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All Stars Jazz Band January 18, 1944

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trombone
tenor saxophone
clarinet
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Mop Mop 0:00
2 Billie's Blues (I Love My Man) 4:07 Billie Holiday (vocal)
3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 3:36 Billie Holiday (vocal)
4 Esquire Blues 5:08
5 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Baby) 3:40 Louis Armstrong (vocal)
6 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 3:53 (vocal), (omit), (omit)
7 Sweet Lorraine 3:28 (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit)
8 I Got Rhythm 9:10 Red Norvo (xylophone)
9 Esquire Bounce 3:22
10 I'll Get By 1:23 Billie Holiday (vocal)
Content State: draft
genre: Swing, Vocal jazz
Recording Date: 
1944-01-18
Label Name: 
V-Disc
Leader(s): 
Roy Eldridge
Leader(s): 
Jack Teagarden
Leader(s): 
Coleman Hawkins
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Roy Eldridge
Personnel: 
Jack Teagarden
Personnel: 
Coleman Hawkins
Personnel: 
Barney Bigard
Personnel: 
Art Tatum
Personnel: 
Al Casey
Personnel: 
Oscar Pettiford
Personnel: 
Sid Catlett
Ensemble Size: 
octet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Metropolitan Opera House
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

There is some discrepancy between Varela and Lord, especially as to whether Louis Armstrong also plays on I'll Get By: Varela says he does, Lord says he doesn't. Furthermore, Lord splits up the whole night in a strange way, repeating titles without indicating whether they are, in fact, different recordings (from multiple sets?). I have some suspicion that they are separated based on associated issues, and that therefore some of the tracks are the exact same recorded moment, but issued in two different ways. We have tried to look for the issues, to see if that sheds any light, and it is still confusing, so we have done the best we can to be as accurate as possible. (For example, the tune 'Esquire Blues', from Allmusic's entry of this concert, is most likely the tune listed as 'The Blues' in Lord.) Again, part of the confusion is that Lord lists a song called "The Blues", and in a 'separate session', a song called "The Blues (Esquire Blues)", but in all the issues I have found, there are no repeated tracks, leading me to believe that Lord has repeated them accidentally, based on varying issues of the same track. -JS

Sources: 
Alberto Varela's Billie Holiday Discography; Tom Lord (lordisco.com); Allmusic.com