Savoy On Central Avenue
Featuring Johnny Otis & His Orchestra, Joe Turner, Charlie Parker and more...

The West Coast equivalent of Harlem's 125th Street, Central Avenue ws the main stem of black Los Angeles during the first half of the 20th Century. Every showbiz or sports celebrity of the era passed through at one time or another. And the music: Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Joe Turner and Johnny Otis, all legendary performers heard on this set.

Disc. 1
1. On The Sunny Side Of the Street - King Cole Quartet
2. Long Tall Dexter - Dexter Gordon Quintet
3. Should I - Kay Starr w/Ben Pollack Orchestra
4. I Ain't Gonna Cry No More - Kay Starr w/Ben Pollack Orchestra
5. Preston Love's Mansion - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
6. Jimmie's Round The Clock Blues - Jimmy Rushing/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
7. Harlem Nocturne - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
8. Laguna Slim Gallard Quartet
9. Savoy Blip aka Jacquet and No Vest - Illinois Jacquet
10. Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker Septet

11. Orinthology - Charlie Parker Septet
12. Wake Up Old Maid - Numa Lee Davis w/Russell jaquet & his Yellow Jackets
13. Blues A La Russ - Russell Jacquet & His Yellow Jackets
14. I'm Sharp When I Hit The Coast - Joe Turner
15. Relaxin' At Camarillo - Charlie Parker's New Stars
16. Rocks In My Bed - Joe Turner
17. Gassin' The Wig - Roy Porter & His Orchestra
18. You're My Thrill - Mary Ann McCall w/Phil Moore Orchestra
19. I hadn't Anyone Till You - Mary AnnMcCall w/Phil Moore ORchestra
20. I Surrender Dear - Erroll Garner Trio
Disc. 2
1.Blues'N'Bells - Lester Young Sextet
2. Central Avenue Hop - Dee Williams Sextette
3. Outlandish - Harold Land
4. Swingin' On Savoy - Harold Land
5. San Diego Bounce - Harold Land
6. I'll Never Smile Again - James Von Streeter
7. The Man I love - Erroll Garner Trio
8. Moon Mist - Ike Carpenter Orchestra
9. After All - Ike Carpenter Orchestra
10. Take The 'A' Train - Ike Carpenter Orchestra
11. Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis & His Orchestra/Little Ester & The Robins
12. Head Hunter - Big Jay McNeely/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra

13. I'll Ask My Heart - Linda Hopkins/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
14. The Turkey Hop, Part 2 - The Robins/Johnny Otis & His Orchestra
15. Sad Deeling - Helen Humes w/Marshall Royal & His Orchestra
16. He May Be Yours - Helen Humes w/Marshall Royal & His Orchestra
17. Wedding Boogie - Johnnie Otis & His Orchestra/Little Estjer. Mel Walker & Lee Graves
18. Rockin'Blues - Johnny Otis Orchestra/Mel Walker
19. Move - Red Norvo Trio
20. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Hampton Hawes Trio
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