Andy Kirk ‎– An Introduction To Andy Kirk: His Best Recordings 1929-1946

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Best Of Jazz ‎– 4053
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1 John Williams & His Memphis Stompers* Lotta Sax Appeal
Alto Recorder, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Banjo, Guitar – William DirvinBass Saxophone, Tuba, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Edward McNeilPiano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Lawrence FreemanTrombone – Allen DurhamTrumpet – Gene Prince, Harry LawsonViolin – Claude Williams
2:27
2 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Froggy Bottom
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Banjo, Guitar – William DirvinBass Saxophone, Tuba, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Edward McNeilPiano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Lawrence FreemanTrombone – Allen DurhamTrumpet – Gene Prince, Harry LawsonViolin – Claude Williams
3:09
3 Blanche Calloway & Her Joy Boys* I Need Lovin'
Alto Saxophone – John Williams (14)Banjo – William DirvinClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenPiano – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Lawrence FreemanTrombone – Floyd "Stump" Brady*Trumpet – Clarence Smith, Edgar "Pudding Head" Battle*, Harry LawsonTuba – Andy KirkVocals, Directed By – Blanche Calloway
2:47
4 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Walkin' And Swingin'
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsBass Saxophone, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson, Paul King (4)Violin – Claude Williams
2:55
5 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Moten Swing
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsBass Saxophone, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson, Paul King (4)Violin – Claude Williams
3:05
6 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Steppin' Pretty
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsBass Saxophone, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson, Paul King (4)Violin – Claude Williams
2:46
7 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsBass Saxophone, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson, Paul King (4)Violin – Claude WilliamsVocals – Pha Terrell
2:58
8 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* In The Groove
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsBass Saxophone, Directed By – Andy KirkClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone, Written-By – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson, Paul King (4)Violin – Claude Williams
3:02
9 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Twinklin'
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson
3:08
10 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Little Joe From Chicago
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Ted DonnellyTrombone, Written-By – Henry WellsTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson
2:48
11 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Mess-A Stromp
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson
3:08
12 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* I Won't Tell A Soul (I Love You)
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Earl Thomson*, Harry LawsonVocals – Pha Terrell
3:11
13 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Mary's Idea
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John Williams (14)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Ted Robinson (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick WilsonTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Clarence Trice, Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson
3:00
14 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Floyd's Guitar Blues
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerBass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenPiano, Arranged By – Mary Lou WilliamsSteel Guitar, Written-By – Floyd Smith (2)Tenor Saxophone – Dick Wilson, Don ByasTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Clarence Trice, Earl Thomson*, Harry Lawson
3:05
15 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Wham (Wham, Re, Bop, Boom, Bam)
Alto Saxophone – Earl MillerBass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar, Electric Guitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano, Arranged By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone – Dick Wilson, Don ByasTrombone – Fred Robinson, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Clarence Trice, Earl Thomson*, Harry LawsonVocals – June Richmond
3:01
16 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Scratching In The Gravel
Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Rudy PowellClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Edward IngeDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar, Electric Guitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Mary Lou WilliamsTenor Saxophone, Written-By – Dick WilsonTrombone – Fred Robinson, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Clarence Trice, Harold Baker, Harry Lawson
3:07
17 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* The Count
Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone – Rudy PowellClarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – John HarringtonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Dick Wilson, Edward IngeDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano, Arranged By – Mary Lou WilliamsTrombone – Henry Wells, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Clarence Trice, Harold Baker, Harry Lawson
3:06
18 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Boogie Woogie Cocktail
Alto Saxophone – Ben Smith (9)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Edward IngeDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano, Arranged By, Written-By – Kenny KerseyTenor Saxophone – Al SearsTrombone – Milton Robinson, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Johnny Burris
2:44
19 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* McGhee Special
Alto Saxophone – Ben Smith (9)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Edward IngeDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano – Kenny KerseyTenor Saxophone – Al SearsTrombone – Milton Robinson, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Harry Lawson, Johnny BurrisTrumpet, Arranged By, Written-By – Howard McGhee
2:51
20 Andy Kirk & His 12 Clouds Of Joy* Worried Life Blues
Alto Saxophone – Ben Smith (9)Bass – Booker CollinsClarinet, Alto Saxophone – John HarringtonClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Edward IngeDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar, Vocals – Floyd Smith (2)Piano – Kenny KerseyTenor Saxophone – Al SearsTrombone – Milton Robinson, Ted DonnellyTrumpet – Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Johnny Burris
2:25
21 Andy Kirk & His Orchestra* He's My Baby
Alto Saxophone – Joe Evans (5), Reuben PhillipsBaritone Saxophone – John Porter (9)Bass – Al HallDirected By, Written-By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano – Hank JonesTenor Saxophone – Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jimmy ForrestTrombone – Bob Murray (3), Henry Wells, Milt Robinson*, Wayman RichardsonTrumpet – Claude Dunson, Fats Navarro, Harry Lawson, John Lynch (4)Vocals, Written-By – Beverley White
3:20
22 Andy Kirk & His Orchestra* Doggin' Man Blues
Alto Saxophone – Joe Evans (5), Reuben PhillipsBaritone Saxophone – John Porter (9)Bass – Al HallDirected By – Andy KirkDrums – Ben ThigpenGuitar – Floyd Smith (2)Piano – Hank JonesTenor Saxophone – Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jimmy ForrestTrombone – Bob Murray (3), Henry Wells, Milt Robinson*, Wayman RichardsonTrumpet – Claude Dunson, Fats Navarro, Harry Lawson, John Lynch (4)Vocals – Bea Booze
3:03

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Track 1: Kansas City, c. November 9, 1929. Vocalion 1453
Track 2: Kansas City, c. November 11, 1929. Brunswick 4893
Track 3: Camden, N.J., March 2, 1931. Victor 22641
Tracks 4-5: New York, March 2, 1936. Columbia DB/MC-5023 (UK), Decca 853
Track 6: New York, March 4, 1936. Decca 931
Track 7: New York, April 2, 1936. Decca 809
Track 8: New York, February 15, 1937. Decca 1261
Tracks 9-10: New York, February 8, 1938. Decca 2483, Decca 1710
Track 11: New York, September 9, 1938. Decca 2204
Track 12: New York, September 12, 1938. Decca 2127
Track 13: New York, December 6, 1938. Decca 2326
Track 14: New York, March 16, 1939. Decca 2483
Track 15: New York, January 2, 1940. Decca 2962
Track 16: New York, June 25, 1940. Decca 3293
Track 17: New York, November 7, 1940. Decca 18123
Tracks 18-19: New York, July 14, 1942. Decca 4381, Decca 4405
Track 20: New York, July 29, 1942. Decca 4381
Tracks 21-22: New York, January 3, 1946. Decca 23870, Decca 48073

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