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The Complete 1932-1940 Bruns./Col./Master Rec. of Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (#248)


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The Complete 1932-1940 Bruns./Col./Master Rec. of Ellington and His Famous Orchestra (#248)
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THE COMPLETE 1932-1940 BRUNSWICK, COLUMBIA AND MASTER RECORDINGS OF DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA

DISC I 
1. Moon Over Dixie (A) 2:54
 (D. Ellington-T. Koehler)
2. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (A) 3:07
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
3. Lazy Rhapsody (A) 3:12
 (Ellington-Parish-Jackson-Sosnik-Washington)
4. Blue Tune (B) 3:06
 (Duke Ellington)
5. Baby When You Ain’t There (B) 2:39
 (D. Ellington-M. Parish)
6. St. Louis Blues (C) 4:25
 (W.C. Handy)
7. Creole Love Call (C) 4:04
 (Duke Ellington)
8. Rose Room (C) 2:57 
 (A. Hickman-H. Williams)
9. Blue Harlem (D) 2:48
 (Duke Ellington)
10. The Sheik Of Araby (D) 2:54
 (H. Smith-T. Snyder)
11. Swampy River (E) 2:53
 (Duke Ellington)
12. Fast And Furious (E) 2:45
 (D. Ellington-H. Potter)
13. Best Wishes (E) 3:07
 (D. Ellington-T. Koehler)
14. Slippery Horn (F) 3:10
 (Duke Ellington)
15. Blue Ramble (F) 3:08
 (Duke Ellington)
16. Clouds In My Heart (F) 3:00
 (Bigard-Ellington-Mills)
17. Lazy Rhapsody (alt.tk -B) (A) 3:09
 (Ellington-Parish-Jackson-Sosnik-Washington)
18. Blue Tune (alt.tk -B) (B) 3:04
 (Duke Ellington)
19. St. Louis Blues (alt.tk -A) (C) 4:25
 (W.C. Handy)
20. Creole Love Call (alt.tk -B) (C) 4:06
 (Duke Ellington)
21. Best Wishes (alt.tk -A) (E) 3:06
 (D. Ellington-T. Koehler)
22. Blue Ramble (alt.tk -B) (F) 3:11
 (Duke Ellington)
23. Clouds In My Heart (alt.tk -A) (F) 3:04
 (Bigard-Ellington-Mills)

DISC II
1. Blue Mood (G) 2:50
 (D. Ellington-J. Hodges)
2. Ducky Wucky (G) 3:00
 (D. Ellington-B. Bigard)
3. Jazz Cocktail (H) 3:06
 (Benny Carter)
4. Lightnin’ (H) 3:03
 (Duke Ellington)
5. Stars (I) 3:02
 (Kaye Parker)
6. Swing Low (I) 2:36
 (D. Ellington-F. Jenkins)
7. I Must Have That Man! (alt.tk -A) (J) 2:57
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
8. Baby! (alt.tk -A) (J) 3:03
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
9. Any Time, Any Day, Any Where (J) 2:47
 (Young-Wiley-Washington)
10. Delta Bound (J) 2:49
 (Alex Hill)
11. Blue Mood (alt.tk -C) (G) 2:48
 (D. Ellington-J. Hodges)
12. Blue Mood (alt.tk -B) (G) 2:48
 (D. Ellington-J. Hodges)
13. Ducky Wucky (alt.tk -B) (G) 2:58
 (D. Ellington-B. Bigard)
14. Jazz Cocktail (alt.tk -B) (H) 3:09
 (Benny Carter)
15. Lightnin’ (alt.tk -B) (H) 3:05
 (Duke Ellington)
16. Stars (alt.tk -B) (I) 3:01
 (Kaye Parker)
17. Swing Low (alt.tk -B) (I) 2:37
 (D. Ellington-F. Jenkins)
18. I Must Have That Man! (alt.tk -B) (J) 3:03
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
19. Baby! (alt.tk -B) (J) 3:05
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
20. Any Time, Any Day, Any Where (alt.tk -B) (J) 2:48
 (Young-Wiley-Washington)
21. Delta Bound (alt.tk -B) (J) 2:57
 (Alex Hill)

DISC III 
1. Diga Diga Do (K) 3:01
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (K) 3:03
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
3. Porgy (K) 3:07
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
4. I Must Have That Man! (master take -C) (L) 3:01
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
5. Baby! (master take -C) (L) 3:03
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
6. Eerie Moan (L) 3:05
 (V. Young-L. Wiley)
7. Merry-Go-Round (matrix W265049) (M) 2:47
 (Duke Ellington)
8. Sophisticated Lady (M) 3:38
 (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
9. I've Got The World On A String (M) 3:18
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
10. Down A Carolina Lane (N) 3:03
 (M. Parish-F. Perkins)
11. Diga Diga Do (alt.tk -B) (K) 3:02
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (alt.tk -B) (K) 3:06
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
13. Porgy (alt.tk -C) (K) 3:04
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
14. Porgy (alt.tk -B) (K) 3:07
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
15. I Must Have That Man! (alt.tk -D) (L) 2:50
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
16. Baby! (alt.tk -D) (L) 2:58
 (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
17. Eerie Moan (alt.tk -B) (L) 3:04
 (V. Young-L. Wiley)
18. Merry-Go-Round (matrix W265049 alt tk. -2) (M) 2:49
 (Duke Ellington)
19. Sophisticated Lady (alt.tk -1) (M) 3:39
 (Ellington-Parish-Mills)

DISC IV
1. Slippery Horn (O) 2:59
 (Duke Ellington)
2. Blackbird Medley (Part I) (O) 3:01
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
 Doin’ The New Low Down
 I Must Have That Man!
   (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
3. Blackbird Medley (Part II) (O) 3:01
 Dixie
 Diga Diga Do
 Porgy
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
   (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
4. Drop Me Off At Harlem (O) 2:58
 (D. Ellington-N. Kenny)
5. Happy As The Day Is Long (P) 2:56
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
6. Raisin’ The Rent (P) 2:37
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
7. Get Yourself A New Broom (And Sweep The Blues Away) (P) 2:47
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
8. Bundle Of Blues (Q) 3:06
 (Duke Ellington)
9. Sophisticated Lady (Q) 3:09
 (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
10. Stormy Weather (Q) 2:58
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
11. I’m Satisfied (R) 3:01
 (D. Ellington-M. Parish)
12. Jive Stomp (R) 2:43
 (Duke Ellington)
13. Harlem Speaks (R) 3:04
 (Duke Ellington)
14. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree (R) 3:07
 (E. Van Alstyne-H. Williams)
15. Solitude (S) 3:07
 (Ellington-Mills-DeLange) 
16. Saddest Tale (S) 3:13
 (Duke Ellington)
17. Moonglow (S) 3:01
 (Hudson-DeLange-Mills)
18. Sump’n ‘Bout Rhythm (S) 2:33
 (Ellington-Kurtz-Mills)
19. Slippery Horn (alt.tk -B) (O) 2:58
 (Duke Ellington)
20. Blackbird Medley (Part I) (alt.tk -B) (O) 3:01
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
 Doin’ The New Low Down
 I Must Have That Man!
   (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
21. Blackbird Medley (Part II) (alt.tk -C) (O) 3:04
 Dixie
 Diga Diga Do
 Porgy
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
   (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
22. Blackbird Medley (Part II) (alt.tk -B) (O) 3:03
 Dixie
 Diga Diga Do
 Porgy
 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
   (D. Fields-J. McHugh)
23. Drop Me Off At Harlem (alt.tk -B) (O) 2:37
 (D. Ellington-N. Kenny)
24. Bundle Of Blues (alt tk.-B) (Q) 3:04
 (Duke Ellington)
25. Jive Stomp (alt tk.-B) (R) 2:29
 (Duke Ellington)

