Mercury Records Discography: 1945

1945 (establish)

Chubby Jackson And His Orchestra

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Dave Tough (drums)
NYC, January 10, 1945
HL76Northwest PassageKeynote K616; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL77Cryin' Sands-
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K616   Chubby Jackson - Northwest Passage / Cryin' Sands
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Mercury EP 1-3099   Chubby Jackson And His Orchestra (no details)

Cozy Cole And His Orchestra

Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Vernon Brown (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet) Don Byas (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 2, 1945
HL78-2Lover Come Back To MeMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL79-2Smiles-
HL80-2All Of Me-
HL81-3They Didn't Believe MeKeynote K656; Mercury 1099, MG 20016, MG 25013; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury MG 25013   Edmond O'Brien - My Beloved
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* Keynote K656   Cozy Cole, Ted Nash - They Didn't Believe Me / Wick's Kicks
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1099   Cozy Cole - They Didn't Believe Me / Wick's Kicks

Joe Turner With Pete Johnson's All Stars

Frank Newton (trumpet) Don Byas (tenor sax) Pete Johnson (piano) Leonard Ware (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Doc West (drums) Joe Turner (vocals)
NYC, February 2, 1945
NSC33S.K. Blues, Part 1National 9010; EmArcy MG 36014; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
NSC34S.K. Blues, Part 2-
NSC35Johnson And Turner BluesNational 9011; EmArcy MG 36014, DEM 2; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
-Johnson And Turner Blues (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2223
NSC36Watch That JiveNational 9011; EmArcy MG 36014; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
* EmArcy MG 36014   Joe Turner And Pete Johnson
* Savoy MG 14016   Joe Turner - Careless Love
* Savoy SJL 2223   Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll, Vol. 2
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* National 9010   Joe Turner - S.K. Blues, Part 1 & 2
* National 9011   Joe Turner - Watch That Jive / Johnson And Turner Blues

Barney Bigard Quintet

Joe Thomas (trumpet) Barney Bigard (clarinet) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 5, 1945
HL82-1Rose RoomKeynote K617; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL83-2BojanglesMercury (E) SMWL 21023, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL84-4CoquetteKeynote K617; Mercury MG 25068, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL85-2BorobudorMercury (E) SMWL 21023, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25068   Bernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri - Piano Contrasts
= EmArcy MG 26018   Johnny Guarnieri, Bernie Leighton - Piano Stylings
* Keynote K617   Barney Bigard - Rose Room / Coquette
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri
* Mercury (E) SMWL 21023   Barney Bigard Quintet (no details)

Bill Harris And His Septet

Pete Candoli (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Alvin Burroughs (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 5, 1945
D5CB321-1Cross CountryKeynote K618; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB322-1Characteristically, B.H.Keynote K626; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB323-1Mean To MeKeynote K618; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099; EmArcy MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB324-1She's Funny That WayKeynote K626; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K618   Bill Harris - Mean To Me / Cross Country
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Keynote K626   Bill Harris - She's Funny That Way / Characteristically B.H.
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Mercury EP 1-3099   Bill Harris And His Septet (no details)

Albinia Jones With Don Byas' Swing Seven

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Gene Sedric (clarinet) Sammy Price (alto sax) Don Byas (tenor sax) Leonard Ware (guitar) Oscar Smith (bass) Doc West (drums) Albinia Jones (vocals)
NYC, April 14, 1945
NSC49Evil Gal BluesNational 9012; EmArcy MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2233
NSC50Salty Papa BluesNational 9013; Savoy SJL 2233
NSC51Albinia's Blues-
NSC52Don't You Wear No BlackNational 9012; Savoy SJL 2233
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* National 9012   Albinia Jones - Evil Gal Blues / Don't You Wear No Black
* National 9013   Albinia Jones - Salty Papa Blues / Albinia's Blues

Willie Smith And His Orchestra

Billy May (trumpet, arranger) Murray McEachern (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Les Paul (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) Nick Fatool (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1945
HL90-2September In The RainKeynote K620; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL91-5You Ought To Be In PicturesKeynote K143; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL92-2Moten SwingMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL92-5-Keynote K143; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL93-2Willow Weep For Me (as Willie Weep For Me)Keynote K620; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25075   Alto Sax Artistry Featuring Willie Smith
* EmArcy MG 26000   Willie Smith And His Friends - Relaxing After Hours
* EmArcy EP 1-6008   Willie Smith - Moten Swing
* Keynote K143   Willie Smith Orchestra
* Keynote K620   Willie Smith - September In The Rain / Willie Weep For Me

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover BluesNational 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3A Cottage For SaleNational 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A RiffNational 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 - Young Dex 1944-1946
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* National 9015   Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)
* National 9014   Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff / A Cottage For Sale

