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Count Basie And His Orchestra I'll Forget 1941
Buck Clayton, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis (tp) Ed Cuffee, Dan Minor, Dicky Wells (tb) Tab Smith (as,sop) Earl Warren (as) Don Byas, Buddy Tate (ts) Jack Washington (as,bar) Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Walter Page (b) Jo Jones (d) Helen Humes (vcl)
29522-1 OKeh 6122 MP3
Buddy Johnson And His Orchestra Hey Sweet Potato 1947
Frank Royal, Andrew Wood, John Lawton, Willis Nelson (tp) Bernard Archer, William Harrison, Clement Tervalon (tb) Joe O'Laughlin, Alphonso Nelson (as,cl) David Van Dyke, Frank Henderson (ts) Teddy "Cherokee" Conyers (bar) Buddy Johnson (p,vcl) Bernie MacKay (g) Leon Spann (b) Emmanuel Simms (d)
73791 Decca 48028 MP3
Cecil Gant I Wonder 1945
Cecil Gant (p,vcl)
Gilt-Edge 500 MP3
Carroll Gibbons Orch What A Life 1932   MP3
Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Tuesday At Ten 1941
Les Robinson, Skippy Martin, George Auld, Pete Mondello, Gene Kinsey, Billy Butterfield, Jimmy Maxwell, Cootie Williams, Lou McGarity, Bob Cuttshall, Mel Powell, Charles Christian, Walter Iooss, Sidney Catlett, Benny Goodman
CO-30648 Columbia 36254 MP3
Keith Christie Quartet Cottontail 1955
Keith Christie (tb) Johnny Dankworth (as) [as John Dee (as) ] Bill Sutcliffe (b) Allan Ganley (d)
791-2 Esquire (E)20-047 MP3
Pat Flowers And His Rhythm Ain't That Just Like A Woman ? 1946
Herman Autrey (tp) Gene Sedric (ts) Pat Flowers (p,vcl) Jimmy Shirley (g) Cedric Wallace (b) Slick Jones (d)
D6VB-2481 Victor 20-1980 MP3
June Christy & Pete Rugolo Get Happy 1949
June Christy (vo) acc by Alex Gershunoff (fl) Pete Rugolo (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Don Whitaker (sb) Jackie Mills (dm) + strings
4933-2D Capitol 57-774 MP3
Nat And Maria Cole, Nat King Cole Tunnel Of Love 1950
vocal acc. by unknown band conducted by Pete Rugolo incl. Alyce King Vokettes-v
5752-2 Capitol 1133 MP3
Smith Ballew And His Orchestra Dancing On The Ceiling 1932
Smith Ballew (vcl)
11140-2 Conqueror 7928 MP3
Fred Astaire They All Laughed 1937
Fred Astaire (vcl) acc. by studio orchestra
LA1273-D Brunswick 7856 MP3
Wynonie Harris Lightnin' Struck The Poor House 1946
Jackie Allen (tp) unknown as, p, g, b and d
Gene Norman How High The Sky 1947
Charlie Shavers (tp) Willie Smith (as) Stan Getz (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Nat King Cole (p) Oscar Moore, Barney Kessel (g) Johnny Miller (b) Louie Bellson (d)
MM994 Modern 20-682 MP3
The Billy Butterfield Band I'm Glad 1959
Billy Butterfield (tp) Ziggy Harrell (b-tp) Danny Meyers (tb) Tommy Gwaltney (cl) Pat Roberts (p) Junie Saul (g) Alton Smith (b) Bobby Test (d)
CO75309-2 Epic LA16026 MP3
Eddie Brunner And The Original Teddies Skyliner 1946
Philippe Brun, Alberto Quarella (tp) Claude De Coulon (tb) Ernst Hollerhagen (cl) Bertalan Bujka (as,cl) Werner Zimmermann (as) Paul Linder (ts,cl) Eddie Brunner (ts,cl,ldr) Buddy Bertinat (p,arr) Billy Toffel (g) Gene Favre (b) Polly Guggisberg (d)
3325 Elite Special 4215 MP3
Stan Getz Quartet Time After Time (alt take) 1957
Stan Getz (ts) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Stan Levey (d)
21231-1 Verve MGV8296 MP3
Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra There's No You 1945
Peanuts Holland, Lyman Vunk, Jack Mootz, Ernie Figueroa, Frances Shirley (tp) Porky Cohen, Giff Barnett, Dave Hallet, Ed Fromm (tb) Charlie Barnet (sax,ldr) Rae De Geer, Gene Kinsey (as) Kurt Bloom, Ed Pripps (ts) Bob Poland (bar) Marty Napoleon (p) Dave Barbour (g) John Chance (b) Harold Hahn (d) Phil Barton (vcl) Jerry Fielding (arr)
