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A specially produced LP on Verve records (MGV 8230) in connection with CHAPTER 22 (The Anatomy of Improvisation) in­cludes ten of the actual improvised solos reproduced and analyzed in that CHAPTER.
Of the other musical examples in CHAPTER 22 Louis Armstrong's Muggles is available on Columbia ML54385; Jay Jay Johnsons Indiana Winter on RCA Victor; Jack Teagarden s Blue Funk on Jazztone J 1278; Benny Goodmans Slipped Disc on Columbia GL 500; and Charlie Christian's Up On Teddys Hill on Esoteric ES-548.
Decca DXF 140, a four-volume album entitled The Encyclo­pedia of Jazz On Records, features the work of most of the im­portant soloists, bands, arrangers and singers mentioned in CHAPTERs 6 through 21. The four volumes are also available separately under the titles Jazz of the Twenties (Decca DL 8398); Jazz of the Thirties (DL 8399); Jazz of the Forties (DL 8400) and Jazz of the Fifties (DL 8401).
Riverside SDP 11, a five-volume album entitled History of Classic Jazz, includes records transferred from player piano rolls of early ragtime as well as many other examples of very early jazz styles, together with a long New Orleans-oriented analysis of origins by Charles Edward Smith.
An index to available recordings by most of the artists men­tioned in CHAPTERs 6 through 21 can be found alphabetically under their biographies in The Encyclopedia of Jazz and The Encyclopedia Yearbook of Jazz.