Vanguard Records Listing  (Jazz & Blues releases)

compiled by Görgen Antonsson & François Ziegler
July 18-24, 1999

Please Note: This is not a catalog, and we have no idea how to obtain these records. (The current catalog is here.)

Thanks to contributors:
Bob Camfiord <RBC31@webtv.net>


Ten Inch LPs:

VRS ARTIST TITLE REC.
8001 Vic Dickenson The Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 1 53
8002 Vic Dickenson The Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 2 53
8003 Sir Charles Thompson Sextet 53
8004 Mel Powell Septet 53
8005 Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs 54
8006 Sir Charles Thompson Quartet 54
8007 Joe Newman And His Band 54
8008 Buck Clayton & Ruby Braff Buck Meets Ruby 54
8009 Sir Charles Thompson With Coleman Hawkins 54
8010 Urbie Green And His Band 54
8011 Jimmy Rushing Sings The Blues 54
8012 Vic Dickenson The Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 3 54
8013 Vic Dickenson The Vic Dickenson Septet Vol 4 54
8014 Sam Most Sextet 54
8015 Mel Powell The Mel Powell Bandstand 54
8016 Don Elliott Doubles In Brass 55
8017 Nat Pierce The Nat Pierce Bandstand 55
8018 Sir Charles Thompson Trio 55
8019 Ruby Braff Two Part Inventions In Jazz Vol 1 c.55
8020 Ruby Braff Two Part Inventions In Jazz Vol 2 c.55

7022 Brother John Sellers With Sonny Terry And Johnny Johns 54

 

Twelve Inch LPs:

VRS ARTIST TITLE REC.
8501     Mel Powell Borderline 54
8502 Mel Powell Thigamagig 54
8503 Jo Jones The Jo Jones Special 55
8504 Ruby Braff The Ruby Braff Special 55
8505 Jimmy Rushing Listen To The Blues 55
8506 Mel Powell Out On A Limb 55
8507 Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins Two By Two: Ruby And Ellis Play Rodgers And Hart 55
8508 Joe Williams A Night At Count Basie's 56
8509 Hans Koller Hans Across The Sea
8510 Rolf Kühn Streamline 56
8511 Bobby Henderson Handful Of Keys 56
8512 Ronnell Bright Bright Flight 57
8513 Jimmy Rushing If This Ain't The Blues 57
8514 Buck Clayton Buckin' The Blues 57
8515 Ted Brown Free Wheeling 56
8516 Ruby Braff Pocketful Of Dreams 55
8517* Buck Clayton & al. Just A Groove: Buck Meets Ruby And Mel 53,54
8518 Jimmy Rushing Goin' To Chicago 54
8519 Nat Pierce
Mel Powell
Easy Swing 55
54
8520 Vic Dickenson Showcase Vol 1 53
8521 Vic Dickenson Showcase Vol 2 54
8522 Don Elliott
Sam Most
Doubles In Jazz 55
54
8523
8524
(Various) John Hammond Presents "Spirituals To Swing" At Carnegie Hall 38,39
8525 Jo Jones Plus Two 58
8526
8527 Joe Newman
Sir Charles Thompson
Jazz Basie Style 54
 
8528 Mel Powell = VRS-8506 55
8529 Sir Charles Thompson Sextet And Band 53,54
8530 Urbie Green
Nat Pierce
Old Time Modern 54
55
* NOTE:  Some copies of VRS-8517 are entitled Buck Meets Ruby.

 


VRS

VSD/VCD
ARTIST TITLE REC.
9006     Count Basie & al.  A Night At The Apollo Theatre 56
9017 Bobby Henderson Call House Blues 57
9036 79036             Brother John Sellers Sings Blues And Folk Songs 54
9039

2016 

Mae Barnes Meet Mae Barnes 58
9059

2046 

Odetta My Eyes Have Seen
9062

2053 

(Various) Folk Festival At Newport Vol 1 59
9063

2054 

(Various) Folk Festival At Newport Vol 2 59
9064

2055 

(Various) Folk Festival At Newport Vol 3 59
9066

2057

Odetta Ballad For Americans
9076

2072 

Odetta At Carnegie Hall 60
9079 79079 Odetta Christmas Spirituals
9083

2087 

(Various) The Newport Folk Festival 1960 Vol 1 60
9084

2088 

(Various) The Newport Folk Festival 1960 Vol 2 60
9103

2109 

Odetta At Town Hall 63
9111 Dave Burns Dave Burns 62
9127 Bill English Bill English 63
9132

