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Bill's Swing era music links (open to public) Install VLC (Free): http://www.videolan.org/ Then enter the URLs in VLC to access these streams.

Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
Fred Hall http://198.178.123.2:9116
KCEAhttp://streaming.rubinbroadcasting.com/kcea
KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
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Swingstreet Radiohttp://198.178.123.17:11312/listen.pls
Swiss Internet Radiohttp://www.swissradio.ch/streams/6054.m3u
UK 1940's Jazzhttp://radio3.citrus3.com:2199/tunein/1940sradiostation.asx
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Blythe's Washboard Band Bohunkus Blues 1926
Johnny Dodds (Cl) Jimmy Blythe (P) W.E. Burton (Wbd,Vcl)
2541-1 Paramount 12368 MP3
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band Everybody Loves My Baby 1944
Zeke Zarchy, Whitey Thomas, Bobby Nichols, Bernie Privin, Jack Steele (tp) Jimmy Priddy, James Harwood, John Halliburton, Larry Hall (tb) Addison Collins Jr. (fhr) Hank Freeman (as) Peanuts Hucko (cl,as) Freddy Guerra (as) Jack Ferrier, Vinnie Carbone (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) George Ockner (Concertmaster) + 18 strings, Mel Powell (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Ray McKinley (d) Frank Ippolito (d) Jerry Gray (cond)
V-Disc 223 MP3
The Art Tatum And Benny Carter And Louis Bellson Trio Hands Across The Table 1954
Benny Carter (as) Art Tatum (p) Louie Bellson (d)
1801-1 Clef EP-319 MP3
Casa Loma Orchestra Under A Blanket Of Blue 1933
Bobby Jones, Grady Watts, Sonny Dunham (tp) Billy Rauch (tb) Pee Wee Hunt (tb) Glen Gray (as,ldr) Clarence Hutchinrider (cl,as,fl) Kenny Sargent (cl,as,vcl) Pat Davis (cl,ts,fl) Mel Jenssen (vln) Joe Hall (p) Gene Gifford (g) Stanley Dennis (b) Tony Briglia (d)
13392-A Brunswick 6584 MP3
The Hot Club Swing Stars Every Tub 1938
Philippe Brun (tp), Pierre Allier (tp), Maurice Moufflard (tp), Danny Polo (cl), Max Blanc (as), Alix Combelle (ts), Noel Chiboust (ts), Louis Richardet (p), Roger Chaput (g), Louis Vola (b), Pierre Fouad (d)
OSW-54-1 Swing (F)48 MP3
FLAC
Quintette du Hot Club de France Some Of These Days 1935
Stephane Grappelli (vln) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret (g) Louis Vola (b)
P-77539 Ultraphone AP-1548 MP3
Sidney Bechet And His New Orleans Feetwarmers Lady Be Good 1941
Charlie Shavers (tp) Sidney Bechet (sop,cl) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) Everett Barksdale (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
068115-1 Victor 27707 MP3
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra Mutton Leg 1947
Joe Newman (tp) Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) J.J. Jackson (tb) Illinois Jacquet (ts,ldr) Leo Parker (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) John Collins (g) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Tadd Dameron (arr)
D7VB2890-1 RCA Victor 20-3060-A MP3
Nappy Brown Don't Be Angry 1955
Nappy Brown (vcl) unknown band
SNB4600 Savoy 1155 MP3
Ozie Ware Acc By The Whoopee Makers He Just Don't Appeal To Me 1929
Ozie Ware (vcl) acc by Arthur Whetsol (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d)
3715-B Cameo 9042 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra Hallelujah c. 1924-37   MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra September In The Rain 1950
Benny Bailey, Duke Garrette, Ed Mullens, Leo Shepherd, Walter Williams (tp) Al Grey, Paul Lee, Benny Powell, Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Bobby Plater, Jerome Richardson (as) Johnny Board, Curtis Lowe (ts) Gil Bernal (ts, vcl) Ben Kynard (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Roy Johnson (b) Curley Hamner (d)
LA5759 Decca 27176 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five I Like 'em Fat Like That 1944
Eddie Roane (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Arnold Thomas (p) Al Morgan (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
VP605 V-Disc 478A2 MP3
Cal Tjader Song Of The Yellow River 1963
Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Bob Northern (fhr), Don Butterfield (tu), Phil Kraus, Phil Bodner (reeds, woodwinds), Walt Levinsky (fl, woodwinds), Stan Webb (woodwinds), George Berg (bassoon, bcl), Leon Cohen, Irving Horowitz (ob), Arnold Eidus, Leo Kruczek, Emanuel Vardi (vn), Charles McCracken (vc), Robert Maxwell (harp), Cal Tjader (vib), Lalo Schiffrin (p, arr, cond), Jimmy Raney (g), George Duvivier (sb), Ed Shaughnessy (dm), Jack DelRio (Tamb, cga), Johnny Rae (timb, perc). Coll. Pers.
