January 13, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; 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.

M713-1 Brunswick 8063 C38:1 Stepping Into Swing Society
M714-1 Brunswick 8256 C38:2 Black And Tan Fantasy [as Prologue To Black And Tan Fantasy]
M715-1 Brunswick 8063 C38:3 Black And Tan Fantasy [as The New Black And Tan Fantasy]


January 19, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

M724-1 Vocalion 3985 C38:4
SG1:2/17
SGS:3/22
Drummer's Delight
M725-1 Vocalion 3985 C38:5
SG1:2/18
SGS:3/24
If I Thought You Cared
M725-2 Blu-Disc 1003 SGS:3/23
SB:15
If I Thought You Cared

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M726-1 CBS 88220 AT6:17
SGS:3/26
Lost In Meditation [as Have A Heart]
M726-2 Vocalion 3960 C38:6
SG1:2/19
SGS:3/25
Lost In Meditation [as Have A Heart]

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, ts; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M727-2 Vocalion 3948 C38:7
SG1:2/20
SGS:4/1
My Day
Mary McHugh, vocal
M728-1 Vocalion 3948 C38:8
SG1:2/21
SGS:4/2
Silvery Moon And Golden Sands
Mary McHugh, vocal

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M729 SGS:4/3 Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto) [rehearsals]
M729-1 CBS 88220 AT6:18
SGS:4/5
Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto)
M729-2 Vocalion 3960 C38:9
SG1:2/22
SGS:4/4
Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto)


February 2, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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; Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M751-1 Brunswick 8083 C38:10 Ridin' On A Blue Note
M751-2 Raretone RTE-23003 AT6:19 Ridin' On A Blue Note
M752-1 Brunswick 8083 C38:11 Lost In Meditation
M753-1 Brunswick 8108 C38:12
EsCo:1/14
The Gal From Joe's
M753-2 Columbia CL-2048 AT6:20 The Gal From Joe's


February 24, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session. Wallace Jones replaces Whetsel, who retired February 19 because of poor health. Part of Hodges' solo on If You Were In My Place on AT6 is taken from take 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Wallace Jones, 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.

M770-1 Raretone RTE-23003 AT6:21 If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M770-2 Brunswick 8093 C38:13 If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M771-1 Raretone RTE-23003 AT6:22 Skrontch
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M771-2 Brunswick 8093 C38:14 Skrontch
Ivie Anderson, vocal

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Jazz Panorama 14 I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter
Duke Ellington, vocal


March 3, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Herb Fleming, 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.

M772-1 Columbia 36108 AT6:23
EsCo:1/16
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
M772-2 Brunswick 8108 C38:15 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
M773-1 Brunswick 8099 C38:16 Braggin' In Brass
M773-2 Parlophone 266 AT6:24
EsCo:1/15
Braggin' In Brass
M774-1 Brunswick 8099 C38:17 Carnival In Caroline
Ivie Anderson, vocal


March 24, 1938. New York.

CBS broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Freddy Jenkins, Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Archives 13 CC2:4 Harmony In Harlem
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:4 If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)
Bear Family BCD-16340 CCBF:2/4 Mood Indigo
Bear Family BCD-16340 CCBF:2/5 East St Louis Toodle-Oo [theme]
Bear Family BCD-16340 CCBF:2/6 East St Louis Toodle-Oo [theme]
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:5 Oh Babe! Maybe Someday
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:2 Dinah's In A Jam
Cootie Williams, Harry Carney, Hayes Alvis, vocal
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:3 If Dreams Come True
Ivie Anderson, vocal
unissued pending Skrontch


March 28, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M793-1 Vocalion 4115 C38:18
SG2:1/1
SGS:4/6
Jeep's Blues
M794-1 Vocalion 4046 C38:19
SG2:1/2
SGS:4/7
If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)
Mary McHugh, vocal
M795-1 Vocalion 4046 C38:20
SG2:1/3
SGS:4/8
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Mary McHugh, vocal
M796-2 Vocalion 4115 C38:21
SG2:1/4
SGS:4/9
Rendezvous With Rhythm


April 4, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M801-1 Vocalion 4086 C38:22
SG2:1/5
SGS:4/10
A Lesson In C
Jerry Kruger, vocal
M802-1 Vocalion 4061 C38:23
SG2:1/6
SGS:4/11
Swingtime In Honolulu
Jerry Kruger, vocal
M803-1 Vocalion 4061 C38v2:1
SG2:1/7
SGS:4/12
Carnival In Caroline
Jerry Kruger, vocal
M804-1 Vocalion 4086 C38v2:2
SG2:1/8
SGS:4/13
Ol' Man River
Jerry Kruger, vocal


April 11, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session. Ray Nance sits in on "Slappin'" and "Dinah."

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, Wallace Jones, Ray Nance, 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.

