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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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Sammy Williams And His Three Naturals I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key) 1938
Johnny McGee (tp) Billy Kyle (p) Sammy Williams (org) Cozy Cole (d) Chick Bullock (vcl)
23121-2 Vocalion 4197 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra I Met My Waterloo 1934
Arthur Whetsol, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d)
79169-2 Victor 24622 MP3
Joe Marsala Don't Let It End 1945
Joe Thomas (tp) Joe Marsala (cl) Adele Girard (harp) Charlie Queener (p) Chuck Wayne (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Christian (d)
5286 Musicraft 329 MP3
FLAC
Willie "The Lion" Smith Carolina Shout 1953
Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) solo
1500-2 Blue Circle 1500-33 MP3
Augie Goupil's Royal Tahitians Tupuha 1938 DLA1585 Decca 2252B MP3
Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin' 1935
Brian Lawrance, Anne Lenner (vcl)
CA-15446-1 Columbia FB-1229 MP3
Mitchell Ayres And His Fashions In Music Just A Little Bit South Of North Carolina 1941
Hit 96 of 1941
060990 Bluebird 11101 MP3
The Harlem Hamfats Growling Dog 1936
Herb Morand-T, Odell Rand-Cl, Horace Malcolm-P, Joe McCoy-G/Voc, Charlie McCoy-Voc/G/Mand, Harrison-Sb, Pearlis Williams-D
90985-A Decca 7283 MP3
FLAC
Ella Fitzgerald And The JATP All Stars It Don't Mean A Thing 1957
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Roy Eldridge (tp) Stuff Smith (vln) Don Abney (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones (d)
Jazz Society (Swd)AA514 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Here Comes The Night 1939
Frank Sinatra (vo), Harry James, Jack Schaeffer, 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)
CO 25285-1 Columbia 35227 MP3
Spike Hughes And His Orchestra Tiger Rag 1932
Jimmy Macaffer, Bruts Gonella, Chick Smith (tp) Leslie Thompson (tp,tb) Freddy Welsh, Don McCaffer (tb) Harry Hayes (cl,as) Dave Shand (as) Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts) Billy Mason (p) Alan Ferguson (g) Spike Hughes (b) Ronnie Gubertini (d)
GB5218-3 Decca F3311 MP3
Les Brown And His Orchestra Joltin' Joe Dimaggio 1941
Eddie Bailey, Bob Thorne, Jack Walker (tp) Warren Brown, Si Zentner, Ronnie Chase (tb) Les Brown, Steve Madrick, Abe Most (as,cl) Wolfe Tayne (ts) Eddie Scherr (sop,ts,bar) Billy Rowland (p) Joe Petrone (g) Charlie Green (b) Nat Polen (d) Betty Bonney (vcl) Ben Homer (arr)
CO31009-1A OKeh 6377 MP3
Chet Baker & Russ Freeman My Funny Valentine 1954
Chet Baker (T), Russ Freeman (P), Carson Smith (B), Bob Neal (D)
Radio broadcast from ?Storyville Club?
Uptown 2735 MP3
Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Jamaica Shout 1933
Henry "Red" Allen (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Hilton Jefferson (cl,as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Horace Henderson (p,arr) Bernard Addison (g) John Kirby (b) Walter Johnson (d)
265144-2 OKeh 41566 MP3
Hoagy Carmichael Acc By Lou Bring And His Orchestra Talking Is A Woman 1946
Hoagy Carmichael (vcl) acc by Bobby Guy, Uan Rasey, Bruce Hudson (tp) Si Zentner, Ed Kuczborski (tb) Jack Mayhew, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (as) Dick Eccks, Mort Friedman (ts) Buddy Cole (p) Perry Botkin (g) Artie Shapiro (b) John Cyr (d) Lou Bring (ldr)
L4321 Decca 23769 MP3
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra You'll Never Remember And I'll Never Forget 1938
Robert Williams, Reunald Jones, Gene Prince (tp) James Archey, Eli Robinson, Sandy Watson (tb) Carl Frye, Claude Green (as) Stafford "Pazzuza" Simon, Prince Robinson (ts) Sonny White (p) Arnold Adams (g) Norman Lee Franke (b) Manzie Johnson (d) Willie Bryant (vcl)
