Sessions with Strand would eventually see release in 1999 as 'Night at Earl Carroll's'.
Kenton's name would come to be a household word while working largely as an orchestra leader whose highly prolific recording career saw above 530 sessions, nearly all of them his own.
(aka First Lady of Jazz) married saxophonist John Williams in 1927.
But she first made her debut recordings in January that year with the band in which John played, Jeanette James and the Synco Jazzers (Jeanette James was a vocalist.) Those tracks made for Paramount in Chicago were: 'Downhearted Mama', 'Midnight Stomp', 'The Bumps' and 'What's That Thing? Upon Jeanette vacating, John assumed leadership, Mary to attend sessions with that band from February to May.
Another huge presence was clarinetist, Benny Goodman, she arranging her first title for his orchestra in Hollywood per a session on July 7, 1937, with Jess Stacy at piano: 'Roll 'Em', which she also composed.
Williams would work for Goodman numerously in '41, '46, '48, '55 and, finally, a reunion on January 17, 1978, for 'Goodman's '40Th Anniversary Concert'.
The first on November 24 of '44 wrought titles like 'Don't Fence Me In' and 'Roll 'Em'.
Her last session with Bailey fell on February 9 of '45, also for 'Music 'Til Midnight', putting down such as 'Sleigh Ride in July' and 'Rockin' Chair'.
Kirk' would be a huge figure in Williams' career, she contributing to countless titles in his band throughout the thirties.
Her last recordings with Kirk are thought to have been on July 17, 1941, she again arranging titles like '47th Street Jive' and 'No Answer'.
Williams had long since made her first name recordings, those a couple piano solos in Chicago on April 24, 1930: 'Night Life' and 'Drag 'Em'.