Savoy Records Discography: 1954

1954

Isles Of Jazz British

Jimmy Deuchar, Jo Hunter (trumpet) Keith Christie (trombone) Don Rendell, Jimmy Skidmore (tenor sax) Ralph Dollimore (piano) Johnny Hawksworth (bass) Allan Ganley (drums)
London, England, January 12, 1954
Ice FallDiscovery DL 2010
Jimmy Deuchar, Jo Hunter (trumpet) Keith Christie (trombone) Don Rendell, Jimmy Skidmore (tenor sax) Derek Smith (piano) Johnny Hawksworth (bass) Phil Seamen (drums)
Straw Thatch-
Keith Christie (trombone) Don Rendell (tenor sax) Derek Smith (piano) Johnny Hawksworth (bass) Phil Seamen (drums)
I'm Beginning To See The Light-
Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet) Don Rendell (tenor sax) Dill Jones (piano) Johnny Hawksworth (bass) Allan Ganley (drums)
Caraline-
* Discovery DL 2010   Various Artists - Isles Of Jazz

Luther Bond And His Emeralds

Russell Hampton (trumpet) Edwin Conley (bass) Charles Montgomery (drums) Wilbur Jackson (unknown instruments) Luther Bond (lead vocals) The Emeralds (vocal group) and others
Cincinnati, OH, January 15, 1954
SLB4477See What You DoneSavoy 1124
SLB4478What If You-
SLB4479Starlight StarbrightSavoy 1131
SLB4480You Were My Love-
* Savoy 1124   Luther Bond - See What You Done / What If You
* Savoy 1131   Luther Bond - Starlight Starbright / You Were My Love

George Stevenson

George Stevenson (trombone) Lee Allen (tenor sax) and others
New Orleans, LA, January 19, 1954
SGS5100She Can't Be Foundunissued
SGS5101Meet Me At Grandma's JointSavoy 1123
SGS5102Teasin' Tan-
SGS5103You Left Me Her To Cryunissued
* Savoy 1123   George Stevenson - Meet Me At Grandma's Joint / Teasin' Tan

Bobby Banks And The Waileroos

Bobby Banks (organ) The Waileroos, and others
February 11, 1954
WW2400Hold 'Em JoeSavoy unissued
WW2401Estudiantina-
WW2402Caramba-
WW2403Jalousie-
WW2404Mambo BluesSavoy 1132
WW2405Apriblu MamboSavoy unissued
WW2406Ruby-
WW2407Malaguena-
WW2408Summertime-
WW2409Early Autumn-
WW2410TreesRegent MG 6004
WW2411If I Loved You-
WW2412Wailing Mambo-
Mom-Beau-
* Regent MG 6004   Various Artists - Organ - Sweet And Swingin'
* Savoy 1132   Johnny Otis - Mambo Boogie / Robert Banks - Mambo Blues

Phil Urso Trio

Phil Urso (tenor sax) Bobby Banks (organ) Rodney "Red" Alcott (drums)
NYC, February 18, 1954
WBU2413My Heart Stood StillSavoy MG 12056
WBU2414My Heart Tells MeRegent MG 6003
WBU2415Where Or WhenSavoy MG 12056
WBU2416False ExitSavoy unissued
WBU2417This Can't Be LoveSavoy MG 12056
WBU2418They Can't Take That Away From MeRegent MG 6003
WBU2419Creamin'Savoy unissued
WBU2420Lush TushSavoy MG 12056
WBU2421RhythmSavoy unissued
Easy OutSavoy MG 12056
Blues O Remember Her ByRegent MG 6003
* Savoy MG 12056   Phil Urso - The Philosophy Of Urso
* Regent MG 6003   Phil Urso - Sentimental Journey

Dave Dixon

Lee Allen (tenor sax) Huey Smith (piano) Robert Parker, Joe Smith, Billy Tate (unknown instruments) Dave Dixon (vocals)
New Orleans, LA, February 19, 1954
SGD4485My PleaSavoy 1126
SGD4486Over The River-
* Savoy 1126   Dave Dixon - My Plea / Over The River

