Earl Hines

The Alternative Takes, Vol. 1: 1929-1941

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This series is of immense value to consumers of the French Classics CD Series. These are alternate takes in chronological order of historic jazz (and some blues), with a strong representation of the swing era. Alternative Takes: 1929-1941 contains 25 Earl Hines tracks on a single disc, including "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Sentimental Mood," "Everybody Loves My Baby," and two takes of "Love Me Tonight." While the disc is definitely directed toward collectors, anyone with an interest in this period of jazz will also enjoy it.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:41
2 3:17
3 3:21
4 2:52
5
2:55
6 2:47
7 3:02
8
2:53
9
3:19
10 2:34
11 2:42
12 2:28
13 2:49
14 3:15
15 2:57
16 2:39
17
3:01
18 2:11
19 2:40
20 3:05
21 2:51
22 2:48
23 2:31
24 2:42
25 2:32
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