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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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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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The New York Twelve (Harry Reser) You're Driving Me Crazy 1930
personnel of 12 musicians including : Bob Effros (tp) Murray Kellner (vln) Harry Reser (bj,g,dir) Frank Luther (vcl)
1121-B Hit Of The Week 1121 MP3
Eddie Brunner & The Original Teddies Blue Afterglow 1941
Casi Bonjour, Otto Horak, Marcel Fetterle (tp) Claude De Coulon, Dolf Zinsstag (tb) Ernst H?llerhagen, Denis Chapelet (as,cl) Bertalan Bujka (as,vln) Eddie Brunner (ts,ldr) Jack Trommer (p) Buddy Bertinat (p,arr) Billy Toffel (g) Rene Bertschi (b) Polly Guggisberg (d)
1940-1 Elite Special 4089 MP3
Chu Berry And His "Little Jazz" Ensemble Body And Soul 1938
Roy Eldridge (tp) Chu Berry (ts) Clyde Hart (p) Danny Barker (g) Artie Shapiro (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
23701-1 Commodore 1502 MP3
Dave Pell And His Orchestra In A Sentimental Mood 1960
Cappy Lewis, Tom Scott, John Audino, Ray Linn (tp) Bob Pring, Jimmy Priddy, Harry Betts (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Bob Drasnin (as,ts,fl) Ronnie Lang (cl,as,fl) Dave Madden (ts) Bill Hood (bar) Bob Florence (p,arr) Lyle Ritz (b) Frank Capp (d) Dave Pell (ldr)
Pickwick 50DA310 (2LP set) MP3
Isham Jones And His Orchestra Medley Of Isham Jones Hits 1935
Johnny Carlson, Clarence Willard (tp) and Bill Graham (tp) and/or Chelsea Quealey (tp) Sonny Lee, Wendell deLory (tb) Victor Hauprich, Don Watt (cl,as) Saxie Mansfield (cl,ts) Woody Herman (cl,ts,bar) Howard Smith (p) George Wartner (g) Eddie Stone (vln,vcl) Nick Hupfer, Vince Allotta (vln) Joe Bishop (tu) Walter Yoder (b) Walter Lageson (d) Gordon Jenkins, Joe Bishop, James "Jiggs" Noble, Nick Hupfer (arr) Isham Jones (dir)
Viper's Nest VN156 (CD) MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Solo Hop 1935
Bunny Berigan, Charlie Spivak (tp) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Jack Jenney (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Eddie Miller (ts) Claude Thornhill (p) Harry Bluestone, Vladimir "Ed" Selinski (vln) Harry Waller (viola) Bill Schuman (cello) Larry Hall (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Ray Bauduc (d) Smith Ballew (vcl)
17382-1 Columbia 3058-D MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Blue Skies 1952
Dizzy Gillespie (tp,vcl) Bill Graham (bar) Wynton Kelly (p) Bernie Griggs (b) Al Jones (d) Joe Carroll (vcl)
2306 Dee Gee 3605 MP3
Jimmy Johnson And His Orchestra You've Got To Be Modernistic 1929
King Oliver, Dave Nelson (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) 2 unknown (cl/as) Charlie Frazier (ts) James P. Johnson, Fats Waller (p) Teddy Bunn (bj) Harry Hull (b) unknown (d) The Keep Shufflin' Trio (vcl)
BVE57702-2 Victor V38099 MP3
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Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Meet The Band 1962
Joe Newman, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Maxwell, John Frosk (tp) Teddy Wilson (p) Wayne Andre, Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion (as) Zoot Sims, Tommy Newsom (ts) Gene Allen (bar) Teddy Wilson (p) Turk Van Lake (g) Bill Crow (b) Victor Feldman (vib) Mel Lewis (d)
RCA Victor LSO-6008 / 1-2 MP3
Stephane Grappelli And Django Reinhardt I've Found A New Baby 1937
Stephane Grappelli (vln) acc by Django Reinhardt (g)
OLA-1738-2 Swing (F)21 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Jimmy's Boogie Woogie 1945
Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Karl George, Al Killian, Ed Lewis (tp) Ted Donnelly, J.J. Johnson, Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells (tb) Jimmy Powell, Earl Warren (as) Buddy Tate, Lucky Thompson (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar,cl) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Jimmy Rushing (vcl)
VP1357 V-Disc 534 MP3
FLAC
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Mighty Like The Blues 1937
Benny Carter (tp, cl, as), George Chisholm (tb), Jimmy Williams (cl, as), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Freddy Johnson (p), Ray Webb (g), Len Harrison (sb), Robert Montmarche (dm)
AM-398-3 Vocalion S-110 MP3
Ben Bernie and His Roosevelt Orchestra Yes, Sir ! That's My Baby 1925
Donald Bryan, Bill Moore (tp) Frank Sarlo (tb) Norman Ronemous, Len Kavash (cl,as) Jack Pettis (cl,c-mel,ts) Al Goering (p) or Oscar Levant (p) Ben Bernie, Nick Gerlach (vln) Paul Nito (bj,vln) Max Rosen (tu) Sam Fink (d) Irving Kaufman (vcl) J. Kenn Sisson (arr)
1092 Vocalion 15080 MP3
Eddie Miller And His Orchestra What Is There To Say ? 1944
