“St. Louis Blues” playlist personnel

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“ST. LOUIS BLUES”
(by W.C. Handy)

1. Bessie Smith (3:10)
BESSIE SMITH (v); LOUIS ARMSTRONG (cor); FRED LONGSHAW (harm).
NYC; 1/14/25.

2. The Dixie Stompers (Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra) (3:03)
RUSSELL SMITH, JOE SMITH, TOMMY LADNIER (tp); JIMMY HARRISON (tb); BUSTER BAILEY, DON REDMAN, COLEMAN HAWKINS (r); FLETCHER HENDERSON (p); CHARLIE DIXON (bj); JUNE COLE (tuba); KAISER MARSHALL (d).
NYC; 5/12/27.

3. Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (“alt take B”) (2:56)
LOUIS ARMSTRONG, HENRY “RED” ALLEN, OTIS JOHNSON (tp); J.C. HIGGINBOTHAM (tb); ALBERT NICHOLAS, CHARLIE HOLMES, TEDDY HILL (r); LUIS RUSSELL (p); WILL JOHNSON (g); POPS FOSTER (b); PAUL BARBARAN (d).
NYC; 12/13/29.

4. Cab Calloway & His Orchestra (2:53)
R.Q. DICKERSON, LAMMAR WRIGHT, REUBEN REEVES (tp); DE PRIEST WHEELER, HARRY WHITE (tb); WILLIAM THORNTON BLUE, ANDREW BROWN, WALTER “FOOTS” THOMAS (r); EARRES PRINCE (p); MORRIS WRIGHT (bj); JIMMY SMITH (b,tuba); LEROY MAXEY (d); CAB CALLOWAY (v).
NYC; 7/24/30.

5. Red Nichols & His Orchestra (4:25)
RED NICHOLS, CHARLIE TEAGARDEN or MANNIE KLEIN (tp); GLENN MILLER (tb); BENNY GOODMAN, SID STONEBURN, BABE RUSSIN, ADRIAN ROLLINI (r); LOU RADERMAN, WLADIMIR SELINSKY (vln); JOE SULLIVAN (p); TREG BROWN (g); GENE KRUPA (d).
NYC; 8/2/30.

6. Fats Waller/Benny Payne (3:02)
FATS WALLER, BENNY PAYNE (p).
NYC; 3/21/30.

7. Art Tatum (2:35)
ART TATUM (p).
NYC; 3/21/33.

8. Duke Ellington/Bing Crosby (4:28)
ARTHUR WHETSOL, FREDDIE JENKINS, COOTIE WILLIAMS (tp); JOE NANTON, JUAN TIZOL, LAWRENCE BROWN (tb); JOHNNY HODGES, BARNEY BIGARD, HARRY CARNEY (r); DUKE ELLINGTON (p); FRED GUY (bj); WELLMAN BRAUD (b); SONNY GREER (d); BING CROSBY (v).
NYC; 2/11/32.

9. Boswell Sisters with Victor Young & His Orchestra (3:00)
CONNIE BOSWELL, MARTHA BOSWELL, VET BOSWELL (v). [ALL OTHERS UNKNOWN.]
NYC; c. 6/5/35.

10. Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (3:05)
GEORGE THOW, JERRY NEARY, CHARLIE SPIVAK (tp); TOMMY DORSEY, GLENN MILLER, DON MATTISON (tb); JIMMY DORSEY, JACK STACEY, SKEETS HERFURT (r); BOBBY VAN EPS (p); ROC HILLMAN (g); DELMAR KAPLAN (b); RAY McKINLEY (d).
NYC; 8/23/34.

11. Artie Shaw & His Orchestra (3:02)
HARRY GELLER, BENNIE PRIVAN, CHUCK PETERSON (tp); GEORGE ARUS, LES JENKINS, BARRY ROGERS (tb); ARTIE SHAW, LES ROBINSON, HANK FREEMAN, GEORGIE AULD, TONY PASTOR (r); BOB KITSIS (p); AL AVOLA (g); SID WEISS (b); BUDDY RICH (d).
NYC (Hotel Pennsylvania); 10/28/39.

12. Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (4:59)
HARRY JAMES, ZIGGY ELMAN, CHRIS GRIFFIN (tp); RED BALLARD, WILL BRADLEY (tb); BENNY GOODMAN, HYMIE SCHERTZER, GEORGE KOENIG, ART ROLLINI, VIDO MUSSO (r); JESS STACY (p); ALLEN REUSS (g); HARRY GOODMAN (b); GENE KRUPA (d).
NYC (Hotel Pennsylvania); 11/30/37.

