Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions Limited Edition Box Set (#273 – 11 CDs)

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A Comprehensive Historical Release
Black & White Records

Rescued from extinction – music you’ve likely never heard.

At Mosaic, presenting music that’s been hard to find — or completely overlooked — is as exciting today as it was in 1983 when we assembled our very first package of Blue Note recordings featuring Thelonious Monk. Sometimes we unveil just a handful. Other times, dozens.

So, can you imagine how exhilarated we are about an 11-CD set where nearly every track has been unavailable for nearly 75 years?

Unearthing the music on our new collection, Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions, has been a dream for decades. Unlike most of our sets, the original masters of these sessions are not known to exist anymore. Confusion over who owned the copyrights and who owned physical recordings we could use as source material raised additional obstacles.

Again and again we were forced to push the project to the back burner. Finally, after years of research, and after generous help from a great family of record collectors around the world, the music of this incredibly neglected label, is finally available for us to release in the comprehensive, documented, and definitive fashion for which Mosaic is known.

From 78s, LPs and CD compilations that were all in private collections, we’ve gathered the mind-boggling 243 titles that make up this collection spanning the years 1942-1949. Knowing the spotty re-release of just a small number of titles, we can safely say that almost all of these recordings have never been heard by more than a handful of living humans.

Creating Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions was done with the same vision and labor of love that brought together in boxed set form our re-issues of the independent labels Commodore and HRS. Those collections are long sold-out and forever out of print; they will never see the light of day again in that form. We guarantee the same for this set, so please order today to own this long-hidden treasure of 1940s jazz.

The Black & White Label

In a fascinating way, what makes this set so significant is that it is a microcosm of jazz in a time of transition, encompassing traditional, swing, big band and bebop.

Black & White never had a grand presence and distribution of the label was slim with only two recordings becoming hits: “Call It Stormy Monday” by T-Bone Walker and “Open The Door Richard” by Jack McVea.

Yet, for jazz fans, you could find genres of all styles – that is if you could find them in your local record store or even now at a thrift shop, antique store, flea market or vintage record shop. The label has been underestimated and these rarities, lovingly culled together in one package, are perfect examples of what Mosaic is all about.

Based initially in Brooklyn before moving to California, Black & White documented the kind of jazz you’d be hearing on any given night in New York or LA. The label’s owners gave shots at leading sessions to those working musicians who were not typically leaders, many of whom called in “name” musicians to work alongside them. Though somewhat more obscure, these session leaders took every advantage to make music that was fresh, lively, and expressive.

The Red Callender Trio at Casa Blanca, LA, early 1946. L to R: Leonard Ennois, Red Callender, Willard McDaniel.

A Who’s Who of ‘40s Jazz

Some of the artists featured will be unfamiliar to you and will be a delight for you to discover. The others?

How about pianists such as Art Hodes, Cliff Jackson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, James P. Johnson, Phil Moore, Lil Armstrong, Meade Lux Lewis, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.

Trumpeters include Jonah Jones, Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerald Wilson, Red Rodney, Howard McGhee, Al Killian, and Snooky Young.

Woodwind players are represented by Mezz Mezzrow, Pee Wee Russell, Sidney Bechet, Rod Cless, Art Pepper, Lucky Thompson, Barney Bigard, George Auld, Joe Thomas, Jack McVea, Marshall Royal, and Charlie Ventura.

Trombone players include J.C. Higginbotham, Melba Liston, and Jimmy Knepper. On bass you’ll find Jack Lesberg, Pops Foster, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus and Red Callender.

Drummers include George Wettling, Baby Dodds, Lee Young, Chico Hamilton, Shadow Wilson and Denzil Best.

The set includes many, many more artists such as Barney Kessel, Teddy Bunn, and Laurindo Almeida, plus vocalists Ivie Anderson, Helen Humes, Ernestine Anderson and Etta Jones.

Selected Audio Clips

Charlie Ventura & His Sextet
‘S Wonderful

Red Rodney (tp), Willie Smith (as), Charlie Ventura (ts), Arnold Ross (p), Barney Kessel (el-g), Billy Hadnott (b), Nick Fatool (d)

Charlie Ventura won best tenor saxophonist for the 1945 Down Beat Readers’ Poll as well as the 1946 New Star Award in Esquire magazine.

On trumpet, we have Red Rodney, another Philly guy. Red would later convert to the religion of bebop, joining Charlie Parker’s group (1949–51). Altoist Willie Smith, came out of Jimmie Lunceford’s band, later joining Harry James and Duke Ellington in 1951, where he replaced Johnny Hodges. The name Arnold Ross may not be familiar to you, but he was a fine pianist both as a soloist and in the rhythm section.

Barney Kessel should be no stranger to you — by the time of this recording he was back with Charlie Barnet’s band after a spell with Benny Goodman. Billy Hadnott came out of the Harlan Leonard Rockets band and became a bassist of choice during those prime years of Los Angeles swing and bebop of the 1940s. Norman Granz particularly liked him and used Hadnott on a number of JATP concerts. Nick Fatool, one of the most in-demand drummers of the period, played with everybody from Benny Goodman to Artie Shaw to Claude Thornhill.

The highlight of this 1946 session is the Gershwin brothers ’S Wonderful. Ross is fluid with Fatool click-clacking; Rodney and Kessel are flawless leading into Ventura paying tribute to Pres and then Hawk before the tune and the session come to a close.

Jack McVea And All Stars
Hangover

Joe Kelly (tp), Melba Liston (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Jack McVea (ts), Crow Kahn (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d, vcl).

If Black & White’s foremost popular artist was T-Bone Walker, the second most popular artist was saxophonist Jack McVea.

His first gig was playing ukulele on his father’s KNX radio show, sponsored by Optimistic Donuts. Recognizing Jack’s love of music, his dad gave him a saxophone and lessons. Becoming a good sight reader with a sharp ear got him a job with the Dootsie Williams band at Central Avenue clubs like the Club Alabam.

Playing with other bands got him known locally until Marshal Royal hired him to play baritone with Lionel Hampton’s newly enlarged band in 1942. McVea recalled, “Harry Carney showed me what I needed to do. He showed me how to fix my mouthpiece and said ‘You file it just a little at a time until you get that mouthpiece open, so you can match up with the other four reeds. That balances your reed section.’” Jack was on the famous Hampton date when Illinois Jacquet played his revolutionary Flying Home solo and in addition to his presence on some Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts, McVea is immortalized in Slim Gaillard’s recording of Slim’s Jam by way of Charlie Parker who says he didn’t have a reed.

Gerald Wilson & His Orchestra
Cruisin’ With Cab

Gerald Wilson (tp, arr), Snooky Young, Hobart Dotson, Joe “Red” Kelly, James Anderson (tp), Melba Liston, Ralph Bledsoe (tb, arr), Isaac Livingstone, Robert Huerta (tb), Floyd Turnham, Gus Evans (as), Vernon Slater, Eddie Davis (ts), Maurice Simon (bari), Jimmy Bunn (p), Buddy Harper (g), Bob Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d).

Gerald Wilson was one of the greatest of arrangers, fronting a big band from 1945 off and on until his death in 2014. He replaced another great arranger and trumpeter, Sy Oliver, in Jimmie Lunceford’s band in 1939, then had a tour of duty with the bands of Les Hite, Benny Carter and Cab Calloway. After playing with the United States Navy band in World War II, he formed his own big band recording for Otis Rene’s Excelsior label.

Norman Granz brought him to Black & White for these two dates in 1946, after which he returned to Excelsior the following year. When the band broke up in 1947 (because Wilson wanted to study more theory and orchestration) he continued to pen arrangements for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie. It was only until the early/mid-1960s did he return with a regular unit that recorded some classic LPs for the Pacific Jazz label.

The tenor solos , are plentiful, all by either Vernon Slater or Eddie Davis (not to be confused with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis). Cruisin’ With Cab is a great showcase for the tenor and the arrangement sounds like one of the things Illinois Jacquet was creating with his band during the same time.

Joe Marsala Sextet
Melancholy Baby

Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Cliff Jackson (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d).

It is young Dizzy who joins Joe and the above rhythm section, with Cliff Jackson in place of Queener, for a most unusual and wonderful session that puts the lie to the critic-sponsored and inflamed “battle” of bebop versus trad . Dizzy does not have to adjust his style to Joe and even Cliff (whose rhythmic feel is quite different, but then, Diz was a master of rhythm of every kind — as well as of harmony. This sounds like a happy session as the incumbents tackle two established standards and two standards-to-be.

Cliff starts off Melancholy Baby, followed by typical Diz — a fascinating contrast that works! Dizzy’s solo is fun to compare to the memorable version with Bird and Monk of this somehow indestructible tune (which has a great verse rarely included).

The Lion And The Cubs/The Lions Jazz Band
Bugle Call Rag

Max Kaminsky (tp), Frank Orchard (tb), Rod Cless (cl), Willie “The Lion” Smith (p, vcl), Jack Lesberg (b), Mac McGrath (d).

To say that Willie “The Lion” Smith was one of a kind would be an understatement as he was really more than one: Pianist, composer, vocalist, raconteur, entertainer — all told, a fabulous character and a unique musician — his lovely piano pieces are genuinely original and so challenging that few have attempted to do them justice.

He mainly presented himself as a soloist, with an amusing and sometimes informative patter and an occasional vocal.  Here we find him in the relatively infrequent role of bandleader but the combo he fronts here was actually led by trumpeter Max Kaminsky at the Pied Piper.

Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions
The Mosaic Records Process

Photograph by Chase Daniel Porter

It was a label screaming for attention and to be a part of the Mosaic catalog. Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions has been on our minds for years. But for lack of not knowing who owned the material, after much research and communication with collectors and label companies, we came to a dead end. The last possible owners, Pickwick, were out of business.

It was only after DJ, researcher and collector Lloyd Rauch and jazz film historian extraordinaire Mark Cantor came to us and asked why not put out a set of the rich Black & White catalog did we decide that the time was right to re-visit and assemble a collection of this amazing and diverse record label.

Mosaic’s Scott Wenzel listened and decided what were favorable candidates to the set and then it was time to cast a wide net to an all-star cast of collectors all over the world and help locate the recordings we needed from this rare label and find them in the best sound possible.

But finding the original recordings were not easy to come by. Many releases weren’t of the highest quality shellac and this post-war / independent label had to take what they were given. However, with pristine copies of original 78s found, Andreas Meyer and Nancy Conforti of Swan Studios, who have garnered many Grammys and kudos from around the world on their work both in the jazz and classical fields, have brilliantly extracted more of the music you would ever find anywhere of these precious and neglected gems of jazz.

Our booklet accompanying the set includes essays by Dan Morgenstern, Billy Vera and the producer, Scott Wenzel. You’ll also be treated to the most accurate discography ever of this material plus extremely rare, invaluable, and in some cases never-seen photos amassed from collectors around the world.

Limited Edition: 5000
(#273- 11 CDs)

CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE JAZZ SESSIONS
DISCOGRAPHY

For the purposes of this discography, only the first release of each matrix is listed and shown as originally released on 78 except where noted. We have also decided to present the discography in the order in which the music is heard on the CDs rather than chronologically.

The following reference materials used for this discography came from The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord (Lord Music Reference, Inc.); The Online Discographical Project (www.78discography.com); Discogs (www.discogs.com); Pee Wee Speaks by Bob Hilbert (Greenwood Press); Blues Records 1943-1966 by Mike Ledbitter and Neil Slaven (Oak Publications); Jan Evensmo www.jazzarcheology.com ; New Hot Discography by Charles Delaunay (Criterion); Jazz Survivor by Marshal Royal and Claire Gordon (Cassell & Boyou Press Ltd); Noal Cohen’s Jazz History Website (www.attictoys.com); Internet Archive (www.archive.org); www.78rpm.club; The Red Nichols Story – After Intermssion 1942-1965 by Philip R. Evans, Stanley Hester and Linda Evans (Scarecrow Press); Archives Online at Indiana University – The Phil Moore Collection (www.dlib.indiana.edu).

All issued 78s in this set have been visually checked for any take numbers in the run-off groove area. If a matrix is shown without a take number, the take is unknown.

