Mercury Records Discography: 1941-1944

1941

George Hartman And His Orchestra

George Hartman, trumpet; Julian Laine, trombone; Leonard Centobie, clarinet; Roy Zimmerman, piano; Lloyd Dantin, guitar; John Bell, bass; John Castaing, drums.
New Orleans, LA, March 14, 1941
GH1-ADiga Diga DooKeynote K602; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH2-AJazz Me BluesKeynote K601; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH3-AMuskrat RambleKeynote K602; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
GH4-ATin Root BluesKeynote K601; Mercury MG 25065, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25065   George Hartman - New Orleans Jazz
* Keynote K602; Mercury 5185   George Hartman - Diga Diga Doo / Muskrat Ramble
= Keynote K115   George Hartman - Dixieland Jazz
* Keynote K601   George Hartman - Jazz Me Blues / Tin Roof Blues
= Keynote K115   George Hartman - Dixieland Jazz

Josh White

Josh White, vocals, guitar.
NYC, 1941
QB1687Defense Factory BluesKeynote K516
QB1688Bad Housing BluesKeynote K515; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020
QB1689Hard Time BluesKeynote K516; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020, MG 36052
QB1690Uncle Sam SaysKeynote K514
QB1691Southern ExposureKeynote K514; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020, MG 36052
QB1692Jim Crow Train (aka Jim Crow Blues)Keynote K515; Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
* EmArcy MG 36052   Various Artists - Vol. 4 - The Jazz Giants - Folk Blues
* Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy MG 26010   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6020   Josh White Sings
* EmArcy EP 1-6019   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K516   Josh White - Hard Time Blues / Defense Factory Blues
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure
* Keynote K515   Josh White - Bad Housing Blues / Jim Crow Train
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure
* Keynote K514   Josh White - Uncle Sam Says / Southern Exposure
= Keynote K108   Josh White - Southern Exposure

Josh White

Josh White, vocals, guitar.: same personnel.
NYC, 1941-1942
KJW7The Riddle SongKeynote K543; Mercury A 48
KJW8Whatcha Goin' To Do-
KJW9Evil Hearted ManKeynote K542; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
KJW10John HenryKeynote K541; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
KJW11House Of The Rising SunKeynote K542; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6020
KJW12Strange FruitKeynote K541; Mercury A 48, MG 25014; EmArcy EP 1-6019, MG 36052
* EmArcy MG 36052   Various Artists - Vol. 4 - The Jazz Giants - Folk Blues
* Mercury MG 25014; EmArcy MG 26010   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6019   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* EmArcy EP 1-6020   Josh White Sings
* Mercury A 48   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K543   Josh White - The Riddle Song / Whatcha Goin' To Do
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K542   Josh White - House Of The Rising Sun / Evil Hearted Man
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit
* Keynote K541   Josh White - Strange Fruit / John Henry
= Keynote K125   Josh White - Strange Fruit

1943

Lester Young Quartet

Lester Young, tenor sax; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Slam Stewart, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
NYC, December 28, 1943
HL1-1Just You, Just MeEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1-2-Keynote K603; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6002, MG 26021, MG 36050, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL2-1I Never KnewEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL2-2-Keynote K603; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6006, MG 26021, MG 36050, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL3-1Afternoon Of A Basie-IteEmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL3-2-Keynote K604; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6002, MG 26021, MG 36051, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71; Impulse! ASH-9272-3
HL4-1Sometimes I'm HappyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL4-2-Keynote K604; Mercury MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3092; EmArcy EP 1-6006, MG 26021, MG 36051, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MGE 26010, SRE 66010   Lester Young - Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36050   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 1
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Impulse! ASH-9272-3   Various Artists - The Drums
* Mercury MG 25015   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* EmArcy MG 26021   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Pres Meets Vice-Pres
* Mercury EP 1-3046   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* Mercury EP 1-3092   Lester Young - ???
* EmArcy EP 1-6002   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Pres Meets Vice-Pres
* EmArcy EP 1-6006   Lester Young, Paul Quinichette - Who's Cooler
* Keynote K603   Lester Young - Just You, Just Me / I Never Knew
= Keynote K148   Lester Young Quartet
* Keynote K604   Lester Young - Afternoon Of A Basie-Ite / Sometimes I'm Happy
= Keynote K148   Lester Young Quartet

