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1955-1956


Date: February 7, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (cl, as, ts, t, acc), Bobby Scott (p), Milt Hinton [unconfirmed] (b), Gene Krupa (d)

2265-1
[alternate]
Little White Lies
(Donaldson)
unissued
2266-2
[alternate]
Sleepy Lagoon
(Lawrence, Coates)
unissued
2267-1 All Of Me
(Simons, Marks)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
2268-1 Strike Up The Band
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
2269-1 Tenderly
(Gross, Lawrence)
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/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
2270-1 Tepee
(Scott)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2271-1 Bach’s Blues
(Krupa, Drew, Shu, Scott)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-366 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
2272-1 Makin’ Whoopee
(Donaldson, Kahn)
Clef EP 7″: EPC-366 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
2273-2
[alternate]
‘S Wonderful
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-411 — Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1956)

Date: March 10, 1955
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (h, cl, as, ts), Bobby Scott (p, v), John Drew (b), Gene Krupa (d)

2281-3 Little White Lies
(Donaldson)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
Clef 78 10″: 89145 — Little White Lies/Sleepy Lagoon (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89145×45 — Little White Lies/Sleepy Lagoon (1955)
2282-4 | 64VK328 Sleepy Lagoon
(Lawrence, Coates)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-668 — The Gene Krupa Quartet (1955)
Clef 78 10″: 89145 — Little White Lies/Sleepy Lagoon (1955)
Clef 45 7″: 89145×45 — Little White Lies/Sleepy Lagoon (1955)
2283-2 ‘S Wonderful
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
Clef 78 10″: 89163 — ‘S Wonderful/Willow Weep For Me (1956)
Clef 45 7″: 89163×45 — ‘S Wonderful/Willow Weep For Me (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
2284-1
[alternate]
Willow Weep For Me
(Ronell)
unissued
2285-1 Willow Weep For Me
(Ronell)
Clef 78 10″: 89163 — ‘S Wonderful/Willow Weep For Me (1956)
Clef 45 7″: 89163×45 — ‘S Wonderful/Willow Weep For Me (1956)
2286-2 Hippeedeebip
(Krupa, Shu, Drew, Scott)
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/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
2287-2
[alternate]
Hippeedeebip
(Krupa, Shu, Drew, Scott)
unissued
2288-3 Strike Up The Band
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
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/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2289-1 | 20119-1 She’s Funny That Way
(Daniels, Whiting)
Verve 78 10″: V-2007 — She’s Funny That Way/Danny Boy (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2007×45 — She’s Funny That Way/Danny Boy (1956)
2290-7 | 20120-7 Danny Boy
(Weatherly)
Verve 78 10″: V-2007 — She’s Funny That Way/Danny Boy (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2007×45 — She’s Funny That Way/Danny Boy (1956)
2291-2 Krupa’s Wail
(Krupa, Drew)
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/MGM LP 12″: V-8204 — The Jazz Rhythms Of Gene Krupa (1961)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)

Date: July 31, 1955
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Clef


Gene Krupa – Teddy Wilson – Lionel Hampton Quartet
Lionel Hampton (vib), Teddy Wilson (p), Red Callender (b), Gene Krupa (d)

2360-4 Avalon
(Rose, Jolson, DeSylva)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2361-6 | 63VK630 I Got Rhythm
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8571 — The Essential Gene Krupa – Let Me Off Uptown [M/S] (1964)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8594 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa [M/S] (1964)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: SW-90578 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa [S]
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2362-4 Moonglow
(Hudson, DeLange, Mills)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2362-7 Moonglow
(Hudson, DeLange, Mills)
Clef 78 10″: 89166 — Moonglow/Blues For Benny (1956)
Clef 45 7″: 89166×45 — Moonglow/Blues For Benny (1956)
MGM LP 12″: PM-10 — Alemite CD-2 Presents MGM’s Star Spectacular
2363-2 Blues For Benny
(Krupa, Wilson, Hampton)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2363-3 Blues For Benny
(Krupa, Wilson, Hampton)
Clef 78 10″: 89166 — Moonglow/Blues For Benny (1956)
Clef 45 7″: 89166×45 — Moonglow/Blues For Benny (1956)
2364-4 Just You, Just Me
(Greer, Klages)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
2365-1 The Man I Love
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
unissued in the U.S.
2366-2 Airmail Special
(Christian, Mundy, Goodman)
Clef LP 12″: MGC-681 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson Playing Some Of The Selections They Played In The Benny Goodman Movie (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8066 — Gene Krupa – Lionel Hampton – Teddy Wilson With Red Callender (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa Return Engagement (1975)
2367-1 Body And Soul
(Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton)
unissued in the U.S.



Date: October 2, 1955
Location: “Opera House”, Chicago, IL
Label: Clef

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (cl, ts, t), Bobby Scott (p), Whitey Mitchell (b), Gene Krupa (d)

[live] Sleepy Lagoon
(Lawrence, Coates)
Clef LP 12″: MG-VOL. 11 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11 (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MG-VOL. 11 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11 (1957)
Jazz Greats LP 12″: JG-633 — Gene Krupa Quartet – Max Roach/Cliiford Brown Quintet (1972)
[live] Sing Sing Sing
(Prima)
Clef LP 12″: MG-VOL. 11 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11 (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MG-VOL. 11 — Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 11 (1957)
Jazz Greats LP 12″: JG-633 — Gene Krupa Quartet – Max Roach/Cliiford Brown Quintet (1972)
[live] Drum Boogie
(Krupa, Eldridge)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-416 — Jazz At The Philharmonic (1956)
[live] How High The Moon
(Hamilton, Lewis)
Jazz Greats LP 12″: JG-633 — Gene Krupa Quartet – Max Roach/Cliiford Brown Quintet (1972)

