Doc Evans CDs

Spirituals & Blues―Jazzology Records―JCD-86

Tracks 1-7: Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums and vocal. Originally released as Audiophile AP-63 (APS-5963) in 1959.
Tracks 8-16: Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. Originally released as Audiophile AP-45 in 1957.

1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional) 4:52
2. Just A Little While To Stay Here (Traditional) 7:19
3. Joe Turner Blues (W. C. Handy, 1915) 4:29
4. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Grainger & Robbins) 5:50
5. Terrible Blues (Clarence Williams, 1924) 4:00
6. Winin’ Boy Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1939) 5:38
7. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 5:10
8. Dippermouth Blues (Joe King Oliver) 5:36
9. High Society (Clarence Williams) 3:29
10. Smokey Mokes (Abe Holzmann, 1899) 3:16
11. Jackass Blues (Art Kassel & Mel Stitzel) 6:20
12. Canal Street Blues (Joe King Oliver) 3:09
13. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble (Spencer Williams) 4:24
14. The Chant (Mel Stitzel, 1926) 3:25
15. Richard M. Jones’ Blues (Richard M. Jones) 4:30
16. Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks, 1910) 3:46

Doc Evans Jazz Heritage―Jazzology Records―JCD-85

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet & tenor sax; Joyce McDonald, piano; Doc Cenardo, drums. Feb. 15, 1949
B: Mel Grant, piano. 1950
C: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carroll Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. 1949
D: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Micky Steinke, drums. 1950.

1. Georgia Cake Walk (Traditional) 3:04 (A)
2. Raggin’ The Chimes (Traditional) 2:59 (B)
3. When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) 3:07 (A)
4. High Society (Alphonse Picou) 2:53 (A)
5. Mixin’ It Up (Traditional) 2:54 (B)
6. Eccentric Rag (J. Russell Robinson) 3:11 (A)
7. Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) 2:45 (A)
8. Mel-low Blues (Traditional) 2:28 (B)
9. Ballin’ The Jack (Chris Smith) 2:54 (A)
10. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Spencer Williams) 3:07 (A)
11. Rock Island Rock (Traditional) 2:40 (B)
12. Strut Miss Lizzie (Creamer & Layton) 2:55 (A)
13. Buddy Bolden’s Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 3:03 (D)
14. Sidewalk Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 2:55 (D)
15. Beale Street Blues (WC Handy) 3:05 (D)
16. Royal Garden Blues (Clarence & Spencer Williams) 2:49 (D)
17. Tishomingo Blues (Spencer Williams) 2:53 (D)
18. Jimtown Blues (Charlie Davis) 3:09 (D)
19. Blues Doctor (Doc Evans & band) 3:06 (C)
20. Bye Bye Blues (Hamm, Bennett, Lown & Gray) 3:01 (D)
21. Memphis Blues (WC Handy) 2:49 (C)
22. Dallas Blues (Wand and Garrett) 2:55 (D)
23. Singin’ The Blues (Robinson & Conrad) 3:10 (D)
24. Weary Blues (Langston Hughes) 2:58 (D)

Doc Evans at the Gaslight―Jazzology Records―JCD-363

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Alan Frederickson, trombone; Mark Strachota, clarinet; Augie Kepp, piano; Bill Peer, banjo; Jim Morton, string bass, tuba; Tommie Andrews, drums. AP-95, 1967
B: Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenenfelder, cornet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Tubby Main, string bass, tuba; Eddie Lynch, banjo; Mel Grant, piano; Warren Thewis, drums. AP-50, 1957

Two great recordings are now together as one great CD! Originally released as Doc Evans at the Gaslight, Audiophile (AP-95) in 1967 and Classics of the ’20s, Audiophile (AP-50) in 1957.

