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Luis Russell And His Orchestra I Got Rhythm 1930
Henry "Red" Allen, Otis Johnson (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Albert Nicholas (cl,sop,as) Charlie Holmes (sop,as) Greely Walton (ts) Luis Russell (p,dir) Will Johnson (bj,g) Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d,vib) Dick Robertson (vcl)
E-35025 Melotone M-12000 MP3
Louis Prima And His Orchestra There I've Said It Again 1945
Louis Prima (tp) Leon Prima (tp) Charlie Kennedy (ts) Allan Logan (p) Lily Ann Carol (vcl) Earl Bostic (arr) + others
T-524-2 Majestic 7140 MP3
Harry Roy And His Orchestra Home Again Blues 1937
Tom Porter, Alf Horton, Bert Wilton (tp) Jack Collins, Dick Boothroyd (tb) Harry Roy (cl,as,ts,vcl,dir) Nat Temple (cl,as) Harry Goss, Joe Arbiter, Abe Romaine (cl,ts,bar) Stanley Black, Norman White (p) Tommy Venn (g) Maurice Sterndale (vln) Len Harrison (b) Ray Ellington (d) Sid Phillips (arr)
CE-8816-1 Decca 2086 A MP3
The Georgians Henpecked Blues 1923
Frank Guarente (tp) Russ Morgan (tb) Johnny O'Donnell (cl,b-cl,as) Frank Smith (cl,sop) Harold Saliers (cl,as,ts) Arthur Schutt (p) Russell Deppe (bj) Chauncey Morehouse (d)
81017-3 Columbia A3907 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Broadway 1940
Buck Clayton, Al Killian, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ed Lewis (tp) Vic Dickenson, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as) Lester Young, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (as,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Henri Woode (arr)
29090-1 OKeh 6095 MP3
Raymond Paige And His Orchestra Love Thy Neighbor 1934 79148-2 Victor 24604 MP3
Sidney Bechet And His Feetwarmers Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 1949
Sidney Bechet (sop) Eddie Bernard (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
7807-1 Blue Star 152 MP3
Mildred Bailey Acc By Alec Wilder's Orchestra And The Charioteers Ain't That Good News ? 1939
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Melvin Solomon (tp) Mitch Miller (oboe,eng-hrn) Robert Burns, Jimmy Carroll (cl) Carl Prager (b-cl) Eddie Powell (fl) Ray Barr (p) Frank Worrell (g) Lou Shoobe (b) William Gussak (d) The Charioteers (vcl) Alec Wilder (dir,arr) Eddie Sauter (arr)
25373-1 Vocalion 5209 MP3
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Pom Pom 1940
Bill Coleman, Shad Collins, Russell Smith (tp) Sandy Williams, Milton Robinson (tb) Benny Carter, Carl Frye, George Dorsey (as) Stafford "Pazzuza" Simon, Sammy Davis (ts) Sonny White (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Hayes Alvis (b) Keg Purnell (d)
67782-A Decca 3262 MP3
Les Brown's Band Of Renown Slaughter On Tenth Avenue 1958
(stereo anthology reissue this is the only cut performed by Les Brown)
Capitol SL-6523 MP3
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five Daddy-O 1947
Aaron Izenhall (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Eddie Johnson (ts) Bill Doggett (p) Carl Hogan (el-g) Dallas Bartley (b) Christopher Columbus (d) Martha Davis (vcl)
DLA4634-A Decca 24502 MP3
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra Now's The Time To Fall In Love 1932
Ben Selvin (ldr) Charlie Margulis, Mannie Klein (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,as) Louis Martin (as) Hymie Wolfson (ts) Joe Venuti (vln) Rube Bloom (p) John Cali (g) Ward Lay (b) Milton Schlesinger (d) Paul Small (vcl)
151892-2 Columbia 2575-D MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Well, Git It ! 1942
Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Blake, Mannie Klein, Chuck Peterson (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr) George Arus, Dave Jacobs, Jimmy Skiles (tb) Heinie Beau (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Manny Gershman (as) Don Lodice, Bruce Snyder (ts) Milt Raskin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Phil Stephens (b) Buddy Rich (d) Sy Oliver (arr)
072172-1 Victor 27887 MP3
