Dating conn saxophones
Eventually I got tired of waiting, and contacted Professor Stuart Varden, whose outstanding website devoted to Fats Navarro guided me through building my own Fat Girl collection.We decided to go ahead with this project, with hopes of accumulating as much knowledge as possible.All titles are on CD: Savoy Jazz SVY-17125 and CD: Classics 914.D-107 is listed as I Got A Date With The Rhythm Man on Classics 914.Go Away Blues is a vocal feature for Betty Roch who is supported by obligatto played by Wardell and/or Kermit Scott.The personnel for the Hines band during Wardell's stay is also unclear.Probable personnel: Arthur Walker, John Willie Cook, Fats Palmer (Palmer Davis), William Bill Douglas (tp); Augustus Gus Chappel, Walter Woogie Harris, Druie Bess (tb); Clifton Cliff Smalls (tb, p, arr); George Scoops Carry (as, cl); Lloyd Smith (as); Kermit Scott, Wardell Gray (ts); John Williams (bar); Ren Hall (el-g); Earl Hines (p, dir); Eugene Gene Thomas (b); David Chick Booth (d); Mary Elizabeth Betty Roch (voc); Ernest Bubbles Whitman (mc); Jim Lyons (ann). Armed Forces Radio Service transcriptions feature prominently in this discography, but is not always clear when or where the performances presented on the discs took place.The Hines recordings heard on these particular transcriptions probably come from one recording session, held on October 23 or 30, 1944.
For more detailed information (solo length, tempo, etc.) please see Evensmo's web site at I am indebted to these scholars for their outstanding work: : Malcolm Walker's Wardell Gray Discography (compiled by Malcolm Walker and Don Tarrant) was unknown to me before this web site's opening in May.
This comprehensive discography details sessions which were previously unknown to me and adds new information regarding alternative takes and live recordings.
Information from the Sixth Draft is at present being incorporated into this discography.
Also featured are performances by Garry Moore, Slim Gaillard, and the Loumell Morgan Trio, as well as a comedy skit performed by Ben Carter & Mantan Moreland.
The show's opening/closing theme (One O'Clock Jump) is not by the Hines band. 268 are often bundled with these titles on reissues.