Eddie Miller (ts) with flwg probable pers. : Don Anderson, Bobby Goodrich, Bruce Hudson (tp) Elmer Smithers, Abe Lincoln, Ed Kusby (tb) Arthur "Doc" Rando, Ray Lunsdale (as) Matty Matlock (cl,arr) Clyde Rogers (bar) Stan Hammack (p) or Bob Wrightsman (p) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Artie Shapiro (b) Nick Fatool (d)
transcription Standard tx X-199 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Coppin' A Plea 1941
Roy Eldridge (tp) Norman Murphy, Torg Halten, Graham Young (tp) John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb) Sam Musiker (as,cl) Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Musiker (cl,ts) Walter Bates, Jimmy Migliori (ts) Sam Listengart (bar) Milt Raskin (p) Ray Biondi (g) Ed Mihelich (b) Gene Krupa (d) Anita O'Day (vcl)
H547-1 OKeh 6498 MP3
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Carroll Gibbons Orch Snuggled On Your Shoulder 1932   MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys Lonesome For You 1928 W146409-2 Columbia 1434D MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Limehouse Blues 1934
Russell Smith, Irving Mouse Randolph, Henry "Red" Allen (tp) Claude Jones, Keg Johnson (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson (cl,as) Ben Webster (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Lawrence Larry Lucie (g) Elmer James (b) Walter Johnson (d) Benny Carter (arr)
38598-A Decca 157 MP3
The Boswell Sisters Why Don't You Practice What You Preach ? 1934
The Boswell Sisters (vcl) acc by Bunny Berigan, Mannie Klein (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Larry Binyon (cl,ts,fl) Martha Boswell (p,celeste) Dick McDonough (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Stan King (d)
15358-A Brunswick 6929 MP3
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra A Sunbonnet Blue And A Little Straw Hat 1935
Billie Holiday (vo), Roy Eldridge (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), John Trueheart (g), John Kirby (sb), Cozy Cole (dm)
17769-1 Brunswick 7498 MP3
Charlie Johnson And His Orchestra Harlem Drag 1929
Leonard Davis, Sidney DeParis (tp) George Stevenson (tb) Edgar Sampson, Ben Whitted (cl,as) Benny Waters (cl,ts) Charlie Johnson (p) Bobby Johnson (bj) Billy Taylor, Sr. (tu) George Stafford (d)
51298-2 Victor V38059 MP3
FLAC
New Orleans Feetwarmers Lay Your Racket 1932
Tommy Ladnier (tp) Teddy Nixon (tb) Sidney Bechet (cl,sop) Hank Duncan (p) Ernest Wilson Myers (b) Morris Morand (d) Bill Maxey (vcl)
73501-1 Bluebird B10472 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong It Ain't Necessarily So 1957
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) with orchestra with prob. personnel: Frank Beach, Buddy Childers, Cappy Lewis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Marshall Cram, James Henderson, Lloyd Ulyate (tb) Vincent DeRosa (frh) Victor Arno, Robert Barene, Jacques Gasselin, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Amerigo Marino, Bill Miller, Erno Neufeld, Marschall Sasson, Robert Sushel, Gerald Vinci, Tibor Zelig (vln) Myron Bacon, Abraham Hochstein, Raymond Menhennick, Myron Sandler (viola) Justin DiTullio, Kurt Reher, William Van Den Burg (cello) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Russell Garcia (arr,cond) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl)
21293-2 Verve MGV4011-1/2 MP3
Sarah Vaughan Acc By George Treadwell And His Allstars Goodnight My Love 1950
Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by Miles Davis (tp) Bennie Green (tb) Tony Scott (cl) Budd Johnson (ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Freddie Green (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) J.C. Heard (d)
CO43826-5 Columbia 38897 MP3
Ben Webster Quartet Honeysuckle Rose 1944
Ben Webster (ts), Johnny Guarneri (p), Oscar Pettiford (sb), David "Chick" Booth (d)
S5436-2 Savoy 506 MP3
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra Dolimite 1940
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,arr) Guy Smith (g) Jack Ryan (b) Buddy Schutz (d) Toots Camarata (arr)
67935-A Decca 3312 MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet 1937
Eddie Tompkins (tp,vcl) Paul Webster, Sy Oliver (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Eddie Durham (tb,g) Willie Smith (cl,as,arr) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Dan Grissom (cl,as) Eddie Brown (as,ts) Jimmie Lunceford (as) Edwin Wilcox (p) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d)
62347-A Decca 1506 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax Creepy Feeling 1938 Vol 6-11   MP3
Thelonious Monk Quartet Bemsha Swing 1961
Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d)
Riverside RM443 MP3
Louis Prima And His New Orleans Gang Sugar Is Sweet And So Are You 1935
Louis Prima (tp,vcl) Larry Altpeter (tb) Eddie Miller (cl,ts) Frank Pinero (p) Garry McAdams (g) Jack Ryan (b) Ray Bauduc (d)
B-17240-1 Brunswick 7431 MP3

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