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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
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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Gus Viseur & Son Orchestre Begin The Beguine 1940
Andre Lluis (cl) Gus Viseur (accor) Jean "Matelo" Ferret, Rene "Chalin" Ferret (g) Maurice Speileux (b)
CL7361-1 Columbia DF2787 MP3
Cannonball Adderley Quintet You Got It 1959
(remarks by Cannonball)
Riverside RLP12-311 MP3
Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra Cover Me Up With Sunshine Of Virginia 1924
Fuzzy Farrar, Ray Lodwig, Tex Brewster (tp) Bill Rank, Tommy Dorsey (tb) Doc Ryker, Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Don Murray (cl,ts) Joe Venuti (vln) Dewey Bergman, Paul Mertz (p) Howdy Quicksell (bj) Irish Henry (tu) Charles Horvath (d)
29814-4 Victor 19317 MP3
Ted Lewis And His Band Hot Lips 1922
Walter Kahn, Dave Klein (cor), Harry Raderman (tb), Ted Lewis (cl, as), unknown (bsx), Dick Reynolds (p), John Lucas (d)
80463 Columbia A3676 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra An Earful Of Music 1934
KS (vcl)
16072 Brunswick 6989 MP3
Hampton Hawes Trio Stella By Starlight 1956
Hampton Hawes (p) Paul Chambers (b) Larance Marable (d)
Original Jazz Classics OJC CD1035-2 MP3
Varsity Seven Scratch My Back 1939
Benny Carter (tp,as) Danny Polo (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Joe Sullivan (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Artie Bernstein (b) George Wettling (d)
US1160-1 Varsity 8135 MP3
Louis Armstrong At The Newport Jazz Festival When It's Sleepy Time Down South 1960
Louis Armstrong (tp) Trummy Young (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Mort Herbert (b) Danny Barcelona (d)
Omega Classics OCD3024 MP3
Ted Lewis And His Band Here You Come With Love 1933
Muggsy Spanier, Dave Klein (cnt) George Brunies, Sammy Blank (tb) Rod Cless or unknown (cl,as) Slats Long (cl,as,ts) Leo Dale (cl,ts) Ted Lewis (cl,c-mel) Jack Aaronson (p) Tony Gerhardi (g) Jimmy Moore (b) John Lucas (d)
152454-2 Columbia 2799-D MP3
Quintet Du Hot Club De France All Of Me 1940
Hubert Rostaing (cl) Alix Combelle (ts) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Francis Luca (b) Pierre Fouad (d)
OSW157-1 Swing (F)218 MP3
King Mutt And His Tennessee Thumpers Good Time Mama 1929
Punch Miller (cnt) King Mutt (cl,as) Jimmy Blythe (p) prob Willie Baker (g) unknown mand, Marcus Norman (d)
14793 Gennett 6844 MP3
Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra In My Merry Oldsmobile 1927
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt), Fuzzy Farrar (tp) Ray Lodwig (tp,vcl), Spiegle Willcox, Bill Rank (tb), Don Murray (cl,as,bar), Doc Ryker (as,vcl), Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel), Itzy Riskin (p), Howdy Quicksell (bj,vcl), Steve Brown (b), Chauncey Morehouse (d)
38268-1,2 Broadway 102 MP3
Esquire All American Jazz Stars 1. Blues (Esquire Blues) 2. Esquire Bounce 1944
Roy Eldridge (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Art Tatum (p) Al Casey (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
VP469 V-Disc 163 MP3
Benny Golson Quartet Just In Time 1962
Benny Golson (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Ron Carter (sb), Art Taylor (dm)
12084 Argo LP716 MP3
Martha Tilton - Dean Elliot Orchestra That's My Desire 1947 1756-5 Capitol 395 MP3
Ben Bernie And His Roosevelt Orchestra Me 1931
Donald Bryan, Phil Hart (tp) Paul Weigan (tb) Len Kavash, Dick Stabile (cl,as) Manny Prager (cl,as,ts) Nick Gerlach (vln) Ben Bernie (vln,vcl) Al Goering (p) Clay Bryson (bj) Merrill Kline (tu,b) Dillon Ober (d,xyl)
E-37004 Brunswick 6166 MP3
Garland Wilson You Rascal You 1933
Garland Wilson (p) solo
5750bdp Brunswick A-500359 MP3
Les Elgart And His Orchestra The Boy Next Door 1960's
Les Elgart (tp,ldr) rest unknown
Columbia CL-1008 MP3
Hazel Scott In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning 1956
Hazel Scott (p) with rhythm accompaniment
101230 Decca DL8474 MP3
FLAC
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Faithful Forever 1939
Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Maxwell, Johnny Martell (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, Ted Vesely (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Buff Estes (as) Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Arnold Covey (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Mildred Bailey (vcl) Eddie Sauter (arr)
26201-A Columbia 35289 MP3
Meade Lux Lewis Tell Your Story (no 2) 1940
Meade Lux Lewis (p) solo
RS794-B Blue Note 22 MP3
Johnny Long And His Orchestra The White Star Of Sigma Nu 1942
band (vcl)
70988 V-Disc 332B1 MP3
Gus Deloof And His Music From The "Victory Club" Take The "A" Train 1946
Gus Deloof (tp) David Bee (cl) Harry Turf (cl,as,vln) Rudy Bruder (p) Leon "Podoum" Demol (g) Roger Desimpel (b) John Kluger (d)
7053 Victory (B) 9005 MP3
Bob Howard And His Orchestra Ev'ry Day 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)
39519-A Decca 460 MP3
FLAC
Ella Fitzgerald Acc By Buddy Bregman Orchestra Isn't It Romantic ? 1956
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Ray Linn (tp) Vince DeRosa (fhr) Bob Cooper (oboe,eng-hrn) Ted Nash (fl) Abe Most (cl) Chuck Gentry (b-cl) Paul Smith (p,celeste) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Milt Holland (perc,glock.) Corky Hale (harp) 12 unknown (vln), 4 violas, Edgar Lustgarten, Robert La Marchina (cello) Mischa Russell (concert master) Buddy Bregman (arr,cond)
20250-1 Verve MGV4023 MP3
Sonny Stitt Count Every Star 1950
Sonny Stitt (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Eugene Wright (b) Wesley Landers (d)
90-A Prestige 718 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra It's Sand, Man 1942
Buck Clayton (tp,arr) Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis (tp) Robert Scott, Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells (tb) Earl Warren (as) Caughey Roberts (as) Don Byas, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (bar,as) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
HCO892-1 Columbia 36647 MP3
Boots And His Buddies Gone 1938
Charlie Anderson, Percy Bush, C.H. Jones, L.D. Harris (tp) George Corley (tb) Alva Brooks, Arthur Hampton (as) Baker Millian, David Ellis (ts) A.J. Johnson (p) Jeff Thomas (g) Walter McHenry (b) Boots Douglas (d) Henderson Glass (vcl)
022198-1 Bluebird B7596 MP3
Sol K. Bright And His Hollywaiians Heat Wave 1934 79111-2 Victor 24671 MP3
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WNEW Saturday Night Swing Session Honeysuckle Rose 1941
Al Casey (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Specs Powell (d)
WS5012 VOX 16029 MP3

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