West Coast Sounds 1950-56
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Contains 5 albums and 1 EP on 2 CDs:
"Modern Sounds" (Capitol)
"Shorty Rogers and his Giants" (RCA)
"Cool and Crazy" (RCA)
"Hot Blood EP" (RCA)
"Shorty Rogers Courts the Count" (RCA)
"The Big Shorty Rogers Express" (RCA)
+ fully illustrated 24-page booklet (with rare & unpublished photos)
Tracks: 1.A Mile Down the Highway, 2.He Can Come Back Anytime, 3.Do it Again, 4.Four Mothers, 5.Didi, 6. Sam and the Lady, 7.Popo, 8.Over the Rainbow, 9.Apropos, 10. Pirouette, 11.Bunny, 12.Powder Puff, 13.The Pesky Serpent, 14. Diablo's Dance, 15.Indian Club, 16.Morpo, 17.Mambo del Crow, 18.Coup de Graas, 19.Infinity Promenade, 20.Short Stop, 21.Boar-jibu, 22. Contours, 23.Tale of an African Lobster, 24.Chiquito loco, 25.The Sweetheart of Sigmund Freud.
Collective personnel: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, John Howell (tp), John Graas (frh), Gene Englund (tuba), Harry Betts, Milt Bernhardt, John Haliburton (tb), Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as), Bob Cooper, Jimmy Giuffre (ts), Bob Gioga (bs), Claude Williamson, Marty Paich, Hampton Hawes (p), Don Bagley Joe Mondrago, Curtis Counce (b), Shelly Manne (d), June Christy (vcl).
#1-3: Recorded in Hollywood, August 28, 1950, #4-9: Recorded in Hollywood, July 1,1951 #10-17: Recorded in Hollywood, Jan 1953, #18-25: Recorded Hollywood, April 1953.
Tracks: 1.Hot Blood (The Wild One), 2.Blues for Brando 3. Windswept, 4.Chino, 5.Topsy, 6.It's Sand, Man, 7.Basie Eyes, 8.Doggin' Around, 9.Jump For Me, 10.Over And Out, 11.Down For Trouble, 12.Swingin' The Blues, 13.H & J, 14.Tickletoe, 15. Taps Miller, 16.Walk, Don't Run, 17.Audition, 18.Pay The Piper, 19.At Home With Sweets, 20.Pink Squirrel, 21.Blues Express.
Collective personnel: Shorty Rogers, Conrad Gozzo, Harry Edison, Pete Candoli, Clyde Reasinger, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Reeves, Buddy Childers, Ray Linn (tp), John Graas (frh), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Jimmy Knepper, Frank Rosolino, Milt Bernhardt, George Roberts, Harry Betts (tb), Bob Enevoldsen (btb), Bud Shank, Charlie Mariano, Art Pepper, Herb Geller (as), Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Bill Perkins (ts), Jimmy Giuffre, Zoot Sims, Bob Gordon, Bob Cooper (bs), Marty Paich, Lou Levy, Russ Freeman, Pete Jolly (p), Joe Mondragon, Curtis Counce, Ralph Peña (b), Stan Levey, Shelly Manne (d).
#1-4: Recorded in Hollywood, July 14, 1953, #5-8: Recorded in Hollywood, February 2, 1954, #9-12: Recorded in Hollywood, Feb 9, 1954, #13-16: Recorded in Hollywood, March 3, 1954., #17: Recorded in Hollywood, Dec 15, 1955, #18-21: Recorded in Hollywood, July 5, 1956.