January 29, 1930. New York.

Plaza recording session.

The Ten Black Berries: 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.

9319-1 Perfect 15272 M9:5
C29-30:24
St James Infirmary
Irving Mills as Sonny Smith, vocal
9319-2 Banner 594 M9:6
AT2:1
St James Infirmary
Irving Mills as Sonny Smith, vocal
9319-3 Caracol 194 M9:7
AT2:2
St James Infirmary
Irving Mills as Sonny Smith, vocal
9320-1 Banner 607 M9:8
AT2:3
When You're Smiling
Irving Mills as Sonny Smith, vocal
9320-3 Perfect 15272 M9:9
C30:1
When You're Smiling
Irving Mills as Sonny Smith, vocal
9321-1 Banner 594 M9:10
AT2:4
Rent Party Blues
9321-2 Caracol 194 M9:11
AT2:5
Rent Party Blues
9321-3 Banner 594 M9:12
C30:2
Rent Party Blues
9322-1 Banner 598 M9:13
AT2:6
Jungle Blues
9322-2 Oriole 1854 M9:14
C30:3
Jungle Blues


February 21, 1930. 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; Sonny Greer, d.

E32210-A Brunswick 4776 M9:15
C30:7
Maori (A Samoan Dance)


March 20, 1930. 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; Sonny Greer, d.

E32447-A Bunswick 4760 M9:16
C30:6
When You're Smiling
Irving Mills, vocal
E32447-B Up-to-Date 2007 M9:17
AT2:7
When You're Smiling
Irving Mills, vocal
E32448-A Brunswick 4776 M9:18
AT2:8
Maori (A Samoan Dance)
E32448-B MCA 1374 M9:19
AT2:9
Maori (A Samoan Dance)
E32449-? Brunswick 4776 M9:20
C30:8
Admiration


March 1930. New York.

Durium recording session.

Harlem Hot Chocolates: 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.

1045C Hit of the Week 1045 M9:21
C30:4
Sing, You Sinners
Irving Mills, vocal
1046D Hit of the Week 1046 M9:22
C30:5
St James Infirmary
Irving Mills, vocal


April 3, 1930. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Mills Ten Blackberries: 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.

150165-2 Velvet Tone 7072 M10:1
C30:9
The Mooche
150165-3 Diva 6046 M10:2
AT2:10
The Mooche
150166-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 M10:3
C30:10
Ragamuffin Romeo
150167-2 Velvet Tone 7072 M10:4
AT2:11
East St Louis Toodle-Oo
150167-3 Diva 6046 M10:5
C30:11
East St Louis Toodle-Oo


April 11, 1930. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at the 44th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club 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; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE59692-2 Victor V-38129 M10:6
C30:12
RCA:4/1
Double Check Stomp
BVE59693-2 Victor V-38130 M10:7
C30:13
RCA:4/2
My Gal Is Good For Nothing But Love
Frank Marvin, vocal
BVE59694-1 Victor V-38130 M10:8
C30:14
RCA:4/3
I Was Made To Love You
Frank Marvin, vocal


April 22, 1930. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. There is another "Cotton Club Stomp" by Ellington-Hodges-Carney.

The Jungle Band: Freddy Jenkins, 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; "Joe" Cornell Smeiser, ac; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E32612-A Brunswick 4783 M10:9
C30:15
Double Check Stomp
E32613-A Brunswick 4783 M10:10
C30:16
Accordion Joe
Dick Robertson, vocal
E32613-B Up-to-Date 2007 M10:11
AT2:12
Accordion Joe
Dick Robertson, vocal
E32614-A Brunswick 4887 M10:12
C29-30:22
C30:17
Cotton Club Stomp [#2]
E32614-B Up-to-Date 2007 M10:13
AT2:13
Cotton Club Stomp [#2]


June 4, 1930. New York.

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

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.

