Verve Records Catalog: Popular 2000 series

Verve Popular 2000 series (12 inch LP)

MGV 2000   Anita O'Day Sings - Anita

Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (trombone) Corky Hale (harp) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1955
2555-6 | 20000-6 | 63VK411Beautiful Love
2556-6 | 20001-6 | 63VK406As Long As I Live
2557-7 | 20002-7 | 63VK403Who Cares
2558-4 | 20003-4 | 63VK405Fine And Dandy
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1955
2559-10 | 20004-10 | 63VK410I Fall In Love Too Easily
2560-4 | 20005-4 | 63VK404I Can't Get Started
2561-4 | 20006-4 | 63VK402A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
2562-9 | 20007-9 | 63VK408Time After Time
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1955
2563-7 | 20008-7 | 63VK400You're The Top
2564-10 | 20009-10 | 63VK407No Moon At All
2565-1 | 20010-1 | 63VK401Honeysuckle Rose
2566-8 | 20011-8 | 63VK409I'll See You In My Dreams
** also issued on Verve V/V6 8483 entitled "This Is Anita".

MGV 2001   Toni Harper Sings - Toni

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Toni Harper (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1955
2583-2 | 20012-2Gone With The Wind
2584-1 | 20013-1You Don't Know What Love Is
2585-6 | 20014-6Little Girl Blue
2586-1 | 20015-1Singin' In The Rain
2587-1 | 20016-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
2589-5 | 20018-5Like Someone In Love
2590-8 | 20019-8I Could Write A Book
2591-3 | 20020-3Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 1956
2604-3 | 20021-3Love For Sale
2605-6 | 20022-6A Foggy Day
2606-4 | 20023-4You Took Advantage Of Me
2607-9 | 20024-9Can't We Be Friends

MGV 2002   Oscar Peterson With Strings - In A Romantic Mood

Oscar Peterson (piano) unidentified orchestra, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 30, 1955
2592-7 | 20025-7Laura
2593-10 | 20026-10Ruby
2594-5 | 20027-5It Could Happen To You
2595-2 | 20028-2A Sunday Kind Of Love
2596-8 | 20029-8I Only Have Eyes For You
2597-2 | 20030-2Tenderly
2598-9 | 20031-9Stars Fell On Alabama
2599-7 | 20032-7Stella By Starlight
2600-2 | 20033-2Black Coffee
2601-6 | 20034-6I Thought About You
2602-1 | 20035-1The Boy Next Door
2603-2 | 20036-2Our Waltz

MGV 2003   Chico O'Farrill - Mambo Latino Dances

unidentified orchestra, Chico O'Farrill (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1954
1574-3Lamento
1576-8Cachita
1577-1Rumbonsito
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 21, 1954
1578-2Te Quiero Dijiste
1580-6Angels Flight
1581-3Tres Palabras
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1954
1583-1Vaya Con Dios
1584-6Pianarabatibiri
1585-4L.A. Mambo
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 1954
1613-5Quiereme Mucho
1614-2More Mambo
1615-7Mambo For Bunto
1616-2Botellero

MGV 2004   Pastel Moods By Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1952
692-2You Go To My Head
693-3They Can't Take That Away From Me
694-3There's A Small Hotel
695-2You Turned The Tables On Me
696-1These Foolish Things
697-2I Can't Get Started
698-1Blue Moon
699-2East Of The Sun
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1954
1702-2My Old Flame
1703-1Ghost Of A Chance
1704-4Serenade In Blue
1705-6Sweet Lorraine
1706-6Angel Eyes
1707-1Unforgettable
1708-3Moonglow

MGV 2005   Phil Moore - Fantasy For Girl And Orchestra

Ray Linn, Gerald Wilson, Snooky Young (trumpet) Ben Benson, Hank Coker, Murray McEachern (trombone) Harry Schumann (French horn) Harry Klee (flute) Marshall Royal (alto sax, clarinet) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Calvin Jackson (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Red Callender or Art Shapiro (bass) Lee Young (drums) unidentified strings, Phil Moore (director)
Los Angeles, CA, 1947
D105Concerto For Trombone And Orchestra, Part 1
D106Concerto For Trombone And Orchestra, Part 2
D107Fugue For Bar Room Piano
D108Misty Moon Blues
D109 | D293Day Dream
D110 | D292125th Street Prophet
D111 | D291Cornucopia
Fantasy For Girl And Orchestra
Mood For You

MGV 2006   Buddy Baker - Two In Love

Juan Tizol (valve trombone) George Poole (flute) Willie Smith (alto sax) Ernie Hughes (piano) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Buddy Baker (arranger, conductor) and others
Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1954
1908-4Lonesome
1909-4Mirror On The Walter
1910-2Out Of This World
1911-3Javille
1912-2Be My Pretty Flower
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1913-3Love Me Forever
1914-5Dancing On A Moonbeam
1915-7Can't This Be True
1916-4Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
1917-5Unforgettable
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1007 entitled "Louis Bellson - Journey Into Love".

MGV 2007   Charlie Barnet - Dance Bash

Al Killian, Irving Lewis, Everett McDonald, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Art Robey (trumpet, vocals) Frank Bradley, Burt Johnson, Tommy Pederson, Phil Washburne (trombone) Gus McReynolds, Frank Papalardo (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Don Raffell (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Billy Miller (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 1947
AP3096 | 745-1Blue Lou
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Dave Nichols, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Frank Papalardo, Walt Weidler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Jack Henderson (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Bill Miller (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Frank Siravo (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs, Jean Louise (vocals)
NYC, August 25, 1947
AP3133 | 741-1Jubilee Jump
omit Briggs, Louise
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1947
AP3157 | 744-2Deep Purple
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Jimmy Nottingham, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Walter Weidler, Wolfgang Weidler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Bud Shank (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Claude Williamson (piano) unknown (guitar) Don Totsi (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs (vocals) Billy May (arranger)
NYC, November 30, 1947
AP3194 | 746-2Southern Fried
AP3196 | 742-1Charleston Alley
AP3197 | 743-3Gal From Joe's
Johnny Cappola, Dick Collins, Carlton McBeath, Al Del Simone (trumpet) Ziggy Elmer, Lewis McCreary, Dave Wells (trombone) Rene Bloch, Dick Meldonian (alto sax) Bill Holman, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Claude Williamson (piano) Ed Mihelich (bass) John Markham (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 5, 1951
747-2Cherokee
748-1Skyliner
Wayne Nichols, Al Porcino, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Dick Sherman (trumpet) Dick Kenney, Obie Massingill, John Soltaine (trombone) Dick Paladino, Stan Seckler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Ray Norman (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Don Davidson (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Al Cohn, Andy Gibson, Gene Roland (arranger)
NYC, July 9, 1952
854-7St. Louis Blues
855-3Swingin' Down The Lane
856-5Who's Sorry Now
857-9Let's Blow The Blues
858-1Fur Trapper's Boogie
same personnel
NYC, July 10, 1952
859-3Rhubarb
862-8Wosey Posey

MGV 2008   Gene Krupa - Drummer Man

Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (trumpet) Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson, Fred Ohms, Kai Winding (trombone) Aaron Sachs (clarinet, tenor sax) Sam Marowitz (alto sax) Hal McKusick (alto sax, clarinet) Eddie Shu (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Dave McKenna (piano) John Drew (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) Manny Albam, Billy Byers, Quincy Jones, Nat Pierce (arranger)
NYC, February, 1956
2760-2 | 62VK214Boogie Blues
2761-7Opus 1
2762-2That's What You Think
2763-4Fish Fry
2764-6 | 63VK628Let Me Off Uptown
2765-2Drummin' Man
2766-3Slow Down
2767-3Rockin' Chair
2768-4Leave Us Leap
2769-7After You've Gone
2770-5Wire Brush Stomp
2771-5Drum Boogie
** also issued on ARS G 427 entitled "Drummer Man - Gene Krupa In Highest Fi".

