Savoy Records Discography: 1948

1948

Dusty Fletcher

Dusty Fletcher (vocals) and others
January, 1948
NSC352Gimmie (Pawn Shop Song)unissued
NSC353(Put) The Last Clean Shirt (On Bill)National 4018
NSC354She Sure Makes A Fool Of Me-
NSC355Once In The MorningNational 9142
* National 4018   Dusty Fletcher - (Put) The Last Clean Shirt (On Bill) / She Sure Makes A Fool Of Me
* National 9142   Dusty Fletcher - Once In The Morning / If You've Got The Money

Alan Logan

Alan Logan, and others
January, 1948
NSC356I Love You Much Too MuchNational 7021
NSC357Piano Fantasy-
NSC358Meadowlandunissued
NSC359Sorrento-
* National 7021   Alan Logan - Piano Fantasy / I Love You Much Too Much

Alan Gerard

Alan Gerard, and others
January, 1948
NSC360Melody TimeNational 7023
NSC361Tell Me Why-
NSC362When Your Old Wedding Ring Was Newunissued
NSC363If I Had My Way-
* National 7023   Alan Gerard - Tell Me Why / Melody Time

Ray Smith

Ray Smith, and others
January & March, 1948
NSC364Born To LoseNational 5019
NSC365When My Day Rolls AroundNational 5016
NSC366Wabash Cannonballunissued
NSC367One Golden Curl-
NSC368Remember MeNational 5016
NSC369The Letter Edged In Blackunissued
NSC370Waiting For A Train-
NSC371When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again-
NSC372Hell's FireNational 5019
NSC373Till The End Of The Worldunissued
NSC374I'm A Fool To CareNational 5020
NSC375My Daddy Is A Picture-
* National 5019   Ray Smith - Born To Lose / Hell's Fire
* National 5016   Ray Smith - When My Day Rolls Around / Remember Me
* National 5020   Ray Smith - My Daddy Is A Picture / I'm A Fool To Care

Howard McGhee - Milt Jackson Sextet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Jimmy Heath (alto, baritone sax -1/6,8) Milt Jackson (vibes) Will Davis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Joe Harris (drums)
Chicago, IL, February, 1948
1.Merry LeeSavoy MG 12026, SJL 2219
2.Short Life-
3.Talk Of The Town-
4.Bass C Jam-
5.Bass C Jam (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2219
6.Down HomeSavoy MG 12026, SJL 2219
7.Sweet And Lovely-
8.Fiesta-
9.I'm In The Mood For Love-
* Savoy MG 12026   The Howard McGhee Sextet With Milt Jackson
* Savoy SJL 2219   Howard McGhee - McGhee

Howard McGhee Sextet

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Billy Eckstine (valve trombone -1/4) Kenny Mann (tenor sax -1/4) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Chicago, IL, February, 1948
1.Flip LipSavoy MG 12026, SJL 2219
2.Belle From Bunnycock-
3.Belle From Bunnycock (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2219
4.The Last WordSavoy MG 12026, SJL 2219
5.The Man I Love-
* Savoy MG 12026   The Howard McGhee Sextet With Milt Jackson
* Savoy SJL 2219   Howard McGhee - McGhee

Paul Williams - Wild Bill Moore Sextet

Phil Guilbeau (trumpet) Wild Bill Moore (tenor sax) Paul Williams (baritone sax) Floyd Taylor (piano) Herman Hopkins (bass) Reetham Mallett (drums)
Detroit, MI, March 2, 1948
D834Waxie Maxie (as Jockey Jump) (as Bouncing With Buddy, Part 1)Savoy 670, 674, MG 15046; Regent MG 6015
D835Spider Sent Me (as Bouncing With Buddy, Part 2)Savoy 670, 674
D836The Twister, Part 1Savoy 665
D837The Twister, Part 2-
* Regent MG 6015   Various Artists - Rock And Roll
* Savoy MG 15046   Paul Williams And His Hucklebuckers
* Savoy 670   Paul Williams - Waxie Maxie / Spider Sent Me
* Savoy 674   Paul Williams - Bouncing With Buddy, Part 1&2
* Savoy 665   Paul Williams - The Twister, Part 1&2

