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Song Listening List

Listed below are some of the songs we play at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. With each song you will find one of the artists who performed it along with their published recording of the song. Many other artists have recorded versions of these songs as well. This list is meant to be used as a reference and starting place for students and listeners, and not as a list of definitive performances of any given song.

STYLE/ERA TITLE ARTIST ALBUM
Early Jazz "One King Porter Stomp" Jellyroll Morton Smithsonian Collection
Early Jazz "Dippermouth Blues" King Oliver Smithsonian Collection
Early Jazz "Blue Horizon" Sidney Bechet Smithsonian Collection
Early Jazz "Potato Head Blues" Louis Armstrong Complete Hot 5's and Hot 7's
Early Jazz "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" Louis Armstrong Smithsonian Collection
Early Jazz "After You've Gone" Eddie Lang/Joe Venuti The Golden Horn of Jack Teagarden
Early Jazz "Dinah" Quintette of the Hot Club of France Smithsonian Collection
Early Jazz "After You've Gone" Sidney Bechet Victor Sessions: Master Takes 1932-1943
Early Jazz "Sorry" Bix Beiderbecke Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer, V. 2
Early Jazz "After You've Gone" Eddie Condon Dixieland
 
Swing "Moten Swing" Benny Moten Smithsonian Collection
Swing "Stompin' at the Savoy" Benny Goodman This is Benny Goodman
Swing "Dont Be That Way" Benny Goodman The Carnegie Hall Concert of 1938
Swing "Sing, Sing, Sing" Benny Goodman The Carnegie Hall Concert of 1938
Swing "I Found a New Baby" Benny Goodman Smithsonian Collection
Swing "In the Mood" Glenn Miller Big Band Jazz: From the beginnings to the 50's
Swing "Miss Brown to You" Billie Holiday Billie Holiday's Greatest HitsJellyroll Morton
Swing "Crazy Rhythm" Coleman Hawkins The Definitive Coleman Hawkins
 
Ellington "Black and Tan Fantasy" Duke Ellington This is Duke Ellington
Ellington "Take the A Train" Duke Ellington The Paris Concert
Ellington "Mood Indigo" Duke Ellington This is Duke Ellington
Ellington "One King Porter Stomp" Duke Ellington Smithsonian Collection
Ellington "The New East St. Louis Toodle–Oo" Duke Ellington Smithsonian Collection
Ellington "Dimenuendo in Blue" Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport
Ellington "Cottontail" Duke Ellington Smithsonian Collection
 
Count Basie "One O'clock Jump" Count Basie Big Band Jazz: From The Beginnings To The 50's
Count Basie "Lester Leaps In" Count Basie Basie at Newport
Count Basie "Jive at Five" Lester Young Count Basie: You Can Depend On Basie
Count Basie "Shiny Stockings" Count Basie Big Band Jazz: From The Beginnings To The 50's
 
Ballads "Round Midnight" Ella Fitzgerald Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
Ballads "Summertime" Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess
Ballads "Willow Weep For Me" Art Tatum Smithsonian Collection
Ballads "Body & Soul" Coleman Hawkins Smithsonian Collection
Ballads "The Man I Love" Coleman Hawkins Smithsonian Collection
Ballads "These Foolish Things" Billie Holiday Billie Holiday: The Golden Years, Vol. 1
Ballads "God Bless The Childp" Billie Holiday Billie Holiday: Greatest Hits
Ballads "Strange Fruit" Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Songbook
Ballads "Blue In Green" Bill Evans Smithsonian Collection
Ballads "My Foolish Heart" Bill Evans The Village Vanguard Sessions
Ballads "Naima" John Coltrane Giant Steps
Ballads "I Can't Get Started" Dizzy Gillespie Smithsonian Collection
Ballads "Easy Living" Dina Washington Dina Washinton On Verve
Ballads "It Never Entered My Mind" Stan Getz At The Opera House

More songs Song Listening List, continued

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