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Billie Holiday With Toots Camarata And His Orchestra No More 1944
Russ Case (tp) Hymie Schertzer, Jack Cressey (as) Larry Binyon, Paul Ricci (ts) Dave Bowman (p) Carl Kress (g) Haig Stephens (b) Johnny Blowers (d) six strings Toots Camarata (arr,cond) Billie Holiday (vcl)
72405-A Decca 23483 MP3
Johnny Smith Quintet Vilia 1952
Zoot Sims (ts) Sanford Gold (p) Johnny Smith (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (d)
R1136 Royal Roost 573 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra I'll Never Say ''Never Again'' Again 1953
Billy Butterfield, Jimmy Maxwell, Chris Griffin (tp) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall, Bobby Byrne (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, Milt Yaner (as) Boomie Richman, Al Klink (ts) Bernie Leighton (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Don Lamond (d) Fletcher Henderson (arr) Helen Ward (vcl)
C048876-1A Columbia 39976 MP3
Bennie Green With Strings Serenade To Love 1952
Bennie Green (tb) John Malachi (p) Tommy Potter (b) Osie Johnson (d,arr) Alan Lane, Harold Sonn, Autrey McKissack, Max Waxler, Adam Micevich, Donald White (strings)
343 Prestige 790 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Begin The Beguine 1956
Dizzy Gillespie (tp, ldr), Joe Gordon or Franco Corvin (tp), Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones (tp), Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Levitt (tb), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (sb), Charleie Persip (dm)
Official U.S. State Dept. Tour, live perf.
Consolidated Artists CAP933-935 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald Just Squeeze Me 1958
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Lou Levy (p) Max Bennett (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Verve 83554-2 MP3
Woody Herman & His Orchestra My Funny Valentine 1965 Columbia CS-9236 MP3
Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra St. Louis Blues 1929
Jimmie Noone (cl) Joe Poston (as) Alex Hill (p) Junie Cobb (bj,g) Bill Newton (tu) Johnny Wells (d)
C-3005-A Swaggie (Aus) 87 MP3
Wild Bill Davison and His Commodores Wabash Blues 1946
Wild Bill Davison (tp) George Brunies (tb) Albert Nicholas (cl) Gene Schroeder (p) Eddie Condon (g) Jack Lesberg (b) Dave Tough (d)
A-4878-1 Commodore 615 MP3
Les Brown And His Orchestra Just For A Day 1943
Bob Higgins, Paul Montgomery, Bob Scarda, Randy Brooks (tp) Kenny Meisel, Dick Noel (tb) Stumpy Brown (b-tb) Les Brown (cl,as) Steve Madrick, Hal McKusick (cl,as) Butch Stone (cl,as,bar) Ted Nash (ts) Eddie Scherr (sop,ts,bar) Geoff Clarkson (p) Teddy Walters (g) Bob Leininger (b) Dick Shanahan (d) Hal Derwin (vcl)
V-Disc 158 MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys I'm Doing What I'm Doing For Love 1929 W148633-6 Columbia 1866D MP3
Ted Lewis And His Band Ho Hum ! 1931
Muggsy Spanier, Dave Klein (cnt) George Brunies, Sammy Blank (tb) Benny Goodman (cl,as) Louis Martin (cl,as,bar) Sol Klein, Sam Shapiro, Erno Neufelt (vln) Jack Aaronson (p) Tony Gerhardi (g) Harry Barth (b,tu) John Lucas (d) Ted Lewis (vcl,cond)
151517-3 Columbia 2452-D MP3
Louis Prima And His Orchestra 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 1944
Louis Prima (tp,vcl) Al Porcino, Felix Roseman, Richard Smitz, John Bartalomea (tp) Milt Kabak, Al Tracey, Ralph Goldstein (tb) Mike Dolka, Al Roseman (as) Charles Remeley, Eldridge Westerfield (ts) Bob Carlson (bar) Abe Logan (p) Dan Sherret (b) Jimmy Vincent (d)
T-445 Majestic 7159 MP3
Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four Jet Black Blues 1929
