Benny Powell Discography: 1964-1980

The Benny Powell Discography (1964-1980)

by Noal Cohen

Page generated on Sep 22, 2016


Note: For conventions and abbreviations used in this discography, please see: Discography Key.

After he left the Basie band, Benny Powell established himself in the studios of New York City and Los Angeles. Many of the sessions in this section of his discography are outside the jazz genre and reflect the pop, soul and R&B trends of the period. His first recording as a leader was made in 1979.


Date: February 28, 1964
Location: The Little Theater, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Lucky Thompson Octet Live in New York City

Lucky Thompson (ldr), Dave Burns (t), Benny Powell (tb), Lucky Thompson (ss, ts), Danny Turner (as), Cecil Payne (bar), Hank Jones (p), Richard Davis (b), Al Dreares (d)

a. Theme - 1:25(Lucky Thompson) / arr: Lucky Thompson
b. The World Awakes - 9:53(Lucky Thompson)
c. Minuet in Blues - 8:21(Lucky Thompson) / arr: Lucky Thompson
d. 'Twas Yesterdays (It Was Yesterdays) - 5:57(Lucky Thompson)
e. The Fire Bug - 12:20(Lucky Thompson) / arr: Lucky Thompson
f. Theme - 1:55(Lucky Thompson) / arr: Lucky Thompson
All titles on: Uptown CDUPCD 27.57/27.58 — Lucky Thompson: New York City, 1964-65   (2009)

Dave Burns (t) on a, c, e-f; Benny Powell (tb) on a, c, e-f; Lucky Thompson (ss) on a-c, f, (ts) on d-e; Danny Turner (as) on a, c, e-f; Cecil Payne (bar) on a, c, e-f; Hank Jones (p) on b-e.

Solos:
b - Lucky Thompson (ss) 32-bar intro vamp; Lucky Thompson (ss) 84 bars (7 choruses); Hank Jones (p) 96 bars (8 choruses); Richard Davis (b) 144 bars (12 choruses) walking; Lucky Thompson (ss) 48 bars (4 choruses) 4(ss)/8(d) bar exchanges with Dreares; Lucky Thompson (ss) 24 bars coda vamp
c - Richard Davis (b) 60 bars (5 choruses); Hank Jones (p) 60 bars (5 choruses); Lucky Thompson (ss) 24 bars (2 choruses)
d - Lucky Thompson (ts) 48 bars (1.5 choruses); Hank Jones (p) 8 bars bridge; Lucky Thompson (ts) 8 bars
e - Hank Jones (p) 60 bars (5 choruses); Cecil Payne (bar) 84 bars (7 choruses); Benny Powell (tb) 132 bars (11 choruses); Dave Burns (t) 96 bars (8 choruses); Lucky Thompson (ts) 168 bars (14 choruses); Al Dreares (d) 24 bars (2 choruses)

Tracks b and d are quartet performances with Thompson and the rhythm section. This concert was part of the "Jazz On Broadway" series produced by Dan Morgenstern and David Himmelstein. These tracks are found on disc 1 (UPCD 27.57) of the 2 CD Uptown set.

Solos on track e are on the 12-bar blues form although the theme has a 32-bar structure.


Date: August 13, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Viva Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (ldr), Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Dick Hixson, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman (tb), Jerome Richardson (f), Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Tosha Samaroff (vn), Barry Galbraith (g), Bob James (p), George Duvivier (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Willie Rodriguez (per), Frank Foster (dir), Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. 32598 Mr. Lucky - 2:29(Henry Mancini) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury 4572334   (1964)
Mercury EPSR 656C — Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook   (1965)
Mercury LP 12"MG 21009/SR 61009 — Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook   (1965)
Verve CD314 558 401-2 — Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook   (1998)
Verve CDB0009454-02 — Sarah Vaughan: Gold   (2007)
b. 32599 The Girl from Ipanema - 2:30(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Eng.) EP10032MCE — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
EmArcy CD846 330-2 — Masterpieces of Sarah Vaughan   (1993)
Verve CD314 535 528-2 — Wave: Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook   (1996)
EmArcy CD06007 530 808-2 — The Universal Bossa Collection: Bossa & Friends   (2008)
Baierle Records Digital Download — Sarah Vaughan: Pop Best Hits   (2009)
Both titles on: Mercury LP 12"MG 20941/SR 60941 — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury (Eng.) LP 12"20046MCL/SMCL — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury LP 12"830 721-1 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4   (1986)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"18PJ 1078/82 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4 (Part 2)   (1987)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"6636 224 — Night Song   
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SFX 10523 — Viva Vaughan   
Mercury CD830 714-2 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. IV: The 1960s   (1987)
Verve CD314 549 374-2 — Viva Vaughan   (2001)

Bernard Eichen (vn) on b; Lewis Eley (vn) on b; Emanuel Green (vn) on b; Leo Kruczek (vn) on b; Charles Libove (vn) on b; Harry Lookofsky (vn) on b; Gene Orloff (vn) on b; Tosha Samaroff (vn) on b.

Strings are out on Mr. Lucky. "The Girl From Ipanema" is listed as "The Boy From Ipanema."


Date: August 15, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Viva Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (ldr), Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Dick Hixson, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Jerome Richardson (f), Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Tosha Samaroff (vn), Bob James (p), Robert Rodriguez (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Juan Cadavieco, William Correa, Jose Mangual, Rafael Sierra (per), Frank Foster (dir), Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. 33781 A Taste of Honey - 2:51(Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) / arr: Frank Foster
b. 33782 Shiny Stockings - 3:27(Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Fr.) EP126184MCE — Sarah Vaughan   (1965)
Verve CD440 065 207-2 — The Diva Series: Sarah Vaughan   (2003)
Mercury (Jpn.) CDPHCE 3020/25 — You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To: Very Best Standards 101   
c. 33783 Night Song - 3:14(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Eng.) LP 12"20085MCL/SMCL — Pop Artistry   (1965)
Verve CD314 543 597-2 — Sarah Vaughan's Finest Hour   (2000)
d. 33784 Stompin' at the Savoy - 2:44(Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Fr.) EP126184MCE — Sarah Vaughan   (1965)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"6612 040 — A Touch of Class   (1973)
e. 33785 Fascinating Rhythm - 2:37(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Eng.) EP10032MCE — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
EmArcy CD846 896-2 — The George Gershwin Songbook, Vol. 2   (1990)
f. 33786 The Moment of Truth - 2:39(Collen G. 'Tex' Satterwhite, Frank Scott) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury (Eng.) EP10032MCE — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
g. 33787 Tea for Two - 2:44(Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) / arr: Frank Foster
Verve CDB0010928-02 — Verve Remixed 4   (2008)
Verve CDB0011244-02 — Verve Unmixed 4   (2008)
All titles on: Mercury LP 12"MG 20941/SR 60941 — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury (Eng.) LP 12"20046MCL/SMCL — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury LP 12"830 721-1 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4   (1986)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"18PJ 1078/82 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4 (Part 2)   (1987)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"6636 224 — Night Song   
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SFX 10523 — Viva Vaughan   
Mercury CD830 714-2 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. IV: The 1960s   (1987)
Verve CD314 549 374-2 — Viva Vaughan   (2001)

Bernard Eichen (vn) on a-c; Lewis Eley (vn) on a-c; Emanuel Green (vn) on a-c; Leo Kruczek (vn) on a-c; Charles Libove (vn) on a-c; Harry Lookofsky (vn) on a-c; David Nadien (vn) on a-c; Tosha Samaroff (vn) on a-c.

Strings are present only on "A Taste of Honey," "Shiny Stockings" and "Night Song."


Date: August 18, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury
Viva Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (ldr), Wayne Andre, Dick Hixson, Benny Powell, Bill Watrous, Kai Winding (tb), Jerome Richardson (f), Bob James (p), Robert Rodriguez (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Juan Cadavieco, William Correa, Jose Mangual, Rafael Sierra (per), Frank Foster (dir), Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. 33804 Fever - 2:49(Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley) / arr: Frank Foster
Mercury 4572334   (1964)
Verve CDB0004302-02 — Verve Unmixed 3   (2005)
b. 33805 Avalon - 1:48(Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva) / arr: Frank Foster
Both titles on: Mercury LP 12"MG 20941/SR 60941 — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury (Eng.) LP 12"20046MCL/SMCL — Viva Vaughan   (1964)
Mercury LP 12"830 721-1 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4   (1986)
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"18PJ 1078/82 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan On Mercury, Vol. 4 (Part 2)   (1987)
Philips (Eng.) LP 12"6636 224 — Night Song   
Mercury (Jpn.) LP 12"SFX 10523 — Viva Vaughan   
Mercury CD830 714-2 — The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury Vol. IV: The 1960s   (1987)
Verve CD314 549 374-2 — Viva Vaughan   (2001)

Date: December 17, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Donald Byrd Orchestra: I'm Tryin' To Get Home

Donald Byrd (ldr), Donald Byrd (t, fh), Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell (tb), Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Grant Green (g), Herbie Hancock (p), Freddie Roach (or), Bob Cranshaw (b), Grady Tate (d), unknown (bkv), Coleridge Perkinson (con)

a. 1493 (tk. 3) I'm Tryin' to Get Home - 6:55(Donald Byrd) / arr: Duke Pearson
b. 1494 (tk. 5) March Children - 7:05(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
c. 1495 (tk. 11) Brother Isaac - 4:50(Donald Byrd) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note 4545-1916   (1965)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 94030 2 — Blue 45s (The Ultimate Jukebox)   (1999)
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4188/BST 84188 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1965)
Blue Note CDCDP 7 84188 2 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 4188 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1995)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9529 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (2003)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6661 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (2006)

Herbie Hancock (p) on b-c; Freddie Roach (or) on a-b.

This album was a follow-up to Byrd's A New Perspective recorded in 1963 (Blue Note 4124). An eight voice choir is present on this session.

Soloists:
Track a - Roach, Byrd, Turrentine, Byrd
Track b - Hancock, Byrd, Turrentine
Track c - Byrd, Turrentine


Date: December 18, 1964
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Donald Byrd Orchestra: I'm Tryin' To Get Home

Donald Byrd (ldr), Donald Byrd (t, fh), Joe Ferrante, Jimmy Owens, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell (tb), Jim Buffington, Bob Northern (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Grant Green (g), Herbie Hancock (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Grady Tate (d), unknown (per, tmp, tam, bkv), Coleridge Perkinson (con)

a. 1496 (tk. 17) I've Longed and Searched for My Mother - 8:30(Donald Byrd) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note 4545-1916   (1965)
b. 1497 (tk. 20) Noah - 6:55(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
c. 1498 (tk. 26) Pearly Gates - 2:35(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BLP 4188/BST 84188 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1965)
Blue Note CDCDP 7 84188 2 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1989)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 4188 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (1995)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 9529 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (2003)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6661 — I'm Tryin' To Get Home   (2006)

unknown (per) on a, (tmp) on a, (tam) on c.

This album was a follow-up to Byrd's A New Perspective recorded in 1963 (Blue Note 4124). An eight voice choir is present on this session. Chimes are heard on track a. Byrd is the only soloist on all three tracks.


Date: January 7, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Nat Adderley Octet: Autobiography

Nat Adderley (ldr), Ernie Royal (t), Nat Adderley (c), Benny Powell (btb), Don Butterfield (tu), Seldon Powell (ts, f), Josef Zawinul (p), Sam Jones (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. 8464 The Old Country - 4:25(Nat Adderley, Curtis Lewis)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 72965 2 — Atlantic Jazz Classics   (1998)
b. 8465 Sermonette - 5:55(Nat Adderley, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley)
c. 8466 Never Say Yes - 4:25(Nat Adderley)
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"1439 — Autobiography   (1965)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"850.008 — Autobiography   (1965)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"5032 — Autobiography   (1965)
Atlantic (Jpn.) LP 12"AMCY 1268 — Autobiography   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6404 — A Soul Experiment/Autobiography   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-1161 — Only the Best of Freddie Hubbard   (2009)

Seldon Powell (ts) on a, c, (f) on b-c.

Benny Powell does not appear on the other tracks of this album.

Soloists:
Track a - Adderley, B. Powell, Zawinul
Track b - S. Powell (f), Adderley, Zawinul
Track c - Adderley, S. Powell (ts), Adderley


Date: Probably Fall 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Reprise
Soundtrack of the movie "A Man Called Adam"

Benny Carter (ldr), Bill Berry, Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles, Snooky Young (t), Urbie Green, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Frank Wess (sax), Jerome Richardson (ts, f), Specs Powell (vib), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), George Duvivier (b), Bobby Donaldson (d), Benny Carter (con)

a. Claudia - 2:54(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
b. Night Walk - 3:53(Benny Carter) / arr: Benny Carter
Both titles on: Reprise LP 12"R/RS 6180 — A Man Called Adam   (1966)
Reprise (Fr.) LP 12"CVR 6058 — A Man Called Adam   (1968)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SMJ 7443 — A Man Called Adam   
Retrograde CDFSM 80126-2 — A Man Called Adam   (2007)

The personnel are incomplete and uncertain and Benny Powell's presence on this session is unconfirmed. There are two versions of "Claudia" present on Reprise 6180 and its reissues. The longer one (3:54) is performed by a quartet not including Powell.


Date: October 7, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Patti Labelle: Over the Rainbow

Patti Labelle (ldr), Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (ts), Billy Butler, Al Gorgoni, Bill Suyker (g), Richard DiGicco, Leroy Glover (p), Russ Saunders (eb), Gary Chester (d), Jack Jennings, Joe Venuto (per), Cindy Birdsong, Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx, Patti Holte (bkv), Artie Butler (dir), Patti Labelle (v)

a. A9372 Patti's Prayer - 2:17(Bob Finiz) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452333   (1966)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2501-2 — Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years   (1994)
b. A9373 Groovy Kind of Love - 2:10(Toni Wine, Carole Bayer) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452318   (1966)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2501-2 — Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years   (1994)
Rhino CDRHM2 7739 — Atlantic Soul 1959-1975   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Only In America: Atlantic Soul Classics   (2009)
c. A9374 All or Nothing - 2:24(Pamela Sawyer, Lori Burton) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452311   (1965)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2501-2 — Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years   (1994)
d. A9375 Who Can I Turn To? - 3:07(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) / arr: Artie Butler
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"8119 — Over the Rainbow   (1966)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD45001 — Over the Rainbow   (2002)

An eight piece string section was also present on this session. The female backup vocal group was known as "The Bluebelles."


Date: November 5, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Solomon Burke: King Solomon

Solomon Burke (ldr), Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), Art Kaplan, Seldon Powell (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), Charlie Brown, Eric Gale, Trade Martin (g), Paul Griffin (p), Felix Cavalieri (or), Jimmy Lewis (eb), Herb Lovelle (d), George Devens (per), unknown (bkv), Leroy Glover (dir), Solomon Burke (v)

a. A9483 I Don't Want You No More - 2:46(Solomon Burke) / arr: Leroy Glover
Atlantic 452349   (1966)
b. A9484 Can't Stop Lovin' You Now - 2:23(Solomon Burke) / arr: Leroy Glover
Atlantic 452314   (1965)
c. A9485 Baby Come On Home - 3:17(Bert Berns, Jimmy Page, Robert Plout) / arr: Leroy Glover
Atlantic 452314   (1965)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8158 — King Solomon   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 70284 — Home In Your Heart   (1992)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8016 — I Wish I Knew/King Solomon   (1999)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79995 3 — Solomon Burke: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Blue & Soulful: Solomon Burke   (2007)
All titles on: Sequel (Eng.) CDRSACD 862 — King Solomon   (1997)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 25242 — King Solomon   (2007)

An unidentified female vocal group was also present on this session.


Date: November 12, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atco
Ben E. King: What Is Soul?

Ben E. King (ldr), Jimmy Nottingham (t), Benny Powell (tb), Art Kaplan (as, bar), Joe Grimaldi (ts, cl), unknown (str, bkv), Eric Gale, Al Gorgoni, Charles Macey (g), Leroy Glover (p), Dick Romoff (eb), Herb Lovelle (d), George Devens, Alvin Rogers (per), Artie Butler, Arif Mardin (dir), Ben E. King (v)

a. 65C-9559 I Can't Break the News to Myself - 2:30(Larry Harrison, Jimmy T. Williams) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
Firebird Digital Download — Dance Floor Classics, Volume Two: 25 Northern Soul Tracks   
b. 65C-9560 Goodnight My Love - 2:35(George Mottola, John Marascalco) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
Atco (Fr.) EP120 — What Is Soul?   (1967)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"587021 — Midnight Soul   (1966)
Edsel (Eng.) LP 12"ED 131 — Here Comes the Night   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71215 — Ben E. King: Anthology   (1993)
Horizon CD350810 — Together   (2006)
X5 Music Group Digital Download — Stand By Me   (2011)
Prestige Elite (Jpn.) Digital Download — Ben E. King: Greatest Hits   
Both titles on: Atco 456390   (1966)
Atco (Fr.) 4529   
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"587072 — What Is Soul?   (1967)
Sequel (Eng.) CDRSACD 854 — Ben E. King Anthology 5: What Is Soul?   (1996)
Atlantic CD8122 79706-1 — What Is Soul?   (2014)

Unidentified strings and female backup vocalists are present.


Date: November 15, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Barbara Lewis: It's Magic

Barbara Lewis (ldr), Mel Davis, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Paul Winter (sax), Phil Bodner (f), Vinnie Bell, Al Gorgoni, Bill Suyker (g), Leroy Glover (p), Dick Romoff (eb), Gary Chester (d), Jack Jennings (per), Artie Butler (con), Barbara Lewis (v)

a. A9649 Don't Forget About Me - 2:30(Gerry Goffin, Carole King) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452316   (1965)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8286 — The Best of Barbara Lewis   (1971)
Rhino CDR2 71619 — Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis   (1994)
Rhino CDR2 74645 — One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds - Lost & Found   (2005)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79994 9 — Barbara Lewis: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
b. A9650 Sorrow(Gerald Goldstein, Robert Feldman, Richard Gottehrer) / arr: Artie Butler
c. A9651 He's so Bad(Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) / arr: Artie Butler
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"8118/SD 8118 — It's Magic   (1966)

Date: December 29, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atco
Ray Ellis Orchestra: Big Hits for Swingers

Ray Ellis (ldr), Bill Berry, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (t), J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell, Tony Studd (tb), Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods (as), Art Kaplan, Seldon Powell (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), Everett Barksdale, Charles Macey (g), Paul Griffin (p), George Duvivier (b), Bob Bushnell (eb), Gary Chester (d), Willie Bobo (per), Ray Ellis (con)

a. 65C-9744 Satisfaction (I Can't Get No Satisfaction) - 2:31(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) / arr: Ray Ellis
b. 65C-9745 Hang on Sloopy - 2:35(Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) / arr: Ray Ellis
c. 65C-9746 1-2-3 (One Two Three) - 2:28(Leonard Borisoff, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr., John Madara, David White Tricker) / arr: Ray Ellis
d. 65C-9747 King of the Road - 2:36(Roger Miller) / arr: Ray Ellis
Atco 456396   (1966)
All titles on: Atco LP 12"33-187/SD 33-187 — Big Hits For Swingers   (1966)

Date: December 30, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atco
Ray Ellis Orchestra: Big Hits for Swingers

Ray Ellis (ldr), Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Sid Weissberg (o), unknown (str), Everett Barksdale, Charlie Brown (g), Paul Griffin (p), George Duvivier (b), Gary Chester (d), Teddy Sommer (per), Ray Ellis (con)

a. 65C-9756 Ferry Cross the Mersey - 2:42(Gerard Marsden) / arr: Ray Ellis
b. 65C-9757 Yesterday - 2:17(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Ray Ellis
c. 65C-9758 I Got You Babe - 2:30(Sonny Bono) / arr: Ray Ellis
Atco 456396   (1966)
d. 65C-9759 I Feel Fine - 2:12(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Ray Ellis
All titles on: Atco LP 12"33-187/SD 33-187 — Big Hits For Swingers   (1966)

An unidentified 12-string section is present.


Date: February 24, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Flute By-Laws

Hubert Laws (ldr), Martin Banks (t, fh), Jimmy Owens (t), Garnett Brown (tb), Benny Powell (tb, btb), Hubert Laws (pic, f, con), Chick Corea, Rodgers Grant (p), Chris White (b), Ray Lucas (d), Carmelo Garcia (per), Victor Pantoja (cng)

a. 9956 Bloodshot - 4:40(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
Atlantic 455077   (1966)
Atlantic LP 12"1452 — Flute By-Laws   (1966)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71636 2 — The Laws of Jazz   (1995)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7834 — The Laws of Jazz/Flute By-Laws   (2006)
b. 9957 Mean Lene - 5:15(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
Atlantic LP 12"1452 — Flute By-Laws   (1966)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71636 2 — The Laws of Jazz   (1995)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7834 — The Laws of Jazz/Flute By-Laws   (2006)
c. 9958 No, You'd Better Not - 3:32(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
Atlantic LP 12"1452 — Flute By-Laws   (1966)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71636 2 — The Laws of Jazz   (1995)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7834 — The Laws of Jazz/Flute By-Laws   (2006)
d. 9959 Home Folks(composer unknown)
unissued

Chick Corea (p) on b; Rodgers Grant (p) on a, c-d.

The version of track a issued on Atlantic 5077 is edited (mst. no. 11197). Benny Powell is not present on the other tracks of the album.

Soloists:
Track a - Laws (f)
Track b - probably Owens, Corea, Laws (f)
Track c - probably Owens, Laws (f)


Date: Probably March 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Atco
Ben E. King wtih Carole King

Ben E. King (ldr), Myron Shain (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (ts), Art Kaplan (bar), Trade Martin, Russ Titelman (g), Carole King (p, dir), Charles Larkey (b), Richard Philip (eb), Buddy Saltzman (d), Ben E. King (v)

a. 10030 So Much Love - 3:16(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
Atco 456413   (1966)
Rhino CDR2 71215 — Ben E. King: Anthology   (1993)
Sequel (Eng.) CDRSACD 853 — Ben E. King Anthology 4: Seven Letters   (1996)

Date: March 3, 29 & April 2, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Patti Labelle and The Bluebelles with Artie Butler's Orchestra

Patti Labelle (ldr), John Bello, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (ts), Art Kaplan (bar), unknown (str), Bob Bushnell, Eric Gale, Trade Martin, Bill Suyker (g), Ernie Hayes (p), Dick Romoff (eb), Gary Chester (d), George Devens, Teddy Sommer (per), Cindy Birdsong, Sarah Dash, Nona Hendryx, Patti Holte (bkv), Artie Butler (con), Patti Labelle (v)

a. A9974 I'm Still Waiting - 3:02(Curtis Mayfield) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452347   (1966)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8147 — Dreamer   (1967)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2501-2 — Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years   (1994)
Collectables CDCOL-CD 6390 — Dreamer   (2004)
Hip-O CD41180-2 — Patti LaBelle: Gold   (2005)
Collectables CDCOL-1171 — Only the Best of Patti LaBelle   (2008)
b. A9975 Family Man - 3:02(Jeff Barry) / arr: Artie Butler
Atlantic 452347   (1966)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2501-2 — Over the Rainbow: The Atlantic Years   (1994)
c. A9976 I Don't Care(composer unknown) / arr: Artie Butler
unissued

John Bello (t) on b-c; Joe Newman (t) on b-c; Benny Powell (tb) on b-c; Joe Grimaldi (ts) on b-c; Art Kaplan (bar) on b-c; unknown (str) on a.

Unidentified overdubbed strings (track a) were recorded on March 29, 1966. The overdubbed horns were recorded on April 2, 1966.


Date: March 4, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Johnny & Ray

Ray Kennedy, Johnny Miller (ldr), Burt Collins, Irwin 'Marky' Markowitz (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (ss, ts), Art Kaplan (bar), unknown (str), Al Gorgoni, Trade Martin, Bill Suyker (g), Ernie Hayes (p), Russ Saunders (b), Robert J. Gregg (d), John David, Jack Jennings, Teddy Sommer (per), Ray Kennedy, Johnny Miller (v)

a. 9985 I Got Love for You(composer unknown)
b. 9986 Baby Be Good(composer unknown)
c. 9987 So Bad(composer unknown)
All titles unissued.

An unidentified 8-string section is present. The information on this session featuring the Johnny & Ray duo comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM). No further details have been found as yet.


Date: March 16, 1966
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Ted Taylor with Teacho Wiltshire's Band

Ted Taylor (ldr), Ray Copeland, Johnny Glasel (t), Benny Powell (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), Eric Gale, Carl Lynch (g), Paul Griffin (p), Bob Bushnell (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Teacho Wiltshire (con), Ted Taylor (v)

a. 66C-10025 River's Invitation - 3:10(Percy Mayfield) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
Atco 456408   (1966)
Atlantic CD7 81696-2 — Atlantic Blues Vocalists   (1986)
Atlantic CD7 82309-2 [Box] — Atlantic Blues: Guitar-Piano-Vocalists-Chicago   (1991)
b. 66C-10026 Long Distance Love(Dave Mann, Bob Hilliard) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
Atco 456408   (1966)
c. 66C-10027 Help the Bear(Ted Taylor) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
Atco 456434   (1966)

The information on this session comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: Early May 1966
Location: The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Label: Reprise
Sammy Davis, Jr. live at The Sands: That's All

Sammy Davis, Jr. (ldr), Reunald Jones (t), Benny Powell (tb), Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib, v), John Derose (g), George Rhodes (p, con), Aaron Bell (b), Buddy Rich, Michael Silva (d), Antonio Morelli (dir), Others Unknown (var)

a. J-4628 Ain't I - 1:02(George Rhodes)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
b. J-4629 With a Song in My Heart - 2:05(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Reprise 450549   (1967)
Reprise (Fr.) EPRVEP 60105 — Don't Blame the Children   (1968)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
c. J-4630 Another Spring - 2:57(Leslie Bricusse)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
d. J-4631 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home - 4:16(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
e. Rock-a-bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody - 3:09(Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz)
f. J-4633 I've Got You Under My Skin - 10:43(Cole Porter)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
g. J-4634 What's a Nice Kid like You Doing in a Place like This?(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
h. J-4635 Dang Me(Roger Miller)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
i. J-4636 Big, Bad John(Jimmy Dean)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
j. J-4637 The Girl from Ipanema(Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
k. J-4638 Ugly Chile(Clarence Williams)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
l. J-4639 On the Road to Mandalay(Oley Speaks, Rudyard Kipling)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
m. J-4640 What'd I Say?(Ray Charles)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
n. J-4641 Hello Dolly(Jerry Herman)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
o. J-4642 The Lady Is a Tramp - 4:37(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Capitol CD5 41790 2 — Live From Las Vagas   (2003)
p. J-4643 Lonesome Road - 6:48(Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
q. J-4644 Gonna Build a Mountain(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
r. J-4645 Yes I Can(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
s. J-4646 I Want to Be with You(Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
t. J-4647 Too Close for Comfort(Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
u. J-4648 Something's Gotta Give(Johnny Mercer)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
v. J-4649 Hey There(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
w. My Mother the Car - 2:23(Paul Hampton)
x. J-4650 On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - 2:45(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Reprise LP 12"P 10012R — Sammy Davis, Jr. De Luxe   (1968)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
y. J-4651 The Birth of the Blues - 4:13(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva)
Reprise 450549   (1967)
Reprise (Fr.) EPRVEP 60105 — Don't Blame the Children   (1968)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Garland CDGRZ 018 — Greatest Hits   (1988)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
DCC CDDJZ 625 — The Sounds of '66   (1996)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
z. J-4652 As Long as She Needs Me - 2:31(Lionel Bart)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
K-Tel (Eng.) LP 12"NA 463/NC 433 — The Sounds of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1975)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
aa. J-4653 Bye Bye Blackbird - 3:14(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
ab. J-4654 One for My Baby - 10:20(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
ac. J-4655 Where or When - 3:15(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: George Rhodes
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
ad. J-4656 Chicago - 2:44(Fred Fisher)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
ae. J-4657 You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - 3:23(Larry Stock, Russ Morgan, James Cavanaugh)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
Rhino CDR2 76059 — The Essentials: Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2002)
Prism Entertainment (Eng.) CD985 — With a Song In My Heart   (2004)
af. J-4658 Without a Song - 3:43(Vincent Youmans, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu) / arr: George Rhodes
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 75972 — Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story   (1999)
Charly (Eng.) CDSNAD 503 — Here's...Sammy Davis, Jr.   (2001)
ag. J-4678 What Kind of Fool Am I? - 3:11(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
K-Tel (Eng.) LP 12"NA 463/NC 433 — The Sounds of Sammy Davis, Jr.   (1975)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
ah. J-4679 Let's Keep Swinging (Sam By George!) - 8:11(Sammy Davis, Jr., George Rhodes) / arr: George Rhodes
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
ai. J-4680 Sweet Beginning - 1:42(Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
Reprise LP 12"2R/RS 6237 — That's All!   (1967)
Fremus (It.) CDCDFR 0506 — The Classic Collection: Live At the Sands Hotel   (1993)
All titles on: Rhino CDR2 74278 — That's All!   (2001)

f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n;   p, q, r, s, t, u, v performed as medleys.

