Time-Life Album Discography, Part 4:
The Swing Era

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, and Randy Watts
Last update: February 15, 2008

Actually, this was one of Time- Life's most popular sets, having been reissued at least three times since its introduction in the early 1970s (see below). This may be surprising to some, since the music on these box sets is not the original big band masters heard on the radio or purchased on record in the 1930s and 1940s. Instead, the music here is a recreation of big band songs, performed by Billy May & His Orchestra and the Glen Gray Casa Loma Orchestra recording for Capitol Records in the 1960s and early 1970s. What the sets do have going for them, however, is that these new recordings are in modern high quality stereo sound, unlike the pre-CD scratchy mono low-fidelity 78s that were used for mastering most compilations in the 1970s and 1980s. And the stereo remakes were fairly faithful to the original sounds. Actually, these recordings are much closer to what one actually heard and experienced being at a dance in the 1930s and 1940s with a big band, since the 1930s/1940s vintage recordings did not do the bands justice.

But Artie Shaw, for one, was not amused at these offerings, which purported to include "Artie Shaw Versions" although he had not played a note on them, and consequently he would receive no royalties. He sued Time-Life for foisting fake versions off on the public, supposedly damaging his reputation and causing him great pain and humiliation, but he eventually lost the court case. Later, perhaps as part of a peace offering, Time-Life put out a Big Band series, which DID have the original versions, including Shaw's original recordings, from which he would collect royalties.

The first covers to the box sets were black and white. Boxes were issued through a subscription, with one volume being issued per quarter or so. After the initial issue, Time-Life redesigned the cover to make them more modern and lively. Time-Life reissued all the volumes with the new color covers starting in the mid-1970s. These box sets were also originally released in Canada and the UK with an "STA-" prefix and same catalog numbers as the "STL-" prefix boxes issued in the U.S. The series was manufactured by Capitol Records' Special Markets Division, so the vinyl was also first rate.

Original covers were black and white with a color spine, with each volume showing a couple in various poses dancing in a white circle. As the series became very popular, Time-Life redesigned the covers, using a color cover (with the same color as the spines were originally), with the dancing couple released from the confinement of the circle that they were in previously. Booklets inside these two issues were identical in most cases.

Labels for each volume used different colors; although the same label design layout was used for each volume in the series, the individual labels were black on top with a color matching the box set cover on the bottom.

Later, in the late 1970s, the set was reissued, but with beige covers and matching beige labels. The dancing couple on the cover was still retained for these issues, but they were shuffled from the first set, as dancing couples seen on one volume in the early set were now on a different volume. By the mid 1980s, the set was reissued with a completely revamped design, this time with silver covers and matching silver labels, with only a dancing couple drawn in a logo instead of the pictures used in previous incarnations.

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First Cover (1970-72)

Later Cover (1973- )

Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

STL-340 - The Swing Era 1930-1936: Wonderful Times: Making a Lot out of a Little - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1973] I've Found A New Baby/Sophisticated Lady/Muskrat Ramble/Four Or Five Times/Mantac's Ball//Hors D'Oervre/St. Louis Blues/Steppin' Pretty/Sometimes I'm Happy/Cavernman//King Porter Stomp/Happy As The Day Is Long/I'm Walking Through Heaven With You/White Jazz/Mahogany Hall Stomp//Blue Lou/Dance Of The Lame Duck/Mood Indigo/Charmaine/Walk Jennie Walk//Rosetta/Blue Skies/Rockin' In Rhythm/By Hook/If Dreams Came True//Ja-Da/Echoes Of Harlem/Rhythm Is Our Business/Mad House/Casa Loma Stomp

STL-341 - The Swing Era 1936-1937: The Movies: Between Vitaphone and Video - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1970] Bugle Call Rag/Gin Mill Blues/Marie/Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!/Down South Camp Meetin'//One O' Clock Jump/It's Been So Long/Toy Trumpet/Organ Grinder's Swing/Moten Swing//I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You/Stompin' At The Savoy/Topsy/Moon Glow/Parade Of The Milk Bottle Caps//Royal Garden Blues/You Turned The Tables On Me/Song Of India/Remember/Swingtime In The Rockies//Caravan/Walkin' And Swingin'/My Blue Heaven/Stop, Look And Listen, Part I/Stop, Look And Listen, Part II//Christoper Columbus/Goodbye/In A Sentimental Mood/Goody Goody/Prisoner's Song

