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Need artist for song.

Need artist for song.

Postby megafold » Thu September 09 2010 09:44 PM

I have trying to find the artist for a song called Avalon.
lt is a Swing tune.
Any one who know can email me at
This is a question for the big guns.
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Re: Need artist for song.

Postby jazzjester » Fri September 10 2010 07:57 AM

Hey there,

There have been 389 recordings of the song in the jazz genre since 1920. Below are a few highlights from the swing era. My favorites being Goodman and Django.

Jimmie Lunceford
Eddie Tompkins, Paul Webster (tp) Sy Oliver (tp,vcl,arr) Elmer Crumbley, Russell Bowles (tb) Eddie Durham (tb,g,arr) Jimmie Lunceford (cl,as,arr) Willie Smith (cl,as,vcl,arr) Laforet Dent (as) Dan Grissom (cl,as,vcl) Joe Thomas (cl,ts) Earl Carruthers (cl,as,bar) Edwin Wilcox (p,arr) Al Norris (g) Moses Allen (b,vcl) Jimmy Crawford (d,vib) Trio (vcl) : Sy Oliver, Willie Smith , Eddie Tompkins.
New York, September 30, 1935
60014-A Avalon (ed arr) Decca 668, 4205, ( )BM1101, (Aus)Y5070, DL79238,
Bruns (E)02297, (G)A81392, (F)A505153, Odeon
(G)286474, Ace of Hearts (E)AH155, Ajazz C-992,
Affinity (E)1033, MCA 1305, (Jap)3104, (F)510018,
Coral (E)COPS3452, Topaz Jazz (E)TPZ1005 [CD],
Decca GRD2-629 [CD], Black & Blue (F)59241-2 [CD],
FA (F)212 [CD]

Benny Goodman Quartet:
Ziggy Elman, Harry James, Gordon "Chris" Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Murray McEachern (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as) Arthur Rollini, Vido Musso (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) . Added for the trio : Teddy Wilson (p) ; and for the quartet : Lionel Hampton (vib) Betty Van (vcl) Fletcher Henderson (arr)
Hollywood, July 30, 1937
09627-1 Avalon RCA BB AXM2-5568
09627-2 Avalon Vic 25644, RCA BB AXM2-5537, BB 2273-2-RB [CD],
"Benny Goodman Trio & Quartet/ Avalon"; see flwg small group sessions to April 6, 1939 for the rest of this CD.

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra:
Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gordon "Chris" Griffin (tp) Red Ballard, Vernon Brown (tb) Benny Goodman (cl) Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig (as) Arthur Rollini, Babe Russin (ts) Jess Stacy (p) Allen Reuss (g) Harry Goodman (b) Gene Krupa (d) Martha Tilton (vcl) Horace Henderson, Edgar Sampson, Claude Thornhill (arr) plus flwg added for trio (1) or quartet (2) : Teddy Wilson (p) Lionel Hampton (vib)
Concert "Carnegie Hall", New York, January 16, 1938
Avalon (2)

[Q241-4] Quintette du Hot Club de France (French)
Stephane Grappelli (vln) Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (g) Louis Vola (b) Arthur Briggs (tp solo) Alphonse Cox (tp) Pierre Allier (tp) Eugene d'Hellemmes (tb), Pierre "Baro" Ferret (g)
Paris, late June, 1935
P-77434 Avalon (*) Ul (F)AP-1512, De (E)F6077, 23002, Var 8379
Prest PR7614, Pro Jazz CDJ-549 [CD],
Conifer/Happy Days (E)CDHD-165 [CD]
P-77435 Smoke rings (#) Ul (F)AP-1512, De (E)F6531, Var 8379, Prest PR7614
Royale 1788, Conifer/Happy Days (E)CDHD-234 [CD]
Note: Issued on Decca (E) 78rpm issues as "Stephane Grappelly and his Hot Four with Stephane Grappelli".
Conifer/Happy Days (E)CDHD-165 [CD] titled "Swing from Paris".
(*) This title also on Pro Arte (Eu)CDD-549 [CD], Vogue (F)668.003/1-3 [CD], Melodie RDC (Eu)40014-2 [CD].
(#) This title also on Victor (Jap)VICJ-40072/74 [CD].
Both above titles also on Vogue (F)530187, Pacific (F)LPD-D6272, JSP Records (E)CD-341 [CD], Classics (F)727 [CD], Tring International/MCPS (Eu)GRF-089 [CD], Vogue (Jap)228E-6003/10 [CD], F & A Records (F)FA303 [CD], ASV/Living Era (E)CDAJA-5138 [CD].
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