Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I just made some big additions to my classroom iPod. I've been wanting some jazz, but wasn't really sure what to put on there. (You bloggers were no help at all.) Fortunately, iTunes offers a series of iTunes essentials where they offer a 3-5 cd compilation set within a certain genre. I went through and hand-picked 8 jazz greats. Thank goodness they allow me to perview a song.

I know you are just dying to hear what I bought. Well, I'm going to tell you.
  • Cantalope Island by Majestic King Funk
  • Take Five by Dave Brubeck
  • So What by Miles Davis
  • Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Killer Joe by Art Farmer & Benny Golson
  • It Don't Mean a Thing by Duke Ellington

I also downloaded Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway, but after I listened to it I realized that hoochie coochie and coker were not lyrics I want in the classroom. Too bad too because it is a wicked rocking song.

If any of you dirty dogs have any suggestions, please let me know.


Granny said...

The kids will LOVE "Rhode Island Is Famous For You" by Blossom Dearie. It's VERY punny.Also fun is Fats Waller's "Your Feet's Too Big." Chubby Checker does a good version of the song, too.

Granny said...

Now you've got me humming the Blossom Dearie son. "Pencils come from pencilvania..."

Also: "What's New At The Zoo" with Mel Torme and Margaret Whiting.

Granny said...

Sorry...that's sonG, not son. Geezer moment.

Granny said...

Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World."

Granny said...

OK, one more and then I'll quit.

"Now You Has Jazz" with Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby.

Jon said...

What no Coltrane or Monk or both together?

Coltrane's A Love Supreme is excellent.

And if you want to funk up the jazz a little bit I would recommend Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters (he has some traditional jazz stuff that is good too).

Jack said...

Thanks Granny and Jon. Got them all.