BVE62192-1 Victor V-38143 M10:14
C30:18
RCA:4/4
Sweet Dreams Of Love
BVE62192-2 Bluebird 2499-2-RB M10:15
RCA:4/5
Sweet Dreams Of Love
BVE62193-2 Victor 23022 M10:16
C30:19
RCA:4/6
Jungle Nights In Harlem
BVE62194-1 Victor V-38143 M10:17
C30:20
RCA:4/7
Sweet Jazz O' Mine
BVE62194-2 Victor V-38143 M10:18
AT2:14
RCA:4/8
Sweet Jazz O' Mine
BVE62195-2 Victor 23041 M10:19
C30:21
RCA:4/9
Shout 'Em, Aunt Tillie


June 12, 1930. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Mills Ten Blackberries: 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.

150584-1 Verve 7088 M10:20
AT2:15
Sweet Mama
150584-2 Diva 6062 M10:21
C30:22
Sweet Mama
150585-1 Diva 6056 M10:22
C30:23
EsCo:1/1
Hot And Bothered
150586-1 Verve 7088 *** Double Check Stomp
150586-2 Diva 6062 M10:23
C30v2:1
Double Check Stomp
150590-1 Diva 6056 M10:24
C30v2:2
Black And Tan Fantasy


Early August 1930. Los Angeles.

RKO's Hollywood Studios. For the RKO film "Check And Double Check." Three Little Words was recorded for this film, but used instead in the RKO film "The Lady Refuses." The version of Three Little Words used in "Check And Double Check" is played by a studio orchestra, not by Ellington.

Duke Ellington & His 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.

RKO M11:1
CDCvhs
DEIHdvd:7
CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK [film]
RKO M11:1a
CDCvhs
When I'm Blue [from film Check And Double Check]
RKO M11:1b
CDCvhs
The Mystery Song [from film Check And Double Check]
RKO M11:1c
CDCvhs
East St Louis Toodle-Oo [from film Check And Double Check]
RKO M11:1d
CDCvhs
DEIHdvd:7a
{Three Little Words} [from film Check And Double Check]
The Rhythm Boys, vocal
RKO M11:1e
CDCvhs
DEIHdvd:7b
Old Man Blues [from film Check And Double Check]
Roan AED-2027 *** THE LADY REFUSES [film]
Roan AED-2027 *** Three Little Words [from film The Lady Refuses]


August 20, 1930. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Hollywood Studios.

Duke Ellington & His 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.

BVE61011-2 Pirate MPC-509 M11:2
AT2:16
RCA:4/10
Ring Dem Bells
Cootie Williams, vocal
BVE61011-3 Victor 20-1532 M11:3
C30v2:3
RCA:4/11
Ring Dem Bells
Cootie Williams, vocal
BVE61012-1 Up-to-Date 2008 M11:4
AT4:25
RCA:4/12
Old Man Blues
BVE61012-2 Bluebird B-6450 M11:5
AT2:17
RCA:4/13
Old Man Blues
BVE61012-3 Up-to-Date 2008 M11:6
RCA:4/14
Old Man Blues
BVE61013-1 RCA 09026 63386 M11:7
RCA:4/15
Three Little Words
Emmanuel Hall's Qt, vocal


August 26, 1930. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Hollywood Studios.

Duke Ellington & His 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.

BVE61013-5 Victor 22528 M11:8
C30v2:7
RCA:4/16
Three Little Words
The Rhythm Boys, vocal
BVE61011-6 Victor 22538 M11:9
C30v2:5
RCA:4/17
VDisc:3/9
Ring Dem Bells
Cootie Williams, vocal
BVE61012-4 Jazz Archives 21 M11:10
RCA:4/18
Old Man Blues
BVE61012-6 Victor 23022 M11:11
C30v2:4
C30v2:6
RCA:4/19
100:4
Old Man Blues


October 2, 1930. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 4.

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.

