Hobart Dotson Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


Date: May 6, 1945
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Excelsior

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Edward Hale, Floyd Turnham (as), Vernon Slater, Olis West (ts), Charles Waller (bar), Emmett Berry, Hobart Dotson, Fred Trainor, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Vic Dickenson, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone, Alton 'Slim' Moore (tb), Bill Edwards (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Arthur Edwards (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Dick Gray, Pat Kay (v)

a. GW-122-2    Moon Rise - 3:21  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 122/124   
b. GW-123-3    Top Of The Hill - 3:09  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 123/125   
c. GW-124-1    Synthetic Joe - 3:20  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 122/124   
     Sounds Of Swing LP 12": 121   
d. GW-125-3    Puerto Rican Breakdown - 3:06  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 123/125   
     Sounds Of Swing LP 12": 121   
All titles on:      Classics CD: 976 — 1945-1946   

Dick Gray (v) on b; Pat Kay (v) on a.


Date: May 21, 1945
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Excelsior

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Edward Hale, Floyd Turnham (as), Vernon Slater, Olis West (ts), Charles Waller (bar), Emmett Berry, Hobart Dotson, Fred Trainor, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Vic Dickenson, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone, Alton 'Slim' Moore (tb), Bill Edwards (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Arthur Edwards (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Dick Gray, Betty Roché (v)

a. GW-126-5    Just One Of Those Things - 2:40  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 126/128   
b. GW-128-3    Just Give Me A Man - 3:05  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 126/128   
c.     Yesterdays  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 127/129   
d.     Don't Blame Me  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 127/129   
All titles on:      Classics CD: 976 — 1945-1946   

Dick Gray (v) on a; Betty Roché (v) on b.


Date: 1945
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Excelsior

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Leo Trammel, Floyd Turnham (as), Eddie Davis, Maurice Simon, Vernon Slater (ts), James Anderson, Hobart Dotson, Joe 'Red' Kelly, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Ralph Bledsoe, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone (tb), Benny Sexton (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Robert Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Estelle Edson, Thrasher Sisters (v)

a. OR-149-A-2    Yenta - 3:17  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 149 — Yenta/Come Sunday   
b. OR-149-B-3    Come Sunday - 3:05  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 149 — Yenta/Come Sunday   
c. OR-150-A-1    Love Me A Long, Long Time - 2:50  (Melba Liston, Estelle Edson) / arr: Melba Liston
     Excelsior 78: 150 — Love Me A Long, Long Time/I Don't Know What It Is   
     Sounds Of Swing LP 12": 121   
d. OR-150-B-3    I Don't Know What It Is - 3:12  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 150 — Love Me A Long, Long Time/I Don't Know What It Is   
     Sounds Of Swing LP 12": 121   
All titles on:      Classics CD: 976 — 1945-1946   

Estelle Edson (v) on c; Thrasher Sisters (v) on a.

Additional composer Lucas for "Yenta"

Above is probable personnel based on following session.


Date: 1945
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Excelsior

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Leo Trammel, Floyd Turnham (as), Eddie Davis, Maurice Simon, Vernon Slater (ts), James Anderson, Hobart Dotson, Joe 'Red' Kelly, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Ralph Bledsoe, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone (tb), Benny Sexton (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Robert Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Dick Gray, Thrasher Sisters (v)

a. OR-159-A-3    Groovin' High - 3:06  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 159 — Groovin' High/I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues   
b. OR-159-B-4    I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues - 3:11  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 159 — Groovin' High/I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues   
c. OR-160-A-4    You Better Change Your Way Of Lovin' - 3:10  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 160 — You Better Change Your Way Of Lovin'/Skip The Gutter   
d. OR-160-B-5    Skip The Gutter - 2:52  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 160 — You Better Change Your Way Of Lovin'/Skip The Gutter   
e. OR-161-A-1    I'll String Along With You - 2:56  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 161 — I'll String Along With You/Ain't It A Drag   
f. OR-161-B-1    Ain't It A Drag - 3:00 arr: Gerald Wilson
     Excelsior 78: 161 — I'll String Along With You/Ain't It A Drag   
All titles on:      Classics CD: 976 — 1945-1946   

Dick Gray (v) on b; Thrasher Sisters (v) on c-f.

Composer for "You Better Change..." and "Skip The Gutter" needs confirmation (CD issue gives last name only). Composer for "Ain't It A Drag" given as Austin & Gaillard - uncertain whether this is Slim Gaillard.


Date: October 1945
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Leo Trammel, Floyd Turnham (as), Eddie Davis, Vernon Slater (ts), Maurice Simon (bar), James Anderson, Hobart Dotson, Joe 'Red' Kelly, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Ralph Bledsoe, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone, Bob Sanchez (tb), Benny Sexton (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Robert Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), The Wilsonites (v)

a.     I Don't Know What It Is  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
b.     Cruisin' With Cab  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
c.     Louise  (Richard Whiting, Leo Robin) / arr: Gerald Wilson
d.     Star Dust  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Gerald Wilson
All titles on:      AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-154   

The Wilsonites (v) on b.

"I Don't Know What It Is" may be from January 1946.

Gus Evans (as) may be present. Either Huerta or Sanchez present, not both.


