FolkLib Index - Index for Big Band & Swing Band Books

(last updated .08-09-2016) - Work in progress

      This page is an list of every Big Band and Swing Band recording and/or performing artist or group with a separate biography section listed in each book.
      Wisconsin Big Bands

      Note: I am a private collector indexing books I own, and not a Library. I cannot respond to questions about information in these books, nor supply photocopies of copyrighted entries in them.
      Other Book Indexes on this site
      I have no idea how to contact any of the authors.

    "Big Band"
  1. George T. Simon, "The Big Bands",
          1967, 537 p., ISBN: ?, LC: 87-26643 {A} #jy - DONE
          (this book contains no discographies)
          extended biographies: (p. 74-455); short biographies: Arranging Leaders (459-64), Horn-playing Leaders (464-74), Reed-playing Leaders (475-79), Piano-playing Leaders (480-4), Violin-playing Leaders (485-6), Singing Leaders (487-90), Mickey-Mouse Bands (491-4), Veterans (495-502), Still More Bands (503-12)  
  2. Leo Walker, "#pa - The Big Band Almanac" {A}
          1978, 466 p. - DONE
          (this book contains no discographies)
  3. Leo Walker, "#ze - The Big Band Almanac, revised ed." {A}
          1989, 469 p.
          "an unabridged republication" of #pa "in 1978, here updated with author corrections and additions."
          (this book contains no discographies)

      "Swing Band"

  4. Stanley Dance, "The World of Swing: An Oral History of Big Band Jazz, 2nd ed.",
          2001, 436 p., ISBN: 0-306-81016-6, LC: ? {A} #oa - DONE
          (discographies are in an Appendix, p. 418-22) ("1st ed.", 1974)  
  5. Steve Knopper, "MusicHound Swing: The Essential Album Guide",
          1999, 468 p., ISBN: 1-57859-091-4, LC: 99-27950 {A} #le - WORK IN PROGRESS
          (discographies are included with every artist/group entry)
  6. Scott Yanow, "Third Ear: Swing: The Essential Listening Companion",
          2000, 520 p., ISBN: 0-87930-600-9, LC: 00-024401 {A}
          (discographies are included with every artist/group entry)

        Other similar Big Band books I don't own:

  7. Richard Grudens, Madeline Grudens, "Stardust - The Big Band Bible",
          2008, ISBN: 0976387751
  8. William F. Lee III, "American Big Bands", #oh
          2006, ISBN: 0634080547
  9. Brian Rust, "The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942",
          1975, ISBN: 0-87000-248-1 {I}
  10. George Thomas Simon, "The Big Bands, 4th ed.", #oq
          1981 ISBN: 0028724305


      * = all the indexing here for this artist or group is also in their "Musician's Birthdays/Bibliography" entry, e.g. in birth_a.shtml .
    A
  1. Aaronson's Commanders, Irving - #jy503, #pa1-2 *
  2. Agnew, Charlie - #pa3 *
  3. Alden, Howard - #le1 *
  4. Alexander, Van - #jy459, #pa4 *
  5. Alien Fashion Show - #le2 *
  6. Allen, Bob - #jy487 *
  7. Allen, Henry "Red" - #le2-3 *
  8. Ambrose (, Bert) - #jy503, #pa4 *
  9. Ammons, Albert - #le2-4 *
  10. Andrews Sisters, The - #le4-5 *
  11. Anthony, Ray - #jy466, #le5-6, #pa5-8 *
  12. Arlen, Harold - #le6 *
  13. Armstrong, Louis - #jy465-6, #le6-9, #pa8-13 *
  14. Arnheim, Gus - #jy495, #pa146 *
  15. Arthur, Zinn - #jy487 *
  16. Ash, Paul - #jy503, #pa17 *
  17. Asleep at the Wheel - #le9 *
