Bethlehem Records Discography: 1946-1954

1946

Johnny Temple

unknown, sax, piano, banjo, bass, drums; Johnny Temple, vocals.
September, 1946
K5152I Believe I'll Go Downtown AgainQueen/King 4151; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5153Thirty DaysKing unissued
K5154Something In The Moon That Gives Me A Thrill-
K5155Between Sun Up And Sun Down-
K5156Dixie Flyer-
K5157Pocket Change-
K5158Believe My Sins Have Found Me Out-
K5159Rhythm Mama-
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* Queen/King 4151   Johnny Temple - I Believe I'll Go Downtown Again / ???

1947

Lonnie Johnson

John Hughes, piano; Lonnie Johnson, guitar, vocals; Roy Coulter, bass; unknown, drums; unidentified vocal group.
Cincinnati, OH, December 10, 1947
K5310-1I Am So GladKing 4212
K5311-1What A WomanKing 4201
K5312Happy New Year, DarlingKing 4251, 4492
K5313-1Tomorrow NightKing 4201, 4258; Bethlehem BCP-6071
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4212   Lonnie Johnson - I Am So Glad / ???
* King 4201   Lonnie Johnson - What A Woman / Tomorrow Night
* King 4251   Lonnie Johnson - Happy New Year, Darling / ???
* King 4492   Lonnie Johnson - Happy New Year, Darling / ???
* King 4258   Lonnie Johnson - Tomorrow Night / ???

1948

Texas Slim

John Lee Hooker, guitar, vocals.
Detroit, MI, December, 1948
K5590Stomp BoogieKing 4283, 4504; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5591Who's Been Jivin' YouKing LP 885
K5592Black Man BluesKing 4283
K5593Poor JoeKing LP 885
K5594unknown titleunissued
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4283   Texas Slim - Stomp Boogie / Black Man Blues
* King 4504   Texas Slim - Stomp Boogie / ???
* King LP 885   Texas Slim (no details)

1949

Memphis Slim

Alex Atkins, alto sax; Timothy Overton, tenor sax; Memphis Slim, piano, vocals; Betty Overton, bass.
Cincinnati, OH, January, 1949
K5662Cheatin' AroundKing 4284, LP 885
K5663A Letter HomeKing 4312, LP 1082, LP 885; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K5664Now I Got The BluesKing 4284, LP 1082, LP 885
K5665Grinder Man BluesKing 4327, LP 1082, LP 885
K5666Don't Ration My Love-
K5667Slim's BoogieKing 4312, LP 1082, LP 885
K5668Little MaryKing 4324, LP 885
K5669Mistake In LiveKing 4324, 6301, LP 1082, LP 859, LP 885
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* King 4284   Memphis Slim - Cheatin' Around / Now I Got The Blues
* King 4312   Memphis Slim - A Letter Home / Slim's Boogie
* King 4327   Memphis Slim - Grinder Man Blues / Don't Ration My Love
* King 4324   Memphis Slim - Little Mary / Mistake In Live
* King 6301   Memphis Slim - Mistake In Live / ???
* King LP 885, LP 1082   Memphis Slim (no details)

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker, guitar, vocals; unknown, drums.
Detroit, MI, 1949
K4750Late Last NightFederal 12377; King LP 859; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K4751Don't You Remember MeFederal 12377; King LP 859
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* Federal 12377   John Lee Hooker - Late Last Night / Don't You Remember Me

1952

Eddie Vinson

Charles Lee, trumpet; Slide Hampton, trombone; Eddie Vinson, alto sax, vocals; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Walter Hiles, baritone sax; Joseph Lawson, piano; John Faire, guitar; Carl Lee, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.
Cincinnati, OH, July 7, 1952
K9156-4Lonesome TrainKing 4582, LP 668, KS 1087
K9157-4Person To PersonKing 4582, 6305, KS 1087; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K9158I Need You TonightKing 4563, KS 1087
K9159Good Bread AlleyKing 4563, LP 668, KS 1087
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King KS 1087   Eddie Vinson
* King 4582   Eddie Vinson - Lonesome Train / Person To Person
* King 6305   Eddie Vinson - Person To Person / ???
* King 4563   Eddie Vinson - I Need You Tonight / Good Bread Alley
* King LP 668   Eddie Vinson (no details)

