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Anita O'Day With Buddy Bregman's Orchestra No Moon At All 1955
Anita O'Day (vcl) acc by Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d)
2564-10 Verve MGV-2000 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Trouble In Mind 1937
Clarence Willard, Kermit Simmons (tp) Neal Reid (tb) Joe Bishop (fhr) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Murray Williams, Don Watt (as) Saxie Mansfield, Bruce Wilkins (ts) Nick Hupfer (vln) Horace Diaz (p) or Norman Sherman (p) Chick Reeves (g) Walter Yoder (b) Frank Carlson (d)
62152-A Decca 1307 MP3
Frank "Big Boy" Goodie St. Louis Blues 1935
Frank "Big Boy" Goudie (tp,cl) acc by Stephane Grappelli (p) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Sigismond Beck (b) Jerry Mengo (d)
P77469 Ultraphone AP1527 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra If My Heart Could Only Talk 1937
Bunny Berigan, Steve Lipkins, Joe Bauer, Bob Cusumano (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Les Jenkins, Artie Foster (tb) Joe Dixon (cl,as) Fred Stulce (as) Clyde Rounds (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Dick Jones (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Jack Leonard (vcl)
03899-1 Victor 25508 MP3
Don Byas Moonlight In Vermont 1963
Don Byas (ts) Bent Axen (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) William Schiopffe (d)
Polydor 623.251 MP3
Blue Steele And His Orchestra Washington And Lee Swing 1928
Sam Goble, Goof Morrison (tp) Ole Hoel (euph) John Langley (cl,as) Kenny Sargent (cl,as,bar,vcl) Pete Schmidt (cl,ts) Sol Lewis (p) Ted Delmarter (bj,g) Marvin Longfellow (tu,arr) Henry Cody (d) Bob Nolan (vcl) chorus (vcl)
41892-3 Vic 21262 MP3
George Wettling's Dixielanders (Jazz Band) Collier's Climb (Key Changin' Blues) 1951
Wild Bill Davison (cnt) Jimmy Archey (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Joe Sullivan (p) Eddie Condon (g) Bob Casey (b) George Wettling (d)
CO 45154-1 Columbia 39497 MP3
Ted Fio Rito's Orchestra When The Organ Played At Twilight 1930
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito) - Lew White (org)
Hit Of The Week 1105 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Octet Robbins In Your Hair 1946
Joe Wilder (tp) Jackie Kelso (cl) Bobby Plater (as) Arnett Cobb (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Joe Comfort (el-b) Curley Hamner (d)
L4304 Decca 23792 MP3
George Wallington Trios Love Beat 1952
George Wallington (P), Charles Mingus (B), Max Roach (D),
351 OJC CD1754-2 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra The Moment I Met You 1945
Paul McCoy, Mickey Mangano, George Seaburg (tp) Charlie Shavers (tp,vcl) Tommy Dorsey, Al Esposito, Tex Satterwaite, Bill Siegel (tb) Buddy DeFranco (cl,as) Sid Cooper (as,arr) Babe Fresk, Nick Caiazza (ts) John Potoker (p) Sam Herman (g) Sid Bloch (b) Buddy Rich (d) Sentimentalists (vcl)
D5VB689 Victor 20-1761 MP3
Graeme Bell's Dixieland Band Bloody Recording Blues 1944
Roger Bell (cnt,vcl) Harold Broadbent (tb) Don "Pixie" Roberts (cl,ts) Graeme Bell (p) Jack Varney (bj,g) Jim Buchan (b) Bill Lobb (d)
M-24 VJazz 007 MP3
Stuff Smith 'S Wonderful 1959
Stuff Smith (vln) Shirley Horn (p) Lewis Packer (b) Harry T. Saunders (d)
26471-3 Verve MGV8339 MP3
Mezz Mezzrow And His Orchestra Hot Club Stomp 1937
Sy Oliver (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Happy Caldwell (ts) Sonny White (p) Bernard Addison (g) Pops Foster (b) Jimmy Crawford (d) Edgar Sampson (arr)
010571-1 Victor 25612 MP3
Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d)
15790-4 Capitol EAP2/EBF1/W-782 MP3
Claude Hopkins And His Orchestra California, Here I Come 1933