  18. Astaire, Fred - #le10 *
  19. Astor, Bob - #pa17 *
  20. Atomic Fireballs, The - #le10-1 *
  21. Auld, Georgie - #jy475, #pa18 *
  22. Ayres, Mitchell - #jy485, #pa18-20 *
    B
  23. Bailey, Mildred - #oa391-5,418, #le112, #2g391-5
  24. Bailey, Pearl - #le12-3
  25. Baker, Ken - #jy503
  26. Ballew, Smith - #jy503, #pa21
  27. Barnes, Walter - #pa22
  28. Barnet, Charlie - #jy74-8, #pa23-6, #le13-4
  29. Barrett, Dan - #le14
  30. Barron, Tony - #pa28-9
  31. Bartha, Alex - #jy503
  32. Bartholomew, Dave - #le14-5
  33. Bascomb, Dud (William Odell Bascomb) - #oa192-203, #2g192-203
  34. Basie, Count - #jy79-87, #pa29-32, #le15-7
  35. Bauduc, Ray - #pa33
  36. Baum, Charlie - #jy480
    Beat Positive - (see: Jet Set Six)
  37. Beau Hunks, The - #le18
  38. Belasco, Leon - #jy503
  39. Bechet, Sidney - #le18-20
  40. Beiderbecke, Leon "Bix" - #le20-2
  41. Bellevue Cadillac - #le22
  42. Beneke, Tex - #pa34-7, #le23
  43. Bennett, Tony - #le23-5
  44. Berigan, Bunny - #jy88-91, #pa38-9, #le24,26
  45. Bernabei, Memo - #pa39-40
  46. Bernie, Ben - #jy495-6, #pa41-3
  47. Bernstein, Elmer - #le26-7
  48. Bestor, Don - #jy496
  49. Biagini, Henry - #jy503
  50. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - #le27
  51. Big Dave & The Ultrasonics (Dave Steele) - #le27-8
  52. Big Joe & The Dynaflows (Big Joe Maher) - #le28
  53. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - #le28-9
  54. Bishop, Billy - #pa4
  55. Blaine, Jerry - #jy503
  56. Blake, Eubie - #le29-30
  57. Blasters, The - #le30-1
  58. Bleyer, Archie - #jy459
  59. Block, Bert - #jy503-4
  60. Blue Baron (Harry Friedland) - #jy491, #pa27-8
  61. Blue Plate Special - #le31
  62. Blues Jumpers - #le31-2
  63. Bothwell, Johnny - #jy475
  64. Boulanger, Charlie - #jy504
  65. Bradley, Will - #jy92-8, #pa46
  66. Bradshaw, Tiny - #pa47-8, #le32
  67. Braff, Ruby - #le32-3
  68. Brandwynne, Nat - #jy480, #pa48
  69. Breese, Lou - #jy504, #pa49
  70. Brenston, Jackie - #le33
  71. Brewer, Teresa - #le33-5
    Brigadiers, The - (see: Horace Heidt)
  72. Brigode, Ace - #pa49
  73. Bring, Lou - #jy480
  74. Britton, Frank and Milt - #jy504
  75. Brooks, Randy - #jy466-8, #pa50
  76. Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth" - #le35-6
  77. Brown, Junior - #le36-7
  78. Brown, Les - #jy99-106, #pa51-8, #le37-7
  79. Brown, Roy - #le38-9
  80. Brown, Ruth - #le39-41
  81. Brubeck, Dave - #le41-3
  82. Bryant, Willie - #jy504
  83. Buckley, Lord - #le43
  84. Buckner, Milt - #le43-4
  85. Burgess, Sonny - #le44-5
  86. Burke, Sonny - #jy459-9, #pa58-9
  87. Burnette, Johnny - #le45-7
  88. Burtnett, Earl - #pa59-60
  89. Busse, Henry - #jy468, #pa61-3
  90. Butera, Sam - #le47
  91. Butterfield, Billy - #jy468, #pa64
  92. Byas, Don - #le47-8
  93. Byrne, Bobby - #jy107-9, #pa64-5
    C
  94. Cabot, Chuck - #pa66
  95. California Ramblers, The - #pa67, #le48
  96. Calloway, Cab - #jy110-2, #pa68-9, #oa418, #le48-50, #2g418
  97. Campi, Ray - #le50-1
  98. Campo, Pupi - #jy504
  99. Carle, Frankie - #jy113-4, #pa69-70
  100. Carlyle, Russ - #pa71
  101. Carmichael, Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" - #le51-3
  102. Carr, Wynona - #le534
  103. Carter, Benny - #jy115-6, #pa72-3, #oa135-40,418, #le54-6, #2g135-40,418