Dinah Washington With Lionel Hampton And His Sextet

Joe Morris, trumpet; Rudy Rutherford, clarinet; Arnett Cobb, tenor sax; Lionel Hampton, vibes #1,3, drums #2, piano #4; Milt Buckner, piano #1-3; Vernon King, bass; Fred Radcliffe, drums #1,3,4; Dinah Washington, vocals.
NYC, December 29, 1943
1. LHS1Evil Gal BluesKeynote K605; Mercury 8043, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. LHS2I Know How To Do ItKeynote K606; Mercury 8043, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. LHS3Salty Papa BluesKeynote K606; Mercury 8044, MG 20247, MG 20788, C 30033x45, SR 61186, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. LHS4Homeward BoundKeynote K605; Mercury 8044, MG 20247, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury MG 20247   Dinah Washington - The Best In Blues
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 20788, SR 60788   Dinah Washington - Golden Hits, Vol. 1
* Mercury SR 61186   Various Artists - Original Golden Soul, Vol. 1
= Mercury SRM 2-600   Various Artists - Original Gold Soul - 21 All Time Soul Greats
* Mercury C 30033x45   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / Long John Blues
* Keynote K605   Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound
= Keynote K118   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8043   Dinah Washington - Evil Gal Blues / Homeward Bound
* Keynote K606   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / I Know How To Do It
= Keynote K118   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8044   Dinah Washington - Salty Papa Blues / I Know How To Do It

1944

"Little Jazz" And His Trumpet Ensemble

Roy Eldridge, Joe Thomas, trumpet; Emmett Berry, Jonny Guarnieri, piano; Israel Crosby, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, January 24, 1944
HL5-1Don't Be That WayKeynote K607; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL6-1I Want To Be HappyKeynote K608; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL7-3Fiesta In BrassMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL7-4-Keynote K608; Mercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL8-1St. Louis BluesMercury MG 25074, EP 1-3101; EmArcy EP 1-6003, MG 36053, MG 36071; Mercury 71385x45, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL8-2-Keynote K607; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36071   Various Artists - Vol. 8 - The Jazz Giants - Drum Role
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* Mercury EP 1-3101   Roy Eldridge And His Trumpet Ensemble, Vol. 8
* EmArcy EP 1-6003   Roy Eldridge - Holiday In Trumpet
* Mercury 71385x45   Cozy Cole - St. Louis Blues / Father Co-Operates
* Keynote K607   Little Jazz - St. Louis Blues / Don't Be That Way
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz
* Keynote K608   Little Jazz - Fiesta In Brass / I Want To Be Happy
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz

Coleman Hawkins Quintet Featuring Teddy Wilson

Roy Eldridge, trumpet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, January 31, 1944
KHL9-1I Only Have Eyes For YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL9-2--
KHL9-3-Keynote K609; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL10-1'S WonderfulMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL10-2-Keynote K609; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL11-1I'm In The Mood For LoveKeynote K610; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030, MG 36050; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL12-1"Bean" At The MetMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KHL12-2--
KHL12-3-Keynote K610; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6030, MG 36050; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36050   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 1
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6030   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk
* Keynote K609   Coleman Hawkins - I Only Have Eyes For You / I Want To Be Happy
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson
* Keynote K610   Coleman Hawkins - I'm In The Mood For Love / "Bean" At The Met

Coleman Hawkins Quartet

Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Israel Crosby, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, February 17, 1944
HL13Flame ThrowerKeynote K611; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL14ImaginationKeynote K612; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL15Night And DayKeynote K611; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL16Cattin' At KeynoteKeynote K612; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K611   Coleman Hawkins - Flame Thrower / Night And Day
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson
* Keynote K612   Coleman Hawkins - Imagination / Cattin' At Keynote
= Keynote K124   Coleman Hawkins - Teddy Wilson