Date: 1946
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Black & White

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Gus Evans, Floyd Turnham (as), Eddie Davis, Vernon Slater (ts), Maurice Simon (bar), James Anderson, Hobart Dotson, Joe 'Red' Kelly, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Ralph Bledsoe, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone (tb), Elijah 'Buddy' Harper (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Robert Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d)

a. BW-223    Cruisin' With Cab - 3:10  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Black & White 78: 777   
b. BW-224    One O'Clock Jump - 2:47  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Black & White 78: 778   
c. BW-225    Warm Mood - 3:01  (Melba Liston) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Black & White 78: 778   
d. BW-226    Pammy - 2:53  (Ralph Bledsoe) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     Black & White 78: 777   
All titles on:      Sounds Of Swing LP 12": 121   
     Classics CD: 976 — 1945-1946   

Date: ca. March 1946
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee

Wilbert Baranco (ldr), Buddy Collette, Jackie Kelso (as), Fred Simon, Lucky Thompson (ts), Gene Porter (bar), Hobart Dotson, Karl George, Howard McGhee, Snooky Young (t), Henry Coker, Melba Liston, George Washington, Britt Woodman (tb), Elijah 'Buddy' Harper (g), Wilbert Baranco (p, v), Charles Mingus (b), Earl Watkins (d), Ernie 'Bubbles' Whitman (mc)

a.     One O'Clock Jump  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
b.     Bugle Call Rag - 3:08  (Billy Meyers, Jack Pettis, Elmer Schoebel) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
c.     Night And Day - 3:14  (Cole Porter) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
d.     Every Time I Think Of You - 2:49  (Wilbert Baranco) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
e.     Baranco Boogie - 5:56  (Wilbert Baranco) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
f.     One O'Clock Jump  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Wilbert Baranco
All titles on:      AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-175   

Wilbert Baranco (v) on d.

Unknown trumpeter may or may not be Howard McGhee. Ralph Bledsoe (tb) may be present.

Many sources list January 1946 but c. March 1946 is given in AFRS Jubilee Discography by Rainer E. Lotz & Ulrich Neuert.

Opening and closing theme may be pre-recorded by another band (Count Basie).


Date: ca. April 1946
Location: Hollywood, CA
Label: AFRS Jubilee

Gerald Wilson (ldr), Leo Trammel, Floyd Turnham (as), Eddie Davis, Maurice Simon, Vernon Slater (ts), James Anderson, Hobart Dotson, Joe 'Red' Kelly, Snooky Young (t), Gerald Wilson (t, con), Ralph Bledsoe, Robert Huerta, Melba Liston, Isaac Livingstone, Bob Sanchez (tb), Benny Sexton (g), Jimmy Bunn (p), Robert Rudd (b), Henry Tucker Green (d), Dick Gray (v)

a.     Come Sunday - 3:50  (Duke Ellington) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-176   
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
b.     Cruisin' With Cab - 4:01  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-176   
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
c.     I Don't Know What It Is - 3:01  (Gerald Wilson) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-178   
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
d.     Frantic Over The Atlantic arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-179   
e.     Groovin' High - 4:27  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-176   
     Hep CD: CD 15 — Groovin' High In L.A. 1946   (1992)
f.     I May Be Wrong But I Think You're Wonderful  (Harry Ruskin, Henry Sullivan) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-179   
g.     On The Alamo  (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-179   
h.     One O'Clock Jump  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-176   
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-178   
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-179   
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-177   
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-180   
i.     One O'Clock Jump  (Eddie Durham, Oran 'Hot Lips' Page, Buster Smith) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-180   
j.     Puerto Rican Breakdown  (Otis René) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-178   
k.     Squatty Roo  (Johnny Hodges) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-177   
l.     Symphony arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-177   
m.     Till The End Of Time  (Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-177   
n.     Warm Mood  (Melba Liston) / arr: Gerald Wilson
     AFRS Jubilee 78: JUB-180   

Dick Gray (v) on m.

Gus Evans (as) may be present. Either Robert Huerta or Bob Sanchez is present, not both.

Many sources list January 1946 (noting that "I Don't Know What It Is" might be October 1945) but c. April 1946 is given in AFRS Jubilee Discography by Rainer E. Lotz & Ulrich Neuert.


Date: c. June-July 1946
Location: New York City
Label: Vintage Jazz Classics

Billy Eckstine (ldr), Junior Williams (as), Gene Ammons, Frank Wess (ts), Leo Parker (bar), Hobart Dotson, King Kolax, Rostelle Reese (t), Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerry Valentine (tb), Billy Eckstine (vtb, v), Connie Wainwright (g), Jimmy Golden (p), Bill McMahon (b), Art Blakey (d), Ann Baker (v)

a.    reh Second Balcony Jump - 0:32  (Gerald Valentine, Billy Eckstine)
b.     Rhythm In A Riff - 2:39  (Billy Eckstine)
c.     You Call It Madness But I Call It Love - 2:33  (Russ Columbo, Con Conrad, Gladys Dubois, Paul Gregory)
d.     Second Balcony Jump - 2:53  (Gerald Valentine, Billy Eckstine)
e.     Lonesome Lover Blues - 2:25  (Billy Eckstine)
f.     Taps Miller - 2:05  (Count Basie, Sidney Keith 'Bob' Russell)
g.     I Cried For You - 2:47  (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman)
h.     I Want To Talk About You - 2:47  (Billy Eckstine)
i.     Our Delight - 2:36  (Tadd Dameron)
j.     Prisoner Of Love - 2:46  (Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin)
All titles on:      Vintage Jazz Classics VHS: VJC-2006 — Things To Come   (1993)

Ann Baker (v) on g.

