Sir Charles Thompson Discography 1950 - 1959



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Date: December 31, 1952
Location: New York City

ldr- Illinois Jacquet; ts- Illinois Jacquet; p- Sir Charles Thompson; elo- Hank Jones; g- Joe Sinacore; b- Al Lucas; d- Shadow (Rossiere) Wilson

All titles on:
 -      Verve LP 12": VE2-2544 - The Cool Rage


Date: September 11, 1953
Location: New York City

ldr- Wynonie Harris; ts- Red Prysock, David Van Dyke; p- Sir Charles Thompson; x- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Mickey Baker; b- George Duvivier; d- Specs Powell; v- Wynonie Harris


Date: September 22, 1953
Location: Storyville, Boston

ldr- Charlie Parker; t- Herb Pomeroy; as- Charlie Parker; p- Sir Charles Thompson; b- Jimmy Woode; d- Kenny Clarke

All titles on:
 -      Blue Note LP 12": BT85108 - Charlie Parker At Storyville

The session was broadcast on WHDH (announcer was John McLellan) .


Date: October 9, 1953
Location: New York City

ldr- Jesse Powell; ts- Jesse Powell; p- Sir Charles Thompson; elo- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Mickey Baker; b- Lloyd Trotman; d- Osie Johnson; v- Dan Taylor


Date: December 14, 1953
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton; t- Buck Clayton, Joe Newman; tb- Urbie Green, Benny Powell; as- Lem Davis; ts- Julian Dash; bar- Charlie Fowlkes; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Freddie Green; b- Walter Page; d- Jo Jones

Both titles on:
 -      Columbia EP: B-439 - Moten Swing/Sentimental Journey
 -      Columbia LP 10": CL6325 - Moten Swing & Sentimental Journey
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL567 - A Buck Clayton Jam Session: How Hi The Fi
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": FS268/FSR1000 - A Buck Clayton Jam Session: How Hi The Fi
 -      Philips (Dutch) LP 12": B07032L - A Buck Clayton Jam Session: How Hi The Fi
 -      CBS (Japan) LP 12": SOP233 - Buck Clayton Jam Session: How Hi The Fi
 -      Mosaic LP 12": MQ8-144 - The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions
 -      Blue Moon CD: BMCD 3044 - Buck Clayton Jam Session, Vol. 1
 -      Mosaic CD: MD6-144 - The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions


Date: December 16, 1953
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton; t- Buck Clayton, Joe Newman; tb- Henderson Chambers, Urbie Green; as- Lem Davis; ts- Julian Dash; bar- Charlie Fowlkes; cel- Sir Charles Thompson; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Freddie Green; b- Walter Page; d- Jo Jones

All titles on:
 -      Mosaic LP 12": MQ8-144 - The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions
 -      Mosaic CD: MD6-144 - The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions

The two tracks of Robbins' Nest on Mosaic MD6-144 and Mosaic MQ8-144 are complete takes. The track of Robbins' Nest that appears on Columbia CL 548 and all other issues (except the Mosaic issues) is a spliced composite version (17:42) of the two original performances. All of these issues refer to the two original takes even though the issue contains only the single, spliced version. Columbia's EP B1836 contains an excerpt of the spliced version.

The Mosaic MD6-144 and Mosaic MQ8-144 track of Christopher Columbus is the performance in its entirety. The Columbia CL 614 and CBS JC2L 614 and other re-issues had an edited version (25:46).


Date: December 29, 1953
Location: New York City

ldr- Vic Dickenson; t- Ruby Braff; tb- Vic Dickenson; cl- Edmond Hall; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Steve Jordan; b- Walter Page; d- Lee Erskine

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VSD-99/100 - The Essential Vic Dickenson
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VRS-8520 - Vic Dickenson Showcase, Vol. 1
 -      Fontana (English) LP 12": 404 - Vic Dickenson Showcase, Vol. 1
 -      Vanguard CD: 200E 6851/2 - Vic Dickenson Showcase


Date: December 30, 1953
Location: New York City

ldr- Sir Charles Thompson; t- Joe Newman; tb- Benny Powell; as- Pete Brown; p- Sir Charles Thompson; b- Gene Ramey

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8003 - Sir Charles Thompson Sextet
 -      Vogue (French) LP 12": VJD559 - Sir Charles Thompson: For The Ears
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VRS-8529 - Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band
 -      Vanguard (French) CD: 662143 - Sir Charles Thompson: His Personal Vanguard Recordings
 -      Paddle Wheel Records (Japan) CD: KICJ183 - Sir Charles Thompson Sextet & His Band


Date: January 22, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Sir Charles Thompson; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Freddie Green; b- Walter Page; d- Jo Jones

