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Essential Sides

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Essential Sides
Essential Sides


This 104 track, 4CD set charts the course of Coleman Hawkins' career between 1929 and the end of his European sojourn just before the Second World War. In this time he played with, among others, Henry Allen, Benny Carter, Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt and Benny Goodman and became the acknowledged master of the tenor sax. JSP has taken care to work from good original sources, and the collections of John R.T. Davies, Charlie Crump and Ron Geesin have been heavily drawn upon. Even the problematical 1936 Swiss session with The Berries is here, thanks to the good offices of Dan Morgenstern of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutger's University.


  1. Name
  2. That's How I Feel Today
  3. Six Or Seven Times
  4. Plain Dirt
  5. Gee, Ain't I Good To You
  6. I'd Love It
  7. The Way I Feel Today
  8. Miss Hannah
  9. Peggy
  10. Wherever there's Will, Baby
  11. Hello, Lola
  12. One Hour
  13. Dismal Dan
  14. Poor Richard
  15. Down Georgia Way
  16. Goodbye Blues
  17. Cloudy Skies
  18. Got Another Sweetie
  19. Bugle Call Rag
  20. Dee Blues
  21. Georgia On My Mind
  22. I Can't Believe You In Love With Me
  23. The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  24. You Rascal, You
  25. Someday, Sweetheart
  26. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  27. Nocturne
  28. Somebody Stole Gaberiel's Horn
  29. Pastorale
  30. Bugle Call Rag
  31. Arabesque
  32. Fanfare
  33. Sweet Sorrow Blues
  34. Music At Midnight
  35. Sweet Sue - Just You
  36. Air In D Flat
  37. Donegal Cradle Song
  38. Firebird
  39. Music At Sunrise
  40. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
  41. The River's Taking Care Of Me
  42. Ain'tcha Got Music?
  43. Stringin' Along On A Shoe String
  44. Shadows On The Swanee
  45. The Day You Came Along
  46. Jamaica Shout
  47. Heartbreak Blues
  48. Hush My Mouth
  49. You're Gonna Lose Your Girl
  50. Dark Clouds
  51. My Galveston Gal
  52. Georgia Jubilee
  53. Junk Man
  54. Ol' Pappy
  55. Emaline
  56. It Sends Me
  57. I Ain't Got Nobody
  58. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  59. Lullaby
  60. Lady Be Good
  61. Lost In A Fog
  62. Honeysuckle Rose
  63. Some Of These Days
  64. After You've Gone
  65. I Only Have Eyes For You
  66. I Wish I Were Twins
  67. Hands Across The Table
  68. Blue Moon
  69. Avalon
  70. What A Difference A Day Made
  71. Star Dust
  72. Chicago
  73. Meditation
  74. What Harlem Is To Me
  75. Netcha's Dream
  76. Love Cries
  77. Sorrow
  78. Tigar Rag
  79. It May Not Be True
  80. I Wanna Go Back To Harlem
  81. Consolation
  82. A Strange Fact
  83. Original Dixieland One-Step
  84. Smiles
  85. Something Is Going To Give Me Away
  86. Honeysuckle Rose
  87. Crazy Rhythm
  88. Out Of Nowhere
  89. Sweet Georgia Brown
  90. Lamentation
  91. Devotion
  92. Somebody Loves Me
  93. Mighty Like The Blues
  94. Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
  95. My Buddy
  96. Star Dust
  97. Well All Right Then
  98. Blues Evermore
  99. Dear Old Southland
  100. 'Way Down
  101. I Know That You Know
  102. When Buddha Smiles
  103. Swinging In The Groove
  104. The Darktown Strutter's Ball
  105. My Melancholy Baby
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