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The Savory Collection 1935-1940


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The Savory Collection 1935-1940
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DISCOGRAPHY:

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THE SAVORY COLLECTION

 DISC I           

COLEMAN HAWKINS

1. Body And Soul (X) (5:51)

            (Heyman-Sour-Eyton-Green) Harms, Inc. 

2. Basin Street Blues (X) (5:50)

(Spencer Williams)

3. Lazy Butterfly (X) (1:03)

            (Coleman Hawkins)

ELLA FITZGERALD

4. A-Tiskit, A-Tasket (II) (2:22)

            (E. Fitzgerald-V. Alexander)

5. (I’ve Been) Saving Myself For You (II) (2:50)

            (Cahn-Chaplin-Fox)

FATS WALLER

6. Yacht Club Swing (theme and intro)

            (Autrey-Johnson-Waller)

    Hold My Hand

            (J.C. Johnson-F. Waller) (RR) (3:39)

7. I Haven’t Changed A Thing (RR) (3:56)

            (Goldsen-Mills-Nemo)

8. (Medley):

            Summer Souvenirs (J.Fred Coots-C. Newman)

            Who Blew Out The Flame? (S. Fain-M. Parish) (RR) (5:38)

9. (Medley):

            You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby (J. Mercer-H. Warren)

            Sixty Seconds Got Together (M. David-J. Livingston) (RR) (3:44)

10. I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams (RR) (2:26)

(J. Burke-J. Monaco)

11. When I Go A-Dreaming (RR) (2:50)

(B. Reichner-C. Boland)

12. Alligator Crawl (RR) (1:38)

            (Fats Waller)

13. The Spider and the Fly (RR) (2:40)

            (Johnson-Razaf-Waller)

LIONEL HAMPTON 

14. Dinah (W) (7:01)

            (Lewis-Young-Akst)

15. Star Dust (W) (2:58)

            (H. Carmichael-M. Parish)

16. Chinatown, My Chinatown (W) (2:25)

            (W. Jerome-J. Schwartz)

17. Blues (W) (9:52)

            (improvisation)

18. Rosetta (W) (4:06)

            (E. Hines-H. Woode)

CARL KRESS & DICK MCDONOUGH

19. Heat Wave (EE) (2:20)

            (Irving Berlin)

EMILIO CACERES TRIO

20. China Boy (S) (2:26)

            (P. Boutelje-R. Winfree)

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DISC II         

ALBERT AMMONS

1. Boogie Woogie Stomp (A) (3:03)

            (Albert Ammons)

ROY ELDRIDGE

2. Body And Soul (II) (4:23)

            (Heyman-Sour-Eyton-Green)

ROY ELDRIDGE / CHICK WEBB

3. Liza (II) (2:03)

            (Gershwin-Gershwin-Kahn)

FATS WALLER

4. Honeysuckle Rose (QQ) (6:31)

            (F. Waller-A. Razaf)

5. China Boy (QQ) (5:53)                                               

(P. Boutelje-R. Winfree)

6. I’m Comin’ Virginia (QQ) (4:35)

            (W.M. Cook-D. Heywood)    

7. Blues (QQ) (5:24)

            (improvisation)

8. I Got Rhythm (QQ) (2:05)

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

JOHN KIRBY

9. From A Flat To C (CC) (2:39)

            (Billy Kyle)

10. Blues Petite (DD) (3:43)

            (Charlie Shavers)

11. Front And Center (AA) (2:50)

            (C. Shavers-J. Kirby)

12. Effervescent Blues (Z) (2:43)

            (Charlie Shavers)

13. Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day (DD) (2:23)

            (T. Koehler-H. Arlen)

14. Echoes of Harlem (Z) (3:36)

            (Duke Ellington)

15. Boogie Woogie (BB) (2:56)

            (Pinetop Smith)

16. Milumbu (Z) (3:23)

            (Charlie Shavers)

17. Rehearsin' For A Nervous Breakdown (CC) (3:27)

(Charlie Shavers)

18. Honeysuckle Rose (Y) (1:07)

            (F. Waller-A. Razaf) 

BENNY CARTER

19. More Than You Know (T) (4:26)

            (Rose-Eliscu-Youmans)

20. Honeysuckle Rose (T) (1:21)

(F. Waller-A. Razaf)

JOE SULLIVAN

21. China Boy (MM) (1:28)

            (P. Boutelje-R. Winfree)

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DISC III

JOE MARSALA 

1. Jazz Me Blues (FF) (5:26)

            (Tom Delaney)

