THE CLARKE-BOLAND BIG BAND
A DISCOGRAPHY by Douglas Payne

KENNY CLARKE/FRANCY BOLAND
Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland

Recorded: ? Issued: 1969?

a. Tarantas Drive (from unknown Clarke-Boland session) - 3:20
b. Sunday At Ten (from unknown Clarke-Boland session) - 2:55
c. Funiculi, Funicula (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 3:30         
d. Greensleeves (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 4:10
e. I Don't Want Nothin' (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 4:30
f. The Good Wind Is Here (aka Here The Good Wind Comes)
     (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 5:55
g. The Turk (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 2:40
h. Nights In Warsaw (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG) - 3:15

Issues: a-h on Supraphon (Cz)0150477, Supraphon (Cz)1150477


FRANCY BOLAND & KENNY CLARKE FAMOUS ORCHESTRA
Francy Boland & Kenny Clarke

Recorded: ? Issued: 1969?

a. Tarantas Drive (from unknown Clarke-Boland session)
b. Old Stuff (from unknown Clarke-Boland session)
c. Sunday At Ten (from unknown Clarke-Boland session)
d. Sabbath Message (from unknown Clarke-Boland session)
e. Funiculi, Funicula (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)        
f. Greensleeves (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)
g. I Don't Want Nothin' (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)
h. The Good Wind Is Here (aka Here The Good Wind Comes)
     (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)
i. The Turk (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)
j. Nights In Warsaw (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG)

Issues: SUA (Cz) ST55988.


BIG BAND SOUND
Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland

Recorded: 1967-1969. Issued: 1972.

a. Johnny One Note (from MORE SMILES)
b. My Favorite Things (from MORE SMILES)
c. Just In Time (from MORE SMILES)
d. November Girl (from MORE SMILES)
e. The Turk (from SAX NO END)
f. New Box (from SAX NO END)
g. Sax No End (from SAX NO END)
h. Milkshake (from SAX NO END)
i. Griff's Groove (from SAX NO END)
j. Lockjaw's Blues (from SAX NO END)

Note: Complete title is EBULIENT ROARING SCREAMING BIG BAND SOUND OF KENNY CLARKE - FRANCY BOLAND SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS.

Issues: a-j on MPS/BASF MC 25102.


THE BEST OF THE CLARKE-BOLAND BIG BAND
Clarke-Boland Big Band
Recorded: 1967-1969. Issued: 1974.

a. New Box (from SAX NO END)
b. Sax No End (from SAX NO END)
c. Milkshake (from SAX NO END)
d. Get Out Of Town (from ALL SMILES)
e. Gloria (from ALL SMILES)
f. Sweet And Lovely (from ALL SMILES)
g. My Favourite Things (from MORE SMILES)
h. Just In Time (from MORE SMILES)
i. November Girl (from MORE SMILES)

Issues: a-i on MPS/BASF (E) BAB 9003.
Compiler: Mike Hennessey


OPEN DOOR
Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Recorded: 1967. Issued: 1975.

From JAZZ CONVENTION VOL. 1:
a. New Box - 5:34
b. A Rosa Negra - 2:03
c. Duas Rosas - 2:11
d. Milkshake - 5:24
All Blues Suite:
     e. Open Door - 4:04
     f. Dia Bleu (aka Dia Blues) - 7:19 
     g. Total Blues - 3:08

Note: Muse MR 5056 indicates recording as "Prague, Czech. 1967".

Issues: a-g also on Muse MR 5056, Happy Bird (Ger) 90076, Tobacco Road (Ger) 2544.
Notes: Fred Norsworthy.


SMILES
Encore Vol. 7
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1968-1969. Issued: 1976.

