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The King Cole Trio Now He Tells Me 1947
Nat King Cole-p-v, Oscar Moore-g, Johnny Miller-b
1221-3 Capitol 15011 MP3
Al Bowlly My Melancholy Baby 1935 89327 Victor 25007 MP3
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Hey There 1959
Frank Huggins, Bud Brisbois, Jack Sheldon, Billy Catalano, Al Sunseri (tp) Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte (tb) Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (b-tb) Lennie Niehaus (as,arr) Bill Perkins, Bill Trujillo (ts) Bill Robinson, Steve Perlow (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (d)
22356-8 Capitol T-1166 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Ev'ry Sunday Afternoon 1940
Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Maxwell, Irving Goodman (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, Ted Vesely (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Les Robinson, Toots Mondello (as) Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Helen Forrest (vcl) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
26741-A Columbia 35461 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Stop Beatin' Around The Mulberry Bush 1938
Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ed Lewis (tp) Dicky Wells, Dan Minor, Benny Morton (tb) Earl Warren (as) Herschel Evans (ts) Lester Young (ts) Jack Washington (as,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Rushing, ens (vcl)
64471-A Decca 2004 MP3
Freddy Gardner W Peter Yorke & His Orchestra I'm In The Mood For Love 1948
Freddy Gardner-As acc by Peter Yorke & His Orchestra
Monmouth Evergreen 7041 MP3
Les Hite And His Orchestra That's The Luck 1941
Paul Campbell, Walter Williams, Forest Powell (tpts) Brit Woodman, Allen Durham (tbs) Les Hite, Sol Moore, Floyd Teernham, Judillis Martyn, Roger Hurd (reeds) Nat Walker (p) Frank Pasely (g) Al Morgan (b) Oscar Bradley (d)
062735-1 Bluebird B11210 MP3
Earl Hines And His Orchestra You Can Depend On Me 1940
Walter Fuller (tp) Shirley Clay, Ed Sims (tp) George Dixon (tp,as) Ed Burke, John Ewing, Joe McLewis (tb) Omer Simeon (cl,bar) Leroy Harris (as,vcl) Jimmy Mundy (ts) Robert Crowder (ts) Earl Hines (p) Claude Roberts (g) Quinn Wilson (b) Alvin Burroughs (d)
051526-1 Bluebird B10792 MP3
The Harlem Hamfats Hoodooin' Woman 1937
Herb Morand-T/Voc, Odell Rand-Cl, Horace Malcolm-P, Joe McCoy-G/Voc, Charlie McCoy-G/Mnd, Ransom Knowling-Sb, Pearlis Williams-D
91201-A Decca 7367 MP3
All Star Orchestra There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder 1928
Fuzzy Farrar, Del Staigers, Mike Mosiello (tp) Chuck Campbell, Tommy Dorsey (tb) Andy Sannella (cl,as,g) Fud Livingston, Max Farley (cl,ts) Joe Tarto (tu) Lou Raderman (vln) Milt Rettenberg (p) or Jack Shilkret (p) John Cali (bj) Dick Cherwin (b) Joe Green (d)
46354-2 Victor 21667 MP3
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra Cryin' For The Carolines 1930
Jimmie Noone (cl,vcl) Joe Poston (cl,as) Zinky Cohn (p) Wilbur Gorham (bj,g) Bill Newton (tu) Johnny Wells (d) Elmo Tanner (vcl)
C-5370 Vocalion 1466 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra No Name Jive (pt 2) 1940
Bob Burnet, Billy May, John Owens, Lyman Vunk (tp) Spud Murphy, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr) Gene Kinsey (as) Skippy Martin (as,arr) Kurt Bloom (ts) James Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stephens (b) Cliff Leeman (d)
50588-1 Bluebird B10737 MP3
Geoffrey Goodhart And His Orchestra Tokio 1925
Geoffrey Goodhart (dir) 2 unknown (cnt) Freddy Pitt, +1 (tp) unknown (tb) Albert Obregon, +1 (cl,as) Harry Berly (ts,vln) Arthur Young (p) unknown: (bj) (bb) & (d)
04113-1 Vocalion (E)X-9656 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Blue Because Of You 1935