The Hampton Sisters

The Hampton Sisters
probably New Orleans, LA, February 19, 1954
SHS4490My Heart Tells MeSavoy 1125
SHS4491Du Da Daunissued
SHS4492My Mean Men-
SHS4493Hey Little BoySavoy 1125
* Savoy 1125   The Hampton Sisters - My Heart Tells Me / Hey Little Boy

Little Eddie Langlois

Eddie Langlois (vocals) and others
New Orleans, LA, February 19, 1954
SEL4487My Little GirlSavoy unissued
SEL4488Hallelujah-
SEL4489I've Got The Blues-

Billy Wright

Albert Dobbins, Jimmy Hinsley, Charles Holloway, Wesley Jackson, Roy Mays, J.W. Simpson, Eddie Tigner (unknown instruments) Billy Wright (vocals)
Atlanta, GA, February 25, 1954
SBW4481I Criedunissued
SBW4482Live The LifeSavoy 1127
SBW4483I Remember-
SBW4484Will You Need Meunissued
* Savoy 1127   Billy Wright - Live The Life / I Remember

Beryl Booker Trio / Don Byas And Beryl Booker Trio

Beryl Booker (piano) Bonnie Wetzel (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums)
Paris, France, February, 1954
Paris Medley: April In ParisVogue (F) LD 203; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 95
Paris Medley: Paris In The Spring-
Paris Medley: The Last Time I Saw Paris-
Paris Medley: I Love Paris-
Cheek To Cheek-
Don Byas (tenor sax) Beryl Booker (piano, vocals) Bonnie Wetzel (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums)
Makin' Whoopee-
I Should Care-
Beryl Booker's Byas-ed Blues-
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 95   Don Byas Meets The Girls - Jazz Legacy 45
* Vogue (F) LD 203   Don Byas
= Discovery DL 3022   Don Byas With Beryl Booker

Cal Tjader Quartet

Cal Tjader (vibes) Richard Wyands (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
San Francisco, CA, March 2, 1954
SCT4496A Sunday Kind Of LoveSavoy XP 8117, MG 9036, MG 12054
SCT4497After You've Gone-
SCT4498It's You Or No One-
SCT4499Isn't It RomanticSavoy XP 8117, MG 9036
* Savoy MG 12054   Cal Tjader/Don Elliott - Vibrations
* Savoy MG 9036   Cal Tjader Vibist
* Savoy XP 8117   Cal Tjader

Nappy Brown

Al Sears, Sam Taylor (tenor sax) George Berg (baritone sax) Howard Biggs (piano, arranger) Mickey Baker (guitar) Abie Baker (bass) Jimmy Crawford (drums) Nappy Brown (vocals)
NYC, March 31, 1954
SNB4500Is It True, Is It TrueSavoy 1135
SNB4501That ManSavoy 1129
SNB4502I Wonder-
SNB4503Two Faced WomanSavoy 1135
* Savoy 1135   Nappy Brown - Is It True, Is It True / Two Faced Woman
* Savoy 1129   Nappy Brown - That Man / I Wonder

The Orchids

The Orchids, and others
NYC, April 1, 1954
WOW6661My StorySavoy unissued
WOW6662Darling Is It True-

The Dreams

The Dreams (vocal group) and others
NYC, April 1, 1954
WDM6663DarleneSavoy 1130
WDM6664A Letter To My Girl-
* Savoy 1130   The Dreams - Darlene / A Letter To My Girl

The Drinkard Singers

unknown (trombone) Larry Drinkard (piano, vocals) Dicky Mitchell (organ) Emily Drinkard, Marie Epps, Judy Guions, Ann Moss, one unknown, Lee Warwick (vocals) and others
NYC, April 1, 1954
WDS6665When I Rise In The MorningSavoy 4053, MG 14013
WDS6666A Sinner Like Me-
WDS6667When Jesus Shall ComeSavoy MG 14013
WDS6668I Can't Turn Around-
* Savoy MG 14013   Various Artists - Newport Spiritual Stars
* Savoy 4053   The Drinkard Singers - A Sinner Like Me / When I Rise In The Morning

