Mercury Records Discography: 1945

1945 (founded)

Chubby Jackson And His Orchestra

Howard McGhee, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass; Dave Tough, drums.
NYC, January 10, 1945
HL76Northwest PassageKeynote K616; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL77Cryin' Sands-
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K616   Chubby Jackson - Northwest Passage / Cryin' Sands
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Mercury EP 1-3099   Chubby Jackson And His Orchestra (no details)

Cozy Cole And His Orchestra

Shorty Rogers, trumpet; Vernon Brown, trombone; Aaron Sachs, clarinet; Don Byas, tenor sax; Bill Rowland, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, February 2, 1945
HL78-2Lover Come Back To MeMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL79-2Smiles-
HL80-2All Of Me-
HL81-3They Didn't Believe MeKeynote K656; Mercury 1099, MG 20016, MG 25013; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6043; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury MG 25013   Edmond O'Brien - My Beloved
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6043   Various Artists - Reeds Featuring Coleman Hawkins
* Keynote K656   Cozy Cole, Ted Nash - They Didn't Believe Me / Wick's Kicks
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1099   Cozy Cole - They Didn't Believe Me / Wick's Kicks

Joe Turner With Pete Johnson's All Stars

Frank Newton, trumpet; Don Byas, tenor sax; Pete Johnson, piano; Leonard Ware, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Doc West, drums; Joe Turner, vocals.
NYC, February 2, 1945
NSC33S.K. Blues, Part 1National 9010; EmArcy MG 36014; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
NSC34S.K. Blues, Part 2-
NSC35Johnson And Turner BluesNational 9011; EmArcy MG 36014, DEM 2; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
-Johnson And Turner Blues (alternate take)Savoy SJL 2223
NSC36Watch That JiveNational 9011; EmArcy MG 36014; Savoy MG 14016, SJL 2223
* EmArcy MG 36014   Joe Turner And Pete Johnson
* Savoy MG 14016   Joe Turner - Careless Love
* Savoy SJL 2223   Have No Fear, Big Joe Turner Is Here - The Roots Of Rock' N' Roll, Vol. 2
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* National 9010   Joe Turner - S.K. Blues, Part 1 & 2
* National 9011   Joe Turner - Watch That Jive / Johnson And Turner Blues

Barney Bigard Quintet

Joe Thomas, trumpet; Barney Bigard, clarinet; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Billy Taylor, bass; Cozy Cole, drums.
NYC, February 5, 1945
HL82-1Rose RoomKeynote K617; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL83-2BojanglesMercury (E) SMWL 21023, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL84-4CoquetteKeynote K617; Mercury MG 25068, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL85-2BorobudorMercury (E) SMWL 21023, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25068   Bernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri - Piano Contrasts
= EmArcy MG 26018   Johnny Guarnieri, Bernie Leighton - Piano Stylings
* Keynote K617   Barney Bigard - Rose Room / Coquette
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri
* Mercury (E) SMWL 21023   Barney Bigard Quintet (no details)

Bill Harris And His Septet

Pete Candoli, trumpet; Bill Harris, trombone; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Ralph Burns, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass; Alvin Burroughs, drums.
Chicago, IL, April 5, 1945
D5CB321-1Cross CountryKeynote K618; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB322-1Characteristically, B.H.Keynote K626; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB323-1Mean To MeKeynote K618; Mercury MG 25076, EP 1-3099; EmArcy MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
D5CB324-1She's Funny That WayKeynote K626; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K618   Bill Harris - Mean To Me / Cross Country
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Keynote K626   Bill Harris - She's Funny That Way / Characteristically B.H.
= Keynote K123   Bill Harris - Chubby Jackson
* Mercury EP 1-3099   Bill Harris And His Septet (no details)

