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Artist title m3u, Place (date) performers matrix label, record download
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Clarence Williams And His Orchestra Mama Stayed Out All Night Long 1933
Ed Allen (cnt,vcl) unknown cl, poss. Cecil Scott (cl) Clarence Williams (p) Floyd Casey (wbd,vcl) unknown b-d or tom tom
13545-1 Vocalion 25009 MP3
Shelly Manne Step Lightly 1959
Joe Gordon (tp), Richie Kamuca (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig (sb), Shelly Manne (dm)
live at the ''Black Hawk''
OJC CD657-2 MP3
King Oliver Every Tub 1927
King Oliver, Thomas "Tick" Gray (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Omer Simeon (cl,sop,as) Barney Bigard (ts) Luis Russell (p) Bud Scott (bj) Bert Cobb (tu) Paul Barbarin (d)
C-807 Vocalion 1114 MP3
Milt Herth Trio Copenhagen 1938
Milt Herth (org) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p,cel) O'Neil Spencer (d)
63564-A Decca 1966 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra What's New ? 1939
Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin, Corky Cornelius (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, Bruce Squires (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Buff Estes (as) Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Arnold Covey (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Louise Tobin (vcl
LA-1965-A Columbia 35211 MP3
Ted Weems And His Orchestra Doin' The Uptown Lowdown 1933
Art Weems, Andy Secrest (tp) Harry Turner (tb) Don Watt, Dick Cunliffe (cl,as,bar) Parker Gibbs (cl,ts,vcl) Red Ingle (cl,ts) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Jack O'Brien (p) Wes Vaughan (g) Country Washburne (tu,b) Ormand Downes (d) Ted Weems (ldr)
77075-1 Bluebird B5236 MP3
Django Reinhardt And His American Swing Band Are You In The Mood ? 1945
Herb Bass, Jerry Stephan, Robin Gould, Lonnie Wilfong (tp) Bill Decker, Don Gardner, Shelton Heath, John Kirkpatrick (tb) Jim Hayes (cl,as,) Joe Moser (as) Bernie Cavaliere, Bill Zickefoose (ts) Ken Lowther (bar) Larry Mann (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Bob Decker (b) Bill Bethel (d) Jack Platt (dir)
OSW411-1 Swing (F) 208 MP3
Billy Eckstine The Wildest Gal In Town 1947
Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by 24 piece orchestra with strings, Hugo Winterhalter (cond)
47S261-2 MGM 10069 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Baby Don't Be Mad At Me 1947
Emmett Berry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ed Lewis, Snooky Young (tp) Ted Donnelly, Bill Johnson, George Matthews, Dicky Wells (tb) Preston Love, Charlie "C.Q." Price (as) Paul Gonsalves, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jeanne Taylor (vcl)
D7VB2172-1 Victor 20-2948 MP3
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra Dardanella 1952
Ray Anthony, Marty White, Jack Laubach, Bruce Brukert, Dean Hinkle, Chris Griffin (tp) Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, Dick Reynolds (tb) Earl Bergman, Jim Schneider (clas,) Bob Hardaway, Bill Usselton (ts) Leo Anthony (bar,as) Fred Sarvise (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Bill Cronk (b) Archie Freeman (d) George Williams (arr)
9418 Capitol T-1371 MP3
Preston Jackson And His Uptown Band Yearning For Mandalay 1926
Shirley Clay (cnt) Preston Jackson (tb) Artie Starks (cl,as) George Reynolds (p) Frank Pasley (bj)
2648-2 Paramount 12411 MP3
Piron's New Orleans Orchestra Bright Star Blues 1924
Peter Bocage (tp) John Lindsay (tb) Lorenzo Tio, Jr. (cl,ts) Louis Warnecke (as) Armand J. Piron (vln,ldr) Steve Lewis (p) Charles Bocage (bj) Bob Ysaguirre (tu) Louis Cottrell (d)
81570-3 Columbia 99-D MP3
Sammy Price And His Texas Bluesicians Valetta 1941
Chester Boone (tp) Floyd Brady (tb) Don Stovall (as) Elmer "Skippy" Williams (ts) Sammy Price (p,vcl) Ernest Hill (b) Herbert Cowans (d)
69367-A Decca 8566 MP3
Abe Lyman And His California Orchestra Music Makes Me 1934
Abe Lyman (dir) Fred Ferguson, Horace Smith (tp) Orlando "Slim" Martin, Warren Smith (tb) Al Baker, Jim Welton (cl,as) Zip Keyes (cl,ts) Harry Podalsky, Dave Herman, Al Rickey (vln) Ted Dale (p) Teddy Powell (bj,g) Ed Landry (tu,b) or Jake Garcia (tu,b) Gary Gillis (d) trio (vcl)
B14684 Brunswick 6756 MP3
Ray Noble And His Orchestra Why Dream ? 1935
Al Bowlly (vo), Pee Wee Erwin, Charlie Spivak (tp), Glenn Miller, Will Bradley (tb), Johnny Mintz, Mike Doty or Jim Cannon, Milt Yaner (cl, as), Bud Freeman (ts), Nick Pisani, Fritz Prospero, Dan D'Andrea (vn), Claude Thornhill (p), George van Eps (g), Delmar Kaplan (sb), Bill Harty (dm), Ray Noble (dir)
