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Jazz in the Night: Esquire All-American Jazz Concert – January 18, 1944 (Full Concert)


Louis Armstrong (tp, vo) Roy Eldridge (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb, vo) Barney Bigard; Benny Goodman (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Art Tatum; Teddy Wilson (p) Al Casey (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sid Catlett (d) Lionel Hampton (vibes) Red Norvo (xylophone) Billie Holiday; Mildred Bailey (voc)

Announcements- Leonard Feather; Michael Roy (Spotlight Bands Broadcast)

Recorded at The Metropolitan Opera House, January 18, 1944.

This was the first jazz concert at the Met and it probably wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been a War Bond Drive. (Admission was paid in War Bonds.) NY Times’ article headline: “3,600 BUY BONDS AT JAZZ SESSION; $650,000 Raised for War by Sale of Tickets to Concert of Esquire’s Band.”

Copyrighted poster art courtesy of Growling Hamster. Poster is available for purchase here:…

Esquire Blues 0:00 Mop Mop 5:07 Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me 9:58 I Love My Man 13:45 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 18:01 I Got A Right To Sing The Blues 21:43 Sweet Lorraine 25:37 I Got Rhythm 29:14 The Blues 38:23 We All Drink ”Coca-Cola” 41:33 Esquire Bounce 42:59 Rockin’ Chair 44:59 Basin Street Blues 48:31 I’ll Get By 53:15 Tea For Two 54:59 Back O’ Town Blues 59:20 Muskrat Ramble 1:02:57 Buck Jumpin´ 1:05:43 Stompin’ At The Savoy 1:08:43 For Bass Faces Only 1:12:08 My Ideal 1:17:40 Rose Room 1:21:07 I’ve Got A Feeling I’m Falling 1:26:42 More Than You Know 1:30:06 Squeeze Me 1:34:05 Honeysuckle Rose 1:36:55 Flying Home 1:38:47 Jamming The Vibes 1:51:14 Star Spangled Banner 1:55:51

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