Savoy Records Discography: 1931-1944

1931

Connie's Inn Orchestra / Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra

Rex Stewart (cornet) Russell Smith, Bobby Stark (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Claude Jones (trombone, vocals) Edgar Sampson (alto saxophone, clarinet) Russell Procope (alto,soprano saxophone, clarinet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Fletcher Henderson (piano) Clarence Holiday (banjo, guitar) John Kirby (bass) Walter Johnson (drums)
NYC, July, 1931
C1431You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)Savoy XP 8058, MG 15018
C1432Blue RhythmSavoy 500, XP 8058
C1433Sugar Foot StompSavoy 500, XP 8058, MG 15018
C1434Low Down On The BayouSavoy XP 8058
* Savoy MG 15018   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8058   Fletcher Henderson - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 6
* Savoy 500   Fletcher Henderson - Blue Rhythm / Sugar Foot Stomp

1939

King Cole's Swingsters

Nat King Cole (piano, vocals) Oscar Moore (guitar) Wesley Prince (bass) Juanelda Carter, Bonnie Lake (vocals)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, January 14, 1939
DS-108There's No Anesthetic For LoveDavis & Schwegler 108/109
DS-109Dixie Jamboree-
DS-110Ta-De-AhDavis & Schwegler 110/111
DS-111Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q-
DS-112Harlem SwingDavis & Schwegler 112/113
DS-113I Lost Control Of Myself-
DS-114The Land Of Make BelieveDavis & Schwegler 114/115
DS-115That "Please Be Mineable" Feeling-
DS-116Dancing In The StreetDavis & Schwegler 116/117
DS-117You're So Different-
DS-118I Wouldn't Have Known ItDavis & Schwegler 118/119
DS-119Let's Get Happy-
* Davis & Schwegler 108/109   King Cole's Swingsters - There's No Anesthetic For Love / Dixie Jamboree
* Davis & Schwegler 110/111   King Cole's Swingsters - Ta-De-Ah / Riffin' At The Bar-B-Q
* Davis & Schwegler 112/113   King Cole's Swingsters - Harlem Swing / I Lost Control Of Myself
* Davis & Schwegler 114/115   King Cole's Swingsters - The Land Of Make Believe / That "Please Be Mineable" Feeling
* Davis & Schwegler 116/117   King Cole's Swingsters - Dancing In The Street / You're So Different
* Davis & Schwegler 118/119   King Cole's Swingsters - I Wouldn't Have Known It / Let's Get Happy

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Eli Robinson, Robert Williams (trombone) Joe Eldridge (alto saxophone) Franz Jackson, Prince Robinson (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) David Francis (drums) Laurel Watson (vocals -2)
NYC, circa October, 1939
1. US1005-1It's My Turn NowVarsity 8084; Storyville SLP 701
2. US1006-1You're A Lucky GuyVarsity 8084; Savoy XP 8056; Storyville SLP 701
3. US1007-1Pluckin' The BassVarsity 8107; Storyville SLP 701
4. US1008-1I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8056   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Varsity 8084; Montgomery Ward 10093   Roy Eldridge - It's My Turn Now / You're A Lucky Guy
* Varsity 8107; Montgomery Ward 10090; Sterling 105   Roy Eldridge - Pluckin' The Bass / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Toots Mondello And His Orchestra

Ziggy Elman (trumpet) Noni Bernardi, Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Jerry Jerome, Art Rollini (tenor saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) Carl Kress (guitar) Joe Swartzman (bass) Al Kendis (drums)
NYC, November, 1939
US1098-1St. Louis GalVarsity 8118
US1099-2Louisiana-
US1100-1Sweet LorraineVarsity 8110; Savoy XP 8055
US1101-1Beyond The MoonVarsity 8110; Savoy MG 15018
* Savoy MG 15018   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8055   Toots Mondello - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 3
* Varsity 8118   Toots Mondello - St. Louis Gal / Louisiana
* Varsity 8110   Toots Mondello - Sweet Lorraine / Beyond The Moon

Varsity Seven

Danny Polo (clarinet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Ulysses Livingston (guitar -1,3,4, guitar, vocals -2) Art Bernstein (bass) George Wettling (drums) Jeanne Burns (vocals -1,2,4)
NYC, December 14, 1939
1. US1158-1It's Tight Like ThatVarsity 8147
2. US1159-1Easy RiderVarsity 8147; Elite 5032; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15015, MG 15039
3. US1160-1Scratch My BackVarsity 8135; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15039
4. US1161-1Save It, Pretty MamaVarsity 8135
* Savoy MG 15015   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Savoy MG 15039   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Talks
* Savoy XP 8053   Coleman Hawkins - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Varsity 8147   Varsity Seven - It's Tight Like That / Easy Rider
* Elite 5032   New Orleans Seven - Easy Rider / How Long, How Long Blues
* Varsity 8135   Varsity Seven - Scratch My Back / Save It, Pretty Mama

Toots Mondello Trio

Toots Mondello (alto saxophone) Claude Thornhill (piano) Nick Fatool (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1939
US1177-1Here's Your ChangeRoyale 1817
US1178-1Sunset LullabyRoyale 1823; Savoy XP 8055
US1179-1Shades Of JadeRoyale 1823; Savoy XP 8055, MG 15018
US1180-2Burnin' SticksRoyale 1817; Savoy XP 8055
* Savoy MG 15018   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8055   Toots Mondello - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 3
* Royale 1817   Toots Mondello - Here's Your Change / Burnin' Sticks
* Royale 1823   Toots Mondello - Sunset Lullaby / Shades Of Jade

Gerald Clark Calypso Orchestra

The Duke Of Iron (vocal group -1,2) Gerald Clark, and others
NYC, December, 1939
1. US1123-1U.S.A.Varsity 8138
2. US1124-1DrusillaVarsity 8138; Savoy 5539
3. US1125-1Walter WinchellVarsity 8130; Savoy 5539
4. US1126-2MariaVarsity 8130
* Varsity 8138   Gerald Clark - U.S.A. / Drusilla
* Savoy 5539   Gerald Clark - Drusilla / Walter Winchell
* Varsity 8130   Gerald Clark - Walter Winchell / Maria

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Eli Robinson, Robert Williams (trombone) Joe Eldridge (alto saxophone) Franz Jackson, Prince Robinson (tenor saxophone) Kenny Kersey (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) David Francis (drums)
NYC, December, 1939
US1189-1High SocietyVarsity 8154; Elite 5039; Storyville SLP 701
US1190-1Muskrat RambleVarsity 8154; Savoy XP 8056; Storyville SLP 701
US1191-1Who Told You I CareVarsity 8144; Storyville SLP 701
US1192-1Does Your Heart Beat For Me-
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8056   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Varsity 8154; Montgomery Ward 10091   Roy Eldridge - High Society / Muskrat Ramble
* Elite 5039; Philips FR-81   Roy Eldridge - High Society / W.C. Handy - St. Louis Blues
* Varsity 8144; Montgomery Ward 10092   Roy Eldridge - Who Told You I Care / Does Your Heart Beat For Me

Savoy Dictators

Hal Mitchell, Chippy Outcalt (trumpet) Howard Scott (trombone) Bobby Plater (alto saxophone) Count Hastings (tenor saxophone) Clem Moorman (piano) Willie Johnson (guitar) Al Henderson (bass) Danny Gibson (drums)
NYC, 1939
L-1ARhythm And BugsSavoy 100
L-1Tricks-
1102Heyfus-GeyfusSavoy 101
444Jam And Crackers-
same session
You Know And I KnowSavoy unissued
* Savoy 100   Savoy Dictators - Tricks / Rhythm And Bugs
* Savoy 101   Savoy Dictators - Jam And Crackers / Heyfus-Geyfus

