Mercury Records Discography: 1950

1950 (5th anniversary)

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
January, 1950
3132The Cry Of The Wild GooseMercury 5363, MG 25027, MG 20069, MG 20587
3133Black LaceMercury 5363, MG 25026, MG 20083
* Mercury MG 20069   Songs By Frankie Laine
* Mercury MG 20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG 25027   Frankie Laine
* Mercury MG 25026   Frankie Laine - ???
* Mercury 5363   Frankie Laine - The Cry Of The Wild Goose / Black Lace
* Mercury MG 20587   Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra (no details)

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

unknown (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra and vocal group
NYC, February 7, 1950
3130-1Journey's EndMercury 8169, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1949-1952
* Mercury 8169   Dinah Washington - Journey's End / ???

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

Teddy Stewart (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, February 27, 1950
3182-3It Isn't FairMercury 8187, 8194x45, MG 25060, EP 1-3023, MG 20119
3183-5My Kind Of ManMercury 8194, 8206, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3184-2If I Loved YouMercury 8206, 1343x45, MG 25138, MG 20119
3185-2Why Don't You Think Things OverMercury 8192, MG 25060, MG 20120
* Mercury MG 20119   Dinah Washington - Music For A First Love
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1949-1952
* Mercury MG 20120   Dinah Washington - Music For Late Hours
* Mercury MG 25060   Dinah Washington
* Mercury MG 25138   Dynamic Dinah! - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury EP 1-3023   Presenting Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1343x45   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / If I Loved You
= Mercury A 135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8194   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / I Wanna Be Loved
* Mercury 8206   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / If I Loved You
* Mercury 8192   Dinah Washington - How Deep Is The Ocean / Why Don't You Think Things Over
* Mercury 8187, 8194x45   Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra (no details)

Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) George Brunis (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Sid Catlett (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3373Dixie FlyerMercury 5424, MG 25095, MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055
3374Lazy Piano Man-
3375Sweet Georgia BrownMercury 5460, MG 25095, MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055
3376Feather Brain-
* Mercury MG 20171; Wing MGW 12165   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* EmArcy MG 36055   Various Artists - Vol. 7 - The Jazz Giants - Dixieland
* Mercury MG 25095; EmArcy MG 26011   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* Mercury 5424   Muggsy Spanier - Dixie Flyer / Lazy Piano Man
* Mercury 5460   Muggsy Spanier - Sweet Georgia Brown / Feather Brain

Erroll Garner Trio

Erroll Garner (piano) John Simmons (bass) Doc West (drums)
NYC, April 12, 1950
1252 | 10346Bonnie BoyEmArcy MG 26016, EP 1-6025, MG 36026; Wing MGW 12134
1253 | 10347Tippin' Out With Erroll-
1254 | 10348Relaxin' At Sugar Ray's-
1256 | 10349Minor With The TrioEmArcy MG 26016, EP 1-6026, MG 36026; Wing MGW 12134
1257 | 10390No Noon-
1258 | 10391CologneEmArcy MG 26016, EP 1-6026, MG 36026; Wing MGW 12134; Music (It) JH 1132
1259 | 10392Lazy RiverEmArcy MG 26016, EP 1-6026, MG 36026; Mercury MG 20803; Wing MGW 12134
* EmArcy MG 36026   Erroll Garner - Garnering
* Wing MGW 12134   Erroll Garner - Moods
* Mercury MG 20803, SR 60803   Erroll Garner - Best Of Garner
* EmArcy MG 26016   Erroll Garner - Garnering
* EmArcy EP 1-6025   Erroll Garner - Garnering
* EmArcy EP 1-6026   Erroll Garner - No Moon
* Music (It) JH 1132   Erroll Garner - Little Girl / Cologne

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

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
3407-1Big DealMercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3407-3-Mercury 8187, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3408-4I'll Never Be FreeMercury 8187, MG 25060, MG 20120
3409-1I Wanna Be LovedMercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3409-3-Mercury 8181, 8194, MG 25060, MG 20119
3410-1Love (Me) With MiseryMercury 8181
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1949-1952
* Mercury MG 20120   Dinah Washington - Music For Late Hours
* Mercury MG 20119   Dinah Washington - Music For A First Love
* Mercury MG 25060   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8181   Dinah Washington - I Wanna Be Loved / Love (Me) With Misery
* Mercury 8194   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / I Wanna Be Loved
* Mercury 8187   Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra (no details)

