Quotes in Bird's performance


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Phrase 3
On "Swedish Schnapps :take 3" (Aug 8, 1951 / RCA 24th Street Studio, New York)
Phrase 4
On "Cherokee" (1943? / Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, KS)
Phrase 5
On "This Time the Dreams on You" (May 17?, 1950 / Birdland, New York, NY)
Phrase 9
On "Wahoo (Perdido)" (Feb 5, 1953 / CBC-TV Studio, Montreal, Canada)
Phrase 15
On "Cheryl" (Dec 14, 1952 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 18
On "Ornithology" (Mar 8, 1953 / Howard Theater, Washington DC)
Phrase 19
On "Cool Blues" (Mar 8, 1953 / Howard Theater, Washington DC)
Phrase 21
On "Moose the Mooche" (May 9, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 22
On "Moose the Mooche" (May 9, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 26
On "Cool Blues" (May 22, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 27
On "Cool Blues" (May 22, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 29
On "Cool Blues" (May 22, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 34
On "Cheryl" (May 29, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 35
On "Cheryl" (May 29, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 38
On "Star Eyes" (Jun 26, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 41
On "52nd Street Theme" (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, New York NY)
Phrase 43
On "Ornithology" (Dec 19-20, 1953 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 44
On "Cheryl" (Dec 19-20, 1953 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 45
On "Ornithology" (Dec 19-20, 1953 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 46
On "Ornithology" (Jan 18, 1954 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 48
On "Out of Nowhere" (Jan 23, 1954 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA)
Phrase 52
On "I've Found a New Baby" (Autumn 1943/Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City KS)
Phrase 53
On "I've Found a New Baby" (Autumn 1943/Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City KS)
Phrase 54
On "Salt Peanuts" (Jun 22, 1945/Town Hall, New York NY)
Phrase 55
On "Thriving from a Riff :take 1" (Nov 26, 1945/WOR Studio, New York NY)
Phrase 56
On "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Jan 28, 1946/Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA)
Phrase 57
On "Chasin' The Bird :take 1" (May 8, 1947/Harris Smith Studio, New York NY)
Phrase 58
On "Koko" (Sep 29, 1947/Carnegie Hall, New York NY)
Phrase 59
On "Changes" (Nov 11-23, 1947 (?)/Argyle Show Lounge, Chicago IL)
Phrase 60
On "All the Things You are" (Late 1947 (?)/Unknown venue, Waukegan IL)
Phrase 62
On "52nd Street Theme" (Late 1947 (?)/Unknown venue, Waukegan IL)
Phrase 65
On "All the Things You are" (Mar 31, 1948/Three Deuces, New York NY)
Phrase 67
On "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jul 6-11, 1948/Onyx Club, New York NY)
Phrase 68
On "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jul 6-11, 1948/Onyx Club, New York NY)
Phrase 71
On "Chasin' the Bird" (Dec 18, 1948/Royal Roost, New York NY)
Phrase 73
On "Ornithology" (Jan 1, 1949/Royal Roost, New York NY)
Phrase 79
On "Embraceable You" (Mar 28-Apr 10, 1949 (?)/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL)
Phrase 80
On "Bird of Paradise" (Dec 24, 1949/Carnegie Hall, New York NY)
Phrase 82
On "Anthropology" (Feb 14, 1950/Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 83
On "52nd Street Theme" (Feb 14, 1950/Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 84
On "Scrapple from the Apple" (Feb 18, 1950/St. Nicholas Arena, New York NY)
Phrase 85
On "Little Willie Leaps" (May 28, 1950/William Henry Apartments, New York NY)
Phrase 86
On "Little Willie Leaps" (May 28, 1950/William Henry Apartments, New York NY)
Phrase 87
On "Little Willie Leaps" (May 28, 1950/William Henry Apartments, New York NY)
Phrase 88
On "Relaxing with Lee :take 2" (Jun 6, 1950/Unknown recording studio, New York NY)
Phrase 90
On "Body and Soul" (Nov 24, 1950/Unknown restaurant, Halsingborg, Sweden)
Phrase 91
On "Rocker" (Mar 17, 1951/Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 92
On "Anthropology" (Mar 31, 1951/Birdland, New York NY)
Phrase 93
On "Tiger Rag" (Sep 20, 1947/Mutual Studios, New York NY)

No. Tunes frequency
A>B>C
Example of Bird's performance CDs, MP3s, LPs including Original tunes Comment
186 Moose the Mooche C La Paloma (Jan 23, 1952/Unknown recording studio, New York NY) "Charlie Parker / The Complete Dial Sessions" Stash Bird's own tune recorded on March 28, 1946.
185 Little Benny ( aka Crazeology, Bud's Bubble) B Strike Up The Band (Nov 24, 1950/Folkets Park, Halsingborg, Sweden) "Charlie Parker / The Complete Dial Sessions" Stash Compesed by Benny Harris. Bird recorded it on Dial in 1947 and named as "Crazeology". Also Bud Powell recorded it on Roost and named as "Bud's Bubble".
184 Jitterbug Waltz B Why Do I Love You? :take 7 (Mar 12, 1951/Unknown recording studio, New York NY) "The Very Best of Fats Waller" BMG One of the 1942 popular tunes composed by Fats Waller.
183 Tell Me Little Gypsy C The Chase (Jan 3, 1948/New Savoy Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) Art Hickman and his Orchestra"Tell Me Little Gypsy" WMA (MP3 album) Composed by Irving Berlin for the revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1920". Bird quotes its intro phrase. It has a similarity with "The British Granadiers"(No.167).
182 Flying Down to Rio C What is This Thing Called Love (Sep 16, 1950/Carnegie Hall, New York NY) "The History of Pop Radio Vol.4 1933-1936" History Music by Vincent Youmans, word by Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu for the 1933 musical film of the same name, noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Bird quotes its ensemble riff for strings section.
181 Rhythm-a-Ning C Ornithology (Mar 30, 1953 / Bandbox, New York NY) Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan"Mulligan Meets Monk" Riverside One of a famous Thelonious Monk's compositions. Bird quoted the end of A section. Though first official published in 1957, this (prototype?) was perfomed by Charlie Christian and Monk at Minton's Playhouse, and recorded around in 1941.
180 Undecided C Three Guesses (Feb 15, 1943/Unknown venue, Chicago IL) "John Kirby sextet Night Whispers: 1938-1946" Jazz Legends One of jazz standards written by Charlie Shavers and Sid Robin, the first recording was made by John Kirby Sextet in 1938.
179 Stumbling B Anthropology (Nov 22, 1950/Amiralen Dance Hall, Malmo, Sweden) "Zez Confrey / Piano Rolls and Scores" Warner Classics One of novelty ragtime piano tunes in 1922 composed by Zez Confrey.
178 Main Stem C Cheryl(Mar 5, 1949/Royal Roost, New York NY) "Duke Ellington / Complete Columbia & RCA Victor Sessions" Definitive Records 1942 instrumental by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. On the March 5, 1949 version of 'Cheryl', Bird fills the gap between Milt Jackson's and Lucky Thompson's solos by the riff from this song.
177 Scatter-brain C Three Guesses (Feb 15, 1943/Unknown venue, Chicago IL) "The Good Times Vol.1" LMG (MP3 album) Words by Johnny Burke, music by Khan Keene, Carl Bean and Frankie Masters. Frankie Masters' Orchestra recorded this song in 1939.
176 Honeysuckle Rose C Lester Leaps In (Sep 26, 1952/Rockland Palace Ballroom, New York NY) "The Very Best of Fats Waller" BMG One of popular jazz standards composed by Fats Waller for the 1929 musical revue "Load of Coal", lyrics were written by Andy Razaf.
175 A-Hunting We Will Go B Diggin' Diz (Mar 30, 1953/Bandbox, New York NY) "Kiddie Circus" Kiddie Bopper Kids (MP3 album) An ancient Engish song written by Thomas Arne for the 1777 production of John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera".
174 Stompin' at the Savoy C Sportsman's Hop (Mar 8, 1947/Hi-De-Ho Club, Los Angeles CA) Benny Goodman"Live at Carnegie Hall" Columbia Composed by Edgar Sampson for Chick Webb when he was in his band in 1934, named after the Savoy Ballroom. It was recorded as an instrumental by both Webb and Benny Goodman, whose recording was the bigger hit. Bird quotes the bridge of this song.
173 Go in and out the Window B Hot House (late Nov 1949 / Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) "The 100 Greatest Kidsongs Collection" Kidsongs Video Music (MP3 album) One of the popular songs composed by Lew Pollack, today as a nursery rhyme. It has been handed down as various versions probably dating from the 19th Century. The earliest US version is dated 1911.
172 Dance of the Hours C Laura (Jun 14, 1953 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA) London Philharmonic Orchestra & Francesco Macci"111 Opera Masterpieces" Menuetto Classics (MP3 album) Bird quotes the climax scene of a short ballet from Act 3, Scene 2 of the 1876 opera "La Gioconda" composed by Amilcare Ponchielli. It became even more widely known after its inclusion in the 1940 Disney animated film "Fantasia". Bird might hear this song from it.
171 Song of the Volga Boatmen C I've Found a New Baby (Autumn 1943/Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City KS) Glenn Miller"100 Glenn" X5 Music Group (MP3 album) A traditional Russian song published as far back as 1866. Its jazz version was recorded by Glenn Miller in 1941.
170 Louise C Now's The Time (Feb 18, 1950/St. Nicholas Arena, New York NY) Lester Young"Press and Teddy" Verve Music by Richard Whiting, words by Leo Robin, introduced by Maurice Chevalier in the 1929 film "Innocents of Paris".
169 Deep Purple C Ornithology (Mar 30, 1953/Bandbox, New York NY) Art Tatum"200 Jazz Standards" Rendez-Vours Digital (MP3 Album) One of popular songs written by pianist Peter DeRose, published in 1933 as a piano composition, and the next year, Paul Whiteman had it scored for his orchestra. Mitchell Parish added lyrics in 1938.
168 The Gold Digger's Song (We're in the money) C I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Feb 13, 1942/Savoy Ballroom, New York NY) Fred Astaire"100 Songs" X5 Music Group (MP3 Album) Music by Harry Warren, words by Al Dubin for the 1933 musical film "Gold Diggers of 1933"
167 The British Grenadiers B Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Feb 26, 1949/Royal Roost, New York NY) The Cheshire Regimental Band"The 20 Greatest Military Marches" Music Masters (MP3 Albums) A traditional marching song for units of the British and Commonwealth armies.
166 Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White (Cerezo Rosa) B Confirmation (Feb 19, 1949/Royal Roost, New York NY) "Mambo Jambo" Crown star Records (MP3 Album) One of popular tunes music by Louis Gugliemi(aka Louiguy), English lyrics by Mack David in 1950. The hit version was recorded as a mambo in 1955 by Perez Prado. (but It is odd timeline between compose and quote by Bird.)
165 Honey B Anthropology (Mar 31, 1951/Birdland, New York NY) "As Time Goes By - The Best of Rudy Vallee" Grammercy Rrcords (MP3 Album) One of popular songs written by Seymour Simons, Haven Gillespie and Richard A. Whiting. The song was a 1929 hit for Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees. It was also featured in the 1945 film "Her Highness and the Bellboy".
164 I'll be Around C Happy Bird Blues (Apr 12, 1951/Christy's Restaurant, Framingham MA) Frank Sinatra"101 Greatest Hits From The American Songbook" AudioSonic Music (MP3 Albums) One of the popular songs written by Alec Wilder in 1942. The definitive version of this song, according to Wilder, was recorded by Frank Sinatra.
163 It Could Happen to You C This Time the Dream's on (Jul 6-11, 1948/Onyx Club, New York NY) Miles Davis"Rlaxin'" Prestige One of the popular songs music by Jimmy Van Heusen and words by Johnny Burke for the 1944 film musical "And the Angels Sing".
162 My Kinda Love B 52nd Street Theme (Jul 26, 1953/Open Door, New York NY) Bing Crosby"Mississippi Mud (1925-1929)" Crates Digger Music Group (MP3 Album) One of the 1929 popular songs, music by Louis Alter and lyrics by Jo Trent.
161 The Prisoner's Song C The Street Beat (May 17, 1950/Birdland, New York NY) Vernon Dalhart"The 1920's - The Way They Were" Hot Record Society (MP3 Album) Copyrighted by Vernon Dalhart in 1924 in the name of Dalhart's cousin Guy Massey. This song rates as a 1920s all-time best-seller with seven million-plus copies sold worldwide in the version by Vernon Dalhart.
160 When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along C 52nd Street Theme (Late 1947 (?)/Unknown venue, Waukegan IL) Al Jolson"In The '20s. In The '40s." Ideal Music (MP3 Album) One of Popular songs written by songwriter Harry Woods in 1926 and recorded in the same year by Al Jolson.
159 The Sailor's Hornpipe C Cherokee (Autumn 1943/Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City KS) "Popeye and Friends" Tune Up The Music (MP3 Album) One of traditional hornpipe melodys. also known as 'The College Hornpipe' and 'Jack's the Lad'. It was also played in the animated Popeye cartoons beginning in the 1930s.
158 Cross Your Heart C Happy Bird Blues (Apr 12, 1951/Christy's Restaurant, Framingham MA) Jimmy Raney"A" Prestige Music by Lewis E Gensler ,words by Buddy DeSylva for the 1926 musical "Queen High".
157 Jimmy Dorsey's solo phrase on "That's No Bargain" C Anthropology (Oct 23, 1950/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) "Red Nichols Diamond" Diamond Coast (MP3 Album) Bird quotes Jimmy Dorsey's alto sax solo phrase on Red Nichols & His Five Pennies' recording "That's No Bargain" in 1926.
156 Oh Can You Wash Your Father's Shirt? C Big Foot (Mar 28-Apr 10, 1949 (?)/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) The Beatles"Another Beatles Christmas Record 1964" Lyntone One of traditional friendly simple piano tunes so-called 'Chopsticks'.
155 Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 (The Military Polonaise) C Bird of Paradise :Take C (Oct 28, 1947/WOR Studio, New York NY) "Vladimir Ashkenazy / Chanson de L'adieu - Chopin Piano Favourites" Decca Composed by Frederic Chopin in 1838.
154 Minuet in G, Opus 14 No.1 C Ornithology(Jan 24, 1954/Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA) Ignace Jan Paderewski"Finest Piano Essentials" Classique Perfecto (MP3 Album) A short piano composition by Ignacy Jan Paderewski in 1887.
153 Sleigh Ride C Wee(Feb 14, 1950/Birdland, New York NY) "Merry Christmas - 100 Best Songs Ever" The Restoration Project (MP3 Album) One of popular light orchestral pieces composed by Leroy Anderson in 1948.
152 Truckin' C Now's The Time (Jan 23, 1954/Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA) "The Very Best of Fats Waller" Collectors' Choice Music Music by Rube Bloom, words by Ted Koehler in 1935.
151 Moon over Miami C I Get a Kick Out of You :Take 1(Mar 31, 1954/Fine Sounds Studio, New York NY) Eddy Duchin"Best of the Essential Years" Xelon Entertainment (MP3 Album) One of the popular songs written in 1935 by songwriters Joe Burke and Edgar Leslie.
150 Au Privave C Moose the Mooche (Mar 10, 1953/Storyville, Boston MA) Charlie Parker"Swedish Schnapps" Verve Bird's own tune recorded on January 17, 1951.
149 William Tell Overture (No.2) C Oh! Lady Be Good (Nov 30, 1940/KFBI Studio, Wichita KS) "London Symphony Orch. - Abbado / Rossini Overtures" RCA VICTROLA Also used as a motif of Horase Shilver's 'Opus de Funk'and Billy Eckstine Orch's 'Mr Chips'. Bird quotes one of the passage of its later strings.
148 In The Gloaming C Dizzy Atmosphere (Dec 1945/NBC Studios, Hollywood CA) Louis Armstrong"In The Gloaming" Overjazz Records (MP3 Album) One of the popular songs in 1877, music by Annie Fortescue Harrison and words by Meta Orred.
147 Little Willie Leaps C Fine and Dandy (Nov 24, 1950/Unknown restaurant, Halsingborg, Sweden) "The Complete Studio Recordings on Savoy Years vol.4" Savoy Composed by Miles Davis who recorded it on August 14, 1947 with Bird on tenor for the Savoy recording session.
146 Diggin' Diz C Cheryl (Mar 28-Apr 10, 1949 (?)/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) "Charlie Parker Story On Dial Vol.2 New York Days" Dial/Stateside/Toshiba EMI Composed by George Handy (p&arr) who recorded it on February 5, 1946, with Bird and Diz for the Dial recording session.
145 Bill B Laura (Jun 14, 1953/Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA) "Artie Shaw's Finest Hour Part 1" JazzHeart (MP3 Album) Music by Jerome Kern, words by P.G. Wodehouse and revised by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was introduced in the 1927 musical "Show Boat" by Helen Morgan.
144 Turkey in the Straw C Constellation :Take 5 (Sep 18, 1948/Harris Smith Studio, New York NY) "1 2 3 Favorite Kids Songs" Pacific Entertainment Corp. (MP3 Album) One of the Popular American folk song dating from the early 19th century.
143 Lover, Come Back to Me C Hot House (late Nov 1949/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago ILL) "A Portrait or Mildred Bailey 1934-1940" CBS Sony One of the 1928 popular songs, music by Sigmund Romberg, words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the Broadway show "The New Moon"
142 D'ye Ken John Peel C All the Things You Are (Late 1947 (?)/Unknown venue, Waukegan IL) "100 Favorite Kids Songs" Madacy Kids (MP3 Album) One of 19th century English folk songs about a british huntsman.
141 The Glow Worm C Don't Blame Me (Dec 14, 1952/Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA) Spike Jones"You Always Hurt the One You Love" Entertain Me Eurote LTD. (MP3 Album) A song from Paul Lincke's 1902 operetta "Lysistrata", was translated into English and became an American popular song.
140 Raincheck C Wee (Mar 28-Apr 10, 1949 (?)/Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) Sonny Rollins"Worktime" Prestige Composed by Billy Strayhorn for Duke Ellington Band.
139 It's Easy to Remember C My Little Suede Shoes (Sep 26, 1952/Rockland Palace Ballroom, New York NY) John Coltrane"Ballads" Impulse! One of popular songs music by Richard Rodgers, words by Lorenz Hart, It was introduced in the 1935 film "Mississippi" by Bing Crosby.
138 At Sundown C 52nd Street Theme (3rd Set, Jul 26, 1953/Open Door, New York NY) Doris Day"Broadway Melodies" Dreyfus Jazz (MP3 Albums) One of popular songs composed by Walter Donaldson in 1927.
137 It's Only a Paper Moon C Floogie Boo (Feb 12, 1945/Savoy Ballroom, New York NY) Miles Davis"Dig" Prestige One of popular songs music by Harold Arlen and published in 1933, with words by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.
136 Robin Hood C Perdido (May 15, 1953/Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada) "Jazz Legends: Louis Prima" Kateland (MP3 Album) Composed by Louis Prima and Bob Miketta in1944.
135 Frankie and Johnny C Ornithology (Mar 8, 1953/Howard Theater, Washington DC) "King Oliver 1929-30" M.A.T Music Theme Lisensing LTD. (MP3 Album) One of traditional American popular songs inspired by actual murders. The first published version appeared in 1904, credited to and copyrighted by Hughie Cannon.
134 Love in Bloom A 52nd Street Theme - 3rd set (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY)
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Cool Blues (Mar 8, 1953 / Howard Theater, Washington DC)
"The Best of Bing Crosby" Entertain Me Ltd. (MP3 Album) One of popular songs with music by Ralph Rainger and words by Leo Robin, published in 1934. It was introduced in the film "She Loves Me Not" by Bing Crosby and Kitty Carlisle. It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Fantaisie op.49"(No.052).
133 I Love You Truly C Dance Of The Infields (May-June 1953(?) / Birdland, New York NY) Connie Francis"100 Vocal Classics" Classic Music International (MP3 Album) One of parlor songs written by Carrie Jacobs-Bond in the early 20th century.
132 Give Me the Simple Life C The Way You Look Tonight (Apr 21, 1951 / Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) Carmen McRae"By Special Request" Decca Music by Rube Bloom and words by Harry RubyFrom, for the 1946 film "Wake Up and Dream". It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Sing for Your Supper"(No.131).
131 Sing for Your Supper C The Way You Look Tonight (Apr 21, 1951 / Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) Count Basie"The Complete Decca Recordings" Decca Music by Richard Rodgers and words by Lorenz Hart, for the 1938 musical "The Boys from Syracuse". It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Give Me the Simple Life"(No.132).
130 La Valse Chaloupee B How High the Moon (Jul 14, 1952 / Jirayr Zorthian's ranch, Altadena CA) "Anthologie de la chanson franaise - chansons ralistes (1900-1920)" epm (MP3 Album) Composed by Paul Dalbret for Apache dance which is a highly dramatic dance at the Moulin Rouge reviews, etc., in Paris in the early 20th century.