1940

Varsity Seven

Danny Polo (clarinet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Joe Sullivan (piano) Ulysses Livingston (guitar) Artie Shapiro (bass) George Wettling (drums) Joe Turner (vocals -1,2)
NYC, January 15, 1940
1. US1284-1How Long, How Long BluesVarsity 8173; Elite 5032; Savoy 649, XP 8057, MG 15039
2. US1285-1Shake It And Break ItVarsity 8179; Commodore 114; Savoy 649, XP 8057, MG 15039
3. US1286-1A Pretty Girl Is Like A MelodyVarsity 8179; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15039
4. US1287-1Pom PomVarsity 8173; Savoy XP 8053, MG 15015, MG 15039
* Savoy MG 15039   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Talks
* Savoy MG 15015   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8057   Coleman Hawkins/Mary Lou Williams - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 5
* Savoy XP 8053   Coleman Hawkins - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Varsity 8173   Varsity Seven - How Long, How Long Blues / Pom Pom
* Elite 5032   New Orleans Seven - Easy Rider / How Long, How Long Blues
* Savoy 649, 5544   Joe Turner/Coleman Hawkins - How Long, How Long Blues / Shake It And Break It
* Varsity 8179   Varsity Seven - Shake It And Break It / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
* Commodore 114   Varsity Seven - Shake It And Break It / Les Hite - Yes, I Love You

Six Men And A Girl

Earl Thompson (trumpet) Earl "Buddy" Miller (alto saxophone, clarinet) Dick Wilson (tenor saxophone) Mary Lou Williams (piano) Floyd Smith (guitar) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums)
NYC, January 26, 1940
US1316-1Mary Lou Williams BluesVarsity 8193
US1317-1Tea For TwoVarsity 8193; Savoy XP 8057, MG 15015
US1318-1Scratchin' The GravelVarsity 8190
US1319-1ZonkyVarsity 8190; Savoy XP 8057, MG 15015
* Savoy MG 15015   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8057   Coleman Hawkins/Mary Lou Williams - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 5
* Varsity 8193   Six Men And A Girl - Mary Lou Williams Blues / Tea For Two
* Varsity 8190   Six Men And A Girl - Scratchin' The Gravel / Zonky

Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra

John Fallstitch, Tom Gonsoulin (trumpet) Sid Feller (trumpet, arranger) Joe Ferrall, Seymour Goldfinger, Jose Guttierez (trombone) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Tony Antonelli, Joe Ferdinando, Jack Goldie (alto saxophone) Art St. John (alto,baritone saxophone) Larry Walsh (tenor saxophone) Nat Jaffe (piano) Dan Perri (guitar) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Ed Naquin (drums)
NYC, February, 1940
US1356-1If I Could Be With YouRegent 159
US1357-1My Melancholy Baby-
* Regent 159   Jack Teagarden - If I Could Be With You / My Melancholy Baby

Sonny Dunham

Sonny Dunham (trumpet, trombone) Herbert Sweet (piano) Lou Green (guitar) Charlie Green (bass) Russell Johnson (drums)
NYC, February, 1940
US1342-1Just A MemoryVarsity 8205
US1343-1Estrellita-
* Varsity 8205   Sonny Dunham - Just A Memory / Estrellita

Sonny Dunham

Sonny Dunham (trumpet, trombone) Herbert Sweet (piano) Lou Green (guitar) Charlie Green (bass) Russell Johnson (drums): same personnel
NYC, March, 1940
US1424-1Little White LiesVarsity 8227; Savoy XP 8054, MG 15018
US1425-1Memories Of YouVarsity 8234; Savoy XP 8054, MG 15015
US1426-1Blue SkiesVarsity 8234; Savoy XP 8054, MG 15018
US1427-1Dark EyesVarsity 8227; Savoy XP 8054, MG 15015
* Savoy MG 15018   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 15015   Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8054   Sonny Dunham - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Varsity 8227   Sonny Dunham - Little White Lies / Dark Eyes
* Varsity 8234   Sonny Dunham - Memories Of You / Blue Skies

King Cole Quartet

Nat King Cole (piano, vocals) Oscar Moore (guitar) Johnny Miller (bass) Lee Young (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 1940
AM521 | S5898I Like To RiffAmmor 108; Savoy SJL 2224, SJL 1205
AM522 | S5899On The Sunny Side Of The Street-
AM523Black Spider StompAmmor 109; Savoy SJL 1205
AM524By The River Sainte Marie-
* Savoy SJL 2224   Various Artists - An Anthology: The Changing Face Of Harlem, Vol. 2
* Savoy SJL 1205   Nat King Cole And The King Cole Trio
* Ammor 108; Varsity 8340; Savoy 600   King Cole - I Like To Riff / On The Sunny Side Of The Street
* Ammor 109   King Cole - Black Spider Stomp / By The River Sainte Marie

Buster Bailey And His Sextet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Russell Procope (alto saxophone) Billy Kyle (piano) John Kirby (bass) O'Neil Spencer (drums)
NYC, May, 1940
US1759-1Should IVarsity 8337; Savoy SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
US1760-1The Blue RoomVarsity 8333; Savoy XP 8056, SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
US1761-1April In ParisVarsity 8337; Savoy SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
US1762-1Am I BlueVarsity 8333; Savoy XP 8056, SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
* Savoy SJL 2246   Various Artists - Black Swing Tradition
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8056   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Varsity 8337   Buster Bailey - Should I / April In Paris
* Varsity 8333; Elite 1762; Elite X-7; Philips 84   Buster Bailey - The Blue Room / Am I Blue

Buster Bailey And His Sextet

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Billy Kyle (piano) John Kirby (bass) Zutty Singleton (drums) Judy Ellington (vocals -1,2)
NYC, June, 1940
1. US1841-1Seems Like A Month Of SundaysVarsity 8358; Savoy SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
2. US1842-1Fable Of A Rose-
3. US1843-1Pinetop's Boogie WoogieVarsity 8365; Sterling 3022; Savoy SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
4. US1844-1Eccentric RagVarsity 8365; Savoy SJL 2246; Storyville SLP 701
* Savoy SJL 2246   Various Artists - Black Swing Tradition
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge/Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Varsity 8358   Buster Bailey - Seems Like A Month Of Sundays / Fable Of A Rose
* Varsity 8365; Elite X-6; Juke Box 506; Philips 82   Buster Bailey - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / Eccentric Rag
* Sterling 3022   Buster Bailey - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie / ???

King Cole's Swingsters

Nat King Cole (piano, vocals) Oscar Moore (guitar) Wesley Prince (bass) Maxine Johnson (vocals)
Hollywood, CA, July 22, 1940
DST-283AI'm A Perfect Fool Over YouSavoy SJL 1205
DST-283BNever Mind, Baby-
DST-283CLovely Little Person-
DST-283DGoin' To Town With Honey-
DST-283ESyncopated Lullaby-
DST-283FFallin' In And Out Of Love-
DST-284ALet's Do Things-
DST-284BLove Me Sooner-
DST-284CJumpy Jitters-
DST-284DNothing Ever Happens-
DST-284ESentimental Blue-
DST-284FWhat 'Cha Doin' To My Heart-
* Savoy SJL 1205   Nat King Cole And The King Cole Trio

1942 (establish)

Bonnie Davis With The Bunny Banks Trio / Bonnie Davis And The Piccadilly Pipers / Bonnie Davis And Clem