2148 

John Hammond John Hammond 62
9137

2153 

Odetta One Grain Of Sand
9143 Dave Burns Warming Up 64
9145 79145 (Various) Blues At Newport 63
9153 79153 John Hammond Big City Blues 63
9178 79178 John Hammond So Many Roads 65
9180 (Various) Blues At Newport 1964 Part 1 64
9181 (Various) Blues At Newport 1964 Part 2 64
9197 79197 Judy Roderick Woman Blue 65
9198 79198 John Hammond Country Blues 65
9216 79216 J. B. Hutto
Otis Spann
Junior Wells
Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol 1 65
9217 79217 Jimmy Cotton
Homesick James
Otis Rush
Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol 2 65
9218 79218 Walter Horton
Johnny Shines
Johnny Young
Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol 3 65
9219 79219 Skip James Today! 66
9220 79220 Mississippi John Hurt Today! c.64
9231 79231 Junior Wells It's My Life, Baby! c.65
9232 79232 Charlie Musselwhite Stand Back! 66
9235 79235 The Siegel-Schwall Band The Siegel-Schwall Band
9238 79238 Peter Walker Rainy Day Raga c.66
9245 79245 John Hammond Mirrors c.67
9248 79248 Mississippi John Hurt The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt c.64
79249 The Siegel-Schwall Band Say Siegel-Schwall
79262 Junior Wells Coming At You 67
79272 Buddy Guy A Man & The Blues 67
9273 79273 Skip James Devil Got My Woman 67
79282 Peter Walker Second Poem To Karmela
9283 79283 James Cotton Cut You Loose! 68
79287 Charlie Musselwhite Stone Blues 68
79289 The Siegel-Schwall Band Shake
79290 Buddy Guy This Is Buddy Guy! 65
79303 Country Joe McDonald
Papa Bue
Ben Webster
Quiet Days In Clichy (soundtrack)  
69
69
79319 Larry Coryell Offering 72
79323 Buddy Guy Hold That Plane! 69
79326 Oregon Music Of Another Present Era 72
79327 Mississippi John Hurt Last Sessions 66
79329 Larry Coryell The Real Great Escape 72
79336 The Siegel-Schwall Band The Best Of Siegel-Schwall
79341 Oregon Distant Hills 73
79342 Larry Coryell Introducing The Eleventh House 72
79343 Stomu Yamash'ta Red Buddha
79344 Sadao Watanabe = CBS/Sony SONP-50320 70
79345 Larry Coryell = VSD-6558 70
79346 Max Morath The Ragtime Years
79350 Oregon Winter Light 74
79351 Big Mama Thornton Jail 75
79353 Larry Coryell The Restful Mind 74
79354 Big Mama Thornton Sassy Mama! c.75
79355 Clark Terry Big-B-A-D-Band Live At The Wichita Jazz Festival 74
79358 Oregon In Concert 75
79360 Larry Coryell Another Side Of Larry Coryell
79362 Elvin Jones New Agenda 75
79365 Clark Terry And His Jolly Giants 75
79366 James Moody Timeless Aura
79367 Larry Coryell Planet End 70-74
79370 Oregon Friends
79371 Roland Prince Color Visions
79372 Elvin Jones The Main Force 76
79373 Clark Terry Big-B-A-D-Band Live! At Buddy's Place 75
79375 Larry Coryell Basics 68,69
79377 Oregon & Elvin Jones Together 76
79378 Max Morath Jonah Man: A Tribute To Bert Williams
79379 Vasant Rai Spring Flowers 76
79380 John Hammond Solo 76
79381 James Moody Sun Journey
79383 Glen Moore & David Friesen In Concert
79384 The Players Association The Players Association
79385 Alla Rakha Tabla Solo
79387 Bunky Green Transformations 76
79388 Roland Prince Free Spirit
79389 Elvin Jones Time Capsule 77
79390 Elvin Jones Summit Meeting 76
79391 Max Morath Living A Ragtime Life 76
79393 Clark Terry The Globetrotter 77
79394 Cosmology Cosmology
79396 Joe Venuti = Durium A 77277 71
79397 Oregon & Zbigniew Seifert Violin 77
79398 The Players Association Born To Dance
79400 John Hammond Footwork 78
79401 David Earle Johnson Time Is Free 77
79402 Max Morath The Ragtime Women
79404 James Moody Beyond This World 77
79405 Joe Venuti = Durium A 77356  [Jazz Violin] 74
79407 Karl Ratzer In Search Of The Ghost 77
79408 Bob Mover Bob Mover 77
79409 Mike Mandel Sky Music 78
79410 Larry Coryell And The Eleventh House At Montreux 74
79412 Poussez Poussez! (Poo-say)
79413 Bunky Green Visions
79414 Vasant Rai Autumn Song 78
79418 Max Morath In Jazz Country 79
79419 Oregon Moon And Mind 78
79421 The Players Association Turn The Music Up
79423 Karl Ratzer Street Talk
79424 John Hammond Hot Tracks 79
79425 Bunky Green Places We've Never Been 79
79426 Larry Coryell Return 79
79429 Max Morath The Great American Piano Bench
79431 The Players Association We Got The Groove
79432 Oregon Our First Record 70
79433 Poussez Leave That Boy Alone
79434 The Players Association Let Your Body Go
79437 Mike Mandel Utopia Highway 80
79440 Max Morath And His Ragtime Stompers
79449 The Klezmer Conservatory Band Klez!
79450 The Klezmer Conservatory Band Yiddishe Renaissance 81
79455 The Klezmer Conservatory Band A Touch Of Klez!
79461 The Memphis Boys The Memphis Boys
79472 John Hammond You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover c.80
79505 (Various) Early Soul Gospel
79508 Junior Wells Best Of The Vanguard Years 65-67
79509 Buddy Guy As Good As It Gets 65-69
79517 Skip James Blues From The Delta 66-67
79519 Mississippi John Hurt Rediscovered 63-66
79522 Odetta Best Of The Vanguard Years
79524 Louis Armstrong The Best Of Louis Armstrong 65
79536 James Cotton Best Of The Vanguard Years
79537 Otis Spann Best Of The Vanguard Years
79542 Tab Benoit = Justice 1201 92
79543 Tab Benoit = Justice 1202 93
79544 Tab Benoit = Justice 1203 95
79545 Tab Benoit = Justice 1204 97
79601 The Basie Bunch Too Marvelous For Words 55...58
79602 Mel Powell The Best Things In Life 54,55
79603 The Basie Bunch Cool Too 54...58
79604 Sir Charles Thompson & Coleman Hawkins For The Ears 53...55
79605 Mel Powell It's Been So Long 53...55
79606 Jimmy Rushing Oh Love 54,55,57

