January 8, 1931. New York.

Okeh recording session at 1819 Broadway. The session formerly listed on November 8, 1930.

New York Syncopators: 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.

W404802-A Odeon 36190 M12:6
C30v2:23
I Can't Realize You Love Me
Sid Garry, vocal
W404803-B Odeon 36190 M12:7
C30-31:1
I'm So In Love With You
Sid Garry, vocal

The Harlem Footwarmers:

W404804-A Okeh 8869 M12:8
C30-31:2
Rockin' In Rhythm


January 10, 1931. New York.

Plaza recording session. Fred Guy adds guitar.

The Whoopee Makers: 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

10356-1 Oriole 2191 M12:19
AT2:20
Them There Eyes
Chick Bullock, vocal
10356-2 Banner 32070 M12:20
C30-31:11
Them There Eyes
Chick Bullock, vocal
10356-3 Perfect 15418 M12:21
AT2:21
Them There Eyes
Chick Bullock, vocal
10357-1 Oriole 2191 M12:22
C30-31:12
Rockin' Chair
Chick Bullock, vocal
10357-2 Perfect 15418 M12:23
AT2:22
Rockin' Chair
Chick Bullock, vocal
10357-3 Reprise 10244 M12:24 Rockin' Chair
Chick Bullock, vocal
10357-4 Banner 32070 AT2:23 Rockin' Chair
Chick Bullock, vocal

The Georgia Syncopators:

10359-3 Melotone 12444 C30-31:13 I'm So In Love With You
Chick Bullock, vocal


January 14, 1931. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio.

Earl Jackson & His Musical Champions 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E35800-A Brunswick 6732 C30-31:14 Rockin' Chair
Benny Paine, vocal

The Jungle Band:

E35801-A Brunswick 6038 C30-31:15
VDisc:3/19
Rockin' In Rhythm
E35802-A Brunswick 6038 C30-31:16 Twelfth Street Rag


January 16, 1931. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BVE67798-2 Victor 22614 C30-31:18
RCA:5/13
The River And Me
Chick Bullock, vocal
BVE67799-1 Victor 22614 C30-31:19
RCA:5/14
Keep A Song In Your Soul
Chick Bullock, vocal
BVE67800-1 Victor 23036 C30-31:20
RCA:5/15
Sam And Delilah
Chick Bullock, vocal
BVE67401-1 Victor 26310 C30-31:17
RCA:5/16
Rockin' In Rhythm
BVE67401-2 RCA 741068 AT2:24
RCA:5/17
100:6
Rockin' In Rhythm


January 20, 1931. New York.

Brunswick recording session at Brunswick Studio. "Creole Rhapsody" issued as The Jungle Band. The first 13 bars are missing on AT3:1.

Earl Jackson & His Musical Champions/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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

E35938-A Melotone 12080 C30-31:21 The Peanut Vendor
E35939-A Brunswick 6093 C30-31:22 Creole Rhapsody [Part 1]
E35940-A Brunswick 6093 C30-31:23 Creole Rhapsody [Part 2]
E35940-AA Brunswick 80047 AT3:1 Creole Rhapsody [Part 2]
E35941-A Melotone 12080 C31-32:1 Is That Religion?
Dick Robertson, vocal


June 11, 1931. Camden, New Jersey.

RCA-Victor recording session at Church Studio 2.

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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

CRC68231-2 Victor 36049 C31-32:2
RCA:5/18
Creole Rhapsody [Part 1]
CRC68233-2 RCA 09026 63386 RCA:5/20 Creole Rhapsody [Part 2]
CRC68233-3 Victor 36049 C31-32:3
RCA:5/19
Creole Rhapsody [Part 2]


June 16, 1931. Camden, New Jersey.

RCA-Victor recording session at Church 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BRC68237-1 Victor 22743 C31-32:4
RCA:6/1
Limehouse Blues
BRC68238-1 Victor 22743 C31-32:5
RCA:6/2
Echoes Of The Jungle


June 17, 1931. Camden, New Jersey.

RCA-Victor recording session at Church Studio 2.

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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BRC68239-1 Victor 22791 C31-32:6
RCA:6/3
It's Glory
BRC68240-1 Victor 22800 AT3:2
RCA:6/4
CCBF:1/19
The Mystery Song
BRC68240-2 RCA 741085 C31-32:7
RCA:6/5
The Mystery Song


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