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Subject:

New project of Ella Fitzgerald coompleted - Ella with a Twist - 14 volume set

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Hello,
     I have been working for quite a while recording my Ella 
Fitzgerald/Chick Webb 78 rpm records. The following is a description of the 
content. I have a text list of all tracks

This compilation has at it's core - Ella Fitzgerald, but Ella doesn't show 
up until into the second disc in the set - fourteen discs in all. Chick 
Webb's band, that she started with were already recording when she was 
eleven years old, in 1928, born as she was in 1917. Trumpeter Bobby Stark 
was playing with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra with Fletcher 
Henderson-p-a-dir/ Russell Smith-Joe Smith-Bobby Charlie Green-Benny 
Morton-tb/ Buster Bailey-Jerome Pasquall-as/ Coleman Hawkins-ts/
Charlie Dixon-bj/ June Cole-bb/ Kaiser Marshall-d/ Bill Challis-a. Certainly 
an all-star band. Delmar Kaplan, who would later play with  Jack 
Teagarden-tb/ Billy Kyle-p / Dave Barbour-g / Delmar Kaplan-Sb/ O'Neil 
Spencer-d. accompanying Teddy Grace in 1938 and Ella about a year later, 
would go on to play with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and others. .The 
pianist's Billy Kyle's name came up so often that I thought that I'd find 
all my Billy Kyle records. I have only one record with his name actually on 
it - Finishin' Up A Date and Between Sets, both piano solos with rhythm. But 
I found him to be everywhere but only one track made it into the American 
Dance Band books by Brian Rust. There are hundreds of references made to him 
tin the Jazz Discography by the same author. I have recorded all sides from 
my collection that have Billy Kyle. And then we have John Kirby who often 
worked with Billy Kyle. A bassist from Philadelphia, John Kirby is 
everywhere as well. He recorded many records with his own band - everything 
I have in my collection is here -  the Quirky 'Anitra's Dance' I think to be 
fabulous. We flip ahead to 1939 with Billy May arranging for Charlie Barnet 
and then to Tommy Dorsey and then went with Glenn Miller's band - I've 
included him playing with Barnet's all these bands and accompanying 
different singers with his own band, later recording the Harold Arlen 
Songbook with Ella in 1960 - 1961. And then there is Sy Oliver - started 
with Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau-Brummels in 1929 , moving to Jimmie 
Lunceford's band in the early thirties. And then there is Nelson Riddle - 
arranged for Charlie Spivak in the early forties. He was hired by Les Baxter 
to write arrangements for Nat King Cole in the fifties.
Well, this is a snapshot of the Ella With a Twist set. did I mention Don 
Redman and Fletcher Henderson ...It's been a monster project and relieved 
that it's finally done. Mickey

       Ella Fitzgerald frequently had accompaniment by a bewildering array 
of great musicians including Billy Kyle, John Kirby, Red Norvo and so many 
more. And of course she started with Chick Webb, but that was a year after 
the period that this volume covers.    Though Ella inspired this set, she 
won't be found until volume two. Born in 1905, Chick had an amazing but very 
brief career, and was first recording in 1927 and continued until 1939 when 
his tuberculosis of the spine finally claimed his life. He soldiered on with 
his uplifting music, often leaving him exhausted and passing out at the end 
of a set.   Vocalists in the early days were Taft Jordan, Charles Linton, 
and Ella joined in 1935. In researching this project I discovered that Billy 
Kyle was ubiquitous in the thirties, being featured by Louis Armstrong, John 
Kirby, Harry Sosnik, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Milt Herth Trio, Jimmy Mundy, 
Vic Schoen, Mezz Mezzrow and Henry 'Red' Allen. As a result, the concept for 
this compilation grew to expand to include all John Kirby's recordings (at 
least from my collection), and everything with Billy Kyle whether as solo or 
sideman.  Decca 2640 is  unusual, being the only Kyle Trio record ever 
recorded without a vocal : Dave Barbour-g/ Marty Kaplan-sb/ O'Neill 
Spencer-d. O'Neill's name will come up many times over the course of this 
compilation, as well as trombonist Claude Jones. Trumpeter Bobby Stark 
possibly is on the sessions with Bessie Brown. Bessie was born in Ohio in 
1890. She had a career in music from 1925 - 1929, with very good musicians 
backing her up. He also played with Horace Henderson, Fletcher Henderson's 
bands, the Chocolate Dandies, Putney Dandridge, and Ella's Famous Orchestra. 
Delmar Kaplan played withTracy-Brown's Orchestra in 1928, along with Bill 
Anthens on trombone. Anthens would later accompany Ella Mae Morse many years 
later. Delmar went on to play in the Dorsey Brothers Band, and Ray Noble's 
American Orchestra, and Glenn Miller's band. Ray had moved to the US in late 
1934, and because of musician's union rules, he could only take his 
drummer/manager Bill Harty, so he hired American musicians. Bill Anthens 
went on to play with Freddie Slack in the forties. ~Mickey Clark


The following is a complete track list with my liner notes as well. This a 
link to my website for more information-Mickey

http://mcproductions.ca/products_new.php



Ella With A Twist Disc 1 CD253

FLETCHER HENDERSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Fletcher Henderson, p, a, dir: Russell 
Smith-Joe Smith-Bobby
Bobby Stark-t/ Charlie Green-Benny Morton-tb/ Buster Bailey-Jerome 
Pasquall-as/ Coleman Hawkins-ts/
Charlie Dixon-bj/ June Cole-bb/ Kaiser Marshall-d/ Bill Challis-a.
1-Hop Off   Br 4119  09/14/28    C-2315-A WALLER
Tracy-Brown's Orchestra Clark Warren-Harry Fischer-t/ Bill Anthens-tb/ Art 
Kassel-Nelson Brown-as/ Les Greissler-ts/ Manny Strand-p/ Jimmy Burson-bj/ 
Delmar Kaplan-bb/ Bus Dillon-d/
2-CHLOE(SONG OF THE SWAMP)TRACEY-BROWN'S ORCHESTRA SAM COSLOW COL 1344-D 
03/20/28 145817 KAHN-MORET
3-SH-H HERE COMES MY SUGAR TRACY-BROWN'S ORCHESTRA COL 1405-D SAM COSLOW 
03/20/28 145818 SIZEMORE-GROSSMAN
4-BEAUTIFUL   TRACEY-BROWN'S ORCHESTRA SAM COSLOW COL 1344-D 03/20/28 145819 
SHAY-GILLESPIE
5-JOLINE TRACEY-BROWN ORCHESTRA'S SAM COSLOW COL 1541-D 03/20/28 145820 
WILLARD ROBISON
6-DANGER LOOK OUT FOR THAT GAL TRACY-BROWN'S ORCHESTRA COL 1405-D 03/20/28 
145821 O'FLYNN-KILFEATHER
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Don Redman-cl-as-bar-v-a, dir: John Nesbitt-t-a/ 
Langston Curl-t/ Claude Jones-tb/ Milton Senior-cl-as/
George Thomas-cl-ts-v/ Prince Robinson-cl-ts/ Todd Rhodes-p-cel/ Dave 
Wilborn-bj-g-v/ Ralph Escudero-bb/ Cuba Austin-d-vib/ Jean Napier-v. 
Chicago, July 11, 1928.
7-Cherry - vJN ,aDR  Vic 21730 07/11/28 46098-2 REDMAN
8-Some Sweet Day Vic 21730 07/11/28 46401-2 ROSE-JACKSON-OLMAN
9-CHLOE(SONG OF THE SWAMP)         BESSIE BROWN BR 3817 01/25/28 1669 
KAHN-MORET
10-SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE THERE WHILE I'M GONE BESSIE BROWN BR 3817 01/25/28 
1672 BERLIN
Bessie Brown Acc. by Rex Stewart or Bobby Stark-t/ Charlie Green-tb/ Harvey 
Boone-cl/ Coleman Hawkins-ts/ Fletcher Henderson or Porter Grainger-p/ 
Clarence Holiday-bj/ ? Del Thomas, bb there seems to be a kick drum playing 
on 'He Just Don't Appeal To Me'. New York, c. March 29, 1929.
11-Song From A Cotton Field Br 4409 03/29/29 E-29531 GRAINGER
12-He Just Don't Appeal To Me Br 4409 03/29/29  E-29532 GRAINGER
Acc. by ?-t/ Charlie Green-tb/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Coleman Hawkins-ts/ 
Fletcher Henderson-p, possibly Porter Grainger, 2nd p. New York, c. April 1, 
1929.
13-'Tain't Nobody's Fault But My Own Br 4346 04/01/29 E-29538 LAWNHURST
14- The Blues Singer From Alabam' Br 4346 04/01/29 E-29539 
CASTLETON-WILLIAMS
Louis Armstrong-t-v-ldr/ Louis Bacon-Louis Hunt-Billy Hicks-t/ Charlie 
Green-tb/ Pete Clark-cl-as/ Edgar
Sampson-as-vn/ Elmer Williams-ts/ Don Kirkpatrick-p/ John Trueheart-g/ Elmer 
James-bb-sb/ Chick Webb-d/ Mezz Mezzrow-bells, where shown. Camden, NJ, 
December 8, 1932.
15-THAT'S MY HOME LOUIS ARMSTRONG LOUIS ARMSTRONG VIC 40-0102 12/08/32 74820 
RENE-LEON-RENE-OTIS-BEN
16-I HATE TO LEAVE YOU NOW LOUIS ARMSTRONG LOUIS ARMSTRONG VIC 40-0102 
12/08/32 74822 DICK-LINK-WALLER
17-YOU'LL WISH YOU'D NEVER BEEN BORN LOUIS ARMSTRONG VIC 40-0105 12/21/32 
74823  BOB MILLER-ARMSTRONG
Fletcher Henderson-a-dir: Russell Smith-Bobby Stark-t/ Henry Allen-t-v/ 
Dicky Wells-Claude Jones-tb/ Russell
Procope-Hilton Jefferson-cl-as/ Coleman Hawkins-cl-ts/ Horace Henderson-p-a/ 
Bernard Addison-g/ John
Kirby-sb/ Walter Johnson-d/ Will Hudson-a
18-It's The Talk Of The Town - aFH   Col 2825-D 09/22/33 265136-3 
SYMES-NEIBURG-LIVINGSTON
19-Nagasaki - vHA                    Col 2825-D 09/22/33 265138-2 
WARREN-DIXON
20-DAY YOU CAME ALONG COLEMAN HAWKINS  PAR R1685    09/29/33 265143 
COSLOW-HAWKINS
21-JAMAICA SHOUT COLEMAN HAWKINS    INST PAR R1685 09/29/33 265144-2 HORACE 
HENDERSON
CHICK WEBB'S SAVOY ORCHESTRA: Chick Webb-d-dir/ Mario Bauza-Reunald Jones-t/ 
Taft Jordan-t-v/ Sandy Williams-tb/ Pete Clark-as/ Edgar Sampson-as-a/ Elmer 
Williams-ts/ Joe Steele-p/ John Trueheart-bj-g/ John Kirby-sb/ Chuck 
Richards, v.
22-STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY TAKE 2     INST    PAR R2088 05/18/34 152740 
SAMPSON
Ethel Waters acc. by Taft Jordan-t/ Sandy Williams-tb/ Edgar Sampson-as-vn/ 
Elmer Williams-ts-vn/ vl / vc / ? Joe Steele-p/ John Trueheart-g/ John 
Kirby-sb, or Sampson and the three rhythm only*. New York, September 5, 
1934.
23-Give Me A Heart To Sing To Dec 141 09/05/34 38548-A 
YOUNG-JUDELL-WASHINGTON
24-I Ain't Gonna Sin No More Dec 141 09/05/34 38549-A CONRAD-MAGIDSON

