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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
Radio Dismukehttp://early1900s.org/radiodismuke/radiodismuke.asx
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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Billy Butterfield And His Orchestra Sophisticated Lady 1946
Billy Butterfield, Archie Johnson, Bob Peck, Jack Stametz (tp) Earl Mahler, Marshall Hawk, Sam Moore (tb) Norman Elvin, Bob Levine, Bill Stegmeyer, Earl Pearson, Bill Cervantes (saxes) Mickey Crane (p) Joe Reiser (g) George Ryan (b) Pete Polo (d)
Capitol transcriptio Hindsight HSR173 MP3
FLAC
King Cole Trio Got A Penny 1943
Nat King Cole-p-v, Oscar Moore-g, Johnny Miller-b
IA-2080 Excelsior KC103 MP3
Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra Satan Does The Rhumba 1939
Sammy Lowe (tp,arr) Wilbur ''Dud'' Bascomb, Marcellus Green, Erskine Hawkins (tp) Ed Sims, Bob Range (tb) William Johnson, Jimmy Mitchell (as) Julian Dash (ts) Haywood Henry (bar) Avery Parrish (p) Skeeter Best (g) Leemie Stanfield (b) James Morrison (d)
041380-2 Bluebird B10456 MP3
FLAC
The Charleston Chasers Delirium 1927
Red Nichols (cnt) Miff Mole (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Arthur Schutt (p) Dick McDonough (bj) Joe Tarto (tu) Vic Berton (d,harpophone)
144169-3 Columbia 1076-D MP3
Russell Jacquet And His All Stars Relaxing 1948
Russell Jacquet-t J.J. Johnson-tb Sonny Stitt-as Maurice Simon-ts Leo Parker-bar Sir Charles Thompson-p Al Lucas-b Shadow Wilson-d
4009 Sensation 12 MP3
Lil Armstrong And Her Swing Band Oriental Swing 1938
Ralph Muzzillo, Johnny McGhee (tp) Al Philburn (tb) Tony Zimmers (ts) Frank Froeba (p) Dave Barbour (g) Haig Stephens (b) Sam Weiss (d) Lil Armstrong (vcl)
63239-B Decca 1904 MP3
Louis Armstrong Bess, Oh Where's My Bess 1957
Louis Armstrong (vcl) with orchestra with prob. personnel: Frank Beach, Buddy Childers, Cappy Lewis (tp) Milt Bernhart, Marshall Cram, James Henderson, Lloyd Ulyate (tb) Vincent DeRosa (frh) Victor Arno, Robert Barene, Jacques Gasselin, Joseph Livoti, Dan Lube, Amerigo Marino, Bill Miller, Erno Neufeld, Marschall Sasson, Robert Sushel, Gerald Vinci, Tibor Zelig (vln) Myron Bacon, Abraham Hochstein, Raymond Menhennick, Myron Sandler (viola) Justin DiTullio, Kurt Reher, William Van Den Burg (cello) Paul Smith (p) Tony Rizzi (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Russell Garcia (arr,cond)
21298 Verve 529017-2 MP3
Andre Ekyan De Nulle Part (Out Of Nowhere) 1941
Andre Ekyan (as) Django Reinhardt, Eugene Vees (g) Emmanuel Soudieux (b) Pierre Fouad (d)
OSW226-1 Swing 127 MP3
Jay Jay Johnson's Boppers Bee Jay 1949
J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) John Lewis (p) Gene Ramey (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
S36133 Savoy 949B MP3
Al Donahue And His Orchestra Fifth Avenue 1940
Dee Keating (vcl)
28028-A OKeh 5749 MP3
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Lollipops And Roses 1965 A&M SP-4110 MP3
Ruth Etting After You've Gone 1927 W143563-3 Columbia 995-D MP3
Barbary Coast Orchestra Canzone Amarosa (Venetian Love Song) 1926
Keith Preston, John Hahn (tp) Howard Berg (tb) Cliff Randall (cl,as) Russ Goudey (cl,as,bar) Bob Slater (cl,ts) Phil Thompson (p) Chuck Peacock (bj) George Kennedy (tu) Lewis Beers (d)
170258-2 Columbia 94-P MP3
Etta Jones Acc By Cyril Haynes Quartet Solitude 1945
Etta Jones (vcl) acc by Budd Johnson (ts) Cyril Haynes (p) Johnny Williams (b) Denzil Best (d)
BW-98 Black And White 40 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Star-Crossed Lovers (Pretty Girl) 1956
Duke Ellington (P), Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry (T), Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (Tb), Paul Gonzalves, Jimmy Hamilton (Ts), Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (As), Harry Carney (Bs), Jimmy Woode (B), Sam Woodyard (D)
