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The Complete Woody Herman Columbia (1945-7)(#223)


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The Complete Woody Herman Columbia (1945-7)(#223)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS OF WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA & WOODCHOPPERS (1945-1947).

DISC I
1. Laura (A) 3:00
(J.Mercer-D.Raksin)
2. Apple Honey (A) 3:15
(Woody Herman)
3. I Wonder (A) 3:16
(C.Gant-R.Leveen)
4. Yeah Man (Amen) (A) 2:14
(Hardy-Schoen-Segure)
5. Out Of This World (B) 3:08
(J.Mercer-H.Arlen)
6. June Comes Around Every Year (B) 2:59
(J.Mercer-H.Arlen)
7. Caldonia (B) 2:59
(Fleecy Moore)
8. Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe (B) 3:24
(E.Y.Harburg-H. Arlen)
9. Goosey Gander (C) 3:21
(Woody Herman)
10. I Don't Care If I Never Dream Again (C) 3:11
(Drake-Hoffman-Livingston)
11. Northwest Passage (C) 3:08
(Herman-Jackson-Burns)
12. A Kiss Goodnight (C) 3:18
(Slack-Victor-R.Herman)
13. I've Got The World On A String (C) 3:21
(T.Koehler-H.Arlen)
14. Laura (alt tk-2) (A) 2:59
15. Apple Honey (alt tk-5) (A) 3:20
16. Apple Honey (alt tk-2) (A) 3:17
17. Caldonia (alt tk-4) (B) 3:04
18. Caldonia (alt tk-3) (B) 3:03
19. Caldonia (alt tk-2) (B) 3:01
20. Goosey Gander (alt tk-3) (C) 3:20
21. Goosey Gander (alt tk-2) (C) 3:15
22. Northwest Passage (alt tk-4) (C) 3:13
23. Northwest Passage (alt tk-3) (C) 3:06
24. Northwest Passage (alt tk-2) (C) 3:09

DISC II
1. Love Me (D) 2:59
(S.Cahn-J.Styne)
2. No Time (D) 2:57
(J.Holliday-P.Goddard)
3. I'm Not Having Any This Year (E) 3:19
(M.Malneck-D.Raye)
4. I Can't Believe My Eyes (E) 3:19
(E.DeLange-S.Chaplin)
5. The Good Earth (F) 2:28
(Neal Hefti)
6. Put That Ring On My Finger (F) 3:11
(S.Skylar-R.Ryan)
7. Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (F) 3:19
(Ralph Burns)
8. Gee It's Good To Hold You (G) 3:08
(A.Roberts-D.Fisher)
9. Your Father's Mustache (G) 3:18
(B.Harris-W.Herman)
10. The Good Earth (rhythm section test) (F) 0:44
11. The Good Earth (alt tk-5) (F) 2:30
12. The Good Earth (alt tk-3) (F) 2:26
13. The Good Earth (alt tk-2) (F) 2:29
14. Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (alt tk-2) (F) 3:19
15. Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (alt tk-3) (F) 3:16
16. Your Father's Mustache (alt tk-3) (G) 3:17
17. Your Father's Mustache (alt tk-4) (G) 3:16

DISC III
1. You've Got Me Crying Again (H) 3:12
(I.Jones-C.Newman)
2. Wild Root (I) 2:52
(W.Herman-N.Hefti)
3. Everybody Knew But Me (J) 3:07
(Irving Berlin)
4. Blowin' Up A Storm (J) 3:21
(Woody Herman)
5. Atlanta, G.A. (K) 3:07
(S.Skylar-A.Shaftel)
6. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (K) 3:11
(S.Cahn-J.Styne)
7. Welcome To My Dream (L) 3:02
(J.Burke-J.Van Heusen)
8. It's Anybody's Spring (L) 2:56
(J.Burke-J.Van Heusen)
9. No Don't Stop (M) 2:58
(R.Alfred-S.Medoff)
10. You Haven't Changed At All (M) 3:15
(A.J.Lerner-F.Loewe)
11. Wild Root (unissued test) (H) 2:34
12. Wild Root (alt tk-4) (I) 2:53
13. Wild Root (alt tk-1) (H) 2:55
14. Wild Root (alt tk-6) (I) 3:00
15. Blowin' Up A Storm (alt tk-3) (J) 3:18
16. Blowin' Up A Storm (alt tk-2) (J) 3:20
17. Welcome To My Dream (alt tk-4) (L) 3:09