Sammy Davis, Jr. (vib) on ah, (v) on b-ag, ai; Buddy Rich (d) on ah.

The personnel of the Antonio Morelli Orchestra are incomplete. Titles f-n comprise a medley of 10:43. Tracks p-v comprise a medley of 6:48. Track timings vary among issues. These performances were taken from six Sammy Davis, Jr. shows. Track a is an instrumental introduction. Track ah is essentially a jam session featuring Buddy Rich on drums and Sammy Davis, Jr. on vibraphone. Information on these tracks comes from The Sammy Davis Jr. Discography.


Date: May 3, 1966
Location: Atlantic Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Leslie Uggams: A Time To Love

Leslie Uggams (ldr), John Messner, Sonny Russo (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Ray Alonge, Dick Berg (frh), unknown (str), Margaret Ross (hrp), Everett Barksdale, Vinnie Bell (g), Paul Griffin (p), Ron Carter (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Jack Jennings (per), Peter Matz (con), Leslie Uggams (v)

a. A10226 We Can Work It Out(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Peter Matz
Atlantic 452371   (1967)
b. A10227 How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You(Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr.) / arr: Peter Matz
c. A10228 A Lover's Concerto(Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) / arr: Peter Matz
d. A10229 I Hear a Symphony(Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr.) / arr: Peter Matz
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"8128/SD 8128 — A Time To Love   (1966)

A string section consisting of 9 violins, 2 violas and 2 celli is present.


Date: November 11, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: Impulse!
Chico O'Farrill Orchestra: Nine Flags

Chico O'Farrill (ldr), Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Jimmy Nottingham, Clark Terry (t), Harry DiVito, Urbie Green, Benny Powell (tb), Julius Watkins (frh), Jerry Dodgion, Joe Firrantello, Eddie Wasserman, Frank Wess (ww), Barry Galbraith (g), George Duvivier (b), Don Lamond (d), Chico O'Farrill (con)

a. Royal Saddle - 2:42(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Impulse! 4545-259   (1967)
b. Live Oak - 2:41(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
c. Panache - 2:45(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
d. The Lady from Nine Flags - 3:00(Chico O'Farrill) / arr: Chico O'Farrill
Impulse! 4545-259   (1967)
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"A/S 9135 — Nine Flags   (1967)

These tracks are part of an unusual LP in which nine of the ten titles pay tribute to a country and a brand of Nine Flags fragrances. Benny Powell does not participate in the recording sessions that produced the other tracks of the LP. The liner notes indicate that J.J. Johnson is the trombone soloist on track b. Although Johnson is indicated as being present on other tracks of the LP, he is not listed as being part of this orchestra.


Date: November 18, 1966
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Columbia
The Coasters on Broadway

The Coasters (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), George Devens (vib), James Booker (p, or), Jessie Preacher Fairman (b), Charles Otis (d), Earl Speedo Carroll, Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Will Dub Jones (v)

a. Soul Pad - 2:42(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
King 4545-6404   (1973)
Glinka Digital Download — Little Egypt   (2010)
b. Down Home Girl - 3:07(Jerry Leiber, Artie Butler)
Beat Goes Public/Ace (Eng.) CDBGPCD 135 — King Funk   (2000)
Both titles on: Date 452-1552   (1967)
King LP 12"KS 1146-498 — The Coasters On Broadway   (1972)
London (Eng.) LP 12"SHZ 8460 — The Coasters On Broadway   (1973)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"1147 — Love Potion Number Nine   
DeLuxe CDDCD 7786 — 20 Greatest Hits   (1987)
Rhino CDR2 71090 — 50 Coastin' Classics   (1992)
Gusto/TeeVee CD0750 — 20 Greatest Hits   (2006)
Varèse Sarabande CD066 844 2 — Down Home   (2007)

George Devens (vib) on b; James Booker (or) on a.

Thanks to Michel Ruppli for pointing out that this was not an Atlantic Records session.


Date: November 30, 1966
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Total J. J. Johnson

J. J. Johnson (ldr), Art Farmer, Danny Stiles, Snooky Young (t), Paul Faulise, Benny Powell (tb), J. J. Johnson (tb, con), Jerome Richardson (as, cl, f), Phil Bodner (ts, cl, f, o), Tommy Newsom (bar, bcl, f), Hank Jones (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. TPA1-5279 Say When - 2:52(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
b. TPA1-5280 Ballade - 3:44(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
Both titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3833 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5653 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6014 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1972)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1169 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1976)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"NL 89367 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1984)
Bluebird CD6277-2-RB — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Ger.) CDND 86277 — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 47791 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1997)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 93843 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 84324 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2004)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10293 — J.J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2007)
Phono (Sp.) CD870229 — J. J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2015)

Soloists:
Track a - Johnson
Track b - Farmer


Date: December 2, 1966
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Total J. J. Johnson

J. J. Johnson (ldr), Burt Collins, Art Farmer, Ernie Royal (t), Paul Faulise, Benny Powell (tb), J. J. Johnson (tb, con), Jerome Richardson (as, cl, f), Phil Bodner (ts, cl, f, o), Tommy Newsom (bar, bcl, f), Bobby Rosengarden (vib, per, bo), Hank Jones (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. TPA1-5281 Little Dave - 4:02(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
b. TPA1-5282 Space Walk - 4:07(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
c. TPA1-5283 In Walked Horace - 4:40(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
d. TPA1-5284 Blue - 5:45(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3833 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5653 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6014 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1972)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1169 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1976)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"NL 89367 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1984)
Bluebird CD6277-2-RB — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Ger.) CDND 86277 — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 47791 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1997)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 93843 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 84324 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2004)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10293 — J.J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2007)
Phono (Sp.) CD870229 — J. J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2015)

Bobby Rosengarden (vib) on b-c, (per) on b-c, (bo) on b-c.

Soloists:
Track a - Johnson
Track b - Carter (walking), Johnson, Carter (walking)
Track c - Richardson (f), Rosengarden (bo), Johnson
Track d - Johnson, Richardson (f), Jones


Date: December 5, 1966
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
The Total J. J. Johnson

J. J. Johnson (ldr), Burt Collins, Art Farmer, Snooky Young (t), J. J. Johnson (tb, con), Benny Powell (tb), Tony Studd (btb), Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington (frh), Jerome Richardson (as, cl, f), Frank Wess (ts, cl, f), Tommy Newsom (bar, bcl, f), Hank Jones (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. TPA1-5285 Euro #1 - 5:48(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
b. TPA1-5286 Euro #2 - 5:37(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
c. TPA1-5287 Short Cake - 2:42(J. J. Johnson) / arr: J. J. Johnson
All titles on: RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3833 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5653 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"6014 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1972)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1169 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1976)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"NL 89367 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1984)
Bluebird CD6277-2-RB — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Ger.) CDND 86277 — J.J. Johnson and His Big Bands: Say When   (1987)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 47791 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (1997)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 93843 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2002)
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 84324 2 — The Total J.J. Johnson   (2004)
Lone Hill (Sp.) CDLHJ10293 — J.J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2007)
Phono (Sp.) CD870229 — J. J. Johnson: The Complete '60s Big Band Recordings   (2015)

Soloists:
Tracks a, c - Johnson
Track b - Johnson, Jones, Farmer


Date: December 21, 1966
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Nanette and Tony Roman

Nanette, Tony Roman (ldr), Irwin 'Marky' Markowitz (t), Benny Powell (tb), Bobby Tricarico (ww), Joe Grimaldi (ts), unknown (str), Vinnie Bell (g), Paul Griffin (p), Bob Bushnell (eb), Herb Lovelle (d), Warren Smith (per), Leroy Glover (con), Nanette, Tony Roman (v)

a. 11337 The Sky Without the Sun(Russell Brown, Bob Crewe, Gary Knight) / arr: Leroy Glover
b. 11338 I'm Going Out(Bob Crewe, Gary Knight) / arr: Leroy Glover
c. 11339 Shadows on a Foggy Day(Gary Knight, Eddie Rambeau) / arr: Leroy Glover
All titles unissued.

Nanette (ldr) on a-b, (v) on a-b; Tony Roman (ldr) on c, (v) on c.

Four unidentified string players are present. The information comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: December 29, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Duke Ellington Orchestra

Duke Ellington (ldr), Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams (t), Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Harry Carney (as, bar, cl, bcl), Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Duke Ellington (p), John Lamb (b), Sam Woodyard (d), Tony Watkins (v)

a. I'm Just a Lucky So and So(Duke Ellington, Mack David)
b. Blues at Sundown(Duke Ellington)
c. The Lonely Ones(Duke Ellington, Don George)
All titles unissued.

This session took place ten days after Ellington's "Far East Suite" recording session. Apparently, Benny Powell was a temporary replacement for Chuck Connors. According to Ellingtonia, 5 takes of "I'm Just a Lucky So and So," 7 takes of "Blues at Sundown" and 4 takes of "The Lonely Ones" were recorded at this session. None has been issued.


Date: December 29, 1966
Location: Associated Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Decca
Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell On You

Screamin' Jay Hawkins (ldr), Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (ts), Buddy Lucas (bar), Billy Butler, Eric Gale (g), Ernie Hayes (p), Louis Mauro (b), Bernard Purdie (d), Warren Smith (per), unknown (bkv), Bert De Coteaux (dir), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (v)

a. 118364 I Put a Spell on You - 2:21(Jay Hawkins)
Decca 4532100   (1967)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — I Put a Spell On You & Other Favorites   (2008)
Essential Media Group LLC Digital Download — I Put a Spell On You   (2009)
Synergy Entertainment Digital Download — The Golden Treasure Series of Rock 'N' Roll Superstars   
Unidisc Music Digital Download — I Put a Spell On You   
b. 118365-2 Two Can Play This Game - 2:33(composer unknown)
c. 118366-2 Shattered - 2:17(Jay Hawkins)
d. 118367 You're an Exception to the Rule - 2:23(composer unknown)
Decca 4532100   (1967)
All titles on: Bear Family Records (Ger.) CDBCD 15530 — Spellbound! 1955-1974   (1990)

A chorus is present on this session.


Date: January 10, 1967
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor
Johnny Hodges: Triple Play

Johnny Hodges (ldr), Roy Eldridge (t), Benny Powell (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (bar), Billy Butler (g), Jimmy Jones (p, con), Nat Pierce (p), Joe Benjamin (b), Oliver Jackson (d)

a. UPA1-3635 Big Boy Blues - 3:19(Johnny Hodges)
Bluebird LP 12"5903-1-RB — Triple Play   (1987)
Bluebird CD5903-2-RB — Triple Play   (1987)
BMG CD74321 52065 2 — Planet Jazz   (1998)
b. UPA1-3636 C Jam Blues - 4:21(Duke Ellington)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3867 — Triple Play   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5731 — Triple Play   (1968)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1183 — Triple Play   (1976)
Bluebird LP 12"5903-1-RB — Triple Play   (1987)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7102 — Triple Play   
Bluebird CD5903-2-RB — Triple Play   (1987)
c. UPA1-3637 Unknown Title
unissued
d. UPA1-3638 Unknown Title
unissued
e. UPA1-3639 Unknown Title
unissued
f. UPA1-3640 Fur Piece - 6:20(Johnny Hodges)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3867 — Triple Play   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5731 — Triple Play   (1968)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"RGP 1183 — Triple Play   (1976)
Bluebird LP 12"5903-1-RB — Triple Play   (1987)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7102 — Triple Play   
Bluebird CD5903-2-RB — Triple Play   (1987)

No guitar is heard on track a which fades out.

Soloists:
Track a - Hodges, Eldridge, Carney
Track b - Powell, Butler, Carney, Eldridge, Hodges
Track f - Eldridge, Carney, Butler, Powell, Hodges, Eldridge


Date: May 5, 1967
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Drifters

The Drifters (ldr), Joe Newman, Eddie Williams (t), Benny Powell, Tony Studd (tb), Seldon Powell (ts), Jerry Dodgion (f), Eric Gale, Wally Richardson (g), Ernie Hayes (or), Jimmy Tyrell (b), Bernard Purdie (d), Richard Tee (con), Bill Fredericks, Johnny Moore, Rick Sheppard, Charles Thomas (v)

a. A12371 Ain't It the Truth - 2:43(Ronnie Savoy) / arr: Richard Tee
Atlantic 452426   (1967)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"0820 148 — Rhythm and Blues Formidable, Vol. 3   (1967)
Sequel (Eng.) CDRSACD 836 — Drifters Anthology 7: I’ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing   (1996)
b. A12372 Up Jumped the Devil(Ronnie Savoy, Albert Hamilton, Rob Reeco) / arr: Richard Tee
unissued
c. A12373 Up Jumped the Devil - 3:02(Ronnie Savoy, Albert Hamilton, Rob Reeco) / arr: Richard Tee
Atlantic 452426   (1967)
Sequel (Eng.) CDRSACD 836 — Drifters Anthology 7: I’ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing   (1996)

The four vocalists comprised the group known as The Drifters. The information comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: July 3, 1967
Location: Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
Label: RCA Victor
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: Newport Uproar

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Wallace Davenport, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (t), Garnett Brown, Al Grey, Britt Woodman (tb), Benny Powell (tb, btb), George Dorsey, Ed Pazant (as), Jerome Richardson (as, bar), Frank Foster, Illinois Jacquet, David Young (ts), Lionel Hampton (vib, p, v), Billy Mackel (g), Milt Buckner, John Spruill (p), George Duvivier (b), Alan Dawson, Steve Little (d)

a. Glad Hamp - 5:19(Frank Foster)
Groove Merchant LP 12"GM 4400 — The Works   (1975)
Glad Hamp LP 12"GHS 1020 — Hamp's Big Band Live   (1979)
b. Blues for Gerty - 10:08(Lionel Hampton)
Groove Merchant LP 12"GM 4400 — The Works   (1975)
Glad Hamp LP 12"GHS 1020 — Hamp's Big Band Live   (1979)
c. Meet Ben Bailey (blues) - 4:52(composer unknown)
Groove Merchant LP 12"GM 4400 — The Works   (1975)
Glad Hamp LP 12"GHS 1020 — Hamp's Big Band Live   (1979)
d. UPA5-6344 Turn Me Loose - 4:18(Al Grey)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
e. UPA5-6345 Thai Silk - 4:28(Lionel Hampton) / arr: Johnny Warrington
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
f. UPA5-6347 Tempo's Birthday - 2:48(Lionel Hampton, Joe Morris) / arr: Thad Jones
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
g. UPA5-6348 Misunderstood Blues - 5:53(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
h. UPA5-6349 Meet Benny Bailey - 4:22(Quincy Jones)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
i. UPA5-6350 Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - 3:22(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
j. UPA5-6350 Hamp's Boogie Woogie(Lionel Hampton)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
k. UPA5-6351 Flying Home - 8:02(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Franklin Mint LP 12"Vols. 37-40 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Jazz Milestones   (1984)
Bluebird CD07863 66084-2 — RCA Victor Jazz: The First Half Century - The 20's - 60's   (1992)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
l. UPA5-6352 Greasy Greens - 4:32(Ed Bland)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)
m. UPA5-6352 (encore) Greasy Greens - 4:23(Ed Bland)
RCA Victor LP 12"LPM/LSP 3891 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Jpn.) LP 12"SHP 5698 — Newport Uproar   (1967)
RCA Victor (Fr.) LP 12"FXL1-7286 — Newport Uproar   (1968)
Bluebird CD07863 66157-2 — Reunion At Newport 1967   (1993)

i, j performed as medley.

Illinois Jacquet (ts) on k; Lionel Hampton (vib) on a-h, k-m, (p) on i-j, (v) on c, i; Milt Buckner (p) on i-k; John Spruill (p) on a-h, l-m; Alan Dawson (d) on i-k.

The timings of these tracks vary considerably from issue to issue. Those shown for tracks d-m do not include applause or announcements. Tracks i and j comprise a medley 3:22 in duration. Benny Powell solos (bass trombone) on track g. Track c is called "Meet Ben Bailey" on the LPs but it is a blues and has no relationship to track h (Quincy Jones's "Meet Benny Bailey").


Date: August 24, 1967
Location: American Studio, Memphis, TN (and New York City)
Label: Atlantic
The Sweet Inspirations (vocal group)

The Sweet Inspirations (ldr), Irwin 'Marky' Markowitz, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell, Tony Studd (tb), Pepper Adams (bar), unknown (str), Teddy Sommer (mar), Tommy Cogbill (g), Gary Illingworth (p, or), Jerry Jemmott (eb), Grady Tate (d), Estelle Brown, Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith (v)

a. A12944 Sweet Inspiration - 2:50(Wallace Pennington [Dan Penn], Dewey Lindon 'Spooner' Oldham) / arr: Ralph Burns, Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452476   (1967)
Atlantic (Fr.) 45650088   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8203 — The Super Hits, Vol. 3   (1968)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"587180 — Atlantic Blockbusters   (1970)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20071 — That’s Soul 3   (1973)
Rhino CDR2 75757 — Soul Shots: A Collection of Sixties Soul Classics, Vol. 3   (1989)
Stax CDSCD-8565-2 — The Sweet Inspirations: Estelle, Myrna and Sylvia   (1991)
Rhino CDR2 70278 — Rare Soul: Beach Music Classics, Vol. 2   (1992)
BAR Records CD129 — Soul Cargo, Volume 3   (1995)
JCI CD3167 — Only Rock 'N Roll: #1 Radio Hits 1965-1969   (1996)
Rhino CDR2 72815 — Beg, Scream & Shout: The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul   (1997)
Eclipse Music Group CD64663 — Whole Lotta Soul 1968-1969   (1999)
Kent (Eng.) CD186 — The Girls Got Soul   (2000)
Hear Music CD684899 — Something's Got a Hold On Me   (2005)
Rhino Digital Download — Atlantic Top 60: Sweat-Soaked Soul Classics   (2007)
b. A12946 Oh What a Fool I've Been - 2:36(Dewey Lindon 'Spooner' Oldham, Darryl Carter, Wallace Pennington [Dan Penn]) / arr: Ralph Burns, Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452449   (1967)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"0820 187 — Rhythm and Blues Formidable, Vol. 5   (1968)
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8155 — The Sweet Inspirations   (1967)
Ichiban Soul Classics CDSCL 2506-2 — The Best of The Sweet Inspirations   (1994)
Collectors' Choice CDWWCCM 700-2 — The Sweet Inspirations   (2006)

The horns were recorded in New York City and overdubbed at a later date. An unidentified string section is present. These are the only tracks on which Benny Powell performs. Information comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM).


Date: September 12, 1967
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Pacific Jazz
Booker Ervin: Booker 'N' Brass

Booker Ervin (ldr), Ray Copeland, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Tolliver, Richard Williams (t), Garnett Brown, Bennie Green (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Booker Ervin (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Lenny McBrowne (d)

a. St. Louis Blues - 4:11(W. C. Handy) / arr: Teddy Edwards
Pacific Jazz LP 12"ST 20127 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1967)
b. Baltimore Oriole - 4:42(Hoagy Carmichael) / arr: Teddy Edwards
Pacific Jazz LP 12"ST 20127 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1967)
c. L.A. After Dark - 5:03(Teddy Edwards) / arr: Teddy Edwards
Pacific Jazz LP 12"ST 20127 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1967)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 94032 2 — Blue Pacific Funk (Walkin' On the West Coast)   (1998)
d. tk. 3alt L.A. After Dark - 5:08(Teddy Edwards) / arr: Teddy Edwards
e. tk. 7alt L.A. After Dark - 5:05(Teddy Edwards) / arr: Teddy Edwards
All titles on: Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7243 4 94509 2 9 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1998)

Soloists:
Track a - Ervin, Hubbard, Ervin
Track b - Ervin
Tracks c-e - Ervin, Hubbard


Date: September 13, 1967
Location: Webster Hall, New York City
Label: Pacific Jazz
Booker Ervin: Booker 'N' Brass

Booker Ervin (ldr), Martin Banks, Johnny Coles, Ray Copeland, Richard Williams (t), Bennie Green, Britt Woodman (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Booker Ervin (ts), Kenny Barron (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Lenny McBrowne (d)

a. Kansas City - 3:00(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) / arr: Teddy Edwards
b. I Left My Sugar in Salt Lake City - 4:22(Leon Rene) / arr: Teddy Edwards
c. East Dallas Special - 4:37(Booker Ervin) / arr: Teddy Edwards
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 94032 2 — Blue Pacific Funk (Walkin' On the West Coast)   (1998)
All titles on: Pacific Jazz LP 12"ST 20127 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1967)
Pacific Jazz CDCDP 7243 4 94509 2 9 — Booker 'N' Brass   (1998)

Soloists:
Track a - Ervin, Barron
Tracks b-c - Ervin, Green


Date: September 19, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Herbie Mann: Glory of Love

Herbie Mann (ldr), Burt Collins, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), Joe Grimaldi (r), Hubert Laws (pic, f), Herbie Mann (f), Teddy Sommer (vib, per), Jay Berliner, Eric Gale (g), Paul Griffin (p), Ron Carter (b), Herb Lovelle (d), Ray Barretto, Johnny Pacheco (per), Herb Bernstein (con), unknown (v)

a. 1440 Upa, Negrinho (Upa, Neguinho) - 2:40(Eduardo Lobo, Gianfrancisco Guarnere) / arr: Herb Bernstein
A&M 45923    (1968)
A&M LP 12"LP 2003/SP 3003 — Glory of Love   (1967)
A&M LP 12"AMLS 944 — Glory of Love   (1968)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 4010 — Glory of Love   (1968)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 3102 — Glory of Love   (1977)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"C25Y 3817 — Glory of Love   (1987)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AML 303 — Glory of Love   
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 18009 — Glory of Love   
A&M (Jpn.) CDD32Y 3817 — Glory of Love   (1987)
A&M CD0827-2 — Glory of Love   (1990)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPCCY 10125 — Glory of Love   (1990)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPOCM 5022 — Glory of Love   (1992)
A&M (Jpn.) CD30XB-59 — Glory of Love   
b. Land of 1000 Dances(Chris Kenner) / arr: Herb Bernstein
unissued

Date: November 13, 1967
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Jazzhattan Suite

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm (t), Joe Newman (t, con), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (tb), Paul Faulise (btb), Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Phil Woods (as, cl), George Marge (ts, cl, f), Zoot Sims (ts), Danny Bank (bar, bcl, f), Bobby Rosengarden (vib, per, bo), Patti Bown (p), Ron Carter, George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Oliver Nelson (con)

a. 103731 Complex City - 8:07(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
b. 103732 The East Side, the West Side - 4:10(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
c. 103733 125th and 7th Avenue - 6:35(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
d. 103734 A Penthouse Dawn - 3:05(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
e. 103735 One for Duke - 5:20(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
All titles on: Verve LP 12"V/V6 8731 — Jazzhattan Suite   (1967)
Verve (Eng.) LP 12"VLP 9202 — Jazzhattan Suite   (1968)
Mosaic CDMD6-233 — Oliver Nelson: The Verve/Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions   (2006)

Soloists:
Track a - Bown, Sims, Newman
Track b - Woods (as)
Track c - Cleveland, probably Newman, Woods (as), Sims
Track d - Woods (as)
Track e - Bown, Sims, Newman, Carter/Duvivier (4-bar exchanges)


Date: November 14, 1967
Location: Capitol Studios, New York City
Label: Verve
Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Jazzhattan Suite

Oliver Nelson (ldr), Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm (t), Joe Newman (t, con), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (tb), Paul Faulise (btb), Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington (frh), Don Butterfield (tu), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Phil Woods (as, cl), George Marge (ts, cl, f), Zoot Sims (ts), Danny Bank (bar, bcl, f), Bobby Rosengarden (vib, per), Patti Bown (p), Ron Carter, George Duvivier (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d), Oliver Nelson (con)

a. 103730 A Typical Day in New York - 4:43(Oliver Nelson) / arr: Oliver Nelson
Verve LP 12"V/V6 8731 — Jazzhattan Suite   (1967)
Verve (Eng.) LP 12"VLP 9202 — Jazzhattan Suite   (1968)
Mosaic CDMD6-233 — Oliver Nelson: The Verve/Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions   (2006)

There are no improvised solos on this track.


Date: December 15, 1967
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band

Duke Pearson (ldr), Randy Brecker, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Julian Priester (tb), Kenny Rupp (btb), Jerry Dodgion (as, pic, f), Al Gibbons (as, bcl, f), Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Mickey Roker (d)

a. 2000 (tk. 06) Ready When You Are C.B. - 2:51(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
b. 2001 (tk. 11) Ground Hog - 3:00(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note LP 12"B1 54360 — Blue Break Beats, Volume 3   (1996)
Blue Note CD7243 8 54360 2 — Blue Break Beats, Volume 3   (1997)
c. 2002 (tk. 19) Mississippi Dip - 2:30(George Andrews, Randy Irwin) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 5 23444 2 — Blunited States   (2000)
d. 2003 (tk. 24) A Taste of Honey - 5:25(Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) / arr: Duke Pearson
e. 2004 (tk. 37) New Time Shuffle - 5:30(Joe Sample) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note CD7243 4 97155 2 — Blue Big Bands   (1999)
f. 2005 (tk. 30) Bedouin - 5:20(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
g. 2006 (tk. 40) Straight up and Down - 6:55(Chick Corea) / arr: Duke Pearson
h. 2007 (tk. 47) New Girl - 6:00(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
Smithsonian Collection CDRD-108-S25-17618 — Big Band Renaissance: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra - The 1940s and Beyond   (1995)
i. 2008 (tk. 54) Time After Time - 4:05(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) / arr: Duke Pearson
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84276 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1968)
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 4276 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 8694 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (2010)

Soloists:
Tracks a-b - Pearson
Track c - Brecker
Track d - Foster, Gibbons or Dodgion (f)
Track e - Powell, Brown, Gibbons (as), Priester
Track f - Dodgion (f), Roker, Brecker
Track g - Roker, Stamm, Adams, Roker
Track h - Collins, Tabackin, Pearson, Collins, Roker
Track i - Brown, Shepley


Date: Possibly 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Fortress
Eddie Bonnemère: Mass For Every Season

Eddie Bonnemère (ldr), Allen Brown (t), Benny Powell (btb), Arnie Lawrence (as), Lawrence 'Rico' Henderson (ts, f), Roy Phelps (g), Ira Stuart (p), Eddie Bonnemère (or, con), Joe Scott (b), Sticks Evans (d), Community of St. Thomas the Apostle In Harlem Choir (v)

a. Mass for Every Season: Today (Entrance Song) - 2:07(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
b. Mass for Every Season: Lord, Have Mercy - 1:23(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
c. Mass for Every Season: Gloria - 1:58(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
d. Mass for Every Season: Gradual - 3:07(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
e. Mass for Every Season: This Is the Time (Offertory) - 3:17(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
f. Mass for Every Season: Holy, Holy, Holy - 0:44(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
g. Mass for Every Season: Dying You Destroyed Our Death (Anamnesis) - 0:30(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
h. Mass for Every Season: Amen - 0:24(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
i. Mass for Every Season: Lamb of God - 1:32(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
j. Mass for Every Season: My Body Given up for You (Communion Song) - 14:00(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
k. Mass for Every Season: Salt of the Earth, Light of the World (Recessional) - 2:12(Eddie Bonnemère, Robert J. Ledogar) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
All titles on: Fortress LP 12"CSS 698 (XSV 143495) — The Community of St. Thomas the Apostle In Harlem Sings Bonnemère's Mass For Every Season   (1969)
Essential Media CD5024969 — The Community of St. Thomas the Apostle In Harlem Sings Bonnemère's Mass For Every Season   (2012)

Community of St. Thomas the Apostle In Harlem Choir (v) on a-d, f-k.

