We at the Jazz-On-Line website are dedicated to the preservation of the Jazz music of the early twentieth century. Many of these recordings were made on fragile, 78-RPM, shellac discs and exist only in the collections of some contributors to this website.

1930's and 1940's Swing Era music programs by Bud Pearson
The Swing Era 

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Jazzbites radio
Just Jazz
The Duke Ellington Chronicle
Blues World Auctions
Jan's 78-toeren Pakhuis
Le guide de la musique
Tyrone's Record and Phonograph Page
VJM'S Jazz & Blues Mart
Mark Berresford Rare Records

Internet Radio
Bill's Swing era music links (open to public) Install VLC (Free): http://www.videolan.org/ Then enter the URLs in VLC to access these streams.

Big Blue Swinghttp://
Fred Hall
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
Swingstreet Radiohttp://
Swiss Internet Radiohttp://www.swissradio.ch/streams/6054.m3u
UK 1940's Jazzhttp://radio3.citrus3.com:2199/tunein/1940sradiostation.asx
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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September 24, 2023


Ida Cox (1869-1967)
King Oliver (1885-1936)
Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941)
Leadbelly (1885-1949)
Kid Ory (1886-1973)
Bunk Johnson (1889-1949)
Lonnie Johnson (1889-1970)
Paul Whiteman (1890-1967)
Johnny Dodds (1892-1940)
Blind Lemon Jefferson (1893-1929)
Big Bill Broonzy (1893-1958)
Bertha Chippie Hill (1894-1950)
Jimmy Yancey (1894-1951)
Bessie Smith (1895-1937)
Jimmie Noone (1895-1944)
Fletcher Henderson (1898-1952)
Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
Don Redman (1900-1964)
George Lewis (1900-1968)
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Chick Webb (1902-1939)
Jimmie Lunceford (1902-1947)
Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931)
Tommy Dorsey (1903-1956)
Fats Waller (1904-1943)
Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957)
Pete Johnson (1904-1967)
Count Basie (1904-1984)
Meade Lux Lewis (1905-1964)
Albert Ammons (1907-1949)

Mildred Bailey (1907-1951)
Cab Calloway (1907-1994)
Benny Goodman (1909-1986)
Django Reinhardt (1910-1953)
Artie Shaw (1910-2005)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (1911-1986 & 1915-1996)
Mahalia Jackson (1912-1972)
Woody Herman (1913-1987)
Charlie Barnet (1913-1991)
Lionel Hampton (1913-2002)
Kenny Clarke (1914-1985)
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
Muddy Waters (1915-1983)
Harry James (1916-1983)
Thelonious Monk (1917-1982)
Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
Art Blakey (1919-1990)
Charlie Christian (1919-1942)
Lennie Tristano (1919-1978)
Dave Brubeck (1920-2012)
New Orleans Rhythm Kings (1920------)
Charlie Parker (1920-1955)
Oscar Pettiford (1922-1960)
Fats Navarro (1923-1950)
J J Johnson (1924-2001)
Bud Powell (1924-1966)
Oscar Peterson (1925-2007)
Max Roach (1925-2007)
Miles Davis (1926-1991)
Casa Loma Orchestra (1927-1963)
Stan Getz (1927-1991)

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