DISC I

ART HODES
1. Snowy Morning Blues (A) 3:15
(James P. Johnson)
2. Four Or Five Times (A) 2:49
(Byron Gay)
3. She Went And Did Her Dance (A) 3:18
(Art Hodes)
4. Sad And Blue (A) 2:38
(Art Hodes)
5. Dear Old Southland (A) 2:35
(H. C. Creamer-T. Layton)
6. Art’s Boogie (A) 3:18
(Art Hodes)
7. St. Louis Blues (A) 3:07
(W.C. Handy)

CLIFF JACKSON QUARTET
8. Quiet Please (B) 3:11
(Cliff Jackson)
9. Squeeze Me (B) 3:02
(T. Waller-C. Williams)
10. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (B) 2:45
(H. Creamer-J. Johnson)
11. Weary Blues (B) 3:02
(Artie Matthews)

CLIFF JACKSON
12. Royal Garden Blues (C) 2:21
(S. Williams-C. Williams)
13. It Had To Be You (C) 3:29
(G. Kahn- I. Jones)
14. Limehouse Blues (C) 2:53
(P. Braham-D. Furber)
15. Who (C) 2:56
(Hammerstein-Harbach-Kern)

CLIFF JACKSON’S VILLAGE CATS
16. You’ve Got Me Walking And Talking To Myself (D) 3:47
(C. Jackson-?. Taylor)
17. Quiet Please (D) 3:51
(Cliff Jackson)
18. Cliff’s Boogie Blues (D) 4:06
(Cliff Jackson)
19. Jeepers Creepers (D) 4:24
(J. Mercer-H. Warren)

HANK DUNCAN TRIO
20. Maple Leaf Rag (E) 2:43
(Scott Joplin)
21. Upbeat (E) 2:32
(Bingie Madison)
22. Changes, Always In My Mind (E) 2:56
(Hank Duncan)
23. I Give You My Word (E) 2:56
(A. Kavelin-M. Lyn)
DISC II

GEORGE WETTLING JAZZ TRIO
1. Some Of These Days (F) 2:40
(Shelton Brooks)
2. Everybody Loves My Baby (F) 2:59
(J. Palmer-S. Williams)
3. China Boy (F) 3:22
(D. Winfree-P. Boutelje)
4. That’s A Plenty (F) 2:28
(L. Pollack-R. Gilbert)

DICK CARY
5. Thought About You (G) 3:11
(J. Mercer-J. Van Heusen)
6. You Took Advantage Of Me (G) 3:01
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)

GENE SCHROEDER
7. Liza (H) 3:00
(Gershwin-Gershwin-Kahn)
8. I Ain’t Got Nobody (H) 3:00
(Graham-Williams-Peyton)
9. Sweet Georgia Brown (H) 2:52
(Bernie-Casey-Pinkard)
10. Tea For Two (H) 3:16
(V. Youmans-I. Caesar)

THE LION AND THE CUBS / THE LION’S JAZZ BAND
11. Let’s Mop It (I) 2:12
(Smith-Edwards-Norman)
12. Muskrat Ramble (I) 2:53
(Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory)
13. Bugle Call Rag (I) 2:57
(Pettis-Mills-Schoebel)
14. How Could You Put Me Down (I) 2:50
(W. Smith-J.P. Johnson)

ROD CLESS QUARTET
15. Froggy Moore (J) 3:16
(F. Morton-J. Spikes-R. Spikes)
16. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor (J) 3:42
(Perry Bradford)
17. I Know That You Know (J) 3:03
(V. Youmans-A. Caldwell)
18. Have You Ever Felt That Way (J) 4:23
(C. Williams-A. Castleton)

RAY STOKES TRIO / WILSON MEYERS
19. Stokin’ The Boogie (K) 2:24
(Ramon Stokes)
20. Blues For Clarence Profit (K) 2:25
(Ramon Stokes)
21. Preachin’ Blues (K) 2:21
(Wilson Myers)
22. The Little Goose (K) 2:30
(B. Fleagle-? Hilliard)
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DISC III

MIKE LO SCALZO AND HIS DIXIELAND WOODSHEDDERS
1. At The Jazz Band Ball (L) 3:51
(LaRocca-Shields-Edwards-Sbarbaro-Ragas)
2. Tin Roof Blues (L) 4:10
(Pollack-Brunies-Rappolo-Stitzel-Mares)
3. Back Home Again In Indiana (L) 3:55
(J. Hanley-B. MacDonald)
4. Royal Garden Blues (L) 4:00
(C. Williams-S. Williams)
5. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate (L) 4:15
(A.J. Piron)
6. That’s A Plenty (L) 3:57
(L. Pollack-R. Gilbert)
7. Someday Sweetheart (L) 4:14
(B. Spikes-J. Spikes)
8. Muskrat Ramble (L) 3:49
(Armstrong-Gilbert-Ory)

LIL “BROWN GAL” ARMSTRONG AND HER ALL STAR BAND
9. East Town Boogie (M) 3:45
(Lil Armstrong)
10. Little Daddy Blues (M) 3:55
(Lil Armstrong)
11. Lady Be Good (M) 3:21
(G & I Gershwin)
12. Confessin’ (M) 3:35
(Neiburg-Dougherty-Reynolds)

MUSHMOUTH ROBINSON
13. Let’s Get Some (N) 2:40
(Mushmouth Robinson)
14. Boogie Boo Blues (N) 2:30
(Mushmouth Robinson)
15. I’m Hip To These Women (N) 2:55
(Mushmouth Robinson)
16. I Got The Blues (N) 2:37
(Mushmouth Robinson)

CEE PEE JOHNSON & ORCHESTRA
17. Boogie Woogie Lou (O) 3:00
(Cee Pee Johnson)
18. Out Of This World (O) 3:23
(H. Arlen-J. Mercer)
19. My Little Girl (O) 3:14
(Cee Pee Johnson)
20. Your Wig Is Gone (O) 3:00
(Cee Pee Johnson)
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DISC IV

ESTELLE EDSON WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD & ALL STARS
1. Be-Baba-Le-Ba (P) 3:00
(Helen Humes)
2. Rhythm In A Riff (P) 3:00
(Billy Eckstine)
3. I Changed The Lock On The Door (P) 2:55
(O. Pettiford-E. Edson)
4. Don’t Drive This Jive Away (P) 2:47
(O. Pettiford-E. Edson)

IVIE ANDERSON AND HER ALL STARS
5. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good (Q) 3:15
(D. Ellington-P. Webster)
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Q) 2:42
(J. McHugh-D. Fields)
7. I Thought You Ought To Know (Q) 3:15
(T. Dilbeck-B. Carter)
8. The Voot Is Here To Stay (Q) 3:07
(Baranco-Harper-Anderson)

IVIE ANDERSON WITH PHIL MOORE CONDUCTING
9. Tall Dark & Handsome (R) 2:33
(Ivie Anderson)
10. Butter And Egg Man (R) 2:28
(Clare-Friend-Santly)
11. Twice Too Many (R) 3:00
(Phil Grogan)
12. Empty Bed Blues (R) 3:00
(J.C. Johnson)

HELEN HUMES AND ALL STARS
13. Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie (S) 2:49
(Helen Humes)
14. Married Man Blues (S) 3:02
(Helen Humes)
15. Be-Bop Bounce (S) 2:20
(J. Horne)

HELEN HUMES WITH BUCK CLAYTON AND ALL STARS / HELEN HUMES AND HER ALL STARS
16. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight (T) 2:41
(H. Creamer-J. Johnson)
17. I Don’t Know His Name (T) 2:40
(Helen Humes)
18. Drive Me Daddy (T) 2:58
(Helen Humes)

ERNESTINE ANDERSON WITH SHIFTY HENRY’S ORCH
19. K.C. Lover (U) 2:37
(Shifty Henry)
20. Good Lovin’ Babe (U) 2:28
(Shifty Henry)
ETTA JONES WITH CYRIL HAYNES QUARTET
21. So Tired (V) 2:45
(Baker-Pinder-Ross-Kamile)
22. Do What’s Right (V) 2:30
(unidentified)
23. Solitude (V) 2:46
(D. Ellington-E. DeLange)

ELLA LOGAN AND ALL STARS
24. Tea For Two (W) 3:00
(V. Youmans-I. Caesar)
25. Sometimes I’m Happy (W) 3:04
(Caesar-Youmans-Grey)
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DISC V

ETTA JONES WITH BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA
1. Salty Papa Blues (X) 3:04
(Leonard Feather)
2. Evil Gal Blues (X) 2:56
(Leonard Feather)
3. Blow Top Blues (X) 2:28
(Leonard Feather)
4. Long, Long, Journey (X) 2:57
(Leonard Feather)

BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH GEORGIE AULD
5. Blues Before Dawn (Y) 4:13
(Leonard Feather)
6. Poon-Tang (Y) 3:56
(Barney Bigard)
7. Nine O’ Clock Beer (Y) 4:01
(Frank Davenport)
8. How Long Blues (Y) 3:53
(LeRoy Carr)

BARNEY BIGARD SEXTET
9. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man (Z) 3:12
(O. Hammerstein-J. Kern)
10. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (Z) 2:55
(Clare-Stept-Palmer)
11. Sweet Marijuana Brown (Z) 3:05
(Leonard Feather)
12. Blues For Art’s Sake (Z) 3:00
(B. Bigard-A. Tatum)

LINDA KEENE
13. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You (AA) 2:51
(D. Redman-A. Razaf)
14. I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (AA) 2:31
(Crosby-Washington-Young)
15. Blues On My Weary Mind (AA) 2:53
(Leonard Feather)
16. I Must Have That Man (AA) 2:36
(D. Fields-J. McHugh)

JO EVANS WITH MAXWELL DAVIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
17. Goody Goody Baby (BB) 2:31
(Jesse Cryor)
18. Give It Up (BB) 2:40
(J. Cryor-M. Davis)
19. Private Stock (BB) 3:00
(Jo Evans)
20. Root Of All My Evil (BB) 3:01
(Jesse Cryor)
21. M.T. Boogie (BB) 2:40
(Maxwell Davis)

JO EVANS WITH MAXWELL DAVIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
22. Cold Blooded (CC) 2:55
(?. Goldberg-M. Davis)
23. Loving Course Blues (CC) 2:39
(J. Evans-M. Davis)
24. I Want Somebody (CC) 2:52
(J. Cryor-M. Davis)
25. Drummer Man Blues (CC) 2:40
(J. Evans-M. Davis)
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DISC VI

JACK MCVEA ALL STARS
1. Bartender Boogie (DD) 2:41
(J. McVea-B. Mosley)

JACK MCVEA & HIS ALL STARS
2. Play It Over (EE) 2:55
(Jack McVea)
3. House Party Boogie (EE) 2:56
(Jack McVea)
4. My Business Is C.O.D. (EE) 3:00
(J. McVea-E. Edson)
5. Baby Make Up Your Mind (EE) 3:00
(Estelle Edson)

JACK MCVEA ALL STARS
6. Jack’s Boogie (FF) 3:00
(Jack McVea)
7. F Minor Boogie (FF) 2:44
(Jack McVea)
8. Jam Boogie (FF) 2:55
(Jack McVea)
9. Frantic Boogie (FF) 2:57
(Jack McVea)

JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
10. Bulgin’ Eyes (GG) 3:01
(Jack McVea)
11. Open The Door, Richard (GG) 3:00
(J. McVea-F. Clarke)
12. The Crow’s Boogie (GG) 2:44
(Thomas Kuhn)

JACK MCVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS / JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
13. Basses Boogie (HH) 3:02
(J. McVea-R. Tarrant)
14. Boilermaker’s Boogie (HH) 3:00
(J. McVea-R. Tarrant)
15. Blackout Boogie (HH) 2:30
(Maxwell Davis)
16. Hangover (HH) 2:45
(Maxwell Davis)
17. Baby It’s Fun (HH) 2:33
(Helen Brock)
18. Reetie Vootie Boogie (HH) 2:30
(Maxwell Davis)
19. Groovin’ Boogie (HH) 2:46
(Maxwell Davis)
20. Barrel House Boogie (HH) 2:39
(J. McVea-R. Tarrant)

JACK MCVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS
21. Darlin’ It’s Just Like A Dream (II) 2:45
(J. McVea-R. Tarrant)
22. Butch (II) 3:05
(Crow Kahn)
23. Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) (II) 2:56
(?. Shepard-?. Pyles)
24. Two Timin’ Baby Boogie (II) 2:44
(J. McVea-R. Tarrant)
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DISC VII

JOE MARSALA & HIS ORCH
1. Romance (JJ) 4:02
(W. Donaldson-E. Leslie)
2. Zero Hour (JJ) 3:42
(Chuck Wayne)
3. Joe-Joe Jump (JJ) 4:08
(Joe Marsala)
4. Unlucky Woman (JJ) 4:08
(C. Feather-L. Feather)
5. Blues In The Storm (JJ) 4:45
(Leonard Feather)
6. Don’t Let It End (JJ) 3:04
(Joe Marsala)