Ella With A Twist #2 Recorded 1934 - 1939 CD253B

This volume continues with Taft Jordan, John Trueheart and John Kirby with 
the band backing up Ethel Waters. Kirby would also accompany Teddy Grace 
(starting on Volume 5) and Mildred Bailey (on volume 6)
Ethel Waters acc. by Taft Jordan-t/ Sandy Williams-tb/ Edgar Sampson-as-vn/ 
Elmer Williams-ts-vn/ vl / vc / Joe Steele-p/ John Trueheart-g/ John 
Kirby-sb Taft Jordan, John Kirby and Hilton Jefferson played with Chick 
Webb's band, with Ella Fitzgerald's Famous Orchestra, and Hilton with 
Fletcher Henderson (this volume)and Cab Calloway (on volume 3 and 4). Taft 
Jordan Jr. was born on February 15, 1915 in Florence, South Carolina. Louis 
Jordan was not related to Taft Jordan. Louis was born in Brinkley, Arkansas 
in 1908. Taft Jordan was a member of the Washboard Rhythm Kings, who 
recorded quite extensively, but their records are very hard to find, most 
being on a rare 23,000 Victor series.In 1933, Taft Jordan joined the Chick 
Webb Orchestra and stayed to play with Ella Fitgerald's Famous Orchestra, 
after Webb's passing in 1939. He joined Duke Ellington for four years in 
1943. He toured Europe, first with Don Redman, and then with Benny Goodman 
in the 1950's. He was in the stage band  on Broadway in the 1960's, 
performing "Hello, Dolly". Ella Fitzgerald was born in 1917, and joined 
Chick Webb's band in 1935. Her first vocal in this collection is in 1936. 
She recorded two sides with Benny goodman for Victor in 1936, but she had a 
contract with Decca records at the time, and the record label states "with 
vocal refrain." This was a common occurrance in the twenties but by the 
thirties, the vocalists were almost always given label credit. Chick Webb's 
band as of 1936: Chick Webb, d, dir: Mario Bauza, Bobby Stark, Taft 
Jordan-t/ Sandy Williams-Claude Jones-tb/ Pete Clark-cl-as/ Edgar 
Sampson-as-a/ Ted McRae-cl-ts/ Wayman Carver-ts-f/ Don Kirkpatrick-p/ John 
Trueheart-g/ Bill Thomas-sb/ Ella Fitzgerald-Charles Linton-vocals        ~ 
Mickey Clark

Disc 2 CD253B

1-You're Going To Leave The Old Home, Jim DEC 234 38551-A TRADITIONAL
Fletcher Henderson-p(track 2 only)-a-dir: Russell Smith-Irving 
Randolph-Henry Allen-t/ Claude Jones-Keg Johnson-tb/ Buster Bailey-cl/ 
Russell Procope-Hilton Jefferson-as/ Ben Webster-ts/ Horace Henderson-p-a(on 
tracks 3 & 4)  / Lawrence Lucie-g/ Elmer James-sb/ Walter Johnson-d/ Benny 
Carter-a. New York,
September 11, 1934.
2-Limehouse Blues - aBC  Dec 157 09/11/34        38598-A BRAHAM-FURBER
3-Happy As The Day Is Long - aBC  Dec 214 09/11/34 38601-B ARLEN-KOELER
4-WRAPPIN' IT UP(THE LINDY GLIDE)FLETCHER HENDERSON DEC 157 09/12/34 38604 
HENDERSON
Chick Webb And His Orchestra
5-ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  TAFT JORDAN DEC 3318 09/10/34 38594 
FIELDS-MCHUGH
6-IT'S OVER BECAUSE WE'RE THROUGH  TAFT JORDAN DEC 483 11/19/34 39138 
BRYANT
7-DON'T BE THAT WAY             DEC 483 11/19/34 39140 SAMPSON
8-SING ME A SWING SONG         DEC 3319 06/02/36 61124 CARMICHAEL-ADAMS
9-A LITTLE BIT LATER ON         DEC 3319 06/02/36 61126 LEVINSON-NEIBURG
10-GOODNIGHT, MY LOVE - vEF VIC 25461 11/05/36 102463-1 GORDON-REVEL 
STOWAWAY
11-TAKE ANOTHER GUESS - vEF VIC 25461 11/05/36 102464-1 
SHERMAN-NEWMAN-MENCHER
12-YOU SHOWED ME THE WAY vEF  DEC 1220 06/24/37 62067 
GREEN-MCRAE-WEBB-FITZGERALD
13-CLAP HANDS,HERE COMES CHARLIE DEC 1220 03/24/37 62068 
MEYER-ROSE-MACDONALD
14-IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN AND HIS LITTLE CHICKS DEC 3320 09/21/37 62618 
WAYNE-LEWIS-YOUNG
CHICK WEBB AND HIS LITTLE CHICKS: Chauncey Haughton-cl/ Wayman Carver-f/ 
Tommy Fulford-p/ Beverley Peer-sb/ Chick Webb-d. New York, September 21, 
1937
15-THE DIPSY DOODLE         DEC 3320 12/17/37 62887 CLINTON
16-SPINNIN' THE WEBB             DEC 2021 05/03/38 63707 WEBB-FITZGERALD
17-LIZA                             DEC 1840 05/03/38 63708 GERSHWIN-KAHN
18-A-TISKET A-TASKET         DEC 1840 05/02/38 63693 FELDMAN-FITZGERALD
19-WACKY DUST                 DEC 2021 08/17/38 64459 LEVANT-ADAMS
Hilton Jefferson-as replaces Louis Jordan on August 18,1938 and continued 
until January 1940
20-UNDECIDED                     DEC 3318 02/17/39 65039 SHAVERS-ROBIN
21-SUGAR PIE             DEC 2665 03/02/39 65094 BEAL-WEBB
22-THAT WAS MY HEART             DEC 2665 04/21/39 65448 WEBB-JOHNSON
At this point, after Webb's passing, Ella took over leadership of the band 
for two years as ELLA FITZGERALD AND HER FAMOUS ORCHESTRA 
Bill Beason replaces Chick Webb on drums
ELLA FITZGERALD AND HER FAMOUS ORCHESTRA: Dick Vance-Bobby Stark-Taft 
Jordan-t/ George Matthews-Nat Story-Sandy Williams-tb/ Garvin Bushell-cl-ss/ 
Hilton Jefferson-as/ Wayman Carver-as-ts-f/ Teddy McRae-ts-bar/ Tommy 
Fulford-p/ John Trueheart-g/ Beverley Peer-sb/ Bill Beason-d
23-STAIRWAY TO THE STARS     DEC 2598 06/29/39 65904 
SIGNORELLI-MALNECK-PARISH
24-I WANT THE WAITER         DEC 2628 06/29/39 65905 WERNER-WERNER
25-THAT'S ALL BROTHER             DEC 2628 06/29/39 65906 
LIVINGSTON-DAVID-HAGER

Ella With A Twist #3 Recorded 1930 - 1941 CD253C

This volume kicks off with ELLA FITZGERALD AND HER FAMOUS ORCHESTRA: Dick 
Vance-Bobby Stark-Taft Jordan-t/ George Matthews-Nat Story-Sandy 
Williams-tba/ Garvin Bushell-cl-ss/ Hilton Jefferson-as/ Wayman 
Carver-as-ts-f/ Teddy McRae-ts-bar/ Tommy Fulford-p/ John Trueheart-g/ 
Beverley Peer-sb/ Bill Beason-d Claude Jones-tb was with McKinney's Cotton 
Pickers and Fletcher Henderson (please see volume 1), with Chick Webb's band 
starting in 1934 (on volume 2) until June 1936, when he was replaced with 
Nat Story. He played with Bing Crosby and Don Redman's Orchestra in this 
volume, doing 'Lawd you Made The Night Too Long', and is also with Jelly 
Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen and with Louis Armstrong on tracks 14 and 
15. on this volume, with Don Redman including the Brunswick recording of 
'Chant Of The Weed'and plays with Harlan Lattimore's Connie's Inn Orchestra 
on volume 5 on the Columbia recording of 'Chant Of The Weed.'
Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia.  She 
was the daughter of a commonlaw couple William Fitzgerald and Temperance 
"Tempie" Henry. Sometime around 1920, her parents split up and her Mom met 
a Portuguese immigrant named Joseph Da Silva,[3] moved to Yonkers. Ella's 
half sister, Frances Da Silva, was born in 1923. 1925 found the family on 
School Street, in an Italian area. She did well in grade school, ending up 
at Franklin Junior High School in 1929. By the age of nine, she grew to love 
dancing, and performed on the way to school for her friends. Her parents 
were active at Bethany African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she got a 
Christian education, and where she was exposed to music. She adored jazz 
recordings by Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, and The Boswell Sisters. Connee 
Boswell was a great inspiration for her and later said "My mother brought 
home one of her records, and I fell in love with it...I tried so hard to 
sound just like her."
At the age of fifteen, her mother died from injuries sustained in a car 
accident, leaving her in the care of her abusive step-father until 1933, 
when she moved to her aunt's house in Harlem. Soon, school became less 
important to her, and she started as a lookout in a bordello.
  After a while, she was placed in the Colored Orphan Asylum in Riverdale in 
the Bronx, and then to the New York Training School for Girls, a reformatory 
school. By 1935, at the age of 18, she started singing with Chick Webb's 
band.





Ella With A Twist #3 Recorded 1930 - 1941 CD253C

1-OUT OF NOWHERE         DEC 2598 06/29/39 65907 GREEN-HEYMAN
2-YOU'RE GONNA LOSE YOUR GAL     DEC 2816 10/12/39 91836 MONACO-YOUNG
Acc. by Don Redman and his Orchestra: Don Redman-cl-as-dir: Langston 
Curl-Sidney de Paris-Shirley Clay-t/ Claude
Jones-Fred Robinson-Benny Morton-tb/ Edward Inge-Rupert Cole-cl-as/ Robert 
Carroll-ts/ Horace Henderson-p-a / Talcott Reeves-bj/ Bob Ysaguirre-bb/ 
Manzie Johnson-d/ The Boswell Sisters-v. New York, April 13, 1932.
3-Lawd, You Made The Night Too Long  Br 20109 04/13/32 BX-11701-A 
LEWIS-YOUNG
DON REDMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Don Redman-as-v-a-dir:/ Leonard Davis-Bill Coleman-Henry Allen-t/ Claude 
Jones-Fred Robinson-Benny Morton-tb/ Edward Inge-Rupert Cole-cl-as/ Robert 
Carroll-ts/ Horace Henderson-p-a/ Talcott Reeves-bj-g/ Bob Ysaguirre-bb-sb/ 
Manzie Johnson-d-vib/-Lois Deppe-v
4-CHANT OF THE WEED    DON REDMAN DON REDMAN BR 6211 09/24/31 37225 
REDMAN-MILLS
5-SHAKIN' THE AFRICAN    DON REDMAN DON REDMAN BR 6211 10/15/31 37291 
KOELER-ARLEN
6-SOPHISTICATED LADY DON REDMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA ORI 2724  04/26/33 13284 
ELLINGTON
THE CHOCOLATE DANDIES: Bobby Stark-t/ Jimmy Harrison-v/ Benny 
Carter-cl-as-v-a/ Coleman Hawkins-ts/ Horace Henderson-p/ Benny Jackson or 
Clarence Holiday-g/ John Kirby-sb
7-Dee Blues  12/03/30 S10006 404599-8 CARTER
JELLY ROLL MORTON'S NEW ORLEANS JAZZMEN: Jelly Roll Morton-p-v-dir: Sidney 
de Paris-t/ Claude Jones-tb/ Albert Nicholas-cl/ Sidney Bechet-ss/ Happy 
Caldwell-ts/ Lawrence Lucie-g / Wellman Braud-sb/ Zutty Singleton-d
8-Oh, Didn't He Ramble? - prCJ HMV B-9217 09/14/39 041456-1 HANDY
9-High Society  HMV B-9216 09/14/39 041457-1 WILLIAMS-STEELE
10-I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say - vJRM HMV B-9216 09/14/39 041458-1 
MORTON
11-Winin' Boy Blues - vJRM HMV B-9217 09/14/39 041459-2 MORTON
COLEMAN HAWKINS AND HIS RHYTHM: Coleman Hawkins-ts/ Bernard Addison-g/ John 
Kirby-sb /Sid Catlett-d. New York, May 25, 1940.
12-Smack Com 533 05/25/40 R-2995-1 FEATHER
13-Dedication Com 533 05/25/40 R-2998-1 FEATHER
LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS ORCHESTRA: Louis Armstrong-t-v/ Claude Jones-tb/ 
Sidney Bechet-cl-ss/ Luis Russell-p/ Bernard Addison-g/ Wellman Braud-sb/ 
Zutty Singleton-d.
14-Perdido Street Blues Dec 18090 05/27/40 67817-A LIL ARMSTRONG
15-2:19 Blues - vLA     Dec 18090 05/27/40 67818-A MAMIE DESDUME
16-RUBBER DOLLY    EFFO         DEC 2816 10/12/39 91839 WERNER

At this point, Hilton Jefferson left Ella's band and joined Cab Calloway's 
outfit.