This is a studio recording the date of which is not disclosed. The LP has no liner notes but comes with two brochures, one containing lead sheets with lyrics for all sections of the mass and another containing information on the mass, the church and personnel. The music has a copyright date of 1968 and the brochure talks about the programs involving Bonnemère running from December 1967 to June 1968. I am guessing that it's around this time the recording was made. The personnel is similar to Missa Laetare (Mass of Joy) (see session below, ca. 1971).


Date: January 8, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Artie Butler Orchestra: Have You Met Miss jones?

Artie Butler (ldr), Morton Bullman, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), Jerome Richardson (pic, f), Arthur Bogin, Peter Dimitriades, Joseph Haber, Louis Haber, Harry Lookofsky, Matthew Raimondi, David Sackson, Irving Spice, Louis Stone (vn), Murray Sandry, Bernard Zaslav (vl), Seymour Barab (vc), Corky Hale (hrp), Vinnie Bell, Sal Di Troia, Charles Macey (g), Artie Butler (key, p, con), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Gary Chester (d), George Devens, Richie Ritz (per)

a. tk. 4 The Loop - 2:00(Max Hardy (aka Artie Butler)) / arr: Artie Butler
b. Music for Night People - 2:33(George Moorhouse, Gordon Rees) / arr: Artie Butler
Both titles on: A&M LP 12"SP 3007 — Have You Met Miss Jones?   (1968)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AML 307 — Have You Met Miss Jones?   
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 18010 — Have You Met Miss Jones?   
A&M (Aus.) LP 12"SAML 932958 — Have You Met Miss Jones?   

Butler also plays ondioline, a small electronic keyboard instrument, on this session.


Date: January 25, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Stanley Turrentine Orchestra

Stanley Turrentine (ldr), Burt Collins, Marvin Stamm (t, fh), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Al Gibbons (r), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Everett Barksdale (g), McCoy Tyner (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. 2033 Spooky - 2:56(Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb, Jr., Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), Harry Middlebrooks)
Blue Note 4545-1936   (1968)
Blue Note LP 12"B1 31883 — The Lost Grooves   (1995)
Blue Note CD7243 8 31883 2 — The Lost Grooves   (1995)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 93991 2 — Easy - Stanley Turrentine Plays the Pop Hits   (1998)
b. 2034 Elusive Butterfly - 2:52(Bob Lind)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 93991 2 — Easy - Stanley Turrentine Plays the Pop Hits   (1998)
c. 2035 Love Is Blue(Andre Popp, Pierre Cour, Bryan Blackburn)
Blue Note 4545-1936   (1968)
d. 2036 When I Look Into Your Eyes(composer unknown)
unissued

Stanley Turrentine is the only soloist on tracks a and b. Tracks c and d have not been auditioned.


Date: February 1, 1968
Location: American Sound Studio, Memphis, TN
Label: Atco
King Curtis: Sweet Soul

King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], Frank Wess (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), Reggie Young (g), Bobby Emmons, Spooner Oldham (key), Mike Leach (eb), Gene Chrisman (d), unknown (v)

a. 68C-13850 Spooky - 2:46(Buddy Buie, J. R. Cobb, Jr., Mike Sharpe (Shapiro), Harry Middlebrooks)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79994 5 — King Curtis: The Platinum Collection   (2007)

The backup horns were recorded separately in New York City and overdubbed. The personnel come from the liner notes of Atco 33-247. An unidentified female voice is heard briefly. Curtis is the only soloist.


Date: February 8, 13 and 23, 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Verve Forecast
Galt MacDermot Orchestra

Galt MacDermot (ldr), Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (t), Bob Ascher, Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman (tb), Jim Buffington (frh), Zane Paul (bar, f), Eric Gale, Al Gorgoni, Hugh McCracken, David Spinozza, Don Thomas (g), Galt MacDermot (elp, or), Paul Griffin (or), Jimmy Lewis (b), Jimmy Johnson, Bernard Purdie, Earl Williams (d), Sticks Evans, Sir Harold (per)

a. 104389 Dead End(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
Verve Forecast 45KF 5105   (1968)
b. 104390 Three Five Zero Zero(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
c. 104391 Aquarius(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
Verve Forecast 45KF 5105   (1968)
d. 104392 Where Do I Go?(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
Verve Forecast 45KF 5089   (1968)
e. 104393 Hare Krishna(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
f. 104394 Frank Mills(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
g. 104395 Hair(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
h. 104396 Easy to Be Hard(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
i. 104397 Good Morning Starshine(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
Verve Forecast 45KF 5089   (1968)
j. 104398 Walking in Space(Galt MacDermot) / arr: Galt MacDermot
All titles on: Verve Forecast LP 12"FTS 3045 — Galt MacDermot's Hair Pieces   (1968)
Verve (Eng.) LP 12"VLP 6007 — Galt MacDermot's Hair Pieces   (1968)
Verve (Ger.) LP 12"FVS 9514 — Galt MacDermot's Hair Pieces   (1968)

The Winston Collymore Strings and the Valerie Simpson Singers also perform on this session. Electronic effects were provided by Rick Shorter. Not auditioned.


Date: March 5, 1968
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
David 'Fathead' Newman: Bigger & Better

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Jimmy Owens (t), Benny Powell (tb), David 'Fathead' Newman (as, ts, f), Seldon Powell (ts), Jerome Richardson (bar), Winston Collymore, Leo Cruczek, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, Leo Kahn, Gene Orloff, Matthew Raimondi (vn), Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke (vl), Kermit Moore (vc), Eric Gale (g), Richard Davis (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), William Fischer (con)

a. 14008 Ain't That Good News - 3:47(Sam Cooke) / arr: William Fischer
b. 14009 A Change Is Gonna Come - 5:27(Sam Cooke) / arr: William Fischer
c. 14010 The Thirteenth Floor - 5:47(David 'Fathead' Newman) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic 452554   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1590 — The Best of David "Fathead" Newman   (1972)
Rhino CDR2 71452 — House of David: The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 71637 — Atlantic Jazz Gallery: Atlantic Jazz Flutes   (1994)
Label M CD5706 — Heavy Flute: Funky Flute Grooves from the 60s and 70s   (2000)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79938 8 — Introducing David Newman   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: David Newman   (2011)
d. 14011 For Sylvia - 6:34(William S. Fischer) / arr: William Fischer
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1505 — Bigger & Better   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 71453 — Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman   (1993)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6408 — I Need Some Money/Bigger & Better   (2000)

Melvin Lastie (t) on a-c; Jimmy Owens (t) on a-c; Benny Powell (tb) on a-c; David 'Fathead' Newman (as) on b, (ts) on a, (f) on c-d; Seldon Powell (ts) on a-c; Jerome Richardson (bar) on a-c; Winston Collymore (vn) on b-d; Leo Cruczek (vn) on b-d; Richard Elias (vn) on b-d; Emanuel Green (vn) on b-d; Leo Kahn (vn) on b-d; Gene Orloff (vn) on b-d; Matthew Raimondi (vn) on b-d; Alfred Brown (vl) on b-d; Selwart Clarke (vl) on b-d; Kermit Moore (vc) on b-d.

Overdubbed strings (later date) appear on tracks b-d, overdubbed backup horns on a-c. The version of track c issued on Atlantic 2554 is edited (2:11; mst. no. A14972). Newman is the only soloist on tracks a (ts), b (as) and c (f). He also solos on flute on track d along with Gale.


Date: March 6, 1968
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
David 'Fathead' Newman: Bigger & Better

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), David 'Fathead' Newman (as, ts, f), Seldon Powell (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), Winston Collymore, Leo Cruczek, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, Leo Kahn, Gene Orloff, Matthew Raimondi (vn), Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke (vl), Kermit Moore (vc), Billy Butler (g), Richard Davis (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), William Fischer (con)

a. 14012 Yesterday - 3:58(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic 452554   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1505 — Bigger & Better   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 71453 — Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 71452 — House of David: The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 71554 — Atlantic Jazz Gallery: The Best of the '60s, Vol. 1   (1994)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6408 — I Need Some Money/Bigger & Better   (2000)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79938 8 — Introducing David Newman   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: David Newman   (2011)
b. 14013 And I Love Her - 5:40(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1505 — Bigger & Better   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 71453 — Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman   (1993)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6408 — I Need Some Money/Bigger & Better   (2000)
c. 14014 Help(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: William Fischer
unissued

The version of track a issued on Atlantic 2554 is edited to 2:08 (mst. no. A14972). Newman plays alto saxophone on tracks a and b where he is the only soloist. The strings and backup horns are overdubbed.


Date: Late April 1968 & May 13, 1969 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studios; Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, New York City and Muscle Shoals, AL
Label: Atlantic
Arif Mardin Orchestra: Glass Onion

Arif Mardin (ldr), Joe Newman, Herb Pomeroy, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (tb), Eddie Hinton (h, g), Charlie Mariano, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Jimmy Johnson (g), Barry Beckett (p, elp, or), Arif Mardin (p), David Hood (eb), Roger Hawkins (d, per)

a. 17014 Listen Here - 3:10(Eddie Harris) / arr: Arif Mardin
b. 17021 Midnight Walk - 4:28(Arif Mardin) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452996   
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8222 — Glass Onion   (1970)

Arif Mardin (p) on b.

According to the LP liner notes, the remaining nine tracks of this issue involve different horns (not including Benny Powell), strings and backup vocals augmenting the same Muscle Shoals-based rhythm section. The trumpet solo on track a is by Joe Newman and the alto saxophone solo on track b by Charlie Mariano. The horns are overdubbed. The recording dates come from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road."


Date: April 1, 1968
Location: American Recording Studio, Memphis, TN (and New York City)
Label: Atco
King Curtis: Sweet Soul

King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ss, as, ts), Frank Wess (ts), Haywood Henry (bar), unknown (str), Reggie Young (g, eb), Spooner Oldham (p, elp), Bobby Emmons (or), Mike Leach (eb), Gene Chrisman (d), The Sweet Inspirations (bkv)

a. 68C-14176 Soul Serenade - 2:53(Curtis Ousley [King Curtis], Luther Dixon)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-266 — Best of King Curtis   (1968)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20041 — King Curtis: Star Collection   (1973)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20044 — That’s Soul 4   (1973)
Atco (Fr.) LP 12"3020 — Rhythm and Blues Terrible, Vol. 3   
Razor & Tie CDRE 2054 — Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis   (1994)
AIM (Aus.) CD2010 — Groovin' With the King   (1997)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
b. 68C-14177 Sweet Inspiration - 2:51(Wallace Pennington [Dan Penn], Dewey Lindon 'Spooner' Oldham)
Atco 456680   (1968)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
c. 68C-14178 Honey - 2:27(Bobby Russell)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
d. 68C-14180 Up, Up and Away - 2:48(Jimmy Webb)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
e. 68C-14183 I Heard It Through the Grapevine - 3:16(Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong)
Atlantic 456598   (1968)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-266 — Best of King Curtis   (1968)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-247 — Sweet Soul   (1968)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20041 — King Curtis: Star Collection   (1973)
Razor & Tie CDRE 2054 — Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis   (1994)
Koch CDKOC-CD-8015 — King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits/King Size Soul   (1998)
Spy Records Ambassador Soul Classics CD46006 — Sweet Soul/Everybody's Talkin'   (2005)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79994 5 — King Curtis: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
f. 68C-14184 Makin' Hey - 2:56(Curtis Ousley [King Curtis])
Atco 456613   (1968)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-266 — Best of King Curtis   (1968)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20041 — King Curtis: Star Collection   (1973)
Atco (Fr.) LP 12"3020 — Rhythm and Blues Terrible, Vol. 3   

The horns were recorded separately in New York City and overdubbed. Horns are not present on other tracks recorded at this session which are not included here. A vocal group, The Sweet Inspirations, is heard on track c. An unidentified string section led by Gene Orloff, also recorded in New York City, is present tracks a and c. King Curtis plays alto saxophone on track a, soprano saxophone on track c and tenor saxophone on tracks b, d and e. Track f has not been auditioned. The Memphis recording date comes from Ruppli's Atlantic Records Discography (2010 CD-ROM). The version of track e issued on Atlantic 6598 is edited to 2:28 (mst. no. 68C-14696).


Date: April 15, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Stanley Turrentine: The Look of Love

Stanley Turrentine (ldr), Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (fh), Benny Powell (btb), Jim Buffington (frh), Stanley Turrentine (ts), unknown (str), Kenny Burrell (g), Hank Jones, Duke Pearson (p), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. 2091 (tk. 7) Blues for Stan - 6:00(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. 2092 (tk. 18) Smile - 4:05(Charles Chaplin, John Turner (John Phillips), Geoffrey Parsons) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA394-H2 — Stanley Turrentine   (1975)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4006 — Stanley Turrentine   (1975)
c. 2093 (tk. 22) The Look of Love - 4:23(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note 4545-1940   (1968)
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 93991 2 — Easy - Stanley Turrentine Plays the Pop Hits   (1998)
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)

Hank Jones (p) on a-b; Duke Pearson (p) on c.

An overdubbed, fourteen piece string section, recorded on May 27, 1968, is present on all tracks. Stanley Turrentine is the only soloist.


Date: April 16, 1968 & October 16, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha Now

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Jimmy Johnson (g), Aretha Franklin (p, v), Spooner Oldham (or), Tommy Cogbill, Jerry Jemmott (eb), Roger Hawkins (d), unknown (bkv), Arif Mardin (con)

a. A14329 You Send Me - 2:25(Sam Cooke) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452518   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 72576 — Aretha Franklin: Love Songs   (1997)
b. A14330 See Saw - 2:42(Steve Cropper, Don Covey) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452574   (1968)
Atlantic 45OS 13063   
Atlantic (Eng.) 45584206   
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8224 — The Super Hits, Volume 4   (1969)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20079 — Aretha Franklin: Star Collection, Vol. 2   (1974)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20072 — That’s Soul 5   (1974)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 18204 — Aretha Franklin: Ten Years of Gold   (1976)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81668-1 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic CD7 81668-2 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71598 2 — The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1   (1994)
Rhino Digital Download — Rhino Hi Five: Aretha Franklin   (2005)
Warner (Eng.) Digital Download — Queen of Soul: The Best of Aretha Franklin   (2007)
Glinka Digital Download — I Say a Little Prayer   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Aretha Franklin   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Baby, I Love You   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Do Right Woman   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Natural Woman   
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8186 — Aretha Now   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8227 — Aretha's Gold   (1969)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Atlantic CD8227-2 — Aretha's Gold   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71063 — Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 71273 — Aretha Now   (1993)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)

Spooner Oldham (or) on a.

The personnel are collective over this and the following two sessions. Unidentified backup vocalists are present on both tracks. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: April 17, 1968 and October 17, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha Now/Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Jimmy Johnson (g), Aretha Franklin (p, v), Spooner Oldham (or), Tommy Cogbill, Jerry Jemmott (eb), Roger Hawkins (d), unknown (bkv), Arif Mardin (con)

a. A14331 Today I Sing the Blues - 4:22(Curtis Lewis) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81230-1 — Aretha's Jazz   (1973)
Atlantic CD7 81230-2 — Aretha's Jazz   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 72942 — Aretha’s Blues: The Delta Meets Detroit   (1998)
Rhino CDRHM2 7737 — Atlantic Blues 1949-1970   (2007)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
b. A14332 The House That Jack Built - 2:18(Bob Lance, Fran Robins) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452546   (1968)
Atlantic 45OS 13059   
Atlantic (Eng.) 45584239   
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8227 — Aretha's Gold   (1969)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81668-1 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic CD7 81668-2 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic CD8227-2 — Aretha's Gold   (1990)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71598 2 — The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1   (1994)
Rhino CDR2 74295 — Aretha's Best   (2001)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79966 5 — Aretha Franklin: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Warner (Eng.) Digital Download — Queen of Soul: The Best of Aretha Franklin   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)
Glinka Digital Download — Chain of Fools: Aretha's Finest   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — I Say a Little Prayer   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — Respect: The World's Greatest Singer   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Baby, I Love You   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Do Right Woman   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Respect   
c. A14333 I Say a Little Prayer for You - 3:30(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452546   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8186 — Aretha Now   (1968)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2464007 — I Say a Little Prayer   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8227 — Aretha's Gold   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8224 — The Super Hits, Volume 4   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8295 — Aretha's Greatest Hits   (1971)
Atlantic LP 12"QD 8305 — The Best of Aretha Franklin   (1972)
Midi (Ger.) LP 12"20079 — Aretha Franklin: Star Collection, Vol. 2   (1974)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81668-1 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"587136 — Hit '68   
Atlantic CD7 81668-2 — Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits   (1986)
Atlantic CD8227-2 — Aretha's Gold   (1990)
Rhino CDR2 71273 — Aretha Now   (1993)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 71598 2 — The Very Best of Aretha Franklin, Vol. 1   (1994)
Rhino CDR2 72576 — Aretha Franklin: Love Songs   (1997)
Rhino CDR2 74295 — Aretha's Best   (2001)
Universal (Eng.) CD314 541 518-2 — Back To Black: 1900-1999   (2001)
Rhino CDRHM2 7739 — Atlantic Soul 1959-1975   (2007)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Warner (Eng.) Digital Download — Queen of Soul: The Best of Aretha Franklin   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)
Glinka Digital Download — Careless Love   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — Chain of Fools: Aretha's Finest   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — I Say a Little Prayer   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — Respect: The World's Greatest Singer   (2010)
Glinka Digital Download — Soul Classics, Volume 3: Let the Music Play   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman   (2010)
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Aretha Franklin   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Baby, I Love You   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Do Right Woman   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Respect   
d. A14334 Night Time Is the Right Time - 4:44(LeRoy Carr, Lew Herman) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8186 — Aretha Now   (1968)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Rhino CDR2 71273 — Aretha Now   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 72942 — Aretha’s Blues: The Delta Meets Detroit   (1998)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)
All titles on: Rhino CDR2 71063 — Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings   (1992)

Spooner Oldham (or) on a; unknown (bkv) on b-d.

The personnel are collective over this, the preceding and following session. The version of track c issued on Atlantic 2546 is edited to 2:41 (mst. no. A14894). Horns are out on track c. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: April 18, 1968 & October 16, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha Now/Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Jack Jennings (vib), Jimmy Johnson (g), Aretha Franklin (p, v), Tommy Cogbill, Jerry Jemmott (eb), Roger Hawkins (d), Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales (per), unknown (bkv), Arif Mardin (con)

a. A14335 Tracks of My Tears - 2:53(William 'Smokey' Robinson, Warren Moore, Marvin Tarplin) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452603   (1968)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)
Rhino Digital Download — Atlantic 60th: Rainy Day Refrain   (2007)
b. A14336 I Take What I Want - 2:30(Issac Hayes, Mabon Hodges, David Porter) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8186 — Aretha Now   (1968)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Rhino CDR2 71273 — Aretha Now   (1993)
c. A14337 I Can't See Myself Leaving You - 3:00(Ronnie Shannon) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452619   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8186 — Aretha Now   (1968)
Rhino CDR2 71273 — Aretha Now   (1993)
All titles on: Rhino CDR2 71063 — Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings   (1992)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)

Jack Jennings (vib) on a; Louie Goicdecha (per) on a; Manuel Gonzales (per) on a; unknown (bkv) on b-c.

The personnel are collective over this and the two previous sessions. An unidentified backup vocal group is present on tracks b and c. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: April 22, 1968
Location: KQED Television Studios, San Francisco, CA
Label: [television broadcast]
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Band on Jazz Casual

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Randy Brecker, Danny Moore, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Garnett Brown, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Benny Powell (btb), Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson (as, f), Eddie Daniels, Seldon Powell (ts, cl), Pepper Adams (bar, cl), Roland Hanna (p), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Just Blues - 4:43(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. St. Louis Blues - 12:21(W. C. Handy) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
c. Kids Are Pretty People - 5:39(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
d. inc Don't Get Sassy (Don't Git Sassy) - 1:10(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
All titles on: Idem Videotape (VHS)IVHS 209 — Jazz Casual: Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Band   
Koch CDKOC-CD-8563 — Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra/Woody Herman & His Swingin' Herd   (2000)
Idem DVD1014 — Jazz Casual: Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Band/Woody Herman Band   (2001)
Efor Films (Sp.) DVD2869026 — The Complete Jazz Casual Series   (2004)
Jazz Casual Records Digital Download — Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual, Volume Eight   (2013)

Pepper Adams (cl) on b; Eddie Daniels (cl) on b; Seldon Powell (cl) on b; Jerry Dodgion (f) on b; Jerome Richardson (f) on b.

This was a live recording broadcast on the Jazz Casual series on March 1, 1968. The program moderator was Ralph Gleason. The recording includes a brief interview of Jones, Lewis and some other band members by Gleason. The section leaders are identified as Snooky Young, Bob Brookmeyer and Jerome Richardson. Track d is incomplete, ending abruptly after the closing credits. On both audio and video issues, the remainder of the program involves the Woody Herman Orchestra.

Soloists:
Track a - Hanna
Track b - Jones, Brookmeyer, Richardson (as), Jones, Hanna, Jones
Track c - Jones, Brookmeyer


Date: ca. May 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Project 3
Louie Bellson Big Band: Breakthrough!

Louie Bellson (ldr), Jim Bossy, Irwin 'Marky' Markowitz, Marvin Stamm, Paul Ubinon (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Nick Di Maio, Bill Tole (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Pete Christlieb, Sam Most (sax, cl, f), Jack Arnold (vib), Barry Galbraith, Tony Mottola (g), Pat Rebillot, Ross Tompkins (p, elp), George Duvivier (b), Louie Bellson (d), Doug Allen (per)

a. 3X5+16 - 4:28(Louis Bellson, Freddie Thompson) / arr: Louie Bellson, Freddie Thompson
b. I Remember Bird - 4:39(Leonard Feather) / arr: Bill Holman
c. Shuffle off to Broadway - 2:58(Louis Bellson) / arr: Jack Arnold
d. The Eel - 3:08(John Arnold) / arr: Jack Arnold
e. The Oracle Speaks - 3:33(George Romanis) / arr: George Romanis
f. Ode to Billie Joe - 3:28(Bobbie Gentry) / arr: George Romanis
g. My Very Own Person - 3:08(Gene DiNovi, Spence Maxwell) / arr: Bill Holman
h. Breakthrough - 3:56(Mike Barone) / arr: Mike Barone
i. The Moment of Truth - 2:55(Collen G. 'Tex' Satterwhite, Frank Scott) / arr: Bill Holman
j. The Look of Love - 3:32(Burt Bacharach, Hal David) / arr: Marty Paich
k. Just Like That - 3:33(Paul Sorensen) / arr: Paul Sorensen
All titles on: Project 3 LP 12"PR 5029 QD — Breakthrough!   (1968)
Columbia (Eng.) LP 12"TWO 322 — The Dynamic Drums of Louie Bellson   (1968)
Barclay (Fr.) LP 12"920261 — Volume 2: Break Through   

Jack Arnold (vib) on a-b, d, g, i-k.

The saxophones are modified electronically (Varitone) on some tracks. Benny Powell does not solo on any of the tracks. Featured soloists are: a. Bellson; b. Christlieb (ts); c. Most (f); d. Most (ts); e. Bellson; f. Stamm, Christlieb (ts); g. Tole, Most (f); h. Christlieb (ts); i. Stamm, Arnold; j. Christlieb (ts); k. Tompkins (elp). The audio is described as "Quadraphonic/4 Channel." Track j is shortened by about one minute on Project 3 5029 relative to the version on Barclay 920261. I have not examined Columbia (Eng.) TWO 322.


Date: May 2, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Stanley Turrentine: The Look of Love

Stanley Turrentine (ldr), Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (fh), Benny Powell (btb), Jim Buffington (frh), Stanley Turrentine (ts), unknown (str), Kenny Burrell (g), Hank Jones (p), George Duvivier (b), Grady Tate (d)

a. 3011 (tk. 29) A Beautiful Friendship - 3:20(Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)
b. 3012 (tk. 37) This Girl's in Love with You (This Guy's in Love with You) - 2:29(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
Blue Note 4545-1940   (1968)
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Blue Note CD7243 8 57749 2 — Blue Bacharach - A Cooler Shaker   (1999)
Blue Note CD7243 4 97222 2 — Blue Sampler II   (1999)
HMV Jazz (Eng.) CD5 20881 2 — The Soul Jazz Collection   (1999)
c. 3013 (tk. 42) I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco - 2:24(Tommy Wolf) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)
d. 3014 (tk. 49) Emily - 3:10(Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)
e. 3015 Cabin in the Sky(Vernon Duke, John Latouche)
unissued

Kenny Burrell (g) on b-e.

An overdubbed, fourteen piece string section, recorded on May 27, 1968, is present on all issued tracks. Stanley Turrentine is the only soloist.


Date: May 13, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Stanley Turrentine: The Look of Love

Stanley Turrentine (ldr), Jimmy Nottingham, Snooky Young (fh), Benny Powell (btb), Jim Buffington (frh), Stanley Turrentine (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Roland Hanna (p), George Duvivier (b), Mickey Roker (d)

a. 3023 (tk. 67) Cabin in the Sky - 3:40(Vernon Duke, John Latouche) / arr: Duke Pearson
b. 3024 (tk. 76) Here, There and Everywhere - 3:22(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Duke Pearson
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5201 — Jazz Beatles Hits   (1990)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5874 — Jazz On Lennon and McCartney   (1994)
c. 3025 (tk. 92) MacArthur Park - 4:37(Jimmy Webb) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note (Eu.) CD7243 4 93991 2 — Easy - Stanley Turrentine Plays the Pop Hits   (1998)
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84286 — The Look of Love   (1968)
Applause LP 12"2305 — The Look of Love   (1968)

An overdubbed, fourteen piece string section, recorded on May 27, 1968, is present on all tracks. Stanley Turrentine is the only soloist.


Date: June 3 & 4, 1968
Location: Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis, TN
Label: A&M
Tamiko Jones: I'll Be Anything For You

Tamiko Jones (ldr), Ray Copeland, Harold Johnson, Melvin Lastie, Irwin 'Marky' Markowitz, Marvin Stamm (t), Benny Powell, Alan Raph (tb), Joe Grimm, Howard Johnson, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson (sax), Ben Blumenreich, Lewis Eley, Joseph Haber, Louis Haber, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Singer, Irving Spice, Louis Stone (vn), Seymour Berman, Selwart Clarke, David Sackson, Murray Sandry (vl), Seymour Barab, Alan Shulman (vc), Tommy Cogbill, Mike Leech, Reggie Young (g), Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood (key), Chuck Rainey (b), Gene Chrisman (d), Tamiko Jones (v)

a. 1511 Ya, Ya - 2:10(Clarence Lewis, Irvin Dorsey, Morgan Robinson) / arr: Artie Butler
A&M 45956    (1968)
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
b. Where Are They Now? - 2:45(Brad Craig, Ty Whitney) / arr: Solomon Burke
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
c. alt Black Is Black(Tony Hayes, Michelle Grainger, Steve Wadey) / arr: Solomon Burke
unissued
d. alt Suddenly(Solomon Burke) / arr: Solomon Burke, Teacho Wiltshire
unissued
e. I'll Be Anything for You - 2:45(Bobby Hebb) / arr: Solomon Burke
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
f. alt There's Got to Be a Better Way(composer unknown) / arr: Solomon Burke
unissued
g. 1512 Goodnight My Love - 2:35(George Mottola, John Marascalco) / arr: Solomon Burke
A&M 45956    (1968)
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)

Part of this session may have been recorded on June 12, 1968. The personnel are collective. The horns and strings were probably recorded in New York City.


