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750 Greatest Swing Era Songs

Popular Music In The Time of Big Band & Swing:
The Greatest Songs of The Swing Era (1935-1945)
and Its Legacy of Style

Background: The Swing Era was when big band swing music was at its most popular in America between the years 1935-1945. This music was heard in 3 places mainly. (1) mainstream AM radio ("Your Hit Parade" as so many formats were entitled back then), (2) the dance and concert halls where the big bands played, or soloists like Crosby sang & (3) the Armed Forces USO's and canteens.

Symbols: (v) and (I) stand for vocal (present in recording) and Instrumental (all instrumental) respectively. Noted vocalists or instrumental soloists mentioned made an out-sized contribution to the recording.

Criteria: This list is made up mostly of songs within the "Golden Age of Swing" (1935-1945), plus a few songs from some of the same artists in the same style recorded shortly after the "Golden Age". (See below the list for more details.)

Edited By:      Last Updated: 2017-02-11

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  1. In The Mood - Glenn Miller Band (1939)
  2. Take The A Train - Duke Ellington (1941)
  3. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1937)
  4. White Christmas - Bing Crosby (1942)
  5. God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday (1941)
  6. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1938)
  7. Stardust - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940) // Charlie Spivak Orchestra (1943-aircheck)
  8. Chattanooga Choo-Choo - Glenn Miller Band, w/Tex Benecke & The Modernaires (v) (1941)
  9. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra & the Pied Pipers (v) (1940)
10. Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong (1955)
11. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - The Andrews Sisters (1937)
12. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland (1939)
13. String of Pearls - Glenn Miller Band (1942)
14. At The Woodchoppers Ball - Woody Herman Orchestra (Decca/MCA, 1939)
15. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters (1941)
16. One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie Orchestra (1937)
17. T'Aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) - Jimmie Lunceford Band (1939)
18. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton Band (Decca remake, 1942)
19. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown Band w/Doris Day (v) (1945)
20. Blues In The Night - Woody Herman (v) w/His Orchestra (1941)
21. The Man I Love - Billie Holiday (v) (1939, studio & 1946, live)
22. The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me - Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six (1951)
23. Where Or When - Benny Goodman Trio (I) (Bluebird, 1937)
24. Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller (1929)
25. Sometimes I'm Happy - Lester Young (I) (1943)
26. I Can't Get Started - Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra (Victor, 1937)
27. Body And Soul - Coleman Hawkins (I) (1939)
28. Tenderly - Randy Brooks & His Orchestra (1946)
29. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) - Billie Holiday (1944)
30. I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller Band, w/Tex Benecke & The Modernaires (1942)
31. The Way You Look Tonight - Fred Astaire (1936)
32. Glow-Worm - The Mills Brothers, w/Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra (1952)
33. Frenesi - Artie Shaw & Orchestra, (1940)
34. Summertime - Billie Holiday (v) & Her Orchestra (1936) // Sidney Bechet (I) (1937)
35. My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra (v) (1954)
36. Nature Boy - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1948)
37. A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra (I) (1946, RCA)
38. September Song - Sarah Vaughn (v) w/Teddy Wilson Quartet (1946)
39. Why Don't You Do Right? - Benny Goodman Band w/Peggy Lee (v) (1942)
40. Nuages - Django Reinhardt (1940)
41. The Christmas Song - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1946)
42. American Patrol - Glenn Miller Orchestra (I) (1942)
43. Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby (1944)
44. Deep Purple - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain, (v) (1938)
45. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong & His Dixieland 7 (1946, Victor)
46. Harlem Nocturne - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
47. Night And Day - Billie Holiday (1939)
48. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (1939)
49. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - The Ink Spots (1941)
50. The Trolley Song - Judy Garland (1944)
51. Green Eyes - Jimmy Dorsey Band w/Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell (v) (1941)
52. I'll Be Seeing You - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (recorded 1940, released 1944)
53. Rum and Coca-Cola - The Andrews Sisters (1945, Decca version)
54. Long Ago And Far Away - Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest (1944)
55. Lady Day - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Roy Eldridge (I) (1944)
56. Don't Be That Way - Benny Goodman Orchestra (I) (1938)
57. A Tisket, A Tasket - Ella Fitzgerald w/Chick Webb Band (1937)
58. Straighten Up & Fly Right - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1942)
59. Moonglow - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1940)
60. Celery Stalks At Midnight - Will Bradley Orchestra (1940)
61. On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Tommy Dorsey Band w/The Clark Sisters (v) (1944)
62. Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie w/Charlie Parker (1946, live)
63. It Might As Well Be Spring - Dick Haymes (1945) // Margaret Whiting (1945)
64. Personality - Johnny Mercer (1945)
65. Song of India - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1937)
66. Hep Hep The Jumpin' Jive - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1939)
67. Sweet Lorraine - Nat "King" Cole Trio (Decca, 1940)
68. The Gypsy - The Ink Spots (1946)
69. Skylark - Harry James Band w/Helen Forrest (v) (1942)
70. Yes Indeed! - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Jo Stafford (v) (1941)
71. Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines Orchestra, w/Billy Eckstine (v) (1942)
72. Marie - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Jack Leonard, vocal (1937)
73. If I Loved You - Perry Como (1945)
74. Solitude - Billie Holiday (1940)
75. Opus One - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1944)
76. Let's Get Away From It All - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Frank Sinatra, & The Pied Pipers (1941)
77. Perdido - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (Victor, 1942)
78. Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey Band w/Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell (v) (1941)
79. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
80. Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1937)
81. Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers (1942)
82. With A Song In My Heart - Doris Day (v) w/Harry James (1950)
83. Oh! Look At Me Now - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (1941)
84. Skyliner - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (1944)
85. On The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer (1945) // Judy Garland (1945)
86. Taking A Chance On Love - Benny Goodman w/Helen Forrest (v) (recorded 1940, released 1943)
87. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie - Fats Waller (1936)
88. Choo-Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1946)
89. All The Things You Are - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1939)
90. I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James Band w/Helen Forrest (v) (1942)
91. With The Wind and The Rain In Your Hair - Bob Chester Band w/Delores O'Neill (v) (1940)
92. All Or Nothing At All - Harry James Band w/Frank Sinatra (1939)
93. Candy - Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford (v) (1945)
94. The House Of Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse w/Freddy Slack Orchestra (1946)
95. As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson (1943)
96. Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing Quintet (1952)
97. And The Angels Sing - Benny Goodman Band w/Martha Tilton (v) (1939)
98. Moonlight In Vermont - Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra w/Margaret Whiting (v) (1944)
99. Fools Rush In - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1940)
100. Perfidia - Xavier Cugat Orchestra (I) (1939) // Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1941, Decca studio)

101. The Mole - Harry James Orchestra (I) (1941)
102. Tabu - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1945)
103. Mr. Five By Five - Ella Mae Morse w/Freddy Slack Band (v) (1942)
104. Steppin' Out - Fred Astaire (1952)
105. Artistry In Rhythm - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (I) (1943)
106. Tampico - Stan Kenton Orchestra w/June Christy (v) (1945)
107. Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie w/Charlie Parker (1945)
108. These Foolish Things - Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Helen Ward (v) (1936)
109. The Man With A Horn - Harry James & His Orchestra (I) (1946)
     // Randy Brooks & His Orchestra (I) (1947)

