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The John R T Davies collection : historic recordings superbly remastered

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  • Previously released material.
  • Four discs and four program notes in four containers in box.
  • Compact discs.
  • Program notes, including discographies, by Charlie Crump, Mark Berresford, Jim Godbolt, and Brian Peerless, respectively, inserted in containers.


  • CD A: Louis Prima. That's where the South begins ; Jamaica shout ; Long about midnight ; Star dust ; Sing it way down low ; Sing it way down low ; Let's have a jubilee ; I still want you ; (Looks like) I'm breakin' the ice ; Sing it way down low ; Let's have a jubilee ; House rent party day ; It's the rhythm in me ; Worry blues ; Bright eyes ; Put on an old pair of shoes ; Sugar is sweet and so are you ; I'm livin in a great big way ; Swing me with rhythm ; The lady in red ; Chinatown, my Chinatown ; Chasing shadows ; Basin Street blues ; In a little gypsy tea room ; Let's swing it (Louis Prima & his New Orleans Gang) -- CD B: Ted Lewis. Start the band ; Oh baby! ; Hello Montreal! ; A good man is hard to find ; I ain't got nobody ; A jazz holiday ; Jungle blues ; Shim-me-sha-wobble ; Clarinet marmalade ; My little dream boat ; She's funny that way ; Allah's holiday ; Limehouse blues ; Glad rag doll ; Roses of Picardy ; Russian lullaby ; I'm the medicine man for the blues ; Maybe, who knows? ; In the land of jazz ; Lewisada blues ; Lewisada blues ; Farewell blues ; Wabash blues -- CD C: Joe Venuti. I must be dreaming ; Tain't so honey, 'tain't so ; Because my baby don't mean maybe now ; Just like a melody out of a sky ; Pickin' cotton ; I'm on the crest of a wave ; Doin' things ; I must have that man ; That's the good old sunny South ; Weary river ; I'm in seventh heaven ; Little pal ; Chant of the jungle ; That wonderful something (is love) ; Promises (take C) ; Dancing with tears in my eyes (take A) ; I'm only human after all ; Out of breath and scared to death of you ; Promises (take B) ; Dancing with tears in my eyes (take C) ; You're my past, present, and future ; I want to ring bells ; Doin' the uptown lowdown ; Gather lip rouge while you may -- CD D: Joe Venuti, George Wettling. Moon glow ; Cheese and crackers ; Wasting my love on you ; My man from Caroline ; I like a little gin like that ; Fiddlesticks (take 1) ; Fiddlesticks (take 2) ; Everybody shuffle ; Moon glow ; Phantom rhapsody (Joe Venuti and his orchestra [tracks 3-10]) ; Sugar ; Hanid ; Blue room ; At sundown ; It ain't the humidity (it's the beat!) ; Body & soul ; Is George really George? ; Over the rainbow ; Long, long ago ; Kettle blues (George Wettling & his Jazz Band)
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