Date: June 19, 1968
Location: Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Roland Kirk Orchestra: Left and Right

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (ldr), Richard Williams (t), Dick Griffin (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (r, ts, f, cel, per), Pepper Adams (bar), Daniel Jones (bsn), Alice McLeod Coltrane (hrp), Ron Burton (p), Vernon Martin (b), Jimmy Hopps (d), Sonny Brown, Warren Smith (per)

a. 14717 (a) Expansions: Kirkquest - 0:54(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
b. 14717 (b) Expansions: Kingus Mingus - 1:33(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
c. 14717 (c) Expansions: Celestialness - 1:24(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
d. 14717 (d) Expansions: A Dream of Beauty Reincarnated - 2:29(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
e. 14717 (e) Expansions: Frisco Vibrations - 2:25(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
f. 14717 (f) Expansions: Classical Jazzical - 3:03(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
g. 14717 (g) Expansions: Ellington Psalms - 3:37(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
h. 14717 (h) Expansions: Haynes' Brain's Sayin's - 0:46(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
i. 14717 (i) Expansions: What's Next - Overture - 3:25(Roland Kirk) / arr: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1518 — Left and Right   (1969)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"588178 — Left and Right   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6340 — Left & Right   (2002)

Most sources, including the Lord discography and the Ruppli Atlantic Records discography indicate that this session was recorded on June 18, 1968; however, Gary Carner, in his Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road," reveals that Adams's appointment book has this 3-hour Atlantic Records session taking place on June 19.

Kirk plays flute, tenor sax, manzello, stritch, celeste and thumb piano. Sound coloring is by Joe Texidor. This suite is actually one track with the nine sections segueing into each other.

Soloists:
Part a - Jones
Part b - Griffin, Williams, Kirk (ts)
Part c - McLeod Coltrane, Kirk (f)
Part d - Burton, Kirk (ts, stritch), Williams
Part e - Burton, Williams, Adams, Griffin
Part f - Jones, Kirk (f), Martin, Burton
Part g - Griffin, Adams, Burton
Part h - Hopps, Brown, Smith
Part i - Kirk (ts), Burton


Date: July 16, 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Verve Forecast
Danny Schloss: Dreams and Illusions

Danny Schloss (ldr), James Sedlar, Marvin Shane (t), Benny Powell (tb), Donald Corrado (frh), Jerome Richardson (ss, f), Melvin Tax (as, f), Joe Farrell (ts, f, o), George Marge (ts, cl), Ray Free (vn), Al Chernet (g), Mel Olman (p), Louis Mauro (b), Herb Lovelle (d), Johnny Pacheco, Orestes Vilato (per), Danny Schloss (v)

a. 105115 In a Dream(Danny Schloss)
b. 105116 Jackson Illusion(Danny Schloss)
c. 105117 Hey, Don't Worry(Danny Schloss)
d. 105118 Walk Softly(Danny Schloss)
e. 105119 Pot of Gold(Danny Schloss, Mel Olman)
f. 105120 In Another Time(Danny Schloss)
g. 105121 It's a Funny Situation(Danny Schloss)
h. 105122 Little Earthman(Danny Schloss)
i. 105123 You Let It Hurricane(Danny Schloss)
j. 105124 Chasin' the Dragon(Danny Schloss)
All titles on: Verve Forecast LP 12"FTS 3040 — Dreams and Illusions   (1968)

Not auditioned.


Date: August 15, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Tamiko Jones: I'll Be Anything For You

Tamiko Jones (ldr), Ray Copeland, Harold Johnson, Melvin Lastie (t), Benny Powell (tb), Howard Johnson, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson (sax), Paul Gershman, Charles Libove (vn), Emanuel Vardi (vl), George Ricci (vc), Bill Fontaine, Carl Lynch (g), Richard Tee (key), Chuck Rainey (b), Herb Lovelle (d), Warren Smith (per), Teacho Wiltshire (con), Solomon Burke, Tamiko Jones (v)

a. tk. 4 Black Is Black - 2:55(Tony Hayes, Michelle Grainger, Steve Wadey) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
b. tk. 8 Try It Baby - 3:15(Berry Gordy) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
c. tk. 9 Unknown Title arr: Teacho Wiltshire
unissued
d. Suddenly - 2:40(Solomon Burke) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
A&M LP 12"SP 3011 — I'll Be Anything For You   (1968)
e. alt I'll Be Anything for You(Bobby Hebb) / arr: Teacho Wiltshire
unissued

Solomon Burke (v) on b; Tamiko Jones (v) on a-b, d-e.


Date: September 4, 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
Eddie Harris: Silver Cycles

Eddie Harris (ldr), Bernie Glow, Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (t), Benny Powell (tb), Seldon Powell (r), Eddie Harris (sax), Jodie Christian (p), Melvin Jackson (b), Bruno Carr, Richard Smith (d), Marcelino Valdez (per)

a. 15084 Free at Last - 3:15(Eddie Harris) / arr: Arif Mardin
b. 15085 1974 Blues - 4:22(Eddie Harris) / arr: William Fischer
Rhino CDR2 71514 — The Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology   (1993)
Both titles on: Atlantic 452607   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1517 — Silver Cycles   (1969)
32 Jazz CD32067 — Eddie Harris: Greater Than the Sum Of His Parts   (1998)
Warner Music/Atlantic (Jpn.) CDWPCR 27474 — Silver Cycles   (2013)

Bernie Glow (t) on a; Melvin Lastie (t) on b; Ernie Royal (t) on a; Snooky Young (t) on b.

Eddie Harris plays electric sax on both titles. The version of track a issued on Atlantic 2607 is edited.


Date: September 23, 1968 & November 5, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha Franklin: Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], Seldon Powell (ts), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts, f), Pepper Adams (bar), Jack Jennings (vib), Kenny Burrell (g), Junior Mance (p), Ron Carter (b), Grady Tate (d), unknown (bkv), Arif Mardin (con), Aretha Franklin (v)

a. 15333 So Long - 4:33(Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)
b. 15334 Talk to Me, Talk to Me - 3:27(Anita Baker, Michael Powell, Vernon Fails) / arr: Arif Mardin
Rhino CDR2 272188 — Aretha Franklin: Rare and Unreleased Recordings form the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul   (2007)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
c. 15335 I'll Never Be Free - 4:11(George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)

David 'Fathead' Newman (f) on a; Jack Jennings (vib) on b; unknown (bkv) on b.

The personnel are collective over this and the four following sessions. An unidentified backup vocal group is present on track b. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: September 24, 1968 & November 5, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha's Jazz/Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Kenny Burrell (g), Aretha Franklin (p, v), Junior Mance (p), Ron Carter (b), Bruno Carr (d), Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales (per), Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy (bkv), Arif Mardin (con)

a. 15336 Pitiful - 3:01(Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"921075 — Rhythm and Blues Formidable, Vol. 9   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81230-1 — Aretha's Jazz   (1973)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Atlantic CD7 81230-2 — Aretha's Jazz   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71063 — Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 72942 — Aretha’s Blues: The Delta Meets Detroit   (1998)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)
b. 15337 Ramblin' - 3:07(Maybelle Smith) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"7 81230-1 — Aretha's Jazz   (1973)
Atlantic CD7 81230-2 — Aretha's Jazz   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71452 — House of David: The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 72942 — Aretha’s Blues: The Delta Meets Detroit   (1998)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
c. 15338 Gentle on My Mind - 2:26(John Hartford) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452619   (1969)
Atlantic (Fr.) LP 12"60030 — The Most Beautiful Songs of Aretha Franklin   (1977)
Rhino Digital Download — Soul Queen: Aretha Franklin   (2007)
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)

Aretha Franklin (p) on c; Louie Goicdecha (per) on c; Manuel Gonzales (per) on c; Evelyn Greene (bkv) on c; Wyline Ivy (bkv) on c.

The personnel are collective over this and the sessions of September 23, 25, 26 and 27, 1968. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: September 25, 1968 & November 5, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha's Jazz/Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Kenny Burrell (g), Josef Zawinul (elp), Ron Carter (b), Bruno Carr (d), Arif Mardin (con), Aretha Franklin (v)

a. 15339 Bring It on Home to Me - 3:39(Sam Cooke) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"7 81230-1 — Aretha's Jazz   (1973)
Atlantic CD7 81230-2 — Aretha's Jazz   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)
b. 15340 I Can't Turn You Loose(Otis Redding) / arr: Arif Mardin
unissued

The personnel are collective over this and the sessions of September 23, 24, 26 and 27, 1968. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: September 26, 1968 & November 20, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Aretha's Jazz/Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Josef Zawinul (p, elp, or), Ron Carter (b), Bruno Carr (d), Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales (per), Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy (bkv), Arif Mardin (con), Aretha Franklin (v)

a. 15341 Crazy He Calls Me (Crazy She Calls Me) - 3:24(Carl Sigman, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"7 81230-1 — Aretha's Jazz   (1973)
Atlantic CD7 81230-2 — Aretha's Jazz   (1984)
Rhino CDR2 71784 — Atlantic Jazz Vocals, Vol. 2 - Voices of Cool   (1995)
Rhino CDR2 72576 — Aretha Franklin: Love Songs   (1997)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 72966 2 — Atlantic Jazz Vocal Classics   (1998)
b. 15342 Elusive Butterfly - 2:44(Bob Lind) / arr: Arif Mardin
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)

Josef Zawinul (p) on a, (elp) on b, (or) on a; Louie Goicdecha (per) on b; Manuel Gonzales (per) on b; Evelyn Greene (bkv) on b; Wyline Ivy (bkv) on b.

Track a is done with just trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, organ, guitar, bass and drums. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: September 27, 1968 & November 20, 1968 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Soul '69

Aretha Franklin (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell, Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey, Frank Wess (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley], David 'Fathead' Newman, Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Kenny Burrell (g), Junior Mance (p), Ron Carter (b), Bruno Carr (d), Arif Mardin (con), Aretha Franklin (v)

a. 15343 If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody - 3:06(Rudy Clarke) / arr: Arif Mardin
b. 15344 River's Invitation - 2:38(Percy Mayfield) / arr: Arif Mardin
Rhino CDR2 71063 — Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings   (1992)
Rhino CDR2 72942 — Aretha’s Blues: The Delta Meets Detroit   (1998)
Rhino CDRHM2 7737 — Atlantic Blues 1949-1970   (2007)
Rhino CD8122796069 — Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul   (2014)
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 8212 — Soul '69   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71523 — Soul '69   (1993)

The personnel are collective over this and the four preceding sessions. The horns were recorded separately for overdubs.


Date: December 2, 1968
Location: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Duke Pearson Big Band

Duke Pearson (ldr), Jim Bossy, Randy Brecker, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (t), Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Kenny Rupp (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Jerry Dodgion (as, pic, f), Al Gibbons (as, bcl, f), Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Duke Pearson (p), Bob Cranshaw (b), Mickey Roker (d), Andy Bey (v)

a. 3056 Days of Wine and Roses(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Duke Pearson
b. 3057 Here's That Rainy Day(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Duke Pearson
c. 3058 Minor League(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
d. 3059 I'm Tired of Cryin' over You(Buddy Johnson) / arr: Duke Pearson
All titles unissued.

Andy Bey (v) on d.

This session continued the next day.


Date: December 2, 1968
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Many Facets of David Newman

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), Paul Ingraham, Julius Watkins (frh), Donald MacCourt, George Marge (r), David 'Fathead' Newman (as, f), Jack Knitzer (o), Sanford Allen, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Julius Schachter (vn), Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke (vl), Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, George Ricci (vc), Josef Zawinul (p), Richard Davis (b), Bruno Carr (d), Omar Clay (per), unknown (bkv), William Fischer (con)

a. 15802 Shiloh - 4:30(David 'Fathead' Newman) / arr: David 'Fathead' Newman
b. 15803 Chained No More - 6:24(David 'Fathead' Newman) / arr: William Fischer
Rhino CDR2 71452 — House of David: The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 71727 — Atlantic Jazz Gallery: The Best of the '60s, Vol. 2   (1994)
Both titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1524 — The Many Facets of David Newman   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71453 — Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman   (1993)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7839 — The Many Facets of David Newman/Heads Up   (2006)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79938 8 — Introducing David Newman   (2008)
Stardust/Cleopatra Digital Download — Essential Jazz Masters: David Newman   (2011)

Melvin Lastie (t) on b; Ernie Royal (t) on b; Benny Powell (tb) on b; Paul Ingraham (frh) on b; Julius Watkins (frh) on b; Donald MacCourt (r) on b; George Marge (r) on b; David 'Fathead' Newman (as) on b, (f) on a; Jack Knitzer (o) on b; Sanford Allen (vn) on b; Emanuel Green (vn) on b; Gene Orloff (vn) on b; Julius Schachter (vn) on b; Alfred Brown (vl) on b; Selwart Clarke (vl) on b; Charles McCracken (vc) on b; Kermit Moore (vc) on b; George Ricci (vc) on b; unknown (bkv) on a; William Fischer (con) on b.

Strings and additional horns on track b are overdubbed. An unidentified vocal chorus is heard on track a. Newman is the only soloist (f on track a; as on track b).


Date: December 3, 1968
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note
Duke Pearson Big Band: Now Hear This

Duke Pearson (ldr), Jim Bossy, Randy Brecker, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Marvin Stamm (t), Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Kenny Rupp (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Jerry Dodgion (as, pic, f), Al Gibbons (as, bcl, f), Frank Foster, Lew Tabackin (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Duke Pearson (p, elp), Bob Cranshaw (b), Mickey Roker (d), Andy Bey (v)

a. 3056 (tk. 53) Days of Wine and Roses - 6:00(Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
b. 3057 (tk. 54) Here's That Rainy Day - 4:23(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
c. 3058 (tk. 55) Minor League - 6:35(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
Sunset (Eng.) LP 12"SLS 50249 — Jazz Highlights, Vol. VIII: Big Band Blast   (1975)
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
d. 3059 (tk. 62) I'm Tired of Cryin' over You - 3:47(Buddy Johnson) / arr: Duke Pearson
e. 3060 (tk. 47) Disapproachment - 5:47(Frank Foster) / arr: Frank Foster
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
f. 3061 (tk. 25) Make It Good - 4:39(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
g. 3062 (tk. 35) Amanda - 3:43(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
h. 3063 (tk. 43) Dad Digs Mom (and Mom Digs Dad) - 2:49(Duke Pearson) / arr: Duke Pearson
i. 3064 (tk. 60) Tones for Joan's Bones - 5:30(Chick Corea) / arr: Duke Pearson
Blue Note CDCDP 7243 4 94508 2 0 — Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band   (1998)
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84308 — Now Hear This   (1969)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTYCJ 81064 — Now Hear This   (2014)

Duke Pearson (elp) on d; Andy Bey (v) on d.

Soloists:
Track a - Foster, Powell
Track b - Dodgion (as)
Track c - trombone, Gibbons, trumpet
Track d - Bey, Pearson (elp obbligato)
Track e - Foster, trombone, Pearson, Roker
Track f - Tabackin, Adams
Track g - Pearson, trombone, trumpet
Track h - Pearson
Track i - trumpet, Pearson


Date: December 4, 1968
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic
The Many Facets of David Newman

David 'Fathead' Newman (ldr), Melvin Lastie, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), David 'Fathead' Newman (as), Jack Knitzer (o), Sanford Allen, Alfred Brown, Emanuel Green, Kermit Moore, Gene Orloff, Julius Schachter (str), Josef Zawinul (p), Richard Davis (b), Bruno Carr (d), Omar Clay (per), William Fischer (con)

a. 15806 David's Blues(David 'Fathead' Newman)
unissued
b. 15807 That's All - 6:12(Bob Haymes, Alan Brandt) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1524 — The Many Facets of David Newman   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71453 — Bigger & Better/The Many Facets of David Newman   (1993)
Rhino CDR2 71452 — House of David: The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology   (1993)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-7839 — The Many Facets of David Newman/Heads Up   (2006)
c. 15808 Untitled Original(Josef Zawinul)
unissued

The exact personnel on tracks a and c are not known. The strings and additional horns are overdubbed. Newman is the only soloist on track b.


Date: ca. 1969
Location: Unknown
Dizzy Gillespie: Soul & Salvation

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Newman (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Joe Farrell, Ed Pazant, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson (r), James Moody (ts), Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Carl Lynch (g), Ernie Hayes (p, or), Al Williams (p), Jimmy Tyrell (b), Ray Lucas (d), George Devens (per), Ed Bland (con)

a. Slew Foot (Turkey Fan) - 4:59(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Castle Communications (Eng.) CDMBSCD 450 — The Black Box of Jazz   (1995)
Pulse CD800 — Black & White Box of Jazz   (2000)
Millenia CD31002 — The Black Box of Jazz   (2000)
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — The Jazz Archives: Dizzy Gillespie   (2009)
b. Soul Mama (Clabber Biscuits) - 3:44(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — The Jazz Archives: Dizzy Gillespie   (2009)
c. Azure Blue (Casbah Melon) - 4:37(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
d. Sweet Stuff (The Sly Fox) - 4:16(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — The Jazz Archives: Dizzy Gillespie   (2009)
e. Dirty Dude (Blue Cuchifrito) - 4:17(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Castle Communications (Eng.) CDMBSCD 450 — The Black Box of Jazz   (1995)
Pulse CD800 — Black & White Box of Jazz   (2000)
Millenia CD31002 — The Black Box of Jazz   (2000)
f. Party Man (Turnip Tops) - 3:36(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — The Jazz Archives: Dizzy Gillespie   (2009)
g. Get to That (Chicken Giblets) - 3:02(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
h. Soul Time (Pot Licka) - 2:58(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — The Jazz Archives: Dizzy Gillespie   (2009)
i. Gettin' Down (Stomped and Wasted) - 4:56(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
j. Rutabaga Pie - 3:19(Ed Bland) / arr: Ed Bland
All titles on: Tribute LP 12"TRI 5001 — Soul & Salvation   (1969)
GWP LP 12"ST 2023 — Souled Out   (1970)
Pye (Eng.) LP 12"PKL 4403 — Souled Out   (1971)
Gateway LP 12"P 7025 — Sweet Soul   (1977)
Trio (Jpn.) LP 12"PA 9735 — Sweet Soul   
Point Productions (Du.) CD2621492 — Live Sweet Soul   (1993)
Spotlite (Eng.) CD15113 — Sweet Soul   (1994)
Jazz Time CD8153 — Soul Time   (1999)
Marble Arch (Eng.) CDMACCD 274 — Soul Time   (1999)
Azzurra Music (It.) CDTBP 1035 — Sweet Soul Live   (1999)
Jazz After Hours CD200001 — Dizzy Gillespie   (2001)
TIM (Ger.) CD205386 — Dizzy Gillespie - Sweet Stuff   (2001)
Greatest Jazz CD205383 — Greatest Jazz Concerts, Vol. 1   (2001)
Odessa Mama Jazz Digital Download — Jazz Café Presents Dizzy Gillespie   (2005)
One Media Publishing Digital Download — Sweet Soul   (2007)
X5 Music Group Digital Download — Live Performances By Dizzy Gillespie   (2008)
Unlimited Media GmbH (Ger.) Digital Download — Soul Time   (2008)
Acewonder Ltd. Digital Download — The Masters of Jazz: 33 Best of Dizzy Gillespie   (2011)
Hallmark (Eng.) Digital Download — Azure Blue   
Cugate Ltd. Digital Download — Soul Time   

Some issues have dubbed in applause. An unknown vocal group is present.


Date: February 12, 1969 & March 21, 1969 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Hank Crawford: Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul

Hank Crawford (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (tb), Hank Crawford, Frank Wess (as), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts, f), Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), unknown (str), Eric Gale (g), Paul Griffin (p, or), Ron Carter, Jerry Jemmott (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Arif Mardin, Gene Orloff (con)

a. 16300 Groovin' - 2:41(Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati, Jr.) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452688   (1969)
Rhino CDR2 71554 — Atlantic Jazz Gallery: The Best of the '60s, Vol. 1   (1994)
Rhino CDR2 71673 — Heart and Soul: The Hank Crawford Anthology   (1994)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79939 3 — Introducing Hank Crawford   (2008)
b. 16301 Never Let Me Go - 3:28(Joseph Wade Scott) / arr: Arif Mardin
c. 16302 Ain't No Way - 3:57(Carolyn Franklin) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic 452688   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1557 — The Best of Hank Crawford   (1970)
d. 16303 I Can't See Myself Leaving You - 3:32(Ronnie Shannon) / arr: Arif Mardin
e. 16304 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby) - 2:16(Ted White, Aretha Franklin) / arr: Arif Mardin
f. 16305 Going Down Slow - 7:26(James Oden) / arr: Arif Mardin
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1523 — Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6244 — Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-1126 — Only the Best of Hank Crawford   (2009)

Bernie Glow (t) on a, c-f; Joe Newman (t) on a, c-f; Ernie Royal (t) on a, c-f; Snooky Young (t) on a, c-f; Jimmy Cleveland (tb) on a-e; Benny Powell (tb) on a-e; Frank Wess (as) on a, c-f; David 'Fathead' Newman (ts) on a, d-f, (f) on c; Seldon Powell (ts) on a, c-f; Pepper Adams (bar) on a, c-f; unknown (str) on b; Ron Carter (eb) on a-c; Jerry Jemmott (eb) on d-f; Gene Orloff (con) on b.

The backup horns are replaced by an overdubbed, unidentified string section on track b.


Date: February 13, 1969 & March 21, 1969 (horn overdubs)
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Hank Crawford: Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul

Hank Crawford (ldr), Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell (tb), Hank Crawford (as, p), Frank Wess (as), David 'Fathead' Newman (ts, f), Seldon Powell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), unknown (str), Eric Gale (g), Paul Griffin (p, or), Richard Tee (p, elp), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Arif Mardin, Gene Orloff (con)

a. 16306 Lady Soul - 3:12(Hank Crawford) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1523 — Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6244 — Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-1126 — Only the Best of Hank Crawford   (2009)
b. 16307 Take a Look - 3:13(Clyde Otis) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1523 — Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6244 — Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-1126 — Only the Best of Hank Crawford   (2009)
c. 16308 Baby, I Love You - 3:40(Ronnie Shannon) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1523 — Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6244 — Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-1126 — Only the Best of Hank Crawford   (2009)
d. 16309 Soul Serenade - 3:30(Curtis Ousley [King Curtis], Luther Dixon) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1523 — Mister Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1969)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6244 — Mr. Blues/Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul   (1999)
Collectables CDCOL-1126 — Only the Best of Hank Crawford   (2009)
e. 16310 Going Down Slow(James Oden) / arr: Arif Mardin
unissued

Horns and strings were recorded separately and overdubbed. Horns are out on track b, replaced with the string section under Gene Orloff's direction. Newman's flute is heard on track b. Organ is heard on tracks b and d. Crawford plays piano as well as alto saxophone on track a.


Date: February 24, 1969
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Roberta Flack: First Take

Roberta Flack (ldr), Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts), Seldon Powell (bar), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Roberta Flack (p, v), Ron Carter (b), Ray Lucas (d)

a. 16386 Tryin' Times - 5:07(Donny Hathaway, Lee Hutson) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8230 — First Take   (1969)
Atlantic CD8230-2 — First Take   (1987)
Atlantic CD82792-2 — First Take   (1995)

Two other tracks were recorded at this session but this is the only one with the overdubbed horn section. It is not known when the horns were recorded.


Date: February 25, 1969
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Roberta Flack: First Take

Roberta Flack (ldr), Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham (t), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Wess (ts), Seldon Powell (bar), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Roberta Flack (p, v), Ron Carter (b), Ray Lucas (d)

a. 16388 Compared to What - 5:15(Gene McDaniels) / arr: William Fischer
Atlantic 452665   (1969)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 8230 — First Take   (1969)
Atlantic CD8230-2 — First Take   (1987)
Atlantic CD82792-2 — First Take   (1995)

Four other tracks were recorded at this session but this is the only one with the overdubbed horn section. It is not known when the horns were recorded. The version issued on Atlantic 2665 is edited to 3:21.


Date: April 25, 1969
Location: New York City
Label: Pablo
Duke Ellington Orchestra: Up In Duke's Workshop

Duke Ellington (ldr), Willie Cook, Cootie Williams (t), Bennie Green, Benny Powell (tb), Russell Procope (as, cl), Harold Ashby (ts, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Duke Ellington (p), Paul Kondziela (b), Rufus Jones (d)

a. Wanderlust(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges)
unissued
b. Wanderlust - 6:26(Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges)
Pablo LP 12"OJC-633 — Up In Duke's Workshop   (1979)
Pablo LP 12"2310-815 — Up In Duke's Workshop   (1980)
Pablo CDOJCCD-633-2 — Up In Duke's Workshop   (1991)
Zyx/Fantasy (Ger.) CD60036-2 — Best of Duke Ellington   (1999)

According to Ellingtonia, many unissued takes were recorded at this session, as follows:
"What Good Am I Without You" (9)
"Hallucinations" (3)
"Neo-Creole" (Ellington, Kondziela, Jones only) (3)
"Background Music" (5)

This is music from the soundtrack of the movie Change of Mind, directed by Robert Stevens, for which Ellington wrote the score. See: The Library of Congress Website.

Benny Powell does not appear on any of the other tracks on the album Up in Duke's Workshop.

Soloists on track b: Ellington, Williams, Ashby, Ellington, Kondziela


Date: May 28, 1969
Location: A & R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson (ss, as, cl), Eddie Daniels, Joe Farrell (ts, cl), Pepper Adams (bar, cl), Barry Galbraith (g), Roland Hanna (p), Richard Davis (b, eb), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Central Park North(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. Tow Away Zone(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Both titles unissued.

Information on these unissued tracks comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography "Joy Road." Not auditioned.


Date: June 17, 1969
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Central Park North

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, as, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl), Eddie Daniels, Joe Farrell (ts, cl), Joe Temperley (bar, bcl), Sam Brown, Barry Galbraith (g), Roland Hanna (p, elp), Richard Davis (eb), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Tow Away Zone(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
b. 4455 (tk. 5) Jive Samba - 8:52(Nat Adderley) / arr: Thad Jones
Solid State 45SD-2533   (1969)
Solid State LP 12"SS-18058 — Central Park North   (1969)
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Solid State (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 3160 — Central Park North   (1977)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3057 — Central Park North   
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5419 — Central Park North   (1991)
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66347 — Swing All Stars   (2006)
c. 4458 (tk. 3) Central Park North - 9:14(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Solid State LP 12"SS-18058 — Central Park North   (1969)
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Solid State (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 3160 — Central Park North   (1977)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3057 — Central Park North   
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5419 — Central Park North   (1991)
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)

Roland Hanna (elp) on c.