2. California, Here I Come (FF) (6:53)

            (DeSylva-Jolson-Meyer)

3. When Did You Leave Heaven? (FF) (7:21)

            (W. Bullock-R. Whiting) 

4. The Sheik Of Araby (FF) (4:42)

            (H. Smith-T. Snyder)

BOBBY HACKETT

5. Body And Soul (U) (2:12)

            (Heyman-Sour-Eyton-Green)

6. Embraceable You (V) (2:48)

            (G. Gershwin-I Gershwin)

7. Muskrat Ramble (V) (2:09)

            (Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory)

JACK TEAGARDEN

8. Honeysuckle Rose (PP) (5:04)

            (F. Waller-A. Razaf) 

9. Jeepers Creepers (PP) (6:10)

            (J. Mercer-H. Warren)

MILDRED BAILEY

10. My Melancholy Baby (B) (3:41)

(Norton-Watson-Burnett)

11. Truckin' (B) (2:41)

            (R. Bloom-T. Koehler) 

12. Rockin’ Chair (theme)

            (Hoagy Carmichael)

      More Than You Know (C) (4:14)

            (Rose-Eliscu-Youmans)

13. The Day I Let You Get Away (C) (2:08)

            (Seymour-Bunch-Lawnhurst)

STUFF SMITH

14. Crescendo In Drums (KK) (3:57)

            (Edgar Battle)

15. I’se A’ Muggin (JJ) (2:28)

            (Stuff Smith)

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DISC IV

TEDDY WILSON

1. Cocoanut Groove (SS) (2:17)

            (Rudy Powell)

2. Jitterbug Jump (SS) (4:28)

            (E. Battle-I. Miller)

3. Sweet Lorraine (SS) (3:48)

            (M. Parrish-C. Burwell)

GLENN MILLER

4. By The Waters Of The Minnetonka (GG) (4:42)

            (Thurlow Lieurance)

5. Tuxedo Junction (HH) (4:20)

            (Hawkins-Dash-Johnson)

6. In The Mood (HH) (3:16)

            (Joe Garland)

JOE SULLIVAN

7. Gin Mill Blues (OO) (3:08)

            (Joe Sullivan) 

8. Just Strollin' (LL) (1:33)

            (Joe Sullivan)

9. Little Rock Getaway (LL) (2:16)

            (Joe Sullivan)

10. Improvisation #1 (NN) (10:00)

            (Joe Sullivan)

11. Improvisation #2 (NN) (7:11)

            (Joe Sullivan)

12. Improvisation #3 (NN) (2:29)

            (Joe Sullivan)

13. Improvisation #4 (NN) (5:12)

            (Joe Sullivan)

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DISC V         

COUNT BASIE

1. One O'Clock Jump (#1) (D) (4:38)

            (Count Basie)

2. Every Tub (#1) (D) (3:07)

            (C. Basie-E. Durham)

3. Boogie Woogie (#1) (D) (2:00)

            (Pinetop Smith)

4. Farewell Blues

            (Mares-Ropollo-Schoebel)

    Moten Swing (closing theme)

            (B. Moten-B. Moten) (D) (3:35)

5. I Ain't Got Nobody (E) (3:09)

            (Graham-Williams-Peyton)

6. Every Tub (#2) (E) (2:47)

            (C. Basie-E. Durham)

7. Honeysuckle Rose (F) (4:06)

            (F. Waller-A. Razaf) 

8. Stop Beatin' Around The Mulberry Bush (G) (4:01)

            (B. Reichner-C. Boland)

 

9. Roseland Shuffle (#1) (H) (2:17)

            (Count Basie)

10. Texas Shuffle (#1) (H) (4:48)

            (E. Battle-H. Evans)

11. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (H) (2:00)

            (Irving Berlin)

12. St. Louis Blues (H) (4:19)

            (W.C. Handy)

13. Rosetta (I) (3:31)

            (E. Hines-H. Woode)

14. Blue And Sentimental (I) (3:25)

(Basie-David-Livingston)

15. He Ain't Got Rhythm (I) (2:40)

            (Irving Berlin)

16. Moten Swing (I) (3:06)

            (B. Moten-B. Moten)

17. Harlem Shout (J) (3:08)

            (Eddie Durham) 

18. Oh, Lady Be Good (#1) (J) (2:28)

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

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DISC VI

COUNT BASIE

1. Limehouse Blues (#1) (K) (2:33)

            (P. Braham-D. Furber)

2. Texas Shuffle (#2) (K) (4:22)

            (E. Battle-H. Evans)

3. Russian Lullaby (K) (2:25)

            (Irving Berlin)