Clem Moorman (piano) Ernie Ransom (guitar) Henry Padgett (bass) Bonnie Davis (vocals)
NYC, 1942
S2020Don't Stop NowSavoy 102, 102, 695, 5500, 5519
S2021That Ain't RightSavoy 103
S2022Moon NocturneSavoy 102
S2023I Can't Get StartedSavoy 103
same session
S2027He Knows How To Knock Me Outunissued
S2028Why Don't You Do Right (sextette)Savoy 104
S2029?Low Down Boogie (instrumental)Savoy 104
S2029unknown titleunissued
S2030Bunny's Boogie (instrumental)Savoy 109
S2031Jitterbug Waltz (instrumental)Savoy 113
S2032He Knows How To Knock Me OutSavoy 104, 104, 5500, 5519
S2033It Ain't Good For MeSavoy 113
S2034Knock Me Out With A Boogie Bar (instrumental)Savoy 109
same session
S2041Paratroop Boogie (piano solo)Savoy 102
S2042Bouncing On The Boardwalkunissued
* Savoy 102   Bonnie Davis - Don't Stop Now / Bunny Banks - Paratroop Boogie
* Savoy 102   Bonnie Davis - Don't Stop Now / Moon Nocturne
* Savoy 695   Bonnie Davis/Clem - Don't Stop Now / Upstairs
* Savoy 5500   Bonnie Davis - Don't Stop Now / He Knows How To Knock Me Out
* Savoy 5519   Bonnie Davis - Don't Stop Now / He Knows How To Knock Me Out
* Savoy 103   Bonnie Davis - That Ain't Right / I Can't Get Started
* Savoy 104   Bonnie Davis - He Knows How To Knock Me Out / Why Don't You Do Right
* Savoy 104   Bonnie Davis - He Knows How To Knock Me Out / The Bunny Banks Trio - Low Down Boogie
* Savoy 109   The Bunny Banks Trio - Knock Me Out With A Boogie Bar / Bunny's Boogie
* Savoy 113   The Bunny Banks Trio - Jitterbug Waltz / Bonnie Davis - It Ain't Good For Me

Ross Leonard And His Orchestra

Ross Leonard (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, 1942
S2045As Time Goes BySavoy 107
S2046Moon NocturneSavoy 108
S2047It Can't Be Wrong-
S2048One Night In Your HeartSavoy 107
S2049Bluebird Of Happinessunissued
S2050And So It GoneSavoy 116
* Savoy 107   Ross Leonard - As Time Goes By / One Night In Your Heart
* Savoy 108   Ross Leonard - Moon Nocturne / It Can't Be Wrong
* Savoy 116   Hank Hill/Ross Leonard - Put Your Arms Around Me Honey / And So It Gone

no information

unknown artists
NYC, 1942
L5501Scotch BoogieSavoy unissued
L5502Low Down Boogie-

Bonnie Davis With The Bunny Banks Trio / Bonnie Davis And The Piccadilly Pipers / Bonnie Davis And Clem

Clem Moorman (piano) Ernie Ransom (guitar) Henry Padgett (bass) Bonnie Davis (vocals)
NYC, 1942
S6600Get In Touch With MeSavoy 112
S6601No Love BluesSavoy 110
S6602AI Don't Stand For That JiveSavoy 110, 5512, 5531
S6603ASo LongSavoy 112, 5525
S6603B-unissued
* Savoy 112   Bonnie Davis - So Long / Get In Touch With Me
* Savoy 110   Bonnie Davis - No Love Blues / Bonnie Davis/Clem - I Don't Stand For That Jive
* Savoy 5512   Bonnie Davis/Clem - I Don't Stand For That Jive / Lloyd Thompson - I Wonder
* Savoy 5531   Bonnie Davis - You're Not Doing Your Homework / Bonnie Davis/Clem - I Don't Stand For That Jive
* Savoy 5525   Bonnie Davis/Clem - Let Me Play With You Poodle / Bonnie Davis - So Long

no information

unknown artists
NYC, 1942
7701unknown titleSavoy unissued
7702--
7703AHappy Birthday-

Hank Hill And The Hill Toppers

Hank Hill (vocals) And The Hill Toppers
NYC, 1942
S7704APut Your Arms Around Me HoneySavoy 116
* Savoy 116   Hank Hill/Ross Leonard - Put Your Arms Around Me Honey / And So It Gone

Ross Leonard / Buddy Kline Eight

Ross Leonard (vocals) Buddy Kline Eight
NYC, 1942
7707Send Me Some Rosesunissued
S7708-Savoy 117
L7709Judge To JailSavoy 114
L7710You Put A Patch In My Broken Heartunissued
* Savoy 117   Hank Hill/Ross Leonard - Send Me Some Roses / Johnny Doughboy Polka
* Savoy 114   Ross Leonard - Judge To Jail / ???

Fitz Herbert

Fitz Herbert
NYC, 1942
7716Chicago BoogieSavoy unissued
7717New Orleans Boogie-
7718Savoy Boogie-
7719Harlem Boogie-

Teddy Tucker's Band

Teddy Tucker
NYC, 1942
L7720Cuddle Up A Little CloserSavoy 119
* Savoy 119   Teddy Tucker - Cuddle Up A Little Closer / She Didn't Lay That Pistol Down

Hank Hill And The Hill Toppers

Hank Hill (vocals) And The Hill Toppers
NYC, 1942
S7721Johnny Doughboy PolkaSavoy 117
same session
7722I'll Never Change StrangerSavoy unissued
* Savoy 117   Hank Hill/Ross Leonard - Send Me Some Roses / Johnny Doughboy Polka

1943

Kings Of Harmony Quartette

Kings Of Harmony Quartette
NYC, 1943
S4400Fountain Of BloodKing Solomon 1001
S4401Shame How They Done Our LordKing Solomon 1000
S4402Is There Anybody Here-
S4403Tree Are BendingKing Solomon 1001
* King Solomon 1001   Kings Of Harmony Quartette - Fountain Of Blood / Tree Are Bending
* King Solomon 1000   Kings Of Harmony Quartette - Shame How They Done Our Lord / Is There Anybody Here

The Original Kings Of Harmony

The Original Kings Of Harmony
NYC, 1943
L7730So GladKing Solomon 1011
L7731Fare You WellKing Solomon 1012
L7732Home On The Rock-
L7733On The Ocean SailingKing Solomon 1013
L7734Wandering Child-
L7735Preacher And The BearKing Solomon 1004
* King Solomon 1011   The Original Kings Of Harmony - So Glad / Good News
* King Solomon 1012   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Fare You Well / Home On The Rock
* King Solomon 1013   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Wandering Child / On The Ocean Sailing
* King Solomon 1004   The Original Kings Of Harmony - He Know How Much We Can Bear / Preacher And The Bear

Johnson Jubilee Singers

Johnson Jubilee Singers (vocal group)
NYC, 1943
L7800Rock My SoulKing Solomon 1002
L7801Where Can I Go-
L7802Heavy LoadKing Solomon 1006
L7803Humble Yourself-
* King Solomon 1002   Johnson Jubilee Singers - Rock My Soul / Where Can I Go
* King Solomon 1006   Johnson Jubilee Singers - Humble Yourself / Heavy Load

The Original Kings Of Harmony

The Original Kings Of Harmony
NYC, 1943
L9501Good NewsKing Solomon 1011
L9502I Want Two WingsKing Solomon 1003
L9503Moses Smoke The WaterKing Solomon 1007
L9504He Know How Much We Can BearKing Solomon 1004
L9505unknown titleSavoy unissued
L9506New Born AgainKing Solomon 1007
* King Solomon 1011   The Original Kings Of Harmony - So Glad / Good News
* King Solomon 1003   The Original Kings Of Harmony - I Heard An Angel Singing / I Want Two Wings
* King Solomon 1007   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Moses Smoke The Water / New Born Again
* King Solomon 1004   The Original Kings Of Harmony - He Know How Much We Can Bear / Preacher And The Bear

Teddy Tucker's Band And The Hill Toppers

Teddy Tucker's Band And The Hill Toppers
NYC, 1943
L9636Make With The Bullets, BennySavoy 118
L9637unknown titleunissued
L9638She Didn't Lay That Pistol DownSavoy 119
L9639Oh, TheodoraSavoy 118
* Savoy 118   Teddy Tucker - Make With The Bullets, Benny / Oh, Theodora
* Savoy 119   Teddy Tucker - Cuddle Up A Little Closer / She Didn't Lay That Pistol Down

