Roy Eldridge Discography

1936 (age 25)

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Chu Berry (tenor sax) Teddy Cole (piano) John Collins (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums)
Chicago, IL, February 5, 1936
90601-ABlue SkiesDecca unissued
90602-ASmut-
90603-AMy Melancholy Baby-
90604-AChristopher ColumbusMeritt 19
* Meritt 19   Various Artists - Jazz Potpourri, Vol. 1 - 20 Collector Items 1924-1940

1937

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Scoops Carey, Joe Eldridge (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Teddy Cole (piano) John Collins (guitar) Truck Parham (bass) Zutty Singleton (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 23, 1937
C1793-1Wabash StompVocalion 3479
C1794-1Florida Stomp-
C1795-1Heckler's HopVocalion 3577
* Vocalion 3479, S-82; Blue Ace 222   Roy Eldridge - Wabash Stomp / Florida Stomp
* Vocalion 3577, S-77; Blue Ace 220   Roy Eldridge - Heckler's Hop / That Thing

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Scoops Carey, Joe Eldridge (alto sax) Dave Young (tenor sax) Teddy Cole (piano) John Collins (guitar) Truck Parham (bass) Zutty Singleton (drums) Gladys Palmer (vocals -1,3)
Chicago, IL, January 28, 1937
1. C1796-1Where The Lazy River Goes ByVocalion 3458
2. C1797-1That ThingVocalion 3577
3. C1798-2After You've GoneVocalion 3458
* Vocalion 3458, S-165; Brunswick A-500711; Blue Ace 221   Roy Eldridge - Where The Lazy River Goes By / After You've Gone
* Vocalion 3577, S-77; Blue Ace 220   Roy Eldridge - Heckler's Hop / That Thing

1939

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Eli Robinson, Robert Williams (trombone) Joe Eldridge (alto sax) Franz Jackson, Prince Robinson (tenor sax) Clyde Hart (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) David Francis (drums) Laurel Watson (vocals -2)
NYC, circa October, 1939
1. US1005-1It's My Turn NowVarsity 8084; Storyville SLP 701
2. US1006-1You're A Lucky GuyVarsity 8084; Savoy XP 8056; Storyville SLP 701
3. US1007-1Pluckin' The BassVarsity 8107; Storyville SLP 701
4. US1008-1I'm Getting Sentimental Over You-
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge, Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8056   Roy Eldridge, Buster Bailey - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Varsity 8084; Montgomery Ward 10093   Roy Eldridge - It's My Turn Now / You're A Lucky Guy
* Varsity 8107; Montgomery Ward 10090; Sterling 105   Roy Eldridge - Pluckin' The Bass / I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Eli Robinson, Robert Williams (trombone) Joe Eldridge (alto sax) Franz Jackson, Prince Robinson (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) John Collins (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) David Francis (drums)
NYC, December, 1939
US1189-1High SocietyVarsity 8154; Elite 5039; Storyville SLP 701
US1190-1Muskrat RambleVarsity 8154; Savoy XP 8056; Storyville SLP 701
US1191-1Who Told You I CareVarsity 8144; Storyville SLP 701
US1192-1Does Your Heart Beat For Me-
* Storyville SLP 701   Roy Eldridge, Buster Bailey - The Varsity Sessions, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8056   Roy Eldridge, Buster Bailey - The Golden Era Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Varsity 8154; Montgomery Ward 10091   Roy Eldridge - High Society / Muskrat Ramble
* Elite 5039; Philips FR-81   Roy Eldridge - High Society / W.C. Handy - St. Louis Blues
* Varsity 8144; Montgomery Ward 10092   Roy Eldridge - Who Told You I Care / Does Your Heart Beat For Me

1941 (age 30)

Roy Eldridge's Jam Session

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Herbie Fields (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, 1941
Body And SoulXanadu 123
Roy Eldridge, Joe Guy (trumpet) unknown (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) unknown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Indiana-
* Xanadu 123   Harry Edison, Hot Lips Page - Sweets, Lips And Lots Of Jazz

