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1942-1944


Date: January 23, 1942
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Okeh

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Musiker (cl, as), Benny Feeman (as), Don Brassfield, Jimmy Milione, Rex Sittig (ts), Al Beck, Roy Eldridge, Vito ‘Mickey’ Mangano, Norman Murphy (t), John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Milt Raskin (p), Ed Mihelich (b), Gene Krupa (d), Johnny Desmond, Anita O’Day (v)

32310-1 Side By Side – vAO
(Woods)
Columbia 78 10″: 36726 — Bolero At The Savoy/Side By Side
Okeh 78 10″: 6721 — Bolero At The Savoy/Side By Side
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-167 — In Disco Order Volume 15
32310-2
[alternate]
Side By Side – vAO
(Woods)
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
32311-1 The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Artillery Song) – vJD
(Gruber)
Okeh 78 10″: 6582 — The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Artillery Song)/The Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma)
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-167 — In Disco Order Volume 15
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)
32312-1 Harlem On Parade – vAO
(Evans, Carter)
Okeh 78 10″: 6607 — Harlem On Parade/Skylark
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-167 — In Disco Order Volume 15
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
Columbia CD: CK-45448 — Uptown (1990)
Columbia CD: CK-65625 — Let Me Off Uptown! (1999)
32312-3
[alternate]
Harlem On Parade – vAO
(Evans, Carter)
Columbia LP 12″: C2-38033 — Roy Eldridge ‎– The Early Years (1982)
32313-1 The Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma) – vJD
(Phillips)
Okeh 78 10″: 6582 — The Caissons Go Rolling Along (Artillery Song)/The Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma)
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-167 — In Disco Order Volume 15
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)
32313-2
[alternate]
The Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma) – vJD
(Phillips)
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)
32313-7
[alternate]
The Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma) – vJD
(Phillips)
Columbia LP 12″: C2-38033 — Roy Eldridge ‎– The Early Years (1982)

Date: February 26, 1942
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Okeh

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Musiker (cl, as), Benny Feeman (as), Don Brassfield, Jimmy Milione, Rex Sittig (ts), Al Beck, Roy Eldridge, Vito ‘Mickey’ Mangano, Norman Murphy (t), John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Babe Wagner (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Joe Springer (p), Ed Mihelich (b), Gene Krupa (d), Johnny Desmond, Anita O’Day (v)

32494-1 West Of The Weather – vJD
(Werner)
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)
32495-1 Fightin’ Doug MacArthur – vAO
(Ram)
Okeh 78 10″: 6635 — Night Of Nights (Tura Lura Li)/Fightin’ Doug MacArthur
Ajax LP 12″: AJAX-167 — In Disco Order Volume 15
32496-1 That’s What You Think – vAO
(Werner, Werner)
Columbia 78 10″: 36621 — That’s What You Think/All Those Wonderful Years
Columbia 78 10″: 37533 — That’s What You Think/Knock Me A Kiss
Columbia 78 10″: C-138 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1947)
Columbia EP 7″: B-138 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1947)
Columbia LP 10″: CL-6017 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1948)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-753 — Gene Krupa (1955)
Columbia EP 7″: B-2520 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Featuring Anita O’Day (1957)
Harmony LP 12″: HL-7252 — The Gene Krupa Story In Music (1960)
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)
Columbia LP 12″: JCL-753 — Gene Krupa (1973)
Columbia LP 12″: KG-32663 — Gene Krupa, His Orchestra And Anita O’Day Featuring Roy Eldridge (1974)
Columbia Special Products LP 12″: P-16765 — The Best Of The Big Bands Volume 7 (1982)
Columbia Special Products LP 12″: C3-10046 — Body And Soul
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
Smithsonian Collection LP 12″: P6-19881 — Singers And Soloists Of The Swing Bands (1987)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-28436 — The Best Of The Big Bands Volume 7
Columbia CD: CK-65625 — Let Me Off Uptown! (1999)
32497-1 Me And My Melinda – vJD
(Berlin)
Okeh 78 10″: 6619 — Pass The Bounce/Me And My Melinda
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)

Date: April 2, 1942
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Columbia

