Bethlehem Records Discography: 1946-1954

1946

Johnny Temple

unknown (sax, piano, banjo, bass, drums) Johnny Temple (vocals)
September, 1946
K5152I Believe I'll Go Downtown AgainQueen/King 4151; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5153Thirty DaysKing unissued
K5154Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill-
K5155Between Sun Up And Sun Down-
K5156Dixie Flyer-
K5157Pocket Change-
K5158Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out-
K5159Rhythm Mama-
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* Queen/King 4151   Johnny Temple - I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again / ???

1947

Lonnie Johnson

John Hughes (piano) Lonnie Johnson (guitar, vocals) Roy Coulter (bass) unknown (drums) unidentified vocal group
Cincinnati, OH, December 10, 1947
K5310-1I Am So GladKing 4212
K5311-1What A WomanKing 4201
K5312Happy New Year, DarlingKing 4251, 4492
K5313-1Tomorrow NightKing 4201, 4258; Bethlehem BCP-6071
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4212   Lonnie Johnson - I Am So Glad / ???
* King 4201   Lonnie Johnson - What A Woman / Tomorrow Night
* King 4251   Lonnie Johnson - Happy New Year, Darling / ???
* King 4492   Lonnie Johnson - Happy New Year, Darling / ???
* King 4258   Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night / ???

1948

Texas Slim

John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals)
Detroit, MI, December, 1948
K5590Stomp BoogieKing 4283, 4504; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5591Who's Been Jivin' YouKing LP 885
K5592Black Man BluesKing 4283
K5593Poor JoeKing LP 885
K5594unknown titleunissued
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4283   Texas Slim - Stomp Boogie / Black Man Blues
* King 4504   Texas Slim - Stomp Boogie / ???
* King LP 885   Texas Slim (no details)

1949

Memphis Slim

Alex Atkins (alto sax) Timothy Overton (tenor sax) Memphis Slim (piano, vocals) Betty Overton (bass)
Cincinnati, OH, January, 1949
K5662Cheatin' AroundKing 4284, LP 885
K5663A Letter HomeKing 4312, LP 1082, LP 885; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5664Now I Got The BluesKing 4284, LP 1082, LP 885
K5665Grinder Man BluesKing 4327, LP 1082, LP 885
K5666Don't Ration My Love-
K5667Slim's BoogieKing 4312, LP 1082, LP 885
K5668Little MaryKing 4324, LP 885
K5669Mistake In LiveKing 4324, 6301, LP 1082, LP 859, LP 885
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* King 4284   Memphis Slim - Cheatin' Around / Now I Got The Blues
* King 4312   Memphis Slim - A Letter Home / Slim's Boogie
* King 4327   Memphis Slim - Grinder Man Blues / Don't Ration My Love
* King 4324   Memphis Slim - Little Mary / Mistake In Live
* King 6301   Memphis Slim - Mistake In Live / ???
* King LP 885, LP 1082   Memphis Slim (no details)

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals) unknown (drums)
Detroit, MI, 1949
K4750Late Last NightFederal 12377; King LP 859; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K4751Don't You Remember MeFederal 12377; King LP 859
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* Federal 12377   John Lee Hooker - Late Last Night / Don't You Remember Me

1952

Eddie Vinson

Charles Lee (trumpet) Slide Hampton (trombone) Eddie Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Hiles (baritone sax) Joseph Lawson (piano) John Faire (guitar) Carl Lee (bass) Wilbert Hogan (drums)
Cincinnati, OH, July 7, 1952
K9156-4Lonesome TrainKing 4582, LP 668, KS 1087
K9157-4Person To PersonKing 4582, 6305, KS 1087; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K9158I Need You TonightKing 4563, KS 1087
K9159Good Bread AlleyKing 4563, LP 668, KS 1087
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King KS 1087   Eddie Vinson
* King 4582   Eddie Vinson - Lonesome Train / Person To Person
* King 6305   Eddie Vinson - Person To Person / ???
* King 4563   Eddie Vinson - I Need You Tonight / Good Bread Alley
* King LP 668   Eddie Vinson (no details)

