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Maurice Rocco And His Rockin' Rhythm The Hour of Parting 1946
Edmond Hall (cl) Maurice Rocco (p,vcl) Billy Taylor, Sr. (b) Cozy Cole (d)
5715-2 Musicraft 451 MP3
Pee Wee Russell Blues (And Closing Credits Of ''the Sound Of Jazz'') (1957) 1957
Pee Wee Russell & Jimmy Giuffre (cl), Danny Barker (g), Milt Hinton (b), Jo Jones (d)
CBS Television Live Broadcast, New York, December 8, 1957 (Part 10 from ''The Sound of Jazz'') Reissued on vinyl as PUMPKIN PRODUCTIONS 116. This is the actual telecast and NOT the commercially issued Columbia recording (CS-8040). The COLUMBIA recording (CS-8040) mentioned at the end of the telecast is of a rehearsal in Columbia Studios made 3 days earlier on December 5, 1957 with some personnel and content changes or omissions
Johnny Smith Quintet Stars Fell On Alabama 1952
Stan Getz (ts) Sanford Gold (p) Johnny Smith (g) Bob Carter (b) Morey Feld (d)
R1153 Roost RLP410 MP3
Mills Brothers Rockin' Chair 1932
John, Herbert, Harry Donald Mills (vo) acc. by John Mills (g)
11421-B Brunswick 6278 MP3
Cliff Jackson And His Krazy Kats Soubrette 1930
Melvin Herbert (tp) Henry Goodwin (tp,vcl) Wayman Richardson (tb) Rudy Powell (cl,as) Earl Evans (as) Horace Langhorn (ts) Cliff Jackson (p,dir) Andy Jackson (bj) Chester Campbell (tu) Percy Johnson (d)
3929-A Grey Gull 1865 MP3
Teddy Wilson Trio But Not For Me 1959
Teddy Wilson (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Bert Dahlander (d)
CO62086 Columbia CS-8120 MP3
Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra Sheik Of Araby 1952
Emmett Berry (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Ben Webster, Rudy Williams (ts) Humphrey Ted Brannon (p) Barney Richmond (b) Al Walker (d)
954-7 Clef 89086 MP3
Andre Previn Quartet Hallelujah 1947
Andre Previn (p) Al Viola (g) Lloyd Pratt (b) Jackie Mills (d)
D7VB1844 RCA Victor 20-3040 MP3
Tony Pastor And His Orchestra Wigwam Stomp 1940
Max Kaminsky, Irving Berger, Bill Robbins, Charles Trotta (tp) Henry Singer, Bill Abel, Ray Noonan (tb) Johnny McAfee, Hank Freeman (cl,as) Tony Pastor (ts) Stuart Anderson, Robert Taylor (ts) Les Burness (p) Al Avola (g,arr) Marvin Wittstein (b) Johnny Morris (d)
058706-1 Bluebird B11087 MP3
Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Cepao's Samba 1956
Dizzy Gillespie (tp, ldr), Joe Gordon or Franco Corvin (tp), Ermit V. Perry, Carl Warwick, Quincy Jones (tp), Melba Liston, Frank Rehak, Rod Levitt (tb), Jimmy Powell, Phil Woods (as), Billy Mitchell, Benny Golson (ts), Marty Flax (bar), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Nelson Boyd (sb), Charleie Persip (dm)
Official U.S. State Dept. Tour, live perf.
