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Billy Eckstine December 5, 1944

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
trombone, arranger
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano, arranger
guitar
bass
drums
vocal, arranger, valve trombone
arranger
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 If That's the Way You Feel 2:56 Gerald Valentine (arranger)
2 I Want to Talk About You 2:56 Billy Eckstine (arranger)
3 Blowing the Blues Away 2:55 Gerald Valentine (arranger)
4 Blowing the Blues Away (Alternate Take) 0:00 Gerald Valentine (arranger)
5 Opus X 2:40 John Malachi (arranger)
6 I'll Wait and Pray 3:06 (vocal), (arranger)
7 The Real Thing Happened to Me 2:38 Billy Eckstine (arranger)
Content State: draft
genre: Vocal jazz, bop, big band
Recording Date: 
1944-12-05
Label Name: 
Deluxe
Leader(s): 
Billy Eckstine
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Skill/instrument: 
valve trombone
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Shorty McConnell
Personnel: 
Gail Brockman
Personnel: 
Boonie Hazel
Personnel: 
Taswell Baird
Personnel: 
Chippy Outcalt
Personnel: 
Howard Scott
Personnel: 
Gerald Valentine
Personnel: 
Bill Frazier
Personnel: 
John Jackson
Personnel: 
Gene Ammons
Personnel: 
Dexter Gordon
Personnel: 
Leo Parker
Personnel: 
John Malachi
Personnel: 
Connie Wainwright
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Art Blakey
Personnel: 
Billy Eckstine
Personnel: 
Billy Eckstine
Personnel: 
Billy Eckstine
Personnel: 
Tadd Dameron
Personnel: 
John Malachi
Personnel: 
Gerald Valentine
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Session Details: 

Jazzdisco.org lists a Malachi, Valentine, Eckstine and Dameron all as arrangers, but I would imagine they each arranged 1-2 tunes, each. Jazzdisco doesn't specify, though. However, based on who wrote each song, I've surmised that is a good indication as to arranger as well. Also, in the same vein, Jazzdisco lists Sarah Vaughan as on vocals throughout, which was glaringly unlikely, so I checked the Vaughan discography, and sure enough she only sings on one track. -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic.com, http://michaelminn.com/vaughan/