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Spring 2004

New!  Stompy Jones - Stompy Jones (Jewel Records - 2003)
Reviewed: 23 Dec. 2003.  Ratings: ****, LLL

This is another great CD for swing dancers who like tightly played, excellently sung jump blues.  The band formerly known as Swing Session has released another great CD chock full of tight danceable swing songs.  Peter "Pops" Walsh's vocals are relaxed and perfect for every song.  The band's playing is fun, expressive, and squeeky tight, with seemingly not a note out-of-place.  Listen to the intricate playing by the saxophone (Jeff Ervin) and trumpet (Tim Hyland) in "Close Shave" (210 BPM) and marvel.  There are a number of original songs written by Bassist "Little David" Rose, including a fun little diddy--"A Woman's Intuition" (146 BPM), a medium-tempo song with fun horn interjections.   They also cover songs by Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Roy Milton, Five Red Caps, Ray Charles and Fletcher Henderson.   Song tempos range from slow blues (I love "Can't Find My Baby" (72 BPM)) to blistering, but there just aren't quite enough songs in the middle tempos for me to give this a really high Lindy rating.  But catch them live or buy one of their CDs, you'll love the energy and sound of this band.  For CD ordering info, see www.stompyjones.com

 

 
Other recent highlights:

New!  Campus Five - Jammin' The Blues (Won Records - 2003)
Reviewed: 21 June 2003.  Ratings: ****, LLLL
Great authentic small-group jazz.   Its a dancer's delight, particularly if you prefer your swing on the faster side.    The band was founded by dancers, after all.  Full Review.

New!  Chick Webb - Stomping at the Savoy (Jazz Archive - 2000) 
Reviewed: 9 August 2003.  Ratings: ****, LLL
Excellent classic swing.  Tight arrangements, catchy tunes and hot solos.  Some of the best fast stuff I've heard.  Full review.


What's New:
  • 19 September 2004 - Due to declining interest on my part, I will no longer be updating these reviews on any regular basis and maybe not at all.   
  • 15 February 2004 - Added 8 reviews of Stompy Jones, LaVern Baker, Stacey Kent, Ella Fitzgerald, Aaron Bell, Ernestine Anderson, Ray Brown Trio, Duke Ellington.  
  • 5 Oct. 1999 to 16 August 2003 - Added reviews to get a total of 549.  
  • 10 Sept. 1999 - First 114 reviews published with Casey MacGill's Jump! featured.
How to use these reviews: 
These swing CD reviews are written primarily for Lindy Hop swing dancers.  CDs are rated for Musicality and Lindyability.  Taste in music is extremely subjective.  What I might like, you may hate.  Use these reviews at your own risk--we may have totally different tastes.  Look at the summary of ratings below, and read the full CD reviews on the review pages.  Read about my recommended essential CDs.  Note that many of the CDs reviewed on this site are hard to find in retail stores, but can usually be found on-line.   

About me: 
I provide these reviews from the point-of-view of a Savoy-style Lindy Hop dancer, and swing DJ.  I like modern swing, modern jump blues, jazz vocals, 50's R&B swing, and some big band swing.  I don't like a lot of neo/retro/punk swing, rockabilly, or western swing.  I prefer Hi-Fidelity recordings over those lower-fi recordings of the '30s and '40s.  I like some modern jazz, particular jazz vocals, but I prefer songs to have more melody than many bop songs have.  I prefer the tempo range of 120 to 170 BPM.  Read more about me, why I'm providing these reviews, and how to contact me.

General notes on reviews: 
I provide ratings, and some other observations.  I'll try to note where the band is from, the style of music, some idea about the tempos of the songs, when the songs were recorded, and if the album is composed of originals or covers. I list some of the best songs from each CD, which allows someone to search for song titles.  I also provide approximate Beats-Per-Minute (BPM) for various favorite songs.  I'll also provide other random comments, but I don't necessarily always explain every reason why I rated a CD high or low.   

The ratings: 
I provide two ratings: Musicality and Lindyability rating.  I only review CDs with at least one danceable swing song. 

Musicality is rated with '*'s, from one to five.   Five '*'s means a CD is awesome to listen to.  I look for songs that are good, in that totally subjective way.  They could be fast or slow, loud or soft.  Some of the things I look for are music and vocals on key, band tight and in sync, interesting melodies, interesting solos, dynamics, and variety.  I may give high Musicality ratings to albums that aren't the best for dancing.  

The Lindy rating is rated with 'L's, from one to five.  Five 'L's means a CD has mostly all great danceable songs.  I look for a number of things when determining the 'L' rating.  I look for songs in the range from 120 to 170 BPM as best to Lindy to.  (Note: some people prefer higher tempos for Lindy dancing.)  Songs outside that range can hurt the Lindy rating, with some allowance given for really good songs.   I like to Lindy to songs that keep a good rhythm going but also have good breaks (pauses in rhythm) that I can play with. I like the songs to have good dynamics (loud and soft).  Of course, I like them to have good melodies and be interesting musically.  But as I'm dancing to this music, I like them to have a certain predictability, too, so I can pick up on repetitive patterns and play with them the next time around.  Jazz solos are good, but long wildly-improvisational solos aren't.  Songs that get into their rhythm soon after the start are preferred, as are songs that have a clear, predictable ending.  Too many ballroom or latin-rhythm songs on an album will hurt the Lindy rating. An album with only a few prime Lindy songs may still get a high Lindy rating if I think these songs are particularly good. 

Ratings Summary: 
Read the full reviews or click on an album name for its full review. The summary below is sorted in groups by the sum of the two ratings, highest to lowest. Within each group, the albums are sorted by music rating. (So if you don't care about danceability, just look for the albums rated with the most *'s at the top of each group.)  I claim the right to be biased, to have different tastes than you, and to change my mind, and my ratings, occasionally. 