JOE MARSALA SEXTET
7. Perdido (KK) 2:50
(Juan Tizol)
8. My Melancholy Baby (KK) 3:01
(G. Norton-E. Burnett)
9. On The Alamo (KK) 2:57
(I. Jones-G. Kahn)
10. Cherokee (KK) 2:56
(Ray Noble)

NAT JAFFE TRIO
11. A Hundred Years From Today (LL) 4:00
(V. Young-Washington-J. Young)
12. Blues In Nat’s Flat (LL) 3:40
(Nat Jaffe)
13. If I Had You (LL) 3:54
(Campbell-Connelly-Shapiro)
14. These Foolish Things (LL) 4:14
(Strachey-Marvell-Link)

ERROLL GARNER TRIO
15. White Rose Bounce (MM) 3:04
(Erroll Garner)
16. Twistin’ The Cats Tail (MM) 2:58
(Erroll Garner)
17. Movin’ Around (MM) 3:11
(Erroll Garner)
18. Night And Day (MM) 3:23
(Cole Porter)

TOMMY TODD AND HIS TRIO / BOB MORSE WITH TOMMY TODD AND HIS TRIO
19. Wagon Wheels (NN) 3:00
(B. Hill-P. DeRose)
20. Chloe (Song Of The Swamp) (NN) 2:37
(C. Daniels-G. Kahn)
21. Junior In January (NN) 3:00
(Bob Morse)
22. I’ve Never Seen Such A Sight (NN) 3:27
(Bob Morse)
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DISC VIII

PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
1. Eh Baby (OO) 3:00
(P. Moore-?. Colbert)
2. You Talk Holes In My Clothes (OO) 3:10
(Phil Moore)
3. Don’t Like ‘Em (OO) 2:48
(P. Moore-?. Secor)
4. Dead Man’s Blues (OO) 2:50
(Phil Moore)

PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
5. Sweet Eileen (PP) 2:34
(P. Moore-M. Lance)
6. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Strangers
(Keep Your Eyes On Your Best Friend) (PP) 2:53
(Phil Moore)
7. I Know A Man (Tusha-Ma-Catta-Ma-Baby) (PP) 2:50
(Phil Moore)
8. I Feel So Smoochie (PP) 2:30
(Phil Moore)

RED CALLENDER TRIO
9. Red Light (QQ) 2:51
(R. Callender-L. Enois)
10. By The River Ste. Marie (QQ) 3:11
(E. Leslie-H. Warren)
11. Be Happy Pappy (QQ) 2:40
(Red Callender)
12. Red Boogie (QQ) 2:50
(Red Callender)

AL KILLIAN ALL STARS
13. Boogie In My Flat (RR) 3:19
(Al Killian)
14. The Killer’s Boogie (RR) 2:57
(Al Killian)

AL LERNER QUINTET
15. Hot Rock (SS) 2:43
(Al Lerner)
16. Sometimes I’m Happy (SS) 3:04
(Caesar-Youmans-Grey)

WILBERT BARANCO QUARTET
17. Got An Ache In My Heart (TT) 2:40
(Baranco-Razaf-Blake-Bradley-Livingston-Booker)
18. Baby Look At You (TT) 2:40
(Wilbert Baranco)
19. Blues In C Sharp Minor (TT) 2:37
(Wilbert Baranco)
20. Lil’ Victor’s Boogie (TT) 2:40
(Wilbert Baranco)

WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS TRIO
21. Blues Rhapsody I (UU) 2:50
(Wilbert Baranco)
22. Blues Rhapsody II (UU) 2:30
(Wilbert Baranco)
23. Rosetta (UU) 3:04
(E. Hines-H. Woode)
24. Memories Of You (UU) 3:00
(E. Blake-A. Razaf)
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DISC IX

THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM
1. Honeysuckle Rose (Honey-Sock-Me-On-The-Nose) (VV) 3:13
(F. Waller-A. Razaf)
2. Scattin’ The Blues (VV) 3:20
(Trad.)
3. Suspicious Blues (VV) 3:00
(Leonard Feather)
4. She Ain’t No Saint (VV) 2:39
(Leonard Feather)
5. Last Call Blues (VV) 2:53
(Leonard Feather)
6. Coquette (Chicken Croquette) (VV) 3:14
(Lombardo-Green-Kahn)

CHARLIE VENTURO & HIS SEXTET
7. Who’s Sorry Now? (WW) 4:14
(Kalmar-Ruby-Snyder)
8. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (WW) 4:14
(Trad.)
9. The Man I Love (WW) 2:56
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
10. ‘S Wonderful (WW) 4:30
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)

CHARLIE VENTURO AND HIS SEXTET
11. Chopin’s Minute Waltz (XX) 4:10
(Frederic Chopin)
12. Slow Joe (XX) 4:00
(Charlie Ventura)
13. What Is This Thing Called Love? (XX) 3:47
(Cole Porter)
14. I’m In The Mood For Love (XX) 4:19
(D. Fields-J. McHugh)

HIP CHICKS
15. Strip Tease (YY) 3:38
(Leonard Feather)
16. Popsie (YY) 3:54
(Flip Phillips)
17. Seven Riffs With The Right Woman (YY) 3:26
(Leonard Feather)
18. I Surrender, Dear (YY) 3:47
(H. Barris-G. Clifford)
19. The Sergeant On Furlough (YY) 4:05
(Flip Phillips)
20. Moonlight On Turhan Bay (YY) 3:48
(Leonard Feather)
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DISC X

JUNIOR JAZZ AT THE AUDITORIUM / HOWARD MCGHEE
1. Introduction / Oodie Coo Bop [Ornithology] (Pt. 1) & (Pt. 2) (ZZ) 5:24
(C. Parker-B. Harris)
2. Boppin’ Bop [Hot House] (Pt. 1) & (Pt. 2) (ZZ) 5:32
(Tadd Dameron)
3. Big Noise [Wee] (Pt. 1), (Pt. 2) & (Pt. 3) (ZZ) 10:44
(Denzil Best)
4. Body And Soul (ZZ) 3:00
(H. Barris-G. Clifford)
5. Lover (ZZ) 3:00
(Green-Heyman-Eyton-Sour)
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (ZZ) 3:00
(J. McHugh-D. Fields)

WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS RHYTHM BOMBARDIERS
7. Night And Day (AAA) 3:23
(Cole Porter)
8. Weeping Willie (AAA) 3:19
(Wilbert Baranco)
9. Every Time I Think Of You (AAA) 2:41
(Wilbert Baranco)
10. Baranco Boogie (AAA) 3:13
(Wilbert Baranco)

WILL OSBORNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
11. When The Gooses Come Back To Massachusetts (BBB) 3:06
(Osborne-Bittick-Taylor)

GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
12. Cruisin’ With Cab (CCC) 3:12
(Gerald Wilson)
13. One O’ Clock Jump (CCC) 2:42
(Count Basie)
14. Warm Mood (CCC) 2:56
(Melba Liston)
15. Pammy (CCC) 2:56
(Ralph Bledsoe)

GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
16. Et-ta (DDD) 3:00
(Gerald Wilson)
17. Pensive Melody (DDD) 3:01
(Gerald Wilson)
18. The Saint (DDD) 3:12
(G. Wilson-S. Young)
19. The Moors (DDD) 3:11
(Gerald Wilson)
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DISC XI

EARLE SPENCER & HIS ORCHESTRA
1. Concerto For Guitar (EEE) 2:54
(E. Spencer- B. Gillett)
2. Bolero In Boogie (EEE) 2:55
(E. Spencer- B. Gillett)
3. Production On Melody (EEE) 2:39
(E. Spencer- B. Gillett)
4. Soft And Warm (EEE) 2:49)
(Johnny Eppolito)
5. Earle Meets Stan (Spenceria) (EEE) 2:52
(Frank Erickson)

6. E.S. Boogie (Part I) (FFF) 2:46
(E. Spencer- B. Gillett)
7. E.S. Boogie (Part II) (FFF) 3:13
(E. Spencer- B. Gillett)
8. Rhapsody In Boogie (Part I) (FFF) 2:56
(Earle Spencer)
9. Rhapsody In Boogie (Part II) (GGG) 3:12
(Earle Spencer)
10. Spencerian Theory (Part I) (GGG) 3:01
(Spencer-Polena-Erickson)
11. Spencerian Theory (Part II) (GGG) 2:47
(Spencer-Polena-Erickson)
12. Amber Moon (GGG) 2:52
(B. Hayward-R. Hazard)
13. Five Guitars In Flight (HHH) 2:40
(Arv Garrison)
14. Gangbusters (HHH) 2:54
(Earle Spencer)
15. Piano Interlude (HHH) 2:56
(E. Spencer-P. Polena)
16. Oh You Beautiful Doll (III) 2:09
(S. Brown-N. Ayer)
17. Jazzbo (III) 2:52
(Paul Nelson)
18. Sunday Afternoon (III) 2:51
(?. Seely-?. Blackburn)
19. Box Lunch (III) 2:08
(Paul Nelson)
20. Soft And Warm (alt. tk) (EEE) 2:49
(Johnny Eppolito)
21. Piano Interlude (alt. tk) (HHH) 2:56
(E. Spencer-P. Polena)

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DISC I

(A) ART HODES: piano solos.
Reeves Sound Studios,
NYC, July 17, 1942
54-RS Snowy Morning Blues B&W 1
55-RS Four Or Five Times –
56-RS She Went And Did Her Dance Solo Art SACD-20 (CD)
57-RS Sad And Blue –
58-RS Dear Old Southland –
2A-3 Art’s Boogie B&W 2
2B-4 St. Louis Blues –

Note: Some discographies also include <SC>how long blues<XC> and <SC>eccentric<XC> as unissued titles from July 1942.

These were made exclusively for Les Schriber, whether or not he was at this session has yet to be determined.
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(B) CLIFF JACKSON QUARTET: Pee Wee Russell (cl), Cliff Jackson (p), Bob Casey (b), Jack Parker (d).
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, March 4, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
HS 1206 Quiet Please B&W 3
HS 1207 Squeeze Me –
6 If I Could Be With You
(One Hour Tonight) B&W 4
7 Weary Blues –
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(C) CLIFF JACKSON (piano solos).
NYC, July 15, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
21 Royal Garden Blues B&W 26
22 It Had To Be You B&W 25
23 Limehouse Blues B&W 26
24 Who B&W 25

Note: <SC>it had to be you<XC>, heard on Black & White 25, also appeared on a 12” vinyl pressing issued on Black & White 8 with matrix QC-2563-1 (“Experimental Pressing” is noted on the label). The date for this session comes from a list made available to Jazz Record magazine (in the November 1944 edition) by Les Schriber. Prior discographies date this as July 16th and it is possible this session took place after midnight on the night of the 15th.
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(D) CLIFF JACKSON’S VILLAGE CATS: Sidney DeParis (tp), Wilbur DeParis (tb), Sidney Bechet (cl, ss), Gene Sedric (ts, vcl), Cliff Jackson (p), Everett Barksdale (el-g), Wellman Braud (b), Ed Dougherty (d).
NYC, December 21, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
43 You’ve Got Me Walking And
Talking To Myself (GS-vcl) B&W 1204 (12”)
44 Quiet Please –
45 Cliff’s Boogie Blues B&W 1205 (12”)
46 Jeepers Creepers –
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(E) HANK DUNCAN TRIO: Bingie Madison (cl, ts), Hank Duncan (p), Goldie Lucas (d).
NYC, June 7, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
13 Maple Leaf Rag B&W 31
14 Upbeat B&W 32
15 Changes, Always On My Mind –
16-1 I Give You My Word B&W 31
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DISC II
(F) GEORGE WETTLING JAZZ TRIO: Mezz Mezzrow (cl), Gene Schroeder (p), George Wettling (d).
NYC, June 30, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
17 Some Of These Days B&W 7
18 Everybody Loves My Baby –
19-1 China Boy B&W 27
20 That’s A Plenty –

Note: Some copies of Black & White 7 have the labels reversed.

A best selling Tops R1006-49 (78) mistitles <SC>that’s a plenty<XC> as <china boy<XC>.

The date for this session comes from a list made available to Jazz Record magazine (in the November 1944 edition) by Les Schriber. Prior discographies date this as July 1st and it is possible this session took place after midnight on June 30.
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(G) DICK CARY: Dick Cary (p), George Wettling (d).
Harry Smith Studios,
NYC, March 4, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
9 ‘S Wonderful unissued, master no longer exists
10-1 Thought About You B&W 28
11 ‘T’ Ain’t Ungood (blues) unissued, master no longer exists
12 You Took Advantage Of Me B&W 28

Note: <SC>’t’ ain’t ungood<XC> has also been listed as <SC>’tain’t no good blues<XC> in discographies.