Soloists:
Track b - Williams, Moore, Williams, Richardson (f), Richardson (as)
Track c - Jones, Nottingham, Richardson (ss), Lewis


Date: June 18, 1969
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Central Park North

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl), Eddie Daniels, Joe Farrell (ts, cl), Joe Temperley (bar, bcl), Sam Brown, Barry Galbraith (g), Roland Hanna (p), Richard Davis (b, eb), Mel Lewis (d)

a. tk. 8 Quietude - 4:03(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. 4457 (tk. 5) Big Dipper - 5:51(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
c. tk. 3 Tow Away Zone - 4:28(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Solid State 45SD-2533   (1969)
d. 4456 (tk. 9) The Groove Merchant - 5:09(Jerome Richardson) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9021 — LRC Jazz Sampler, Vol. 3   (1990)
All titles on: Solid State LP 12"SS-18058 — Central Park North   (1969)
Solid State (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 3160 — Central Park North   (1977)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3057 — Central Park North   
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5419 — Central Park North   (1991)
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)

Sam Brown (g) on c-d; Richard Davis (b) on a-b, d, (eb) on c.

Soloists:
Track a - Hanna
Track b - Hanna, Nottingham, Daniels (ts)
Track c - Hanna, Farrell, Daniels (ts), Hanna
Track d - Hanna


Date: August 20, 1969
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio & Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Les McCann: Comment

Les McCann (ldr), Jimmy Owens, Joe Wilder, Richard Williams (t), Dick Griffin, Benny Powell (tb), Richard Landry (bar), Roberta Flack (p, v), Junior Mance (p), Stanley Cowell (or), Ron Carter (b), Billy Cobham (d), unknown (bkv), William Fischer, Valerie Simpson (con), Les McCann (v)

a. 17561 Can't We Be Strangers Again - 5:09(Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis) / arr: William Fischer, Valerie Simpson
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1547 — Comment   (1970)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6167 — Comment   (2001)
b. 17562 Baby, Baby - 2:52(Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis) / arr: William Fischer, Valerie Simpson
Atlantic 452730   (1970)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1547 — Comment   (1970)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6167 — Comment   (2001)
c. 17563 Untitled Bossa Nova(composer unknown)
unissued

Roberta Flack (p) on a, (v) on b; Junior Mance (p) on b; Stanley Cowell (or) on a; unknown (bkv) on a-b; William Fischer (con) on a-b; Valerie Simpson (con) on a-b; Les McCann (v) on a-b.

An unidentified vocal group is present on tracks a and b. Benny Powell is not present on the other tracks of the album except the one in the following session.


Date: August 21, 1969
Location: Atlantic Recording Studio & Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Atlantic
Les McCann: Comment

Les McCann (ldr), Jimmy Owens, Joe Wilder, Richard Williams (t), Dick Griffin, Benny Powell (tb), Richard Landry (bar), Richard Tee (p), Ron Carter (eb), Billy Cobham (d), Les McCann (v)

a. 17564 What I Call Soul - 4:11(Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis)
Atlantic 452713   (1970)
Atlantic LP 12"SD 1547 — Comment   (1970)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6167 — Comment   (2001)

Another track, Yours Is My Heart Alone (mst. no. 17565), was recorded on this date but with another ensemble not including Benny Powell.


Date: Between October 4 and December 8, 1969
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Warner Bros.
Herbie Hancock: Fat Albert Rotunda

Herbie Hancock (ldr), Johnny Coles (t, fh), Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Ray Alonge (frh), Joe Farrell (as, ts), Joe Henderson (ts, af), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (Clarke) (bar), Billy Butler, Eric Gale (g), Herbie Hancock (p, elp), Jerry Jemmott (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), George Devens (per)

a. Wiggle-Waggle - 5:48(Herbie Hancock) / arr: Herbie Hancock
Verve CDB0011763-02 — Then and Now: The Definitive Herbie Hancock   (2008)
b. Lil' Brother - 4:25(Herbie Hancock) / arr: Herbie Hancock
Both titles on: Warner Bros. LP 12"WS 1834 — Fat Albert Rotunda   (1969)
Warner Bros. (Jpn.) LP 12"BP 8986 — Fat Albert Rotunda   (1969)
Warner (Eng.) LP 12"56 293 — Fat Albert Rotunda   (1976)
Warner Bros. CD45732 — Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings   (1994)
WEA International CD9362 47540-2 — Fat Albert Rotunda   (2001)

These are the only tracks from the Fat Albert Rotunda album on which Benny Powell performs.

From The Joe Henderson Discography: The Lord [and Bruyninckx] Discograph[ies list] this recording as October 3, 1969. However, Henderson was still in Europe at the time finishing up a tour with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. Chris Genzel's Herbie Hancock Discography indicates that this recording took place over multiple sessions, beginning on October 4, then October 16, November 26 and finally December 8.

Which of these four dates these tracks were recorded is unknown.

The tenor saxophone soloist on track a is Joe Henderson, and Joe Farrell on track b.


Date: December 7, 1969
Location: Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Jazz Wave Ltd. On Tour

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell, Julian Priester (tb), Bob Burgess (btb), Jerry Dodgion (as, f), Jerome Richardson (as), Eddie Daniels, Joe Henderson (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Roland Hanna (p), Jimmy McGriff (or), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Don't Get Sassy (Don't Git Sassy) - 9:39(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note CDCDP 7 89287 2 — Joe Henderson: The Blue Note Years   (1994)
b. Lil' Darlin' - 5:41(Neal Hefti)
Both titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 89905 — Jazz Wave Ltd. On Tour   (1970)

Jimmy McGriff (or) on b.

The remaining tracks recorded from this broadcast do not involve the big band and Benny Powell does not perform on them.

Blue Note 89905 incorrectly lists track b as "Slow But Sure" by Manny Albam. See The Joe Henderson Discography.

Soloists:
Track a - Hanna, Stamm, Henderson
Track b - McGriff

Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road," indicates several other Jazz Wave Ltd. tour stops (radio broadcasts):
December 6, 1969 - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark
December 8, 1969 - Cisterna Theatre, Milan Italy
December 10, 1969 - Donauhalle, Ulm Germany (see session below)
December 11, 1969 - Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
December 12, 1969 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England
December 13, 1969 - Royal Festival Hall, London, England
December 14, 1969 - Colston Hall, Bristol, England


Date: December 10, 1969
Location: Donauhalle, Ulm, Germany
Label: [radio broadcast]
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Jazz Wave Ltd. On Tour

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell, Julian Priester (tb), Bob Burgess (btb), Jerry Dodgion (as, f), Jerome Richardson (as), Eddie Daniels, Joe Henderson (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Jeremy Steig (f), Kenny Burrell (g), Roland Hanna (p), Jimmy McGriff (or), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. The Groove Merchant(Jerome Richardson) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
b. Willow Weep for Me - 5:23(Ann Ronell) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
c. Lil' Darlin'(Neal Hefti) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
d. See See Rider (See See Rider Blues, C.C. Rider, Easy Rider) - 4:22(Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
e. Evol Deklaw Ni(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
f. Avenue C(Buck Clayton) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
g. St. Louis Blues - 14:29(W. C. Handy) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
unissued
h. Fingers - 5:40(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
i. Once Around - 15:24(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BST 89905 — Jazz Wave Ltd. On Tour   (1970)

Freddie Hubbard (t) on i; Jeremy Steig (f) on i; Kenny Burrell (g) on e-f, i; Jimmy McGriff (or) on c-d, i.

Information comes from The Joe Henderson Discography. Four small group tracks featuring Jeremy Steig, Freddie Hubbard and Kenny Burrell were also recorded at this concert but Benny Powell does not perform on them.

Solo order on track i: Steig, Burrell, Hanna, McGriff, Lewis, Steig/Lewis, Burrell. The other tracks have not been auditioned.


Date: ca. 1970
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream
Ernie Wilkins Orchestra: Hard Mother Blues

Ernie Wilkins (ldr), Ray Copeland, Lloyd Michaels, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (t), Dave Bargeron, John Gordon, Jack Jeffers, Benny Powell, Billy Ver Planck (tb), Hubert Laws (sax, f), Billy Mitchell, Joe Temperley, Chris Woods (sax), Arthur Bitker, Billy Butler, Lionel 'Linc' Chamberland, David Spinozza (g), Frank Owens (key, p, or), Chuck Rainey (eb), Grady Tate (d), unknown (per), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. Evil Ways - 3:16(Clarence Henry) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. Midnight Hour - 2:29(Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. Dock of the Bay - 3:00(Otis Redding, Steve Cropper) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. Funky Broadway - 2:52(Arlester Christian) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. I Can't Make It - 4:08(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. Big Foot Country - 3:53(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. Next Year's Blues - 2:35(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. Respect - 2:08(Otis Redding) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. Thank You - 3:18(Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone)) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. No Money Blues - 3:21(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
k. Spoonful - 2:35(Willie Dixon) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on: Mainstream LP 12"MRL 305 — Hard Mother Blues   (1971)
Mainstream LP 12"MRL 806 — Screaming Mothers   (1974)

Hubert Laws (f) on b-c; Frank Owens (p) on h-i, (or) on a-g, j-k; unknown (per) on a, j.

The recording date is uncertain. The personnel are probably collective over more than one session. Solos are very brief. Owens is listed in the notes as playing a keyboard called a Rocksichord (Rock-Si-Chord) which simulates the sound of a harpsichord. This recording was clearly aimed at the pop market with covers of several hits.


Date: ca. 1970
Location: New York City
Label: Mainstream
Ernie Wilkins Orchestra: Screaming Mothers

Ernie Wilkins (ldr), Ray Copeland, Lloyd Michaels, Joe Newman, Woody Shaw, Snooky Young (t), Dave Bargeron, John Gordon, George Jeffers, Jack Jeffers, Benny Powell, Billy Ver Planck (tb), Hubert Laws, Billy Mitchell, Joe Temperley, Chris Woods (ww), Arthur Bitker, Kenny Burrell, Billy Butler, David Spinozza (g), Frank Anderson, Frank Owens (key, p, or), Chuck Rainey (eb), Herb Lovelle, Grady Tate (d), Ernie Wilkins (con)

a. Spinning Wheel - 2:30(David Clayton Thomas) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. Everyday People - 2:22(Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone)) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
c. Come Together - 3:33(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
d. Get Back - 3:05(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
e. Honky Tonk Women - 2:37(Mick Jagger, Keith Richard) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. Sugar, Sugar - 3:33(Jeff Barry, Andy Kim) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. Susie Q - 5:40(Dale Hawkins, Stanley Lewis, Eleanor Broadwater) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. Baby It's You - 2:14(Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Barney Williams) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. One - 2:41(Harry Nilsson) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. Journey to the Center of the Mind - 3:18(Steve Farmer, Ted Nugent) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
k. Down on Me - 2:12(Janis Joplin) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on: Mainstream LP 12"MRL 806 — Screaming Mothers   (1974)

The recording date is uncertain. The personnel are probably collective over more than one session. Solos are very brief. Anderson and Owens are listed in the notes as playing a keyboard called a Rocksichord (Rock-Si-Chord) which simulates the sound of a harpsichord. This recording was clearly aimed at the pop market with covers of several hits.


Date: January 20, 1970
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Consummation

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Jimmy Nottingham, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Dick Berg, Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin, Julius Watkins (frh), Howard Johnson (tu), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Jerome Richardson (as, f), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Billy Harper (ts, f), Richie Kamuca (bar, cl), Roland Hanna (p), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 5854 (tk 8) Dedication - 5:11(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)
b. 5861 (tk 14) Consummation - 5:08(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Both titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84346 — Consummation   (1970)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXF 3037 — Consummation   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3110 — Consummation   
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
Blue Note CD7243 8 38226 2 — Consummation   (2002)

Soloists:
Track a - Richardson (as)
Track b - Jones, Hanna


Date: January 21, 1970
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Consummation

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Billy Harper (ts, f), Richie Kamuca (bar, cl), Roland Hanna (p), Richard Davis (b), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 5855 (tk 7) It Only Happens Every Time - 3:05(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. 5856 (tk 11) Tiptoe - 6:39(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
Both titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84346 — Consummation   (1970)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXF 3037 — Consummation   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3110 — Consummation   
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)
Blue Note CD7243 8 38226 2 — Consummation   (2002)

Soloists:
Track a - Stamm, Hanna, Stamm
Track b - Young, Lewis, Dodgion (as)


Date: January 28, 1970
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Consummation

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Cliff Heather, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Jerome Richardson (ss, as, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Billy Harper (ts, f), Joe Farrell (bar), Roland Hanna (p, elp), Richard Davis (b, eb), Mel Lewis (d)

a. Ahunk Ahunk(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
unissued
b. 5860 (tk 8) Fingers - 10:36(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BST 84346 — Consummation   (1970)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXF 3037 — Consummation   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3110 — Consummation   
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
Blue Note CD7243 8 38226 2 — Consummation   (2002)

Roland Hanna (p) on b, (elp) on a; Richard Davis (eb) on a.

Soloists on track b: Powell, Hanna, Moore, Hanna, Harper (ts), Hanna, Davis (walking), Lewis


Date: March 3, 1970
Location: Criteria Studios (Miami) & Atlantic Recording Studios (NYC; overdubs), Miami, FL and New York City
Label: Cotillion
Brook Benton: Home Style

Brook Benton (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), unknown (str), Jim Dickinson (g, key), Charlie Freeman, Stu Scharf (g), Mike Utley (elp, or), Tommy McClure (eb), Sammy Creason (d), Cissy Houston, The Sweet Inspirations (bkv), Brook Benton (v)

a. 18725 Don't It Make You Wanta Go Home - 3:21(Joe South) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion 4544078   (1970)
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
Rhino LP 12"RNFP 71497 — The Brook Benton Anthology 1959-1970   (1986)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
b. 18726 Aspen Colorado - 3:32(Joe White) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
c. 18727 Willie and Laura Mae Jones - 3:58(Joe White) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Hi-Five: Brook Benton   (2007)
d. 18728 Old Man Willie(composer unknown) / arr: Arif Mardin
unissued
e. 18729 It's All in the Game - 3:40(Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
f. 18730 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - 3:37(Bob Dylan) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)

Stu Scharf (g) on a.

Brook Benton was backed on these sessions by Dickinson, Freeman, Scharf, Utley, McClure and Creason who recorded in the Miami studio. The horns, an unidentified string section directed by Gene Orloff and the backup voices were recorded in New York (dates unknown but probably March 1970) and overdubbed.


Date: March 5, 1970
Location: Criteria Studios (Miami) & Atlantic Recording Studios (NYC; overdubs), Miami, FL and New York City
Label: Cotillion
Brook Benton: Home Style

Brook Benton (ldr), Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), George Dorsey (as), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), unknown (str), Jim Dickinson (g, key), Charlie Freeman (g), Mike Utley (elp, or), Tommy McClure (eb), Sammy Creason (d), Cissy Houston, The Sweet Inspirations (bkv), Brook Benton (v)

a. 18731 Are You Sincere - 3:24(Wayne P. Walker) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
b. 18732 For Lee Ann - 3:46(Joe White) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
c. 18733 Born Under a Bad Sign - 3:08(Booker T. Jones, William Bell) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
d. 18734 Whoever Finds This, I Love You - 4:27(Mac Davis) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion 4544110   (1970)
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
e. 18735 Before You See a Big Man Cry(Gregory Carroll, Larry Harrison) / arr: Arif Mardin
unissued
f. 18736 Let Me Fix It - 4:27(Brook Benton) / arr: Arif Mardin
Cotillion 4544093   (1970)
Cotillion LP 12"SD 9028 — Home Style   (1970)
Atlantic (Eng.) LP 12"2400024 — Home Style   (1970)
DBK Works CD506 — Today/Home Style   (2004)
Atlantic/Rhino/Warner (Int. Ser.) CD8122 79993 5 — Brook Benton: The Platinum Collection   (2007)
Rhino Digital Download — Hi-Five: Brook Benton   (2007)

Brook Benton was backed on these sessions by Dickinson, Freeman, Utley, McClure and Creason who recorded in the Miami studio. The horns, an unidentified string section directed by Gene Orloff and the backup voices were recorded in New York (dates unknown but probably March 1970) and overdubbed.


Date: March 25, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Quincy Jones: Gula Matari

Quincy Jones (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t, fh), Wayne Andre, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Tony Studd (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss), Pepper Adams (bar), Danny Bank (bar, bsx), Eric Gale (g), Toots Thielemans (g, w), Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Bobby Scott (key), Ray Brown, Major Holley (b), Grady Tate (d), Jimmy Johnson, Warren Smith (per), Hilda Harris, Marilyn Jackson, Barbara Massey, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart (v)

a. tk. 5 Hummin' - 8:05(Nat Adderley) / arr: Quincy Jones
A&M LP 12"SP/SP 9 3030 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M LP 12"AMLS 992 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AML 333 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"C25Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 4094 — Gula Matari   
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 18103 — Gula Matari   
A&M (Jpn.) CDD32Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDD22Y 3923 — Gula Matari   (1989)
A&M CD0820-2 — Gula Matari   (1990)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPOCM 5005 — Gula Matari   (1992)
Verve Gitanes CD845 895-2 — Quincy Jones: Autour de Minuit   (1992)
Verve CD314 535 271-2 — Verve Jazz Masters 59: Toots Thielemans   (1996)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPOCM 5057 — I Never Told You: Quincy Jones Featuring Toots Thielemans   (1998)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCM 3055 — I Never Told You: Quincy Jones Featuring Toots Thielemans   (2004)
b. tk. 7 Ground Hog(composer unknown) / arr: Quincy Jones
unissued
c. tk. 12 Country Preacher(Josef Zawinul) / arr: Quincy Jones
unissued

This information comes from The CTI Discography. The personnel are not confirmed and taken from the collective listing for this and the sessions of March 26 and May 12, 1970 below as well as aural evidence. Track b may be Ray Brown's composition "Ground Hog Special". The soloists on track a are Holley (arco bass+voice), Thielemans (whistling+guitar) and a trombonist, most likely Grey.


Date: March 26, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Quincy Jones: Gula Matari

Quincy Jones (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t, fh), Wayne Andre, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Tony Studd (btb), Toots Thielemans (h), Jerome Richardson (ss), Pepper Adams (bar), Danny Bank (bar, bsx), Eric Gale (g), Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Bobby Scott (key), Ray Brown (b), Grady Tate (d), Jimmy Johnson, Warren Smith (per), Hilda Harris, Marilyn Jackson, Barbara Massey, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart (v)

a. Bridge over Troubled Water - 5:09(Paul Simon) / arr: Quincy Jones
A&M 451184   (1970)
A&M LP 12"SP/SP 9 3030 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M LP 12"AMLS 992 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AML 333 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M LP 12"SP 8400 — A&M Forget Me Nots   (1975)
A&M (Eng.)/Hamlet LP 12"AMLP 8005 — Ironside   (1975)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"C25Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 4094 — Gula Matari   
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 18103 — Gula Matari   
Music for Pleasure (Eng.) LP 12"MFP 50441 — Quincy Jones   
A&M (Jpn.) CDD32Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDD22Y 3923 — Gula Matari   (1989)
A&M CD0820-2 — Gula Matari   (1990)
A&M (Ger.) CD397 074-2 — A&M Gold Series: Quincy Jones   (1991)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPOCM 5005 — Gula Matari   (1992)

This information comes from The CTI Discography. The personnel are not confirmed and taken from the collective listing for this and the sessions of March 25 and May 12, 1970 as well as aural evidence. Gale, Thielemans (harmonica) and Valerie Simpson are featured on this track. Some issues contain an edited version of the track.


Date: April 13-19, 1970
Location: New York City and Muscle Shoals, AL
Label: Atco
King Curtis: Get Ready

King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ldr), Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (t), Benny Powell (tb), King Curtis [Curtis Ousley] (ss, as, ts, g), Trevor Lawrence (bar), unknown (str, bkv), Cornell Dupree, Eddie Hinton (g), Barry Beckett (elp, or), David Hood (eb), Roger Hawkins (d)

a. 19010 Something - 3:46(George Harrison) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
b. 19011 Someday We'll Be Together - 2:56(Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Jackey Beavers) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
c. 70C-19012 Bridge over Troubled Water - 4:15(Paul Simon) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco 456762   (1970)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
d. 19013 Miss Prissy(Vic Chesnutt) / arr: Arif Mardin
unissued
e. 19014 Sugar Foot - 1:55(Curtis Ousley [King Curtis], David Hood) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
f. 70C-19015 Floatin' - 3:02(composer unknown) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco 456779   (1970)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
g. 19016 Let It Be - 2:54(John Lennon, Paul McCartney) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Razor & Tie CDRE 2054 — Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis   (1994)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
h. 19017 Promenade - 2:30(Curtis Ousley [King Curtis], David Hood, Cornell Dupree) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)
i. 19018 Get Ready - 2:12(William 'Smokey' Robinson) / arr: Arif Mardin
Atco 456762   (1970)
Atco LP 12"SD 33-338 — Get Ready   (1970)
Razor & Tie CDRE 2054 — Instant Soul: The Legendary King Curtis   (1994)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 338 — Get Ready   (2009)

The overdubbed backup horns (tracks b, h and i only), unidentified strings and vocal group were recorded in New York. King Curtis plays guitar and tenor saxophone on track h, soprano saxophone on tracks a and f.


Date: May 12, 1970
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: A&M
Quincy Jones: Gula Matari

Quincy Jones (ldr), Freddie Hubbard, Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t, fh), Wayne Andre, Al Grey, Benny Powell (tb), Tony Studd (btb), Toots Thielemans (h), Jerome Richardson (ss), Pepper Adams (bar), Danny Bank (bar, bsx), Hubert Laws (f), Seymour Barab, Kermit Moore, Lucien Schmidt, Alan Shulman (vc), Milt Jackson (vib), Don Elliott (mar), Eric Gale (g), Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Bobby Scott (key), Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Major Holley (b), Grady Tate (d), Jimmy Johnson, Warren Smith (per), Hilda Harris, Marilyn Jackson, Barbara Massey, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart (v)

a. Walkin' (Gravy) - 7:55(Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter) / arr: Quincy Jones
A&M LP 12"SP-6-3021 — Audio Master Plus Series Sampler: Vol. 2   (1984)
A&M CD17767 — A&M Jazz Series: Sampler Spring 1989   (1989)
Verve (Ger.) CD06007 5301956 — Summer In the City   (2007)
b. Gula Matari - 13:05(Quincy Jones) / arr: Quincy Jones
A&M 451216   (1970)
A&M (Eng.)/Hamlet LP 12"AMLP 8005 — Ironside   (1975)
A&M LP 12"SP 3705 — I Heard That!   (1976)
A&M LP 12"750213278 — Quincy Jones: The Best, Vol. 2   (1985)
Music for Pleasure (Eng.) LP 12"MFP 50441 — Quincy Jones   
A&M CD6550-2 — Quincy Jones: Classics Vol. 3   (1987)
Rebound CD314 520 241-2 — Quincy Jones: The Best, Vol. 2   (1994)
A&M CD314 540 556-2 — Greatest Hits   (1996)
Both titles on: A&M LP 12"SP/SP 9 3030 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M LP 12"AMLS 992 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AML 333 — Gula Matari   (1970)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"C25Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"LAX 4094 — Gula Matari   
A&M (Jpn.) LP 12"AMP 18103 — Gula Matari   
A&M (Jpn.) CDD32Y 3812 — Gula Matari   (1987)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDD22Y 3923 — Gula Matari   (1989)
A&M CD0820-2 — Gula Matari   (1990)
Pony Canyon (M&I Jazz) (Jpn.) CDPOCM 5005 — Gula Matari   (1992)

Toots Thielemans (h) on b; Seymour Barab (vc) on b; Kermit Moore (vc) on b; Lucien Schmidt (vc) on b; Alan Shulman (vc) on b; Don Elliott (mar) on b; Eric Gale (g) on b; Ron Carter (b) on b; Richard Davis (b) on b; Hilda Harris (v) on b; Marilyn Jackson (v) on b; Barbara Massey (v) on b; Valerie Simpson (v) on b; Maretha Stewart (v) on b.

This information comes from The CTI Discography. This source states the following: "The sleeve of A&M SP-3030 indicates the recording date of 'Walkin'' and 'Gula Matari' as March 12, 1970. Creed Taylor's notes indicate the recording date as of May 12, 1970." The personnel are not confirmed and taken from the collective listing for this and the sessions of March 25 and 26, 1970 as well as aural evidence.

Soloists:
Track a - Milt Jackson (vib), Hubert Laws (f), Major Holley (arco bass+voice), Jerome Richardson (ss), unknown (key)
Track b - Hubert Laws (f), Eric Gale (g), Milt Jackson (vib), Toots Thielemans (har), Jerome Richardson (ss), Major Holley (arco bass+voice)

Some issues contain edited versions of track b.


Date: May 25, 1970
Location: A&R Studios, New York City
Label: Solid State
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra: Consummation

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm, Snooky Young (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, as, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Billy Harper (ts, f), Pepper Adams (bar), David Spinozza (g), Roland Hanna (p, elp), Richard Davis (b, eb), Mel Lewis (d)

a. 5857 (tk 1) A Child Is Born - 4:06(Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA392-H2 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1975)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"UALP 19 — Blue Note Sampler, Vol. 2   (1978)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"BND 4004 — Thad Jones & Mel Lewis   (1979)
Blue Note (Du.) LP 12"1A158-83401/4 — 40 Years of Jazz: History of Blue Note - Box 5   (1983)
Franklin Mint LP 12"Vols. 33-36 — The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Great Arrangers and Composers   (1984)
LRC Ltd. CDCDC 9004 — Thad Jones/Mel Lewis: Sonny Lester Collection   (1991)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17093 — Dedication   (1996)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD24959 — Jazz Collection: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra   (2000)
LaserLight/Delta (Ger.) CD17142 — Essential Jazz Ballads   (2001)
Blue Note CD0946 3 63527 2 5 — Ultimate Jazz Christmas   (2006)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 66365 — Ultimate Jazz Christmas   (2007)
b. 5858 (tk 18) Us - 3:34(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note 4545-1962   (1970)
c. 5859 (tk 8) Ahunk Ahunk - 7:55(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
Blue Note 4545-1962   (1970)
Blue Note CD7243 4 97155 2 — Blue Big Bands   (1999)
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BST 84346 — Consummation   (1970)
Blue Note (Jpn.) LP 12"GXF 3037 — Consummation   (1979)
Mosaic LP 12"MQ7-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
King (Jpn.) LP 12"SR 3110 — Consummation   
Mosaic CDMD5-151 — The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra   (1994)
Blue Note CD7243 8 38226 2 — Consummation   (2002)

David Spinozza (g) on b-c; Roland Hanna (p) on a, (elp) on b-c; Richard Davis (b) on a, (eb) on b-c.

An Edited version of "Us" is found on 45-1962. An edited version of "A Child Is Born" is found on UALP 19.

Soloists:
Track a - Hanna, Jones (both very close to melody)
Track b - Richardson (ss) (brief)
Track c - Hanna (elp), Daniels (ts), Stamm, Hanna (elp)


Date: July 3-4, 1970
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Film Soundtrack: Don Byas Come Home

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Lew Soloff, Marvin Stamm, unknown (t), Joe Ciavardone, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, as, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Don Byas (ts), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Billy Harper (ts, f), Pepper Adams (bar), Roland Hanna (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Mel Lewis (d), Thad Jones (con)

a. Lover Man(Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
b. Unknown Title
Both titles unissued.

From Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography," Joy Road": "This VARAS TV documentary, directed by Nick van den Boezem, depicts expatriate Don Byas' only return to the U.S. since his departure in 1947. Byas is filmed performing with the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and at the Newport Jazz Festival with Dizzy Gillespie's rhythm section. It's unclear on which day these Thad Jones-Mel Lewis tracks were recorded." The unknown title is a ballad. Some of the personnel listed are "probable" rather than confirmed. A performance of "Intimacy of the Blues" by the quartet of Byas, Hanna, Wilbur Ware and Jo Jones takes place in between the two titles shown. The titles have not been auditioned.


