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August 21, 2017


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Woody Herman And His Orchestra The Goose Hangs High 1936 61403 Decca 1056 MP3
Slim Gaillard Sextet When Banana Skins Are Falling 1949
Incl. Cyril Haynes-p, Slim Gaillard-org.-bg-v, Amando Peraza-cga, and others
49-S--388-3 MGM 10398 MP3
Doc Severinsen (Trumpet Duets) & His Orchestra The Phantom Trumpet 1965
Tony Mottola, Al Casamenti & Bucky Pizzarelli (guitars); Dick Hyman (organ); Bob Haggart (bass); Osie Johnson (drums); Bob Rosengarden (other percussion) All arrangements are by Doc Severinsen and Lew Davies
Copied from an original 1965 vinyl pressing of the album ''High, Wide & Wonderful''.
Roberta Quinlan Buffalo Billy 1950 Mercury 5420 MP3
Henry "Red" Allen & His Orchestra A Sheridan Square 1941
Henry "Red" Allen (tp) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Kenny Kersey (p) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Jimmy Hoskins (d)
30894-1 OKeh 6357 MP3
Dave Brubeck Quartet All The Things You Are 1953
Paul Desmond (as), Dave Brubeck (p), Wyatt Ruther (sb), Joe Dodge (dm)
Jazz At The College Of The Pacific, live Stockton, CA
Fantasy LP3223 MP3
Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians So Rare 1937 011327 Victor 25626 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra I Almost Lost My Mind 1950
Walter Williams-Benny Bailey-Ed Mullens-Duke Garrette-Leo Shepherd-t, AI Grey-Benny Powell-Jimmy Wormick-Paul Lee Higaki-tb, Bobby Plater-Jerome Richardson-as, Curtis Lowe-Johnny Board-Billy ''Smallwood'' Williams-ts, Lonnie Shaw-bar, Lionel Hampton-vi
75666 Decca 24864 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Yes, Indeed 9 060905-1 Victor  MP3
Harry James & His Orchestra Feet Draggin' Blues 1939
Harry James, Jack Schaeffer, Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer (tp), Russell Brown, Truett Jones (tb), Dave Matthews, Claude Lakey (as), Drew Page, Bill Luther (ts), Jack Gardner (p), Bryan Kent (g), Thurman Teague (sb), Ralph Hawkins (dm)
V-Disc 043B MP3
James P. Johnson Twilight Rag 1945
piano solo
poss Apr 1945
Folkways FJ2850 MP3
Johnny Bothwell And His New Orchestra From The Land Of The Sky-Blue Water 1946 V-Disc 683A MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra Who's Sorry Now ? 1929
Red Nichols, Mannie Klein (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Benny Goodman (cl,as) Arthur Schutt (p) Carl Kress (g) Chauncey Morehouse (d)
E-29210 Brunswick 4243 MP3
Tal Farlow Tal's Blues 1954
Tal Farlow Guitar: Pianist Gerry Wiggins, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Chico Hamilton
2056-4 Norgran MGN1014 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Washington And Lee Swing 1940
Corky Cornelius, Torg Halten, Shorty Sherock (tp) Babe Wagner, Jay Kelliher, Al Jordan (tb) Clint Neagley, Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Donahue (ts) Sam Musiker (cl,ts) Bob Snyder (as,bar) Tony D'Amore (p) Ray Biondi (g) Ovid "Biddy" Bastien (b) Gene Krupa (d)
27616-2 OKeh 5921 MP3
Edgar Hayes And His Orchestra Shindig 1937
Bernard Flood (tp,vcl) Henry Goodwin, Leonard Davis (tp) Bob Horton, Clyde Bernhardt, David "Jelly" James (tb) Rudy Powell (cl,as) Roger Boyd (as) Crawford Wethington, Joe Garland (ts) Edgar Hayes (p) Andy Jackson (g) Elmer James (b) Kenny Clarke (d,vib-2) Bill Darnell (vcl)
62677-A Decca 2048 MP3
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Orchestra Dark Eyes 1959
arranged & conducted by Lyle Kenyon Engel
Art Farmer Farmer's Market 1953
Art Farmer, T, FLH, Hank Mobley, Ts, Kenny Drew, P, Addison Farmer, B, Elvin Jones, D
1023 New Jazz LP8203 MP3
Billy Murray And Ed Smalle That Old Gang Of Mine 1923 27997. Victor 19095A MP3
Thomas Morris Past-Jazz Master Just Blues, That's All 1923 71582 OKeh 8075 MP3
Harry Horlick And His Orchestra Ramona 1944 V-Disc 235B MP3
James Moody Son Orchestre à Cordes Et Ses Rythmes Chanter Pour Toi 1951
James Moody (as,ts) René Reumont (fhr) Max Porret (fl) Robert Jeannoutot (oboe) Henri Bellicourt (cl,b-cl) Lionel Galli, Jean Gaunet, Charles Vaudevoir, Marcel Beaujojan (vln) Robert Jadoux, Guy Rogne (cello) Bernard Galais (harp) Raymond Fol (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Pierre Lemarchand (d) Pepito Riebe (bgo) André Hodeir (arr,cond)
V4059 Vogue 3023 MP3
Jackie Gleason's Orchestra The Wishing Star 1963
Guest soloists: Pee Wee Erwin (tpt) Charlie Ventura (sax)
Capitol SW-1877 MP3
Irving Aaronson And His Commanders With Bing Crosby Give Me A Heart To Sing To 1934 LA184-A Columbia D01284 MP3
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra Soft 1952 K9175-1 KING 4577 MP3
Miles Davis & His Orchestra Move 1949
Miles Davis (tp), Kai Winding (tb), Junior Collins (fhr), Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al Haig (p), Joe Shulman (sb), Max Roach (dm), John Lewis (arr)
3396-3D Capitol EAP3-459 MP3
Carmen Miranda And The Bando Da Lua Alo Alo 1941 Decca 23209-B MP3
Al Jolson W Orchestra Why Can't You 1929 LAE449 Brunswick 4401 MP3
The Troubadors (Shilkret) Just A Little While 1930
Frank Munn
63656-1 Victor 22543 MP3
Duke Ellington & Charles Mingus & Max Roach Rem Blues Alternate Take/# 1962
Duke Ellington (p) Charles Mingus (sb) Max Roach (dm)
Tk 1 Blue Note 72435-38227-2 MP3

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