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(H) GENE SCHROEDER: Gene Schroeder (p), Bob Casey (b), Joe Grauso (d).
NYC, July 29, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
25 Liza B&W 33
26 I Ain’t Got Nobody –
27 Sweet Georgia Brown B&W 5
28 Tea For Two –
__________________________________________________________________ (I) THE LION AND THE CUBS -1 / THE LION’S JAZZ BAND -2: Max Kaminsky (tp), Frank Orchard (tb), Rod Cless (cl), Willie “The Lion” Smith (p, vcl), Jack Lesberg (b), Mac McGrath (d).
NYC, August 19, 1944
Supervised by Les Schriber
29 Let’s Mop It (WS, ens.-vcl) -1 B&W 6
30 Muskrat Ramble -2 B&W 24
31 Bugle Call Rag -2 –
32 How Could You Put Me Down (WS-vcl) -1 B&W 6

Note: Some discographies show this session as being recorded on September 29, 1944, while the September 1944 edition of Record Changer magazine states “Max Kaminsky’s Band recorded four titles for Black & White Wednesday Aug. 16”.
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(J) ROD CLESS QUARTET: Sterling Bose (tp), Rod Cless (cl), James P. Johnson (p), Pops Foster (b).
NYC, September 1, 1944
Probably supervised by Les Schriber
33 Froggy Moore B&W 29
34-1 Make Me A Pallet On The Floor B&W 30
35-1 I Know That You Know –
36-1 Have You Ever Felt That Way B&W 29

Note: <SC>make me a pallet on the floor <XC> also appeared on a 12” vinyl pressing issued on Black & White 8 with matrix QC-2564-1 (“Experimental Pressing” is noted on the label).
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(K) RAY STOKES TRIO -1 / WILSON MEYERS -2: Ray Stokes (p), Wilson Myers (b, vcl), Buddy Christian (d).
NYC, January 2, 1945
Supervised by Les Schriber
59 Stokin’ The Boogie -1 B&W 11
60 Blues For Clarence Profit -1 B&W 12
61 Preachin’ Blues (WM-vcl) -2 B&W 11
62 The Little Goose -1 B&W 12
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DISC III

(L) MIKE LO SCALZO AND HIS DIXIELAND WOODSHEDDERS: Phil Napoleon (tp), Brad Gowans (valide), Leonard Centobie (cl), Mike Lo Scalzo (p), Chuck Wayne (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Tony Spargo (d, kazoo).
Red Hot & Blues Recording Co.
NYC, February 8, 1945
Supervised by Les Schriber
RHB 1 At The Jazz Band Ball B&W 1214 (12”)
RHB 2 Tin Roof Blues B&W 1212 (12”)
RHB 3 Back Home Again In Indiana B&W 1213 (12”)
RHB 4 Royal Garden(s) Blues (sic) B&W 1214 (12”)
RHB 5 I Wish I Could
Shimmy Like My Sister Kate B&W 1213 (12”)
RHB 6 That’s A Plenty B&W 1215 (12”)
RHB 7 Someday Sweetheart –
RHB 8 Muskrat Ramble B&W 1212 (12”)

Note: A source lists that the RHB matrix prefix are the initials of Ralph H. Bass. However, it represents the initials of the recording company (Red Hot & Blues) which may very well be the Reeves Sound Studios since their address is the same (1600 Broadway, NYC).

Brad Gowans is listed as arranger for the entire session as discussed in the liners notes that he is “…undoubtedly responsible for the routines, tempos etc, on this session.” He also, as explained in the notes, is responsible for inventing and playing on this session the valide which is a combination of valve and slide trombone.
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(M) LIL “BROWN GAL” ARMSTRONG AND HER ALL STAR BAND: Jonah Jones (tp), J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Al Gibson (cl, bari), Lil Armstrong (p), Sylvester Hickman (b), Baby Dodds (d).
Chicago, January 9, 1945
81 East Town Boogie B&W 1210 (12”)
82 Little Daddy Blues B&W 1211 (12”)
83 Lady Be Good –
84 Confessin’ B&W 1210 (12”)
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(N) MUSHMOUTH ROBINSON: J.C. Higginbotham (tb), Lil Armstrong (p), Sylvester Hickman (b), Lucius “Mushmouth” Robinson (vcl).
Chicago, January 9, 1945
C5 Let’s Get Some (MR-vcl) B&W 104
C6 Boogie Boo Blues (MR-vcl) B&W 105
C7 I’m Hip To These Women (MR-vcl) –
C8 I Got The Blues (MR-vcl) B&W 104
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(O) CEE PEE JOHNSON & ORCHESTRA: Teddy Buckner (tp), Edward Hale (as), William Woodman (ts), Emmanuel “Duke” Brooks (p), D. Russell (b), Robert Ross (d, wood block), Cee Pee Johnson (tom toms, vcl).
LA, c. early or mid October 1945
Supervised by Ralph Bass
155-2 Boogie Woogie Lou (CPJ-vcl) B&W 758
156-2 Out Of This World B&W 759
157-2 My Little Girl (CPJ-vcl) –
158-1 Your Wig Is Gone (CPJ, ens.-vcl) B&W 758
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DISC IV

(P) ESTELLE EDSON with Oscar Pettiford & All Stars: Karl George (tp), Jewel Grant (as), Lucky Thompson (ts), Leon Beck (bari), Wilbert Baranco (p), Charles Norris (el-g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Roy Porter (d), Estelle Edson (vcl).
LA, early November 1945
Supervised by Ralph Bass
163 Be-Baba-Le-Ba (EE-vcl) B&W 760
164 Rhythm In A Riff (EE-vcl) –
165 I Changed The Lock On The Door (EE-vcl) B&W 761
166 Don’t Drive This Jive Away (EE-vcl) –
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(Q) IVIE ANDERSON AND HER ALL STARS: Karl George (tp), Willie Smith (as), Buddy Collette (ts), Gene Porter (bari), Wilbert Baranco (p, arr), Buddy Harper (g), Charles Mingus (b), Booker Hart (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
LA, c. February 13, 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
203-2 I Got It Bad And
That Ain’t Good (IA-vcl) (WB-arr) B&W 771
204-3 On The Sunny Side
Of The Street (IA-vcl) (WB-arr) –
205-1 I Thought You
Ought To Know (IA-vcl) (WB-arr) B&W 772
206-3 The Voot Is Here To Stay (IA-vcl) (WB-arr) –
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(R) IVIE ANDERSON WITH PHIL MOORE CONDUCTING: Karl George, unidentified (tp), poss. Murray McEachern, unidentified (tb), Willie Smith (as), 2 unidentified (reeds), Lucky Thompson (ts), Phil Moore (p, arr), Irving Ashby (el-g), poss. Charles Mingus (b), Lee Young (d)
LA, September or October 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass or Phil Moore
481-4 Tall Dark & Handsome (IA-vcl) (PM-arr) B&W 823
482 Butter And Egg Man (IA-vcl) (PM-arr) B&W 824
483-2 Twice Too Many (IA-vcl) (PM-arr) B&W 823
484 Empty Bed Blues (IA-vcl) (PM-arr) B&W 824

Note: The two unidentified reeds may be the ones responsible for doubling on clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and baritone sax.
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(S) HELEN HUMES AND ALL STARS: poss. Teddy Buckner (tp), Eddie Hale (as), Wild Bill Moore, William Woodman (ts), Meade Lux Lewis (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Red Callender (b), Chico Hamilton (d), Helen Humes (vcl).
LA, c. May-August 1946
Supervised by Norman Granz
250-2 Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie (HH-vcl) B&W 109

Eddie Beal (p) replaces Lewis
251-3 Married Man Blues (HH-vcl) –
252 Be-Bop Bounce (HH-vcl) B&W 114
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(T) HELEN HUMES WITH BUCK CLAYTON AND ALL STARS -1 / HELEN HUMES and her All Stars -2: Buck Clayton (tp), Charlie Beal (p), Barney Kessel (el-g), Red Callender (b), Shadow Wilson (d), Helen Humes (vcl).
LA, c. October 1, 1946
Supervised by Norman Granz
414-5 If I Could Be With You One
Hour Tonight (HH-vcl) -1 B&W 112
415-4 I Don’t Know His Name (HH-vcl) -2 B&W 114
416-2 Drive Me Daddy (HH-vcl) -1 B&W 112
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(U) ERNESTINE ANDERSON With SHIFTY HENRY’S ORCH: Jack Trainor (tp), Bumps Myers (ts), Willard McDaniel (p), Billy Hadnott (b), Oscar Lee Bradley Jr. (d), Ernestine Anderson (vcl). LA, c. December 18-29, 1947
687-2 K.C. Lover (EA-vcl) B&W 863
690-2 Good Lovin’ Babe (EA-vcl) -__________________________________________________________________
(V) ETTA JONES With Cyril Haynes Quartet: Budd Johnson (ts), Cyril Haynes (p), Johnny Williams (b), Denzil Best (d), Etta Jones (vcl).
NYC, c. February 18, 1945
95 So Tired (EJ-vcl) B&W 40
96 Once Upon A Time (EJ-vcl) B&W 39
97 Do What’s Right (EJ-vcl) B&W 39
98 Solitude (EJ-vcl) B&W 40

Note: We were unable to obtain for this package <SC>once upon a time<XC>.
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(W) ELLA LOGAN AND ALL STARS: unidentified (tp), unidentified (tb), Willie Smith (cl, as), unidentified (cl, ts), poss. Phil Moore (p), unidentified (b), unidentified (d), Ella Logan (vcl).
LA, c. May–August 1946
Supervised by Norman Granz
253 Tea For Two (EL-vcl) B&W 812
254 Sometimes I’m Happy (EL-vcl) –
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DISC V

(X) ETTA JONES With BARNEY BIGARD and his ORCHESTRA: Joe Thomas (tp), Barney Bigard (cl), Georgie Auld (as, ts), Leonard Feather (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Billy Taylor (b), Stan Levey (d) Etta Jones (vcl).
NYC, December 29, 1944
Supervised by Leonard Feather
51 Salty Papa Blues (EJ-vcl) B&W 9
52 Evil Gal Blues (EJ-vcl) B&W 10
53 Blow Top Blues (EJ-vcl) B&W 9
54 Long, Long, Journey (EJ-vcl) B&W 10

Note: Some discographies list Cyril Haynes (p).
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(Y) BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH GEORGIE AULD: Joe Thomas (tp), Barney Bigard (cl), Georgie Auld (as, ts), Leonard Feather (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Billy Taylor (b), Stan Levey (d).
NYC, December 29, 1944
Supervised by Leonard Feather
55 Blues Before Dawn B&W 1206 (12”)

Cyril Haynes (p) replaces Feather.
56 Poon-Tang –
57 Nine O’ Clock Beer B&W 1207 (12”)
58 How Long Blues –
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(Z) BARNEY BIGARD SEXTET: Joe Thomas (tp), Barney Bigard (cl), Joe Thomas (ts, vcl), Art Tatum (p), Billy Taylor (b), Stan Levey (d).
NYC, January 5, 1945
Supervised by Leonard Feather
63 Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man B&W 14
64 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone –
65 Sweet Marijuana Brown (JT-vcl) B&W 13
66 Blues For Art’s Sake –
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(AA) LINDA KEENE: Charlie Shavers (tp), Aaron Sachs (cl), Joe Springer (p), Remo Palmieri (el-g), Clyde Lombardi (b), Eddie Dell (d), Linda Keene (vcl).
NYC, February 16, 1945
Supervised by Leonard Feather
85 Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You (LK-vcl) B&W 19
86 I Don’t Stand A
Ghost Of A Chance With You (LK-vcl) -1 B&W 20
87 Blues On My Weary Mind (LK-vcl) -1 B&W 19
88 I Must Have That Man (LK-vcl) B&W 20

-1 add Red Norvo (vib).
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(BB) JO EVANS with MAXWELL DAVIS and his Orchestra: George Orendorff (tp), Jewell Grant (as), Maxwell Davis (ts), Francis Midell (bari), Garland Finney (p), Herman Mitchell (el-g), Chuck Hamilton (b), Lee Gibson (d), Jo Evans (vcl).
LA, July, ?, 1946
295-2 Goody Goody Baby (JE-vcl) B&W 785
296-3 Give It Up (JE-vcl) B&W 786
297 Private Stock (JE-vcl) –
298 Root Of All My Evil (JE-vcl) B&W 785
300 M.T. Boogie B&W 858

Note: It is not known if matrix 299 was used.
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(CC) JO EVANS with MAXWELL DAVIS and his Orchestra: possible personnel as found in Session (BB).
LA, c. August 16-September 5, 1946
357-2 Cold Blooded (JE-vcl) B&W 118
358-2 Loving Course Blues (JE-vcl) –
359-2 I Want Somebody (JE-vcl) B&W 797
360-1 Drummer Man Blues (JE-vcl) B&W 796

Note: Matrix 360 was used twice. Once for this session and the other for a session by Gaylord Carter at the Pipe Organ that is not heard in this set.
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DISC VI

(DD) JACK MCVEA and his All Stars: Jesse Perdue (tp), Marshal Royal (as), Jack McVea (ts), Jimmy Shacklton (p), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d).
LA, October, ?, 1945
Supervised by Ralph Bass
115-1 Bartender Boogie B&W 750

Note: The other titles from this session fall outside the scope of this set.
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(EE) JACK MCVEA & HIS ALL STARS: Jesse Perdue (tp), Marshal Royal (as), Jack McVea (ts), Jimmy Shacklton (p), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d), Estelle Edson (vcl).
LA, January, ?, 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
167 Play It Over B&W 762
168 House Party Boogie B&W 763
169-1 My Business Is C.O.D (EE-vcl) B&W 762
170-2 Baby Make Up Your Mind (EE-vcl) B&W 763

Note: The other two titles from this session fall outside the scope of this set.
Some copies of Black & White 763 couple <SC>house party boogie<XC> with matrix 115 (Bartender Boogie).

