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Blue Note World First Appearance Series discography

This is a discography of 12" LPs released by King Records in Japan as part of their Blue Note "World First Appearance" series. The series was a subset of the GXF series of Blue Note releases.

The World First Appearance albums comprised material from previously unreleased fifties, sixties and seventies Blue Note sessions. Many of the albums were later released in the US and Japan with different covers.

Blue Note pages on the site:

1500 series: 1501-1599     4000 series: 4001-4099 | 4100-4199 | 4200-4299 | 4300-4383 | 4400-4435

85100 series: 85101-85141     LA Series: 006 to 426 | 451 to 945     Classics (LT series): LT 987 to LT 1103

Worlds First Appearance: GXF 3015-GXF 3073     Other Side Of Blue Note 1500: BNJ 61001-BNJ 61020

See the compilations page for series of Blue Note compilations

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Blue Note World First Appearance Series albums

Blues In The Night, Sonny Clark, 1979, Blue Note GXF 3051

Tracks : Can't We Be Friends, I Cover The Waterfront, Somebody Loves Me, Blues In The Night, Blues In The Night, All Of You, Dancing In The Dark, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You

Musicians : Sonny Clark, Jymie Merritt, Paul Chambers, Wes Landers

Previously unreleased sessions from 1958. This music was released in 1985 as Sonny Clark Trio Volume 3. It was released again in 1996 on CD as Blues In The Night but with a different cover design.

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K. B. Blues, Kenny Burrell, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3052

Tracks : Nica's Dream, Out For Blood, K.B.Blues, D.B.Blues, K.B.Blues (Alt)

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins, Louis Hayes

A session from February 1957.

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Matador, Grant Green, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3053

An unreleased session from May 1964.

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The Soothsayer, Wayne Shorter, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3054

An unreleased session from March 1965.

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Clubhouse, Dexter Gordon, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3055

An unreleased session from May 1965.

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My Conception, Sonny Clark, 1979, Blue Note GXF 3056

Tracks : Junka, Blues Blue, Minor Meeting, Royal Flush, Some Clark Bars, My Conception

Musicians : Sonny Clark, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey

Previously unreleased session from 1959. This music was released on CD in 2000 with a different cover design and bonus tracks.

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Freedom, Kenny Burrell, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3057

Tracks : G Minor Bash, Freedom, Lonesome Road, K Twist, Love, Your Spell Is Everywhere, The Good Life, Stairway To The Stars, Loie, I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Stanley Turrentine, Seldon Powell, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones, Ben Tucker, Milt Hinton, Bill English, Osie Johnson, Ray Barretto

Tracks from sessions recorded in 1963 and 1964.

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Gooden's Corner, Grant Green, 1979, Blue Note GXF 3058

Unreleased recordings from 1961.

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The Collector, Wayne Shorter, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3059

Tracks : The Collector, Penelope, Etcetera, Barracudas, Indian Song

Musicians : Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Cecil McBee, Reggie Workman, Joe Chambers

Mainly from a session in June 1965. One track from a 1966 session.

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Pisces, Art Blakey, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3060

Tracks : United, Ping Pong, Pisces, Uptight, Blue Ching, It's A Long Way Down

Musicians : Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, Cedar Walton, Jymie Merritt, Reggie Workman

Recordings from 1961 and 1964.

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Oblique, Bobby Hutcherson, 1979, Blue Note GXF-3061

Tracks : Til Then, My Joy, Theme From Blow Up, Subtle Neptune, Oblique, Bi-Sectional

Musicians : Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Albert Stinson, Joe Chambers

A session from July 1967.

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Tippin' The Scales, Jackie McLean, 1979, Blue Note GXF 3062

Tracks : Tippin' the Scales, Rainy Blues, Nursery Blues, Nicely, Two for One, Cabin in the Sky

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Sonny Clark, Butch Warren, Art Taylor

A previously unreleased session from 1962. Subsequently released in the US in 1984 with a different cover design.

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Minor Revelation, Benny Green, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3063

Tracks : It's Groovy, On The Street Where You Live, Can't We Be Friends, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Bye Bye Blackbird, Minor Revelation, Why Do I Love You, Encore

Musicians : Bennie Green, Eddy Williams, Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers, Jerry Segal, Babs Gonsalves

A previously unreleased session from 1958. Later released with the title The 45 Session.

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Two Bones, Curtis Fuller, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3064

Tracks : Fuss Budget, Oatmeal Cookie, Da-Baby, Pajama Tops, Slide's Ride, Loquacious Lady, Mean Jean

Musicians : Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Sonny Clark, George Tucker, Al Harewood

A previously unreleased session from 1958.

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Oleo, Grant Green, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3065

Unreleased recordings from January 1962.

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Poppin', Hank Mobley, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3066

Tracks : Poppin', Darn That Dream, Gettin' Into Something, Tune Up, East Of Brooklyn

Musicians : Hank Mobley, Art Farmer, Pepper Adams, Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones

A previously unreleased 1957 session. Released on CD in 1996 with a different cover design.

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Street Singer, Jackie McLean & Tina Brooks, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3067

Tracks : Melonae's Dance, Appointment In Ghana, Medina, Isle Of Java, Street Singer, A Ballad For Doll

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Blue Mitchell, Tina Brooks, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, Art Taylor

A session recorded in September 1960.

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Sweet Slumber, Lou Donaldson, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3068

Tracks : Sweet Slumber, You've Changed, The Good Life, Stardust, What Will I Tell My Heart, It Might As Well Be Spring, Sweet And Lovely

Musicians : Lou Donaldson, Freddie Hubbard, Garnett Brown, Wayne Shorter, Jerry Dodgion, Pepper Adams, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Al Harewood

A session from January 1967.

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The Art Of The Trio, Sonny Clark, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3069

Tracks : Tadd's Delight, Two Bass Hit, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Ain't No Use, Black Velvet, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, The Breeze And I, I Can't Give You Anything

Musicians : Sonny Clark, Jymie Merritt, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Wes Landers

Previously unreleased recordings from 1957 and 1958. This music was subsequently released on Sonny Clark Trio, Vol. 2 in 1985 and as The 45 Sessions in 1996.

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Swingin', Kenny Burrell, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3070

Tracks : I Never Knew, My Heart Stood Still, Beef Blues Stew, If You Could See Me Now, Swingin'

Musicians : Kenny Burrell, Louis Smith, Frank Foster, Junior Cook, Tina Brooks, Bobby Timmons, Duke Jordan, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Ben Tucker, Oscar Pettiford, Sam Jones, Art Blakey, Shadow Wilson

Tracks from sessions in 1956, 1958 and 1959.

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Remembering, Grant Green, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3071

Unreleased session from 1961.

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Minor Move, Tina Brooks, 1980, Blue Note GXF 3072

Tracks : Nutville, The Way You Look Tonight, Star Eyes, Minor Move, Everything Happens To Me

Musicians : Tina Brooks, Lee Morgan, Sonny Clark, Doug Watkins, Art Blakey

A previously unreleased 1958 session. Released on CD in 2000 with a different cover design and one bonus track.

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Inner Glow, Bobby Hutcherson, 1980, Blue Note GXF-3073

Tracks : Boodaa, Cowboy Bob, Searchin' The Trane, Inner Glow, Roses Poses

Musicians : Bobby Hutcherson, Oscar Brashear, Thurman Green, Harold Land, Dwight Dickerson, Kent Brinkley, Larry Hancock

Unreleased session from 1975.

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