Recordings from 1940-1949

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Song Title Artist Label Matrix Number
(The Moon and the Water and) Miz O'Reilly's Daughter Texas Jim Robertson Bluebird Bluebird (33-053) Details & Listen
A Senorita's Bouquet Billy Eckstine MGM MGM (10368) Details & Listen
A Special Recording for American Jewelers Bert Parks Independently Issued Independently Issued (None) Details & Listen
A Sultry Day in New York Alec Templeton Victor Victor (26494) Details & Listen
Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers Capitol Capitol (10155) Details & Listen
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive Artie Shaw RCA Victor RCA Victor (20-1612) Details & Listen
After Theater Jump Kansas City Seven Keynote Keynote (1302) Details & Listen
After You Get What You Want You Dont Want It Dardanelle Trio Capitol Capitol (20-1959) Details & Listen
After You've Gone Gene Krupa Columbia Columbia (38147) Details & Listen
After You've Gone Benny Goodman RCA Victor RCA Victor (40-0107) Details & Listen
Ain't Goin' No Place Capitol Jazz Men Capitol Capitol (10011) Details & Listen
Air Mail Special Benny Goodman Columbia Columbia (36720) Details & Listen
Alreet Gene Krupa Okeh Okeh (6118) Details & Listen
Always George Hartman Keynote Keynote (613) Details & Listen
As Long As I Live Benny Goodman Columbia Columbia (36723) Details & Listen
As You Desire Me Sarah Vaughn Columbia Columbia (38462) Details & Listen
At Sundown Mildred Bailey Majestic Majestic (1101) Details & Listen
Atonement Lennie Tristano Mercury Mercury (1064) Details & Listen
Automobile of Life Pappy "Gube" Beaver Capitol Capitol (284) Details & Listen
Ballin' The Jack Miff Mole Brunswick Brunswick (80105) Details & Listen
Basin Street Blues Pee Wee Hunt FM Recording FM Recording (388) Details & Listen
Begin the Beguine Eddie Haywood and his Orchestra Commodore Commodore (1514) Details & Listen
Black Coffee Sarah Vaughn Columbia Columbia (38462) Details & Listen
Blue Harlem Ike Quebec Blue Note Blue Note (37) Details & Listen
Blue Moon Cozy Coles All Stars Keynote Keynote (1300) Details & Listen
Blue Skies Count Basie Columbia Columbia (37070) Details & Listen
Blue'N Boogie Dizzy Gillespie Guild Guild (1001) Details & Listen
Blues A La Red Red Norvo Keynote Keynote (1319) Details & Listen
Blues For Norman - Part 1 Jazz at the Philharmonic Keynote Keynote (2001) Details & Listen
Blues For Norman - Part 2 Jazz at the Philharmonic Keynote Keynote (2001) Details & Listen
Boogie in Bee Dardanelle Trio Capitol Capitol (20-1959) Details & Listen
Boogie Woogie Stride James P. Johnson Asch Asch (1001) Details & Listen
Breathless Les Brown Okeh Okeh (6653) Details & Listen
Buffalo Gals Shorty McCoy and his Southern Playboys Bluebird Bluebird (33-0511) Details & Listen
Bugle Call Rag Blue Note Blue Note (35) Details & Listen
Caravan Billy Eckstine MGM MGM (10368) Details & Listen
Characteristically B.H. Bill Harris Keynote Keynote (626) Details & Listen
Charlie Boy Charlie Ventura Lamplighter Lamplighter (106) Details & Listen
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley Decca Decca (46205) Details & Listen
Cindy Shorty McCoy and his Southern Playboys Bluebird Bluebird (33-0511) Details & Listen
Clambake in B Flat Capitol Jazz Men Capitol Capitol (10009) Details & Listen
Clarinet Marmalade Wild Bill Davison Commodore Commodore (549) Details & Listen
Clarinet Polka Otto Hans Mercury Mercury (70673) Details & Listen
Clarissa the Flea Dwight Fiske Gala Gala (100-2a) Details & Listen
Congo Blues Red Norvo Comet Comet (T7) Details & Listen
Coolin' Off With Ulanov Lennie Tristano Mercury Mercury (1064) Details & Listen
Cuban Sugar Mill Freddie Slack Capitol Capitol (172) Details & Listen
Cup-Mute Clayton Ike Quebec Blue Note Blue Note (515) Details & Listen
Dark Eyes Gene Krupa Columbia Columbia (38147) Details & Listen
Darktown Strutters Ball George Hartman Keynote Keynote (613) Details & Listen