4. Shout And Feel It (L) (2:17)

            (Count Basie)

5. Good Morning Blues (M) (3:05)

            (Basie-Durham-Rushing)

6. Limehouse Blues (#2) (M) (2:25)

            (P. Braham-D. Furber)

7. I Never Knew (#1) (N) (2:22)

            (T. FioRito-G. Kahn)

8. One O' Clock Jump (#2) (O) (2:49)

            (Count Basie)

9. Sent For You Yesterday (O) (3:24)

            (Basie-Durham-Rushing)

10. Swingin The Blues (O) (3:43)

            (C. Basie-E. Durham)

11. Every Tub (#3) (P) (3:09)

            (C. Basie-E. Durham)

12. Jumpin' At The Woodside (P) (4:12)

            (Count Basie)

13. Pound Cake (P) (2:45)

            (H. Edison-C. Basie)

14. Roseland Shuffle (#2) (P) (1:38)

            (Count Basie)

15. Boogie Woogie (#2) (P) (3:02)

            (Pinetop Smith)

16. Pannasie Stomp (P) (4:32)

            (Count Basie)

17. Oh, Lady Be Good (#2) (P) (2:51)

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

18. The Apple Jump (#1) (Q) (2:41)

            (Count Basie)

19. The Apple Jump (#2) (R) (3:03)

            (Count Basie)

20. I Never Knew (#2) (R) (3:27)

            (T. FioRito-G. Kahn)

21. Bugle Call Rag (R) (2:42)

            (Schoebel-Meyers-Pettis)


This discography is presented by artist in alphabetical order. Many of the broadcasts presented here are incomplete programs and therefore we are uncertain of the exact order of performance. It should also be noted that the CDs in this set do not follow the format of this discography.

 

All performances are previously unissued on record or CD unless noted.

 

Radio network abbreviations in this discography are as follows: CBS = Columbia Broadcasting System; MBS = Mutual Broadcasting System; NBC = National Broadcasting Company.

 

Some of the titles by Count Basie and his Orchestra are heard in more than version. They are listed chronologically as #1 and #2 or #3 (as in the case of Every Tub).

 

The following reference materials used for this discography were All Of Me – The Complete Discography Of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems (Scarecrow Press, 2006);  Bing – His Legendary Years 1931-1957 (Discography used for the booklet in the 4 CD set MCA-10887); Count Basie: A Bio-Discography by Chris Sheridan (Greenwood Press); Ella Fitzgerald: An Annotated Discography by J. Wilfred Johnson (McFarland & Co., 2006); Fats Waller – “On The Air”: The Radio Broadcasts & Discography by Steven Taylor (Scarecrow Press); The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Lord Music Reference, Inc.); Moonlight Serenade: A Bio-discography of the Glenn Miller Civilian Band by John Flower (Arlington House); Paul Whiteman – Pioneer In American Music (Volume 2) (1930-1967) by Don Rayno (Scarecrow Press); Swing Era Scrapbook: The Teenage Diaries And Radio Logs Of Bob Inman, 1936-1938 by Bob Inman and Ken Vail (Scarecrow Press); the website www.newspapers.com and Marc Cantor’s Jazz On Film website.

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(A) ALBERT AMMONS: Albert Ammons (p), Henry Turner or Johnny Williams (b), Ed Dougherty or Johnny Wells (d).                                                                                                                                                                    WNEW remote broadcast,Café Society,

                                                                        NYC, December 14, 1939     

Boogie Woogie Stomp

 

Note: Although it has not been determined who plays bass or drums on this, all of the above were in attendance and playing at Café Society on this night.

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(B) MILDRED BAILEY: accompanied by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Eddie Wade, Harry Goldfield, Charlie Teagarden (tp), Bill Rank, Jack Teagarden, Hal Matthews (tb), Bennie Bonacio (b-cl, as, cl), Charlie Strickfaden (cl, as), Frank Trumbauer (cl, C-mel), John Cordaro (ts), Edward Powell (fl, ts), Kurt Dieterle, Mischa Russell, Matty Malneck, Harry Struble (vln), unidentified (vla), unidentified (cello), Roy Bargy (p), Mike Pingitore (g), Art Miller (b), Larry Gomar (d), Mildred Bailey (vcl).

                                                                                                     “Kraft Music Hall” program,

                                                                                                    NBC Studios, NYC, September 19, 1935

My Melancholy Baby (MB-vcl)         

Truckin' (MB-vcl)  

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.