1. Panama (William H. Tyers, 1911) 4:38 (A)
2. Skat de Dat (Lil Hardin) 2:35 (A)
3. Creole Belles (J. Bodewalt Lampe, 1900) 3:16 (A)
4. Bienville Blues (Traditional) 7:05 (A)
5. Big Noise From Winnetka (Haggart, Bauduc) 3:46 (A)
6. Two Deuces (Lil Hardin) 7:28 (A)
7. Sister Kate (Armand Piron) 2:57 (A)
8. Some Day, Sweetheart (Spikes, Spikes) 8:24 (A)
9. Perdido Street Blues (Louis Armstrong) 4:47 (B)
10. Frog-I-More (Jelly Roll Morton, 1908) 4:57 (B)
11. Sidewalk Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1926) 3:07 (B)
12. Snake Rag (King Oliver) 3:16 (B)
13. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton) 4:34 (B)
14. Sweet Lovin’ Man (Oliver/Armstrong, 1923) 3:29 (B)
15. Buffalo Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1928) 3:57 (B)
16. New Orleans Stomp (Oliver & Alphonse Picou) 3:34 (B)
17. Chicago Breakdown (Jelly Roll Morton) 3:25 (B)

Doc Evans LIVE―Doc Evans Music―DEM-04

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, bass and tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; and Warren Thewis, drums. This summer 2006 CD release from Doc Evans Music, is from the 1957 SOMA Records recording of a concert series at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The concert series traced the history and spread of Dixieland jazz from New Orleans out into the world.

Whistlin’ Rufus
Down By The Riverside
The Girls All Crazy ‘Bout The Way I Walk
Get Outa Here
Bluin’ The Blues
Farewell Blues
Clarinet Marmalade
Eccentric
Mabel’s Dream
Jazzin’ Baby Blues
Snake Rag
Ory’s Creole Trombone
Bugle Call Rag

Muskrat Ramble―Jazzology Records―JCD-236

Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenenfelder, second cornet; Dick Pendleton and Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock and Warren Thewis, drums. This was the best selling Doc Evans recording ever! Originally released as Muskrat Ramble Audiophile (AP-56) in 1959 and Traditional Jazz Audiophile (AP-44) in 1957. Seventeen tracks, 75 minutes of great jazz!

Tunes are New Orleans Joys, Black Snake Blues, Georgia Swing, Organ Grinder Blues, Fidgety Feet, Fantasy on Muskrat Ramble, King Bolden on Parade, Mr. Jelly Lord, Chattanooga Stomp, Lazy River, San, Gettysburg March, Basin Street Blues, Weary Blues, 1919 Rag, Workingman Blues and Alexander’s Ragtime Band.

Four or Five Times―Jazzology Records―JCD-312

Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums, vocal and gate crasher. Four or Five Times was originally released on Audiophile records in 1956 as Traditional Jazz (Dixieland of Course) Audiophile AP-33 & 34. CD Liner Notes from Butch Thompson.

Tunes are Tiger Rag, See See Rider, Sugar Blues (cornet solo), Black Bottom Stomp, Four or Five Times, Original Jelly Roll Blues, Frankie and Johnnie, Kansas City Stomp, Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Ballin’ The Jack, When The Saints Go Marching In, Lena, She’s The Queen of Palestina, Corrine, Corrina (cornet solo), If I Could Be With You, Temptation Rag, Dardanella, Mabel’s Dream and Song of The Islands

Stomps and Blues―Jazzology Records―JCD-195

Doc Evans, cornet; Albert Nicholas or Omer Simeon, clarinet; Knocky Parker, piano, Earl Murphy, string bass; Gene Juckem, drums. Stomps and Blues was originally released on Audiophile records in 1956 as Reminiscing in Dixieland, Stomps and Blues, Audiophile AP-68 & 69.

Tunes are Clarinet Marmalade, Save It, Pretty Mama, Mahogany Hall Stomp, Tishamingo Blues, St. James Infirmary Blues, St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out, San, Hesitation Blues, Ole Miss, One Sweet Letter From You, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Four or Five Times, Tell Me, I’m Drifting Back To Dreamland, Wang Wang Blues, Willow Weep For Me and Sweet Lorraine.

Down in Jungle Town―Jazzology Records―JCD-19

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. 1953

Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; George Tupper, tuba; Irv Wickner, banjo; Hod Russell, piano; Mickey Steinke, drums. 1955

Down in Jungle Town was originally released on Audiophile records in 1953 as Down in Jungle Town Audiophile AP-4 (XL-328) and in 1955 as Traditional Jazz XL-329.

