Carmen McRae - The 1940's & 50's



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Date: May 17, 1946
Location: New York City

Mercer Ellington (ldr), Carmen McRae (v), Curby Alexander, Jackie Fields (as), Alva McCain, Freddie Williams (ts), Ben Webster (bar), Eddie Boozier, Kenny Dorham, Bobby Williams (t), Ted Kelly, Dan Minor, Don Stovall (tb), Bill Pemberton (b), Luther Henderson (p), Heyward Jackson (d)

a.5501Moon Mist - 00:0   (Mercer Ellington)
     unissued
b.5502Metronome All Out  (unknown)
     unissued
c.5503Pass Me By - 02:47  (Mercer Ellington)
     Musicraft 78 12": Musicraft 379 - Pass Me By
d.5504She Shoulda Flipped When He Flopped  (unknown)
     unissued
         
 

Omit Mercer Ellington (ldr) on b. Omit Carmen McRae (v) on b, d.

On this session, Carmen was listed as Carmen Clarke.


Date: ca. July 10, 1948
Location: Onyx Club, New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Charlie Parker (as), unknown (ts), Miles Davis (t), Tommy Potter (b), Duke Jordan (p), Max Roach (d)

a.Yardbird Suite - 02:37  (Charlie Parker)
     Definitive CD: DRCD11229 - The Complete Onyx Recordings (2003)
b.Yardbird Suite - 00:18  (Charlie Parker)
Both titles on: -     Mosaic CD: 129 - The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings of Charlie Parker

a performed as medley.

b performed as medley.


Date: ca. 1953

Carmen McRae (v), Matt Matthews (acc), Herbie Mann (f, ts), Mundell Lowe (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.ST 301Wanting You - 02:38  (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.ST 302A Foggy Day - 02:00  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Stardust LP 12": SDS-118 - A Foggy Day
Both titles on: -     Stardust 78: 1002 - A Foggy Day
-     Stardust 45: Stardust 1002 - Wanting You


Date: ca. 1953

Carmen McRae (v), Larry Elgart and His Orchestra (acc), Larry Elgart (as), unknown (b, str, p, d)

a.ST 305Autumn Nocturne - 02:41  (Kim Gannon, Joseph Myrow)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1001 - In Love In Vain
b.Oh, My Darling - 02:40  (unknown)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1004 - Are You Happy? / Oh My Darling
     Stardust LP 12": SDS-118 - A Foggy Day
c.ST 308In Love In Vain - 02:28  (Jerome Kern, Leo Robin)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1001 - In Love In Vain
         
 


Date: ca. 1953

Carmen McRae (v), The Sy Oliver Orchestra (acc), unknown (t, tb, g, b, str, p, d)

a.ST 309Go Slow - 03:14  (Leonard)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1003 - Go Slow
b.ST 310Charlie Is My Darling - 02:45  (Leonard)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1003 - Go Slow
c.Are You Happy? - 03:17  (unknown)
     Stardust 45: Stardust 1004 - Are You Happy? / Oh My Darling
All titles on: -     Stardust LP 12": SDS-118 - A Foggy Day


Date: October 6, 1954
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Herbie Mann (f, ts), Mundell Lowe (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Matt Matthews (pac), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.Easy To Love - 02:26  (Cole Porter)
     Bethlehem 45: BEP-108 - Carmen McRae with Mat Matthews Quartet
     Bethlehem 45: REN1094 - London's Girl Friends #3 (1957)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": EXLP6 - Bethlehem's Best
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6006 - Bethlehem's Girl Friends (1956)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6068 - Jazz Vocals Awards Album (1963)
b.V 301Tip Toe Gently - 02:40  (Matt Matthews, Paulette Girard)
     Bethlehem 45: BEP-108 - Carmen McRae with Mat Matthews Quartet
     Venus 45: Venus 101 - Old Devil Moon
     Bethlehem 45: REN1094 - London's Girl Friends #3 (1957)
     Bethlehem 45: - If I'm Lucky (I'll Be The One) (1958)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6006 - Bethlehem's Girl Friends (1956)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
c.V 302If I'm Lucky (I'll Be The One) - 03:17  (C. Darwin, Paulette Girard)
     Bethlehem 45: BEP-108 - Carmen McRae with Mat Matthews Quartet
     Decca 45: 29324 - Ooh (Whatcha Doin' To Me) (1954)
     Bethlehem 45: REN1094 - London's Girl Friends #3 (1957)
     Bethlehem 45: - If I'm Lucky (I'll Be The One) (1958)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6006 - Bethlehem's Girl Friends (1956)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
d.Old Devil Moon - 02:40  (E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane)
     Bethlehem 45: BEP-108 - Carmen McRae with Mat Matthews Quartet
     Venus 45: Venus 101 - Old Devil Moon
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
e.ALTOld Devil Moon - 02:37  (E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane)
All titles on: -     Toshiba/EMI LP 12": TOCJ-62074 - Carmen McRae & Julie London
-     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
-     Bethlehem CD: 20-30162 - Carmen McRae (1994)
-     Rhino CD: 75990 - Carmen McRae (2000)
-     Charly CD: SNAP120CD - Carmen McRae (2003)


Date: October 8, 1954
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.86914Keep Me In Mind - 03:04  (Chuck Sweeney, N. King)
     Decca 78: Decca 29398 - Keep Me In Mind (1955)
     Decca 45: 29398 - Keep Me In Mind (1954)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
b.86915Ooh, What'cha Doin' To Me - 02:16  (A. Fields, T. Rogers)
     Decca 45: 29324 - Ooh (Whatcha Doin' To Me) (1954)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
c.86916They All Laughed - 02:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca 78: Decca 29398 - Keep Me In Mind (1955)
     Decca 45: 29398 - Keep Me In Mind (1954)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
d.86917If I'm Lucky (I'll Be The One) - 03:00  (C. Darwin, Paulette Girard)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
         
