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Charlie Parker session details

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November 30, 1940 (7 items; TT = 20:45)
KFBI Studio, Wichita KS
KFBI radio recording (Acetate) (B-)

Charlie Parker (as); Bernard "Buddy" Anderson (tpt); Orville "Piggy" Minor (tpt); Bob Gould (tb, vln); William J. Scott (ts); Bob Mabane (ts); Jay McShann (p); Gene Ramey (b); Gus Johnson (d)

1 I Found a New Baby (J. Palmer-S. Williams) 2:59
2 Body and Soul (J.W. Green-E. Heyman-R. Sour-F. Eyton) 2:50
3 Moten Swing (B. Moten) 2:47
4 Coquette (C. Lombardo-J. Green-G. Kahn) 3:09
5 Lady Be Good (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 2:55
6 Wichita Blues (C. Parker-J. McShann) 3:08

No Parker solo. Listed as "Blues" on Spotlite
7 Honeysuckle Rose (A. Razaf-F. Waller) 2:57


1 I Found a New Baby
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

2 Body and Soul
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

3 Moten Swing
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

4 Coquette
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

5 Lady Be Good
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

6 Wichita Blues
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

7 Honeysuckle Rose
12" LP: Onyx 221, Spotlite SPJ-120
CD: Stash STCD 542, Masters of Jazz MJCD 78, Philology Volume 38 (W 869), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331


Some early issues identified the last five items as from December 2. These recordings were discovered in the 1960s by Frank Driggs, and were long thought to be Parker's earliest recordings. Mabane replaces Scott on those five titles.

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