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Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Big Wig In The Wigwam 1939
Ziggy Elman (tp) Hymie Schertzer (as) Russell Procope (as,sop) Jerry Jerome, Chu Berry (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib,d,timpany,vcl) Clyde Hart (p) Danny Barker (g) Milt Hinton (b) Cozy Cole (d) ens (vcl)
037617-1 Victor 26296 MP3
Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chickenshackers Roll, Mr. Jelly 1952
Amos Milburn (vcl,p) acc by Willie Smith (ts) Bill Hill (prob. ts) Leroy Robinson (as,bar) Wayne Bennett (g) Leonard Sonny Williams (b) Eldeen McIntosh (d) Maxwell Davis (musical dir)
RR1840-2 Aladdin 3133 MP3
Sid Phillips And His Orchestra Is It True What They Say About Dixie ? 1950
Cyril Ellis (tp) Harry Roche (tb) Sid Phillips (cl,ldr) Cyril Clover (as) Arthur Coppersmith (as,bar) George Bayton (ts) Arthur Fall (p) Ralph Phillips (b) Max Abrams (d)
OEA14500-1 Elec (G)EG7457 MP3
Mezz Mezzrow Saw Mill Man Blues 1945
Hot Lips Page (tp) Mezz Mezzrow (cl) Sidney Bechet (sop) Sammy Price (p) Danny Barker (g) Pops Foster (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Pleasant Joe (vcl)
KJ20-1 King Jazz 144 MP3
Doc Severinsen (Trumpet Duets) & His Orchestra Memories Of You 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''.
Command RS-883-SD MP3
Charles Trenet Acc By Django Reinhardt And The Quintette Of The Hot Club Of France La Cigale Et La Fourmi 1941
Charles Trenet (vcl) acc by Leo Chauliac (p) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Tony Rovira (b) Pierre Fouad (d)
CL7420-1 Columbia DF2886 MP3
James P. Johnson Mule Walk (Stomp) 1943
James P. Johnson (p) solo
BN781 Blue Note 27 MP3
Fud Candrix Frankie And Johnny 1939
Georges Clais, Roger Doneux (tp) Nick Frerar (tb) Jo Magis, Bobby Naret (as,cl) Fud Candrix (ts) Raymond "Coco" Colignon (p) Gaston Backaert (g) Camille Marchand (b) Armand Dralandts (d)
24018 Telefunken A2887 MP3
Henry "Red" Allen Orchestra Check Up 1946
Henry "Red" Allen (tp,vcl) J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Don Stovall (as) Bill Thompson (p) Benny Moten (b) Eddie The Mole Bourne (d)
D6VB2500-1 RCA Victor 20-2107 MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra Baby Mine 1941
Dale "Mickey" McMickle, Alec Fila, John Best, Billy May (tp) Bobby Hackett (tp,g) Glenn Miller, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Frank D'Annolfo (tb) Tex Beneke (as) Wilbur Schwartz (cl,as) Ernie Caceres (cl,as,bar) Babe Russin, Al Klink (ts) Chummy MacGregor (p) Doc Goldberg (b) Maurice Purtill (d) Ray Eberle, choir (vcl) Bill Finegan (arr)
068069-1 Bluebird 11365 MP3
Paul Weston & His Music From Hollywood Just a Memory 1956 Columbia CL-909 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five It's A Great Great Pleasure 1950
Aaron Izenhall (tp) Louis Jordan (as,vcl) Josh Jackson (ts) Bill Doggett (p,arr) Bill Jennings (el-g) Bob Bushnell (b) Christopher Columbus (d)
W76739-A Decca 27424 MP3
Nat King Cole At The Piano I'm In The Mood For Love 1944
Nat King Cole-solo piano
MacGregor Transcription 71 MP3
The Georgia Melodians Everybody's Charleston Crazy 1926
Ernie Intlehouse (tp) + sometimes 2nd (tp) Herb Winfield (tb) Merritt Kenworthy (cl) Clarence Hutchins (ts,bar) Oscar Young (p) Elmer Merry (bj) unknown (tu) Carl Gerald (d)
10918-C Edison Diamond Disc 51730 MP3
Spike Hughes And His Orchestra Minnie The Moocher 1931