Discographies have listed the trumpeter on this session by a number of different names but the newspaper California Eagle (November 1, 1945) confirms it is Jesse Perdue.
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(FF) JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS: Russell Jacquet, Jesse Perdue (tp), Jack McVea, Wild Bill Moore (ts), Call Cobbs (p), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d).
LA, early February 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
195 Jack’s Boogie B&W 767
196 F Minor Boogie –
197 Jam Boogie B&W 768
198 Frantic Boogie –
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(GG) JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS: John “Red” Kelly (tp), Jack McVea (ts), Crow Kahn (p), unidentified (g), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d, vcl). LA, c. July-August 16, 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
330 Bulgin’ Eyes B&W 791
334-1 Open The Door Richard! (RT, ens.-vcl) B&W 792
335 The Crow’s Boogie B&W 793

Note: The rest of this session falls outside the scope of this set.
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(HH) JACK MCVEA AND ALL STARS: Joe Kelly (tp), Melba Liston (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Jack McVea (ts), Crow Kahn (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d, vcl).
LA, August 16-September 5, 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
433-2 Basses Boogie B&W 808
434-3 Boilermaker’s Boogie –
435-2 Blackout Boogie B&W 809
436-1 Hangover B&W 811
437-2 Baby It’s Fun (RT, ens.-vcl) –
438-2 Reetie Vootie Boogie B&W 809
439-1 Groovin’ Boogie B&W 810
440 Barrel House Boogie –
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(II) JACK MCVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS: Sammy Yates (tp), Jack McVea (ts), Crow Kahn (p), Gene Phillips (el-g), Frank Clarke (b), Rabon Tarrant (d, vcl), Arthur Duncan (vcl).
LA, February, ?, 1947
Supervised by Ralph Bass
608-1 Darlin’ It’s Just Like A Dream (AD-vcl) B&W 850
609-6 Butch (AD-vcl) B&W 842
610 Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) (RT, ens.-vcl) B&W 850
611-3 Two Timin’ Baby Boogie (AD-vcl) B&W 842
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DISC VII

(JJ) JOE MARSALA & HIS ORCH: Joe Thomas (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Adele Girard (harp), Charlie Queener (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d).
NYC, November 29, 1944
Supervised by Leonard Feather
37 Romance B&W 1201 (12”)
38 Zero Hour –
39 Joe-Joe Jump B&W 1202 (12”)

Joe Thomas (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Leonard Feather (p), Charlie Queener (cel), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d), Linda Keene (vcl).
Same session
40 Unlucky Woman (LK-vcl) B&W 1203 (12”)

Joe Thomas (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Charlie Queener, Leonard Feather (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d), Linda Keene (vcl).
Same session
41 Blues In The Storm (LK-vcl) B&W 1203 (12”)

Joe Thomas (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Charlie Queener (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d).
Same session
42 Don’t Let It End B&W 1202 (12”)
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(KK) JOE MARSALA SEXTET: Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Joe Marsala (cl), Cliff Jackson (p), Chuck Wayne (el-g), Irving Lang (b), Buddy Christian (d).
NYC, January 12, 1945
71 Perdido Phoenix Jazz 16 (LP)
72 My Melancholy Baby B&W 18
73 On The Alamo Phoenix Jazz 2 (LP)
74 Cherokee B&W 18

Note: Discographies have listed <SC>perdido<XC> and <SC>on the alamo<XC> as being released on Black & White 17, however, a copy of this has yet to be located. The Black & White catalog of 1947 does not list the disc and it’s possible that the record never was released at the time. Bob Porter’s label Phoenix Jazz was the first to release these sides on the LPs shown above. Our source (the same used on those LPs) is an acetate found at the Institute of Jazz Studies.
__________________________________________________________________ (LL) NAT JAFFE TRIO: Nat Jaffe (p), Remo Palmieri (el-g), Leo Guarnieri (b).
NYC, December 21, 1944
Supervised by Leonard Feather
47 A Hundred Years From Today B&W 1209 (12”)
48 Blues In Nat’s Flat B&W 1208 (12”)
49 If I Had You B&W 1209 (12”)
50 These Foolish Things B&W 1208 (12”)
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(MM) ERROLL GARNER TRIO: Erroll Garner (p), Eddie Brown (b), Doc West (d).
NYC, January 10, 1945
67 White Rose Bounce (In The Beginning) B&W 15
68 Twistin’ The Cats Tail (Erroll’s Boogie) B&W 16
69 Movin’ Around (The Campbell’s Are Coming) –
70 Night And Day B&W 15

Note: Some copies of Black & White 16 have <SC>movin’ around<XC> as matrix 68 on the label.

The titles in parentheses come from test pressings in the Timme Rosenkrantz collection and are not shown on the labels.
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(NN) TOMMY TODD AND HIS TRIO -1 / BOB MORSE WITH TOMMY TODD AND HIS TRIO -2: Tommy Todd (p), Bob Bain (g), Al Hendrickson (el-g), Artie Shapiro (b), Bob Morse (vcl).
LA, c. February 16, 1946
Supervised by Ralph Bass
215-2 Wagon Wheels -1 B&W 775
216-2 Chloe -1 B&W 776
217-2 Junior In January (BM-vcl) -2 B&W 775
218-2 I’ve Never Seen Such A Sight (BM-vcl) -2 B&W 776
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DISC VIII

(OO) PHIL MOORE And The Phil Moore Four: Johnny Letman (tp), Phil Moore (p, tack piano, vcl), poss. Irving Ashby (el-g), poss. Red Callender (b), poss. Lee Young (d).
LA, September or October 1946
Supervised by Phil Moore
487-4 Eh Baby (PM-vcl) B&W 820
488-1 You Talk Holes In My Clothes (PM-vcl) B&W 827
489 Don’t Like ‘Em (PM-vcl) –
490-4 Dead Man’s Blues (PM-vcl) B&W 820
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(PP) PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR: Same as (OO).
LA, c. September 11, 1947
Supervised by Phil Moore
627 Sweet Eileen (PM, ens-vcl) B&W 848
628 Don’t Worry ‘Bout Strangers (Keep Your
Eyes On Your Best Friend) (PM-vcl) –
629 I Know A Man
(Tusha-Ma-Catta-Ma-Baby) (PM-vcl) B&W 855
630 I Feel So Smoochie (PM-vcl) –
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(QQ) RED CALLENDER TRIO: Willard McDaniel (p), Leonard Enois (el-g), Red Callender (b).
NYC, c. June, 1946
265-2 Red Light (trio-vcl) B&W 781
266-1 By The River Ste. Marie (trio-vcl) B&W 782
267-4 Be Happy Pappy (trio-vcl) B&W 781
268-2 Red Boogie B&W 782
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(RR) AL KILLIAN ALL STARS: Al Killian (tp), unidentified (cl), (ts), (p), (el-g), (b), (d).
LA, September 11 – October 30, 1946
466-1 Boogie In My Flat B&W 117
467-2 The Killer’s Boogie –
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(SS) AL LERNER QUINTET: Hoyt Bohannon (tb), Jack Dumont (as), Al Lerner (p), Jud DeNaut (b), Sam Weiss (d), Anita Boyer (vcl).
LA, September 11 – October 30, 1946
477-1 Hot Rock B&W 841
480-3 Sometimes I’m Happy (AB-vcl) –

Note: It is not known if matrices 478 and 479 were ever used.
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(TT) WILBERT BARANCO QUARTET: Wilbert Baranco (p, vcl), Ulysses Livingston (el-g), Benny Booker (b), Oscar Lee Bradley Jr. (d)
LA, c. February 1947
602-3 Got An Ache In My Heart (WB-vcl) B&W 856
603-3 Baby Look At You (WB-vcl) B&W 857
604-1 Blues In “C” Minor B&W 120
605-2 Lil’ Victor’s Boogie –
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(UU) WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS TRIO: Wilbert Baranco (p), Ulysses Livingston (el-g), Benny Booker (b), Oscar Lee Bradley Jr. (d).
LA, c. February 1947
623-4 Blues Rhapsody I B&W 859
624-4 Blues Rhapsody II –
625-3 Rosetta B&W 857
626-2 Memories Of You B&W 856
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DISC IX

(VV) THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM: Leonard Feather (p), Teddy Bunn (g, vcl), Ulysses Livingstone (el-g), Red Callender (b), George Vann (d, vcl), Leo Watson (vcl).
LA, January 24, 1945
Supervised by Leonard Feather
75 Honeysuckle Rose
(Honey-Sock-Me-On-The-Nose)
(TB, LW-vcl) B&W 22
76 Scattin’ The Blues (LW-vcl) B&W 23
77 Suspicious Blues (GV-vcl) B&W 21
78 She Ain’t No Saint (GV, LW-vcl) B&W 23
79 Last Call Blues (GV-vcl) B&W 22
80 Coquette
(Chicken Croquette) (TB, LW-vcl) B&W 21
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(WW) CHARLIE VENTURO (sic) & HIS SEXTET: Red Rodney (tp), Willie Smith (as), Charlie Ventura (ts), Arnold Ross (p), Barney Kessel (el-g), Billy Hadnott (b), Nick Fatool (d).
LA, c. February 14, 1946
207-3 Who’s Sorry Now? B&W 1219 (12”)
208-3 Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen B&W 1220 (12”)
209-2 The Man I Love B&W 1219 (12”)
210-1 ‘S Wonderful B&W 1220 (12”)
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(XX) CHARLIE VENTURO (sic) AND HIS SEXTET: Red Rodney (tp), Charlie Kennedy (as), Charlie Ventura (ts), Teddy Napoleon (p), Allan Reuss (el-g), Red Callender (b), Nick Fatool (d).
LA, c. May-August, 1946
241 Chopin’s Minute Waltz B&W 1221 (12”)
242-2 Slow Joe B&W 1222 (12”)
243-2 What Is This Thing Called Love? –
244-1 I’m In The Mood For Love B&W 1221 (12”)

Note: Matrix 242 was also used for two other Black & White releases with the catalog number also being number 242. These are under the direction of Vic Corwin and his Orchestra: matrix 242A (“April In Portugal”) and 242B (“The Song From Moulin Rouge”). These are non-jazz items and not included here.
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(YY) HIP CHICKS: Jean Starr (tp), L’Ana Hyams (sop, ts), Marjorie Hyams (vib), Vicki Zimmer (p), Marion Gange (el-g), Cecilia Zirl (b), Rose Gottesman (d), Vivien Garry (vcl).
NYC, c. February 17, 1945
Supervised by Leonard Feather
89 Strip Tease B&W 1217 (12”)
90 Popsie – (12”)
91 Seven Riffs With The Right Woman B&W 1218 (12”)
92 I Surrender, Dear (VG-vcl) B&W 1216 (12”)
93 The Sargeant On Furlough B&W 1218 (12”)
94 Moonlight On Turhan Bay -1 B&W 1216 (12”)

