Riverside Records Discography: 1953-1954

1953

Carl Halen's Gin Bottle Seven

Carl Halen, trumpet; George Stell, trombone; Jim Campbell, clarinet; Fred Gary, piano; Jan Carroll, banjo; Jack Pollack, tuba; Tom Hyer, drums.

Dayton, OH, August 15, 1953

TijuanaEmpirical EM-101
She's Crying For Me-
Wild Man Blues-
Corinne Corinne-
Salty Dog-
Strut Miss Lizzie-
London Blues-
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me-

* Empirical EM-101   Gin Bottle 7   1953
= Empirical EM5-3   -   1957

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings

Bob Hodes, cornet; Bob Mielke, trombone, vocal; Bill Napier, clarinet; Robin Wetterau, piano; Gene Mayl, bass, tuba; Bill Young, drums.

Dayton, OH, August, 1953

Basin Street BluesRiverside RLP 2504
When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo-
I'm Sitting On The Top Of The World-
Shreveport Stomp-
Down Among The Sheltering Palms-

* Riverside RLP 2504   Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings   1953

George Lewis Quartet

George Lewis, clarinet; Alton Purnell, piano, vocal #1,3-8; Lawrence Marrero, banjo; Alcide (Slow Drag) Pavageau, bass; Dr. Edmond Souchon, vocal #2.

New Orleans, LA, September 25, 1953

1.St. Phillip Street BreakdownRiverside RLP 2507, RLP 12-207
2.Salty Dog-
3.The Old Rugged Cross-
4.Red WingRiverside RLP 2512, RLP 12-207
5.Lou-easy-an-i-a-
6.Careless LoveRiverside RLP 2512, RLP 12-207, RLP 12-116
7.Dallas BluesRiverside RLP 2512, RLP 12-131
8.Cornne CorinnaRiverside RLP 2507

* Riverside RLP 12-207   George Lewis - Jazz In The Classic New Orleans Tradition   1956
= Original Jazz Classics OJC-1736   -   1989
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1736-2   -   1990
* Riverside RLP 12-116   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz Volumes 9 & 10: New York Style / New Orleans Revival
= Riverside SDP 11   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz   1956
= Riverside RB-005   -   1986
= Riverside 3RBCD-005-2   -   1994
* Riverside RLP 12-131   Various Artists - Kings Of Classic Jazz
* Riverside RLP 2507   George Lewis - New Orleans Jazz Band And Quartet   1954
* Riverside RLP 2512   George Lewis - New Orleans All Stars And Quartet Featuring Red Allen   1955

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings

Bob Hodes, cornet; Charlie Sonnanstine, trombone; Joe Darensbourg, clarinet; Robin Wetterau, piano; Jack Vastine, banjo; Gene Mayl, tuba, leader.

Dayton, OH, December 28 and 30, 1953

Maple Leaf RagEmpirical EM-102; Riverside RLP 12-259
Trouble In MindEmpirical EM-105; Riverside RLP 12-259
Buddy's HabitsEmpirical EM-102; Riverside RLP 12-259
Skid-Dat-De-Dat-
Panama-
Chattanooga Stomp-
Wabash Blues-
High SocietyEmpirical EM-105; Riverside RLP 12-259
Careless Love Blues-
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll-
Bourbon Street ParadeEmpirical EM-105
Dippermouth BluesEmpirical J-1001; Empirical EM-105
Yellow Dog Blues-

* Riverside RLP 12-259   Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - At The Hi-Fi Jazz Band Ball   1958
* Empirical EM-102   Gene Mayl + Dixieland Rhythm Kings   1954
* Empirical EM-105   Dixieland Rhythm Kings Vol. II   1954
* Empirical J-1001   Dixieland Rhythm Kings - Dippermouth Blues / Yellow Dog Blues   1954

Robin Wetterau Solo

Robin Wetterau, piano.

Yellow Springs, OH, December, 1953

Oh, By JingoEmpirical EM-103
Trouble In Mind-
St. James Infirmary-
Tishomingo Blues-
Sunset Cafe Stomp-
My Daddy Rocks Me-
Blues-
Of All The Wrongs-

* Empirical EM-103   Robin Wetterau   1954

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings

Bob Hodes, trumpet; Charlie Sonnanstine, trombone; Joe Darensbourg, clarinet; Robin Wetterau, piano; Jack Vastine, banjo, vocal; Gene Mayl, tuba.

