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1935-1938


Date: November 19, 1935
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Decca

Gene Krupa and his Chicagoans
Benny Goodman (cl), Dick Clark (ts), Nate Kazebier (t), Joe Harris (tb), Allan Reuss (g), Jess Stacy (p), Israel Crosby (b), Gene Krupa (d)

90460-A The Last Round Up
(Hill)
Decca 78 10″: 18115 — The Last Round Up/Jazz Me Blues
Folkways LP 12″: FJ-2861 — Swingin’: Big Band Swing and Jazz from the 1930’s and 1940’s (1986)
90461-A Jazz Me Blues
(Delaney)
Decca 78 10″: 18115 — The Last Round Up/Jazz Me Blues
90462-A Three Little Words
(Kalmar, Ruby)
Decca 78 10″: 18114 — Three Little Words/Blues Of Israel
90463-B Blues Of Israel
(Crosby)
Decca 78 10″: 18114 — Three Little Words/Blues Of Israel

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
Prestige LP 12″: PR-7644 — Benny Goodman And The Giants Of Swing (1968)


Date: February 29, 1936
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Victor (Studio C)

Gene Krupa’s Swing Band
Benny Goodman (cl), Chu Berry (ts), Roy Eldridge (t), Allan Reuss (g), Jess Stacy (p), Israel Crosby (b), Gene Krupa (d), Helen Ward (v)

BS-100012-1 I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
(Franklin)
Victor 78 10″: 25276 — I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music/Swing Is Here (1936)
Bluebird 78 10″: B-10705 — I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music/Swing Is Here
RCA LP 12″: K1RS-5903 — Jam Session (1980)
BS-100013-1 Mutiny In The Parlor – vHW
(Heyman, Lawnhurst)
Victor 78 10″: 25263 — Mutiny In The Parlor/I’m Gonna Clap My Hands (1936)
Bluebird CD: ND-86755 — The Women / Classic Female Jazz Artists 1939-1952 (1990)
Sony Music Special Products CD: AK-57766 — Sunday Brunch (1994)
BS-100014-1 I’m Gonna Clap My Hands – vHW
(Riley, Farley)
Victor 78 10″: 25263 — Mutiny In The Parlor/I’m Gonna Clap My Hands (1936)
BS-100015-1 Swing Is Here
(Krupa, Eldridge, Berry)
Victor 78 10″: 25276 — I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music/Swing Is Here (1936)
Bluebird 78 10″: B-10705 — I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music/Swing Is Here
RCA Victor 45 7″: WPT-35 — A Treasury Of Immortal Performances – Great Trumpet Artists (1952)
RCA Victor LP 10″: LPT-26 — A Treasury Of Immortal Performances – Great Trumpet Artists (1951)
RCA Special Products LP 12″: DMM1-0320 — The Big Band Collector’s Guild: Premiere Showcase (1978)
RCA/Camden CD: CAD1-368 — The Best of the Big Name Bands (1987)
RCA Victor CD: 9972-2-R — Nipper’s Greatest Hits: The 30’s, Vol. 2 (1990)
RCA Victor CD: 66084-2 — RCA Victor Jazz: The First Half-Century (1992)
RCA Victor CD: 09026-68509-2 — Swing! Greatest Hits (1996)
BMG CD: 09026-68735-2 — Jazz Of The 1930’s: Greatest Hits (1997)
RCA CD: 09026-63445-2 — More Fabulous Swing (1999)

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
RCA/Camden LP 12″: CAL-340 — Mutiny In The Parlor (1956)
RCA/Camden LP 12″: CAL-340 — Swingin’ With Krupa (1958)
RCA Victor LP 12″: LPV-578 — Swing, Vol. 1 (1971)
Bluebird CD: ND-82180 — Swing Is Here: Small Band Swing 1935-1939 (1990)


Date: April 14, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Vido Musso (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Helen Ward (v)

B-22729-2 Grandfather’s Clock
(Work)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8124 — Grandfather’s Clock/I Know That You Know
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
B-22730-2 Prelude To A Stomp
(Willett)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8139 — PreludeTo A Stomp/Fare Thee Well, Annie Laurie
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
B-22731-1 One More Dream – vHW
(Sigler, Coots)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8123 — One More Dream/Feelin’ High And Happy
Columbia EP 7″: B-2001 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks Vol. 3 (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-641 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks (1955)
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
B-22731-2
[alternate]
One More Dream – vHW
(Sigler, Coots)
Sony Music Special Products CD: CCM-155-2 — The Complete Helen Ward On Columbia (2000)
B-22732-1
[alternate]
The Madam Swings It
(Olsen, Russell, Martin)
Classics CD: 754 [FR] — The Chronogical Classics: Gene Krupa And His Orchestra – 1935-1938 (1994)
B-22732-2
[rejected]
The Madam Swings It
(Olsen, Russell, Martin)
unissued

