Saxophones

The Saxophone is in many ways a royal instrument. Although saxophones are made of shiny silver, gold colored or bronze material, they are in fact family of the woodwind instruments with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of a clarinet. It is a typical jazz instrument, excellent for improvisation and a personal touch. Heroes like Charlie Parker, John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins all made it their own and blew the hell out of it. There are literally thousands of album covers that show the instrument in all it’s glory. Some are legendary, like Coltrane’s Blue Train or Sonny Rollins, Volume Two. Others are great too you’ll see. Unfortunately there aren’t many women players, but in the final part of this collection you’ll see a few. Like Candy …

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Al Cohn – Cohn On The Saxophone (Dawn DLP-1110 / This reissue: Modern Harmonic MH-8030) 1956

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Al Cohn & His Orchestra – Mr. Music (RCA LJM-1024) 1955

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Dexter Gordon – Daddy Plays The Horn (Bethlehem BCP-36) 1955

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Various – Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic (Clef 7″ EP EA JATP-9) 1953

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Various – Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 2 (Mercury MG VOL.2) 1957

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Various – Tenor Saxes (Nogran MGN-1034) 195.

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Various – Five Tenor Saxes Presents Six Sides Of Modern Music (Metronome 78 RPM Set)

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Various – Alto Sax (Nogran MGN-1035) 1957

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Big Jay McNeely – Blowin’ Down The House; Big Jay’s Latest & Greatest (Columbia …) ….

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Bobby Dukoff – Sax In Satin (RCA Victor LPM-1167) 1956

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Bobby Dukoff – Sax In Satin (RCA Victor 7″ EP EAP-701) 1956

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Bobby Dukoff – Tender Sax (RCA Victor LPM-1446) 1957

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Bobby Dukoff – Sax In Silk (His Master’s Voice LPM-1040) 1956

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US edition (RCAL-10098) 1956

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Herb Geller – Stax Of Sax (Jubilee LP-1094) 1958

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Moe Koffman Quartette And Septette – Cool And Hot Sax (Jubilee LP-1037) 1958

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Jack Montrose, with Red Norvo – Blues And Vanilla (RCA Victor LPM-1451) 1957

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Jack Montrose And All-Stars, feat. Red Norvo – The Horn’s Full (RCA Victor LPM-1572) 1958

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The Swedish Modern Jazz Group – Sax Appeal (Barben BLP-1004) 1960

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Various – Invitation To Modern Jazz, Vol. 1 (Prestige SMJ-7235) 1960

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Various – Battle Of The Saxes (Emarcy MG-38023) 1956

 

Classical Saxophones:

 

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Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone with other players

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Marcel Mule – Ibert / Debussy (Capitol 10″ LP L-8231) 195.

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Marcel Mule – The Saxophone, Volume 1 (London 10″ LP LS-986) 195.

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Quatuor De Saxophones – The Saxophone, Volume 2 (London LS-1076) 195.

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Sigurd Rascher – A Classical Recital On The Saxophone (Concert Hall Society CHS-1156) 195.

 

Jazz Saxophones:

 

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Various – Jazz (Philips Box B07181L) 196.

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Pepper Adams – Critics’ Choice (World Pacific PJM-407) 1957

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Cannonball Adderley, with Milt Jackson – Things Are Getting Better (Riverside 12-286) 1958

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Cannonball Adderley Quintet – In Chicago (Mercury MG-20449) 1959

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Gene Ammons – Soulfull Saxophone (Chess LP-1442) 1959

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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt – Blues Up & Down / Boss Tenors & Dig Him! (Verve V-8426 / reissue on Fresh Sound) 1962

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Albert Ayler – New Grass (Impulse AS-9175) 1969

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Charlie Barnet – Town Hall Jazz Concert (Columbia CL-639) 1955

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Bill Barron – Modern Windows (Savoy MG-12163) 1962

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Rusty Bryant – Returns (Prestige PR-7626) 1969

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Don Byas – same (Atlantic 10″ LP 117) 195.

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Benny Carter – Cosmopolite (Clef 7″ EP EP-187) 1953

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Benny Carter & His Orchestra – Further Definitions (Impulse A-12) 1962

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Serge Chaloff Sextet – Boston Blow-Up! (Capitol T-6510) 1955

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Serge Chaloff – Blue Serge (Captol T-742) 1956

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Arnett Cobb – Funky Butt (Progressive PCD-7054) 1981

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Arnett Cobb – Movin’ Right Along (Prestige PR-7216) 1960

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Al Cohn & Zoot Sims – From A To Z (RCA Japan RA-5404) 1957 (reissue)

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Al Cohn Quintet, feat. Zoot Sims – Al And Zoot (Coral LVR-9074) 1957

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Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come (Atlantic SD-1317) 1959

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John Coltrane – Coltrane (Prestige 7105) 1957

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John Coltrane – Blue Train (Blue Note 95326) 1957

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John Coltrane & Friends – Sideman: Trane’s Blue Note Sessions (Blue Note 3CD B0020741-02) 20..

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John Coltrane – Giant Steps (Atlantic 1311) 1959

 

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John Coltrane – Coltrane (Impulse AS-21) 1962

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John Coltrane – Dakar (Prestige PRLP-7280) 1963

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John Coltrane – Black Pearls (Prestige PR-7316) 1964

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John Coltrane Quarte – Crescent (Impulse AS-66) 1966

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John Coltrane – Meditations (Impulse AS-9110) 1966

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John Coltrane – Fearless Leader (Prestige 6CD PRCD-6-30059-2) 2016

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Hank Crawford – True Blue (Atlantic 1423) 1964

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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan – Two Of A Mind (RCA Victor LSP-2624) 1962

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Eric Dolphy – … At The Five Spot , Volume 1 (Prestige New Jazz NJ-8260) 1961

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Eric Dolphy – In Europe, Volume 3 (Prestige PR-7366) 1965

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Lou Donaldson, with Clifford Brown – New Faces, New Sounds (Blue Note 10″ LP 5030) 1953

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Lou Donaldson Quintet – Swing And Soul (Blue Note 1566) 1957

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Lou Donaldson – The Time Is Right (Blue Note 4025) 1959

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Hans Dulfer – El Saxofon (Catfish 2LP 24514) 1971

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Hans Dulfer – El Saxofon, Part II (EMI CD 7243 530535 2 9) 2000

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Hans Dulfer – Papa’s Got A Brand New Sax; Live In Japan (EMI CD 7243 523329 2 2) 1999

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Booker Ervin Quintet – Cookin’ (Savoy MG-12154) 1960

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Booker Ervin – The Freedom Book (Prestige PR-7295) 1964

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Stan Getz – Plays (Clef 10″ LP MGC-137) 1953

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Stan Getz – At The Shrine (Nogran MGN-2000-2) 1955

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Stan Getz – Play (Nogran MGN-1042) 1955

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Stan Getz – Getz Meets Mulligan In Hi-Fi (Verve MGV-8249) 1958

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Stan Getz – …, with Sonny Rollins (Bertelsmann 31110) 19..