DISC IV
1. You've Got Me Cryin' Again (N) 2:52
(I.Jones-C.Newman)
2. A Jug of Wine (N) 2:53
(A.J.Lerner-F.Loewe)
3. Panacea (N) 3:16
(R.Burns-L.Feather)
4. Heaven Knows (N) 3:00
(L.Whitcup-C.Gierlach)
5. Pipe Dreaming (O) 3:10
(Cole Porter)
6. Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby (O) 3:20
(Herbert Magidson)
7. Surrender (P) 3:16
(G.Weiss-B.Benjamin)
8. Mabel, Mabel (P) 2:58
(Drake-Shirl-Katzman)
9. When We Meet Again (P) 3:20
(Harold Rome)
10. Sidewalks of Cuba (V) 2:57
(Oakland-Parish-Mills)
11. Stars Fell on Alabama (W) 3:06
(M.Parish-F.Perkins)
12. If It's Love You Want (Baby, That's Me) (W) 3:15
(Sydney Robin)
13. Lady McGowan's Dream (Pt.1) (W) 2:50
(Ralph Burns)
14. Lady McGowan's Dream (Pt.2) (W) 2:25
(Ralph Burns)
15. Romance In The Dark (W) 3:22
(B.Broonzy-L.Green)
16. Sidewalks of Cuba (alt tk-2) (V) 3:01
17. Panacea (alt tk-4) (N) 3:20
18. Panacea (alt tk-2) (N) 3:20
19. Panacea (alt tk-3) (N) 3:15
20. Mabel, Mabel (alt tk-6) (P) 2:57

DISC V
1. Summer Sequence (Pt. 1) (X) 3:15
(Ralph Burns)
2. Summer Sequence (Pt. 2) (X) 2:52
(Ralph Burns)
3. Summer Sequence (Pt. 3) (X) 2:40
(Ralph Burns)
4. Uncle Remus Said (Y) 2:54
(Lang-Heath-Daniel)
5. Everywhere (Y) 3:04
(Bill Harris)
6. With Someone New (Y) 3:14
(Flip Phillips)
7. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Y) 2:43
(Koehler-Moll-Barris)
8. Back Talk (Y) 2:58
(S.Rogers-R.Norvo)
9. Woodchopper's Ball (AA) 3:07
(J.Bishop-W.Herman)
10. Blue Flame (AA) 3:17
(Bishop-Corday-Noble)
11. The Blues Are Brewin' (BB) 2:57
(E.DeLange-L.Alter)
12. The Anniversary Song (BB) 3:08
(A.Jolson-S.Chaplin)
13. Non-Alcoholic (BB) 3:01
(John LaPorta)
14. Back Talk (alt tk-4) (Y) 3:01
15. Back Talk (alt tk-1) (Y) 3:06
16. Woodchopper's Ball (alt tk-2) (AA) 3:10
17. Blue Flame (alt tk-3) (AA) 3:15
18. Ebony Concerto (Pt. 1) (U) 4:24
(Igor Stravinsky)
19. Ebony Concerto (Pt. 2) (U) 4:06
(Igor Stravinsky)

DISC VI
1. Igor (Q) 2:40
(S.Rogers-R.Norvo)
2. Steps (R) 3:17
(S.Rogers-R.Norvo)
3. Four Men On A Horse (R) 3:06
(Chubby Jackson)
4. Fan It (R) 3:10
(F.Jaxon-D.Howell)
5. Nero's Conception (S) 3:14
(S.Rogers-R.Norvo)
6. Lost Week-End (S) 2:52
(Flip Phillips)
7. Pam (S) 3:11
(Billy Bauer)
8. I Surrender, Dear (T) 3:00
(G.Clifford-H.Barris)
9. Someday, Sweetheart (Z) 2:20
(J.Spikes-B.Spikes)
10. I Surrender, Dear (Z) 3:23
(G.Clifford-H.Barris)
11. Igor (alt tk-5) (Q) 2:46
12. Igor (alt tk-4) (Q) 2:40
13. Steps (alt tk-3) (R) 3:12
14. Fan It (alt tk-3) (R) 2:43
15. Fan It (alt tk-4) (R) 3:06
16. Fan It (alt tk-2) (R) 3:07
17. Lost Week-End (alt tk-3) (S) 2:52
18. Lost Week-End (alt tk-4) (S) 2:53
19. Pam (alt tk-3) (S) 3:00
20. Someday, Sweetheart (alt tk-4) (Z) 3:31

