Bethlehem Records Discography: 1956

1956

Stu Williamson Septet

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Charlie Mariano (alto sax -3/7) Bill Holman (tenor sax -6/9) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax -6/9) Claude Williamson (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 13, 1956
1.Darn That DreamBethlehem BCP-55
2.Talk Of The Town-
3.Just Friends-
4.Red Cross-
5.Oom's Tune-
6.Pee Jay-
7.Rose Bud-
8.Hungry Child-
9.Big Red-
* Bethlehem BCP-55   Stu Williamson

Sal Salvador Quartet

Eddie Costa (piano, vibes) Sal Salvador (guitar) George Roumanias (bass) Jimmy Campbell (drums)
NYC, January 13 & 14, 1956
Frivolous SalBethlehem BCP-59
Tangerine-
I Cover The WaterfrontBethlehem 11048, BCP-59
You Stepped Out Of A DreamBethlehem 11047, BCP-59
You Could Swing For ThatBethlehem BCP-59
All The Things You AreBethlehem BCP-59, EXLP-2
SalamanBethlehem 11047, BCP-59
A Handful Of StarsBethlehem BCP-59
I Love YouBethlehem 11048, BCP-59
I'll Remember AprilBethlehem BCP-59
* Bethlehem BCP-59   Sal Salvador - Frivolous Sal
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11048   Sal Salvador - I Cover The Waterfront / I Love You
* Bethlehem 11047   Sal Salvador - You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Salaman

Peggy Connelly With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Pete Candoli, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Russ Cheever (soprano sax) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Max Bennett (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Peggy Connelly (vocals) Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 16-18, 1956
That Old Black MagicBethlehem BCP-53
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye-
Trav'lin' Light-
Ev'rytime-
It Never Entered My Mind-
Why Shouldn't I-
Gentleman Friend-
What Is There To Say-
He Was Too Good To Me-
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'-
Fools Rush In-
Alone Together-
* Bethlehem BCP-53   Peggy Connelly, Russ Garcia - That Old Black Magic

The Claude Williamson Trio

Claude Williamson (piano) Don Prell (bass) Chuck Flores (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1956
June BugBethlehem BCP-54
Jersey Bounce-
Moonlight In Vermont-
I'll Remember April-
The Last Time I Saw Paris-
Blue Notoriety-
Embraceable YouBethlehem 11065, BCP-54
Have You Met Miss JonesBethlehem BCP-54, EXLP-2
HallelujahBethlehem 11065, BCP-54
* Bethlehem BCP-54   Claude Williamson
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11065   Claude Williamson - Embraceable You / Hallelujah

Mel Torme With The Marty Paich's Dek-tette

Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone) John Cave, Vince DeRosa (French horn) Albert Pollan (tuba) Bud Shank (alto sax) Bob Cooper, Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Jack Dulong (baritone sax) Marty Paich (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Mel Torme (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 1956
Lulu's Back In TownBethlehem 11008, BCP-52
When The Sun Comes OutBethlehem BCP-52
I Love To Watch The Moonlight-
Fascinating Rhythm-
The Blues-
The Carioca-
The Lady Is A Tramp-
I Like To Recognize The Tune-
Keeping Myself For YouBethlehem 11008, BCP-52
Lullaby Of BirdlandBethlehem BCP-52
When April Comes Again-
Sing For Your Supper-
* Bethlehem BCP-52   Mel Torme With The Marty Paich Dek-Tette
* Bethlehem 11008   Mel Torme - Lulu's Back In Town / Keeping Myself For You

The Six

John Glasel (trumpet) Sonny Truitt (trombone) Bob Wilber (clarinet, tenor sax) Bob Hammer (piano) Bill Britto (bass) Jackie Moffitt (drums)
NYC, January, 1956
GigglesBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-86, BCP-87
PhweedahBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-88
Over The RainbowBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-87
The View From Jazzbo's HeadBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-89
Blue LouBethlehem BCP-57
Our DelightBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-92
My Old FlameBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-85
The TroglodyteBethlehem BCP-57, BCP-91
* Bethlehem BCP-57; London (E) LTZ-N.15066   The Six - The View From Jazzbo's Head
* 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-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* 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

