Category: Sleepers

“I Hear Music” (1940) Billie Holiday

“I Hear Music” Composed by Frank Loesser (lyric) and Burton Lane (music). Recorded by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra for Okeh Records in New York on September 12, 1940. Billie Holiday, vocal, with: Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Don Redman and Jimmy Hamilton, alto saxophones; Don Byas and Georgie Auld, tenor saxophones; Teddy Wilson, piano; John Collins, […]

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“Spinnin’ the Webb” (1938) Chick Webb

  “Spinnin’ the Webb” Composed by Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald. Arranged by Wayman Carver. Recorded by Chick Webb and His Orchestra on May 3, 1938 for Decca in New York City. Chick Webb, drums, directing: Mario Bauza, first trumpet; Bobby Stark and Taft Jordan, trumpets; George Matthews, Nat Story and Sandy Williams, trombones; Garvin […]

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“Soft Winds” (1940) Erskine Hawkins

  “Soft Winds”  Composed by Benny Goodman? Fletcher Henderson? Charlie Christian?, arranged by Sammy Lowe. Recorded by Erskine Hawkins (The Twentieth Century Gabriel) and His Orchestra for RCA-Bluebird, November 6, 1940, New York City. Erskine Hawkins, trumpet, directing: Sammy Lowe, first trumpet; Wilbur “Dud” Bascomb, Marcellus Green, trumpets; Bob Range and Edward Sims, trombones; William […]

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“You Go to My Head” (1938) Jan Savitt & Carlotta Dale

  “You Go to My Head” composed by J. Fred Coots (music) and Haven Gillespie (lyric) Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters Recorded for RCA Bluebird in New York on August 25, 1938 Jan Savitt, directing: Jack Hansen, first and solo trumpet; Harold “Buddy”Kearns, Charles “Chick” Jensen, trumpets; Al Leopold, first trombone; Maurice “Moe” Evans, […]

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“Prelude in C Sharp Major” (1940) Artie Shaw

  “Prelude in C Sharp Major” Composed and Arranged by Ray Conniff and Artie Shaw Recorded by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra for Victor Records December 4, 1940 in Hollywood. Artie Shaw, clarinet, directing: Billy Butterfield, first trumpet; George “Jumbo” Wendt, Jack Cathcart, trumpets; Jack Jenney, first trombone; Vernon Brown, trombone; Les Robinson, first alto […]

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“Loose Lid Special” (1941) Tommy Dorsey

  “Loose Lid Special” Composed and Arranged by Sy Oliver Recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra for Victor Records July 15, 1941 in New York Personnel: Tommy Dorsey, lead and solo trombone, directing: Chuck Peterson, lead; Ziggy Elman, Jimmy Blake, Al Sterns, trumpets; Trombones:  George Arus, Dave Jacobs, Lowell Martin, trombones;  Freddie Stulce, lead alto […]

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