DISC VII
1. If Anybody Can Steal My Baby (CC) 2:44
(G.Wyle-E.Pola)
2. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (CC) 3:20
(Frigo-Carter-Ellis)
3. Sabre Dance (DD) 2:30
(Aram Khachaturian)
4. Cherokee Canyon (DD) 2:57
(D.Charles-C.Story)
5. I've Got News For You (DD) 3:16
(Roy Alfred)
6. Keen And Peachy (DD) 2:47
(R.Burns-S.Rogers)
7. The Goof And I (EE) 2:48
(Al Cohn)
8. Lazy Lullaby (EE) 3:08
(W.Herman-D.George)
9. Four Brothers (EE) 3:14
(Jimmy Giuffre)
10. Summer Sequence (Pt. 4) (EE) 3:02
(Ralph Burns)
11. Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet (FF) 3:03
(Walter Mourant)
12. My Pal Gonzales (FF) 3:01
(W.Herman-D.George)
13. P.S. I Love You (FF) 3:05
(J.Mercer-G.Jenkins)
14. Baby I Need You (FF) 2:51
(W.Farrar-A.Gannaway)
15. Take A Little Time To Smile (FF) 2:52
(D.Barbour-P.Lee)
16. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (alt tk-4) (CC) 3:05
17. I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (alt tk-3) (CC) 3:17
18. Keen And Peachy (alt tk-5) (DD) 2:49
19. Keen And Peachy (alt tk-4) (DD) 2:48
20. Keen And Peachy (alt tk-3) (DD) 2:49
21. Keen And Peachy (alt tk-2) (DD) 2:48
22. The Goof And I (breakdown) (EE) 2:31
23. Summer Sequence (Pt. 4) (alt tk-3) (EE) 3:27
24. Summer Sequence (Pt. 4) (alt tk-2) (EE) 3:03

DISCOGRAPHY
For the purposes of this discography, only the first release of each matrix is listed unless contemporaneous issues exist. All were issued on 78s unless otherwise noted.

Label abbreviations: Col for Columbia, Col Mas for Columbia Masterworks and Har for Harmony. ________________________________________________________________

(A) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Charlie Frankhauser, Ray Wetzel, Pete Candoli, Carl Warwick (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Marjorie Hyams (vib), Ralph Burns (p, arr), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough (d), Roger Segure (arr).
Liederkranz Hall, NYC, February 19, 1945
34288-1 Laura (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) V-Disc 218 (Navy), 438 (Army), Col 36785
34288-2 Laura (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36785
34289-5 (test) Apple Honey (RB-arr) previously unissued
34289-1 Apple Honey (RB-arr) Col 36803
34289-2 Apple Honey (RB-arr) Time Life STBB 09 (LP)
34290-1 I Wonder (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36785
34291-1 Yeah Man (Amen) (WH-vcl)(RS-arr) V-Disc 519

Note: It is not known why the initial release of matrix 34288-1 (in May of 1945) was chosen for issue on V-Disc and -2 slated for the commercial Columbia release. (-1 later appeared on Columbia). The Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) lists matrix 34288-2, however, -1 is the take that is used.

Discographies list matrix 34289-3 as being released on two Harmony LPs in addition to both the Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) and the Columbia single LP / CD "Thundering Herds 1945-1947" (44108). The take used on these issues is -1.

Matrix 34291 is generally listed as being unissued and yeah man as part of a separate V-Disc session from February 1945. ________________________________________________________________

(B) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Charlie Frankhauser, Ray Wetzel, Pete Candoli, Carl Warwick (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Marjorie Hyams (vib), Ralph Burns (p, arr), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough (d), Neal Hefti (arr), Frances Wayne (vcl).
NYC, February 26, 1945
34355-1 Out Of This World (FW-vcl)(RB-arr) Col 36803
34356-2 June Comes Around Every Year (WH-vcl) Col 36835
34357-4 (test) Caldonia (WH-vcl) (RB / NH-arr) previously unissued
34357-3 Caldonia (WH-vcl) (RB / NH-arr) Col C2K 65646 (CD)
34357-2 Caldonia (WH-vcl) (RB / NH-arr) Col CL 592 (LP)
34357-1 Caldonia (WH-vcl) (RB / NH-arr) Col 36789
34358-2 Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe (FW-vcl) (RB-arr) -

Note: Matrix 34358 is edited on the Harmony LP "Bijou" (HL 7013). ________________________________________________________________

