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Carl Lorch And His Orchestra Does Your Heart Beat For Me? 1939
Shirley Dean (vo), Orlin Klein, Ray Russell, Phil Godess (tp), Ray Klein, Bill Boyden (tb), Carl Lorch, Kennent Smith, Chuck Bilts, Ort Belesy (as, ts), Emmett Schuster (p), George Shivey (g), Charles Steinbaugh (sb), Kenneth Bower (dm)
040689-1 Bluebird B-10418 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra That Old Feeling 1945
Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Joe Newman (tp) Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Louis Taylor, Dicky Wells (tb) Jimmy Powell, Earl Warren (as) Buddy Tate, Lucky Thompson (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar) (+ strings) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Lynne Sherman (vcl)
CO34354-1 Columbia 36795 MP3
Tampa Red And His Hokum Jug Band Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here 1929
prob. Cow Cow Davenport (p) Tampa Red (g) Jasper Taylor (wbd) unknown kazoo, jug, Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon (vcl)
C-3939-A Vocalion 1430 MP3
Seven Brown Babies Do Doodle Oom 1923
Elmer Chambers (cnt) Teddy Nixon (tb) Don Redman (cl,as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,as,cl,bassax) Billy Fowler (bassax) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) prob Kaiser Marshall (d)
31011-1 Ajax 17009 MP3
The Six Swingers The Darktown Strutters' Ball 1935
Billy Farrell (tp) Ted Heath (tb) Freddy Gardner (as,cl,bar) George Scott-Wood (p,arr,dir) Joe Young (g,bj) Dick Escott (b) Max Abrams (d) Brian Lawrance (vcl)
CAR3506-1 Regal-Zono (E)MR1784 MP3
Tex Beneke And His Orchestra The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You 1947
Bobby Nichols, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Steele, Whitey Thomas (tp) Jimmy Priddy, Paul Tanner, Ray Wright, Bob Pring (tb) John Graas (fhr) Sol Libero (cl,as) Stanley Aronson (cl,ts) Manny Thaler (as,bar) Tex Beneke, Mike Pitkowitz, Vince Carbone (ts) Henry Mancini (p,arr) Bobby Gibbons (g) Paul Callaci, Phil Cogliano, Earl Cornwall, Norman Forrest, Stan Harris, Jaspar Hornyak, Joseph Kowalewski, Stan Kraft, Michael Vislocky, Carl Ottobrino, Gene Shepherd (strings) Rollie Bundock (b) Jack Sperling (d) The Moonlight Serenaders (vcl)
D7VB 0910 RCA Victor 20-2338 MP3
Lucky Thompson Once There Was 1956
Lucky Thompson (ts) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b)
Impulse GRD-135 MP3
Thelonious Monk Quartet Hackensack 1961
Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d)
Riverside RM443 MP3
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees I'm Just A Vagabond Lover 1929 51108-3 Victor 21967 MP3
Rex Stewart Vernon's Story 1948
Rex Stewart (cnt) Vernon Story (ts) Bernard Peiffer (p) Ted Curry (d)
E3883-2 Elite Special 8192 MP3
Raymond Scott Enchanted Forest 1944-1945
similar pers incl. Charlie Shavers (tp) Milt Yaner (as) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Cliff Leeman (d) Raymond Scott (ldr,arr) + others
SR525-A Sonora 3003-A MP3
Pete Johnson Blues Trio Some Day Blues 1939
Pete Johnson (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Abe Bolar (b)
RS655-3 Blue Note BN011 MP3
Kid Ory And His Creole Jazz Band Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home 1946
Mutt Carey (tp) Kid Ory (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Buster Wilson (p) Bud Scott (g,vcl) Ed Garland (b) Minor Hall (d)
HCO2086-1 Columbia 37276 MP3
Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra I'll Take An Option On You 1932
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
SF34 Brunswick 6505 MP3
King Cole Trio You Must Be Blind 1944
Nat King Cole (p,vcl), Oscar Moore (g,vcl) Johnny Miller (b)
MacGregor Transcription 32 MP3
Cal Tjader Hot Sake 1963
Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Bob Northern (fhr), Don Butterfield (tu), Phil Kraus, Phil Bodner (reeds, woodwinds), Walt Levinsky (fl, woodwinds), Stan Webb (woodwinds), George Berg (bassoon, bcl), Leon Cohen, Irving Horowitz (ob), Arnold Eidus, Leo Kruczek, Emanuel Vardi (vn), Charles McCracken (vc), Robert Maxwell (harp), Cal Tjader (vib), Lalo Schiffrin (p, arr, cond), Jimmy Raney (g), George Duvivier (sb), Ed Shaughnessy (dm), Jack DelRio (Tamb, cga), Johnny Rae (timb, perc). Coll. Pers.
