Sonntag, 20. Dezember 2009

FAMOUS DOOR

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This label was founded by Indonesian born Harry Lim in 1972. Formely he was responsible for the Majestic recordings at Keynotes.

Rumors are that the George Buck Foundation bought the tapes from Harry Lim’s daughter. Hopefully CD’s of the whole catalogue will come out soon. In the meantime go to e-bay and with a great deal of luck you can find one or two. Or go to Japan and buy the few which came out on Progressive label.

additions and/or mistakes?? Send e-mail to michael-frohne@web.de

DISCOGRAPHY

HL-100 Second George Barnes Quartet Swing Guitars
Dick Hyman p-1 / George Barnes g / Milt Hinton b / Jo Jones dr

Rec. NYC August 3, 1972

The opener (4:49) Famous Door HL-100
Merchandise mart Indians (4:49) Famous Door HL-100
Funk, Chicago style (5:03) Famous Door HL-100

Hank Jones p replaces Hyman, rest same

Rec. NYC January 31, 1973

My one and only love (3:27) Famous Door HL-100
Struttin' with some barbecue (4:33) Famous Door HL-100
Blue again (3:08) Famous Door HL-100
Laughin' about my life (4:09) Famous Door HL-100
My honey's lovin' arms (3:31) Famous Door HL-100


HL-101 Bill Watrous Combo with Danny Stiles ’bone straight ahead
Danny Stiles tp, flh / Bill Watrous tb / Al Cohn ts / Hank Jones p / Milt Hinton b / Steve Gadd dr

Rec. NYC December 15, 1972



Snafu (take 2) (12:22) Famous Door HL-101, Progressive PCD 7115
Just friends (take 2) (7:20) Famous Door HL-101, Progressive PCD 7115

Al Cohn out, rest same

Rec. NYC January 4, 1973

Don't tell me what to do (take 6) (4:07) Famous Door HL-101, Progressive PCD 7115
Blue Lou (take 2) (4:53) Famous Door HL-101, Progressive PCD 7115
Lester leaps in (take 2) 5:40) Famous Door HL-101, Progressive PCD 7115
Don't tell me what to do (take 3) (4:24) Progressive PCD 7115

Note : All titles from Famous Door HL-101 also on Toshiba/EMI (J) IHJ-80085.


HL-102 Mundell Lowe All-Stars California guitar
Mundell Lowe g / Irving Ashby g-1 / Jimmy Rowles p-1 / Roger Kellaway p-2 / Monty Budwig b / Donald Bailey dr

Rec. RCA Victor Studios and Hollywood Sound Recorders Hollywood, CA 1972 and 1974

Gal in Calico (1) (4:43) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Gal in Galico (alt.take) Progressive PCD 7116
Famous Door blues (1) (4:26) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Famous Door blues (alt take) Progressive PCD 7116
Topsy (1) (5:58) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Topsy (alt take) Progressive PCD 7116
Blue room (2) (4:05) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Blue room (alt take) (2) Progressive PCD 7116
Sophisticated lady (2) (4:16) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Sophisticated lady (alt take) (2) Progressive PCD 7116
Open house at Arleen’s (2) (5:08) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Tangerine (2) (4:48) Famous Door HL-102, Progressive PCD 7116
Tangerine (alt take) (2) Progressive PCD 7116


HL 103 Danny Stiles In Tandem
Danny Stiles tp, flh / Bill Watrous tb / Derek Smith p) / Milt Hinton b / Bobby Rosengarden dr

Rec. NYC June 18-19, 1974

Dirty Dan Famous Door HL-103
It had to be you Famous Door HL-103
Blue room Famous Door HL-103
Myrtle Lee Famous Door HL-103
In a mellow tone Famous Door HL-103
The skipper-flipper blues Famous Door HL-103
One more time Famous Door HL-103


HL 104 Milt Hinton And Friends Here swings the judge
Ben Webster ts, p-1 / Milt Hinton b

Rec. NYC 1964


Sophisticated lady (take 1) (8:08) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
Stridin' with Ben (part 1) (1) (2:02) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
Stridin' with Ben (part 2) (1) (3:55) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
All the things you are (take 1 (4:17) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120

Jon Faddis tp / Frank Wess ts / Budd Johnson ts, bs / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Jo Jones dr

Rec. NYC March 1975
Blue skies (take 1) (9:43) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
Blue skies (take 2) Progressive PCD 7120
Blue skies (take 3) (6:00) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
Blues for the Judge (take 1) Progressive PCD 7120
Blues for the Judge (take 2) (5:55) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
Blues for the Judge (take 3) Progressive PCD 7120
Blues for the Judge (take 4) (6:55) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
It had to be you (take 1) Progressive PCD 7120
It had to be you (take 2) Progressive PCD 7120
It had to be you (take 3) (6:16) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120
It had to be you (take ?) (5:58) Famous Door HL 104, Progressive PCD 7120

Note : Entire session also on Famous Door (J) IHJ 80111.


