(2013) Jazz In Britain 1919-1950

Various Artists

... read moreThis four-disc collection from Proper is a solid overview of the music made in Great Britain in the first 30 years of jazz history. The contents of the box reveal not only British talent, per se, but also musicians from the rest of Europe -- Paris mostly -- and from the United States (of course)...

05:11′:24″ 101 Songs

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At The Jazz Band Ball
2:46
2
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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
2:44
3
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Snake's Hips
3:05
4
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Tiger Rag
2:30
5
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Eccentric
3:10
6
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Morning After Blues
2:52
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Riverboat Shuffle
3:26
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Arabella's Wedding Day
2:35
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Sugar Foot Stomp
2:47
10
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Stomp Your Feet
2:48
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You Don't Like It, Not Much
2:58
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Miss Annabelle Lee
3:09
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Grieving For You
3:11
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Dixie
3:16
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A Dicky Bird Told Me So
3:09
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Two Guitars
2:53
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Nobody's Sweetheart
2:58
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Miranda
3:09
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Love Me Or Leave Me
2:51
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That's A Plenty
3:01
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Song Of The Dawn
2:54
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Sobbin' Blues
3:07
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St Louis Blues
3:10
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Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do
3:29
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Allah's Holidays
3:13
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Bessie Couldn't Help It
3:03
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Buddy's Wednesday Outing
2:42
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Sunny Side Of The Street Part 2
3:05
29
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Ain't Misbehavin
2:46
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Duke Ellington Talking To Percy Mathison Brooks
2:27
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Hyde Park
2:56
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Jazz Cocktail
2:36
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Japanese Sandman
3:14
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Ellingtonia (Medley)
2:55
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Jitter Bug
3:11
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Romantic Joe
2:41
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I Ain't Got Nobody
3:08
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I Wish I Were Twins
2:38
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Fascinating Rhythm
2:53
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Stars Fell On Alabama
3:15
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Sheik Of Araby
2:28
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Some Of These Days
3:05
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Hummin' To Myself
3:10
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Singin' The Blues
3:15
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Nightfall
3:11
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Is It True What They Say About Dixie
2:44
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Just A Mood
3:08
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Lady Be Good
2:58
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Gin And Jive
2:57
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King Porter Stomp
3:03
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Cotton Pickers Congregation
3:07
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Amoresque
3:01
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Blue Murder
2:56
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The Sheik Of Araby
2:47
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If You Were The Only Girl In The World
2:32
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Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
2:42
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I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby
2:41
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Ain't Misbehavin’
2:59
59
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Lambeth Walk
2:47
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Snakehips Swing
2:51
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10 A.M. Blues
2:45
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My Melancholy Baby
2:50
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Darktown Strutters Ball
2:54
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Stardust
2:23
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I Heard
3:22
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The Java Joint
3:07
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Tea For Two
5:42
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Blue Skies
3:13
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Red Duster Rag
3:09
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Bugle Call Rag
2:37
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Buddy's Blues
3:20
72
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Rockin' The Blues
2:56
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I'm Comin' Virginia
2:46
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Five Flat Flurry
2:44
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot
2:54
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Dick's Boogie
2:52
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In A Little Spanish Town
2:43
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165 Blues
3:00
79
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Bakerloo Non-Stop
2:43
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Hey Ba- Ba- Rebop
2:09
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Blue Charm
3:13
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Rockin' In Rhythm
3:11
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When The Saints Go Marching In
4:01
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Blue Moon
5:45
85
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Thriving On A Riff
1:11
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Five Guys Named Moe
2:51
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Mop Mop
3:05
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I Can't Get Started
3:32
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Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
3:13
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Wolverine Blues
2:59
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Jazz Club Stomp
2:46
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Wee Dot
2:44
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Lover Man
3:42
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Gone With The Windmill
2:54
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Blues In Thirds
4:04
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Bbc Broadcast From "Hi, Gang!" (Medley)
9:43
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Lyonia
2:57
98
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Alexander's Ragtime Band
3:23
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Some Of These Days
2:45
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It's Only A Paper Moon
3:04
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Maple Leaf Rag
3:09
Released 10 March 2013, ℗ Proper Box

Review

This four-disc collection from Proper is a solid overview of the music made in Great Britain in the first 30 years of jazz history. The contents of the box reveal not only British talent, per se, but also musicians from the rest of Europe -- Paris mostly -- and from the United States (of course). There are 101 tracks that make up this decently annotated set, with the greatest number of surprises being on disc one. From the rarities like Fred Elizade & His Cambridge Undergarments with "Stomp Your Feet," to Allan Selby's classic "Love Me or Leaver Me," and Ted Lewis' "Song of the Dawn" and "Sobbin' Blues," there are numerous surprises. Jimmy Dorsey even makes an appearance with Spike Hughes & His Three Blind Mice on a fine reading of "St. Louis Blues." Beginning on disc two, we begin to see the "American Invasion," as it were, with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Garland Wilson all with sides recorded in the British Isles. But it is in the peculiarly British sounds that this set finds it charm, such as in the inclusion of tracks by Buck and Bubbles, Duncan Whyte, Ambrose & His Orchestra, Danny Polo, Jack Hylton's Rhythmagicians, Ted Heath (of course), Alan Dean's Beboppers, the great Yorkshire Jazz Band, Graeme Bell & His Australian Jazz Band, Freddy Randall, Ronnie Scott's Club 11 Boptet, and many others. While the appeal of a collection like this is limited, collectors will certainly find lots to love. Sound quality varies in places but is largely fine throughout. ~ Thom Jurek