Film originally titled "Rhythm In A Riff"


Date: October 5, 1946
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: National

Billy Eckstine (ldr), John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (as), Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (t), Walter Knox, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Gerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), Linton Garner (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Billy Eckstine (v)

a. N164    Oo Bop Sh'bam - 3:01  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     National 78: 9125   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2214 — Mr. B And The Band   (1976)
b. N164-alt   alt Oo Bop Sh'bam - 2:57  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller)
     Sony Music Special Products LP 12": SOPL 54   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2214 — Mr. B And The Band   (1976)
c. N165    I Love The Loveliness Of You  (Billy Eckstine, Walker Kirby, Bob Schell)
     National 78: 9030   
d. N166    In The Still Of The Night - 2:50  (Cole Porter)
     National 78: 9037   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2214 — Mr. B And The Band   (1976)
e. N167    Jelly Jelly - 3:15  (Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine)
     National 78: 9021   
     Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2214 — Mr. B And The Band   (1976)
f. N167-alt   alt Jelly Jelly  (Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine)
     Sony Music Special Products LP 12": SOPL 54   

Date: October 6, 1946
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: National

Billy Eckstine (ldr), John Cobbs, Sonny Stitt (as), Gene Ammons, Arthur Sammons (ts), Cecil Payne (bar), Miles Davis, Hobart Dotson, Leonard Hawkins, King Kolax (t), Walter Knox, Alfred 'Chips' Outcalt, Gerry Valentine (tb), Connie Wainwright (g), Linton Garner (p), Tommy Potter (b), Art Blakey (d), Billy Eckstine (v)

a. N168    My Silent Love - 2:48  (Dana Suesse, Edward Heyman)
     National 78: 9060   
b. N169    Time On My Hands - 2:50  (Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon)
     National 78: 9030   
c. N170    All The Things You Are - 2:35  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     National 78: 9123   
d. N171    In A Sentimental Mood - 2:34  (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills)
     National 78: 9060   
All titles on:      Savoy Jazz LP 12": SJL 2214 — Mr. B And The Band   (1976)

Probable personnel. Unknown string section added.


Date: ca. December 1948
Location: United Broadcasting Studios, Chicago, IL
Label: Aristocrat

Eugene Wright (ldr), Roy Grant, Frank Robinson (as), Yusef Lateef, Melvin Scott (ts), Van Kelly (bar), Gail Brockman, Hobart Dotson (t), John Avant (tb), Eugene Teague (g, v), Sun Ra (p), Eugene Wright (b), Robert Henderson (d), Frank Bell, Joe Boyce, Benny Cotton (v)

a. UB 9545    Big Time Baby  (Oett 'Sax' Mallard)
     Aristocrat 78: 3002   (1949)
b. UB 9546    Pork 'n Beans  (Sun Ra)
     Aristocrat 78: 11001   (1949)
c. UB 9547    Dawn Mist  (Sun Ra)
     Aristocrat 78: 11001   (1949)
d. UB 9548    Music Goes 'Round And Around  (Eddie Farley, Red Hodgson, Mike Riley)
     Aristocrat 78: 3002   (1949)

Eugene Teague (g) on d.

"Pork 'n Beans" credited to Leonard Chess. "Dawn Mist" credited to "Crawfish."


Date: September or October 1949
Location: United Broadcasting Studio, Chicago, IL
Label: Rondo

Johnny Perry (ldr), E. Parker McDougal (ts), Hobart Dotson (t), Ernest Ashley (g), Johnny Perry (p, v), Wilbur Ware (b), Charles Williams (d)

a. UB9-1191-R    Tails And Limas
     Rondo 78: 1557   
b. UB9-1192-R    Doggin' Me Blues  (Horace Holmes)
     Rondo 78: 1557   
c. UB9-1193-R    J. P. Boogie
     Rondo 78: 1558   
d. UB9-1194-R    Got Good News For Ya, Baby  (Horace Holmes)
     Rondo 78: 1558   

Johnny Perry (v) on b, d.

Additional composer DuPree on b.

Band vocal on a. c.

Subsequent recordings made by Johnny Perry in New York would appear to have no involvement by Chicago musicians such as Dotson and Ware.


Date: December 19, 1953
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: MGM

Danny Belloc (ldr), Danny Belloc (as, ts), Don Carone (as), Dan Handy, Maurie Lauwers (ts), Larry Molinelli (bar), Hobart Dotson, Al Forucci, Phil Korman (t), Bill Brown, Ralph Maltzen, Bill Russo (tb), Frank Telluso (p), Charlie Mason (b), Mickey Simonetta (d), Nick Noble, Ginny Patton, The Vanguards (v)

a. 53-S-6183    Boston Bounce
     MGM 78: 11714   
b. 53-S-6184-12    Beguine
c. 53-S-6185    My Love Is With Me
     MGM 78: 11714   
d. 53-S-6186-13    Tell Me When

Nick Noble (v) on d; Ginny Patton (v) on c; The Vanguards (v) on d.