Albinia Jones With Don Byas' Swing Seven

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Gene Sedric, clarinet; Sammy Price, alto sax; Don Byas, tenor sax; Leonard Ware, guitar; Oscar Smith, bass; Doc West, drums; Albinia Jones, vocals.
NYC, April 14, 1945
NSC49Evil Gal BluesNational 9012; EmArcy MG 36017; Savoy SJL 2233
NSC50Salty Papa BluesNational 9013; Savoy SJL 2233
NSC51Albinia's Blues-
NSC52Don't You Wear No BlackNational 9012; Savoy SJL 2233
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Savoy SJL 2233   Various Artists - Ladies Sing The Blues
* National 9012   Albinia Jones - Evil Gal Blues / Don't You Wear No Black
* National 9013   Albinia Jones - Salty Papa Blues / Albinia's Blues

Willie Smith And His Orchestra

Billy May, trumpet, arranger; Murray McEachern, trombone; Willie Smith, alto sax; Arnold Ross, piano; Les Paul, guitar; Ed Mihelich, bass; Nick Fatool, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 2, 1945
HL90-2September In The RainKeynote K620; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL91-5You Ought To Be In PicturesKeynote K143; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008, MG 36051; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL92-2Moten SwingMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL92-5-Keynote K143; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL93-2Willow Weep For Me (as Willie Weep For Me)Keynote K620; Mercury MG 25075; EmArcy MG 26000, EP 1-6008; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36051   Various Artists - Vol. 3 - The Jazz Giants - Reeds, Part 2
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25075   Alto Sax Artistry Featuring Willie Smith
* EmArcy MG 26000   Willie Smith And His Friends - Relaxing After Hours
* EmArcy EP 1-6008   Willie Smith - Moten Swing
* Keynote K143   Willie Smith Orchestra
* Keynote K620   Willie Smith - September In The Rain / Willie Weep For Me

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, trumpet; Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, trombone; Gerald "Gerry" Valentine, trombone, arranger; Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocals, valve trombone, conductor.
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover BluesNational 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3A Cottage For SaleNational 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A RiffNational 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 - Young Dex 1944-1946
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* National 9015   Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)
* National 9014   Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff / A Cottage For Sale

Corky Corcoran And His Orchestra Featuring Emmett Berry

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Willie Smith, alto sax; Corky Corcoran, tenor sax; Dodo Marmarosa, piano; Allan Reuss, guitar; Ed Mihelich, bass; Nick Fatool, drums; Johnny Thompson, arranger.
Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 1945
HL94-3What Is This Thing Called LoveKeynote K621; Mercury 1108, MG 25075, (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL95-3Minor BluesKeynote K621; Mercury 1108, MG 25075; EmArcy MG 36018; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL96-2You Know ItMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL96-5-Keynote K654; Mercury 1097, MG 20016; EmArcy MG 26026, EP 1-6042; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL97-3Lullaby Of The LeavesEmArcy MG 36023, EP 1-6126; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36018   Various Artists - Alto Altitude
* Mercury MG 20016   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Mercury MG 25075   Alto Sax Artistry Featuring Willie Smith
* EmArcy MG 26026   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6042   Various Artists - Holiday In Sax
* EmArcy EP 1-6126   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* Keynote K621   Corky Corcoran - What Is This Thing Called Love / Minor Blues
* Mercury 1108   Corky Corcoran, Emmett Berry - What Is This Thing Called Love / Minor Blues
* Keynote K654   Corky Corcoran, Babe Russin - You Know It / 5054 Whitsett
= Keynote K136   Various Artists - Tenor Jazz
* Mercury 1097   Corky Corcoran, Emmett Berry - You Know It / Whitsett (aka 5054 Whitsett)

Teddy Bunn's Teddy Bears

Peanuts Holland, trumpet; Herbie Haymer, tenor sax; Arnold Ross, piano; Teddy Bunn, guitar; Charlie Drayton, bass; Rollie Culver, drums.
Los Angeles, CA, May 29, 1945
SundayKeynote unissued
I Wished On The Moon-
After You've Gone-

Milt Hinton And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone #1,3,4, vibes #2; Al Gibson, clarinet; Dave Rivera, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, July 6, 1945
1. HL101-1Broadway HoldoverMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. HL102-2Bass Pandemonium-
3. HL103-2EverywhereKeynote K639; EmArcy MG 36038; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. HL104-3Beefsteak CharlieKeynote K639; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* Keynote K639   Milt Hinton - Everywhere / Beefsteak Charlie