L3771-A Decca 18685 MP3
Bing Crosby Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street 1939
Bing Crosby, Connie Boswell (vcl) duet acc by John Scott Trotter's Orchestra : Andy Secrest (cnt) Abe Lincoln (tb) Jack Mayhew (cl) Dick Clark (ts) Charles LaVere (p) Perry Botkin (g) B. Crietz (b) Billy Marcus (d)
DLA-1910-A Decca 2948 MP3
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra Moonshine Over Kentucky 1938
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp) Al George, Nat Lobovsky (tb) Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (as) Georgie Auld, Clyde Rounds (ts) Joe Lippman (p) Dick Wharton (g,vcl) Hank Wayland (b) Johnny Blowers (d) Ruth Gaylor (vcl)
022484-2 Victor 25833 MP3
Park Lane or Night Club Orchestra (Harry Reser) Do You Love Me ? 1927
Frank Lynch (vcl)
E23492 Brunswick 3578-B MP3
Mooche Richardson T And T Blues 1928 400213 OKeh 8554 MP3
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra Are You In Love With Me Again ? 1936
Shad Collins, Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Lammar Wright (tp) Claude Jones, Keg Johnson, De Priest Wheeler (tb) Garvin Bushell, Andrew Brown (cl,as) Ben Webster, Walter "Foots" Thomas (ts) Benny Payne (p) Morris White (g) Milt Hinton (b) Leroy Maxey (d) Cab Calloway (dir,vcl)
19307-1 Brunswick 7685 MP3
Maxwell Davis Solitude 1960
Conte Candoli, Ray Linn, Al Porcino, Jake Porter (tp) Juan Tizol (v-tb) Lloyd Elliott, Jimmy Henderson, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (tb) Mahlon Clark, Jewell Grant (cl,as) Bumps Myers, Ben Webster (ts) Bill Hood (bar) Jimmy Rowles (p) Al Hendrickson (g) Red Callender (b) / Curtis Counce (b) Mel Lewis (d) / Jackie Mills (d) Maxwell Davis (dir,arr)
Crown CLP5153 MP3
Sid Phillips And His Band Redskin 1951
exact pers unknown, but includes George Chisholm (tb) Sid Phillips (cl)
OEA15374 HMV (E)BD6090 MP3
Carol Bruce With Red Norvo And His Overseas Spotlight Band Something For The Boys 1943
Dale Pierce (tp) Dick Taylor (tb) Aaron Sachs (as,cl) Flip Phillips (ts) Red Norvo (vib) Ralph Burns (p) Clyde Lombardi (b) Johnny Blowers (d) Carol Bruce (vcl)
V-Disc 87-B MP3
Jimmy Hamilton Chuckles 1954
Clark Terry (tp) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Barry Galbraith, Sidney Gross (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Osie Johnson (d)
Accent on Swing (Jazz Kings)
Urania UJLP1204 MP3
Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra Raincheck 1941
Rex Stewart (cnt) Wallace Jones (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln) Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Juan Tizol (v-tb) Barney Bigard (cl,ts) Johnny Hodges (as) Otto Hardwick (as,cl) Ben Webster (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Billy Strayhorn (p,arr) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (d)
061941-1 Victor 27880 MP3
Charlie Parker's All Stars Ah-Leu-Cha 1948
Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker (as) John Lewis (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d)
B901-2 Savoy 939 MP3
Alix Combelle Et Son Orchestre The Sheik Of Araby 1935
Alix Combelle (cl,ts) solo acc by the The Quintette of the Hot Club of France : Stephane Grappelli (p) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Louis Vola (b)
77523 Ultraphon AP-1544 MP3
Benny Goodman Trio China Boy 1936
Benny Goodman (cl) Teddy Wilson (p) Gene Krupa (d)
100395-1 Victor 25333 MP3

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