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Blues World Auctions
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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
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
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Benny Goodman Sextet Star Dust 1939
Benny Goodman (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib), Fletcher Henderson (p), Charlie Christian (el-g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Nick Fatool (dm)
26134-A Columbia CL500 MP3
Eddie Bert Quintet First Day Of Spring 1952
Eddie Bert (tb) Harry Biss (p) Sal Salvador (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Frank Isola (d)
D6055 Discovery 168 MP3
Sarah Vaughan Acc By Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra You Say You Care 1949
Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by Andy Ferretti, Billy Butterfield, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Will Bradley, John D'Agostino, Billy Pritchard (tb) Sid Cooper, Stan Webb (as) Hank Ross, Harold Feldman (ts) Bernie Kaufman (bar) Jimmy Jones (p) Tony Mottola (g) Bob Haggart (b) Terry Snyder (d)
CO41759 Columbia 38630 MP3
The King Cole Trio 'tis Autumn 1949
Nat King Cole-p-v, Irving Ashby-g, Joe Comfort-b, Jack Costanzo-bgo-cga. with orchestra arr.-cond. by Pete Rugolo (Sid Cooper-cl.fl, Al Richman-Frh, Zelly Smirnoff-Lou Stone-George Zoming-Frank York-Georges Loch-vlns, Dick Freitag-Rudy Sims-vlas, Pete Makas-Ray Sabinsky-clos, Mel Zelnick-d), Alyce King's Vokettes-v
3753-2 Capitol 57-642 MP3
Edmond Hall And His Cafe Society Orchestra Continental Blues 1945
Irving "Mouse" Randolph (tp) Henderson Chambers (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Ellis Larkins (p) Johnny Williams (b) Jimmy Crawford (d)
W3433 Continental 6018 MP3
Roy Fox And His Band Maybe I'm Wrong Again 1935
Denny Dennis (vcl)
GB-7063-1 Decca F-5512 MP3
Teddy Powell And His Orchestra Love Is A Song 1942
Johnny Austin, Jack Hanson, Dick Mains (tp) Harry Garey, John O'Rourke, Leo Cecchi (tb) Irving Fazola (cl,as) George Bohn (as) Nick Caiazza, Pete Mondello (ts) Larry Molinelli (bar) Tony Aless (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Ed Cunningham (b) Louis Fromm (d) Peggy Mann (vcl) Teddy Powell (dir)
BSO75088-1 Bluebird B11556 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Little Pony 1962
Thad Jones (tp,arr) Fortunatus "Fip" Ricard, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Ake Persson (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl,arr) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Ike Isaacs (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Set 2-3 Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Ruby Newman Ritz Carlton Orchestra So Ashamed 1932
Gordon Graham (vcl)
73121-1 Victor 24073 MP3
Harry Hayes And His Band Midnight Prowl 1945
Jimmy Watson, Freddie Clayton (tp) Jock Bain (tb) Harry Hayes (as) Jimmy Williams (ts) Bill Lewington (bar) Norman Stenfalt (p) Joe Deniz (g) Charles Scott (b) Billy Lonsdale (d)
OEA10593 HMV (E)B9450 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra Somebody Told Me 1939
Bob Burnet (tp) Billy May (tp,arr) Johnny Owens, Lyman Vunk (tp) Spud Murphy, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr) Gene Kinsey, Skippy Martin (as) Kurt Bloom (ts) Jim Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stephens (b) Cliff Leeman (d) Mary Ann McCall (vcl)
43993-1 Bluebird B10543 MP3
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers And Thelonious Monk In Walked Bud 1957
Bill Hardman (tp) Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Art Blakey (d)
2565 Atlantic LP/SD1278 MP3
Memphis Stompers Gettin' The Bird 1929
