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10" 78-rpm recording of "627 Stomp", an instrumental fox trot by Pete Johnson and Dave Dexter, performed by Pete Johnson's Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, saxophones; Eddie Barefield, clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68332A; Catalog number: 18121 A.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "Piney Brown Blues", a blues song by Joe Turner and Pete Johnson, performed by Joe Turner and his Fly Cats. Members include Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68333A; Catalog number: 18121 B.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "South", an instrumental fox trot by Bennie Moten and Thamon Hayes, performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page And His Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, Eddie Barefield, saxophones and clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68335A; Catalog number: 18124 A.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "Lafayette", an instrumental fox trot by Count Basie and Eddie Durham, performed by Oran "Hot Lips" Page And His Band. Members include Don Stovall, Don Byas, Eddie Barefield, saxophones and clarinet; Oran "Hot Lips" Page, trumpet; Pete Johnson, piano; John Collins, guitar; Abe Bolar, bass; A. G. Godley, drums. Matrix number: 68334A; Catalog number: 18124 B.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "The Count", an instrumental fox trot by Thomas Gordon, performed by Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy. Members include Rudy Powell, John Harrington, Dick Wilson, Ed Inge, saxophones; Harry Lawson, Harold Baker, Clarence Trice, trumpets; Theodore Donnelly, Henry Wells, trombones; Mary Lou Williams, piano; Floyd Smith, guitar; Booker T. Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums. Matrix number: 68317AA; Catalog number: 18123 A.

Date: 
November 7th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "Twelfth Street Rag", an instrumental fox trot by Euday L. Bowman and James Sumner, performed by Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy. Members include Rudy Powell, John Harrington, Dick Wilson, Ed Inge, saxophones; Harry Lawson, Harold Baker, Clarence Trice, trumpets; Theodore Donnelly, Henry Wells, trombones; Mary Lou Williams, piano; Floyd Smith, guitar; Booker T. Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums. Matrix number: 68318AA; Catalog number: 18123 B.

Date: 
November 7th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "Moten's Swing", an instrumental fox trot by Buster Moten and Bennie Moten, performed by Eddie Durham And His Band. Members include Buster Smith, Willard Brown, Lem C. Johnson, saxophones; Joe Keyes, trumpet; Conrad Frederick, piano; Eddie Durham, guitar; Averill Pollard, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums. Matrix number: 68337A; Catalog number: 18126 A.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "I Want a Little Girl", an instrumental fox trot by Billy Moll and Murray Mencher, performed by Eddie Durham And His Band. Members include Buster Smith, Willard Brown, Lem C. Johnson, saxophones; Joe Keys, trumpet; Conrad Frederick, piano; Eddie Durham, guitar; Averill Pollard, bass; Arthur Herbert, drums. Matrix number: 68336A; Catalog number: 18126 B.

Date: 
November 11th 1940

10" 78-rpm recording of "Hootie Blues", a blues dance by Jay McShann and Charles (Charlie) Parker with Walter Brown singing and accompanied by Jay McShann And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 93731A; Catalog number: 8559 B.

Date: 
April 30th 1941

10" 78-rpm recording of "Confessin' The Blues", a blues dance by Walter Brown and Jay McShann with Walter Brown singing and accompanied by Jay McShann on piano. Matrix number: 93734A; Catalog number: 8559 A.

Date: 
April 30th 1941

10" 78-rpm recording of "Overhand (New Froggy Bottom)", an instrumental composition by Mary Lou Williams, performed by Mary Lou Williams, piano; Booker Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums. Matrix number: 60878A; Catalog number: 3385 A.

Date: 
March 7th 1936

10" 78-rpm recording of "Little Joe From Chicago", a fox trot with vocal ensemble by Mary Lou Williams and Henry Wells, performed by Andy Kirk And His Clouds of Joy featuring Mary Lou Williams on piano. Other instrumentalists include John Williams, John Harrington, saxophones and clarinet; Booker Collins, bass; Ben Thigpen, drums; Henry Wells, Ted Donnelly, trombones; Clarence Trice, Earl Thomson, Harry Lawson, trumpets. Matrix number: 60878A; Catalog number: 3385 A.

Date: 
February 8th 1938

10" 78-rpm recording of "She's No Trouble (Ella No Molesta)", a fox trot by Thamon Hayes, performed by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra. Matrix number: 42934; Catalog number: 24893-B.

Date: 
September 7th 1928

10" 78-rpm recording of "South (Sur)", a fox trot by Bennie Moten and Thamon Hayes, performed by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra. Matrix number: 42935; Catalog number: 24893-A.

Date: 
September 7th 1928

10" 78-rpm recording of "Swingmatism", an instrumental fox trot by William Scott and Jay McShann, performed by Jay McShann And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 93730A; Catalog number: 8570 A.

Date: 
April 30th 1941

10" 78-rpm recording of "Vine Street Boogie", a piano solo with bass and drums, written and performed by Jay McShann. Matrix number: 93733A; Catalog number: 8570 B.

Date: 
April 30th 1941

10" 78-rpm recording of "Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today", a fox trot with vocal chorus by James Rushing. It was composed by Count Basie and performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 63289A; Catalog number: 1880 A.

Date: 
February 16th 1938

10" 78-rpm recording of "Swinging the Blues", a fox trot by Count Basie, performed by Count Basie And His Orchestra. Matrix number: 63289A; Catalog number: 1880 B.

Date: 
February 16th 1938

10" 78-rpm recording of "Roll 'Em Pete", a fast blues by Pete Johnson with vocals by Joe Turner and performed by Johnson and Turner. Matrix number: 23892; Catalog number: 35959.

Date: 
December 30th 1938

10" 78-rpm recording of "Boogie Woogie", a fox trot by Pinetop Smith with vocal chorus by James Rushing and performed by Count Basie's Blue Five. Matrix number: C 1659; Catalog number: 35959.

Date: 
October 9th 1936

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