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Complete Woody Herman Decca, Mars, MGM Sessions (1943-54)


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Complete Woody Herman Decca, Mars, MGM Sessions (1943-54)
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THE COMPLETE WOODY HERMAN DECCA, MARS AND MGM SESSIONS                                                                     (1943-1954)

                                   

All titles ASCAP except where noted

All titles are under 5:00

                                               

DISC I

1. The Music Stopped (A)                             

            (H. Adamson-J. McHugh) EMI Robbins Cat Inc / Uni Polygram

                                                                        International Pub.

2. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (A)

            (D. Ellington-S. Russell) Famous Music LLC / Harrison Music Corp. /

                        International Music Services / EMI Robbins Catalog Inc / EMI Music Pub Inc.

3. I Couldn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night (A)

            (H. Adamson-J. McHugh) EMI Robbins Cat Inc / Harold Adamson Music

4. By The River Of The Roses (B)    

            (J. Burke-M. Symes) BMG Gold Songs / Burke Joe Music Co. /

                                                                                                Shapiro Bernstein & Co Inc.

5. Basie’s Basement (B)                                 

            (Gene Sargent) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

6. Who Dat Up Dere? (B)                  

            (W. Kent-B. Russell) Kent Walter Music Co. / Music Sales Corp.

7. Noah (C)

            (J. Bishop-L. Corday) Morris Edwin H. & Co Inc.

8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (C) 

            (Cole Porter) Chappell & Co. / Warner Chappell Music Inc.

9. I Get A Kick Out Of You (C)                   

            (Cole Porter)  Harms Inc.

10. I’ll Get By (C)                                         

            (F. Ahlert-R. Turk) Pencil Mark Music Inc / Fred Ahlert Music Corp. /

       Bughouse Music Inc. /

11. Crying Sands (C)                                                 

            (Chubby Jackson) EMI Mills Music Inc.

12. Don't Believe Everything You Dream (C)          

            (H. Adamson-J. McHugh) EMI Robbins Cat Inc     

13. Speak Low (C)                                                     

            (K. Weill-O. Nash) Chappell & Co

14. Just Dreaming (C)                                                

            (Jimmy Carroll) Anne Rachel Music Corp

15. Starlight Souvenirs (C)                

            (Ted Shapiro) Dash Music Co Ltd

 

DISC II

1. Cherry (D)                          

            (Don Redman) Southern Music Corp.

 

2. Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet (D) 3:04

            (G. De Paul-D. Raye) EMI Feist Cat Inc.

3. Irresistible You (D)                               

            (G. De Paul-D. Raye) EMI Feist Cat Inc

4. It Must Be Jelly (D)                       

            (MacGregor-Skylar-Williams) Chappell-Co Inc / Music Sales Corp.

5. Say So (E)                          

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-Woodhouse) Ira Gershwin Music

                                                                                                / New World Music Co.

6. Goin’ Home (E)                 

            (M. Steiner-C. Tobias) Ched Music / J. Tobias Music / Jer Nor / Mark Steve

                                                            / Robert Lane Music / Warner Bros. Inc.

7. Refuse It (E)                      

            (D. Fisher-M. Fisher-Roberts) Roberts Allan Music Co. / Sony ATV Tunes

8. Ingie Speaks (E)                                 

            (Dave Matthews) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

9. As Long As I Live (F)

            (H. Arlen-T. Koehler) S. A. Music Co / Ted Koehler Music Co /

Fred Ahlert Music Co

10. Perdido (Lost) (F)

            (Tizol-Lenk-Drake) Lindabet Music Corp / The Songwriters Guild

11. I Didn't Know About You (F)    

            (D. Ellington-B. Russell)        Robbins Music

12. Blue Lullaby (F)                           

            (J. Bishop-L. Corday) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

13. As Long As I Live (G)                

            (H. Arlen-T. Koehler) S. A. Music Co / Ted Koehler Music Co /

Fred Ahlert Music Co

14. Saturday Night (G)                      

            (S. Cahn-J. Styne) Cahn Music Co / Quaytor Productions LLC /

                                                                                                                        WB Music Corp.

15. You Took Advantage Of Me (H)

            (L.Hart-R.Rodgers) Harms Inc. / Williamson Music Co.

16. Please Don't Say No (H)

            (S. Fain-R. Freed) EMI Feist Cat. Inc.

17. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues (H)                            

            (D. Ellington-D. George) Ricki Music Co. / Tempo Music Inc. /

                                                                        True Blue Music Pub. Co.

18. I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues (H)                

            (D. Ellington-D. George) Ricki Music Co. / Tempo Music Inc. /

                                                                        True Blue Music Pub. Co.

 

 

DISC III        

1. Bijou (I)     

            (Ralph Burns) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

2. Sweet And Lovely (I)        

            (Arnheim-Daniels-Tobias) EMI Robbins

3. Superman With A Horn (I)

            (Pete Candoli) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

4. Blowin’ Up A Storm (I)    

            (W. Herman-N. Hefti) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

5. The Man I Love (I)                        

            (G & I. Gershwin) New World Music Co. / Warner Bros. Inc

6. Four Men On A Horse (I)  

            (Chubby Jackson) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

7. The Good Earth (I)            

            (Neal Hefti) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

8. Ebony Concerto (I)

            (Igor Stravinsky) Boosey & Hawkes Inc.

