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Charlie Parker session details

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September 15, 1944 (12 items; TT = 32:02)
WOR Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Savoy

Charlie Parker (as); Clyde Hart (p); Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes (g); Jimmy Butts (b); Harold "Doc" West (d)

1 Tiny's Tempo (take 1) (T. Grimes) 3:00
2 Tiny's Tempo (take 2) (T. Grimes) 2:59
3 Tiny's Tempo (take 3) (T. Grimes) 2:53
4 I'll Always Love You Just the Same (take 1) (T. Grimes-C. Hart) 2:56
5 I'll Always Love You Just the Same (take 2 (master)) (T. Grimes-C. Hart) 2:58
6 Romance without Finance (take 1) (T. Grimes) 3:05
7 Romance without Finance (take 2 (inc)) (T. Grimes) 1:00
8 Romance without Finance (take 3) (T. Grimes) 3:06
9 Romance without Finance (take 4 (inc)) (T. Grimes) 0:43
10 Romance without Finance (take 5 (master)) (T. Grimes) 3:01
11 Red Cross (take 1) (C. Parker) 3:15
12 Red Cross (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:06


1 Tiny's Tempo (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG-12001, SJL-1107, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

2 Tiny's Tempo (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG-12001, SJL 1129, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

3 Tiny's Tempo (take 3)
78 rpm: Savoy 526, 541, 915
45 rpm: Savoy 45-310
10" LP: Savoy MG-9010, Craft Recordings 8807209696-7
12" LP: Savoy MG-12001, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

4 I'll Always Love You Just the Same (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

5 I'll Always Love You Just the Same (take 2 (master))
12" LP: Savoy SJL-2208, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

6 Romance without Finance (take 1)
78 rpm: Savoy 526, 567, 613, 925
12" LP: Savoy SJL-2201, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

7 Romance without Finance (take 2 (inc))
12" LP: Savoy SJL-2208, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

8 Romance without Finance (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy SJL-1107, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

9 Romance without Finance (take 4 (inc))
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

10 Romance without Finance (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 532, 613, 925
10" LP: Savoy MG-9022
12" LP: Savoy SJL-2201, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

11 Red Cross (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG-12001, SJL-1107, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331

12 Red Cross (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 532, 541, 567, 915
45 rpm: Savoy 45-300
10" LP: Savoy MG-9000, Craft Recordings 8807209696-7
12" LP: Savoy MG-12001, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB-50400 (= COCB-53033, COCB-53436, COCB-53883, COCB-54230), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1331


These are the first Parker studio session following the August 1942-November 1944 recording ban, and his first small group studio recordings. Grimes sings on "I'll Always Love You Just the Same"; Grimes and Butts sing on "Romance without Finance" and Parker joins in on the master take.

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