Alberta Brown - Columbia 14321 (1928)

Always happy to score a disc waxed in New Orleans...even if it is in this kinda shape.

Checking Rust, the instrumentalists are unknown but the Red Hot Jazz site lists members of the Halfway House Orchestra as accompanists...if so, that would make this record an even nicer get.

Alberta Brown v / ? Sidney Arodin cl / Abbie Brunies c / Red Long p / Chink Martin bb.

Recorded in New Orleans on April 25, 1928.


Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra - Columbia 126-D (1924)

Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Elmer Chambers c / Teddy Nixon tb / Don Redman cl, as, scat / ?Lonnie Brown as / Coleman Hawkins ts / Charlie Dixon bj / Ralph Escudero bb / Kaiser Marshall d.


Cab Calloway & His Cotton Club Orchestra - Victor 24592 (1934)

Cab Calloway v, dir / Edwin Swayzee, Lammar Wright, Doc Cheatham t / De Priest Wheeler, Harry White tb / Eddie Barefield cl, as, bar / Arville Harris cl, as /Andrew Brown bcl, ts / Walter Thomas cl, ts, f / Bennie Payne p, cel / Morris White bj / Al Morgan sb / Leroy Maxey d.

Recorded in New York on January 22, 1934.


Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra - Bluebird 10247 (1931 / 1934)

Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Russell Smith, Rex Stewart, Bobby Stark t / Claude Jones, Benny Morton tb / Russell Procope, Harvey Boone cl, as / Coleman Hawkins cl, ts / Clarence Holiday g / John Kirby bb / Walter Johnson d.

Recorded in Camden, NJ on April 29, 1931.


Fletcher Henderson p, a, dir / Russell Smith, Joe Thomas, Henry Red Allen t / Claude Jones, Keg Johnson tb / Buster Bailey cl / Russell Procope, Hilton Jefferson cl, as / Coleman Hawkins ts / Bernard Addison g / John Kirby sb / Vic Engle d / Will Hudson a.

Recorded in New York on March 6, 1934.

Cleo Gibson & Her Hot Three - Okeh 8700 (1929)

Henry Mason was an American blues and jazz trumpeter, cornetist and arranger.

Mason played in the late 1920s around Atlanta as an accompanist to blues vocalists Fannie Mae Goosby (Fortune Teller Blues - Brunswick 7030), Cleo Gibson (I've Got Ford Movements in My Hips - Okeh 8700) and Sloopy Henry (Jomo Man Blues, with Porter Grainger - Okeh 8845). During this time, he also played in the J. Neal Montgomery's territory band, for which he also arranged his lone recordings, Atlanta Low Down and Auburn Ave Stomp.

At the beginning of the 1930s. he was a member of Blanche Calloway's Joy Boys. In the field of jazz, he was involved in 13 recording session between 1928-1941.

Cleo Gibson v / Henry Mason t / J. Neal Montgomery p / John Smith g.

Recorded in Atlanta on March 14, 1929.