January-February 1937. Culver City, California.

For the film "A Day At The Races" (MGM) 1937. Not listed in the New Desor, but "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" was added on Dems correction sheet 1023. The other titles apparently do not involve Ellington, but Ellingtonians are certainly present.

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.

MGM DATRdvd
HS&J:1/6
A DAY AT THE RACES [film]
MGM DATRdvd:20
HS&J:1/6b
{Tomorrow Is Another Day} [from film A Day At The Races]
Allan Jones with Benny & The Chrinoline Choir, vocal
MGM DATRdvd:21
HS&J:1/6a
{Who Dat Man?} [from film A Day At The Races]
Ivie Anderson with Benny & The Chrinoline Choir, vocal
MGM DATRdvd:22
HS&J:1/6c
All God's Chillun Got Rhythm [from film A Day At The Races]
Ivie Anderson with Benny & The Chrinoline Choir, vocal


February 22-25, 1937. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Hit Parade Of 1937" recorded at Hollywood Republic Studios.

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.

Republic DEIHdvd HIT PARADE OF 1937 [film]
The Old Masters 10 DEIHdvd:14 I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter [from film Hit Parade Of 1937]
Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal
DEIHdvd:15 Jungle Interlude [from film Hit Parade Of 1937]


March 5, 1937. New York.

Master recording sesson at Master Records Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

M177-1 Master 123 C36-37:21 Birmingham Breakdown [as The New Birmingham Breakdown]
M177-2 Raretone RTE-23001 AT5:6 Birmingham Breakdown [as The New Birmingham Breakdown]
M178-1 Master 123 C36-37:22 Scattin' At The Kit Kat
M178-2 Raretone RTE-23001 AT5:7 Scattin' At The Kit Kat
M179-1 Master 101 C36-37:23 I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter
Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal
M179-2 Raretone RTE-23001 AT5:8 I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter
Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal
M180-1 Master 101 C36-37:24 East St Louis Toodle-Oo [as The New East St Louis Toodle-Oo]
M180-2 Raretone RTE-23001 AT5:9 East St Louis Toodle-Oo [as The New East St Louis Toodle-Oo]


March 8, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Hayes Alvis, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M185-1 Variety 555 C37:1
SG1:1/11
SGS:1/20
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
M185-2 Up-to-Date 2002 AT5:10
SGS:1/19
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
M186-1 Variety 527 C37:2
SG1:1/12
SGS:1/22
Downtown Uproar
Jerry Rhea, vocal
M186-2 Up-to-Date 2002 AT5:11
SGS:1/21
Downtown Uproar
Jerry Rhea, vocal
M187-1 Variety 555 C37:3
SG1:1/13
SGS:1/24
Diga Diga Doo
M187-2 CBS 88185 AT5:12
SGS:1/23
Diga Diga Doo
M188-1 CBS 88185 AT5:13
SGS:2/2
Blue Reverie
M188-2 Variety 527 C37:4
SG1:1/14
SGS:2/1
Blue Reverie
M189-1 Tax M-8011 AT5:14
SGS:2/4
Tiger Rag
M189-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1002 C37:5
SG1:1/15
SGS:2/3
Tiger Rag


March 18, 1937. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Cotton Club

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

Dooji1:1 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:2 Harlem Speaks
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:3 Caravan
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:4 One Two Button Your Shoes
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BJ LP-3004 Dooji1:5 Pennies From Heaven
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BJ LP-3004 Dooji1:6 Mexicali Rose
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:7 Sophisticated Lady
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:8 Rockin' In Rhythm
Collector's Classic 16 Dooji1:9 East St Louis Toodle-Oo


March 25, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio. The New Desor does not list this session and Timner put it in his Ellingtonians section, so Duke's involvement must be regarded as questionable.

The Gotham Stompers: Cootie Williams, t; Sandy Williams, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Tommy Fulford, p; Bernard Addison, g; Billy Taylor, b; Chick Webb, d; Wayman Carver, arr.

