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The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2007
Track listing: Come Rain Or Come Shine; Gypsy In My Soul; Embraceable You; Misty; As Long As There

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Everyday I Have the Blues

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2007

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Johnny Smith: The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar

Read "The Sound Of The Johnny Smith Guitar" reviewed by Mike Neely


A half-century after Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, and Bud Powell made names for themselves in the world of jazz, it is more than likely that if these three giants somehow returned to play in New York City they would still be at the very top of the heap among their fellow musicians. A similar claim could ...

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Walk, Don't Run!

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: Walk, Don't Run!; Sophisticated Lady; I'll Remember April; What's New; How About You?; In A Sentimental Mood; Stranger In Paradise; Someone To Watch Over Me; Easy To Love; Lover Man; Autumn In New York; 'S Wonderful; Our Love Is Here To Stay; Lullaby Of Birdland.

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Johnny Smith: Walk, Don't Run!

Read "Walk, Don't Run!" reviewed by Chris May


Woefully obscure and unlauded today, Johnny Smith's early '50s recordings make him as important to the development of jazz guitar as his contemporaries Stan Getz and Al Haig are to the history of the tenor saxophone and the piano. Johnny who? For a very short while, Smith was a star. His '52 single “Moonlight ...

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100th Birthday Bash

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2004
Track listing: Disc One -- Whirly Bird; Goin' to Chicago; Cute; I Want a Little Girl; Teach Me Tonight; The Late Late Show; Lonesome Lover Blues; Blue and Sentimental; Trav'lin' Light; Farouk; For Lena and Lennie; Untouchable; Everyday (I Have the Blues); I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (51:01). Disc Two -- Jumpin' at the Woodside; Li'l Darlin'; If I Were a Bell; Splanky; Ain't No Use; Until I Met You (Corner Pocket); She's Funny That Way; The Late Late Show; Jeepers Creepers; Jelly Jelly; Katy Do; Save Your Love for Me; April in Paris; One O'Clock Jump (47:26).

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Moonlight In Vermont

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2004
Track listing: Where Or When; Tabu; Moonlight In Vermont; Jaguar; Stars Fell On Alabama; Tenderly; (I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance; Vilia; Cavu; I'll Be Around; Yesterdays; Cherokee; Sometimes I'm Happy; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Jaguar (alternate version); My Funny Valentine.

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The Count Basie Story

Label: Roulette Jazz
Released: 2004
Track listing: Disc 1 -- Broadway; Down for Double; Lester Leaps In; Topsy; Jumpin' at the Woodside; Taps Miller; Shorty George; Doggin' Around; Avenue C; Jive at Five; Rock-a-Bye Basie; Moten Swing (41:01). Disc 2 -- Swingin' the Blues; Sent for You Yesterday; Tickle Toe; Blue and Sentimental; Time Out; 9:20 Special; Red Bank Boogie; Every Tub; Dickie's Dream; Texas Shuffle; Out the Window; Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong); Good Morning Blues; Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (44:00).

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Count Basie: The Count Basie Story

Read "The Count Basie Story" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To mark the Count Basie Orchestra's silver anniversary in 1960, Roulette Records released a double album comprised of updated versions of many of the band's classic recordings from those twenty-five years. This double-disc set, one of two issued by Roulette to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Basie's birth (the other is Count Basie & Friends ), ...

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Count Basie & Friends: 100th Birthday Bash

Read "100th Birthday Bash" reviewed by Jack Bowers


To honor the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the incomparable Count Basie (August 21, 1904), Roulette Records has gone to the vaults and unearthed recordings made by the Basie Orchestra and smaller groups spanning the years 1957-62 when the Count was working for Roulette. All of the material on the two-disc set was previously issued, ...


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