Consolidated Artists CAP933-935 MP3
Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip 1946
Roy Eldridge (tp,vcl) Henry Clay, Elmon Wright, Thomas Sleepy Grider, Jim Thomas (tp) Nat Atkins, Al Riding, George Robinson, Sandy Watson (tb) Edmund Gregory (as) [ Sahib Shihab (as) ] Chris Johnson (as) Tom Archia, Al Green (ts) Al Townsend (bar) Buster Harding (p) Napoleon Snags Allen (g) Louis Carrington (b) Earl Phillips (d) RE, band (vcl)
73554-A Decca 23637 MP3
Benny Goodman Sextet Limehouse Blues 1941
Lou McGarity (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Mel Powell (p) Tom Morgan (g) Sid Weiss (b) Ralph Collier (d)
31610-1 OKeh 6486 MP3
Buddy Featherstonhaugh And The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet Washboard blues 1943
Don McCaffer (tb) Buddy Featherstonhaugh (cl,ts) Harry Rayner (p) Vic Lewis (g) Frank Clark (b) Jack Parnell (d)
OEA10020 HMV (E)B9339 MP3
Maggie Jones Dangerous Blues 1925
Maggie Jones (vcl) acc by Alabama Joe (g) [ Roy Smeck (g) ]
140489-3 Columbia 14070-D MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra Bird Of Paradise 1935
Eddie Tompkins, Paul Webster, Sy Oliver (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Eddie Durham (tb,g,arr) Jimmie Lunceford (cl,as) Willie Smith (cl,as) Laforet Dent (as) Dan Grissom (cl,as) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d,vib)
39552-A Decca 639B MP3
Louis Armstrong With Sy Oliver's Orchestra I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 1956
Louis Armstrong (tp, vo), Trummy Young (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), George Dorsey (as, fl), Lucky Thompson (ts), Dave McRae (bcl, bar), Billy Kyle (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Squire Gersh (sb), Barrett Deems (dm), Sy Oliver (arr)
101152 Mosaic MD6-146 MP3
Thelonious Monk Trio Monk's Mood 1957
John Coltrane (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Wilbur Ware (sb)
Riverside RLP12-235 MP3
Maynard Ferguson Orchestra Lazy Afternoon 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)
16475 Roulette 52083 MP3
Joe Marsala's Chicagoans Hot String Beans 1938
Marty Marsala (tp) Joe Marsala (cl) Joe Bushkin (p) Jack LeMaire (g) Ray Biondi (vln) Adele Girard (harp) Artie Shapiro (b) Buddy Rich (d)
M-781-1 Vocalion 4168 MP3
The King Cole Trio Etymology (The Language Of Love) 1949
Nat King Cole-p-v, Irving Ashby-g, Joe Comfort-b, Jack Costanzo-bgo-cga
3756-5 Capitol  MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra The First Time I Saw You 1937
Eddie Tompkins, Paul Webster (tp) Sy Oliver (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Eddie Durham (tb,g) Willie Smith (cl,as) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Dan Grissom (cl,as,vcl) Eddie Brown (as,ts) Jimmie Lunceford (as) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d)
62345-A Decca 1364 MP3
Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Shanghai Shuffle 1924
Louis Armstrong, Elmer Chambers, Howard Scott (tp) Charlie Green (tb) Buster Bailey (cl,as,sop) Don Redman (cl,as,oboe,arr) Coleman Hawkins (cl,ts) Fletcher Henderson (p,arr) Charlie Dixon (bj) Ralph Escudero (tu) Kaiser Marshall (d)
13950 Vocalion 14935 MP3
Gene Krupa And His Orchestra The Walls Keep Talking 1941
Roy Eldridge (tp,vcl) Norman Murphy, Torg Halten, Graham Young (tp) John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb) Sam Musiker (as,cl) Mascagni "Musky" Ruffo (as) Sam Musiker (cl,ts) Walter Bates, Jimmy Migliori (ts) Sam Listengart (bar) Milt Raskin (p) Ray Biondi (g,arr) Ed Mihelich (b) Gene Krupa (d) Leroy Elton Hill (arr) Anita O'Day (vcl)
C3979-1 OKeh 6438 MP3
Mills Brothers Sleepy Head 1934 SF105A Brunswick 6913 MP3
Lee Morse And Her Bluegrass Boys Too Tired 1924 105719 Perfect 12179A MP3
Ray McKinley And His Orchestra The Blue Room 1949
Mundell Lowe (guitar); Ray Beller (clarinet, alto sax); Sonny Salad, Bill Ainsworth (alto sax); Pete Terry (tenor sax); Deane Kincaide (bar sax); Joe Ferrante , Bobby Styles, Dave Bowman , Nick Travis (tpts); Jim Harwood (tenor tbn); Joe Cribari, Lou Stein (p); John Barnes Chance (b); Paul Kashishian (d)
D9VB-2831 RCA Victor 20-3662-B MP3
Isham Jones Orchestra Trees 1930
Isham Jones (ts,dir) Johnny Carlson, Harold "Whitey" Moeller, Billy Scott, Sterling "Red" Ballard (tp) Don Cowan, Victor Hauprich (cl,as) Bill Guise (ts) [or Bill Geese (ts) ] Eddie Stone (vln) Nick Hupfner (vln) James "Jiggs" Noble (p) Jack Blanchette (vln,g) James Basil "Base" Dupre (tu,bassax) Richard Kissinger (b,tu) Wally Lageson (d)
C-5747 Brunswick 4856 MP3
Ted Lewis And His Band Some Of These Days 1926
Walter Kahn, Dave Klein (cnt) George Brunies, Harry Raderman (tb) Ted Lewis (cl,as,vcl,ldr) Sol Klein (vln) Dick Reynolds (p) Tony Gerhardi (bj,g) John Lucas (d) Sophie Tucker (vcl)
W142955-2 Columbia 826 D MP3
Larry Adler The Continental 1934 14818 Columbia (UK)  MP3
Jacques Renard And His Orchestra Who Am I ? 1931
PS (vcl)
E37201-A Brunswick 6183 MP3

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