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Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
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UK 1940's Jazzhttp://radio3.citrus3.com:2199/tunein/1940sradiostation.asx
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Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra Blue Moon 1934
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
LA231-C Brunswick 7315 MP3
Ziggy Elman And His Orchestra You're Mine You 1939
Ziggy Elman (tp) Hymie Schertzer, Noni Bernardi (as) Jerry Jerome, Arthur Rollini (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Ben Heller (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Al Kendis (d)
037604-1 Bluebird B-10316 MP3
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra Am I Blue ? 1929
Jimmie Noone (cl) Joe Poston (as) Zinky Cohn (p) Junie Cobb (bj) Bill Newton (tu) Johnny Wells (d) May Alix (vcl)
C-3845 Vocalion 1296 MP3
Joe Pass Some Time  5-02   MP3
Jack Harris And His Orchestra Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm 1938
including: Doug Dolman (tp) Lew Davis (tb) Dinah Miller (vcl)
OEA6289-1 His Master's Voice BD-5356 MP3
Machito And His Afro Cuban Orchestra Tanga 1949
Mario Bauza, Frank ??Paquito?? Davilla, Bob Woodlen (tp) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (as) Jose Madera, Sr. (ts) Leslie Johnakins (bar) Rene Hernandez (p) Bobby Rodriguez (sb) Machito (mar) Jose Mangual (bgo) Luis Miranda (cga) Ubaldo Nieto (timb)
Norman Granz (producer)
2172-3/4 Verve 314-521661-2 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Blues Inside Out 1956
Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Joe Newman, Thad Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Bill Graham (as) Frank Wess (fl,ts) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar,b-cl) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr)
2631-5 Verve MGV8291 MP3
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra Toby 1932
Hot Lips Page, Joe Keyes, Prince "Dee" Stewart (tp) Dan Minor (tb) Eddie Durham (v-tb,g,arr) Eddie Barefield (cl,as) Jack Washington (as,bar) Ben Webster (ts) Count Basie (p) Leroy "Buster" Berry (g) Walter Page (b) Willie McWashington (d) Bennie Moten (dir)
74846-1 Victor 23384 MP3
Camille Howard And Her Boy Friends Money Blues (If You Ain't Got No Money, I Ain't Got No Use For You) 1951
Camille Howard (p,vcl) with orchestra
Specialty 401 A MP3
Louisiana Sugar Babes Persian Rug 1928
Jabbo Smith (cnt) Garvin Bushell (bassoon) James P. Johnson (p) Fats Waller (org)
BVE42569-1 Victor 21346 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra That's For Me 1940
Jimmy Blake, Ray Linn, Clyde Hurley (tp) Les Jenkins, George Arus, Lowell Martin (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer (as) Paul Mason, Don Lodice (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Connie Haines (vcl) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr)
051873-1 Victor 26736 MP3
The Will Bradley/Johnny Guarnieri Band Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar 1959
Bernie Glow, Joe Wilder, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Will Bradley, Dick Hixon, Lou McGarity (tb) Hymie Schertzer, Ray Beckenstein (as) Sam Donahue, George Berg (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Bob Carter (b) Don Lamond (d) Clancy Hayes (vcl)
K2JB4473 Victor LPM2098 MP3
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band Moon Dreams 1944
Whitey Thomas, Bobby Nichols, Bernie Privin, Jack Steele (tp) Jimmy Priddy, James Harwood, John Halliburton, Larry Hall (tb) Addison Collins Jr. (fhr) Hank Freeman (as) Peanuts Hucko (cl,as) Freddy Guerra (as) Jack Ferrier, Vinnie Carbone (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) George Ockner (Concertmaster) + 18 strings, Mel Powell (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Ray McKinley (d,vcl) Frank Ippolito (d) Crew Chiefs : Artie Malvin (vcl) Steve Steck (vcl,tp) Gene Steck (vcl,cl) James Lynn Allison (vcl,reeds) (vcl) Glenn Miller (band ldr)
VP-618 V-Disc 201A MP3
Teddy Stauffer & Original Teddies Dans Mon Coeur 1941
Casimir "Casi" Bonjour, Otto Horak, Marcel Fetterl? (tp) Claude de Coulon (tb) Ernst H?llerhagen, Denis Chapelet (as) Eddie Brunner (ts) Paul Linder (cl,ts) Bertalan Bujka (vio) Jack Trommer (p) Buddy Bertinat (p,arr) Billy Toffel (g,voc) Dolf Zinsstag (b) Polly Guggisberg (d) Teddy Stauffer (ldr)
1834 Elite Special 4055 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Ration Blues 1943