M809-1 Brunswick 8131 C38v2:3 Swingtime In Honolulu
M810-1 Brunswick 8131 C38v2:4 I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue (With The Sole Of My Shoe)
M811-1 Brunswick 8169 C38v2:5 Dinah's In A Jam


April 17, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Archives 12 CC1:9 You Went To My Head
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:7
CCBF:2/10
Three Blind Mice
unissued pending Solitude
Ivie Anderson, vocal

Cootie Williams, t; Juan Tizol, tb; Johnny Hodges, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Archives 12 CC1:6 Downtown Uproar


April 24, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

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

Jazz Panorama LP-14 pending Demi-Tasse [as Evah Day]

Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Panorama LP-14 pending Azure
Jazz Panorama LP-14 pending Carnival In Caroline
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Jazz Archives 13
CC2:9
CCBF:2/12
Dinah's In A Jam
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:8
CCBF:2/11
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Ivie Anderson, vocal


April 29, 1938. New York.

"America Dances" CBS to BBC broadcast from the Cotton Club.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Azure CA-4 BritCon:13 Chatterbox


May 1, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Archives 12 CC1:1
CCBF:2/13
Harmony In Harlem
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:3
CCBF:2/14
At Your Beck And Call
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Bear Family BCD-16340 CCBF:2/15 Solitude
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:11
CCBF:2/16
The Gal From Joe's
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:12
CCBF:2/17
Ridin' On A Blue Note
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:10
CCBF:2/18
If Dreams Come True


May 5, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Panorama LP-14 *** Lost In Meditation


May 8, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending Oh Babe! Maybe Someday
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Max MLP-1002 pending I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart


May 15, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Archives 13 CC2:11
CCBF:2/19
Lost In Meditation
Ivie Anderson, vocal

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

Jazz Archives 13 CC2:6
CCBF:2/20
Demi-Tasse [as Evah Day]

as first entry for date.

Jazz Archives 13 CC2:1
CCBF:2/21
Echoes Of Harlem
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:8
CCBF:2/22
Birmingham Breakdown
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:10
CCBF:2/23
Rose Room
Jazz Archives 12 CC1:7
CCBF:2/24
If Dreams Come True
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:5
CCBF:2/25
It's The Dreamer In Me
Ivie Anderson, vocal


May 22, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending East St Louis Toodle-Oo
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending Jig Walk
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending In A Sentimental Mood
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue (With The Sole Of My Shoe)
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending Lost In Meditation
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending Alabamy Home
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Panorama LP-14
Max MLP-1002
pending If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)


May 29, 1938. New York.

Broadcast from the Cotton Club. Release of entire session on CD pending from Storyville.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Jazz Archives 13 CC2:2
CCBF:2/8
Prelude In C Sharp Minor
Jazz Archives 13 CC2:12
CCBF:2/9
Rockin' In Rhythm


June 7, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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. Ellington plays tom-toms on "Pyramid."

M835-1 Brunswick 8168 C38v2:9 When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (All The Little Birdies Go Tweet Tweet Tweet)
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M832-1 Brunswick 8169 C38v2:6 You Gave Me The Gate (And I'm Swingin')
M833-1 Brunswick 8186 C38v2:7 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M833-2 Swing 327 AT6:25 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M834-1 Brunswick 8168 C38v2:8 Pyramid
M834-2 Columbia 36105 AT7:1 Pyramid


June 20, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M846-1 Brunswick 8174 C38v2:12 The Stevedore's Serenade
M847-2 Brunswick 8174 C38v2:13 La De Doody Doo
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M844-1 Brunswick 8200 C38v2:10 Watermelon Man
Ivie Anderson, vocal
M845-1 Brunswick 8186 C38v2:11 A Gypsy Without A Song


June 22, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M852-1 Blu-Disc 1003 AT7:2
SGS:4/15
SB:16
You Walked Out Of The Picture
Mary McHugh, vocal
M852-2 Vocalion 4213 C38v2:14
SG2:1/9
SGS:4/14
You Walked Out Of The Picture
Mary McHugh, vocal
M853-1 Vocalion 4242 C38v2:15
SG2:1/10
SGS:4/16
Pyramid
M854-1 Vocalion 4213 C38v2:16
SG2:1/11
SGS:4/17
Empty Ballroom Blues
M855-1 Raretone RTE-23005 AT7:3
SGS:4/19
SB:17
Lost In Meditation
Mary McHugh, vocal
M855-2 Vocalion 4242 C38v2:17
SG2:1/12
SGS:4/18
Lost In Meditation
Mary McHugh, vocal


June 25, 1938. New York.

CBS broadcast "Saturday Night Swing Club" from CBS Playhouse No. 1. Duke out for a brief stay in the hospital.