From ALL SMILES:
a. Let's Face The Music And Dance
b. I'm All Smiles
c. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
d. I'm Glad There Is You
e. Get Out Of Town
f. By Strauss
g. When Your Lover Has Gone
h. Gloria
i. Sweet And Lovely
j. High School Cadets

From MORE SMILES:
k
. Johnny One Note
l. Lullaby Of The Leaves
m. Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön
n. My Favourite Things
o. Just In Time
p. All Through The Night
q. November Girl
r. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
s. Love For Sale

Issues: a-s on MPS/BASF 22 22726-3, MPS 88018-2.


LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT'S
Encore Vol. 9
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1969. Issued 1976.

From VOLCANO:
a. Box 703 (Washington D.C.)
b. Griff's Groove
c. Volcano
d. Love Which To No One Loved Permits Excuse For Loving
e. Now Hear My Meanin'
f. And Thence We Issued Out Again To See The Stars

From RUE CHAPTAL:
g. Rue Chaptal
h. I Don't Want Nothin'
i. Sax No End
j. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
k. Fellini 712 (Blues)
l. The Girl & The Turk
m. Kenny & Kenny

Issues: a-m on MPS/BASF 22 22728-4, MPS 88019-2.


TWO ORIGINALS
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1967-1969. Issued: 1994.

From FELLINI 712:
a. D-Minor Blues (from the 07:49-11:28 section of Villa Radieuse) - 3:47

From ALL BLUES:
b. Open Door - 5:17
c. Dia-Blue - 9:20
d. Total Blues - 2:57
e. The Wildman - 6:18
f. The JAMFs Are Coming - 5:54
g. At Ronnie's - 4:23
h. The Turk - 2:20

From SAX NO END:
i. Milkshake - 5:01
j. Peter's Waltz - 5:01
k. Griff 'n' Jaws - 3:33
l. New Box - 6:08
m. Sax No End - 5:05
n. Griff's Groove - 5:05
o. Lockjaw Blues - 3:02

Note: MPS (Ger) 523 525-2 [CD] indicates that a-h were recorded at EMI Studios, Cologne, Germany on June 28 and 29, 1968, which conflicts with all previous information and is most likely incorrect.

Issues: a-o on MPS (Ger) 523 525-2 [CD]
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Mike Hennessey


HISTORICALLY SPEAKING
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1963-1969. Issued: December 15, 1993.

'The Inferno Suite' (from JAZZ CONVENTION VOL. II):
a. Doleful City and Charon The Demon With Eyes of Glowing Coal - 4:06
b. Plutus and Papé Satan, Papé Satan Aleppe - 4:13
     solos: Peck, Drevo, Sulieman, Persson
c. Circling And Sinking and What A Regal Aspect He Yet Remains - 4:29
     solo: Peck
d. And Thence We Issued Out Again To See The Stars - 2:42
     solo: Clare

Selection From The New World Session 1963:
e.
Get Out Of Town (from HANDLE WITH CARE) - 5:47
f.
Night Lady (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN') - 8:11
g. Sabbath Message  (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN') - 5:24
h. I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking
      (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN') - 5:21
i.
Om Mani Padme Hum (from HANDLE WITH CARE) - 7:32

Sketches From The 'Faces' Suite:
j. Vortograph - 3:56
k. The Griffin - 1:41
l. Macrographs - 3:47

Selection From The 'Sax No End Session' 1967 (from SAX NO END):
m. Peter's Waltz- 5:00
n. Sax No End- 5:04
o. Griff's Groove - 3:32
p. Lockjaw Blues - 3:02

Selection From The 'All Smiles' And 'More Smiles' Sessions 1968-69:
q
. Lullaby Of The Leaves (from MORE SMILES) -4:13
r. Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön (from MORE SMILES) - 4:18
s. Johnny One Note (from MORE SMILES) - 2:37
t. Just In Time (from MORE SMILES) - 4:23
u. All Through The Night (from MORE SMILES) - 3:01
v. November Girl (from MORE SMILES) - 5:50
w. Let's Face The Music And Dance (from ALL SMILES) - 3:23
x. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (from ALL SMILES) - 3:04
y. Gloria (from ALL SMILES) - 4:23
z. When Your Lover Has Gone (from ALL SMILES) - 4:18

