Milt Hinton's Discography

It is estimated that between 1930 and 1995, Milt Hinton
performed on more than nine hundred jazz record sessions.
He made at least as many records (especially during
the '50s and '60s) that featured hundreds of non-jazz
performers, as well as countless jingles and film and
television soundtracks.


Specific and comprehensive information about Hinton's
recordings outside of jazz is nearly impossible to obtain.
A partial list of non-jazz performers with whom he recorded
includes: Paul Anka, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte, Tony
Bennett, Brook Benton, Archie Blyer, Teresa Brewer,
Diahann Carroll, the Clancy Brothers, Nat King Cole,
Perry Como, Sam Cooke, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone,
Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr., the Drifters, Percy Faith,
Eddie Fisher, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Jackie Gleason,
Arthur Godfrey, Eydie Gorm‚, Skitch Henderson, John Lee
Hooker, Lena Horne, Langston Hughes, Mahalia Jackson,
Jack Jones, Frankie Laine, Steve Lawrence, Guy Lombardo,
Johnny Mathis, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, the Mills Brothers,
Mantovani, Willie Nelson, Patti Page, Leontyne Price, Leon
Redbone, Della Reese, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra,
Kate Smith, Barbra Streisand, Sonny Terry and Brownie
McGhee, Bobby Vinton, Dionne Warwick, Roger Williams,
Jackie Wilson, and Hugo Winterhalter.

Some of Milt's Favorite Albums

"Using the Walter Bruyninckx discography Sixty Years of
Recorded Jazz as thebasic source, Milt Hinton selected
the following sessions as favorites on which heperformed.
They are listed alphabetically by leader.

Manny Albam
December 11, 1955
LP: RCA LPM1211 (The Jazz Workshop)
CD: Lone Hill Jazz 10250


Chu Berry
September 10, 1937
“Chuberry Jam”
“Maelstrom”
“My Secret Love Affair”
“Ebb Tide”
78s: Columbia, Variety
CD: Classics 784 (Chu Berry, 1937–1941)


Emmett Berry
August 31, 1944
“Sweet and Lovely”
“White Rose Kick”
“My Deep Blue Dream”
“Byas’d Opinion”
78s: National
CD: Savoy 268 (Don Byas: Savoy Jam Party)


Andy Bey
February 26, 1965
LP: Prestige 7411 (Andy Bey and the Bey Sisters)
CD: Prestige 24245


Eubie Blake
1958
LP: 20th Century Fox 3003 (The Wizard of
Ragtime Piano, Vol. 1)


Teresa Brewer
July 24–25, 1978
LP: Doctor Jazz 60008 (We Love You Fats)


Ralph Burns
September 29, 1955
LP: Decca DL8235 (Jazz Studio 5)
CD: Fresh Sound 2216


Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith
July 23, 1963
LP: Verve V6–8553 (Blue Blash)
CD: Verve 557–453


Joe Bushkin
March 20, 1964, New York City (Town
Hall)
LP: Reprise 6119 (In Concert)
CD: Collectables 6157


Billy Butterfield
October–November 1955
LP: RCA LPM1212 (New York Land Dixie)
CD: Fresh Sound 316 (Soft Strut)


Jackie Cain and Roy Kral
March 1957
LP: ABC-Paramount 163 (Bits and Pieces)
CD: Jasmine JASCD 470


Cab Calloway
July 17, 1939
“Crescendo in Drums”
78: Vocalion 5062
CD: Classics 595 (Cab Calloway, 1939–1940)


Cab Calloway
June 27, 1940, Chicago
“Ghost of a Chance”
78: Okeh 5887
CD: Classics 614 (Cab Calloway, 1940)


Benny Carter
November 30, 1976
LP: Pablo 3210–922 (Wonderland)
CD: OJC 967


Buck Clayton
August 1955
LP: Columbia CL778 (Cat Meets Chick)
CD: Collectables 7496 (The Jazz Odyssey of
Jimmy Rushing and Cat Meets Chick); Mosaic MD228
(Columbia Small Group Swing Sessions,
1953–1962);


Al Cohn

February 1955
LP: RCA LPM1116 (The Natural Seven)
CD: RCA (Spain) 60992; Fresh Sound DCD102
(Cohn on the Saxophone)


Chris Connor
April 1955
LP: Bethlehem BCP20 (This Is Chris)
CD: Rhino 76684


Ida Cox
April 1961
LP: Riverside RLP373 (Blues for Rampart Street)
CD: OJC 1758


Vic Dickenson
March 31, 1976
LP: Sonet SNTF720 (Trombone Cholly: Vic
Dickenson Plays Bessie Smith)
CD: Gazell GJ611
Pee Wee Erwin
1959
LP: United Artists UAL3010 (Pee Wee
Erwin and the Dixie Strutters)


