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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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Andre Previn Should I 1948
Andre Previn, p; Al Viola, g; Lloyd Pratt, b; Jackie Mills, drums
D7VB1804 RCA Victor 20-3043 MP3
Noble Sissle And His Orchestra You Want Lovin' And I Want Love 1929
Pike Davis, Demas Dean (tp) James Reevy (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,sop,as) Rudy Jackson (cl,as) Ralph Duquesne (cl,as,ts) Ramon Usera (cl,ts) Juice Wilson, William Rosemand (vln) Lloyd Pinckney (p) Warren Harris (bj) Henry "Bass" Edwards (tu) John Ricks (b) Jesse Baltimore (d) Noble Sissle (vcl,dir)
Bb-18033-1,2 HMV B5723 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra Sweetie Pie 1934
KS (vcl)
CP1093-A Brunswick 6965 MP3
Bob Haggart And His Boys Rumble, Ramble 1948
Chris Griffin (tp) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Toots Mondello (as) Art Drellinger (ts) Stan Freeman (p) Danny Perri (g) Bob Haggart (b) Bunny Shawker (d) Jimmy Brown (vcl)
V-Disc 830 MP3
FLAC
Johnny Green And His Orchestra I Never Saw A Better Night 1935
Marjory Logan, Jimmy Farrell (vcl)
17737-1 Brunswick 7497 MP3
Babs Gonzalez And His Orchestra Still Wailin' 1952
prob. Dave Burns (tp) Don Coles (tb) Pee Wee Moore (bar) Sadik Hakim (p) Larry Goins (b) Chink Williams (d) Babs Gonzales (vcl)
K9242-3 King 4615 MP3
The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band Symphony 1945
Zeke Zarchy, Whitey Thomas, Bobby Nichols, Bernie Privin, Jack Steele (tp) Jimmy Priddy, John Halliburton, Larry Hall, Nat Peck (tb) Addison Collins Jr. (fhr) Hank Freeman (as) Peanuts Hucko (cl,as) Freddy Guerra (as) Jack Ferrier, Vinnie Carbone (ts) Mannie Thaler (bar) George Ockner (concertmaster) + 21 strings Stan Freeman (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Ray McKinley, Frank Ippolito (d) Jack Russin (p) Joe Shulman (b) Johnny Desmond (vcl) Jerry Gray (cond)
V-Disc 601A MP3
Eddie Brunner And The Original Teddies No Can Do 1946
Philippe Brun, Alberto Quarella, Hazy Osterwald (tp) Claude De Coulon (tb) Ernst Hollerhagen (cl) Bertalan Bujka (as,cl) Werner Zimmermann (as) Paul Linder (ts,cl) Eddie Brunner (ts,cl,ldr) Buddy Bertinat (p,arr) Billy Toffel (g) Gene Favre (b) Polly Guggisberg (d) Phyllis Heymans (vcl)
E3247 Elite Special 4513 MP3
Valaida Snow With Swing Accompaniment Where Is The Sun ? 1937
Valaida Snow (tp,vcl) Johnny Claes (tp) Derek Neville (as,bar) Reggie Dare (ts) Gun Finlay (p) Norman Brown (g) Louis Barreiro (b) Ken Stewart (d)
CE-8482-1 Parlophone (E)F-868 MP3
Ted Weems And His Orchestra No Other Love 1929
Art Weems, Merrill Conner (tp) Pete Beilman (tb) Dick Cunliffe (cl,as,bar) unknown (cl,as,bar) Parker Gibbs (cl,ts) prob. Bob Royce (p) Art Jarrett (bj) Sam Olver (tu) Ormand Downes (d) Ted Weems (ldr) Frank Munn (vcl)
49189-7 Victor 21840 MP3
Ray Noble And His Orchestra Looking On The Bright Side Of Life 1932 OB3182 Victor 24212 MP3
Rose Marie Say That You Were Teasing Me 1932 71940-1 Victor 22960 MP3
The Boswell Sisters Sophisticated Lady 1933
The Boswell Sisters (vcl) acc by Mannie Weinstock (tp) Charlie Butterfield (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,as) Chester Hazlett (as) Harry Hoffman (vln) Martha Boswell (p) Perry Botkin (g,bj) Dick Cherwin (b) Stan King (d)
13990-A Brunswick 6650 MP3
Georgia White The Blues Ain't Nothin' But ... ? 1938
Georgia White (vcl,p) acc by Ikey Robinson (g) John Lindsay (b)
91545-A Decca 7562 MP3
Clyde Mccoy And His Orchestra Sugar Blues 1931 W151238 Columbia 2389-D MP3
