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1930's and 1940's Swing Era music programs by Bud Pearson
The Swing Era


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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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Monday 27, 2017

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Ben Webster And His Orchestra Woke Up Clipped 1944
Hot Lips Page (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Clyde Hart (p), Charlie Drayton (sb), Denzil Best (dm)
N1633-1 Circle CLP42 MP3
Bon Bon And His Buddies I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire 1941
Bon Bon (vcl) [pseudonym for George Tunnell (vcl) ] acc by Joe Thomas (tp) Eddie Durham (tb,g) Buster Smith (cl) Jackie Fields (as) Jimmy Phipps (p) Al Hall (b) Jack Parker (d)
69557-A Decca 3980 MP3
Skeets Tolbert And His Gentlemen Of Swing I Can't Go For You 1940
Skeets Tolbert-Cl/As/Dir, Carl Smith-T, Otis Hicks-Ts, Red Richards-P/Voc, John Drummond-B, Hubert Pettaway-D,
67298-A Decca 7722 MP3
FLAC
Lester Young And His Band Jumpin' At The Woodside 1947
Lester Young (ts) Argonne Thornton (p) [aka Sadik Hakim (p) ] Fred Lacey (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Lyndell Marshall (d)
124-3 Aladdin 200 MP3
Michel Warlop, Garland Wilson Limehouse Blues 1938
Michel Warlop (vln), Garland Wilson (p)
OSW-19-1 Pathé 1727281 MP3
FLAC
Jelly Roll Morton Big Foot Ham 1924
Jelly Roll Morton (p solo)
11912-A Gennett 5552 MP3
The Spirits Of Rhythm I Got Rhythm 1933
Leo Watson, Wilbur Daniels, Douglas Daniels (vcl,tiple) Teddy Bunn (g) Virgil Scroggins (d,whisk broom,suitcase,vcl)
TO-1335-1 Gardenia 4009 MP3
FLAC
Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra I Ain't Got Nothin' To Lose 1949 D9VB-18 Victor 20-3495 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra I'm Gonna Love That Guy 1945
Al Cuozzo, Vince Badale, Frank LoPinto, Tony Faso (tp) Trummy Young, Chauncey Welsch, Eddie Aulino (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, Ray Eckstrand (as) Bill Shine, Al Epstein (ts) Danny Bank (bar) Charlie Queener (p) Mike Bryan (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Morey Feld (d) Dorothy Reid (vcl)
CO35013-2 Columbia 36843 MP3
Les Brown's Band Of Renown Undecided 1960
Dick Kenney (tbn solo); Dick Collins, Frank Huggins, Jerry Kadowitz, Ray Linn, Clinton McMahan (trpts); Dick Kenney, Roy Main, Jim Hill, Clyde Brown (tbns); Matt Utal, Ralph La Polla, Bill Usselton, Alvin 'Abe' Aaron (reeds); Don Trenner (p); Jules Bertaux (b); Howard Roberts (g); Bob Neel (d); Hubert Anderson & Frank Flynn (other perc, mallets)
Columbia CS-8288 MP3
Johnny Dodds Trio Blue Piano Stomp 1928
Johnny Dodds (cl) Charlie Alexander (p) Bill Johnson (b)
46056-1 Victor 21554 MP3
Eddie Lang April Kisses 1927
Eddie Lang (g) [real name Salvatore Massara, ] solos acc by Arthur Schutt (p)
80693-A OKeh 40807 MP3
California Ramblers California Here I Come 1924
Frank Cush, Bill Moore (tp) Lloyd ''Ole'' Olsen (tb) Bobby Davis (cl,as,sop) Arnold Brilhart (cl,as) Freddy Cusick (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Arthur Hand (vln,dir) Ed Sutton, Joe LaFaro, Sid Harris (vln) Irving Brodsky (p) Ray Kitchingman (bj) Stan King (d,kazoo)
81491-2 Columbia 67-D MP3
Jess Stacy And His Orchestra I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 1939 1112 SIGNATURE 902 MP3
Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra Don't Do Anything I Wouldn't Do 1933 76167 Victor 24327 MP3
