Buster Bailey Catalog

1925 (age 23)

William Bailey - Papa De Da Da / Squeeze Me  (Banner 1563)

Buster Bailey, clarinet; Clarence Todd, piano; Buddy Christian, banjo.
NYC, May 20-27, 1925
6023-3Papa De Da Da
6024-1Squeeze Me
** also issued on Domino 3534; Regal 9863. Oriole 442 entitled "Billy Ward - Papa De Da Da / Squeeze Me".

1934 (age 32)

Buster Bailey - Call Of The Delta / Shanghai Shuffle  (Vocalion 2887)

Henry "Red" Allen, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Charlie Beal, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Elmer James, bass; Walter Johnson, drums; Fletcher Henderson, arranger.
NYC, December 28, 1934
16445-1Call Of The Delta
16446-1Shanghai Shuffle
** also issued on Decca F-5492; Parlophone R-2612; Columbia DO-2262; Brunswick A-500525.

Buster Bailey - Call Of The Delta / Shanghai Shuffle  (Columbia 35677)

Henry "Red" Allen, trumpet; J.C. Higginbotham, trombone; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Charlie Beal, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Elmer James, bass; Walter Johnson, drums; Fletcher Henderson, arranger.: same session.
NYC, December 28, 1934
16445-2Call Of The Delta

1937

Buster Bailey - Afternoon In Africa / Dizzy Debutante  (Variety 668)

Frank Newton, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Pete Brown, alto sax; Don Frye, piano; James McLin, guitar; John Kirby, bass; O'Neil Spencer, drums.
NYC, September 17, 1937
M-644-2Afternoon In Africa
M-645-1Dizzy Debutante
** also issued on Vocalion 3846; Parlophone R-3036, B-71071, PZ-11183; Swing (F) SW 360.

1938

Buster Bailey - Planter's Punch / Sloe Jam Fizz  (Vocalion 4089)

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Pete Brown, alto sax; Billy Kyle, piano; James McLin, guitar; John Kirby, bass; O'Neil Spencer, drums.
NYC, February 18, 1938
M-758-1Planter's Punch
M-759-1Sloe Jam Fizz

Rex Stewart - San Juan Hill / Buster Bailey - Chained To A Dream  (Vocalion 5510)

Frank Newton, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet, vocals; Russell Procope, alto sax; Billy Kyle, piano; James McLin, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; O'Neil Spencer, drums.
NYC, December 7, 1938
M-940-1Chained To A Dream

Buster Bailey - Light Up / Man With A Horn Goes Berserk  (Vocalion 4564)

Frank Newton, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet, vocals; Russell Procope, alto sax; Billy Kyle, piano; James McLin, guitar; Johnny Williams, bass; O'Neil Spencer, drums.: same session.
NYC, December 7, 1938
M-941-1Light Up
M-942-1Man With A Horn Goes Berserk

1940

Various Artists - Black Swing Tradition  (Savoy SJL 2246)

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Russell Procope, alto sax; Billy Kyle, piano; John Kirby, bass; O'Neil Spencer, drums.
NYC, May, 1940
US1759-1Should I
US1760-1The Blue Room
US1761-1April In Paris
US1762-1Am I Blue
Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Benny Carter, alto sax; Billy Kyle, piano; John Kirby, bass; Zutty Singleton, drums; Judy Ellington, vocals #1,2.
NYC, June, 1940
1. US1841-1Seems Like A Month Of Sundays
2. US1842-1Fable Of A Rose
3. US1843-1Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
4. US1844-1Eccentric Rag

1958 (age 56)

Buster Bailey - All About Memphis  (Felsted (E) FAJ 7003)

Buster Bailey, clarinet; Red Richards, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums.
NYC, February 13, 1958
Hatton Avenue And Gayoso Street
Beale Street Blues
Memphis Blues
Hot Water Bayou
Herman Autrey, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Buster Bailey, clarinet; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Red Richards, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Jimmy Crawford, drums.
NYC, February 27, 1958
Bear Wallow
Sunday Parade
Chickasaw Bluff
** also issued on Felsted (E) SJA 2003; Affinity (E) AFF 170; Master Jazz Recordings MJR 8125.

1959

Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, Al Hall, John Letman, Snub Mosley, Buddy Tate - Cascade Of Quartets, Volume One  (Columbia (E) 33SX 1191)

Buster Bailey, clarinet, bass clarinet; Claude Hopkins, piano; Benny Moten, bass; Oliver Jackson, drums.
NYC, May 6, 1959
Big Daddy And Baby Sister
** also issued on Metronome (Swd) MLP 15036 entitled "Various Artists - Cascade Of Quartets".

Buster Bailey, Vic Dickenson, Al Hall, John Letman, Snub Mosley, Buddy Tate - Cascade Of Quartets, Volume Two  (Columbia (E) 33SX 1218)

Buster Bailey, clarinet, bass clarinet; Claude Hopkins, piano; Benny Moten, bass; Oliver Jackson, drums.: same session.
NYC, May 6, 1959
After My Laughter Came Tears
Just Another Day Wasted Away