January 8, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

The Jungle Band: 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.

E28939-A Brunswick 4345 M6:1
C28-29:13
Doin' The Voom Voom
E28940-A Brunswick 01338 M6:2
C28-29:14
Tiger Rag [Part 1]
E28940-B Brunswick 4328 M6:3
AT1:19
Tiger Rag [Part 1]
E28941-A Brunswick 4328 M6:4
C28-29:15
Tiger Rag [Part 2]


January 16, 1929. New York.

RCA-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.

BVE49652-1 Up-to-Date 2006 M6:5
AT4:24
RCA:2/11
Flaming Youth
BVE49652-2 Victor V-38035 M6:6
C28-29:16
RCA:2/12
Flaming Youth
BVE49653-2 Victor V-38036 M6:7
C28-29:17
RCA:2/13
Saturday Night Function
BVE49654-1 Victor V-38036 M6:8
C28-29:18
RCA:2/14
High Life
BVE49655-1 RCA 09026 63386 RCA:2/15 Doin' The Voom Voom
BVE49655-2 Victor V-38035 M6:9
C28-29:19
RCA:2/16
Doin' The Voom Voom


February 18, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session.

Duke Ellington & His 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.

BVE48373-2 Victor V-38045 M6:10
C28-29:20
RCA:2/17
Japanese Dream
BVE48374-1 Victor V-38045 M6:11
C28-29:21
RCA:2/18
Harlemania


March 1, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. Cootie Williams replaces Miley.

The Jungle Band: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, 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.

E29381-? Brunswick 4345 M6:12
C28-29:22
Rent Party Blues
E29382-A Brunswick 4309 M6:13
C29:1
Paducah
E29383-B Brunswick 4309 M6:14
C29:2
Harlem Flat Blues


March 7, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Liederkranz Hall.

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

BVE49767-1 Victor V-38053 M6:15
AT1:20
RCA:3/1
The Dicty Glide
BVE49767-2 Victor V-38053 M6:16
C29:3
RCA:3/2
The Dicty Glide
BVE49768-2 Victor V-38065 M6:17
C29:4
RCA:3/3
Hot Feet
Cootie Williams, vocal
BVE49769-1 Victor V-38065 M6:18
C29:5
RCA:3/4
Sloppy Joe
Sonny Greer, vocal
BVE49769-2 Victor V-38065 M6:19
AT1:21
RCA:3/5
Sloppy Joe
Sonny Greer, vocal
BVE49770-2 Victor V-38053 M6:20
C29:6
RCA:3/6
Stevedore Stomp


March 15, 1929. New York.

Cameo recording session at Pathe Studio.

The Washingtonians: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, bb.

3713-C Cameo 9175 M6:21
C29:7
Saratoga Swing
3714-A Cameo 9195 M6:22
C29:8
Who Said "It's Tight Like That?"
Cootie Williams, vocal

Ozie Ware With The Whoopee Makers:

3715-B Cameo 9240 M6:23
C29:9
He Just Don't Appeal To Me
Ozie Ware, vocal


April 4, 1929. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Joe Turner & His Memphis Men: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, 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.

148170-3 Columbia 5486 M7:1
C29:10
I Must Have That Man
148171-1 Columbia 1813D M7:2
C29:11
Freeze And Melt
148172-3 Columbia 1813D M7:3
C29:12
Mississippi Moan


April 12, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Liederkranz Hall.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, 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; with Harmonica Charlie and comments by Irving Mills.

51158-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4
C29:13
RCA:3/7
A NITE AT THE COTTON CLUB PART 1
51158-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4a
C29:13a
RCA:3/7a
Cotton Club Stomp [A Nite At The Cotton Club Part 1]
51158-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4b
C29:13b
RCA:3/7b
Misty Mornin' [A Nite At The Cotton Club Part 1]
51159-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4
C29:14
RCA:3/8
A NITE AT THE COTTON CLUB PART 2
51159-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4a
C29:14a
RCA:3/8a
Goin' To Town [A Nite At The Cotton Club Part 2]
51159-1 Pirate MPC-524 M7:4b
C29:14b
RCA:3/8b
Freeze And Melt [A Nite At The Cotton Club Part 2]
Irving Mills, unidentified choir, vocal


May 3, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Liederkranz Hall.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, 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.

BVE51971-2 Victor V-38079 M7:5
C29:15
RCA:3/9
Cotton Club Stomp
BVE51972-2 Victor V-38058 M7:6
C29:16
RCA:3/10
Misty Mornin'
BVE51973-2 Victor V-38079 M7:7
C29:17
RCA:3/11
Arabian Lover
BVE51974-2 Victor V-38058 M7:8
C29:18
RCA:3/12
Saratoga Swing


May 28, 1929. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Memphis Men: 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.

148640-1 Columbia 36157 M7:9
C29:19
That Rhythm Man
Sonny Greer, vocal

Sonny Greer & His Memphis Men: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, Harry Carney, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

148641-3 Columbia 1868D M7:10
C29:20
Beggar's Blues

Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b, Sonny Greer, d.

148642-1 Columbia 1868D M7:11
C29:21
Saturday Night Function


July 29, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. Juan Tizol added.

The Jungle Band: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; 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.

