Bix Beiderbecke:  The Ultimate Collection

Bix Beiderbecke: The Ultimate Collection

Bix was probably the most illustrious of the white jazzmen that came to prominence in the 1920s, roughly at the same time as Louis Armstrong, and his influence was certainly comparable to that of his rival. Sadly, the dramatic impact Leon 'Bix' Beiderbecke made on the early jazz scene as a cornetist was tragically short-lived. He died in 1931 aged only 28. His most memorable recordings are:

1. Jazz Me Blues (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Delaney
2. I'm Coming Virginia (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Heywood
3. Singin' The Blues (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Conrad/Robinson/Lewis/Young
4. Riverboat Shuffle (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Camichael/Voynow/Mills
5. Ostrich Walk (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - La Rocca/Shields
6. Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Lodwig/Quicksell
7. Cryin' All Day (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Trumbauer/Morehouse
8. Louisana (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Johnson/Schaffer/Razaf
9. Royal Garden Blues (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Williams/Williams
10. At The Jazz Band Ball (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - La Rocca/Shields
11. Clarinet Marmalade (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Shileds/Ragas
12. Lonely Melody (with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra) - Coslow/Meroff/Dyson
13. Dardanella (with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra) - Bernard/Black/Fischer
14. Sorry (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Klarges/Quicksell
15. Goose Pimples (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Trent/Henderson
16. Baltimore (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - McHugh/Healy/Kahal
17. Humpty Dumpty (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Livingston
18. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Creamer/Layton
19. Thou Swell (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Rodgers/Hart
20. Krazy Kat (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Trumbauer
21. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Green
22. Somebody Stole My Girl (Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang) - Wood
23. Three Blind Mice (with Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra) - Trumbauer/Morehouse
24. San (with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra) - McPhail/Michels
25. In A Mist (Bix, piano solo) - Beiderbecke

Total running time 75 minutes

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