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In January 1959.

In January 1959, “Bethlehem” label released “Art Blakey Big Band”, the third Art Blakey album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Ray Copeland, Bill Hardman, Idrees Sulieman, Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Frank Rehak, Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston – trombone
  • Bill Graham, Sahib Shihab – alto saxophone
  • Al Cohn, John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Slapin – baritone saxophone
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Wendell Marshall – bass

Track listing:

  1. Midriff – Gerald Valentine
  2. Ain’t Life Grand – Al Cohn
  3. Tippin’ – Donald Byrd
  4. Pristine – John Coltrane
  5. El Toro Valiente – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  6. The Kiss of No Return – Charles Gambel, Chiefy Salaam
  7. Late Date – Melba Liston
  8. The Outer World – Al Cohn

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Hard Drive”, the ninth Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers album. It was recorded in 1957, in New York City and was produced by Lee Kraft.

Personnel:

  • Art Blakey – drums
  • Bill Hardman – trumpet
  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance, Sam Dockery – piano
  • Spanky DeBrest – bass

Track listing:

  1. For Minors Only – Jimmy Heath
  2. Right Down Front – Johnny Griffin
  3. Deo-X – Bill Hardman
  4. Sweet Sakeena – Bill Hardman
  5. For Miles and Miles – Jimmy Heath
  6. Krafty – Johnny Griffin
  7. Late Spring – Leon Mitchell

In November 1957.

In November 1957, “Bethlehem” label released “Clean Head’s Back in Town”, the debut Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson album. It was recorded in August 1957, in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – vocals, alto saxophone
  • Joe Newman − trumpet
  • Henry Coker − trombone
  • Bill Graham − alto saxophone
  • Charlie Rouse, Frank Foster, Paul Quinichette − tenor saxophone
  • Charles Fowlkes − baritone saxophone
  • Nat Pierce − piano
  • Freddie Green, Turk Van Lake – guitar
  • Ed Jones − bass
  • Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson − drums
  • Ernie Wilkins, Harry Tubbs, Manny Albam − arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Dossie Terry and William Gray except where noted

  1. Cleanhead’s Back in Town
  2. That’s the Way to Treat Your Woman
  3. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  4. Kidney Stew Blues – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  5. Sweet Lovin’ Baby – Charles Darwin
  6. Caldonia – Fleecie Moore
  7. It Ain’t Necessarily So – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  8. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  9. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan, Bill Austin
  10. I Just Can’t Keep the Tears from Tumblin’ Down – Charles Darwin
  11. Your Baby Ain’t Sweet Like Mine
  12. Hold It Right There
  13. Trouble in Mind (alternate take) – Richard M. Jones
  14. Kidney Stew Blues (alternate take) – Eddie Vinson, Leona Blackman
  15. Hold It Right There (alternate take)

On March 23, 1955.

On March 23, 1955, “Bethlehem” label released the self – titled, third Carmen McRae album. It was recorded October – December 1954.

Personnel:

  • Carmen McRae- vocals
  • Herbie Mann- flute, tenor saxophone
  • Mat Mathews- accordion
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Tony Scott- clarinet, piano
  • Dick Katz- piano
  • Skip Fawcett- double bass
  • Wendell Marshall- double bass
  • Kenny Clarke- drums
  • Osie Johnson– drums

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  2. If I’m Lucky (I’ll Be The One) – Chuck Darwin, Paulette Girard
  3. Old Devil Moon – Y. “Yip” Harburg, Burton Lane
  4. Tip Toe Gently – Mat Mathews, Paulette Girard
  5. You Made Me Care – Chuck Darwin, Paulette Girard
  6. Last Time for Love
  7. Misery – Tony Scott
  8. Too Much in Love to Care