DISC V
1. Admiration (matrix C883) (T) 2:38
 (J. Tizol-I. Mills)
2. Farewell Blues (T) 2:26
 (Mares-Roppolo-Schoebel)
3. Let’s Have A Jubilee (T) 2:53
 (A. Hill-I. Mills)
4. Porto Rican Chaos (Moonlight Fiesta) (alt tk. matrix C886-2) (T) 2:57
 (J. Tizol-I. Mills)
5. Margie (U) 2:55
             (Conrad-Davis-Robinson)
6. Porto Rican Chaos (Moonlight Fiesta) (master take B16974-1) (U) 2:49
 (J. Tizol-I. Mills)
7. In A Sentimental Mood (V) 3:11
 (Ellington-Kurtz-Mills)
8. Showboat Shuffle (V) 2:56
 (Duke Ellington)
9. Merry-Go-Round (matrix B17408) (V) 2:53
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
10. Admiration (matrix B17409) (V) 2:49
 (J. Tizol-I. Mills)
11. Cotton (W) 3:03
 (R. Bloom-T. Koehler)
12. Truckin’ (W) 2:57
 (R. Bloom-T. Koehler)
13. Accent On Youth (W) 3:03
 (T. Seymour-V. Lawnhurst)
14. Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 1) (X) 3:20
 (Duke Ellington)
15. Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 2) (X) 3:11
 (Duke Ellington)
16. Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 3) (X) 3:12
 (Duke Ellington)
17. Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 4) (X) 3:10
 (Duke Ellington)
18. I Don’t Know Why I Love You So (Y) 3:02
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
19. Dinah Lou (Y) 2:26
 (Bloom-Dale-Koehler)
20. Isn’t Love The Strangest Thing? (Z) 3:07
 (J. Coots-B. Davis)
21. (There Is) No Greater Love (Z) 3:08
 (I. Jones-M. Symes) 
22. Clarinet Lament (Z) 3:10
 (D. Ellington-B. Bigard) 
23. Echoes Of Harlem (Z) 3:02
 (Duke Ellington)  
24. Porto Rican Chaos (Moonlight Fiesta) (alt tk. matrix B16974-2) (U) 2:44
 (J. Tizol-I. Mills)
25. I Don’t Know Why I Love You So (alt tk. -2) (Y) 3:03
 (Duke Ellington)
26. Dinah Lou (alt tk. -3) (Y) 2:30
 (Bloom-Dale-Koehler)

DISC VI
1. Love Is Like A Cigarette (AA) 3:02
 (Jerome-Kent-Byron)
2. Kissin’ My Baby Good-Night (AA) 3:17
 (David-Meyer-Wendling)
3. Oh, Babe! Maybe Someday (AA) 2:48
 (Duke Ellington)
4. Shoe Shine Boy (BB) 3:11
 (S. Cahn-S. Chaplin)
5. It Was A Sad Night In Harlem (BB) 3:03
 (A. Lewis-H. Kresa) 
6. Trumpet In Spades (BB) 3:06
 (Duke Ellington)
7. Yearning For Love (BB) 2:53
 (Ellington-Mills-Parish)
8. In A Jam (CC) 2:56
 (Duke Ellington)
9. Exposition Swing (CC) 3:10
 (Duke Ellington)
10. Uptown Downbeat (Blackout) (CC) 3:22
 (Duke Ellington)
11. Scattin’ At The Cotton Club (Scattin’ At The Kit Kat) (DD) 3:12
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
12. Black Butterfly (DD) 3:06
 (Ellington-Mills-Carruthers)
13. The New Birmingham Breakdown (EE) 2:46
 (Duke Ellington)
14. Scattin’ At The Kit Kat (Scattin’ At The Cotton Club) (EE) 2:42
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
15. I’ve Got To Be A Rug Cutter (EE) 2:32
 (Duke Ellington)
16. The New East St. Louis Toodle-O (EE) 2:57
 (D. Ellington-B. Miley)
17. Exposition Swing (alt tk. -2) (CC) 3:11
 (Duke Ellington)
18. Black Butterfly (alt tk. -2) (DD) 3:10
 (Ellington-Mills-Carruthers)
19. The New Birmingham Breakdown (alt tk. -2) (EE) 2:45
 (Duke Ellington)
20. Scattin’ At The Kit Kat (Scattin’ At The Cotton Club) (alt tk. -2) (EE) 2:45
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
21. I’ve Got To Be A Rug Cutter (alt tk. -2) (EE) 2:33
 (Duke Ellington)
22. The New East St. Louis Toodle-O (alt tk. -2) (EE) 2:58
 (D. Ellington-B. Miley)

DISC VII (Session JJ is continued on Disc VIII) 
1. There’s A Lull In My Life (FF) 2:56
 (M. Gordon-H. Revel)
2. It’s Swell Of You (FF) 2:42
 (M. Gordon-H. Revel)
3. You Can’t Run Away From Love Tonight (FF) 2:35
 (H. Warren-A. Dubin)
4. Azure (GG) 3:00
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
5. The Lady Who Couldn’t Be Kissed (GG) 2:40
 (H. Warren-A. Dubin)
6. Old Plantation (GG) 2:48
 (J. Redmond-L. David)
7. Caravan (HH) 2:37
 (Tizol-Mills-Ellington)
8. Azure (HH) 3:11
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
9. All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (II) 2:41
 (Jurmann-Kaper-Kahn)
10. All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (matrix M520) (II) 2:23
(Jurmann-Kaper-Kahn)
11. Alabamy Home (II) 2:40
 (D. Ellington-D. Ringle)
12. Chatter-Box (Jumpy) (JJ) 2:43
 (Ellington-Stewart-Mills)
13. Jubilesta (JJ) 2:51
 (Ellington-Tizol-Mills)
14. There’s A Lull In My Life (alt tk. -2) (FF) 2:53
 (M. Gordon-H. Revel)
15. It’s Swell Of You (alt tk. -2) (FF) 2:45
 (M. Gordon-H. Revel)
16. You Can’t Run Away From Love Tonight (alt tk. -2) (FF) 2:34
 (H. Warren-A. Dubin)
17. Azure (alt tk.-2) (GG) 2:55
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
18. Old Plantation (alt tk.-2) (GG) 2:53
 (J. Redmond-L. David)
19. All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (matrix M519 alt tk.-2) (II) 2:42
(Jurmann-Kaper-Kahn)
20. All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm (matrix M520 alt tk.-2) (II) 2:21      
(Jurmann-Kaper-Kahn)
21. Alabamy Home (alt tk.-2) (II) 2:41
 (D. Ellington-D. Ringle)

DISC VIII
1. Diminuendo In Blue (JJ) 2:44
 (Duke Ellington)
2. Crescendo In Blue (JJ) 3:13
 (Duke Ellington)
3. Harmony In Harlem (JJ) 3:05
 (Ellington-Hodges-Mills)
4. Dusk On The Desert (JJ) 3:04
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
5. Stepping Into Swing Society (KK) 3:04
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
6. Prologue To Black And Tan Fantasy (KK) 2:34
 (D. Ellington-B. Miley)
7. The New Black And Tan Fantasy (KK) 2:40
 (D. Ellington-B. Miley)
8. Riding On A Blue Note (LL) 2:46
 (Ellington-Mills-Redmond)
9. Lost In Meditation (LL) 2:55
 (Ellington-Mills-Tizol-Singer)
10. The Gal From Joe’s (LL) 2:55
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
11. If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do)? (MM) 2:52
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
12. Skrontch (Scrounch) (MM) 2:41
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
13. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (NN) 3:06
 (Ellington-Mills-Nemo-Redmond)
14. Braggin’ In Brass (NN) 2:43
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
15. Carnival In Caroline (NN) 2:26
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
16. Diminuendo In Blue (alt tk. -2) (JJ) 2:36
 (Duke Ellington)
17. Crescendo In Blue (alt tk. -2) (JJ) 3:11
 (Duke Ellington)
18. Harmony In Harlem (alt tk. -X) (JJ) 3:06
 (Ellington-Hodges-Mills)
19. Harmony In Harlem (alt tk. -1) (JJ) 2:59
 (Ellington-Hodges-Mills)
20. Dusk On The Desert (alt tk. -1) (JJ) 3:13
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
21. Riding On A Blue Note (alt tk. -2) (LL) 2:48
 (Ellington-Mills-Redmond)
22. The Gal From Joe’s (alt tk. -2) (LL) 3:07
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
23. If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do)? (alt tk. -1) (MM) 2:52
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
24. Skrontch (Scrounch) (alt tk. -1) (MM) 2:41
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
25. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (alt tk. -1) (NN) 3:08
 (Ellington-Mills-Nemo-Redmond)
26. Braggin’ In Brass (alt tk. -2) (NN) 2:46
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)