 


Date: December 1954
Location: VanGelder Studio, New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Tony Scott (cl), Skip Fawcett (b), Dick Katz (p), Osie Johnson (d)

a.You Made Me Care - 02:09  (Hubert Giraud, C. Darwin)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
b.ALTYou Made Me Care - 02:09  (Hubert Giraud, C. Darwin)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
c.The Last Time For Love - 03:05  (Carmen McRae)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
d.ALTThe Last Time For Love - 03:03  (Carmen McRae)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
e.Too Much In Love To Care - 02:33  (Carroll Coates, Kriegsmann)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6041 - Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
     Bethlehem CD: - Nina Simone And Her Friends
f.ALTToo Much In Love To Care - 03:19  (Carroll Coates, Kriegsmann)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6041 - Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
     Bethlehem CD: - Nina Simone And Her Friends
g.ALT 2Too Much In Love To Care - 02:20  (Carroll Coates, Kriegsmann)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP 6041 - Nina Simone And Her Friends (1959)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
     Bethlehem CD: - Nina Simone And Her Friends
All titles on: -     Toshiba/EMI LP 12": TOCJ-62074 - Carmen McRae & Julie London
-     Bethlehem CD: 20-30162 - Carmen McRae (1994)
-     Rhino CD: 75990 - Carmen McRae (2000)
-     Charly CD: SNAP120CD - Carmen McRae (2003)


Date: December 1954
Location: VanGelder Studio, New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Skip Fawcett (b), Tony Scott (p), Osie Johnson (d)

a.Misery - 03:53  (Tony Scott)
     Bethlehem 45: REN1094 - London's Girl Friends #3 (1957)
     Bethlehem LP 10": BCP-1023 - Carmen McRae (1955)
     Toshiba/EMI LP 12": TOCJ-62074 - Carmen McRae & Julie London
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6006 - Bethlehem's Girl Friends (1956)
     Bethlehem LP 12": BCP-6004 - The First of Carmen McRae - The Bethlehem Years (1976)
     Charly CD: CDGR 129 - Carmen McRae
     Bethlehem CD: 20-30162 - Carmen McRae (1994)
     Rhino CD: 75990 - Carmen McRae (2000)
     Charly CD: SNAP120CD - Carmen McRae (2003)
         
 


Date: February 21, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc), Dave Lambert Singers (bv)

a.87464Get Set - 02:44  (James Oliver, Trummy Young)
     Decca 45: 29555 - Get Set (1955)
b.87465Whatever Lola Wants - 02:58  (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
     Decca 45: 29472 - Am I The One To Blame? / Whatever Lola Wants
     Decca 45: 29472 - Whatever Lola Wants (1955)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
c.87466Am I The One To Blame?  (Gallop, Brewster)
     Decca 45: 29472 - Am I The One To Blame? / Whatever Lola Wants
     Decca 45: 29472 - Whatever Lola Wants (1955)
d.87467You Don't Have To Tell Me - 02:58  (Carroll Coates)
     Decca 45: 29555 - Get Set (1955)
         
 


Date: May 2, 1955
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York City

Sammy Davis Jr., Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.87850A Fine Romance - 02:54  (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8490 - Boy Meets Girl (1957)
b.87851I Go For You - 02:56  (L. Carr, Hal David)
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
Both titles on: -     Decca 45: 29620 - A Fine Romance
-     Decca 45: 29620 - I Go For You (1955)
-     MCA CD: 25P2-2827 - Boy Meets Girl (1993)
-     Verve CD: 5895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Complete Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca (2005)
-     Decca CD: 73145895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae Complete on Decca (2005)

Omit Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc) on a.


Date: June 14, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Mundell Lowe (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Dick Katz, Carmen McRae, Billy Strayhorn (p), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.88140Just One Of Those Things - 02:44  (Cole Porter)
     Decca 45: ED-2280 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
b.88141Sometimes I'm Happy - 02:38  (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans, Clifford Grey, King Pleasure)
     Decca 45: ED-2279 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
c.88142Something To Live For - 03:11  (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
     Decca 45: ED-2279 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
d.88143Love Is Here To Stay - 02:44  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca 78: 29675 - Love Is Here To Stay (1955)
     Decca 45: ED-2279 - By Special Request
     Decca 45: 29675 - This Will Make You Laugh (1955)
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
e.88144I Can't Get Started - 03:22  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca 45: ED-2280 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
f.88145This Will Make You Laugh - 03:27  (Irene Higginbotham)
     Decca 78: 29675 - Love Is Here To Stay (1955)
     Decca 45: ED-2280 - By Special Request
     Decca 45: 29675 - This Will Make You Laugh (1955)
g.88146Supper Time - 03:04  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca 45: ED-2281 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8173 - By Special Request
-     Decca LP 12": MG-4219 - By Special Request (1973)
-     Decca LP 12": VIM-4512 - By Special Request (1977)
-     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
-     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)

Omit Mundell Lowe (g) on c. Omit Wendell Marshall (b) on g. Omit Dick Katz (p) on c, g. Carmen McRae (p) on g only. Billy Strayhorn (p) on c only. Omit Kenny Clarke (d) on c, g.