Jimmy Rushing

Frank Galbraith (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Pete Clark (alto sax) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Fletcher Smith (piano) Jimmy Shirley (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Jimmy Rushing (vocals)
NYC, September 25, 1952
K8287-1In The MoonlightKing 4588, EP 305
K8288She's Mine, She's YoursKing 4606, EP 305; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8289-1Where Were YouKing 4588
K8290Somebody's Spoiling These WomenKing 4606, EP 305
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King EP 305   Jimmy Rushing
* King 4588   Jimmy Rushing - In The Moonlight / Where Were You
* King 4606   Jimmy Rushing - She's Mine, She's Yours / Somebody's Spoiling These Women

1953 (establish)

Sticks McGhee

Ed Vanderveer (trumpet) Maxwell Lucas, Charles Rawlins (tenor sax) Douglas Blackman (piano) Sticks McGhee (guitar, vocals) Clifford Bryan (bass) George Ward (drums)
NYC, January 14, 1953
K8346-1Little Things We Used To DoKing 4610; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8347-1Blues In Heart And Tears In EyesKing 4628
K8348-1Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice-
K8349-1Head Happy With WineKing 4610
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4610   Sticks McGhee - Little Things We Used To Do / Head Happy With Wine
* King 4628   Sticks McGhee - Blues In Heart And Tears In Eyes / Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice

Piney Brown

Sidney Grant (tenor sax) Jack Dupree (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Cedric Wallace (bass) John Taylor (drums) Piney Brown (vocals)
NYC, April 7, 1953
K8395Whispering BluesKing 4036, LP 859; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8396Walk A Block And FallKing 4036
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4036   Piney Brown - Whispering Blues / Walk A Block And Fall

Chris Connor

Jim Bright, Jimmy Nottingham, Red Solomon (trumpet) Vern Friley, Frank Saracco, Ward Silloway, Kai Winding (trombone) Sid Cooper, Milt Yaner (alto sax) Boomie Richman, Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Dave McRae (baritone sax) Dave Martin (piano) Sidney Block (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) Chris Connor (vocals) Sy Oliver (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 17 & 18, 1953
Ask MeBethlehem B-1293, BCP-6004
Ask Me (alternate take)unissued
Blue SilhouetteBethlehem B-1291, BCP-6004, BCP-82
Chiquita From Chi-Wah-WahBethlehem B-1293, BCP-6004
Miser's SerenadeBethlehem B-1291, BCP-56
Ev'rything I LoveBethlehem BCP-56
Indian Summer-
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-82   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 1
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
* Bethlehem B-1293   Chris Connor - Ask Me / Chiquita From Chi-Wah-Wah
* Bethlehem B-1291   Chris Connor - Blue Silhouette / Miser's Serenade

Charlie Mariano Sextet

Stu Williamson (trumpet -1/4,6) Frank Rosolino (trombone -1/4) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Claude Williamson (piano) Max Bennett (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 21, 1953
1.ChloeBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
2.'S NiceBethlehem 11039, BCP-1022, BCP-49, BCP-83
3.Three Little WordsBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
4.Green WallsBethlehem 11040, BCP-1022, BCP-49
5.You Go To My HeadBethlehem 11039, BCP-1022, BCP-49
6.My Melancholy BabyBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
* Bethlehem BCP-49   Charlie Mariano Plays
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 2
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1022   Charlie Mariano Sextet
* Bethlehem 11039   Charlie Mariano - You Go To My Head / 'S Nice
* Bethlehem 11040   Charlie Mariano - I Should Care / Green Walls

1954

Chris Connor

Ellis Larkins (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) Beverly Peer (bass) Chris Connor (vocals)
NYC, August 9 & 11, 1954
Lullaby Of BirdlandBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-6004, BCP-6068
What Is There To SayBethlehem 11001, BCP-1001, BCP-6004
Try A Little Tenderness-
Spring Is HereBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-6004
Why Shouldn't I-
Why Shouldn't I (alternate take)unissued
All About RonnieBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-56
I Hear Music-
Come Back To SorrentoBethlehem 11005, BCP-1001, BCP-56, BCP-83
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Jazz Vocals Award Album
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 2
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1001   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem 11001   Chris Connor - Try A Little Tenderness / What Is There To Say
* Bethlehem 11005   Chris Connor - Come Back To Sorrento / Blame It On My Youth

