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Verve: The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection

Various Artists - Verve: The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection

Verve - The Sound Of America - The Singles Collection is a 5 CD collection featuring 100 singles from the Verve catalog - over 20 of which have been out of print for years. Packaged in a stylish, two-part, lift-off box, Verve - The Sound Of America includes a 48-page booklet and extensive liner notes.

Verve - The Sound Of America takes you through the history of one of the most influential jazz labels of all-time with tracks such as Ella Fitzgerald's Top 50 hit 'Mack The Knife' (1960); Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 's Top 5, Grammy Award winning hit 'The Girl From Ipanema' (1964); Jimmy Smith's Top 100 hit 'The Cat' (1964); and Diana Krall's 'The Look Of Love' (2001).

Founded in 1956 by jazz impresario Norman Granz, Verve Records, along with its associated labels, has consistently been the forefront of jazz's development as both an American art form and an influential commercial force for more than half a century.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE - JUST FRIENDS (1947-1956):
  2. 1. Perdido Part 1 & Part 2 - Live At Carnegie Hall/1947 (Jazz At The Philharmonic)
  3. 2. No Noise (Charlie Parker, Machito Orchestra)
  4. 3. Opera In Vout - Part 1 & 2 - Live At Embassy Auditorium, Los Angeles/1946 (Slim Gaillard)
  5. 4. Just Friends (Charlie Parker)
  6. 5. I Cover The Waterfront - 12-inch Version (Lester Young, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich)
  7. 6. Bloomdido (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie)
  8. 7. There's A Small Hotel (Coleman Hawkins)
  9. 8. Debut (Oscar Peterson)
  10. 9. Castle Rock (Johnny Hodges)
  11. 10. Port Of Rico (Illinois Jacquet)
  12. 11. You Go To My Head (Billie Holiday)
  13. 12. Dale's Wail (Roy Eldridge)
  14. 13. Tenderly (Billie Holiday)
  15. 14. Tenderly - Album Version (Ben Webster)
  16. 15. Alright, Okay, You Win (Count Basie, Joe Williams)
  17. 16. April In Paris - Alternate Take (Count Basie)
  18. 17. I Can't Get Started (Dizzy Gillespie)
  19. 18. The Rock And Roll Waltz (Anita O'Day)
  20. 19. Too Young For The Blues - Alternate Single Version (Ella Fitzgerald)
  21. 20. Boogie Blues (Gene Krupa Big Band, Featuring Anita O'Day, Featuring Roy Eldridge)

  22. DISC TWO: STAIRWAY TO THE STARS (1956-1957):
  23. 1. Hello Baby (Fred Astaire)
  24. 2. A Beautiful Friendship (Ella Fitzgerald)
  25. 3. Stay There (Ella Fitzgerald)
  26. 4. Stars Fell On Alabama - Album Version (Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
  27. 5. Mountain Greenery (Bing Crosby, Buddy Bregman)
  28. 6. Manhattan - Stereo Version (Ella Fitzgerald)
  29. 7. I Wonder (Woody Herman & His Orchestra)
  30. 8. I've Never Left Your Arms (Oscar Peterson)
  31. 9. It's All Right With Me (Ella Fitzgerald)
  32. 10. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Johnny Hodges)
  33. 11. Derek's Blues (Buddy Bregman)
  34. 12. Sayonara (Teddy Wilson)
  35. 13. The Golden Striker (Oscar Peterson)
  36. 14. Sing Sing Sing (Gene Krupa)
  37. 15. Stairway To The Stars (Ella Fitzgerald)
  38. 16. Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (Dizzy Gillespie)
  39. 17. Frenesi (Mel Tormé)
  40. 18. Lulu's Back In Town (Louis Bellson)
  41. 19. Strange Fruit - Live At Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles/1945 (Billie Holiday)
  42. 20. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen - Re-record (Louis Armstrong)