HL 105 Red Norvo Vibes a la Red
Red Norvo vib / Hank Jones p / Milt Hinton b / Jo Jones dr

Rec. NYC 1974


The one I love belongs to somebody else (6:02) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
The one I love belongs to somebody else (take 4) (4:51) Progressive PCD 7112
The one I love belongs to somebody else (take 7) (4:34) Progressive PCD 7112
Tea for two (3:54) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
Tea for two (take 3) (3:54) Progressive PCD 7112
I'll be around (4:00) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
A short one for Santa Monica (1:59) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112

Red Norvo vib / Jimmy Rowles p / Lloyd Ellis g / Gene Chrico b / Donald Bailey dr

NYC 1975

Blues for WRVR (3:37) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
Green Dolphin Street (5:13) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
Don't blame me (4:40) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112
Runnin' wild (4:59) Famous Door HL-105, Progressive PCD 7112


HL 106 Brooks Kerr / Paul Quinichette Quartet Prevue
Paul Quinichette ts / Brooks Kerr p / Gene Ramey b / Sam Woodyard dr / Annie Hurwitz voc

Rec. Warp Studios, NYC April 18, 1974

Lady be good (4:58) Famous Door HL-106
These foolish things (7:27) Famous Door HL-106
The blues I like to hear (5:32) Famous Door HL-106
Three little words (4:19) Famous Door HL-106
Prevue (5:31) Famous Door HL-106
I can't get started (8:29) Famous Door HL-106
Sunday (5:46) Famous Door HL-106
Pennies from heaven (ah voc) (3:57) Famous Door HL-106


HL 107 The John Bunch Quintet John’s Bunch
Urbie Green tb / Al Cohn ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

Rec. A & R Studios NYC 1975

John’s Bunch (5:08) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
John’s bunch (take 7) Progressive PCD 7113
Love you madly (8:01) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
Who cares (4:10) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
Cecily (take 1) (6:35) Progressive PCD 7113
Cecily (take 2) (6:26) Progressive PCD 7113
Cecily (4:30) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
Isfahan (4:46) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
Isfahan (take 2) (4:52) Progressive PCD 7113
Just friends (4:40) Famous Door HL-107, Progressive PCD 7113
Just friends (take 2) (4:04) Progressive PCD 7113


HL 108 Red Norvo Combo The second time around
Kenny Davern ss-1 / Red Norvo vib / Dave McKenna p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

NYC late 1975

Lover come back to me (1) (take 1) (5:15) Progressive PCD 7121
Lover come back to me (1) (5:09) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
Lover come back to me (1) (take 3) (4:59) Progressive PCD 7121
Tangerine (take 2) (4:29) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
A long one for Santa Monica (1) (take 1) (3:46) Progressive PCD 7121
A long one for Santa Monica (1) (take 3) (4:39) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
Witchcraft (take 1) (5:27) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
Rose room (take 1) (5:15) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
When you're smiling (1) (take 3) (4:51) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121
Exactly like you (1) (take 3) (5:09) Famous Door HL 108, Progressive PCD 7121


HL 109 Phil Wilson Five Wilson, That’s all
Phil Wilson tb / Al Cohn ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

New York, 1976

These are the days Famous Door HL-109
Nostalgia Famous Door HL-109
Outrageous mother Famous Door HL-109
Famous Door Famous Door HL-109
When it's sleepy time down south (ac out) (4:32) Famous Door HL-109
There will never be another you (4:52) Famous Door HL-109


HL 110 Lloyd Ellis Quintet with Carl Fontana Las Vegas – 3 A.M.
Carl Fontana tb / Charles McLean as / Lloyd Ellis g / Bob Badgley b / Stan Harris dr

Rec. Las Vegas Recording Studio, Las Vegas, NV June 16, 1976

Sweet Georgia Brown (4:54) Famous Door HL-110
All the things you are (5:48) Famous Door HL-110
Blues to go (4:07) Famous Door HL-110
Vegas Blues Jam (9:25) Famous Door HL-110
It’s a wonderful world (4:54) Famous Door HL-110
Avalon (3:58) Famous Door HL-110


HL 111 Marky Markowitz Sextet Marky’s vibes
Marky Markowitz tp, flh / Urbie Green tb / Al Cohn ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

Rec. NYC 1976

Marky’s vibes (5:43) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124
Over the rainbow (4:36) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124
4 ½ Street, Southwest (5:40) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124
Four flights up (5:39) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124
How deep is the ocean (4:21) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124
On the Alamo (6:42) Famous Door HL 111, Progressive PCD 7124

Notes:all on Progressive PCD 7124 together with Herb Stewart Famous Door HL-139


HL 112 Danny Stiles – Bill Watrous Five One more time
Danny Stiles tp / Bill Watrous tb / Derek Smith p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

