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Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman: Complete Commodore & Decca Sessions (#259)


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Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman: Complete Commodore & Decca Sessions (#259)
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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COMPLETE COMMODORE & DECCA 
EDDIE CONDON & BUD FREEMAN SESSIONS

DISC I
1. Love Is Just Around The Corner (A) 3:04
(L. Robin-L. Gensler)
2. Beat To The Socks (A) 2:47
(Condon-Freeman-Stacy) 
3. Carnegie Drag (A) 3:14
(Condon-Freeman-Stacy) 
4. Carnegie Jump (A) 2:41
(Condon-Freeman-Stacy) 
5. Jada (A) 2:39
(Bob Carleton)
6. You Took Advantage Of Me (A) 2:53
(L.Hart-R.Rodgers) 
7. Three’s No Crowd (A) 1:57
(Bud Freeman) 
8. I Got Rhythm (A) 2:50
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
 9. Keep Smiling At Trouble (B) 2:52
(Jolson-DeSylva-Gensler) 
10. At Sundown (B) 2:57
(Walter Donaldson) 
11. My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (B) 3:02
(J. Meyer-H. Ruby)  
12. I Don’t Believe It (B) 3:01
(B. Freeman-M. Gabler) 
13. Embraceable You (C) 4:05
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 
14. Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (C) 3:07
(L. Friedman-B. Whitson) 
15. Diane (C) 3:04
(L. Pollack-E. Rapee)
16. Love Is Just Around The Corner (alt tk) (A) 3:06
(L. Robin-L. Gensler) 
17. Jada (alt tk) (A) 2:36
(Bob Carleton) 
18. You Took Advantage Of Me (alt tk) (A) 2:56
(L.Hart-R.Rodgers) 
19. I Got Rhythm (alt tk) (A) 2:50
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
20. Keep Smiling At Trouble (alt tk) (B) 2:47
(Jolson-DeSylva-Gensler) 
21. At Sundown (alt tk) (B) 3:06
(Walter Donaldson) 
22. My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms (alt tk) (B) 3:06
(J. Meyer-H. Ruby) 
23. I Don’t Believe It (alt tk) (B) 3:03
(B. Freeman-M. Gabler) 
24. Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (alt tk) (C) 3:07
(L. Friedman-B. Whitson) 
25. Diane (alt tk) (C) 2:35
(L. Pollack-E. Rapee)

DISC II
1. Serenade To A Shylock (C) 4:32
(Pee Wee Russell) 
2. Tappin’ The Commodore Till (D) 2:47
(“the bunch”) 
3. Memories Of You (D) 3:18
(E. Blake-A. Razaf) 
4. ‘LIFE’ Spears A Jitterbug (D) 2:52
(A. King-M. Gabler) 
5. What’s The Use? (D) 3:19
(I. Jones-C. Newman)
6. Sunday (E) 3:10
(Conn-Krueger-Miller-Styne)
7. California, Here I Come (E) 3:01
(Jolson-DeSylva-Meyer) 
8. Three Little Words (F) 3:00
(H. Ruby-B. Kalmar) 
9. Swingin’ Without Mezz (F) 3:09
(F. Anderson-M. Gabler) 
10. Blue Room (F) 3:05
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 
11. Exactly Like You (F) 2:47
(D. Fields-J. McHugh) 
12. She’s Funny That Way (G) 3:42
(C. Daniels-R. Whiting)  
13. Serenade To A Shylock (alt tk) (C) 4:30
(Pee Wee Russell) 
14. Tappin’ The Commodore Till (alt tk) (D) 2:53
(“the bunch”) 
15. Memories Of You (alt tk -2) (D) 3:15
(E. Blake-A. Razaf)  
16. Memories Of You (alt tk NG) (D) 3:18
(E. Blake-A. Razaf)  
17. Memories Of You (alt tk PB) (D) 3:18
(E. Blake-A. Razaf)  
18. ‘LIFE’ Spears A Jitterbug (alt tk BD) (D) 3:29
(A. King-M. Gabler) 
19. What’s The Use? (alt tk -1) (D) 3:18
(I. Jones-C. Newman)
20. What’s The Use? (alt tk PB) (D) 3:25
(I. Jones-C. Newman) 
21. Sunday (alt tk) (E) 3:01
(Conn-Krueger-Miller-Styne) 
22. California, Here I Come (alt tk) (E) 2:17
(Jolson-DeSylva-Meyer) 
23. Private Jives I & II (E) 5:09
(Johnny DeVries) 

DISC III
1. There’ll Be Some Changes Made (H) 2:44
(B. Higgins-W. Overstreet) 
2. Nobody’s Sweetheart (H) 3:22
(Schoebel-Meyers-Kahn-Erdman) 
3. Friar’s Point Shuffle (-A) (H) 3:03
(Eddie Condon) 
4. Someday Sweetheart (H) 3:27
(B. Spikes-J. Spikes) 
5. As Long As I Live (I) 2:31
(H. Arlen-T. Koehler) 
6. The Sail Fish (I) 2:36
(Bud Freeman) 
7. Sunday (I) 3:02
(Conn-Krueger-Miller-Styne) 
8. Satanic Blues (I) 3:18
(L. Shields-E. Christian) 
9. I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (J) 2:55
(C. Williams-S. Williams)  
10. Strut Miss Lizzie (J) 3:00
(H. Creamer-T. Layton) 
11. It’s All Right Here For You (J) 2:59
(Perry Bradford) 
12. Ballin’ The Jack (J) 2:55
(J. Burris-C. Smith) 
13. There’ll Be Some Changes Made (alt tk) (H) 2:44
(B. Higgins-W. Overstreet) 
14. Nobody’s Sweetheart (alt tk) (H) 3:22
(Schoebel-Meyers-Kahn-Erdman) 
15. Friar’s Point Shuffle (-B) (H) 3:03
(Eddie Condon) 
16. Someday, Sweetheart (inc reh.) (H) 3:22
(Schoebel-Meyers-Kahn-Erdman) 
17. Someday, Sweetheart (alt tk) (H) 3:27
(B. Spikes-J. Spikes) 
18. As Long As I Live (alt tk.) (I) 2:31
(H. Arlen-T. Koehler) 
19. The Sail Fish (alt tk.) (I) 2:36
(Bud Freeman)  
20. I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (alt tk -2) (J) 3:00
(C. Williams-S. Williams) 
21. I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (alt tk -Tk1) (J) 2:56
(C. Williams-S. Williams) 
22. Strut Miss Lizzie (alt tk) (J) 3:02
(H. Creamer-T. Layton) 
23. It’s All Right Here For You (alt tk) (J) 2:57
(Perry Bradford) 