1943

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Joe Eldridge, Andrew Gardner (alto sax) Tom Archia, Ike Quebec (tenor sax) Rozelle Gayle (piano) Ted Sturgis (bass) Harold "Doc" West (drums)
Chicago, IL, November 16, 1943
C15097Minor JiveVogue (E) LRA 10015; Coral (G) 94 124 EPC
C15095The GasserBrunswick 80117; Vogue (E) LRA 10015; Coral (G) 94 124 EPC
C15096Jump Through The Window-
C15098StardustVogue (E) LRA 10015; Coral (G) 94 124 EPC
* Coral (G) 94 124 EPC   Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge - Jump Through The Window
* Brunswick 80117   Roy Eldridge - The Gasser / Jump Through The Window
* Vogue (E) LRA 10015   Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra (no details)

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

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Gus Aiken, Roy Eldridge, John Hamilton, Robert Mason, Clarence Wheeler (trumpet) Ted Kelly, Sandy Williams, George Wilson (trombone) Joe Eldridge, Sam Lee (alto sax) Franz Jackson, Hal Singer (tenor sax) Dave McRae (baritone sax) Tony D'Amore (piano) Sam Allen (guitar) Carl Wilson (bass) Les Erskine (drums)
NYC, June 26, 1944
72297I Can't Get StartedDecca 21417
72298Afer You've Gone-
72299Body And SoulDecca 24119
* Decca 21417   Roy Eldridge - I Can't Get Started / Afer You've Gone
* Decca 24119   Roy Eldridge - Body And Soul / Lover Come Back To Me

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Paul Cohen, Sidney DeParis, Roy Eldridge, Robert Mason, Pinky Savitt (trumpet) Wilbur DeParis, Vic Dickenson, George Stevenson, Sandy Williams (trombone) Curby Alexander, Joe Eldridge (alto sax) Franz Jackson, Hal Singer (tenor sax) Dave McRae (baritone sax) Ted Brannon (piano) Snags Allen (guitar) Billy Taylor (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, October 13, 1944
72430Fish MarketDecca 23383
72431Twilight Time-
72432St. Louis Bluesunissued
* Decca 23383   Roy Eldridge - Fish Market / Twilight Time

1945

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge, Andy Ferretti, Bill Graham, Yank Lawson, Jimmy Maxwell (trumpet) Will Bradley, Hal Matthews, Fred Ohms, Ward Silloway (trombone) Mike Doty, Ray Eckstrand (alto sax) Don Purviance, Hank Ross (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Dave Bowman (piano) Mike Bryan (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, March 5, 1945
72566Little Jazz BoogieDecca 23471
72567Embraceable You-
* Decca 23471   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz Boogie / Embraceable You

Roy Eldridge And His Discotters

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Ernie Caceres (clarinet) Nick Caiazza (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Allen Hanlon (guitar) Trigger Alpert (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
NYC, November 14, 1945
Roy Meets HornV-Disc 612
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone) Bill Stegmeyer (clarinet) Nick Caiazza (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Allen Hanlon (guitar) Trigger Alpert (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
Tea For Two
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Morty Bullman (trombone) Ernie Caceres (clarinet) Nick Caiazza (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Allen Hanlon (guitar) Trigger Alpert (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
Old Rob RoyV-Disc 605
Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Ernie Caceres (clarinet) Nick Caiazza (tenor sax) Bill Rowland (piano) Allen Hanlon (guitar) Trigger Alpert (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
I've Found A New BabyV-Disc 713
* V-Disc 612   Claude Thornhill - Night And Day/Sunrise On A Guinea Farm / Roy Eldridge - Roy Meets Horn
* V-Disc 605, 713   Roy Eldridge And His Discotters (no details)

1946

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Henry Clay, Tom Grider, Elton Hill, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) John McConnell, Al Riding, George Robinson, Sandy Watson (trombone) Chris Johnson, Porter Kilbert (alto sax) Charles Bowen, George Lawson (tenor sax) Al Townsend (baritone sax) Buster Harding (piano, vocals) Luke Fowler (guitar) Rodney Richardson (bass) Mel Saunders (drums)
NYC, January 31, 1946
73335That'll Be The Dayunissued
73336All The Cats Join InDecca 23532
73337Poor Johnunissued
73338Ain't That A ShameDecca 23532
* Decca 23532   Roy Eldridge - All The Cats Join In / Ain't That A Shame

