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October 16, 2019


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The Yale Collegians You'll Do It Someday, So Why Not Now ? 1927
Leroy Morris (tp) + other (tp) unknown (tb) Rudy Vallee (cl,as) unknown as, ts, p, bj, tu, d & vcl trio poss. incl. Rudy Vallee (vcl)
Fragment of a film featuring the small jazzband from Yale with Rudy Vallee is on alto and clarinet, before he became famous as a singer. The band also recorded this song for Edison and Columbia but this is the hottest version
from a film   MP3
The Original Memphis Five She Wouldn't Do What I Asked Her To Do 1923
Phil Napoleon (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Jimmy Lytell (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Ray Kitchingman (bj) Jack Roth (d) Billy Jones (vcl)
81380-2 Columbia 37-D MP3
Big Joe Turner Whistle Stop Blues 1947
Big Joe Turner (vcl) acc by Charles Gray (tp) Riley Hampton (as) Otis Finch (ts) Meade Lux Lewis (p) Ike Perkins (g) prob. Ellsworth Liggett (b) James Adams (d)
NSC338-2 National 4017 MP3
Lionel Hampton Twentieth Century Boogie 1950
Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (Novachord) Billy Mackel (g) Roy Johnson (b) Ellis Bartee (d)
LA5840 Coral 622423 MP3
Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra Where Or When 1937
20952 Melotone 7-06-06 MP3
Howard McGhee Jam Band Trumpet at Tempo 1946
Howard McGhee (tp) Jimmy Bunn (p) Bob Kesterson (b) Roy Porter (d)
D1025-B Dial 1005 MP3
Michel Warlop And His Orchestra Cloud Castles 1936
Alex Renard (tp) Maurice Cizeron (cl,as,fl) Alix Combelle (ts) Emile Stern (p) Michel Warlop (vln,ldr) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Louis Vola (b)
2422hpp Polydor F512736 MP3
Annie Laurie Acc By Paul Gayten Trio Since I Fell For You 1947
Annie Laurie (vcl) acc by : Paul Gayten (p) Jack Scott (g) George Pryor (b) Robert Green (d)
401 DeLuxe 1082 MP3
Jo Stafford A Sunday Kind Of Love 1947 1676 Capitol 388 MP3
Frankie Carle Oh What It Seemed To Be 1946 CO35367 Columbia 36892 MP3
Dinah Washington Acc By Lucky Thompson's All Stars Chewin' Woman Blues 1945
Dinah Washington (vcl) acc by Karl George (tp) Jewell Grant (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) Gene Porter (cl,bar) Milt Jackson (vib) Wilbert Baranco (p) Charles Mingus (b) Lee Young (d)
S1173 Apollo 396 MP3
Brick Fleagle Orchestra Pastiche 1945
Pee Wee Erwin, Bob Sprentall, Frank De Martino, Jack Lambert (tp) Norman Conley, Chuck Maxon, Eddie Anderson (tb) Bill Vitale, Doc Clifford (as) Eddie Lichtenstein, Stuart McKay (ts) John Haluko (bar) Charles Engel (p) Ralph Tressel (g) Francis Palmer (b) Hal Marquess (d) Brick Fleagle (arr,cond)
1006 HRS 1006 MP3
Ruth Etting The Right Kind Of Man 1929 W149099 Columbia 1998-D MP3
Slim Gaillard And His Flat Foot Floogie Boys Beatin' The Board (alt tk) 1939
Al Killian (tp) Herman Flintall (as) Loumell Morgan (p) Slim Gaillard (g,vcl) William Oscar Smith (b) Hubert Pettaway (d)
no tap dancing
25469-? Affinity (E)AFS1034-3 [CD] MP3
University Six Sittin' Around 1926
Roy Johnston (tp) Bobby Davis (cl,sop,as) Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus) Irving Brodsky (p,arr) Tommy Felline (bj) Stan King (d,kazoo)
141840-2 Harmony 160-H MP3
Patti Page Every Time (I Feel His Spirit) 1956 Mercury 70971 MP3
Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans As Time Goes By 1959
Bob Brookmeyer (P) & Bill Evans (P), Percy Heath (B): Connie Kay (D)
United Artists UAL4004 MP3
Eddie Durham And His Band Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well 1940
Joe Keyes (tp) Henry Smith, Willard Brown (as) Lem Johnson (ts,vcl) Conrad Frederick (p) Eddie Durham (g,arr) Averil Pollard (b) Arthur Herbert (d)
68338-A Decca 8529 MP3
Chicago Blue Dance Orchestra (Original Memphis Melody Boys) Blue Grass Blues 1923
Murphy Steinberg (cnt) Santo Pecora (tb) Charlie Bezimek, Roy Kramer (cl,as) Art Kassel (cl,ts) Elmer Schoebel (p,arr,dir) Lou Black (bj) Steve Brown (tu) _ Schoebel (d)
81043-2 Columbia A-3923 MP3
Don Redman And His Orchestra Exactly Like You 1937
Reunald Jones, Otis Johnson, Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp) Gene Simon, Benny Morton (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole, Don Redman (cl,as) Harvey Boone (as,bar) Robert Carroll (ts) Don Kirkpatrick (p,arr) Bob Lessey (g) Bob Ysaguirre (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
M-506-1 Variety 508 MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Yes, My Darling Daughter 1940
Marion Hutton (vo), Dale McMickle, Ray Anthony, John Best, Billy May (tp), Glen Miller, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Frank D'Annolfo (tb), Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz (cl, as), Ernie Caceres (as, bar), Tex Benneke, Al Klink (ts), Chummy McGregor (p), Jack Lathrop (g), Trigger Alpert (sb), Maurice Purtill (d) Jerry Gray (arr)
057649-1 Bluebird 10970 MP3
Charlie Parker And His Orchestra Bloomdido 1950
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b) Buddy Rich (d)
C410-4 Mercury 11058 MP3
The Bayside Jazz Band Bayside Blues 1950
Bill Rohr (tp) Bob Brennan (tb) Len Stevens (cl) Herb Ehlenburg (p) Gardiner McCauley (bj) Jerry Goode (b) Pete Jack (d)
CP7 Record Changer RC104 MP3
Clyde Mccoy And His Hotel Drake Orchestra Smoke Rings 1933 W152443-2 Columbia 2794-D MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra It's A Blue World 1940 unknown unknown MP3
June Christy & Pete Rugolo The Wind 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)
14954 Capitol T725 MP3
Dave Tough Quintet When You're Smiling 1946
Joe Thomas (tp) Ted Nash (ts) Bernie Leighton (p) Jack Lesberg (b) Dave Tough (d)
NJ7015 Jamboree 907 MP3
The Original Memphis Five The Jelly Roll Blues 1923
Phil Napoleon (tp) Charlie Panelli (tb) Jimmy Lytell (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Jack Roth (d)
9173 Edison 51246 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Bootsie 1952
Paul Campbell, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Ernie Wilkins (as,ts) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,org) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr)
833-4 Clef EPC196 MP3
Illinois Jacquet And His All Stars Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby 1945
Russell Jacquet (tp,vcl) Henry Coker (tb) Illinois Jacquet (ts) Arthur Dennis (bar) Sir Charles Thompson (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Billy Hadnott (b) Johnny Otis (d)
4BB Philo 102 MP3

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