(C) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (B).
NYC, March 1, 1945
34369-3 (test) Goosey Gander previously unissued
34369-2 Goosey Gander Col C2K 65646 (CD)
34369-1 Goosey Gander Col 36815
34370-1 I Don't Care If I Never Dream Again (WH-vcl) previously unissued
34371-4 (test) Northwest Passage previously unissued
34371-3 Northwest Passage Col CGK 45340 (CD)
34371-1 Northwest Passage Col 36835
34371-2 Northwest Passage Col B2098 (EP)
34372-1 A Kiss Goodnight (WH-vcl)(RB-arr) Col 36815
34373-1 I've Got The World On A String (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36897

Note: Discographies and the Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646) list matrix 34369-2 as being issued on the Harmony LP "Bijou" (HL 7013) and the Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25). The Columbia single LP / CD "Thundering Herds 1945-1947" (44108) also claims it used -2. However, -1 is the take used on all of these reissues.

Although Ralph Burns is credited as arranger on Goosey Gander and Northwest Passage, Woody Herman recalled that these were head arrangements.

An edited version of matrix 34371-3 was used on the Harmony LP "Bijou" (HL 7013). ________________________________________________________________

(D) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Ray Linn (tp), Neal Hefti (tp, arr), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).
NYC, August 8, 1945
35100-1 Love Me (FW-vcl) Col 36897
35101-1 No Time (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 38304 ________________________________________________________________

(E) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (D).
NYC, August 10, 1945
35102-1 I'm Not Having Any This Year (FW-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
35103-1 I Can't Believe My Eyes (WH-vcl) previously unissued ________________________________________________________________

(F) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (D).
NYC, August 20, 1945
35104 rhythm section test previously unissued
35104-5 (test) The Good Earth (NH-arr) previously unissued
35104-3 The Good Earth (NH-arr) previously unissued
35104-1 The Good Earth (NH-arr) Col 36985
35104-2 Helen Of Troy (The Good Earth) (NH-arr) V-Disc 611
35105-1 Put That Ring On My Finger (WH-vcl)(RB-arr) Col 36861
35106-1 Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (RB-arr) -
35106-2 Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (RB-arr) Col C2K 65646 (CD)
35106-3 Bijou (Rhumba A La Jazz) (RB-arr) -

Note: The Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) lists matrix 35104-2 as being issued on Columbia 36985 while the Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646) lists -2 as being first issued on C3L 25 (the set used -1). So far, no Columbia 78 release with a -2 has surfaced. Furthermore, many reissues of 35104 chose -2 making the V-Disc issue the more commonly heard take during the LP era.

The Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646) lists matrix 35106-2 as the originally issued take on 78. So far only -1 has surfaced. ________________________________________________________________

(G) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Irv Lewis, Ray Linn (tp), Neal Hefti (tp, arr), Bill Harris (tb, arr), Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Red Norvo (vib), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Buddy Rich (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).
NYC, September 5, 1945
35167-1 Gee It's Good To Hold You (FW-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36870
35168-3 Your Father's Mustache (WH /ens.-vcl) (BH / NH-arr) previously unissued
35168-4 Your Father's Mustache (WH /ens.-vcl) (BH / NH-arr) previously unissued
35168-1 Your Father's Mustache (WH /ens.-vcl) (BH / NH-arr) Col 36870

Note: Although the personnel log lists Dave Tough as drummer and the AFM contract lists no drummer, Woody confirmed that Rich had subbed for Tough on this session. ________________________________________________________________

(H) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Irv Lewis, Ray Linn (tp), Neal Hefti (tp, arr), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).
NYC, September 8, 1945
35182-2 You've Got Me Crying Again (FW / WH-vcl) previously unissued
35183 (test) Wild Root (NH-arr) previously unissued
35183-1 Wild Root (NH-arr) Har HL 7013 (LP)

Note: The test take of 35183 was not assigned a take number. Most LP reissues of matrix 35183 chose -1 rather than the originally issued -2, therefore making it the more commonly heard take.

