Willie McIntyre on CD

Willie McIntyre on CD

Willie McIntyre recorded only a handful of tracks in the 1940s and 1950s and not all of these are available on CD. The best source is The Lion Roars: Selected Recordings by Willie ‘The Lion’ McIntyre 1946-85, the companion CD to his biography. His other CD recordings are listed here but he doesn’t solo on some of the following tracks. There are some private tapes of his playing after the mid-1950s but these are not currently available.

Based on Jack Mitchell Australian Jazz on Record 2011; William H. Miller Recording Log; record details in the Australian Jazz Museum and National Film and Sound Archive, where many of these tracks are housed; and CD notes. Locations of recording sessions are Melbourne unless otherwise noted. Some recordings on cassette tape in private holdings have not been included.

Trumpet t, cornet c, clarinet cl, trombone tbn, piano p, bass b, guitar gtr, banjo bj, drums d, vocal v, washboard wb. Australian Jazz Convention AJC. Ampersand Recording Log Number M.

 

Ade Monsbourgh Trio. George Tack cl, Willie McIntyre p, unknown gtr. Probably May 1943–February 1944

The Father’s Stomp The Jelly Roll Label Sessions 1943–1945 VJAZZ 003
 

Ade Monsbourgh Trio. Ade Monsbourgh cl, Willie McIntyre p, unknown gtr. Probably May 1943-February 1944

Just a Pretty Thing The Jelly Roll Label Sessions 1943–1945 VJAZZ 003
 

Willie McIntyre p. July 1946

Carver Club Special (M31) The Lion Roars
Winin’ Boy Blues (M33) The Lion Roars
 

Will McIntyre’s Jazz Band. Tony Newstead t, Keith Atkins cl, Eric Washington tbn, Willie McIntyre p, Keith Cox gtr, Frank Mardell b, Don Reid suitcase. September 1946

Rag in Eb (M38) The Best of Ampersand VJAZZ 028
 

Tony Newstead’s Orchestra. Tony Newstead t, Doc Willis tbn, Geoff Kitchen cl, Willie McIntyre p, Keith Cox gtr, Lou Silbereisen b, Don Reid d. February 1947

Smokey Mokes (M43) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
Come Back Sweet Papa (M44) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
 

Laurie Howells’ Lunchtime Jazz. Frank Johnson t, George Tack cl, Ian Pearce tbn, Willie McIntyre p , Bill Tope gtr, Keith Cox b or bj, Laurie Howells d. 5 October 1947

Eternal Triangle Blues (M65) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
Blues (M67) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
 

George Tack’s Knocked Out Characters. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Willie McIntyre p, Keith Cox gtr, Colin Taylor d. 5 January 1948

I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling (M74) The Best of Tony Newstead VJAZZ 09/199S/S1 (incorrect date and personnel)
Careless Love (M75) The Best of Ampersand VJAZZ 028
 

Tony Newstead South Side Four. Tony Newstead t, other musicians unknown but possibly George Tack on clarinet and Willie McIntyre on piano. 12 June 1948

Jazz Me Blues (M79) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
Save It Pretty Mama (M80) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
 

Tony Newstead’s South Side Gang. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Ian Pearce tb, Willie McIntyre p, Ray Simpson bj, Don Reid d. 4 August 1948

See See Rider (M93) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Duma (M96) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
West End Blues (M98) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
 

Tony Newstead’s South Side Gang. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Ian Pearce tb, Willie McIntyre p, Ray Simpson bj/gtr, John Bursey gtr, Don Reid d. 11 September 1948

Doin’ the New Lowdown (M105) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
Raggedy but Right (M107) Almost Ampersand VJAZZ 023
 

Willie McIntyre harmonium/Keith Hounslow cornet. 1948

Harmonius Blues (extract) The Lion Roars/Keith Hounslow 50 Years of Playing Jazz in Australia
 

Willie McIntyre p. 14 December 1948

Doctor Said Not To (M147) The Best of Ampersand VJAZZ 028
 

Will McIntyre Quartet. Willie McIntyre p, Bruce Gray cl, Johnny Malpas gtr, Brian Wright, drums. Adelaide May–June 1949

