Savoy Records Discography: 1953

1953

Varetta Dillard With T.J. Fowler Orchestra

Dezie McCullers (trumpet) Jeremiah Taylor (alto sax) Walter Cox (tenor sax) T.J. Fowler (piano) Henry Ivory (bass) Clarence Stamps (drums) Varetta Dillard (vocals)
Detroit, MI, January 16, 1953
SVD4300Three LiesSavoy 884
SVD4301Getting Ready For My Daddy-
SVD4302Camel WalkSavoy 885
SVD4303Gold RushSavoy 885; Regent MG 6042
* Regent MG 6042   Various Artists - Rock And Roll Party #2
* Savoy 884   Varetta Dillard - Three Lies / Getting Ready For My Daddy
* Savoy 885   T.J. Fowler - Camel Walk / Gold Rush

Emmitt Slay Trio

Bob White (organ, vocals) Emmitt Slay (guitar, vocals) Lawrence Jackson (drums)
Detroit, MI, January 23, 1953
SES4304You Told Me That You Loved MeSavoy 892
SES4305My Kind Of WomanSavoy 886
SES4306Running Rabbitsunissued
SES4307Brotherly LoveSavoy 886
SES4308Male Callunissued
* Savoy 892   Emmitt Slay - You Told Me That You Loved Me / I've Learned My Lesson
* Savoy 886   Emmitt Slay - My Kind Of Woman / Brotherly Love

Red Miller

Red Miller (vocals) and others
Detroit, MI, January 23, 1953
SRM4309Please Be KindSavoy 895
SRM4310That's What Love Did To Me-
* Savoy 895   Red Miller - Please Be Kind / That's What Love Did To Me

Jimmy Deuchar Showcase

Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet) Derek Humble (alto sax) Don Rendell (tenor sax) Dill Jones (piano) Sammy Stokes (bass) Phil Seamen (drums)
London, England, January 27, 1953
Climbing The BushVogue (E) LDE 023
Stormy Weather-
Early-
53E118SpainVogue (E) V 2164, (E) LDE 023
Time WasVogue (E) LDE 023
53E117MagooVogue (E) V 2164, (E) LDE 023
Someone To Watch Over MeVogue (E) LDE 023
Toot Sweet-
* Vogue (E) LDE 023   Jimmy Deuchar Showcase
= Vogue (F) LD 130; Discovery DL 2004   Jimmy Deuchar Showcase - New Sound From England
* Vogue (E) V 2164   Jimmy Deuchar - Magoo / Spain

The Four Buddies With Hal Singer's Orchestra

Hal Singer (tenor sax) Kenny Owens (piano) Jimmy Cannady (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Leon "Larry" Harrison (lead tenor vocals) Gregory Carroll (2nd tenor vocals) Bert Palmer (baritone vocals) Tommy Smith (bass vocals) (vocal group)
NYC, March 3, 1953
SES4311You Left Me Aloneunissued
SES4312Ooh OwSavoy 888
SES4313Got Everything But Youunissued
SES4314My Mother's EyesSavoy 888
* Savoy 888   The Four Buddies - Ooh Ow / My Mother's Eyes

Dolly Cooper With Hal Singer's Orchestra

Hal Singer (tenor sax) Kenny Owens (piano) Jimmy Cannady (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Dolly Cooper (vocals) Leon "Larry" Harrison (lead tenor vocals) Gregory Carroll (2nd tenor vocals) Bert Palmer (baritone vocals) Tommy Smith (bass vocals) (vocal group)
NYC, March 3, 1953
SDC4315I'd Climb The Highest MountainSavoy 891
* Savoy 891   Dolly Cooper - I Wanna Know / I'd Climb The Highest Mountain

The Famous Ward Singers

unknown (organ, guitar, drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group)
NYC, March 6, 1953
SWS4316Since I Found The LightSavoy 4044, MG 15057, MG 14001, DBL 7015
SWS4317I Just Can't Make It MyselfSavoy 4044, MG 14006, DBL 7015
SWS4318God Moves In Mysterious Waysunissued
SWS4319In That Great Judgement Morning-
* Savoy MG 14001   The Ward Singers - Surely God Is Able
* Savoy DBL 7015   The Best Of The Ward Singers
* Savoy MG 14006   The Famous Ward Singers - Lord Touch Me
* Savoy MG 15057   The Famous Ward Singers - Hymns
* Savoy 4044   The Famous Ward Singers - Since I Found The Light / I Just Can't Make It Myself