Tunes are Under The Double Eagle, Diga Diga Doo, Riverside Blues, Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me, Down In Jungle Town, Maryland, My Maryland, Mama’s Gone Goodbye, Yellow Dog Blues, That’s A-Plenty, Dill Pickles Rag, London Blues, Black and Blue, Eccentric, Bugle Call Rag, Bye and Bye and Grandpa’s Spells.

Doc Evans Dixieland Concert―Doc Evans Music―DEM-1

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Biddy Bastien, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. Recorded live at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis during a sold out concert in 1953. The band is hot, the crowd wildly enthusiastic and the soloists are soaring. Doc introduces each tune! Originally released in 1953 as Doc Evans Dixieland Concert on Soma Records, MG-100.

The tunes are Under The Double Eagle, St. Louis Blues, The Atlanta Blues, Maryland, My Maryland, When We Dance At The Mardi Gras, Muskrat Ramble, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It, Jazz Me Blues and South Rampart Street Parade.

Dixieland Encores―Doc Evans Music―DEM-2

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1954

B: Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

What do you play for an encore? Doc and his band show why people never left early from a Doc Evans concert! The 1954 studio session follows up on the 1953 Walker release and the 1957 session was recorded live at a Walker Art Center performance. Originally released on Soma records in 1957 as Dixieland Encore Soma MG1208 and Dixieland Encore MG101 (EP).

Tunes are Original Dixieland One-Step (A), Black and White Rag (B), Come Back Sweet Papa (A), Mississippi Mud (A), Perdido Street Blues (B), Chicago Breakdown (B), Riverside Blues (A), King Porter Stomp (A), Mournin’ Blues (A), Roll On Mississippi (A), Shimmy Sha Wabble (B), Whop (A) and That’s Aplenty (B).

Greatest Hits―Doc Evans Music―DEM-3

Listen to why the Washington Post wrote, “No one today plays better jazz cornet than Doc Evans. He plays with ringing, rich open tone, a pungent searing muted horn, emotional warmth, soaring lyric imagination, unquenchable spirit and relaxed assurance.”

Tunes are Tishomingo Blues, Doctor Jazz, Wolverine Blues, Tiger Rag, How Long Blues, Just A Little While To Stay Here, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Muskrat Ramble, St. Louis Blues, That’s Aplenty, Jazz Me Blues, Charleston, When the Saints Go Marching In and Bugle Call Rag.

Jazz Ltd. Volume 1―Delmark―DE-226

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Munn Ware, trombone; Bill Reinhardt, clarinet; Don Ewell, piano; Sid Thall, bass; Wally Gordon, drums. 1949
B: Doc Evans, cornet; Miff Mole, trombone; Bill Reinhardt, clarinet; Ralph Blank, piano; Sy Nelson, bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. 1951

Wolverine Blues (A)
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (A)
Tin Roof Blues (B)
Charleston (B)
Bluin’ the Blues (B)
Jazz Me Blues (B)
High Society (B)

Bunk Johnson with the Yerba Buena Jazz Band 1944 and with Doc Evans & His Band 1947―Document Records―JPCD-1529-2

Bunk Johnson, trumpet; Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Harry Blons, clarinet; Don Ewell, piano; Biddy Bastien, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. Made in Austria.

Jada
Shiek of Araby
Sister Kate (Encore)
High Society
High Society (Encore)

Doc Evans LPs

Doc Evans’ Dixieland Five―Disc Records
also released in 1980 as Doc Evans and his Dixieland Band―Folkways FJ 2855

Doc Evans, cornet; Ed Hubble, trombone; Tony Parenti, clarinet; Joe Sullivan, piano; George Wettling, drums. New York, April 25-26, 1947

David Stone Martin cover illustration on the original release.

