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Louis Armstrong And The All Stars Struttin' With Some Barbecue 1951
Louis Armstrong (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Barney Bigard (cl), Billy Kyle (p), Arvell Shaw (sb), Barrett Deems (dm)
Live at ''Crescendo Club''
Decca GRD4-613 MP3
Buck Clayton And His Orchestra B.C. And B.C. 1949
Buck Clayton, Bill Coleman, Merrill Stepter (tp) Alix Combelle, Armand Conrad (ts) George Kennedy (as,bar) Andre Persiany (p) Georges Hadjo (b) Wallace Bishop (d)
RJS923-4 Royal Jazz 738 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Jivin' Joe Jackson 1945
Emmett Berry, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ed Lewis, Snooky Young (tp) J.J. Johnson, Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Dicky Wells (tb) Preston Love, George Dorsey (as) Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet (ts) Rudy Rutherford (bar,cl) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Rodney Richardson (b) Shadow Wilson (d) Ann Moore (vcl) Jimmy Mundy (arr)
HCO1564-1 Columbia 36889 MP3
Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra With Eddie Heywood Canadian Sunset 1956 RCA Victor 20-6537 MP3
Chris Connor It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 1959
Bill Rubenstein (P), Kenny Burrell (G), Eddie DeHaas (B), Lex Humphries (D)
Live from ''The Village Vanguard''
3460 Atlantic LP8040 MP3
Bob Chester And His Orchestra I Can't Tell Why I Love You But I Do 1939
Alec Fila, Al Stuart, Herbie Dell (tp) Sid Brantley, Sy Shaeffer (tb) Eddie Scalzi, Manny Gershman (as) Bob Chester (ts,vcl,arr) George Brodsky, Harry Schumann (ts) Buddy Brennan (p,arr) Bobby Domenick (g) George Yorke (b) Lewis Mann (d) Kathleen Lane (vcl)
BS041927-1 Bluebird B10427 MP3
Paul Specht And His Orchestra Dear Old Lady 1923
Frank Guarente, Donald Lindley (tp) Russ Morgan (tb) Harold Saliers (cl,b-cl,as) Johnny O'Donnell (cl,as) Frank Smith (cl,ts) Al Monquin (bassax,arr) Paul Specht (vln,ldr) Arthur Schutt (p) Russell Deppe (bj) Joe Tarto (tu) Chauncey Morehouse (d)
81350-1 Columbia 27-D MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra When It's Sleepy Time Down South 1937
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Chris Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Murray McEachern (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as) Arthur Rollini, Vido Musso (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
09577-2 Victor 25634 MP3
Philippe Brun And His Jam Band Boogie-Woogie Part 2 1940
Philippe Brun (tp) Guy Paquinet (tb) Alix Combelle (cl) Charlie Lewis (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Marceau Sarbib (b) H.P. Chadel (d) [aka Charles Delaunay (d) ]
OSW-111-1 Swing (F)80 MP3
T And sgt. Jack Leonard And His V-Disc Friends Sleepy Time Gal 1945
Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Billy Pritchard (tb) Hank DAmico (cl) Charlie Ventura (ts) Jimmy Rowland (p) Allen Hanlon (g) Al Hall (b) Specs Powell, Jack Leonard (d)
VP1485 V-Disc 527 MP3
Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 1941
Erskine Hawkins, Sam Lowe, Wilbur Bascomb, Marcellus Green (tp), Edward Sims, Richard Harris, Robert Range (tb), William Johnson, Julian Dash, Paul Bascomb (ts), Heywood Henry (cl, bar), Avery Parrish (p), William McLemore (g), Leemie Stanfield (sb), James Morrison (dm,vcl)
068714-1 Bluebird B11485 MP3
Bob Howard And His Orchestra That's What You Mean To Me 1936
Bob Howard (vcl) acc by Marty Marsala (tp) Sid Trucker (cl) Zinky Cohn (p) Dave Barbour (g) George Yorke (b) Stan King (d)
61312-A Decca 990 MP3
Fud Candrix Serenade for Nelly 1941
Gus Deloof, Georges Clais, Lucien Devroye (tp) Louis Melon (tb) Jo Magis, Bobby Naret (as,cl) Lou Logist (ts,cl) Fud Candrix (ts,vln) Ivon De Bie (p) Andre Mersch (g) Gene Kempf (b) Jeff De Boeck (d)
