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Tyrone's Record and Phonograph Page
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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://
Fred Hall
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
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
WGBH Jazz Decadeshttp://audio.wgbh.org/otherWaysToListen/jazzDecades.asx
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Monday 27, 2017

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Grant Green W Ike Quebec Count Every Star 1961
Ike Quebec (ts-1) added, Sonny Clark (p) Grant Green (g) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d)
Blue Note BLP4098 MP3
Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy All The Jive Is Gone 1936
Harry Lawson, Paul King, Earl Thompson (tp) Ted Donnelly, Henry Wells (tb) John Harrington (cl,as,bar) John Williams (as,bar) Dick Wilson (ts) Mary Lou Williams (p,arr) Ted Robinson (g) Booker Collins (b) Ben Thigpen (d) Pha Terrell (vcl)
60862-A Decca 744 MP3
Rex Stewart's Big Eight Tain't Like That 1945
Rex Stewart (cnt) Lawrence Brown (tb) Al Sears (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Eddie Heywood (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Junior Raglin (b) Keg Purnell (d)
560-4B Capitol 48014 MP3
Charles Brown Trio You Gave Me Everything But Love 1949
Charles Brown-p-v, Herman ''Tiny'' Mitchell-g, Eddie Williams-b
RR-671-3 Aladdin  MP3
Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra Keep Me Close To You 1949
Frank Royal, Andrew Wood, Calvin Strickland, Willis Nelson (tp) Julius Watson, Donald Cole, Steve Pulliam (tb) Joe O'Laughlin (as) Harold ''Geezil'' Minerve (as,vcl) David Van Dyke, Purvis Henson (ts) Teddy ''Cherokee'' Conyers (bar) Buddy Johnson (p,vcl) Bernie MacKay (g) Leon Spann (b) Emmanuel Simms (d) Ella Johnson, Arthur Prysock (vcl)
75629 Decca 24996 MP3
Lester Young & Oscar Peterson There Will Never Be Another You (Duplicate) 1952
Lester Young (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (sb), J.C. Heard (dm)
894-1 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy But It Didn't Mean A Thing 1938
Harry Lawson, Clarence Trice, Earl Thompson (tp) Ted Donnelly, Henry Wells (tb) John Harrington (cl,as,bar) John Williams (as,bar) Earl Miller (as) Dick Wilson (ts) Mary Lou Williams (p) Ted Robinson (g) Booker Collins (b) Ben Thigpen (d) Pha Terrell (vcl) Andy Kirk (dir)
64784-A Decca 2277 MP3
Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra Stranger In Paradise 1958 Decca SKL-4004 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Interviews Phil Woods Introduction 1956
Dizzy Gillespie (tp, ldr), Joe Gordon or Franco Corvin (tp), Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones (tp), Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Levitt (tb), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (sb), Charleie Persip (dm)
Official U.S. State Dept. Tour, live perf.
Consolidated Artists CAP933-935 MP3
Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra You Need Coachin' 1944
Oran ''Hot Lips'' Page-T/Voc, Don Byas-Ts, Earl Bostic/Benjamin ''Butch'' Hammond-As, Clyde Hart-P, Al Lucas-B, Jack Parker-D
A4815-1 Commodore 558 MP3
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Dry Bones 1940
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) Max Herman, Al King (tp) Ray Conniff, Floyd O'Brien (tb) Hank D'Amico (cl) Matty Matlock (cl,as,arr) Arthur ''Doc'' Rando (cl,as) Eddie Miller (ts,cl) Gil Rodin (ts,bar) Jess Stacy (p) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Bob Haggart (b,arr) Ray Bauduc (d) Bob Crosby (ldr) The Bob-O-Links (vcl)
DLA-2125-A Decca 3488 MP3
Al "Jazzbo" Collins Little Red Riding Hood 1953
Terry Gibbs (vib) Steve Allen (p) Mel Brown, Al Casey (g) Ron Brown (el-b) Hal Blaine, Paul Humphrey (d,perc)
90762 Impulse AS9150 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra Five O'clock Whistle 1940