The Australian Jazz Quintet

Dick Healey (alto sax, flute, clarinet, bass) Erroll Buddle (tenor sax, bassoon) Bryce Rohde (piano) John Fawcett, Jimmy Gannon (bass) Nick Stabulas (drums) Jack Brokensha (drums, vibes)
NYC, January, 1956
BroadwayBethlehem BCP-6002
September Song-
Music For Walking-
Like Someone In Love-
* Bethlehem BCP-6002   The Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet

Eddie Davis Trio

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Doc Bagby (organ) Charlie Rice (drums)
NYC, February 2 & 3, 1956
K8724Love For SaleKing LP 526, LP 637
K8725People Will Say We're In LoveKing LP 526, LP 637; Bethlehem BCP-6069
K8726WhisperingKing LP 526, LP 637
K8727Things Ain't What They Used To BeKing LP 599
K8728Our Love Is Here To StayKing LP 526, LP 637
K8729You Are Too BeautifulKing LP 526, LP 637; Bethlehem BCP-6069
K8730Man With A HornKing LP 526, LP 637
K8731All The Things You AreKing LP 526, LP 637; Bethlehem BCP-6069
K8732I Wanna Be Loved-
K8733You've Been Alone Too LongKing LP 526, LP 637
K8734Lady BirdKing LP 599; Bethlehem BCP-6069
K8735Satin Doll-
* Bethlehem BCP-6069   The Best Of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
* King LP 599   Eddie Davis - Big Beat Jazz
* King LP 526, LP 637   Eddie Davis Trio (no details)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Quentin Jackson, John Saunders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonzalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
Chicago, IL, February 7 & 8, 1956
East St. Louis Toodle-OoBethlehem BCP-60
Creole Love Call-
Stompy JonesBethlehem BCP-60, BCP-6037, EXLP-2
The Jeep Is Jumpin'Bethlehem 11007, BCP-60
Jack The BearBethlehem 11066, BCP-60
In A Mellow Tone-
Ko-KoBethlehem 11067, BCP-60
MidriffBethlehem BCP-60
Stop, Look And Listen-
Unbooted Charactor-
Lonesome Lullaby-
Upper Manhattan Medical Group-
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocals) Quentin Jackson, John Saunders, Britt Woodman (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonzalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Duke Ellington (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Jimmy Grissom (vocals -5)
1.SummertimeBethlehem BCP-6005, EXLP-1, BCP-6040
2.LauraBethlehem BCP-6005, BCP-6035
3.I Can't Get StartedBethlehem BCP-6005
4.My Funny Valentine-
5.Everything But You-
6.FrustrationBethlehem BCP-6005, BCP-6035
7.Cotton TailBethlehem BCP-6005
8.Day DreamBethlehem 11067, BCP-6005, BCP-6035
9.Deep PurpleBethlehem BCP-6005, BCP-6037
10.Indian SummerBethlehem 11007, BCP-6005
11.The BluesBethlehem 11016, BCP-6005, BCP-6065
* Bethlehem BCP-60   Duke Ellington - The Duke - Historically Speaking
* Bethlehem BCP-6037   Various Artists - Big Band Contrast
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem BCP-6005   Duke Ellington Presents...
* Bethlehem EXLP-1   Mel Torme, Frances Faye, and others - Porgy And Bess
* Bethlehem BCP-6040   Mel Torme, Frances Faye, and others - Porgy And Bess
* Bethlehem BCP-6035   Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxophones
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem 11007   Duke Ellington - Indian Summer / The Jeep Is Jumpin'
* Bethlehem 11066   Duke Ellington - Jack The Bear / In A Mellow Tone
* Bethlehem 11067   Duke Ellington - Day Dream / Ko-Ko
* Bethlehem 11016   Duke Ellington - The Blues, Part 1 & 2

