Oscar envía por e:mail diariamente a un grupo de amigos dibujos realizados con notable creatividad y destreza. Habitualmente agrega a esa imagen, un muy breve comentario y música que se escucha “clickeando” sobre el enlace destacado en el nombre del tema.
Every day, Oscar e-mails some of his friends and sends over drawings done with remarkable creativity and dexterity. Usually, he adds to those images a brief comment and music that you may listen to by clicking on the tune’s name.
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra: Louis Armstrong (tp,vcl) Shelton Hemphill, Henry "Red" Allen, Bernard Flood (tp) Wilbur DeParis, George Washington, J.C. Higginbotham (tb) Charlie Holmes, Rupert Cole (as) Bingie Madison, Joe Garland (ts) Luis Russell (p,cond) Lee Blair (g) George "Pops" Foster (b) Sidney Catlett (d). New York, May 1, 1940
Música: Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra (vocal The Rhythm Boys) Happy Feet (1930) Columbia 2164-D
Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Andy Secrest (cnt) Harry Goldfield, Charlie Margulis (tp) Bill Rank, Boyce Cullen, Wilbur Hall (tb) Jack Fulton (tb) Izzy Friedman (cl) Chester Hazlett (cl,b-cl,as) Bernard Daly (as,ts) Charles Stickfaden (as,bar) Frankie Trumbauer (c-mel,bassoon) Roy Mayer (ts,fl) Matt Malneck, Kurt Dieterle, Mischa Russell, John Bowman, Joe Venuti, Otto Landau, Ted Bacon (vln) Roy Bargy, Lennie Hayton (p, arr)) The Rhythm Boys: Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Harry Barris (vcl trio) Paul Whiteman (dir). Los Angeles, February 10, 1930
[*] Issued in an album entitled "Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France-Django Story". Recorded for the soundtrack of the unfinished film "La fleur de l'age". Michel de Villers (cl) acc by Eddie Bernard (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Willy Lockwood (b) Al Craig (d). Paris, April 16, 1947
Música: Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Lonely Woman (1947) Capitol 10125
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Buddy Childers, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez (tp) Ken Hanna (tp) Ray Wetzel (tp) Milt Bernhart, Harry Betts, Harry Forbes (tb) Bart Varsalona (b-tb) George Weidler, Art Pepper (as) Bob Cooper, Warner Weidler (ts) Bob Gioga (bar) Stan Kenton (p) Laurindo Almeida (g) Eddie Safranski (b) Shelly Manne (d) Jack Costanzo (bgo) June Christy (vcl) Pete Rugolo (arr). Hollywood, October 22, 1947
Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven: Pee Wee Erwin (tp) Tommy Dorsey (tb) Johnny Mince (cl) Skeets Herfurt (ts) Howard Smith (p) Carmen Mastren (g) Gene Traxler (b) Graham Stevenson (d) Edythe Wright (vcl). Hollywood, Ca., July 9, 1938
King Oliver, Henry "Red" Allen, Dave Nelson, Henry Allen (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) 2 unknown as one of them doubles on cl, unknown ts, prob Sam Davis (p) unknown g, tu, d and George Bias (vcl). New York, September 12, 1930
Blind Blake [*] (vcl,g) acc. by Gus Cannon (bj). Chicago, c. November 1927
[*] Guitar, singer. Born Arthur Blake (or possibly Phelps) probably in Jacksonville, Florida, around 1895 and died around 1933. Blind Blake made many recordings for Paramount from 1926 to 1932. Blake had a fantastic drive and terrific guitar style. He had some influence on many other blues singers such as Big Bill Broonzy. His voice has a nasal sound and is easily recognizable. It is a pity that Blake died so young as the recording techniques were not extremely good in those days.
Memphis Slim[*] (vcl,p) acc by Leroy Batchelor (imitation-b). Chicago, October 30, 1940. [*] Piano, vocal. Real name Peter Chatman. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, September 3, 1915 and died Paris, February 24, 1988.
Raymond Scott Orchestra: Les Elgart, Charlie Shavers, Melvin "Red" Solomon, S.J. Koty, Henry "Benny" Morton, Billy Pritchard (tb) Artie Baker, Milt Yaner (as) Wolffe Tayne, Dick Harris (ts) Stan Webb (bar) Henry "Billy" Rowland (p) Tommy Kay (g) Israel Crosby (b) Gordon "Specs" Powell (d) Raymond Scott (dir). NBC Broadcast, "For The Record", New York, October 9, 1944
Música: Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra Helpless (1951) MGM 11108
Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra: Al Grey (tb) Johnny Board (ts) Lionel Hampton (vib) Floyd Dixon (p) Chuck Norris (g) Roy Johnson (b) Ellis Bartee (d) Sonny Parker (vcl). Los Angeles, October 16, 1951
Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra: Charlie Shavers, Bobby Burnet, Johnny Mandell, Charles Huffine (tp) Billy May (tp,arr) Ben Hall, Don Ruppersberg, Bill Robertson (tb) Charlie Barnet (as,ts) Kurt Bloom, Gene Kinsey (as) Don McCook, James Lamare (ts,bar) Bill Miller (p) Bus Etri (g) Phil Stevens (b) Ray Michaels (d). New York, July 17, 1939
Música: Benny Carter and the Ramblers (1937) Black bottom Decca (Du)F42121
Benny Carter and the Ramblers: George van Helvoirt, Jack Bulterman (tp) Marcel Thielemans (tb) Wim Poppink, Andre van der Ouderaa (cl,as) Benny Carter (ts,cl,as) Sal Doof (ts) Nico de Rooy (p) Jack Pet (b) Kees Krananburg (d) Theo Uden Masman (dir). Laren, March 24, 1937
Música: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Sultry Sunset (1946) (Duke Ellington) Musicraft 466
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp,vln,vcl) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts) Johnny Hodges (as,sop) Russell Procope (as,cl) Al Sears (ts) Harry Carney (bar,cl,b-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (d). New York, November 25, 1946
Singer, guitar. Born Hazlehurst, Miss., May 8, 1911 and died Greenwood, Miss., August 16, 1938 . Little is known of this brilliant singer and guitar player except for the fact that he started recording less than 2 years before he was murdered. He led a violent life in which women must have played a very important role and his irregular life caused him to have many ennemies. Robert was a great specialist of the rural blues style and must be considered as one of the real giants. His guitar playing was very typical and his voice warm and pleasant. His songs are real poems and most of them reflect partly some of his life experiences.
Ray Noble's American Band: Charlie Spivak, Sterling Bose (tp) Glenn Miller, Bud Smith (tb) Milt Yaner, Johnny Mince (cl,as) Johnny Van Eps (ts) Mike Doty (ts,bar) Claude Thornhill (p) George Van Eps (g) Delmar Kaplan (b) Bill Harty (d) Nick Pisani, Fritz Prospero, Dan d'Andrea (vln) Al Bowlly (vcl). New York, March 19, 1936