Blue Note Records Discography: 1939-1944

1939 (founded)

Meade "Lux" Lewis And Albert Ammons

Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, January 6, 1939
tk.1 (486A-1)The Blues, Part 1Blue Note 8; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.2 (486A-2)The Blues, Part 2-
tk.3 (486A-3)The Blues, Part 3Blue Note 9; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.4 (486A-4)The Blues, Part 4-
Albert Ammons, piano.
tk.5 (441-5)Boogie Woogie StompBlue Note 2, BLP 7017, BST 89902; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.6 (GM535-6)Chicago In MindBlue Note 4, BLP 7017; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.7 (1007)Suitcase BluesBlue Note 21, BLP 7017; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.8 (442-8)Boogie Woogie BluesBlue Note 2, BLP 7017; Mosaic MR3-103
Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano.
tk.9The Blues, Part 5Mosaic MR3-103
tk.10Untitled Lewis Original-
tk.11 (444-11)MelancholyBlue Note 1; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.12 (443-12)Solitude-
Albert Ammons, piano.
tk.13Untitled Ammons OriginalMosaic MR3-103
tk.14 (1014)Bass Goin' CrazyBlue Note 21, BLP 7017; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.15Back Water BluesMosaic MR3-103
tk.16Changes In Boogie Woogie-
Albert Ammons, Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano.
tk.17 (GM537-17)Two And FewsBlue Note 4, BLP 7017; Mosaic MR3-103
tk.18Nagasaki (as The Sheik Of Araby)Mosaic MR3-103
Albert Ammons, piano.
tk.19Easy Rider Blues-
* Mosaic MR3-103, MD2-103   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Albert Ammons And Meade Lux Lewis
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 7017   Albert Ammons Memorial Album - Boogie Woogie Classics
= Blue Note (F) BLP 1209   Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson - Boogie Woogie Classics
* Blue Note 8   Meade "Lux" Lewis - The Blues, Part 1 & 2
= Blue Note 8/9   Meade "Lux" Lewis - The Blues
* Blue Note 9   Meade "Lux" Lewis - The Blues, Part 3 & 4
= Blue Note 8/9   Meade "Lux" Lewis - The Blues
* Blue Note 2   Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Stomp / Boogie Woogie Blues
* Blue Note 4   Albert Ammons - Chicago In Mind / Meade "Lux" Lewis, Albert Ammons - Two And Fews
* Blue Note 21   Albert Ammons - Bass Goin' Crazy / Suitcase Blues
* Blue Note 1   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Melancholy / Solitude

Frank Newton Quintet

Frank Newton, trumpet; Albert Ammons, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, April 7, 1939
GM512A-6Daybreak BluesBlue Note 501; Mosaic MR1-108
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Blue Note 501   J.C. Higginbotham - Weary Land Blues / Frank Newton - Daybreak Blues

J.C. Higginbotham Quintet

J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Albert Ammons, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, April 7, 1939
GM513A-5Weary Land BluesBlue Note 501; Mosaic MR1-108
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Blue Note 501   J.C. Higginbotham - Weary Land Blues / Frank Newton - Daybreak Blues

Port Of Harlem Jazz Men

Frank Newton, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Albert Ammons, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, April 7, 1939
GM515A-5Port Of Harlem BluesBlue Note 14, BST 89902; Mosaic MR1-108
GM516-2Mighty BluesBlue Note 3, BLP 7022, B-6509; Mosaic MR1-108
GM517-1Rocking The Blues-
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Blue Note B-6509   Baby Dodds/Art Hodes/Edmond Hall - Classics, Volume I
* Blue Note BLP 7022   Sidney Bechet - Port Of Harlem Six
* Blue Note 14   Port Of Harlem Jazz Men - Port Of Harlem Blues / Frank Newton - After Hours Blues
* Blue Note 3   Port Of Harlem Jazz Men - Mighty Blues / Rocking The Blues

Frank Newton Quintet

Frank Newton, trumpet; Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, June 8, 1939
GM531After Hours BluesBlue Note 14; Mosaic MR1-108
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Blue Note 14   Port Of Harlem Jazz Men - Port Of Harlem Blues / Frank Newton - After Hours Blues

