Recommended Materials


Young Man With a Golden Horn

YOUNG MAN WITH A GOLDEN HORN: 1924-1930

Bix Beiderbecke with special guests Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Pee Wee Russell and Jack Teagarden. All tracks recorded between 1924 and 1930, including the #1 song from 1927, “Ain’t She Sweet?”.
Jazz Legends #1010, 2003.


Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart

AUF WIEDERSEH’N, SWEETHEART

Vera Lynn recordings from the 1940’s and 50’s, including the #1 recording from 1952, “Auf Wiedersehn, My Dear.”
Living Era #5464, 2003.


Ray Charles: Genius & Soul

GENIUS & SOUL: 50TH ANNIVERSAY COLLECTION

5 disc box set of Ray Charles recordings over a 50 year span. Tracks include the top 100 recording from 1960, “Hardhearted Hannah”. Guest artists include Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, George Jones, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams, Jr. and Chaka Kahn.
Rhino Records # 72859, 1997.


Hits of 1930

HITS OF 1930

Collection of original hit recordings from 1930, including the #1 song recorded by Ben Selvin, “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
Naxos Nostalgia #8120634, 2002.


Jazz State of Indiana

JAZZ STATE OF INDIA, VOL. I

Jack Gilfoy’s Indiana State jazz band recorded hit songs from the 1920’s, including the Yellon & Ager hit song “Happy Feet.”
Naptown Jazz Records, 2000.