Pete LaRoca Sims Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published September 2005

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Peter Sims was born April 7, 1938 in New York City. The stage name Pete LaRoca was used during the 1950s and 1960s. 

While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Pete LaRoca Sims ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.

Thanks to contributors:

Lon Armstrong, Mark Ferrante, Guy Kopelowicz, Jonathan Kutler, Ronald Lyles, Chuck Nessa, Agustín Pérez, Milan Simich, Bertrand Überall, Barry Velleman, Jack Woker, Ben Young

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Jepsen, Raben, Bruyninckx, Lord
Michael Cuscuna & Michel Ruppli: The Blue Note Label
Yasuhiro Fujioka: John Coltrane Discography
David Meeker: Jazz On The Screen
Michel Ruppli: The Savoy Label
U.S. Library of Congress

This discography was produced using BRIAN, a computer discography database program created by Steve Albin. BRIAN is a significant step in the field of jazz research and holds much potential. I encourage discographers to investigate this program. Steve has been incredibly helpful in terms of technical support and in custom-tailoring this program.

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