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(C) MILDRED BAILEY: Stew Pletcher (tp), Donald McCook (cl), Herbie Haymer (ts), Red Norvo (xyl), Ram Ramirez (p), Dave Barbour (g), Pete Peterson (b), Maurice Purtill (d), Mildred Bailey (vcl).

                                                                        “Swingtime At NBC” program,NBC Studios, NYC, March 29, 1936                       

Rockin’ Chair (intro) (MB, unidentified trio-vcl)

More Than You Know (MB-vcl)       

The Day I Let You Get Away (MB-vcl)       

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.

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(D) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (tp), Bennie Morton (tb), Eddie Durham (tb, arr), Dan Minor (tb), Earle Warren (as), Lester Young, Herschel Evans (cl, ts), Jack Washington (as, bari), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d), Helen Humes, Jimmy Rushing (vcl), Buster Smith (arr), Martin Block (announcer).

                                                                        WNEW remote broadcast,

                                                                        “Carnival Of Swing Festival”,

                                                                        Randall’s Island, NY, May 29, 1938

One O’ Clock Jump (#1) (ED, BS-arr)

Every Tub (#1) (ED-arr)

Boogie Woogie (#1) (JR-vcl) (head arr)

Farewell Blues (poss. ED-arr) / Moten Swing (closing theme)

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(E) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as(D)except Dicky Wells (tb) replaces Durham.

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, August 18, 1938

I Ain't Got Nobody (JR-vcl) (prob. ED)

Every Tub (#2) (ED-arr)

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(F) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Ed Lewis, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (tp), Bennie Morton (tb), Dicky Wells, Dan Minor (tb), Earle Warren (as), Lester Young, Herschel Evans (cl, ts), Jack Washington (as, bari), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d), Helen Humes, Jimmy Rushing (vcl), Eddie Durham, Andy Gibson,Don Redman (arr).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, August 28, 1938

Honeysuckle Rose

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(G) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, August 30, 1938

Stop Beatin’ Around The

            Mulberry Bush (JR, ens.-vcl) (DR-arr)

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(H) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, August 31, 1938

Roseland Shuffle (#1) (head arr)

Texas Shuffle (#1) (head arr)

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

St. Louis Blues (JR-vcl)

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(I) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, October 11, 1938

Rosetta

Blue And Sentimental (HH-vcl) (ED-arr)

He Ain’t Got Rhythm (JR-vcl)

Moten Swing

 

Note: It has been suggested that Buck Clayton arranged <SC>he ain’t got rhythm<XC>.

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(J) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).                                                                                                                     CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, October 12, 1938

Harlem Shout (ED-arr)

Oh, Lady Be Good (#1)

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(K) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, October 19, 1938

Limehouse Blues (#1) (prob. AG-arr)

Texas Shuffle (#2) (head arr)

Russian Lullaby (JR-vcl)

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(L) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, October 30, 1938

Shout And Feel It (ED-arr)

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(M) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, November 2, 1938

Good Morning Blues (JR-vcl) (ED-arr)

Limehouse Blues (#2) (prob. AG-arr)

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(N) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (F).

                                                                        CBS remote broadcast, Famous Door,

                                                                        NYC, November 6, 1938

I Never Knew (#1) (JR-vcl) (ED-arr)

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(O) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Ed Lewis, Shad Collins, Buck Clayton, Harry Edison (tp), Bennie Morton, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor (tb), Earle Warren (as), Lester Young, Buddy Tate (cl, ts), Jack Washington (as, bari), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d), Jimmy Rushing (vcl), Eddie Durham, Andy Gibson, Buster Smith (arr).    

                                                                       “Columbia Dance Hour” program,

                                                                        CBS network, unidentified location,

                                                                        April 2, 1939

One O’ Clock Jump (#2) (ED, BS-arr)

Sent For You Yesterday (JR-vcl) (ED-arr)

Swingin The Blues (ED-arr)

 

Note: The beginning of <SC>one o’ clock jump<XC> is cut from the broadcast.

 

Although discographies have listed this as a broadcast over the Canadian Broadcasting Company, no firm documentation has come forth proving Basie and the band were in Canada at the time of this performance. Radio logs from various newspapers confirm the title of this broadcast as shown above including one such listing as a “CBS Down Beat” program (although it is doubtful Down Beat had anything to do with this program). Check DBeats. Other participants on this broadcast were Don Alfonso’s Orchestra and vocalists Barry Wood and Nan Wynn.

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(P) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (O).