Howard McGhee Orchestra

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann (sax) Donn Trenner (piano) Al Caiola (guitar) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Osie Johnson, Don Lamond (drums) Frank Hunter (arranger, director)
NYC, February 14 & 15, 1956
Sonny BoyBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-86
So BlueBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-88
Boroken HeartedBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-91
The Thrill Is GoneBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-87
Just ImagineBethlehem BCP-61
I'm A Dreamer Aren't We AllBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-90
My SongBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-92
The Best Things In Life Are FreeBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-85
Life Is Just A Bowl Of CherriesBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-89
TogetherBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-92
Come To MeBethlehem BCP-61
My SinBethlehem BCP-61, BCP-91
* Bethlehem BCP-61   Howard McGhee - Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You

Frances Faye

Al DeRisi, Bernie Glow, Don Leight, Nick Travis (trumpet) Harry DeVito, Phil Giacobbe (trombone) Herbie Mann (flute, tenor sax) Leon Cohen (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Hy Mandell (baritone sax) Donn Trenner (piano) Sal Salvador (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums) Frances Faye (vocals) Frank Hunter (arranger, director)
NYC, March, 1956
Love Is Just Around The CornerBethlehem BCP-62
Don't Blame Me-
Ain't Misbehavin'-
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter-
All The Things You Are-
Darktown Strutters' Ball-
Just You, Just Me-
You're My Thrill-
Well All Right-
My Baby Just Cares For Me-
The Thrill Is Gone-
'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans-
* Bethlehem BCP-62   Relaxin' With Frances Faye

Herbie Mann With Ralph Burns' Orchestra

Herbie Mann (flute) Joe Puma (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unidentified large orchestra, including strings, Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, March, 1956
Love And The WeatherBethlehem BCP-63
But Beautiful-
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most-
I'm Glad There Is You-
A Sinner Kissed An Angel-
High On A Windy Hill-
* Bethlehem BCP-63   Herbie Mann - Love And The Weather

Herbie Mann With Frank Hunter's Orchestra

Herbie Mann (flute) Harry Lookofsky (concertmaster) Joe Puma (guitar) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Herb Wasserman (drums) unidentified large orchestra, including strings, Frank Hunter (director)
NYC, March, 1956
Ill WindBethlehem BCP-63
For Heaven's Sake-
Autumn Nocturne-
Moon Love-
The Morning Side Of The Mountain-
Like Someone In Love-
* Bethlehem BCP-63   Herbie Mann - Love And The Weather

Betty Roche

Conte Candoli (trumpet -5/15) Eddie Costa (vibes) Donn Trenner (piano) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Davey Williams (drums) Betty Roche (vocals)
NYC, April, 1956
1.Take The "A" TrainBethlehem 11017, BCP-64, BCP-6068
2.Something To Live ForBethlehem BCP-64
3.In A Mellow ToneBethlehem 11020, BCP-64
4.Time After Time-
5.Go Away BluesBethlehem BCP-64
6.Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
7.Route 66Bethlehem BCP-64, EXLP-2
8.All My LifeBethlehem BCP-64
9.I Just Got The Message BabyBethlehem 11054, BCP-64
10.I Just Got The Message Baby (alternate take 3)unissued
11.I Just Got The Message Baby (alternate take 4)-
12.All Too SoonBethlehem BCP-64
13.You Don't Love Me No More-
14.September In The RainBethlehem 11017, BCP-64
15.SummertimeBethlehem 11054
* Bethlehem BCP-64   Betty Roche - Take The "A" Train
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Jazz Vocals Award Album
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11017   Betty Roche - Take The "A" Train / September In The Rain
* Bethlehem 11020   Betty Roche - In A Mellow Tone / Time After Time
* Bethlehem 11054   Betty Roche - Summertime / I Just Got The Message Baby

