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These recordings were made by myself with my first tape recorder
which was an RCA Model 7TR3 Half-Track Mono machine.
I'll just put the best of what has survived the past 50 years or so.
With the exception of "The Mark Of Jazz" show, all selections were
performed live, some on radio, some on TV.

The first batch are from Dec 31, 1957/Jan 1, 1958 New Years Eve
broadcasts. Some before midnight and some after.

Earl Hines and his Orchestra
"Darktown Strutters' Ball" - Listen Here
"Basin Street Blues" - Listen Here

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
"Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue" - Listen Here
Saxophone Solo by Paul Gonsalves

Ralph Marterie and his Orchestra
"Perdido" - Listen Here
"Driftwood" - Listen Here
"Hesitation Hop" - Listen Here
"What's New?" - Listen Here

Count Basie and his Orchestra
From Birdland, New York City, New York
January 1, 1958 - 2:00 AM EST
"The Kid From Red Bank" - Listen Here
"My Baby Upsets Me" - Listen Here
Vocal by Joe Williams
"Every Tub" - Listen Here

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
From the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Benny was not present for this broadcast.
The orchestra was led by Urbie Green.
"Don't Be That Way" - Listen Here
"You Turned The Tables On Me" - Listen Here
Unknown vocalist
"One O'Clock Jump" - Listen Here

Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
"Beyond The Blue Horizon" - Listen Here
"Love Letters" - Listen Here
"Begin The Beguine" - Listen Here
"I Hear A Rhapsody" - Listen Here
Vocal by Kent Larson
"High On A Windy Hill" - Listen Here
"Walking By The River" - Listen Here
"Intermission Riff" - Listen Here


This second batch are undated recordings are from the late 1950s.
I wish I had keep better records of this stuff.
I found the date for Paul Whiteman.

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra
Unknown Show - April 21, 1957
"Rhapsody In Blue" - Listen Here

Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong
"The Birth Of The Blues" - Listen Here

Bill Lewis on Caesar's Hour
"The Glory Road" - Listen Here

Now a few for which the dates are known.

Count Basie and his Orchestra
on The Perry Como Show - March 29, 1958
"Ol' Man River and Roll 'Em Pete" - Listen Here
Vocal on Roll 'Em Pete by Joe Williams

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
on The Kate Smith Show - April 28, 1957
"Bugle Call Rag (Short Version)" - Listen Here
"One O'Clock Jump (Short Version)" - Listen Here

Benny Goodman Trio
on The Ray Bolger Show - June 13, 1957
Benny Goodman - Clarinet
Mel Powell - Piano
Roy Burnes - Drums
"Medley: I Know That You Know
Where Or When
Swanee"
Listen Here

Benny Goodman with Studio Orchestra
on The Perry Como Show - October 19, 1957
This has to be the worst version ever played.
You have got to hear it if you haven't before.
The vocalists in order of appearance are:
Perry Como, Tony Bennett, Diana Dors, Jackie Mills and Chorus
"Sing Sing Sing" - Listen Here

Count Basie and his Orchestra
on The Sound Of Jazz - December 8, 1957
"I Left My Baby and Dickie's Dream" - Listen Here
Vocal on I Left My Baby by Jimmy Rushing

Thelonious Monk
on The Sound Of Jazz - December 8, 1957
"Blue Monk" - Listen Here
Some New Years Eve Broadcasts from 1963 and 1964

Count Basie and his Orchestra - New Years Eve
Broadcast - 1:30 AM EST - January 1, 1964
From Basin Street East, New York City, New York
"Complete Broadcast" - Listen Here

Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - New Years Eve
Broadcast - 2:15 AM EST - December 31, 1963
Dec 31st because it was not yet midnight in California.
From Basin Street West, Los Angeles, California
"Complete Broadcast" - Listen Here

Count Basie and his Orchestra - New Years Eve
Broadcast - 9:30 PM EST - December 31, 1964
From Coconut Grove, Los Angeles, California
This broadcast is not listed in Chris Sheridan's great
Count Basie Bio-Discography (Greenwood Press).
It preceeds the broadcast that is listed on page 656.
"Complete Broadcast" - Listen Here

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - New Years Eve
Broadcast - 10:30 PM EST - December 31, 1964
From Basin Street East, New York City, New York
"Complete Broadcast" - Listen Here

Selections from the first two Timex All Star Jazz Shows

"Timex All Star Jazz Show #1" - Listen Here
Broadcast - December 30, 1957
Mahogany Hall Stomp and Blueberry Hill - Louis Armstrong
Saint Louis Blues - Dave Brubeck
Such Sweet Thunder - Duke Ellington
Dark Eyes - Gene Krupa
Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Jack Teagarden
The Preacher and Woodchoppers' Ball - Woody Herman
Up A Lazy River (Steve Allen on piano) - Louis Armstrong

"Timex All Star Jazz Show #2" - Listen Here
Broadcast - April 30, 1958
Down By The Riverside - Louis Armstrong
Cuban Fantasy - George Shearing
September In The Rain - George Shearing and Dukes Of Dixieland
Over The Waves - Dukes Of Dixieland
My Baby Just Cares For Me, The Lady Is A Tramp and
Real Gone And Crazy - Lionel Hampton
Vocals by J. P. Morgan - Gene Krupa on drums
Night Walk - Gerry Mulligan

Some selections from Benny Goodman's Swing Into Spring broadcast
"Swing Into Spring" - Listen Here
Broadcast - April 9, 1958
Ridin' High
Sometimes I'm Happy
Don't Be That Way
Rachel's Dream
Blue Champagne
Let's Get Away From It All
King Porter Stomp
I've Got A Right To Sing To Blues
Limehouse Blues
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Poor Butterfly
Hard Hearted Hannah
I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
St. Louis Blues
Spring Rhapsody
Gotta Be This Or That
Dave Garroway was the Master Of Ceremonies for the program.
All vocals by Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford, Ray Eberle,
The McGuire Sisters and Benny Goodman
Maynard Ferguson as featured on The Mark Of Jazz hosted by Sid Mark
"The Mark Of Jazz" - Listen Here
This show was prerecorded, not broadcast live. I taped this
broadcast on May 31, 1964. This was during the time Maynard
was recording for Cameo-Parkway and had two albums
released on the Cameo label.
Program Introduction
Almost Like Being In Love
Morgan's Organ
Chat by Sid Mark and Maynard Ferguson
People
Happy Birthday to Sid Mark
One O'Clock Jump
Closing Theme - Frame For The Blues
Here are a couple of things I discovered on an Open Reel Tape
which are from "The Ed Sillivan Show" - early 1960s I would guess.
I don't know why I made these recordings, but here they are.
"A Young Bill Cosby" - Listen Here
They must have pointed a mike directly at the audience for this
one and then held up "Scream Like Crazy" signs.
"The Dave Clark Five" - Listen Here
I Got A Kick Out Of This When It Appeared In The Paper In 1985




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