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Links
Jazzbites radio
www.billieholiday78rpm.nl
KCEA-89.FM
Just Jazz
The Duke Ellington Chronicle
Blues World Auctions
Jan's 78-toeren Pakhuis
Le guide de la musique
Tyrone's Record and Phonograph Page
Jazzmasters
VJM'S Jazz & Blues Mart
Mark Berresford Rare Records

Internet Radio
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
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
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
WGBH Jazz Decadeshttp://audio.wgbh.org/otherWaysToListen/jazzDecades.asx
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Bobby Jaspar & Sacha Distel Quintette Everything Happens To Me 1957
Bobby Jaspar (ts), Rene Urtreger (p), Sacha Distel (elg), Paul Rovere, Benoit Quersin (sb), Al Levitt (dm)
EmArcy 980692-1/2 MP3
Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band Alabama Jubilee 1950
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) Harry Graves (tb) Darnell Howard (cl) Floyd Bean (p) Truck Parham (b) Don Chester (d)
3678-1 Mercury 5528 MP3
Lester Young And His Band East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 1947
Lester Young (ts) Gene Di Novi (p) Chuck Wayne (el-g) Curly Russell (b) Tiny Kahn (d)
25-1021 Aladdin 3016 MP3
Earl Burtnett And His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Sweet Sue - Just You 1928
2 tp, tb, 2 as, ts, vln, Earl Burtnett (p,dir) unknown p, bj, tu and d, vocals by orchestra members under the name of The Biltmore Trio: Eddie Bush, Paul Gibbons, Bill Seckler (vcl)
145931-3 Columbia 1361D MP3
Stan Kenton's Orchestra Balboa Bash 1944
with solos by Stan Kenton (p) And Henry ''Boots'' Mussulli (as)
From album CE-19, ''History of Jazz - This Modern Age'', recorded December, 1944
527-2A Capitol-Criterion 10040 MP3
Chet Baker Quartet When Lights Are Low 1958
Chet Baker (tp), Al Haig (p), Paul Chambers (sb), Philly Joe Jones (dm)
Jazzland RLP12-281 MP3
Jimmy McPartland And His Orchestra Jazz Me Blues 1939
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Bud Jacobson (cl) Boyce Brown (as) Floyd Bean (p) Dick McPartland (g) Jim Lannigan (b) Hank Isaacs (d)
91832-A Decca 18042 MP3
Billy Butterfield (Trumpet) With His Orchestra Reminiscing 1960
Copied from an original vinyl pressing of the album ''Billy Butterfield Blows His Horn''. Groove damage is unrepairable.
Columbia CS-8314 MP3
The King Cole Trio Who's Who 1950
Nat King Cole-p-v, Irving Ashby-g, Joe Comfort-b, Jack Costanzo-bgo-cga, Lee Young-cl, The Baxter Chorus-v
5666-1 Capitol EMS1279 MP3
James Moody And His Bop Men Workshop 1948
Dave Burns, Elmon Wright (tp), Ernie Henry (as), James Moody (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), James “Hen Gates” Foreman (p), Nelson Boyd (sb), Teddy Stewart (dm), Gil Fuller (arr)
BN341-0 Blue Note 556 MP3
Henry ''Red'' Allen and his Orchestra I Owe You 1937
Henry ''Red'' Allen (tp,vcl) Edmond Hall (cl) Tab Smith (as) Sammy Davis (ts) Billy Kyle (p) Danny Barker (g) Johnny Williams (b) Alphonse Steele (d)
21630-2 Vocalion 3704 MP3
Benny Goodman Septet I Never Knew 1940
Buck Clayton (tp), Benny Goodman (cl), Lester Young (ts), Count Basie (p), Charlie Christian (el-g), Walter Page (sb), Jo Jones (dm)
Jazz Archives JA6 MP3
Royal Troubadours My Blue Heaven 1927 144643=2 Harmony 494-H MP3
Rosemary Clooney Mixed Emotions  CO45147 Columbia 39333 MP3
Edmond Hall Sextet The Man I Love 1943
Emmett Berry (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Eddie Heywood (p) Al Casey (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
A4703-1 Commodore 550 MP3
Red Norvo And His Orchestra Decca Stomp 1936