Paul Williams - Wild Bill Moore Sextet

Phil Guilbeau (trumpet) Wild Bill Moore (tenor sax) Paul Williams (baritone sax) Floyd Taylor (piano) Herman Hopkins (bass) Reetham Mallett (drums): same personnel
Detroit, MI, March 4, 1948
D838Untitledunissued
D839Turtle RockSavoy 773
D840Untitledunissued
D841--
* Savoy 773   Paul Williams - Turtle Rock / Blues At Daybreak

Leo Parker's All Stars

Joe Newman (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax -5/8) Leo Parker (baritone sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Al Lucas (bass) Jack "The Bear" Parker (drums)
Detroit, MI, March 23, 1948
1. D842On The HouseSavoy 957, XP 8081, MG 9018, SJL 2225
2. D843DinkySavoy 957, MG 9018, SJL 2225
3. D844Senor LeoSavoy 935, MG 9018
4. D845Chase 'N 'LionSavoy 935, MG 9022
5. D846Leo's BellsSavoy MG 9009, SJL 2225
6. D847Sweet Talkin' Leo-
7. D848Swinging For Love-
8. D849The New LookSavoy MG 9009
* Savoy SJL 2225   Various Artists - The Be Bop Boys
* Savoy MG 9018   Leo Parker - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 5
* Savoy MG 9022   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 1
* Savoy MG 9009   Leo Parker's All Stars
* Savoy XP 8081   Leo Parker - New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 3
* Savoy 957   Leo Parker - On The House / Dinky
* Savoy 935   Leo Parker - Senor Leo / Chase 'N 'Lion

Brownie McGhee

Hal Singer (tenor sax) Lannie Scott (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Franklin Skeete (bass) Heywood Jackson (drums)
NYC, spring 1948
S35-112-2Robbie-Doby BoogieSavoy 5550
S35-113-1My FaultSavoy 5551
S35-114Brown Mule Bluesunissued
S35-115-1Hard Bed BluesSavoy 5550
* Savoy 5550   Brownie McGhee - Robbie-Doby Boogie / Hard Bed Blues
* Savoy 5551   Brownie McGhee - My Fault / Married Woman Blues

Alabama Slim / Alabama Red

Ralph Willis (guitar, vocals)
NYC, June 8, 1948
S35-120Going To Virginiaunissued
S35-121Boar Hog BluesSavoy 5553
S35-122Eloise-
S35-123I've Been A Foolunissued
* Savoy 5553   Alabama Red - Boar Hog Blues / Eloise

Earl Coleman

unknown (piano) Al Casey (guitar) unknown (bass) Earl Coleman (vocals)
NYC, June 23, 1948
S35-128It's A Crying Shameunissued
S35-129Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
S35-130PleaseSavoy 672
S35-131Pennies From Heaven-
S35-132My Old Flameunissued
* Savoy 672   Earl Coleman - Please / Pennies From Heaven

Morris Lane and others

Morris Lane (tenor sax) and others
NYC, June 30, 1948
S35-133Untitledunissued
S35-134You Go To My HeadSavoy 677, XP 8089
S35-135Morris' LaneSavoy 673, XP 8089
S35-136SummertimeSavoy 673, 677
* Savoy XP 8089   Morris Lane
* Savoy 677   Morris Lane - You Go To My Head / Summertime
* Savoy 673   Morris Lane - Morris' Lane / Summertime

Gene Coy And His Killer Dillers

Gene Coy (drums) and others
NYC, June 30, 1948
S35-137Killer DillerSavoy 5555
S35-138Sugar Hillunissued
* Savoy 5555   Gene Coy - Killer Diller / The Beale Street Gang - Teddy Bear

Hal Singer Quintet

Milton Larkins (trombone) Hal Singer (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Heywood Jackson (drums)
NYC, circa June, 1948
S35-124Swanee RiverSavoy 697, SJL 2234
S35-125Jumpin' In Jack's Houseunissued
S35-126A Plug For CliffSavoy 671, SJL 2234
S35-127Corn BreadSavoy 671, 45-797, XP 8049, MG 15008, SJL 2221, SJL 1147
* Savoy SJL 2234   Various Artists - Honkers And Screamers
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy SJL 1147   Hal Singer - Rent Party
* Savoy MG 15008   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues
* Savoy XP 8049   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1
* Savoy 45-797   The Beale Street Gang - Lights Out / Hal Singer - Corn Bread
* Savoy 697   Hal Singer - Swanee River / Happy Days
* Savoy 671   Hal Singer - A Plug For Cliff / Corn Bread

