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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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Ace Brigode And His Fourteen Virginians Yes, Sir ! That's My Baby 1925
Lucien Criner, Bud Lincoln (tp) Abe Lincoln (tb) Al Delaney (fhr) Ace Brigode (cl,ldr) Al Tresize, Cliff Gamet (cl,as) Eddie Allen (cl,ts) Ray Welch (vln) Frank Skinner (p) Nick Cortez (bj) Happy Masefield (tu) Fred Brohez (d) _(vcl)
140569-5 Columbia 398-D MP3
George Jenkins And His Orchestra Last Call 1955
Plas Johnson (ts) Ray Johnson (p) Duke Harris (b) George Jenkins (d)
RS12 (8882) Tampa 112 MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Playboy 1946
Lionel Hampton vib dir. Joe Wilder Richard "Duke" Garrette Leo Sheppard Joe Morris Wendell Culley Jimmy Nottingham t, Jimmy Wormick Booty Wood Andrew Penn Al Hayse tb, Bobby Plater Ben Kynard as, Arnett Cobb Johnny Griffin ts, Charlie fowlkes bar
L-4287 Coral 6.22116 MP3
Joe Turner with Choker Campbell And His Orchestra World of Trouble 1957
Joe Turner (vcl) acc By Choker Campbell (ts) and his orchestra
A-2535 Atlantic 1146 MP3
Bob Crosby and his Bob Cats Spain 1940
Billy Butterfield (tp) Warren Smith (tb) Irving Fazola (cl) Eddie Miller (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Bob Haggart (b) Ray Bauduc (d) Bob Crosby (ldr)
67173-A Decca 3248 MP3
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers How Deep Is The Ocean 1946
Charles Brown (vcl,p) Johnny Moore (g) Eddie Williams (b)
MM219 Modern Music 134 MP3
Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Say It With A Kiss 1938
Harry James (tp) Benny Morton (tb) Edgar Sampson, Benny Carter (as) Lester Young, Herschel Evans (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Al Casey (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Billie Holiday (vcl)
B-23687-1 Brunswick 8270 MP3
Buddy Rich And His Orchestra Shorty George 1956
Pete Candoli, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Conrad Gozzo (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Bob Enevoldsen (v-tb) Bob Cooper (ts) Buddy Collette (bar,fl) Jimmy Rowles (p) Bill Pittman (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Buddy Rich (d) Marty Paich (arr)
2933-1 Mosaic Mosaic MD7-232 [CD] MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra It Had To Be You 1929
Red Nichols, Mannie Klein, Tommy Thunen (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Herb Taylor (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Herb Taylor (tb) Jimmy Crossan (ts,bassoon,fl,oboe) Arnold Brilhart (cl,as,fl,oboe,bassoon) Larry Binyon (ts,fl,oboe) Murray Kellner, Lou Raderman, Joe Raymond, Henry Whiteman (vln) Lucien Schmit (cello) Arthur Schutt (p,arr) Carl Kress (g) Joe Tarto (tu) Art Miller (b) Vic Berton (d) Scrappy Lambert (vcl)
XE-29994-A Brunswick 20092 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald Acc By Johnny Long's Orchestra And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine 1944
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Johnny Long's Orchestra, Johnny Long (cond) incl. The Song Spinners (vcl)
72483-A Decca 18633 MP3
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra I've Had My Moments 1934
Bunny Berigan (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Don Matteson (tb) Glenn Miller (tb,arr) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Skeets Herfurt (cl,ts) Jack Stacy (ts) unknown (xyl,harpophone), Bobby Van Eps (p) Roc Hillman (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Ray McKinley (d) Chick Bullock (vcl)
15094-1 Vocalion 2708 MP3
Joe Sullivan It's The Talk Of The Town 1944
Joe Sullivan (p) solo
481-3 Capitol EP2-636 MP3
Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra If What You Say Is True 1939
Lee Castle, Charlie Spivak, Carl Garvin (tp) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Jose Gutierrez, Mark Bennett, Eddie Dudley (tb) Clint Garvin, Art St. John (cl,as) John Van Eps, Hub Lytle (ts,cl) Ernie Caceres (bar,ts,cl) Jack Russin (p) Allen Reuss (g) Art Miller (b) Dave Tough (d) Fred Van Eps (arr)
