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Although frequently listed, Bennie Green appears to have been drafted by the time of these recordings and does not rejoin the band until the summer of 1946 at the earliest.
A trombonist named Happy Pappy Smith is usually included among the personnel but as I have not found any contemporary mention he is not listed here.
I began compiling this discography strictly for my personal use a checklist, basically, to help me make sense of what was out there and collect as much of it as I could.
So much of the information I found was contradictory and confusing and I kept waiting for a discography to show up on line.
Much gratitude also goes to Ray Whitehouse of Biographical (Jazz) Research Service, 33 Harbour Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 4EL, England.
Mark Cantor of Celluloid Improvisations has cleared up a number of lingering questions regarding Wardell's motion picture activities.
This comprehensive discography details sessions which were previously unknown to me and adds new information regarding alternative takes and live recordings.
D-107 is listed as I Got A Date With The Rhythm Man on Classics 914.Note that Clifton Cliff Smalls often played piano when Hines sang or conducted - Smalls is listed generally as on (tb, p, arr). 8): Probable personnel: Arthur Walker, John Willie Cook, Fats Palmer (Palmer Davis), William Bill Douglas (tp); Augustus Gus Chappel, Walter Woogie Harris, Druie Bess (tb); Clifton Cliff Smalls (tb, p, arr); George Scoops Carry (as, cl); Lloyd Smith (as); Kermit Scott, Wardell Gray (ts); John Williams (bar); Ren Hall (el-g); Earl Hines (p, dir); Eugene Gene Thomas (b); David Chick Booth (d).Masters of Jazz did not include this recording in its Wardell Gray series, despite a 16 bar solo which I believe to have been played by Gray.Go Away Blues is a vocal feature for Betty Roch who is supported by obligatto played by Wardell and/or Kermit Scott.The personnel for the Hines band during Wardell's stay is also unclear.