Last Wednesday, Veit Hailperin aka Dr. Jazz posted “A Jazz Song Alphabet” on his blog and wrote:
Only enough reason to come up with more Jazz-Song-Alphabets. This is an open call – which other DJs come up with a different Jazz-Song Alphabet?
I like the idea, so I decided to put together my own compilation.
These songs are all from my “favorite tunes” playlist, thus you can assume that I'm spinning them more or less regularly.
26 Swing Songs By 26 Different Artists
At Soundown – George Van Eps
Better Off Dead (2004 version) – Linnzi Zaorski
Caprice XXIV Paganini – Benny Goodman
Don't Mention It – Flavio Ambrosetti Sextett
Evenin' – Jones Smith Inc.
Flying Home – Jerry Thomas Swingtet
Goon Drag – Sammy Price and His Texas Bluesicians
Harlem – Scott Wood & His Orchestra
If I Had You – Alix Combelle
Jazz A La Carte – Barney Bigard
Keep On Churnin' – Wynonie Harris
Lumby – Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
Mahogany Hall Stomp – Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
Number 26 In The Book – Original Teddies
Oh, I'm Evil – Una Mae Carlisle
Paris Blues – Django Reinhardt
Queen Isabelle – Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Rexatious – Rex Stewart
Some Of These Days – Joe Liggins
Texas Chatter – Harry James
Unsophisticated Sue – Jimmie Lunceford
Vilia – Artie Shaw
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans – Bill Coleman
Xyz – Earl Hines
Yes, My Darling Daughter – Glenn Miller
Zig Zag – Casa Loma Orchestra
How would your alphabet look like? Send me your list and I'll post it as a separate article here on the website!