Whitey Mitchell Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: April 13, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: ABC-Paramount

Whitey Mitchell (ldr), Steve Lacy (ss), Don Stratton (t), Tom Stewart (ah), Joe Puma (g), Whitey Mitchell (b), Gus Johnson, Osie Johnson (d)

a. 5199    Young Lesley  (Gordon 'Whitey' Mitchell) / arr: Neal Hefti
     ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC-126 — Whitey Mitchell Sextette   
b. 5200    Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman) / arr: Neal Hefti
     ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC-126 — Whitey Mitchell Sextette   
c. 5201    I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart  (Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond, Irving Mills) / arr: Neal Hefti
     ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC-126 — Whitey Mitchell Sextette   
d. 5202   alt Strike Up The Band  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Neal Hefti
e. 5203    You Stepped Out Of A Dream  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) / arr: Neal Hefti
     ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC-126 — Whitey Mitchell Sextette   

Gus Johnson (d) on c-e; Osie Johnson (d) on a-b.

Engineer: Irv Greenbaum


Date: April 23, 1956
Location: New York City
Label: ABC-Paramount

Whitey Mitchell (ldr), Steve Lacy (ss), Don Stratton (t), Tom Stewart (ah), Joe Puma (g), Whitey Mitchell (b), Osie Johnson (d)

a. 5204    Once In A While  (Michael Edwards, Bud Green) / arr: Neal Hefti
b. 5205    Over The Rainbow  (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) / arr: Neal Hefti
c. 5206    Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder) / arr: Neal Hefti
d. 5202A    Strike Up The Band  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) / arr: Neal Hefti
e. 5208    Why Don't You Take Up The Piccolo?  (Gordon 'Whitey' Mitchell) / arr: Neal Hefti
f. 5209    It Could Happen To You  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) / arr: Neal Hefti
All titles on:      ABC-Paramount LP 12": ABC-126 — Whitey Mitchell Sextette   

Engineer: Irv Greenbaum


Date: October 6, 1958
Location: New York City
Label: MGM

Whitey Mitchell (ldr), Pepper Adams (bar), Blue Mitchell (t), Frank Rehak (tb), Red Mitchell (p, b), André Previn (p, con), Whitey Mitchell (b), Frankie Capp (d)

a. a-01    Get Those Elephants Outa Here! - 3:58  (Keith 'Red' Mitchell)
b. a-02    My One And Only Love - 5:23  (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) / arr: Whitey Mitchell
c. a-03    In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - 4:22  (Bob Hilliard, Dave Mann)
d. a-04    Moten Swing - 4:20  (Benny Moten, Buster Moten) / arr: Whitey Mitchell
e. b-01    Monster Rally - 3:08  (Gordon 'Whitey' Mitchell)
f. b-02    Three Cheers - 7:15  (Keith 'Red' Mitchell)
g. b-03    Blues For Brian - 3:28  (Gordon 'Whitey' Mitchell)
h. b-04    Fraternity - 4:00  (Keith 'Red' Mitchell)
All titles on:      Metrojazz LP 12": E 1012 — Get Those Elephants Outa Here   

Pepper Adams (bar) on a-b, d-g; Blue Mitchell (t) on a-b, d-g; Frank Rehak (tb) on a-b, d-e, g; Red Mitchell (p) on c-d, f, h; (b) on a-b, e, g-h; André Previn (p) on a-b, g; (con) on b; Frankie Capp (d) on a-g.

According to Ruppli & Novitsky, matrix numbers 58-XY-1041 through 1049 were assigned, but order is unknown. But since there are only eight selections on the issued LP, it is possible that one additional selection remains unissued.