Date: June 16, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Herbie Mann (f), Mundell Lowe (g), Wendell Marshall (b), Dick Katz (p), Matt Matthews (pac), Kenny Clarke (d)

a.88147My One And Only Love - 03:14  (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin)
     Decca 45: ED-2281 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     GRP CD: 9935 - Priceless Jazz Collection - A Time For Love (1998)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
b.88148Yardbird Suite - 02:02  (Charlie Parker)
     Decca 45: ED-2280 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
c.88149Give Me The Simple Life - 02:24  (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby)
     Decca 45: ED-2279 - By Special Request
d.88150I'll Remember April - 02:42  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
     Decca 45: ED-2281 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
e.88151You Took Advantage Of Me - 02:40  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Decca 45: ED-2281 - By Special Request
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: - The Ultimate Diva Collection (2003)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8173 - By Special Request
-     Decca LP 12": MG-4219 - By Special Request (1973)
-     Decca LP 12": VIM-4512 - By Special Request (1977)
-     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request


Date: November 3, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.88860Tonight He's Out To Break Another Heart - 02:58  (J. Fine, M. Wolfson, E.R. White)
     Decca 45: 29890 - Tonight He's Out To Break Another Heart
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
b.88861Come On, Come In - 02:10  (Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Al Frisch)
     Decca 45: 9-29749 - Come On, Come In (1955)
     Decca 45: 9-29749 - The Next Time It Happens (1955)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8316 - The Feminine Touch
c.88862The Next Time It Happens - 02:55  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Decca 45: 9-29749 - Come On, Come In (1955)
     Decca 45: 9-29749 - The Next Time It Happens (1955)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     MCA Classics CD: MCAD-10775 - The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection (1993)
d.88863Come Down To Earth, Mr. Smith - 02:27  (D. Mann, J. Murray)
     Decca 78: Decca 29793 - I Guess I'll Dress Up For The Blues (1956)
     Decca 45: 29793 - Come Down To Earth, Mr. Smith (1956)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8316 - The Feminine Touch
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
         
 


Date: December 16, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc), Al Klink (ts), Joe Wilder (t), Dan Perri (g), Andy Ackers (p)

a.89011My Future Just Passed - 03:18  (Richard Whiting, George Marion, Jr.)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
     Smithsonian Collection CD: AD 048-22 - Richard A. Whiting 1891-1938 (1994)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)
b.89012If You'd Stay The Way I Dream About You - 02:47  (Irene Kitchings, Arthur Louis Herzog, Jr.)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)
c.89013Speak Low - 03:07  (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
d.89014But Beautiful - 02:55  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)
e.89015I Guess I'll Dress Up For The Blues - 02:38  (Mack David, Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke)
     Decca 78: Decca 29793 - I Guess I'll Dress Up For The Blues (1956)
     Decca 45: 29793 - Come Down To Earth, Mr. Smith (1956)
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
         
 


Date: December 29, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Ralph Burns (con, a), Ralph Burns' Orchestra (acc), Al Klink (ts), Joe Wilder (t), Dan Perri (g), Andy Ackers (p)

a.89093Yesterdays - 02:33  (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Time Life Music CD: 12905 - The Classic Jazz Collection - The Fifties
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
b.89094Midnight Sun - 03:45  (Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke, Lionel Hampton)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
c.89095Last Night When We Were Young - 02:38  (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
d.89096Good Morning Heartache - 03:20  (Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham, Dan Fisher)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
-     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
-     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
-     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
-     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)


Date: December 30, 1955
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc), Al Klink (ts), Joe Wilder (t), Dan Perri (g), Andy Ackers (p)

a.89097I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - 03:10  (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.89098We'll Be Together Again - 03:04  (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
c.89099I'm A Dreamer, Aren't We All - 02:48  (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson)
     Decca 45: 30112 - The Party's Over
     Brunswick 45: 05632 - I'm A Dreamer (1956)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
d.89100Star Eyes - 03:08  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Decca 45: 29890 - Tonight He's Out To Break Another Heart
     Brunswick 45: 05632 - I'm A Dreamer (1956)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8267 - Torchy!
-     Decca CD: MVCJ-19198 - Torchy!
-     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
-     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
-     Unknown CD: UCCC-9086 - Torchy (2004)


Date: March 28, 1956
Location: New York City

Carmen McRae (v), Tadd Dameron (con, a), Tadd Dameron Orchestra (acc)

a.89629Blue Moon - 02:35  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.89630I Was Doing All Right - 02:49  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
c.89631I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket - 02:24  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca 78: 30075 - Namely You (1956)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
d.89632Nowhere - 02:45  (Joe Mooney)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8347 - Blue Moon (1957)
-     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
-     Verve CD: 314 543 829-2 - Blue Moon (2000)
-     Universal CD: UCC3014 - Blue Moon (2001)
-     Universal CD: UCCU5233 - Blue Moon (2004)


Date: March 29, 1956
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jimmy Mundy (con, a), Jimmy Mundy Orchestra (acc)

a.89653My Foolish Heart - 03:12  (Ned Washington, Victor Popular Young)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.89654Lush Life - 03:35  (Billy Strayhorn)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
c.89655Until The Real Thing Comes Along - 03:21  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols)
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
d.89656Laughing Boy - 03:01  (Jack Segal)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8347 - Blue Moon (1957)
-     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
-     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
-     Verve CD: 314 543 829-2 - Blue Moon (2000)
-     Universal CD: UCC3014 - Blue Moon (2001)
-     Universal CD: UCCU5233 - Blue Moon (2004)


Date: March 30, 1956
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jimmy Mundy (con, a), Jimmy Mundy Orchestra (acc)

a.89683Summer Is Gone - 03:27  (Don Costa, J. Raker)
b.89684Lilacs In The Rain - 02:52  (Peter De Rose, Mitchell Parish)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
c.89685All This Could Lead To Love - 03:12  (Mundell Lowe, W. Bishop)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
d.89686Even If It Breaks My Heart - 02:35  (Carol M. Henry, Richard Carter)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8347 - Blue Moon (1957)
-     MCA CD: MCLD19392 - Torchy!/Blue Moon
-     Verve CD: 314 543 829-2 - Blue Moon (2000)
-     Universal CD: UCC3014 - Blue Moon (2001)
-     Universal CD: UCCU5233 - Blue Moon (2004)


