Egged on by the inestimable Messrs. Riccardi and Hutchinson, I present my unexpurgated and hugely idiosyncratic list of the first 25 selections on my iPod, no cheating.  Readers of similar temperaments are encouraged to respond:

Perdido, Stuff Smith

Sleigh Ride, Mark Shane’s Xmas All-Stars

Good Little, Bad Little You, Cliff Edwards (Venuti and Lang)

Blame it On the Blues, Duke Heitger’s Big Four

It’s A Sin to Tell A Lie, Humphrey Lyttelton

Walk It To Me, Hot Lips Page

Gassin’ the Wig, Roy Porter

Under A Texas Moon, Seger Ellis

They Say, Echoes of Swing

Some Rainy Day, Hal Smith’s Roadrunners

Linden Blues, Rex Stewart

There’s Something In My Mind, Ruby Braff

Down By The Old Mill Stream, Benny Goodman

Sweet Sue, Jammin’ at Rudi’s (Rudi Blesh, 1951)

Take the “A” Train, Duke Ellington

My Blue Heaven, Eddie Condon (Town Hall)

Farewell Blues, Eddie Condon (Decca)

Stay On the Right Side of the Road, Bing Crosby

Oriental Man, Simon Stribling

All That Meat and No Potatoes, The Three Keys

Stompin’ at the Savoy – Fine and Dandy, Coleman Hawkins (1967 JATP with Teddy Wilson)

Corrine Corrina, Red Nichols

Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Cliff Edwards

St. Louis Bllues, The Boswell Sisters

I’ll See You In My Dreams, Jeff Healey


Perhaps not a scientific cross-section or a scholarly sample, but those tracks — in that idiosyncratic assortment — offer great happiness.  Anyone care to join in?

9 responses to “SHUFFLE ALONG!

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  2. Stompy Jones

    Doin’ the iPod Shuffle (more fun than the New Low Down or the Dicty Glide). Today’s first 25:

    Margie – Bill Coleman
    If Dreams Come True – Dick Wellstood
    Dopey Joe – Slim & Slam
    Moonburn – Bing Crosby, Joe Sullivan
    When I Take My Sugar To Tea – Marty Grosz
    Low Cotton – Django, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard
    Now That I Need You, You’re Gone – Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, Jimmy Dorsey
    What Is There To Say – Ruby Braff, Ralph Sutton
    Four Or Five Times – Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman, et al.
    I Used To Be Color Blind – Fred Astaire
    Sunday – Ukelele Ike
    Blues In Bea’s Flat – Panama Francis, Savoy Sultans
    Muggin’ Lightly – Luis Russell
    The Sergeant On Furlough – Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, et al.
    Put ‘Em Down Blues – Louis Armstrong
    Coney Island Washboard – Mills Brothers
    Blow, Champ, Blow – Hot Lips Page
    Louise – Paul Whiteman w/ Bing
    Blackstick – Sidney Bechet, Noble Sissle
    In The Dark – Ken Peplowski, Howard Alden
    Breezin’ Along With The Breeze – The Merry Macs
    From The Land Of Sky Blue Water – Mildred Bailey
    Zooming At The Zombie – John Kirby
    Wolverine Blues – Wild Bill, Vic Dickenson, Bob Wilber, et al.
    The Coffee Song – Rebecca Kilgore
    If It Ain’t Love – Fats Waller
    It’s Been So Long – Bobby Gordon, Dave McKenna

    That’s 27 and counting…..

  3. Nice! I’m going to have to go and look up some of those titles 🙂

  4. Stompy Jones

    Dameron Stomp – Harlan Leonard
    I’ve Got The World On A String – Red McKenzie, Spirits of Rhythm
    Waiting At The End Of The Road – Ethel Waters
    Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip – Anita O’Day
    Freeport Blues – Basie, Zoot Sims, Lockjaw Davis, Sweets Edison, et al.
    Blue Lou (live) – Erroll Garner, Wardell Gray
    The Horn – Ben Webster, Lips Page
    It’s So Peaceful In The Country – Delta Rhythm Boys
    Tootin’ My Baby Back Home – Ziggy Elman
    Creole Belles – Evan Christopher, Dick Hyman
    The Five O’Clock Whistle – Erskine Hawkins
    Keen And Peachy – Woody Herman
    So In Love – Hampton Hawes
    Then You’ve Never Been Blue – Helen Carr
    Sugar Hill Function – Red Allen
    There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin – Bing Crosby, Andrews Sisters
    Through For The Night – Dan Barrett, Tom Baker
    The Trumpet’s Prayer – King Oliver
    Spain – Peter Ecklund, Joe Muranyi, Eddie Davis
    Fantasy On Frankie And Johnny – Erroll Garner
    Rampage In G Minor – Buck Clayton & His Swing Band
    I’ve Got To Be A Rug Cutter – Erroll Garner
    The Minor Drag – Jim Galloway, Dick Wellstood
    Avalon – Joe Venuti, Zoot Sims
    Roodles – Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

