Reginald Foresythe – Discography




Researched and Prepared by Terry Brown

For a biography on Reginald Foresythe, please see article here (part 1) and here (part 2)

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PAUL HOWARD’S Quality Serenaders: Paul Howard (ts), George Orendorff (t), Earl Thompson (t), Lawrence Brown (tb/a), Charlie Lawrence (cl/as/arr), Lloyd Reece (cl/as), Reginald Foresythe (p), Thomas Valentine (bj/g), James Jackson (bb), Lionel Hampton (d)

Culver City, California 3 February 1930
1) ⦿ 54477-3 Harlem Victor 23354
2) ⦿ 54478-3 Cuttin’ Up (Lionel Hampton v) Victor 23420
3) ⦿ 54586-1-2 California Swing (Lionel Hampton v) Victor 23354

Hollywood, California 25 June 1930
4) ⦿ 54847-3 Burma Girl Victor LPM 10117 (Long Playing Record)
5) ⦿ 54848-1-2 Getting’ Ready Blues (Hampton) Victor 23420

ZAIDEE JACKSON accompanied by REGINALD FORSESYTHE (p)

London July 1930
6) ⦿ E 3552-1-2 More than You Know (Youmans) Parlophone R 761
7) ⦿ E 3553-1-2 Sing You Sinners (Coslow/Harling) Parlophone R 773

London August 1930
8) ⦿ E 3621-1 Whispering Out of the South (Young) Parlophone R 773
9) ⦿ E 3622-1 Shadows Around Me Blues (Leigh/Antony) Parlophone R 773

REGINALD FORESYTHE (p)

London 4 May 1933
10) ⦿ GB 5846-1-2 Serenade for a Wealthy Widow (RF) Decca un-issued
11) ⦿ GB 5847-1 He’s a Son of the South (RF) Decca un-issued

The New Music of REGINALD FORESYTHE: Ted Marshall, George Newman (cl), Jimmy Watson, Ivor Lamb (as), Alf Morgan (ts), C. W. Harding (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, a), Joe Gibson (b), Don Whitelaw (d).

London 14 October 1933
12) ⦿ CA 14048-1 Serenade for a Wealthy Widow (RF) Col CB 675
13) ⦿ CA 14049-1 Angry Jungle (RF) Col CB 675
14) ⦿ CA 14050-1-2 Tea for Two (Youmans) rejected

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 2 January 1934
15) ⦿ CA 14234-1 Camembert (Young) Col DB 1264
16) ⦿ CA 14235-1 Chromolithograph (RF) Col DB 1264

SIX KEYBOARD KINGS – REGINALD FORESYTHE, ARTHUR YOUNG, GEORGE SCOTT-WOOD, GERRY MOORE, IVOR MORETON, DAVE KAYE

London January 1934
17) ⦿ Canadian Capers (Chandler/White/Cohen) Regal Zonophone MR 1226
18) ⦿ Kitten on the Keys (Confrey) Regal Zonophone MR 1266

The New Music of REGINALD FORESYTHE: Cyril Clarke, Bill Apps (cl), Jimmy Watson, Bill Barclay (as), Jack Ambrose (ts), Claude Hughes (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, a), Jack Collier (b), George Elrick (d).

London 9 February 1934
19) ⦿ CA 14331-1 The Duke Insists (RF) Col CB 744
20) ⦿ CA 14332-1 Berceuse for an Unwanted Child (RF) Col CB 726
21) ⦿ CA 14333-1 Garden of Weed (RF) Col CB 726
22) ⦿ CA 14334-1 Bit (RF) Col CB 744

SIX KEYBOARD KINGS – REGINALD FORESYTHE, ARTHUR YOUNG, GEORGE SCOTT-WOOD, GERRY MOORE, IVOR MORETON, DAVE KAYE

London April 1934
23) ⦿ St Louis Blues (Handy) Regal Zonophone MR 1277
24) ⦿ Tiger Rag (La Rocca) Regal Zonophone MR 1277

The New Music of REGINALD FORESYTHE: Cyril Clarke, Bill Apps (cl), Jimmy Watson, Bill Barclay (as), Jack Ambrose (ts), Claude Hughes (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, a), Jack Collier (b), Georg Elrick (d).