Gerald Wiggins S'posin 1950
Gerald Wiggins (p) Buddy Banks (b) Chico Hamilton (d,vcl)
VG4029 Vogue V5033 MP3
Art Hodes' Original Trio Blues 'N Booze (Blues 'N Blues) 1945
Max Kaminsky (tp) Art Hodes (p) Freddie Moore (d,vcl)
BN232-0 Mosaic MD4-114 MP3
George Shearing Quintet Moon Over Miami 1949
Marjorie Hyams (vib) George Shearing (p) Chuck Wayne (g) John Levy (b) Denzil Best (d)
D154 Discovery 103 MP3
Turner Parrish Trenches 1933
Turner Parish (p) solo
18968 Champion 16645 MP3
The Dave Pell Orchestra Swanee River 1960
John Audino, Ray Linn, Cappy Lewis (tp) Joe Howard, Dick Noel, Harry Betts, Herbie Harper (tb) Marty Berman, Ronny Lang, Babe Russin, Eddie Rosa (reeds) Nick Bonney (g) Buddy Clark, Lyle Ritz (b) Frank Capp (d) Jimmy Priddy (arr) Dave Pell (ldr)
Pickwick 50DA310 (2-LP set) MP3
Al Goodman And His Orchestra Loveable And Sweet 1929
no details except good (tp) and (ts) featured, unknown (vcl)
E-30613 Brunswick 4488 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven After You 1937
Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tp,tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Bud Freeman (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Russ Isaacs (d) Edythe Wright (vcl)
Tommy Dorsey plays trombone with a trumpet mouthpiece
011352-1 Victor 25647 MP3
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Moten Blues 1929
Ed Lewis, Booker Washington (cnt) Thamon Hayes (tb) Harlan Leonard (cl,as,sop) Jack Washington (cl,as,bar) Woody Walder (cl,ts) Bennie Moten (p,ldr) Ira "Buster" Moten (p,accor) Leroy "Buster" Berry (bj) Vernon Page (tu) Willie McWashington (d)
55424-2 Victor V38072 MP3
The Original Memphis Five Mobile Blues 1924
Phil Napoleon (tp) Charlie Panelli (tb) Jimmy Lytell (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Jack Roth (d)
140163-3 Columbia 260-D MP3
Red Norvo And His Orchestra It Can Happen To You 1936
Bill Hyland, Stew Pletcher, Eddie Meyers (tp) Al Mastren (tb) Hank d'Amico (cl) Frank Simeone (as) Herbie Haymer (ts) Red Norvo (xyl,dir) Joe Liss (p) Dave Barbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Maurice Purtill (d) Eddie Sauter (arr) Mildred Bailey (vcl)
20092-1 Brunswick 7761 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax Ungai Hai, The Sign Of The Indians 1938 Vol 6-07   MP3
Bix Beiderbecke Louisiana 1928
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Bill Rank (tb) Irving Friedman (cl) Min Leibrook (bassax) Lennie Hayton (p,d,harmonium) Harold McDonald (d)
401139-A OKeh 41173 MP3
Richard Jones Jazz Wizards Scagamore Green 1926 09961-A OKeh 8431 MP3
The California Ramblers Adoree 1928
Fred van Eps, Jr., Cliff Weston (Wetterau) (tp) George Troup (tb) Pete Pumiglio, Harold Marcus (cl,as) Sam Ruby (ts) Spencer Clark (bassax) Joe LaFaro (vln) Chauncey Gray (p) Tommy Felline (bj) Herb Weil (d)
146284-3 Colombia 1504-D MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) 1946
Johnny Dougherty, Ziggy Elman, Mickey Mangano, George Seaburg (tp) Charlie Shavers (tp,vcl,arr) Greg Phillips, Tex Satterwaite, Bill Siegel (tb) Buddy DeFranco (cl,as) Sid Cooper (as) Babe Fresk, Don Lodice (ts) Bruce Branson (bar) John Potoker (p) Sam Herman (g) Sid Bloch (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Stuart Foster (vcl) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr)
D6VB1467 Victor 20-1901 MP3
Midge Williams And Her Jazz Jesters That Old Feeling 1937
Midge Williams (vcl) acc by Billy Hicks (tp) Fernando Arbello (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Cyril Haynes (p) Leroy Jones (g) Al Hall (b) Arnold Boling (d)
M-554-I Variety 620 MP3
Jan Savitt And His Top Hatters Sugarfoot Stomp 1938
Jack Hanson, Harold Kearns, Charles Jensen (tp) Chuck Evans, Al Leopold (tb) James Schultz (as,arr) Gabe Galinas, Harry Roberts (as) John Warrington (ts,arr) Irving Leshner (p) Howard Cook (b) George White (d) Jan Savitt (arr,dir)
BSO28140 Bluebird B10005 MP3

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