Chris Connor

Ronnie Odrich (flute, clarinet) Don Burns (accordion) Joe Cinderella (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Chris Connor (vocals)
NYC, August 21, 1954
Cottage For SaleBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-6004
How Long Has This Been Going On-
Stella By Starlight-
Gone With The Wind-
He's Coming Home-
Goodbye-
Out Of This WorldBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-56
Lush LifeBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-56, BCP-6006
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Chris Connor/Carmen McRae/Julie London - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-1002   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers

Bobby Scott Trio

Bobby Scott (piano) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Bill Bradley Jr. (drums)
NYC, September 21, 1954
Pee WeeBethlehem BCP-1004, BCP-1
Phil's Mood-
Moonbeaux-
Tenderly-
Ode To Monk-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Lullaby Of Birdland-
Gone With The Wind-
* Bethlehem BCP-1   Bobby Scott - Terry Pollard
* Bethlehem BCP-1004   Bobby Scott - Great Scott

Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Ron Jefferson (drums)
NYC, September, 1954
SextetteBethlehem 11056, BCP-1003, BCP-6
The Golden TouchBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6
Cable Car-
Tractisisms-
Edge Of LoveBethlehem 11056, BCP-1003, BCP-6
Oscar Rides AgainBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6
* Bethlehem BCP-6   Oscar Pettiford/Vinnie Burke - Bass By Pettiford/Burke
* Bethlehem BCP-1003   Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet
* Bethlehem 11056   Oscar Pettiford - Edge Of Love / Sextette

Hank D'Amico Quartet

Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Bill Triglia (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, October 5 & 8, 1954
Hank's HolidayBethlehem BCP-1006, BCP-7
Billy's Bubble-
Tomorrow-
GoneBethlehem BCP-7
GrasshopperBethlehem BCP-1006, BCP-7
Bernie's TuneBethlehem BCP-7
Hank's DilemmaBethlehem BCP-1006, BCP-7
The Nearness Of You-
* Bethlehem BCP-7   Hank D'Amico/Aaron Sachs - We Brought Our Axes
* Bethlehem BCP-1006   Hank D'Amico - Holiday With Hank

Carmen McRae

Herbie Mann (flute, tenor sax) Mat Mathews (accordion) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Carmen McRae (vocals)
NYC, October 6, 1954
Easy To LoveBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006, BCP-84, BCP-6068
If I'm LuckyBethlehem 11009, BCP-1023, BCP-6006
Old Devil MoonBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6041, EXLP-2
Tip Toe GentlyBethlehem 11009, BCP-1023, BCP-6006
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Chris Connor/Carmen McRae/Julie London - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-84   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 3
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Jazz Vocals Award Album
* Bethlehem BCP-6041   Nina Simone And Her Friends
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem BCP-1023   Carmen McRae
* Bethlehem 11009   Carmen McRae - Tip Toe Gently / If I'm Lucky

Charlie Shavers Sextet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bennie Moten (trombone) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Kenny Kersey (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Panama Francis (drums) Al Collins (narrator)
NYC, October 25 & 27, 1954
Young Man With A Horn / When It's Sleepy Time Down South / After You've Gone / Echoes Of Harlem / And The Angels Sing / Ciribiribin / Salt Peanuts / Young Man With A HornBethlehem BCP-1007
Dark EyesBethlehem BCP-1007, BCP-67, BCP-6065
Dawn On The DesertBethlehem 11068, BCP-67
Moten SwingBethlehem BCP-1007, BCP-67, BCP-6034
Story Of The Jazz TrumpetBethlehem BCP-67
Desert DawnBethlehem BCP-1007
* Bethlehem BCP-67   The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-1007   Charlie Shavers - Horn O' Plenty
* Bethlehem 11068   Charlie Shavers - Dawn On The Desert / Windy

Ruby Braff Quartet

Ruby Braff (trumpet) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Walter Page (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, October, 1954
Struttin' With Some BarbecueBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-85, BCP-6043
Mean To MeBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-87, BCP-6043
EllieBethlehem 11078, BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-90
You're A SweetheartBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-6034, BCP-6043
Blue And SentimentalBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-92
Blue RoomBethlehem BCP-1005
I Can't Get StartedBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-6043
This Can't Be LoveBethlehem 11078, BCP-1005, BCP-6034
* Bethlehem BCP-5   A Ruby Braff Omnibus
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-6043   The Best Of Ruby Braff
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1005   Ruby Braff Swings
* Bethlehem 11078   Ruby Braff/Ellis Larkins - Ellie / This Can't Be Love

