|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||South / She's No Trouble||2||Audio||1935||RCA Victor|
|2||The New Tulsa Blues / The Petter's Stomp||2||Audio||1928-11-00||Victor|
|3||Count Basie In Kansas City: Bennie Moten's Great Band Of 1930-1932||16||Audio||1965||RCA Victor|
|4||Kansas City Squabble / New Goofy Dust||2||Audio||1929||Victor|
|5||It's Hard To Laugh Or Smile / Hot Town||2||Audio||1936||Bluebird (3)|
|6||Won't You Be My Baby? / Now That I Need You||2||Audio||Bluebird (3)|
|7||South / Frankie And Johnnie||2||Audio||1949||RCA Victor|
|8||Moten Stomp / Blue Guitar Stomp||2||Audio||Bluebird (3)|
|9||It's Hard To Laugh Or Smile / Tough Breaks||2||Audio||Victor|
|10||That's What I'm Talking About / Terrific Stomp||2||Audio||Victor|
|11||Blue Room / Milenberg Joys||2||Audio||1934||Bluebird (3)|
|12||Volume 1 (1926-1927)||16||Audio|
|13||Volume 2 (1928-1929)||16||Audio|
|14||Moten's Blues Volume 3 (1929)||16||Audio|
|15||Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1923-25 With Ada Brown And Mary H. Bradford||20||Audio||1982||Retrieval|
|16||'Moten's Swing' Volume 5 (1929-1932)||16||Audio||RCA|
|17||Treasury Of Jazz N° 12||10||Audio||1962||RCA|
|18||1923 - 1925||20||Audio||1984||Swaggie Records|
|19||Benny Moten's Kansas City Jazz, Volume 2||8||Audio||1954|
In the late 1920s, [a=Bennie Moten]'s [b]Kansas City Orchestra[/b] was the most sucessful Jazz band of the Midwest. The band toured all over the country and had a top selling recording in 1927 for Victor named "South". In 1929, the young [a=Count Basie] of [b]The Blue Devils[/b] joined the band, and several other members of that band soon followed. Among them were bass player [a=Walter Page], trumpeter [a=Hot Lips Page], vocalist [a=Jimmy Rushing] and guitarist [a=Eddie Durham] (the first guitarist to experiment with proto-amplifiers, in the solo of [i]Band Box Shuffle[/i] in October 1929).
The acquisition of all these members of the Blue Devils caused the exodus of long-time Moten Band members [a=Thamon Hayes] and [a=Harlan Leonard], who founded their own ensemble.
When Moten hired [a=Ben Webster] and [a=Eddie Barefield] in 1932, the modernization of the band was complete. Later that same year, Moten recorded [i]Moten's Swing[/i], one of the first recordings to use a riff, the foundation of Kansas City jazz.
Count Basie took over the band after Moten's death in 1935.