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Musiker (cl, as), Benny Feeman (as), Don Brassfield, Jimmy Milione, Rex Sittig (ts), Al Beck, Vito ‘Mickey’ Mangano, Norman Murphy (t), Roy Eldridge (t, v), Joe Conigliaro, John Grassi, Babe Wagner (tb), Ray Biondi (g), Joe Springer (p), Ed Mihelich (b), Gene Krupa (d), Johnny Desmond, Anita O’Day (v)

C-4209-1 Knock Me A Kiss – vRE
(Razaf, Jackson)
Columbia 78 10″: 36591 — Knock Me A Kiss/Deliver Me To Tennessee
Columbia 78 10″: 37533 — That’s What You Think/Knock Me A Kiss
Columbia EP 7″: B-138 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1947)
Columbia 78 10″: C-138 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1947)
Columbia LP 10″: CL-6017 — Gene Krupa And His Orchestra (1948)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-753 — Gene Krupa (1955)
Harmony LP 12″: HL-7252 — The Gene Krupa Story In Music (1960)
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)
Columbia LP 12″: JCL-753 — Gene Krupa (1973)
Columbia LP 12″: CJ-40652 — The 1940s – The Singers (1987)
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Columbia CD: CK-40652 — The 1940s – The Singers (1991)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
Columbia CD: CK-45448 — Uptown (1990)
C-4210-1 Barrelhouse Bessie From Basin Street – vAO, RE
(Styne, Magidson)
Columbia CD: CK-45448 — Uptown (1990)
Columbia CD: CK-65625 — Let Me Off Uptown! (1999)
C-4211-1 All Those Wonderful Years – vJD
(Morgan)
Columbia 78 10″: 36621 — That’s What You Think/All Those Wonderful Years
Collector’s Choice CD: CCM-300-2 — The Complete Early Sides (2002)
C-4212-1 Deliver Me To Tennessee – vAO
(Hughes, Bradley, Smith)
Columbia 78 10″: 36591 — Knock Me A Kiss/Deliver Me To Tennessee

All titles also on:
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16


Date: July 13, 1942
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Okeh

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Musiker (cl, as), Benny Feeman (as), Don Brassfield, Jimmy Milione (ts), Rex Sittig (ts, bar), Al Beck, Roy Eldridge, Vito ‘Mickey’ Mangano, Norman Murphy (t), John Grassi, Jay Kelliher, Pullman ‘Tommy’ Pederson, Greg Phillips, Babe Wagner (tb), Ray Biondi, Teddy Walters (g), Milt Raskin, Joe Springer (p), Ed Mihelich (b), Gene Krupa (d), Johnny Desmond, Anita O’Day (v)

CO-32999-1 That Drummer’s Band
(Krupa)
Columbia 78 10″: 36819 — That Drummer’s Band/What’s This?
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
Epic LP 12″: EE-22027 — That Drummer’s Band
Columbia Special Products LP 12″: J2-15596 — Big Bands Are Back (1981)
Columbia CD: CK-45448 — Uptown (1990)
CO-32999-2
[alternate]
That Drummer’s Band
(Krupa)
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
CO-32999-3
[alternate]
That Drummer’s Band
(Krupa)
Columbia LP 12″: C2-38033 — Roy Eldridge ‎– The Early Years (1982)
CO-33000-1
[rejected]
Beaver – vJD, AO
(unknown)
Encore LP 12″: P-14379 — Krupa Swings(1980)
CO-33001-1 Massachusetts – vAO
(Roberts, Razaf)
Okeh 78 10″: 6695 — Massachusetts/”Murder” He Says
Columbia LP 10″: CL-6066 — Gene Krupa Dance Parade (1949)
Columbia LP 12″: CL-753 — Gene Krupa (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: C2L-29 — Drummin’ Man (1963)
Columbia LP 12″: JCL-753 — Gene Krupa (1973)
Columbia LP 12″: KG-32663 — Gene Krupa, His Orchestra And Anita O’Day Featuring Roy Eldridge (1974)
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
Columbia CD: CK-65625 — Let Me Off Uptown! (1999)
CO-33001-2
[alternate]
Massachusetts – vAO
(Roberts, Razaf)
Columbia LP 12″: C2-38033 — Roy Eldridge ‎– The Early Years (1982)
CO-33002-1 “Murder”, He Says – vAO
(McHugh, Loesser)
Okeh 78 10″: 6695 — Massachusetts/”Murder” He Says
Columbia LP 12″: CL-753 — Gene Krupa (1955)
Columbia LP 12″: JCL-753 — Gene Krupa (1973)
Columbia LP 12″: KG-32663 — Gene Krupa, His Orchestra And Anita O’Day Featuring Roy Eldridge (1974)
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
Sony Music Special Products LP 12″: ST-BB12 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1984)
Columbia CD: CK-45448 — Uptown (1990)
Sony Music Special Products CD: A-17587/R960-13 — Big Bands – Gene Krupa (1993)
CO-33002-4
[alternate]
“Murder”, He Says – vAO
(McHugh, Loesser)
Columbia LP 12″: C2-38033 — Roy Eldridge ‎– The Early Years (1982)

