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Lucius Venable “Lucky” Millinder (August 8, 1910 – September 28, 1966) was an American rhythm-and-blues and swing bandleader. Although he could not read or write music, did not play an instrument and rarely sang, his [More]
“St. Louis Blues ” (W. C. Handy) From the 1946 movie “Do You Love Me“. “Harry James does what no other trumpet player could do!!” Harry James – trumpet, bandleader.
DeFranco began his professional career just as swing music and big bands — many of which were led by clarinetists like Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman — were fading in popularity. While most [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
“Big Swing Face” (Bill Potts). Buddy Rich and his big band. ______________________________________ North Sea Jazz Festival, July 15, 1978 The Hague, Holland
Track listing: A1 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Lerner, Lane)  3:05 A2 Happy (James, Bellson, Paich) 3:46 A3 It Was A Very Good Year (Ervin Drake) 2:56 A4 Trav’lin’ Light (Mundy, Mercer, [More]
Dionisio Ramón Emilio Valdés Amaro (October 9, 1918 – March 22, 2013), better known as Bebo Valdés, was a Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. He was a central figure in the golden age of [More]
“My Pretty Girl” (Charles Fulcher) Recorded on the 1st February, 1927 for Victor. This was the alternative take of this song, listed as BVE 37587-2
“The music on this big-band date led by guitarist Mundell Lowe has a somewhat confusing history, since it was initially released as the soundtrack to the low-budget film Satan in High Heels and later reissued [More]
“Woody Herman’s Second Herd came of age during a year (1948) when, due to a recording strike, very few records were made. This CD contains three radio broadcasts and gives listeners a good idea of [More]