MGV 2009   Buddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ted Nash (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Rich (vocals) unidentified large band, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 4, 1956
2700-10 | 20040-10Out Of This World
2701-1 | 20041-1Day In, Day Out
2702-3 | 20042-3This Time The Dream's On Me
2703-6 | 20043-6One For My Baby
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 5, 1956
2706-2 | 20046-2Too Marvelous For Words
2707-7 | 20047-7Goody Goody
2708-15 | 20048-15Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
2709-11 | 20049-11Blues In The Night
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 1956
2710-5 | 20050-5Dream
2711-5 | 20051-5Fools Rush In
2712-13 | 20052-13Skylark
2713-8 | 20053-8Trav'lin' Light

MGV 2010   Fred Astaire - Mr. Top Hat

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December, 1952
1003-13Isn't This A Lovely Day
1004-9'S Wonderful
1005-16A Fine Romance
1006-5A Foggy Day
1009-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
1014-13Night And Day
1021-3Steppin' Out With My Baby
1022-7I've Got My Eyes On You
1023-3Change Partners
1027-1They All Laughed
1028-1Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
1031-4I Won't Dance
1034-8Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
1035-2(Ad Lib) Fast Dances
1036-2(Ad Lib) Slow Dances And Medium Dance
1037-7(Ad Lib) Slow Dance

MGV 2011   Teddy Wilson - Intimate Listening

Teddy Wilson (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 16, 1952
985-1The One I Love
986-1Darn That Dream
987-4Tea For Two
988-3Lady Be Good
Teddy Wilson (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, April 13, 1953
1200-4Emaline
1201-2Tenderly
1202-5Everything Happens To Me
1203-1Liza
Teddy Wilson (piano) Arvell Shaw (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1953
1296-5Nice Work If You Can Get It
1297-1Air Mail Special
1298-3Night And Day
1299-1Cheek To Cheek
same personnel
NYC, September 8, 1953
1304-5East Of The Sun
1305-14Autumn In New York
1306-2Isn't It Romantic
1307-1You Go To My Head
** originally intended as Norgran MGN 1051.

MGV 2012   The Vocal Styling Of Oscar Peterson - Romance

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
709-3Too Marvelous For Words
710-1But Not For Me
same personnel
NYC, May 21, 1953
1230-1I'm Glad There Is You
1231-1Polka Dots And Moonbeams
1232-1One For My Baby
1233-3I Hear Music
1234-2Autumn In New York
1235-4I Can't Give You Anything But Love
1236-3Spring Is Here
1237-2The Things We Did Last Summer
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1954
1709-3These Foolish Things
1710-3From This Moment On

MGV 2013   Slim Gaillard - Smorgasbord: Help Yourself!

Dick Hyman (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Ernie Shepard (bass, vocals) Herbie Lovelle (drums) Pepe Benque (bongos)
NYC, March 5, 1951
519-2Laughing In Rhythm
520-2Soony Roony
Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Maceo Williams (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, May 25, 1951
552-1Oh, Lady Be Good
553-2Babalu
554-2Sabroso
555-2Yo Yo Yo
unknown (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) unknown (alto sax) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Maceo Williams (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, August, 1951
583-2For You
585-3Yip Roc Heresy
586-1The Hip Cowboy
587-2Chicken Rhythm
Harry Carney or Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Slim Gaillard as Bulee Gaillard (guitar, vocals) unidentified strings, and others
NYC, January 24, 1952
684-2St. Louis Blues
685-1I Know What To Do
686-3Tax Payer's Blues
687-2Eatin' With The Boogie
Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) and others
NYC, January, 1952
669-2I Only Have Eyes For You
670-3As You Are
same personnel
NYC, July, 1952
851-1I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Cyril Hayes (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) Ray Brown (bass) Milt Jackson (drums)
NYC, December, 1952
1127-3Potato Chips
unknown (tenor sax) unknown (piano) Slim Gaillard (guitar, vocals) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) unidentified brass
NYC, December, 1953
1486-7I'm In The Mood For Love
1487Mishugana Mambo

MGV 2014   Artie Shaw - Sequence In Music

Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Roland (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums)
NYC, 1954
1621Sequence In B Flat
1622I've Got A Crush On You
1623The Sad Sack
1624Sunny Side Up
1625Autumn Leaves
1626When The Quail Come Back To San Quentin
1627Tenderly

MGV 2015   Artie Shaw - I Can't Get Started

Artie Shaw (clarinet) Joe Roland (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Irv Kluger (drums): same session
NYC, 1954
1632Imagination
1637The Grabtown Grapple
1643I Can't Get Started
1648Lyric
1649Lugubrious

MGV 2016   Count Basie/Joe Williams - The Greatest

Wendell Culley, Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (trumpet) Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (trombone) Bill Graham, Marshall Royal (alto sax) Frank Foster (tenor sax) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums) Joe Williams (vocals) Buddy Bregman (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 1956
20139-2I'm Beginning To See The Light
20140-7Our Love Is Here To Stay
20141-5A Fine Romance
20142-5Nevertheless
20143-4Singin' In The Rain
20144-4There Will Never Be Another You
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 1956
20145-5My Baby Just Cares For Me
20146-8'S Wonderful
20147-4This Can't Be Love
20148-8Come Rain Or Come Shine
20149-5I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
20150-12Thou Swell
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6006 entitled "Count Basie Plays - Joe Williams Sings Standards".

MGV 2017   George Wallington - Variations

George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1954
1764-1Before Dawn
1766-3If I Love Again
1767-2Your Laughter
1770-1Morning Dew
1771-7Busman's Holiday
Joseph Livoisi (violin) David Uchitel (viola) William Eder (cello) George Wallington (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Sonny Lawrence or George Brackman (arranger)
NYC, October 22, 1954
1997-3My Funny Valentine
1998-1Alone Together
1999-4Autumn In New York
2001-3Invitation
2002-3Moonlight In Vermont
2003Variations
2005-4Marcel The Furrier
2006-1Ever Loving Blues

MGV 2018   Lionel Hampton Plays Love Songs

Lionel Hampton (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, April 12, 1954
1548-1Love For Sale
1551-2Stardust
1554-1Willow Weep For Me
1557-1I Can't Get Started
** reissue of Clef MGC 714.

MGV 2019   Stan Wilson - Ballads And Calypso

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Bob Marchesi (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1955
2403-1Walter Winchell
2404-3Kitch
2405-2The Fox
2406-6 | 20118-6Patato
2408-4 | 20117-4One For My Baby
2409-9The Anatomy Son (short version)
2410-3Tol' My Cap'n
Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) Bob Marchesi (bass) Jack Costanzo (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2411-1Sixteen Come Sunday
2412-3The Old Lady Who Shallowed The Fly
2413-7When I Lay This Body Down
2414-6Blow Out The Candles
2415-5The Cry Of The Wild Goose
2416-5They Call The Wind Maria
** reissue of Clef MGC 672 entitled "A Recital By Stan Wilson".

MGV 2020   Bing Crosby/Buddy Bregman - Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings

Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Joe Howard, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Bud Shank, Maurice Stein (alto sax) Bob Cooper, Ted Nash (tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Bing Crosby (vocals) unidentified woodwinds and strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 1956
20155-11The Blue Room
20156-8Jeepers Creepers
20157-4I've Got Five Dollars
20158-1'Deed I Do
20159-3The Song Is You
20160-4Nice Work If You Can Get It
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 1956
20161-3They All Laughed
20162-4Heat Wave
20163-3September In The Rain
20164-5Cheek To Cheek
20165-2Have You Met Miss Jones
20166-5Mountain Greenery

MGV 2021   Spike Jones - Let's Sing A Song Of Christmas

Spike Jones (drums) and others
1956
20421Jingle Bells Medley: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / The Christmas Song / Jingle Bells
20422All I Want For Xmas Is My Two Front Teeth
20423The Night Before Christmas
20424Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
20425Silent Night
20426Sleigh Ride
20427My Birthday Comes On Christmas
20428Snow Medley: The First Snow Fall / Let It Snow
20429Nuthin' For Christmas
20430Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly / Away In A Manger / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / The First Noel
20431Winter Wonderland / Silver Bells / White Christmas
20432(I'm The) Angel In The Christmas Play
20433Christmas Cradle Song
20434Frosty The Snowman
20435Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Joy To The World / O Come All Ye Faithful
20436Xmas Alphabet / Merry Xmas Polka / Xmas In America
20437Wouldn't It Be Fun To Be Santa Claus' Son
20438Christmas Island
20439It's Christmas Time / Sleep Well Little Children
20440Here Comes Santa Claus
20441What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
** also issued on Verve V/V6 8564 entitled "35 Reasons Why Christmas Can Be Fun".

