Tommy Gwaltney Catalog

1960 (age 39)

Tommy Gwaltney's Kansas City Nine, Buck Clayton, Dickie Wells, Charlie Byrd - Goin' To Kansas City   Riverside RLP 353   1961

Buck Clayton, trumpet; Bobby Zottola, trumpet, peck horn; Dickie Wells, trombone; Tommy Gwaltney, alto sax, clarinet, vibes, xylophone; Tommy Newsom as Tommy Newson, tenor sax, clarinet; John Bunch, piano; Charlie Byrd, guitar; Whitey Mitchell, bass; Buddy Schutz, drums; Tommy Newsom, arranger #1,3,4,6,8-10; Tommy Gwaltney, arranger #2,5,7.

A&R Studios, NYC, October 5 and 6, 1960

1.Hello, Babe
2.An Old Manuscript
3.Kansas City Ballad
4.The Jumping Blues
5.Walter Page
6.Midnight Mama
7.John's Idea
8.Steppin' Pretty
9.Dedicated To You
10.The New Tulsa Blues

** also released on Riverside RLP 9353 in 1961; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1757 in 1991, OJCCD-1757-2 in 1991.

1962 (age 41)

Tommy Gwaltney - Great Jazz   Laurel LP 163011

Tommy Gwaltney, clarinet, vibes; John Eaton, piano; Steve Jordan, guitar.

circa 1962-1963

Satin Doll
Heat Wave
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
The Golden Striker
Air Mail Special
Basin Street Blues
When Sunny Gets Blue
I Hear Music
I Go For That
That's A Plenty


Tommy Gwaltney - This Is Blues Alley   Blues Alley BA 0001

Tommy Gwaltney, clarinet, vibes; Steve Jordan, guitar; Keter Betts, bass; John Philips, drums.

Blues Alley, Washington, DC, 1965-1966

Head And Shoulders
Pretty Face
King City Stomp
I Love The Winter Weather
Cuban Episode
Meine Kleines Katzchen
Old New Orleans Funeral Procession
Bye Bye Blues (Bossa Nova)
Who Can I Turn To
Keter Blues

1972 (age 51)

Tommy Gwaltney And Wally Garner - Clarinets In Tandem   Fat Cat Jazz FCJ 170

Wally Garner, Tommy Gwaltney, clarinet; John Eaton, Bobby Hirsch, Claude Hopkins, piano; Butch Hall, guitar; Bill Goodall, Van Perry, Frank Tate, bass; Jackie Connor, Frank Harmon, Cliff Leeman, Skip Tomlinson, drums.

Jazz Festival, Manassas, VA, 1972-1976

Someday Sweetheart
Struttin' With Some Bar-B-Q
Basin Street Blues
Snake Rag
Fat Cat Plays Bunk Johnson / And Loses
"M" Street Blues
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
The Night We Played The Moose Hall In Warsaw, PA.


Tommy Gwaltney - Singin' The Blues   Fat Cat Jazz FCJ 214

Doc Evans, cornet; Bill Allred, trombone; Tommy Gwaltney, clarinet, vocal; Bobby Hirsch, piano; Butch Hall, guitar; Gene Mayl, bass; Skip Tomlinson, drums; Fat Cat McRee, Maxine Sullivan, vocal.

Jazz Festival, Manassas, VA, December 5, 1975

Someday You'll Be Sorry
Blue And Broken Hearted
Singin' The Blues
Everybody Loves My Baby
I've Got The World On A String
One Flat Blues
St. Louis Blues / Everyday

1981 (age 60)

Tommy Gwaltney - Pee Wee Russell's Land Of Jazz   Teaspoon Records S 2981

Tom Pletcher, cornet; George Masso, trombone; Tommy Gwaltney, clarinet; Charlie Harmon, tenor sax, bass; Dill Jones, piano; Steve Jordan, guitar; Bob Haggart, bass; Cliff Leeman, drums.

NYC, September 15, 1981

Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow
Crying All Day
Take Me To The Land Of Jazz
Feeling No Pain
I Must Have That Man
Hello Lola
Friar's Point Shuffle
Pee Wee's Song
I'm In The Market For You
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll