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Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

A Good Man Is Hard To Find: The Middle Years Part 2 (1938-40)


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Collection(s)Jazz
Catalogue Number66552-2
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Bluebird
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number043117
Number of Tracks68
Date Recorded1995
Album Artists
Notes N/A

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1 - Anita
Composer(s) : Thomas Fats Waller
2 - I Wont Believe It (till I Hear From You)
Composer(s) : Martin Block; Victor Selzman; J. Russel Robinson
3 - In The Gloaming (take 1)
Composer(s) : Arr. Waller; Harris
4 - What A Pretty Miss
Composer(s) : Thomas Fats Waller; Spencer Williams
5 - The Spider And The Fly
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Thomas Fats Waller; J. C. Johnson
6 - I Simply Adore You (take 2)
Composer(s) : Ned Weaver; Paul Mann
7 - Squeeze Me
Composer(s) : Clarence Williams; Thomas Fats Waller
8 - Patty Cake, Patty Cake (baker Man)
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Thomas Fats Waller; J. C. Johnson
9 - The Sheik Of Araby (take 1)
Composer(s) : Harry Smith; Francis Wheeler; Ted Snyder
10 - Bless You
Composer(s) : Eddie Lane; Don Baker
11 - A Good Man Is Hard To Find (take 1)
Composer(s) : Eddie Green
12 - Hold My Hand (take 1)
Composer(s) : J. C. Johnson; Thomas "Fats" Waller
13 - It's The Tune That Counts
Composer(s) : Don Raye; Jan Savitt
14 - A Good Man Is Hard To Find (take 2)
Composer(s) : Eddie Green
15 - Inside (take 1)
Composer(s) : J. C. Johnson; Thomas "Fats" Waller
16 - There's Honey On The Moon Tonight
Composer(s) : Haven Gillespie; Mack Davis; Fred Coots
17 - Abdullah
Composer(s) : Neal Lawrence; Slick Jones
18 - You Outsmarted Yourself
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Joe Davis; Jerry Sears
19 - If I Were You
Composer(s) : Buddy Gillespie; Mack Davis; Fred Coots
20 - Who'll Take My Place (when I Am Gone)
Composer(s) : Raymond Klages; Billy Fazioll
21 - Last Night A Miracle Happened
Composer(s) : Oscar Levant; Jack Lawrence
22 - (take Me Back To) The Wide Open Places
Composer(s) : Al Stilman; Ray Bloch; Nat Simon
23 - Bond Street
Composer(s) : Thomas Fats Waller
24 - Good For Nothin' But Love
Composer(s) : Eddie DeLange; Jimmy Van Heusen
25 - On The Bumpy Road To Love
Composer(s) : Al Hoffman; Al Lewis; Murray Mencher
26 - It's You Who Taught It To Me
Composer(s) : Jhon Harley; Andy Razaf; Joe Davis
27 - Hold Tight (want Some Sea Food, Mama)
Composer(s) : Lenny Kent; Dick Brandow; George Robinson; Leonard Ware; Willie Spottswood
28 - Fair And Square
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Ada Rubin
29 - Suitcase Susie
Composer(s) : Hugo Rubens; Charles French; E. P. LaFreniere
30 - Kiss Me With Your Eyes (take 1)
Composer(s) : Burton Lane; Frank Loesser
31 - We, The People
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Ada Rubin
32 - Kiss Me With Your Eyes (take 2)
Composer(s) : Burton Lane; Frank Loesser
33 - Your Feet's Too Big
Composer(s) : Ada Benson; Fred Fisher
34 - Two Sleepy People
Composer(s) : Frank Loesser; Hoagy Carmichael
35 - You Asked For It- You Got It
Composer(s) : Charlie Tobias; Abel Baer
36 - You're Lettin' The Grass Grow Under Your Feet
Composer(s) : Milton Ager; Victor Selzman; Jerry Livingston
37 - Shame! Shame! (everybody Knows Your Game)
Composer(s) : Joe Davis
38 - Darktown Strutters' Ball
Composer(s) : Shelton Brooks
39 - Some Rainy Day
Composer(s) : Carmen Lombardo' John J. Loeb
40 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (take 1)
Composer(s) : Dorothy Fields; James McHugh
41 - I'll Never Forgive Myself (for Not Forgiving You)
Composer(s) : John Redmond; Dick Sanford; Lee David
42 - 'tain't What You Do (it's The Way That You Do It)
Composer(s) : Sy Oliver; James Trummy Young
43 - Got No Time
Composer(s) : Ted Koehler; Rube Bloom
44 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (take 2)
Composer(s) : Dorothy Fields; James McHugh
45 - You Look Good To Me
Composer(s) : Billy Rose; Walter Donaldson
46 - Swinga-dilla Street
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; James P. Johnson; Abner Silver
47 - You Look Good To Me (take 2)
Composer(s) : Billy Rose; Walter Donaldson
48 - Step Up And Shake My Hand
Composer(s) : Mack David' Jerry Livingston
49 - Undecided
Composer(s) : Sid Robin; Char;ie Shavers
50 - At Twilight
Composer(s) : Thomas Fats Waller; Anita Waller
51 - Tell Me With Your Kisses
Composer(s) : Cliff Friend; Dave Franklin
52 - Remember Who You're Promised To
Composer(s) : George Whiting; Net Burton; J. C. Johnson
53 - Oh, Frenchy
Composer(s) : Sam Ehrlich; Con Conrad
54 - Yacht Club Swing
Composer(s) : Thomas "Fats" Waller; Hernan Autrey; J. C. Johnson
55 - Honey Hush
Composer(s) : Ed Kirkeby; Thomas Fats Waller
56 - Cheatin' On Me
Composer(s) : Lew Pollack; Jack Yellen
57 - Love, I'd Give My Life For You
Composer(s) : Dave Oppenheim; Dave Palmer; Al Jacobs
58 - I Used To Love You (but It's All Over Now)
Composer(s) : Lew Brown; Albert Von Tilzer
59 - Black Maria
Composer(s) : Fred Rose; Andy Razaf; J. C. Johnson
60 - I Wish I Had You
Composer(s) : Bud Green; Al Stillman' Claude Thornhill
61 - Wait And See
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Thomas Fats Waller
62 - Mighty Fine
Composer(s) : Andy Razaf; Thomas Fats Waller
63 - I'll Dance At Your Wedding (take 1)
Composer(s) : Joe Davis
64 - You Meet The Nicest People In Your Dreams
Composer(s) : Al Hoffman; Al Goodhart; Manny Kurtz
65 - The Moon Is Low
Composer(s) : Jimmy McHugh
66 - I'll Dance At Your Wedding (take 2)
Composer(s) : Joe Davis
67 - The Moon Is Low, Part 2
Composer(s) : Jimmy McHugh
68 - Imagine My Surprise
Composer(s) : Horac Hotchkiss; George Fitch; Kay Phillips