Recordings from 1940-1949

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Song Title Artist Label Matrix Number
I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas Yogi Yorgesson Capitol Capitol (57-781) Details & Listen
I'll Always Be In Love With You Mel Torme Musicraft Musicraft (529) Details & Listen
I'm Beginning to See the Light Ella Fitzgerald Decca Decca (23399) Details & Listen
I'm Sorry I Made You Cry Capitol Jazz Men Capitol Capitol (10009) Details & Listen
Ida the Wayward Sturgeon Dwight Fiske Gala Gala (100-2b) Details & Listen
If I Had You Charlie Ventura Sittin in With Sittin in With (504) Details & Listen
If I Had You Ike Quebec Blue Note Blue Note (510) Details & Listen
If You're From Texas Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys Okeh Okeh (6722) Details & Listen
Impressions James P. Johnson Asch Asch (1001) Details & Listen
It Had to be You Earl Hines and his Orchestra Bluebird Bluebird (30-0825) Details & Listen
Java Jive Al Donahue and His Orchestra Okeh Okeh (6086) Details & Listen
Jazz Me Blues Brad Gowan RCA Victor RCA Victor (20-3230) Details & Listen
Judy Lennie Tristano New Jazz New Jazz (808) Details & Listen
Jumpin' on the Merry-Go-Round Artie Shaw RCA Victor RCA Victor (20-1612) Details & Listen
Just One More Chance Cozy Coles All Stars Keynote Keynote (1300) Details & Listen
Kentucky Waltz Bill Monroe Columbia Columbia (36907) Details & Listen
King Jacquet Illinois Jacquet and his Orchestra RCA Victor RCA Victor (20-2702) Details & Listen
Lady Be Good Benny Goodman RCA Victor RCA Victor (40-0107) Details & Listen
Lady Be Good - Part 1 Jazz at the Philharmonic Asch Asch (453-2) Details & Listen
Lady Be Good - Part 2 Jazz at the Philharmonic Asch Asch (453-3) Details & Listen
Lady Be Good - Part 3 Jazz at the Philharmonic Asch Asch (453-3) Details & Listen
Leap Frog Blues Buster Bennett Trio Columbia Columbia (36873) Details & Listen
Leap Here Metronome All Stars Capitol Capitol (15039) Details & Listen
Lester Leaps Again Kansas City Seven Keynote Keynote (1302) Details & Listen
Let Me Love You Tonight Nellie Lutcher and her Rhythm Capitol Capitol (40017) Details & Listen
Limehouse Blues Charlie Ventura Asch Asch (5501) Details & Listen
Lost April Nat "King" Cole Capitol Capitol (15054) Details & Listen
Louise Coleman Hawkins Keynote Keynote (1308) Details & Listen
Love Has Been The Ruin Of A Many Young Maid Texas Jim Lewis Decca Decca (5905) Details & Listen
Love You Funny Thing Mel Torme Musicraft Musicraft (529) Details & Listen
Lover Come Back to Me Mildred Bailey Majestic Majestic (1101) Details & Listen
Lover Man Dizzy Gillespie Guild Guild (1002) Details & Listen
Malibu Benny Carter and His Orchestra Capitol Capitol (200) Details & Listen
Mama Inez Nappy Lamare Capitol Capitol (15050) Details & Listen
Mama's Got A Baby Jelly Roll Morton General General (1710) Details & Listen
Maple Leaf Rag Sidney Bechet HMV HMV (B.9408) Details & Listen
Margie Brother Bones Tempo Tempo (TR652) Details & Listen
Mary Lou The Merry Macs Decca Decca (3810) Details & Listen
Mister Gallagher And Mister Shean The Jesters Decca Decca (3676) Details & Listen
Mother's Only Sleeping J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers King King (543) Details & Listen
Muskrat Ramble Wild Bill Davison Commodore Commodore (618) Details & Listen
Nature Boy Nat "King" Cole Capitol Capitol (15054) Details & Listen
On the Sunny Side of the Street Coleman Hawkins Keynote Keynote (1308) Details & Listen
One O'Clock Jump Gerald Wilson Black & White Black & White (778) Details & Listen
Oop Bop Sh' Bam Dizzy Gillespie Musicraft Musicraft (383) Details & Listen
Open the Door Polka Blue Barron and His Orchestra MGM MGM (10412b) Details & Listen
Open the Door Richard The Three Flames Columbia Columbia (37268) Details & Listen
Opera Presentation of South of the Border Alec Templeton Victor Victor (26494) Details & Listen
Original Dixieland One-Step Wild Bill Davison Commodore Commodore (549) Details & Listen
Out On A Limb Lennie Tristano Mercury Mercury (1062) Details & Listen