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Stella Brooks West End Blues 1946
Stella Brooks (vcl) acc by Joe Sullivan (p)
D-285 Disc 5030 MP3
John Kirby And His Orchestra Anitra's Dance 1939
Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p,arr) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d)
24677-A Vocalion 4890 MP3
The Dutch Swing College Band Apex Blues 1948
Kees van Dorsser (tp) Wim Kolstee (tb) Peter Schilperoort (cl,bar) Dim Kesber (cl,as) Joop Schrier (p) Chris Bender (b) Arie Merkt (d)
AM1475-C Decca M32385 MP3
Memphis Slim And His House Rockers My Baby Left Me 1951
Alex Atkins (as) Timothy Overton (ts) Ike Perkins (g) Alfred Elkins (b) Oscar Larkin (d) Memphis Slim (vcl,p)
UN51-132 Premium 873 MP3
New Orleans Blue Five South Rampart Street Blues 1926
Tom Morris (cnt,dialogue-1) Joe Nanton (tb,dialogue-1) Bob Fuller (cl-2,sop-3) Mike Jackson (p) Buddy Christian (g) Helen Baxter (dialogue-1)
36897-1 Victor 20653 MP3
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra All At Once You Love Her 1958
Frank Huggins, Bud Brisbois, Jack Sheldon, Billy Catalano, Al Sunseri (tp) Archie LeCoque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte (tb) Bob Olson, Bill Smiley (b-tb) Lennie Niehaus (as,arr) Bill Perkins, Bill Trujillo (ts) Bill Robinson, Steve Perlow (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Red Kelly (b) Jerry McKenzie (d)
22360-11 Capitol T-1166 MP3
Ben Pollack And His Park Central Orchestra Louise 1929
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Ruby Weinstein (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,as,bar) Gil Rodin (cl,as,sop,fl) Larry Binyon (cl,ts,sop,fl) Vic Briedis (p) Ed Bergman, Al Beller (vln) Bill Schuman (cello) Dick Morgan (bj,g) Harry Goodman (tu) Ray Bauduc (d) Smith Ballew (vcl) [as Charles Roberts (vcl) ] Ben Pollack (dir)
50905-2 Victor 21941 MP3
Walter Barnes And His Royal Creolians Third Rail 1929
Cicero Thomas, George Thigpen (tp) Ed Burke, William "Bullet" Bradley (tb) Irby Gage, Wilson Underwood (cl,as) Walter Barnes, Lucius Wilson (ts) Paul Johnson (p) Plunker Hall (bj) Louis Thompson (tu) Bill Winston (d)
C3010-A,B Brunswick 7072 MP3
John Kirby And His Orchestra Impromptu 1939
Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Billy Kyle (p,arr) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d)
24995-A Vocalion 5570 MP3
Willie Lewis And His Entertainers Ol' Man River 1937
Jack Butler, Bill Coleman (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Willie Lewis (as) Joe Hayman (as,ts,bar) Frank "Big Boy" Goodie (cl,ts) Herman Chittison (p) John Mitchell (g) Ted Fields (d) Ernest Wilson Myers (arr)
CPT3474-1 Pathe 1297 MP3
Richard Himber And His Orchestra So This Is Heaven 1936
Stuart Allen (vo), Bunny Berigan, Ruby Weinstein (tp), Jack Lacey and/or Lloyd Turner (tb), Lyle Bowen, Arnold Brilhart (cl, as), Paul Ricci, Jess Carneol (cl, ts), Lou Raderman, Y. Zayde, Irving Zir (vn), Abe Borokin aka Herb Borodkin (vc), Eddie Steinbaerg (p), Adrian Rollini (cel, vib), Ernie Capozzi (g), Harry Patent (sb), Nat Levine (dm), Richard Himber (dir)
98834-1 Victor 25235 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Don't Worry 'Bout Strangers 1947
no details, pers inc. Stubby Pastor (tp) Tony Pastor (ts,vcl) Les Burness (p) Joe Pass (g)
V-Disc 902A MP3
Chris Connor It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 1959
Bill Rubenstein (P), Kenny Burrell (G), Eddie DeHaas (B), Lex Humphries (D)
Live from ''The Village Vanguard''
3460 Atlantic LP8040 MP3
Freddy Martin and his Orchestra Stay Out Of My Dreams 1933
Bunny Berigan (tp) Elmer Rehmus (tb) Elmer Feldkamp (cl,as,vcl) Freddy Martin (cl,ts) Joe Poretta, Jack Condon (cl,as) Al Wagner, Ross Dickson, Bennie Eaton (vln) Terry Shand (p,arr) Bobby Van Eps (p) Vincent Pirro (accor) George Van Eps (g) George Green (b)
13237-1 Melotone 12673 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Admiration 1935