E30585-B Brunswick 4492 M7:12
C29:22
Black And Blue
E30586-? Brunswick 4492 M7:13
C29:23
Jungle Jamboree


August 2, 1929. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square.

The Harlem Footwarmers: Arthur Whetsel, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

W402551-C Okeh 8720 M7:14
C29-30:1
Jungle Jamboree
W402553-B Okeh 8720 M7:15
C29-30:2
Snake Hip Dance


August 12-17, 1929. New York.

RCA Gramercy Studio for RKO film Black And Tan.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; 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.

RKO DEIHdvd:1-6
M7:16
BJ&B
BLACK AND TAN [film]
RKO DEIHdvd:1a
M7:16a
BJ&B
Black And Tan Fantasy [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:1b
M7:16b
BJ&B
Black And Tan Fantasy [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:1c
M7:16c
BJ&B
Black And Tan Fantasy [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:1d
M7:16d
BJ&B
Black And Tan Fantasy [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:1e
M7:16e
BJ&B
The Duke Steps Out [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:2a
M7:16f
BJ&B
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills) [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:2b
M7:16g
BJ&B
The Duke Steps Out [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:2c
M7:16h
BJ&B
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills) [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:3
M7:16i
BJ&B
Cotton Club Stomp [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:4
M7:16j
BJ&B
Flaming Youth [from film Black And Tan]
RKO DEIHdvd:5
M7:16k
BJ&B
Same Train [from film Black And Tan]
Hall Johnson Choir, vocal
RKO DEIHdvd:6
M7:16l
BJ&B
Black And Tan Fantasy [from film Black And Tan]
Hall Johnson Choir, vocal


September 10, 1929. New York.

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

The Washingtonians/The Whoopee Makers: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, 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.

4062-A 9017-1 Cameo 9306 M8:1
C29-30:3
Doin' The Voom Voom
4063-B 9018-2 Pathe 37059 M8:2
C29-30:4
Flaming Youth
4064-B 9019-2 Cameo 9306 M8:3
C29-30:5
Saturday Night Function


September 13, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. The Bill Robinson titles are not in the New Desor, but a strong case has been made for their inclusion, see Dems 02/2-26.

Bill Robinson acc. by Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Gang: Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d; Bill Robinson dances.

E30526 Brunswick M8:4 Ain't Misbehavin'
Bill Robinson, vocal
E30527 Brunswick M8:5 Doin' The New Low Down
Bill Robinson, vocal

The Jungle Band: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; 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.

E30937-A Brunswick 4705 M8:6
C29-30:6
Jolly Wog
E30938-B Brunswick 4705 M8:7
C29-30:7
Jazz Convulsions


September 16, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at the 46th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, cl, ss; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Teddy Bunn, g; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE55845-2 Victor V-38089 M8:8
C29-30:8
RCA:3/13
Mississippi Dry
BVE55846-2 Victor V-38092 M8:9
C29-30:9
RCA:3/14
The Duke Steps Out
BVE55847-2 Victor V-38092 M8:10
C29-30:10
RCA:3/15
Haunted Nights
BVE55848-2 Victor V-38089 M8:11
C29-30:11
RCA:3/16
Swanee Shuffles


October 25, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

Six Jolly Jesters: Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E31301-A Vocalion 15843 M8:12
C29-30:12
Six Or Seven Times
Cootie Williams, Sonny Greer, vocal
E31301-B Vocalion 15843 M8:13
AT1:22
Six Or Seven Times
Cootie Williams, Sonny Greer, vocal


October 29, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

Six Jolly Jesters: Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d; with The Washboard Serenaders (Harold Randolph, kazoo; Teddy Bunn, g; Bruce Johnson, washboard).

E31371-A Vocalion 15843 M8:14
C29-30:13
Goin' Nuts
Harold Randolph, vocal
E31372-A Vocalion 1449 M8:15
C29-30:14
Oklahoma Stomp
E31372-B MCA 1374 M8:16
AT1:23
Oklahoma Stomp


November 14, 1929. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Liederkranz Hall.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; 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.

BVE57542-1 Victor V-38115 M8:17
C29-30:15
RCA:3/17
The Breakfast Dance
BVE57543-2 Victor V-38129 M8:18
C29-30:16
RCA:3/18
Jazz Lips
BVE57544-1 Victor V-38115 M8:19
C29-30:17
RCA:3/19
March Of The Hoodlums


November 20, 1929. New York.

Okeh recording session at 11 Union Square.

The Harlem Footwarmers: Freddy Jenkins, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, Harry Carney, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Sonny Greer, d.

W403286-B Okeh 8760 M8:20
C29-30:18
The Lazy Duke

Freddy Jenkins, t; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Sonny Greer, d.

W403287-B Okeh 8746 M8:21
C29-30:19
Blues Of The Vagabond
W403289-B Okeh 8746 M8:22
C29-30:20
Syncopated Shuffle


December 10, 1929. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

The Jungle Band: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b.

E31508-A Brunswick 4760 M9:1
C29-30:21
Sweet Mama
E31509-A Brunswick 4887 M9:2
CCT:3/4
Wall Street Wail
E31509-B Decca GRD-3 M9:3
AT1:24
Wall Street Wail
E31510-A Ace-of-Hearts AH-47 M9:4
C29-30:23
Cincinnati Daddy


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