Fats Waller (p,vcl) Herman Autrey (tp) Rudy Powell (cl,as) James Smith (g) Charlie Turner (b) Arnold Boling (d)
88993-1 Bluebird 10322 MP3
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra If My Heart Could Only Talk 1937
Jonah Jones (tp) Edgar Sampson (cl) Ben Webster (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Allen Reuss (g) John Kirby (b) Cozy Cole (d)
20508-1 Vocalion 3440 MP3
T And sgt. Jack Leonard And His V-Disc Friends Sleepy Time Gal 1945
Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Billy Pritchard (tb) Hank DAmico (cl) Charlie Ventura (ts) Jimmy Rowland (p) Allen Hanlon (g) Al Hall (b) Specs Powell, Jack Leonard (d)
VP1485 V-Disc 527 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax Make Me A Pallet On The Floor, Pt 1 1938 Vol 4-13   MP3
The Georgians I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 1922
Frank Guarente (tp,ldr) Ray Stilwell (tb) Johnny O'Donnell (cl,b-cl,as) Harold Saliers (cl,as,ts) Arthur Schutt (p) Russell Deppe (bj) Chauncey Morehouse (d)
80695-2 Columbia A3775 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Sweet Georgia Brown 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 24515-1 Brunswick 8327 MP3
Tiny Parham And His Musicians The Head-Hunter's Dream (An African Fantasy) (tk 2) 1928
Punch Miller (cnt) Charlie Lawson (tb) Charles Johnson (cl,as) Tiny Parham (p,celeste,dir) Charlie Jackson (bj) Quinn Wilson (tu) Ernie Marrero (d,wbd)
46037-2 Victor 21553 MP3
Sunset Band Wolverine Stomp 1924
prob Carroll Dickerson (vln,dir) possibly Freddy Keppard (cnt) Buster Bailey (cl) Rudy Jackson (ts)
964 Test  MP3
Lester Young Flic 1957
Harry ??Sweets?? Edison (tp), Lester Young (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (elg), Ray Brown (sb), Louis Bellson (dm)
21206-1 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Randy Weston I Love You 1954
Randy Weston (p), Sam Gill (sb)
Riverside RLP2508 MP3
Ornette Coleman Angel Voice 1958
Don Cherry (pocket-tp) Ornette Coleman (as) Walter Norris (p) Don Payne (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Contemporary C3551 MP3
Blossom Dearie It Might As Well Be Spring 1956
Blossom Dearie (vcl,p) acc by Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones (d)
20269-3 Verve MGV2037 MP3
Paul Quinichette Jive At Five 1957
Shad Collins (tp) Paul Quinichette (ts) Nat Pierce (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
1373 Prestige PRLP7127 MP3
Ernst Van T' Hoff En Zijn Dansorkest Zondag Maandag Of Altijd 1944
Wim Kat, Johnny Jansen, Frans Vermeer, Wim van Trijffel (tp) Francis Bay, Frando Chirpa, Jan Koulman (tb) Tony Helweg (cl,as) Ben van Peperzeel (as) Harry van der Kruk (ts) Willy Verra (bar) Henri Segers (p) Hans Vlig (g) Nijs de Leeuw (b) Jeff De Boeck (d) Lammy van den Hout (vcl) Ernst van T' Hoff (cond)
16809 Rhthme (B)C5103 MP3
Mezz Mezzrow Layin' My Rules In Blues 1945
Hot Lips Page (tp) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Sidney Bechet (sop) Sammy Price (p) Danny Barker (g) Pops Foster (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Pleasant Joe (vcl)
KJ18-1 Storyville SLP 153 MP3
Howard McGhee Sextet Medley: Royal Garden Blues, Mood Indigo, St. Louis Blues 1952
Howard McGhee (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Rudy Williams (ts) Skeeter Best (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Charlie Rice (d)
Savoy SJL2219 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Them That's Got 1962
Thad Jones, Fortunatus "Fip" Ricard, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Art Davis (b) Gus Johnson (d) Irene Reid (vcl)
16831-5 Mosaic MD10-149 [CD] MP3

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