Stew Pletcher (tp) Eddie Sauter (mel,arr) Donald McCook (cl) Herbie Haymer (ts) Red Norvo (xyl) Dave Barbour (g) Pete Peterson (b) Bob White (d)
60315-A Decca 691 MP3
Joe Candullo And His Orchestra When Sweet Susie Goes Stepping By 1928
Joe Candullo, vn, v, dir: probably: Jimmy McPartland and another, c / Glenn Miller, tb / 2 as / Fud Livingston, cl, ts, a / Sam Wilson, p / bj / bb / Ray Bauduc, d
8157-1-3 Banner 7218 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Long Ago And Far Away 1936
Max Kaminsky, Sam Skolnick, Joe Bauer (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Ben Pickering, Red Bone (tb) Joe Dixon, Clyde Rounds (cl,as) Bob Bunch (ts) Dick Jones (p) William Schaffer (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Edythe Wright, Jack Leonard (vcl) Paul Weston (arr) by the Clambake Seven as flws: Max Kaminsky (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Joe Dixon (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Dick Jones (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Paul Weston (arr) Jack Leonard (vcl)
101845-2 Victor 25335 MP3
Clarence Williams And His Orchestra Mama Stayed Out All Night Long 1933
Ed Allen (cnt,vcl) unknown cl, poss. Cecil Scott (cl) Clarence Williams (p) Floyd Casey (wbd,vcl) unknown b-d or tom tom
13545-1 Vocalion 25009 MP3
Whispering Jack Smith There Ain't No Maybe In My Baby's Eyes 1927 36888-1 Victor 20312 MP3
Harris Brothers' Texans Gut Bucket Shuffle 1929
2 unknown tp, tb, cl/as, as, ts, p, bj, tu, d
DAL-542 Brunswick 4666 MP3
Benny Goodman Quartet 'S Wonderful 1938
Benny Goodman (cl) Lionel Hampton (vib) Teddy Wilson (p) Dave Tough (d)
025879-1 Victor 26090 MP3
Max Roach Quintet Prince Albert 1949
Kenny Dorham (tp), James Moody (ts), Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (sb), Max Roach (dm)
ST3010 Vogue V5009 MP3
Duke Ellington Montevideo (Aka Night Time) 1953
Duke Ellington (p), Wendell Marshall (sb), Dave Black (dm), prob. Robert Collier (cga)
20247-11 Capitol T637 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Marty Paich's Dektette Oh, What A Night For Love [Long Version] 1958
Don Fagerquist, Al Porcino (tp), Bob Enevoldsen (vtb, ts), Vince De Rosa (fhr), John Kitzmiller (tu), Bud Shank (as), Bill Holman (ts), Med Flory (bar), Lou Levy (p), Joe Mondragon (sb), Mel Lewis (dm)
22576-4 Verve 517535 MP3
Armand Hug And His Orchestra Huggin' The Keys 1949
Armand Hug (p) Frank Frederico (g) Joe Loyacano (b) Fred King (d)
5119-3 Capitol 863 MP3
Erskine Hawkins And His Orcherstra Aunt Hagar's Blues 1950
Erskine Hawkins, Idrees Sulieman, Bobby Johnson-t Sam Lowe-t-a Bob Range, Michael ''Booty'' Wood, Rene Hall-tb Bobby Smith-as Jimmy Mitchell-as-v Julian Dash, Carroll ''Stretch'' Ridley-ts Haywocod Henry-bar Jimmy Phipps-p Leroy Kirkland-g Lee Stanfields-b Edmund McConney-d
E0VB-3036 Victor 20-3667 MP3
Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra All Or Nothing At All 1956
Billie Holiday (vo) acc. by Harry “Sweets” Edison (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Barney Kessel (g), Red Mitchell (sb), Alvin Stoller (dm)
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YBC2930-3 Verve MGV-8329 MP3
The Embassy (Rhythm) Eight Where The Black Eyed Susan Grow 1935
Max Goldberg (tp) Lew Davis (tb) Danny Polo (cl) Billy Amstell (ts) Bert Barnes (p) Joe Brannelly (g) Dick Ball (b) Max Bacon (d)
GB-6977-1 Decca F5489 MP3
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Red McKenzie And His Rhythm Kings That's What You Think 1935
Red McKenzie (vcl,comb) Eddie Condon (g) Eddie Farley (tp) Mike Riley (tb) Slats Long (cl,ts) Conrad Lanoue (p) George Yorke (b) Stan King (d)
39807-A Decca 521 MP3

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