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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
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere 1932
Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddy Jenkins (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Juan Tizol (v-tb) Johnny Hodges (sop,as) Otto Hardwick (as,cl,bassax) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj,g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d) Ivie Anderson (vcl)
B12775-A Brunswick 6467 MP3
The Georgia Melodians Everybody's Charleston Crazy 1926
Ernie Intlehouse (tp) + sometimes 2nd (tp) Herb Winfield (tb) Merritt Kenworthy (cl) Clarence Hutchins (ts,bar) Oscar Young (p) Elmer Merry (bj) unknown (tu) Carl Gerald (d)
10918-C Edison Diamond Disc 51730 MP3
Herbie Fields Hot Five Star Dust 1945
Herbie Fields (cl,as,ts) John Mehegan (p) Al Casey (g) Slam Stewart (b) Lionel Hampton (d)
S5811 Savoy 654 MP3
Duke Ellington And John Coltrane Angelica (Purple Gazelle) 1962
John Coltrane (ts,sop) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Sam Woodyard (d)
11116 Impulse IMPD-166[CD] MP3
Sister Rosetta Tharpe acc by Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra Down By The Riverside 1943
Sister Rosetta Tharpe-G/Voc with Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra: Joe Guy/Frank Humphries/Joe Jordan/William Scott-T, George Stevenson/Joe Britton/Gene Simon-Tb, Billy Bowen/Tab Smith-As, Michael Hadley/ Sam "The Man" Taylor-Ts, Ernest Purce-Bs, Ray Tunia-P, Trevor Bacon-G, George Duvivier-B, Panama Francis-D, Lucky Millinder-Ldr, Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman-M.C.
AFRS Broadcast: Jubilee 38
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Billie Holiday With Oran Hot Lips Page And The Apollo Theatre House Band All Of Me 1945
Billie Holiday (vcl) acc by Hot Lips Page (tp) , rest of pers unknown.
Jazz Archives JA-17 MP3
King Oliver's Jazz Band High Society Rag 1923
King Oliver, Louis Armstrong (cnt) Honore Dutrey (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Lil Armstrong (p) Bud Scott (bj) Baby Dodds (d)
8393-B OKeh 4933 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Body And Soul 1930
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) George Orendorff, Harold Scott (tp) Luther "Sonny" Craven (tb) Les Hite (as,bar,ldr) Marvin Johnson (as) Charlie Jones (cl,ts) Henry Prince (p) Bill Perkins (bj,g) Joe Bailey (b,tu) Lionel Hampton (d,vib,talking)
404411-D OKeh 41468 MP3
Willie "The Lion" Smith And His Cubs The Swampland Is Calling Me 1937
Dave Nelson (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Robert Carroll (ts) Willie "The Lion" Smith (p) Jimmy McLin (g) Ellsworth Reynolds (b) Eric Henry (d)
61934-B Decca 1291 MP3
Earl Hines And His Swingtette Lazy Mornin' 1948
Earl Hines (p) Floyd Smith (g) Arvell Shaw (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
48S454 MGM 10382 MP3
Hal Kemp And His Orchestra Oh Baby 1928
Bob Mayhew, Mickey Bloom (tp) Wendell "Gus" Mayhew (tb) Jack Mayhew (cl,as) Hal Kemp (cl,as,vcl) Ben Williams (cl,as,bar) Saxie Dowell (cl,ts,vcl) Bromo Sulser (vln) John Scott Trotter (p) Olly Humphries (bj) Jimmy Mullen (tu) Skinnay Ennis (d,vcl)
E-27633 Brunswick 3954 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Manhattan Transfer 1940
Corky Cornelius, Torg Halten, Shorty Sherock (tp) Floyd O'Brien, Sid Brantley, Al Jordan (tb) Clint Neagley, Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Donahue (ts) Sam Musiker (cl,ts) Bob Snyder (as,bar) Tony D'Amore (p) Ray Biondi (g) Ovid "Biddy" Bastien (b) Gene Krupa (d) Leroy Elton Hill (arr)
WCO26539-A Columbia 35444 MP3
Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra It Was Swell Knowing You 1947
Frank Royal, Andrew Wood, Willis Nelson, Calvin Strickland (tp) Steve Pulliam, Bernard Archer, William Harrison (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)
74415 Decca 24817 MP3
Jimmy Mundy And His Orchestra All Aboard 1939
