January 20, 1936. Chicago.

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; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

C1199-1 Columbia 37296 C35-36:18 I Don't Know Why I Love You So
C1199-2 Raretone RTE-23001 AT4:21 I Don't Know Why I Love You So
C1200-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C35-36:19 Dinah Lou
Ivie Anderson, vocal
C1200-3 Raretone RTE-23001 AT4:22 Dinah Lou
Ivie Anderson, vocal


February 27, 1936. 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; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B18734-1 Brunswick 7625 C35-36:20 Isn't Love The Strangest Thing
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B18735-1 Brunswick 7625 C35-36:21 (There Is) No Greater Love
B18736-1 Brunswick 7650 C35-36:22 Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto)
B18737-1 Brunswick 7650 C35-36:23 Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto)


February 28, 1936. 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; Pete Clark, as; Otto Hardwick as, bsx; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B18738-1 Brunswick 7627 C36-37:1 Love Is Like A Cigarette
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B18739-1 Brunswick 7627 C36-37:2 Kissin' My Baby Goodnight
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B18740-1 Brunswick 7667 C36-37:3 Oh Babe! Maybe Someday
Ivie Anderson, vocal


July 17, 1936. 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.

B19562-2 Brunswick 7710 C36-37:4 Shoe Shine Boy
Ivie Anderson, vocal
B19563-1 Brunswick 7710 C36-37:5 It Was A Sad Night In Harlem
Ivie Anderson, Helmy Kresa, vocal
B19564-1 Brunswick 7752 C36-37:6 Trumpet In Spades (Rex's Concerto)
B19565-2 Brunswick 7752 C36-37:7 Yearning For Love (Lawrence's Concerto)


July 29, 1936. New York.

ARC recording session. 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; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B19626-1 Brunswick 7734 C36-37:8
EsCo:1/12
In A Jam
B19627-1 Brunswick 8213 C36-37:9 Exposition Swing
B19627-2 Columbia CL-2364 *** Exposition Swing
B19628-1 Brunswick 7734 C36-37:10
AT4:23
Uptown Downbeat


December 16, 1936. Los Angeles.

Master recording session at Recordings Incorporated. First of the small group sessions.

Rex Stewart & His Fifty-Second Street Stompers: Rex Stewart, c; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs, cl; Ceele Burke, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d; Duke Ellington, dir.

B4369-A Variety 517 C36-37:11
SG1:1/5
SGS:1/5
Rexatious
B4369-B R/V 1001 SB:1
SGS:1/6
Rexatious
B4370-A CBS M-52628 AT5:1
SGS:1/7
Lazy Man's Shuffle
B4370-B Variety 517 C36-37:12
SG1:1/6
SGS:1/8
Lazy Man's Shuffle


December 19, 1936. Los Angeles.

Master recording session at Associated Cinema Studios.

Barney Bigard & His Jazzopaters: Cootie Williams, t; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

LO371-1 Up-to-Date 2004 AT5:2
SGS:1/9
SB:2
Clouds In My Heart
LO371-2 Variety 525 C36-37:13
SG1:1/7
SGS:1/10
Clouds In My Heart
LO372-1 Up-to-Date 2004 AT5:3
SGS:1/11
SB:3
Frolic Sam
LO372-2 Variety 525 C36-37:14
SG1:1/8
SGS:1/12
Frolic Sam
LO373-1 Variety 515 C36-37:15
SG1:1/9
SGS:1/13
EsCo:1/13
Caravan
LO373-2 Variety 515 AT5:4
SGS:1/14
Caravan
LO374-1 Variety 515 C36-37:16
SG1:1/10
SGS:1/15
Stompy Jones
LO374-2 Variety 515 AT5:5
SGS:1/16
Stompy Jones


December 21, 1936. Los Angeles.

Master 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.

LO375-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 C36-37:17 Scattin' At The Kit Kat [as Scattin' At The Cotton Club]
LO376-1 Brunswick 8044 C36-37:18 Black Butterfly

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

LO377-1 Master 102 C36-37:19a
SGS:1/17a
Mood Indigo [medley]
LO377-1 Master 102 C36-37:19b
SGS:1/17b
Solitude [medley]
LO378-1 Master 102 C36-37:20a
SGS:1/18a
Sophisticated Lady [medley]
LO378-1 Master 102 C36-37:20b
SGS:1/18b
In A Sentimental Mood [medley]


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