Various Artists

Best of Swing [Disky]

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A three-CD box set that rounds up 68 classic recordings from jazz's most popular period. Both big hits and rarities are aboard from Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Bunny Berigan, Gene Krupa, Harry James, the Dorsey Brothers, and Woody Herman. Along with the big names are also important tracks from Charlie Barnet, Bob Crosby, Chick Webb, Erskine Hawkins, Andy Kirk, Lucky Millinder, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Stan Kenton, Fletcher Henderson, and the Casa Loma Orchestra. A great little set with good sound at a nice price.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:12
2 3:04
3 3:13
4 2:36
5 2:55
6 3:16
7 3:31
8 3:15
9 3:04
10 3:08
11 2:34
12 3:17
13 3:15
14 3:18
15 2:47
16 3:12
17 3:05
18 3:00
19 3:10
20 3:17
21 2:53
22 3:25
23 3:13

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:33
2 3:04
3 3:19
4 4:51
5 3:19
6 3:27
7 2:37
8 2:42
9 3:01
10 3:33
11 2:42
12 2:59
13 3:15
14 2:40
15 2:54
16 3:23
17 3:16
18 2:56
19 3:10
20 3:16
21 2:33
22 3:03
23 3:28

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:05
2 2:56
3 2:35
4 2:37
5 2:50
6 2:58
7 3:03
8 3:08
9 3:05
10 3:01
11 2:53
12 5:28
13 2:53
14 2:43
15 3:19
16 3:08
17 3:16
18 3:13
19 3:15
20 3:04
21 2:43
22 5:58
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