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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

The premier jazz vocal act of all time, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz. Applying the concepts of bop harmonies to swinging vocal music, the trio transformed dozens of instrumental jazz classics into their own songs, taking scat solos and trading off licks and riffs in precisely the same fashion of their favorite improvising musicians. Vocal arranger Dave Lambert wrote dense clusters of vocal lines for each voice that, while only distantly related, came together splendidly. Jon Hendricks wrote clever, witty lyrics to jazz standards like “Summertime,” “Moanin'” and “Twisted,” and Ross proved to be one of the strongest, most dexterous female voices in the history of jazz vocals. Together Lambert, Hendricks & Ross paved the way for vocal groups like Manhattan Transfer while earning respect from vocalists and jazz musicians alike....
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Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross Discography
A work in progress


Sing a Song of Basie
Originally released: 00.00.57
ABC-Paramount #223, (also Impulse!, Verve)
2001 Verve CD 07314 54382724

1. Everyday
2. It's Sand, Man!
3. Two For The Blues
4. One O'Clock Jump
5. Little Pony
6. Down For Double
7. Fiesta In Blue
8. Down For The Count
9. Blues Backstage
10. Avenue C
11. Four Brothers
12. Cloudburst
13. Standin' On the Corner (Whistlin' At the Pretty Girls)

The Swingers!
Originally released: 00.00.58 – or – 06.00.59
World Pacific #1264 (#1261?)
EMI #_________________
With Zoot Sims

1. Airegin
2. Babe's Blues
3. Dark Cloud
4. Jackie
5. Swingin' 'Til The Girls Come Home
6. Four
7. Little Niles
8. Where
9. Now's The Time
10. Love Makes The World Go Around
11. Clap Hands! Here Somes Charley

Sing Along with Basie
Originally released: 11.00.58
(05.26.1958 per
Roulette/Birdland #52018

1. Jumpin' at the Woodside
2. Goin' to Chicago Blues
3. Tickle Toe
4. Let Me See
5. Every Tub
6. Shorty George
7. Rusty Dusty Blues
8. The King
9. Swingin' the Blues
10. Lil' Darlin'
UA single #156
Originally released: 01.00.59
1. Doodlin'
2. TBD

The Hottest New Group in Jazz,
Originally released: 12.00.59
Columbia # Cl-1403
AKA Everybody’s Boppin’, 08.06.59 (per
Columbia #______________
AKA Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, 1960
Columbia #CS 8198

1. Charleston Alley
2. Moanin'
3. Twisted
4. Bijou
5. Cloudburst
6. Centerpiece
7. Gimme That Wine
8. Sermonette
9. Summertime (based on the recording of Miles Davis & Gil Evans)
10. Everybody's Boppin'

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing Ellington, Originally released: 11.1960, Columbia # CS-8310
Accompanied by pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist Ike Isaacs and drummer Jimmy Wormworth

1. Cottontail
2. All Too Soon
3. Happy Anatomy
4. Rocks In My Bed
5. Main Stem
6. I Don’t Know What Kind of Blues I’ve Got
7. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
8. Midnight Indigo
9. What Am I Here For?
10. In A Mellow Tone
11. Caravan

High Flying with the Ike Isaacs Trio, 9.1961
Columbia #CS-8475
AKA The Way-Out Voices of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Columbia/Odyssey #3216 0292

1. Come On Home
2. The New ABC
3. Farmer's Market
4. Cookin' At The Continental
5. With Malice Toward None
6. Hi-Fly
7. Home Cookin'
8. Halloween Spooks
9. Popity Pop
10. Blue
11. Mr. P.C.

Sony/Columbia double CD of 1996 contains:
The Hottest New Group in Jazz, 1960
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing Ellington, 1960
High Flying with the Ike Isaacs Trio, 1961

Previously unreleased tracks:
12. Walkin'
13. This Here (Dis Hyunh)
14. Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home
15. Twist City
16. Just A Little Bit Of Twist
17. A Night In Tunisia
18. A Night In Tunisia (Alternate Version)

Jingle Bell Jazz, 12.00.62
Columbia PC36803

1 Blue Christmas – Bob Dorough
2 Deck Us All With Boston Charlie - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
3 Deck the Halls
4 If I Were a Bell
5 Jingle Bells
6 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
7 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
8 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
9 Christmas Song
10 We Three Kings
11 White Christmas
12 Winter Wonderland

Jingle Bell Swing, 09.14.99
Sony #B00000K2B1

1. Jingle Bells - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
2. Deck The Halls - Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea
3. Winter Wonderland - Tony Bennett
4. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy) - Duke Ellington
5. Snowfall - The Glenn Miller Orchestra/Tex Beneke
6. Winter Weather - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
7. What Will Santa Claus Say When He Finds Everybody Swinging? - Louis Prima
8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Pony Poindexter
9. O Christmas Tree - Russell Malone
10. Deck Us All With Boston Charlie - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
11. Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) - Miles Davis
12. Shake Hands With Santa Claus - Louis Prima
13. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas - Art Carney
14. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Carmen McRae

Misc. covers:

Juke Box EP 45
1. It's Sand man,
2. One O'Clock Jump
3. Little Pony,Down For Double
4. Down For the Count
5. Avenue C

The Best of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 00.00.74
Columbia #32911
(repackaged HOTTEST and BOPPIN’)

1. Charleston Alley
2. Moanin'
3. Twisted
4. Bijou
5. Cloudburst
6. Centerpiece
7. Gimme That Wine
8. Sermonette
9. Summertime (based on the recording of Miles Davis & Gil Evans)
10. Everybody's Boppin'

Twisted: The Best of Lambert, Hendricks &
Ross, 03.24.92
Rhino /Wea, #B0000032EM

1. Twisted
2. Down for Double - Dave Lambert & His Singers
3. Moanin'
4. Cotton Tail
5. Sermonette
6. Goin' to Chicago Blues - Count Basie Orchestra
7. Cloudburst
8. In a Mellow Tone
9. Centerpiece
10. Main Stem
11. Little Niles
12. Hi-Fly
13. Little Pony - Dave Lambert & His Singers
14. Doodlin'
15. Farmer's Market
16. Caravan
17. Everyday
18. Things Ain't What They Used to Be

Label: Itm [Tko Magnum]
UPC: 070193124722

Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan:

Swingin' Til the Girls Come Home, Bluebird, 1962

Live at Basin Street East, RCA, 1963

At Newport '63 [live], RCA, 1963

Havin' a Ball at the Village Gate [live], BMG, 1963

Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan at the Village Gate [live], 1964

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