Ray Charles – The Genius Sings the Blues

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“Early in the Mornin'” (Hickman, Jordan, Bartley) – 2:48
“Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)” – 2:56
“The Midnight Hour” (Sweet) – 3:02
“(Night Time Is) The Right Time” (Brown, Cadena, Herman) – 3:25
“Feelin’ Sad” (Jones) – 2:50
“Ray’s Blues” – 2:55

“I’m Movin’ On” (Snow) – 2:13
“I Believe to My Soul” – 3:01
“Nobody Cares” – 2:41
“Mr. Charles’ Blues” – 2:48
“Some Day Baby” – 3:01
“I Wonder Who” – 2:46

Recorded 1952–1960

Quincy Jones – Smackwater Jack


“Smackwater Jack” (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:31
“Cast Your Fate to the Wind” (Vince Guaraldi, Carel Werber) – 4:26
“Ironside” (Quincy Jones) – 3:53
“What’s Going On” (Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 9:51
“Theme from “The Anderson Tapes” (from the The Anderson Tapes)” (Jones) – 5:16
“Brown Ballad” (Ray Brown) – 4:20
“Hikky-Burr” (Bill Cosby, Jones) – 4:02
“Guitar Blues Odyssey: From Roots to Fruits” (Jones) – 6:35

Quincy Jones: arranger, conductor, Vocalist
Valerie Simpson: Vocalist
Bill Cosby: Vocalist
Marilyn Jackson: Vocalist
Freddie Hubbard: Flugelhorn
Marvin Stamm: Flugelhorn
Buddy Childers: Trumpet
Snooky Young: Trumpet
Joe Newman: Trumpet
Ernie Royal: Trumpet
Wayne Andre: Trombone
Garnett Brown: Trombone
Eric Gale: Guitar
Toots Thielemans: Guitar, Harmonica
Arthur Adams: Guitar
Freddie Robinson: Guitar
Jim Hall: Guitar
Joe Beck: Guitar
Grady Tate: Drums, Percussion
Paul Humphries: Drums
Bob James: Keyboards
Jaki Byard: Piano
Monty Alexander: Piano
Joe Sample: Keyboards
Jimmy Smith: Organ
Dick Hyman: Piano, Electric Harpsichord
Chuck Rainey: Bass
Bob Cranshaw: Bass
Ray Brown: Double Bass
Hubert Laws: Flute, Saxophone
Milt Jackson: Vibes
Carol Kaye: Bass
Pete Christlieb: Tenor Saxophone
Jerome Richardson: Tenor Saxophone
Edd Kalehoff: Moog Synthesizer
Paul Beaver: Moog Synthesizer
Bobby Scott: Piano

Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney – Fancy Meeting You Here

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“Fancy Meeting You Here” (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:31
“(I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China” (Frank Loesser) – 2:40
“I Can’t Get Started” (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 3:50
“Hindustan” (Oliver Wallace, Harold Weeks) – 2:53
“It Happened In Monterey” (Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne) – 2:44
“You Came a Long Way From St. Louis” (John Benson Brooks, Bob Russell) – 3:07
“Love Won’t Let You Get Away” (Cahn, Van Heusen) – 2:03
“How About You?” (Burton Lane, Arthur Freed) – 3:14
“Brazil” (Ary Barroso, Bob Russell) – 3:31
“Isle of Capri” (Will Grosz, Jimmy Kennedy) – 2:40
“Say “Si Si”” (“Para Vigo Me Voy”) (Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban, Al Stillman) – 2:22
“Calcutta” (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) – 2:55
“Love Won’t Let You Get Away” – 3:41

Bing Crosby – vocal
Rosemary Clooney
Billy May – arranger, conductor

Bing Crosby – Bing with a Beat

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“Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella”
“I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter”
“Along the Way to Waikiki”
“Exactly Like You”
“Dream a Little Dream of Me”
“Last Night on the Back Porch”
“Some Sunny Day”
“Tell Me”
“Mack the Knife”
“Down Among the Sheltering Palms”
“Mama Loves Papa”

Arranged By, Clarinet – Matty Matlock
Bass – Red Callender
Conductor, Trumpet – Bob Scobey
Drums – Nick Fatool
Guitar – Clancy Hayes
Piano – Ralph Sutton (2)
Tenor Saxophone – Dave Harris (2)
Trombone – Abe Lincoln
Trumpet – Frank Beach
Vocals – Bing Crosby

Sammy Davis Jr – The Shelter of Your Arms


“Bee-Bom” (Les Vandyke) – 2:22
“Make Someone Happy” (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 3:00
“The Party’s Over” (Comden, Green, Styne) – 4:17
“Some Days Everything Goes Wrong” (Ervin Drake) – 2:50
“The Shelter of Your Arms” (Jerry Samuels) – 2:52
“A Man With a Dream” (Stella Unger, Victor Young) – 2:57
“That’s for Me” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 3:11
“If I Loved You” (Hammerstein, Rodgers) – 3:58
“Come On Strong” (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:37
“I Married an Angel” (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) – 2:00
“Guys and Dolls” (Frank Loesser) – 2:09

Sammy Davis Jr / Count Basie – Our Shining Hour


“My Shining Hour” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:10
“Teach Me Tonight” (Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul) – 3:05
“Work Song” (Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown, Jr.) – 2:12
“Why Try to Change Me Now?” (Cy Coleman, Joseph Allan McCarthy) – 3:24
“Blues for Mr. Charlie” (Bobby Sharp) – 3:43
“April in Paris” (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 2:45
“New York City Blues” (Quincy Jones, Peggy Lee) – 2:51
“You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You” (James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan, Larry Stock) – 2:58
“She’s a Woman (W-O-M-A-N)” (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) – 2:21
“The Girl from Ipanema” (Vinícius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel) – 4:07
“Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now” (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) – 2:51
“Bill Basie Won’t You Please Come Home” (Count Basie, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jones) – 2:38