 

Ron's Swing CD Reviews - Ratings Summary

Artist - Album Title (Year of original release) Music Lindy
Ella Fitzgerald - First Lady of Song (Verve - 1993)  ***** LLLL
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella & Basie (On the Sunny Side of the Street) (Verve - 1963)  ***** LLLL
Count Basie - Breakfast Dance & Barbeque (Roulette - 2001) **** LLLL
 
Barbara Morrison - Live at the 9:20 Special (Springboard - 2002)  **** LLLL
 
Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Live In Swing City/Swingin' With Duke (Columbia - 1999)  ***** LLL
Casey MacGill & the Spirits of Rhythm - Jump (1998) **** LLL
Jimmy Witherspoon - Jazz Me Blues/Best Of (Prestige - 1998) **** LLL
Jellyroll - Hoo-Dee-A-Da (1999)   **** LLL
Yallopin' Hounds - Ghetto Swing Extreme (1999) **** LLL
Benny Goodman - B.G. in Hi-Fi (1955)  **** LLL
Stacey Kent - Let Yourself Go (2000)  **** LLL
Groovin' the Blues (Jazz Moods series) (Concord Records - 1999)  **** LLL
Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul (Atlantic - 1991) **** LLL
Indigo Swing - All Aboard! (1998) **** LLLL
Oscillatin' Rhythm (Great Swing Hits in Hi-Fi)  - Various Artists (Capitol - 1997) **** LLLL
Johnny Nocturne Band - Wild & Cool (Rounder Records - 1998) **** LLLL
The Lost Continentals - Moonshine & Martinis (1997) **** LLLL
Mighty Blue Kings - Meet Me in Uptown (1996)  **** LLLL
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Lightly (1958)  **** LLLL
Anita O'Day (w/ Gene Krupa) - Let Me Off Uptown (1999) **** LLLL
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing! (2000) **** LLLL
The Swing Session - Whispering Grass (Jewel Records - 2001)  **** LLLL
Joe Carroll - With the Ray Bryant Quintet (Sony - 2000) **** LLLL
Betty Roch - Take The A Train (Bethlehem Archives - 1957)  **** LLLL
Campus Five - Jammin' The Blues (Won Records - 2003) **** LLLL
 
Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train (Verve - 1997) ***** LL
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Swingin' the Century (1999) **** LLL
Indigo Swing - Indigo Swing (1996)  **** LLL
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Midnight Mama (Concord Jazz - 1986) **** LLL
Gene Harris - Best of the Concord Years (Concord Records - 1988)  **** LLL
Count Basie - The Complete Atomic Basie (Roulette - 1957)  **** LLL
Jennie Lbel - He Ain't Got Rhythm (2001) **** LLL
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley (Blix Street - 1996)  **** LLL
Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radio Review - Would You Like to Dance? (1998) **** LLL
Colin James - And the Little Big Band II (1998) **** LLL
Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (Atlantic Jazz - 1988) **** LLL
Cab Calloway - Are You Hep to the Jive? (1994)  **** LLL
Jennie Lobel & Swing Kings - Jennie Lobel & Swing Kings (1998) **** LLL
Mary Stallings - Manhattan Moods (Concord - 1997)  **** LLL
Lou Rawls with Les McCann Ltd. - Stormy Monday (Blue Note/Capitol - 1990)  **** LLL
Diana Krall - Love Scenes (Verve - 1997) **** LLL
Lou Rawls - Anthology (Capitol - 2000)  **** LLL
Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats (Columbia - 2000) **** LLL
Chick Webb - Stomping at the Savoy (Jazz Archive - 2000) **** LLL
Maxine Sullivan and her Jazz All-Stars - A Tribute to Andy Razaf (1956)  *** LLLL
Hipsters, Zoots, & Wingtips, Vol. 3 - Various Artists (1999) *** LLLL
Yule B' Swingin' - Various Artists (1998) *** LLLL
Lily Wilde and her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra - Insect Ball (1999) *** LLLL
 
BadaBing BadaBoom - Volume II (1997) **** LL
Gene Harris Jack McDuff - Down Home Blues (Concord Records - 1997)  **** LL
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (Capitol - 1967)  **** LL
Charlie Christian - The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia - 1987)  **** LL
Nat King Cole - After Midnight (Capitol Records - 1999) **** LL
Monty Alexander - Echoes of Jillys (Concord Records - 1997)  **** LL
Billy Strayhorn - Lush Life (Red Baron - 1992) **** LL
Johnny Hodges - Verve Jazz Masters 35 (Verve - 1994) **** LL
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Calling All Jitterbugs (1997) **** LLL
Count Basie-Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings Joe Williams Sings (1956)  **** LLL
Peggy Lee - Travelin Light (Capitol - 2000) **** LLL
Jellyroll - Hep Cat's Holiday (1997)  **** LLL
Blue Room Boys - Mr. Jive's Pleasure Platter (1998)  **** LLL
The Big 18 - More Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands (1959) **** LLL
Eddie Reed Big Band - Hollywood Jump (1997) **** LLL
Ray Charles - The Best of Ray Charles The Atlantic Years (1994) **** LLL
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (Verve - 1957) **** LLL
Count Basie  - Golden '58 (Phontastic - 1995) **** LLL
Ella Fitzgerald - The Jazz Sides / Jazz Masters 46 (Verve - 1995) **** LLL
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Blues and Boogie Masters (Concord Jazz - 1993)  **** LLL
Diana Krall - When I Look Into Your Eyes (GRP - 1999) **** LLL
Mora's Modern Rhythmists - Call of the Freaks (2000) **** LLL
Joe Williams - Me and the Blues (RCA/Victor - 1999)  **** LLL
Midiri Brothers Orchestra - Finger Bustin' (1999) **** LLL
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Live at the Hollywood Palladium (Wayland - 2000)  **** LLL
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Verve - 1993) **** LLL
Ramsey Lewis - Finest Hour (Verve Records - 2000) **** LLL
Charmin Michelle - Destination Moon (1998) **** LLL
Frank Sinatra with Count Basie Orchestra - Sinatra at the Sands (Records - 1998) **** LLL
Joe Williams - The Best of the Verve Years (Verve/Polygram - 1993) **** LLL
Stompy Jones - Stompy Jones (Jewel Records - 2003) **** LLL
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (Candid Records - 2003) **** LLL
Jimmie Lunceford - Swingsation (1998) *** LLL
The Hotfoot Club - Don't Ever Say Goodbye (1999) *** LLL
Really Swingin' - Frankie Mannings Big Band Favorites (1995) *** LLL
Nellie Lutcher - The Best Of (Capitol - 1995) *** LLL
Lindy Hop Jamboree Series (GEMA) *** LLL
Betty Carter - I Can't Help It  (MCA/GRP Records - 1976, 1992)  *** LLL
Roy Brown - Blues Deluxe (Charly - 1991)  *** LLL
Corner Pocket - Easy Does It (2001) *** LLL
Kearney, Grams, and Bronsdon - To Go (Vitalegacy - 2001) *** LLL
Hula Joe & The Hutjumpers - Hula Joe & The Hutjumpers (Black & Tan Records - 1999) *** LLL
Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Big Band - The Band That Swings (Koch Jazz - 1999) *** LLL
Will Bradley & His Orchestra - Beat Me Daddy to a Boogie Beat (Jasmine - 1999) *** LLL
Risqu Rhythms - Nasty 50's R&B - Various Artists (1991)  *** LLLL
 
