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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://
Fred Hall
Swing FMhttp://swingfm.ice.infomaniak.ch/swingfm-128.mp3
Swingstreet Radiohttp://
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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July 6, 2020


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Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Mary Had A Little Lamb Chicago, May 14, 1936
Roy Eldridge (tp,vcl) Buster Bailey (cl) Chu Berry (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Bob Lessey (g) Israel Crosby (b) Sidney Catlett (d)
C1376 Brunswick 7673 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra Mary Had A Little Lamb NY, May 20, 1936
Max Kaminsky, Sam Skolnick, Joe Bauer (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Ben Pickering, Red Bone (tb) Joe Dixon, Clyde Rounds (cl,as) Bob Bunch (ts) Dick Jones (p) William Schaffer (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Edythe Wright, Jack Leonard (vcl) Paul Weston (arr) by the Clambake Seven as flws: Max Kaminsky (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Joe Dixon (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Dick Jones (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Dave Tough (d) Paul Weston (arr) Edythe Wright (vcl)
101846-1 Victor 25341 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Mary Had A Little Lamb Chicago, May 23, 1936
Dick Vance (tp,arr?) Joe Thomas, Roy Eldridge (tp) Fernando Arbello, Ed Cuffee (tb) Buster Bailey, Jerome Pasquall (cl,as) Elmer "Skippy" Williams, Chu Berry (ts) Horace Henderson (p,arr) Bob Lessey (g) Israel Crosby (b) Sidney Catlett (d) Fletcher Henderson or DV (arr)
100561-1 Bluebird AXM2-5507 MP3
Willie Bryant And His Orchestra Mary Had A Little Lamb NY, Jun 3, 1936
Richard Clarke, Jack Butler, Taft Jordan (tp) John "Shorty" Haughton, George Matthews (tb) Glyn Paque, Stanley Payne (as) Charlie Frazier (ts,fl) Johnny Russell (ts) Ram Ramirez (p) Arnold Adams (g) Ernest Hill (b) Cozy Cole (d) Willie Bryant (vcl)
102003-1 Bluebird B6435 MP3
Putney Dandridge And His Orchestra Mary Had A Little Lamb NY, Aug 3, 1936
Henry "Red" Allen (tp) Joe Marsala (cl,as) James Sherman (p) Eddie Condon (g) Ernest Wilson Myers (b) Cozy Cole (d) Putney Dandridge (vcl)
19646-1 Vocalion 3287 MP3
The Three Peppers Mary Had A Little Lamb NY, May 2, 1940
Toy Wilson (p,vcl) Bob Bell (g,vcl) Walter Williams (b)
67668 Decca 8508 MP3

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