Sammy Davis, Jr. – vocals, tap

The Count Basie Orchestra
Count Basie – piano, bandleader
Quincy Jones – arranger, conductor
George Rhodes – arranger
Al Aarons – trumpet
Sonny Cohn
Wallace Davenport
Joe Newman
Snooky Young
Henderson Chambers – trombone
Henry Coker
Bill Hughes
Grover Mitchell
Marshall Royal – clarinet, alto saxophone
Eric Dixon – tenor saxophone
Sal Nistico
Charles Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Frank Wess – saxophone
Freddie Green – guitar
Ray Brown – double bass
Sonny Payne – drums
Emil Richards – percussion

Sammy Davis Jr – Greatest Hits


What Kind Of Fool Am I? – 2:48
If I Ruled The World – 3:34
Gonna Build A Mountain – 3:00
As Long As She Needs Me – 2:42
Once In A Lifetime – 2:15
Hey There – 2:10
The Shelter Of Your Arms – 2:48
The Birth Of The Blues – 2:34
Talk To The Animals – 3:00
On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) – 2:42
Yes I Can – 2:15
Bee-Bom – 2:10

Sammy Davis Jr – Lonely is the Name


“Lonely Is the Name” (Bert Kaempfert, Rehbin, Carl Sigman) – 3:15
“Up, Up and Away” (Jimmy Webb) – 3:28
“The Good Life” (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) – 2:43
“Shake, Shake, Shake” (Clark, Resnick) – 3:02
“We’ll Be Together Again” (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) – 2:50
“Don’t Take Your Time” (Roger Nichols, Tony Asher) – 2:38
“Children, Children” (Ken Kaganovitch, Ron Rose) – 3:26
Medley: “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”/”You’ve Got Your Troubles” (Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby)/(Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook) – 3:04
“All That Jazz (From A Man Called Adam)” (Benny Carter, Al Stillman) – 2:16
“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” (Cole Porter) – 2:34

Sammy Davis Jr – Now


“The Candy Man” – 3:10 (covered from the film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
“This is My Life” – 3:23
“I am Over 25 – But You Can Trust Me” – 3:24
“Have a Little Talk with Myself” – 3:26
“Willoughby Grove” – 3:58
“Take My Hand” – 4:20
“I’ll Begin Again” – 2:35 (from the film Scrooge)
“I Want to Be Happy” – 2:45
“MacArthur Park” – 7:30
“Time to Ride” – 2:28
“John Shaft” – 3:49

Herbie Hancock – The Prisoner


“I Have a Dream” – 10:58
“The Prisoner” – 7:57
“Firewater” (Buster Williams) – 7:33
“He Who Lives in Fear” – 6:51
“Promise of the Sun” – 7:52

Herbie Hancock — piano, electric piano
Johnny Coles — flugelhorn
Garnett Brown — trombone
Joe Henderson — tenor saxophone, alto flute
Buster Williams — bass
Tootie Heath — drums
Tony Studd — bass trombone
Jack Jeffers — bass trombone
Hubert Laws — flute
Jerome Richardson — bass clarinet, flute
Romeo Penque — bass clarinet

Bing Crosby – Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings


A1 The Song Is You – Written By – Kern / Hammerstein II
A2 Mountain Greenery – Written By – Rodgers / Hart
A3 Cheek To Cheek – Written By – Berlin
A4 ‘Deed I Do – Written By – Hirsch / Rose
A5 Heat Wave – Written By – Berlin
A6 The Blue Room – Written By – Rodgers / Hart
B1 Have You Met Miss Jones? – Written By – Rodgers / Hart
B2 I’ve Got Five Dollars – Written By – Rodgers / Hart
B3 They All Laughed – Written By – Gershwin Brothers
B4 Nice Work If You Can Get It – Written By – Gershwin Brothers
B5 September In The Rain – Written By – Dubin / Warren
B6 Jeepers Creepers

Arranged By – Buddy Bregman
Liner Notes – Donald Freeman
Photography By [Cover] – Phil Stern
Vocals – Bing Crosby

Sammy Davis Jr. ‎– I Gotta Right To Swing


A1 The Lady Is A Tramp – 4:20
A2 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues – 3:12
A3 Get On The Right Track Baby – 2:48
A4 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me – 3:18
A5 I Got A Woman – 4:30
B1 There Is No Greater Love – 2:31
B2 Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You – 3:50
B3 This Little Girl Of Mine – 1:57
B4 Till Then
B5 Face To Face
B6 Mess Around – 2:46

Cab Calloway – Blues Make Me Happy


A1 Blues In The Night
A2 Basin Street Blues
A3 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
A4 Learnin’ The Blues
A5 Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
A6 St. Louis Blues
B1 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
B2 The Birth Of The Blues
B3 Blue Prelude
B4 I Get The Blues When It Rains
B5 Cry Me A River
B6 Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me

Sammy Davis Jr – Starring Sammy Davis Jr.


“The Lonesome Road” (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) – 2:10
“Hey There” (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) – 2:48
“And This Is My Beloved” (Robert C. Wright, George Forrest) – 2:52
“September Song” (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 2:51
“Because of You” (Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson) – 5:28
“Easy to Love” (Cole Porter) – 2:24
“Glad to Be Unhappy” (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:05
“Stan’ Up an’ Fight” (Georges Bizet, Hammerstein) – 4:09
“My Funny Valentine” (Hart, Rodgers) – 3:07
“Spoken For” (Mickey Rooney) – 2:56
“Birth of the Blues” (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson) – 5:14

Vocals – Sammy Davis Jr.