1944

Bonnie Davis And The Piccadilly Pipers

Clem Moorman (piano) Ernie Ransom (guitar) Henry Padgett (bass) Bonnie Davis (vocals)
NYC, January 20, 1944
S5560You're Not Doing Your HomeworkSavoy 126, 5531
S5561Embraceable YouSavoy 531
S5562Shoo Shoo BabySavoy 126
S5563I Don't Stand For That Jiveunissued
S5564Groovy Like A Movie-Let's Get Groovy-
* Savoy 126   Bonnie Davis - You're Not Doing Your Homework / Shoo Shoo Baby
* Savoy 5531   Bonnie Davis - You're Not Doing Your Homework / Bonnie Davis/Clem - I Don't Stand For That Jive
* Savoy 531   Billy Daniels - Always / Bonnie Davis - Embraceable You

Paul Martel Orchestra

Arlene Johnson (vocals) Paul Martel Orchestra
NYC, January 21, 1944
S5365Boogie Woogie Hotelunissued
S5366Midnite Jump-
S5367ChowderSavoy 125
S5368Git Wid It-
* Savoy 125   Arlene Johnson/Paul Martel - Chowder / Git Wid It

Red River Dave

unknown (tenor saxophone) unknown (violin) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) Red River Dave (vocals, guitar)
NYC, January 27, 1944
S5370Ball And ChainSavoy unissued
S5371I'm Leaving 'Cause There's Nothing Left To Do-
S5372You Can Count On Me-
S5373I'd Like To Give My Dog To Uncle Sam-

Savoy Musette Quintet

Savoy Musette Quintet (polka band)
January, 1944
S6000Johnny Doughboy PolkaSavoy 510
S6001Gay Vienna-
* Savoy 510   Savoy Musette Quintet - Johnny Doughboy Polka / Gay Vienna

Dorothy Collins With Raymond Scott And His Orchestra

Dorothy Collins (vocals) Raymond Scott (leader, piano) and others
circa early 1944???
BL1819I'll Be Seeing YouNational 7002
BL1820TogetherNational 7001
BL1821A Fellow On A Furlough-
BL1822A Lesson I'll Never ForgetNational 7002
* National 7002   Dorothy Collins - I'll Be Seeing You / A Lesson I'll Never Forget
* National 7001   Dorothy Collins - Together / A Fellow On A Furlough

Dick Thomas

Dick Thomas (vocals) and others
circa early 1944???
BH100You Never Loved MeNational 5001
BH101Broken Heart-
BH102Down In Old WyomingNational 5003
BH103A Cowboy In KhakiNational 5002
BH104If Memories Were MoneyNational 5003
BH105Make Me HappyNational 5006
BH106Buds Begin To Blossom-
BH107San Antonio SerenadeNational 5002
* National 5001   Dick Thomas - Broken Heart / You Never Loved Me
* National 5003   Dick Thomas - If Memories Were Money / Down In Old Wyoming
* National 5002   Dick Thomas - A Cowboy In Khaki / San Antonio Serenade
* National 5006   Dick Thomas - Make Me Happy / Buds Begin To Blossom

Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra

Vincent Lopez (arranger, leader, piano) and others
circa early 1944???
BH112AmourNational 7003
BH113Take It Easy-
BH114If I Were The MoonNational 7004
BH115Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes-
* National 7003   Vincent Lopez - Amour / Take It Easy
* National 7004   Vincent Lopez - Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes / If I Were The Moon

Eddie Greene's Californians

Charles Cognata, Eddie Greene, Bob Higgins, Bill Moore (trumpet) Bobby Sherwood (trumpet, guitar, vocals) Al Chait, Dave Clark, Bob Leeman (trombone) Ray Beckenstein, Eddie Lucas (alto saxophone) Frank Meyers, Dave Pell (tenor saxophone) Evan Biken (baritone saxophone) Hal Becker (piano) Basil Hutchinson (guitar) Joe Genelli (bass) Roy Harte (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 14, 1944
S5379King Cotton (Swingin' Eyes)Savoy 128, 606, XP 8078, MG 12098
S5380Bob's Mob (Mother Knickerbocker)Savoy 129, XP 8078
S5381More Of The SameSavoy 128
S5382Flight, No. 39 (Bombardier, No. 39)Savoy 129, 606, MG 12098
S5383Hot PastramiSavoy MG 12098
* Savoy MG 12098   The Jumpin' Bands Of Georgie Auld And Bobby Sherwood (not released)
* Savoy XP 8078   Various Artists - Jam Session, Vol. 2
* Savoy 128   Bobby Sherwood - King Cotton / More Of The Same
* Savoy 606   Eddie Greene - King Cotton / Flight, No. 39
* Savoy 129   Bobby Sherwood - Bob's Mob / Bombardier, No. 39

Shorty Allen Quintet

unknown (tenor saxophone) unknown (vibraphone) Shorty Allen (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, February 15, 1944
S5375I'm Hipunissued
S5376Have Yourself A BallSavoy 525
S5377Savoy Riff-
S5378The Man I Loveunissued
S5379Warsaw Concerto-
* Savoy 525   Shorty Allen - Have Yourself A Ball / Savoy Riff

The Original Kings Of Harmony

The Original Kings Of Harmony
NYC, March 7, 1944
S5400Lead Me To That RockKing Solomon 1008
S5401Crucifixion-
S5402I Heard An Angel SingingKing Solomon 1003
S5403Lead Me OnKing Solomon 1009
S5404Little DavidKing Solomon 1005; Savoy 4008
S5405You Better MindKing Solomon 1009
S5406I Got A Mother Done Gone OnKing Solomon 1005; Savoy 4008
S5407Walk The Lonesome ValleyKing Solomon 1010
S5408Put On You Old Grey BonnetSavoy unissued
S5409Little LizaKing Solomon 1010
* King Solomon 1008   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Lead Me To That Rock / Crucifixion
* King Solomon 1003   The Original Kings Of Harmony - I Heard An Angel Singing / I Want Two Wings
* King Solomon 1009   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Lead Me On / You Better Mind
* King Solomon 1005   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Little David / I Got A Mother Done Gone On
* King Solomon 1010   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Walk The Lonesome Valley / Little Liza
* Savoy 4008   The Original Kings Of Harmony - Little David / I Got A Mother Done Gone On

Cozy Cole All Stars

Lammar Wright (trumpet -1/3,6) Ray Conniff (trombone -1/3,6) Ben Webster (tenor saxophone -1/5) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Teddy Walters (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, March 13, 1944
1. S5410JerichoSavoy 502, 575, MG 14010, SJL 2218
2. S5411Talk To MeSavoy 501, MG 14010, SJL 2218
3. S5412Concerto For CozySavoy 575, MG 14010, SJL 2218
4. S5413Body And SoulSavoy 501, XP 8088, MG 9008, MG 14010, SJL 2218
5. -Body And Soul (alt. take)Savoy SJL 2220
6. S5426Nice And CozySavoy 502
* Savoy MG 14010, MG 12197   Cozy Cole - Concerto For Cozy
* Savoy SJL 2218   Various Artists - All Star Swing Groups
* Savoy SJL 2220   Various Artists - The Tenor Sax Album
* Savoy MG 9008   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8088   Ben Webster
* Savoy 502   Cozy Cole - Jericho / Nice And Cozy
* Savoy 575   Cozy Cole - Jericho / Concerto For Cozy
* Savoy 501   Cozy Cole - Talk To Me / Body And Soul

Red River Dave

Red River Dave (vocals, guitar) and others
NYC, March 14, 1944
S5414You'll Always Be My SweetheartSavoy unissued
S5415Dust On Mother's Bible-
S5416I'd Rather Die For My Country Than Live With My Wife-
S5417Don't Call My Name-