James Migliore, Estes Monasco (cnt) Ken Herlin (tb) Elly Bellare, Walter Ashby (cl,as) Al Muller (ts,cl) Rupe Biggadike (p) Bob Cooke (g) Chuck Jordan (b) Snooks Friedman (d)
49447-2 Victor 23371 MP3
Joe Venuti Body And Soul 1946
Joe Venuti (vln) Charlotte Tinsley (harp) Vincent Terri (g) Larry Breen (b) Lou Singer (d)
UR67340 Tempo 534 MP3
Mound City Blue Blowers I'm Sittin' High On A Hill Top 1935
Yank Lawson (tp) Eddie Miller (cl,ts) Nappy Lamare (g,vcl) Bob Haggart (b) Ray Bauduc (d) Red McKenzie (comb)
60138-A Champion 40059 MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Every Day's A Holiday 1937
Bob Price, Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Ardell Garrett (tp,vcl) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Jesse Ralph, Bud Smith (tb) Irving Fazola (cl,as) Hal McIntyre (cl,as,arr) Tony Viola (as) Jerry Jerome, Carl Biesecker (ts,arr) Chummy MacGregor (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Rollie Bundock (b) Doc Carney (d) Kathleen Lane (vcl) George Siravo (arr)
22135-1 Brunswick 8041 MP3
Will Bradley And His Orchestra This Changing World 1939
Steve Lipkins, Joe Wiedman, Al Mitchell (tp) Will Bradley, Bill Corti, Jimmy Emert (tb) Joe Huffman (as,cl) Art Mendlesohn (as) Nick Caiazza (cl,ts) Sam Sachelle (ts) Freddie Slack (p) Steve Jordan (g) Felix Giobbe (b) Ray McKinley (d) Carlotta Dale (vcl) Leonard Whitney (arr)
25587 Vocalion 5262 MP3
Spike Hughes And His Orchestra Pick And Slap 1930
Norman Payne (tp) Jock Fleming (tb) Harry Hines (cl,as) Philip Buchel (as) Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts) Eddie Carroll (p) Alan Ferguson (g) Spike Hughes (b) Bill Harty (d)
GR2186-2 Decca F2150 MP3
Hampton Hawes Trio Feelin' Fine 1955
Hampton Hawes (p) Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
Original Jazz Classics OJC316 MP3
Ray Noble And His Orchestra How Can We Be Wrong 1933 OB5085 Victor 24872 MP3
Bing Crosby Shine 1932
Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers (vcl) acc by orchestra : Will Bradley (tb) or Charlie Butterfield (tb) Les Dreyer, Bennie Kreuger (as) Max Farley (ts) Joe Meresco (p) Eddie Lang (g) Hank Stern (tuba) Larry Gomar (d) or Chauncey Moorehouse (d)
11376-A Brunswick 6276 MP3
Johnny Guarnieri Quartet I'd Do Anything For You 1945
Don Byas (ts) Johnny Guarnieri (p) Leo Guarnieri (b) J.C. Heard (d)
500 H. N. Society Records 102 MP3
Teddy Wilson I've Got A Crush On You 1959
Teddy Wilson (p); Arvell Shaw (b); Bert Dahlander (d)
CO62087 Columbia CS-8120 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra A Tone Parallel To Harlem 1951
Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Russell Procope (as,cl) Willie Smith (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (d)
C047264-3 Up-To-Date UTD2005 MP3
Sammy Price St. Louis Blues 1956
Sammy Price (p) solo
Club Francais Du Disque (F)72 MP3
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George Shearing Trio So Rare 1947
George Shearing (p) Gene Ramey (b) Cozy Cole (d)
S3387 Savoy 689 MP3
Les Elgart's Orchestra When I Take My Sugar To Tea 1959
Also issued as CS-8159 Copied from a 1959 vinyl pressing of the album ''The Great Sound of Les Elgart''
Columbia CL-1350 MP3
Nathan Glantz And His Orchestra In The Light Of My Baby's Eyes 1929
Arthur Fields (vcl)
8475-2 Banner 6287-B MP3
Art Pepper & Chet Baker C.T.A. 1956
Chet Baker (tp), Art Pepper (as), Phil Urso (ts), Carl Perkins (p), Curtis Counce (sb), Larance Marable (dm), Jimmy Heath (arr)
Pacific Jazz PJ1234 MP3
Henry "Red" Allen & His Guaranteed 100% Pure House Wreckers St. James Infirmary 1952
Henry "Red" Allen (tp,vcl) Big Chief Russell Moore (tb,?vcl) Buster Bailey (cl) Willie The Lion Smith (p) Arthur Trappier (d)
Storyville STCD6049 MP3

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