C0057015-1 Columbia/Legacy CK65568 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Don't Let The Landlord Gyp You 1946
Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder, Leo Shepherd (tp) Jimmy Wormick, Mitchell ''Bootie'' Wood, Al Hayse, Andrew Penn (tb) Jackie Kelso (cl) Bobby Plater, Ben Kynard (as) Arnett Cobb, Johnny Griffin (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Lionel Hampton (vib) Milt Buckner (p) Billy Mackel (g) Joe Comfort, Charlie Harris (b) Fats Heard (d)
L-4300-A Decca 23834 MP3
Jelly Roll Morton And His Red Hot Peppers Fickle Fay Creep (Soap Suds) 1930
Ward Pinkett (tp), Geechy Fields (tb), prob. Eddie Scarpa (cl), Jelly Roll Morton (p), Bernard Addison (g), Billy Taylor (bb), Bill Beason (dm)
64314-1 Victor 23019 MP3
Nat King Cole It's Only A Paper Moon 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) John Collins (g) Charlie Harris (b) Lee Young (d)
15791-5 Capitol EAP4/EBF2/W-782 MP3
Freddie Rich's Radio Orchestra Comin' Thro The Rye 1931 Hit Of The Week  MP3
Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals Salty Dog (Alt take) 1926
Freddie Keppard (cnt) Eddie Vincent (tb) Johnny Dodds (cl) Arthur Campbell (p) Jasper Taylor (woodblocks) Papa Charlie Jackson (vcl)
2653-2 Paramount 12399 MP3
Trixie Smith acc by Her Down Home Syncopaters Mining Camp Blues 1925
Trixie Smith (vcl) acc by Louis Armstrong (cnt) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Dixon (bj)
2016-(1 or 2) Paramount 12256 MP3
Nane Cholet Ainsi Soit-il (So Be It) 1935
Nane Cholet (vcl) acc by Stephane Grappelli (vln) Emile Stern (p) Django Reinhardt (g)
77541 Ultraphone AP-1552 MP3
Scrappy Lambert My Angel 1928 E27423 Brunswick 3926 MP3
Pat Flowers And His Rhythm A Chocolate Sunday On A Saturday Night 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
D7VB-948 Victor 20-2334 MP3
FLAC
The Travelers I Apologize 1931
Bunny Berigan, Charlie Margulis, Louis Garcia (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Jimmy Dorsey, Arnold Brilhart (cl,as) Bud Freeman (ts) Arthur Schutt (p) Eddie Lang (g) Joe Tarto (b) Stan King (d) Elmer Feldkamp (vcl) or Paul Small (vcl)
E-36947 Melotone M12227 MP3
Wild Bill Davison And His Commodores Jazz Me Blues 1945
Wild Bill Davison (tp) Lou McGarity (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) George Zack (p) Eddie Condon (g) Bob Casey (b) Danny Alvin (d)
A-4844-1 Commodore 623 MP3
Abe Lyman's California Orchestra Hullabaloo 1930
Fred Ferguson, Horace Smith (tp) Orlando "Slim" Martin (tb) Al Baker, Jim Welton (cl,as) Al Rickey, Dave Herman (vln) Al Newman (p) Teddy Powell (bj,g) Jake Garcia (tu,b) Abe Lyman (d) Frank Sylvano, Phil Neely (? vcl)
LAE866 Brunswick 4912 MP3
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra Temptation 1933
(Ted Fiorito or Ted Fio Rito) - ? (vcl)
SF73 Brunswick 6705 MP3
Charlie Spivak And His Orchestra The General Jumped At Dawn 1944
Charlie Spivak, Danny Vanelli, Iggy Greco, Dick Haas (tp) Frank D'Annolfo, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Bill Forman (tb) Sal Pace, Charles Russo (as) Frank Ludwig, Don Raffell (ts) Henry Haupt (bar) Lionel Prouting (p) Kenny Whiting (g) Bob Casey (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Jimmy Mundy (arr)
VP480 V-Disc 164 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra I Don't Care Who Knows It 1945
Kitty Kallen (vo), Harry James, Red Berkin, Jimmy Campbell, Al Ramsey, Uan Rasey (tp) Vic Hamann, Chuck Preble, Jesse Ray Heath (tb) Juan Tizol (v-tb) Eddie Rosa (cl,as) Willie Smith (cl,as,vcl) Corky Corcoran (ts) Cliff Jackson (ts,bar) George Davis (bar) Sam Caplan, John DeVoodgt, Sam Freed, Jack Gootkin, Harry Jawarski, Gerald Joyce, Ernest Karpati, Nick Pisani, Al Saparoff (vn) Al Nieman, Bill Spears, David Sterkin (viola) Cy Bernard, Al Friede (cello) Arnold Ross (p) Allen Reuss (g) Ed Mihelich (sb) Nick Fatool (dm) Johnny Thompson (arr)
HCO 1228-1 Columbia 36778 MP3

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