Interesting list from *Jazz Standards on Record, 1900-1942 : A Core Repertory*

Joined: 7:37 AM - Mar 18, 2018

4:48 PM - Jun 09, 2018 #1

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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Joined: 12:00 AM - Jan 01, 1970

5:46 PM - Jun 09, 2018 #2

Clearly, the list is obsolete. 55 recordings of Star Dust? More than 1000 in Lor'd discography.
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Joined: 7:37 AM - Mar 18, 2018

6:14 PM - Jun 09, 2018 #3

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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