MGV 2022   Buddy DeFranco/Oscar Peterson - The George Gershwin Song Book

Harry Betts, Nick DiMaio, Murray McEachern, Dick Noel, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Dick DeRisi (French horn) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Marty Berman, Jack Dumont, Herman Glunker, Jules Jacobs (woodwinds) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Bobby White (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
2097-3It Ain't Necessarily So
2098-3'S Wonderful
2099-5Someone To Watch Over Me
2100-2Bess, You Is My Woman Now
2101-5I Want To Stay Here (aka Porgy)
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1954
2102-4Strike Up The Band
2103-2The Man I Love
2104-4I Got Rhythm
2105-1They Can't Take That Away From Me
2106-5I Was Doing All Right
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1016.

MGV 2023   Jane Powell - Can't We Be Friends

Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 1956
20171-6Imagination
20172-9The Things We Did Last Summer
20173-4Ev'ry Time
20174-9In Love In Vain
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 18, 1956
20175-5Comes Love
20176-6My Baby Just Cares For Me
20177-6Hooray For Love
20178-8How Come You Do Me Like You Do
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 1956
20180-3Can't We Be Friends
20181-5For Every Man There's A Woman
20182-5Let's Face The Music And Dance
20192-7I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

MGV 2024   Chico O'Farrill - Music From South America

Mario Bauza, Doug Mettome, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Stewart, Nick Travis (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Vern Friley, Fred Zito (trombone) George Berg, Lenny Hambro, Ben Harrod (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Candido, Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 7, 1951
621-2Tierra Va Trembla
622-2Vamos Pa La Rumba
623-2Mambo Karule
624-3Frizilandia
add Bobby Escoto (vocals)
NYC, November 24, 1951
636-5Peanut Vendor
638-4Malaguena
640-3Castaglia
642-5Carioca
omit Escoto
NYC, 1951
563-3Avocadoes
564-2Taboo
565-3JATP Mambo
566-3Duerme
567-2Alemendra
568-1The Disappearance
569-2Cuban Blues
570-2Sin Titulo

MGV 2025   Benny Carter - Moonglow

Benny Carter (alto sax) Don Abney (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1954
1780-2Moonglow
1781-2My One And Only Love
1782-3Love Is Here To Stay
1784-3Tenderly
1785-2Unforgettable
1786-5Ruby
1787-3Moon Song
Bill Harris (trombone) Benny Carter (alto sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1955-1Laura
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1015 entitled "Benny Carter Plays Pretty".

MGV 2026   Ben Webster - Sophisticated Lady

Ben Webster (tenor sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 30, 1954
1527-1Love's Away
1528-4You're Mine, You
1529-1My Funny Valentine
1530-5Sophisticated Lady
Tony Scott (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Mac Ceppos, Richard Dickler, Milt Lomask, David Novales, Misha Edward Russell, Rudolph Sims (strings) Billy Strayhorn (piano, arranger) George Duvivier (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Ralph Burns (director)
NYC, May 28, 1954
1721-6Love Is Here To Stay
1722-2It Happens To Be Me
1723-1All Too Soon
Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Teddy Wilson (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings, Ralph Burns (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 15, 1954
2134-5Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
2135-3Prelude To A Kiss
2137-2Come Rain Or Come Shine
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1018 entitled "Music For Loving".

MGV 2027   Charlie Barnet - Dancing Party

Al Killian, Everett McDonald, Art Robey, George Seaburg, Ed Stress, Paul Webster (trumpet) Frank Bradley, Porky Cohen, Ed Fromm, Tommy Pederson (trombone) Guy Kee (French horn) Ray De Geer, Gene Kinsey (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Dave Matthews (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes, John McAfee (baritone sax) Bill Miller (piano) Dennis Sandole (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) George Jenkins (drums) Martha Raye (vocals)
NYC, August 12, 1946
6194Bunny
6199Atlantic Hop (as Atlantic Jump)
Wayne Nichols, Al Porcino, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Shavers, Dick Sherman (trumpet) Dick Kenney, Obie Massingill, John Soltaine (trombone) Dick Paladino, Stan Seckler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Ray Norman (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Don Davidson (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Bob Peterson (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Al Cohn, Andy Gibson, Gene Roland (arranger)
NYC, July 10, 1952
860-3Rose Room
861-6I Love You
863-3Sleepy Time Gal
864-6Keep The Home Fires Burning
Pete Candoli, Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Carlton McBeath (trumpet) Milt Bernhart, Herbie Harper, Tommy Pederson, Si Zentner (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Fred Fallensby (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes, Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Bob Harrington (piano) Tony Rizzi (guitar) Sam Chieftz (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 1954
2093-4Who's Your Hoosier (aka Indiana)
2094-2Argo
2095-1Bluehound Bus Greys (aka Wahoo's Lament)
2096-4Things Ain't What They Used To Be
** reissue of Clef MGC 638 entitled "One Night Stand".

MGV 2028   Harry Carney - Moods For Girl And Boy

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Tony Miranda (French horn) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Leroy Lovett (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) unidentified strings
NYC, December 14, 1954
2123-2Ghost Of A Chance
2124-1I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
2125-3Take The "A" Train
2126-2Moonlight On The Ganges
2127-1It Had To Be You
2128-3We're In Love Again
2129-2Chalmeu
2130-3Fantasy
** reissue of Clef MGC 640 entitled "Harry Carney With Strings".

MGV 2029   Teddy Wilson - For Quiet Lovers

Teddy Wilson (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, February 1, 1955
2231-1Blues For The Oldest Profession
2232-1It Had To Be You
2233-1You Took Advantage Of Me
2234-1Three Little Words
2235-1If I Had You
2236-1Who's Sorry Now
2237-1The Birth Of The Blues
2238-1When Your Lover Has Gone
2239-1Moonlight On The Ganges
2240-3April In Paris
2241-1Hallelujah
2242-1Get Out Of Town
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1019 entitled "The Creative Teddy Wilson".

MGV 2030   Woody Herman - Early Autumn

Roy Caton, Don Fagerquist, John Howell, Jack Scarda (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums)
NYC, May 30, 1952
P47506Blues In Advance
P47507Jump In Line
Roy Caton, Don Fagerquist, Lee Fortier, John Howell (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums) Dolly Houston (vocals)
NYC, July 7, 1952
P47512Early Autumn
P47514Baby Clementine
Roy Caton, Phil Cook, Chris Griffin, Doug Mettome, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Carl Fontana, Jack Green, Urbie Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Dolly Houston (vocals)
NYC, December 29, 1952
P48437Lazy Lullaby
P48438I'm Making Up For Lost Time
Roy Caton, Phil Cook, Tommy DiCarlo, Dick Sherman, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Will Bradley, Carl Fontana, Jack Green (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Dick Hafer, Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano, celeste) Chubby Jackson (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Candido, Jose Mangual (percussion)
NYC, January 13, 1953
P48737No True Love
P48738Go Down The Wishing Road
P48740A Fool In Love
Will Bradley, Carl Fontana (trombone) Arno Marsh, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Art Mardigan (drums) Candido, Jose Mangual (percussion) Woody Herman (vocals)
NYC, January 14, 1953
P48799Never Mind The Noise In The Market
P48800Run Joe
P48801Fancy Woman
P48802Eight Babies To Mind
Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Bobby Styles, Harold Wegbreit, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Vernon Friley, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Kai Winding (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, September 11, 1953
P49809-2Sorry 'Bout The Whole Darn Thing
Jimmy Bonebrake, Bernie Glow, John Howell, Reuben McFall (trumpet) Jim Hewitt, Dick Kenney, Frank Rehak, Kai Winding (trombone) Woody Herman (clarinet, alto sax, vocals) Jerry Coker, Dick Hafer, Bill Trujillo (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax, flute) Nat Pierce (piano) Red Kelly (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, October 5, 1953
P49832Love's A Dog

