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Vee-Jay 3000 series discography

The 3000 series was the main series of jazz albums released by Vee-Jay. The series ran from 1960 to 1963 and then from 1974 to 1977.

The catalog number of the series appear to run from 3004 to 3072 though there are gaps in this sequence.

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Vee-Jay 3000 series: 3001 - 3072     Vee-Jay 2500 series: 2501 - 2509     Vee-Jay 1000 series: jazz LPs only

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Vee-Jay 2501 - 2509

Kelly Great, Wynton Kelly, 1960, Vee-Jay 3004

Tracks : Wrinkles, Mama "G", June Night, What Know, Sydney

Musicians : Wynton Kelly, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones

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Fantastic Frank Strozier, Frank Strozier, 1960, Vee-Jay 3005

Tracks : W. K. Blues, A Starling's Theme, I Don't Know, Waltz Of The Demons, Runnin', Off Shore

Musicians : Frank Strozier, Booker Little, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb

Later released on Affinity with the title Waltz Of The Demons.

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Introducing Wayne Shorter, Wayne Shorter, 1960, Vee-Jay 3006

Tracks : Blues a la Carte, Harry's Last Stand, Down in the Depths, Pug Nose, Black Diamond, Mack the Knife

Musicians : Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb

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Here's Lee Morgan, Lee Morgan, 1960, Vee-Jay 3007

Tracks : Terrible T, Mogie, I'm A Fool To Want You, Running Brook, Off Spring, Bess

Musicians : Lee Morgan, Cliff Jordan, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey

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Make Everybody Happy, MJT+3, 1960, Vee-Jay 3008

Tracks : Make Everybody Happy, The Trolley Song, Sweet Silver, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, My Buddy, Richie's Dilemma, Love Letters

Musicians : Willie Thomas, Frank Strozier, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Perkins

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Dixie on the Rocks, Dave Remington, 1960, Vee-Jay 3009

Tracks : Royal Garden Blues, Rockin' Chair, Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Ole Miss, Save It Pretty Mama, Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Washington & Lee Swing, Riverside Blues, Oh Didn't He Ramble, New Orleans, China Boy

Musicians : Dave Remington, Dick Oakley, Chuck Hodges, Mel Grant, Joe Levinson, Wayne Gormley

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Louis Hayes, Louis Hayes, 1960, Vee-Jay 3010

Tracks : Hazing, Rip De Boom, Teef, I Need You, Back Yard, Sassy Ann

Musicians : Louis Hayes, Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris, Sam Jones

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Kelly at Midnight, Wynton Kelly, 1960, Vee-Jay 3011

Tracks : Temperence, Weird Lullaby, On Stage, Skatin', Pot Luck

Musicians : Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones

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1st Bassman, Paul Chambers, 1960, Vee-Jay 3012

Tracks : Melody, Bass Region, Retrogress, Mopp Shoe Blues, Blessed

Musicians : Paul Chambers, Tommy Turrentine, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, Wynton Kelly, Lex Humphries

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The Young Lions, Young Lions, 1960, Vee-Jay 3013

Tracks : Seeds Of Sin, Scourn, Fat Lady, Peaches And Cream, That's Right

Musicians : Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Frank Strozier, Bobby Timmons, Bob Cranshaw, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Louis Hayes

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MJT+3, MJT+3, 1961, Vee-Jay 3014

Tracks : Branching Out, Lil' Abner, Don't Ever Throw My Love Away, Raggity Man, To Sheila, Love For Sale

Musicians : Willie Thomas, Frank Strozier, Harold Mabern, Bob Cranshaw, Walter Perkins

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Expoobident, Lee Morgan, 1961, Vee-Jay 3015

Tracks : Expoobident, Easy Living, Triple Track, Fire, Just In Time, The Hearing, Lost And Found

Musicians : Lee Morgan, Cliff Jordan, Eddie Higgins, Art Davis, Art Blakey

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Exodus to Jazz, Eddie Harris, 1961, Vee-Jay 3016

Tracks : Exodus, Alicia, Gone Home, A.T.C., A.M. Blues, Little Girl Blue, Velocity, W.P.