Rec. NYC 1976

Stardust Famous Door HL 112
I can't get started (3:44) Famous Door HL 112
Tangerine (6:28) Famous Door HL 112
It's you or no one (6:52) Famous Door HL 112
Baird's big bad blues march (4:32) Famous Door HL 112
Groovin' with sweet Face (4:29) Famous Door HL 112
You nut (5:38) Famous Door HL 112


HL 113 Eddie Barefield Sextet The Indestructible Eddie Barefield
Jon Faddis tp / Warren Vaché tp-1 / Eddie Barefield ts / John Bunch p / Bucky Pizzarelli g-2 / Milt Hinton b / Panama Francis or Mousie Alexander dr

Rec. NYC 1977

Spud (1) (3:56) Famous Door HL 113
For Grandma Webster (2) (10:46) Famous Door HL 113
Brown baby (2) (4:25) Famous Door HL 113
Barefield's lady (1) (4:05) Famous Door HL 113
Edgar Battle – In memoriam (1) (6:38) Famous Door HL 113
Soup beans (1) (6:05) Famous Door HL 113
Wildcat blues (4:47) Famous Door HL 113
The fox (5:30) Famous Door HL 113

HL 114 The John Bunch Quintet John’s other Bunch
Warren Vache tp / Scott Hamilton ts / John Bunch p / Michael Moore b / Connie Kay dr

Rec. A & R Studios, NYC 1977


I would do anything (5:15) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
I would do anything for you (alt take) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
I’ll take New York (6:12) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Lotus blossom (3:45) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
The man I love (5:10) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Seventh Avenue Scene (4:20) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Seventh Avenue scene (alt take) Progressive PCD 7134
My baby just cares for me (5:08) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Ellington ’66 (4:30) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Ellington '66 (alt take) Progressive PCD 7134
Ellington '66 (alt take) Progressive PCD 7134
This can’t be love (4:28) Famous Door HL 114, Progressive PCD 7134
Sunday night Progressive PCD 7134
I would do anything for you (alt take) Progressive PCD 7134
Why shouldn't I? Progressive PCD 7134
Why shouldn't I? (alt take) Progressive PCD 7134


HL 115 The New Charlie Ventura Sextet Chazz ‘77
Warren Vaché tp / Urbie Green or George Masso tb / Charlie Ventura ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Mousey Alexander dr

Rec. New York, 1977

Lover (6:22) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Ghost of a chance (5:03) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Wonderful world (5:49) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Newport (4:48) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
High on an open mike (7:21) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Broadway (6:08) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Body and soul (5:34) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148
Things ain't what they used to be (5:26) Famous Door HL 115, Progressive PCD 7148

Progressive PCD 7148 entitled CHARLIE VENTURA HIGH ON AN OPEN MIKE


HL 116 Red Norvo Quintet with Scott Hamilton & Dave McKenna Red in New York
Scott Hamilton ts / Red Norvo vib / Dave McKenna p / Richard Davis b / Connie Kay dr

Rec. NYC summer 1977


Hindustan (4:14) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
Hindustan (take 2) (4:27) Progressive PCD 7132
There will never be another you (5:26) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
Ghost of a chance (take 1) (6:55) Progressive PCD 7132
Ghost of a chance (5:07) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
All of me (4:19) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
I love you (5:17) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
I love you (take 2) (5:30) Progressive PCD 7132
On a slow boat to China (6:41) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132
Undecided (5:53) Famous Door HL 116, Progressive PCD 7132

Note: same also on Famous Door (J) IHJ-70146


HL 117 Butch Miles Sextet Miles and Miles of Swing
Marky Markowitz flh / Scott Hamilton, Al Cohn ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC fall 1977


Cherokee (6:58) Famous Door HL 117
I'm getting sentimental over you (5:46) Famous Door HL 117
I'm getting sentimental over you (alt.take) (4:30) Famous Door CD number unknown
Take the "A" train (6:02) Famous Door HL 117
The King (5:29) Famous Door HL 117
Sweet Lorraine (5:07) Famous Door HL 117
For the boss (7:11) Famous Door HL 117
Broadway 4:34) Famous Door HL 117


HL 118 The John Bunch Quartet Slick Funk
John Bunch p / Cal Collins g / Michael Moore b / Connie Kay dr

Rec. Mastertone Studios, NYC 1977

Slick funk (4:56) Famous Door HL118
A sleepin’ bee (4:01) Famous Door HL 118
More than you know (4:19) Famous Door HL 118
Cherry (3:43) Famous Door HL 118
Blue Bossa (6:22) Famous Door HL 118
Samantha (3:55) Famous Door HL 118
No greater love (3:35) Famous Door HL 118


HL 119 Scott Hamilton Swinging Young Scott
Warren Vaché tp / Scott Hamilton ts / John Bunch p / Michael Moore b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC 1977