Date: 1954
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: MGM

Danny Belloc (ldr), Danny Belloc (as, ts), Don Carone (as), Dan Handy, Maurie Lauwers (ts), Larry Molinelli (bar), Hobart Dotson, Al Forucci, Phil Korman (t), Bill Brown, Ralph Maltzen, Bill Russo (tb), Frank Telluso (p), Charlie Mason (b), Mickey Simonetta (d)

a. 54-S-427    When You're In Love  (Russ Columbo, Bernie Grossman, Jack Stern)
     MGM 78: 11843   
b. 54-S-428    Who Gave You The Roses?
c. 54-S-429    Your Bright Red Lips
     MGM 78: 11843   

"featuring vocals by ensemble"

Ruppli & Novitsky says "purchased c. September 1954"

It has been previously assumed that issued material by Belloc was from one session with personnel as shown, but MGM files show this and another session of December 19, 1953. Personnel may have fluctuated.


Date: July 10, 1954
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Label: [private recording]

Horace Henderson (ldr), Andrew 'Goon' Gardner, Porter Kilbert (as), Jimmy Forrest, Moses Grant, Edwin 'Eddy' Williams (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Gail Brockman, Hobart Dotson (t), Horace Henderson (p), Eddie Calhoun (b), George Reed (d, v)

a.     Four Brothers - 3:08  (Jimmy Giuffre) / arr: Horace Henderson
b.     Poinciana - 3:10  (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) / arr: Horace Henderson
c.     Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else) - 2:48  (Harry Warren, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young) / arr: Horace Henderson
d.     Ray's Idea - 2:44  (Dizzy Gillespie, Walter 'Gil' Fuller) / arr: Horace Henderson
e.     Moonlight In Vermont - 4:40  (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) / arr: Horace Henderson
f.     Cobb's Idea - 5:21  (Arnett Cobb) / arr: Horace Henderson
All titles on:      IAJRC CD: CD-1015 — Horace Henderson And His Orchestra At The Trianon Ballroom 1954   (2000)

George Reed (v) on e.

Additional 3:26 unidentified selection between "Ray's Idea" and "Moonlight In Vermont."


Date: July 17, 1954
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Label: [radio broadcast]

Horace Henderson (ldr), Andrew 'Goon' Gardner, Porter Kilbert (as), Jimmy Forrest, Moses Grant (ts), Edwin 'Eddy' Williams (ts, v), Pat Patrick (bar), Gail Brockman, Hobart Dotson (t), Horace Henderson (p), Eddie Calhoun (b, v), George Reed (d), Jean Cunningham (v)

a.     Let's Spend An Evening At Home - 0:42  (Harry Barris, Ralph Freed) / arr: Horace Henderson
b.     Artistry Jumps - 2:21  (Stan Kenton) / arr: Horace Henderson
c.     Satin Doll - 2:34  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Horace Henderson
d.     Answer Me, My Love - 4:16  (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) / arr: Horace Henderson
e.     What's It To You, Jack? - 2:12 arr: Horace Henderson
f.     Knock Me A Kiss - 3:12  (Mike Jackson, Andy Razaf) / arr: Horace Henderson
g.     Midnight Sun - 3:14  (Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke) / arr: Horace Henderson
h.     Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else) - 2:22  (Harry Warren, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young) / arr: Horace Henderson
All titles on:      IAJRC CD: CD-1015 — Horace Henderson And His Orchestra At The Trianon Ballroom 1954   (2000)

Eddie Calhoun (v) on f; Jean Cunningham (v) on d; Edwin 'Eddy' Williams (v) on e.


Date: July 24, 1954
Location: Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Label: [radio broadcast]

Horace Henderson (ldr), Andrew 'Goon' Gardner, Porter Kilbert (as), Jimmy Forrest, Moses Grant, Edwin 'Eddy' Williams (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Gail Brockman, Hobart Dotson (t), Horace Henderson (p), Eddie Calhoun (b), George Reed (d, v), Jean Cunningham (v)

a.     Let's Spend An Evening At Home - 0:39  (Harry Barris, Ralph Freed) / arr: Horace Henderson
b.     Cobb's Idea - 3:00  (Arnett Cobb) / arr: Horace Henderson
c.     'Tis Autumn - 3:18  (Henry Nemo) / arr: Horace Henderson
d.     T In The Red Book - 3:09  (Horace Henderson) / arr: Horace Henderson
e.     The Glory Of Love - 1:49  (Billy Hill) / arr: Horace Henderson
f.     Prelude To A Kiss  (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) / arr: Horace Henderson
g.     Mood Indigo - 4:02  (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) / arr: Horace Henderson
h.     Unison Trumpets - 3:22  (Horace Henderson) / arr: Horace Henderson
i.     Let's Spend An Evening At Home - 1:39  (Harry Barris, Ralph Freed) / arr: Horace Henderson
All titles on:      IAJRC CD: CD-1015 — Horace Henderson And His Orchestra At The Trianon Ballroom 1954   (2000)

f, g performed as medley.

