A list of the most recorded standards from 1900 to 1942. I'm not surprised that St. Louis Blues and Tiger Rag top the list but Dinah is a little higher and Body and Soul a little lower on the list than I might have expected. (That the list stops at 1942 is of course part of the explanation--while there was a flurry of early recordings of Body and Soul, it was only after Hawkins' 1939 recording that it became obligatory for every tenor saxophonist.)
https://archive.org/stream/bub_gb_EnArf ... 9/mode/2up
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As I said, the list deals specifically with the period 1900-1942. Subsequent recordings don't make it "obsolete" given that it's designed for one historical period (the 1942 recording ban being a convenient demarcation line used by Rust and many others).
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