Larkin's Jazz

Various Artists

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4
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2-5 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
July 26, 2010

Format: Compact Disc

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Twenty-five years after his death, Larkin's international reputation as a poet shows no signs of diminishing. In 2008, he gained first place in a poll of readers of The Times to choose the "50 greatest British writers since 1945". His writings and opinions on jazz have been as controversial as they have been astute. As is well-known, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane were his bêtes noirs, but Larkin's strictures against them - notably in his collected reviews All What Jazz - are not always to be taken too seriously.
Larkin's Jazz, commissioned by the Philip Larkin Society, is part of the "Larkin 25" celebrations. Larkin wrote that: "Few things in life have given me more pleasure in life than listening to jazz." This collection offers fresh perspectives on both Larkin and the jazz he actually liked. There is no other compilation of "Larkin's Jazz" on the market.
A majority of the devotees of Larkin's poetry do not share his passion for jazz. But they have never had the opportunity to listen to a representative sampling of the records that were one of the great artistic experiences of his life. "Philip Larkin's Jazz: A Celebration" offers them the opportunity to discover what they have missed or ignored.
Trevor Tolley and John White offer informed and "personal" reflections on Larkin and the music that he loved. Both have written extensively on Larkin and jazz.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX155
Barcode 0805520021555
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 212g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 11mm x 129mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Ray Noble and his Orchestra - Tiger Rag -
2. The Washboard Rhythm Kings - I'm Gonna Play Down By The Ohio -
3. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - Ain't Misbehavin' -
4. Jimmie Noone and his New Orleans Band - The Blues Jumped A Rabbit -
5. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - Knockin' A Jug -
6. Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five - Squeeze Me -
7. The Chicago Rhythm Kings - I've Found A New Baby -
8. McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans - Nobody's Sweetheart -
9. Artie Shaw and his New Music - The Blues Pt.1 -
10. Artie Shaw and his New Msic - The Blues Pt.2 -
11. Bob Crosby's Bob Cats - Spain -
12. The Teddy Wilson Quartet - Just A Mood (Blue Mood) -
13. Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - On The Sunny Side Of The Street -
14. Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra - Body And Soul -
15. Count Basie and his Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump -
16. Count Basie and his Orchestra - Sent For You Yesterday -
17. Count Basie and his Orchestra - Every Tub -
18. Count Basie and his Orchestra - Swingin' The Blues -
19. Count Basie and his Orchestra - Jumpin' At The Woodside -
20. Jones-Smith Incorporated (Count Basie) - Shoe-Shine Swing -
21. Bessie Smith - Backwater Blues -
22. Bessie Smith - Reckless Blues -
23. Bessie Smith with Buck and his Band - I'm Down In The Dumps -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Bix Beiderbecke and his Gang - Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down -
2. Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans -
3. The Mound City Blueblowers - One Hour -
4. The Louisiana Rhythm Kings - Basin Street Blues -
5. Billy Banks and his Orchestra - Bugle Call Rag -
6. Billy Banks and his Orchestra - Oh Peter -
7. Billy Banks and his Orchestra - Spider Crawl -
8. The Rhythmakers - I Would Do Anything For You -
9. The Rhythmakers - Yellow Dog Blues -
10. Eddie Condon and his Orchestra - The Eel -
11. Eddie Condon and his Orchestra - Home Cooking -
12. Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang - Chasing Shadows -
13. Eddie Condon and his Band - I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll -
14. Eddie Condon and his Windy City Seven - Carnegie Drag -
15. Pee Wee Russell's Hot Four - D.A. Blues -
16. Art Hodes' Hot Five - Shine -
17. Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band - I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate -
18. Harry James and his Boogie-Woogie Trio - Boo-Woo -
19. Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans - Blues Of Israel -
20. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra - Life Goes To A Party -
21. Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra - These Foolish Things -
22. Billie Holiday and her Orchestra - A Sailboat In The Moonlight -
23. Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Man I Love -
24. First English Public Jam Session - Tea For Two -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. King Oliver's Jazz Band - Riverside Blues -
2. New Orleans Feetwarmers - Maple Leaf Rag -
3. Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers - Old Man Blues -
4. Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers - Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Mornin' -
5. Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers - Blue Horizon -
6. Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five - Savoy Blues -
7. Johnny Dodds' Black Bottom Stompers - Wild Man Blues -
8. Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five - Tight Like This -
9. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - Dallas Blues -
10. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - St. Louis Blues -
11. Henry Allen and his Orchestra - Feelin' Drowsy -
12. Henry Allen and his Orchestra - Patrol Wagon Blues -
13. Louis Russell and his Orchestra - Feelin' The Spirit -
14. Fats Waller and his Rhythm - Serenade To A Wealthy Widow -
15. Fats Waller and his Rhythm - When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful -
16. Fats Waller and his Buddies - Ridin' But Walkin' -
17. Eddie's Hot Shots - I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee -
18. Jelly Roll Morton and his Orchestra - Deep Creek -
19. Albert Ammons and his Rhythm Kings - Early Mornin' Blues -
20. Duke Ellington and his Kentucky Club Orchestra - East St. Louis Toodle-oo -
21. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Echoes Of The Jungle -
22. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - In A Jam -
23. Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra - Jack The Bear -
24. Johnny Hodges and his Orchestra - That's The Blues, Old Man -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Earl Bostic and his Orchestra - Flamingo -
2. Eddie Condon and his All Stars - How Come You Do Me Like You Do ? -
3. Jimmy Witherspoon - No Rollin' Blues -
4. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Hello Little Girl -
5. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - How High The Moon -
6. Coleman Hawkins - Bird Of Prey Blues -
7. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - Jeep's Blues -
8. The Benny Goodman Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump -
9. Louis Armstrong with the Russ Garcia Orchestra - You're The Top -
10. The Art Tatum/Ben Webster Quartet - Have You Met Miss Jones? -