Sir Charles Thompson Discography

1945 (age 27)

Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars

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' OffApollo 757, LAP 103; Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D; Vogue (F) LDAP 769; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
R1031If I Had You-
R103220th Century BluesApollo 759, LAP 103; Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D; Vogue (F) LDAP 769
R1033The Street BeatApollo 759, LAP 103; Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D; Vogue (F) LDAP 769; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D   Charlie Parker - Every Bit Of It 1945
* Vogue (F) LDAP 769   Sir Charles Thompson - The Fabulous Apollo Sessions
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 - Young Dex 1944-1946
* Apollo LAP 103   Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars
= Vogue (E) LDE 032, (F) LD 038   Sir Charles Thompson - Sir Charles All Stars Featuring Charlie Parker
* Apollo 757; Swing (F) SW 385   Sir Charles Thompson - Takin' Off / If I Had You
* Apollo 759; Swing (F) SW 386   Sir Charles Thompson - 20th Century Blues / The Street Beat

1947

Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars

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 AlleyApollo 796
1306Sir Charles' BoogieApollo unknown
1307Harlem Jump-
1308Mr. Big HornApollo 796
* Apollo 796; Jazz Selection (F) JS 567   Sir Charles Thompson - Benson's Alley / Mr. Big Horn

Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars

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 InApollo 773, LAP 103
1428Strange HoursApollo 782, LAP 103
1429Rhythm-
1430Mad LadApollo 773, LAP 103
* Apollo LAP 103   Sir Charles Thompson And His All-Stars
= Vogue (E) LDE 032, (F) LD 038   Sir Charles Thompson - Sir Charles All Stars Featuring Charlie Parker
* Apollo 773; Jazz Selection (F) JS 530   Sir Charles Thompson - Tunis In / Mad Lad
* Apollo 782   Sir Charles Thompson - Strange Hours / Rhythm

1948 (age 30)

Sir Charles Thompson's All Stars

Hal Singer, tenor sax; Sir Charles Thompson, piano; unknown, guitar; unknown, bass; unknown, drums.
NYC, September 21, 1948
B904Cooking With CookieSavoy 679, XP 8050
B905Blue Monday CaravanSavoy 679
B906JibletsAcorn 300
B907Disc Jockey Boogie-
* Savoy XP 8050   Various Artists - Rhythm And Blues, Vol. 2
* Acorn 300   Hal Singer - Jiblets / Disc Jockey Boogie
* Savoy 679   Sir Charles Thompson - Cooking With Cookie / Blue Monday Caravan

1953

Sir Charles Thompson Sextet

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 ThisVanguard VRS-8003, VRS-8529
Memories Of You-
Oh Joe!-
For The Ears-
* Vanguard VRS-8529   Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band
* Vanguard VRS-8003   Sir Charles Thompson Sextet

1954

Sir Charles Thompson Quartet

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Freddie Greene, guitar; Walter Page, bass; Jo Jones, drums.
NYC, January 22, 1954
Swingtime In The RockiesVanguard VRS-8006, VRS-8527
Honeysuckle Rose-
These Foolish Things-
Sweet Georgia Brown-
* Vanguard VRS-8527   Joe Newman/Sir Charles Thompson - Jazz Basie Style
* Vanguard VRS-8006   Sir Charles Thompson Quartet

Sir Charles Thompson And His Band Featuring Coleman Hawkins

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 TownVanguard VRS-8009, VRS-8529
Fore!-
Dynaflow-
Under The Sweetheart Tree-
Ready For Freddie-
* Vanguard VRS-8529   Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band
* Vanguard VRS-8009   Sir Charles Thompson And His Band Featuring Coleman Hawkins

1955

Sir Charles Thompson Trio

Sir Charles Thompson, piano; Skeeter Best, guitar; Aaron Bell, bass.
NYC, February 16, 1955
Sonny Howard's BluesVanguard VRS-8018
Best By Test-
Hey There-
Love For Sale-
Stompin' At The Savoy-
Mr. Sandman-
* Vanguard VRS-8018   Sir Charles Thompson Trio

1959 (age 41)

Sir Charles Thompson And The Swing Organ

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 YouColumbia CL 1364
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-
* Columbia CL 1364, CS 8205   Sir Charles Thompson And The Swing Organ

1961

Sir Charles Thompson At The Organ

Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Tiny Grimes, Joe Puma, guitar; Aaron Bell, bass; J.C. Heard, drums.
Columbia Studios, NYC, January 8, 1961
Cow Cow BoogieColumbia CL 1663
Undecided-
Pretty-Eyed Baby-
* Columbia CL 1663, CS 8463   Sir Charles Thompson - Rockin' Rhythm With Sir Charles At The Organ

Sir Charles Thompson At The Organ

Sir Charles Thompson, organ; Skeeter Best, John Pizzarelli, guitar; Charles Wellesley, bass; Teo Macero, drums.
Columbia Studios, NYC, early 1961
Sentimental JourneyColumbia CL 1663
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-
* Columbia CL 1663, CS 8463   Sir Charles Thompson - Rockin' Rhythm With Sir Charles At The Organ