110. Autumn In New York - Billie Holiday (1952)
111. Nice Work If You Can Get It - Fred Astaire (v) // Benny Goodman Trio (I) (live broadcast) (1937, both)
112. Take The "A" Train - Delta Rhythm Boys (v) (1941)
113. This Nearly Was Mine - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1951)
114. Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire (1935) // The Boswell Sisters (1935) // Count Basie Orchestra (I) (1949)
115. Night Train - Jimmy Forrest & His All-Star Combo (1951)
116. Blue Moon - Ray Noble Orchestra w/Al Bowlly (v) (1935)
117. They Can't Take That Away From Me - Fred Astaire (1937)
118. I Had The Craziest Dream - Harry James Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1942)
119. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Red Norvo Orchestra w/Mildred Bailey (v) (1937)
     // Les Brown Orchestra (recorded 1946 , released 1948)

120. The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn (1942)
121. Jumpin' At The Woodside - Count Basie Orchestra (1938)
122. Lester Leaps In - Count Basie's Kansas City Seven w/Lester Young (I) (1939)
123. More Than You Know - Mildred Bailey (1936)
124. Get Your Kicks On Route 66 - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1942)
125. Going to Chicago - Count Basie Orchestra w/Jimmy Rushing (v) (1941)
126. I Cover The Waterfront - Louis Armstrong & Band (1933) // Billie Holiday (1941)
127. Besame Mucho - Andy Russell (1944)
128. When It's Sleepytime Down South - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (1931)
129. If I Had You - Benny Goodman Sextet (1942)
130. Loch Lomond - Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Martha Tilton (v) (1937)
131. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting (1949)
132. There'll Come A Time (Wait And See) - Red Nichols & His Five Pennies (I) (1928)
133. If I Didn't Care - The Ink Spots (1939)
134. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller Orchestra (1939)
135. Jukebox Saturday Night - Glenn Miller Band w/Tex Benecke & The Modernaires (1942)
136. Brazil (Aqualera de Brasil) - Francisco Alves (v) (1939) // Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra (I) (1942)
137. Stormy Weather - Ethel Waters (1933) // Lena Horne (1943)
138. Across The Alley From The Alamo - The Mills Brothers (1946)
139. Polka Dots & Moonbeams - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (1940)
140. Rockin' In Rhythm - Duke Ellington/The Jungle Band (1931, Decca/Brunswick version)
141. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday (1939)
142. The Man From Mars - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (live, 1939)
143. My Reverie - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
144. Love Walked In - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra w/Bob Eberly (v) (1938)
145. My Blue Heaven - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (1940)
146. Younger Than Springtime - Margaret Whiting (v) (1949)
147. Yours (Quierme Mucho) - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra w/Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell (v) (1941)
148. Little John Special - Lucky Millinder Orchestra w/Dizzy Gillespie (I) (1942)
149. Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington Orchestra (1940)
150. I Only Have Eyes For You - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra, w/Howard Phillips (v) (1934)
151. Satin Doll - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1953)
152. Heaven Can Wait - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Jack Leonard (v) (1939)
153. I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore (1943) // Martha Tilton (1944)
154. Under An Orange-Colored Sky - Nat "King" Cole Trio w/Stan Kenton Orchestra (1950)
155. Night And Day - Fred Astaire (1932) // Frank Sinatra, w/Axel Stordahl Orchestra (1943)
156. Relaxin' At The Touro - Muggsy Spanier & His Ragtime Band (I) (1939)
157. Sent For You Yesterday and Here You Come Today - Count Basie Band w/Jimmy Rushing (v) (1938)
158. For Me And My Gal - Gene Kelly & Judy Garland (1942)
159. Some Enchanted Evening - Jo Stafford (1949)
160. Any Old Time - Billie Holiday (v) w/Artie Shaw Orchestra (1938)
161. I'll Get By - Dick Haymes w/Harry James Orchestra (1941)
162. You Always Hurt The One You Love - The Mills Brothers (1944)
163. Singin' The Blues - Bix Beiderbecke w/Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra (I) (1927)
164. Not So Quiet, Please - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Buddy Rich (I) (1942)
165. Eager Beaver - Stan Kenton & 1His Orchestra (1943)
166. Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Yvonne Lanuaze (v) (1950 remake, Columbia)
167. New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (1940) // Bing Crosby (1941)
168. Ramona - Benny Goodman Orchestra (I) (1942)
169. Leap Frog - Les Brown Orchestra (1946)
170. Don't Take Your Love From Me - Artie Shaw Band w/Lena Horne (v) (1941)
171. The Coffee Song - Frank Sinatra (1946)
172. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - Duke Ellington Orchestra (I) (1937)
     // Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Martha Tilton(v) (1938)

173. The Maid With A Flaccid Air - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1945)
174. Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra (1941)
     // Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (V-Disc version, 1943)

175. Let Me Off Uptown - Gene Krupa Orchestra w/Roy Eldridge (I) & Anita O'Day (v) (1946)
176. Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1933)
177. Jump For Joy - Duke Ellington Band w/Ivie Anderson (v) (1940)
178. Dear Old Southland - Noble Sissle & His Orchestra w/Sidney Bechet (I) (1937)
179. Flamingo - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Herb Jeffries (v) (1940)
180. After You've Gone - Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys (1936)
     // Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France w/Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli (I) (1937)

181. Sand In My Shoes - Connie Boswell (1937)
182. St. James Infirmary - King Oliver Jazz Band (1930) // Jack Teagarden's Big Eight w/Ben Webster (v) (1940)
     // Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/"Hot Lips" Paige (1941)

183. Basin Street Blues - Charleston Chasers w/Jack Teagarden (v) (1931)
     // Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Joe Harris (v) (1934)

184. Prisoner of Love - Russ Colombo (1932) // Perry Como (1945)
185. Bizet Has His Day - Les Brown Orchestra (I) (1941)
186. Caravan - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (1937, Columbia version)
187. Intermission Riff - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (I) (1947)
188. The World Is Waiting For A Sunrise - Mel Powell Sextet w/Benny Goodman (I) (1942)
189. Daddy - Sammy Kaye Orchestra w/The Kay-Dettes (v) (1941)
190. Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?) - Bing Crosby & Connie Boswell (1937)
191. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet - Ella Mae Morse (1943)
192. Diga Diga Doo - Artie Shaw & His Band (live broadcast-1939)
193. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington Orchestra (I) // Stan Kenton Orchestra w/Red Dorris (v)
     // Woody Herman (v) & His Orchestra (all versions, 1944)

194. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1944)
195. Time On My Hands - Lee Wiley (v) (remake, solo, 1951) // Leo Reisman Orchestra w/Lee Wiley (v) (1931)
196. I Didn't Know What Time It Is - Artie Shaw Orchestra, w/Helen Forrest (v) (1939)
197. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Dinah Shore (1943)
198. Thanks For The Memories - Bob Hope & Shirley Ross (1938)
199. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland (v) (1944)
200. Fine Brown Frame - Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm (v) (1948)

201. Angel Face - Coleman Hawkins (I) (1947)
202. Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong (1939)
203. Early Autumn - Woody Herman Band w/Stan Getz (I) (1948)
204. My Fantasy - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Pauline Byrne (v) (1940)
205. Manhattan - Lee Wiley (1951)
206. 9:20 Special - Count Basie & His Orchestra (I) (1941)
207. Jeep's Blues - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Johnny Hodges (I) (1938)
208. I Got Rhythm - Ethel Waters (1930)
209. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life - Billie Holiday w/Lester Young (1937)
210. Body And Soul - Louis Armstrong (1932) // Benny Goodman Trio (I) (1935)
211. Till Then - The Mills Brothers (1943)
212. I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Ivie Anderson (v) (1941)
213. Bandstand Boogie - Les Elgart & His Orchestra (I) (1954)
214. Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter & His Orchestra (1942)
215. Corner Pocket - Count Basie Orchestra (1955)
216. Rockin' Chair - Mills Brothers (1931) // Mildred Bailey (1937) // Gene Krupa Band w/Roy Eldridge (I) (1941)
217. Laura - Freddy Martin n & His Orchestra (I) (1945)
218. Let's Dance - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1939)
219. East Of The Sun - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1940)
220. The Song Is You - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v),
     (Sinatra's farewell to The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, radio broadcast, 1942)

221. Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller (Victor All-Star Jam, 1941)
     // Lena Horne (v) w/Benny Carter Orchestra (1943)

222. I've Got The Sun In The Morning - Les Brown Band w/Doris Day (v)
     // Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones (v) (both, 1946)

223. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots (1944)
224. April In Paris - Buster Bailey Sextet (1940) // Count Basie Orchestra (I) (1955)
225. Summertime - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1945)
226. Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser & His College Of Musical Knowledge (1942)
227. And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - Stan Kenton Band w/Anita O'Day (v) (1944)
228. You're A Heavenly Thing - Benny Goodman Orchestra, w/Helen Ward (v) (1935)
229. My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
230. Sweet Georgia Brown - Bing Crosby w/Isham Jones Orchestra (v) (1932)
231. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen - Sammy Kaye Orchestra w/Don Cornell (v) (1943)
232. Avalon - Benny Goodman Quartet (I) (1937)
233. You Go To My Head - Billie Holiday (1938, & remake, 1952)
     // Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)

234. Pennsylvania Polka - The Andrews Sisters (1942)
235. It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington Band w/Ivie Anderson (v) (1932)
236. I'll Never Be Free - Paul Gayten & Annie Laurie w/Paul Gayten Trio (v) (1950)
237. (Up The) Lazy River - The Mills Brothers (v) (1952)
238. Them There Eyes - Billie Holiday (v) w/Sy Oliver & His Orchestra (1949-remake)
     // Louis Armstrong (v) & His All Stars (1931)

239. Sunday Kind Of Love - Fran Warren (v) w/The Claude Thornhill Orchestra (1947)
240. Until The Real Thing Comes Along - Fats Waller (1936) // Ink Spots (1944)
241. The Man I Love - Benny Goodman Quartet (I) (1937) // Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1945 remake)
242. Marinella - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1941)
243. You'll Never Know - Dick Haymes (1943)
244. Snowfall - Claude Thornhill Orchestra (I) (1941)
245. Get On Board, Little Children - Ella Mae Morse (1943)
246. Flat Foot Floogie - Slim and Slam (1938)
247. Mam'selle - Art Lund (v) (1947)
248. In The Still Of The Night - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Jack Leonard (v) (1937)
249. It's Tight Like That - McKinney's Cotton Pickers (1928)
250. I'll Dance At Your Wedding - Tony Martin (v) w/Earle Hagen Orchestra (1947)
251. I'm Glad There Is You - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra w/Bob Eberly (v) (1941)
     // Mildred Bailey w/Red Norvo (1945)

252. It Had To Be You - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1938 version without strings) // Betty Hutton (v) (1944)
253. This Year's Kisses - Billie Holiday (v) w/Lester Young (1937)
254. Accentuate The Positive - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1944)
255. Rock Me To Sleep - Lucy Ann Polk (v) w/Les Brown & His Orchestra (1950)
256. Tippin' In - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (I) (1945)
257. I'm In The Mood For Love - Little Jack Little & His Orchestra (1935)
258. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - Judy Garland (1943) // Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra,
     w/Joey Nash (v) (1935)

259. Back Beat Boogie - Harry James & His Orchestra w/Jack Gardner, piano (I)(1939)
260. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow, & Me) - The Ink Spots (1940)
261. The Blues (Part 1 & Part 2) - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1937, Vocalion & remake, Bluebird, 1940)
262. The Count's Idea - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
263. Little Jazz - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1946)
264. Jungle Drums - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
265. Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette! - Tex Williams (1947)
266. My Heart Stood Still - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1939)
267. A Viper's Moan - Willy Bryant & His Orchestra (I) (1935)
268. Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1930)
269. Fascinating Rhythm - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Arthur Schutt, piano (I) (1943)
270. You'll Never Walk Alone - Judy Garland (1945)
271. I Get Along Without You Very Well - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
272. What A Difference A Day Made - Kay Starr (v) w/Charlie Barnet Orchestra (1944)
273. The Music Goes Round and Round - Tommy Dorsey & His Clambake Seven w/Edythe Wright (v) (1935)
274. All God's Chillin' Got Rhythm - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Ivie Anderson (v) (1937)
275. That Old Feeling - Lennie Hayton Orchestra w/Paul Barry (v) (1938)
276. Darn That Dream - Mildred Bailey (v)/Benny Goodman Band (1939)
277. Lover Come Back To Me - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
278. He's Funny That Way - Billie Holiday (1937)
279. Are You Hep To The Jive? - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1940)
280. It Could Happen To You - Jo Stafford (1944)
281. Cross Your Heart - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (1940)
282. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (1940)
283. A Wonderful Guy - Margaret Whiting (1949)
284. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1940)
285. Someone To Watch Over Me - Eddie Condon Orchestra w/Lee Wiley (v) & Buddy Hackett (I) (1944)
286. Anything Goes - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra w/Ramona Davies (v) (1934)
287. Harlem Congo - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (1937)
288. I Remember You - Harry James Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1942)
289. G. I. Jive - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1944)
290. (I'll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time - The Andrews Sisters (1941)
291. Rose Room - Benny Goodman Sextet, w/Charlie Christian (I) (1939)
292. Bonaparte's Retreat - Kay Starr (1950)
293. It All Comes Back To Me Now - Hal Kemp Orchestra w/Bob Allen (v) (1940)
294. Drum Boogie - Gene Krupa Orchestra w/Irene Day (v) (1941)
295. Without A Song - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1941)
296. Blue Skies - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1941)
297. Pompton Turnpike - Charlie Barnet Orchestra (1940
298. Big Noise From Winnetka - Members of The Bob Crosby Orchestra (I) (1938)
299. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1944)
300. Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1942)

301. Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra (v) (1946)
302. Play A Simple Melody - Bing Crosby w/Gary Crosby (1950)
303. Koko - Duke Ellington Orchestra (Victor, 1940)
304. Serenade Of The Bells - Jo Stafford (1947)
305. Waiting For A Train To Come In - Peggy Lee (1945)
306. Finesse (Night Wind) - Rex Stewart w/Django Reinhardt (1939)
307. That's The Way It Is - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots (1945)
308. Street Of Dreams - Lee Wiley (v) (1951)
309. You're Just In Love - Perry Como w/The Fontane Sisters (1950)
310. You Made Me Love You - Harry James & His Orchestra (1941)
311. Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1946)
312. Summit Ridge Drive - Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five (1940)
313. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians (1927)
314. September Song - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1945)
315. I'm Free (What's New ?) - Bob Crosby Orchestra w/Billy Butterfield (v) (1938)
316. Cow Cow Boogie - Ella Mae Morse (v) w/Freddy Slack Band (1942)
317. Smoke Rings - Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra (1937)
318. 720 In The Books - Jan Savitt & His Top-Hatters (1939)
329. A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong (1951)
320. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do - Billie Holiday (v) w/Sy Oliver & His Orchestra (1949)
321. The Sheik Of Araby - Coleman Hawkins & All-Star Octet (I) 1940)
322. Love Me Or Leave Me - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1934, Columbia)
323. Birth Of The Blues - Frank Sinatra (1952)
324. Moonlight Becomes You - Bing Crosby (1942)
325. Saturday Night In Harlem - Lil Hardin & Her Orchestra (1938)
326. C-Jam Blues - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (I) (1942)
327. Contrasts - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (1940)
328. Sugarfoot Stomp - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1936)
329. Johnny Come Lately - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (1941)
330. Swingin' At The Sugar Bowl - Bob Crosby Orchestra w/Nappy Lamare (v) (1939)
331. In A Persian Market - Larry Clinton Orchestra (I) (1938)
332. The Lamp Is Low - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Jack Leonard (v) (1939)
333. Boogie Woogie Stomp - Albert Ammons Trio (I) (1939)
334. Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt (I) (1937)
335. Amor - Andy Russell (1944)
336. Frim Fram Sauce - Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald (1946)
337. Enjoy Yourself - Louis Prima & His Orchestra w/Keely Smith (v) (1950)
338. I'm Making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots (1944)
339. Six Appeal - Benny Goodman Sextet, w/Charlie Christian & Lionel Hampton (I) (1940)
340. I Love You - Jo Stafford (1944)
341. Woo Woo - Harry James & His Boogie Woogie Trio w/Albert Ammons (I) (1939)
342. South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra (I) (1937)
343. In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening - Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman (1951)
344. Our Love Is Here To Stay - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
345. In The Blue Of Evening - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1942)
346. Cocktails For Two - Spike Jones & His City Slickers (N) (1944)
347. William Tell Overture (Beetle Bomb) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers (N) (1948)
348. Comes Love - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1939)
349. St. Louis Blues - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (1934 remake)
350. Tenderly - Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five I) (1953)
351. So Little Time - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (1938)
352. Elks Parade - Bobby Sherwood & His Orchestra (I) (1942)
353. The Very Thought of You - Ray Noble Orchestra w/Al Bowlly (v) (1934)
354. Woody Woodpecker - Mel Blanc & The Sportsmen (N) (1948)
355. Call Of The Delta - Buster Bailey & His Seven Chocolate Dandies (I) (1934)
356. After Hours - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (1940) // Randy Brooks & His Orchestra (1947)
357. Pyramid - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940)
358. Fingerbuster - Willy "The Lion-Hearted" Smith (I) (1939)
359. Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller Orchestra (1940)
360. King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1935)
361. Willow Weep For Me - Stan Kenton Orchestra w/June Christy (v) (1946)
362. Two O'Clock Jump - Harry James & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
363. Adios, Maraquita Linda - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940)
364. The Joint Is Jumpin' - Fats Waller (1937)
365. Swingtime In The Rockies - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1936)
366. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Ella Fitzgerald (v) & Her Famous Orchestra (1941)
367. South Bayou Shuffle - Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra (1942)
368. D.A. Blues - Pee Wee Russell & His Rhythm Makers (1944)
369. I'm An Old Cow-Hand - Bing Crosby (v) w/Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (1936)
370. Moonlight Cocktails - Glenn Miller & Band w/Ray Eberle & The Modernaires (v) (1942)
371. Top Hat, White Tie & Tails - Fred Astaire (1935)
372. It's Only A Paper Moon - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1944) // Ella Fitzgerald w/The Delta Rhythm Boys (1945)
373. Happy Days Are Here Again - Ben Selvin Orchestra (1930)
374. In A Mellotone - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1940)
375. Just A Mood - Teddy Wilson Quartet w/Harry James (I) (1937)
376. Adios - Glenn Miller Orchestra (I) (1941)
377. Our Love Affair - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1940)
378. I Wish I Knew - Dick Haymes (v) (1945)
379. Day Dream - Johnny Hodges (I) & His Orchestra (I) (1940)
380. Baby Dear - Mary Lou Williams & Her Kansas City Seven (I) (1940)
381. Darktown Strutters Ball - Castle Jazz Band (I) (1949) // Turk Murphy's Jazz Band w/vocal (1950)
382. Roll 'Em - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (I) (1939) // Joe Liggins (1948)
383. Blues In C Sharp Minor - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1936)
384. Memories Of You - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
385. Two Dreams Got Together - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
386. Skin Deep - Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring Louis Bellson (drums) (1952)
387. The Brooklyn Bridge - Frank Sinatra (1947)
388. Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina - Gene Krupa Band w/Anita O' Day (1941)
389. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Vaughn Monroe (v) & His Orchestra (1945)
390. Oh, Lady Be Good - Jones-Smith Inc. (Count Basie small group) (1936)
     // Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1939)

391. Oh Johnny Oh! - Orrin Tucker & His Orchestra w/Wee Bonnie Baker (v) (1939)
392. Pa-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai (Hawaiian War Chant) - Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees (v) (1938)
     // Spike Jones & His Wacky Wakakians (N)(1946)

393. The Woodpecker Song - Glenn Miller Orchestra w/Marion Hutton & The Modernaires (v) (1940)
394. The Hut-Sut Song - Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights (N) (1941)
395. Mango Mangue - Charlie Parker (I) w/Machito & His Orchestra (1947)
396. Old Buttermilk Sky - Hoagy Carmichael (v) (1946)
397. Lullaby Of Broadway - Hal Kemp Orchestra w/Bob Allen (v)>
     // Dorsey Brothers Orchestra w/Bob Crosby (v) (both 1935)

398. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - Glenn Miller Orchestra w/The Modernaires
     // The Andrews Sisters (both, 1942)