Ramsey Lewis - Consider the Source (MCA - 1995) ***** L
Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack (Sony - 1999) **** LL
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington - Ella at Duke's Place (Verve - 1965) **** LL
Sting  - All This Time (A&M Records - 2001) **** LL
Johnny Hodges - Everybody Loves (MCA - 1992) **** LL
The Swing Session - The Swing Session (1999) **** LL
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Complete Sessions (1990) **** LL
Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad (Mammoth Records - 1999) **** LL
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Compact Jazz (Verve - 1988) **** LL
Johnny Hodges - Passion Flower 1940-1946 (Bluebird - 1995)  **** LL
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones (1979)  **** LL
Candye Kane - Swango (Sire Records - 1998)  **** LL
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Blues All Day Long (32Jazz - 1999)  **** LL
Ray Charles - The Great Ray Charles  (Atlantic - 1987) **** LL
Mary Stallings - Live at the Village Vanguard (MaxJazz - 2001) **** LL
Gerry Mulligan - Meets Ben Webster (Verve - 1990) **** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - Best of the Songbooks (Verve)  **** LL
Jane Monheit - Never Never Land (NCoded Music - 2000) **** LL
The Duke Ellington Small Bands - The Intimacy of the Blues (Fantasy - 1986) **** LL
Les McCann - Talkin Verve (Verve - 1998)  **** LL
Diana Krall - Live in Paris (Verve - 2002)  **** LL
Jumpin' Like Mad (Double CD) - Various Artists (1996) *** LLL
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate Swings (1997) *** LLL
Indigo Swing - Red Light (1999) *** LLL
Johnny Nocturne Band - Shake 'Em Up (Rounder Records - 1994)  *** LLL
Big Bands in Hi-Fi (Volume 1 - Let's Dance) - Various Artists (1995) *** LLL
The Treniers - Cool It Baby (Bear Family - 1988) *** LLL
Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine (RCA Bluebird - 1990) *** LLL
Jump 'n Jive (Alladin/Capitol - 1999)  *** LLL
Johnny Nocturne Band w/Kim Nalley - Million Dollar Secret  (Rounder Records - 1999) *** LLL
T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Shuffle (Culture Press - 1998)  *** LLL
Jay McShann - The Definitive Black and Blue Sessions (Black & Blue - 1995) *** LLL
Blue Room Boys - Driving You Crazy (2000) *** LLL
Woody Herman - Vol. 1 (1938/1945) (The Band That Plays the Blues, the First Herd) (Jazz Archives - 1996)  *** LLL
Julia Lee - Snatch and Grab It 1944-1949 (EPM import) *** LLL
Steve Gibson - Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Night (Bear Records - 1994)  *** LLL
Oscar Brown Jr - Sin & Soul (Sony - 1996) *** LLL
The Swing Legacy - Dancing on a Blue Moon (Mephistopheles Records - 1998) *** LLL
Blues Swingers - Who's Yo' Daddy (1999)  *** LLL
Jiving Jamboree - Various Artists (1995) *** LLL
Ernestine Anderson - Great Moments With (1993) *** LLL
Harry James - Trumpet Blues, the Best Of Harry James (1999)  *** LLL
Kearny, Grams, and Bronsdon - Nine Waters, No Tip (2000) *** LLL
Big Joe Turner - The Very Best Of (Rhino - 1998) *** LLL
Peter Davis - Goin' to Lindy Land (2002) *** LLL
 
