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1930's and 1940's Swing Era music programs by Bud Pearson
The Swing Era 


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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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Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy Moten Swing NY, Mar 2, 1936
Harry Lawson, Paul King, Earl Thompson (tp) Ted Donnelly, Henry Wells (tb) John Harrington (cl,as,bar) John Williams (as,bar) Dick Wilson (ts) Mary Lou Williams (p,arr) Ted Robinson (g) Booker Collins (b) Ben Thigpen (d)
60853-A Decca 853 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing NY, Aug 8, 1940
Buck Clayton, Al Killian, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Ed Lewis (tp) Vic Dickenson, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor (tb) Earl Warren (as) Lester Young, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (as,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d)
WC-3257-A OKeh 5732 MP3
Jay McShann's Kansas City Stompers Moten Swing Kansas City, Nov 1, 1944
Oliver Todd (tp) Tommy Douglas (as) Clairborne Graves (ts) Jay McShann (p) Efferge Ware (g) Walter Page (b) Sam "Baby" Lovett (d)
345-B Capitol 10039 MP3
Sam Donahue And The Navy Band Moten Swing NY, Jun 11-12, 1945
Conrad Gozzo, Frank Beach, Don Jacoby, John Best (tp) Tasso Harris, Dick LeFave, Tak Takvorian, Gene Leetch (tb) Bill Nichol, Mac Pierce, Ralph La Polla (as) Sam Donahue (ts,arr) Joe Aglora (ts) Charlie Wade (bar) Rocky Coluccio (p) Al Horisch (g) Barney Spieler (b) Buz Sithens (d)
VP1499 V-Disc 553 MP3
Billy Butterfield And His Orchestra Moten Swing NY, summer, 1946
Billy Butterfield, Fern Caron, Archie Johnson (tp) Bob Peck (tp,arr) Jack Stametz (tp) Dick Cary (alto-hrn) Jack Green, Marshall Hawk, Earl Mahan, Sam Moore, Kenny Shrudder, Ray Jenkins (tb) Lenny Hambro, Earl Pearson (as) Bill Stegmeyer (as,cl,arr) Bill Cervantes, Bob Levine, Jimmy Hudgins (ts) Bob Horner, Norman Elvin (bar) Mickey Crane (p,arr) Cliff Wiley, Dave Reiser (g) George Ryan (b) Bob Dickenson (d) Bob Haggart (arr) coll. pers.
Capitol transcriptio First Time FTR1514 MP3
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Bernie Leighton Quartet Moten Swing NY, Aug 9, 1946
Bernie Leighton (p) Hy White (g) Trigger Alpert (b) Dave Tough (d)
HL162-3 Keynote 644 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing NY, Apr 28, 1958
Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr)
12820-3 Roulette 97871 24 MP3
Les Brown's Band Of Renown Moten Swing Hollywood, Jan 21, 1959
Wes Hensel, Dick Collins, Frank Beach, Jerry Kadowitz, Mickey McMahan (tp) Dick Kenney, Roy Main (tb) Jim Hill, Stumpy Brown (b-tb) Les Brown, Ralph La Polla (cl,as) Abe Aaron (sop,ts,bar) Ralph La Polla (as) Matt Utal (as,fl) Billy Usselton (ts) Butch Stone (bar) Donn Trenner (p) Howard Roberts or Tony Rizzi or Allen Reuss (g) Bob Burteaux (b) Jack Sperling (d) Billy May (arr)
L11339 Coral CRL(7)57300 MP3
Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Moten Swing Hollywood, Jan 21, 1959
Bob Higgins-T/Arr, Don Jacoby/Vern Rowe/- Jimmy Zito-T, Kenny Meisel/Warren Covington/Dick Gould/Stumpy Brown-Tb, Les Brown-Cl/As/Arr, Steve Madrick/Mark Douglas-As, Ted Nash-Ts, Eddie Sherr-Ts/Ss/Bs, Butch Stone-Bs, Geoff Clarkson-P, Hy White-G, Bob Leininger-B, Dick Shanahan-D
L11339 Coral CRL(7)57300 MP3
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Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing Live: The Americana Hotel, Miami, May 31, 1959
Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman (tp) Henry Coker, Benny Powell, Al Grey (tb) Marshal Royal (as,cl) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts) Billy Mitchell (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d)
Set 3-2 Roulette EPR1513 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing live: Birdland, NY, June 27, 1961
Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Snooky Young (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as) Frank Wess (as,ts) Frank Foster (ts) Budd Johnson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d)
Set 3-3 Mosaic Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing live: Birdland, NY, June 28, 1961
Thad Jones, Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Snooky Young (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Marshal Royal (as) Frank Wess (as,ts) Frank Foster (ts) Budd Johnson (ts) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Sonny Payne (d)
Set 3-4 Mosaic Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3
Gene Ammons Moten Swing Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Nov 28, 1961
Joe Newman (tp) Gene Ammons (ts) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Wendell Marshall (b) Walter Perkins (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
3293 Prestige PRLP7238 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Moten Swing live: Grona Lund, Stockholm, Aug 11, 1962
Thad Jones (tp,arr) Fortunatus "Fip" Ricard, Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons (tp) Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, Ake Persson (tb) Marshal Royal (cl,as) Frank Wess (as,ts,fl,arr) Eric Dixon (ts,fl) Frank Foster (ts,arr) Charlie Fowlkes (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Ike Isaacs (b) Louie Bellson (d)
Set 3-2 Mosaic Mosaic MD8-135 [CD] MP3

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