J.C. Higginbotham Quintet

J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, June 8, 1939
GM532B-15Basin Street BluesBlue Note 7; Mosaic MR1-108
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Blue Note 7   Port Of Harlem Seven - Blues For Tommy / J.C. Higginbotham - Basin Street Blues

Port Of Harlem Seven

Frank Newton, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Sidney Bechet, soprano sax; Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, June 8, 1939
GM532x-12Blues For Tommy (Ladnier)Blue Note 7, BLP 7003, BLP 1202; Mosaic MR1-108, MR6-110
* Blue Note BLP 1202, BST 81202 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89385 2 1   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 2
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 7003   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 7   Port Of Harlem Seven - Blues For Tommy / J.C. Higginbotham - Basin Street Blues

Sidney Bechet Quintet

Sidney Bechet, soprano sax; Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, June 8, 1939
GM533-14SummertimeBlue Note 6, BLP 7002, BLP 1201, BST 89902; Mosaic MR1-108, MR6-110
* Blue Note BLP 1201, BST 81201 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89384 2 2   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 1
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 7002   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 6   Port Of Harlem Seven - Pounding Heart Blues / Sidney Bechet - Summertime

Port Of Harlem Seven

Frank Newton, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Sidney Bechet, clarinet; Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
probably WMGM Radio Station, NYC, June 8, 1939
GM536-11Pounding Heart BluesBlue Note 6, BLP 7003, BLP 1202; Mosaic MR1-108, MR6-110
* Blue Note BLP 1202, BST 81202 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89385 2 1   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 2
* Mosaic MR1-108   The Complete Recordings Of The Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 7003   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 6   Port Of Harlem Seven - Pounding Heart Blues / Sidney Bechet - Summertime

Earl "Fatha" Hines Solo

Earl "Fatha" Hines, piano.
possibly WMGM Radio Station, NYC, July 29, 1939
GM301x-3The Father's GetawayBlue Note 5, BST 89902; Mosaic MR1-119
GM302x-2Reminiscing At Blue NoteBlue Note 5; Mosaic MR1-119
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR1-119   The Pete Johnson/Earl Hines/Teddy Bunn Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 5   Earl "Fatha" Hines - The Father's Getaway / Reminiscing At Blue Note

Pete Johnson Blues Trio

Pete Johnson, piano; Ulysses Livingston, guitar #1-3,7,8; Abe Bolar, bass #1-3,7,8.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1939
1. RS653-1Vine St. BustleBlue Note 11, BLP 7019; Mosaic MR1-119
2. RS654-2Some Day Bluesrejected
3. RS655-3-Blue Note 11, BLP 7019; Mosaic MR1-119
4. RS656-4Holler Stomprejected
5. RS657-5--
6. RS658-6-Blue Note 12, BLP 7019; Mosaic MR1-119
7. RS659-7Barrelhouse BreakdownBlue Note 10, BLP 7019; Mosaic MR1-119
8. RS660-8Kansas City Farewell-
9. RS661-9You Don't Know My Mindrejected
10. RS662-10-Blue Note 12, BLP 7019; Mosaic MR1-119
* Mosaic MR1-119   The Pete Johnson/Earl Hines/Teddy Bunn Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 7019   Pete Johnson - Boogie Woogie Classics
= Blue Note (F) BLP 1209   Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson - Boogie Woogie Classics
* Blue Note 11   Pete Johnson - Vine St. Bustle / Some Day Blues
* Blue Note 12   Pete Johnson - Holler Stomp / You Don't Know My Mind
* Blue Note 10   Pete Johnson - Barrelhouse Breakdown / Kansas City Farewell

1940

Josh White Trio

Sidney Bechet, soprano sax; Josh White, guitar, vocals; Wilson Ernest Myers, bass.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 7, 1940
RS671 ACareless Love (Blues)Blue Note 23; Mosaic MR6-110
RS672Milk Cow BluesBlue Note 23, BST 89902; Mosaic MR6-110
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note 23   Josh White - Careless Love / Milk Cow Blues

Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Quartet

Sidney Bechet, soprano sax; Teddy Bunn, guitar; George "Pops" Foster, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 27, 1940
RS709 BLonesome BluesBlue Note 13, BLP 7022; Mosaic MR6-110
RS710 ADear Old SouthlandBlue Note 13, BLP 7002, BLP 1201; Mosaic MR6-110
RS711 ABechet's Steady RiderBlue Note 502, BLP 7022; Mosaic MR6-110
RS712 ASaturday Night Blues-
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 1201, BST 81201 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89384 2 2   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 1
* Blue Note BLP 7022   Sidney Bechet - Port Of Harlem Six
* Blue Note BLP 7002   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 13   Sidney Bechet - Lonesome Blues / Dear Old Southland
* Blue Note 502   Sidney Bechet - Saturday Night Blues / Bechet's Steady Rider

Teddy Bunn Solo

Teddy Bunn, guitar, vocals.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, March 28, 1940
RS713 AKing Porter StompBlue Note 503; Mosaic MR1-119
RS714 ABachelor Blues-
RS715 ABlues Without Words (alternate take)Mosaic MR1-119
RS715 BBlues Without WordsBlue Note 504; Mosaic MR1-119
RS716 AGuitar In High-
* Mosaic MR1-119   The Pete Johnson/Earl Hines/Teddy Bunn Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note 503   Teddy Bunn - King Porter Stomp / Bachelor Blues
* Blue Note 504   Teddy Bunn - Guitar In High / Blues Without Words

Meade "Lux" Lewis Solo

Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 4, 1940
RS791 BHonky Tonk Train BluesBlue Note 15, BLP 7018, BST 89902; Mosaic MR3-103
RS792 CBass On TopBlue Note 16, BLP 7018; Mosaic MR3-103
RS793 ASix Wheel Chaser-
RS794 ATell Your StoryBlue Note 15, BLP 7018; Mosaic MR3-103
RS794 BTell Your Story No. 2Blue Note 22; Mosaic MR3-103
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR3-103, MD2-103   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Albert Ammons And Meade Lux Lewis
* Blue Note BLP 7018   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Boogie Woogie Classics
* Blue Note 15   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Honky Tonk Train Blues / Tell Your Story
* Blue Note 16   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Six Wheel Chaser / Bass On Top
* Blue Note 22   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Rising Tide Blues / Tell Your Story No. 2

1941

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

Edmond Hall, clarinet; Meade "Lux" Lewis, celeste; Charlie Christian, acoustic guitar; Israel Crosby, bass.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, February 5, 1941
R3459AJamming In FourBlue Note 18, BLP 5026, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
R3460Edmond Hall Blues-
R3461Profoundly BlueBlue Note 17, 45-1634, BLP 5001, B-6505, BST 89902; Mosaic MR6-109
R3461-2Profoundly Blue No. 2Blue Note BLP 5026, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
R3462A-2Celestial ExpressBlue Note 17, BLP 5026, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
* Blue Note B-6505   The Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet/Edmond Hall's All Star Quintet - Celestial Express
= Blue Note (J) NR-8101   Charlie Christian, Edmond Hall - Memorable Sessions
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 5026   Various Artists - Memorable Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 5001   Various Artists - Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Mood
* Blue Note 45-1634   Charlie Christian, Edmond Hall - Profoundly Blue / Ike Quebec - Blue Harlem
* Blue Note 18   Edmond Hall - Edmond Hall Blues / Jamming In Four
* Blue Note 17   Edmond Hall - Celestial Express / Profoundly Blue

Meade "Lux" Lewis Solo

Meade "Lux" Lewis, harpsichord #1-4, piano #5.
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, April 9, 1941
1. RS934 BVariations On A Theme: I. 19 Ways Of Playing A ChorusBlue Note 19; Mosaic MR3-103
2. RS935 BVariations On A Theme: III. School Of RhythmBlue Note 20; Mosaic MR3-103
3. RS937 AVariations On A Theme: II. Self-PortraitBlue Note 19; Mosaic MR3-103
4. RS938 AVariations On A Theme: IV. "Feelin' Tomorrow Like I Feel Today.."Blue Note 20; Mosaic MR3-103
5. BN639Rising Tide BluesBlue Note 22; Mosaic MR3-103
* Mosaic MR3-103, MD2-103   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Albert Ammons And Meade Lux Lewis
* Blue Note 19   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Variations On A Theme: I. 19 Ways Of Playing A Chorus / II. Self-Portrait
* Blue Note 20   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Variations On A Theme: III. School Of Rhythm / IV. "Feelin' Tomorrow Like I Feel Today.."
* Blue Note 22   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Rising Tide Blues / Tell Your Story No. 2