Date: ca. 1971
Location: New York City
Label: Fortress
Missa Laetare (Mass of Joy)

Eddie Bonnemère (ldr), Allen Brown (t), Eddie Preston (t, fh), Benny Powell (btb), Howard Johnson, Arnie Lawrence (as, cl), Lawrence 'Rico' Henderson (ts), William Bivens (bar), Roy Phelps (g), Ira Stuart (p, per), Eddie Bonnemère (or, con), Hal Gaylor, Joe Scott (b), Sticks Evans (d, tmp), Robert Bornemann (dir), Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary Choir (v)

a. Missa Laetare: Entrance Hymn - Help Me, Jesus - 2:45(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
b. Missa Laetare: Introit - 2:03(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
c. Missa Laetare: Kyrie - 1:39(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
d. Missa Laetare: Gloria In Excelsis - 1:54(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
e. Missa Laetare: Collect - 0:57(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
f. Missa Laetare: Epistle Gal. 4, Seasonal Gradual - 2:02(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
g. Missa Laetare: Gospel - John 6 - 1:23(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
h. Missa Laetare: Offertory - 2:29(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
i. Missa Laetare: Preface and Sanctus - 2:18(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
j. Missa Laetare: The Lord's Prayer - 1:18(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
k. Missa Laetare: Agnus Dei - 2:45(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
l. Missa Laetare: Nunc Dimittis - 0:40(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
m. Missa Laetare: Prayer and Benediction - 2:01(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
n. Missa Laetare: Help Me, Jesus - 11:06(Eddie Bonnemère) / arr: Eddie Bonnemère
All titles on: Fortress LP 12"CSS 795 (XSV 143383) — Missa Laetare (Mass of Joy)   (1971)

This is a studio recording the date of which is not disclosed on the LP. Lord's discography gives 1971 without explanation. The recording date could be as early as 1968 (see "Mass For All Seasons" above - session "probably 1968" which has many of the same personnel). The liner notes indicate that the premier of this mass took place on March 17, 1969 at St. Peter's Church. It is described as Bonnemère's first contemporary mass in the Lutheran liturgical tradition. The Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary Choir under the direction of Robert Bornemann is heard on all tracks. The intrumental ensemble is heard on tracks b, d, f, h-i, k-l and n. The reader on track f is David C. Newhart. The reader on track g is Roy T. Lloyd.

Soloists on Track n: Preston (t), Lawrence (as), Powell, Gaylor, Bonnemère (or)


Date: ca. 1971
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: [private recording]
The Uninhibited Music of Tommy Vig (big band)

Tommy Vig (ldr), Bud Brisbois, Buddy Childers, Jack Feierman, Jim Kartchner, Johnny Rinaldo, Steve Spiegel (t, fh), Grover Mitchell, Frank Rosolino (tb), Dave Wells (tb, bh), Benny Powell, Dave Rinaldo, Kenny Shroyer (btb), Ernie Tack (tu), Bob Cooper, Jackie Kelso (John Kelson, Jr., Jack Kelson), Anthony Ortega, Bill Perkins, Ira Schulman (ww), Tommy Vig (vib, chm, con), Billy Fender (g), Tom Garvin (p), David Dyson (b), Joe Porcaro (d), Jack Arnold, Jules Greenberg (per)

a. Autumn Leaves - 7:12(Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prevert, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Tommy Vig
b. A Blues - 7:00(Tommy Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
c. For Mia - 6:05(Tommy Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
d. Study IV - 1:43(Tommy Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
e. Suspense - 2:23(Tommy Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
f. Veled Vagyok Meg Gondolatban (I'm Still Thinking of You) - 4:02(George Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
g. C Side - 11:46(Tommy Vig) / arr: Tommy Vig
All titles on: Just for the Record LP 12"unnumbered — The Uninhibited Music of Tommy Vig - 1971   (1971)

Tommy Vig (chm) on a.

More than one session must have been involved. The personnel appear to be collective. No recording dates are given.

Soloists:
Track a - Rosolino, Vig (chimes), Ortega (ts)
Track b - Rosolino
Track c - Wells (bh)
Tracks d-e - none
Track f - Childers (fh)
Track g - Rinaldo (t), vig (vib), Cooper (ts), Garvin


Date: September 13, 1971
Location: Village Vanguard, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra live at the Village Vanguard

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis (ldr), Cecil Bridgewater, Danny Moore, Al Porcino, Marvin Stamm (t), Thad Jones (fh), Eddie Bert, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Billy Harper (ss, ts, f), Ed Xiques (ss, as, f), Jerry Dodgion (as, cl, f), Eddie Daniels (ts, cl, f), Pepper Adams (bar), Roland Hanna (p), Gene Perla (b), Mel Lewis (d), Dee Dee Bridgewater (v)

a. A-That's Freedom(Hank Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
b. It Only Happens Every Time(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
c. Mean What You Say(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
d. Willow Tree(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf)
e. Us(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
f. The Best Things in Life Are Free(Ray Henderson, Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva)
g. Here's That Rainy Day(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
h. Bye Bye Blackbird(Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon)
i. Central Park North(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
j. Come On Over, My Love(Jerry Dodgion)
k. Mornin' Reverend(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
l. A Child Is Born(Thad Jones, Alec Wilder) / arr: Thad Jones
m. River's Invitation(Percy Mayfield)
n. Kansas City(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
o. Fingers(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
All titles unissued.

Dee Dee Bridgewater (v) on f-h, j, m-n.

According to Cary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road," this is an audience recording. It has not been auditioned.


Date: November 16-20, 1971
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Mainstream
Sarah Vaughan: A Time In My Life

Sarah Vaughan (ldr), Al Aarons, Buddy Childers, Gene Goe (t), George Bohanon, Benny Powell (tb), Bill Green, Jackie Kelso (John Kelson, Jr., Jack Kelson), Jerome Richardson (sax, f), Joe Pass, Al Vescovo (g), Bill Mays (key, p), Bob Magnusson (eb), Earl Palmer (d), Jimmy Cobb, Alan Estes (per), unknown (bkv), Ernie Wilkins (con), Sarah Vaughan (v)

a. Imagine - 4:36(John Lennon) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Mainstream 45MST 5512   (1972)
b. On Thinking It Over - 3:27(Brian Auger, Jim Mullen) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Mainstream LP 12"MRL 412 — Send In the Clowns   (1974)
c. Inner City Blues - 4:08(Marvin Gaye, James Nyx, Jr.) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Mainstream 45MST 5517   (1972)
Mainstream CDMDCD 720 — The Best of Mainstream Jazz   (1991)
d. Sweet Gingerbread Man - 3:00(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Mainstream 45MST 5512   (1972)
e. Magical Connection - 2:37(John Sebastian) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
f. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be - 4:55(Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
g. Tomorrow City - 3:12(Brian Auger) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
h. Universal Prisoner - 4:04(Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
i. Trouble - 2:55(Brian Auger, Jim Mullen) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
j. If Not for You - 2:47(Bob Dylan) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
All titles on: Mainstream LP 12"MRL 340 — A Time In My Life   (1972)
Mainstream (Eng.) LP 12"MSL 1024 — A Time In My Life   (1973)
Jazz Heritage LP 12"912865L — A Time In My Life   (1991)
Mobile Fidelity CDMFCD 855 — A Time In My Life   (1990)
Mainstream CDMDCD 704 — A Time In My Life   (1991)
Jazz Heritage CD512865Z — A Time In My Life   (1991)

unknown (bkv) on c.

On Mainstream 340, Jazz Heritage 512865 and possibly other issues, Childers is listed as "Buddy Childress," Aarons is listed as "Al Aaron" and Mays is listed as "Willy Mays."


Date: December 17, 1971
Location: Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Temponic
The Music of Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman (ldr), Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Gene Goe, Ray Triscari (t), Bill Prince (t, cl, f), George Bohanon, Nick Di Maio, Benny Powell, Bill Tole (tb), Bob Cooper, Bill Hood, Jerome Richardson, Marshal Royal, Bud Shank (r), Flip Phillips (ts), Barney Kessel, Al Viola (g), Jimmy Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Louie Bellson (d), Jack Arnold (per), Benny Carter (con), Ernestine Anderson, Gene Merlino, Marlene Ver Planck, Joe Williams (v)

a. I'm Falling in Love(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
b. instr. version I'm Falling in Love(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
c. When You're Young - 4:24(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic LP 12"TB 29561 — Joe Williams: With Love   (1972)
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
d. Who's Rockin' the Boat?(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
unissued
e. Thank You Mr. Moon(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
f. instr. version Thank You Mr. Moon(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
g. Isn't It Funny?(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
unissued
h. Serenade to Genie(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
i. instr. version Serenade to Genie(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
j. The Quiet Hours (Concerto for Genie)(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
k. instr. version The Quiet Hours (Concerto for Genie)(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
l. Pretty Girl(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)
m. instr. version Pretty Girl(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)

Bill Prince (t) on b, i, m, (cl) on f, i, (f) on k; Ernestine Anderson (v) on a, d-e, g; Gene Merlino (v) on h, l; Marlene Ver Planck (v) on j; Joe Williams (v) on c.

Flip Phillips solos on many of the tracks. The Music of Bob Friedman is a 13 CD collection with very limited distribution. Not auditioned.


Date: January 26, 1972
Location: Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Temponic
The Music of Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman (ldr), Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Bill Prince (t, fh, cl), George Bohanon, Nick Di Maio, Benny Powell, Tom Shepard (tb), Plas Johnson (r), Amuel Albert, Joachim Chassman, Janice Gower, William Henderson, Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Louis Kievman, Alex Koltun, Bob Konrad, William Kurasch, Marvin Limonick, Lou Raderman (vn), Ron Cooper, Janice Ehrlich, Marie Fera, Edgar Lustgarten (vc), Barney Kessel (g), Jimmy Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Paul Humphrey (d), Jack Arnold (per), Benny Carter (con), Ernestine Anderson, B.J. Baker, Bill Cole, Pat Henderson, Bill Lee, John Lehman, Gene Merlino, Loulie Jean Norman, Terry Stillwell, Bob Tebow, Jackie Ward, Joe Williams, Marnell Wright, Don Wyatt (v)

a. God Bless You - 4:20(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic LP 12"TB 29561 — Joe Williams: With Love   (1972)
b. instr. version God Bless You(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
c. Taps for the Bravest(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
d. instr. version Taps for the Bravest(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
e. Jane(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
f. instr. version Jane(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on: Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)

Bill Prince (t) on d, (fh) on b, (cl) on f; Ernestine Anderson (v) on c; B.J. Baker (v) on e; Bill Cole (v) on e; Pat Henderson (v) on e; Bill Lee (v) on e; John Lehman (v) on e; Gene Merlino (v) on e; Loulie Jean Norman (v) on e; Terry Stillwell (v) on e; Bob Tebow (v) on e; Jackie Ward (v) on e; Joe Williams (v) on a; Marnell Wright (v) on e; Don Wyatt (v) on e.

The vocal ensemble was known as The Carter Chorale. The Music of Bob Friedman is a 13 CD collection with very limited distribution. Not auditioned.


Date: February 9, 1972
Location: Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood, CA
Label: Temponic
The Music of Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman (ldr), Cat Anderson, John Audino, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Gene Goe, Ray Triscari (t), Bill Prince (t, f), George Bohanon, Nick Di Maio, Benny Powell, Tom Shepard (tb), Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Marshal Royal (r), Barney Kessel (g), Jimmy Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Shelly Manne (d), Jack Arnold (per), Benny Carter (con), Ernestine Anderson, Mike Campbell, Gene Merlino, Joe Williams (v)

a. Right Here in My Heart(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
b. Sleepy Baby(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
c. I'm a Lucky Guy - 2:58(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
Temponic LP 12"TB 29561 — Joe Williams: With Love   (1972)
d. instr. version I'm a Lucky Guy(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
e. How Do I Love Thee(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
f. instr. version How Do I Love Thee(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
g. If(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on: Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)

Bill Prince (t) on d, (f) on f; Ernestine Anderson (v) on a-b; Mike Campbell (v) on e; Gene Merlino (v) on g; Joe Williams (v) on c.

The Music of Bob Friedman is a 13 CD collection with very limited distribution. Not auditioned.


Date: March 20, 1972
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Prestige
Gene Ammons: Free Again

Gene Ammons (ldr), Cat Anderson, John Audino, Gene Goe, Reunald Jones (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell, Mike Wimberly, Britt Woodman (tb), David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (frh), John Johnson (tu), Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (r), Gene Ammons, Red Holloway (ts), Dennis Budimir (g), Joe Sample (p), Bob Seravia (b), Candy Finch (d), Bobby Bryant (con)

a. Free Again - 6:00(Joseph O. Basile, Armand Canfora, Bob Colby, Michel Jourdan) / arr: Bobby Bryant
b. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? - 4:37(Michel LeGrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) / arr: Bobby Bryant
c. Jackson - 5:25(Gene Ammons, Bobby Bryant) / arr: Bobby Bryant
All titles on: Prestige LP 12"PR 10040 — Free Again   (1972)

The liner notes and discographies indicate the presence of congas (Bob Norris) on this session but none are audible on any of the three tracks. The recording date (not shown on the LP) comes from "The Prestige Book: Discography of All Series, Jazz Critique Magazine, Special Edition (Japanese), 1996, vol. 3." Ammons is the only soloist except for a Sample piano solo on track c.


Date: ca. 1972
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Prestige
Gene Ammons: Free Again

Gene Ammons (ldr), Al Aarons, Cat Anderson, John Audino, Buddy Childers, Gene Goe, Reunald Jones (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Mike Wimberly, Britt Woodman (tb), David Duke, Henry Sigismonti (frh), John Johnson (tu), Jack Nimitz, Jerome Richardson, Herman Riley, Ernie Watts (r), Gene Ammons, Pete Christlieb (ts), Arthur Adams, Dennis Budimir (g), Dwight Dickerson (p), Bob Seravia (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Paul Humphrey (d), Bob Norris (cng), Bobby Bryant (con)

a. Crazy Mary - 4:42(composer unknown) / arr: Bobby Bryant
b. Fru Fru - 4:30(Gene Ammons, Bobby Bryant) / arr: Bobby Bryant
c. Jaggin' - 5:02(Bobby Bryant) / arr: Bobby Bryant
All titles on: Prestige LP 12"PR 10040 — Free Again   (1972)

Arthur Adams (g) on a, c; Chuck Rainey (eb) on a, c; Bob Norris (cng) on a, c.

The personnel are uncertain due to ambiguities in the way the they are listed on the LP. It's probable that Childers, Aarons and Mitchell are replacements for personnel from the previous session rather than additions. Conga drums are clearly audible on the funk-style tracks a and c although no such percussion instrument is listed in the liner notes. The conguero is presumably Bob Norris who is incorrectly listed as present on the previous session. No source provides a recording date for this session. Ammons is the only soloist except for a Dickerson piano solo on track b.


Date: September 17, 1972
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
Label: [private recording]
Roberta Flack with the Quincy Jones Orchestra Live at Monterey

Roberta Flack, Quincy Jones (ldr), Al Aarons, Cat Anderson, Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Dizzy Gillespie (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Benny Powell, Frank Rosolino, Maurice Spears (tb), Sidney Muldrow (frh), Tommy Johnson (tu), Toots Thielemans (h), Pete Christlieb, Bill Green, Fred Jackson, Ernie Watts (sax), Jerome Richardson (sax, f), Eric Gale, Terry Plumieri (g), Roberta Flack (p, v), Mike Wofford (p), Richard Tee (elp), Ray Brown (b), Chuck Rainey (eb), Rick Marotta, Grady Tate (d), Ralph MacDonald (per), Geraldine Jones, Marti McCall, Petsye Powell (bkv), Quincy Jones (dir)

a. What's Going On(Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland)
b. Bluesette(Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Norman Gimbel)
c. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face(Ewan MacColl)
d. Ain't No Mountain High Enough(Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
e. Somewhere(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
f. Theme from "Ironside"(Quincy Jones)
g. Brown Ballad(Ray Brown)
h. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)(Burton Lane, Alan Lerner)
i. Killer Joe(Benny Golson)
j. Suzanne(Leonard Cohen)
k. Where Were You When I Needed You?(Stevie Wonder)
l. Lights Low(Galt MacDermot)
m. Walking in Space(Galt MacDermot)
n. Mr. Magic(Ralph MacDonald, William Salter)
o. Where Is the Love?(Ralph MacDonald, William Salter)
p. Boogie Stop Shuffle(Charles Mingus)
q. Inner City Blues(Marvin Gaye, James Nyx, Jr.)
r. Makes Me Wanna Holler(Marvin Gaye, James Nyx, Jr., Federico Pena, Melvin Ragin, Shell Me)
s. Do It to Me(composer unknown)
All titles unissued.

Dizzy Gillespie (t) on f; Toots Thielemans (h) on b, g, i; Jerome Richardson (f) on i; Ray Brown (b) on l; Geraldine Jones (bkv) on a, i; Marti McCall (bkv) on a, i; Petsye Powell (bkv) on a, i; Roberta Flack (v) on a, c-e, h, j-o, q-s.

These are live performances of the Quincy Jones Orchestra and Roberta Flack and her band, sometimes together, with special guests, at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The personnel are collective. Flack's band was made up of Plumieri, MacDonald, Gale, Tee, Rainey and Marotta. The vocal trio was known as the "M & Ms." The information comes from Monterey Jazz Festival Archive Collection. Not auditioned.


Date: March 28, 1973
Location: Annex Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Temponic
The Music of Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman (ldr), Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers, Harry 'Sweets' Edison (t), Bill Prince (t, as, cl), Gil Falco, Benny Powell, Tom Shepard, Britt Woodman (tb), David Duke, Gale Robinson (frh), Justin DiTullio, Bill Green (r), Janice Gower, William Henderson, Nathan Kaproff, Alex Koltun, Bob Konrad, Marvin Limonick, Henry Roth, Charles Veal (vn), Rollice Dale, Leonard Selic (vl), Ron Cooper, Alfred Lustgarten (vc), Joe Pass (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Ray Brown (b), Jack Sperling (d), Jack Arnold (per), Benny Carter (con), Sue Allen, William Brown, Vangie Carmichael, Bill Cole, James Hass, Gwen Johnson, Tom Kenny, Bill Lee, John Lehman, Myrna Matthews, Gene Merlino, Candy Nash, Loulie Jean Norman, Bob Tebow, Jackie Ward, James Wheeler (v)

a. Tender Loving Words(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
b. instr. version Tender Loving Words(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
c. When It's Time to Tell(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
d. instr. version When It's Time to Tell(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
e. That's Love(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
f. instr. version That's Love(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
g. How Could I Go On?(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
h. instr. version How Could I Go On?(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
i. Sleepy Baby(Bob Friedman) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on: Temponic CDUnnumbered — The Music of Bob Friedman   (1972)

Conte Candoli (t) on c-d; Bill Prince (t) on d, h, (as) on b, (cl) on f; Sue Allen (v) on a, c, e, g, i; William Brown (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Vangie Carmichael (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Bill Cole (v) on a, c, e, g, i; James Hass (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Gwen Johnson (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Tom Kenny (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Bill Lee (v) on a, c, e, g, i; John Lehman (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Myrna Matthews (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Gene Merlino (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Candy Nash (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Loulie Jean Norman (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Bob Tebow (v) on a, c, e, g, i; Jackie Ward (v) on a, c, e, g, i; James Wheeler (v) on a, c, e, g, i.

The vocal group is known as the Carter Chorale. The Music of Bob Friedman is a 13 CD collection with very limited distribution. Not auditioned.


Date: May 21, 1973
Location: Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Far Out Productions
Jimmy Witherspoon: Spoonful

Jimmy Witherspoon (ldr), Thad Jones, Blue Mitchell, Melvin Moore, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Buddy Lucas (h), Delbert Hill, Don Menza, Seldon Powell (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (Clarke) (bar), Cornell Dupree, Robben Ford, Freddie Robinson (g), Horace Ott (elp), Joe Sample (snt), Richard Tee (or), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Omar Clay, King Errison, Gene Estes (per), Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, Ella Winston, Jimmy Witherspoon (v)

a. 12892 Sign on the Building - 3:36(Jimmy Witherspoon, Omari O'Conner) / arr: Horace Ott
Blue Note 45BNXW 716 Y   (1973)
b. 12893 Spoonful - 3:20(Willie Dixon) / arr: Horace Ott
c. 12894 Big Boss Man - 3:23(Luther Dixon, Al Smith) / arr: Horace Ott
d. 12895 Inflation Blues - 4:26(Jimmy Witherspoon) / arr: Horace Ott
e. 12896 Pearly Whites - 5:33(Jimmy Witherspoon, Steven Gold) / arr: Horace Ott
Blue Note 45BNXW 716 Y   (1973)
f. 12897 Nothing's Changed - 5:34(Frank Armstrong, Jimmy Vaughn) / arr: Horace Ott
All titles on: Blue Note (Ger.) LP 12"BST 84545 — Spoonful   (1975)
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA534-G — Spoonful   (1976)
Rhino CDR2 71707 — Spoonful   (1994)
Avenue Jazz CD74321 33293 2 — Spoonful   (1994)
Far Out Productions Digital Download — Spoonful   (2011)

The Cuscuna-Ruppli Blue Note records discography indicates that this session was leased by Blue Note from Far Out Productions. The personnel are probably collective as it does not sound as if all of the horns are present on every track.

Soloists beside Witherspoon:
Track a - Ford (assumed to be the guitar soloist throughout since he is listed as featured artist)
Track b - Lucas
Track c - Lucas
Track d - Ford
Track e - Ford
Track f - Ford


Date: May 22, 1973
Location: Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Far Out Productions
Jimmy Witherspoon: Spoonful

Jimmy Witherspoon (ldr), Thad Jones, Blue Mitchell, Melvin Moore, Ernie Royal (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Buddy Lucas (h), Delbert Hill, Don Menza, Seldon Powell (ts), Arthur 'Babe' Clark (Clarke) (bar), Cornell Dupree, Robben Ford, Freddie Robinson (g), Horace Ott (elp), Joe Sample (snt), Richard Tee (or), Chuck Rainey (eb), Bernard Purdie (d), Omar Clay, King Errison, Gene Estes (per), Hilda Harris, Barbara Massey, Ella Winston, Jimmy Witherspoon (v)

a. 12898 Gloomy Sunday - 3:45(Reszo Seress, Laszlo Javor, Sam M. Lewis) / arr: Horace Ott
b. 12899 Take out Some Insurance - 3:07(Jimmy Reed) / arr: Horace Ott
c. 12900 Reds and Whiskey - 3:23(Jimmy Witherspoon, Howard Scott) / arr: Horace Ott
d. 12901 The Moon Is Rising - 2:33(Jimmy Reed) / arr: Horace Ott
All titles on: Blue Note (Ger.) LP 12"BST 84545 — Spoonful   (1975)
Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA534-G — Spoonful   (1976)
Rhino CDR2 71707 — Spoonful   (1994)
Avenue Jazz CD74321 33293 2 — Spoonful   (1994)
Far Out Productions Digital Download — Spoonful   (2011)

The Cuscuna-Ruppli Blue Note records discography indicates that this session was leased by Blue Note from Far Out Productions. The personnel are probably collective as it does not sound as if all of the horns are present on every track.

Soloists beside Witherspoon:
Track a - none
Track b - none
Track c - Lucas
Track d - Ford


Date: July 3, 1973
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]
Newport Jazz Festival, New York City: Count Basie Orchestra

Count Basie and His Orchestra (ldr), Sonny Cohn, Jon Faddis, Thad Jones, Joe Newman (t), Al Grey, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal, Ernie Wilkins (as), Frank Foster (ts), Frank Wess (ts, f), Charles Fowlkes (bar), Freddie Green (g), Count Basie, Roland Hanna (p), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d), Helen Humes, Joe Williams (v)

a. Sixteen Men Swinging - 3:17(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
b. Corner Pocket (Until I Met You) - 6:02(Freddie Green, Don Wolf) / arr: Freddie Green
c. Avenue C - 2:51(Buck Clayton)
d. Lil' Darlin' - 4:43(Neal Hefti) / arr: Neal Hefti
e. April in Paris - 3:38(Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Wild Bill Davis
f. 'Deed I Do - 2:10(Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch)
g. If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight - 4:13(Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson)
h. MIllion Dollar Secret - 4:28(Helen Humes, Jules Bihari)
i. Song of the Wanderer - 3:27(Neil Moret)
j. Midnight Blue - 4:05(Neal Hefti) / arr: Neal Hefti
k. Blee Blop Blues - 2:57(Count Basie, A. K. Salim) / arr: A. K. Salim
l. Every Day I Have the Blues - 4:39(Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks, Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman, John Len Chatman), William York) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
m. Please Send Me Someone to Love - 2:48(Percy Mayfield) / arr: Frank Foster
n. Alright, OK, You Win (Well Alright, Okay, You Win) - 2:54(Mayme Watts, Sidney Wyche) / arr: Frank Foster
o. In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down - 3:46(Don Raye, LeRoy Carr) / arr: Frank Foster
p. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Hallelujah, I Love Him So) - 2:55(Ray Charles)
q. The Comeback - 4:14(Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman, John Len Chatman)) / arr: Frank Foster
r. Roll 'Em Pete - 2:50(Pete Johnson, Joe Turner)
s. One O'Clock Jump - 2:36(Count Basie)
All titles unissued.

Frank Wess (f) on o; Helen Humes (v) on f-i; Joe Williams (v) on l-r.

This concert can be auditioned at Wolfgang's Vault. The timings shown include applause and announcements. This is essentially a reunion of Basie band members most of whom were not part of the band at this time, including Benny Powell. Joe Newman is the announcer and introduces all of the participants at the beginning of the concert. Basie is announced as playing on track b but it is not clear on what other tracks he performs on, if any. There are trombone solos on tracks a, c and j which may be by Benny Powell. It is assumed that he reprises his famous solo on track e.


Date: ca. 1974
Location: RPM Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Crossover
Billy Brooks: Windows of the Mind

Billy Brooks (ldr), Mike Artega, Bob Comden, Al Gottlieb (t), Michael J. Conlon (c), Buster Cooper, Al Hall, Jr., Ray Jackson, Benny Powell, Mihran Vartan (tb), Ken Sawhill (btb), Lonnie Shetter (as, f), John Steven (as), Tom Vigil (as, ts), Wilbur Brown, Herman Riley, Clifford Solomon (ts), Bill Carter (bar), Calvin Keyes, Jeff Lee (g), Larry Gales (b), Clarence Johnston (d)

a. C.P. Time - 4:39(Roger Spotts)
Crossover LP 12"CR 9003 — Windows of the Mind   (1974)

Billy Brooks plays skoonum horn and various electronics on this session. Britt Woodman replaces Benny Powell on the rest of the tracks.


Date: March 5, 6 & 12, 1974
Location: United Artists Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Blue Note
Moacir Santos: Saudade

Moacir Santos (ldr), Steve Huffsteter (t, fh), Sidney Muldrow (fh), Benny Powell (tb), Morris Repass (btb), Jerome Richardson (ss, as, ts, bar, f, af), Ray Pizzi (as, ts, pic, f, bsn), Moacir Santos (as, bar, con), Lee Ritenour (g, acg), Mark Levine (p, elp), John Heard (b, eb), Harvey Mason (d), Mayuto Correa, Carmelo Garcia (per, cng), Donald Alves, Mike Campbell, Jose Marino, Petsye Powell, Carmen Saveiros, Regina Werneck (v)

a. 13961-3 Early Morning Love - 3:18(Moacir Santos, Y. Cotti) / arr: Moacir Santos
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5845 — New Directions of Blue Note: Blue Saudade Groove   (1993)
b. 13962-6 Suk Cha - 4:05(Moacir Santos) / arr: Moacir Santos
c. 13963-4 Kathy - 3:39(Moacir Santos) / arr: Moacir Santos
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5844 — New Directions of Blue Note: Blue Mellow Groove   (1993)
d. 13964-3 Off and On - 3:35(Moacir Santos, Y. Cotti) / arr: Moacir Santos
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5846 — New Directions of Blue Note: Blue Bitter Groove   (1993)
e. 13965-7 A Saudade Matta a Gente - 6:00(Antonio Almeida, Joao de Barro) / arr: Moacir Santos
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 5845 — New Directions of Blue Note: Blue Saudade Groove   (1993)
f. 13966-4 What's My Name? - 3:07(Moacir Santos, J. Livingston, Ray Evans) / arr: Moacir Santos
g. 13967-2 Amphibious - 2:53(Moacir Santos) / arr: Moacir Santos
h. 13968-11 This Life - 2:28(Moacir Santos, Y. Cotti) / arr: Moacir Santos
i. 13969-11 The City of L.A. - 3:36(Mark Levine) / arr: Mark Levine
j. 13970-3 Happly-Happy - 3:22(Moacir Santos, Benny Powell) / arr: Moacir Santos
All titles on: Blue Note LP 12"BN-LA260-G — Saudade   (1974)
Blue Note (Eng.) LP 12"B1 27206 — Saudade   (1974)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6289 — Saudade   (1998)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6718 — Saudade   (2006)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 6751 — Saudade   (2009)
Toshiba/EMI (Jpn.) CDTOCJ 50510 — Saudade   (2012)

Donald Alves (v) on a, c-d, f, h; Mike Campbell (v) on a, c-e, h; Jose Marino (v) on e; Petsye Powell (v) on a, c-e, h, j; Carmen Saveiros (v) on e; Regina Werneck (v) on j.