399. Buttons And Bows - Dinah Shore (1948)
400. Dancing In The Dark - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1940)

401. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - Nat "King" Cole Trio (1946)
402. Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra w/Earl Bostic (1944)
403. People Will Say We're In Love - Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest (radio transcription, unknown year)
     // Joni James (1955)

404. I Got A Right To Sing The Blues - Jack Teagarden (1939)
405. Linda - Buddy Clark (v) w/Ray Noble & His Orchestra (1947)
406. Dinah - Pee Wee Russell & His Rhythm Makers(I) (1939) // Bing Crosby (v) (1932)
407. Easter Parade - Bing Crosby (1947)
408. The Mooche - Mills' Ten Black Berries (w/Duke Ellington) (I) (1930)
409. You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me - Maurice Chevalier (v) (1930)
410. Blues In The Night - Jimmie Lunceford Band (1942) //Dinah Shore (1941)
     // Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Jo Stafford (v) (1941)

411. Whispers In The Dark - Bob Crosby Orchestra w/Kay Weber (1937)
412. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - Glenn Miller Band w/Ray Eberle (v) (1940)
413. Hurry Hurry - Benny Carter Orchestra w/Savannah Churchill (v) (1944)
414. I Don't Know Enough About You - Peggy Lee (1945).
415. I Double Dare You - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1937)
416. Whatcha Know, Jo? - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Jo Stafford (v) (1941)
417. The Nearness Of You - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Helen Southern (v) (1940)
418. Your Feets Too Big - Fats Waller (1939)
419. La Mer - Charles Trenet (v) (1946)
420. How High The Moon - Benny Goodman Band w/Helen Forrest (v)
     // Larry Clinton Band w/Terry Allen (v) (1940)

421. Taxi War Dance - Count Basie & His Orchestra, w/Lester Young (I) 1939)
422. The Lady Is A Tramp - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Edythe Wright (v) (1937)
423. All My Life - Ella Fitzgerald (v) w/Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1936)
424. Pine Top's Boogie Woogie - Buster Bailey & His Orchestra (I) (1940)
425. Echoes of Harlem - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Cootie Williams (I) (1936)
426. Limehouse Blues - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra (I) (1934)
427. Will You Still Be Mine? - Tommy Dorsey Band w/Connie Haines (v) (1941) // Jaye P. Morgan (v) (1955)
428. The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins (1945)
429. Music Makers - Harry James & His Orchestra (1941)
430. Once In A While - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/The Sentimentalists (v) (1937)
431. Saving Myself For You - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938, aircheck)
432. Day In Day Out - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1939)
433. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers (1937)
434. Down The Road A Piece - Ella Mae Morse w/Freddie Slack (1952)
435. Quiet Please - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Buddy Rich (I) (1940)
436. Chicas Patas Boogie - Lalo Guerreo // Oh Babe! -Louis Prima & Keely Smith (both, 1950)
437. Shout Them, Aunt Tillie - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (I) (1930)
438. One For My Baby and One More For The Road - Frank Sinatra (1947)
439. The Gold Digger's Song (We're In The Money) - Ted Lewis And His Band (1933)
440. Let's Face The Music And Dance - Fred Astaire (1936)
441. Bugle Call Rag - Billy Banks & His Orchestra (I) (1932)
442. Stardust (uptempo version) - Louis Armstrong (1931) // Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1936)
443. Havin' A Ball - Fats Waller (1939)
444. Elmer's Tune - Glenn Miller Orchestra w/The Modernaires (v) (1939)
     // Dick Jurgens & His Orchestra (I) (1941)

445. And The Angels Sing - Ziggy Elman & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
446. Night Train - Buddy Morrow Orchestra (I) (1952)
447. I Hear A Rhapsody - Charlie Barnet Orchestra w/Bob Carroll (v) (1941)
448. Bolero At The Savoy - Gene Krupa Band w/Irene Day (v) (1938)
     // Gene Krupa Band w/Anita O'Day (v) (remake, 1941)

449. Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Ray Noble Orchestra w/Al Bowlly (v) 1932)
450. Posin' - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (1937)
451. Hallelujah! - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra w/Buddy Rich (1941)
452. Lonesome Road - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1939)
453. Says My Heart - Ozzie Nelson Orchestra w/Harriet Hilliard (v) (1938)
454. Strip Polka - Alvino Rey & His Orchestra w/The King Sisters (v) (1942)
455. Me, Myself & I - Billie Holiday (1937)
456. Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee - Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (1932)
457. Hop, Skip And A Jump - Artie Shaw Orchestra (1945)
458. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) - The Mills Brothers (1949)
459. But Not For Me - Harry James & His Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1942)
460. In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1936)
461. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday (1939)
462. Wham! (Bop-A-Re-Boom-Bam) - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1939)
463. The Dipsy Doodle - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938, aircheck)
464. Slaughter On 10th Avenue - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (I) (1936)
465. The Mood That I'm In - Billie Holiday (1937)
466. Time Waits For No One - Helen Forrest (1944)
467. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho - Sidney Bechet & His Rhythm (1949)
468. Easy To Love - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1945)
469. Heartaches - Ted Weems Orchestra w/Elmo Tanner (released 1933, reissued 1947)
470. Down South Camp Meeting - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra (I) (1934)
471. Something's Gotta Give - Fred Astaire (v) (1954) // Stuart Foster (v) (1955)
472. Bounce Me, Brother, With A Solid Four - Will Bradley Orchestra w/Ray McKinley (v) (1941)
473. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Benny Goodman Band w/Peggy Lee (v) (1941)
474. Swing Interpretation In D Minor - Stephane Grapelli & Django Reinhardt (1937)
475. Hernando's Hideaway - Archie Bleyer & His Orchestra (N) (1954)
476. It's Been A Long, Long Time - Harry James Orchestra w/Kitty Kallen (v) (1945)
477. Perdido Street Blues - Louis Armstrong w/Sidney Bechet (1940)
478. Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go) - Frank Sinatra (1946)
479. Your Mother's Son-In-Law - The Six Swingers (1934)
480. So Tired - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra (w/vocal) (1937 & 1948 remake)
481. Boogie Ride - Gene Krupa Orchestra w/Anita O'Day (v) (1942)
482. The Chant - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1937)
483. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? - Rudy Vallee (v) & His Connecticut Yankees (1932, re-issued 1943)
484. Won't You Come Over To My House? - Julia Lee w/Georgie Lee's Novelty Orchestra (v) (1929)
485. The Breeze And I - Xavier Cugat Orchestra w/Dinah Shore (v)
     // Jimmy Dorsey Band w/Bob Eberly (v) (both, 1940)

486. Little White Lies - Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians (1930) // Ella Fitzgerald (v) w/Chick Webb Band (1939
     // Dick Haymes (1947)

