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JRR Signature Tune:
Oh, but on the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) (Marsalis)
Performed by Wynton Marsalis (tpt), Marcus Roberts (pno), Todd Williams (tsx), Dr Michael White (clt), Danny Barker (bjo), Teddy Riley (tpt), Freddie Lonzo (tbn), Reginald Veal (bs), Herlin Riley (dms)
Recorded 28 October 1988
Taken from the album The Majesty of the Blues
1989 CD (CBS 465129 2)

Beau Koo Jack (Louis Armstrong / Alex Hill) (2’56’’)
Performed by Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five:
Louis Armstrong (tp) Fred Robinson (tb) Jimmy Strong (cl,ts) Don Redman (as) Earl Hines (p) Mancy Cara (bj) Zutty Singleton (d) Alex Hill (arr)
Recorded Chicago, Dec 5 1928
Taken from the album Hot Five & Sevens Volume 3
CD (JSP JSPCD 314; Track 15)

Give Me the Simple Life (Harry Ruby / Rube Bloom) (1’54’’)
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) Lou levy (p) Herb Ellis (g) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Recorded 1961
Taken from the album Ella Returns to Berlin
1991 CD (Verve 8377582(1); Track 2)

Christmas Swing (Django Reinhardt) (2’49’’)
Performed by Django Reinhardt (g) Jean Magnien (cl) Andre Lamory (as) Charles Schaaf (ts) Pierre Zeppelli (p) Michel Warlop (vln,dir) Louis Vola (b)
Recorded Paris, Dec 27 1937
Taken from the album Christmas Time with the Stars
1994 CD (Happy Days YULE300 (1); Track 3)

Merry Christmas, Baby (Johnny Moore / Lou Baxter) (3’23’’)
Performed by Kenny Burrell (g); unknown brass, org, rhythm, strings; Richard Evans (arr,cond)
Recorded Chicago, Oct 1966
Taken from the album Verve Presents: The Very Best of Christmas Jazz
2001 CD (Verve 549 067-2; Track 2)

Boogie Woogie (Carl Smith) (3’12’’)
Performed by Carl Smith (tp) Lester Young (ts) Count Basie (p) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl)
Recorded Chicago, Oct 9 1936
Taken from the album Count Basie 1936-1938
© 1993 CD (Classics 503; Track 3)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots / Haven Gillespie) (4’30’’)
Performed by Bill Evans (p) solo
Recorded NY, Jan 10 1963
Taken from the album Riverside Recordings
CD (Riverside 12RCD0182IL(4); D11 / Track 2)

Four Rich Brothers (Jimmy Giuffre) (3’23’’)
Performed by Dale Pierce, Charlie Walp, Tommy Alison (tp) Mario Daone, Bob Swope, Bob Ascher (tb) Hal McKusick (as) Jimmy Giuffre, Ben Lary, Warne Marsh (ts) Harvey Levine (bar) Jerry Schwartz (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Buddy Rich (d)
Recorded NY, October 28 1948
Taken from the album Cool Breeze
LP (Astan -20128; Side 1 / Track 3)

England’s Carol (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) (Trad) (2’48’’)
Performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet:
Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d)
Recorded 1958
Taken from the album Longong for the Continent
CD (LRC C387678 (1); Track 3)

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