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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
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
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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Ted Wallace And His Campus Boys Guilty 1931
Jack Purvis (tp) poss. Earl Isom (tp) ... Allen (tb) Elmer Feldkamp (cl,as,vcl) Bobby Davis (cl,as) Paul Mason (ts) Lew Cobey (p) Ed Sexton (g) Ward Lay (b) Jack Powers (d,vib) Ed Kirkeby (vcl,dir)
151742-2 Columbia 2523-D MP3
FLAC
Brew Moore Bop Boys Gold Rush 1949
Jerry Lloyd Hurwitz (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Brew Moore (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bar) George Wallington (p) Curly Russell (b) Roy Haynes (d)
S36135-5 Savoy 968-A MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) 1947
John Bello, Ray Triscari, Gordon Boswell, Dick Dale (tp) Urbie Green, Dick Taylor, Emil Mazanec, Jack Zimmerman (tb) Tommy Lucas, Charlie Kennedy (as) Buddy Wise, Mitch Melnick (ts) Larry Patton (bar) Bill Baker (p) Bob Lesher (g) Bob Strahl (b) Gene Krupa (d)
HCO2465-1N Columbia 37968 MP3
Charlie Ventura Quartet Blue Prelude 1952
Charlie Ventura (bar) Gene Kutch (p) Ace Tesone (b) Chick Keeny (d)
1107-2 Norgran 118 MP3
Gene Ammons And His Sextet Bless You 1949
Gene Ammons (ts) Christine Chatman (p) Leo Blevins (g) Lowell Pointer (b) Ike Day (d) Mary Graham (vcl)
U7179 Chess 1425 MP3
Eddie South And His Orchestra A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody 1940
Dave Martin (p) Eddie South (vln) Eddie Gibbs (g) Ernest Hill (b) Specs Powell (d)
WCO26908-A Columbia 35633 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven You're A Sweetheart 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)
014680-1 Victor 25695 MP3
FLAC
Barney Bigard And His Orchestra Nine O'Clock Beer 1944
Joe Thomas (tp) Barney Bigard (cl) Georgie Auld (ts) Cyril Haynes (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Stan Levey (d)
BW57 Black And White 1207 MP3
Willie Lewis And His Entertainers I'm Shooting High 1936
Bill Coleman, Bobby Martin (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Willie Lewis (as) Joe Hayman (as,ts,bar) George Johnson (as) Frank "Big Boy" Goodie (cl,ts) Herman Chittison (p) John Mitchell (g) Louis Vola (b) Ted Fields (d) Adelaide Hall (vcl)
CPT-2649-1 Pathe 914 MP3
FLAC
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra We're Breakin' Up A Lovely Affair 1938
Doc Cheatham, Irving Randolph, Lammar Wright (tp) Claude Jones, Keg Johnson, DePriest Wheeler (tb) Chauncey Haughton, Andrew Brown (cl,as) Chu Berry, Walter "Foots" Thomas (ts) Bennie Payne (p) Danny Barker (g) Milt Hinton (b) Leroy Maxey (d) Cab Calloway (vcl,dir)
M-789-1 Vocalion 4045 MP3
Etta Jones Acc By J.C. Heard And His Orchestra Among My Souvenirs 1946
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by George Treadwell (tp) Dickie Harris (tb) Budd Johnson (ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Al McKibbon (b) J.C. Heard (d)
D6VB-2338 Victor 20-1998 MP3
Andre Previn Quartet My Shining Hour 1947
Andre Previn (p) Al Viola (g) Lloyd Pratt (b) Jackie Mills (d)
D7VB1843 RCA Victor 20-3041 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald Acc By The Buddy Bregman Orchestra I'm Alway True To You In My Fashion 1956
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Pete Candoli, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (tp) Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate, Milt Bernhart (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Herb Geller (as,cl) Bud Shank (as,fl) Bob Cooper (ts,cl) Ted Nash (ts,fl,cl) Chuck Gentry (bar,b-cl) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Corky Hale (harp) 12 unknown (vln), 2 violas, Edgar Lustgarten, Robert La Marchina (cello) Mischa Russell (concert master) Buddy Bregman (arr,cond)