Thru' for the night (take 2) (6:22) Famous Door HL 119
Imagination (remake) (4:04) Famous Door HL 119
Warren's rush (take 1) 6:11) Famous Door HL 119
They can't take that away from me (take 1) (4:54) Famous Door HL 119
Scott's idea (take 1) (5:07) Famous Door HL 119
Scott's idea (take 3) (6:05) Famous Door CD (unknown number)
It's you or no one (take 2) (5:37) Famous Door CD (unknown number)
It's you or no one (take 4) (5:36) Famous Door HL 119
Liza (take 3) (4:57) Famous Door CD (unknown number)
Liza (take 6) (4:49) Famous Door HL 119
Blues for mastertone (take 3) (6:12) Famous Door HL 119
Blues for mastertone (take 1) (5:32) Famous Door CD (unknown number)

Note : titles issued on LP also on Stateside (J) IHJ-70162.


HL 120 The Jack Lesberg Sextet Hollywood swing
Dick Cry tp, alto-tp / Bob Enevoldsen v-tb / Eddie Miller ts / Ray Sherman p / Jack Lesberg b / Nick Fatool dr

Rec. Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, CA October 28, 1977

Stomp Mr. Henry Lee (3:45) Famous Door HL 120
But not for me (4:14) Famous Door HL 120
Blues for Sydney (4:33) Famous Door HL 120
The preacher (4:28) Famous Door HL 120
Blues for George (4:10) Famous Door HL 120
Come rain or come shine (4:30) Famous Door HL 120
Ballad for Eddie (3:18) Famous Door HL 120
Crazy rhythm (4:27) Famous Door HL 120


HL 121 John Markham Orchestra San Francisco Jazz
Waldo Carter, Ernie Figueroa tp / Jerry Butzen tb / Vince Cattolica cl / Herbie Steward as, cl / John Marabuto jr. p / Al Obidinski b / John Markham dr

San Francisco, CA October 24, 1977











You can depend on me Famous Door HL 121
Blues in thirds Famous Door HL 121
Blues my naughtie sweetie gave to me Famous Door HL 121
If dreams come true Famous Door HL 121
Somebody stole my gal Famous Door HL 121
Rockin' chair Famous Door HL 121
Bay City jump Famous Door HL 121


HL 122 Dave McKenna Swing Six No holds barred
Warren Vache tp / Al Cohn, Scott Hamilton ts / Dave McKenna p) Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC 1977

I can't believe that you're in love with me (7:11) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
Idaho (take 1) (6:14) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
Idaho (take 3) (6:05) Progressive PCD 7135
Memories of you (take 1) (6:17) Progressive PCD 7135
Memories of you (take 2) (6:14) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
Avalon (take 1) (5:28) Progressive PCD 7135
Avalon (take 2) (5:38) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
You're lucky to me (take 1) (4:02) Progressive PCD 7135
You're lucky to me (take 3) (4:17) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
Look for the silver lining (take 1) (4:22) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135
Look for the silver lining (take 1) (4:40) Progressive PCD 7135
Dave's blues (5:04) Famous Door HL 122, Progressive PCD 7135

Note : LP titles from this session also on Muse (J) IHJ-70172.


HL 123 The Cal Collins Quintet Ohio Boss Guitar
Carmen Leggio sax / Cal Collins g / John Bunch p / Michael Moore b / Connie Kay dr

Rec. NYC 1977


Limehouse blues (3:13) Famous Door HL 123
For all we know (5:05) Famous Door HL 123
Tis autumn (3:08) Famous Door HL 123
Young and foolish (take 1) (5:05) Famous Door CD (unknown number)
Young and foolish (5:06) Famous Door HL 123
A pretty girl is like a melody (take 1) (4:14) Famous Door (unknown number)
A pretty girl is like a melody (4:14) Famous Door HL 123
You’re my everything (take 1) (5:12) Famous Door (unknown number)
You’re my everything (5:12) Famous Door HL 123
Cinncinnati capers 3:49) Famous Door HL 123
Bernie’s tune (3:55) Famous Door HL 123


HL 124 The Butch Miles Sextet Butch’s Encore
Waymon Reed, Marky Markowitz flh / Russell Procope as / Carmen Leggio, Harold Ashby ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC 1978

Shiny stockings Famous Door HL 124
Caravan Famous Door HL 124
Lover man Famous Door HL 124
46th & 8th Famous Door HL 124
Lullaby of Birdland Famous Door HL 124
Jitterbug waltz Famous Door HL 124
Traps featue Famous Door HL 124
Jumpin' at the Woodside Famous Door HL 124


HL 125 The Carmen Leggio Quartet Tarrytown Tenor
Carmen Leggio ts, as / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. Mastertones Studios, NYC 1978