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Stan Getz – …, Gerry Mulligan, Harry Edison – Jazz Giants ’58 (CD …) 20..

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Stan Getz – Moments In Time (Resonance CD HCD-2020) 2016

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Jimmy Giuffre – same (Capitol 10″ LP H-549) 1954

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Paul Gonzalves – Cookin’ (Argo LP-626) 1958

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Virgil Gonzalves – Jazz At Monterey (Omega OSL-47) 1959

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Dexter Gordon – Hot And Cool (Ducretet Thompson 300-V-026) 1955

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Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note 84133) 1962

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Johnny Griffin – Introducing … (Blue Note 1533) 1956

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Johnny Griffin – A Blowin’ Session, Vol. 2 (Blue Note 1559) 1957

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Johnny Griffin – The Congregation (Blue Note 1580) 1958

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Gigi Gryce – same (Metro Jazz E-1006) 1958

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Gigi Gryce Orch-ette – Reminiscin’ (Mercury SR-60628) 1961

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Lars Gullin – same (Emarcy MG-36012) 196.

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Eddie Harris – Exodus To Jazz (Vee-Jay LP-3016) 1961

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Coleman Hawkins – The Hawk Flies High (Riverside RLP 12-233) 1957

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster – Blue Saxophones (Columbia 33-CX-10143) 1959

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Coleman Hawkins – The Saxophone Section (Worldwide MGS-20001) 1958

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Coleman Hawkins, with Ben Webster – Encounters (Verve MGV-8327) 1959

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Johnny Hodges – Creamy (Verve MGV-8136) 1955 (this is the 1958 issue)

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Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra – In A Tender Mood (Verve MGV-8149) 1956

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Johnny Hodges – Not So Dukish (Verve MGV-8355) 1958

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Illinois Jacquet – Collates (Mercury 10″ LP MGC-112) 1952

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Illinois Jacquet, with Ben Webster – The Kid And The Brute (Clef MG C-680) 195.

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Illinois Jacquet – Swing’s The Thing (Verve MGV-8023) 1958

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Illinois Jacquet & His Orchestra – Jazz Moods (Verve MGV-8084) 1959

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Bobby Jaspar And His All Stars – same (Mercury MG-36105) 1956

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Plas Johnson – Bop Me Daddy (Tampa TP-24) 1956

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Plas Johnson – Tenor Sax Volume Two: The Madison Avenue Strut (… CD …) 20..

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Pete Jolly Quartet – same (RCA 7″ EP EPA-635) 1955

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Cliff Jordan – Cliff Craft (Blue Note 1582) 1957

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Cliff Jordan Quartet – Bearcat (Jazzland JLP-969) 1962

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Roland Kirk – Triple Threat (King 539) 1957

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Roland Kirk – We Three Kings (Mercury MCL-125015) 1962

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Roland Kirk Quartet – Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra (Mercury 20002-MCL) 1964

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Lee Konitz – An Image; … With Strings (Verve MGV-8286) 1958

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Lee Konitz – Tranquility (Verve MV-2508) 1958

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Lee Konitz – In Europe ’56; Paris And Koln Sessions (Fresh Sound CD …) 20..

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Yusef Lateef And His Jazz Quintet – The Dreamer (Savoy MG-12139) 1959

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Charlie Mariano – Mariano (Bethlehem 10″ LP BCP-1022) 1954

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Jackie McLean – Swing, Swang, Swingin’ (Blue Note 4024) 1959

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Gil Melle Quartet – same, Volume 3 (Blue Note 10″ LP 5054) 1954

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Gil Melle Quintet, with Tal Farlow – same (Vogue 7″ EP LDE-141) 195.

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Roscoe Mitchell – The … Solo Saxophone Concerts (Sackville …) 1974

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Hank Mobley – Quartet (Blue Note 10″ 5066) 1955

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Hank Mobley – Quintet (Blue Note 1550) 1957

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Hank Mobley – same (Blue Note 1568) 1957

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Hank Mobley – Soul Station (Blue Note 84031) 1960

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Hank Mobley – Roll Call (Blue Note 84058) 1960

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Hank Mobley – Workout (Blue Note 4080) 1961

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Hank Mobley – To One So Sweet Stay That Way; … In Holland (Nederlands Jazz Archief CD NJA-1604) 2017

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J.R. Monterose, with Ira Sullivan & others – same (Blue Note 15387) 1957 (this is the CD reissue)

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James Moody & Al Cohn – Too Heavy For Words (MPS 2121656-2) 1973

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Frank Morgan, with Conte Candoli & Machito’s Rhythm Section (GNP VOL-12) 1955

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Gerry Muligan Quartet – Gene Norman Presents The … (GNP 10″ LP VOL. 3) 1954

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Gerry Mulligan – The … Songbook, Vol. 1 (World Pacific WP-1237) 1958

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Gerry Mulligan – … Meets Johnny Hodges (Verve MGV-8367) 1959

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Gerry Mulligan – … Meets Johnny Hodges (Verve 7″ EP EPV-5180) 1960

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Gerry Mulligan Quartet – Carioca (Vogue 7″ EP EPV-1100) 1960

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Oliver Nelson – Screamin’ The Blues (Prestige New Jazz 8243) 1960

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Charlie Parker – same (Dial 10″ LP 201) 1948

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Charlie Parker – same (Dial 10″ LP 201) 1950

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Charlie Parker – New Sounds In Modern Music (Savoy 7″ EP’s) 1950

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Charlie Parker – New Sounds In Modern Music (Savoy 10″ LP MG-9000) 1950

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Charlie Parker – New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 2 (Savoy 10″ LP MG-9001) 1950

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Charlie Parker – New Sounds In Modern Music, Vol. 3 (Savoy 10″ LP MG-9010) 1950

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Charlie Parker, with Dizzy Gillespie – Bird And Diz (Mercury 10″ LP MGC-512) 1952

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Charlie Parker – South Of The Border (Mercury 10″ LP MGC-513) 1952

 

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Charlie Parker – Bird At St. Nick’s (Jazz Workshop 500) 1955

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Charlie Parker – … Plays Cole Porter (Verve MGV-8007) 1957

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Charlie Parker – #7 Jazz Perennial (Verve MGV-8009) 1957

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Leo Parker – same (Savoy 10″ LP MG- …) 195.