There is debate on the recording dates of Wild Root as the files and lacquers are in dispute. The most reliable source comes from the dates that appear on the lacquer discs and therefore there are two sessions with matrix 35183. ________________________________________________________________

(I) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Irv Lewis, Shorty Rogers (tp), Neal Hefti (tp, arr), Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfeffner (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), John LaPorta, Sam Marowitz (cl, as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (bari, fl), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).
NYC, November 16, 1945
35183-4 Wild Root (NH-arr) Col C2K 65646 (CD)
35183-6 Wild Root (NH-arr) previously unissued
35183-2 Wild Root (NH-arr) Col 36949 ________________________________________________________________

(J) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (I).
NYC, November 26, 1945
35458-1 Everybody Knew But Me (WH-vcl) Col 36909
35459-3 Blowin' Up A Storm (NH-arr) previously unissued
35459-2 Blowin' Up A Storm (NH-arr) previously unissued
35459-1 Blowin' Up A Storm (NH-arr) Col 37059

Note: Matrix 35459-1 is edited on both the Harmony LP "Bijou" (HL 7013) and the Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25). ________________________________________________________________

(K) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (I).
NYC, December 10, 1945
35500-1 Atlanta, G.A. (WH-vcl) Col 36949
35501-1 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (WH-vcl) (NH-arr) Col 36909 ________________________________________________________________

(L) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (I) except someone in the reeds doubles on flute, Red Norvo (vib) is added and Arnold Fishkin (b) replaces Jackson.
NYC, January 3, 1946
35580-1 Welcome To My Dream (FW-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36936
35580-4 Welcome To My Dream (FW-vcl) (RB-arr) Col C3L 25 (LP)
35581-1 It's Anybody's Spring (WH-vcl) Col 36936

Note: The Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) lists matrix 35580-1, however, -4 is the take that is used. ________________________________________________________________

(M) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Marky Markowitz, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (cl, as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (bari), Red Norvo (vib), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (d), Lucille Linwood, The Blue Flames (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr). Soprano saxophone is heard on 35741.
NYC, February 6, 1946
35740-1 No Don't Stop (WH-vcl) Col 37094
35741-4 You Haven't Changed At All (LL / TBF-vcl) previously unissued ________________________________________________________________

(N) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (M).
NYC, February 7, 1946
35182-3 You've Got Me Cryin' Again (WH / TBF-vcl) Col 36968
35822-3 A Jug of Wine (WH-vcl) Col CJ (LP) / CK (CD) 44108
35824-4 (test) Panacea (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
35824-2 Panacea (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
35824-3 Panacea (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
35824-1 Panacea (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 36968
35825-1 Heaven Knows (WH / TBF-vcl) Col 37094

Note: Matrix 35182 is a remake from the September 8, 1945 session and eventually became the issued take. However, it was attempted again on this session, allocated a new matrix number (35823) and was never released. It does not offer anything more substantial than the issued version and is not included here.

The Columbia single LP / CD "Thundering Herds 1945-1947" (44108) lists matrix 35822-1, however, -3 is the take that is used. ________________________________________________________________

(O) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (M) except a bass clarinet and flute is heard on matrix 36074, Jimmy Rowles (p) replaces Aless and Lynne Stevens (vcl) is added.
NYC, April 14, 1946
36074-3 Pipe Dreaming (WH-vcl) previously unissued
36075-1 Linger In My Arms A Little Longer, Baby (LS-vcl) Col 36995 ________________________________________________________________

(P) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (O).
NYC, April 15, 1946
36084-1 Surrender (WH, TBF-vcl) Col 36985
36085-6 Mabel, Mabel (WH-vcl) previously unissued
36085-1 Mabel, Mabel (WH-vcl) Col 36995
36086-4 When We Meet Again (WH, TBF-vcl) previously unissued

Note: Discographies list matrix 36087 as an unknown title by the Herman Orchestra, however, this matrix was assigned to the soprano Helen Traubel. _______________________________________________________________

(Q) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Sonny Berman (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Flip Phillips (ts), Red Norvo (vib), Jimmy Rowles (p), Billy Bauer (g, arr), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (d), Shorty Rogers, Ralph Burns (arr).
Chicago, May 13, 1946
4541-1 Igor (SR-arr) Col 37228
4541-5 Igor (SR-arr) previously unissued
4541-4 Igor (SR-arr) previously unissued ________________________________________________________________

(R) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Same as (Q) except add Shorty Rogers (tp).
Chicago, May 16, 1946
4542-1 Steps (SR-arr) Col 37229
4542-3 Steps (SR-arr) previously unissued
4543-1 Four Men On A Horse (RB-arr) Col 37227
4544-3 Fan It (WH-vcl) previously unissued
4544-4 Fan It (WH-vcl) previously unissued
4544-1 Fan It (WH-vcl) Col 37059
4544-2 Fan It (WH-vcl) Har HL 7238 (LP)

Note: The Columbia LP / CD "The 1940s-The Small Groups: New Directions" (44222) lists matrix 4544-2 as previously unissued. _______________________________________________________________

