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Ken Burns Jazz

The Story of America's Music
(Music CD - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ken Burns Jazz
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Title: Ken Burns jazz
the story of America's music
[sound recording]
Published: [New York] : Columbia/Legacy ; Verve Music Group, p2000.
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr., 8 min.)) :,digital, stereo. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Music compiled for the film, Jazz, presented on PBS and directed by Ken Burns.
Compact disc.
Contents: Disc 1: Star dust (Louis Armstrong & orchestra) (3:33)
Soon one mornin' (death come a-creepin' in my room) (Mississippi Fred McDowell) (3:12)
Memphis blues (Lt. Jim Europe's 368th Infantry Band) (2:36)
Livery stable blues (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) (3:05)
Charleston (James P. Johnson) (1:49)
Chimes blues (King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band) (2:51)
Back water blues (Bessie Smith) (3:17)
The pearls (Jelly Roll Morton) (2:48)
Dead man blues (Morton's Red Hot Peppers) (3:13)
Wild cat blues (Clarence William's Blue Five) (2:59)
Cake walkin' babies (from home) (Clarence William's Blue Five) (2:55)
Sugar foot stomp (Fletcher Henderson & orchestra) (2:49)
Heebie jeebies (L. Armstrong & Hot Five) (2:52)
Potato head blues (L. Armstrong & Hot Seven) (2:55)
West End blues (L. Armstrong & Hot Five) (3:18)
The mooche (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (3:13)
East St. Louis toodle-oo (Duke Ellington & Washingtonians) (2:52)
Black beauty (Duke Ellington) (3:01)
Mood indigo (Jungle Band) (2:56)
There ain't no sweet man (worth the salt of my tears) (Paul Whiteman & orchestra) (3:29)
Singin' the blues (Fred Trumbauer & orchestra) (3:00)
Riverboat shuffle (Fred Trumbauer & orchestra) (3:08)
Hotter than 'ell (Fletcher Henderson & orchestra) (2:51)
I got rhythm (Ethel Waters) (3:03).
Disc 2: It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (3:08)
Echoes of Harlem (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (2:59)
Moten swing (Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra) (3:22)
St. Louis blues (Louis Armstrong & orchestra) (3:00)
Ain't misbehavin' (Louis Armstrong & orchestra) (3:11)
For dancers only (Jimmie Lunceford & orchestra) (2:36)
King Porter stomp (Benny Goodman & orchestra) (3:08)
Rose room (Benny Goodman Sextet) (2:47)
Sing, sing, sing (with a swing) (Benny Goodman & orchestra) (8:37)
Jumpin' at The Woodside (Count Basie & orchestra) (3:07)
Sent for you yesterday and here you come today (Count Basie & orchestra) (2:55)
Lester leaps in (Count Basie's Kansas City Seven) (3:13)
Oh, lady, be good! (Jones-Smith Inc.) (3:05)
Without your love (Billie Holiday & orchestra) (2:51)
Strange fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:10)
God bless the child (B. Holiday with Eddie Heywood & orchestra) (2:53)
Three little words (Art Tatum) (2:24)
Rebecca (Pete Johnson & "Big" Joe Turner) (2:40)
Harlem congo (Chick Webb & orchestra) (3:14)
A-tisket a-tasket (Chick Webb & orchestra) (2:36)
Shine (Django Reinhardt & Le Quartet du Hot Club de France) (2:55)
Dear old southland (Noble Sissie & orchestra) (2:34).
Disc 3: Body and soul (Coleman Hawkins) (3:00)
Cotton tail (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (3:10)
Take the "A" train (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (2:54)
Begin the beguine (Artie Shaw & orchestra) (3:13)
In the mood (Glenn Miller & orchestra) (3:33)
Well, git it! (Tommy Dorsey & orchestra) (3:00)
Solitude (B. Holiday with Eddie Heywood & orchestra) (3:12)
Drum boogie (Gene Krupa & orchestra) (3:06)
Salt peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie & All Star Quintet) (3:12)
Groovin' high (Dizzy Gellespie Sextet) (2:39)
Ko-Ko (Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers) (3:12)
Scrapple from the apple (Charlie Parker Quintet) (2:56)
Embraceable you (Charlie Parker Quintet) (3:42)
Get happy (Bud Powell Trio) (2:50)
Epistrophy (Thelonious Monk) (3:05)
Straight, no chaser (Thelonious Monk) (2:55)
Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie & orchestra) (3:05)
Moon dreams (Miles Davis Nonet) (3:18)
Just friends (Charlie Parker) (3:30)
Rockin' chair (Louis Armstrong) (3:03)
They can't take that away from me (Sarah Vaughn & trio) (2:40)
Walkin' shoes (Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan) (3:09)
Fine and mellow (Billie Holiday) (8:00).
Disc 4: Doodlin' (Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers) (6:44)
I get a kick out of you (Clifford Brown & Max Roach) (7:40)
St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins) (6:41)
Django (Modern Jazz Quartet) (7:02)
Take five (Dave Brubeck Quartet) (5:22)
So what (Miles Davis Sextet) (9:22)
Giant steps (John Coltrane Quartet) (4:43)
Rick Kick Shaw (Cecil Taylor Trio) (6:03)
Chronology (Ornette Coleman) (6:03)
Original Faubus fables (Charles Mingus) (9:04)
Acknowledgement (from A love supreme) (John Coltrane Quartet) (7:47).
Disc 5: Hello, Dolly! (Louis Armstrong) (2:23)
Desafinado (Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd) (5:49)
In a sentimental mood (John Coltrane & Duke Ellington) (4:14)
Tourist point of view (Duke Ellington & orchestra) (5:07)
E.S.P. (Miles Davis Quartet) (5:30)
Spanish key (single version)(Miles Davis) (2:49)
Birdland (Weather Report) (5:57)
Mister magic (Grover Washington, Jr.) (9:02)
Rockit (Herbie Hancock) (3:55)
Un ange en danger (Ron Carter & M.C. Solaar) (3:49)
Tanya (Dexter Gordon) (7:24)
Soon all will know (Wynton Marsalis) (3:35)
Death letter (Cassandra Wilson) (4:13)
Take the "A" train (Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra) (5:34).
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Burns, Ken 1953-
Branch Call Number: CD SOUNDTRACK KEN BURNS JAZZ
Performers: Various artists.
Event: Selections previously recorded 1917-1995.
Subject Headings: Jazz. Jazz vocals.
Topical Term: Jazz.
Jazz vocals.
Publisher No: 549 352-2
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Jan 05, 2012
  • MuddPuppy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not a big Jazz fan, still enjoyed these dvds.
Thanks to this documentary I found the name of a piece of music I fell in love with when I was a preschooler back in the early 60s. It was "Take Five" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. It was on the radio a lot for a while when I was little, never caught it's name.

Also, "Take Five" is featured in the movie "Pleasantville".

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