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham - Sweet Baby Blues (Concord Jazz - 1985)  ***** L
Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham - Basketful of Blues (Concord Jazz - 1992)  **** L
Karrin Allyson - In Blue (Concord Records - 2002) **** L
Count Basie - Atomic Swing (1999)  **** LL
The Big 18 - Live Echoes of the Swinging Bands (1959) **** LL
Ron Sunshine & Full Swing - Straight Up (1998) **** LL
Set 'Em Up Joe - Set 'Em Up Joe (1999) **** LL
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - One Hour Mama (1996) **** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - Priceless Jazz (1997)  **** LL
Blues Jumpers - Wheels Start Turning (1997)  **** LL
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Side by Side (1959) **** LL
Eva Cassidy - Songbird (Blix Street - 1998)  **** LL
Diana Krall - All For You (1996) **** LL
Laverne Butler - Blues in the City (MaxJazz - 1999)  **** LL
Count Basie Kansas City Septem - Mostly Blues & Some Others  (Pablo - 1987) **** LL
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Luv in the Afternoon (Concord Jazz - 1990)  **** LL
Snooky Young & Marshal Royal - Snooky's & Marshal's Album (Concord Records - 1978) **** LL
Gene Harris and the Three Sounds - Live At The It Club Vol. 2 **** LL
Joe Sample - Featuring Lalah Hathaway (PRA/GRP Records - 1999) **** LL
Benny Green - Testifyin'!, Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note Records - 1992)  **** LL
Junior Mance - At the Village Vanguard (Jazzland Records - 1996)  **** LL
Loston Harris - Comes Love (Encoded Music - 1998) **** LL
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (soundtrack) - Bill Elliott Orchestra and others (1999)  *** LL
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra Reprise, the Very Good Years (1991) *** LL
Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires - Not Just Visiting (1999)  *** LL
Swing Time! The Fabulous Swing Era 1925 - 1955 [Box Set] (Columbia/Legacy 1993) *** LL
Kay Starr w/Barney Bigard - The Complete Lamplighter Recordings 1945-1946 (Baldwin Records - 1998)  *** LL
Jimmy Witherspoon - Singin' The Blues (1998)  *** LL
Mora's Modern Rhythmists - Mr. Rhythmist Goes to Town (Mr. Ace Records 1999) *** LL
Harry Connick, Jr. - When Harry Met Sally... Music from the Motion Picture (Columbia - 1989) *** LL
Duke Ellington & Count Basie - First Time! (Columbia)  *** LL
Bill Henderson - With the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve - 1989)  *** LL
Sarah Vaughan - Finest Hour  (Verve - 2000) *** LL
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music  (Rhino - 1988)  *** LL
The Ray Brown All Stars - Don't Forget the Blues (Concord Jazz - 1986)  *** LL
Joe Turley - When the Jitterbug Bites (Boogietime Records - 2000)  *** LL
Glenn Miller - The Secret Broadcasts (RCA/BMG - 1996)  *** LL
Sue Palmer - Boogie Woogie and Motel Swing (1999) *** LL
Jazz Juice 2 - Various Artists (Beechwood - 1995)  *** LL
Lester Young - This is Jazz 26 (Columbia - 1997) *** LL
Hank Mobley - Soul Station (Blue Note Records - 1960) *** LL
Count Basie - The Best of Early Basie (Decca - 1996)  *** LL
Erroll Garner - Body & Soul (Columbia - 1991)  *** LL
Dakota Stanton - Spotlight On (Capitol Records - 1995) *** LL
Gene Harris and The Three Sounds - Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note Records - 2000)  *** LL
Lionel Hampton - Tempo and Swing (BMG - 1992)  *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae - At Newport (Verve - 2000)  *** LL
Marvin Gaye - The Best of Vol. 1 (20th Century Masters) (Motown - 1999)  *** LL
Duke Ellington - and His World Famous Orchestra '46 - '47 (Hindsight Records - 1992) *** LL
Aaron Bell - After the Party's Over (RCA - 1999)  *** LL
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport 1956 Complete (Columbia - 1999) *** LL
Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw - Swingsation (1999) *** LLL
Camaros - Evil  (1998) *** LLL
Big Time Operator - High Altitude Swing (1998)  *** LLL
Louis Jordan - Swingsation (1999) *** LLL
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums - Come Out Swingin'! (1998)  *** LLL
Ella Mae Morse - The Very Best of Ella Mae Morse (1998) *** LLL
Wild, Cool & Swingin' - Ultra Lounge, Vol. 5  - Various Artists (1996)  *** LLL
Swing Kids Soundtrack - Various Artists (1993)  *** LLL
Andrews Sisters - 50th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1 (1987)  *** LLL
Ruth Brown - Rockin in Rhythm (Best of) (1996) *** LLL
Ella Fitzgerald - Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1988)  *** LLL
Louis Jordan - Anthology 1939-1953 (1999) *** LLL
Camaros - Dangergirl (1999) *** LLL
Ray Bryant - The Madison Time with a Hollywood Jazz Beat (Collectables/Sony - 1995)  *** LLL
Jess Stacy and the Famous Sidemen - Tribute to Benny Goodman (Atlantic - 1956) *** LLL
Roomful of Blues - Swingin' & Jumpin'  (32Blues - 1999) *** LLL
Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ (Savoy Jazz - 1951) *** LLL
Yallopin' Hounds - New Yallopin' City (2001)  *** LLL
James Brown - Please Please Please (Polygram  - 1996) *** LLL
Honkers & Bar Walkers Volume 1 - Various Artists (Delmark Records - 1992)  *** LLL
Dana Gillespie - Blues It Up (Ace Records - 1990) *** LLL
 
