Mercury Records Catalog: 78/45 rpm 5400/5500 series

Mercury 5400 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5408   Machito - Vaya! Vaya! / Finaliza Un Amor

Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Mario Bauza, trumpet, arranger; Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano, arranger; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Graciela, claves #1, claves, vocals #2; Machito, director, maracas; John Bartee, Chico O'Farrill, arranger.
NYC, 1948
1. 3195Vaya! Vaya! (as Vaya Nina)
2. 3196Finaliza Un Amor
** also issued on Mercury 5408x45.

Mer. 5413   Ralph Marterie - Yesterdays / Vilia

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck, trumpet; Ralph Marterie, trumpet, conductor; Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer, trombone; Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo, alto sax; Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann, tenor sax; Charlie Spero, baritone sax, clarinet; Matt Alagna, piano; Johnny Bibb, guitar; Henry Poston, bass; Henry Riggs, drums; unidentified strings.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3019Yesterdays
3032Vilia

Mer. 5421   Frankie Laine - Stars And Stripes Forever / Thanks For Your Kisses

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
June, 1950
3260Stars And Stripes Forever
3261Thanks For Your Kisses

Mer. 5424   Muggsy Spanier - Dixie Flyer / Lazy Piano Man

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; George Brunis, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3373Dixie Flyer
3374Lazy Piano Man

Mer. 5443   Machito - El Sopon / Cleopatra Rhumba

Frank Davila, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Mario Bauza, trumpet, oboe; Gene Johnson, Fred Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Graciela Perez, vocals; Machito, leader, maracas, claves, vocals.
NYC, 1948-1949
2793El Sopon
2795Desert Dance (aka Cleopatra Rumba)

Mer. 5457   Ralph Marterie - Sweet And Lovely / Medley: It Ain't Necessarily So/Summertime

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck, trumpet; Ralph Marterie, trumpet, conductor; Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer, trombone; Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo, alto sax; Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann, tenor sax; Charlie Spero, baritone sax, clarinet; Matt Alagna, piano; Johnny Bibb, guitar; Henry Poston, bass; Henry Riggs, drums; unidentified strings.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3021-2Sweet And Lovely
3031Medley: It Ain't Necessarily So / Summertime

Mer. 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
June, 1950
3262Music Maestro Please
Frankie Laine, vocals; and others.
1950
3282Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Mer. 5460   Muggsy Spanier - Sweet Georgia Brown / Feather Brain

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; George Brunis, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3375Sweet Georgia Brown
3376Feather Brain

Mer. 5467   Machito - At Sundown / Donkey Serenade

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Machito, maracas, arranger, director.
NYC, December, 1949
3045At Sundown
3046Donkey Serenade

Mer. 5484   Machito - Mambo Is Here To Stay / Mambo Jambo

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Machito, maracas, arranger, director.: same personnel.
NYC, August, 1950
3666Mambo Is Here To Stay
3667Mambo Jambo

Mer. 5488   Dinah Washington - Harbor Lights / I Cross My Fingers

Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll, conductor.
NYC, September 1, 1950
3691-2Harbor Lights
3692-3I Cross My Fingers

Mer. 5494   Muggsy Spanier - Home / It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; Harry Graves, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Don Chester, drums.
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3675Home
3676It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary

Mer. 5495   Frankie Laine - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) / I Was Dancing With Someone

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
late 1947
1439Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
Frankie Laine, vocals; and others.
1950
3283I Was Dancing With Someone

Mercury 5500 series (10 inch 78 rpm/7 inch 45 rpm)

Mer. 5500   Frankie Laine - If I Were A Bell / Sleepy Ol' River

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
1950
3726If I Were A Bell
3728Sleepy Ol' River

Mer. 5503   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / Only A Moment Ago

Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll, conductor.
NYC, September 1, 1950
3693-1Time Out For Tears
3694-2Only A Moment Ago

Mer. 5528   Muggsy Spanier - Caution Blues / Alabama Jubilee

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; Harry Graves, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Don Chester, drums.
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3677Caution Blues
3678Alabama Jubilee

Mer. 5534   Patti Page - Long Long Ago / The Tennessee Waltz

no details

Mer. 5544   Frankie Laine - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die / A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; Jud Conlon Singers, vocal group; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
1950
3812I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
3813A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome

Mer. 5550   Clyde McCoy - Wait For Me / The Memphis Blues

Clyde McCoy, trumpet; Chris Abbott, vocals #1; Billie Jane Bennett, vocals #2; unidentified orchestra.
1951
1. 3942Wait For Me
2. 3945The Memphis Blues

Mer. 5551   Clyde McCoy - Stack-O-Lee / When You're Smiling

Clyde McCoy, trumpet; Billie Jane Bennett, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
1951
3943Stack-O-Lee
3944When You're Smiling

Mer. 5553   Frankie Laine - Merry Christmas Everywhere / What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; Jud Conlon Singers, vocal group; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
1950
3814Merry Christmas Everywhere
3815What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas

Mer. 5559   Clyde McCoy - Tear It Down / Stormy Weather

Clyde McCoy, trumpet; Billie Jane Bennett, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
Detroit, MI, May 11, 1946
1716/P6Tear It Down
Clyde McCoy, trumpet; unidentified orchestra.
maybe NYC, 1947
1724/P162Stormy Weather

Mer. 5562   Ralph Marterie - Danse Arabe / ???

Jerry Dittman, Warren Kime, Corny Panico, Art Schindelbeck, trumpet; Ralph Marterie, trumpet, conductor; Paul Crumbaugh, Jim George, Paul Severson, Bobby Speer, trombone; Len Gagliardi, Jack Gaylo, alto sax; Maury Lathowers, Kenny Mann, tenor sax; Charlie Spero, baritone sax, clarinet; Matt Alagna, piano; Johnny Bibb, guitar; Henry Poston, bass; Henry Riggs, drums; unidentified strings and chorus.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, August, 1949
3029Danse Arabe

Mer. 5588   Machito - Hall Of The Mambo King / Barbara Batibiri

Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Graciela, claves; Machito, director, maracas, vocals; John Bartee, Mario Bauza, Rene Hernandez, Chico O'Farrill, arranger.
NYC, 1948
3194Barbara Batibiri (as Babarabatiri)
Mario Bauza, Frank Davilla, Bobby Woodlen, trumpet; Gene Johnson, Freddie Skerritt, alto sax; Jose Madera, tenor sax; Leslie Johnakins, baritone sax; Rene Hernandez, piano; Roberto Rodriguez, bass; Luis Miranda, congas; Jose Mangual, bongos; Ubaldo Nieto, timbales; Machito, maracas, arranger, director.
NYC, December, 1949
3048Hall Of The Mambo King