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Gerald Wilson and his Orchestra - 1945-1946

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 Moon Rise 3:24 Gerald Wilson May 6, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
(variance) -- Pat Kay (vocal)
2 Top of the Hill 3:12 Gerald Wilson May 6, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
(variance) -- Dick Grey (vocal)
3 Synthetic Joe 3:23 Gerald Wilson May 6, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
4 Puerto Rican Breakdown 3:09 Gerald Wilson May 6, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
5 Just One of Those Things 2:43 Gerald Wilson May 21, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
(variance) -- Dick Grey (vocal)
6 Just Give Me a Man 3:08 Gerald Wilson May 21, 1945 Gerald Wilson (trumpet, arranger), Emmett Berry (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Fred Trainer (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Vic Dickenson (trombone), Bob Sanchez (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Alton Moore (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Eddie Hale (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Olif West (tenor saxophone), James Henderson (Reeds), Charles Waller (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Bill Edwards (guitar), Arthur Edwards (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums), The Trasher Sisters (vocal group)
(variance) -- Betty Roche (vocal)
7 Yenta 3:20 Gerald Wilson 1945 (I) Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- The Trasher Sisters (vocal), Gerald Wilson (arranger)
8 Come Sunday 3:08 Gerald Wilson 1945 (I) Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Gerald Wilson (arranger)
9 Love Me a Long, Long Time 2:53 Gerald Wilson 1945 (I) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Estelle Edson (vocal), Melba Liston (arranger)
10 I Don't Know What That Is 3:15 Gerald Wilson 1945 (I) Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Gerald Wilson (arranger)
11 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 3:14 Gerald Wilson 1945 (II) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Dick Grey (vocal)
12 You Better Change Your Way of Lovin' 3:13 Gerald Wilson 1945 (II) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- The Trasher Sisters (vocal)
13 Skip the Gutter 2:55 Gerald Wilson 1945 (II) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- The Trasher Sisters (vocal)
14 I'll String Along With You 2:59 Gerald Wilson 1945 (II) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- The Trasher Sisters (vocal)
15 Ain't It a Drag 3:03 Gerald Wilson 1945 (II) Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Leo Trammel (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Benny Sexton (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- The Trasher Sisters (vocal)
16 Cruisin' With Cab 3:13 Gerald Wilson 1946 Snooky Young (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Melba Liston (trombone), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Gus Evans (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Buddy Harper (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Gerald Wilson (arranger)
17 One O'Clock Jump 2:50 Gerald Wilson 1946 Snooky Young (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Melba Liston (trombone), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Gus Evans (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Buddy Harper (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Gerald Wilson (arranger)
18 Warm Mood 3:04 Gerald Wilson 1946 Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Ralph Bledsoe (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Gus Evans (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Buddy Harper (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Melba Liston (arranger)
19 Pammy 2:56 Gerald Wilson 1946 Gerald Wilson (trumpet), Snooky Young (trumpet), Hobart Dotson (trumpet), Red Kelly (trumpet), James Anderson (trumpet), Melba Liston (trombone), Isaac Livingstone (trombone), Robert Huerta (trombone), Floyd Turnham (alto saxophone), Gus Evans (alto saxophone), Vernon Slater (tenor saxophone), Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone), Maurice Simon (baritone saxophone), Jimmy Bunn (piano), Buddy Harper (guitar), Bob Rudd (bass), Henry Tucker Green (drums)
(variance) -- Ralph Bledsoe (arranger)
Leader(s): 
Gerald Wilson
Label Name: 
Excelsior
Release Date: 
April 7, 1998
Format: 
CD
Total Time: 
01:02:11
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Remaster: 
no
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no