Dolly Cooper With Hal Singer's Orchestra

Hal Singer (tenor sax) Dolly Cooper (vocals) and others
NYC, March 6, 1953
SDC4320I Wanna KnowSavoy 891
SDC4321Me And My Babyunissued
SDC4322HometownSavoy 890
SDC4323Easy Living-
* Savoy 891   Dolly Cooper - I Wanna Know / I'd Climb The Highest Mountain
* Savoy 890   Hal Singer - Hometown / Easy Living

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 1953
D6058-2Chili PepperSavoy SJL 2217
D6058-3-Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
D6058-4-Discovery 171, DL 3019; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
D6058-5-Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
D6059-1Suzy The PoodleDiscovery 170, DL 3019; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
D6059-3-Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
D6059-5--
D6059-6-Savoy SJL 2217
D6060-1Everything Happens To MeSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
D6060-2--
D6060-3-Savoy SJL 2217
D6060-4-Discovery 171, DL 3019; Regent MG 6069; Savoy SJL 2217
D6060-6-Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
D6061-4Tickle ToeDiscovery 170, DL 3019; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
D6061-9-Savoy SJL 2217
* Savoy SJL 2217   Art Pepper Discoveries
* Savoy MG 12089   Art Pepper - Surf Ride
* Regent MG 6069; Savoy MG 12215   Art Pepper, Sonny Redd - Two Altos
* Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88   Art Pepper - The Complete Surf Ride
* Discovery DL 3019   Art Pepper
* Discovery 171   Art Pepper - Chili Pepper / Everything Happens To Me
* Discovery 170   Art Pepper - Suzy The Poodle / Tickle Toe

Emmitt Slay Trio

Bob White (organ, vocals) Emmitt Slay (guitar, vocals) Lawrence Jackson (drums)
NYC, March 30, 1953
SES4325I've Learned My LessonSavoy 892
SES4326Be Mine Once MoreSavoy 1101
SES4327The Greasy Spoonunissued
SES4328Male CallSavoy 1101
SES4329I've Learnedunissued
* Savoy 892   Emmitt Slay - You Told Me That You Loved Me / I've Learned My Lesson
* Savoy 1101   Emmitt Slay - Be Mine Once More / Male Call

Chuck Wayne Quintet

Brew Moore (tenor sax -1/3) Harvey Leonard (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1953
1. 412533-3You Brought A New Kind Of Love To MeProgressive 107, PLP 3003; Savoy XP 8120, MG 12077
2. 412531-3S.S. Cool-
3. 412532-2Mary AnnProgressive 108, PLP 3003; Savoy XP 8120, MG 12077
4.Butterfingers-
Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Harvey Leonard (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
FL113While My Lady SleepsProgressive PLP 3003; Savoy XP 8119, MG 12077
FL112Tasty Pudding-
FL111ProspectingProgressive 110, PLP 3003; Savoy XP 8119, MG 12077
FL110Sidewalks Of Cuba-
* Savoy MG 12077   The Guitar And Quintet Of Chuck Wayne
* Progressive PLP 3003   Chuck Wayne Quintet
= Savoy MG 15035   The Guitar Of Chuck Wayne
* Savoy XP 8120   Chuck Wayne Quintet, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8119   Chuck Wayne Quintet, Vol. 1
* Progressive 107   Chuck Wayne - S.S. Cool / You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
* Progressive 108   Chuck Wayne - Mary Ann / Butterfingers
* Progressive 110   Chuck Wayne - Sidewalks Of Cuba / Prospecting

Phil Urso Quartet

Phil Urso (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Howie Mann (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1953
SPU4329Little PresSavoy XP 8059, MG 15041, MG 12056, SJL 2236
SPU4330Three Little Words-
SPU4331Don't Take Your Love From Me-
SPU4332She's Funny That Way-
* Savoy MG 12056   Phil Urso - The Philosophy Of Urso
* Savoy SJL 2236   Various Artists - Brothers And Other Mothers, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 15041   Phil Urso - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet
* Savoy XP 8059   Phil Urso - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 12

Gene Ammons Octet

John Coles (trumpet) Lino Murray (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) McKinley Easton (baritone sax) John Huston (piano) unknown (guitar) Benny Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, April 15, 1953
S302Red TopUnited U 149; Savoy 4528, MG 14033, SJL 1103
* Savoy MG 14033   Gene Ammons - Golden Saxophone
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy 4528   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Stairway To The Stars
* United U 149   Gene Ammons - Just Chips / Red Top

