Mercury Records Discography: 1973-present

1976 (31th anniversary)

Jimmy Smith With Orchestra

Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey, Nolan Smith, trumpet; George Bohanon, trombone; Kim Hutchcroft, Fred Jackson, alto sax; Ernie Watts, tenor sax; Stanley Behrens, harmonica; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jimmy Smith, organ, synthesizer; Alan Silvestri, guitar, arranger; Abraham Laboriel, electric bass; Lenny White, drums; Steve Forman, percussion; William Champlin, Vennette Gloud, Afreeka Trees, vocals; Carmen Twillie, vocals, arranger; Eugene McDaniels, Jerry Peters, arranger.
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA & Wally Heider Recording Studio III, Los Angeles, CA, December, 1976
2-53298Give Up The BootyMercury SRM 1-1127
2-53299Can't Hide LoveMercury SRM 1-1127, 73895
2-53300CherrystonesMercury SRM 1-1127
2-53301My Place In SpaceMercury SRM 1-1127, 73895
2-53302Medley: Born To Groove / From You To Me To YouMercury SRM 1-1127
2-53303Slippery Hips-
* Mercury SRM 1-1127   Jimmy Smith - Sit On It!
* Mercury 73895   Jimmy Smith With Orchestra (no details)

Gabor Szabo

Bunndino Siggalucci, piano; Jimmy Sigler, organ; Dexter Wansel, synthesizer; Theodore Life, Ken Miller, Bunndino Siggalucci, Gabor Szabo, guitar; Raymond Earl, bass; Scotty Miller, drums; Johnnie McCann, congas, bongos; Theodore Life, Bunndino Siggalucci, Gabor Szabo, vocals; Bunny Sigler aka Bunndino Siggalucci, producer.
Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA, released 1976
Concorde (Nightflight)Mercury SRM-1-1091
Funny Face-
Baby Rattle Snake-
Theme For Gabor-
Keep Smilin'-
Every Minute Counts-
Smooth Sailin'-
* Mercury SRM-1-1091   Gabor Szabo - Nightflight

1977

Gabor Szabo

Bobby "The Genie" Lyle, electric piano; Gabor Szabo, acoustic guitar; Marlon "The Magician" McClain, electric guitar, electrical guitar gadgets; Nathaniel Phillips, electric bass; Bruce Carter, drums; added Dean Gant, synthesizer programs; I. "Rini" Kramer, cabasa, vibraharp, guiro; Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort, percussion; with Bonnie Douglas, Assa Drori, Irving Geller, Irma Neumann, Haim Shtrum, Robert Sushel, violin; Paul C. Shure, violin, leader; Carroll Stephens, violin, contractor; James Dunham, Janet Lakatos, viola; Nathan Gershman, David H. Speltz, cello; + Oscar Brashear, Danny Christianson, trumpet; George Bohannon, trombone; Ernie Watts, tenor sax; James O. Stewart, guitar; + Cheryl "Boonie" Alexander, Saundra "Pan" Alexander, Sylvia St. James, Deborah "Punkin'" Shotlow, backing vocals.
ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March & April, 1977
The BizMercury SRM-1-1141
Magic Mystic Faces-
Gloomy Day-
Desiring You-
Misty Malarky Ying Yang-
Alicia-
The Last Song-
Estate-
* Mercury SRM-1-1141   Gabor Szabo - Faces

Jimmy Smith Tentet

Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Behrens, flute; John Phillips, flute, sax; Teddy Edwards, Harold Land, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ, piano, arranger, conductor; Ray Crawford, guitar; Kevin Brandon, bass; Kenny Dixon, drums; Buck Clarke, percussion.
"Jimmy Smith's Supper Club", Hollywood, CA, July 6 & 7, 1977
2-53821It's NecessaryMercury SRM 1-1189
2-53822For Your Love-
2-53823Side-Mouthin'Mercury SRM 1-1189, 73972
2-53824I've Got Love On My MindMercury SRM 1-1189
2-53825My Little Red Top-
2-53826Sometimes I'm Happy-
2-53827Say It Again, Jim-
* Mercury SRM 1-1189   Jimmy Smith - It's Necessary
* Mercury 73972   Jimmy Smith Tentet (no details)

1978

Jimmy Smith Nonet

Nolan Smith, trumpet; Stanley Behrens, flute; John Phillips, tenor sax, flute; Jimmy Smith, organ, piano, synthesizer, arranger; Ray Crawford, guitar; Kevin Brandon, bass; Kenny Dixon, drums; Buck Clarke, Stephanie Spruill, percussion.
Los Angeles, CA, January 27 & February 1, 1978
2-54252StevieMercury SRM 1-3716
2-54253Norristown, PA.-
2-542548 Counts For Rita-
2-54255Unfinished Business-
2-54256Blues For Charlie-
2-54257Until It's Time For You To Go-
* Mercury SRM 1-3716   Jimmy Smith - Unfinished Business

Jimmy Smith Octet

Nolan Smith, trumpet; John Phillips, tenor sax; Jimmy Smith, organ, synthesizer, arranger; Ronnie Foster, electric synthesizer, arranger; David T. Walker, guitar; Abraham Laboriel, electric bass; James Gadson, drums; Stephanie Spruill, percussion.
Los Angeles, CA, January 27 & February 1, 1978
2-54258Serpentine FireMercury SRM 1-3716
* Mercury SRM 1-3716   Jimmy Smith - Unfinished Business

1984 (39th anniversary)

Billy Higgins Quartet

Gary Bias, woodwinds; William Henderson, piano; Tony Dumas, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; special thanks to: Dr. Riza Jardan, president.
Sound Logic, Glendale, CA, April 12 & May 29, 1984
Dance Of The ClonesRiza RRL-85-104
John Coltrane-
Morning Awakening-
Humility-
East Side Stomp-
* Riza RRL-85-104; Evidence ECD 22061-2   Mr. Billy Higgins
= Mercury (J) 32JD-157   Billy Higgins - East Side Stomp

2007 (62th anniversary)

Kenny Barron Trio +

Kenny Barron, piano; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; Francisco Mela, drums; featuring Steve Wilson, soprano sax #1,3,6; Lionel Loueke, guitar #7-9; Ann Hampton Calloway, vocals #2; Grady Tate, vocals #4; Gretchen Parlato, vocals #8.
NYC, December 12 & 13, 2007
1.The TravelerEmArcy (Eu) 5307530
2.Clouds-
3.Speed Trap-
4.Um Beijo-
5.The First Year-
6.Illusion-
7.Duet-
8.Phantoms-
9.Calypso-
10.Memories Of You-
* EmArcy (Eu) 5307530; Sunnyside SSC 3079   Kenny Barron - The Traveler

Others

The Smothers Brothers

Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, vocals, guitar.
"Melodyland Theatre", Anaheim, CA & "Circle Star Theatre", San Carlos, CA, unknown date
CabbageMercury MG 21089
Church Bells-
My Old Man-
Intermission Bit-
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore-
I Talk To The Trees-
Hangman-
Pretoria-
* Mercury MG 21089, SR 61089   Golden Hits Of The Smothers Brothers, Vol. 2

Blues Magoos

Mike Esposito, lead guitar; Ronnie Gilbert, bass; Geoff Daking, drums; Ralph Scala, Emil "Peppy" Thielhelm, vocals, guitar.
unknown location, date
Pipe DreamMercury MG 21104
There's A Chance We Can Make It-
Life Is Just A Cher O'Bowlies-
Gloria-
Intermission-
Albert Common Is Dead-
Summer Is The Man-
Baby, I Want You-
Let's Get Together-
Take My Love-
Rush Hour-
That's All Folks-
* Mercury MG 21104, SR 61104   Blues Magoos - Electric Comic Book

The Harry Simeone Chorale

The Harry Simeone Chorale.
unknown location, date
Gonna Build A Mountain From "Stop The World - I Want To Get Off"Mercury MG 20757
In Our Hideaway From "Mr. President"-
What Kind Of Fool Am I From "Stop The World - I Want To Get Off"-
Consider Yourself From "Oliver!"-
I've Got Your Number From "Little Me"-
Empty Pockets Filled With Love From "Mr. President"-
This Is A Great Country From "Mr. President"-
Little Me From "Little Me"-
Who Will Buy From "Oliber!"-
Typically English From "Stop The World - I Want To Get Off"-
As Long As He Needs Me From "Oliber!"-
Here's To Us From "Little Me"-
* Mercury MG 20757, SR 60757   The Harry Simeone Chorale Sing Broadway's Best Shows 1963

Brook Benton

Brook Benton, vocals; unidentified orchestra.
unknown location, date
Thank You Pretty BabyMercury MG 20607
Hurtin' Inside-
Kiddio-
The Ties That Bind-
Hither And Thither And Yon-
* Mercury MG 20607   Brook Benton Golden Hits

Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra

Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra.
unknown location, date
Gypsy MamboMercury EP 1-3120
Riviera Mambo-
Park Avenue Mambo-
Oooh!-
* Mercury EP 1-3120   Xavier Cugat - Mambos By Cugat

The Diamonds

The Diamonds.
unknown location, date
15770Sweet Wild HoneyMercury EP 1-3367
15772Passion Flower-
15789Daddy CoolMercury 71197, EP 1-3367
16007Silhouettes-
* Mercury EP 1-3367   The Diamonds
* Mercury 71197, 71197x45   The Diamonds - Daddy Cool / Silhouettes