ContentsDecember 23, 1938 concert. Swingin' the blues ; One o'clock jump (Count Basie & his orchestra) ; Introduction (John Hammond) ; Blues with Lips (Oran "Hot Lips" Page, with Count Basie Orchestra) ; I never knew ; Don't be that way (Kansas City Five) ; Introduction (John Hammond) ; Blues with Helen (Helen Humes, with Kansas City Five) ; Introduction (John Hammond) ; I ain't got nobody (Count Basie, Walter Page, Jo Jones) ; Jumpin' blues (Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson) ; Honky tonk train blues (Meade Lux Lewis) ; Low down dog ; It's all right, baby (Joe Turner, Pete Johnson) ; Boogie woogie (Albert Ammons) ; Cavalcade of boogie (Meade Lux Lewis ... [et al.]) ; Rock me ; That's all (Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Albert Ammons) ; What more can my Jesus do? ; My poor mother died a'shoutin' ; Are you living humble (Mitchell's Christian Singers) ; Weary blues ; Milenberg joys ; I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate (New Orleans Feetwarmers) ; It was just a dream (Big Bill Broonzy, Albert Ammons) ; Fox chase (Sonny Terry) ; Carolina shout (James P. Johnson) ; Every tub ; Stealin' blues (Jimmy Rushing [2nd work], Count Basie & his orchestra) ; After you've gone (Kansas City Six)
Oh, lady be good ; Allez-oop ; Mortgage stomp (Kansas City Five) (studio recording, June 3, 1938, New York)
December 24, 1939 concert. Spoken introduction (Sterling A. Brown) ; Gospel train ; I'm on my way ; Noah (Golden Gate Quartet) ; I got rhythm ; Flying home ; Memories of you ; Stompin' at the Savoy ; Honeysuckle Rose (Benny Goodman Sextet) ; Blueberry rhyme ; The mule walk (James P. Johnson) ; Lowdown dirty shame ; 'Fore day creep (Ida Cox ... [et al.]) ; Done got wise ; Louise, Louise (Big Bill Broonzy, Albert Ammons) ; Mountain blues (Sonny Terry) ; The new John Henry (Sonny Terry, Bull City Red) ; Paging the devil ; Way down yonder in New Orleans ; Good morning blues (Kansas City Six) ; Old fashioned love ; If I could be with you one hour tonight (Count Basie & his orchestra, Helen Humes, James P. Johnson) ; That rhythm man (Count Basie & his orchestra) ; Oh, lady be good (jam session).
Blues (Music) -- 1931-1940.
Big band music.
African Americans -- Music.
Live sound recordings.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :Vanguard,1999
|Other Titles|| Legendary 1938 & 1939 Carnegie Hall concerts
Page, Hot Lips,
Humes, Helen, performer.
Basie, Count, 1904-1984, performer.
Page, Walter, performer.
Jones, Jo, 1911-1985, performer.
Lewis, Meade, 1905-1964, performer.
Ammons, Albert, 1907-1949, performer.
Johnson, Pete, 1904-1967, performer.
Turner, Joe, 1911-1985, performer.
Tharpe, Rosetta, 1915-1973, performer.
Broonzy, Big Bill, 1893-1958, performer.
Terry, Sonny, performer.
Johnson, James P. (James Price), 1894-1955, performer.
Rushing, Jimmy, performer.
Cox, Ida, 1889-1967, performer.
Bull City Red, performer.
Count Basie Orchestra, performer.
Kansas City Five, performer.
Mitchell's Christian Singers, performer.
New Orleans Feetwarmers (Musical group), performer.
Kansas City Six, performer.
Golden Gate Quartet, performer.
Benny Goodman Sextet, performer.
Jazz, blues, and spirituals.
Includes 23 previously unreleased tracks.
Compact discs; 3 containers, in box (31 cm.).
From spirituals to swing, by John Hammond, Charles Edward Smith, and Steve Buckingham (43 p. : ill.), and The New Masses presents an evening of American Negro music, From spirituals to swing (dedicated to Bessie Smith) (reproduction of program from the Dec. 23, 1938 concert) (19 p. : ill.) laid in.
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.