Mercury Records Discography: 1950

1950 (5th anniversary)

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
January, 1950
3132The Cry Of The Wild GooseMercury 5363, MG-25027, MG-20069, MG-20587
3133Black LaceMercury 5363, MG-25026, MG-20083
* Mercury MG-20069   Songs By Frankie Laine
* Mercury MG-20587, SR-60587   Frankie Laine's Golden Hits
* Mercury MG-20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG-25027   Frankie Laine
* Mercury MG-25026   Frankie Laine
* Mercury 5363   Frankie Laine - The Cry Of The Wild Goose / Black Lace

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

unknown, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; Teddy Stewart, drums; Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra and vocal group.
NYC, February 7, 1950
3130-1Journey's EndMercury 8169, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57, (J) 30JD-10055/7   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1950-1952
* Mercury 8169   Dinah Washington - Journey's End / no info

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

Teddy Stewart, drums; Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
NYC, February 27, 1950
3182-3It Isn't FairMercury 8187, 8194x45, MG-25060, MG-20119
3183-5My Kind Of ManMercury 8194, 8206, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3184-2If I Loved YouMercury 8206, 1343x45, MG-25138, MG-20119
3185-2Why Don't You Think Things OverMercury 8192, MG-25060, MG-20120
* Mercury MG-20119   Dinah Washington - Music For A First Love
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57, (J) 30JD-10055/7   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1950-1952
* Mercury MG-20120   Dinah Washington - Music For Late Hours
* Mercury MG-25060   Dinah Washington
* Mercury MG-25138   Dynamic Dinah! - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1343x45   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / If I Loved You
= Mercury A-135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8194   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / I Wanna Be Loved
* Mercury 8206   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / If I Loved You
* Mercury 8192   Dinah Washington - How Deep Is The Ocean / Why Don't You Think Things Over
* Mercury 8187, 8194x45   no information

Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; George Brunis, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Sid Catlett, drums.
Chicago, IL, March 27, 1950
3373Dixie FlyerMercury 5424, MG-25095, MG-20171; EmArcy MG-36055
3374Lazy Piano Man-
3375Sweet Georgia BrownMercury 5460, MG-25095, MG-20171; EmArcy MG-36055
3376Feather Brain-
* Mercury MG-20171; Wing MGW-12165   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* EmArcy MG-36055   Various Artists - Volume VII-Giants Of Jazz - The Jazz Greats: Dixieland
* Mercury MG-25095; EmArcy MG-26011   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* Mercury 5424   Muggsy Spanier - Dixie Flyer / Lazy Piano Man
* Mercury 5460   Muggsy Spanier - Sweet Georgia Brown / Feather Brain

Erroll Garner Trio

Erroll Garner, piano; John Simmons, bass; Doc West, drums.
NYC, April 12, 1950
1252 | 10346Bonnie BoyEmArcy MG-26016, MG-36026; Wing MGW-12134
1253 | 10347Tippin' Out With Erroll-
1254 | 10348Relaxin' At Sugar Ray's-
1256 | 10349Minor With The Trio-
1257 | 10390No Noon-
1258 | 10391CologneEmArcy MG-26016, MG-36026; Wing MGW-12134; Music (It) JH 1132
1259 | 10392Lazy RiverEmArcy MG-26016, MG-36026; Mercury MG-20803; Wing MGW-12134
* EmArcy MG-36026   Erroll Garner - Garnering
* Wing MGW-12134   Erroll Garner - Moods
* Mercury MG-20803, SR-60803   Erroll Garner - Best Of Garner
* EmArcy MG-26016   Erroll Garner - Garnering
* Music (It) JH 1132   Erroll Garner - Little Girl / Cologne

Dinah Washington With Teddy Stewart's Orchestra

possibly Benny Powell, trombone; Ernie Wilkins, alto sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Freddie Green, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Teddy Stewart, drums; Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
NYC, May 9, 1950
3407-1Big DealMercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3407-3-Mercury 8187, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3408-4I'll Never Be FreeMercury 8187, MG-25060, MG-20120
3409-1I Wanna Be LovedMercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3409-3-Mercury 8181, 8194, MG-25060, MG-20119
3410-1Love (Me) With MiseryMercury 8181
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57, (J) 30JD-10055/7   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1950-1952
* Mercury MG-20120   Dinah Washington - Music For Late Hours
* Mercury MG-20119   Dinah Washington - Music For A First Love
* Mercury MG-25060   Dinah Washington
* Mercury 8181   Dinah Washington - I Wanna Be Loved / Love (Me) With Misery
* Mercury 8194   Dinah Washington - My Kind Of Man / I Wanna Be Loved
* Mercury 8187   no information