63VK436 Verve 314-537083-2 MP3
The King Cole Trio Kee-Mo Ky-Mo (The Magic Song) 1947
Nat King Cole-p-v, Oscar Moore-g, lohnny Miller-b
2164-3 Capitol 7-25009 MP3
Charlie Parker With Strings They Can't Take That Away From Me 1950
Joseph Singer (fhr), Edwin C. Brown (ob), Charlie Parker (as), Bernie Leighton (p), Sam Caplan, Howard Kay, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (vn), Isadore Zir (vl), Maurice Brown (vc), Verley Mills (harp), Ray Brown (sb), Buddy Rich (dm), Joe Lippman (arr, cond)
C446-2 Mercury/Clef 11071 MP3
Les Brown And Doris Day You Won't Be Satisfied 1945
Bob Higgins, Carl Berg, Vern Rowe, Jimmy Zito (tp) Kenny Meisel, Dick Noel, Dick Gould, Stumpy Brown (tb) Les Brown (cl,as,arr) Butch Stone (bar) George Weidler, Mark Douglas (as) Ted Nash (ts) Nick Riviello (ts,ss,bar) Geoff Clarkson (p) Hy White (g) Bob Leininger (b) Dick Shanahan (d) Doris Day (vcl)
CO35391-1 Columbia 36884 MP3
Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra I Like To Do Things For You 1930
Andy Secrest (cnt) Goldie Goldfield (tp) Bill Rank (tb) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,as) Chester Hazlett (as) or Charles Strickfaden (as) Irving Friedman (cl,ts) Min Leibrook (bassax) Matty Malneck (vln) Roy Bargy (p) Eddie Lang (g) George Marsh (d) or Stan King (d) Mildred Bailey (vcl)
W-404008-A OKeh 41421 MP3
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Body And Soul 1939
Tommy Lindsay, Joe Guy (tp) Earl Hardy (tb) Jackie Fields, Eustis Moore (as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Gene Rodgers (p) Oscar Smith (b) Arthur Herbert (d)
042936-1 Bluebird B10523 MP3
FLAC
The Six Swingers Hot Pie no. 1 (pt 1) Bugle Call Rag - Some Of These Days - After You've Gone 1934
Max Goldberg (tp,mel) Lew Davis (tb) Freddy Gardner (cl,as,bar) Arthur Young (p) Dick Ball (b) Max Bacon (d) George Scott-Wood (dir)
CAR3122-1 Regal-Zono (E)MR1567 MP3
John Kirby And His Orchestra Close Shave 1941
Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p,arr) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d)
066895-1 Victor 27568 MP3
Putney Dandridge And His Orchestra Nagasaki 1935
Roy Eldridge (tp) Putney Dandridge (p,vcl) Harry Grey (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Bill Beason (d)
17729-1 Vocalion 3024 MP3
FLAC
Coleman Hawkins Quartet Flyin' Hawk 1944
Coleman Hawkins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Bass Robinson (b) Denzil Best (d)
Joe Davis 8250 MP3
June Christy Acc By Pete Rugolo's Orchestra 'Round Midnight 1956
June Christy (vo) acc by John Graas (fhr) Milt Bernhart, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts (tb),Bud Shank (fl) Bob Cooper (ts) Claude Williamson (p) Bernie Mattison (vib) Ann Stockton (harp) Howard Roberts (g) Joe Mondragon (sb) Shelly Manne (dm) + strings, Pete Rugolo (arr,cond)
14953 Capitol T725 MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Oh ! You Crazy Moon 1939
Leigh Knowles, Clyde Hurley, Dale "Mickey" McMickle (tp) Glenn Miller, Paul Tanner, Al Mastren (tb) Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz (cl,as) Hal Tennyson (as,bar) Tex Beneke (ts) Al Klink (ts) Chummy MacGregor (p) Dick Fisher (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Maurice Purtill (d) Ray Eberle (vcl)
037675-1 Bluebird B10329 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Some Rainy Day 1939
Fats Waller (p,vcl) Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
032943-1 Bluebird B-10192 MP3
Dick Vance, His Trumpet And Orchestra Come Mornin' 1960's
Dick Vance (tp,arr) no other details
Strand SL/SLS1079 MP3
Eddie Stone And His Orchestra Listen, My Children, And You Shall Hear 1937
George Walters, Frank Bruno (tp) Wendell DeLory (tb) Don Watt (cl) Larry Tice, Leo White (cl,as) Tony Zimmers (cl,ts) Gil Bowers (p) Tommy Moore (g) Dick Kissinger (b) Ray Michaels (d,vib) Eddie Stone (vcl,dir)
21674-1 Perfect 8-01-12 MP3
Joe Haymes And His Orchestra The Music Goes 'Round And Around 1935
Cliff Weston (tp,vcl) Chris Griffin, Zeke Zarchy (tp) Mike Michaels, Frank Llewellyn (tb) Leo White (cl) Edgar Sarason (a) Fred Fallensby (ts) Ben Harrod (bar) Bill Miller (p) Brick Fleagle (g) Jack Fay (b) Charlie Bush (d) The Headliners, CW (vcl)
18412-1 Arc 6-02-07 MP3
Joe Venuti Pardon Me Pretty Baby 1931
Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as,bar) Joe Venuti (vln) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) Harold Arlen (vcl)
404940-B OKeh 41506 MP3

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