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Alice Faye I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm 1937
Alice Faye (vcl) acc by Cy Feuer And His Orchestra
LA1242 Brunswick 7821 MP3
Ina Ray Hutton And Melodears How About Tomorrow Night 1934
Ina Ray Hutton-Dir/V, Kay Walsh/Estella Slavin/Elvira Rohl-T, Ruth McMurray/Althea Heuman-Tb, Ruth Bradley-Cl/As/V, Betty Sticht/Helen Ruth/Audrey Hall-Cl/As/Ts, Jerrine Hyde/Mirriam Greenfield-P, Helen Baker-G, Marie Lebz-Sb, Lil Singer-D
83377-1 Victor 24692 MP3
Ray Ventura And His Orchestra Un Sourire En Chantant (With A Smile And A Song) 1938
Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, Andre Cornille (tp) Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyre (tb) Max Blanc, John Arslanian, Andre Lluis (as) Alix Combelle, Adrien Mareze (ts) Bob Vaz (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Louis Vola (b) Maurice Chaillou (d) Coco Aslan (tymp) Andre Dassary (vcl) Ray Ventura (dir)
CPT-3836-1 Pathe 1476 MP3
Cootie Williams And His Orchestra Wrong Neighborhood 1946
Cootie Williams (tp, vcl), Bob Merrill (tp, vcl), E. V. Perry, Otis Gamble, Billy Ford (tp), Clarence "Gene" Redd (tp, vbs -1)), Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, Julius "Hawkshaw" Watson (tb), Rupert Cole, Daniel Williams (as), Chuck Clarke, Edwin Johnson (ts), Bob Ashton (bari), Arnold Jarvis (p), Pee Wee Tinney (g), Norman Keenan (b), Butch Ballard (d)
965-2 Capitol 289 MP3
University Six Beale Street Blues 1926
Chelsea Quealey (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Bobby Davis (cl,sop,as) Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus) Irving Brodsky (p,arr) Tommy Felline (bj) Herb Weil (d,kazoo)
143222-3 Harmony 414-H MP3
The Virginians Gee, But I Hate to Go Home Alone 1922
Henry Busse, Tommy Gott (cnt) Sam Lewis (tb) Ross Gorman (cl,b-cl,as,dir) Hale Byers (as,fl) Ferde Grofe (p,arr) Mike Pingitore (bj) Jack Barsby (tu) Harold McDonald (d) Sometimes chimes and cymbal can be heard and these instruments may have been played by the artists and repertoire man Eddie King (chimes,cymbals)
26918-7 Victor 18965 MP3
Mckinney's Cotton Pickers Baby, Won't You Please Corne Home ? 1930
George "Buddy" Lee (tp,arr) Joe Smith (cnt) Langston Curl (tp) Ed Cuffee (tb) Don Redman (cl,sop,as,arr) Jimmy Dudley (cl,as) George Thomas (cl,ts,vcl) Prince Robinson (cl,ts) Don Redman (cl) Todd Rhodes (p) Dave Wilborn (bj,vcl) Ralph Escudero (tu) Cuba Austin (glockenspiel) Cuba Austin (d)
64003-3 Victor 22511 MP3
Harry Roy And His Orchestra Sugarfoot Stomp 1937
Tom Porter, Alf Horton, Bert Wilton (tp) Jack Collins, Dick Boothroyd (tb) Harry Roy (cl,as,ts,vcl,dir) Nat Temple (cl,as) Harry Goss, Joe Arbiter, Abe Romaine (cl,ts,bar) Stanley Black, Norman White (p) Tommy Venn (g) Maurice Sterndale (vln) Len Harrison (b) Ray Ellington (d) Sid Phillips (arr)
CE-8814-1 Decca 2752 MP3
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra Prelude To A Kiss 1938
Cootie Williams (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Harry Carney (bar), Duke Ellington (p), Billy Taylor (sb), Sonny Greer (d) Mary McHugh (vcl)
M-887-1 Vocalion/Okeh 4386 MP3
Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra Arkansas 1944
Charlie Spivak, Danny Vanelli, Iggy Greco, Dick Haas (tp) Frank D'Annolfo, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Bill Forman (tb) Sal Pace, Charles Russo (as) Frank Ludwig, Don Raffell (ts) Henry Haupt (bar) Lionel Prouting (p) Kenny Whiting (g) Bob Casey (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Irene Daye (vcl)
VP481 V-Disc 182 MP3
Turk Murphy's Jazz Band London Blues 1953
Bob Short (cnt,tp) Turk Murphy (tb) Bob Helm (cl) Wally Rose (p) Dick Lammi (bj) Fred Crews (tu)
C049913 Columbia CL559 MP3
Charlie Parker All Stars Bluebird 1947
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Duke Jordan (p) Tommy Potter (b) Max Roach (d)
D831-3 Savoy 307 MP3
Lester Young I'm In The Mood For Love 1954
