Sunday, February 20, 2022

VA - Je n'aime toujours pas le jazz, mais ça j'aime bien ! [2013] 4 x CD's



VA - Je n'aime toujours pas le jazz, mais ça j'aime bien ! [2013] 4 x CD's

This is a pleasant enough compilation of 'safe' music--don't expect cutting edge experimental stuff. Lots of good artists on here, including some historically important people to some moderns. One might quibble about some selections (Blood, Sweat & Tears?? Henry Mancini? And I would bet this compilation is the only one which includes both Billie Holiday and Doris Day). (Amazon)


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Track lists


01 Louis Armstrong I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You 3:15

02 Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra Mood Indigo 3:07

03 Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra with Count Basie Moten Swing 3:25

04 Billie Holiday Easy Living 3:04

05 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra Don't Be That Way 3:20

06 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Begin the Beguine 3:15

07 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra Tuxedo Junction 3:29

08 Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra Cherokee 3:21

09 Cab Calloway Jumpin Jive 2:49

10 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra Hot Mallets 2:15

11 Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra Things Ain't What They Used to Be 3:38

12 Lena Horne with Lou Bring and His Orchestra Stormy Weather 3:22

13 Frank Sinatra Night and Day 3:04

14 Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin' 3:59

15 Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra Night in Tunisia (interlude) 3:05

16 Art Tatum Out of Nowhere 2:51

17 Django Reinhardt Minor Swing 2:50

18 Count Basie & His Orchestra Bill's Mill 2:40

19 Rose Murphy Honeysuckle Rose 2:53

20 Sarah Vaughan Summertime 3:17

21 Count Basie Octet Tootie 2:47


01 Roy Eldridge Une petite laitue 3:18

02 Sidney Bechet & Claude Luter Dans les rues d'antibes 3:27

03 Chet Baker I'm Thru With Love 2:40

04 Mary Lou Williams Perdido 2:54

05 Lee Konitz I'll Remember April 4:13

06 Clifford Brown Quartet Blue and Brown 3:10

07 Jimmy Raney Quartet Pennies From Heaven 3:18

08 Gerry Mulligan Makin' Whoopee 3:30

09 Red Norvo Roses of Picardy 3:39

10 Lalo Schifrin Mambop 2:54

11 Coleman Hawkins with Billy Byers & His Orchestra Body and Soul 4:52

12 Erroll Garner Moonglow 5:29

13 Lou Levy Trio Baubles, Bangles & Beads 4:16

14 Tony Bennett Let There Be Love 2:05

15 Miles Davis Milestones 5:45

16 Billie Holiday I'm a Fool to Want You 3:25

17 Ray Bryant Trio Little Susie 4:46

18 Charles Mingus Self-Portrait in Three Colors 3:08

19 Dave Brubeck Quartet Three to Get Ready 5:23


01 Barney Wilen Blue n Boogie 4:23

02 Henry Mancini & His Orchestra Lujon 2:40

03 Helen Merrill Night and Day 3:05

04 Henry Mancini & His Orchestra and Chorus Breakfast at Tiffany's 2:48

05 Paul Desmond Like Someone in Love 4:12

06 Doris Day & André Previn with The André Previn Trio Close Your Eyes 3:11

07 Gerry Mulligan Capricious 5:46

08 Miles Davis Once Upon a Summertime 3:25

09 Martial Solal I Got Rhythm 2:47

10 André Previn, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown & Shelly Manne I Know You Oh So Well 2:56

11 Sonny Rollins Don't Stop the Carnival 6:09

12 Bob Brookmeyer Jive Hoot 4:42

13 Charlie Byrd The Girl From Ipanema 2:48

14 Aretha Franklin Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home 2:16

15 Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) 3:02

16 Hugo Montenegro Theme From 'The Fox' 2:17

17 Guy Lafitte Jamaica 2:48

18 Blood, Sweat & Tears Spinning Wheel 4:07

19 Thelonious Monk Consecutive Seconds 2:42

20 Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra Summer Samba 3:32


01 Stéphane Grappelli Let's Fall in Love 4:13

02 Bill Evans The Two Lonely People 6:13

03 Keith Jarrett The Magician in You 6:54

04 Nina Simone Here Comes the Sun 3:35

05 Gil Evans Orchestra Angel 4:11

06 Ella Fitzgerald & Ellis Larkins Nice Work If You Can Get It 2:21

07 Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man 6:30

08 Chet Baker With a Song in My Heart 4:06

09 Weather Report Teen Town 2:52

10 Stan Getz feat. João Gilberto Aguas de Marco 4:41

11 John McLaughlin My Foolish Heart 3:26

12 Miles Davis U 'n' I 5:55

13 Charlie Parker Laura 3:42

14 Paolo Fresu Que reste t'il de nos amours 4:29

15 Eliane Elias Call Me 4:09




  1. Got to shake your head at some of these Amazon Reviewers: "And I would bet this compilation is the only one which includes both Billie Holiday and Doris Day"

    Really?! I'll take that bet! lol

    Thanks Butterboy!

    1. Hi MrDave.
      The world is a beautiful place.
      Enjoy the set.


  2. Lots of good people on this set, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Bob Mac,
      It is somehow a very enjoyable listen.
      There is more to this set than meets the eyes.


  3. Fine comp! One of those to cheer you up!!!
    Thanks a lot Butterboy for this! I'm really enjoying it!

  4. Billie Holiday singing Uriah Heep?? Easy Living? Get out of here!!
    Great comp, Jeremy

  5. Thanks!
    that's like "Ich mag keine Klassik, aber das gefällt mir!"

  6. No question here, it's Jazz. Compilations ideal for my car radio... And the cover, the drawing of Sempé is Super!
    Thanks again BB.

    1. Thanks Patrick.
      It's a great cover... enjoy the music in your car.


  7. wonderful stuff and thank you for this and many other cerebellum dissolving posts. there is only one track on this that i immediately had to send to the trash. there are few singers that can make me want to take a sledgehammer to the radio but dc thomas is number one on that tiny roll of intolerance. have you have ever heard the bs&t version of sympathy for the devil? ..... i do keep a copy of that because it is hysterically funny. when he sings "pleased to meecha!" i immediately picture jimmy durante.

      Thank you for your coment and personal observations.
      Only 1 track out of 75 tracks, that is good to me.
      I hope I can continue to offer material that makes you think about music.


  8. The title could translate as: I (still) do not like jazz, but this I do.