Jazz music sprung out of Dixieland music which sprung out of Ragtime which likely originated in New Orleans. These club musicians eventually migrated to Chicago and New York. As this style gained popularity, bandleaders began upping the ante by increasing the size of their outfits until they were considered orchestras, and the Big Bands were formed. In the 20’s, a new medium called radio brought these bands a broader audience than strictly performing on the road could ever possibly have done.

01 American Patrol Glenn Miller 3:19

02 Frankie And Johnny Bunny Berigan 2:49

03 Sweet Georgia Brown Earl Hines 2:27

04 St Louis Shuffle Fletcher Henderson 2:52

05 String Of Pearls Benny Goodman 2:58

06 Don’t Be That Way Jimmy Dorsey 2:58

07 I’m Getting Sentimental Over You Tommy Dorsey 3:15

08 Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins 3:37

09 T’Ain’t What You Do Jimmie Lunceford 3:05

10 Taboo Stan Kenton 3:19

11 One O‘Clock Jump Count Basie 3:03

12 Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway 3:13

13 Trouble In Mind Lucky Millinder 2:40

14 Drummin’ Man Gene Krupa 3:03

15 Back Beat Boogie Harry James 2:46

16 Sugar Foot Stomp Bob Crosby 2:25

17 Stompin At The Savoy Chick Webb 3:09

18 Flying Home Lionel Hampton 3:12

19 Begin The Beguine Artie Shaw 3:13

20 Mood Indigo Duke Ellington 2:55 

Total Playing Time: 60:18

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