Johnny Mercer: Johnny Mercer (2007)

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Johnny Mercer: Johnny Mercer
In 1942 Johnny Mercer started Capitol Records with businessmen Buddy DeSylva and Glen Wallichs. At the time, Mercer was churning out hits for Hollywood, collaborating with composers like Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen and Richard Whiting. He recorded dozens of hits for the label during the 1940s, his amiable, untrained baritone in effect one of the voices that brought romance to a generation and soothed a nation at war. Sixty years later, Mosaic has released a three-disc set of some of the his most beloved work for Capitol Records.

The compilation focuses primarily on Mercer's contributions as a singer, rather than as a lyricist or composer, and draws on his Capitol sessions from 1942 to 1947. Thus you won't find his earlier hits like "Blues In The Night" or "That Ole Black Magic" here; nor will you find "Moon River," the Academy Award-winning movie theme he co-wrote with Henry Mancini in 1961. What you will find are almost eighty titles featuring Mercer's blues-inflected vocals in bas relief against Paul Weston's sophisticated orchestrations and backed by some of the best players and singers of the Swing years—among them Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole and, remarkably, a nineteen-year-old Mel Torme on drums.

The set is full of shiny, almost-forgotten gems and even a small sample of the Mercer hits on this set—"One For My Baby," "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" and "Sweet Georgia Brown"—recalls all the poignancy and optimism of the Swing years. Poignancy and optimism are never out of date and for lovers of vocal swing jazz, neither is Mercer.

Track Listing: CD1: They Didn't Believe Me (A); The Old Music Master (B); G.I. Jive (C); Dixieland Band (D); Jamboree Jones (E); San Fernando Valley (F); Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah (F); The Tailgate Ramble (G); Lazy Mood (H); Duration Blues (I); Sam's Got Him (J); It Ain't Necessarily So (K); Evelina (K); I'm Gonna See My Baby (L); Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive (L); Camptown Races (M); Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch (N); Surprise Party (O); If I Knew Then (P); Sweet Lorraine (Q); By The River St. Marie (R); He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd (S); Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (T); Li'l Augie Is A Natural Man (T); It's A Good Day (U). CD2: I May Be Wrong (V); By The River St. Marie (V); Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (V); Mindin' My Business (V); Sugar (V); The Object Of My Affection (V); Button Up Your Overcoat (V); Sunbonnet Sue (V); Indiana (V); I Never Knew (V); I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan (W); The Object Of My Affection (W); Ugly Chile (W); My Sugar Is So Refined (X); Baby I'm True To You (X); Sugar Blues (X); Minding My Business (X); One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Y); Sweet Georgia Brown (Z); When The Bloom Is On The Sage (Z); Sweet Lorraine (Z); Crazy Rhythm (Z); Margie (Z); Louisville Lou (Z); Lulu's Back In Town (Z); I Can't Get The One I Want (Z); Love Is Just Around The Corner (Z); Someday Sweetheart (Z); Huggin' And A Chalkin'. CD3: Tuscaloosa Bus (BB); Possum Song (CC); It Takes Time (DD); Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed (EE); Tallahassee (FF); Cecilia (FF); Box Car Blues (GG); Country Boy Blues (HH); Don't Take Your Meanness (II); School Days (II); Why Should I Cry Over You (JJ); Save The Bones For Henry Jones (KK); My Baby Likes To Be-Bop (KK); You Can't Make Money Dreamin' (KK); The Freedom Train (LL); That's The Way He Does It (MM); Never Make Eyes (At The Gal With The Guys Who Are Bigger Than You) (NN); I Don't Care If It Rains All Night (OO); Hooray For Love (PP); I've Been Hit (PP); The Peanut Vendor (QQ); The Hills of California (QQ); Limehouse Blues (QQ); Down Among The Sheltering Palms (RR); Would Ya? (RR).