MGV 2031   Charlie Barnet - For Dancing Lovers

Everett McDonald (trumpet) Porky Cohen (trombone) Guy Kee (French horn) Ray De Geer, Gene Kinsey (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Dave Matthews (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Bill Miller (piano) Dennis Sandole (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) George Jenkins (drums) Martha Raye (vocals)
NYC, August 5, 1946
AP3091Sweet Lorraine
AP3092Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
AP3093I Cover The Waterfront
add Al Killian, Art Robey, George Seaburg, Ed Stress, Paul Webster (trumpet) Frank Bradley, Ed Fromm, Tommy Pederson (trombone) John McAfee (baritone sax)
NYC, August 12, 1946
6196I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
6198As Long As I Live
Al Killian, Irving Lewis, Everett McDonald, Shorty Rogers (trumpet) Art Robey (trumpet, vocals) Frank Bradley, Burt Johnson, Tommy Pederson, Phil Washburne (trombone) Gus McReynolds, Frank Papalardo (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Don Raffell (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Billy Miller (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ed Mihelich (bass) George Jenkins (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 1947
AP3095Power Steering
AP3097Juice Head Baby
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Dave Nichols, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Frank Papalardo, Walt Weidler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Jack Henderson (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Bill Miller (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Frank Siravo (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs, Jean Louise (vocals)
NYC, August 25, 1947
AP3130East Side, West Side
AP3131My Old Flame
AP3132Sleep
omit Briggs, Louise
Los Angeles, CA, September 2, 1947
AP3155Moods
AP3156Budandy
James Campbell, Joe Graves, Jimmy Nottingham, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Walt Benson, Porky Cohen, Fred Zito (trombone) Walter Weidler, Wolfgang Weidler (alto sax) Kurt Bloom, Bud Shank (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Claude Williamson (piano) unknown (guitar) Don Totsi (bass) Dick Shanahan (drums) Bunny Briggs (vocals) Billy May (arranger)
NYC, November 30, 1947
AP3195Little John Ordinary
AP3198Rockin' In Rhythm
AP3199Pompton Turnpike

MGV 2032   Various Artists - Potpourri Of Jazz

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -2) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax -1,3) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1948
1. 2154-9 | 300No Noise, Part 1
2. 2155-2 | 301-2No Noise, Part 2
3. 2156 | 302Bucabu
Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, January, 1949
2170-2 | 297Caravan
2172-3/4 | 299Tanga
2173-9 | 304Flying Home
Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, August, 1950
460-2What's New
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
707-2Rough Ridin'
Teddy Wilson (piano) John Simmons (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, December 16, 1952
988-3Lady Be Good
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano, celeste) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Fred Astaire (vocals, tap dance)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, December, 1952
1030-7Jam Session For A Dancer (as Instrumental Blues)
George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, June 10, 1954
1768-2Thoroughbread
1769-1Without Reservation

MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1956
2960-5Come Rain Or Come Shine
2961-9Autumn In New York
2962-4Makin' Whoopee
2963-4Mad About The Boy
2964-4Speak Low
2965-3In The Still Of The Night
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In Love
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
2968-3Who Cares
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones
2970-1That Old Devil Moon
2971-7Heat Wave
** originally intended as Norgran MGN 1104.

MGV 2034   The Fabulous McCleverty's - Calypso

The Fabulous McCleverty's (vocal group) and others
NYC, October 15, 1956
20442-6Don't Blame It On Elvis
20443-7Whoole Whola
20444-2Coldest Woman
20445-6Man Smart (The Woman Is Smarter)
20446-1Redhead
20447-1Rock Gombary
same personnel
NYC, November 8, 1956
20448I Want To Settle Down
20449Chicken Gumbo
20450-1Tickle, Tickle
20451Landlady Wants Rent
20452Money Honey
20454Parakeets

MGV 2035   Rex Middleton's Hi Fi's

The Hi Fi's (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1956
20193-15Undecided
20194-7Tomorrow Seems A Thousand Years
20195-7Over The Rainbow
20196-8I Didn't Know About You
20197-10Bernie's Tune
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 1, 1956
20200-4Sometimes I'm Happy
20201-10The Lamp Is Low
20202-7Moonglow
20203-2Everyday I Have The Blues
20204-10It's All Right With Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1956
20205-10Baby, It Isn't In The Cards
20206-7Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

MGV 2036   Various Artists - Here Come The Girls

Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Elliott, Joe Howard, Si Zentner (trombone) Corky Hale (harp) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 1955
2563-7 | 20008-7 | 63VK400You're The Top
2565-1 | 20010-1 | 63VK401Honeysuckle Rose
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 1956
2720-8 | 20056-8Too Young For The Blues
2721-5 | 20057-5It's Only A Man
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Ernie Wilkins (alto sax) Ted Lee (baritone sax) Nat Pierce (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums) Pearl Bailey (vocals)
NYC, February 12, 1956
2756-8Tired
2757-6Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night
Toni Harper (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 13, 1956
20095-4I Telephoned, I Telegraphed
20096-8We Got To Live, To Grow Up
20099-8Love Is A Wonderful Thing
Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1956
20100-8The Getaway And The Chase
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 1956
20122-3 | 62VK495A Beautiful Friendship
Jane Powell (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 1, 1956
20151-9Mind If I Fall In Love With You
20152-10True Love
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 1956
20221-3The Silent Treatment

MGV 2037   Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie (piano, vocals) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 11, 1956
20267-5Comment Allez-Vous
20268-3Tout Doucement
20269-3It Might As Well Be Spring
Blossom Dearie (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, September 12, 1956
20271-1'Deed I Do
20272-4Lover Man
20273-3Everything I've Got Is Yours
20274-7They Say It's Spring
20275-1More Than You Know
20276-3Thou Swell
same session
20277-1You For Me
20278-3Tout Doucement
20279-1I Hear Music
20280-4Wait Till You See Him
20281-3I Won't Dance
20282-1This Is A Fine Spring Morning

MGV 2038   Rudi Vanelli - Maestro Of The Guitar

Adolph Vanne (Rudi Vannelli) (guitar)
NYC, April 6, 1956
2776-4When Your Lover Has Gone
2777-2They Say That Falling In Love Is Wonderful
2778-2Suwanee River (Old Folk At Home)
2780-2Yesterdays
2782-1Bach Prelude
2783-3Pavanne
2784-1Clair De Lune
2785-2Prelude No. 2 (Tarrega)
2786-1Leyenda (Albeniz)
2787-1Concerto-Etude For Guitar (N. Coste)

MGV 2039   Charlie Fuqua's Ink Spots

The Ink Spots (vocal quartet) and others
Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 1956
20401-8Until The Real Thing Comes Along
20402-1Don't Tell A Lie About Me, Dear
20403-3Every Night About This Time
20404-11We Three
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 1956
20409-1Address Unknown
20410-1My Greatest Mistake
20411-8You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again
20412-3Puttin' And Takin'
20413-9To Each His Own
20414-3Maybe
20415-11If I Didn't Care
20416-1Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

MGV 2040   Charlie Barnet - Lonely Street

Conrad Gozzo, Carlton McBeath, Ralph Mullens, Dave Wells (trumpet) Bob Burgess, Dick Nash (trombone) Willie Smith (alto sax) Bill Holman (tenor sax) Charlie Barnet (tenor, soprano, alto sax) Bob Dawes, Ernie Small (baritone sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 1956
20405-4The Moon Was Yellow
20406-11Myna
20407-6You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
20408-10Phylisse
Gene Duermeyer, Maynard Ferguson, Carlton McBeath, Ollie Mitchell, Ralph Mullens (trumpet) Dave Wells (bass trumpet) Roy Anderson, Bob Burgess, Dick Nash (trombone) Charlie Barnet (soprano, alto sax) Dick Paladino, Willie Smith (alto sax) Bill Holman, Bill Trujillo (tenor sax) Bob Dawes (baritone sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1956
20460-5Blue Rose
20461-4Lemon Twist
20462-2Lumby
20463-2Hear Me Talking To You
Dave Wells (bass trumpet) Charlie Barnet (alto sax) Norman Pockrandt (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Wooten (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) unidentified strings, Russ Garcia (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 1956
20464-10I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
20465-6Serenade In Blue
20466-2Lonely Street
20467-7Isn't This A Lovely Day

MGV 2041   Stuff Smith Trio (not released)

Stuff Smith (violin) Dudley Brooks (piano) Jess Simpkins (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, October 25, 1956
4037-3Hillcrest
4038-1Blues That I Know
4039-1Skip It
4040-1Uh-Ruh
Stuff Smith (violin) Jimmy Jones (piano) Red Callender (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 1956
4041-3My Thoughts
4042-2Live And You'll Learn
4043-1Nights Fall Again
4044-1Minuette In Swing
4045-3Midway
4046-1I Lost My Heart By The River
4047-1Won't You Take A Lesson In Love
4048-1What I Say

MGV 2042   Buddy Bregman - Swinging Kicks

Conte Candoli (trumpet -1/6) Frank Rosolino (trombone -1) Bud Shank (alto sax -1,2,4/6) Stan Getz (tenor sax -1,2,4/6) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax -1/6) Paul Smith (piano -1,2,4/6) Andre Previn (piano -3,7) Al Hendrickson (guitar -2,4,6,7) Joe Mondragon (bass) Stan Levey (drums -1/6) Alvin Stoller (drums -7) Buddy Bregman (arranger, director -1,2,4/6)
Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 1956
1. 20472-6Kicks Swings
2. 20473-8Honey Chile
3. 20474-2Mulliganville
4. 20475-3Melody Lane
5. 20476-5Melody Room
6. 20477-2Melodyville
7. 20478-1Go Kicks
Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Andre Previn (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 20, 1956
20488-5Derek's Blues
20489-2Terror Ride
20490-4The Flight
20491-4Lost Keys
20492-3Bada Blues
20493-1Gage Flips
20494-2End Of The Party
20495-3Wild Party
20496-1Tom's Idea
Ben Webster (tenor sax) Andre Previn (piano)
20497-4Kicks Is In Love
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6013.