Marian McPartland Trio

Marian McPartland (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, April 27, 1953
SMM4333What Is This Thing Called LoveSavoy XP 8032, MG 15022, MG 12005
SMM4334All My Life-
SMM4335A Fine Romance-
SMM4336Willow Weep For Me-
SMM4337Lullaby In RhythmSavoy XP 8108, MG 15022, MG 12005
SMM4338There'll Never Be Another You-
* Savoy MG 12005   Marian McPartland, Vol. 2 - Lullaby Of Birdland
* Savoy MG 15022   Marian McPartland - Moods
* Savoy XP 8032   Marian McPartland - Moods
* Savoy XP 8108   Marian McPartland - Moods, Vol. 5

Julian Gould

Julian Gould (piano, organ) unidentified orchestra
NYC, April 27, 1953
SJG4339Melody In FSavoy MG 15052
SJG4340My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice-
SJG4341April In Portugal-
SJG4342Liebestraum-
SJG4343By The Waters Of Minnetonka-
SJG4344Barcarole-
SJG4345Humoresque-
SJG4346The Bells Of St. Mary-
* Savoy MG 15052   Julian Gould At The Organ/Piano

The Carols With T.J. Fowler's Band

T.J. Fowler (piano) ??? Worthy (piano, arranger) Dave Hamilton (guitar) Gene Taylor (bass) Clarence Stamps (drums) Kenneth Duncan (lead tenor vocals) William Davis (2nd tenor vocals) Wilbert Tindle (baritone vocals) Tommy Evans (bass vocals) (vocal group)
Detroit, MI, April 27, 1953
SCS4347Call For Meunissued
SCS4348I Got A Feelin'Savoy 896
SCS4349Mighty Lak A Roseunissued
SCS4350Fifty Million WomenSavoy 896
* Savoy 896   The Carols - I Got A Feelin' / Fifty Million Women

Varetta Dillard

George Kelly (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Lee Anderson (piano) Lonnie Johnson (guitar) Prince Babbs (bass) Gene Brooks (drums) Varetta Dillard (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, May 15, 1953
SVD4367Mercy Mr. PercySavoy 897, SJL 2221
SVD4368No Kinda Good No HowSavoy 897
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy 897   Varetta Dillard - Mercy Mr. Percy / No Kinda Good No How

Dolly Cooper

George Kelly (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Lee Anderson (piano) Lonnie Johnson (guitar) Prince Babbs (bass) Gene Brooks (drums) Dolly Cooper (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, May 15, 1953
SDC4369Alley CatSavoy 898
SDC4370I Need Romance-
* Savoy 898   Dolly Cooper - Alley Cat / I Need Romance

Billy Wright

Billy Wright (vocals) and others
Atlanta, GA, May 29, 1953
SBW4380Four Cold Cold WallsSavoy 1100
* Savoy 1100   Billy Wright - After Awhile / Four Cold Cold Walls

Willie Johnson

Willie Johnson (piano, vocals) and others
New Orleans, LA, June 1, 1953
SWJ4371She Don't Love MeSavoy unissued

Earl Johnson

Robert Caffery (tenor sax) Huey Smith (piano) Earl King (guitar) Roland Cook (bass) Charles Williams (drums) Earl Forrest (vocals)
New Orleans, LA, June 1, 1953
SEJ4372Have You Gone CrazySavoy 1102
SEJ4373Beggin' At Your Mercy-
SEJ4374You Don't Love Me Anymoreunissued
SEJ4375How Much Longer-
* Savoy 1102   Earl Johnson - Have You Gone Crazy / Beggin' At Your Mercy

Huey Smith

Robert Caffery (tenor sax) Huey Smith (piano, vocals) Earl King (guitar) Roland Cook (bass) Charles Williams (drums)
New Orleans, LA, June 1, 1953
SHS4376You Made Me CrySavoy 1113, SJL 2221
SHS4377You're Down With Me-
* Savoy SJL 2221   Various Artists - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll
* Savoy 1113   Huey Smith - You Made Me Cry / You're Down With Me

Willie Johnson

Willie Johnson (piano, vocals) and others
New Orleans, LA, June 1, 1953
SWJ4378Why Don't You Do RightSavoy unissued
SWJ4379I Gave Her All My Love-

Gene Ammons Octet

John Coles (trumpet) Lino Murray (trombone) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) McKinley Easton (baritone sax) John Huston (piano) unknown (guitar) Benny Stuberville (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, June 8, 1953
U1331FuzzyUnited U 185; Savoy 4529, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1332Stairway To The StarsUnited U 164; Savoy 4528, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1333Jim DawgsUnited U 164; Savoy 4529, MG 14033, SJL 1103
U1334Big SlamUnited U 175; Savoy MG 14033, SJL 1103
* Savoy MG 14033   Gene Ammons - Golden Saxophone
* Savoy SJL 1103   Gene Ammons - Red Top
* Savoy 4529   Gene Ammons - Jim Dog / Fuzzy
* Savoy 4528   Gene Ammons - Red Top / Stairway To The Stars
* United U 185   Gene Ammons - Traveling Light / Fuzzy
* United U 164   Gene Ammons - Stairway To The Stars / Jim Dawgs
* United U 175   Gene Ammons - Big Slam, Part 1 & 2

