Swing! Greatest Hits [RCA Victor]

Tracks: 16, total time: 48:59, year: 1949, genre: big-band and swing

Culled from the RCA Records vaults, Swing’s Greatest Hits is a 15-track, budget-priced collection that contains many of the best-known songs of the big-band and swing era, including cuts by Benny Goodman (“Life Goes to a Party,” “Body and Soul,” “King Porter Stomp”), Artie Shaw (“Begin the Beguine”), Count Basie (“Moten Swing”), Tommy Dorsey (“Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round,” “Song of India”), Billie Holiday (“Any Old Time”), Roy Eldridge (“Swing is Here”), Jimmie Lunceford (“Swinging’ Uptown”) and Glenn Miller (“Sunrise Serenade,” “In the Mood”). Although it’s far from a definitive collection, it does contain many of the most familiar swing tunes. In many cases, these are the original hit versions of those tunes, so that makes the disc worth its budget price. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

S/N Time Song Title
1. 3:06 Goodman, Harry James, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Benny / Life Goes to a Party
2. 3:27 Count Basie, Bennie Moten / Moten Swing
3. 3:24 Dorsey Tommy & His Orchestra, / The Music Goes ‘Round and Around
4. 3:27 Barnet Charlie& His Orchestra, / Cherokee
5. 3:26 Miller Glenn & His Orchestra, / Sunrise Serenade
6. 3:14 Shaw Artie , Billie Holiday, & His Orchestra / Any Old Time
7. 3:31 Sour Robert , Frank Eyton Teddy Wilson, Goodman Group, Benny Goodman Trio / Body and Soul
8. 2:58 Eldridge, Roy Gene Krupa / Swing Is Here
9. 2:51 Hampton Lionel & His Orchestra / I’m in the Mood for Swing
10. 3:17 Goodman Benny& His Orchestra / Stompin’ at the Savoy
11. 3:13 Dorsey Tommy & His Orchestra / Song of India
12. 3:34 Miller Glenn & His Orchestra / In the Mood
13. 2:41 Lunceford Jimmie & His Orchestra / Swingin’ Uptown
14. 3:17 Shaw Artie & His Orchestra / Begin the Beguine
15. 3:09 Goodman Benny & His Orchestra / King Porter Stomp
16. 0:28 + / +