Charles Earland Discography

1966 (age 25)

The Charlie Earland Trio

Charlie Earland Jr., organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, circa 1966

Danny Boy SoulChoice CMG-517, #50
MillologyChoice CMG-517
Six Twice-
Mustang-
Tonk-
Rock-A-Bye Your BabyChoice CMG-517, #50
Wha's Happinin'Choice CMG-517

* Choice CMG-517   The Charlie Earland Trio - Boss Organ
* Choice #50   Charlie Earland - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby / Danny Boy Soul

The Charlie Earland Trio Featuring George Coleman

Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmie Ponder, guitar; Walter Perkins, drums; plus George Coleman, tenor sax.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, circa 1966

Soon It's Gonna RainChoice CMG-520
Strangers In The NightChoice CMG-520, #51
Old FolksChoice CMG-520, SOA 52
The DozensChoice CMG-520, #51
Milestones - #2Choice CMG-520, SOA 52
Mus' Be LSDChoice CMG-520
Undecided-

* Choice CMG-520   The Charlie Earland Trio Featuring George Coleman - Soul Crib
* Choice #51   Charlie Earland - Strangers In The Night / The Dozens
* Choice SOA 52   Charlie Earland - Milestones Number Two / Old Folks

1968

Charles Earland Trio

Charles Earland, organ; unknown, guitar; unknown, drums.

circa late 1960s

My Cherie AmourRare Bird 4-8006
One For Lee-
Daily Double-
Just Friends-
Milestones-
Walking With Feets-

* Rare Bird 4-8006   Charles Earland - Black Power

1969

Charles Earland

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Idris Muhammad, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas #2,5.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 15, 1969

1.Black TalkPrestige 45-731, PRST 7758, MPP-2501
2.The Mighty BurnerPrestige 45-732, PRST 7758, MPP-2501
3.Here Comes CharliePrestige PRST 7758
4.Aquarius-
5.More Today Than YesterdayPrestige 45-732, PRST 7758, MPP-2501

* Prestige PRST 7758, PRST-10024; Original Jazz Classics OJC-335, OJCCD-335-2   Charles Earland - Black Talk!
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-731   Charles Earland - Black Talk Parts 1 & 2
* Prestige 45-732   Charles Earland - The Mighty Burner / More Today Than Yesterday

1970

Charlie Earland

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Clayton Pruden, trombone; Jimmy Heath, tenor, soprano sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jimmy Turner, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 1, 1970

Sing A Simple SongPrestige 45-736, PRST 7815
Don't Say GoodbyePrestige PRST 7815
Lazybird-
Letha-
Raindrops Keep Falling On My HeadPrestige 45-736, PRST 7815, MPP-2501
Buck GreenPrestige PRST 7815

* Prestige PRST 7815; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1078-2   Charlie Earland - Black Drops
= Prestige PRST-10029   Charles Earland - Black Drops
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-736   Charles Earland - Sing A Simple Song / Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Charles Earland

Gary Chandler, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas.

"Key Club", Newark, NJ, September 17, 1970

Key Club CookoutPrestige PRST 10009
Westbound #9Prestige 45-741, PRST 10009, MPP-2501
Killer JoePrestige PRST 10009
MilestonesPrestige PRST 10009, MPP-2501
More Today Than YesterdayPrestige PRCD-24182-2
Message From A Black Man-

* Prestige PRST 10009   Charles Earland - Living Black! (Recorded Live! At The Key Club, Newark, N.J.)
= Prestige PRCD-24182-2   Charles Earland - Living Black!: Recorded Live At The Key Club
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-741   Charles Earland - Westbound #9 Parts 1 & 2

1971 (age 30)

Charles Earland

Gary Chandler, trumpet; James Vass, alto, soprano sax, flute; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Jesse Kilpatrick, drums; Buddy Caldwell, congas, tambourine.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 3, 1971

Betty's DilemmaPrestige PRST-10018
Love Story-

* Prestige PRST-10018   Charles Earland - Soul Story

Charles Earland

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Clifford Adams Jr., trombone; Arthur Grant Jr., tenor sax, flute; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy "Kentucky" Wilson, drums; Arthur Jenkins Jr., congas.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1971

One For ScottyPrestige 45-746, PRST-10018
My Scorpio LadyPrestige PRST-10018
I Was Made To Love HerPrestige 45-746, PRST-10018, MPP-2501
Happy MediumPrestige PRST-10018

* Prestige PRST-10018   Charles Earland - Soul Story
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-746   Charles Earland - I Was Made To Love Her / One For Scotty

1972

Charles Earland

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dick Griffin, Jack Jeffers, trombone; Billy Harper, tenor sax, alto flute; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; John Fourie, Greg Miller, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 16 and 17, 1972

LowdownPrestige PRST-10061; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1021-2

Lee Morgan, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums.

