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Rex Stewart And His Orchestra Feeling Fine 1947
Rex Stewart (cnt) Sandy Williams (tb) John Harris (cl,as) Vernon Story (ts) Don Gais (p) Fred Emerlin (b) Ted Curry (d)
ST 2203-1 Blue Star 67 MP3
Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra Sunrise Serenade 1939
Bobby Hackett (cnt,arr) Sterling Bose, Jack Thompson (tp) Brad Gowans (v-tb,arr) George Troup (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Louis Colombo (as) Bernie Billings (ts) Ernie Caceres (bar) Dave Bowman (p) Eddie Condon (g) Sid Jacobs (b) Don Carter (d) Buck Ram (arr)
WM-1019-A Voc/OKeh 4806 MP3
Lucky Millinder With Mills Blue Rhythm Band Blue Rhythm Fantasy 1937
Charlie Shavers, Carl Warwick, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Sandy Watson, Wilbur DeParis (tb) Tab Smith (as,sop) Eddie Williams (cl,as,bar) Ronald Haynes, Harry Arnold (ts) Billy Kyle (p) Danny Barker (g) Johnny Williams (b) Lester Nichols (d,vib) Chuck Richards (vcl) Lucky Millinder (vcl,dir) Chappie Willett (arr)
M-1-2 Variety 503 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra How Come You Do Me Like You Do ? 1924
Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as,sop) Don Redman (cl,as,oboe,arr) Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
5728-1 Banner 1445 MP3
Carmen Cavallaro And His Orchestra Meet Mr Callaghan 1952 83229 Decca 28373 MP3
Earl Hines Tosca's Dance 1964
Earl Hines (p) solo
Contact CS-2 MP3
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Fall Out 1957
Paul Desmond (as), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Joe Benjamin (sb), Dave Bailey (dm)
21323 Verve MGV8246 MP3
Paul Quinchette And His Orchestra I'll Always Be In Love With You 1952
Paul Quinichette (ts) Count Basie (org) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Gus Johnson (d)
YB4820 Mercury 8272 MP3
Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra Sorry And Blue 1926
Fuzzy Farrar, Ray Lodwig (tp) Spiegle Willcox, Bill Rank (tb) Doc Ryker, Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Don Murray (cl,as,ts,bar) Joe Venuti (vln) Lou Longo (p) Howdy Quicksell (bj) Steve Brown (b) Chauncey Morehouse (d) Frank Bessinger (vcl)
34392-2 Victor 19962 MP3
Buck Clayton Sextet Who's Sorry Now? 1949
Buck Clayton, Merrill Stepter (tp) Don Byas (ts) Charlie Lewis (p) Georges Hadjo (b) Wallace Bishop (d)
RJS902-3 Royal Jazz 720 MP3
Billy Eckstine Out In The Cold Again 1947
Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by 24 piece orchestra with strings, Hugo Winterhalter (cond)
47S263-6 MGM 11073A MP3
Rex Stewart And His Sydney Six On The Sunny Side Of The Street 1949
Rex Stewart (cnt) Frank Smith (as,cl) Clare Bail (ts) Jack Allen (p) Don Andrews (g) Reg Robinson (b) Frank Marcy (d)
MX31317 Wilco 0-106 MP3
Louis Armstrong And The All Stars Tiger Rag 1958
Louis Armstrong (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Mort Herbert (b) Danny Barcelona (d)
Monterey Jazz Festival MJFR-30311 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Come Rain Or Come Shine 1956
Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Bill Graham (as) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl)
20148-8 Verve MGV-2016 MP3
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra I'm Through With Love 1945
Vic Dickenson (tb) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Allen Reuss (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Denzil Best (d)
586-3 Capitol 10036 MP3
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Naturally 1938 23491 Bluebird 7645 MP3
Pete Johnson Pete's Blues (no 2) 1939
Pete Johnson (p) solo
R-131 Solo Art 12010 MP3
Clarence Williams' Blue Five Shreveport Blues 1923
Tom Morris (cnt) John Mayfield (tb) Sidney Bechet (sop) Clarence Williams (p) Buddy Christian (bj)
72040-B OKeh 40006 MP3
J.J. Johnson Sextet Feat. Clifford Brown Get Happy (Alt. Take) 1953
Clifford Brown (tp), J.J. Johnson (tb), Jimmy Heath (ts), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (sb), Kenny Clarke (dm)
BN508-1 Blue Note BST84428 MP3
The Rampart Street Paraders A Ghost Of A Chance 1954
Clyde Hurley (tp) Abe Lincoln (tb) Matty Matlock (cl) Eddie Miller (ts) Joe Rushton (bassax) Stan Wrightsman (p) George Van Eps (g) Phil Stephens (b) Nick Fatool (d)
RHCO10975 Columbia CL648 MP3
Ethel Waters Acc By J.C. Heard's Orchestra Man Wanted 1946
Ethel Waters (vcl) acc by George Treadwell (tp) Dickie Harris (tb) Ray Perry (as) Reggie Beane (p) Mary Osborne (g) Al McKibbon (b) J.C. Heard (d)
W3527 Continental 10007 MP3
Dud Bascomb And His Orchestra Not Bad Bascomb 1946
Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb (tp) Dave McRae (as) Franz Jackson (ts) James Woodie (p) Arthur Mitchell (b) Teddy Lee (d)
1882 Sonora 103 MP3
Chick Webb And His Orchestra Everybody Step 1938
Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (sb), Chick Webb (dm, ldr) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl)
63936-A Decca 1894 MP3
Milt Herth Trio Copenhagen 1938
Milt Herth (org) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p,cel) O'Neil Spencer (d)
63564-A Decca 1966 MP3
Wingy Manone And His Orchestra Let's Break The Good News 1938
Wingy Manone (tp,vcl) Brad Gowans (v-tb) Al Kavich (cl,as) Wilder Chase (p) Bobby Bennett (g) Sid Jacobs (b) Danny Alvin (d)
023416-1 Bluebird B-7633 MP3
Nat King Cole Quintet (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d)
15792-3 Capitol EAP3/EBF2/W-782 MP3
Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra You Always Hurt The One You Love 1944
Charlie Spivak (tp,ldr) Danny Vanelli, Phil Belzer, Bernard Seeck (tp) Herbie Harper, Rusty Nichols, Vernon Whitney, James Williams (tb) Sal Pace, Charles Russo (as) Frank Ludwig, Mickey Sabol (ts) Henry Haupt (bar) Al Nicolace (p) Lenny Mirabella (g) Jack Jacobson (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Jimmy Saunders (vcl)
V-Disc 315 MP3
Slim And Slam Humpty Dumpty 1938
Slim Gaillard (g,vcl) Slam Stewart (b,vcl) acc by Sam Allen (p) Pompey Guts Dobson (d)
23167-3 Vocalion 4461 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Eli Eli 1941
Ziggy Elman, Al Stearns, Chuck Peterson, Jimmy Blake (tp) George Arus, Dave Jacobs, Walter Mercurio (tb) Fred Stulce, Manny Gershman (as) Heinie Beau, Don Lodice, Bruce Snyder (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Axel Stordahl (arr) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr)
067789-1 Victor 27597 MP3
Joe Haymes And His Orchestra Gotta Go 1933
Pee Wee Erwin, Roy Wager (tp) Ward Silloway (tb) Mike Doty (cl,as,vcl) Dan d'Andrea (cl,as,vln) Toots Mondello (as) Paul Ricci (cl,ts) Paul Mitchell (p) Chris Fletcher (g) John Scott (b) Charlie Bush (d)
76724-1 Bluebird B5116 MP3

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