Valaida (Queen Of The Trumpet) With Swing Accompaniment Some Of These Days 1937
Valaida Snow t v acc. by Johnny Claes t, Derek Neville as bar, Reggie Dare ts, Gun Finlay p, Norman Brown g, Louis Barreiro b, Ken Stewart d
CE-8486-1 Parlophone F-952 MP3
Dinah Washington Acc. By Quincy Jones Orchestra A Stranger In Town 1961
feat. Gary Chester (dm)
21333 Mercury MG20729 MP3
Casa Loma Orchestra Limehouse Blues 1934
Grady Watts, Bobby Jones (tp) Sonny Dunham (tp,tb) Pee Wee Hunt, Billy Rauch, Fritz Hummel (tb) Glen Gray (as) Clarence Hutchinrider (as,cl) Pat Davis (ts) Kenny Sargent (ts) Joe Hall (p) Jack Blanchette (g) Stanley Dennis (b) Tony Briglia (d)
14855-A Brunswick 6886 MP3
Chris Connor Driftwood 1956
acc. by Sam Most (fl), Eddie Costa (vib), Ralph Sharon (p), Joe Puma (g), Oscar Pettiford (sb), Osie Johnson (dm)
2246 Atlantic LP1286 MP3
All Star Trio You'd Be Surprised 1920
Wheeler Wadsworth (as) Victor Arden (p) George Hamilton Green (xyl)
23357-2 Victor 18643 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Jalousie (Jealousy) 1946
Harry James, Carl Berg, Hal Moe, Jimmy Campbell, Red Berkin (tp) Dalton Rizzotto, Chuck Preble, Vic Hamann (tb) Juan Tizol (v-tb,arr) Eddie Rosa (cl,as) Willie Smith (as) Corky Corcoran (ts) George Davis, Stuart Bruner (ts,bar) John Cave, Vince DeRosa, Willard Culley, Richard Perissi (fhrn) Mike Russell, Al Beller, Nick Pisani, Jerome Reisler, Ernest Karpati, Harry Jawarski, John DeVoodgt, Bob Bein, Gerald Joyce, Jack Gootkin, Dave Amsterdam (vln) Sam Freed, Bill Spears, David Sterkin, Al Nieman, Leonard Atkins (viola) Cy Bernard, Fred Goerner, Julius Tannenbaum, Elias Friede (cello) Arnold Ross (p) Hayden Causey (g) Ed Mihelich (sb) Buddy Combine (dm)
HCO-2148-1 Columbia 37218 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra Let's Have Another Cigarette 1937 010591 Bluebird 7034B MP3
Karl George Octet How Am I To Know? 1945
Karl George (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Rudy Rutherford (cl) Buddy Tate (ts) Bill Doggett (p) Freddie Green (g) John Simmons (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
KM1317 Melodisc 112 MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra Trylon Swing 1939
Cab Calloway (vo, ldr), Mario Bauza, Irving Randolph, Lammar Wright (tp), Claude Jones, Keg Johnson, De Priest Wheeler (tb), Chauncey Haughton, Andrew Brown (cl, as), Chu Berry, Walter Thomas (ts), Bennie Paine (p), Danny Barker (g), Milton Hinton (sb), Cozy Cole (dm)
WM-1054-A Vocalion 5005 MP3
Russ Columbo's Orchestra Street Of Dreams 1932 BS-73995-1 Victor 24194 MP3
Pearl Bailey Row, Row, Row 1946
Pearl Bailey (vcl) acc by orch. with Mitchell Ayres (cond) Chris Griffin (tp) Toots Mondello (as) Bernie Kaufman (cl,as) Hank Ross (ts) Benny Payne (p) Hy White (g) Bob Haggart (b) Morey Feld (d)
CO36805 Columbia 37280 MP3
Lu Watters Yerba Buena Jazz Ban Triangle Jazz Blues  West Coast 120 MP3
Clifford Brown/ Max Roach Quintet Mildama 1854
Clifford Brown (tp), Harold Land (ts), Richie Powell (p, arr), George Morrow (sb), Max Roach (dm)
18878 EmArcy EP1-6113 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald With Orchestra Come Rain Or Come Shine 1961
arranged and conducted by Billy May
Hollywood, 8/1/60 or 1/14/61 Copied from an original vinyl pressing of the album ''The Harold Arlen Songbook''
Verve V-4046-2 MP3
Colonial Club Orchestra Smile Darn You Smile 1931 E36222 Brunswick 6077 MP3

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