DISC IX
1. Swingtime In Honolulu (OO) 2:53
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
2. I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue (With The Sole Of My Shoe) (OO) 2:36
 (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
3. Dinah’s In A Jam (OO) 2:50
 (D. Ellington-I. Mills)
4. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
 (All The Little Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet-Tweet) (PP) 2:38
  (Austin-McHugh-Mills)
5. You Gave Me The Gate (And I’m Swingin’) (PP) 2:21
 (Ellington-Gordon-McNeely-Farmer)
6. Rose Of The Rio Grande (PP) 2:59
(Warren-Forman-Leslie)
7. Pyramid (PP) 2:54
 (Gordon-Ellington-Tizol-Mills)
8. The Stevedore’s Serenade (QQ) 2:45
 (Ellington-Edelstein-Gordon)
9. La De Doody Doo (QQ) 2:26
 (Ellington-Lambert-Richards)
10. Watermelon Man (QQ) 2:34
 (Duke Ellington)
11. (A) Gypsy Without A Song (QQ) 2:56
 (Ellington-Gordon-Singer-Tizol)
12. A Blues Serenade (RR) 2:20 
 (Grande-Lytell-Parish-Signorelli)
13. Love In Swingtime (RR) 2:34
 (Lambert-Richards-Mills)
14. Please Forgive Me (RR) 2:59
 (Gordon-Ellington-Mills)
15. Lambeth Walk (SS) 2:25
 (D. Furber-N. Gay)
16. Prelude To A Kiss (SS) 2:58
 (Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
17. Hip Chic (SS) 2:53
 (Duke Ellington)
18. Buffet Flat (SS) 2:25
 (Duke Ellington)
19. Twits And Twerps (Boy Meets Horn) (matrix M898-1) (TT) 2:41
 (D. Ellington-R. Stewart)
20. Mighty Like The Blues (TT) 2:36
 (Leonard Feather)
21. Rose Of The Rio Grande (alt tk. -2) (PP) 2:56
(Warren-Forman-Leslie)
22. Pyramid (alt tk. -2) (PP) 2:50
 (Gordon-Ellington-Tizol-Mills)
23. Prelude To A Kiss (alt tk. -2) (SS) 2:56
 (Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
24. Twits And Twerps (Boy Meets Horn) (matrix M898-2) (TT) 2:44
 (D. Ellington-R. Stewart)
25. Mighty Like The Blues (alt tk. -1) (TT) 2:38
 (Leonard Feather)

DISC X
1. Jazz Potpurri (UU) 2:56
 (Duke Ellington)
2. T.T. On Toast (Lady In Doubt) (UU) 2:49
 (Duke Ellington)
3. Battle Of Swing (UU) 2:57
 (Duke Ellington)
4. Old King Dooji (VV) 2:30
 (Duke Ellington)
5. Boy Meets Horn (Twits And Twerps) (VV) 3:00
 (D. Ellington-R. Stewart)
6. Slap Happy (VV) 2:44
 (Duke Ellington)
7. Pussy Willow (WW) 2:40
 (Duke Ellington)
8. Subtle Lament (WW) 3:01
 (Duke Ellington)
9. Lady In Blue (WW) 2:52
 (Duke Ellington)
10. Smorgasbord And Schnapps (WW) 2:38
 (Ellington-Stewart-Fleagle)
11. Portrait Of The Lion (XX) 2:26
 (Duke Ellington)
12. (I Want) Something To Live For (XX) 2:51
 (D. Ellington-B. Strayhorn)
13. Solid Old Man (XX) 2:39
 (Duke Ellington)
14. T.T. On Toast (Lady In Doubt) (alt tk. -2) (UU) 2:47
 (Duke Ellington)
15. Battle Of Swing (alt tk. -1) (UU) 2:55
 (Duke Ellington)
16. Slap Happy (alt tk. -2) (VV) 2:44
 (Duke Ellington)
17. Subtle Lament (alt tk. -X) (WW) 3:14
 (Duke Ellington)
18. Lady In Blue (alt tk. -X) (WW) 3:12
 (Duke Ellington)
19. Portrait Of The Lion (alt tk. -2) (XX) 2:35
 (Duke Ellington)

DISC XI 
1. Cotton Club Stomp (YY) 2:50
 (Ellington-Carney-Hodges)
2. Doin’ The Voom Voom (YY) 2:40
 (D. Ellington-B. Miley)
3. Way Low (YY) 3:28
 (Duke Ellington)
4. Serenade To Sweden (YY) 3:20
 (Duke Ellington)
5. In A Mizz (ZZ) 3:06
 (H. Johnson-C. Barnet)
6. I’m Checkin’ Out-Go’om Bye (ZZ) 2:26
 (D. Ellington-B. Strayhorn)
7. A Lonely Co-Ed (ZZ) 3:17
 (Duke Ellington)
8. You Can Count On Me (ZZ) 2:54
 (R. Maxwell-J. Myrow)
9. Bouncing Buoyancy (AAA) 2:41
 (Duke Ellington)
10. The Sergeant Was Shy (AAA) 2:42
 (Duke Ellington)
11. Grievin’ (matrix WM 1064) (AAA) 3:36
 (D. Ellington-B. Strayhorn) 
12. Little Posey (BBB) 2:39
 (Duke Ellington)
13. I Never Felt This Way Before (BBB) 2:58
 (D. Ellington-A. Dubin) 
14. Grievin’ (matrix WM 1093) (BBB) 2:50
 (D. Ellington-B. Strayhorn)
15. Tootin’ Through The Roof (BBB) 2:53
 (Duke Ellington)
16. Weely (BBB) 2:57
 (Duke Ellington)
17. Your Love Has Faded (CCC) 2:52
 (D. Ellington-B. Strayhorn)
18. Killin’ Myself (CCC) 2:26
 (Duke Ellington)
19. Country Gal (CCC) 2:55
 (Duke Ellington)
20. Solitude (DDD) 2:58
 (Ellington-Mills-DeLange)        
21. Stormy Weather (DDD) 2:33
 (H. Arlen-T. Koehler)
22. Mood Indigo (DDD) 2:42
 (D. Ellington-B. Bigard)      
23. Sophisticated Lady (DDD) 2:49
 (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
24. I Never Felt This Way Before (alt tk.-B) (BBB) 3:01
 (Duke Ellington) 
25. Tootin’ Through The Roof (alt tk.-B) (BBB) 2:54
 (Duke Ellington)

DISCOGRAPHY
 
This discography is informed by the work of Steven Lasker’s extensive research on Ellington recordings. His sources included the American Record Corporation (ARC) engineer logs, ledger books and Columbia’s matrix cards, which he was able to inspect thanks to the gracious help of Tina McCarthy, the longtime archivist for Columbia and then, Sony Music. More recently, Scott Wenzel conducted a supplemental review of the company files courtesy of Michael Panico of Sony Music.

The attributions of who plays what reed instruments on which sessions aren't noted in any company file but were made by ear, and are thus not necessarily correct in every instance.

All recordings were issued as DUKE ELLINGTON and his FAMOUS ORCHESTRA, DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA, Duke Ellington and his (or His) Famous Orchestra or Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, and released on 10” 78s except where noted. For the purposes of this discography, only the first issue number of each matrix is listed. All are American releases except (Au) for Australia, (E) for England, (F) for France, (G) for Germany, (It) for Italy, (J) for Japan and (Sw) for Switzerland.