Jean Cunningham (v) on e, g; George Reed (v) on c.


Date: August 1, 1956
Location: Universal Recording, Chicago, IL
Label: Verro

Buddy Butler (ldr), Harold Ousley, Ronald Wilson (ts), Charles Davis (bar), Hobart Dotson (t), Julian Priester (tb), Billy Cargyle (p), Nevin Wilson (b), Buddy Butler (d), Cal Palmer (v)

a. 5691-1    Run, Big Feet, Run  (Hobart Dotson) / arr: Hobart Dotson
     Verro 45: 701   
b. 5691-2    A Hop Hop Skip And A Jump  (Hobart Dotson) / arr: Hobart Dotson
     Verro 45: 701   
c. 5691-3    Desirous  (Hobart Dotson) / arr: Hobart Dotson
     Verro 45: 702   
d. 5691-4    Dee's Dots  (Hobart Dotson) / arr: Hobart Dotson
     Verro 45: 702   
All titles on:      Verro LP 12": U-41512   

Cal Palmer (v) on a-b.


Date: January 1, 1957
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Ping

Porter Kilbert (ldr), Porter Kilbert (as), Edwin 'Eddy' Williams (ts), McKinley Easton (bar), Hobart Dotson, Louis 'Bill' Ogletree, Fip Ricard (t), John Avant (tb), Billy Wallace (p), Eddie Calhoun (b), Vernel Fournier (d)

a. 1261    Swinging With A Mombo - 2:14  (Porter Kilbert) / arr: Hobart Dotson
b. 1262    Lee's Bounce  (Porter Kilbert) / arr: Hobart Dotson
Both titles on:      Ping 45: 1007   (1957)

Two additional titles are reported to have been recorded at this session. Ping 1007 exists both as a 45 and a 78.


Date: March 27, 1957
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Vee-Jay

Billy The Kid Emerson (ldr), John Calvin (ts), McKinley Easton (bar), Hobart Dotson (t), Lefty Bates (g), Billy The Kid Emerson (p, v), Quinn Wilson (eb), Al Duncan (d)

a.     Somebody Show Me - 2:41  (William R. Emerson)
     Vee-Jay 78: 247   
b.     The Pleasure Is All Mine - 2:41  (William R. Emerson)
     Vee-Jay 78: 247   
c.     Do The Chicken - 2:45  (William R. Emerson)
d.     Don't Be Careless - 2:38  (William R. Emerson)
All titles on:      Charly CD: CDGR-145 — Chicago Blues: The Vee Jay Era   (1998)
     Charly CD: 8276 — Move, Baby, Move   

John Calvin (ts) on a-c; McKinley Easton (bar) on a-c; Hobart Dotson (t) on a-c; Billy The Kid Emerson (p) on a-c.

Unknown vocal group is present.


Date: March 6, 1959
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: El Saturn

Sun Ra (ldr), Marshall Allen, James Spaulding (f, as), John Gilmore (ts, v), Charles Davis, Pat Patrick (bar), Hobart Dotson (t), Bo Bailey (tb), Sun Ra (p, cel), Ronald Boykins (b, v), William Cochran (d), Hattye Randolph (v)

a.     Hours After [aka Stinkin'] - 3:41  (Everett Turner) / arr: Everett Turner
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
b.     Horoscope - 3:43  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
c.     Images - 3:48  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
d.     Blues At Midnight - 11:56  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
e.     Enlightenment - 5:02  (Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra) / arr: Hobart Dotson
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
f.     Saturn - 3:37  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
g.     Velvet - 3:18  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
h.     Ancient Aeithopia - 9:04  (Sun Ra)
     El Saturn LP 12": 205 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Impulse! LP 12": AS-9265 — Jazz In Silhouette   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22012-2 — Jazz In Silhouette   (1991)
i.     'Round Midnight - 4:00  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen) / arr: Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
j.     You Never Told Me That You Care - 5:42  (Hobart Dotson) / arr: Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
k.     Hour Of Parting - 4:58  (Marcellus Schiffer, Mischa Spoliansky) / arr: Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
l.     Back In Your Own Back Yard - 2:10  (Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson, Billy Rose) / arr: Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
m.     I Could Have Danced All Night - 3:15  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Hobart Dotson, Sun Ra
     El Saturn LP 12": 512 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   
     Evidence CD: ECD 22014-2 — Sound Sun Pleasure!!   (1991)
n.     Interstellar Low Ways - 8:20  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra
     Evidence CD: ECD 22039-2 — Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways   (1992)
o.     Spontaneous Simplicity  (Sun Ra) / arr: Sun Ra

Marshall Allen (f) on h-o; (as) on d-e, i-o; James Spaulding (f) on d, h, n-o; (as) on a, c-e, i-o; John Gilmore (ts) on a, c-o; (v) on h; Charles Davis (bar) on d, i-o; Bo Bailey (tb) on a, d-e, n-o; Sun Ra (cel) on d, l; Ronald Boykins (v) on h; Hattye Randolph (v) on i, l.