                                                                        NBC remote broadcast, Panther Room,

                                                                        Chicago, May 19, 1939

Every Tub (#3) (ED-arr)

Jumpin' At The Woodside (head arr)

Pound Cake (head arr)

Roseland Shuffle (#2) (head arr)

Boogie Woogie (#2) (JR-vcl) (head arr)

Pannasie Stomp (head arr)

Oh, Lady Be Good (#2)

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(Q) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (O).

                                                            “Man With A Band” broadcast,

                                                             unidentified station, NYC, December 9, 1939

The Apple Jump (#1) (AG-arr)
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(R) COUNT BASIE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Harry Edison, Buck Clayton (tp), Vic Dickenson, Dicky Wells, Dan Minor (tb), Earle Warren (as), Lester Young, Buddy Tate (cl, ts), Jack Washington (as, bari), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Walter Page (b), Jo Jones (d), Andy Gibson (arr).         

                                                                        NBC remote broadcast, Southland Ballroom,

                                                                        Boston, Ma., February 28, 1940

The Apple Jump (#2) (AG-arr)

I Never Knew (#2) (AG-arr)

Bugle Call Rag (prob. AG-arr)

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(S) EMILIO CACERES TRIO: Ernie Caceres (cl, bari), Emilio Caceres (vln), Johnny Gomez (g).

                                                                        “Camel Caravan” program, CBS Studios,                                                                              NYC, October 19, 1937

China Boy

 

Note: Ernie Caceres is heard playing two clarinets simultaneously.

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(T) BENNY CARTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: (collective personnel)Lincoln Mills, Joe Thomas, Archie Johnson, Bobby Woodlen, Louis Bacon (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Vic Dickenson, Jimmy Archey (tb), Benny Carter (as, tp, arr), Jimmy Powell, Carl Frye (as), Ernie Powell, Castor McCord, Sammy Davis (ts), Eddie Heywood (p), Ulysses Livingston, Arnold Adams (g), Hayes Alvis (b), Henry Morrison, Ted Fields, Keg Purnell (d).                                     

                                                            NBC-Blue (later ABC) remote broadcast,

                                                                        Savoy Ballroom, NYC, April 17, 1939

More Than You Know (BC-arr)

Honeysuckle Rose (BC-arr) (ending fades)

Note: Presented in the order of performance.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________(U) BOBBY HACKETT: Bobby Hackett (cor), Henry Levine (tp), Jack Epstein (tb), Alfie Evans (cl), Rudolph Adler (ts), Mario Janarro (p), Tony Colucci (g), Harry Patent (b), Nat Levine (d).

                                                                      “Chamber Music Of Lower Basin Street”

                                                                        program, NBC Studios, NYC, June 23, 1940

Body And Soul                                                           Fanfare 23-123 (LP)

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(V) BOBBY HACKETT: Bobby Hackett (cor), Brad Gowans (v-tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Dave Bowman (p), Eddie Condon (g), Clyde Newcombe (b), Andy Picard (d).

                                                                        “Chesterfield Time” program, CBS Studios,                                                                          NYC,August 17, 1938

Embraceable You                                                        Mr. Music MMCD-7008 (CD)

Muskrat Ramble                                                                                  -

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.

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(W) LIONEL HAMPTON JAM SESSION: Charlie Shavers (tp), Vernon Brown (tb), Dave Matthews (as), Herschel Evans (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, p-1, vcl), Howard Smith (p), Milt Hinton (b), Cozy Cole (d), Martin Block (announcer).

                                                                        “Make Believe Ballroom” program,

                                                                        WNEW Studios, NYC, December 28, 1938

Dinah

Star Dust

Chinatown, My Chinatown -1

Blues (LH-vcl)

Rosetta

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.

 

Host Martin Block announces this program as “Wednesday Night Jam At The Ballroom” which was a regular weekly feature as part of his “Make Believe Ballroom” program. He also gives the call letters as WABC at the end of the broadcast. This is not the well known radio network nor, as of this writing, the still operating, local New York AM radio station, but a network of which WNEW was an affiliate. ________________________________________________________________________

(X) COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Probable personnel: Bill Dillard, Joe Guy, Tommy Lindsay (tp), Claude Jones, Earl Hardy, Billy Kato (tb), Jackie Fields, Eustice Moore (as), Ernie Powell (cl, ts), Coleman Hawkins, Kermit Scott (ts), Gene Rodgers (p), Lawrence Lucie (g), Johnny Williams (b), Art Herbert (d), Thelma Carpenter (vcl), Dan McCullough (announcer).