DISC IV
1. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.1) (K) 4:30
(Eddie Green) 
2. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.2) (K) 4:20
(Eddie Green) 
3. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.3) (K) 4:07
(Eddie Green) 
4. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.4) (K) 4:08
(Eddie Green) 
5. Oh! Baby (L) 3:00
(L. Brown-C. Friend) 
6. I Need Some Pettin’ (L) 2:42
(King-FioRito- Kahn) 
7. Susie (L) 3:02
(G. Kahn-C. Naset)  
8. Big Boy (L) 2:47
(M. Ager-J. Yellen)
9. Sensation (M) 2:54
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band)  
10. Fidgety Feet (M) 2:54
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
11. Tia Juana (M) 2:42
(G. Rodemich-L. Conley) 
12. Copenhagen (M) 2:48
(C. Davis-W. Melrose) 
13. Gee! But I Hate To Go Home Alone (N) 2:26
(J. Hanley-J. Goodwin)
14. Sing (It’s Good For Ya!) (N) 2:37
(Mooney-Prince-Robin) 
15. See What The Boys In The Back Room Will Have (N) 2:17
(F.Hollander-F. Loesser) 
16. I’m The Lonesomest Gal In Town (N) 2:44
(A. Von Tilzer-L. Brown) 
17. Georgia Grind (O) 2:51
(Spencer Williams) 
18. Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot (O) 2:51
(W. Donaldson-H. White) 
19. Dancing Fool (O) 2:45
(Smith-Snyder-Wheeler) 
20. Georgia Grind (alt tk -TK2) (O) 2:54
(Spencer Williams) 
21. Georgia Grind (alt tk -TK1) (O) 2:56
(Spencer Williams) 
22. Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot (alt tk -1) (O) 2:37
(W. Donaldson-H. White) 
23. Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot (alt tk -3) (O) 2:46
(W. Donaldson-H. White) 
24. Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot (BD) (O) 1:54
(W. Donaldson-H. White) 
25. Dancing Fool (alt tk -2) (O) 2:48
(Smith-Snyder-Wheeler) 
26. Dancing Fool (alt tk -1) (O) 2:28
(Smith-Snyder-Wheeler) 

DISC V
1. Pretty Doll (O) 2:47
(Clarence Williams) 
2. Don’t Leave Me Daddy (P) 2:36
(J.M. Vargas) 
3. Fidgety Feet (P) 2:40
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
4. Mammy O’ Mine (P) 4:14
(M. Pinkard-W. Tracey)  
5. Lonesome Tag Blues (P) 4:03
(E. Condon-M. Kaminsky) 
6. Tortilla [In] B Flat (P) 3:57
(Paul Smith) 
7. More Tortilla [In] B Flat (P) 4:11
(Paul Smith) 
8. Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out (Q) 3:01
(James Cox) 
9. Rose Room (Q) 2:57
(A. Hickman-H. Williams) 
10. Basin Street Blues (Q) 4:17
(Spencer Williams) 
11. Oh, Katharina (Q) 4:25
(Fall-Gilbert-Loehner) 
12. Pray For The Lights To Go Out (R) 2:53
(R. Tunnah-W. Skidmore)  
13. Pretty Doll (alt tk -TK1) (O) 2:52
(Clarence Williams) 
14. Pretty Doll (alt tk -TK2) (O) 2:45
(Clarence Williams) 
15. Fidgety Feet (alt tk -3) (P) 2:41
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
16. Fidgety Feet (alt tk -5) (P) 2:36
(Original Dixieland Jazz Band) 
17. Mammy O’Mine (alt tk) (P) 4:17
(M. Pinkard-W. Tracey) 
18. Nobody Knows You When You Are Down And Out (alt tk) (Q) 2:55
(James Cox) 
19. Rose Room (alt tk) (Q) 3:24
(A. Hickman-H. Williams) 
20. Basin Street Blues (alt tk) (Q) 4:25
(Spencer Williams) 
21. Oh, Katharina (alt tk) (Q) 4:24
(Fall-Gilbert-Loehner) 
22. Pray For The Lights To Go Out (alt tk -1) (R) 2:51
(R. Tunnah-W. Skidmore)  
23. Pray For The Lights To Go Out (alt tk) (R) 2:55
(R. Tunnah-W. Skidmore)  

DISC VI
1. Tell ‘Em About Me (R) 3:21
(Sidney Easton) 
2. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind (R) 3:48
(Clark-Johnston-Meyer-Turk) 
3. Singin’ The Blues (R) 2:43
(Conrad-Lewis-Robinson-Young)     
4. Back In Your Own Back Yard (S) 2:53
(Jolson-Rose-Dreyer)    
5. All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me (S) 3:13
(Smith-Dowell-Burris) 
6. You Can’t Cheat A Cheater (S) 2:57
(Dorsey-Signorelli-Napoleon) 
7. Save Your Sorrow (S) 2:55
(BG. DeSylva-A. Sherman) 
8. When Your Lover Has Gone (T) 3:25
(Einar Aaron Swan) 
9. Wherever There’s Love (T) 3:02
(E. Condon-J. DeVries) 
10. Impromptu Ensemble No.1 (T) 3:08
(Eddie Condon) 
11. The Man I Love (T) 3:14
(G & I. Gershwin) 
12. ‘S Wonderful (T) 2:43
(G & I. Gershwin)   
13. Someone To Watch Over Me (U) 3:09
(G & I. Gershwin)    
14. The Sheik Of Araby (U) 3:03
(H. Smith-T. Snyder) 
15. Somebody Loves Me (U) 2:38
(DeSylva-MacDonald-Gershwin)   
16. Tell ‘Em About Me (alt tk) (R) 3:22
(Sidney Easton) 
17. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind (alt tk) (R) 3:11
(Clark-Johnston-Meyer-Turk) 
18. Singin’ The Blues (alt tk -2) (R) 2:43
(Conrad-Lewis-Robinson-Young)     
19. Singin’ The Blues (alt tk) (R) 2:43
(Conrad-Lewis-Robinson-Young) 
20. Back In Your Own Back Yard (alt tk -1) (S) 2:53 
(Jolson-Rose-Dreyer)    
21. Back In Your Own Back Yard (alt tk) (S) 3:03
(Jolson-Rose-Dreyer)    
22. All The Wrongs You’ve Done To Me (alt tk) (S) 2: 59
(Smith-Dowell-Burris) 
23. You Can’t Cheat A Cheater (alt tk) (S) 2:49
(Dorsey-Signorelli-Napoleon)
24. Save Your Sorrow (alt tk) (S) 2:47
(BG. DeSylva-A. Sherman) 
25. Impromptu Ensemble No.1 (alt tk) (T) 3:04
(Eddie Condon) 
26. Someone To Watch Over Me (alt tk) (U) 3:04
(G & I. Gershwin)   