Begin the beguine * (3:40) Famous Door HL 125, Mothlight Music MM 3804
Talk of the town (4:40) Famous Door HL 125
Nagasaki (3:30) Famous Door HL 125
Old Shanty Town (4:00) Famous Door HL 125
September Song (3:50) Famous Door HL 125
Lover (3:05) Famous Door HL 125
It’s a sin to tell a lie (3:30) Famous Door HL 125
Tarrytown origins * (4:30) Famous Door HL 125, Mothlight Music MM 3804


HL 126 Danny Stiles Five In Tandem into the 80's
Danny Stiles tp,flh / Bill Watrous tb / Derek Smith p / Michael Moore b / Butch Miles dr / Bob Rosengarden bongos, dr

Rec. NYC 1978

















Cocktails for two (9:15) Famous Door HL 126
I'll never stop loving you (4:33) Famous Door HL 126
Cheryl (6:57) Famous Door HL 126
Drew's in the closet (5:29) Famous Door HL 126
Shiny stockings (7:02) Famous Door HL 126
La Zorra (5:53) Famous Door HL 126


HL 127 Bill Watrous In Hollywood Watrous in Hollywood
Danny Stiles tp, flh / Bill Watrous tb / Joe Romano ts / Ross Tompkins p / John Heard b / Frankie Capp dr

Rec. Hollywood, CA., summer 1978

Beaver power (6:08) Famous Door HL 127
The more I see you (4:59) Famous Door HL 127
Lights out (4:15) Famous Door HL 127
Skippin' (7:01) Famous Door HL 127
Blue bossa (9:07) Famous Door HL 127
Why did I choose thee (6:21) Famous Door HL 127
Tebby (6:46) Famous Door HL 127


HL 128 Bill Perkins The other Bill
Cal Lewiston tp / Bill Perkins (full name Denver Bill Perkins), Chuck Peterson ts / Al Plank p / Dean Reilly b / John Markham dr

Rec. San Francisco, Ca. August 18, 1978

Oh, look at me now Famous Door HL 128
Kirsten Famous Door HL 128
Mohawk Famous Door HL 128
Blues lim-rik Famous Door HL 128
Bye, bye, baby Famous Door HL 128
Last dance Famous Door HL 128
Easy living Famous Door HL 128
Ow ! Famous Door HL 128


HL 129 George Masso Choice N.Y.C. 'bone
George Masso tb / Al Klink ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC October 16, 1978

The one I love Famous Door HL 129
Don't take your love from me Famous Door HL 129
Sposin' Famous Door HL 129
No blues for Lou Famous Door HL 129
Sometimes I'm happy Famous Door HL 129
I'm beginning to see the light Famous Door HL 129


HL 130 The Mousey Alexander Sextet The Mouse Roars!
Glenn Zottola tp / Phil Wilson tb / Al Klink ts, fl / John Bunch p / George Mraz b / Mousey Alexander dr / Lou Forestieri arr

Rec. Mastertone Studios, NYC 1979


Mousetrap (4:30) Famous Door HL 130
You stepped out of a dream (5:30) Famous Door HL 130
Carioca (9:45) Famous Door HL 130
Explorer I (4:17) Famous Door HL 130
When your lover has gone (4:30) Famous Door HL 130
Cottontail (7:55) Famous Door HL 130


HL 131 Eddie Miller’s New Yorkers It’s Miller time
George Masso tb / Eddie Miller ts / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Duffy Jackson dr

Rec. NYC 1979

Them there eyes Famous Door HL 131
I've gotta be on my way Famous Door HL 131
Just friends Famous Door HL 131
Love is just around the corner Famous Door HL 131
For Eddie by George Famous Door HL 131
Dream Famous Door HL 131
I've got the world on a string Famous Door HL 131
What can I say, dear Famous Door HL 131


HL 132 Butch Miles salutes Chick Webb
Glenn Zottola tp / Norris Turney as / Eddie Barefield ts, arr / John Bunch p / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC 1979


Limehouse blues (6:11)  Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Stompin' at the Savoy (6:39) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
If dreams come true (6:46) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Darktown strutters ball (5:17) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Darktown strutters ball (alt.version)  (5:09) Progressive PCD 7137
Lora (6:52) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Blue Lou (6:21) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Clap your hands here comes (4:19) Charlie Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Liza (5:49) Famous Door HL 132, Progressive PCD 7137
Liza (alt. version) (5:15) Progressive PCD 7137

HL 133 Phil Wilson & Vic Dickenson Boston - New York - Axis
Phil Wilson, Vic Dickenson tb / Phil Bodner ts / John Bunch p / Linc Milliman b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC February 6, 1980

Don't worry 'bout the flavor Famous Door HL-133
Lonesome old town Famous Door HL-133
Dancing on the ceiling Famous Door HL-133
Tin roof blues Famous Door HL-133
Phil's S.G.B. Famous Door HL-133
Jive at five Famous Door HL-133
Body and soul Famous Door HL-133
Broadway Famous Door HL-133