17-BABY,WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME? EFFO DEC 25124 02/15/40 67195 
WILLIAMS-WARFIELD
18-TAKE IT FROM THE TOP    EFFO DEC 3236 03/20/40 67358 MCRAE
19-JUBILEE SWING    EFFO DEC 3236 03/20/40 67360 MCRAE-HALE-FIELDS
20-CABIN IN THE SKY    DEC 25125 11/08/40 68330 DUKE-LATOUCHE
21-I'M THE LONESOMEST GAL IN TOWN EFFO  DEC 25123 11/08/40 68331 VON 
TILZER-BROWN

Cab Calloway, v, dir: Mario Bauza-Dizzy Gillespie-Lammar Wright-t/ Tyree 
Glenn-tb-vib/ Quentin Jackson-Keg
Johnson-tb/ Jerry Blake(as JACINTO CHABANI)-cl-as/ Hilton Jefferson-as/ 
Andrew Brown-as-bar/ Chu Berry-Walter Thomas-ts/ Bennie Payne-p/ Danny 
Barker-g/ Milton Hinton-sb/ Cozy Cole-d / Andy Gibson, Benny Carter, Edgar 
Battle, Buster Harding, Don Redman, a.
22-Pickin' The Cabbage Voc 5467 03/08/40 WC-2983-A GILLESPIE
23-Paradiddle          Voc 5467 03/08/40 WC-2985-A GILLESPIE-COLE
24-YOU ARE THE ONE IN MY HEART COL 452 01/16/41 3520    CALLOWAY
25-TAKE THE A TRAIN INST    COL C402 07/03/41 30835    STRAYHORN


Ella With A Twist #4 Recorded 1941 - 1947 CD253D

             This volume continues with Hilton Jefferson with Cab Calloway's 
Orchestra. Born in Danbury, Connecticut, 1903, Hilton Jefferson was an alto 
saxophonist born in perhaps best known for leading the saxophone section 
from 1940–1949 in the Cab Calloway band. Said to have been "a soft, delicate 
saxophone player, with an exquisite sensibility."   Jefferson began his 
professional career as a banjoist in 1925, with Julian Arthur's Orchestra in 
Philadelphia, soon switching permanently to alto and joining Claude Hopkin's 
band in 1929. Through the 30s played with Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, 
Benny Carter, Henry 'Red' Allen and McKinney's Cotton Pickers. In the early 
fifties he performed with Duke Ellington, replacing Willie Smith, but chose 
to become a bank guard to get a more regular income. He continued to perform 
In the 1950s, with Rex Stewart and alumni of the Fletcher Henderson band, 
and with drummer Harry Dial and Noble Sissle.    He was inspired by Benny 
Carter, a musician four yoears his junior.             Cab Calloway, v, dir: 
Mario Bauza-Dizzy Gillespie-Lammar Wright-t/ Tyree Glenn-tb-vib/ Quentin 
Jackson-Keg Johnson-tb/ Jerry Blake(as JACINTO CHABANI)-cl-as/ Hilton 
Jefferson-as/ Andrew Brown-as-bar/ Chu Berry-Walter Thomas-ts/ Bennie 
Payne-p/ Danny Barker-g/ Milton Hinton-sb/ Cozy Cole-d / Andy Gibson, Benny 
Carter, Edgar Battle, Buster Harding, Don Redman, a.                  Ella 
sang on the streets of Harlem in the early thirties and made her debut on 
the stage at the Apollo Theatre for an amateur night in August of 1934. She 
chose the songs 'Judy' and 'The Object of My Affection' winning first prize. 
Unfortunately, because of her disheveled appearance, an additional prize of 
performing at the Apollo for a week was denied her. In 1935,she performed 
with the Tiny Bradshaw Band for a week gig at the Harlem House, where she 
met Chick Webb. Singer with the Chick Webb Band, Charlie Linton encouraged 
the matchup and the diamond in the rough was about to get polished, with 
Chick Webb's guidance. A gig at Yale University followed and history was set 
in motion. It was her hit of 'A-Tisket A-Tasket' that launched her career. 
In 1936, she formed 'Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight' with  Taft 
Jordan-t/ Sandy Williams-tb/ Pete Clark-cl/ Teddy McRae-ts-bar/ Tommy 
Fulford-p/ John Trueheart-g/ Beverley Peer-sb/ Chick Webb-d. In May of 1937, 
Louis Jordan-as, replaced Pete Clark, And Bobby Johnson-g replaced John 
Trueheart. Track 25 has Eddie Barefield-as/ Tommy Fulford-p/ Ulysses 
Livingston-g/ Beverley Peer-sb/ Bill Beason-d  ~ Mickey Clark


Ella With A Twist #4 Recorded 1941 - 1947 CD253D

    Hilton Jefferson continued with Cab Calloway until 1949
1-CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO    COL C402    07/03/41 30836    GORDON-WARREN 
SUN VALLEY SERENADE
2-ST.JAMES INFIRMARY BLUES COL C452 07/24/41 30838    PRIMROSE
3-WE GO WELL TOGETHER    COL C424    07/24/41 30938    ROBIN-KENT
4-HEY DOC! CAB CALLOWAY & TYREE GLENN COL C471 07/24/41    30939 
SAMPSON-GANNON
5-I SEE A MILLION PEOPLE    CAB CALLOWAY & THE PALMER BROTHERS COL C424 
07/24/41 30940 SOUR-CARLISLE
6-CONCHITA        COL C471 07/24/41 30941 CALLOWAY-BARKER
7-BLUES IN THE NIGHT CAB CALLOWAY & PALMER BROTHERS OK 6422 09/10/41 31300 
MERCER-ARLEN
8-SAYS WHO? SAYS YOU,SAYS I! OK 6422 09/10/41 31303 MERCER-ARLEN
9-NAIN,NAIN        COL C568 11/03/41 31640 RAM-CALLOWAY
10-TAPPIN' OFF    INST    COL C568 11/03/41 31641 HARDING
11-OGEECHEE RIVER LULLABY    CAB CALLOWAY & THE CABALIERS    COL C693 
07/27/42 885 CALLOWAY-WOOD-PALMER
12-I GET THE NECK OF THE CHICKEN    CAB CALLOWAY & THE PALMER BROTHERS COL 
C693 07/27/42 886 LOESSER-MCHUGH SEVEN DAYS LEAVE
13-BLUE SERGE SUIT WITH A BELT IN THE BACK     COL C818 07/11/45 35188 
FIELDING-SPICOL-FORTIS
14-AFTERNOON MOON            COL C818 11/13/45 35421 DE LANGE-ELLINGTON
15-GIVE ME TWENTY NICKELS FOR A DOLLAR COL    C903 05/01/47 37686 
WOLF-BRANDT
16-JUNGLE KING        COL C903 05/01/47 37687 DIXON
17-TWO BLOCKS DOWN-TURN TO THE LEFT COL 38227 12/11/47 38506 JAMES-ROGERS
18-CALLOWAY BOOGIE        COL 38227 12/11/47 38508 CALLOWAY-GIBSON

19-THE ONE I LOVE  EFFO                DEC 25123 01/08/41 68561  JONES-KAHN
20-I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME EFFO DEC 25124 07/31/41 2607 
GASKILL-MCHUGH
21-I MUST HAVE THAT MAN    EFFO      DEC 25126 07/31/41 2608 MCHUGH-FIELDS
22-WHEN MY SUGAR WALKS DOWN THE STREET EFFO DEC 18587 07/31/41 2609 
AUSTIN-MCHUGH-MILLS
23-I GOT IT BAD        EFFO    DEC 25125 07/31/41 2610 ELLINGTON-WEBSTER
24-CAN'T HELP LOVIN' THAT MAN EFFO DEC 25126 07/31/41 2612 KERN-HAMMERSTEIN 
SHOWBOAT
25-SOMEBODY NOBODY LOVES  EFFO      DEC 4082 10/28/41 69876 MILLER

Ella With A Twist #5 Recorded 1941 - 1947 CD253E
      Ella would have associations with various vocal groups-the Delta 
Rhythm boys, the Ink Spots, the Day Dreamers and the Four Keys. 1943's 'Cow 
Cow Boogie' is one of the earliest recordings she did with the Ink Spots. On 
this disc, you will find her singing with Johnny Long, Randy Brooks, and 
VicSchoen with 'Flying Home' - an early scat vocal, and Billy Kyle. Billy 
also backed up Teddy Grace, Mildred Bailey , and other singers. Sub-themes 
of this set is Billy Kyle and Claude Jones. Claude was with Harlan 
Lattimore's band and is heard on 'Chant of the Weed,' and Billy Kyle is with 
Rex Stewart's Big Four on two sides from the HRS label in 1947 - Flim Flam 
and Loopin' Lobo. Cuts 11 and 22 feature a singular record with the Billy 
Kyle trio, Finishin' Up A Date and Between Sets. Rust shows this to be the 
only record - at least before 1943 - of Kyle's trio playing without a vocal. 
In the fifties, Kyle would be playing with Louis Armstrong's All Stars. 
Track  one has Ella with Eddie Barefield-as/ Tommy Fulford-p/ Ulysses 
Livingston-g/ Beverley Peer-sb/ Bill Beason-d.  Teddy Grace, born in 1905 in 
Arcadia, Louisiana and was twenty six before she performed in public, having 
been dared to sing with a band.   She sang with Blue Steele's Orchestra, Al 
Stanley's Arcadians, Al Katz's Kittens, Bob Crosby and Lou Holden’s 
Disciples of Rhythm. A move to New York followed and she sang with Mal 
Hallett's Orchestra and made a number of recordings with the band from 
February to October of 1937,  for Decca. She had a number of  sessions as a 
leader, from 1937 - 1940. Some are presented here, because of the presence 
of Billy Kyle.  Decca didn't support her interest in jazz singing, and she 
quit the music business in 1940. By 1943, she joined the WACS, singing at 
bond rallies and other functions, to such an extent that she lost her voice, 
preventing her from talking for six months. She never sang again as her 
singing voice never came back.    Louis Bacon was with Louis Armstrong, 
Benny Carter and Chick Webb in the early thirties.  Included are two sides 
by him recorded in Paris in 1939 for the Swing label. Born in 1904, he 
played trumpet and sang. In 1938, he, and O'Neill Spencer, like Chick Webb, 
who was afflicted with the disease from childhood, contracted tuberculosis, 
but was playing again in 1939 and toured Europe with Willie Lewis and Freddy 
Johnson.   HARLAN LATTIMORE AND HIS CONNIE'S INN ORCHESTRA-Don 
Redman-cl-as-a-v-dir: Langston Curl-Shirley Clay-Sidney de Paris-t/ Claude 
Jones-tb-v/ Quentin Jackson-Benny Morton-tb/ Edward Inge-Rupert Cole-cl-as/ 
Robert Carroll-ts/ Horace Henderson-p-a/ Talcott Reeves-bj-g/ Bob 
Ysaguirre-bb-sb/ Manzie Johnson-d/ Harlan Lattimore-v. ~ Mickey Clark

Ella With A Twist #5 Recorded 1941 - 1947 CD253E

1-YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS EFFO    DEC 4082 10/28/41 69876    RAYE-DE 
PAUL
2-COW COW BOOGIE ELLA FITZGERALD INK SPOTS  DEC 18587 11/03/43 71482 
RAYE-DEPAUL-CARTER
DEC 18605 Johnny McGhee-t/ Unknown-tb/ Bernie McKay-g/Bob Haggart-sb/Johnny 
Blowers-d
3-ONCE TOO OFTEN        DEC 18605 01/17/44 71889 MONACO-GORDON
4-TIME ALONE WILL TELL       DEC 18605 03/16/44 71890 MONACO-GORDON
5-AND HER TEARS FLOWED LIKE WINE JOHNNY LONG DEC 18633 11/01/44 72483 
KENTON-LAWRENCE-GREENE
6-CONFESSIN'       JOHNNY LONG DEC 18633 11/01/44 72484 
NEIBURG-DOUGHERTY-REYNOLDS
7-BENNY'S COMING HOME ON SATURDAY RANDY BROOKS AND HIS ORCHESTRA DEC 18713 
08/29/45 73021 ROBERTS-FISHER
8-KISS GOODNIGHT RANDY BROOKS AND HIS ORCHESTRA DEC 18713 08/29/45 73030 
SLACK-VICTOR-HERMAN
9-FLYING HOME    VIC SCHOEN ELLA FITZGERALD BR 03879 10/04/45 73066 
GOODMAN-HAMPTON-ROBIN
10-DUPREE BLUES    BILLY KYLE TEDDY GRACE DEC 2602 05/09/39 65557 WHITE
11-FINISHIN' UP A DATE    BILLY KYLE-PIANO DEC 2740 05/23/39 65628 KYLE
12-ARKANSAS BLUES BILLY KYLE TEDDY GRACE DEC 2602 05/09/39 65558 
LADA-WILLIAMS
13-Chant Of The Weed - aDR Col S-10006 06/17/32 152217-2
LOUIS BACON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Louis Bacon-t-v/ Eddie Brunner-Albert Ferreri-cl-ts/ Freddy Johnson-p/ Roger 
Chaput-g/ Wilson Myers-sb/ Tommy Benford-d. Paris, June 30, 1939.
14-Shine Swing 185 06/30/39 OSW-92-1  DABNEY-MACK-BROWN
15-Panama Swing 185 06/30/39 OSW-93-1 TYESS
Rex Stewart-c/ Billy Kyle-piano/ John Levy-sb/ Cozy Cole-d
16-FLIM FLAM REX STEWART'S BIG FOUR    HRS 1041 07/01/47 1072 STEWART
17-LOOPIN' LOBO REX STEWART'S BIG FOUR    HRS 1041 07/01/47 1075 STEWART
Decca 23844 Leonard Graham-t/ Al King-tb/ Jimmy Powell-as/ Eddie Heywood-p/ 
Billy Taylor-sb/ William Purnell-d
18-GUILTY            DEC 23844 01/24/47 73786 KAHN-AKST-WHITING
19-SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY  DEC 23844 01/24/47 73787 GREEN-BROWN-HOMER
20-LADY BE GOOD    BOB HAGGART BR 03879  03/19/47 73820 GERSHWIN
21-THAT OLD FEELING DAY DREAMERS    DEC 28049 12/01/47 74301 BROWN-FAIN
22-BETWEEN SETS            BILLY KYLE-PIANO DEC 2740 05/23/39 65629 KYLE
23-I'M JUST A LUCKY SO-AND-SO BILLY KYLE TRIO DEC 18814 02/21/46 73388 
ELLINGTON-DAVID
24-I DIDN'T MEAN A WORD I SAID BILLY KYLE TRIO DEC 18814 02/21/46 73389 
MCHUGH-ADAMSON


