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The Definitive Dixieland Collection (Guitar / Piano/Keyboard / Vocal) [Paperback]

Hal Leonard Corporation
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Dec 8 2004 Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook

Over 70 Dixieland classics, including: Ain't Misbehavin' • Alexander's Ragtime Band • Basin Street Blues • Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? • Dinah • Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? • I Ain't Got Nobody


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4.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Journey Back in Time Jan. 9 2001
By Haiyu
This collection of one of the earliest forms of jazz provides some ancient tunes that nevertheless keep people's feet moving decades later. Many of the 73 tunes will be familiar to those who have spent even a second in New Orleans. Scattered throughout are also some venerable blues. Anyone looking for the written notes of some of the songs featured in Ken Burns' "Jazz" can find many here, including "Livery Stable Blues" and "Maple Leaf Rag." The only complaint is that some of the arrangements are written in a poor key or have been overly simplified. Nevertheless, you won't be disappointed.
Songs included: After You've Gone/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ Alexander's Ragtime Band/ Angry/ Baby, Won't You Please Come Home/ Ballin' the Jack/ Basin Street Blues/ Beale Street Blues/ Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home/ Black Bottom Stomp/ Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me/ Bugle Call Rag/ The Chant/ Climax Rag/ Copenhagen/ Dallas Blues/ Darktown Shuffle/ Deep Henerson/ Dinah/ Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans/ Doctor Jazz/ Everybody Loves My Baby/ Farewell Blues/ Frog-I-More Rag/ A Good Man is Hard to Find/ Grandpa's Spells/ High Society/ Honeysuckle Rose/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate/ I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter/ I've Found a New Baby/ Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider)/ Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)/ The Jazz-Me Blues/ Kansas City Stomp/ King Porter Stomp/
Livery Stable Blues/ Mahogany Hall Stomp/ Mama's Gone, Goodbye/ Maple Leaf Rag/ Melancholy/ Milenberg Joys/
Mississippi Mud/ Muskrat Ramble/ My Honey's Lovin' Arms/ Original Dixieland One-Step/ Ory's Creole Trombone/ The Pearls/ Rosetta/ Royal Garden Blues/ San/ Shreveport Stomps/ Sidewalk Blues/ Sobbin' Blues/ Some of these Days/ St.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Journey Back in Time Jan. 9 2001
By Haiyu
This collection of one of the earliest forms of jazz provides some ancient tunes that nevertheless keep people's feet moving decades later. Many of the 73 tunes will be familiar to those who have spent even a second in New Orleans. Scattered throughout are also some venerable blues. Anyone looking for the written notes of some of the songs featured in Ken Burns' "Jazz" can find many here, including "Livery Stable Blues" and "Maple Leaf Rag." You won't be disappointed.
Songs included: After You've Gone Ain't Misbehavin' Alexander's Ragtime Band Angry Baby, Won't You Please Come Home Ballin' the Jack Basin Street Blues Beale Street Blues Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Black Bottom Stomp Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me Bugle Call Rag The Chant Climax Rag Copenhagen Dallas Blues Darktown Shuffle Deep Henerson Dinah Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans Doctor Jazz Everybody Loves My Baby Farewell Blues Frog-I-More Rag A Good Man is Hard to Find Grandpa's Spells High Society Honeysuckle Rose I Ain't Got Nobody I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter I've Found a New Baby Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider) Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) The Jazz-Me Blues Kansas City Stomp King Porter Stomp Livery Stable Blues Mahogany Hall Stomp Mama's Gone, Goodbye Maple Leaf Rag Melancholy Milenberg Joys Mississippi Mud Muskrat Ramble My Honey's Lovin' Arms Original Dixieland One-Step Ory's Creole Trombone The Pearls Rosetta Royal Garden Blues San Shreveport Stomps Sidewalk Blues Sobbin' Blues Some of these Days St. Louis Blues Struttin' with some Barbecue Sugar Blues Sugar Foot Stomp The Tailgate Ramble 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do That's a Plenty There'll be some Changes Made Tin Roof Blues Tishomingo Blues Walkin' the Dog 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Weary Blues When the Saints Go Marching In Wild Man Blues Willie the Weeper Wolverine Blues
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but... Jan. 16 2002
The cover, of a bunch of middle-aged to elderly white musicians, indicates what's meant by Dixieland here. At least half the numebrs have nothing to do with New orleans or chicago Jazz, original or revived. The irrelevant pieces include good stuff, but where's Panama? Climax Rag? Pretty Baby? Snag It? On and On Blues? (just kidding....
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Journey Back in Time Jan. 9 2001
By Haiyu - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of one of the earliest forms of jazz provides some ancient tunes that nevertheless keep people's feet moving decades later. Many of the 73 tunes will be familiar to those who have spent even a second in New Orleans. Scattered throughout are also some venerable blues. Anyone looking for the written notes of some of the songs featured in Ken Burns' "Jazz" can find many here, including "Livery Stable Blues" and "Maple Leaf Rag." You won't be disappointed.
