LP by release date

In this section, you will find the original Long Playing records sorted by release date. ‘Original’ means they contain at least one track released for the first time. However, no AT (alternate takes), rehearsals or incomplete tracks are included.

I apologize for the lack of sharpness in the table text, but that was the best way I found to condense text and save space, allowing for more information per line. If you click in the table, quality improves a little bit.

TABLE 1 – Records sorted by Release Date
RD – Release date
# First column in blue shows the MT track reference in the site. (AMT were tracks originally considered as alternative, but that I for personal reasons listed as master given their differences.
# First column in green shows the LR track reference in the site. Special cases of LR are FILM (soundtracks), BC (radio broadcasts) and TV (television broadcasts).

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7 thoughts on “LP by release date

  1. Greetings from hot & humid Houston, Texas U.S.A.

    My, your site is great. Thank you. Yeoman’s work!

    Would you confirm for me the following discography information:
    Stan Getz ts/ Al Haig p/ Jimmy Raney g/ Teddy Kotick b/ Tiny Kahn d/ Billie Holiday voc
    Broadcast from Storyville Club, Boston, MA, 29 OCT 1951
    Lover Come Back To Me [track 2 from Dale LP 25 (10-inch)]

    You cite this recording as being in your Perfect Complete Collection Box – volume 4, was it?.

    You mention another LR of this title from 1951. If you don’t mine, where was it recorded/broadcast from? The two versions are very slightly different. (Thank you for the song lyrics.)



    • Dear KL
      Thank you for your comments, I tried to do my best, and it was a lot of work, indeed.
      In October 1951 Billie engaged for a week at the Storyville Club in Boston, sharing with the Stan Getz Quintet.
      Two versions of “Lover Come Back to Me” were recorded. The first one in Oct 29th with the complete band: Stan Getz (ts) Buster Harding (p) John Fields (b) Marquis Foster (d) Billie Holiday (v) This is the one you described, but a wrong set of musicians. You can find it at the Perfect Complete Collection vol.4 track 6 or also in the very nice CD “Billie Holiday at Storyville”, a compilation from 1201 music, inc
      Second version was recorded a couple of days later, with the same band, but without Stan Getz. This track I only have in the Perfect Complete Collection, track 18.
      Hope that I addressed you question.
      All the best,

  2. Dear Paulo,

    Thank you for your splendid information. Without the Perfect Collection information that you have, l’d get the wrong discography.

    The musicians l mentioned are by way of this site:

    But jazzdisco.com, while useful, is fraught with errors l have found over and over again.

    Clicking on your Dale 25 LP disc labels show “Recorded in France” – this is obviously in error. And it is a 33rpm LP. I thought the original Dale LP 25 was a 10-inch vinyl disc. (Ever notice? The back cover of Dale LP 25 in two places, edges, has Dale PL 25; somebody goofed.)

    I’ve been unable to find out much about reissues of Dale 25. One 10” sold for $228.50 on 11 DEC 2012. Does the Perfect Collection have all the cuts from Dale? How many tracks were on the original 1951 ten-inch Dale 25?

    Take care.



    • Dear Levy
      The images I used were kindly given to me by an important record collector from Tokyo, Japan. It is part of his collection and actually is an original 10-inch vinyl with 8 tracks, whose titles you can read on the label.
      The recording session at the Storyville Club we mentioned earlier had 20 tracks taped. Perfect Complete Collection has all of them, except Detour Ahead that you can find in the CD “Lady Day Live”. The CD “Billie Holiday at Storyville” that I also mentioned today has only 6 tracks of those.
      Why do they say “recorded in France” I don’t know. My guess is that Dale was a very small independent label, and maybe they had the records printed in France.
      Take care,

  3. Hello again, Paulo.

    If you click here:

    and/or here:

    you can see the „Recorded in France” on the record labels.

    I cannot locate another image of the Dale 25 labels clear enough to see if they, too, have France.

    The mystery remains… Maybe somebody knows why this curious recorded location is on the label.


    • Hi, Levy

      Maybe it is because the unprofessional attitude from Dale.

      Did you notice that there are many errors in the edition?
      1. Stan Getz was NOT present in all the tracks
      2. On the back cover, it says DALE PL-25 instead of LP-25 (as you mentioned)
      3. On LP-22 they say “Quinechette”, instead of Quinichette.

      They also proudly say it was recorded with “Cyclophonic”. I made some research in the internet and I found out that this was a marketing brand they used on Reader´s Digest classical records manufactured by RCA. It not but the regular way of recording LPs at the time.

      Everything looks very pretentious and unprofessional. Do you agree?


      • Thank you, Paulo, for the information.

        Yes, the marketing was pretty shoddy from the indies (independent record labels) at times. This is but one example, unfortunately.

        But, all said and done, we seek the music. All often that was tampered to one degree or another (think Pacific Jazz). Charles Mingus also overdubbed some for a few of his Debut releases, as l recall. Others.

        How about those ‘fake stereo’ releases? Eeeeeeeeek!

        SAT, so l can enjoy life today. I plan on playing George Russell in K.C. Now there’s a deceptive title: the New York recording has some of the tunes Russell’s band was to play down at a club in Kansas City, Missouri… go figure. (I think it was in the state of Missouri; there is a KC, Kansas, too.)

        Take care.
        09 AUG 2014

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