Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952

Sonny Stitt

Stitts Bits The Bebop Recordings 1949 1952
  • CAT # PRCD3-30043-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Afternoon In Paris (Take 1) 3:03
    2. Afternoon In Paris (Take 2) 3:03
    3. Elora (Take 1) 3:10
    4. Elora (Take 2) 3:10
    5. Teapot (Take 1) 2:43
    6. Teapot (Take 2) 3:01
    7. Blue Mode (Take 1) 3:45
    8. Blue Mode (Take 2) 2:49
    9. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm 2:57
    10. Sonny Side 2:21
    11. Bud's Blues 3:34
    12. Sunset 2:47
    13. Strike Up The Band 3:26
    14. Strike Up The Band (Alternate Take) 2:53
    15. I Want To Be Happy 7:39
    16. Taking A Chance On Love 5:15
    17. Fine And Dandy (Take 1) 2:39
    18. Fine And Dandy (Take 2) 2:38
    19. Avalon 8:37
    20. Later 3:00
    21. Ain't Misbehavin' 2:40
    22. Mean To Me 4:34
    23. Stairway To The Stars 3:17
    24. Bye Bye 3:00
    25. Let It Be 3:06
    DISC TWO  
    1. Blues Up And Down (Take 1) 1:30
    2. Blues Up And Down (Take 2) 1:30
    3. Blues Up And Down (Take 3) 1:30
    4. You Can Depend On Me (Take 1) 3:22
    5. You Can Depend On Me (Take 2) 3:22
    6. Touch Of The Blues 3:08
    7. Dumb Woman Blues 2:48
    8. Chabootie 6:53
    9. Who Threw The Sleeping Pills In Rip Van Winkle's Coffee? 2:30
    10. Walkin' 3:00
    11. Easy Glide 2:56
    12. Count Every Star 4:58
    13. Nice Work If You Can Get It 2:48
    14. There Will Never Be Another You 5:00
    15. Blazin' 3:15
    16. Back In Your Own Backyard 3:12
    17. Sweet Jennie Lou 2:35
    18. La Vie En Rose 3:00
    19. Seven Eleven 2:53
    20. To Think You've Chosen Me 3:11
    21. After You've Gone 2:38
    22. Our Very Own 3:05
    23. S'Wonderful 6:41
    24. Stringin' The Jug 5:00
    25. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) 2:49
    DISC THREE  
    1. Jeepers Creepers 3:48
    2. Imagination 3:25
    3. Cherokee 4:49
    4. 'Round About 1 A.M. 3:01
    5. Jug 2:48
    6. Wow 2:52
    7. Blue And Sentimental 3:03
    8. Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away) 2:45
    9. Can't We Be Friends 2:41
    10. New Blues Up And Down 5:15
    11. The Thrill Of Your Kiss 2:50
    12. If The Moon Turns Green 2:52
    13. P.S. I Love You 3:00
    14. This Can't Be Love 5:37
    15. Down With It 2:29
    16. For The Fat Man 2:49
    17. Splinter 2:35
    18. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) 3:45
    19. Undecided 5:29
    20. (It Will Have To Do) Until The Real Thing Comes Along 4:42
    21. Because Of Rain 2:46
    22. Charmaine 2:58
    23. Cool Mambo 2:40
    24. Sonny Sounds 2:29
    25. Blue Mambo 2:25
    26. Stitt's It 2:35

A 3-CD box set spotlighting one of the great founders of BeBop, the multi-talented Sonny Stitt. His blazing, beautiful playing of alto, tenor AND baritone saxophone collected within this special collection is not to be missed! Features the complete Prestige BeBop recordings from 1949-1952 on three digitally remastered CDs and Includes previously unreleased material! Also includes liner notes by noted jazz historian and graphic novelist Harvey Pekar of “American Splendor” fame. Features special guest artists GENE AMMONS, J.J. JOHNSON, DUKE JORDAN, DUKE JORDAN, BUD POWELL, MAX ROACH, TEDDY WILLIAMS and more!

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