9. Your Father’s Moustache (I)                     

            (B. Harris-W. Herman)  call rep.

10. Everywhere (I)                 

            (Bill Harris) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

11. Mean To Me (I)                            

            (R.Turk-F.Ahlert) Pencil Mark Music / Fred Ahlert Music / Cromwell Music

12. Red Top (I)                                              

            (Woody Herman) Princess Music Pub Corp.

13. I’ll Get By (I)       

            (F. Ahlert-R. Turk) Pencil Mark Music Inc / Fred Ahlert Music Corp. /

       Bughouse Music Inc. /

14. Panacea (I)                       

            (R.Burns-L.Feather) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

15. I Surrender, Dear (I)                    

            (H. Barris-G. Clifford) EMI Mills Music Inc.

16. Hallelujah (I)                                            

            (Robin-Grey-Youmans) Jerry Leiber Music / Mike Stoller Music / Range Road

   Music Inc. / Robin Leo Music Co. / WB Music Corp.

17. Heads Up (I)

            (S. Rogers-R. Norvo) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

18. One-Two-Three-Four Jump (I)                

            (Flip Phillips) EMI Robbins Cat Inc.

19. Summer Sequence (I)                   

            (Ralph Burns) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

20. Wild Root - Part I (I)                   

            (W.Herman-N.Hefti) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

21. Wild Root - Part 2 (I)                  

            (W.Herman-N.Hefti) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

22. With Someone New (I)                

            (Flip Phillips) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

 

DISC IV

1. Here Come The Blues (J)   

            (G. De Paul-D. Raye) Hub Music Co Inc / Walt Disney Music Co.

2. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries (J)           

            (L. Brown-R. Henderson) Warner Bros Inc / Warner Chappell Music Inc

3. I Left My Hat In Haiti (J)  

            (B. Lane-A.J. Lerner) Chappell-Co Inc / Primary Wave Songs

4. As Long As I Live (J)        

            (H. Arlen-T. Koehler) S. A. Music Co / Ted Koehler Music Co /

Fred Ahlert Music Co

5. Lonesome Gal (K)

            (J. Brooks-W. Schumann) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

6. Searching (K)         

            ( ___ Terry) call rep

7. Jet (K)                                                        

            (Revel-Benjamin-Weiss) Abilene Music Inc / Claude A Music Co /

                                                                                                Harry Revel Music Co

8. Ninety-Nine Guys (K)       

            (Carter-Ellis-Frigo) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

9. I Can See You (L)

            (N. Brodszky-S. Cahn) Music Pub Co of America

10. By George [Bop, Look And Listen] (L)              

            (George Shearing) call rep.

11. Leo The Lion (M)

            (Tiny Kahn) call rep.

12. It Isn’t Easy (M)              

            (Weston-Cahn-Stordahl)  Cahn Music Co. / Hanover Music Corp / Warner Bros Inc.

13. Cuban Holiday (N)                                              

            (Red Wootten) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

14. The Glory Of Love (N)    

            (William J. Hill) Shapiro & Bernstein & C0 Inc.

15. Hollywood Blues (N)                              

            (Gene Roland) call rep

16. Pass The Basket (N)         

            (H. Heath-J. Lange) Bulls Eye Music Inc.
17. New Golden Wedding (O)

            (James Noble) call rep.

18. Blue Flame (O)                                        

            (Bishop-Corday-Noble) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

19. Business Man’s Bounce (O)                    

            (Shorty Rogers) Morris Edwin H & Co Inc.

20. Prelude To A Kiss (O)                 

            (H. Arlen-T. Koehler) S. A. Music Co / Ted Koehler Music Co /

Fred Ahlert Music Co

 

 

 

DISC V

 

1. Brother Fats (P)     

            (Sunny Skylar) Music Sales Corp.

2. Three Handed Woman (P)             

            (B. Raleigh-H. Taylor) Wise Bros. Music LLC

3. My Baby’s Gone (P)          

            (___ Taub) call rep

4. Dandy Lion (P)                                          

            (___ Stoff) call rep

5. One For The Wonder (Q)              

            (S. Tepper-R. Bennett [also known as Brodsky]) Anne Rachel Music Corp.

6. Former Members Of The 106th Division (Q)

            (___ Prince - ___ Rogers)

7. Blues In Advance (R)        

            (Nell Drummond) Hollis Music Inc    BMI

8. Jump In The Line (R)                     

            (J. Cavanaugh-A. Higgs)                    BMI

9. Terrissita (R)                                              

            (Ralph Burns) Cromwell Music Inc.

10. Stompin’ At The Savoy (R)

(Goodman-Razaf-Sampson-Webb) EMI Robbins / Jewel Music / Songwriters Guild / Rytvoc Inc.

11. Early Autumn (S) 

            (Burns-Herman-Mercer) Cromwell Music Inc / WB Music Corp.

