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“Sobbin’ Blues” (1938)

"Sobbin' Blues" Composed by Art Kassel and Vic Berton; arranged by Joe Lippman. Recorded by Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra for Victor on November 22, 1938 in New York. Bunny Berigan, trumpet, directing: Johnny Napton, first trumpet; Irving Goodman, trumpet;  Ray Conniff, first trombone; Bob "Brad" Jenney, trombone; Arcuiso "Gus" Bivona, first alto saxophone and... Continue Reading →

Berigan on Film (1936) “Take My Heart” with Jerry Colonna

"Take My Heart" Composed by Joe Young and Fred Ahlert. Recorded by Freddie Rich and His Orchestra at the Paramount-Astoria Studio, Queens, New York on August 14, 1936. Freddie Rich, piano, directing:  trumpets, left to right: Lloyd Williams, Nat Natoli, Bunny Berigan; trombones, left to right:  Jerry Colonna, Larry Altpeter, Jack Lacey;  reeds, left-to-right: Adrian Rollini, bass sax; Arnold... Continue Reading →

“Blue Lou” (1939) Metronome All Star Band

 "Blue Lou" Composed by Edgar Sampson; arranged by Horace and Fletcher Henderson. (*) Recorded by the Metronome All-Star Band on January 12, 1939 in New York. Metronome All-Star Band:  Bunny Berigan, Harry James, Charlie Spivak, Sonny Dunham, trumpets; Tommy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden, trombones; Hymie Shertzer, lead alto saxophone; Arthur Rollini and Eddie Miller, tenor saxophones; Benny Goodman,... Continue Reading →

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