Teddy Hill & His NBC Orchestra - Bluebird 6988 (1937)

On a cool 64 degree springtime Monday...May 17, 1937...a nineteen year old John Birks Gillespie...having just replaced Roy Eldridge in the Teddy Hill NBC band...walked into a New York recording studio and laid down his first recorded notes.

San Anton' was the first side recorded that day with Jelly Roll Morton's King Porter's Stomp being the fifth. Six sides total were recorded during that session.

Teddy Hill ts, dir / Bill Dillard t, v / Dizzy Gillespie, Shad Collins t / Dicky Wells tb / Russell Procope cl, as / Howard Johnson as / Robert Carroll ts / Sam Allen p / John Smith g / Richard Fullbright sb / Bill Beason d.

Recorded in New York, On May 17, 1937.


Tiny Parham & His Musicians - Victor 38076 (1929)

Tiny Parham p, dir / Roy Hobson c / Charles Lawson tb / Charles Johnson cl, as / Dalbert Bright cl, as, ts / Mike McKendrick bj / Elliott Washington vn / Quinn Wilson bb / Ernie Marrero d.

Recorded in Chicago on July 22, 1929.



Johnny De Droit & His New Orleans Orchestra - Okeh 40240 (1924)

Johnny de Droit c / Russ Papalia tb / Henry Raymond cl / Rudolph Levy as / Frank Cuny p / George Potter bj / Paul de Droit d.

Recorded in New Orleans on March 15, 1924.


Johnny de Droit c / Ellis Stratakos tb / Henry Raymond cl / Rudolph Levy as / Frank Froeba p / George Potter bj / Paul de Droit d.

Recorded in New York on October 29, 1924.