Frank Galbreath, Bobby Moore, Leroy Elton Hill (tp) Edward Johnson, Ed McConnell, Norman Greene (tb) Ted Barnett, Elmer "Skippy" Williams (as) one doubles on bassax, Al Gibson, Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Bill Doggett (p) Connie Wainwright (g) Jack Jarvis (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Jimmy Mundy (arr,dir)
US1183-1 Varsity 8148 MP3
Bernie Green & His Orchestra Ring Of Fire 1961 RCA Victor LSA-2489 MP3
Julia Lee Acc By The George E. Lee Orchestra Won't You Come On Over To My House ? 1929
Julia Lee (vcl) acc by Harold Knox (tp) Jimmy Jones (tb) Clarence Taylor (as) Budd Johnson (ts) Jesse Stone (p) Charles Russo (bj,g) Pete Woods (d) George E. Lee (dir)
KC603 Brunswick 4761 MP3
Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra Sugar Foot Stomp 1940
Howard Lamont, Dick Dunne, Wayne Williams (tp) Del Melton, Bernie Bahr (tb) Frankie Trumbauer, Johnny Ross, Connie Blessing, Joe Schles, Rudy Boyer (reeds) Rene Favre (p,arr) John Kreyer (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Joe Becker (d)
US-1419-1 Varsity 8256 MP3
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Gambler's Blues (St. James Infirmary) 1942
Chico Alvarez, Frank Beach, Earl Collier (tp) Dick Cole, Harry Forbes, Lorin Aaron (tb) Jack Ordean, Bill Lahey (as,cl) Red Dorris (ts,cl) Ted Romersa (ts,cl) Bob Gioga (bar,cl) Stan Kenton (p,arr) Al Costi (g) Howard Rumsey (b) Marvin George (d)
70315 Decca 15063 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Polly's Theme (Haupe) 1959
Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Fats Ford (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,b-cl,cl) Duke Ellington (p) Johnny Pate (b) Jimmy Johnson, Sam Woodyard (d)
Roulette CDP7243-8-26837-2-4 MP3
Paul Bascomb And His All-Star Band Got Cool Too Soon 1952
Ed "Tiger" Lewis (tp) Frank Porter, Tommy Waters (as) Paul Bascomb (ts) Harold Wallace (bar) Duke Jordan (p) James McCrary (b) George DeHart (d) ens (vcl)
1218-12 States 110 MP3
King Cole Trio What'll I Do ? 1948
Nat King Cole (p,vcl) Oscar Moore (g) Johnny Miller (b)
2136-2 Capitol 15019 MP3
Bill Doggett Big Dog (Part 2) 1952
Bill Doggett (org) Jimmy Cannady (g) unknown (d)
K9129-1 King 4530 MP3
Geoffrey Goodhart And His Orchestra Padelin' Madelin' Home 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) Ramon H. Newton (vcl)
04115-2 Vocalion (E)X-9657 MP3
Gene Norman - AFRS Just Jazz Body And Soul (pt 1) 1947
Charlie Shavers (tp) Willie Smith (as) Stan Getz (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Nat King Cole (p) Oscar Moore, Barney Kessel (g) Johnny Miller (b) Louie Bellson (d)
MM990 Modern Hollywood 20-695 MP3
Hal Kemp And His Orchestra (There Aught To Be A) Moonlight Saving Time 1931
Jack Purvis, Earl Geiger (tp) or Bunny Berigan (tp) Wendell "Gus" Mayhew (tb) Hal Kemp (cl,as,dir) Joe Gillespie (cl,as) or Ben Williams (cl,as,bar) Saxie Dowell (cl,ts) John Scott Trotter (p) Gene "Pinky" Kintzle (g) Paul Weston (b) Skinnay Ennis (d,vcl)
E-36652 Brunswick 6108 MP3
FLAC
Vance Dixon And His Pencils [Pete, The Dealer In Meat] Meaty Man Pete 1931
Vance Dixon (cl,as) acc by tp, tb, p, bj, tu, Papa Too Sweet (vcl) poss J.C. Higginbotham (tb)
151601-1 Columbia 14673-D MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra It's Glory (M'monia) 1931
Arthur Whetsol, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d)
68239-1 Victor 22791 MP3
FLAC
Count Basie & His All-American Rhythm Section St. Louis Blues 1942
Buck Clayton (tp) Don Byas (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
HCO880-1 Columbia 36711 MP3
Eddie Condon and His Orchestra Aunt Hagar's Blues 1947
Wild Bill Davison (cnt) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Gene Schroeder (p) Eddie Condon (g) Morris Rayman (b) Johnny Blowers (d)
74030-A Decca 24220 MP3
Abe Lymans California Orchestra. Cryin' For The Moon 1926
Ray Lopez, Howard Fennimore (tp) Orlando "Slim" Martin, Vic Smith (tb) Jim Welton (cl,as,fl) Al Baker (cl,as) Gus Mueller, Zip Keyes (cl,ts) John Schonberger, Harry Podalsky (vln) Gus Arnheim (p) Charlie Pierce (bj) Jake Garcia (tu,b) Abe Lyman (d,ldr) (vcl)
E19777/80 Brunswick 3268 MP3

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