Aretha Franklin
January 10, 1961
LP: Columbia CL1612 (Aretha)
CD: Columbia Legacy 65375 (The Great
Aretha Franklin: The First Twelve Sides—
Sweet Bitter Love; Aretha Sings the Blues)


Big Mama Thornton and Joe Turner
January 15, 1967, New York City (Carnegie
Hall)
LP: Columbia G30776 (From Spirituals to
Swing: 30th Anniversary Concert)
CD: Vanguard 47, 48


Erroll Garner
April, November 1966
LP: MGM E4463 (That’s My Kick)
CD: Telarchive 83332


Benny Goodman
March 25–26, 1955
LP: Phillips 6379001
LP: Phillips 6379002
LP: Phillips 6379003 (Live at Basin Street West)
CD: Many of these performances and
alternates on Musicmasters CIJ60156
(Benny Goodman: Yale University Music Library, Vol. 2)


Gigi Gryce
1958
LP: Metrojazz E1006 (Gigi Gryce Quartet)
CD: Fresh Sound FSR1637


Lionel Hampton
October 1964
LP: Impulse A(S)78 (You Better Know It)
CD: Impulse 140


Johnny Hartman
October 1963
LP: Impulse A(S)57 (I Just Dropped in to Say Hello)
CD: Impulse 176


Johnny Hodges
January 9, 1967
LP: RCA LSP 3867 (Triple Play)
CD: Bluebird 5903


Billie Holiday
October 21, 1936
“Easy to Love”
“With Thee I Swing”
“The Way You Look Tonight”
Recorded for Brunswick.
CDs: Columbia Legacy 85470 (Lady Day:
The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia,
1933–1944); Classics 521 (Teddy Wilson, 1936–1937)


Billie Holiday
November 28, 1938
“You’re So Desirable”
“You’re Gonna See a Lot of Me”
“Hello My Darling”
“Let’s Dream in the Moonlight”
Recorded for Brunswick.
CD: Columbia Legacy 85470 (Lady Day: The
Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933–1944);
Classics 556 (Teddy Wilson, 1938)


Billie Holiday
January 30, 1939
“What Shall I Say”
“It’s Easy to Blame the Weather”
“More Than You Know”
“Sugar”
Recorded for Brunswick.
CD: Columbia Legacy 85470 (Lady Day: The
Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933–1944);
Classics 571 (Teddy Wilson, 1939)


Billie Holiday

March 4, 1959
LP: MGM E3764 (Billie Holiday with Ray
Ellis and His Orchestra)
CD: Verve 835370 (Last Recording); Verve Box Set
(The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959)


Claude Hopkins
1958
LP: 20th Century Fox 3009 (Early Jazz Dances)


Dick Hyman
December 11, 1973
LP: Columbia M32587 (Some Rags, Some
Stomps, and a Little Blues)
CD: Columbia Masterworks MDK52552


Bobby Jaspar
November 20, 1956
LP: Columbia (France) FPX123
(Clarinescapade)
CD: Swing 8413 (Bobby Jaspar: Recorded
in New York, 1956)


J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
1955
LP: East Coast Jazz 7 (K & J.J.)
CD: Bethlehem BCP13


Osie Johnson
April 1956
RCA LPM1369 (A Bit of the Blues)
CD: RCA (Spain) 74321–60983


Elvin Jones
1977
Vanguard VSD79389 (Time Capsule)
CD: Universe


Hank Jones
October 19, 1963
LP: Argo Cadet 728 (Here’s Love)
CD: Gambit 69231 (Hank Jones Quintet:
Complete Recordings)


Hank Jones
April 1964
ABC Paramount 496 (This Is Ragtime Now)


Jonah Jones
October 3, 1944 (World Transcriptions)
LP: Circle CLP83 (Butterflies in the Rain)
CD: Circle 18


Morgana King
1964
LP: Mainstream M56015 (A Taste of Honey)
CD: Some tracks on Mainstream CD0707


Michel Legrand
June 30, 1958
LP: Columbia CL1250 (Legrand Jazz)
CD: Verve 830074


Bernie Leighton
May 19, 1974
LP: Monmouth-Evergreen MES7068
(Bernie Leighton Quartet Plays Duke Ellington)
Bernie Leighton and Moe Wechsler
ca. 1965
LP: Westminster WST17108 (Puccini,
Rossini, Verdi, Bellini, and Blitzstein)


Harry Lookofsky
June 2, 1959
LP: Atlantic SD1319 (Stringsville)
CD: Collectables 7792


Helen Merrill
1959
LP: Metrojazz E1010 (You’ve Got a Date
with the Blues)
CD: Verve 837936


