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Autumn 1943 (4 items; TT = 13:33)
Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City KS
Private recording (Acetate) (C)

Charlie Parker (as); Efferge Ware (g); "Little" Phil Phillips (d)

1 Cherokee (R. Noble) 3:08
2 My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) (M. Gordon-H. Warren) 3:16
3 I Found a New Baby (J. Palmer-S. Williams) 3:29
4 Body and Soul (J.W. Green-E. Heyman-R. Sour-F. Eyton) 3:40


1 Cherokee
CD: Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 79, Philology Volume 43 (W 874), Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

2 My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)
CD: Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 79, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

3 I Found a New Baby
CD: Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 79, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

4 Body and Soul
CD: Stash STCD 535, Masters of Jazz MJCD 79, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331


The guitarist may be Leonard "Lucky" Enois.

These titles are usually listed as September 1942, but this is unlikely. Mack Gordon and Harry Warren's "My Heart Tells Me" was not copyrighted until 1943. Larry Koch suggests (Yardbird Suite) that Parker worked extensively in Kansas City in late 1943 with a group that included both Enois and Phillips, and that perhaps these tunes were recorded during that time.

For a measure of Parker's development, compare this version of "Cherokee" to the version recorded at Clark Monroe's in early 1942.

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