Rod Levitt Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: July 1963
Location: Plaza Sound Studios, New York City
Label: Riverside

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, enh, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. a-01    Holler - 9:08  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. a-02    Ah! Spain - 4:31  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. a-03    Jelly Man - 4:57  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
d. b-01    Upper Bay - 8:52  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
e. b-02    El General - 4:29  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
f. b-03    His Master's Voice - 8:04  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      Riverside LP 12": RLP 471 — The Dynamic Sound Patterns Of The Rod Levitt Orchestra   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1955-2 — The Dynamic Sound Patterns Of The Rod Levitt Orchestra   

Date: July 3, 1964
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Freebody Park, Newport, RI
Label: [radio broadcast]

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (f, ts), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Buzz Renn (as), Bob Zottola (t), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a.     Down Memory Lane - 3:59  (Rod Levitt)

Spoken comments by Willis Conover and Rod Levitt (0:50) follow the final selection. Other performances apparently not recorded.


Date: December 9, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, bcl, as), Gene Allen (cl, bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. RPA1-7923    Fugue For Tinhorns - 3:35  (Frank Loesser) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. RPA1-7924    Oh, You Beautiful Doll - 2:10  (Nat D. Ayer, Seymour Brown) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. RPA1-7925    Cherry - 2:09  (Don Redman, Ray Gilbert) / arr: Rod Levitt
d. RPA1-7926    All I Do Is Dream Of You - 3:03  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3372 — Insight   

Date: December 10, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, bcl, as), Gene Allen (cl, bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. RPA1-7927    Vera Cruz - 3:34  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
     Bluebird CD: 6471-2 — Jazz Workshop: The Arrangers   (1987)
b. RPA1-7928    Stop Those Men! - 5:15  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3372 — Insight   

Date: December 11, 1964
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, bcl, as), Gene Allen (cl, bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. RPA1-7931    Holler No. 3 - 3:34  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
     Bluebird CD: 6471-2 — Jazz Workshop: The Arrangers   (1987)
b. RPA1-7932    Insight - 2:39  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. RPA1-7933    The Mayor Of Vermont Village - 7:56  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3372 — Insight   

Date: July 7, 1965
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. SPA1-6733    Greenup - 3:53  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
     Bluebird CD: 6471-2 — Jazz Workshop: The Arrangers   (1987)
b. SPA1-6734    San Francisco - 2:47  (Bronislau Kaper, Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. SPA1-6735    I Wanna Stomp - 5:21  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3448 — Solid Ground   (1966)

Date: July 8, 1965
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. SPA1-6736    Morning In Montevideo - 3:25  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
     Bluebird CD: 6471-2 — Jazz Workshop: The Arrangers   (1987)
b. SPA1-6737    Rio Rita - 2:40  (Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. SPA1-6738    Mr. Barrelhouse - 6:34  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
     Bluebird CD: 6471-2 — Jazz Workshop: The Arrangers   (1987)
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3448 — Solid Ground   (1966)

Date: July 9, 1965
Location: RCA Victor Studio A, New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Rolf Ericson (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. SPA1-6739    Borough Hall - 8:31  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. SPA1-6740    Levittown - 4:49  (Rod Levitt) / arr: Rod Levitt
Both titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3448 — Solid Ground   (1966)

Date: March 9, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Bill Berry (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. TPA1-3246    Forty-Second Street  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. TPA1-3247    Shuffle Off To Buffalo  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. TPA1-3248    Twilight On The Trail  (Louis Alter, Sidney Mitchell) / arr: Rod Levitt
d. TPA1-3249    About A Quarter To Nine  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3615 — 42nd Street   

Date: March 10, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Bill Berry (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. TPA1-3250    We're In The Money [aka The Gold Diggers Song]  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. TPA1-3251    Alone  (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. TPA1-3252    Please  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) / arr: Rod Levitt
d. TPA1-3253    I'm Shootin' High  (Jimmy McHugh, Ted Koehler) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3615 — 42nd Street   

Date: March 11, 1966
Location: New York City
Label: RCA Victor

Rod Levitt (ldr), George Marge (pic, f, af, ob, cl, ts), Buzz Renn (f, cl, as), Gene Allen (bcl, bar), Bill Berry (t, fh), Rod Levitt (tb), Sy Johnson (p), John Beal (b), Ronnie Bedford (d)

a. TPA1-3254    When Did You Leave Heaven?  (Walter Bullock, Richard Whiting) / arr: Rod Levitt
b. TPA1-3255    Lulu's Back In Town  (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) / arr: Rod Levitt
c. TPA1-3256    Here Lies Love  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger) / arr: Rod Levitt
d. TPA1-3257    Paramount On Parade  (Elsie Janis, Jack King) / arr: Rod Levitt
All titles on:      RCA Victor LP 12": LSP 3615 — 42nd Street