Newly discovered recording date and details from the original tape box courtesy of Robert L. Campbell and the Red Saunders Research Foundation.


Date: May 24, 1960
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Mercury

Charles Mingus (ldr), Robert DiDomenica (f), Harry Shulman (ob), Eric Dolphy, John LaPorta (as), Bill Barron, Joe Farrell, Yusef Lateef (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (t), Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Don Butterfield (tu), Roland Hanna (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d), Sticks Evans, Max Roach, George Scott (per), Charles McCracken (vc), Gunther Schuller (con)

a. 20093    Half-Mast Inhibition - 8:13  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Limelight LP 12": LM 82015 — Mingus Revisited   (1965)
b. 20094    Mingus Fingus No. 2 - 3:37  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     Mercury EP 7": 126 106 MCE — Jazz Makers - Charlie Mingus   
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
c. 20095    Bemoanable Lady - 4:27  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     EmArcy LP 12": MG 20627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
     Mercury LP 12": SR 60627 — Pre-Bird   (1960)
Limelight LP 12": LM 82015 — Mingus Revisited   (1965)
d. 20096?    Yusef Isef Too  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
e. 20097?    Portrait  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus

Max Roach (per) on a; Gunther Schuller (con) on a.


Date: October 17, 1960
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), Jay Cameron (bcl, bar), George Coleman (ts), Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb, eu), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a. 5103    Ow! - 5:53  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
b. 5104    The Thrill Is Gone - 6:21  (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
c. 5105    Somethin' Sanctified - 6:13  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
d. 5106    Milestones [aka Miles] - 5:09  (Miles Davis) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
e. 5107    On The Street Where You Live - 4:59  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)
f. 5108    Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. 5109    El Sino - 5:40  (Charles Greenlee) / arr: Charles Greenlee
     Atlantic LP 12": 1362 — Somethin' Sanctified   (1961)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD 6283 — Oh Girl/Somethin' Sanctified   (1999)

Date: March 18, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), Walter Benton (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     El Sino - 5:30  (Charles Greenlee)
b.     Sister Salvation - 5:00  (Slide Hampton)
c.     Street Of Dreams - 3:00  (Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis)

The opening (9:00) and closing (4:30) numbers are as yet unidentified.


Date: March 25, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Larry Ridley (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Jazz Corner - 4:30  (Slide Hampton)
b.     Sister Salvation - 5:30  (Slide Hampton)
c.     Stella By Starlight - 8:30  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
d.     'Round Midnight - 4:00  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

Closing selection (4:15) as yet unidentified.


Date: June 13, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Gene Ammons (ldr), Oliver Nelson (as), Gene Ammons, George Barrow, Red Holloway (ts), Bob Ashton (bar), Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry (t), Richard Wyands (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Bill English (d), Ray Barretto (cga)

a. 3079    Things Ain't What They Used To Be - 4:28  (Mercer Ellington, Ted Parsons) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7287 — Late Hour Special   (1964)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-942-2 — Late Hour Special   (1997)
b. 3080    Makin' Whoopee - 5:00  (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7287 — Late Hour Special   (1964)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-942-2 — Late Hour Special   (1997)
c. 3081    I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You) - 3:57  (Savannah Churchill) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7287 — Late Hour Special   (1964)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-942-2 — Late Hour Special   (1997)
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24155-2 — Gentle Jug, Volume 2   
d. 3082    Lullaby Of The Leaves - 5:34  (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7287 — Late Hour Special   (1964)
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-942-2 — Late Hour Special   (1997)
e. 3083    Too Marvelous For Words - 3:50  (Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7275 — Soul Summit, Volume 2   
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24118-2 — Soul Summit   
f. 3084    Love, I've Found You - 5:05  (Danny Small) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige CD: PRCD-24118-2 — Soul Summit   
g. 3085    The Song Is You - 9:45  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) / arr: Oliver Nelson
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7320 — Velvet Soul   
     Prestige CD: PRCD 24266-2 — A Stranger In Town   

Ray Barretto (cga) on a-b, d-g.


Date: June 30, 1961
Location: Music At Newport, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Charles Greenlee (tb), Slide Hampton (tb, eu, p), Eddie Khan (b), Lex Humphries (d)

a.     Bess, You Is My Woman Now  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     I Loves You Porgy  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     It Ain't Necessarily So  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
e.     Somethin' Sanctified  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

Voice of America tape held at Library of Congress.


Date: July 1, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), Jay Cameron (bcl, bar), George Coleman (ts), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Lex Humphries (d)

a.     Straight Street - 7:00  (John Coltrane) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     The Wind - 8:00  (Russ Freeman, Jerry Gladstone) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Sister Salvation - 5:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Stella By Starlight - 6:00  (Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Slide Hampton

Jay Cameron (bcl) on b.


Date: July 8, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Lex Humphries (d)

a.     Sister Salvation - 6:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     On The Street Where You Live - 6:15  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Sophisticated Lady - 7:00  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Straight No Chaser - 6:30  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Slide Hampton

Probable personnel - taken from 7/1/61 broadcast.