63559-A Decca 1881 MP3
Isham Jones And His Orchestra There's A Gold-Mine In The Sky 1937
3 of the flwg 4 trumpets : John Dillard, Bobby Jones, George Walters, Frank Bruno (tp) Wendell deLory (tb) unknown (tb), Victor Hauprich, Don Watt (cl,as) Tony Zimmers (cl,ts) unknown (cl,bar) Joe Martin (vln,vcl) Eddie Stone, + unknown (vln), Gil Bowers (p) Tommy Moore (g) Dick Kissinger (b) Ray Michaels (d) Isham Jones (dir)
22153-1 Vocalion 3910 MP3
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra Dixie Dawn 1928
Mickey Bloom, Fuzzy Farrar, Tommy Dorsey (tp) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Arnold Brilhart (as,oboe) Herbert Spencer (ts) poss. Arthur Schutt (p) Carl Kress (g) Joe Tarto (tu) Chauncey Morehouse (d,chimes) Bill Dutton (vcl)
400699-C OKeh 41050 MP3
Will Osborne And His Orchestra Sweet Music 1934
Will Osborne (vcl,dir)
16452 Melotone M 13266-B MP3
Ruth Etting March Winds And April Showers 1935 16842 Columbia 3014-D MP3
The Rhythm Makers Sweet And Lovely 1935
Pee Wee Erwin, Ralph Muzzillo (tp) or Nate Kazebier, Jerry Neary (tp) Red Ballard, Jack Lacey (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur Rollini, Dick Clark (ts) Frank Froeba (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d)
Sunbeam 102 MP3
Tiny Grimes Quintette Romance Without Finance 1944
Charlie Parker (as) Clyde Hart (p) Tiny Grimes (g,vcl) Jimmy Butts (b,vcl) Harold "Doc" West (d)
S5712-3 Savoy 532 MP3
King Oliver Willie The Weeper 1927
King Oliver, Thomas "Tick" Gray (cnt) Kid Ory (tb) Omer Simeon (cl,sop,as) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Luis Russell (p) Bud Scott (bj) Bert Cobb (tu) Paul Barbarin (d)
C-809 Vocalion 1112 MP3
Eddie Condon Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out 1943
Max Kaminsky (tp) Benny Morton (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Joe Bushkin (p) Eddie Condon (g) Bob Casey (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
4687 Commodore 603 MP3
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Bob Crosby And His Bobcats Petite Fleur 1959
Justin Gordon (cl) Lou Stein (p) unknown (g) Cliff Leeman (d)
MH-18142 Music Hall (Arg)18072-1 MP3
Glen Gray And His Casa Loma Orchestra Come And Get It 1956
Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock (tp) Si Zentner, Joe Howard, Walter Benson (tb) Murray McEachern (ts,as) Gus Bivona (cl,as) Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt (as) Ted Nash, Babe Russin (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Ray Sherman (p) George Van Eps (g) Mike Rubin (b) Nick Fatool (d) Sonny Dunham (arr)
15636 Capitol W747 MP3
Charlie Mingus & Max Roach Percussion Discussion 1955
Charles Mingus (b), Max Roach (d)
Edited Dec 23,1955 Cello or 3/4 bass tracks recorded and added
Debut DEB123 MP3
Nat King Cole The Best Man 1946
Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b) Jack Parker (d)
980-4 Capitol 304 MP3
Johnny Smith Quintet Moonlight In Vermont 1952
Stan Getz (ts) Sanford Gold (p) Johnny Smith (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (d)
R1108 Roost RLP2211 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra I Don't Care Who Knows It 1945
Kitty Kallen (vo), Harry James, Red Berkin, Jimmy Campbell, Al Ramsey, Uan Rasey (tp) Vic Hamann, Chuck Preble, Jesse Ray Heath (tb) Juan Tizol (v-tb) Eddie Rosa (cl,as) Willie Smith (cl,as,vcl) Corky Corcoran (ts) Cliff Jackson (ts,bar) George Davis (bar) Sam Caplan, John DeVoodgt, Sam Freed, Jack Gootkin, Harry Jawarski, Gerald Joyce, Ernest Karpati, Nick Pisani, Al Saparoff (vn) Al Nieman, Bill Spears, David Sterkin (viola) Cy Bernard, Al Friede (cello) Arnold Ross (p) Allen Reuss (g) Ed Mihelich (sb) Nick Fatool (dm) Johnny Thompson (arr)
HCO 1228-1 Columbia 36778 MP3

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