Cozy Cole All Stars

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Trummy Young, trombone; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Earl Hines, piano; Teddy Waters, guitar; Billy Taylor, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, February 22, 1944
HLK17-1Blue MoonKeynote K1300; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK17-2-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK18-1Father Co-Operates-
HLK18-2--
HLK18-5--
HLK18-6-Keynote K1301; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037; Mercury 71385x45, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK19-1Just One More ChanceMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK19-2-Keynote K1300; EmArcy MG 26023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK20-1Thru' For The Night (aka Through For The Night)Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HLK20-2-Keynote K1301; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25018   Earl Hines And His All Stars
* EmArcy MG 26023   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6037   Earl Hines, Count Basie - The Earl And The Count
* Mercury 71385x45   Cozy Cole - St. Louis Blues / Father Co-Operates
* Keynote K1300   Cozy Cole - Blue Moon / Just One More Chance
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines
* Keynote K1301   Cozy Cole - Father Co-Operates / Through For The Night
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines

Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven

Buck Clayton, trumpet #1-5,7,8; Dicky Wells, trombone #1-5,7,8; Lester Young, tenor sax; Count Basie, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Rodney Richardson, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, March 22, 1944
1. HL21-1After Theatre JumpMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL21-2-Keynote K1302; Mercury 599, 1105, MG 25015; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6036, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL22-1Six Cats And A PrinceMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL22-2-Metronome (Swd) B 517; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
5. HL22-3-Keynote K1303; Mercury 600, 1106; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL23-1Lester Leaps Again (aka Lester Leaps In)Keynote K1302; Mercury 599, 1105, MG 25015, EP 1-3046, EP 1-3097, MG 20167; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6036, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL24-1Destination K.C.Keynote K1303; EmArcy MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
8. HL24-2-Mercury 600, 1106, MG 25015, EP 1-3097; EmArcy MG 26023, EP 1-6037, MG 36048, MGE 26010; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26010, SRE 66010   Lester Young - Pres At His Very Best - Swinging Sounds Of The 40's
* EmArcy MG 36048   Various Artists - Vol. 1 - The Jazz Giants
* Mercury MG 20167   Various Artists - Sweet And Solid
* Mercury MG 25015   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* EmArcy MG 26023   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6036   Earl Hines, Count Basie - Jazz Royality
* EmArcy EP 1-6037   Earl Hines, Count Basie - The Earl And The Count
* Mercury EP 1-3046   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven
* Keynote K1302   Kansas City Seven - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps In
= Keynote K144   Count Basie
* Mercury 599   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps Again
* Mercury 1105   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Lester Leaps Again (aka Lester Leaps In)
* Metronome (Swd) B 517   Count Basie - After Theatre Jump / Six Cats And A Prince
* Keynote K1303   Kansas City Seven - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
= Keynote K144   Count Basie
* Mercury 600   Count Basie - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
* Mercury 1106   Count Basie - Six Cats And A Prince / Destination K.C.
* Mercury EP 1-3097   Count Basie And His Kansas City Seven (no details)

Charlie Shavers Quintet Featuring Earl Hines

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Tab Smith, alto sax; Earl Hines, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, April 22, 1944
HL25-2Mountain AirKeynote K1304; Mercury MG 25018, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-1Curry In A HurryMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-2-Keynote K1305; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL26-3-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL27-1Stardust-
HL27-2-Keynote K1305; Mercury MG 25018; EmArcy MG 36017; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL28-1RosettaMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL28-2--
HL28-3-Keynote K1304; Mercury MG 25018, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Mercury MG 25018   Earl Hines And His All Stars
* Keynote K1304   Charlie Shavers - Rosetta / Mountain Air
* Keynote K1305   Charlie Shavers - Stardust / Curry In A Hurry
= Keynote K145   Earl Hines

