Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Art Tatum - Complete Original American Decca

Collectors of recordings by piano great Art Tatum are frustrated by the many haphazard, poorly documented, and often incomplete collections of his work; this four-CD set by the English label Definitive attempts to collect all of his known recordings for Decca, but there are a few surprising twists. Tatum recorded many of his piano solos with several different takes, so as many as 23 alternate takes remain unissued (and are most likely either lost or unusable) according to Tatum discographer Arnold Laubich. But this is made up by the fact that all of his sessions with singer Adelaide Hall for Brunswick (including four previously unissued alternate takes, one of whose existence was not previously known) and every song he waxed with blues singer Joe Turner are present. Tatum's virtuoso performances — especially his solos of "Tiger Rag," "Elegie," and "Body and Soul" — are still amazing many decades after they were first released. The 24-bit sound of this compilation is richer than the earlier MCA and GRP CD reissues, so the release of this thorough collection may cause more than a few Tatum fans to trade up. The only drawback to this highly recommended reissue is its rather pedestrian liner notes.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/complete-original-american-decca-recordings-mw0000215722


Art Tatum
Complete Original American
Decca Recordings
(1932-1944)

Tracks

Cd. 1


1 Tiger Rag (DaCosta, Edwards, LaRocca ...) 2:01
2 Strange as It Seems (Razaf, Waller) 3:05
3 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli) 3:12
4 You Gave Me Everything But Love (Arlen, Koehler) 3:10
5 This Time, It's Love (Coots, Lewis) 3:10
6 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans) 3:15
7 St. Louis Blues (Handy) 2:39
8 Tiger Rag (DaCosta, Edwards, LaRocca ...) 2:21
9 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parish) 3:18
10 Moonglow (DeLange, Hudson, Mills) 2:42
11 Emaline ( Parish, Perkins) 2:39
12 Love Me (Washington, Young) 2:56
13 Cocktails for Two (Coslow, Johnston) 2:50
14 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton) 3:02
15 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:17
16 III Wind (Graham, Williams) 2:58
17 The Shout (Scott) 2:49
18 Strange as It Seems (Razaf, Waller) 3:06
19 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli) 3:11
20 You Gave Me Everything But Love (Arlen, Koehler) 3:11
21 This Time, It's Love (Coots, Lewis) 3:11

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Cd. 2

1 Beautiful Love (Gillespie, King, VanAlstyne ...) 2:53
2 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn) 2:52
3 I Would Do Anything for You (Hill, Hopkins, Williams) 2:40
4 When a Man Loves a Woman (Jenkins, Mercer) 2:44
5 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton) 2:50
6 I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, Peyton, Williams) 3:24
7 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn) 3:10
8 (Take Me Back to My) Boots and Saddle (Powell, Samuels, Whitcup) 3:11
9 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour) 3:09
10 With Plenty of Money and You (Oh! Baby What I Couldn't Do) (Dubin, Warren) 2:44
11 What Will I Tell My Heart ? (Gordon, Lawrence, Tinturin) 3:09
12 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Berlin) 3:04
13 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) 2:53
14 Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler) 3:13
15 Chloe (Kahn, Moret) 3:26
16 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Snyder, Wheeler) 2:47
17 Beautiful Love (Gillespie, King, VanAlstyne ...) 3:19
18 When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen, Jenkins, Mercer) 3:04
19 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour) 3:09
20 With Plenty of Money and You (Oh! Baby What I Couldn't Do) (Dubin, Warren) 2:43
21 Chloe (Kahn, Moret) 3:04

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Cd. 3

1 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans) 2:39
2 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish) 3:16
3 Elegie (Massenet) 3:18
4 Humoresque (Dvorak) 3:07
5 Sweet Lorraine (Burwell, Parish) 3:03
6 Get Happy (Arlen, Koehler) 2:47
7 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young) 3:08
8 Tiger Rag (DaCosta, Edwards, LaRocca ...) 2:17
9 Sweet Emalina, My Gal (Creamer, Layton) 2:53
10 Emaline (Parish, Perkins) 2:22
11 Moonglow (DeLange, Hudson, Mills) 3:01
12 Love Me (Washington, Young) 2:47
13 Cocktails for Two (Coslow, Johnston) 2:52
14 St. Louis Blues (Handy) 2:33
15 Begin the Beguine (Porter) 2:46
16 Rosetta (Hines, Woode) 2:53
17 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald) 3:02
18 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish) 2:58
19 Sweet Emalina, My Gal (Creamer, Layton) 2:55

*

 
Cd. 4

1 Wee Baby Blues (Johnson, Turner) 2:55
2 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb) 3:16
3 Last Goodbye Blues (Johnson, Turner) 3:13
4 Battery Bounce (Tatum) 2:33
5 Lucille ( Williams) 3:27
6 Rock Me Mama (Jones) 2:58
7 Corrina, Corrina (Chatman, Williams) 2:30
8 Lonesome Graveyard Blues (Jones, Williams) 3:13
9 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:18
10 Cocktails for Two (Coslow, Johnston) 2:40
11 I Ain't Got Nobody (Graham, Peyton, Williams) 2:34
12 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton) 2:29
13 Moonglow (DeLange, Hudson, Mills) 2:36
14 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish) 3:05
15 I Would Do Anything for You (Hill, Hopkins, Williams) 2:33
16 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) (Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn) 1:59
17 Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans) 2:03
18 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller) 2:22
19 Lucille ( Williams) 3:04
20 Lonesome Graveyard Blues (Jones, Williams) 3:14

 

Personnel
Feat. Charlie Teegarden, Bill Perkins, John Collins, Billy Taylor, Joe Turner, Oscar Moore, Tiny Grimes, etc.

Rec between August 5, 1932 and January 5, 1944.


See the covers for all details

17 comments:

finvarra said...

Melanchthon--thanks so much for this and all the other treasures you've shared! I really appreciate your efforts and generosity.

hideo said...

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much appreciated!!

michael said...

I couldn't agree more. You've got great taste. Thanks for all you do.

Morris said...

This is a great post! I have never seen all of these early sides available in one place like this. Outstanding!

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reindeer man said...

Great collection to learn Tatum by! Thanks for this up. Always an education here.

oldnick said...

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