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“A Fine Romance” (1936) Billie Holiday with Bunny Berigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjRwnWuT78o "A Fine Romance" Music by Jerome Kern; lyric by Dorothy Fields. Head arrangement prepared in recording studio, probably by Berigan in consultation with Billie Holiday. Recorded by Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra for Vocalion on September 29, 1936 in New York. Billie Holiday, vocal, accompanied by: Bunny Berigan, trumpet; Irving (Prestopnik) Fazola, clarinet; Clyde... Continue Reading →

“Honeysuckle Rose” (1937) Jam Session at Victor

https://youtu.be/n7sHm1N1h-k "Honeysuckle Rose" Composed by Fats Waller.Jam Session at Victor, recorded March 31, 1937 in New York.Thomas "Fats" Waller, piano; Bunny Berigan, trumpet; Tommy Dorsey, trombone; Dick McDonough, guitar; George Wettling, drums. The story: Through the early weeks of 1937, Bunny Berigan, as usual, was very busy. His main occupation then was the ongoing development... Continue Reading →

“Skylark” (1942) Bunny Berigan with Danny Richards

https://youtu.be/jnXhehLKvN8 "Skylark" Composed by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyric); arranged by Gene Kutch. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for Elite on March 11, 1942 in New York. Bunny Berigan, solo trumpet, directing: Kenny Davis (lead), Bob Mansell, Fred Norton, trumpets; Max Smith, Charlie Stout, trombones; George Quinty (lead alto), Walt Mellor (alto and baritone), Red Lange, Neal Smith (tenors), saxophones; Gene Kutch, piano; Tony Espen, bass;... Continue Reading →

“Stompin’ at the Savoy”/Bunny Speaks (1937) – Norge Transcription

https://youtu.be/DVBpxAwls54 Composed by Edgar Sampson; arranger unknown. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra on or about March 7, 1937 in New York. Bunny Berigan, trumpet, directing: (probable personnel) Harry Brown, Harry Greenwald, trumpets; Larry Altpeter and Ford Leary, trombones; Frank Langone, Art Drellinger, Georgie Auld, Don "Slats" Long; saxophones; Les Burness, piano; Arnold Fishkind,... Continue Reading →

“Change Partners” (1938) Bunny Berigan

  "Change Partners" Composed by Irving Berlin; arranged by Joe Lippman. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for Thesaurus Transcription Service on August 8-9, 1938 in New York. Bunny Berigan, first and solo trumpet, directing: Steve Lipkins and Irving Goodman, trumpets; Nat Lobovsky and Ray Conniff, trombones; Mike Doty first alto saxophone and bass... Continue Reading →

“Flashes” (1938) Bunny Berigan and His Men

"Flashes" Composed by Bix Beiderbecke; arranged by Abe Osser. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Men for Victor on November 30, 1938 in New York. Bunny Berigan, trumpet, directing: Irving Goodman, trumpet: Ray Conniff, trombone; Murray Williams, alto saxophone; Gus Bivona, clarinet; Georgie Auld, tenor saxophone; Joe Lippman, piano; Hank Wayland, bass: Buddy Rich, drums.... Continue Reading →

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