The Beale Street Gang With Milt Buckner

Milt Buckner (piano) and others
NYC, July 11, 1948
S35-150Back Alley BluesSavoy 731
S35-151Raising The Roofunissued
S35-152Lazy JoeSavoy 693, XP 8064, MG 15023
S35-153Fat Stuff BoogieSavoy 693
* Savoy MG 15023   Milt Buckner At The Piano
* Savoy XP 8064   Milt Buckner, Vol. 1
* Savoy 731   Johnny Otis - Double Crossing Blues / The Beale Street Gang - Back Alley Blues
* Savoy 693   The Beale Street Gang - Fat Stuff Boogie / Lazy Joe

Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
MC: Symphony Sid, Bob GarritySavoy ZDS 4411/12
MC: Symphony Sid talking about 52nd Street Theme-
52nd Street ThemeSavoy MG 12186; ESP-Disk' ESP 3001; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Ko-KoSavoy MG 12179; Everest FS 214; ESP-Disk' ESP 3001; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
* Savoy MG 12186   Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker
* ESP-Disk' ESP 3001, ESPCD 3001   Charlie Parker - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 12179   Charlie Parker - The 'Bird' Returns
* Everest FS 214   Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1
* Savoy ZDS 4411/12   Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1

Hal Singer and others

Hal Singer (tenor sax) and others
NYC, September 10, 1948
S35-180Rent PartySavoy unissued
S35-181Singer Song-
S35-182Rice And Red Beans-
S35-183Swing Shift-

Charlie Parker All Stars

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/11) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B900-1Barbados (new-take 1)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 1107, SJL 5500
2. B900-2Barbados (short-take 2)Savoy MG 12009, SJL 5500
3. B900-3Barbados (new-take 3)Savoy MG 12009, SJL 1107, SJL 5500
4. B900-4Barbados (orig.-take 4)Savoy 936, 45-308, XP 8003, MG 9011, MG 12014, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
5. B901-1Ah-Leu-Cha (short-take 1)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
6. B901-2Ah-Leu-Cha (orig.-take 2)Savoy 939, 45-313, XP 8005, MG 9011, MG 12000, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
7. B902-1Constellation (new-take 1)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
8. B902-2Constellation (short-take 2)-
9. B902-3Constellation (short-take 3)Savoy MG 12009, SJL 5500
10. B902-4Constellation (orig.-take 4)Savoy 939, 45-313, XP 8006, MG 9011, MG 12009, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
11. B902-5Constellation (take 5)Savoy SJL 5500
12. B903-1Parker's Mood (new-take 1)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
13. B903-2Parker's Mood (short-take 2)Savoy MG 12009, SJL 5500
14. B903-3Parker's Mood (orig.-take 3)Savoy 936, 45-307, XP 8001, MG 9010, MG 12009, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
15. B903-4Parker's Mood (take 4)Savoy SJL 5500
16. B903-5Parker's Mood (take 5)-
* Savoy MG 12000   Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1
* Savoy SJL 1107   Charlie Parker - Encores
* Savoy SJL 5500   Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions
* Savoy MG 12009   Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 12014   The Genius Of Charlie Parker
* Savoy SJL 2201   Charlie Parker - Bird: Master Takes
* Savoy MG 9011   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 4
* Savoy MG 9010   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 3
* Savoy XP 8003   Charlie Parker, Vol. 4
* Savoy XP 8005   Charlie Parker, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8006   Charlie Parker, Vol. 7
* Savoy XP 8001   Charlie Parker, Vol. 2
* Savoy 45-308   Charlie Parker - Barbados / Riff Warmer
* Savoy 45-313   Charlie Parker - Ah-Leu-Cha / Constellation
* Savoy 45-307   Charlie Parker - Bluebird / Parker's Mood
* Savoy 936   Charlie Parker - Parker's Mood / Barbados
* Savoy 939   Charlie Parker - Ah-Leu-Cha / Constellation