92747-1 Victor 25104 MP3
Benny Goodman Quartet Dizzy Spells 1938
Benny Goodman (cl), Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Krupa (dm), Lionel Hampton (vib)
Columbia SL 160 MP3
Irving Aaronson And His Commanders Ya Gotta Know How to Love 1926
Mickey Bloom, Jimmy Taylor (tp) Cliff Stanley (tb) Phil Saxe (cl,ts,vln,vcl) Harold Saliers (as,bar,vcl) Herman Hyde (as,vln) Sal Cibelli (vln) Irving Aaronson (p,vcl) Ralph Napoli (bj) Mack Walker (tu) Stanley Johnston (d)
35516-10 Victor 20059 MP3
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five You're Next 1926
Louis Armstrong (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Johnny St. Cyr (bj)
9537-A OKeh 8299 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Tuesday At Ten 1941
Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis (tp) Dan Minor, Dicky Wells, Ed Cuffee (tb) Tab Smith (as,sop) Earl Warren (as,vcl) Don Byas, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (as,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Skippy Martin (arr)
29584-1 OKeh 6071 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Old Devil Moon 1947
Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Ed Badgley, Tony Anelli (tp) Clay Hervey, Dick Taylor, Emil Mazanec, Jack Zimmerman (tb) Harry Terrill, Charlie Kennedy (as) Buddy Wise, Mitch Melnick (ts) Jack Schwartz (bar) Buddy Neal (p) Bob Lesher (g) Bob Strahl (b) Gene Krupa (d,vcl) Joe Dale (d) Tom Berry, Carolyn Grey (vcl)
CO37307-1B Columbia 37270 MP3
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Blue Lou 1933
Eddie Mallory, Bill Dillard, Dick Clark (tp) J.C. Higginbotham, Keg Johnson, Fred Robinson (tb) Benny Carter (cl,as) Wayman Carver (as) Glyn Paque (as) Johnny Russell (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Lawrence "Larry" Lucie (g) Ernest Hill (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
265163-2 OKeh 41567 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Our Love Was Meant To Be 1937
Buck Clayton, Ed Lewis, Bobby Moore (tp) Eddie Durham, George Hunt, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as,bassax,vcl) Herschel Evans (ts) Lester Young (ts,cl) Jack Washington (alto,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Lloyd "Skippy" Martin (arr)
62512-A Decca 1446 MP3
Wardell Gray Quartet Light Gray [Dumpy] 1948
Wardell Gray (ts) Al Haig (p) Clyde Lombardi (b) Tiny Kahn (d)
C-126 Sittin' In With 533 MP3
Jerry Gray And His Orchestra Sitting By The Window 1949
John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, Dale "Mickey" McMickle (tp) Murray McEachern, Tommy Pederson, Hoyt Bohannon, Ed Kusby (tb) Wilbur Schwartz (cl,as) Jack Dumont (as) Ted Nash, Jules Jacobs (ts) John Rotella (bar,as) Jimmy Rowles (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Irv Cottler (d) Tony Gray (accor) Tommy Traynor (vcl)
L5234 Decca 24837 MP3
Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra Dippermouth Blues 1961
Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Joe Graves, Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey (tp) Milt Bernhart, Si Zentner, Joe Howard, Lew McCreary (tb) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Abe Most (cl,as) Plas Johnson, Babe Russin (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Ray Sherman (p) Jack Marshall (g) Mike Rubin (b) Irv Cottler (d)
Capitol ST1739 MP3
Hollywood Dance Orchestra (B. James) Papa's Mama's Blue (Cause Mama's Papa's Through) 1929
Irving Kaufman (vcl)
8603-2 Banner 6348-B MP3
Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra Laura 1945
Tommy Allison, Dale Pierce, Carl Berg, Alan Jeffries (tp) Jack Carmen, Trummy Young, Johnny Mandel (tb) Johnny Bothwell, Leonard Green (as) Frank Socolow (ts) Hy Mandel (bar) Ike Carpenter (p) Steve Jordan (g) Joe Berisce (b) Irv Kluger (d) George Williamson, George Handy (arr)
SRC126-F Signature 15001 MP3
Teddy Charles And Idrees Sulieman And John Jenkins And Mal Waldron Reiteration 1957
Idrees Sulieman (tp) John Jenkins (as) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d)
1190 New Jazz NJLP8216 MP3
Anson Weeks and His Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra Give Your Little Baby Lots Of Lovin' 1929 W147829 Columbia 40004D MP3
Nick Lucas "The Crooning Troubadour" You're Driving Me Crazy 1930
acc. by his Crooning Troubadours, prob. Jack Purvis (tp), others unknown
E35404 Brunswick 4987 MP3

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