Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 They Didn't Believe Me
2:48
2 The Old Music Master
2:56
3 G.I. Jive
3:21
4 Dixieland Band
2:44
5 Jamboree Jones
3:13
6 San Fernando Valley
2:55
7 Someone's in the Kitchen With Dinah
2:46
8 The Tailgate Ramble
2:56
9 (Love's Got Me in a) Lazy Mood
3:05
10 Duration Blues
3:09
11 Sam's Got Him
2:41
12 It Ain't Necessarily So
2:49
13 Evelina
3:09
14 I'm Gonna See My Baby
2:33
15 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
2:49
16 Camptown Races
2:47
17 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
2:40
18 Surprise Party
3:11
19 If I Knew Then
2:27
20 Sweet Lorraine
3:00
21 By the River St. Marie
2:26
22 He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd
3:02
23 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
2:35
24 Li'l Augie Is a Natural Man
2:43
25 It's a Good Day
2:44
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 I May Be Wrong
1:57
2 By the River St. Marie
2:17
3 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
2:45
4 Mindin' My Business
1:56
5 Sugar
2:48
6 The Object of My Affection
2:43
7 Button Up Your Overcoat
2:36
8 Sunbonnet Sue
2:20
9 Indiana
1:35
10 I Never Knew
1:36
11 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
2:42
12 The Object of My Affection
2:54
13 Ugly Chile
2:39
14 My Sugar Is So Refined
2:43
15 Baby I'm True to You
2:58
16 Sugar Blues
2:45
17 Minding My Business
2:29
18 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
3:09
19 Sweet Georgia Brown
2:34
20 When the Bloom Is on the Sage
2:02
21 Sweet Lorraine
3:06
22 Crazy Rhythm
1:56
23 Margie
1:59
24 Louisville Lou
2:46
25 Lulu's Back in Town
2:32
26 I Can't Get the One I Want
1:44
27 Love Is Just Around the Corner
2:03
28 Someday Sweetheart
1:49
29 Huggin' and a Chalkin'
2:48
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Tuscaloosa Bus
2:37
2 Possum Song
2:59
3 It Takes Time
3:13
4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed
3:05
5 Tallahassee
2:44
6 Cecilia
2:44
7 Box Car Blues
2:40
8 Country Boy Blues
2:49
9 Don't Take Your Meanness Out on Me
3:11
10 School Days
3:02
11 Why Should I Cry Over You?
3:12
12 Save the Bones for Henry Jones
2:41
13 My Baby Likes to Be-Bop
2:28
14 You Can't Make Money Dreamin'
2:30
15 The Freedom Train
3:13
16 That's the Way He Does It
2:56
17 Never Make Eyes (At the Gal With the Guys Who Are Bigger Than You)
2:45
18 I Don't Care If It Rains All Night
2:28
19 Hooray for Love
3:00
20 I've Been Hit
3:03
21 The Peanut Vendor
3:12
22 The Hills of California
2:34
23 Limehouse Blues
2:42
24 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
2:37
25 Would Ya?
2:31

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1942-04-06) (track 1)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1942-06-12) (track 2)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1943-10-15) (track 3)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1943-10-22) (tracks 4–5)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-01-22) (tracks 6–7)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-03-07) (track 8)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-03-11) (tracks 9–10)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-06-21) (track 11)
New York, New York, United States (1944-09-20) (tracks 12–13)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-10-04) (tracks 14–15)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1944-11-22) (track 16)
clarinet:
reeds:
Heine Beau (track 3)
Eddie Miller (US jazz saxophonist) (tracks 6–7)
Doc Rando (tracks 6–7, 9)
Arch Rosate (tracks 6–7)
Fred Stulce (track 9)
trumpet:
Don Anderson (trumpet player) (tracks 6–7)
Donald Anderson (tracks 14–16)
Billy Butterfield (tracks 12–13)
Andy Ferretti (tracks 12–13)
Paul Earl Geil (track 11)
Bob Goodrich (tracks 6–7)
Charles Griffard (track 11)
Chris Griffin (Gordon Claude Griffin, trumpeter) (tracks 12–13)
Bruce Hudson (track 9)
Clyde Hurley (track 9)
Nate Kazebier (tracks 14–16)
Monty Kelly (track 2)
Ray Linn (tracks 14–15)
John Martell (track 16)
Billy May (tracks 6–7, 11)
Larry Neil (track 2)
John Enos Silva (track 11)
Don Waddilove (track 2)
Wingy Manone (track 8)
strings:
Harry Azen (track 2)
Sol Blumenthal (track 2)
David Bowman (strings) (track 2)
drums:
John Cyr (drums) (tracks 6–7)
Nick Fatool (tracks 9, 12–16)
Willie Rodriguez (Latin jazz drummer and percussionist) (track 2)
Zutty Singleton (track 8)
Mel Tormé (track 11)
guitar:
Barney Kessel (track 11)
Carl Kress (tracks 12–13)
Nappy Lamare (tracks 6–9, 14–16)
Mike Pingitore (track 2)
bass:
Stan Fletcher (track 11)
Bob Haggart (tracks 12–13)
Jack Ryan (jazz bassist) (tracks 14–15)
Jackie Ryan (track 16)
Arthur "Artie" Shapiro (tracks 2, 6–7, 9)
Phil Stephens (bass and tuba player) (track 8)
alto saxophone:
Clyde Hylton (track 11)
Julian "Matty" Matlock (tracks 12–13)
