Mercury Records Catalog: 78/45 rpm 8000/8100/8200 series

Mercury 8000 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 8001   Rex Stewart - Boy Meets Horn / Jug Blues

Rex Stewart (cornet -1, cornet, vocals -2) Stafford Simon (trumpet) Sandy Williams (trombone) Pete Clark (tenor sax) Mike Colucchio (piano) Wilson Myers (bass) Bazeley "Bay" Perry (drums)
NYC, February 8, 1946
1. 236-1Boy Meets Horn
2. 237-1Jug Blues

Mer. 8003   Eddie Vinson - Cherry Red Blues / Somebody's Got To Go

Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt, Elmer "Stumpy" Whitlock (trumpet) Leon Comegys, Jesse "Rip" Tarrant (trombone) Frank Dominguez, Ernest "Lee" Tanner (alto sax) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Red Carman, Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1945
173-1Cherry Red Blues
174-2Somebody's Got To Go

Mer. 8005   Julia Lee - If It's Good / Show Me Missouri Blues

Clarence Davis (trumpet) Tommy Douglas (clarinet, alto sax) Harry Ferguson, Freddie Gulliver (tenor sax) Julia Lee (piano, vocals) Efferge Ware (guitar) Ben Curtis (bass) Sam "Baby" Lovett (drums)
Kansas City, KS, August 16, 1946
280If It's Good
281Show Me Missouri Blues

Mer. 8007   Albert Ammons - Doin' The Boogie Woogie / Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera

Gene Ammons (tenor sax -1) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums) Mildred Anderson (vocals -1)
Chicago, IL, April 8, 1946
1. 328-1Doin' The Boogie Woogie
2. 331-4Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera

Mer. 8008   Rex Stewart - B.O. Blues / That's Rhythm

Rex Stewart (cornet -1, cornet, vocals -2) Stafford Simon (trumpet) Sandy Williams (trombone) Pete Clark (tenor sax) Mike Colucchio (piano) Wilson Myers (bass, vocals -1, bass -2) Bazeley "Bay" Perry (drums)
NYC, February 8, 1946
1. 236-1B.O. Blues
2. 239That's Rhythm

Mer. 8009   Eddie Vinson - Too Many Women Blues / Just A Dream

Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt, Elmer "Stumpy" Whitlock (trumpet) Leon Comegys, Jesse "Rip" Tarrant (trombone) Frank Dominguez, Ernest "Lee" Tanner (alto sax) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Red Carman, Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1945
175Too Many Women Blues
176Just A Dream

Mer. 8010   Dinah Washington - When A Woman Loves A Man / Oo Wee Walkie Talkie

Willie Cook, Harry "Pee Wee" Jackson (trumpet) Gus Chappell (trombone) possibly Dave Young (tenor sax) possibly Rudy Martin (piano) possibly Bill Settles (bass) Oliver Coleman (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, January 14, 1946
203When A Woman Loves A Man
Gerald Wilson, Snooky Young (trumpet) Melba Liston, James Robinson (trombone) Clyde Dunn, Vernon Slater (tenor sax) Maurice Simon (baritone sax) Jimmy Bunn (piano) unknown (bass) Henry Green (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) Rene Hall (arranger)
Chicago, IL, April 6, 1946
392Oo Wee Walkie Talkie

Mer. 8013   Julia Lee - Lotus Blossom / Dream Lucky Blues

Clarence Davis (trumpet -1) Tommy Douglas (clarinet, alto sax -1) Harry Ferguson, Freddie Gulliver (tenor sax -1) Julia Lee (piano, vocals) Efferge Ware (guitar -1) Ben Curtis (bass) Sam "Baby" Lovett (drums)
Kansas City, KS, August 19, 1946
1. 282-1Lotus Blossom
2. 283-1Dream Lucky Blues

Mer. 8016   T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me / Come Back To Me Baby

Nick Cooper, Melvin Moore (trumpet, vocals) Frank Derrick, Nathan Jones (alto sax) Moses Gant (tenor sax) Marl Young (piano, vocals) T-Bone Walker (guitar, vocals) Mickey Sims (bass) Red Saunders (drums)
Chicago, IL, December 19, 1945
409-2My Baby Left Me
410-2Come Back To Me Baby

Mer. 8022   Albert Ammons - Swanee River Boogie / I Don't Want To See You

Gene Ammons (tenor sax -2) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums -1, drums, vocals -2)
Chicago, IL, July 2, 1946
1. 430-1Swanee River Boogie
2. 432-3I Don't Want To See You (If You Can't See You By Myself)

