Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy ‎– The Lady Who Swings The Band 1936-1938

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Track listing

A1 Walkin’ And Swingin’ (Alternate Take)  (Mary Lou Williams) 2:52
A2 All The Jive Is Gone (Earl Thompson) 2:33
A3 Bearcat Shuffle (Mary Lou Williams) 2:56
A4 Christopher Columbus (Andy Razaf, Leon Berry) 2:40
A5 Corky (Andy Kirk, Mary Lou Williams) 2:54
A6 I’se A Muggin’ (Leroy Smith) 2:41
A7 Until The Real Thing Comes Along ( L. Nichols, L. Freeman, F. Hollinder, S. Cahn, S. Chaplin) 2:51
B1 Puddin’ Head Serenade (Clyde Hart) 2:43
B2 Fifty-Second Street (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) 2:56
B3 The Lady Who Swings The Band (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin) 2:43
B4 A Mellow Bit Of Rhythm (Herman Walder, Mary Lou Williams) 3:18
B5 The Big Dipper (Larry Clinton) 2:53
B6 Bear Down (E. Dowell, E. Fox) 2:58
B7 Twinklin’ (Mary Lou Williams) 3:06

Personnel:

A1- B3
All piano solos by Mary-Lou Williams. All tenor-sax solos by Richard “Dick” Wilson. All clarinet solos by John Harrington. All trombone solos by Theodore “Ted” Donnelly.

Harry “big Jim” Lawson, Paul King, earl Thomson (trumpets); Theodore “Ted” Donnelly, henry Wells (trombones); John harrington (clarinet and alto-sax); John Williams (alto and baritone-sax); Claude Williams (violin); Mary-Lou Williams (piano); Theodore “Ted” Robinson (guitar); Booker Collins (bass); benjamin “Ben” Thigpen (drums).

B1 New York, March 31, 1936
B2 – B3 New York, december 9, 1936
B4 New York, July 26, 1937
B5 – B7 New York, December 13, 1937

B4
Harry “Big Jim” Lawson, Paul King, Earl Thomson (trumpets); Theodore “Ted” Donnelly, henry Wells (trombones); John Harrington (clarinet, alto-sax and baritone-sax); Earl Miller (clarinet and alto-sax); Richard “Dick” Wilson (tenor-sax); John Williams (baritone-sax); Mary-Lou Williams (piano); Theodore “Ted” Robinson (Guitar); Booker Collins (bass); Benjamin “Ben” Thigpen (drums).

B5 – B7
Clarence Trice, Harry “Big Jim” Lawson, Earl Thomson (trumpets); Theodore “Ted” Donnelly, Henry Wells (trombones); John Harrington (clarinet, alto-sax and baritone-sax); John Williams (baritone-sax); Mary-Lou Williams (piano); Theodore Robinson (guitar); Booker Collins (bass); Benjamin “Ben” Thigpen (drums)

Cover Photo- Andy Kirk and His Orchestra, 1937 Trianon Ballroom, Cleveland.

A1 New York, March 2, 1936
A2 New York, March 3, 1936
A3 New York, March 4, 1936
A4 – A5 New York, March 7, 1936
A6 New York, March 11, 1936

Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA1343
Series: Jazz Heritage Series
Released: 1982

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