Jimmy Rushing

Frank Galbraith, trumpet; Dicky Wells, trombone; Pete Clark, alto sax; Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Fletcher Smith, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums; Jimmy Rushing, vocals.
NYC, September 25, 1952
K8287-1In The MoonlightKing 4588, EP 305
K8288She's Mine, She's YoursKing 4606, EP 305; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8289-1Where Were YouKing 4588
K8290Somebody's Spoiling These WomenKing 4606, EP 305
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King EP 305   Jimmy Rushing
* King 4588   Jimmy Rushing - In The Moonlight / Where Were You
* King 4606   Jimmy Rushing - She's Mine, She's Yours / Somebody's Spoiling These Women

1953 (founded)

Sticks McGhee

Ed Vanderveer, trumpet; Maxwell Lucas, Charles Rawlins, tenor sax; Douglas Blackman, piano; Sticks McGhee, guitar, vocals; Clifford Bryan, bass; George Ward, drums.
NYC, January 14, 1953
K8346-1Little Things We Used To DoKing 4610; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8347-1Blues In Heart And Tears In EyesKing 4628
K8348-1Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice-
K8349-1Head Happy With WineKing 4610
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4610   Sticks McGhee - Little Things We Used To Do / Head Happy With Wine
* King 4628   Sticks McGhee - Blues In Heart And Tears In Eyes / Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice

Piney Brown

Sidney Grant, tenor sax; Jack Dupree, piano; Mickey Baker, guitar; Cedric Wallace, bass; John Taylor, drums; Piney Brown, vocals.
NYC, April 7, 1953
K8395Whispering BluesKing 4036, LP 859; Bethlehem BCP-6071
K8396Walk A Block And FallKing 4036
* King LP 859   Various Artists - Turn Back The Clock
* Bethlehem BCP-6071   Various Artists - Blues 'N' Folk
* King 4036   Piney Brown - Whispering Blues / Walk A Block And Fall

Chris Connor

Jim Bright, Jimmy Nottingham, Red Solomon, trumpet; Vern Friley, Frank Saracco, Ward Silloway, Kai Winding, trombone; Sid Cooper, Milt Yaner, alto sax; Boomie Richman, Sam Taylor, tenor sax; Dave McRae, baritone sax; Dave Martin, piano; Sidney Block, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums; Chris Connor, vocals; Sy Oliver, arranger, conductor.
NYC, December 17 & 18, 1953
Ask MeBethlehem B-1293, BCP-6004
Ask Me (alternate take)unissued
Blue SilhouetteBethlehem B-1291, BCP-6004, BCP-82
Chiquita From Chi-Wah-WahBethlehem B-1293, BCP-6004
Miser's SerenadeBethlehem B-1291, BCP-56
Ev'rything I LoveBethlehem BCP-56
Indian Summer-
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-82   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume One
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
= Bethlehem BCP-56 (later)   The Rich Sound Of Chris Connor
* Bethlehem B-1293   Chris Connor - Ask Me / Chiquita From Chi-Wah-Wah
* Bethlehem B-1291   Chris Connor - Blue Silhouette / Miser's Serenade

Charlie Mariano Sextet

Stu Williamson, trumpet #1-4,6; Frank Rosolino, trombone #1-4; Charlie Mariano, alto sax; Claude Williamson, piano; Max Bennett, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 21, 1953
1.ChloeBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
2.'S NiceBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49, BCP-83, 45-11039
3.Three Little WordsBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
4.Green WallsBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49, 45-11040
5.You Go To My HeadBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49, 45-11039
6.My Melancholy BabyBethlehem BCP-1022, BCP-49
* Bethlehem BCP-49   Charlie Mariano Plays
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume Two
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1022   Charlie Mariano Sextet
* Bethlehem 45-11039   Charlie Mariano - You Go To My Head / 'S Nice
* Bethlehem 45-11040   Charlie Mariano - I Should Care / Green Walls