Mer. 8023   Eddie Vinson - Cleanhead Blues / When A Woman Loves Her Juice

Vooley Bastine, John Hunt, Elmer "Stumpy" Whitlock (trumpet) Leon Comegys, Jesse "Rip" Tarrant (trombone) Frank Dominguez (alto sax) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Red Carman, Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) George "Butch" Ballard (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 2 or 3, 1946
558-2Cleanhead Blues
559-2When A Woman Loves Her Juice

Mer. 8024   Dinah Washington - A Slick Chick / Postman Blues

Frank Galbraith, Russell Royster (trumpet) Tab Smith (alto sax) Johnny Hicks (tenor sax) Larry Belton (baritone sax) Red Richards (piano) Johnny Williams (bass) Walter Johnson (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, October 3, 1946
562-2A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)
563-4Postman Blues

Mer. 8025   Myra Taylor - Take It Easy Greasy / Tell Your Best Friend Nothing

unknown (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) Jimmy Keith (tenor sax) unknown (baritone sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Myra Taylor (vocals)
Kansas City, KS, October 31, 1946
596The Spider And The Fly
597Bury Me Deep In The Till Blue Water

Mer. 8026   Jay McShann - I Want A Little Girl / Jimtown Boogie

Clarence Thornton (trumpet) Theodore Smalls (alto sax) Seeward Evans (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Percy Gabriel (bass) Jesse Price (drums) Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals -1)
WGN Studios, Chicago, IL, November 13, 1946
1. 630I Want A Little Girl
2. 631Jimtown Boogie

Mer. 8027   Myra Taylor - The Spider And The Fly / Bury Me Deep In The Till Blue Water

unknown (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) Jimmy Keith (tenor sax) unknown (baritone sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Myra Taylor (vocals)
Kansas City, KS, October 31, 1946
594Take It Easy Greasy
595Tell Your Best Friend Nothing

Mer. 8028   Eddie Vinson - Kidney Stew Blues / Old Maid Boogie

John Hunt (trumpet) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) George "Butch" Ballard (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November, 1946 or January 22, 1947
634-8Kidney Stew Blues
636-7Old Maid Boogie

Mer. 8030   Dinah Washington - Embraceable You / That's Why A Woman Loves A Heel

Willie Cook, Harry "Pee Wee" Jackson (trumpet) Gus Chappell (trombone) possibly Dave Young (tenor sax) possibly Rudy Martin (piano) possibly Bill Settles (bass) Oliver Coleman (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, January 14, 1946
201Embraceable You
Frank Galbraith, Russell Royster (trumpet) Tab Smith (alto sax) Johnny Hicks (tenor sax) Larry Belton (baritone sax) Red Richards (piano) Johnny Williams (bass) Walter Johnson (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, October 3, 1946
564-2That's Why A Woman Loves A Heel

Mer. 8032   Jay McShann - Have You Ever Loved A Woman / Gone With The Blues

Clarence Thornton (trumpet) Theodore Smalls (alto sax) Seeward Evans (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Percy Gabriel (bass) Jesse Price (drums) Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals)
WGN Studios, Chicago, IL, November 13, 1946
632-2Have You Ever Loved A Woman
633-1Gone With The Blues

Mer. 8035   Dinah Washington - Stairway To The Stars / I Want To Be Loved

Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Dinah Washington (vocals) and others
NYC, March 25 or April 15, 1947
763-3Stairway To The Stars
764-3I Want To Be Loved

Mer. 8040   Albert Ammons - Kilroy Boogie / Twelfth St. Boogie

Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums)
WGN Studios, Chicago, IL, November 12, 1946
622-3Kilroy Boogie
625-3Twelfth St. Boogie

Mer. 8043   Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound

Joe Morris (trumpet) Rudy Rutherford (clarinet) Arnett Cobb (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes -1, drums -2) Milt Buckner (piano) Vernon King (bass) Fred Radcliffe (drums -1) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1943
1. LHS1Evil Gal Blues
2. LHS2I Know How To Do It

Mer. 8044   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / I Know How To Do It

Joe Morris (trumpet) Rudy Rutherford (clarinet) Arnett Cobb (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes -1, piano -2) Milt Buckner (piano -1) Vernon King (bass) Fred Radcliffe (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1943
1. LHS3Salty Papa Blues
2. LHS4Homeward Bound

Mer. 8047   Helen Humes - Jet Propelled Papa / Blue And Sentimental

Buck Clayton (trumpet) George Matthews (trombone) John Hardee (tenor sax) Ram Ramirez (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 2, 1947
859Jet Propelled Papa
860Blue And Sentimental