Frank Rosolino Quartet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Sonny Clark (piano) Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May, 1956
I May Be WrongBethlehem BCP-26
The Things We Did Last Summer-
Frieda-
Doxy-
My DeluxBethlehem BCP-26, EXLP-2
FlamingoBethlehem BCP-26, BCP-6065
* Bethlehem BCP-26   Frank Rosolino - I Play Trombone
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals

The Pat Moran Quartet

Pat Moran (piano, vocals) John Doling (bass, vocals) Johnny Whited (drums, vocals) Bev Kelly (vocals)
Hollywood, CA, May, 1956
This Can't Be LoveBethlehem BCP-6007
A Foggy Day-
What A Difference A Day Makes-
Have You Met Miss Jones-
I Should Care-
Gone With The Wind-
Somebody Loves Me-
The Best Things In Life Are Free-
Sunday Kind Of Love-
Medley: Spring Is Here / It Might As Well Be Spring-
Two Sleepy People-
Pick Yourself UpBethlehem BCP-6007, EXLP-2
* Bethlehem BCP-6007   The Pat Moran Quartet
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag

Eddie Davis Trio

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Shirley Scott (organ) Charlie Rice (drums)
NYC, July 16, 1956
K8789-1The Happy WhistlerKing 4966, LP 606
K8790Scotty RooKing 5164, LP 566, LP 837; Bethlehem BCP-6069
K8791I Need YaKing LP 566
K8792Tia JuanaKing LP 566; Bethlehem 3026, BCP-6069
K8793Blues In The NightKing LP 566
K8794-1Teach Me TonightKing 4966, LP 566
* King LP 606   Eddie Davis - Uptown
* King LP 566   Eddie Davis - Jazz With A Beat
* King LP 837   Various Artists - Giants Of Jazz Organ
* Bethlehem BCP-6069   The Best Of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
* Bethlehem 3026   Eddie Davis - Tia Juana / I Wished On The Moon
* King 4966   Eddie Davis - The Happy Whistler / Teach Me Tonight
* King 5164   Eddie Davis - Scotty Roo / Eddie's Function

Sal Salvador Septet

Eddie Bert (trombone -9/11) Phil Woods (alto sax -5/11) Ralph Martin (piano -5/8) John Williams (piano -9/11) Eddie Costa (piano -1/4, vibes -9/11) Sal Salvador (guitar) Bill Crow (bass -1/4) Danny Martucci (bass -5/8) Sonny Dallas (bass -9/11) Joe Morello (drums -1/8) Jimmy Campbell (drums -9/11)
NYC, July, 1956
1.Two Sleepy PeopleBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-88
2.Joe And MeBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-89
3.FlamingoBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-91
4.They Say It's WonderfulBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-92
5.The CariocaBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-86
6.I Hadn't Anyone Till YouBethlehem BCP-39
7.I Got It Bad And That Ain't GoodBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-89
8.You're Driving Me CrazyBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-85
9.DelightedBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-87
10.I've Got A Feelin' You're Foolin'Bethlehem BCP-39
11.Took The SpookBethlehem BCP-39, BCP-87
* Bethlehem BCP-39   Shades Of Sal Salvador
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrell Jazz

Sam Most Quartet

Sam Most (flute, clarinet) Bob Dorough (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, July, 1956
Stella By StarlightBethlehem 11042, BCP-6008
Hush-A-Bye-
Obvious ConclusionBethlehem BCP-6008
Autumn Leaves-
If I Had You-
Body And Soul-
House Of Bread BluesBethlehem BCP-6008, BCP-6038, EXLP-2
Two For ThreeBethlehem BCP-6008
* Bethlehem BCP-6008   Sam Most - Musically Yours
* Bethlehem BCP-6038   Various Artists - Bluesville
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11042   Sam Most - Stella By Starlight / Hush-A-Bye