DISC VII
1. I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise (V) 2:47
(DeSylva-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 
2. My One And Only (V) 3:18
(G & I. Gershwin)   
3. Oh, Lady Be Good (W) 2:33
(G & I Gershwin) 
4. Swanee (W) 2:35
(I. Caesar-G. Gershwin) 
5. Blue [And Broken Hearted] (X) 3:03
(Clark-Leslie-Handman) 
6. After You’ve Gone (X) 3:10
(H. Creamer-T. Layton) 
7. Personality (X) 3:31
(J. Burke-J. Van Heusen)  
8. Farewell Blues (Y) 3:03
(Mares-Roppolo-Schoebel)  
9. Improvisation For The March Of Time (Y) 3:05
(Eddie Condon) 
10. (I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She’s Funny That Way (Y) 3:09
(C. Daniels-R. Whiting) 
11. Stars Fell On Alabama (Y) 3:06
(M. Parish-F. Perkins) 
12. Some Sunny Day (Z) 2:31
(Irving Berlin) 
13. Just You, Just Me (Z) 2:31
(J. Greer-R. Klages) 
14. Atlanta Blues (Z) 3:03
(W.C. Handy-D. Elman) 
15. The Way You Look Tonight (Z) 2:46
(D. Fields-J. Kern)    
16. My Melancholy Baby (AA) 2:48
(Norton-Watson-Burnett) 
17. I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise (alt tk) (V) 2:47
(DeSylva-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 
18. Oh, Lady Be Good (alt tk -1) (W) 2:31
(G & I Gershwin) 
19. Swanee (alt tk) (W) 2:35
(I. Caesar-G. Gershwin) 
20. After You’ve Gone (alt tk -1) (X) 3:09
(H. Creamer-T. Layton) 
21. Farewell Blues (alt tk) (Y) 3:03
(Mares-Roppolo-Schoebel)  
22. (I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She’s Funny That Way (alt tk -1) (Y) 3:02
  (C. Daniels-R. Whiting) 
23. Just You, Just Me (alt tk -1) (Z) 2:13
(J. Greer-R. Klages) 
24. Just You, Just Me (alt tk -2) (Z) 2:32
(J. Greer-R. Klages) 
25. Just You, Just Me (alt tk -3) (Z) 2:47
(J. Greer-R. Klages) 
26. The Way You Look Tonight (alt tk -3) (Z) 2:46
(D. Fields-J. Kern)    
27. My Melancholy Baby (alt tk -1) (AA) 2:56
(Norton-Watson-Burnett)

DISC VIII
1. It’s Tulip Time In Holland (Two Lips Are Calling Me) (AA) 2:19
(R. Whiting-D. Radford) 
2. Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) (AA) 2:30
(Irving Berlin) 
3. We Called It Music (AA) 3:08
(E. Condon-S. Smith) 
4. Aunt Hagar’s Blues (BB) 3:15
(W.C. Handy-T. Brymn) 
5. Down Among The Sheltering Palms (BB) 2:35
(J. Brockman-A. Olman) 
6. Rose Of The Rio Grande (BB) 2:26
(Warren-Forman-Leslie) 
7. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (BB) 3:11
(Eddie Leonard) 
8. Maple Leaf Rag (CC) 2:49
(Scott Joplin) 
9. Dill Pickles (CC) 3:02
(Charles Johnson) 
10. Sweet Cider Time, When You Were Mine (CC) 3:01
(J. McCarthy-P. Wenrich) 
11. At The Jazz Band Ball (DD) 2:39
(LaRocca-Shields-Edwards-Sbarbaro-Ragas) 
12. Jazz Me Blues (DD) 3:11
(Tom Delaney) 
13. Black Bottom (EE) 2:32
(Brown-DeSylva-Henderson) 
14. Charleston (EE) 2:16
(C. Mack-J.P. Johnson) 
15. Yellow Dog Blues (EE) 2:46
(W.C. Handy)
16. Raggin’ The Scale (FF) 2:33
(E. Claypoole-D. Ringle) 
17. Grace And Beauty (FF) 3:01
(James Scott) 
18. Everybody Loves My Baby (FF) 2:47
(J. Palmer-S. Williams) 
19. A Hundred Years From Today (FF) 2:55
(Young-Young-Washington) 
20. Nobody Knows (And Nobody Seems To Care) (alt tk -1) (AA) 2:30
(Irving Berlin) 
21. We Called It Music (reh) (AA) 4:07
(E. Condon-S. Smith) 
22. Aunt Hager’s Blues (alt tk -1) (BB) 3:15
(W.C. Handy-T. Brymn) 
23. Down Among The Sheltering Palms (alt tk) (BB) 2:35
(J. Brockman-A. Olman) 
24. Rose Of The Rio Grande (alt tk) (BB) 2:38
(Warren-Forman-Leslie) 
25. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (reh/BD#1) (BB) 2:52
(Eddie Leonard) 
26. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider (alt tk and BD #2) (BB) 3:55
(Eddie Leonard) 

DISCOGRAPHY
For the purposes of this discography, only the first catalog number of each matrix is listed. 

Since the order of recording on Commodore is unknown we have opted to follow the same format as Mosaic’s three volumes of The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings by presenting them in the order in which the original producer Milt Gabler felt were the best takes. The numbers shown in parenthesis indicate Milt’s order of preference for release (#2 is his second choice for release, #3 his third choice for release, etc). The Decca sessions are shown here in chronological order. The CDs contained in this set are sequenced with the master takes of each title first and then any alternates at the end of the disc.

Any sides that have been shown in discographies but are missing from the vaults or possibly in private collections are listed as unissued, master no longer exists. If a title is shown as unissued this means that the performance does exist but it is not included in this package because of damage to the original disc or because of space limitations has forced us to include only the most exceptional alternate take. If a second title is shown in brackets, this designates an alternate or more commonly known title yet is not printed on the original label. 

