The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order

The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order

by Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt


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This budget five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, despite the title, these sides aren't chronological, a fact that engineer Ted Kendall admits in the liner notes. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. In fact, some of the better CD issues (particularly ASV/Living Era's Quintette du Hot Club de France) have sound quality that is nearly, if not equally, good. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent -- especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss. And much care has been taken to present this music in the best possible light -- the scattered liner notes are enthusiastically written and there are some real treasures unearthed along the way, from unissued second takes to tracks that have been issued for the first time at their correct pitch. All in all, Kendall deserves kudos for his meticulous attention to detail, and the super-low price is a Reinhardt fan's dream.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2000
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065900120
catalogNumber: 901
Rank: 69044


Disc 1

  1. I Saw Stars
  2. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  3. Dinah
  4. Tiger Rag
  5. Oh, Lady Be Good
  6. I Saw Stars
  7. Lily Belle May June
  8. Sweet Sue, Just You
  9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  10. The Continental
  11. Blue Drag
  12. Swanee River
  13. The Sunshine of Your Smile
  14. Ultrafox
  15. Avalon
  16. Smoke Rings
  17. Clouds
  18. Believe It, Beloved
  19. I've Found a New Baby
  20. St. Louis Blues
  21. Crazy Rhythm
  22. The Sheik of Araby
  23. Chasing Shadows
  24. I've Had My Moments
  25. Some of These Days
  26. Djangology

Disc 2

  1. Honeysuckle Rose
  2. Sweet Georgia Brown
  3. Night and Day
  4. My Sweet
  5. Souvenirs
  6. Daphne
  7. Black and White
  8. Stompin' at Decca
  9. Tornerai (J'Attendrai)
  10. If I Had You
  11. It Had to Be You
  12. Nocturne
  13. The Flat Foot Floogie
  14. Lambeth Walk
  15. Why Shouldn't I?
  16. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  17. Please Be Kind
  18. Louise
  19. Improvisation No. 2
  20. Undecided
  21. H.C.Q. Strut
  22. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  23. The Man I Love
  24. My Sweet
  25. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  26. Improvisation No. 2

Disc 3

  1. Billets Doux
  2. Swing de Paris
  3. Them There Eyes
  4. Three Little Words
  5. Appel Direct
  6. Hungaria
  7. Hungaria
  8. Jeepers Creepers
  9. Jeepers Creepers
  10. Swing '39
  11. Japanese Sandman
  12. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  13. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  14. Tea for Two
  15. Tea for Two
  16. My Melancholy Baby
  17. Time on My Hands
  18. Twelfth Year
  19. Twelfth Year
  20. My Melancholy Baby
  21. Japanese Sandman
  22. Tea for Two
  23. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  24. Hungaria

Disc 4

  1. Blue Moon
  2. Avalon
  3. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
  4. Stardust
  5. St. Louis Blues
  6. Limehouse Blues
  7. I Got Rhythm
  8. I've Found a New Baby
  9. It Was So Beautiful
  10. China Boy
  11. Moonglow
  12. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  13. I'se A-Muggin'
  14. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  15. Oriental Shuffle
  16. After You've Gone
  17. Are You in the Mood?
  18. Limehouse Blues
  19. Nagasaki
  20. Swing Guitars
  21. Georgia on My Mind
  22. Shine
  23. In the Still of the Night
  24. Sweet Chorus

Disc 5

  1. Exactly Like You
  2. Charleston
  3. You're Driving Me Crazy
  4. Tears
  5. Solitude
  6. Hot Lips
  7. Ain't Misbehavin'
  8. Rose Room
  9. Body and Soul
  10. When Day Is Done
  11. Runnin' Wild
  12. Chicago
  13. Liebestraum No. 3
  14. Miss Annabelle Lee
  15. A Little Love, a Little Kiss
  16. Mystery Pacific
  17. In a Sentimental Mood
  18. The Sheik of Araby
  19. Improvisation
  20. Parfum
  21. Alabamy Bound
  22. Rosetta
  23. Stardust
  24. The Object of My Affection

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Rex Stewart   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmie Grier   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Noel Gay   Composer
Michael Hoppé   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Abdullah Ibrahim   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Stuff Smith   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
George Whiting   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Arthur Gibbs   Composer
Art Hickman   Composer
Harry Richman   Composer
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra   Composer
Pinky Tomlin   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Sidney Clare   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Lew Pollack   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Nat Schwartz   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Adrian Ross   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
Dino Olivieri   Composer
Robert Katscher   Composer
Joe Grey   Composer
Coy Poe   Composer
Leo Silesu   Composer

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