Coleman Hawkins And His Sax Ensemble

Tab Smith, alto sax, arranger; Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Al Lucas, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
NYC, May 24, 1944
HL29-1On The Sunny Side Of The StreetMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL29-2-Keynote K1308; Mercury 1109, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL30-1Three Little WordsKeynote K1316; Mercury 1110, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL31-1Battle Of The SaxesKeynote K1316; Mercury 1110, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023, DEM 2, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL32-1LouiseMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL32-2-Keynote K1308; Mercury 1109, MG 20016, EP 1-3104; EmArcy MG 36023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* EmArcy EP 1-6126   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Keynote K1308   Coleman Hawkins - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Louise
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
* Mercury 1109   Coleman Hawkins - On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Louise
* Keynote K1316   Coleman Hawkins - Three Little Words / Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury 1110   Coleman Hawkins - Three Little Words / Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury EP 1-3104   Coleman Hawkins And His Sax Ensemble (no details)

Coleman Hawkins' All American Four

Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; John Kirby, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
NYC, May 29, 1944
HL33-1Make BelieveMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL33-2-Keynote K1317; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL34-1Don't Blame MeMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL34-2-Keynote K1320; Mercury 1111, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL35-1Just One Of Those ThingsKeynote K1317; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL36-1HallelujahKeynote K1320; Mercury 1111, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6029   Coleman Hawkins - The Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* Keynote K1317   Coleman Hawkins - Make Believe / Just One Of Those Things
* Keynote K1320   Coleman Hawkins - Don't Blame Me / Hallelujah
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
* Mercury 1111   Coleman Hawkins - Don't Blame Me / Hallelujah

Benny Morton Trombone Choir

Vic Dickenson, Bill Harris, Claude Jones, Benny Morton, trombone; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Al Hall, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
NYC, May 30, 1944
HL37-1Where Or WhenMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL37-3-Keynote K1315; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL38-1LisaMercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL38-2-Keynote K1309; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL39-5Once In A WhileKeynote K1309; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL40-2Sliphorn OutingKeynote K1315; EmArcy MG 36038; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Mercury MG 25071   Various Artists - Trombone Time
* EmArcy MG 26019   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* Keynote K1315   Benny Morton - Sliphorn Outing / Where Or When
* Keynote K1309   Benny Morton - Liza / Once In A While

Rex Stewart's Big Eight

Rex Stewart, cornet; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Harry Carney, bass clarinet #1,2,6,7, baritone sax #3-5; Tab Smith, alto sax #1-5, clarinet #6,7; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Brick Fleagle, guitar, arranger; Sid Weiss, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, June 5, 1944
1. RX1-1The Little GooseMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. RX1-2-Keynote K1307; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. RX2-1I'm True To YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. RX2-2-Keynote K1306; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
5. RX3-1ZazaKeynote K1307; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. RX4-1Swamp MistMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. RX4-2-Keynote K1306; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K1307   Rex Stewart - The Little Goose / Zaza
= Keynote K149   Rex Stewart Orchestra
* Keynote K1306   Rex Stewart - I'm True To You / Swamp Mist
= Keynote K146   Coleman Hawkins Sax Ensemble
= Keynote K149   Rex Stewart Orchestra

The Keynoters

Jonah Jones, Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, June 8, 1944
HL41-1You're Driving Me CrazyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL41-2-Keynote K1313; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL42-1I'm In The Market For You-
HL43-4Blue LouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL43-5--
HL44-2I've Found A New Baby-
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K1313   The Keynoters - You're Driving Me Crazy / I'm In The Market For You

Pete Brown's All Star Quintet Featuring Kenny Kersey

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Pete Brown, alto sax; Kenny Kersey, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, July 19, 1944
HL45-2It All Depends On YouKeynote K1312; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL46-2That's My Weakness NowMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL46-3-EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL47-1It's The Talk Of The TownMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL47-2-EmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6128; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL48-3I May Be WrongKeynote K1312
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy EP 1-6128   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Keynote K1312   Pete Brown - It All Depends On You / I May Be Wrong