Lucky Thompson Quartet Sophisticated Lady (a) These Foolish Things (b) 1956
Lucky Thompson (ts,arr) Emmett Berry (tp) Henri Renaud (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Gerard "Dave" Pochonet (d)
LD433(a) LD489(b) Ducretet-Thomson 250V24 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Connie Inn Orchestra Sweet Music 1931
Rex Stewart (cnt) Bobby Stark (tp) Claude Jones (tb) Russell Procope (cl,as) Edgar Sampson (as, vln) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Clarence Holiday (g) John Kirby (tu) Walter Johnson (d) Dick Robertson (vcl)
70141-1 Victor 22775 MP3
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra Off Time 1929
Jimmie Noone (cl) Joe Poston (as) Zinky Cohn (p) Junie Cobb (bj) Johnny Wells (d) prob. George Mitchell (cnt) Fayette Williams (tb) Bill Newton (tu)
C-3900-A Vocalion 15819 MP3
Tal Henry And His Orchestra My Little Old Home Down In New Orleans 1928
Gordon Martin, Doc Dibert (cnt) Chet Lincoln (tb) Walter Fellman (cl,sop,as) Walter Brown (cl,as,vcl) Francis Ellsworth (cl,ts) Paul Kenestrick (p) Ivan Morris (bj,tp,vcl) Chester Shaw (tu,vcl) Charlie Hudson (d) Tal Henry (ldr,vln) whenever present
48432-3 Victor 40034 MP3
Harry Roy And His Band Steppin' Out At Midnight 1937
Alf Horton (tp) Harry Roy (dir) Bert Wilton, Tom Porter (tp) Jack Collins, Dick Boothroyd (tb) Harry Roy (cl,as,ts,vcl) Nat Temple (cl,as) Joe Arbiter, Harry Goss, Abe Romaine (cl,ts,bar) Stanley Black, Norman White (p) Tommy Venn (g) Maurice Sterndale (vln) Len Harrison (b) Ray Ellington (d)
DR 8627 Decca F.41009 MP3
Nat Brandwynne And His Stork Club Orchestra Take My Heart 1936 19322 Brunswick 7676 MP3
Ethel Waters Lonesome Swallow 1928
Ethel Waters (vcl) acc by James P. Johnson (p)
146871-1 Columbia 14411-D MP3
King Mutt And His Tennessee Thumpers Original Stomps 1929
Punch Miller (cnt) King Mutt (cl,as) Jimmy Blythe (p) prob Willie Baker (g) unknown mand, Marcus Norman (d)
14791 Supertone 9431 MP3
Phil Harris And His Orchestra Smoke ! Smoke ! Smoke ! (That Cigarrette) 1947 RCA Victor 2370 MP3
Don Baker Charmaine 1946
New York CIty
at the Paramount Theatre Organ
V-Disc 688A MP3
Metronome All Stars Double Date 1950
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Kai Winding (tb) Buddy DeFranco (cl) Lee Konitz (as) Stan Getz (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Lennie Tristano (p) Billy Bauer (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Max Roach (d) Pete Rugolo (arr)
CO42629-1A Columbia 38734 MP3
Isham Jones And His Rainbow Orchestra Jean 1920
Carroll Martin (tb) Isham Jones (ts) Leo Murphy (vln) Al Eldridge (p) Charles McNeill (bj) John Kuhn (tu) Joe Frank (d)
3792 Brunswick 5012 MP3
Kansas City Five Get Yourself A Monkey Man And Make Him Strut His Stuff 1924
Bubber Miley (cnt) Jake Frazier (tb) Bob Fuller (cl,as) Louis Hooper (p) Elmer Snowden (bj)
105643 Perfect 14356 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra The Anniversary Waltz 1941
Roy Eldridge, Norman Murphy, Torg Halten, Graham Young (tp) John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb) Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Musiker (as,cl) Walter Bates, Jimmy Migliori (ts) Sam Listengart (bar) Milt Raskin (p) Ray Biondi (g) Ed Mihelich (b) Gene Krupa (d) Johnny Desmond (vcl)
H526-1 OKeh 6465 MP3
Garnet Clark And His Hot Clubs Four The Object Of My Affection 1935
Bill Coleman (tp,vcl) George Johnson (cl,as) Garnet Clark (p) Django Reinhardt (g) June Cole (b)
OLA-732-1 Gramophone K-7618 MP3

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