MGV 2043   Pick Yourself Up With Anita O'Day

Harry Edison (trumpet) Larry Bunker (vibes) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 1956
20468-7Don't Be The Way
20469-8Let's Face The Music And Dance
20470-6I Used To Be Color Blind
20471-5Pick Yourself Up
Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Frank Rosolino, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto sax) Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper (tenor sax) Jimmy Giuffre (baritone sax) Paul Smith (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified strings, Buddy Bregman (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, December 19, 1956
20479-9There's A Lull In My Life
20480-3Man With A Horn
20482-4Stars Fell On Alabama
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 20, 1956
20483-8Let's Begin
20484-4 | 62VK215Sweet Georgia Brown
20485-2I Never Had A Chance
20486-9Stompin' At The Savoy
20487-5I Won't Dance

MGV 2044   Recital By Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, May or June, 1952
796-3Willow Weep For Me
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1329-1Pompton Turnpike
1330-1Cherokee
1331-1Soft Winds
1333-3The Continental
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 1954
1700-1Alone Together
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 1954
2009-1Give Me The Simple Life
2010-1Singin' In The Rain
2011-1Love You Madly
** reissue of Clef MGC 694.

MGV 2045   Nostalgic Memories By Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, January 19, 1951
504-2Fancy Free (as Gypsy In My Soul)
505-1On The Alamo
506-3Lullaby Of The Leaves
507-1Laura
510-2September In The Rain
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 1951
632-8It's Easy To Remember
635-5Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Oscar Peterson (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1952
696-1These Foolish Things
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1953
1338-2You're Too Beautiful
Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 1953
1359-1Look For The Silver Lining
Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass)
Los Angeles, CA, November 16, 1954
2090-2Body And Soul
2091-3I Cover The Waterfront
** reissue of Clef MGC 695.

MGV 2046   Music By Oscar Peterson - Tenderly

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, March, 1950
374-3Debut
375-1They Didn't Believe Me
376-3Lover Come Back To Me
377-1Where Or When
378-3Three O'Clock In The Morning
379-1All The Things You Are
380-1Oscar's Blues
381-3Tenderly
Oscar Peterson (piano) Major Holley (bass)
NYC, May 8, 1950
394-1Little White Lies
395-3In The Middle Of A Kiss
396-4Nameless
398-1Two Sleepy People
** reissue of Clef MGC 696.

MGV 2047   Music By Oscar Peterson - Keyboard

Oscar Peterson (piano) Major Holley (bass): same session
NYC, May 8, 1950
399-1Tico Tico
400-1Get Happy
401-2Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
402-1Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
403-1Deep Purple
404-1Robbin's Nest
405-1I'll Remember April
407-3Exactly Like You
Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass)
NYC, August, 1950
450-1Easy To Love
452-1Taking A Chance On Love
454-1Squatty Roo
455-1After All
** reissue of Clef MGC 697.

MGV 2048   An Evening With Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass): same session
NYC, August, 1950
456-2Caravan
457-1Summer Nocturne
458-1Salute To Garner
459-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
460-2What's New
461-1Dark Eyes
462-1What Is It
463-2The Way You Look Tonight
465-1Minor Blues
same personnel
NYC, January 19, 1951
501-8How High The Moon
502-6The Nearness Of You
Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1952
703-1Slow Down
** reissue of Clef MGC 698.

MGV 2049   Anita O'Day - The Lady Is A Tramp

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Ralph Burns (piano, arranger) Al McKibbon (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
NYC, January 22, 1952
671-2Lover Come Back To Me
672-3Lullaby Of The Leaves
673-1Rock And Roll Blues
674-2Love For Sale
Roy Kral (piano) Earl Backus (guitar) Johnny Frigo (bass) Red Lionberg (drums) Jimmy Wilson (bongos) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Chicago, IL, July, 1952
814-4No Soap, No Hope Blues
815-3Speak Low
816-5The Lady Is A Tramp
817-2Strawberry Moon
Andy Secrest (trumpet) Anita O'Day (vocals) unidentified orchestra, including strings, Larry Russell (director)
Chicago, IL, December, 1952
1096-5Pagan Love Song
1097-6Ain't This A Wonderful Day
1098-2Somebody's Cryin'
1099-2Vaya Con Dios
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1049 entitled "Anita O'Day Sings Jazz".

MGV 2050   An Evening With Anita O'Day

Arnold Ross (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Monty Budwig (bass) Jackie Mills (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1954
1570-3The Gypsy In My Soul
1571-10Just One Of Those Things
1572-3The Man I Love
1573-1Frankie And Johnny
Bud Lavine (piano) Monty Budwig (bass) John Poole (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 1954
1850-3Anita's Blues
1851-5I Cover The Waterfront
1852-3I Didn't Know What Time It Was
1853-3Let's Fall In Love
Jimmy Rowles (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1955
2419-1You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
2420-7From This Moment On
2421-1You Don't Know What Love Is
2422-2Medley
** reissue of Norgran MGN 1057.

MGV 2051   Stan Wilson - Calypso

Stan Wilson (guitar, vocals) and others
Hawaii, May, 1957
20940Mary Ann
20941Run, Come See Jerusalem
20942Sloop John B
20943My Name Is Morgan, But It Ain't J.P.
20944Jane Jane Jane!
20945Delia Gone
20946Don't Stop The Carnival
20947Goombay
20948Pound Your Plaintin In The Motor
20949You Don't Need Glasses To Sea
20950Waikiki Farewell
20951Delia (Real) Gone

MGV 2052   Oscar Peterson Plays The Cole Porter Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50093-3It's Alright With Me
50094-1Love For Sale
50095-1Just One Of Those Things
50096-2I've Got You Under My Skin
50097-3Every Time We Say Goodbye
50098-1In The Still Of The Night
50099-10Night And Day
50100-4Easy To Love
50101-1Why Can't You Behave
50102-3I Love Paris
50103-5It's De-Lovely
50104-5I Concentrate On You
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6083.

MGV 2053   Oscar Peterson Plays The Irving Berlin Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50117-3I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
50118-4Supper Time
50119-4I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
50120-4Change Partners
50121-2The Song Is Ended
50122-1Cheek To Cheek
50123-4I Used To Be Color Blind
50124-1You're Laughing At Me
50125-4Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
50126-1How Deep Is The Ocean
50127-1Isn't It A Lovely Day
50128-1(You Forgot To) Remember
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6084.

MGV 2054   Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50057-3It Ain't Necessarily So
50058-1The Man I Love
50059-3Love Walked In
50060-8I Was Doing All Right
50061-4A Foggy Day
50062-3Lady Be Good
50063-3Love Is Here To Stay
50064-6They All Laughed
50065-5Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
50066-4Summertime
50067-4Nice Work If You Can Get It
50068-2Shall We Dance
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6085.

MGV 2055   Oscar Peterson Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50045-6Cottontail
50046-1Things Ain't What They Used To Be
50047-1Take The "A" Train
50048-1I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
50049-2Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
50050John Hardy's Wife
50051-3Sophisticated Lady
50052-3Rockin' The Rhythm
50053-3Prelude To A Kiss
50054-1Don't Get Around Much Anymore
50055-1In A Mellow Tone
50056-1Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6086.

MGV 2056   Oscar Peterson Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50081-1The Way You Look Tonight
50082-4Yesterdays
50083-8I Won't Dance
50084-1Bill
50085-7The Song Is You
50086-2A Fine Romance
50087-5Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
50088-15Ol' Man River
50089-1Long Ago And Far Away
50090-1Lovely To Look At
50091-1Pick Yourself Up
50092-3Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6087.