 

Vanguard/Everyman Series:

 VRS SRV  ARTIST  TITLE  REC. 
3003 73003 Odetta = VRS-9076 60
3007 73007 Jimmy Rushing = VRS-8505 55
3008 73008 Reverend Gary Davis At Newport 65

 

Vanguard/Apostolic Series:

VSD ARTIST TITLE REC.
6509 Larry Coryell Lady Coryell 68
6512 Chris Hills & al. Everything Is Everything
6514 Otis Spann Cryin' Time 68
6528 Charlie Musselwhite Tennessee Woman c.69
6547 Larry Coryell Coryell 69
6558 Larry Coryell Spaces 70
6562 The Siegel-Schwall Band Siegel-Schwall '70
6566 Pee Wee Crayton Things I Used To Do 70
6573 Larry Coryell At The Village Gate 71

 

Twofer Series:

VSD/VCD ARTIST TITLE REC.
1/2 (Various) The Best Of Chicago Blues
11/12 John Hammond The Best Of John Hammond
19/20 Mississippi John Hurt The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt 65
25/26 (Various) The Great Blues Men 38,60,63-66
39/40 Max Morath The Best Of Scott Joplin And Other Ragtime Classics
43/44 Odetta The Essential Odetta
47/48 (Various) From Spirituals To Swing 38,39
65/66 Jimmy Rushing The Essential Jimmy Rushing 54,55,57
75/76 Larry Coryell The Essential Larry Coryell 68...72,74
77/78 (Various) Great Bluesmen: Newport 1959, 60 & 63
81/82 Stéphane Grappelli = Festival FLD 596 72
83/84 Max Morath Plays Ragtime
91/92 Louis Armstrong = Festival ALB 200  [The Essential Louis Armstrong] 65
99/100 Vic Dickenson The Essential Vic Dickenson 53,54
101/102 Jo Jones The Essential Jo Jones 55,58
103/104 Buck Clayton The Essential Buck Clayton 53,54,57
109/110 Oregon The Essential Oregon 70,72,73
74,77,78
115/116 (Various) Blues At Newport Live 1959-64
135/136 The Siegel-Schwall Band ...Where We Walked (1966-1970)
141/142 Buddy Guy My Time After Awhile 65-69
153/154 Charlie Musselwhite The Blues Never Die
167/168    (Various) A Century Of Ragtime

 

Note:  We have only aimed at completeness on Jazz and Blues releases.  For perspective, other artists on the label include The Allman Brothers, Al Anderson, The Babysitters, P.D.Q. Bach, Joan Baez, Leon Bibb, Shannon Bolin, Sandy Bull, Shlomo Carlebach, Carol Channing, Roosevelt Charles, The Clancy Brothers, Hamza El Din, The Frost, Cisco Houston, Saeed Jaffrey, Bert Jansch, Garland Jeffreys, Jode, Gershon Kingsley, Jim Kweskin, Julius Lester, Jeff Monn, Martin Mull, Carl Oglesby, Nelson Olmstead, The Pazant Brothers, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Charlotte Rae, Paul Robeson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Peter Schickele, Martha Schlamme, Sivuca, The Space Cadets, Train, Ian & Sylvia Tyson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Clara Ward, Ellen Warshaw, Jackie Washington, Merle & Doc Watson, The Weavers, and many more.  There are also classical recordings, and a series of twelve inch singles.

Label established by Maynard and Seymour Solomon in New York, 1950. Bought by the Welk Music Group in 1986.

Dates in dark red denote reissued material.
Confirmation needed on 8517, 8527 and 9006.

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