Ella with A Twist #6 Recorded 1938 - 1940 CD253F

This album is devoted to Billy Kyle, John Kirby and O'Neill Spencer and the 
different bands they played with. Billy Kyle's band accompanied Ella in 
1946. The story that has come out of this project is about illness. 
Tuberculosis. Chick Webb had contracted the diesase as a child, and his 
foray into drumming was as a therepy for the spinal issues he had to deal 
with. It was felt that the rigorous physical activity wou help to 'loosen 
his spine,' which was curved because of the effects of tuberculosis. Even 
John Kirby who had diabetes, had his health challenges. Born in 1908, he was 
adopted out as a baby and brought up by a minister and his wife. His birth 
name was John Kirk. At the age of nine, he took up the trombone and in 1927, 
trombonist Jimmy Harrison suggested that he switch to tuba, which was still 
popular at the time. Thelma Terry and her Playboys was led by a female 
string bass player who had a very young Gene Krupa in her band. They waxed 
seven sides in 1928. Other string bass leaders were Oliver Bibb and His Joy 
Boys in ca. 1929, London based Spike Hughes,and Walter Page (bb-sb-bar). 
Slam Stewart recorded with Slim Gaillard but never seems to have directed a 
band. Maybe if Ella Fitzgerald had partnered with Slam Stewart they could be 
called Slam 'n Ella. Maybe not.

It seems that John Kirby was the only bass playing band leader during the 
swing era. He did have formal training with Professor Powell Gibson and was 
knowledgeable about classical music, and interested in playing the notes as 
written. Anitra's Dance is a testament to his subtle blend of modern chamber 
jazz and classical music. At the age of fifteen, he embarked on a musical 
career, leaving school behind. By the age of twenty four, he had graduated 
to the New York music scene. John Kirby's first recording was with Bill 
Brown and his Brownies in 1929 for Brunswick. At that time he was still 
playing tuba as well as string bass. I don't have the 78s from that session, 
but on 'Zonky,' Kirby plays very strong tuba, switches to string bass 
midstream and finishes again with tuba. An inspiring precurser to what was 
to come. He would record with Fletcher Henderson (first playing tuba then 
graduating to string bass), Red Allen, Mezz Mezzrow, Wingy Manone, Mildred 
Bailey and Ethel Waters. He was taking bass lessions from Wellman Braud and 
Pops Foster and opted to focus on the bass after 1932. 1934 found him 
playing with Chick Webb's band, but he was desired so much as a session 
musician that he can be found all over the place. July of 1935 found him 
recording on Teddy Wilson's first session with his orchestra, and by January 
1937, he was in a session with Billie Holiday when she organized her own 
orchestra. He started as leader at the Onyx Club. His association with 
Maxine Sullivan, Midge Williams and Teddy Grace would follow. I have 
included both their Vocalion and Decca recordings of Loch Lomond. Midge 
Williams would also record with Teddy Wilson. Charlie Shavers replaced Frank 
Newton on trumpet, resultin in the ensemble that you hear on this volume. 
John Kirby would be gone by forty-three years of age, leaving a legacy of 
his wonderful chamber jazz. ~ Mickey Clark

Ella with A Twist #6 Recorded 1938 - 1940 CD253F

Teddy Grace acc by Jack Teagarden-tb/ Billy Kyle-p/ Dave Barbour-g/ Delmar 
Kaplan-sb/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d. New York,
1-Love Me Or Leave Me TEDDY GRACE Dec 2050  09/01/38       64493-A 
DONALDSON-KAHN
Lionel Hampton: Harry James-t/ Benny Carter-cl-as-a/ Dave Matthews-as/ 
Herschel Evans-Babe Russin-ts/ Billy Kyle-p /John
Kirby-sb/ Joe Jones-d/ Lionel Hampton-vib-v. New York, July 21, 1938.
2-SHOE SHINER'S DRAG LIONEL HAMPTON HMV JO-23 07/21/38 24066 MORTON
3-Crazy Blues TEDDY GRACE Dec 2050 09/01/38 64495-A BRADFORD
4-YOU MUST HAVE BEEN A BEAUTIFUL BABY RED NORVO THREE ICKEYS BR 8240 
09/29/38 23517 MERCER-WARREN    HARD TO GET
Charlie Shavers-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Russell Procope-as/ Billy Kyle-p/ John 
Kirby-sb/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d/ Red
Norvo-x. New York, September 29, 1938.
5-HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN SO SOON?    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4432 09/29/38 23519 
HEYMAN-COSLOW-SILVER
Mildred Bailey acc. by Harry Sosnik's Orchestra: Harry Sosnik dir: Billy 
Butterfield-t/ Jack Jenney-tb/ Jimmy Lytell-cl/ Sal Franzella-bcl/ Billy 
Kyle-p/ Carmen Mastren-g / Charlie Barber-sb / O'NEILL SPENCER-d. New York, 
February 12, 1942.
6-SOMETIMES     HARRY SOSNIK MILDRED BAILEY DEC 4252 02/12/42 70310 
LOMBARDO-KAHN
7-WHEREVER YOU ARE HARRY SOSNIK MILDRED BAILEY DEC 4252 02/12/42 70311 
FRIEND-TOBIAS
Vic Schoen, t, dir: Don Lipsey, t / Murray McEachern, tb / Tony Zimmers, cl 
/ Billy Kyle, p / Frank Victor, g / Haig
Stephens, sb / O'NEILL SPENCER, d. New York, March 31, 1939.
8-You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer (Until You Fall In Love)Dec 2414 
03/31/39 65325-B Franklin-Friend
9-Rock, Rock, Rock-A-Bye Baby Dec 2414 03/31/39 65327-A Robins-Andrews
Teddy Grace Acc. by Charlie Shavers-t/ Sonny Lee-tb/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Billy 
Kyle-p/ Dave Barbour-g/ Delmar Kaplan, sb /
O'NEILL SPENCER-d. New York, May 9, 1939
10-OH DADDY BLUES DEC 2606 05/09/39 65586-A RUSSELL-HERBERT
Sonny Lee or Will Bradley, tb, added. New York, May 23, 1939.
11-Graveyard Blues DEC 2606 05/23/39 65625-A       LAWSON-WHITE
JOHN KIRBY AND HIS ONYX CLUB BOYS: John Kirby-sb-dir: Charlie Shavers-t/ 
Buster Bailey-cl/ Russell Procope-as/ Billy Kyle-p-a/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d-v.

12-REHEARSIN' FOR A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN INST    DEC 2367 10/28/38 64708 
SHAVERS-SHAW
13-PASTEL BLUE    O'NEILL SPENCER    DEC 2367 10/28/38 64710    SHAVERS-SHAW
14-ANITRA'S DANCE        VOC 4890 05/19/39 24677    GRIEG-SHAVERS
15-DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES VOC 4890 05/19/39 24679    JONSON
16-MOON LOVE    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4939 06/14/39 24765 
DAVID-DAVIS-KOSTELANETZ
17-IT SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4939 06/14/39 24768 
TOBIAS-STEPT
18-IMPROMPTU        COL    C14 08/10/39 24995 CHOPIN-YOUNG
19-I CRIED FOR YOU    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4619 09/28/39 23986 
FREED-ARNHEIM-LYMAN
20-BEGIN THE BEGUINE    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4619 09/28/39 23987    PORTER 
JUBILEE
21-WHAT SHALL I SAY?    MILDRED BAILEY    VOC 4632 09/28/39 23988 
TINTURIN
22-LITTLE BROWN JUG        COL C14 10/12/39 2781 SHAVERS
23-MILUMBU                COL 206 04/22/40 26758 SHAVERS-KIRBY
24-CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS        COL 206 07/09/40 26998 JAMES-SWIFT
25-FRASQUITA SERENADE        COL C63 07/09/40 28001 LEHAR
26-CHI MI FRENA                COL C63 07/09/40 28002 DONIZETTI LUCIA

Ella With A Twist #7 Recorded 1937 - 1944 CD253G

This volume starts in May of 1941 with the full John Kirby Sextet Charlie 
Shavers-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Russell Procope-as/ Billy Kyle-p/ John 
Kirby-sb/ O'Neill Spencer-d Born in 1917 - the same year as Ella, trumpeter 
Charlie Shavers had worked with Tiny Bradshaw and Lucky Millinder before 
joining Kirby. Luckey Millinder has recently gained attention by his 
recordings with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was inducted into the Grammy Hall 
Of Fame in 2014, and into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017. In October 
of 1941 Specs Powell-d replaces O'Neill Spencer and arranger Lou Singer 
joined the band. O'Neill had tuberculosis and had to take a year off but 
returned in 1942. Larry Adler is best known from his later recordings but 
was already recording by the late twenties.
Rudy Vallée had connected him to a theatre gig, resulting in orchestra 
leader Paul Ash who got a placement for him as "a ragged urchin, playing for 
pennies".   I have two takes by Grace Hayes of 'I Can't Give You Anything 
But Love' take four has Del Staigers, while take three has an obligato by 
Larry Adler.  Born in Baltimore,Maryland in 1914, he was best known for his 
harmonica playing, but was also proficient at the piano. In 1994, he was an 
integral part of the album 'The Glory of Gershwin', which was promoted by a 
series of live concerts where he played the piano and harmonica at the same 
time. Including Peter Gabriel, Oleta Adams, Elton John, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi 
and Richie Sambora, Meat Loaf,  Kate Bush, Sinéad O'Connor, Robert 
Palmer,Cher, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, Courtney Pine, Issy Van Randwyck, 
Lisa Stansfield and Carly Simon, who sang Gershwin songs with Adler adding 
harmonica solos with an orchestra. Cerys Matthews and Larry paired for a 
2001 television special, the Cerys and Larry Show.
The last four sides are by Bob Howard's Orchestra Howard's real name was 
Howard Joyner. His reason for the change was simple. He wanted to be next to 
Lena Horne in Brian Rust's Personality Book. He wasn't there - I looked. 
Bob's orchestra had Manny Klein-t/ Benny Carter-t-as/ Buster Bailey-cl/ 
Teddy Wilson-p/ Clarence Holiday-g/ Elmer James-sb/ Cozy Cole-d when he 
strted in 1935. Ben Webster-ts would join slightly after and then Rex 
Stewart. And then Bunny Berigan-t/ Artie Shaw-cl/ Babe Russin-ts/ Frank 
Signorelli-p. O'Neill Spencer started with him in 1938.  Around 1936, he had 
both Stan King-d and Dave Barbour-g in his band.  The sides on this disc are 
all from the last session of this band.    Frank Froeba was replaced by 
Billy Kyle in July of 1938 the personnel of which featured Billy Kyle-p/ 
Teddy Bunn-g/ Haig Stephens-sb / O'NEILL SPENCER-d        ~ Mickey Clark