BVE63360-1 Victor 23016 M11:12
AT2:18
RCA:4/20
Hittin' The Bottle
Dick Robertson, vocal
BVE63360-2 Victor 23016 M11:13
C30v2:8
RCA:4/21
Hittin' The Bottle
Dick Robertson, vocal
BVE63361-3 Victor 23016 M11:14
C30v2:9
RCA:4/22
That Lindy Hop
Dick Robertson, vocal
BVE63362-2 Victor 23017 M11:15
C30v2:10
RCA:5/1
You're Lucky To Me
Dick Robertson, vocal
BVE63363-1 Victor 23017 M11:16
C30v2:11
RCA:5/2
Memories Of You
Dick Robertson, vocal


October 14, 1930. New York.

Okeh recording session at 1819 Broadway.

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

W404481-A Okeh 8840 M12:1
C30v2:22
Mood Indigo [as Dreamy Blues]
W404482-C Okeh 8836 M11:17
C30v2:12
Big House Blues
W404483-B Okeh 8836 M11:18
C30v2:13
Rocky Mountain Blues


October 17, 1930. 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; Sonny Greer, d.

E34927-A Brunswick 4952 M11:19
C30v2:14
Runnin' Wild
Dick Robertson, vocal

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

E34928-A Brunswick 4952 M11:20
C30v2:15
Mood Indigo [as Dreamy Blues]


October 27, 1930. 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; Sonny Greer, d.

E35035-B Brunswick 6003 M11:21
C30v2:16
Home Again Blues
Dick Robertson, vocal
E35036-A Brunswick 6003 M11:22
C30v2:17
Wang-Wang Blues
Benny Paine, Dick Robertson, vocal


October 30, 1930. New York.

Okeh recording session at 1819 Broadway.

The Harlem Music Masters: 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.

W404519-A Odeon 36166 M12:2
C30v2:18
EsCo:1/5
Ring Dem Bells
Cootie Williams, vocal
W404520-E Odeon 36166 M12:3
C30v2:19
Three Little Words
Irving Mills, vocal

The Harlem Footwarmers:

W404521-B Okeh 8869 M12:4
C30v2:20
Old Man Blues
W404522-B Okeh 8840 M12:5
C30v2:21
Sweet Chariot
Cootie Williams, vocal


November 21, 1930. New York.

Okeh recording session.

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.

BVE64812-1 Victor 22586 M12:9
C30-31:3
RCA:5/3
Nine Little Miles From Ten-Ten-Tennessee
Billy Smith as Smith Ballew, vocal
BVE64812-2 Victor 22586 M12:10
AT2:19
RCA:5/4
Nine Little Miles From Ten-Ten-Tennessee
Billy Smith as Smith Ballew, vocal
BVE64813-1 RCA 09026 63386 M12:11
RCA:5/5
I'm So In Love With You
Billy Smith as Smith Ballew, vocal
BVE64813-2 Victor 23041 M12:12
C30-31:4
RCA:5/6
I'm So In Love With You
Billy Smith as Smith Ballew, vocal


November 26, 1930. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

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.

BVE64378-1 RCA 741068 M12:13
C30-31:5
RCA:5/7
What Good Am I Without You?
Sid Garry, vocal
BVE64379-1 Victor 22603 M12:14
C30-31:6
RCA:5/8
Blue Again
Sid Garry, vocal
BVE64380-2 Tax LP-9 M12:15
C30-31:7
RCA:5/9
When A Black Man's Blue
Sid Garry, vocal


December 10, 1930. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

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.

BVE64811-4 Victor 22587 M12:16
C30-31:10
RCA:5/10
100:5
Mood Indigo
BVE64378-4 Victor 22586 M12:17
C30-31:8
RCA:5/11
What Good Am I Without You?
Dick Robertson, vocal
BVE64380-4 Victor 22587 M12:18
C30-31:9
RCA:5/12
When A Black Man's Blue
Benny Paine, vocal


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