  104. Casa Loma Orchestra - #jy117-23 - (see also: Glen Gray)
  105. Casey, Al - #oa356-9, #2g356-9
  106. Castle, Lee - #jy468, #pa73
  107. Cato's Vagabonds (Cato Mann) - #pa74-5
  108. Catron, Johnny - #pa74,76
  109. Cavallaro, Carmen - #jy480-1, #pa76
  110. Cheatham, Adolphus "Doc" - #oa307-18,418, #le56-7, #2g307-18,418
  111. Cherry Poppin' Daddies - #le57-8
  112. Chester, Bob - #jy124-6, #pa77-8
  113. Childs, Reggie - #jy504
  114. Christian, Charlie - #le57
  115. Cigar Store Indians - #le59
  116. Claridge, Gay - #jy504
  117. Clarke, Buddy - #jy504
  118. Clayton, Buck - #le5960
  119. Clifford, Bill - #pa78-80
  120. Clinton, Larry - #jy127-30, #pa80-1
  121. Clooney, Rosemary - #le60-2
    Clouds of Joy - (see: Andy Kirk)
  122. Cobb, Arnett - #le62-3
  123. Coburn, Jolly - #jy504
  124. Cochran, Eddie - #le63-4
  125. Cole, Cozy - #oa183-92,418, #2g183-92,418
  126. Cole, Nat King - #le63,65-7
  127. Coleman, Emil - #jy504
  128. Collins Kids, The - #le67
  129. Columbo, Russ - #jy504, #le67
  130. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - #le68
  131. Condo, Ray & His Ricochets - #le68-9
  132. Condon, Eddie - #le69-71
  133. Connick Jr., Harry - #le71-2
  134. Connor, Chris - #le72
  135. Cooley, Donnell Clyde "Spade" - #le72-4
  136. Coon-Sanders Orchestra (The Kansas City Nighthawks) (Carleton Coon, Joe Sanders) - #jy496, #pa81-3
  137. Courtney, Del - #jy491, #pa83-4
  138. Coy, Gene - #pa84
  139. Craig, Francis - #jy504, #pa85
  140. Crawford, Jack - #pa85-6
  141. Crawford, Jimmy - #oa119-125, #2g119-125
    Creole Jazz Band - (see: King Oliver)
  142. Crescent City Maulers - #le74
  143. Crosby, Bing - #le74-6
  144. Crosby, Bob - #jy131-9, #pa86-9, #le76-7
  145. Cugat, Xavier - #jy140-1, #pa90-1, #le77-8
  146. Cummins, Bernie - #jy504-5, #pa92-3
  147. Cutler, Ben - #jy505
    D
  148. Dailey, Frank - #jy505, #pa94
  149. Daly, Duke - #jy505
  150. Daniels, Chris & The Kings - #le78
  151. Darin, Bobby - #le79-81
  152. Davis, Eddie "Lockjaw" - #le81-2
  153. Davis, Johnny "Scat" - #jy505, #pa95
  154. Davis, Meyer - #jy505
  155. Davis Jr., Sammy - #le82-3
  156. Davison, Wild Bill - #le83
  157. Dawson, Ronnie - #le83-4
  158. Day, Bobby - #jy505
  159. Day, Doris - #le84-7
  160. Dean, Peter - #jy505
  161. Delmore Brothers, The - #le87
  162. Denny, Jack - #jy505
  163. Derwin, Hal - #pa96
    Desmond, Paul - (see: Dave Brubeck)
  164. Deutsch, Emery - #jy485
  165. Dickenson, Vic - #oa300-6, #2g300-6
  166. Donahue, Al - #jy485, #pa96-7
  167. Donahue, Sam - #jy475-6, #pa98-9
  168. Dorsey Brothers, The (Jimmy & Tommy) - #jy142-6, #le88-91
  169. Dorsey, Jimmy - #jy147-57, #pa99-102, #le87-8
  170. Dorsey, Tommy - #jy158-77, #pa103-8, #le88-91
  171. Dowell, Saxie - #jy476
  172. Duchin, Eddy - #jy178-81, #pa108-9
  173. Duchin, Peter - #pa110
  174. Dukoff, Bobby - #jy505
  175. Dunham, Sonny - #jy182-3, #pa110-2
    E
  176. Eberle, Ray - #jy505
    Eberly, Bob - (see: Helen O'Connell)
  177. Eckstine, Billy - #jy184-5, #pa113, #le91-3
  178. Edison, Harry "Sweets" - #le93-4
  179. Edwards, Jonathan & Darlene - (see: Jo Stafford)
    Eight and a Half Souvenirs - (see: 8-1/2 Souvenirs)
  180. Eldridge, Roy - #oa149-55,418-9, #le95-6
    Elgart, Larry - (see: Les Elgart)
  181. Elgart, Les - #jy468-70, #pa113-4, #le97