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8006 - Sir Charles Thompson Quartet
 -      Vogue (French) LP 12": VJD559 - Sir Charles Thompson: For The Ears
 -      Vanguard CD: 79612-2 - Key One Up
 -      Vanguard (French) CD: 662143 - Sir Charles Thompson: His Personal Vanguard Recordings


Date: January 22, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Brother John Sellers; t- Ruby Braff; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Freddie Green; b- Walter Page; d- Jo Jones; v- Brother John Sellers

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8005 - Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs
 -      Vanguard CD: 79036-2 - Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs


Date: August 16, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Sir Charles Thompson; t- Emmett Berry; tb- Benny Morton; as- Earle Warren; ts- Coleman Hawkins; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Steve Jordan; b- Aaron Bell; d- Osie Johnson

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8009 - Sir Charles Thompson And His Band
 -      Vanguard (English) LP 10": 12011 - Sir Charles Thompson Featuring Coleman Hawkins
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VRS-8529 - Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band
 -      Vanguard CD: 79604 - Sir Charles Thompson & The Hawk: For The Ears
 -      Vanguard (French) CD: 662143 - Sir Charles Thompson: His Personal Vanguard Recordings
 -      Paddle Wheel Records (Japan) CD: KICJ183 - Sir Charles Thompson Sextet & His Band


Date: August 17, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Urbie Green; t- Ruby Braff; tb- Urbie Green; as- Med Flory; ts- Frank Wess; f- Frank Wess; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Freddie Green; b- Aaron Bell; d- Bobby Donaldson

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8010 - Urbie Green And His Band


Date: November 4, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Paul Quinichette; ts- Paul Quinichette; f- Sam Most; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Jerome Darr, Barry Galbraith; b- Paul Chambers; d- Harold Wing

All titles on:
 -      EmArcy (Japan) LP 12": 175J-5 - Complete P.Q. On EmArcy
 -      EmArcy LP 12": MG-36003 - Moods
 -      Trip LP 12": TLP-5579 - Moods


Date: November 29, 1954
Location: New York City

ldr- Vic Dickenson; t- Ruby Braff, Shad Collins; tb- Vic Dickenson; cl- Edmond Hall; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Steve Jordan; b- Walter Page; d- Jo Jones

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VSD-99/100 - The Essential Vic Dickenson
 -      Vanguard LP 12": VRS-8521 - Vic Dickenson Showcase, Vol. 2
 -      Fontana (English) LP 12": 406 - Vic Dickenson Showcase, Vol. 2
 -      Vanguard CD: 200E 6851/2 - Vic Dickenson Showcase


Date: February 16, 1955
Location: New York City

ldr- Sir Charles Thompson; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Aaron Bell

All titles on:
 -      Vanguard LP 10": VRS-8018 - Sir Charles Thompson Trio
 -      Vogue (French) LP 12": VJD559 - Sir Charles Thompson: For The Ears
 -      Vanguard (French) CD: 662143 - Sir Charles Thompson: His Personal Vanguard Recordings


Date: August 18, 1955
Location: New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton, Ada Moore, Jimmy Rushing; t- Emmett Berry, Buck Clayton; tb- Dickie Wells; as- Eddie Barefield, Willard Brown; ts- Budd Johnson; bar- Willard Brown; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Steve Jordan; b- Milt Hinton; d- Jo Jones; v- Ada Moore, Jimmy Rushing

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL778 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": FS269/FSR1001 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Philips (English) LP 12": BBL7105 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Philips (Dutch) LP 12": BO7154L - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": 980085-1 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": 930058-1 - Cat Meets Chick


Date: August 19, 1955
Location: New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton, Ada Moore, Jimmy Rushing; t- Emmett Berry, Buck Clayton; tb- Dickie Wells; as- Eddie Barefield, Willard Brown; ts- Budd Johnson; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Steve Jordan; b- Aaron Bell; d- Jo Jones; v- Ada Moore, Jimmy Rushing

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL778 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": FS269/FSR1001 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Philips (English) LP 12": BBL7105 - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Philips (Dutch) LP 12": BO7154L - Cat Meets Chick
 -      Fresh Sound (Spain) LP 12": 980085-1 - Cat Meets Chick


Date: ca. September 1955
Location: New York City

ldr- Joe Newman; t- Joe Newman; ts- Frank Wess; f- Frank Wess; p- Sir Charles Thompson; b- Eddie Jones; d- Shadow (Rossiere) Wilson

All titles on:
 -      Storyville LP 10": STV905 - Unknown Title
 -      Black Lion CD: BLCD760905 - I Feel Like A Newman