Dayton, OH, December, 1953

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come HomeRiverside RLP 2505, RLP 12-210
Sunset Cafe StompRiverside RLP 12-210
Muscrat Ramble-
Weary Blues-
Big Butter And Egg Man-
Blue Mama's Suicide WailRiverside RLP 2505, RLP 12-210
Darktown Strutters Ball-
St. James InfirmaryRiverside RLP 2505, RLP 12-210, RLP 12-116
Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me)Riverside RLP 12-210
Roll, Jordan, Roll-
Sweet Georgia Brown-
Red River Valley-
Irish Black BottomRiverside RLP 2505
Ory's Creole Trombone-
Melancholy-
Come Back Sweet Papa-

* Riverside RLP 12-210   Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - Dixieland In Hi-Fi   1956
* Riverside RLP 12-116   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz Volumes 9 & 10: New York Style / New Orleans Revival
= Riverside SDP 11   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz   1956
= Riverside RB-005   -   1986
= Riverside 3RBCD-005-2   -   1994
* Riverside RLP 2505   Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings - New Orleans Jazz Party   1954

Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings

Bob Hodes, cornet; Bob Mielke, trombone, vocal; Bill Napier, clarinet; Robin Wetterau, piano; Jack Vastine, banjo, vocal; Gene Mayl, bass, tuba; Bill Young, drums.

Dayton, OH, 1953

Mecca Flat BluesRiverside RLP 2504
Some Of Those Days-
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You-

* Riverside RLP 2504   Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings   1953

Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocal; Alec Seward, guitar, vocal.

NYC, 1953

The Fox ChaseElektra EKL-14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, EPV 1095
Talking About The BluesElektra EKL-14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) EPV 1095
Goodbye Leadbelly-
Red RiverElektra EKL-14; Washington WLP 702
John HenryElektra EKL-14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, EPV 1095
Mama Told Me (as I Woke Up This Mornin')Elektra EKL-14; Washington WLP 702
Moaning And Mourning Blues-
In The Evening-
Chain The Lock On My DoorElektra EKL-15; Washington WLP 702
Little AnnieElektra EKL-15
Louise BluesElektra EKL-15; Washington WLP 702
Down In The Bottom BluesElektra EKL-15
Baby, Baby BluesElektra EKL-15; Washington WLP 702
Custard Pie-
Kansas City-
Late One Saturday EveningElektra EKL-15
Old Woman BluesElektra EKL-15; Washington WLP 702
Hard Luck BluesElektra EKL-15

* Washington WLP 702   Sonny Terry - Talkin' 'Bout The Blues.....   1961
= Riverside RLP 12-644; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-589-2   Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp
* Elektra EKL-14   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues   1954
= Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50033   -
= Vogue (E) LDE 137   -   1955
* Elektra EKL-15   Sonny Terry - City Blues   1954
= Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50034; Vogue (E) LDE 165   -
* Vogue (E) EPV 1095   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues   1955
* Vogue (E) V 2326   Sonny Terry - John Henry / The Fox Chase

Joe Sullivan Trio

Joe Sullivan, piano; Dave Lario, bass; Smoky Stover, drums.

San Francisco, CA, 1953

Gin Mill BluesRiverside RLP 12-202
That's A Plenty-
A Room With A View-
Sweet Lorraine-
Hangover Blues-
Little Rock Getaway-
Honeysuckle Rose-
Summertime-
Fido's Fantasy-
My Little Pride And Joy-
I Cover The Waterfront-
Farewell To Riverside-

* Riverside RLP 12-202   Joe Sullivan - New Solos By An Old Master   1955
= Riverside RLP 158   Joe Sullivan - Little Rock Getaway   1962

1954

George Lewis And His Ragtime Band

Avery "Kid" Howard, trumpet; Jim Robinson, trombone; George Lewis, clarinet; Alton Purnell, piano; Lawrence Marrero, banjo; Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, bass; Joe Watkins, drums.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford, OH, February 21, 1954