HL 134 Bill Watrous I’ll play for you
Bill Watrous tb / Jim Cox p, el-p / Tom Child b / Chad Wackerman dr / Dave Levine vib, perc

Rec. Hollywood, CA May 19, 1980



Falling in love (7:26) Famous Door HL 134, Progressive PCD 7147
Nancy (7:44) Famous Door HL 134, Progressive PCD 7147
It might as well be spring (9:09) Famous Door HL 134, Famous Door HL 147, Progressive PCD 7147
I'll play for you (7:40) Famous Door HL 134, Progressive PCD 7147
Body and soul (8:05) Famous Door HL 134, Famous Door HL 147, Progressive PCD 7147
The road goes ever onward (7:25) Famous Door HL 134, Progressive PCD 7147
Blues Bossa (9:08) Progressive PCD 7147
Why did I choose thee (6:23) Progressive PCD 7147
Tebby (6:46) Progressive PCD 7147

Note : Famous Door HL 147 entitled "The best of Bill Watrous", see various following sessions for rest of this LP.


HL 135 Butch Miles swings some standards
Glenn Zottola tp, flh / Chris Woods as / Al Klink ts / John Bunch p / Linc Milliman b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC September 1980

I may be wrong (6:08) Famous Door HL 135
Where or when (5:55) Famous Door HL 135
Under a blanket of blue (6:04) Famous Door HL 135
Keepin' out of mischief now (4:30) Famous Door HL 135
Marsol blues (6:13) Famous Door HL 135
Love walked in (6:57) Famous Door HL 135
Goodnight sweetheart (6:23) Famous Door HL 135


HL 136 Bill Watrous Coronary trombossa!
Bill Watrous tb / Jim Cox keyboards / Tom Child b / Chad Wackerman dr / Dave Levine perc, voc

Rec. Hollywood, CA December 1980


Here's that rainy day (6:45) Famous Door HL 136
Blue and sentimental (7:29) Famous Door HL 136
Charmaine (6:11) Famous Door HL 136
No more blues (7:59) Famous Door HL 136, Famous Door HL 147
Pig farm (5:38) Famous Door HL 136
Goodbye (8:00) Famous Door HL 136

Note : Famous Door HL 147 entitled "The best of Bill Watrous", see various following sessions for rest of this LP.


HL 137 Bill Watrous La Zorra
Bill Watrous tb / Jim Cox p, el-p / Chad Wackerman dr / Dave Levine perc, vib

Rec. Hollywood, CA December 1980

La Zorra (8:33) Famous Door HL 137, Famous Door HL 147
Jitterbug waltz (5:13) Famous Door HL 137
Mudslide Solly (7:03) Famous Door HL 137
Shadow waltz (6:29) Famous Door HL 137
How about you (8:28) Famous Door HL 137
The song is you (6:58) Famous Door HL 137
No greater love (6:45) Famous Door or Progressive CD (number unknown)

Note : Famous Door HL 147 entitled "The best of Bill Watrous", see various following sessions for rest of this LP.


HL 138 George Masso A swinging case of Masso-ism
Glenn Zottola tp, flh, as / George Masso tb / Al Klink ts / John Bunch p / Linc Milliman b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC February 1, 1981

So danco samba (7:20) Famous Door HL 138
I'm glad there is you (6:00) Famous Door HL 138
A fine romance (6:41) Famous Door HL 138
For you, for me, forever more (6:03) Famous Door HL 138
It all depends on you (5:45) Famous Door HL 138
I see your face before me (4:29) Famous Door HL 138
A swinging case of Masso-ism (6:15) Famous Door HL 138
Them there eyes (5:19) Famous Door or Progressive CD (number unknown)
I've gotta be on my way (4:15) Famous Door or Progressive CD (number unknown)
Just friends (3:58) Famous Door or Progressive CD (number unknown)
Love is just around the corner (5:27) Famous Door or Progressive CD (number unknown)


HL 139 Herb Stewart The Three Horns of Herb Stewart
Herb Steward as, cl-1, ss-2 / Smith Dobson p / Tee Carson p-3 / Eddie Duran g / John Mosher b / Eddie Moore dr

Rec. San Francisco, Ca March 19, 1981




Take the "A" train (3) (6:30) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Serenata (4:20) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
The song is you (4:19) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Madeleine (5:09) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Too close for comfort (2,3) (4:57) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Gone with the wind (6:44) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Body and soul (1,3) (4:35) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124
Herb's blues (*) (4:50) Famous Door HL 139, Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884, Progressive PCD 7124

Note : Mobile Fidelity MFCD 884 entitled "One Brother"
All on Progressive PCD 7124 together with Marky Markowitz Famous Door HL-111


HL 140 Dick Cary’s Septet California doing
Dick Cary tp-1, alto-hrn-2 / Bob Havens tb / Tommy Newsom, Dick Hafer ts / Ross Tompkins p / John Heard b / Nick Fatool dr

