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1930's and 1940's Swing Era music programs by Bud Pearson
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Teddy Charles Trio Antiphony 1953
Teddy Charles (vib,xyl,mar,glockenspiel) Hall Overton (p) Ed Shaughnessy (d)
417 Prestige PRLP150 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Quartet Blue Moon 1952
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Arnold Ross (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Bill Clark (d)
15179-2 Blue Star BLP6806 MP3
Ernie Royal And His All Stars Perdido - Part 2 1950
Ernie Royal (tp) Ted Kelly (tb) Russell Procope (as) James Moody (ts) Henri Aspar (bar) Hubert Fol (bar) Raymond Fol (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) John Lewis (arr,cond)
OSW-670-1 Swing 361 MP3
Earl Warren And His Orchestra Tush 1944
Joe Newman, Ed Lewis, Al Killian, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells, Ted Donnelly, Louis Taylor (tb) Earl Warren, Jimmy Powell (as) Lester Young, Buddy Tate (ts) Rudy Rutherford (cl,bar) Clyde Hart (p) Freddie Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Jo Jones (d) Dicky Wells (arr)
S5443-2 Savoy 539 MP3
Jimmy McPartland and His Sextet Come Back Sweet Papa 1950
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Vic Dickenson (tb) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Marian McPartland (p) Max Wayne (b) Bob Varney (d)
MCP-602 Prestige 303 MP3
Claude Bolling Et Son Orchestre Tears 1958
Maurice Thomas, Henri Van Haeke, Robert Fassin, Fred Gerard, Fernand Verstraete (tp) Gaby Vilain, Benny Vasseur, Andre Paquinet, Claude Gousset (tb) Gerard Badini (cl) Jo Hrasko, Rene "Micky" Nicholas (as) Pierre Gossez, Marcel Hrasko (ts) Armand Migiani (bar) Claude Bolling (p) Alf "Totole" Masselier (b) Arthur Motta (d)
CFD (F)J90 MP3
John Kirby And Orchestra Peanut Vendor Boogie 1946
George Tait (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Hilton Jefferson (as) Hank Jones (p) John Kirby (b) Bill Beason (d)
BL-23 Crown 107 MP3
Blanche Calloway And Her Orchestra When I Can't Be With You 1931
Joe Keyes, Edgar Battle, Clarence Smith (tp) Alton "Slim" Moore (tb) Booker Pittman (cl,as) Leroy Hardy (as) Ben Webster (ts) Clyde Hart (p) Andy Jackson (bj,g) Joe Durham (tu) Cozy Cole (d) Blanche Calloway (vcl)
68236-1 Timely Tunes C1578 MP3
Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra Lovely In Her Evening Gown 1949
Frank Royal, Andrew Wood, Willis Nelson, Calvin Strickland (tp) Steve Pulliam, Bernard Archer, Donald Cole (tb) Joe O'Laughlin, Al Robinson (as,cl) David Van Dyke, Purvis Henson (ts) Teddy "Cherokee" Conyers (bar) Buddy Johnson (p,vcl) Bernie MacKay (g) Leon Spann (b) Emmanuel Simms (d) Ella Johnson, Arthur Prysock (vcl)
74967 Decca 24716 MP3
James P. Johnson Old Fashioned Love 1947
James P. Johnson (p) solo
NY-32 Riverside RLP1056 MP3
Art Farmer & Benny Golson Jazztet New York 19 1961
Art Farmer (tp), Tom McIntosh (tb), Benny Golson (ts), Cedar Walton (p), Tommy Williams (sb), Albert "Tootie" Heath (dm)
10630 Argo LP684 MP3
Elmer Schoebel And His Friars Society Orchestra Prince of Wails 1929
Dick Feige (cnt) Jack Reid (tb) Frank Teschmacher (cl) Floyd Townes (ts) Elmer Schoebel (p) Karl Berger (bj) John Kuhn (tu) George Wettling (d)
C-4560-C Brunswick 4652 MP3
Mckinney's Cotton Pickers I'd Love It 1929
Joe Smith, Leonard Davis, Sidney DeParis (tp) Claude Jones (tb) Don Redman (as,arr) Benny Carter (as) Coleman Hawkins, Ted McCord (ts,cl) Fats Waller (p,celeste) Dave Wilborn (bj) Billy Taylor, Sr. (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
57066-2 Bluebird B10706 MP3
Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra A Jacquet For Jack The Bellboy 1947
Illinois Jacquet (ts) Sir Charles Thompson (p) John Collins (g) Al Lucas (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Jimmy Mundy (arr)
D7VB2892-1 RCA Victor 20-3278-B MP3
Carroll Gibbons Plays Piano (Medley) c. 1924-35
Carroll Gibbons (p) solo