Denny Beckner And His Mad Cap Merrymakers

Denny Beckner And His Mad Cap Merrymakers
NYC, March 14, 1944
S5418Hallelujah 8-9-10Savoy 140
S5419You Can Take My Heart-
S5420Mirror Mirror On The WallSavoy 141
S5421You Got To Talk Me Into It Baby-
* Savoy 140   Denny Beckner - Hallelujah 8-9-10 / You Can Take My Heart
* Savoy 141   Denny Beckner - Mirror Mirror On The Wall / You Got To Talk Me Into It Baby

Joe Marsala's All Timers

Bobby Hackett (cornet) Frank Orchard (trombone) Joe Marsala (clarinet) Gene Schroeder (piano) Eddie Condon (guitar) Bob Casey (bass) Rollo Laylan (drums)
NYC, March 21, 1944
S5422Clarinet MarmaladeSavoy 503, XP 8031, MG 15009; Regent MG 6079
S5423Joe's BluesSavoy 504, 45-796, XP 8031, MG 15005; Regent MG 6079
S5424Village Blues (Greenwich Blues)Savoy 504, XP 8031, MG 15009; Regent MG 6079
S5425Tiger RagSavoy 503, 45-796, XP 8031, MG 15005; Regent MG 6079
* Regent MG 6079; Savoy MG 12208   Various Artists - We Dig Dixieland Jazz
* Savoy MG 15009   Various Artists - Dixieland Series, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 15005   Various Artists - Dixieland Series, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8031   Eddie Condon - Bobby Hackett
* Savoy 45-796   Joe Marsala - Joe's Blues / Tiger Rag
* Savoy 503   Joe Marsala - Tiger Rag / Clarinet Marmalade
= Savoy 740   Eddie Condon - Clarinet Marmalade / Tiger Rag
* Savoy 504, 706   Joe Marsala - Village Blues / Joe's Blues

Ross Leonard - Peggy Dale With Cy Baker Orchestra

Cy Baker (trumpet, leader) Peggy Dale, Ross Leonard (vocals) unidentified orchestra
NYC, April 3, 1944
S5432KentuckySavoy 142
S5433When You Put On That Old Blue Suit-
S5434They All Wanted You For MeSavoy 143
S5435Sorry For You-
* Savoy 142   Ross Leonard/Peggy Dale - Kentucky / When You Put On That Old Blue Suit
* Savoy 143   Ross Leonard - They All Wanted You For Me / Sorry For You

Red River Dave

Red River Dave (vocals, guitar) and others
NYC, April 10, 1944
S5427I Don't Want To Lose You NowSavoy unissued
S5428Let's Stop Making Make Believe-
S5429I'm A Convict With Old Glory In My Heart-
S5430Is There Room In The Grave For Me-

Ben Webster Quartet

Ben Webster (tenor saxophone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) David Booth (drums)
NYC, April 17, 1944
S5436-1Honeysuckle RoseSavoy SJL 2208
S5436-2-Savoy 506, 553, XP 8088, MG 9008, MG 14009, SJL 2220
S5437-1I Surrender, DearSavoy 505, 580, MG 14009, SJL 2220
S5437-2-Savoy SJL 2208
S5438-1Blue Skies-
S5438-2-Savoy 505, 553, XP 8088, MG 9013, MG 14009, SJL 2220
S5439Kat's FurSavoy 506, 580, XP 8088, MG 9021, MG 14009, SJL 2220
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy MG 14009   Various Artists - Angry Tenors
* Savoy SJL 2220   Various Artists - The Tenor Sax Album
* Savoy MG 9008   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 1
* Savoy MG 9013   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 9021   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 3
* Savoy XP 8088   Ben Webster
* Savoy 506   Ben Webster - Honeysuckle Rose / Kat's Fur
* Savoy 553   Ben Webster - Honeysuckle Rose / Blue Skies
* Savoy 505   Ben Webster - I Surrender, Dear / Blue Skies
* Savoy 580   Ben Webster - I Surrender, Dear / Kat's Fur

Earl Warren And His Orchestra

Harry Edison, Al Killian, Ed Lewis, Joe Newman (trumpet) Ted Donnelly, Eli Robinson, Lou Taylor, Dicky Wells (trombone) Jimmy Powell (alto saxophone) Earl Warren (alto saxophone, vocals, arranger) Buddy Tate, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Rudy Rutherford (baritone saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Rodney Richardson (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Tadd Dameron, Dick Flanagan, Dixky Wells (arranger)
NYC, April 18, 1944
S5440-1Empty HeartedSavoy 507, (J) K30Y-6189/90
S5441-1Circus In RhythmSavoy 508, 539, SJL 2202
S5441-2-Savoy MG 12071, SJL 2202
S5441-3-Savoy SJL 2202
S5442-1Poor Little PlaythingSavoy 508, SJL 2202
S5442-2-Savoy SJL 2202
S5443-1Tush-
S5443-2-Savoy 507, 539, XP 8076, MG 9029, MG 12071, SJL 2202
* Savoy SJL 2202   Lester Young - Pres: The Complete Savoy Recordings
* Savoy MG 12071   Lester Young - The Master's Touch
* Savoy (J) K30Y-6189/90   Lester Young - Blue Lester: Complete Edition
* Savoy MG 9029   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - Pres And Bean
* Savoy XP 8076   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - The Prez And The Bean
* Savoy 507   Earl Warren - Empty Hearted / Tush
* Savoy 508   Earl Warren - Circus In Rhythm / Poor Little Plaything (not released?)
* Savoy 539   Earl Warren - Circus In Rhythm / Tush

Johnny Guarnieri Swing Men

Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Dexter Hall (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, April 18, 1944
S5446-1These Foolish ThingsSavoy 511, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5447-1Exercise In SwingSavoy 509, MG 9029, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5447-2-Savoy SJL 2202
S5447-3-Savoy MG 12071, SJL 2202
S5447-4--
S5448-1Salute To Fats-
S5448-2--
S5448-3-Savoy SJL 2202
S5448-4--
S5448-5-Savoy 511, MG 9008, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5449-1Basie EnglishSavoy MG 12071, SJL 2202
S5449-2-Savoy 509, XP 8076, MG 9008, MG 12068, SJL 2202
* Savoy MG 12068   The Immortal Lester Young - Blue Lester
* Savoy SJL 2202   Lester Young - Pres: The Complete Savoy Recordings
* Savoy MG 12071   Lester Young - The Master's Touch
* Savoy MG 9029   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - Pres And Bean
* Savoy MG 9008   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8076   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - The Prez And The Bean
* Savoy 511   Johnny Guarnieri - These Foolish Things / Salute To Fats
* Savoy 509   Johnny Guarnieri - Exercise In Swing / Basie English

Cozy Cole And His Orchestra

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Walter Thomas (alto,tenor saxophone) Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Max Shopnick (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, May 1, 1944
S5450Old Man RiverSavoy 512, MG 9029, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5451Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsSavoy 512, MG 15039, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5452Riddin' The RiffSavoy 513, MG 15039, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5453Flat RockSavoy 513, MG 9029, MG 14010, SJL 2218
* Savoy MG 14010, MG 12197   Cozy Cole - Concerto For Cozy
* Savoy SJL 2218   Various Artists - All Star Swing Groups
* Savoy MG 9029   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - Pres And Bean
* Savoy MG 15039   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Talks
* Savoy 512   Cozy Cole - Old Man River / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
* Savoy 513   Cozy Cole - Riddin' The Riff / Flat Rock
= Savoy 583   Coleman Hawkins/Cozy Cole - Riddin' The Riff / Flat Rock