1943

James P. Johnson Solo

James P. Johnson, piano.
WOR Studios, NYC, November 17, 1943
BN777J.P. BoogieBlue Note 24; Mosaic MR6-109
BN778Back Water BluesBlue Note 25, BLP 7011; Mosaic MR6-109
BN779Carolina Balmoral-
BN780Gut StompBlue Note 24, BLP 7011; Mosaic MR6-109
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 7011   James P. Johnson - Rent Party Piano - Stomps Rags And Blues
* Blue Note 24   James P. Johnson - J.P. Boogie / Gut Stomp
* Blue Note 25   James P. Johnson - Back Water Blues / Carolina Balmoral

Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazz Men

Sidney DeParis, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; James P. Johnson, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; Israel Crosby, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, November 29, 1943
BN901-1High Society (alternate take 1)Mosaic MR6-109
BN901-2High Society (alternate take 2)Blue Note B-6504; Mosaic MR6-109
BN901-3High SocietyBlue Note 28, BLP 7007, B-6504, B-6509, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN903-1Blues At Blue Note (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN903-2Blues At Blue NoteBlue Note 28, BLP 7007, B-6504, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN905-1Night Shift Blues (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN905-2Night Shift BluesBlue Note 29, BLP 7007, B-6504, B-6509, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN907-1Royal Garden Blues (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN907-2Royal Garden BluesBlue Note 29, BLP 7007, B-6504, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
Blue Note BoogieMosaic MR6-109
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6504   Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen/Art Hodes And His Blue Note Jazzmen - Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume 1
* Blue Note B-6509   Baby Dodds/Art Hodes/Edmond Hall - Classics, Volume I
* Blue Note (J) NR-8102   Edmond Hall, Sidney DeParis - Jamming In Jazz
* Blue Note BLP 7007   Hall-DeParis Blue Note Jazz Men - Jamming In Jazz
* Blue Note 28   Edmond Hall - High Society / Blues At Blue Note
* Blue Note 29   Edmond Hall - Royal Garden Blues / Night Shift Blues

James P. Johnson Solo

James P. Johnson, piano.
WOR Studios, NYC, December 15, 1943
BN781Mule Walk-StompBlue Note 27, BLP 7011, BST 89902; Mosaic MR6-109
BN782Arkansaw BluesBlue Note 27, BLP 7011; Mosaic MR6-109
BN783Caprice RagBlue Note 26, BLP 7011; Mosaic MR6-109
BN784Improvisation On Pine Top's Boogie WoogieBlue Note 26; Mosaic MR6-109
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 7011   James P. Johnson - Rent Party Piano - Stomps Rags And Blues
* Blue Note 27   James P. Johnson - Mule Walk-Stomp / Arkansaw Blues
* Blue Note 26   James P. Johnson - Improvisation On Pine Top's Boogie Woogie / Caprice Rag

1944 (5th anniversary)

Edmond Hall And His All Star Quintet

Edmond Hall, clarinet; Red Norvo, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Carl Kress, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass.
WOR Studios, NYC, January 25, 1944
BN908-1Rompin' In '44 (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN908-2Rompin' In '44Blue Note 30, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
BN909Blue IntervalBlue Note 31, BLP 5026, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
BN910-1Smooth Sailing (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN910-2Smooth SailingBlue Note 30, B-6505; Mosaic MR6-109
BN911Seein' RedBlue Note 31, BLP 5026, B-6505, BST 89902; Mosaic MR6-109
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6505   The Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet/Edmond Hall's All Star Quintet - Celestial Express
= Blue Note (J) NR-8101   Charlie Christian, Edmond Hall - Memorable Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 5026   Various Artists - Memorable Sessions
* Blue Note 30   Edmond Hall - Rompin' In '44 / Smooth Sailing
* Blue Note 31   Edmond Hall - Blue Interval / Seein' Red

