Dating conn saxophones
CD: MJCD 148, for example, opens with a tune announced as Fatha's Idea - this is actually a 1946 rendition of Scoops Carry's Merry from AFRS Jubilee No. I Know That You Know features a 28 bar solo that must be Wardell.
There are discrepancies between all the discographies I've consulted - hopefully more precise information will appear.Go Away Blues is a vocal feature for Betty Roch who is supported by obligatto played by Wardell and/or Kermit Scott.The personnel for the Hines band during Wardell's stay is also unclear.In general, I have listed what I understand to be the first issue of each title as well as a few of the more recent and/or more readily available sources.
The collector will find many of the titles listed long out of print.Eventually I got tired of waiting, and contacted Professor Stuart Varden, whose outstanding website devoted to Fats Navarro guided me through building my own Fat Girl collection.