KITCHEN MECHANIC'S REVUE



Composer: James P. Johnson
Lyricist: Andy Razaf

Opened: 1930, Small's Paradise nightclub
Performances: Unknown

Note: The show played a return engagement beginning on March 13, 1931 at the Majestic Theatre for 16 performances.


Elevator Papa - Switchboard Mama:

1. 78/Okeh 8833 (Butterbeans and Susie with Eddie Heywood, piano) [reissued on Elevator Papa, Switchboard Mama: The Best Of Jive Duets, CD/P-Vine Records 5781]


Go Harlem:

1. 78/Columbia 2448 D (Jimmy Johnson & His Orchestra) [reissued on The Chronological James P. Johnson 1928-1938, CD/Classics 671]
2. 78/Decca 995 (Chick Webb and His Orchestra) [also 78/Brunswick 02514; reissued on The Chronological Chick Webb And His Orchestra 1935-1938, CD/Classics 517]
3. Stomping At The Savoy: 1934/1939, CD/EPM 159722 (Chick Webb and His Orchestra)


A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid:

1. 78/Columbia 14668 D (Andy Razaf with Jimmy Johnson and His Orchestra) [reissued on American Songbook Series: Waller/Razaf, CD/Smithsonian AD 048-21]
2. 78/Decca 7757 (Romayne Jackson with Oran "Hot Lips" Page and His Band) [reissued on The Chronological Hot Lips Page And His Band 1938-1940, CD/Classics 1199]
3. 78/Columbia 37986 (Arthur Godfrey with orchestra directed by Archie Bleyer)
4. 78/Bluebird B 10016 (Fats Waller, piano and voice, with "Fats" Waller and His Rhythm) [also 78/Victor 24648; reissued on Fats Waller At The Piano, CD/Bluebird 09026-63926-2]
5. 78/Brunswick 02042 (Bob Howard, vocal, with Bob Howard and His Orchestra) [reissued on Benny Carter Vol. 4: 1934-1935, CD/Masters of Jazz 59]
6. 78/Brunswick 7744 (Mildred Bailey with Red Norvo and His Orchestra) [also 78/Vocalion S 32; reissued on Complete Columbia Recordings, Vol. 1, CD/Definitive Classics DRCD 11179]
7. 78/Brunswick A 500.513 (Jimmie Noone and His Club Ambassadors) [also 78/Vocalion 2888]
8. 78/Victor 22719 (Washboard Rhythm Kings) [reissued on Washboard Rhythm Kings, Vol. 1, CD/Collector's Classics COCD 17]
9. 78/Capitol 40008 (Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends) [reissued on The Chronological Julia Lee 1927-1946, CD/Classics 5119]
10. 78/Bluebird B 7060 (Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets)
11. 78/Brunswick 7377 (Pinky Tomlin with orchestra)
12. 45/Victor 47-6969 (Gene Autry with Orchestra)
13. Guess Who's In Town: Bobby Short Performs The Songs Of Andy Razaf, CD/Atlantic 7 81778-2 (Bobby Short, piano and voice, with orchestra conducted by Phil Moore)
14. Marty Grosz With Destiny's Tots Sings Of Love And Other Matters, CD/Jazzology 210 (Marty Grosz and Destiny's Tots)
15. This Old Gang Of Ours, CD/Upbeat Jazz Records URCD 138 (Humphrey Lyttlelton)
16. Hot Club Stomp: Small Band Swing, CD/Discovery 74009 (James Dapogny)
17. The Chronological James P. Johnson 1944, Vol. 2, CD/Classics 856 (James P. Johnson)
18. Long Way From Saint Louise, CD/Gaslight 5004 (Ralph Sutton)
19. The Jazz KENnection, CD/Arbors ARCD 19246 (Kenny Davern and Ken Peplowski)
20. Ralph Sutton & Kenny Davern, CD/Chiaroscuro CRD 208 (Ralph Sutton and Kenny Davern)
21. Rhythms And Blues From California 1945-1949, CD/EPM 159732 (Roy Milton & His Solid Senders)
22. The Chronological Willie "The Lion" Smith 1950-1953, CD/Classics 1392 (Willie "The Lion" Smith)
23. Stridin' High, CD/Jazz Connaisseur 97282 (Ralph Sutton and Lhotzky Bernd)
24. Magnolia, CD/Midnight Serenaders (Midnight Serenaders)
25. Summit Reunion, CD/Nagel Heyer Records 20200152 (Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern)
26. The Mouldy Five Featuring Sammy Rimington, CD/GHB Records 181 (The Mouldy Five)
27. The Chronological Sidney Bechet 1952, Vol. 2, CD/Classics 1431 (Sidney Bechet)
28. Swing Set, CD/Positone 8039 (Ehud Asherie)
29. The Trevor Richards New Orleans Band Featuring Ralph Sutton, CD/Neworleans (Trevor Richards New Orleans Band)
30. Nicholas Hall Concert, CD/GHB Records 378 (Don Ewell)
31. Smooth Sailing, CD/Fellside Recordings LACD 52 (Gene Hone's Dixie Boys)
32. King Joe, CD/Stomp Off SOSCD 141 (Red Hot Reedwarmers)
33. The James P. Johnson Songbook, CD/Arbors ARB 19427 (Marty Grosz & The Hot Winds)


Unrecorded Material:

Bantu Baby
Good For Nothin'
Kitchen Mechanic's Parade
Mammy Land
On The Level With You
Sambo's Syncopated Russian Dance
Shake Your Duster
Slippery Hips
Swanee Fashion Plate
Ya Gotta Be Versatile