Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 1: Early Years of a Genius, 44–48

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Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 1: Early Years of a Genius, 44-48
Earl Bud Powell Vol. 1 - Early Years of a Genius, 44-48 (album cover).jpg
Compilation album by Bud Powell
Released 1989
Recorded 1944-48
Genre Jazz
Label Mythic Sound
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 1: Early Years of a Genius, 44–48 is the first of eleven albums of Bud Powell material released by Francis Paudras on his Mythic Sound label. It features a selection of Powell's early work from 1944 to 1948.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Introduction by Canada Lee
  2. "West End Blues" (King Oliver)
  3. "Perdido" [incomplete] (Juan Tizol)
  4. "When My Baby Left Me" [incomplete] (Eddie Vinson, Cootie Williams)
  5. "Royal Garden Blues" (Spencer Williams, Clarence Williams) – 3:17
  6. "Roll 'Em" (Cootie Williams) – 2:54
  7. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander) – 2:49
  8. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 2:34
  9. "Smack Me" (a.k.a. "You Talk a Little Trash" and "The Boppers") (Cootie Williams) – 3:07
  10. "Air Mail Special" (a.k.a. "Good Enough to Keep") (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy)
  11. "One O'Clock Jump" [incomplete] (Count Basie)
  12. Introduction by Leonard Feather
  13. "Perdido" (Tizol)
  14. "Indiana" (James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald)


Tracks 1-2. The Canada Lee Show, New York, July 4, 1944

Tracks 3-5. Radio broadcast from the Apollo Theater or the Savoy Ballroom, New York, ca. January–May, 1944
Tracks 6-11. AFRS "Jubilee" Broadcast, NBC Studios, Hollywood, May 1, 1944

Tracks 12-14. Radio broadcast from the Royal Roost, New York, December 19, 1948


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Early Years of a Genius (1944-1948) - Bud Powell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (Mythic Sound MS 6001-1)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-08-16.