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
June, 1950
3260Stars And Stripes ForeverMercury 5421
3261Thanks For Your KissesMercury 5421; Wing MGW-12202
3262Music Maestro PleaseMercury 5458, MG-25124, MG-20083, MG-20587
* Wing MGW-12202   Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
* Mercury MG-20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG-20587, SR-60587   Frankie Laine's Golden Hits
* Mercury MG-25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5421   Frankie Laine - Stars And Stripes Forever / Thanks For Your Kisses
* Mercury 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band

Muggsy Spanier, cornet; Harry Graves, trombone; Darnell Howard, clarinet; Floyd Bean, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Don Chester, drums.
Chicago, IL, August 10, 1950
3675HomeMercury 5494, MG-25095, MG-20171; EmArcy MG-36055
3676It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary-
3677Caution BluesMercury 5528, MG-25095, MG-20171; EmArcy MG-36055
3678Alabama Jubilee-
* Mercury MG-20171; Wing MGW-12165   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* EmArcy MG-36055   Various Artists - Volume VII-Giants Of Jazz - The Jazz Greats: Dixieland
* Mercury MG-25095; EmArcy MG-26011   Muggsy Spanier And His Dixieland Band
* Mercury 5494   Muggsy Spanier - Home / It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary
* Mercury 5528   Muggsy Spanier - Caution Blues / Alabama Jubilee

Machito And His Latin-American Orchestra

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, August, 1950
3666Mambo Is Here To StayMercury 5484; Pablo 2625-712
3667Mambo Jambo-
3668Pa Que No Me Lioves Masunissued
3669Arrollando-
* Pablo 2625-712, PACD-2625-712-2   Machito And His Afro-Cuban Salseros - Mucho Macho
* Mercury 5484   Machito - Mambo Is Here To Stay / Mambo Jambo

Dinah Washington With Jimmy Carroll Orchestra

Dinah Washington, vocals; unidentified orchestra, including strings, Jimmy Carroll, conductor.
NYC, September 1, 1950
3691-2Harbor LightsMercury 5488, 5510x45, 1342x45, C-30032x45, MG-25138, 20119
3692-3I Cross My FingersMercury 5488, (J) 18PJ-10055/57
3693-1Time Out For TearsMercury 5503, 1343x45, MG-25138, 20119
3694-2Only A Moment AgoMercury 5503, 20119
* Mercury (J) 18PJ-10055/57, (J) 30JD-10055/7   The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 2 - 1950-1952
* Mercury MG-25138   Dynamic Dinah! - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1342x45   Dinah Washington - How Deep Is The Ocean / Harbor Lights
= Mercury A-135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 1343x45   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / If I Loved You
= Mercury A-135x45   Dynamic Dinah - The Great Voice Of Dinah Washington
* Mercury 5488   Dinah Washington - Harbor Lights / I Cross My Fingers
* Mercury 5503   Dinah Washington - Time Out For Tears / Only A Moment Ago
* Mercury 5510x45, C-30032x45, 20119   no information

Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys

Benny Sims, fiddle, bass #1-3,7,8,11,12, fiddle, bass, vocals #4-6, fiddle, vocals #9, fiddle #10; Curly Seckler, mandolin #1-3,8,12, mandolin, vocals #4-6,9-11; Earl Scruggs, banjo #1-3,5,8,11,12, banjo, guitar, vocals #4, banjo, vocals #6,7,9,10; Lester Flatt, guitar, vocals #1-8,10-12, guitar #9; Jody Rainwater, bass, mandolin #1-8,12, bass #9-11.
Radio WDAE Studio, Tampa, FL, October 20, 1950
1. 7057Doin' My TimeMercury 6333, MG-20358
2. 7058Pike Country BreakdownMercury 6396, MG-20358
3. 7059Cora Is GoneMercury 6302
4. 7060Preachin' Prayin' Singin'Mercury 70016, MG-20358
5. 7061Pain In My HeartMercury 6317
6. 7062Roll In My Sweet Baby's ArmsMercury 6372, MG-20358
7. 7063-4Back To The CrossMercury 70064
8. 7064Farewell BluesMercury 6333, MG-20358
9. 7065Salty Dog BluesMercury 6396, MG-20358
10. 7066Take Me In A LifeboatMercury 6317
11. 7067Will The Roses Bloom (Where She Lies Sleeping)Mercury 70016
12. 7068I'll Just PretendMercury 6372, MG-20358
* Mercury MG-20358   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - Country Music
* Mercury 6333   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Doin' My Time / Farewell Blues
* Mercury 6396   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Pike Country Breakdown / Salty Dog Blues
* Mercury 6302   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Cora Is Gone / no info
* Mercury 70016, 70016x45   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Preachin' Prayin' Singin' / Will The Roses Bloom (Where She Lies Sleeping)
* Mercury 6317   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Pain In My Heart / Take Me In A Lifeboat
* Mercury 6372   Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys - Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / I'll Just Pretend
* Mercury 70064, 70064x45   Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs - God Loves His Children / Back To The Cross

Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra

Clyde McCoy, trumpet; Chris Abbott, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
1950
3098-1The Canasta SongMercury 5354
3099-1I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Siste KateMercury 5354, MG-25141, MG-20110
* Mercury MG-20110   Dancing To The Blues With Clyde McCoy
* Mercury MG-25141   Clyde McCoy - Date For Dancing
* Mercury 5354   Clyde McCoy - The Canasta Song / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Siste Kate

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine, vocals; and others.
1950
3282Dream A Little Dream Of MeMercury 5458, MG-25124, MG-20083
3283I Was Dancing With SomeoneMercury 5495
* Mercury MG-20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG-25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5458   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please / Dream A Little Dream Of Me
* Mercury 5495   Frankie Laine - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) / I Was Dancing With Someone

Frankie Laine With Harry Geller's Orchestra

Carl Fischer, piano; Frankie Laine, vocals; Jud Conlon Singers, vocal group #4-7; unidentified orchestra, Harry Geller, conductor; and others.
1950
1. 3726If I Were A BellMercury 5500, MG-25088; Wing MGW-12158
2. 3727A Man Gets Awfully Lonesomeunissued
3. 3728Sleepy Ol' RiverMercury 5500, MG-25124, MG-20083
4. 3812I'm Gonna Live Till I DieMercury 5544, MG-25100; Wing MGW-12158
5. 3813A Man Gets Awfully LonesomeMercury 5544, MG-25124, MG-20083
6. 3814Merry Christmas EverywhereMercury 5553
7. 3815What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas-
* Wing MGW-12158   Frankie Laine - Singing The Blues
* Mercury MG-20083   Frankie Laine - Songs For People Together
* Mercury MG-25124   Frankie Laine - Music Maestro Please
* Mercury 5500   Frankie Laine - If I Were A Bell / Sleepy Ol' River
* Mercury 5544   Frankie Laine - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die / A Man Gets Awfully Lonesome
* Mercury 5553   Frankie Laine - Merry Christmas Everywhere / What Am I Gonna Do This Christmas
* Mercury MG-25088, MG-25100   no information

Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine, vocals; and others.
1950
3377I'm In The Mood For LoveMercury 1114, 1178, MG-25024 (alt.), MG-20080; Wing MGW-12202-W
* Mercury MG-20080; Wing MGW-12202   Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
* Wing MGW-12202-W, SRW-16202-W   Frankie Laine - That's My Desire
* Mercury MG-25024 (alt.), MG-25040   Frankie Laine
* Mercury 1114   Frankie Laine - 'Til We Meet Again / I'm In The Mood For Love
= Mercury A-59   Frankie Laine - Meet Me At Midnight
* Mercury 1178, 1178x45   Frankie Laine - Cherie I Love You / I'm In The Mood For Love
= Mercury A-81   Frankie Laine