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Henry Clay, Roy Eldridge, Tom Grider, Jim Thomas, Elmon Wright (trumpet) Nat Atkins, Al Riding, George Robinson, Sandy Watson (trombone) Chris Johnson, Sahib Shihab as Edmund Gregory (alto sax) Tom Archia, Al Green (tenor sax) Al Townsend (baritone sax) Buster Harding (piano) Snags Allen (guitar) Louis Carrington (bass) Earl Phillips (drums)
NYC, May 7, 1946
73554Hi Ho Trailus Boot WhipDecca 23637
73555Tippin' Out-
73556Yard DogDecca 23697
73557Les BounceDecca 23783
* Decca 23637   Roy Eldridge - Hi Ho Trailus Boot Whip / Tippin' Out
* Decca 23697   Roy Eldridge - Yard Dog / Rockin' Chair
* Decca 23783   Roy Eldridge - Les Bounce / Talk Of The Town

Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge, Tom Grider, Marion Hazel, Sylvester Lewis, Dave Page (trumpet) Richard Dunlap, Charles Greenlea, Fred Robinson, George Robinson (trombone) Joe Eldridge, Sahib Shihab as Edmund Gregory (alto sax) Walt Lockhart, Harold Webster (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Carl Pruitt (bass) Lee Abrams (drums)
NYC, September 24, 1946
73688Lover Come Back To MeDecca 24119
73689Rockin' ChairDecca 23697
73690Talk Of The TownDecca 23783
73691I Surrender, Dearunissued
* Decca 24119   Roy Eldridge - Body And Soul / Lover Come Back To Me
* Decca 23697   Roy Eldridge - Yard Dog / Rockin' Chair
* Decca 23783   Roy Eldridge - Les Bounce / Talk Of The Town

1947

Roy Eldridge's Saturday Night Swing Session

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Mike Colicchio (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Specs Powell (drums) Mel Torme (drums, vocals)
WNEW broadcast, NYC, May 31, 1947
WS5012Honeysuckle RoseVox 16029
-Vox VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
WS5013Flip And Jazz, Part 1Vox 16027, VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
WS5014Flip And Jazz, Part 2Vox 16028, VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
WS5015Flip And Jazz, Part 3Vox 16029, VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
WS5016How High The MoonVox 16028, VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
WS5017LoverVox 16027, VSP 303; Counterpoint CPT 549; Esoteric EJ S2
E2-KL-1689Buck Still JumpsOriginal Jazz Classics OJCCD-1915-2; Esoteric EJ S2
* Vox VSP 303   Various Artists - Jazz Off The Air, Vol. 1
* Counterpoint CPT 549; America (F) 30 AM 6065; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1915-2   Various Artists - Saturday Night Swing Session
* Vox 16029   Roy Eldridge - Flip And Jazz, Part 3 / Honeysuckle Rose
* Vox 16027   Roy Eldridge - Flip And Jazz, Part 1 / Lover
* Vox 16028   Roy Eldridge - Flip And Jazz, Part 2 / How High The Moon
* Esoteric EJ S2   Roy Eldridge's Saturday Night Swing Session (no details)

1950

Roy Eldridge All Stars

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Earl Warren (alto sax) Budd Johnson, Morris Lane (tenor sax) Eddie Barefield (baritone sax) Billy Kyle (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Ted Sturgis (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, March 3, 1950
50S77Baby, Don't Do Me Like ThatMGM unissued
50S78In The Cool Of The Evening-
50S79There Ain't No Flies On Me-
50S80Heat Wave-

"King David" And His Little Jazz / Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Dick Hyman (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Eddie Shaughnessy (drums) Anita Love (vocals)
Paris, France, June 9, 1950
VG4000 | D452 | D458King DavidVogue (F) V 5043, EPL 7947, LD 507-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 153, DL 2009
VG4001-1It Don't Mean A ThingVogue (F) V 5041; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55
VG4001-2It Don't Mean A Thing (alternate take)Mode (F) CMDINT 9568
VG4002-1 | D449 | D455Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsVogue (F) V 5042, EPL 7947; Mode (F) CMDINT 9568; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 151, DL 2009
VG4002-2Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (alternate take)Vogue (F) LD 507-30
VG4002-3-Vogue (F) unissued
VG4003-1 | D448 | D454UndecidedVogue (F) V 5042, EPL 7947, LD 507-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 151, DL 2009
VG4003-2Undecided (alternate take)Mode (F) CMDINT 9568
VG4003-3-Vogue (F) unissued
VG4004-1Ain't No Flies On MeVogue (F) V 5043, LD 039; Mode (F) CMDINT 9568; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55
VG4005-1 | D450 | D456The Man I LoveVogue (F) V 5041, EPL 7947, 416039; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 152, DL 2009
VG4005-2The Man I Love (alternate take)Mode (F) MDINT 9461, CMDINT 9568
* Vogue (F) LD 507-30   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz - 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 12
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55   Roy Eldridge - "Little Jazz" Jazz - Jazz Legacy 5
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9568   Roy Eldridge - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 9
* Vogue (F) 416039   Various Artists - Jazz Masters
* Mode (F) MDINT 9461   Various Artists - Les Classiques Du Jazz
* Discovery DL 2009   Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims - Roy And Zoot
* Vogue (F) LD 039   Roy Eldridge - Joue Pour La Danse
* Vogue (F) EPL 7947   Roy Eldridge - "King David" And His Little Jazz
* Vogue (F) V 5043   Roy Eldridge - King David / Ain't No Flies On Me
* Discovery 153, 45-153   Roy Eldridge - King David / Easter Parade
* Vogue (F) V 5041   Roy Eldridge - It Don't Mean A Thing / The Man I Love
* Vogue (F) V 5042   Roy Eldridge - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Undecided
* Discovery 151, 45-151   Roy Eldridge - Undecided / Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
* Discovery 152, 45-152   Roy Eldridge - The Man I Love / Wild Driver