12. Celestial Blues (S)

            (Woody Herman) Cromwell Music Inc

13. Baby Clementine (S)

            (W. Herman-W. Stein) Cromwell Music Inc

14. Perdido (S)

(Juan Tizol) Lindabet Music Corp / The Songwriters Guild

15. Moten Stomp (S)

            (Bennie Moten-Bennie Moten) APRS            BMI

16. Singin’ In The Rain (S)

            (N. Brown-A. Freed) EMI Robbins Cat / EMI April Music

17. I Cried For You (T)                     

            (Freed-Arnheim-Lyman) EMI Miller Cat. Inc. / EMI Music Pub Inc.

18. Livin’ On Love (T)                      

            (Victor-Kelner-Herman) call rep.

19. Love Is Here To Stay (U)

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) George Gershwin Music/Ira Gershwin Music WB Music

20. East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) (U) 

            (Brooks Bowman) Joy Music

21. I Would Do Anything For You (U)                    

            (Hill-Williams-Hopkins) Simon George Music Co

22. In A Little Spanish Town (U)                  

            (Lewis-Wayne-Young) Warock Corp / EMI Feist Catalog Inc / EMI Music Pub.

 

 

 

DISC VI

1. Nice Work If You Can Get It (V)

            (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) Chappell & Co

2. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (V)

            (C. Gaskill-J. McHugh) Cotton Club Publishing / EMI Music Publishing

3. This Is New (V)                 

            (I. Gershwin-K. Weill) Hampshire House Pub Co / Ira Gershwin Music /

                                                                                    WB Music Corp

4. Almost Like Being In Love (V)

            (A. Lerner-F. Loewe) EMI April Music Inc.

5. Mother Goose Jumps (W)  

            (Burns-Herman-Stein) Cromwell Music Inc.

6. Lazy Lullaby (W)                           

            (George-Burns-Herman) Cromwell Music Inc

7. I’m Making Up For Lost Time (W)           

            (Sigman-Dorsey-Feller) call rep

8. Buck Dance (W)                            

            (W. Herman-N. Pierce) Cromwell Music Inc

9. No True Love (X)              

            (Jimmie Logsdon) Melody Trails Inc

10. Go Down The Wishin’ Road (X)            

            (Cavanaugh-Higgs-Stanton) Hollis Music Inc.           BMI

11. Blue Lou (X)                                

            (I. Mills-E. Sampson) EMI Mills Music Inc.

12. A Fool In Love (X)                      

            (S. Lippman-G. McQueen) call rep

13. Wooftie (X)                     

            (Chubby Jackson) Cromwell Music Inc

14. Never Mind The Noise In The Market (Y)          

            (Barnes-Cavanaugh-Higgs) Hollis Music Inc.            BMI

15. Run Joe (Y)                                  

            (Jordan-Merrick-Willoughby) Ocheri Pub Corp

16. Fancy Woman (Y)                                   

            (Bernard Hirsch) Folkways Music Pub Inc                BMI

17. Eight Babies To Mind (Y)           

            (B. Higgs-W. Stein) Hollis Music Inc             BMI
18. Blue Lou (alt) (X)

            (I. Mills-E. Sampson) EMI Mills Music Inc.


DISC VII1. Men From Mars (Z)                                   

            (Woody Herman) Cromwell Music Inc

2. Moody (Z)                         

            (C. Sigman-D. Ellington) call rep.

3. I’m Through With Love (Z)                       

            (Kahn-Malneck-Livingston) EMI Robbins / Etienne Marrix Music /

                                                            Gilbert Keyes Music / One Less Car Music

4. It Just Isn’t Home Without You (Z)          

            (M. David-T. Freeman) call rep

5. Beau Jazz (Z)                                 

            (W. Herman-R. Burns) Cromwell Music Inc

6. Four Others (AA)

            (Jimmy Giuffre) Cromwell Music Inc

7. I Love Paris (AA)

            (Cole Porter) Chappell Co Inc.

8. The Moon Is Blue (AA)

            (S. Fine-H.B. Gilbert) call rep.

9. Sorry ‘Bout The Whole Darned Thing (AA)

            (W. Robison-E. Culpepper) Cromwell Music Inc

10. Marakeesh (BB)

            (Larry Clinton) Essex Music Inc.

11. Love’s A Dog (BB)                                 

            (J. Goodwin-R. Burns) Cromwell Music Inc

12. Mess Around (CC)                                              

            (Ahmet Ertegun) Unichappel Music Inc

13. Castle Rock (CC)

            (Drake-Shirl-Sears) Lindabet Music Corp

14. Mambo The Most (CC)                                        

            (Woody Herman) Cromwell Music Inc

15. Mambo The (Ut) Most (CC)                                            

            (Woody Herman) Cromwell Music Inc

16. Sorry ‘Bout The Whole Darn Thing (alt) (AA)

            (W. Robison-E. Culpepper) Cromwell Music Inc

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            THE COMPLETE WOODY HERMAN DECCA, MARS AND MGM SESSIONS                                                                                             (1943-1954)

 

            For the purposes of this discography, only the first release of each matrix is listed. All titles in this discography were released initially on 78 except where noted.Non-U.S. releases are abbreviated (E) for England.

