Mercury Records Discography: 1941-1944

1941

George Hartman And His Orchestra

George Hartman (trumpet) Julian Laine (trombone) Leonard Centobie (clarinet) Roy Zimmerman (piano) Lloyd Dantin (guitar) John Bell (bass) John Castaing (drums)
New Orleans, LA, March 14, 1941
GH1-ADiga Diga DooKeynote K602; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH2-AJazz Me BluesKeynote K601; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH3-AMuskrat RambleKeynote K602; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH4-ATin Root BluesKeynote K601; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25065   George Hartman - New Orleans Jazz
* Keynote K602; Mercury 5185   George Hartman - Diga Diga Doo / Muskrat Ramble
= Keynote K115   George Hartman - Dixieland Jazz
* Keynote K601   George Hartman - Jazz Me Blues / Tin Roof Blues
= Keynote K115   George Hartman - Dixieland Jazz

Josh White

Josh White (vocals, guitar)
NYC, 1941
QB1687Defense Factory BluesKeynote K516
QB1688Bad Housing BluesKeynote K515; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020
QB1689Hard Time BluesKeynote K516; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020, MG 36052
QB1690Uncle Sam SaysKeynote K514
QB1691Southern ExposureKeynote K514; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020, MG 36052
QB1692Jim Crow Train (aka Jim Crow Blues)Keynote K515; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
* EmArcy MG 36052   Various Artists - Vol. 4 - The Jazz Giants - Folk Blues
* Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy MG 26010   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6020   Josh White Sings
* EmArcy EP 1-6019   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K516   Josh White - Hard Time Blues / Defense Factory Blues
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure
* Keynote K515   Josh White - Bad Housing Blues / Jim Crow Train
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure
* Keynote K514   Josh White - Uncle Sam Says / Southern Exposure
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure

Josh White

Josh White (vocals, guitar): same personnel
NYC, 1941-1942
KJW7The Riddle SongKeynote K543; Mercury A 48
KJW8Whatcha Goin' To Do-
KJW9Evil Hearted ManKeynote K542; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
KJW10John HenryKeynote K541; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
KJW11House Of The Rising SunKeynote K542; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020
KJW12Strange FruitKeynote K541; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
* EmArcy MG 36052   Various Artists - Vol. 4 - The Jazz Giants - Folk Blues
* Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy MG 26010   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6019   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6020   Josh White Sings
* Mercury A 48   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K543   Josh White - The Riddle Song / Whatcha Goin' To Do
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K542   Josh White - House Of The Rising Sun / Evil Hearted Man
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K541   Josh White - Strange Fruit / John Henry
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit

1943

Lester Young Quartet

Lester Young (tenor sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, December 28, 1943
HL1-1Just You, Just MeEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1-2-Keynote K603; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6002, MG 26021, MG 36050, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL2-1I Never KnewEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL2-2-Keynote K603; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6006, MG 26021, MG 36050, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL3-1Afternoon Of A Basie-IteEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL3-2-Keynote K604; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6002, MG 26021, MG 36051, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL4-1Sometimes I'm HappyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL4-2-Keynote K604; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6006, MG 26021, MG 36051, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MGE 26010, SRE 66010   Lester Young - Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36050   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 1
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury MG 25015   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* EmArcy MG 26021   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Pres Meets Vice-Pres
* Mercury EP 1-3046   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* Mercury EP 1-3092   Lester Young - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6002   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Pres Meets Vice-Pres
* EmArcy EP 1-6006   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Who's Cooler
* Keynote K603   Lester Young - Just You, Just Me / I Never Knew
= Keynote K148   Lester Young Quartet
* Keynote K604   Lester Young - Afternoon Of A Basie-Ite / Sometimes I'm Happy
= Keynote K148   Lester Young Quartet