These sessions were recorded in New York City at the Brunswick Studios on 1776 Broadway; the Decca Studios on 50 West 57th Street; Liederkranz Hall at 111 E. 58th Street; Reeves Sound Studios on 304 E. 44th Street; WOR Studios on 1440 Broadway; and at the World Broadcasting System, 711 5th Avenue. 

The following reference materials used for this discography were The Decca Labels by Michel Ruppli (Greenwood Press, 1996), The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Cadence Jazz Books), The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings: A Discography by Vincent Pelote and the three discographies that accompanied our Mosaic-Commodore LP sets compiled by Michael Cuscuna (via research from Milt Gabler’s original session notes). 

Label Abbreviations: Com for Commodore, DC for Dawn Club, Dec for Decca and JA for Jazz Archives. 
Country Codes: (Can) for Canada, (G) for Germany.

Take letter abbreviations include BD for breakdown, inc reh for incomplete rehearsal, NG for no good and PB for playback.
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(A) EDDIE CONDON & HIS WINDY CITY SEVEN -1 / A JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE -2: Bobby Hackett (cor), George Brunies (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d). Brunswick Studios, January 17, 1938
P-22306-1 Love Is Just Around The Corner -1 Com 500
P-22306-2 Love Is Just Around The Corner -1 Com XFL 14427 (LP)
P-22307-1 Beat To The Socks -1 Com 502
XP-22308-1 Carnegie Drag -2   Com 1500 (12”)
XP-22309-1 Carnegie Jump -2         -
P-22310-2 Jada -1 Com 500
P-22310-1 Jada -1 Com XFL 14427 (LP)

THE BUD FREEMAN TRIO: Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), George Wettling (d). 
Same session
P-22311-1 You Took Advantage Of Me Com 501
P-22311-2 You Took Advantage Of Me Com XFL 14941 (LP)
P-22312-1 Three’s No Crowd Com 501
P-22440-1 I Got Rhythm Meritt 11 (LP)
P-22313-1 I Got Rhythm Com 502

Note: Matrix P-22440-1 is listed in discographies as being from February 17, 1938. However, it seems unlikely that the trio came back exactly a month later just to record another take of <SC>i got rhythm<XC> (it’s possible that February 17, 1938 is the date when this particular take was processed as a test pressing). There are no other matrices in the Commodore catalog that carry numbers in the 22400 series. 

Some copies of Commodore 502 have the labels reversed. 
________________________________________________________________________ (B) THE BUD FREEMAN TRIO: Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), George Wettling (d). 
Brunswick Studios, April 13, 1938
P-22719-2 Keep Smiling At Trouble Com 503
P-22719-1 Keep Smiling At Trouble Com XFL 14941 (LP)
P-22720-1 At Sundown Com 503 
P-22720-2 At Sundown Com XFL 14941 (LP)
P-22721-1 My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms Com 504 
P-22721-2 My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms Com XFL 14941 (LP)
P-22722-2 I Don’t Believe It Com 504
P-22722-1 I Don’t Believe It Com XFL 14941 (LP)
________________________________________________________________________
(C) JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE, NO.2 -1 / EDDIE CONDON AND HIS WINDY CITY SEVEN -2 / JACK TEAGARDEN & HIS TROMBONE -3: Bobby Hackett (cor), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d).
Brunswick Studios, April 30, 1938
XP-22830-1 Embraceable You -1 Com 1501 (12”)
P-22831-1 Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland -2 Com 505
P-22831-2 Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland -2 Com XFL 14427 (LP)
P-22832-2 Diane -3 Com 505
P-22832-1 Diane -3 Com XFL 14427 (LP)
XP-22833-1 Serenade To A Shylock (JT-vcl) -1 Com 1501 (12”)
XP-22833-2 Serenade To A Shylock (JT-vcl) -1 Com XFL 14427 (LP)

Note: Due to space limitations, the first two titles from this session are found on Disc I and the last two on Disc II.
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(D) BUD FREEMAN & HIS GANG: Bobby Hackett (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Dave Matthews (as), Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Dave Tough (d). 
Brunswick Studios, July 12, 1938    
P-23233-1 Tappin’ The Commodore Till Com 508
P-23233-2 Tappin’ The Commodore Till Com (G) 6.25894 (LP)
P-23234-1 Memories Of You Com 508
P-23234-2 Memories Of You Com (G) 6.25894 (LP)
P-23234-NG Memories Of You Mosaic MR20-134 (LP)
P-23234-PB Memories Of You     -

Marty Marsala (d) replaces Tough. 
Same session
P-23235-1 ‘LIFE’ Spears A Jitterbug Com 507
P-23235-BD ‘LIFE’ Spears A Jitterbug Mosaic MR20-134 (LP)
P-23236-2 What’s The Use? Com 507
P-23236-1 What’s The Use? Com (G) 6.25894 (LP)
P-23236-PB What’s The Use? Mosaic MR20-134 (LP)

Note: The performance identified as matrix P-23234 (<SC>memories of you #3)<XC> on Mosaic MR23-123 is actually a repeat of the master take P-23234-1. 
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(E) MINERVA PIOUS AND BUD FREEMAN: Joe Bushkin (tp, p), Minerva Pious, Bud Freeman (lead characters), Everett Sloan (announcer). 
Brunswick Studios, November 12, 1938
P-23704-1 Private Jives I Com 50
P-23705-1 Private Jives II     -

Note: These two performances are combined as one track and heard at the end of Disc II.

EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Bobby Hackett (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Vernon Brown (tb), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Lionel Hampton (as “Ly.N.Ell”on label) (d).
Same session
P-23706-1 Sunday Com 515
P-23706-2 Sunday Com XFL 16568 (LP)
P-23707-2 California, Here I Come Com 515
P-23707-1A California, Here I Come Com XFL 16568 (LP)
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(F) THE BUD FREEMAN TRIO: Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), George Wettling (d). 
Decca Studios, November 30, 1938
Supervised by Milt Gabler & Bernie Hanighen
75957-A Three Little Words Com 514
75958-A Swingin’ Without Mezz       -
75959-A Blue Room Com 513
75960-A Exactly Like You       -
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(G) BUD FREEMAN & JESS STACY: Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p). 
Reeves Sound, June 13, 1939
R-2126-2 She’s Funny That Way Com 529

