Harlem ain\'t what it usta,pts 1 & 2 - Various Artists MP3/Flac








































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



part one



part two