M301-1 Variety 629 C37:6
SG1:1/16
SGS:2/5
{My Honey's Lovin' Arms}
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M302-2 Meritt 25 SGS:2/6 {Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You?}
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M302-1 Variety 541 C37:7
SG1:1/17
SGS:2/7
{Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You?}
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M303-1 Variety 629 C37:8
SG1:1/18
SGS:2/8
{Alabamy Home}
M304-1 Variety 541 C37:9
SG1:1/19
SGS:2/9
{Where Are You?}
Ivie Anderson, vocal


April 9, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

M379-1 Master 117 C37:10 There's A Lull In My Life
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M379-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT5:15 There's A Lull In My Life
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M380-1 Master 117 C37:11 It's Swell Of You
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M380-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT5:16 It's Swell Of You
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M381-1 Master 124 C37:12 You Can't Run Away From Love Tonight
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M381-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT5:17 You Can't Run Away From Love Tonight
Ivie Anderson, vocal


April 22, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

M416-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 C37:13 Azure
M416-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 AT5:18 Azure
M417-1 Master 124 C37:14 The Lady Who Couldn't Be Kissed

Ivie Anderson & Her Boys From Dixie:

M418-1 Variety 591 C37:15 Old Plantation
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M418-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT5:19 Old Plantation
Ivie Anderson, vocal


April 29, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

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

M433-1 Blu-Disc 1003 AT5:20
SGS:2/11
SB:6
Lament For Lost Love [as Solace]
M433-2 Variety 564 C37:16
SG1:1/20
SGS:2/10
Lament For Lost Love [as Solace]
M434-1 Variety 564 C37:17
SG1:1/21
SGS:2/13
Four And A Half Street
M434-2 Blu-Disc 1003 AT5:21
SGS:2/12
SB:7
Four And A Half Street
M435-1 Variety 655 C37:18
SG1:1/22
SGS:2/15
Demi-Tasse
M435-2 Blu-Disc 1003 AT5:22
SGS:2/14
SB:8
Demi-Tasse
M436-1 Blu-Disc 1003 AT5:23
SGS:2/17
SB:9
Jazz A La Carte
M436-2 Variety 655 C37:19
SG1:1/23
SGS:2/16
Jazz A La Carte


May 8, 1937. New York.

CBS broadcast "Saturday Night Swing Club" from the CBS Playhouse. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Fanfare LP-17117 pending Soda Fountain Rag [as Swing Session]
Fanfare LP-17117 pending Solitude [medley]
Fanfare LP-17117 pending In A Sentimental Mood [medley]


May 14, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

M470-2 Master 131 C37:20 Caravan
M471-1 Master 131 C37:21
VDisc:1/4
Azure


May 20, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Sonny Greer, d.

B21186-1 Variety 576 C37:22
SG1:2/1
SGS:2/19
Foolin' Myself
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21186-2 Raretone RTE-23005 AT5:24
SGS:2/18
Foolin' Myself
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21187-1 Variety 586 C37:23
SG1:2/2
SGS:2/21
A Sailboat In The Moonlight
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21187-2 Raretone RTE-23005 AT5:25
SGS:2/20
SB:10
A Sailboat In The Moonlight
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21188-2 Variety 576 C37v2:1
SG1:2/3
SGS:2/22
You'll Never Go To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21188-1 SGS:2/23 You'll Never Go To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
Buddy Clark, vocal
B21189-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1022 C37v2:2
SG1:2/4
SGS:2/26
Peckin'
Cootie Williams, vocal
B21189-2 Raretone RTE-23005 AT6:1
SGS:2/25
Peckin'
Cootie Williams, vocal
B21189-3 Raretone RTE-23005 AT6:2
SGS:2/24
Peckin'
Cootie Williams, vocal


June 8, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous 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.

M519-1 Master 137 C37v2:3 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
M519-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT6:3 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm

Ivie Anderson & Her Boys From Dixie:

M520-1 Variety 591 C37v2:4 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal
M520-2 Columbia CL-2365 AT6:4 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Ivie Anderson, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra:

M521-1 Master 137 C37v2:5 Alabamy Home
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M521-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT6:5 Alabamy Home
Ivie Anderson, vocal


June 12, 1937. New York.

CBS broadcast "Saturday Night Swing Club" from the CBS Playhouse.

Duke Ellington's Jam Ensemble: Cootie Williams, t; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Hayes Alvis, b; John Williams, d.

Soundcraft LP-1013 *** Frolic Sam


June 16, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Barney Bigard & His Jazzopaters: Rex Stewart, c; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d; Charlie Barnet, maracas on "Moonlight Fiesta."