Note: The rest of this session contains solos by Jess Stacy. 
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(H) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS CHICAGOANS: Max Kaminsky (tp), Brad Gowans (v-tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Eddie Condon (g), Clyde Newcombe (b), Dave Tough (d). 
         Decca Studios, August 11, 1939
         Supervised by George Avakian
66072-A There’ll Be Some Changes Made Dec 18041
66072-B There’ll Be Some Changes Made Meritt 11 (LP)
66073-B Nobody’s Sweetheart Meritt 19 (LP)
66073-A Nobody’s Sweetheart Dec 18040
66074-B Friar’s Point Shuffle        -
66074-A Friar’s Point Shuffle        -   
66075-inc reh Someday, Sweetheart JA 40 (LP)
66075-B Someday, Sweetheart Blu-Disc T1005 (LP)
66075-A Someday, Sweetheart Dec 18041
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(I) BUD FREEMAN AND HIS SUMMA CUM LAUDE ORCHESTRA: Max Kaminsky (tp), Brad Gowans (v-tb, arr), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Dave Bowman (p), Eddie Condon (g), Clyde Newcombe (b), Al Seidel (d). 
Decca Studios, September 18, 1939
Probably supervised by Bob Stephens
66603-B As Long As I Live DC (Can) 12009 (LP)
66603-A As Long As I Live Dec 2849
66604-A The Sail Fish Dec 2781
66604-B The Sail Fish       -
66605-A Sunday Dec 2849
66606-A Satanic Blues Dec 2781    

Note: Brad Gowans is the arranger on all the titles from this session.
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(J) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Max Kaminsky (cor or tp), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Brad Gowans (v-tb, arr), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d). 
Liederkranz Hall, November 30, 1939
P-25706-1 I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody 
None Of My Jelly Roll Com 531
P-25706-2 I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody 
None Of My Jelly Roll Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-25706-TK1 I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody 
None Of My Jelly Roll Mosaic MR23-123 (LP)
P-25707-1 Strut Miss Lizzie Com 530
P-25707-2 Strut Miss Lizzie Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-25708-1 It’s All Right Here For You Com 530
P-25708-2 It’s All Right Here For You Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-25709-1 Ballin’ The Jack Com 531

Note: Original releases of Commodore 530 list <SC>it’s all right here for you<XC> title while later releases have <SC>it’s right here for you<XC>.

In a photo contained in the booklet for this set, Brad Gowans is going over a chart with Joe Bushkin so it’s possible that Gowans arranged either one or all of the above. 
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(K) JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE, NO.3: Max Kaminsky (tp), Muggsy Spanier (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Joe Marsala (cl, as), Bud Freeman (ts), Miff Mole (tb), Brad Gowans (v-tb), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d). 
Decca Studios, March 23, 1940
76329-AA A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.1) Com 1504 (12”)
76330-A A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.4)            Com 1505 (12”)
76331-A A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.2)     Com 1504 (12”)           
76332-A A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pt.3)   Com 1505 (12”)

Note: The above are sequenced on the CD as Pt.1 through Pt. 4. 
________________________________________________________________________(L) BUD FREEMAN AND HIS SUMMA CUM LAUDE ORCHESTRA: Max Kaminsky (cor), Brad Gowans (v-tb, arr), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Dave Bowman (p), Eddie Condon (g), Pete Peterson (b), Morey Feld (d).       
Decca Studios, March 25, 1940
Probably supervised by Bob Stephens 
67391-A Oh Baby Dec 18065
67392-A I Need Some Pettin’ Dec 18066
67393-A Susie Dec 18067   
67394-A Big Boy Dec 18064

Note: Discographies have listed <SC>susie<XC> as being released on Decca 18067 using the -B take. However, copies of this take have yet to surface. 

Brad Gowans is the arranger on all the titles from this session.
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(M) BUD FREEMAN AND HIS SUMMA CUM LAUDE ORCHESTRA: Same as (L).
Decca Studios, April 4, 1940
Probably supervised by Bob Stephens 
67477-A Sensation Dec 18065
67478-A Fidgety Feet Dec 18067
67479-A Tia Juana Dec 18066
67480-A Copenhagen Dec 18064

Note: Brad Gowans is the arranger on all the titles from this session.
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(N) TEDDY GRACE with Bud Freeman and the Summa Cum Laude Orchestra: Same as (L) except add Teddy Grace (vcl).
Decca Studios, September 26, 1940
   Probably supervised by Bob Stephens 
68153-A Gee! But I Hate To Go Home Alone (TG-vcl) Dec 3463
68154-A Sing (It’s Good For Ya!) (TG-vcl)       -
68155-A See What The Boys 
In The Back Room Will Have (TG-vcl) Dec 3428
68156-A I’m The Lonesomest Gal In Town (TG-vcl)       -

Note: Brad Gowans is probably the arranger on all the titles from this session.
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(O) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND SPONSORED BY - COLIN CAMPBELL: Marty Marsala (tp), Pee Wee Russell (cl), George Brunies (tb), Fats Waller (as “Maurice” on label) (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (d). 
Liederkranz Hall, November 14, 1940
P-29054-1B Georgia Grind Com 536
P-29054-TK2 Georgia Grind Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-29054-TK1 Georgia Grind Mosaic MR23-123 (LP)
P-29055-2 Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot Com 535
P-29055-1 Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-29055-TK3 Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot Mosaic MR23-123 (LP)
P-29055-BD Oh Sister Ain’t That Hot      -
P-29056-1 Dancing Fool Com 536
P-29056-TK2 Dancing Fool Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-29056-TK1 Dancing Fool Mosaic MR23-123 (LP)
P-29057-1 [You’re Some] Pretty Doll Com 535
P-29057-TK1 [You’re Some] Pretty Doll Com XFL 15355 (LP)
P-29057-TK2 [You’re Some] Pretty Doll Mosaic MR23-123 (LP)

Note: Due to space limitations the first two titles from this session are found on Disc IV and the last two on Disc V.
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(P) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND -1 / JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE NO. 4 -2: Max Kaminsky (cor), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Brad Gowans (v-tb or valide), Joe Sullivan (p), Eddie Condon (g), Al Morgan (b), George Wettling (d).
Reeves Sound Studios, January 28, 1942
R 4305-3 Don’t Leave Me Daddy -1 Com 542
R 4306-4 Fidgety Feet -1       -
R 4306-3 Fidgety Feet -1 Com XFL 16568 (LP)
R 4306-5 Fidgety Feet -1 Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
R 4307-1 Mammy O’Mine -1 Com 1509 (12”)
R 4307-2 Mammy O’Mine -1 Com XFL 16568 (LP)
R 4308-1 Lonesome Tag Blues -2 Com 1510 (12”)
R 4308-3 Tortilla [In] B Flat -1 Com 1509 (12”)
R 4308-4 More Tortilla [In] B Flat -2 Com 1510 (12”)

Note: The last three titles from this session carry matrix R 4308 since they are basically the same Blues performance but given three separate titles. 

