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1957-1959

Date: June 6, 1957
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (cl, as, ts, t), Dave McKenna (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Gene Krupa (d)

21054-2 Day By Day
(Stordahl, Weston, Cahn)
 
21055-2 Little Girl Blue
(Rodgers, Hart)
 
21056-2 As Long As I Live
(Arlen, Koehler)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
21057-1 Love Is Here To Stay
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa- Return Engagement (1975)
21058-7 Jumpin’ At The Woodside
(Basie)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa- Return Engagement (1975)
21059-3 Memories Of You
(Blake, Razaf)
 

All titles also on:
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8300 — Hey! Here’s Gene Krupa (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8300 — Hey! Here’s Gene Krupa (1961)


Date: July 2, 1957
Location: New York City, NY
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Shu (cl, as, ts, t), Dave McKenna (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Gene Krupa (d)

21077-4 | 62VK448 Gene’s Solo Flight
(Krupa)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8320 — Down Beat’s Hall Of Fame Volume1 (1959)
Verve LP 12″: PR/PRS 2-3 — The Greatest Names In Jazz
Verve CD: 833 286-2 — Compact Jazz: Gene Krupa (1987)
21078-1 Home (When Shadows Fall)
(Clarkson, Clarkson, Van Steeden)
 
21079-6 Chelsea Bridge
(Strayhorn)
 
21080-3 Out Of Nowhere
(Green, Heyman)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa – Return Engagement (1975)
21081-3 China Boy
(Winfree, Boutelje)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)

All titles also on:
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8300 — Hey! Here’s Gene Krupa (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8300 — Hey! Here’s Gene Krupa (1961)


Date: October 1, 1957
Location: Chicago, IL
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa Quartet
Gail Curtis (cl, ts), Teddy Napoleon (p), Mort Herbert (b), Gene Krupa (d)

21544-5 (The Gang That Sang) Heart of My Heart
(Ryan)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21545-4 Gone With The Wind
(Wrubel, Magidson)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa – Return Engagement (1975)
21546-2 Pick Yourself Up
(Kern, Fields)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
Verve LP 12″: V3HB-8847 — Gene Krupa – Return Engagement (1975)
21547-14 Fireplace Blues
(Herbert, Krupa)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21548-2 But Not For Me
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21549-4 Memories Of You
(Blake, Andy Razaf)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21550-10 Three Little Words
(Kalmar, Ruby)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21551-4 Avalon
(Rose, Jolson, DeSylva)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21552-7 I Only Have Eyes For You
(Warren, Dubin)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21553-2 Indiana
(Hanley, MacDonald)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1958)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V-8276 — Krupa Rocks (1961)
21554-7 September Song
(Weill, Anderson)
unissued

Date: November 11, 1957
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Hal McKusick (as), Jim Reider, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Gene Allen (bar), Tommy Allison, Burt Collins, Jimmy Maxwell, Nick Travis (t), Eddie Bert, Jim Dahl, William Elton, Frank Rehak (tb), Howard Collins (g), Teddy Napoleon (p), Mort Herbert (b), Gene Krupa (d), George Williams (con)

21496-4
[alternate]
Pathetique
(Beethoven)
unissued
21496-8 Pathetique
(Beethoven)
unissued
21497-2 Scheherazade
(Korsakov)
unissued
21498-4
[alternate]
To A Wild Rose
(MacDowell)
unissued
21498-8 To A Wild Rose
(MacDowell)
unissued

Date: October 20, 1958
Location: Fine Sound Studio, New York City, NY
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods (as), Frank Socolow, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Al DeRisi, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Al Stewart (t), Eddie Bert, Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Kai Winding (tb), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones (p), Jimmy Gannon (b), Gene Krupa (d), GerryMulligan (con)

22520 Bird House
(Mulligan)
 
22521 Margie
(Davis, Conrad, Robinson)
Metro LP12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
22522 Mulligan Stew
(Krupa, Mulligan)
 
22523 Yardbird Suite
(Parker)
 

All titles also on:
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8292 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [M] (1958)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6008 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [S] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V6-8292 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [S] (1962)
Verve Reel: VSTC-223 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements
Verve CD: B0002022-02 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (2005)


