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In the 1950s, the French Vogue label released an amazing treasure trove of American jazz on the first LPs. Geoffrey Smith selects highlights, from Sidney Bechet to Charlie Parker, boogie woogie to r&b, Duke Ellington to Bud Powell and George Shearing.

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Sun 28 Feb 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Duke Ellington & Duke Ellington

    Tonk

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 5.
  • Serge Chaloff

    Bop Scotch

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 14.
  • Stan Getz & Stan Getz

    Mosquito Knees

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 20.
  • Charlie Parker & Charlie Parker

    Embraceable You

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 16.
  • James Moody and His Orchestra

    Sleepwalker Boogie

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 9.
  • Pete Johnson

    Yancey Special

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 13.
  • Blind John Davis

    Hometown Blues

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 19.
  • The Spirit of Memphis Quartet

    Every Time I Feel The Spirit

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Wynonie Mr Blues Harris & Wynonie Mr Blues Harris

    Good Rockin' Tonight

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 8.
  • Earl Bostic

    Flamingo

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 17.
  • Bud Powell

    Wail

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 14.
  • Erroll Garner

    These Foolish Things

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 18.
  • Sidney Bechet & Sidney Bechet

    Original Dixieland One-Step

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 7.
  • Jelly Roll Morton

    Buddy Bolden's Blues

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 3.
  • Lester Young

    Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

    • Jazz From American On Disques Vogue.
    • SONY.
    • 19.

Performers:

  Title:  Tonk  
  Artist: Duke Ellington 
  Composers: Duke Ellington 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 02:56
  Performers:  Duke Ellington, piano; Billy Strayhorn, piano; Joe Shulman, double bass. 

  Title:  Bop Scotch  
  Artist: Serge Chaloff 
  Composers: Serge Chaloff 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:14 
  Performers:  Red Rodney, trumpet; Earl Swope, trombone; Al Cohn, tenor saxophone, Serge Chaloff, baritone saxohphone; Terry Gibbs, vibraphone; Barbara Carroll, piano; Oscar Pettiford, double bass; Denzil Best, drums.

  Title:  Mosquito Knees  
  Artist: Stan Getz 
  Composers: Count Basie, Nat Pierce 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 05:21 
  Performers: Stan Getz, tenor saxophone; Al Haig, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Teddy Kotick, bass; Tiny Kahn, drums.

  Title:  Embraceable You  
  Artist: Charlie Parker 
  Composers: George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:41
  Performers: Miles Davis, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto saxophone; Duke Jordan, piano; Tommy Potter, double bass; Max Roach, drums.

  Title:  Sleepwalker Boogie  
  Artist: James Moody 
  Composers: Howard McGhee 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:22 
  Performers: Howard McGhee, trumpet; James Moody, tenor saxophone; Milt Jackson, vibraphone; Hank Jones, piano; Ray Brown, double bass; JC Heard, drums.

  Title:  Yancey Special  
  Artist: Pete Johnson 
  Composers: Andy Razaf / Meade Lux Lewis 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 02:50 
  Performers:  Pete Johnson, piano; Barney Kessel, guitar; Harry Babasin, double bass; Don Lamond, drums.

  Title:  Hometown Blues  
  Artist: Blind John Davis 
  Composers: Blind John Davis 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:44 
  Performers:  Blind John Davis

  Title:  Every Time I Feel The Spirit  
  Artist: The Spirit Of Memphis Quartet 
  Composers: Earl Malone 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 02:36 
  Performers: Willmer Broadnax, Robert Reed, tenor; Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, James Darling, baritone; Earl Malone, bass.

  Title:  Good Rockin' Tonight  
  Artist: Wynonie Mr Blues Harris 
  Composers: Roy Brown 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration:  02:44 
  Performers:  Wynonie Harris, vocals; Hot Lips Page, trumpet; Joe Britton, trombone; Vincent Bair-Bey, alto saxophone; Hal Singer, Tom Archia, tenor saxophone; Joe Knight, piano; Carl ‘Flat Top’ Wilson, double bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums


  Title:  Flamingo  
  Artist: Earl Bostic 
  Composers: Grouya/Anderson
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration:  02:40 
  Performers:  Earl Bostic, alto saxophone; Lowell “count” Hastings, tenor saxophone ; Gene Redd, vibraphone; Clifton Smalls, piano; Rene Hall, guitar; Ketter Betts, double bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.

  Title:  Wail  
  Artist: Bud Powell 
  Composers: Bud Powell 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration:  02:40 
  Performers: Fats Navarro, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Bud Powell, piano; Tommy Potter, double bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

  Title:  These Foolish Things  
  Artist: Erroll Garner 
  Composers: Starckey/Link/Marvell 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:14 
  Performers: Erroll Garner

  Title:  Original Dixieland One-Step  
  Artist: Sidney Bechet 
  Composers: Dominic J LaRocca 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 04:14 
  Performers: Sidney De Paris, trumpet; Jimmy Archey, trombone; Sidney Bechet, soprano saxophone; Don Kirkpatrick, piano; George ‘Pops’ Foster, bass; Manzie Johnson, drums. 

  Title:  Buddy Bolden's Blues Jazz  
  Artist: Jelly Roll Morton 
  Composers: Jelly Roll Morton 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 02:48
  Performers: Jelly Roll Morton, piano

  Title:  Jumping With Symphony Sid  
  Performers: Lester Young 
  Composers: Lester Young 
  Album Title: Jazz From American On Disques Vogue 
  Label:  Sony Catalogue No: 8875140962 
  Duration: 03:10
  Performers:  Lester Young, tenor saxophone; Argonne Thornton,piano; Fred Lacey, guitar; Rodney Richardson, bass; Lyndell Marshall, drums.

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