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Louis Prima

Louis Prima – Spotlight Bands 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Prima Band with Lily Ann Carol, vocals – January 1946 – Coca-Cola Spotlight Bands – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There are many purists who would strongly object to Louis Prima being referred to as a Jazz musician. Truths to tell, a lot of his popularity early-on...

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan – Live At Antibes Jazz Festival 1963 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sarah Vaughan – Live at Antibes Jazz Festival, July 29, 1963 – Sarah Vaughan this weekend. Sassy, The Divine One and possessor of one of the greatest singing voices in Jazz, in concert at the Antibes Jazz Festival at Juan-les-Pins, France and recorded by ORTf on July 29, 1963. It...

Joe Williams (Photo: Bill Claxton)

Count Basie Featuring Joe Williams Live From Zardi’s – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Count Basie with Joe Williams, live from Zardi’s in Hollywood – May 14, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Count Basie featuring Joe Williams on vocals, live from Zardi’s on Hollywood Boulevard from May 14, 1956. The venerable Count Basie with the inimitable Joe Williams – two stalwarts and...

Sy Oliver

Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong – Red Callender – Jubilee 1943 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Armstrong, in one of the many War Effort programs he did during World War 2. A frequent guest on jubilee all through the War years, Armstrong was a heavy favorite among the troops. Jubilee was a program, originally run briefly on CBS Radio in the late 1930s and known...