Date: May 4, 1956
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.89904You Don't Know Me - 02:38  (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker)
     Decca 78: Decca 29949 - You Don't Know Me (1956)
     Decca 45: 29949 - You Don't Know Me
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
b.89905Never Loved Him Anyhow - 02:15  (Phil Springer, Fred Ebb)
     Decca 78: Decca 29949 - You Don't Know Me (1956)
     Decca 45: 29949 - You Don't Know Me
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
c.89906Skyliner - 02:56  (Dale Bennett)
     Decca 78: Decca 30004 - Skyliner (1957)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
d.89907If You Should Leave Me - 02:48  (Sam H. Stept)
     Decca 78: Decca 30004 - Skyliner (1957)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
         
 

Omit Jack Pleis (dir) on b, d.


Date: September 4, 1956
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.100557The Party's Over - 02:50  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
     Decca 45: 30112 - The Party's Over
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
b.100558Namely You - 02:46  (Johnny Mercer, Gene DePaul)
     Decca 78: 30075 - Namely You (1956)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
Both titles on: -     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae


Date: February 18, 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York, New York

Sammy Davis Jr., Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.101700Tea For Two - 02:39  (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar)
b.101701Cheek To Cheek - 04:04  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca EP: 2511 - Cheek To Cheek
c.101702The Things We Did Last Summer - 03:12  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
d.101704Baby, It's Cold Outside - 03:17  (Frank Loesser)
     Decca 45: 9-30400 - Happy To Make Your Acquaintance (1957)
     Decca EP: 2511 - Cheek To Cheek
e.101703They Didn't Believe Me - 02:59  (Jerome Kern, Anne Caldwell)
f.101705There's A Small Hotel - 03:33  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Decca EP: 2511 - Cheek To Cheek
     Rhino CD: 75972 - Yes I Can! The Sammy Davis Jr. Story
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8490 - Boy Meets Girl (1957)
-     MCA CD: 25P2-2827 - Boy Meets Girl (1993)
-     Verve CD: 5895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Complete Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca (2005)
-     Decca CD: 73145895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae Complete on Decca (2005)


Date: February 19, 1957
Location: Decca Recording Studios, New York, New York

Sammy Davis Jr., Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.101706People Will Say We're In Love - 03:23  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Decca EP: 2511 - Cheek To Cheek
b.101707Happy To Make Your Acquaintance - 03:13  (Frank Loesser)
     Decca 45: 9-30400 - Happy To Make Your Acquaintance (1957)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
c.101708Two Sleepy People - 02:56  (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)
d.101709Who Cares - 02:39  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.101710You're The Top - 03:06  (Cole Porter)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8490 - Boy Meets Girl (1957)
-     MCA CD: 25P2-2827 - Boy Meets Girl (1993)
-     Verve CD: 5895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Complete Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca (2005)
-     Decca CD: 73145895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae Complete on Decca (2005)


Date: March 5, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.101865It's Like Getting A Donkey To Gallop - 02:24  (Johnny Burke)
     Decca 78: Decca 30274 - How Many Stars Have To Shine? (1957)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
b.101866How Many Stars Have To Shine? - 02:54  (Jack Edwards, Leo Corday, Bert Mann)
     Decca 78: Decca 30274 - How Many Stars Have To Shine? (1957)
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
c.101867As I Love You - 03:02  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
     Decca 45: 30540 - As I Love You / Passing Fancy
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
d.101868So Nice To Be Wrong - 02:58  (Diane Charlotte Lampert, John R. Gluck Jr., Eileen Davies Mure)
     Decca 45: 9-30667 - Moon Ray
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
All titles on: -     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
-     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)


Date: March 6, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ike Isaacs (b), Ronnell Bright, Carmen McRae (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.101873East Of The Sun - 02:15  (Brooks Bowman)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.101874Guess Who I Saw Today - 03:35  (Murray Grand, Elisse Boyd)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
c.101875My Funny Valentine - 03:35  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     GRP CD: 9938 - Priceless Jazz Collection - Rodgers & Hart (1998)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
d.101876Dream Of Life - 04:00  (Luther Henderson Jr., Carmen McRae)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
e.101877Perdido - 02:15  (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengsfelder, Ervin Drake)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
f.101878Exactly Like You - 02:09  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 589646 - Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
g.101879I Can't Escape From You - 03:35  (Leo Robin, Richard Whiting)
h.101880It's The Little Things That Mean So Much - 03:18  (Harold Adamson, Teddy Wilson)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8583 - After Glow
-     MCA Classics LP 12": VIM-4502 - After Glow
-     Decca CD: MVCM-267 - After Glow
-     Universal CD: UCCU5122 - After Glow (2003)
-     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)

Omit Ronnell Bright (p) on f, g, h. Omit Carmen McRae (p) on a, b, c, d.