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Dick Vance, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Taft Jordan (tp) George Matthews, Earl Hardy, John McConnell (tb) Chauncey Haughton, Pete Clark (cl,as) Teddy McRae (ts,bar) Sam Simmons (ts) Tommy Fulford (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Beverly Peer (b) Bill Beason (d)
68146-A Decca 3420 MP3
Lester Young's Interviews Debunking 1959
Lester Young, Francis Postif, Kansas Fields (talking)
Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Swing That Music 1936
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Leonard Davis, Gus Aiken, Louis Bacon (tp) Snub Mosley, Jimmy Archey (tb) Henry Jones, Charlie Holmes (as) Bingie Madison (cl,ts) Greely Walton (ts) Luis Russell (p) Lee Blair (g) Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d)
61108-A Decca 866 MP3
Nat Shilkret And Victor Orchestra I'm Crazy Over You 1929
vocal WR
50982-2 Victor 21976B MP3
Mary Lou Williams Trio Taurus 1945
Mary Lou Williams (p) Al Lucas (b) Jack Parker (d) or Mary Lou Williams (p) solo on (1)
ZO-2 Asch 620-1 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Lonesome Road - Part 2 1939
Andy Ferretti, Yank Lawson, Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Morrow, Elmer Smithers, Dave Jacobs (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur ''Skeets'' Herfurt, Babe Russin (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Bill Finegan (arr)
036842-1 Victor 26508 MP3
Lucky Millinder Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones 1946
John Bello, Harold "Money" Johnson, Archie Johnson, Leon Merian (tp) Alfred Cobbs, Gene Simon, Frank Mazzoli (tb) Burnie Peacock, Sammy Hopkins, George Nichols (as) Sam "The Man" Taylor (ts) Bull Moose Jackson (ts,vcl) Ernest Purce (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Bernie MacKay (g) Jerry Cox (b) Panama Francis (d) Annisteen Allen, Lucky Millinder, ens (vcl)
73561 Decca 24495 MP3
Wingy Manone And His Orchestra Heart Of Mine 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)
023415-1 Bluebird B-7622 MP3
Bunk Johnson's Original Superior Band Down By The Riverside 1942
Bunk Johnson (tp) Jim Robinson (tb) George Lewis (cl) Walter Decou (p) Lawrence Marrero (bj) Austin Young (b) Ernest Rogers (d)
MLB133 Jazz Man 8 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra There's A Cabin In The Pines 1933
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Ellis Whitlock, Zilner Randolph (tp) Keg Johnson (tb) Scoville Brown, George Oldham (cl,as) Budd Johnson (cl,ts) Charlie Beal (p) Big Mike McKendrick (bj,g) Bill Oldham (tu) Harry Dial (d)
75476-1 Victor 24335 MP3
Kay Starr Fool, Fool, Fool 1952 Capitol 2151 MP3
Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band Top Of The Town 1937
Ed Allen (cnt) Buster Bailey (cl) Prince Robinson (ts) Clarence Williams (p) Cyrus St. Clair (tu) Floyd Casey (wbd) Eva Taylor (vcl)
06850-1 Bluebird 6918 MP3
Swift Jewel Cowboys Memphis Blues 1939
Pee Wee Wamble (cnt) Lefty Ingram (cl) Jose Cortez (vln) Kokomo Crocker (accor) Slim Hall (g) Curty Noland (b)
MEM122 Vocalion 5188 MP3
Cleo Brown Pelican Stomp 1935
(p) solo
39531-A Decca 473 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra After You've Gone 1932
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Homer Hobson (tp) Fred Robinson (tb) Jimmy Strong (cl,ts) Bert Curry, Crawford Wethington (as) Carroll Dickerson (vln,cond) Gene Anderson (p) Mancy Carr (bj,g) Pete Briggs (tu) Zutty Singleton (d)
403454-B Columbia 2727D MP3
Betty Hall Jones Buddy Stay Off That Wine 1949
Betty Hall Jones (vcl,p) acc by Forrest Powell (tp) Maxwell Davis (ts) Mitchell "Tiny" Webb (g) Ralph "Chuck" Hamilton (b) Bob Harvey (d)
4760-1 Capitol 70046 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight It's My Turn Now 1937
Taft Jordan (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Louis Jordan (as) Teddy McRae (ts,bar) Tommy Fulford (p) Bobby Johnson (g) Beverly Peer (b) Chick Webb (d) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl)
62897-A Decca 2803 MP3
Feodor Chaliapin With With Jean Bazilewsky At The Piano. Rubinstein - The Prisoner 1934 2EA5705 Victor Red Seal 15236-B MP3

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