Under a Blanket of Blue

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  • page 1: selected recordings, 1933-1947
  • page 2: selected recordings, 1947-1963 (this page)
  • page 3: list of selected recordings, 1933-1963

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Red Norvo’s Nine — recorded on 14 October 1947; issued in May 1948 on Capitol 15083, b/w “Hollyridge Drive” (Benny Carter)

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Leslie Scott with Coleman Hawkins and his Orchestra — recorded in NYC, 10 December 1947; issued in March 1948 on the 78 rpm single RCA Victor 20-2745, as the B-side of “You Were Meant for Me” — Coleman Hawkins, (tenor saxophone), Hank Jones (piano), Chuck Wayne (guitar), Jack Lesberg (bass), Max Roach (drums), Leslie Scott (vocals), unidentified strings

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Benny Goodman Sextet – recorded in New York on 30 July 1952; released on the 1954 album The New Benny Goodman Sextet, Columbia CL 552

session personnel: Benny Goodman (cl), Terry Gibbs (vib), Teddy Wilson (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Sid Weiss (b),  Don Lamond (d)

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Art Tatum – Benny Carter – Louis Bellson — recorded on 25 June 1954 in Los Angeles, CA; originally released on the 1958 album Makin’ Whoopee, Verve Records MG V-8227

Benny Carter – alto sax
Art Tatum – piano
Louis Bellson – drums

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Stan Kenton – from the 1954 12-inch LP Portraits on Standards, Capitol T 462 —  The 10-inch album with the same title, Capitol H 462 (released in 1953), includes only eight of the twelve recordings found on the 12-inch LP, and “Under a Blanket of Blue” is not one of them.

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Bobby Hackett — from the 1955 LP Soft Lights and Bobby Hackett, Capitol Records T-458; the 1954 10-inch Bobby Hackett album of the same title (Capitol H-458) does not include this track

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(below) remastered, 2001

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Billy Tipton Trio — from the 1955 album Sweet Georgia Brown, Tops L1522

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong — recorded on 16 August 1956 and released on their first of three album collaborations for Verve Records, Ella and Louis, 1956

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Patti Page with Orchestra conducted by Jack Rael — from the 1956 LP Music for Two in Love, Mercury MG-20099

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Jane Froman — from the 1957 album Songs At Sunset, Capitol Records T889/T-889; also included on the 1957 EP Songs At Sunset, Part 2, Capitol EAP 2-889

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Doris Day — from her 1957 LP Day By Night, Columbia CL 1053

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Roberta Sherwood – from her 1957 album Show Stoppers, Decca DL 8426; also issued in 1957 on the EP Torch Songs – Show Stoppers, Decca ED 2475

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Charlene Bartley — from the 1957 album The Weekend of a Private Secretary, RCA Victor LPM-1478

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Lurlean Hunter, accompanied by Phil Moore and his Orchestra — from her 1958 LP Stepping Out, Vik ‎LX-1116; album recorded on 6, 8, and 10 May 1957

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The Lou McGarity Big Eight — originally released on the 1960 album Blue Lou, Argo LP 654, LP-654 (Mono), Argo LPS-654 (Stereo); album recorded 14 & 15 September 1959 at Bell Sound Studios in New York City

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Anita O’Day and Cal Tjader — from their 1962 Verve collaboration Time For Two; album recorded in Los Angeles, CA, 26-28 February 1962

Cal Tjader (vibraphone)
Lonnie Hewitt or Bob Corwin (piano)
Freddy Schreiber (bass)
Johnny Rae (drums)
Anita O’Day (vocals)

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Gene Ammons Quartet — recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 14 April 1962 — Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Patti Bown (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums) — released on the 1963 LP The Soulful Moods of Gene Ammons, US) Moodsville MVLP 28 (Mono), Moodsville MV 28, MVST 28 (Stereo)

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Ruth Olay — from the 1963 LP Olay! Okay!!, Everest 5218, LPBR 5218

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul Kenna
    Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:42:22

    The vocalist on the Roy Fox version is Peggy Dell rather than Sid Buckman and is my favourite amongst the wonderful collection of renditions of this standard on your site. Many thanks for putting it together.

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    • doc
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 01:33:17

      Paul,

      Thanks for correcting my error regarding the vocalist. In this case, it looks like I trusted the information given by the video provider. Although this is no excuse, when I created this page five years ago my investigative abilities and persistence in identifying recording dates, catalog numbers, session personnel (including vocalists) were not up to my present standards. Even today, it is often far more challenging for me to find such information regarding British recordings vs. American recordings. The correction has been made above. Your assistance is much appreciated. : )

      Regards,
      doc

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    • doc
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 01:44:25

      Also, although it is presently my practice to listen to each recording that I’ve selected before publishing it here, I don’t always listen to the entire recording. On the other hand, there are cases where I’ll listen to a recording straight through many times before publishing it. In this instance, I obviously failed to listen far enough to notice that it was very unlikely that the vocalist was male. : )

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