 

To the best of our knowledge, this discography is presented in the order in which each take was recorded. However, the CDs contained in this set are sequenced with the master take first and then any alternates at the conclusion 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.

 

The following reference materials were used for this discography: Jan Evensmo’s www.jazzarcheology.com; The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Lord Music Reference, Inc.) and The Decca Labels: A Discography by Michel Ruppli (Greenwood Press).

 

Label Abbreviations: Br for Brunswick, Cor for Coral, Dec for Decca, Disc for Discovery and WT for World Transcriptions.

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(A) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Cappy Lewis, Bobby Guyer, Ray Wetzel, Ben Stabler, Nick Travis (tp), Eddie Bert, Al Mastren, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Johnny Bothwell, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Allen Eager, Pete Mondello, Ben Webster (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Dick Kane (p), Hy White (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Cliff Leeman (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Dave Matthews, Gene Sargent (arr).

                                                                                                                                    NYC, November 8, 1943

71498-A                      The Music Stopped  (FW-vcl)                                    Dec 18577

71499-A                      Do Nothin’ Till You

                                                Hear From Me (WH-vcl) (DM-arr)     Dec 18578

71500-A                      I Couldn’t Sleep

                                                A Wink Last Night (FW-vcl)                          Dec 18577

 

Note: Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me has been incorrectly noted as being recorded on November 18, 1943.

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(B) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A).

                                                                                                                                    NYC, November 17, 1943

71501-A                      By The River Of The Roses (WH-vcl)                       Dec 18578      

71502-A                      Basie’s Basement (GS-arr)                                          Cor 60001

71503-A                      Who Dat Up Dere? (WH, ens-vcl)                             Dec 18619

 

Note: Basie’s Basement has been incorrectly noted as being recorded on November 18, 1943.

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(C) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (A) except Ralph Burns (p, arr) replaces Kane. 

                                                                                                                                    NYC, January 8, 1944

71626-A                      Noah (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)                                                         Br (E) 03599

71627-A                      I’ve Got You Under My Skin (RB-arr)          Br (E) 03754

71628-A                      I Get A Kick Out Of You (RB-arr)                                        -

71629              I’ll Get By (WH-vcl)                                                  Br (E) 03517

N 1403                        Crying Sands                                                                          WT 7089 / 7098,

                                                                                                                                                Dec DL 9229 (LP)

Mtx - ?                        Don't Believe

                                                Everything You Dream (FW-vcl)                   WT 6159 / 6163

Mtx - ?                        Speak Low (FW-vcl)                                                                 -       

Mtx - ?                        Just Dreaming (FW-vcl)                                                                         -

Mtx - ?                        Starlight Souvenirs                                                     WT 6709 / 6712

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(D) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Neal Hefti, Bobby Guyer, Ray Wetzel, Mario Serritello, Billy Robbins (tp), Ed Bennett, Ed Kiefer (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Ernie Caceres, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Budd Johnson, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Ralph Burns (p, arr), Hy White (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Cliff Leeman (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Dave Matthews (arr). 

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                    World Studios, NYC,

                                                                                                                                    March 23, 1944

71901-A                      Cherry (DM-arr)                                                                      Br (E) 03599

71902-A                      Milkman, Keep

                                                Those Bottles Quiet (WH-vcl)                        Dec 18603

71903-A                      Irresistible You (FW-vcl)                                         -

71904-A                      It Must Be Jelly (WH, FW-vcl) (RB-arr)        Br (E) 03541

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(E) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (D) except Georgie Auld (ts) replaces Budd Johnson.                                                                                   

                                                                                                            World Studios, NYC, March 29, 1944
71909              Say So (WH-vcl)                                             WT 6709 / 6712                     
71910-A                      Goin’ Home (WH-vcl)                                    Cor EC-81015 (EP), CRL-56090 (LP)

71911-A                      Refuse It (WH-vcl)                                         Cor EC-81009 (EP),         -

71912-A                      Ingie Speaks (DM-arr)                                                     -                                    -

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(F) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Neal Hefti, Billie Rogers, Ray Wetzel, Mario Serritello, Ray Nance (tp), Al Esposito, Ed Kiefer (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Johnny Hodges, Chuck DiMaggio (as), Herbie Fields, Pete Mondello (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Ralph Burns (p, arr), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Red Saunders (d), Frances Wayne (vcl), Dave Matthews, Phil Moore (arr).

                                                                                                                        World Studios, NYC, April 5, 1944

71939              As Long As I Live (FW-vcl)                          WT 7294 / 7298

71940-A                      Perdido (Lost) (DM-arr)                                             Br (E) 03541

71941-A                      I Didn't Know About You (WH-vcl) Dec 18641

Mtx - ?                        Blue Lullaby                                                               WT 6539 / 6548

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(G) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Neal Hefti, Pete Candoli, Charlie Frankhauser, Carl Warwick, Ray Wetzel (tp), Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfeffner (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Bill Shine, Sam Marowitz (as), Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (ts), Skippy DeSair (bari), Marjorie Hyams (vib), Ralph Burns (p, arr), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Dave Tough (d), Frances Wayne (vcl).

