Mercury Records Discography: 1948

1948

Albert Ammons

Orlando Randolph (trumpet) Riley Hampton (alto sax) Albert Ammons (piano) Israel Crosby (bass) Jump Jackson (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1948
1611-1Ammons StompMercury 8075
1611-2Ammons Stomp (alternate take)Mercury 8075 (alt.)
1612-1Baltimore BreakdownMercury 8100
1613-1When You And I Were Young, MaggieMercury 8242
1614-1The ClipperMercury 8075
1614-2The Clipper (alternate take)Mercury 8075 (alt.)
* Mercury 8075   Albert Ammons - Ammons Stomp / The Clipper
* Mercury 8075 (alt.)   Albert Ammons - Ammons Stomp / The Clipper (some pressings)
* Mercury 8100   Albert Ammons - Baltimore Breakdown / In A Little Spanish Town
* Mercury 8242   Albert Ammons - Rhythm Boogie / When You And I Were Young, Maggie

Dinah Washington

unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unknown (vocal group)
NYC?, June 3 & 8, 1948
1824In The RainMercury 8094, (J) 18PJ-10052/54
1825-2I Sold My Heart To The JunkmanMercury 8095, MG 20585; Wing MGW 12223-W
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10052/54   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 1 - 1946-1949
* Mercury MG 20585   Dinah Washington - Dinah Might Blues (not released)
* Wing MGW 12223-W, SRW 16223-W   Dinah Washington Sings
* Mercury 8094   Dinah Washington - Tell Me So / In The Rain
* Mercury 8095   Dinah Washington - Am I Asking Too Much / I Sold My Heart To The Junkman

Dinah Washington

unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC, July 1, 1948
1785-1Long John BluesMercury 8148, EP 1-3207, MG 20247, MG 20650, C 30033x45; EmArcy 814 184-1; Mercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury MG 20247   Dinah Washington - The Best In Blues
* Mercury MG 20650   Dinah Washington - Dinah Uncensored (not released)
* EmArcy 814 184-1   Dinah Washington - A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury EP 1-3207   Dinah Washington - The Blues
* Mercury C 30033x45   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / Long John Blues
* Mercury 8148   Dinah Washington - Long John Blues / Baby-Get Lost

Dinah Washington With Mitch Miller Orchestra

Mitch Miller (oboe, arranger) unknown (clarinet) unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
NYC?, August 25, 1948
1948-2I'll WaitMercury 8107, (J) 18PJ-10052/54
1950-2It's Too Soon To KnowMercury 8107, MG 20579, (J) 18PJ-10052/54
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10052/54   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 1 - 1946-1949
* Mercury MG 20579   Dinah Washington - It's Dinah In Bluesville! (not released)
* Mercury 8107   Dinah Washington - I'll Wait / It's Too Soon To Know

Dinah Washington With possibly Cootie Williams Orchestra

possibly Cootie Williams (trumpet, leader) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC?, fall 1948
2083Why Can't You BehaveMercury 8114, 5521x45, EP 1-3042, MG 25002, MG 20585; Wing MGW 12223-W
2084It's FunnyMercury 8114, MG 20585, (J) 18PJ-10052/54
* Mercury MG 20585   Dinah Washington - Dinah Might Blues (not released)
* Wing MGW 12223-W, SRW 16223-W   Dinah Washington Sings
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10052/54   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 1 - 1946-1949
* Mercury MG 25002   Various Artists - 9 Song Hits From Kiss Me Kate - South Pacific
* Mercury 8114   Dinah Washington - Why Can't You Behave / It's Funny
* Mercury 5521x45, EP 1-3042   Dinah Washington With possibly Cootie Williams Orchestra (no details)

Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys

Joe Shoemate (fiddle -3,4) Lester Flatt (guitar, vocals) Earl Scruggs (guitar, vocals -1,2, banjo -3,4) Mac Wiseman (guitar, vocals -1/3, guitar -4) Howard Watts (bass)
WROL Studio, Knoxville, TN, fall 1948
1. 2031God Loves His ChildrenMercury 6161, 70064, MG 20358
2. 2032I'm Going To Make Heaven My HomeMercury 6161, MG 20542
3. 2033We'll Meet Again SweetheartMercury 6181, MG 20350, MG 20358
4. 2034My Cabin In CarolineMercury 6181, 72739, MG 20358, MG 20773, MG 20857, SR 61162
* Mercury MG 20358   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - Country Music
* Mercury MG 20542   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs With The Foggy Mountain Boys
* Mercury MG 20350   Opry Stars - Country Music Jamboree
* Mercury MG 20773, SR 60773   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - The Original Sound
* Mercury MG 20857, SR 60857   Various Artists - Hootenanny Bluegrass Style
* Mercury SR 61162   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - Original Theme From Bonnie And Clyde
* Mercury 6161   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - God Loves His Children / I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home
* Mercury 70064, 70064x45   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - God Loves His Children / Back To The Cross
* Mercury 6181   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / My Cabin In Caroline
* Mercury 72739   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys (no details)

Jackie And Roy / Charlie Ventura Septet

Norman Faye (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Charlie Ventura (tenor, baritone sax) Ben Ventura (baritone sax) Roy Kral (piano, vocals) Gus Cole (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Jackie Cain (vocals)
Chicago, IL, October, 1948
C-113 | NSC380If I Had YouNational 9055; EmArcy EP 1-6047, MG 26028; Regent MG 6057
C-115 | NSC381EuphoriaNational 9055; EmArcy EP 1-6046, MG 26028; Regent MG 6057
NSC382Lonely WomanRegent MG 6057
NSC383F.Y.I.National 9087; EmArcy EP 1-6046, MG 26028; Regent MG 6057
NSC384Oh, Lady Be GoodEmArcy MG 36015; Regent MG 6057
NSC385Deed I DoNational 9077; Regent MG 6057
NSC386Sweet Georgia BrownTrip Jazz TLX-5536
NSC387Taking A Chance On LoveNational unissued
NSC388Pina ColadaNational 9066; Regent MG 6057
NSC389I'm Forever Blowing BubblesNational 9057; EmArcy EP 1-6047, MG 26028; Regent MG 6057
NSC390Gone With The WindEmArcy EP 1-6046, MG 26028; Regent MG 6057
NSC391Once In A WhileRegent MG 6057
* Regent MG 6057; Savoy MG 12198   Jackie And Roy
* EmArcy MG 36015; Universal (J) UCCM-9118   Charlie Ventura - Jumping With Ventura
* EmArcy MG 26028   Charlie Ventura - F.Y.I.
* EmArcy EP 1-6047   Charlie Ventura - Ventura's Venture
* EmArcy EP 1-6046   Charlie Ventura - F.Y.I.
* National 9055   Charlie Ventura - Euphoria / If I Had You
* National 9087   Charlie Ventura - The A.M.-P.M. Song / F.Y.I.
* National 9077   Charlie Ventura - Pennies From Heaven / Jackie And Roy - Deed I Do
* National 9066   Charlie Ventura - Stop And Go / Jackie And Roy - Pina Colada
* National 9057   Charlie Ventura - Baby, Baby All The Time / I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
* Trip Jazz TLX-5536   Jackie And Roy / Charlie Ventura Septet (no details)

Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine (vocals) overdubbed on studio band
November, 1948
NSC404I Surrender, DearNational 9115; EmArcy EP 1-6114, MG 36010; Regent MG 6052
NSC405Memories Of YouEmArcy EP 1-6114, MG 36010; Regent MG 6052
NSC406Our LoveNational 9115; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6052
NSC407There Are Such ThingsNational 9096; EmArcy EP 1-6114, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054
NSC408Say It Isn't SoNational 9061; EmArcy EP 1-6114, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054
NSC409I Do, Do YouNational 9086; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC410BluesNational 9076; EmArcy MG 36029
NSC411May IRegent MG 6052
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6114   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9115   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear / Our Love
* National 9096   Billy Eckstine - What's New / There Are Such Things
* National 9061   Billy Eckstine - Without A Song / Say It Isn't So
* National 9086   Billy Eckstine - Solitude / I Do, Do You
* National 9076   Billy Eckstine - I Only Have Eyes For You / Blues

The Ravens

Howard Biggs (piano, arranger) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Maithe Marshall (lead tenor vocals) Leonard Puzey (2nd tenor vocals) Richard Cannon (baritone vocals) Jimmy Ricks (bass vocals)
Chicago, IL, December, 1948
SP118 | STR70124Silent NightNational 9062; Savoy SJL 2227
SP119 | STR70123White Christmas-
* Savoy SJL 2227   Various Artists - The Ravens - The Greatest Group Of Them All - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll, Vol. 3
* National 9062   The Ravens - Silent Night / White Christmas
= Mercury 70505; Savoy 1540   The Ravens - White Christmas / Silent Night

Machito And His Orchestra

Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Mario Bauza (trumpet, arranger) Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano, arranger) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Graciela (claves -1,2,5,6, claves, vocals -3,4) Machito (director, maracas, vocals -1,5, director, maracas -2/4,6) John Bartee, Chico O'Farrill (arranger)
NYC, 1948
1. 3194Barbara Batibiri (as Babarabatiri)Mercury 5588, 597x45; Pablo 2625-712
2. 3195Vaya! Vaya! (as Vaya Nina)Mercury 5408, 596x45; Pablo 2625-712
3. 3196Finaliza Un Amor-
4. 3197Vive Como YoMercury 5398, 598x45; Pablo 2625-712
5. 3198Tumba El Quinto-
6. 3199BabaluMercury 597x45; Pablo 2625-712
* Pablo 2625-712, PACD-2625-712-2   Machito And His Afro Cuban Salseros - Mucho Macho
* Mercury 597x45   Machito - Barbara Batibiri / Babalu
= Mercury A 1018x45   Machito
* Mercury 596x45   Machito - Vaya! Vaya! / Finaliza Un Amor
= Mercury A 1018x45   Machito
* Mercury 598x45   Machito - Vive Como Yo / Tumba El Quinto
= Mercury A 1018x45   Machito
* Mercury 5588   Machito - Hall Of The Mambo King / Barbara Batibiri
* Mercury 5408, 5408x45   Machito - Vaya! Vaya! / Finaliza Un Amor
* Mercury 5398, 5398x45   Machito - Vive Como Yo / Tumba El Quinto

Machito And His Afro-Cubans

Frank Davila, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Mario Bauza (trumpet, oboe) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Graciela Perez (vocals) Machito (leader, maracas, claves, vocals)
NYC, 1948-1949
2463Jungle DrumsMercury 5304, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2464Asia MinorMercury 5256, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2465Un Poquito De Tu Amor-
2466Liorra Timbero (as Llora Timbero)Mercury 5304, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2793El SoponMercury 5443, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2794-1Gone CityMercury 5352, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2795Desert Dance (aka Cleopatra Rumba)Mercury 5443, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
2796-1U-Bla-Ba-DuMercury 5352, MG 25009; Pablo 2625-712
* Pablo 2625-712, PACD-2625-712-2   Machito And His Afro Cuban Salseros - Mucho Macho
* Mercury MG 25009   Machito - Latin-American Rhythms
* Mercury 5304   Machito - Jungle Drums / Llora Timbero
* Mercury 5256   Machito - Un Poquito De Tu Amor / Asia Minor
* Mercury 5443   Machito - El Sopon / Cleopatra Rhumba
* Mercury 5352   Machito - Gone City / U-Bla-Ba-Du