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Leo Parker – Rollin’ With Leo (Blue Note 65140) 196.

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Maceo Parker – Funk Overload (What Are Records? CD WAR-60032) 1998

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Art Pepper, with Sonny Red – same (Regent 6069) 1959

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Art Pepper – … Meets The Rhythm Section (Contemporary C-3532) 1957

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Art Pepper – Returns (Sonet 7″ EP 2810) 1957

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Flip Philips – same (Clef 10″ LP MGC-105) 1953

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Courtney Pine, feat. Omar – Butterfly Blues (Freestyle CD …) 20..

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Ike Quebec – Blue & Sentimental (Blue Note 84098) 1962

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Sonny Rollins Quintet, feat. Kenny Dorham (Prestige 10″ LP PRLP-186) 1954

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Sonny Rollins Quartet – Tenor Madness (Prestige LP-7047) 1956

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Sonny Rollins, with Max Roach And Ray Bryant – Woktime PRLP-7020) 1956

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Sonny Rollins, with The Modern Jazz Quartet (Prestige LP-7029) 1956

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Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossos (Prestige LP-7079) 1956

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Sonny Rollins – The Sound Of Sonny (Riverside RLP-12-241) 1957

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Sonny Rollins – Way Out West (Contemporary 87530) 1957

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Sonny Rollins – Way Out West Plus (Contemporary CD VDJ-1551) 1986

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Sonny Rollins – same (Blue Note 1542) 1957

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Sonny Rollins – Volume 2 (Blue Note 1558) 1957

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Sonny Rollins – Newk’s Time (Blue Note 4001) 1959

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Sonny Rollins – The Bridge (RCA Victor LPM-2527) 1962

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Sonny Rollins – What’s New? (RCA Victor LPM-2572) 1962

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Pharoah Sanders – Tauhid (Impulse AS-9138) 1967

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Ronnie Scott & Tubby Hayes – The Couriers Of Jazz (Carlton LP-12116) 1958

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Bud Shank Quartet, feat. Claude Williamson – same (Pacific Jazz 1215) 1956

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Wayne Shorter – Wayning Moments (Vee-Jay LP-3029) 1962

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Zoot Sims – Plays Alto, Tenor And Baritone (ABC Paramount ABC-155) 1957

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Piero Soffici Quartet – same (Philips 7″ EP’s 421871 PE / 421 883 PE) 1958

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Sonny Stitt – same (Roost LP-2208) 1956

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Sonny Stitt – Kaleidoscope (Prestige Hi-Fi LP-707) 1957

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Sonny Stitt – Blows The Blues (Verve MGV-8374) 1960

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The Sonny Stitt Quartet – Saxophone Supremacy (Verve MGV-68377) 1960

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Sonny Stitt – Primitivo Soul! (Prestige PR-7302) 1964

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Lucky Thompson – Accent On Tenor (Urania UJLP-1206) 1956

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Lucky Thompson – Smooth Sailing (… CD …) 20..

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Stan Tracey Quartet – Jazz Suite, Inspired By Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood (Columbia 33-SX-1774) 1965

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Stanley Turrentine – Look Out! (Blue Note 4039) 1960

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Stanley Turrentine – Let It Go (Impulse AS-9115) 1966

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Harold Vick, and others – Steppin’ Out! (Blue Note 4138) 1963

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Ben Webster – King Of The Tenors (Verve MGV-8020) 1957

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Ben Webster And Associates – same (Verve MGV-8318) 1959

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Phil Woods – Woodlore (Prestige LP-7018) 1956

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Leo Wright – Blues Shout (Atlantic SD-1358) 1960

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Lester Young – The President (Nogran 7″ EP EPN-28) 1954

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Lester Young, with Harry Edison – Pres And Sweets (Nogran MGN-1043) 1956

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Lester Young, with Count Basie – Easy Does It (Pic 7″ EP EG-7150) 195.

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Lester Young, with Teddy Wilson Quartet – Pres And Teddy (Verve MGV-8205) 1957

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Various – The Best Of Jazz Saxophone (Jazz After Hours 2CD) 19..

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Various – This Is Jazz No. 1 (Philips B-07100-L) 1957

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Multiple Saxophones:

 

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The Beau Hunks Saxophone Soctette – same (Basta CD 3090892) 1999

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The Beau Hunks Saxophone Soctette – Contrasts (Basta CD 3091282) 2003

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The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra – Isotopia (Whaleco CD WM-104) 1997

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The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra – Fathom This; A Retropspective (Whaleco CD WM-105) 1999

 

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The Fairer Sax – Diversions (Saydisc CD SOL-365) 1987

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The Hollywood Saxophone Quartet – Sax Appeal (Liberty LRP-3080) 1958

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The New York Saxophone Quartet – same (Stash CD STCD-15) 1989

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The Royal City Saxophone Quartet – Smiles And Chuckles; Celebrating The Music Of The Six Brown Brothers (EDC CD …) 19..

 

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Nick Ayoub – Dance To The Saxophone (RCA Camden CAL-935) 1966

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Earl Bostic – His Saxophone And Orchestra (Royale 7″ EP EP-367) 195.

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Sam Butera And The Witnesses – The Big Horn (Capitol T-1098) 1959

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Daniel Deffayet – Alto Saxophone (Golden Crest RE-7051) 196

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Charles Dessalines Et Son Saxophone Tenor – same (Stereo RID-104) 196.

