“Limehouse Blues” (1934) Fletcher Henderson with Red Allen, Buster Bailey, Keg Johnson and Ben Webster/ (1935) Benny Goodman with Bunny Berigan, Jack Lacey and Arthur Rollini

“Limehouse Blues” Composed by: Philip Braham (music) and Douglas Furber (lyric)(*); arranged by Benny Carter. Recorded by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra for Decca on September 11, 1934 in New York. Fletcher Henderson, piano, directing: [..]

“Opus One” (1944) Tommy Dorsey/Sy Oliver with Buddy DeFranco/Glen Gray (1959) with Gus Bivona/Gene Krupa (1945) with Anita O’Day and Don Fagerquist

“Opus One”(*) Composed and arranged by Sy Oliver. Recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra for Victor on November 14, 1944 in Hollywood. Tommy Dorsey, first trombone, directing: George Seaberg, Vito Mangano, Dale Pierce, Roger [..]

“Blue Lou” (1936) Fletcher Henderson with Roy Eldridge and Chu Berry/(1939) Metronome All-Stars with Bunny Berigan, Eddie Miller, Jack Teagarden, Sonny Dunham and Benny Goodman

“Blue Lou” Composed by Edgar Sampson; arranged by Horace Henderson. Recorded by Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra for Vocalion on March 27, 1936 in Chicago. Fletcher Henderson, directing: Joe Thomas, first trumpet; Dick Vance and [..]

Happy New Year! “In the Mood” (1941) Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke, Al Klink and Billy May/”What Is This Thing Called Love?” (1942) Tommy Dorsey with Connie Haines, Ziggy Elman and Buddy Rich

“In the Mood” Composed by Joe Garland; arranged by Glenn Miller, with input from Eddie Durham and Chummy MacGregor. Recorded live in performance from a CBS Chesterfield radio show by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra [..]