A Generation Ago Today

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A Generation Ago Today
Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1967
Recorded December 16 & 20, 1966, January 31, 1967 and March 28, 1967
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor
Kenny Burrell chronology
Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas
A Generation Ago Today
Ode to 52nd Street

A Generation Ago Today is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring standards associated with the Benny Goodman Sextet and Charlie Christian recorded in 1966 and 1967 and released on the Verve label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating "the now-obscure set has been out-of-print for quite awhile [sic] but the music is excellent".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "As Long as I Live" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
  2. "Wholly Cats" (Benny Goodman)
  3. "A Smooth One" (Goodman)
  4. "I Surrender Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
  5. "If I Had You" (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
  6. "Poor Butterfly" (John Golden, Raymond Hubbell)
  7. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
  8. "Rose Room" (Art Hickman, Harry Williams)



  1. ^ All About Jazz Kenny Burrell discography accessed August 3, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed August 3, 2012