Mercury Records Catalog: 78/45 rpm 5600/5700 series

Mercury 5600 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5601   Machito - Tanga, Part 1&2

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1949
481Tanga, Part 1
482Tanga, Part 2
** also issued on Mercury 5601x45.

Mer. 5606   Slim Gaillard - Laughing In Rhythm / Sonny Roony (Song Of Yxabat)

Dick Hyman (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Ernie Shepard (bass, vocals) Herbie Lovelle (drums) Pepe Benque (bongos)
NYC, March 5, 1951
519-2Laughing In Rhythm
520-2Soony Roony
** also issued on Mercury 5606x45.

Mer. 5621   Clyde McCoy - When You're Smiling / The Memphis Blues

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Billie Jane Bennett (vocals) unidentified orchestra
1951
3944When You're Smiling
3945The Memphis Blues

Mer. 5648   Clyde McCoy - Because Of Rain / St. Louis Blues

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Chris Abbott (vocals -1) unidentified orchestra
maybe 1951
1. 4285Because Of Rain
2. 4288St. Louis Blues

Mer. 5657   Ralph Marterie - Didn't Yer Mother Ever Tell Ya Nothin' / You Better Stop (Tellin' Lies About Me)

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) Bob Connally, Doris Drew (vocals -1) The Meadowlarks (vocal group -2)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, late spring 1951
1. 4301Didn't Yer Mother Ever Tell Ya Nothin'
2. 4302You Better Stop (Tellin' Lies About Me)

Mer. 5658   Ralph Marterie - Castle Rock / September Song

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) The Marlin Sisters (vocal group)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, late spring 1951
4304Castle Rock
4305September Song

Mer. 5665   Dinah Washington - If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving / I'm A Fool To Want You

Clyde Reasinger, Tom Reeves (trumpet) Art Pearlman, Roger White (trombone) Ed Freeman (alto sax) Bob Hardaway, Bob Robinson (tenor sax) John Koch (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly or Ike Carpenter (piano) Joe O'Rear (bass) Dick Stanton (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) Ike Carpenter (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 1951
4372-4If You Don't Believe I'm Leaving
4373-5I'm A Fool To Want You

Mer. 5667   Clyde McCoy - A Stranger In Town / How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) unknown (vocal group -2) unidentified orchestra
maybe 1951
1. 4286A Stranger In Town
2. 4287How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm

Mer. 5679   Ralph Marterie - A Trumpeter's Lullaby / Beautil Ohio

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) The Marlin Sisters (vocal group)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, late spring 1951
4306A Trumpeter's Lullaby
4309-2Beautil Ohio

Mercury 5700 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5712   Ralph Marterie - Alice Blue Gown / Once In A While

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) The Marlin Sisters (vocal group)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, late spring 1951
4307Alice Blue Gown
4310Once In A While

Mer. 5717   Muggsy Spanier - Moonglow / Sunday

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Ralph Hutchinson (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Barrett Deems (drums) Buddy Charles (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August 29, 1951
4192Moonglow
4193Sunday

Mer. 5728   Dinah Washington - Mixed Emotions / Cold Cold Heart

Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb or Gus Johnson (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass, Nook Shrier (conductor)
NYC, September 24, 1951
4220-3Mixed Emotions
4221-1Cold Cold Heart
** also issued on Mercury 5728x45.

Mer. 5736   Dinah Washington - Just One More Chance / Baby Did You Hear

Clyde Reasinger, Tom Reeves (trumpet) Art Pearlman, Roger White (trombone) Ed Freeman (alto sax) Bob Hardaway, Bob Robinson (tenor sax) John Koch (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly or Ike Carpenter (piano) Chuck Norris (guitar) Joe O'Rear (bass) Dick Stanton (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) Ike Carpenter (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 1, 1951
4370-5Just One More Chance
Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb or Gus Johnson (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass, Nook Shrier (conductor)
NYC, September 24, 1951
4222-1Baby Did You Hear

Mer. 5739   Basin Street Six - Farewell Blues / Lazy River

George Girard (trumpet) Joe Rotis (trombone) Pete Fountain (clarinet) Roy Zimmerman (piano) Bunny Franks (bass) Charlie Duke (drums)
Chicago, IL, September 19, 1951
4214Farewell Blues
4216Lazy River
** also issued on Mercury 5739x45.

Mer. 5753   Buddy Morrow - Jalousie (aka Jealousy) / Lullaby

Buddy Morrow (trombone, leader) Helen Manning (vocals -1) unidentified orchestra
1946
1. 210Jalousie (aka Jealousy)
2. 211Lullaby

Mer. 5759   Ralph Marterie - The Object Of My Affection / Lulu Had A Baby

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) Wyn Strocke (vocals -2) The Vagabonds (vocal group -1) unidentified chorus (-2)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October, 1951
1. 4633The Object Of My Affection
2. 4734Lulu Had A Baby

Mer. 5767   Ralph Marterie - Perdido / Tell Me Why

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) Bill Snary (vocals -2) The Jack Halloran Singers (vocal group -2)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, November, 1951
1. 4642Perdido
2. 4643Tell Me Why

Mer. 5768   Frankie Laine - Baby I Need You / Yes My Dear

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA?, June 7, 1949
2846Baby I Need You
** also issued on Mercury 5768x45.

Mer. 5780   Xavier Cugat - More Than Love / ???

Richard Hayes (vocals) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, 1952
4790More Than Love

Mer. 5782   Ralph Marterie - Autumn Leaves / ???

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, November, 1951
4641Autumn Leaves

Mer. 5787   Ralph Marterie - Lulu Had A Baby / Perdido

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) Kenny Mann, Mike Simpson (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) unknown (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) Wyn Strocke (vocals) unidentified chorus: add Wyn Strocke (vocals) unidentified chorus
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October, 1951
4734Lulu Had A Baby
omit Strocke, unidentified chorus
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, November, 1951
4642Perdido

Mer. 5792   Slim Gaillard - I Only Have Eyes For You / As You Are

Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) and others
NYC, January, 1952
669-2I Only Have Eyes For You
670-3As You Are
** also issued on Mercury 5792x45.

Mer. 5798   Xavier Cugat - The Acapulco Polka (La, La, La, La, La) / The Hillbilly Mambo Band

Abbe Lane (vocals) Dick Thomas (vocals -2) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, 1952
1. 4791The Acapulco Polka (La, La, La, La, La)
2. 4793The Hillbilly Mambo Band

Mer. 5799   Ralph Marterie - Heaven Knows Why / Skylark

Jerry Dittman, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck (trumpet) Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer (trombone) Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo (alto sax) Kenny Mann, Larry Regan (tenor sax) Charlie Spero (baritone sax, clarinet) Matt Alagna (piano) Johnny Bibb (guitar) Henry Poston (bass) Henry Riggs (drums) Bob Connally (vocals)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February, 1952
4764Heaven Knows Why
4765Skylark