The Hot Shots

The Hot Shots
April 7, 1954
WFB2422-1Blue DreamsSavoy 1136
WFB2422Horse's NeckSavoy 1128
WFB2423Blue HoursSavoy 1128, 1557
* Savoy 1136   The Hot Shots - Blue Nights / Blue Dreams
* Savoy 1128   The Hot Shots - Horse's Neck / Blue Hours
* Savoy 1557   Paul Williams - The Hucklebuck / The Hot Shots - Blue Hours

The Ward Jubilairs

The Ward Jubilairs
NYC, April 9, 1954
SWJ4504Let Jesus Help YouSavoy unissued
SWJ4505He's Coming Again-
SWJ4506Glad Morning-
SWJ4507Why I Love Jesus-

Lennie Hambro With Eddie Bert

Eddie Bert (trombone) Lennie Hambro (alto sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Louis Barretto (bass) Jose Mangual, Ubaldo Nieto, Ray "Mongo" Santamaria (percussion)
NYC, April 13, 1954
SLH4508Mambo BarbaritaSavoy 1142, XP 8116, MG 15031
SLH4509Linda LunaSavoy XP 8116, MG 15031
SLH4510Mucho Pompero-
SLH4511See You LaterSavoy MG 15031
SLH4512Feeding The ChickenSavoy 1142, XP 8116, MG 15031
* Savoy MG 15031   Lenny Hambro - Mambo Hambro
* Savoy XP 8116   Lennie Hambro - Mambo Hambro
* Savoy 1142   Lennie Hambro/Eddie Bert - Mambo Barbarita / Feeding The Chicken

Phil Urso - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Phil Urso (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, April 30, 1954
SPU4513ChiketaSavoy XP 8118, MG 15041, MG 12056, SJL 2236
SPU4514Wizzard Gizzard-
SPU4515Stop Watch-
SPU4516Ozzie's Ode-
* 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 8118   Phil Urso - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

Joe Roland Quartet

Joe Roland (vibes) Freddie Redd (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Ron Jefferson (drums)
NYC, May 10, 1954
Little PateSavoy XP 8127
Indian SummerSavoy XP 8127, MG 15034, MG 12039
I've Got The World On A String-
Garrity's Night-
Stephanie's DanceSavoy MG 15034, MG 12039
* Savoy MG 12039   The Joltin' Joe Roland And His Quartets - Symphonette
* Savoy MG 15034   Joe Roland Symfonet
* Savoy XP 8127   Joe Roland Quintet

Kool Koller Kombo

Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone) Hans Koller (tenor sax) Roland Kovac (piano) Franz "Shorty" Roeder (bass) Rudi Sehring (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, May 14, 1954
Get HappyDiscovery DL 2011
Ice Koller-
* Discovery DL 2011   Hans Koller - Kool Koller Kombo

Kool Koller Kombo

Hans Koller (tenor sax) Roland Kovac (piano) Franz "Shorty" Roeder (bass) Rudi Sehring (drums)
Cologne, West Germany, May 21, 1954
Sweet LineDiscovery DL 2011
All The Things You Are-
Dear Old Stockholm-
Iris-
* Discovery DL 2011   Hans Koller - Kool Koller Kombo

The Unique Gospel Singers

The Unique Gospel Singers (vocal group)
NYC, May 26, 1954
STU4517Jesus, Wonderful JesusSavoy 4058
STU4518Strength And Courage-
STU4519Lord What About Meunissued
STU4520Lord We Trust In You-
* Savoy 4058   The Unique Gospel Singers - Jesus, Wonderful Jesus / Strength And Courage

Carrie Thomas

Carrie Thomas
NYC, May 26, 1954
SCT4521Mighty FineSavoy unissued
SCT4522Standing At The Gate-

Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) unknown (piano) unknown (organ) unknown (bass) Buddy Smith (drums) unidentified vocal choir
Chicago, IL, May 27, 1954
6994Flight ElevenSavoy MG 12013, SJL 2220
6995Modern Fantasy-
6996Confessin'-
6997September Song-
6998They Can't Take That Away From Me-
6999Should I-
7000BluesParrot unissued
7001I'll Flow My Secret HeartSavoy MG 12013
7002I'll Tell You Later-
7003What A Difference A Day Made-
On My Way-
Last StopSavoy MG 12013, SJL 2220
Goin' Down HomeSavoy MG 12013
* Savoy MG 12013   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Returns
* Savoy SJL 2220   Various Artists - The Tenor Sax Album

The Famous Ward Singers

Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group) and others
NYC, June 5, 1954
SWS4523Oh GabrielSavoy 4066, MG 14026
SWS4524Weeping May Endure For A NightSavoy 4062, MG 14026
SWS4525I'm Climbing Higher And HigherSavoy 4055, MG 14026
SWS4526God's Amazing Love-
* Savoy MG 14026   The Ward Singers - I Feel The Holy Spirit
* Savoy 4066   The Famous Ward Singers - Oh Gabriel / When They Crown Him Lord Of All
* Savoy 4062   The Famous Ward Singers - Weeping May Endure For A Night / Treading The Wine Press Alone
* Savoy 4055   The Famous Ward Singers - I'm Climbing Higher And Higher / God's Amazing Love

Johnny Mehegan Quartet

Johnny Mehegan (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Vinnie Burke (bass) Joe Morello (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1954
SJM4573Taking A Chance On LoveSavoy XP 8130, MG 15054, MG 12077
SJM4574Sirod-
SJM4575Uncus-
SJM4576Stella By Starlight-
* Savoy MG 12077   The Guitar And Quintet Of Chuck Wayne
* Savoy MG 15054   The John Mehegan Trio/Quartet
* Savoy XP 8130   Johnny Mehegan

Earl Williams With Lee Allen's Orchestra

Jack Willis (trumpet) Waldron Joseph (trombone) Lee Allen (tenor sax) Edward Frank (piano) Justin Adams (guitar) Frank Fields (bass) Earl Palmer (drums) Earl Williams (vocals)
New Orleans, LA, June 14, 1954
SEW4577I Can't Go OnSavoy 1133
SEW4578Let's Make Love Tonight-
SEW4579The Eelunissued
SEW4580Creole Alley-
* Savoy 1133   Earl Williams - I Can't Go On / Let's Make Love Tonight

The Blue Diamonds

Huey Smith (piano) Billy Tate (guitar) Frank Fields (bass) Earl Palmer (drums)
New Orleans, LA, June 15, 1954
STD4581Honey BabySavoy 1134
STD4582She's Goneunissued
STD4583No MoneySavoy 1134
* Savoy 1134   The Blue Diamonds - Honey Baby / No Money

Roosevelt Wright With Billy Tate Band

Huey Smith (piano) Billy Tate (guitar) Frank Fields (bass) Earl Palmer (drums) Roosevelt Wright (vocals)
New Orleans, LA, June 15, 1954
4584Bayou BluesSavoy unissued
4585Tia Juana Boogie-
4586Johnnie Mae-
4587Saratoga Stomp-

Varetta Dillard With Leroy Kirkland Orchestra

unknown (tenor sax) unknown (baritone sax) unknown (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) possibly Bobby Donaldson (drums) Varetta Dillard (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
August 20, 1954
SVD11002Send Me Some MoneySavoy 1137
SVD11003Love-
* Savoy 1137   Varetta Dillard - Send Me Some Money / Love