(S) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Same as (Q).
Chicago, May 20, 1946
4545-1 Nero's Conception (SR-arr) Col 37228
4546-3 Lost Week-End previously unissued
4546-4 Lost Week-End previously unissued
4546-1 Lost Week-End Col 37227
4547-3 Pam (BB-arr) previously unissued
4547-2 Pam (BB-arr) Col 37229

Note: The Columbia LP / CD "The 1940s-The Small Groups: New Directions (44222) lists matrix 4546-2, however, -1 is the take that is used. ________________________________________________________________

(T) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Same as (Q) except add Shorty Rogers (tp).
Chicago, May 22, 1946
4548-1 I Surrender, Dear Col CJ (LP) / CK (CD) 44222 ________________________________________________________________

(U) THE WOODY HERMAN ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY IGOR STRAVINSKY: Sonny Berman, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (fl, bari), John Cave (fr horn), Stanley Chaloupka (harp), Jimmy Rowles (p), Chuck Wayne (sometimes listed as "Charles Jagelka") (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Don Lamond (d), Igor Stravinsky (cond.). Bass clarinet is also heard.
LA, August 19, 1946
36778-1 Ebony Concerto Pt. 1 (First Movement/Second Movement) Col Mas 7479-M
36779-1 Ebony Concerto Pt. 2 (Second Movement (conclusion)/Third Movement) Col Mas 7479-M

Note: The Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646) uses an alternate on matrix 36778 which is not included in this package. It differs only from the issued take by a slight clam in a trumpet passage and a noise (Stravinsky's baton?) in the beginning of the second movement. ________________________________________________________________

(V) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer, Neal Reid (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (fl, bari), Red Norvo (vib), Jimmy Rowles (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Don Lamond (d), Ralph Burns (arr), Mary Ann McCall, The Blue Moods (vcl).
LA, September 17, 1946
2035-2 Sidewalks of Cuba (RB-arr) previously unissued
2035-1 Sidewalks of Cuba (RB-arr) Col 37197 ________________________________________________________________

(W) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (V).
LA, September 18, 1946
2036-1 Stars Fell on Alabama (WH / TBM-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 37197
2037-1 If It's Love You Want (Baby, That's Me)(WH-vcl)(RB-arr) Col 37160
2038-1 Lady McGowan's Dream (Pt.1) (RB-arr) -1 Col 38366
2039-1 Lady McGowan's Dream (Pt.2) (RB-arr) -1 -
2040-1 Romance In The Dark (MAM-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 37162

-1 Ralph Burns (p) replaces Rowles. ________________________________________________________________

(X) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (V) except Ralph Burns (p) replaces Rowles.
LA, September 19, 1946
2044-1 Summer Sequence (Pt.1) (RB-arr) Col 38365
2045-1 Summer Sequence (Pt.2) (RB-arr) -
2046-1 Summer Sequence (Pt.3) (RB-arr) Col 38367
2047 Mean To Me unissued, master no longer exists ________________________________________________________________

(Y) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Shorty Rogers (tp, arr), Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer, Neal Reid (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (fl, bari), Red Norvo (vib), Jimmy Rowles (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Don Lamond (d), Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti (arr), Mary Ann McCall, The Blue Moods (vcl).
LA, September 20, 1946
2048 They Went That-a-Way (SB-arr) unissued, master no longer exists
2049-1 Uncle Remus Said (WH / TBM-vcl) Col 37162
2050-1 Everywhere (RB / NH-arr) Col 38369
2051-1 With Someone New (RB-arr) Col 37238
2052-1 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (MAM-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 37160
2053-4 Back Talk (SR-arr) previously unissued
2053-2 Back Talk (SR-arr) Col CL 6026 (LP)
2053-1 Back Talk (SR-arr) Col C2K 65646 (CD)

Note: The Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) lists matrix 2052-2, however, -1 is the take that is used.