13. Count Basie & His Orchestra (5:26)
BUCK CLAYTON, JOE KEYES, CARL SMITH (tp); GEORGE HUNT, DAN MINOR (tb); CAUGHEY ROBERTS, HERSCHEL EVANS, LESTER YOUNG, JACK WASHINGTON (r); COUNT BASIE (p); CLAUDE WILLIAMS (g,vln); WALTER PAGE (b); JO JONES (d); JIMMY RUSHING (v).
PITTSBURGH (Chatterbox); 2/8/37.

14. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5:28)
WALLACE JONES, REX STEWART, RAY NANCE (tp); JOE NANTON, LAWRENCE BROWN, JUAN TIZOL (tb); JOHNNY HODGES, OTTO HARDWICK, BARNEY BIGARD, BEN WEBSTER, HARRY CARNEY (r); DUKE ELLINGTON (p); FRED GUY (g); JIMMIE BLANTON (b); SONNY GREER (d); IVIE ANDERSON (v).
FARGO, ND (Crystal Ballroom); 11/7/40.

15. Stephane Grappelli & His Hot Four (3:30)
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI (vln); DJANGO REINHARDT, JOSEPH REINHARDT, PIERRE FERRET (g); LOUIS VOLA (b).
PARIS; 9/30/35.

16. Albert Ammons (3:50)
ALBERT AMMONS (p).
NYC; 4/8/39.

17. Maxine Sullivan with Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra (3:16)
MAXINE SULLIVAN (v); BOBBY HACKETT (cor); JIMMY LYTELL, PAUL RICCI, BERNIE KAUFMAN, BABE RUSSIN, EDDIE POWELL (r); CLAUDE THORNHILL (p); JOHN KIRBY (b); BUDDY RICH (d).
NYC; 6/29/38.

18. John Kirby Sextet (2:43)
CHARLIE SHAVERS (tp); BUSTER BAILEY (cl); RUSSELL PROCOPE (as); BILLY KYLE (p); JOHN KIRBY (b); SPECS POWELL (d).
NYC; 2/11/42.

19. Billie Holiday with Benny Carter & His All-Star Orchestra (2:51)
BILLIE HOLIDAY (v); BILL COLEMAN (tp); BENNY MORTON (tb); BENNY CARTER (cl,as); GEORGIE AULD (ts); SONNY WHITE (p); ULYSSES LIVINGSTON (g); WILSON MYERS (b); YANK PORTER (d).
NYC; 10/15/40.

20. Count Basie Sextet (3:15)
BUCK CLAYTON (tp); DON BYAS (ts); COUNT BASIE (p); FREDDIE GREEN (g); WALTER PAGE (b); JO JONES (d).
LA; 7/24/42.

21. Jack Teagarden’s Big Eight (3:03)
MAX KAMINSKY (cor); JACK TEAGARDEN (tb,v); PEANUTS HUCKO (cl); CLIFF STRICKLAND (ts); GENE SCHROEDER (p); CHUCK WAYNE (g); JACK LESBERG (b); DAVE TOUGH (d).
NYC; 3/14/47.

22. “Little Jazz” (Roy Eldridge) & His Trumpet Ensemble (take 2) (2:37)
ROY ELDRIDGE, JOE THOMAS, EMMETT BERRY (tp); JOHNNY GUARNIERI (p); ISRAEL CROSBY (b); COZY COLE (d).
NYC; 1/24/44.

23. Fats Waller (2:37)
FATS WALLER (org).
NYC; 9/16/43.

24. Earl Hines & His Orchestra [“Boogie-Woogie On St.Louis Blues”] (2:50)
WALTER FULLER, MILTON FLETCHER, ED SIMS (tp); GEORGE DIXON (tp,as,sp); ED BURKE, JOHN EWING, JOE McLEWIS (tb); OMER SIMEON, LEROY HARRIS, JIMMY MUNDY, ROBERT CROWDER (r); EARL HINES (p); CLAUDE ROBERTS (g); QUINN WILSON (b); ALVIN BURROUGHS (d).
NYC; 2/13/40.