Dinah Washington With Lionel Hampton And His Sextet

Joe Morris (trumpet) Rudy Rutherford (clarinet) Arnett Cobb (tenor sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes -1,3, drums -2, piano -4) Milt Buckner (piano -1/3) Vernon King (bass) Fred Radcliffe (drums -1,3,4) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1943
1. LHS1Evil Gal BluesKeynote K605; Mercury 8043, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. LHS2I Know How To Do ItKeynote K606; Mercury 8043, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. LHS3Salty Papa BluesKeynote K606; Mercury 8044, MG 20247, MG 20788, C 30033x45, SR 61186, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. LHS4Homeward BoundKeynote K605; Mercury 8044, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury MG 20247   Dinah Washington - The Best In Blues
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 20788, SR 60788   Dinah Washington - Golden Hits, Vol. 1
* Mercury SR 61186   Various Artists - Original Golden Soul, Vol. 1
= Mercury SRM 2-600   Various Artists - Original Gold Soul - 21 All Time Soul Greats
* Mercury C 30033x45   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / Long John Blues
* Keynote K605   Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound
= Keynote K118   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8043   Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound
* Keynote K606   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / I Know How To Do It
= Keynote K118   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8044   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / I Know How To Do It

1944

"Little Jazz" And His Trumpet Ensemble

Roy Eldridge, Joe Thomas (trumpet) Emmett Berry, Jonny Guarnieri (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, January 24, 1944
HL5-1Don't Be That WayKeynote K607; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL6-1I Want To Be HappyKeynote K608; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL7-3Fiesta In BrassMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL7-4-Keynote K608; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL8-1St. Louis BluesMercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053, MG 36071; Mercury 71385x45, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL8-2-Keynote K607; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36071   Various Artists - Vol. 8 - The Jazz Giants - Drum Role
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* Mercury EP 1-3101   Roy Eldridge And His Trumpet Ensemble, Vol. 8
* EmArcy EP 1-6003   Roy Eldridge - Holiday In Trumpet
* Mercury 71385x45   Cozy Cole - St. Louis Blues / Father Co-Operates
* Keynote K607   Little Jazz - St. Louis Blues / Don't Be That Way
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz
* Keynote K608   Little Jazz - Fiesta In Brass / I Want To Be Happy
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz

Coleman Hawkins Quintet Featuring Teddy Wilson

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1944
KHL9-1I Only Have Eyes For YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL9-2--
KHL9-3-Keynote K609; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL10-1'S WonderfulMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL10-2-Keynote K609; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL11-1I'm In The Mood For LoveKeynote K610; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030, MG 36050; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL12-1"Bean" At The MetMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL12-2--
KHL12-3-Keynote K610; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030, MG 36050; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36050   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 1
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6030   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk
* Keynote K609   Coleman Hawkins - I Only Have Eyes For You / I Want To Be Happy
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson
* Keynote K610   Coleman Hawkins - I'm In The Mood For Love / "Bean" At The Met

Coleman Hawkins Quartet

Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 17, 1944
HL13Flame ThrowerKeynote K611; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL14ImaginationKeynote K612; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL15Night And DayKeynote K611; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL16Cattin' At KeynoteKeynote K612; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K611   Coleman Hawkins - Flame Thrower / Night And Day
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson
* Keynote K612   Coleman Hawkins - Imagination / Cattin' At Keynote
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson

Cozy Cole All Stars

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Earl Hines (piano) Teddy Waters (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 22, 1944
HLK17-1Blue MoonKeynote K1300; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK17-2-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK18-1Father Co-Operates-
HLK18-2--
HLK18-5--
HLK18-6-Keynote K1301; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037; Mercury 71385x45, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK19-1Just One More ChanceMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK19-2-Keynote K1300; EmArcy MG 26023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK20-1Thru' For The Night (aka Through For The Night)Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK20-2-Keynote K1301; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25018   Earl Hines And His All Stars
* EmArcy MG 26023   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6037   Earl Hines, Count Basie - The Earl And The Count
* Mercury 71385x45   Cozy Cole - St. Louis Blues / Father Co-Operates
* Keynote K1300   Cozy Cole - Blue Moon / Just One More Chance
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines
* Keynote K1301   Cozy Cole - Father Co-Operates / Through For The Night
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines

Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven

Buck Clayton (trumpet -1/5,7,8) Dicky Wells (trombone -1/5,7,8) Lester Young (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Rodney Richardson (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1944
1. HL21-1After Theatre JumpMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL21-2-Keynote K1302; Mercury 599, 1105, MG 25015; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6036, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL22-1Six Cats And A PrinceMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL22-2-Metronome (Swd) B 517; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
5. HL22-3-Keynote K1303; Mercury 600, 1106; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL23-1Lester Leaps Again (aka Lester Leaps In)Keynote K1302; Mercury 599, 1105, MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3097, MG 20167; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6036, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL24-1Destination K.C.Keynote K1303; EmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
8. HL24-2-Mercury 600, 1106, MG 25015, EP 1-3097; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26010, SRE 66010   Lester Young - Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's
* EmArcy MG 36048   Various Artists - Vol. 1 - The Jazz Giants
* Mercury MG 20167   Various Artists - Sweet And Solid
* Mercury MG 25015   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* EmArcy MG 26023   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6036   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6037   Earl Hines, Count Basie - The Earl And The Count
* Mercury EP 1-3046   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* Keynote K1302   Kansas City Seven - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps In
= Keynote K144   Count Basie
* Mercury 599   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps Again
* Mercury 1105   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps Again (aka Lester Leaps In)
* Metronome (Swd) B 517   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Six Cats And A Prince
* Keynote K1303   Kansas City Seven - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
= Keynote K144   Count Basie
* Mercury 600   Count Basie - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
* Mercury 1106   Count Basie - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
* Mercury EP 1-3097   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven (no details)

Charlie Shavers Quintet Featuring Earl Hines

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Tab Smith (alto sax) Earl Hines (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 22, 1944
HL25-2Mountain AirKeynote K1304; Mercury MG 25018, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-1Curry In A HurryMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-2-Keynote K1305; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-3-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL27-1Stardust-
HL27-2-Keynote K1305; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 36017; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL28-1RosettaMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL28-2--
HL28-3-Keynote K1304; Mercury MG 25018, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Mercury MG 25018   Earl Hines And His All Stars
* Keynote K1304   Charlie Shavers - Rosetta / Mountain Air
* Keynote K1305   Charlie Shavers - Stardust / Curry In A Hurry
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines

Coleman Hawkins And His Sax Ensemble

Tab Smith (alto sax, arranger) Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 24, 1944
HL29-1On The Sunny Side Of The StreetMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL29-2-Keynote K1308; Mercury 1109, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL30-1Three Little WordsKeynote K1316; Mercury 1110, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL31-1Battle Of The SaxesKeynote K1316; Mercury 1110, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023, DEM 2, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL32-1LouiseMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL32-2-Keynote K1308; Mercury 1109, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* EmArcy EP 1-6126   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Keynote K1308   Coleman Hawkins - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Louise
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
* Mercury 1109   Coleman Hawkins - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Louise
* Keynote K1316   Coleman Hawkins - Three Little Words / Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury 1110   Coleman Hawkins - Three Little Words / Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury EP 1-3104   Coleman Hawkins And His Sax Ensemble (no details)

Coleman Hawkins' All American Four

Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) John Kirby (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 29, 1944
HL33-1Make BelieveMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL33-2-Keynote K1317; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL34-1Don't Blame MeMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL34-2-Keynote K1320; Mercury 1111, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL35-1Just One Of Those ThingsKeynote K1317; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL36-1HallelujahKeynote K1320; Mercury 1111, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6029   Coleman Hawkins - The Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* Keynote K1317   Coleman Hawkins - Make Believe / Just One Of Those Things
* Keynote K1320   Coleman Hawkins - Don't Blame Me / Hallelujah
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
* Mercury 1111   Coleman Hawkins - Don't Blame Me / Hallelujah

Benny Morton Trombone Choir

Vic Dickenson, Bill Harris, Claude Jones, Benny Morton (trombone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Al Hall (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 30, 1944
HL37-1Where Or WhenMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL37-3-Keynote K1315; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL38-1LisaMercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL38-2-Keynote K1309; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL39-5Once In A WhileKeynote K1309; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL40-2Sliphorn OutingKeynote K1315; EmArcy MG 36038; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Mercury MG 25071   Various Artists - Trombone Time
* EmArcy MG 26019   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* Keynote K1315   Benny Morton - Sliphorn Outing / Where Or When
* Keynote K1309   Benny Morton - Liza / Once In A While