129 Le Secret C 52nd Street Theme (Nov 14, 1952 / Carnegie Hall, New York NY) Robert Silverman"The Parlour Grand" Marquis Classics (MP3 Album) A insturmental piece composed by Leonard Gautier in 1893
128 Please C Hot House (May 15, 1953 / Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada) Al Hibbler"Beyond Patina Jazz Masters" Beyond Patina Records (MP3 Album) One of the 1932 populer songs, words by Leo Robin, music by Ralph Rainger.
127 Nightingale B Love For Sale :Take 5 (Dec 10, 1954 / Fine Sounds Studio, New York NY) Xavier Cugat"1940-1947 Weekend in Havana" Harlequin The 1942 laton tunes, music by Xavier Cugat and George Rosner, words by Fred Wise.
126 Canadian Capers B Well, You Needn't (Jul 11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "The Best of Doris Day" Not Now Music The 1915 popular tune, written by Earl Burtnett, Gus Chandler, Bert White, and Henry Cohen. It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Squaty Roo"(No.51).
125 Just a Kid Named Joe C Rocker (Sep 26, 1952 / Rockland Palace Ballroom, New York NY) Al Hibbler"Here's Hibbler!" Decca The 1938 populer song, music by Jerry Livingston, words by Mack David. It is one of theoryies about this bird phrase, along with "The Chase"(No.122)
124 Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? C Wahoo (Feb 14, 1950 / Birdland, New York NY) "The History of Pop Radio Vol.4 1933-1936" History Music by Harry Revel, Words by Mack Gordon for the 1933 film "Sitting Pretty".
123 Isle of Capri C St. Louis Mood (Feb 13, 1942 / Savoy Ballroom, New York NY) Duke Ellington "Happy Birthday, Duke!" Laser Light The 1934 popular song, music by Wilhelm Grosz (aka Hugh Williams), words by Jimmy Kennedy.
122 The Chase C Rocker (Sep 26, 1952 / Rockland Palace Ballroom, New York NY) "the complete blue note and capitol recordings of Fats Navvaro and Tadd Dameron" Blue Note Tadd Dameron's tune recorded by his orchestra with Fats Navarro in 1947. It is one of theoryies about this bird phrase, along with "Just a Kid Named Joe"(No.125)
121 The Hut-Sut Song ( A Swedish Serenade) B Oo Bop Sh'Bam (Jan 22,1949 / Royal Roost, New York NY) "Mel Torme's finest hour" Verve Written in 1941 by Leo V. Killion, Ted McMichael and Jack Owens. The tune is sort of irritatingly catchy and the words are a sort of pseudo-Swedish gibberish.
120 Memories of you C Set Closing Blues [possibly Big Foot] (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "From Spirituals to Swing - Carnegie Hall Concert 1938/39" Vanguard The 1930 popular song, music by Eubie Blake, words by Andy Razaf. It is famous for Benny goodman's performance.
119 Swinging on a Star C Bird of Paradise (May 22, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY) Bing Crosby"The Best 1200" Spectrum Music by Jimmy Van Heusen and words by Johnny Burke. It was sung by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film "Going My Way", winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.
118 Dawn on the Desert A Moose the Mooche (Feb 7, 1953 / Chez Paree Nightclub, Montreal, Canada) "John Kirby sextet Night Whispers: 1938-1946" Jazz Legends Charlie Shaver's exotic tune for the John Kirby Sextet and recorded by them in 1939. Bird plays the bit that Buster Bailey starts the piece with.
117 Believe it Beloved C Moose The Mooche (May 29, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY) Fats Waller"Handful of Keys: 1922-1935" Jazz Legends One of the populer music songs, music by James C Johnson, words by George Whiting and Nat Schwartz. Fats Waller recorded it in 1934.
116 Queer Street C La Cucuracha :take 4 (Jan 23, 1952 / Unknown recording studio, New York NY) Buddy Rich"The Legendary '47-'48 Orchestra Vol.1" Hep Records Composed by Jimmy Mundy, Count Basie recorded it in 1945. Bird quotes its ensemble phrase.
115 Three Blind Mice A In The Still Of The Night :take 7 (May 25, 1953 / Fulton Recording Studio, New York NY) "1 2 3 Favorite Kids Songs" Pacific Entertainment Corp. One of the popular nursery rhymes in England.
114 What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry? B Groovin' High (Sep 22, 1953 / Storyville, Boston MA) Red Garland "Groovy" Prestige The 1926 popular song, music by Walter Donaldson and Abe Lyman.
113 Blues in The Night B Light Green (Feb 22, 1953 / Club Kavakos, Washington DC) "A PROPER Introduction to Dinah Shore" PROPER RECORDS Music by Harold Arlen, words by Johnny Mercer, for a 1941 film begun with the working title "Hot Nocturne", but finally released as Blues in the Night. Bird quotes the bridge of this song.
112 Barnacle Bill the Sailor B Rocker (Sep 26, 1952 / Rockland Palace Ballroom, New York NY) "Jazz Tribune No.48 The Indispensable Bix Beiderbecke (1924-1930)" RCA An American drinking song. Recorded by Bix Beiderbecke in 1930. Bird might hear this song from his favorite animated cartoon "Popeye".
111 Bye Bye Blackbird C Three Guesses (Feb 15, 1943 / Unknown venue, Chicago IL) Miles Davis "'Round About Midnight" Columbia One of the standard in 1926, composed by Ray Henderson, words by Mort Dixon.
110 Casbah C Out of Nowhere (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "the complete blue note and capitol recordings of Fats Navvaro and Tadd Dameron" Blue Note Tadd Dameron's latin flavored song. It was recorded by his orchestra with Fats Navarro in 1949.
109 Don't be that Way C Cool Blues (May 22, 1953 / Birdland, New York NY) Benny Goodman "Live at Carnegie Hall" Columbia Composed by Edgar Sampson of Chick Webbs band in 1934. It is famous for Benny goodman's performance.
108 Autumn Nocturne C Move (May 17?, 1950 / Birdland, New York, NY) Sonny Rollins "The Standard" RCA Music by Joseph Myrow, words by Kim Gannon. It was introduced in the 1942 drama film "Busses Roar".
107 A Gal in Calico C Perdido (May 15, 1953 / Massey Hall, Toronto)) Pete Jolly "Yours Truly" Bainbridge Music by Leo Robin, words by Arthur Schwartz for the 1946 musical film "The Time, the Place and the Girl".
106 Lester Young's solo from "Don't be That Way" A Billie's Bounce (Nov. 26, 1945 / WOR Studio, New York NY) "From Spirituals to Swing - Carnegie Hall Concert 1938/39" Vanguard Bird's telling phrase. It shows some degree of resemblance to Lester's solo phrase of the recording "Don't be That Way" in June 1938.
