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Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Jivin' The Vibres [Jivin' The Vibes] 1937
Ziggy Elman (tp) Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as) Vido Musso, Arthur Rollini (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Lionel Hampton (vib)
04583-1 Victor 25535 MP3
Ted Lewis And His Orchestra Twelve O'Clock At Night 1923
Walter Kahn, Dave Klein (cnt) Harry Raderman (tb) Ted Lewis (cl,as,ldr) Dick Reynolds (p) Vic Carpenter (bj) Harry Barth (tu) John Lucas (d)
81381 Columbia 52-D MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra Good Sauce From The Gravy Bowl 1935
Edwin Swayzee, Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham (tp) De Priest Wheeler, Harry White, Claude Jones (tb) William Thornton Blue, Arville Harris (cl,as) Andrew Brown (b-cl,as,bar) Walter "Foots" Thomas (cl,ts,fl) Benny Payne (p,celeste) Morris White (g) Al Morgan (b) Leroy Maxey (d) Cab Calloway (dir,vcl)
16587-A Brunswick 7386 MP3
Ted Heath And His Music Climb Ev'ry Mountain 1965
All arrangements are by Roland Shaw.
Issued in the USA as LONDON SP-44063. From the album ''The Sound of Music'' This copy is from an AMPEX commercially-issued, open-reel, 4-track tape (LONDON LPL-74063).
Decca PFS-4065 MP3
Wally Stott's Orchestra Strike Up The Band 1954
from album ''Two in the Balcony''
Epic LN-1107 (#4) MP3
Rex Stewart And His Orchestra Madeleine 1947
Rex Stewart (cnt) Sandy Williams (tb) George Kennedy (as,cl) Vernon Story (ts) Don Gais (p) Fred Emerlin (b) Ted Curry (d) Honey Johnson (vcl)
ST2209-1 Blue Star 69 MP3
Stan Getz Quartet : The Be-Bop Boys And The Angels Swing 1947
Stan Getz (ts) Hank Jones (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
S3322 Savoy 909 MP3
Louis Armstrong With Jack Pleiss' Orchestra Dummy Song 1953
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Don Jacoby, Raymond G. Sassetti, Byron Baxter (tp) Trummy Young, George Jean (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Howard Davis (as) Mike Simpson (ts) Hobart Grimes (bars) Marty Napoleon (p) Remo Biondi (g) Arvell Shaw (b) Cozy Cole (d) Jack Pleiss (arr,cond)
84880 Decca 28803 MP3
The Gulf Coast Seven Santa Claus Blues 1925
June Clark (cnt) Jimmy Harrison (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,sop,as) Prince Robinson (ts) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) Buddy Christian (bj) ? Bill Benford (tu) "Jazz" Carson (d)
141245-4 Columbia 14107-D MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Don't Take Your Love From Me 1959
Maynard Ferguson, Don Ellis, Chet Ferretti, Paul Fontaine (tp) Billy Byers, Charles Greenlee (tb) Jimmy Ford (as) Lin Halliday, Willie Maiden (ts) Frank Hittner (bar) Jaki Byard (p) Gene Cherico (b) Frankie Dunlop (d)
FS 9035 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Begin The Beguine 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
Helen Humes Acc By The Buck Clayton All Stars I Don't Know His Name 1946
Buck Clayton (tp) Charlie Beal (p) Barney Kessel (el-g) Red Callender (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
BW415 Black And White 114 MP3
Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra There's No One But You 1946
Sal La Perche, Bob Funk, Jack Lambert, Willard Wagner (tp) Jimmy Emert, Gene Bird, Ferdy Von Verson (tb) Hal McIntyre (cl,as) Don Barrett (cl,as) Johnny Hayes, John Popa (ts) Johnny Turnbull (bar) Ken Harrity (p) Walt Ullner (g) Bill Halfacre (b) Ralph Tilken (d) Frankie Lester, Quartet (vcl)
6054 Cosmo 470 MP3
Bob Howard And His Orchestra Fan My Brow 1937
Bob Howard (vcl) acc by Marty Marsala (tp) Slats Long (cl) Babe Russin (ts) Frank Froeba (p) Frank Victor (g) Haig Stephens (b) Stan King (d)