Ella With A Twist #7 Recorded 1937 - 1944 CD253G

Una Mae Carlisle Acc. by Charlie Shavers-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Russell 
Procope-as/ Billy Kyle-p/ John Kirby-sb/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d.
1-YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME    UNA MAE CARLISLE BB 11159 05/01/41 1063839 
BATTLE-BYRON
2-OH! I'M EVIL    UNA MAE CARLISLE BB 11159 05/23/41 1063838 IRVING KIRBY 
WALKER
Maxine Sullivan acc by Frank Newton-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Pete Brown-as/ Babe 
Russin-ts/ Claude Thornhill-p/ John
Kirby-sb/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d
3-Loch Lomond          Voc S-116 08/06/37 21472-1 TRADITIONAL-THORNHILL
4-I'm Coming, Virginia Voc S-116 08/06/37 21473-1
Acc. by John Kirby and his Orchestra: Charlie Shavers-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ 
Russell Procope-as/ Billy Kyle-p/ John
Kirby-sb/ O'NEILL SPENCER-d.
5-LOCH LOMOND    MAXINE SULLIVAN    DEC 3954 06/17/41 69364 
TRADITIONAL-THORNHILL
6-JUST LIKE A GYPSY MAXINE SULLIVAN DEC 3954 06/17/41 69369 SIMONS-BURKE
7-CLOSE SHAVE         VIC 27568 07/25/41 1066895 SHAVERS-KIRBY
8-BUGLER'S DILEMMA     VIC 27568 07/25/41 1066896 SINGER
9-IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON VIC 27598 07/25/41 1066897 HARBURG-ROSE-ARLEN
10-FIFI'S RHAPSODY       VIC 27598 07/25/41 1066898 KIRBY-SHAVERS
11-NIGHT WHISPERS     VIC 27667 10/07/41 1067977 SINGER
12-TWEED ME         VIC 27667 10/07/41 1067978 KYLE
13-MOVE OVER         VIC 27712 10/07/41 1067979 CHARLIE SHAVERS
14-WONDERING WHERE vocal by RUSSELL PROCOPE-BUSTER BAILEY-CHARLIE SHAVERS 
VIC 27712 10/07/41 1067980 SHAVERS
LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY
15-BLUES IN THE NIGHT   LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23524 01/20/44 71699 
ARLEN-MERCER
16-BEGIN THE BEGUINE    LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23319 01/27/44 71710 
PORTER
17-STARDUST         LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23674 02/02/44 71700 HOAGY 
CARMICHAEL
18-THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23674 02/02/44 71725 
ARLEN-MERCER
19-ST.LOUIS BLUES         LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23524 02/02/44 71726 
HANDY
20-HAND TO MOUTH BOOGIE LARRY ADLER JOHN KIRBY DEC 23319 02/02/44 71727 
ADLER-LE WINTER
LEONARD FEATHER’S ALL-STAR JAM BAND: Bobby Hackett-c-g/ Benny Carter-Pete 
Brown-t-as/ Joe Marsala-cl/ Billy Kyle-p/ Hayes Alvis-sb/ Cozy Cole-d. New 
York
21-Twelve Bar Stampede Blues               Dec 18111 04/20/39 65437-A 
FEATHER
22-Feather Bed (Concentration Camp Lament) Dec 18111 04/20/39 65438-A 
FEATHER

Bob Howard Orchestra Billy Kyle-p/ Teddy Bunn-g/ Haig Stephens-sb / O'NEILL 
SPENCER-d / Bob Howard, v.
23-ANY RAGS?                    BOB HOWARD DEC 2112 07/26/38 64348 ALLAN
24-KENTUCKY,SURE AS YOU'RE BORN    BOB HOWARD DEC 2112 07/26/38 64347 
LESLIE-GILLESPIE-SHAY
25-KEEPIN' OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW    BOB HOWARD AND HIS BOYS    BOB HOWARD DEC 
2730 07/26/38 64344 WALLER-RAZAF
26-YOU BETTER COME BACK    BOB HOWARD AND HIS BOYS    BOB HOWARD    DEC 2730 
06/27/38 64232 MCCARTHY-BIRD-HOWARD


Ella With A Twist #8 Recorded 1937 - 1952 CD253H

This volume continues with Billy Kyle and O'Neill Spencer playing with Milt 
Herth's outfit O'Neill does all the vocals.         Frank Newton was Charlie 
Shaver's predecessor in the Kirby outfits. He played with Cecil Scott and 
his Bright Boys in 1929, Sam Wooding's Orchestra from 1929 - 1934 in Benny 
Carter's Orchestra in 1932, Bessie Smith in 1933, Teddy Hill, Mezz Mezzrow 
and his Swing Band and Art Karle in 1936, Charlie Barnet's band and  Jerry 
Kruger and her Knights of Rhythm in 1937, Buster Bailey's Rhythm Busters, 
and replaced Hoy Lips Page for Billie Holiday's Commodore session in April 
of 1939, as well as having his own band, Frank Newton and his Uptown 
Serenaders from 1937 - 1939, The Port of Harlem Jazzmen in 1939, Maxine 
Sullivan, Teddy Wilson's Orchestra, just to name a few. Born in 1908, he was 
a strong advocate for black rights, and was a member of the communist party. 
Even Larry Adler (see disc 7) was accused of being a communist. Milt Herth's 
specialty was the Hammond organ which was new in 1935. Amplified pianos were 
already around in 1930, with instruments such as the Neo-Bechstein Grand and 
the Storeytone piano.In the mid thirties, there were amplified reed organs 
such as the Everett Orgatron. The Neo-Bechstein Grand had no soundboard - 
just a microphone for the audio. Both the storeytone piano and the Everett 
had pickups like a guitar. The Storeytone had a speaker behind the strings 
which resulted in a very long sustain capabilities. This album features the 
first recordings Ella made with Sy Oliver. Starting on disc eleven, the 
focus will be on Sy Oliver, and his work as musician and arranger for Jimmie 
Lunceford, Tommy Dorsey, followed by his own orchestra. Ella really is 
coming into her own distinctive sound about this time. I feel that in her 
time with Chick Webb, she didn't sing the songs that required subtlety. In 
the mid forties, she had a little bit more capacity to lay back and sing 
more gently and fluidly. Of course, the development of amplifiers was well 
on it's way by the mid thirties, but having a monitor so one can her one's 
self over a large orchestra was a fairly new thing, and allowed for a much 
more intimate style that she would use to great effect in the Gershwin and 
other sonbook albums she would record so much later.  ~Mickey Clark




Ella With A Twist #8 Recorded 1937 - 1952 CD253H


Frank Newton-t/ Buster Bailey-cl/ Pete Brown-as/ Willie "The Lion" Smith-p/ 
Jimmy McLin-g/ John Kirby-sb/ O'Neill Spencer-d-v. New York, July 14, 1937.
1-GET ACQUAINTED WITH YOURSELF WILLIE THE LION SMITH O'NEILL SPENCER DEC 
1380    07/14/37 62372 CAHN-CHAPLIN
2-THAT OLD STAMPING GROUND WILLIE THE LION SMITH    O'NEILL SPENCER DEC 1380 
07/14/37 62375    BISHOP-SMITH-LA FRENIERE
3-BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN MILT HERTH-WILLIE SMITH-O'NEILL SPENCER O'NEILL 
SPENCER DEC 1612 01/07/38 63136 CAHN-CHAPLIN-SECUNDA-JACOBS
4-BIG DIPPER MILT HERTH-WILLIE SMITH-O'NEILL SPENCER O'NEILL SPENCER DEC 
1612 01/07/38 63137 CLINTON
5-MONKEYS HAVE NO TAILS IN PAGO PAGO    MILT HERTH TRIO    O'NEILL SPENCER 
DEC 2964 10/13/39 91843 RAYE-SCHOEN-ZARET-SECLAN
6-HEZEKIAH MILT HERTH TRIO O'NEILL SPENCER DEC 3032 10/13/39 91845 JACOBS-DE 
PAUL-CLINTON
7-GOOFUS       MILT HERTH TRIO INST    DEC 3251 04/15/40 67542 KING
8-DARDANELLA MILT HERTH TRIO INST    DEC 3284 04/15/40 67544 
FISHER-BERNARD-BLACK
9-I DON'T WANT THE WORLD SY OLIVER DEC 27061 08/20/48 5595 HEATH-LANGE
10-IT'S TOO SOON TO KNOW ILLINOIS JACQUET DEC 24497 08/20/48 74590 DEBORAH 
CHESSLER
11-I CAN'T GO ON ILLINOIS JACQUET    DEC 24497 08/20/48 74591 HENRY 
B.GLOVER-SALLY NIX
12-BLACK COFFEE     GORDON JENKINS  DEC 24646 04/27/49 74864 WEBSTER-BURKE
13-LOVER'S GOLD        GORDON JENKINS    DEC 24646 04/27/49 74865 
NEVINS-MERRILL
14-IN THE EVENING    SY OLIVER      DEC 24780 09/20/49 75279 CARR
15-TALK FAST,MY HEART,TALK FAST SY OLIVER DEC 24780 09/20/49 75280 RAYE-DE 
PAUL
16-I'M WAITING FOR THE JUNKMAN SY OLIVER DEC 24868 09/20/49 75281 DEMETRIUS
17-BASIN STREET BLUES SY OLIVER    DEC 24868 09/20/49 75282 WILLIAMS
18-I'VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING SY OLIVER DEC 27120 03/06/50 75937 
ARLEN-KOELER
19-PEAS AND RICE              SY OLIVER DEC 27120 03/06/50 75939 
POLLARD-GABLER
20-M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I    SY OLIVER    DEC 27061 05/01/50 5594 
WILLIAMS-SIMMONS
21-LONESOME GAL    SY OLIVER        DEC 27453 01/12/51 80337 SCHUMANN-BROOKS
22-BEANBAG SONG    SY OLIVER        DEC 27453 01/12/51 80338 LESTER-DE LUGG
23-THERE NEVER WAS A BABY LIKE YOU SY OLIVER DEC 27724 07/18/51 81288 
STYNE-COMDEN-GREEN TWO ON THE AISLE
24-GIVE A LITTLE-GET A LITTLE SY OLIVER DEC 27724 07/18/51 81289 
STYNE-COMDEN-GREEN TWO ON THE AISLE
25-GUY IS A GUY    SY OLIVER            DEC 28049 05/24/52 82319 BRAND

Ella With A Twist #9 Recorded 1940 - 1953 CD253I

        Louis Jordan was born on July 8, 1908, in Brinkley, Arkansas, son of 
a James Aaron Jordan, a music teacher and bandleader for the Brinkley Brass 
Band and the Rabbit's Foot Minstrels. The 'Foot' was a travelling minstrel 
show founded by Pat Chapelle, a theatre owner and entrepreneur from 
Jacksonville, Florida in 1900. Chapelle was instrumental in forming 
'LaVilla' an African-American region of Jacksonville.       A talented 
musician, he played guitar, piano and was renowned for playing the banjo. 
By 1913, blues singer Ida Cox had joined the troupe, and Louis was to start 
his music lessons two years later, at seven years of age. Other performers 
for the 'Foot' were Arthur "Happy" Howe, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Bessie Smith, 
Butterbeans and Susie, Tim Moore, Big Joe Williams, Louis Jordan, Brownie 
McGhee, Rufus Thomas, and Charles Neville.         A few years later, Louis 
continued his studies at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. The 
following personnel includes a twenty-one year old Louis. Chick Webb's 
Orchestra in 1929 - this session would have Ward Pinkett-t-v/ Edwin 
Swayzee-t/ Robert Horton-tb/ Hilton Jefferson-Louis Jordan-cl-as/ Elmer 
Williams-cl-ts/ Don Kirkpatrick-p/ John Trueheart-bj-g/ Elmer James-bb/ 
Chick Webb-d Louis Jordan-ts was with Chick Webb's band on it's first 
session with an issued take, replacing Ed Williams, but didn't stay very 
long and was gone after recording two titles, returning in October of 1936, 
replacing Edgar Sampson-ts-a, but was gone again by February of 1939. 1930 
found him in Philadelphia with Charlie Gaines's Orchestra. In 1932, a trip 
to New York with the band resulted in a recording session with Clarence 
William's band.He played in Louis Armstrong's band in 1932 and replaced Pete 
Clark in Ella Fitzgerald's Savoy Eight in May of 1937 and would remain until 
Hilton Jefferson replaced him in 1938. He had formed his  Elks Rendezvous 
Band in December of 1938, backing up vocalist Rodney Sturgis. His lineup was 
Courtney Williams-t/ Louis Jordan-as/ Lem Johnson-ts/ Clarence-Johnson-p/ 
Charlie Drayton-sb/ Walter Martin-d. In 1936, he re-connected with Chick 
Webb, joined his band and did his first vocal, 'Gee, But You're Swell,' and 
made a foray into being the frontman for the band. As Chick Webb had a 
spinal deformity from tuberculosis, a necessary position in the band was 
filled with Louis Jordan bringing energy and humor to an already feel-good 
band.      His band was invited to open for the Mills Brothers at the 
Capitol Theatre.   This explains the presence of the Mills Brothers in his 
radio show 'Here Comes Louis Jordan,' as well as Dorothy Donegan. ~ Mickey 
Clark