Corky Corcoran And His Orchestra Featuring Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Willie Smith (alto sax) Corky Corcoran (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Allan Reuss (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) Nick Fatool (drums) Johnny Thompson (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 1945
HL94-3What Is This Thing Called LoveKeynote K621; Mercury 1108, MG 25075, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL95-3Minor BluesKeynote K621; Mercury 1108, MG 25075; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL96-2You Know ItMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL96-5-Keynote K654; Mercury 1097, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6042; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL97-3Lullaby Of The LeavesEmArcy MG 36023, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury MG 25075   Alto Sax Artistry Featuring Willie Smith
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6042   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6126   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Keynote K621   Corky Corcoran - What Is This Thing Called Love / Minor Blues
* Mercury 1108   Corky Corcoran, Emmett Berry - What Is This Thing Called Love / Minor Blues
* Keynote K654   Corky Corcoran, Babe Russin - You Know It / 5054 Whitsett
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1097   Corky Corcoran, Emmett Berry - You Know It / Whitsett (aka 5054 Whitsett)

Teddy Bunn's Teddy Bears

Peanuts Holland (trumpet) Herbie Haymer (tenor sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Teddy Bunn (guitar) Charlie Drayton (bass) Rollie Culver (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 29, 1945
SundayKeynote unissued
I Wished On The Moon-
After You've Gone-

Milt Hinton And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone -1,3,4, vibes -2) Al Gibson (clarinet) Dave Rivera (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, July 6, 1945
1. HL101-1Broadway HoldoverMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL102-2Bass Pandemonium-
3. HL103-2EverywhereKeynote K639; EmArcy MG 36038; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL104-3Beefsteak CharlieKeynote K639; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Keynote K639   Milt Hinton - Everywhere / Beefsteak Charlie

Charlie Ventura Sextet

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Billy Rowland (piano) Ed Yance (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1945
NSC445 | T15Let's Jump For RitaEmArcy EP 1-6133, MG 36015; Regent MG 6064
NSC446 | T14Tammy's DreamEmArcy MG 36017; Regent MG 6064
NSC447 | T13C.V. Jam (Sweet Georgia Brown)EmArcy EP 1-6133, MG 36015; Regent MG 6064
NSC448 | T12Out You GoEmArcy MG 36023; Regent MG 6064
* EmArcy MG 36015; Universal (J) UCCM-9118   Charlie Ventura - Jumping With Ventura
* Regent MG 6064; Savoy MG 12202   Charlie Ventura, Kai Winding - East Of Suez
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* EmArcy EP 1-6133   Charlie Ventura - Jumping With Ventura

J.C. Heard Quintet

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1945
HL105-3Why Do I Love YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL105-4-Keynote K682; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL106-4All My LifeKeynote K623; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL107-1Groovin' With J.C.Keynote K623; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL108What's The Use-
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury MG 25068   Bernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri - Piano Contrasts
= EmArcy MG 26018   Johnny Guarnieri, Bernie Leighton - Piano Stylings
* Keynote K682   J.C. Heard - What's The Use / Why Do I Love You
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri
* Keynote K623   J.C. Heard - All My Life / Groovin' With J.C.
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri

Jonah Jones And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones (trumpet) Hilton Jefferson (alto sax) Joe Thomas (tenor sax) Buster Harding (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, circa August, 1945
HL109-2Poor JohnMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL110-1Trumpet InterludeEmArcy MG 36017; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL111Little Sir EchoMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL112-1Exactly Like YouEmArcy MG 36023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes

Four Jumps Of Jive

Bernardo Dennis, Ellis Hunter (guitar) Willie Dixon (bass) Gene "Jimmy" Gilmore (vocals, piano)
Chicago, IL, September 12, 1945
101Satchel Mouth BabyMercury 2001
102It's Just The BluesMercury 2001, 314 528 292-2
103Boo Boo Fine JellyMercury 2015
104Streamline Woman Blues-
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2001   Four Jumps Of Jive - Satchel Mouth Baby / It's Just The Blues
* Mercury 2015   Four Jumps Of Jive - Boo Boo Fine Jelly / Streamline Woman Blues

Bill Samuels And The Cats 'N Jammers Three

Bill Samuels (piano, vocals) Adam Lamberts (guitar) Sylvester Hicks (bass) Hillard Brown (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1945
109-5I Cover The WaterfrontMercury 2003
110-4Jockey BluesMercury 2003, 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2003, 70205, 70205x45   Bill Samuels And The Cats 'N Jammers Three - I Cover The Waterfront / Jockey Blues