Charlie Ventura Sextet

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Charlie Ventura, tenor sax; Billy Rowland, piano; Ed Yance, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Specs Powell, drums.
NYC, August 17, 1945
NSC445 | T15Let's Jump For RitaEmArcy EP 1-6133, MG 36015; Regent MG 6064
NSC446 | T14Tammy's DreamEmArcy MG 36017; Regent MG 6064
NSC447 | T13C.V. Jam (Sweet Georgia Brown)EmArcy EP 1-6133, MG 36015; Regent MG 6064
NSC448 | T12Out You GoEmArcy MG 36023; Regent MG 6064
* EmArcy MG 36015; Universal (J) UCCM-9118   Charlie Ventura - Jumping With Ventura
* Regent MG 6064; Savoy MG 12202   Charlie Ventura, Kai Winding - East Of Suez
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes
* EmArcy EP 1-6133   Charlie Ventura - Jumping With Ventura

J.C. Heard Quintet

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Flip Phillips, tenor sax; Johnny Guarnieri, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, August 17, 1945
HL105-3Why Do I Love YouMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL105-4-Keynote K682; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL106-4All My LifeKeynote K623; Mercury MG 25068; EmArcy MG 36049; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL107-1Groovin' With J.C.Keynote K623; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL108What's The Use-
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury MG 25068   Bernie Leighton, Johnny Guarnieri - Piano Contrasts
= EmArcy MG 26018   Johnny Guarnieri, Bernie Leighton - Piano Stylings
* Keynote K682   J.C. Heard - What's The Use / Why Do I Love You
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri
* Keynote K623   J.C. Heard - All My Life / Groovin' With J.C.
= Keynote K141   Johnny Guarnieri

Jonah Jones And His Orchestra

Jonah Jones, trumpet; Hilton Jefferson, alto sax; Joe Thomas, tenor sax; Buster Harding, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
NYC, circa August, 1945
HL109-2Poor JohnMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL110-1Trumpet InterludeEmArcy MG 36017; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL111Little Sir EchoMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL112-1Exactly Like YouEmArcy MG 36023; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy MG 36023   Various Artists - Battle Of The Saxes

Four Jumps Of Jive

Bernardo Dennis, Ellis Hunter, guitar; Willie Dixon, bass; Gene "Jimmy" Gilmore, vocals, piano.
Chicago, IL, September 12, 1945
101Satchel Mouth BabyMercury 2001
102It's Just The BluesMercury 2001, 314 528 292-2
103Boo Boo Fine JellyMercury 2015
104Streamline Woman Blues-
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2001   Four Jumps Of Jive - Satchel Mouth Baby / It's Just The Blues
* Mercury 2015   Four Jumps Of Jive - Boo Boo Fine Jelly / Streamline Woman Blues

Bill Samuels And The Cats 'N Jammers Three

Bill Samuels, piano, vocals; Adam Lamberts, guitar; Sylvester Hicks, bass; Hillard Brown, drums.
NYC, September 15, 1945
109-5I Cover The WaterfrontMercury 2003
110-4Jockey BluesMercury 2003, 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2003, 70205, 70205x45   Bill Samuels And The Cats 'N Jammers Three - I Cover The Waterfront / Jockey Blues

Sippie Wallace And Albert Ammons' Rhythm Kings

Artie Starks, clarinet, tenor sax; Albert Ammons, piano; Lonnie Johnson, guitar; John Lindsay, bass; Tommy Taylor, drums; Sippie Wallace, vocals #2,3.
Chicago, IL, September 25, 1945
1. 117-4Bedroom BluesMercury 2010, 314 528 292-2
2. 118Suitcase BluesMercury 2016
3. 119Deep Water Blues-
4. 121-5Buzz MeMercury 2010, 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 2010   Sippie Wallace, Albert Ammons - Bedroom Blues / Buzz Me
* Mercury 2016   Albert Ammons - Suitcase Blues / Deep Water Blues