Ella Fitzgerald - More Priceless Jazz (1998) **** L
Bobby Timmons - Moanin' Blues (Prestige Records - 1998) **** L
Kevin Mahogany - Portrait Of Kevin Mahogany (Warner - 2000) **** L
Benny Goodman - Yale Archives Vol. 2 (Yale - 1988)  **** L
Karrin Allyson - I Didn't Know About You (Concord Records - 1993)  **** L
Royal Crown Revue - Walk on Fire (1999) *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Best of (1997)  *** LL
Etta Jones - My Buddy (1998) *** LL
Duke Ellington - Ellington '56 (Charley - 1996) *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - Pure Ella, The Very Best Of (Verve - 1997) *** LL
Jay McShann - Going to Kansas City (New World - 1987)  *** LL
Woody Herman - Jazz Masters 54 (Verve - 1996)  *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - The Last Decca Years (Decca - 1999) *** LL
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Gud Nuz Blues (Concord Jazz - 1996) *** LL
Benny Goodman Sextet - Featuring Charlie Christian (Columbia - 1989) *** LL
Blossum Dearie - Verve Jazz Masters 51 (Verve - 1996)  *** LL
Django Reinhardt - Gypsy Jazz (Drive Archive - 1994) *** LL
Rachelle Ferrell - Live in Montreux 91-97 (Blue Note Records - 2002)  *** LL
Dan Barrett and his Jazz Bears with Rebecca Kilgore - Being a Bear: Jazz for the Whole Family (Arbors Records - 2000)  *** LL
New! Ella Fitzgerald - Jukebox Ella Vol. 1 (Verve - 2003) *** LL
Nat King Cole - Big Band Cole (1991)  *** LL
Gene Krupa - The Gene Krupa Story (Box Set) (1998) *** LL
Glenn Miller - A Legendary Performer (1991) *** LL
Chazz Cats - E. Swingus Vitus (1999) *** LL
George Gee and his Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra - Swingin' Away (1999) *** LL
The Ray Gelato Giants - The Men from Uncle (1998) *** LL
Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (1997) *** LL
Lionel Hampton - 1942-1945 Flying Home (1990) *** LL
Blue Saracens - What's a Saracen? (1999)  *** LL
Swingin' Christmas - Various Artists (1998) *** LL
Ray Charles - The Best Of (1970) *** LL
Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie (Culture Press - 1998) *** LL
Juke Joint Jive (The Right Stuff / Capitol - 1999) *** LL
Lee Press-On and the Nails - Swing is Dead (Irascible Records - 1999) *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - Bluella (Fantasy/Pablo - 1996) *** LL
Duke Robillard Band - Duke's Blues (1994)  *** LL
Mose Allison - Greatest Hits  (Prestige Records - 1988)  *** LL
Eddie Vinson - Cleanhead's Back in Town (Bethlehem Records - 2001)  *** LL
Clovers - The Very Best Of (Rhino - 1998)  *** LL
Alex Pangman - Can't Stop Me From Dreaming (Sensation Records - 2001)  *** LL
Dick Hyman - From the Age of Swing (Reference Recordings - 1994) *** LL
Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning (Crysalis - 2001) *** LL
Charmin Michelle - Hot (2001)  *** LL
The Treniers - They Rock They Roll They Swing (Epic - 1995)  *** LL
Helen Humes - Songs I Like to Sing (Contemporary - 1988) *** LL
Floyd McDaniel - Let Your Hair Down (Delmark Records - 1994)  *** LL
Roy Eldridge - After You've Gone (Decca/MCA - 1991) *** LL
Elvis Presley - 30 #1 Hits (RCA - 2002) *** LL
Cab Calloway - With Chu Berry 1937/1944 (Jazz Archives/EPM - 2000) *** LL
Kim Massie & The Solid Senders - The Diva Survival Guide (2003) *** LL
Rhythm Rockets - Come Ride the Rocket (1998) ** LLL
Jumpin' The Blues - Various Artists (Ace Records - 1990) ** LLL
Wynonie Harris - Best Of: Bloodshot Eyes (1994) ** LLL
George Gee & His Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra - Swingin' Live (1998) ** LLL
Buddy Johnson - Rockin' n' Rollin' (Collectables - 1995) ** LLL
Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats - A Slick Chick (2001) ** LLL
 
Lyle Lovett - And His Large Band (1989) **** L
Jonny Lang - Lie to Me (1996)  **** L
Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Rush (1992)  **** L
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Back to Back (Verve - 1963) **** L
Chicago - Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (Sony - 2002)  **** L
Ray Brown Trio - Live from New York to Tokyo (Concord - 2003)  **** L
Cool Blue - Cool Blue  (1990) *** L
The Real Group - Live in Stockholm (1996) *** L
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook  (Verve - 1999) *** L
Benny Goodman - The Complete Capitol Trios (Capitol - 1999) *** L
Oscar Peterson - The Essential Oscar Peterson: The Swinger (Verve - 1992)  *** L
LaVern Baker - Sings Bessie Smith (Collectables - 2000)  *** L
Eight to the Bar - Behind the Eight Ball (1998) *** LL
Duke Ellington - Best of Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1999) *** LL
Carmen McRae - Priceless Jazz (1998)  *** LL
Mighty Blue Kings - Come One, Come All (1997)  *** LL
Louis Prima - Capitol Collectors Series (1991) *** LL
Royal Crown Revue - Mugzy's Move (1996)  *** LL
Blues Masters - Volume 5: Jump Blues Classics (1992) *** LL
Swingin' the Blues Volume 1 - Various Artists (Wanna Dance Records) (1997)  *** LL
Great Swing Classics in Hi-Fi - Various Artists (1999) *** LL
Count Basie - Basie In London (1957)  *** LL
Felix & the Buzzcats - Meowzaaa! (1999)  *** LL
Time-Life Treasury of Christmas - Various Artists (1997) *** LL
Alberta Hunter - Amtrak Blues  (1980) *** LL
Lowell Fulson - Hung Down Head The Original Chess Masters (1991)  *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis Again (Verve - 1957) *** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - Ultimate Ella (Polygram/Verve - 1997) *** LL
Rob Rio - Bankin' On The Boogie (Boss - 1998) *** LL
Swing That Music - Swing That Music (1994)  *** LL
Cootie Williams - In Hi-Fi (RCA - 1958) *** LL
Joe Williams - Best Of (Blue Note - 1997)  *** LL
Jumpin the Blues Vol. 1 (Wanna Dance Records - 1997) *** LL
John Lithgow (with the Bill Elliott Orchestra) - Singin' In The Bathtub (1999) *** LL
Shirley Horn - Light Out of Darkness (Verve - 1993)  *** LL
Cats and the Fiddle - Hep Cat's Swing (1941-1946 Complete Recordings Vol. 2) (Dee-Jay 1999)  *** LL
From the Vaults, Vol. 3 - Capitol Jumps (Capitol - 2000) *** LL
Sy Oliver - Yes Indeed/The Definitive Black and Blue Sessions (Black & Blue - 1996) *** LL
Freddy Cole - Merry Go Round (Telarc - 2000)  *** LL
J. J. Johnson, Al Grey - Things Are Getting Better All The Time (1984) *** LL
Sue Palmer - Soundtrack to a B Movie (2001) *** LL
Illinois Jacquet - Jacquet's Got It (LabelM - 2001) *** LL
Jazz That Cooks - Various Artists (Highnote - 1999) *** LL
Cocktail Combos - Various Artists (Capitol Records - 1997) *** LL
Louis Prima - Ultra Lounge Artist Series (Capitol Records - 1999)  *** LL
Johnny Hodges - Hodge Podge (Definitive Records - 1999) *** LL
Etta James - R&B Dynamite (Virgin Records - 1987)  *** LL
Jumpin' Jive - Jump Blues Essential - Various Artists (1999) ** LL
Kings of Pleasure - Kings of Pleasure (1998) ** LL
Jiving Jamboree 2 - Various Artists (1999) ** LL
Juke Box Jive, The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll - Various Artists (1997) ** LL
Louis Armstrong - Heart Full of Rhythm, Vol. 2 (1993)  ** LL
BadaBing BadaBoom - Jonesin' To Swing (1999) ** LL
Dave Davies & the Hotfoot Club - 3 X 5 (1997) ** LL
Joe Salzano & the Blue Devils - Savoy Nights (1999) ** LL
Barbara Morrison - I'm Gettin' 'Long All Right (1997) ** LL
Lionel Hampton - The Legendary Decca Records Of (MCA/GRP - 1996) ** LL
Big Joe Turner - Greatest Hits (Atlantic - 1989) ** LL
Charlie Barnet - Drop Me Off In Harlem (MCA/Decca 1992) ** LL
Ruth Brown - Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits and more (1989) ** LL
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders - Legends of Specialty (1990) ** LL
King Pleasure - King Pleasure Sings, Annie Ross Sings (Prestige - 1990)  ** LL
Roll Up the Rug, Triple-Time Swing Vol. 2 - Various Artists (Living Traditions - 1996) ** LL
Swingtime I and II (Time-Life - 1999) ** LL
Peggy Cone and the Central Park Stompers - Bad Girl Shoes (2000) ** LL
Red & The Red Hots - Gettin' Around (1999) ** LL
Dino Martinis - The Bottle Collector's Lounge (1995) ** LL
Peggy Lee - Rare Gems and Hidden Treasures (Capitol Records  - 2000) ** LL
Rob Rio - Swingtrain (1996) ** LL
Big Joe and the Dynaflows - I'm Still Swinging (Severn - 1998) ** LL
Little Richard - The Georgia Peach (Specialty - 1991)  ** LL
Fats Domino - The Fats Domino Jukebox, 20 Greatest Hits ** LL
Little Richard - The Georgia Peach (Specialty - 1991)  ** LL
Fats Domino - The Fats Domino Jukebox, 20 Greatest Hits ** LL
Royal Crown Revue - The Contender (Warner - 1998)  ** LL
Buddy Johnson & Orchestra - Walk 'Em (1996) ** LLL
Steven Mitchell - Just Wanna Swing (1997) ** LLL
 