Charles Mingus

February 4, 1972, New York City
(Philharmonic Hall)
LP: Columbia KG31614 (Charles Mingu and
Friends in Concert)
CD: Columbia Legacy C2K64975


Wes Montgomery
April 18, 1963
LP: Riverside RLP12–472 (Fusion! Wes
Montgomery with Strings)
CD: OJC 368


Joe Mooney
February 3–4, 1963
LP: Columbia CL2345 (The Happiness of Joe Mooney)
CD: Koch Jazz 7886


Phil Moore
1962
LP: Mercury MG20763 (New York Sweet)


Music Minus One
(Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, Osie
Johnson, and Nat Pierce)

1955
LP: Music Minus One J7 (Music Minus One - Bass)


New York Bass Violin Choir (Lisle
Atkinson, Ron Carter, Richard Davis,
Michael Fleming, Milt Hinton, Sam
Jones, Bill Lee)

1975
LP: Strata East 8003 (New York Bass Violin Choir)


Bill Potts
1963
LP: Colpix 451 (Bye Bye Birdie)
CD: Lone Hill Jazz 10170 (Porgy and Bess
and Bye Bye Birdie)


Sammy Price
March 20, 1955
LP: Jazztone J1207 (Barrelhouse and Blues)
CD: Black Lion


Ike Quebec
November 26, 1961
LP: Blue Note BLP4093 (Heavy Soul)
CD: Blue Note 64472


Ike Quebec
December 9, 1961
LP: Blue Note BLP4105 (It Might as Well Be Spring)
CD: Blue Note 62652


Jimmy Rushing
1963
LP: Columbia 81830 (Five Feet of Soul); Colpix 446
CD: Rhino CD6313


George Russell
September 12, 1958 and March 25, 1959
LP: Decca DL9216 (New York, N.Y.)
CD: Impulse 78


George Russell
May – August 1, 1960
LP: Decca DL 9219 (Jazz in the Space Age)
CD: GRP-1826


Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
March, April, May 1957
LP: RCA LPM1497 (Straight Down the Middle)
CD: Three tracks on Collectors’ Choice
Music 078 (Best of Sauter-Finegan)


Tony Scott
February 5, 1953
LP: Brunswick BL58050 (Music after Midnight)


Tony Scott
December 28, 1954
EP: RCA EPA596
CD: Fresh Sound 415 (Fingerpoppin’:
Complete Recordings, 1954–1955)


Tony Scott
July 1956
LP: RCA LPM1353 (The Touch of Tony Scott)


Tony Scott
November 1967
LP: Verve V(6)8788 (Tony Scott)
CD: Verve 145902


Sound of Jazz (Red Allen, Vic
Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Coleman
Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones, Pee
Wee Russell, Ben Webster, and Lester
Young and others)

December 5, 1957
LP: Columbia CL1098 (The Sound of Jazz)
CD: Columbia Legacy 66082


Soprano Summit (Bob Wilber and
Kenny Davern)

May 5, 1974
LP: World Jazz WJLPSL5 (Soprano Summit)
CD: World Jazz WJCD513


Rex Stewart

1955
LP: Grand Award 33–315 (Plays Duke Ellington)
CD: Jazz & Jazz 621 (Rex Meets Horn)


Sylvia Syms
August 11, 1965
LP: Prestige 7439 (Sylvia Is!)
CD: OJC 775


Buddy Tate

June 1, 1973
LP: Chiaroscuro CR123 (Buddy Tate and His Buddies)
CD: Chiaroscuro CRD123


Marlene VerPlanck
September 1978
LP: Audiophile AP138 (Marlene VerPlanck Loves
Johnny Mercer)
CD: Audiophile APCD138


Dinah Washington
February 19, 1959
LP: Mercury MG20479 (What a Diff’rence
a Day Makes)
CD: Verve 543300


Dinah Washington
November 1962
LP: Roulette R25189 (Back to the Blues)
CD: Roulette 54334


Ethel Waters
August 15, 1939
78s: Bluebird B10415, 11028, 11248
CD: Classics 755 (Ethel Waters,
1935–1940)


Bill Watrous

December 1972, January 1973
LP: Famous Door HL101 (Bone Straight Ahead)
CD: Progressive 71


Lee Wiley
September 1956
LP: RCA LPM1408 (West of the Moon)
CD: Bluebird 3138 (As Time Goes By)


Joe Williams

July 14 and 16, 1959
LP: Roulette R52030 (Sings about You)
CD: EMI 866900


Joe Williams
February 1963
LP: RCA LPM2879 (Me and the Blues)
LPM 2713 (Jump for Joy)
CD: Collectables 40 (The Legend at His
Best) (contains both LPs)