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The Big Blast: 100 Classic Big Bands

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The Big Blast: 100 Classic Big Bands
The Big Blast: 100 Classic Big Bands


The big bands were on the main branches of the entertainment business that truly reflected the changing demands and economic climate of the age. Playing the popular music of the day, these bands fuelled the dance craze that swept the American Continent. This 100-track monster takes you on a musical journey spanning from 1927 to 1960 with contributions from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans and Sun Ra. Also included is a 56 page book with notes about each of the 100 big bands within, discographical information and rare photos.


  1. Name
  2. Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra-Clementine (From New Orleans)
  3. Mckinney's Cotton Pickers-Put It There
  4. Jelly Roll Morton And His Orchestra-Red Hot Pepper (Stomp)
  5. Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra-Futuristic Rhythm
  6. Luis Russell and his Orchestra-Feelin' The Spirit
  7. Red Nichols And His Five Pennies-China Boy
  8. Glen Gray And His Casa Loma Orchestra-White Jazz
  9. Don Redman And His Orchestra-Chant Of The Weed
  10. Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra-Mush Mouth
  11. Isham Jones And His Orchestra-Blue Prelude
  12. Mills Blues Rhythm Band-Jazz Cocktail
  13. Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra-Toby
  14. Ray Noble And The New Mayfair Orchestra-What A Perfect Combination
  15. Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra-Stompin' At The Savoy
  16. Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra-Down South Camp Meeting
  17. Benny Carter And His Orchestra-Everybody Shuffle
  18. Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-Tailspin
  19. Willie Bryant And His Orchestra-The Voice Of Old Man River
  20. Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra-Farewell Blues
  21. Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra-Swing That Music
  22. Joe Haymes And His Orchestra-Should I ?
  23. Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra-Organ Grinder's Swing
  24. Teddy Hill And His Nbc Orchestra-King Porter Stomp
  25. Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra-I Can't Get Started
  26. Red Norvo And His Orchestra-Russian Lullaby
  27. Benny Goodman And His Orchestra-Ridin' High
  28. Bob Crosby And His Orchestra-South Rampart Street Parade
  29. Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra-Meet The Band
  30. Spud Murphy And His Orchestra-Trans-Continental
  31. Larry Clinton And His Orchestra-My Reverie
  32. Count Basie And His Orchestra-Jumpin' At The Woodside
  33. Glenn Miller And His Orchestra-Moonlight Serenade
  34. Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra-Tuxedo Junction
  35. Jan Savitt And His Top Hatters-720 In The Books
  36. Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra-Swingin' On The Teagarden Gate
  37. Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra-Wham (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
  38. Cab Calloway And His Orchestra-Pickin' The Cabbage
  39. Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra-Ko-Ko
  40. Earl Hines And His Orchestra-Deep Forest
  41. Horace Henderson And His Orchestra-Kitty On Toast
  42. Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra-Contrasts
  43. Harlan Leonard And His Rockets-400 Swing
  44. Will Bradley And His Orchestra-Bounce Me,Brother,With A Solid Four
  45. Hal Mcintyre And His Orchestra-South Bayou Shuffle
  46. Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra-Well Git It!
  47. Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra-The Elks Parade
  48. Muggsy Spanier And His Orchestra-American Patrol
  49. Jay Mcshann And His Orchestra-Sepian Bounce
  50. Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy-Mcghee Special
  51. Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra-Little John Special
  52. Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra-The Moose
  53. Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra-Bradshaw Bounce
  54. Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra-Fish Market
  55. Artie Shaw And His Orchestra-Jumpin' On The Merry-Go-Round
  56. Georgie Auld And His Orchestra-In The Middle
  57. Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra-Night In Tunisia
  58. Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra-Cool Breeze
  59. Charlie Ventura And His Orchestra-Annie, Annie Over
  60. Ralph Burns And His Orchestra-Introspection
  61. George Handy And His Orchestra-The Bloos
  62. Gene Krupa And His Orchestra-Disc Jockey Jump
  63. Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra-Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy
  64. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson-Railroad Porters Blues
  65. Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra-Midnight Sun
  66. Neal Hefti And His Orchestra-Repetition
  67. Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra-Yardbird Suite
  68. Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra-Good Bait
  69. Machito And His Afro-Cubans-Asia Minor
  70. The Metronome All Stars-Overtime
  71. Roy Porter And His Orchestra-Gassin' The Wig
  72. Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra-Elevation
  73. Buddy De Franco And His Orchestra-A Bird In Igor's Yard
  74. Gil Fuller And His Orchestra-Tropicana
  75. Woody Herman And His Orchestra-Not Really The Blues
  76. Ted Heath And His Music-Euphoria
  77. Maynard Ferguson And His Orchestra-Short Wave
  78. Billy May And His Orchestra-Mayhem
  79. Sauter - Finegan Orchestra-The Doodletown Fifers
  80. Stan Kenton And His Orchestra-Loverman
  81. Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists-Jump For Joy
  82. Louie Bellson And His Orchestra-For Europeans Only
  83. Shorty Rogers-Topsy
  84. Les Brown And His Band Of Renown-I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  85. Harry James And His Orchestra-The Great Lie
  86. Pete Rugolo And His Orchestra-Bobbin' With Bob
  87. Oscar Pettiford And His Orchestra-The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair
  88. Sun Ra And His Myth Science Arkestra-Transition
  89. Buddy Rich And His Orchestra-Down For Double
  90. Bill Holman And His Orchestra-Airegin
  91. Cootie Williams And Rex Stewart-Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  92. Flory - Porcino Jazz Wave Orchestra-An Occasional Man
  93. The Herb Pomeroy Orchestra-Theme For Terry
  94. The Nat Pierce Orchestra-7th Avenue Express
  95. Sal Salvador And His Orchestra-Deep Down
  96. Mercer Ellington And His Orchestra-Frolic Sam
  97. Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra-Go Ahead And Rock
  98. Gil Evans And His Orchestra-Joy Spring
  99. Johnny Richards And His Orchestra-Run Wild
  100. Terry Gibbs Dream Band-The Song Is You
  101. Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band-Black Nightgown
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