Soloists:
Track a - P. Powell, Campbell, Alves
Track b - Pizzi (bsn), Huffsteter (fh)
Track c - Alves, Campbell, P. Powell, Richardson (f), Huffsteter (fh)
Track d - P. Powell, Campbell, Alves, Pizzi (ts)
Track e - P. Powell, Saveiros, Marino, Campbell, Huffsteter (t), Pizzi (ts), Levine (elp)
Track f - Alves, Pizzi (bsn), Santos (bar)
Track g - Richardson (ss), Respass, Santos (bar)
Track h - P. Powell, Alves, Campbell
Track i - Pizzi (f, pic)
Track j - Werneck, P. Powell, Marino, Campbell, Alves, Ritenour


Date: April 6, 1974
Location: Pampa Lanes, Warren, MI
Label: [private recording]
Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra live without Mel Lewis

Thad Jones (ldr), Cecil Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, Steve Furtado, Lew Soloff (t), Thad Jones (fh, per), Quentin Jackson, Jimmy Knepper, Benny Powell (tb), Cliff Heather (btb), Jerry Dodgion (ss, as, f), Ed Xiques (ss, as, cl, f), Ron Bridgewater (ts, cl), Billy Mitchell (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Stanley Cowell (p), George Mraz (b), Percy Brice (d)

a. Come Sunday(Duke Ellington)
b. Fingers(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
c. Suite for Pops: Meetin' Place(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
d. Suite for Pops: The Summary(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
e. Suite for Pops: The Farewell(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
f. Tow Away Zone(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
g. Samba Con Getchu(Bob Brookmeyer) / arr: Bob Brookmeyer
h. Say It Softly(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
i. Quietude(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
j. Don't Ever Leave Me(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
k. A-That's Freedom(Hank Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
l. Kids Are Pretty People(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
m. Don't Get Sassy (Don't Git Sassy)(Thad Jones) / arr: Thad Jones
All titles unissued.

Thad Jones (per) on g.

According to Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road," this is the only example of Mel Lewis missing a Jones-Lewis band gig outside of New York. These titles have not been auditioned.


Date: May 11, 1974
Location: Aptos, CA
Label: Beez
Bill Berry Orchestra: Hot & Happy

Bill Berry (ldr), Conte Candoli, Gene Goe, Blue Mitchell, Jack Sheldon (t), Bill Berry (c), Tricky Sam Lofton, Britt Woodman (tb), Benny Powell (tb, btb), Bill Byrne, Marshal Royal (as), Teddy Edwards, Richie Kamuca (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar, cl), Herb Ellis (g), Dave Frishberg (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a. Doodle Oodle - 7:24(Billy Byers) / arr: Billy Byers
b. Betty - 2:46(Bill Berry) / arr: Bill Berry
c. Bloose - 12:09(Bill Berry) / arr: Bill Berry
All titles on: Beez LP 12"1 — Hot & Happy: Bill Berry and the L.A. Band   (1974)

This is a live set of performances. Track a is a thinly disguised "There'll Be Some Changes Made." This track includes the band personnel introductions.

Soloists:
Track a - Frishberg, Edwards, Kamuca, Edwards/Kamuca, Hanna
Track b - Royal
Track c - Frishberg, muted trumpet, Vinnegar, Lofton, Edwards


Date: August 2, 1974
Location: Concord, CA
Label: Beez
Bill Berry Orchestra: Hot & Happy

Bill Berry (ldr), Cat Anderson, Conte Candoli, Gene Goe, Blue Mitchell (t), Bill Berry (c), Tricky Sam Lofton, Britt Woodman (tb), Benny Powell (tb, btb), Bill Byrne, Marshal Royal (as), Teddy Edwards, Richie Kamuca (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar, cl), Herb Ellis (g), Dave Frishberg (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Jake Hanna (d)

a. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - 5:38(Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Gene Goe
b. Easter Parade - 5:51(Irving Berlin) / arr: Bill Berry
c. Mutton Leg - 8:19(Count Basie, Harry Edison) / arr: Billy Byers
d. Rockin' in Rhythm - 5:11(Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Irving Mills) / arr: Billy Byers
All titles on: Beez LP 12"1 — Hot & Happy: Bill Berry and the L.A. Band   (1974)

Herb Ellis (g) on b.

This was a live performance which both the Bruyninckx and Lord discographies indicate was recorded in Aptos, CA.

Track a - Mitchell
Track b - Ellis
Track c - Frishberg, Mitchell/Candoli, Kamuca
Track d - Frishberg, Nimitz (cl), Anderson


Date: July 29, 1975
Location: Burbank Studio, Burbank, CA
Label: [private recording]
Bill Holman Orchestra demo

Bill Holman (ldr), Larry Grant, Larry McGuire, Don Rader, Bill Stapleton (t), Blue Mitchell (t, fh), Bob Enevoldsen, Bob Fitzpatrick, Benny Powell, Jack Redmond (tb), Ray Reed, Joe Roccisano (ss, as), Bob Cooper, Tom Peterson (ts), John Kipp (bar), Carmen Mosier (g), Alan Broadbent (p, elp), Fred Atwood (b, eb), Nick Ceroli (d), Bill Holman (con)

a. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Respect to Sonny)(Traditional, Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
b. So It Goes(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
c. A Separate Walking(Bill Holman) / arr: Bill Holman
d. Time Will Tell(Joe Roccisano) / arr: Bill Holman
All titles unissued.

This session was a demo submitted to but never issued by the A&M/Horizon label. Bill Holman reports that track a is a version of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" influenced by the Sonny Rollins recording of this spiritual at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 6, 1974. Not auditioned.


Date: ca. 1975 or 1976
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Reprise
Ry Cooder: Chicken Skin Music

Ry Cooder (ldr), Oscar Brashear (c), Benny Powell (tb), George Bohanon (bh), Fred Jackson (ts), Ry Cooder (g, md, v), Chris Ethridge (b), Milt Holland, Jim Keltner (d)

a. I Got Mine - 4:28(Traditional) / arr: George Bohanon
Reprise LP 12"MS 2254 — Chicken Skin Music   (1976)
Reprise CD2-2254 — Chicken Skin Music   (1988)
Reprise (Ger.) CD7599 27231-2 — Chicken Skin Music   (1999)
Reprise (Jpn.) CDWPCR 12694 — Chicken Skin Music   (2007)
Reprise (Jpn.) CDWPCR 75427 — Chicken Skin Music   (2008)
Rhino CDR2 515893 — The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed   (2008)

The recording date and studio are not known. This is the only track of the Chicken Skin Music album on which Benny Powell appears. Cooder plays a mandola version of the mandolin on this track.


Date: ca. 1976
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Reprise
Maria Muldaur: Sweet Harmony

Maria Muldaur (ldr), Al Aarons (t), Benny Powell (tb), Howard Johnson (tu, bar), Jim Gordon (as, cl), Fred Jackson (ts), Amos Garrett, John Girton (g), James Booker (p), Michael Finnigan (p, or), Michael Moore (b), Earl Palmer (d), Victor Feldman (per), Maria Muldaur (v)

a. I Can't Stand It - 3:37(Smokey McAllister) / arr: Howard Johnson
b. Lying Song - 4:07(Kate McGarrigle)
Both titles on: Reprise LP 12"2235 — Sweet Harmony   (1976)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 2235 — Sweet Harmony/Open Your Eyes   (2003)

Al Aarons (t) on a; Jim Gordon (as) on a; Fred Jackson (ts) on a; Howard Johnson (bar) on a; Amos Garrett (g) on a; John Girton (g) on a; Michael Finnigan (p) on a, (or) on a; Michael Moore (b) on a; Victor Feldman (per) on a.

The accompaniment on "Lying Song" is tuba, clarinet, trombone, drums and James Booker on piano.


Date: ca. 1976
Location: Independent Recorders, Studio City, CA
Label: RE/SE Records
Patty Weaver Sings "As Time Goes By"

Patty Weaver (ldr), John Bellow, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Young (t), Benny Powell, Jack Rains, Chauncey Welsch (tb), Vincent De Rosa, Richard Perissi (frh), Harry Klee, Don Raffell (ww), Mundell Lowe (g, con), Allan Reuss (g), Pete Jolly (p), Bob Daugherty (b), Sol Gubin (d), Patty Weaver (v)

a. I'm Beginning to See the Light - 2:07(Duke Ellington, Harry James, Don George, Johnny Hodges) / arr: Mundell Lowe
b. I'll Never Say Never Again - 2:18(Harry Woods) / arr: Mundell Lowe
c. Get Happy - 2:19(Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Mundell Lowe
d. Why Did I Choose You? - 3:49(Herbert Martin, Michael Leonard) / arr: Mundell Lowe
e. Just in Time - 2:18(Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) / arr: Mundell Lowe
All titles on: RE/SE Records LP 12"1000 — Patty Weaver Sings "As Time Goes By"   (1976)

No recording date is provided. This is side 1 of the LP. Side 2 presents the vocalist backed by strings and woodwinds with no trumpets or trombones audible. Reuss is listed as playing "rhythm guitar." There is a trumpet solo on track c and tenor saxophone solos on tracks d and e.


Date: ca. March 1976
Location: Coconut Grove, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Impulse!
Bobby 'Blue' Bland/B. B. King: Together Again...Live

Bobby 'Blue' Bland, B.B. King (ldr), Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell (tb), Red Holloway (ts), Jerome Richardson (bar), Milton Hopkins, Johnny Jones, Ray Parker (g), B.B. King (g, v), Robert Anderson (p), James Toney (or), Rudy Aikels, Louis Villery (eb), Harold Potier, John Starks (d), Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Viola Johnson (v)

a. Let the Good Times Roll - 5:40(Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) / arr: Johnny Pate
MCA CDMCAD4 10677 — King of the Blues   (1992)
MCA CD11443 — How Blue Can You Get?: Classic Live Performances 1964-1994   (1996)
MCA CD111939 — 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection - The Best of B.B.King   (1999)
MCA CD112410 — Anthology   (2000)
Geffen CDB0008161-02 — Bobby 'Blue' Bland: The Definitive Collection   (2007)
b. Stormy Monday Blues - 3:00(Billy Eckstine, Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Robert Crowder) / arr: Johnny Pate
c. Strange Things Happen - 3:58(Percy Mayfield) / arr: Johnny Pate
d. Feel so Bad - 8:22(Lightnin' Hopkins) / arr: Johnny Pate
e. Mother-In-Law Blues - 3:00(Don Robey) / arr: Johnny Pate
f. Mean Old World - 5:40(Walter Jacobs) / arr: Johnny Pate
g. Everyday I Have the Blues - 3:58(Peter Chatman) / arr: Johnny Pate
h. The Thrill Is Gone - 12:35(Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins) / arr: Johnny Pate
i. I Ain't Gonna Be the First to Cry - 0:20(Mitch Bottler, Harvey Price, Dan Walsh) / arr: Johnny Pate
All titles on: Impulse! LP 12"ASD 9317 — Together Again...Live   (1976)
MCA LP 12"MCA 7012 — Together Again...Live   (1990)
MCA CDMCAD 27012 — Together Again...Live   (1990)

b, c;   e, f;   h, i performed as medleys.


Date: April 20-23, July 13, 1976
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: London (Eng.)
Ray Charles/Cleo Laine: Porgy and Bess

Ray Charles, Cleo Laine (ldr), Al Aarons, Bill Berry, Oscar Brashear, Buddy Childers, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Ray Triscari (t), Garnett Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson, Benny Powell, George Roberts, Britt Woodman (tb), Tommy Morgan (h), Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Bill Perkins, Jerome Richardson, Bud Shank (r), Gary Herbig, Bill Hood, Sam Most, Wilbur Schwartz, Ernie Watts (cl), John Morell, Roy Parker, Joe Pass, Lee Ritenour (g), Ray Charles (p, elp, cel, or, v), Victor Feldman, Ralph Grierson, Joe Sample, Paul Smith (p), Max Bennett, Chuck Berghofer, Chuck Domanico, Jim Hughart (b), Scotty Edwards (eb), Washington Rucker, Jimmie Smith (d), Larry Bunker, Alan Estes, Emil Radocchia, Jerry Williams (per), Frank DeVol (con), Cleo Laine (v)

a. Summertime - 6:13(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
b. My Man's Gone Now - 4:40(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43215 2 — The Very Best of Cleo Laine   (1997)
c. A Woman Is a Sometime Thing - 2:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
d. They Pass by Singin' - 3:02(George Gershwin) / arr: Frank DeVol
e. What You Want Wid Bess? - 2:22(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
f. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin - 3:49(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
g. Buzzard Song - 3:22(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
h. Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 5:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43215 2 — The Very Best of Cleo Laine   (1997)
i. Oh, Doctor Jesus - 2:11(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
j. Crab Man - 1:45(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
k. Here Come De Honey Man - 1:23(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
l. Strawberry Woman - 0:55(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
m. Strawberry Woman - 1:17(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
n. It Ain't Necessarily So - 4:15(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
o. There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York - 3:21(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
p. I Loves You Porgy - 5:00(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
RCA (BMG) (Sp.) CD74321 43215 2 — The Very Best of Cleo Laine   (1997)
q. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess - 3:26(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
r. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess - 3:34(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Frank DeVol
s. Oh Lord, I'm on the Way - 3:18(George Gershwin) / arr: Frank DeVol
All titles on: London (Eng.) LP 12"D31D2 — Porgy and Bess   (1976)
RCA Victor LP 12"CLP2-1831 — Porgy and Bess   (1976)
Classic Records/Jazz Planet LP 12"JP 1831-200g — Porgy and Bess   (2005)
RCA Victor CD1831-2-R — Porgy and Bess   (1990)

The personnel are collective. A string section led by Gerald Vinci and Erno Neufeldt and a choir led by The Reverend James Cleveland are also present.


Date: ca. May 1976
Location: Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA
Label: ABC
John Mayall: Banquet In Blues

John Mayall (ldr), Blue Mitchell (t), Benny Powell (tb), John Mayall (h, hrp, key, p, v), Johnny Almond (ts, f), Red Holloway (ts), Don 'Sugarcane' Harris (vn), Novi Novag (vl), Mike Cooley, Jon Mark (g), Rick Vito (g, v), Doug Bare (key, p, snt, or), Ronnie Barron (key, v), Jay Spell (key, elp, snt), Alex Dmochowski, Larry Gales, Lenny McDaniel, John McVie, Larry Taylor (b), Phil Despommier, Roy McCurdy, Soko Richardson (d), Buck Clarke (per), Dee McKinnie (v)

a. 17012 Sunshine - 5:31(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
ABC-Paramount 4512216   (1976)
b. You Can't Put Me Down - 3:24(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
MCA CD11787 — Drivin' On: The ABC Years (1975-1982)   (1998)
c. I Got Somebody - 4:02(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
d. 17013 Turn Me Loose - 2:42(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
ABC-Paramount 4512216   (1976)
e. Seven Days Too Long - 5:16(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
MCA CD11787 — Drivin' On: The ABC Years (1975-1982)   (1998)
f. Table Top Girl - 3:57(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
g. Lady - 3:38(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
MCA CD11787 — Drivin' On: The ABC Years (1975-1982)   (1998)
h. Fantasyland - 14:13(John Mayall) / arr: John Mayall
All titles on: ABC-Paramount LP 12"ABCD 958 — Banquet In Blues   (1976)
ABC (Eng.) LP 12"ABCL 5187 — Banquet In Blues   (1976)
One Way Records CD22075 — Banquet In Blues   (1993)

Part of this session was recorded at Total Experience Studios, Los Angeles, CA. The personnel are collective.


Date: June 29, 1976
Location: Newport Jazz Festival In New York, Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [private recording]
New York Jazz Repertory Company: Ellington Saga II

Bob Wilber (ldr), Jimmy Maxwell, Bernie Privin, Dick Vance, Cootie Williams (t), Vic Dickenson, Jack Gale, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Eddie Barefield, Kenny Davern, Johnny Mince, Bob Wilber (ww), Lawrence Lucie (g, bj), Cliff Smalls (p), George Duvivier (b), Bobby Rosengarden (d), Pug Horton (v)

a. Old Man Blues(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
b. Portrait of the Lion(Duke Ellington)
c. Harlem Speaks(Duke Ellington)
d. Drop Me off in Harlem(Duke Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
e. Merry Go Round(Duke Ellington)
f. It Don't Mean a Thing(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
g. I'm Satisfied(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish)
h. I'm Checking Out Goombye(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
i. Boy Meets Horn(Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart, Irving Mills)
j. Clarinet Lament(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard)
k. Lightnin'(Duke Ellington)
l. Slippery Horn(Duke Ellington)
m. Tootin' Through the Roof(Duke Ellington)
n. Ring Dem Bells - 2:54(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
o. Echoes of Harlem - 4:59(Duke Ellington)
p. The Sheik of Araby(Ted Snyder, Harry Smith, Francis Wheeler)
q. Bundle of Blues(Duke Ellington)
r. Ducky Wucky(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard)
s. Azure(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)
t. Unknown Title
u. Unknown Title
v. Drop Me off in Harlem(Duke Ellington, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny)
w. In a Sentimental Mood(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
x. Sophisticated Lady(Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills)
y. Solitude(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie De Lange)
z. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond)
aa. Caravan(Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
ab. Prelude to a Kiss(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon)
ac. Mood Indigo(Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills)
ad. Stompy Jones(Duke Ellington)
All titles unissued.

These are live performances. The personnel may be incomplete. Only 2 of these tracks have been auditioned. Cootie Williams is a guest soloist on track o. The information on this session comes from Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress. Not auditioned.


Date: August 1, 1976
Location: Concord Jazz Festival, Concord, CA
Label: Concord Jazz
Bill Berry Orchestra: Hello Rev

Bill Berry (ldr), Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Blue Mitchell (t), Gene Goe (t, fh), Jack Sheldon (t, v), Jimmy Cleveland, Tricky Sam Lofton, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman (tb), Lanny Morgan, Marshal Royal (as), Richie Kamuca, Don Menza (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Dave Frishberg (p), Monty Budwig (b), Frankie Capp (d), Ernestine Anderson (v)

a. Hello Rev - 5:27(Bill Berry)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
b. Star Crossed Lovers - 5:45(Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
c. The Bink/And How - 11:12(Bill Berry)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
d. Earl - 3:15(Richie Kamuca)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
e. A Little Song for Mex - 2:54(Bill Berry)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
f. Tulip or Turnip - 4:53(Duke Ellington, Don George)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
g. Boy Meets Horn - 4:02(Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart, Irving Mills)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
h. Cotton Tail - 6:54(Duke Ellington)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ-27 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1977)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4027 — Bill Berry's L.A. Big Band: Hello Rev   (1990)
i. Take the "A" Train - 2:12(Billy Strayhorn)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"ICJ 70156 — Live from Concord to London   (1978)
Concord Jazz LP 12"CJ 54 — Live from Concord to London   (1978)
Concord Jazz (Jpn.) LP 12"LCJ 2045 — Live from Concord to London   (1984)
Concord Jazz CDCCD 4054 — Live from Concord to London   (1991)
Concord/Universal (Jpn.) CDUCCO 90323 — Live from Concord to London   (2014)

Ernestine Anderson (v) on i; Jack Sheldon (v) on f.

Track c is described as part of a suite. Timings do not include announcements or applause. The Hello Rev album also has a track called "Be Your Own Best Friend" which is a brief Jack Sheldon comedy routine.

Soloists:
Track a - Lofton, Cleveland
Track b - Goe (fh), Woodman, Kamuca, Frishberg, Royal
Track c - Frishberg, Berry, Kamuca, Nimitz, Woodman, C. Anderson, Capp
Track d - Budwig
Track e - Woodman
Track f - Sheldon (v, t)
Track g - C. Anderson
Track h - Mitchell, Menza, Kamuca, Nimitz, Frishberg, Kamuca
Track i - E. Anderson, probably Berry, E. Anderson


Date: September 17, 1976
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
Label: [private recording]
Monterey Festival All Star Jazz Band

Bill Berry (ldr), Cat Anderson, Gene Goe, Blue Mitchell, Jack Sheldon, Snooky Young (t), Bill Berry (t, dir), Clark Terry (fh), Jimmy Cleveland, Tricky Sam Lofton, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman (tb), Lanny Morgan, Marshal Royal (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Richie Kamuca, Don Menza (ts), Jack Nimitz (bar), Mundell Lowe (g), Dave Frishberg (p), Monty Budwig (b), Frankie Capp (d), Benny Carter (dir)

a. Doodle Oodle(Billy Byers)
b. Wrappin' It Up(Fletcher Henderson)
c. Christopher Columbus(Andy Razaf, Leon Chu Berry)
d. Big John Special(Horace Henderson)
e. King Porter Stomp(Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton)
f. Hello Rev(Bill Berry)
g. Lunceford Special(Jimmy Lunceford)
h. Margie(Con Conrad, J. Russell Robinson, Benny Davis)
i. Hi Spook(Gerald Wilson)
j. I'm Alone with You(Bud Estes)
k. Yard Dog Mazurka(Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Lunceford, Roger Segure)
l. Take the "A" Train(Billy Strayhorn)
m. Cotton Tail(Duke Ellington)
n. Warm Valley(Duke Ellington, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
o. Boy Meets Horn(Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart, Irving Mills)
p. 4:30 Blues(Duke Ellington)
q. Come Sunday(Duke Ellington)
r. Rockin' in Rhythm(Duke Ellington, Harry Carney, Irving Mills)
All titles unissued.

This ensemble is directed by Bill Berry and Benny Carter. It is not known with certainty that all of these performances, apparently tributes to the Ellington and Lunceford bands, took place on the same night of the Festival. Information comes from several sources including Monterey Jazz Festival Archive Collection. Not auditioned.


Date: November 20, 1976
Location: The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Atlantic
Eddie Harris: How Can You Live Like That?

Eddie Harris (ldr), Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Young (t), George Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Grover Mitchell (tb), Benny Powell (btb), Buddy Collette, Bill Green (as), Jackie Kelso (John Kelson, Jr., Jack Kelson), Charles Owens (ts), Delbert Hill (bar), Ronald Muldrow (g), Eddie Harris (p, v), Cedar Walton (p), Bradley Bobo, Ron Carter (b), Billy Higgins, Paul Humphrey (d)

a. 33201 How Can I Find Some Way to Tell You? - 5:33(Eddie Harris, Bradley Bobo) / arr: Richard Evans
b. 33203 How Can You Live Like That? - 5:32(Eddie Harris) / arr: Richard Evans
c. 33205 I'd Love to Take You Home - 3:36(Ronald Muldrow, Sara Harris) / arr: Richard Evans
d. 33208 Ambidextrous - 3:42(Eddie Harris) / arr: Richard Evans
All titles on: Atlantic LP 12"SD 1698 — How Can You Live Like That?   (1977)
Collectables CDCOL-CD-6406 — Bad Luck Is All I Have/How Can You Live Like That?   (2000)
Collectables CDCOL-1152 — Only the Best of Eddie Harris   (2009)

Eddie Harris (p) on a-b, d; Cedar Walton (p) on c; Bradley Bobo (b) on a-b, d; Ron Carter (b) on c; Billy Higgins (d) on c; Paul Humphrey (d) on a-b, d.

Benny Powell does not appear on the remaining tracks recorded at this session.


Date: Probably 1977
Location: Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA
Label: Arista
Norman Connors: This Is Your Life

Norman Connors (ldr), Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Charles Moore, Shunzo Ono, Nolan Smith, Jr. (t), George Bohanon, Garnett Brown, Lew McCreary, Benny Powell, George Thatcher (tb), James Atkinson, Sidney Muldrow (frh), Earle Dulmer, Bill Green, Terry Harrington, David Ii, Fred Jackson, Jr., Ernie Watts (r), Gary Bartz (ss, as), Ralph 'Buzzy' Jones (ss), Pharoah Sanders (ts), Elmira Collins (vib, mar, per), Charles Fearing, Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, David T. Walker (g), Wah Wah Watson (g, con), Jacques Burvick (key, con), Ronnie Coleman, Richard Cummings, Richard Tee (key), Bobby Lyle (key, p), Billy McCoy (key, snt), Michael Boddicker (snt), Ben Adkins, Eddie Watkins (b), Norman Connors (d, per, tmp, con, v), James Gadson (d), Petro Bass (per), Kenneth Nash (per, bo, cng), Eddie 'Bongo' Brown (bo), Dwight Brewster, McKinley Jackson, Paul Riser (con), Jean Carn, Eleanor Mills, James Robinson (v)

a. Stella - 3:17(Paul Smith) / arr: McKinley Jackson
b. This Is Your Life - 4:13(Jimmy Webb) / arr: Paul Riser
c. Wouldn't You Like to See - 3:40(Benjamin Adkins, Joel Scott) / arr: McKinley Jackson
d. Listen - 3:51(Paul Smith) / arr: McKinley Jackson
e. Say You Love Me - 4:36(Hakeem A. Waheed) / arr: McKinley Jackson
f. Captain Connors - 3:16(Norman Connors) / arr: Dwight Brewster, Norman Connors, Wah Wah Watson
g. You Make Me Feel Brand New - 5:45(Thomas Bell, Linda Creed Epstein) / arr: McKinley Jackson
h. Butterfly - 4:58(Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin) / arr: Jacques Burvick
i. The Creator Has a Master Plan - 7:58(Pharoah Sanders, Leon Thomas) / arr: Norman Connors
All titles on: Arista LP 12"4177 — This Is Your Life   (1977)
Buddah (Sp.) LP 12"4053 — This Is Your Life   (1978)
Phonogram (Jpn.) LP 12"RJ 7387 — This Is Your Life   (1978)
Sequel (Eng.) CDNEM 637 — This Is Your Life   (1994)
Kama Sutra CD5715 — This Is Your Life   (1995)

Gary Bartz (ss) on a-h, (as) on a-h; Pharoah Sanders (ts) on i; Ben Adkins (b) on c; Eddie Watkins (b) on a-b, d-i; Eddie 'Bongo' Brown (bo) on e; Dwight Brewster (con) on f; Jacques Burvick (con) on h; Norman Connors (con) on f, i; McKinley Jackson (con) on a, c-e, g; Paul Riser (con) on b; Wah Wah Watson (con) on f.

A string section with Harry Bluestone concertmaster is also present. These tracks were probably recorded at several sessions and the personnel are collective. The core ensemble ("Starship Orchestra") is made up of Jones, Ono, McCoy, Cummings, Bass, Robinson, Mills and Connors. No recording date(s) is(are) given on Arista 4177.