Takes -1 and -2 of matrix 2053 are reversed on the Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646). The Columbia box set "The Thundering Herds" (C3L 25) lists matrix 2053-1, however, -2 is the take that is used. The Columbia single LP "Thundering Herds 1945-1947" (44108) has matrix 2050-1 for backtalk; it should be 2053-2. ________________________________________________________________

(Z) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Sonny Berman (tp, arr), Bill Harris (tb), Woody Herman (cl), Flip Phillips (ts), Red Norvo (vib), Jimmy Rowles (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Don Lamond (d).
LA, October 12, 1946
2076-4 Someday, Sweetheart (SB-arr) previously unissued
2076-1 Someday, Sweetheart (SB-arr) Col 37226
2077-1 I Surrender, Dear - ________________________________________________________________

(AA) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Porcino, Cappy Lewis, Conrad Gozzo, Chuck Peterson, Bob Peck (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz (as), John LaPorta (as, arr), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinwitch (fl, bari), Jimmy Rowles (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Don Lamond (d), The Blue Moods (vcl), Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti, Jiggs Noble (arr).
Chicago, December 10, 1946
4690-2 Woodchopper's Ball (NH-arr) Epic SN 6042 (LP)
4690-1 Woodchopper's Ball (NH-arr) Col 37238
4691-1 Blue Flame (JN-arr) Col (E) DB 2370
4691-3 Blue Flame (JN-arr) previously unissued

Note: The Epic box set "Swing Street" (SN 6042) lists matrix 4690-A, however, -2 is the take that is used.

Both matrices 4691-1 and 4692-1 from the next session originally appeared on an English Columbia 78. ________________________________________________________________

(BB) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (AA) except add Stella Seidenberg (harp) on matrix 4693.
Chicago, December 12, 1946
4692-1 The Blues Are Brewin' (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col (E) DB 2370
4693-3 The Anniversary Song (WH, TBM-vcl) previously unissued
4694-1 Non-Alcoholic (JL-arr) Col CL 592 (LP) ________________________________________________________________

(CC) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Stan Fishelson, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, Ernie Royal (tp), Shorty Rogers (tp, arr), Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson (tb), Bob Swift (bass tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz (as), Herbie Steward (as, ts), Stan Getz, Zoot Sims (ts), Serge Chaloff (bari), Fred Otis (p), Gene Sargent (g), Walt Yoder (b), Don Lamond (d), Ralph Burns (arr).
Hollywood, October 19, 1947
2705-1 If Anybody Can Steal My Baby (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 38047
2706-4 I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
2706-3 I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) previously unissued
2706-1 I Told Ya I Love Ya, Now Get Out (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 38047 ________________________________________________________________

(DD) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (CC).
Hollywood, December 24, 1947
3043-1 Sabre Dance (RB-arr) Col 38102
3044-1 Cherokee Canyon (WH-vcl)(RB-arr) Col CL 2509 (LP)
3045-1 I've Got News For You (WH-vcl) (SR-arr) Col 38213
3046-5 Keen and Peachy (RB / SR-arr) previously unissued
3046-4 Keen and Peachy (RB / SR-arr) previously unissued
3046-3 Keen and Peachy (RB / SR-arr) previously unissued
3046-2 Keen and Peachy (RB / SR-arr) Col C2K 65646 (CD)
3046-1 Keen and Peachy (RB / SR-arr) Col 38213 ________________________________________________________________

(EE) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (CC) except add Ralph Burns (p -1) and Jimmy Guiffre, Al Cohn (arr).
Hollywood, December 27, 1947
3055-BD The Goof and I (AC-arr) previously unissued
3055-1 The Goof and I (AC-arr) Col 38369
3056-1 Lazy Lullaby (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) Col C3L 25 (LP)
3061-1 Four Brothers (JG-arr) Col 38304
3062-3 Summer Sequence (Pt.4) (RB-arr) -1 previously unissued
3062-2 Summer Sequence (Pt.4) (RB-arr) -1 Col C2K 65646 (CD)
3062-1 Summer Sequence (Pt.4) (RB-arr) -1 Col 38367

Note: Takes -1 and -2 of matrix 3062 are reversed on the Columbia CD "Blowin' Up A Storm" (C2K 65646). ________________________________________________________________

(FF) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (CC).
Hollywood, December 30, 1947
3079-1 Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet (MAM-vcl) (RB-arr) Col 38102
3080-1 My Pal Gonzales (WH-vcl) (SR-arr) Col 38289
3081-1 P.S. I Love You (MAM-vcl) (RB-arr) -
3082-1 Baby I Need You (WH / MAM-vcl) (SR-arr) previously unissued
3088-1 Take A Little Time To Smile (WH / MAM-vcl) previously unissued

Note: Discographies list matrix 3089 as by the Herman Orchestra, however, this matrix was assigned to Frank Sinatra. ________________________________________________________________

Matrix numbers from New York sessions are prefixed CO, Chicago sessions with CCO, and Hollywood/Los Angeles sessions with HCO.

