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Big Blue Swinghttp://209.236.126.18:8002
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KDKIhttp://37.59.37.139:12398
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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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Isham Jones Orchestra My Sunny Tennessee 1921
Louis Panico (cnt) Carroll Martin, +2 (tb) Al Mauling (cl,as,oboe) Artie Vanasec (sop,vln) Isham Jones (ts) Leo Murphy (vln) Al Eldridge (p) Charles McNeill (bj) John Kuhn (tu) Joe Frank (d)
6238 Brunswick 5066 MP3
Bob Haggart And His Boys Stand Still Stanley 1947
Chris Griffin (tp) Peanuts Hucko (cl) Toots Mondello (as) Art Drellinger (ts) Stan Freeman (p) Danny Perri (g) Bob Haggart (b) Bunny Shawker (d)
V-Disc 781-B MP3
FLAC
Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra Skippin' And A-Hoppin' 1950
Erskine Hawkins, Robert Johnson, Samuel Lowe, James Harris (tpts), Robert Range, George Matthews, Andrew Penn (tbns), Bobby Smith, James Mitchelle (as), Robert Greene, Julian Dash (ts), Haywood Henry (bs & cl), Ace Harris (p), Leroy Kirkland (g), Leemie Stanfield (b), William 'Sonny' Payne (d)
W-76828 Coral 60313 MP3
Les Elgart's Orchestra Moonlight Shuffle 1959
Also issued as CS-8159 Copied from a 1959 vinyl pressing of the album ''The Great Sound of Les Elgart''
Columbia CL-1350 MP3
James P. Johnson I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 1944
James P. Johnson (p) solo
72007-A Decca DL 5228 MP3
FLAC
Randy Weston A Theme For Teddy 1956
Randy Weston (p), Ahmed Abdul-Malik (sb), Willis Jones (dm)
Biograph BCD147 MP3
Lou Donaldson And clifford Brown Quintet Cookin' (Alt. Take) 1953
Clifford Brown (tp), Lou Donaldson (as), Elmo Hope (p), Percy Heath (sb), Philly Joe Jones (dm)
BN491-0 Blue Note BST84428 MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Four 1962
Maynard Ferguson, Chet Ferretti, Don Rader, Nat Pavone (tp) Slide Hampton, Kenny Rupp (tb) Lanny Morgan (as,fl) Willie Maiden, Don Menza (ts,sop,cl,fl) Frank Hittner (bar) Mike Abene (p) Linc Milliman (b) Rufus Jones (d)
Roulette 52083 MP3
Bechet - Nicholas Blue Five Weary Way Blues 1946
Sidney Bechet (cl,sop) Albert Nicholas (cl) Art Hodes (p) Pops Foster (b) Danny Alvin (d)
BN-279-2 Blue Note 517 MP3
Oscar Pettiford Blues In The Closet 1959
Hans Koller (ts) Attila Zoller (g) Oscar Pettiford, Kenny Clarke (d)
Radio Baden Baden broadcast recording
Saba 15024ST MP3
Jack Pettis And His Band He's The Last Word 1926
poss. : Donald Bryan (tp) poss. Frank Sarlo (tb) poss. Merrill Klein (tu) Jack Pettis (c-mel,ts) Len Kavash (as) or Norman Ronemous (as) Al Goering (p) Eddie Lang (g) Joe Venuti (vln) Merrill Klein (tu) Dillon Ober (d) Scrappy Lambert, Billy Hillpot (vcl)
6996-3 Banner 1911 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra Now You Know 1939
Bob Burnet, Billy May, Johnny Owens, Lyman Vunk (tp) Spud Murphy, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr) Gene Kinsey, Skippy Martin (as) Kurt Bloom (ts) Jim Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stephens (b) Cliff Leeman (d) Mary Ann McCall (vcl)
43989-1 Bluebird B10549 MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra There's A Sunny Side To Everything 1938
Irving Randolph, Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham (tp) Claude Jones, Keg Johnson, De Priest Wheeler (tb) Chauncey Haughton, Andrew Brown (cl,as) Walter "Foots" Thomas, Chu Berry (ts) unknown (bar), poss. Andrew Brown doubling, Benny Payne (p) Danny Barker (g) Milt Hinton (b) Leroy Maxey (d) Cab Calloway (dir,vcl)
M-894-1 Vocalion 4411 MP3
Wingy Manone And His Orchestra Jam And Jive - Part 3 1941
Wingy Manone, Eddie Marr (vcl) duets acc by Wingy Manone (tp) King Jackson (tb) Archie Rosati (cl) Stan Wrightsman (p) Jim Lynch (b) Dick Cornell (d)
DLA-2695-A Decca 18326 MP3
Lester Young It's The Talk Of The Town 1956
Lester Young (ts), Bill Potts (p), Norman Williams (sb), Jim Lucht (dm)
Private recording. ?Olivia Davis?s Patio Lounge?