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; John Cobbs, Budd Johnson, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Teddy Cypron, baritone sax; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocals.
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue DreamNational 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62Prisoner Of LoveNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63A Penny For Your ThoughtsRegent MG 6052
NSC64It Ain't Like ThatNational 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House

Irving Fazola's Dixielanders

Tony Dalmado, trumpet; Julian Lane, trombone; Irving Fazola, clarinet; Steve Giarratano, tenor sax; Pete Laudeman, piano; Bunny Franks, bass; Charlie Duke, drums.
New Orleans, LA, October 19, 1945
HL1001Someday SweetheartKeynote K658; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1002The Isle Of CapriKeynote K660; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022, EP 1-6127; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1003When Your Lover Has GoneKeynote K660; Mercury A 53, MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1004With You Anywhere You AreKeynote K659; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022, EP 1-6127; 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
* Mercury MG 25016   Irving Fazola And His Dixielanders
* EmArcy EP 1-6127   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders, George Harman And His Orchestra - New Orleans Express
* Mercury EP 1-3173   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Mercury A 53, A 53x45   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Keynote K658   Irving Fazola - Someday Sweetheart / Jazz Me Blues
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K660   Irving Fazola - Isle Of Capri / When Your Lover Has Gone
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K659   Irving Fazola - With You, Anywhere You Are / Mostly Faz
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders

Irving Fazola's Dixielanders

Tony Dalmado, trumpet; Julian Lane, trombone; Irving Fazola, clarinet; Steve Giarratano, tenor sax; Pete Laudeman, piano; Bunny Franks, bass; Charlie Duke, drums.: same personnel.
New Orleans, LA, October 24, 1945
HL1005Sweet LorraineKeynote K624; Mercury MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1006Mostly FazKeynote K624; Mercury A 53, MG 25016; EmArcy MG 36022; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1007Clarinet MarmaladeKeynote K659; Mercury MG 25016, EP 1-3173; EmArcy MG 36022, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL1008Jazz Me BluesKeynote K658; Mercury A 53, MG 25016, EP 1-3173; 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
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* Mercury MG 25016   Irving Fazola And His Dixielanders
* Mercury EP 1-3173   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Mercury A 53, A 53x45   Irving Fazola's Dixielanders
* Keynote K624   Irving Fazola - Sweet Loraine / Clarinet Marmalade
* Keynote K659   Irving Fazola - With You, Anywhere You Are / Mostly Faz
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders
* Keynote K658   Irving Fazola - Someday Sweetheart / Jazz Me Blues
= Keynote K138   Irving Fazola - Fazola Dixielanders

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr, trumpet; Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine, trombone; John Cobbs, Budd Johnson, alto sax; Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons, tenor sax; Teddy Cypron, baritone sax; Richard "Duke" Ellington, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Billy Eckstine, vocals.
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For LoveNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70You Call It MadnessNational 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71All I Sing Is BluesNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72Long, Long JourneyNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9016   Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey / I'm In The Mood For Love
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues

Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Billy Butterfield, trumpet; Vermon Brown, trombone; Ernie Caceres, clarinet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Gene Schroeder, piano; Carl Kress, guitar; Bob Haggart, bass; George Wettling, drums.
NYC, November 15, 1945
KTS4-1Town Hall BluesMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
KTS4-2-Keynote K638; EmArcy MG 36017, EP 1-6129; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36017   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* EmArcy EP 1-6129   Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude
* Keynote K638   Bud Freeman - Town Hall Blues / Inside On The South Side
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Chubby Jackson's Rhythm

Tony Aless, piano; Billy Bauer, guitar; Chubby Jackson, bass; Shelly Manne, drums.
NYC, November 29, 1945
HL113-1Head QuartersKeynote K625; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL114-2Head HuntersMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL114-3-EmArcy MG 36016; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL115-3Sam's CaravanKeynote K625; Mercury MG 25076; EmArcy MG 26003, MGE 26012; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL116-1Two Heads Are Better Than OneMercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
HL116-2-EmArcy MG 36016; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MGE 26012, SRE 66012   Red Rodney's Beboppers
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Mercury MG 25076   Chubby Jackson And Bill Harris All-Stars - Jazz Journey
* EmArcy MG 26003   Various Artists - The Small Herd
* Keynote K625   Chubby Jackson - Head Quarters / Sam's Caravan