Musicians : Eddie Harris, Willie Pickens, Joseph Diorio, William Yancy, Harold Jones

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Eddie Higgins, Eddie Higgins Trio, 1961, Vee-Jay 3017

Tracks : Zarac, The Evil One, Falling In Love With Love, You Leave Me Breathless, Ab's Blues, Blues For Big Scotia, Foot's Bag, Satin Doll

Musicians : Eddie Higgins, Paul Serrano, Frank Foster, Jim Atlas, Richard Evans, Marshall Thompson

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Here's Harold, Harold Harris, 1961, Vee-Jay 3018

Tracks : Swing Low, Again, Bluesville, Over The Rainbow, I Could Write A Book, A Little Understanding, Rapture, Perfidia, I Can't Get Started, Myra

Musicians : Harold Harris, Lennell Glass, George Harps

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No album identified, Vee-Jay 3019

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No album identified, Vee-Jay 3020

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No album identified, Vee-Jay 3021

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Wynton Kelly!, Wynton Kelly, 1961, Vee-Jay 3022

Tracks : Come Rain Or Come Shine, Make The Man Love Me, Autumn Leaves, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, Joe's Avenue, Sassy, Love, I've Found You, Gone With The Wind

Musicians : Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb

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No album identified, Vee-Jay 3023

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Juggin' Around, Gene Ammons with Bennie Green, 1961, Vee-Jay 3024

Tracks : Jim Dog, Juggin' Around, Going South, Swinging For Benny, Little Ditty

Musicians : Benny Green, Gene Ammons, Nat Adderley, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Eddie Higgins, Ed Jones, Albert Heath

Released in 1959 as The Swingin'est (Vee-Jay 1005)

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Mighty Like a Rose, Eddie Harris, 1961, Vee-Jay 3025

Tracks : My Buddy, Willow Weep For Me, Spartacus, Mighty Like A Rose, God Bless The Child, Sally T, Fontessa, There Is No Time

Musicians : Eddie Harris, Willie Pickens, Joe Diorio, William Yancy, Harold Jones

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Summit Meeting, Various Artists, 1961, Vee-Jay 3026

Tracks : Exodus (Eddie Harris), Bye Bye Blackbird (Bill Henderson), Awful Mean (Paul Chambers), Hazing (Louis Hayes), Wrinkles (Wynton Kelly), Jim Dog (Gene Ammons), I'm A Fool To Want You (Lee Morgan), Sleepy MJT-3)

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Jazz for "Breakfast at Tiffany's", Eddie Harris, 1961, Vee-Jay 3027

Tracks : Moon River, Something For Cat, Sally's Tomato, Mr. Yunioshi, Big Blow Out, Hub Caps And Tail Lights, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Latin Golightly, Holly, Loose Caboose, The Big Heist

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A Study in Jazz, Eddie Harris, 1962, Vee-Jay 3028

Tracks : No One, Dancing Bull, Cuttin' Out, Down, Fantastic Waltz, Just Friends, Olifant Gesang

Musicians : Eddie Harris, Willie Pickens, Joe Diorio, Melvin Jackson, Harold Jones

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Wayning Moments, Wayne Shorter, 1962, Vee-Jay 3029

Tracks : Black Orpheus, Devil's Island, Moon of Manakoora, Dead End, Wayning Moments, Powder Keg, All or Nothing at All, Callaway Went That-A-Way

Musicians : Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Higgins, Jymie Merritt, Marshall Thompson

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Dixie/Chicago Style, Dave Remington, 1962, Vee-Jay 3030

Tracks : St. James Infirmary, Chinatown My Chinatown, Fidgety Feet, At The Jazz Band Ball, I'll Never Be The Same, Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me), West End Blues, Clarinet Marmalade, I'm Coming Virginia, Lulu's Back In Town

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Goes to the Movies, Eddie Harris, 1962, Vee-Jay 3031

