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Jazzbites radio
www.billieholiday78rpm.nl
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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
Jazzmasters
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Mark Berresford Rare Records

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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://209.236.126.18:8002
Fred Hall http://198.178.123.2:9116
KCEAhttp://streaming.rubinbroadcasting.com/kcea
KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
Swingstreet Radiohttp://198.178.123.17:11312/listen.pls
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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King Oliver You're Just My Type 1930
King Oliver (tp) prob. Dave Nelson (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) Bobby Holmes (cl,ts) Hilton Jefferson, Glyn Paque (cl,as) prob. Henry Duncan (p) Arthur Taylor (bj) Clinton Walker (tu) Freddie Moore (d) Carroll Dickerson (dir)
BVE59527-1 Victor V38124 MP3
Joe Bushkin They Can't Take That Away From Me 1964
Joe Bushkin (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Milt Hinton (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
Reprise R6119 MP3
FLAC
Dinah Washington Acc. By Fred Norman Orchestra Forgotten 1960
Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by orchestra, Belford C. Hendricks (arr) Fred Norman (cond)
20184 Mercury MG20604 MP3
Les Elgart And His Orchestra Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) 1950's
Les Elgart (tp,ldr) rest unknown
Columbia CL-619 MP3
Billy Butterfield's Orchestra My Ideal 1956
Billy Butterfield (tpt solos) Bernie Glow, Tony Faso, Jimmy Nottingham (tpts) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tbns) Boomie Richman, Danny Bank, Toots Mondello, Nick Caiazza (saxes) Hank D' Amico (cl)Jack Lesberg (b) Mickey Carrano (p) Dottie Smith (vocal, if any)
G2JP-9757-4 RCA Victor LPM-1441 MP3
Mckinney's Cotton Pickers Come A Little Closer 1930
Clarence Ross, George ''Buddy'' Lee (cnt) Langston Curl (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb,vcl) Ed Cuffee (tb) James Dudley (cl,as) Don Redman (cl,as,arr) Edward Inge, Jimmy Dudley (cl,as) Prince Robinson (cl,ts) Todd Rhodes (p) Dave Wilborn (g) Ralph Escudero (tu) Cuba Austin (d)
64058-2 Victor 23035 MP3
Max Roach Drum Conversation 1953
(dm-solo)
Concert ''Massey Hall'' Toronto, Canada
Debut DEB198 MP3
Blossom Dearie Once Upon A Summertime 1958
Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Mundell Lowe (g) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d)
22464-7 Verve MGV2111 MP3
George Chisholm And His Jive Five Let's Go 1938
Tommy McQuater (cnt) George Chisholm (tb) Benny Winestone (cl,ts) Eddie Macauley (p) Tiny Winters (b) Dudley Barber (d)
DR-2985-1 Decca (E)DDV5013/14 MP3
Erroll Garner Trio Cologne 1950
Erroll Garner (p) John Simmons (b) Harold Doc West (d)
1258 Mercury SRW-16134 MP3
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra Tenderly 1952
Johnny Hodges (as) Leroy Lovett (p) Barney Richmond (b) Joe Marshall (d)
760-4 Clef 89000 MP3
Gus Viseur Et Son Orchestre Daydé Crazy Blues 1941
Andre Lluis (cl) Gus Viseur (accor) Etienne ''Sarane'' Ferret, Jean ''Matelo'' Ferret (g) Maurice Speileux (b)
OSW-203-1 Swing 116B MP3
Joe Kennedy And His Orchestra You Can Depend On Me 1935
Joe Lube, t, Jimmy Bruton, as-ts, cl, Joe Kennedy, p, ldr, v, Carl, g, sb, d
94517 Bluebird 6245 MP3
Erroll Garner Trio How High The Moon 1950
Erroll Garner (p) John Simmons (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
CO 44425 Columbia 39145 MP3
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies My Honey's Lovin' Arms 1930
Red Nichols, Charlie Teagarden, Wingy Manone (tp) Glenn Miller (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Babe Russin (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Art Miller (b) Gene Krupa (d)
E-35618-A Brunswick 6012 MP3
The Original Memphis Five I Never Miss The Sunshine 1923
Phil Napoleon (tp) Charlie Panelli (tb) Jimmy Lytell (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Jack Roth (d) George White (vcl)
70081 Pathe Act 020939 MP3
Les Paul And Mary Ford Amukiriki (The Lord Willing) 1955 Capitol 3248 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Where The Dreamy Wabash Flows 1924
Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (cnt) Charlie Green (tb) Don Redman (cl,as) poss ?(as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,cl,bassax,bar) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
5561-1 Banner 1388 MP3
Bill Evans Trio Waltz For Debby 1961
Bill Evans (P), Scott LaFaro (B), Paul Motian (D).