Some discographies list the take for <SC>tortilla b flat<XC> as being -2. 
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(Q) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND-1 / JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE NO.5 -2: Max Kaminsky (tp), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Benny Morton (tb), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bob Casey (b), Sid Catlett (d). 
WOR Studios, December 2, 1943
A 4687-2 Nobody Knows You When 
You Are Down And Out -1 Com 603
A 4687-1 Nobody Knows You When 
You Are Down And Out -1 Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4688-1 Rose Room -1 Com 603
A 4688-2 Rose Room -1 Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4689 -? Basin Street Blues -2 Com 1513 (12”)
A 4689-BD Basin Street Blues -2 Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4690-1 Oh, Katharina -2 Com 1513 (12”) 
A 4690-2 Oh, Katharina -2 Mosaic MD23-123 
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(R) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Max Kaminsky (tp), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Brad Gowans (v-tb or valide), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bob Casey (b), Tony Sbarbaro (d).
WOR Studios, December 8, 1943
A 4695-2 Pray For The Lights To Go Out Com 568
A 4695-1 Pray For The Lights To Go Out Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4695-? Pray For The Lights To Go Out      -
A 4696-2 Tell ‘Em About Me Com 604
A 4696-1 Tell ‘Em About Me Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4697-2 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind Com 604
A 4697-1 Mandy, Make Up Your Mind Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4698-1 Singin’ The Blues Com 568
A 4698-2 Singin’ The Blues Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4698 -? Singin’ The Blues      -

Note: The performance identified as matrix A 4698-1 on Mosaic MR23-123 is actually a repeat of A 4698-2. 

Various LP re-issues state that matrix A 4698-2 is the master take released on Commodore 568. 
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(S) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Max Kaminsky (tp), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Lou McGarity (tb), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bob Casey (b), George Wettling (d).
WOR Studios, December 11, 1943
A 4699-2 Back In Your Own Back Yard Com 551
A 4699-1 Back In Your Own Back Yard Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4699 -? Back In Your Own Back Yard      -
A 4700 -? All The Wrongs 
You’ve Done To Me Com 551
A 4700-1 All The Wrongs 
You’ve Done To Me Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4701 -? You Can’t Cheat A Cheater Com 605
A 4701-1 You Can’t Cheat A Cheater Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
A 4702-1 Save Your Sorrow Com 605
A 4702 -? Save Your Sorrow Mosaic MD23-123 (LP)
________________________________________________________________________(T) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA -1 / EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA with LEE WILEY -2: Bobby Hackett, Billy Butterfield, Max Kaminsky (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Ernie Caceres (bari), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bob Haggart (b, arr), George Wettling (d), Lee Wiley (vcl). 
Decca Studios, December 13, 1944
72619-A When Your Lover Has Gone (BH-arr) -1 Dec 23393
72620-A Wherever There’s Love 
(There’s You And I) (LW-vcl) -2         -

Add Pee Wee Russell (cl).
Same session
72621-B Impromptu Ensemble No.1 (JT-vcl) -1 Dec GRD-637 (CD)
72621-A Impromptu Ensemble No.1 (JT-vcl) -1 Dec 23718
72622-A The Man I Love (LW-vcl) -2 Dec 23432

Billy Butterfield (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Ernie Caceres (bari), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bob Haggart (b), George Wettling (d). 
Same session
72623-A ‘S Wonderful -1 Dec 23430
________________________________________________________________________ (U) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA with LEE WILEY -1 / EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA -2: Bobby Hackett, Billy Butterfield, Max Kaminsky (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Ernie Caceres (bari), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g, vcl), Bob Haggart (b, arr), George Wettling (d), Lee Wiley (vcl). 
Decca Studios, December 14, 1944
N 2946 / 72630-1 Someone To Watch 
Over Me (BH-arr) (LW-vcl) -1 Dec GRD-637 (CD)
N 2946 / 72630-A Someone To Watch 
Over Me (BH-arr) (LW-vcl) -1 Dec 23422
N 2947 / 72631-A The Sheik Of Araby (JT, EC-vcl) -2 Dec 23718  

omit Kaminsky.

N 2949 / 72633-A Somebody Loves Me (JT-vcl) -2 Dec 23430

Note: Other titles from this session were released on World Transcription only and are not included in this package. The “N” matrix series shown above are World Transcription designations. 

The take number for matrix 72630 originates from the acetate safety made by World. 
________________________________________________________________________(V) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Yank Lawson (tp), Lou McGarity (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Joe Dixon (bari), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Sid Weiss (b), George Wettling (d). 
Decca Studios, May 17, 1945
72865-4 I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise Dec GRD-637 (CD)
72865-A (5) I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise Dec 23433
72866 Oh, Lady Be Good      unissued, master no longer exists
72867 Oh, Lady Be Good          -

Add Bobby Hackett (cor) and Billy Butterfield (tp).
Same session
72868-A My One And Only Dec 23431

The take numbers for matrix 72865 originate from the acetate safety made by World. 
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(W) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Max Kaminsky -1, Billy Butterfield -2 (tp), Lou McGarity (tb), Joe Dixon (cl), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Johnny Blowers (d).  
Decca Studios, June 14, 1945
72933-BD #1 Oh, Lady Be Good -1 unissued
72933-alt #1 Oh, Lady Be Good -1 previously unissued
72933-BD #2 Oh, Lady Be Good -1 unissued
72933-BD #3 Oh, Lady Be Good -1      -
72933-alt #2 Oh, Lady Be Good -1      -
72933-A Oh, Lady Be Good -1 Dec 23431
72934-A Swanee -2 Dec DL 5137 (LP)
72934-B Swanee -2 Dec 23433

Note: The Decca CD <SC>dixieland all-stars<XC> (Decca GRD-637) lists matrix 72934-A as being released on 78. However, only copies of -B have been known to exist on Decca 23433. There is no mention of the -A being an alternate take on Decca DL 5137.
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(X) BING CROSBY and EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Wild Bill Davison (cor), Brad Gowans (valide, arr), Joe Dixon (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Gene Schroeder -1, Joe Sullivan -2, Joe Bushkin -3 (p), Bob Haggart (b), George Wettling (d), Bing Crosby (vcl).
       Decca Studios, January 16, 1946
W73278-A Blue [And Broken Hearted] (BC-vcl) -1 Dec 24114
W73279-BD After You’ve Gone (BG-arr) (BC-vcl) -2 unissued 
W73279-alt #1 After You’ve Gone (BG-arr) (BC-vcl) -2 Dec GRP 603 (CD)
W73279-alt #2 After You’ve Gone (BG-arr) (BC-vcl) -2 unissued
W73279-A After You’ve Gone (BG-arr) (BC-vcl) -2 Dec 24114
W73280-A Personality (BC-vcl) -3 Dec 18790
W73280-alt Personality (BC-vcl) -3 unissued

Note: There is a false start prior to the beginning of matrix 73280-A which was released on Decca GRP 603 (CD) and is included in this set. 

