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Sku: 257751716
UPC: 600753455616
UPC 14: 00600753455616
Release Date: 12/10/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1: JUST FRIENDS (1947 ~ 1956):
1. Perdido, Pts. 1 & 2
2. No Noise, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ Machito & His Orchestra/Charlie Parker
3. Opera in Vout, Pts. 1 & 2
4. Just Friends
5. I Cover the Waterfront
6. Bloomdido ~ Charlie Parker
7. There's a Small Hotel
8. Debut ~ Oscar Peterson
9. Castle Rock
10. Port of Rico
11. You Go to My Head
12. Dale's Wail
13. Tenderly
14. Tenderly
15. Alright, Okay, You Win ~ (featuring Joe Williams)
16. April in Paris
17. I Can't Get Started ~ Dizzy Gillespie
18. Rock & Roll Waltz, The ~ Anita O'Day
19. Too Young for the Blues
20. Boogie Blues ~ (featuring Anita O'Day/Roy Eldridge)
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2: STARIWAY TO THE STARS (1956 ~ 1957):
1. Hello Baby
2. , The (End Of) A Beautiful Friendship
3. Stay There
4. Stars Fell on Alabama ~ Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong
5. Mountain Greenery
6. Manhattan
7. I Wonder
8. I've Never Left Your Arms
9. It's All Right with Me
10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
11. Derek's Blues
12. Sayonara ~ Teddy Wilson
13. Golden Striker, The
14. Sing, Sing, Sing
15. Stairway to the Stars
16. Swing Low Sweet Cadillac, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ Dizzy Gillespie
17. Frenesi ~ (featuring Billy May Orchestra)
18. Lulu's Back in Town
19. Strange Fruit
20. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen ~ Louis Armstrong
Disc 3
Song Title
0. DISC 3: BOSSA NOVA (1958 ~ 1963):
1. On the Street Where You Live
2. Mack the Knife ~ Ella Fitzgerald
3. Let's Do It
4. I'm Gonna Go Fishin', Pts. 1 f& 2
5. How High the Moon ~ Ella Fitzgerald
6. Bossa Nova
7. Mr. Paganini ~ Ella Fitzgerald
8. Cry Me a River ~ Ella Fitzgerald
9. Walk on the Wild Side
10. Desafinado ~ Charlie Byrd
11. Ol' Man River
12. Teach Me Tonight
13. Hippie Twist, The
14. Desafinado ~ Ella Fitzgerald
15. Manha de Carnaval [Morning of the Carnival]
16. Hobo Flats
17. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home ~ Ella Fitzgerald
18. Sambalero ~ Stan Getz
19. On Broadway ~ Bill Evans
20. More (Theme from Mondo Cane) ~ Kai Winding
Disc 4
Song Title
0. DISC 4: GOLDFINGER (1933 ~ 1965):
1. Theme From the V.I.P.'s
2. What'd I Say ~ Kenny Burrell
3. Theme from Any Number Can Win
4. Hymn to Freedom
5. Corcovado
6. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall ~ Ella Fitzgerald
7. If That's the Way You Want It
8. Mondo Cane #2 ~ Kai Winding
9. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ Jimmy Smith
10. Blowin' in the Wind
11. Girl from Ipanema, The ~ Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto
12. Hello Dolly ~ Ella Fitzgerald
13. Makin' Whoopee
14. Cat, The
15. Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
16. Ringo Beat, The ~ Ella Fitzgerald
17. You've Been Talkin' 'Bout My Baby ~ Donald Byrd
18. Soul Sauce
19. Goldfinger
20. Agua de Beber
Disc 5
Song Title
0. DISC 5: BUMPIN' ON SUNSET (1965 ~ 2001):
1. Organ Grinder Swing ~ Jimmy Smith
2. Loie
3. Imagine My Frustration ~ Ella Fitzgerald
4. Spanish Grease
5. Goin' Out of My Head
6. Got My Mojo Workin', Pts. 1 & 2
7. Pavanne
8. Hoochie Coochie Man, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ Jimmy Smith
9. Bumpin' on Sunset
10. Sunshine Superman ~ Willie Bobo
11. California Dreaming
12. Dindi
13. Evil Ways
14. Manteca ~ Chico O'Farrill
15. Chain of Fools, Pts. 1 & 2 ~ Jimmy Smith
16. Word, The
17. Preacher, The
18. Agnus Dei ~ Lalo Schifrin
19. Communications '72
20. Look of Love, The ~ Diana Krall
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Richard Havers.
Muze PNote Recording information: A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Canada (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Crescnedo Club, Hollywood, CA (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Los Angeles, CA (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Madison, WI (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Olympic Studios, London, England (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Paris, France (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (01/04/1956-??/??/1971); A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Canada (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Crescnedo Club, Hollywood, CA (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Los Angeles, CA (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Madison, WI (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Olympic Studios, London, England (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Paris, France (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (01/25/1956-??/??/2001); A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1960); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (02/13/1960); Canada (02/13/1960); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1960); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (02/13/1960); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1960); Crescnedo Club, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1960); Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany (02/13/1960); Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (02/13/1960); Los Angeles, CA (02/13/1960); Madison, WI (02/13/1960); New York, NY (02/13/1960); Olympic Studios, London, England (02/13/1960); Paris, France (02/13/1960); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1960); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1960); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1960); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/13/1960); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (02/13/1960); A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1962); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (02/13/1962); Canada (02/13/1962); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1962); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (02/13/1962); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1962); Crescnedo Club, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1962); Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany (02/13/1962); Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (02/13/1962); Los Angeles, CA (02/13/1962); Madison, WI (02/13/1962); New York, NY (02/13/1962); Olympic Studios, London, England (02/13/1962); Paris, France (02/13/1962); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1962); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1962); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (02/13/1962); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/13/1962); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (02/13/1962); A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Canada (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Crescnedo Club, Hollywood, CA (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Deutschland Halle, Berlin, Germany (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Los Angeles, CA (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Madison, WI (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Olympic Studios, London, England (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Paris, France (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Plaza Sound Studios, New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Reeves Sound Studios, New York, NY (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL (03/??/1946-10/23/1964); A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY (03/18/1963-03/19/1963); All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (03/18/1963-03/19/1963); Canada (03/18/1963-03/19/1963); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (03/18/1963-03/19/1963).
Muze PNote Conventional wisdom has it that jazz is a style of music best suited for long-playing formats, and that it was never meant for the singles charts. Of course, that isn't really the case -- plenty of great jazz records were recorded long before the invention of the LP (even if 78s made it difficult to document long improvisational jams), and jazz was a genuinely popular form before rock and other styles usurped it on the charts in the '60s and '70s. Even into the 1970s, stations geared for listeners with little interest in rock would regularly blend accessible jazz into the mix, before fusion alienated one part of jazz's mainstream audience in order to engage another. Jazz's relationship with the mainstream is the unspoken theme of The Sound of America: The Singles Collection, a five-disc box set that collects 100 tracks Verve Records issued as singles between 1947 and 1972 (one track from Diana Krall brings the set into the 21st century) as label head Norman Granz aimed for all kinds of listeners and not simply jazz snobs. While several of the early tracks on this set fall into the category of dance tunes and novelty items (the latter best represented by Slim Gaillard's "Opera in Vout"), there's plenty of "real" jazz on this set, with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Ben Webster, and Dizzy Gillespie all represented on disc one. As the set goes on, vocalists and stylish interpretations of old standards become a dominant force, performances that were expressive but still had one foot in the hit parade, and Ella Fitzgerald's many sides here demonstrate how formally innovative a performer could be and still please a crowd (her scatting on 1961's "How High the Moon" is a dazzling show of imagination and technique). By the mid-'60s, things start to slip a bit, as Fitzgerald gets talked into recording something called "The Ringo Beat" and show tunes and covers of pop hits replace standards and originals, but there's still plenty that allows soloists to shine (particularly Jimmy Smith's mighty organ workouts and Willie Bobo's sinewy Latin grooves), and "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto is a sterling example of jazz that could fit gracefully in with pop formats. Much of what's on The Sound of America: The Singles Collection is bold and brassy, but if most of this ignores the more experimental waters of bebop and beyond, nearly everything captures gifted and soulful artists working at the top of their craft, and it's hard to imagine how music as strong and approachable as this fell out of favor and was shunted into "specialty" programming. This is a fine set for jazz devotees, and a trimmed-down edition could be a convincer for folks who believe jazz is too esoteric for them; either way, it's a fascinating and entertaining look at an often forgotten aspect of a great record label. ~ Mark Deming

Producer: Paul Conroy (Compilation); Richard Havers (Compilation); Kit Buckler (Compilation); The Matey Boys (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Dizzy Gillespie
Muze Guest Artist Thelonious Monk
Muze Guest Artist Joe Williams
Muze Guest Artist Anita O'Day
Muze Guest Artist Roy Eldridge
Muze Guest Artist Joe Lippman Orchestra
Muze Guest Artist Billy May Orchestra
Muze Guest Artist Grady Tate
Muze Guest Artist Kenny Burrell

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/18/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5345561
Music Label Name Label : Verve
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 5
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00600753455616

Product Attributes

Product attributeBox Set:   Yes
Product attributeLabel:   Verve
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