Audrey Morris

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Marty Paich (celeste, arranger, conductor) Bill Pitman (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Irv Cottler (drums) Audrey Morris (vocals) Bethlehem Strings
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1956
What More Can A Woman DoBethlehem BCP-6010
If Love Were All-
Blue Turning Grey Over You-
If You Could See Me Now-
I Go For That-
I Wonder What Became Of Me-
You Irritate Me So-
My Old Flame-
Stu Williamson (trumpet) Marty Paich (celeste, arranger, conductor) Bill Pitman (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Audrey Morris (vocals) Bethlehem Strings
I Never Mention Your Name-
It's Always You-
How 'Dja Like To Love Me-
Glad To Be Unhappy-
* Bethlehem BCP-6010   The Voice Of Audrey Morris

The Australian Jazz Quintet

Dick Healey (alto sax, flute) Erroll Buddle (tenor sax, bassoon) Jack Brokensha (vibes) Bryce Rohde (piano) Jimmy Gannon (bass) Frankie Capp (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July, 1956
Alone TogetherBethlehem 11022, BCP-6012
Koala-
That Old FeelingBethlehem 11073, BCP-6012
Affair D'Amour-
The Lady Is A TrampBethlehem BCP-6012
Lover Man-
The Thrill Is Gone-
New South Wail-
Few Get It-
So Nice-
The Varsity DragBethlehem BCP-6012, EXLP-2
It Might As Well Be SpringBethlehem BCP-6012
* Bethlehem BCP-6012   The Australian Jazz Quintet At The Varasty Drag
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11022   The Australian Jazz Quintet - Alone Together / Koala
* Bethlehem 11073   The Australian Jazz Quintet - That Old Feeling / Affair D'Amour

Johnny Richards Big Band

Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Stu Williamson (trumpet, valve trombone) Tommy Pederson, Frank Rosolino (trombone) Don Kelly (bass trombone) Vince DeRosa (French horn) Albert Pollan (tuba) Ronnie Lang (flute, baritone sax) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Bill Holman (bass sax) Marty Paich (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Lou Singer (percussion) Johnny Richards (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August, 1956
For All We KnowBethlehem 11072, BCP-6011, BCP-6037
DimplesBethlehem BCP-6011
Band Aid-
Turn About-
Burrito Borracho-
Long Ago And Far AwayBethlehem 11072, BCP-6011, BCP-6037
AijalonBethlehem BCP-6011
Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson (trumpet) Stu Williamson (trumpet, valve trombone) Milt Bernhart, Tommy Pederson, Frank Rosolino (trombone) John Cave (French horn) Albert Pollan (tuba) Ronnie Lang (flute, baritone sax) Charlie Mariano (alto sax) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Bill Holman (bass sax) Marty Paich (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Lou Singer (percussion) Johnny Richards (arranger, conductor)
Waltz Anyone-
* Bethlehem BCP-6011   Johnny Richards - Something Else
= Discovery DS-895   Johnny Richards - Aijalon
* Bethlehem BCP-6037   Various Artists - Big Band Contrast
* Bethlehem 11072   Johnny Richards - For All We Know / Long Ago And Far Away

Washboad Bill

King Curtis (tenor sax) Herman Foster (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Washboad Bill (washboard, vocals)
NYC, September, 1956
K9834-1In The MorningKing 4983, LP 528; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K9835-1River Boat DockKing 4983
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4983   Washboad Bill - In The Morning / River Boat Dock
* King LP 528   Washboad Bill (no details)

Bob Dorough Quintet

Warren Fitzgerald (trumpet -1,3/5,7,8,11) Jack Hitchcock (vibes -1,4,6/8,12,13) Bob Dorough (piano, vocals) Bill Takus (bass) Jerry Segal (drums)
NYC, October, 1956
1.Old Devil MoonBethlehem BCP-11
2.It Could Happen To You-
3.I Had The Craziest Dream-
4.You're The Dangerous Type-
5.Ow!-
6.Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
7.Yardbird Suite-
8.Yardbird Suite (alternate take)unissued
9.Baltimore OrioleBethlehem BCP-11
10.I Don't Mind-
11.Devil May Care-
12.Midnight Sun-
13.Johnny One Note-
* Bethlehem BCP-11   Bob Dorough - Devil May Care