James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazz Men

Sidney DeParis, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Ben Webster, tenor sax; James P. Johnson, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, March 4, 1944
BN950-1Blue MizzBlue Note 32, B-6506, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN950-2Blue Mizz (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN951-2Victory Stride (alternate take)Blue Note B-6506; Mosaic MR6-109
BN951-3Victory StrideBlue Note 32, B-6506, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN952-2Joy-Mentin'Blue Note 33, B-6506, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN953-2After You've GoneBlue Note 33, BLP 7012, B-6506, BST 89902, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
* Blue Note B-6506   Sidney DeParis' Blue Note Jazzmen/James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazzmen - Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume II
* Blue Note (J) NR-8104   Various Artists - Swing Sessions
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 7012   James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazz Men - Jazz Band Ball
* Blue Note 32   James P. Johnson - Victory Stride / Blue Mizz
* Blue Note 33   James P. Johnson - After You've Gone / Joy-Mentin'

Art Hodes And His Chicagoans

Max Kaminsky, trumpet; Ray Conniff, trombone; Rod Cless, clarinet; Art Hodes, piano; Bob Haggart, bass; Danny Alvin, drums.
NYC, March 18, 1944
BN960-0Maple Leaf RagBlue Note 505, BLP 7004, B-6509, BST 89902; Mosaic MR5-114
BN960-1Maple Leaf Rag (alternate take)Blue Note B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN961-1She's Crying For MeBlue Note 506, BLP 7004, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN962-0Yellow Dog BluesBlue Note 505, BLP 7004, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN963-1Slow 'Em Down Blues (alternate take)Blue Note B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN963-2Slow 'Em Down BluesBlue Note 506, BLP 7004, B-6502; Mosaic MR5-114
* Blue Note B-6509   Baby Dodds/Art Hodes/Edmond Hall - Classics, Volume I
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Mosaic MR5-114, MD4-114   The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6508   Art Hodes - Sittin' In, Volume I
* Blue Note B-6502   Art Hodes Trio/Chicagoans/Back Room Boys/Blue Note Jazzmen/Blue Five/Hot Seven - The Funky Piano Of Art Hodes
* Blue Note BLP 7004   Art Hodes And His Chicagoans - The Best In 2 Beat
* Blue Note 505   Art Hodes - Maple Leaf Rag / Yellow Dog Blues
* Blue Note 506   Art Hodes - She's Crying For Me / Slow 'Em Down Blues

Art Hodes And His Chicagoans

Max Kaminsky, trumpet; Ray Conniff, trombone; Rod Cless, clarinet; Art Hodes, piano; Sid Jacobs, bass; Danny Alvin, drums.
NYC, March 22, 1944
BN964-1Doctor Jazz (alternate take)Blue Note B-6508; Mosaic MD4-114
BN964-2Doctor JazzBlue Note 507, BLP 7004, B-6502; Mosaic MR5-114
BN965-0Shoe Shiner's DragBlue Note 507, BLP 7004, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN966-1There'll Be Some Changes Made (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-114
BN966-4There'll Be Some Changes MadeBlue Note 508, BLP 7004, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN967-0Clark And Randolph-
* Blue Note B-6508   Art Hodes - Sittin' In, Volume I
* Blue Note B-6502   Art Hodes Trio/Chicagoans/Back Room Boys/Blue Note Jazzmen/Blue Five/Hot Seven - The Funky Piano Of Art Hodes
* Mosaic MR5-114, MD4-114   The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BLP 7004   Art Hodes And His Chicagoans - The Best In 2 Beat
* Blue Note 507   Art Hodes - Doctor Jazz / Shoe Shiner's Drag
* Blue Note 508   Art Hodes - There'll Be Some Changes Made / Clark And Randolph