62205-A Decca 1293 MP3
Bob Zurke And His Delta Rhythm Band Nickle Nabber Blues 1939
Jack Thompson, Chelsea Quealey (tp) Sterling Bose (tp,vcl) Ray Noonan, Seymour Goldfinger (tb) Mike Doty (cl,as) Gus Ehrman (as,vcl) Ted Mack, John Gassoway (ts) Bob Zurke (p) Noel Kilgen (g) Pete Peterson (b) Stan King (d)
043999-1 Victor 26467 MP3
Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Leap Frog (alt) 1950
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Buddy Rich (d)
C414-5 Verve 837141-2 MP3
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Mary Ann 1928
Leo McConville, Fuzzy Farrar, Tommy Dorsey (tp) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Arnold Brilhart (as,oboe) Herbert Spencer (ts) Carl Kress (g) Hank Stern (tu) Chauncey Morehouse (d,chimes) Irving Kaufman (vcl) [as Noel Taylor (vcl) ]
400082-B OKeh 40995 MP3
Willie "The Lion" Smith & His Orchestra Background Music For A Cocktail Party 1953
Henry Goodwin (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) Cecil Scott (ts) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p,vcl) Pops Foster (b) Keg Purnell (d)
Blue Circle 502 MP3
Mildred Bailey Acc By Julian Work's Orchestra Almost Like Being In Love 1947
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by orch with strings included and Julian Work (cond,arr)
T1131 Majestic 1140 MP3
New Orleans Rhythm Kings London Blues 1923
Paul Mares (cnt) George Brunies (tb) Leon Rappolo (cl) Jack Pettis (c-mel) Glenn Scoville (as,ts) Don Murray (cl,ts) Jelly Roll Morton (p) Bob Gillette (bj) Chink Martin (tu) Ben Pollack (d)
11550 Gennett 5521 MP3
Meade Lux Lewis Suitcase Blues 1951
Meade Lux Lewis (p) Israel Crosby (b) Frank Williams (d)
A722 Atlantic 133 MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys Dawning 1927 W144579 Columbia 1149D MP3
Les Brown's Band Of Renown Apple Honey 1959
Wes Hensel, Dick Collins, Jerry Kadowitz, Mickey McMahan (tp) Dick Kenney, Roy Main (tb) Jim Hill, Stumpy Brown (b-tb) Les Brown (cl,as) Ralph La Polla (as) Matt Utal (as,fl) Billy Usselton (ts) Abe Aaron (ts,bar) Butch Stone (bar) Donn Trenner (p) Terry Gibbs (vib) Bob Burteaux (b) Bob Neal (d) Frank Comstock (arr)
L11541 Coral CRL-757311 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars Margie 1955
Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb, vo), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (sb), Barrett Deems (dm)
Decca GRD-4-613 MP3
Benny Goodman's Boys After Awhile 1929
Wingy Manone (tp) Benny Goodman (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Herman Foster (bj) Harry Goodman (b) Bob Conselman (d)
C-4035 Brunswick 4968 MP3
Muggsy Spanier Feather Brain Blues 1945
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) Lou McGarity (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Ernie Caceres (bar) Gene Schroeder (p) Carl Kress (g) Bob Haggart (b) Charlie Carroll (d)
Manhattan A20-2 MP3
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers I Remember Clifford 1958
Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d)
Fontana (Eu)460.676TE MP3
Slim Gaillard And His Trio Communications 1947
Slim Gaillard-g-v, Bam Brown-b-v-d
47-S--3372-2 MGM 10442 MP3
Paul Whiteman's Ambassador Orchestra Just One More Chance 1923
Henry Busse, Tommy Gott (cnt) Sam Lewis (tb) Ross Gorman (cl,as) Hale Byers (sop,ts) Don Clark (as) Ferde Grofe (p,arr) Harry Reser (bj) Jack Barsby (tu) Harold McDonald (d) Paul Whiteman (dir)
Bb-3808-3 HMV (E)B1642 MP3
Bessie Smith Haunted House Blues 1924
Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Don Redman (cl) Fletcher Henderson (p)
81466-1 Columbia 14010-D MP3

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