SpeedballPrestige PRST-10061, MPP-2501; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1021-2

* Prestige PRST-10061   Charles Earland - Charles III
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1021-2   Charles Earland - Intensity

Charles Earland

Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Lee Morgan, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Clifford Adams, trombone; Dick Griffin, tenor trombone; Jack Jeffers, bass trombone; Hubert Laws Jr., flute; Charles Earland, organ; Greg Millar, guitar; John Fourie, fuzz guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, orchestrator, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 17, 1972

Happy Cause I'm Goin' HomePrestige PRST-10041

omit Adams.

Will You Still Love Me TomorrowPrestige 45-755, PRST-10041, MPP-2501
Cause I Love HerPrestige 45-755, PRST-10041

Virgil Jones, Lee Morgan, trumpet; Hubert Laws Jr., piccolo; Billy Harper, tenor sax; William Thorpe, baritone sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Billy Cobham, drums; Sonny Morgan, congas; Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, orchestrator, arranger.

MorganPrestige PRST-10041

* Prestige PRST-10041; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1021-2   Charles Earland - Intensity
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-755   Charles Earland - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow / 'Cause I Love Her

Charles Earland

Elmer Coles, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; James Vass, soprano, alto sax; Charles Earland, organ; Maynard Parker, guitar; Darryl Washington, drums; Kenneth Nash, congas.

"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, 1972

SmilingPrestige PRST-10050
We've Only Just Begun-
Black Gun-
Spinky-
Freedom Jazz Dance-
Moontrane-

* Prestige PRST-10050   Charles Earland - Live At The Lighthouse

1973

Charles Earland

Jon Faddis, Victor Paz, Joe Shepley, Richard Williams, trumpet, flugelhorn; Garnett Brown, trombone; Jack Jeffers, trombone, tuba; Billy Harper, tenor sax, alto flute; Seldon Powell, baritone sax, alto flute; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, soprano sax, percussion; Stuart Scharf, acoustic guitar; Jack Turner, guitar, percussion; Darryl Washington, drums, percussion; Larry Killian, congas; Charles Earland, arranger.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1973

Charles IIIPrestige 45-761, PRST-10061
Girl, You Need A Change Of Mind-

Joe Lee Wilson, vocal; replaces Scharf.

Auburn DelightPrestige PRST-10061

omit Killian, Wilson.

My Favorite Things-

* Prestige PRST-10061   Charles Earland - Charles III
* Prestige 45-761   Charles Earland - Charles III / Girl You Need A Change Of Mind

Charles Earland

Jon Faddis, Eddie Henderson, Danny Moore, Victor Paz, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, trombone; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, ARP synthesizer #1-6,8,9, soprano sax #7; Patrick Gleeson, synthesizer; Cornell Dupree, Mark Elf, Keith Loving, guitar; Mervin Bronson, electric bass; Billy Hart, left side drums; Daryll Washington, right side drums, tympani; Larry Killian, percussion; Charles Earland, composer.

CI Recording, NYC, November, 1973

1.Betty's ThemePrestige P-10082
2.Never Ending Melody-
3.Grasshopper-
4.Shanty Blues-
5.Weedhopper-
6.Razor J.-
7.Snake-
8.Kungfusion-
9.Incense Of Essence-

* Prestige P-10082   Charles Earland - The Dynamite Brothers (Soundtrack)

Charles Earland

Eddie Henderson, trumpet #1,4; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer #1,2,4,5, Clavinet #3; Dr. Patrick Gleeson, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer; Mark Elf, guitar; Eddie Arkin, guitar #1,3,4; Greg Crockett, guitar #2; Harvey Mason, drums #1,2,4,5; Brian Brake, drums #3; Larry Killian, percussion; Rudy Copeland, vocal #1.