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Los Diplomaticos – Cumbias Y Gaitas (Discos Fuentes STFLP-200240) 1965

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Ricky Ford – Shorter Ideas (Muse MR-5314) 1985

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The Four Freshmen – … And Five Saxes (Capitol T-844) 1957

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Herb Geller – The Sensational Saxophone Of … (Imperial 7″ EP IMP-121) 1956

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Max Greger – Tanzparty Mit … (Polydor 237374) 1964

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Friedrich Gulda – From Vienna With Jazz! (CBS CL-2251) 1964

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Ronald Jansen Heijtmajer – Fingerbustin’ For The Saxophone; Novelty & Swing (Eigen Wijs EW-9626) 1996

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Lyn Hope – The Maharaja Of The Saxophone (King 717) 1961

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Wayne King – The Waltz King (Decca DL-74410) 1960

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Dolf Van Der Linden – Seductive Saxophone (World Record Club M-9) 1959

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CD Reissue (Vintage Music CD 332) 2017

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Luis Morais – Saxo-Show (Morabeza 6810345) 196.

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Julio Mori Y Su Conjunto – Mi Saxo Mas Criollo (Discos Sono SE-9374) 196.

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The Larry Page Orchestra – Instrumentally Yours (Page One POLS-013) 1969

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Fausto Papetti – The Singing Saxophone (London EB-34) 195.

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Boots Randolph – Yakety Sax (RCA Victor LSP-2165) 1960

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CD reissue (Bear Family …) 1989

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George Saxon – 9e Raccolta (Joker ..) 197.

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Cooty Selmer & His Relight Orchestra – Sexy Sax; Hot And Sweet For Dancing (Falcon L-ST-7123) 196

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Various – Silver Saxophones (Boulevard 4034) 1971

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Dick Stabile – Dancing On The Sunset Strip (King 623) 195.

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Sam (The Man) Taylor – Blue Mist (MGM E-3292) 1955

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Sam (The Man) Taylor – More Blue Mist; In The Mood For Sax (MGM E-3783) 1959

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Billy Vaughn – Golden Saxophones (Dot DLP-25205) 1959

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Other LP issue (London SAH-D-6070) 1959

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Billy Vaughn – The Satin Touch (Pickwick 2LP PTP-2007) 197.

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Charlie Ventura – Plays For The People (Gold Award C-8039) 1960

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Different LP issue

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Various – Famous Alto-Saxophones In Jazz (Balkantone ВТА-2085) 1977

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Grolsch Going Baroque And Soul (Philips / Grolsch commercial 7″ 113587-V) 1969

 

Women On Saxophone:

 

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Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio – same (Concord Jazz CD CJA-3528102) 2014

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YolanDa Brown – April Showers, May Flowers (Black Grape CD BGRECCD-1) 2012

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YolanDa Brown – Love Politics War (Black Grape 2LP LPBGREC-6) 2017

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Candy Dulfer – Saxuality (Ariola CD 260696) 1990

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Candy Dulfer – Sax-A-Go-Go (Ariola CD 74321111812) 1992

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Jesse J – My One And Only Love (Shanachie CD …) 2015

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Rosa King – Summertime (Balkantone BTA-2095) 1980

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Tineke Postma Quartet – First Avenue (Munich CD BMCD-407) 2004

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Vi Redd – Bird Call (United Artists UAJ-14016) 1962

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Various – Saxomaniac; Sax Sounds (Apollo LP-477) 1958

 

Bongos & Congas

Learn to play bongos with Mr. Bongo is an instruction album from the late 1950’s that had quit an impact on many young players in the United States. Bongos were popular among beatniks and jazzbo’s, but arrived ages (not to say centuries) before that, especially with the arrival of latin music in the 1930’s. The Cuban and Puerto Rican drummers used them and also brought us the congas. Big drums with a massive sound, originally from West Africa. The slaves imported them to western world. Playing any kind of drums of course is one of the most primitive forms of music that exists. In the 1950’s you could see them in all their original glory on many record sleeves.

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Les Baxter – Skins!; Bongo Party With … (Capitol T-774) 1957

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Alternative unofficial cartoon version

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Various Artists – Ultra Lounge, Volume ..; Bongo Land; Spicy Latin Licks – Hot Voodoo Chicks (Capitol CD 724385341328) 1997

 

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Various Artists – Hi-Fi Cuban Drums (Capitol Of The World T-10141) 1958

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Miguelito Valdes – Afro Cuban Music (Decca 4 X 10″ 78 RPM No. A-355) 1947

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Jack ‘Bongo’ Burger – Let’s Play Bongos (Hifi R-803) 1957

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Professor Feynman playing the bongos in the 1960’s

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Googie Rene – Romesville (Class LP MO-CS-LP-5003) 1959

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Illustration on the back cover

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The Islanders, feat. Harry Belafonte – same (World Record Club T-276) 1963

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Rubens Bassini E Os Magnificos – Ritmo Fantastico (Pawal P-20008) 1961

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Augie Colon – Chant Of The Jungle (Liberty LRP-3148) 1960

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Haji Baba – Crazy Bongo (Modern MST-825) 1962

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Eddie Gomez And His Latin American Orchestra – Caribbean Rendezvous (Crown CLP- 5043) 1957

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Three 7″ EP’s with congas

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Joe Loco And His Orchestra – Let’s Go Loco (Imperial LP-9070) 1959

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Joe Loco And His Orchestra – Happy-Go-Loco (Imperial LP-9073) 1959

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Ukono – Real Native (Imperial LP-12003) 1959

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James Dean on the conga

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James Dean, with Bob Romeo … On Conga Drums – Dean’s Lament (Romeo 7″ EP 45×100) 1957

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James Dean on the bongos with Eartha Kitt

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Don Ralke And His Orchestra – But You’ve Never Heard Gershwin With Bongos (Warner Bros 1360) 1959

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Don Ralke – The Savage And Sensuous Bongos (Warner Bros 1396) 1960

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Jackie Collins (actress) on bongos

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Follow The Leader; Sam Ulano’s Simple Easy Method For Learning To Play Bongos (Sam Ulano LP) 195.

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Willie Rodriguez, with Chuck Sagle & His Orchestra – Anyone Can Play Bongos (Epic BN-583) 196.