STL-342 - The Swing Era 1937-1938: Vintage Years of Humor - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1971] Don't Be That Way/Sleepy Time Gal/Annie Laurie/Summertime/Every Tub/Blue And Sentimental/What Is This Thing Called Love?/The Dipsy Doodle/Sing, Sing, Sing, Part I/Sing, Sing, Sing, Part II//John's Idea/Coquette/Liza/Nightmare/March Of The Bob Cats/Back Bay Shuffle/Smoke Rings/Little Rock Getaway/I Can't Get Started/Quaker City Jazz//For Dancers Only/Music, Maestro, Please!/Powerhouse/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Changes//Boogie Woogie/Twilight In Turkey/Margie/Roll'em/South Rampart Street Parade

STL-343 - The Swing Era 1938-1939: Where Swing Came From - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1971] Begin The Beguine/Swingin' The Blues/My Reverie/Undecided/Pavanne//Woodchopper's Ball/What's New/Piano Man/Embraceable You/Hawaiian War Chant//Jumpin' At The Woodside/Lullaby In Rhythm/Cheatin' On Me/In An Eighteenth Century Drawing Room/Big John's Special//Wrappin' It Up/Memories of You/Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise/Big Noise From Winnetka/John Silver//Floyd's Guitar Blues/Carioca/Anitra's Dance/Copenhagen/'Tain't What You Want/Boy Meets Horn/Honky Tonk Train/Melancholy Lullaby/Octoroon/And Angels Sing

STL-344 - The Swing Era 1939-1940: 1939: A Real Dream of a Year - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1971] Pennsylvania 6-5000/All The Things You Are/Huckleberry Duck/Harlem Nocturne/Celery Stalks At Midnight//Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Boogie Woogie Maxixe/Ain't She Sweet/Seven Come Eleven/After Hours//No Name Jive, Part I/No Name Jive, Part II/Cotton-Tail/Slow Freight/Shorty George//March Of The Toys/Day In Day Out/The Gal From Joe's/My Inspiration/Farewell Blues//In A Persian Market/G.T. Stomp/Think Of Me Little Daddy/Concerto For Trumpet/When Buddha Smiles//Honeysuckle Rose/Jack The Bear/Opus 5/Uptown Blues/Symphony In Riffs

STL-345 - The Swing Era 1940-1941: How It was to Be Young Then - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1972] In the Mood/You Made Me Love You/Frenesi/Bizet Has His Day/Deep River//Temptation/Tuxedo Junction/Blues on Parade/Cherokee/Boogie Woogie on St. Louis//Stealin' Apples/Stardust/Little Brown Jug/Well All Right Then/Two O'clock Jump//Sunrise Serenade/Redskin Rhumba/Lonesome Road : Part I/Lonesome Road : Part II/Ciribirbin//Swanee River/Music Makers/Let's Dance/Pompton Turnpike/720 In The Books//Take The "A" Train/Snowfall/Moonlight Serenaden/Anvil Chorus: Part I/Anvil Chorus: Part II

STL-346 - The Swing Era 1941-1942: Swing as a Way of Life - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1972] A String of Pearls/Don't Sit under the Apple Tree/Warm Valley/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Flying Home//Jersey Bounce/I Cried for You/Basic Boogie/Charleston Alley/Air Mail Special//9:20 Special/The Man I Love/Summit Ridge Drive/Aidos/Golden Wedding//Beyond the Blue Horizon/Chattanooga Choo Choo/Autumn Nocturne/Benny Glides Again//The Mole/A Smo-o-th One/Blue Flame/Well, Git It!/Perdido//Song of the Volga Boatman/Contrasts/Strictly Instrumental/Dancing in the Dark/American Patrol

STL-347 - The Swing Era 1942-1944: When Sport Was Mighty Sporty - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1972] Trumpet Blues And Cantabile/On The Alamo/Clarinet A La King/Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider/Rockin' Chair//Mexican Hat Dance/Chelsea Bridge/Straighten Up And Fly Right/Bear Mash Blues/After You've Gone//I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo/Sleepy Lagoon/Six Flats Unfurnished/Blues In The Night, Part I/Blues In The Night, Part II//Mission To Moscow/I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Best/St. Louis Blues/Cherry/Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?//Down For Double/I've Heard That Song Before/The Earl/Moonlight On The Ganges/I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem//C Jam Blues/He's My Guy/Bugle Blues/Stardreams/The Elks' Parade