Jack Teagarden Sextet

Fred Greenleaf (trumpet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Kenny Davern (clarinet) Norma Teagarden (piano) Kass Malone (bass) Ray Bauduc (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1954
Riverboat ShuffleBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Mis'ry And The BluesBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Milenberg JoysBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6036, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz L 12063
King Porter StompBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz L 12063
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
* Good Time Jazz L 12063, GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones/Jack Teagarden - Meet In Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-6036   Various Artists - Trombone Band Stand
* Period SPL 1110   Jack Teagarden - Leonard Feather Presents Original Dixieland
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues

Jack Teagarden Septet

Dick Cary (trumpet, arranger) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Leonard Feather (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Ray Bauduc (drums)
NYC, November 13, 1954
Blue FunkBethlehem BCP-6036; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Davenport BluesBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Meet Me Where They Play The BluesBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Music To Love By-
* Bethlehem BCP-6036   Various Artists - Trombone Band Stand
* Good Time Jazz L 12063, GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones/Jack Teagarden - Meet In Dixieland
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues

Pete Brown Sextet

Joe Wilder (trumpet) Pete Brown (alto sax) Wade Legge (piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Rudy Collins (drums)
NYC, November 16, 1954
Moonlight In VermontBethlehem 11080, BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-89, BCP-6034
The World Is Waiting For The SunriseBethlehem 11080, BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-92
There Will Never Be Another YouBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-85
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4
Used BluesBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-86, BCP-6038
Tea For TwoBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4
Delta BluesBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-88, BCP-6038
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-6038   Various Artists - Bluesville
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-1011   Pete Brown - Peter The Great
* Bethlehem 11080   Pete Brown - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Moonlight In Vermont

Conte Candoli - Stan Levey Quartet

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Claude Williamson (piano) Max Bennett (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1954
Fine And DandyBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9
Night FlightBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-91
I Can't Get StartedBethlehem 11076, BCP-1016, BCP-9
On The AlamoBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-86
Tune For TexBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-82, BCP-88
They Can't Take That Away From MeBethlehem 11076, BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-6034
Everything Happens To MeBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-89, BCP-6034
I'll Remember AprilBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-90
My Funny Valentineunissued
* Bethlehem BCP-9   Westcoasting With Conte Candoli And Stan Levey
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-82   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 1
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1016   Conte Candoli - Sincerely, Conte
* Bethlehem 11076   Conte Candoli - They Can't Take That Away From Me / I Can't Get Started

Eddie Shu Quartet

Eddie Shu (trumpet, clarinet, alto, tenor sax) Bobby Scott (piano) Vinnie Burke (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
NYC, November 26, 1954
It's Sand, ManBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3
Don't Blame Me-
Day By Day-
Tom Dick And JimBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-91
Blues For BabyBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-86
On East SideBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-87
PeaceBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-88
JusticeBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-92
* Bethlehem BCP-3   Eddie Shu/Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1013   Eddie Shu Quartet

Joe Puma Quintet

Don Elliott (vibes) Barry Galbraith, Joe Puma (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Teddy Sommer (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1954
LorisBethlehem BCP-1012
A Little Rainy-
What Is There To Say-
Hallelujah-
How About You-
Pumatic-
Liza-
Moon Song-
* Bethlehem BCP-1012   Joe Puma - East Coast Jazz/3

Aaron Sachs Sextet

Urbie Green (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet, tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, November, 1954
One TrackBethlehem BCP-1008, BCP-7
King Fish-
Helen-
Conversation-
If You're But A Dream-
The Bullfrog-
* Bethlehem BCP-7   Hank D'Amico/Aaron Sachs - We Brought Our Axes
* Bethlehem BCP-1008   Aaron Sachs Sextet

Bobby Scott Septet

Ronnie Woellner (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto sax) Al Epstein (baritone sax) Bobby Scott (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, November, 1954
DotBethlehem BCP-1009, BCP-8
Moon Tan-
Betty-
Aunt Sarah-
Cerebellum-
* Bethlehem BCP-8   The Compositions Of Bobby Scott
* Bethlehem BCP-1009   Bobby Scott - East Coast Jazz/1

