JAZZING THE MOON:
A HARLEM RENAISSANCE PLAYLIST
I’m Just Wild About Harry
By Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle, from the 1921 musical Shuffle Along. Recorded 1922.
By James P. Johnson, from the 1923 musical Runnin’ Wild. Recorded 1925.
By Thomas A. Dorsey & Richard M. Jones
Performed by Joe "King" Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, featuring Louis Armstrong. Recorded 1923.
St. Louis Blues
By W.C. Handy
Sung by Bessie Smith. Featuring Louis Armstrong on cornet. Recorded 1925.
Shake That Thing
Sung by Ethel Waters. Pearl Wright on piano. Recorded 1925.
Black Bottom Stomp
By Jelly Roll Morton
Performed by Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers. Recorded 1926.
Creole Love Call
Written and performed by Duke Ellington & Adelaide Hall. Recorded 1927.
Empty Bed Blues
By J.C. Johnson
Sung by Bessie Smith. Recorded 1928.
How Much Can I Stand?
Sung by Gladys Bentley. Recorded 1928.
West End Blues
By Joe "King" Oliver
Performed by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five. Recorded 1928.
Gimme a Pigfoot
Music and lyrics by Wesley Wilson
Sung by Bessie Smith. Recorded 1933.