STL-348 - The Swing Era 1944-1945: The Golden Age of Network Radio - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1972] Opus One/Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'/Taps Miller/It's Only A Paper Moon/'S Wonderful//Carnival/Sentimental Journey/Wildroot/Sweet Lorraine/Things Ain't What They Used To Be//Eager Beaver/Begin The Beguine/It's Been A Long Long Time/Tippin' In/Northwest Passage//Apple Honey/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Slipped Disc/Poinciana/Leave Us Leap//Skyliner/Twilight Time/Tampico/Malibu/Hamp's Boogie Woogie//Leap Frog/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Clarinade/Southern Scandal/Goosey Gander

STL-349 - The Swing Era Post War Years: A Clutch of Characters - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1973] Chicago/September Song/High On A Windy Precipice/Midnight Sun/Irrestible You//Tenderly/Chloe/(others)//I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/I Should Care/Walkin' Boogie/Afternoon In August/Sherwood's Forest//At Sundown/Rachel's Dream/others

STL-350 - The Swing Era Into the 50's: How Sex Was Invented - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1973] The Kid From Red Bank/Satin Doll/Swanee River Boogie/Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'/All Of Me//April In Paris/The Continental/Early Autumn/The Champ/So Rare//St. Louis Blues March/The Peanut Vendor/Li'l Darlin'/Tango Blues/Caravan//Four Brothers/V.I.P.'s Boogie/Across The Alley From The Alamo/Bingo Bango/Lean Baby//Hot Toddy/The Doodletown Fifers/Interlude/Cute/Pussy Willow//Artistry Jumps/Night Train/Keen And Peachy/Star Burst/Bennie's Babble

STL-351 - The Swing Era Encore: The Day of the Great Entertainers - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1973] Caribbean Clipper/I Don't Want To Walk Without You/At The Jazz Band Ball/Concerto For Cootie/The Sand Man//Just One Of Those Things/Serenade In Blue/Humoresque/Yesterday/Number 1//Side Flight/My Melancholy Baby/Day Dream/Let Me Up/Traffic Jam//Cherry Print/Blues Rhapsody/Indian Summer/Slow Mood/Sidewalks Of Cuba//It Happened In Sun Valley/?/Get Happy/Boogie Blues/What's Your Story, Morning Glory?//Urban Riff/Moon Ray/Lester Leaps In/Satan Takes A Holiday/Night And Day

STL-352 - The Swing Era Curtain Call: The Sounds of Swing - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1974] James Session/At Last/Struttin' With Some Barbecue/Rose Room/Coral Reef/I Get A Kick Out Of You/All Too Soon/Juke Box Saturday Night/Lover, Come Back To Me!/Tea For Two/Say It Isn't So/Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe/Flash/Moonlight Cocktail/In A Mellow Tone/Broadway/Sophisticated Swing/Nola/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons/Out Of Nowhere/Runnin' Wild/Chopin Prelude No. 7/And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine/Body And Soul/Plymouth Rock/I'm Here/I'll Buy That Dream/High Society/Dream Of You/Royal Garden Blues

STL-353 - The Swing Era One More Time: Swing Lives! - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1974] Paganini/I Had The Craziest Dream/In A Persian Market/Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/Ingle Speaks//Bojangles/Rhapsody In Blue/Dreamboogie/It's De Lovely/Painted Rhythm//Diggin' For Dee/Perfidia/I Know That You Know/I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan/I Surrender Dear//You Do Something To Me/Silk Stockings/Central Avenue Breakdown/Stairway To The Stars/Jungle Drums//Paranoia/A Sunday Kind Of Love/Time Out/Elmer's Tune/Southern Fried//Sun Valley Jingle/You're A Sweetheart/Blue Serge/Zigeuner/Flatbush Flanagan