105 It Might as Well be Spring C Now's the Time (Sep. 22, 1953 / Storyville, Boston MA) "Bill Evans / Moon Beams" Riverside Music by Richard Rodgers, words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1945 film "State Fair". It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song that year.
104 Things to Come C Bebop (Jan 1, 1949 / Royal Roost, New York NY) "Dizzy Gillespie Big Band / Showtime at the Spotlite 52nd Street, New York City, June 1946" Uptown A be-bop tune composed by Ray Brown and Walter "Gil" Fuller.Bird quotes its ensemble riff.
103 A Bushel and a Peck A The Song is You (Dec 30, 1952 / Unknown recording studio, New York NY) "Doris Day / Platinum Collection" Prime The novelty tune written by Frank Loesser in 1950. It was introduced in the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls".
102 Red Top C Ornithology (Feb or Mar, 1946 / Finale Club, Los Angeles CA) "Woody Herman (and The Herd) / at carnegie hall, 1946" Verve Composed by Woody Herman in his "First Herd" era, mid 1940s.
101 Budd Johnson's solo from a Earl Hines Orchestra recording of "Yellow Fire" C Sweet Georgia Brown (Jan 28, 1946 / Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA) "Hines-Eckstine Orchestra / 'The Father Jumps' 1940-1942" AERO SPACE Bird quotes Budd's solo phrase of the recording "Yellow Fire" nealy in 1941.
100 Carpice Viennois, Op.2 C I'm in the Mood for Love (Jul 5, 1950 / Unknown recording studio, New York NY) "Itzhak Perlman / Kreisler Famous Violin Pieces" EMI Classics Composed by Fritz Kreisler for violin and piano in 1910. Bird quotes its opening quasi-cadenza passage.
099 Poupee Valsante (The Dancing Doll) B How High the Moon (Dec 17, 1945 / Billy Berg's Club, Hollywood CA) "Itzhak Perlman / Kreisler Famous Violin Pieces" EMI Classics One of the Piano Pieces from "Marionettes" Composed by Ede Poldini in 1895. Arranged by Fritz Kreisler.
098 Sly Mongoose C 52nd Street Theme (Dec 17, 1945 / Billy Berg's Club, Hollywood CA) "Charlie Parker / The Complete Legendary Rockland Palace Concert" Jazz Classics One of the popular calypso number, music by Jack Edwards.
097 Am I Blue? C Honeysuckle Rose into Body and Soul (probably 1940 / Kansas City) "The Favorite Songs of Ethel Waters" Sepia One of the standard in 1929, words by Grant Clarke, music by Harry Akst, and was a big hit that year for Ethel Waters.
096 Happy Am I A Cherokee (1943? / Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, KS) "Singin' the Gospel (1933-1936)" Document Records Washington D.C. Preacher, Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux used this song on his preaching. Buddy Jones said Bird was very fond of the services of him.
095 The Girl in My Dreams Tries to Look Like You C Boogie Woogie (Feb 15?, 1943 / Savoy Hotel?, Chicago IL) "Duke Ellington / Complete Columbia & RCA Victor Sessions" Definitive Records Composed by Mercer Ellington. Duke Ellington made a famous recording in 1940.
094 Poco allegretto from "Symphony No.3 in F major, op.90" C Moose the Mooche (May 30?, 1953 / BandBox, NY) "Karl Bohm / Brahms: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4" Deutsche Grammophon Composed by Johannes Brahms in 1883.
093 I Hear a Rhapsody C All the Things You Are (Feb-Mar 1946 / Finale Club, Los Angeles CA) "Bill Evans & Jim Hall / Undercurrent" Blue Note Words and Music by George Fragos, Jack Baker and Dick Gasparre. Recorded by Charlie Barnet and Jimmy Dorsey in 1941.
092 I Thought about You C Honeysuckle Rose into Body and Soul (probably 1940 / Kansas City) "Miles Davis / Someday My Prince Will Come" Columbia Words by Johnny Mercer, Music by Jimmy Van Heusen in 1939. This is one of proofs the "Honey & Body" recording was not recorded in 1937.
091 Happy Birthday to You B Blue 'n' Boogie (Feb-Mar 1946 / Finale Club, Los Angeles CA) "Elvin Jones / Live at the Lighthouse" Blue Note Traditional song for celebrating the anniversary of a person's birth, comes from the song "Good Morning to All", which was written and composed by American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill in 1893.
090 O Du, Mein Holder Abendstern (Song of the Evening Star) B Cool Blues (Sep 22, 1953 / Storyville, Boston) "Hermann Prey Sings Arias from German Operas" EMI Classics A famous aria from the 1845 opera "Tannhauser" composed by Richard Wagner.
089 The Girl I Left Behind Me C The Way You Look Tonight (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "The Spring of Thyme: Traditional Songs" Collegium Records One of the popular folk song spreaded among America and Ireland from around the 17th century.
088 National Emblem March C East of the Sun (Mar 24, 1951 / Birdland, NY) "Leonard Bernstein Conducts Great Marches New York Philharmonic" Sony Records One of the popular march composed by Edwin Eugene Bagley in 1902.
087 On the Trail C Stardust (Sep 26, 1952 / Rockland Palace Ballroom, NY) "Dorati : Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Grofe : Grand Canyon" London From "The Grand Canyon Suite" composed by Ferde Grofe during the period from 1929 to 1931.
086 Why Do I Love You? B How High The Moon (Nov 1, 1952 / Birdland, New York) "THE COMPLETE CHARLIE PARKER ON VERVE" Verve Music by Jerome Kern, words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1927 musical "Show Boat".
085 Lester Young's solo from "Shoe Shine Boy" (2) C Yardin' with Yard (Feb 15?, 1943 / Savoy Hotel?, Chicago IL) "Lester Young Memorial Album" EPIC Records Bird copied Lester's solo from the 1936 recording "Shoe Shine Boy" by way of entertainment.
084 Lester Young's solo from "Shoe Shine Boy" C I've Found a New Baby (1943? / Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, KS) "Lester Young Memorial Album" EPIC Records Bird quotes Lester's solo phrase from the 1936 recordings.
083 Lester Young's lick from "Taxi War Dance" C Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (Dec 21, 1950 / N.Y) "Lester Young Memorial Album" EPIC Records Bird quotes Lester's lick from the 1939 recordings.
082 Auld Lang Syne C Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Jan 1, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY ) "The Scholars / Annie Laurie - Folk Songs of British Iles" EMI Classics One of the famous Traditional Scottish Songs. Bird quotes for celebrating the start of the new year.
081 Carmen Suite No.1 Prelude C Anthropology (Feb 14, 1950 / Birdland, NY) "Franck Pourcel / Promenade Concert Vol.1"EMI Classics Composed by Georges Bizet from his 1875 opera "Carmen". J.J.Johnson and Bird quote it on four bars exchanges.
080 Home Sweet Home C 52nd Street Theme (1951? / Christy's Restaurant, Framingham MA?) "The Scholars / Annie Laurie - Folk Songs of British Iles" EMI Classics The popular 19th century song, music by Henry Rowley Bishop, words by John Howard Payne in 1823. Adopted from the 1823 opera "Clari, Maid of Milan".
