Alto CD

Best of Dixieland Jazz

Best of Dixieland Jazz
Best of Dixieland Jazz

Best of Dixieland Jazz

Dutch Swing College
Pete Fountain
Jack Teagarden
Sidney Bechet
Al Hirt
Louis Armstrong ETC

Catalogue Number: ALN 1947
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time: 76:05 1949- 61





“Many bands here were led by musicians whose playing careers stretched way back before the formation of the ODJB…Dixieland jazz can be said to have originated in New Orleans in the early 1900’s when band members began to improvise or ‘jazz’ up a melody rather than play it ‘straight’ as in the score. Improvisation is by its very nature unique to each performer, but what separated the New Orleans players from others was that they improvised as an ensemble not as solo instrumentalists: as one player played the melody, others together improvised around it.” (James Murray)

  • 1. When the Saints go Marching in (Trad.) Teddy Buckner & All Stars, 1955 2.33
  • 2 South Rampart Street Parade (Bauduc/Haggart/Allen) 3.30
    Dutch Swing College Band, 1958
  • 3. Lazy River (Carmichael/Ardoin) Pete Fountain, 1959 3.10
  • 4. Basin Street Blues (Williams) Louis Armstrong and his All Stars, 1957 2.38
  • 5. Muskrat Ramble (Ory) Kid Ory and his Creole Jazz Band, 1949 2.46
  • 6. At the Jazz Band Ball (La Rocca/Shields) Muggsy Spanier Ragtime Band, 1950 2.50
  • 7. There’ll be Some Changes Made (Overstreet/Higgins) 4.01
    Jimmy McPartland and his Dixielanders, 1957
  • 8. High Society (Steele/Melrose) Jack Teagarden & Don Goldie, 1960 3.29
  • 9. Runnin’ Wild (Grey/Gibbs/Wood) George Wettling’s All Stars, 1957 4.22
  • 10. Down by the Old Mill Stream (Taylor) Sidney Bechet, 1957 3.04
  • 11. Willie the Weeper (Melrose/Bloom/Rymal) 2.30
    George Lewis and his New Orleans Music, 1950
  • 12. Jazz Me Blues (Delaney) Al Hirt, 1956 3.33
  • 13. Milenberg Joys (Morton) Wilbur De Paris, 1951 1.28
  • 14. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (Creamer/Layton) 1.31
    Dutch Swing College Band, 1960
  • 15. Bye Bye Bill Bailey (Dant/Fountain) Pete Fountain, 1961 2.40
  • 16. The Faithful Hussar (Frantzen) Louis Armstrong & his All Stars,1956 3.08
  • 17. Riverboat Shuffle (Carmichael) Jack Teagarden & Don Goldie, 1960 2.51
  • 18. Royal Garden Blues (C. & S. Williams) Kid Ory Creole Jazz Band, 1954 2.41
  • 19. After You’ve Gone (Creamer/Layton) George Wettling’s All Stars, 1957 3.27
  • 20. Dippermouth Blues (Oliver) Muggsy Spanier’s Ragtime Band, 1956 2.26
  • 21. Tin Roof Blues/ (Pollack/Mares/Brunies/Roppolo) 3.16
    Dutch Swing College Band, 1960
  • 22. Cotton Fields (Ledbetter) Pete Fountain,1957 2.27
  • 23. Shreveport Stomp (Morton) Wilbur De Paris, 1952 3.01
  • 24. Sugar (Pinkard/Alexander/Mitchell) Al Hirt, 1956 3.37
  • 25. Original Dixieland One-Step (La Rocca) Jimmy McPartland Dixielanders,1957 3.41