  182. Ellington, Duke - #jy186-96, #pa115-20, #le97-101
  183. Ellington, Mercer - #le101
  184. Elliott Swing Orchestra, Bill - #le101-2
  185. Ellis, Seger - #jy487-8
  186. Elman, Ziggy - #pa120-1
  187. Ennis, Skinnay - #jy488, #pa121-3
  188. Esquerita (Eskew Reeder Jr.) - #le102
  189. Etting, Ruth - #le102-3
  190. Everette, Jack - #pa123-4
    F
  191. Farmer, Willie - #jy505
  192. Feathers, Charlie - #le103-4
  193. Felton, Happy - #jy505
  194. Ferguson, Maynard - #jy470, #pa125--6
  195. Fields, Shep - #jy197-200, #pa126-7
  196. Fina, Jack - #jy481, #pa127-8
  197. Fio Rito, Ted - #jy460, #pa129-31
  198. Fisk, Charlie - #pa129
  199. Fitzgerald, Ella - #le104-7
  200. Flanagan, Ralph - #jy460, #pa132-4
  201. Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats - #le107
  202. Floren, Myron - #le107-8
  203. Florez, Rosie - #le108-9
  204. Fomeen, Basil - #pa134-5
  205. Forrest, Helen - #le108,110-1
  206. Foster, Chuck - #jy491, #pa134-6
  207. Fountain, Pete - #le111
  208. Francis, Panama - #oa375-83
  209. Frantic Flattops, The - #le112
    Friedland, Harry - (see: Blue Baron)
  210. Funk, Larry - #jy505-6
    G
  211. Gaillard, Slim - #le112
  212. Gant, Cecil - #le112-3
  213. Garber, Jan - #jy492, #pa137-40
  214. Garner, Erroll - #le113-4
  215. Gasparre, Dick - #jy506
  216. Gee, George & His Make-Believe Ballromm Orchestra - #le113,115
  217. Gelato Giants, The Ray - #le115-6
  218. Gerun, Tom - #jy506
  219. Gibson, Andy - #oa224-32
  220. Gibson, Banu - #le116
  221. Gibson, Harry "The Hipster" - #le116-7
  222. Gillespie, Dizzy - #jy201-3, #le117-9
  223. Glasser, Don - #pa141-2
    Golden Gate Orchestra - (see: The California Ramblers)
  224. Goldkette, Jean - #jy496, #pa142-6
  225. Goodman, Benny - #jy204-27, #pa146-52, #oa260-4,419, #le119-22
  226. Gordon, Claude - #pa152-3
  227. Gordon, Gray - #jy492, #pa153-4
  228. Gordon, Robert - #le122
  229. Grappelli, Stephane - #le122-3
  230. Gray, Glen & the Casa Loma Orchestra - #pa154-8, #le124-5
  231. Gray, Jerry - #jy460-1, #pa159-60
  232. Gray, Wardell - #le123-4
  233. Grayson, Hal - #pa160-1
  234. Greco, Buddy - #le125
  235. Green, Johnny - #jy481, #pa161
  236. Grier, Jimmie - #jy497, #pa162-3
  237. Grimes, Tiny - #oa360-6,419
    H
  238. Hackett, Bobby - #jy506
  239. Haggard, Merle - #le125-8
  240. Haley, Bill - #le128
  241. Hall, George - #jy228-9, #pa164
  242. Hallett, Mal - #jy230-1, #pa165-6
  243. Halsted, Henry - #pa166-7
  244. Hamp, Johnny - #jy506
  245. Hampton, Lionel - #jy232-8, #pa167-9, #oa265-78,419, #le128-31
  246. Hanna, Sir Roland - #le131
  247. Harris, Phil - #jy497, #pa169-71, #le132-3
  248. Harris, Wynonie - #le132,134
  249. Hawkins, Coleman - #pa171-2, #oa140-7,419, #le134
  250. Hawkins, Erskine - #jy470, #pa172-3, #oa419, #le135-6
  251. Hayes, Edgar - #jy506
  252. Haymes, Joe - #jy461, #pa173-5
  253. Haymes, Dick - #le135-7
  254. Hayton, Lennie - #jy461, #pa174-5
  255. Heath, Ted - #jy506, #pa174,176
  256. Hecksher, Ernie - #pa176-7
  257. Hefti, Neal - #jy506, #pa177
  258. Heidt, Horace - #jy239-42, #pa178-81, #le137
  259. Henderson, Fletcher - #jy243-4, #pa181-4, #oa419, #le137-9
    Henderson, Horace - (see: Skitch Henderson)
  260. Henderson, Skitch (Lyle) - #jy481
  261. Henry, Haywood - #oa203-12
