Mercury Records Catalog: 78/45 rpm 5800/5900 series

Mercury 5800 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5804   Dinah Washington - New Blow-Top Blues / Trouble In Mind

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
4223-1New Blow-Top Blues
unknown (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) Wardell Gray, unknown, Ben Webster (tenor sax) unknown (baritone sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1952
4733-4Trouble In Mind

Mer. 5809   Basin Street Six - Basin Street Stomp / Margie

George Girard (trumpet) Joe Rotis (trombone) Pete Fountain (clarinet) Roy Zimmerman (piano) Bunny Franks (bass) Charlie Duke (drums)
Chicago, IL, September 19, 1951
4217Basin Street Stomp
4218Margie

Mer. 5817   Xavier Cugat - Jungle Flute / ???

Diablito (vocals) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, 1952
4794Jungle Flute

Mer. 5819   Maynard Ferguson - And So I Waited Around / Homing Pigeon

Chico Alvarez, Maynard Ferguson, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Dick Kenny (trombone) Abe Most, Bud Shank (alto sax) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax) Bob Gordon (baritone sax) Frank Patchen (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Kay Brown (vocals) Pete Rugolo (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, February 25, 1952
4931And So I Waited Around
4932Homing Pigeon

Mer. 5827   Ralph Marterie - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams / Stompin' At The Savoy

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
4763Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
4766-2Stompin' At The Savoy

Mer. 5829   Xavier Cugat - Festival / ???

Abbe Lane, Don Rodney (vocals) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, 1952
4799Festival

Mer. 5842   Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy / I Can't Face The Music

unknown (trumpet) Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass and strings, Walter Rodell (conductor)
Chicago, IL, March 24, 1952
4896Mad About The Boy
4897I Can't Face The Music
** also issued on Mercury 5842x45.

Mer. 5852   Ralph Marterie - The Music Goes Round And Round / I'm Yours

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) unidentified chorus
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, October, 1951
4635The Music Goes Round And Round
Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Ray Shaw (vocals) unidentified orchestra
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, April, 1952
9025I'm Yours

Mer. 5860   Ralph Marterie - Street Scene / In A Persian Market

Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) Ennio Bolognini (cello -1) unidentified orchestra
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, April, 1952
1. 9024Street Scene
2. 9027In A Persian Market

Mer. 5863   Maynard Ferguson - Roses All The Way / Wow!

Chico Alvarez, Maynard Ferguson (trumpet) Shorty Rogers (trumpet -1, trumpet, arranger -2) Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Dick Kenny (trombone) Abe Most, Bud Shank (alto sax) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax) Bob Gordon (baritone sax) Frank Patchen (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Kay Brown (vocals -1) Pete Rugolo (arranger -1)
Los Angeles, CA, February 25, 1952
1. 4930Roses All The Way
2. 4933Wow!

Mer. 5864   Billy Williams - Who Knows / It's Best We Say Goodbye

Billy Williams (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Glenn Osser (conductor)
1952
9146Who Knows
9149It's Best We Say Goodbye

Mer. 5866   Billy Williams - Azure-Te / Stay

Billy Williams (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Glenn Osser (conductor): same session
1952
9147Azure-Te
9148Stay

Mer. 5879   Muggsy Spanier - Tiger Rag / South

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Ralph Hutchinson (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Barrett Deems (drums)
Chicago, IL, May 28, 1952
9050Tiger Rag
9051South

Mer. 5882   Ralph Marterie - Peanut Vendor / Crazy Eyes (aka Dark Eyes)

Ralph Marterie (trumpet, conductor) unidentified orchestra
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, April, 1952
9023Peanut Vendor
9026Crazy Eyes (aka Dark Eyes)

Mer. 5885   Xavier Cugat - African Lament / ???

Leslie Scott (vocals) Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, 1952
4800African Lament

Mercury 5900 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5906   Dinah Washington - Stormy Weather / Makebelieve Dreams

unknown (trumpet) Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass and strings, Walter Rodell (conductor)
Chicago, IL, March 24, 1952
4898Stormy Weather
Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
Chicago, IL, 1952
9037Makebelieve Dreams
** also issued on Mercury 5906x45.