Original Dixieland One-Step (2:52)
Bugle Call Rag (2:36)
Barnyard Blues (2:59)
Tin Roof Blues (3:23)
Fidgety Feet (3:09)
That’s A Plenty (2:53)
Clarinet Marmalade (2:40)
That Da Da Strain (2:47)
Sensation Rag (2:49)
Panama Rag (2:34)
At The Jazz Band Ball (3:05)
Farewell Blues (2:39)

Doc Evans Dixieland Concert―Soma MG 100

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Biddy Bastien, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. Minneapolis, Aug. 20, 1953

Under The Double Eagle (3:54)
St. Louis Blues (4:59)
The Atlanta Blues (6:02)
Maryland, My Maryland (3:23)
When We Dance At The Mardi Gras (3:15)
Muskrat Ramble (4:13)
Struttin’ With Some Barbecue (4:39)
My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It (5:03)
Jazz Me Blues (4:59)
South Rampart Street Parade (3:43)

Doc Evans Dixieland Encore―Soma MG 101 (EP)

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. Minneapolis Feb. 1954

Riverside Blues (2:58)
Roll On Mississippi (2:31)
Original Dixieland One-Step (2:49)
Mournin’ Blues (2:35)
King Porter Stomp (2:52)
Come Back, Sweet Papa (3:18)
Whop (3:06)
Mississippi Mud (2:35)

Doc Evans Dixieland Encore―Soma MG 1208

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

B: Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1954

Black and White Rag (A) (2:41)
Original Dixieland One-Step (B) (2:49)
Perdido Street Blues (A) (3:48)
Mournin’ Blues (B) (2:35)
Chicago Breakdown (A) (3:29)
Roll On Mississippi (B) (2:31)
Riverside Blues (B) (2:58)
Shimmy Sha Wabble (A) (5:06)
King Porter Stomp (B) (2:52)
That’s Aplenty (A) (4:18)

Doc Evans Dixieland Concert (History of Jazz Series) Vol. 1―Soma MG1209

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

Whistlin’ Rufus (2:53)
Down By The Riverside (2:04)
The Girls All Crazy ’bout The Way I Walk (5:03)
Get Outa Here (3:43)
Bluin’ The Blues (3:01)
Farewell Blues (4:09)
Clarinet Marmalade (4:44)
Eccentric (3:13)

Doc Evans Dixieland Concert (History of Jazz Series) Vol. 2―Soma MG1210

Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenfelder, trumpet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

Mabel’s Dream (3:13)
Jazzin’ Baby Blues (4:27)
Snake Rag (3:26)
Ory’s Creole Trombone (3:25)
The Chant (3:53)
Sidewalk Blues (3:18)
Winin’ Boy Blues (4:51)
Black Bottom Stomp (3:38)

Doc Evans Dixieland Concert (History of Jazz Series) Vol. 3―Soma MG1211

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Chase, bass sax-clarinet; Frank Gillis, piano; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

Singin’ The Blues (3:22)
At The Jazz Band Ball (2:38)
Sugar (4:48)
I’ve Found A New Baby (3:50)
Climax Rag (2:27)
Coal Cart Blues (3:24)
Gin Mill Blues (4:01)
Bugle Call Rag (5:31)

Classic Jazz At Carleton―Soma MG 1201

Doc Evans, cornet; Knocky Parker, piano; Dr. John “Jax” Lucas. Northfield, MN April 10, 1954

Fifty years ago, the Soma Recording Company of Minneapolis released an album titled Classic Jazz at Carleton. The live recording was made at a concert held April 10, 1954, at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.to mark the 25th anniversary of Evans’s graduation. The featured trio included jazz cornetist Paul “Doc” Evans (a 1929 graduate) and drummer John “Jax” Lucas (1941). Pianist John W. “Knocky” Parker rounded out the group. Freewheeling and lively, the session evokes the New Orleans spirit of “Basin Street Blues.”

Flea Market Suitcase
A Monday Date
Dippermouth Blues
Basin Street Blues
Wolverine Blues
Coney Island Washboard
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Keep a-Knockin
Squeeze Me
Sweet Georgia Brown
Muskrat Ramble

The Dublin Dates―Paramount 106 (also Dublin D1-4)

S D Records was the brainchild of two Chicago record collectors, John Steiner and Hugh Davis. On December 9 and 10, 1947, John Steiner recorded Doc Evans’ Dixieland combo. By this time, he was no longer making new recordings for release on S D. But the matrix numbers are in his usual system of recording date plus suffix.

