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Les Brown And His Orchestra While The Music Played On 1940
Eddie Bailey, Bob Thorne, Joe Bogart (tp) Warren Brown, Si Zentner, Ronnie Chase (tb) Les Brown, Steve Madrick, Abe Most (as,cl) Wolfe Tayne (ts) Eddie Scherr (sop,ts,bar) Billy Rowland (p) Joe Petrone (g) Charlie Green (b) Eddie Julian (d) Doris Day (vcl)
CO29170-1 OKeh 5964 MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Let The Door Knob Hitcha 1941
Alec Fila, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Cootie Williams (tp,vcl) Irving Goodman (tp) Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Skippy Martin, Gus Bivona, Bob Snyder (as) Georgie Auld, Jack Henderson (ts) Teddy Wilson (p) Mike Bryan (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Dave Tough (d) Helen Forrest (vcl) Fletcher Henderson, Eddie Sauter, Margie Gibson (arr)
29502-1 Columbia 35962 MP3
Louis Prima And His Orchestra There I've Said It Again 1945
Louis Prima (tp) Leon Prima (tp) Charlie Kennedy (ts) Allan Logan (p) Lily Ann Carol (vcl) Earl Bostic (arr) + others
T-524-2 Majestic 7140 MP3
Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra You're Always In My Dreams 1941
Gerald Wilson, Paul Webster, Snooky Young (tp) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles, Trummy Young (tb) Willie Smith (cl,as) Dan Grissom (cl,as,vcl) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Jimmie Lunceford (as) Ted Buckner (as) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g,vln) Moses Allen (b) Jimmy Crawford (d)
DLA 2448-A Decca 18534 MP3
Frisco Jazz Band George Washington 1946
Eddie Smith (tp) Jack Buck (tb) Jack Crook (cl) Ray Jahnigan (p) Clancy Hayes (bj,g,vcl) Pat Patton (b) Gordon Edwards (d)
172 Pacific 631 MP3
Count Basie And His Orchestra Futile Frustration 1947
Emmett Berry, Ed Lewis, Snooky Young, Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp) Ted Donnelly, George Matthews, Eli Robinson, Bill Johnson (tb) Preston Love (as) Rudy Rutherford (as,cl) Buddy Tate, Paul Gonsalves (ts) Jack Washington (bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Jimmy Mundy (arr)
D7VB655-1 Victor 20-2529 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra My, My 1940
Zeke Zarchy, Ray Linn, Jimmy Blake, Bunny Berigan (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb,ldr) George Arus, Dave Jacobs, Lowell Martin (tb) Johnny Mince (cl,as) Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer (as) Paul Mason, Babe Russin (ts) Bob Kitsis (p) Al Avola (g) Ray Leatherwood (b) Buddy Rich (d) Sy Oliver (arr) Pied Pipers (vcl)
047746-1 Victor 26535 MP3
Hampton Hawes Trio All The Things You Are 1955
Hampton Hawes (p) Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d)
Original Jazz Classics OJC316 MP3
Roy Smeck Tough Picking' 1928
Roy Smeck, Carson Robinson (g)
Edison  MP3
Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra When Lights Are Low 1939
Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Benny Carter (as), Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Chu Berry (ts), Clyde Hart (p), Charlie Christian (el-g), Milt Hinton (sb), Cozy Cole (dm), Lionel Hampton (vib)
041406-1 Victor 26371 MP3
Moran And Mack Two Black Crows Part 5 (Curiosities On The Farm) 1928 W144975-3 Columbia 1198 D MP3
Abe Lyman A Jazz Holiday 1928
Fred Ferguson, Horace Smith (tp) Orlando "Slim" Martin, Warren Smith (tb) Al Baker or Jim Welton (cl,as) Al Newman (p) Teddy Powell (bj,g) Jake Garcia (b,tu) Abe Lyman (d)
C2615 Brunswick 4155 MP3
The California Ramblers Where's My Sweetie Hiding ? 1925
Frank Cush, Bill Moore (tp) Lloyd "Ole" Olsen (tb) Jimmy Dorsey, Arnold Brilhart (cl,as) Freddy Cusick (cl,ts) Adrian Rollini (bassax) Arthur Hand (vln,dir) Irving Brodsky (p) Tommy Felline (bj) Stan King (d,kazoo)
- Bell 319 MP3
Ella Fitzgerald Acc By Buddy Bregman Orchestra I Wish I Were In Love Again 1956
Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) acc by Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (tp) Milt Bernhart, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (tb) George Roberts (b-tb) Willie Schwartz (as,sop,cl) Bud Shank (as,sop,fl,cl) Bob Cooper (ts,cl) Ted Nash (ts,sop,fl,cl) Chuck Gentry (bar,b-cl) Paul Smith (p) Barney Kessel (g) Joe Mondragon (b) Alvin Stoller (d) 12 unknown (vln), 2 violas, Edgar Lustgarten, Robert La Marchina (cello) Mischa Russell (concert master) Buddy Bregman (arr,cond)
20224-3 Verve MGV4022 MP3
The Three Keys Basin Street Blues 1932
Bon Bon (p) [pseudonym for George Tunnell (p) ] Slim Furness (g) Bob Pease (b)
12341-A Brunswick 6423 MP3
Woody Herman And His Orchestra I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out 1947
Stan Fishelson, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, Ernie Royal, Shorty Rogers (tp) Earl Swope (tb) Ollie Wilson (tb,tp) Bob Swift (btb) Woody Herman (cl,as,vcl) Sam Marowitz (as) Herbie Steward (as,ts) Stan Getz, Zoot Sims (ts) Serge Chaloff (bar) Fred Otis (p) Gene Sargent (g) Walter Yoder (sb) Don Lamond (dm) Ralph Burns (arr)
HCO 2706-1 Columbia 38047 MP3
Johnny Long And His Orchestra In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town 1946 73341 Decca 23622 MP3
Chet Baker & Russ Freeman Isn't It Romantic? 1954
Chet Baker (T), Russ Freeman (P), Carson Smith (B), Bob Neal (D)
Radio broadcast from ?Storyville Club?