Selection From The Folk Songs Session (from OUT OF THE FOLK BAG):
aa
. A Nice Bunch - 3:00
ab. Greensleeves - 4:03
ac. Funiculi, Funicula - 3:28
ad. Nights In Warsaw - 3:09

Selection From 'Gyson's Session 1967':
ae. Volcano - 4:04
af. The Wildman - 4:56
ag. Sonor - 3:02
ah. You Dig It - 3:18
ai. New Eye - 2:58

Note: (1) Emanon (Ger) One [CD] also known by the catalog number Emanon (Ger) 17039/17040 [CD], which appear to be matrix numbers assigned to the discs. (2) Emanon (Ger) One [CD] indicates that a-d, j-k, aa-ad & ae-ai were not previously issued, however it is likely that both a-d ('The Inferno Suite') and aa-ad (Selection From The Folk Songs Session) were previously issued, as noted above.

Issues: a-w on Emanon (Ger) One [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Gigi Campi, Mike Hennessey and others


BLOWING THE COBWEBS OUT
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded 1969-1970. Issued: November 6, 1994.

From VOLCANO:
a. Box 703 - 10:55
b. Griff's Groove - 9:58
c. Volcano - 4:19
d. Love Which To No Loved One Permits Excuse For Loving
     (from The "Inferno Suite")
- 3:10
e. Now Hear My Meanin' - 5:04
f. And Thence We Issued Out Again To See The Stars
     (from the "Inferno Suite")
- 5:27
From RUE CHAPTAL:
g. Rue Chaptal - 3:35
h. I Don't Want Nothin' From Nobody And
     I Ain't Giving Nothin' Away
- 3:13
i. Sax No End - 10:54
j. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:05
k. D Minor Blues (from the Fellini 712 Suite) - 3:28
l. The Girl & The Turk (from the "Middle East-East Suite")
     (Francy Boland) - 6:48
m. Kenny & Kenny (from the "Faces Suite") - 4:46
From AT HER MAJESTY'S PLEASURE:
n. Pentonville - 8:22
o. Wormwood Scrubs - 7:30
p. Doing Time - 2:08
q. Broadmoor - 7:33
r. Holloway - 3:02
s. Reprieve - 3:18
t. Going Straight - 3:42
From OFF LIMITS:
u
. Winter Song – 6:02
v. Astrorama – 5:34
w. Osaka Calling – 4:11
x. Sakara – 9:31
y. Exorcisme – 6:24
z. Endosmose – 7:51

Note: (1) Times indicates for live titles (a-m) represent actual playing duration of the music and do not include announcements or applause. (2) Emanon (Ger) II [CD] also known by the catalog number Emanon (Ger) 281243 IM, which appears to be a matrix number assigned to the disc.

Issues: a-z on Emanon (Ger) II [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Gigi Campi, Mike Hennessey, Max Jones, Bob Houston.


THREE LATIN ADVENTURES
Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1968. Issued: 1995.

From LATIN KALEIDOSCOPE:
Latin Kaleidoscope
  1st Movement

     a. Un Grão De Areia - 4:57
     b. Duas Rosas - 2:20
  2nd Movement
     c. A Rosa Negra - 1:57
     d. Uma Fita De Três Cores - 4:47
  3rd Movement
     e. Olhos Negros - 4:00
     f. Ramo De Flores - 2:00
Cuban Fever
  1st Movement
     g. Fiebre Cubana - 2:45
     h. Mambo De Las Brujas - 4:09
     i. Extraño Sueño - 4:00
  2nd Movement
     j. Cara Bruja - 2:06
  3rd Movement
     k. Crepúsculo Y Aurora - 6:47

From FELLINI 712:
  1st Movement
     l. Villa Radieuse - 11:28
  2nd Movement
     m. 'Tween Dusk And Dawn In Via Urbana - 6:48
 
3rd Movement
     n. Rosati At Popolo Square - 15:10

Issues: a-n on MPS (Ger) 529 095-2 [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Mike Hennessey