Winin’ Boy Blues The Lion Roars/Memphis Records Classic Australian Jazz from the 1940s CD/SSA/ML0033/That Rhythm Man: Johnny Malpas SAJA 3
Blue Blood Blues Memphis Records Classic Australian Jazz from the 1940s CD/SSA/ML0033
Yes Sir Memphis Records Classic Australian Jazz from the 1940s CD/SSA/ML0033
 

Willie McIntyre p v. Possibly late 1949c sharp

Blues in C Sharp Minor The Lion Roars
Eve Dennis Boogie The Lion Roars
Sugar The Lion Roars
Jelly Jelly The Lion Roars
Your Feet’s Too Big The Lion Roars
I’ve Got What It Takes The Lion Roars
 

Willie McIntyre p. Fourth AJC December 1949

Gin Mill Blues The Lion Roars
Yancey’s Boogie The Lion Roars
Add: Keith Cox b, Don Reid d
Fast Blues Jazz Notes (1949) CD/NFSA/TA003
 

George Tack Quintet. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Willie McIntyre p, Keith Cox b, Don Reid d. Fourth AJC, December 1949

Blues in Thirds The Lion Roars
 

Tony Newstead’s South Side Gang. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Ken Ingram tbn, Willie McIntyre p, Ray Simpson gtr, Keith Cox b, Don Reid d. Fourth AJC December 1949

Singin’ the Blues Jazz Notes (1949) CD/NFSA/TA003
I Can’t Get Started The Lion Roars
Royal Garden Blues Jazz Notes (1949) CD/NFSA/TA003
 

Tony Newstead Band. Tony Newstead t, George Tack cl, Ian Pearce tbn, Willie McIntyre p, Ray Simpson bj, Don Reid d. Possibly 1949

Wild Man Blues The Best of Tony Newstead VJAZZ 09/199S/S1
 

Convention All Stars. Keith Hounslow t, Warwick Dyer tbn, Bruce Gray cl, Willie McIntyre p, John Malpas gtr, Brian Wright d. Sixth AJC, Adelaide December 1951

Shimme-Sha-Wabble A Tribute to Bruce Gray SAJA CD 14
Lonesome Road A Tribute to Bruce Gray SAJA CD 14
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue A Tribute to Bruce Gray SAJA CD 14
Mandy Make Up Your Mind Looking Back – The Australian Jazz Convention 1946–1969 AJM 035
Isle of Capri Looking Back – The Australian Jazz Convention 1946–1969 AJM 035
 

Portsea Trio. George Tack cl, Willie McIntyre p, Bill Miller wb. Seventeenth AJC, Sydney December 1962

Raggedy but Right The Lion Roars
Shim Sham Shimmy The Lion Roars
Add: Tony Newstead t, George Woods gtr, John Bartlett b
Doin’ the New Lowdown The Lion Roars
 

Portsea Trio. George Tack cl v, Willie McIntyre p, Bill Miller wb. 1983

Shim Sham Shimmy fragment Jazz Scrapbook DVD 1983
Hit That Jive Jack fragment Jazz Scrapbook DVD 1983
 

Willie McIntyre p. 1985

Jazz Scrapbook Blues Jazz Scrapbook DVD 1983
 

Willie McIntyre and Friends. Willie McIntyre p, James Clarke b, Viv Carter d. Mildura 13 October 1985. Courtesy James Clark and Ian Horbury

Mamie’s Blues The Lion Roars/Mildura Jazz Jamboree 1985 DVD
If You’re a Viper The Lion Roars/Mildura Jazz Jamboree 1985 DVD
Add: Graeme Eames t, Paul Furniss alto, Andrew Firth cl.
Oh, Lady Be Good The Lion Roars/Mildura Jazz Jamboree 1985 DVD
 

Willie McIntyre p, v. Barmah Hotel, February 1987

Mamie’s Blues Ade Monsbourgh Seventieth Birthday DVD 1987