I have had, for some time, a Verve recording entitled The Essential Charlie Parker. I can't recall when I got it and neither the record nor the jacket give any indication of its release date. It is one of those anthologies featuring Parker with various groups. The masters from recordings originally issued as mono were cherry picked and groups of tunes were re-issued "electronically re-recorded to simulate stereo". The sonics are as you might expect, but I've kept it because one or two tracks are great musically. The best of them is a tune called "Funky Blues" attributed to Johnny Hodges. On that cut, Parker plays with Hodges, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Ray Brown and J. C. Heard.
What I'm looking for is the original mono by that group from which this cut was taken. Anyone got any ideas?