Date: March 7, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ike Isaacs (b), Ronnell Bright (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.101881The Moon Looks Down And Laughs  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Louis Silvers)
     unissued
b.101882Just Squeeze Me - 04:19  (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
c.101883I Never Felt This Way Before  (Al Dubin, Duke Ellington)
     unissued
d.101884All My Life  (Sam H. Stept, Sidney Mitchell)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
         
 


Date: April 18, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.102291All My Life - 04:19  (Sam H. Stept, Sidney Mitchell)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.102292Nice Work If You Can Get It - 02:33  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
     GRP CD: 9937 - Priceless Jazz Collection - Gershwin Songbook (1998)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
c.102293Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - 02:31  (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
d.102294I'm Through With Love - 04:09  (Matt Malneck, Joe Livingston, Gus Kahn)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8583 - After Glow
-     MCA Classics LP 12": VIM-4502 - After Glow
-     Decca CD: MVCM-267 - After Glow
-     Universal CD: UCCU5122 - After Glow (2003)


Date: June 18, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), unknown (r, tb, str), Ike Isaacs (b), Specs Wright (d)

a.102703Zigeuner - 02:41  (Noel Coward)
b.102704I'll See You Again - 02:45  (Noel Coward)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
c.102705Someday I'll Find You - 02:57  (Noel Coward)
d.102706I'll Follow My Secret Heart - 02:45  (Noel Coward)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8662 - Mad About The Man
-     Stanyan LP 12": 10115 - Mad About The Man (1974)
-     Decca CD: MVCJ-19202 - Mad About The Man
-     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)


Date: June 19, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), unknown (r, tb, str), Charlie Shavers (t), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.102707If Love Were All - 02:51  (Noel Coward)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
b.102708Mad About The Boy - 04:18  (Noel Coward)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
c.102709World Weary - 02:56  (Noel Coward)
d.102710A Room With A View - 02:45  (Noel Coward)
     MCA LP 12": CB-20018 - Here To Stay (1973)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8662 - Mad About The Man
-     Stanyan LP 12": 10115 - Mad About The Man (1974)
-     Decca CD: MVCJ-19202 - Mad About The Man
-     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)


Date: June 20, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), unknown (r, tb, str), Charlie Shavers (t), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.102711I Can't Do Anything At All - 03:00  (Noel Coward)
b.102712Never Again - 02:49  (Noel Coward)
c.102713Poor Little Rich Girl - 03:04  (Noel Coward)
d.102714Why Does Love Get In The Way? - 02:35  (Noel Coward)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8662 - Mad About The Man
-     Stanyan LP 12": 10115 - Mad About The Man (1974)
-     Decca CD: MVCJ-19202 - Mad About The Man
-     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)

Omit Carmen McRae (v) on a. Omit Ray Bryant (p) on a. Omit Specs Wright (d) on a.


Date: July 4, 1957
Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Carmen McRae (v), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant, Junior Mance, Carmen McRae (p), Jimmy Cobb, Specs Wright (d)

a.I'll Remember April - 02:45  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye, Patricia Johnston)
b.Body And Soul - 03:34  (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green)
c.Skyliner - 02:14  (Dale Bennett)
d.Midnight Sun - 04:13  (Johnny Mercer, Johnny Burke, Lionel Hampton)
e.Love Is Here To Stay - 02:37  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
f.Perdido - 02:48  (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengsfelder, Ervin Drake)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
All titles on: -     Verve CD: 599 809-2 - At Newport (2000)

Omit Ray Bryant (p) on a, b, f. Junior Mance (p) on a, b only. Carmen McRae (p) on f only. Jimmy Cobb (d) on a, b only. Omit Specs Wright (d) on a, b.


Date: September 13, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.103307Rich Man, Poor Man - 02:59  (George Forrest, R. Wright)
     Decca 45: 30468 - Rich Man, Poor Man (1957)
b.103308Coax Me - 02:54  (Ernest Schweiker, Frank Reardon)
     Decca 45: 30468 - Rich Man, Poor Man (1957)
c.103309Passing Fancy - 02:26  (Robert Arthur)
     Decca 45: 30540 - As I Love You / Passing Fancy
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
All titles on: -     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook

Probably same personnel as June 18th, 1957


Date: December 2, 1957
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v)

a.My Funny Valentine - 03:48  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
b.Exactly Like You - 02:21  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Calliope LP 12": CAL3016 - My Funny Valentine
Both titles on: -     Calliope LP 12": CAL-3016 - Sessions, Live


Date: December 5, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, California

Carmen McRae (v), Fred Katz (dir), Fred Katz Orchestra (acc), Buddy Collette (f, as), George Smith (cl), Justin Gordon (bcl), Warren Webb (o), Joseph Gibbons (g), Ike Isaacs (b), Joe Marino (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.L10646You're Mine - 01:55  (Ted Snyder, Samuel M. Lewis, Joe Young)
b.L10647I Remember Clifford - 02:58  (Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
c.L10648A Shoulder To Cry On - 03:54  (C. Darwin, Paulette Girard)
d.L10649Weak For The Man - 04:09  (Jeanie Burns)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8738 - Carmen For Cool Ones
-     Decca CD: MVCM-268 - Carmen For Cool Ones


Date: December 16, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, California

Carmen McRae (v), Fred Katz (con, cll, a), Bill Green, Harry Klee (f), George Smith (cl), Mahlon Clark, Justin Gordon (bcl), Ike Isaacs (b), Joe Marino, John Towner Williams (p, cel), Larry Bunker (vib), Frank Flynn (vib, mar), Specs Wright (d)

a.L10668All The Things You Are - 02:23  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
b.L10669(What Can I Say) After I Say I'm Sorry? - 01:50  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
c.L10670If I Were A Bell - 01:53  (Frank Loesser)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
d.L10671Any Old Time - 03:08  (Artie Shaw)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
e.L10672What's New - 02:27  (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
f.L10673Without A Word Of Warning - 03:21  (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon)
g.L10674The Night We Called It A Day - 04:25  (Matt Dennis, Tom Adair)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8738 - Carmen For Cool Ones
-     Decca CD: MVCM-268 - Carmen For Cool Ones

Bill Green (f) on a, b, c only. Harry Klee (f) on a, b, c only. George Smith (cl) on a, b, c only. Mahlon Clark (bcl) on a, b, c only. Justin Gordon (bcl) on a, b, c only. Omit Joe Marino (p) on a, b, c. Omit John Towner Williams (p) on a, b, c. Omit Joe Marino (cel) on a, b, c. Omit John Towner Williams (cel) on a, b, c. Larry Bunker (vib) on g only. Omit Frank Flynn (vib) on a, b, c. Omit Frank Flynn (mar) on a, b, c. Fred Katz (cll) on g only.


