Andy Kirk & His Orchestra and Four Knights - Decca 24139 (1946)

Just came across this one that has been stacked in a 'common' box for a few years. (It is rather fun to go junking around your own never know what you packed away)

These sides seem to have a just-shy-of-r&b tinge to them.

The Four Knights were originally a gospel quartet based out of Charlotte, NC. 1945 saw them picked up by a major label, Decca, and a shift to more secular fare.

This was also basically Andy Kirk's last recording session other than a few on-demand pick-up sessions in 1949 and the 1950s.

Andy Kirk dir / Fip Ricard, Clarence Trice, John Lynch, unknown t / Milt Robinson, Henry Wells, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson tb / Reuben Phillips, Joe Evans as / Jimmy Forrest, Eddie Davis ts / John Porter bar / Hank Jones p / Floyd Smith g / Al Hall b / Ben Thigpen d / The Four Knights v (Gene Alford lead tenor / Oscar Broadway bass / Clarence Dixon baritone / John Wallace tenor & guitar)

Recorded in New York on December 2, 1946.

(I was just alerted to the fact that Eddie Davis is indeed "Lockjaw." Thanks to Jazzrealities!)


  1. Hey Pally
    Many thanks for the nice logos. Hope you won't mind that I included two on my blog. Makes the Eddie Lockjaw Davis discography more attrative. Do you want to change links?
    Dr. Michael Frohne

  2. Dr. Frohne,

    Glad you found my post. I didn't recognize that Eddie Davis was THE Eddie Lockjaw Davis when I originally posted. Thanks for alerting me.

    I have included your link in my favorites.