“Minnie the Moocher” is a jazz song first recorded in 1931 by Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, selling over a million copies. “Minnie the Moocher” is most famous for its nonsensical ad libbed (“scat”) lyrics [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]
The Glenn Miller Orchestra – In the Mood  (1941) Glenn Miller -thrombone, bandleader
Written by Charles Fulcher in the mid twenties. Became a modestly popular song and played by several other orchestras including Paul Whiteman and Fletcher Henderson.
Early Jazz 1920s: Paul Whiteman – Georgia, 1922 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra — Georgia, Fox-trot (W. Donaldson), Victor 1922 (USA; accoustic recording)
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
Harry James – bandleader, trumpet Helen Forrest – vocal  
Charlie Barnet – bandleader, piano,  saxophone