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Teddy Wilson I'll See You In My Dreams 1938
Teddy Wilson-Piano solo
P-23327-1  Meritt 23 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Way Low 1939
Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Sonny Greer (d) Brick Fleagle (arr)
M-1032-A Brunswick 8411 MP3
Earl Hines Sextet I'll Get By 1944
Ray Nance (tp) Johnny Hodges (as) [as J. Harjes (as) on labels] Flip Phillips (ts) Earl Hines (p) Al Casey (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Betty Roche (vcl)
R1010 Apollo 358 MP3
Frank Froeba If You Were the Only Girl 1943
Frank Froeba (p) solo
W71471 Decca 24385 MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra The Worker's Train 1940
Cab Calloway (vo, ldr), Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, Lammar Wright (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Quentin Jackson, Keg Johnson (tb), Jerry Blake aka Jacinto Chabani (cl, as), Hilton Jefferson (as), Andrew Brown (as, bar), Chu Berry, Walter Thomas (ts), Bennie Paine (p), Danny Barker (g), Milton Hinton (sb), Cozy Cole (dm)
28864-1 OKeh 5874 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm 1937
Bunny Berigan (tp,vcl,dir) Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Sonny Lee (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (cl,as) Clyde Rounds, Georgie Auld (ts) Joe Lippman (p) Tom Morgan (g) Hank Wayland (b) George Wettling (d)
013333-1 Victor 25677 MP3
Will Bradley And His Orchestra I Get A Kick Outa Corn 1940
Steve Lipkins, Joe Wiedman, Al Mitchell (tp) Will Bradley, Bill Corti, Jimmy Emert (tb) Joe Huffman (as,cl) Art Mendlesohn (as) Nick Caiazza (cl,ts) Sam Sachelle (ts) Freddie Slack (p) Sam Barford (g) Felix Giobbe (b) Ray McKinley (d,vcl)
25889-1 Columbia 35399 MP3
Night Club Kings (British) In The Moonlight 1930
Sylvester Ahola (tp) Danny Polo (cl) Laurie Payne (bar) unknown (vln) Arthur Young (p) Pat O'Malley (g,vcl) Bill Harty (d) Ray Noble (harpophone,dir)
Bb-18577-2 HMV (E)B5776 MP3
Ray Anthony And His Orchestra Undecided 1951
Ray Anthony, Marty White, Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin (tp) Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Ken Trimble, Dick Reynolds (tb) Earl Bergman, Jim Schneider (cl,as) Bob Tricarico, Buddy Wise (ts) Leo Anthony (bar,as) Fred Sarvise (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Bill Cronk (b) Archie Freeman (d) Tommy Mercer, Gloria Craig, Skyliners (vcl)
9057-N2 Capitol 1824 MP3
Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra An Old Guitar And An Old Refrain 1927
Tommy Gott, Mannie Klein (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Arthur Campbell (tu) Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar,fl) Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,fl,oboe) Harold Sturr (cl,ts) Irving Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Tony Colucci (bj,g) Joe Venuti, Lou Raderman (vln) Stan King (d) Frank Bessenger (vcl)
40574-2 Victor 21078 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Solitude 1940
Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Ben Webster (ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Sonny Greer (d) Ivie Anderson (vcl) Brick Fleagle (arr)
WM-1135-A Columbia 35427 MP3
Frankie 'Halfpint' Jaxon Willie The Weeper 1927
Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon (vcl) acc by Blanche Smith Walton (p)
12941-A Black Patti 8048 MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra Whispering 1928
Red Nichols, Leo McConville (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Fud Livingston (cl,ts) Joe Venuti (vln) Arthur Schutt (p) Art Miller (b) Vic Berton (d)
E-27623 Brunswick 3955 MP3
Joe Marsala's Chicagoans Jim Jam Stomp 1938
Marty Marsala (tp) Joe Marsala (cl) Joe Bushkin (p) Jack LeMaire (g) Ray Biondi (vln) Adele Girard (harp) Artie Shapiro (b) Buddy Rich (d)
M-782-1 Vocalion 4116 MP3
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra Yours 1941