CALYPSO BLUES
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Sextet

Recorded: 1964-1965. Issued: 1997.

a. Ebony Samba (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 3:55
b. Tin Tin Deo (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 2:53
c. Please Don't Leave (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 4:09
d. Lush Life (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 4:27
e. The Man From Potter's Crossing (aka Potter's Crossing)
     (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 3:17
f. Wives & Lovers (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 3:20
g. Ensadinado (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 2:32
h. Lorraine (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 3:52
i. Love Hungry (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 3:42
j. Balafon (aka Balafon for Marcel Marceau)
    (from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 3:05
k. Day By Day (from MUSIC FOR THE SMALL HOURS) - 2:41
l. Calypso Blues
    
(from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 4:06
m. Invitation
    
(from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 4:38
n. Insensatez
    
(from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 2:41
o. Serenata
     (from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 3:23
p. Con Alma
    
(from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 5:03
q. Just Give Me Time
     (from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 3:11
r. Born To Be Blue
    
(from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 3:49
s. Lilemor (from the SUMMER DAWN sessions) - 4:25
t. Sconsolato
     (from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 2:32

Issues: a-t on Rearward (It) RW101 CD [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Mike Hennessey


SAHIB SHIHAB AND ALL THOSE CATS
Sahib Shihab

Recorded: 1964-1970. Issued: 1998

a. Set Up (from SEEDS) - 2:57
b. Peter's Waltz (from SEEDS) - 4:52
c. Yah, Yah Blues
     (from
MARCEL MARCEAU PRÄSENTIERT SWING IM BAHNHOF) - 3:59
d. End Of A Love Affair (from SEEDS) - 3:59
e. Om Mani Padme Hum (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 5:42
f. Bohemia After Dark (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 3:38 
g
. Campi's Idea (from SUMMER DAWN) - 8:25
h. Jay-Jay (from SUMMER DAWN) - 2:52
i. Waltz For Seth (from SUMMER DAWN) - 6:17 
j. Herr Fixit (from SUMMER DAWN) - 5:29
k. Stoned Ghosts (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 5:00
l. Companionship (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 4:13
m. CT+CB (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 5:20
n. Djdar, Djar (aka Dijdar) (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 4:20
o. Talk Some Yak-Ee-Dak (from COMPANIONSHIP) - 3:48

Issues: a-o on Rearward (It) RW102 CD [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Mike Hennessey


GRIFF 'N' BAGS
Johnny Griffin

Recorded: 1967-1969. Issued: 1998.

From a Francy Boland Trio session:
a. Gamal Sady'n'Em - 4:59
b. Lonely Girl - 2:48
c. Gyson's Bag - 4:58

From a Clark-Boland Sextet session:
d. The Turk's Bolero  - 2:49
e. The Girl And The Turk - 4:03
f. Muvaffak's Pad - 6:19

From a Milt Jackson session:
g. Just Friends - 4:14
h. I'm A Fool To Want You - 4:23
i. The Jumpin' Blues (listed as Blues For K) - 4:59
j. Like Someone In Love  - 4:23
k. Just You, Just Me - 2:36

From LADY HEAVY BOTTOMS WALTZ:
l. Foot Patting - 6:14
m. Please Send Me Someone To Love - 5:27
n. Deep Eight - 5:22
o. The JAMF's Are Coming - 6:44
p. Lady Heavy Bottom's Waltz - 4:58

Note: a-k without Johnny Griffin.

