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Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
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October 22, 2017

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To find a tune... You may search for a recording by typing the first and last name of the artist of your choice. For example, typing "Artie Shaw" or "Louis Armstrong" will yield more specific results than typing only the first name OR the last. Typing "Louis" alone will bring up all recordings by anyone whose name is "Louis" and not only those by Mr. Armstrong. Also, specific groupings of letters or portions of words can bring up interesting results. For example, typing in "stra" could bring up any word containing these letters such as "Orchestra", "Stravinsky" or "Turkey in the Straw". While quotation marks (") cannot be used in the search, we have improved the search function to enable the use of apostrophes (') which so frequently occur in Jazz music titles. For example, in the title field, the title "I don't want to do it" will change to the following as soon as the "Submit" button is clicked: "I don\'t want to do it (a backward slash is placed between the apostrophe and the previous letter of the word). But the listed results will include any title containing the word "don't" with the apostrophe intact. For titles, one, two, three or four words with a single space between them can be used to search.

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Artist title m3u, Place (date) performers matrix label, record download
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Ike Quebec Quartet Just One More Chance 1961
Ike Quebec (ts) Freddie Roach (org) Milt Hinton (b) Al Harewood (d)
Blue Note 45-1836 MP3
Alex Bartha And His Orchestra It Must Be Swell To Be Laying Out Dead 1932 72690-1 Victor 24059 MP3
Carter Family Little Darling Pal Of Mine 1928 45021-2 Bluebird 5301 MP3
Sarah Vaughan Don't Worry 'bout Me 1946 48S644 MGM 30733 MP3
Billy Murray When I Get Back To The U.S.A 1915 16897-2 Victor 17930 MP3
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn C Jam Blues 1950
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p), Wendell Marshall (sb)
EO-CB5711-1 OJC CD108-2 MP3
Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Tangerine 1942 068677-1 Bluebird 11433 MP3
Red Nichols And His Five Pennies Nobody's Sweetheart 1928
Red Nichols (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Fud Livingston, Pee Wee Russell (cl,ts) Lennie Hayton (p,cel) Carl Kress (g) Vic Berton (d)
E-26749 Brunswick 3854 MP3
The King Cole Trio It Only Happens Once 1945
Nat King Cole-p-v, Oscar Moore-g, Johnny Miller-b
655-3 Capitol  15358 MP3
Oscar Pettiford Stockholm Sweetnin' 1953
Julius Watkins (fhr), Phil Urso (ts), Walter Bishop Jr. (p), Oscar Pettiford (cello), Charles Mingus (sb), Percy Brice (dm)
Debut DLP8 MP3
Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra Theme And Close (Sep. 30 1939) 1939
Lee Castle, Charlie Spivak, Carl Garvin (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Jose Gutierrez, Mark Bennett, Eddie Dudley (tb) Clint Garvin, Art St. John (cl,as) John Van Eps, Hub Lytle (ts,cl) Ernie Caceres (bar,ts,cl) Jack Russin (p) Allen Reuss (g) Art Miller (b) Fred Van Eps (arr)
Vernon Music VMCD-32899 MP3
Ethel Smith At The Hammond Organ With Orchestra The Third Man Theme 1950
75791 Decca 24908-A MP3
Colonial Club Orchestra Tomorrow 1927 25178-9 Brunswick 3721 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra Trees 1937
Bunny Berigan (tp,dir) Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Sonny Lee (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (cl,as) Clyde Rounds, Georgie Auld (ts) Joe Lippman (p) Tom Morgan (g) Hank Wayland (b) George Wettling (d) Abe Osser (arr)
017767-1 Victor 26138 MP3
Anette Hanshaw Acc By Four Instrumental Stars I'm Somebody's Somebody Now 1927
Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus,hfp,p,celeste) Joe Venuti (vln) Eddie Lang (g) Vic Berton (d,tympani,harpophone)
107645-2 Pathé-Actuelle  MP3
Nat King Cole, Piano And Vocal Sweet Lorraine 1956
acc. by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp), John Collins (g), Charlie Harris (sb), Lee Young (dm)
15790-4 Capitol EAP2/EBF1/W-782 MP3
Louis Katzman Brunswick Orchestra The Perfect Song 1929 E31566 Brunswick 4632 MP3
Hazel Scott Dancing On The Ceiling 1947
Hazel Scott-P/Voc with unknown Rhythm Acc
c. Oct
38241 Columbia 37998 MP3
Lennie Tristano Trio Interlude (Alt 1) 1946
Lennie Tristano (p), Billy Bauer (g), Clyde Lombardi (sb)
HL179-2 Keynote 18PJ-1051/71 MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra Mrs. Finnigan 1941
Cab Calloway (vo, ldr), Jonah Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Lammar Wright (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Quentin Jackson, Keg Johnson (tb), Jerry Blake aka Jacinto Chabani (cl, as), Hilton Jefferson (as), Andrew Brown (as, bar), Chu Berry,Walter Thomas (ts), Bennie Paine (p), Danny Barker (g), Milton Hinton (sb), Cozy Cole (dm), Buster Harding (arr)
31301-1 OKeh 6459 MP3
Vernon Dalhart The Letter Edged In Black 1925 6256-2 CBS OR0511 MP3
Cliff Jackson's Washboard Wanderers Wolverine Blues 1961
Ed Allen (tp) Rudy Powell (cl) Cliff Jackson (p) Elmer Snowden (bj) Abe Bolar (b) Floyd Casey (wbd,kazoo)
282 Swingville 2026 MP3
Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra Did You Ever See A Dream Walking 1933 Victor 24477 MP3
King Cole Trio Just Another Blues 1943-44
Nat King Cole (p,vcl), Oscar Moore (g,vcl) Johnny Miller (b)
MacGregor Transcription 41 MP3
Ethel Merman With Jay Blackton's Orchestra I Got Rhythm 1947
issued on LP in 1949 as DECCA DLP-5053, ''Ethel Merman - Songs She Has Made Famous''
74230 Decca 24453 MP3
Oscar Aleman Muchaco Chino date? missing  MP3
Eddie Davis And His Orchestra The Lock (Squattin') 1950
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Al Casey (g) Frank Skeete (b) Lee Abrams (d) Carl Davis (vcl)
BL1209 Birdland 6004 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra Hodge Podge 1940
Harry James, Nick Buono, Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer (tp) Truett Jones, Dalton Rizzotto, Bruce Squires (tb) Claude Lakey (tp,as,ts,arr) Dave Matthews (as,arr) Vido Musso (ts) Chuck Gentry (bar) Jack Gardner (p) Ben Heller (g) Thurman Teague (sb) Mickey Scrima (dm)
US-1437-1 Varsity 8231 MP3
Mills Brothers Since We Fell Out Of Love 1935 DLA90-A Decca 1495 MP3
Jimmie Rodgers Those Gambler's Blues 1930 54855 Victor 22554 MP3

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