The 1947 Columbia Hot Jazz Classic is a re-release of records from the 1930s and 1940s. The records are quite worn out, the quality is so-so – it is the tape re-recording with all the ensuing losses. Musically, Billy’s tandem with Wilson is great, never later was she so lucky with her partner.
Rare 1940s 78 records of the Navy and the U.S. Army: light, thin and flexible. Sound is full and melodic, Billy is inimitable.