Mer. 8048   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Idaho

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) James Craig (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Chuck Williams (drums) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, June 19, 1947
849-1Red Top
850-1Idaho

Mer. 8050   Dinah Washington - Fool That I Am / Mean And Evil Blues

Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August 5, 1947
926-2Fool That I Am
928-1Mean And Evil Blues

Mer. 8051   Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Luxury Tax Blues / Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From

Volley Bastine, John Hunt, Clark Terry (trumpet) Leon Comegys, Arnett Sparrow (trombone) Frank Dominguez (alto sax) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Red Carman, Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) George "Butch" Ballard (drums)
St. Louis, MO, April 29, 1947
921-2Luxury Tax Blues
923-2Gonna Send You Back Where I Got You From

Mer. 8053   Albert Ammons - St. Louis Blues / Shufflin' The Boogie

Marvin Randolph (trumpet) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Al Burroughs (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 6, 1947
929-2St. Louis Blues
930-1Shufflin' The Boogie

Mer. 8056   Helen Humes - I Just Refuse To Sing The Blues / They Raided The Joint

Buck Clayton (trumpet) George Matthews (trombone) John Hardee (tenor sax) Ram Ramirez (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 2, 1947
861-2I Just Refuse To Sing The Blues
862-3They Raided The Joint

Mer. 8057   Dinah Washington - Since I Fell For You / You Can Depend On Me

Rudy Martin (piano, celeste) Bill Settles (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, fall 1947
965Since I Fell For You
967You Can Depend On Me

Mer. 8058   The Trenier Twins - Hey, Sister Lucy! / I Miss You So

Don Hill (alto sax) Buddy Collette (tenor sax) Gene Gilbeaux (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Herman Washington (bass) Henry Tucker Green (drums) Claude Trenier, Cliff Trenier (vocals)
NYC, May 15 or September 16, 1947
1024-1|1058I Miss You So
1025-1Hey, Sister Lucy!

Mer. 8060   Eddie Vinson - King For A Day Blues / Railroad Porter's Blues

John Hunt (trumpet) Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) Lee Pope (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) George "Butch" Ballard (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November, 1946 or January 22, 1947
635King For A Day Blues
add Volley Bastine, Clark Terry (trumpet) Leon Comegys, Arnett Sparrow (trombone) Frank Dominguez (alto sax) Red Carman (tenor sax)
St. Louis, MO, April 29, 1947
922Railroad Porter's Blues

Mer. 8061   Dinah Washington - There's Got To Be A Change / Early In The Morning

Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August 5, 1947
927-1There's Got To Be A Change
Rudy Martin (piano, celeste) Bill Settles (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, fall 1947
968Early In The Morning

Mer. 8062   Gene Ammons - McDougal's Sprout / Hold That Money

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -2) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 23, 1947
1. 1133-2McDougal's Sprout
2. 1134-2Hold That Money

Mer. 8063   Albert Ammons - S.P. Blues / Hiroshima

Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Al Burroughs (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 6, 1947
931-1S.P. Blues
932-1Hiroshima

Mer. 8065   Dinah Washington - I Love You, Yes I Do / Don't Come Knockin' At My Door

Teddy Brannon (piano) Dickie Thompson (guitar) Gene Groves (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, 1947
1148I Love You, Yes I Do
1149Don't Come Knockin' At My Door

Mer. 8068   Myra Taylor - Move Out / Quit Barking In My Rhubarb

unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Myra Taylor (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1157-1Move Out
1158-1Quit Barking In My Rhubarb (Gang Of Mine)

Mer. 8070   Albert Ammons - The Sheik Of Araby / You Are My Sunshine

Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) unknown (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1170-2The Sheik Of Araby
1171-2You Are My Sunshine

Mer. 8071   The Trenier Twins - No, Baby, No! / Oooh! Look-a There, Ain't She Pretty

Don Hill (alto sax) Buddy Collette (tenor sax) Gene Gilbeaux (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Herman Washington (bass) Henry Tucker Green (drums) Claude Trenier, Cliff Trenier (vocals)
NYC, May 15 or September 16, 1947
1026-1No, Baby, No!