Issues: a-p on Rearward (It) RW103 CD [CD].
Compiler: Gigi Campi
Notes: Mike Hennessey


OUR KINDA STRAUSS
The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1966-1972. Issued: 1998.

a. Frühlingsstimmen Opus 410 (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:00
b. By Strauss (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:49
c. Kaiserwalzer (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:21
d. Rosenkavalier (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:15
e. Wives And Lovers (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 2:28
f. Lotus (from an unissued Clarke-Boland Big Band session) - 6:53
g. My Favourite Things (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:19
h. Nights In Warsaw (from an unissued Clarke-Boland Big Band
     session) - 3:08
i. Lobsang (from an unissued Clarke-Boland Big Band session) - 9:09
j. Greensleeves (from an unissued Clarke-Boland Big Band
     session) - 4:02
k. Peter's Waltz (from an unissued Clarke-Boland Big Band
     session) - 5:40
l. Cara Fea (from a Clarke-Boland Big Band Session) - 3:57
m. Night Lady (from a Clarke-Boland Big Band Session) - 4:11
n. Just Give Me Time (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 3:17
o. Schön Ist Die Welt (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 2:41
p. Keep On Keeping On (from SWING, WALTZ, WALTZ) - 2:51

Issues: a-p on Rearward (It) RW106 CD [CD].
Notes: Mike Hennessey


BLUE FLAME / RED HOT / WHITE HEAT
Francy Boland & The Orchestra
Recorded: January 12-16, 1976. Issued: 2008.

From BLUE FLAME:
a. All The Things You Are - 7:17
b. Clair Obscure - 5:58 
c. Dancing In The Dark - 6:05   
d. Cross Fire - 6:00     
e. Autumn In New York - 5:50  
f. Yesterdays - 5:31  
From RED HOT:
g. Close Your Eyes - 5:38
h. Hopeless - 5:56   
i. The Son Of Sax No End - 6:25     
j. Off The Top Of My Head - 5:34      
k. Stella By Starlight - 6:00      
l. The Song Is You - 5:43      
From WHITE HEAT:
m. Daffodils - 5:22  
n. Everything I Have Is Yours - 9:13     
o. As Long As There's Music - 4:38  
p. Nargileh - 6:24   
q. East Of The Sun - 6:58  
r. A Gal In Calico - 5:29

Issues: a-r on MPS (Ger) 06025 17643888 [CD].


NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN' - THE COMPLETE 1963 RECORDINGS
The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band

Recorded: 1961-1966. Issued: 2009.

a. Long Note Blues (Here Is Cecco Beppe) (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
b. Get Out Of Town (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
c. Sonor (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
d. Speedy Reeds (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
e. Old Stuff (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
f. Om Mani Padme Hum (from HANDLE WITH CARE)
g. Johnny One Note (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
h. Night Lady (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
i. I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking
     (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
j. Sabbath Message (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
k. Now Hear My Meanin' (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
l. A Ball For Othello (from NOW HEAR OUR MEANIN')
m. My Favorite Things (from SWING, WALTZ, SWING)
n. Just Give Me Time (from SWING, WALTZ, SWING)
o. Keep On Keeping On (from SWING, WALTZ, SWING)
p. Wives And Lovers (from SWING, WALTZ, SWING)

Issues: a-p on Jazz Lips (Eu) JL 764 [CD]


VOLCANO/RUE CHAPTAL: THE COMPLETE LIVE RECORDINGS AT RONNIE SCOTT'S
The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band

Records: February 28, 1969. Issued: 2010

From VOLCANO:
a. Box 703, Washington D.C. - 10:59
b. Griff's Groove - 9:58
c. Volcano - 4:19
d. Love Which To No Loved One Permits Excuse For Loving
     (from The "Inferno Suite")
- 3:10
e. Now Hear My Meanin' - 5:04
f. And Thence We Issued Out Again To See The Stars - 4:27
From RUE CHAPTAL:
g. Rue Chaptal - 3:35
h. I Don't Want Nothin' (aka I Don't Want Nothin' From Nobody And
     I Ain't Giving Nothin' Away
) - 3:13
i. Sax No End - 10:54
j. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:05
k. The Minor Blues - 3:28
l. The Girl & The Turk (from the "Middle East-East Suite") - 6:48
m. Kenny & Kenny (from the "Faces Suite") - 4:46

Issues: a-m on Rearward (It) RW 138 [CD]

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