Date: Timex Jazz Special
Location: Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois

Carmen McRae (v), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.A Foggy Day - 01:30  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b.They All Laughed - 02:14  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     King Jazz LP 12": KLJ-20030 - Rare Of The Rarest Jazz Performances Volume 1
Both titles on: -     Sounds Great LP 12": 8005 - Mahogany Hall Stomp - Timex Jazz Special


Date: March 5, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc), Charlie Shavers (t), Ike Isaacs (b), Ray Bryant (p), Specs Wright (d)

a.104513Invitation - 02:52  (Paul Francis Webster, Bronislau Kaper)
     Decca 45: 30618 - Invitation
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
b.104514Free And Easy - 02:13  (Arthur)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
c.104515Moon Ray - 02:26  (Arthur Quenzer, Paul Madison, Artie Shaw)
     Decca 45: 9-30667 - Moon Ray
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
     Gambit CD: 69204 - Complete Recordings: Carmen McRae & Ray Bryant (2005)
d.104516Lo and Behold - 02:53  (Charles Singleton, R. Simon, M. Lewis)
     Decca 45: 30618 - Invitation
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-3697 - Carmen McRae
     Official LP 12": 3027 - Invitation
     Official CD: 83 027 - Invitation (1989)
         
 


Date: April 21, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, California

Carmen McRae (v), Fred Katz (con, a), Pete Candoli, Ray Linn (t), Milt Bernhardt, Bob Enevoldsen (tb), Vince DeRosa (frh), John Johnson (tu), Billy Bean (g), Red Mitchell (b), Calvin Jackson (p), Larry Bunker (d)

a.L10927I Get A Kick Out Of You - 02:18  (Cole Porter)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8738 - Carmen For Cool Ones
     Decca CD: MVCM-268 - Carmen For Cool Ones
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
         
 


Date: ca. July 18, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (dir), Jack Pleis Orchestra (acc)

a.105331Love Me - 03:00  (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne)
     unissued
b.105332I'll Love You ('Till I Die) - 03:00  (J. Kosloff, V. Packard)
     Brunswick 45: 105332 - I'll Love You (Till I Die)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
c.105333I'll Love The Ground You Walk On - 02:15  (M. Watts, R. Mosley)
     Decca 45: 30727 - I'll Love The Ground You Walk On
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
         
 


Date: August 4, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ralph Burns (dir, a), Ben Webster (ts), Irving "Marky" Markowitz (t), Dick Berg, Donald Carrado, Fred Kelin, Anthony Miranda (frh), Mundell Lowe (g), Aaron Bell (b), Don Abney (p), Teddy Sommer (d)

a.105400Mister Meadowlark - 02:44  (Johnny Mercer, Walter Donaldson)
b.105401Skylark - 03:02  (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Smithsonian CD: - Classic Hoagy Carmichael
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
c.105402Bye Bye Blackbird - 03:22  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
d.105403Flamingo - 03:41  (Ted Grouya, Ed Anderson)
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
e.105404A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - 04:58  (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
f.105405When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - 02:35  (Leon Rene)
All titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
-     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
-     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
-     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)


Date: August 6, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ralph Burns (dir, a), Al Cohn, Ben Webster (ts), Irving "Marky" Markowitz (t), Mundell Lowe (g), Aaron Bell (b), Don Abney (p), Nick Stabulas (d), Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Singers (bkv)

a.105406His Eye Is On The Sparrow - 03:19  (Traditional)
     Decca 45: 30884 - Summertime
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
b.105407The Eagle And Me - 02:47  (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg)
     Decca 45: 32000 - The Eagle and Me
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     Smithsonian Collection CD: RD 048-16 - E.Y. Harburg 1898-1981 (1994)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
c.105408When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along - 02:35  (Woods)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Verve CD: - Jazz For Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle & Shake (2004)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
d.105409Georgia Rose - 03:16  (Jimmy Flynn, Harry Rosenthal, Alexander C. Sullivan)
     Decca 45: 32000 - The Eagle and Me
     Vocalion LP 12": VL-73828 - My Foolish Heart (1969)
     Decca CD: 25P2-2824 - By Special Request
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
         
 

Omit Carmen McRae (v) on a. Ray Charles (bkv) on a only. The Ray Charles Singers (bkv) on a only.