MGV 2057   Oscar Peterson Plays The Richard Rodgers Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50069-1Bewitched
50070-2This Can't Be Love
50071-1It Might As Well Be Spring
50072-2Johnny One Note
50073-3The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
50074-3The Lady Is A Tramp
50075-2Blue Moon
50076-3Isn't It Romantic
50077-5Manhattan
50078-3Lover
50079-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
50080-1My Funny Valentine
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6088.

MGV 2058   not used

MGV 2059   Oscar Peterson Plays The Harry Warren Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50105-2Serenade In Blue
50106-5Lullaby Of Broadway
50107-2I Only Have Eyes For You
50108-6Chattanooga Choo Choo
50109-3I Had The Craziest Dream
50110-2You'll Never Know
50111-3Time On My Hands
50112-4Great Day
50113-3More Than You Know
50114-7Carioca
50115-1Without A Song
50116-6Drums In My Heat
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6090.

MGV 2060   Oscar Peterson Plays The Harold Arlen Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50129-1As Long As I Live
50130-3Come Rain Or Come Shine
50131-2Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
50132-4Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
50133-1I've Got The World On A String
50134-1That Old Black Magic
50135Let's Fall In Love
50136-1Stormy Weather
50137-2Over The Rainbow
50138-3Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
50139-1The Man That Got Away
50140-3Ill Wind
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6091.

MGV 2061   Oscar Peterson Plays The Jimmy McHugh Song Book

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums): same session
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, July 14-August 9, 1959
50141-5When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
50142-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
50143-3On The Sunny Side Of The Street
50144-1Don't Blame Me
50145-1I'm In The Mood For Love
50146-2I Can't Give You Anything But Love
50147-2I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
50148-2Digga Digga Doo
50149-5You're A Sweetheart
50150-1I Feel A Song Comin' On
50151-1Lost In A Fog
50152-2Can't Get Out Of This Mood
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6092.

MGV 2062   The Bill Thompson Singers - The Thompson Touch

The Bill Thompson Singers (vocal group)
Los Angeles, CA, September 5, 1956
20417-11Caravan
20418-6Peridia
20419-6Heat Wave
20420-3Rain On The Roof
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 4, 1957
20721Baltimore Oriole
20722When I Take My Sugar To Tea
20723Grandfather's Clock
20724I'm Old Fashioned
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 1957
20730Stars Fell On Alabama
20731Mood Indigo
20732They Can't Take That Away From Me
20733Don't Take Your Love From Me

MGV 2063   Barbara Carroll - Funny Face

Barbara Carroll (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Joe Petti (drums)
NYC, March 7 & 8, 1957
20800Funny Face
20801Clap Yo' Hands
20803He Loves And She Loves
20804Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
20805They All Laughed
20806They Can't Take That Away From Me
20807Love Is Here To Stay
20808How Long Has This Been Going On
20809Let's Kiss And Make Up
20810Who Cares
20811'S Wonderful
20812Someone To Watch Over Me
** also issued on Verve MGV 2092 entitled "Barbara Carroll Plays The Best Of George And Ira Gershwin".

MGV 2064   Buddy Bregman - Funny Face

unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 10, 1957
20739-6How Long Has This Been Going On
20740-2I'm Biding My Time
20741-8Funny Face
20742-2Clap Yo' Hands
20743-4'S Wonderful
20744-2He Loves And She Loves
20745-2A Foggy Day
20746-4Let's Kiss And Make Up
20747-5They All Laughed
20748-4Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 1957
20755-3Liza
20756-4It Ain't Necessarily So
** also issued on Verve MGV 2093 entitled "Gershwin Anniversary Album".

MGV 2065   Freddy Morgan - Mr. Banjo

Freddy Morgan (banjo) unidentified orchestra, Spike Jones (leader)
circa 1957???
20924Chinatown, My Chinatown
20925Somebody Stole My Gal
20926Nobody's Sweetheart
20927Pickin' Melody In F
20928Sweet Sue, Just You
20929Lieberstraum
20930Why Did You Let Me Leave You
20931Yes Sir, That's My Baby
20932The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
20933Ain't She Sweet
20934My Banjo At Thy Sweet Voice
20935Bye Bye Blues
20936Pretty Posie
20937Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
20938Swingin' The Double Eagle
20939William Tell Rag

MGV 2066   The Dots - Hi-Fi Polka Party

The Polka Dots: including Ole Svenson (vocal group) unidentified orchestra, Spike Jones (leader)
1957
20912Lawrence Welk Polka
20913Pennsylvania Polka
20914Bottoms Up Polka
20915Happy Trumpet Polka
20916Pretty Girls Polka
20917Six Fat Dutchmen Polka
20918The Ron Terry Polka
20919Whoopee John Polka
20920Frank Yankovic Polka
20921New Beer Barrel Polka
20922Funny Punny Polka
20923Strip Polka

MGV 2067   Josephine Premice - Caribe

Barney Kessel (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Josephine Premice (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, March 21 & 22, 1957
20774Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree
20775-6The Man I Love
20776-12No, No Joe
20777It Never Happens To Me
20778Island Winds
20779Talk T' Me
20780T'is Only A Matter Of Mind Over Matter
20781The Thief
20782Rookombey
20783Taking A Chance On Love
20784Chicken Gumbo
20785Song Of The Jumbies

MGV 2068   Conrad Salinger - A Lovely Afternoon

Conrad Salinger (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 20, 1957
20757-7Our Love Affair
20758-4The Continental
20759-5A Wonderful Guy
20760-4I Cover The Waterfront
20761That's Entertainment
20762-5Long Ago (And Far Away)
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1957
20767-7Singin' In The Rain
20768-4Let's Fall In Love
20769-3The Trolley Song
20770-3I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
20771-7I Concentrate On You
20772-6The Boy Next Door
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6012.

MGV 2069   Woody Herman - Songs For Hip Lovers

Harry Edison (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Larry Bunker (drums) Woody Herman (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 1957
20569-12Alone Together
20570-10Willow Weep For Me
20571-1Biddin' My Time
20572-7Makin' Whoopee
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 1957
20573-5Moon Song
20574-15Louise
Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Hal McKusick (alto sax) Jerry Cook, Bob Newman (tenor sax) Jack Nimitz or Sol Schlinger (baritone sax) Lou Stein (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Jo Jones (drums) Woody Herman (vocals)
NYC, March 19, 1957
20813-2I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans
20814-2Ev'rything I've Got
20815-11Isn't This A Lovely Day
20816-7I Won't Dance
20817-4Comes Love
20818-11Can't We Be Friends

MGV 2070   Rose Murphy - Not Cha Cha But Chi Chi

Willie Smith (alto sax) Barney Kessel (guitar) Bruce Lawrence (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Rose Murphy (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 15, 1957
20577-2Honeysuckle Rose
20578-1You Were Meant For Me
20579-1Mr. Wonderful
20580-5In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
20581-1If You Were Only Mine
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 1957
20592-3Whatcha Gotta Lose
20593-8Sympathetic Little Star
20594-6Sweet Georgia Brown
20595-2Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
20596-5By The Waters Of Minnetonka
20597-3I Ain't Got Nobody
20598-4Coquette
20599-1Pennies From Heaven

MGV 2071   Monica Lewis - Sing It To The Marines

Monica Lewis (vocals) Frank DeVol Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, May 6 & 8, 1957
20952-6Miss You
20953-2I Cover The Waterfront
20954-6All Alone
20955-6I'll Be Seeing You
20956-5Rough Ridin'
20957-1Undecided
20958-2Nice Work If You Can Get It
20959-5The Song Is You
20960-3Blues In The Night
20961-3Let's Face The Music And Dance
20962-3All Or Nothing At All
20963-6I Get A Kick Out Of You

MGV 2072   Billy Daniels - You Go To My Head

Buddy Childers, Harry Edison, Shorty Sherock (trumpet) Milt Bernhardt, Tommy Pederson, Bill Shaffer (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Mark Berlow, Willie Smith (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Buddy Collette (tenor sax, flute) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Benny Payne (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Joe Comfort (bass) Frank Caroldon, Milt Holland (drums) Billy Daniels (vocals) Benny Carter (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 12, 1957
21014-4Blue Skies
21015Blue Prelude
21016It's Delovely
21017You Turned The Tables On Me
21018Comes Love
21019Hallelujah
Harry Edison (trumpet) Buddy Collette, Chuck Gentry, Harry Klee, Jack Stacy (reeds) Benny Payne (piano) Bob Bain (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Milt Holland (drums) Billy Daniels (vocals) Benny Carter (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 19, 1957
21026-6Just In Time
21027-2You're My Everything
21028-8Time After Time
21029-9Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky
21030-3You Go To My Head
21031-5How Am I To Know