Date: ca. August 1961
Location: RCA Studios, New York City
Label: Charlie Parker

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (cl, ts), Jay Cameron (bcl, bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton (tb, p), Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Lex Humphries (d)

a. a-01    The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part One - Impression - 4:38  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. a-02    The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Two - Obsession - 2:55  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. a-03    The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Three - Expression - 4:10  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. a-04    The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Four - Possession - 2:55  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. b-01    There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York - 3:40  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. b-02    Bess, You Is My Woman Now - 3:49  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
g. b-03    Summertime - 4:32  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
h. b-04    I Loves You Porgy - 2:34  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
i. b-05    It Ain't Necessarily So - 4:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Charlie Parker LP 12": PLP 823 — Charlie Parker Records Sampler   
     Charlie Parker LP 12": PLP 410 — Golden Jazz   
All titles on:      Charlie Parker LP 12": PLP 803 — Two Sides Of Slide   (1961)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 206 — Slide!   (1994)
     Fresh Sound CD: FSR CD 349 — Two Sides Of Slide   

George Coleman (cl) on a-f, h-i; Jay Cameron (bcl) on a-f, h-i; Slide Hampton (p) on b-i.

Recording date unknown. "Another big-small bandleader, Slide Hampton, has written a ballet, The Cloister, choreography by Matt Maddox. Thus far, he has had no performance offers." - db 6/8/61 p. 48. The formation of Charlie Parker Record Corp. was announced in db 5/25/61 p. 11 and this album "a new Slide Hampton collection" was mentioned in db 8/17/61 p. 49 as one of ten albums planned for the fall.


Date: September 2, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a.     Sister Salvation - 5:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

Opening selection (13:00) as yet unidentified. Personnel speculative - based on 11/9/61 recording session.


Date: September 9, 1961
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a.     Straight Street - 6:30  (John Coltrane) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Strollin' - 4:30  (Horace Silver) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Sophisticated Lady - 7:00  (Duke Ellington, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Somethin' Sanctified - 5:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e.     On The Street Where You Live - 5:30  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / arr: Slide Hampton

Personnel speculative - based on 11/9/61 recording session.


Date: November 9, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Horace Parlan (p), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d), Ray Barretto (per)

a. 5782    The Jazz Twist - 2:33  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1379 — Jazz With A Twist   (1962)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6604 — Jazz With A Twist/Explosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton   (2000)
b. 5783    Mack The Knife [aka Moritat] - 3:00  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1379 — Jazz With A Twist   (1962)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6604 — Jazz With A Twist/Explosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton   (2000)
c. 5784    The Barbarians - 6:39  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1379 — Jazz With A Twist   (1962)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6604 — Jazz With A Twist/Explosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton   (2000)
d. 5785    Strollin' - 3:57  (Horace Silver) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Atlantic LP 12": 1379 — Jazz With A Twist   (1962)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6604 — Jazz With A Twist/Explosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton   (2000)
e. 5786    Dearly Beloved  (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Slide Hampton

Date: December 11, 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Horace Parlan (p), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d), Ray Barretto (per)

a. 5852    Work Song - 2:55  (Nat Adderley) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. 5853    Gorgeous George - 2:08  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. 5854    Day In, Day Out - 4:37  (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. 5855    Slide Slid - 2:52  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. 5856    Red Top - 6:20  (Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": 1379 — Jazz With A Twist   (1962)
     Collectables CD: COL-CD-6604 — Jazz With A Twist/Explosion! The Sound Of Slide Hampton   (2000)

Date: January 6, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a.     Work Song - 4:00  (Nat Adderley) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Something In Two Or Three Moods - 8:00  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Mack The Knife [aka Moritat] - 3:00  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Woody 'n You - 3:30  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton
e.     White Christmas - 6:30  (Irving Berlin) / arr: Slide Hampton

Personnel speculative - based on 12/11/61 recording session.


Date: January 13, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a.     Straight No Chaser - 5:00  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Red Top - 8:00  (Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part One - Impression  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Two - Obsession  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
e.     The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Three - Expression  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
f.     The Cloister (Dance Suite): Part Four - Possession - 12:30  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton

c, d, e, f performed as medley.

Personnel speculative - based on 12/11/61 recording session.


Date: January 20, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b), Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a.     Day In, Day Out - 5:00  (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Summertime - 7:15  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     I Remember Clifford - 6:30  (Benny Golson) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Woody 'n You - 8:30  (Dizzy Gillespie) / arr: Slide Hampton

Personnel speculative - based on 12/11/61 recording session.


Date: February 17, 1962
Location: Donnelly Auditorium, Boston, MA
Label: RCA Victor

Della Reese (ldr), Earl Warren (as), Norris Turney (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Hobart Dotson, John Grimes (t), Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Robert Banks (p), Carl Pruitt (b), Kenneth Greene (d), Della Reese (v), John Cotter (con)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Vocals by The Meditation Singers.

Assumed this was an attempt intended for the Della Reese On Stage album. Unsure whether anything was ever issued.


Date: February 19, 1962
Location: Fabian Theater, Paterson, NJ
Label: RCA Victor

Della Reese (ldr), Earl Warren (as), Norris Turney (ts), Pat Patrick (bar), Hobart Dotson, John Grimes (t), Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Robert Banks (p), Carl Pruitt (b), Kenneth Greene (d), Della Reese (v), John Cotter (con)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Vocals by The Meditation Singers.