London 25 May 1934
25) ⦿ CA 14512-1 St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) Col DB 1407/FB 1141
26) ⦿ CA 14513-1-2 Because it’s Love (RF/Carr) Col DB 1407/FB 1141

London 6 September 1934
27) ⦿ CA 14655-1 Two Hymns to Darkness: 1. Deep Forest (RF) Col FB 1643
28) ⦿ CA 14656-1 Two Hymns to Darkness: 2. Lament for Congo (RF) Col FB 1643
29) ⦿ CA 14657-1 Volcanic (Eruption for Orchestra) (RF) Col CB 787
30) ⦿ CA 14658-1 Autocrat Before Breakfast (RF) Col CB 787

The New Music of REGINALD FORESYTHE: Benny Goodman, Johnny Mince (cl), Hymie Schertzer, Toots Mondello (as), Dick Clark (ts), Sol Schoenbach (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, a), John Kirby (b), Gene Krupa (d).

New York 23 January 1935
31) ⦿ COW 16597-1 The Melancholy Clown (RF) Col 3060-D (UK issue Col FB 1233)
32) ⦿ COW 16598-1 Lullaby Col 3012-D (RF) (UK issue Col FB 1031)
33) ⦿ COW 16599-1 The Greener the Grass (RF) Col 3060-D (UK issue Col FB 1233)
34) ⦿ COW 16600-1 Dodging a Divorcee (RF) Col 3012-D (UK issue Col FB 1031)

REGINALD FORESYTHE with HENRY HALL and the BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

London 19 March 1935
35) ⦿ CAX 7494-2 Southern Holiday. A Phantasy of Negro Moods. Pt 1 (RF) Co DX 683
36) ⦿ CAX 7495-1 Southern Holiday. A Phantasy of Negro Moods. Pt 2 (RF) Col DX 683

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps), Dick Ball (sb), Max Bacon (d)

London 26 June 1935
37) ⦿ GB 7258-1-2 Rhumba Medley 1. La Cucaracha (Trad/Washington) , Mama Inez (Grenet/Gilbert), Carioca (Youmans/Kahn/Eliscu) Decca F 5596
38) ⦿ GB 7259-1-2 Rhumba Medley 2. Tony’s Wife (Adamson/Lane), Sidewalks of Cuba (Oakland/Parrish/Mills), When Yuba Plays the Tuba (Hupfeld) Decca F5596

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 9 July 1935
39) ⦿ GA 7301-1-2 Anything Goes Selection 1. I Get a Kick Out of You, Blow Gabriel Blow, Anything Goes (Porter) Decca K 770
40) ⦿ GA 7302-1-2 Anything Goes Selection 2. You’re the Top, All Through the Night, You’re the Top (Porter) Decca K 770
41) ⦿ GA 7303-1-2 Rumba’s on Toast 1. La Cucaracha (Trad/Washington), Mama Inez (Grenet/Gilbert), Carioca (Youmans/Kahn/Eliscu), Siboney (Lecuona) Decca K 777
42) ⦿ GA 7304-1-2 Rumba’s on Toast 2. Tony’s Wife (Adamson/Lane), Sidewalks of Cuba (Oakland/Parrish/Mills), Green Eyes (Ultrera/Menendez/Green), When Yuba Plays the Tuba (Hupfeld) Decca K 777

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 30 July 1935
43) ⦿ TB 1835-1 Sweet Adeline Selection 1. Lonely Feet, Why Was I Born, Here I Am, (Hammerstein/ Kern) Decca F 5636
44) ⦿ TB 1836-1 Sweet Adeline Selection 2. Don’t Ever Leave Me, We Were So Young, (Hammerstein/Kern) Decca F 5636
45) ⦿ TB 1837-1 Roberta Selection 1. I Won’t Dance, Lovely To Look At, (Hammerstein/Harbach, Fields/McHugh/Kern) Decca F5637
46) ⦿ TB 1838-1 Roberta Selection 2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Touch Of Your Hand, I Won’t Dance, (Hammerstein/Harbach/Fields/McHugh/Kern) Decca F5637

REGINALD FORESYTHE and His Orchestra: Cyril Clarke, Dick Savage (cl), Jimmy Watson, Harry Carr (as), Eddie Farge (ts), J. L. Brenchley (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, a), Don Stuteley (b), Jack Simpson (dr)