Sir Charles Thompson's All Stars

Hal Singer (tenor sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, September 21, 1948
B904Cooking With CookieSavoy 679, XP 8050
B905Blue Monday CaravanSavoy 679
B906JibletsAcorn 300
B907Disc Jockey Boogie-
* Savoy XP 8050   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 2
* Acorn 300   Hal Singer - Jiblets / Disc Jockey Boogie
* Savoy 679   Sir Charles Thompson - Cooking With Cookie / Blue Monday Caravan

Charlie Parker All Stars

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-1Perhaps (new-take 1)Savoy MG 12014, SJL 5500
B908-2Perhaps (short-take 2)Savoy MG 12009, SJL 5500
B908-3Perhaps (new-take 3)-
B908-4Perhaps (short-take 4)Savoy SJL 5500
B908-5Perhaps (new-take 5)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
B908-6Perhaps (orig.-take 6)Savoy 45-309, MG 12000, SJL 1107, SJL 5500
B908-7Perhaps (orig.-master)Savoy 938, XP 8003, MG 9010, MG 12000, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
B909-1Marmaduke (short-take 1)Savoy SJL 5500
B909-2Marmaduke (new-take 2)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
B909-3Marmaduke (short-take 3)Savoy SJL 5500
B909-4Marmaduke (new-take 4)-
B909-5Marmaduke (short-take 5)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
B909-6Marmaduke (orig.-take 6)Savoy 45-311, MG 12001
B909-7Marmaduke (orig.-take 7)Savoy MG 12001
B909-8Marmaduke (orig.-take 8)Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1107
B909-9Marmaduke (take 9)Savoy SJL 5500
B909-10Marmaduke (take 10)-
B909-11Marmaduke (take 11)Savoy 938, XP 8006, MG 9011, MG 12009, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
B910-1Steeplechase (orig.-take 1)Savoy 45-312, SJL 5500
B910-2Steeplechase (take 2)Savoy 937, XP 8005, MG 9010, MG 12000, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
B911-1Merry-Go-Round (new-take 1)Savoy MG 12000, SJL 5500
B911-2Merry-Go-Round (orig.-take 2)Savoy 937, 45-303, XP 8004, MG 9011, MG 12014, SJL 2201, SJL 5500
* Savoy MG 12014   The Genius Of Charlie Parker
* Savoy SJL 5500   Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions
* Savoy MG 12009   Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 12000   Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1
* Savoy SJL 1107   Charlie Parker - Encores
* Savoy SJL 2201   Charlie Parker - Bird: Master Takes
* Savoy MG 12001   The Immortal Charlie Parker
* Savoy MG 9010   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 3
* Savoy MG 9011   The Charlie Parker Quintet, Vol. 4
* Savoy XP 8003   Charlie Parker, Vol. 4
* Savoy XP 8006   Charlie Parker, Vol. 7
* Savoy XP 8005   Charlie Parker, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8004   Charlie Parker, Vol. 5
* Savoy 45-309   Charlie Parker - Bird Gets The Worm / Perhaps
* Savoy 45-311   Charlie Parker - Ko-Ko / Marmaduke
* Savoy 45-312   Charlie Parker - Donna Lee / Steeplechase
* Savoy 45-303   Charlie Parker - Half Nelson / Merry-Go-Round
* Savoy 938   Charlie Parker - Marmaduke / Perhaps
* Savoy 937   Charlie Parker - Steeplechase / Merry-Go-Round

Dan Grissom

Dan Grissom (vocals) and others
October 5, 1948
JRC308unknown titleJewel unissued
JRC309Wonderful Christmas Night-
JRC310So You've Fallen In Love-
JRC311unknown title-

Billye Williams

unknown (alto sax) unknown (tenor sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Billye Williams (vocals)
Chicago, IL, October 15, 1948
CP100Disgusted BluesAcorn 310
CP101Hep Hep BluesSavoy unissued
CP102Hard Hearted ManAcorn 310
CP103Anything That's Part Of YouSavoy unissued
Disgusted Woman BluesSavoy 5554
Good Luck Old Boy-
* Acorn 310   Billye Williams - Disgusted Blues / Hard Hearted Man
* Savoy 5554   Billye Williams - Disgusted Woman Blues / Good Luck Old Boy