"King David" And His Little Jazz / Roy Eldridge Quartet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Gerry Wiggins (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Paris, France, June 14, 1950
VG4006-1 | D453 | D459Easter ParadeVogue (F) V 5044; Mode (F) CMDINT 9568; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 153
VG4006-2Easter Parade (alternate take)Vogue (F) LD 507-30; Discovery DL 2009
VG4007-1 | D451 | D457Wild DriverVogue (F) V 5044, LD 507-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Discovery 152, DL 2009
VG4007-2Wild Driver (alternate take)Mode (F) CMDINT 9568
VG4007-3-Vogue (F) unissued
VG4007-4--
VG4008-1If I Had YouVogue (F) V 5045, LD 039, LD 507-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Dial LP 304
VG4009-1Nuts (as Poco Mania)Vogue (F) V 5045, LD 039, LD 507-30; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55; Pop (F) CBM 60016; Mode (F) CMDINT 9516
VG4010-1Someone To Watch Over MeVogue (F) V 5046, LD 039; Swing (F) C 103; Mode (F) CMDINT 9568; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55
VG4010-2Someone To Watch Over Me (alternate take)Vogue (F) LD 507-30
VG4011-1Goliath BounceVogue (F) V 5046, LD 039, LD 507-30; Pop (F) SPO 17056; Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9568   Roy Eldridge - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 9
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 55   Roy Eldridge - "Little Jazz" Jazz - Jazz Legacy 5
* Vogue (F) LD 507-30   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz - 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 12
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9516   Various Artists - Trumpet - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 4
* Swing (F) C 103   Various Artists - 50 Ans De Jazz
* Discovery DL 2009   Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims - Roy And Zoot
* Vogue (F) LD 039   Roy Eldridge - Joue Pour La Danse
* Dial LP 304   Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
* Pop (F) CBM 60016   Various Artists - Trompette - Jazz Pour Vous 4
* Pop (F) SPO 17056   Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Joe Newman, Jonah Jones - ABC Du Jazz, Vol. K - "Middle Jazz" Trumpet
* Vogue (F) V 5044   Roy Eldridge - Easter Parade / Wild Driver
* Discovery 153, 45-153   Roy Eldridge - King David / Easter Parade
* Discovery 152, 45-152   Roy Eldridge - The Man I Love / Wild Driver
* Vogue (F) V 5045   Roy Eldridge - If I Had You / Nuts
* Vogue (F) V 5046   Roy Eldridge - Someone To Watch Over Me / Goliath Bounce