Lester Young Quintet

Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Rodney Richardson (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, May 1, 1944
S5454-1Blue Lester (Lester's Blues)Savoy 581, 667, XP 8016, MG 9002, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5455-1(I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A ChanceSavoy MG 12071, SJL 2202
S5455-2-Savoy 535, 676, XP 8016, MG 9002, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5456-1IndianaSavoy MG 12071, SJL 2202
S5456-2-Savoy 581, 676, XP 8017, MG 9002, MG 12068, SJL 2202
S5457-1Jump, Lester, Jump (Lester's Savoy Jump)Savoy 535, 667, XP 8017, MG 9002, MG 12068, SJL 2202
* Savoy MG 12068   The Immortal Lester Young - Blue Lester
* Savoy SJL 2202   Lester Young - Pres: The Complete Savoy Recordings
* Savoy MG 12071   Lester Young - The Master's Touch
* Savoy MG 9002   The Lester Young Quintet/Sextet
* Savoy XP 8016   Lester Young, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8017   Lester Young, Vol. 2
* Savoy 581   Lester Young - Lester's Blues / Indiana
* Savoy 667   Lester Young - Blue Lester / Jump, Lester, Jump
* Savoy 535, 551   Lester Young - Ghost Of A Chance / Lester's Savoy Jump
* Savoy 676   Lester Young - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Indiana

Hot Lips Page's Swing Seven

Hot Lips Page (trumpet, vocals) Floyd "Horsecollar" Williams (alto,tenor saxophone) Don Byas, George Johnson (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) John Simmons (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums)
NYC, June 14, 1944
S5462Dance Of The TambourineSavoy 521, SJL 2208
S5463-3Uncle Sam's BluesSavoy 520
S5463-6-Savoy 755, SJL 2208
S5464Pagin' Mr. PageSavoy 520
S5465I Keep Rollin' OnSavoy 521, SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy 521, 605   Hot Lips Page - Dance Of The Tambourine / I Keep Rollin' On
* Savoy 520   Hot Lips Page - Uncle Sam's Blues / Pagin' Mr. Page
* Savoy 755   Hot Lips Page - Uncle Sam's Blues / Lips Blues

Cozy Cole And His Orchestra

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Eddie Barefield (alto saxophone) Walter Thomas (alto,tenor saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Sid Weiss (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, June 14, 1944
S5466Jersey Jump OffSavoy 519, XP 8076, MG 9029, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5467Stompin' At The SavoySavoy 518, 550, MG 9008, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5468On The Sunny Side Of The StreetSavoy 519, 550, XP 8076, MG 9008, MG 14010, SJL 2218
S5469Jump Awhile (Jump Street)Savoy 518, MG 9030, MG 14010, SJL 2218
* Savoy MG 14010, MG 12197   Cozy Cole - Concerto For Cozy
* Savoy SJL 2218   Various Artists - All Star Swing Groups
* Savoy MG 9029   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - Pres And Bean
* Savoy MG 9008   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 1
* Savoy MG 9030   Various Artists - Jam Session At Savoy
* Savoy XP 8076   Lester Young/Coleman Hawkins - The Prez And The Bean
* Savoy 519   Cozy Cole - Jersey Jump Off / On The Sunny Side Of The Street
* Savoy 518   Cozy Cole - Stompin' At The Savoy / Jump Street
* Savoy 550   Coleman Hawkins - Stompin' At The Savoy / On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Miss Rhapsody With June Cole's Orchestra

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Walter "Foots" Thomas (tenor saxophone) Reuben "June" Cole (piano) Harold Underhill (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Viola Wells (vocals)
NYC, July 6, 1944
S5475Bye Bye BabySavoy 5510, SJL 2208
S5476My Lucky Day-
S5477Hey Lawdy MamaSavoy 5511, SJL 2208
S5478Groovin' The Blues-
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy 5510   Miss Rhapsody - Bye Bye Baby / My Lucky Day
* Savoy 5511   Miss Rhapsody - Hey Lawdy Mama / Groovin' The Blues

Pete Brown Quintet

Pete Brown (alto saxophone) Kenny Watts (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Al Matthews (bass) Eddie Nicholson (drums)
NYC, July 11, 1944
S5480Ooh WeeSavoy 523, 644, SJL 2208
S5481Bellevue For YouSavoy 522, SJL 2208
S5482Pete Brown's BoogieSavoy 522, 694, SJL 2208
S5483Moppin' The BluesSavoy 523, SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy 523   Pete Brown - Ooh Wee / Moppin' The Blues
* Savoy 644   Pete Brown - Ooh Wee / Sunshine Blues
* Savoy 522   Pete Brown - Bellevue For You / Pete Brown's Boogie
* Savoy 694   Pete Brown - P.B. Boogie / Big Boy Boogie

Don Byas' Swing Shifters

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano, celeste) Slam Stewart (bass) Jack "The Bear" Parker (drums)
NYC, July 28, 1944
S5490Riffin' And Jivin'Savoy 582, SJL 2213
S5491-1Free And EasySavoy SJL 2213
S5491-2-Savoy 524, XP 8039; Regent MG 6044; Savoy SJL 2213
S5492Worried And BlueSavoy 582, XP 8039, MG 15043, SJL 2213
S5493-1Don's IdeaSavoy SJL 2213
S5493-2-Savoy 552, MG 9013, SJL 2213
* Savoy SJL 2213   Don Byas - Savoy Jam Party
* Regent MG 6044; Savoy MG 12203   Don Byas - Free And Easy
* Savoy MG 15043   Tenor Sax Solos By Don Byas
* Savoy MG 9013   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8039   Don Byas, Vol. 5
* Savoy 582   Don Byas - Riffin' And Jivin' / Worried And Blue
* Savoy 524   Don Byas - Free And Easy / Bass C Jam
* Savoy 552   Don Byas - Don's Idea / What Do You Want With My Heart

Pete Brown Quintet

Pete Brown (alto saxophone, vocals) Kenny Watts (piano) Herman Mitchell (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Eddie Nicholson (drums)
NYC, August 1, 1944
S5495Boot ZootSavoy SJL 2224
S5496It's Great-
S5497Lazy Day-
S5498Sunshine BluesSavoy 644, SJL 2224
* Savoy SJL 2224   Various Artists - An Anthology: The Changing Face Of Harlem, Vol. 2
* Savoy 644   Pete Brown - Ooh Wee / Sunshine Blues

Don Byas' Swing Shifters

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto saxophone) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Jack "The Bear" Parker (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1944
S5700Savoy Jam Party, Part 2Savoy XP 8078, MG 9030, SJL 2213
S5701Savoy Jam Party, Part 1Savoy XP 8077, MG 9030, SJL 2213
S5702Just Can't Make Up My Mind (11944 Stomp)Savoy SJL 2213
S5703What Do You Want With My HeartSavoy 552, XP 8037, MG 9021, MG 15043, SJL 2213
S5704Bass C JamSavoy 524
* Savoy SJL 2213   Don Byas - Savoy Jam Party
* Savoy MG 9030   Various Artists - Jam Session At Savoy
* Savoy MG 9021   Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 3
* Savoy MG 15043   Tenor Sax Solos By Don Byas
* Savoy XP 8078   Various Artists - Jam Session, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8077   Various Artists - Jam Session, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8037   Don Byas, Vol. 3
* Savoy 552   Don Byas - Don's Idea / What Do You Want With My Heart
* Savoy 524   Don Byas - Free And Easy / Bass C Jam

The Emmett Berry Five

Emmett Berry (trumpet) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) 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

Dick Thomas

Dick Thomas (vocals) and others
September 10, 1944
NSC5As Long As I Live I Will Love YouNational 5005
NSC6They'll Never Take The Texas Out Of MeNational 5004
NSC7Send This Purple Heart To My Sweetheart-
NSC8I Don't Want A Million SweetheartsNational 5005
* National 5005   Dick Thomas - As Long As I Live I Will Love You / I Don't Want A Million Sweethearts
* National 5004   Dick Thomas - Send This Purple Heart To My Sweetheart / They'll Never Take The Texas Out Of Me

