Bethlehem Records Discography: 1946-1954

1946

Johnny Temple

unknown (saxophones, 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 saxophone) Timothy Overton (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone, vocals) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Walter Hiles (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) Boomie Richman, Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone) Dave McRae (baritone saxophone) 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 (alt. 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 saxophone) 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 (alt. 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 (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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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 (vibraphone) 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 saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) Al Epstein (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone saxophone) 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 Saxphones
* 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 saxophone) Dave Schildkraut (alto saxophone) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) 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 saxophone) 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

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 saxophone) Teo Macero (tenor, baritone saxophone) 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

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 (alt. 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 (alt. take 6)unissued
The Purple GrottoBethlehem BCP 1018, BCP 58
The Purple Grotto (alt. 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

Jonah Jones Sextet

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Urbie Green (trombone) George Clarke (tenor saxophone) 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

Vinnie Burke Quartet

Ronnie Odrich (flute, clarinet -1/5,7,8) Don Burns (accordion -1/5,7,8) Barry Galbraith (guitar -1/5,7,8) Joe Cinderella (guitar -6) 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.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
7.On The AlamoBethlehem BCP 1010, BCP 6
8.Honeysuckle Rose-
* 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