Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra

1936-1937

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Swing collectors may very well find the Teddy Wilson series on Classics to be a bit troubling for, although it logically reissues all of the great swing pianist's recordings as a leader in order (skipping the alternate takes), many of the sides (those featuring Billie Holiday) are also available on Columbia's complete Lady Day program. This particular CD not only has 16 Holiday vocals (including "The Way You Look Tonight," "Pennies from Heaven," a version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" in which she shows off the influence of Louis Armstrong, and four wonderful titles from her first recorded meeting with tenor saxophonist Lester Young), but also three instrumentals and two rarities apiece from singers Redd Harper and Midge Williams which are sure to frustrate completists.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:55
2
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:53
3
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:12
4
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:16
5
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:02
6
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:13
7
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:18
8
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:08
9
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:51
10
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:27
11
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:28
12
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:53
13
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:13
14
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:40
15
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:51
16
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:10
17
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:50
18
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:55
19
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:00
20
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:00
21
feat: Teddy Wilson
2:38
22
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:09
23
feat: Teddy Wilson
3:09
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