Wilbert Harrison With Leroy Kirkland Orchestra

unknown (tenor sax) unknown (baritone sax) unknown (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) possibly Bobby Donaldson (drums) Wilbert Harrison (vocals) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
August 20, 1954
SWH11004The Ways Of A WomanSavoy 1138
SWH11005Don't Drop ItSavoy 1138, 1571
* Savoy 1138   Wilbert Harrison - The Ways Of A Woman / Don't Drop It
* Savoy 1571   Wilbert Harrison - Baby Don't You Know / Don't Drop It

J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding Quintet

J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Billy Bauer (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 24, 1954
Blues For TrombonesSavoy 4506, XP 8140, MG 15038, MG 12125, MG 12010, SJL 2232
What Is This Thing Called LoveSavoy XP 8140, MG 15048, MG 12010, SJL 2232
LamentSavoy XP 8142, MG 15038, MG 12010, SJL 2232
The MajorSavoy XP 8141, MG 15048, MG 12010, SJL 2232
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12010   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai
* Savoy SJL 2232   J.J. Johnson - Mad Be Bop
* Savoy MG 15038   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai
* Savoy MG 15048   J.J. Johnson Quintet - Kai Winding's All Stars
* Savoy XP 8140   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8142   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 3
* Savoy XP 8141   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 2
* Savoy 4506   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Bernie's Tune / Blues For Trombones

Art Pepper Quartet

Art Pepper (alto sax) Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Claude Williamson (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) Paul Ballerina (drums -1/12) Larry Bunker (drums -13/23)
Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 1954
1. D6301-3NutmegDiscovery DL 3023; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
2. D6301-4-Savoy SJL 2217
3. D6301-6-Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
4. D6301-7--
5. D6302-Savoy SJL 2217
6. D6303-1Deep PurpleDiscovery DL 3023; Regent MG 6069; Savoy SJL 2217
7. D6304-2CinnamonSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
8. D6304-3-Savoy SJL 2217
9. D6304-5-Discovery DL 3023; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
10. D6305-1What's NewSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
11. D6305-2-Savoy SJL 2217
12. D6305-3-Discovery DL 3023; Regent MG 6069; Savoy SJL 2217
13. D6306-1Thyme TimeSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
14. D6306-2-Discovery DL 3023; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
15. D6306-3-Savoy SJL 2217
16. D6307-1Straight LifeSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
17. D6307-2-Discovery DL 3023; Savoy 4518, MG 12089, MG 12126, SJL 2217
18. D6307-3-Savoy SJL 2217
19. D6308-1Art's OreganoSavoy (J) K30Y-6187/88
20. D6308-2-Savoy SJL 2217
21. D6308-5-Discovery DL 3023; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
22. D6309-2The Way You Look TonightSavoy SJL 2217
23. D6309-5-Discovery DL 3023; Savoy MG 12089, SJL 2217
* Savoy MG 12089   Art Pepper - Surf Ride
* Savoy SJL 2217   Art Pepper Discoveries
* Regent MG 6069; Savoy MG 12215   Art Pepper/Sonny Redd - Two Altos
* Savoy MG 12126   Various Artists - The Jazz Hour
* Savoy (J) K30Y-6187/88   Art Pepper - The Complete Surf Ride
* Discovery DL 3023   Art Pepper Quintet
* Savoy 4518   Art Pepper - These Foolish Things / Straight Life

J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding Quintet

J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Wally Cirillo (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 26, 1954
Bernie's TuneSavoy 4506, XP 8141, MG 15038, MG 12010, SJL 2232
ReflectionsSavoy XP 8141, MG 15038, MG 12010, SJL 2232
Co-OpSavoy XP 8140, MG 15038, MG 12010, SJL 2232
Blues In TwosSavoy XP 8142, MG 15038, MG 12010, SJL 2232
* Savoy MG 12010   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai
* Savoy SJL 2232   J.J. Johnson - Mad Be Bop
* Savoy MG 15038   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai
* Savoy XP 8141   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 2
* Savoy XP 8140   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8142   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Jay And Kai, Vol. 3
* Savoy 4506   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding - Bernie's Tune / Blues For Trombones