STL-354 - The Swing Era: Into the '70s - The King in Person - Benny Goodman [1974] This album was probably not issued with the original black cover. Let's Dance/Charade/Stompin' At The Savoy/King Porter Stomp/A Smo-o-o-th One//Bugle Call Rag/Call Me Irresponsible/Runnin' Wild/Macedonia Lullaby/Brussels Blues//On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)/The Shadow Of Your Smile/King And Me/The Sound Of Music/I'm A Ding Dong Daddy//One O'Clock Jump/I Talk To The Trees/Cheek To Cheek/Stealin' Apples/Undecided//This Guy's In Love With You/Do-Re-Mi/Fascinating Rhythm/Seven Come Eleven//Hello Dolly!/Like Someone In Love/The Girl From Ipanema/Meadowland/Goodbye


Starting in the late 1990s, the set was issued on 2-CD sets with black booklet covers, using the same logo as the silver reissue. Time-Life assembled the two initial compilation CDs -- "Swingtime I" and "Swingtime II" -- as retail offerings (see promo flier at left) with no plans to reissue the entire "Swing Era" series. The company quickly reversed itself when response to the CDs was strong, but because Time-Life had pulled tracks from various "Swing Era" albums to compile the "Swingtime" sets, they couldn't do straightforward reissues of the LPs without material appearing on the later releases that had already been used on the two compilations. Consequently, the contents of the CDs don't match those of the LPs due to the shuffling around that was necessary to fill the holes.

A note from a reader about another LP-to-CD quirk: "The late 1990s re-release of The Swing Era omitted the vinyl album STL-351 (The Day of the Great Entertainers), which I had to digitally restore and make my own CD-R to complete the CD set. I contacted Time-Life and they informed me that they had no plans to issue the album on CD. No explanation was provided as to why."


Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

R700-01 (EMI Music Special Markets 72434-97063-2-3) - The Swing Era: Swingtime - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1999] Disc 1: Take The "A" Train/Little Brown Jug/Ja-Da/Tuxedo Junction/Ciribiribin/One O'Clock Jump/My Blue Heaven/Sing, Sing, Sing: Parts 1 & 2/A String Of Pearls/No Name Jive: Parts 1 & 2/In The Mood/Frenesi/Chattanooga Choo Choo/Jersey Bounce/Casa Loma Stomp/Stompin' At The Savoy; Disc 2: Let's Dance/April In Paris/Pennsylvania 6-5000/Northwest Passage/Blues In The Night: Parts 1 & 2/Moten Swing/Boogie Woogie/Satin Doll/And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine/Air Mail Special/Straighten Up And Fly Right (This is Nat King Cole's 1961 re-recording)/Drumboogie/I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo/Hamp's Boogie Woogie

R700-02 (EMI Music Special Markets 72434-97064-2-2) - The Swing Era: Swingtime II - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [1999] Disc 1: Opus One/Woodchopper's Ball/In A Persian Market/Don't Be That Way/Temptation/Moon Glow/Topsy/Stardust/Caravan/Moonlight Cocktail/Goody Goody/Song Of India /Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree/Begin The Beguine/I Can't Get Started; Disc 2: Moonlight Serenade/March Of The Toys/King Porter Stomp/Tampico/Nightmare/Rhythm Is Our Business/Sentimental Journey/Jumpin' At The Woodside/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Redskin Rhumba/Mission To Moscow/Carioca/Pompton Turnpike/Cherokee/Artistry In Rhythm

R700-03 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26262-2-9) - The Swing Era: 1930-1936 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2000] Disc 1: I've Found A New Baby/Sophisticated Lady/Muskrat Ramble/Four Or Five Times/White Jazz/Parade Of The Milk Bottle Caps/Cavernism/Happy As The Day Is Long/Mahogany Hall Stomp/Sometimes I'm Happy/I'm Walking Through Heaven/Echoes Of Harlem/St. Louis Blues/Blue Skies/Maniac's Ball; Disc 2: Walk Jennie Walk/Rosetta/By Heck/Dance Of The Lame Duck/Steppin' Pretty/Rockin' In Rhythm/Royal Garden Blues/Charmaine/Mad House/Hors D'oeuvre/If Dreams Come True/Mood Indigo/Blue Lou/It's Been So Long/I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You