1954

Chris Connor

Ellis Larkins, piano; Everett Barksdale, guitar; Beverly Peer, bass; Chris Connor, vocals.
NYC, August 9 & 11, 1954
Lullaby Of BirdlandBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-6004, BCP-6068, 45-3081
What Is There To SayBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-6004, 45-11001
Try A Little Tenderness-
Spring Is HereBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-6004
Why Shouldn't I-
Why Shouldn't I (alternate take)unissued
All About RonnieBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-56, 45-3081
I Hear MusicBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-56
Come Back To SorrentoBethlehem BCP-1001, BCP-56, BCP-83, 45-11005
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Award Album - Jazz Vocals
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
= Bethlehem BCP-56 (later)   The Rich Sound Of Chris Connor
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume Two
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1001   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem 45-3081   Chris Connor - Lullaby Of Birdland / All About Ronnie
* Bethlehem 45-11001   Chris Connor - Try A Little Tenderness / What Is There To Say
* Bethlehem 45-11005   Chris Connor - Come Back To Sorrento / Blame It On My Youth

Chris Connor

Ronnie Odrich, flute, clarinet; Don Burns, accordion; Joe Cinderella, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Art Mardigan, drums; Chris Connor, vocals.
NYC, August 21, 1954
Cottage For SaleBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-6004
How Long Has This Been Going On-
Stella By Starlight-
Gone With The Wind-
He's Coming Home-
Goodbye-
Out Of This WorldBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-56
Lush LifeBethlehem BCP-1002, BCP-56, BCP-6006
* Bethlehem BCP-6004   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys Of Birdland
* Bethlehem BCP-56   Chris Connor - Chris
= Bethlehem BCP-56 (later)   The Rich Sound Of Chris Connor
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Julie London, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-1002   Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers

Bobby Scott Trio

Bobby Scott, piano; Whitey Mitchell, bass; Bill Bradley Jr., drums.
NYC, September 21, 1954
Pee WeeBethlehem BCP-1004, BCP-1
Phil's Mood-
Moonbeaux-
Tenderly-
Ode To Monk-
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Lullaby Of Birdland-
Gone With The Wind-
* Bethlehem BCP-1   Bobby Scott/Terry Pollard (not released?)
* Bethlehem BCP-1004   Bobby Scott - Great Scott

Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet

Julius Watkins, French horn; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Duke Jordan, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Ron Jefferson, drums.
NYC, September, 1954
SextetteBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6, 45-11056
The Golden TouchBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6
Cable Car-
Tractisisms-
Edge Of LoveBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6, 45-11056
Oscar Rides AgainBethlehem BCP-1003, BCP-6
* Bethlehem BCP-6   Bass By Pettiford/Burke
* Bethlehem BCP-1003   Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet
* Bethlehem 45-11056   Oscar Pettiford - Edge Of Love / Sextette

Hank D'Amico Quartet / Hank D'Amico's Quartet

Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Billy Triglia, piano; Milton Hinton, bass; Charlie Smith, drums.
NYC, October 5-8, 1954
Hank's HolidayBethlehem BCP-1006, BCP-7
Billy's Bubble-
Tomorrow-
Gone-
Grasshopper-
Bernie's Tune-
Hank's Dilemma-
The Nearness Of You-
* Bethlehem BCP-7   Hank D'Amico/Aaron Sachs - We Brought Our Axes
* Bethlehem BCP-1006   Hank D'Amico Quartet - Holiday With Hank

Carmen McRae

Herbie Mann, flute, tenor sax; Mat Mathews, accordion; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Wendell Marshall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Carmen McRae, vocals.
NYC, October 6, 1954
Easy To LoveBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006, BCP-84, BCP-6068
If I'm LuckyBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006, 45-11009
Old Devil MoonBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6041, EXLP-2
Tip Toe GentlyBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006, 45-11009
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Julie London, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-84   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume Three
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-6068   Various Artists - Award Album - Jazz Vocals
* Bethlehem BCP-6041   Nina Simone And Her Friends - An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm
* Bethlehem EXLP-2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem BCP-1023   Carmen McRae
* Bethlehem 45-11009   Carmen McRae - If I'm Lucky / Tip Toe Gently

Charlie Shavers Sextet

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Bennie Moten, trombone; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Kenny Kersey, piano; Aaron Bell, bass; Panama Francis, drums; Al Collins, narrator.
NYC, October 25 & 27, 1954
Young Man With A Horn / When It's Sleepy Time Down South / After You've Gone / Echoes Of Harlem / And The Angels Sing / Ciribiribin / Salt Peanuts / Young Man With A HornBethlehem BCP-1007
Dark EyesBethlehem BCP-1007, BCP-67, BCP-6065
Dawn On The DesertBethlehem BCP-67, 45-11068
Moten SwingBethlehem BCP-1007, BCP-67, BCP-6034
Story Of The Jazz TrumpetBethlehem BCP-67
Desert DawnBethlehem BCP-1007
* Bethlehem BCP-67   The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
* Bethlehem BCP-6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-1007   Charlie Shavers - Horn O' Plenty
* Bethlehem 45-11068   Charlie Shavers - Dawn On The Desert / Windy