Rex Stewart (cnt) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsol (tp) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Sonny Greer (d,chimes)
B17409-1 Brunswick 7440 MP3
Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra It's Dawn Again 1946
Erskine Hawkins, Sammy Lowe, Bill Moore, Bobby Johnson, Charlie Jones, Jimmy Harris (tp) Ray Hogan, Danny Logan, David "Jelly" James, Ed Sims (tb) Bobby Smith, Jimmy Mitchell (as) Julian Dash (ts) Haywood Henry (bar,ts,cl) Aaron Maxwell (bar,ts) Ace Harris (p) Jimmy Phipps (p) Leroy Kirkland (g) Leemie Stanfield (b) Kelly Martin (d)
Joyce LP-1013 MP3
Coleman Hawkins Acc By The Ramblers A Strange Fact 1937
Jack Bulterman (tp,arr) George van Helvoirt (tp) Marcel Thielemans (tb) Wim Poppink, Sal Doof, Andre van der Ouderaa (as,cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts,talking-2) Nico de Rooy (p) or Freddy Johnson (p-1) Frits Reinders (g) Jac Pet (b) Kees Kranenburg (d)
''Casino Hamdorff''
AM-378-1 Decca ACL1247 MP3
Swift Jewel Cowboys Bug Shuffle 1939
Pee Wee Wamble (cnt) Lefty Ingram (cl) Kokomo Crocker (accor) Slim Hall (g) Jose Cortes (vln) Curly Noland (b) poss. Jim Sanders (claves)
MEM89 Vocalion 5499 MP3
Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels West End Blues 1929
Sy Oliver, Bubber White, Henry Savage (tp) Floyd Brady (tb) Earl "Inky" Tribble, Ben Richardson, Clarence "Mose" Paige (as) Al Sears (ts,bar) Herman Chittison (p) Zach Whyte (bj,dir) Montgomery Morrison (tu) William Benton (d)
14837-A? Gennett 6798 MP3
Frank Luther Barnacle Bill, The Sailor - No.2 1929 E29952 Brunswick 4371 MP3
Memphis Slim And His Solid Band Cheatin' Around 1946
Alex Atkins (as) Ernest Cotton (ts) Memphis Slim (p,vcl) Big Crawford (b)
Hy-Tone 19 MP3
Don Redman And His Orchestra Nagasaki 1932
Langston Curl, Shirley Clay, Sidney DeParis (tp) Claude Jones, Fred Robinson, Benny Morton (tb) Edward Inge, Rupert Cole (cl,as) Don Redman (as,vcl,ldr,arr) Robert Carroll (ts) Horace Henderson (p,arr) Talcott Reeves (bj,g) Bob Ysaguirre (b,tu) Manzie Johnson (d,vib) DR,ens (vcl)
B12447-A Brunswick 6429 MP3
Lee Morse Yes Sir, That's My Baby 1925 106102 Perfect 11580A MP3
Pearl Bailey Nothing For Nothing 1950
Pearl Bailey (vcl) acc by orch, with Tadd Dameron (cond) Toots Mondello (fl) Dave Martin (p) Al Caiola (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Specs Powell (d) + eleven strings
CO42783 Columbia 38722 MP3
The Spirits of Rhythm Scattin' The Blues 1945
Leonard Feather (p) Teddy Bunn (g) Ulysses Livingston (g) Red Callender (b) George Vann (d) Leo Watson (vcl)
BW76 Black And White 23 MP3
The Six Swingers I'm A Hundred Percent For You 1935
Billy Farrell (tp) Tony Thorpe (tb) Freddy Gardner (as,cl,bar) George Scott-Wood (p,arr,dir) Joe Young (g,bj) Dick Escott (b) Max Abrams (d) Nora Williams (vcl)
CAR3269-1 Regal-Zono (E)MR1620 MP3
JATP: Jazz At The Philharmonic Concert Blues: Improvisations By Bill Harris (Tb) 1953
Charlie Shavers, Roy Eldridge (T), Bill Harris (Tb), Ben Webster, Flip Phillips (Ts), Benny Carter, Willie Smith (As), Oscar Peterson (P), Herb Ellis (G), Ray Brown (B), Gene Krupa (D)
Clef MG Vol. 16 MP3
Eva Taylor Acc By Clarence Williams' Blue Five (There's A Blue Ridge In My Heart) Virginia 1926
Eva Taylor (vcl) acc by unknown (cnt) Charlie Irvis (tb) unknown (cl) Clarence Williams (p,bj)
74244-B OKeh 40671 MP3
Arnett Cobb And His Orchestra Cobb's Boogie 1947
Dave Page (tp) Mitchell "Bootie" Wood (tb) Arnett Cobb (ts) George Rhodes (p) Walter Buchanan (b) George Jones (d)
R1255-1A2 Apollo 781 MP3
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra Phungie, Phungie An' Stew 1946
Frank Galbreath, Archie Johnson, Henry Glover (tp) Ed Moran, Dan Minor (tb) Steve Pulliam (tb,vcl) Mike Hedley, Jimmy Powell (as) Eddie Leaves, Johnny Hicks (ts) Bill Doggett (p) Leroy Harris (g) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Panama Francis (d)
R1177 Apollo 1029 MP3

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