Sir Charles Thompson Catalog

1945 (age 27)

Charlie Parker - Every Bit Of It 1945  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D)

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto sax; Dexter Gordon, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Danny Barker, guitar; Jimmy Butts, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.

NYC, September 4, 1945

R1030Takin' Off
R1031If I Had You
R103220th Century Blues
R1033The Street Beat

1947

Sir Charles Thompson - Benson's Alley / Mr. Big Horn  (Apollo 796)

Taft Jordan, Joe Newman, trumpet; H.B. Mitchell, trombone; Bob Dorsey, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Hank Morton, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

NYC, December 29, 1947

1305Benson's Alley
1308Mr. Big Horn

** also released on Jazz Selection (F) JS 567.

Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars  (Apollo LAP 103)

Joe Newman, trumpet; Bob Dorsey, tenor sax; Leo Parker, baritone sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; John Simmons, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

NYC, 1947

1427Tunis In
1428Strange Hours
1429Rhythm
1430Mad Lad

** also released on Vogue (E) LDE 032, (F) LD 038 entitled "Sir Charles All Stars Featuring Charlie Parker".

1948 (age 30)

Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 2  (Savoy XP 8050)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.

NYC, September 21, 1948

B904Cooking With Cookie

Sir Charles Thompson - Cooking With Cookie / Blue Monday Caravan  (Savoy 679)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.: same session.

NYC, September 21, 1948

B905Blue Monday Caravan

Hal Singer - Jiblets / Disc Jockey Boogie  (Acorn A-300)

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.: same session.

NYC, September 21, 1948

B906Jiblets
B907Disc Jockey Boogie

1953

Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band  (Vanguard VRS-8529)

Joe Newman, trumpet; Benny Powell, trombone; Pete Brown, alto sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.

NYC, December 30, 1953

Bop This
Memories Of You
Oh Joe!
For The Ears

Emmett Berry, trumpet; Benny Morton, trombone; Earl Warren, alto sax; Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Steve Jordan, guitar; Aaron Bell, bass; Osie Johnson, drums.

NYC, August 16, 1954

It's The Talk Of The Town
Fore!
Dynaflow
Under The Sweetheart Tree
Ready For Freddie

1954

Joe Newman/Sir Charles Thompson - Jazz Basie Style  (Vanguard VRS-8527)

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums.

NYC, January 22, 1954

Swingtime In The Rockies
Honeysuckle Rose
These Foolish Things
Sweet Georgia Brown

1955

Sir Charles Thompson Trio  (Vanguard VRS-8018)

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Skeeter Best, guitar; Aaron Bell, bass.

NYC, February 16, 1955

Sonny Howard's Blues
Best By Test
Hey There
Love For Sale
Stompin' At The Savoy
Mr. Sandman

1959 (age 41)

Sir Charles Thompson And The Swing Organ  (Columbia CL 1364)

Rudy Rutherford, clarinet; Percy France, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Aaron Bell, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.

Columbia Studios, NYC, released 1959

I Get A Kick Out Of You
Cool And Easy
Robbins' Nest
Lady In Red
April Love
19th Hole
Jumpin' At Basie's
I Wanta Love You
What's New
Oh Me, Oh My
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Party Time

** also released on Columbia CS 8205.

1961

Sir Charles Thompson - Rockin' Rhythm With Sir Charles At The Organ  (Columbia CL 1663)

Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Tiny Grimes, Joe Puma, guitar; Aaron Bell, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.

Columbia Studios, NYC, January 8, 1961

Cow Cow Boogie
Undecided
Pretty-Eyed Baby

Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Skeeter Best, John Pizzarelli, guitar; Charles Wellesley, bass; Teo Macero, drums.

Columbia Studios, NYC, early 1961

Sentimental Journey
Rhumboogie
I'll Never Smile Again
C'est Si Bon
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home

Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Skeeter Best, John Pizzarelli, guitar; Charles Wellesley, bass; Oliver Jackson Jr., drums.

Heartaches
Rockin' Chair
Boogie Woogie
Mr. Boogie

** also released on Columbia CS 8463.

2011 (age 93)

Sir Charles Thompson - The Jazz Legend  (Marshmallow (J) MMEX-155-CD)

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Jumbo Ono, bass; Kazunori Kondo, drums.

"Sugita Theatre, COSMOS", Yokohama, Japan, August 15, 2011

What's New
Good-bye
Indiana
I Surrender Dear
Blue Skies
Everything Happens To Me
I Found A New Baby
I'm A Fool To Want You

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Ichiro Sakai, bass; Kazunori Kondo, drums.

"Sugita Theatre, COSMOS", Yokohama, Japan, November 18, 2011

What A Wonderful World
Russian Lullaby
Stella By Starlight
Dark Eyes
Robbins' Nest