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The Duke Ellington Chronicle
Blues World Auctions
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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
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
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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Jay McShann Confessin' The Blues - Part 2 1941
Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d) Walter Brown (vcl)
93812 Decca 48008 B MP3
The Commanders Swanee River Boogie 1953 84025 Decca 28659 MP3
Benny Goodman Sextet Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) 1940
Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib), Dudley ''Duke'' Brooks (p), Charlie Christian (el-g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Nick Fatool (dm)
26940-A Columbia 35553 MP3
Red Norvo And His Orchestra You Leave Me Breathless 1938
Jack Owens, Jack Palmer, Barney Zudecoff (tp) Andy Russo, Al George (tb) Hank d'Amico (cl) Frank Simeone (as) Maurice Kogan, George Berg (ts) Red Norvo (xyl) Bill Miller (p) Allen Hanlon (g) Pete Peterson (b) George Wettling (d) Mildred Bailey (vcl) Eddie Sauter (arr)
22843-1 Brunswick 8135 MP3
Dick Robertson And His Orchestra Happy Days Are Here Again 1937
Dick Robertson (vcl) acc by Kermit Simmons (tp) Neal Reid (tb) Woody Herman (cl,ts) Tommy Linehan (p) Walter Yoder (b) Chick Reeves (g) Frank Carlson (d)
61546-A Decca 1125 MP3
Ralph Flanagan And His Orchestra Reverie In The Rain 1953
John McCormick, Al DeRisi, Bill Wert (tp) Ralph Craig, Harry Street, Phil Giacobbe, Hale Rood (tb) Joe Lenza, Leon Hamlin (as) Lou Catanzaro, Sal Azzolina (ts) Marty Marks (bar) Ralph Flanagan (p) Sam Herman (g) Jack Keys (b) Bill Smith (d)
E3VB 2477 Victor 20/47-5591 MP3
Earl Hines Body And Soul 1940
Earl Hines (storytone p) solo
047700-1,2 Bluebird B10642 MP3
Bing Crosby acc by Isham Jones Orchestra Sweet Georgia Brown 1932
Bing Crosby (vcl) acc by George Thow, Clarence Willard (tp) Jack Jenney (tb) prob. Red Ballard (tb) Milt Yaner, Victor Hauprich (cl,as) Isham Jones, Saxie Mansfield (ts) Eddie Stone (vln) + 1 other (vln) Joe Bishop (fhr,arr) Harold Smith (p) Eddie Lang (g) Richard Kissinger (tu) Walter Lageson (d)
JC8592-A Brunswick 6320 MP3
Thelonious Monk & Gerry Mulligan Decidedly 1957
Gerry Mulligan (bars) Thelonious Monk (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
Tk5 Riverside RLP12-247 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume 1947 CO37422 Columbia 37330 MP3
Stan Getz And Gerry Mulligan This Can't Be Love 1957
Stan Getz (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bar) Lou Levy (p) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d)
21701-3 Verve MGV8249 MP3
Teddy Charles Trio Antiphony 1953
Teddy Charles (vib,xyl,mar,glockenspiel) Hall Overton (p) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
417 Prestige PRLP150 MP3
Erroll Garner Lady Be Good 1945
Erroll Garner (p) solo
D 232 Disc 5002 MP3
Mildred Bailey These Foolish Things 1945
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Dick Vance (tp) Aaron Sachs (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Ellis Larkins (p) Chuck Wayne, Art Ryerson (g) Billy Taylor (b) J.C. Heard (d)
BL14 Crown 104 MP3
The Original Memphis Five The Grass Is Always Greener 1924