MGV 2073   Teddy Wilson - I Got Rhythm

Teddy Wilson (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
Chicago, IL, March 5, 1956
20104-1Stompin' At The Savoy
20105-3Say It Isn't So
20106-1All Of Me
20107-2Stars Fell On Alabama
20108-4I Got Rhythm
20109-1On The Sunny Side Of The Street
20110-1Sweet Georgia Brown
20111-1As Time Goes By
20112-1Smile
20113-1When Your Lover Has Gone
20114-1Limehouse Blues
20115-1Blues For Daryll
20116-1You're Driving Me Crazy

MGV 2074   Mae Williams - Show Time

Mae Williams (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 1957
20848-6It's A Lonesome Old Town
20849-2Broadway Rhythm
20850-11The Gentleman Is A Dope
20851-4Blow, Gabriel, Blow
20852-10But Beautiful
20853-1Should I
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, April 17, 1957
20900-7I've Heard That Song Before
20901-2Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
20902-3The Glory Of Love
20903-6A Sunday Kind Of Love
20904-6Mandy
20905-7On A Slow Boat To China

MGV 2075   Buddy Rich - Just Sings

Harry Edison (trumpet -1/3,5,7,9,10) Ben Webster (tenor sax -1/5,9,10) Paul Smith (piano -1/11, celeste -12) Howard Roberts (guitar -1/11) Joe Mondragon (bass -1/11) Alvin Stoller (drums -1/11) Buddy Rich (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 1957
1. 20600-6Cathy
2. 20601-3Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
3. 20602-18It's All Right With Me
4. 20603-10Over The Rainbow
5. 20604-1AYou Took Advantage Of Me
6. 20605-7Can't We Be Friends
7. 20606-4It's Only A Paper Moon
8. 20607-7My Melancholy Baby
9. 20608-3ACheek To Cheek
10. 20609-4It Don't Mean A Thing
11. 20610-2I Hadn't Anyone Till You
12. 20611-1That Old Feeling

MGV 2076   Stan Wilson - Folk Songs

Stan Wilson (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Jack Marshall (arranger) Barney Kessel (supervisor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 11, 1957
21008-5Miner's Lament (Coal So Black, Ore So Grey)
21009-5Eight Babies To Mind
21010-3The Old Woman
21011-1Adieu Fulard, Adieu Madra
21012-5Night Rider
21013-7Galveston Flood
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 1957
21020-4Cherry Tree Carol
21021-4Marching To Pretoria
21022-8Ship Titanic
21023-6John The Revelator
21024-4Lili Marlene
21025-7The Hawaiian Wedding Song

MGV 2077   The Skylarks - Riding On The Moon

The Skylarks (vocal group) and others
Los Angeles, CA?, July 17, 1957
21106-12Give Me The Simple Life
21107-7Too Darn Hot
21108-5Riddin' On The Moon
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA?, July 17 & 18, 1957
21110-8Ol' Man River
21111-2We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
21112-7The Glory Of Love
21113-6You Make Me Feel So Young
21114-9Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street
21115-6Hooray For Love
21116-8There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
21117-15Singin' In The Rain
21118-8I'm Beginning To See The Light

MGV 2078   Paul Smith - The Best Of Irving Garner

Paul Smith as Irving Garner (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1957
21330-1Tenderly
21331-1A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody / Always
21332-1Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
21333-1Cumana
21334-1Begin The Beguine
21335-1Tea For Two / You Are Too Beautiful / Have You Met Miss Jones / Cocktails For Two
21336-1Danny Boy
21337-1Stan Takes A Holiday
21338-1Clair De Lune
21339-1Song Of India
21340-1Red Sails In The Sunset / Live In Bloom / Ramona / Too Marvelous For Words
21341-1Tico Tico
21342-1Jalousie
21343-1My Melancholy Baby
21344-1Lover / I Know That You Know

MGV 2079   Oscar Peterson - Soft Sands

Oscar Peterson (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 1957
20819-5Susquehanna
20820-7I've Never Left You Arms
20821-5/3Soft Sands
20822-11Echoes
20823-5Why Oh Why
20824-7One The Outside Looking In
same personnel
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1957
21188-3It Happens Every Spring
21189-12Song To The Stars
21190-5Chanel
21193-11Dream On Summer Night
21194-5You Took Advantage Of Me
21195-3I Can't Get Started

MGV 2080   Bill Thompson - Fantabulous

Bill Thompson (organ) Milt Holland (bass)
NYC, 1957
21412Love For Sale
21413Pavanne
21414Gypsy In My Soul
21415I Can't Get Started
21416Lullaby Of Birdland
21417Juba Dance
21418The Continental
21419Honeysuckle Rose
21420Poor Wave
21421The Gladys P. Mulelbach Boogie
21422I'll Never Smile Again
21423Slaughter On 10th Avenue

MGV 2081   Blossom Dearie - Give Him The Ooh-La-La

Blossom Dearie (piano, vocals) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, December 12 & 13, 1957
21400-2Try Your Wings
21401-7Just One Of Those Things
21402-2The Middle Of Love
21403-4Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
21404-5Like Someone In Love
21405-2Plus Je T'embrase
21406-2I Walked A Little Faster
21407-1Let Me Love You
21408-4Give 'M The Ooh La La
21409-2They Say It's Spring
21410-1Bang Goes The Drums (And You're In Love)
21411-2The Riviera

MGV 2082   The Pickard Family - Sing Hits Of Yesteryear

The Pickard Family (vocal group) Barney Kessel Orchestra, Tom Reeves (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 1957
21453-12Little Liza Jane
21454-11Down In Arkansas
21455-5Red Wing
21456-5Rockin' Alone
21457-4Big Rock Candy Mountain
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 1957
21464-5That Old Gang Of Mine
21465-7Billy Boy
21467-14When You And I Were Young, Maggie
21468-4When You Wore A Tulip And I Wore A Big Red Rose
Sweet Adeline
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 1957
21473-3Silver Threads Among The Gold
21474-5Maple On The Hill
21475-3In The Garden

MGV 2083   Various Artists - Teen Time

Barney Kessel (guitar) Rock Murphy And His Rockets
Los Angeles, CA, February 2, 1957
20700Shortnin' Bread Boogie
20702Electric Guitar Boogie
Barney Kessel (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Ricky Nelson (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1957
20786-9I'm Walkin'
20787-7You're My One And Only Love
20788-13A Teenager's Romance
Barney Kessel (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
20793-9No, No Napoleon
Barney Kessel (guitar) Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1957
20908-9Once They Were Young
Jeff Allen (vocals) Barney Kessel Orchestra, Jack Marshall Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 1957
21002-4Last Night
21003-13That'll Be The Day
Barney Kessel, Merle Travis, Wesley Tuttle (guitar) Gary Williams (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 1957
21253-13Travelin' Boy Blues
21254-19I'm Gonna Return
Barney Kessel (guitar) Ricky Nelson (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, 1957
21069-12Honey Rock

MGV 2084   Don, Dick 'N Jimmy - Medium Rare

Don, Dick 'N Jimmy (vocal trio) and others
September 30 & October 5, 1957
21531-7Time On My Hands
21532-17Hands Across The Table
21533-7Moon Song
21534-13Take My Love
21535-15I Wished On The Moon
21536-3There's No Tomorrow
21537-2Blue Hawaii
21538-6Paradise
21539-3Melody Of Love
21558-7Ebb Tide
21559-2Say It Isn't So
21560-19Goodnight Mrs. Calabash

MGV 2085   Billy Daniels - The Masculine Touch

Stuff Smith (violin) Benny Payne (piano) Billy Daniels (vocals) unidentified orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, September, 1957
Summertime
On The Street Where You Live
I Could Have Danced All Night
Long Before I Knew You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Around The World (In 80 Days)
Blue Turning Grey Over You
Kiss Of Love
The Masculine Touch
Bye Bye Baby
I Need Your Love
A Hundred Years From Today
My Gal Sal
You Were Meant For Me
That Old Black Magic

MGV 2086   Anita O'Day - 'S Wonderful (not released)

Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Milt Holland or John Poole (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 1957
20684-6They Can't Take That Away From Me / 'S Wonderful
20685Love Me Or Leave Me
20686That Old Devil Moon
20687Tenderly
20688We'll Be Together Again
20689Stella By Starlight
20690Them There Eyes
20691Takin' A Chance On Love
20692I've Got The World On A String
20693You Turned The Tables On Me
20694Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
** transfered to Verve MGV 8259.