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

Jazz Panorama LP-14 *** Frolic Sam


August 1, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M872-2 Vocalion 4309 C38v2:18
SG2:1/13
SGS:4/20
A Blues Serenade
Leon LaFell, vocal
M873-1 Vocalion 4335 C38v2:19
SG2:1/14
SGS:4/21
Love In Swingtime
Leon LaFell, vocal
M874-1 Vocalion 4335 C38v2:20
SG2:1/15
SGS:4/22
Swingin' In The Dell
Leon LaFell, vocal
M875-1 Vocalion 4309 C38v2:21
SG2:1/16
SGS:4/23
Jitterbug's Lullaby


August 2, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

M876-1 Vocalion 4425 C38v2:22
SG2:1/17
SGS:5/1
Chasin' Chippies
M877-1 Vocalion 4324 C38v2:23
SG2:1/18
SGS:5/2
Blue Is The Evening
Scat Powell, vocal
M878-2 Vocalion 4324 C38v3:1
SG2:1/19
SGS:5/3
Sharpie
Scat Powell, vocal
M879-1 Vocalion 4425 C38v3:2
SG2:1/20
SGS:5/4
Swing Pan Alley


August 4, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M880-1 Brunswick 8221 C38v3:3 A Blues Serenade
M881-1 Brunswick 8200 C38v3:4 Love In Swingtime
Scat Powell, vocal
M882-2 Brunswick 8256 C38v3:5 Please Forgive Me


August 9, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M883-1 Brunswick 8204 C38v3:6 Lambeth Walk
M884-1 Brunswick 8204 C38v3:7 Prelude To A Kiss
M884-2 Columbia 36279 AT7:4
EsCo:1/18
Prelude To A Kiss
M885-1 Brunswick 8221 C38v3:8 Hip Chic
M886-1 Brunswick 8231 C38v3:9 The Buffet Flat


August 24, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M887-1 Vocalion 4386 C38v3:10
SG2:1/21
SGS:5/5
Prelude To A Kiss
Mary McHugh, vocal
M888-1 Vocalion 4351 C38v3:11
SG2:1/22
SGS:5/6
There's Something About An Old Love
Mary McHugh, vocal
M889-1 Vocalion 4386 C38v3:12
SG2:2/1
SGS:5/7
The Jeep Is Jumpin'
M890-1 Vocalion 4351 C38v3:13
SG2:2/2
SGS:5/8
Krum Elbow Blues


September 2, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M898-1 R/V 1001 SB:18 Boy Meets Horn [as Stew Burp]
M898-2 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C38v3:14 Boy Meets Horn [as Twits And Twerps]
M899-1 Raretone RTE-23003 AT7:5 Mighty Like The Blues
M899-2 Brunswick 8231 C38v3:15 Mighty Like The Blues


October 6, 1938. New York.

"America Dances" CBS to BBC broadcast from the Apollo Theatre.

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

Azure CA-4 BritCon:11 Demi-Tasse [as Evah Day]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

Azure CA-4 BritCon:12 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart


December 19, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M947-1 Brunswick 8293 C38v3:16 Jazz Potpourri
M948-1 Columbia 37296 C38v3:17 T.T. On Toast
M948-2 Columbia 37296 AT7:6 T.T. On Toast
M949-1 Raretone RTE-23003 AT7:7 Battle Of Swing
M949-2 Brunswick 8293 C38v3:18
EsCo:1/17
Battle Of Swing


December 20, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Johnny Hodges & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M950-2 Vocalion 4622 C38v3:19
SG2:2/3
SGS:5/9
I'm In Another World
M951-1 Vocalion 4573 C38v3:20
SG2:2/4
SGS:5/10
Hodge Podge
M952-1 Vocalion 4622 C38v3:21
SG2:2/5
SGS:5/11
Dancing On The Stars
M953-1 Vocalion 4573 C38v3:22
SG2:2/6
SGS:5/12
Wanderlust


December 21, 1938. New York.

The Cootie Williams titles are an ARC-Brunswick recording session. The Duke Ellington Group titles are from the WNEW broadcast "Martin Block's Make Believe Ballroom."

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, cl; Otto Hardwick, bsx, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

M954-1 Vocalion 4574 C38-39:1
SG2:2/7
SGS:5/13
Delta Mood
M955-1 Vocalion 4574 C38-39:2
SG2:2/8
SGS:5/14
The Boys From Harlem
M956-1 Epic LN-3237 AT7:8
SGS:5/16
Mobile Blues
M956-2 Vocalion 4636 C38-39:3
SG2:2/9
SGS:5/15
Mobile Blues
M957-1 Vocalion 4636 C38-39:4
SG2:2/10
SGS:5/17
Gal-A-Vanting

Duke Ellington Group: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dooji1:10 Tiger Rag
Dooji1:11 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Dooji1:12 The Jeep Is Jumpin'


December 22, 1938. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, 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.

M958-1 Columbia 2165 AT7:9
SGS:5/19
Blue Light
M958-2 Brunswick 8297 C38-39:5
SGS:5/18
Blue Light
M959-1 Brunswick 8306 C38-39:6
EsCo:1/20
Old King Dooji
M960-1 Brunswick 8306 C38-39:7
VDisc:3/12
Boy Meets Horn
M961-1 Brunswick 8297 C38-39:8 Slap Happy
M961-2 Parlophone 11304 AT7:10
EsCo:1/19
Slap Happy


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