June Richmond With Sonny Thompson Sextet

unknown, trumpet; unknown, alto sax; unknown, tenor sax; Sonny Thompson, piano; unknown, bass; unknown, drums; June Richmond, vocals.
Chicago, IL, November, 1945
111Hey Lawdy MamaMercury 2011
112I Haven't Changed A ThingMercury 2004
113If I Could Be With YouMercury 2011
114After You've GoneMercury 2004
* Mercury 2011   June Richmond - Hey Lawdy Mama / If I Could Be With You
* Mercury 2004   June Richmond - I Haven't Changed A Thing / After You've Gone

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson And His Orchestra

Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt, Elmer "Stumpy" Whitlock, trumpet; Leon Comegys, Jesse "Rip" Tarrant, trombone; Frank Dominguez, Ernest "Lee" Tanner, alto sax; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, alto sax, vocals; Red Carmen, Lee Pop, tenor sax; Greely Walton, baritone sax; Earl Van Riper, piano; Leonard "Heavy" Swain, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
NYC, late 1945
hu446Mr. Cleanhead Steps OutMercury 2031
hu447It's A Groovy AffairMercury 2030
hu448I've Been So Good-
hu449Juicy Head BabyMercury 2031
* Mercury 2031   Eddie Vinson - Mr. Cleanhead Steps Out / Juicy Head Baby
* Mercury 2030   Eddie Vinson - It's A Groovy Affair / I've Been So Good

Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra

Wild Bill Davison, cornet #4-6; Peanuts Hucko, clarinet #2,4-6; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Joe Sullivan, piano; Carmen Mastren, guitar; Sid Weiss, bass; George Wettling, drums.
NYC, December 5, 1945
1. KBF1Tea For TwoKeynote K636; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. KBF2Honeysuckle RoseKeynote K637; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
3. KBF3Room With A ViewEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
4. KBF4You Took Advantage Of Me-
5. KBF5Sentimental BabyKeynote K637; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. KBF6You're My EverythingEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36013   Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra - Midnight At Eddie Condon's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* Mercury MG 25158   George Barnes, Bud Freeman - Jazz Vignettes
* Keynote K636   Bud Freeman - Tea For Two / Midnite At Eddie Condon's
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra
* Keynote K637   Bud Freeman - Honeysuckle Rose / Sentimental Baby
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Erroll Garner Solo

Erroll Garner, piano.
NYC, December 5, 1945
157All The Things You AreMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
158-3Embraceable YouMercury 1001, MG 25117, MG 20009
159-2I've Got You Under My SkinMercury 1003, A 159x45, MG 20009, MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy EP 1-6073
160-2AlwaysMercury 1002, MG 20009, MG 25117
161My Heart Stood StillMercury (J) 25PJ-58/61
162-1Sometimes I'm HappyMercury 1002, MG 20009, MG 25117
163-2Lover Come Back To MeMercury 1001, MG 20009, MG 25117
164-1I Can't Get Started With YouMercury 1003, MG 20009, MG 25117
165-2SymphonyMercury 2040, (J) SNP 131
166-2Bouncing With MeMercury 2040, 1414x45, MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy MG 36049
167High OctaneMercury MG 25157, EP 1-3168; EmArcy EP 1-6073
168From C To CMercury 1545x45, MG 25157
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Mercury MG 20009   Errol Garner - At The Piano
* Mercury (J) SNP 131   Various Artists - V.S.O.P. Album II
* EmArcy MG 36049   Various Artists - Vol. 2 - The Jazz Giants - The Piano Players
* Mercury MG 25117   Erroll Garner - At The Piano
* Mercury MG 25157; EmArcy MG 26042   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* EmArcy EP 1-6073   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* Mercury A 159x45   Erroll Garner - Gone With Garner
* Mercury 1414x45   Erroll Garner - Bouncing With Me / ???
* Mercury 1545x45   Erroll Garner - From C To C / ???
* Mercury 1001, 1001x45   Erroll Garner - Embraceable You / Lover Come Back To Me
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 1003, 1003x45   Erroll Garner - I've Got You Under My Skin / I Can't Get Started With You
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 1002, 1002x45   Erroll Garner - Always / Sometimes I'm Happy
= Mercury A 10   Erroll Garner - Piano Memories
* Mercury 2040   Erroll Garner - Symphony / Bouncing With Me
* Mercury EP 1-3168   Erroll Garner Solo (no details)

Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra

Charlie Shavers, trumpet #2-6; Vernon Brown, trombone #2-6; Ed Hall, clarinet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Gene Schroeder, piano; Bob Casey, bass #1,3,6; John Simmons, bass #2,4,5; Dave Tough, drums.
NYC, December 10, 1945
1. KBF7Blue RoomEmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
2. KBF8Time On My Hands-
3. KBF9I've Found A New Baby-
4. KBF10Royal Garden Blues-
5. KBF11Midnite At Eddie Condon's (aka Midnight At Eddie Condon's)Keynote K636; EmArcy MG 36013; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
6. KBF12Inside On The SouthsideKeynote K638; Mercury MG 25158; EmArcy MG 36013, DEM 2; Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71
* EmArcy MG 36013   Bud Freeman's All Star Orchestra - Midnight At Eddie Condon's
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-1051/71   Various Artists - Complete Keynote Collection
* EmArcy DEM 2   Various Artists - Jazz Of Two Decades
* Mercury MG 25158   George Barnes, Bud Freeman - Jazz Vignettes
* Keynote K636   Bud Freeman - Tea For Two / Midnite At Eddie Condon's
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra
* Keynote K638   Bud Freeman - Town Hall Blues / Inside On The South Side
= Keynote K127   Bud Freeman And His Orchestra

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson And His Orchestra

Joe Bridgewater, John Hunt, Elmer "Stumpy" Whitlock, trumpet; Leon Comegys, Jesse "Rip" Tarrant, trombone; Frank Dominguez, Ernest "Lee" Tanner, alto sax; Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, alto sax, vocals; Red Carman, Lee Pope, tenor sax; Greely Walton, baritone sax; Earl Van Riper, piano; Leonard "Heavy" Swain, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
NYC, December 11, 1945
173-1Cherry Red BluesMercury 8003, 314 528 292-2
174-2Somebody's Got To Go-
175Too Many Women BluesMercury 8009, 314 528 292-2
176Just A Dream-
177I Like To Be Home BluesMercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 8003   Eddie Vinson - Cherry Red Blues / Somebody's Got To Go
* Mercury 8009   Eddie Vinson - Too Many Women Blues / Just A Dream

T-Bone Walker With Marl Young's Orchestra

Nick Cooper, Melvin Moore, trumpet, vocals; Frank Derrick, Nathan Jones, alto sax; Moses Gant, tenor sax; Marl Young, piano, vocals; T-Bone Walker, guitar, vocals; Mickey Sims, bass; Red Saunders, drums.
Chicago, IL, December 19, 1945
409-2My Baby Left MeMercury 8016; Old Swing Master 11; Mercury 314 528 292-2
410-2Come Back To Me BabyMercury 8016, 314 528 292-2
411She Is Going To Ruin MeOld Swing Master 11; Mercury 314 528 292-2
* Mercury 314 528 292-2   Various Artists - The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story 1945-1955
* Mercury 8016   T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me / Come Back To Me Baby
* Old Swing Master 11   T-Bone Walker - My Baby Left Me / She Is Going To Ruin Me

Karl Jones With Bob Schaffner And His Harlem Hot Shots

Bob Schaffner, trumpet; unknown, alto sax; unknown, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; unknown, drums; Karl Jones, vocals.
1945
105MitzyMercury 2002
106Trouble In Mind-
* Mercury 2002   Karl Jones - Mitzy / Trouble In Mind