Date: October 21 & 22, 1958
Location: Fine Recording, New York City, NY
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods (as), Frank Socolow, Eddie Wasserman (ts), Danny Bank (bar), Al DeRisi, Irving ‘Marky’ Markowitz, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Al Stewart (t), Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Dennis, Urbie Green, Kai Winding (tb), unknown (tu), Barry Galbraith (g), Hank Jones(p), Jimmy Gannon (b), Gene Krupa (d), Gerry Mulligan (con)

a. 22524-3 Begin The Beguine
(Porter)
Verve CD: 845-153-2 — Jazz – Club Mainstream: Big Bands (1991)
b. 22525-5 Sugar
(Pinkard, Mitchell, Alexander)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
c. 22526-4 The Way Of All Flesh
(Mulligan)
 
d. 22527-4 Birds Of A Feather
(Mulligan)
 
e. 22528-4 Sometimes I’m Happy
(Youmans, Caesar, Grey)
 
f. 22529-3 How High The Moon
(Hamilton, Lewis)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
g. 225230-3 | 62VK230 |63VK633 Disc Jockey Jump
(Mulligan, Krupa)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: SW-90578— Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa
Verve 45 7″: VK-115 — Disc Jockey Jump/Drum Boogie (1962)
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″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)
Verve CD: 845-153-2 — Jazz – Club Mainstream: Big Bands (1991)
h. 225231-3 If You Were The Only Girl In The World
(Ayer, Grey)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: VSP/VSPS-4 — That Drummer’s Band [M/S] (1965)

All titles also on:
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8292 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [M] (1958)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6008 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [S] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V6-8292 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements [S] (1962)
Verve Reel: VSTC-223 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements
Verve CD: B0002022-02 — Gene Krupa Plays Gerry Mulligan Arrangements (2005)


Date: December 6, 1958
Location: Madison, WI
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Wasserman (f, cl, ts), Ronnie Ball (p), Jimmy Gannon (b), Gene Krupa (d)

22595-8 | 63VK631 Sing Sing Sing (part 1)
(Prima)
Verve 45 7″: V-10160×45 — Sing, Sing, Sing (part 1)/Sing, Sing, Sing (part 2) (1959)
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)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: SW-90578 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa
Verve CD: 0600753455616 — Verve – The Sound Of America: The Singles Collection (2013)
22596-11 | 63VK631 Sing Sing Sing (part 2)
(Prima)
Verve 45 7″: V-10160×45 — Sing, Sing, Sing (part 1)/Sing, Sing, Sing (part 2) (1959)
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)
Metro LP 12″: M/MS-518 — Gene Krupa (1965)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: SW-90578 — Verve’s Choice: The Best Of Gene Krupa
Verve CD: 0600753455616 — Verve – The Sound Of America: The Singles Collection (2013)
22597-5 High Falutin’
(Wasserman)
unissued
22598-3 Sweet Georgia Brown
(Pinkard, Casey, Bernie)
 unissued

Date: January, 1959
Location: London House, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
Label: Verve

Gene Krupa Quartet
Eddie Wasserman (f, cl, ts), Ronnie Ball (p), Jimmy Gannon (b), Gene Krupa (d)

