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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
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KCEAhttp://streaming.rubinbroadcasting.com/kcea
KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
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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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Count Basie And His Orchestra Me And The Blues 1947
Emmett Berry, Ed Lewis, Snooky Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Ted Donnelly, George Matthews, Eli Robinson, Bill Johnson (tb) Preston Love (as) Rudy Rutherford (as,cl) Buddy Tate, Paul Gonsalves (ts) Jack Washington (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Ann Moore (vcl)
D7VB403-1 Victor 20-2127 MP3
FLAC
Buddy Tate And His Orchestra Good Morning Judge 1947
Emmett Berry (tp) Ted Donnelly (tb) Charles Q. Price (as) Buddy Tate (ts) Bill Doggett (p) Louis Speiginer (g) Chico Hamilton (d) Eddy Fullylove, Jimmy Witherspoon(vcl)
AP128-B2 Supreme 1504 MP3
Frankie Carle And His Orchestra Feat. Marjorie Hughes Rumors Are Flying 1946 HCO1899 Columbia 37069 MP3
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Early Session Hop 1939
Harold "Shorty" Baker, Karl George (tp) Floyd Brady (tb) Pete Clark (cl,as,bar) Rudy Powell (cl,as) George Irish, Ben Webster (ts) Teddy Wilson (p,arr) Al Casey (g) Al Hall (b) J.C. Heard (d) Buster Harding, Edgar Sampson (arr)
B-24933-A Columbia 35207 MP3
Phil Moore Four and the Phil Moore Four Sweet Eileen 1947
Phil Moore (p,vcl) poss. Johnny Letman (tp) unknown g, b and d, PM,ens (vcl)
BW627 Black & White 848 MP3
Bunny Berigan And His Boys But Definitely 1936
Bunny Berigan (tp) Jack Lacey (tb) Slats Long (cl) Joe Bushkin (p) Eddie Condon (g) Mort Stuhlmaker (b) Cozy Cole (d) Chick Bullock (vcl)
19417-2 Vocalion 3253 MP3
Fletcher Henderson's Collegians There's A Rickety Rackety Shack (By A Rickety Rackety Road) 1927
prob. pers : Russell Smith, Joe Smith, Bobby Stark (tp) Benny Morton (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as) Jerome Pasquall (sop,as) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj) June Cole (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d) Andy Razaf (vcl)
7624-1 Banner 6129 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie And Roy Eldridge Sometimes I?m Happy 1954
Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge (tp) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (d)
2016-1 Clef MGC671 MP3
Count Basie, His Intrumentalists and Rhythm Sugar 1947
Paul Gonsalves (ts) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
D7VB894-1 Victor 20-2696 MP3
Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra Ghost Of A Chance 1939
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Charlie Shavers (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Russell Procope (as) Red Norvo (xyl) Billy Kyle (p) John Kirby (b) O'Neil Spencer (d)
24821-A Vocalion 5086 MP3
Clarence Williams' Stompers Spanish Shawl 1926
poss. Bubber Miley (cnt) Charlie Irvis (tb) Don Redman (sop,as) Coleman Hawkins (ts,cl,bar) Clarence Williams (p) Leroy Harris (bj) or poss. Buddy Christian (bj) Henry "Bass" Edwards (tu)
73893-B OKeh 40541 MP3
Dinah Washington Acc. By Quincy Jones Orchestra I Wanna Be Loved 1961
feat. Joe Newman (tp), Jack Wilson (p)
23169 Mercury 72015 MP3
Ted Fiorito Sari 1930-40
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
Broadcast Excerpt  MP3
Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra China Boy 1934
Nat Natoli, Charlie Teagarden (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Benny Bonacio (cl,as) Charles Strickfaden (cl,as,bar) Jack Cordaro (cl,ts) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,as) Roy Bargy (p) Carl Kress (g) Mischa Russell (vln) Art Miller (b) Herb Quigley (d)
B-14848-A Brunswick 6912 MP3
Firehouse Five Plus Two 12th Street Rag 1950
Danny Alguire (cnt) Ward Kimball (tb) Clarke Mallory (cl) Frank Thomas (p) Harper Goff (bj) Ed Penner (b,bassax) Monte Mountjoy (d)