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor sax, manzello, stritch) James Madison (piano) Carl Pruitt (bass) Henry Duncan (drums)
NYC, November 9, 1956
K9938Roland's ThemeKing LP 539
K9939Easy Living-
K9940Slow Groove-
K9941A La Carte-
K9942Stormy Weather-
K9943Triple Threat-
K9944The Nearness Of You-
* King LP 539   Roland Kirk - Triple Threat
= Bethlehem BCP-6064   Roland Kirk - Third Dimension
= Affinity (E) AFF 121   Roland Kirk - Early Roots

Ralph Sharon Sextet With Sue Ryan

J.R. Monterose (tenor sax) Eddie Costa (vibes) Ralph Sharon (piano, vocals) Joe Puma (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Sue Ryan (vocals -2,4,6,8,10)
NYC, November, 1956
1.It Don't Mean A ThingBethlehem BCP-13
2.A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues-
3.A Fine Romance-
4.Huguette Waltz-
5.I Could Have Told You-
6.A Trout, No Doubt-
7.Mynah Lament-
8.With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair-
9.Just You, Just Me-
10.Nothing At All-
11.That Goldblatt Magic-
* Bethlehem BCP-13   Ralph Sharon, Sue Ryan - Mr. And Mrs. Jazz

Mel Torme

Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Bob Enevoldsen (valve trombone, tenor sax) Vince DeRosa (French horn) Albert Pollan (tuba) Herb Geller (alto sax) Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Jack Dulong (baritone sax) Max Bennett (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Mel Torme (vocals) Marty Paich (leader, arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, November, 1956
Nice Work If You Can Get ItBethlehem BCP-6013
Something's Gotta Give-
A Foggy Day-
A Fine Romance-
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off-
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails-
The Way You Look Tonight-
The Piccolino-
They Can't Take That Away From Me-
Cheek To Cheek-
Let's Face The Music And Dance-
They All Laughed-
* Bethlehem BCP-6013   Mel Torme Sings Fred Astaire

Johnny Hartman

Howard McGhee, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Frank Rehak (trombone) Tony Ortega (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Jerome Richardson (tenor sax, flute) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Johnny Hartman (vocals) Ernie Wilkins (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November, 1956
Blue SkiesBethlehem BCP-6014
Blue Skies (alternate take 13)unissued
Birth Of The BluesBethlehem 11011, BCP-6014
Birth Of The Blues (alternate take 1)unissued
I Get A Kick Out Of YouBethlehem BCP-6014
I Get A Kick Out Of You (alternate take 2)unissued
All Of MeBethlehem BCP-6014
All Of Me (alternate take 3)unissued
* Bethlehem BCP-6014   Johnny Hartman - The Debonair Mr. Hartman
* Bethlehem 11011   Johnny Hartman - I'll Follow You / Birth Of The Blues

Frank Socolow's Sextet

Eddie Bert (trombone) Frank Socolow (tenor, alto sax) Eddie Costa (piano) Sal Salvador (guitar) Bill Takus (bass) Jimmy Campbell (drums)
NYC, November, 1956
Miss FinegoldBethlehem BCP-70
B6484But Not For MeBethlehem 11050, BCP-70
Swing Low Sweet SocolowBethlehem BCP-70
How About You-
B6485My Heart Stood StillBethlehem 11050, BCP-70
Little JoeBethlehem BCP-70
Farfel-
I'll Take Romance-
I Love You-
I Cried For You-
* Bethlehem BCP-70   Frank Socolow's Sextet - Sounds By Socolow
* Bethlehem 11050   Frank Socolow - But Not For Me / My Heart Stood Still