Red Norvo All Star Sextet

Aaron Sachs, clarinet; Red Norvo, vibes; Teddy Wilson, piano; Remo Palmieri, guitar; Slam Stewart, bass; Eddie Dell, drums.
NYC, July 27, 1944
HL49-1Subtle SextologyKeynote K1310; Mercury MG 25062, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL50-1Blues A La RedMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL50-3-Keynote K1319; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL51-1The Man I LoveKeynote K1314; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL52-1Seven Come ElevenMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL52-2-Keynote K1314; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25062   Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo - Improvisations
= EmArcy MG 26002   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Mercury EP 1-3105   Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson - Improvisations, Vol. 12
* Keynote K1310   Red Norvo - Subtle Sextology / Russian Lullaby
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1319   Red Norvo - I Got Rhythm / Blues A La Red
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1314   Red Norvo - Seven Come Eleven / The Man I Love
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations

Billy Taylor's Big Eight

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Vernon Brown, trombone; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Harry Carney, baritone sax, bass clarinet; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Brick Fleagle, guitar, arranger; Billy Taylor, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, August 1, 1944
CC1-3Passin' Me ByEmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6128; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC2-2Carney-Val In RhythmMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC2-3-Keynote K615; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC3-1Sam-PanMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
CC3-4--
CC4-1Night Wind-
CC4-2-Keynote K615; EmArcy MG 36018, EP 1-6158, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* EmArcy EP 1-6128   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* EmArcy EP 1-6158   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Keynote K615   Billy Taylor - Night Wind / Carney-Val In Rhythm

The Emmett Berry Five

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Don Byas, tenor sax; Dave Rivera, piano; Milton Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, August 31, 1944
NSC1Sweet And LovelyNational 9001; EmArcy EP 1-6129, MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC2White Rose KickNational 9001; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC3My Deep Blue DreamNational 9002; Savoy SJL 2213
NSC4Byas'd Opinion-
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Savoy SJL 2213   Don Byas - Savoy Jam Party
* EmArcy EP 1-6129   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* National 9001   Emmett Berry - Sweet And Lovely / White Rose Kick
* National 9002   Emmett Berry - My Deep Blue Dream / Byas'd Opinion

Jonah Jones And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone, vibes; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Buster Harding, piano, arranger; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, September 20, 1944
HL53-2Lust For LicksKeynote K614; Mercury MG 25074; EmArcy EP 1-6022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL54-3Just Likes A ButterflyKeynote K614; Mercury MG 25074, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL55-1B.H. BoogieMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL56-1Twelfth Street Rag-
HL56-2--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* EmArcy EP 1-6022   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Keynote K614   Jonah Jones - Just Like A Butterfly / Lust For Licks

George Hartman And His Orchestra

George Hartman, trumpet; Vernon Brown, trombone; Leonard "Bujie" Centobie, clarinet; Frankie Froeba, piano; Jack Lesberg, bass; George Wettling, drums.
NYC, September 27, 1944
HL57-4HindustanKeynote K627; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL58-2AlwaysKeynote K613; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL59-2The Darktown Strutters' Ball-
HL60-1AngryKeynote K627; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36022   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders, George Hartman And His Orchestra - New Orleans Express
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Keynote K627   George Hartman - Angry / Hindustan
* Keynote K613   George Hartman - Always / Darktown Strutters' Ball

Red Norvo's All Star Septet

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Vic Dickenson, trombone; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Red Norvo, xylophone #1,2,6-8, vibes #3-5; Teddy Wilson, piano; Slam Stewart, bass; Specs Powell, drums; Johnny Thompson, arranger.
NYC, October 10, 1944
1. HL61-1Russian LullabyMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL61-2-Keynote K1310; Mercury MG 25062, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL62-1I Got RhythmMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL62-2--
5. HL62-3-Keynote K1319; Mercury MG 25062, EP 1-3105, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL63-1Sing Something SimpleMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL63-2--
8. HL63-3--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25062   Teddy Wilson, Red Norvo - Improvisations
= EmArcy MG 26002   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Mercury EP 1-3105   Red Norvo, Teddy Wilson - Improvisations, Vol. 12
* Keynote K1310   Red Norvo - Subtle Sextology / Russian Lullaby
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations
* Keynote K1319   Red Norvo - I Got Rhythm / Blues A La Red
= Keynote K137   Red Norvo - Improvisations