LK181 Good Time Jazz 29 MP3
Jimmy Joy's St. Anthony's Hotel Orchestra Milenberg Joys 1924
Rex Preis (cnt) Jack Brown (tb) Jimmy Maloney (cl) [ Jimmy Joy (cl) ] Gilbert O'Shaughnessy, Collis Bradt (as,ts) Lynn Harrell (p) Smith Ballew (bj) Johnny Cole (tu) Dick Hammell (d)
8754-A OKeh 40251 MP3
Ray Mckinley And His Orchestra Caesar And Cleopatra Theme 1947
Curley Broyles, Chuck Genduso, Nick Travis, Joe Ferrante, Joe Ferrante (tp) Vern Friley, Irv Dinkin, Jim Harwood (tb) Ray Beller (as,cl) Billy Ainsworth (as) Joe Ferrante, Louis Ott, Pete Perry (ts) Dean Kincaide (bar,arr) John Potoker (p) John Gray (g) John Chance (b) Ray McKinley, Paul Kashishian (d) Eddie Sauter (arr)
D7VB-2921 Camden CAL295 MP3
Hank D'Amico And His Sextet I Would Do Anything For You 1947
Jimmy Morreale (tp) Hank D'Amico (cl) Arthur Rollini (ts) Buddy Weed (p) Tommy Kay (g) Felix Giobbe (b) George Wettling (d)
47S342-4 MGM 10325 MP3
Bob Wilber Quintet The Maryland Farmer 1960
Clark Terry (tp,flhrn) Bob Wilber (cl,ts) Dick Wellstood (p) George Duvivier (b) Panama Francis (d)
Classic Jazz CJ-9 MP3
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra Do The New York 1931
Ben Selvin (ldr) Mannie Klein (tp) unknown (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,as) unknown (as) Hymie Wolfson (ts) Joe Venuti (vln) unknown (vln) Jack Miller (p) unknown (g), (tu), (d), (xyl), Danford Sisters, male quartet (vcl)
151680-3 Columbia 2499-D MP3
Sharkey And His Sharks Of Rhythm Blowin' Off Steam 1936
Sharkey Bonano (tp,vcl) Moe Zudecoff (tb) Joe Marsala (cl) Joe Bushkin (p) Eddie Condon (g) Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d)
20365-1 Vocalion 3410 MP3
FLAC
Freddie Brown Whip It To A Jelly 1929 21474-1 Paramount 12910B MP3
Tony Parenti And His New Orleanians Bugle Call Rag (alt) 1949
Wild Bill Davison (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) Tony Parenti (cl) Art Hodes (p) Pops Foster (b) Arthur Trappier (d)
JA-7-1 Jazzology JCD1 MP3
Rosa Henderson Acc By The Kansas City Five Don't Advertise Your Man 1924
Rosa Henderson (vcl) acc by prob pers : Bubber Miley, Tom Morris (cnt) or Rex Stewart (cnt) Jake Frazier (tb) Bob Fuller (cl) Louis Hooper (p) Elmer Snowden (bj)
9812-B Edison 51478 MP3
The Virginians Scissor Grinder Joe 1924
Henry Busse, Frank Siegrist (tp) Jim Cassidy (tb) Ross Gorman (cl,b-cl,as,dir) Hale Byers (cl,sop,as) Ferde Grofe (p) Jack Barsby (tu) George Marsh (d)
29594-3,4 Vic 19292 MP3
Woody Herman And The New Third Herd Sorry 'Bout The Whole Darned Thing 1953
Stu Williamson, Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Harold Wegbreit, Bobby Styles (tp) Frank Rehak, Urbie Green, Vern Friley, Kai Winding (tb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (ts) Sam Staff (bar,fl) Nat Pierce (p) Red Kelly (b) Art Mardigan (d)
P49809 Mars M1003 MP3
Coon-Sanders' (Original Nighthawk) Orchestra Why Don't My Dreams Come True ? 1924
Joe Richolson (tp) Nick Mussolini (tb) Harold Thiell, John Thiell (cl,as) Orville Knapp (cl,ts) Joe Sanders (p,vcl) Dewey Birge (bj,g) Pop Estep (tu) Carlton Coon (d,vcl)
29868-3 Victor 19357 MP3
Ted Wallace And His Campus Boys Little White Lies 1930
flwg is prob. personnel : Jack Purvis (tp) Carl Loeffler (tb) Pete Pumiglio (cl,as,bar) Elmer Feldkamp (cl,as,vcl) Tommy Bohn (cl,ts) Sam Hoffman, Sid Harris (vln) Lew Cobey (p) Ed Sexton (g) Ward Lay (b) Jack Powers (d) [or Jack Powers (d) ] two other (vcl) Ed Kirkeby (dir)
W150644-2 Columbia 2254-D MP3
The Goofus Five Lazy Weather 1927
Chelsea Quealey, Roy Johnston (tp) Al Philburn (tb) Bobby Davis (cl,sop,as) Sam Ruby (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus) Jack Russin (p) Tommy Felline (bj) Herb Weil (d)
81015-C OKeh 40841 MP3
Eddie Condon Atlanta Blues [Make Me A Pallet On The Floor] 1946
Max Kaminsky (tp) Fred Ohms (tb) Joe Dixon (cl) James P. Johnson (p) Eddie Condon (g) Jack Lesberg (b) Dave Tough (d) John W. Bubbles (vcl) [ John Sublett (vcl) ]
73648 Decca 23720 MP3

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