Don Joseph Discography
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Jun 26, 2011

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Date: June 27, 1949 (14:00-17:00)
Location: RCA Victor Studio 2, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Lucky Millinder (ldr), Tony Scott (cl), Rudy Powell, Teddy Small (as), Harold Clark, Big John Greer (ts), Tate Houston (bar), Andrew 'Fats' Ford, Frank Galbreath, Don Joseph, Lamar Wright, Sr. (t), Nick Cavas, Alfred Cobbs, Zolman 'Porky' Cohen (tb), Dan Perri (g), Leroy Lovett (p), Horace Holmes (b), Joe Harris (d), Annisteen Allen (v)

a.D9VB1750   In The Middle Of The Night - 2:32  (Jessie Mae Robinson)
     RCA Victor 78: 20-3526 — In The Middle Of The Night/Awful Natural   
     RCA Victor 45: 47-3005 — In The Middle Of The Night/Awful Natural   
b.D9VB1751   Let It Be - 2:45  (Charlie Carpenter, Henri Woode)
c.D9VB1752   Awful Natural - 3:04  (Lucius 'Lucky' Millinder)
     RCA Victor 78: 20-3526 — In The Middle Of The Night/Awful Natural   
     RCA Victor 45: 47-3005 — In The Middle Of The Night/Awful Natural   
d.D9VB1753   Rockin' With Big John  (John Marshall Greer)

Annisteen Allen (v) on a-b, d.

According to session log, Tony Scott participated only from 15:45-17:00.

Confirmation needed that Houston plays his usual baritone saxophone, rather than tenor saxophone as listed in other sources.


Date: April 3, 1950
Location: Nola Penthouse Sound Studio, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Gene Roland (ldr), Joe Maini, Charlie Parker (as), Al Cohn, Tommy Makagon, Zoot Sims (ts), Marty Flax, Robert Newman (bar), Marty Bell, Don Ferrara, Neil Freiz, Don Joseph, Jon Neilson, Al Porcino, Sonny Rich, Red Rodney (t), Eddie Bert, Zolman 'Porky' Cohen, Jimmy Knepper, Paul Selden (tb), Frank Orchard (vtb), Sam Herman (g), Harry Biss (p), Buddy Jones (b), Phil Arabia, Freddie Gruber, Don Manning (d), Gene Roland (con)

a.tk 1   It's A Wonderful World - 1:36  (Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson) / arr: Gene Roland
b.tk 2   It's A Wonderful World - 0:48  (Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson)
c.tk 3   It's A Wonderful World - 2:15  (Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson)
d.tk 4   It's A Wonderful World - 5:52  (Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson)
e.tk 5   It's A Wonderful World - 0:31  (Jan Savitt, Harold Adamson, Johnny Watson)
f.   Just You, Just Me - 2:19  (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages)
g.tk 1   Star Dust - 1:02  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
h.tk 2   Star Dust - 0:57  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
i.tk 3   Star Dust - 3:29  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
j.tk 4   Star Dust - 0:59  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
k.tk 5   Star Dust - 0:54  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
l.tk 6   Star Dust - 3:00  (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
m.   Down Home Blues - 2:51  (Gene Roland)
n.   East Side, West Side - 1:06  (Gene Roland)
o.tk 1   Limehouse Blues - 3:19  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
p.tk 2   Limehouse Blues - 0:48  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)

Gene Roland (ldr) on a; (con) on a; Joe Maini (as) on a; Charlie Parker (as) on a; Al Cohn (ts) on a; Tommy Makagon (ts) on a; Zoot Sims (ts) on a; Marty Flax (bar) on a; Robert Newman (bar) on a; Marty Bell (t) on a; Don Ferrara (t) on a; Neil Freiz (t) on a; Don Joseph (t) on a; Jon Neilson (t) on a; Al Porcino (t) on a; Sonny Rich (t) on a; Red Rodney (t) on a; Eddie Bert (tb) on a; Zolman 'Porky' Cohen (tb) on a; Jimmy Knepper (tb) on a; Paul Selden (tb) on a; Frank Orchard (vtb) on a; Sam Herman (g) on a; Harry Biss (p) on a; Buddy Jones (b) on a; Phil Arabia (d) on a; Freddie Gruber (d) on a; Don Manning (d) on a.

Tape of a rehearsal, made by Don Manning and Eddie Bert. Most selections are fragments.

An additional unknown selection (0:17) was issued on Spotlite 141 following Just You, Just Me, but despite the fact that it appears on the same tape, it may be from a different session.


Date: May 20, 1954
Location: New York City
Label: Mercury

Art Mardigan (ldr), Al Cohn (ts), Don Joseph (c), Milt Gold (tb), Johnny Williams (p), Teddy Kotick (b), Art Mardigan (d)

a.W245 (10553)   I've Found A New Baby - 2:56  (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams)
b.W246 (10551)   Moroccan Blues - 2:45  (Al Cohn)
c.W247 (10550)   Old Gold - 2:23  (Milt Gold)
d.W248 (10552)   Golden Touch - 3:10  (Quincy Jones)

Date: ca. 1955
Location: Open Door, New York City
Label: [private recording]

Tony Fruscella (t), Don Joseph (c)

a.01   Now's The Time - 4:32  (Charlie Parker)
b.02   Embraceable You - 5:47  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.03   I Got Rhythm - 3:10  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.04   'S Wonderful - 4:36  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.05   What Is This Thing Called Love - 7:19  (Cole Porter)
f.06   Ash Wednesday Blues - 3:31  (Don Joseph)

Unknown guitar, bass, drums. Solos by these players have been edited out on only known source.


Date: ca. 1961
Location: El Mambo, Clifton, NY
Label: Honey Dew

Dave Schildkraut (ldr), Dave Schildkraut (as), Don Joseph (c), Bill Triglia (p), Curly Russell (b), Earl Walker (d), Jackie Paris (v)

a.   A Night In Tunisia - 6:47  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)
     Honey Dew LP 12": HD 6610 — Bebop Is Where It's At, Volume 2   (1977)
b.   Buzzy - 10:18  (Charlie Parker)
     Honey Dew LP 12": HD 6610 — Bebop Is Where It's At, Volume 2   (1977)
c.   Jackie's Blues  (Jackie Paris)
     Honey Dew LP 12": HD 6609 — Bebop Is Where It's At, Volume 1   (1977)
d.   Whooz Blues  (Dave Schildkraut)
     Honey Dew LP 12": HD 6609 — Bebop Is Where It's At, Volume 1   (1977)

Jackie Paris (v) on c.


Date: June 2 & 3, 1984
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Uptown

Don Joseph (ldr), Al Cohn (ts), Don Joseph (c), Bill Triglia (p), Red Mitchell (b), Joey Baron (d)

a.a-01   Ash Wednesday Blues - 4:54  (Don Joseph)
b.a-02   But Beautiful - 9:15  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
c.a-03   Indian Summer - 6:25  (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin)
d.b-01   Stumbling - 5:14  (Zez Confrey)
e.b-02   It Might As Well Be Spring - 8:54  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
f.b-03   When Lights Are Low - 5:58  (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams)
All titles on:      Uptown LP 12": UP 27.23 — One Of A Kind   (1985)

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