                                                                                                            LA, December 11, 1944

L 3690-A                    As Long As I Live (FW-vcl)              Br BL 54024 (LP)

L 3691-A                    Saturday Night (FW-vcl)                    Dec 18641

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(H) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Same as (G).                                                                                                                                                                          LA, December 12, 1944

“L 3693”                    Flying Home (RB-arr)                                                unissued

“L 3694”You Took Advantage Of Me (FW-vcl)          World 9309 / 9318

L 3695-A                    Please Don't Say No (WH-vcl)                       Cor 60001

L 3696-A                    I Ain't Got Nothin'

                                                But The Blues (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)      Cor 60066

L 3696-B                     I Ain't Got Nothin'

                                                But The Blues (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)      Cor CRL-56010 (LP)

 

WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS

                                                                                    Same session

Mtx - ?                 One-Two-Three-Four Jump                    unissued, master no longer exists

 

Note: Matrix L 3693 and L 3694 were originally scheduled as <SC>flying home<XC> and <SC>you took advantage of me<XC> but were re-assigned to two Bing Crosby sides that appeared on Decca.

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(I) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Sonny Berman, Marky Markowitz, Conrad Gozzo, Pete Candoli, Shorty Rogers (tp), Bill Harris, Ralph Pfeffner, Ed Kiefer (tb), John Barrows (f-horn), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Sam Marowitz, John LaPorta (cl, as), Flip Phillips, Mickey Folus (ts), Sam Rubinowitch (bari), Red Norvo (vib), Abe Rosen (harp), Tony Aless (p), Billy Bauer (g), Chubby Jackson (b), Don Lamond (d), Ralph Burns, Neal Hefti (arr).

                                                                                                                        Carnegie Hall, NYC, March 25, 1946

Mtx - ?             Caldonia                                                                     unissued, master no longer exists

48-S-786                     Bijou (RB-arr)                                                             MGM 30604

48-S-784                     Sweet And Lovely (RB-arr)                           MGM 30602

48-S-785                     Superman With A Horn (RB-arr)                   MGM 30603

48-S-795                     Blowin’ Up A Storm (NH-arr)                       MGM 30605

48-S-793                     The Man I Love (RB-arr)                                MGM 30607

48-S-789                     Four Men On A Horse (RB-arr)                     MGM 30603

48-S-791                     The Good Earth (NH-arr)                               MGM 30605

                                    Ebony Concerto -1                                                     Verve 731455983326 (CD)

48-S-790                     Your Father’s Moustache

                                                            (WH-vcl) (NH-arr)                              MGM 30604

48-S-797                     Everywhere (RB, NH-arr)                              MGM 30607

48-S-792                     Mean To Me (RB-arr)                                     MGM 30606

48-S-783                     Red Top (NH-arr)                                                       MGM 30601

                                    I’ll Get By (WH-vcl)                                     Verve 731455983326 (CD)

48-S-794                     Panacea (WH-vcl, RB-arr)                              MGM 30608

                                    I Surrender, Dear -2                                        Verve 731455983326 (CD)

48-S-796                     Hallelujah                                                                    MGM 30606

48-S-798                     Heads Up (SR-arr) -2                                      MGM 30608

                                    One-Two-Three-Four Jump -2                        Verve 731455983326 (CD)

                                    Summer Sequence (RB-arr) -3                                                -

48-F-787                     Wild Root - Part I (NH-arr)                            MGM 30602

48-F-788                     Wild Root - Part 2 (NH-arr)                           MGM 30601

                                    With Someone New (RB-arr)                         Verve 731455983326 (CD)

 

-1 Both Ebony Concerto and Summer Sequence are incomplete performances.

 

-2 WOODY HERMAN AND HIS WOODCHOPPERS: Berman, Rogers,  Harris, Herman, Phillips, Norvo, Aless, Bauer, Jackson, Lamond.

 

-3 Ralph Burns (p) replaces Aless.

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(J) BILLY ECKSTINE AND WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Buddy Childers (tp), Shorty Rogers (tp, arr), Dick Kenney, Si Zentner, Harry Betts (tb), John Graas (f-hn), Gene Englund (tu), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Wilbur Schwartz (as), Jimmy Guiffre (ts, arr), Ted Nash, Babe Russin (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Hal Schaefer (p), Al Hendrickson (b), Joe Mondragon (b), Louie Bellson (d), Ivan Lopez (bongo), Billy Eckstine (vcl), Pete Rugolo (arr).