The Hank D'Amico Sextette

Frank Newton, trumpet; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Don Byas, tenor sax; Dave Rivera, piano; Sid Weiss, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, October 10, 1944
NSC9Hank's PranksNational 9047; Savoy SJL 2224
NSC10Juke Box Judy-
NSC11Shy Little Witch From GreenwichNational 9004; Savoy SJL 2224
NSC12Gone At DawnNational 9003; EmArcy MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2224
* Savoy SJL 2224   Various Artists - An Anthology - The Changing Face Of Harlem, Vol. 2
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* National 9047   Hank D'Amico - Juke Box Judy / Hank's Pranks
* National 9004   Warren Evans - I'm Lost / Hank D'Amico - Shy Little Witch From Greenwich
* National 9003   Warren Evans - I Wonder / Hank D'Amico - Gone At Dawn

Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Slam Stewart, bass; Denzil Best, drums.
NYC, October 17, 1944
HL64-1I'm YoursMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL64-2--
HL64-3-EmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL65-1Under A Blanket Of BlueKeynote K655; Mercury 1098, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6042, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-1Beyond The Blue HorizonMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-2-EmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL66-3-Keynote K622; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL67-1A Shanty In Old Shanty TownMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL67-2--
HL67-4-Keynote K622; EmArcy MG 26013, EP 1-6029, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26011, SRE 66011   Coleman Hawkins And The Trumpet Kings
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy MG 26013   Coleman Hawkins - Bean
* EmArcy EP 1-6042   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6029   Coleman Hawkins - The Bean
* Keynote K655   Coleman Hawkins - Under A Blanket Of Blue / Herbie Haymer - China Boy
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1098   Coleman Hawkins - Under A Blanket Of Blue / Herbie Haymer - China Boy
* Keynote K622   Coleman Hawkins - Beyond The Blue Horizon / A Shanty In Old Shanty Town

Charlie Shavers' All American Five

Charlie Shavers, trumpet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Teddy Wilson, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; Denzil Best, drums.
NYC, October 18, 1944
HL68-1My ManMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL68-2-Keynote K619; Mercury MG 25074; EmArcy EP 1-6022, MG 36053, MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL69-1El Salon De Gutbucket-
HL69-2-Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL70-1Embraceable YouEmArcy MGE 26011; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL71-1UndecidedMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL71-2--
HL71-3--
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* EmArcy MGE 26011, SRE 66011   Coleman Hawkins And The Trumpet Kings
* Mercury MG 25074   Various Artists - Hot Trumpet Ensembles
= EmArcy MG 26015   Various Artists - Holiday In Trumpet
* EmArcy EP 1-6022   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Keynote K619   Charlie Shavers - My Man / El Salon De Gutbucket
= Keynote K142   Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - Trumpet Jazz

George Wettling's New Yorkers

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Jack Teagarden, trombone, vocals #1,2,6,7, trombone #3-5,8; Hank D'Amico, clarinet; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Herman Chittison, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; George Wettling, drums.
NYC, December 12, 1944
1. HL72-2HomeKeynote K1311; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL72-4-Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. HL73-1Too Marvelous For WordsMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL73-2--
5. HL73-3-Keynote K1311; EmArcy MG 26019, EP 1-6033, MG 36038, EP 1-6131, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. HL74-1You Brought A New Kind Of LoveMercury MG 25071, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
7. HL74-2-Keynote K1318; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
8. HL75-1Somebody Loves MeKeynote K1318; Mercury MG 25071; EmArcy MG 26019, EP 1-6033, MG 36053; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36053   Various Artists - Vol. 5 - The Jazz Giants - Brass
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Mercury MG 25071   Various Artists - Trombone Time
* EmArcy MG 26019   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* EmArcy EP 1-6033   Various Artists - Holiday In Trombone
* EmArcy EP 1-6131   Various Artists - Boning Up On 'Bones
* Keynote K1311   George Wettling - Home / Too Marvelous For Words
* Keynote K1318   George Wettling - Somebody Loves Me / You Brought A New Kind Of Love