  262. Herbeck, Ray - #jy506, #pa184-5
  263. Herman, Lenny - #pa186
  264. Herman, Woody - #jy245-55, #pa186-91, #le138,140-2
  265. Heywood, Eddie - #oa318-24
  266. Hickman, Art - #jy506, #pa191
  267. Hill, Teddy - #jy476
  268. Hill, Tiny - #jy506, #pa193-4
    Hilliard, Harriet - (see: Ozzie Nelson)
  269. Himber, Richard - #jy506, #pa194
  270. Hines, Earl "Fatha" - #jy256-7, #pa195-7, #le142-4
  271. Hinton, Milt - #oa366-75, #le144-5
  272. Hipster Daddy-O & The Handgrenades - #le144
  273. Hirt, Al - #le144,146
  274. Hite, Les - #pa198-
  275. Hoagland, Everett - #jy492
  276. Hodges, Johnny - #le146-8
  277. Hoff, Carl - #jy462
  278. Holiday, Billie - #oa395-8,420, #le148-50
  279. Holmes, Charlie - #oa249-59,418
  280. Hopkins, Claude - #jy481-2, #pa199-200, #oa31-45,420, #le150
  281. Hot Club of Cowtown - #le150
  282. Hot Rize - #le151
  283. Hot Rod Lincoln - #le151-2
  284. Howard, Eddy - #jy488, #pa200-1
  285. Hucklebucks, The - #le152
  286. Hudson, Dean - #jy506
  287. Hudson-DeLange (Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange) - #jy258-9
  288. Hudson, Will - #pa202-3
  289. Humes, Helen - #le152-3
  290. Hutton, Betty - #le153,155
  291. Hutton, Ina Ray - #jy260-1, #pa203-4
  292. Hylton, Jack - #jy506
  293. Hyman, Dick - #le154-5
    I
  294. Indigo Swing - #le155-6
    J
  295. Jackson, Bullmoose - #le156
  296. Jackson, Joe - #le156-8
  297. Jackson, Quentin - #oa293-301
  298. Jackson, Wanda - #le158-9
  299. Jacquet, Illinois (Jean Baptiste Jacquet) - #le159-61
  300. James, Harry - #jy262-76, #pa205-10, #le161
  301. Jarrett, Art - #jy488, #pa211
  302. Jenkins, Gordon - #le161-2
  303. Jenny, Jack - #jy470-1, #pa211-3
  304. Jerome, Henry - #jy471, #pa214
  305. Jet Set Six - #le162
  306. Johnson, Arnold - #pa214-7
  307. Johnson, Buddy - #le162-3
  308. Johnson, Howard - #oa241-8
  309. Johnson, Pete - #le163-4
  310. Jolson, Al (Asa Yoelson) - #le163,165-6
  311. Jones, Isham - #jy277-9, #pa217-9, #le166
  312. Jones, Jo - #le166-8
  313. Jones, Johnny - #le168
  314. Jones, Jonah - #oa161-75,420
  315. Jones, Quincy - #jy462, #le168-70
  316. Jones, Spike - #jy506-7, #pa220, #le170-1
  317. Jones, Thad - #le170,172
  318. Jordan, Louis - #jy507' #le172-4
  319. Jordan, Taft - #oa77-92
  320. Joy, Jimmy - #jy507, #pa221
  321. Jumpin' Jimes - #le174
  322. Jurgens, Dick - #jy280-1, #pa222-3
    K
  323. Kahn, Roger Wolfe - #jy507, #pa224-5
  324. Kane, Candye - #le174-5
  325. Kardos, Gene - #jy507
  326. Kassel, Art - #jy492, #pa225-6
  327. Katz, Al & His Kittens - #jy507, #pa226-7
  328. Kavelin, Al - #jy507, #pa226-8
  329. Kaye, Herbie - #jy507, #pa228-9
  330. Kaye, Sammy - #jy282-6, #pa229-31, #le175
  331. Kayser, Joe - #pa231-33
  332. Kemp, Hal - #jy287-91, #pa233-6, #le175-6
  333. Kemper, Ronnie - #pa236-7
  334. Kenney, Mart - #pa237-8
  335. Kenton, Stan - #jy292-8, #pa238-41
  336. King, Al - #pa242
  337. King, Henry - #jy482, #pa243
  338. King, Sid & The Five Strings - #le176-7
  339. King, Wayne - #jy299-300, #pa243-5
  340. Kirby, John - #jy507-8
  341. Kirk, Andy & His Clouds of Joy - #jy301-3, #pa245-6, #le177-8
  342. Kirk, Rahsaan Roland - #le177,179
  343. Knapp, Orville - #jy493, #pa247
    Knuckles,Red & The Trailblazers - (see: Hot Rize)
  344. Krall, Diana - #le179-80