Roy Eldridge Septet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Benny Vasseur (trombone) Albert Ferreri (tenor sax) William Boucaya (baritone sax) Raymond Fol (piano) Barney Spieler (bass) Robert Barnet (drums)
Paris, France, October 28, 1950
VG3108-1I Remember HarlemVogue (F) V 5072, LD 039; Dial LP 304
VG3109-1Baby, Don't Do Me Like ThatVogue (F) V 5047
VG3109-2Baby, Don't Do Me Like That (as Poco Mania)Vogue (F) LD 507-30; Dial LP 304
VG3109-3Baby, Don't Do Me Like ThatVogue (F) unissued
VG3110-1Une Petite LaitueVogue (F) V 5047, LD 004
VG3110-2-Vogue (F) LD 507-30
VG3110-3-Mode (F) CMDINT 9568
VG3111-2L'Isle AdamVogue (F) V 5073, LD 039, LD 507-30; Dial LP 304
VG3112-1Black And BlueVogue (F) V 5073, LD 039
VG3112-1-3-Dial LP 304
VG3112-2-Vogue (F) LD 507-30
VG3113-1Tu Disais Que Tu M'aimais (as Trumpet Lament)Vogue (F) V 5072, LD 004; Dial LP 304
VG3113-2Tu Disais Que Tu M'aimaisJazz Legacy (F) JL 92
* Vogue (F) LD 507-30   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz - 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 12
* Mode (F) CMDINT 9568   Roy Eldridge - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 9
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 92   Roy Eldridge - Une Petite Laitue - Jazz Legacy 42
* Vogue (F) LD 039   Roy Eldridge - Joue Pour La Danse
* Dial LP 304   Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
* Vogue (F) LD 004   Roy Eldridge And His "Little Jazz"
* Vogue (F) V 5072   Roy Eldridge - I Remember Harlem / Tu Disais Que Tu M'aimais
* Vogue (F) V 5047   Roy Eldridge - Baby, Don't Do Me Like That / Une Petite Laitue
* Vogue (F) V 5073   Roy Eldridge - L'Isle Adam / Black And Blue

1951 (age 40)

Roy Eldridge Quintet/Sextet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Leppe Sundevall (bass trumpet -2/5) Carl-Henrik Norin (tenor sax -2/5) Charles Norman (piano) Thore Jederby (bass) Anders Burman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, January 20, 1951
1. mr184Echoes Of HarlemMetronome (Swd) B 555, BLP 7; Prestige 737; EmArcy MG 36084
2. mr185School DaysMetronome (Swd) B 544, MEP 47, BLP 7; Prestige 737; EmArcy MG 36084
3. mr186Saturday Night Fish Fry, Part 1Metronome (Swd) B 546, BLP 7; EmArcy MG 36084
4. mr187Saturday Night Fish Fry, Part 2-
5. mr188The Heat's OnMetronome (Swd) B 544, MEP 47, BLP 7; EmArcy MG 36084
* EmArcy MG 36084   Roy Eldridge - Roy's Got Rhythm
* Metronome (Swd) BLP 7; Blue Star (F) BLP 6809   Roy Eldridge Favorites
= Prestige PRLP 114   Roy Eldridge In Sweden
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 47   Roy Eldridge Favourites
* Metronome (Swd) B 555; Esquire (E) 10-200   Roy Eldridge - Echoes Of Harlem / They Raided The Joint
* Prestige 737   Roy Eldridge - Echoes Of Harlem / School Days
* Metronome (Swd) B 544; Esquire (E) 10-135   Roy Eldridge - School Days / The Heat's On
* Metronome (Swd) B 546   Roy Eldridge - Saturday Night Fish Fry, Part 1 & 2

Roy Eldridge Sextet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Leppe Sundevall (bass trumpet) Carl-Henrik Norin (tenor sax) Charles Norman (piano) Thore Jederby (bass) Anders Burman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, January 22, 1951
mr189No Rolling BluesMetronome (Swd) B 560, BLP 7; EmArcy MG 36084
mr190They Raided The JointMetronome (Swd) B 555, MEP 47, BLP 7; EmArcy MG 36084
mr191Estrad Swing (as Roy's Got Rhythm)Metronome (Swd) B 560, BLP 7; EmArcy MG 36084
* EmArcy MG 36084   Roy Eldridge - Roy's Got Rhythm
* Metronome (Swd) BLP 7; Blue Star (F) BLP 6809   Roy Eldridge Favorites
= Prestige PRLP 114   Roy Eldridge In Sweden
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 47   Roy Eldridge Favourites
* Metronome (Swd) B 560; Esquire (E) 10-235   Roy Eldridge - No Rolling Blues / Estrad Swing
* Metronome (Swd) B 555; Esquire (E) 10-200   Roy Eldridge - Echoes Of Harlem / They Raided The Joint