-1 omit Marjorie Hyams.
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DISC X

(ZZ) JUNIOR JAZZ AT THE AUDITORIUM: Howard McGhee (tp), Lucky Thompson (ts), Jimmy Bunn (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Red Callender (b).
Compton Junior College,
Compton, Ca., August 26, 1946
726 Oodie Coo Bop [Ornithology] (Pt. 1) B&W 150
727 Oodie Coo Bop [Ornithology] (Pt. 2) –

Howard McGhee (tp), Jack McVea, Lucky Thompson (ts), Jimmy Bunn (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Red Callender (b).
Same concert
Boppin’ Bop [What Is This Thing
Called Love / Hot House] (beginning) Tops L928 (LP)
728 Boppin’ Bop [What Is This Thing
Called Love / Hot House] (Pt. 1) B&W 151
729 Boppin’ Bop [What Is This Thing
Called Love / Hot House] (Pt. 2) –

Howard McGhee (tp), Jack McVea, Lucky Thompson (ts), Jimmy Bunn (p), Irving Ashby (el-g), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d).
Same concert
1006 Introduction/Big Noise [Allen’s Alley/Wee] (Pt. 1) B&W 1223 (12”)
1007 Big Noise [Allen’s Alley / Wee] (Pt. 2) B&W 1224 (12”)
1008 Big Noise [Allen’s Alley / Wee] (Pt. 3) –

Les Robinson (as), Jimmy Bunn (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d).
Same concert
1009 Body And Soul B&W 1223 (12”)

Les Robinson (as), Lucky Thompson (ts), Jimmy Bunn (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d).
Same concert
Lover (Pt.1) Imperial 5092 (45)
Lover (Pt.2) –

Les Robinson (as), Jimmy Bunn (p), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d).
Same concert
On The Sunny Side Of The Street Tops L928 (LP)

Note: OODIE COO BOP (Parts 1 & 2), BOPPIN’ BOP (Beginning, Parts 1 & 2), BIG NOISE (Parts 1-3) and LOVER (Parts 1 & 2) were initially released as shown above. For this set we have combined the individual parts of each of these titles as one track.

<SC>boppin’ bop<XC> was edited on Black & White 151. What’s missing is the beginning piano intro and 1st chorus of the piano solo plus the 1st chorus of the guitar solo.

The performance of <SC>big noise<XC> fades out during the drum solo. Ralph Bass’s introduction of musicians, which was dubbed in later on the original 78, is not included here. The first portion of it is heard at the beginning of <SC>oodie coo bop<XC>.

Some copies of <SC>big noise <XC> are issued with Pt. 1 showing Black & White 1223 on one side and Pt. 2 with Black & White 1224 on the reverse side.

A signed contract agreement between Ralph Bass and a disc jockey of station KLAC in Los Angeles, states that these two individuals have equal interest in the transcription masters of the concert which was recorded by Radio Recorders. The whereabouts of the original masters of this concert, as are all of the Black & White studio sessions, are unknown.

It is uncertain that the order of tunes presented here is correct. We’ve decided to keep the order usually shown in discographies which also follows the matrix order. For continuity, we have placed Ralph Bass’s introduction at the beginning of <SC>oodie coo bop<XC> rather than at the top of <SC>big noise<XC>.
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(AAA) WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS RHYTHM BOMBARDIERS: Howard McGhee, Karl George, Snooky Young, John Burk (tp), Vic Dickenson, George Washington, Ralph Bledsoe, Henry Coker (tb), Willie Smith, Marvin Johnson (as), Lucky Thompson, Freddie Simon (ts), Gene Porter (bari), Wilbert Baranco (p, arr, vcl), Buddy Harper (g), Charles Mingus (b), Earl Watkins (d).
LA, (late) January, 1946
183-2 Night And Day (WB-arr) B&W 41
184-2 Weeping Willie (WB-arr) –
185-2R Every Time I
Think Of You (WB-arr) (WB-vcl) B&W 42
186-2R Baranco’s Boogie (WB-arr) –

Note: Many discographies indicate that Dizzy Gillespie is present on this session. The label of Black & White 78 lists a “J. Burk” which, it seems, has been assumed to be a pseudonym for John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. Discographer Chris Sheridan reports that Gillespie denied being on this session and trumpet solos heard seem to be from Howard McGhee. It has been suggested that this person could well have been the John Burks who recorded with Leo Parker for Blue Note in 1961.
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(BBB) WILL OSBORNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Red Nichols (cor), George Wendt, Jim Hardy, Denny Donaldson (tp), Dale Nicholls, Al Thompson (tb), Joe Adams, Lon Dote, Matty Matlock, Karl Leaf, Jack Currance (reeds), George Finley (p), Ramez Idriss (g), Jack Ryan (b), Frank Carlson (d).
LA, February 12, 1946
202-2 When The Gooses Come
Back To Massachusetts B&W 769

Note: The rest of this session falls outside the scope of this set.

There is a LaRue Jenkins listed for this session in the discography <SC>the red nichols story: after intermission<XC>. It is uncertain what instrument he plays or if he is an arranger.
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(CCC) GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Gerald Wilson (tp, arr), Snooky Young, Hobart Dotson, Joe “Red” Kelly, James Anderson (tp), Melba Liston, Ralph Bledsoe (tb, arr), Isaac Livingstone, Robert Huerta (tb), Floyd Turnham, Gus Evans (as), Vernon Slater, Eddie Davis (ts), Maurice Simon (bari), Jimmy Bunn (p), Buddy Harper (g), Bob Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d).
LA, c. mid or late February 1946
Supervised by Norman Granz
223-2 Cruisin’ With Cab (GW-arr) B&W 777
224-6 One O’ Clock Jump (GW-arr) B&W 778
225-2 Warm Mood (ML-arr) –
226-2 Pammy (RB-arr) B&W 777
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(DDD) GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Killian, James Anderson, Joe “Red” Kelly, Hobart Dotson (tp), Melba Liston, Henry Coker, Robert Huerta, Vic Dickenson (tb), Floyd Turnham, Gus Evans (as), Vernon Slater, Eddie Davis (ts), Maurice Simon (bari), Vivian Fears (p), Irving Ashby (g), Red Callender (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Gerald Wilson (arr).
LA, c. September 6, 1946
Supervised by Norman Granz
400-3 Et-ta (prob. GW-arr) B&W 814
401-2 Pensive Melody (poss. GW-arr) –
402-3 The Saint (GW-arr) B&W 813
403-1 The Moors (prob. GW-arr) –

Note: Some re-issues list the title ET-TA as EB-LA.
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DISC XI
(EEE) EARLE SPENCER & HIS ORCHESTRA: Paul Lopez, Bob Fowler, Jimmy Salco, Clair Jones, Richard Binns (tp), Ray Heath, Marshall Cram, Junior Durward Morsch (also known as J. Durward Morsch), Dick Monson (tb), Les Robinson (cl, as), Ralph Lee (ts), Joe Koch, Hy Mandel, Guy McReynolds (unidentified reeds), Tommy Todd (p), Jack Marshall (g), Red Callender (b), Jackie Mills (d), Annette Warren (vcl), Morty Corb, Frank Erickson, Bill Gillett, Paul Nelson, Paul Polena (arr).
Radio Recorders Studio
LA, August 16, 1946, 1:00-4:00 pm
Supervised by Ralph Bass
349-3 Concerto For Guitar (BG-arr) B&W 854
350-1 Bolero In Boogie (PP-arr) B&W 795
351-2 Production On Melody –
352-alt Soft And Warm (MC-arr) Tops L929 (LP)
352-3 Soft And Warm (MC-arr) B&W 843
353 Lover Man (AW-vcl) (PN-arr) unissued, master no longer exists
354 Earle Meets Stan (Spenceria) (FE-arr) Tops L948-69 (LP)

Note: Many discographies differ as to the personnel of these Earle Spencer sessions. Our source comes from the original American Federation of Musicians logs of Local 47. The log for this session lists the following reedmen: Joe Koch, Guy McReynolds and Hy Mandel. However, the instruments they played are not listed. It is known that both Joe Koch and Hy Mandel are primarily (at least on records) baritone saxophonists during this period – Koch with Sonny Dunham, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa and others and Mandel mostly with Boyd Raeburn’s band. Guy McReynolds is known to record on alto (for the Sonny Dunham band) and on alto, tenor and baritone for Boyd Raeburn.

Some discographies claim that <SC>bolero in boogie<XC> on Tops L929 (LP) is an alternate take but it plays the same as the master take on Black & White 795.

In John Sam Lewis’s liner notes to Earl Spencer and His Orchestra released on IAJRC 41 (LP), mention is made that <SC>spenceria<XC> was intended to be a re-titling of another unissued master, but when Tops L948-69 was issued, this incorrect title was chosen for what should’ve been <SC>earle meets stan<XC>.
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(FFF) EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Killian, Bob Fowler, Jimmy Salco, Clair Jones, Richard Binns (tp), Ollie Wilson, Marshall Cram, J. Durward Morsch, Dick Monson (tb), Skeets Herfurt, William Hudspeth (cl, as), Herbie Steward, Francis Polifroni (ts), Bob Snell (bari), Paul Polena and/or Milt Raskin (p), Tony Rizzi (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Jackie Mills (d), Annette Warren (vcl), Frank Erickson, Bill Gillett (arr).
Radio Recorders Studio, LA
September 5, 1946, 2:00-5:30 pm
Supervised by Ralph Bass
384-1 E.S. Boogie (Part II) (BG-arr) B&W 800
385-2 E.S. Boogie (Part I) (ens-vcl) (BG-arr) B&W 799
386 Lover Man (AW-vcl)
or Spenceria (FE-arr) unissued, master no longer exists
387-5 Rhapsody In Boogie (Part I) (FE-arr) B&W 801

Note: Some discographies claim that Tops L 948 (LP) has an alternate take of <SC>e.s. boogie (part II), however, it is identical to 384-1. That same LP combines Part I and Part II of <SC>e.s. boogie<XC> into one track but Part II is heared first and then Part I.

The titles shown for this session are not chronologically heard on CD XI

Both Milt Raskin and Paul Polena are listed on the log for this session. It is possible that they split the piano chores for this day or that Polena is part of this date as an arranger only even though none of his charts were attempted or recorded.
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(GGG) EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Killian, Bob Fowler, Jimmy Salco, Clair Jones, Richard Binns (tp), Ollie Wilson, Marshall Cram, J. Durward Morsch, Dick Monson (tb), James McGee, Richard Hofmann (f-hn), Les Robinson, William Hudspeth (cl, as), Herbie Steward, Francis Polifroni (ts), Bob Snell (bari), Paul Polena and/or Milt Raskin (p), Tony Rizzi (g), Morty Corb (b, arr), Jackie Mills (d), Bob Hayward (vcl), Frank Erickson, Harry Wham (arr).
Radio Recorders Studio, LA,
September 6, 1946, 9:00 pm – 12 am
Supervised by Ralph Bass
388-2 Amber Moon (BH-vcl) (MC-arr) B&W 843
389-2 Spencerian Theory (Part II) (HW-arr) B&W 799
390-1 Rhapsody In Boogie (Part II) (FE-arr) B&W 801
391-2 Spencerian Theory (Part I) (HW-arr) B&W 800

Note: Some discographies claim Frank Erickson arranged <SC>spencerian theory<XC> and Harry Wham arranged <SC>rhapsody in boogie<XC>.

Add to note: The titles shown for this session are not chronologically heard on CD XI
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(HHH) EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Al Killian, Bob Fowler, Jimmy Salco, Frank Beach, Richard Binns (tp), Ollie Wilson, J. Durward Morsch, Dick Monson, Ray Sims (tb), Les Robinson, William Hudspeth (cl, as), Ralph Lee, Don Lodice (ts), Hy Mandel (bari), Hal Schaefer (p), Mike Bryan (g), Morty Corb or Artie Shapiro (b), Sam Weiss (d), Bob Gillette, Paul Nelson, Paul Polena (arr).
Radio Recorders Studio, LA,
October 19, 1946, 7:00-11:00 pm
Supervised by Ralph Bass
529-3 Five Guitars In Flight -1 B&W 822
530 Polychronic Suite (PN-arr) unissued, master no longer exists
531-2 Gangbusters (poss. PP-arr) B&W 822
532-alt Piano Interlude (BG-arr) Tops L948-69 (LP)
532-3 Piano Interlude (BG-arr) B&W 854

-1 add THE ARV GARRISON QUARTET: Arv Garrison, Barney Kessel, Irving Ashby, Tony Rizzi, Gene Sargent (el-g).

