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Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
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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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Tempo King And His Kings Of Tempo Floating On A Bubble 1937
Marty Marsala (tp) Joe Marsala (cl) Queenie Ada Rubin (p) Ray Biondi (g) George Yorke (b) Stan King (d) Tempo King (vcl,ldr)
04175-1 Bluebird B6780 MP3
Paul Bascomb And His Orchestra Jan (part 1) 1952
Paul Bascomb (ts) + others unknown
U53131 Parrot 792 MP3
Fats Waller And His Rhythm Sad Sap Sucker Am I 1941
Fats Waller (p,vcl) John Hamilton (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
063894-1 Bluebird B-11296 MP3
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Nocturne 1941
Lee Castle, Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins (tp) Hot Lips Page (tp,vcl) Ray Conniff (tb,arr) Jack Jenney, Morey Samuel (tb) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Les Robinson, Chuck DiMaggio (as) Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus (ts) Artie Baker (bar) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Mike Bryan (g) Leo Persner, Raoul Poliakine, Truman Boardman, Bernard Tinterow, Alex Beller, Irving Raymond, Leonard Posner, Bill Ehrenkranz (vln) Lennie Atkins, Morris Kohn, Sam Rosenblum, Max Berman (viola) Fred Goerner, George Taliarkin, Edgardo Sodero (cello) Eddie McKinney (b) Dave Tough (d) Bonnie Lake (vcl) Lennie Hayton, Paul Jordan, Fred Norman, Bill Challis, Jerry Sears (arr)
067737-1 Victor 27703 MP3
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Nat Gonella Nobody's Sweetheart 1933
Nat Gonella (tp) acc by Garland Wilson (p)
GB-5920-1 Brunswick 01537 MP3
Big Joe Turner Around The Clock Blues (Part 1) 1947
Big Joe Turner (vcl) [as Big Vernon (vcl) ] acc by Pete Johnson (p)
Stag 508 MP3
Jan Garber And His Orchestra Too Tired 1924
Chelsea Quealey, Harry Goldfield (tp) Johnny Cook (tb) Bill Grady, Russ Hoffman (cl,as) Tommy Christian (ts) Jan Garber (vln,ldr) Horace Rudiselli (p) Joe Astoria (bj) Joe Rhodes (tu) Steve Brodie (d)
30884-8 Victor 19491 MP3
Blue Ribbon Syncopators Whale Dip 1927
Ted Colon (tp) Herbert Diemer (as,bar) George West (p) Gilbert Roberts (bj) Willard Brown (ts) Seymour Todd (tu,b) Hurley Diemer (d)
144068-3 Columbia 14235 MP3
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Prelude To A Kiss 1946
similar: Fred Trainer, Calvin Strickland, Walter Williams, Ira Pettiford (tp) Candy Ross, John Morris, Al Grey, Charley Johnson (tb) Benny Carter (as,tp) Joe Epps, Bob Graettinger (as) Bumps Myers, Harold Clark (ts) Willard Brown (bar,as) Sonny White (p) James Cannady (g) Thomas Moultrie (b) Percy Brice (d)
V-Disc 823 MP3
Billy Eckstine acc by Buddy Baker and his Orchestra Body And Soul 1949
Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by James Jamison, Edward Kuczborski, Si Zentner (tb) Bill Hinshaw (fhr) unknown (fl), (cl), Katherine Thompson (harp) Milt Raskin (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Sam Weiss (d) Buddy Bolden (cond,arr) Lewis Raymond (arr)
49S3074-4 MGM 10401 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra I've Got You Under My Skin 1940
Vince Badale, Irving Berger, Bill Robbins, Charles Trotta (tp) Henry Singer, Bill Abel, Russell Brown (tb) Johnny McAfee, Hank Freeman (cl,as) Tony Pastor (ts,vcl) Stuart Anderson, Robert Taylor (ts) Les Burness (p) Frank Isnardi (g) Marvin Wittstein (b) Johnny Morris (d)
056499-1 Bluebird 10915 MP3
Sony Stitt Night Of Surrender 1966
Sonny Stitt (as,ts) + others unknown
Roulette RS-42035 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Blee Bop Blues 1952
Paul Campbell, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Jimmy Wilkins (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Ernie Wilkins (as,ts) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Paul Quinichette (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p,org) Freddie Green (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Gus Johnson (d) A.K. Salim (arr)
831-3 Clef 89070 MP3
Eddie Lang Add A Little Wiggle 1928
