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Jazz, Vol. 4: Jazz Singers

Various Artists
Jazz, Vol. 4: Jazz Singers

Here is a sampling of some of the most active jazz vocalists of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s: Louis Armstrong, Ivy Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Bessie Smith, Sonny Terry and Ma Rainey. They are backed by equally big-time instrumentalists: Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie and Bix Beiderbecke who, according to legend, threw a week’s pay on the floor the first night he heard Bessie Smith, hoping her singing would never end.

Track Listing

101
All of Me / The Mooche/ Margie / Louisiana / Baby Won't You Please Come Home? / It Don't Mean a Thing If it Ain't Got That Swing / Doctor Jazz (medley) Ivy Anderson 8:49
102
Organ Grinder's Swing Ella Fitzgerald and her Savoy Eight 2:55
103
Don't You Miss Your Baby? Jimmy Rushing with the Count Basie Orchestra 3:14
104
Keep a Knockin' / Jingle Bells / Oopapada / Sugar (medley) Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra 3:32
105
I Can't Give You Anything But Love Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle 2:57
201
A Good Man is Hard to Find Bessie Smith 3:05
202
You Gotta Have That Thing Dallas Jug Band 2:49
203
Traveling Blues Ma Rainey 2:59
204
Strut That Thing Cripple Clarence Lofton 2:59
205
Trouble in Mind Bertha Chippie Hill 2:53
206
Jitterbug Champion Jack Dupree 2:17
207
Fox Chase Sonny Terry 2:18

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