Ruby Braff Quartet

Ruby Braff, trumpet; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Walter Page, bass; Bobby Donaldson, drums.
NYC, October, 1954
Struttin' With Some BarbecueBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-85, BCP-6043
Mean To MeBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-87, BCP-6043
EllieBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-90, 45-11078
You're A SweetheartBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-6034, BCP-6043
Blue And SentimentalBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-5, BCP-92
Blue RoomBethlehem BCP-1005
I Can't Get StartedBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-6043
This Can't Be LoveBethlehem BCP-1005, BCP-6034, 45-11078
* Bethlehem BCP-5   A Ruby Braff Omnibus
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Bethlehem BCP-6043   Ruby Braff, Trumpet And Orchestra - The Best Of Ruby Braff
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrel Jazz - No Blanks Here
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1005   Ruby Braff Swings
* Bethlehem 45-11078   Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins - Ellie / This Can't Be Love

Jack Teagarden Sextet

Fred Greenleaf, trumpet; Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocals; Kenny Davern, clarinet; Norma Teagarden, piano; Kass Malone, bass; Ray Bauduc, drums.
NYC, November 12, 1954
Riverboat ShuffleBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Mis'ry And The BluesBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Milenberg JoysBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6036, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
King Porter StompBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
= Bethlehem BCP-32 (later)   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great - Dixie At It's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones, Jack Teagarden - Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-6036   Various Artists - Trombone Bandstand
* Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Period SPL 1110   Jack Teagarden - Leonard Feather Presents Original Dixieland
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues

Jack Teagarden Septet

Dick Cary, trumpet, arranger; Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocals; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Leonard Feather, piano; Carl Kress, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Ray Bauduc, drums.
NYC, November 13, 1954
Blue FunkBethlehem BCP-6036; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Davenport BluesBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Meet Me Where They Play The BluesBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Music To Love By-
* Bethlehem BCP-6036   Various Artists - Trombone Bandstand
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
= Bethlehem BCP-32 (later)   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great - Dixie At It's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones, Jack Teagarden - Dixieland
* Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues

Pete Brown Sextet

Joe Wilder, trumpet; Pete Brown, alto sax; Wade Legge, piano; Wally Richardson, guitar; Gene Ramey, bass; Rudy Collins, drums.
NYC, November 16, 1954
Moonlight In VermontBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-89, BCP-6034, 45-11080
The World Is Waiting For The SunriseBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-92, 45-11080
There Will Never Be Another YouBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-85
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4
Used BluesBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-86, BCP-6038
Tea For TwoBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4
Delta BluesBethlehem BCP-1011, BCP-4, BCP-88, BCP-6038
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album ...For You
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-6038   Various Artists - Blues Ville
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-1011   Pete Brown - Peter The Great
* Bethlehem 45-11080   Pete Brown - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Moonlight In Vermont

Conte Candoli - Stan Levey Quartet

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Claude Williamson, piano; Max Bennett, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1954
Fine And DandyBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9
Night FlightBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-91
I Can't Get StartedBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, 45-11076
On The AlamoBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-86
Tune For TexBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-82, BCP-88
They Can't Take That Away From MeBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-6034, 45-11076
Everything Happens To MeBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-89, BCP-6034
I'll Remember AprilBethlehem BCP-1016, BCP-9, BCP-90
My Funny Valentineunissued
* Bethlehem BCP-9   West Coasting With Conte Candoli/Stan Levey
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knitted Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-82   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume One
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album ...For You
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1016   Conte Candoli - Sincerely, Conte
* Bethlehem 45-11076   Conte Candoli - They Can't Take That Away From Me / I Can't Get Started