Eddie Roane (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Arnold Thomas (p) Jesse "Po" Simpkins (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
DLA3204-A Decca 8654 MP3
Gene Kardos And His Orchestra The Girl In The Little Green Hat 1933
Bunny Berigan (tp) + other (tp) unknown (tb), (cl/sop/as), Gene Kardos (as) unknown (ts), (p), (bj/g), (tu/b), Sam Weiss (d) Dick Robertson (vcl)
12880-1 Banner 32655 MP3
Ella Logan Acc By The Spirits Of Rhythm Exactly Like You 1941
Ella Logan (vcl) acc by Douglas Daniels, Wilbur Daniels (tiple,vcl) Teddy Bunn (g) Wellman Braud (b) Leo Watson (d,vcl)
H 501-1 Classics 24 MP3
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Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Immigration Blues 1926
Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, trumpets ; Joe Tricky Sam Nanton,trombone; Rudy Jackson, clarinet and tenor sax; Otto Hardwick, alto sax; Harry Carney, bass sax;Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, banjo; Wellman Braud, bass; Sonny Greer, drums
E4321 Vocalion 1077 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Our Delight 1946
Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Burns, Ray Orr, Talib Ahmad Dawud, John Lynch (tp) Alton "Slim" Moore, Leon Comegys, Charles Greenlee (tb) John Brown, Howard Johnson (as) Ray Abrams, Warren Lucky (ts) Pee Wee Moore (bar) Milt Jackson (p) Ray Brown (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
5550 Musicraft 399 MP3
Chet Baker My Funny Valentine 1955
Chet Baker (vo, tp) acc. by strings
  MP3
Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet Django 1961
Art Farmer (tp), Tom McIntosh (tb), Benny Golson (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Tommy Williams (sb), Albert "Tootie" Heath (dm)
10626 Argo LP684 MP3
Bud Jacobson's Jungle Kings Clarinet Marmalade 1941
Carl Rinker (cnt) Bud Jacobson (cl) Bud Hunter (cl,ts) Joe Rushton (cl,bassax) Kansas City Frank Melrose (p) Earl Wiley (d)
1608 Signature 903 1 MP3
Sonny Thompson And His Orchestra Behind The Sun (pt 2) 1955
Floyd Turnham (as) David "Bubba" Brooks (ts) Tommy Purkson (bar) Sonny Thompson (p) Clarence Kenner (g) Albert Winston (b) Robert Boswell (d)
K9582 King 4791 MP3
Sarah Vaughan Acc By Her Trio Just One Of Those Things 1957
Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by Jimmy Jones (p) Richard Davis (b) Roy Haynes (d)
15741 Mercury 18PJ-1041/1046 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Let's Disappear 1939
Andy Ferretti, Yank Lawson, Mickey Bloom (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Ward Silloway, Elmer Smithers, Dave Jacobs (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Babe Russin (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Cliff Leeman (d) Jack Leonard (vcl)
038106-1 Victor 26333 MP3
FLAC
Pat Flowers And His Rhythm Just You, Just Me 1947
Herman Autrey (tp) Al Johnson, Henry Ross, Gene Sedric, Steve Madrick (saxes) Pat Flowers (p,vcl) Danny Perri (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Bunny Shawker (d)
D7VB-945 Victor 20-3297 MP3
FLAC
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Artistry In Boogie 1946
Ray Wetzel, Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Chico Alvarez, Ken Hanna (tp) Kai Winding, Miff Sines, Milt Kabak (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) Boots Mussulli, Al Anthony (as) Vido Musso, Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Pete Rugolo (p,arr) Bob Ahern (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (d) June Christy (vcl)
1136-2 Capitol 273 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Did Anyone Ever Tell You ? 1937
Fats Waller (p,vcl) Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Al Casey (g) Charlie Turner (b) Slick Jones (d)
04951-1 Victor 25537 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra (I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You) 1944
same or similar: Stubby Pastor, Charles Trotta (tp) plus 2 unknown (tp), 3 unknown (tb), prob. Eddie Rosa (as) plus unknown (as), Tony Pastor (ts,vcl) and prob. Stuart Anderson (ts) plus unknown (ts), Les Burness (p) Al Avola (g) unknown (b), Johnny Morris (d)
VP595 V-Disc 215-A MP3
Bob Howard And His Orchestra A Porter's Love Song (To A Chambermaid) 1935
Benny Carter (tp,as) Russell Procope (cl,as) Teddy Wilson (p) Clarence Holiday (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Cozy Cole (d) Bob Howard (vcl)
39520-A Decca 460 MP3

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