  345. Krueger, Bennie (Benny) - #pa247
  346. Krupa, Gene - #jy304-11, #pa248-51, #oa420, #le180-2, #nx357-8
  347. Kyser, Kay - #jy312-7, #pa251-3, #le182
    L
  348. LaBeef, Sleepy - #le182-4
  349. Laine, Frnakie - #le184-5
  350. Landry, Art - #pa254
  351. Lane, Eddie - #jy508
  352. Lanin, Lester - #jy508, #le185
  353. Lanin, Sam - #pa255
  354. Lawrence, Elliot - #jy318-20, #pa255-6
  355. Lee Press-On * The Nails, - #le187-8
  356. Lee, Peggy - #le185-7
  357. Legend, Johnny (Martin Marguiles) - #le188
  358. Lenz, Kim - #le188-9
  359. Leonard, Harlan - #jy476-7, #pa256-7
  360. Lester, Sonny - #le18990
  361. Lewis, Jerry Lee - #le190-3
  362. Lewis, Meade "Lux" - #le193-4
  363. Lewis, Mel - #le194
    Lewis, Mel (The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra) - (see: Thad Jones)
  364. Lewis, Ted - #jy497-8, #pa257-9, #le194-5
  365. Liggins, Jimmy - #le195
  366. Liggins, Joe - #le195-6
  367. Light, Enoch - #jy486, #pa259-60
    Lightcrust Doughboys - (see: Bob Wills)
  368. Little, Little Jack - #jy489
  369. Locke, Eddie - #oa155-60
  370. Lombardo, Guy - #jy321-5, #pa260-3, #le196-7
  371. Long, Johnny - #jy326-7, #pa263-5
  372. Lopez, Vincent - #jy482, #pa265-7
  373. Lost Continentals, The - #le197
  374. Love Dogs, The - #le197-8
  375. Lowe, Sammy - #oa212-24
  376. Lown, Bert - #jy508, #pa267-8
  377. Lucas, Clyde - #jy508, #pa268
  378. Lucie, Lawrence - #oa345-55
  379. Lucky, Steve & The Rhumba Bums - #le198
  380. Lucky Strikes, The - #le198
  381. Lunceford, Jimmie - #jy328-35, #pa269-70, #oa420, #le199-200
  382. Lyman, Abe - #jy498, #pa270-2
    M
  383. Mackel, Billy - #oa279-83
  384. Maddox Brothers, The & Rose (Rose Maddox) - #le200
  385. Madriguera, Enric - #jy486, #pa284
    Maher, Big Joe - (see: Big Joe & The Dynaflows)
  386. Maltby, Richard - #jy508
  387. Malneck, Matty - #jy508
  388. Mancini, Henry - #le200-3
  389. Manhattan Transfer, The - #le203-4
  390. Marcellino, Muzzy - #pa284-5
  391. Marterie, Ralph - #pa285-6
  392. Martin, Dean - #le204-6
  393. Martin, Freddy - #jy336-9, #pa286-8, #le206
  394. Masters, Frankie - #jy489, #pa288-9
  395. Maxted, Billy - #jy508-9
  396. May, Billy - #jy462-3, #pa290-1, #le206-7
  397. Mayhew, Nye - #jy477
  398. McCoy, Clyde - #jy471, #pa273-5
  399. McDaniel, Floyd - #le207-8
  400. McDonald, Billy - #pa274-6
  401. McFarland Twins - #jy477, #pa276-7
  402. McGhee, Johnny - #jy471
  403. McIntyre, Hal - #jy340-2, #pa277-8
  404. McIntyre, Lani - #jy509
  405. McKinley, Ray - #jy343-5, #pa278-81
  406. McKinney's Cotton Pickers (William McKinney) - #jy498, #pa281-2, #le208
  407. McNeely, Big Jay - #le208-9
  408. McPartland, Jimmy - #pa282
  409. McRae, Carmen - #le209-10
  410. McShann, Jay - #jy482-3, #pa283, #le209,211-2
  411. Meroff, Benny - #jy509, #pa290
  412. Messner, Johnny - #jy477, #pa291-2
  413. Midler, Bette - #le211,213
  414. Mighty Blue Kintgs - #le213
  415. Milburn, Amos - #le214-5
  416. Miller, Emmett - #le214,216
  417. Miller, Glenn - #jy346-71, #pa292-7, #le216-9
  418. Miller, Herb - #pa297-8
  419. Miller, Ray - #pa298-9
  420. Millinder, Lucky (Lucius Venable) - #jy509, #pa298-300, #le219
  421. Mills Blue Rhythm Band - #oa420 - (see also: Lucky Millinder)
  422. Milton, Roy - #le219-20
  423. Monro, Matt - #le220-1