MGV 2087   Lyle Ritz Plays Ukulele - How About Uke

Lyle Ritz (ukulele) and others
Los Angeles, CA?, September 18, 1957
21469-7Don't Get Around Much Anymore
21470-15Ritz Cracker
21471-8Have You Met Miss Jones
21472-4Little Girl Blue
same personnel
September 28, 1957
21515Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart)
21516Moonlight In Vermont
21517Lulu's Back In Town
21518How About You
same personnel
October 1, 1957
21540-9Sunday
21541-4I'm Beginning To See The Light
21542-1Sweet Joan
21543-6Tangerine
21556Playmates
** also issued on Verve MGVS 6007.

MGV 2088   Russ Garcia/Roy Eldridge - That Warm Feeling

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) unidentified large studio orchestra, including strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957
21600-3A Foggy Day
21601-7Have You Met Miss Jones
21602-8I Can't Get Started
21603-5Blue Moon
21604-4How Long Has This Been Going On
21605-4Our Love Is Here To Stay
21606-4Stars Fell On Alabama
21607-5You're Blase
21608-7They Can't Take That Away From Me
21609-7Can't We Be Friends
21610-6It Never Entered My Mind
21611-8Cheek To Cheek

MGV 2089   Buddy DeFranco Plays Benny Goodman

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Georgie Auld (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes) Carl Perkins (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 1957
21800-4Benny's Bugle
21801-2A Smooth One
21802-11Air Mail Special
21805-6Goodbye
21806-5Seven Come Eleven
same personnel
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 1957
21812-6Medley: Sweet Lorraine / Body And Soul / Memories Of You
Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Georgie Auld (tenor sax) Larry Bunker (vibes) Carl Perkins (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Bob Neel (drums)
21815-7Rose Room

MGV 2090   Buddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw

Ray Linn (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Paul Smith (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Milt Holland (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1957
21818-1Stardust
21820-2Frenesi
Ray Linn (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Paul Smith (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Milt Holland (drums)
21823-3Summit Ridge Drive
Ray Linn (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, November 1, 1957
21825-7My Heart Stood Still
21828-6Keeping Myself For You
21829-3Medley: It Could Happen To You / I Cover The Waterfront / Someone To Watch Over Me
21830-2Concerto For Clarinet

MGV 2091   Norman Brooks - I'm Sitting On Top Of The World

Norman Brooks (vocals) Van Alexander Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 1957
21173-7Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee
21174-9April Showers
21175-5Alexander's Ragtime Band
21176-4You Made Me Love You
21177-7I'm Sitting On Top Of The World
21178-6Carolina In The Morning
21178A-6Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Goodbye)
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 1957
21179My Mammy
21180-5Back In Your Own Backyard
21181-5Swanee
21182California, Here I Come
21183-15Sonny Boy

MGV 2092   Barbara Carroll Plays The Best Of George And Ira Gershwin

Barbara Carroll (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Joe Petti (drums)
NYC, March 7 & 8, 1957
20800Funny Face
20801Clap Yo' Hands
20803He Loves And She Loves
20804Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
20805They All Laughed
20806They Can't Take That Away From Me
20807Love Is Here To Stay
20808How Long Has This Been Going On
20809Let's Kiss And Make Up
20810Who Cares
20811'S Wonderful
20812Someone To Watch Over Me
** reissue of Verve MGV 2063 entitled "Funny Face".

MGV 2093   Buddy Bregman - Gershwin Anniversary Album

unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, March 10, 1957
20739-6How Long Has This Been Going On
20740-2I'm Biding My Time
20741-8Funny Face
20742-2Clap Yo' Hands
20743-4'S Wonderful
20744-2He Loves And She Loves
20745-2A Foggy Day
20746-4Let's Kiss And Make Up
20747-5They All Laughed
20748-4Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 1957
20755-3Liza
20756-4It Ain't Necessarily So
** reissue of Verve MGV 2064 entitled "Funny Face".

MGV 2094   Buddy Bregman - Dig Buddy

unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, February 22, 1957
20695-5A New Girl In Town
20696-4The Sin Of Pat Muldoon
20697-3Where Is Cinderella
20698-7Nickelodeon Holiday
Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1957
21233-6Holiday In The Highlands
21234-2Lullaby Of Birdland
21235-3This Is Beauty
21236-9Left Bank
same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1957
21237-8Holiday
21238-1Golden Guitars
21239-8Monique
21240-6Carousel On Side Street

MGV 2095   Barbara Carroll - Barbara

Barbara Carroll (piano) Joe Shulman (bass) Bill Faite (drums)
November 26, 1957
21858Love Is Just Around The Corner
21859Happy To Make Your Acquaintance
21860I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
21861Easy Living
21862Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
21863The Trolley Song
21864Blues For Blue Eyes
21865Will You Still Be Mine
21866It Might As Well Be Spring

MGV 2096   Woody Herman - Love Is The Sweetest Thing, Sometimes

Bill Harris (trombone) Ted Nash (alto sax, flute) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Woody Herman (vocals) 20 strings, Frank DeVol (director)
Los Angeles, CA, September 22, 1957
21477-4The Moon Got In My Eyes
21478-4There Is No Greater Love
21479-4The Folks Who Live On The Hill
21480-2Home
21481-9Darn That Dream
21482-1Hurry Back To Sorrento
Frank Beach, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet) Bill Harris, Joe Howard (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Skeets Herfurt (alto sax) Ted Nash (alto sax, flute) Georgie Auld, Ted Romersa (tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Woody Herman (vocals) Frank DeVol (director)
Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 1957
21503-6You're Blase
21504-9Pardon Me Pretty Baby
21505-12Something I Dreamed Last Night
21506-6How Long Has This Been Going On
21507-6Until The Real Thing Comes Along
21508-7Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

MGV 2097   Various Artists - Songs For Your Boy Friend

Joan O'Brien (vocals) Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 1957
21184-6Dear Love One
21185-3Come On Home, All Is Forgiven
21186-10Talk To Me Something
Linda Lawson (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Henry Mancini (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 1957
21483-4Somehow
21484-4More Than Ever
21485-7Salty, Salty Is The Sea
Linda Leigh (vocals) unidentified studio band, Jack Marshall (arranger, director) Barney Kessel (supervisor)
1957
21561-7What Good Does It To Me
21562-14Let Me
21564-10What Good Is A Memory
Marlene Willis (vocals) and others
21886-4Teenage Kisses
21887-6Teenage Island
21888-6Star Light, Star Bright

MGV 2098   Various Artists - Songs For Your Girl Friend

Peter Hanley (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Buddy Bregman (arranger, conductor)
Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 1956
20170-3Dedicated To You
Tony Travis (vocals) Bill Thompson Chorus, Buddy Bregman's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1957
20763-9Young And In Love
20764-7Red Shutters
20766-11My Star Spangled Beauty
Barney Kessel (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 1957
20794-5I'll Be True
Peter Hanley (vocals) Bill Thompson Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 1957
20856-8Shenandoah Rose
20857-8For The Love Of You
Barney Kessel (guitar) Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1957
20909-18Bright Moon, Bright Star
Jeff Allen (vocals) Barney Kessel Orchestra, Jack Marshall Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, June 3, 1957
21004-12Guilty Mind
Jeff Allen (vocals) Jack Marshall Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, July 15, 1957
21088-11When I See You
21089-7What Will I Tell My Heart
Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
1957
21885-5Walkin' The Low Road

MGV 2099   Helen Grayco - The Lady In Red

Helen Grayco (vocals) and others
February 24 & 25, 1958
22078-7Frenesi
22079-11Them There Eyes
22080-5Besame Mucho
22081-6Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
22082-2The Breeze And I
22083-5If I Should Lose You
22084-7Perfidia
22085-6The Hour Of Parting / The Lady In Red
22086-8The Moon Was Yellow
22087-5Jalousie
22088-11Temptation