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Vanita Smythe in The Swingtime Collection: Vol. 1

The Swingtime Collection: Vol. 1: Half-Past Jump Time!

2009 NR

Featuring legendary artists like Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, this restored first volume of classic jazz, jump and jive performances celebrates the groundbreaking sounds of a bygone swing era. Selections include Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five's "Fuzzy Wuzzy" and "Five Guys Named Moe," Dorothy Dandridge's "Cow Cow Boogie," the Lionel Hampton Orchestra's "Ding Dong Baby" and Vanita Smythe's "Short & Squatty."