Eddie Shu Quartet

Eddie Shu, trumpet, clarinet, alto, tenor sax; Bobby Scott, piano; Vinnie Burke, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
NYC, November 26, 1954
It's Sand, ManBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3
Don't Blame Me-
Day By Day-
Tom Dick And JimBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-91
Blues For BabyBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-86
On East SideBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-87
PeaceBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-88
JusticeBethlehem BCP-1013, BCP-3, BCP-92
* Bethlehem BCP-3   Eddie Shu/Bob Hardaway - Jazz Practitioners
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knitted Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-86   Various Artists - We Cut This Album For Bread
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrel Jazz - No Blanks Here
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1013   Eddie Shu Quartet

Joe Puma Quintet

Don Elliott, vibes; Barry Galbraith, Joe Puma, guitar; Vinnie Burke, bass; Teddy Sommer, drums.
NYC, November 30, 1954
LorisBethlehem BCP-1012
A Little Rainy-
What Is There To Say-
Hallelujah-
How About You-
Pumatic-
Liza-
Moon Song-
* Bethlehem BCP-1012   Joe Puma - East Coast Jazz/3

Aaron Sachs Quintette / Aaron Sachs' Sextet

Urbie Green, trombone; Aaron Sachs, tenor sax, clarinet; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, November, 1954
One TrackBethlehem BCP-1008, BCP-7
Kingfish-
Helen-
Conversation-
If You Are But A Dream-
The Bullfrog-
* Bethlehem BCP-7   Hank D'Amico/Aaron Sachs - We Brought Our Axes
* Bethlehem BCP-1008   Aaron Sachs Quintette

Bobby Scott Septet

Ronnie Woellner, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Hal McKusick, alto sax; Al Epstein, baritone sax; Bobby Scott, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, November, 1954
DotBethlehem BCP-1009, BCP-8
Moon Tan-
Betty-
Aunt Sarah-
Cerebellum-
* Bethlehem BCP-8   The Compositions Of Bobby Scott
* Bethlehem BCP-1009   Bobby Scott - East Coast Jazz/1

Jack Teagarden Sextet

Jimmy McPartland, cornet; Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocals; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Dick Cary, piano, arranger; Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, November, 1954
Original Dixieland One-StepBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042, 45-11019, 45-11060; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
Eccentric-
Bad Actin' WomanBethlehem BCP-32; Period SPL 1106; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
High SocietyBethlehem BCP-32, BCP-6042; Period SPL 1110; Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2
* Bethlehem BCP-32   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great
= Bethlehem BCP-32 (later)   Jack Teagarden - Jazz Great - Dixie At It's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones, Jack Teagarden - Dixieland
* Good Time Jazz GTJCD-12063-2   Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Period SPL 1110   Jack Teagarden - Leonard Feather Presents Original Dixieland
* Period SPL 1106   Jack Teagarden - Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
* Bethlehem 45-11019   Jack Teagarden - Eccentric / Original Dixieland One-Step
* Bethlehem 45-11060   Jack Teagarden - Original Dixieland One-Step / Eccentric

Conte Candoli - Stan Levey Sextet

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Jimmy Giuffre, baritone sax; Claude Williamson, piano; Max Bennett, bass; Stan Levey, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, December 6, 1954
ExaktamoBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-85, BCP-6035
ExtraversionBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-87, 45-11077
Drum SticksBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9
Lightnin' BugBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-89
West CoastingBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, BCP-83, BCP-87
Fast ClipBethlehem BCP-1017, BCP-9, 45-11077
* Bethlehem BCP-9   West Coasting With Conte Candoli/Stan Levey
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Bethlehem BCP-6035   Various Artists - Fifteen Star Saxophones
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrel Jazz - No Blanks Here
* Bethlehem BCP-89   Various Artists - We've Built A Jazz Album ...For You
* Bethlehem BCP-83   Various Artists - Just For Variety - Bethlehem's Best, Volume Two
= Bethlehem EXLP-6   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Best
* Bethlehem BCP-1017   Stan Levey Plays The Composition Of Bill Holman, Bob Cooper And Jimmy Giuffre
* Bethlehem 45-11077   Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Stan Levey - Extraversion / Fast Clip

Jonah Jones Sextet

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Kenny Kersey, piano; Pops Foster, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, December 9, 1954
Beale Street BluesBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-6042
Down By The Riverside-
European BluesBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-85
The Sheik Of ArabyBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-6042, 45-11014
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones, Jack Teagarden - Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Bethlehem BCP-1014   Jonah Jones Sextet
* Bethlehem 45-11014   Jonah Jones - You're The Cream In My Coffee / The Sheik Of Araby