Eddie Lang (g) solos acc by Frank Signorelli (p)
400183-B OKeh 41134 MP3
Herbie Haymer's Orchestra I Saw Stars 1946
Clyde Hurley (tp) Heinie Beau (cl) Herbie Haymer (ts) Tommy Todd (p) Dave Barbour (g) Phil Stephens (b) Nick Fatool (d)
HL138 Keynote K-640 B MP3
Dodo Marmarosa Trio Trade Winds 1947
Dodo Marmarosa (p) Harry Babasin (cello) Jackie Mills (d)
D-1133-C Dial 752 MP3
Ella Johnson With Buddy Johnson Orchestra If You Would Only Say You're Sorry 1955
Ella Johnson (vcl) acc by Courtney Williams (tp) Sam "The Man" Taylor, Purvis Henson (ts) William Crump (bar) Buddy Johnson (p) Mickey Baker (g) Leon Spann (b) Emmanuel Simms (d)
11356-8 Mercury 70580 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Cool Train 1951
Benny Bailey, Ed Mullens, Leo Shepherd, Idrees Sulieman, Walter Williams (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Al Grey, Paul Lee, Benny Powell (tb) Bobby Plater, Jerome Richardson (as) Gil Bernal, Johnny Board, Curtis Lowe (ts) Ben Kynard (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Roy Johnson (b) Ellis Bartee (d)
51S158 MGM 10979 MP3
Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra No! No! Nora 1942
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
DLA2902 Decca 4336 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra How High The Moon 1940
Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Maxwell, Irving Goodman (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown, Ted Vesely (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Buff Estes (as) Jerry Jerome, Bus Bassey (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Arnold Covey (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) Helen Forrest (vcl) Eddie Sauter (arr)
26491-A Columbia 35391 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Sextet Temptation Rag 1950
Benny Goodman (cl) Terry Gibbs (vib) Teddy Wilson (p) Johnny Smith (g) Bob Carter (b) Charlie Smith (d)
CO44677-1 Columbia 39121 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Hamp's Got A Duke 1947
Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Kenny Dorham, Leo Shepherd (tp) Britt Woodman, Jimmy Wormick, Sonny Craven, Andrew Penn (tb) Bobby Plater, Ben Kynard (as) Morris Lane, John Sparrow (ts) Jackie Kelso (cl,as) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (b) Earl Walker (d)
L4482 Decca 24248 MP3
Bessie Smith The St. Louis Blues 1925
Louis Armstrong (cnt) Fred Longshaw (org)
140241-1 Columbia 14064-D MP3
Chet Baker & The Lighthouse All-Stars I'll Remember April 1953
Chet Baker & Rolf Ericson (tpts) Bud Shank (a & b sax) Jimmy Giuffre (ts) Russ Freeman (p) Howard Rumsey (b) Max Roach (d)
(The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA, Sunday, 9/3/53). Copied from a vinyl pressing of the album ''Witch Doctor''.
Contemporary C-7649 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra The Mooche 1928
Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsol (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Harry Carney (bar,cl,as) Duke Ellington (p) Lonnie Johnson (g) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (d) Baby Cox (vcl)
E28359-A Brunswick 6812 MP3
Hazel Scott Warm All Over 1957
Hazel Scott (p) with rhythm accompaniment
101340 Decca DL8474 MP3
FLAC
Stan Getz Quintet Wildwood (Music In The Air) 1951
Stan Getz (ts) Al Haig (p) Jimmy Raney (g) Teddy Kotick (b) Tiny Kahn (d)
Roulette CDP7 94507-2 MP3
Frisco Jazz Band Dippermouth 1946
Red Gillham (cnt) Jack Buck (tb) Jack Crook (cl) Ray Jahnigan (p) Russ Bennett (g) Pat Patton (b) Gordon Edwards (d)
137 Pacific 615 MP3
Gerry Mulligan Quartet Frenesi 1952
Chet Baker (tp), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Bob Whitlock (sb), Chico Hamilton (dm)
219 Pacific Jazz CDP94407 MP3
Randy Brooks And His Band A Night At The Deuces 1945
Randy Brooks, William Scaffe, Ernest Cassone, Al Boccio (tp) Harry Brooks (tb,vcl) Jerry Barnes, Robert Plummer (tb) Eddie Caine, Steve Cole (as) Ed Shomer, Wilbur Baker (ts) Sam De Martino (bar) Shorty Allen (p) Paul Crenzani (b) Sonny Mann (d) John Benson Brooks (arr)
YTNY 5382 V-Disc 903 MP3

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