Label abbreviations for this set are as follows: BD for Blu-Disc, Br for Brunswick, Col for Columbia, Col Mas for Columbia Masterworks, FDC for For Discriminate Collector, Mas for Master, Par for Parlophone, SE for Special Editions, UTD for Up To Date, Voc for Vocalion and Vri for Variety.

Duke Ellington is believed to be the arranger on all titles except where noted. The start and end times shown here for many of the sessions were found in ARC's ledger books and engineer's logs. Recording supervisors (producers) are also mentioned where known.

DISCOGRAPHY
(A) Cootie Williams (tp, vcl), Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p, cel), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vcl), Ivie Anderson (vcl).  
         American Record Corporation studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
     Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
                   February 2, 1932, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (B11200)
      and 5:10 to 7:20 p.m. (B11204-5)
B 11200-A Moon Over Dixie (SG-vcl)       Br 6317
B 11204-A It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t
        Got That Swing) (IA-vcl)    Br 6265
B 11205-B Lazy Rhapsody (CW-vcl)       Col 35834
B 11205-A Lazy Rhapsody (CW-vcl)        Br 6288

Note: Matrices B11201, B11202 and B11203 are recordings by Singin’ Sam.

Some copies of Columbia 35834 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.  

Most copies of Brunswick 6288 show Swannee Rhapsody while others (and these are extremely rare) show Lazy Rhapsody.
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(B) Cootie Williams (tp, vcl), Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
           Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
   February 4, 1932, unknown start time to 2:50 p.m.
B 11223-B Blue Tune           Col C3L-27 (LP)
B 11223-A  Blue Tune           Br 6288
B 11224-A Baby When You Ain’t There (CW-vcl)   Br 6317

Note: A sped-up dubbing of B11224A was released on Columbia 35835, erroneously marked B11224B and incorrectly identified as a previously unreleased "second master."
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(C) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib), Bing Crosby (vcl).              
 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC 
     Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young 
         February 11-12, 1932, unknown start time to 5:30 a.m.
BX 11263-B St. Louis Blues (BC-vcl) -1  Br 20105 (12”) (-B released 1932)
BX 11263-A St. Louis Blues (BC-vcl) -1   -   (-A released 1936)
BX 11264-B Creole Love Call           Retrieval (H) 79053 (CD)     
BX 11264-A Creole Love Call    Br 20105 (12”)
B 11265-A Rose Room (In Sunny Roseland) Br 6265

-1 as BING CROSBY with Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra.
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(D) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney (as), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vibes).    
American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
 Supervised by Victor Young
May 16, 1932, 3:00 to 6:55 p.m.
B 11839-A  Blue Harlem   Br 6374
B 11840-A  The Sheik Of Araby  Br 6336
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(E) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney (as), Barney Bigard (ts), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC 
  Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
   May 17, 1932, 1:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
B 11850-A  Swampy River   Br 6355
B 11851-A  Fast And Furious        -
B 11852-B  Best Wishes    Br 6374
B 11852-A  Best Wishes   Col 35836
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(F) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib). 
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
  Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
May 18, 1932, 2:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
B 11865-B  Slippery Horn    Col 37299
B 11866-B  Blue Ramble    Col 35834
B 11866-A  Blue Ramble    Br 6336
B 11867-B  Clouds In My Heart  Col 37299
B 11867-A  Clouds In My Heart   previously unissued

Note: On Slippery Horn, all copies of Columbia 37299 are B11865-B regardless of the take identification stamped in the 78. This fact is established by reference to the original metal part, which is clearly identified as take B.

Some copies of Columbia 35834 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.  
________________________________________________________________________(G) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Harry Carney (as), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d).  
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
  Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
      September 19-20, 1932, 8:15 p.m. to 1:40 a.m.
B 12332-C Blue Mood    GAPS 040 (LP)
B 12332-B Blue Mood    Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
B 12332-A Blue Mood    Col 37298
B 12333-B Ducky Wucky   Col 35683
B 12333-A Ducky Wucky   Br 6432

Note: The Raretown LP misidentifies B12332-B as -C and the GAPS LP misidentifies B12332-C as -B.

Some copies of Columbia 35683 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.  
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(H) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d), Benny Carter (arr).
                      American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
     Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
     September 21-22, 1932, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
B 12343-B Jazz Cocktail (BC-arr) GAPS 040 (LP)
B 12343-A Jazz Cocktail (BC-arr) Br 6404
B 12344-B Lightnin’    Col 35835
B 12344-A Lightnin’    Br 6404
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(I) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib), Ray Mitchell (vcl).
                    American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
     Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
      September 22, 1932, 11:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
B 12345-B Stars (RM-vcl)  CBS (F) 88035 (LP)
B 12345-A Stars (RM-vcl)  Br (F) (G) A 9331
B 12346-B Swing Low   Col 35683
B 12346-A Swing Low    Br 6432

Some copies of Columbia 35683 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.
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(J) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d), Adelaide Hall, Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC 
     Supervised by Victor Young
                                    December 21-22, 1932, 8:00 p.m. to 2:10 a.m.
B 12773-B I Must Have That Man! (AH-vcl) -1  BD T1001 (LP)
B 12773-A I Must Have That Man! (AH-vcl) -1            -
B 12774-B Baby! (AH-vcl) -1              -
B 12774-A Baby! (AH-vcl) -1    Col Mas OL 6770 (LP)
B 12775-B Any Time, Any Day, Any Where   Lucky (J) 5036
B 12775-A Any Time, Any Day, Any Where   Br 6467
B 12776-B Delta Bound (IA-vcl)    BD T1001 (LP)
B 12776-A Delta Bound (IA-vcl)     Col 37298
 
-1 as Adelaide Hall with Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra.
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(K) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vibes), Mills Brothers (Herbert, Harry, Donald) (vcl) and John Mills, Jr. (g, vcl), Ethel Waters (vcl).
    American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
    Supervised by Victor Young
                      December 22, 1932, 2:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. (B12781)
               and 8:00 p.m. to midnight (B12783-4)
B 12781-B Diga Diga Do (MB-vcl) -1  Col CK-66372 (CD)
B 12781-A Diga Diga Do (MB-vcl) -1  Br 6519

omit Brown and Hodges.
B 12783-B I Can't Give You Anything
        But Love (EW-vcl) -2 Col CK-66372 (CD)
B 12783-A I Can't Give You Anything
        But Love (EW-vcl) -2 Br 6517

omit Guy. 
B 12784-C Porgy (EW-vcl) -2   previously unissued
B 12784-B Porgy (EW-vcl) -2        -
B 12784-A Porgy (EW-vcl) -2   Br 6521

-1 as MILLS BROTHERS with DUKE ELLINGTON and His Famous Orchestra.
-2 as ETHEL WATERS with DUKE ELLINGTON and His Famous Orchestra.

Note: Matrix B12782 are by the Mills Brothers only.
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(L) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d), Adelaide Hall (vcl).
                    American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
       Supervised by Victor Young
   January 7, 1933, 12:30 to 5:40 p.m.
B 12773-D I Must Have That Man! (AH-vcl) -1   Col Mas OL 6770 (LP)
B 12773-C I Must Have That Man! (AH-vcl) -1  Br 6518
B 12774-D Baby! (AH-vcl) -1    BD T1001 (LP)
B 12774-C Baby! (AH-vcl) -1    Br 6518
B 12855-B Eerie Moan      Lucky (J) 5036  
B 12855-A Eerie Moan      Br 6467

