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It's The Way That You Swing It: The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford

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It's The Way That You Swing It: The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford
It's The Way That You Swing It: The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford


The Lunceford band was highly innovative both musically and visually and that may explain why it did not receive the recognition that its performances deserved. It could stand comparison with any band of the period and at one time or another, it beat all the other well-known bands in the "Battles Of The Bands" that took place regularly at dance halls around America. Looking back, it is difficult to understand why it did not reach the level of esteem with the general public that was enjoyed by bands that were not in the same class musically. The ability of the band did not pass without note by other bandleaders and Glenn Miller is reported as saying that Jimmie Lunceford had "the best of all bands." He went on to say, "Duke is great, Basie is remarkable, but Lunceford tops them both.


  1. Name
  2. Jazznocracy
  3. Rose Room (In Sunny Roseland)
  4. Stratosphere
  5. Nana
  6. Unsophisticated Sue
  7. Dream of You
  8. Rhythm Is Our Business
  9. Sleepy Time Gal
  10. Four Or Five Times
  11. Avalon
  12. Hittin' the Bottle
  13. I'm Nuts About Screwy Music
  14. The Melody Man - Jimmie Lunceford And His Harlem Express
  15. Organ Grinder's Swing
  16. Harlem Shout
  17. Running A Temperature
  18. He Ain't Got Rhythm
  19. Slumming On Park Avenue
  20. The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
  21. Hell's Bells
  22. For Dancers Only
  23. Pigeon Walk
  24. Annie Laurie
  25. Frisco Fog
  26. Margie
  27. Sweet Sue, Just You
  28. 'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
  29. Time's A-Wastin'
  30. What Is This Thing Called Swing
  31. Easter Parade
  32. Well, All Right Then
  33. I Used to Love You (But It's All Over Now)
  34. Belgium Stomp
  35. Think Of Me, Little Daddy - Jimmi Lunceford And His Orchestra
  36. Uptown Blues
  37. Lunceford Special
  38. I Got It
  39. Twenty-Four Robbers
  40. Battle Axe
  41. Chocolate
  42. Flamigo
  43. Siesta At The Fiesta
  44. Hi Spook
  45. Impromptu
  46. Blues In The Night (Parts 1 & 2)
  47. Strictly Instrumental
  48. Back Door Stuff (Parts 1 & )
  49. The Honeydripper
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