Johnny Dankworth Discography

1949 (age 22)

Johnny Dankworth Quartet

Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Norman Stenfalt, piano; Joe Muddell, bass; Laurie Morgan, drums.
"King George's Hall", London, England, April 9, 1949
80BremavinEsquire (E) 10-037, S 315
81Lover Man-
84Second ElevenEsquire (E) 12-007, S 315
85Body And Soul-
Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Tommy Pollard, piano; Joe Muddell, bass; Laurie Morgan, drums.
90Night In TunisiaEsquire (E) 12-011
* Esquire (E) S 315   The 1949 Concert With The Johnny Dankworth Quartet / The Ronnie Scott Boptet - Bop At Club 11
* Esquire (E) 10-037   Johnny Dankworth - Bremavin / Lover Man
* Esquire (E) 12-007   Johnny Dankworth - Second Eleven / Body And Soul
* Esquire (E) 12-011   Johnny Dankworth - Night In Tunisia / Ronnie Scott - Don't Blame Me

1950

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Joe Muddell, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums.
London, England, May 18, 1950
CPVD-7-1Lightly PolitelyJazz Parade/Vogue (E) B8; Jasmine (E) JASCD 637
CPVD-8-2Strike Up The BandJazz Parade/Vogue (E) B9; Jasmine (E) JASCD 637
CPVD-9MarmadukeJazz Parade/Vogue (E) B8; Jasmine (E) JASCD 637
CPVD-10-2Little BennyJazz Parade/Vogue (E) B9; Jasmine (E) JASCD 637
* Jasmine (E) JASCD 637   Various Artists - Bop-in' Britain, Vol. 1
* Jazz Parade/Vogue (E) B8   Johnny Dankworth - Lightly Politely / Marmaduke
* Jazz Parade/Vogue (E) B9   Johnny Dankworth - Little Benny / Strike Up The Band

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax #1,3,4, clarinet #2; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums; Marion Williams, vocals #1.
London, England, July 29, 1950
1. M-7-114Sam's SongEsquire (E) 5-005
2. M-7-115Haunted Ballroom ThemeEsquire (E) 5-005, S 317
3. M-7-116Seven Not Out (as Tea For Me)Esquire (E) 10-093, S 317; Cupol (Swd) 9017; Blue Note BLP 5019
4. M-7-117CherokeeEsquire (E) 10-093, S 317; Blue Note BLP 5019
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Blue Note BLP 5019   The Swinging Swedes, The Cool Britons - New Sounds From The Old World
* Esquire (E) 5-005   Johnny Dankworth - Sam's Song / Haunted Ballroom Theme
* Esquire (E) 10-093   Johnny Dankworth - Seven Not Out / Cherokee
= Blue Note 1612   The Cool Britons - Cherokee / Tea For Me
* Cupol (Swd) 9017   Johnny Dankworth - Seven Not Out / Get Happy

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums; Frank Holder, vocals #4.
London, England, October 14, 1950
1. M-7-118PerhapsEsquire (E) 10-103, ESQ 301
2. M-7-119Get HappyEsquire (E) 10-103, S 317; Cupol (Swd) 9017
3. M-7-120Lament And Wild DanceEsquire (E) 5-010, S 317
4. M-7-121Don't Blame MeEsquire (E) 5-010
* Esquire (E) ESQ 301   Johnny Dankworth - A Lover And His Lass
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) 10-103   Johnny Dankworth - Perhaps / Get Happy
* Cupol (Swd) 9017   Johnny Dankworth - Seven Not Out / Get Happy
* Esquire (E) 5-010   Johnny Dankworth - Lament And Wild Dance / Don't Blame Me

1951

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums.
London, England, February 3, 1951
128Strictly ConfidentialEsquire (E) rejected
129Treble Chance-

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums; Alan Dean, vocals #2.
"The Horseshoe Hotel", London, England, April 27, 1951
1. P-7-170Marching Through GeorgiaEsquire (E) 5-030, S 317
2. P-7-171Blue MoonEsquire (E) 5-023
3. P-7-172So In Love-
4. P-7-173StardustEsquire (E) 5-030, ESQ 301
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) ESQ 301   Johnny Dankworth - A Lover And His Lass
* Esquire (E) 5-030   Johnny Dankworth - Marching Through Georgia / Stardust
* Esquire (E) 5-023   Johnny Dankworth - Blue Moon / So In Love

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Jimmy Deuchar, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Tony Kinsey, drums.
London, England, July 12, 1951
TM-7-209I Hear MusicEsquire (E) 10-163, ESQ 301
TM-7-210Leon BismarckEsquire (E) 10-173
TM-7-211The SliderEsquire (E) 10-163, 20-011, ESQ 301
TM-7-212Webb CityEsquire (E) 10-173, ESQ 301
* Esquire (E) ESQ 301   Johnny Dankworth - A Lover And His Lass
* Esquire (E) 20-011   Various Artists - A Modern Mixture, Vol. 1
* Esquire (E) 10-163; Cupol (Swd) 9024   Johnny Dankworth - I Hear Music / The Slider
* Esquire (E) 10-173   Johnny Dankworth - Leon Bismarck / Webb City

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Eddie Blair, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Eddie Taylor, drums; Cleo Laine, vocals #1,2.
London, England, November 8, 1951
1. SSS-7-227Mr. And MississippiEsquire (E) 5-052, S 317
2. SSS-7-228Lush Life-
3. SSS-7-229Strictly ConfidentialEsquire (E) 10-193, S 317
4. SSS-7-230Allen's Alley-
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) 5-052   Johnny Dankworth - Mr. And Mississippi / Lush Life
* Esquire (E) 10-193   Johnny Dankworth - Strictly Confidential / Allen's Alley

