Lu Watters Catalog

1941 (age 30)

Bunk Johnson, Lu Watters - Bunk And Lu  (Good Time Jazz L 12024)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (cornet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Ellis Horne (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, December 19, 1941
MLB106Muskrat Ramble
MLB107At A Georgia Camp Meeting
MLB108Original Jelly Roll Blues
MLB109Maple Leaf Rag
MLB110Irish Black Bottom
MLB112Smoky Mokes
MLB113Memphis Blues
Wally Rose (piano) Clancy Hayes (banjo) Bill Dart (drums)
MLB111Black And White Rag
** also issued on Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12024-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12121.

1942

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band 1942 Series  (Good Time Jazz L 12007)

Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1942
MLB117Hot House Rag
MLB118Temptation Rag
Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (cornet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Ellis Horne (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Squire Girsback (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, March 29, 1942
MLB120Come Back, Sweet Papa
MLB121Terrible Blues
MLB122AFidgety Feet
MLB123ALondon Cafe Blues
MLB124ASunset Cafe Stomp
MLB125ADaddy Do
MLB126Milenberg Joys
MLB127Riverside Blues
MLB128Cake Walking Babies From Home
MLB129AHigh Society
MLB130Tiger Rag
MLB131AMuskrat Ramble
** also issued on Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12007-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12123.

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band 1942 Series  (Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12007-2)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (cornet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Ellis Horne (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Squire Girsback (tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same session
San Francisco, CA, March 29, 1942
MLB122BFidgety Feet
MLB123BLondon Cafe Blues
MLB124BSunset Cafe Stomp
MLB125BDaddy Do
MLB129BHigh Society
MLB131B?Muskrat Ramble
** reissue of Good Time Jazz L 12007 + 6 bonus tracks.

Lu Watters - Maple Leaf Rag / Black And White Rag  (Jazz Man 1 (alt.))

Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1942
MLB119Black And White Rag (remake)
** also issued on Jazz Man (E) 1.

1946

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 3 - Stomps, etc. And The Blues  (Good Time Jazz L 12003)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 15, 1946
WCR13AWorking Man Blues
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 22, 1946
WCR22AChattanooga Stomp
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 6, 1946
WCR67ASouth
WCR69AFriendless Blues
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1946
WCR105A1919 Rag
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 20, 1946
WCR114ASunset Cafe Stomp
WCR124APanama
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 27, 1946
WCR144ATriangle Jazz Blues
WCR149ACopenhagen
WCR152ABienville Blues (aka Storyville Blues)
WCR156ARichard M. Jones Blues (aka All Night Blues)
WCR158AWeary Blues
** also issued on Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12003-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12035.

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 2 - Watters' Originals And Ragtime  (Good Time Jazz L 12002)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 22, 1946
WCR20ABig Bear Stomp
WCR27AAntigua Blues
WCR36ASunburst Rag
WCR40ATrombone Rag
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1946
WCR47ACreole Belles
WCR62ADown Home Rag
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1946
WCR103AThat's A Plenty
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 20, 1946
WCR116ASage Hen Strut
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 27, 1946
WCR143AClimax Rag
WCR151AEmperor Norton's Hunch
WCR154AAnnie Street Rock
Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, September, 1946
WC7 1/2Harlem Rag
** also issued on Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12002-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12030.

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 2 - Watters' Originals And Ragtime  (Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12002-2)

Wally Rose (piano) Russ Bennett, Clancy Hayes (banjo) Bill Dart (drums)
San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1942
Black And White Rag (alternate take)
** reissue of Good Time Jazz L 12002 + 1 bonus track.

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 1 - Dawn Club Favorites  (Good Time Jazz L 12001)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 22, 1946
WCR38ACanal Street Blues
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1946
WCR56APineapple Rag
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 6, 1946
WCR75AI'm Goin' Huntin'
WCR77Minstrels Of Annie Street
WCR80Ory's Creole Trombone
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1946
WCR100ANew Orleans Joys (as New Orleans Blues)
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 20, 1946
WCR127AJazzin' Babies Blues
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, May 27, 1946
WCR142APastime Rag, No. 5
WCR159AI Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll
WCR162AOstrich Walk
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, February, 1947
The Easy Winners
Original Rags
** also issued on Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12001-2; Vogue (E) LAG 12025.

