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Never before released radio transcriptions by jazz's greatest pianist, recorded for KHJ (Los Angeles) in 1940. The discovery of these milestone recordings may be the single most important contribution to jazz in decades. One of the goals of Memphis Archives is to preserve our rich American musical heritage by making these historical recordings available. Without this concern, thousands of songs from the dawn of the recording industry would be lost forever. By purchasing this CD, you have become part of this effort to preserve our musical heritage for future generations.

1. Begin the Beguine
2. Caravan
3. All the Things You Are
4. Get Happy
5. The Shout
6. Tea for Two
7. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
8. Elegie
9. If I Had You
10. I Got Rhythm
11. Sweet Lorraine
12. Memories Of You
13. It Had To Be You
14. This Can't Be Love
15. Have You Met Miss Jones
16. Dark Eyes (Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya)
17. I Thought About You
18. Too Marvelous For Words
19. Stompin' at the Savoy
20. I'll Never Be the Same
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 28, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: July 28, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Memphis Archives
  • ASIN: B000003UE5
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lane G. Warren on May 25, 2008
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There is no such thing as a bad Art Tatum recording. The magic of his playing comes through on every recording I have. That's why I have to keep buying everything with his name remotely connected. I wish we had an artist like this today! I was lucky enough to see Oscar Peterson a year or so before he died, but I never saw Art Tatum live. You can see old footage of Art Tatum on "You Tube", but there is nothing like the recordings.
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