Uptown 2735 MP3
Lee Morse Lonesome And Sorry 1926 106892-A Perfect 11618 MP3
Fred Hall And His Sugar Babies Harmonica Harry 1930
Leo McConville (tp) Eddie Grosso (cl,as) Philip d'Arcy (hca,vln,whistling) Fred Hall (p,arr) Albert Russo (bj) Al Morse (tu) Joseph Mayo (d) Arthur Fields (vcl)
490029-A Retrieval 79061 MP3
Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five My Blue Heaven 1940
Billy Butterfield (tp) Artie Shaw (cl,arr) Johnny Guarnieri (harpsichord) Al Hendrickson (g) Jud DeNaut (b) Nick Fatool (d)
055197-1 Victor 27405 MP3
Sunny Clapp And His Band O'Sunshine We Can't Use Each Other Anymore 1929
Bob Hutchingson (tp,vcl) Tom Howell (tp) Lee Howell (tb) Sunny Clapp (tb,as) Sidney Arodin (cl,as) unknown (sax) Mac McCracken (ts) Dick Dickinson (bar) Cliff Brewton (p) unknown (vln,bj) Francis Palmer (tu) Joe Hudson (d)
55270-1 Victor V-40152 MP3
Dixieland All Stars Strike Up The Band 1959
Buck Clayton (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Lou Carter (p) Champ Jones (b) Jo Jones (d)
Gala (E)GLP359 MP3
Bud Freeman and His Orchestra I Got Rhythm 1945
Yank Lawson (tp) Lou McGarity (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Gene Schroeder (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Bob Haggart (b) Ray McKinley (d)
T560 Majestic 1018 MP3
Eddie Condon And His Windy City Seven Embraceable You 1938
Bobby Hackett (cnt) Jack Teagarden (tb,vcl) Pee Wee Russell (cl) Bud Freeman (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Eddie Condon (g) Artie Shapiro (b) George Wettling (d)
22830-1 CBS CM1501 MP3
Sonny Thompson Quintet Sonny's Return 1948
Eddie Chamblee (ts) Sonny Thompson (p) Alvin Garrett (g) Leroy Morrison (b) Herman "Red" Cooper (d)
UB22437 Miracle M128 MP3
Charles Mingus East Coasting - Take 4 1957
Clarence "Gene" Shaw (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb), Shafi Hadi (as, ts), Bill Evans (p), Charles Mingus (sb), Danny Richmond (dm)
Tk 4 Bethlehem BCP6019 MP3
Tommy Dorsey And His Clambake Seven Stop Kicking My Heart Around 1939
Yank Lawson, Jimmy Blake (tp) Tommy Dorsey, Johnny Mince (cl) Babe Russin (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Cliff Leeman (d) Edythe Wright (vcl)
042611 Victor 26356 MP3
Patrick Et Son Orchestre From Now On 1934
Gaston Lapeyronnie, Alphonse Cox, Noel Chiboust (tp) Guy Paquinet (tb,vcl,dir) Pierre Deck, Rene Weiss (tb) Andre Ekyan, Andy Foster, Charles Lisee (as) Alix Combelle (ts) Roger Chomer (vib) Jean Chabaud (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Louis Pecqueux (b) Maurice Chaillou (d)
CPT1700-1 Pathe PA-468 MP3
Harry James And His Orchestra My Buddy 1939
Frank Sinatra (vo), Harry James, Jack Schaeffer, Claude Bowen, Jack Palmer (tp), Russell Brown, Truett Jones (tb), Dave Matthews, Claude Lakey (as), Drew Page, Bill Luther (ts), Jack Gardner (p), Bryan Kent (g), Thurman Teague (sb), Ralph Hawkins (dm)
B 25212-2 Columbia 35242 MP3

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