                                                                                                                                    Hollywood, January 4, 1951

51S 3001                     Here Come The Blues (BE-vcl) (PR-arr)        MGM 10916

51S 3002                     Life Is Just A Bowl

                                                Of Cherries (BE, WH-vcl) (SR-arr)    MGM X1134 (EP),

                                                                                                                                                E3176 (LP)

51S 3003                     I Left My Hat In Haiti (BE-vcl) (PR-arr)       MGM 10916

51S 3004                     As Long As I Live (BE-vcl) (SR-vcl)             MGM X1134 (EP),

                                                                                                                                                E3176 (LP)

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(K) WOODY HERMAN and his ORCHESTRA: Don Ferrara (tp, arr), Doug Mettome, John Bello, Nick Travis (tp), Herb Randel, Urbie Green, Jerry Dorn (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Phil Urso, Jack DuLong, Bob Graf (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Dave McKenna (p), Hy White (g), Red Mitchell (b), Sonny Igoe (d), Dolly Houston (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                            NYC, January 9, 1951

51S 011           Lonesome Gal (DH-vcl) (RB-arr)                               MGM 10909

51S 012           Searching (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)                                      MGM 10929

51S 013           Jet (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)                                                 MGM 10909

51S 014           Ninety-Nine Guys (WH, ens-vcl) (RB, DF-arr)         MGM 10929

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(L) WOODY HERMAN and his ORCHESTRA: Don Ferrara, Doug Mettome, John Bello, Roy Caton (tp), Herb Randel, Urbie Green, Jerry Dorn (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Phil Urso, Jack DuLong, Kenny Pinson (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Dave McKenna (p), Red Wootten (b), Sonny Igoe (d), Dolly Houston (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                            NYC, March 14, 1951

51S 093                       I Can See You (DH-vcl) (RB-arr)                              MGM 11008

51S 094-A       By George [Bop, Look And Listen] (RB-arr)                        MGM 10975

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(M) WOODY HERMAN and his ORCHESTRA: Same as (L) except add Nick Travis (tp -1) and Tiny Kahn (arr).

                                                                                                NYC, March 15, 1951

51S 101B                    Leo The Lion -1 (TK-arr)                                            MGM 11008

51S 102                       It Isn’t Easy (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)                                 MGM 10975

51S 103                       Composition X (RB-arr)                                              unissued, master no longer exists

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(N) WOODY HERMAN and his ORCHESTRA: Don Fagerquist, Doug Mettome, Roy Caton (tp), Shorty Rogers (tp, arr), Herb Randel, Urbie Green, Jerry Dorn (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Bill Perkins, Jack DuLong, Kenny Pinson (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Dave McKenna (p), Red Wootten (b, arr), Sonny Igoe (d), Ralph Burns, Murray Gurlanek, Gene Roland (arr).

                                                                                                                                    Hollywood, June 4, 1951

51S 3086                     Cuban Holiday (RW-arr)                                            MGM 11661

51S 3087                     The Glory Of Love (WH-vcl) (MG-arr)                     MGM 11088

51S 3088                     Hollywood Blues (GR-arr)                                         MGM 11048

51S 3089                     Pass The Basket (WH, ens-vcl) (SR-arr)                     -

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(O) WOODY HERMAN and his ORCHESTRA: Same as (N) except John Macombe (tp) replaces Rogers (on trumpet only); Fred Lewis (tb) replaces Randel and add Roger Segure (arr).

                                                                                                                        Hollywood, June 18, 1951

51S 3094                     New Golden Wedding                                               MGM 11154

51S 3095                     Blue Flame                                                                              -

51S 3096                     Business Man’s Bounce (SR-arr)                    MGM 11896

51S 3097                     Prelude To A Kiss (RS-arr)                             MGM 11611

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(P) WOODY HERMAN and THE WOODCHOPPERS: Doug Mettome (tp), Urbie Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, vcl), Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari, arr), Dave McKenna (p), Red Wootten (b), Sonny Igoe (d).

                                                                                                                        Hollywood, June 19, 1951

51S 3098                     Brother Fats (WH-vcl)                                                MGM 11088

51S 3099                     Three Handed Woman (WH, ens-vcl)            MGM 11026

51S 3100                     My Baby’s Gone (WH-vcl)                                                    -

51S 3101                     Dandy Lion (SS-arr)                                       MGM 11896

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(Q) FRAN WARREN AND WOODY HERMAN with RALPH BURNS’ ORCHESTRA: Ed Badgly, Chuck Genduso, Don Leight, Bernie Privin (tp), Billy Byers, Chauncey Welch, Bart Varsalona (tb), Vinnie Dean, Murray Williams (as), George Berg, Pete Mondello (ts),        Danny Bank (bari), Lou Stein (p), Joe Shulman (b), Don Lamond (d), Woody Herman, Frances Wayne (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                                                    NYC, May 25, 1952

52S 205                       One For The Wonder (WH, FW-vcl)              MGM 11287

52S 206                       Former Members Of

                                                The 106th Division (WH, FW-vcl)                  -

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(R) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD: Don Fagerquist, John Howell, Roy Caton, Jack Scarda (tp), Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Jack Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Arno Marsh, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p, celeste, arr), Chubby Jackson (b), Sonny Igoe (d), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                NYC, May 30, 1952

P47506-1A                  Blues In Advance (WH-vcl)               Mars M-100

P47507-1A                  Jump In The Line (WH-vcl)                Mars M-200

P47508-1A                  Terrissita (RB-arr)                                           Mars M-100

P47509-1A                  Stompin’ At The Savoy                                  Mars M-200

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(S) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD: Same as (R) except Lee Fortier (tp) replaces Scarda and add Dolly Houston (vcl).

