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www.billieholiday78rpm.nl
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Just Jazz
The Duke Ellington Chronicle
Blues World Auctions
Jan's 78-toeren Pakhuis
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Bill's Swing era music links (open to public) Install VLC (Free): http://www.videolan.org/ Then enter the URLs in VLC to access these streams.

Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
Fred Hall http://198.178.123.2:9116
KCEAhttp://streaming.rubinbroadcasting.com/kcea
KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
Swingstreet Radiohttp://198.178.123.17:11312/listen.pls
Swiss Internet Radiohttp://www.swissradio.ch/streams/6054.m3u
UK 1940's Jazzhttp://radio3.citrus3.com:2199/tunein/1940sradiostation.asx
WHRO 1920's Radiohttp://tess.fast-serv.com:8570/listen.pls
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Joe Haymes And His Orchestra Night Will Be Filled With Music 1932
Pee Wee Erwin, Roy Wager (tp) Les Jenkins (tb) Mike Doty, Johnny Mince (cl,as) Dick Clark (ts) John Langsford (bar,vln) Larry Murphy (p,vcl) Carl Snyder (g) Stan Fletcher (tu,b) Jimmy Underwood (d)
73002-1 Electradisk 2504 MP3
Jay Mcshann Quartet So You Won't Jump 1941
Jay McShann (p) Gene Ramey (b) Gus Johnson (d)
93811-B Decca 8607 MP3
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Pom Pom 1940
Bill Coleman, Shad Collins, Russell Smith (tp) Sandy Williams, Milton Robinson (tb) Benny Carter, Carl Frye, George Dorsey (as) Stafford ''Pazzuza'' Simon, Sammy Davis (ts) Sonny White (p) Ulysses Livingston (g) Hayes Alvis (b) Keg Purnell (d)
67782-A Decca 3262 MP3
Jackie Gleason's Orchestra My Love For Carmen 1958
with Bobby Hackett (trumpet)
Capitol SW-352 MP3
Johnny Guarnieri At The Piano Swing For Yourself, John 1946
Johnny Guarnieri (p) Tony Mottola (g) Bob Haggart (b) Cozy Cole (d)
T737 Majestic 1146 MP3
Ray Miller And His Orchestra Tessie, Stop Teasing Me 1925
Charles Rocco, Roy Johnston (tp), Miff Mole, Andy Sindelar (tb), Andy Sannella, Larry Abbott (cl, ss, as), Frankie Trumbauer (Cm), Billy Richards (ts), Rube Bloom, Tom Satterfield (p), Frank DiPrima (bj), Louis Cassagne (bb), Ward Archer (dm), Ray Miller (dir)
14588-91 Brunswick 2823 MP3
Jan Savitt And His Tophatters I See A Million People (But I Think You're Wonderful) 
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Lester Young I've Found A New Baby 1955
Harry ‘‘Sweets’‘ Edison (tp), Lester Young (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (sb), Buddy Rich (dm)
2539-3 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Whispering Jack Smith Me And My Shadow 1927
Jack Smith (p,vcl)
38704-3 Victor 20626 MP3
Art Farmer Quartet So Beats My Heart For You 1960
Art Farmer (tp), Tommy Flanagan (p), Tommy Williams (sb), Albert ''Tootie'' Heath (dm)
10443 Argo LP678 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Singin' The Blues 1939
Benny Carter (tp) Edmond Hall (cl) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Joe Sullivan (p) Freddie Green (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Zutty Singleton (d)
046026-1 Victor 26557 MP3
Ted Heath And His Music Night Train To Scotland 1949
Stan Reynolds, Stan Roderick, Dave Wilkins, Maurice Miller (tp) Jackie Armstrong, Maurice Pratt, Jack Bentley, Jimmy Coombes (tb) Les Gilbert, Reg Owen (as) Johnny Gray, Tommy Whittle (ts), Dave Shand (bar) Norman Stenfalt (p) Dave Goldberg (g) Charlie Short (b) Jack Parnell (d) Ted Heath (dir)
DR-13404 Decca 454 MP3
Johnny Marvin Me And My Shadow 1940
Johnny Marvin (uke,vcl)
DLA2152 Decca 5891 MP3
Lester Young 'deed I Do 1949
Lester Young (ts), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (sb), Buddy Rich (dm)
367-1 Verve 314-547087-2 MP3
Red Nichols and his Orchestra The Parade of The "Pennies" 1939