Mer. 8072   Dinah Washington - No More Lonely Gal Blues / Ain' Misbehavin'

Rudy Martin (piano) possibly Hurley Ramey (guitar) Bill Settles (bass) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, November 13, 1947
1224No More Lonely Gal Blues
1226Ain't Misbehavin'

Mer. 8073   Cootie Williams - I Love You, Yes I Do / Smooth Sailing

Bob Merrill, Cootie Williams (trumpet) Rupert Cole (alto sax) Weasel Parker (tenor sax) Arnold Jarvis (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Leonard Swain (bass) Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums) Eddie Mack, Billy Matthews (vocals) The Balladeers (vocal group)
NYC, late 1947
1587I Love You, Yes I Do
1588Smooth Sailing

Mer. 8075   Albert Ammons - Ammons Stomp / The Clipper

Orlando Randolph (trumpet) Riley Hampton (alto sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1948
1611-1Ammons Stomp
1614-1The Clipper

Mer. 8078   The Trenier Twins - Ain't She Mean / It's A Quiet Town (In Crossbone County)

Don Hill (alto sax) Buddy Collette (tenor sax) Gene Gilbeaux (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Herman Washington (bass) Henry Tucker Green (drums) Claude Trenier, Cliff Trenier (vocals)
NYC, May 15 or September 16, 1947
1023|1057Ain't She Mean

Mer. 8079   Dinah Washington - West Side Baby / Walkin' And Talkin'

Rudy Martin (piano, celeste) Bill Settles (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, fall 1947
966-2West Side Baby
Rudy Martin (piano) possibly Hurley Ramey (guitar) Bill Settles (bass) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, November 13, 1947
1225-2Walkin' And Talkin'

Mer. 8080   Gene Ammons - Odd-En-Dow / Dues In Blues

Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 1, 1947
1333-1Odd-En-Dow
same personnel
Chicago, IL, December 10, 1947
1392-2Dues In Blues

Mer. 8081   Myra Taylor - Clinging Vine / It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Myra Taylor (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1159-1Clinging Vine
1160-1It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

Mer. 8082   Dinah Washington - Resolution Blues / I Want To Cry

Bob Merrill, Cootie Williams (trumpet) Robert Cole (alto sax) William Parker (tenor sax) Arnold Jarvis (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Leonard Swain (bass) Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, December 30, 1947
1593-1Resolution Blues
1594-4I Want To Cry

Mer. 8083   Cootie Williams - You Talk A Little Trash (And I'll Spend A Little Cash) / Typhoon

Bob Merrill, Cootie Williams (trumpet) Rupert Cole (alto sax) Weasel Parker (tenor sax) Arnold Jarvis (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Leonard Swain (bass) Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums) Eddie Mack, Billy Matthews (vocals) The Balladeers (vocal group)
NYC, late 1947
1585-2You Talk A Little Trash (I'll Spend A Little Cash)
1586-2Typhoon

Mer. 8087   Albert Ammons - Tuxedo Boogie / Bear Den Boogie

Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1362-2Tuxedo Boogie
1364-2Bear Den Boogie

Mer. 8089   The Trenier Twins - Sometimes I'm Happy / (I'm Going Back With My) Cadillac Convertible

no details

Mer. 8094   Dinah Washington - Tell Me So / In The Rain

Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1266Tell Me So
unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unknown (vocal group)
NYC?, June 3 & 8, 1948
1824In The Rain

Mer. 8095   Dinah Washington - Am I Asking Too Much / I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1269-3Am I Asking Too Much
unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unknown (vocal group)
NYC?, June 3 & 8, 1948
1825-2I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

Mer. 8096   Gene Ammons - Shermanski / E.A.A.K. Blues

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 23, 1947
1135-2Shermanski
Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 1, 1947
1335E.A.A.K. Blues

Mercury 8100 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 8100   Albert Ammons - Baltimore Breakdown / In A Little Spanish Town

Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) unknown (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1172In A Little Spanish Town
Orlando Randolph (trumpet) Riley Hampton (alto sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1948
1612-1Baltimore Breakdown

Mer. 8102   Dinah Washington - You Satisfy / Laughing Boy

Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, August 5, 1947
925-2You Satisfy
Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, 1949
2468-5Laughing Boy

Mer. 8103   Willie Smith - Not So Bop Blues / Tea For Two

Willie Smith (alto sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, circa November, 1947
1516 | 234 | 1898Not So Bop Blues
1517 | 235 | 1899Tea For Two

Mer. 8104   Flip Phillips - Cake / Cool

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, circa September-October, 1947
607D | 229Cake
610D | 232Cool

Mer. 8105   Flip Phillips - Znarg Blues / My Old Flame

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums): same session
NYC, circa September-October, 1947
608E | 230 | 1895Znarg Blues
609B | 231 | 1896My Old Flame

Mer. 8107   Dinah Washington - I'll Wait / It's Too Soon To Know

Mitch Miller (oboe, arranger) unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC?, August 25, 1948
1948-2I'll Wait
1950-2It's Too Soon To Know

Mer. 8114   Dinah Washington - Why Can't You Behave / It's Funny

possibly Cootie Williams (trumpet, leader) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC?, fall 1948
2083Why Can't You Behave
2084It's Funny

