Some exceptionally rare discs in the

AB FABLE ARCHIVE

This list includes only original examples of (in some cases apparently) commercially pressed 78s

It does not at present include test, transcription, aircheck, private or transferred recordings held in the archive

Columbia [England] LB10105 – Hollywood – recorded 16 October 1957
Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson (pn), Herb Ellis (gt), Ray Brown (sb), Alvin Stoller (dm)
21769-9 [CA.24672] Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster – La Rosita [short version]
21771-10 [CA.24673] Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster – Shine on Harvest Moon [short version]
Two examples known. One with Factory Sample Not for Sale sticker on one label.
One of the last UK Columbia 78s in the Clef Series very likely withdrawn almost immediately on release late 1959. LB10108 was the last release number in the Clef series, most of which, unlike LB10105, were takes, drawn from the Verve catalogue, also available on microgroove. One copy of LB10105 is the disc with these two long-lost short takes used by Verve for release on CD Verve 314547265-2 Verve Elite Edition, CollectorsÕ Disc following their absence from the dedicated Hawkins–Webster session CD

Franwil F1012/F1013 – New York – recorded 14 June 1944
Eddie South (vn), Billy Taylor (pn), Edgar Eddie Brown (sb)
F1012 [or 1013] Eddie South Trio – Among My Souvenirs
F1013 [or 1012] Eddie South Trio – Someday Sweetheart
Three examples known
Labels print the first matrices/release numbers with the titles but the discs reverse the numbers
Distorted ?dubs of two of six South titles produced by Leonard Feather for unrealized Esquire Magazine label – the remaining four titles untraced
Both matrices rereleased on AB Fable ABCD1-009 Eddie South 1940–1947

Parrot 6000 – Chicago – recorded ?c.1952
Leon Abbey (vn), Barrington Perry (pn), Rail Wilson (sb), Al Benson (vo)
P-103A The Leon Abbey Trio – Directed by Al Benson – AbbeyÕs Boogie (Abbey)
P-103B Al Benson with the Leon Abbey Trio – If You Were the Only Girl
Two examples known
P-103A rereleased on AB Fable ABCD2-011/12 I Like Be I Like Bop
P-103B excruciatingly bad spoken vocal probably dubbed in – no rerelease
Parrot 7000, matrices 104A and 104B is the same group plus unidentified female (vc) singing (Benson spoken vc again) ÒFool that I AmÓ, Parts I and II. A transfer, not the original, is held in the archive, courtesy Bill Sabis and Robert Campbell

Sunrise SU525 – Chicago – recorded 31 December 1947
Richard Duke Garrett (tp), Bobby Plater (as), Morris Lane (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (br), Eddie South [as Bill Dougherty] on SU2126 only (vn), Earl Hines (pn), Billy Mackel (gt), Charles Mingus (sb), Curly Hamner (dm), Wini Brown, Roland Burton (vc)
SU2126 Wini Brown and Roland Burton – Sheik of Araby
SU2130 Wini Brown – Pee WeesinÕ Blues (Hampton)
One example known – non-intrusive hairline crack
Blue label design very different from usual Sunrise red label
SU2126 rereleased on various Earl Hines LPs, CDs
SU2130 previously undocumented – no rerelease
SU2130 does not include Eddie South who is on all the released other titles known from this session under the names Earl Hines or Curly Hamner some of which first appeared on LP
Distortion during part of SU2130, probably on the master, may account for its absence from LP
Earl Hines does not appear on SU525 labels. All musicians other than Hines and South are drawn from the Lionel Hampton Orchestra

Town and Country 503 – St Louis – recorded December 1946
Stuff Smith (vn, vc), Charles Fox (pn), Bill Jennings (gt), Wendell Marshall (sb)
TC-509 Stuff Smith Trio [sic Quartet] – Won't You Take a Lesson in Love? (Smith)
TC-511 Stuff Smith Trio [sic Quartet] – Take a Walk (Smith)
One example known
Both matrices rereleased on AB Fable ABCD2-019/20 Blows ÕnÕ Rhythm
Recorded at the time of SmithÕs residency at Forest Park Hotel. Believed to be Wendell MarshallÕs first recording session, playing his cousin Jimmie BlantonÕs bass

Town and Country 505 – St Louis – recorded December 1946
Stuff Smith (vn, vc), Charles Fox (pn), Bill Jennings (gt), Wendell Marshall (sb)
TC-510 Stuff Smith Trio [sic Quartet] – Night Falls Again (Smith)
TC-512 Stuff Smith Trio [sic Quartet] – Up Jumped the Devil (Smith)
Three examples known
Both matrices rereleased on AB Fable ABCD2-007/8 Stuff Smith 1944–1946 – release of one of the other known examples on another CD has inferior transfers
Recorded at the time of SmithÕs residency at Forest Park Hotel. Believed to be Wendell MarshallÕs first recording session, playing his cousin Jimmie BlantonÕs bass

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