BUNNY BERIGAN 'Through The Years': Leader & Sideman

  1. I Can't Get Started (a)
  2. Notre Dame Victory March (a)
  3. The Jazzeroo (a)
  4. Body And Soul (b)
  5. Ride, Ride, Ride (b)
  6. Mr. Ghost Goes To Town (a)
  7. Sweet Varsity Sue (c)
  8. Downstream (d)
  9. Black Bottom (d)
  10. Study In Brown (e)
  11. Sugar Foot Stomp (f)
  12. Contact (g)
  13. East Of The Sun (h)
  14. Ad-Lib Blues ( i )
  15. I'm Confessin' ( j )

(a) Broadcast: Saturday Night Swing Club, New York City, 5 November 1936.
Bunny Berigan leader of house band on a radio show.

(b) Same date. Small contigent from the Mills Blue Rhythm Band. Bunny Berigan not included.

(c) Paradise Restaurant New York City, 10 April 1938
Bunny Berigan, Irving Goodman, Steve Lipkins (tp), Al George, Nat Lobovsky (tb), Mike Doty, Joe Dixon (cl/as), Clyde Rounds, George Auld (ts), Joe Lippman (p), Dick Wharton (g, vocals), Hank Wayland (b), Johnny Blowers (dr).

(d) Same location, 3 May 1938.
Personnel same as (c).

(e) Same location, 16 April 1938.
Personnel same as (c).

(f) Panther Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, summer 1939.
Bunny Berigan, John Napton, Jake Koven, Joe Bauer (tp), Al Jennings, Mark Pasco (tb), Gus Bivona, Charles DiMaggio (as), Don Lodice, Larry Walsh (ts), Joe Buskin (p), Tommy Moore (g), Morty Shulmaker (b), Paul Collins (dr), Danny Richards (vocals).

(g) New York City, March 1940.
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra: Bunny Berigan, Ray Linn, Jimmy Blake, John Dillard (tp), Tommy Dorsey, Les Jenkins, George Arus, Lowell Martin (tb), Johnny Mintz, Fred Stulce, Hymie Schertzer, Don Lodice, Paul Mason (saxes), Joe Buskin (p), Clark Young (g), Sid Weis (b), Buddy Rich (dr).

(h) 28 May 1940. Personnel same as (g), except Leon Debrow (tp) replaces Dillard. Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers (vocal).

( i ) New York City, June 1940.Jam session. Bunny Berigan, Harry James, Roy Eldridge (tp), Tommy Dorsey, Jack Jenney (tb), Coleman Hawkins (ts), Count Basie (p), John Kirby (b), Gene Krupa (dr)

( j ) Youngstown, Ohio, Spring 1942.
Little is known about the bands personnel. This is believed to be the last known aircheck of the Bunny Berigan band.


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