Brad Gowans is probably the arranger on all the titles from this session.
________________________________________________________________________(Y) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Wild Bill Davison (tp), Brad Gowans (valide), Tony Parenti (cl), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Dave Tough (d). 
        Decca Studios, March 27, 1946
W73480-BD #1 Farewell Blues unissued
W73480-BD #2 Farewell Blues      -
W73480-A Farewell Blues Dec 23719
W73480-alt Farewell Blues previously unissued
W73481-A Improvisation For The March Of Time Dec 23600

Max Kaminsky, Billy Butterfield, Wild Bill Davison (tp), Lou McGarity (tb), Brad Gowans (valide, arr), Joe Dixon (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Dave Tough (d). 
Same session
W73482-alt #1 I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me 
She’s Funny That Way (BG-arr) previously unissued
W73482-BD I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me 
She’s Funny That Way (BG-arr) unissued
W73482-alt #2 I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me 
She’s Funny That Way (BG-arr)     -
W73482-A I Got A Woman, Crazy For Me 
She’s Funny That Way (BG-arr) Dec 23600

Billy Butterfield (tp), Joe Dixon (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Dave Tough (d), Brad Gowans (arr). 
Same session
W73483-reh Stars Fell On Alabama (BG-arr) unissued
W73483-A Stars Fell On Alabama (BG-arr) Dec 23719
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(Z) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Max Kaminsky (tp), Fred Ohms (tb), Joe Dixon (cl), Gene Schroeder -1, James P. Johnson -2 (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Dave Tough (d), John “Bubbles” Sublett (vcl). 
Decca Studios, July 17, 1946
W73646-alt #1 Some Sunny Day -1 unissued
W73646-BD #1, #2 Some Sunny Day -1      -
W73646-alt #2 Some Sunny Day -1      -
W73646-A Some Sunny Day -1 Dec 23721
W73647-alt #1 Just You, Just Me -2 previously unissued
W73647-BD #1, #2 Just You, Just Me -2 unissued
W73647-alt #2 Just You, Just Me -2 previously unissued
W73647-BD #3 Just You, Just Me -2 unissued
W73647-alt #3 Just You, Just Me -2 previously unissued
W73647-BD #4 Just You, Just Me -2 unissued
W73647-A Just You, Just Me -2 Dec 23720
W73648-BD Atlanta Blues (Make Me A Pallet 
On Your Floor) (JBS-vcl) -2 unissued
W73648-A Atlanta Blues (Make Me A Pallet 
On Your Floor) (JBS-vcl) -2 Dec 23720
W73649-BD #1 The Way You Look Tonight -1 unissued
W73649-alt #1, #2 The Way You Look Tonight -1      -
W73649-A The Way You Look Tonight -1 Dec 23721
W73649-BD #2 The Way You Look Tonight -1 unissued
W73649-alt #3 The Way You Look Tonight -1 Dec DL 5218 (LP)

Note: There is no mention of <SC>the way you look tonight<XC> being an alternate on Decca DL 5218. 
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(AA) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Bobby Hackett (cor), Max Kaminsky (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Peanuts Hucko (cl, ts), Ernie Caceres (as, bari), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), George Wettling (d).
         Decca Studios, August 5, 1947
W74023-alt #1      My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl) previously unissued
W74023-alt #2      My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl) unissued
W74023-BD #1,#2,#3     My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl)                  -
W74023-alt #3     My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl)      -
W74023-BD #4     My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl)      -
W74023-A     My Melancholy Baby (JT-vcl) Dec 24218
W74024-BD #1, #2     It’s Tulip Time In Holland 
          (Two Lips Are Calling Me)(JT-vcl) unissued
W74024-A     It’s Tulip Time In Holland 
             (Two Lips Are Calling Me) (JT-vcl) Dec 24218
W74025-alt #1     Nobody Knows (And Nobody 
Seems To Care) (JT-vcl) previously unissued
W74025-alt #2      Nobody Knows (And Nobody 
                  Seems To Care) (JT-vcl)   unissued
W74025-BD #1, #2      Nobody Knows (And Nobody 
         Seems To Care) (JT-vcl)       -
W74025-alt #3     Nobody Knows (And Nobody 
        Seems To Care) (JT-vcl)       -
W74025-A    Nobody Knows (And Nobody 
        Seems To Care) (JT-vcl) Dec 24217
W74026-reh   We Called It Music (JT-vcl)         previously unissued
W74026-BD #1, #2  We Called It Music (JT-vcl)         unissued
W74026-alt #1  We Called It Music (JT-vcl)              -
W74026-BD #3  We Called It Music (JT-vcl)              -
W74026-A  We Called It Music (JT-vcl)         Dec 24218
W74026-BD #4,#5,#6  We Called It Music (JT-vcl)         unissued
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(BB) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Wild Bill Davison (cor), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Morey Rayman (b), Johnny Blowers (d). 
         Decca Studios, August 6, 1947
W74030-alt #1 Aunt Hagar’s Blues (JT-vcl)    previously unissued
W74030-A Aunt Hagar’s Blues (JT-vcl)    Dec 24220
W74030-BD #1, #2 Aunt Hagar’s Blues (JT-vcl)    unissued
W74030-alt #2 Aunt Hagar’s Blues (JT-vcl)          -
W74031-BD #1 Down Among The Sheltering Palms          -
W74031-A Down Among The Sheltering Palms    Dec 24219
W74031-BD #2 thru #5 Down Among The Sheltering Palms    unissued
W74031-alt Down Among The Sheltering Palms     previously unissued
W74032-BD #1 Rose Of The Rio Grande   unissued
W74032-alt Rose Of The Rio Grande   previously unissued
W74032-BD #2, #3 Rose Of The Rio Grande   unissued 
W74032-A Rose Of The Rio Grande               Dec 24220
W74033-reh/BD #1 Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider   previously unissued
W74033-alt Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider    -
W74033-BD #2 Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider    -
W74033-A Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider   Dec 24219
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(CC) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Wild Bill Davison (cor), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Ralph Sutton (p, tack piano), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Buzzy Drootin (d), Jimmy Atkins (vcl). 
          Decca Studios, March 20, 1950
W75988-A Maple Leaf Rag Dec 27035
W75989-A Dill Pickles Dec 24987
W75990-A Sweet Cider Time, When 
You Were Mine (JA-vcl) -1 Dec 27106
W75991 At The Jazz Band Ball                  unissued, master no longer exists 

