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The complete Aladdin recordings of Lester Young.

Author: Lester Young; Nat King Cole; Helen Humes
Publisher: Hollywood, CA. : Blue Note, [1995] ℗1995
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This two-disc set contains every item that Lester Young recorded for Aladdin including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 Helen Humes date, from which comes a newly discovered instrumental"--Container.
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Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Young; Nat King Cole; Helen Humes
OCLC Number: 37321452
Language Note: Vocal selections sung in English.
Notes: Program notes in English by Leonard Feather (10 unnumbered pages ; portraits) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Lester Young, tenor saxophone ; with variously: Helen Humes, vocals ; Nat King Cole, Dodo Mamarosa, Wesley Jones, Joe Albany, Argonne Thornton (Sadik Hakim), Gene DiNovi, Jimmy Bunn, piano ; Red Callender, Curtis Counce, Ted Briscoe, Rodney Richardson, Curly Russell, Junior Rudd, bass ; Vic Dickenson, trombone ; Henry Tucker, Johnny Otis, Chico Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Lyndell Marshall, Tiny Kahn, drums ; Willie Smith, alto saxophone ; Howard McGhee, Shorty McConnell, trumpet ; Irving Ashby, Fred Lacey, Nasir Barakaat, Chuck Wayne, Dave Barbour, guitar ; Maxwell Davis, tenor saxophone.
Event notes: Recorded
1942-1947.
Description: 2 audio discs (122 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: disc 1. Indiana / J. F. Hanley ; B. MacDonald (4:50) ; I can't get started / V. Duke ; Gershwin (4:53) ; Tea for two / V. Youmans ; I. Caesser (4:45) ; Body and soul / Green ; Heyman ; Sour ; Eyton (5:07) ; D.B. Blues / L. Young ; K. Pleasure (2:58) ; Lester blows again / L. Young (2:29) ; These foolish things / Morrell ; Strachey ; Link (3:08) ; Jumpin' at Mesner's / L. Young (2:42) ; It's only a paper moon / Rose ; Harburg ; Arlen (3:03) ; After you've gone / H. Creamer ; T. Layton (2:40) ; Lover come back to me / S. Romberg ; O. Hammerstein II (2:35) ; Jammin' with Lester / L. Young (3:01) ; You're driving me crazy / W. Donaldson (3:03) ; New Lester leaps in (2:55) ; Lester's be bop boogie (3:12) / L. Young ; She's funny that way / N. Moret ; A. Whiting (3:17) ; Sunday / Miller ; Krueger ; Conn ; Styne (2:22) ; S.M. Blues / L. Young (3:00) --
disc 2: Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (3:09) ; No eyes blue (2:57) ; Sax-O-Be-Bop (2:50) / L. Young ; On the sunny side of the street / J. McHugh ; L Fields (2:57) ; Easy does it (2:31) ; Easy does it (alternate take) (2:27) ; Movin' with Lester (2:43) / L. Young ; One o'clock jump (2:36) ; Jumpin' at the woodside (2:57) / C. Basie ; I'm confessin' / Neiburg ; Daughtery ; Reynolds (2:29) ; Lester smooths it out (2:52) ; Just cooling (2:56) / L. Young ; Tea for two (3:05) / V. Youmans ; I. Caesser ; East of the sun (3:07) / Brooks ; Bowman ; Sheik of Araby (2:29) / Snyder ; Smith ; Wheeler ; Something to remember you by (2:42) / A. Schwartz ; H. Dietz ; Riffin' without Helen / improvisation (3:10) ; Please let me forget / R. Callender (3:07) ; He don't love me anymore / M. Hathaway (2:49) --
Pleasing man blues / H. Brock (3:03) ; See see rider / Ma Rainey (2:46) ; It's better to give than receive / H. Humes ; M. LeMayes (2:55).
Other Titles: Lester Young-The Complete Aladdin Sessions
Complete Aladdin sessions

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"This two-disc set contains every item that Lester Young recorded for Aladdin including the rare 1942 trio session with Nat Cole and a 1946 Helen Humes date, from which comes a newly discovered instrumental"--Container.

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