-1 as ADELAIDE HALL with DUKE ELLINGTON and His Famous Orchestra.
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(M) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib), Ivie Anderson (vcl).          
       Columbia studios, 55 Fifth Ave., NYC
             Supervised possibly by Irving Mills
          February 15, 1933
W 265049-2 Merry-Go-Round    Col (J) J 1681
W 265049-3 Merry-Go-Round     Col (E) CB 591
W 265050-1 Sophisticated Lady    Col (J) J 1681
W 265050-2 Sophisticated Lady    Col (E) CB 591
W 265051-2 I've Got The World On A String (IA-vcl) Col (E) CB 625
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(N) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Harry Carney (as), Otto Hardwick (bass sax), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib).
     Columbia studios, 55 Fifth Ave., NYC
      Supervised possibly by Irving Mills
      February 16, 1933
W 265052-3      Down A Carolina Lane   Col (E) CB 625
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(O) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (bjo, g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, chimes).
                    American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
            Supervised by Victor Young
February 17, 1933, 1:30 to 7:00 p.m.
B 13078-B Slippery Horn     BD T1001 (LP)
B 13078-A Slippery Horn      Br 6527
B 13079-B Blackbird Medley Pt. I  
   I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
   Doin’ The New Low Down
   I Must Have That Man 
   Baby!     Col Mas OL 6770 (LP)
B 13079-A Blackbird Medley Pt. I
   I Can't Give You Anything But Love
   Doin’ The New Low Down
   I Must Have That Man!  
Baby!     Br 6516
B 13080-C Blackbird Medley Pt. II
   Dixie
   Diga Diga Do
   Porgy
   I Can't Give You
    Anything But Love   UTD 2009 (LP)
B 13080-B Blackbird Medley Pt. II
   Dixie
   Diga Diga Do
   Porgy
   I Can't Give You
    Anything But Love   Col Mas OL 6770 (LP) 
B 13080-A Blackbird Medley Pt. II
   Dixie
   Diga Diga Do
   Porgy
   I Can't Give You
    Anything But Love   Br 6516
B 13081-B Drop Me Off At Harlem   Col 35837
B 13081-A Drop Me Off At Harlem   Br 6527

Note: The labels for Columbia 35837 and Brunswick 6527 show “Drop Me Off At Harlem.

Some copies of Columbia 35837 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.  ________________________________________________________________________
(P) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Joe Garland (ts), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
   Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
            May 9, 1933, 2:00 to 6:30 p.m.
B 13306-A Happy As The Day Is Long (IA-vcl)   Br 6571

Add Harry Carney (as, bari).
B 13307-A Raisin’ The Rent (IA-vcl)                 -
B 13308-A Get Yourself A New Broom
   (And Sweep The Blues Away) (IA-vcl) Br (E) 01527

Note: Matrix B13308-A was initially issued in Britain (sometime in early June) while the U.S. release (Brunswick 6607) came out on July 15th. 
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(Q) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d, vib).   
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
   Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
        May 16, 1933, 2:00 to 6:45 p.m.
B 13337-B Bundle Of Blues     Col 35836
B 13337-A Bundle Of Blues     Br 6607
B 13338-A Sophisticated Lady    Br 6600
B 13339-A Stormy Weather
(Keeps Rainin’ All The Time)      -

Note: Some copies of Columbia 35836 substitute the master take (-A), which is misidentified on the label as a previously unreleased "second master”.  ________________________________________________________________________
(R) Same as (Q) except Hardwick doubles on bass sax, Greer (d) only and add Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
  Supervised by Jack Kapp or Victor Young
    August 15, 1933, 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. 
B 13800-A I’m Satisfied (IA-vcl)   Br 6638
B 13801-B Jive Stomp     previously unissued
B 13801-A Jive Stomp     Br 6638
B 13802-A Harlem Speaks    Br 6646
B 13803-A In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree       -
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(S) Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (a-cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p, sp), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d).  
                      American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC 
        September 13, 1934, 1:00 to 5:00 a.m.
B 15910-A Solitude   Br 6987
B 15911-A Saddest Tale (DE-sp)  Br 7310
B 15912-A Moonglow    Br 6987
B 15913-A Sump’n ‘Bout Rhythm Br 7310

Note: The ledgers show the date as September 12, 1934, but it is technically September 13th since this was recorded after midnight on the night of the 12th.
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(T) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (as, bass sax), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Billy Taylor (tu) -1, Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
               Brunswick studios, 952 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
January 9, 1935
C 883-2 Admiration    FDC (It) 1003 (LP)
C 884-2 Farewell Blues     -
C 885-3 Let’s Have A Jubilee (IA-vcl)  -1  -

Stewart, Williams, Tizol, Carney (bari), Ellington, Guy, Braud and Greer (d, maracas) only.
C 886-2 Porto Rican Chaos     previously unissued
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(U) Rex Stewart (cor), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Johnny Hodges (ss), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Wellman Braud, Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                                American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
                                     Supervised by Harry Grey
                                                 March 5-6, 1935, 11:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
B 16973-1 Margie                                                Br 7526

Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams (tp), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Johnny Hodges (ss), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Wellman Braud, Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                                                  Same session
B 16974-2 Porto Rican Chaos -1                         FDC (It) 1022 (LP)
B 16974-1 Porto Rican Chaos -1                SE 5007-S

-1 Two unidentified persons play claves and maracas (possible candidates being Nanton, Brown and Hardwick) and an unidentified person adds vocal interjections. As <SC>moonlight fiesta<XC> on the Special Editions 78.

Note: For Discriminate Collector (LP) misidentifies matrix B16974-2 as C886-1 (from the January 9, 1935 session).

The rest of this session can be found in Mosaic MD7-235, Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion And OKeh Small Group Sessions.
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(V) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
April 30, 1935, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
B 17406-1 In A Sentimental Mood   Br 7461
B 17407-1 Showboat Shuffle          -
B 17408-1 Merry-Go-Round    Br 7440
B 17409-1 Admiration           -
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(W) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Ben Webster (ts), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).                           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
        August 19, 1935, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
B 17974-1 Cotton (IA-vcl)   Br 7526
B 17975-1 Truckin’ (IA-vcl)  Br 7514
B 17976-1 Accent On Youth         -
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(X) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Otto Hardwick (cl, ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
September 12, 1935, 12:30 p.m. start.
B 18072-1 Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 1)  Br 7546
B 18073-1 Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 2)        -
B 18074-2 Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 3)  Br 7547
B 18075-1 Reminiscing In Tempo (Part 4)        -
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(Y) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl). 
           Brunswick studios, 952 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
   January 20, 1936
C 1199-2 I Don’t Know Why I Love You So       Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
C 1199-1 I Don’t Know Why I Love You So        Col 37296
C 1200-3 Dinah Lou (IA-vcl)         FDC (It) 1003 (LP)
C 1200-1 Dinah Lou (IA-vcl)         Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
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(Z) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
   February 27, 1936, 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
B 18734-1 Isn’t Love The Strangest Thing? (IA-vcl) Br 7625
B 18735-1 (There Is) No Greater Love          -
B 18736-1 Clarinet Lament    Br 7650

Add: Joe Nanton (tb).
B 18737-1 Echoes Of Harlem          -
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(AA) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Pete Clarke (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
   February 28, 1936, 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
B 18738-1 Love Is Like A Cigarette (IA-vcl)             Br 7627
B 18739-2 Kissin’ My Baby Good-Night (IA-vcl)           -
B 18740-1 Oh, Babe! Maybe Someday (IA-vcl)        Br 7667

Note: The flip side of Brunswick 7667 is by the Hudson-DeLange Orchestra.

The 78 RPM release of matrix 18739 on the Japanese Lucky label (catalog # S1), although stamped as -1 is actually a dub of -2 and some West Coast pressings of Brunswick 7627 also bear a -1 but are in fact, -2.
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(BB) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (tu, b), Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl). 
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
July 17, 1936, probably morning session.
B 19562-2 Shoe Shine Boy (IA-vcl)    Br 7710
B 19563-1 It Was A Sad Night In Harlem (IA-vcl)           -
B 19564-1 Trumpet In Spades     Br 7752
B 19565-2 Yearning For Love           -

Note: This was probably a morning and / or early afternoon session as the next entry in the ledgers are Vincent Lopez and Orchestra starting at 2:15 p.m.