Date: August 8, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ralph Burns (dir, a), Al Cohn, Ben Webster (ts), Irving "Marky" Markowitz (t), Barry Galbraith (g), Aaron Bell (b), Don Abney (p), Don Lamond (d)

a.105410Bob White - 02:55  (Johnny Mercer, Bernie D. Hanighen)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
b.105411Baltimore Oriole - 03:51  (Hoagy Carmichael, Paul Francis Webster)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
c.105412Chicken Today And Feathers Tomorrow - 03:08  (John Marks)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8815 - Birds of A Feather
     Decca CD: 314 589 515-2 - Birds Of A Feather (2002)
     Lone Hill Jazz CD: LHJ10152 - The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions Featuring Ben Webster (2004)
     Unknown CD: UCCC9110 - Birds of a Feather (2004)
d.105413Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca 45: 30884 - Summertime
         
 

Chicken Today and Feathers Tomorrow may be Master # 105456


Date: October 29, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Jack Pleis (con, a)

a.105912My Man's Gone Now - 04:12  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
b.105913Summertime - 02:57  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 126 36 - More Of The Best (1996)
Both titles on: -     Decca LP 12": DL-8854 - Porgy And Bess
-     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
-     Verve CD: 5895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Complete Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca (2005)
-     Decca CD: 73145895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae Complete on Decca (2005)


Date: December 1, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Luther Henderson, Frank Hunter (con, a), Frank Hunter Orchestra (acc), Joe Benjamin (b), Don Abney (p), Charles Smith (d)

a.K3146Isn't It Romantic - 03:05  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Kapp LP 12": KL-1117 - Book of Ballads
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2823 - Book Of Ballads
     Kapp CD: MVCZ-44 - Book of Ballads
     Universal CD: UCCU5035 - Book of Ballads (2003)
     Universal CD: UCCU9535 - Book of Ballads (2004)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
b.K3147Willingly (Mˇlodie Perdue) - 02:39  (Hubert Giraud, Carl Sigman)
     Kapp 45: 275 - Willingly
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
c.K3148Please Be Kind - 03:14  (Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
     Kapp LP 12": KL-1117 - Book of Ballads
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2823 - Book Of Ballads
     Kapp CD: MVCZ-44 - Book of Ballads
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Universal CD: UCCU5035 - Book of Ballads (2003)
     Universal CD: UCCU9535 - Book of Ballads (2004)
d.K3149Two Faces In The Dark  (Dorothy Fields, Albert Hague, Bob Dixon)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
e.K3154The Thrill Is Gone - 03:51  (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
     Kapp LP 12": KL-1117 - Book of Ballads
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2823 - Book Of Ballads
     Kapp CD: MVCZ-44 - Book of Ballads
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Universal CD: UCCU5035 - Book of Ballads (2003)
     Universal CD: UCCU9535 - Book of Ballads (2004)
         
 

Omit Luther Henderson (con) on a, e. Omit Luther Henderson (a) on a, e.


Date: December 2, 1958
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Frank Hunter (con), Frank Hunter Orchestra (acc), Joe Benjamin (b), Don Abney (p), Charles Smith (d)

a.K3155If Love Is Good To Me - 03:33  (R. Evans, Fred Spielman)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
b.K3156By Myself - 03:12  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
c.K3157Something I Dreamed Last Night - 04:03  (Jack Yellen, Herb Magidson, Sammy Fain)
d.K3158Do You Know Why? - 02:51  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
e.K3159He Was Too Good To Me - 02:40  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
f.K3168How Long Has This Been Going On? - 04:09  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
     Verve CD: 731458962021 - Verve Unmixed (2002)
g.K3169When I Fall In Love - 03:51  (Edward Heyman, Victor Popular Young)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Verve CD: - The Jazz Wedding Album (2004)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
h.K3170Angel Eyes - 02:46  (Earl K. Brent, Matt Dennis)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
i.K3171My Romance - 03:57  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
     Universal CD: UCCU9172 - Thousand Yen Jazz: Best Of (2006)
All titles on: -     Kapp LP 12": KL-1117 - Book of Ballads
-     Kapp CD: 25P2-2823 - Book Of Ballads
-     Kapp CD: MVCZ-44 - Book of Ballads
-     Universal CD: UCCU5035 - Book of Ballads (2003)
-     Universal CD: UCCU9535 - Book of Ballads (2004)


Date: December 8, 1958
Location: Los Angeles, California

Sammy Davis Jr., Carmen McRae (v)

a.L11270I Loves You Porgy - 03:45  (Dubose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca LP 12": DL-8854 - Porgy And Bess
     Verve CD: 5895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Complete Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca (2005)
     Decca CD: 73145895462 - Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis Jr. & Carmen McRae Complete on Decca (2005)
b.L11271Buenas Noches, Mi Amor  (unknown)
     unissued
         
 


Date: January 5, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Frank Hunter (dir), Frank Hunter Orchestra (acc), Joe Benjamin (b), Don Abney (p), Charles Smith (d)

a.K3259My Love Can Do No Wrong  (unknown)
     unissued
b.K3260Which Way Is Love - 02:33  (James Shelton)
     Kapp 45: 259 - Which Way Is Love
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
c.K3261Play For Keeps - 02:34  (Robert Allen)
     Kapp 45: 259 - Which Way Is Love
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
         
 


Date: March 3, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Luther Henderson (con, a)

a.K3426I'll Be Seeing You - 03:42  (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: - The Original Great American Songbook (2003)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
b.K3427When You're Away - 03:18  (Victor Herbert, Henry Blossom)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
c.K3428The More I See You  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
     unissued
d.K3429Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - 03:06  (Cole Porter)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     Time Life Music CD: 17930 - The Classic Jazz Collection - Torch Songs
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
     GRP CD: 9936 - Priceless Jazz Collection - Cole Porter Songbook (1998)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
         
 


Date: March 4, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Luther Henderson (con, a)

a.K3434You Stepped Out Of A Dream  (Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown)
     unissued
b.K3435When Your Lover Has Gone - 03:36  (Einar A. Swan)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
c.K3436I Concentrate On You - 03:36  (Cole Porter)
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
     Decca CD: GRD-631 - Carmen McRae Sings Great American Songwriters (1993)
d.K3437No Love, No Nothin'  (Leo Robin, Harry Warren)
     unissued
         
 