Norman Payne, Jimmy Macaffer, Leslie Thompson (tp) Lew Davis, Bill Mulraney (tb) Sid Owen (cl,as) Billy Amstell (as) Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts) Eddie Carroll (p) Alan Ferguson (g) Spike Hughes (b) Bill Harty (d) Joey Shields (vcl)
GB2918-1 Kings Cross Music (E)KCM003/004 [CD] MP3
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra (Feat. Muzzy Macellino) Tomorrow Is Another Day 1937
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
Hit 168 of 1937
DLA700 Decca 1257 MP3
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Pinetop's Boogie Woogie 1941
Courtney Williams (tp) or Kenneth Roane (tp) Louis Jordan (cl,as,bar,vcl) Stafford "Pazzuza" Simon (cl,ts) Arnold Thomas (p) Charlie Drayton (b) or Henry Turner (b) Walter Martin (d)
W68621-A Decca 8525 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Gee, It's Good To Hold You 1945
Sonny Berman, Irv Lewis, Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Neal Hefti (tp) Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as) Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as) Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts) Skippy DeSair (bar) Tony Aless (p) Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Buddy Rich (d) Red Norvo (vibes) Frances Wayne (vcl) Ralph Burns (arr)
CO 35167-1 Columbia 36870 MP3
Frank Froeba Sweet Lorraine 1942
Frank Froeba (p) solo with rhythm accompaniment
W193 Hit 8007 MP3
Carroll Gibbons Orch I'll Be Seeing You c. 1924-35   MP3
Dinah Shore Dixieland Band 1946 V-Disc 643A MP3
Cliquot Club Eskimo's (Reser) The Two Of Us 1926
Tom Stacks (vcl)
W142597-3 Columbia 766-D MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax Honky Tonk Blues & Old-Time Honky Tonks 1938 Vol 3-16   MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Let's Do It 1960
Maynard Ferguson, Chet Ferretti, Rick Kiefer, Jerry Tyree (tp) Slide Hampton, Kenny Rupp (tb) Lanny Morgan (as) Joe Farrell, Willie Maiden (ts) Frank Hittner (bar) Jaki Byard (p) Charlie Sanders (b) Rufus Jones (d)
15487 Roulette 52055 MP3
Kansas City Six With Lester Young Pagin' The Devil 1938
Buck Clayton (tp) Lester Young (cl) Eddie Durham (tb) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
P23425-2 Commodore 512 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald With Gordon Jenkins Orchestra Foolish Tears 1949
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra, Gordon Jenkins (dir) : no details but a vocal group also added
75289 Decca 24773 MP3
Stan Brenders Corso 1943
Eugene Vanderborght, Georges Clais, +1 (tp) Jean Damm, Sus Van Camp, Jean Douillez (tb) Jeff Van Heerswingels, Louis Billen (as,cl) Jack Demany (ts,cl,vln) Arthur Saguet (bar,ts) John Ouwerx (p) Chas Dolne (g,vln) Jim Vanderjeught (g) Josse Aerts (d)
10085GD Brunswick (G)A82319 MP3
Micro de la Redoute radio program Ici L'on Peche 1935
Jean Tranchant (vcl,p) acc by Django Reinhardt (g) Stephane Grappelli (vln)
2121 Fremeaux & Associes (F)FA304 [CD] MP3
Boswell Sisters Charlie Two-Step 1932
Manny Klein (tpt), Tommy Dorsey (tbn), Jimmy Dorsey (cl, as), Larry Binyon (fl, ts), Martha Boswell (p), Dick McDonough (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Stan King (d)
B-12191-A Brunswick 6418 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra Goodnight Little Girl Goodnight 1931   MP3

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