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  1. “Diggin' Diz”

    I have been trying to verify the first release of “Diggin' Diz" with Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Lucky Thompson (ts) George Handy (p) Arvin Garrison (g) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d) that has an uneven history in jazz discographies. Most claim that is was released on Dial 1004. All of the versions of Dial 1004 that I have listened to are “Diggin' For Diz” that was recorded on the second Dial date, February 7, 1946, with different personnel. The same discographies note that it was also released on Dial LP 207 and Spotlight SPJ-101. I wondered if any forum members own any of the above releases and could verify if “Diggin' Diz” is on a version of Dial 1004, Dial LP 207, or Spotlight SPJ-101? Geoff Wheeler conducted extensive research on Dial. He states on page 120 of his magnum opus on Dial that the date of the first recording session was February 4, 1946, as verified in the Ross Russell Collection.
  2. I have been researching recordings that included Arv Garrison. Billboard noted the release of Sarco 104, “Rip Van Winkle” and “Stick Around” (Vivian Garry Quartet-George Handy) in their Advance Record Releases column on page 124 of the June 29, 1946, edition. Was this release cancelled? I note that the LP release, Onyx 212, Central Avenue Breakdown, Vol. 1, did not include this release, only the first three releases by this group on Sarco. Also looking for an image of Tonsilectomy on Sarco 103.