Date: October 24, 1955
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton; a- Buck Clayton; t- Buck Clayton, Ray Copeland; tb- Urbie Green; as- Hilton Jefferson; ts- Budd Johnson, Nick (George "Big Nick") Nicholas; bar- Dave McRae; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Milt Hinton; d- Jo Jones; v- Frankie Laine

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": JCL808 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL808 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      Philips (English) LP 12": BBL7080 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      Philips (Dutch) LP 12": BO7129L - Jazz Spectacular
 -      CBS (English) LP 12": 32413 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      CBS (Japan) LP 12": SOPZ22 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      Coronet (Australia) LP 12": KLP 512 - Jazz Spectacular
 -      Columbia Legacy CD: CK 65507 - Jazz Spectacular


Date: October 26, 1955
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Buck Clayton, Frankie Laine; a- Buck Clayton; t- Buck Clayton, Ray Copeland; tb- J. J. Johnson, Dickie Wells, Kai Winding; as- Hilton Jefferson; ts- Budd Johnson, Al Sears; bar- Dave McRae; p- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Milt Hinton; d- Bobby Donaldson; v- Frankie Laine


Date: ca. November 1955
Location: New York City

ldr- Joe Newman; t- Joe Newman; tb- Benny Powell; ts- Frank Foster, Frank Wess; f- Frank Wess; p- Sir Charles Thompson; b- Eddie Jones; d- Shadow (Rossiere) Wilson


Date: January 26, 1959
Location: Los Angeles

ldr- Earl Bostic; r- Buddy Collette; as- Earl Bostic, Benny Carter, Jewell Grant; ts- Bill Green, Plas Johnson; p- Sir Charles Thompson; vib- Elmer Schmidt; g- Rene Hall; b- Herb Gordy; d- Earl Palmer

All titles on:
 -      King LP 12": LP640 - Earl Bostic Plays The Sweet Tunes Of The Sentimental '40's
 -      Parlophone LP 12": PMC1119 - Unknown Title


Date: January 27, 1959
Location: Los Angeles

ldr- Earl Bostic; as- Earl Bostic; p- Sir Charles Thompson; vib- Elmer Schmidt; g- Rene Hall, Allan Seltzer; b- Herb Gordy; d- Earl Palmer

These performances were conducted on January 27 and 28, 1959.


Date: January 29, 1959
Location: Los Angeles

ldr- Earl Bostic; tb- Francis Howard; as- Earl Bostic; p- Sir Charles Thompson; vib- Elmer Schmidt; g- Rene Hall, Allan Seltzer; b- Herb Gordy; d- Earl Palmer; unk- Hoyt Bohannon, Bob Pring, George Roberts, Lloyd Ulyate

All titles on:
 -      King LP 12": LP(S)632 - Earl Bostic Plays The Sweet Tunes Of The Swinging '30's
 -      Parlophone (English) LP 12": PMC1117 - Unknown Title

The track for "The Night Is Young" might possibly be mistitled, as it could also be "It's Delovely" or "The Night Is So Young (And You're So Beautiful)."


Date: June 11, 1959
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Jimmy Rushing; ts- Buddy Tate; p- Ray Bryant; elo- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Gene Ramey; d- Jo Jones; v- Jimmy Rushing

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL1401 - Rushing Lullabies
 -      Columbia Legacy CD: CK65118 - Rushing Lullabies


Date: June 17, 1959
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Jimmy Rushing; ts- Buddy Tate; p- Ray Bryant; elo- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Gene Ramey; d- Jo Jones; v- Jimmy Rushing

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL1401 - Rushing Lullabies
 -      Columbia Legacy CD: CK65118 - Rushing Lullabies


Date: June 19, 1959
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Jimmy Rushing; ts- Buddy Tate; p- Ray Bryant; elo- Sir Charles Thompson; g- Skeeter (Clifton) Best; b- Gene Ramey; d- Jo Jones; v- Jimmy Rushing

All titles on:
 -      Columbia Legacy CD: CK65118 - Rushing Lullabies


Date: November 4, 1959
Location: Columbia Studios, New York City

ldr- Teddy Charles; a- Teddy Charles, Teo Macero; tb- Bob Brookmeyer; frh- Julius Watkins; as- Phil Woods; ts- Zoot Sims; p- Sir Charles Thompson; vib- Teddy Charles; b- Addison Farmer; d- Ed Shaughnessy

All titles on:
 -      Columbia LP 12": CL1426 - Swinging Guys and Dolls

All tracks on the issue of this performance were recorded by the group "The Manhattan Jazz All-Stars." Information for this session was contributed by Dennis Whitling and is gratefully appreciated.