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Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
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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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Fred Elizalde And His Music Tweet Tweet 1927
Jack Jackson, George Ratcliffe (tp) Jack Miranda, Manuel "Lizz" Elizalde (cl,as) Joe Crossman (ts,bar) unknown (vln) Fred Elizalde (p,arr) Joe Brannelly (bj) Tiny Stock (tu) Max Bacon (d)
Brunswick 119 MP3
Ted Weems And His Orchestra Who Wouldn't Be Blue ? 1928
Art Weems, Merrill Conner (tp) Pete Beilman (tb) Dick Cunliffe (cl,as,bar) unknown (cl,as,bar) Parker Gibbs (cl,ts,vcl) prob. Bob Royce (p) Art Jarrett (bj,vcl) Sam Olver (tu,vcl) Ormand Downes (d) Ted Weems (ldr)
43437-2 Victor 21511 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra Down Stream 1938
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Sonny Lee (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (cl,as) Georgie Auld, Clyde Rounds (ts) Graham Forbes (p) Tom Morgan (g) Hank Wayland (b) Dave Tough (d) Gail Reese (vcl)
021168-1 Victor 25811 MP3
Earl Hines And His Orchestra Everything Depends On You 1940
Harry "Pee Wee" Jackson, Rostelle Reese, Leroy White (tp) Joe McLewis, John Ewing, Edward Fant (tb) Leroy Harris, Scoops Carey (as) Willie Randall, Budd Johnson, Franz Jackson (ts) Earl Hines (p) Hurley Ramey (g) Truck Parham (b) Alvin Burroughs (d) Madeline Greene (vcl) The Three Varieties (vcl trio
055178-1 Bluebird B11036 MP3
Red Norvo And His Orchestra Rehearsing For A Nervous Breakdown 1939
3 unknown (tp), Wes Hein (tb) poss. Andy Russo (tb) George Koenig (cl,as) Leonard Goldstein (cl,as,bar,b-cl) Stuart MacKay, Stew Anderson (ts,cl) Les Burness (p) Alan Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) Buddy Christian (d) Red Norvo (xyl,dir)
24175-1 Vocalion 4833 MP3
Les Paul And His Trio Dark Eyes [Otchitchornyia] 1945
Tommy Todd (p) Les Paul (g) [r.n. Lester Polfus (g) ] Cal Gooden (rhythm-g) Clint Nordquist (b)
JDBVP1737 V-Disc 616-A MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys I Still Get A Thrill (Thinking Of You) 1930
Lee Morse (vo) acc. by Mannie Klein (tp), Tommy Dorsey or Charlie Butterfield (tb), Jimmie Dorsey (cl), Frank Signorelli (p), Eddie Lang or Carl Kress (g), unknown (dm)
W150675-1 Columbia 2270-D MP3
The Quintette Of The Hot Club De France It Was So Beautiful 1935
Stephane Grappelli (vln) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret (g) Tony Rovira (b)
20801/2hpp Decca (F)5943 MP3
Rosetta Howard Acc By The Harlem Hamfats Harlem Jamboree 1938
Rosetta Howard-Voc, w The Harlem HamfatsHerb Morand-T, Buster Bailey-Cl, Horace Malcolm-P, Joe McCoy-G/Voc, Charlie McCoy-G/Mnd, John Lindsay-Sb,Fred Flynn-D
63646-A Decca 7447 MP3
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Anita O'day Acc By Orchestra I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 1945
Charlie Griffith (tp) Jimmy Skyles (tb) Heinie Beau, Manny Gershman (as) Herbie Haymer (ts) Harry Suchman (bar) Dave Barbour (g) Milt Raskin (p) Phil Stephens (b) Zutty Singleton (d) Lowell Martin (arr,cond)
553-3 Blue Note B2-96583 MP3
Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra S'posin' 1940
Sammy Lowe, Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb, Marcellus Green, Erskine Hawkins (tp) Ed Sims, Bob Range (tb) William Johnson, Jimmy Mitchell (as) Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb (ts) Haywood Henry (bar) Avery Parrish (p) William McLemore (g) Leemie Stanfield (b) James Morrison (d) Dolores Brown (vcl)
057726-1 Bluebird B11001 MP3
The Rhythmic Eight Miss Annabelle Lee 1927
Frank Guarente/Max Goldberg-T, Perley Breed/Arthur Lally-Cl/As/Bs, Billy Barton-Ts, John Firman-P/Arr, Joe Brannelly-G, Billy Bell-Tu, Harry Robbins-D/V, Sydney Nesbitt-V, Bert Firman-Dir
Yy-12207-2 Zonophone (E) 5084 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Goody Goody 1936
Nate Kazebier, Ralph Muzzillo, Harry Geller (tp) Joe Harris (tb, vcl) Red Ballard (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Bill DePew, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur Rollini, Dick Clark (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Henri Woode (arr) Helen Ward (vcl)
96569-2 Victor 25245 MP3
Graeme Bell's Dixieland Band Strut Miss Lizzie 1944
Roger Bell (cnt,vcl) Harold Broadbent (tb) Don "Pixie" Roberts (cl,ts) Graeme Bell (p) Jack Varney (bj,g) Jim Buchan (b) Bill Lobb (d)
M-21 VJazz 007 MP3
Art Hodes' Original Trio K.M.H. Drag (Draggin' The Blues) (KMH Blues) 1945
Max Kaminsky (tp) Art Hodes (p) Freddie Moore (d)
BN230-0 Mosaic MD4-114 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Ain't Misbehavin' 1947