R700-04 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26263-2-8) - The Swing Era: 1936-1937 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2000] Disc 1: Bugle Call Rag/John's Idea/Organ Grinder's Swing/The Dipsy Doodle/The Toy Trumpet/Down South Camp Meetin'/Little Rock Getaway/For Dancers Only/Clap Hands! Here Comes Charley!/Sleepy Time Gal/Swingtime In The Rockies/Twilight In Turkey/Gin Mill Blues/Roll 'Em/Marie; Disc 2: Christopher Columbus/Changes/In A Sentimental Mood/Walkin' And Swingin'/Power House/Annie Laurie/You Turned The Tables On Me/Smoke Rings/South Rampart Street Parade/Stop, Look And Listen: Parts 1 and 2/The Prisoner's Song/Coquette/Remember/Goodbye

R700-05 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26264-2-7) - The Swing Era: 1938-1939 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)/Undecided/What Is This Thing Called Love?/March Of The Bobcats/Blue And Sentimental/Music, Maestro, Please!/Embraceable You/Quaker City Jazz/Back Bay Shuffle/What's New/Pavanne/Margie/Big John's Special/Summertime/Every Tub; Disc 2: Shorty George/Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)/Copenhagen/The Gal From Joe's/Wrappin' It Up/Piano Man/Swingin' The Blues/Big Noise From Winnetka/Honky Tonk Train Blues/Lullaby In Rhythm/My Reverie/Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise/My Inspiration/John Silver/Memories Of You

R700-06 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26265-2-6) - The Swing Era: 1939-1940 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: 'Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That Cha Do It)/Boy Meets Horn/Melancholy Lullaby/In An Eighteenth Century Drawing Room/Anitra's Dance/And The Angels Sing/Boogie Woogie Maxixe/Floyd's Guitar Blues/Slow Freight/Octoroon/Cheatin' On Me/Celery Stalks At Midnight/Don't Get Around Much Anymore/Harlem Nocturne/All The Things You Are; Disc 2: Symphony In Riffs/Think Of Me Little Daddy/Huckleberry Duck/Seven Come Eleven/When Buddha Smiles/Opus 5/Uptown Blues/G.T. Stomp/Day In, Day Out/After Hours/Cotton Tail/Ain't She Sweet/Honeysuckle Rose/Concerto For Trumpet/Farewell Blues

R700-07 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26890-2-6) - The Swing Era: 1940-1941 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc1: Well All Right Then/Two O'Clock Jump/Sunrise Serenade/Jack The Bear/Summit Ridge Drive/Lonesome Road: Parts 1 & 2/Snowfall/Blues On Parade/Boogie Woogie On St. Louis Blues/You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)/Song Of The Volga Boatmen/720 In The Books/The Man I Love/Deep River; Disc 2: 9:20 Special/A Smo-o-o-th One/Warm Valley/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/Charleston Alley/Elmer's Tune/Music Makers/Stealin' Apples/Bizet Has His Day/Contrasts/Dancing In The Dark/Swanee River/Golden Wedding/Anvil Chorus: Parts 1 & 2

R700-08 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26891-2-5) - The Swing Era: 1941-1942 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: Well, Git It!/Trumpet Blues And Cantabile/I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest/Basie Boogie/Flying Home/Beyond The Blue Horizon/Adios/After You've Gone/Clarinet A La King/Perdido/On The Alamo/I Cried For You/Blue Flame/Autumn Nocturne/American Patrol; Disc 2: Down For Double/Strictly Instrumental/St. Louis Blues/Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?/Stardreams/Moonlight On The Ganges/The Mole/The Earl/I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem/Bear Mash Blues/Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider/Rockin' Chair/Mexican Hat Dance/Chelsea Bridge/The Elk's Parade

R700-09 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26892-2-4) - The Swing Era: 1942-1945 - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: Carnival/C-Jam Blues/It's Only A Paper Moon (This is Nat King Cole's 1961 rerecording)/Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)/'S Wonderful/By The Sleepy Lagoon/On The Sunny Side Of The Street/Bugle Blues/Six Flats Unfurnished/Goosey Gander/He's My Guy/Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'/Twilight Time/Cherry/Eager Beaver; Disc 2: Leap Frog/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Clarinade/Malibu/Southern Scandal/I've Heard That Song Before/Skyliner/Leave Us Leap/Begin The Beguine/Slipped Disc/It's Been A Long, Long Time/Tippin' In/Taps Miller/Sweet Lorraine (This is Nat King Cole's 1961 rerecording)/Apple Honey