The session was mentioned in a Down Beat article on Doc Evans (December 31, 1947, p. 6) but there were many errors in that account, which claimed that Evans cut 16 sides, that Squirrel Ashcraft supervised the sessions, and that Hugh Davis engineered them.

In a letter to the editor (published in the issue of January 28, 1948, p. 10), Steiner noted that that 8 sides had been cut, not 16, and that Ashcraft helped to finance the dates and assisted, but did not supervise the sessions. He reminded Down Beat readers that Hugh Davis was no longer his partner; “for three years he has had no association with the company.” He also denied engineering the date himself, in terms that didn’t invite being taken seriously: “Steiner hasn’t entrusted controls to his alcohol-palsied fingers in years.”

The material was released on a boutique label operated by Dublin’s, a Chicago record store. Dublin’s D1 through D4, four 78 rpm releases pressed on vinyl and (apparently) released simultaneously at some point in 1948, were the label’s entire output.

Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Jack Goss, guitar, Earl Murphy, string bass; Eddie Tolck, drums. Chicago, December 9-10, 1947

Sposin’
Parker House Roll
Walkin My Baby
Hindustan
Doc’s ology
Lulu’s Back In Town
One Sweet Letter
Can’t Believe

Jazz Heritage–Vol. 1―Jazzology J-85 (re-issue of Art Floral recordings)

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet & tenor sax; Joyce McDonald, piano; Doc Cenardo, drums. Minneapolis, Feb. 15, 1949

B: Mel Grant Piano 1950

Georgia Cake Walk (A)
Basin Street Blues (A)
Raggin’ The Chimes (B)
Mel-low Blues (B)
When The Saints Go Marching In (A)
Ballin’ The Jack (A)
High Society (A)
Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (A)
Mixin’ It Up (B)
Rock Island Rock (B)
Eccentric Rag (A)
Strut Miss Lizzie (A)

Jazz Heritage–Vol. 2 Blues In Dixieland―Jazzology J-86 (Art Floral re-issue)

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carol Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. 1949

B: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Micky Steinke, drums. 1950

Buddy Bolden’s Blues (B)
Blues Doctor (A)
Sidewalk Blues (B)
Bye Bye Blues (B)
Beale Street Blues (B)
Memphis Blues (A)
Royal Garden Blues (B)
Dallas Blues (B)
Tishamingo Blues (B)
Singin’ The Blues (B)
Jimtown Blues (B)
Weary Blues (B)

Jazz Heritage–Vol. 3 Command Performance―Jazzology J-87 (Art Floral re-issue)

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carol Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. Northfield, MN Oct. 30, 1949

B: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Mickey Steinke, drums. Minneapolis, April 5, 1950

Missouri Waltz (B)
Doctor Jazz (A)
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter (B)
Play That Barbershop Chord (A)
Pack Up Your Troubles (B)
Ostrich Walk (A)
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South (B)
Panama (B)
Walkin’ The Dog (A)
Willie The Weeper (A)
Milenberg Joys (A)
Copenhagen (B)

Cornet Artistry―Audiophile AP-31

Doc Evans, cornet; Sid Nierman, piano; Art Kay, string bass & vibraharp; Bob Thompson, drums. 1956

Sugar
Limehouse Blues
Just A Gigolo
Don’t Worry About Me
Old Fashioned Love
Melancholy Baby
Stars Fell On Alabama
Memories Of You

Traditional Jazz (Dixieland of Course)―Audiophile AP-33

Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums, gate crasher. 1956

Tiger Rag
See See Rider
Sugar Blues (cornet solo)
Black Bottom Stomp
Four or Five Times
Original Jelly Roll Blues
Frankie and Johnnie
Kansas City Stomp
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
Ballin’ The Jack

Traditional Jazz―Audiophile AP-34

Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums, gate crasher. 1956

When The Saints Go Marching In
Lena, She’s The Queen of Palestina
Corrine, Corrina (cornet solo)
If I Could Be With You
Temptation Rag
Dardanella
Mabel’s Dream
Song of The Islands

Traditional Jazz―Audiophile AP-44

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

Chattanooga Stomp
San
Up a Lazy River
Basin Street Blues
Gettysburg March
Weary Blues
Workingman Blues
1919 Rag
Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Traditional Jazz―Audiophile AP-45

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957

Dippermouth Blues (3:55)
High Society (3:27)
Smokey Mokes (3:15)
Jackass Blues (6:17)
Canal Street Blues (3:22)
Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble (4:22)
The Chant (3:08)
Richard M. Jones’ Blues (4:26)
Some Of These Days (3:47)

Classics Of The ’20′s―Audiophile AP-50

Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenfelder, trumpet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Tubby Main, tuba, string bass; Eddie Lynch, banjo; Mel Grant, piano; Warren Thewis, drums.