25687 Telefunken A10348 MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys When The Organ Played At Twilight 1930 W150843-3 Columbia 2308D MP3
Jazz At The Philharmonic The Blues 1955
JATP All Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge (tp) Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Illinois Jacquet (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Buddy Rich (d)
Clef MG Vol. 18 MP3
Tony Bennett Have A Good Time 1952 CO47411 Columbia 39764 MP3
Billy Eckstine acc by Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra Blue Moon 1947
Billy Eckstine (vcl) acc by orchestra, Hugo Winterhalter (dir)
47S310-5 MGM 10311 MP3
Pete Fountain & His Mardi Gras Strutters Marching 'round The Mountain 1963
Pete Fountain (Cl), Jackie Coon (Tpt), Moe Schneider (Tbn)
Coral CRL-757440 MP3
Bessie Smith Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down 1924
Bessie Smith (vcl) acc by Robert Robbins (vln) Irving Johns (p)
81670-2 Columbia 14025-D MP3
Nat King Cole You Can Depend On Me 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d)
15788-10 Capitol (E)EMS-1103 MP3
Charles Mingus Trio Bass-Ically Speaking (Alternate Take 3) 1953
Billy Taylor (P), Charles Mingus (B), unknown (D)
Debut 12DCD4402-2 MP3
Les Brown And His Orchestra Sophisticated Lady 1945
Bob Higgins, Don Jacoby, Vern Rowe, Jimmy Zito (tp) Kenny Meisel, Warren Covington, Dick Gould, Stumpy Brown (tb) Les Brown (cl,as) Steve Madrick, Mark Douglas (as) Ted Nash (ts) Eddie Sherr (ts,ss,bar) Butch Stone (bar) Geoff Clarkson (p) Hy White (g) Bob Leininger (b) Dick Shanahan (d)
broadcast Giants Of Jazz GOJ1027 MP3
Mildred Bailey Acc By Orchestra I've Gone Off The Deep End 1939
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Ben Webster (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) with unknown tp,cl,g,b,d
26259-A Vocalion 5236 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax The St. Louis Scene 1938 Vol 3-02   MP3
Louis Armstrong And His All Stars Rockin' Chair 1955
Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Trummy Young (tb,vcl) Barney Bigard (cl) Billy Kyle (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Barrett Deems (d)
88063 Decca DL8169 MP3
Flip Phillips/Howard McGhee Boptet Cake 1947
Howard McGhee (tp) Flip Phillips (ts) Hank Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) J.C. Heard (d)
229 Mercury 8902 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra Wishful Thinking 1941
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Dick Vance, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Taft Jordan (tp) George Matthews, Earl Hardy, John McConnell (tb) Pete Clark (cl,as) George Dorsey (as) Teddy McRae (ts,bar) Sam Simmons (ts) Tommy Fulford (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Beverly Peer (b) Bill Beason (d)
68560-A Decca 3612 MP3
Eddie Lockjaw Davis My Blue Heaven 1952
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts) Bill Doggett (org) Oscar Pettiford (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
R1120-3 Roost 553 MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra Poor Butterfly 1939
Red Nichols (tp,dir) Don Stevens, J. Douglas Wood (tp) Slim Wilbur, Martin Croy (tb) Conn Humphreys (as) Billy Jones, Billy Shepard (cl,ts) Billy Maxted (p,arr) Mike Bryan (g) Jack Fay (b) Harry Jaeger (d) Bill Darnell, ens (vcl)
042772-2 Bluebird 10522 MP3
Fud Candrix And His Orchestra Stop ! It's Wonderful 1941
Janot Morales, Maurice Giegas, Lucien Devroye tp) Louis Melon, Nick Frerar (tb) Bobby Naret, Benny Pauwels (as,cl) Fud Candrix, Victor Ingeveldt (ts,cl) Lou Logist (ts) Ivon De Bie (p) Andre Mersch (g) Gene Kempf (b) Jeff Be Boeck (d)
26178 Telefunken A10422 MP3

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