Sippie Wallace And Albert Ammons' Rhythm Kings

Artie Starks (clarinet, tenor sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Lonnie Johnson (guitar) John Lindsay (bass) Tommy Taylor (drums) Sippie Wallace (vocals -2,3)
Chicago, IL, September 25, 1945
1. 117-4Bedroom BluesMercury 2010, 314 528 292-2
2. 118Suitcase BluesMercury 2016
3. 119Deep Water Blues-
4. 121-5Buzz MeMercury 2010, 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2010   Sippie Wallace, Albert Ammons - Bedroom Blues / Buzz Me
* Mercury 2016   Albert Ammons - Suitcase Blues / Deep Water Blues

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue DreamNational 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62Prisoner Of LoveNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63A Penny For Your ThoughtsRegent MG 6052
NSC64It Ain't Like ThatNational 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House

Irving Fazola's Dixielanders

Tony Dalmado (trumpet) Julian Lane (trombone) Irving Fazola (clarinet) Steve Giarratano (tenor sax) Pete Laudeman (piano) Bunny Franks (bass) Charlie Duke (drums)
New Orleans, LA, October 19, 1945
HL1001Someday SweetheartKeynote K658; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1002The Isle Of CapriKeynote K660; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022, EP 1-6127; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1003When Your Lover Has GoneKeynote K660; Mercury A 53, MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1004With You Anywhere You AreKeynote K659; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022, EP 1-6127; 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
* Mercury MG 25016   Irving Fazola And His Dixielanders
* EmArcy EP 1-6127   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders, George Harman And His Orchestra - New Orleans Express
* Mercury EP 1-3173   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Mercury A 53, A 53x45   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Keynote K658   Irving Fazola - Someday Sweetheart / Jazz Me Blues
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K660   Irving Fazola - Isle Of Capri / When Your Lover Has Gone
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K659   Irving Fazola - With You, Anywhere You Are / Mostly Faz
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders

Irving Fazola's Dixielanders

Tony Dalmado (trumpet) Julian Lane (trombone) Irving Fazola (clarinet) Steve Giarratano (tenor sax) Pete Laudeman (piano) Bunny Franks (bass) Charlie Duke (drums): same personnel
New Orleans, LA, October 24, 1945
HL1005Sweet LorraineKeynote K624; Mercury MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1006Mostly FazKeynote K624; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1007Clarinet MarmaladeKeynote K659; Mercury MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1008Jazz Me BluesKeynote K658; Mercury A 53, MG 25016, EP 1-3173; 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
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* Mercury MG 25016   Irving Fazola And His Dixielanders
* Mercury EP 1-3173   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Mercury A 53, A 53x45   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Keynote K624   Irving Fazola - Sweet Loraine / Clarinet Marmalade
* Keynote K659   Irving Fazola - With You, Anywhere You Are / Mostly Faz
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K658   Irving Fazola - Someday Sweetheart / Jazz Me Blues
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For LoveNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70You Call It MadnessNational 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71All I Sing Is BluesNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72Long, Long JourneyNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9016   Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey / I'm In The Mood For Love
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues

Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Vermon Brown (trombone) Ernie Caceres (clarinet) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Gene Schroeder (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) George Wettling (drums)
NYC, November 15, 1945
KTS4-1Town Hall BluesMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KTS4-2-Keynote K638; EmArcy MG 36017, EP 1-6129; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy EP 1-6129   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Keynote K638   Bud Freeman - Town Hall Blues / Inside On The South Side
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Chubby Jackson's Rhythm

Tony Aless (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC, November 29, 1945
HL113-1Head QuartersKeynote K625; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL114-2Head HuntersMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL114-3-EmArcy MG 36016; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL115-3Sam's CaravanKeynote K625; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL116-1Two Heads Are Better Than OneMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL116-2-EmArcy MG 36016; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K625   Chubby Jackson - Head Quarters / Sam's Caravan

June Richmond With Sonny Thompson Sextet

unknown (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) unknown (tenor sax) Sonny Thompson (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) June Richmond (vocals)
Chicago, IL, November, 1945
111Hey Lawdy MamaMercury 2011
112I Haven't Changed A ThingMercury 2004
113If I Could Be With YouMercury 2011
114After You've GoneMercury 2004
* Mercury 2011   June Richmond - Hey Lawdy Mama / If I Could Be With You
* Mercury 2004   June Richmond - I Haven't Changed A Thing / After You've Gone

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson And His Orchestra

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 Carmen, Lee Pop (tenor sax) Greely Walton (baritone sax) Earl Van Riper (piano) Leonard "Heavy" Swain (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, late 1945
hu446Mr. Cleanhead Steps OutMercury 2031
hu447It's A Groovy AffairMercury 2030
hu448I've Been So Good-
hu449Juicy Head BabyMercury 2031
* Mercury 2031   Eddie Vinson - Mr. Cleanhead Steps Out / Juicy Head Baby
* Mercury 2030   Eddie Vinson - It's A Groovy Affair / I've Been So Good

Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra

Wild Bill Davison (cornet -4/6) Peanuts Hucko (clarinet -2,4/6) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Carmen Mastren (guitar) Sid Weiss (bass) George Wettling (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1945
1. KBF1Tea For TwoKeynote K636; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. KBF2Honeysuckle RoseKeynote K637; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. KBF3Room With A ViewEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. KBF4You Took Advantage Of Me-
5. KBF5Sentimental BabyKeynote K637; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. KBF6You're My EverythingEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36013   Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra - Midnight At Eddie Condon's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25158   George Barnes, Bud Freeman - Jazz Vignettes
* Keynote K636   Bud Freeman - Tea For Two / Midnite At Eddie Condon's
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra
* Keynote K637   Bud Freeman - Honeysuckle Rose / Sentimental Baby
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Erroll Garner Solo

Erroll Garner (piano)
NYC, December 5, 1945
157All The Things You AreMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
158-3Embraceable YouMercury 1001, MG 25117, MG 20009
159-2I've Got You Under My SkinMercury 1003, A 159x45, MG 20009, MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy EP 1-6073
160-2AlwaysMercury 1002, MG 20009, MG 25117
161My Heart Stood StillMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
162-1Sometimes I'm HappyMercury 1002, MG 20009, MG 25117
163-2Lover Come Back To MeMercury 1001, MG 20009, MG 25117
164-1I Can't Get Started With YouMercury 1003, MG 20009, MG 25117
165-2SymphonyMercury 2040, (J) SNP 131
166-2Bouncing With MeMercury 2040, 1414x45, MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy MG 36049
167High OctaneMercury MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy EP 1-6073
168From C To CMercury 1545x45, MG 25157
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Mercury MG 20009   Errol Garner - At The Piano
* Mercury (J) SNP 131   Various Artists - V.S.O.P. Album II
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury MG 25117   Erroll Garner - At The Piano
* Mercury MG 25157; EmArcy MG 26042   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* EmArcy EP 1-6073   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* Mercury A 159x45   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* Mercury 1414x45   Erroll Garner - Bouncing With Me / ???
* Mercury 1545x45   Erroll Garner - From C To C / ???
* Mercury 1001, 1001x45   Erroll Garner - Embraceable You / Lover Come Back To Me
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 1003, 1003x45   Erroll Garner - I've Got You Under My Skin / I Can't Get Started With You
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 1002, 1002x45   Erroll Garner - Always / Sometimes I'm Happy
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 2040   Erroll Garner - Symphony / Bouncing With Me
* Mercury EP 1-3168   Erroll Garner Solo (no details)

Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra

Charlie Shavers (trumpet -2/6) Vernon Brown (trombone -2/6) Ed Hall (clarinet) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Gene Schroeder (piano) Bob Casey (bass -1,3,6) John Simmons (bass -2,4,5) Dave Tough (drums)
NYC, December 10, 1945
1. KBF7Blue RoomEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. KBF8Time On My Hands-
3. KBF9I've Found A New Baby-
4. KBF10Royal Garden Blues-
5. KBF11Midnite At Eddie Condon's (aka Midnight At Eddie Condon's)Keynote K636; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. KBF12Inside On The SouthsideKeynote K638; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36013   Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra - Midnight At Eddie Condon's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* Mercury MG 25158   George Barnes, Bud Freeman - Jazz Vignettes
* Keynote K636   Bud Freeman - Tea For Two / Midnite At Eddie Condon's
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra
* Keynote K638   Bud Freeman - Town Hall Blues / Inside On The South Side
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson And His Orchestra

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 BluesMercury 8003, 314 528 292-2
174-2Somebody's Got To Go-
175Too Many Women BluesMercury 8009, 314 528 292-2
176Just A Dream-
177I Like To Be Home BluesMercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 8003   Eddie Vinson - Cherry Red Blues / Somebody's Got To Go
* Mercury 8009   Eddie Vinson - Too Many Women Blues / Just A Dream

T-Bone Walker With Marl Young's Orchestra

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 MeMercury 8016; Old Swing Master 11; Mercury 314 528 292-2
410-2Come Back To Me BabyMercury 8016, 314 528 292-2
411She Is Going To Ruin MeOld Swing Master 11; Mercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 8016   T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me / Come Back To Me Baby
* Old Swing Master 11   T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me / She Is Going To Ruin Me

Karl Jones With Bob Schaffner And His Harlem Hot Shots

Bob Schaffner (trumpet) unknown (alto sax) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Karl Jones (vocals)
1945
105MitzyMercury 2002
106Trouble In Mind-
* Mercury 2002   Karl Jones - Mitzy / Trouble In Mind