079 My Man (Mon Homme) C 'Round Midnight (Sep or Oct, 1948 / Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago IL) "Billy Holiday / Lover Man" Decca Music by Maurice Yvain in France. Popularized in the English speaking world by Ziegfield Follies singer Fanny Brice in 1921.
078 There's a Small Hotel C Moose The Mooche (Feb 7, 1953 / Chez Paree Nightclub, Montreal, Canada) "Charlie Parker / an EVENING at HOME with THE BIRD" Savoy Music by Richard Rodgers, words by Lorenz Hart, for the 1936 musical "On Your Toes".
077 Blue and Sentimental C These Foolish Things (Oct 23, 1950 / Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago) "Count Basie / The Best of Early Basie" Decca Composed by Count Basie who originally recorded in 1938 on his orchestra featuring tenor sax player, Herschel Evans.
076 Webb City C Wee (Feb 14, 1950 / Birdland, NY) "Fats Navarro Memorial" Savoy A be-bop tune composed by Bud Powell and Walter "Gil" Fuller(?).
075 Tickle Toe C I've Found a New Baby (1943? / Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, KS) "Lester Young Memorial Album" EPIC Records Composed by Lester Young who originally recorded this tune with Count Basie Orchestra in 1940.
074 London Bridge C Boogie Woogie (Feb 15, 1943 / Savoy Hotel, Chicago IL) "Children's Sing-A-Long Favorites" Madacy One of the most popular nursery rhyme about London's earlier bridge which did indeed "wash away".
073 Estrellita B Scrapple from the Apple (Jul 8, 1952 / Jirayr Zorthian's ranch, Altadena CA) "Charlie Parker / Fiesta" Verve One of latin standards composed by Manuel Maria Ponce in 1912.
072 Star Eyes C Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Feb 18, 1950 / St. Nicholas Arena, NY ) "Charlie Parker / Swedish Schnapps" Verve Music by Don Raye and Gene De Paul for the 1943 movie "I Dood It".
071 I Can't Get Started B Cool Blues (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Carmen McRae / By Special Request" Decca Music by Vernon Duke, words by Ira Gershwin for the revue "Ziegfeld Follies of 1936".
070 Rain on the Roof B 52nd Street Theme - 1st set (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Sue Raney / Songs for a Raney Day" Capitol Records Music by Ann Ronell in 1932.
069 Can't Help Lovin' That Man C The Way You Look Tonight (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "Clifford Brown / Clifford Brown with Strings" Emarcy Music by Jerome Kern, words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1927 musical "Show Boat".
068 Charmaine C Oo Bop Sh'Bam (Jan 22, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY ) "Mantovani / The Romantic Strings of Mantovani" Castle Pulse Music by Erno Rapee, words by Lew Pollack for the 1926 silent movie "What Price Glory?".
067 Kleine Kammermusik fur 5 Blaser Op.24-2 B How High The Moon(Jul 10, 1948/Onyx Club, New York NY)
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My Old Flame (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY)
"Quintett.Wien / Hindemith, Ligeti, Nielsen" Nimbus Records Composed by Paul Hindemith in 1922 for wind quintet.
066 An der schonen, blauen Donau, op.314 (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube) C Perdido (May 15, 1953 / Massey Hall, Toronto) "Wiener Volksopernorchester, Franz Bauer-Theussl / VIENNA WALTZES" PHILIPS One of the famous Waltzes composed by Johann Strauss II in 1867.
065 Ray's Idea C The Serpent's Tooth (Jan 30, 1953 / WOR Studio, NY) "Dizzy Gillespie / Shaw 'Nuff" Musicraft A be-bop tune composed by Ray Brown and Walter "Gil" Fuller.
064 Jingle Bells B Chasin' the Bird (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY)
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White Christmas (Dec 25, 1948 / Royal Roost, NY)
"Bing Crosby / White Christmas" MCA Composed by organist and choir director James Pierpont in 1857 for Thanksgiving. and it was spreaded as one of the populer Christmas Carols.
063 Cool Blues B Half Nelson (Mar 31, 1948 / Three Deuces, NY) "Charlie Parker / The Complete Dial Sessions" Stash Composed by Charlie Parker. Originally recorded on Dial in 1947.
062 Lady Bird C Blue 'n' Boogie (Mar 31, 1951 / Birdland, NY) "The Fabulous Fats Navarro Vol.2" Blue Note Composed by Tadd Dameron.
061 A Table in a Corner C Embraceable You (Oct 28, 1947 / WOR Studio, NY) "Jack Teagarden / And His Orchestra 1939-1940" Classics Music by Dana Suesse, words by Sam Coslow in 1939.
060 Peanuts Vendor (El Manisero) C I'll Remember April (May 15-16, 1950 / Birdland, NY) "Stan Kenton / The Progressive Years 1941-1947" Jazz Legends One of the famous Cuban songs. The arrangement by Moises Simon was recorded in 1928. In New York, Don Azpiazu and his Havana Casino orchestra recorded in 1931, and sold over one million copies in under two years. Featured in the 1931 film "The Cuban Love Song". This Latin sound were wildly successful novelties to American audiences.
059 Fare Thee Well, Annabelle C The Squirrel (Jun 16, 1952 / Trade Winds Club, Inglewood, CA) "Charlie Barnet / And His Orchestra 1933-1936" Classics Music by Allie Wrubel, words by Mort Dixon. It was featured in the 1935 film "Sweet Music" and sung by Rudy Vallee.
058 The Irish Washerwoman C Warming Up a Riff (Nov 26, 1945 / WOR Studio, NY) "Pure Irish - The Ultimate St-Patrick's Day Celebration" St.Clair Entertainment Group Inc. One of the popular traditional Irish Jigs.
057 Temptation A Anthropology (May 31, 1953 / Birdland, NY) "Charlie Parker Big Band" Verve Music by Nacio Herb Brown, words by Arthur Freed. It was featured in the 1933 film "Going Hollywood" and sung by Bing Crosby.
056 Let's Fall in Love B Moose the Mooche (May 9, 1953 / Birdland, NY) "Lee Wiley / Songbooks & Quiet Sensuality 1933-1951" Jazz Legends Music by Harold Arlen, words by Ted Koehler from 1933 film of the same name.
055 Buster Smith's solo from "Baby, Look at You" A I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me (August 1951 / Lennie Tristano's house, NY) "Pete Johnson / 1938-1939"Classics Bird quotes Smith's lick of the recording in 1939.
054 An American in Paris C How High the Moon (Nov 1, 1952 / Birdland, NY) "George Gershwin / An American in Paris"Avid Records Composed by George Gershwin in 1928. It was used in the 1951 Academy Award winning film of the same name.
053 25 Daily Exercises For Saxophone No.23 A Out of Nowhere (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "H.Klose / 25 Daily Exercises For Saxophone"Carl Fischer (Books) Instructional book for saxophone composed by Hyacinthe Eleanore Klose.
