Dodo Greene Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: late 1959?
Location: New York City
Label: Time

Dodo Greene (ldr), Richard Henry (as), Jay Cameron (bar), Burt Collins (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Ray Bryant (p), George Tucker (b), Frankie Dunlop (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a. a-01    'Tain't What You Do - 2:16  (Sy Oliver, James Oliver 'Trummy' Young) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. a-02    Manhattan - 3:00  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. a-04    Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - 3:30  (Billy Austin, Louis Jordan) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. b-01    Black Coffee - 3:30  (Johnny Burke, Paul Francis Webster) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. b-02    Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - 2:00  (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. b-03    It's A Pity To Say Goodnight - 2:25  (Billy Reid) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Time LP 12": T/70001 — Ain't What You Do   

Date not known. Probably around the time of the Strand album.


Date: late 1959?
Location: New York City
Label: Time

Dodo Greene (ldr), Jay Cameron (bcl, bar), Richard Henry (as), Robert Newman (ts), Burt Collins (t), Slide Hampton (tb), Ray Bryant (p), George Tucker (b), Kenny Dennis (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a. a-03    Baby, Won't You Please Come Home - 2:41  (Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams) / arr: Slide Hampton
b. a-05    Don't Cry Baby - 2:31  (Saul Bernie, Jimmy Johnson, Stella Unger) / arr: Slide Hampton
c. a-06    I'm Falling For You - 2:10  (Joe Trafalger Hubert, George H. Sanders, Clarence Williams) / arr: Slide Hampton
d. b-04    The Breeze (That's Bringing My Honey Back To Me) - 1:47  (Al Lewis, Tony Sacco, Dick Smith) / arr: Slide Hampton
e. b-05    Till Then - 2:18  (Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler, Guy Wood) / arr: Slide Hampton
f. b-06    My Heart Isn't In It - 2:23  (Jack Lawrence) / arr: Slide Hampton
All titles on:      Time LP 12": T/70001 — Ain't What You Do   

Jay Cameron (bcl) on b.

Date not known. Probably around the time of the Strand album. Woodwind assignments uncertain. Flute is heard on "Don't Cry Baby."


Date: April 2, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Dodo Greene (ldr), Ike Quebec (ts), Grant Green (g), Sir Charles Thompson (org), Milt Hinton (b), Al Harewood (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a. tk 5    Little Things Mean A Lot - 4:08  (Edith Lindeman, Carl Stutz)
b. tk 14    Down By The Riverside - 4:07  (Traditional)
c. tk 18    Trouble In Mind - 4:46  (Richard M. Jones)
d. tk 19    Let There Be Love - 3:29  (Ian Grant, Lionel Rand)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 89001 — My Hour Of Need   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)

Unknown musician plays tambourine on d. CD issue and Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 list Dionne Warwicke and another unidentified woman as playing tambourine on the September 24, 1962 session, but no tambourine is audible on those performances, so the note might instead refer to this session.


Date: April 17, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Dodo Greene (ldr), Ike Quebec (ts), Grant Green (g), Sir Charles Thompson (org), Herbie Lewis (b), Billy Higgins (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a. tk 5    I Won't Cry Anymore - 3:47  (Al Frisch, Fred Wise)
b. tk 7    Lonesome Road - 4:15  (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret)
c. tk 14    There Must Be A Way - 3:32  (Sammy Gallop, David Saxon)
d. tk 20    You Are My Sunshine - 3:03  (Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell)
e. tk 30    My Hour Of Need - 4:55  (Ira Kosloff)
f. tk 32    I'll Never Stop Loving You - 4:03  (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn)
All titles on:      Blue Note LP 12": BST 89001 — My Hour Of Need   
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)

Unknown musician plays tambourine on b. and d. CD issue and Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 list Dionne Warwicke and another unidentified woman as playing tambourine on the September 24, 1962 session, but no tambourine is audible on those performances, so the note might instead refer to this session.


Date: September 24, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Dodo Greene (ldr), Eddie Chamblee, Ike Quebec (ts), Grant Green (g), Edwin Swanston (org), Wendell Marshall (b), Jual Curtis (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a. tk 6    You Don't Know Me - 2:47  (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)
b.     Nothing Like True Love  (Dodo Greene)
c.    alt Jazz In My Soul
d. tk 26    Not One Tear - 3:05  (Johnny Bell)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)
e. tk 28    I Hear - 3:40  (Irvin Duke)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)
f. tk 38    Time After Time - 3:35  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)

CD issue and Cuscuna/Ruppli 2 lists Dionne Warwicke and another unidentified woman as playing tambourine on this session, but there is no tambourine audible. It seems likely that these musicians performed on the early April 1962 sessions by Greene.


Date: November 2, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Blue Note

Dodo Greene (ldr), Ike Quebec (ts), Grant Green (g), Johnny Acea (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Jual Curtis (d), Dodo Greene (v)

a.     A Little Help From Above
b. tk 8    Everybody's Happy But Me - 3:13  (Mattie Fields, Jean Evans Cheatham)
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)
c. tk 11    Jazz In My Soul - 2:38
     Blue Note CD: CDP 7243 8 52442 2 3 — My Hour Of Need   (1996)
d.     Go Down
e.     Bye Bye Blackbird  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)