25. Charlie & His Orchestra (3:07)
ALFREDO MARZAROLI, CHARLIE TABOR, NINO IMPALLOMENI (tp); WILLY BERKING, ROBBY ZILNER (tb); BENNY DE WEILLE, KURT WEGE, BALDO MAESTRI, MARIO BALBO, — KOBLENZ, EUGEN HENKEL, DETLEV LAIS (r); FRANZ MUCK (p); MEG TEVELIAN (g); PAUL WEGENER and/or OTTO TITTMANN (b); FRITZ BROCKSIEPER (d); CHARLIE SCHWEDLER (v).
BERLIN; c. 3/41.

26. Glenn Miller & His Army-Air Force Band [“St. Louis Blues March”] (4:30)
ZEKE ZARCHY, WHITEY THOMAS, JACK STEELE, BOBBY NICHOLS, STEVE STECK., JACK REID, JOHN CARISI (tp); JIMMY PRIDDY, JAMES HARWOOD, JOHN HALLIBURTON, LARRY HALL, RUSS MEYERS, NAT PECK, HARRY DI VITO, KAHN KEENE (tb); ADDISON COLLINS (frh); HANK FREEMAN, GABE GALINAS, FREDDY GUERRA, JACK FERRIER, VINNIE CARBONE, MURRAY WALD, PEANUTS HUCKO, JAMES LYNN ALLISON, CHUCK GENTRY, MANNIE THALER (r); JACK RUSSIN (p); CARMEN MASTREN (g); TRIGGER ALPERT, JOE SHULMAN, FRANK CASTER (b); RAY McKINLEY, FRANK IPPOLITO (d); JERRY GRAY (arr).
NYC; 10/29/43.

27. James P. Johnson (3:59)
JAMES P. JOHNSON (p).
NYC; c. 5/45.

28. Erroll Garner (3:23)
ERROLL GARNER (p); WYATT RUTHER (b); FATS HEARD (d).
NYC; 3/30/53.

29. Mary Lou Williams (3:11)
MARY LOU WILLIAMS (p).
NYC; 4/19/44.

30. Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra (3:07)
DIZZY GILLESPIE, BENNY HARRIS, WILLIE COOK (tp); ANDY DURYEA, SAM HURT, JESSE TARRANT (tb); JOHN BROWN, ERNIE HENRY, YUSEF LATEEF (as “W. EVANS”), JOE GAYLES, AL GIBSON (r); JAMES FOREMAN (p); AL McKIBBON (b); TEDDY STEWART (d); VINCE GUERRA (perc); BUDD JOHNSON (arr).
NYC; 4/14/49.

31. Machito & His Orchestra (2:40)
MARIO BAUZA, FRANK “PAQUITO” DAVILLA, BOB WOODLEN (tp); FRED SKERRITT, GENE JOHNSON, JOSE MADERA, SR., LESLIE JOHNAKINS (r); RENE HERNANDEZ (p); BOBBY RODRIGUEZ (b); JOSE MANGUAL, LUIS MIRANDA, UBALDO NIETO, GRACIELA, MACHITO (perc).
NYC; 12/49.

32. Babs Gonzales & His Orchestra (2:39)
BABS GONZALES (v); J.J. JOHNSON (tb); ALBERTO SOCCARAS (fl); DON REDMAN (ss); SONNY ROLLINS (ts); WYNTON KELLY (p); BRUCE LAWRENCE (b); ROY HAYNES (d).
NYC; 4/27/49.

33. Kenny Clarke/James Moody Quartet (2:45)
JAMES MOODY (ts); ERROL PARKER (p); PIERRE MICHELOT (b); KENNY CLARKE (d).
PARIS; 10/9/50.

34. Billy Eckstine & The Metronome All-Stars (6:18)
BILLY ECKSTINE (v); ROY ELDRIDGE (tp); KAI WINDING (tb); JOHN LA PORTA (cl); WARNE MARSH, LESTER YOUNG (ts); TERRY GIBBS (vbs); TEDDY WILSON (p); BILLY BAUER (g); EDDIE SAFRANSKI (b); MAX ROACH (d).
NYC; 7/9/53.

