We’ve compiled a playlist of the jazz/swing/big band numbers mentioned in Emancipation Day, along with the artists who recorded each song during the era in the book. Enjoy!

  • Always – Guy Lombardo
  • Autumn Leaves – Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Moon – Mel Tormé
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Andrews Sisters
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
  • Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree – Glenn Miller
  • Down Where the Swanee River Flows – Al Jolson
  • I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holliday
  • I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – Tommy Dorsey
  • I’m In the Mood for Love – Louis Armstrong
  • In the Mood – Glenn Miller
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
  • Moonlight Serenade – Frank Sinatra
  • People Will Say We’re In Love – Frank Sinatra
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Paul Whiteman
  • St. James Infirmary Blues – Louis Armstrong
  • That Old Black Magic – Frank Sinatra
  • You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It) – Al Jolson
  • You Stepped Out of a Dream – Nat King Cole

The book also references the following legendary musicians, who are definitely worth a listen.

  • Benny Goodman
  • Billy Eckstine
  • Bix Beiderbecke
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Duke Ellington

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