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Lost Chords 1915- 1945
Various artists

Lost Chords 1915- 1945

CD | Retrieval | 0608917901825 | RTR 79018 | 05-99

About the album

Bix Beiderbecke, Boswell Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Bud Freeman, Benny Goodman, Eddie Lang, Red Nichols, Pee Wee Russell, Jack Teagarden, Joe Venuti, A.O.

These forty-nine selections constitute a sampler. Much of the music may well be unfamiliar, even to students of jazz history; but there is no questioning its place in the larger historical picture. Important, even indispensable, it rounds out perception, tells listeners where the phenomenon we now accept as jazz, in all its multifarious forms, came from, what it is, and perhaps even how it can survive. Like Lost Chords itself, the music offers a portrait of the white presence in early jazz. Objectively and fairly approached, both book and disks will prove informative, perhaps even enlightening; if they spur curiosity; the urge to find out more about this vast; and largely neglected aspect of jazz history, the excersice will not have been in vain.

Lost Chords, published by Oxford University Press concurrently with release of this double CD set, chronicles not only the role played by white jazzmen over a thirty-year period, but the countless ways in which they interacted with, influenced and were influenced by, their black and creole colleagues. The true story of those early jazz years, then, is a picaresque tale of cooperation, mutual admiration, cross-fertilization; fusion and fission – all despite, rather than because of, the segregation of the larger society.

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      I've Lost My Heart In Dixieland
       
    • 2
      Tiger Rag
       
    • 3
      Tiger Rag
       
    • 4
      Tin Roof Blues
       
    • 5
      Panama
       
    • 6
      Sizzlin' The Blues
       
    • 7
      There Ain't No Gal Like My Gal
       
    • 8
      Mamma Loves Papa
       
    • 9
      San
       
    • 10
      He May Be Your Man
       
    • 11
      Snakes Hips
       
    • 12
      A Good Man Is Hard To Find
       
    • 13
      Original Dixieland One-Step
       
    • 14
      Imagination
       
    • 15
      The Wild Dog
       
    • 16
      Sensation Stomp
       
    • 17
      Sittin' In A Corner
       
    • 18
      After You've Gone
       
    • 19
      Jazz Me Blues
       
    • 20
      Maple Leaf Rag
       
    • 21
      The Eel
       
    • 22
      Ja-Da
       
    • 23
      Shimme-Sha Wabble
       
    • 24
      I've Got A Crush On You
       
    • 1
      It's The Blues
       
    • 2
      Clementine
       
    • 3
      Buy, Buy For My Baby
       
    • 4
      White Jazz
       
    • 5
      It's Right Here For You
       
    • 6
      There'll Be Some Changes Made
       
    • 7
      Call Me A Taxi
       
    • 8
      Royal Garden Blues
       
    • 9
      Crying All Day
       
    • 10
      March Of The Hoodlums
       
    • 11
      For No Reacon At All In C
       
    • 12
      What's The Use Of Cryin', Baby?
       
    • 13
      Nothin' But The Blues
       
    • 14
      Stage Fright
       
    • 15
      The Chant
       
    • 16
      Taking Off
       
    • 17
      I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
       
    • 18
      Carolina In The Morning
       
    • 19
      It Had To Be You
       
    • 20
      Small Fry
       
    • 21
      New Orleans
       
    • 22
      Dance Of The Octopus
       
    • 23
      A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid
       
    • 24
      The Last Time I Saw Chicago
       
    • 25
      Jack Hits The Road
       
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