Paddlin' Madelin' Home. Poor Little Rich Girl. Sleepy Time Gal. Sometimes I'm Happy. Song Of The Vagabonds. Sweet Georgia Brown. Why Do I Love You? Yes Sir!
That's My Baby. Baby Face. Bad Luck Blues. Birth Of The Blues, The. Black Bottom Stomp. Black Snake Moan. Blue Room, The. Bye Bye Blackbird. Deed I Do. Do Do Do. Goin' Places. Good Morning, Blues. Hot Mustard. I Know That You Know. It All Depends On You. Jungle Blues. Mexicali Rose. Mountain Greenery. Muskrat Ramble. One Alone.
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Arkansas Road Blues. Blue Ghost Blues. Blue Skies. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man. Cow Cow Blues. Dope Head Blues. Early Morning Blues. East St. Louis Toodle-oo. Eddie's Twister. Honky Tonk Train Blues. In A Mist. Laziest Gal In Town, The. Make Believe. Me And My Shadow. Dreyer, D. Mean To Me.
Furry's Blues. My Clinch Mountain Home. My Heart Stood Still. Ol' Man River. Pickin' My Way. Pinetop's Blues. Potato Head Blues. S Wonderful. Side By Side. Strike Up The Band.
Thou Swell. Varsity Drag, The. Where Or When. Wildwood Flower. Worried Man Blues. Alabama Song Whisky Bar. Basin Street Blues. Big Road Blues. Big Rock Candy Mountain. Button Up Your Overcoat. Candy Man Blues. Canned Heat Blues. Cannon Ball Blues. Crazy Rhythm. Occasionally, Hines allowed another pianist sit in for him, the better to allow him to conduct the whole "Organization". Each summer, Hines toured with his whole band for three months, including through the South — the first black big band to do so.
We couldn't eat when we wanted to. We had to eat when they were ready for us. In , Earl Hines and his Orchestra "were the first big Negro band to travel extensively through the South". Hines referred to it as an "invasion" rather than a "tour".
Between a bomb exploding under their bandstage in Alabama " For the most part, any contact with whites, even fans, was viewed as dangerous. Finding places to eat or stay overnight entailed a constant struggle. In Hines provided the saxophonist Charlie Parker with his big break, until Parker was fired for his "time-keeping" — by which Hines meant his inability to show up on time, despite Parker's resorting to sleeping under the band stage in his attempts to be punctual.
Several members of Hines's band were drafted into the armed forces in World War II — a major problem. As a result, on August 19, , Hines had to cancel the rest of his Southern tour. Despite these wartime difficulties, Hines took his bands on tour from coast to coast  but was still able to take time out from his own band to front the Duke Ellington Orchestra in when Ellington fell ill.
It was during this time and especially during the recording ban during the —44 musicians' strike that late-night jam sessions with members of Hines's band's sowed the seeds for the emerging new style in jazz, bebop.
Ellington later said that "the seeds of bop were in Earl Hines's piano style". The Earl Hines Orchestra of had been infiltrated by the jazz revolutionaries. Each section had its cell of insurgents. The band's sonority bristled with flatted fifths, off triplets and other material of the new sound scheme.
Fellow bandleaders of a more conservative bent warned Hines that he had recruited much too well and was sitting on a powder keg. As early as , saxophone player and arranger Budd Johnson had "re-written the book"  for the Hines' band in a more modern style. Johnson and Billy Eckstine , Hines vocalist between and , have been credited with helping to bring modern players into the Hines band in the transition between swing and bebop.
People talk about the Hines band being 'the incubator of bop' and the leading exponents of that music ended up in the Hines band. But people also have the erroneous impression that the music was new. It was not. The music evolved from what went before. It was the same basic music.
The difference was in how you got from here to here to here The links to bebop remained close. Parker's discographer, among others,  has argued that " Yardbird Suite ", which Parker recorded with Miles Davis in March , was in fact based on Hines' "Rosetta", which nightly served as the Hines band theme-tune. Dizzy Gillespie described the Hines band, saying, "We had a beautiful, beautiful band with Earl Hines.
He's a master and you learn a lot from him, self-discipline and organization. In July , Hines suffered serious head injuries in a car crash near Houston which, despite an operation, affected his eyesight for the rest of his life. It was not without its strains for Hines.
A year later, Armstrong became the first jazz musician to appear on the cover of Time magazine on February 21, Armstrong was by then on his way to becoming an American icon, leaving Hines to feel he was being used only as a sideman in comparison to his old friend. Armstrong said of the difficulties, mainly over billing, "Hines and his ego, ego, ego Next, back as leader again, Hines took his own small combos around the United States.