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Al Caiola & Orchestra – Guitars, Woodwinds & Bongos (United Artists WWS-8503) 1960

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Richard Hayman And His Orchestra – Havana In Hi-Fi (Mercury SR-60000) 1958

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Jack ‘Bongo’ Burger – … The End Of Bongos! (Hifi R 804) 1957

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Different LP issue

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Another French edition of Jack Burger’s The End Of Bongos – Bongo-Danse (Barclay BB-26) 1957

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Marlon Brando on bongos

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Marty Gold And His Orchestra – Skin Tight (RCA Victor LSP-2230) 1960

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Al Stefano And His Orchestra – Dance To The Latin Beat (Decca DL-8645) 1957

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Stan Kenton – Cuban Fire! (Capitol T-731) 1956

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Bongo playing, probably on the streets of San Francisco

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Rene Touzet And The Cha Cha Rhythm Boys – Blue Bongo (Fiesta FLP-1224) 195.

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Bongos on the Art school

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William Loughborough – Bongo Drum Instruction (Folkways FI-8320) 195.

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The Latin Jazz Quintet – Latin Soul (Prestige New Jazz NJ-8321) 1965

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Al Stephano And His Trio – Mambo Bongo Bash! (Mayfair 9722-S) 196.

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Marlon Brandi in action on the bongos

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Teddy Ernesto Y Su Bongos – Les Tropical Rhythm Kings (Pacific 7″ EP’s)

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Lucky Thompson & The Jack Sels Sextet – Bongo Jazz (Bertelsmann 66124) 196.

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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – A Drum Is A Woman (Columbia CL-951) 1957

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Perez Prado – Prez (RCA Victor LPM-1556) 1957

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Perez Prado – Mambo Happy! (RCA Camden CAL-409) 1957

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(The Members Of The) Perez Prado Orchestra – Prado Mania (Crown CST-137) 1959

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Perez Prado – Concierto Para Bongo (United Artists UAL-3489) 1967

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Tito Puente – Top Percussion (RCA Victor LSP-1617) 1958

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Tito Puente – Tambo (RCA Victor LPM-2267) 1960

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Tito Puente – Puente In Percussion (Tico LP-1011) 1956

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Tito Puente  – Rhythm + Drums + Timbales + Percussions (Roulette SVR-56043) 196.

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Machito & His Afro-Cuban Ensemble – Machito With Flute To Boot (Roulette SR-52026) 1959

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Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra – Cugat’s Favorites (Mercury MG-20065) 1955

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Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra – Mambo! (Mercury MG-20108) 1957

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Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra – Viva Cugat! (Mercury PPS-6003) 1961

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Various bongo and conga 7″ EP’s

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The Shangaans – Jungle Drums (EMI-Columbia TWO-109) 1965

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Robert Drasnin – Voodoo; Exotic Music From Polynesia And The Far East (Tops L-1679) 1959

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Martinez-Cheda Orchestra – Let’s Dance Latin (Vocalion VL-3658) 1958

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Max Woiski on primitive conga

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Chico Arnaz & His Cubana Brass – From Chico With Love (Philips 870050-BFY) 1968

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Different LP issue

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Jose Mangual on bongos

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Warren Barker & His Orchestra – A Musical Touch Of Faraway Places (Warner Bros 1308) 1959

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Morton Gould And His Orchestra – Jungle Drums (RCA Victor LSC-1994) 1957

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Modesto Duran & His Orchestra – The Fabulous Rhythms Of … (Raynote RN-5006) 1960

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Los Trotamundos – A Ritmo De Cumbia (Musart 1075) 195.

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Armando Orefiche – … Su Piano Y Su Ritmo (Panart LD-3082) 1961

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Thurston Knudson, with Augie Goupil And His Royal Tahitians – Tahitian Rhythms (Decca DL-8216) 195.

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Mongo Santamaria Y Su Orquesta – Sabroso! Charanga Y Pachanga (Fantasy 3314) 1960

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Bebo Valdes And His Orchestra Tropicana – Hot Cha Chas (Decca DL-8660) 1956

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Ramon Marquez – Ritmo Sabroso (Musart LPD-215) 1957

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George Liberace – Goes Latin … (Crown CLP-5151) 1960

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Al Escobar And His Afro Cuban Orchestra – Escobar’s Rhythmagic (Cadence CLP-1021) 1957

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… Broadway Latin American Party (Pirouette FM-22) 195.

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Noro Morales And His Orchestra – Latin Dance Party (Seeco SCLP-9082) 1957

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Egidio Bortoli And His Latin American Rhythm – Beatin’ Time (Spotlight SV-70) 195.

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Buck Clarke Quintet – Drum Sum (Argo LP-4007) 1961

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Herbie Mann  (Plays Afro Cuban Jazz) – Flautista! (Verve MGV-8336) 1959

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Unknown bongoplayer

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Cal Tjader Quintet – same (Fantasy 3232) 1957

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Cal Tjader – Mas Ritmo Caliente (Fantasy 3262) 1958

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Los Melodicos – Exitos De … (Discomoda DCM-159) 1959

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Sonora Dinamita – Ritmo! (Eco ECO-No.131) 1962

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Various Artists – Esto Si Tiene Ritmo (Eco ECO-25486) 196.

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Sam Cooke on bongos

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Los Poco Locos – Hot Cha Cha (London EB-48) 196.

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Don Ralke – Bongo Madness (Crown CLP-5019) 1957

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Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra – Bongos From The South (Decca PFS-34010) 1961

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Edmundo Ros – The Latin World Of …, Volume 2 (Decca SPA-59) 1970

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Leroy Holmes, His Orchestra And Chorus – Hawaii With A Bongo Beat (MGM E-3874) 1960

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Chico O’Farrill’s All Star Cuban Band – Chico’s Cha Cha Cha (El Voce Del Padrone QFLP- 4028) 1957

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Sammy Davis Jr. on bongos

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Latin All Stars – Jazz Heat Bongo Beat (Crown CST-187) 1957

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Orquesta Aragon – Maracas, Bonga Y Conga (RCA Victor LPM-1609) 1958

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Hugo Montenegro Et Son Orchestre – Boogie Woogie + Bongos (Mode Disques STMDT-9430) 1962

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Roberto Faz Y Su Conjunto – Suena Tu Bongo (Egrem LD-2025) 1959

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Lucho Macedo – Merengue Vs. Charanga (Sonus LPS-1067) 195.

