Lester Young
The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve

Lester Young - The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions On Verve

  • Release date: 1999
  • Genre: Jazz/Swing
  • Format: CDR/LS box set
  • Category: jazz
  • Duration: 10:24:31
  • ****
  • Added February 9, 2009
  • Played July 31
  • Rated February 16, 2009

Tracks

CD1
1. Lester Young - Back to the Landnot rated3:58
2. Johnny Green/Edward Heyman - I Cover the Waterfront - 12"-LP takenot rated3:51
3. Johnny Green/Edward Heyman - I Cover the Waterfront - master takenot rated4:04
4. Buddy DeSylva/George Gershwin/Ballard MacDonald - Somebody Loves Menot rated3:54
5. Jack Palmer/Spencer Williams - I've Found a New Babynot rated4:05
6. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - The Man I Lovenot rated4:51
7. Alfred Bryan/Fred Fisher - Peg o' My Heartnot rated4:05
8. Irving Caesar/Vincent Youmans - I Want to Be Happynot rated3:58
9. Fred E. Ahlert/Roy Turk - Mean to Menot rated4:13
10. Johnny Mercer/Richard A. Whiting - Too Marvelous for Words - 78-rpm takenot rated3:00
11. Johnny Mercer/Richard A. Whiting - Too Marvelous for Words - LP takenot rated3:02
12. Walter Hirsch/Fred Rose - 'Deed I Donot rated3:17
13. Adolph Green/Pietro Mascagni/Al Stillman - Encorenot rated3:10
14. Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen - Polka Dots and Moonbeamsnot rated3:41
15. Lester Young - Up 'n' Adamnot rated3:50
16. Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby - Three Little Wordsnot rated3:19
17. Bruno Coquatrix/Sammy Gallop - Count Every Star - master takenot rated3:01
18. Bruno Coquatrix/Sammy Gallop - Count Every Starnot rated3:12
19. Lew Brown/Buddy DeSylva/Ray Henderson - It All Depends on Younot rated3:23
20. Lester Young - Neenah (alternative take)not rated3:09
21. Lester Young - Neenah (alternative take)not rated2:18
22. Lester Young - Neenah (master take)not rated3:26
1:18:59
CD2
1. Johnny Mercer/Harry Warren - Jeepers Creepersnot rated3:07
2. Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers - Thou Swellnot rated2:55
3. Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers - Thou Swellnot rated2:57
4. Al Dubin/Harry Warren - September in the Rainnot rated3:08
5. Lester Young - Undercover Girl Bluesnot rated2:44
6. Alberto Dominguez/Leonard Whitcup - Frenesinot rated3:01
7. Lester Young - Pete's Cafenot rated3:36
8. Lester Young - Little Pee Bluesnot rated2:42
9. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - A Foggy Daynot rated2:52
10. Sam M. Lewis/Mabel Wayne/Joe Young - In a Little Spanish Townnot rated3:14
11. Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler - Let's Fall in Lovenot rated2:57
12. Lester Young - Down 'N' Adamnot rated2:57
13. Lester Young - Lester Swingsnot rated2:33
14. Lester Young - Slow Motion Bluesnot rated2:58
15. Oscar Peterson/Lester Young - Ad Lib Bluesnot rated5:52
16. Jesse Greer/Raymond Klages - Just You, Just Menot rated7:39
17. Irving Caesar/Vincent Youmans - Tea for Twonot rated7:45
18. James F. Hanley/Ballard MacDonald - Back Home Again In) Indiananot rated7:04
19. Harry Link/Holt Marvell/Jack Strachey - These Foolish Thingsnot rated3:27
20. Vernon Duke/Ira Gershwin - I Can't Get Startednot rated4:30
1:18:11
CD3
1. Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish - Star Dustnot rated3:38
2. Al Hoffman/Dick Manning - It Takes Two to Tangonot rated6:06
3. Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh - On the Sunny Side of the Streetnot rated3:27
4. Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe - Almost Like Being in Lovenot rated3:34
5. Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh - I Can't Give You Anything but Lovenot rated3:23
6. Mack Gordon/Harry Warren - There Will Never Be Another Younot rated3:29
7. Doc Daugherty/Al J. Neiburg/Ellis Reynolds - I'm Confessin'not rated3:44
8. Ann Ronell - Willow Weep for Menot rated3:09
9. Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers - This Can't Be Lovenot rated3:24
10. Paul James/Kay Swift - Can't We Be Friends?not rated3:10
11. Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence - Tenderlynot rated3:29
12. Lester Young - New D. B. Bluesnot rated3:21
13. Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodsidenot rated3:04
14. Clarence Gaskill/Jimmy McHugh - I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Menot rated3:13
15. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Oh, Lady, Be Good!not rated3:30
16. Lester Young - Another Mambonot rated3:39
17. Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer - Come Rain or Come Shinenot rated3:12
18. Art Hickman/Harry Williams - Rose Roomnot rated4:11
19. Buddy DeSylva/George Gershwin/Ballard MacDonald - Somebody Loves Menot rated4:58
20. Lester Young - Touch Me Againnot rated5:17
21. Duke Ellington/Irving Mills - It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing)not rated4:30
1:19:38
CD4
1. Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh - I'm in the Mood for Lovenot rated3:32
2. Lester Young - Big Top Bluesnot rated4:49
3. Fred E. Ahlert/Roy Turk - Mean to Menot rated7:39
4. Alan Brandt/Bob Haymes - That's All - alternative takenot rated4:40
5. Alan Brandt/Bob Haymes - That's All - master takenot rated4:44
6. Lester Young - Red Boy Bluesnot rated5:33
7. Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston - Pennies from Heavennot rated5:24
8. Neil Moret/Richard A. Whiting - She's Funny That Way - breakdownnot rated3:28
9. Neil Moret/Richard A. Whiting - She's Funny That Way - master takenot rated8:52
10. Count Basie - One O'Clock Jumpnot rated5:37
11. Jerry Livingston/Al J. Neiburg/Marty Symes - It's The Talk of the Townnot rated6:32
12. Jack Palmer/Spencer Williams - I've Found a New Babynot rated6:01
13. Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz - I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plannot rated9:25
1:16:23
CD5
1. Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers - I Didn't Know What Time It Wasnot rated10:01
2. Lester Young - Gigantic Bluesnot rated6:50
3. Irving Berlin - This Year's Kissesnot rated6:45
4. Charles Carpenter/Louis Dunlap/Earl Hines - You Can Depend on Menot rated9:03
5. Lester Young - Pres Returnsnot rated6:22
6. Russ Columbo/Clarence Gaskill/Leo Robin - Prisoner of Lovenot rated7:38
7. Vernon Duke/Ted Fetter/John Latouche - Taking a Chance on Lovenot rated5:09
8. Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons - All of Menot rated5:08
9. Richard A. Whiting - Louisenot rated5:16
10. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Love Is Here to Staynot rated6:28
11. Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn - Love Me or Leave Menot rated6:46
1:15:31
CD6
1. Harry "Sweets" Edison/Oscar Peterson/Lester Young - St. Tropez - alternative takenot rated7:28
2. Harry "Sweets" Edison/Oscar Peterson/Lester Young - St. Tropez - master takenot rated10:38
3. Oscar Peterson/Lester Young - Flicnot rated6:31
4. Bing Crosby/Ned Washington/Victor Young/Johnny Green/Edward Heyman - Ballad Medley - A Ghost of a Chance / I Cover the Waterfrontnot rated5:52
5. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Love Is Here to Staynot rated5:53
6. Chester Conn/Benny Krueger/Ned Miller/Jule Styne - Sunday - rejected versionnot rated5:39
7. Ervin Drake/H.J. Lengsfelder/Juan Tizol - Perdido - incomplete takenot rated6:37
8. Lester Young - Waldorf Blues - alternative takenot rated6:53
9. Lester Young - Waldorf Blues - master takenot rated8:36
10. Chester Conn/Benny Krueger/Ned Miller/Jule Styne - Sunday - master takenot rated7:02
11. Al Dubin/Harry Warren - You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me - alternative takenot rated7:40
1:18:55
CD7
1. Al Dubin/Harry Warren - You're Getting to Be a Habit with Menot rated5:28
2. Lester Young - Rompingnot rated11:41
3. Clay Boland/Moe Jaffe - Gypsy in My Soulnot rated4:13
4. Sidney Clare/Sam H. Stept - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gonenot rated6:01
5. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - They Can't Take That Away from Menot rated6:00
6. Lester Young - Salute to Bennynot rated8:32
7. Murray Mencher/Billy Moll - Ballad Medley: The Very Thought of You / I Want a Little Girlnot rated6:36
8. Fred E. Ahlert/Roy Turk - Mean to Menot rated7:00
9. Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers - I Didn't Know What Time It Wasnot rated4:19
10. George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin - Oh Lady Be Goodnot rated3:35
11. Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe - Almost Like Being in Lovenot rated3:59
12. Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby - Three Little Wordsnot rated4:17
13. Johnny Green/Edward Heyman - I Cover the Waterfrontnot rated3:47
14. Vernon Duke/Ira Gershwin - I Can't Get Startednot rated3:10
1:18:45
CD8
1. James F. Hanley/Ballard MacDonald - (Back Home Again In) Indiananot rated2:46
2. Johnny Burke/Arthur Johnston - Pennies from Heavennot rated3:19
3. Lester Young - New D.B. Bluesnot rated3:13
4. George Shearing/George David Weiss - Lullaby of Birdlandnot rated3:42
5. Mack Gordon/Harry Warren - There Will Never Be Another Younot rated3:38
6. Irving Caesar/Vincent Youmans - Tea for Twonot rated3:38
7. Early Life [Birthplace/Music in New Orleans/Young's Father] (Interview)not rated3:47
8. After New Orleans (Interview)not rated1:54
9. Pres's Instruments [Drums/Tenor Saxophone] (Interview)not rated5:54
10. Count Basie (Interview)not rated1:41
11. Racial Tension (Interview)not rated2:16
12. Influences (Interview)not rated2:33
13. Composing and Reading Music [The Family Band/With Orchestra] (Interview)not rated5:16
14. Recordings: Clarinet Dates (Interview)not rated2:55
15. Lady Day and Nobody's Business (Interview)not rated2:44
16. Philosophy on Music I (Interview)not rated1:18
17. Younger Saxophone (Interview)not rated1:50
18. Basie Then and Now (Interview)not rated2:07
19. Debunking (Interview)not rated1:37
20. Philosophy on Music I I (Interview)not rated1:44
21. Pres's Sound: Sitting in With Fletcher Henderson (Interview)not rated2:29
22. Joining Henderson (Interview)not rated3:29
23. Early Pres; Oliver, Bronson, Basie (Interview)not rated1:13
24. Coleman Hawkins and Henderson (Interview)not rated1:25
25. Billie Holiday (Interview)not rated1:39
26. Recording Techniques (Interview)not rated2:00
27. Pres's Favorite Singers (Interview)not rated1:39
28. Philosophy on Music Vis-A-Vis Other Tenor Players (Interview)not rated2:59
29. Records New and Old (Interview)not rated2:12
30. Mahalia Jackson (Interview)not rated0:55
1:18:05

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