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June 29, 2017


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Lester Young Gigantic Blues 1956.
Roy Eldridge (tp), Vic Dickenson (tb), Lester Young (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Gene Ramey (sb), Jo Jones (dm)
2648-4 Norgran MGN1056 MP3
Hi Flyers Under The Double Eagle 1937. DAL298 COLUMBIA 20288 MP3
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Black And Blue Rhythm 1933. TB1076 DECCA 1324 MP3
Al Morgan Half A Heart Is All You Left Me (When You Broke My Heart In Two) 1950. LONDON 571 MP3
Oscar Pettiford East Lag 1954.
Kai Winding (tb), Al Cohn (ts), Henri Renaud (p), Tal Farlow (g), Oscar Pettiford (cello, sb), Max Roach (dm)
Swing M33326 MP3
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra I Was Doing Alright 1945. D5VB1080 RCA 20-1742 MP3
Don Redman And His Orchestra Try Getting A Good Night's Sleep 1932. B-11367-A Brunswick 6273 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra West End Blues 1939.
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Shelton Hemphill, Otis Johnson, Henry "Red" Allen (tp) Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Charlie Holmes, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Joe Garland (cl,ts,arr) Bingie Madison (cl,ts) Luis Russell (p) Lee Blair (g) Pops Foster (b) Sidney Catlett (d) poss. Midge Williams (vcl break-1)
65346-A Decca 2480 MP3
Ada Jones & George Thompson (With Orchestra) Way Down South In Dixie Where It's Peach Jam Makin' Time 1918.
Vertical Cut
OKEH 1058-B MP3
Ben Bernie And His Orchestra Hello, Swanee, Hello (V S B) 1926. E21083 BRUNSWICK 3414 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Irresistible You 1944. V-DISC 227B1 MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra My Prayer (Vray Eberle) 1939. 041587 BLUEBIRD 10404 MP3
Tune Wranglers Ride On, Old Timer, Ride On 1936. 99401 BLUEBIRD 6403 MP3
Bud Freeman And His Gang What's The Use 1938.
Bobby Hackett (cnt) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Dave Matthews (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Eddie Condon (g) Artie Shapiro (b) Dave Tough (d-1) Marty Marsala (d-2)
P23236-2 COMMODORE 507 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald To Keep My Love Alive 1956.
acc. by Paul Smith (p), Barney Kessel (g), Joe Mondragon (sb), Alvin Stoller (dm)
20234-4 Verve MGV4022 MP3
Buddy Rich And His Orchestra Rich-Ual Fire Dance 1946. 532-1 MERCURY 3038 MP3
Bud Abbott And Lou Costello Baseball Routine 1947. V-Disc 741A MP3
Charlie Parker And Neal Hefti's Orchestra Repetition 1947.
Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel, Doug Mettome (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Bart Varsalona (b-tb), Vincent Jacobs (fhr), John LaPorta (cl), Charlie Parker, Murray Williams, Sonny Salad (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Manny Albam (bar), Tony Aless (p), Sam Caplan, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Zelly Smirnoff, Sid Harris, Manny Fiddler (vn), Fred Ruzilla, Nat Nathanson (vl), Joe Benaventi (vc), Curly Russell (sb), Shelly Manne (dm), Diego Ibarra (cga,bgo), Neal Hefti (arr,cond)
2071-5 Verve MGV8001 MP3
Oscar Peterson Duo Tenderly 1950.
Oscar Peterson (p) Ray Brown (b)
381-3 MERCURY 8917 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Buzzin' Around With The Bee 1937.
Cootie Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Johnny Hodges (as) Lionel Hampton (vib,talk) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) John Kirby (b) Cozy Cole (d)
07792-3R Victor 25575 MP3
Sam Lanin's Orchestra Love Letters In The Sand (Cartas De Amor En La Arena) 1931.
Fox Trot
Dave Brubeck And Jimmy Rushing Am I Blue? 1960.
Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Eugene Wright (b) Joe Morello (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl)
CO64695 Columbia CL1553 MP3
Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra Feat. V/lew Sherwood Hold Me 1933. 75561 VICTOR 24280 MP3
Duke Ellington Back O' Town Blues 1944. VP1025 V-DISC 858 MP3
Don Byas Qt I Don't Know Why (V Teddy Reig) 1946. S59048 SAVOY 609A MP3
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra South 1924.
Lammar Wright, Harry Cooper (co), Thamon Hayes (tb), Harlan Leonard (cl, as), Woody Walder (cl, ts), Bennie Moten (p, ldr), Sam Tall (bj), Willie Hall (dm)
8769-B Okeh 8194 MP3
Benny Goodman Mean To Me 1947.
Benny Goodman (cl) acc. by Jimmy Rowles (p)
1842-2 Capitol T441 MP3
Bell Sisters And Phil Harris Feat. O/ Henri Rene Hambone 1952. RCA Victor 4584 MP3
Freddy Martin's Orchestra Deep Purple 1957.
From the album "Freddy Martin at the Cocoanut Grove"
Dexter Gordon Quintette Dexter Rides Again 1946. 5879 Savoy 623 MP3

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