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Vol. 1 - Dawn Club Favorites  (Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12001-2)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1946
WCR46You Can't Shush Katie (The Gabbiest Girl In Town)
same personnel
"Avalon Ballroom", San Francisco, CA, February, 1947
Maple Leaf Rag
** reissue of Good Time Jazz L 12001 + 2 bonus tracks.

Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band - "Live From The Dawn Club"  (Fairmont 101)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same personnel
"Dawn Club", San Francisco, CA, fall 1946
That's A Plenty
Original Jelly Roll Blues
Muskrat Ramble
Canal Street Blues
Yerba Buena Strut
Oriental Strut
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Antigua Blues
Emperor Norton's Hunch
Ory's Creole Trombone
Weary Blues
Down Home Rag
Big Bear Stomp
Trombone Rag
Annie Street Rock
Get It Right
** also issued on Good Time Jazz L 12057, GTJCD-12057-2 entitled "Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band - On The Air".

1947

Bob Helm - San Francisco Style  (Riverside RLP 12-213)

Bob Scobey, Lu Watters (trumpet) Turk Murphy (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Harry Mordecai (banjo) Dick Lammi (tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
radio broadcast, "This Is Jazz", San Francisco, CA, August 16, 1947
'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (theme)
SF8Cake Walking Babies From Home
SF9Antigua Blues
SF10Beale Street Blues
SF11Chattanooga Stomp
SF12Jazzin' Babies Blues
SF13Snake Rag
SF14Pineapple Rag

1949

Lu Watters, Santo Pecora - Dixieland Jamboree  (Verve MGV 1008)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, December 7, 1949
DH1Doin' The Hambone
DH3Bees Knees
DH4Aunt Hagar's Blues
same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 31, 1950
DH6High Society
DH7Down Home Rag
same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, early 1950
Maple Leaf Rag
Ostrich Walk
Chanticleer
same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, February 7, 1950
DH10Muskrat Ramble

Lu Watters - Doin' The Hambone / Oh, By Jingo  (Down Home 1)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, December 7, 1949
DH2Oh, By Jingo

1950

Lu Watters - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee / Doin' The Hambone  (Mercury 11025x45)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
329-3Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
332-2Doin' The Hambone
** reissue of Mercury 11025.

Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band  (Down Home MGD 5)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same session
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
330-2Sage Hen Strut
331-1Skid-Da-De-Dat
333-1Antigua Blues
336-1When The Saints Go Marching In
337Emperor Norton's Hunch
340Copenhagen
Lu Watters (trumpet) Warren Smith (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, 1950
420Doctor Jazz
421Irish Black Bottom
422Beale Street Blues
423Shake That Thing
424Tin Roof Blues
425Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
426Royal Garden Blues
427Sweet Georgia Brown
** also issued on Verve MGV 1005.

Lu Watters - Ace In The Hole / Weary Blues  (Mercury 11026x45)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums)
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
334-3Ace In The Hole
338Weary Blues
** reissue of Mercury 11026.

Lu Watters - Broken Promises / St. Louis Blues  (Mercury 11057x45)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same session
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 15, 1950
335-2Broken Promises
339St. Louis Blues
** reissue of Mercury 11057.

Clancy Hayes Sings/Lu Watters And His Jazz Band  (Down Home MGD 3)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Don Noakes (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Pat Patton (banjo) Clancy Hayes (banjo, vocals) Dick Lammi (bass, tuba) Bill Dart (drums): same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, January 31, 1950
DH5Roll, Jordan, Roll
DH8(I Wish I Was In) Peoria
same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, early 1950
St. James Infirmary
same personnel
"Hambone Kelly's", El Cerrito, CA, February 7, 1950
DH9Frankie And Johnny
DH11Alcoholic Blues
DH12My Little Bimbo
** also issued on Verve MGV 1003.

1963 (age 52)

Lu Watters Jazz Band - Blues Over Bodega  (Fantasy LP 5016)

Lu Watters (trumpet) Bob Mielke (trombone) Bob Helm (clarinet) Wally Rose (piano) Monte Ballou (banjo) Bob Short (tuba) Thad Vandon (drums) Barbara Dane (vocals)
Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, 1963
San Andreas Fault
See See Rider
The Villain
Some Of These Days
Blues Over Bodega
Willie The Weeper
Pork And Beans
San Francisco Bay Blues
Emperor Norton's Hunch
** also issued on Fantasy LP 85016; Good Time Jazz L 12066, GTJCD-12066-2.