Various Artists

Golden Greats: Greatest Swing

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AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard

This is a three-CD budget collection of many great swing tunes performed by the biggest names in swing music. The sound quality is good, as are the performances, but the lack of discographical information could be frustrating to jazz aficionados.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Duke Ellington 03:11 Amazon
2 Benny Goodman 02:57 Amazon
3 Fletcher Henderson 03:00 Amazon
4 Andy Kirk 02:58 Amazon
5 Duke Ellington 03:37 Amazon
6 Chick Webb 02:32 Amazon
7 Count Basie 03:05 Amazon
8 Earl Hines 02:36 Amazon
9 Tommy Dorsey 03:36 Amazon
10 Jimmy Dorsey 03:04 Amazon
11 Glenn Miller 02:43 Amazon
12 Cab Calloway 02:45 Amazon
13 Jimmie Lunceford 02:59 Amazon
14 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 03:11 Amazon
15 Benny Goodman 03:25 Amazon
16 Harry James 03:12 Amazon
17 Gene Krupa 03:02 Amazon
18 Cab Calloway 02:54 Amazon
19 Don Redman 03:14 Amazon
20 Charlie Barnet 02:36 Amazon
21 Jay McShann 02:39 Amazon
22 Artie Shaw 02:58 Amazon
23 Benny Carter 02:50 Amazon
24 Stan Kenton 03:17 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Glenn Miller 03:33 Amazon
2 Artie Shaw 03:04 Amazon
3 Benny Goodman 03:19 Amazon
4 Bunny Berigan 04:51 Amazon
5 Benny Goodman 03:19 Amazon
6 Charlie Barnet 03:27 Amazon
7 Chick Webb 02:37 Amazon
8 Harry James 02:42 Amazon
9 Jimmy Dorsey 03:01 Amazon
10 Duke Ellington 03:33 Amazon
11 Count Basie 02:42 Amazon
12 Gene Krupa 02:59 Amazon
13 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra 03:15 Amazon
14 Jimmie Lunceford 02:40 Amazon
15 Bob Crosby 02:54 Amazon
16 Glenn Miller 03:23 Amazon
17 Erskine Hawkins 03:16 Amazon
18 Cab Calloway 02:56 Amazon
19 Tommy Dorsey 03:10 Amazon
20 Chick Webb 03:16 Amazon
21 Casa Loma Orchestra 02:33 Amazon
22 Fletcher Henderson 03:03 Amazon
23 Glenn Miller 03:28 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Woody Herman 03:05 Amazon
2 Cab Calloway 02:56 Amazon
3 Count Basie 02:35 Amazon
4 Gene Krupa 02:37 Amazon
5 Benny Goodman 02:50 Amazon
6 Duke Ellington 02:58 Amazon
7 Earl Hines 03:03 Amazon
8 Lucky Millinder 03:08 Amazon
9 Lionel Hampton 03:05 Amazon
10 Gene Krupa 03:01 Amazon
11 Benny Goodman 02:53 Amazon
12 Jimmie Lunceford 05:28 Amazon
13 Gene Krupa 02:53 Amazon
14 Stan Kenton 02:43 Amazon
15 Woody Herman 03:19 Amazon
16 Count Basie 03:08 Amazon
17 Duke Ellington 03:16 Amazon
18 Benny Goodman 03:13 Amazon
19 Charlie Barnet 03:15 Amazon
20 Gene Krupa 03:04 Amazon
21 Stan Kenton 02:43 Amazon
22 Lionel Hampton 05:58 Amazon
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