Jazz Odyssey, Volume III: The Sound Of Harlem


Jazz Odyssey, Volume III: The Sound of Harlem
Columbia CL-2160 (C3L-33), mono, 1964 — 3-LP boxset:


  1. Crazy Blues – Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds
  2. Sounds Of Africa – Eubie Blake
  3. I’m Craving For That Kind Of Love – Gertrude Saunders with Tim Brymn & His Black Devil Orchestra
  4. Keep Off The Grass – James P. Johnson
  5. What Do You Care? – Edith Wilson with Johnny Dunn’s Jazz Hounds
  6. Satisfied Blues – Lemuel Fowler
  7. Original Charleston Strut – Thomas Morris & His Past Jazz Masters
  8. Down In The Mouth Blues - Texas Blues Destroyers
  9. In Harlem’s Araby – Get Happy Band
  10. Take It Easy – Monette Moore
  11. Keep Your Temper – Gulf Coast Seven
  12. Make Me Know It – Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Savoy Orchestra
  13. Lindbergh Hop - Roy Williams & His Orchestra
  14. Livery Stable Blues – Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  15. Standing In The Rain Blues - Bessie Smith
  16. One O’Clock Blues – Leroy Tibbs & His Connie’s Inn Orchestra


  1. Sgt. Dunn’s Bugle Call Blues – Johnny Dunn & His Band
  2. Do What You Did Last Night – Ethel Waters
  3. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  4. Funny Feathers – Victoria Spivey
  5. New Call Of The Freaks – Luis Russell & His Orchestra
  6. Red Beans And Rice – Gladys Bentley
  7. My Particular Man – Alberta Hunter
  8. He Wouldn’t Stop Doing It – Hokum Trio
  9. Double Check Stomp – Mills Ten Blackberries
  10. Oh, Mr. Mitchell – Clara Smith
  11. Texas Twist – Mattie Hite
  12. Horse Feathers - Cliff Jackson & His Crazy Kats
  13. Hot Lovin’ – Clarence Williams & His Orchestra
  14. Draggin’ My Poor Heart Around – Thomas “Fats” Waller & His Hot Piano
  15. My Man O’War – Lena Wilson
  16. Keep Your Hand Off My Mojo – Grant & Wilson


  1. Corrine, Corrina – Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
  2. Chant Of The Weed – Harlan Lattimore & His Connie’s Inn Orchestra
  3. Memories Of You – Garland Wilson
  4. Oh, Lady Be Good! – Buck & Bubbles
  5. Baby, Ain’t You Satisfied – Dicky Wells’s Shim Shammers
  6. Mush Mouth – Claude Hopkins & His Orchestra
  7. Wild Waves – Baron Lee & His Blue Rhythm Orchestra
  8. Let’s Get Together – Chick Webb’s Savoy Orchestra
  9. Blue Rhythm Fantasy – Teddy Hill & His Orchestra
  10. Uproar Shout – Erskine Hawkins & His ‘Bama State Collegians
  11. Brittwood Stomp – Frankie Newton & His Uptown Serenaders
  12. You Can’t Be Mine – Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
  13. When Lights Are Low - Benny Carter & His Orchestra
  14. Sweet Lorraine – Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  15. It’s Time To Jump And Shout – Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
  16. Epistrophy – Cootie Williams & His Orchestra


  1. avatar Rugrat

    Many thanks to Doug Schulkind for plugging this offering over at WFMU.

    Doug was hoping I would offer up Volumes 1 and 2, but I do not own them as yet. Luckily all 3 boxsets are a part of the permanent collection at the Toronto Reference Library: New Orleans, Chicago. They cannot be removed from the library, but they have listening stations there with headphones, so perhaps I can figure out some way to transcribe them there. All of the music is public domain.

    I must say that I was surprised at how good most of these recordings sound considering their age. There are a couple of real gems in this set, including “Red Beans And Rice”, by Gladys Bentley. I enjoyed the female vocalists in this collection so much that I am putting together a podcast called The Dames of Harlem, which should be available by December 22nd, so stay tuned!


  2. avatar woid

    Thanks… A fine collection that I first encountered in the library of a radio station where I worked, but haven’t heard for years.

    The booklet, though, seems to be a corrupt file. It downloads successfully, but can’t be unpacked. Please reupload it if you can.

  3. avatar Rugrat

    Sorry about the corruption in the booklet file. If I can find a backup of that material I will re-post it. Be sure to check out my podcast, The Dames Of Harlem.


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