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Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday December 5th, 2012 with Bruce Walton
The ten most-recorded songs in jazz history

Presented in descending (or ascending, if you want) order, #10 to #1. #10 recorded 1387 times; #1, 2132 times. Those numbers demonstrate these tunes' popularity over time, as does the fact that I have at least 85 versions of these ten songs, without having specifically collected them. Based on Tom Lord's The Jazz Discography -
Autumn Leaves
Mickey Baker - The Wildest Guitar (1959)
Autumn Leaves
Zoot Sims & Al Cohn - Either Way ( 1961)
My Funny Valentine
Denny Christianson Big Band feat. Pepper Adams - Suite Mingus (1986) Canadian
All The Things You Are (Feb. 1945)
Dizzy Gillespie Sextet - Odyssey 1945-1952
Sweet Georgia Brown
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Boogie Woogie String-Along For Real (1978)
Autorickshaw - Four Higher (2004) Canadian
Round Midnight
Sun Ra & Hs Astro-Infinity Arkestra - Sound Sun Pleasure!! (1959)
Take The A Train
Duke Ellington - The Complete Standard Transcriptions, 1941
Take The A Train
Betty Roche - Take The A Train (1956)
Summertime (1962)
Ray Barretto - Latin Jazz (Putumayo)
St. Louis Blues (Chicago April 1933)
Louis Armstrong - The Great Tomato Blues Package
Body & Soul (1939)
Coleman Hawkins - Best
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Hi Bruce, I like the show

8:26 PM, December 5th, 2012
Bruce Walton (host)
Thanks - glad you're enjoying.

8:42 PM, December 5th, 2012
Great show .... I had a chance to see RR Kirk in the 70s and I didn't make the show. I still regret it ....

9:03 PM, December 5th, 2012
Bruce Walton (host)
and I could have seen Frank Zappa & the original Mothers of Invention at the NAC in 1968, and didn't - now THAT'S a wasted youth.

1:01 PM, December 6th, 2012
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