-1 Gene Schroeder (p) replaces Sutton
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(DD) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (CC) except Gene Schroeder (p) replaces Sutton. 
Decca Studios, March 22, 1950
W76000-A At The Jazz Band Ball (JA-vcl) Dec 24987
W76001-A Jazz Me Blues (JA-vcl) Dec 27035
W76002 Everybody Loves My Baby unissued, master no longer exists 
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(EE) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Wild Bill Davison (cor), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Peanuts Hucko (cl), Gene Schroeder (p, tack piano), Eddie Condon (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Buzzy Drootin (d), Peggy Ann Ellis (vcl). 
Decca Studios, June 9, 1950
W76473-A Black Bottom (PAE-vcl) Dec 27095
W76474-A Charleston (PAE-vcl)          -
W76475-A The Yellow Dog Blues -1 Dec 27106
W76476 Ragging The Scale unissued, master no longer exists 

-1 Ralph Sutton (p) replaces Schroeder. 
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(FF) EDDIE CONDON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Yank Lawson (tp), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Ralph Sutton (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bill Goodall (b), Buzzy Drootin (d). 
Decca Studios, September 26, 1950
W76895-A Raggin’ The Scale Dec 27408

Yank Lawson (tp), Cutty Cutshall (tb, vcl), Edmond Hall (cl), Gene Schroeder (p), Eddie Condon (g), Bill Goodall (b), Buzzy Drootin (d). 
Same session
W76896-A Grace And Beauty Dec 27408
W76897-A Everybody Loves My Baby (CC-vcl) Dec 27409

Johnny Windhurst, Yank Lawson (tp), Cutty Cutshall (tb), Edmond Hall (cl), Gene Schroeder (cel, p), Eddie Condon (g), Bill Goodall (b), Buzzy Drootin (d).
Same session 
W76898-A A Hundred Years From Today Dec 27409

Note: Although discographies and record labels list only Windhurst, there is another trumpeter in the ensemble passages. 
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Album Index (these are albums where some titles are previously unissued):

78 albums:
Commodore CR-12 (603-5) <SC>eddie condon – jazz a la carte<XC>
Decca A-398 (23430-33) <SC>eddie condon – george gershwin jazz concert<XC>
Decca A-133 (18064-67) <SC>bud freeman – fashions in swing<XC>
Decca A-604 (24217-20) <SC>eddie condon – we called it music<XC>
Decca A-490 (23718-21) <SC>eddie condon – jazz concert at eddie condon’s<XC>
Decca A-837 (27095, 27106, 
           27408, 27409) <SC>eddie condon – jazz band ball, vol. 2<XC>
(Decca A-836, <SC>jazz band ball, vol. 1<XC> contains recordings previously issued as singles).

LP (10”):
Decca DL 5137 <SC>eddie condon – george gershwin jazz concert<XC>
Decca DL 5218 <SC>eddie condon – jazz concert at eddie condon’s<XC>

LP (12”):
Blu-Disc T1005 <SC>joe sullivan – the piano man 1935-1940<XC>
Commodore XFL 14427 <SC>eddie condon – windy city seven and jam sessions at 
commodore<XC>
Commodore XFL 14941 <SC>bud freeman – three’s no crowd<XC>
Commodore XFL 15355 <SC>eddie condon – the liederkranz sessions<XC>
Commodore XFL 16568 <SC>eddie condon – a good band is hard to find<XC>
Commodore (G) 6.25894 <SC>bud freeman – commodore style 1938-1944<XC>
Dawn Club (Can) 12009 <SC>bud freeman – chicagoans in new york<XC>
Jazz Archives JA-40 <SC>various – collector’s jackpot-volume two<XC>
Meritt 11 <SC>various – the reed album volume 2<XC>
Meritt 19 <SC>various – jazz potpourri, louis armstrong plus 20 
        collector’s items 1924-1940<XC>
Mosaic MR23-123 <SC>the complete commodore jazz recordings vol.1<XC>
Mosaic MR20-134 <SC>the complete commodore jazz recordings vol.3<XC>

CD:
Decca GRP-603 (CD) <SC>bing crosby – and some jazz friends<XC>
Decca GRD-637 (CD) <SC>eddie condon - dixieland all-stars<XC>

All sessions originally supervised by Milt Gabler except where noted. 

Produced for release by Scott Wenzel 
Excutive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

Transfers, sound restoration and mastering by Andreas Meyer (www.meyer-media.com)
24 bit technology was utilized at all stages of the production of this Mosaic release.

Original lacquer masters from the collections of the Library of Congress, transferred at the Packard Campus for Audiovisual Conservation.

Design Production: InkWell, Inc.

Special thanks: Maggie Condon, Ryan Chroninger, Bryan Cornell, Alicia Gomez, Tad Hershorn, Brian Hoffa, The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, Steven Lasker, Matt Leskovic, Dan Levenson, Christian M. McFarland, Jarrett McGehee, Dan Morgenstern, Josh Morgenstern, Hank O’Neal, Vincent Pelote, Jamie Shuler, Matthew Snyder, Jerry Stein, Cindy Wilson and George Zorn.

Vault research: Scott Wenzel 

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

Producer’s Note: 
The vision of this set was to present all of the sessions led by Eddie Condon and Bud Freeman for both the Commodore and Decca labels. 

The quality of the source material will differ from track to track as we have utilized the best sounding mint 78s, lacquer discs and Decca CDs (these CDs contain transfers from the original lacquers). In some cases we were fortunate to obtain Australian Decca 78s which contain a smoother surface than the U.S. Deccas of this period. We also have speed corrected each track; a normal procedure in the Mosaic transferring process. 

We’ve made efforts to determine whether Bobby Hackett and Max Kaminsky play either cornet or trumpet to the best of our ability. The same holds for Brad Gowans when playing trombone, valve trombone or valide. 



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