Jesse Drake (tp), Lester Young (ts), Gildo Mahones (p), John Ore (sb), Connie Kay (dm)
2113-1 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Les Brown And Doris Day You Won't Be Satisfied 1945
Bob Higgins, Carl Berg, Vern Rowe, Jimmy Zito (tp) Kenny Meisel, Dick Noel, Dick Gould, Stumpy Brown (tb) Les Brown (cl,as,arr) Butch Stone (bar) George Weidler, Mark Douglas (as) Ted Nash (ts) Nick Riviello (ts,ss,bar) Geoff Clarkson (p) Hy White (g) Bob Leininger (b) Dick Shanahan (d) Doris Day (vcl)
CO35391-1 Columbia 36884 MP3
Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 1939
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) George Brunies (tb,vcl) Rod Cless (cl) Bernie Billings (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Bob Casey (b) Don Carter (d)
BS043376-1 RCA Victor 40-0139-B MP3
Quintet Du Hot Club De France Oiseaux Des Iles 1940
Alix Combelle, Hubert Rostaing (cl,ts) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Francis Luca (b) Pierre Fouad (d)
OSW156-1 Swing (F)103 MP3
Eddie Davis And His Quintet Lockjaw 1946
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Argonne Thornton (p) [aka Sadik Hakim (p) ] Bill de Arango (g) Gene Ramey (b) Denzil Best (d)
H-1920 Haven 800 MP3
Andy Sannella & His Orchestra I Beg Your Pardon, Mademoiselle 1932 Hit Of The Week  MP3
Red Norvo Sextet Sunrise Blues 1957
Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Ben Webster (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Jimmy Rowles (p) Bob Carter (b) Bill Douglass (d)
H2JB249 RCA LPM1449 MP3
Gus Arnheim And His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra Love Is A Dream 1933
68422-2 Victor 24234 MP3
Dick Robertson And His Orchestra Sweet Rosie O'Grady (waltz) 1937
Dick Robertson (vcl) acc by Bobby Hackett (cnt) Johnny Carlson (tp) Buddy Morrow (tb) Don Watt (cl) Frank Froeba (p) Frank Victor (g) Haig Stephens (b) Stan King (d)
62701-A Decca 1758 MP3
Oscar Aleman Para Mi Eres Divina date? missing  MP3
Emilio Caceres Trio What's The Use ? 1937
Ernie Caceres (cl,bar) Emilio Caceres (vln) Johnny Gomez (g)
015752-1 Victor 25719 MP3
Bessie Smith There'll Be A Hot Time In Old Town Tonight 1927
Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Joe Smith (cnt) Jimmy Harrison (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj)
143570-2 Columbia 14219-D MP3
Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra Just You, Just Me 1934
Albert Snaer, Sylvester Lewis, Ovie Alston (tp) Fernando Arbello, Fred Norman (tb) Edmond Hall (as,bar,cl) Gene Johnson (as,cl) Bobby Sands (ts) Claude Hopkins (p) Walter Jones (g) Henry Turner (b) Pete Jacobs (d) Orlando Roberson (vcl)
38670-A Decca 185 MP3
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Hawkins Barrel House 1943
Bill Coleman (tp) Andy Fitzgerald (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Ellis Larkins (p) Al Casey (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shelly Manne (d)
T1907 Signature 28102 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Come And Get It 1941
Fats Waller (p,vcl) John Hamilton, Bobby Williams, Herman Autrey (tp) George Wilson, Ray Hogan (tb) Jimmy Powell, Dave McRae (as) Gene Sedric, Bob Carroll (ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
061335-1 Bluebird B-11262 MP3
Sammy Davis Jr. Something's Gotta Give (Orchestra Of Sy Oliver) 1955 Decca 29484 MP3
Louis Armstrong Canal Street Blues 1957
Louis Armstrong, Yank Lawson (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), George Barnes (g), Squire Gersh (sb), Barrett Deems (dm), Bob Haggart (arr, cond)
101490 Mosaic MD6-146 MP3
Coon-Sanders' Original Nighthawk Orchestra Tennessee Lazy 1929
Joe Richolson, Bob Pope (tp) Rex Downing (tb) Harold Thiell, John Thiell (cl,as) Elmer Krebs (tu) Joe Sanders (p,vcl) unknown 2nd piano Dewey Birge (bj,g) Floyd Estep (as) Russ Stout (bj)Carlton Coon (d,vcl)
48880-2 Victor 21939 MP3

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