Best old jazz, big band songs?

I've been getting really into old jazz songs lately, like Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. I also really like Marilyn Monroe and stuff like that. Any suggestions for other artists?

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  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Srike Up The Band - (George Gershwin)

    Mack The Knife - (Kurt Weill)

    It's Only A Paper Moon - (Buddy Rich)

    I Like Em Fat Like That - (Glenn Miller)

    Jersey Bounce - (Benny Goodman)

    Our Delight - (Dizzy Gillespie)

    High Society Rag - (Louis Armstrong)

    Wabash Stomp - (Roy Eldridge)

    Swing De Paris - (Django Reinhardt)

    Dinah - (Fats Waller)

    Jump Jive and Wail - (Louis Prima)

    Jazz Me Blues - (Bix Beiderbecke)

    Let The Good Times Roll - (Fats Waller)

    Play, Fiddle, Play - (Errol Garner)

    Somebody Loves Me - (Lester Young)

    Poinciana - (Benny Carter)

    Lullaby In Rhythm - (Art Tatum)

    Shanghai Shuffle - (Fletcher Henderson)

    Hello Dolly - (Louis Armstrong)

    Anything Goes - (Cole Porter)

    Bags' Groove - (George Shearing)

    What's Your Number? - (Count Basie)

    Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good) - (Cab Calloway)

    Basie - Straight Ahead - (Count Basie)

    Somethings Gotta Give - (Mercer Johnny)

    Gee But You're Swell - (Chick Webb)

    Pennsylvania 6-5000 - (Glenn Miller

    I Get a Kick Out of You - (Cole Porter)

    Two O’Clock Jump - (Harry James)

    Nice Work If You Can Get It - (George Gershwin)

    The Hucklebuck - (Buck Clayton)

    Cheek To Cheek - (Irving Berlin)

    Just One of Those Things - (Cole Porter)

    How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

    This Can’t Be Love (Rodgers/Hart)

    In The Mood - (Glenn Miller)

    It's All Right with Me - (Cole Porter)

    Tootin' Through the Roof - (Duke Ellington)

    You're Giving Me A Song And A Dance - (Benny Goodman)

    In A Jam - (Duke Ellington)

    Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - (Glenn Miller)

    Boogie Woogie - ( Tommy Dorsey)

    Woodchopper's Ball - (Woody Herman)

    Harlem Air Shaft - (Duke Ellington)

    The Carioca - (Buddy Rich)

    When The Saints Go Marching In - (Louis Armstrong)

  • 3 years ago

    Best Big Band Songs

  • 9 years ago

    Sarah Vaughn, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Jelly Roll Morton, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB), Joe Oliver, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Weldon "jack" Teagarden, Leon Beiderbecke, Ramsey Lewis, Roland Kirk, Doug and Jean Carne, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Glen Miller, Dave Brubeck, Theolonius Monk, Herbie Hancock, Dizzie Gillispie, Earl Klugh, Charlie Mingus, Phyllis Hyman, Nancy Wilson, Sonny Rollins, Maynard Ferguson.

    See, lots of people, have at it.

  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Here are some of what i would call " old " big bands for you

    Cab Calloway " The Jumpin' Jive " on Classical jazz CDCD 1072 ( compilation ).

    The Big Band Collection on Emporio DEMPCD 011 a 2CD set.

    The Essence Of Swing on Delta Music 33312.

    Claude Tornhill and His Orchestra The Transcription Performances 1947 ( The Metronome Series ). on Hep CD 60.

    Stan Kenton And His Orchestra 1947 vol. 2 on Classics 1039 ( France ).

    Woody Herman The New Thundering Herd 40th anniversary concert on BMG Music ( France ).

    Ellington complete At Newport on Columbia legacy CB 741 a 2CD set.

    Source(s): CD collection.
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  • 9 years ago

    Oh my gosh. I could go on all day! It's an older one, but a really great and catchy big band song is sing sing sing. It's a blast to play as well!

    Anything by count basie and duke ellington would be what I would suggest right away. One great album is Count Basie and Diane Schurr (Don't' think I spelt her name right). There's also an album with Ella and Basie which is fantastic.

  • 9 years ago

    If you like those bands, you MUST check out the early anita o day recordings with the gene krupa orkest. Also you might find intersting this singer less known: ella mae morse.

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