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1953-1954


Date: April 14, 1953
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Sextet
Willie Smith (as), Charlie Shavers (t), Steve Jordan (g), Teddy Wilson (p), Israel Crosby (b), Gene Krupa (d)

1204-3 Capital Idea
(Shavers)
Clef 78 10″: 89099 — Capital Idea/Overtime (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89099×45 — Capital Idea/Overtime (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-703 — Drum Boogie – Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8087 — Drum Boogie – Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8087 — Drum Boogie – Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1961)
1205-4 Coronation Hop
(Shavers)
Clef 78 10″: 89057 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Mercury 45 7″: 89057×45 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Mercury 78 10″: 89057 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Clef 45 7″: 89057×45 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-687 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8071 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1957)
1206-5 Paradise
(Clifford, Brown)
Mercury 78 10″: 89057 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Clef 45 7″: 89057×45 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-703 — Drum Boogie Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8087 — Drum Boogie Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8087 — Drum Boogie-Music By The Gene Krupa Trio & Sextet (1961)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
Verve CD: 833 286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
1207-11 Overtime
(Shavers)
Clef 78 10″: 89057 —Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Mercury 45 7″: 89057×45 — Coronation Hop/Paradise (1953)
Clef 78 10″: 89099 — Capital Idea/Overtime (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89099×45 — Capital Idea/Overtime (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-687 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8071 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1957)

All titles also on:
Clef LP 10″: MGC-152 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #2 (1954)


Date: September 10, 1953
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

The Gene Krupa Septet
Ben Webster (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), Bill Harris (tb), Herb Ellis (g), Teddy Wilson (p), Ray Brown (b), Gene Krupa (d)

1308-1 Imagination
(Van Heusen, Burke)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-152 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #2 (1954)
Verve CD: 833 286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
1309-1 Don’t Take Your Love From Me
(Nemo)
Clef LP 10″:MGC-152 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #2 (1954)
1310-5 Midget
(Shavers)
Clef 78 10″: 89105 —Midget/Showcase (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89105×45 —Midget/Showcase (1954)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
1311-3 I’m Coming, Virginia
(Cook, Heywood)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
1312-3 Payin’ Them Dues Blues
(Shavers)
Clef 45 7″: 89082×45 — Payin’ Them Dues Blues/Jungle Drums
Clef 78 10″: 89082 — Payin’ Them Dues Blues/Jungle Drums (1953)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
1313-3 Jungle Drums
(Lecuona, Lombardo, O’Flynn)
Clef 45 7″: 89082×45 — Payin’ Them Dues Blues/Jungle Drums
Clef 78 10″: 89082 — Payin’ Them Dues Blues/Jungle Drums (1953)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
1314-2 Showcase
(Shavers)
Clef 78 10″: 89105 — Midget/Showcase (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89105×45 — Midget/Showcase (1954)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-401 — Giants Of Jazz (1956)
MGM LP12″: GAS-132 — Gene Krupa Golden Archive Series (1970)
1315-5 Swedish Schnapps
(Shavers)
Clef LP 10″: MGC-147 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #1 (1954)
Verve CD: 833 286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)

All titles also on:
Clef LP 12″: MGC-687 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8071 — The Exciting Gene Krupa And His Quartet (1957)


Date: September 19, 1953
Location: Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Trio
Benny Carter (as), Oscar Peterson (p), Gene Krupa (d)

[live] Indiana
(Hanley, MacDonald)
 
[live] Somebody Loves Me
(Gershwin, DeSylva, MacDonald)
 
[live] Laura
(Raksin, Mercer)
 
[live] Stompin’ At The Savoy
(Sampson, Webb, Goodman, Razaf)
 

All titles on:
Clef LP 12″: MG-VOL. 16 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol.16 (1954)
Verve LP 12″: MG-VOL. 9 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol.9 (1957)


Date: November 4, 7 & 8, 1953
Location: Nichigeki Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
Label: Pablo

Gene Krupa Trio
Benny Carter (as), Oscar Peterson (p), Gene Krupa (d)

[live] Indiana
(Hanley, MacDonald)
 
[live] Cocktails For Two
(Johnston, Coslow)
 
[live] Don’t Be That Way
(Sampson, Parish, Goodman)
 
[live] Stompin’ At The Savoy
(Sampson, Webb, Goodman, Razaf)
 