Johnny Napton, Nate Kazebier, Shorty Solomson (tp) Nat Labovsky, Sonny Lee, Don Matteson (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Milt Yaner, Sam Rubinowitch (as) Herbie Haymer (ts) Charlie Frazier (ts,fl) Joe Lippman (p) Guy Smith (g) Jack Ryan (b) Buddy Schutz (d) Bob Eberly, Helen O'Connell (vcl) Toots Camarata (arr)
68653-A Decca 3657 MP3
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones 1936
Richard Clarke, Jack Butler (tp) Taft Jordan (tp,vcl) John "Shorty" Haughton, George Matthews (tb) Glyn Paque, Stanley Payne (as) Charlie Frazier (ts,fl) Johnny Russell (ts) Ram Ramirez (p) Arnold Adams (g) Ernest Hill (b) Cozy Cole (d) Willie Bryant (vcl)
102004-1 Bluebird B6436 MP3
Washboard Rhythm Kings Spider Crawl 1932
unknown tp, cl/as, as, Carl Wade (ts) Eddie Miles (p) Steve Washington (bj) Ghost Howell (b) H. Smith (wbd) Bella Benson (vcl)
12430-A Vocalion 1734 MP3
Jack Teagarden And His Band Rockin' Chair 1931
Charlie Spivak, Sterling Bose (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Eddie Miller (ts,vcl) Gil Rodin (as) Matty Matlock (cl,as) Gil Bowers (p) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Harry Goodman (tu) Ray Bauduc (d)
1119-1 Crown 3051 MP3
Alec Wilder Octet Kindergarten Flower Pageant 1947 V-Disc 748B MP3
Bill Johnson Musical Notes Shorty's Blues 1947
Bill Johnson (as,vcl) Egbert Victor (p) Skeeter Best (g) Jimmy Robinson (b) Gus Gordon (d) Lucky Millinder (vcl)
D7VB-631 RCA Victor 20-2225 MP3
Django Reinhardt - Stan Brenders Et Son Grand Orchestre De Danse Dynamisme 1942
Paul D'Hondt, Georges Clais, Raymond Chantrain (tp) Jean Damm, Sus Van Camp (tb) Louis Billen, Jo Magis (as) Jeff Van Heerswingels, Jack Demany, Arthur Saguet (ts) John Ouwerx (p) Django Reinhardt (g) solo, Jim Vanderjeught, Chas Dolne (g) Arthur Peeters (b) Josse Aerts (d)
16223 Rythme D5025 MP3
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies After You Get What You Want 1949
Red Nichols (cnt) King Jackson (tb) Reuel Lynch (cl) Joe Rushton (bassax) Bobby Hammack (p) Rollie Culver (d)
Lang-Worth transcrip Blue Heaven BH9902 MP3
Tony Bennett The Autumn Waltz 1956 Columbia 40770 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra I Won't Tell A Soul I Love You 1938
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Johnny Napton (tp) Ray Conniff (tb), Milton Schatz (cl,as), Gus Bivona (as) Georgie Auld, Clyde Rounds (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Dick Wharton (g,vcl) Hank Wayland (b) Buddy Rich (d)
027915-1 Victor 26086 MP3
Buddy Rich Septet A Night In Tunisia 1960
Marky Markowitz (tp) Willie Dennis (tb) Seldon Powell (ts) Mike Mainieri (vib) Dave McKenna (p) Earl May (b) Buddy Rich (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr)
19890 Mosaic Mosaic MD7-232 [CD] MP3
The Harlem Hamfats What You Gonna Do ? 1936
Herb Morand (tp) Odell Rand (cl) Horace Malcolm (p) Joe McCoy (g,vcl) Charlie McCoy (g) John Lindsay (b) prob Fred Flynn (d) or Pearlis Williams (d)
90782-A Decca 7205 MP3
Thomas Fats Waller And His Hot Piano Draggin' My Heart Around 1931
Fats Waller (p,vcl) solo
151418-2 Columbia 14593-D MP3
Ted Black And His Orchestra Two Loves Have I 1932 70969-3 Victor 22872A MP3
Ted Wallace And His Campus Boys The One That I Love Loves Me 1929
Tony Gianelli, Bill Moore, Mickey Bloom, Tony Russo, Cliff Weston, Fred Van Eps, Jr., Moe Selzer, Angie Rattiner, Frank Cush, Al King, Roy Johnston, Phil Napoleon, Tommy Gott (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Carl Loeffler, George Troup, Reg Harrington, Miff Mole, Ted Raph (tb) Pete Pumiglio, Harold Marcus, Carl Orech, Herb Dwyer, Jimmy Dorsey, Bud Wagner, Rudy Ludovar (cl,as) Sam Ruby (cl,ts) Spencer Clark (bassax) Al Duffy, Joe LaFaro, Larry Kosky, Sid Harris (vln) Chauncey Gray (p) Tommy Felline (bj) Jimmy Mullen, Jack Hansen, Ward Lay (tu,b) Herb Weil, Chick Condon, Stan King (d) Smith Ballew (vcl) coll. pers.
148033-3 Columbia 1756-D MP3
Jones-Smith Incorporated Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) 1936
Carl Smith (tp) Lester Young (ts) Count Basie (p) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl)
C-1659-1 Vocalion 3459 MP3

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