Personnel: (A) with The Mellowaires and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra: unknown (tp), Bumps Meyers (ts), unknown (bari), Jimmy Van Heusen (p), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d), The Mellowaires (vcl), Gordon Jenkins (dir). LA, April 6, 1942 4-A They Didn't Believe Me Cap 129. (B) with Jack Teagarden (vcl) and Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Monty Kelly, Larry Neil, Don Waddilove (tp), Skip Layton, Murray McEachern (tb), Alvy West, Danny d'Andrea (as), Lenny Hartman, King Guion (ts), Tommy Mace (bari), Harry Azen, Sol Blumenthal, David Bowman (strings), Buddy Weed (p), Mike Pingitore (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Willie Rodriguez (d). LA, June 12, 1942 31-A The Old Music Master Cap 137 . (C) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: 3 unknown (tp), 2 unknown (tb), Heinie Beau (cl, as), unknown (as), 2 unknown (ts), unknown (p), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d) plus 3 strings. LA, October 15, 1943 80-A-1 G.I. Jive Cap 141 . (D) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: 3 unknown (tp), 2 unknown (tb), poss. Heinie Beau, poss. Matty Matlock, unknown (cl), poss. Eddie Miller (ts), unknown (p), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d) plus 3 strings. LA, October 22, 1943 92-A Dixieland Band Cap 10004 . (E) with The Pied Pipers (Jo Stafford, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: 3 unknown (tp), 2 unknown (tb), poss. Heinie Beau, poss. Matty Matlock (cl, as), unknown (cl), poss. Eddie Miller (ts), unknown (p), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (d) plus 3 strings. LA, November 12, 1943 103-A Jamboree Jones Cap 10004 . (F) with The Barries (Lee, Sharon and Linda Barrie) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Don Anderson, Bob Goodrich, Billy May (tp), Ed Kusby, Allan Thompson (tb), Doc Rando, Arch Rosate (cl, as), Eddie Miller (cl, ts), Mort Friedman (ts), Charles LaVere (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Artie Shapiro (b), John Cyr (d). LA, January 22, 1944 193-A San Fernando Valley Cap 150 194-B Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah - . (G) with Wingy Manone's Dixieland Band: Wingy Manone (tp, vcl), Jack Flores, Floyd O'Brien, Abe Lincoln (tb), Matty Matlock (cl), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Phil Stephens (b), Zutty Singleton (d). LA, March 7, 1944 215-3 The Tailgate Ramble Cap 15285 . (H) with Eddie Miller and his Orchestra: poss. Donald Anderson, Bruce Hudson, Clyde Hurley (tp), Abe Lincoln, Allan Thompson (tb), Fred Stulce, Doc Rando (cl, as), Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller (ts), Clyde Rogers (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, March 11, 1944 (first session) 234-4 (Love's Got Me In A) Lazy Mood Cap 1514 . (I) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: possibly same personnel as session (H). LA, March 11, 1944 (second session) 237-1-A Duration Blues Cap 164 . (J) with King Guion and his Orchestra: Paul Earl Geil, Charlie Griffard, Billy May, John Enos Silva (tp), Bill Atkinson, Burt Johnson, Dale Nichols, Jim Skiles (tb), Clyde Hylton, Les Robinson (as), King Guion, Karl Leaf (ts), Wes Cheever (bari), Ted Repay (p), Barney Kessel (g), Stan Fletcher (b), Mel Torm? (d). LA, June 21, 1944 260-2-A Sam's Got Him Cap 164 . (K) with Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra: Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, Chris Griffin (tp), Will Bradley, Cutty Cutshall or Ward Silloway (tb), Matty Matlock, Bill Stegmeyer (as), Eddie Miller, Arthur Rollini (ts), Ernie Caceres (bari), Johnny Guarnieri (p), Carl Kress (g), Bob Haggart (b), Nick Fatool (d). NYC, September 20, 1944 293-3A-1 It Ain't Necessarily So Cap 20027 296-1 Evelina previously unissued . (L) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) -1 and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Donald Anderson, Ray Linn, Nate Kazebier (tp), Allan Thompson, Burt Johnson (tb), Fred Stulce, Doc Rando (as), Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 strings. LA, October 4, 1944 401-1-A I'm Gonna See My Baby Cap 183 402-3-A Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive -1 Cap 180 Note: Some of the reeds double on clarinet. . (M) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Donald