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August 21, 2017


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Ralph Flanagan And His Orchestra Reverie In The Rain 1953 E3VB-2477 RCA VICTOR  20-5591 MP3
Williamson Bros And Curry Warfield 1927 80752 OKeh 45127 MP3
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Oh! Moytle 1945 Decca 18651 MP3
Andre Previn I Cover The Waterfront 1946 V-Disc 681A MP3
Woody Herman's Herd I Can't Get Started 1963
Basin Street West Hollywood 5-21-1963 Copied from a stereo vinyl pressing of the album "Woody's Big Band Goodies" Reissued as MERCURY-WING WC-16329
New Orleans Wanderers Gate Mouth 1926 W142427-1 Columbia 698 D MP3
Teddy Hill And His NBC Orchestra Would You Like To Buy A Dream ? 1937
Bill Dillard, Frank Newton, Shad Collins (tp) Dicky Wells (tb) Russell Procope (cl,as) Howard Johnson (as) Teddy Hill (ts) Cecil Scott (ts,bar) Sam Allen (p) John Smith (g) Richard Fullbright (b) Bill Beason (d) Beatrice Douglas (vcl)
06463-1 Bluebird B6897 MP3
The High Steppers (Joel Shaw And His Orchestra) Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now 1932 C1683-2 CROWN 3300 MP3
Jeanette Mcdonald Ah Sweet Mystery Of Life  90074 Victor 24896 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Perdido 1943 V-Disc 037B MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Jubilee Stomp 1928 43503-2 Bluebird 6415A MP3
Bing Crosby - J.S.Trotter Early American 1945 L3749 Decca 23754 MP3
Helen Humes See See Rider 1945
Snooky Young (tp) Willie Smith (as) Maxwell Davis, Lester Young (ts) Jimmy Bunn (p) Dave Barbour (g) Jimmy Rudd (b) Henry Tucker Green (d)
126 Aladdin 126 MP3
Ray Noble And His Orchestra Full Moon And Empty Arms 1945 CO35364 Columbia 36893 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Somebody Stole My Gal 1940 26662-A Columbia 291189 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra What Price Love ?    MP3
Oscar Aleman Blue Del Adios date? missing  MP3
Cannonball Adderley Quintet Dat Dere (Take 3) 1960
Cannonball Adderley (As), Nat Adderley (Cornet), Bobby Timmons (P), Sam Jones (B), Louis Hayes (D)
Riverside RLP12-322 MP3
Sam Lanin And His Orchestra When I'm Looking At You  Champion 15930-B MP3
Peggy Lee Lover 1952
acc. by orch. Gordon Jenkins
82813 Decca 28215 MP3
Ruby Braff And His Men I'm Coming Virginia 1957
Ruby Braff (tp) Benny Morton (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Dick Hafer (ts) Nat Pierce (p) Steve Jordan (g) Walter Page (b) Buzzy Drootin (d)
H2JB2794 RCA Victor LPM1510 MP3
Don Jacoby & The College All-Stars The End Of A Love Affair 1962
Trumpet solos are by Don Jacoby
All arrangements are by Glenn Osser Copied from a vinyl pressing of the album ''Swinging Big Sound''
Decca DL-4241 MP3
Gene Gifford Orchestra New Orleans Twist 1935
Bunny Berigan-T, Morey Sammuel-Tb, Matty Matlock-Cl, Bud Freeman-Ts, Claude Thornhill-P, Dick McDonough-G, Pete Peterson-B, Ray Bauduc-D, Wingy Manone-Voc, Gene Gifford/Dir/Arr
89795-1 Victor 25041 MP3
Woody Herman's Orchestra 125th Street Prophet 1946
soloist: Sonny Berman
The exact dates and venues are not mentioned in the album notes. One of the venues may be the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, CA. These tracks are from Mutual Radio Network transcriptions of several live performances during 1945 and 1946. They are copied from a vinyl pressing of the album ''One Night Stand with Woody Herman''
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Shadow Waltz 1933
Carmen Lombardo (cl, as, vo), Lebert Lombardo (tp), Jim Dillon (tb), Larry Owen (cl, as), Fred Higman (ts), Victor Lombardo (bar), Fred Kreitzer (p), Francis Henry (g), Bernard Davis (bb), George Gowans (dm), Guy Lombardo (vn, dir)
C0584-1 Brunswick 6590 MP3
King Carl (Carl Davis) Acc. By Eddie Davis Orchestra In The Dozens 1949
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Kenny Kersey (p) Gene Ramey (b) Lee Abrams (d) T. Rhodes, W.I. Edwards, Bob Aviles (unknown inst.) King Karl (vcl) pseudonym for Carl Davis (vcl)
S36-114 Savoy SJL2244 MP3
Wayne King And His Orchestra I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) 1931
Louis Henderson, Ernie Birchill (tp), Andy Hansen (tb), Wayne King (as, dir), Burke Bivens (cl, as), Bill Egner (cl, ts), Paul Mack (p), Bill Heller (bj, g), Johnny Kozel (sb), Lee Keller (dm). Vocal trio by Birchill, Hansen and Egner
67545 Victor 22817 MP3
Ray Noble And His London Orchestra Ray Noble Medley  Victor 36194 MP3
Charlie Ventura Quartet Deep Purple 1952
Charlie Ventura (ts-1,as-3,bar-2) Gene Kutch (p) Ace Tesone (b) Chick Keeny (d)
1105-3 Norgran 104 MP3
Teen Queens Eddie My Love 1956 RPM 453 MP3

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