According to Brian Rust’s Jazz Records 1897-1942, Helmy Kresa, co-composer of It Was A Sad Night In Harlem is also the arranger of this title. However, no confirmation of this has so far been made.
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(CC) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Ben Webster (ts), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                 American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
July 29, 1936
B 19626-1 In A Jam    Br 7734
B 19627-2 Exposition Swing    Col C3L-39 (LP)
B 19627-1 Exposition Swing    Voc (E) S.50
B 19628-1 Uptown Downbeat   Br 7734
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(DD) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
       Associated Cinema Studios, 1357 Gordon St., Hollywood
December 21, 1936
L 0375-1 Scattin’ At The Cotton Club     FDC (It) 1022 (LP)
L 0376-2 Black Butterfly     previously unissued
L 0376-1 Black Butterfly     Br m8044
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(EE) Rex Stewart (cor, vcl), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Otto Hardwick (as, bass sax), Harry Carney (cl, bari, vcl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d, chimes), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
        Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
      Supervised probably by Al Brackman
       March 5-6, 1937, 7:00 p.m. to 2:10 a.m.
M 177-2 The New Birmingham Breakdown               Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP) 
M 177-1 The New Birmingham Breakdown             Mas MA 123

add Hayes Alvis (b, vcl)
M 178-2 Scattin’ At The Kit Kat              Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
M 178-1 Scattin’ At The Kit Kat              Mas MA 123
M 179-2 I’ve Got To Be A
   Rug Cutter (IA, RS, HC, HA-vcl)     Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
M 179-1 I’ve Got To Be A
   Rug Cutter (IA, RS, HC, HA-vcl)     Mas MA 101
omit Taylor.
M 180-2 The New East St. Louis Toodle-O             Raretone (It) RTE 23001 (LP)
M 180-1 The New East St. Louis Toodle-O             Mas MA 101

Note: Scattin’ At The Kit Kat is a retitled remake of Scattin’ At The Cotton Club from the previous session. 
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(FF) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor or Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
        Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
      Supervised probably by Al Brackman
       April 9, 1937,  2:00 p.m. start
M 379-2 There’s A
   Lull In My Life (IA-vcl)            Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 379-1 There’s A
   Lull In My Life (IA-vcl)            Mas MA 117
M 380-2 It’s Swell Of You (IA-vcl)             Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 380-1 It’s Swell Of You (IA-vcl)             Mas MA 117
M 381-2 You Can’t Run Away
   From Love Tonight (IA-vcl)            Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 381-1 You Can’t Run Away
   From Love Tonight (IA-vcl)            Mas MA 124
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(GG) Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor or Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
        Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
      Supervised probably by Al Brackman
                April 22, 1937, 3:30 to 6:45 p.m.
M 416-2 Azure     FDC (It) 1022 (LP)
M 416-1 Azure       -

add Rex Stewart (cor) and Cootie Williams (tp).
M 417-1 The Lady Who
   Couldn’t Be Kissed   Mas MA 124
M 418-2 Old Plantation (IA-vcl) -1  Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 418-1 Old Plantation (IA-vcl) -1   Vri VA 591

-1 as IVIE ANDERSON and her BOYS FROM DIXIE.
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(HH) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor or Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
   Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
    Supervised probably by Al Brackman 
     May 14, 1937, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
M 470-2 Caravan   Mas MA 131
M 471-1 Azure             -
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(II) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson, band (vcl).
        Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
      Supervised probably by Al Brackman
           June 8, 1937, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
M 519-2 All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 519-1 All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm  Mas MA 137
M 520-2 All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm
    (IA, band-vcl) -1 Col C3L-39 (LP)
M 520-1 All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm  
    (IA, band-vcl) -1 Vri VA 591
M 521-2 Alabamy Home (IA-vcl)  Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 521-1 Alabamy Home (IA-vcl)  Mas MA 137

-1 as IVIE ANDERSON and her BOYS FROM DIXIE.
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(JJ) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, ss, as), Otto Hardwick (cl, as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), prob. Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
       American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
      Supervised probably by Al Brackman
September 20, 1937, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
M 646-1 Chatter-Box    Br m8029
M 647-2 Emperor Jones -1   SE 5007-S
M 648-2 Diminuendo In Blue    Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 648-1 Diminuendo In Blue    Br m8004
M 649-2 Crescendo In Blue    Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 649-1 Crescendo In Blue    Br m8004
M 650-x Harmony In Harlem (rehearsal take) Raretone (It) RTE 23002 (LP)
M 650-2 Harmony In Harlem    Br m8044
M 650-1 Harmony In Harlem    previously unissued
M 651-2 Dusk On The Desert    Br m8029
M 651-1 Dusk On The Desert    previously unissued

-1 add maracas played by unknown (not Greer) and as Jubilesta on the Special Editions 78.

Note: There are variations of tempo with matrix M 647-2 as it is believed the recording cutter was not running at the proper speed during the recording.

What we have designated in this discography as matrix M 650-x is misidentified on the Raretone LP as M650-1. The short silent section at the end of Hodges' first solo in Harmony In Harlem (at 1:16) corresponds to the music portion left out due to an unavoidable skip of the original recording.

While the Brunswick 78 shows Dusk In The Desert, the copyright application and sheet music both show Dusk On The Desert.
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(KK) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
       American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
January 13, 1938, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.
M 713-1 Stepping Into Swing Society    Br m8063
M 714-1 Prologue To Black And Tan Fantasy   Br m8256
M 715-1 The New Black And Tan Fantasy   Br m8063
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(LL) Rex Stewart (cor), Cootie Williams, Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Johnny Hodges (as), Barney Bigard (ts), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d).
       American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
February 2, 1938, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
M 751-2 Riding On A Blue Note   Raretone (It) RTE 23003 (LP)
M 751-1 Riding On A Blue Note   Br m8083
M 752-1 Lost In Meditation           -
M 753-2 The Gal From Joe’s   Col C3L-27 (LP)
M 753-1 The Gal From Joe’s    Br m8108
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(MM) Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
                   American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
                          February 24-25, 1938, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. (M 770)
                  and 11:30 to 2:00 a.m. (M 771)
M 770-2 If You Were In My Place
(What Would You Do) (IA-vcl)        Br m8093
M 770-1 If You Were In My Place
(What Would You Do) (IA-vcl)        Raretone (It) RTE 23003 (LP)
M 771-1 The Skrontch (Scrounch) (IA-vcl)                                       -
M 771-2 The Skrontch (Scrounch) (IA-vcl)            Br m8093

Note: On the Raretone release of matrix M 770-1 the first portion of this take (up to measure 10 of Hodges’ solo) was taken from the issued -2. The remainder of the track was previously unissued.

Scrounch was initially released on Brunswick m8093 as Skrontch.
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(NN) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Herb Fleming (tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
           March 3, 1938, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
M 772-2 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart   Br m8108
M 772-1 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart   Col (Au) DO-2137
M 773-2 Braggin’ In Brass -1    Par (E) D.P. 266
M 773-1 Braggin’ In Brass -1    Br m8099
M 774-1 Carnival In Caroline (IA-vcl)           -

-1 omit Ellington at the piano.
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(OO) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl), Chappie Willett (arr).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
           April 11, 1938, 2:30 to 6:10 p.m.
M 809-1 Swingtime In Honolulu (IA-vcl)  Br m8131

Ray Nance (tp) replaces Williams.
M 810-1 I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
       (With The Sole Of My Shoe) (CW-arr)          -
M 811-1 Dinah’s In A Jam    Br m8169  
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(PP) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
           June 7, 1938, 6:00 to 11:20 p.m.
M 835-1 When My Sugar Walks Down The
   Street (All The Little Birdies Go
    Tweet-Tweet-Tweet) (IA-vcl) Br m8168
M 832-1 You Gave Me The Gate
   (And I’m Swingin’) (IA-vcl)   Br m8169
M 833-2 Rose Of The Rio Grande (IA-vcl)   Swing (F) S.W.327
M 833-1 Rose Of The Rio Grande (IA-vcl)   Br m8186

omit Hardwick.
M 834-2 Pyramid -1      Col 36105
M 834-1 Pyramid -1      Br m8168
 
-1 Ellington plays a hand drum instead of piano.