Anderson, John Martell, Nate Kazebier (tp), Allan Thompson, Burt Johnson (tb), Fred Stulce, Doc Rando (as), Matty Matlock, Don Lodice (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 strings. LA, November 22, 1944 485-3-A Camptown Races Cap 217 . (N) with Jo Stafford and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Donald Anderson, Charlie Griffard, Billy May (tp), Allan Thompson, Burt Johnson (tb), Fred Stulce, Doc Rando (as), Matty Matlock, Eddie Miller (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Nappy Lamare (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, December 13, 1944 519-1A Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch previously unissued . (O) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Billy May, Uan Rasey (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Fred Stulce, Hap Lawson (as), Matty Matlock (cl, ts), Don Lodice (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), Dave Barbour (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, August 9, 1945 753-3-A Surprise Party Cap 217 . (P) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer (tb), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock (cl, as), Herbie Haymer, Lenny Hartman (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Charles LaVere (p), George Van Eps (g), Manny Stein (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 strings. LA, September 27, 1945 759-2 If I Knew Then Cap 230 . (Q) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods, Mannie Klein (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Carl Loeffler (tb), Fred Stulce, Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Artie Quenzer, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Charles LaVere (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 strings. LA, November 16, 1945 817-2 Sweet Lorraine previously unissued . (R) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock (cl, as), Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson or Artie Quenzer (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Charles LaVere (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 8 strings. LA, November 21, 1945 823-1 By The River St. Marie previously unissued . (S) with Cootie Williams and his Orchestra: Cootie Williams (tp, speech), Bob Merrill, E. V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, Clarence "Gene" Redd (tp), Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, Bob Horton (tb), Rupert Cole, John Jackson (as), Sam Taylor, Everett Gaines (ts), Bob Ashton (bari), Arnold Jarvis (p), Sam Allen (g), Norman Keenan (b), Butch Ballard (d). NYC, January 29, 1946 908-3 He Should'a Flip'd When He Flop'd Cap CDP 7243 52051 (CD) . (T) with Carl Kress and his Orchestra: directed by Bobby Sherwood: Bobby Sherwood (tp, vcl) is definite, the rest of the personnel is possibly Tony Catana, Dick Fultz, Jack Gable, Johnny Martel (tp), Wes Cope, Don Kelly, Bob Leeman, Skip Layton (tb), Joe McCarney, Herb Lorden (as), Dave Cavanaugh, Marty Glasser (ts), Merle Bredwell (bari), Hollis Bulger or Hollis Sulser (p), Basil Hutchinson (g), Bart Edwards (b), Keith Williams (d). NYC, March 3, 1946 (first session) 913-4 Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home Cap 254 914-1 Li'l Augie Is A Natural Man - Note: The label of Capitol 254 credits Paul Weston and his Orchestra. . (U) with Carl Kress and his Orchestra, same personnel as session T NYC, March 3, 1946 (second session) 915-6 It's A Good Day IAJRC 35 (LP) Note: Some of the reeds double on clarinet. . (V) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Charlie Griffard, Nate Kazebier; Bruce Hudson or Don Anderson; Ray Woods or Paul Earl Geil (tp), 2 from the following: Allan Thompson, Elmer Smithers, Bill Schaefer, Joe Yukl (tb), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock (cl, as), Herbie Haymer, poss. Hap Lawson (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Stan Wrightsman (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus strings -1. LA, mid May 1946 ET-1153-1 I May Be Wrong B-211 ET-1154-1 By The River St. Marie -1 B-211, HSR/HCD 152 ET-1155-2 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You B-211, HSR/HCD 152 ET-1156-1 Mindin' My Business B-211 ET-1157-1 Sugar -1 B-211, HSR/HCD 152 ET-1158-2 The Object Of My Affection -1 B-212 ET-1159-1 Button Up Your Overcoat -1 B-212, HSR/HCD 152 ET-1160-2 Sunbonnet Sue -1 B-212 ET-1161-1 Indiana -1 B-212, HSR/HCD 152 ET-1162-2 I Never Knew -1 B-212, HSR/HCD 152 Note: All titles from a Capitol Transcription session. . (W) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods, Paul Earl Geil (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Joe Yukl (tb), Fred Stulce (as), Hap Lawson (as?, ts?), Matty Matlock (as?, ts?), Eddie Miller, Artie Quenzer (ts), Harry Schuchman (bari), Buddy Cole (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, May 23, 1946 1124-4 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan Cap 10065 1125-2 The Object Of My Affection previously unissued 1126-2 Ugly Chile -1 Cap 268 -1 unknown (tp), unknown (tb), Matty Matlock (cl), Buddy Cole (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). . (X) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) -1 and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods, Ray Linn (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce, Lenny Hartman, Eddie Miller, Artie Quenzer (reeds), Charles LaVere (p), Dave Barbour (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d, speech -2). LA, May 26, 1946 1129-3 My Sugar Is So Refined -1 Cap 268 1130-4 Baby I'm True To You -1 previously unissued 1131-2 Sugar Blues -2 - 1132-3 Minding My Business Cap 10062 . (Y) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Bruce Hudson, Charlie Griffard, Ray Woods, Mannie Klein (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Hap Lawson, Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce, Lenny Hartman, Artie Quenzer (reeds), Charles LaVere (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 6 violins. LA, July 25, 1946 1221-5 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) Cap 10064 . (Z) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Charlie Griffard, Don Anderson, Nate Kazebier (tp), 2 from the following: Joe Yukl, Bill Schaefer, Allan Thompson, Elmer Smithers (tb), Matty Matlock (cl, as, arr), Fred Stulce (cl, as), Herbie Haymer, Harry Schuchman (ts), Stan Wrightsman (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, September or October 1946 ET-1828-1 Sweet Georgia Brown B-113 ET-1829-1 When The Bloom Is On The Sage - ET-1830-1 Sweet Lorraine - ET-1831-1 Crazy Rhythm - ET-1832-2 Margie B-114 ET-1833-2 Louisville Lou - ET-1834-2 Lulu's Back In Town - ET-1835-3 I Can't Get The One I Want - ET-1836-2 Love Is Just Around The Corner - ET-1837-2 Someday Sweetheart B-113 Note: All titles from a Capitol Transcription session which were commercially issued on Hindsight HSR-152 (LP) and HCD-152 (CD) and incorrectly dated as 1944. . (AA) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, November 6, 1946 1517-4 Huggin' And A-Chalkin' Cap 334 . (BB) with Wingy Manone (vcl), The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, Don Anderson (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Carl Loeffler (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Heinie Beau, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, January 10, 1947 1586-3 Tuscaloosa Bus Cap 15285 . (CC) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, Don Anderson (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, January 24, 1947 1608-3 Possum Song previously unissued . (DD) with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Nate Kazebier, Mannie Klein, Zeke Zarchy, Joe Triscari (tp) Tommy Pederson, Lou McGarity, Ed Kusby (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Gus Bivona, Heinie Beau (as), Babe Russin, Jack Chaney (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Jess Stacy (p), Allan Reuss (g), Larry Breen (b), Sammy Weiss (d), Tommy Todd (arr). LA, January 28, 1947 1610-4 It Takes Time Cap 376 . (EE) with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Nate Kazebier, George Wendt, Zeke Zarchy, Joe Triscari (tp) Red Ballard, Lou McGarity, Bill Schaefer (tb), Benny Goodman (cl), Skeets Herfurt, Heinie Beau (as), Babe Russin, Jack Chaney (ts), Chuck Gentry (bari), Jess Stacy (p), Allan Reuss (g), Larry Breen (b), Sammy Weiss (d), Johnny Thompson (arr). LA, January 30, 1947 1619-4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed Cap 376 . (FF) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Zeke Zarchy, Don Anderson (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Carl Loeffler (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, May 8, 1947 1891-4 Tallahassee Cap 422 1892-2 Cecilia - . (GG) with Wingy Manone And His Orchestra: Wingy Manone (tp, vcl), Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, Ray Linn (tp), Bill Schaefer, Allan Thompson, Carl Loeffler (tb), Heinie Beau (cl), Fred Stulce, Lenny Hartman (as), Herbie Haymer, Ted Nash (ts), Wally Weschler (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA May 23, 1947 1945-2 Box Car Blues Cap B442 . (HH) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Zeke Zarchy (tp), Fred Stulce, Matty Matock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d), plus 13 strings. LA, June 18, 1947 2071-3 Country Boy Blues Cap 10163 . (II) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) -1 and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Ray Woods, Zeke Zarchy, Don Anderson (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Carl Loeffler, Abe Lincoln (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, July 1, 1947 2094-3 Don't Take Your Meanness Out On Me Cap 10161 2095-4 School Days -1 Cap 20128 . (JJ) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clarke Yocum, Hal Hopper, Chuck Lowry) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Linn, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, July 9, 1947 2111-4 Why Should I Cry Over You? Cap B448 . (KK) with the King Cole Trio: Nat "King" Cole (p, vcl), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b). LA, August 20, 1947 2184-3 Save The Bones For Henry Jones Cap 15000 2185-3 My Baby Likes To Be-Bop Cap 15026 2187-5 You Can't Make Money Dreamin' - . (LL) with Benny Goodman (cl), Peggy Lee, Margaret Whiting, The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clark Yocum) (vcl) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Woods, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, George Seaburg (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Matty Matlock, Fred Stulce, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, September 12, 1947 2247-4 The Freedom Train Cap 15003 . (MM) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clarke Yocum) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Woods, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, George Seaburg (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers, Carl Loeffler (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, October 24, 1947 2378-2 That's The Way He Does It Cap 15016 . (NN) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, George Seaburg (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Elmer Smithers (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, November 7, 1947 2426-2 Never Make Eyes (At The Gal With The Guys Who Are Bigger Than You) Cap 15016 . (OO) with Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, George Seaburg (tp), Allan Thompson, Bill Schaefer, Carl Loeffler (tb), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, November 14, 1947 2471-2 I Don't Care If It Rains All Night Cap 15134 . (PP) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clarke Yocum) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Ray Woods, Charlie Griffard, Zeke Zarchy, George Seaburg (tp), Ed Kusby, Allan Thompson, Elmer Smithers (tb), Herbie Haymer (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Lenny Hartman, Jules Kinsler (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, December 11, 1947 2834-2 Hooray For Love Cap 15028 2835-2 I've Been Hit Cap 15412 . (QQ) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clarke Yocum) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Herbie Haymer (ts) is definite with the rest possibly the same as session (OO). LA, December 17, 1947 2901-2 The Peanut Vendor previously unissued 2905-3 The Hills of California Cap 15051 2988-2 Limehouse Blues Cap 15134 . (RR) with The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, Clarke Yocum) and Paul Weston and his Orchestra: Zeke Zarchy (tp), Herbie Haymer, Eddie Miller (ts), Fred Stulce, Matty Matlock, Lenny Hartman (reeds), Milt Raskin (p), George Van Eps (g), Fred Tavares (steel g), Jack Ryan (b), Nick Fatool (d). LA, December 29, 1947 3097-2 Down Among The Sheltering Palms Cap 15241 3098-6 Would Ya? Cap 15337

Record Label: Mosaic Records

Style: Vocal


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