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Benny Carter - DISCS - 10 inch

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BCD10_0001a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc SIDE A: Nat King Cole w. BC: "Cocktails for Two" 
SIDE B: Nat King Cole Trio: "Movie Tonight"; "I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder" [Spoken intro by BC]
Both sides derive from a radio broadcast with an audience; this source is probably an aircheck.
Oscar Moore (g); Johnny Miller (b) LA, Bocage Hotel?
5/31/1947
#175 BCD10_CD1
1;2;3
BCD10_CD1:

1) Cocktails for Two (BC)
2) Movie Tonight
3) I Wonder
BCD10_0002 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves lacquer disc BC w. unidentified female singer: "C'est Si Bon" Studio recording; BC solo LA?
ca. late 1950s?
X BCD10_CD1
4
4) C'est Si Bon
BCD10_0003 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves lacquer disc BC w. unidentified female singer: "How Sad?" (possible title) Studio recording; BC solo LA?
ca. late 1950s?
X BCD10_CD1
5
5) How Sad
BCD10_0004 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves lacquer disc BC w. unidentified female singer: "Talkin' a Blue Streak" Studio recording; BC solo LA?
ca. late 1950s?
X BCD10_CD1
6
6) Talkin' a Blue Streak
BCD10_0005a 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves lacquer disc - one side only matrix M101-2: unidentified ST (possibly TV film "The Hanged Man") large studio orch., strings, etc.
NOTE: This side is a march incorporating "Only Trust Your Heart" which BC says was written for "The Hanged Man"
LA
aired 1964
p. 757 BCD10_CD1
7
7) film ST - Only Trust Your Heart (march) -2
BCD10_0005b 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves lacquer disc - one side only matrix M101-4: unidentified ST (possibly TV film "The Hanged Man") large studio orch., strings, etc.
NOTE: Accompanying disc is a march incorporating "Only Trust Your Heart" which BC says was written for "The Hanged Man"
LA
aired 1964
p. 757 BCD10_CD1
8
8) film soundtrack - unknown title
BCD10_0006a/b 78.26 rpm commercial disc Skyway 103:
SIDE A: "Spring Fever Blues;" The Dream Dusters w. Jimmie Maddin and his Orch.
SIDE B: "Play Ball;" Jimmie Maddin and his Orch.
SIDE: A: Arr. by BC
SIDE B: Comp. by BC and Paul Vandervoort; Arr. by BC
LA
1954
p. 685 BCD10_CD1
9;10
9) Spring Fever Blues
10) Play Ball
BCD10_0007a/b 78.26 rpm commercial disc Skyway 104:
SIDE A: "I Stole De Wedding Bell;" Jimmie Maddin and his Orch.
SIDE B: "I Like a Shuffle Beat;" Jimmie Maddin and his Orch.
SIDE A: Comp. by BC and Paul Vandervoort; Arr. by BC
SIDE B: Arr. by BC
LA
1954
p. 685 BCD10_CD1
11;12
11) I Stole De Wedding Bell
12) I Like a Shuffle Beat
BCD10_0008a 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves laquer disc - Side A "A Kiss From You": on disc: #14904-M201-5 Probably TV ST (before melody had a name) LA
late 1950s - early 1960s?
X BCD10_CD1
13
13) A Kiss From You -5
BCD10_0008b 33 1/3 rpm coarse cut grooves laquer disc - Side B "A Kiss From You": on disc: #14904-M403-1 Probably TV ST (before melody had a name) LA
late 1950s - early 1960s?
X BCD10_CD1
14
14) A Kiss From You -1
BCD10_0009 78.26 rpm commercial disc London 17008: "I'd Rather Be a Rooster;" Scat Man Crothers Composed by by BC (under pseudonym Johnny Gomez) and Paul Vance (Vandervoort);
NOTE: Record this side only. DISC IS SLIGHTLY CRACKED AT THE EDGE.
LA
ca. 1949
p. 566 BCD10_CD1
15
15) I'd Rather Be a Rooster
BCD10_0010a/b 78.26 rpm micro-groove commercial disc (limited circulation) KPM Music Library 156:
SIDE A: "Be Cool" [In 2 Parts]
SIDE B: "Be Cool-C"/ "Discovery"/"Heels Up"
BC arrs and comps. for lease for movie/TV productions
NOTE: BC solos on some of these KPM tracks
Paris
May 1963
session #286 BCD10_CD1
16;17;
18;19;
20
16) Be Cool - A
17) Be Cool - B
18) Be Cool - C
19) Discovery
20) Heels Up
BCD10_0011a/b 78.26 rpm micro-groove commercial disc (limited circulation) KPM Music Library 157:
SIDE A: "Jazz Waltz-A"
SIDE B: "Jazz Waltz-B"/ "Jazz Waltz-C"/Metropole"/"Gotta Go Home"
BC arrs and comps. for lease for movie/TV productions
NOTE: BC solos on some of these KPM tracks
Paris
May 1963
session #286 BCD10_CD1
21;22;
23;24;
25
21) Jazz Waltz - A
22) Jazz Waltz - B
23) Jazz Waltz - C
24) Metropole
25) Gotta Go Home
BCD10_0011
[Part 2]a/b
78.26 rpm micro-groove commercial disc (limited circulation) KPM Music Library 158:
SIDE A: "Blue Yonder"-A/"Blue Yonder"-B/"Show Break"-1/"Show Break"-2/"Imminent"
SIDE B: "Catfish Row"/"Catfish Row" (link 1)/"Catfish Row" (link 2)/"One Way Out"
BC arrs and comps. for lease for movie/TV productions
NOTE: BC solos on some of these KPM tracks
Paris
May 1963
session #286 BCD10_CD1
26;27;
28;29;
30;31;
32;33;
34
26) Blue Yonder - A
27) Blue Yonder - B
28) Show Break -1
29) Show Break -2
30) Imminent
31) Catfish Row
32) Catfish Row (link 1)
33) Catfish Row (link 2)
34) One Way Out
BCD10_0012a/b 78.26 rpm micro-groove commercial disc (limited circulation) KPM Music Library 159:
SIDE A: "Vinho Verde"
SIDE B: "Easy Go"
BC arrs and comps. for lease for movie/TV productions
NOTE: BC solos on some of these KPM tracks
NOTE: do not digitize side B (not BC related)
Paris
May 1963
session #286 BCD10_CD1
35
35) Vinho Verde
BCD10_0013a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc BC song demos:
A: "The First Thing Every Morning"
B: "My Kind of Trouble Is You"
Unknown female vocalist; unknown piano, bass, drums.
BC solos (alto) on both sides.
LA?
X BCD10_CD1
36;37
36) The First Thing Every Morning
37) My Kind of Trouble Is You
BCD10_0014a/b 78.26 rpm commercial disc Coral 65045:
Miss Cornshucks w. BC and his Orchestra
A: "Rock Me To Sleep" (by BC and P. Vandervoort
B: "Papa Tree Top Blues"
BC arr both.
DISC CRACKED
LA
1951
p. 652 BCD10_CD1
38;39
38) Rock Me to Sleep
39) Papa Tree Top Blues
BCD10_0015 78.26 rpm commercial disc VITO VO 109
Helen Troy w. Van Alexander's Orch.
NOTE: You'll Never Get the Chance Again (by BC & P. Vandervoort)
Record this side only. DISC CRACKED
LA
1954
p. 711 BCD10_CD1
40
40) You'll Never Get the Chance Again
BCD10_0016 78.26 rpm commercial disc HMV (Denmark) X.6916:
Once Upon a Time by Borge Roger-Henrichsen's Orkester
Trumpet solo: Erik Parker
NOTE: Digitize Once Upon a Time only; BC comp.--modeled after BC 1933 recording Copenhagen?
1943
X BCD10_CD2
1
BCD10_CD2:

1) Once Upon a Time
BCD10_0017a/b 78.26 rpm commercial disc American 108:
Mae Williams w. the Jud Conlon Singers; orch. cond. by BC
A: "Ring Down the Curtain"
B: "Break Through"
LA
ca. 1955?
X BCD10_CD2
2;3
2) Ring Down the Curtain
3) Break Through
BCD10_0018 78.26 rpm commercial disc London 17014: Rock Me To Sleep by Rudy Render w. Maxwell Davis and his orch. NOTE: "Rock Me To Sleep" by BC/P. Vandervoort; record this side only LA?
ca. 1951
p. 699 BCD10_CD2
4
4) Rock Me to Sleep
BCD10_0019a/b 78.26 rpm commercial disc London 17009:
Virgie Austin
A:" I'm Such a Fool"
B: "That Ain't It"
both tunes comp: BC/Vandervoort
"That Ain't It" also arr. by BC
LA?
1950
p. 638 BCD10_CD2
5;6
5) I'm Such a Fool
6) That Ain't It
BCD10_0020 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo: "You Take My Heart" unknown female vocalist w. piano, bass, drums;
per Hilma's files: Writers are Jim Flint and Benny Carter.  Teri Music Co. contract of 8/5/57.  An Eddie Beale company.  SGA assignment returns song to writers 8/10/65,  Not copyrighted.
LA?
ca. 1957
X BCD10_CD2
7
7) You Take My Heart
BCD10_0021 78.26 rpm lacquer disc unknown female voc. w/piano
demo: "Little Mr. Playboy"