                                                                        MBS remote, Fiesta Danceteria,

                                                                        NYC, May 17, 1940

Body And Soul

Basin Street Blues (TC-vcl)

Lazy Butterfly (theme)

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(Y) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Charlie Shavers (tp), Buster Bailey (cl), Russell Procope (as), Billy Kyle (p), John Kirby (b), O’Neil Spencer (d), Leo Watson (vcl).     

WNEW remote, Onyx Club,

                                                                        NYC, March 24, 1938

Honeysuckle Rose (LW-vcl)

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(Z) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Charlie Shavers (tp), Buster Bailey (cl), Russell Procope (as), Billy Kyle (p), John Kirby (b), O’Neil Spencer (d), Canada Lee (narrator).

                                                                        “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, June 2, 1940

Effervescent Blues

Echoes of Harlem

Milumbu

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(AA) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (Z).

                                                                        “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, June 23, 1940

Front And Center

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(BB) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (Z).

                                                                        “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, July 14, 1940

Boogie Woogie

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(CC) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (Z).

                                                                        “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, July 28, 1940

From A Flat To C

Rehearsin' For A Nervous Breakdown

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(DD) JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as above.

                                                                        “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, August 4, 1940

Minnie The Moocher’s Wedding Day                       

Blues Petite                            

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(EE) CARL KRESS & DICK MCDONOUGH: Guitar duo.

                                                                        “Swingtime At NBC” program,NBC Studios, NYC, March 29, 1936

Heat Wave

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(FF) JOE MARSALA JAM SESSION: Bobby Hackett (cor), Joe Marsala (cl), Ernie Caceres (bari), Joe Bushkin (p), Carmen Mastren (g), Sam Shoobe(b), George Wettling (d), Martin Block (announcer).

                                                                        “Make Believe Ballroom” program,

                                                                        WNEW Studios, NYC, December 7, 1938

Jazz Me Blues

California, Here I Come

When Did You Leave Heaven?

The Sheik Of Araby

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.       

 

The beginning of <SC>jazz me blues<XC> was not on the original disc.

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(GG) GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Bob Price, Johnny Austin,  Louis Mucci (tp), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Brad Jenney, Al Mastren (tb), Hal McIntyre, Wilbur Schwartz, Bill Stegmeyer (as), Tex Beneke (cl, ts), Stanley Aronson (ts),  Chummy MacGregor (p), Rollie Bundock (b), Bob Spangler (d).

                                                                        MBS remote, Reade’s Casino,                                                                                                Asbury Park, NJ, July 7, 1938

By The Waters Of The Minnetonka (GM-arr)

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(HH) GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Clyde Hurley, Leigh Knowles, Mickey McMickle, John Best (tp), Glenn Miller (tb, arr), Tommy Mack, Paul Tanner, Frank D'Annolfo (tb), Wilbur Schwartz, Hal McIntyre, Jimmy Abato (as), Tex Beneke, Al Klink (ts), Chummy MacGregor (p, arr), Dick Fisher (g), Rollie Bundock (b), Maurice Purtill (d), Eddie Durham, Joe Garland, Jerry Gray (arr).

                                                            Martin Block 5th Anniversary Show,                                                                                      WNEW, Ambassador Hotel, NYC,

                                                            February 3, 1940

Tuxedo Junction (JG-arr)                                Mutual transcription (un-numbered) (LP)

In The Mood (GM, CM, JG, poss. ED)          previously unissued

 

Note: The above LP release of <SC>tuxedo junction<XC> was for radio station play only but did appear commercially on a rare CD release from Japan titled “Funhouse Century Heritage – The Swing” on BMG Family Club DRF-8301/8310.

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(II) SATURDAY NIGHT SWING CLUB STUDIO ORCHESTRA with ROY ELDRIDGE / ELLA FITZGERALD / CHICK WEBB: Roy Eldridge (tp) -1, Teddy McRae (ts) -4, Tommy Fulford (p), Chick Webb -2, Johnny Williams -3 (d), Ella Fitzgerald (vcl), Van Alexander (arr), accompanied by an unidentified personnel from a CBS studio orchestra directed by Leith Stevens. A possible collective personnel includes: Mickey Bloom, Russ Case, Robert Johnson, Willis Kelly, Mannie Klein, Nat Natoli, Dave Wade, Lloyd Williams (tp), Jack Jenney, Will Bradley, Russ Genner, Joe Vargas (tb), Toots Mondello, Dave Harris, Artie Manners, Babe Russin, Hank Ross, Pete Pumiglio, George Tudor (reeds), Frankie Worrell, Bobby Michaelson (g), Lou Shoobe, Ward Lay (b).

