• Jimmie LUNCEFORD & His Orch. - It's The Way That You Swing It - The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford

The Lunceford band was highly innovative both musically and visually and that may explain why it did not receive the recognition that its performances deserved. It could stand comparison with any band of the period and at one time or another, it beat all the other well-known bands in the "Battles Of The Bands" that took place regularly at dance halls around America. Looking back, it is difficult to understand why it did not reach the level of esteem with the general public that was enjoyed by bands that were not in the same class musically. The ability of the band did not pass without note by other bandleaders and Glenn Miller is reported as saying that Jimmie Lunceford had "the best of all bands." He went on to say, "Duke is great, Basie is remarkable, but Lunceford tops them both."

Track Listing

Disc One
1. JAZZNOCRACY
2. ROSE ROOM (IN SUNNY ROSELAND)
3. STRATOSPHERE
4. NANA
5. UNSOPHISTICATED SUE
6. DREAM OF YOU
7. RHYTHM IS OUR BUSINESS
8. SLEEPY TIME GAL
9. FOUR OR FIVE TIMES
10. AVALON
11. HITTIN' THE BOTTLE
12. I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC
13. THE MELODY MAN
14. ORGAN GRINDER'S SWING
15. HARLEM SHOUT
16. RUNNING A TEMPERATURE
17. HE AIN'T GOT RHYTHM
18. SLUMMING ON PARK AVENUE
19. THE MERRY-GO-ROUND BROKE DOWN
20. HELL'S BELLS
21. FOR DANCERS ONLY
22. PIGEON WALK
23. ANNIE LAURIE
24. FRISCO FOG

Disc Two
1. MARGIE
2. SWEET SUE, JUST YOU
3. 'TAIN'T WHAT YOU DO (IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT)
4. TIME'S A-WASTIN'
5. WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED SWING?
6. EASTER PARADE
7. WELL, ALL RIGHT THEN
8. I USED TO LOVE YOU (BUT IT'S ALL OVER NOW)
9. BELGIUM STOMP
10. THINK OF ME, LITTLE DADDY
11. UPTOWN BLUES
12. LUNCEFORD SPECIAL
13. I GOT IT
14. TWENTY-FOUR ROBBERS
15. BATTLE AXE
16. CHOCOLATE
17. FLAMINGO
18. SIESTA AT THE FIESTA
19. HI SPOOK
20. IMPROMPTU
21. BLUES IN THE NIGHT (Parts 1 & 2)
22. STRICTLY INSTRUMENTAL
23. BACK DOOR STUFF (Parts 1 & 2)
24. THE HONEYDRIPPER

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/06/2002
UPC Bar Code No 604988039122

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Jimmie LUNCEFORD & His Orch. - It's The Way That You Swing It - The Hits Of Jimmie Lunceford

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