Jack Teagarden Sextet

Jimmy McPartland (cornet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Dick Cary (piano, arranger) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, November, 1954
Original Dixieland One-StepBethlehem 11019, 11060, BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz L 12063
Eccentric-
Bad Actin' WomanBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz L 12063
High SocietyBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz L 12063
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones/Jack Teagarden - Meet In Dixieland
* Good Time Jazz L 12063, GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Period SPL 1110   Jack Teagarden - Leonard Feather Presents Original Dixieland
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Bethlehem 11019   Jack Teagarden - Eccentric / Original Dixieland One-Step
* Bethlehem 11060   Jack Teagarden - Original Dixieland One-Step / Eccentric

Conte Candoli - Stan Levey Sextet

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Claude Williamson (piano) Max Bennett (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
ExaktamoBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-85, BCP-6035
ExtraversionBethlehem 11077, BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-87
Drum SticksBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9
Lightnin' BugBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-89
West CoastingBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-83, BCP-87
Fast ClipBethlehem 11077, BCP-1017, BCP-9
* Bethlehem BCP-9   Westcoasting With Conte Candoli And Stan Levey
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-6035   Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxophones
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 2
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1017   Stan Levey Plays The Composition Of Bill Holman, Bob Cooper And Jimmy Giuffre
* Bethlehem 11077   Jimmy Giuffre/Zoot Sims/Stan Levey - Extraversion / Fast Clip

Jonah Jones Sextet

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Kenny Kersey (piano) Pops Foster (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, December 9, 1954
Beale Street BluesBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-6042
Down By The Riverside-
European BluesBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-85
The Sheik Of ArabyBethlehem 11014, BCP-1014, BCP-6042
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones/Jack Teagarden - Meet In Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1014   Jonah Jones Sextet
* Bethlehem 11014   Jonah Jones - You're The Cream In My Coffee / The Sheik Of Araby

Oscar Pettiford Nonet

Clark Terry, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Dave Schildkraut (alto sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Earl Knight (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, December 17, 1954
Jack The BearBethlehem 11081, BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-85
TamalpaisBethlehem 11081, BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-91
ChucklesBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-88
Mood IndigoBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-92
Time On My HandsBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2
Swing 'Til The Girls Come HomeBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-87
* Bethlehem BCP-2   Oscar Pettiford/Red Mitchell - Jazz Mainstream
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1019   Oscar Pettiford - Basically Duke
* Bethlehem 11081   Oscar Pettiford - Jack The Bear / Tamalpais

Ruby Braff Sextet

Ruby Braff (trumpet) Ed Hubble (trombone) Sam Margolis (tenor sax) Dick Katz (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Izzy Skylar (drums)
NYC, December 31, 1954 & January 1, 1955
You Can Depend On MeBethlehem BCP-1034
Auld Lang StyleBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5, BCP-88
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5
Rosetta-
Sometimes I'm HappyBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5, BCP-92
* Bethlehem BCP-5   A Ruby Braff Omnibus
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1034   Ruby Braff - Ball At Bethlehem

Jonah Jones Sextet

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Urbie Green (trombone) George Clarke (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, December, 1954
You're The Cream In My CoffeeBethlehem 11014, BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-91, BCP-6034
Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsBethlehem 11010, BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-88, BCP-6042
J.J. SpecialBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-92, BCP-6042
Stars Fell On AlabamaBethlehem 11010, BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-90, BCP-6034, BCP-6042
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones/Jack Teagarden - Meet In Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1014   Jonah Jones Sextet
* Bethlehem 11014   Jonah Jones - You're The Cream In My Coffee / The Sheik Of Araby
* Bethlehem 11010   Jonah Jones - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Stars Fell On Alabama

Herbie Mann Quartet

Herbie Mann (flute) Benny Weeks (guitar) Keith Hodgson (bass) Lee Rockey (drums)
NYC, December, 1954
Chicken LittleBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067
Chicken Little (alternate take 3)unissued
The Things We Did Last SummerBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
After Work-
A Spring MorningBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58
A Spring Morning (alternate take 6)unissued
The Purple GrottoBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58
The Purple Grotto (alternate take 1)unissued
My Little Suede ShoesBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067
* Bethlehem BCP-58   Herbie Mann Plays
* Bethlehem BCP-6067   Herbie Mann - The Epitome Of Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1018   Herbie Mann - East Coast Jazz/4

