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100 Greatest Swing Era Songs

The greatest tunes of the Greatest Generation, including Billie, Benny, and Glenn.

95 songs (5 hours and 28 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
In The Mood
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - The Essential Glenn Miller
3:38
2
Sing, Sing, Sing
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra & Benny Goodman - The Essential Benny Goodman
8:43
3
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong - The Great Summit - The Master Tapes
3:58
4
Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - Ultimate Big Band Collection: Great Theme Songs
2:54
5
Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - The Essential Glenn Miller
3:25
6
Blue Skies
Ella Fitzgerald - Pure Ella
3:44
7
All of Me
Billie Holiday feat. Eddie Heywood & His Orchestra - Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia (1933-1944)
3:01
8
Cheek to Cheek
Fred Astaire - The Early Years at RKO
3:17
9
Stormy Weather
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:41
10
Rhapsody In Blue
Duke Ellington Orchestra - Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings
4:50
11
Body and Soul
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra - Body & Soul
3:02
12
Mack the Knife
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars - The Essential Louis Armstrong
3:21
13
Ain't Misbehavin
Fats Waller & His Rhythm - 1934-1943 - Ain't Misbehavin
4:01
14
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Reader's Digest Music: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday: Jazz Legends Rare Recordings
3:04
15
Tenderly (Single Version)
Rosemary Clooney feat. Percy Faith And His Orchestra - The Essential Rosemary Clooney
3:28
16
It's Only A Paper Moon
Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story
2:57
17
Minnie the Moocher (Remastered)
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - The Best of Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Vol. 1 (All Tracks Remastered 2014)
3:33
18
God Bless The Child (1956 Version)
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:58
19
A-Tisket, A-Tasket [feat. Chick Webb And His Orchestra]
Ella Fitzgerald feat. Chick Webb & His Orchestra - 100 Songs For A Centennial
2:38
20
The Coffee Song (They've Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Brazil) (78 rpm Version)
Frank Sinatra - The Columbia Years (1943-1952) The Complete Recordings
2:29
21
Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington - Prohibition Party Music
3:08
22
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Various artists - The History of Jazz
2:44
23
Honeysuckle Rose
Django Reinhardt - Honeysuckle Rose
2:49
24
Stardust
The Hoagy Carmichael Trio - Stardust: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook
2:32
25
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Single Version)
The Andrews Sisters - 50th Anniversary Collection Volume One
2:46
26
How High the Moon
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Helen Forrest - Benny & His Girls
3:02
27
Minor Swing
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli & Hot Club De France Quintet - The Best Of Django Reinhardt
3:16
28
Summertime (Album Version)
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - The Essential George Gershwin
2:53
29
Love Is Here To Stay
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings
3:57
30
Begin The Beguine
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - The Essential Artie Shaw
3:14
31
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Mood Indigo
5:00
32
I Can't Get Started (With You)
Ella Fitzgerald - I Can't Get Started (With You) [23 Versions Performed By:]
3:08
33
All the Things You Are
Charlie Parker - All the Things You Are (27 Version Performed By:)
2:46
34
I'll Be Seeing You
Frank Sinatra - I Remember Tommy
2:49
35
Straighten up and fly right
Nat King Cole -
2:29
36
Deed I Do (Take 3) [feat. John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra & Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires]
Bing Crosby feat. John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra & Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires - Songs I Wish I Had Sung The First Time Around (Deluxe Edition)
2:13
37
One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie & His Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump - The Very Best Of Count Basie
3:03
38
Over The Rainbow (From "The Wizard Of Oz")
Judy Garland - What A Wonderful World
2:49
39
Night And Day
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
3:06
40
I'm in the Mood for Love (1993 Remastered)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Greatest Hits
3:20
41
Tea for Two
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - The Vincent Youmans Songbook (1925-1951)
3:16
42
Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too) (Remastered)
Peggy Lee - The Best Of Miss Peggy Lee
2:27
43
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:55
44
Caravan (Album Version) [feat. Paul Gonsalves]
Duke Ellington feat. Paul Gonsalves - Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves
6:09
45
Sentimental Journey
Doris Day feat. Les Brown & His Orchestra - Sentimental Journey, Hits From The Second World War
3:48
46
Solitude
Django Reinhardt - Sultan Of Swing
3:08
47
As Time Goes By
Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By
3:06
48
The Man I Love (Live At Carnegie Hall/1946)
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:04
49
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Chick Webb - The Chick Webb Saga, Vol. 2
2:49
50
Good Morning, Heartache
Billie Holiday - Priceless Jazz Sampler
3:10
51
Lover Man (feat. Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan) [Oh, Where Can You Be?]