Eddie Bert Quintet

Eddie Bert (trombone) Duke Jordan (piano) Sal Salvador (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Mel Zelnick (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1953
Little TrainDiscovery DL 3020
Conversation PieceDiscovery DL 3020, DL 3024
Love Me Or Leave MeDiscovery DL 3020
Prelude To A Kiss-
* Discovery DL 3020   Eddie Bert Quintet
* Discovery DL 3024   Eddie Bert

Al Cohn Quintet

Nick Travis (trumpet) Al Cohn (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Curley Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1953
I'm Tellin' YaProgressive PLP 3004; Savoy XP 8122, MG 15036, MG 12048
Jane Street-
Ah-MooreProgressive PLP 3004; Savoy XP 8123, MG 15036, MG 12048
That's What You Think-
That's What You Think - 1Savoy SJL 1126
* Savoy MG 12048   Al Cohn's Tones
= Savoy SJL 1126   The Progressive Al Cohn
* Progressive PLP 3004   Al Cohn Quintet
* Savoy MG 15036   The Al Cohn Quintet
* Savoy XP 8122   Al Cohn Quintet, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8123   Al Cohn Quintet, Vol. 2

Don Elliott Quartet

Don Elliott (trumpet, mellophone, vibes, bongos) Douglas Duke (organ) Mort Herbert (bass) Sid Bulkin (drums)
NYC, June 24, 1953
SDE4381A Stranger In TownSavoy XP 8092, MG 12054
SDE4382When Your Lover Has GoneSavoy XP 8093, MG 9033
SDE4383Where Or WhenSavoy 1103, XP 8093, MG 9033, MG 12054
SDE4384Take Me Out To The Ball GameSavoy 1103, XP 8092, MG 9033, MG 12054
* Savoy MG 12054   Cal Tjader, Don Elliott - Vibrations
* Savoy MG 9033   The Versatile Don Elliott
* Savoy XP 8092   The Versatile Don Elliott
* Savoy XP 8093   The Versatile Don Elliott, Vol. 2
* Savoy 1103   Don Elliott - Where Or When / Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Varetta Dillard

Bobby Johnson (trumpet) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Skip Hall (piano) Carl Wilson (bass) Billy Smith (drums) Varetta Dillard (vocals)
NYC, July 1, 1953
SVD4393I Love You Just The SameSavoy 1107
SVD4394I Love You-
SVD4395I Only Had A Littleunissued
SVD4396Don't Steal My Heart-
* Savoy 1107   Varetta Dillard - I Love You Just The Same / I Love You

The Ward Singers

unknown (organ, guitar, drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Thelma Jackson (vocal group)
NYC, July 16, 1953
SWS4397Who Shall Be Able To StandSavoy 4047, MG 14006, DBL 7015
SWS43980I Know It Was The Lord, Part 1Savoy 4045, MG 14001, DBL 7015
SWS43981I Know It Was The Lord, Part 2-
SWS4399I Want To Be More Like JesusSavoy 4047, MG 14006, DBL 7015
* Savoy MG 14006   The Famous Ward Singers - Lord Touch Me
* Savoy DBL 7015   The Best Of The Ward Singers
* Savoy MG 14001   The Ward Singers - Surely God Is Able
* Savoy 4047   The Famous Ward Singers - Who Shall Be Able To Stand / I Want To Be More Like Jesus
* Savoy 4045   The Famous Ward Singers - I Know It Was The Lord, Part 1 & 2

Louis Prima Orchestra

Louis Prima (trumpet, vocals, leader) and others
NYC, July 16, 1953
SLP4400Brooklyn BoogieSavoy 1111
SLP4401Robin Hood-
* Savoy 1111   Louis Prima - Brooklyn Boogie / Robin Hood

Eddie Bert Quintet

Eddie Bert (trombone) Vinnie Dean (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, July 29, 1953
Around TownDiscovery DL 3024
Broadway-
Interwoven-
KaleidoscopeDiscovery EP 20, DL 3024
RipplesDiscovery DL 3024
He Ain't Got Rhythm-
Melting Pot-
Cherokee-
* Discovery DL 3024   Eddie Bert
* Discovery EP 20   Eddie Bert Quintet