  43. DISC THREE - BOSSA NOVA (1958 - 1962):
  44. 1. On The Street Where You Live (Oscar Peterson)
  45. 2. Mack The Knife (Ella Fitzgerald)
  46. 3. Let's Do It (Terry Gibbs)
  47. 4. I'm Gonna Go Fishin' (Gerry Mulligan)
  48. 5. How High The Moon - Live In Berlin/1960 (Ella Fitzgerald)
  49. 6. Bossa Nova (Roy Eldridge)
  50. 7. (You'll Have To Swing It) Mr. Paganini - Live At The Crescendo/1961 (Ella Fitzgerald)
  51. 8. Cry Me A River (Ella Fitzgerald)
  52. 9. Walk On The Wild Side - Album Version (Jimmy Smith)
  53. 10. Desafinado - Single Version (Stan Getz) Charlie Byrd
  54. 11. Ol' Man River - Album Version (Jimmy Smith)
  55. 12. Teach Me Tonight (Blossom Dearie)
  56. 13. The Hippie Twist (Terry Gibbs)
  57. 14. Desafinado (Ella Fitzgerald)
  58. 15. Manha De Carnaval (Morning Of Carnival) - Album Version (Stan Getz)
  59. 16. Hobo Flats - NY Version (Jimmy Smith)
  60. 17. Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home (Ella Fitzgerald)
  61. 18. Sambalero (Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfa Featuring Maria Helena De Toledo)
  62. 19. On Broadway (Bill Evans)
  63. 20. More (Theme From Mondo Cane) (Kai Winding Featuring Kenny Burrell)

  64. DISC FOUR - GOLDFINGER (1963 - 1965):
  65. 1. Theme From the V.I.P.s (Bill Evans)
  66. 2. What'd I Say - Album Version (Jimmy Smith)
  67. 3. Theme From Any Number Can Win - Album Version (Jimmy Smith)
  68. 4. Hymn To Freedom (The Oscar Peterson Trio)
  69. 5. Corcovado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  70. 6. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie)
  71. 7. If That's The Way You Want It (Wynton Kelly)
  72. 8. Mondo Cane #2 (Kai Winding)
  73. 9. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Jimmy Smith)
  74. 10. Blowin' In The Wind (Stan Getz)
  75. 11. The Girl From Ipanema - Single Version (Stan Getz, João Gilberto Featuring Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  76. 12. Hello Dolly (Ella Fitzgerald)
  77. 13. Makin' Whoopee (Louis Armstrong)
  78. 14. The Cat - Album Version (Jimmy Smith, Lalo Schifrin)
  79. 15. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Lalo Schifrin)
  80. 16. Ringo Beat (Ella Fitzgerald)
  81. 17. You've Been Talkin' 'Bout Me Baby (Donald Byrd)
  82. 18. Soul Sauce (Cal Tjader)
  83. 19. Goldfinger - Album Version (Jimmy Smith)
  84. 20. Agua De Beber (Astrud Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim)

  85. DISC FIVE - BUMPIN' ON SUNSET (1965-2001):
  86. 1. Organ Grinder's Swing (Jimmy Smith Featuring Kenny Burrell and Grady Tate)
  87. 2. Loie (Kenny Burrell)
  88. 3. Imagine My Frustration (Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington)
  89. 4. Spanish Grease (Willie Bobo)
  90. 5. Goin' Out Of My Head (Wes Montgomery)
  91. 6. Got My Mojo Workin' (Jimmy Smith)
  92. 7. Pavane (Bill Evans Trio)
  93. 8. Hoochie Coochie Man (Jimmy Smith)
  94. 9. Bumpin' On Sunset (Wes Montgomery)
  95. 10. Sunshine Superman (Willie Bobo)
  96. 11. California Dreaming (Wes Montgomery)
  97. 12. Dindi - Album Version (Astrud Gilberto)
  98. 13. Evil Ways - Album Version (Willie Bobo)
  99. 14. Manteca (Chico O'Farrill)
  100. 15. Chain Of Fools (Jimmy Smith)
  101. 16. The Word (Don Sebesky)
  102. 17. The Preacher (Kenny Burrell)
  103. 18. Agnus Dei (Lalo Schifrin)
  104. 19. Communications '72 (Stan Getz)
  105. 20. The Look Of Love (Diana Krall)