Note that Clifton Cliff Smalls often played piano when Hines sang or conducted - Smalls is listed generally as on (tb, p, arr). 8): Probable personnel: Arthur Walker, John Willie Cook, Fats Palmer (Palmer Davis), William Bill Douglas (tp); Augustus Gus Chappel, Walter Woogie Harris, Druie Bess (tb); Clifton Cliff Smalls (tb, p, arr); George Scoops Carry (as, cl); Lloyd Smith (as); Kermit Scott, Wardell Gray (ts); John Williams (bar); Ren Hall (el-g); Earl Hines (p, dir); Eugene Gene Thomas (b); David Chick Booth (d).Masters of Jazz did not include this recording in its Wardell Gray series, despite a 16 bar solo which I believe to have been played by Gray.John Birks Dizzy Gillespie, Al Killian, Freddie Webster, Maurice Shorty Mc Connell (tp); Claude Jones, Howard Scott, James Trummy Young (tb); Albert Budd Johnson, Jimmy Powell (as); Wardell Gray, Thomas Crump (ts); Rudy Rutherford (bar); Clyde Hart (p); Connie Wainwright (g); Oscar Pettiford (b); Rossiere Shadow Wilson (d); William Clarence Billy Eckstine (voc).Bill Eckstein Waxes Blues For De Luxe Records NEW YORK, April 29---Billy Eckstein, currently at the Onyx Club, cut two vocal blues for De Luxe this week, Good Jelly Blues and I Stay in the Mood for You. (...) A second waxing session with Eckstein and the ork is set up for next week. Notice the identical personnel on I Got A Date With Rhythm which appears to have first been issued in October of 1945, when it was backed by I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray by The Four Blues (MX# 148).In general, I have listed what I understand to be the first issue of each title as well as a few of the more recent and/or more readily available sources.
Reid, Howard Rye, Norman Saks, Dieter Salemann, Ivn Santiago-Mercado, Phil Schaap, Claude Schlouch, Loren Schoenberg, Han Schulte, Chris Sheridan, Peter Taylor, Malcolm Walker, Art Zimmerman, and Geoffrey Wheeler.
Jan Evensmo added an exhaustive and invaluable solography in the late 1990s, and Coover Gazdar published his Easy Swing discography at around that same time. I have endeavored here to point out those discrepancies, and - wherever possible - to attempt to make sense of them.
Further, I have tried to detail primary sources for as much of this information as possible.
Go Away Blues is a vocal feature for Betty Roch who is supported by obligatto played by Wardell and/or Kermit Scott.
The personnel for the Hines band during Wardell's stay is also unclear.