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Mitchell Ayres And His Fashions In Music Make-Believe Island  (1940) 048716-1 Bluebird 10687 MP3
Martin Denny & His Ensemble, Abram Chasino  Rush Hour In Hong Kong  (1957)
Capitol Studios Hollywood June 1957 From the album "Exotica Volume 2"
LIBERTY LST7006 MP3
Billy Banks And His Rhythmakers, Jack Bland-Eddy Condon  Spider Crawl (Vbb)  (1932) 11719-4 BANNER 32459 MP3
Chet Baker Quartet, Benny Goodman/fletcher Henderson  Soft Winds  (1958)
Chet Baker (tp), Al Haig (p), Paul Chambers (sb), Philly Joe Jones (dm)
Jazzland RLP12-294 MP3
Pat Flowers And His Rhythm How Many Kisses  (1947)
Herman Autrey-T, Al Johnson/Henry Ross/-Gene Sedric/Steve Marick-Saxes, Pat Flowers-P/Voc, Dan Perri-G, Cedric Wallace-B, Norris Shawker-D
July 4
D7VB-946 Victor  20-2334 MP3
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Lester Young'S Interviews, Traditional  Philosophy On Music Ii  (1959)
Lester Young, Francis Postif, Kansas Fields (talking)
Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Ella Logan Come To The Fair  (1938) LA1687 COLUMBIA 36313 MP3
Freddy Gardner & His Swing Orchestra Limehouse Blues  (1937)
Billy Farrell/Archie Craig-T, Ted Heath-Tb/Arr, Paul Fenouhlet-Tb, Freddy Gardner-Cl/As/Ts, Pat Dodd-P, George Elliot-G, Dick Ball-B, Barry Wicks-D, Roy Martin-Arr
R2538-1 Rex 9225 MP3
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David Rose And His Orchestra Poinciana  (1943) V-Disc 076A MP3
Victor Salon Orchestra Star Dust  (1931)
SHILKRET
October 15
70285 Victor 22848 MP3
Baritone Solo The Heart Bowed Down  (1901) Columbia 2 MP3
Victor Young And His Orchestra With Bing Crosby, Barris-Greene  Beyond Compare  (1936) DLA552-A DECCA 912B MP3
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra My Heart Stood Still  (1939) 031492-1 Bluebird 10125 MP3
Una Mae Carlisle Strange  (1950) CO43232 COLUMBIA 38864 MP3
Teddy Wilson & Billie Holiday I'll Get By  (1937)
Billie Holiday (vo), Buck Clayton (tp), Buster Bailey (cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Lester Young (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), Allen Reuss (g), Artie Bernstein (sb), Cozy Cole (dm)
21119-1 Brunswick 7903 MP3
Ada Jones (Solo With Orchestra), Billy Lynott & Harry Von Tilzer  Don't Slam The Door  (1916)
(exact date and matrix number unknown) Ada Jones also recorded duet versions with Billy Murray and others for Victor and Edison
Vertical-Cut disc tracked with a modern magnetic phono cartridge equiped with a wide-tip stylus designed for lateral-cut, 78-RPM discs. Despite special anti-skating calibrations, results are not always perfect.
REX 5434-A MP3
Wolverines Orchestra, Austin-Mchugh-Mills  When My Sugar Walks Down The Street  (1924) G09218-B GENNETT 5620 MP3
Buck Clayton With Marlowe Morris Trio 's Wonderful (Part 1 & Part 2)  (1953)
Buck Clayton (tp) Marlowe Morris (org) Jerome Darr (g) Les Erskine (d)
February 18, 1953
CO49007 CO49008 Epic EG7009 MP3
Doris Day Tea For Two  (1950) HCO4141 COLUMBIA 38954 MP3
Eddie Davis Quintet Lover  (1947)
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Al Haig (p) John Collins (g) Gene Ramey (b) Denzil Best (d)
April 12
A-1206 Appolo 767 MP3
Alma Gluck And Louise Homer Jesus, Lover Of My Soul  (1915) VICTOR 87200 MP3
Kalama'S Quartette When The Sun Goes Down  (1929)
October 20
403090-C Okeh  41322 MP3
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Guy Mitchell Day Of Jubilo  (1952) CO47336 COLUMBIA 39753 MP3
Blossom Dearie Manhattan  (1958)
Blossom Dearie (P, Vocal), Ray Brown (B), Mundell Lowe (G), Ed Thigpen (D)
22463-3 Verve MGV2111 MP3
Eddie Peabody (Electric Banjoline) With His Ensemble, Karl Hoschna & Otto Harbach  Cuddle Up A Little Closer  (1963)
This instrument, invented by Peabody in 1956, is capable of sounding like mandolins, Hawaiian or Spanish Guitars and percussion. It was first manufactured by Vega. Later versions followed from Fender and Rickenbacker. Copied from an original 1963 vinyl pressing of the album "Eddie Peabody plays Sm-o-o-o-thies".
DOT DLP-25491 MP3
The Boston Symphony Orchestra Dance Of The Seven Veils  (1946)
conducted by Fritz Reiner
V-Disc 636A&B MP3
Roger Wolfe Kahn And His Orchestra Dance Little Lady (V F B)  (1928) 48408-3 VICTOR 21801 MP3
Art Hodes, W. C. Handy  Careless Love (78 Tk)  (1945)
Albert Nicholas (cl), Art Hodes (p), Wellman Braud (sb), Baby Dodds (dm)
BN273-2 Mosaic MD4-114 MP3
Dickie Wells And His Orchestra, George Garshwin, Ira Garshwin  I Got Rhythm  (1943) T19003 SIGNATURE 90002B MP3
Xavier Cugat And His Waldorf Asto Chiquita Banana (The Banana   Columbia BF-106 MP3

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