HCHS Jazz Hits

Can you name the Jazz hit songs & albums?

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State song for a southern state/definitive version by Ray Charles in 1960 The Genius Hits the Road albumHoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
Song best remembered for recurring role in CasablancaHerman Hupfeld
Composed for 1939 Broadway musical Very Warm for May (which flopped)/great Ella Fitzgerald coverJerome Kern/lyrics by Hammerstein
Signature song for Duke Ellington and his orchestraBilly Strayhorn
Part spiritual, part lullaby written for Porgy and Bess/covered by Miles Davis, Paul McCartney, The Zombies, The Doors, and Janis Joplin (at Woodstock)George Gershwin
Jazz instrumental piece first released in 1959 on Mingus Ah Um/written as elegy for saxophonist Lester Young who wore namesake headgearCharles Mingus
1st purely instrumental jazz tune to break 1 million in single's sales/distincitve 5/4 time signaturePaul Desmond
1959 Miles Davis album considered by many the best jazz album of all time/quadruple platinum/recognized by US House of Rep's on 50 year anniversaryMiles Davis/Bill Evans may have written part or all of Blue in Green and Flamenco Sketches
Composed by Monk (at 18-19 years old)/retitled by Davis/possibly the most recorded jazz standardThelonius Monk
#1 hit composed by Carmichael w/lyrics by Parrish/definitive performance by Nat King ColeHoagy Carmichael/lyrics by Mitchell Parish

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