Note: Both Artie Shapiro and Morty Corb are listed on the log for this session. It is possible that they split the bass chores for this day or that Corb is part of the date as an arranger only, even though none of his charts were attempted or recorded (unless <SC>five guitars in flight<XC> is his arrangement.)

Some discographies list matrix 530 as <SC>spenceria<XC> and as being released on Golden Tone GT 4059 (LP).
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(III) EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Buddy Childers, Jake Gerheim, Jerry Munson, Tony Faccinto, Clyde Reasinger (tp), Harry Forbes, Jimmy Knepper, J. Durward Morsch, Earl Hamlin (tb), Art Pepper, Herb Geller (as), Tommy Magagon, Stan Heaney (ts), Howard Phillips (bari), Shannon Fletcher (p), Laurindo Almeida (g), Willie Stader (b), Roy Hall (d), Toni Aubin (vcl), Dexter Culbertson, Paul Nelson (arr).
Radio Recorders Studio, LA,
February 7, 1949, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Supervised by Paul Reiner
A730-3 Oh You Beautiful Doll (ens-vcl) (DC-arr) B&W 871
731-1 Jazzbo (PN-arr) –
732-1 Sunday Afternoon (TA-vcl) (PN-arr) B&W 875
733-2 Box Lunch (At The Factory) (PN-arr) –

Note: There is a clarinet heard on <SC>oh you beautiful doll<XC> and <SC>jazzbo<XC> but it is not certain who is responsible.

Some discographies list this session as February 1947.
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ALBUM INDEX
78 albums (10”)

Black & White A 54 <SC>jack mcvea – boogie woogie<XC>
(766-768)

Black & White A 62 <SC>earle spencer – progressions in boogie<XC>
(799-801)

Black & White A 72 <SC>jack mcvea – boogie woogie vol.2<XC>
(808-810)

78 albums (12”)
Black & White A 64 <SC>charlie venturo – and his sextet<XC>
(1221 & 1222)

Black & White A 68 <SC>various artists – junior jazz at the auditorium vol. 1– (1223 & 1224) vol.1<XC>

10” LP
Tops L928 <SC>various artists – junior jazz at the auditorium<XC>
Tops L929 <SC>earle spencer – jazz technocracy<XC>
Tops L948-69 <SC>earle spencer – jazz jamboree<XC>

12” LP
Phoenix Jazz-2 <SC>dizzy gillespie: the small groups (1945-1946)<XC>
Phoenix Jazz-16 <SC>various artists – phoenix jazz fifth anniversary
album<XC>

CD
Solo Art SACD-20 <SC>art hodes – vintage art hodes<XC>

Produced for release by Scott Wenzel
Executive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

Transfers: Dr. Michael Arie, Daniel Gugolz, the Thomas P. Hustad Collection at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music, Steven Lasker, Andreas Meyer, Scott D. Middleton at the Marr Sound Archives – University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sound restoration and mastering: Andreas Meyer and Nancy Conforti at Swan Studios (www.meyer-media.com)

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

Producer’s Note:
The vision of this set was to present jazz performances from the Black & White label. The challenge that confronted us was what to include since many sides fall in a grey area between pop vocals backed by jazz musicians (in a strictly accompaniment role) and those sessions in a rhythm and blues context. So, for example, one can argue that certain Lena Horne or Jack McVea titles should have been included here as well as sides by Bob Hayward, Maggie Hathaway, The Robinson Brothers and others. We hope you understand our dilemma and enjoy what has become a part of this set.

The Art Hodes session has three titles (matrices RS-56, RS-57 and RS-58) that were not intended for release. These titles (along with the other four that were issued on Black & White from this date) were recorded by Hodes exclusively for Les Schriber before the existence of Black & White. These three titles are thought to be sold by Hodes to George H. Buck and are licensed to us courtesy of Lars Edegran of the George H. Buck Foundation. T-Bone Walker’s output on Black & White are eliminated as they were issued by Mosaic in 1990. And because of contractual reasons, the August 17, 1945 session by Charlie Ventura is not included here as they are currently owned by the Concord Recorded Music group.

The Black & White label is one we have talked about re-issuing as far back as the late 1980s. However, special thanks especially go to Mark Cantor and Lloyd Rauch who re-introduced us to this label which has never seen the light of day as the subject of a major compilation such as this. Special thanks for their assistance also go to James Accardi, Rob Bamberger, Richard Capeless, Noal Cohen, Jan Evensmo, Maristella Feustle, Michael Fitzgerald, Patrick Goodhope, Daniel Gugolz, Jim Harrod, Tom Hustad, The Institute of Jazz Studies, Matthew Kelly, Dan Levinson, Steven Lasker, Sonny McGown, Tony Middleton, Konrad Nowakowski, Vincent Pelote, Matt “Fat Cat” Rivera, Todd Selbert, David Seubert, Charles Tolliver and Art Zimmerman. Also the research provided by Jordi Pujol in the liner notes of the Fresh Sounds CD <SC>earle spencer – the pioneer of modern big band jazz<XC>. We are also in debt to the help provided by both the late Bob Porter and Phil Schaap who we lost in 2021.

The original masters of these sessions are not known to exist. Therefore, we have auditioned the best sounding 78s, LPs or CDs made available to us for transfer. A list of sources used is at the end of this discography. However, particular sonic abnormalities arose with the following discs: Ray Stokes Trio <SC>stokin’ the boogie<XC> where where drop outs are heard in the original master and Jack McVea’s <SC>frantic boogie<XC> was pressed off-center; Etta Jones <SC>so tired<XC> we could only find on an LP that had reverb; Estelle Edson’s <SC>i changed the lock on the door<XC> is off-center toward the end.

We are indebted to the following who provided us with sources used for this set: Harry Arends, Dr. Michael Arie, Vincent Gardner, Daniel Gugolz, Barry Hansen (Dr. Demento), the Thomas P. Hustad Collection at Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music, The Institute of Jazz Studies, Mike Keifer, Steven Lasker, Scott D. Middleton at the Marr Sound Archives, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Konrad Nowakowski, Lloyd Rauch, Werner Schroecker, Hubert Stowitschek, Scott Wenzel and Jack Woker.

Some of these sessions carry alternate matrix numbers. The shellac discs have “B” prefix numbers while the vinyl discs have “D4” or “D5” prefix numbers. These “D” matrix numbers, as suggested by Geoff Wheeler in an article from the The IAJRC Journal (March 2009) “…were done by RCA, possibly through help from Eli Oberstein who had rejoined RCA after leaving the company (RCA) in 1939 to form his own record company, United States Record Company”. Wheeler later states, “Although he is not known to have been involved in Black & White or Comet, he may have provided some assistance since everybody in the business knew everyone else, especially in NYC”. We checked with Sony Music, the current owners of the RCA Victor catalog, but they did not have any of these masters in the vaults. Thanks go to Matthew Kelly and Rob Santos of Sony Music for researching this for us.
-Scott Wenzel

Session (JJ) (Matrices 37-42):
D4-CC-522-1 = <SC>romance<XC>
D4-CC-523 (no take number) = <SC>zero hour<XC>
D4-CC-524-1 = <SC>joe-joe jump<XC>
D4-CC-527-1S = <SC>don’t let it end<XC>
D4-CC-525-1A = <SC>unlucky woman<XC>
D4-CC-526-1A = <SC>blues in the storm<XC>

Session (D) (Matrices 43-46):
D5-CC-18-1A = <SC>you’ve got me walking and talking to myself<XC>
D5-CC-19-1A = <SC>quiet please<XC>
D5-CC-20-1 = <SC>cliff’s boogie blues<XC>
D5-CC-21-1 = <SC>jeepers creepers<XC>

Session (LL) (Matrices 47-50):
B-1215x / D5-CC-49-1 = <SC>a hundred years from today<XC>
B-1216x / D5-CC-50-1 = <SC>blues in nat’s flat<XC>
B-1217 / D5-CC-51-1 = <SC>if i had you<XC>
B-1218 / D5-CC-52-1 = <SC>these foolish things<XC>

Session (Y) (Matrices 55-58):
D5-CC-53-1A = <SC> blues before dawn<XC>
D5-CC-54-1 = <SC>poon-tang<XC>
D5-CC-55-1B = <SC>nine o’clock beer<XC>
D5-CC-56-1A = <SC>how long blues<XC>

Session (M) (Matrices 81-84):
B-1221x / D5-CC-85 = <SC>east town boogie<XC>
B-1222x / D5-CC-86-2S = <SC>little daddy blues<XC>
B-1223x / D5-CC-87-1 = <SC>lady be good<XC>
B-1224x / D5-CC-88 = <SC>confessin’<XC>

Session (L) (Matrices RHB 1-RHB 8):
B-1231 = <SC>at the jazz band ball<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>tin roof blues<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>back home again in indiana<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>royal garden(s) blues<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>i wish i could shimmy like my sister kate<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>that’s a plenty<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>someday sweetheart<XC>
B-1231 = <SC>muskrat ramble<XC>

Session (YY) (Matrices 89-94):
B-1225 = <SC>strip tease<XC>
B-1226 = <SC>popsie<XC>
B-1227 = <SC>seven riffs with the right woman<XC>
B-1228 = <SC>i surrender, dear<XC>
B-1229 = <SC>the sargeant on furlough<XC>
B-1230 = <SC>moonlight on turbin bay<XC>

Session (WW) (Matrices 207-210):
B-1714 = <SC>who’s sorry now?<XC>
B-1715 = <SC>nobody knows the trouble i’ve seen <XC>
B-1800 = <SC>the man i love<XC>
B-1717 = <SC>‘s wonderful<XC>

Session (XX) (Matrices 241-244):
B-1846x = <SC>chopin’s minute waltz<XC>
B-1847x = <SC>slow joe<XC>
B-1848 = <SC>what is this thing called love<XC>
B-1849x = <SC>i’m in the mood for love<XC>