Dizzy Gillespie - Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) [18 Versions Performed by:]
3:21
52
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington & Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - Jazz Profile: Duke Ellington
2:59
53
Cherokee [Clean]
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - The Charlie Barnet Collection 1935-47 [Clean]
3:22
54
It Ain't Necessarily So
Johnny Mercer & Billy Butterfield - The Capitol Vaults Collection
2:48
55
September Song (From The 1938 Musical Play ''Knickerboker Holiday'')
Jimmy Durante - September Song
3:09
56
Skylark
Hoagy Carmichael - Star Dust (That's Entertainment)
4:04
57
If I Loved You
Billy Eckstine - If I Loved You
3:34
58
It Might As Well Be Spring
Rosemary Clooney - The Classic Decades Presents - Rosemary Clooney
3:17
59
Chattanooga Choo Choo
The Andrews Sisters - The Andrews Sisters Sing for America
2:53
60
Stompin' at the Savoy
Chick Webb & His Orchestra - Stompin' at the Savoy
3:11
61
Mandy
Bing Crosby - Bing On Broadway
1:43
62
You Always Hurt The One You Love (Take A)
Bunk Johnson And His New Orleans Band - Bunk Johnson Volume 1 - New York (1945-1946)
2:45
63
Moonglow
Benny Goodman - Benny Goodman 100 Year Anniversary!
3:23
64
Two O'Clock Jump
Harry James and His Orchestra - Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James
3:00
65
Jumpin' At The Woodside
Count Basie & His Orchestra - Jumpin' At The Woodside
3:09
66
Tuxedo Junction
The Andrews Sisters - Tuxedo Junction
3:08
67
At the Woodchopper's Ball
Woody Herman & His Orchestra - At the Woodchopper's Ball the Best of Woody Herman
4:32
68
Flying Home (Instrumental)
Benny Goodman Sextet - The Essential Benny Goodman
3:12
69
The Trolley Song ("Meet Me In St. Louis" Original Cast Recording)
Judy Garland - The Complete Decca Original Cast Recordings
2:51
70
I'll Never Smile Again
Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
3:10
71
Perdido
Duke Ellington - Best of Duke Ellington
3:11
72
I've Heard That Song Before
Harry James and His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - Best Of The Big Bands
2:58
73
Nuages
Django Reinhardt - Peche A La Mouche
3:16
74
Tain't What You Do
Jimmy Lunceford - Harlem Shout (Disc 1/2)
3:05
75
Don't Be That Way
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Swingsation: Charlie Barnet & Jimmy Dorsey
3:02
76
Jersey Bounce
The Benny Goodman Orchestra - Jersey Bounce
2:45
77
All Or Nothing At All
Harry James and His Orchestra & Frank Sinatra - The Complete Harry James And His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra
2:56
78
Leap Frog
Les Brown - 101 Hits - Swing Essentials
2:39
79
Skyliner
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Hop On The Skyliner!!
3:00
80
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Glenn Miller - Sunset Serenade Broadcast November 22, 1941
3:08
81
King Porter Stomp (1992 Remastered)
Benny Goodman - The Essential Benny Goodman
3:11
82
Green Eyes
Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day 1940-1945
2:36
83
With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
Kitty White - A New Voice In Jazz
4:25
84
Mister Five by Five
Ella Mae Morse - Mister Five by Five
3:03
85
Song of India (1991 Remastered)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Greatest Hits
3:09
86
A String of Pearls
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - The Essential Glenn Miller
3:16
87
Sweet Lorraine
Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story
3:22
88
Yes Indeed!
Harry James & His Orchestra; & Dick Haymes & Band, Vocal - Dick Haymes with Harry James & Benny Goodman: The Complete Columbia Recordings
3:00
89
Tangerine
Jimmy Dorsey - The Great Jimmy Dorsey
3:15
90
Sugar Foot Stomp
King Oliver feat. King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators - Sugar Foot Stomp - Vocalion & Brunswick Recordings, Vol. 1
2:55
91
Where or When (78rpm Version)
Peggy Lee - The Complete Recordings 1941-1947
3:20
92
If It's the Last Thing I Do
Bea Wain & Artie Shaw & His New Music - American Big Band Jazz 1926-1941
3:01
93
Singin' The Blues (Album Version)
Bix Beiderbecke - Bix Beiderbecke, Volume I: Singin' The Blues
3:00
94
A Foggy Day (Album Version)
Les Brown - Best Of The Big Bands
3:15
95
What'll I Do? (Album Version)
Frank Sinatra - The Columbia Years (1943-1952) The Complete Recordings
3:05