Evening set 2
Take 1 Riverside OJC CD210-2 MP3
Art Gillham Crying Again 1926
Art Gillham (p,vcl)
W141826 Columbia 771-D MP3
Fats Waller, His Rhythm And Orchestra In The Gloamin' 1938
Fats Waller (p) Herman Autrey, John Hamilton, Nathaniel Williams (tp) George Robinson, John ''Shorty'' Haughton (tb) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) William Alsop, Jimmy Powell, Fred Skerritt (as) Lonnie Simmons (ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
022429-2 Victor 25847 MP3
Bobby Hackett And His Orchestra Pennies From Heaven 1945
Bobby Hackett (tp) Vernon Brown (tb) Joe Dixon (cl) Dean Kincaide (bar) Dave Bowman (p) Carl Kress (g) Bob Haggart (b) George Wettling (d)
MR101 Melrose 1401 MP3
Charlie Kunz Medley: Rose Marie, Indian Love Call, The Girl Friend 1950
Charlie Kunz (p)
Decca F.9573 B MP3
FLAC
Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band Ory's Creole Trombone 1945
Mutt Carey (tp) Kid Ory (tb) Darnell Howard (cl) Buster Wilson (p) Bud Scott (bj) Ed Garland (b) Minor Hall (d)
CRE1025 Crescent 6 MP3
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra Rose Marie 1924 30832-4 Victor 19461 MP3
Les McCann Back At The Chicken Shack 1963
Les McCann (p) Joe Pass (g) Paul Chambers (b) Paul Humphrey (d)
Pacific Jazz PJ78 MP3
Art Shaw And His Orchestra The Japanese Sandman 1936
Willis Kelly (tp) Mark Bennett (tb) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Tony Zimmers (ts) Fulton McGrath (p) Wes Vaughan (g,vcl) Louis Klayman, Julius Schachter (vln) Sam Persoff (viola) James Oderich (cello) Hank Wayland (b) Sam Weiss (d)
B-19434-2 Vocalion 4465 MP3
Glen Gray And His Casa Loma Orchestra For You 1956
Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock (tp) Si Zentner, Joe Howard, Walter Benson (tb) Murray McEachern (ts,as) Gus Bivona (cl,as) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (as) Ted Nash, Babe Russin (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Ray Sherman (p) George Van Eps (g) Mike Rubin (b) Nick Fatool (d) Kenny Sargent (arr)
15624 Capitol W747 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald Acc By Marty Paich's DekTette As Long As I Live 1958
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Don Fagerquist, Al Porcino (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb,ts) Vince DeRosa (fhr) John Kitzmiller (tu) Bud Shank (as) Bill Holman (ts) Med Flory (bar) Lou Levy (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Mel Lewis (d) Marty Paich (arr,cond)
22571-3 Verve MGV4021 MP3
Joan Warner Acc By Willie Lewis And His Orchestra Mon Proces 1936
Joan Warner (vcl) Bobby Martin (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Frank ''Big Boy'' Goodie (cl,ts) Willie Lewis (as,dir) Joe Hayman (as,ts,bar) George Johnson (as) Herman Chittison (p) John Mitchell (g) Louis Vola (b) Ted Fields (d)
CPT2614-1 Pathe PA887 MP3

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