WCO26111-A Merritt 19 MP3
Milt Herth Trio Lambeth Walk 1938
Milt Herth (org) Frank Froeba (p) O'Neil Spencer (d,vcl)
64646-A Decca 2046 MP3
Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra Leanin' On The Ole Top Rail 1939
Harry Johnson, Holly Humphreys, Bo Ashford (tp) Elmer Smithers (tb) Charlie Bubeck, Bill Stone (cl,as) Bill Nelson (cl,ts) Buddy Rice (ts) Sid Brokaw (vln) Harry Murphy, Irving Gellers (p) Sandy Wolf (g) Fred Whiteside (b) Joe Bohan (d) Ozzie Nelson (dir) Rose Ann Stevens (vcl)
043290-1 Bluebird B10499 MP3
Red Nichols And His Orchestra Get Cannibal 1931
Red Nichols, Don Moore (tp) Johnny "Scat" Davis (tp,vcl) Will Bradley (tb) Jimmy Dorsey (cl,as) Russ Lyon, Babe Russin (ts) Fulton McGrath (p) Tony Starr (bj) Artie Bernstein (b) Victor Engle (d)
E-37233-A Brunswick 6219 MP3
Ted Black And His Orchestra Do You Miss Me Tonight 1933 81707-1 Bluebird 5375 MP3
Chet Baker Quartet There's A Small Hotel 1955
Chet Baker (tp) Gerard Gustin (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Bert Dahlander (d)
29245-2 Barclay (F)BLP84017 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra That Foolish Feeling 1936
Max Kaminsky, Steve Lipkins, Joe Bauer (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,arr) Les Jenkins, Walter Mercurio (tb) Joe Dixon, Clyde Rounds, Bud Freeman, Bob Bunch (cl,ts) Dick Jones (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Edythe Wright (vcl)
03247-1 Victor 25474 MP3
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Charlie Mariano Boston All Stars The Wizard 1951
Joe Gordon (tp) Sonny Truitt (tb) Charlie Mariano (as) Jim Clark (ts) George Myers (bar) Roy Frazee (p) Jack Lawlor (b) Gene Glennon (d)
300 New Jazz 842 MP3
Wingy Manone And His Orchestra If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight 1944
Wingy Manone (tp,vcl) Joe Yukl (tb) Matty Matlock (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Nappy Lamare (g) Phil Stephens (b) Nick Fatool (d) Kay Starr (vcl)
RR9794-2 Rex 23005 MP3
Jackie Gleason's Orchestra Love Nest 1955
Arranged by Sy Oliver
Capitol W-568 MP3
Frank Sinatra The Charm Of You 1945 V-Disc 537A MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys I Must Have That Man 1928 W146990-3 Columbia 1584D MP3
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra A Stone's Throw From Heaven 1940
Dale "Mickey" McMickle, Ray Anthony, John Best, Billy May (tp) Glenn Miller, Paul Tanner, Jimmy Priddy, Frank D'Annolfo (tb) Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz (cl,as) Ernie Caceres (as,bar) Tex Beneke (ts) Al Klink (ts) Chummy MacGregor (p) Jack Lathrop (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Maurice Purtill (d) Ray Eberle (vcl)
057661-1 Bluebird 11063 MP3
Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra You Go To My Head 1952
Oscar Peterson (p) Barney Kessel (g) Ray Brown (b) Alvin Stoller (d) Billie Holiday (vcl)
YBC766-3 Verve MGV-8074 MP3
Will Bradley And His Orchestra I Need Somebody To Love 1941
Steve Lipkins, Joe Wiedman, Al Mitchell (tp) Will Bradley, Bill Corti, Jim Emert (tb) Art Mendelsohn, Joe Huffman (cl,as) Peanuts Hucko (cl,ts) Sam Sachelle (ts,bar) Freddie Slack (p) Steve Jordan (g) Doc Goldberg (b) Ray McKinley (d) Terry Allen (vcl)
29592-1 Columbia 35994 MP3
Nat King Cole Unforgettable 1956
Nat King Cole (vcl,p) acc by Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra , : no details
Sunbeam SB222 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Blue Five Jive 1960
John Anderson, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Thad Jones (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as) Frank Wess (as,ts) Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Benny Carter (arr)
15449 Mosaic MD10-149 [CD] MP3
Mitchell's Jazz Kings Everybody Step 1922
Crickett Smith (tp) Frank Withers (tb) James Shaw (as) Joe Meyers (p) Walter Kildaire (bj) Dan Parrish (tu,b) Louis A. Mitchell (d,ldr)
6165 Pathe 6574 MP3
FLAC

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