20 January 2016

Post 373: TUNES A - B

I have spent hours collecting titles of tunes commonly played by traditional jazz bands. Here's the first batch - titles from A to B.




Ace in the Hole
Mitchell & Dempsey
1936
A Foggy Day in London Town
George Gershwin (m) & Ira Gershwin (w)
1937
After the Ball
Chas. Harris
1892
After My Laughter Came Tears
Charels Tobias & Roy Turk
1928
After You've Gone
Creamer & Layton
1917
Again
Lionel Newman (m) & Dorcas Cochran (w)
1948
Aggravatin' Papa
Roy Turk & J. Russell Robinsom
1922
Ain't Misbehavin'
Harry Brooks & Fats Waller (m) & Andy Razaf (w)
1929
Ain't She Sweet
Jack Yellen & Milton Ager
1927
Ain't We Got Fun?
Kahn & Egan Whiting
1921
Alabamy Bound
Henderson, Da Sylva, Green
1925
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Berlin
1913
Algiers Strut
Allegedly Kid Thomas and Van Hulton
1946
Alice Blue Gown
Harry Tierney Joe McCarthy
1919
All Alone by the Telephone
Berlin
1924
All By Myself
Irving Berlin
1921
All of Me
Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks
1932
All I Do is Dream of You
Nacio H Brown and A Freed
1934
Alligator Crawl
Thomas 'Fats' Waller
1927
Alligator Hop
Lil Hardin and King Oliver
1923
Alligator Pond Went Dry
? Victoria Spivey
1927
All I Want is a Spoonful
'Papa' Charlie Jackson
1925
All My Tomorrows
James Van Heusen (m) and Sammy Cahn
1959
All That I Ask of You is Love
Herbert Ingraham (m) & Edgar Selden (w)
1910
All That Meat and No Potatoes
Thomas 'Fats' Waller & Ed Kirkeby
1941
All the things You Are
Kern & Hammerstein
1939
Almost Afraid of Love
Ann Turner
1938
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Jimmy McHugh (m) & Harold Adamson (w)
1943
Am I Blue?
Harry Akst (m), Grant Clark
1929
Amapola
Joseph LaCalle (Sp.)
1924
Amazing Grace
John Newton

Ambulance Man
Hattie Hart
1930
American Patrol
F Meecham
1885
Among My Souvenirs
Horatio Nicholls (=Lawrence Wright) & Edgar Leslie
1927
Amor
Gabriel Ruiz (m) & Ricardo Mendez (orignl wds)
1941
Angry
Dudley Mecum Jules Cassard Henry Brunies Merritt Brunies
1923
Anniversary Waltz
Dave Franklin (m) and Al Dubin (w)
1941
Any Kind a Man Would Be Better Than You
Victoria Spivey
1936
Any Time
H H Lawson
1921
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
1934
Apex Blues
Jimmy Noone, Joe Poston, Earl Hines
1927
April in Paris
Vernon Duke
1932
April Showers
B.G.DeSylva & Louis Silvers
1921
Are You Havin' Any Fun
Sammy Fain (m) & Jack Yellen (w)
1939
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Turk & Handman
1926
As Time Goes By
H Hupfield
1931
As You Like It
Paul Barnes
1927
At a Georgia Camp Meeting
Kerry Mills
1897
A Tisket A Tasket
Ella Fitzgerald and Al Feldman ('Van Alexander') but based on ancient nursery rhyme
1938
At Last
Warren & Gordon
1942
At Sundown
Walter Donaldson
1927
At the Codfish Ball
Lew Pollack and Sidney Mitchell
1936
At the Cross
Isaac Watts (w) and Ralph E. Hudson (mus)
1885
At the Jazz Band Ball
Nick La Rocca & Larry Shields
1918
At the Mardi Gras
Opler & Mercer
1931
Atlanta Blues
Handy
1923
Auf Wiedersehen
Sexton, Turner, Storch
1949
Aunt Hagar’s Blues
Handy
1920
Autumn Leaves
Joseph Kosna & Jacques Prevert (Engl. Mercer)
1947
Avalon
Al Jolson, Da Sylva, Vincent Rose
1920
Baby Face
Benny Davis & Harry Akst
1926
Baby, How Can It Be?
Armenter Bo Chatmon [stage name Bo Carter] recorded it in 1931
1931
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Clarence Williams & Charles Warfield
1919
Back in Your Own Backyard
Dreyer, Rose, Jolson
1927
Backwater Blues
Bessie Smith
1927