Stan Levey Sextet

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Richie Kamuca (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November, 1956
Hit That ThingBethlehem 11033, BCP-71
Why Do I Love You-
Blues At SunriseBethlehem BCP-71, BCP-6038
Angel CakesBethlehem BCP-71
A Gal In Calico-
Grand Stan-
Yesterdays-
Tiny's Tune-
* Bethlehem BCP-71   Stan Levey - Grand Stan
* Bethlehem BCP-6038   Various Artists - Bluesville
* Bethlehem 11033   Stan Levey - Why Do I Love You / Hit That Thing

Claude Williamson Trio

Claude Williamson (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 4 & 5, 1956
Stella By StarlightBethlehem BCP-69
Somebody Loves Me-
I'll Know-
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top-
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsBethlehem 11069, BCP-69
HippyBethlehem BCP-69
Tea For Two-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
'Round Midnight-
Just One Of Those Things-
Love Is Here To Stay-
The Song Is You-
* Bethlehem BCP-69   Claude Williamson - 'Round Midnight
* Bethlehem 11069   Claude Williamson - Polka Dots And Moonbeams / ???

Ralph Sharon Trio

Ralph Sharon (piano) Jay Cave (bass) Christy Febbo (drums)
NYC, 1956
Don't Be That WayBethlehem BCP-41
Give Me The Simple Life-
I Didn't Know What Time It Was-
I'm Glad There Is You-
I'm Beginning To See The Light-
They Can't Take That Away From Me-
Steeplechase-
Angel Eyes-
You Stepped Out Of A DreamBethlehem BCP-41, BCP-84
Bluz For SuzBethlehem BCP-41
* Bethlehem BCP-41   Ralph Sharon Trio
* Bethlehem BCP-84   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best, Vol. 3
= Bethlehem EXLP-3   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best

Herbie Mann Quartet

Herbie Mann (flute) Joe Puma (guitar) Whitey Mitchell (bass) Herb Wasserman (drums)
NYC, 1956
Cuban Love SongBethlehem 11038, BCP-58
Deep NightBethlehem BCP-58, BCP-6067
Moon DreamsBethlehem BCP-58
ScufflesBethlehem 11038, BCP-58, EXLP-2
* Bethlehem BCP-58   Herbie Mann Plays
* Bethlehem BCP-6067   Herbie Mann - The Epitome Of Jazz
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem 11038   Herbie Mann - Cuban Love Song / Scuffles

Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman (vocals) The Bethlehem Orchestra, Frank Hunter (conductor)
NYC, 1956
I Could Make You CareBethlehem BCP-6014
Tenderly-
The Lamp Is Low-
While We're Young-
I'll Follow YouBethlehem 11011, BCP-6014
I Concentrate On YouBethlehem BCP-6014
Stella By StarlightBethlehem BCP-6014, BCP-6068
The End Of A Love AffairBethlehem BCP-6014
* Bethlehem BCP-6014   Johnny Hartman - The Debonair Mr. Hartman
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Jazz Vocals Award Album
* Bethlehem 11011   Johnny Hartman - I'll Follow You / Birth Of The Blues

Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Russell Procope (alto sax) Billy Kyle (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Specs Powell (drums) Maxine Sullivan (vocals)
NYC, 1956
Rose RoomBethlehem BCP-67
Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm-
Molly Malone-
If I Had A Ribbon Bow-
WindyBethlehem 11068, BCP-67
* Bethlehem BCP-67   The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
* Bethlehem 11068   Charlie Shavers - Dawn On The Desert / Windy

Herb Jeffries

Herb Jeffries (vocals) The Bethlehem Orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, 1956
Say It Isn't SoBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-86
Ghost Of A ChanceBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-87
Penthouse SerenadeBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-88
When Your Lover Has GoneBethlehem BCP-72
It's The Talk Of The TownBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-90
If You Could See Me NowBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-91
Angel EyesBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-92
Glad To Be UnhappyBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-90
Easy To RememberBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-89
The End Of A Love AffairBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-90
I Only Have Eyes For YouBethlehem BCP-72
Dinner For One Please JamesBethlehem BCP-72, BCP-89
* Bethlehem BCP-72   Herb Jeffries - Say It Isn't So
* 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-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knittled Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes, Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album For You