Date: April 15, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Vido Musso (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Helen Ward (v)

B-22733-2 I Know That You Know
(Caldwell, Youmans)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8124 — Grandfather’s Clock/I Know That You Know
B-22734-1 Feelin’ High And Happy – vHW
(Koehler, Bloom)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8123 — One More Dream/Feelin’ High And Happy
Sony Music Special Products CD: CCM-155-2 — The Complete Helen Ward On Columbia (2000)

Both titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1


Date: May 4, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Vido Musso (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Chuck Evans (tb, v), Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Jerry Kruger (v)

B-22732-3,4 The Madam Swings It
(Olsen, Russell, Martin)
unissued
B-22732-5 The Madam Swings It
(Olsen, Russell, Martin)
Encore LP 12″: P-14379 — Krupa Swings (1980)
B-22865-2 Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down – vCE
(Quicksell, Logwig)
unissued
B-22866-1 Fare Thee Well, Annie Laurie – vJK
(Krueger, Thornhill, Parrish)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8139 — Prelude To A Stomp/Fare Thee Well, Annie Laurie
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
B-22867-2 Jam On Toast
(Krupa)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8211 — Jam On Toast/Tutti Frutti
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1

Date: June 2, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Vido Musso (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Chuck Evans, Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye (v)

B-23006-1 If It Rains – Who Cares? – vID
(Burke, Leslie)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8161 — There’s Honey On The Moon Tonight/If It Rains – Who Cares?
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-101 — In Disco Order Volume 1
B-23007-2 Wire Brush Stomp
(Krupa, Biondi)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8166 — Wire Brush Stomp/What Goes On Here In My Heart
Okeh 78 10″: 6106 — Hamtramck/Wire Brush Stomp
Columbia LP 10″: CL-6066 — Gene Krupa Dance Parade (1949)
Columbia LP 10″: CL-2515 — Drummin’ Man (1955)
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2
B-23008-1 What Goes On Here In My Heart – vID
(Robin, Rainger)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8166 — Wire Brush Stomp/What Goes On Here In My Heart
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2
B-23009-1 There’s Honey On The Moon Tonight – vID
(Coots, Gillespie, Davis)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8161 — There’s Honey On The Moon Tonight/If It Rains – Who Cares?
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2

Date: June 18, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Sam Donahue (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Chuck Evans, Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye (v)

B-23251-1 Meet The Beat Of My Heart – vID
(Revel, Gordon)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8188 — Nagasaki/Meet The Beat Of My Heart
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp
B-23252-3 My Own
(McHugh, Adamson)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8205 — Any Time At All/My Own
B-23253-1 You’re As Pretty As A Picture – vID
(McHugh, Adamson)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8198 — Rhythm Jam/You’re As Pretty As A Picture

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2


Date: July 19, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Sam Donahue (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Chuck Evans, Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Leo Watson (v)

B-23255-3 Rhythm Jam
(Willett)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8198 — Rhythm Jam/You’re As Pretty As A Picture
Columbia EP 7″: B-2001 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks Vol. 3 (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-641 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)
B-23256-2 Nagasaki – vLW
(Warren, Dixon)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8188 — Nagasaki/Meet The Beat Of My Heart
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp

Both titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2


Date: August 10, 1938
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Murray Williams (cl, as), George Siravo (as), Carl Biesacker, Sam Donahue (ts), Tom DiCarlo, Tom Gonsoulin, Dave Schultze (t), Chuck Evans, Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye, Leo Watson (v)

B-23323-1 Any Time At All – vID
(Dorsey, Van Heusen)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8205 — Any Time At All/My Own
B-23324-1 Tutti Frutti – vLW
(Fisher, Gaillard)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8211 — Jam On Toast/Tutti Frutti
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)

Both titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2


Date: October 4, 1938
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Dick Lotter (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye (v)