Doug Duke Trio

Douglas Duke (organ) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Mel Zelnick (drums)
NYC, August 21, 1953
SDD4402Song Of IndiaSavoy 1108, XP 8099; Regent MG 6013
SDD4403If Love Is Good To Me-
SDD4404In A Persian MarketSavoy XP 8099; Regent MG 6013
SDD4405A Fine Romance-
SDD4406It Might As Well Be SpringRegent MG 6013
SDD4407Love Is Just Around The Corner-
* Regent MG 6013   The Jazz Organist Doug Duke Playing
* Savoy XP 8099   Doug Duke Trio
* Savoy 1108   Doug Duke - Song Of India / If Love Is Good To Me

The Wanderers

Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Dave McRae (baritone sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Carl Wilson (bass) Sid Bulkin (drums) The Wanderers (vocal group)
NYC, August 26, 1953
SWD4408Tell Me Howunissued
SWD4409Heh Mae EthelSavoy 1109
SWD4410Nothing I Wouldn't Dounissued
SWD4411We Could Find HappinessSavoy 1109
* Savoy 1109   The Wanderers - Heh Mae Ethel / We Could Find Happiness

Bobby Scott Trio

Bobby Scott (piano) Jim Corbette (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1953
SBC4412Just One Of Those ThingsSavoy XP 8103, MG 15055, MG 12043
SBC4413But BeautifulSavoy 1112, XP 8103, MG 15055, MG 12043
SBC4414Once In A WhileSavoy XP 8103, MG 15055, MG 12043
SBC4415Lover Manunissued
SBC4416I Married An AngelSavoy 1112, XP 8103, MG 15055, MG 12043
* Savoy MG 12043   Various Artists - The Jazz Keyboards
* Savoy MG 15055   Wally Cirillo - Bobby Scott
* Savoy XP 8103   Bobby Scott
* Savoy 1112   Bobby Scott - I Married An Angel / But Beautiful

Lenny Hambro Quintet

Eddie Bert (trombone) Lenny Hambro (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Sid Bulkin (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, September 22, 1953
SLH4417Sad EyesSavoy XP 8109
SLH4418Ham NoseSavoy 1114, XP 8109
SLH4419-2Try A Little TendernessSavoy 1114, XP 8109, MG 15031
SLH4420Makin' WhoopeeSavoy XP 8109, MG 15031
* Savoy MG 15031   Lenny Hambro - Mambo Hambro
* Savoy XP 8109   Lennie Hambro
* Savoy 1114   Lenny Hambro - Ham Nose / Try A Little Tenderness

Joan Shaw

Joan Shaw (vocals) and others
September 29, 1953
6140You Make Me Cry Myself To SleepGem 212
6141What Do You Want With Me-
6142RegretfulGem 213
6143I've Got The Blues (He's Cheating)-
* Gem 212   Joan Shaw - You Make Me Cry Myself To Sleep / What Do You Want With Me
* Gem 213   Joan Shaw - Regretful / I've Got The Blues (He's Cheating)

Babs Gonzales

Gil Askey, Hal Mitchell (trumpet) Bob Range (trombone) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Maurice Simon (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, October 9, 1953
SBG8600Get Out Of That BedSavoy 1115, SJL 2225
SBG8601The Boss Is Back (aka Ornithology)-
SBG8602Hight Priced Womanunissued
SBG8603The Continental-
* Savoy SJL 2225   Various Artists - The Be Bop Boys
* Savoy 1115   Babs Gonzales - The Boss Is Back / Get Out Of That Bed

The Famous Ward Singers

unknown (organ, guitar, drums) Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Thelma Jackson (vocal group)
NYC, October 13, 1953
SWS4421Only The CrumbsSavoy 4051
SWS4422Oh Lard, How LongSavoy 4048, MG 14006
SWS4423Farther On Up The RoadSavoy 4048, MG 14006, DBL 7015
SWS4424The Wonderful Counsellor Is Pleading For MeSavoy 4051
* Savoy MG 14006   The Famous Ward Singers - Lord Touch Me
* Savoy DBL 7015   The Best Of The Ward Singers
* Savoy 4051   The Famous Ward Singers - Only The Crumbs / The Wonderful Counsellor Is Pleading For Me
* Savoy 4048   The Famous Ward Singers - Oh Lard, How Long / Farther On Up The Road