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Eddie Blair, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Eddie Taylor, drums; Cleo Laine, vocals #1.
London, England, December 17, 1951
1. SSS-7-248(It's No) SinEsquire (E) 5-056, S 317
2. SSS-7-249Wedding Of The Painted Doll-
3. SSS-7-250Stomping At The SavoyEsquire (E) 10-203, S 317
4. SSS-7-251Myob-
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) 5-056   Johnny Dankworth - (It's No) Sin / Wedding Of The Painted Doll
* Esquire (E) 10-203   Johnny Dankworth - Stomping At The Savoy / Myob

1952

Johnny Dankworth Seven

Eddie Blair, trumpet; Eddie Harvey, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Don Rendell, tenor sax; Bill LeSage, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Eddie Taylor, drums; Frank Holder, vocals #1; Cleo Laine, vocals #2.
London, England, March 4, 1952
1. RLP-276I've Got You Under My SkinEsquire (E) 5-060
2. RLP-277The Very Thought Of YouEsquire (E) 5-060, S 317
3. RLP-278-4BopscotchEsquire (E) 10-223, ESQ 301
4. RLP-279-3Our Delight-
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) ESQ 301   Johnny Dankworth - A Lover And His Lass
* Esquire (E) 5-060   Johnny Dankworth - I've Got You Under My Skin / The Very Thought Of You
* Esquire (E) 10-223   Johnny Dankworth - Bopscotch / Our Delight

Johnny Dankworth With Strings

Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Steve Race, piano, arranger; Eric Dawson, bass; Eddie Taylor, drums; Kathran Field, vocals #3,4; unidentified harp and strings.
London, England, May 6, 1952
1. 307Belle Of The BallEsquire (E) 5-066, S 317
2. 308Someone To Watch Over Me-
3. 309I Never KnewEsquire (E) 5-063
4. 310Down Memory Lane-
* Esquire (E) S 317   The Johnny Dankworth Seven With Cleo Laine - Get Happy
* Esquire (E) 5-066   Johnny Dankworth - Belle Of The Ball / Someone To Watch Over Me
* Esquire (E) 5-063   Johnny Dankworth - I Never Knew / Down Memory Lane

1956

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Frank Donlan, Charlie Evans, Bill Metcalf, trumpet; Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Fenwick, alto sax; Pete Warner, John Xerri, tenor sax; Alex Leslie, baritone sax; Dave Lee, piano; Bill Sutcliffe, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.
London, England, January 20, 1956
22180Introduction To Itinerary...Parlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
22181Itinerary For Orchestra-
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Charlie Evans, Bill Metcalf, Dougie Roberts, trumpet; Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, Ronnie Fenwick, alto sax; Pete Warner, John Xerri, tenor sax; Alex Leslie, baritone sax; Dave Lee, piano; Bill Sutcliffe, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.: Dougie Roberts, trumpet; replaces Donlan.
London, England, March 7, 1956
22178Jersey BounceParlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Bill Metcalf, Stan Palmer, Dougie Roberts, Colin Wright, trumpet; Gerry Brown, Harry Buckles, Danny Elwood, Bill Geldard, Laurie Monk, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax, clarinet; Pete Warner, tenor sax; Alex Leslie, baritone sax; Dave Lee, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.
London, England, August 7, 1956
22177AdiosParlophone (E) PMD 1042; Clef unissued
22179Take The "A" Train-
* Parlophone (E) PMD 1042   Johnny Dankworth - Journey Into Jazz

1957 (age 30)

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Dickie Hawdon, Bill Metcalf, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright, trumpet; Jack Botherill, Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Tommy Whittle, tenor sax; Alex Leslie, baritone sax, clarinet; Dave Lee, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.
London, England, March 21, 1957
22171Somebody Loves MeParlophone (E) PMC 1043
22176Limehouse Blues-
* Parlophone (E) PMC 1043; Verve MGV-20006   Presenting The Music Of Johnny Dankworth - 5 Steps To Dankworth

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Bob Carson, Dickie Hawdon, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright, trumpet; Jack Botherill, Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Danny Moss, tenor sax, clarinet; Alex Leslie, baritone sax, clarinet; Dave Lee, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.: Bob Carson, trumpet; Danny Moss, tenor sax, clarinet; replaces Metcalf, Whittle.
London, England, August 29, 1957
22167Export BluesParlophone (E) PMC 1043
22172Hullabaloo-
* Parlophone (E) PMC 1043; Verve MGV-20006   Presenting The Music Of Johnny Dankworth - 5 Steps To Dankworth

Johnny Dankworth And His Orchestra

Derrick Abbott, Bob Carson, Dickie Hawdon, Stan Palmer, Colin Wright, trumpet; Jack Botherill, Gerry Brown, Danny Elwood, Laurie Monk, Tony Russell, trombone; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Danny Moss, tenor sax, clarinet; Alex Leslie, baritone sax, clarinet; Dave Lee, piano; Eric Dawson, bass; Kenny Clare, drums.: same personnel.
London, England, September 2, 1957
22169Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'Parlophone (E) PMC 1043
22174Stompin' At The Savoy-
* Parlophone (E) PMC 1043; Verve MGV-20006   Presenting The Music Of Johnny Dankworth - 5 Steps To Dankworth

1961

Johnny Dankworth Sextet

Tommy McQuater, Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Johnny Dankworth, alto sax; Alan Branscombe, piano; Spike Heatley, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, drums.
soundtrack, London, England, June or July, 1961
24820Fall GuyFontana (E) TFL 5179
* Fontana (E) TFL 5179, (E) STFL 591, (Eu) 680 971 TL; Epic LA 16032, BA 17032   Various Artists - Music From The Soundtrack 'All Night Long'