22635-1
[live]
Petite Fleur
(Bechet)
Verve 45 7″: VS-701×45 — Petite Fleur/Big Noise From Winnetka (1959)
Verve 45 7″: V-10162×45 — Petite Fleur/Big Noise From Winnetka (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
22636-3 | 64VK327
[live]
Big Noise From Winnetka
(Bauduc, Crosby, Haggart, Rodin)
Verve 45 7″: VS-701×45 — Petite Fleur/Big Noise From Winnetka (1959)
Verve 45 7″: V-10162×45 — Petite Fleur/Big Noise From Winnetka (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
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
22637
[live]
(The Gang That Sang) Heart of My Heart
(Ryan)
unissued
22638
[live]
Flamingo
(Grouya, Anderson)
unissued
22639
[live]
Sitting On A Rainbow unissued
22640
[live]
Stompin’ At The Savoy
(Sampson, Webb, Goodman, Razaf)
unissued
22641
[live]
Pick Yourself Up
(Kern, Fields)
unissued
22642
[live]
Lonesome Road
(Shilkret, Austin)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
22643
[live]
Untitled Latin unissued
22644
[live]
Poor Butterfly
(Hubbell, Golden)
unissued
22645
[live]
Take The “A” Train
(Strayhorn)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: 2-V6S-8818 — A Tribute To Duke Ellington: “We Love You Madly” (1973)
22646
[live]
I Can’t Get Started
(Duke, Gershwin)
unissued
22647
[live]
There Will Never Be Another You
(Warren, Gordon)
unissued
22648
[live]
You’ll Never Know
(Warren, Gordon)
unissued
22649
[live]
Drum Boogie
(Krupa, Eldridge)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
MGM LP 12″: GAS-132 — Gene Krupa – Golden Archive Series (1970)
22650
[live]
Out Of Nowhere
(Green, Heyman)
unissued
22651
[live]
September Song
(Weill, Anderson)
unissued
22652
[live]
Sing Sing Sing
(Prima)
unissued
22653
[live]
Undecided
(Shavers, Robin)
unissued
22654
[live]
Yesterdays
(Kern, Harbach)
unissued
22655
[live]
Three Little Words
(Kalmar, Ruby)
unissued
22656
[live]
Memories Of You
(Blake, Razaf)
unissued
22657
[live]
Sweet Georgia Brown
(Pinkard, Casey, Bernie)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
22658
[live]
Lover, Come Back To Me
(Romberg, Hammerstein)
unissued
22659
[live]
Some Of These Days
(Brooks)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene KrupaAt The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
22660
[live]
Don’t Be That Way
(Sampson, Parish, Goodman)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6042 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [S] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGV-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M] (1959)
Verve/MGM LP 12″: V/V6-8310 — Gene Krupa At The London House – Big Noise From Winnetka [M/S] (1961)
22661
[live]
Willow, Weep For Me
(Ronell)
unissued
22662
[live]
But Not For Me
(Gershwin, Gershwin)
unissued
22663
[live]
drum solo unissued

Date: December 23, 1959
Location: Columbia Pictures Soundstage, Los Angeles, CA
Label: Verve

The Gene Krupa Story Sessions
Heine Beau (cl, as), Benny Carter (as), David Harris, Jerry Kasper, Eddie Miller (ts), Dave Pell (bar), Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Joe Triscari, Ray Triscari (t), Red Nichols (c), Ed Kusby, Murray McEachern, Pullman ‘Tommy’ Pederson, Moe Schneider (tb), George Roberts (btb), Barney Kessel (g), Jimmy Rowles, Jess Stacy (p), Morty Corb (b), Gene Krupa (d), Jerry Williams, John Williams (per), Ruby Lane, Anita O’Day (v), Leith Stevens (con)

*The Gene Krupa Story Sessions Small Group
Heine Beau (cl), Benny Carter (as), Eddie Miller (ts), Red Nichols (c), Moe Schneider (tb), Barney Kessel (g), Jess Stacy (p), Morty Corb (b), Gene Krupa (d)

1Shelly Manne (d), added

26228 The Gene Krupa Story – Main Title
(Stevens)
Verve 45 7″: V-10200×45 — MainTitle/Royal Garden Blues (1960)
26229 I love My Baby1 – vRL
(Green, Warren)
 
26230 Royal Garden Blues*
(Williams, Williams)
Verve 45 7″: V-10200×45 — Main Title/Royal Garden Blues (1960)
26231 Indiana “Jam Session”*
(Hanley, MacDonald)
 
26232 Spiritual Jazz
(Stevens)
 
26233 Cherokee
(Noble)
 
26234 Indiana “Montage”
(Hanley, MacDonald)
 
26235 Memories Of You*1 – vAO
(Blake, Razaf)
Verve CD: 314 517 954-2 —Compact Jazz: Anita O’Day (1993)
Mosaic CD: MD9-188 — The Complete Anita O’Day Verve/Clef Sessions (1999)
26236 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans*
(Creamer, Layton)
 
26237 Song Of India
(Korsakov)
 
26238 Finale (Oahu Dance/Cherokee)
(Stevens, Noble)
 

All titles also on:
Verve LP 12″: MGV-15010 — The Gene Krupa Story [M] (1959)
Verve LP 12″: MGVS-6105 — The Gene Krupa Story [S] (1959)
Blue Moon CD: BMCD-3511 — The Five Pennies And The Gene Krupa Story (2013)


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