Just A Little While To Stay HereEmpirical EM-107; Riverside RLP 12-230
Bye And Bye-
The Old Rugged Cross-
Sometimes My Burden Is Hard To Bear-
Down By The RiversideRiverside RLP 12-230
Just A Closer Walk With Thee-
Lord, You've Been Good To MeEmpirical EM-107; Riverside RLP 12-230
When The Saints Go Marching InRiverside RLP 12-230
In The Sweet Bye And ByeEmpirical EM-107
Take My Hand Precious Lord-

* Riverside RLP 12-230   George Lewis And His Ragtime Band - Jazz At Vespers   1957
= Original Jazz Classics OJC-1721   -   1986
= Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1721-2   -   1992
* Empirical EM-107   George Lewis And His Ragtime Band - Spirituals In Ragtime   1954

Geoffrey Holder's Steel Drum Trio

Geoffrey Holder, timba drums, stick, whistling, leader; Alphonso Marshall, guitar pans; Rod Clavery, second pans; Leonard Ryers, ping pong.

NYC, April 21 and 26, 1954

Dragon WalkRiverside RLP 8004
Cocoanuts-
Arima Tonight-

Geoffrey Holder, timba drums, stick, whistling, leader; Alphonso Marshall, guitar pans; Rod Clavery, second pans; Michael Alexander, ping pong.

La Bouet-
Tennessee Waltz-
Mike's Mambo-
Sali Salli Water-
Mambo Jambo-

* Riverside RLP 8004   Geoffrey Holder's Steel Drum Trio

Randy Weston - Sam Gill Duo

Randy Weston, piano; Sam Gill, bass.

NYC, April 27, 1954

What Is This Thing Called LoveRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone M-47045, MCD-47085-2
I Love YouRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone MCD-47085-2
Night And Day-
I Get A Kick Out Of You-
In The Still Of The NightRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone M-47045, MCD-47085-2
Get Out Of TownRiverside RLP 2508; Milestone MCD-47085-2
Just One Of Those Things-
I've Got You Under My Skin-

* Milestone M-47045   Randy Weston - Zulu   1977
* Milestone MCD-47085-2   Randy Weston - Solo, Duo And Trio   2000
* Riverside RLP 2508   Randy Weston Plays: Cole Porter In A Modern Mood   1954

Carl Halen's Gin Bottle Seven

Carl Halen, trumpet, vocal #4; George Stell, trombone; Martin Kollstedt, clarinet; Fred Gary, piano; Jan Carroll, banjo, vocal #2,4; Johnnie Pollock, tuba; Tom Hyer, drums.

Dayton, OH, July 3, 1954

1.Four Or Five TimesEmpirical EM-104; Riverside RLP 12-231
2.Aggravatin' Mama-
3.Shake That Thing-
4.Nagasaki-
5.AngryRiverside RLP 12-231
6.Apex Blues-

* Riverside RLP 12-231   Carl Halen's Gin Bottle Seven - Gin Bottle Jazz   1957
* Empirical EM-104   Gin Bottle 7 Vol. II   1955

The Red Onion Jazz Band

Jim Heanue, cornet; Dick Brady, trombone; Joe Muranyi, clarinet; Hank Ross, piano; Mike Steig, banjo; Bill Stanley, bass; Bob Thompson, drums, leader.

NYC, September, 1954

Is It True What They Say About Dixie?Empirical EM-106; Riverside RLP 12-260
Susie-
Beedle Um BumRiverside RLP 12-260
I'm Nobody's Baby-
Yellow Dog BluesEmpirical EM-106; Riverside RLP 12-260
Too Much Mustard-
Why Do I Love You?-
Songs Of The Islands-
Oriental Strut-
Mr. Jelly LordRiverside RLP 12-260
Red OnionEmpirical EM-106; Riverside RLP 12-260
Sobbin' BluesRiverside RLP 12-260

* Riverside RLP 12-260   The Red Onion Jazz Band - Dance Off Both Your Shoes In Hi-Fi   1958
* Empirical EM-106   Red Onion Jazz Band - Dance Right Out Of Your Shoes!   1954

Bob Helm's Riverside Roustabouts

Everett Farey, cornet #1,3,4,7,8; Bob Helm, clarinet; Hank Ross, piano; Bill Stanley, bass; Bob Thompson, washboard.

NYC, October 8, 1954

1.Riverside ShakeRiverside RLP 2510, RLP 12-213
2.Back Side O' Town-
3.Doin' The Plymouth Rock-
4.How'm I Gonna Do It (When I Don't Know What You Crave?)-
5.I Don't Want Any More-
6.Seagull Strut-
7.Daybreak Blues-
8.Dawn Club JoysRiverside RLP 2510, RLP 12-116

* Riverside RLP 12-213   Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Bob Helm's Riverside Roustabouts - San Francisco Style   1956
* Riverside RLP 12-116   Various Artists - The Riverside History Of Classic Jazz Volumes 9 & 10: New York Style / New Orleans Revival
= Riverside SDP 11   Various Artists - Riverside History Of Classic Jazz   1956
= Riverside RB-005   -   1986
= Riverside 3RBCD-005-2   -   1994
* Riverside RLP 2510   Bob Helm's Riverside Roustabouts   1955

Dick Wellstood - Tommy Benford Duo

Dick Wellstood, piano; Tommy Benford, drums.

NYC, October 25, 1954

Old Fashioned LoveRiverside RLP 2506
Mule Walk-
Closed Mouth Blues-
The Shout-
Toddlin' Home-
Alligator Crawl-
Oh, Bay Whatcha Doing To Me-
Liza-

* Riverside RLP 2506   The Stride Piano Of Dick Wellstood   1955

Carl Halen's Gin Bottle Seven

Carl Halen, cornet; George Stell, trombone; Martin Kollstedt, clarinet; Fred Gary, piano; Jan Carroll, banjo, vocal #3; Johnnie Pollock, tuba; Tom Hyer, drums.

Dayton, OH, November 6, 1954

1.Eccentric RagEmpirical EM-104; Riverside RLP 12-231
2.Wolverine Blues-
3.Pallet On The Floor-
4.Dallas Blues-
5.Oh, BabyRiverside RLP 12-231
6.Milneberg Joys [sic]-

* Riverside RLP 12-231   Carl Halen's Gin Bottle Seven - Gin Bottle Jazz   1957
* Empirical EM-104   Gin Bottle 7 Vol. II   1955

Pat Northrop

Pat Northrop, vocal; Tony Burrello, piano.

circa 1954

New York, New York; ManhattanRiverside RLP 8001
42nd Street-
Love Letter To Manhattan-
Penthouse Serenade-
Broadway Rhythm-
I Happen To Like New York-
Autumn In New York-
Lullaby Of Broadway-
There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York; New York, New York (reprise)-

* Riverside RLP 8001   Pat Northrop, Tony Burrello - I Love New York

Tony Burrello Solo

Tony Burrello, piano.

Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, circa 1954

Do You Know WhyRiverside RLP 8002
A Sinner Kissed An AngelRiverside RLP 8002, RLP 12-808
Polka Dots And Moonbeams-
Darn That DreamRiverside RLP 8002
All I Remember Is You-
I Remember YouRiverside RLP 8002, RLP 12-808
It's Always You-
Violets For Your FursRiverside RLP 8002
I Could Make You Care-
What's New-

* Riverside RLP 12-808   Mundell Lowe, Tony Burrello, Barbara Lea, Billy Taylor - This Could Lead To Love
* Riverside RLP 8002   Tony Burrello - Polka Dots And Moonbeams   1954

Henry Morgan

Henry Morgan, humorist.

circa 1954

Little Red Riding RougeRiverside RLP 8003
Twelve Bottles-
Googie Morgan On Baseball-
The Russian Concert Commentator-
Advertising-
The Truth About Cowboys-
Mr. Dooley On John D. Rockefeller-
Dr. Heinrich Von Morgan On Child Care-
The Invention Of Time-
Hey, Bud-

* Riverside RLP 8003   Henry Morgan - Here's Morgan!

Don Smith

Don Smith, accompanied by Hugh Hughes Orchestra.

released 1954

Your DreamEmpirical P-5002
S'posin-

same session.

Autumn Dares YouEmpirical EMP5-1
Personal Column-

* Empirical P-5002   Don Smith - Your Dream / S'posin   1954
* Empirical EMP5-1   Don Smith - Autumn Dares You / Personal Column   1954