CDs

"Reel To Reel Radio Recordings" makes use of a personal archive of tape recordings collected over a short period in the late 1950s and early 1960s and featuring many of the greats of jazz.

These CDs are homemade productions; making use of an original radio recording. The CD labels, cover designs and notes are all home produced.  £4.99 single cd and £9.99 double cd. Freepost to UK. Contact me by email.

"Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois. The first Playboy Jazz Festival... This is Jazz! Yes, it's jazz from Chicago, recorded live at the first Playboy Jazz Festival in stereophonic, high-fidelity sound, especially for this radio network. You'll be hearing the complete performances of your favorite jazz artists. This is what is happening in Chicago -- This is Jazz!"

 

Frank D’Rone

Just One of Those Things (1m 35s)

I'm Glad There Is You (2m 35s)

Not For Me (2m 15s)

Joey, Joey, Joey (2m 49s)

The Way You Look Tonight (1m 47s)

Louis Armstrong

When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (3m 04s)

The Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (3m 02s}

That’s Jazz (from ‘High Society’) (5m 26s)

High Society Calypso (4m 02s)

 

The Dukes of Dixieland

Mack The Knife (4m 27s)

 

The Four Freshmen

Somebody Loves Me (1m 32s)

Malaya (4m 03s)

Angel Eyes (4m 31s)

Them There Eyes (4m 30s)

Chasing Rainbows (3m 53s)

Day By Day (2m 32s)

Sweet Lorraine (3m 41s)

Let’s Have A Party (2m 01s)

 

Count Basie

Doodlin' (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 4m 03s

The Spirit-Feel (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 9m 36s

Everyday I Have The Blues (feat. Joe Williams) - 5m 09s

Five O'Clock In The Morning (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 02s

It's A Wonderful World (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 02s

Shake, Rattle and Roll (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 18s

In The Evening (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 36s

 

Total running time: (35 tracks)

Male Vocalists Live at the First Playboy Jazz Festival The Weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 1959

Duke Ellington

Goin’ To Chicago (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (4m 45s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind reprise (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (7m 31s)

Hand Me Down Love (feat. Ossie Bailey) (2m 28s)

 

David Allyn

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (2m 07s)

These Foolish Things (2m 47s)

Love Is Just Around The Corner (2m 07s)

It Never Entered My Mind (2m 48s)

This Can’t Be Love (2m 00s)

My Funny Valentine (2m 12s)

 

Male Vocalists Live at the First Playboy Jazz Festival The Weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 1959

Duke Ellington

Goin’ To Chicago (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (4m 45s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind reprise (feat. Jimmy Rushing) (7m 31s)

Hand Me Down Love (feat. Ossie Bailey) (2m 28s)

 

David Allyn

I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (2m 07s)

These Foolish Things (2m 47s)

Love Is Just Around The Corner (2m 07s)

It Never Entered My Mind (2m 48s)

This Can’t Be Love (2m 00s)

My Funny Valentine (2m 12s)

Frank D’Rone

Just One of Those Things (1m 35s)

I'm Glad There Is You (2m 35s)

Not For Me (2m 15s)

Joey, Joey, Joey (2m 49s)

The Way You Look Tonight (1m 47s)

Louis Armstrong

When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (3m 04s)

The Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (3m 02s)

That’s Jazz (from ‘High Society’) (5m 26s)

High Society Calypso (4m 02s)

 

The Dukes of Dixieland

Mack The Knife (4m 27s)

 

The Four Freshmen

Somebody Loves Me (1m 32s)

Malaya (4m 03s)

Angel Eyes (4m 31s)

Them There Eyes (4m 30s)

Chasing Rainbows (3m 53s)

Day By Day (2m 32s)

Sweet Lorraine (3m 41s)

Let’s Have A Party (2m 01s)

 

Count Basie

Doodlin' (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 4m 03s

The Spirit-Feel (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 9m 36s

Everyday I Have The Blues (feat. Joe Williams) - 5m 09s

Five O'Clock In The Morning (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 02s

It's A Wonderful World (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 02s

Shake, Rattle and Roll (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 18s

In The Evening (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 36s

Total running time: (35 tracks) 120 mins  (2 Vol. album)

Female Vocalists Live at the First Playboy Jazz Festival

The Weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 1959

Lil Greenwood (with The Duke Ellington Band)