Beryl Booker Trio

Beryl Booker (piano) Bonnie Wetzel (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 1953
D6146-3EbonyDiscovery 176, DL 3021
D6147-2Thou Swell-
Polka Dots And MoonbeamsDiscovery DL 3021
That Old Gang Of Music-
Symphony-
Booker Te-
An Old Piano Plays The Blues-
One For My Baby-
Let's Do Itunissued
Satin Doll-
You Always Hurt The One You Love-
* Discovery DL 3021   Beryl Booker Trio
* Discovery 176   Beryl Booker - Ebony / Thou Swell

Cal Tjader Quartet

Cal Tjader (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, October 21, 1953
SCT4425MinoritySavoy 1120, XP 8101, MG 9036, MG 12054
SCT4426I Want To Be Happy-
SCT4427Love Me Or Leave MeSavoy 1117, XP 8101, MG 9036, MG 12054
SCT4428Tangerine-
* Savoy MG 12054   Cal Tjader, Don Elliott - Vibrations
* Savoy MG 9036   Cal Tjader Vibist
* Savoy XP 8101   Cal Tjader
* Savoy 1120   Cal Tjader - Minority / I Want To Be Happy
* Savoy 1117   Cal Tjader - Love Me Or Leave Me / Tangerine

Doug Duke Trio

Douglas Duke (organ) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Mel Zelnick (drums)
NYC, October 21, 1953
SDD4429LauraSavoy 1116, XP 8111; Regent MG 6013
SDD4430The Things We Did Last SummerSavoy XP 8111; Regent MG 6013
SDD4431Yesterdays-
SDD4432There's A Small HotelSavoy 1116, XP 8111; Regent MG 6013
* Regent MG 6013   The Jazz Organist Doug Duke Playing
* Savoy XP 8111   Douglas Duke
* Savoy 1116   Doug Duke - Laura / There's A Small Hotel

Marian McPartland Trio

Marian McPartland (piano) Vinnie Burke (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
"Hickory House", NYC, October, 1953
SMC4438A Foggy DaySavoy MG 15032, MG 12004
SMC4439The Lady Is A Tramp-
SMC4440I've Got The World On A String-
SMC4441Manhattan-
SMC4442Aunt Hagar's Blues-
SMC4443Four Brothers-
SMC4454Once In A WhileSavoy MG 12004
Squeeze MeSavoy MG 12043
Liza-
September SongSavoy MG 12097
Embraceable You-
Laura-
* Savoy MG 12004   Marian McPartland, Vol. 1 - Jazz At Storyville/Jazz At The Hickory House
* Savoy MG 12043   Various Artists - The Jazz Keyboards
* Savoy MG 12097   Various Artists - Lookin' For A Boy
* Savoy MG 15032   Marian McPartland - Jazz At The Hickory House

Varetta Dillard

Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Wally Richardson (guitar) John William Jr. (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Varetta Dillard (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, November 4, 1953
SVD4433I Ain't Gonna TellSavoy 1118
SVD4434Betcha Mr. Fletcherunissued
SVD4435(That's The Way) My Mind Is WorkingSavoy 1118
SVD4436Rocks In Your Headunissued
SVD4437Stringin' Along-
* Savoy 1118   Varetta Dillard - I Ain't Gonna Tell / (That's The Way) My Mind Is Working

Big Bertha

Bertha Henderson (vocals) and others
New Orleans, LA, November 22, 1953
SBB4444Love Is A Crazy ThingSavoy 1119
SBB4445Little Daddy-
* Savoy 1119   Big Bertha - Love Is A Crazy Thing / Little Daddy

Dolly Cooper And The Wanderers

William Campbell (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Haywood Henry (baritone sax) Mickey Baker (guitar) Johnny Williams (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums) Dolly Cooper (vocals -3,4) The Wanderers (vocal group)
NYC, December 8, 1953
1. 4467What Do I Dounissued
2. 4468My First, Last And Only Girl-
3. SDC4465You Gotta Be Good To YourselfSavoy 1121
4. SDC4466Love Can't Be Blind-
* Savoy 1121   Dolly Cooper - You Gotta Be Good To Yourself / Love Can't Be Blind

Ragtime Reinhold

Reinhold Svensson (organ) Hans Burman (bass) Sture Kallin (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, December 17, 1953
mr584Alexander's Ragtime Band / Goofus / A Broken Doll / StumblingMetronome (Swd) MEP 38; Regent MG 6009
mr585DardanellaMetronome (Swd) J 292, MEP 38; Regent MG 6009
mr586Thanks For The Buggy Ride-
* Regent MG 6009   Ragtime Reinhold, Olson Brothers - Ragtime
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 38   Ragtime Reinhold Plays, Vol. 1
* Metronome (Swd) J 292   Ragtime Reinhold - Dardanella / Thanks For The Buggy Ride