London 19 July 1935
47) ⦿ TB 1885-1 Landscape (RF) Decca F 5660
48) ⦿ TB 1886-1 Homage to Armstrong (RF) (Chinatown, my Chinatown) (Schwartz) Decca F 5660

London 19 August 1935
49) ⦿ TB 1887-1 Tea for Two (Youmans) Decca F 5711
50) TB 1888-1 Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard/Bernie/Casey) Decca F 5711

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps), Dick Ball (sb), Max Bacon (d)

London 30 September 1935
51) ⦿ TB 1932-1 Every Night at Eight Selection 1. Every Night at Eight, Take It Easy, Speaking Confidentially (Fields/McHugh) Decca F 5715
52) ⦿ TB 1933-1 Every Night at Eight Selection 2. I’m In the Mood for Love, Every Night at Eight (Fields/McHugh) Decca F 5715
53) ⦿ TB 1934-1 Casino de Paree Selection, About a Quarter to Nine, She’s A Latin from Manhattan, Go into Your Dance, Mammy, I’ll Sing about You (Dubin/Warren) Decca F 5716
54) ⦿ TB 1935-1 The Big Broadcast Of 1936 Selection, Double Trouble, Why Dream? I Wished On The Moon, (Robin/Whiting/Rainger/Parker), Why Stars Come Out At Night (Noble). Decca F 5716

HILDERGARDE with REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps) & Orchestra

London 5 October 1935
55) ⦿ CA 15317-1 I’m in the Mood For Love (Fields/McHugh) Col FB 1170
56) ⦿ CA 15318-1 You Are My Lucky Star (Freed/Brown) Col FB 1170

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 16 October 1935
57) ⦿ TB 1989-1 Cheek To Cheek (Berlin) Decca F 5758
58) ⦿ TB 1990-1 The Piccolino (Berlin) Decca F 5758
59) ⦿ TB 1991-1 Broadway Melody of 1936 Selection, I’ve Got A Feeling You’re Fooling, You Are My Lucky Star (Freed/Brown) Decca F 5759
60) ⦿ TB 1992-1 Broadway Gondolier Selection, Outside Of You, Lulu’s Back In Town, The Rose In Her Hair, Broadway Gondolier (Dubin/Warren) Decca F 5759

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 30 October 1935
61) ⦿ TA 2020-1-2 With the Duke 1. Black and Tan Fantasy, Creole Love Call, Solitude, Sophisticated Lady, Mood Indigo (Ellington) Decca K 779
62) ⦿ TA 2021-1-2 With the Duke 2. Hyde Park, It Don’t Mean A Thing, Stompy Jones, Dallas Doings, Merry-Go-Round (Ellington) Decca K 779
63) ⦿ TA 2022-1-2 Hits of 1935 Medley 1. June in January (Robin/Rainger), Love in Bloom (Robin/Rainger), An Earful of Music (Donaldson/Kahn), She Wore a Little Jacket of Blue (Fisher/Bryan) Decca K 797
64) ⦿ TA 2023-1-2 Hits of 1935 Medley 2. You’re the Top (Porter), I’ll Never Say Never Again (Woods), Red Sails in the Sunset (Kennedy/Carr), I’m in the Mood for Love (Fields/McHugh), East of the Sun (Brooks), The Lady in Red (Wrubel/Dixon) Decca K 797

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 5 February 1936
65) ⦿ GB 7666-1 Tonight at Eight Thirty Selection, Play Orchestra Play, We Were Dancing, Then, You Were There (Coward) Decca F 5879
66) ⦿ GB 7667-1 Follow the Sun Selection, How High? Love is a Dancing Thing, Got a Bran’ New Suit (Schwartz) Decca F 5879
67) ⦿ GB 7668-1 Modern Melodies 1. One Night in Monte Carlo (Silver/Sherman/ Lewis), On Treasure Island (Leslie/Burke), The Music Goes Around and Around (Farley/Riley/Hodgson) Decca F 5878
68) ⦿ GB 7669-1 Modern Melodies 2. The Sunset Trail (Kennedy/Carr), When Budapest Was Young (Grosz), Bird on the Wing (Kennedy/Grosz) Decca F 5878

REGINALD FORESYTHE and His Orchestra: Bill Shakespeare (tp), Harry Carr (fl), Frank Weir (cl), Bert Crane (ts), Dick Ballinger (bar), Anthony Baines (bsn), Reginald Foresythe (p, arr), Jack Collier (b), Dudley Barber (d), Barry Gray (v).