Art Hodes' Back-Room Boys

Max Kaminsky, trumpet #1,2,4-6; Sandy Williams, trombone #3-6; Art Hodes, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; Israel Crosby, bass.
NYC, April 21, 1944
1. BN968-0M.K. BluesBlue Note 527, B-6502; Mosaic MR5-114
2. BN968-1M.K. Blues (alternate take)Blue Note B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
3. BN969-0Low Down Blues (as Low Down Bama Blues)Blue Note 526, BLP 7021, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
4. BN970-0Jug Head Boogie (alternate take 1)Blue Note B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
5. BN970-1Jug Head BoogieBlue Note 527, BLP 7021, B-6502; Mosaic MR5-114
6. BN970-2Jug Head Boogie (alternate take 2)Mosaic MR5-114
7. BN971-0S.C.H. Blues-
8. BN972-0Back-Room BluesBlue Note 526; Mosaic MR5-114
* Blue Note B-6502   Art Hodes Trio/Chicagoans/Back Room Boys/Blue Note Jazzmen/Blue Five/Hot Seven - The Funky Piano Of Art Hodes
* Mosaic MR5-114, MD4-114   The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6508   Art Hodes - Sittin' In, Volume I
* Blue Note BLP 7021   Art Hodes' Back-Room Boys - Out Of The Back Room
= Vogue (E) LDE 174; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50044   Art Hodes - Blues Session At Bluenote
* Blue Note 527   Art Hodes - Jug Head Boogie / M.K. Blues
* Blue Note 526   Art Hodes - Low Down Blues / Back-Room Blues

Edmond Hall's Swingtet

Benny Morton, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Don Frye, piano; Everett Barksdale, guitar; Alvin Raglin, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, May 5, 1944
BN973-1It's Been So Long (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN973-3It's Been So LongBlue Note 511, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN974-0I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN974-1I Can't Believe That You're In Love With MeBlue Note 511, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN975-0Big City BluesBlue Note 36, (J) NR-8104; Mosaic MR6-109
BN976-1Steamin' And Beamin'-
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note (J) NR-8104   Various Artists - Swing Sessions
* Blue Note 511   Edmond Hall - It's Been So Long / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
* Blue Note 36   Edmond Hall - Big City Blues / Steamin' And Beamin'

Art Hodes' Blue Note Jazz Men

Max Kaminsky, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; Art Hodes, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; Sid Weiss, bass; Danny Alvin, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, June 1, 1944
BN977-0Sweet Georgia BrownBlue Note 34, BLP 7006, B-6504; Mosaic MR5-114
BN978-0Squeeze MeBlue Note 35, BLP 7006, B-6509; Mosaic MR5-114
BN978-1Squeeze Me (alternate take)Blue Note B-6504; Mosaic MR5-114
BN979-0Sugar Foot Stomp (alternate take)-
BN979-1Sugar Foot StompBlue Note 34, BLP 7006, B-6502; Mosaic MR5-114
BN980-0Bugle Call Rag (alternate take 1)Blue Note B-6504; Mosaic MR5-114
BN980-1Bugle Call RagBlue Note 35, BLP 7006, B-6509; Mosaic MR5-114
BN980-2Bugle Call Rag (alternate take 2)Blue Note B-6504; Mosaic MR5-114
* Blue Note B-6504   Edmond Hall's Blue Note Jazzmen/Art Hodes And His Blue Note Jazzmen - Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume 1
* Mosaic MR5-114, MD4-114   The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6509   Baby Dodds/Art Hodes/Edmond Hall - Classics, Volume I
* Blue Note B-6502   Art Hodes Trio/Chicagoans/Back Room Boys/Blue Note Jazzmen/Blue Five/Hot Seven - The Funky Piano Of Art Hodes
* Blue Note BLP 7006   Art Hodes And His Blue Note Jazzmen - Dixieland Jubilee
* Blue Note 34   Art Hodes - Sugar Foot Stomp / Sweet Georgia Brown
* Blue Note 35   Art Hodes - Squeeze Me / Bugle Call Rag

Sidney DeParis' Blue Note Jazz Men

Sidney DeParis, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; James P. Johnson, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Sidney Catlett, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, June 21, 1944
BN981-0Everybody Loves My BabyBlue Note 40, BLP 7012, B-6501, B-6506, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN981-1Everybody Loves My Baby (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN982-0Ballin' The JackBlue Note 41, BLP 7007, B-6506, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN983-0Who's Sorry Now (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN983-1Who's Sorry NowBlue Note 41, BLP 7007, B-6506, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN984-0The Call Of The BluesBlue Note 40, BLP 7012, B-6501, B-6506, BST 89902, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
* Blue Note B-6501   Sidney DeParis' Blue Note Jazzmen/Sidney DeParis And His Blue Note Stompers - DeParis Dixie
* Blue Note B-6506   Sidney DeParis' Blue Note Jazzmen/James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazzmen - Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume II
* Blue Note (J) NR-8102   Edmond Hall, Sidney DeParis - Jamming In Jazz
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 7012   James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazz Men - Jazz Band Ball
* Blue Note BLP 7007   Hall-DeParis Blue Note Jazz Men - Jamming In Jazz
* Blue Note 40   Sidney DeParis - Everybody Loves My Baby / The Call Of The Blues
* Blue Note 41   Sidney DeParis - Who's Sorry Now / Ballin' The Jack

Ike Quebec Quintet

Ike Quebec, tenor sax; Roger Ramirez, piano; Tiny Grimes, guitar; Milton Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, July 18, 1944
BN985-1Tiny's ExerciseBlue Note 37; Mosaic MR4-107
BN985-2Tiny's Exercise (alternate take)Blue Note B-6507; Mosaic MR4-107
BN986-0She's Funny That WayBlue Note 38, BLP 5001; Mosaic MR4-107
BN987-0Indiana (alternate take)Blue Note B-6507; Mosaic MR4-107
BN988-0Blue Harlem (alternate take)Blue Note 544; Mosaic MR4-107
BN988-1Blue HarlemBlue Note 37, 45-1634, BLP 5001, B-6507; Mosaic MR4-107; Blue Note BST2 84433
BN987-2IndianaBlue Note 38; Mosaic MR4-107
* Mosaic MR4-107, MD3-107   The Complete Blue Note Forties Recordings Of Ike Quebec And John Hardee
* Blue Note B-6507   Ike Quebec/Jimmy Hamilton/John Hardee/Benny Morton - Swing Hi-Swing Lo
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Volume 2
* Blue Note BLP 5001   Various Artists - Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Mood
* Blue Note 45-1634   Charlie Christian, Edmond Hall - Profoundly Blue / Ike Quebec - Blue Harlem
* Blue Note 37   Ike Quebec - Blue Harlem / Tiny's Exercise
* Blue Note 38   Ike Quebec - She's Funny That Way / Indiana
* Blue Note 544   Ike Quebec - Blue Harlem, Part 1 & 2

Meade "Lux" Lewis Solo

Meade "Lux" Lewis, piano, whistling.
WOR Studios, NYC, August 22, 1944
BN1201Yancey SpecialBlue Note BLP 7018; Mosaic MR3-103
BN1202Chicago FlyerBlue Note 39, BLP 7018; Mosaic MR3-103
BN1203Blues' Whistle (aka Whistlin' Blues)Blue Note 39; Mosaic MR3-103
BN1204Meade's BluesMosaic MR3-103
* Mosaic MR3-103, MD2-103   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Albert Ammons And Meade Lux Lewis
* Blue Note BLP 7018   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Boogie Woogie Classics
* Blue Note 39   Meade "Lux" Lewis - Chicago Flyer / Blues' Whistle

Ike Quebec's Swingtet

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone; Ike Quebec, tenor sax; Roger Ramirez, piano; Tiny Grimes, guitar; Oscar Pettiford, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, September 25, 1944
BN989-0Hard TackBlue Note 510; Mosaic MR4-107
BN989-1Hard Tack (alternate take)Mosaic MR4-107
BN990-1If I Had YouBlue Note 510, BLP 5001, B-6507, BST 89902; Mosaic MR4-107
BN991-0Mad About YouBlue Note 42, B-6507; Mosaic MR4-107
BN992-0Facin' The Face (alternate take)Mosaic MR4-107
BN992-1Facin' The FaceBlue Note 42; Mosaic MR4-107
* Mosaic MR4-107, MD3-107   The Complete Blue Note Forties Recordings Of Ike Quebec And John Hardee
* Blue Note B-6507   Ike Quebec/Jimmy Hamilton/John Hardee/Benny Morton - Swing Hi-Swing Lo
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 5001   Various Artists - Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Mood
* Blue Note 510   Ike Quebec - If I Had You / Hard Tack
= Blue Note 102   Ike Quebec - Tenor Sax
* Blue Note 42   Ike Quebec - Mad About You / Facin' The Face