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Diffrent LP issue on Panart

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Roberto Faz Y Su Conjunto / Roberto Espi Y Su Conjunto Casino – Sabrosona (Antilla CD-1996) 1996

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Tito Morano & His Orchestra – Let’s Cha Cha (Somerset P-8000) 1959

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Various 1960’s 7″ EP’s

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La Playa Sextet / Al Castellanos, with Emilio Reyes – Cha Cha Cha Mambo (Mardi Gras LP-5003) 1957

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Dickie Harrell – Drums And More Drums (Capitol T-1502) 1961

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Rolley Polley – Mad Drums (Capitol T-1454) 1960

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Manny Lopez Orchestra – Cha Cha Pops (RCA Victor LPM-1671) 1958

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Manny Lopez And His Orchestra – Cha-Cha-Cha, If You Please (RCA Victor LPM-1409) 1957

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Eddie Cano And His Sextet – Deep In A Drum (RCA Victor LPM-1645) 1958

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Gitte – Souvenirs / Bongo Boy (7″ single 45-X 8704) 196.

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Cliff Richard – Expresso Bongo (Columbia 7″ EP SEG-7971) 1960

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Les Jokarys – same (7″ EP Pindar 25014) 195.

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The New Dimensions – Surf’n Bongos (Sutton SSU-332) 1963

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Chaka Chocolate – King Of Bongos (Jungle Boy Entertainment …) 19..

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The Bongolian – Bongos For Beatniks (Blow Up CD BU060-CD) 2011

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Audio Fidelity Records:

 

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Pearl Chertok, Harpist – Strings Of Pearls (Audio Fidelity AFLP-1805)

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Katherine Dunham – Presents Drum Rhythms Of Haiti, Cuba, Brazil – The Singing Gods (Audio Fidelity AFLP 1803) 1955

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Eddie Osborn – Baldwin Organ And Bongos (Audio Fidelity DFS-7004) 1960

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Different LP issue

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Choco & His Mafimba Drum Rhythms – African Latino Voodoo Drums (Audio Fidelity AFSD-6102) 1963

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Antonio ‘Chocolate’ Diaz Mena, with Chiminea – Drums Of The Caribbean (Audio Fidelity 10″ LP AFLP-902) 1954

 

Les Baxter:

 

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Les Baxter, His Orchestra & Chorus – Tamboo! (Capitol T-655) 1955

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Les Baxter, His Orchestra & Chorus – Teen Drums (Capitol T-1355) 1960

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Les Baxter – Soul Of The Drums (Reprise R-6100) 1963

 

Candido:

 

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Candido – The Volcanic (ABC Paramount ABC-180) 1957

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Candido – In Indigo (ABC-Paramount  ABCS-236) 1958

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Different LP issue

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Candido – Latin Fire; The Big Beat Of … (ABC-Paramount ABCS-286) 1959

 

Chaino:

 

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Chaino – Jungle Mating Rhythms (Verve MGV-2104) 1958

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Chaino – Night Of The Spectre (Tampa TP-4) 1958

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Chaino And His African Percussion Safari – Jungle Echoes (Omega Disk OSL-7) 1959

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7″ EP (Omega Record EP-OR-70) 1959

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Chaino – Africana (Dot DLP-25240) 1959

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Kaino & His Afro-Percussion Group – Fabulous Ping Pong Bongo Percussion (Coronet CXS-141) 1960

 

Command / Project 3 Records:

 

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Los Admiradores – Bongos, Bongos, Bongo (Command RS-809-SD) 1959

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Different LP issue

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Los Admiradores – Bongos, Flutes, Guitars (Command RS-812-SD) 1960

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Bob & Phil And The Orchestra – Hot Line For Sound (Project 3 PR-5002-SD) 1966

 

Jack Costanzo:

 

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Jack Costanzo – Mr. Bongo (Jazzman 2LP JMANLP/CD-081) 2016

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Jack Costanzo – Mr. Bongo (GNP Crescendo GNPD-2255) 1955

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Jack Costanzo – Mr. Bongo Has Brass (Zephyr ZP-12003-G) 1956

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Jack Costanzo (At The Garden Of Allah) – Bongo Fever (Liberty LRP-3109) 1959

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Jack Costanzo – Mr. Bongo Plays In Hi-Fi (Tops L-1564) 1957

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Jack Costanzo – Bongo! Cha Cha Cha (Golden Tone C-4061) 1960

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Jack Costanzo – Learn To Play Bongos With Mr. Bongo (Liberty LRP-3177) 1961

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Jack Costanzo with Mat King Cole playing the congadrums

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Jack Costanzo – Costanzo, Cano & Bongos! (GNP Crescendo GNP-90) 1963

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Jack Costanzo – Mr. Bongo (Clarion 621) 1964

 

Preston Epps:

 

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Louis Polliemon / Lord Preston Epps – Calypso Trinidad (Crown 5031) 1957

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Preston Epps – Bongola (Top Rank RM-349) 1959

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Preston Epps – Bongola (CD issue)

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Preston Epps – Bongo Bongo Bongo (Original Sound OSR-LPM-5002) 1960

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7″ EP’s (Top Rank / Original Sound) 1960

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Preston Epps / The Bongo Teens – Surfin’ Bongos (Original Sound OSR-LPS-5009) 1963

 

Irving Fields:

 

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Irving Fields Trio – Bagels And Bongos (Decca DL-78865) 1959

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Irving Fields Trio – More Bagels And Bongos (Decca DL-4114) 1961

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Irving Fields Trio – Pizzas And Bongos (Decca DL-4175) 1962

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Irving Fields Trio – Lox, Latin And Bongos (King 742) 196.

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Irving Fields Trio – Bikinis And Bongos (Decca DL-4323) 1962

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Irving Fields Trio – Champagne And Bongos (Decca DL-74238) 1962

 

Grand Award Records:

 

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The Grand Award All Stars – Brass, Bongos, Flutes And Guitars (Grand Award GA-258-SD) 1961

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Willie Rodriguez – A Bunch Of Bongos (Grand Award GA-253-SD) 1961

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Los Muchachos Locos – Bongos (Grand Award GA-33-420) 1962

 

Incredible Bongo Band:

 

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Mike Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock (Pride PRD-0028) 1973

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The Incredible Bongo Band – The Return Of … (Pride PD-6010) 1974

 

Sabu Martinez:

 

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Sabu Martinez – Palo Congo (Blue Note 1561) 1957

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Louis “Sabu” Martinez – Safari With Sabu (Vik LX-1122) 1958

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Sabu Martinez – Sabu’s Jazz Espagnole (EAB-145) 1960

 

Mike Pacheco:

 

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Mike Pacheco – Bongo Skins (Tampa TP-10) 1957

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Mike Pacheco – Bongo Bop (Tampa TP-10) 1957

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Mike Pacheco – Bongo Session (Tampa TP-21) 1957

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Mike Pacheco – Bongo Date With … (Tampa TP-30) 1958

 

Time Records:

 

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Bob Rosengarden & Phil Kraus – Like Bongos! (Time 2000 Series S-2025) 1960

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Hugo Montenegro – Bongos + Brass (Time 2000 Series S-2014) 1960

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Hugo Montenegro – Boogie Woogie + Bongos (Time 2000 Series S-2020)

 

And…

 

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The Bongos – Drums Along The Hudson (PVC PVC-8909) 1982

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The Bongos – Numbers With Wings (RCA MFL1-8509) 1983

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Los Urgallos / Las Chinchetas – Brindis, Picnics, Bongos, Beatniks (…) 20..