Red Nichols (tp,dir) Don Stevens, J. Douglas Wood (tp) Martin Croy, Robert Gebhart (tb) Harry Yolonsky, Ray Schultz (cl,as) Bobby Jones, Billy Shepard (cl,ts) Billy Maxted (p) Tony Colucci (g) Jack Fay (b) Victor Engle (d)
037683-1 Bluebird B10360 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton : the complete Library of Congress recordings by Alan Lomax Jazz Discords & The Story Of Kansas City Stomp 1938 Vol 2-12   MP3
Red Norvo All Star Sextet The Bass On The Barroom Floor 1944
Aaron Sachs (cl) Red Norvo (vib) Danny Negri (p) Remo Palmieri (g) Clyde Lombardi (b) Eddie Dell (d)
V-Disc 324 MP3
Jackie Gleason Orchestra Mad About The Boy 1955
Jackie Gleason (cond)
Romantic Moods Compilation from Columbia Records
Capitol 52541 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Only Forever 1940
Corky Cornelius, Torg Halten, Shorty Sherock (tp) Floyd O'Brien, Sid Brantley, Al Jordan (tb) Clint Neagley, Mascagni ''Musky'' Ruffo (as) Sam Donahue (ts) Sam Musiker (cl,ts) Bob Snyder (as,bar) Tony D'Amore (p) Ray Biondi (g) Ovid ''Biddy'' Bastien (b) Gene Krupa (d) Howard Dulaney (vcl)
27614-1 OKeh 5686 MP3
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Mildred Bailey Acc By Ellis Larkins Orchestra At Sundown 1946
Mildred Bailey (vcl) acc by Ellis Larkins (p,cond) Barry Galbraith (g) Bob Haggart (b) or Beverly Peer (b) Jimmy Crawford (d)
T978 Majestic 1101 MP3
The Get Happy Band Junk Bucket Blues 1925
poss. Johnny Dunn (cnt) Joe ''Tricky Sam'' Nanton (tb) Sidney Bechet (sop,cl) Bob Fuller (as) Porter Grainger (p) poss. Sam Speed (bj) unknown (tu), (d)
140773-2 Columbia 14091-D MP3
Nick's Presents His Dixieland Jazz Band Under The Direction Of Muggsy Spanier Clarinet Marmalade 1945
Muggsy Spanier (cnt) Lou McGarity (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Ernie Caceres (bar) Gene Schroeder (p) Nick Rongetti (p-1) added, Carl Kress (g) Bob Haggart (b) Charlie Carroll (d)
A Manhattan A30-2 MP3
Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Band I'm Knockin' At The Cabin Door 1937
Joe Thomas (tp) Buster Bailey (cl) Robert Carroll (ts) James Sherman (p) Arnold Adams (g) Wellman Braud (b) Pops Foster (d) Lil Armstrong (vcl)
61948-A Decca 1272 MP3
Claude McLin And His Orchestra Tennessee Waltz 1952
Claude McLin (ts) + others unknown
AR30451 Chess 1446 MP3
Russ Garcia Porgy And Bess Overture 1957
unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arr,cond)
21708 Verve MGV4011-1/2 MP3
Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Tea For Two 1938
Charlie Spivak, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson (tp) Ward Silloway, Warren Smith (tb) Irving Fazola (cl) Matty Matlock (cl,as,arr) Joe Kearns (as,cl) Eddie Miller (cl,ts) Gil Rodin (ts) Bob Zurke (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Bob Haggart (b,arr) Ray Bauduc (d) Bob Crosby (ldr)
63390-A Decca 1850 MP3
Benny Carter And His Orchestra Tell All Your Day Dreams To Me 1932
Louis Bacon, Frank Newton (tp) + other (tp) Dicky Wells (tb) Benny Carter (as,cl,dir) Wayman Carver (as,fl) Chu Berry (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) unknown (g) Richard Fullbright (b) Sidney Catlett (d) unknown female vcl
1765-1 Crown 3321 MP3
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra Bean-Bag Boogie (Rendez-Vous At The Hot Club) 1950
Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Raymond Fol (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (d)
V4019 Mercer Records M-1957 A MP3
McHargue's Memphis Five Original Dixieland One-Step 1947
Nick Cochrane (cnt) Brad Gowans (v-tb) Rosy McHargue (cl) Joe Rushton (bassax) Marvin Ash (p) Graham Stevenson (d)
J54-2 Jump 13A MP3
Willie Creager And His Orchestra Cryin' Blues 1928 8331-2 Banner 6226 MP3

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