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1998) *** L
Oscar Peterson - Trio plus One (Verve - 1964) *** L
Jazz and Romance - Various Artists (St. Clair - 1999)  *** L
Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey - Swingin' In Hollywood (1998) *** L
Priceless Jazz Sampler 5 (GRP - 1999)  *** L
Wycliff Gordon - Slidin' Home (Nagel-Heyer [Germany] - 1999)  *** L
Deanna Kirk - Live at Deanna's (Blackbird/Atlantic - 1999)  *** L
The Original Jazz Masters Series Vol. 2 - Various Artists (DA Music) *** L
Jazz at Week's End - Various Artists (Concord Records - 1999)  *** L
Lyle Lovett - Smile - Songs from the Movies (MCA - 2003)  *** L
Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra - The Lights Suite (Noir Records - 2001)  *** L
J. Street Jumpers - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (1998)  ** LL
Slim Gaillard - Laughing in Rhythm, The Best of the Verve Years (1994) ** LL
Nat King Cole - Greatest Hits (1994)  ** LL
Peggy Cone and the Central Park Stompers - Peggy Cone and the Central Park Stompers (1999)  ** LL
Charlie Barnet - Cherokee 1939-1940 (1996) ** LL
Slim Gaillard - 1945 Vol. 2 (1996) ** LL
Blues Jumpers - Swingin' Holiday (1998) ** LL
Nina Simone - The Great Nina Simone (Music Club - 1997) ** LL
Slim Gaillard - Slim's Jam (Topaz Jazz - 1997) ** LL
Best of King, Federal & Deluxe Volume One (Collectable - 1994)  ** LL
Fly-Rite Boys - Big Sandy Presents (Hightone Records - 1998) ** LL
Glenn Miller - The Army Air Force Band, Rare Broadcast Performances (Laserlight)  ** LL
Swingin' the Blues Volume II - Various Artists (Wanna Dance Records - 1997) ** LL
Rebecca Kyler Downs - Love Me Like Candy (2000) ** LL
Milt Jackson & Count Basie & the Big Band Vol. 2 (Pablo - 1978, 1992) ** LL
Hadda Brooks - I've Got News For You (Virgin Records - 1999) ** LL
Dion - Runaround Sue  (Capitol Records - 1993)  ** LL
Joe Williams - And Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (Blue Note Records - 1994)  ** LL
Count Basie and His Orchestra - On the Road (Pablo Records - 1980/1995)  ** LL
Johnny Boyd - Last Word In (Cliffdive - 2001) ** LL
Best of the Big Dance Bands - Various Artists (LRC - 1990)  ** LL
Wicked Swing - Various Artists (BMG - 1998)  ** LL
Nina Simone - The Amazing Nina Simone/Nina Simone At Town Hall (Collectables - 1998)  ** LL
Kurt Elling - This Time Its Love (Capitol - 1998) ** LL
Ella Fitzgerald - The Early Years Part 2 (Decca/MCA/GRP - 1993) ** LL
Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham - Homeward Bound (Concord Jazzs - 1987) ** LL
Tab Smith - Top 'n' Bottom (Delmark - 1997) ** LL
Charmin Michelle - Your Eyes (2001) ** LL
Ernestine Anderson - My Kinda Love (Verve - 2002)  ** LL
George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers - Buddha Boogie (1999) ** LL
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's - Jump for Joy (Records - 2001) ** LL
Kyle Bronsdon - Kitchen Swing (Vitalegacy - 2003)  ** LL
 