Carmen McRae

Tony Scott (clarinet -1/3, piano -4) Dick Katz (piano -1/3) Skip Fawcett (bass -1/3) Osie Johnson (drums -1/3) Carmen McRae (vocals)
NYC, December, 1954
1.You Made Me CareBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6041
2.Last Time For Love-
3.Too Much In Love To Care-
4.MiseryBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006
* Bethlehem BCP-6041   Nina Simone And Her Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Chris Connor/Carmen McRae/Julie London - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-1023   Carmen McRae

Charles Mingus Sextet

Thad Jones (trumpet -1/4,7) John LaPorta (clarinet, alto sax) Teo Macero (tenor, baritone sax) Jackson Wiley (cello -1/4) Charles Mingus (bass, piano) Clem DeRosa (drums, tambourine)
NYC, December, 1954
1.What Is This Thing Called LovePeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-90
2.Stormy WeatherPeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-88, BCP-6034
3.Minor IntrusionPeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65
4.AbstractionsPeriod SPL 1107
5.Thrice Upon A ThemePeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-85
6.Four HandsPeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-90
7.The Spur Of The Moment / EchonitusPeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65
* Bethlehem BCP-65   The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart, Luscious, Beautiful: Sounds Of The Trumpet
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Period SPL 1107   Charles Mingus/John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods, Vol. 1
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1857-2   Charles Mingus/John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods
* Period SPL 1111   Charles Mingus/John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods, Vol. 2
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1857-2   Charles Mingus/John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods

Vinnie Burke Quartet

Ronnie Odrich (flute, clarinet -1/7) Don Burns (accordion -1/7) Barry Galbraith (guitar -1/7) Joe Cinderella (guitar -8) Vinnie Burke (bass)
NYC, 1954
1.The ContinentalBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6
2.For All We Know-
3.Yesterdays-
4.Imagination-
5.Time OutBethlehem 11058, BCP-1010, BCP-6
6.On The AlamoBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6
7.Honeysuckle Rose-
8.Softly, As In A Morning SunriseBethlehem 11058, BCP-1010, BCP-6
* Bethlehem BCP-6   Oscar Pettiford/Vinnie Burke - Bass By Pettiford/Burke
* Bethlehem BCP-1010   Vinnie Burke - East Coast Jazz/2
* Bethlehem 11058   Vinnie Burke - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise / Time Out

Ralph Burns Quartet

Ralph Burns (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, 1954-1955
Spring SequencePeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
It Might As Well Be SpringPeriod SPL 1105
Spring Is HerePeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68
SprangPeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Echo Of SpringPeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68
Spring In Naples-
same session
GinaPeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Autobahn Blues-
Lover Come Back To MePeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68
Perpetual MotionPeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Bijou-
* Bethlehem BCP-68   Ralph Burns - Bijou
* Jazztone J-1255   Mary Lou Williams/Ralph Burns - Composer-Pianists
* Period SPL 1105   Ralph Burns - Spring Sequence
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1917-2   Ralph Burns - Bijou
* Period SPL 1109; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1917-2   Ralph Burns - Bijou

Dick Wetmore Quartet

Dick Wetmore (violin) Ray Santisi (piano) Bill Nordstrom (bass) Jimmy Zitano (drums)
circa 1954 or 1955
RondetteBethlehem BCP-1035
Sad Walk-
Re-Search-
Piece Caprico-
Just Duo-
Pomp-
Brash-
Shiftful-
* Bethlehem BCP-1035   Dick Wetmore

Paula Castle

Sam Most (flute) Ronnie Selbey (piano) Chet Amsterdam (bass) Herb Wasserman (drums) Paula Castle (vocals)
circa 1954 or 1955
I'm Shooting HighBethlehem BCP-1036
Yesterday's Gardenias-
Here I Am In Love Again-
Mountain Greenery-
Lost Love-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Love Is One Way Street-
Why Can't I-
* Bethlehem BCP-1036   Paula Castle - Lost Love