Ella With A Twist #9 Recorded 1940 - 1953 CD253I
1-TRYING              LEROY KIRKLAND DEC 28375 08/11/52 83243 VAUGHN
2-MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN LEROY KIRKLAND DEC 28375 08/13/52 83247 
TRADITIONAL
3-I CAN'T LIE TO MYSELF JERRY GRAY    DEC 28589 02/04/53 6955 JIMMIE 
JAMES-BOB HART
4-DON'T WAKE ME UP      JERRY GRAY    DEC 28589 02/04/53 6956 BENNIE 
BENJAMIN-GEORGE WEISS
5-MELANCHOLY ME SY OLIVER      DEC 29008 12/23/53 85592 THOMAS-BIGGS
                      LOUIS JORDAN AND HIS TYMPANY FIVE
Here Comes Louis Jordan - Radio Show Featurine The Mills Brothers and 
Dorothy donegan
6-a)Intro
7-b)IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY LOUIS JORDAN TRA 01/01/42 
AUSTIN-JORDAN
8-c)LUCY BROWN-MILLS BROTHERS RENE-RENE
9-d)AFTER YOU'VE GONE DOROTHY DONEGAN CREAMER-LAYTON
10-e)DON'T WORRY 'BOUT THAT MULE LOUIS JORDAN TRA 01/01/42 JORDAN
11-f)Closing
12-YOU RUN YOUR MOUTH    LOUIS JORDAN DEC 7705 01/25/40 67112 ARMSTRONG
13-HARD LOVIN' BLUES    YACK TAYLOR  DEC 7705 01/25/40 67114 UNKNOWN
14-WHAT'S THE USE OF GETTING SOBER? LOUIS JORDAN DEC 23629 07/21/42 71126 
MEYERS
15-CHICKS I PICK ARE TENDER,SLENDER AND TALL LOUIS JORDAN DEC 23629 07/21/42 
71127 JACKSON
16-THAT'LL JUST ABOUT KNOCK ME OUT LOUIS JORDAN DEC 10126 07/21/42 71129 
WILLIAMS-WILSON
17-FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE LOUIS JORDAN DEC 10126 07/21/42 71132 BRESLER-WYNN
18-RATION BLUES                        DEC 8654 10/04/43 3204 
JORDAN-COSEY-CLARK
19-IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY?  DEC 8659 10/04/43 3205 AUSTIN-JORDAN 
FOLLOW THE BOYS
20-DEACON JONES                        DEC 8654 10/04/43 3206 
LANGE-HEATH-LORING
21-G.I.JIVE                        DEC 8659 03/15/44 71872 MERCER
22-MY BABY SAID YES       BING CROSBY DEC 23417 07/26/44 3477 WALTERS-ROBIN
23-YOUR SOCKS DON'T MATCH BING CROSBY DEC 23417 07/26/44 3479 CARR-CORDAY
24-CHOO CHO CH'BOOGIE        DEC 23610 01/23/46 73305 HORTON-DARLING-GABLER
25-AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN?     DEC 23669 01/23/46 73306 
DEMITRIUS-MOORE
26-THAT CHICK'S TOO YOUNG TO FRY      DEC 23610 01/23/46 73307 
EDWARD-HILLIARD
27-IF IT'S LOVE YOU WANT...      DEC 23669 06/26/46 73643 ROBIN
28-AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS  DEC 23741 06/26/46 73644 
WHITNEY-KRAMER


Ella With A Twist #10 Recorded 1944 - 1956        CD253J

Louis left Webb's band in 1938 to form a new band at the  the Elk's 
Rendezvous in Harlem, making a number of recordings in 1939. Louis 
Jordan-cl-as-bar-v-dir: Courtney Williams-t/ Lemuel Johnson-ts/ Clarence 
Johnson-p/ Charlie Drayton-sb/ Walter Martin-d   The name Tympany Five came 
in December of 1939.  In November of 1939, Stafford Simon would replace 
Lemuel Johnson on tenor sax. Female vocalist Yack Taylor would join in 1940. 
March, 1940, Kenneth Hollon-ts, would replace Stafford Simon, and Arnold 
Thomas-p would replace Clarence Johnson on piano. By April of 1941, the 
lineup would be Freddy Webster-t/ Stafford Simon-cl-ts/ Arnold Thomas-p/ 
Henry Turner-sb/ Walter Martin-d . In the November 1941 Chicago session the 
lineup would be Eddie Roane-t/ Louis Jordan-ts/ Arnold Thomas/p/ Dallas 
Bartley/sb/ Walter Martin/d. His R&B and country music would have been very 
popular during the war as being distinctively American.    His 1945 
recording of Caldonia was a million seller. From 1946 -1960, he set up home 
in Phoenix, Arizona.   1954  saw his last side for Decca and started with 
Aladdin Records.   By 1956, he was with Mercury. In 1987, he was inducted 
into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.  His life story would be written into 
the musical 'Five Guys Named Moe' in 1990. The Delta Rhythm Boys, formed at 
Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, in 1934. Bass Lee Gaines was 
asked to select singers for the group. He chose first tenor Elmaurice 
Miller, second tenor Traverse Crawford, and baritone Essie Atkins to be the 
original lineup for the group. Lee would still be there in 1987. First tenor 
Miller would stay until 1944, replaced with Carl Jones until 1960,  replaced 
with Herb Coleman, until 1974, then Walter Trammell  until 1987. First tenor 
Clinton Holland was with the group from 1940 - 1944. The original secontd 
tenor was Traverse Crawford, replaced with Ray Beatty in 1975, who stayed 
with the goup until 1987 The original baritone was Essie Atkins, replaced in 
1940 by Harry Lewis, who was replaced by Kelsey Pharr in 1943, who stayed 
until 1960.Cliff Holland stood in for Kelsey Pharr, and Hugh Bryant took the 
baritone chair in 1962 until 1987. The original group had moved to Dillard 
University, under the names Frederick Hall Quinetette and the New Orleans 
Quintette. Frederick Hall had been the director at Jackson University and 
Dillard's musical departments. Ella had sung with Jerry Gray's Orchestra in 
1953. A composer and arranger, Gray had worked with Glenn Miller.    Jerry 
is best known for 'A String Of Pearls,' 'Here We Go Again' and 'Caribbean 
Clipper, 'all recorded by Glenn Miller's band and others.Cuts 24 and 25 are 
here to show what else was happening with the Jerry Gray's band - aside from 
the ones with Ella Fitzgerald. ~ Mickey Clark

Ella With A Twist #10 Recordeed 1944 - 1956        CD153J

1-LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL         DEC 23741 06/26/46 73645 SPO-DE-ODE 
FLEECIE MOORE
2-OPEN THE DOOR,RICHARD         DEC 23841 10/10/46 4351 
MCVEA-HOWELL-FLETCHER-MASON
3-EVERY MAN TO HIS PROFESSION   DEC 24633 04/23/47 73884 JORDAN-TENNYSON
4-WE CAN'T AGREE                  DEC 24483 11/24/47 4573    GRAY-JORDAN
5-YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK,BABY MARTHA DAVIS DEC 24502 12/10/47 4631 
GORDON-CARTER
6-DADDY-O    MARTHA DAVIS                     DEC 24502 12/10/47 4634 
RAYE-DE PAUL A SONG IS BORN
7-DON'T BURN THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS      DEC 24483 12/18/47 4632 
CARTER-GORDON-JORDAN
8-COLE SLAW                 DEC 24633 04/12/49 74834 STONE
9-BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE LOUIS JORDAN-ELLA FITZGERALD LOUIS JORDAN ELLA 
FITZGERALD DEC 24644 04/28/49 74866 LOESSER-STYNE
10-DON'T CRY CRY BABY     LOUIS JORDAN ELLA FITZGERALD DEC 24644 04/28/49 
74877 TEPPER-MARTINI-MAHER
11-SATURDAY NIGHT FISH FRY-PARTS   DEC 24725 08/09/49 75123 JORDAN-WALSH
12-ALL OF ME     VALLI FORD    DEC 28335 11/28/51 81913 SIMONS-MARKS
13-COCK-A DOODLE DOO         DEC 27784 01/01/52 81321 HORTON
14-TRUST IN ME         DEC 27784 05/01/52 81122 AGER-WAVER-SCHWARTZ
15-THERE GOES MY HEART      DEC 28335 06/01/52 81914 SILVER-DAVIS
16-YOU DIDN'T WANT ME BABY      DEC 28543 10/01/52    83683 MOORE-WASHINGTON
17-MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS A BED   DEC 28543 10/01/52 83684 RAY MCKINLEY
18-BIG BESS         MER 70993 10/23/56 YB14370 MCCRAE-THOMAS
19-CAT SCRATCHIN'         MER 70993 10/23/56 YB14371 REFOND 
0
Acc DEC 23425-:Rene De Knight-p/ Hy White-g/ Haig Stephens-sb/ George 
Wettling-d
20-IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON ELLA FITZGERALD AND DELTA RHYTHM BOYS    DEC 23425 
03/27/45 72798 ARLEN-ROSE-HARBURG
21-CRY YOU OUT OF MY HEART ELLA FITZGERALD & DELTA RHYTHM BOYS DEC 23425 
03/27/45 72799 LANGE-HEATH-LORING
22-INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL ELLA FITZGERALD & INK SPOTS DEC 23356 
08/30/44 72370    ROBERTS-FISHER
23-I'M MAKING BELIEVE ELLA FITZGERALD & INK SPOTS DEC 23356 08/30/44 72371 
GORDON-MONACO SWEET AND LOW DOWN
24-I DON'T CARE IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE JERRY GRAY CREW CHIEFS DEC    27179 
08/14/50 5776 DAVID
25-VAGABOND SHOES                        JERRY GRAY CREW CHIEFS DEC 27179 
08/14/50 5776 SAXON-GALLOP


Ella With A Twist #11  Recorded 1929-1945        CD253K
      I couldn't leave out Leonard Feather as he was such an integral part 
of the jazz scene in the forties. This volume kicks off with 'A Suite in 
Four Comfortable Quaters - a piano duo with Dan Burley.  Sy Oliver started 
away back in 1929 with Zach Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels. I have included 
a Biltmore issue of West End Blues, featuring trumpet work by Sy himself. He 
was with Zach Whyte from January, 1929 until November,1931. He was with 
Jimmie Lunceford from June of 1930, playing trumpet in their first session 
for Victor in1930, until Gerald Wilson took over the trumpet seat in August 
of 1939, with
        Sy was arranging only after that session. Gerald Wilson would also 
arrange for Lunceford.      Sy was with Tommy Dorsey from May 1939, 
continuing to arrange sporadically for Lunceford until 1942 during which 
time, arrangements were also done by Bill Finegan, who along with Eddie 
Sauter, formed the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. Sy Oliver also did vocals but 
it was not his particular forte. Vocals were mostly by Dan Grissom, and 
occasionally by Trummy Young. Melvin James "Sy" Oliver was born in 1910 in 
Battle Creek, Michigan to a piano teacher mother, and his father who was 
talented musician, playing multiple instruments. He demonstrated saxophones 
when they were  rarely used outside of marching bands. Sy left home at 17 to 
play with Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels and later with Alphonse 
Trent, singing, playing trumpet and arranging. He became known for his 
"growling" horn. He wrote many songs including "Yes Indeed" and "Swingin' on 
Nothin'" and "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", which he 
co-wrote with Trummy Young in 1939. In 1933, he joined Lunceford's unit and 
played until February of 1940, when he started devoting his energy to 
arranging such tunes as "My Blue Heaven" and "Ain't She Sweet", as well as 
his original composition "For Dancers Only" which became Lunceford's  theme 
song. Pianist Ed Wilcox was to arrang the ballads while Sy was given the job 
of arranging the up-tempo numbers. He was doing vocals with Jimmie 
Lunceford, and arranging until 1939, when he was hired by Tommy Dorsey who 
offered a pay increase of over $5,000 a year, becoming part of a small group 
of African-Americans to work with a white band, on the heels of Goodman's 
hiring of Fletcher Henderson. His arrangements were the basis of Dorsey's 
transition to swing. At the time, other arrangers with Dorsey would be Axel 
Stordahl, for ballads. You'll find some of his arrangements with Tommy 
Dorsey on volume twelve of this set. ~ Mickey Clark