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 11, 12 and 13, 1973;
Different Fur Trading Co., San Francisco, CA, February, 1974

1.Leaving This PlanetPrestige 45-763, P-66002, MPP-2501
2.Red ClayPrestige P-66002
3.Warp Factor 8-
4.Brown EyesPrestige 45-763, P-66002
5.AsteroidPrestige P-66002

Eddie Henderson, trumpet #1,3; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dave Hubbard, alto flute, soprano, tenor sax; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer #1,2,4, double soprano sax #3, electric piano #5; Dr. Patrick Gleeson, ARP synthesizer, Moog synthesizer; Mark Elf, guitar; Eddie Arkin, guitar #1,3,5; Harvey Mason, drums #1-3; Brian Brake, drums #4,5; Larry Killian, percussion.

1.Mason's Galaxy-
2.No Me Esqueca (Don't Forget Me)-
3.Tyner-
4.Van Jay-
5.Never Ending Melody-

* Prestige P-66002, PRCD-66002-2   Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet
* Prestige MPP-2501   Charles Earland - Burners: Greatest Hits
* Prestige 45-763   Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet / Brown Eyes

1974

Charles Earland

Jon Faddis, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; Dave Hubbard, flute, soprano, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ, electric piano, synthesizer; Aurell Ray, guitar; Ron Carter, electric bass #4,5; George Johnson, drums.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", Montreux, Switzerland, July 6, 1974

1.Joe BrownPrestige P-10095
2.Morgan-
3.Suite For Martin Luther King Part 1: Offering-
4.Suite For Martin Luther King Part 2: Mode For Martin-
5.Kharma-

* Prestige P-10095   Charles Earland - Kharma

1976

Charlie Earland

George Coleman, Dave Schnitter, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums #1,2; Walter Perkins, drums #3-5; Herb Fisher, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1976

1.Penn RelaysMuse MR 5126; 32 Jazz 32196
2.Danny Boy's Soul-
3.Milestones #2-
4.Soon It's Gonna RainMuse MR 5126
5.Strangers In The Night-

* Muse MR 5126   Charlie Earland - Smokin'
* 32 Jazz 32196   Charles Earland - The Almighty Burner

1977

Charlie Earland

George Coleman, tenor sax #1,2,4,5; Dave Schnitter, first solo tenor sax #1; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar; Walter Perkins, drums #1,2,4,5; Bobby Durham, drums #3,6.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1977

1.UndecidedMuse MR 5156; 32 Jazz 32121
2.The Dozens-
3.Red, Green & Black Blues-
4.Mama RootsMuse MR 5156
5.Old FolksMuse MR 5156; 32 Jazz 32121
6.BluesetteMuse MR 5156

* Muse MR 5156   Charlie Earland - Mama Roots
* 32 Jazz 32121; Savoy Jazz SVY 17225   Charles Earland - Organomically Correct

1978

Charlie Earland Sextet

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Grady Tate, drums; Ralph Dorsey, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 19, 1978

MurilleyMuse MR 5201
A PrayerMuse MR 5201; 32 Jazz 32121
Organic Blues-
Pleasant AfternoonMuse MR 5201
Three Blind MiceMuse MR 5201; 32 Jazz 32121

* Muse MR 5201   Charlie Earland - Pleasant Afternoon
* 32 Jazz 32121; Savoy Jazz SVY 17225   Charles Earland - Organomically Correct

Charlie Earland

Bill Hardman, trumpet; Frank Wess, flute, tenor sax; Mack Goldsbury, 2nd tenor sax #2; Charlie Earland, organ; Jimmy Ponder, guitar #1,2; Melvin Sparks, guitar #3-5; Grady Tate, drums; Lawrence Killian, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978

1.We Are Not AloneMuse MR 5181
2.Blues For Rudy-
3.The Thang-
4.Infant Eyes-
5.Is It Necessary?-

* Muse MR 5181   Charlie Earland - Infant Eyes
= 32 Jazz 32121; Savoy Jazz SVY 17225   Charles Earland - Organomically Correct

1981 (age 40)

Charlie Earland Quartet

Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Melvin (Hassan) Sparks, guitar; Idris Muhammad, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1981

TackheadMuse MR 5240; 32 Jazz 32196
In The AlleyMuse MR 5240
Grant's GrooveMuse MR 5240; 32 Jazz 32196
Ballad For MomMuse MR 5240
A Good DateMuse MR 5240; 32 Jazz 32196

* Muse MR 5240   Charlie Earland - In The Pocket...
* 32 Jazz 32196   Charles Earland - The Almighty Burner

1988

Charles Earland Sextet

Virgil Jones, trumpet; Bill Easley, tenor sax; Charles Earland, organ; Bobby Broom, guitar; Buddy Williams, drums; Frank Colon, congas #1,3,6,7.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 27-28, 1988