Tracks : Laura, Be My Love, Gone With The Wind, Secret Love, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You, Tonight, The More I See You, Green Dolphin Street, I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, Moonglow

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Jazz Kaleidoscope, Bill Marx And The Jazz Octet, 1962, Vee-Jay 3032

Tracks : Ain't Necessarily So, Somewhere, Brother Jack, I Believe In You, Blue Hue, Angel Eyes, No Smaltzy Waltz, More I Cannot Wish You

Musicians : Bill Marx, Ray Linn, Jack Sheldon, Dick Nash, Paul Horn, Roger Benioff, Larry Bunker, James Bond, Lawrence Marable

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Bird Lives!, Ira Sullivan & Chicago Jazz Quintet, 1963, Vee-Jay 3033

Tracks : Klacktoveedesedsteene, In Other Words, Highlights Of Show'Nuff, Perhaps, Love Letters, Highlights Of Mohawk

Musicians : Ira Sullivan, Nicky Hill, Jodie Christian, Donald Garrett, Dorrell Anderson, Wilbur Campbell

This album has subsequently been reissued with a number of different covers. Some CD releases have a number of bonus tracks.

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Bossa Nova, Eddie Harris, 1963, Vee-Jay 3034

Tracks : Lolita Marie, Cev Y Mar, Whispering Bossa Nova, Mima, Samba Para Dos, Teleco Teco No. 2

Musicians : Eddie Harris, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Raney, Art Davis, Chuck Lampkin, Jack Del Rio, Osvaldo Cigno

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Bill Marx's Father Presents..."My Son the Folk Swinger", Bill Marx, 1963, Vee-Jay 3035

Tracks : Sarah Jackman, Wimoweh, Streets Of Laredo, Tzena, Tzena, Cotton Fields, Pick A Dress Of Cotton, Ribbon Bow, John Brown's Body, Greensleeves, Hava Nageela

Musicians : Bill Marx, Victor Feldman, Monty Budwig, Norman Jeffries

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At The Playboy Club, Harold Harris, 1963, Vee-Jay 3036

Tracks : Playboy Theme, Hefner Just Walked In, When Your Lover Has Gone, What Kind Of Fool Am I, Lot Of Livin' (To Do), Another Time, In Other Words

Musicians : Harold Harris, Lennell Glass, George Harps

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Half and Half, Eddie Harris, 1963, Vee-Jay 3037

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No albums were released in the 3000 series during the years 1964 to 1973.

The next catalog number in sequence, 3038, was used in 1977 for a Wynton Kelly album (see bottom of page).

The catalog numbers 3039 to 3050 were not used. The series started again in 1974 with catalog number 3051



Catalog numbers appear not to have been used, Vee-Jay 3039 to Vee-Jay 3050

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Organ Talk, Reuben Wilson, 1974, Vee-Jay 3051

Tracks : Bambu, Knock on Wood, Bus Ride, Orange Peel, Twenty-Five Miles, Blue Mode

Musicians : Reuben Wilson, John Manning, Melvin Sparks, Tommy Derrick

This album appears to be a reissue of the Blue Note album Blue Mode (1969)

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Contemplation, Yusef Lateef, 1974, Vee-Jay 3052

Tracks : Hazing, Rip De Boom, Teef, I Need You, Back Yard, Sassy Ann

Musicians : Yusef Lateef, Nat Adderley, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes

This is a reissue of a Louis Hayes album (Vee-Jay 3010)

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And They Called It Jazz, Claude Hopkins, 1974, Vee-Jay 3053

Tracks : Chasing My Blues Away, Lazy Bones, Hodge Podge, Swingin' And Jivin', Just As Long As The World Goes Round, You Stayed Away Too Long, Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet, Truckin', Preacher And The Bear, Minor Mania, Washington Squabble, Farewell Blues

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I Got Rhythm, Count Basie, 1974, Vee-Jay 3054

Tracks : Cherokee, Night In Tunesia, Boone Talk, Stormy Monday Blues, The Magic Flea, All Of Me, Hittin' Twelve, All Heart, Wee Baby Blues, In A Mellotone, I Got Rhythm, Whirly Bird