35. Helen Humes with Marty Paich & His Orchestra (2:43)
HELEN HUMES (v); AL PORCINO, RAY TRISCARI, STU WILLIAMSON, JACK SHELDON (tp); HARRY BETTS, BOB FITZPATRICK (tb); ART PEPPER, BEN WEBSTER, TEDDY EDWARDS, BILL HOOD (r); ANDRE PREVIN (p); BARNEY KESSEL (g); LEROY VINNEGAR (b); SHELLY MANNE (d).
LA; 9/6/60 or 9/7/60.

36. Jo Stafford with Paul Weston & His Orchestra (2:36)
JO STAFFORD (v). [ALL OTHERS UNKNOWN.]
NYC; c.2/55.

37. Big Joe Turner (4:17)
BIG JOE TURNER (v); JIMMY NOTTINGHAM (tp); LAWRENCE BROWN (tb); PETE BROWN (as); SELDON POWELL (ts); PETE JOHNSON (p); FREDDIE GREEN (g); WALTER PAGE (b); CLIFF LEEMAN (d).
NYC; 3/7/56.

38. Ella Fitzgerald (6:28)
ELLA FITZGERALD (v); ROY ELDRIDGE (tp); WILD BILL DAVIS (org); HERB ELLIS (g); RAY BROWN (b); GUS JOHNSON (d).
NYC; 10/29/63.

39. Jimmy Witherspoon (3:48)
JIMMY WITHERSPOON (v); BEN WEBSTER (ts); GERRY MULLIGAN (bs); JIMMY ROWLES (p); LEROY VINNEGAR (b); MEL LEWIS (d).
LA (Renaissance); 12/2/59 or 12/9/59.

40. Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges (5:45)
HARRY EDISON (tp); JOHNNY HODGES (as); DUKE ELLINGTON (p); LES SPANN (g); SAM JONES (b); JO JONES (d).
NYC; 2/20/59.

41. Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars (8:50)
LOUIS ARMSTRONG (tp,v); TYREE GLENN (tb); BARNEY BIGARD (cl); BILLY KYLE (p); ARVELL SHAW (b); BARRETT DEEMS (d); VELMA MIDDLETON (v).
CHICAGO; 7/13/54.

42. Gil Evans & His Orchestra featuring Cannonball Adderley (5:26)
JOHNNY COLES, LOUIS MUCCI, ERNIE ROYAL (tp); JOE BENNETT, FRANK REHAK, TOM MITCHELL (tb); JULIUS WATKINS (frh); HARVEY PHILLIPS (tuba); CANNONBALL ADDERLEY (as); JERRY SANFINO (r); GIL EVANS (p); CHUCK WAYNE (g); PAUL CHAMBERS (b); ART BLAKEY (d).
NYC; 4/9/58.

43. Dizzy Gillespie Quintet (5:55)
DIZZY GILLESPIE (tp); JUNIOR MANCE (p); LES SPANN (g); SAM JONES (b); LEX HUMPHRIES (d).
NYC; 2/17/59.

44. Dave Brubeck Quartet (10:59)
PAUL DESMOND (as); DAVE BRUBECK (p); EUGENE WRIGHT (b); JOE MORELLO (d).
NYC (Carnegie Hall); 2/22/63.

45. Max Roach (5:08)
FREDDIE HUBBARD (tp); ROLAND ALEXANDER (ss); JAMES SPAULDING (as); RONNIE MATTHEWS (p); JYMIE MERRITT (b); MAX ROACH (d).
NYC; 10/14/65.

46. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (12:38)
THAD JONES, SNOOKY YOUNG, DANNY MOORE, JIMMY NOTTINGHAM, RICHARD WILLIAMS (tp); GARNETT BROWN, JIMMY CLEVELAND, JIMMY KNEPPER, CLIFF HEATHER (tb); JEROME RICHARDSON, JERRY DODGION, SELDON POWELL, EDDIE DANIELS, PEPPER ADAMS (r); ROLAND HANNA (p); RICHARD DAVIS (b); MEL LEWIS (d); BOB BROOKMEYER (arr).
NYC (Village Vanguard); 10/17/68.

47. Dave Brubeck & Marian McPartland (7:08)
DAVE BRUBECK, MARIAN McPARTLAND (p).
NYC; 3/23/84.

48. Cleo Laine & Her Jazzmates (4:16)
CLEO LAINE (v); JOHN DANKWORTH, RAY LOECKLE (r); JOHN CAMPBELL (p); LARRY KOONSE (g); RICH GIRARD (b); JIM ZIMMERMAN (d).
NYC; 1991.