“Troubled” (1934)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ5EtS703_E&feature=youtu.be Composed by Lorenzo Countee and Frank Trumbauer; probably arranged by Frank Trumbauer. Recorded by Frank Trumbauer and His Orchestra for Victor on November 20, 1934. Frank Trumbauer, C-Melody saxophone, directing: Bunny Berigan and Anthony "Nat" Natoli, trumpets; Glenn Miller, trombone; Art Shaw, alto saxophone and clarinet; Jack Shore, alto saxophone; Larry Binyon, tenor saxophone;... Continue Reading →

“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 →

“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 →

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