Composers: BC - Lilley
NOTE: Digitize side w. label only. Lead sheet with disc.
LA?
?
X BCD10_CD2
8
8) Little Mr. Playboy
BCD10_0022a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Cheatin' Lips,"
B: "Who's Boo-Hooin' Now"
 vocal by Lou and Don Robertson
Composers: BC - Vandervoort
"Who's Boo-Hooin'" lists "Gomez - Vandervoort"
[Gomez = pseudonym for BC]
LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
9;10
9) Cheatin' Lips
10) Who's Boo-Hooin' Now
BCD10_0023a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Oh, How I Love You"
B: "Friendless"
Unknown female singer w. piano acc.
Both tunes comp. by BC - Vandervoort LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
11;12
11) Oh, How I Love You
12) Friendless
BCD10_0023
[Part 2]
78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo: "Welcome Home"
unknown male vocalist w. piano acc.
Comp. by BC - Vandervoort
NOTE: One side only.
LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
13
13) Welcome Home
BCD10_0024 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo: "The Record Song"
BC vocal acc. by own piano
Words & music by BC-Paul Vandervoort
(per lead sheet)
LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
14
14) The Record Song
BCD10_0025a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "All Alone and Lonesome"
unknown female voc. w. piano, bass, drums; BC alto sax, opening solo
B: "Never Say No To Love"
unknown female voc. w. piano, bass, drums; BC alto sax intro and solo
A: by BC-Paul Herrock (per lead sheet)

B: BC-comp
LA
ca. 1951
session 199A BCD10_CD2
15;16
15) All Alone and Lonesome
16) Never Say No To Love
BCD10_0026a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Slow But Sure"
B: "You Can't Tell a Book by Its Cover"
unknown female voc. w. piano acc. on both
Both comp. by BC and Adeline Hanson LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
17;18
17) Slow But Sure
18) You Can't Tell a Book by Its Cover
BCD10_0027 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo:
"Slow But Sure"
Lou Dinning, voc., w. piano acc
Comp. by BC and Adeline Hanson; lead sheet w. disc
NOTE: Severely warped.
LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
19
19) Slow But Sure
BCD10_0028a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "You're Gonna Miss It"
B: "Keepin' Pappy Happy"
unknown female voc. w. piano acc. on both
Comp. by BC - Vandervoort
NOTE: lead sheet for "Keepin' Pappy Happy" w. disc.
LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
20;21
20) You're Gonna Miss It
21) Keepin' Pappy Happy
BCD10_0029a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Oh, How I Love You"
B: "Friendless"
unknown female voc. w. piano acc. onboth
Both comp. by BC - Vandervoort LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
22;23
22)  Oh, How I Love You
23) Friendless
BCD10_0030 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo:
"The First Thing (Every Morning)"
unknown male vocal group w. strings
BC comp. LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
24
24) The First Thing (Every Morning)
BCD10_0031a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "I'm a Bad Loser" (?)
B: "It's Twelve O'Clock" (?)
unknown male vocal, tenor sax solo on both
BC comp? LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
25;26
25) I'm a Bad Loser
26) It's Twelve O'Clock
BCD10_0032 78.26 rpm lacquer disc A: "I Just Can't Figure You Out"
Kitty White, voc. w. piano acc.
Comp. by BC - Adeline Hanson LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
27
27) I Just Can't Figure You Out
BCD10_0033 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo:
"Every Day Religion"
unknown male vocal & recitation w. vocal group
BC comp? LA
?
X BCD10_CD2
28
28) Every Day Religion
BCD10_0034a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "That's My Home Town"
BC vocal & prob. piano acc.
B: "Baby Loves It"
unknown female vocal w. piano
Both composed by BC - Vandervoort LA
?
session 199A BCD10_CD3
1;2
BCD10_CD3:

1) That's My Home Town
2) Baby Loves It
BCD10_0035 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demo:
"Wanderin' Man" (?)
male vocalist w. piano acc.
Words and music by Lois Peters-BC (per lead sheet) LA
?
X BCD10_CD3
3
3) Wanderin' Man
BCD10_0036a/b;
BCD10_0036
[Copy 2]
78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "The Music Didn't Want to End"
B: as A, possibly diff. take
male vocalist w. piano acc.
Comp. by BC - Irving Gordon

NOTE: Two copies included--pick best for transfer.
N.B.: All takes were copied.
LA
12/3/47 on label
X BCD10_CD3
4;5;6
4) The Music Didn't Want to End
5) as above - diff. take?
6) as above - diff. take?
BCD10_0037a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Desert Rain"
unknown male vocalist w/piano acc.
B: "Desert Rain"
BC alto sax w. piano acc.
composed by BC - Lois Peters LA
?
X BCD10_CD3
7;8
7) Desert Rain (vocal)
8) Desert Rain (BC alto)
BCD10_0038a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "Baby Loves It"
female vocalist with piano acc.
NOTE: Different from version on BCD10_0034B

B: "That's The Kind of Boy (For Me)"
unknown female vocalist with piano acc.
Both composed by BC - Vandervoort LA
?
X BCD10_CD3
9;10
9) Baby Loves It
10) That's The Kind of Boy (For Me)"
BCD10_0039a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc demos:
A: "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" (?)
unknown female vocalist w. piano, bass, guitar
B: "Everybody's Got a Home But Me" (?)
unknown female vocalist w. piano, bass
A: BC comp? (no lead sheet in IJS files)
B: BC comp?
BCD10_CD3
11;12
11) You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
12) Everybody's Got a Home But Me
BCD10_0040a/b 78.26 rpm lacquer disc A: demo? "The Whale Song"
Scatman Crothers - v (w. orch)
B: "Harlequin Bounce"
BC orch.
A: BC leads band (audible countoff); prob. arr
B: probably ST from Universal band short
LA
A: ca. 1950
B: 1950
A: X

B: session 198A
BCD10_CD3
13;14
13) The Whale Song
14) Harlequin Bounce
BCD10_0041a/b 78.26 rpm shellac pressing Stormy Weather Soundtrack:
A: "My, My, Ain't That Something?"
Bill Robinson (v) w. Cab Calloway Orch. (TCF212)
B: "Salt Lake City Blues"
May Johnson (v) (TCF213)
BC prob. arr on both LA
Jan.-Feb. 1943
A: session 119
B: X
BCD10_CD3
15,16
15) My, My, Ain't That Something?"
16) Salt Lake City Blues
BCD10_0042a/b 78.26 rpm shellac pressing Stormy Weather Soundtrack:
A: "There's No Two Ways About Love"
Lena Horne (v) (TCF200)
B: "Diga Diga Doo"
Lena Horne (v) (TCF202)
BC prob. arr LA
Jan.-Feb. 1943
X BCD10_CD3
17;18
17) There's No Two Ways About Love
18) Diga Diga Doo
BCD10_0043 78.26 rpm shellac pressing Stormy Weather Soundtrack:
A: "Cake Walk" (TCF199)
B: "There's No Two Ways About Love"
Lena Horne (v) (TCF200)
(repeated from BCD10_0042a)
NOTE: Digitize A only;
BC prob. arr
LA
Jan.-Feb. 1943
X BCD10_CD3
19
19) Cake Walk

* For some of these recordings, more information may be available in the Benny Carter discography in volume 2 of Benny Carter: A Life in American Music, 2nd edition (Scarecrow Press, 2002) by Morroe Berger, Edward Berger and James Patrick. The Berger Reference column lists relevant page numbers or session numbers from that work.

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