The Essential Sides Remastered 1929-1939

The Essential Sides Remastered 1929-1939

by Coleman Hawkins


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Coleman Hawkins, certainly a much sought-after sideman and soloist in his early days, had much to offer for the variety of early vintage jazz bands he played with. This whopping four-CD set really lays out the goods on Hawkins, as he was rapidly developing from 1929 up to the pre-World War II days ten years after. JSP Records, a trusted company in issuing no-nonsense and unique reissues, has really put its foot to the floorboard with this roaring overview of Hawkins. You get seven precious tracks with Detroit's McKinney's Cotton Pickers; a few with the obscure Jack Purvis, Michel Warlop, or Jack Hylton orchestras; and a massive 14 sides from Spike Hughes & His Negro Orchestra. In addition to the typical Chocolate Dandies, Benny Goodman, and Benny Carter recordings, there are rare sessions the tenor saxophonist co-led with trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen, a small handful with Hawkins as leader, and cuts accompanied by the Berries and the Ramblers. Apparently Dan Morgenstern from the Jazz Institute at Rutgers University was helpful advising JSP on excavating music for this compilation -- always a good thing. Also laudable are the digital reproductions of this older material, clean as can be and crankable. This might be an expense for both fans and novices, but it's well worth the price to hear a youthful master at his craft, with bands that challenged his already high-level artistry.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065903121
catalogNumber: 931
Rank: 248218


Disc 1

  1. That's How I Feel Today
  2. Six or Seven Times
  3. Plain Dirt
  4. Gee, Ain't I Good to You
  5. I'd Love It
  6. The Way I Feel Today
  7. Miss Hannah
  8. Peggy
  9. Wherever There's a Will, Baby
  10. Hello, Lola
  11. One Hour
  12. Dismal Dan
  13. Poor Richard
  14. Down Georgia Way
  15. Goodbye Blues
  16. Cloudy Skies
  17. Got Another Sweetie
  18. Bugle Call Rag
  19. Dee Blues
  20. Georgia on My Mind
  21. I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
  22. The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  23. You Rascal, You
  24. Someday, Sweetheart
  25. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

Disc 2

  1. Nocturne
  2. Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn
  3. Pastorale
  4. Bugel Call Rag
  5. Arabesque
  6. Fanfare
  7. Sweet Sorrow Blues
  8. Music at Midnight
  9. Sweet Sue - Just You
  10. Air in D Flat
  11. Donegal Cradle Song
  12. Firebird
  13. Music at Sunrise
  14. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
  15. The River's Taking Care of Me
  16. Ain'tcha Got Music?
  17. Stringin' Along on a Shoe String
  18. Shadows on the Swanee
  19. The Day You Came Along
  20. Jamaica Shout
  21. Heartbreak Blues
  22. Hush My Mouth
  23. You're Gonna Lose Your Girl
  24. Dark Clouds
  25. My Galveston Gal
  26. Georgia Jubilee

Disc 3

  1. Junk Man
  2. Ol' Pappy
  3. Emaline
  4. It Sends Me
  5. I Ain't Got Nobody
  6. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  7. Lullaby
  8. Lady Be Good
  9. Lost in a Fog
  10. Honeysuckle Rose
  11. Some of These Days
  12. After You've Gone
  13. I Only Have Eyes For You
  14. I Wish I Were Twins
  15. Hands Across the Table
  16. Blue Moon
  17. Avalon
  18. What a Difference a Day Made
  19. Star Dust
  20. Chicago
  21. Meditation
  22. What Harlem Is to Me
  23. Netcha's Dream
  24. Love Cries
  25. Sorrow
  26. Tiger Rag

Disc 4

  1. It May Not Be True
  2. I Wanna Go Back to Harlem
  3. Consolation
  4. A Strange Fact
  5. Original Dixieland One-Step
  6. Smiles
  7. Something Is Gonna Give Me Away
  8. Honeysuckle Rose
  9. Crazy Rhythm
  10. Out of Nowhere
  11. Sweet Georgia Brown
  12. Lamentation
  13. Devotion
  14. Somebody Loves Me
  15. Mighty Like the Blues
  16. Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
  17. My Buddy
  18. Star Dust
  19. Well All Right Then
  20. Blues Evermore
  21. Dear Old Southland
  22. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  23. I Know That You Know
  24. When Buddha Smiles
  25. Swinging in the Groove
  26. The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  27. My Melancholy Baby

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