Perdido Street Blues (4:47)
Frog-I-More (4:57)
Sidewalk Blues (3:07)
Snake Rag (3:16)
Wild Man Blues (4:34)
Sweet Lovin’ Man (3:29)
Buffalo Blues (3:57)
New Orleans Stomp (3:34)
Chicago Breakdown (3:25)

The Sweetest Since Gabriel―Audiophile AP-57 (Doc Evans + 4= Dixie M1047)

Doc Evans, cornet; Knocky Parker, piano; Don Anderson, guitar; Biddy Bastien, string bass; Red Maddock, drums. 1959

After You’ve Gone
You’re The Cream In My Coffee
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Tea For Two
Blue, Turning Grey Over You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Blue and Broken Hearted
Summertime
I Cover The Waterfront
Cherry

Reminiscing in Dixieland, Stomps and Blues Vol. 1―Audiophile AP-68―(APS-5968)

Doc Evans, cornet; Albert Nicholas or Omer Simeon, clarinet; Knocky Parker, piano, Earl Murphy, string bass; Gene Juckem, drums. 1959

Clarinet Marmalade
Save It, Pretty Mama
Mahogany Hall Stomp
Tishamingo Blues
St. James Infirmary Blues
St. Louis Blues
King Porter Stomp
Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out
San
Hesitation Blues

Reminiscing in Dixieland, Stomps and Blues Vol. 2―Audiophile―AP-69 (APS-5969)
Also released as A Cure for the Blues―Concert Disc

Doc Evans, cornet; Albert Nicholas or Omer Simeon, clarinet; Knocky Parker, piano, Earl Murphy, string bass; Gene Juckem, drums. 1959

Ole Miss
One Sweet Letter From You
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Four or Five Times
Tell Me
I’m Drifting Back To Dreamland
Wang Wang Blues
Willow Weep For Me
Sweet Lorraine

Spirituals and Blues―Audiophile AP-63 (APS-5963)

Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums and vocal. 1959

Just A Closer Walk With Thee (4:49)
Just A Little While To Stay Here (7:13)
Joe Turner Blues
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Terrible Blues
Winin’ Boy Blues
How Long Blues (5:08)

Doc Evans At The Gaslight―Audiophile AP-95

Doc Evans, cornet; Alan Frederickson, trombone; Mark Strachota, clarinet; Augie Kepp, piano; Bill Peer, banjo; Jim Morton, string bass, tuba; Tommie Andrews, drums. 1967

Panama (4:38)
Skat de Dat (2:35)
Creole Belles (3:16)
Bienville Blues (7:05)
Big Noise From Winnetka (3:46)
Two Deuces (7:28)
Sister Kate (2:57)
Some Day, Sweetheart (8:24)

Doc Evans Dixieland Five―Art Floral 101-104

Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet & tenor sax; Joyce McDonald, piano; Doc Cenardo, drums. Minneapolis, Feb. 15, 1949

High Society
Strut Miss Lizzie
Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Basin Street Blues
Georgia Cake Walk
Eccentric Rag
Ballin’ The Jack
When The Saints Go Marching In

Doc Evans Dixieland Band―Joco 111-114

Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Mickey Steinke, drums. Minneapolis, April 5, 1950

Tishamingo Blues
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Sidewalk Blues
Jimtown Blues
Panama
Dallas Blues
Bye Bye Blues
Pack Up Your Troubles
Royal Garden Blues
Missouri Waltz

Doc Evans Dixieland Band―Joco 115-118

Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Mickey Steinke, drums. Minneapolis, April 6, 1950