20080-4 Verve MGV4049 MP3
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees You're Driving Me Crazy 1930 64351-2 Victor 22572 MP3
Al Donahue And His Orchestra Darn That Dream 1939
Paula Kelly (vcl)
25534-1 Vocalion 5264 MP3
Jimmy Mcpartland's Squirrels Panama 1936
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Joe Harris (tb) Rosy McHargue (cl) Dick Clark (ts) Jack Gardner (p) Dick McPartland (g) Country Washburne (tu) George Wettling (d)
90700-A Decca 3363 MP3
Eddie Condon Quartet Oh Baby 1928
Frank Teschmacher (cl,as) Joe Sullivan (p) Eddie Condon (bj,vcl) Gene Krupa (d)
400899 Columbia 35950 MP3
Benny Goodman Sextet Good Enough To Keep 1940
Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib), Dudley "Duke" Brooks (p), Charlie Christian (el-g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Nick Fatool (dm)
"Good Enough To Keep" later renamed "Air Mail Special Delivery" and finally "Air Mail Special"
26942-A Columbia G30779 MP3
Smith Ballew And His Orchestra What Is It ? 1931 W151701-3 Columbia 2503-D MP3
Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Idle Hour Special 1926
Natty Dominique (Cnt), Johnny Dodds (Cl) Jimmy Blythe (P) Jimmy Bertrand (Wbd,Blocks)
C-644,E-3830 Vocalion 1060 MP3
Ida Cox I'm So Glad 1929
Ida Cox (vcl) acc by Roy Palmer (tb) (cl) (p)
21416-2 Paramount 12965 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra I Don't Like You No More 1957
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Bill Graham (as) Frank Foster (ts) Frank Wess (ts,fl) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,org) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl)
21448 Verve 89184 MP3
Don Redman Mad Love c. 1957   MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else 1937
Pee Wee Erwin, Lee Castle, Andy Ferretti (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Les Jenkins, Frank D'Annolfo (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (as) Bud Freeman (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g,arr) Artie Shapiro (b) Russ Isaacs (d) Jack Leonard (vcl)
017466-1 Victor 25741 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Abdullah 1939
Fats Waller (p,vcl) John Hamilton (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Cedric Wallace (b) John Smith (g) Slick Jones (d)
041531-1 Bluebird B-10419 MP3
Nat King Cole You Can Depend On Me 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d)
15788-10 Capitol (E)EMS-1103 MP3
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra City Of Glass, 1st Movement Part 2, The Structures 1951
Stan Kenton, conductor George Weidler, Art Pepper, alto saxophone Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler, tenor saxophone Bob Gioga, baritone saxophone, Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, Harry Betts, Chico Alvarez, Ken Hanna, trumpet Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes, Bart Varsalona (bass) trombone, Laurindo Almeida guitar, Eddie Safranski bass, Shelly Manne drums, Jack Costanza, bongos
9341 Capitol 28068 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra I've Got A Guy 1938
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Nat Lobovsky (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (as) Georgie Auld, Clyde Rounds (ts) Joe Lippman (p) Dick Wharton (g,vcl) Hank Wayland (b) Johnny Blowers (d) Ruth Gaylor (vcl)
022483-1 Victor 25833 MP3
Kansas City Seven After Theater Jump 1944
Buck Clayton (tp) Dicky Wells (tb) Lester Young (ts) Count Basie (p) [as Prince Charming (p) ] Freddie Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Jo Jones (d)
HL21-2 Keynote K1302 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Something Tells Me 1938
Fats Waller (p,celeste,vcl) Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
021150-1 Victor 25817 MP3

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