Hodes (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
trombone:
George Lugg (Jazz trombonist) (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
George Lugg (Jazz trombonist) (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–14)
composer:
Bujie Centobie (track 15)
Art Hodes (tracks 1, 6, 12)
Nick LaRocca (track 9)
Paul Mares (track 11)
Jelly Roll Morton (tracks 8, 10–11)
J. Russel Robinson (tracks 4–5)
Leon Rappolo (track 11)
Elmer Schoebel (track 7)
Larry Shields (track 9)
instruments:
Fred Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-04-06) (track 4)
vocals:
Fred Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-04-06) (track 3)
writer:
Marty Bloom (tracks 13–14)
Ruth Naomi Floyd (track 2)
Walter Melrose (tracks 13–14)
Grant Rymal (tracks 13–14)
Victoria Spivey (track 2)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-04-06) (tracks 1–5)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-05-17) (tracks 6–9)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-05-22) (tracks 10–15)
is the basis for:
Minnie the Moocher (tracks 13–14)
Willy the Weeper (tracks 13–14)
recording of:
Funny Feathers (1945-04-06) (track 2)
KMH Drag (1945-04-06) (track 1)
That Eccentric Rag (1945-04-06) (tracks 4–5)
At the Jazz Band Ball (1945-05-17) (track 9)
Chicago Gal (1945-05-17) (track 6)
I Never Knew Just What a Gal Could Do (1945-05-17) (track 7)
Mr. Jelly Lord (1945-05-17) (track 8)
Bujie (1945-05-22) (track 15)
Milneburg Joys (1945-05-22) (track 11)
Walk On Down (1945-05-22) (track 12)
Willie the Weeper (1945-05-22) (tracks 13–14)
Wolverine Blues (1945-05-22) (track 10)

CD 4

clarinet:
Omer Simeon (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
Sidney Bechet (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–9, 14)
Albert Nicholas (1945-12-16) (tracks 15–21)
drumset:
Freddie Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
Freddie Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–14)
Warren “Baby” Dodds (1945-12-16) (tracks 15–21)
trumpet:
Oliver Mesheux (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
cornet:
Wild Bill Davison (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–14)
soprano saxophone:
Sidney Bechet (1945-10-12) (tracks 10–13)
double bass:
Al Lucas (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
George "Pops" Foster (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–14)
Wellman Braud (1945-12-16) (tracks 15–21)
piano:
Art Hodes (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
Art Hodes (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–14)
Art Hodes (1945-12-16) (tracks 15–21)
arranger:
Joe Primrose (track 12)
composer:
Art Hodes (track 6)
Turner Layton (track 9)
Albert Nicholas (track 15)
Omer Simeon (tracks 2–4)
Clarence Williams (tracks 1, 7)
Spencer Williams (US jazz composer, pianist & singer) (tracks 1, 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 12)
Jelly Roll Morton (track 19)
Ford Dabney (1910) (track 11)
William Christopher Handy (1912) (track 10)
Shelton Brooks (1917) (tracks 13–14)
lyricist:
Clarence Williams (tracks 1, 7)
Spencer Williams (US jazz composer, pianist & singer) (tracks 1, 7)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 12)
Henry Creamer (track 9)
Jelly Roll Morton (track 19)
Lew Brown (1910) (track 11)
Cecil Mack (1910) (track 11)
George A. Norton (1913) (track 10)
Shelton Brooks (1917) (tracks 13–14)
vocals:
Freddie Moore (american jazz drummer and singer) (1945-10-12) (track 12)
writer:
Lew Brown (track 11)
Ford Dabney (track 11)
Joseph M. Davis (track 8)
Paul Denniker (track 8)
William Christopher Handy (tracks 16, 20–21)
Martha Koenig (tracks 16, 20–21)
Cecil Mack (track 11)
Armand J. Piron (tracks 17–18)
Don Redman (track 8)
Clarence Williams (tracks 17–18)
Spencer Williams (US jazz composer, pianist & singer) (tracks 16, 20–21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 16, 20–21)
publisher:
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-09-14) (tracks 1–7)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-10-12) (tracks 8–14)
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (1945-12-16) (tracks 15–21)
instrumental recording of:
Beale Street Blues (1945-09-14) (track 5)
'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (1945-10-12) (track 9)
Darktown Strutters’ Ball (1945-10-12) (tracks 13–14)
Save It, Pretty Mama (1945-10-12) (track 8)
Shine (1945-10-12) (track 11)
The Memphis Blues (1945-10-12) (track 10)
Careless Love (1945-12-16) (tracks 16, 20–21)
High Society (1945-12-16) (tracks 17–18)
Winin’ Boy Blues (1945-12-16) (track 19)
later versions:
J'avais deux amis (track 12)
recording of:
Blues for Jelly (1945-09-14) (tracks 2–4)
Jack Daily Blues (1945-09-14) (track 6)
St. James Infirmary (Joe Primrose's arrangement) (1945-10-12) (track 12)
Feelin’ At Ease (1945-12-16) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Sweet Gipsy Rose Medley (tracks 1, 7)
Ja-Da Medley (track 9)
version of:
The Unfortunate Rake (Roud 2; Laws Q26 / B1) (track 12)