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August 11, 2020


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Don Byas Quartet London Donnie (Danny Boy) 1946
Don Byas (ts) Teddy Brannon (p,celeste) Franklin Skeete (b) Fred Radcliffe (d)
59049 Savoy 628 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Lullaby In Rhythm 1938
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Milt Yaner, Dave Matthews (as) Bud Freeman, Arthur Rollini (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Ben Heller (g) Harry Goodman (b) Dave Tough (d) Edgar Sampson (arr)
022415-1 Victor 25827 MP3
Duke Ellington Solitude 1941
Duke Ellington (p) solo
065605-1 Victor 27564 MP3
Art Tatum And Buddy Defranco Quartet A Foggy Day 1956
Buddy De Franco (cl), Art Tatum (p), Red Callender (sb), Bill Douglass (dm)
2682-4 Columbia LB 10039 MP3
Boone's Jumping Jack Messy 1941 69827 Decca 8644B MP3
Chubby Jackson Sextet Popsie (Early Morning Boogie) 1944
Neal Hefti (tp) Flip Phillips (ts) Ralph Burns (p) Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Dave Tough (d)
5005 Queen 4101-B MP3
Stan Getz Quintet Lover Man 1954
Stan Getz (ts) Sanford Gold (p) Johnny Smith (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (d)
Norgran MGN2000-2 MP3
Alice Faye Yes To You 1934
Alice Faye (vcl)
16066-1 Banner 33253 MP3
Smith Ballew And His Orchestra Snuggled On Your Shoulder 1932
Smith Ballew (vcl)
11139-2 Conqueror 7928 MP3
Art Pepper Quartet Waltz Me Blues 1957
Art Pepper (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Contemporary C3532 MP3
Albert Harris Yankee Doodle Plays A Fugue 1936
Albert Harris, Ivor Mairants (g) duets
TB2657-1 Brunswick (E) 02350 MP3
Sonny Thompson I'm Beggin' And Pleadin' 1954
Fred Clark (as) David "Bubba" Brooks (ts) Tommy Purkson (bar) Sonny Thompson (p) Clarence Kenner (g) James Royal (b) Robert Boswell (d) Paul Tate (vcl)
K9377-1 King 4718 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Perdido 1959
Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Fats Ford, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (cl,as) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard, Jimmy Johnson (d)
C063512 Columbia CL1400 MP3
James Moody Boptet In The Anna [Indiana] 1950
Nat Peck (tb) Marshall Allen, Hubert Fol (as) James Moody (ts,vcl) Claude Pellier (bar) Raymond Fol (p,celeste) Buddy Banks (b) Buster Bennett (d)
OSW-702-2 Swing (F)363 MP3
Joe Bushkin Blue Boys Morgan's Blues 1941
Oran "Hot Lips" Page-T/Voc, Joe Bushkin-P, Al Morgan-B
R4054A Mosaic MR23-123 MP3
Lee Konitz And Warne Marsh I Can't Get Started 1955
Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
1578 Atlantic LP1217 MP3
The Sophisticates Liebestraum 1938
Mannie Klein (tp) Bobby Van Eps (p) Milt Delugg (acc) Marshall Fisher (g) Matty Malneck (vln,dir) Louis Chicco (harp) Arthur Bernstein (b) Ralph Mansell (d)
DLA1247 Decca 1818 MP3
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Just Kiddin' Around 1941
Lee Castle, Steve Lipkins, Max Kaminsky, Hot Lips Page (tp) Ray Conniff (tb,arr) Jack Jenney, Morey Samuel (tb) Artie Shaw (cl) Les Robinson, Chuck DiMaggio (as) Georgie Auld, Mickey Folus (ts) Artie Baker (bar) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Mike Bryan (g) Leo Pevsner, Raoul Poliakin, Bernard Tinterow, Leonard Posner, Alex Beller, Irv Raymond, Bill Ehrenkranz, Truman Boardman (vln) Morris Kohn, Leonard Atkins, Max Berman, Sam Rosenblum (viola) Fred Goerner, George Pollakin, Edgardo Sodero (cello) Eddie McKinney (b) Dave Tough (d)
070345-1 Victor 27806 MP3
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra My Sister And I 1941
Johnny Napton, Nate Kazebier, Shorty Solomson (tp) Nat Labovsky, Sonny Lee, Don Matteson (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Milt Yaner, Frank Langone (as) Don Hammond (ts) Charlie Frazier (ts,fl) Joe Lippman (p) Guy Smith (g) Jack Ryan (b) Buddy Schutz (d) Bob Eberly (vcl)
68833-A Decca 3710 MP3
Benny Goodman Sextet (jam-session Ts,P,G,D) Blues In B 1941
Georgie Auld (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Dave Tough (d)
Part of impromptu Jam session before Benny Goodman arrived
Blue-Disc T-1006 MP3
Ed Lang And His Orchestra: Hot Heels 1929
Leo McConville (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tp) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Joe Tarto (b) Stan King (d)
401960-C OKeh 8696 MP3
The Flip Phillips Quintet Broadway 1951
Bill Harris (tb) Flip Phillips (ts) Lou Levy (p) Jimmy Woode (b,vcl) Joe McDonald (d)
614-3 Mercury 8960 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Boys I'd Rather Lead A Band 1936
Bunny Berigan (tp) Bud Freeman, Forrest Crawford (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Eddie Condon (g) Mort Stuhlmaker (b) Dave Tough (d) Chick Bullock (vcl)
18719-1 Vocalion 3178 MP3
Jimmy Yancey State Street Special 1939
Jimmy Yancey (p) solo
044007-1 HMV (E)B9381 MP3
Ella Mae Morse Acc By The Billy May Orchestra Rip Van Winkle 1945
Ella Mae Morse (vcl) acc by orchestra, Billy May (dir)
755-2A Capitol 226 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald My Melancholy Baby 1960
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Paul Smith (p)
26587-4 Verve MGV4043 MP3
Bob Howard And His Orchestra (Looks Like I'm) Breakin' The Ice 1935
Benny Carter (tp,as) Rex Stewart (cnt) Barney Bigard (cl) Teddy Wilson (p) Clarence Holiday (g) Elmer James (b) Cozy Cole (d) Bob Howard (vcl)
39393-A Decca 407 MP3
Al Sears And His Orchestra Now Ride The "D" Train 1951
Emmett Berry (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Charlie Holmes, Johnny Hodges (as) Al Sears (ts) Leroy Lovett (p) Lloyd Trotman (b) Joe Marshall (d)
K8061-2 King 4489 MP3
The Dixie Serenaders Cho-King 1931
Doc Hart, James "King" Porter (tp) Leon White (tb) Leonard Davidson, Sherman Williams (cl,as) Carlton Wade (cl,ts) Sonny Clay (p) Frank Watkins (bj) Bert Holliday (tu) David Lewis (d)
18183 Champion 16365 MP3
Libby Holman House Of The Rising Sun 1942
Libby Holman (vcl) acc by Josh White (g)
70563-A Decca 18306 MP3

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