This following list contains the sources used for this boxed set:
ERNESTINE ANDERSON With SHIFTY HENRY’S ORCH
687-2 K.C. Lover B&W 863
690-2 Good Lovin’ Babe B&W 863
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IVIE ANDERSON AND HER ALL STARS
203-2 I Got It Bad Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
204-3 On The Sunny Side… Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
205-1 I Thought You Ought… B&W 772
206-3 The Voot Is Here To Stay B&W 772
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IVIE ANDERSON / PHIL MOORE
481-4 Tall Dark & Handsome B&W 823
482 Butter And Egg Man Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
483-2 Twice Too Many Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
484 Empty Bed Blues Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
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LIL “BROWN GAL” ARMSTRONG AND HER ALL STAR BAND
81 East Town Boogie B&W 1210 (12”) – vinyl
82 Little Daddy Blues B&W 1211 (12”) – vinyl
83 Lady Be Good B&W 1211 (12”) – vinyl
84 Confessin’ B&W 1210 (12”) – vinyl
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WILBERT BARANCO QUARTET
602-3 Got An Ache In My Heart B&W 856
603-3 Baby Look At You B&W 857
604-1 Blues In “C” Minor B&W 120
605-2 Lil’ Victor’s Boogie Solid Sender SOL 513 (LP)
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WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS TRIO
623-4 Blues Rhapsody I B&W 859
624-4 Blues Rhapsody II B&W 859
625-3 Rosetta B&W 857
626-2 Memories Of You B&W 856
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WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS RHYTHM BOMBARDIERS
183-2 Night And Day Tops R 1005-49
184-2 Weeping Willie B&W 41
185-2R Every Time I Think Of You B&W 42
186-2R Baranco’s Boogie B&W 42
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BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH GEORGIE AULD
55 Blues Before Dawn B&W 1206 (12”) – vinyl
56 Poon-Tang B&W 1206 (12”) – vinyl
57 Nine O’ Clock Beer B&W 1207 (12”) – vinyl
58 How Long Blues B&W 1207 (12”) – vinyl
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BARNEY BIGARD SEXTET
63 Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man B&W 14
64 Please Don’t Talk About Me… B&W 14
65 Sweet Marijuana Brown B&W 13
66 Blues For Art’s Sake B&W 13
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RED CALLENDER TRIO
265-2 Red Light B&W 781
266-1 By River St Marie B&W 782
267-4 Be Happy Pappy B&W 781
268-2 Red Boogie B&W 782
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DICK CARY:
10-1 Thought About You B&W 28
12 You Took Advantage Of Me B&W 28
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ROD CLESS QUARTET
33-? Froggy Moore B&W 29
34-1 Make Me A Pallet On The Floor B&W 30
35-1 I Know That You Know lacquer
36-1 Have You Ever Felt That Way B&W 29
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HANK DUNCAN TRIO
13 Maple Leaf Rag B&W 31
14 Upbeat B&W 32
15 Changes, Always In My Mind B&W 32
16-1 I Give You My Word B&W 31
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ESTELLE EDSON with Oscar Pettiford & All Stars
163 Be-Baba-Le-Ba B&W 760
164 Rhythm In A Riff B&W 760
165 I Changed The Lock… B&W 761
166 Don’t Drive This Jive Away B&W 840
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JO EVANS w/ MAXWELL DAVIS Orchestra / MAXWELL DAVIS Orchestra
295-2 Goody Goody Baby B&W 840
296-3 Give It Up B&W 786
297 Private Stock B&W 786
298 Root Of All… B&W 785
300 M.T. Boogie B&W 858
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JO EVANS with MAXWELL DAVIS and his Orchestra
357-2 Cold Blooded B&W 118
358-2 Loving Course Blues B&W 118
359-2 I Want Somebody B&W 853
360-1 Drummer Man Blues B&W 853
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ERROLL GARNER TRIO
67 White Rose Bounce B&W 15
68 Twistin’ The Cats Tail B&W 16
69 Movin’ Around B&W 16
70 Night And Day B&W 15
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HIP CHICKS
89 Strip Tease B&W 1217 (12”)
90 Popsie Stash ST-113 (LP)
91 Seven Riffs B&W 1218 (12”)
92 I Surrender, Dear B&W 1216 (12”)
93 Sergeant On Furlough B&W 1218 (12”)
94 Moonlight On Turbin Bay B&W 1216 (12”)
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ART HODES
54-RS Snowy Morning Blues B&W 1
55-RS Four Or Five Times B&W 1
56-RS She Went And Did Her Dance Solo Art SACD-20 (CD)
57-RS Sad And Blue Solo Art SACD-20 (CD)
58-RS Dear Old Southland Solo Art SACD-20 (CD)
2A-3 Art’s Boogie B&W 2
2B-4 St. Louis Blues B&W 2
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HELEN HUMES AND ALL STARS
250-2 Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie B&W 789
251-3 Married Man Blues B&W 798
252 Be-Bop Bounce B&W 114
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HELEN HUMES
414-5 If I Could Be With You… B&W 112
415-4 I Don’t Know His Name Storyville SLP 804 (LP)
416-2 Drive Me Daddy B&W 112
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CLIFF JACKSON QUARTET
HS 1206 Quiet Please B&W 3
HS 1207 Squeeze Me B&W 3
6 If I Could Be With You B&W 4
7 Weary Blues B&W 4
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CLIFF JACKSON (piano solos).
21 Royal Garden Blues B&W 26
22 It Had To Be You B&W 25
23 Limehouse Blues B&W 26
24 Who B&W 25
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CLIFF JACKSON’S VILLAGE CATS
43 You’ve Got Me Walking… B&W 1204 (12”) – vinyl
44 Quiet Please B&W 1204 (12”) – vinyl
45 Cliff’s Boogie Blues B&W 1205 (12”) – vinyl
46 Jeepers Creepers B&W 1205 (12”) – vinyl
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NAT JAFFE TRIO
47 A Hundred Years… B&W 1209 (12”) – vinyl
48 Blues In Nat’s Flat B&W 1208 (12”) – vinyl
49 If I Had You B&W 1209 (12”) – vinyl
50 These Foolish Things B&W 1208 (12”) – vinyl
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CEE PEE JOHNSON & ORCHESTRA
155-2 Boogie Woogie Lou B&W 758
156-2 Out Of This World B&W 759
157-2 My Little Girl B&W 759
158-1 Your Wig Is Gone B&W 758
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ETTA JONES With Cyril Haynes Quartet
95 So Tired Grand Prix K-420 (LP)
97 Do What’s Right Storyville 6.28474 (LP)
98 Solitude AL-FI C4080 (LP)
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ETTA JONES With BARNEY BIGARD and his ORCHESTRA
51 Salty Papa Blues B&W 9
52 Evil Gal Blues B&W 10
53 Blow Top Blues B&W 9
54 Long, Long, Journey B&W 10
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JUNIOR JAZZ AT THE AUDITORIUM
726 Oodie Coo Bop (Pt. 1) B&W 150 – vinyl
727 Oodie Coo Bop (Pt. 2) B&W 150 – vinyl
728 Boppin’ Bop (Pt. 1) Tops L928-69 (LP)
729 Boppin’ Bop (Pt. 2) Tops L928-69 (LP)
1006 Intro / Big Noise (Pt. 1) Spotlite SPJ 144 (LP)
1007 Big Noise (Pt. 2) Spotlite SPJ 144 (LP)
1008 Big Noise (Pt. 3) Spotlite SPJ 144 (LP)
1009 Body And Soul Tops L928-69 (LP)
Lover Tops L928-69 (LP)
Sunny Side Of The Street Tops L928-69 (LP)
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LINDA KEENE
85 Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You B&W 19
86 …Ghost Of A Chance With You B&W 20
87 Blues On My Weary Mind B&W 19
88 I Must Have That Man B&W 20
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AL KILLIAN ALL STARS
466-1 Boogie In My Flat B&W 117
467-2 The Killer’s Boogie B&W 117
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AL LERNER QUINTET
477-1 Hot Rock Tops R 1006
480-3 Sometimes I’m Happy B&W 841
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ELLA LOGAN AND ALL STARS
253 Tea For Two B&W 812
254 Sometimes I’m Happy Tops R1007-49
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MIKE LO SCALZO AND HIS DIXIELAND WOODSHEDDERS
RHB 1 At The Jazz Band Ball B&W 1214 (12”)
RHB 2 Tin Roof Blues B&W 1212 (12”)
RHB 3 Indiana B&W 1213 (12”)
RHB 4 Royal Garden(s) Blues (sic) B&W 1214 (12”)
RHB 5 …Sister Kate B&W 1213 (12”)
RHB 6 That’s A Plenty B&W 1215 (12”)
RHB 7 Someday Sweetheart B&W 1215 (12”)
RHB 8 Muskrat Ramble B&W 1212 (12”)
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JOE MARSALA & HIS ORCH
37 Romance B&W 1201 (12”) – vinyl
38 Zero Hour B&W 1201 (12”) – vinyl
39 Joe-Joe Jump B&W 1202 (12”) – vinyl
40 Unlucky Woman B&W 1203 (12”) – vinyl
41 Blues In The Storm B&W 1203 (12”) – vinyl
42 Don’t Let It End B&W 1202 (12”) – vinyl
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JOE MARSALA SEXTET
71 Perdido lacquer
72 My Melancholy Baby lacquer
73 On The Alamo lacquer
74 Cherokee B&W 18
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JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
195 Jack’s Boogie B&W 767
196 F Minor Boogie B&W 767
197 Jam Boogie B&W 768
198 Frantic Boogie B&W 768
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JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
330 Bulgin’ Eyes B&W 791
334-1 Open The Door Richard! B&W 792 – vinyl
335 The Crow’s Boogie Simitar 56442 (CD)
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JACK MCVEA DOOR OPENERS / JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
433 Basses Boogie B&W 808
434 Boilermaker’s Boogie B&W 808
435-2 Blackout Boogie B&W 809
436-1 Hangover B&W 811
437-2 Baby It’s Fun B&W 811
438-2 Reetie Vootie Boogie B&W 809
439-1 Groovin’ Boogie B&W 810
440 Barrel House Boogie B&W 810
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JACK MCVEA and his All Stars
115-1 Bartender Boogie B&W 750
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JACK MCVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS
608-1 Darlin’ It’s Just Like A Dream B&W 850
609-6 Butch B&W 842
610 Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) B&W 850
611-3 Two Timin’ Baby Boogie B&W 842
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JACK MCVEA & HIS ALL STARS
167 Play It Over B&W 762
168 House Party Boogie B&W 763
169-1 My Business C.O.D B&W 762
170-2 Baby Make Up Your Mind B&W 763
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PHIL MOORE And The Phil Moore Four:
487-4 Eh Baby B&W 820
488-1 You Talk Holes In My Clothes B&W 827
489 Don’t Like ‘Em B&W 827
490-4 Dead Man’s Blues B&W 820
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PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
627 Sweet Eileen B&W 848
628 Don’t Worry ‘Bout Strangers B&W 848
629 I Know A Man B&W 855
630 I Feel So Smoochie B&W 855
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WILL OSBORNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
202-2 When The Gooses… B&W 769
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MUSHMOUTH ROBINSON
C5 Let’s Get Some B&W 104
C6 Boogie Boo Blues B&W 105
C7 I’m Hip To These Women B&W 105
C8 I Got The Blues B&W 104
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GENE SCHROEDER
25 Liza B&W 33
26 I Ain’t Got Nobody B&W 33
27 Sweet Georgia Brown B&W 5
28 Tea For Two B&W 5
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THE LION AND THE CUBS / THE LION’S JAZZ BAND
29 Let’s Mop It B&W 6
30 Muskrat Ramble B&W 24
31 Bugle Call Rag B&W 24
32 How Could You Put… B&W 6
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EARLE SPENCER & HIS ORCHESTRA
349-3 Concerto For Guitar B&W 854
350-1 Bolero In Boogie B&W 795
351-2 Production On Melody B&W 795
352-alt Soft And Warm Tops L929 (LP)
352-3 Soft And Warm B&W 843
354 Earle Meets Stan (Spenceria) Tops L948-69 (LP)
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EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
384-1 E.S. Boogie (Part II) B&W 800
385-2 E.S. Boogie (Part I) B&W 799
387-5 Rhapsody In Boogie (Part I) B&W 801
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EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
388-2 Amber Moon B&W 843
389-2 Spencerian Theory (Part II) B&W 799
390-1 Rhapsody In Boogie (Part II) B&W 801
391-2 Spencerian Theory (Part I) B&W 800
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EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
529-3 Five Guitars In Flight B&W 822
531-2 Gangbusters B&W 822
532-alt Piano Interlude Tops L948-69 (LP)
532-3 Piano Interlude B&W 854
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EARLE SPENCER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
730-3 Oh You Beautiful Doll B&W 871
731-1 Jazzbo B&W 871
732-1 Sunday Afternoon B&W 875
733-2 Box Lunch (At The Factory) B&W 875
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THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM
75 Honeysuckle Rose B&W 22
76 Scattin’ The Blues B&W 23
77 Suspicious Blues B&W 21
78 She Ain’t No Saint B&W 23
79 Last Call Blues B&W 22
80 Coquette B&W 21
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RAY STOKES TRIO / WILSON MEYERS
59 Stokin’ The Boogie B&W 11
60 Blues For Clarence Profit B&W 12
61 Preachin’ Blues B&W 11
62 The Little Goose B&W 12
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TOMMY TODD TRIO / BOB MORSE WITH TOMMY TODD
215-2 Wagon Wheels B&W 775
216-2 Chloe B&W 776
217-2 Junior In January B&W 775
218-2 I’ve Never Seen Such… B&W 776
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CHARLIE VENTURO & HIS SEXTET
207-3 Who’s Sorry Now? B&W 1219 (12”)
208-3 Nobody Knows Trouble… B&W 1220 (12”)
209-2 The Man I Love B&W 1219 (12”)
210-1 ‘S Wonderful B&W 1220 (12”)
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CHARLIE VENTURO AND HIS SEXTET
241 Chopin’s Minute Waltz B&W 1221 (12”)
242-2 Slow Joe B&W 1222 (12”)
243-2 What Is This Thing… B&W 1222 (12”)
244-1 I’m In The Mood For Love B&W 1221 (12”)
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GEORGE WETTLING JAZZ TRIO
17 Some Of These Days B&W 7
18 Everybody Loves My Baby B&W 7
19-1 China Boy B&W 27
20 That’s A Plenty Tops R1006
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GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
223-2 Cruisin’ With Cab Rhino R2 75872 (CD)
224-6 One O’Clock Jump Tops R 1005-49
225-2 Warm Mood B&W 778
226-2 Pammy B&W 777
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GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
400-3 Et-ta Sounds Of Swing LP-121 (LP)
401-2 Pensive Melody Sounds Of Swing LP-121 (LP)
402-3 The Saint B&W 813
403-1 The Moors B&W 813
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“Remastered to the highest standards, pressed on top-quality vinyl or CD, and sumptuously packaged, these editions are designed to please the most demanding of collectors.”

Richard Cook/Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz