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The Benny Carter Collection 1929-47
The Benny Carter Collection 1929-47

Benny Carter
Styles: Jazz
Catalogue Number: FABCD351
This is part of a mini-series on our competitively priced budget label Fabulous under the banner of Jazz Legends, presenting some of great and influential names of jazz, with recordings drawn from the classic era of the genre’s development between 1920 and 1950. Benny Carter was one of the most respected and influential figures in jazz in a career extending over eight decades, both as a versatile musician, recording and performing on alto and soprano sax, clarinet, trumpet and , as well as being a highly skilled arranger and composer. This great value 24-track collection broadly covers the first two decades of his recording career, both as bandleader and performer and arranger with other ensembles, working in both small group and larger orchestra environments, and with great vocalists like Billie Holiday and Big Joe Turner. It showcases his multiple talents and features him alongside some equally illustrious contemporaries. It’s an extremely entertaining journey through a dynamic and exciting era of jazz.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 I'd Love It McKinney's Cotton Pickers
2 Miss Hannah McKinney's Cotton Pickers
3 My Gal Sal Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra
4 Once Upon A Time Chocolate Dandies
5 Devil's Holiday Benny Carter & His Orchestra
6 Lonesome Nights Benny Carter & His Orchestra
7 Symphony In Riffs Benny Carter & His Orchestra
8 These Foolish Things Benny Carter & His Orchestra
9 When Day Is Done Benny Carter & His Orchestra
10 Black Bottom Benny Carter And The Ramblers
11 Lazy Afternoon (Luie Middag) Benny Carter & His Orchestra
12 What Shall I Say? Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra with Billie Holiday
13 When Lights Are Low Lionel Hampton & His Orch.:
14 How Long, How Long Blues The Varsity Seven with Big Joe Turner
15 Smack Coleman Hawkins And The Chocolate Dandies
16 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me Coleman Hawkins And The Chocolate Dandies
17 St Louis Blues Billie Holiday With Benny Carter And His All Star Orchestra
18 All Of Me Benny Carter & His Orchestra
19 Midnight Benny Carter & His Orchestra
20 Back Bay Boogie Benny Carter & His Orchestra
21 Moppin' And Boppin' from the film "Stormy Weather"
22 I Can't Get Started Benny Carter & His Orchestra
23 Jump Call Benny Carter & His Orchestra
24 Boulevard Bounce Lucky Thompson And His Lucky Seven
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