Date: ca. 1978
Location: Fantasy Studios, Wally Heider Studio 3, Berkeley, CA, Hollywood, CA
Label: Prestige
Summers Heat: Straight To the Bank

Bill Summers (ldr), Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Jerry Hey (t), George Bohanon, Dick 'Slyde' Hyde, Benny Powell (tb), Bill Green, Ernie Watts (r), Bill Summers (f, per, bkv, v), Ray Obiedo (g), John Barnes (key), Fred Washington (b), Ndugu Chancler (d, v), Darryl Munyungo Jackson (d, tim, bkv), Maxine 'Maxi' Anderson, Pattie Brooks, Josie James, Petsye Powell (bkv), Virginia Ayers, Leo Miller (bkv, v)

a. Woo Me Baby - 3:55(Bill Summers)
b. Your Love - 4:39(Bill Summers, George "Jazzbeau" Spencer)
c. Love, Not My Life - 3:53(George "Jazzbeau" Spencer, Virginia Ayers)
d. Olodo - 3:20(Bill Summers)
e. Straight to the Bank - 3:38(Bill Summers, Leo Miller, Ndugu Chancler, Fred Washington)
f. Creepy Crawlers/Landing and Visit - 4:58(Bill Summers)
g. It's on My Mind - 4:38(Ray Obiedo, Leo Miller)
h. El Barrio - 5:39(Bill Summers, Ray Obiedo, Darryl Munyungo Jackson)
i. All I Want - 4:43(Leo Miller, Fred Washington)
j. Creepy Crawlers/Exit - 0:23(Bill Summers)
All titles on: Prestige LP 12"P 10105 — Bill Summers and Summers Heat - Straight To the Bank   (1978)

Bill Summers (f) on b, (bkv) on d-f, j, (v) on d, f, j; Ndugu Chancler (d) on a-c, e, g, i, (v) on f, j; Virginia Ayers (bkv) on c, e; Darryl Munyungo Jackson (bkv) on f, j; Leo Miller (bkv) on e.

It is not known if these tracks were recorded at only one or at several sessions. A string section is also present arranged by John Barnes. Horns are arranged by Reggie Andrews, Willie Mullings and Charles Mims. Rhythm is arranged by Leon Ndugu Chancler and Bill Summers. Synthesizer programming is by Bob Robitaille. The core ensemble is called "Summers Heat" (Summers, Miller, Ayers, Obiedo, Washington, Jackson). Music coordinator is George 'Jazzbeau' Spencer.


Date: June 30, 1978
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: Sutra
Lionel Hampton: 50th Anniversary Concert at Newport-New York Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Jimmy Maxwell (t), Joe Newman (t, fh), Eddie Bert, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson (as), Earle Warren (as, cl, f), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bob Wilber (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, p, d, v), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant, Teddy Wilson (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. On the Sunny Side of the Street - 4:27(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
Timeless (Du.) LP 12"SJP 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1979)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-4 — At Newport '78   (1980)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"20PJ-27 — At Newport '78   
Philips (Jpn.) CD32JD 10059 — At Newport '78   (1988)
Philips (Jpn.) CDEJD 3049 — At Newport '78   (1989)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Timeless (Du.) CDSJPCD 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
b. Hamp's the Champ - 9:41(Lionel Hampton)
Timeless (Du.) LP 12"SJP 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1979)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-4 — At Newport '78   (1980)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"20PJ-27 — At Newport '78   
Philips (Jpn.) CD32JD 10059 — At Newport '78   (1988)
Philips (Jpn.) CDEJD 3049 — At Newport '78   (1989)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Timeless (Du.) CDSJPCD 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
c. Stompin' at the Savoy - 4:36(Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
Timeless (Du.) LP 12"SJP 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1979)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-4 — At Newport '78   (1980)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"20PJ-27 — At Newport '78   
Philips (Jpn.) CD32JD 10059 — At Newport '78   (1988)
Philips (Jpn.) CDEJD 3049 — At Newport '78   (1989)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Timeless (Du.) CDSJPCD 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
d. Flying Home - 9:51(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
Timeless (Du.) LP 12"SJP 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1979)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"25PJ-4 — At Newport '78   (1980)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Philips (Jpn.) LP 12"20PJ-27 — At Newport '78   
Philips (Jpn.) CD32JD 10059 — At Newport '78   (1988)
Philips (Jpn.) CDEJD 3049 — At Newport '78   (1989)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Timeless (Du.) CDSJPCD 142 — Lionel Hampton All Star Band at Newport 1978   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
e. Hamp's Boogie Woogie - 6:54(Lionel Hampton)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
f. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - 4:44(Doc Dougherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg)
Sutra LP 12"SU2 1006 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Buddah (Sp.) LP 12"SPL1 7870 — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1981)
Pair CDPCD-2-1235 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1989)
Jazz Heritage CD522745K — 50th Anniversary Concert/Live at Carnegie Hall   (1990)
Half Note CD4201-2 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1999)
g. The Nearness of You - 6:59(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
All titles on: Unidisc Music CDAGEK2 2008 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1990)
Sutra CD2008 — Lionel Hampton - 50th Anniversary Concert   (1993)

Bob Wilber (cl) on d; Ray Bryant (p) on a-c, e-g; Lionel Hampton (p) on e, (d) on e, (v) on a, e-f; Teddy Wilson (p) on d.

The Half Note CD 4201-2 (and possibly other issues) erroneously gives the recording date as September 20, 1978 while the Lord discography indicates July 1, 1978. The date shown comes from Hampton's 1978 itinerary (thanks to Peppers Adams discographer Gary Carner). The timings shown do not include applause or announcements.

Several selections were performed at this concert involving small ensembles of which Benny Powell was not a part including "Carnegie Hall Blues," "Tea for Two," "Misty," "Avalon," "More than You Know" and "Runnin' Wild."

Soloists:
Track a - Cobb, Hampton (v)
Track b - Bryant, Hampton (vib), Mackel, Anderson, trombone, Newman, trombone, trombone, trumpet exchanges
Track c - Cheatham, Hampton (vib)
Track d - Wilber, Adams, McPherson, Wilson, Cobb
Track e - Bryant, Hampton (p, v)
Track f - Cobb, Hampton (v)
Track g - Cobb


Date: July 7, 1978
Location: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: La Grande Parade du Jazz

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Eddie Bert, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bob Wilber (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, p, v), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. Unknown Title
b. The Nearness of You(Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington)
c. Hamp's Boogie Woogie(Lionel Hampton)
d. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
e. Flying Home(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
f. Flying Home(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
g. Unknown Title
h. In the Mood(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
All titles unissued.

Lionel Hampton (p) on f, (v) on d.

This is the first of several appearances by Hampton's band at the 1978 La Grande Parade du Jazz. None of the titles have been auditioned.

Gary Carner, in his Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road," indicates that similar concerts took place at the same venue and with the same or similar personnel as follows:
July 9, 1978
July 10, 1978 (see session below)
July 11, 1978
July 13, 1978 (Helen Humes guest vocalist)
July 16, 1978 (Stephane Grappelli guest violinist)


Date: July 10, 1978
Location: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: La Grande Parade du Jazz

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), John Gordon, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Lionel Hampton (vib, v), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) - 4:08(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
b. Ain't Misbehavin' - 8:26(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
c. Moment's Notice - 4:30(John Coltrane)
d. On the Sunny Side of the Street - 4:52(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
e. M-Squad Theme - 17:47(Count Basie)
f. Hamp's Boogie Woogie - 15:59(Lionel Hampton)
g. St. Louis Blues(W. C. Handy)
h. I Can't Get Started(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
i. Love for Sale(Cole Porter)
j. Hamp's Boogie Woogie(Lionel Hampton)
k. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
l. Flying Home(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
m. In the Mood(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
All titles unissued.

Dizzy Gillespie (t) on h; Lionel Hampton (v) on d, k.

Information on this concert comes from the INA archives. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Hampton (vib)
Track b - Bryant, Hampton (vib), trumpet, Cobb, Anderson, Francis, Hampton (vib)
Track c - Moen, Hampton (vib)
Track d - Cobb, Hampton (v)
Track e - Bryant, trumpet (probably Newman), Hampton (vib), McPherson, trombone, Cobb, Mackel, Hampton (vib), Adams, Cobb
Track f - Hampton (vib), trumpet, trombone, trumpet, probably Powell, Warren, trumpet exchanges

Tracks g-m have not been auditioned. Information on them comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road." Track h features guest Dizzy Gillespie.


Date: July 12, 1978
Location: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
Label: [television broadcast]
New York Jazz Repertory Company: Tribute to Count Basie at Le Grande Parade du Jazz

Dick Hyman, New York Jazz Repertory Company (ldr), Cat Anderson, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Jimmy Maxwell (t), Joe Newman (t, v), John Gordon, Benny Powell, Dickie Wells (tb), Earle Warren, Bob Wilber (as, cl), Paul Bascomb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bucky Pizzarelli (g), Dick Hyman (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Bobby Rosengarden (d), Helen Humes (v)

a. Jumpin' at the Woodside - 5:05(Count Basie)
b. One O'Clock Jump - 6:18(Count Basie)
c. Rock a Bye Basie - 3:25(Lester Young, Count Basie, Shad Collins)
d. Harvard Blues - 4:07(Count Basie, Tab Smith, Eddie Frazier)
e. Broadway - 10:37(Bill Bird, Henri Woode, Teddy McRae)
f. Lester Leaps In(Lester Young)
g. Song of the Wanderer(Neil Moret)
h. If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight(Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson)
i. I Want a Little Girl(Murray Mencher, Billy Moll)
j. Kansas City(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
k. Moten Swing(Benny Moten, Count Basie, Buster Moten, Ed Durham)
l. Doggin' Around(Herschel Evans, Edgar Battle)
m. Lil' Darlin'(Neal Hefti)
All titles unissued.

Helen Humes (v) on g-j; Joe Newman (v) on d.

Tracks a-e can be viewed on YouTube. This a French television broadcast. Information on tracks f-m comes from Gary Carner's "Pepper Adams: Joy Road - An Annotated Discography" but these tracks have not been auditioned. Track g is called "Where Shall I Go" and Track i is called "I Want a Little Boy."

Soloists on auditioned tracks:
a - Bascomb, Edison, Powell, Wilber (cl), Hyman
b - Hyman, Moen, Wells, Bascomb, Newman, Hyman
c - Wilber (as), Moen, Edison, Hyman
d - Bascomb, Newman (v)
e - Wilber (as), Edison, Hyman, Wilber (cl), Bascomb, Adams, Powell, Gordon, Warren (as), Anderson, Moen, Edison


Date: July 14, 1978
Location: Prins Willem Alexander Zaal, Concertgebouw, The Hague, The Netherlands
Label: [television broadcast]
Lionel Hampton Band live at the North Sea Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Eddie Bert, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bob Wilber (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, p, v), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d), Helen Humes (v)

a. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep)(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
b. Moment's Notice(John Coltrane)
c. Love for Sale(Cole Porter)
d. In the Mood(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
e. On the Sunny Side of the Street(Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f. Hamp's Boogie Woogie(Lionel Hampton)
g. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
All titles unissued.

f, g performed as medley.

Lionel Hampton (v) on e, g; Helen Humes (v) on g.

These titles have not been auditioned. Information on this concert comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road."


Date: July 17, 1978
Location: Cour du Chateau de L'Empéri Festival de Jazz, Salon-de-Provence, France
Label: [radio broadcast]
Dizzy Gillespie live in France

Dizzy Gillespie (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Curtis Fuller, John Gordon, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Rodney Jones (g), Ray Bryant (p), Ben Brown (eb), Mickey Roker (d)

a. 'Round Midnight(Thelonious Monk, Bernie Hanighen, Cootie Williams)
b. Manteca(Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller, Chano Pozo)
Both titles unissued.

This concert featured Gillespie backed by the big band and also performing in small ensembles made of band members. Information comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road." Neither of the titles has been auditioned.


Date: July 18, 1978
Location: Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy
Label: [radio broadcast]
Lionel Hampton live at Umbria

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Eddie Bert, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bob Wilber (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, p), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep)(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
b. Ain't Misbehavin'(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
c. Little Brown Jug(J. E. Winner)
d. Flying Home(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
e. I Can't Get Started(Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
All titles unissued.

Dizzy Gillespie (t) on e.

None of these titles has been auditioned. Information comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road."


Date: July 21, 1978
Location: Middlesbrough, England
Label: [private recording]
Lionel Hampton Band live

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman (t), Eddie Bert, John Gordon, Benny Powell (tb), Charles McPherson, Earle Warren (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Pepper Adams (bar), Bob Wilber (cl), Lionel Hampton (vib, p), Billy Mackel (g), Ray Bryant (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Panama Francis (d)

a. Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep)(Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Charlie Christian)
b. Ain't Misbehavin'(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
c. Moment's Notice(John Coltrane)
d. Stompin' at the Savoy(Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb)
e. Unknown Title
f. Love for Sale(Cole Porter)
g. Unknown Title
h. Flying Home(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
i. Unknown Title
All titles unissued.

Information on this concert comes from Gary Carner's Pepper Adams discography, "Joy Road" which describes it as an audience recording. Not auditioned.


Date: September 15, 1978
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
Label: [private recording]
Grover Mitchell & Groove Live

Grover Mitchell (ldr), Al Aarons, Ray Brown, Mike Price, Frank Szabo (t), Jimmy Cheatham, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Phil Ranlin (tb), Buddy Collette, Fred Jackson, Jackie Kelso (John Kelson, Jr., Jack Kelson), Charles Owens, John Stephens (sax), Jeannie Cheatham (p), Red Callender (b), Duffy Jackson (d)

a. Big Stuff(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Grover Mitchell
b. Big Nose (Big Noze)(Grover Mitchell) / arr: Grover Mitchell
c. In a Mellow Tone (In a Mellotone)(Duke Ellington) / arr: Grover Mitchell
d. Desert Flower(Grover Mitchell) / arr: Grover Mitchell
e. Song for Mary(Grover Mitchell) / arr: Grover Mitchell
f. Basie Power(Ernie Wilkins) / arr: Grover Mitchell
g. Slats(Grover Mitchell) / arr: Grover Mitchell
h. Ms. Cool(Grover Mitchell) / arr: Grover Mitchell
All titles unissued.

These were live performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The information comes from Monterey Jazz Festival Archive Collection. Not auditioned.


Date: October & December, 1978
Location: CBS Recording Studios, New York City
Label: Columbia
Hubert Laws: Land of Passion

Hubert Laws (ldr), Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Young (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Maurice Spears (tb), Ronnie Laws (r), Hubert Laws (f, con), Arnold Belnick, Bonnie Douglas, Janice Dower, Endre Granat, Sandy Seymour, Paul Shure, Robert Sushel, Marcia Van Dyke, Dorothy Wade (str), Ron Cooper, Raymond Kelly, Nils Oliver (vc), Roland Bautista (g), Patrice Rushen (p), Larry Dunn (snt), James Jameson (b), Ndugu Chancler (d), Victor Feldman (per), Blanch Laws, Debra Laws, Eloise Laws, Johnny Laws (v)

a. Music Forever - 5:13(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
b. We're in Ecstasy - 7:07(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
c. The Key - 6:55(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
All titles on: Columbia LP 12"JC 35708 — Land of Passion   (1979)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"25AP 1005 — Land of Passion   (1979)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 5708 — Land of Passion   (2013)

Benny Powell is not present on the other tracks of this album.

Soloists:
Track a - H. Laws, Bautista, R. Laws (ss)
Track b - H. Laws
Track c - H. Laws


Date: ca. 1979
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Los Angeles Records
Benny Powell: Ya Betcha B.P.!!

Benny Powell (ldr), Jerry Rusch (t, fh), Benny Powell (tb), Frank Morgan (as), Herman Riley (ts), Brenton Banks (vn), Craig McMullen, John Rowin (g), Dwight Dickerson (p), Larry Nash (elp, snt), Henry Franklin, John T. Williams (b), Wilton Felder, Byron Miller (eb), Ndugu Chancler, James Gadson, Billy Higgins (d), Joe Clayton, Moacir Santos (per), Muumba (cng), Petsye Powell (v)

a. Let Me Sing to You My Song of Jazz - 2:17(Benny Powell, Frank Foster)
b. Thumbs Up - 5:12(Larry Nash)
c. Maybe This Morning - 5:11(Benny Powell)
d. All Turned Around - 2:57(Benny Powell)
e. Don't You Hurt Me - 5:40(Benny Powell)
f. I Tried and Tried - 12:04(Petsye Powell)
g. The You in Me - 6:41(Benny Powell)
All titles on: Los Angeles Records LP 12"LAPR 1007 — Ya Betcha B.P.!!   (1979)

Dwight Dickerson (p) on f; Henry Franklin (b) on f; Billy Higgins (d) on f; Muumba (cng) on f; Petsye Powell (v) on d-e, g.

This was Benny Powell's first recording session as a leader.


Date: ca. 1979
Location: ABC Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: A&M
Rockie Robbins

Rockie Robbins (ldr), Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Young (t), Garnett Brown, Lew McCreary, Benny Powell (tb), David Duke, Sidney Muldrow (frh), Jerome Richardson (sax, f), Fred Saxon, Jr. (ts), Bill Green (bar), unknown (str), Gerald Vinci (vn), Greg Crockett, Danny Leake, Ross Traut (g), Denzil Miller, Ricky Peterson, Linda Williams (key), Larry Ball (b), James Gadson, Paul Humphrey (d), Paulinho Da Costa (per), Jynean Denise Bell, Jo Ann Brown-El, Mattie Butler, Bernadene Davis, Joyce Faison, Alice Sanderson, Francine Smith, Lillian M. Tynes, Cynthia White (bkv), Rockie Robbins (v)

a. Funk Street - 4:14(Rockie Robbins) / arr: Richard Evans, Johnny Pate
b. When I Think of You - 4:30(Rockie Robbins) / arr: Richard Evans, Johnny Pate
Both titles on: A&M LP 12"SP 4758 — Rockie Robbins   (1979)
Universal (Jpn.) CDUICY 3343 — Rockie Robbins   (2002)

An unidentified string section is also present on this session.


Date: July 6, 1979
Location: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: La Grande Parade du Jazz

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Wallace Davenport, Danny Stiles (t), Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Ernie Wilkins (ss, as), Paul Jeffrey (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Lionel Hampton (vib, v), Wild Bill Davis (p, or), Chubby Jackson (b), Oliver Jackson (d), Sam Turner (cng)

a. Hamp's the Champ - 8:06(Lionel Hampton)
b. Ain't Misbehavin' - 7:32(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
c. Unknown Title - 10:30
d. Sweethearts on Parade - 5:31(Carmen Lombardo, Charles Newman)
e. Hamp's Boogie Woogie - 5:07(Lionel Hampton)
f. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
g. In the Mood - 5:24(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
h. Flying Home - 7:33(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
i. I Got Rhythm - 11:42(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
j. Glad Hamp(Frank Foster)
All titles unissued.

e, f;   i, j performed as medleys.

Ernie Wilkins (ss) on h; Lionel Hampton (v) on d, f, i.

Information on this session comes from the INA archives. On tracks h and i, both themes are heard along with "Moose the Mooche" and "The Eternal Triangle." Track c is a Latin piece the title of which has so far not been found. The timings shown do not include announcements or applause.

Soloists:
Track a - Davis (or), Powell, Wilkins, Davenport, Anderson
Track b - Davis (or), Winding, Cobb
Track c - Turner, Payne, Davis (or), Fuller, Cobb, Anderson
Track d - Cobb, Hampton (v), Davenport, Cobb
Tracks e-f - Hampton (v call and response), Moen, Anderson
Track g - Hampton (vib), O. Jackson
Track h - Hampton (vib), Wilkins (ss), Cobb
Tracks i-j - Davis (or), Hampton (vib), alto saxophone (?), Anderson, Payne, Hampton (v), Moen


Date: July 8, 1979
Location: Orange, France
Label: Glad Hamp
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: Ambassador At Large

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Wallace Davenport, Joe Newman, Roy Roman (t), Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Paul Jeffrey, Ernie Wilkins (as), Arnett Cobb, Paul Moen (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Lionel Hampton (vib, v), Zeke Mullins (p), Chubby Jackson (b), Oliver Jackson (d), Sam Turner (per)

a. Sweethearts on Parade - 7:03(Carmen Lombardo, Charles Newman) / arr: Ernie Wilkins
Glad Hamp LP 12"GHS-1024 — Ambassador At Large   (1984)

Soloists: Cobb, Hampton (v), trumpet, Hampton (vib), Cobb

Other titles performed at this concert are not known. The timing shown does not include applause.


Date: July 10, 1979
Location: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
Label: [television broadcast]
Lionel Hampton Orchestra: La Grande Parade du Jazz

Lionel Hampton (ldr), Cat Anderson, Doc Cheatham, Wallace Davenport, Danny Stiles (t), Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, Kai Winding (tb), Ernie Wilkins (ss, as), Paul Jeffrey (as), Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jacquet, Paul Moen (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Lionel Hampton (vib, v), Wild Bill Davis (p, or), Chubby Jackson (b), Oliver Jackson, Victor Jones (d), Sam Turner (cng), Jimmy Witherspoon (v)

a. Mr. P. C. - 4:13(John Coltrane)
b. Hamp's the Champ - 12:05(Lionel Hampton)
c. Ain't Misbehavin' - 9:02(Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
d. Sweethearts on Parade - 7:40(Carmen Lombardo, Charles Newman)
e. Hamp's Boogie Woogie - 4:55(Lionel Hampton)
f. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop(Lionel Hampton, Curley Hamner)
g. In the Mood - 5:17(Andy Razaf, Joe Garland)
h. Flying Home - 11:17(Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman)
i. Love for Sale - 5:22(Cole Porter)
j. Good Rockin' Tonight - 5:41(Roy Brown)
k. I Got Rhythm - 10:31(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
l. Glad Hamp(Frank Foster)
m. Salty Mama Blues - 11:33(Arnett Cobb)
n. C Jam Blues - 2:51(Duke Ellington)
All titles unissued.

e, f;   k, l;   m, n performed as medleys.

Ernie Wilkins (ss) on h; Illinois Jacquet (ts) on h; Oliver Jackson (d) on a-j, m-n; Victor Jones (d) on j-l; Lionel Hampton (v) on c, f, k; Jimmy Witherspoon (v) on j.

Information on this concert comes from the INA archives. On tracks k and l, both themes are heard along with "Moose the Mooche" and "The Eternal Triangle." The timings shown do not include announcements or applause. Victor Jones may be the drummer on tracks m and n.

Soloists:
Track a - Hampton (vib)
Track b - Davis (or), Powell, Wilkins, Davenport, Anderson
Track c - Hampton (vib, v), Cheatham, Cobb
Track d - Cobb, trumpet exchanges, Hampton (vib), Cobb
Tracks e-f - Hampton (v), Moen, Anderson
Track g - Hampton (vib)
Track h - Powell, Wilkins (ss), trumpet, Jacquet, Cobb
Track i - Trombonists
Track j - Witherspoon, Hampton (vib), Witherspoon, Cobb (or Jacquet ?), Witherspoon
Tracks k-l - Hampton (vib), Payne, trumpet, Hampton (v), Moen, Jones
Tracks m-n - trombone, trumpet, trombone, Davis (or), Cobb


Date: August 14, 1979
Location: Group IV, Hollywood, CA
Label: Pablo
Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington

Zoot Sims (ldr), Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant, Earl Gardner (t), J. J. Johnson, Grover Mitchell, Benny Powell, Britt Woodman (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Frank Wess (as, f), Buddy Collette, Plas Johnson, Zoot Sims (ts), John Collins (g), Jimmy Rowles (p), Andy Simpkins (b), Grady Tate (d), Benny Carter (con)

a. It Don't Mean a Thing - 5:02(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) / arr: Benny Carter
b. In a Mellow Tone (In a Mellotone) - 2:58(Duke Ellington) / arr: Benny Carter
c. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - 4:47(Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Benny Carter
d. I Let a Song Go out of My Heart - 2:58(Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond) / arr: Benny Carter
e. Black Butterfly - 3:51(Duke Ellington, B. Carruthers) / arr: Benny Carter
All titles on: Pablo LP 12"2312-120 — Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington   (1980)
Pablo CDOJCCD-939-2 — Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington   (1997)

Frank Wess (f) on a.

The remaining tracks of the album involve small ensembles of which Benny Powell was not a part.

Soloists:
Track a - Sims, Rowles, Wess (f), trumpet, Sims
Track b - Sims
Track c - Sims, Rowles, Sims, trombone, Sims
Track d - Sims, Rowles, Sims
Track e - Sims


Date: ca. 1980
Location: Hollywood Sound Studio & Sunstorm Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Columbia
Hubert Laws: Family

Hubert Laws (ldr), Ray Brown, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Young (t), Garnett Brown, Benny Powell, Maurice Spears (tb), Bill Draper (cl), Hubert Laws (pic, f, bf, con), Mari Twummura Botnick, Thomas Buffum, Assa Drori, Barbara Durant, Franklin Foster, Janice Grover, Rhonni Joanne Hallnan, William Henderson, Linda Rose, Haim Shtrum, Carroll Stephens (vn), Larry Corbett, Nina De Vertich, Earl Madison (vc), Woody Onaje Murray (vib), Earl Klugh (g), Chick Corea (p), Bobby Lyle (p, elp), Nathan East (eb), Ndugu Chancler (d), Timm Boatman (per)

a. Ravel's Bolero - 8:42(Maurice Ravel) / arr: Hubert Laws
b. What a Night - 8:29(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
c. Memory of Minnie Ripperton - 7:09(Hubert Laws) / arr: Hubert Laws
All titles on: Columbia LP 12"JC 36396 — Family   (1980)
CBS (Jpn.) LP 12"25AP 1965 — Family   (1980)
CBS (S. Afr.) LP 12"ASF 2573 — Family   (1980)
Wounded Bird CDWOU 0396 — Family   (2012)

Bill Draper (cl) on a; Hubert Laws (pic) on a, (bf) on a-b; Woody Onaje Murray (vib) on a; Earl Klugh (g) on a, c; Chick Corea (p) on a, c; Bobby Lyle (p) on b; Timm Boatman (per) on a.

The tracks were probably not recorded on the same date and were assembled via overdubbing. Benny Powell is not present on the other tracks of the album.

Soloists:
Track a - Corea, Laws
Track b - Laws, Lyle (p), Laws
Track c - Laws, Corea


Date: July 9, 1980
Location: Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Label: [private recording]
Basie Alumni Live: Tribute To Count Basie

Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Billy Mitchell, Buddy Tate (ts), Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d), Joe Williams (v)

a. Little Pony - 6:55(Neal Hefti)
b. Polka Dots and Moonbeams - 5:02(Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c. Joe's Blues - 9:04(Joe Newman)
d. Sent for You Yesterday - 3:10(Ed Durham, Jimmy Rushing)
e. Rocks in My Bed - 5:52(Duke Ellington)
All titles unissued.

Benny Powell (tb) on c-e; Joe Williams (v) on c-e.


Date: July 12, 1980
Location: PWA Zaal, Northsea Jazz Festival, The Hague, The Netherlands
Label: [television broadcast]
Basie Alumni Band Live

Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Joe Newman (t), Benny Powell (tb), Marshal Royal (as), Billy Mitchell, Buddy Tate (ts), Nat Pierce (p), Eddie Jones (b), Gus Johnson (d), Joe Williams (v)

a. Little Pony - 8:53(Neal Hefti)
b. Every Day I Have the Blues(Aaron 'Pinetop' Sparks, Memphis Slim (Peter Chatman, John Len Chatman), William York)
Both titles unissued.

Joe Williams (v) on b.

Track a can be viewed on YouTube. Track b is listed as part of a film entitled "Northsea Jazz Festival 1980" in Jazz On the Screen. The other titles performed during this set are not known.

Soloists on track a - Pierce, Tate, Edison, Mitchell


Sessions Reported: 148

Performances Reported: 845

Unique Songs Reported: 687

Unique Issues Reported: 565