Songs included: After You've Gone Ain't Misbehavin' Alexander's Ragtime Band Angry Baby, Won't You Please Come Home Ballin' the Jack Basin Street Blues Beale Street Blues Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Black Bottom Stomp Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me Bugle Call Rag The Chant Climax Rag Copenhagen Dallas Blues Darktown Shuffle Deep Henerson Dinah Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans Doctor Jazz Everybody Loves My Baby Farewell Blues Frog-I-More Rag A Good Man is Hard to Find Grandpa's Spells High Society Honeysuckle Rose I Ain't Got Nobody I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter I've Found a New Baby Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider) Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana) The Jazz-Me Blues Kansas City Stomp King Porter Stomp Livery Stable Blues Mahogany Hall Stomp Mama's Gone, Goodbye Maple Leaf Rag Melancholy Milenberg Joys Mississippi Mud Muskrat Ramble My Honey's Lovin' Arms Original Dixieland One-Step Ory's Creole Trombone The Pearls Rosetta Royal Garden Blues San Shreveport Stomps Sidewalk Blues Sobbin' Blues Some of these Days St. Louis Blues Struttin' with some Barbecue Sugar Blues Sugar Foot Stomp The Tailgate Ramble 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do That's a Plenty There'll be some Changes Made Tin Roof Blues Tishomingo Blues Walkin' the Dog 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Weary Blues When the Saints Go Marching In Wild Man Blues Willie the Weeper Wolverine Blues
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Journey Back in Time Jan. 9 2001
By Haiyu - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of one of the earliest forms of jazz provides some ancient tunes that nevertheless keep people's feet moving decades later. Many of the 73 tunes will be familiar to those who have spent even a second in New Orleans. Scattered throughout are also some venerable blues. Anyone looking for the written notes of some of the songs featured in Ken Burns' "Jazz" can find many here, including "Livery Stable Blues" and "Maple Leaf Rag." The only complaint is that some of the arrangements are written in a poor key or have been overly simplified. Nevertheless, you won't be disappointed.
Songs included: After You've Gone/ Ain't Misbehavin'/ Alexander's Ragtime Band/ Angry/ Baby, Won't You Please Come Home/ Ballin' the Jack/ Basin Street Blues/ Beale Street Blues/ Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home/ Black Bottom Stomp/ Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me/ Bugle Call Rag/ The Chant/ Climax Rag/ Copenhagen/ Dallas Blues/ Darktown Shuffle/ Deep Henerson/ Dinah/ Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans/ Doctor Jazz/ Everybody Loves My Baby/ Farewell Blues/ Frog-I-More Rag/ A Good Man is Hard to Find/ Grandpa's Spells/ High Society/ Honeysuckle Rose/ I Ain't Got Nobody/ I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate/ I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter/ I've Found a New Baby/ Ida (Sweet as Apple Cider)/ Indiana (Back Home Again in Indiana)/ The Jazz-Me Blues/ Kansas City Stomp/ King Porter Stomp/
Livery Stable Blues/ Mahogany Hall Stomp/ Mama's Gone, Goodbye/ Maple Leaf Rag/ Melancholy/ Milenberg Joys/
Mississippi Mud/ Muskrat Ramble/ My Honey's Lovin' Arms/ Original Dixieland One-Step/ Ory's Creole Trombone/ The Pearls/ Rosetta/ Royal Garden Blues/ San/ Shreveport Stomps/ Sidewalk Blues/ Sobbin' Blues/ Some of these Days/ St. Louis Blues/ Struttin' with some Barbecue/ Sugar Blues/ Sugar Foot Stomp/ The Tailgate Ramble/ 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness if I Do/
That's a Plenty/ There'll be some Changes Made/ Tin Roof Blues/ Tishomingo Blues/ Walkin' the Dog/ 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans/ Weary Blues/ When the Saints Go Marching In/ Wild Man Blues/ Willie the Weeper/ Wolverine Blues
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost wonderful! Oct. 17 2012
By G. Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fine collection of tunes. Not all are what I would call "Dixieland." Many are simply pop tunes of the Dixieland era. But I suppose the argument could be made that ANY pop tune, if played by a Dixieland band, then becomes a Dixieland tune. Regardless, this is fine collection. Some of the choices struck me as odd. For example, the version of Jelly Roll Morton's "Wolverine Blues" is James Dapogny's painstakingly precise transcription of one of Morton's recordings of the piece from a 1982 collection jointly published by G. Schirmer and the Smithsonian Institution Press. Dapogny did an amazing job, but you have to be a pretty damn good pianist to be able to play it, let alone approximate Morton's sound. I should think a simpler version might have better served the buyer of this folio. (This version also lists the lyricists of the song, but there are no lyrics, since this is a piano transcription.) "That's a Plenty" is the song version, which is fine. But I myself would have preferred a reproduction of the original piano solo from 1914. I read somewhere that Ray Gilbert, who wrote the lyrics, was something like two years old when the piano solo was published! There are other problems that I have with the choices, but in all it's a wonderful collection and certainly helped fill out my library. Editor Ronny Schiff gives credit to Tex Wyndham, who wrote the foreword, for being "extremely helpful in advising on and validating the choice of tunes in this book." That could mean he only gave advice on titles, not necessarily which versions were chosen. I know (or knew) Tex, and he has an incredible vintage sheet music collection. He could well have supplied Schiff with everything in this collection, but I doubt it, because I don't think he would have made some of the choices I mention. But all that aside, as I said, this is a dandy collection. If you're into collecting this kind of music you could certainly benefit from this folio. It's definitely far, far better than any other Dixieland collection I've encountered.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but... Jan. 16 2002
By John S. Roberts - Published on Amazon.com
The cover, of a bunch of middle-aged to elderly white musicians, indicates what's meant by Dixieland here. At least half the numebrs have nothing to do with New orleans or chicago Jazz, original or revived. The irrelevant pieces include good stuff, but where's Panama? Climax Rag? Pretty Baby? Snag It? On and On Blues? (just kidding....
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