487. Day By Day - Les Brown Band w/Doris Day (v) (1946)
488. I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra (w/vocal) (1947)
489. That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine (v) w/Gordon Jenkins Orchestra (1949)
490. When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain - Kate Smith (v) (1931)
491. Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Alvino Rey & His Orchestra (1938)
492. There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (1942)
493. Walk 'Em - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra (1946)
494. Blues In Thirds - Sidney Bechet (I) (1940)
495. Siboney - Alfredo Brito & His Siboney Orchestra (1931)
496. This Is My Last Affair - Billie Holiday (1937)
497. South Of The Border - Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm w/Hal Derwin (v) (1939)
498. I Found A Million-Dollar Baby - Fred Wariing's Pennsylvanians,
     w/Clare Hanlon & The 3 Waring Girls (v) (1931)

499. Cincinnati Dancing Pig - Gene Krupa Orchestra w/Bob Scoots (v) (1950)
500. Auf Weiders'ehn, Sweetheart - Vera Lynn (v) (1952)

501. Gotta Be This Or That - Benny Goodman Orchestra (1945)
502. You're The Cream In My Coffee - Nat "King" Cole Trio (v) (1946)
503. Sloe Jam Fizz - Buster Bailey Sextet (I) (1938)
504. Inka Dinka Doo - Jimmy Durante (1934)
505. My Prayer - The Ink Spots (1939)
506. Who? - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, w/Jack Leonard (v) (1937)
507. Say Si Si - The Andrews Sisters (1940)
508. Back Bay Shuffle - Artie Shaw Orchestra (1938)
509. Chained To A Dream - Buster Bailey & His Rhythm Busters (1938)
510. Interlude - Sarah Vaughn (v) & Her All Stars (1944)
511. Caldonia - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1945)
512. Cherry - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (1939)
513. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1941)
514. Serenade In Blue - Glenn Miller Orchestra w/Ray Eberle (v) (1942)
515. Java Jive - The Ink Spots (1940)
516. Lili Marlene (English version) - Marlena Dietrich (v) (1945)
517. When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1938)
518. Heart and Soul - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
519. Swingin' At The Chat & Chew - Original Yellow Jackets (I) (1937)
520. Jalousie - Boston Pops Orchestra (I) (1937)
521. Lover - Peggy Lee (v) (1952)
522. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley // Bing Crosby (both, 1950)
523. Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie - Chick Webb & His Orchestra (1937)
524. Song Of The Volga Boatmen - Glenn Miller Orchestra (1941)
525. You're A Sweetheart - Ethel Waters (v) (1938)
526. Guantanamera - Joseito Fernandez (v) (1941)
527. Out Of Nowhere - Bing Crosby (v) (1931) // Artie Shaw & His Band (I) (1939)
528. Queer Notions - Fletcher Hendersoson & His Orchestra (I) (1934)
529. I Got Rhythm - Ethel Merman (live, 1937) // Bud Freeman & His Trio (1938)
530. The Peanut Vendor - Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra (1930)
531. Mama Don't Allow It - Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends (v) (1947)
532. Be My Life's Companion - The Mills Brothers (v) w/Sy Oliver & His Orchestra (1952)
533. Blue Room - Buster Bailey Sextet (1940)
534. Poinciana - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1942)
535. Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar - Will Bradley & His Orchestra // The Andrews Sisters (v) (both, 1940)
536. Always - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1935)
537. Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday (1946)
538. No Name Jive - Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra (1937)
539. Exactly Like You - Benny Goodman Quartet w/Lionel Hampton (v) (1936) // Woody Herman Band (I) (1939)
540. Start Dancing With A Smile (Part 2) - Les Elgart Orchestra (I) (1955)
541. Embraceable You - Bobby Hackett & His Orchestra (I) (1939) // Tommy Dorsey Band w/Jo Stafford (1941)
542. This Love Of Mine - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1941)
543. Without Your Love - Billie Holiday (1937)
544. Puttin' On The Ritz - Harry Richman (v) w/Earl Burtnett's Los Angeles Hotel Biltmore Orchestra (1930)
545. At Sundown - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1947)
546. Sunday, Monday Or Always - Bing Crosby (1943)
547. Swingmatism - Jay McShann & His Orchestra w/Charlie Parker (I) (1941)
548. How Deep Is The Ocean? - Benny Goodman Band w/Peggy Lee (v) (1941)
549. Boo-Hoo - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (1937)
550. Shoo Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy - Stan Kenton Band w/June Christy (v) (1945)
551. Prelude To A Kiss - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1938)
552. Walkin' and Swingin' - Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy (1936)
553. Now Is The Hour - Bing Crosby (1948)
554. All The Cats Join In - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1946)
555. Same Old Story - Billie Holiday (1940)
556. Barrelhouse - Jess Stacy (I) (1935)
557. Little Girl - Nat "King" Cole Trio (v) (1947)
558. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Johnny Mercer (1946)
559. Love Somebody - Doris Day & Buddy Clark (1948)
560. Margie - Jimmie Lunceford Band w/Trummy Young (v) (1938)
561. Just One Of Those Things - Richard Himber & His Ritz-Carlton Orchestra w/Stuart Allen (v) (1935)
562. Sweet Sue - Mills Brothers (1932)
563. Vol Vistu Gaily Star - Jan Savitt & His Top-Hatters, w/Bon-Bon (v) (1939)
564. When Winter Comes - Artie Shaw & His Band, w/Tony Pastor (v) (1939)
565. Rosie The Riveter - The Four Vagabonds (1943)
566. Goodnight, My Love - Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Ella Fitzgerald (v) (1936)
567. I Don't Mind - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Ivie Anderson (v) (rec. 1941, rel. 1944)
568. There Shall Be No Night - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Herb Jeffries (v) (1940)
569. Goody Goody - Benny Goodman Orchestra/w Helen Ward (v) (1937)
570. Black And Tan Fantasy - Duke Ellington & His Washingtonians (I) (1928)
571. The Glory Of Love - Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Helen Ward (v) (1937)
572. Sugar Blues - Clyde McCoy & His Orchestra (I) (Columbia, 1931)
573. Ill Wind - Benny Carter & His Orchestra (I) (1942)
574. Going Out The Back Way - Johnny Hodges (I) w/Duke Ellington small group (rec. 1941, rel. 1944)
575. Tickle Toe - Count Basie & His Orchestra (I) (1940)
576. King For A Day - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1940)
577. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (I) (1935)
578. March Of The Toys - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1939)
579. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington Orchestra (Victor/RCA, 1940)
580. St. Louis Blues - Louis Armstrong (1930, Okeh version)
581. She's A Latin From Manhattan - Victor Young Orchestra w/Hall Burke & the Tune Twisters (v) (1935)
582. What's The Reaon? - Bill Coleman Trio (I) (1936)
583. He Ain't Got Rhythm - Jimmy Rushing (v) w/Benny Goodman Orchestra (1937)
584. I'm Coming Virginia - Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra (1935) // Sidney Bechet (1941)
585. Till The End Of Time - Perry Como (1945)
586. Swing Is Here - Gene Krupa Band w/Roy Eldridge (I) (1936)
587. Can't Get Out Of This Mood - Sarah Vaughn (v) Orchestra (1950)
588. Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? - Count Basie Orchestra w/Taps Miller (v) (1949)
589. Sugar - Billie Holiday (1939)
590. My Heart Tells Me - Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra w/Eugenie Baird (v) (1943)
591. Scrapin' The Toast - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1938)
592. Weekend Of A Private Secretary - Mildred Bailey (v) w/Red Norvo Orchestra (1938)
593. The Girl That I Marry - Dick Haymes (v) (1946)
594. China Boy - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra (1929)
595. Shoot The Likker To Me, John Boy - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/Leo Watson (v) (1937)
596. Breakin' In A Pair Of Shoes - Cleo Brown (v) (1935)
597. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid - Lester Young Quintet (I) (1946)
598. Let's Swing It - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (1935)
599. Mean To Me - Billie Holiday (1937)
600. Well, Git It! - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (I) (1942)