052 Fantaisie op.49 A 52nd Street Theme - 3rd set (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY)
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Cool Blues (Mar 8, 1953 / Howard Theater, Washington DC)
"Zimerman, Pollini, Ugorski / Chopin Complete Edition: Ballades, Etudes"Deutsche Grammophon Composed by Frederic Chopin in 1841. It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Love in Bloom"(No.134).
051 Squaty Roo B Well, You Needn't (Jul 11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "Ellington's Small Units" Jazz Archives Composed by Johnny Hogdes. It is one of theoryies about this bird's phrase, along with "Canadian Capers"(No.126).
050 Dardanella B Cherokee (1943? / Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, KS) "Jazz Tribune No.48 The Indispensable Bix Beiderbecke (1924-1930)" RCA Music by Felix Bernard and Johnny S. Black, words by Fred Fisher in 1919.
049 Reuben and Rachel C 52nd Street Theme (3rd set Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Children's Sing-A-Long Favorites" Madacy One of child's songs, words by Harry Birch, music by William Gooch in 1871.
048 Baby Bumblebee C 52nd Street Theme (3rd set Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Children's Sing-A-Long Favorites" Madacy One of child's songs. It is not clear what is the origin of this song.
047 Pop Goes the Weasel B A Night in Tunisia (Jul 11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "Children's Sing-A-Long Favorites" Madacy One of child's songs. It is not clear what is the origin of this song. Some scholors states it was popular child's singing game in Britain, and the Pilgrims brought it in America in 1620. Some associates it with a country dance.
046 The Man on the Flying Trapeze B Wahoo (Feb 14, 1950 / Birdland, NY) "Children's Sing-A-Long Favorites" Madacy One of the populer songs in 1867, Written by George Leybourne, Music by Gaston Lyle. It was featured in the 1934 film "It Happened One Night".
045 Coctails for Two C Warming Up a Riff (Nov 26, 1945 / WOR Studio, NY) "Jazz Tribune No.4 Benny Carter" RCA Composed by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow for the 1934 movie "Murder at the Vanities".
044 Dizzy Fingers B 52nd Street Theme (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "Zez Confrey / Piano Rolls and Scores" Warner Classics One of the famous novelty ragtime piano tunes in 1923 composed by Zez Confrey.
043 Johnny Hodges' alto brake from a 1937 Lionel Hampton recording of "Whoa Babe" A Moose the Mooche(Mar 30, 1953 / BandBox, NY) "Lionel Hampton / Hommage 1937 - 1951" Jazz Archives Bird quotes Johnny's solo brake of the recording "Whoa Babe" in 1937.
042 Tea For Two A Cherokee (maybe Sep 1942 / Kansas City, KS) "The Genius of Bud Powell" Verve Music by Vincent Youmans, words by Irving Caesar from the 1925 musical "No, No, Nanette". Bird often quotes it for the bridge of "Cherokee".
041 The Song is You B Ornithology (Sep 20, 1952 / Birdland, NY) "Charlie Parker / Now's the Time" Verve Music by Jerome Kern, words by Oscar Hammerstein II from the 1932 musical "Music in The Air".
040 Poinciana (Song of the Tree) B Ornithology (Feb 18, 1950 / St. Nicholas Arena, NY) "Ahmad Jamal / at the Pershing : But Not for Me" Chess Music by Nat Simon, words by Buddy Bernier in 1936.
039 Why Was I Born? A Little Willie Leaps (Dec 25, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY) "Jackie McLean / 4 5 and 6" Prestige Music by Jerome Kern, words by Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1929 musical "Sweet Adeline".
038 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town C Ornithology (Nov 11-23, 1947 / Argyle Lounge, Chicago) "Bill Evans / Trio 64" Verve One of the populer Christmas Carols. Music by J. Fred Cootss, words by Haven Gillespie in 1934.
037 I'll Remember April B Rocker (Sep 16, 1950 / Carnegie Hall, NY) "Erroll Garner / Concert by the Sea" Sony Records Music by Gene DePaul, words by Don Raye and Pat Johnston, from the 1942 Western Musical Comedy "Ride 'em Cowboy".
036 Isn't It Romantic? B Scrapple from the Apple (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Tal Farlow / Tal" Verve Music by Richard Rodgers, words by Lorenz Hart from the 1932 musical "Love Me Tonight".
035 Tenderly A Ornithology (Jan 18, 1954 / Hi-Hat Club, Boston) "Sarah Vaughan / Perdido! Live at Birdland, 1953" Natasha Imports Music by Walter Gross, words by Jack Lawrence in 1946.
034 Lester Young's solo from "John's Idea" C Sepian Bounce (Jul 2, 1942 / NY) "Lester Young / PREZ'S HAT Vol.13" Philology Bird quotes Lester's solo phrase from the live performance at Pittsburg, Chatterbox Room (Feb 8, 1937).
033 Tico Tico (Tico-Tico no fuba) B This Time the Dream's on Me (Jul 10, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "THE COMPLETE CHARLIE PARKER ON VERVE" Verve Music by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917. Words by Eurico Barreiros. One of the most popular Brazilian Choro songs. It was introduced in the United States by Carmen Miranda in the 1947 film "Copacabana".
032 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis) B Little Willie Leaps (Feb 14, 1950 / Royal Roost, NY) "The Joy of Christmas with Leonard Bernstein - Mormon Tabernacle Choir : New York Philharmonic" Sony Music Entertainment One of the most popular christmas carols, first published in John Francis Wade's "Cantus Diversi" in 1751.
031 Over There B The Song is You (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "OVER THERE 1942" Phontastic The America's popular World War 1 song composed by George M. Cohan in 1917. The 1918 Nora Bayes recording made it a national hit.
030 Humoresque Op.101-7 C Moose the Mooche (Sep 26, 1952 / Rockland Palace Ballroom, NY) "Isaac Stern / Humoresque - Favorite Violin Encores" CBS Records Composed by Antonin Dovorak in 1894.
029 Buttons and Bows A Oop Bop Sh'bam (Jan 22, 1949/ Royal Roost, NY) "A PROPER Introduction to Dinah Shore" PROPER RECORDS The Academy Award winning song composed by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston from 1948 comedy western movie "The Paleface".
028 Louis Armstrong's intro from "West End Blues" A Cheryl (Dec 25, 1949 / Carnegie Hall, NY) "The Best of Louis Armstrong : The Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings" COLUMBIA/LEGACY Bird quotes Louis' intro from this recording in 1928.
027 Clair de Lune C Body and Soul (Nov 24, 1950 / Folkets Park, Helsingborg, Sweden) "Monique Haas / Debussy : Les Plus Belles Pages de le Piano" ERATO Composed by Claude Debussy from suite "Bergamasque" No.3 in 1905.
026 If You Could See Me Now C Embraceable You (May 15-16, 1950 / Birdland, NY) "Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra / The Magic Touch" Riverside Composed by Tadd Dameron in 1946.
025 If I Love Again B Cool Blues (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Charlie Parker Big Band" Verve Music by Ben Oakland, words by Jack Murray from the 1932 musical "Hold Your Horses".