“Saturday Night Swing Club” program,

                                                                        CBS Studios, NYC, August 13, 1938

Body And Soul -1, -3                                                 previously unissued

A-Tisket, A-Tasket (EF-vcl) (VA-arr) -2                                   -

(I’ve Been) Saving Myself For You (EF-vcl) -3, -4   Fanfare 17-117 (LP)

Liza (VA-arr) -1, -2                                                     Jazz Archives JA-33 (LP)

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(JJ) STUFF SMITH AND HIS ONYX CLUB BOYS: Jonah Jones (tp, vcl), Stuff Smith (vln, vcl), James Sherman (p), Bobby Bennett (g), Mack Walker (b), Cozy Cole (d).

                                                                                “Swingtime At NBC” program,NBC Studios, NYC, March 29, 1936           

I’se A Muggin’ (SS, JJ, ens-vcl)        

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(KK) STUFF SMITH AND HIS ONYX CLUB BOYS: Jonah Jones (tp), Ben Webster (ts), Clyde Hart (p), Stuff Smith (vln), Bobby Bennett (g), Mack Walker (b), Cozy Cole (d).

                                                            WNEW remote broadcast,

                                                            “Carnival Of Swing Festival”,

                                                            Randall’s Island, NY, May 29, 1938

Crescendo In Drums

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(LL) JOE SULLIVAN: piano solo-1; with John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra -2. Collective personnel may include: Andy Secrest, Eddie Ehlert, Charles Green (tp), Abe Lincoln, Galen Gloyde, King Jackson (tb), Jack Mayhew, Joseph Krechter (as), John Cascales, Richard Clark, Happy Lawson (ts), Walter Ruick, Maurice Friedman (p), Perry Botkin (g), Ben Crietz, Slim Taft (b), Spike Jones (d).

                                                                        “Kraft Music Hall” program, NBC Studios,

                                                                        Hollywood, Ca.,January 1, 1938

Just Strollin' -1

Little Rock Getaway -2

 

Note: Presented in the order of performance.       

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(MM) JOE SULLIVAN BAND: Murph Steinberg (tp), Ed Hall (cl), Danny Polo (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Henry Turner (b), Johnny Wells (d).

                                                                        WNEW remote broadcast, Café Society,

                                                                        NYC, December 14, 1939

China Boy

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(NN) JOE SULLIVAN: piano solos.

                                                                        Private party, unidentified location,January 28, 1940

Improvisation #1

Improvisation #2

Improvisation #3

Improvisation #4

 

Note: This was probably recorded at the home of Bill Savory or an acquaintance where Savory had taken his recording equipment.

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(OO) JOE SULLIVAN: Henry Levine (tp), Jack Epstein (tb), Alfie Evans (cl), Rudolph Adler (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Tony Colucci (g), Harry Patent (b), Nat Levine (d).

                                                “Chamber Music Of Lower Basin Street” program,

                                                  NBC Studios, NYC, May 26, 1940

Gin Mill Blues

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(PP) JACK TEAGARDEN JAM SESSION: Charlie Shavers (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Kenneth Hollon (ts) -1, Bill Miller (p), Teddy Bunn (g), Johnny Williams (b), Leo Watson (d, vcl), Johnny Mercer (vcl).

                                                                        “Make Believe Ballroom” program,

                                                                        WNEW Studios, NYC, January 11, 1939

Honeysuckle Rose -1

Jeepers Creepers (JM, JT, LW-vcl)

 

Note: Two other titles appear on this broadcast but they were in very poor sound and are therefore not included in this package.
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(QQ) FATS WALLER JAM SESSION: Charlie Teagarden (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb, vcl), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Fats Waller (p, vcl), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Zutty Singleton (d), Martin Block (ann).

                                                                        “Make Believe Ballroom” program,

                                                                        WNEW Studios, NYC, November 23, 1938

Honeysuckle Rose (FW-vcl)

China Boy

I’m Comin’ Virginia

Blues (JT-vcl)

I Got Rhythm

Note: Presented in the order of performance.       

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(RR) FATS WALLER AND HIS RHYTHM: Herman Autrey (tp), Gene Sedric (cl, ts), Fats Waller (p, vcl), Al Casey (g), Cedric Wallace (b), Slick Jones (d), Lyle Van (announcer).

                                                                        NBC-Red Network remote broadcast,

                                                                        Yacht Club, NYC, October 22, 1938

Yacht Club Swing (theme song)

Hold My Hand (FW-vcl)

I Haven’t Changed A Thing (FW-vcl)

(Medley): Summer Souvenirs / Who Blew Out The Flame?