Phil Napoleon (tp) Charlie Panelli (tb) Jimmy Lytell (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Jack Roth (d) Joe Griffith (vcl)
81885-4 Columbia 186-D MP3
Louis Armstrong With The Decca Mixed Chorus Shadrack 1938
Louis Armstrong (vcl) Luis Russell (p) Lee Blair (g) Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d,orch. bells,xyl,vib) The CBS Choir (vcl) Lyn Murray (dir,arr)
63982-A Decca 25150 MP3
The Art Tatum/roy Eldridge/alvin Stoller/john Simmons Quartet I Surrender Dear 1955
Roy Eldridge (tp) Art Tatum (p) John Simmons (b) Alvin Stoller (d)
2302-1 Clef MGC679 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) 1938
Harry James, Ziggy Elman (tp), Vernon Brown (tb), DaveMatthews (as), Arthur Rollini (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Jess Stacy (p), Thurman Teague (sb), Dave Tough (dm)
B-22809-1 Brunswick 8178 MP3
Walter Page's Blue Devils Squabblin' 1929
James Simpson, Hot Lips Page (tp) Dan Minor (tb) Buster Smith (cl,as) Ted Manning (as) Reuben Roddy (ts) Charlie Washington (p) Reuben Lynch (g) or Thomas Owens (g) Walter Page (b,dir) Alvin Burroughs (d)
KC-613 Vocalion 1463 MP3
Count Basie Octet Neal's Deal 1950
Clark Terry (tp) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Charlie Rouse (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Buddy Rich (d) Neal Hefti (arr)
CO43261-1 Columbia 39075 MP3
Jerry Wald And His Orchestra Shoo-Shoo Baby 1943
flwg is probable pers. : Jim Mover, Jimmy Pupa, Charlie Zimmerman, Harry Smokey (tp) Eddie Aulino, Al Esposito, Sam Genuso (tb) Jerry Wald (cl) Les Clarke, Eddie Caine (as) Harvey Perskey, George Berg (ts) Nate Miller (bar) Andy Ackers (p) Lenny Mirabella (g) Sid Bloch (b) Irv Cottler (d) Ginnie Powell (vcl)
71606-A Decca 4431 MP3
Albert Wynn's Gut Bucket Five When 1926
Dolly Jones (cnt) Albert Wynn (tb) Barney Bigard (sop,ts) Jimmy Flowers (p) Rip Bassett (bj) Lillie Delk Christian (vcl)
9789-A OKeh 8530 MP3
Chet Baker Quartet Russ Job 1953
Chet Baker (T), Russ Freeman (P), Carson Smith (B) Larry Bunker (D)
Pacific Jazz 610 MP3
Edgar Hayes And His Stardusters Stardust 1948
prob. Edgar Hayes (p) Teddy Bunn (g) Curtis Counce (b) Bryant Allen (d)
MM-571-1 Modem 20-524 MP3
Bill Evans Trio Detour Ahead 1961
Bill Evans (P), Scott LaFaro (B), Paul Motian (D).
Live at theVillage Vanguard June 25, 1961 Evening set 3
Take 2 Riverside 3RCD-4443-2 MP3
Ida Cox acc by Her Five Blue Spells Misery Blues [Aching Blues] 1925
Ida Cox (vcl) acc by Elmer Chambers (cnt) Charlie Green (tb) Don Redman (sop) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj)
1999-2 Para 12258 MP3
W.C. Handy's Orchestra St. Louis Blues 1923
prob Thomas "Tick" Gray (tp) + unknown tb, cl/as, ts, p, John Mitchell (bj) unknown tu and d
S71350-A OKeh 4896 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra I Can't Get Started 1937
This tune could be a version shortened by cut of one or several central passages of the version matrix 011675-1, August 7, 1037, in this case the December 4, 1937 date is the cut date
017197 Victor 25728A MP3
Lawrence Cook His ''Player Piano'' & Orchestra The Old Piano Roll Blues 1949
sung by the JIM DANDIES
LAWRENCE (PIONU ROLL) COOK on the label
G-711 Abbey 15003 MP3
Tony Bennett There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight 1954 CO50410 Columbia 40169 MP3

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