Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Take The A Train (1962) In the early 1960’s the Goodyear Tire Company commisioned 5 short jazz films. The programs were originally filmed in 35 mm negative. The sound [More]
“Perdido” is a jazz standard composed by Juan Tizol and was first recorded on December 3, 1941 by Duke Ellington. “Perdido” is Spanish and simply means lost, but also sloppy or indecent. The song refers to [More]
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra – And the Angels Sing One of the greatest recordings of the Big Band era, “And the Angels Sing”, was recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra on February 1, 1939. [More]
“Tangerine” ~ Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra w/ Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell (1941) Decca #4123 – The flip side of, “Everything I Love” – Recorded on December 10, 1941 in New York City, New [More]
Woody Herman and His Orchestra – Four Brothers (1947) “Four Brothers” (1947) is a jazz standard composed by Jimmy Giuffre and performed by the Woody Herman Orchestra. The song features four saxes (three tenors and [More]
Louis Armstrong – trumpet, vocal Mack The Knife (Live 1956)
Benny Goodman Orchestra “Sing, Sing, Sing” Gene Krupa – Drums from “Hollywood Hotel” film (1937)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra – In the Mood  (1941) Glenn Miller -thrombone, bandleader
Lionel Hampton – Flying Home (1957) Watch Lionel Hampton and his band perform Flying Home Broadcast on American Television in 1957. Lionel Hampton – vibraphone, bandleader
(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive (Calloway-Froeba-Palmer) by Cab Calloway & his Orchestra. Purported to have been a million-selling disc, this was one of Calloway’s most popular hits. Cab Calloway – bandleader, vocal