Brew Moore And His Playboys

Brew Moore (tenor sax) Gene DiNovi (piano) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
NYC, October 22, 1948
S3913Brew Blue (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2210
-Brew BlueSavoy 943, XP 8066, MG 9028, MG 12119, SJL 2210
S3914Blue Brew (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2210
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-Blue BrewSavoy XP 8066, MG 9028, MG 12119, SJL 2210
S3915No More BrewSavoy 943, XP 8066, MG 9028, MG 12119, SJL 2210
S3916More Brew (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2210
-More BrewSavoy XP 8066, MG 9028, MG 12119, SJL 2210
* Savoy SJL 2210   Stan Getz/Al Cohn/Serge Chaloff/Brew Moore/Allen Eager - Brothers And Other Mothers
* Savoy MG 12119   Various Artists - In The Beginning Bebop!
* Savoy MG 9028   The Tenor Sax Of Brew Moore
* Savoy XP 8066   Brew Moore, Vol. 1
* Savoy 943   Brew Moore - Brew Blue / No More Brew

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)

Dan Grissom

Dan Grissom (vocals) and others
circa October, 1948???
JRC337Like A Ship At SeaRegent 1038
* Regent 1038   Dan Grissom - Like A Ship At Sea / Can't Sleep

Wini Brown

Wini Brown (vocals) and others
NYC, November 27, 1948
NSC412I'll Live True To YouNational 9058
NSC413I Met A Stranger-
NSC414An Ordinary Guyunissued
NSC415I Only Have Eyes For You-
* National 9058   Wini Brown - I'll Live True To You / I Met A Stranger

Big Jay McNeely Band

Big Jay McNeely (tenor sax) and others
November 29, 1948
Wild WigSavoy 682, MG 15045
Sunday Dinner (Deacon's Hop)Savoy 698, MG 15045
Benson's GrooveSavoy 682, MG 15045
Man EaterSavoy 713, MG 15045
* Savoy MG 15045   Big Jay McNeely And His Blue Jays
* Savoy 682   Big Jay McNeely - Wild Wig / Benson's Groove
* Savoy 698   Deacon McNeely - Sunday Dinner / California Hop
* Savoy 713   Big Jay McNeely - Man Eater / Cherry Smash

The Ravens

Howard Biggs (piano, arranger) unknown (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Maithe Marshall (lead tenor vocals) Leonard Puzey (2nd tenor vocals) Warren Suttles (baritone vocals) Jimmy Ricks (bass vocals)
November, 1948
NSC401It's Too Soon To KnowNational 9056; Savoy SJL 2227
NSC402Be On Your Merry WayNational 9056
NSC403The House I Live Inrejected
* Savoy SJL 2227   Various Artists - The Ravens - The Greatest Group Of Them All: The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll, Vol. 3
* National 9056   The Ravens - It's Too Soon To Know / Be On Your Merry Way

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 X-Rays With Hal Singer Sextet

Willie Moore (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt (trombone) Hal Singer (tenor sax) George Rhodes (piano) Walter Page (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Milt Larkins (vocals) The X-Rays (vocal group)
NYC, December 10, 1948
S23004I'll Always Be In Love With YouSavoy 681
S23005Teddy's Dreams-
S23006Beef StewSavoy 686
S23007One For Willie-
S23008Neck Bonesunissued
* Savoy 681, 7007   The X-Rays - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Teddy's Dreams
* Savoy 686   Hal Singer - Beef Stew / One For Willie

Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Groovin' HighSavoy MG 12186; Everest FS 214; ESP-Disk' ESP 3000
MC: Charlie Parker, Al Heig takeingSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Big FootSavoy MG 12186; Everest FS 214; ESP-Disk' ESP 3000
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Ornithology (as Thriving On From A Riff)Savoy MG 12179; Everest FS 214; ESP-Disk' ESP 3000
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
On A Slow Boat To ChinaESP-Disk' ESP 3000; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
* Savoy MG 12186   Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker
* Everest FS 214   Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1
* ESP-Disk' ESP 3000, ESPCD 3000   Charlie Parker - Live Performances
* Savoy MG 12179   Charlie Parker - The 'Bird' Returns
* Savoy ZDS 4411/12   Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1

Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Hot HouseSavoy MG 12186; Everest FS 214; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Salt PeanutsEverest FS 214; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
* Savoy MG 12186   Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker
* Everest FS 214   Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1
* Savoy ZDS 4411/12   Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1

Big Jay McNeely And His Blue Jays

Big Jay McNeely (tenor sax) Bob McNeely (baritone sax) Devonia Williams (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 1948
SLA500-3California HopSavoy 698, MG 15045
SLA501-1Cherry SmashSavoy 713, MG 15045
SLA502-1The Deacon's HopSavoy 685, 1143, 45-798, XP 8050, MG 15008, MG 15045; Regent MG 6042; Savoy SJL 2221
SLA503-2Artie's JumpSavoy 685, MG 15045
* Regent MG 6042   Various Artists - Rock And Roll Party #2
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy MG 15045   Big Jay McNeely And His Blue Jays
* Savoy MG 15008   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues
* Savoy XP 8050   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 2
* Savoy 45-798   Big Jay McNeely - The Deacon's Hop / Paul Williams - Thirty-Five-Thirty
* Savoy 698   Deacon McNeely - Sunday Dinner / California Hop
* Savoy 713   Big Jay McNeely - Man Eater / Cherry Smash
* Savoy 685   Big Jay McNeely - The Deacon's Hop / Artie's Jump
* Savoy 1143   Big Jay McNeely - The Deacon's Hop / Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck

Paul Williams And His Hucklebuckers

Phil Guilbeau (trumpet) Miller Sam (tenor sax) Paul Williams (baritone, alto sax) Floyd Taylor (piano) Herman Hopkins (bass) Reetham Mallett (drums)
NYC, December 15, 1948
S23010Free DiceSavoy 711
S23011The HucklebuckSavoy 683, 1143, 1557, 45-799, XP 8049, MG 15008, SJL 2221
S23012Picklesunissued
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy MG 15008   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues
* Savoy XP 8049   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 1
* Savoy 45-799   Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck / Wild Bill Moore - Bubbles
* Savoy 711   Paul Williams - Popcorn / Free Dice
* Savoy 683   Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck / Hoppin' John
* Savoy 1143   Big Jay McNeely - The Deacon's Hop / Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck
* Savoy 1557   Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck / The Hot Shots - Blue Hours

Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Chasin' The Bird-
MC-
Out Of NowhereEverest FS 214; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
How High The MoonEverest FS 214; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
* Everest FS 214   Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1
* Savoy ZDS 4411/12   Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1

Brownie McGhee

George Rhodes (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) Gene Ramey (bass) Arthur Herbert (drums)
NYC, December 20, 1948
S23013Sweet Loverunissued
S23014Brownie's New Worried Life BluesSavoy 747
S23015I Was FooledSavoy 5557
S23016Confused-
* Savoy 747   Brownie McGhee - Brownie's New Worried Life Blues / C.C. Baby
* Savoy 5557   Brownie McGhee/Hal Singer - I Was Fooled / Confused

Charlie Parker Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Half NelsonESP-Disk' ESP 3000; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
White ChristmasESP-Disk' ESP 3000; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
Little Willie LeapsESP-Disk' ESP 3000; Savoy ZDS 4411/12
MCSavoy ZDS 4411/12
* ESP-Disk' ESP 3000, ESPCD 3000   Charlie Parker - Live Performances
* Savoy ZDS 4411/12   Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1