Date: May 1-11, 1944
Location: NBC Studios, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Label: V-Disc

Gene Krupa Trio
Buddy DeFranco (cl), Dodo Marmarosa (p), Gene Krupa (d)

VP-660 Liza
(Gershwin, Gershwin, Kahn)
V-Disc 78 12″: 253-B — Liza/Hodge Podge 91944)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12″: GOJ-10069 — Ace Drummer Man (1978)
VP-660 Hodge Podge
(Ellington, Hodges)
V-Disc 78 12″: 253-B — Liza/Hodge Podge (1944)
Giants Of Jazz LP 12″: GOJ-10069 — Ace Drummer Man (1978)
How High The Moon
(Hamilton, Lewis)
unissued

Date: August 15, 1944
Location: New York City, NY
Label: V-Disc

Gene Krupa and his New Orchestra
Harry Klee (ww), Ray DeGeer (as), Charlie Ventura (ts), Stuart Olson (bar), Tommy Allison, Marty Olson, Pincus “Pinky” Savitt, Al Stearns (t), Leon Cox, Bill Cully, Pullman ‘Tommy’ Pederson (tb), Ray Biondi, George Cuomo (g), Sid Weiss (b), Gene Krupa (d), Teddy Blume, Ralph Friedman, Greg Ginzburg, Sam Gurkin, Paul Nero, Herb Sorkin (vn), Tom Alonge, Harry Belkin (vl), Lillian Lane (v)

VP-915 The Very Thought Of You – vLL
(Noble)
V-Disc 78 12″: 332-A — The Very Thought Of You (1944)
VP-917 Fish Market
(Verdi)
V-Disc 78 12″: 342-B — Fish Market (1945)
  Hawaiian War Chant
(Noble, Freed, Leleiohoku)
unissued

Date: November 11, 1944
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Columbia

Gene Krupa & the Band That Swings With Strings
Murray Williams (cl, as), Francis Antonelli (as), Andy Pino, Charlie Ventura (ts), Stuart Olson (bar), Bill Conrad, Don Fagerquist, Tony Russo, Joe Triscari (t), Leon Cox, Bill Cully, Pullman ‘Tommy’ Pederson (tb), Ed Yance (g), Teddy Napoleon (p), Clyde Newcombe (b), Joe Dale, Gene Krupa (d), Ray Biondi, Teddy Blume, Victor Pariante, Jerome Reisler, Jacob Shulman (vn), George Grosman, Paul Powell (vl), Julius Ehrenworth (vc), Jerry Duane, Dave Lambert, Lillian Lane, Buddy Stewart as “The G-Noters” (v)

CCO-4295-1 What Is There To Say
(Duke, Harburg)
unissued
CCO-4296-1 I Walked In (With My Eyes Wide Open) – vBS
(Adamson, McHugh)
Columbia 78 10″: 36768 — I Walked In (With My Eyes Wide Open)/I’ll Remember Suzanne
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
CCO-4297-1B I’ll Remeber Suzanne – vGN
(Segal, Miles)
Columbia 78 10″: 36768 — I Walked In (With My Eyes Wide Open)/I’ll Remember Suzanne
Sounds Of Swing LP 12″: LP-114 — That Drummer’s Band
Ajaz LP 12″: AJAZ-203 — In Disco Order Volume 16
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