C-2356-4 Tell Me With Your Kisses – vID
(Friend, Franklin)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8246 — Love Doesn’t Grow On Trees/Tell Me With Your Kisses
C-2357-4 Bye Bye Blues
(Hamm, Bennett, Lown, Gray)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8249 — Bye Bye Blues/After Looking At You
C-2358-4 After Looking At You – vID
(Goodhart, Hoffman, Kurtz)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8249 — Bye Bye Blues/After Looking At You
C-2359-4 Love Doesn’t Grow On Trees – vID
(Freed, Lane)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8246 — Love Doesn’t Grow On Trees/Tell Me With Your Kisses

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-105 — In Disco Order Volume 2


Date: October 11, 1938
Location:
Chicago, IL
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Dick Lotter (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d)

C-2360-4 Walkin’ And Swingin’
(Williams)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8253 — Walkin’ And Swingin’/Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down
C-2361-4 Since My Best Girl Turned Me Down
(Quicksell, Logwig)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8253 — Walkin’ And Swingin’/Since My Best Gal Turned Me Down

Both titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3


Date: November 18, 1938
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Dick Lotter (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye, Leo Watson (v)

LA-1754-A Wait Until My Heart Finds Out – vID
(Chaplin, Cahn)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8274 — Lightly And Politely/Wait Until My Heart Finds Out
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3
LA-1755-A
[alternate]
Jeepers Creepers – vLW
(Warren, Mercer)
Columbia Special Products LP 12″: P3-13618 — Rare Big Band Gems 1932-1947 (1976)
LA-1755-C Jeepers Creepers – vLW
(Warren, Mercer)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8280 — Say It With A Kiss/Jeepers Creepers
Columbia EP 7″: B-2000 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks Vol. 2 (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-641 — Gene Krupa’s Sidekicks (1955)
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3
Columbia Musical Treasuries LP 12″: P2S-5654 — The Early Years: Great Stars of the 30’s and 40’s (1973)
LA-1756-A Say It With A Kiss – vID
(Warren, Mercer)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8280 — Say It With A Kiss/Jeepers Creepers
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3
LA-1757-B Lightly And Politely
(Pierce)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8274 — Lightly And Politely/Wait Until My Heart Finds Out
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3

Date: December 1, 1938
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Dick Lotter (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye (v)

LA-1758-A Bolero At The Savoy – vID
(Mundy, Biondi, Carpenter, Krupa)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8284 — Bolero At The Savoy/Murdy Purdy
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp
LA-1759-B Murdy, Purdy
(Krupa, Mundy)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8284 — Bolero At The Savoy/Murdy Purdy
Bandstand LP 12″: BS-7117 — Wire Brush Stomp
LA-1760-B Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-Der-E
(Sayers)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8296 — Apurksody/Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3


Date: December 12, 1938
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Brunswick

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Mascagni “Musky” Ruffo, Bob Snyder (cl, as), Sam Donahue (ts), Ray Cameron, Dick Lotter (t), Dalton Rizzoto, Al Sherman, Bruce Squires (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Horace Rollins (b), Gene Krupa (d), Irene Daye, Leo Watson (v)

LA-1761-A I Won’t Believe It (Till I Here It From You) – vID
(Block, Selsman, Robinson)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8292 — I Won’t Believe It (Til I Here It From You)/An Old Curiosity Shop
LA-1762-A Never Felt Better, Never Had Less – vID
(Baer, Hess)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8289 — Do You Wanna Jump, Children?/Never Felt Better, Never Had Less
LA-1763-A An Old Curiosity Shop – vID
(Coslow, Silver, Wood)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8292 — I Won’t Believe It (Til I Here It From You)/An Old Curiosity Shop
Columbia Special Products LP 12″: P-14302 — A Treasury Of Sam Coslow Songs (1977)
LA-1764-A Apurksody
(Krupa, Willett)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8296 — Apurksody/Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-E
Okeh 78 10″: 5997 — Apurksody (Theme Song)/Jungle Madness
Okeh 78 10″: 6631 — Apurksody (Theme Song)/Scatter-Brain (Theme Song) [Frankie Masters and his Orchestra]
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)
LA-1765-B Do You Wanna Jump, Children? – vLW
(Van Heusen, Bryant, Selsman)
Brunswick 78 10″: 8289 — Do You Wanna Jump, Children?/Never Felt Better, Never Had Less

All titles also on:
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-110 — In Disco Order Volume 3

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