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October 18, 1946 (12 items; TT = 34:29)
Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood CA
Commercial for unknown label
Miles Davis Sextet plus Earl Coleman and Ann Hathaway

Miles Davis (tpt); Gene Ammons (ts); Connie Wainwright (g); Linton Garner (p); Tommy Potter (d); Art Blakey (d); Earl Coleman (voc); Ann Hathaway [Ann Baker] (voc)

1 Don't Sing Me the Blues (take 1) (E. Coleman) 2:54
2 Don't Sing Me the Blues (take 2) (E. Coleman) 2:53
3 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 1) (E. Coleman) 3:00
4 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 2) (E. Coleman) 2:49
5 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 3) (E. Coleman) 2:53
6 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 4) (E. Coleman) 2:53
7 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 1) (A. Baker) 2:54
8 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 2) (A. Baker) 2:55
9 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 3) (A. Baker) 3:10
10 I've Always Got the Blues (take 1 (inc)) (A. Baker) 2:15
11 I've Always Got the Blues (take 2) (A. Baker) 3:07
12 I've Always Got the Blues (take 3) (A. Baker) 2:46


1 Don't Sing Me the Blues (take 1)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

2 Don't Sing Me the Blues (take 2)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11160

3 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 1)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

4 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 2)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11160

5 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 3)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

6 Don't Explain to Me Baby (take 4)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

7 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 1)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

8 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 2)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

9 Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind? (take 3)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11160

10 I've Always Got the Blues (take 1 (inc))
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187

11 I've Always Got the Blues (take 2)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187, Definitive Records DRCD 11137, 11160

12 I've Always Got the Blues (take 3)
12" LP: Black Lion BLP 60102, ORG Music ORGM-1048
CD: Black Lion BLCD 760102, Masters of Jazz MJCD 187


Coleman is the vocalist on all takes of "Don't Sing Me the Blues" and "Don't Explain to Me Baby"; Hathaway is on all takes of "I've Always Got the Blues" and "Baby, Won't You Make up Your Mind."

These tunes were recorded for independent producer Eddie Laguna. They were first released on LP in the late 1960s by the Black Lion label. Thanks to Peter Schulz for help with this session.

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