Roy Eldridge And His Gramercy Five

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Ove Lind (clarinet) Charles Norman (harpsichord) Gunnar Almstedt (bass) Anders Burman (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, January 29, 1951
mr212Noppin' JohnMetronome (Swd) B 547; EmArcy MG 36084
mr213ScottieMetronome (Swd) B 547, MEP 47; EmArcy MG 36084
* EmArcy MG 36084   Roy Eldridge - Roy's Got Rhythm
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 47   Roy Eldridge Favourites
* Metronome (Swd) B 547; Prestige 747; Esquire (E) 10-155   Roy Eldridge - Noppin' John / Scottie

Roy Eldridge Duo

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Claude Bolling (piano)
Paris, France, March 29, 1951
51V3126-1Wild Man BluesVogue (F) V 5092, LD 004; Dial LP 304
51V3126-2-Jazz Legacy (F) JL 92
51V3127-1FireworksVogue (F) V 5092, LD 004; Dial LP 304
51V3127-2-Jazz Legacy (F) JL 92
* Jazz Legacy (F) JL 92   Roy Eldridge - Une Petite Laitue - Jazz Legacy 42
* Vogue (F) LD 004   Roy Eldridge And His "Little Jazz"
* Dial LP 304   Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra
* Vogue (F) V 5092   Roy Eldridge - Wild Man Blues / Fireworks

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Teddy Brannon (piano) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
NYC, August, 1951
579-6Baby, What's The Matter With YouMercury 8996, MGC 113; Clef MGC 704
580-6Yard DogMercury 8955, MGC 113; Clef MGC 704
581-3Sweet Lorraine-
582-5Jumbo The ElephantMercury 8996, MGC 113; Clef MGC 704
* Clef MGC 704; Verve MGV 8088   Roy Eldridge - Rockin' Chair
* Mercury MGC 113; Clef MGC 113; Universal (J) UCCV-9047   Roy Eldridge - Collates
* Mercury 8996, 8996x45; Clef 8996, 8996x45   Roy Eldridge - Baby, What's The Matter With You / Jumbo The Elephant
* Mercury 8955, 8955x45; Clef 8955, 8955x45   Roy Eldridge - Yard Dog / Sweet Lorraine

Roy Eldridge With George Williams And His Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) unidentified orchestra, George Williams (director)
NYC, December, 1951
644-6Basin Street BluesMercury 8962, MGC 113; Clef MGC 704
645-2I Remember Harlem-
646-4Easter ParadeMercury 8975, MGC 113; Clef MGC 704
647-3I See Everybody's Baby-
* Clef MGC 704; Verve MGV 8088   Roy Eldridge - Rockin' Chair
* Mercury MGC 113; Clef MGC 113; Universal (J) UCCV-9047   Roy Eldridge - Collates
* Mercury 8962, 8962x45; Clef 8962, 8962x45   Roy Eldridge - Basin Street Blues / I Remember Harlem
* Mercury 8975, 8975x45; Clef 8975, 8975x45   Roy Eldridge - Easter Parade / I See Everybody's Baby

1952

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, December 13, 1952
1081-2Roy's RiffClef 89087, MGC 150, MGC 704; Verve VE2 2531
1082-1Wrap Your Troubles In DreamsClef 89097, MGC 150, MGC 704; Verve VE2 2531
1083-7 | 62VK207Rockin' ChairClef 89087, MGC 150, MGC 704; Verve VK 103, VE2 2531
1084-4Little JazzClef 89097, MGC 150, MGC 704; Verve VE2 2531
* Clef MGC 704; Verve MGV 8088   Roy Eldridge - Rockin' Chair
* Verve VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Clef MGC 150   The Roy Eldridge Quintet
* Verve VK 103   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail / Rockin' Chair
* Clef 89087, 89087x45   Roy Eldridge - Roy's Riff / Rockin' Chair
* Clef 89097, 89097x45   Roy Eldridge - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / Little Jazz

1953

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (organ) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, April 20, 1953
1222-1Love For SaleClef 89056, MGC 150, MGC 705; Verve VE2 2531
1223-5 | 62VK206Dale's WailClef 89056, MGC 150, MGC 639, MGC 705; Verve VK 103, MGV 8194, VE2 2531
1224-3The Man I LoveClef MGC 150, MGC 705; Verve VE2 2531
1225-2Oscar's Arrangement-
* Clef MGC 705; Verve MGV 8089   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Verve VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Clef MGC 639   Various Artists - Our Best
* Verve MGV 8194   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #1
* Clef MGC 150   The Roy Eldridge Quintet
* Verve VK 103   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail / Rockin' Chair
* Clef 89056, 89056x45   Roy Eldridge - Love For Sale / Dale's Wail

