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.

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