Walking And Singing The Blues (2m 31s)

 

Dakota Staton

 

Leaves of Summertime (1m 40s)

Crazy He Calls Me (2m 39s)

Idaho (1m 39s)

Take My Love And Go (2m 31s)

Broadway (1m 20s)

The Thrill Is Gone (3m 58s)

The Party’s Over (1m 46s)

The Late Late Show (1m 54s)

June Christy (with the Stan Kenton Orchestra)

 

That's All (4m 22s)

It Don't Mean A Thing (1m 22s)

Midnight Sun (4m 16s)

Let There Be Love (2m 22s)

My Shining Hour (1m 34s)

Something Cool (3m 38s incomplete)

 

Chris Connor

I Got Rhythm (2m 35s)

Misty (3m 14s)

Senor Blues (3m 06s)

Lover Come Back (2m 45s)

 

Ella Fitzgerald

 

Accompanied by Wilfred Middlebrook (bass), Gus Johnson (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) & Lou Levy (piano)

How High The Moon (7m 06s)

 

 Total running time: (20 Tracks) (Single Vol. album)

 

Austin Hi Gang (Austin High School Gang)

 

Unidentified Track - (5m 54s)

Unidentified Track - (5m 56s) 

Nobody’s Sweetheart Now - (6m 49s)

Blues For Austin (feat. George Brunies) - (7m 06s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 25m 45s

Red Nichols and His Five Pennies 

Track One - Intro (3m 46s)

Meet the Band - (2m 09s)

Fidgety Feet - (3m 33s)

Twenties Dance Medley - (6m 30s)

The Battle Hymn of the Republic - (6m 37s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 22m 35s

Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 

When It’s Sleepy Time Down South - (3m 02s)

Back Home Again In Indiana - (4m 16s)

The Bucket’s Got A Hole In It - (3m 02s)

Unidentified Track - (2m 30s)

That’s Jazz - (5m 26s)

High Society Calypso - (4m 02s)

Unidentified Track feat. Billy Kyle (piano) = (2m 46s)

Autumn Leaves feat. ‘Peanuts’ Hucko (clarinet) - (1m 51s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 41s

Dixieland Jazz Live at the First Playboy Jazz Festival

The Weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 1959

The Dukes of Dixieland

Unidentified Track – (5m 04s)

Mack The Knife – (4m 27s)

Unidentified Track – (3m 00s)

The Sheikh Of Araby – (2m 09s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 14m 40s

 

Dixieland Jazz Live at the First Playboy Jazz Festival

The Weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th August 1959

The Dukes of Dixieland

Unidentified Track – (5m 04s)

Mack The Knife – (4m 27s)

Unidentified Track – (3m 00s)

The Sheikh Of Araby – (2m 09s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 14m 40s

Friday 7th August

Doodlin' (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 4m 03s

The Spirit-Feel (feat. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) - 9m 36s

Everyday I Have The Blues (feat. Joe Williams) - 5m 09s

Five O'Clock In The Morning (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 02s

It's A Wonderful World (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 02s

Shake, Rattle and Roll (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 18s

Saturday 8th August

Blee Blop Blues  - 2m 33s

The Deacon - 5m 46s

Blues Hoss in Flat - 4m 31s

It’s A Wonderful World (feat. Joe Williams) - 2m 02s

In The Evening (feat. Joe Williams) - 3m 36s

Old Man River - 6m 32s 

 

Count Basie Band Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

Duke Ellington Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

The Duke Ellington Band performed live at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois on Friday August 7, 1959 and twice on Saturday 8th.

 

“Now to open the great Playboy Jazz Festival, we bring you the great Duke Ellington Band.” Mort Sahl  ……. The Band played “Take the ‘A’ Train” as the revolving stage brought them into view.