Morris Fontain

Morris Fontain
September 28, 1954
SMF6900Cryin' My Heart OutSavoy 1139
SMF6901Juicin' And Goofin'-
* Savoy 1139   Morris Fontain - Cryin' My Heart Out / Juicin' And Goofin'

Joe Roland Quartet

Joe Roland (vibes) Wade Legge (piano) Danny Martucci (bass) Ronnie Jefferson (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1954
SJR6910Joyce's ChoiceSavoy MG 15047, MG 12039
SJR6911Gene's Stew-
SJR6912Music House-
SJR6913Spice-
* Savoy MG 12039   The Joltin' Joe Roland And His Quartets - Symphonette
* Savoy MG 15047   The Joe Roland Quartet

Charles Mingus Sextet

John LaPorta (clarinet, alto sax) Teo Macero (tenor, baritone sax) George Barrow (baritone, tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Rudy Nichols (drums)
NYC, October 31, 1954
SCM6914Purple HeartSavoy MG 15050, MG 12059, SJL 1113
SCM6915Gregorian Chant-
SCM6916Eulogy For Rudy Williams-
SCM6917Tea For Two-
SCM6918Getting Together-
SCM6919Body And SoulSavoy MG 15050, SJL 1113
* Savoy MG 12059   Charles Mingus - Jazz Composers Workshop #2
* Savoy SJL 1113   Charles Mingus - Jazz Workshop
* Savoy MG 15050   Charles Mingus - The Moods Of Mingus

The Five Trumpets

The Five Trumpets
Atlanta, GA, October, 1954
SFT6914Lord, I Want To Be ChristianSavoy 4060
SFT6915Amazing Grace-
SFT6916I Shall Not Be MovedSavoy 4072
SFT6917I've Got Jesus-
* Savoy 4060   The Five Trumpets - Lord, I Want To Be Christian / Amazing Grace
* Savoy 4072   The Five Trumpets - I Shall Not Be Moved / I've Got Jesus

The Rhodaires

The Rhodaires
October, 1954
6918Guide MeRegent MG 6080
6919Lord I Want To Go-
* Regent MG 6080   Various Artists - A Gospel Program

Arnold Laws' Specials

Arnold Laws' Specials
circa October, 1954
SAL6902Blood Of JesusSavoy 4057
SAL6903Glory To The Lamb Of God-
* Savoy 4057   Arnold Laws' Specials - Blood Of Jesus / Glory To The Lamb Of God

The Dreams

The Dreams (vocal group)
circa October, 1954
SDP6904I'm Losing My MindSavoy 1140
SDP6905Under The Willow-
* Savoy 1140   The Dreams - I'm Losing My Mind / Under The Willow

The Famous Banks Brothers

unknown (organ, piano, drums) Charles Banks, Jeff Banks (vocals)
circa October, 1954
SBB6906Happy In GlorySavoy 4065, MG 14013
SBB6907Show Me The Way-
* Savoy MG 14013   Various Artists - Newport Spiritual Stars
* Savoy 4065   The Famous Banks Brothers - Happy In Glory / Show Me The Way

The Afro Quintet

The Afro Quintet
circa October or November, 1954
SAQ6920Toll The BellsSavoy 4061
SAQ6921Workin' For My Jesus-
* Savoy 4061   The Afro Quintet - Toll The Bells / Workin' For My Jesus

The Drinkard Singers

Emily Drinkard, Larry Drinkard, Marie Epps, Judy Guions, Ann Moss, one unknown, Lee Warwick (vocals) and others
circa October or November, 1954
STD6922Somebody PrayedSavoy unissued
STD6923This Man JesusRegent MG 6080
* Regent MG 6080   Various Artists - A Gospel Program

The Rocking Brothers

The Rocking Brothers
circa October or November, 1954
SA1558The GrinderSavoy 1144; Regent MG 6015
SA1559Play Boy Hop-
* Regent MG 6015   Various Artists - Rock And Roll
* Savoy 1144   The Rocking Brothers - The Grinder / Play Boy Hop