Date: November 1, 1955
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Clef

Krupa And Rich
Illinois Jacquet, Joe “Flip” Phillips (ts), Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie (t), Herb Ellis (g), Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich (d)

2527-3 | 63VK632 Gene’s Blues [omit Rich]
(Krupa)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8571 — The Essential Gene Krupa – Let Me Off Uptown [M/S] (1964)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8594 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa [M/S] (1964)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: SW-90578 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa [S]
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
2528-3 Buddy’s Blues [omit Krupa]
(Rich)
Verve CD: 835-314-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich (1988)
2529-1 Bernie’s Tune
(Miller, Lieber, Stoller)
Verve CD: 835-314-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich (1988)
2530-1 I Never Knew
(Carroll)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
2531-2 Sweethearts On Parade
(Lombardo, Newman)
Verve CD: 835-314-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa & Buddy Rich (1988)

Date: February 12, 1956
Location: Fine Sound Studio, New York City, NY
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Hal McKusick (cl, as), Aaron Sachs (cl, ts), Sam Marowitz (as), Eddie Shu (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Roy Eldridge (t, v), Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (t), Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson, Fred Ohms, Kai Winding (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Dave McKenna (p), John Drew (b), Gene Krupa (d), Anita O’Day (v)

2760-2 | 62VK214 Boogie Blues – vAO
(Krupa, Biondi)
Verve 45 7″: VK-107 — Boogie Blues/Sweet Georgia Brown [Anita O’Day]
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5000 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 1) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve 78 10″: V-2008 — Boogie Blues/Let Me Off Uptown (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2008×45 — Boogie Blues/Let Me Off Uptown (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Verve CD: 314-517-175-2 — The Essential Big Bands (1992)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2761-7 Opus No. 1 – vAO
(Oliver, Garris)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5000 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 1) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8207 — Here Come The Swinging Bands (1957)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Verve CD: 833-281-2 — Compact Jazz: Best Of The Big Bands (1987)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2762-2 That’s What You Think – vAO
(Werner, Werner)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5001 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 2) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8207 — Here Come The Swinging Bands (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2763-4 Fish Fry
(Krupa)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5000 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 1) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
2764-6 | 63VK628 Let Me Off Uptown – vAO, RE
(Bostic, Evans)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5001 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 2) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve 78 10″: V-2008 — Boogie Blues/Let Me Off Uptown (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2008×45 — Boogie Blues/Let Me Off Uptown (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8207 — Here Come The Swinging Bands (1957)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8571 — The Essential Gene Krupa – Let Me Off Uptown [M/S] (1964)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
Verve CD: 314-517-954-2 — Compact Jazz: Anita O’Day (1993)
Verve CD: 314-523-338-2 — Little Jazz: The Best Of The Verve Years (1994)
PolyGram CD: 314-520-423-2 — Uptown Saturday Night (1997)
Verve CD: 565-390-2 — Swingin’ Talkin’ Verve (1998)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2765-2 Drummin’ Man – vAO
(Krupa, Parham)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5002 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 3) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Verve CD: 833-286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2766-3 Slow Down – vAO
(Evans)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5002 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 3) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
2767-3 Rockin’ Chair
(Carmichael)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5002 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 3) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
2768-4 Leave Us Leap
(Finckel)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5000 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 1) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
2769-7 After You’ve Gone
(Creamer, Layton)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5001 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 2) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 840-030-2 — Jazz – Club: Big Band (1989)
2769-?
[alternate]
 After You’ve Gone
(Creamer, Layton)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
2770-5  Wire Brush Stomp
(Krupa, Biondi)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5001 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 2) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
2771-5 Drum Boogie
(Krupa, Eldridge)
Verve EP 7″: EPV-5002 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (Part 3) (1956)
American Recording Society LP 12″: G-427 — Drummer Man – Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-2008 — Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FI (1956)
Verve 45 7″: VK-115 — Disc Jockey Jump/Drum Boogie (1962)
Verve CD: 827-843-2 — Drummer Man (1986)
Verve CD: 833-281-2 — Compact Jazz: Best Of The Big Bands (1987)
Verve CD: 314-517-175-2 — The Essential Big Bands (1992)

Date: April 20, 1956
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve

The Wailers with Gene Krupa Big Band
Eddie Shu (ts), Bobby Scott (p), John Drew (b), Gene Krupa (d), The Wailers (v)

20135-7 That’s Your Mistake – vTW
(Toombs)
Verve 78 10″: V-2016 — That’s Your Mistake/G & J Blues (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2016×45 — That’s Your Mistake/G & J Blues (1956)
20136-4 G & J Blues – vTW
(Costanzo, Wiggins)
Verve 78 10″: V-2016 — That’s Your Mistake/G & J Blues (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2016×45 — That’s Your Mistake/G & J Blues (1956)
20137-7 Apple Cider – vTW
(Smith, Starkes)
Verve 78 10″: V-2011 — Apple Cider/You’d Better Stop (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2011×45 — Apple Cider/You’d Better Stop (1956)
20138-2 You’d Better Stop – vTW
(Kari)
Verve 78 10″: V-2011 — Apple Cider/You’d Better Stop (1956)
Verve 45 7″: V-2011×45 — Apple Cider/You’d Better Stop (1956)

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