Album Index:
78 Albums
Columbia C-121 (Col 37226-37229) - Woody Herman and His Woodchoppers
Columbia C-147 (Col 37857-37860) - Woody Herman - Eight Shades of Blue
Columbia C-177 (Col 38365-38367) - Woody Herman - Sequence In Jazz

45 (EP)
Columbia B 2098 - Woody Herman - What Herd?

10" LPs
Columbia CL 2509 - Woody Herman - Ridin' Herd
Columbia CL 6026 - Woody Herman - Sequence In Jazz

12" LPs
Columbia CL 592 - Woody Herman - The Three Herds
Columbia C3L 25 - Woody Herman - The Thundering Herds (3 LPs)
Columbia CJ 44108 - Woody Herman - Thundering Herds 1945-1947
Columbia CJ 44222 - Woody Herman, Harry James, Gene Krupa - The 1940s-The Small Groups: New Directions
Epic SN 6042 - Various Artists - Swing Street (3 LPs)
Harmony HL 7013 - Woody Herman Bijou
Harmony HL 7238 - Various Artists - Great Bands!
Time Life STBB 09 - Woody Herman - Big Bands

CDs
Columbia CK 44108 - same as LP issue
Columbia CK 44222 - same as LP issue
Columbia CGK 45340 - Woody Herman - Best of the Big Bands
Columbia C2K 65646 - Woody Herman - Blowin' Up a Storm

Original sessions produced by Morty Palitz with the exception of session (U) which was produced by Bill Richards.
Produced for release by Scott Wenzel
Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

Disc transfers: Michael Brooks, Matt Cavaluzzo, Ken Robertson
Mastering and sound restoration: Malcolm Addey
Vault research: Anthony Fountain, Michael Brooks, Scott Wenzel

Special thanks: George Avakian, Stephen Bedwell, Michael Brooks, Will Friedwald, The Institute of Jazz Studies, John Leifert and Dan Morgenstern.

78s provided by The Institute of Jazz Studies and Scott Wenzel

This compilation (p) 2004 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./Manufactured by Sony Music Custom Marketing Group, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022-3211/"Columbia" and "Sony" Reg. U.S. Patent & TM Office/Marca Registrada/WARNING All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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Producer's Note:
The sources used on this set came mostly from the original lacquer discs. However, Welcome To My Dream, Yeah Man and It's Anybody's Spring are transfers from 78s, while Romance In The Dark comes from a metal part. Occasional surface noise will be apparent throughout, yet the sound quality will be superior than the LP reissues and CD reissues of this material. The 78 take of Apple Honey has some slight dropouts during Flip's tenor solo due to a faulty lacquer.

The discography will present discrepancies with recording dates versus the chronology of matrix numbers. However, the information presented here is accurate as we examined dates and personnel from the original lacquers, metal parts, file cards or American Federation of Musician contracts.

For the sake of musical continuity, the First Herd recordings are on Discs I through V with the Stravinsky-led Ebony Concerto appearing at the end of Disc V. Next, all the Woodchoppers sides appear on Disc VI and the Second Herd recordings comprising all of Disc VII.

The take numbers assigned by Columbia were selected in order of preference for release rather than indicating the order in which the takes were recorded. In other words, -1 indicates the first choice for the initial 78 release, -2 the second choice, and so on (although in some cases -2 became the master take). At the beginning of each CD the master takes will appear with alternates following in the order they were recorded at the end of the disc. A couple of titles were not assigned a take number and were intended as tests that sometimes offer variances on the arrangement or microphone placement; these are placed at the beginning of each set of alternates. The Goof And I yielded only one alternate, which is a breakdown and is the only incomplete take included here.

Another source of confusion is the addition of an A or B after the take number, which appears on some 78s and have found their way into some discographies. This lettering does not indicate different takes and we have excluded them from the discography. There is little difference between the two takes of Laura and the two takes of Welcome To My Dream, however, since both takes on each of these titles were issued they are included here for the sake of completeness.

For the 78 album of Sequence In Jazz, Summer Sequence (Pts.1-4) and Lady Mcgowan's Dream (pts.1&2) were issued. When the 10" LP of Sequence In Jazz was released, Columbia added Everywhere and a previously unissued performance of Back Talk.

Some discographies have listed Col CL 1959, CL 1960 and CL 1961 as Columbia LP releases; however, these numbers actually refer to individual LPs within the Columbia box set The Thundering Herds (C3L 25).

During the production of this set we lost two integral figures of the First and Second Herds: Chubby Jackson (1918-2003) and Don Lamond (1921-2003). We dedicate this set to their memory.

Scott Wenzel



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