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Django Reinhardt – The Best Of … (Capitol TBO-10226) 1960

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Noy Gorodinsky And His Gypsy Ensemble – Gypsy Music (Sonora 4 X 78 RPM 10″ MS-271) 194.

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Vienna State Philharmonic Orchestrra & Opera Chorus – Johan Strauss’ The Gypsy Baron (London 4 X 78 RPM 10″ LLP-418-19) 194.

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V. Selinescu And His Gypsy Ensemble – Gypsy Music (Columbia 4 X 78 RPM 10″ C-64) 1941

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Magyari Imre & His Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra – Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra, Vol. 2 (Decca 6 X 78 RPM 10″ Album No. 196) 194.

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Gypsy Markoff – Dance With … (Unique 3 X 78 RPM 10″ LP 3002 – 3003 – 3004) 194.

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Emery Deutsch And His Orchestra – Romantic Gypsy Airs (RCA Victor 3 X 7″ EP WP-251) 1949

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Emery Deutsch, His Violin And Orchestra – A Gypsy By Candlelight (RCA Victor 2 X 7″ EP EPB-1094) 1955

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Yoska Nemeth – Prince Des Tziganes / Nuit Tzigane (Festival FLDZ-145) 195.

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Cecilia Dvorak, with Shony Alex Braun & His Gypsy Ensemble – Gypsies Of The World (Esar …) 195.

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Saban Bajramovic – same (Diskos EDK-5231) 195.

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Gypsy Orchestra – Hungarian Gypsy Caravan (Pontiac 10″ LP P-529) 1952

 

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Antal Kocze, King Of The Gypsies And His Band – Gypsy Songs (Westminster 10″ LP WL-3001) 1953

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Antal Kocze, King Of The Gypsies And His Band – Gypsy Music, Vol. 2 (Westminster 10″ LP WL-3004) 1953

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Harry Horlick And His Orchestra – Gypsy Aires (MGM 10″ LP …) 195.

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Jatcha Datsko And His Gypsy Ensemble – Gypsy Dreams (Capitol H-181) 195.

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Jatcha Datsko And His Gypsy Ensemble – Gypsy Nights (Capitol H-319) 195.

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The wood grained edition

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Gabor Radics And His Family – Gypsy Music As Played By … Vol. 1 – 3 (Regent 10″ LP MG-5030-5031-5032) 195.

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Iona Radu – same (Electrecord …) 195.

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Various – Gypsy And Folk Music Of Hungary (…) 195.

 

 

 

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Gabor Radics And His Family – Play Gypsy (Regent MG-6006) 1956

 

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The Karolyi Szenassi Gypsy Ensemble – Plays Hungarian Gypsy Music (ARC ARC-11) 1962

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Henri Criolla – Le Long Des Rues … (Vega 35-S-747) 196.

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Budapest Zigeuner Orchestra – Paprika!; Authentic Hungarian Gypsy Folk Songs And Dances (Columbia Adventures ib Sound W-310) 195.

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Bela Babai And His Gypsy Orchestra – Gypsy Panorama (Period RL-1924) 1966

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Veres Lajos And His Orchestra – Gypsy Fire! (Epic LN-3616) 196.

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Imre Magyari And His World Famous Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra – same (S-610) 195.

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Imre Magyari Orchestra – Hungarian Gypsy Music (Remington 33-1837) 1957

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Lendvay Kalman And His Gypsy Band – Tears Of A Gypsy (Westminster WST-15004) 195.

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Benno Rabinof, with Sylvia Rabinof – Gypsy Violin Classics (Decca DL-710101) 195.

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Istvan Albert, The International Famous Gypsy Band (SG-1028) 195.

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Theodore Bikel – Songs Of A Russian Gypsy (Elektra EKL-150) 1958

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French edition on Mode Disques (MDINT-9138) 1958

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Rafael Farina – El Rey Gitano; Songs By The Gypsy King (Capitol T-10072) 1957

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Florika Sava And His Violin – The Mad Gypsy (Capitol T-10139) 1959

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Benedict Silberman’s Chorus & Orchestra – Hungarian Moods (Capitol T-10107) 196.

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The Kazbek Orchestra – Russian Balalaikas (Capitol T-10234) 196.

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Marek Weber And His Orchestra – Balalaika!; Thirty One Russian Gypsy Airs (Harmony HL-7095) 196.

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Bela Babai And His Hungarian Ensemble – Play For Me Gypsy (Concert Hall CM-2127) 1960

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Vural Dogu Cigan Orkestrasi – Gypsy (Neva CL-50.005) 196.

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The Fiery Mandolines Of Harry Geller – Play Gypsy Play! (Liberty Premier LSS-14023) 1962

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The Magyar Symphonic Strings, dir. by Molnar Ferenc – Gypsy (ARC ARC-41) 1963

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Various – Gypsy Music (MGM E-3082) 196.

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Laszlo Tabor And His Orchestra – Gipsy Romance (Decca BUL-349-Y) 1967

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Max Jaffa. His Orchestra And Trio – same (Allegro ALL-863) 196.

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Various – The Troubadours In The Land Of The Gypsies (Kapp KL-1070) 196.

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Yul Brynner – The Gypsy And I (Vanguard VSD-79256) 1967

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Adomono – Gypsy (Magnemedia MM-101) 1974

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Yoska Gabor And His Gypsy Orchestra – Gypsy (Time S/2055) 196.