Mer. 8115   Albert Ammons - Lady Be Good / Mr. Bell Boogie

Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 8, 1946
329-1Lady Be Good
Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1363-1Mr. Bell Boogie

Mer. 8117   Myra Taylor - I'm In My Sins This Morning / Booted

unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Myra Taylor (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1163I'm In My Sins This Morning
1164Booted

Mer. 8122   Big Bill Broonzy - I Love My Whiskey / Water Coast Blues

Antonio Casey (alto sax) Carl Sharp (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar, vocals) Ransom Knowling (bass) Alfred "Big Man" Wallace (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1949
2176-1I Love My Whiskey
2179-1Water Coast Blues

Mer. 8123   Gene Ammons - Harold The Fox / Jeet Jet

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) George Stone (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 23, 1947
1136-1Harold The Fox
Gail Brockman (trumpet) John "Flaps" Dungee (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Ellis Bartee (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) A.K. Salim (arranger)
Chicago, IL, December 1, 1947
1332-1Jeet Jet

Mer. 8125   Gene Ammons - Abdullah's Fiesta / Brother Jug's Sermon

Jesse Miller (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Marcel Daniels (vocals -1)
NYC, February 5, 1949
1. 2503-1Abdullah's Fiesta
2. 2504-1Brother Jug's Sermon

Mer. 8132   Sunnyland Slim - Mud Kickin' Woman / Everytime I Get To Drinkin'

Alex Atkins (alto sax) Sunnyland Slim (piano, vocals) Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar) Ernest "Big" Crawford (bass) St. Louis Jimmy Oden (vocals)
Chicago, IL, April 7, 1949
2574-1Mud Kickin' Woman
2575-1Everytime I Get To Drinkin'

Mer. 8133   Dinah Washington - What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry / Pete

Rudy Martin (piano) possibly Hurley Ramey (guitar) Bill Settles (bass) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, November 13, 1947
1227What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry
Harry Jackson (trumpet) Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Rudy Martin (piano) Bill Settles (bass) Curtis Walker (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1947
1268Pete

Mer. 8137   St. Louis Jimmy Oden - Shame On You Baby / I'll Never Be Satisfied

Alex Atkins (alto sax) Sunnyland Slim (piano) Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar) Ernest "Big" Crawford (bass) St. Louis Jimmy Oden (vocals)
Chicago, IL, April 6, 1949
2572-1Shame On You Baby
2573-1I'll Never Be Satisfied

Mer. 8140   Albert Ammons - Why I'm Leaving You

Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums, vocals)
Chicago, IL, July 2, 1946
431-1Why I'm Leaving You
Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) unknown (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1169Roses Of Picardy

Mer. 8145   Gene Ammons - Daddy Sauce's Airlines / Little Irv

Jesse Miller (trumpet) Ernest McDonald (alto sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Marcel Daniels (vocals)
NYC, February 5, 1949
2501-1Daddy Sauce's Airlines
2502-1Little Irv

Mer. 8148   Dinah Washington - Long John Blues / Baby-Get Lost

unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, July 1, 1948
1785-1Long John Blues
George Hudson (trumpet) Rupert Cole, Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) James Forman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, March 4, 1949
2829-2Baby-Get Lost

Mer. 8150   Dinah Washington - Am I Really Sorry / I Challenge Your Kiss

Buck Clayton (trumpet -1) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra (-1) unidentified orchestra, including strings (-2) Mitch Miller (conductor -1, leader -2) and others (-1)
NYC, 1949
1. 2531-3Am I Really Sorry
2. 2874-2I Challenge Your Kiss

Mer. 8154   Dinah Washington - The Richest Guy In The Graveyard / Good Daddy Blues

George Hudson (trumpet) Rupert Cole, Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) James Forman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, March 4, 1949
2828-2Good Daddy Blues
Willie Cook or Elmon Wright (trumpet) Matthew Gee or Charles Greenlea (trombone) John Coltrane, Jimmy Heath (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) John Acea (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, September 27, 1949
2999-3The Richest Guy In The Graveyard

Mer. 8160   Big Bill Broonzy - You've Been Mistreating Me Baby / I Stay Blue All The Time

Antonio Casey (alto sax) Carl Sharp (piano) Big Bill Broonzy (guitar, vocals) Ransom Knowling (bass) Alfred "Big Man" Wallace (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1949
2177-1You've Been Mistreating Me Baby
2178-1I Stay Blue All The Time

