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1930's and 1940's Swing Era music programs by Bud Pearson
The Swing Era 


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Links
Jazzbites radio
www.billieholiday78rpm.nl
KCEA-89.FM
Just Jazz
The Duke Ellington Chronicle
Blues World Auctions
Jan's 78-toeren Pakhuis
Le guide de la musique
Tyrone's Record and Phonograph Page
Jazzmasters
VJM'S Jazz & Blues Mart
Mark Berresford Rare Records

Internet Radio
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
Fred Hall http://198.178.123.2:9116
KCEAhttp://streaming.rubinbroadcasting.com/kcea
KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
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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Serge Chaloff And The Herdsmen Bop Scotch 1949
Red Rodney (tp) Earl Swope (tb) Al Cohn (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Terry Gibbs (vib) Barbara Carroll (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Denzil Best (d) Shorty Rogers (arr)
MS705 Mercer LP1003 MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Baby, Are You Kiddin' ? 1945
Charles Stewart, Russell Green, Bob Mitchell (tp) Fernando Arbello, Russell Bowles, Earl Hardy, James Williams (tb) Omer Simeon (cl,as) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Jimmie Lunceford (as,fl) Kirkland Bradford (as) Ernest Purce (ts) Edwin Wilcox (p) John Mitchell (g) Truck Parham (b) Joe Marshall (d) Delta Rhythm Boys (vcl)
L 3906-A Decca 23451 MP3
June Christy & Pete Rugolo Pete Kelly's Blues 1955
June Christy (vo) acc by Pete Candoli and 3 unknown (tp) Harry Betts, Herbie Harper, Dick Noel, George Roberts (tb) Harry Klee (fl) Bud Shank (as, fl) Bob Cooper (ts) Bob Gordon (bar) Claude Williamson (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Harry Babasin (sb) Larry Bunker (dm) Pete Rugolo (arr,cond)
14267 Capitol T1006 MP3
KXYZ Novelty Band Bugle Call Rag 1935
Kit Reid (tp) Joe Barbee (ts) Jack Sharpe (p) Raby Cummins (g) Jimmy Johnson (b) Bill Smith (d)
88935-1 Bluebird B5852 MP3
Ivory Joe Hunter Old Gal, New Gal Blues 1947
Sonny Turner (tp) Sammy Ford (ts) Andy Goodrich (as) Ivory Joe Hunter (p,vcl) Owen Bradley (g) Jimmy Lewis (b) Johnny Jarette (d)
5309 King 4455 MP3
Pete Johnson Shuffle Boogie 1939
Pete Johnson (p) solo
R-121 Solo Art 12010 MP3
Light Crust Doughboys Dinah 1936
KTHS radio program
Intro/Dinah (Theme)/Limehouse Blues/The Preacher And The Bear/Leave The Pretty Gals Alone
transcription   MP3
Willie Lewis Christopher Columbus 1936
Bill Coleman, Bobby Martin (tp) Billy Burns (tb) Willie Lewis (as) Joe Hayman (as,ts,bar) George Johnson (as) Frank ''Big Boy'' Goodie (cl,ts) Herman Chittison (p) John Mitchell (g) Louis Vola (b) Ted Fields (d) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
CPT2631-1 Pathe 898 MP3
Fred Elizalde And His Music Singapore Sorrows 1929
Chelsea Quealey, Norman Payne, Nobby Knight (tp) Frank Coughlan (tb) Max Farley (cl,as,fl) Bobby Davis, Phil Cardew (cl,as) Fud Livingston, Arthur Rollini (ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax,goofus,hfp,vib,xyl) George Hurley, Ben Frankel, Len Lees (vln) Billy Mason (p) Jack Hull (bj) Al Bowlly (g) Mario Lorenzi (harp) Tiny Stock (tu) Ronnie Gubertini (d)
E-2403-2 Parlophone R-1201 MP3
Lester Young Three Little Words 1956
Lester Young (ts), Bill Potts (p), Norman Williams (sb), Jim Lucht (dm)
Private recording. “Olivia Davis’s Patio Lounge”
OJC CD881-2 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Blues In Orbit (Alt) 1958
Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) Bill Graham (as,ts,bar) Russell Procope (as,cl) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (d)
RHC040626-6 Columbia CK87041 MP3
Toots Mondello And His Orchestra Thanks For The Memory 1937
prob. pers. Charlie Margulis, Russ Case (tp) Will Bradley, Jack Jenney (tb) Toots Mondello, Arnold Brilhart, Eric White (as) Henry Wade, Hank Ross (ts) Claude Thornhill (p) Larry Hall (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Sam Weiss (d) Barry McKinley (vcl) Franklyn Marks (arr)
22052-1 Brunswick 8031 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith Lady Be Good 1957
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Stuff Smith (vln) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul West (b) J.C. Heard (d) The Gordon Family (vcl group)
Verve MGV8214, 513875-2 MP3
Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson How Long Has This Been Going On 1957
Louis Armstrong (vo), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (sb), Louie Bellson (dm)
21720-8 Verve MGV8322 MP3
Wynonie Harris Here Comes The Night 1951
Howard Thompson (tp) Ted Buckner, Holley Dismukes (as) Charles ''Lefty'' Edwards (ts) Todd Rhodes (p) Joe Williams (b) Bill Benjamin (d)
K-8036 King 4507 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Singin' In The Rain 1956
Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Bill Hughes (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Bill Graham (as) Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl) Buddy Bregman (arr)
20143-4 Verve EPV5105 MP3
Bert Firman's Quintuplets Of Swing Swingitis 1937
Freddy Gardner (cl,as,ts) Cyril Hellier (vln) Cecil Norman (p) George Elliott (g) Don Stuteley (b) Bert Firman (ldr)
CE-8599-1 Parlophone R2436 MP3
Freddy Martin And His Orchestra Blue Champagne 1941
Norman Bailey, Harry McKeehan (tp), Glen Hughes, Charles Probert (tb), Clyde Rogers, Chris Richardson (as), Archie Rosati (cl, as), Russ Klein (cl, ts), Freddy Martin (ts, dir), Eddie Stone, Eddie Bergman, Charles Bilek, Mischa Russell (vn), Jack Fina (p), George Green (sb), Bob White (d) Vocals by Rogers, Stone and ens
061374 Bluebird B11256 MP3
Lester Young Pennies From Heaven 1959
Lester Young (ts), René Urtreger (p), Jimmy Gourley (elg), Jamil Nasser (sb), Kenny Clarke (dm)
26582-2 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Russ Morgan And His Orchestra True Confession 1937
Lewis Julian (vo), Phil Capicotto, Johnny McGhee, Harry Gluck (tp), Russ Morgan, Red Jessup (tb), Mert Curtis, Alec Polacey, Billy Fisher, Chet Chastain, Eddie Grosso (reeds), Joe Kreklow (p), James Battaglia (g), Benny Bottle (sb), Jack Sadoff (dm)
B21948-1 Brunswick 8009 MP3
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Solitude 1961
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Trummy Young (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Mort Herbert (b) Danny Barcelona (d)
Roulette R52103 MP3
Joe Reichman And His Orchestra Afraid To Say Hello (Since You Said Goodbye) 1941 062720 Victor 27357 MP3
Jimmy McPartland And His Orchestra China Boy 1939
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Bud Jacobson (cl) Boyce Brown (as) Floyd Bean (p) Dick McPartland (g) Jim Lannigan (b) Hank Isaacs (d)
91833-A Decca 18042 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Can't Leave That Woman Alone 1959
Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Al Grey (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts) Billy Mitchell (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Joe Williams (vcl)
Set 1-6 Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Una Mae Carlisle And Her Jam Band Mean To Me 1938
Una Mae Carlisle (vcl,p) acc by Dave Wilkins (tp) Bertie King (cl,ts) Alan Ferguson (g) Len Harrison (b) Hymie Schneider (d)
DR-3658-1 Vocalion S-198 MP3
Phil Napoleon And His Memphis Five I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 1950
Phil Napoleon (tp) Cutty Cutshall (tb) Phil Olivella (cl) Sonny Weldon (p) Jack Fay (b) Tony Spargo (d)
CO42992-1 Columbia 38782 MP3
Maxine Sullivan Acc By Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra St. Louis Blues 1938
Maxine Sullivan (vcl) acc by Bobby Hackett (cnt) Jimmy Lytell, Paul Ricci (cl,as) Bernie Kaufman (as) Babe Russin (ts) Eddie Powell (fl) Claude Thornhill (p,arr) John Kirby (b) Buddy Rich (d)
023752-1 Victor 25895 MP3
Coleman Hawkins Acc By Michel Warlop And His Orchestra Blue Moon 1935
Michel Warlop And His Orchestra, Arthur Briggs, Noel Chiboust, Pierre Allier (tp) Guy Paquinet (tb) Andre Ekyan, Charles Lisee (as) Alix Combelle, Coleman Hawkins (ts) Stephane Grappelli (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Eugene d'Hellemmes (b) Maurice Chaillou (d) Michel Warlop (dir)
OLA-346-1 Gramophone K-7455 MP3
Blue Lu Barker With Orchestra Leave My Man Alone 1948
Blue Lu Barker (vcl) acc by Shad Collins (tp) Teddy McRae (ts) Norman Lester (p) Danny Barker (g) Ernest Williamson (b) unknown (d) unknown (tb-1)
3538-1 Capitol 15347 MP3
King Cole Swingsters Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q 1939
Nat King Cole, Oscar Moore, Wesley Prince (vcl)
DS-111 Davis & Schwegler 111 MP3

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