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Cal Tjader Bye Bye Blues 1956
Brew Moore (ts), Cal Tjader (vib), Manuel Duran (p), Carlos Duran (sb), Luis Miranda (cga), Bayardo Verlardi (timbales)
Fantasy 3250 MP3
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue ? 1925
Earl Oliver, Hymie Farberman (tp) Sam Lewis (tb) Larry Abbott (cl,as,comb) unknown (cl,as) Lou Daly (ts) Ben Selvin (vln) Lew Cobey (p) John Cali (bj) unknown (tu) Milton Sands (d)
NN1266/9 Vocalion 15110 MP3
Gus Arnheim Cocoanut Grove Orchestra All I Want Is Just One Girl 1930
Walter Holzhaus, Ray Lopez (tp) Marlo Imes (tb) + other (tb) Tom Sandoval, Joe Krechter (cl,as) George Moore (cl,ts) Sterling Young and/or Henry Jaworski (vln) Gus Arnheim or William Ellfeldt (p) Nelson Hall (g) Ward Lay (b) Art Fleming (d)
54730-3 Victor 22384 MP3
Edmond Hall And His Quartet With Teddy Wilson Night And Day 1944
Edmond Hall (cl) Teddy Wilson (p) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Arthur Trappier (d)
4798-2 Commodore 579 MP3
Original New Orleans Rhythm Kings Golden Leaf Strut [Milenberg Joys] 1925
Paul Mares (cnt) Santo Pecora (tb) Leon Roppolo (cl) Charlie Cordella (ts) Glyn Lea "Red" Long (p) Bill Eastwood (bj) Chink Martin (tu) Leo Adde (d)
8905-A OKeh 40327 MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Star Fire 1959
Maynard Ferguson, Don Ellis, Jerry Tyree, Clyde Reasinger (tp) Slide Hampton, Don Sebesky (tb,arr) Jimmy Ford (as) Carmen Leggio, Willie Maiden (ts) John Lanni (bar) Joe Zawinul (p) Jimmy Rowser (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) Benny Golson, Marty Paich (arr)
Roulette 3-97447-2 [CD] MP3
Pete Daily's Dixieland Band When The Saints Go Marching In 1949
Pete Daily (cnt) Warren Smith (tb) Stan Story (cl) Don Owens (p) Nappy Lamare (g,bj) Phil Stephens (tu,b) George Defebaugh (d)
5100-1 Capitol 15434 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra My Rose Marie 1924
Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as,sop) Don Redman (cl,as,oboe,arr) Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
105605 Pathe-Act 036156 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra Whatcha Know Joe ? 1940
Bernie Privin (tp) Billy May (tp,vcl) John Owens, Lyman Vunk (tp) Spud Murphy, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Ford Leary (tb,vcl) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr,vcl) Gene Kinsey, Leo White (as) Kurt Bloom (ts) James Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g,arr,vcl) Phil Stephens (b) Cliff Leeman (d) Mary Ann McCall (vcl)
56484-1 Bluebird B10918 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra I'll Never Smile Again 1940
Bunny Berigan, Ray Linn, Jimmy Blake, Leon Debrow (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr) Les Jenkins, George Arus, Lowell Martin (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer (as) Paul Mason, Babe Russin, Don Lodice (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frank Sinatra, Pied Pipers (vcl)
048942-4 Victor 26628 MP3
Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band Skokiaan 1954 London 1491 MP3
Billy Butterfield's Orchestra Harlem Nocturne 1956
Billy Butterfield (tpt solos) Bernie Glow, Tony Faso, Jimmy Nottingham (tpts) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tbns) Boomie Richman, Danny Bank, Toots Mondello, Nick Caiazza (saxes) Hank D' Amico (cl)Jack Lesberg (b) Mickey Carrano (p) Dottie Smith (vocal, if any)
G2JP-9757-5 RCA Victor LPM-1441 MP3
The Dutch Swing College Band Weary Blues 1952
Kees van Dorsser (tp) Wim Kolstee (tb) Peter Schilperoort (cl,cnt,d) Dim Kesber (cl,as) Joop Schrier (p) Arie Ligthart (bj,g) Bob van Oven (b) Andre Westendorp (d,wbd,cnt)
Philips P17131H MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Indiana 1939
Harry James, Tommy Gonsoulin, Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer (tp), Russell Brown, Truett Jones (tb), Dave Matthews, Claude Lakey (as), Drew Page, Bill Luther (ts), Jack Gardner (p), Bryan Kent (g), Thurman Teague (sb), Ralph Hawkins (dm)
BW 24347-C Brunswick 8366 MP3
Katherine Handy Lewis St. Louis Blues 1944
Katherine Handy Lewis (vcl) acc by James P. Johnson (p)
Folkways FG3540 MP3