Mary Ann McCall With Phil Moore And His Orchestra

Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Murray McEachern (trombone) Harry Klee (flute, tenor sax) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Harry Schumann (tenor, baritone sax) Tommy Todd (piano) Jack Marshall (guitar) Ernie Shepard (bass) Lee Young (drums) Mary Ann McCall (vocals) Phil Moore (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 1948
D133 | D282You're My ThrillDiscovery 509, DL 3011
D134 | D283I Hadn't Anyone Till YouDiscovery 502, DL 3011
D135 | D284You're Mine, YouDiscovery 502, DL 3011, DL 3014
* Discovery DL 3011   Mary Ann McCall Sings
* Discovery DL 3014   Various Artists - Songs By Rodgers And Hart - Songs By Johnny Green
* Discovery 509, 45-509   Mary Ann McCall/Phil Moore - You're My Thrill / Sunday
* Discovery 502, 45-502   Mary Ann McCall/Phil Moore - I Hadn't Anyone Till You / You're Mine, You

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

Whistling Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones, and others
December, 1948
SO4001Sweet Georgia BrownNational 9063
SO4001BOn The Old Fall River Lineunissued
SO4001BXShine On Harvest MoonNational 9063
* National 9063   Whistling Mr. Jones - Sweet Georgia Brown / Shine On Harvest Moon

Mr. Jones And His Melody Men

Mr. Jones, and others: same personnel
circa December, 1948???
MK6007Sweet GenevieveNational unissued

Billy Mitchell Quintet

Thad Jones (trumpet) Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Terry Pollard (piano, vibes) Jimmy Richardson (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Detroit, MI, 1948
CompulsoryDee Gee XP 4009; Savoy MG 12062
Blue Room-
The Zec-
Alone Together-
* Savoy MG 12062   Various Artists - Swing Not Spring
* Dee Gee XP 4009   Billy Mitchell Quintet

T.J. Fowler Sextet

John Lawton (trumpet) Lee Gross (alto sax) Walter Cox (tenor sax) T.J. Fowler (piano) Henry Ivory (bass) Clarence Stamps (drums)
Detroit, MI, 1948
B7083Red Hot BluesNational 9072
B1796Harmony Grits-
B1797Pleas For LoveSensation unissued
* National 9072   T.J. Fowler - Harmony Grits / Red Hot Blues

The Jubilators

The Jubilators
1948
SPJ4455 | 1376Road To GloryRegal unissued
SPJ4456 | 1377Mother Called My Name-
SPJ4457 | 1378Seek And You Shall Find-
SPJ4458 | 1379Heaven On My Mind-

Otis Smith

Otis Smith
New Orleans, LA, 1948?
NO600Lew's IdeaSavoy 696
NO601I Found Out-
* Savoy 696   Otis Smith - I Found Out / Lew's Idea

The Deep Tones

The Deep Tones
NYC, 1948
S35-116My God Calls MeKing Solomon 1025
S35-117When The Storm Of Life Is OverKing Solomon 1026
S35-118Made Up My Mind-
S35-119Jesus' Love Bubbles OverKing Solomon 1025
* King Solomon 1025   The Deep Tones - My God Calls Me / Jesus' Love Bubbles Over
* King Solomon 1026   The Deep Tones - When The Storm Of Life Is Over / Made Up My Mind

Riley Shepherd

Riley Shepherd (country music band)
NYC, 1948
S35-139Till The End Of The WorldSavoy unissued
S35-140You Should Live So Long-
S35-141The Wedding Waltz-
S35-142You're Fixing To Break My Heart-
S35-143Scrappin'-
S35-144Just An Old Family Album-

Dave Branham

Dave Branham (country music band)
NYC, 1948
S35-146A Voice From The GraveSavoy unissued
S35-147Greenback Dollars-
S35-148Maple On The Hill-
S35-149Be Careful-

Brownie McGhee

Freddie Grooms (piano) Brownie McGhee (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, 1948
S35-166Dreaming And CryingSavoy 704
S35-167I Started Wrong With Youunissued
S35-168Wholesale And RetailSavoy 704
S35-169Promised Loveunissued
* Savoy 704   Brownie McGhee - Dreaming And Crying / Wholesale And Retail

Washboard Pete

Ralph Willis (guitar, vocals) Pete Sanders (washboard)
NYC, 1948
S35-160Christmas BluesSavoy 5556
S35-161Amen BluesSavoy 753
S35-162I'll Never Love Againunissued
S35-163Neighborhood BluesSavoy 5556
S35-164Mama Mama BluesSavoy 753
S35-165Just A Noteunissued
* Savoy 5556   Washboard Pete - Christmas Blues / Neighborhood Blues
* Savoy 753   Sleepy Joe - Amen Blues / Mama Mama Blues