Mer. 8163   Dinah Washington - New York, Chicago And L.A. / I Only Know

George Hudson (trumpet) Rupert Cole, Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) James Forman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, March 4, 1949
2826-2New York, Chicago And L.A.
2830-2I Only Know

Mer. 8167   Gene Ammons - Everything Depends On You / Hot Springs

Josse Miller (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Jimmy Mundy (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 4, 1949
3001Everything Depends On You
3002Hot Springs

Mer. 8169   Dinah Washington - Journey's End / ???

unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra and vocal group
NYC, February 7, 1950
3130-1Journey's End

Mer. 8173   Billy Valentine - How Long, How Long / Beer Drinkin' Baby

John Coltrane (tenor sax) Billy Valentine (piano, vocals) Johnny Collins (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 1949
3188How Long, How Long
3191Beer Drinkin' Baby

Mer. 8177   Billy Valentine - Ain't Gonna Cry No More / I Want You To Love Me

John Coltrane (tenor sax) Billy Valentine (piano, vocals) Johnny Collins (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Specs Powell (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 1949
3189Ain't Gonna Cry No More
3190I Want You To Love Me

Mer. 8181   Dinah Washington - I Wanna Be Loved / Love (Me) With Misery

possibly Benny Powell (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, May 9, 1950
3409-3I Wanna Be Loved
3410-1Love (Me) With Misery

Mer. 8185   Gene Ammons - When You're Gone / Little Slam

Josse Miller (trumpet) Matthew Gee (trombone) Ernest McDonald (alto, baritone sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Junior Mance (piano) Leo Blevens (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Jimmy Mundy (arranger)
Chicago, IL, October 4, 1949
3003When You're Gone
3004Little Slam

Mer. 8187   Dinah Washington With Cootie Williams Orchestra (no details)

Bob Merrill, Cootie Williams (trumpet) Robert Cole (alto sax) William Parker (tenor sax) Arnold Jarvis (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Leonard Swain (bass) Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, December 30, 1947
1594-4I Want To Cry
Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, February 27, 1950
3182-3It Isn't Fair
possibly Benny Powell (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, May 9, 1950
3407-3Big Deal
3408-4I'll Never Be Free

Mer. 8192   Dinah Washington - How Deep Is The Ocean / Why Don't You Think Things Over

George Hudson (trumpet) Rupert Cole, Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) James Forman (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, March 4, 1949
2825How Deep Is The Ocean
Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, February 27, 1950
3185-2Why Don't You Think Things Over

Mer. 8194   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / I Wanna Be Loved

Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra: same session
NYC, February 27, 1950
3183-5My Kind Of Man
possibly Benny Powell (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, May 9, 1950
3409-3I Wanna Be Loved

Mercury 8200 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 8205   Albert Ammons - Red Sails In The Sunset / Margie

Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums)
Chicago, IL, July 2, 1946
433-1Red Sails In The Sunset
Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1281Margie

Mer. 8206   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / If I Loved You

Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, February 27, 1950
3183-5My Kind Of Man
3184-2If I Loved You

Mer. 8207   Dinah Washington - Fast Movin' Mama / Juice Head Man Of Mine

Willie Cook or Elmon Wright (trumpet) Matthew Gee or Charles Greenlea (trombone) John Coltrane, Jimmy Heath (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) John Acea (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, September 27, 1949
2996-2Fast Movin' Mama
2997-2Juice Head Man Of Mine

Mer. 8209   Dinah Washington - My Heart Cries For You / I Apologize

Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 12, 1951
4041-1My Heart Cries For You
4042-3I Apologize

Mer. 8210   Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera / Swanee River Boogie

Albert Ammons (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Israel Crosby (bass) Jack Cooley (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 8, 1946
331-1Boogie Woogie At The Civic Opera
same personnel
Chicago, IL, July 2, 1946
430-3Swanee River Boogie
** also issued on Mercury 8210x45.

Mer. 8211   Dinah Washington - I Won't Cry Anymore / Don't Say You're Sorry Again

Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 12, 1951
4043-1I Won't Cry Anymore
4044-3Don't Say You're Sorry Again

Mer. 8226   Big Jim Wynn - Strange Love / Dog House Blues

Eddie "Goo Goo" Hutcherson (trumpet) Eddie Hale (alto sax) Eddie Davis (tenor sax) Big Jim Wynn (baritone sax) Zell Kindred (piano) Charles "Chuck" Norris (guitar) Robert "Buddy" Woodson (bass) Robert "Snake" Sims (drums, vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, February 15, 1951
3856Strange Love
3858Dog House Blues

Mer. 8231   Dinah Washington - Please Send Me Someone To Love / 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do

possibly Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (guitar) Walter Buchanan (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass
NYC, February 27, 1951
3878-1Please Send Me Someone To Love
3879-2'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do