Assumed this was an attempt intended for the Della Reese On Stage album. Unsure whether anything was ever issued.


Date: April 5, 1962
Location: Columbia Studio A, New York City
Label: Columbia

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), Hobart Dotson, Freddie Hubbard (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d)

a. CO69988    Our Waltz - 5:18  (David Rose) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. CO69989    It's All Right With Me - 3:30  (Cole Porter) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. CO69990 (part 1)    The Drum Suite  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
     Mosaic CD: MCD 1007 — Drum Suite   (2006)

Date: April 7, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b)

a.     Begin The Beguine  (Cole Porter) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Our Waltz  (David Rose) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Mack The Knife [aka Moritat]  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) / arr: Slide Hampton

Opening and closing numbers as yet unidentified. Personnel speculative - based on 4/5/62 recording session. Drummer unknown (Max Roach unlikely).


Date: April 9, 1962
Location: Columbia Studio A, New York City
Label: Columbia

Slide Hampton (ldr), Yusef Lateef (f, ts), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Willie Thomas (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach (d)

a. CO69991    Gallery Groove - 4:25  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. CO69992    Fump - 5:20  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. CO69993 (part 2)    The Drum Suite  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. CO69994    Like Someone In Love - 8:20  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
     Mosaic CD: MCD 1007 — Drum Suite   (2006)

John Bello (t) on b-d; Willie Thomas (t) on a.


Date: April 14, 1962
Location: Birdland, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Eddie Khan (b)

a.     The Barbarians  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
b.     Work Song  (Nat Adderley) / arr: Slide Hampton
c.     Our Waltz  (David Rose) / arr: Slide Hampton
d.     Mack The Knife [aka Moritat]  (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein) / arr: Slide Hampton

Speculative personnel - based on 4/18/62 recording session. Drummer unknown (Max Roach unlikely). Closing selection as yet unidentified.


Date: April 18, 1962
Location: Columbia Studio A, New York City
Label: Columbia

Slide Hampton (ldr), George Coleman (ts), Jay Cameron (bar), John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (t), Slide Hampton, Benny Jacobs-El (tb), Tommy Flanagan (p), Eddie Khan (b), Max Roach, Vinnie Ruggiero (d)

a. CO70068    Lover - 5:02  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
b. (part 3)    The Drum Suite  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
c. (part 4)    The Drum Suite  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
d. (part 5)    The Drum Suite - 6:55  (Slide Hampton) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
e.     Stella By Starlight - 3:06  (Victor Young, Ned Washington) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Epic LP 12": LA 16030 — Drum Suite   
f.     Well, You Needn't - 5:43  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Slide Hampton
     Columbia LP 12": FC 38509 — Almost Forgotten   (1983)
g.     Sleigh Ride - 3:14  (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Mosaic CD: MCD 1007 — Drum Suite   (2006)

Max Roach (d) on a-d; Vinnie Ruggiero (d) on e-g.


Date: August 27, 1963
Label: Prestige

Red Holloway (ldr), Red Holloway (ts), Hobart Dotson (t), Charles Lindsay (g), George Butcher (org), Thomas Palmer (b), Bobby Durham (d)

a.     Miss Judy Mae
b.     Moonlight In Vermont  (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf)
     Prestige LP 12": PR 7299   

Date: September 18, 1965
Location: Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, CA
Label: East Coasting

Charles Mingus (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Hobart Dotson, Lonnie Hillyer (t), Jimmy Owens (fh), Garnett Brown (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Charles Mingus (p, b, v), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Don't Let It Happen Here - 8:52  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     Malpaso CD: 9362-46703-2 — Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years   (1997)
b.     They Trespass The Land Of The Sacred Sioux  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
     East Coasting LP 7": ECEP-1   

Date: September 19, 1965
Location: Village Gate, New York City
Label: [television broadcast]

Charles Mingus (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Hobart Dotson, Lonnie Hillyer (t), Jimmy Owens (t, fh), Julius Watkins (frh), Howard Johnson (tu), Charles Mingus (b, v), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Majonet (The Arts Of Tatum And Freddie Webster)  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
b.     Don't Let It Happen Here  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
Both titles on:      Ozone LP 12": 19   
     Music Room Special LP 12": OZ014   

Incorrectly listed in some sources as January 18, 1966 at the Half Note. Broadcast by WNET-TV as part of the series "The Arts In America." Material also exists on video.


Date: September 25, 1965
Location: Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Label: East Coasting

Charles Mingus (ldr), Charles McPherson (as), Hobart Dotson, Lonnie Hillyer, Jimmy Owens (t), Julius Watkins (frh), Howard Johnson (tu), Charles Mingus (b, v), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Meditation On Inner Peace - 17:57  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
b.     Don't Let It Happen Here - 10:53  (Charles Mingus) / arr: Charles Mingus
Both titles on:      East Coasting LP 12": JWS 0013/0014 — Music Written For Monterey, 1965 Not Heard...Played In Its Entirety At UCLA   
     Sunnyside CD: SSC 3041 — Music Written For Monterey, 1965 Not Heard...Played In Its Entirety At UCLA   (2006)