Albert Snaer, Sylvester Lewis, Ovie Alston (tp) Fred Norman, Fernando Arbello (tb) Edmond Hall (cl,as,bar) Gene Johnson (as) Bobby Sands (ts) Claude Hopkins (p) Walter Jones (bj,g) Henry Turner (tu) Pete Jacobs (d)
152354-1 Columbia 2741-D MP3
Dinah Washington Easy Living 1955
acc. by Clark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Paul Quinichette (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Wynton Kelly (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Keter Betts (sb), Jimmy Cobb (dm), Quincy Jones (arr, dir)
11406 EmArcy MG20928 MP3
John Kirby And His Orchestra 9:20 Special 1945
Emmett Berry (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) George Johnson (as) Budd Johnson (ts) Ram Ramirez (p) John Kirby (b) Bill Beason (d)
765 Asch 357-1 MP3
Cliff Edwards It's Only A Paper Moon 1933
Cliff Edwards (vcl,uke,kazoo) acc by Dick McDonough (g)
14143-3 Vocalion 2587 MP3
Ambrose And His Orchestra Ah ! Sweet Mystery Of Life 1939
Tommy McQuater, Max Goldberg, Archie Graig (tp) Les Carew, George Chisholm (tb) Joe Crossman (cl,as) Joe Jeanette (cl,as,fl) Billy Amstell (cl,ts) Bert Read (p,arr) Ivor Mairants (g) Tiny Winters (b) Max Bacon (d) Jack Simpson (tymp,xyl)
Eclipse ECM2044 MP3
Jazz At The Flamingo Soho Blues 1956
Ronnie Scott (ts) Harry Klein (bar) Terry Shannon (p) Lennie Bush (b) Tony Crombie (d)
VOG940 Tempo TAP5 MP3
Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy Walkin' And Swingin' 1936
Harry Lawson, Paul King (tp) Earl Thompson (tp,arr) 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)
60852-A MCA (F)510121 MP3
Nellie Lutcher And Her Rhythm He Sends Me 1947
Nellie Lutcher (p,vcl) Hurley Ramey (g) Truck Parham (b) Alvin Burroughs (d)
3051 Capitol 15064 MP3
The King Cole Trio Can You Look Me In The Eyes 1946
Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b)
1275-2 Capitol 418 MP3
Sam Donahue and his Orchestra Flo Flo 1941
Andy Blaine, Harry Gozzard, Peter Abramo, Mitch Paul (tp) Kenny Meisel, Tak Takvorian, Dick LeFave (tb) Bill Nichol, John Forys (as) Sam Donahue, Max Kriseman, Paul Petrilla (ts) Wayne Herdell (p) John Jordan (g) Nick Manley, Harry Peterson (b) Harold Hahn (d) Ralph Burns (arr)
068191-1 Bluebird B11479 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Buzz Me 1945
Idrees Sulieman (tp) [ Leonard Graham (tp) ] Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Freddie Simon (ts) William Austin (p) Al Morgan (b) Alex "Razz" Mitchell (d)
W72709-A Decca 18734 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Birmingham Bounce 1950
Benny Bailey, Duke Garrette, Ed Mullens, Leo Shepherd, Walter Williams (tp) Al Grey, Paul Lee, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wormick (tb) Bobby Plater, Jerome Richardson (as) Johnny Board, Lonnie Shaw, Curtis Lowe (ts) Ben Kynard (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Gus Domerette (p) Rudy Mason (g) Roy Johnson (b) Ellis Bartee (d)
76168 Coral 622422 MP3
Julia Lee Acc By The George E. Lee Orchestra Won't You Come On Over To My House ? 1929
Julia Lee (vcl) acc by Harold Knox (tp) Jimmy Jones (tb) Clarence Taylor (as) Budd Johnson (ts) Jesse Stone (p) Charles Russo (bj,g) Pete Woods (d) George E. Lee (dir)
KC603 Brunswick 4761 MP3
Mary Lou Williams Isabelle 1936
Mary Lou Williams (p) Booker Collins (b) Ben Thigpen (d)
60879-A Decca 1021 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Happy Go Lucky Local 1954
Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, George Jean (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Rick Henderson (as) Russell Procope (as,cl) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (d)
12309-4 Capitol T521 MP3

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