  424. Monroe, Vaughn - #jy372-4, #pa300-2
  425. Mooney, Art - #jy509, #pa302
  426. Moreno, Buddy - #pa302-4
  427. Morgan, Russ - #jy375-7, #pa304-6, #le221
  428. Morrow, Buddy - #jy471, #pa307-8
  429. Morse, Ella Mae - #le221-2
  430. Morton, Bennie - #oa283-92
  431. Morton, Jelly Roll - #le222-4
  432. Moten, Bennie - #jy498-9, #le224
    Mr. & Mrs. Swing - (see: Mildred Bailey, Red Norvo)
  433. Mullican, Moon - #le224-5
  434. Mulligan, Gerry - #jy477-8
  435. Murphy, Spud - #jy509
    Musical Knights - (see: Horace Heidt)
    N
  436. Nagel, Freddy - #pa309
  437. Napoleon, Phil - #jy471-2
  438. Neighbors, Paul - #pa310
  439. Nelson, Ozzie - #jy378-9, #pa311-2, #le225-6
    New Jersey Casino Orchestra - (see: The California Ramblers)
  440. New Morty Show, The (Neal "Morty" Okin) - #le226
  441. Newman, Joe - #le226-7
  442. Newman, Ruby - #jy509
  443. Nichols, Red - #jy380-2, #pa313-6
  444. Noble, Leighton - #jy489, #pa317
  445. Noble, Ray - #jy383-5, #pa318-20, #le227-8
  446. Norcia, Sugar Ray - #le227,229
  447. Norman, Fred - #oa232-40
  448. Norvo, Red - #jy386-90, #pa321-2, #le229-30
    O  
    O'Brien, Tim - (see: Hot Rize)
  449. O'Connell, Helen - #le229,231
  450. O'Day, Anita - #le231-3
  451. O'Hare, Husk - #pa323
  452. Ohman, Phil - #pa323-4
  453. Oliver, Joe "King" - #pa324-5, #le233-4
  454. Oliver, Sy - #jy463, #oa125-34
  455. Olsen, George - #jy499, #pa325-8
  456. Osborne, Will - #jy489, #pa328-9
  457. Owens, Harry - #jy509, #pa330-2
    P
  458. Page, Oran "Hot Lips" - #le234-5
  459. Page, Walter - #pa333
  460. Paladins, The - #le235
  461. Palmer, Jimmy - #pa334-5
  462. Pancho - #jy483
  463. Panico, Louis - #jy509
  464. Pannek, Bill - #pa335
  465. Parker, Charlie - #le235-6
  466. Pastor, Tony - #jy391-3, #pa335-8
  467. Paxton, George - #jy478
  468. Pearl, Ray - #jy509, #pa338-9
  469. Pendarvis, Paul - #jy509, #pa340
  470. Perkins, Carl - #le237-8
  471. Perkins, Pinetop - #le238,240
  472. Perkins, Red - #pa340-1
  473. Peterson, Oscar - #le238-9,241
  474. Phillips, Flip (Joseph Edward Filipelli) - #le241
  475. Phillips, Teddy - #pa340-2
  476. Piano Red (Willie Perryman) - #le243
  477. Pierce, Nat - #oa329-44
  478. Pine Valley Cosmonauts - #le243-4
  479. Pollack, Ben - #jy499-500, #pa343-5, #le244
  480. Pontrelli, Pete - #pa346
  481. Powell, Teddy - #jy394-7, #pa347-8
  482. Prado, Perez - #jy509
  483. Preacher Jack (John Lincoln Coughlin) - #le244-5
  484. Presley, Elvis - #le245-8
  485. Prima, Louis - #jy472, #pa348
  486. Prima, Louis & Keely Smith - #le248-50
  487. Pruden, Hal - #pa349
    Q
    R
  488. Raeburn, Boyd - #jy398-9, #pa350-1, #le250-1
  489. Ramirez, Roger - #oa325-9,420
  490. Rapp (Rappaport), Barney - #jy509, #pa351-2
  491. Ravazza, Carl - #jy489, #pa352-3
  492. Ray, Johnny - #le251-2
  493. Red & The Red Hots - #le252
  494. Redman, Don - #jy463, #pa353-4, #oa420, #le252-4
  495. Reed Big Band, Eddie - #le254
  496. Reed, Tommy - #pa354-5
  497. Reese, Della - #le254-6
  498. Reichman, Joe - #jy483, #pa355-6
  499. Reinhardt, Django - #le256-7
  500. Reisman, Leo - #jy500, #pa357-8
  501. Reno, Johnny - #le257-8
  502. Rey, Alvino - #jy400-3, #pa358-60
  503. Reynolds, Tommy - #jy478-9, #pa361
  504. Ricardel, Joe - #jy509
  505. Rich, Buddy - #jy404-6, #pa361-3, #le258-9
