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The Legendary Big Band


Download links and information about The Legendary Big Band by Billy Eckstine. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 41 tracks with total duration of 01:58:48 minutes.

Artist: Billy Eckstine
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 41
Duration: 01:58:48
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No. Title Length
1. I Got a Date With Rhythm 2:59
2. I Stay In the Mood for You 2:55
3. Good Jelly Blues 2:57
4. If That's the Way You Feel 2:43
5. I Want to Talk About You 2:38
6. Blowing the Blues Away (Single Version) 3:13
7. Blowing the Blues Away (Album Version) 3:07
8. Opus X 2:38
9. I'll Wait and Pray 2:45
10. The Real Thing Happened to Me 2:45
11. Lonesome River Blues 2:48
12. A Cottage for Sale 2:49
13. (I Love The) Rhythm in a Riff 2:51
14. Prisoner of Love 2:55
15. It Ain't Like That 2:53
16. I'm In the Mood for Love 2:56
17. You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love) 3:02
18. Long, Long Journey 3:09
19. I Only Have Eyes for You 2:35
20. You're My Everything 2:47
21. The Jitney Man 2:54
22. Second Balcony Jump 2:58
23. Tell Me, Pretty Baby 2:57
24. Love Is the Thing 2:23
25. Without a Song 2:53
26. Cool Breeze 2:53
27. Don't Take Your Love from Me 2:56
28. Oop Bop Sh'bam 3:04
29. Oop Bop Sh'bam (Alternate Take) 3:01
30. In the Still of the Night 2:54
31. Jelly, Jelly 3:19
32. Jelly, Jelly (Alternate Take) 3:00
33. All of Me 2:33
34. Where Are You? 2:46
35. Prelude to a Kiss 2:55
36. (She's Got The) Blues for Sale 3:01
37. (She's Got The) Blues for Sale (Alternate Take) 3:22
38. What's New? 2:57
39. Serenade in Blue 2:52
40. In My Solitude 2:53
41. Sophisticated Lady 2:52



The Legendary Big Band 1943-1947 features 42 of Billy Eckstine's most memorable songs as played by one of the most powerful bebop big bands in jazz history. A powerful singer with a resonant baritone voice, trumpeter and valve trombonist William Clarence Eckstine, a former member of the Earl Hines Orchestra, formed his own band in 1943 after the economic hardships associated with World War II prevented Earl Hines from keeping him and other jazz artists, such as Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, in his orchestra. As the leader and creator of the first bebop big band, Billy Eckstine established what was a forerunner to the bop big bands of Gillespie, Woody Herman, and others. This two-disc set presents some of Billy Eckstine's finest work, including the blues hit "Jelly, Jelly," which he first recorded with the Earl Hines band in 1940. The collection involves a heavy emphasis on romantic ballads, blues, and specialty vocals, but also features several great instrumentals, including "Second Balcony Jump" and "Cool Breeze." Trombone solos by Eckstine on such songs as "All of Me" and "In My Solitude," as well as an informative booklet with photos of this legendary big band, add more interest to this valuable box set. This is the ultimate Billy Eckstine collection and is a must-have for jazz educators, historians, and enthusiasts of jazz vocalists.