Harlem ain’t what it usta,pts 1 & 2 – Various Artists

Harlem ain't what it usta, part one

Harlem ain't what it usta, part two

My dear mother was born in Brooklyn in 1920. Did you know
Brooklyn was called after a little Dutch town named Breukelen ?
Another New York neighbourhood, Harlem, was called after our
city of Haarlem. How do you like this picture of my grandmother ?
It must have been taken around 1918 when she and my grand-
father moved to New York. They stayed for twelve years and
then returned to the Netherlands. 20’s and 30’s jazz from the
area still makes me feel at home like nothing else. It has a
nostalgic feel and I catch myself listening to it more and more.

tracks;

part one
1 Mildred Bailey – Doin’ the uptown lowdown
2 Skeets Tolbert – Harlem ain’t what it usta
3 Una Mae Carlisle – Oh I’m evil
4 Fats Waller and his Rhythm – Truckin’
5 Lena Horne – That’s what love did to me
6 Aunt Jemima – Can’t help lovin’ dat man
7 Gene Krupa – I won’t believe it
8 Sidney Bechet & Noble Sissle’s Swingers – Viper mad
9 Mildred Bailey – Lazybones
10 Una Mae Carlisle – I can’t give you anything but love, baby
11 Billie Holiday – Fine & mellow
12 Bennie Goodman and his Orchestra – I thought about you
13 Fats Waller – ’tain’t nobody’s bizness if I do
14 Una Mae Carlisle – Now I lay me down to dream
15 Lee Morse – Yes sir! that’s my baby
16 Red Nichols – If you haven’t got a girl
17 Cab Calloway – Harlem holiday
18 Lena Horne – Stormy weather
19 Eddie Condon – The man I love
20 Victoria Spivey – Harlem susie-kue
21 Mills Blue Rhythm Band – Drop me off in Harlem
22 Bob Howard – Bojangles of Harlem
23 Ethel Waters – You’ve seen Harlem at it’s best
24 Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra – These foolish things
25 Lil Green – Why don’t you do right

part two
1 Una Mae Carlisle – Papa’s in bed with his britches on
2 Slim Gaillard – Yeo-roc-heresay
3 Jack Teagarden – Fare-thee-well to Harlem
4 Mildred Bailey – Rockin’ chair
5 Roy Eldridge – Echoes of Harlem
6 Jerry Kruger with Cootie Williams – Ol’ man river
7 Ethel Waters – Harlem on my mind
8 Billie Holiday – ’tain’t nobody’s business if I do
9 Una Mae Carlisle – Don’t try your jive on me
10 Gene Krupa – Harlem on parade
11 Andy Kirk – Downstream
12 Ethel Waters – I can’t give you anything but love
13 Big Joe Turner – Cherry red
14 Fats Waller – Squeeze me
15 Mildred Bailey – Shoutin’ in that amen corner
16 Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra – Prisoner of love
17 Bob Howard – Formal night in Harlem
18 Ethel Waters – Stormy weather
19 Una Mae Carlisle – Mean to me
20 Red Norvo – There’s a boy in Harlem
21 Mildred Bailey – Harlem lullaby
22 Putney Dandridge – Chasing shadows
23 Ethel Waters – Old man harlem
24 Boots and his Buddies – A salute to Harlem
25 The Boswell Sisters – Everybody loves my baby

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16 thoughts on “Harlem ain’t what it usta,pts 1 & 2 – Various Artists

  1. I love jazz from this period too – nice compilation Moos.
    Did you know that where I live on the Essex Coast in England, there are people of Dutch and Flemish descent? A common local name is Coppen / Coppin, and my own Mother’s maiden name is Flemish.

  2. I love jazz from this period too – nice compilation Moos.
    Did you know that where I live on the Essex Coast in England, there are people of Dutch and Flemish descent? A common local name is Coppen / Coppin, and my own Mother’s maiden name is Flemish.

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