Tracklist: CD1 [02:38] 1. Al Jolson - Swanee [02:33] 2. Eartha Kitt - Do It Again [02:23] 3. Fred & Adele Astaire with George Gershwin - Fascinating Rhythm [04:30] 4. Fred Astaire - Oh, Lady Be Good! [02:36] 5. Jack Teagarden - Somebody Loves Me [16:25] 6. Leonard Bernstein & Columbia Symphony Orch. - Rhapsody In Blue [03:07] 7. Ella Fitzgerald - Looking For A Boy [02:39] 8. Wolverine Orchestra - Fidgety Feet [03:25] 9. Ella Fitzgerald - Maybe [03:01] 10. Keely Smith - Someone To Watch Over Me [03:05] 11. Fred & Adele Astaire - Funny Face [01:34] 12. Julie London - S Wonderful [02:44] 13. Ella Fitzgerald - Soon [02:41] 14. Red Nichols & His Orch. - Strike Up The Band [02:49] 15. Billie Holiday - The Man I Love [03:15] 16. Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman's Orchestra - How Long Has This Been Going On' [02:11] 17. Frank Sinatra - I've Got A Crush On You [02:37] 18. Lee Wiley - But Not For Me [03:23] 19. Nat King Cole - Embraceable You [02:05] 20. Adelaïde Hall - I Got Rhythm [03:06] 21. The Knickerbockers with Ben Selvin's Orch. - Of Thee I Sing CD2 [03:27] 1. Lee Wiley - Sam And Delilah [03:14] 2. Anita O'day - Who Cares' [03:54] 3. Sarah Vaughan - Isn't It A Pity' [02:30] 4. Jo Stafford - Mine [02:23] 5. Paul Robeson - A Woman Is A Sometime Thing [04:09] 6. Nina Simone - I Loves You Porgy [01:39] 7. Lee Wiley - Summertime [02:53] 8. Aretha Franklin - It Ain't Necessarily So [05:27] 9. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Bess You Is My Woman [03:10] 10. Shirley Bassey - A Foggy Day [02:10] 11. Keely Smith & Louis Prima - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off [02:37] 12. Ella Fitzgerald - Nice Work If You Can Get It [02:45] 13. Don Matteson - They All Laughed [02:12] 14. Keely Smith & Louis Prima - They Can't Take That Away From Me [03:20] 15. Billie Holiday - Things Are Looking Up [16:13] 16. Victor Symphony Orch - American In Paris [02:49] 17. Bob Eberly - Love Walked In [03:42] 18. Billie Holiday - Our Love Is Here To Stay [03:11] 19. Dick Haymes with Judy Garland - For You, For Me, For Evermore A selection of pre-war female Blues singers accompanied by hot jazz bands of the day. The most famous artists here is certainly Bessie smith whose influence pervades most of the recordings that followed her initial success. Also featured are Blue Lu Barker with her original recording of Don't You Feel My Leg' and the Chicago based guitarist Memphis Minnie. This CD is the perfect introduction to the unique sounds of the classic Blues singers.
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