  5. I’ll play!
    1. Willow Weep for Me – Harry James
    2. Pepper Steak – Washboard Rhythm Kings
    3. Jumpin’ at the Woodside – Count Basie
    4. Down Yonder – Tiny Parham & His Musicians
    5. Singing the Blues – Fletcher Henderson
    6. Beale Street Blues – Bill Coleman
    7. Perdido – Stuff Smith
    8. We Can’t Go On This Way – Ella Fitzgerald
    9. Beautiful Texas – Milton Brown
    10. Eep, Ipe, Wanna Piece of Pie – Fats Waller
    11. Beat It Out – Fats Waller & His Rhythm
    12. Lay Your Racket – Sidney Bechet
    13. Cheek to Cheek – Oscar Peterson
    14. All Of You – Bobby Hackett
    15. Give It Up – Pete Brown
    16. I Need Some Pettin – Bix Beiderbecke
    17. That’s What I’m Talking About – Bennie Moten
    18. Black Maria – Carroll Dickerson’s Savoy Orchestra
    19 Okay Baby – Mckinney’s Cotton Pickers
    20. Fat Stuff Serenade – Duke Ellington
    21. Lover – Oscar Peterson
    22. My Last Affair – Ella & Basie
    23. Looking At You – Lee Wiley
    24. Baby Brown – Bill Coleman
    25. Let Your Light Shine On Me – Blind Willie Johnson

  6. Those are righteous lists! Dawn, I consider myself a Pete Brown fancier: what is “Give It Up”? Is this the altoist who recorded with Newton, Joe Thomas, Maxine Sullivan, and that wonderful Decca session with Hackett, Kyle, and Carter? Please clarify! And thanks – – –

  7. Great lists everybody! Just imagine if we actually put thought into our selections and their playing order! Maybe there’s more surprising juxtapositions this way?

  8. 1. Three Blind Mice, by Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke
    2. Perdido, by Duke Ellington from Standard Transcriptions
    3. Blue Cellophane, by Ellington, from Black, Brown and Beige
    4. Squeeze Me, by the Basie Bunch, from Too Marvelous For Words
    5.Twelfth Street Rag, by Louis Armstrong, from Hot Fives and Sevens
    6. Sugar Hill Bop, by Wardell Gray, from the Wardell Gray Story
    7. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You, by Chu Berry, from Complete Commodore Recordings
    8. The Element Within Her (Demo), by Elvis Costello, from Punch the Clock
    9. Berry’s Blues, by Illinois Jacquet, form Mosaic’s Illinois box set
    10. I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance, by Wild Bill Davison, from complete Commodore Recordings
    11. Memories of You #3, by Bud Freeman, from Commodores
    12. On Revival Day (take 3), by Jack Purvis, from “” 1928-33
    13. Time After Time, by Stan Getz, from Award Winner
    14. I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling *edited alternate), by Louis Armstrong, from Satch Plays Fats
    15. So Near, So Far, by Miles Davis, from Seven Steps To Heaven, The Complete
    16.Whistlin’ The Blues No. 3, by Muggsy Spanier, from Commodores
    17. Fickle Fay Creep, by Jelly Roll Morton, from the Pearls, Library of Congress
    18. Topsy, by Ike Quebec, from the BluNote Swingtets
    19. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo, by Steely Dan, fro a Decade of Steely Dan
    20. Our House, by Madness, from Total Madness
    21. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair, by Led Zeppelin, from the BBC sessions
    22. Time After Time, by Big Joe Turner, from Big Joe Rides Again
    23. Taxman, by the Beatles, from Revolver
    24. Ballad Medley, by Eddie Condon, fromRingside at Condon’s
    25. Fun, by Sly and the Family Stone, from The Essential “”
    26. Sobbin’ Blues, by King Oliver’s Jazz Band, from Masters of Jazz
    27. My Fate Is In Your Hands, by Fats Waller, from “” 1929
    28. Pleasin’ paul, by Victoria Spivey, from 1929-30 Henry “Red” Allen
    29. Try Me (with instrumental bridge), by James Brown and the Famous Flames, fromLive at teh Apollo
    30. You Sexy Thing, by Hot Chocolate, Every One’s a Winner

    not a bad representation of some of the stuff I like to listen to. I have an ancient 40GB iPod filled to the max with 7000 tracks.

  9. Hello everyone!

    I’ve enjoyed going through your list. Keep ’em coming!

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