Various Artists - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

With 111 tracks that showcase artists at their best and most influential, this remarkable anthology updates and expands the milestone "Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz" of 1973, once again offering a wellspring resource for educators, students, musicians, beginners, and aficionados.  Scores of leading jazz scholars, performers, and writers collaborated in selecting the recordings and producing the incisive annotations.  The 200-page compendium features an informative background essay as well as suggestions for listeners on appreciating the full richness of the performances.
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Full Song List
  • MAPLE LEAF RAG by DICK HYMAN
  • IN GLORYLAND by BUNK'S BRASS BAND
  • LIVERY STABLE BLUES by ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND
  • DIPPER MOUTH BLUES by KING OLIVER'S CREOLE JAZZ BAND
  • THE STAMPEDE by FLETCHER HENDERSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • BLACK BOTTOM STOMP by JELLY ROLL MORTON AND HIS RED HOT PEPPERS
  • SINGIN' THE BLUES (TILL MY DADDY COMES HOME) by FRANKIE TRUMBAUER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • BACK WATER BLUES by BESSIE SMITH AND JAMES P. JOHNSON
  • BLACK AND TAN FANTASY by DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • FROM MONDAY ON by BIX BEIDERBECKE & PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • WEST END BLUES by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS HOT FIVE
  • WEATHER BIRD by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • THAT'S A SERIOUS THING by EDDIE CONDON'S HOT SHOTS
  • HANDFUL OF RIFFS by EDDIE LANG AND LONNIE JOHNSON
  • YOU'VE GOT TO BE MODERNISTIC by JAMES P. JOHNSON
  • MOTEN SWING by BENNIE MOTEN AND HIS KANSAS CITY ORCHESTRA
  • EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY by THE BOSWELL SISTERS
  • MAPLE LEAF RAG by SIDNEY BECHET
  • DINAH by FATS WALLER AND HIS RHYTHM
  • SWING THAT MUSIC by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • HONKY TONK TRAIN BLUES by MEADE "LUX" LEWIS
  • MEAN TO ME by BILLIE HOLIDAY WITH TEDDY WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • FOR DANCERS ONLY by JIMMIE LUNCEFORD AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • ONE O'CLOCK JUMP by COUNT BASSIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • HARLEM CONGO by CHICK WEBB AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • MINOR SWING by QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
  • MARY'S IDEA by MARY LOU WILLIAMS WITH ANDY KIRK AND HIS CLOUDS OF JOY
  • WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW by LIONEL HAMPTON
  • BODY AND SOUL by COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • HONEYSUCKLE ROSE by BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • TIGER RAG by ART TATUM
  • KO-KO by DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA
  • HARD TIMES (TOPSY TURVY) by CAB CALLOWAY AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME by THE CHOCOLATE DANDIES
  • STARDUST by ARTIE SHAW AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • LET ME OFF UPTOWN by GENE KRUPA AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • SHAW 'NUFF by DIZZY GILLESPIE'S ALL-STAR QUINTETTE
  • MANTECA by DIZZY GILLESPIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • VIRGO FROM THE ZODIAC SUITE by MARY LOU WILLIAMS
  • DEXTER RIDES AGAIN by DEXTER GORDON
  • I WANT TO BE HAPPY by LESTER YOUNG - BUDDY RICH TRIO
  • INDIANA by BUD POWELL
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU by CHARLIE PARKER QUINTET
  • FOUR BROTHERS by WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • MISTERIOSO by THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET
  • LADY BIRD by TADD DAMERON SEXTET
  • TANGA by MACHITO AND HIS AFRO-CUBAN ORCHESTRA
  • SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN by THE GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET
  • WOW by LENNIE TRISTANO SEXTET
  • BOPLICITY by MILES DAVIS NONET
  • THE GOLDEN BULLET by COUNT BASIE OCTET
  • POPO by SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS GIANTS
  • WALKIN' SHOES by THE GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET WITH CHET BAKER
  • 23 DEGREES NORTH, 82 DEGREES WEST by STAN KENTON
  • DAAHOUD by CLIFFORD BROWN - MAX ROACH QUINTET
  • DJANGO by THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET
  • THE PREACHER by HORACE SILVER AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
  • I'LL REMEMBER APRIL by ERROLL GARNER TRIO
  • JONALEH by THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET
  • TRICROTISM by LUCKY THOMPSON TRIO
  • ST. THOMAS by SONNY ROLLINS
  • CALL FOR ALL DEMONS by SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM by NAT "KING" COLE AND HIS TRIO
  • STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND ELLA FITZGERALD
  • BLUES IN THE CLOSET by STAND GETZ AND J.J. JOHNSON
  • OL' MAN RIVER by OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
  • SUMMERTIME by MILES DAVIS: ORCHESTRA UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GIL EVANS
  • MOANIN' by ART BLAKEY & JAZZ MESSENGERS
  • MEET B.B. by COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • SO WHAT by MILES DAVIS SEXTET
  • GIANT STEPS by JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET
  • BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL by CHARLES MINGUS
  • BLUE RONDO A LA TURK by THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET
  • RAMBLIN' by ORNETTE COLEMAN QUARTET
  • WORK SONG by CANNONBALL ADDERLEY
  • WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS by SARAH VAUGHAN
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS, PART 1 (SINGLE VERSION) by JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET
  • WALTZ FOR DEBBY by BILL EVANS
  • 'ROUND MIDNIGHT by GEORGE RUSSELL SEXTET
  • COTTON TAIL by ELLA FITZGERALD WITH THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
  • ONE BY ONE by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
  • THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA by STAN GETZ AND ASTRUD GILBERTO
  • A LOVE SUPREME PART I: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT by JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET
  • E.S.P. by MILES DAVIS QUARTET
  • HAIG & HAIG by CLARK TERRY - BOB BROOKMEYER QUINTET
  • KING OF THE ROAD by JIMMY SMITH AND WES MONTGOMERY
  • ISFAHAN by DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • THE NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM (FROM A GENUINE TONG FUNERAL) by GARY BURTON
  • MATRIX by CHICK COREA
  • MILES RUNS THE VOODOO DOWN by MILES DAVIS
  • CELESTIAL TERRESTRIAL COMMUTERS by MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA
  • WATERMELON MAN by HERBIE HANCOCK
  • LONG YELLOW ROAD by TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI - LEW TABACKIN BIG BAND
  • JITNEY NO. 2 by CECIL TAYLOR
  • BRIGHT SIZE LIFE by PAT METHENY
  • MAPLE LEAF RAG by ANTHONY BRAXTON AND MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS
  • BIRDLAND by WEATHER REPORT
  • MY SONG by KEITH JARRETT
  • IYA by IRAKERE
  • BUSH MAGIC by ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
  • STEPPIN' by WORLD SAXOPHONE QUARTET
  • THE GLIDE WAS IN THE RIDE by STEVE COLEMAN GROUP
  • MANENBERG (REVISITED) by ABDULLAH IBRAHIM
  • NOTHING PERSONAL by MICHAEL BRECKER
  • AIREGIN by TITO PUENTE
  • DOWN THE AVENUE by WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET
  • TING NING by NGUYEN LE
  • KILAYIM by MASADA
  • HEY-HEE-HI-HO by MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
  • NEUTRALISME by MARTIAL SOLAL AND JOHNNY GRIFFIN
  • SUSPENDED NIGHT VARIATION VIII by TOMASZ STANKO