Ella With A Twist #11  Recorded 1929-1945        CD253K
SUITE IN FOUR COMFORTABLE QUARTERS (BURLEY-FEATHER) LEONARD FEATHER-DAN 
BURLEY-p/ Tiny Grimes-g/ Jack Lesberg-sb/ Morey Feld-d/ 1945
1-(a)-BEDROOM BLUES
2-(b)-LIVINGROOM ROMP
3-(c)-KITCHEN CONNIPTION
4-(d)-BATHROOM BOOGIE
    Sy Oliver - trumpet and arranger
Zach Whyte-bj-dir: Sy Oliver-Bubber Whyte-Henry Savage-t/ Floyd Brady-tb/ 
Earl Tribble-Snake Richardson-Clarence Paige-as/ Al Sears-ts-bar/ Herman 
Chittison-p/ Montgomery Morrison-bb/ William Benton-d/
5-WEST END BLUES ZACH WHYTE'S CHOCOLATE BEAU-BRUMMELS GEN 6798/BIL 1024 
02/26/29 14837-A OLIVER-WILLIAMS
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
6-WHITE HEAT        BB 5713    01/26/34 81324    WILL HUDSON aWH
7-JAZZNOCRACY        BB 5713    01/26/34 81325    WILL HUDSON aWH
8-SOPHISTICATED LADY    DEC 129    09/04/34 38531    ELLINGTON aWS
9-MOOD INDIGO        DEC 131    09/04/34 38532    ELLINGTON-MILLS-BIGARD aWS
10-ROSE ROOM        DEC 131    09/04/34 38533    WILLIAMS-HICKMAN aWS
11-UNSOPHISTICATED SUE    TRIO DEC 129 09/05/34 38543 SIMON-RAYMOND-RAZAF 
aSO
12-I'M WALKING THROUGH HEAVEN WITH YOU HENRY WELLS DEC 682 12/18/34 39173 
LUNCEFORD-TURNER aEW
13-CHARMAINE    DAN GRISSOM DEC 514 09/30/35 60015 RAPEE-POLLOCK aSO
14-MY BLUE HEAVEN    TRIO    DEC 3520 12/23/35 60274    DONALDSON-WHITING 
aSO
15-I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC WILLIE SMITH DEC 682 12/23/35 60275    FRED 
ROSE-JIMMIE LUNCEFORD aEW
16-COUNT ME OUT    DAN GRISSOM DEC 1229 01/18/37 61532 LUNCEFORD-CURTIS-TAFT 
aED
I have included all Jimmie Lunceford tracks where Sy Oliver is playing, and 
any subsequent tracks he composed or arranged
17-LINGER AWHILE DAN GRISSOM DEC 1229 01/26/37 61551 ROSE-OWENS aSO
18-FOR DANCERS ONLY      DEC 1340 06/15/37 62223 OLIVER aSO
19-COQUETTE      DAN GRISSOM DEC 1340 06/15/37 62259 KAHN-LOMBARDO aSO
20-POSIN'         WILLIE SMITH DEC 1355 07/08/37 62344 SAMMY CAHN-SAUL 
CHAPLIN aSO
21-HONEY,KEEP YOUR MIND ON ME DAN GRISSOM DEC 1355 07/08/37 62346 
PORTER-ROBERTS-LUNCEFORD aED
22-LIKE A SHIP AT SEA DAN GRISSOM DEC 1617 11/05/37 DLA1011 
LUNCEFORD-WELCHER aEW
23-MARGIE        TRUMMY YOUNG DEC 1617 01/06/38 63133 DAVIS-CONRAD-YOUNG aSO
24-BABY,WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME? JOE THOMAS VOC 4667 01/31/39 24051 
WARFIELD-WILLIAMS aSO
25-MIXUP                PAR R2797 02/07/39 24084 OLIVER aSO
26-BLUE BLAZES        VOC 4667 02/07/39 24086    OLIVER aSO


Ella With A Twist #12 Recorded 1939 - 1950 CD153L

Sy Oliver continued with Tommy Dorsey, sharing arranging with Axel Stordahl 
until 1946 when he formed his own band. I have included both Tommy Dorsey's 
and  Gene Krupa's recordings of Oliver's composition Opus One, with the 
vocal sung by Anita O'Day. One of his final his with Tommy Dorsey was his 
1946 arrangement of
'On the Sunny Side of the Street,' which proved to be a big hit. He went on 
to be musical director for Decca throughout the fifties. You will find his 
band accompanying various vocalists such as Ethel Mermen, Ray Borger, Sammy 
Davis Jr. Jack Owens and the Mills Brothers on this disc and disc 14. He 
arranged an album for Frank Sinata in 1961,  'I Remember Tommy,' a tribute 
in remembrance of their time with Tommy Dorsey.June 26, 1950, Sy Oliver and 
his Orchestra recorded the first American versions of 'C'est Si Bon  and 'La 
Vie En Rose' with Louis Armstrong, both can be found on volume 14 of this 
set.In 1974 he was playing every night with a small combo at the Rainbow 
Room in Manhattan, continuing until his retirement in 1984, occasionally 
taking time off to make festival or other dates, including at the Roseland 
Ballroom, again in New York. Composer-pianist-vocalist John Milton "Jack" 
Owens was born in 1912, in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
and had started with small, local Chicago radio stations holding up applause 
signs then went on to vaudeville, evolving to radio fame on NBC and ABC as a 
singing star. His music found it's way into film scores, being used in 
1941's San Antonio Rose and 1953's 'From Here to Eternity.' He starred in 
'Don McNeil's Breakfast Club,' the longest running network radio show,  and 
became known as "The Cruising Crooner" with his routine of singing directly 
to an audience member, sitting on their laps, causing blushes and giggles. 
He signed with Decca in 1948 and was one of the most popular of male singers 
during the swing era. His songs were performed by Gene Autry,Pat Boone, Nat 
"King" Cole, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Woody Herman, Don Ho, Ferlin Husky, 
Spike Jones, Sammy Kaye, Kay Kyser, Freddy Martin, The Merry Macs,Glenn 
Miller, Vaughn Monroe,The Platters, Roy Rogers, Dinah Shore,Frank Sinatra 
Orrin Tucker, Andy Williams  and many more. He also had his own show, The 
'Jack Owens Show' also known as 'The Brunch Bunch,' an early TV show, and 
received two Emmy nominations.  ~ Mickey Clark



Ella With A Twist #12 Recorded 1939 - 1950 CD253L

1-EASTER PARADE TRUMMY YOUNG PAR R2754 04/07/39 24351 BERLIN aSO
Sy does not play on the following Lunceford recordings but is 
composer,arranger or both.
2-DINAH JOE THOMAS COL 36054 02/28/40 LA2164 LEWIS-YOUNG-AKST aSO
3-BLUES IN THE NIGHT    ORCHESTRA DEC 4125 12/22/41 70094 ARLEN-MERCER aSO
4-BABY,ARE YOU KIDDING?    DELTA RHYTHM BOYS DEC 23451 08/08/45 L3906 SY 
OLIVER-CHOLLY ATKINSON
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Sy Oliver arrangements
Dorsey info
https://www.colorado.edu/amrc/sites/default/files/attached-files/gma_3_1.09_1943.pdf
5-QUIET PLEASE TOMMY DORSEY BB 10810 07/17/40 1051280  OLIVER
6-SO WHAT! TOMMY DORSEY BB 10810 07/17/40 1051878 OLIVER
7-SWING HIGH    TOMMY DORSEY VIC 27249 10/16/40 1055109 OLIVER
8-SWANEE RIVER    TOMMY DORSEY VIC 27233 10/16/40 1055112 FOSTER

9-STARDUST TOMMY DORSEY    FRANK SINATRA AND THE PIED PIPERS VIC 27233 
11/11/40 1055158  CARMICHAEL
10-FOR YOU TOMMY DORSEY JO STAFFORD VIC 36399 01/20/41 1060348 DUBIN-BURKE
11-DEEP RIVER    TOMMY DORSEY VIC 36396 02/17/41 1060905 TRADITIONAL
12-YES INDEED! TOMMY DORSEY JO STAFFORD SY OLIVER VIC 20-1550 02/17/41 
1060908 OLIVER
13-YES INDEED BOB CROSBY'S BOB CATS BING CROSBY-CONNEE BOSWELL DEC 3689 
12/13/40 2272 OLIVER
14-WELL,GIT IT    TOMMY DORSEY VIC 27887 03/09/42 72172 OLIVER
15-MANDY,MAKE UP YOUR MIND    TOMMY DORSEY VIC 20-1522 07/01/42 1075404 
CLARKE-TURK-MEYER-JOHNSTON
16-OPUS ONE TOMMY DORSEY VIC 20-1608 11/14/44 D4VB1033 OLIVER
17-OPUS ONE GENE KRUPA ANITA O'DAY COL 37224 08/21/45 35110 OLIVER
18-OPUS TWO TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA DEC 27211 08/29/50    W76763T14
19-BLUE AND SENTIMENTAL SY OLIVER MILLS BROTHERS DEC 28309 02/04/52 L6629 
BASIE-LIVINGSTON-DAVID
20-YOU'RE A SWEETHEART  JACK OWENS 3 BEAUS AND A PEEP SY OLIVER DEC 24935 
01/06/50 W75671T10A ADAMSON-MCHUGH
21-CROSS YOUR HEART    JACK OWENS 3 BEAUS AND A PEEP    DEC 24935 01/06/50 
W75674T7A GENSLER-DE SYLVA
22-DEARIE  ETHEL MERMAN RAY BOLGER SY OLIVER DEC 24873    01/04/50  75662 
MANN-HILLIARD
23-I SAID MY PAJAMAHS    ETHEL MERMAN & RAY BOLGER DEC 24873 01/04/50 75663 
WYLE-POLLA

Ella With A Twist #13 Recorded 1939-1949 CD253M

Billy May-t-a-v was born in 1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started off 
as a tuba player in his high school band. by 1933, he was playing with Gene 
Olsen's Polish-American Orchestra, and other local bands, with Sy adding 
trumpet to his skills. After hearing Charlie Barnet on the radio, he met 
Barnet and said he would like to write arrangements for his band, and he 
replaced Johnny Mendell in July of 1939.The lineup in Barnett's band at the 
time was Charlie Barnet-ss-as-ts-v-dir/ Bob Burnet-Billy May-John Owen-t/ 
Ben Hall-Don Ruppersberg-Bill Robertson-tb/ Kurt Bloom-Gene Kinsey-as/ Don 
McCook-James Lamare-ts/ Bill Miller-p/ Bus Etri-g/ Phil Stevens-sb/ Ray 
Michaels-d/ The results of the collaboration were May's arrangement of 
'Cherokee,'  a satiric song, 'The Wrong Idea,' which lampooned the 'Mickey 
Mouse' and sweet bands of the era.  I hope you like my mix of the Cherokee 
and Redkin Rhumba - they seem to go together. Cherokee was written by 
British bandleader Ray Noble, and Redskin Rhumba was written by Charlie 
Barnet, using the pseudonym of Dale Bennett. Billy May is best known for his 
association with
the Looney Tunes series of cartoons, and he recorded a number of sides with 
Mel Blanc, issued on 78 rpm.
By 1940, he left Barnet's band and started arranging for Glenn Miller, but 
found it a hard go. I imagine that egos got in the way, and many of his 
arrangements for Miller were never recorded.
May conducted and arranged for the Harold Arlen Songbook for Ella's Verve 
double album, all recorded in 1960 and 1961. The Gershwin Song Book #1 was 
directed by Norman Granz and for Gershwin #2 the orchestra and arrangements 
were by Nelson Riddle. 'Here We Go Again' was composed by Jerry Gray, one of 
the arrangers in the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Gray also backed Ella for a 
number of sides. Two are on disc 9 of thei set, and two. The recording 
reached # 25 on the Billboard pop singles chart in April, 1944 in a one-week 
chart run.  'Here we Go Again' was also performed by Glenn Miller with the 
Army Air Force Band. The recording ban in 1942 really threw a wrench into 
the works for the big bands, and they couldn't record again until a year or 
two later. The issue of the song was dlayed until 1944 because of the ban. 
Mildred Bailey returns with the Ellis Larkins Trio. Ella had recorded with 
Ellis Larkins in 1980 for 'Ella Sings Gershwin.' He was the composer as well 
of 'I Don't Want To Miss Mississippi'
The last tracks on this volume return the focus again to Sy Oliver, with 
vocals by Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong.