63VK428 Verve 314-537083-2 MP3
Oscar Aleman Y Su Orquetra Tiger Rag (Paso Del Tigre) 1954 19552 Odeon 74247 MP3
Jackie Gleason's Orchestra Love Nest 1955
Arranged by Sy Oliver
Capitol W-568 MP3
Leonard Feather's All Star Jam Band Feather Bed Blues 1939
Bobby Hackett (cnt,g) Benny Carter, Pete Brown (as,tp) Joe Marsala (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Hayes Alvis (b) Cozy Cole (d)
65438-A Decca 18111 MP3
Art Kahn And His Orchestra Bit By Bit You're Breaking My Heart 1923
Murphy Steinberg (cnt) + other (cnt) Jesse Barnes (tb) Phil Wing, Roy Kramer (cl,as) Art Kassel (cl,ts) Art Kahn (p,ldr) Clark Whipple (p) unknown bj and tu, Vic Berton (d)
81305 Columbia 16-D MP3
King Cole Trio Slow Down 1941
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) Oscar Moore (g) Wesley Prince (b)
93598-A Decca 8556 MP3
Mal Hallett And His Orchestra The Boston Tea Party 1936
similar: R.D. McMickle, Bob Alexy, Frank Ryerson (tp) Jim Johnson, Turk Murphy (tb) unknown (cl/as) Stuart Anderson (ts) Frankie Carle (p) Clark Yocum (g) unknown (b) Charlie Blake (d) Mal Hallett (dir) Buddy Welcome (vcl)
C-1426-2 Vocalion 3278 MP3
Stella Brooks Ballin' The Jack 1946
Stella Brooks (vcl) acc by Frank Newton (tp) George Brunies (tb) Sidney Bechet (cl) Joe Sullivan (p) Jack Lesberg (b) George Wettling (d)
D-284 Folkways FJ2830 MP3
The Georgia Melodians Yes Sir! That's My Baby 1925
Charles Boulanger, vn, dir: Ernie Intlehouse, usually Mickey Bloom, t / Herb Winfield, tb / Merritt Kenworthy, cl / Clarence Hutchins, ts, bar / Oscar Young, p / Elmer Merry, bj / bb / Carl Gerold, d
10488 Edison 51588 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra Keep Cool, Fool 1941
Dick Vance, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Taft Jordan (tp) George Matthews, Earl Murphy, John McConnell (tb) Pete Clark, Chauncey Haughton (cl,as) Teddy McRae, Lonnie Simmons (ts) Tommy Fulford (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Beverly Peer (b) Bill Beason (d) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl)
68894-A Decca 3754 MP3
Mckinney's Cotton Pickers Selling That Stuff 1929
John Nesbitt, Langston Curl (tp) Claude Jones (tb) Don Redman (vib,arr) Jimmy Dudley (cl,as) George Thomas (cl,ts,vcl) Prince Robinson (cl,ts) Todd Rhodes (p) Dave Wilborn (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Cuba Austin (d,vcl)
51206-2 Victor V38052 MP3
Ella Mae Morse Acc By Dick Walter Orchestra No Love, No Nothin' 1943
Ella Mae Morse (vcl) acc by orchestra, Dick Walter (dir)
86 Capitol 143 MP3
Charles Mingus Trio Bass-Ically Speaking (Alternate Take 1) 1953
Billy Taylor (P), Charles Mingus (B), unknown (D)
Debut 12DCD4402-2 MP3
Tyree Glenn Love For Sale 1958
Tyree Glenn (tb) Tommy Flanagan (p) Mary Osborne (g) Tommy Potter (b) Jo Jones (d)
Roulette R25115 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight This Time It's Real 1938
Taft Jordan (tp) Sandy Williams (tb) Louis Jordan (as) Teddy McRae (ts,bar) Tommy Fulford (p) Bobby Johnson (g) Beverly Peer (b) Chick Webb (d) Ella Fitzgerald (vcl)
63703-A Decca 1806 MP3

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