Mer. 8232   Dinah Washington - Fine Fine Daddy / I'm So Lonely I Would Cry

possibly Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (guitar) Walter Buchanan (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass: same session
NYC, February 27, 1951
3877-2Fine Fine Daddy
3880-2I'm So Lonely I Would Cry

Mer. 8242   Albert Ammons - Rhythm Boogie / When You And I Were Young, Maggie

Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, late 1947
1365Rhythm Boogie
Orlando Randolph (trumpet) Riley Hampton (alto sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1948
1613-1When You And I Were Young, Maggie

Mer. 8249   Dinah Washington - Be Fair To Me / Saturday Night

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
4369-5Be Fair To Me
omit Norris
Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 1951
4371-3Saturday Night

Mer. 8250   Ray Snead - Don't Play For Me No Clown / I'm A Good Rockin' Daddy

Gail Brockman (trumpet) Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) Eddie Ware (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Johnny Pate (bass) Al Williams (drums) unknown (percussion) Ray Snead (vocals)
Chicago, IL, September 14, 1951
4208Don't Play For Me No Clown
4209I'm A Good Rockin' Daddy

Mer. 8251   Memphis Slim - Train Time / Blue Evening

Nelson Berry, Neil Green (tenor sax) Memphis Slim (piano, vocals) John Frazier (bass) Oscar Larkin (drums) Terry Timmons (vocals -2)
Chicago, IL, October 1, 1951
1. 4240Train Time
2. 4241Blue Evening

Mer. 8255   Julian Dash - Can't Understand It / Blue Velvet

Ted Donnelly (trombone) Julian Dash, Bobby Green (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Freddie Jefferson (piano) Lee Stanfield (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Big Bob Kornegay as Texas Bob (vocals) Carmen Taylor (vocals -1)
NYC, October 11, 1951
1. 4590Can't Understand It
2. 4591Blue Velvet

Mer. 8256   Paul Quinichette - Cross Fire / Prevue

Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Bill Doggett (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
4247-6Cross Fire
4580Prevue

Mer. 8257   Dinah Washington - Out In The Cold Again / Hey, Good Looking

unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Joe Van Loan, Leonard Puzie, Jimmy Ricks, Warren Suttles, Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, October 25, 1951
4613Out In The Cold Again
4614-1Hey, Good Looking

Mer. 8260   Robert Lockwood Jr. - (I'm Gonna) Dig Myself A Hole / Dust My Broom

Sunnyland Slim (piano, vocals) Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar, vocals) Ernest "Big" Crawford (bass) Alfred "Big Man" Wallace (drums)
Chicago, IL, November 15, 1951
4538(I'm Gonna) Dig Myself A Hole
4539Dust My Broom

Mer. 8261   Big Bill Broonzy - Willie Mae / Hollerin' Blues

Bob Call (piano -2) Ransom Knowling (bass) Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar)
Chicago, IL, November 8, 1951
1. 4524Willie Mae
2. 4528Hollerin' Blues

Mer. 8262   Carmen Taylor - It's All Over Again / Cry

Bobby Johnson (trumpet) Ted Donnelly, Bob Range (trombone) Bobby Smith (alto sax) Julian Dash (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Freddie Jefferson (piano) Lee Stanfield (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Carmen Taylor (vocals)
NYC, November 15, 1951
4615It's All Over Again
4616Cry

Mer. 8263   Johnny Otis - Oopy Doo / Stardust

Don Johnson, Gerald Wilson (trumpet) John Pettigrew, George Washington (trombone) Floyd Turnham (alto sax) Lorenzo Hoderness, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Curtis Lowe (baritone sax) Devonia Williams (piano) Pete Lewis (guitar) Mario Delagarde (bass) Leard Bell (drums) Emanuel "Gaucho" Vaharandes (congas) Johnny Otis (vocals, vibes, drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 1951
4713-1Oopy Doo
Mario Delegarde (bass) replaces Delagarde
Los Angeles, CA, December 26, 1951
4719-3Stardust

Mer. 8264   Sunnyland Slim - Ain't Nothin' But A Child / Brown Skinned Woman

Sunnyland Slim (piano, vocals) Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar) Moody Jones (bass) Alfred "Big Man" Wallace (drums)
Chicago, IL, December 9, 1951
4631Hit The Road Again
4632Gin Drinkin' Baby

Mer. 8266   Memphis Slim - No Mail Blues / Gonna Need My Help Someday

Nelson Berry, Neil Green (tenor sax, vocals) Memphis Slim (piano, vocals) Henry Taylor (bass) Oscar Larkin (drums)
Chicago, IL, November 16, 1951
4542No Mail Blues
4543Gonna Need My Help Someday

Mer. 8267   Dinah Washington - Wheel Of Fortune / Tell Me Why

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
4731-9BWheel Of Fortune
4732-5Tell Me Why
** also issued on Mercury 8267x45.