Note: When My Sugar Walks Down The Street was initially allocated matrix M 831, however, this number had already been assigned to Why’d Ya Make Me Fall In Love by Allan Fielding and his Tic Toc Music.
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(QQ) Same as (PP) except Hodges doubles on (ss) and add Lou Singer (arr).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
June 20, 1938, 7:00 p.m. to midnight
M 846-1 The Stevedore’s Serenade    Br m8174
M 847-2 La De Doody Doo (IA-vcl)          -
M 844-1 Watermelon Man (IA-vcl)   Br m8200
M 845-1 (A) Gypsy Without A Song (LS-arr)  Br m8186

Note: The Stevedore’s Serenade was originally matrix M 842 and La De Doody Doo originally matrix M 843 but were changed when it was discovered that both of the matrices had already been assigned to Will Hudson sides.
________________________________________________________________________(RR) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Scat Powell (vcl).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
August 4, 1938, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
M 880-1 A Blues Serenade    Br m8221  
M 881-1 Love In Swingtime (SP-vcl)  Br m8200
M 882-1 Please Forgive Me    Br m8256
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(SS) Same as (RR) except Carney does not double on alto and omit Powell.
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
                 August 9, 1938, 1:30 to 7:40 p.m.
M 883-1 Lambeth Walk    Br m8204
M 884-2 Prelude To A Kiss   Col 36279
M 884-1 Prelude To A Kiss    Br m8204
M 885-1 Hip Chic     Br m8221
M 886-1 Buffet Flat            -
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(TT) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
           American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
September 2, 1938, 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
M 898-2 Twits And Twerps -1    FDC (It) 1003 (LP)
M 898-1 Twits And Twerps -1   R/V 1001 (CD)
M 899-2 Mighty Like The Blues              Br m8231
M 899-1 Mighty Like The Blues              Raretone (It) RTE 23003 (LP)

-1 omit Ellington at the piano.

Note: Twits And Twerps (more commonly known as Boy Meets Horn) is shown as Stew Burp on the R/V issue.          
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(UU) Same as (TT).
                    American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
        or
           Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
     December 19, 1938, 3:30 p.m. start
M 947-1 Jazz Potpurri    Br m8293
M 948-2 T.T. On Toast   Col 37296 (released 6/23/47 or later)
M 948-1 T.T. On Toast           -       (released 6/23/47)
M 949-2 Battle Of Swing   Br m8293
M 949-1 Battle Of Swing   Raretone (It) RTE 23003 (LP)
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(VV) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).
                      American Record Corp. studios, 1776 Broadway, NYC
        or
           Master Record Co. studios, 1780 Broadway, NYC
December 22, 1938
M 959-1 Old King Dooji  Br m8306
M 960-1 Boy Meets Horn -1          -
M 961-2  Slap Happy    Par (Sw) PZ 11304
M 961-1 Slap Happy -2   Br m8297

-1 omit Ellington at the piano.
-2 unknown band members hand clap on the first take only of Slap Happy.

The rest of this session can be found in Mosaic MD7-235, Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion And OKeh Small Group Sessions.
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(WW) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, ss, as), Otto Hardwick (cl, as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Brick Fleagle (arr).   
      World Broadcasting System studios, 711 Fifth Ave., NYC
March 20, 1939, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
WM 997-1 Pussy Willow      Br m8344
WM 998-x Subtle Lament (rehearsal)   Smithsonian P2 14273 (LP)
WM 998-1 Subtle Lament     Br m8344   
WM 999-x Lady In Blue (rehearsal)   UTD 2002 (LP)
WM 999-1 Lady In Blue      Col 35291
WM 1000-1 Smorgasbord And Schnapps (BF-arr)  Br m8380

Note: What we have designated in this discography as matrix M 998-x is misidentified on the Smithsonian LP as M 998-1. And what we have designated in this discography as matrix M 999-x is misidentified on the Up-to-Date LP as M 999-2.
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(XX) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Barney Bigard (ts), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p-1), Billy Strayhorn (p-2), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Jean Eldridge (vcl).
      World Broadcasting System studios, 711 Fifth Ave., NYC
March 21, 1939, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
WM 1006-2  Portrait Of The Lion -1   Par (E) D.P. 288
WM 1006-1  Portrait Of The Lion -1   Br m8365 
WM 1007-1  Something To Live For (JE-vcl) -2         -
WM 1008-1  Solid Old Man -1   Br m8380

Note: While the Brunswick 78 shows (I Want) Something To Live For, the
copyright application and sheet music both show Something To Live For.
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(YY) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (ss, as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d).       
      World Broadcasting System studios, 711 Fifth Ave., NYC
     Supervised by John Hammond
June 6, 1939, 2:45 to 6:45 p.m.
WM 1030-A  Cotton Club Stomp    Br m8405 
WM 1031-A  Doin’ The Voom Voom  Col 35208
WM 1032-A  Way Low -1    Br m8411
WM 1033-A  Serenade To Sweden    Col 35214

-1 omit Ellington at the piano.
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(ZZ) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl).   
      World Broadcasting System studios, 711 Fifth Ave., NYC
               June 12, 1939, 4:00 to 8:40 p.m.
WM 1038-A  In A Mizz (IA-vcl)    Br m8405
WM 1039-A  I’m Checkin’ Out –
Go’om Bye (IA-vcl) (BS-arr)  Col 35208
WM 1040-A  A Lonely Co-Ed (IA-vcl)   Col 35240
WM 1041-A  You Can Count On Me (IA-vcl)  Br m8411
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(AAA) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (cl, as), Otto Hardwick (cl, as), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Billy Strayhorn (arr). 
      World Broadcasting System studios, 711 Fifth Ave., NYC
      August 28, 1939, 3:00 to 5:40 p.m.
WM 1062-A  Bouncing Buoyancy   Col 35240
WM 1063-A  The Sergeant Was Shy Col 35214
WM 1064-A  Grievin’ (BS-arr)  Raretone (It) RTE 23004 (LP)

Note: The Smithsonian LP Duke Ellington 1939 misidentifies matrix WM 1064-A as “no previous issue”.
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(BBB) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (ss, as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Billy Strayhorn (arr). 
        probably World Broadcasting System studios, 301 E. Eire St., Chicago
      October 14, 1939, 11:00 a.m. start
WM 1091-A       Little Posey         Col 35291
WM 1092-B       I Never Felt This Way Before        Raretone (It) RTE 23004 (LP)
WM 1092-A       I Never Felt This Way Before        Col 35353
WM 1093-A       Grievin’ (DE, BS-arr)        Col 35310
WM 1094-B       Tootin’ Through The Roof        Raretone (It) RTE 23004 (LP)
WM 1094-A       Tootin’ Through The Roof        Col 35310
WM 1095-A       Weely -1          Col 35353

-1 Billy Strayhorn (p) replaces Ellington.

Note: Matrix numbers WM 1091 through WM 1095 were originally assigned WC 2802 thru WC 2806 respectively.

The Smithsonian LP Duke Ellington 1939 misidentifies matrix WM 1094-B as a V-Disc release which actually originates from a 1939 CBS program called Young Man With A Band.
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(CCC) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Billy Taylor (b), Sonny Greer (d), Billy Strayhorn (arr). 
        probably World Broadcasting System studios, 301 E. Eire St., Chicago         October 16, 1939
WM 1107-A  Your Love Has Faded (IA-vcl) -1  Col 35640  
WM 1106-A  Killin’ Myself  (IA-vcl) -1, -2                  -
WM 1108-A  Country Gal -3    Col 35776

-1 omit Ellington and add Billy Strayhorn (p)
-2 omit Ellington and add Billy Strayhorn (p, speech)
-3 omit Strayhorn and add Duke Ellington (p).

Note: The original matrix numbers for this session were WC 2813 for Your Love Has Faded, WC 2814 for Killin’ Myself and WC 2815 for Country Gal. Since these WC matrices represent the actual order of performance, that is why the WM numbers shown above are out of sequence. 