(Medley): You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Sixty Seconds Got Together

I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams

When I Go A-Dreaming

The Spider And The Fly (FW, ens-vcl)

Alligator Crawl -1

 

-1 piano solo

 

 

Note: This broadcast is presented here in the order of performance, however, on Disc I <SC>the spider and the fly<XC> and <XC>alligator crawl<XC>are reversed.

 

<SC>a-tisket, a-tasket<XC> is listed in the NBC log book as the last tune of this broadcast but was crossed out and is not part of Savory’s recordings.

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(SS) TEDDY WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Karl George, Shorty Baker, Doc Cheatham (tp), Floyd Brady, Jake Wiley (tb), Rudy Powell (cl, as, arr), Pete Clark (as, bari), Ben Webster, George Irish (ts), Teddy Wilson (p, arr), Al Casey (g), Al Hall (b), J.C. Heard (d).

                                                                        MBS remote, Golden Gate Ballroom,

                                                                        NYC, December 29, 1939

Cocoanut Groove (RP-arr)

Jitterbug Jump

Sweet Lorraine (TW-arr)

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Album Index:

12” LP

Fanfare 23-123         Various Artists              Small Band Jazz Volume II: The Famous                                                                              Chamber Society Of Lower Basin Street,

                                                                        1940-1941 Broadcasts

 

Fanfare 17-117         Various Artists             The Saturday Night Swing Club

                                                                        Is On The Air

 

Jazz Archives JA-33               Chick Webb                Bronzeville Stomp

 

CD                                 

Mr. Music MMCD-7008         Paul Whiteman            Paul Whiteman and his Chesterfield

                                                                                    Orchestra Featuring Jack Teagarden

                                                           

 

Co-Producers: Loren Schoenberg, Ken Druker, Michael Cuscuna and Scott Wenzel

Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

Disc transfers, sound restoration and mastering by Doug Pomeroy

 

24 bit technology was utilized at all stages of the production of this Mosaic release.

 

Special thanks: Malcolm Addey, Carl E. and Lila Ammons, Anthony Barnett, Ed Berger, Anthony Caceres, David Caceres, Emilio Caceres Jr., James Carter, Hilma Carter, Kevin Cerovich, Maggie Condon, Jan Evensmo, Zev Feldman, David Fletcher, Tim Francis, Ernie Hackett, The Grammy Foundation, Colette Hawkins, Tad Hershorn, Jonnie Miller Hoffman, Ethan Iverson, Richard Kress, John Landry, Ryan Maloney, Sonny McGown, Kenneth A. McIntyre, Dan Morgenstern, Hank O’Neal, Vincent Pelote, Tom Piazza, Ed Polic, Frank Rich, Julia Rinker-Miller, Joy Rosenthal, Richard and Fran Rosman, Samantha Samuels, Susan Schmidt-Horning, John Leroy Smith, Dennis M. Spragg, Michael Steinman, Elizabeth Surles, Dr. Billy Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Joe Teagarden, Eleisa Trampler, Dorian Waller, Kenny Washington, Scott Wenzel, James Wilson, Paula Williams-Morris, Lester Young, Jr.

 

Sincere appreciation to Jonathan Scheuer and Daryl Libow without whose indefatigable support this project would never have come to fruition.

 

Special mention must be made of the phenomenal archival disc and audio restoration work done (and generosity) over the course of seven years by The Wizard of Baltic Street, Doug Pomeroy.

 

We remember our friend Gene Savory. Without his attention, his father's collection would have disappeared. Without his generosity, the music would never have been shared with the world.

 

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Our mission is to preserve, promote, and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation, and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. For information about our public programs, archives, history, and membership, please visit jmih.org

 

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This compilation ©2017 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 425 Fairfield Ave, Suite 421, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved. Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/e-mail: info@mosaicrecords.com. Web site: www.mosaicrecords.com.

 

Printed in the U.S.A.

 

Producer’s Note:

Since many of these broadcasts are incomplete programs, there may be other performances that exist in private collections but were not recorded by Bill Savory and, therefore, not a part of this package.

 

            The sound quality of these broadcasts will differ from track to track. However, the following discs presented problems that could not be eliminated in either the transfer or restoring process: The following is a list of some of the more problematic tracks:

John Kirby - minnie the moocher’s wedding day – static throughout

Mildred Bailey / Stuff Smith - The entire “Swingtime At NBC” program was of

                                                  particularly poor quality.

Stuff Smith - The Randall’s Island broadcast includes “bleeding” from neighboring radio              frequencies throughout.

Glenn Miller - in the mood – high frequency signal noises persist.

 

Scott Wenzel

 



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