Mer. 8268   Joe Thomas - Everybody Loves My Baby / Blue Tango

Joe Thomas (tenor sax, vocals -1, tenor sax -2) unknown (sax, piano, bass, drums) unidentified female vocal trio (-1)
NYC, 1952
1. 4832Everybody Loves My Baby
2. 4833Blue Tango (instrumental)

Mer. 8269   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
** also issued on Mercury 8269x45.

Mer. 8271   Big Bill Broonzy - Hey Hey / Walkin' Down A Lonesome Road

Ransom Knowling (bass) Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar)
Chicago, IL, November 8, 1951
4521-2Hey Hey
4525-1Walkin' Down A Lonesome Road

Mer. 8272   Paul Quinichette - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Sequel

Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Count Basie (organ) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, January 30, 1952
4820-4I'll Always Be In Love With You
4821-2Sequel

Mer. 8273   Johnny Otis - One Nighter Blues / Goomp Blues

Don Johnson, Gerald Wilson (trumpet) John Pettigrew, George Washington (trombone) Floyd Turnham (alto sax) Lorenzo Hoderness, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Curtis Lowe (baritone sax) Devonia Williams (piano) Pete Lewis (guitar) Mario Delegarde (bass) Leard Bell (drums) Emanuel "Gaucho" Vaharandes (congas) Johnny Otis (vocals, vibes, drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 26, 1951
4717-1One Nighter Blues
4718-1Goomp Blues

Mer. 8277   Sunnyland Slim - Hit The Road Again / Gin Drinkin' Baby

Sunnyland Slim (piano, vocals) Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar) Moody Jones (bass) Alfred "Big Man" Wallace (drums)
Chicago, IL, December 9, 1951
4629Ain't Nothing But A Child
4630Brown Skinned Woman

Mer. 8279   Beryl Booker - A Handful Of Stars / You Better Go Now

Don Elliott (mellophone, vibes) Budd Johnson (tenor, baritone sax) Beryl Booker (piano -1, piano, vocals -2) Slam Stewart (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, January 3, 1952
1. 4724A Handful Of Stars
2. 4727You Better Go Now

Mer. 8281   Memphis Slim - The Question / Never Let Me Love

Purcell Brockenborough, Neil Green (tenor sax) Memphis Slim (piano, vocals) Ransom Knowling (bass) Oscar Larkin (drums) Terry Timmons (vocals)
Chicago, IL, September 10, 1951
4195The Question
Nelson Berry, Neil Green (tenor sax) Memphis Slim (piano, vocals) John Frazier (bass) Oscar Larkin (drums)
Chicago, IL, October 1, 1951
4239Never Let Me Love

Mer. 8284   Big Bill Broonzy - Mopper's Blues / I Know She Will

Ransom Knowling (bass) Big Bill Broonzy (vocals, guitar)
Chicago, IL, November 8, 1951
4526Mopper's Blues
4527I Know She Will

Mer. 8287   Paul Quinichette - Shad Roe / The Hook

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Dicky Wells (trombone) Paul Quinichette (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Walter Page (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, January 30, 1952
4815-6Shad Roe
4818-6The Hook

Mer. 8290   James Moody - Until The Real Thing Comes Along / Hey Jim

Dave Burns (trumpet) Donald Cole (trombone) James Moody (tenor, alto sax) Numa Moore (baritone sax) Sadik Hakim (piano) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -2)
NYC, May 21, 1952
1. 9163Until The Real Thing Comes Along
2. 9164Hey Jim
** also issued on Mercury 8290x45.

Mer. 8292   Dinah Washington - Pillow Blues / Double Dealing Daddy

unknown (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) unknown (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified brass
Chicago, IL, May 6, 1952
9220-8Pillow Blues
9222-3Double Dealing Daddy

Mer. 8294   Dinah Washington - My Song / Half As Much

Clark Terry (trumpet) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Beryl Booker (piano) unknown (guitar) Keter Betts (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Chicago, IL, summer 1952
9247-4My Song
9248-6Half As Much

Mer. 8297   Beryl Booker - Stay As Sweet As You Are / Love Is The Thing

Beryl Booker (piano) John Collins (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 13, 1952
4979Stay As Sweet As You Are
4980-5Love Is The Thing