Bill Campbell And Ed Balman

Ed Balman, Bill Campbell
December 23, 1953
4469That ManSavoy unissued

The Wanderers

The Wanderers (vocal group)
December 23, 1953
4470Did You See ThatSavoy unissued

Rev. Charles Watkins

Rev. Charles Watkins (vocals) The Original Concertones
NYC, December 28, 1953
SCW4471Don't Let This Harvest PassSavoy 4049
SCW4472What He Done For MeSavoy 4054
SCW4473Sweet Hour Of Prayer-
SCW4474Run, Run And Tell HimSavoy 4049
* Savoy 4049   Rev. Charles Watkins - Don't Let This Harvest Pass / Run, Run And Tell Him
* Savoy 4054   Rev. Charles Watkins - Sweet Hour Of Prayer / What He Done For Me

The Famous Banks Brothers

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Charles Banks, Jeff Banks (vocals)
NYC, December 28, 1953
SBB4475I've Got The WitnessSavoy 4050, MG 14013
SBB4476For My Sake-
* Savoy MG 14013   Various Artists - Newport Spiritual Stars
* Savoy 4050   The Famous Banks Brothers - I've Got The Witness / For My Sake

The Caravans

unknown (organ, piano) Albertina Walker, Ora Lee Hopkins, Elyse Yancey, Nellie Grace Daniels, Bessie Griffin (vocal group)
Chicago, IL, 1953
GCA70368 | S1415Let Us RunGospel MG 3008
GCA70369 | S1416Since I Met Jesus-
GCA70370 | S1417Blessed And Brought Up By The Lord-
GCA70371 | S1418Ain't That Good News-
GCA70372 | S1420Keep On Trusting-
GCA70373 | S1421Just As I AmSavoy unissued
GCA70374 | S1422Jesus Is A Rock-
unknown (organ, piano) Albertina Walker, Ora Lee Hopkins, Elyse Yancey, Nellie Grace Daniels (vocal group)
GCA70375 | S1316What A Friend We Have In JesusGospel MG 3009
GCA70376 | S1317It's Real-
GCA70377 | S1318Why Should I Worry-
GCA70378 | S1319When I Get Home-
GCA70379 | S1320I Want To See Jesus-
GCA70380 | S1321In A Little While-
GCA70381 | S1322Jesus Knows-
GCA70382 | S1323On My Journey Home-
GCA70383 | S1324Do You Know Jesus-
* Gospel MG 3008   The Caravans - He Won't Deny Me
* Gospel MG 3009   Caravans' Anniversary Album

The Staple Singers

Roebuck Staples (guitar, vocals) Yvonne Staples, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples, Purvis Staples, Cynthis Staples (vocal group) and others
Chicago, IL, 1953
GST70384 | U1382It's Gonna RainGospel MG 3001
GST70385 | U1383I Just Can't Keep It To Myself-
GST70390 | U1380Sit DownGospel MG 3001; Savoy MG 14069, SGL 7022
GST70391 | U1381Tell HeavenGospel MG 3001
GST70392 | U1379Revive Us Again-
* Gospel MG 3001   Various Artists - A Gospel Program
* Savoy MG 14069   Various Artists - Great Golden Gospel Hits, Vol. 1
* Savoy SGL 7022   Various Artists - Golden Gospel Jubilee - 20 Greatest Hits

King Curtis Quintet

King Curtis (tenor sax) Melvin Daniels (piano, vocals) Webster Armstrong (guitar) ... Dobbs (bass) Vernon Lewis (drums)
Fort Worth, TX, 1953
6120Tenor In The SkyGem 208
6121No More Crying On My Pillow-
* Gem 208   King Curtis - Tenor In The Sky / No More Crying On My Pillow

Joan Shaw With Freddie Mitchell Group

Freddie Mitchell (tenor sax) Joan Shaw (vocals) and others
NYC, 1953
6104You Drive Me CrazyGem 205
6105Why Don't You Leave My Heart Alone-
* Gem 205   Joan Shaw, Freddie Mitchell - You Drive Me Crazy / Why Don't You Leave My Heart Alone

Freddie Mitchell Group

Freddie Mitchell (tenor sax) and others
NYC, 1953
6106MushGem 206
6107Honkin' Away-
* Gem 206   Freddie Mitchell - Mush / Honkin' Away

Bob Freedman Trio

Bob Freedman (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
1953
ImaginationSavoy MG 15040
Autumn In New York-
A Foggy Day-
Sophisticated Lady-
Stars Fell On Alabama-
Jeepers Creepers-
Always-
Deep Purple-
* Savoy MG 15040   The Bob Freedman Trio