Kenny Clarke Sextet

Frank Morgan (alto sax) Walter Benton (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes, vocals) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1954
SK4400SonorSavoy MG 15051, MG 12006
SK4401Strollin'Savoy 4504, MG 15051, MG 12006, MG 12125
SK4402Blues MoodSavoy MG 15051, MG 12006
SK4403I've Lost Your LoveSavoy MG 12061
SK4404SkootSavoy MG 15051, MG 12006
* Savoy MG 12006   Kenny Clarke - Telefunken Blues
* Savoy MG 12125   Various Artists - The Many Faces Of Blues
* Savoy MG 12061   Meet Milt Jackson
* Savoy MG 15051   The Kenny Clarke Sextet
* Savoy 4504   Kenny Clarke - Strollin' / Telefunken Blues

Vin Strong Quartet

Vin Strong (organ) Wally Richardson (guitar) Charles Mingus (bass) James Smith (drums)
NYC, November 9, 1954
SVS7900LovinglyRegent MG 6004
SVS7901Heart StringsSavoy 1145; Regent MG 6004
SVS7902Swingin' The MamboSavoy 1145
SVS7903New Orleans MamboSavoy unissued
* Regent MG 6004   Various Artists - Organ - Sweet And Swingin'
* Savoy 1145   Vin Strong - Heart Strings / Swingin' The Mambo

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler
NYC, November 11, 1954
6213Trim Your EyesGem 222
6214Cruelty For Kindness-
* Gem 222   Jimmy Butler - Trim Your Eyes / Cruelty For Kindness

Ulysses Burton

Ulysses Burton (vocals)
NYC, November 11, 1954
6215Please Set Me FreeGem 223
6216Don't Take Your Love From Me-
* Gem 223   Ulysses Burton - Please Set Me Free / Don't Take Your Love From Me

Sticks McGhee And The Ramblers

Bubba Brooks (tenor sax) Fletcher Smith (piano) Sticks McGhee (guitar, vocals) Prince Babbs (bass) Irving Brown (drums)
NYC, November 12, 1954
SSM7904Ease My Worried Mindunissued
SSM7905Things Have ChangedSavoy 1148
SSM7906Travelin' Onunissued
SSM7907Help Me BabySavoy 1148
* Savoy 1148   Sticks McGhee - Things Have Changed / Help Me Baby

The Famous Ward Singers

Gertrude Ward, Clara Ward, Henrietta Waddy, Marion Williams, Willa Ward Moultrie, Frances Steadman, Kitty Parham (vocal group) and others
NYC, November 13, 1954
SWS4588Sweet Little Jesus BoySavoy 4059, MG 14026
SWS4589Glory, Glory To The King-
SWS4590When They Crown Him Lord Of AllSavoy 4066
SWS4591Treading The Wine Press AloneSavoy 4062, MG 14034
* Savoy MG 14026   The Ward Singers - I Feel The Holy Spirit
* Savoy MG 14034   The Famous Ward Singers - That Old Landmark
* Savoy 4059   The Famous Ward Singers - Sweet Little Jesus Boy / Glory, Glory To The King
* Savoy 4066   The Famous Ward Singers - Oh Gabriel / When They Crown Him Lord Of All
* Savoy 4062   The Famous Ward Singers - Weeping May Endure For A Night / Treading The Wine Press Alone

The Roamers

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Ernie Hayes (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Doles Dickens (bass) Panama Francis (drums) The Roamers (vocal group) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, November 19, 1954
WWR7910Deep FreezeSavoy 1147
WWR7911I'll Never Get Over You-
* Savoy 1147   The Roamers - Deep Freeze / I'll Never Get Over You