All titles on:
Pablo LP 12″: 2PACD-2620-104-2 — J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953
Pablo LP 12″: 2620-104 — J.A.T.P. In Tokyo: Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953 (1977)


Date: February 1, 1954
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Trio
Eddie Shu (h, cl, as, ts), Teddy Napoleon (p), Gene Krupa (d)

1498-2 How High The Moon
(Hamilton, Lewis)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-223 — The Rocking Mr.Krupa #2
Clef 78 10″: 89134 — How High The Moon/Love For Sale (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89134×45 — How High The Moon/Love For Sale (1955)
1499-2 Love For Sale
(Porter)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-222 — The Rocking Mr.Krupa #1 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89134 — How High The Moon/Love For Sale (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89134×45 — How High The Moon/Love For Sale (1955)
1500-1 Booted
(Krupa, Shu, Napoleon)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-223 — The Rocking Mr. Krupa #2
1501-1 This Can’t Be Love
(Rodgers, Hart)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-222 — The Rocking Mr. Krupa #1 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89114 — This Can’t Be Love/Don’t Be That Way (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89114×45 — This Can’t Be Love/Don’t Be That Way (1954)
1502-3 September Song
(Weill, Anderson)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-222 — The Rocking Mr. Krupa #1 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89104 — September Song/Harmonica Shu Boogie (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89104×45 — September Song/Harmonica Shu Boogie (1954)
1503-2 Harmonica Shu Boogie
(Krupa, Shu, Napoleon)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-222 — The Rocking Mr. Krupa #1 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89104 — September Song/Harmonica Shu Boogie (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89104×45 — September Song/Harmonica Shu Boogie (1954)
1504-4 Don’t Be That Way
(Sampson, Parish, Goodman)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-248 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #4)
Clef 78 10″: 89114 — This Can’t Be Love/Don’t Be That Way (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89114×45 — This Can’t Be Love/Don’t Be That Way (1954)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
1505-2 Sing Sing Sing
(Prima)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-324 — The Rocking Mr. Krupa #3
MGM LP12″: GAS-132 — Gene Krupa Golden Archive Series (1970)

All titles also on:
Clef LP 12″: MGC-627 — The Rocking Gene Krupa And His Orchestra – Sing, Sing, Sing (1954)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8190 — Sing, Sing, Sing (1957)


Date: February 2, 1954
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Sextet
Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis (ts), Charlie Shavers (t), Bill Harris (tb),Teddy Wilson (p), Ray Brown (b), Gene Krupa (d)

1506-2 Bloozy Woozy
(Shavers)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-248 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #4)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)
1507-4 Windy
(Shavers)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-248 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #4)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89119 — Windy/Meddle My Minor (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89119×45 — Windy/Meddle My Minor (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)
1508-2 Meddle My Minor
(Shavers)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-248 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #4)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef 78 10″: 89119 — Windy/Meddle My Minor (1954)
Clef 45 7″: 89119×45 — Windy/Meddle My Minor (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)
1509-4 Who’s Rhythm
(Shavers)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-247 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #3)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
Verve CD: 833 286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
1510 [UNKNOWN TITLE]
(Rejected)
unissued
1511-3 Ballad Medley:
Dancing In The Dark
The Nearness Of You
You Are Too Beautiful
Tenderly
Autumn In New York
Clef EP 7″: EPC-325 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #5)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)
1512-1 Second Helping Blues
(Shavers)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-247 — Gene Krupa Sextet (Album #3)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-631 — The Gene Krupa Sextet #3 (1954)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-728 — The Driving Gene Krupa Plays With His Sextet (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8107 — The Driving Gene Krupa (1961)

Date: December 14, 1954
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (cl, as, ts, t, acc), Bobby Scott (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Gene Krupa (d)

2131-1 Undecided
(Shavers, Robin)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-411 — Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1957)
MGM LP12″: GAS-132 — Gene Krupa Golden Archive Series (1970)
2132-1 How Deep Is The Ocean?
(Berlin)
Clef 78 10″: 89140 — How Deep Is The Ocean/Gene’s Bass Blues (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89140×45 — How Deep Is The Ocean/Gene’s Bass Blues (1955)
2133-5 Gene’s Bass Blues
(Krupa)
Clef 78 10″: 89140 — How Deep Is The Ocean/Gene’s Bass Blues (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89140×45 — How Deep Is The Ocean/Gene’s Bass Blues (1955)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-411 — Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)

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