Apr 072014
 

A look at the female instrumentalists of the reefer jazz era, including the great WWII-era all-female swing bands.

  1. Valaida Snow – Caravan (Ellington) (1939)
  2. Mary Lou Williams – Roll Em
  3. Sweet Emma Barrett – A Good Man Is Hard To Find
  4. Dolly Jones – Great Lady Trumpeter
  5. Ada Leonard’s All-American Girls
  6. Phil Spitalny’s All Girl Orchestra
  7. Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears – And I Still Do (1934)
  8. Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears – Truckin’ (1936)
  9. Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears – Deep Night (1956)
  10. International Sweethearts of Rhythm – Lady Be Good
  11. International Sweethearts of Rhythm – Swing Shift (1944)
  12. International Sweethearts Of Rhythm – Jump Children
  13. Lil Hardin Armstrong & Her Swing Orchestra – Let’s Get Happy Together (1938)
  14. Lil Hardin Armstrong & Her Swing Orchestra – Oriental Swing
  15. Lil Hardin Armstrong – The Pearls (1959)
  16. Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney – I Wish I Were in Love Again (1948)