Copenhagen
Singin’ The Blues
Beale Street Blues
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
Weary Blues
Buddy Bolden’s Blues

Doc Evans Dixieland Band―Joco 105-108 (also Tempo TR474, 476, 478, 480)

Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carol Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. Northfield, MN, Oct. 30, 1949

Milenberg Joys
Ostrich Walk
Memphis Blues
Willie The Weeper
Walking The Dog
Dr. Jazz
Blues Doctor
Play That Barbershop Chord

Command Performance―Joco―3303

Missouri Waltz
Im Gonna Sit right Down And write Myself A Letter
When Its Sleepy time Down South
Panama
Bye Bye Blues
Pack Up Your troubles In Your old Kit Bag
Singin the Blues
Copenhagen

Doc Evans and His Six-Alarm-Six―Tempo MTT-2066 (Joco re-issue)

Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carol Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. Northfield, MN Oct. 30, 1949

Milenberg Joys
Dr. Jazz
Memphis Blues
Strut Miss Lizzie
Walking The Dog
Georgia Cakewalk
Blues Doctor
Play That Barbershop Chord
Ostrich Walk
Basin Street Blues
Willie The Weeper
Ballin’ The Jack

Doc Evans Dixieland Band―Atlantic

Doc Evans, cornet; Munn Ware, trombone; Bill Reinhardt, clarinet; Don Ewell, piano; Sid Thall, bass; Wally Gordon, drums. Chicago, Feb. 1949

Wolverine Blues (2:54)
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (2:33)

Jazz Ltd. was a boutique label that grew out of the club of the same name at 11 East Grand Street. Clarinetist Bill Reinhardt (1908 – 2001) and his wife Ruth (1904 – 1992) opened the club, which specialized in Dixieland, on June 11, 1947. The club featured visiting headliners and a house ensemble (trombone, clarinet, piano, and drums–but no bass) that always included Bill Reinhardt. The first headliner to work Jazz Ltd. was cornetist Paul “Doc” Evans (1907 – 1977), who opened the club with a 3-month engagement and returned in the fall of 1948 (as well as on several subsequent occasions).

The Reinhardts decided that records would help to promote the club, In February 1949, they recorded Doc Evans and their current headliner Muggsy Spanier (1906 – 1967) on two sides each with the augmented house ensemble. In March Jazz Ltd. released all 4 78s as an album, in a limited edition of 1000. The album quickly sold out locally. In 1951, the Reinhardts recorded a 10-inch LP of extended performances by their current house ensemble featuring Doc Evans and veteran trombonist Miff Mole. This was released on the Jazz Ltd. label, but was available only out of the club. In search of wider distribution, the Reinhardts leased all of their existing material in 1952 to the up-and-coming Atlantic label, which put out two 10-inch LPs, followed (in 1957) by a single combined 12-inch release.

Dixieland at Jazz Ltd.―Atlantic

Doc Evans, cornet; Miff Mole, trombone; Bill Reinhardt, clarinet; Ralph Blank, piano; Sy Nelson, bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. Chicago, 1951

Tin Roof Blues (8:10)
Charleston (7:33)
Bluin’ the Blues (4:38)
Jazz Me Blues (5:55)
High Society (4:21)

Source To Delta or Doc Meets Doc―New Orleans Originals

Doc Evans, cornet; Raymond Burke, clarinet; Emile Christian, trombone; Doc Souchon, guitar, banjo; Armand Hug, piano; Sherwood Mangiapane, string bass, whistling; Monk Hazel, drum. 1964

Heebie Jeebies
Silver Bell
Lakeshore Drive at Mileburg
Don’t Leave Me, Daddy
Mandy, Make up Your Mind
Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll
All of Me
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
With You Anywhere You Are
Original Dixieland One-Step

Jazz: Bayou To Bay―H and H Productions

Special thanks to Iain Forbes for letting me know there are two volumes of Bayou To Bay. There is a sticker over the track listing on Volume 1 (although Vol 1 is just called Jazz: Bayou To Bay). Otherwise, the cover is identical. “How does a Brit come to know this? I have both volumes!

I was at Dundee University in Scotland from 1966 – 1970. With a few fellow enthusiasts, we started a university jazz club in 1967. One feature of the club was a record lending library which we ran on Saturday mornings.