Rec. Los Angeles, Ca. June 1981

Everybody loves my baby (1) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
What's that you're playing ? (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
A lovely way to spend an evening (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
I remember you (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
You'd be so nice to come home to (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
Dream of you (1) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
Why shouldn't I ? (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125
It's been so long (2) Famous Door HL 140, Progressive PCD-7125


HL 141 George Masso Secret love
Glenn Zottola tp-1, flh-2, as-3 / Georg Masso tb / Harold Danko p, el-p / Reggie Johnson b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC October 1981










Struttin' with some barbecue (2) Famous Door HL 141
Lush life (gm out,3) Famous Door HL 141
Change partners (1) Famous Door HL 141
Blues march (1,3) Famous Door HL 141
Secret love (1) Famous Door HL 141
Blues for Rick (3) Famous Door HL 141
Jeepers creepers (2) Famous Door HL 141


HL 142 Butch Miles plays Gene Krupa
Glenn Zottola tp, flh / George Masso tb / Jorge Anders ts, arr / John Bunch p / Phil Flanigan b / Butch Miles dr, voc

Rec. NYC January 1982










After you've gone Famous Door HL 142
Boogie blues (bm voc) Famous Door HL 142
Up and atom Famous Door HL 142
Samba Rioja Famous Door HL 142
More than you know (1) Famous Door HL 142
Drum boogie Famous Door HL 142


HL 143 Ross Tompkins Street of dreams
Ross Tompkins p / John Heard b / Jake Hanna or Rick Ceroli dr

Rec. Hollywood, CA April 1982














Love walked in Famous Door HL 143
Con Alma Famous Door HL 143
My old flame Famous Door HL 143
Street of dreams Famous Door HL 143
Easy to love Famous Door HL 143
A handful of stars Famous Door HL 143
In the wee small hours Famous Door HL 143
Love you madly Famous Door HL 143
Easy to love Famous Door HL 143
A handful of stars Famous Door HL 143
In the wee small hours Famous Door HL 143
Love you madly Famous Door HL 143


HL 144 Bill Watrous Roaring back into New York
Bill Watrous tb / Derek Smith p / Linc Milliman b / Ronnie Redford dr

Rec. NYC July 1982
















I should care (7:20) Famous Door HL 144
My ideal (7:52) Famous Door HL 144
Limehouse blues (6:37) Famous Door HL 144
Serenade in blue (9:43) Famous Door HL 144
I've got a crush on you (6:39) Famous Door HL 144
Seven come eleven (4:32) Famous Door HL 144


HL 145 Butch Miles Octet Hail to the Chief! Salutes Basie
Marky Markowitz tp, flh / Glenn Zottola tp, flh-1, as-1, ts-2 / Frank Wess, Jorge Anders ts / John Bunch p / Freddy Green g / Milt Hinton b / Butch Miles dr, voc-3

Rec. NYC August1982

Topsy Famous Door HL 145
Hail to the Chief Famous Door HL 145
I can't believe that you're in love with me (2) Famous Door HL 145
Afternoon of some Basie-ites (1) Famous Door HL 145
Medley : Don't worry about me - These foolish things (1) - It had to be you Famous Door HL 145
Boogie woogie (3) Famous Door HL 145


HL 146 Ross Tompkins Symphony
Ross Tompkins p / Herb Ellis g / John Heard b / Jake Hanna dr

Rec. Hollywood, CA June 1983

Symphony Famous Door HL 146
Emily Famous Door HL 146
When the world was young Famous Door HL 146
You are my sunshine Famous Door HL 146
Beautiful love Famous Door HL 146
It might as well be spring Famous Door HL 146
No moon at all Famous Door HL 146
Every time we say goodbye Famous Door HL 146


HL 147 Bill Watrous The Best of Bill Watrous

It might as well be spring Famous Door HL 147 (see Famous Door HL134)
Body and soul Famous Door HL 147 (see Famous Door HL134)
No more blues Famous Door HL 147 (see Famous Door HL136)
La Zorra Famous Door HL 147 (see Famous Door HL137)

Bill Watrous (tb) Jim Cox (p,el-p) Tom Child (b) Chad Wackerman (d) Dave Levine (perc)

Rec. Hollywood, CA 1980

Diane (6:49) Famous Door HL 147
There is no greater love Famous Door HL 147


HL 148 George Masso Sextet No frills, just music
Glenn Zottola tp,flh / George Masso tb / Chris Woods as / Derek Smith p / Linc Milliman b / Ronnie Bedford dr

Rec. NYC October 1983

















No moon at all (6:29) Famous Door HL 148
Stairway to the stars (5:53) Famous Door HL 148
Baubles, bangles and beads (5:40) Famous Door HL 148
Destination Stamford, U.S.A. (for RBJ) (7:20) Famous Door HL 148
Alone together (5:55) Famous Door HL 148
C jam blues (5:49) Famous Door HL 148


