January 9, 1935. Chicago.

ARC recording session. Ellington begins using two basses. Rex Stewart added.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; 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; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Wellman Braud, b; Billy Taylor, bb; Sonny Greer, d.

C883-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C33-35:22 Admiration Stomp
C884-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C33-35:23 Farewell Blues
C885-3 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C35-36:1 Let's Have A Jubilee
Ivie Anderson, vocal


March 5, 1935. New York.

ARC recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Wellman Braud, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B16973-1 Brunswick 7526 C35-36:3 Margie
B16974-1 SpecEd 5007-S C35-36:4 Moonlight Fiesta
B16974-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 C35-36:2 Moonlight Fiesta

Duke Ellington: Rex Stewart, c; Johnny Hodges, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wellman Braud, Billy Taylor, b.

B16975-1 Raretone RTE-23001 AT4:19
SGS:1/1
Tough Truckin'
B16975-2 Columbia 37297 C35-36:5
SG1:1/3
SGS:1/2
Tough Truckin'
B16976-1 Blu-Disc 1003 AT4:20
SGS:1/3
Indigo Echoes
B16976-2 Columbia 37297 C35-36:6
SG1:1/4
SGS:1/4
Indigo Echoes


April 30, 1935. New York.

ARC recording session. Wellman Braud leaves.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; 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; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B17406-1 Brunswick 7461 C35-36:7
EsCo:1/11
In A Sentimental Mood
B17407-1 Brunswick 7461 C35-36:8
EsCo:1/10
Showboat Shuffle
B17408-1 Brunswick 7440 C35-36:9 Merry Go Round
B17409-1 Brunswick 7440 C35-36:10 Admiration Stomp


August 19, 1935. New York.

ARC recording session. Hayes Alvis added. Ben Webster sits in.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; 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; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B17974-1 Brunswick 7526 C35-36:11 Cotton
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B17975-1 Brunswick 7514 C35-36:12 Truckin'
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B17976-1 Brunswick 7514 C35-36:13 Accent On Youth


September 12, 1935. New York.

ARC recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; 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; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B18072-1 Brunswick 7546 C35-36:14 Reminiscing In Tempo [Part 1]
B18073-1 Brunswick 7546 C35-36:15 Reminiscing In Tempo [Part 2]
B18074-2 Brunswick 7547 C35-36:16 Reminiscing In Tempo [Part 3]
B18075-1 Brunswick 7547 C35-36:17 Reminiscing In Tempo [Part 4]


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