Ballin' The Jack
J Burris & Chris Smith (& possibly James Reese Europe)
1913
Baltimore
Jimmy McHugh (m) & Danny Healy & Irving Kahal (w)
1927
Banjoreno
H. Clifford
1926
Barefoot Boy
Herb Morand
1938
Bare Necessities
Terry Gilkyson
1966
Barnyard Blues
Ray Lopez & Alcide 'Yellow' Nunes
1917
Basin Street Blues
Spencer Williams
1923
Basin Street Stomp
Nick LaRocca and Howard Chandler Franks
1914 (or poss 1934)
Battle Hymn of the Repblc
Julia Ward
1862
Battle of New Orleans
Trad 'The 8th of January' (m) & Jimmy Driftwood (w)
1959
Beale Street Blues
W C Handy
1916
Beale Street Momma
J R Robinson and Turk
1923
Beautiful Dreamer
Stephen Foster
1864
Bedelia
Jean Schwartz (m) & William Jerome (w)
1903
Beer Barrel Polka
Brown, Timm, Vejvada
1934
Beer Garden Blues
Lewis Raymond & Clarence Williams (m) & Walter Bishop (w)
1933
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Jacobs & Secunda
1933
Bells of St. Mary’s
Furber & Adams
1917
Beneath Hawaiian Skies
Brandner 1940s?
?1940
Besame Mucho
Consuelo Velazquez
1941
Best Things in Life are Free
Henderson, Da Sylva, Brown
1927
Beyond the Sunset
Blanche and Virgil Brock
1936
Big Bear Stomp
Lu Watters
1944
Big Butter and Egg Man
Venables & Armstrong
1926
Big Chief Battleaxe
T Allen
1907
Big House Blues
Ellington
1930
Big Noise from Winnetka
Bob Haggart, Ray Bauduc, Gil Rodin, Bob Crosby
1940
Bill Bailey
Hughie Cannon
1909
Billy Goat Stomp
Jelly Roll Morton
1927
Bird in a Gilded Cage
Harry Von Tilzer (m) & Arthur J. Lamb (w)
1900
Birth of the Blues
Buddy De Sylva & Lew Brown & Ray Henderson
1927
Biscuit Roller
Richard M Jones and Georgia White
1937
Black and Blue
Waller and Razaf
1929
Black and Tan Fantasy
Ellington & Miley
1927
Black Bottom
Ray Henderson, Da Sylva, Brown
1926
Black Bottom Stomp
Morton
1926
Black Cat on the Fence
Charlie Love
1949
Black Coffee
P. Webster & S. Burke
1948
Black Eye Blues
'Georgia' Tom Dorsey
1928
Blame it on the Blues
Charles Cook
1914
Blue and Broken Hearted
Lou Handman, Grant Clarke, Edgar Leslie
1922
Blue Chime Stomp
Shaye Cohn
2015
Blue Drag
Jose Myrow
1932
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Fred Rose
1945
Blue Moon
Rodgers & Hart
1934
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe
1946
Blue Room
Lorenz Hart & Richard Rogers
1927
Blues in my Heart
Benny Carter and Irving Mills

Blue Skies
Berlin
1927
Blue Spirit Blues
Spencer Williams
1929
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Razaf & Waller
1929
Bluebells Goodbye
Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry H Williams
?1930
Blueberry Hill
Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose
1940
Blues in the Night
H Arlen and J Mercer
1941
Blues My Naughty Sweetie
Arthur Swanstone, Chas McCarron, Carey Morgan
1919
Bluin’ the Blues
Ragas
1919
Bobby Shafto
Anon.
19th Century.
Body and Soul
J. Green (m), Sour, Heyman & Eyton
1930
Bogalusa Strut
Sam Morgan
1927
Boodle Am Shake
Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams
1926
Bouncing Around
Piron & Bocage
1923
Bourbon Street Parade
Paul Barbarin
1950
Breeze
Joe Goodwin, Ballard MacDonald, James Hanley
1919
Breezing along with the Breeze
James 'Haven' Gillespie & Egbert Van Alstyne
1925
Bring Me Sunshine
Sylvia Dee & Arthur Kent
1966
Broken Hearted Blues
Erika Lewis
2009
Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue
A. Bryan & G. Meyer
1925
Brownskin Mama
Jimmy Blythe
1928
Buddy Bolden’s Blues
(J.R. Morton – from earlier theme?)
1939
Buddy's Habit
Arnett Nelson and Charles Straight
1923
Bugle Boy March
Francis Myers
1907
Bugle Call Rag
Pettis, Schoebel & Meyers
1923
Buona Sera
Sigman & DeRose
?1937
Burgundy Street Blues
George Lewis
1944
Busted
Harlan Howard
1962
But Beautiful
Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen
1947
Butter and Egg Man
Percy Venable (?and Armstrong)
1926
Button Up Your Overcoat
Buddy De Sylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
1929
Bye and Bye
Charles Albert Tindley
1906
Bye Bye Baby
Styne & Robin
1949
Bye Bye Blackbird
Mort Dixon & Ray Henderson
1926
Bye Bye Blues
Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray
1930
By The Fireside
Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly
1931
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Gus Edwards & Ed Madden
1909