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Charlie Parker session details

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February 1, 1947 (8 items; TT = 14:50)
Chuck Kopely's apartment, Hollywood CA
Private recording (Acetate) (C)

Charlie Parker (as); Howard McGhee (tpt); Melvin Broiles (tpt); Harold "Shorty" Rogers (tpt); Russ Freeman (p); Arnold Fishkind (b); Jimmy Pratt (d)

1 Blues #1 [Blues on the Sofa] (Unknown) 0:44
2 Blues #2 [Copely Plaza Plues] (Unknown) 1:05
3 Yardbird Suite (C. Parker) 2:10
4 Lullaby in Rhythm (Part 1) (B. Goodman-E. Sampson) 1:29
5 Lullaby in Rhythm (Part 2) (B. Goodman-E. Sampson) 1:31
6 Home Cookin' I [Lullaby at Kopely's] (Unknown) 2:19

"Honeysuckle Rose" bridge
7 Home Cookin' II [E-flat Rhythm] (Unknown) 2:05
8 Home Cookin' III [Kopely Rhythm] (Unknown) 3:27

Incomplete (2:25) on Spotlite and Stash


1 Blues #1
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Philology Volume 8 (W 80), Volume 56 (W 887), Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, ESP-Disk 4050

2 Blues #2
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Philology Volume 8 (W 80), Volume 56 (W 887), Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333

3 Yardbird Suite
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333

4 Lullaby in Rhythm (Part 1)
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Definitive DRCD 11106, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333

5 Lullaby in Rhythm (Part 2)
12" LP: Zim ZL 1001, Spotlite SPJ 107
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Definitive DRCD 11106, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), ESP-Disk 4050

6 Home Cookin' I
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Definitive DRCD 11106, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), Volume 67 (W 898), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333

7 Home Cookin' II
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Definitive DRCD 11106, Philology Volume 43 (W 874), Volume 56 (W 887), Volume 67 (W 898), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333

8 Home Cookin' III
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Stash STCD 25, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Spotlite SPJ CD4 101, Definitive DRCD 11106, Philology Volume 56 (W 887), Volume 67 (W 898), ESP-Disk 4050, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1333


Parker was released from Camarillo State Hospital on January 31, and these recordings were made at a party at Chuck Kopely's house on February 1. After the party, Ross Russell renewed Parker's Dial contract and took Kopely's acetate masters and eventually released them on Dial LP 905.

The sound quality of the first three items is poor. The first two are combined as a single item (1:49) on Philology. The beginning and the end of the third "Home Cookin'" are missing on Stash, Spotlite, and Definitive. On all of these items there are speed fluctuations that are very hard to correct.

"Home Cookin' I" is based on "'S Wonderful," "Home Cookin' II" is based on "Cherokee," and "Home Cookin' III" is based on "I Got Rhythm."

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