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100 Greatest Swing Era Songs

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

89 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
8:40
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
Tenderly (Single Version)
Rosemary Clooney feat. Percy Faith And His Orchestra - The Essential Rosemary Clooney
3:28
15
It's Only A Paper Moon
Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story
2:57
16
Minnie the Moocher
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - The Best of 30's Victor (Doxy Collection)
3:36
17
God Bless The Child (1956 Version)
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:58
18
A-Tisket, A-Tasket [feat. Chick Webb And His Orchestra]
Ella Fitzgerald feat. Chick Webb & His Orchestra - 100 Songs For A Centennial
2:38
19
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
20
Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington - Prohibition Party Music
3:08
21
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Various artists - The History of Jazz
2:44
22
Honeysuckle Rose
Django Reinhardt - Honeysuckle Rose
2:49
23
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Single Version)
The Andrews Sisters - 50th Anniversary Collection Volume One
2:46
24
Minor Swing
Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli & Hot Club De France Quintet - The Best Of Django Reinhardt
3:16
25
Summertime (Album Version)
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - The Essential George Gershwin
2:53
26
Love Is Here To Stay
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings
3:57
27
Begin The Beguine
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - The Essential Artie Shaw
3:14
28
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Mood Indigo
5:00
29
I Can't Get Started (With You)
Ella Fitzgerald - I Can't Get Started (With You) [23 Versions Performed By:]
3:08
30
All the Things You Are
Charlie Parker - All the Things You Are (27 Version Performed By:)
2:46
31
I'll Be Seeing You
Frank Sinatra - I Remember Tommy
2:49
32
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Nat King Cole - Jumpin' Jive!
2:26
33
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
34
One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie & His Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump - The Very Best Of Count Basie
3:03
35
Over The Rainbow (From "The Wizard Of Oz")
Judy Garland - What A Wonderful World
2:49
36
Night And Day
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
3:06
37
I'm in the Mood for Love (1993 Remastered)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Greatest Hits
3:20
38
Tea for Two
Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - The Vincent Youmans Songbook (1925-1951)
3:16
39
Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money Too) (Remastered)
Peggy Lee - The Best Of Miss Peggy Lee
2:27
40
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:55
41
Caravan (Album Version) [feat. Paul Gonsalves]
Duke Ellington feat. Paul Gonsalves - Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves
6:09
42
Sentimental Journey
Doris Day feat. Les Brown & His Orchestra - Sentimental Journey, Hits From The Second World War
3:48
43
Solitude
Django Reinhardt - Sultan Of Swing
3:08
44
As Time Goes By
Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By
3:06
45
The Man I Love (Live At Carnegie Hall/1946)
Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959
3:04
46
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Chick Webb - The Chick Webb Saga, Vol. 2
2:49
47
Nature Boy
Roger Williams - Happy Family
3:57
48
Good Morning, Heartache
Billie Holiday - Honor!
3:07
49
Lover Man (feat. Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan) [Oh, Where Can You Be?]
Dizzy Gillespie feat. Charlie Parker & Sarah Vaughan - Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) [18 Versions Performed by:]
3:21
50
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington & Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - Jazz Profile: Duke Ellington
2:59
51
Cherokee [Clean]
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - The Charlie Barnet Collection 1935-47 [Clean]
3:22
52
It Ain't Necessarily So
Johnny Mercer & Billy Butterfield - The Capitol Vaults Collection
2:48
53
September Song (From The 1938 Musical Play ''Knickerboker Holiday'')
Jimmy Durante - September Song
3:09
54
Skylark
Hoagy Carmichael - Star Dust (That's Entertainment)
4:04
55
It Might as Well Be Spring
Rosemary Clooney - Rosemary Clooney vs. Doris Day
3:06
56
Chattanooga Choo Choo
The Andrews Sisters - The Andrews Sisters Sing for America
2:53
57
Stompin' at the Savoy
Chick Webb & His Orchestra - Stompin' at the Savoy
3:11
58
Mandy
Bing Crosby - Bing On Broadway
1:43
59
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
60
Moonglow
Benny Goodman - Benny Goodman 100 Year Anniversary!
3:23
61
Two O'Clock Jump
Harry James and His Orchestra - Trumpet Blues: The Best Of Harry James
3:00
62
Jumpin' At The Woodside
Count Basie & His Orchestra - Jumpin' At The Woodside
3:09
63
Tuxedo Junction (Single Version)
The Andrews Sisters - 50th Anniversary Collection Volume One
3:08
64
Flying Home (Instrumental)
Benny Goodman Sextet - The Essential Benny Goodman
3:11
65
The Trolley Song
 Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow The Very Best Of Judy Garland
2:54
66
I'll Never Smile Again
Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - The Essential Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
3:10
67
Perdido
Duke Ellington - Best of Duke Ellington
3:11
68
I've Heard That Song Before
Harry James and His Orchestra & Helen Forrest - Best Of The Big Bands
2:58
69
Nuages
Django Reinhardt - Peche A La Mouche
3:16
70
Tain't What You Do
Jimmy Lunceford - Harlem Shout (Disc 1/2)
3:05
71
Don't Be That Way
Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Swingsation: Charlie Barnet & Jimmy Dorsey
3:02
72
Jersey Bounce
The Benny Goodman Orchestra - Jersey Bounce
2:45
73
All Or Nothing At All
Harry James and His Orchestra & Frank Sinatra - The Complete Harry James And His Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra
2:56
74
Leap Frog
Les Brown - The Best Collection: Les Brown
2:39
75
Skyliner
Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Hop On The Skyliner!!
3:00
76
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Sunset Serenade Broadcast November 22, 1941
3:08
77
King Porter Stomp (1992 Remastered)
Benny Goodman - The Essential Benny Goodman
3:08
78
Green Eyes
Anita O'Day - Anita O'Day 1940-1945
2:36
79
With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
Kitty White - Vocal & Jazz Essentials
4:25
80
Song of India (1991 Remastered)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Greatest Hits
3:09
81
A String of Pearls
Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - The Essential Glenn Miller
3:16
82
Sweet Lorraine
Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story
3:22
83
Yes Indeed!
Harry James & His Orchestra; & Dick Haymes & Band, Vocal - Dick Haymes with Harry James & Benny Goodman: The Complete Columbia Recordings
3:00
84
Tangerine
Jimmy Dorsey - The Great Jimmy Dorsey
3:15
85
Sugar Foot Stomp
King Oliver feat. King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators - Sugar Foot Stomp - Vocalion & Brunswick Recordings, Vol. 1
2:55
86
Where or When (78rpm Version)
Peggy Lee - The Complete Recordings 1941-1947
3:20
87
Singin' The Blues (Album Version)
Bix Beiderbecke - Bix Beiderbecke, Volume I: Singin' The Blues
3:00
88
A Foggy Day (Album Version)
Les Brown - Best Of The Big Bands
3:15
89
What'll I Do? (Album Version)
Frank Sinatra - The Columbia Years (1943-1952) The Complete Recordings
3:05