024 Lester Young's solo from "Lester Leaps in" (2) B I Found a New Baby (Nov 30, 1940 / Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita KS) "A Lester Young Story - Jazz Archives 48" Jazz Archives On "I Found a New Baby" in 1940 Bird quotes Lester's solo phrase of the recording "Lester Leaps in" in 1939. And he also quotes it on "Lester Leaps in" in 1952.
023 I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair C Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Dec 14, 1952/Hi-Hat, Boston) "Roger Wagner Chorale / Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Foster Favorites" Eastworld One of the populer American folk songs composed by Stephen Collins Foster in 1854.
022 The Kerry Dancers A All the Things You are (Oct 23, 1950 / Pershing Hotel Ballroom, Chicago) "Jonny Griffin / The Kerry Dancers and other swinging folk" Riverside One of the popular Irish folk songs, written by James Lynam Molloy in 1879.
021 Lester Young's solo from "Honeysuckle Rose" C Honeysuckle Rose (Nov 30, 1940 / Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita KS) "A Lester Young Story - Jazz Archives 48" Jazz Archives Bird quotes Lester's solo phrase of the recording in 1937.
020 Lester Young's solo from "Lester Leaps in" C Oh, Lady be Good (Nov 30, 1940 / Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita KS) "Lester Young Memorial Album" Epic Records Bird quotes Lester's solo opening phrase of the recording "Lester Leaps in" in 1939 on his solo opening.
019 Coleman Hawkins' solo from "Body and Soul" C Body and Soul (Nov 30, 1940 / Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita KS) "Jazz Tribune No.52 The Indispensable Coleman Hawkins (1927-1956)" RCA Bird quotes Hawkins' solo phrase of the recording "Body and Soul" in 1939 on his playing the same tune.
018 Waltz No.6 in D flat major, op64 No.1 "Valse de Petit Chien" (aka The Minute Waltz) C Chasin' the Bird (Mar 12, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY) "Vladimir Ashkenazy / Chanson de L'adieu - Chopin Piano Favourites" Decca Composed by Frederic Chopin in 1846.
017 As Time Goes by C What is This Thing Called Love (Sep 16, 1950 / Carnegie Hall, NY) "Billie Holiday / Strange Fruit" Commodre Records Composed and words by Herman Hupfeld from the 1931 show "Everybody's Welcome". It is famous as the theme tune of the film "Casablanca" in 1942.
016 Danses des Cygnes C Hot House (Feb 18, 1950 / St. Nicholas Arena, NY) "Philharmonia Orch. - Kurtz / Tchaikovsky: Swanlake - Nutcracker - Sleeping Beauty (Highlights)" EMI Records Composed by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky from his 1877 ballet "Swan Lake".
015 William Tell Overture B Cool Blues (May 9, 1953 / Bandbox, NY) "London Symphony Orch. - Abbado / Rossini Overtures" RCA VICTROLA Composed by Gioachino Rossini from his 1829 opera "William Tell".
014 Anitra's Dance B Be Bop (Feb 12, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY) "Berlin Philharmonic Orch. - Karajan / Grieg - Peer Gynt : Sibelius - Finlandia, etc." Deutsche Grammophon Composed by Edward Grieg from "Peer Gynt" in 1876.
013 A Hot Time in the Old Town C Salt Peanuts (Jan 22, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY) "The 1890s, Volume 2 : Wear Yer Bran' New Gown" Archeophone Records A ragtime tune composed by Theodore A. Metz in 1896. Words by Joe Hayden. This was a great favorite during the Spanish-American War in 1898 as Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders' anthem .
012 Petrouchka B Fine and Dandy (Feb 22, 1953 / Kavakos Grill, Washington DC) "Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps / Petrouchka - Boulez" Sony Music Japan Composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1913. Bird quotes a trumpet part from Scene III "The Moor's Room - Dance of the Ballerina" .
011 A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody C Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (Jan 22, 1949 / Royal Roost, NY) "Irving Berlin in Hollywood"Rhino Movie Music Composed by Irving Berlin from 1919 musical "Ziegfeld Follies". And this song won Academy Award for Best Dance Direction on the movie "The Great Ziegfeld" in 1936.
010 Roy Eldridge's solo from a 1938 Chu Berry recording of "Body and Soul" B Honeysuckle Rose into Body and Soul (probably 1940 / Kansas City) "Chu Berry / 1937-1941"Classics In "Honey & Body"recording, Bird quotes Roy's solo phrase of the recording "Body and Soul" in 1938. So, This is one of proofs that "Honey & Body" was not recorded in 1937.
009 Mean to Me B 52nd Street Theme (Jul 26, 1953 / Open Door, NY) "Charlie Parker / The Complete 1944-1948 Small Group Sessions Vol.1 "blue moon Composed by Fred E. Ahlert and Roy Turk in 1929
008 Shortnin' Bread B Warming Up a Riff (Nov 26, 1945 / WOR Studio, NY) "Alex De Grassi / Now and Then - Folk Songs for the 21st Century -"33rd Street Records An afro-american traditional plantation song that enjoyed a revival during the golden days of the radio. Lawrence Tibbett (1896-1960, American baritone) made a famous recording of it.
007 Popeye The Sailor C All the Things You Are (Mar 31, 1948 / Three Deuces, NY) "Toon Tunes: 50 Favorite Classic Cartoon Songs"Kid Rhino A theme song of animated character "Popeye" who was introduced to "The Thimble Theater" comic strip in 1929. In 1932, an animated cartoon featuring Popeye was made by Paramount Studios. The cartoon series continued and became even more popular when it was shown on television starting in the 1950s.
006 The Woody Woodpecker Show A The Way You Look Tonight (Jul 6-11, 1948 / Onyx, NY) "Toon Tunes: 50 Favorite Classic Cartoon Songs"Kid Rhino A theme song of theatrical animation "Woody Woodpecker", released by Universal in 1940. The theme riff reminds us of unique laugh of main character, a tricksy woodpecker "Woody".
005 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise C What is This Thing Called Love (June 1952 / Hollywood, LA) "Sonny Rollins / A Night at the Village Vanguard"Blue Note Composed by Sigmund Romberg, words by Oscar Hammerstein II, from 1928 musical "New Moon".
004 Habanera (L'amour est un oiseau rebella) A Hot House (May 15, 1953 / Massey Hall, Toronto) "Maria Callas / Callas in Portrait"Toshiba-EMI Composed by Georges Bizet from his 1875 opera "Carmen".
003 Country Gardens C Out of Nowhere (May 8-9, 1949 / Salle Pleyel, Paris) "Grainger Plays Greig & Grainger" Vanguard Classics Composed by Percy Grainger in 1918.This tune was based on an English Morris Dance Tune. It was also often used as a tag of Birds bands play.
002 High Society A Warming Up a Riff (Nov 26, 1945 / WOR Studio, NY) "Jazz Tribune No.20 Young Louis Armstrong (1930-1933)" RCA One of the famous ragtime tune composed by Porter Steele in 1901.
001 Le Sacre du Printemps C Salt Peanuts (May 8-9, 1949 / Salle Pleyel, Paris) "Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps / Petrouchka - Boulez" Sony Music Japan Composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1913.




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