Rex Stewart's Big Eight

Rex Stewart (cornet) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Harry Carney (bass clarinet -1,2,6,7, baritone sax -3/5) Tab Smith (alto sax -1/5, clarinet -6,7) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Brick Fleagle (guitar, arranger) Sid Weiss (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, June 5, 1944
1. RX1-1The Little GooseMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. RX1-2-Keynote K1307; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. RX2-1I'm True To YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. RX2-2-Keynote K1306; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
5. RX3-1ZazaKeynote K1307; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. RX4-1Swamp MistMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. RX4-2-Keynote K1306; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K1307   Rex Stewart - The Little Goose / Zaza
= Keynote K149   Rex Stewart Orchestra
* Keynote K1306   Rex Stewart - I'm True To You / Swamp Mist
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
= Keynote K149   Rex Stewart Orchestra

The Keynoters

Jonah Jones, Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, June 8, 1944
HL41-1You're Driving Me CrazyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL41-2-Keynote K1313; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL42-1I'm In The Market For You-
HL43-4Blue LouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL43-5--
HL44-2I've Found A New Baby-
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K1313   The Keynoters - You're Driving Me Crazy / I'm In The Market For You

Pete Brown's All Star Quintet Featuring Kenny Kersey

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Pete Brown (alto sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, July 19, 1944
HL45-2It All Depends On YouKeynote K1312; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL46-2That's My Weakness NowMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL46-3-EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL47-1It's The Talk Of The TownMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL47-2-EmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6128; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL48-3I May Be WrongKeynote K1312
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy EP 1-6128   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Keynote K1312   Pete Brown - It All Depends On You / I May Be Wrong

Red Norvo All Star Sextet

Aaron Sachs (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Remo Palmieri (guitar) Slam Stewart (bass) Eddie Dell (drums)
NYC, July 27, 1944
HL49-1Subtle SextologyKeynote K1310; Mercury MG 25062, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL50-1Blues A La RedMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL50-3-Keynote K1319; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL51-1The Man I LoveKeynote K1314; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL52-1Seven Come ElevenMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL52-2-Keynote K1314; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25062   Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo - Improvisations
= EmArcy MG 26002   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Mercury EP 1-3105   Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson - Improvisations, Vol. 12
* Keynote K1310   Red Norvo - Subtle Sextology / Russian Lullaby
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1319   Red Norvo - I Got Rhythm / Blues A La Red
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1314   Red Norvo - Seven Come Eleven / The Man I Love
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations

Billy Taylor's Big Eight

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Brick Fleagle (guitar, arranger) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, August 1, 1944
CC1-3Passin' Me ByEmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6128; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC2-2Carney-Val In RhythmMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC2-3-Keynote K615; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC3-1Sam-PanMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC3-4--
CC4-1Night Wind-
CC4-2-Keynote K615; EmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6158, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* EmArcy EP 1-6128   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* EmArcy EP 1-6158   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Keynote K615   Billy Taylor - Night Wind / Carney-Val In Rhythm

The Emmett Berry Five

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Don Byas (tenor sax) Dave Rivera (piano) Milton Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 31, 1944
NSC1Sweet And LovelyNational 9001; EmArcy EP 1-6129, MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC2White Rose KickNational 9001; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC3My Deep Blue DreamNational 9002; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC4Byas'd Opinion-
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Savoy SJL 2213   Don Byas - Savoy Jam Party
* EmArcy EP 1-6129   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* National 9001   Emmett Berry - Sweet And Lovely / White Rose Kick
* National 9002   Emmett Berry - My Deep Blue Dream / Byas'd Opinion

Jonah Jones And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone, vibes) Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Buster Harding (piano, arranger) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1944
HL53-2Lust For LicksKeynote K614; Mercury MG 25074; EmArcy EP 1-6022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL54-3Just Likes A ButterflyKeynote K614; Mercury MG 25074, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL55-1B.H. BoogieMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL56-1Twelfth Street Rag-
HL56-2--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* EmArcy EP 1-6022   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Keynote K614   Jonah Jones - Just Like A Butterfly / Lust For Licks

George Hartman And His Orchestra

George Hartman (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Leonard "Bujie" Centobie (clarinet) Frankie Froeba (piano) Jack Lesberg (bass) George Wettling (drums)
NYC, September 27, 1944
HL57-4HindustanKeynote K627; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL58-2AlwaysKeynote K613; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL59-2The Darktown Strutters' Ball-
HL60-1AngryKeynote K627; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36022   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders, George Hartman And His Orchestra - New Orleans Express
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K627   George Hartman - Angry / Hindustan
* Keynote K613   George Hartman - Always / Darktown Strutters' Ball