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Rayfer Sisters – Gypsy Music (Wifon LP-152) 1989

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Gypsy Exploitation:

 

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Herb Geller & His All Stars – Play Selections Of Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim ‘s Music For Gypsy (Atca SD-33-109) 1959

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Herb Geller Orchestra – Gypsy Mandolins (Sunset SUM-1120) 196

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Richard Hayman & His Orchestra – Gypsy (Mercury PPS-2027) 1962

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The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra – Gypsy! (Capitol SP-8342) 1957

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Jan Hubati & His Gypsy Orchestra – Dance, Gypsy Dance (Bravo K-135) 196.

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Russ Case And His Orchestra – Gypsy Moods (Vik LX-1027) 195.

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101 Strings Orchestra – Gypsy Camp Fires (Somerset P-8100) 1958

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101 Strings Orchestra – The Soul Of The Gypsies (Alshire ST-5024) 1958

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Wayne King & His Orchestra – Gypsy Caravan (Decca DL-74128) 1961

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Antal Kocze And His Gypsy Band – The Gypsy And His Violin (Westminster WP-6103) 195.

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Andre Kostelanetz & His Orchestra – Gypsy Passion (Columbia CS-8228) 1960

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Kermit Leslie & His Orchestra – Gypsy Strings And Percussion (Time Series 2000 8/2031) 1961

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra – Gypsy (Stereo Gold Award MER-307) 1970

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Mantovani & His Orchestra – Gypsy Soul (London XPS-900) 1973

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Mischa & His Orchestra – Gypsy Love Songs (Tops L-1695) 196.

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Werner Muller & His Orchestra – Gypsy! (Decca PPS-4105) 1966

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Szucs And His Magyar Ciganyok – The Soul Of A Gypsy (Request SRLP10058) 1972

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Hugo Winterhalter – Goes Gypsy (RCA Victor LSP-2167) 1960

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Victor Young & His Singing Strings – Gypsy Magic (Decca DL-8062) 1953

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Eugene Tiel & Sein Orchester Tzigane Jeno – Spiel Zigeuner! (Ex-Libris C-258) 196.

 

Gypsy Girls:

 

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Joszy & His Orchestra – A Gypsy Night (Westmister WP-6016) 195.

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Various – The Mystery And Romance Of Gypsy Music From All Over The World (Somerset SF-15600) 1962

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Various – Gypsy Romance From All Over The World (Oscar OS-118) 196.

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Bela Babai And His Orchestra – Gypsy Love (Columbia CL-636) 1955

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Different LP edition on Coronet (KEP 015) 195.

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Bela Babai & His Orchestra – Gypsy Moods (Epic LN-3363) 195.

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Vera Brynner – Russian Gypsy Folk Songs (Kapp KL-1116) 1958

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Edi Csoka & His Gypsy Orchestrea – Gypsy Magic (Elektra EKL-202-X) 1958

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Lajos Horvath & Seine Zigeuner Kapelle – Paprika (Columbia / EMI SME-74240) 196.

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Michael Ionesco Et Son Orchestre Tzigane – Les Jeux Noirs (Bel Air …_ 196.

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Mathias Jonas Es Cigany Zenekara – Gypsy Folklore; Magyar Nepdalok (Fiesta FLP-1380) 196.

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Lendvay Kalman And His Gypsy Band – The Gay Gypsy (Westminster WST-15047) 196.

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The Kardos Trio – Gypsy Magic (Columbia Harmony HL-7207) 1959

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Dick Kesner, His Magic Stradivarius & Orchestra 0 The Sound Of Gypsy Music (Coral CRL-757376) 1961

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Antal Kosze And His Band – Play … Gypsy, Play, Vol. 1 (Westminster WP-6003) 1955

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Antal Kosze And His Band – Gypsy (Westminster WP-6010) 1956

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Murray Korda & His Gypsy Orchestra – Gypsy In My Soul (Score SLP-4004) 196.

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Farkas Lajos Cigany Zenekara – Dance Gypsy (Fiesta FLPS-1564) 196.

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Sandor Lakatos & His Hungarian Orchestra – Play Gypsies, Dance Gypsies (Metronome 7″ EP MEP-344) 195.

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Pali Lakatos Gypsy Orchestra – Czardas (London SW-99205) 1895.

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Mischa Michaeloff And His Symphonic Gypsies – Strictly From Hungary (RCA Victor LPM-1271) 1956

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Anton Mirko & His Orchestra – Gypsy Strings (Richmond / London B-20076) 196.

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Zoltan Nemeth & His Orchestra – Play, Gypsy! (Fortuna TLPS-953) 196

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David Romaine – It’s Just The Gypsy In My Soul (Mercury MG-20361) 1958

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Sandler, His Violin And His Orchestra – Gypsy Songs And Music (Mercury Wing MGW-12181) 196.

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Gypsy Sandor & His Orchestra – Play Gypsy Play (RCA Victor LPM-1739) 1958

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Sandor & His Orchestra – Gypsy (RCA Victor LPM-1440) 1958

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Boris Sarbek & His Orchestra – Dark Eyes (Columbia Adventures In Sound WL-118) 1958

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Boris Sarbek & His Orchestra – Gypsy Fire (Columbia Adventures In Sound WL-136) 1958

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Sounds Of A Thousand Strings – Gypsy Love Songs (Crown CLP-5177) 1960

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Toscano And His Orchestra – Play Gypsy Play (Felsted PDL-85042) 1956

 

Monitor Records:

 

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Alya – Songs Of A Russian Gypsy (Monitor MFS-404) 197.

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Esma Redzepova – Songs Of A Macedonian Gypsy (Monitor MFS-496) 197.

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Zhenya Schevchenko – Gypsy Nights (Monitor MFS-765) 1975

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Marusia – Russian Gypsy Songs (Monitor MP-565) 197.

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Marusia – Russian Gypsy Songs, Volume Two (Monitor MFS-566) 197.

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Hungarian Orchestra – Rajko (Monitor MFS-418) 196.

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Zina Pavlova – Sings, Gypsy! (Monitor MFS-475) 197.

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Esma Redzepova – Songs Of A Balkan Gypsy (Monitor MFS-480) 197.

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Nonstantin Kotlarov – Kostya; Russian Gypsy (Monitor MFS-474) 197.

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Polyanka Russian Gypsy Orchestra – Play Balalaika Play (Monitor MFS-371) 196.

 

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Esma Redzepova – Gypsy Esma (Monitor MFS-480) 197.