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Please Send Me Someone to Love, Bill Henderson, 1974, Vee-Jay 3055

Tracks : Never Will I Marry, Sky Lark, Love Is A Bug, Don't Like Goodbyes, Hooray For Love, Please Send Me Someone To Love, I Go For That, Sleepy, Accentuate The Positive, Yes Indeed!, Royal Garden Blues

Musicians : Bill Henderson, Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Snooky Young, Jimmy Cleveland, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, Frank Foster, Charlie Fowlkes, Billy Mitchell, Marshall Royal, Frank Wess, Tommy Flanagan, Freddie Green, Milt Hinton, Elvin Jones

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In Concert...Carnegie Hall, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, 1974, Vee-Jay 3056

Tracks : Easy To Love (Charlie Parker), Body & Soul (Dizzy Gillespie), 52nd St. Theme (Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker), Dizzy Atmosphere (Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker / Teddy Charles), There Will Never Be Another You (Stan Getz), Strike Up The Band (Stan Getz), Just Friends (Charlie Parker)

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Second Genesis, Wayne Shorter, 1974, Vee-Jay 3057

Tracks : Ruby & The Pearl, Pay As You Go, Second Genesis, Mr. Chairman, Tenderfoot, The Albatross, Getting To Know You, I Didn't Know What Time It Was

Musicians : Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Bob Cranshaw, Art Blakey

Recorded in 1960.

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For Bird and Bags, Eddie Harris, 1974, Vee-Jay 3058

Tracks : Salute To Bird, I'm As Happy As I Want To Be, The River Nile, Salute To Bags, Samba De Orfeu, Only The Lonely, Checkmate

Musicians : Eddie Harris, Charles Stepney, Willie Pickens, Joe Diorio, Roland Faulkner, Melvin Jackson, Marshall Thompson

Recorded in 1963/64? Probably originally released on Exodus in 1964. Released on Buddah in 1969 with the title Sculptue.

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Big Band Blues, Bobby Bryant, 1974, Vee-Jay 3059

Tracks : Blues Excerpt, Round Midnight, Secret Love, Love For Sale, Sleepy, Cry Me A River, Indiana, Falling In Love, Harlem Rain, Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

Musicians : Bobby Bryant, Johnny Howell, Marty Marshack, Flip Ricard, John Avant, Bill Porter, Louis Satterfield, Bill Adkins, Willie Randall, james Spaulding, Eddie Williams, George Hunter, John Young, Wilbur Wynn, Bob Edmondson, Marty Clausson

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Opus de Funk, John Young Trio, 1974, Vee-Jay 3060

Tracks : Blues In The Closet, If They Ask Me I Could Write A Book, Jessie May, Patsy, Pretty Legs, Hymn, My Funny Valentine, Bye Bye Blackbird, Opus De Funk, Baby Doll, Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Musicians : John Young, Herbert Brown, Larry Jackson

Recorded in 1957. Uncertain if previously released.

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Love You Madly, Duke Ellington, 1974, Vee-Jay 3061

Tracks : The Star Spangled Banner, The Mooche, How High The Moon, Lullaby Of Birdland, The Hawk Talks, The Tattooed Bride, Medley: Don't Get Around Much Anymore/In A Sentimental Mood/Mood Indigo/I'm Beginning To See The Light/Sophisticated Lady/Caravan/It Don't Mean A Thing/Solitude/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, Lover Come Back To Me

Musicians : Duke Ellington, Shorty Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Ray Nance, Al Killian, Francis Williams, Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Tyree Glenn, Ben WebsterJimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Harry Carney, Wendell Marshall, Sonny Greer

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Gettin' Together, Mel Lewis & Friends, 1974, Vee-Jay 3062

Tracks : Motif, My Buddy, Neat Foot, The Song Is Ended, Mulliganesque, Canon Ball, Mood, There Will Never Be Another You, Westlake Bounce