Roy Porter's Seventeen Beboppers

Art Farmer, James Metlock, Eddie Preston, Bob Ross (trumpet) Danny Horton, Jimmy Knepper, William Willington (trombone) Eric Dolphy, Leroy Robinson (alto sax) Joe Howard, Clifford Solomon (tenor sax) Clyde Dunn (baritone sax) Joe Harrison (piano) Ben White (guitar) Roger Alderson (bass) Roy Porter (drums) Alvy Kidd (congas) Paul Sparks (vocals -4)
Los Angeles, CA, 1948 or January 19, 1949
1. SLA1100Pete's BeatSavoy MG 9026, SJL 2215
2. SLA1101Sippin' With Cisco, Part 1Savoy SJL 2215
3. SLA1102Sippin' With Cisco, Part 2-
4. SLA1103This Is You-
5. SLA1104Gassin' The WigSavoy 944, SJL 2215
* Savoy SJL 2215   Various Artists - Black California
* Savoy MG 9026   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 5
* Savoy 944   Roy Porter - Little Wig / Gassin' The Wig

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals)
Detroit, MI, 1948-1949
D1100Mercy BluesSavoy unissued
D1101Boogie Woogie-
D1102Helpless BluesRegent 1001
D1103Good BusinessSavoy unissued
D1104Goin' Mad BluesRegent 1001
D1105Grievin' BluesSavoy unissued
D1106Lowdown Midnight BoogieSavoy 5558
D1107Landing Blues-
D1108Twister BluesSavoy unissued
D1109Shady Grove Blues-
D1110Going Home Blues-
D1111Like A Woman-
* Regent 1001   Delta John - Helpless Blues / Goin' Mad Blues
* Savoy 5558   Birmingham Sam - Lowdown Midnight Boogie / Landing Blues

The Ward Singers

unknown (organ, piano) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie (vocal group)
1948-1949
GW1Surely God Is AbleSavoy 4017, MG 15057, MG 14001, MG 14069, DBL 7015, SGL 7022
GW2I Need Thee Every HourSavoy 4017
* Savoy MG 14001   The Ward Singers - Surely God Is Able
* Savoy MG 14069   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 1
* Savoy DBL 7015   The Best Of The Ward Singers
* Savoy SGL 7022   Various Artists - Golden Gospel Jubilee: 20 Greatest Hits
* Savoy MG 15057   The Famous Ward Singers - Hymns
* Savoy 4017   The Famous Ward Singers - Surely God Is Able / I Need Thee Every Hour

Baby Face

Little Walter (harmonica, vocals) Muddy Waters (guitar) Baby Face Leroy (drums, vocals)
Chicago, IL, circa 1948
SBL4459Moonshine BabySavoy 1122
SBL4460Red Headed Woman-
* Savoy 1122   Baby Face - Moonshine Baby / Red Headed Woman
= Savoy 1501   Baby Face - Red Headed Woman / Moonshine Baby

Billy Tate

Billy Tate (guitar) and others
Chicago, IL, circa 1948
4461Ooh Ooh BabySavoy unissued
4462Cryin' In The Morning-

Joe Van Loan

Joe Van Loan (vocals) and others
Chicago, IL, circa 1948
4463Until I Feel For YouSavoy unissued
4464Are We Through-

Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards (vocals, piano) and others
circa 1948-1949???
NSC416Run, Jack RabbitNational unissued
NSC417The Wind-
NSC418Huckleberry HeavenRegent MG 6096
NSC419A Bee Stung A HorseNational unissued
same session
NSC428That's Worryin' Me-
NSC429Venus Is The Moon Tonight-
NSC430You Got To Straighten It Out-
NSC431Concerto Boogie-
NSC432Who'll Take My Place When I'm GoneRegent MG 6096
NSC433The Cherry In My Fruit Cocktail-
NSC434You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me-
NSC435Who's Gonna Reel Who InNational unissued
* Regent MG 6096   Tommy Edwards Sings