601. Dear Hearts & Gentle People - Bing Crosby (1949)
602. I'm Beginning To See The Light - Harry James Band w/Kitty Kallen (v) (1945)
603. What A Little Moonlight Can Do - Billie Holiday (1935)
604. Study In Brown - Glen Gray & His Orchestra (I) (1937)
605. That's What I Like About The South - Phil Harris (1947)
606. You Ought To Be In Pictures - Little Jack Little & His Orchestra (1934)
607. Tea For Two - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (I) (1937) // Art Tatum (1939)
608. Lulu's Back In Town - Dick Powell (v) (1935)
609. Good Luck - Lou Lockett & His Orchestra w/Dave Tarras (I) (1945)
610. Do You Want To Jump Children? - Leo Watson (v) w/Gene Krupa Band (1938)
611. Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James & His Orchestra (I) (1942)
612. Peg O' My Heart - The Harmonicats (v) (1947)
613. You Turned The Tables On Me - Benny Goodman Orchestra w/Helen Ward (v) (1936)
614. Calloway Boogie - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1947)
615. Organ Grinder's Swing - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (I) (1936)
616. Life Goes To A Party - Harry James Orchestra (I) (1937)
617. Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1949)
618. Good Night Angel - Dick Robertson (v) & His Orchestra, w/Jack Teagarden (1938)
619. Somebody Loves Me - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (1936)
620. Chant Of The Weed - Don Redman & His Orchestra (I) (1931)
621. Who Wouldn't Love You - Kay Kyser Orchestra w/Trudy & Harry Babbitt (v) (1942)
622. (We're Having A) Heat Wave - Ethel Waters (1933)
623. I Want To Rock - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1942)
624. Mush Mouth - Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra (I) (1932)
625. No Love, No Nothin' - Ella Mae Morse (1944)
626. Five O'Clock Whistle - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Ivie Anderson (v) (1940)
627. Jive At Five - Count Basie & His Orchestra, w/Lester Young (I) (1939)
628. Truckin' - Fats Waller & His Rhythm (1935)
629. Stealin' Apples - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (radio transcription, 1937 or 1938)
630. Shimmy Sha-Wabble - McKinney's Cotton Pickers (I) (1928)
631. Main Stem - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (I) (rec. 1942, rel. 1944)
632. If There's A Will, Baby - McKinney's Cotton Pickers, w/Fats Waller & Coleman Hawkins (I) (1929)
633. Bluebird of Happiness - Jan Peerce (v) (1948)
634. Moten Swing - Benny Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra w/Count Basie (I) (1932)
635. My Happiness - Pied Pipers (v) (1948)
636. Rosalie - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Tony Paster (v) (1939)
637. Afternoon In Africa - Buster Bailey (I) (1937)
638. Undecided - Ella Fitzgerald w/Chick Webb Band (1939)
639. Alexander's Rag Time Band - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (v) (1937)
640. Feeling Like A Dream - Larry Clinton Orchestra (I) (1940)
641. I Must Have That Man - Billie Holiday (1937)
642. Ghost Of A Chance - Cab Calloway Orchestra w/Leon "Chu" Berry (I) (1940)
643. White Jazz - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (I) (1933)
644. Here Comes Cookie - Lew Stone & His Orchestra w/Tiny Winters (v) (1935)
645. Manhattan Serenade - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Jo Stafford (v) (1942)
646. Blue Devil Blues - Walter Page's Blue Devils, w/Jimmy Rushing(v) (1929)
647. Cement Mixer (Put-ti, Put-ti) - Alvino Rey & His Orchestra w/Rocky Coluccio (v) (1946)
648. Shoo-Shoo Baby - The Andrews Sisters (1943) // Ella Mae Morse (1944)
649. Liza, All The Clouds'll Roll Away - Teddy Wilson (solo) (I) (1935
650. Study In Surrealism - Larry Clinton & His Orchestra (I) (1940)
651. I Guess I'm Just A Lucky So And So - Duke Ellington Orchestra w/Al Hibbler (v) (1945)
652. Blue Lou - Benny Carter Orchestra w/Teddy Wilson (I) (1933)
653. I Wanna Be Loved - Savannah Churchill & The 4 Tunes(1947)
654. I Want To Be Loved - Andrews Sisters (1950)
655. Honeysuckle Rose - Count Basie w/Lester Young (I) (1937)
656. My Funny Valentine - Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra, w/Ruth Gaylor (v) (1945)
657. Delores - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (1941)
658. 12th Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt & His Orchestra (1948) // Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
659. Ring Dem Bells - Fud Candrix & His Orchestra (I) (1941) // Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
660. Sing Me A Swing Song & Let Me Dance - Ella Fitzgerald (v) w/Chick Webb & His Orchestra (1936)
661. Sleepy Time Gal - Harry James & His Orchestra (I) (recorded 1939, released 1944)
662. I've Got You Under My Skin - Carmen Cavallaro & His Orchestra (I) (1946)
663. Shipyard Ramble - Erskine Hawkins Orchestra (I) (1937)
664. Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week - Frank Sinatra (1945)
665. Two Sleepy People - Bob Hope & Shirley Ross (1938)
666. At A Perfume Counter - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra w/Bob Eberly (v) (1937)
667. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (1938)
668. I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1937)
669. Thou Swell - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1936)
670. Thanks For Everything - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/ Helen Forrest (v) (1939)
671. You've Got To Eat Your Spinach, Baby - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Edythe Wright (v) (1936)
672. The Man That Got Away - Judy Garland (v) (1954)
673. Seems Like A Month Of Sundays - Buster Bailey & His Orchestra, w/Judy Ellington (v) (1940)
674. T-Town Blues - Ernie Fields Orchestra w/Melvin Moore(v) (1939)
675. Skokiaan - Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra (I) (1953)
676. Lotta Sax Appeal - Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy (1936)
677. Little Joe From Chicago - Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy (1938)
     // Mary Lou Williams, piano (I) (1939)
678. Nagasaki - Mills Brothers (v) (1937) // Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France w/Django Reinhardt (I) (1936)
679. San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby (1944)
680. I'll Buy That Dream - Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest(v) (1946)
681. You - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra w/Edythe Wright (v) (1936)
682. Massachusetts - Gene Krupa Band w/Anita O'Day (v) (1942)
683. Maple Leaf Rag - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (I) (1934)
684. Sweet Letter From You - Lionel Hampton & Band (1939)
685. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - Louis Jordan & Tympany Five (1941)
686. Shoe Shiner's Drag - Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
687. Have Mercy - Ella Fitzgerald (v) w/Chick Webb Orchestra (1939)
688. Time On My Hands - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1945)
689. The Things I Love - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, w/Bob Eberly (v) (1941)
690. Travelin' Light - Billie Holiday (v) w/Paul Whiteman Orchestra (1942)
691. Managua, Nicaragua - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (v) (1946)
692. Robins & Roses - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Edythe Wright (v) (1936)
693. Everybody Eats When They Come To My House - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (1047)
694. On The Alamo - Benny Goodman Sextet, w/Count Basie (I) (1941)
695. That's My Home - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1932)
696. Traffic Jam - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (I) (1939)
697. For The Good Of Your Country - Count Basie & His Orchestra w/Jimmy Rushing (v) (1942)
698. Angelina - Louis Prima & His Orchestra (1944)
699. Stardust - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Edythe Wright (v) (1938)
700. Toby - Benny Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra (I) (1932)