Doc Rando (tracks 14–16)
Les Robinson (track 11)
Bill Stegmeyer (tracks 12–13)
Fred Stulce (tracks 14–16)
Alvy West (track 2)
Danny d'Andrea (track 2)
piano:
Johnny Guarnieri (tracks 12–13)
Charles LaVere (tracks 6–7)
Ted Repay (track 11)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 1)
Buddy Weed (track 2)
Stan Wrightsman (tracks 8–9, 14–16)
baritone saxophone:
Ernie Caceres (tracks 12–13)
Wes Cheever (track 11)
Tommy Mace (track 2)
Clyde Rogers (track 9)
Harry Schuchman (tracks 14–16)
tenor saxophone:
Mort Friedman (tracks 6–7)
King Guion (tracks 2, 11)
Lenny Hartman (track 2)
Karl Leaf (track 11)
Don Lodice (track 16)
Julian "Matty" Matlock (tracks 9, 14–16)
Eddie Miller (US jazz saxophonist) (tracks 9, 12–15)
Art Rollini (tracks 12–13)
trombone:
Bill Atkinson (track 11)
Will Bradley (US boogie woogie trombonist & bandleader) (tracks 12–13)
Jack Flores (track 8)
Burt Johnson (tracks 11, 14–16)
Ed Kusby (tracks 6–7)
Skip Layton (track 2)
Abe Lincoln (jazz trombonist) (tracks 8–9)
Murray McEachern (track 2)
Dale Nichols (track 11)
Floyd O'Brien (track 8)
Jim Skiles (track 11)
Allan Thompson (tracks 6–7, 9, 14–16)
composer:
Harold Arlen (track 23)
Hoagy Carmichael (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (track 12)
Bernie Hanighen (track 4)
Harold Arlen (1944) (track 15)
instruments:
Chuck Lowry (track 16)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (track 12)
DuBose Heyward (track 12)
Johnny Mercer (tracks 2, 4, 23)
Johnny Mercer (1944) (track 15)
orchestra:
Paul Weston & His Orchestra (tracks 3–7, 10, 14–16)
performer:
vocals:
Chuck Lowry (tracks 5, 14)
Lee Barrie (tracks 6–7)
Linda Barrie (tracks 6–7)
Sharon Barrie (tracks 6–7)
The Barries (tracks 6–7)
Hal Hopper (tracks 5, 14, 16)
June Hutton (tracks 14, 16)
Wingy Manone (track 8)
The Pied Pipers (American vocal group, active 1930s-50s) (tracks 5, 14, 16)
Jo Stafford (track 5)
Jack Teagarden (track 2)
The Mellowaires (track 1)
Clark Yocum (tracks 5, 14, 16)
writer:
Johnny Mercer (track 5)
publisher:
was commissioned by:
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1935) (track 12)
is based on:
later translated versions:
later versions:
It Ain't Necessarily So (from 'Porgy and Bess') (arrangement for 48 violas) (track 12)
recording of:
Dixieland Band (track 4)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (jazz standard originally from Porgy and Bess; catch-all for unspecified pop and jazz arrangements) (track 12)
Jamboree Jones (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Bing Crosby Medley (track 15)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-05) (tracks 1–10)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-05-23) (tracks 11–13)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-05-26) (tracks 14–17)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1946-09 – 1946-10) (tracks 19–28)
reeds:
Lenny Hartman (tracks 14–17)
Hap Lawson (tracks 14–17)
Eddie Miller (US jazz saxophonist) (tracks 14–17)
Artie Quenzer (tracks 14–17)
Fred Stulce (tracks 1–10, 14–17, 19–28)
Julian "Matty" Matlock (tracks 1–10, 14–17, 19–28)
trumpet:
Don Anderson (trumpet player) (tracks 19–28)
Paul Earl Geil (tracks 11–13)
Charles Griffard (tracks 1–17, 19–28)
Bruce Hudson (tracks 11–17)
Nate Kazebier (tracks 1–10, 19–28)
Ray Linn (tracks 14–17)
Ray Woods (tracks 11–17)
drums:
Nick Fatool (tracks 1–14, 16–17, 19–28)
guitar:
Dave Barbour (tracks 14–17)
George van Eps (tracks 1–13, 19–28)
bass:
Jack Ryan (jazz bassist) (tracks 1–17, 19–28)
alto saxophone:
Fred Stulce (tracks 11–13)
piano:
Buddy Cole (tracks 11–13)
Charles LaVere (tracks 14–17)
Stan Wrightsman (tracks 1–10, 19–28)
baritone saxophone:
Harry Schuchman (tracks 1–13)
tenor saxophone:
Herbie Haymer (tracks 19–28)
Eddie Miller (US jazz saxophonist) (tracks 11–13)
Artie Quenzer (tracks 11–13)
Harry Schuchman (tracks 19–28)
trombone:
Bill Schaefer (tracks 11–17)
Elmer Smithers (tracks 14–17)
Allan Thompson (tracks 11–17)
Joe Yukl (tracks 11–13)
arranger:
Julian "Matty" Matlock (tracks 19–28)
composer:
Lucy Fletcher (track 16)
Sidney Lippman (track 14)
Clarence Williams (track 16)
Ben Bernie (1925) (track 19)
Maceo Pinkard (1925) (track 19)
lyricist:
Sylvia Dee (track 14)
Kenneth Casey (1925) (track 19)
orchestra:
Paul Weston & His Orchestra (tracks 1–17, 19–28)
vocals:
Hal Hopper (tracks 14–17)
June Hutton (tracks 14–17)
Chuck Lowry (tracks 14–17)
The Pied Pipers (American vocal group, active 1930s-50s) (tracks 14–17)
Clark Yocum (tracks 14–17)
writer:
Clarence Williams (1920) (track 16)
publisher:
Remick Music Corp. (track 19)
Warner Bros. Music (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23) (track 19)
is the basis for:
recording of:
Sugar Blues (track 16)
Sweet Georgia Brown (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 19)