Oscar Pettiford Nonet

Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor sax; Dave Schildkraut, alto sax; Danny Bank, baritone sax; Earl Knight, piano; Oscar Pettiford, bass, cello; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, December 17, 1954
Jack The BearBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-85, 45-11081
TamalpaisBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-91, 45-11081
ChucklesBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-88
Mood IndigoBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-92
Time On My HandsBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2
Swing 'Til The Girls Come HomeBethlehem BCP-1019, BCP-2, BCP-87
* Bethlehem BCP-2   Oscar Pettiford/Red Mitchell - Jazz Mainstream
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knitted Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-87   Various Artists - Double Barrel Jazz - No Blanks Here
* Bethlehem BCP-1019   Oscar Pettiford - Basically Duke
* Bethlehem 45-11081   Oscar Pettiford - Jack The Bear / Tamalpais

Ruby Braff Sextet

Ruby Braff, trumpet; Ed Hubble, trombone; Sam Margolis, tenor sax; Dick Katz, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Izzy Skylar, drums.
NYC, December 31, 1954 & January 1, 1955
You Can Depend On MeBethlehem BCP-1034
Auld Lang StyleBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5, BCP-88
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5
Rosetta-
Sometimes I'm HappyBethlehem BCP-1034, BCP-5, BCP-92
* Bethlehem BCP-5   A Ruby Braff Omnibus
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1034   Ruby Braff - Ball At Bethlehem

Jonah Jones Sextet

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Urbie Green, trombone; George Clarke, tenor sax; Kenny Kersey, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, December, 1954
You're The Cream In My CoffeeBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-91, BCP-6034, 45-11014
Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-88, BCP-6042, 45-11010
J.J. SpecialBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-92, BCP-6042
Stars Fell On AlabamaBethlehem BCP-1014, BCP-4, BCP-90, BCP-6034, BCP-6042, 45-11010
* Bethlehem BCP-4   Pete Brown/Jonah Jones - Jazz Kaleidoscope
* Bethlehem BCP-91   Various Artists - A Lot Of Yarn But A Well Knitted Jazz Album
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6042   Jonah Jones, Jack Teagarden - Dixieland
* Bethlehem BCP-92   Various Artists - No Sour Grapes ...Just Pure Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1014   Jonah Jones Sextet
* Bethlehem 45-11014   Jonah Jones - You're The Cream In My Coffee / The Sheik Of Araby
* Bethlehem 45-11010   Jonah Jones - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Stars Fell On Alabama

Herbie Mann Quartet

Herbie Mann, flute; Benny Weeks, guitar; Keith Hodgson, bass; Lee Rockey, drums.
NYC, December, 1954
Chicken LittleBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067, 45-3040
Chicken Little (alternate take 3)unissued
The Things We Did Last SummerBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
After Work-
A Spring MorningBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58
A Spring Morning (alternate take 6)unissued
The Purple GrottoBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58
The Purple Grotto (alternate take 1)unissued
My Little Suede ShoesBethlehem BCP-1018, BCP-58, BCP-6067, 45-3040
* Bethlehem BCP-58   Herbie Mann Plays
* Bethlehem BCP-6067   Herbie Mann - The Epitome Of Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-1018   Herbie Mann - East Coast Jazz/4
* Bethlehem 45-3040   Herbie Mann - My Little Suede Shoes / Chicken Little

Carmen McRae

Tony Scott, clarinet #1-3, piano #4; Dick Katz, piano #1-3; Skip Fawcett, bass #1-3; Osie Johnson, drums #1-3; Carmen McRae, vocals.
NYC, December, 1954
1.You Made Me CareBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6041
2.Last Time For Love-
3.Too Much In Love To Care-
4.MiseryBethlehem BCP-1023, BCP-6006
* Bethlehem BCP-6041   Nina Simone And Her Friends - An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm
* Bethlehem BCP-6006   Julie London, Carmen McRae, Chris Connor - Bethlehem's Girl Friends
* Bethlehem BCP-1023   Carmen McRae

