January 9, 1928. New York.

Columbia recording session. Barney Bigard replaces Jackson.

The Washingtonians: Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, ss, bs, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, ss, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

145488-3 Harmony 577H M3:13
C27-28:14
Sweet Mama, Papa's Getting Mad
145489-3 Harmony 601H M3:14
C27-28:15
Stack O'Lee Blues
145490-3 Harmony 577H M3:15
C27-28:16
Bugle Call Rag


January 19, 1928. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square. Odd that "Harlem Twist" was issued as Lonnie Johnson's Harlem Footwarmers even though Lonnie Johnson was not present.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, ss, bs, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, ss, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

400030-B Okeh 41013 M3:16
C27-28:17
JTB:5
Take It Easy
400031-A Okeh 41013 M3:17
C27-28:18
JTB:6
Jubilee Stomp

Lonnie Johnson's Harlem Footwarmers:

400032-A Okeh 8638 M3:18
C27-28:19
East St Louis Toodle-Oo [as Harlem Twist]


March 8, 1928. New York.

Pathe & Cameo recording session at Pathe Studio. Pathe issued as The Whoopee Makers.

The Washingtonians/The Whoopee Makers: Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, ss, bs, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, ss, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

2944-A Cameo 8182 M3:20
C27-28:20
AT1:13
East St Louis Toodle-Oo
108079-1 Pathe 36781 M3:19 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
108080-1 Pathe 36781 M3:21
AT1:14
Jubilee Stomp
2945-B Cameo 8182 M3:22
C27-28:21
Jubilee Stomp
108081-? Pathe 36787 M3:23
AT1:15
Take It Easy
2946-B Cameo 8188 M3:24
C27-28:22
Take It Easy


March 21, 1928. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

The Washingtonians: Louis Metcalf, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, ss, bs, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, ss, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E27090 Brunswick 4009 M4:1
C27-28:23
Take It Easy
E27091 Vocalion 15710 M4:2
C27-28:24
Jubilee Stomp
E27093 Brunswick 4044 M4:3
AT1:16
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)
E27094 Brunswick 4009 M4:4
C28:1
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)


March 26, 1928. New York.

Victor recording session at the 44th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, ss, bs, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, ss, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE43502-2 Victor 21580 M4:5
C28:2
RCA:1/15
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)
BVE43503-2 Victor 21580 M4:6
C28:3
RCA:1/16
Jubilee Stomp
BVE43504-2 Victor 21703 M4:7
C28:4
RCA:1/17
Got Everything But You


June 25, 1928. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. Johnny Hodges replaces Hardwick.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E27771-C Brunswick 3987 M4:8
C28:5
Yellow Dog Blues
E27772-A Brunswick 3987 M4:9
C28:6
Tishomingo Blues
E27772-B Brunswick 3987 Gift:5 Tishomingo Blues


July 10, 1928. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square.

The Harlem Footwarmers: Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

W400859-B Okeh 8602 M4:10
C28:7
Diga Diga Doo
Irving Mills, vocal
W400860-C Okeh 8602 M4:11
C28:8
Doin' The New Low Down
Irving Mills, vocal


October 1, 1928. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square. Lonnie Johnson sits in.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

W401172-B Okeh 8636 M4:12
C28:9
EsCo:1/4
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)
W401173-B Okeh 8636 M4:13
C28:10
JTB:9
Swampy River

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Lonnie Johnson, g; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

W401175-A Okeh 8623 M4:14
C28:11
EsCo:1/6
JTB:8
The Mooche
Baby Cox, vocal

Lonnie Johnson's Harlem Footwarmers

W401176-B Okeh 8638 M4:15
C28:12
Move Over

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra:

W401177-A Okeh 8623 M4:16
C28:13
JTB:7
Hot And Bothered
Baby Cox, vocal


October 2, 1928. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E28441-? Brunswick 4110 M5:1
C28:19
Awful Sad


October 17, 1928. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins or Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, cl, ss, as; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d .

E28359-A Brunswick 4122 M4:21
C28:17
VDisc:3/18
The Mooche
E28360-A Brunswick 4110 M4:22
C28:18
Louisiana


circa October 19, 1928. New York.

