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George Wettling's New Yorkers Too Marvelous For Words 1944
Joe Thomas (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb) Hank D'Amico (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Herman Chittison (p) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) George Wettling (d)
HL72-3 Keynote K1311 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Kentucky Club Orchestra Immigration Blues 1926
Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, trumpets ; Joe Tricky Sam Nanton,trombone; Rudy Jackson, clarinet and tenor sax; Otto Hardwick, alto sax; Harry Carney, bass sax;Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Guy, banjo; Wellman Braud, bass; Sonny Greer, drums
E4321 Vocalion 1077 MP3
June Christy & Bob Cooper Prelude To A Kiss 1962
June Christy (vo) acc by Conte Candoli, Lee Katzman, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari (tp) Vern Friley (tb) / Dick Nash, Lew McCreary, Frank Rosolino (tb) / John Halliburton (tb) Ken Shroyer (b-tb) Joe Maini, Bud Shank (as) [as Bud Legge, ] Charlie Kennedy (as) Bob Cooper (ts,arr,cond) Bill Perkins (ts) Jack Nimitz (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Joe Mondragon (sb) Mel Lewis (dm)
38707 Capitol ST1845 MP3
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees There's Always A Happy Ending 1936 99818 Victor 25260 MP3
The Carnival Three Harlem Hotcha 1945
Omer Simeon-Cl, James P. Johnson-P, George "Pops" Foster-B
D206 Disc 6001 MP3
Ted Fiorito Love At Last 1930-40
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito)
Broadcast Excerpt  MP3
Jerry Mason And His Californians Just A Sweetheart 1928
Marvin Young (vcl)
147131-3 Harmony 761-H MP3
Dizzy Gillespie And Stuff Smith Rio Pakistan 1957
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Stuff Smith (vln) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul West (b) J.C. Heard (d)
Verve MGV8214, 513875-2 MP3
Coon-Sanders Orchestra Lo And Behold 1932
Joe Richolson, Bob Pope (tp) John "Lop" Jarman (mel) Rex Downing (tb) Harold Thiell, John Thiell (cl,as) Floyd Estep (as) Joe Sanders (p,vcl) unknown (2nd piano) Russ Stout (bj) Pop Estep, Eddie Edwards (tu) Carlton Coon (d)
71928-1 Victor 22951 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra Blue Dawn 1939
Steady Nelson, Clarence Willard, Bob Price (tp) Neal Reid, Toby Tyler (tb) Joe Bishop (fhr,arr) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Joe Denton, Ray Hopfner (as) Saxie Mansfield, Ronnie Perry (ts) Tommy Linehan (p) Hy White (g) Walter Yoder (b) Frank Carlson (d)
66674-A Decca 2772 MP3
Dean Kincaide Quintet Louisiana 1959
Doc Severinsen (tp) Dean Kincaide (sax,cl) Mundell Lowe (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Gus Johnson (d)
Everest SCBR5064 MP3
Chicago Blue Dance Orchestra (Original Memphis Melody Boys) House Of David Blues 1923
Murphy Steinberg (cnt) Santo Pecora (tb) Charlie Bezimek, Roy Kramer (cl,as) Art Kassel (cl,ts) Elmer Schoebel (p,arr,dir) Lou Black (bj) Steve Brown (tu) _ Schoebel (d)
81044-2 Columbia C3L32 MP3
Les And Larry Elgart Skyliner 1964 Columbia CS 9021 MP3
Big Joe Turner New Ooh Wee Baby Blues 1946
Big Joe Turner (vcl) acc by Sonny Cohn (tp) Tab Smith (as) Leon Washington (ts) Porter Derico (p) Ike Perkins (el-g) Mickey Simms (b) Red Saunders (d)
NSC179 National 9100 MP3
Erroll Garner Trio Serenade In Blue 1950
Erroll Garner (p) John Simmons (b) Harold "Doc" West (d)
A428 Atlantic 675 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra Surrealism 1937
Jack Koven, Jimmy Milazzo, Frank Newton (tp) John D'Agostino, Bob Fishel (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr) Harry Carrel, Ernie Diven (as) Kurt Bloom (ts) Adrian Rollini (vib) Josef Myrow (p) George Cuomo (g) John Kirby (b) Joe Dale (d) Franklyn Marks (arr)