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra You Can't Run Away From Love Tonight 1937
Bunny Berigan, Cliff Natalie, Steve Lipkins (tp) Ford Leary, Frank D'Annolfo (tb) Slats Long, Hank Freeman (as,cl) Clyde Rounds, Georgie Auld (ts) Joe Lippman (p) Tom Morgan (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) George Wettling (d) Ford Leary, Carol Mackay (vcl)
06590-1 Victor 25562 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra Isn't It Romantic 1931
Art Wilson (vocal)
radio transcription  MP3
Julia Lee And Her Boy Friends Sit And Drink It Over 1947
Julie Lee (vcl,p) acc by Dave Cavanaugh (cl,ts) Jack Marshall (g) Charlie Drayton (b) Sam "Baby" Lovett (d)
2481-2 Capitol 15367 MP3
James Moody Again 1951
Leppe Sundevall (b-tp) Arne Domnerus, James Moody (as) Carl-Henrik Norin (ts) Lars Gullin (bar) Rolf Larsson (p) Gunnar Almstedt (b) Anders "Andrew" Burman (d)
MR193 Prestige 738 MP3
Lester Young Touch Me Again 1954
Jesse Drake (tp), Lester Young (ts), Gildo Mahones (p), John Ore (sb), Connie Kay (dm)
2111-2 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Herb Lance Ghost Of A Chance 1949
Herb Lance (vcl) acc by p, g and b
C-264 Sittin' In With 519 MP3
Muggsy Spanier And His Ragtime Band Relaxin' At The Touro 1947 40-0139A RCA Victor 40-0139-A MP3
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra The End Of A Love Affair 1958
Ed Leddy, Jules Chaiken, Don Fagerquist, Phil Gilbert (tp) Bob Fitzpatrick, Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte (tb) Ken Shroyer (b-tb) Lennie Niehaus (as) Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca (ts) Bill Robinson, Steve Perlow (bar) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (d)
19381 Capitol ST-1068 MP3
Arthur Young And The Hatchett Swingtette Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh ! 1940
Arthur Young (p,novachord,dir) Bill Shakespeare (tp) Dennis Moonan (cl,ts) Stephane Grappelli (vln) Frank Baron (p) Chappie d'Amato, Jack Llewellyn (g) George Senior (b) Tony Spurgin (d) Beryl Davis (vcl)
DR4269-1 Decca (E)F7405 MP3
Les Brown's Band Of Renown Marie 1960
Dick Collins, Frank Huggins, Jerry Kadowitz, Mickey McMahan, Ray Linn (tp) Dick Kenney, Roy Main (tb) Jim Hill, Stumpy Brown (b-tb) Les Brown (cl,as) Ralph La Polla (as) Matt Utal (as,fl) Billy Usselton (ts) Abe Aaron (sop,ts,bar) Butch Stone (bar) Donn Trenner (p) Stumpy Brown (b-tb,tu) Howard Roberts (g) Bob Burteaux (b) Bob Neal (d) Frank Flynn (perc)
RCHO46595 Columbia CS-8288 MP3
Joe Candullo And His Everglades Orchestra Measly Blues 1926
2 tp, tb, 2 cl/as, cl/ts, Joe Candullo (vln,vcl) unknown p, bj, tu and d. prob. similar to last pers.
11178-B Edison 51826 MP3
Mildred Bailey And Her Oxford Greys You Don't Know My Mind Blues 1939
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Mary Lou Williams (p) Floyd Smith (el-g) John Williams (b) Eddie Dougherty (d)
24232-1 Vocalion 4802 MP3
T-Bone Walker Description Blues 1947
T-Bone Walker (vcl,g) acc by George Orendorff (tp) Bumps Myers (ts) Willard McDaniel (p) John W. Davis (b) Oscar Lee Bradley, Jr. (d)
BW661-2 (CAP-4392) Comet T52 MP3
Mckinney's Cotton Pickers Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You ? 1929
Joe Smith, Leonard Davis, Sidney DeParis (tp) Claude Jones (tb) Don Redman (as,vcl,arr) Benny Carter (as) Coleman Hawkins, Ted McCord (ts,cl) Leroy Tibbs (p) Dave Wilborn (bj) Billy Taylor, Sr. (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
57065-1 Victor V38097 MP3
Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra I Don't Know What's Troublin' Your Mind 1952
Frank Royal, Willis Nelson, Calvin Strickland (tp) Julius Watson, Steve Pulliam, Leon Comegys (tb) Joe O'Laughton (as) Harold "Geezel" Minerve (as,vcl) David Van Dyke, Purvis Henson (ts) Teddy Conyers (bar) Buddy Johnson (p) Johnny Jackson (g) Leon Spann (b) Johnny Foster (d) Ella Johnson (vcl)
82193 Decca 28165 MP3

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