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Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1952) Blues Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (December 11, 1926 -- July 25, 1984) was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952.

First "Rock & Roll" song....listen to guitar solo Arthur Crudup - That's All Right (original version) Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (August 24, 1905 — March 28, 1974) was a delta blues singer and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs later covered by Elvis Presley and dozens of other artists, such as "That's All Right" (1946)[1], "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine."

Ben E. King - Stand By Me

MANTOVANI - Andalucia Mantovani and His Orchestra plays "Andalucia". From 2Cd compilation "The World Of Mantovani" - ZYX Music - 1995.

MANTOVANI - SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

Blossom Dearie - Someone To Watch Over Me From the album "My Gentleman Friend" - 1959

Fanny Brice - I'd Rather Be Blue Over You, 1929, via YouTube.

Sentimental Journey - Glenn Miller Slideshow of the Liberation of Paris during WWII along with a couple of photos of St. Lo after the battle. Also a few photos of the USO overseas with Bob Hope and Francis Langford. Many photos courtesy of Life Magazine.

Art Tatum with Lionel Hampton & Buddy Rich - Love for sale Art Tatum, piano Lionel Hampton, vibes Buddy Rich, drums rec. 1955

Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson Live Paris Olympia 63 part II

Rhapsody In Blue - 1924 performed by George Gershwin(on piano) & Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 -- July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist.Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), as well as the opera, Porgy and Bess (1935).

"Love Me or Leave Me" is a U.S. popular song from the 1920s. The music was written by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn.

Summertime - Billie Holiday

Sarah Vaughan performs "Send in the Clowns" in Montreal 1983

Janis Joplin, Summertime.mp4

Sarah Vaughan - I'm in the Mood For Love Written by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh.

Sarah Vaughan - You Go To My Head (1961) written in1938 was composed by J. Fred Coots with lyrics by Haven Gillespie. The song is a unique conjunction of a sophisticated lyric and complex, lush harmonic structure by two songwriters who were not generally known for such elegance; nevertheless the song is highly regarded by jazz musicians and critics alike. The first recording was by Teddy Wilson & Billie Holiday. On 23 April 1961, Judy Garland performed the song at the "Judy at Carnegie Hall" .

Sarah Vaughan - Stardust

Sarah Vaughan - In a sentimental mood.wmv

janis joplin & jimi hendrix summertime

Janis Joplin / Me And Bobby Mcgee [Live] 1970

Janis Joplin - Piece of my Heart (1968)

Janis Joplin - Cry Baby (live in toronto 1970)

Gene Krupa Trio - Stompin' at the Savoy - JATP 1953