Ella Fitzgerald - Get Happy! (1959) *** L
The Ray Gelato Giants - The Full Flavour (1995)  *** L
Hipsters, Zoots, & Wingtips, the 90's Swingers - Various Artists (1998) *** L
Harry Connick Jr. - Come by Me (1999) *** L
Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive (1981)  *** L
Van Morrison - The Best Of (1990) *** L
Benny Goodman - The Best Of, The Capitol Years (1997) *** L
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot (1996) *** L
The Real Group - Unreal! (Town Crier Records - 1995) *** L
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Twisted: Best Of (Rhino - 1992)  *** L
Veronica Martell - Big City Swing (2000)  *** L
Al Grey - Grey's Mood (Definitive Black & Blue Sessions) (Black and Blue - 1998)  *** L
Al Grey - Me N' Jack (Pullen Music - 1996)  *** L
Laverne Butler - A Foolish Thing To Do (MaxJazz - 2001) *** L
Carla Cook - Dem Bones (MaxJazz - 2001) *** L
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy (1993) ** L
Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra - 1943 - 1947 (1998) ** L
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - This Beautiful Life (1999) ** L
Eddie Reed - While the Music Plays On  (1999) ** L
Mask Soundtrack (1994) ** L
Malcolm X Soundtrack (1992) ** L
Swing Time (Allegro Music - 1995)  ** L
Maxine Sullivan with the Scott Hamilton Quartet - Swingin' Sweet (1988) ** L
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Swing Fever (1994) ** L
Jimmy Witherspoon - Blowin In from Kansas City (Flair/Virgin Records - 1991) ** L
Sam Burckhardt - Chicago Swing (Airway Records - 1999) ** L
Kansas City - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Polygram - 1996)  ** L
Swingin' the Blues Volume III - Various Artists (Wanna Dance Records - 1997) ** L
Sonny Stitt - The Last Sessions, Volume 1 and 2 (32Jazz - 1999) ** L
Sirens of Swing - Great Songs of the '30s and '40s - Various Artists (Intersound - 2000)  ** L
Hollywood Swing and Jazz - Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology (Rhino - 2000)  ** L
Big Jay McNeely - Central Ave. Confidential (ATR-1999)  ** L
Roomful of Blues with Joe Turner, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (32Blues - 1997) ** L
Bob Wilbur and the Tuxedo Big Band - Fletcher Henderson's Unrecorded Arrangements for Benny Goodman (Arbors Records - 2000) ** L
A Celebration of Blues - Great Swing Blues - Various Artists (1997)  ** L
Judi Donaghy - Sink or Swing ** L
Frank Capp Juggernaut - Play It Again Sam (Concord Records - 1997) ** L
Gene Ammons - Greatest Hits, The 50's (Prestige - 1998) ** L
That Thing You Do (motion picture soundtrack) - Various Artists (Sony - 1996) ** L
Eight to the Bar - Hey Sailor (2001) ** L
Count Basie - Basie and Friends (1988)  ** LL
Count Basie - The Best of the Roulette Years (1991) ** LL
Freddie A. & the Swing Machine - Just Like That (1999) ** LL
Albert Collins - Cold Snap (1986)  ** LL
Red & The Red Hots - Boogie Man (1998) ** LL
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Brian Setzer Orchestra (1994) ** LL
Barbecue Blues - Various Artists (1998)  ** LL
Next Generation Swing, Volume 2 (Double Album) - Various Artists (1999) ** LL
Swing! Soundtrack - Lisa Stansfield, et al. (1999)  ** LL
Hipsters, Zoots, & Wingtips, Vol. 3 - The Original Swingers - Various Artists (1999)  ** LL
Jump 'n Jive - I'm a Dirty Bird (1999?) ** LL
Don Miller Orchestra - This Swingin' Life (1998) ** LL
Charlie Barnet - Vol. 1 1935/1939 (1990)  ** LL
Natalie Cole - Unforgettable (1991)  ** LL
Wynonie Harris - Women, Whiskey & Fishtails (1993) ** LL
Glenn Miller - The Essential Glenn Miller (RCA - 1995) ** LL
King Pleasure - Moody's Mood for Love (Blue Note - 1992) ** LL
Everybody Dances Swing (Series #1) (Ripete Records - 1997)  ** LL
Roll Up the Rug, Triple-Time Swing Vol. 1 - Various Artists (Living Traditions - 1993) ** LL
Rhythm & Blues All Stars Vol. 1 - Various Artists (Indigo Records - 1998)  ** LL
Dukes of Wail - No Turning Back (1999)  ** LL
Dino Martinis - Steak and Comedy Night (1994)  ** LL
Doris Day - Early Days (1944-1949) (Living Era Records - 2000) ** LL
Jimmy Rushing - The Essential (Vanguard Records - 1974) ** LL
City Rhythm Orchestra - Strikes Again (Limehouse Records - 1999)  ** LL
Roy Brown - Good Rockin Tonight, the Best of Roy Brown (King/Rhino - 1994)  ** LL
Blues Jumpers with Haywood Gregory - Livin' Like a King (2001)  ** LL
Floyd Dixon - Wake Up and Live (Alligator Records - 1996)  ** LL
Louis Jordan - No Moe (Verve Records - 1992) ** LL
Five Red Caps - 1943-1945 (Flyright Records - 1996) ** LL
The Abbe Samuels Band - Lindy Friendly (2002) ** LL
Jack McDuff - The Soulful Drums (Prestiage - 2001)  ** LL
 
