Mercury Records Catalog: 78/45 rpm 5400/5500 series

Mercury 5400 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5408   Machito - Vaya! Vaya! / Finaliza Un Amor

Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Mario Bauza (trumpet, arranger) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano, arranger) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Graciela (claves -1, claves, vocals -2) Machito (director, maracas) John Bartee, Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, 1948
1. 3195Vaya! Vaya! (as Vaya Nina)
2. 3196Finaliza Un Amor
** also issued on Mercury 5408x45.

Mer. 5413   Ralph Marterie - Yesterdays / Vilia

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck (trumpet) Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer (trombone) Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo (alto sax) Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) Johnny Bibb (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) unidentified strings
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3019Yesterdays
3032Vilia

Mer. 5421   Frankie Laine - Stars And Stripes Forever / Thanks For Your Kisses

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
June, 1950
3260Stars And Stripes Forever
3261Thanks For Your Kisses

Mer. 5424   Muggsy Spanier - Dixie Flyer / Lazy Piano Man

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) George Brunis (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3373Dixie Flyer
3374Lazy Piano Man

Mer. 5443   Machito - El Sopon / Cleopatra Rhumba

Frank Davila, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Mario Bauza (trumpet, oboe) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Graciela Perez (vocals) Machito (leader, maracas, claves, vocals)
NYC, 1948-1949
2793El Sopon
2795Desert Dance (aka Cleopatra Rumba)

Mer. 5457   Ralph Marterie - Sweet And Lovely / Medley: It Ain't Necessarily So/Summertime

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck (trumpet) Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer (trombone) Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo (alto sax) Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) Johnny Bibb (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) unidentified strings
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3021-2Sweet And Lovely
3031Medley: It Ain't Necessarily So / Summertime

Mer. 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
June, 1950
3262Music Maestro Please
Frankie Laine (vocals) and others
1950
3282Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Mer. 5460   Muggsy Spanier - Sweet Georgia Brown / Feather Brain

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) George Brunis (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3375Sweet Georgia Brown
3376Feather Brain

Mer. 5467   Machito - At Sundown / Donkey Serenade

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas, arranger, director)
NYC, December, 1949
3045At Sundown
3046Donkey Serenade

Mer. 5484   Machito - Mambo Is Here To Stay / Mambo Jambo

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas, arranger, director): same personnel
NYC, August, 1950
3666Mambo Is Here To Stay
3667Mambo Jambo

Mer. 5488   Dinah Washington - Harbor Lights / I Cross My Fingers

Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll (conductor)
NYC, September 1, 1950
3691-2Harbor Lights
3692-3I Cross My Fingers

Mer. 5494   Muggsy Spanier - Home / It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Harry Graves (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Don Chester (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3675Home
3676It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary

Mer. 5495   Frankie Laine - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) / I Was Dancing With Someone

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
late 1947
1439Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
Frankie Laine (vocals) and others
1950
3283I Was Dancing With Someone

Mercury 5500 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5500   Frankie Laine - If I Were A Bell / Sleepy Ol' River

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
1950
3726If I Were A Bell
3728Sleepy Ol' River

Mer. 5503   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / Only A Moment Ago

Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll (conductor)
NYC, September 1, 1950
3693-1Time Out For Tears
3694-2Only A Moment Ago

Mer. 5528   Muggsy Spanier - Caution Blues / Alabama Jubilee

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Harry Graves (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Don Chester (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3677Caution Blues
3678Alabama Jubilee

Mer. 5534   Patti Page - Long Long Ago / The Tennessee Waltz

no details

Mer. 5544   Frankie Laine - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die / A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) Jud Conlon Singers (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
1950
3812I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
3813A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome

Mer. 5550   Clyde McCoy - Wait For Me / The Memphis Blues

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Chris Abbott (vocals -1) Billie Jane Bennett (vocals -2) unidentified orchestra
1951
1. 3942Wait For Me
2. 3945The Memphis Blues

Mer. 5551   Clyde McCoy - Stack-O-Lee / When You're Smiling

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Billie Jane Bennett (vocals) unidentified orchestra
1951
3943Stack-O-Lee
3944When You're Smiling

Mer. 5553   Frankie Laine - Merry Christmas Everywhere / What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) Jud Conlon Singers (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
1950
3814Merry Christmas Everywhere
3815What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas

Mer. 5559   Clyde McCoy - Tear It Down / Stormy Weather

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Billie Jane Bennett (vocals) unidentified orchestra
Detroit, MI, May 11, 1946
1716/P6Tear It Down
Clyde McCoy (trumpet) unidentified orchestra
maybe NYC, 1947
1724/P162Stormy Weather

Mer. 5562   Ralph Marterie - Danse Arabe / ???

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck (trumpet) Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer (trombone) Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo (alto sax) Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) Johnny Bibb (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) unidentified strings and chorus
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3029Danse Arabe

Mer. 5588   Machito - Hall Of The Mambo King / Barbara Batibiri

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Graciela (claves) Machito (director, maracas, vocals) John Bartee, Mario Bauza, Rene Hernandez, Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, 1948
3194Barbara Batibiri (as Babarabatiri)
Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas, arranger, director)
NYC, December, 1949
3048Hall Of The Mambo King