Hot Lips Page Band

Jesse Brown, Joe Keyes (trumpet) Hot Lips Page (trumpet, vocals) Vic Dickenson (trombone) Earl Bostic, Floyd "Horsecollar" Williams (alto saxophone) Don Byas, Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano, celeste) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Jack Parker (drums)
NYC, September 12, 1944
S5706I Got What It TakesSavoy 529, SJL 2208
S5707Good For Stompin'Savoy SJL 2208
S5708Lips Blues (Double Trouble Blues)Savoy 529, 755, SJL 2208
S5709BlooeySavoy SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy 529   Hot Lips Page - Lips Blues / I Got What It Takes
= Savoy 700   Hot Lips Page - I Got What It Takes / Double Trouble Blues
* Savoy 755   Hot Lips Page - Uncle Sam's Blues / Lips Blues

Tiny Grimes Quintette

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5710-1Tiny's Tempo (short-take 1)Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1107, SJL 5500
S5710-2Tiny's Tempo (short-take 2)Savoy MG 12001, SJL 5500
S5710-3Tiny's Tempo (orig.-take 3)Savoy 526, 541, 45-310, XP 8000, MG 9010, MG 12001, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
S5711-1I'll Always Love You Just The Same (take 1)Savoy SJL 2208, SJL 5500
S5711-2I'll Always Love You Just The Same (take 2)Savoy 526, 567, 613, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
S5712-1Romance Without Finance (take 1)Savoy SJL 2208, SJL 5500
S5712-2Romance Without Finance (take 2)Savoy SJL 5500
S5712-3Romance Without Finance (take 3)Savoy SJL 1107, SJL 5500
S5712-4Romance Without Finance (take 4)Savoy SJL 5500
S5712-5Romance Without Finance (take 5)Savoy 532, 613, MG 9022, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
S5713-1Red Cross (short-take 1)Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1107, SJL 5500
S5713-2Red Cross (orig.-take 2)Savoy 532, 541, 567, 45-300, XP 8000, MG 9000, MG 12001, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
* Savoy MG 12001   The Immortal Charlie Parker
* Savoy SJL 1107   Charlie Parker - Encores
* Savoy SJL 5500   Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions
* Savoy SJL 2201   Charlie Parker - Bird: Master Takes
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy MG 9010   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 3
* Savoy MG 9022   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 1
* Savoy MG 9000   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8000   Charlie Parker, Vol. 1
* Savoy 45-310   Charlie Parker - Milestones / Tiny's Tempo
* Savoy 45-300   Charlie Parker - Now's The Time / Red Cross
* Savoy 526   Tiny Grimes - Tiny's Tempo / I'll Always Love You Just The Same
* Savoy 541, 915, 45-600   Charlie Parker - Tiny's Tempo / Red Cross
* Savoy 567   Tiny Grimes - I'll Always Love You Just The Same / Charlie Parker - Red Cross
* Savoy 613   Tiny Grimes - I'll Always Love You Just The Same / Romance Without Finance
= Savoy 925   Charlie Parker/Tiny Grimes - I'll Always Love You Just The Same / Romance Without Finance
* Savoy 532   Tiny Grimes - Romance Without Finance / Red Cross

Buck Ram's All Stars

Shad Collins, Frank Newton (trumpet) Tyree Glenn (trombone) Earl Bostic (alto saxophone) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Ernie Caceres (baritone saxophone) Red Norvo (vibraphone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Remo Palmieri (guitar) Slam Stewart (bass) Cozy Cole (drums) Buck Ram (leader)
NYC, September 18, 1944
S5714Twilight In TeheranSavoy 572, SJL 2208
S5715Morning MistSavoy SJL 2208
S5716Swing StreetSavoy 572, XP 8077, MG 9030, SJL 2208
S5717Ram SessionSavoy XP 8077, MG 9030, SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy MG 9030   Various Artists - Jam Session At Savoy
* Savoy XP 8077   Various Artists - Jam Session, Vol. 1
* Savoy 572   Buck Ram - Twilight In Teheran / Swing Street

Johnny Guarnieri Trio

Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Sammy Weiss (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1944
S5718Bowing Singing SlamSavoy 530, XP 8063, MG 15007, MG 12067
S5719Kiss Me Again (Band Aid)Savoy 530, 1110, XP 8063, MG 15007, MG 12067
S5720Deuces WildSavoy 557, XP 8063, MG 15007, MG 12067
S5721Deuces Mind-
S5722New Exercise In SwingSavoy 556, MG 12067
S5723My Blue Heaven-
* Savoy MG 12067   Slam Stewart - Bowin' Singin' Slam
* Savoy MG 15007   Johnny Guarnieri - Hot Piano
* Savoy XP 8063   Johnny Guarnieri, Vol. 1
* Savoy 530   Johnny Guarnieri - Bowing Singing Slam / Kiss Me Again (Band Aid)
* Savoy 1110   Johnny Guarnieri - Band Aid / Big Head
* Savoy 557   Johnny Guarnieri - Deuces Wild / Deuces Mind
* Savoy 556   Johnny Guarnieri - New Exercise In Swing / My Blue Heaven

Stuff Smith Trio

Stuff Smith (violin, vocals) Jimmy Jones (piano) John Levy (bass) Rosalie Young (vocals)
NYC, September 26, 1944
S5725Save All Your Honey For MeSavoy 528
S5726Don'tcha Pay Him No MindSavoy SJL 2224
S5727Is IsSavoy 528, SJL 2224
S5728Two Faced WomanSavoy SJL 2224
* Savoy SJL 2224   Various Artists - An Anthology: The Changing Face Of Harlem, Vol. 2
* Savoy 528   Stuff Smith - Is Is / Save All Your Honey For Me

Billy Daniels

Stuff Smith (violin) Jimmy Jones (piano) John Levy (bass) Billy Daniels (vocals)
NYC, September 26, 1944
S5729AlwaysSavoy 531
* Savoy 531   Billy Daniels - Always / Bonnie Davis - Embraceable You

The Hank D'Amico Sextette

Frank Newton (trumpet) Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Don Byas (tenor saxophone) 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

The Hank D'Amico Quartet

Hank D'Amico (clarinet) Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Sid Weiss (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, October 23, 1944
NSC13East Of The SunNational 9005
NSC14Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
NSC15Over The RainbowNational 9006
NSC16Cole Heat, Warm Feet-
* National 9005   Hank D'Amico - East Of The Sun / Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
* National 9006   Hank D'Amico - Cole Heat, Warm Feet / Over The Rainbow

The Three Riffs With Tiny Grimes Quartette

Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Bass Robinson (bass) Doc West (drums) The Three Riffs (R&B vocal group)
NYC, November 3, 1944
S5731I'm HighSavoy unissued
S5732Poor Butterfly-

The Three Barons With Tiny Grimes Quartette

Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Bass Robinson (bass) Doc West (drums) The Three Barons (vocal group)
NYC, November 3, 1944
S5733Milk Shake StandSavoy 527
S5734I'd Give My Life-
* Savoy 527   The Three Barons/Tiny Grimes - Milk Shake Stand / I'd Give My Life

Tiny Grimes Quartette

Joe Springer (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Bass Robinson (bass) Doc West (drums)
NYC, November 3, 1944
S5735Groovin' With GrimesSavoy SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem

Johnny Guarnieri Trio

Johnny Guarnieri (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Sammy Weiss (drums)
NYC, November 7, 1944
S5737Santa Clausunissued
S5738Johnny At The Met-
S5739I'm In The Mood For LoveSavoy 554, XP 8082, MG 12067
S5740FirebirdSavoy 555, XP 8082, MG 15007, MG 12067
S5741That Old Black MagicSavoy 554, XP 8082, MG 12067
S5742Hangover (Big Head)Savoy 555, 1110, XP 8082, MG 15007, MG 12067
* Savoy MG 12067   Slam Stewart - Bowin' Singin' Slam
* Savoy MG 15007   Johnny Guarnieri - Hot Piano
* Savoy XP 8082   Johnny Guarnieri, Vol. 2
* Savoy 554   Johnny Guarnieri - I'm In The Mood For Love / That Old Black Magic
* Savoy 555   Johnny Guarnieri - Firebird / Hangover (Big Head)
* Savoy 1110   Johnny Guarnieri - Band Aid / Big Head

