Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mary Lou WIlliams-Pt 1

The great pianist-composer-arranger-bandleader Mary Lou Williams is featured on this edition of the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour. On this show, you will hear recordings from 1927-1945.
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PLAYLIST

Midnight Stomp,The Bumps Jeanette James and her Synco Jazzers Paramount, 1927

Goose Grease John WIlliams' Synco Jazzers- Henry McCord, tp; Bradley Bullett, tb; John Williams, as + bass-sax; Mary Leo Burley(misspelled) (Mary Lou Williams), p; Joe Williams, banjo; Robert Price, dr. Chicago,  Paramount, 1927

Cloudy-and Casey Jones Special-Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy- Claude FIddler WIlliams-violin  Gene Prince, Harry Lawson, tp; Allen Durham, tb; John Harrington, cl + as; John Williams, as + bar; Lawrence Freeman, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p +arr; William Dirvin, bj + g; Andy Kirk, bassax + ldr; Edward McNeil, dr; Harry Lawson, Billy Massey voc. Brunswick, 1929

Somepin' Slow and Low and Lotta Sax Appeal- John Williams and His Memphis Stompers- Gene Prince, Harry Lawson, tp; Allen Durham, tb; John Harrington, cl + as; John Williams, as + bs; Lawrence Freeman, ts; Claude Williams, viol; Mary Lou Williams, p + arr; William Dirvin, bj + g; Andy Kirk, b, bass-s + ld; Kansas City, 1929 Vocalion

Night Life solo MLW Chicago, 1930  Brunswick

Loose Ankles-Snag It- Marys Idea
-Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy- Edgar Battle, Harry Lawson, tp; Allen Durham, tb; John Harrington, cl + as; John Williams, as + bar; Lawrence Freeman, ts; Claude Williams, vln; Mary Lou Williams, p +arr; William Dirvin, bj + g; Andy Kirk, bassax + ldr; Edward McNeil, dr; Harry Lawson, Billy Massey voc. Brunswick 1930

Getting off a Mess-Andy Kirk and His Seven Little Clouds of Joy-Harry Lawson, tp; Allen Durham, tb; John Harrington, as + cl; + same rhythm section only 1930 Brunswick

I Need Lovin', There's Rhythm in the River,
BLANCHE CALLOWAY AND HER JOY BOYS Harry Lawson, Edgar Battle, tps; Clarence Smith, tp + viol; Floyd Brady, tb; John Harrington, cl + as; John Williams, as; Lawrence Freeman, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p; Bill Dirvin, bj; Andy Kirk, b; Ben Thipgen, dr; Blanche Calloway, Billy Massey, voc. Victor 1931

Walkin' and Swingin, Moten swing, All the Jive Is Gone -Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy- Harry Lawson, Paul King, tp; Eart Thompson, tp +  Ted Donnelly, Henry Wells, tb; John Harrington, cl + as + bar; John Williams, as + bar; Dick Wilson, ts; Claude Williams, vln; Mary Lou Williams, p + arr; Ted Robinson, g; Booker Collins, b; Ed Thigpen, dr + voc; Pha Terrell, voc. New York,  1936 Decca

Corny rhythm, Swingin' For Joy, Clean Pickin' 1936- Mary Lou Williams Trio, p; Booker Collins, b; Ben Thipgen, dr. Decca

Roll Em, Camel Hop 1937-  Benny Goodman, and His Orchestra- Benny Goodman, cl; Ziggy Elman, Gordon Griffin, Harry James, tp; Red Ballard, Murray McEachern, tb; Hymie Schertzer, George Koenig, as; Vido Musso, Arthur Rollini, ts; Jess Stacy, p; Allan Reuss, g; Harry Goodman, b; Gene Krupa, dr; Mary Lou Williams, arr. Victor

A Mellow Bit of Rhythm, Why Can't We Do It Again?
-Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy-see above personnel. Decca, 1937

Arkansas Blues, You don't know my mind-Mildred Bailey, and he Oxford Greys Mary Lou Williams, p; Floyd Smith, g; John Williams, b; Eddie Dougherty, dr; Mildred Bailey, voc. Vocalion. 1939

Zonky- Mary Lou Williams Blues, SIx Men and A Girl- Earl Thompson, tp; Earl Buddy Miller, cl + as; Dick Wilson, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p; Floyd Smith, g; Booker Collins, b; Ben Thipgen, dr. Varsity 1940

Harmony Blues, Baby Dear  Mary Lou WIlliams and Her Kansas City Seven
Harold Baker, tp; Ted Donelly, tb; Edward Inge, cl; Dick Wilson, ts; Mary Lou Williams, p; Booker Collins, b; Ben Thipgen, dr Decca, 1940

Cuban Boogie Woogie, Ring Dem Bells  Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy-Clarence Trice, Harold Baker, Harry Lawoon, tp; Ted Donnelly, tb; Henry Wells, tb + voc; John Harrington, cl +as + bar; Rudy Powell cl + as; Dick Wilson, Edward Inge cl + ts; Mary Lou Williams, p +arr; Floyd Smith, g + el-g; Booker Collins, b; Ben Thigpen, dr; June Richmond, Pha Terrell voc. Decca. 1941

Yesterdays, Blue Skies M.L. WIlliams solo 1944-Folkways

Marcheta, Taurus Mood  Mary Lou Williams Trio- Mary Lou Williams, p; Al Lucas, b; Jack Parker, dr NYC, March 7, 1944 Folkways

Roll 'Em, Yesterday's Kisses  Mary Lou Williams and Her Chosen Five Frank Newton, tp; Vic Dickenson, tb; Ed Hall, cl;Al Lucas, b; Jack Parker, dr. NYC, 1944 folkways

Blue Skies- MLW arr. for Duke Ellington. Solos by Lawrence Brown Rex Stewart, Al Sears, Hodges, Hurricane Restaurant, NYC May 21, 1944 Musica Jazz

This and That Mary Lou Williams and He Orchestra- Bill Coleman, tp; Mary Lou Williams, p; Eddie Robinson, b; added: Claude Green (1), cl; Joe Evans (2), as; Coleman Hawkins (3), ts; Denzil Best (4), dr. NY 1944 Asch

Aries Mary Lou Williams Trio from Zodiac Suite(12 parts) Mary Lou Williams, p; Al Lucas, b; Jack The Bear Parker, dr. NYC,  Asch, 1945

Rhumba Re-Bop, Blues At Mary Lou's,  Mary Lou Williams Girl Stars- Majorie Hyams, vib; Mary Lou Williams, p; Mary Osborne, g + voc; Bea Taylor, b; Bridget O'Flynn, dr. NYC, Continental, 1945

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