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December, 1953
1379-6Willow Weep For MeClef 89110, MGC 162, MGC 705
1380-2Somebody Loves Me-
1381-1When Your Lover Has GoneClef 89123, MGC 162, MGC 705
1382-8When It's Sleepy Time Down SouthClef 89116, MGC 162, MGC 705
1382-9-unissued
1383-1Feeling A DraftClef MGC 162, MGC 705
1384-1Don't Blame Me-
1385-3Echoes Of HarlemClef 89116, MGC 162, MGC 705
1385-4-unissued
1386-3I Can't Get StartedClef 89123, MGC 162, MGC 705
* Clef MGC 705; Verve MGV 8089   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail
* Clef MGC 162   Roy Eldridge - The Strolling Mr. Eldridge
* Clef 89110, 89110x45   Roy Eldridge - Willow Weep For Me / Somebody Loves Me
* Clef 89123, 89123x45   Roy Eldridge - When Your Lover Has Gone / I Can't Get Started
* Clef 89116, 89116x45   Roy Eldridge - When It's Sleepy Time Down South / Echoes Of Harlem

1954

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, September 14, 1954
1961-1If I Had YouClef MGC 683; Verve VE2 2531
1962-2Blue Moon-
1963-5Stormy Weather-
1964-1Sweethearts On Parade-
1965-3A Foggy Day-
1966-1I Only Have Eyes For You-
1967-1Sweet Georgia Brown-
1968-1The Song Is Ended-
* Clef MGC 683; Verve MGV 8068   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz
* Verve VE2 2531   Roy Eldridge - Dale's Wail

1955

Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet -1/3, trumpet, piano -4) Benny Carter (alto sax) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1955
1. 2292-1Where's ArtClef MGC 716
2. 2293-1I Don't Know-
3. 2294-1Striding-
4. 2295-7Wailing-
* Clef MGC 716   The Music Of Roy Eldridge - Mr. Jazz (not released)
= Verve MGV 8202; ARS G 413   The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter

Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Benny Carter (alto sax) Bruce McDonald (piano) John Simmons (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 1955
2296-1I Still Love Him SoClef MGC 716
2297-1The Moon Is Low-
2297-3-Clef 89143
2298-4Close Your EyesClef 89143, MGC 716
2299-1I Missed My HatVerve 314 531 637-2
2299-2-Clef MGC 716
2300-1Polite Blues-
2301-2Ballad Medley: I Remember You / Chelsea Bridge / I've Got The World On A String-
* Clef MGC 716   The Music Of Roy Eldridge - Mr. Jazz (not released)
= Verve MGV 8202; ARS G 413   The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge - Benny Carter
* Verve 314 531 637-2   Benny Carter - The Urbane Sessions
* Clef 89143, 89143x45   Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter - The Moon Is Low / Close Your Eyes

1956

Roy Eldridge And His Central Plaza Dixielanders

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Benny Morton (trombone) Eddie Barefield (clarinet) Dick Wellstood (piano) Walter Page (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, June 2, 1956
2815-2Royal Garden BluesVerve MGV 1010
2816-1That's A Plenty-
2817-1Tin Roof Blues-
2818-3Jazz Me Blues-
2819-4Ja-Da-
2820-1Struttin' With Some Barbecue-
2821-1Black And Blue-
2822-4Bugle Call Rag-
* Verve MGV 1010; ARS G 420   Roy Eldridge - Swing Goes Dixie

1957

Roy Eldridge With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) unidentified large studio orchestra, including strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957
21600-3A Foggy DayVerve MGV 2088
21601-7Have You Met Miss Jones-
21602-8I Can't Get Started-
21603-5Blue Moon-
21604-4How Long Has This Been Going On-
21605-4Our Love Is Here To Stay-
21606-4Stars Fell On Alabama-
21607-5You're Blase-
21608-7They Can't Take That Away From Me-
21609-7Can't We Be Friends-
21610-6It Never Entered My Mind-
21611-8Cheek To Cheek-
* Verve MGV 2088   Russ Garcia, Roy Eldridge - That Warm Feeling