Warren Evans And Recording Orchestra / Warren Evans And His Orchestra

Dave Nelson, Dick Vance (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Joe Eldridge, George James (alto saxophone) Lem Johnson (tenor saxophone) Sammy Price (piano) Everett Barksdale (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Doc West (drums) Warren Evans (vocals)
NYC, November 13, 1944
NSC17ValettaNational 9007
NSC18I'm LostNational 9004
NSC19Gotta Lotta Wolf In My HeartNational 9007
NSC20I WonderNational 9003
* National 9007   Warren Evans - Valetta / Gotta Lotta Wolf In My Heart
* 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

Helen Humes With Leonard Feather's Hiptet

Prince Robinson (clarinet) Herbie Fields (tenor saxophone) Leonard Feather (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Denzil Best (drums) Helen Humes (vocals)
NYC, November 20, 1944
S5745I Would If I CouldSavoy 5513
S5746Keep Your Mind On MeSavoy 5514
S5747Fortune Tellin' ManSavoy 5513
S5748Suspicious BluesSavoy 5514
* Savoy 5513   Helen Humes - I Would If I Could / Fortune Tellin' Man
* Savoy 5514   Helen Humes - Keep Your Mind On Me / Suspicious Blues

Lloyd Thompson With Leonard Feather's Hiptet

Prince Robinson (clarinet) Herbie Fields (tenor saxophone) Leonard Feather (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Denzil Best (drums) Lloyd Thompson (vocals)
NYC, November 20, 1944
S5749I WonderSavoy 5512
* Savoy 5512   Bonnie Davis/Clem - I Don't Stand For That Jive / Lloyd Thompson - I Wonder

Miss Rhapsody With Reuben Cole's Orchestra

Frank Newton (trumpet) Morris Lounds (tenor saxophone) Reuben "June" Cole (piano) Harold Underhill (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass -1/3) Slam Stewart (bass -4) Cozy Cole (drums) Miss Rhapsody (vocals)
NYC, November 21, 1944
1. S5751Blues In My HeartSavoy 536, SJL 2233
2. S5752Sugar-
3. S5753Downhearted BluesSavoy 534, SJL 2233
4. S5754Sweet Man-
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* Savoy 536   Miss Rhapsody - Blues In My Heart / Sugar
* Savoy 534   Miss Rhapsody - Downhearted Blues / Sweet Man

Heavenly Four Of Alabama

Heavenly Four Of Alabama
November, 1944
HL200One Day With JesusKing Solomon 1022
HL201Brother You Can Run OnSavoy unissued
HL202I Must Tell Jesus-
HL203When I Come To The End Of My JourneyKing Solomon 1022
* King Solomon 1022   Heavenly Four Of Alabama - One Day With Jesus / When I Come To The End Of My Journey

Toni Arden With Al Trace And His Silly Symphonists

Toni Arden (vocals) Al Trace (leader) and others
November, 1944
NSC21Send Me A Female V-MailNational 7006
NSC22Oh MariaNational 7005
NSC23Taking The Trains Out-
NSC24Where Is The Chicken In The Chicken Chow MeinNational 7006, 9107
* National 7006   Al Trace - Send Me A Female V-Mail / Where Is The Chicken In The Chicken Chow Mein
* National 7005   Al Trace - Oh Maria / Taking The Trains Out
* National 9107   Toni Arden - Where Is The Chicken In The Chicken Chow Mein / Happy Lewis - I Found My Mama

The Toppers

Emmett Matthews (soprano saxophone, vocals) Romaine Brown (piano) Steve Gibson (guitar, vocals) David Patillo (bass) Jim Jackson (drums) Jane Spriggs (vocals)
NYC, December 8, 1944
S5756Palace Of Stone (I'm All Alone)Savoy 559, 656
S5757I'm Living For YouSavoy 656; Regent 130, 1008
S5758If Money Grew On ThreesSavoy 559
S5759Nat's Boogie WoogieRegent 130, 1008
* Savoy 559   The Toppers - Palace Of Stone (I'm All Alone) / If Money Grew On Threes
* Savoy 656   The Toppers - I'm All Alone (Palace Of Stone) / I'm Living For You
* Regent 130   Steve Gibson - I'm Living For You / Nat's Boogie Woogie
* Regent 1008   Steve Gibson - I'm Living For You / Steve's Boogie Woogie

Brownie McGhee With Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry (harmonica, vocals) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Walter Brown (vocals)
NYC, December 12, 1944
S5760That's The Stuff (Watch Out)Savoy 5533, 826
S5761Knockabout Blues (Carolina Blues)-
S5762Easy Ridin' BuggySavoy 5534
S5763Women Lover Blues-
S5764Run Away Women (Hootin' The Blues)Savoy 5549, 850
S5765Shake Down (Shake Down Blues)-
S5766I Don'tunissued
* Savoy 5533   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - That's The Stuff / Knockabout Blues
* Savoy 826   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Watch Out / Carolina Blues
* Savoy 5534   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Easy Ridin' Buggy / Women Lover Blues
* Savoy 5549   Sonny Terry - Run Away Women / Shake Down
* Savoy 850   Sonny Terry - Hootin' The Blues / Shake Down Blues

Clyde Hart's Hot Seven

"Little" Benny Harris (trumpet) Herbie Fields (alto,tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Denzil Best (drums) Joe Gregory (vocals)
NYC, December 19, 1944
S5768Smack That MessSavoy 542, SJL 2208
S5769Dee Dee's DanceSavoy 598, MG 9025, SJL 2208
S5770Little Benny (King Kong)Savoy 598, MG 9024, SJL 2208
S5771Shoot The Arrow To Me CupidSavoy 542, SJL 2208
* Savoy SJL 2208   Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem
* Savoy MG 9025   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 4
* Savoy MG 9024   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 3
* Savoy 542   Joe Gregory - Smack That Mess / Shoot The Arrow To Me Cupid (not released?)
* Savoy 598, 921   Clyde Hart - Dee Dee's Dance / Little Benny

Albinia Jones

Frank Newton (trumpet) Edmond Hall (clarinet) Cliff Jackson (piano) Leonard Ware (guitar) Oscar Smith (bass) unknown (drums) Albinia Jones (vocals)
December 22, 1944
NSC25Albinia's BluesNational rejected
NSC26Fine And Mellow-
NSC27Silver Dollar-
NSC28Don't You Wear No Black-

unidentified Mexican band

unidentified Mexican band
1944
S5390Come On And WhittleSavoy unissued
S5391I Want To Be Somebody's Nobody Else-

The Four Chimes

The Four Chimes
circa 1944?
Lord, Somebody's CallingKing Solomon 1019
When The Saints Go Marching In-
* King Solomon 1019   The Four Chimes - Lord, Somebody's Calling / When The Saints Go Marching In

Sister Dorothea Robinson And The Southern Belles

Sister Dorothea Robinson And The Southern Belles
circa 1944?
S3704I'll Never Turn AgainKing Solomon 1020
S3705I Don't Know Why I Have To Cry-
* King Solomon 1020   Sister Dorothea Robinson And The Southern Belles - I'll Never Turn Again / I Don't Know Why I Have To Cry

Maggie Lee With Louise Nolan And The Heaven Bound Travelers

Maggie Lee With Louise Nolan And The Heaven Bound Travelers
circa 1944???
SAV-11180ASampsonSavoy 1027
SAV-11181BWhat Changes Have You Made-
* Savoy 1027   Maggie Lee With Louise Nolan And The Heaven Bound Travelers - Sampson / What Changes Have You Made

Al Trace And His New Orchestra With Bob Vincent

Bob Vincent (vocals) Al Trace (leader) and others
circa 1944???
Whistler DogRegent 123
Fickle Fanny-
* Regent 123   Al Trace/Bob Vincent - Fickle Fanny / Whistler Dog