London 6 November 1936
69) ⦿ TB 2617-1 Swing for Roundabout (RF) Decca F 6203
70) ⦿ TB 2618-1 Anything You Like (Foresythe/Biatt) (Barry Gray v) Decca F 6291
71) ⦿ TB 2619-1 Revolt of the Yes Men (RF) Decca F 6203

London 27 November 1936
72) ⦿ TB 2661-1 Mead and Wood (RF) Decca F 6291
73) ⦿ TB 2662-1 Meditation in Porcelain (RF) Decca F 6481
74) ⦿ TB 2663-1 Cross for Criss (RF) Decca F 6481
75) ⦿ TB 2664-1 Aubade (RF) Decca F 6363
76) ⦿ TB 2665-1 Burlesque (Anderberg) Decca F 6363

REGINALD FORESYTHE & ARTHUR YOUNG (ps)

London 2 May 1938
77) ⦿ OEA 6455-1 Tunes of Today Pt 1. Thanks for the Memory (Robin/Rainger), Two Dreams Got Together (Friend/Franklin/Mason), Don’t Ever Change (Hirsch/ Handman) HMV BD 554
78) ⦿ OEA 6456-1 Tunes of Today Pt 2. I Double Dare You (Shand/Eaton), Sweet as a Song (Gordon/Revel), Mama I Want to Make Rhythm (Byron/Jerome/Kent) HMV BD 554

London 1 June 1938
79) ⦿ OEA 6495-1 Tunes of Today No 2. Pt 1. You’re a Sweetheart (Adamson/ McHugh), Love Walked In (G & I Gershwin), So Little Time (Hill/de Rose) HMV BD 567 80) ⦿ OEA 6496-1 Tunes of Today No 2. Pt 2. The Lambeth Walk (Gay), Goodnight Angel, Cry Baby Cry HMV BD 567

London 28 June 1938
81) ⦿ OEA 6503-1 Mood Indigo (Ellington) HMV BD 577
82) ⦿ OEA 6504-1 Solitude (Ellington) HMV BD 577
83) ⦿ OEA 6505-2 St Louis Blues (Handy) HMV BD 576
84) ⦿ OEA 6506-1 Tiger Rag (La Rocca) HMV BD 576

London 4 November 1938
85) ⦿ OEA 7061-1 Barcarolle (Offenbach) HMV BD 629
86) ⦿ OEA 7062-1 Carefree Selection, Change Partners, I Used to be Colour Blind, The Yam (Berlin) HMV BD 614
87) ⦿ OEA 7063-3 Gay Imposters Selection, Day Dreaming, A Stranger in Paree, I Want to go Back to Bali (Mercer/Warren) HMV BD 614
88) ⦿ OEA 7064-1 Chanson Hindou (Rimsky-Korsakoff) HMV BD 629

THE SQUADRONAIRES – REGINALD FORESYTHE (p)

London c. May 1944
88) ⦿ Unknown Title Ensa MK 4735
89) ⦿ Unknown Title Ensa MK 4737

REGINALD FORESYTHE (p) with Pino Guerra (g), Battista Pezzaglia (b), Gilberto Cuppini (d).

Milan 21 June 1948
90) ⦿ Gershwin Fantasia, It’s Wonderful, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Lady be Good, That Certain Feeling (Gershwin) HMV HN 2327
91) ⦿ Porter Fantasia, What is This Thing Called Love, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, Easy to love (Porter) HMV HN 2327
92) ⦿ Berlin Fantasia, Easter Parade, Cheek to Cheek, Change Partners (Berlin) HMV HN 2354
93) ⦿ Kern Fantasia, Long Ago and Far Away, All the Things You Are, Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man (Kern) HMV HN 2354

Recordings of Foresythe compositions by others:

Deep Forest – lyric Andy Razaf 1932
– Earl Hines & his Orchestra – 28 June 1932 – Brunswick 01464/A500189/ Columbia 35878
– Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra – 14 December 1934 – Victor 24852/ HMV B8318

He’s a Son of the South – lyric Andy Razaf 1933
– Claude Hopkins & his Orchestra – Orlando Roberson (v) – 13 January 1933 – Columbia 2747D (13/1/33)
– Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra – Louis Armstrong (v) – 26 January 1933 – Victor 24257/Bluebird B5086/Electadisk 2002/Sunrise S3161/ HMV B4976/B8645/ JK2542
– Andy Pendleton – vocal – 10 February 1933 – Victor 23389

Please Don’t Talk About my Man – lyric Andy Razaf 1933
– Amanda Randolph – vocal -8 October 1936 – Bluebird B 6615

Serenade for a Wealthy Widow – lyric Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields 1933
– Lew Stone & his Band – 15 February 1934 – Decca F3906
– Fats Waller & his Rhythm – Fats Waller (v) – 28 September 1934 – Victor 24742/ Bluebird B10262/ HMV GW1318/HE2619/JF8/K7863
– Hal Kemp & his Orchestra – September 1934 – Brunswick 7319/7945
– Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra – 14 December 1934 – Victor 24852
– Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Boys – 1 July 1936 – Vocalion 3316/S37
– Michel Warlop et son Orchestre – 21 December 1937 – Swing28
– Hugo Winterhalter & his Orchestra – 1955 – Victor 20-6299

Mississippi Basin – lyric Andy Razaf 1933
– Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra – Louis Armstrong (v) – 24 April 1933 – Victor 24321/DC17/Bluebird B6501/ HMV B6387/Montgomery Ward M5041
– Bert Lown & his Orchestra – Elmer Feldkamp (v) – 18 May 1933 – Bluebird B5068/Sunrise S3150/Electradisk 1991
– Adrian Rollini & his Orchestra – Irene Beasley (v) – 12 June 1933 – Parlophone R 2515
– Clarence Williams Jug Band – Eva Taylor (v) – 16 June 1933 – Vocalion 03350 (16/6/33)
– Casa Loma Orchestra – Clarence Hutchinrider (v) – 23 June 1933 – Brunswick 6618/A9467
– Chick Bullock & his Levee Loungers – 12 July 1933 – Banner 32811/Conqueror 8190/Perfect 12927
– Washboard Rhythm Boys – Ghost Howell (v) – 19 August 1933 – Melotone M12781/Banner 32854/Perfect 15815/Oriole 2755/Romeo 2128

Because it’s Love – lyric Michael Carr 1934
– Ambrose & his Orchestra – Sam Browne (v) – 8 March 1934 – Brunswick 01729
– Teddy Joyce & his Dance Music – Kitty Masters/Leslie Douglas (v) – 10 March 1934 – Sterno 1385
– Billy Merrin & his Commanders – Sam Browne (v) – 16 March 1934 – Regal Zonophone MR1297
– Lew Stone & his Band – Al Bowlly (v) – 23 March 1934 – Decca F3942
– Henry Hall & the BBC Dance Orchestra – Les Allen (v) – 28 March 1934 – Columbia CB751
– Jack Jackson & his Orchestra – Fred Latham (v) – 9 April 1934 – HMV B6479/ Victor24636
– Joe Reichman & his Orchestra – Joseph Sudy (v) – 1 June 1934 – Banner 33079/ Melotone M13043/Perfect 15946/Oriole 2913/Romeo 2287

The Duke Insists 1934
– Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra – 9 July 1935 – Victor 25113

Garden of Weed 1934
– Lew Stone & his Band – 24 April 1934 – Decca F5271
– Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra – 10 July 1935 – Victor 25113

Lament for Congo 1934
– Ambrose & his Orchestra – 20 March 1935 – Decca F5561

Dodging a Divorcee 1935
– Ambrose & his Orchestra – 20 March 1935 – Decca F5561
– Hal Kemp & his Orchestra – 19 April 1935 – Brunswick 7458/7945/RL272
– Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra – 9 July 1935 – Victor 25086/ HMV B8641
– Charles Newman – Harmonica – 12 June 1939 – Decca 2895

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