HL 149 Glenn Zottola Quintet & Quartet Stardust
Glenn Zottola tp-1, flh-2, as-3 / Norris Turney as / Harold Danko p / Mike Hall b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC December 1983

Now's the time (3) Famous Door HL 149
C.C.N.Y (2) Famous Door HL 149
Stardust Famous Door HL 149
Swanee river Famous Door HL 149
Walking my baby back home (1) Famous Door HL 149
Lester leaps in (1) Famous Door HL 149
Tidal breeze Famous Door HL 149
That's all Famous Door HL 149


HL 150 Butch Miles More Miles…more Standards
Glenn Zottola tp,flh, as / Dan Barrett tb / Jorge Anders ts, cl, arr / Derek Smith p / Howard Alden g / Linc Milliman b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC April 17-18, 1985
















I'll always be in love with you Famous Door HL 150
Lulu's back in town Famous Door HL 150
Blues for Argentina Famous Door HL 150
Easy living Famous Door HL 150
Cheek to cheek Famous Door HL 150
Summertime Famous Door HL 150
How high the moon Famous Door HL 150
9:20 special Famous Door HL 150


HL 151 Ross Tompkins Trio And Quartet L.A. after dark
Ross Tompkins p / Herb Ellis g / John Heard b / Nick Ceroli dr

Rec. Hollywood, CA May 1985



















I'll walk alone Famous Door HL 151
What'll I do Famous Door HL 151
I was doing allright Famous Door HL 151
L.A. after dark Famous Door HL 151
I should care Famous Door HL 151
The masquerade is over Famous Door HL 151
When you wish upon a star Famous Door HL 151
Play, fiddle, play Famous Door HL 151
Moonlight becomes you Famous Door HL 151


HL 152 The Buenos Aires / New York Swing Connection
Glenn Zottola tp, flh, as / Dan Barrett tb / Jorge Anders ts, arr / Derek Smith p / Howard Alden g / Linc Milliman b / Butch Miles dr

Rec. NYC January 6-7, 1986



















Blue skies Famous Door HL 152
Lover come back to me Famous Door HL 152
Blue and sentimental Famous Door HL 152
Allright, O.K. you win Famous Door HL 152
You brought a new kind of love to me Famous Door HL 152
Cherokee Famous Door HL 152
On the Alamo Famous Door HL 152
I remember Duke Famous Door HL 152


HL 153 Ross Tompkins In the swing of things
Bob Cooper ts-1 / Ross Tompkins p / John Heard b / Jake Hanna dr

Rec. Hollywood, CA February 1986



















I've never been in love before Famous Door HL 153
Autumn in New York Famous Door HL 153
A portrait of Jenny (1) Famous Door HL 153
If you could see me now (1) Famous Door HL 153
Gone with the wind (1) Famous Door HL 153
The way you look tonight Famous Door HL 153
Black and blue Famous Door HL 153
Can't we be friends Famous Door HL 153
Dear old Stockholm Famous Door HL 153


HL 154 The Howard Alden All Star Quintet Swinging into Prominence
Norris Turney as / John Bunch p / Howard Alden g / Michael Moore b / Jake Hanna dr

Rec. NYC late 1987











Make believe Famous Door HL 154
Blue because of you Famous Door HL 154
Intimacy of the blues Famous Door HL 154
The seventh day Famous Door HL 154
You're my thrill Famous Door HL 154
Everything I've got Famous Door HL 154
I brung your finjans for your zarf Famous Door HL 154
Can't we be friends ? Famous Door HL 154
The folks who live on the hill Famous Door HL 154
Merilee shuffle Famous Door HL 154


HL-2000 Zoot Sims Quartet Zoot at Ease
Zoot Sims ts,ss-1 / Hank Jones p / Milt Hinton b / Grady Tate dr

Rec. NYC May 30, 1973

Softly as in a morning sunrise (1) Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110
In the middle of a kiss (take 1) Progressive PCD 7110
In the middle of a kiss (take 2) Progressive PCD 7110
In the middle of a kiss (take 3) unissued
In the middle of a kiss (take 4) Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110
Beach in the A.M. Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110
Beach in the A.M. (take 3) Progressive PCD 7110
Alabamy home (1) (take 2) Progressive PCD 7110
Alabamy home (1) (take 8) Progressive PCD 7110
Alabamy home (1) (take 9) Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110

Louie Bellson dr replaces Tate, rest same

New York, August 9, 1973
Rosemary's baby (1) Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD7110
Do nothing till you hear from me Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110
Cocktails for two Famous Door HL 2000, Progressive PCD 7110

Note : All titles from Famous Door HL 2000 also on Original Master Recording MFCD 842 and Toshiba/EMI (J) IMJ-80082.
Beach in the A.M. orginally titled Minority

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