1.Moonlighting (Theme)Milestone M-9165
2.My Two Sons-
3.I Will Always Love Her-
4.Gospel Time-
5.Mom And Dad-
6.Can You Wait-
7.Kickin' The '3-

* Milestone M-9165, MCD-9165-2   Charles Earland - Front Burner

1990

Charlie Earland

Johnny Coles, flugelhorn; Jeffrey Newell, soprano, alto sax; Houston Person, tenor sax; Charlie Earland, organ; Robert Block, guitar; Marvin Jones, drums; Lawrence Killian, congas, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1990

SongbirdMuse MCD 5409
Whip Appeal-
Burner's Desire-
No Brain, No PainMuse MCD 5409; 32 Jazz 32196
Eight After TenMuse MCD 5409
More Today Than YesterdayMuse MCD 5409; 32 Jazz 32196

* Muse MCD 5409   Charlie Earland - Whip Appeal
* 32 Jazz 32196   Charles Earland - The Almighty Burner

1991 (age 50)

Charles Earland

Kenny Rampton, trumpet; Clifford Adams, trombone; Eric Alexander, soprano, tenor sax; Houston Person, tenor sax #1,5,7; Charles Earland, organ; Oliver Nevels, guitar; Gregory Williams, drums #1,2,5; Buddy Williams, drums #3,4,6,7; Laurence Killian, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 6, 1991

1.UnforgettableMuse MCD 5455; 32 Jazz 32196
2.Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)-
3.SheilaMuse MCD 5455
4.Commitment To Love-
5.Heart Attack-
6.Yes, I Love Her-
7.The KickerMuse MCD 5455; 32 Jazz 32196

* Muse MCD 5455   Charles Earland - Unforgettable
* 32 Jazz 32196   Charles Earland - The Almighty Burner

1997

Charles Earland Quintet

James Rotundi, trumpet; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Bob De Vos, guitar; Greg Rockingham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 12, 1997

Blowing The Blues AwayHighNote HCD 7010
Sweet Love-
For The Love Of You-
This Is The Day (The Lord Has Made)-
Dolphin Dance-
Put It Where You Want It-
Strollin'-
Quicksilver-

* HighNote HCD 7010   Charles Earland - Blowing The Blues Away

Charles Earland Sextet

Carlos Garnett, tenor sax #1,5,6,8; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Eric Sealls, electric bass #1,3,6,8; Bernard Purdie, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion #1,3,5,6,8.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 5, 1997

1.Honky TonkSavant SCD 2008
2.Sugar-
3.Mercy Mercy-
4.When Johnny Comes Marching Home-
5.Organyk Groove-
6.Let The Music Play-
7.Blues For Sheila-
8.Mr. Magic-

* Savant SCD 2008   Charles Earland - Slammin' & Jammin'

Charles Earland Sextet

James Rotondi, trumpet; Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Bobby Durham, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion #2-5,7,8.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 7, 1997

1.MilestonesHighNote HCD 7014
2.Sister Sadie-
3.Killer Joe-
4.Seven Steps To Heaven-
5.Will You Love Me Tomorrow-
6.Five Blind Mice-
7.Seven Of Nine-
8.Stella By Starlight-

* HighNote HCD 7014   Charles Earland - Cookin' With The Mighty Burner

1999 (aged 58)

Charles Earland Sextet

James Rotondi, trumpet #1,3-9; Michael Karn, tenor sax; Eric Alexander, tenor sax #1,3-9; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Bill Boris, guitar; Greg Rockingham, drums.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 13, 1999

1.Time Of My LifeHighNote HCD 7037
2.All The Man That I Need-
3.He Is My Shepherd-
4.Prevaricator-
5.The Count Is In The House-
6.Stomp!-
7.The Creation-
8.Transfiguration-
9.Thanksgiving-

* HighNote HCD 7037   Charles Earland - The Mighty Burner: Stomp!

Charles Earland With Najee

Najee, soprano sax #1,2, tenor sax #3-6, flute #7-9; Charles Earland, Hammond B-3 organ; Melvin Sparks, guitar; Buddy Williams, drums; Gary Fritz, percussion.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 19, 1999

1.My Favorite ThingsHighNote HCD 7092
2.My Love-
3.My Blues Is Funky-
4.Keep The Faith-
5.If Only For One Night-
6.Smoke-
7.All My Tomorrows-
8.Just For You-
9.Summertime-

* HighNote HCD 7092   Charles Earland With Najee - If Only For One Night