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July 27, 2017


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Mills Brothers Chinatown My Chinatown 1932. 11708-A BANNER 33215 MP3
Benny Carter And Elisabeth Welsh/vcl I Gotta Go 1936.
Benny Carter (cl, as, ts, p), Max Goldberg, Tommy McQuater, Leslie Thompson (tp, tb), Ted Heath, Lew Davis (tb), Freddy Gardner, Andy McDevitt (cl, as), Buddy Featherstonhaugh (ts), Billy Munn (p), Albert Harris (g), Wally Morris (sb), George Elrick (dm)
S-120-2 Vocalion S-16 MP3
Vess Ossman A Gay Gossoon 1909. Victor 16092 MP3
Chick Webb And His Orchestra I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants) 1934. Columbia 2920 MP3
Tadd Dameron Anthropology (No. 2) 1948.
Kai Winding (tb), Allen Eager (ts), Tadd Dameron (p), Curly Russell (sb), Kenny Clarke (dm)
Broadcast ???Royal Roost???, N.Y.
Jazzland JLP68 MP3
Eddie Condon My Melancholy Baby 1947.
Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Peanuts Hucko (cl,ts) Ernie Caceres (bar) Joe Bushkin (p) Eddie Condon (g) Jack Lesberg (b) George Wettling (d)
74023 DECCA 24218A MP3
Muggsy Spanier And His Orchestra Lonesome Road 1939.
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) George Brunies (tb) Rod Cless (cl) Nick Caiazza (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Bob Casey (b) Al Sidell (d)
V-Disc release June, 1944
original release S045745-2 Bluebird B10766
V-Disc 211A MP3
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra The Sheik [The Sheik Of Araby] 1935.
Robert Cheek, Richard Clarke, Benny Carter (tp) Edgar Battle (tp,v-tb) John "Shorty" Haughton, Bob Horton, Eddie Durham (tb) Glyn Paque, Stanley Payne (cl,as) Ben Webster, Johnny Russell (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Arnold Adams (g) Louis Thompson (b) Cozy Cole (d) Willie Bryant (vcl)
89819-2 Victor 25038 MP3
Blind Boy Fuller-Sonny Terry Bye Bye Baby 1940. WC3143-A OKEH 5712 MP3
Shelly Manne Blue Daniel (Alternate Take) 1959.
Joe Gordon (tp), Richie Kamuca (ts), Victor Feldman (p), Monty Budwig (sb), Shelly Manne (dm)
live at the ''Black Hawk''
OJC CD656-2 MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra Margie 1928.
Red Nichols, Leo McConville, Mannie Klein (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Dudley Fosdick (mel) Fud Livingston (cl,ts) Joe Venuti (vln) Arthur Schutt (p) Carl Kress (g) Art Miller (b) Chauncey Morehouse (d,vib)
E-27625 Brunswick 3961 MP3
Eddie Brunner No Can Do 1946.
mid 1946
3247 Elite Special 4513 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra More And More 1945.
Hit 136 of 1945
D4VB1047 Victor 20-1614 MP3
Red Nichols Cornfed 1927.
Red Nichols (tp) Miff Mole (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Vic Berton (d)
E-23666 Brunswick 3597 MP3
Patti Page Now That I'm In Love 1953. MERCURY 70127 MP3
Jackie Gleason Orchestra Ruby 1954.
Jackie Gleason (cond)
Romantic Moods Compilation from Columbia Records
Capitol 52541 MP3
Kid Ory Improvisation In Bb (Mutt's Blues) 1946.
Mutt Carey (tp) Kid Ory (tb,vcl) Barney Bigard (cl) Buster Wilson (p) Bud Scott (g) Ed Garland (b) Minor Hall (d)
Carousel 2501 MP3
Three Chuckles Runaround 1954. X 0066 MP3
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Music Goes Down Around 1947.
Eddie "Lockjaw" Dais (ts) Johnny Acea (p) Gene Ramey (b) Butch Ballard (d)
c. 1947
Remington 75 MP3
The Growler Too Botheration . DECCA 17390B MP3
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars Muskrat Ramble 1951.
Louis Armstrong (tp, vo), Jack Teagarden (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Earl Hines (p), Arvell Shaw (sb), Cozy Cole (dm)
Just Jazz concert at ''Civic Auditorium'' Pasadena, Calif.
Decca GRD-4-613 MP3
Light Crust Doughboys Green Valley Trot 1939.
Jim Boyd (vcl/g), Muryel Campbell (g), Marvin Montgomery (bj), Ramon DeArman (vcl/b) Cecil Bower, Kenneth Pitts (fiddle), John Parker (p)
25594-1 Vocalion 5357 MP3
Harry Macdonough The Holy City 1900. B3702-3 VICTOR 16408 MP3
Jane Morgan Arrivederci Roma 1958.
with an unidentified orchestra (most likely The Troubadours)
KAPP K-1089-S MP3
The Harlem Hamfats Way Down That Lonely Road 1939.
Ann Cooper-T, Odell Rand-Cl, Horace Malcolm-P, Joe McCoy-G, Charlie McCoy-G/Mnd, John Lindsay-Sb, Fred Flynn-D, Alberta Smith-Voc
WC-2521-A Vocalion 04828 MP3
Little Jack Little When My Sugar Walks Down The Street 1952.
radio transcription Lang-Worth FP  MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Now It Can Be Told 1938. 023209 VICTOR 25856 MP3
Charles Mingus & Max Roach I'll Remember April 1955.
Eddie Bert (tb), George Barrow (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Charles Mingus (sb), Max Roach (dm)
Live at ''Caf┌ Bohemia''
Fantasy 6009 MP3
George McLennon's Jazz Devils Dark Alley Blues 1924.
Probably Tom Morris, c / Charlie Irvis, tb / George McClennon, cl / Bob Fuller, as / Clarence Williams, p / Buddy Christian, bj / d
72513-B OKeh 8143 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra The Eyes Of Texas  1941. 0161217-1 Victor 27426 MP3

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