Friday 7th August

VIP Boogie - (3m 33s)

Jam With Sam - (3m 29s)

Launching Pad - (7m 37s)

Newport Up - (5m 14s)

Walking And Singing The Blues (feat. Lil Greenwood) - (2m 31s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 22m 14s

Saturday 8th August 2pm

Playboy Duo Polka 

               (feat. Sam Woodyard & Jimmy Johnson) - (12m 05s)

Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue - (13m 08s)

Satin Doll (incomplete) - (0m 58s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 11s 

Saturday 8th August 8pm

Goin’ To Chicago

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind reprise

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (7m 31s)

Unidentified Track

              (feat. Johnny Hodges - alto sax) - (2m 45s)

El Gato (feat. Cat Anderson) - (4m 23s)

Hand Me Down Love

              (feat. Ossie Bailey) - (2m 28s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 11s

 

Friday 7th August

VIP Boogie - (3m 33s)

Jam With Sam - (3m 29s)

Launching Pad - (7m 37s)

Newport Up - (5m 14s)

Walking And Singing The Blues (feat. Lil Greenwood) - (2m 31s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 22m 14s

Saturday 8th August 2pm

Playboy Duo Polka 

               (feat. Sam Woodyard & Jimmy Johnson) - (12m 05s)

Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue - (13m 08s)

Satin Doll (incomplete) - (0m 58s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 11s 

Saturday 8th August 8pm

Goin’ To Chicago

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (4m 18s)

Baby, What’s On Your Troubled Mind reprise

              (feat. Jimmy Rushing) - (7m 31s)

Unidentified Track

              (feat. Johnny Hodges - alto sax) - (2m 45s)

El Gato (feat. Cat Anderson) - (4m 23s)

Hand Me Down Love

              (feat. Ossie Bailey) - (2m 28s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 11s

Duke Ellington Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

The Duke Ellington Band performed live at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois on Friday August 7, 1959 and twice on Saturday 8th.

 

“Now to open the great Playboy Jazz Festival, we bring you the great Duke Ellington Band.” Mort Sahl  ……. The Band played “Take the ‘A’ Train” as the revolving stage brought them into view.

Duke Ellington Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

The Duke Ellington Band performed live at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois on Friday August 7, 1959 and twice on Saturday 8th.

 

“Now to open the great Playboy Jazz Festival, we bring you the great Duke Ellington Band.” Mort Sahl  ……. The Band played “Take the ‘A’ Train” as the revolving stage brought them into view.

Friday 7th August

Track 1 - St Louis Blues (8m 36s)

Track 2 - These Foolish Things (9m 42s)

Track 3 -  I'm In A Dancing Mood (3m 36s)

Track 4 -  Take Five (incomplete) (3m 06s)                 
                          

Total Recorded Performance Time - 25m 0s

 

Ahmad Jamal Trio

Line up: Ahmad Jamal (piano), Israel Crosby (bass) & Vernell Fornier (drums)

Saturday 8th August

Track 1 - Darn That Dream (7m 57s)

Track 2 - Poinciana (7m 37s)

Track 3 - Beat Out One (5m 42s)

Track 4 - Moonlight In Vermont (3m 54s)

Track 5 - Secret Love (incomplete) (1m 07s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 17s

Dave Brubeck Quartet and Ahmad Jamal Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Line-Up: Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Eugene Wright (bass) & Joe Morello (drums)

Dave Brubeck Quartet and Ahmad Jamal Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Line-Up: Dave Brubeck (piano), Paul Desmond (alto sax), Eugene Wright (bass) & Joe Morello (drums)

 

Saturday 8th August

Track 1 - Cracked Ice (4m 11s)
Track 2 - Flamingo (2m 13s)
Track 3 - Back Beat Boogie (6m 04s)
Track 4 - Jazz For The Playboy (4m 18s)
Track 5 - You Go To My Head (1m 28s)
Track 6 - Unknown Title (2m 35s)
Track 7 - Unknown Title (5m 07s)

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 56s

Sunday 9th August


Coleman Hawkins Quartet

Line-Up: Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Eddie Higgins (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass) and Walter Perkins (drums)

Intro - 

Track 1 - All The Things You Are (7m 02s)

Track 2 - "Playboy Festival" Blues (9m 17s)

Track 3 - Body And Soul (5m 05s)

Track 4 - Unknown Title (5m 13s)

Outro -     
 

Total Recorded Performance Time - 26m 37s

Earl Bostic and Coleman Hawkins Live at the 1st Playboy Jazz Festival


Earl Bostic Sextet

Line-Up: Earl Bostic (alto sax), Roland Johnson (vibes), Allan Selzer (guitar), Warren Stephens (guitar), Herb Gordy (bass) and William Erskine (drums)