  506. Rich, Freddie - #pa363
  507. Richards, Johnny - #jy463, #pa363-4
  508. Riddle, Nelson - #le258,260
  509. Riley and Farley (Mike Riley, Eddie Farley) - #jy509
  510. Riley, Billy Lee - #le260-1
  511. Riley, Mike - #pa364
  512. Rio, Rita - #jy510
  513. Robillard, Duke - #le261-2
  514. Rogers, Buddy - #jy510, #pa364-6
  515. Rogers, Dick (Stinky) - #jy510
  516. Romanelli, Luigi - #jy510
  517. Rose, Vincent - #pa368-9
  518. Russell, Jack - #pa367
  519. Russell, Luis - #oa420
  520. Russo, Danny - #pa368
    S
  521. Salvador, Sal - #jy510
    Sanders, Joe & His Orchestra - (see: Coon-Sanders Orchestra)
  522. Sauter-Finegan - #jy463-4, #pa369-70
  523. Savitt, Jan - #jy407-9, #pa369-72
  524. Savoy Sultans - #oa421
  525. Scott, Raymond - #jy410-2, #pa372-3
  526. Selvin, Ben - #jy500
  527. Senter, Boyd - #pa373
  528. Shand, Terry - #jy510
  529. Shaw, Artie - #jy413-25, #pa374-6, #oa421
  530. Shaw, Milt & His Detroiters - #jy510
  531. Sherlock, Shorty (Clarence) - #jy472-3
  532. Sherwood, Bobby - #jy464, #pa376-7
  533. Sissle, Noble - #jy500, #pa377-8
  534. Slack, Freddy - #jy483, #pa378-9
  535. Smith, Beasley - #jy510
  536. Smith, Stuff (Hezekiah Leroy Gordon Smith) - #oa176-83,421
  537. Smith, Willie - #oa93-110,421
  538. Snowden, Elmer - #oa45-62,421
  539. Spanier, Mugsy (Francis) - #jy473
  540. Specht, Paul - #jy510-11, #pa379-80
  541. Spitalny, Phil - #jy511
  542. Spivak, Charlie - #jy426-9, #pa380-3
  543. Stabile, Dick - #jy479, #pa383-5
  544. Stafford, Jo - #le281-2
  545. Steele, Blue - #pa386-7
  546. Stern, Harold - #jy511
  547. Stone, Eddie - #jy511
  548. Stone, Justin - #jy511
  549. Stone, Lew - #jy511
  550. Straeter, Ted - #jy483
  551. Straight, Charlie - #pa387
  552. Strong, Benny - #pa388-9
  553. Strong, Bob - #jy511
  554. Sunset Royal Serenaders, The - #jy511
    T
  555. Teagarden, Jack - #jy430-2, #pa390-4
  556. Thomas, Walter "Foots" - #oa421
  557. Thornhill, Claude - #jy433-9, #pa394-6
  558. Trace, Al - #pa396-7
  559. Tremaine, Paul - #jy511, #pa397-8
  560. Trumbauer, Frankie - #jy511
  561. Tucker, Orrin - #jy489-90, #pa398-400
  562. Tucker, Tommy - #jy493-4, #pa400-2
    U
    V
  563. Vallee, Rudy - #jy500-1, #pa403-5
  564. Van, Garwood - #pa405
  565. Ventura, Charlie - #jy479
  566. Venuti, Joe - #jy486, #pa406-7
    W
  567. Wald, Jerry - #jy479, #pa408-9
  568. Waldman, Herman - #pa408-9
  569. Waller, Fats - #pa410, #oa421
  570. Waring, Fred - #jy501-2, #pa410-2
  571. Webb, Chick - #jy440-4, #pa412-3, #oa384-90,421
  572. Weeks, Anson - #jy502, #pa413-5
  573. Weems, Ted - #jy445-8, #pa415-8
  574. Welk, Kawrence - #jy449-51, #pa418-22
  575. West, Alvy - #jy511
  576. Whiteman, Paul - #jy452-5, #pa422-6
  577. Wickman, Dick - #pa426-7
  578. Wiedoft, Herb - #pa427-8
  579. Wilcox, Ed - #oa110-118
  580. Wilde, Ran - #jy511
  581. Williams, Cootie - #jy473-4
  582. Williams, Gene - #jy511, #pa427-9
  583. Williams, Griff - #jy511, #pa429-30
  584. Williams, Sandy - #oa63-77
  585. Wills, Bob - #jy511
  586. Wilson, Teddy - #jy483-4, #oa422
  587. Wood, Harry - #jy511
  588. Wylie, Austin - #jy511, #pa431
    X
    Y
    Z
  589. Zentner, Si - #jy474, #pa432-3
  590. Zurke, Bob - #jy484
    8  
  591. 8-1/2 Souvenirs - #le94-5
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