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Bobby Hackett (cnt) Jack Teagarden (tb) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Dick Cary (p) Bob Haggart (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
D8VC73 Fresh Sound 701 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You 1946
Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder, Leo Shepherd (tp) Jimmy Wormick, Mitchell "Bootie" Wood, Al Hayse, Andrew Penn (tb) Jackie Kelso (cl) Bobby Plater, Ben Kynard (as) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (b) Fats Heard (d)
L-4300-A Decca 23834 MP3
Will Bradley And His Orchestra Scramble Two 1940
Steve Lipkins, Joe Wiedman, Al Mitchell (tp) Will Bradley, Bill Corti, Jim Emert (tb) Joe Huffman, Art Mendelsohn (as) Peanuts Hucko (cl,ts) Sam Sachelle (ts,bar) Freddie Slack (p) Steve Jordon (g) Doc Goldberg (b) Carlotta Dale, Ray McKinley (vcl)
26733-A V-Disc 902 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra This Is Always 1946
Harry James, Red Berkin, Jimmy Campbell, James Grimes, Jimmy Salko (tp) Dalton Rizzotto, Chuck Preble, Dick Noel (tb) [ Dick Bellerose (tb) ] Juan Tizol (v-tb) Eddie Rosa (cl,fl,as) Willie Smith (cl,as) Corky Corcoran (ts) George Davis, Stuart Bruner (ts,bar) Nick Pisani, Bob Bein, Al Beller, John DeVoodgt, Jack Gootkin, Harry Jawarski, Gerald Joyce, Ernest Karpati, Jerome Reisler, Mischa Russell (vln) Dave Amsterdam, Leonard Atkins, Sam Freed, Al Nieman (viola) Cy Bernard, Al Friede (cello) Arnold Ross (p) Hayden Causey (g) Ed Mihelich (b) Louis Fromm (d) Buddy DeVito (vcl)
HCO 1826-1 Columbia 37052 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra The Mooche 1928
Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsol (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (tu) Sonny Greer (d)
47799-2 Victor 24486 MP3
Bill Evans Trio Autumnleaves-Take2 1959
Bill Evans (P), Scott LaFaro (B), Paul Motian (D)
Riverside RLP315 MP3
Una Mae Carlisle You're Gonna Change Your Mind 1944
Una Mae Carlisle (vcl,p) acc by Billy Butterfield (tp) Vernon Brown (tb) Bill Stegmeyer (cl) Bob Haggart (b) George Wettling (d)
Davis JD7175 MP3
Broadway Bellhops Let's Talk About My Sweetie 1926
Red Nichols, Hymie Farberman (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Dick Johnson, Lucien Smith (cl,as) Chuck Muller (cl,ts) unknown (p) prob. Joe Tarto (tu) unknown (d) Billy Jones (vcl)
141614 Harmony 120-H MP3
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Strange Enchantment 1939
Zeke Zarchy, Bill Graham, Billy Butterfield (tp) Jimmy Emert, Warren Smith (tb) Irving Fazola (cl) Joe Kearns (as) Bill Stegmeyer (cl,as) Eddie Miller (ts,cl) Gil Rodin (ts) Bob Zurke (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Bob Haggart (b) Ray Bauduc (d) Marion Mann (vcl) Bob Crosby (ldr)
91686-A Decca 2415 MP3
Gus Viseur Et L'orchestre Victor I Can't Give You Anything But Love 1939
Eddie Brunner (cl) Gus Viseur (accor) Boris Sarbek (p,ldr) Oscar Aleman (g) Maurice Speileux (b) Tommy Benford (d)
CL7046-1 Columbia DF2630 MP3
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Say It With A Kiss 1938
Chuck Peterson, Bernie Privin, John Best (tp) George Arus, Harry Rodgers, Les Jenkins (tb) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Les Robinson, Hank Freeman (as) Tony Pastor (ts) Georgie Auld (ts) Bob Kitsis (p) Al Avola (g) Sid Weiss (b) George Wettling (d) Helen Forrest (vcl)
030732-1 Bluebird 10078 MP3
Roy Eldridge Quintet When Your Lover Has Gone 1953
Roy Eldridge (tp) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d)
1381-1 Clef 89123 MP3
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra My Melancholy Baby 1928
Mickey Bloom, Fuzzy Farrar, Tommy Dorsey (tp) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Arnold Brilhart (as,oboe) Herbert Spencer (ts) poss. Arthur Schutt (p) Carl Kress (g) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Chauncey Morehouse (d,chimes) Seger Ellis (vcl)
400634-C OKeh 41032 MP3
Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra Say "Yes" Today 1928
Tommy Gott, Manny Klein (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Arthur Campbell (tu) Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,fl,oboe) Alfie Evans (cl,as,bar) Harold Stuff (cl,ts) Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Tony Colucci (bj) Joe Venuti, Joe Raymond (vln) Stan King (d) Roger Wolfe Kahn (dir)
42421-2 Victor 21507 MP3
Toots Mondello And His Orchestra I Love You Just Because 1938
Charlie Margulis, Russ Case (tp) Will Bradley, Jack Jenney (tb) Toots Mondello, Arnold Brilhart, Eric White (as) Henry Wade, Hank Ross (ts) Claude Thornhill (p) Larry Hall (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Sam Weiss (d) Barry McKinley (vcl) Franklyn Marks (arr)
22476-1 Brunswick 8094 MP3

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