Musicians : Mel Lewis, Bill Perkins, Jack Montrose, Paul Moer, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones

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Caution, John Gross Quartet, 1975, Vee-Jay 3063

Tracks : A Second Look, C.T. and Fluke, Hidden Valley, Leaving, Lost & Found, Libation, Vamp, Breakfast Club

Musicians : John Gross, Kent Glenn, Frank De La Rosa, John Tirabasso

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Jazz from San Francisco, Pat Britt Quintet, 1975, Vee-Jay 3064

Tracks : Jim Beam Blues, Nancy, Let's Play, Ahmad's Turban, Workin' At The Workshop, Young Bud, Bostwick's Little Bag

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Home with Sweets, Harry "Sweets" Edison, 1975, Vee-Jay 3065

Tracks : Dream, Isn't It Romantic, When Your Lover Has Gone, Nice N' Easy, My Old Flame, I Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I've Got, I'm Lost, The Girl From Ipanema, You're Blase, Blues In My Heart, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, Honeysuckle Rose

Musicians include : Harry "Sweets" Edison, Gerald Wiggins, John Collins, Joe Comfort, Earl Palmer

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Bag of Blues, Art Blakey featuring Buddy De Franco, 1977, Vee-Jay 3066

Tracks : Blues Bag, Rain Dance, Straight No Chaser, Cousin Mary, Blues Connotation, Kush, Twelve Tone Blues

Musicians : Art Blakey (Abdullah Buhaina), Buddy De Franco, Freddie Hill, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Feldman, Victor Sproles

Originally released in 1964 credited to Buddy DeFranco (Vee-Jay VJLP 2506)

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Good for the Garden, Kent Glenn, 1977, Vee-Jay 3067

Tracks : Good for the Garden, Ambivalence, Blues for A.M., Petaluma Fog, In Blossom, Isa, Subtle Matter, Marlene, P.C.

Musicians : Kent Glenn, Paul Novros, Vince Wallace, Mark Proctor, Paul Kreibich

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Love Song, Gary Bartz, 1977, Vee-Jay 3068

Tracks : Love Song, Prelude And Lonely Girl, Interlude And Don't Stop Now, You, Interlude And Just Suppose, Afterthoughts

Musicians : Gary Bartz, George Cables, Carl McDaniels, Curtis Robertson, Howard King, Rita Greene

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Lost and Found, Pat "Putter" Smith, 1977, Vee-Jay 3069

Tracks : Isa, American Dance, P.C., Movement #1, Ugly Beauty, Leaving, Mood Report, Lost & Found, Very Early, Kansas

Musicians : Putter Smith, Gary Foster, John Gross, Kent Glenn, Dick Schreve, Gene Stone, John Tirabasso

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Jazzman, Pat Britt, 1977, Vee-Jay 3070

Tracks : Jazzman, Don't Misunderstand, Wild Lill, Herman's Corner, Adventures Of Sally Sprite, Midnight At Hungry Hoe's, Clouds, The Pink Panther Theme, Me & Mrs. Jones

Musicians : Pat Britt, Gary Barone, Al Hall, Jr., Mayo Tiana, Duane Smith, François Vaz, François Vaz, Putter Smith

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Wynton Kelly in Concert, Wynton Kelly, 1977, Vee-Jay 3071

Tracks : Piano Interlude, On A Clear Day, Here's That Rainy Day, Theme

Musicians : George Coleman, Wynton Kelly, Ron McClure, Jimmy Cobb

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Final Notes, Wynton Kelly, 1977, Vee-Jay 3072

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Vee-Jay 3038, was released out of catalog number sequence in 1977 and is listed below


Someday My Prince Will Come, Wynton Kelly, 1977, Vee-Jay 3038

Tracks : Someday My Prince Will Come, Gone With The Wind, Autumn Leaves, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Weird Lullaby, Sassy, Wrinkles, On Stage, Char's Blues, Love I've Found You

Musicians : Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Morgan (on Wrinkles), Wayne Shorter (on Wrinkles)

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