Wilbert Harrison With The Roamers

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Ernie Hayes (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar) Wilbert Harrison (guitar, vocals) Doles Dickens (bass) Panama Francis (drums) The Roamers (vocal group) Leroy Kirkland (arranger, director)
NYC, November 19, 1954
WWH7912Da Dee Ya Du (I'll Do Anything For You)Savoy 1149
WWH7913Women And Whiskey-
* Savoy 1149   Wilbert Harrison - Women And Whiskey / Da Dee Ya Du

The Staple Singers

Roebuck Staples (guitar, vocals) Yvonne Staples, Mavis Staples, Cleotha Staples, Purvis Staples, Cynthis Staples (vocal group) and others
Chicago, IL, December, 1954?
GST70386 | U1515Since He Lightened My Heavy LordGospel 1011
GST70387 | U1516This May Be My Last TimeSharp 603
GST70388 | U1513Low Is The WayGospel 1011
GST70389 | U1514This Same JesusSharp 603
* Gospel 1011   The Famous Staple Singers - Low Is The Way / Since He Lightened My Heavy Lord
* Sharp 603   The Staple Singers - This May Be My Last Time / This Same Jesus

Joe Williams With Red Saunders Orchestra

Sonny Cohn (trumpet) Riley Hampton (alto sax) Leon Washington (tenor sax) McKinley Easton (baritone sax) Earl Washington (piano) Ike Perkins (guitar) Walt Champion (bass) Red Saunders (drums) Joe Williams (vocals)
Chicago, IL, 1954
SJW1100-1Blow Mr. LowSavoy 1165; Regent MG 6002
SJW1101-1Time For Moving-
It's Raining AgainRegent MG 6002
Detour Ahead-
Always On The Blue Side-
In The Evening-
* Regent MG 6002; Savoy MG 12216   Joe Williams Sings
* Savoy 1165   Joe Williams - Blow Mr. Low / Time For Moving

The Caravans

unknown (organ, piano) Albertina Walker, Ora Lee Hopkins, Elyse Yancey, Nellie Grace Daniels, Bessie Griffin (vocal group)
Chicago, IL, 1954
GCA70344 | S1419CrucifixionSharp LP 2000
* Sharp LP 2000   The Famous Caravans - Old Time Religion

John Lee Hooker

Eddie Kirkland (guitar) John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
New Jersey, 1954
When My Wife Quits MeSavoy MG 16000
* Savoy MG 16000   Various Artists - Livin' With The Blues

The Heavenly Lights

Napoleon (Nappy) Brown (vocals) and others
1954
SHL5600Freedom After AwhileSavoy unissued
SHL5601Jesus Said ItSavoy 4052
SHL5602Come Over HereRegent MG 6070
SHL5603Vacation In Heaven-
SHL5604Lord I'm In Your HandsSavoy 4052; Regent MG 6070
* Regent MG 6070   The Gospel All-Stars - The Gospel Train
* Savoy 4052   The Heavenly Lights - Jesus Said It / Lord I'm In Your Hands

The Banks Brothers

Charles Banks, Jeff Banks (vocals) and others
1954
SBB5605I Need SomeoneSavoy unissued
SBB5606Happy In Glory-

The Rhodaires

The Rhodaires
1954
SRD5607Farther AlongSavoy 4056
SRD5608When He Calls Me-
SRD5609Oh Lord Show Me The Wayunissued
* Savoy 4056   The Rhodaires - Farther Along / When He Calls Me

Joe Williams With King Kolax Orchestra

King Kolax (trumpet, leader) Ike Perkins (guitar) Joe Williams (vocals) and others
Chicago, IL, circa 1954???
They Didn't Believe MeRegent MG 6002
Every Day I Have The Blues-
Kansas City Blues-
* Regent MG 6002; Savoy MG 12216   Joe Williams Sings

Joe Williams

unknown (trombone) Joe Williams (vocals) unidentified rhythm and vocal choir
Chicago, IL, circa 1954???
Safe, Sane And SingleRegent MG 6002
* Regent MG 6002; Savoy MG 12216   Joe Williams Sings

The Embers

The Embers
circa 1954???
6219Please Come HomeDiscovery unissued?
6220Love Birds-