In , he toured his then seven-piece group nationwide with the Harlem Globetrotters. In he broadcast on the American Forces Network but by the start of the jazz-lean s and old enough to retire,  Hines settled "home" in Oakland , California, with his wife and two young daughters, opened a tobacconist's, and came close to giving up the profession.
Then, in , thanks to Stanley Dance , his determined friend and unofficial manager, Hines was "suddenly rediscovered" following a series of recitals at the Little Theatre in New York, which Dance had cajoled him into.
They were the first piano recitals Hines had ever given; they caused a sensation. Down Beat also elected him the world's "No. Jazz Journal awarded his LPs of the year first and second in its overall poll and first, second and third in its piano category. But the most highly regarded recordings of this period are his solo performances, "a whole orchestra by himself". Hines will be sixty-seven this year and his style has become involuted, rococo , and subtle to the point of elusiveness.
It unfolds in orchestral layers and it demands intense listening. Despite the sheer mass of notes he now uses, his playing is never fatty. Hines may go along like this in a medium tempo blues. He will play the first two choruses softly and out of tempo, unreeling placid chords that safely hold the kernel of the melody. By the third chorus, he will have slid into a steady but implied beat and raised his volume.
Then, using steady tenths in his left hand, he will stamp out a whole chorus of right-hand chords in between beats. He will vault into the upper register in the next chorus and wind through irregularly placed notes, while his left hand plays descending, on-the-beat, chords that pass through a forest of harmonic changes. There are so many push-me, pull-you contrasts going on in such a chorus that it is impossible to grasp it one time through.
In the next chorus—bang! Then he will throw in several fast descending two-fingered glissandos , go abruptly into an arrhythmic swirl of chords and short, broken, runs and, as abruptly as he began it all, ease into an interlude of relaxed chords and poling single notes. But these choruses, which may be followed by eight or ten more before Hines has finished what he has to say, are irresistible in other ways.
Each is a complete creation in itself, and yet each is lashed tightly to the next. Solo tributes to Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael , Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter were all put on record in the s, sometimes on the legged Steinway given to him in by Scott Newhall , the managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
In , when he was in his seventies, Hines recorded sixteen LPs. Within the industry, he became legendary for going into a studio and coming out an hour and a half later having recorded an unplanned solo LP. Limelight Records. Reunion in Brussels. Red Baron. Blues in Thirds. Black Lion. Live: Aalborg Denmark The Grand Terrace Band. Paris Session. Ducretet Thompson.
Hines Shines. At the Village Vanguard. Hines Black and Blue. The New Earl Hines Trio. Here Comes Earl "Fatha" Hines. Blues So Low. Once Upon a Time. Spontaneous Explorations. Life with Fatha. New World Records. Fatha Blows Best. A Night at Johnnie's. Jazz Heritage: Rhythm Sundae Hines Rhythm.
Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues. Earl Hines at Home. The Quintessential Recording Session. At the Party. Earl Hines and Maxine Sullivan. Born December 28, in Duquesne, PA. Died April 23, in Oakland, CA. Genre Jazz.
A Jumpin' Something. Earl Hines. Primary Artist. Dirty Old Man. Jimmy Smith. Coleman Hawkins. By Request. Beegie Adair. King of Swing, Vol. Benny Goodman. Masters of Music: Essential Original Albums.
Sidney Bechet. The Decca Singles Louis Armstrong. The Genius, Vol. Ray Charles. The Classic Albums Collection: Lester Young. The Many Faces of Karin Krog. Karin Krog. The Prestige Collection: Gene Ammons. American Tunes. Allen Toussaint. Harlem's Harmful Little Armful. Jimmy Witherspoon. Live on the Small Screen. Original Album Series. Esther Phillips. Piano Genius at Work. The Long Shadow of the Little Giant. Tubby Hayes. A Child Is Born.
Georgie Fame. Composer, Piano, Primary Artist. Brenda Lee. Fatha . Mark Murphy. Ry Cooder. Boston Dave Van Ronk. Earl Hines 'Live' at the Apex Club For Joe. Frank Potenza. Lisa Hilton. Hagar's Song. Hard Working Man.
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Nat King Cole. All-Time Greatest Jazz Ballads. Countrypolitan Duets. Anna Wilson. Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. Piano, Primary Artist. Legendary Sidney Bechet: Petite Fleur. Live at the Supper Club: Peggy Lee. Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz. Music and Painters. Bobby Hackett. The Armstrong Box. Composer, Piano. The Complete American Masters Papa Bue Jensen.
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Early Meets Harry. Vocals, Piano, Primary Artist. Jazz for All Ages. Bob Masteller. Jazz from the Vaults. Left Hand of God. Legendary Broadcasts. Guest Artist, Piano.
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