701. Opus One - Mills Brothers (v) (1955)
702. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra, w/Bob Lawrence (v) (1933)
703. Smoke Dreams - Mildred Bailey (v) w/Red Norvo Orchestra (1938)
704. I Never Knew - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
705. You'll Never Know - Larry Clinton Orchestra & His Orchestra w/Peggy Mann (v) (1942)
706. Gone With The Wind - Art Tatum (I) (1937)
707. Beer Barrel Polka - Will Glahe & His Musette Orchestra (1938)
708. My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Larry Clinton Orchestra w/Bea Wain (v) (1939)
709. A Sailboat In The Moonlight - Billie Holiday (v) w/Lester Young(I) (1937)
710. Just You, Just Me - Lester Young Quartet (1943)
711. Oh Boy! I'm In The Groove - Horace Henderson & His Orchestra (1940)
712. Apollo Jump - Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (I) (1941)
713. You're My Thrill - Charlie Barnet Orchestra w/Lena Horne (v) (1941)
714. Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller Orchestra (1939)
715. Deep In A Dream - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1938)
716. They Say - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra w/Helen Forrest (v) (1938)
717. Blue Again - Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (1931)
718. I've Got The World On A String - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (v) (1933) // Frank Sinatra (1953)
718. Well All Right, Then - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (1939)
720. McGhee Special - Andy Kirk & His Clouds of Joy w/Howard McGhee, trumpet (I) (1942)
721. Castle Rock - Frank Sinatra (v) w/Harry James Band (1951)
722. More Than You Know - Benny Carter Orchestra w/Roy Felton (v) (1939)
733. I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/Frank Sinatra (v) (1941)
724. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Gene Austin (v) w/Leonard Joy & His Orchestra (1931)
725. Oh! What It Seemed To Be - Frankie Carle Orchestra w/Marjorie Hughes (v) (1946)
726. Hey Ba-Ba Rebop - Lionel Hampton & Band (1946)
727. So In Love - Patti Page (1949)
728. Bouncing With Bean - Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra (I)(1940)
729. Panama - Luis Russell & His Orchestra (1930)
730. If Dreams Come True - Billie Holiday (v) w/Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra (1938)
731. Crazy Rhythm - Harry James & His Orchestra (I) (1941)
732. Five Guys Named Moe - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1942)
733. Near You - Francis Craig & His Orchestra (1947)
734. I Wonder - Cecil Gant (v) (1944)
735. Harlem Jump - Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra (I) (radio transcription, 1941)
736. Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (I) (1938)
737. Second Balcony Jump - Earl Hines & His Orchestra (I) (1942) // Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans (1941)
738. Shuffle Off To Buffalo - Hal Kemp & His Orchestra w/Skinnay Ennis (v) (1934) // The Boswell Sisters (1933)
739. Rhythm Is Our Business - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (I) (1935)
740. For Dancers Only - Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra (I) (1935)
741. Sway - Dean Martin (1954)
742. Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima & His Orchestra (I) (1936)
743. Tiger Rag - Mills Brothers (v) (1931) // Fud Candrix & His Orchestra (I) (1941)
744. Everybody Shuffle– Benny Carter & His Orchestra (I) (1934)
745. Indian Love Call - Artie Shaw Orchestra w/Tony Pastor (v) (1938)
746. Guilty - Margaret Whiting w/Jerry Gray & His Orchestra (v) (1947)
747. Patty Cake Man - Ella Mae Morse (v) (1944)
748. To Each His Own - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra // The Ink Spots (1946)
748. The Continental - Leo Reisman & His Orchestra w/Lew Conrad (v) (1934)
750. All Of Me - Louis Armstrong (v) (1932)


Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller
Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Count Basie
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Woody Herman
Woody Herman
Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters
Artie Shaw
Artie Shaw
Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Les Brown
Les Brown

Frank Sinatra
Nat King Cole Trio
Nat "King" Cole Trio
Mills Brothers
Mills Brothers
Ink Spots
Ink Spots
Fats Waller
Fats Waller
Stan Kenton
Stan Kenton
Jo Stafford
Jo Stafford
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
Sidney Bechet
Sidney Bechet
Gene Krupa
Gene Krupa
Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton
Lester Young
Lester Young
Helen Forrest
Helen Forrest
Harry James
Harry James
Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmie Lunceford
Jimmie Lunceford
Erskine Hawkins
Erskine Hawkins
Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
Bea Wain
Bea Wain
Louis Prima
Louis Prima


Criteria:
I. This list is not a pure Top 40 or Top 100 list from this era; for example, there is no Country & Western or much in the way of Blues records on this list.

II. The main, or criteria #1, was: Were these songs likely to be heard or sung in the main big dance halls of the day, from Coast to Coast, where dancers did the swing dances like the Lindy, Jitterbug, L.A. Balboa, or just hung-out for boy-meets-girl purposes?

III. Why are pure pop songs like "Over The Rainbow" and others included? Well, for one, many of the famous big bands of the day, like Glenn Miller, or Larry Clinton, for example, just to name two, came up with their own versions of the songs, and surely these were played and performed and sung before their audiences and dancers. Bea Wain's version with Larry Clinton big band made it to #10 on the Hit Parade, even though of course, only Judy Garland's is remembered, her mega-selling #1 from the movie.

IV. It is not supposed to be a pure Jazz list, and that's why even some pure jazz influential and significant records of historical jazz importance are not included. This list is all about "Your Hit Parade" radio formats, and the live dance or concert hall (some many numerous ones throughout the country at the time, like the Glen Island Casino or Rouge Room at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York, just to name two of thousands of performance and dance venues, and music played or records spun at USO's serving the fighting GI's overseas.

V. The record has to have either lasting importance to jazz (and mostly danceable jazz - the big band stuff mainly), to popular music as a whole, or had to have been influential to fellow musicians and songwriters of the day; or it had to have some lasting impact or critical accolade. Artie Shaw's "Stardust" was voted #1 popular record of all time by a national survey of radio DJ's in 1955, for example.





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