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
June, 1950
3260Stars And Stripes ForeverMercury 5421
3261Thanks For Your KissesMercury 5421; Wing MGW 12202
3262Music Maestro PleaseMercury 5458, MG 25124, EP 1-3001, MG 20083, MG 20587
* Wing MGW 12202   Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
* Mercury MG 20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG 25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5421   Frankie Laine - Stars And Stripes Forever / Thanks For Your Kisses
* Mercury 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
* Mercury EP 1-3001, MG 20587   Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra (no details)

Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band

Muggsy Spanier (cornet) Harry Graves (trombone) Darnell Howard (clarinet) Floyd Bean (piano) Truck Parham (bass) Don Chester (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3675HomeMercury 5494, MG 25095; EmArcy EP 1-6021; Mercury MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055; Mercury EP 1-3188
3676It's A Long, Long Way To TipperaryMercury 5494, MG 25095; EmArcy EP 1-6021; Mercury MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055
3677Caution BluesMercury 5528, MG 25095; EmArcy EP 1-6021; Mercury MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055
3678Alabama JubileeMercury 5528, MG 25095; EmArcy EP 1-6021; Mercury MG 20171; EmArcy MG 36055; Mercury EP 1-3144, EP 1-3188
* Mercury MG 20171; Wing MGW 12165   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* EmArcy MG 36055   Various Artists - Vol. 7 - The Jazz Giants - Dixieland
* Mercury MG 25095; EmArcy MG 26011   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* EmArcy EP 1-6021   Muggsy Spanier - Alabama Jubilee
* Mercury EP 1-3188   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* Mercury 5494   Muggsy Spanier - Home / It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
* Mercury 5528   Muggsy Spanier - Caution Blues / Alabama Jubilee
* Mercury EP 1-3144   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band (no details)

Machito And His Latin-American Orchestra

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Freddie 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) Machito (maracas, arranger, director)
NYC, August, 1950
3666Mambo Is Here To StayMercury 5484; Pablo 2625-712
3667Mambo Jambo-
3668Pa Que No Me Lioves Masunissued
3669Arrollando-
* Pablo 2625-712, PACD-2625-712-2   Machito And His Afro Cuban Salseros - Mucho Macho
* Mercury 5484   Machito - Mambo Is Here To Stay / Mambo Jambo

Dinah Washington With Jimmy Carroll Orchestra

Dinah Washington (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll (conductor)
NYC, September 1, 1950
3691-2Harbor LightsMercury 5488, 5510x45, 1342x45, C 30032x45, MG 25138, 20119
3692-3I Cross My FingersMercury 5488, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3693-1Time Out For TearsMercury 5503, 1343x45, MG 25138, 20119
3694-2Only A Moment AgoMercury 5503, 20119
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1949-1952
* Mercury MG 25138   Dynamic Dinah! - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1342x45   Dinah Washington - How Deep Is The Ocean / Harbor Lights
= Mercury A 135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1343x45   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / If I Loved You
= Mercury A 135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 5488   Dinah Washington - Harbor Lights / I Cross My Fingers
* Mercury 5503   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / Only A Moment Ago
* Mercury 5510x45, C 30032x45, 20119   Dinah Washington With Jimmy Carroll Orchestra (no details)

Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys

Benny Sims (fiddle, bass -1/3,7,8,11,12, fiddle, bass, vocals -4/6, fiddle, vocals -9, fiddle -10) Curly Seckler (mandolin -1/3,8,12, mandolin, vocals -4/6,9/11) Earl Scruggs (banjo -1/3,5,8,11,12, banjo, guitar, vocals -4, banjo, vocals -6,7,9,10) Lester Flatt (guitar, vocals -1/8,10/12, guitar -9) Jody Rainwater (bass, mandolin -1/8,12, bass -9/11)
Radio WDAE Studio, Tampa, FL, October 20, 1950
1. 7057Doin' My TimeMercury 6333, MG 20358
2. 7058Pike Country BreakdownMercury 6396, MG 20358
3. 7059Cora Is GoneMercury 6302
4. 7060Preachin' Prayin' Singin'Mercury 70016, MG 20358
5. 7061Pain In My HeartMercury 6317
6. 7062Roll In My Sweet Baby's ArmsMercury 6372, MG 20358
7. 7063-4Back To The CrossMercury 70064
8. 7064Farewell BluesMercury 6333, MG 20358
9. 7065Salty Dog BluesMercury 6396, MG 20358
10. 7066Take Me In A LifeboatMercury 6317
11. 7067Will The Roses Bloom (Where She Lies Sleeping)Mercury 70016
12. 7068I'll Just PretendMercury 6372, MG 20358
* Mercury MG 20358   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - Country Music
* Mercury 6333   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Doin' My Time / Farewell Blues
* Mercury 6396   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Pike Country Breakdown / Salty Dog Blues
* Mercury 6302   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Cora Is Gone / ???
* Mercury 70016, 70016x45   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Preachin' Prayin' Singin' / Will The Roses Bloom (Where She Lies Sleeping)
* Mercury 6317   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Pain In My Heart / Take Me In A Lifeboat
* Mercury 6372   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / I'll Just Pretend
* Mercury 70064, 70064x45   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - God Loves His Children / Back To The Cross

Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra

Clyde McCoy (trumpet) Chris Abbott (vocals) unidentified orchestra
1950
3098-1The Canasta SongMercury 5354
3099-1I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Siste KateMercury 5354, MG 25141, EP 1-3179, MG 20110
* Mercury MG 20110   Dancing To The Blues With Clyde McCoy
* Mercury MG 25141   Clyde McCoy - Date For Dancing
* Mercury EP 1-3179   Clyde McCoy - Late For Dancing
* Mercury 5354   Clyde McCoy - The Canasta Song / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Siste Kate

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (vocals) and others
1950
3282Dream A Little Dream Of MeMercury 5458, MG 25124, MG 20083
3283I Was Dancing With SomeoneMercury 5495
* Mercury MG 20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG 25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
* Mercury 5495   Frankie Laine - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) / I Was Dancing With Someone

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer (piano) Frankie Laine (vocals) Jud Conlon Singers (vocal group -4/7) unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller (conductor) and others
1950
1. 3726If I Were A BellMercury 5500, MG 25088; Wing MGW 12158
2. 3727A Man Gets Awfully Lonesomeunissued
3. 3728Sleepy Ol' RiverMercury 5500, MG 25124, EP 1-3001, MG 20083
4. 3812I'm Gonna Live Till I DieMercury 5544, MG 25100; Wing MGW 12158
5. 3813A Man Gets Awfully LonesomeMercury 5544, MG 25124, MG 20083
6. 3814Merry Christmas EverywhereMercury 5553
7. 3815What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas-
* Wing MGW 12158   Frankie Laine - Singing The Blues
* Mercury MG 20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG 25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5500   Frankie Laine - If I Were A Bell / Sleepy Ol' River
* Mercury 5544   Frankie Laine - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die / A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome
* Mercury 5553   Frankie Laine - Merry Christmas Everywhere / What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas
* Mercury MG 25088, EP 1-3001, MG 25100   Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra (no details)

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (vocals) and others
1950
3377I'm In The Mood For LoveMercury 1114, 1178, EP 1-3047, MG 25024 (alt.), MG 20080; Wing MGW 12202 W
* Mercury MG 20080; Wing MGW 12202   Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
* Mercury MG 25024 (alt.), MG 25040   Frankie Laine
* Mercury 1114   Frankie Laine - 'Til We Meet Again / I'm In The Mood For Love
= Mercury A 59   Frankie Laine - Meet Me At Midnight
* Mercury 1178, 1178x45   Frankie Laine - Cherie I Love You / I'm In The Mood For Love
= Mercury A 81   Frankie Laine
* Mercury EP 1-3047; Wing MGW 12202 W   Frankie Laine (no details)