Tommy Dorsey (tp) Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson (g) plus unknown p,vcl, percussion
401842-B OKeh 8689 MP3
Art Shaw And His Orchestra No Regrets 1936
Willis Kelly (tp) Mark Bennett (tb) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Tony Zimmers (ts) Fulton McGrath (p) Wes Vaughan (g,vcl) Louis Klayman, Julius Schachter (vln) Sam Persoff (viola) James Oderich (cello) Hank Wayland (b) Sam Weiss (d)
B-19437-4 Conqueror 9096 MP3
Joe Haymes And His Orchestra Me, Myself And I 1937
Cliff Weston, Charlie Zimmerman (tp) or Glenn Taft, Dave Frankel (tp) Cappy Crouse (tb) Hank Haupt, John Langsford (as) Hawk Kogan (ts) Clyde Rogers (ts,vcl) Conrad Lanoue (p) Mac Cheikes (g,tb) Max Goodman (b) Sammy Parker (d) Joe Haymes (ldr)
21232 Perfect 7-08-01 MP3
Louis Armstrong Froggie Moore (Rag) 1957
Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Billy Kyle (p), George Barnes (g), Squire Gersh (sb), Barrett Deems (dm), Bob Haggart (arr, cond)
101486 Mosaic MD6-146 MP3
Anna Jones Trixie Blues 1923
Ann Jones (vcl) acc by Fats Waller (p)
1473-2 Harmograph 859 MP3
Frankie Trumbauer And His Orchestra What Wouldn't I Do For That Man ? 1929
Andy Secrest (cnt) Charlie Margulis (tp) Bill Rank (tb) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,as) Irving Friedman (cl,ts) Chester Hazlett (as) or Charles Strickfaden (as) Min Leibrook (bassax) Lennie Hayton (p) Eddie Lang (g) Joe Venuti (vln) George Marsh (d) Smith Ballew (vcl)
W-403083-B OKeh 41330 MP3
Gene Kardos And His Orchestra The Gold Diggers Song 1933
Bunny Berigan (tp) + other (tp) unknown (tb), (cl/as), Gene Kardos (as) unknown (ts), (p), (g), (tu/b), Sam Weiss (d) Chick Bullock (vcl)
13297-1 Banner 32763 MP3
Oscar Aleman Blue Skies 1947
Manuel Gavinovich-Vn, Oscar Aleman-G, Walter Noseda-P, Guillermo Barbieri-G, Luis Gavinovich-B, Ramon Caravaca-D
16251 Odeon 22309 MP3
Ida Cox Acc By Her All-Star Band Death Letter Blues 1939
Ida Cox (vcl) acc by Hot Lips Page (tp) James P. Johnson (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Artie Bernstein (b)
W25510-1 Vocalion 05336 MP3
The Three Peppers Three Little Words 1949
Roy Branker (p) Bob Bell (g,vcl) Walter Williams (b)
Gotham  MP3
Erroll Garner Trio Twisting The Cat's Tail 1945
Erroll Garner (p) Edgar Eddie Brown (b) Harold "Doc" West (d)
BW68 Imperial 5078 MP3
Lovie Austin And Her Blues Serenaders C Jam Blues 1961
Jimmy Archey (tb), Darnell Howard (cl), Lovie Austin (p), Pops Foster (sb), Jasper Taylor (dm)
321 Riverside RLP418 MP3
Portena Jazz Alegrias De Nueva Orleans (New Orleans Joys) 1966
Norberto Gandini (cnt) Sergio Tamburri (tb) Ernesto Carrizo (cl) Alfredo Espinoza (as) Horacio Schere (sop) Ignacio Romero (p) Ricardo Scarremberg (bj) Alberto Maza (b) Daniel Passero (d)
Argentine Trad Jazz
Cook's Dreamland Orchestra So This Is Venice 1924
Freddie Keppard, Elwood Graham (cnt) Fred Garland (tb) Jimmie Noone, Clifford King (cl,as) Joe Poston (as) Jerome Pasquall (ts) Jimmy Bell (vln) Tony Spaulding (p) Stanley Wilson (bj) Bill Newton (tu) Bert Greene (d)
11729-A Gennett 5360 MP3
George Shearing Quintet Say ''Si Si'' 1961
Warren Chiasson (vib) George Shearing (p) Dick Garcia (g) Wyatt Ruther (b) Larance Marable (d)
35652 Capitol T1567 MP3
Phil Moore Four My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time 1945
Phil Moore (p,vcl) Remo Palmieri (el-g) Eddie Gibbs (g) Doles Dickens (b) Wallace Bishop (d) Billy Daniels (vcl)
D5VB-84-1 RCA Victor 20-1641 MP3
Joe Morris And His Orchestra Mad Moon 1947
Joe Morris (tp) Johnny Griffin (ts) Bill McLemore (bar) Wilmus Reeves (p) George Freeman (g) Embra Daylie (b) Leroy Jackson (d)
A87 Atlantic 859 MP3

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