The flip side of Columbia 35776 is a re-issue of Ellington’s Jubilee Stomp recorded in 1928 on OKeh and therefore is not included in this package. 
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(DDD) Rex Stewart (cor), Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb), Juan Tizol (v-tb), Barney Bigard (cl, ts), Otto Hardwick (cl, as), Johnny Hodges (as), Ben Webster (ts), Harry Carney (cl, as, bari), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Jimmie Blanton (b), Sonny Greer (d), Ivie Anderson (vcl). 
   poss. World Broadcasting System studios, 301 E. Eire St., Chicago       February 14, 1940, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WM 1135-A  Solitude (IA-vcl)  Col 35427 
WM 1136-A  Stormy Weather (IA-vcl) Col 35556
WM 1137-A  Mood Indigo (IA-vcl)  Col 35427
WM 1138-A  Sophisticated Lady   Col 35556

Note: No take letter is stamped in the run-off groove for matrix WM 1136 on Columbia 35556.
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Album Index:

78 albums
Brunswick (6516-9, 6521)   Brunswick Record Corporation Presents Blackbirds
Columbia C-38 (35834-7)    The Duke
Columbia C-127 (37296, 37298, 37299) The Ellington Special

LP
Blu-Disc T1001  Unheard And Seldom Heard Ellington, Vol.1
Blu-Disc T1003  Unheard And Seldom Heard Ellington, Vol.2
CBS (F) 88035   The Complete Duke Ellington vol. 4 1932
Columbia C3L-27   The Ellington Era 1927-40 Volume One
Columbia C3L-39  The Ellington Era 1927-40 Volume Two
Columbia Masterworks OL 6770      Various Artists - Blackbirds of 1928
For Discriminate Collector (It) 1003       Duke’s Rare and Unissued Masters
For Discriminate Collector (It) 1022       Duke’s Unissued Masters Vol.2
GAPS 040    Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1932-1933
Raretone (It) RTE 23001  A Study in Ellingtonia – Duke Ellington
Raretone (It) RTE 23002 A Study in Ellingtonia – Duke Ellington 1937
Raretone (It) RTE 23003 A Study in Ellingtonia – Duke Ellington 1938
Raretone (It) RTE 23004  A Study in Ellingtonia – Duke Ellington 1939
Smithsonian P2 14273 Duke Ellington 1939
Up-To-Date 2002  The Studio Recordings Volume One
Up-To-Date 2009   Duke Ellington - The Studio Series, Volume Eight

CD
Columbia CK-66372        Duke Ellington & His Great Vocalists
R/V 1001       Stew Burp: Small Groups and Big Band 1936-1959
Retrieval (H) 79053     Swing Is The Thing: A Decade of Classic Recording
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RELEASE DATES OF ORIGINAL ISSUES

78 RPM singles (the contents of 78 rpm albums are listed by their singles numbers):

Brunswick: 6265: 2/18/32 Special San Francisco release, 3/24/32 national release; 6288: 5/5/32; 20105: 5/14/32; 6317: 6/2/32; 6336: 7/9/32; 6355: 8/13/32; 6374: 9/17/32; 6404: 10/22/32; 6432: 12/3/32; 6467: 1/21/33; 6516, 6517, 6518, 6519, 6521: March 1933; 6527: 3/14/33; 6571: 5/20/33; 6600: 6/3/33; 6607: 7/15/33; 6638: 9/2/33; 6646: 9/16/33; 6987: 10/13/34: 7310: 11/17/34; 7440: 6/1/35; 7461: 6/29/35; 7514: 9/7/35; 7526: 9/28/35; 7546, 7547: 11/2/35; 7625: 3/14/36; 7627: 3/21/36; 7650: 4/22/36; 7667: 5/23/36; 7670: 5/30/36; 7710: 8/8/36; 7734: 9/19/36; 7752: 10/17/36; m8004: 11/13/37; m8029: 12/18/37; m8044: 1/8/38; m8063: 2/5/38; m8083: 3/5/38; m8093: 3/19/38; m8099: 3/26/38; m8108: 4/8/38; m8131: 5/12/38; m8168: 6/30/38; m8169: 7/7/38; m8174: 7/14/38; m8186: 7/28/38; m8200: 8/25/38; m8204: 9/1/38; m8221: 9/22/38; m8231: 10/6/38; m8256: 11/10/38; m8293: 1/12/39; m8297: 1/19/39; m8306: 2/2/39; m8344: 4/6/39; m8365: 5/4/39; m8380: 5/25/39; m8405: 6/6/39; m8411: 7/13/39; (E)01527: early June 1933; (F, G) A9331: late 1932; Columbia: 35208: 9/8/39; 35214: 9/15/39; 35240: 10/13/39; 35291: 11/16/39; 35310: 12/7/39; 35353: 1/25/40; 35427: 4/11/40; 35556: 7/12/40; 35640: 8/30/40; 35683: 10/4/40; 35834, 35835, 35836, 35837: 11/29/40; 36105: 5/16/41; 36279: 9/19/41; 37296, 37297, 37298, 37299: 6/23/47; (Au) DO-2137: 11/12/40; (E)CB 591: circa April 1933; (E)CB 625: mid-June 1933; (J)J1681: October 1933; Lucky (J) 5036: 1935; Master: MA 101: 4/1/37; MA 117: 5/7/37; MA 123: 5/6/33; MA 124: 5/6/37; MA 131: 6/18/37; MA 137: 7/1/37; Parlophone (E): D.P. 266: circa 1948; D.P. 288: circa 1949; Parlophone (Sw) PZ 11304: circa 1952; Special Editions 5007-S: 6/14/48; Swing S.W.327; Variety VA 591: 7/9/37; Vocalion (E) S.50: circa January 1937.

LP:

Blu-Disc: T1001, T1003: circa 1979; CBS (F) 88035: summer 1974; Columbia C3L-27: 9/16/33; Columbia C3L-39: 3/21/66; Columbia Masterworks OL 6770: 6/5/68; FDC (It): 1003: circa 1965; 1022: circa 1969; GAPS 040: circa 1970; Raretone (It): 23001, 23002: spring 1973; 23003, 23004: fall 1973; Smithsonian P2 14273: 1977; Up-to-Date: 2002: fall 1980; 2009: early 1987.

CD: Columbia CK-66372: May 1995; R/V 1001: circa May 2000; Retrieval (H) 79053: 2007.
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Produced for release by Steven Lasker and Scott Wenzel
Excutive Producer: Michael Cuscuna

24 bit disc to digital transfer and CEDAR restoration: Steven Lasker
Metal part transfer, digital editing and CD master preperation: Andreas Meyer (www.meyer-media.com)
 
Design direction: Richard Mantel
Design production: InkWell, Inc.

Special thanks to Michael Brooks, Matt Cavaluzzo and The Institute of Jazz Studies.

The bulk of the source material used for this set came from the original 78s provided by Steven Lasker. However, we would like to thank Michael Brooks who provided us with a clean test pressing of matrix B 12773-D and The Institute of Jazz Studies with the Brunswick release of matrix WM 1000-1. Metal parts from the Sony Archives were used for matrices M 519-2, M 521-2, M 833-2, M 882-2, WM 1006-2 and WM 1008-1, and in the case where either a metal part or test pressing no longer exists, the following alternate takes were taken from LP issues: C 1199-2, M 648-2, M 649-2 and M 650-x. Special thanks for supplying sources also go to George Avakian for the only known master-pressed tests of session (T) and Jack Towers for the 16" safety disc of tracks from session (WW).

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Producers’ Note:
This set gathers together all the big band sessions led by Duke Ellington during the years 1932-40 for labels now owned by the Sony half of Sony-BMG.  

As noted in other Mosaic boxed sets that contain sources from single metal parts, the master take is seldom the first but instead usually the last take recorded. The majority of sessions from the American Record Corporation (or ARC, the original parent company of the recordings contained herein) chose for initial release the -A or -1 takes and a –B or -2 for the second choice, etc. Since there is no surviving company file that shows the original recording sequence, it was decided that for the sake of comparison within this discography, it would be best if most of the takes of a given master were grouped together in descending alphabetical or numerical order. This is not an exact science but we believe this approach most closely approximates the original recording sequence.







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