The Charleston Chasers recording sessions were often a pseudonym for Red Nichols Five Pennies, but the name was used by Columbia for various other outfits including the Original Memphis Five. The Charleston Chasers records had an all-star cast of musicians and even featured several fine vocal recordings. Eva Taylor does a great version of "Moanin' Low" and Jack Teagarden contributes a nice version of "Beale Street Blues".

Thanks to Bob Palmer for his help with this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
After You've Gone
(Henry Creamer / J. Turner Layton)
1-4-1927 New York, New York Columbia
861-D
Ain't Misbehavin'
(from "Connie's Hot Chocolates")

(Andy Razaf / Harry Brooks / Fats Waller)
6-28-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1891-D
Basin Street Blues
Under The Direction of Benny Goodman

(Spencer Williams)
2-9-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2415-D
Okeh
41577
Beale Street Blues
Under The Direction of Benny Goodman

(W.C. Handy)
2-9-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2415-D
Okeh
41577
Cinderella Brown
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
2-20-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2133-D
Davenport Blues
Under the Direction of Red Nichols

(Bix Beiderbecke)
2-25-1927 New York, New York Columbia
909-D
Delirium
(Arthur Schutt)
5-18-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1076-D
Farewell Blues
(Paul Mares / Leon Roppolo / Elmer Schoebel)
2-25-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1539-D
Feeling No Pain
Under the Direction of Red Nichols

(Fud Livingston)
9-8-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1229-D
Five Pennies
(Red Nichols)
9-6-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1229-D
Here Comes Emily Brown
(Con Conrad / Jack Meskill)
5-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2219-D
Imagination
(Fud Livingston)
9-8-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1260-D
I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now
(Benny Davis / Jessie Greer)
2-14-1927 New York, New York Columbia
Loud Speaking Papa
(Jack Yellen / Lew Pollack)
8-28-1925 New York, New York Columbia
446-D
Lovable And Sweet
(Claire / Levant)
7-24-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1925-D
Loving You The Way I Do
(Eubie Blake / Jack Scholl)
9-30-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2309-D
Moanin' Low
(from "The Little Show")

(Dietz / Rainger)
6-28-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1891-D
Mississippi Mud
(Harry Barris)
3-7-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1335-D
My Gal Sal
(Paul Dresser)
5-18-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1539-D
My Melancholy Baby
(Norton / Burnett)
3-7-1928 New York, New York Columbia
1335-D
One Sweet Letter From You
(Warren / Brown / Clare)
2-14-1927 New York, New York Columbia
Red Hair And Freckles
(Howard Deietz / Jessie Deppen)
7-24-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1925-D
Red Hot Henry Brown
(Fred Rose)
8-28-1925 New York, New York Columbia
446-D
Sing, You Sinners
(Theme Song, "Honey")

(Sam Coslow / Franke E. Harling)
2-20-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2133-D
Someday Sweetheart
(Benjamin Spikes / John Spikes / Jelly Roll Morton)
1-4-1927 New York, New York Columbia
861-D
Sugar Foot Strut
(Pierce / Meyers / Schwab)
9-6-1927 New York, New York Columbia
1260-D
Turn On The Heat
Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "Sunny Side Up"

(Buddy DeSylva / Lew Brown / Ray Henderson)
9-28-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1989-D
Wabash Blues
Under the Direction of Red Nichols

(Dave Ringle / Fred Meinken)
2-25-1927 New York, New York Columbia
909-D
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
(Roy Turk / Fred Ahlert)
2-9-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2404-D
Wasn't It Nice? 5-26-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2219-D
What I Wouldn't Do For That Man?
(Talkie Hit from Motion Picture "Applause" and "Glorifying The American Girl")

(Harburg / Gorney)
9-28-1929 New York, New York Columbia
1989-D
When Your Lover Has Gone
(Swan)
2-9-1931 New York, New York Columbia
2404-D
You're Lucky To Me
(Eubie Blake / Andy Razaf)
9-30-1930 New York, New York Columbia
2309-D
Artist Instrument
Vic Berton Drums
Larry Binyon Tenor Saxophone
Tony Colucci Banjo
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone
Roy Evans Vocals
Benny Goodman Clarinet
Harry Goodman Bass
Lennie Hayton Piano, Celeste
Jack Hansen Tuba
Dick Johnson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Music Director
Stan King Drums
Carl Kress Guitar
Gene Krupa Drums
Scrappy Lambert Vocals
Ward Lay Bass
Craig Leach Vocals
Fud Livingston Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Leo McConville Trumpet
Dick McDonough Banjo, Guitar, Piano
Glenn Miller Trombone, Arranger
Miff Mole Trombone
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Red Nichols Cornet, Trumpet, Music Director
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Babe Russin Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Schutt Piano, Harmonium
Frank Signorelli Piano
Paul Small Vocals
Kate Smith Vocals
Sid Stoneburn Alto Saxophone
Joe Tarto Tuba, Bass
Eva Taylor Vocals
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Jack Teagarden Trombone, Vocals
Dave Tough Drums
Ruby Weinstein Trumpet