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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra She Wouldn't Be Moved 1948
Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Al Killian (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vn), Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (cl, as), Al Sears, Ben Webster (ts), Harry Carney (bar, bcl, cl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wendell Marshall (sb), Sonny Greer (dm)
Music Masters 65114-2 MP3
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra Ghost Of Yesterday 1940
Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye (as) Kermit Scott (ts) Sonny White (p) Lawrence "Larry" Lucie (g) Johnny Williams (b) Harold "Doc" West (d) Billie Holiday (vcl)
W26572-A OKeh 5609 MP3
Eubie Blake Sounds Of Africa 1921
Eubie Blake (p) solo
41886-4 Emerson 10434 MP3
Fats Waller Ring Dem Bells 1941
Fats Waller (p) solo
063891-1 Victor 27563 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' 1941
Rex Stewart (cnt) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Wallace Jones (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Ben Webster (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (d
061285-1 Victor 27587 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Makin' Whoopee 1958
pers. includes : Stubby Pastor (tp) Tony Pastor (ts,cl,vcl) Dave Figg (ts,arr) Vito Price (ts) Les Burness (p)
Roulette SR25024 MP3
Julian "cannonball" Adderley (As) With The Bossa Rio Sextet Minha Saudade 1962
Sergio Mendes (p) Durval Ferreira (g) Octavio Bailly, Jr (b) Dom Um Romao (d) Pedro Paulo (tr) Paulo Moura (as)
recorded by Ray Fowler, Plaza Sound Studio, New York, 12/7/1962 Copied from a vinyl pressing of the album "Cannonball's Bossa Nova" Alternately titled "Cannonball Goes Latin" This track is from a reissue, LANDMARK LLP-1302
RIVERSIDE 9455 MP3
Okeh Syncopators Footloose 1925
2 tp Harry Raderman (tb,dir) 2 cl/sop/as, cl/ts, p, bj, tu, d
73737-C Okeh 40493 MP3
Nat King Cole Black Spider Stomp 1940
Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Oscar Moore (g) Wesley Prince (b) prob. Lee Young (d)
AM523 Ammor 109 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra White Sails 1939
Harry Johnson, Holly Humphreys, Bo Ashford (tp) Elmer Smithers (tb) Charlie Bubeck, Bill Stone (cl,as) Bill Nelson (cl,ts) Buddy Rice (ts) Sid Brokaw (vln) Harry Murphy, Irving Gellers (p) Sandy Wolf (g) Fred Whiteside (b) Joe Bohan (d) Ozzie Nelson (dir)
037411-1 Bluebird B10311 MP3
Andy Kirk And His Orchestra I Know 1945
Harry Lawson, John Lynch, Talib Ahmad Dawud, Claude Dunson (tp) Milton Robinson, Wayman Richardson, Bob Murray (tb) Joe Evans, Reuben Phillips, Jimmy Forrest, Eddie Davis, John Taylor (saxes) Hank Jones (p) Floyd Smith (el-g) Laverne Baker (b) Ben Thigpen (d) The Jubilaires (vcl group) Andy Kirk (ldr)
73162 Decca 18782 MP3
Bill Davison's Six She's Funny That Way 1947
Wild Bill Davison (cnt) Jimmy Archey (tb) Garvin Bushell (cl) Ralph Sutton (p) Sid Weiss (b) Morey Feld (d)
NY-64 Circle J1033 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra Jersey Jive 1941
Harry Johnson, Holly Humphreys, Bo Ashford (tp) Elmer Smithers (tb) Charlie Bubeck, Bill Stone (cl,as) Bill Nelson (cl,ts) Buddy Rice (ts) Sid Brokaw (vln) Harry Murphy, Irving Gellers (p) Sandy Wolf (g) Fred Whiteside (b) Joe Bohan (d) Ozzie Nelson (dir)
061208-1 Bluebird B11180 MP3
Henry "Red" Allen and his Orchestra Biffly Blues 1929
Henry "Red" Allen (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Albert Nicholas (cl,as) Charlie Holmes (cl,sop,as) Teddy Hill (ts) Luis Russell (p,celeste,arr) Will Johnson (bj,g,vcl) Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d,vib)
55134-2 Victor V38073 MP3
Lalo Schifrin & His Ensemble The Wig 1966
Lalo Schifrin (all keyboards) On this cut: Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (tpts) Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Kai Winding (tbns) Ray Alonge, Richard Berg, James Buffington (French Horns) Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque (sax & flutes) Don Butterfield (tuba) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (d)
Verve V6-8654 MP3

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