Ella With A Twist #13 Recorded 1939-1949 CD253M
1-Cherokee-Redskin Rhumba 07/17/39  Noble arr:May BB 10373/BB 10 10944 
10/14/40 1056486 BENNETT
Buffy Boy was written by Lionel Hampton and Benny Goodman allumnus, Bud 
'Buffy' Estes
2-THE WRONG IDEA CHARLIE BARNET BILLY MAY BB 10804 10/09/39 1042178 
MAY-BARNET
3-WHO KILLED 'ER    BILLY MAY HOAGY CARMICHAEL DEC 24307 10/20/47 4522 
CARMICHAEL-TORRE-SPEILMAN NIGHT SONG
4-BUFFY BOY    CHARLIE BARNET            BB 11093 10/14/40 1056487 ESTES
5-HAUNTED TOWN CHARLIE BARNET LENA HORNE BB 11093 01/23/41 1060362 
ALTMAN-FOGARTY
On trombones: Billy May-Steve Lipkins-Dale McMickle-Johnny Best-t/ Glenn 
Miller-Jimmy Priddy-Paul Tanner-Frank D’Annolf-tr/ Lloyd “Skippy” Martin-as/ 
Ernie Caceres-as-bar-cl/ Wilbur Schwartz-cl-as/ Tex Beneke-Al Klink-ts/ 
Chummy MacGregor-p/ Bobby Hackett-g/Doc Goldberg-b/ Maurice Purtill-d
The instrumental was recorded at Victor Studios in Chicago on Tuesday, July 
14, 1942.
6-LONG TIME NO SEE GLENN MILLER VIC 20-1563 11/22/40 1057663 LATHORPE-SKYLAR
"Here We Go Again" was the last Top 40 hit that Glenn Miller had during his 
lifetime.
7-HERE WE GO AGAIN GLENN MILLER VIC 20-1563 08/01/42 1074739 GRAY
8-GOLDEN EARRINGS               DAVE BARBOUR PEGGY LEE CAP 15009 09/24/47 
2278 LIVINGSTON-EVANS-YOUNG
9-I'LL DANCE AT YOUR WEDDING DAVE BARBOUR PEGGY LEE CAP 15009 09/23/47 2270 
OAKLAND-MAGIDSON
10-THAT AIN'T RIGHT ELLIS LARKINS TRIO MILDRED BAILEY VIC 20-2457 02/02/47 
COLE
11-I DON'T TO MISS MISSISSIPPI ELLIS LARKINS TRIO MILDRED BAILEY VIC 20-2457 
02/02/47 LARKINS
12-CASANOVA CRICKET BILLY MAY HOAGY CARMICHAEL DEC 23978 05/21/47 44301 
CARMICHAEL-MARKES-CHARLES
13-MAN COULD BE A WONDERFUL THING BILLY MAY HOAGY CARMICHAEL DEC 23978 
05/21/47 44311 CORDAY-CARR
14--HOLLYWOOD STAMPEDE COLEMAN HAWKINS' BAND CAP 10036 03/02/45 585 HAWKINS
15-I'M THROUGH WITH LOVE COLEMAN HAWKINS' BAND  CAP 10036 03/02/45 586 
KAHN-MALNECK-LIVINGSTON
16-I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT    ELLA FITZGERALD & THE INK SPOTS    DEC 
23399 02/26/45 72746 ELLINGTON-GEORGE-HODGES-JAMES
17-THAT'S THE WAY IT IS    ELLA FITZGERALD & THE INK SPOTS     DEC 
2339902/26/45 72747 WHITNEY-KRAMER
18-TEA LEAVES ELLA FITZGERALD SONG SPINNERS DEC 24446 04/29/48 74537 
BERK-CAMPANO-FREEDMAN
19-MY HAPPINESS    ELLA FITZGERALD SONG SPINNERS    DEC 24446 04/30/48 74538 
BERGANTINE-PETERSON
Trombonist Nelson Riddle was with Charlie Spivak' outfit in 1941 until he 
joined Tommy Dorsey's band in 1944. He was hired by Les Baxter to write 
arrangements for Nat King Cole
20-IN THE DARK OF THE MOON    CHARLIE SPIVAK    INST COL 486 08/05/41 31001 
HAMMOND-WAGNER
21-THIS IS NO LAUGHING MATTER    CHARLIE SPIVAK    GARRY STEVENS-STARDUSTERS 
COL 506 10/14/41 4016 LOMAN-BLOCK-FRISCH
22-STORY OF A STARRY NIGHT    CHARLIE SPIVAK    GARRY STEVENS JUNE HUTTON 
STARDUSTERS COL 634 02/06/42 32401 HOFFMAN-CURTIS-LIVINGSTON
23-YOU CAN'T LOSE A BROKEN HEART SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG-BILLIE HOLIDAY 
DEC 24785 09/30/49 75342 JOHNSON-MILLER SUGAR HILL
24-MY SWEET HUNK O' TRASH    SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG-BILLIE HOLIDAY DEC 
24785 09/30/49 75343 JOHNSON-MILLER SUGAR HILL


Ella With A Twist #14 Recorded 1950-1956  CD253N

Sy Oliver General Personnel:Sy Oliver-t-ldr-arrTony Faso-t Joe Newman-t 
Jimmy Nottingham-t Bernie Privin-t  Taft Jordan-t-v William Scott-t Charlie 
Shavers-t Dick Vance-t Paul Webster-t/ Mort Bullman-Bobby Byrne-Elmer 
Crumbley-Cutty Cutshall-Henderson Chambers-Al Cobbs-Al Grey-Rod 
Levitt-Clarence Ross-Frank Saracco-Jack Satterfield-Paul Seiden-Henry 
Singer-tb/ Dick Perry-sax-t/ Phil Bodner-Omer Simeon-cl/ George Dorsey-Fred 
Williams-sax/ Dick Jacobs-Frank Ludwig-ts/ Barney Bigard-cl-as-ts Hank 
D'Amico-Johnny Mince-Budd Johnson-cl-sax/ Milt Yaner-Sid Cooper-Bill 
Holcombe-Al Klink-Seldon Powell-ts-f Dave McRae-cl-as-bs/ Eddie 
Barefield-cl-sax/ Sam Taylor-ts-bs/Freddy Williams-cl-as/ Haywood 
Henry-cl-bs/  Danny Barker-bj-g/ George Barnes-Everett Barksdale-g/Horace 
Henderson-p-org-arr/ Hank Jones-Billy Kyle-David Martin-p/ Sandy Block-Ray 
Brown-Joe Benjamin-George Duvivier-Arvell Shaw-sb/ Johnny Blowers-Cozy 
Cole-Jimmy Crawford-Barrett Deems-Lawrence Rivera-Bunny Shawker-Warren 
Smith-d     This volume is again mainly devoted to with his own orchestra 
and features vocals by Louis Armstrong, Ella,Gary Crosby, Sammy Davis 
Jr.,,Trudy Richards the Mills Brothers and Billy Kyle  with Louis' All-Stars 
in the fifties.This disc represents another 'prequel' if you will. Jerry 
Lewis recorded with Buddy Bregman's Orchestra with whom Ella would later 
record the Cole Porter Songbook.Mildred Bailey recorded a number of tracks 
with Ellis Larkins Trio, you'll find them on volume 13. Ella would record 
Ella Sings Gershwin album with Ellis Larkins in 1963. The 78 sides I have 
included here from the Verve label were also on a long play from 1956 - Ella 
Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.Ella would continue her association with 
Verve Records. I In 1960 and 1961 she would record the Harold Arlen Songbook 
with Billy May's Orchestra and  the Gershwin Songbook with Norman Granz in 
1959, and in 1976, she would record the Cole Porter Songbook with Buddy 
Bregman's Orchestra.  At the first Grammy Awards, in 1958, Ella won her 
first two Grammys making history as the first African-American woman to win 
the award for best individual jazz performance, and best female vocal 
performance, for the two 'Songbook' projects 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke 
Ellington Song Book' and 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song 
Book', respectively.Unlike many singers, Ella's fluidity of tone and 
subtlety only grew as time went on. To my mind, the recorded legacy of all 
the artists in this set gives them immortality. Both Ella and Billy Kyle 
were diabetic, and it just makes it more amazing that there is just so much 
music that is left for us to enjoy.We've seen Chick Webb and O'Neill Spencer 
striving to help their tuburculosis by drumming, and creating joy for all 
around them. I hope that you enjoy this voyage through time with the artists 
that Ella collaborated with. It's been a monumental task pulling it all 
together from my record collection and the stories that came from all these 
wonderful performers ~ Mickey Clark

Disc 14 Recorded 1950-1956  CD253N

1-C'EST SI BON    SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG DEC 27113 06/26/50 76529 
SEELEN-HORNEZ-BETTI
2-FAT MAN BOOGIE BILLY MAY CAP C819 08/22/51 7950 MAY
3-COME RAIN OR COME SHINE    BUDDY BREGMAN JERRY LEWIS DEC 30124 10/08/56 
100713 ARLEN-MERCER
4-CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN?    ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG SY OLIVER DEC 
27209 08/25/50 76751 BENJAMIN-WEISS
5-LA VIE EN ROSE SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG DEC 27113 06/26/50 76528 
PIAF-LOUIGUY
6-MY SILENT LOVE BILLY MAY CAP C819 06/27/51 7816 SUESSE
7-LAZY BONES LOUIS ARMSTRONG ALL STARS-KYLE  GARY CROSBY & LOUIS ARMSTRONG 
DEC 29921 09/09/55 8669 MERCER-CARMICHAEL
8-AND THIS IS MY BELOVED SY OLIVER SAMMY DAVIS JR. DEC 29199 01/01/54 86371 
KISMET WRIGHT-FORREST
9-LOVE LIES SY OLIVER MILLS BROTHERS BR 82604 11/14/51 81864 
WEBSTER-LAVERE-LANEY
10-I LAUGHED AT LOVE    SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG DEC 28394 08/25/52 83301 
DAVIS-SILVER
11-SOMEBODY BAD STOLE DE WEDDING BELL SY OLIVER DEC 29008 12/23/53 85593 
MANN-HILLIARD NEW COPACABANA SHOW OF 1954
12-ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY    BUDDY BREGMAN JERRY LEWIS DEC 30124 10/08/56 
100723 SCHWARTZ-YOUNG-LEWIS
13-ANY TIME TRUDY RICHARDS DEC 27972 01/21/52 82162 LAWSON
14-I STILL FEEL THE SAME ABOUT YOU    ELLA FITZGERALD-INK SPOTS DEC 27419 
12/20/50 80292 HENDERSON-STUART
15-JUST WHEN WE'RE FALLING IN LOVE    SY OLIVER MILLS BROTHERS DEC 28309 
02/04/52 L6628 THOMPSON-JACQUET-RUSSELL
16-LITTLE SMALL TOWN GIRL    ELLA FITZGERALD-INK SPOTS DEC 27419 12/20/50 
80291 RUBENS-LOMAN
17-EASY STREET LOUIS ARMSTRONG ALL STARS-KYLE GARY CROSBY & LOUIS ARMSTRONG 
DEC 29921 09/09/55 8668 ALAN-RANKIN-JONES
18-BLACKSMITH BLUES SY OLIVER TRUDY RICHARDS DEC 27972 01/21/52 82167 HOLM
19-SKOKIAAN SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG DEC 29256 08/13/54 86653 
MSARURGWA-GLAZER
20-BE MY LIFE'S COMPANION    SY OLIVER MILLS BROTHERS BR 82604 11/14/51 
81865 HILLIARD-DE LUGG
21-DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG SY OLIVER 
DEC 27209 08/25/50 76750 SCHWANDT-ANDREA-KAHN
22-CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS    ELLA FITZGERALD-LOUIS ARMSTRONG    OSCAR 
PETERSON-HERB ELLIS-RAY BROWN-BUDDY RICH    VER V-2023 08/16/56 2922 
SWIFT-JAMES
23-TAKES TWO TO TANGO              SY OLIVER LOUIS ARMSTRONG DEC 28394 
08/25/52 83302 HOFFMAN-MANNING
24-STARS FELL ON ALABAMA ELLA FITZGERALD-LOUIS ARMSTRONG OSCAR PETERSON-HERB 
ELLIS-RAY BROWN-BUDDY RICH VER V-2023 08/16/56 2921 PARISH-PERKINS

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