1960

Roy Eldridge Quartet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Ronnie Ball (piano) Ben Moten (bass) Eddie Locke (drums)
NYC, June 2 & 3, 1960
26662-5The Way You Look TonightVerve MGV 8389
26663-6I've Got A Crush On You-
26664-2Song Of The Islands-
26665Dreamyunissued
26666Sweet SueVerve V 10223, MGV 8389
26667-19When I Grow Too Old To DreamVerve MGV 8389
26668-5Easy Living-
26669-3Honeysuckle Rose-
26670-5But Not For Me-
26671-2All The Things You Are-
26672Bossa NovaVerve V 10223, MGV 8389
26673-5MistyVerve MGV 8389
* Verve MGV 8389   Roy Eldridge - Swingin' On The Town
* Verve V 10223   Roy Eldridge - Sweet Sue / Bossa Nova

1962 (age 51)

Roy Eldridge Sextet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Elmer Snowden (guitar, banjo) Tommy Bryant (bass) Jo Jones (drums)
NYC, February 1 & 2, 1962
One For The MoneyFontana (Du) 883 909 JCY
Loveless Love-
Saturday Night Fish Fry-
School Days-
Basin Street Blues-
My Blue Heaven-
* Fontana (Du) 883 909 JCY   Roy Eldridge, Bud Freeman, Elmer Snowden - Saturday Night Fish Fry

1972 (age 61)

Roy Eldridge - Count Basie Septet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Al Grey (trombone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Count Basie (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Norman Keenan (bass) Harold Jones (drums)
Frankfurt/Main, West Germany, April 24, 1972
In A Mellow TonePablo 2310-928
Loose Walk-
Makin' Whoopee-
If I Had You-
I Surrender, Dear-
5400 North-
* Pablo 2310-928   Roy Eldridge, Count Basie - Loose Walk

1975

Roy Eldridge Sextet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Bobby Pratt (trombone) Joe Muranyi (clarinet, soprano sax) Dick Katz (piano) Major Holley (bass) Eddie Locke (drums)
"Jimmy Ryan's", NYC, April 7, 1975
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaPablo 2310-869
St. James Infirmary-
Beale Street Blues-
Black And Blue-
Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)Pablo 2310-869, 2310-890
WynolaPablo 2310-869
Cute-
Bourbon Street Parade-
All Of Me-
Last Call At Jimmy Ryan's-
Black And Blue (alternate take)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1058-2
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (alternate take)-
Last Call At Jimmy Ryan's (alternate take)-
* Pablo 2310-869; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1058-2   Roy Eldridge - Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-Stars
* Pablo 2310-890   Various Artists - Jazz Dance

Roy Eldridge - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, June 3, 1975
Quasi-BoogalooPablo 2310-816
Take The "A" Train-
I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me)-
Drebirks-
When It's Sleepy Time Down South-
Indiana-
* Pablo 2310-816; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-807-2   Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz Maturity... Where It's Coming From

Roy Eldridge Quintet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet, vocals) Oscar Peterson (piano) Joe Pass (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Eddie Locke (drums)
NYC, June 4, 1975
Sweethearts On ParadePablo 2310-746
Willow Weep For Me-
Makin' Whoopee-
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You-
All Of Me-
I Want A Little Girl-
On The Sunny Side Of The Street-
I Can't Get Started-
Stormy Monday-
Let Me Off Uptown-
* Pablo 2310-746; Original Jazz Classics OJC-628, OJCCD-628-2   Roy Eldridge - Happy Time

Roy Eldridge Septet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Johnny Griffin (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Ray Bryant (piano) Joe Pass (guitar) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Louis Bellson (drums)
Antibes, France, July 20, 1975
Bee's BloosPablo PACD-5314-2
Lover Man-
Undecided-
Hackensack-
* Pablo PACD-5314-2   Roy Eldridge - Decidedly

1976

Roy Eldridge Septet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Norris Turney (alto sax) Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes -4,5) Norman Simmons (piano) Ted Sturgis (bass) Eddie Locke (drums)
NYC, January 16, 1976
1.I Still Love Him SoPablo 2310-766
2.The Heat's On-
3.That Thing-
4.Recado Bossa Nova-
5.Melange-
* Pablo 2310-766; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-853-2   Roy Eldridge - What It's All About

1977

Roy Eldridge Quartet

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Oscar Peterson (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Bobby Durham (drums)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 13, 1977
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaPablo Live 2308-203
Gofor-
I Surrender, Dear-
Joie De Roy-
Perdido-
Bye Bye Blackbird-
* Pablo Live 2308-203; Original Jazz Classics OJC-373, OJCCD-373-2   Roy Eldridge 4 - Montreux '77