                                                                                                NYC, July 7, 1952

P47512-1C                  Early Autumn (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)       Mars M-300   

P47513-1D                  Celestial Blues (NP-arr)                                              -

P47514-1A                  Baby Clementine (DH-vcl)                 Mars M-400

P47515-1A                  Perdido                                                                       -

P47516-1D                  Moten Stomp (RB-arr)                                    Mars M-900

P47517                        Singin’ In The Rain                             Clef MGC 745 (LP)                                                               

 

Note: Promotional copies and possibly some commercial copies of Mars M-300 show the matrix for <SC>celestial blues<XC> as P47513-1B, however, it is the same take as -1A.

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(T) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA – THIRD HERD: Don Fagerquist, Ernie Royal, John Howell, Phil Cook, Roy Caton (tp), Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Jack Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Arno Marsh, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p), Frank Gallagher (b), Art Mardigan (d).

                                                                                                Hollywood, September 30, 1952

52S 3152                     Love Is Here To Stay                          MGM 30726

52S 3153                     East Of The Sun (And

                                                West Of The Moon)    MGM 30728

52S 3154                     I Would Do Anything For You                      MGM 30726

52S 3155                     In A Little Spanish Town                   MGM 30727

52S 3156                     Just One Of Those Things                   unissued, master no longer  exists

52S 3157                     My Blue Heaven                                                                                  -

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(U) WOODY HERMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA – THIRD: Same as (U) except Stu Williamson (tp) replaces Fagerquist; omit Royal (tp) and add Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                Hollywood, October 6, 1952

52S 3158                     Nice Work If You Can Get It                        MGM 30727

52S 3159                     I Can’t Believe That

                                                You’re In Love With Me                    MGM 30729

52S 3160                     This Is New (RB-arr)                          MGM 30728

52S 3161                     Almost Like Being In Love                MGM 30729

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(V) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD: Stu Williamson, Doug Mettome, Chris Griffin, Phil Cook, Roy Caton (tp), Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Jack Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Arno Marsh, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Art Mardigan (d), Dolly Houston (vcl).

                                                                                                                                    NYC, December 29, 1952

P48436                        Mother Goose Jumps (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)          Mars M-500

P48437                        Lazy Lullaby (DH-vcl)                                                           Verve MGV 2030 (LP)

P48438-1A          I’m Making Up For Lost Time (DH-vcl)       Mars M-500

P48439-1A          Buck Dance (RB-arr)                                                          Mars M-600

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(W) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD: Stu Williamson, Tommy DiCarlo, Phil Cook, Roy Caton, Dick Sherman (tp), Carl Fontana, Will Bradley, Jack Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Arno Marsh, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p, arr), Chubby Jackson (b, arr), Art Mardigan (d), Candido Camero, Jose Mangual (latin perc), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                                        NYC, January 13, 1953

P48737-1A                  No True Love (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)       Mars M-700

P48738                                    Go Down The

                                                            Wishin’ Road (WH, ens-vcl)              Mars MREP-B2 (EP),                                                                                                                                                                         MRX 2 (LP)   

P48739-alt                   Blue Lou (NP, CJ-arr)                         Disc DS-815 (LP)

P48739-1A                  Blue Lou (NP, CJ-arr)                         Mars M-700

P48740-1A                  A Fool In Love (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)    Mars M-600

P48741                        Wooftie (CJ-arr)                                              Verve MGV 8216 (LP)

 

Note: Some discographies list Go Down the Wishin’ Road as being released on Mars M-1001. Also, <SC>wooftie<XC> is shown to be on Mars MREP1 and Mars MRLP 1.

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(X) WOODY HERMAN AND THE WOODCHOPPERS: Will Bradley, Carl Fontana (tb), Woody Herman (cl, vcl), Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Art Mardigan (d), Candido Camero, Jose Mangual (latin perc), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                    NYC, January 14, 1953

P48799            (Never Mind) The Noise In

                                    The Market (WH, ens-vcl)   Mars MREP-B2 (EP), MRX 2 (LP)     

P48800            Run Joe (WH, ens-vcl)                                                -                              -               

P48801            Fancy Woman (WH, ens-vcl)                         -                              -

P48802            Eight Babies To Mind

                                    (WH, ens-vcl) (RB-arr)                                   -                              -

 

Note: Some discographies list <SC>run joe<XC> as being released on Mars M-1001.

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(Y) WOODY HERMAN AND THE NEW THIRD HERD -1 / WOODY HERMAN presents CLARK CURTIS orch under direction of Ralph Burns -2: Stu Williamson, Tommy DiCarlo, Joe Burnett, Roy Caton (tp), Carl Fontana, Urbie Green, Jack Green (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Arno Marsh, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p, org, arr), Red Kelly (b), Art Mardigan (d), Clark Curtis (vcl), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NYC, May 14, 1953

P49194-1A                  Men From Mars (RB-arr)        -1                                Mars M-800

P49195-2A                  Moody (CC-vcl) (NP-arr) -2                                       -

P49501                        I’m Through With Love (CC-vcl) -2              Mars M-1001

P49502                        It Just Isn’t Home Without You (CC-vcl) -2             -

P49673-1A                  Beau Jazz (RB-arr) -1                                     Mars M-900

 

Note: Mars M-800 Men From Mars was originally released as an edited version. The complete performance appeared for the first time on Discovery DSCD-944 CCD (CD).

 

Some discographies list <SC>i’m through with love<XC> and <SC>it just isn’t home without you<XC> on Mars M-1000.

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(Z) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD-1 / THE MYSTERY BAND -2: Stu Williamson, Ernie Royal, Bernie Glow, Harold Wegbreit, Bobby Styles (tp), Frank Rehak, Urbie Green, Vern Friley, Kai Winding (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p, arr), Red Kelly (b), Art Mardigan (d), Ralph Burns, Jimmy Guiffre (arr).

                                                                                                NYC, September 11, 1953

P49806-1B          Four Others (JG-arr) -1                               Mars M-1003 

P49807                I Love Paris -2                                            Mars M-1002

P49808                The Moon Is Blue -2                                                           -

P49809-2             Sorry ‘Bout The Whole

                                    Darned Thing (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) -1   Verve MGV 2030 (LP)

P49809-1A          Sorry ‘Bout The Whole

                                    Darned Thing (WH-vcl) (RB-arr) -1   Mars M-1003

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(AA) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW THIRD HERD: Bernie Glow, John Howell, Ruben McFall, Jimmy Bonebreak (tp), Frank Rehak, Dick Kenney, Jim Hewitt, Kai Winding (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (ts), Sam Staff (fl, bari), Nat Pierce (p, arr), Red Kelly (b), Art Mardigan (d), Ralph Burns (arr).

                                                                                                NYC, October 5, 1953

P49830                        Picadilly                                                                      unissued – exists?

P49831-1A                  Marakeesh                                                                   Mars M-1004

P49832-1A                  Love’s A Dog (WH-vcl) (RB-arr)                              -

P49833                        Baggage Man Blues (WH-vcl)                                    unissued – exists?

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(BB) WOODY HERMAN and THE NEW HERD: Dick Collins, John Howell, Al Porcino, Bill Castagnino (tp), Ruben McFall (tp, arr), Cy Touff (b-tp), Dick Kenney, Keith Moon (tb), Woody Herman (cl, as, vcl), Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins, Sam “The Man” Taylor (ts), Jack Nimitz (bari), Nat Pierce (p, arr), Mickey Baker (g), Lloyd Trotman (b), Panama Francis (d).

                                                                                                NYC, March 30, 1954

P50935-1A                  Mess Around (WH-vcl)                                  Mars M-1005

P50936-1A                  Castle Rock                                                                 -

 

Omit Taylor (ts); Baker (g); Red Kelly (b) replaces Trotman and Chuck Flores (d) replaces Francis.

                                                                                                            Same session

P50937-1A                  Mambo The Most        (RM-arr)                                  Mars M-1006

P50938-1A                  Mambo The (Ut) Most (RM-arr)                                 -

 

Note: In a conversation with musician, composer and historian Billy Vera, the producer Jerry Wexler confirmed he supervised both Mess Around and Castle Rock from this session.

 

Promotional copies and possibly some commercial copies of Mars M-1005 show the matrix for Mess Around as P50935-1B and Castle Rock as P50936-1B. However, they are both the same takes as the issued -1A.

 

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Album index:

78 album

MGM 158                               Woody Herman (And The Herd) at Carnegie Hall,

                                                1946 Vol.1

MGM 159                               Woody Herman (And The Herd) at Carnegie Hall,

                                                1946 Vol 2

EP

Coral EC 81009                      Woody’s Best Vol. 1

Coral EC 81015                      Woody’s Best Vol. 2

Mars MREP-B2                      Woody Herman Goes Native

MGM X1134              Billy Eckstine with Woody Herman and His Orchestra

 

10” LP

Coral CRL 56010                   Woody Herman Souvenirs

Coral CRL 56090                   Woody’s Best

Mars MRX-2                           Woody Herman Goes Native

 

12” LP

Brunswick BL 54024              The Swinging Herman Herd

Clef MGC 745                        Jazz The Utmost

Decca DL 9229                       The Turning Point (1943-1944)

Discovery DS-815                  The Third Herd Vol. 1

MGM E3176                           The Great Mr. B with a Beat

Verve MGV 2030                   Early Autumn

Verve MGV 8216                   Men From Mars

 

CD

Verve 731455983326             Woody Herman (and the Herd) at Carnegie Hall,

                                                1946

 

Original Producers: Milt Gabler (Decca and World Transcription sides), Harry Meyerson (MGM sides) and Woody Herman, Howie Richmond and Jerry Wexler (Mars sides).

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Producer’s Note: The MGM sessions with Woody Herman as guest soloist on the March 3, 1952 date with David Rose and his Orchestra and the August 1952 date as a vocalist with Leon Kelner and his Orchestra fall outside the scope of this set and are not included.

 

 

 



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