M-590-1 Variety VA633 MP3
Frank Banta The Melody That Made You Mine 1925
Frank Banta (p)
32883-5 Victor 19705B MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra You And I 1941
Ziggy Elman, Chuck Peterson, Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Blake (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr) George Arus, Walter Mercurio, Dave Jacobs (tb) Fred Stulce (as) Manny Gershman (cl,as) Heinie Beau, Don Lodice, Bruce Snyder (ts) Joe Bushkin (p) Clark Yocum (g) Sid Weiss (b) Buddy Rich (d) Frank Sinatra, Pied Pipers (vcl) Axel Stordahl (arr)
066431-2 Victor 27532 MP3
Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri Picadillo 1966
Cal Tjader (Vibes): Eddie Palmieri (P), Julian Priester, Mark Weinstein, Jose Rodriguez (Tb), George Castro (Fl, Percussion), Barry Rogers (Tb, Conga), Bobby Rodriguez (B), Manny Oquendo, Manny Lopez (D), Ismail Quintana (Percussion)
100518 Verve V-8651 MP3
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Public Melody Number One 1937
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Shelton Hemphill, Louis Bacon, Henry "Red" Allen (tp) Big George Matthews, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Pete Clark, Charlie Holmes (as) Albert Nicholas (ts,cl) Bingie Madison (ts) Luis Russell (p) Lee Blair (g) George Pops Foster (b) Paul Barbarin (d) Chappie Willett (arr)
62328-A Decca 1347 MP3
Sarah Vaughan Acc By Hal Mooney's Orchestra Hot And Cold Runnin' Tears 1956
Sarah Vaughan (vcl) acc by orchestra, Harold "Hal" Mooney (dir)
12833-7 Mercury 70846 MP3
Firehouse Five Plus Two Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue 1951
Danny Alguire (cnt) Ward Kimball (tb) Clarke Mallory (cl) Frank Thomas (p) Harper Goff (bj) Ed Penner (tu,b,bassax) Jerry Hamm (d)
LK228 Good Time Jazz L12012 MP3
Anson Weeks And His Orchestra Patches c. 1924-37   MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Novelty Orchestra You Can't Cheat A Cheater 1929
Tommy Dorsey (tp) Frank Signorelli (p) Eddie Lang (g) Stan King (d)
401822-C OKeh 41422 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra Every Little Moment 1935 B17467 Brunswick 7442 MP3
Gene Rodemich And His Orchestra Mobile Blues 1924
Charles Werner, Clarence Foster (tp) Larry Conley (tb) Bill Bailey (cl,sax) Jules Silberburg (cl,sax,vln) Gene Rodemich (p,ldr) Allister Wylie (p) Otto Reinert (vln) unknown bj, Joe Zotterilla (tu) Paul Spohlieder (d)
49-CH Brunswick 2599 MP3
Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends Gotta Gimme What'cha Got 1946
Julie Lee (vcl,p) acc by Geechie Smith (tp) Henry Bridges (ts) Nappy Lamare (g) Billy Hadnott (b) Sam "Baby" Lovett (d)
1371-1 Capitol 308 MP3
Buddy Morrow And His Orchestra Suppertime 1954
Mickey Palmer, Rob Turk, William Dennis Sullivan (tp) Buddy Morrow, Ray Nowick, Bill Smiley, Lowell Hoskins (tb) Joe Progris, Joe LaFlamme (as) Stan Edson, Gus Jean (ts) Pete Fanelli (bar) Buddy Freed (p) Earl Backus (g) Bob Rix (b) Bill Chamoni (d) Betty Anne Steele (vcl)
E4VB-3242 Victor 20-5780 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Little Pony 1962
Thad Jones (tp,arr) Fortunatus "Fip" Ricard, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Ake Persson (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl,arr) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Ike Isaacs (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Set 2-3 Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Teddy Wilson Trio Honeysuckle Rose 1956
Teddy Wilson (p) Al Lucas (b) Jo Jones (d)
3102-2 Verve MGV8272 MP3

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