M525-1 Variety 596 C37v2:6
SG1:2/5
SGS:3/2
Get It Southern Style
Sue Mitchell, vocal
M525-2 Blu-Disc 1003 AT6:6
SGS:3/1
SB:11
Get It Southern Style
Sue Mitchell, vocal
M526-1 CBS 88137 AT4:18
AT6:7
SGS:3/4
Moonlight Fiesta
M526-2 Variety 626 C37v2:7
SG1:2/6
SGS:3/3
Moonlight Fiesta
M527-1 Variety 626 C37v2:8
SG1:2/7
SGS:3/6
Sponge Cake And Spinach
M527-2 Blu-Disc 1003 AT6:8
SGS:3/5
SB:12
Sponge Cake And Spinach
M528-1 Variety 596 C37v2:9
SG1:2/8
SGS:3/8
If You're Ever In My Arms Again
Sue Mitchell, vocal
M528-2 Blu-Disc 1003 AT6:9
SGS:3/7
SB:13
If You're Ever In My Arms Again
Sue Mitchell, vocal


Late June 1937. New York.

Soundtrack to film "Record Making With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (Paramount Pictorial No. 889)" recorded at Master Records Studio.

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.

Paramount 100dvd:2
DEIHdvd
RECORD MAKING WITH DUKE (Paramount Pictorial No. 889) [film]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:13
Oh Babe! Maybe Someday [from film Record Making With Duke]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:12
Daybreak Express [from film Record Making With Duke]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:12
Daybreak Express [from film Record Making With Duke]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:12
Daybreak Express [from film Record Making With Duke]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:13
Oh Babe! Maybe Someday [from film Record Making With Duke]
100dvd:2
DEIHdvd:13
Oh Babe! Maybe Someday [from film Record Making With Duke]
Ivie Anderson, vocal


July 7, 1937. New York.

Master recording session at Master Records Studio.

Rex Stewart & His Fifty-Second Street Stompers: Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Brick Fleagle, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Jack Maisel, d.

M549-1 Variety 618 C37v2:10
SG1:2/9
SGS:3/10
The Back Room Romp (A Contrapuntal Stomp)
M549-2 CBS M-52628 AT6:10
SGS:3/9
The Back Room Romp (A Contrapuntal Stomp)
M550-1 Variety 664 C37v2:11
SG1:2/10
SGS:3/12
Swing, Baby, Swing [as Love In My Heart]
M550-2 CBS 88210 AT6:11
SGS:3/11
Swing, Baby, Swing [as Love In My Heart]
M551-1 Variety 664 C37v2:12
SG1:2/11
SGS:3/13
Sugar Hill Shim-Sham
M551-2 CBS 88210 AT6:12
SGS:3/17
Sugar Hill Shim-Sham
M552-1 Variety 618 C37v2:13
SG1:2/12
SGS:3/16
Tea And Trumpets
M552-2 R/V 1001 SGS:3/16
SB:14
Tea And Trumpets
M552-3 CBS M-52626 AT6:13
SGS:3/15
Tea And Trumpets


September 20, 1937. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session. *Harmony In Harlem on AT6 is the unnumbered rehearsal take with Hodges' first solo from take 2 edited in.

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

M646-1 Brunswick 8029 C37v2:14 Chatter Box
M647-2 SpecEd 5007-S C37v2:15 Jubilesta
M648-1 Brunswick 8004 C37v2:16 Diminuendo In Blue
M648-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT6:14 Diminuendo In Blue
M649-1 Brunswick 8004 C37v2:17 Crescendo In Blue
M649-2 Raretone RTE-23002 AT6:15 Crescendo In Blue
M650 Raretone RTE-23002 *** Harmony In Harlem
M650+-2* CBS 88210 AT6:16 Harmony In Harlem
M650-2 Brunswick 8044 C37v2:18 Harmony In Harlem
M651-2 Brunswick 8029 C37v2:19 Dusk On The Desert


October 26, 1937. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session. M669 was originally assigned to a recording of Emperor Jones that was rejected and presumably destroyed.

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Otto Hardwick, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M669-2 Vocalion 3922 C37v2:20
SG1:2/13
SGS:3/18
Jubilesta
M670-1 Vocalion 3890 C37v2:21
SG1:2/14
SGS:3/19
Watchin'
Jerry Kruger, vocal
M671-1 Vocalion 3922 C37v2:22
SG1:2/15
SGS:3/20
Pigeons And Peppers
M672-1 Vocalion 3890 C37v2:23
SG1:2/16
SGS:3/21
I Can't Give You Anything But Love


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