James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazz Men

Sidney DeParis, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Edmond Hall, clarinet; James P. Johnson, piano; Jimmy Shirley, guitar; Al Lucas, bass; Arthur Trappier, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, October 26, 1944
BN993-0Tishomingo Blues (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN993-2Tishomingo BluesBlue Note BLP 7012, B-6506, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN994-0Walking The Dog (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-109
BN994-1Walking The DogBlue Note BLP 7012, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
BN995-0Easy RiderMosaic MR6-109
BN996-0At The Ball (alternate take)-
BN996-3At The BallBlue Note BLP 7012, (J) NR-8102; Mosaic MR6-109
* Mosaic MR6-109, MD4-109   The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney DeParis/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6506   Sidney DeParis' Blue Note Jazzmen/James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazzmen - Original Blue Note Jazz, Volume II
* Blue Note (J) NR-8102   Edmond Hall, Sidney DeParis - Jamming In Jazz
* Blue Note BLP 7012   James P. Johnson's Blue Note Jazz Men - Jazz Band Ball

Jimmy Shirley

Jimmy Shirley, guitar, scat vocals.
WOR Studios, NYC, November 28, 1944
BN997StardustBlue Note rejected
BN998Git Wittit-
BN999-1Blues On The LooseBlue Note unissued
BN999-2--
BN1000Git Wittit-
BN1001These Foolish Things-
BN1002--
BN1003-1Stardust-
BN1003-2--
BN1004I Ain't Got NobodyBlue Note rejected
BN1005-Blue Note unissued

Art Hodes' Blue Five

Max Kaminsky, trumpet; Mezz Mezzrow, clarinet; Art Hodes, piano; George "Pops" Foster, bass; Danny Alvin, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, December 11, 1944
BN200-0Gut Bucket BluesBlue Note 528, BLP 7023; Mosaic MR5-114
BN201-1Apex BluesBlue Note 45, BLP 7006, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN202-0Shake That Thing (alternate take)Blue Note B-6502, B-6508; Mosaic MR5-114
BN202-1Shake That ThingBlue Note 45, BLP 7006; Mosaic MR5-114
BN203-0(Back Home Again In) IndianaMosaic MR5-114
BN204-0Nobody's SweetheartBlue Note 528, BLP 7023; Mosaic MR5-114
BN204-1Nobody's Sweetheart (alternate take)Mosaic MR5-114
* Mosaic MR5-114, MD4-114   The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions
* Blue Note B-6508   Art Hodes - Sittin' In, Volume I
* Blue Note B-6502   Art Hodes Trio/Chicagoans/Back Room Boys/Blue Note Jazzmen/Blue Five/Hot Seven - The Funky Piano Of Art Hodes
* Blue Note BLP 7023   Mezz Mezzrow And His Band
* Blue Note BLP 7006   Art Hodes And His Blue Note Jazzmen - Dixieland Jubilee
* Blue Note 528   Art Hodes - Nobody's Sweetheart / Gut Bucket Blues
* Blue Note 45   Art Hodes - Shake That Thing / Apex Blues

Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazz Men

Sidney DeParis, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Sidney Bechet, soprano sax, clarinet; Art Hodes, piano; George "Pops" Foster, bass; Manzie Johnson, drums.
WOR Studios, NYC, December 20, 1944
BN205-1Muskrat RambleBlue Note rejected
BN206-1St. Louis BluesBlue Note 44, BLP 7003, BLP 1202; Mosaic MR6-110
BN207-0Jazz Me Blues (alternate take)Mosaic MR6-110
BN207-3Jazz Me BluesBlue Note 44, BLP 7003, BLP 1202; Mosaic MR6-110
BN208-0Blue HorizonBlue Note 43, BLP 7002, BLP 1201, BST 89902; Mosaic MR6-110
BN209-0Muskrat RambleBlue Note 43, BLP 7002, BLP 1201; Mosaic MR6-110
* Blue Note BLP 1202, BST 81202 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89385 2 1   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 2
* Mosaic MR6-110, MD4-110   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Sidney Bechet
* Blue Note BLP 1201, BST 81201 (pseudo stereo), (F) 0777 7 89384 2 2   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Volume 1
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz, Volume 1 - 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - A Decade Of Jazz, Volume One - 1939-1949
* Blue Note BLP 7003   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 7002   Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 44   Sidney Bechet - St. Louis Blues / Jazz Me Blues
* Blue Note 43   Sidney Bechet - Blue Horizon / Muskrat Ramble