Pathe recording session at Pathe Studio.

Whoopee Makers: Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

108446-1 Pathe 36899 M4:17
C28:14
The Mooche
108446-2 Pathe 36899 M4:18
AT1:14
The Mooche
108447-2 Pathe 36915 M4:19
C28:15
Hot And Bothered
108448-1 Pathe 36899 M4:20
C28:16
Move Over


October 30, 1928. New York.

Victor recording session at the 44th Street Studio.

Ozie Ware Soprano With Hot Five: Freddy Jenkins, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Wellman Braud, bb, Sonny Greer, d.

BVE48100-1 Victor 21777 M5:3
C28:21
RCA:1/18
Santa Claus, Bring My Man Back To Me
Ozie Ware, vocal
BVE48101-2 Victor 21777 M5:4
C28:22
RCA:1/19
I Done Caught You Blues
Ozie Ware, vocal

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, bb; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE47799-2 Victor V-38034 M5:2
C28:20
RCA:1/20
100:3
The Mooche
BVE48102-1 Meritt 24 M5:5
RCA:2/1
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Baby Cox, Irving Mills as Goodie Goodwin, vocal
BVE48103-1 Victor 26310 M5:6
C28:24
RCA:2/2
No Papa No
BVE48103-2 RCA LPV-568 M5:7
C28-29:1
RCA:2/3
No Papa No
Ozie Ware, vocal


November 10, 1928. New York.

Victor recording session at the 44th Street Studio. Wellman Braud switches from brass to string bass.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE48102-4 Victor V-38008 M5:8
C28:23
RCA:2/4
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Baby Cox, Irving Mills as Goodie Goodwin, vocal


November 15, 1928. New York.

Victor recording session at the 44th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE48166-2 Victor V-38007 M5:9
C28-29:2
RCA:2/5
Bandanna Babies
Ozie Ware, vocal
BVE48167-2 Victor V-38008 M5:10
C28-29:3
RCA:2/6
Diga Diga Doo
Ozie Ware, Irving Mills as Goodie Goodwin, vocal
BVE48168-1 Victor V-38007 M5:11
C28-29:4
RCA:2/7
I Must Have That Man


November 22, 1928. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

W401350-D Okeh 8662 M5:12
C28-29:5
The Blues With A Feeling

The Chicago Footwarmers:

W401351-E Okeh 8675 M5:13
C28-29:6
Goin' To Town

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Lonnie Johnson, g, added.

W401352-D Okeh 8662 M5:14
C28-29:7
Misty Mornin'


circa December 5, 1928. New York.

Pathe recording session at Pathe Studio.

The Whoopee Makers: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

108532-3 Pathe 36923 M5:17
C28-29:11
Hottentot
108533-3 Pathe 36923 M5:18
C28-29:12
Misty Mornin'


December 12, 1928. New York.

Cameo recording session at Pathe Studio.

Ozie Ware With The Whoopee Makers: Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Sonny Greer, d.

3532-B Cameo 9039 M5:15
C28-29:8
Hit Me In The Nose Blues
Ozie Ware, vocal

Ozie Ware: Duke Ellington, p.

3533-B Cameo 9039 M5:16
C28-29:9
It's All Comin' Home To You
Ozie Ware, vocal


December 20, 1928. New York.

Victor recording session at Liederkranz Hall.

Warren Mills & His Blues Serenaders: Freddy Jenkins, Bubber Miley, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d; Matt Malneck, vn, dir; with orchestra (t/tb/2as/ts/5vn/p/g/bb/d).

BVE49007-1 Jazz Archives 21 M5:19
AT1:18
RCA:2/8
St Louis Blues
Adelaide Hall, Hall Johnson Choir, vocal
BVE49007-2 Victor 35962 M5:20
C28-29:10
RCA:2/9
St Louis Blues
Adelaide Hall, Hall Johnson Choir, vocal
BVE49007-3 RCA 09026 63386 RCA:2/10 St Louis Blues
Adelaide Hall, Hall Johnson Choir, vocal


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