A fellow founder member of the club had visited Tampa with his family at the time of the concert in December 1965 (I seem to recall) and had bought both volumes as a souvenir. By 1967 his tastes had changed and he contributed the LPs to the library. For the next three years they were listened to by an assortment of students. In 1970 when we all came to leave university, we couldn’t find anyone to take over running the club, and so the relatively modest record collection was distributed among the active club members.

Most of the members had adopted more “modern” tastes in jazz and weren’t interested in these relative rarities. I was (and still am) interested in the modern stuff too, but kept rather wider tastes in jazz. So I ended up with the LPs.

Iain Forbes”

Doc Evans, cornet; Raymond Burke, clarinet; Munn Ware, trombone, Knocky Parker, piano; Doc Souchon, guitar, vocal; Julie Wilson, vocals; Sherwood Mangiapane, string bass, tuba; Paul Barbarin, drums. 1965

High Society
I Ain’t Got Nobody
Honky Tonk Blues
Bill Bailey
West End Blues

Maryland, My Maryland
Ace in the Hole
Heebie Jeebies
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Dill Pickles

Jazz: Bayou To Bay, Volume Two―H and H Productions

Doc Evans, cornet; Raymond Burke, clarinet; Munn Ware, trombone, Knocky Parker, piano; Doc Souchon, guitar, vocal; Julie Wilson, vocals; Sherwood Mangiapane, string bass, tuba; Paul Barbarin, drums. 1965

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Basin Street Blues
Yellow Dog Blues
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Am I Blue
Sweet Georgia Brown
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home?
There’ll Be No New Tunes On This Old Git-Fiddle
Bourbon Street Parade
If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
St. Louis Blues

Bix Lives-Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival―Bix Society LP

The Doc Evans Band 1972
Bourbon Street Parade

Testament in Jazz – Doc Evans and Friends – Manassas 1975―FCJ 185

Doc Evans is Back – Manassas Memories 1973―FCJ 163

Doc Evans – The Golden Horn Speaks Jazz (featuring Art Hodes on Piano.) 1973―FCJ178

LOUISIANA, SAVE IT PRETTY MAMA, WOLVERINE BLUES, TISHOMINGO BLUES, WHEN MY SUGAR WALKS DOWN THE STREET, HESITATIN’ BLUES

I’m not sure why this LP is listed as 1973 and says, “In memoriam”, when my father died in 1977.

Turk Murphy New Orleans Jazz Party―Columbia (1955)

Turk Murphy, trombone; Doc Evans, cornet; Bill Carter, clarinet; Dick Lammi, banjo; Pete Clute, piano; Thad Wilkerson, drums; Santo Pecora, guest trombone.

Storyville Blues
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Memphis Blues
Big Butter and Egg Man
Floatin’ Down to Cotton Town
Canal Street Blues
Papa Dip
Mecca Flat Blues
Pineapple Blues
High Society

This particular recording by trombonist Turk Murphy finds him leading a different group than usual. The ensemble includes the fine cornetist Doc Evans, a couple of youngsters in their early 20s at the time (clarinetist Bill Carter and pianist Pete Clute), banjoist Dick Lammi, an unidentified bassist, and drummer Thad Wilkerson. In addition, Santo Pecora sits in on second trombone during “Big Butter and Egg Man” and “Mecca Flat Blues.” Clute is showcased on Scott Joplin’s “Pineapple Rag”; other highlights include “Storyville Blues,” “Floatin’ Down to Cotton Town” and a spirited “High Society.” As with Turk Murphy’s other Columbia LP’s, this one remains out of print, but is well worth searching for by trad jazz fans.
Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

ALL STAR TRAD―ARC Records ARC-51―7 inch EP

UK release

GEORGIA SWING (DOC EVANS & HIS RED HOT DIXIE CATS)
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (KEN COLYER’S JAZZ BAND)
MUSKRAT RAMBLE (WILLIE “THE LION” SMITH & THE ALL STARS)
DON’T GO WAY NOBODY (ACKER BILK WITH JOHNNY BASTABLE’S CHOSEN SEVEN)