Ray Charles - Genius+Soul=Jazz & My Kind of Jazz (1997) ** L
Count Basie - Compact Jazz/The Standards (Polygram - 1989) ** L
Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love (Columbia - 1990) ** L
Buddy Rich Big Band - Ease On Down the Road (Laserlight - 1996) ** L
Holly Cole - Temptation (Metro Blue - 1995) ** L
Benny Waters Quartet - Swinging Again (Jazzpoint - 1993)  ** L
Ella Fitzgerald - The Harold Arlen Songbook, Vol. 1 (1961)  ** L
Anita O'Day - The Complete Recordings 1949-1950 (1998) ** L
Toy Story 2 Soundtrack - Various Artists (1999) ** L
Sarah Vaughan - Embraceable You  (1996) ** L
A Taste of Swing Time - Various Artists (Night Train records - 1991) ** L
Nat King Cole - Jazz Encounters (Capitol  - 1992)  ** L
Benny Goodman - Jazz Collector Edition (Laserlight - 1991)  ** L
Speak Easy Spies - Speak Real Slow (1998)  ** L
The Fabulous Swing Collection (RCA - 1998)  ** L
Great Ladies of Jazz (Polygram - 1993) ** L
Chris Connor - Warm Cool, The Atlantic Years  (32Jazz - 1999) ** L
Let's Dance - The Best of Ballroom, Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug and Jive (Rhino - 1997) ** L
Jimmy Witherspoon and Groove Holmes - Spoon and Groove ** L
Dawn Hampton - Life is What You Make It (1999)  ** L
Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra (GRP - 1987) ** L
Glenn Miller - The Lost Recordings (RCA 1996) ** L
Diner Mite, The Swinging Diner - Various Artists (Sony - 1994)  ** L
Lorez Alexandria - Lorez Sings Pres (King - 1987) ** L
Talk to Me Daddy - Various Artists (Flyright Records - 1991) ** L
Bill Haley & the Comets - The Millennium Collection (1999)  * LL
Swing Party! - House Rockin Swing and Jump Jive Boogie - Various Artists (1999) * LL
Joe Liggins - Legends of Specialty Series (1990) * LL
Andy Kirk - Git (Our World/Graffiti Records - 1999) * LL
 
Blues Masters - Volume 1: Urban Blues (Rhino - 1992) **
Blue Note Blend, on the Count of Three - Various Artists (Capitol - 2000)  **
The Big 6 - Ready to Rock (1995) ** L
Bellevue Cadillac - Prozac Nation (1998) ** L
Chazz Cats - Roadhouse Swing (1996)  ** L
Nat King Cole Trio - Hit that Jive, Jack (1996) ** L
Duke Ellington - This is Jazz 7 (1996) ** L
Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb - Swingsation (1998) ** L
Ella Fitzgerald - Oh Lady be Good!  Best of Gershwin Songbooks (1959)  ** L
Little Charlie and the Nightcats - Disturbing the Peace (1988) ** L
Zachary Richard - Zack's Bon Ton (1988) ** L
Stray Cats - Best of the Stray Cats (1990) ** L
Swingerhead - She Could be a Spy (1997) ** L
By George and Ira - Various Artists (1998)  ** L
New Millenium Swing - Various Artists (1999)  ** L
Swingers Soundtrack - Various Artists (1996) ** L
Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note - 1987) ** L
Louis Armstrong - The Silver Collection (Verve - 1984)  ** L
Nina Simone - The Very Best Of, Sugar In My Bowl 1967-1972 (RCA - 1998)  ** L
Keely Smith - Swing, Swing, Swing (Concord - 2000) ** L
Dinah Washington - Dinah Jams (Polygram - 1990) ** L
Claude Williams - SwingTime in New York (Progressive - 1995) ** L
Big Bands Golden Era of Swing Vol. 1 (Drive Archive - 1995) ** L
West Coast Jive - Various Artists (Delmark Records - 1992)  ** L
Swing! Original Broadway Cast Recording (Sony - 2000)  ** L
Claude Bolling Big Band - Cinemadreams (1996) ** L
The Rocketeer, Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack  (Hollywood Records - 1991) ** L
The D's 3 - Cool Cats, Hot Chicks (2000)  ** L
Helen Merrill - The Best of Helen Merrill (Mercury - 2000) ** L
Sue Tucker - Meant For You ( 2000) ** L
Tommy Dorsey - The Seventeen Number Ones (1990)  * L
Ernestine Anderson - Never Make Your Move Too Soon (1981) * L
The Tom Cunningham Orchestra - All The Cats Join In (1995) * L
Great Jazz Singers (EMI - 1995) * L
Swinging Sounds of the Great Bands -  Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra (EMI/Capitol - 1999)  * L
Swing Dance Party - Various Artists (Collectables - 1999) * L
Wynonie Harris - Lovin Machine (King - 2002)  * L
Floyd Dixon - Marshall Texas Is My Home (Specialty Records - 1991) * L
 
Swingin' to Sting and the Police, a Tribute - Various Artists (1999)  **
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot (1997) * L
Lee Press-On and the Nails - Jump-Swing from Hell, Live at the Hi-Ball Lounge (1997)  * L
Best of the Big Bands (Madacy) - Various Artists (1998) * L
Louis Armstrong - Swing That Music (Drive - 1994) * L
Ella Fitzgerald - You'll Have to Swing It  (Import - Jazz Time) * L
String of Pearls - Totally Swing (2000) * L
 
The Flying Neutrinos - I'd Rather Be in New Orleans (1999) *
Ella Fitzgerald - Rhythm Is My Business (1962)  * L
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie (1998)  * L
Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business (1992) * L
Jump, Jive & Wail - Various Artists (1998)  * L
Les Elgart - Two Classic Albums from (1996) * L
Prairie Cats - The Big One (1999)  * L
Jumpin Jimes - They Rock They Roll They Swing (1998) * L
Ella Fitzgerald - With the Tommy Flanagan Trio (Laserlight - 1996) * L
Les Brown, and His Great Vocalists - Best of The Big Bands (Columbia - 1995) * L
Jimmy Liggins - Legends of Specialty Series (Specialty - 1990) * L
Les Brown - Session #55 (2001) * L
 
Crescent City Maulers - Screamin' (1997)
 
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