Date: March 10, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), unknown (b, d), Don Abney (p)

a.K3478If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight - 02:21  (Henry Creamer, Jimmy Johnson)
b.K3479I Only Have Eyes For You - 03:47  (Al Dubin, Harry Warren)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
c.K3480I'm Glad There Is You - 03:54  (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Time Life Music CD: 12094 - The Classic Jazz Collection - Jazz Greats
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
d.K3481Ain't Misbehavin' - 03:16  (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf, Harry Brooks)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Hip-O/Universal CD: 528530Z - The Best of Carmen McRae: The Millenium Collection (2004)
All titles on: -     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
-     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
-     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)


Date: March 25, 1959
Location: Los Angeles, California

Carmen McRae (v), Andre Previn Quintet (acc), Art Pepper (as), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Art Farmer (t), Buddy Clark (b), Andre Previn (p), Shelly Manne (d)

a.Coffee Time - 02:43  (Arthur Freed, Harry Warren)
     MGM LP 12": MGM E-3812 - The Subterraneans
     Rhino CD: R2 72464 - Bachelor In Paradise (1996)
         
 


Date: April 28, 1959
Location: Koln, Germany

Don Abney, Carmen McRae (v), Johnny Fisher (b), Stuff Combe (d)

a.They All Laughed - 02:28  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b.As I Love You - 03:57  (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
c.East Of The Sun - 02:10  (Brooks Bowman)
d.I Get A Kick Out Of You - 01:42  (Cole Porter)
All titles unissued 


Date: June 29, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v)

a.K3969The More I See You - 04:06  (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
     Kapp 45: K302 - The More I See You (1959)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Kapp LP 12": KS-3018 - When You're Away (1959)
     MCA CD: MVCM-289 - When You're Away
     Decca CD: 11105-0647-2 - I'll Be Seeing You (1992)
     Verve CD: B000132802 - NEA Jazz Masters (2004)
     Verve CD: - Carmen McRae For Lovers (2006)
     Universal CD: UCCV4127 - Carmen Mcrae For Lovers (2006)
b.K3970Don't Cry Joe - 02:49  (Joe Marsala)
     Kapp 45: K302 - The More I See You (1959)
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
c.K3971Show Me The Way - 02:35  (Ben Raleigh, Don Wolf)
     Kapp 45: Kapp 290 - Show Me The Way
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
d.K3972Talk To Me - 02:32  (Snyder, Kahan, Vallee)
     Kapp 45: Kapp 290 - Show Me The Way
     MCA LP 12": MCA-3136/7 - A Memorable Songbook
         
 


Date: November 10, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ernie Wilkins (con, a), Vinnie Dean, Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson, Zoot Sims (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Jimmy Maxwell, Al Stewart, Richard Williams (t), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Paul Faulise (bt), Tommy Williams (b), Dick Katz (p), Floyd Williams (d)

a.K4171I See Your Face Before Me - 02:24  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
b.K4172A Sleepin' Bee - 02:29  (Truman Capote, Harold Arlen)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
c.K4173Comes Love - 02:46  (Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Kapp EP: 214010 - Comes Love (1961)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
d.K4174Three Little Words - 01:54  (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
All titles on: -     MCA Victor CD: MVCM-269 - Something To Swing About (1992)
-     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)


Date: November 11, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ernie Wilkins (con, a), Vinnie Dean, Porter Kilbert (as), Budd Johnson, Zoot Sims (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Ernie Royal, Al Stewart, Richard Williams (t), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Paul Faulise (bt), Tommy Williams (b), Dick Katz (p), Floyd Williams (d)

a.K4175It's Love - 02:58  (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein)
     MCA Victor CD: MVCM-269 - Something To Swing About (1992)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
b.K4176How Little We Know - 02:30  (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     Kapp EP: 214010 - Comes Love (1961)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
     MCA Victor CD: MVCM-269 - Something To Swing About (1992)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
c.K4177You Leave Me Breathless - 02:39  (Frederick Hollaender, Ralph Freed)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
     MCA Victor CD: MVCM-269 - Something To Swing About (1992)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
d.K4178Love Is A Simple Thing  (June Carroll, Arthur Siegel)
     unissued
         
 


Date: November 12, 1959
Location: New York, New York

Carmen McRae (v), Ernie Wilkins (con, a), Vinnie Dean, Phil Woods (as), Budd Johnson, Zoot Sims (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar), Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Ernie Royal, Al Stewart, Richard Williams (t), Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Paul Faulise (bt), Tommy Williams (b), Dick Katz (p), Floyd Williams (d)

a.K4178Love Is A Simple Thing - 02:04  (June Carroll, Arthur Siegel)
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     GRP CD: 9897 - Priceless Jazz Collection 1955-1959 (1998)
     Verve CD: 37602-0 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2000)
     Polygram CD: UCCV4039 - Carmen McRae's Finest Hour (2001)
b.K4191I Couldn't Care Less - 02:26  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
     Kapp EP: 214010 - Comes Love (1961)
c.K4192Falling In Love With Love - 02:16  (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
     Kapp LP 12": PKS6077 - This Is
     MCA LP 12": MCA2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     MCA Cassette: MCAC2-4111 - The Greatest of Carmen McRae (1977)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
     Verve CD: 44006-52122-0 - The Diva Series (2003)
     Verve CD: UCCV4083 - The Diva Series (2003)
d.K4193That's For Me - 02:49  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Kapp EP: 214010 - Comes Love (1961)
     Kapp CD: 25P2-2826 - Something To Swing About (1989)
     Decca CD: 610 - Here To Stay (1992)
     Laserlight Digital/Delta Music CD: 12 635 - Some Of The Best (1996)
e.K4194Alone Together - 02:21  (Arthur Schwartz, Harold Dietz)
All titles on: -     MCA Victor CD: MVCM-269 - Something To Swing About (1992)


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