R700-10 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26893-2-3) - The Swing Era: The Postwar Years - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: Chicago/Intermission Riff/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm/Midnight Sun/Afternoon In August/Chloe/Sherwood's Forest/Blowin' Up A Storm/September Song/High On A Windy Trumpet/Dream/Tenderly/Happy-Go-Lucky Local: Parts 1 & 2/Wildroot; Disc 2: The Good Earth/At Sundown/Route 66 (This is Nat King Cole's 1961 rerecording)/Hamp's Walkin' Boogie/Lover's Leap/Rachel's Dream/The Man With The Horn/I Should Care/Lover/Bijou/Carnegie Blues/Autumn Serenade/Then I'll Be Happy/Concerto To End All Concertos: Parts 1 & 2

R700-11 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26236-2-4) - The Swing Era: Into the Fifties - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2001] Disc 1: The Kid From Red Bank/St. Louis Blues March/I Get A Kick Out Of You/Early Autumn/Just A-Sittin' And A Rockin'/V.I.P.'s Boogie/Caravan/Say It Isn't So/The Continental/The Peanut Vendor/So Rare/Swanee River Boogie/All Of Me/Li'l Darlin'/The Champ; Disc 2: Bingo, Bango, Boffo/Artistry Jumps/Star Burst/Benjie's Bubble/Hot Toddy/The Doodletown Fifers/Across The Alley From The Alamo/Keen And Peachy/Cute/Lean Baby/Tango Blues/Pussy Willow/Interlude/Night Train/Four Brothers

R700-12 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26237-2-3) - The Swing Era: One More Time - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2002] Disc 1: Painted Rhythm/Bojangles/Jungle Drums/Ingie Speaks/Rhapsody In Blue/Paganini Caprice/I Had The Craziest Dream/Diggin' For Dex/I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan/It's De-Lovely/Blue Serge/Perfidia/Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea/I Surrender, Dear; Disc 2: Sun Valley Jump/Flatbush Flanagan/Southern Fried/A Sunday Kind Of Love/Time Out/Zigeuner/Central Avenue Breakdown/I Know That You Know/You're A Sweetheart/Things Ain't What They Used To Be/Panama/Stairway To The Stars/You Do Something To Me/Shiny Stockings

R700-13 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26285-2-0) - The Swing Era: Curtain Call - Billy May & His Orchestra/Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra [2002] Disc 1: Juke Box Saturday Night/Flash/In A Mellow Tone/Lover Come Back To Me!/Sophisticated Swing/I'll Buy That Dream/Plymouth Rock/Struttin' With Some Barbeque/Nola/Coral Reef/Rose Room/Dream Of You/Broadway/Benny Rides Again; Disc 2: James Session/Tea For Two/In A Persian Market/At Last/All Too Soon/I'm Here/Body And Soul/High Society/Royal Garden Blues/(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (This is Nat King Cole's 1961 rerecording)/Chopin Prelude No. 7/Out Of Nowhere/Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe/Running Wild

R700-14 (EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets 72435-26286-2-9) - The Swing Era: The King in Person - Benny Goodman [2002] These are 1958-1971 performances by Benny Goodman, not the Billy May-Glen Gray recreations heard on the other albums in this series. Disc 1: Let's Dance/Stompin' At The Savoy/King Porter Stomp/A Smo-o-o-th One/The Shadow Of Your Smile/Charade/Call Me Irresponsible/Runnin' Wild/One O'Clock Jump/Brussels Blues/The King And Me/I'm A Ding Dong Daddy/The Sound Of Music/On A Clear Day/Bugle Call Rag; Disc 2: Cheek To Cheek/Stealin' Apples/Undecided/Hello, Dolly!/I Talk To The Trees/Macedonia Lullabye/Fascinatin' Rhythm/Seven Come Eleven/Like Someone In Love/The Girl From Ipanema/This Guy's In Love With You/Do-Re-Mi/Meadowland/Goodbye

Thanks to Thurman R. Kremser, Malcolm Oldroyd, Glenn Harris, Tony (Retfiredog), Pamela Espeland, and Jan (theyoungjediknight).

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