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The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

On this album, Mary Lou Williams presents a history of jazz in speech and in music, from meditations on learning ragtime and blues as a child to performances of her own compositions, including "Night Life," which was captured on her first recording in 1930 and became a Kansas City classic.

Track Listing

101
Medi I (Modern Blues,Jazz) Mary Lou Williams 1:32
102
Medi I with Voiceover Mary Lou Williams 1:29
103
Anima Christi - Lord Have Mercy - a Spiritual Mary Lou Williams 5:50
104
Medi I with Voiceover Mary Lou Williams 0:36
105
Who Stole the Lock off the Henhouse Door Mary Lou Williams 1:34
106
Medi I with Voiceover / My Mama Pinned a Rose on Me Mary Lou Williams 5:20
107
Swing Speech Mary Lou Williams 2:40
201
Kansas City Swing Mary Lou Williams 2:32
202
Hesitation Boogie Mary Lou Williams 2:27
203
Old Blues Mary Lou Williams 1:22
204
New Blues Mary Lou Williams 1:10
205
Speech / A Fungus A Mungus / Medi I Mary Lou Williams 9:24

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