Red Norvo's All Star Septet

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Red Norvo (xylophone -1,2,6/8, vibes -3/5) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Specs Powell (drums) Johnny Thompson (arranger)
NYC, October 10, 1944
1. HL61-1Russian LullabyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL61-2-Keynote K1310; Mercury MG 25062, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL62-1I Got RhythmMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL62-2--
5. HL62-3-Keynote K1319; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL63-1Sing Something SimpleMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL63-2--
8. HL63-3--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25062   Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo - Improvisations
= EmArcy MG 26002   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Mercury EP 1-3105   Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson - Improvisations, Vol. 12
* Keynote K1310   Red Norvo - Subtle Sextology / Russian Lullaby
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1319   Red Norvo - I Got Rhythm / Blues A La Red
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations

The Hank D'Amico Sextette

Frank Newton (trumpet) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Don Byas (tenor sax) Dave Rivera (piano) Sid Weiss (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, October 10, 1944
NSC9Hank's PranksNational 9047; Savoy SJL 2224
NSC10Juke Box Judy-
NSC11Shy Little Witch From GreenwichNational 9004; Savoy SJL 2224
NSC12Gone At DawnNational 9003; EmArcy MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2224
* Savoy SJL 2224   Various Artists - An Anthology - The Changing Face Of Harlem, Vol. 2
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* National 9047   Hank D'Amico - Juke Box Judy / Hank's Pranks
* National 9004   Warren Evans - I'm Lost / Hank D'Amico - Shy Little Witch From Greenwich
* National 9003   Warren Evans - I Wonder / Hank D'Amico - Gone At Dawn

Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1944
HL64-1I'm YoursMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL64-2--
HL64-3-EmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL65-1Under A Blanket Of BlueKeynote K655; Mercury 1098, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6042, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-1Beyond The Blue HorizonMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-2-EmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-3-Keynote K622; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL67-1A Shanty In Old Shanty TownMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL67-2--
HL67-4-Keynote K622; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26011, SRE 66011   Coleman Hawkins And The Trumpet Kings
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6042   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6029   Coleman Hawkins - The Bean
* Keynote K655   Coleman Hawkins - Under A Blanket Of Blue / Herbie Haymer - China Boy
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1098   Coleman Hawkins - Under A Blanket Of Blue / Herbie Haymer - China Boy
* Keynote K622   Coleman Hawkins - Beyond The Blue Horizon / A Shanty In Old Shanty Town

Charlie Shavers' All American Five

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, October 18, 1944
HL68-1My ManMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL68-2-Keynote K619; Mercury MG 25074; EmArcy EP 1-6022, MG 36053, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL69-1El Salon De Gutbucket-
HL69-2-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL70-1Embraceable YouEmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL71-1UndecidedMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL71-2--
HL71-3--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* EmArcy MGE 26011, SRE 66011   Coleman Hawkins And The Trumpet Kings
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* EmArcy EP 1-6022   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Keynote K619   Charlie Shavers - My Man / El Salon De Gutbucket
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz

George Wetling's New Yorkers

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals -1,2,6,7, trombone -3/5,8) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Herman Chittison (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) George Wetling (drums)
NYC, December 12, 1944
1. HL72-2HomeKeynote K1311; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL72-4-Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL73-1Too Marvelous For WordsMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL73-2--
5. HL73-3-Keynote K1311; EmArcy MG 26019, EP 1-6033, MG 36038, EP 1-6131, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL74-1You Brought A New Kind Of LoveMercury MG 25071, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL74-2-Keynote K1318; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
8. HL75-1Somebody Loves MeKeynote K1318; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019, EP 1-6033, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Mercury MG 25071   Various Artists - Trombone Time
* EmArcy MG 26019   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* EmArcy EP 1-6033   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* EmArcy EP 1-6131   Various Artists - Boning Up On 'Bones
* Keynote K1311   George Wetlling - Home / Too Marvelous For Words
* Keynote K1318   George Wettling - Somebody Loves Me / You Brought A New Kind Of Love