February 2, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session. Ivie Anderson added.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

B11200-A Brunswick 6317 C31-32:8 Moon Over Dixie
Sonny Greer, vocal
B11204-A Brunswick 6265 C31-32:9
EsCo:1/7
Vocalists:1
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B11205-A Brunswick 6288 C31-32:10 Lazy Rhapsody
Cootie Williams, vocal
B11205-B Columbia 35834 AT3:3 Lazy Rhapsody
Cootie Williams, vocal


February 3, 1932. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 1. RCA:6/6 is mono. RCA:6/7 is stereo.

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.

71812-2 Victor L-16006 C31-32:11a
SRIE:1
RCA:6/6a
RCA:6/7a
Mood Indigo [medley]
71812-2 Victor L-16006 C31-32:11b
SRIE:2
RCA:6/6b
RCA:6/7b
Hot And Bothered [medley]
71812-2 Victor L-16006 C31-32:11c
SRIE:3
RCA:6/6c
RCA:6/7c
Creole Love Call [medley]
71812-3 RCA 741085 AT3:4a Mood Indigo [medley]
71812-3 RCA 741085 AT3:4b Hot And Bothered [medley]
71812-3 RCA 741085 AT3:4c Creole Love Call [medley]


February 4, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

B11223-A Brunswick 6288 C31-32:12 Blue Tune
B11223-B Columbia CL-2046 AT3:5 Blue Tune
B11224-A Brunswick 6317 C31-32:13 Baby, When You Ain't There
Cootie Williams, vocal


February 9, 1932. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 1. 71836 and 71837 together make stereo.

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.

71836-2 71837-1 Victor L-16007 C31-32:14a
RCA:6/8a
SRIE:4
SDT:5
East St Louis Toodle-Oo
71836-2 71837-1 Victor L-16007 C31-32:14b
RCA:6/8b
SRIE:5
SDT:5
Lots O' Fingers
71836-2 71837-1 Victor L-16007 C31-32:14c
RCA:6/8c
SRIE:6
SDT:5
Black And Tan Fantasy
71838-1 Victor 22938 C31-32:15
RCA:6/9
Dinah
Sonny Greer, Cootie Williams, vocal
71839-1 Victor 22938 C31-32:16
RCA:6/10
Bugle Call Rag


February 11, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

Bing Crosby with Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

BX11263-A Brunswick 20105 C31-32:17 St Louis Blues
Bing Crosby, vocal
BX11263-B Brunswick 20105 AT3:6
Vocalists:2
St Louis Blues
Bing Crosby, vocal

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra:

BX11264-A Brunswick 20105 C31-32:18 Creole Love Call
BX11265-A Brunswick 6265 C31-32:19 Rose Room


May 16, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session. Otto Hardwick returns. Lawrence Brown added.

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

B11839-A Brunswick 6374 C32-33:1 Blue Harlem
B11840-A Brunswick 6336 C32-33:2 The Sheik Of Araby


May 17, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

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

B11850-A Brunswick 6355 C32-33:3 Swampy River
B11851-A Brunswick 6355 C32-33:4 Lots O' Fingers [as Fast And Furious]
B11852-A Columbia 35836 AT3:7 Best Wishes
B11852-B Brunswick 6374 C32-33:5 Best Wishes


May 18, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

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

B11865-A Columbia 37299 C32-33:6 Slippery Horn
B11866-A Brunswick 6336 C32-33:7 Blue Ramble
B11866-B Columbia 35834 AT3:8 Blue Ramble
B11867-B Columbia 37299 C32-33:8 Clouds In My Heart


September 19, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session. There is a different "Blue Mood" composed by Edgar Hayes and Irving Mills that is sometimes confused with with this composition.

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

B12332-A Columbia 37298 C32-33:9 Blue Mood
B12332-B Gaps 040 AT3:9 Blue Mood
B12332-C Raretone RTE-23001 AT3:10 Blue Mood
B12333-A Brunswick 6432 C32-33:10 Ducky Wucky
B12333-B Columbia 35683 AT3:11 Ducky Wucky


September 21, 1932. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session ("Maori"). ARC recording session ("Jazz Cocktail" and "Lightnin'"). Benny Carter sits in.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Benny Carter, as (on Jazz Cocktail only) ; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BS73557-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 C32-33:13
RCA:6/11
Maori (A Samoan Dance)
B12343-A Brunswick 6404 C32-33:11 Jazz Cocktail
B12343-B Gaps 040 AT3:12 Jazz Cocktail
B12344-A Brunswick 6404 C32-33:12 Lightnin'
B12344-B Columbia 35835 AT3:13 Lightnin'


September 22, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

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

B12345-A Brunswick 9331 C32-33:14 Stars
Ray Mitchell, vocal
B12345-B CBS 88035 AT3:14 Stars
Ray Mitchell, vocal
B12346-A Columbia 35683 C32-33:15 Swing Low
B12346-B Brunswick 6432 AT3:15 Swing Low


December 21, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

Adelaide Hall with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B12773-A Blu-Disc 1001 AT3:16 I Must Have That Man
Adelaide Hall, vocal
B12773-B Blu-Disc 1001 AT3:17
Vocalists:5
I Must Have That Man
Adelaide Hall, vocal
B12774-A Columbia 6770 C32-33:16 Baby!
Adelaide Hall, vocal
B12774-B Blu-Disc 1001 AT3:18 Baby!
Adelaide Hall, vocal

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra:

B12775-A Brunswick 6467 C32-33:17 Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere
B12775-B Lucky 5036 AT3:19 Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere
B12776-A Columbia 37298 C32-33:18 Delta Bound
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B12776-B Blu-Disc 1001 AT3:20 Delta Bound
Ivie Anderson, vocal


December 22, 1932. New York.

ARC recording session.

The Mills Brothers with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, bj, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B12781-A Brunswick 6519 C32-33:19 Diga Diga Doo
The Mills Brothers, vocal
B12781-B Columbia CK-66372 Vocalists:4 Diga Diga Doo
The Mills Brothers, vocal

Ethel Waters with Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra:

B12783-A Brunswick 6517 C32-33:20 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Ethel Waters, vocal
B12783-B Columbia CK-66372 Vocalists:3 I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Ethel Waters, vocal
B12784-A Brunswick 6521 C32-33:21 Porgy
Ethel Waters, vocal


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