Joe Burton and others

Joe Burton (piano) and others
1953?
If I Could Be With YouSavoy XP 8107
Caravan-
Carumba-
Moodus Bootus-
* Savoy XP 8107   Piano Styles Of Joe Burton

Cliff Ayers

Cliff Ayers
circa 1953???
6122I'm So AshamedGem 7002
6123Magic Land-
* Gem 7002   Cliff Ayers - I'm So Ashamed / Magic Land

Phil Whelan

Phil Whelan
circa 1953???
6124BravoGem 7003
6125Mine-
* Gem 7003   Phil Whelan - Bravo / Mine

Joan Shaw

Joan Shaw (vocals) and others
circa 1953???
6126Baby Come OnGem 209
6127Oh How I Hate To Say Goodbye-
* Gem 209   Joan Shaw - Baby Come On / Oh How I Hate To Say Goodbye

Rudy Hanson

Rudy Hanson
circa 1953???
6132Cry, Baby, CryGem 7004
6133Mending My Fences-
* Gem 7004   Rudy Hanson - Cry, Baby, Cry / Mending My Fences

The Chords

The Chords (doo wop group)
circa 1953???
6138Daddy Loves MommyGem 211
6139In The Woods-
* Gem 211   The Chords - Daddy Loves Mommy / In The Woods

Bill McGuffie Trio

unknown (vibes) Bill McGuffie (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
circa 1953???
More Than You KnowVogue (F) LD 090
Carioca-
Isle Of Capri-
Make Believe-
I Wished On The Moon-
Stardust-
Dear Little Cafe-
Chopsticks-
* Vogue (F) LD 090; Discovery DL 2007   Bill McGuffie - West-End Mood

Joe Salvatore

Joe Salvatore
circa 1953???
6160When You're In LoveGem 7005
6161Are You Satisfied-
* Gem 7005   Joe Salvatore - When You're In Love / Are You Satisfied

Canadian All Stars

Al Baculis (clarinet) Gordon Fleming (accordion) Yvan Landry (piano) Harold Gaylor (bass) Billy Graham (drums)
circa 1953???
Hello, Young LoversDiscovery EP 16
Takin' A Chance On Love-
Billy Boy-
The Things We Did Last Summer-
* Discovery EP 16   Canadian All Stars

Rainbows

Rainbows (vocal group)
circa 1953???
6164My Heart Is YoursGem 214
6165Can't You See I Love You-
* Gem 214   Rainbows - My Heart Is Yours / Can't You See I Love You

Jimmy Crawford

Jimmy Crawford (drums)
circa 1953???
6166That Ain't RightGem 215
6167Till My Baby Comes Home-
* Gem 215   Jimmy Crawford - That Ain't Right / Till My Baby Comes Home

Four Bells

Four Bells (vocal group)
circa 1953???
6176Only A MiracleGem 220
6177My Tree-
* Gem 220   Four Bells - Only A Miracle / My Tree

Curly Bridges And Frank Motley

Curly Bridges, Frank Motley
circa 1953???
6180Curly's Lament, Part 1Gem 216
6181Curly's Lament, Part 2-
* Gem 216   Curly Bridges, Frank Motley - Curly's Lament, Part 1 & 2 (not released)

Parakeets

Parakeets
circa 1953???
6182Give Me TimeGem 218
* Gem 218   Frank Motley - I'm Losing My Mind Over You / Give Me Time

Frank Motley

Frank Motley
circa 1953???
6183I'm Losing My Mind Over YouGem 218
* Gem 218   Frank Motley - I'm Losing My Mind Over You / Give Me Time

Angel Face

Angel Face (vocals) and others
circa 1953???
6184Don't Ever Leave MeGem 219
* Gem 219   Angel Face - Don't Ever Leave Me / Indeed I Do (not released)

Frank Motley

Frank Motley
circa 1953???
6185Indeed I DoGem 219
* Gem 219   Angel Face - Don't Ever Leave Me / Indeed I Do (not released)

Canadian All Stars

Al Baculis (clarinet) Gordon Fleming (accordion) Yvan Landry (piano) Harold Gaylor (bass) Billy Graham (drums)
circa 1953???
Winnipeg OasisDiscovery DL 3025
Sincerely Yours-
Zonky-
Some Folks Do-
* Discovery DL 3025   Various Artists - The Canadian All Stars

The Earls

The Earls
circa 1953???
6211Believe Me My LoveGem 221
6212Spinnin'-
* Gem 221   The Earls - Believe Me My Love / Spinnin'