January 9, 1934. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Merchandise Mart.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Louis Bacon, Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BS80144-1 RCA 741114 AT4:16
RCA:7/5
Delta Serenade
BS80144-2 Victor 24755 C33-35:7
RCA:7/6
Delta Serenade
BS80145-2 Victor 24521 C33-35:8
RCA:7/7
100:7
Stompy Jones


January 10, 1934. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Merchandise Mart.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Louis Bacon, 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BS80149-1 Victor 24755 C33-35:9
RCA:7/8
100:8
Solitude
BS80150-1 Victor 24521 C33-35:10
RCA:7/9
Blue Feeling


February 26, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Murder At The Vanities" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios; vocals overdubbed April 16, 1934.

Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Paramount MATVvhs MURDER AT THE VANITIES [film]
MATVvhs Ebony Rhapsody [from film Murder At The Vanities]
Barbara Van Brunt, vocal


March 15, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Belle Of The Nineties" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios.

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

Paramount BOTNdvd
DEIHdvd
BELLE OF THE NINETIES [film]
Ariston ARLP-12031 BOTNdvd:6a
DEIHdvd:20
When A St Louis Woman [from film Belle Of The Nineties]
Mae West, vocal


March 16, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Belle Of The Nineties" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios.

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

Ariston ARLP-12031 BOTNdvd:9
DEIHdvd:22
Memphis Blues [from film Belle Of The Nineties]
Mae West, vocal


March 21, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Many Happy Returns" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios.

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

Paramount *** MANY HAPPY RETURNS [film]
Up-to-Date 2009 *** Sophisticated Lady [from film Many Happy Returns]


March 24, 1934. Los Angeles.

Hollywood Paramount Studios. For the Paramount film "Belle Of The Nineties." The ending of My Old Flame was recorded May 8, 1934.

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

79181-1 Biltmore 1014 C33-35:15
DEIHdvd:21
My Old Flame [from film Belle Of The Nineties]
Mae West, vocal


March 26, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Belle Of The Nineties" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios.

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

Ariston ARLP-12031 BOTNdvd:6b Hesitation Blues [from film Belle Of The Nineties]
Mae West, vocal


April 12, 1934. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Hollywood Studio.

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

BS79155-2 Victor 24622 C33-35:11
RCA:7/10
Ebony Rhapsody
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BS79156-1 RCA FPM1-7002 AT4:17
RCA:7/11
Cocktails For Two
BS79156-2 Victor 24617 C33-35:12
RCA:7/12
Cocktails For Two
BS79157-2 Victor 24617 C33-35:13
RCA:7/13
VDisc:2/5
Live And Love Tonight


April 17, 1934. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Hollywood Studio.

Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

79169-2 Victor 24622 C33-35:14
RCA:7/14
I Met My Waterloo


May 7, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Belle Of The Nineties" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios.

Mae West with Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Ariston ARLP-12031 BOTNdvd:11 Troubled Waters [from film Belle Of The Nineties]
Mae West, vocal


May 8, 1934. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Belle Of The Nineties" recorded at Hollywood Paramount Studios. Only the ending to "My Old Flame" was recorded this date. The bulk of the title was recorded March 24, 1934.

Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Ariston ARLP-12031 C33-35:15
BOTNdvd:7
DEIHdvd:21
My Old Flame [ending] [from film Belle Of The Nineties]


May 9, 1934. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at the Hollywood Studio.

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

BS79211-1 RCA 09026 63386 RCA:7/15 Troubled Waters
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BS79211-2 Victor 24651 C33-35:16
RCA:7/16
Troubled Waters
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BS79212-2 Victor 24651 C33-35:17
RCA:7/17
My Old Flame
Ivie Anderson, vocal


September 12, 1934. New York.

ARC recording session.

Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B15910-A Brunswick 6987 C33-35:18 Solitude
B15911-A Brunswick 7310 C33-35:19
EsCo:1/9
Saddest Tale
Duke Ellington, vocal
B15912-A Brunswick 6987 C33-35:20 Moonglow
B15913-A Brunswick 7310 C33-35:21 Sump'n' Bout Rhythm


October 1934. Astoria, New York.

Paramount's Eastern Service Studios. For the Paramount film "Symphony In Black."

Duke Ellington & His 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, g; Wellman Braud, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Paramount DEIHdvd
BJ&B
SYMPHONY IN BLACK [film]
Paramount DEIHdvd:8
BJ&B
The Laborers [from film Symphony In Black]
Paramount DEIHdvd:9
BJ&B
A Triangle [from film Symphony In Black]
Billie Holiday, vocal
Paramount DEIHdvd:10
BJ&B
A Hymn Of Sorrow [from film Symphony In Black]
Paramount DEIHdvd:11
BJ&B
Harlem Rhythm [from film Symphony In Black]


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