Charlie Mingus Sextet

Thad Jones, trumpet #1-4,7; John LaPorta, clarinet, alto sax; Teo Macero, tenor, baritone sax; Jackson Wiley, cello #1-4; Charlie Mingus, bass, piano; Clem DeRosa, drums, tambourine.
NYC, December, 1954
1.What Is This Thing Called LovePeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-90
2.Stormy WeatherPeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-88, BCP-6034
3.Minor IntrusionPeriod SPL 1107; Bethlehem BCP-65
4.AbstractionsPeriod SPL 1107
5.Thrice Upon A ThemePeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-85
6.Four HandsPeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65, BCP-90
7.The Spur Of The Moment / EchonitusPeriod SPL 1111; Bethlehem BCP-65
* Bethlehem BCP-65   The Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus
* Bethlehem BCP-90   Various Artists - A Handful Of Cool Jazz
* Bethlehem BCP-88   Various Artists - Jazz Music For People Who Don't Care About Money
* Bethlehem BCP-6034   Various Artists - Smart.. Luscious.. Beautiful - Sounds Of The Trumpets
* Bethlehem BCP-85   Various Artists - Nothing Cheesy About This Jazz - Do You Dig It?
* Period SPL 1107   Charles Mingus, John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods, Vol. 1
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1857-2   Charles Mingus, John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods
* Period SPL 1111   Charles Mingus, John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods, Vol. 2
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1857-2   Charles Mingus, John LaPorta - Jazzical Moods

Vinnie Burke Quartet

Ronnie Odrich, flute, clarinet #1-7; Don Burns, accordion #1-7; Barry Galbraith, guitar #1-7; Joe Cinderella, guitar #8; Vinnie Burke, bass.
NYC, 1954
1.The ContinentalBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6
2.For All We Know-
3.Yesterdays-
4.Imagination-
5.Time OutBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6, 45-11058
6.On The AlamoBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6
7.Honeysuckle Rose-
8.Softly, As In A Morning SunriseBethlehem BCP-1010, BCP-6, 45-11058
* Bethlehem BCP-6   Bass By Pettiford/Burke
* Bethlehem BCP-1010   Vinnie Burke - East Coast Jazz/2
* Bethlehem 45-11058   Vinnie Burke - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise / Time Out

Ralph Burns Quartet

Ralph Burns, piano; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.
NYC, 1954-1955
Spring SequencePeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
It Might As Well Be SpringPeriod SPL 1105
Spring Is HerePeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68
SprangPeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Echo Of SpringPeriod SPL 1105; Bethlehem BCP-68
Spring In Naples-
same session.
GinaPeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Autobahn Blues-
Lover Come Back To MePeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68
Perpetual MotionPeriod SPL 1109; Bethlehem BCP-68; Jazztone J-1255
Bijou-
* Bethlehem BCP-68   Ralph Burns - Bijou
* Jazztone J-1255   Mary Lou Williams, Ralph Burns - Composer-Pianists
* Period SPL 1105   Ralph Burns - Spring Sequence
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1917-2   Ralph Burns - Bijou
* Period SPL 1109; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1917-2   Ralph Burns - Bijou

Dick Wetmore Quartet

Dick Wetmore, violin; Ray Santisi, piano; Bill Nordstrom, bass; Jimmy Zitano, drums.
circa 1954 or 1955
RondetteBethlehem BCP-1035
Sad Walk-
Re-Search-
Piece Caprico-
Just Duo-
Pomp-
Brash-
Shiftful-
* Bethlehem BCP-1035   Dick Wetmore

Paula Castle

Sam Most, flute; Ronnie Selbey, piano; Chet Amsterdam, bass; Herb Wasserman, drums; Paula Castle, vocals.
circa 1954 or 1955
I'm Shooting HighBethlehem BCP-1036
Yesterday's Gardenias-
Here I Am In Love Again-
Mountain Greenery-
Lost Love-
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Love Is One Way Street-
Why Can't I-
* Bethlehem BCP-1036   Paula Castle - Lost Love

Donna Brooks With Chuck Wayne Quartet

Donna Brooks, vocals; with Bobby Scott, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Milt Hinton, bass; Billy Exiner as Billy Exner, drums.
released 1954
The Things We Did Last SummerBethlehem BEP-104
Lullaby Of The Leaves-
Gone With The Wind-
What More Can A Woman Do-
* Bethlehem BEP-104   Donna Brooks - Soft And Slow