As leader

Year Title Label Personnel
1958 Big 6 Riverside
1959 Out of the Blue Riverside
1959 Blue Soul Riverside
1960 Blue’s Moods Riverside
1961 Smooth as the Wind Riverside
1962 A Sure Thing Riverside
1962 The Cup Bearers Riverside
1963 Step Lightly Blue Note, Released 1980
1964 The Thing to Do Blue Note
1965 Down with It! Blue Note
1966 Bring It Home to Me Blue Note
1966 Boss Horn Blue Note
1967 Heads Up! Blue Note
1968 Collision in Black Blue Note
1969 Bantu Village Blue Note
1971 Blue Mitchell (AKA Soul Village) Mainstream
1971 Vital Blue Mainstream
1972 Blues’ Blues Mainstream
1973 The Last Tango = Blues Mainstream
1973 Graffiti Blues Mainstream
1974 Many Shades of Blue Mainstream
1975 Stratosonic Nuances RCA
1976 Funktion Junction RCA
1977 African Violet ABC Impulse!
1977 Mapenzi Concord Jazz
1977 Stablemates Candid
1977 Summer Soft Impulse!

As sideman

Year Leader Title Label
1952 Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet Blue Note
1958 Cannonball Adderley Portrait of Cannonball Riverside
1959 Philly Joe Jones Drums Around the World Riverside
1959 Lou Donaldson The Time is Right Blue Note
1959 Jackie McLean Jackie’s Bag Blue Note
1959 Horace Silver Finger Poppin’ Blue Note
1959 Horace Silver Blowin’ the Blues Away Blue Note
1959 Philly Joe Jones Showcase Riverside
1960 Jimmy Smith Open House Blue Note
1960 Jimmy Smith Plain Talk Blue Note
1960 Horace Silver Horace-Scope Blue Note
1960 Charlie Rouse Takin’ Care of Business Jazzland
1960 Sam Jones The Soul Society Riverside
1960 Bobby Timmons Soul Time Riverside
1960 Jackie McLean Capuchin Swing Blue Note
1960 Jackie McLean & Tina Brooks Street Singer Blue Note
1960 Tina Brooks Back to the Tracks Blue Note
1960 Sonny Red Breezing Jazzland
1961 Junior Cook Junior’s Cookin’ Jazzland
1961 Elmo Hope Homecoming! Riverside
1961 Sam Jones The Chant Riverside
1961 Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones Together! Atlantic
1961 Horace Silver Doin’ the Thing Blue Note
1961 Ray Charles My Kind of Jazz ABC-Paramount
1962 Horace Silver The Tokyo Blues Blue Note
1962 Tadd Dameron The Magic Touch Riverside
1962 Sonny Red Images Jazzland
1962 Sam Jones Down Home Riverside
1963 Stanley Turrentine A Chip Off the Old Block Blue Note
1963 Harold Vick Steppin’ Out! Blue Note
1963 Horace Silver Silver’s Serenade Blue Note
1963 Freddie Roach Good Move! Blue Note
1964 Horace Silver Song For My Father Blue Note
1964 Stanley Turrentine In Memory Of Blue Note
1965 Big John Patton Oh Baby! Blue Note
1965 George Benson Benson Burner Columbia
1966 Stanley Turrentine Rough ‘n’ Tumble Blue Note
1966 Stanley Turrentine The Spoiler Blue Note
1967 Lou Donaldson Mr. Shing-A-Ling Blue Note
1967 Stanley Turrentine A Bluish Bag Blue Note
1967 Hank Mobley Hi Voltage Blue Note
1967 Stanley Turrentine The Return of the Prodigal Son Blue Note
1968 Lou Donaldson Midnight Creeper Blue Note
1968 Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef Atlantic
1968 Lou Donaldson Say It Loud! Blue Note
1969 Jimmy McGriff Electric Funk Blue Note
1970 Lou Donaldson Everything I Play is Funky Blue Note
1970 Grant Green Green Is Beautiful Blue Note
1970 Lou Donaldson Pretty Things Blue Note
1971 Stanley Turrentine The Sugar Man CTI
1972 John Mayall Jazz Blues Fusion Polydor
1972 Papa John Creach Filthy! Grunt
1973 John Mayall Moving On Polydor
1973 John Mayall Ten Years Are Gone Polydor
1975 Bobby Hutcherson Montara Blue Note
1976 Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon True Blue Xanadu Records
1976 Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon Silver Blue Xanadu Records
1978 Philly Joe Jones Drum Song Galaxy Records