OJC CD963-2 MP3
Victor Young And His Orchestra This Little Piggie Went To Market 1934
Frank Guarente/Sterling Bose-T, Jack Teagarden-Tb, Chester Hazlett/Jimmy Dorsey-Cl/As, Joe Venuti/Walter Edelstein/Lou Kosloff-Vn, Joe Moresco-P, Perry Bodkin-G, Artie Bernstein-B, Larry Gomar-D, Peg LaCentra-Voc
14591-C Brunswick 6747 MP3
FLAC
Jimmy Hamilton Blues For Clarinet 1954
Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Barry Galbraith, Sidney Gross (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Osie Johnson (d)
Urania UJLP1204 MP3
Jimmy McPartland and his Orchestra Sugar 1939
Jimmy McPartland (cnt) Bud Jacobson (cl) Boyce Brown (as) Floyd Bean (p) Dick McPartland (g) Jim Lannigan (b) Hank Isaacs (d)
91835-A Decca 18043 A MP3
Chris Connor It's A Most Unusual Day 1956
Chris Connor (vcl) acc by Al Cohn, Lucky Thompson (ts) Eddie Costa (vib) Ralph Sharon (p,arr) Oscar Pettiford (b) Osie Johnson (d) Chino Pozo (bgo) Mongo Santamaria (cga)
2281 Atlantic LP1286 MP3
Halfway House Orchestra Won't You Be My Lovin' Baby 1927
Albert Brunies (cnt), Charlie Cordella (c1t), Glynn Lea "Red" Long (pno), Angelo Palmisano (bjo), Chink Martin (bbs), Emmett Rogers (dms)
143983-1 BRS 19 MP3
Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra Sunny Disposish 1927
Bix Beiderbecke (cnt) Fuzzy Farrar, Ray Lodwig (tp) Spiegle Willcox, Bill Rank (tb) Danny Polo (cl,bar) Doc Ryker (as) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel) Joe Venuti (vln) Itzy Riskin (p) Eddie Lang (g) Howdy Quicksell (bj) Steve Brown (b) Chauncey Morehouse (d) vcl quartet: Lewis James, Charles Harrison Elliott Shaw, Wilfred Glenn
37599-2 Victor 20492 MP3
Dick Robertson And His Orchestra I Wonder What's Become Of Sally ? 1938
Dick Robertson (vcl) acc by Bobby Hackett (cnt) Ralph Muzzillo (tp) Al Philburn (tb) Don Watt (cl) Frank Signorelli (p) Dave Barbour (g) Haig Stephens (b) Stan King (d)
63164-A Decca 1675 MP3
Ralph Marterie And His Marlboro Men Trombone Blues 1959
Ralph Marterie (leader, tpt) Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck (tpts) Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer (tbns) Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo (as) Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann (ts) Charlie Spero (bs, clar) Matt Alagna (p) Johnny Bibb (g) Henry Poston (b) Henry Riggs (d)
Mercury-Wing SRW-12511 MP3
Gus Arnheim And His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra I've Gotta Yen For You 1930
Walter Holzhaus, Ray Lopez (tp) Marlo Imes (tb) + other (tb) Tom Sandoval, Joe Krechter (cl,as) George Moore (cl,ts) Sterling Young and/or Henry Jaworski (vln) Gus Arnheim or William Ellfeldt (p) Nelson Hall (g) Ward Lay (b) Art Fleming (d)
54834-7 Victor 22470 MP3
Zez Confrey And His Orchestra Dizzy Fingers 1927
Del Staigers (tp) prob. Earl Oliver (tp) or Tommy Gott (tp) Chuck Campbell (tb) prob Sammy Feinsmith, Andy Sannella (cl,as) prob Max Farley (cl,ts) Lou Raderman (vln) Nat Shilkret (p,dir) Milt Rettenberg (p) Dick Maffei (bj) Joe Tarto (tu) or John Helleberg (tu) Joe Green (d)
39215-2 Victor 20777 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
Fats Waller And His Rhythm We, The People 1938
Fats Waller (p,vcl) Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (cl,ts) Al Casey (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
023765-1 Victor 25898 MP3
FLAC
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Down Home Rag 1935
Pee Wee Erwin, Jerry Neary, Ralph Muzzillo (tp) Red Ballard, Jack Lacey (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Toots Mondello, Hymie Schertzer (as) Arthur Rollini, Dick Clark (ts) Frank Froeba (p) George Van Eps (g) Harry Goodman (b) Stan King (d)
CO16641-1 Columbia 3033-D MP3
Original Dixieland Jazz Band Livery Stable Blues 1917
Nick LaRocca (cnt,dir) Eddie Edwards (tb) Larry Shields (cl) Henry Ragas (p) Tony Sbarbaro (d)
19331-1 Victor 18255 MP3
Bing Crosby acc by Isham Jones Orchestra Sweet Georgia Brown 1932
Bing Crosby (vcl) acc by George Thow, Clarence Willard (tp) Jack Jenney (tb) prob. Red Ballard (tb) Milt Yaner, Victor Hauprich (cl,as) Isham Jones, Saxie Mansfield (ts) Eddie Stone (vln) + 1 other (vln) Joe Bishop (fhr,arr) Harold Smith (p) Eddie Lang (g) Richard Kissinger (tu) Walter Lageson (d)
JC8592-A Brunswick 6320 MP3

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