February 27, 1939. 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.

M974-1 Vocalion 4710 C38-39:9
SG2:2/11
SGS:5/20
Like A Ship In The Night
Jean Eldridge, vocal
M975-1 Vocalion 4849 C38-39:10
SG2:2/12
SGS:5/21
Mississippi Dreamboat
Jean Eldridge, vocal
M976-1 Vocalion 4710 C38-39:11
SG2:2/13
SGS:5/22
Swingin' On The Campus
M977-1 Vocalion 4849 C38-39:12
SG2:2/14
SGS:5/23
Dooji Wooji


February 28, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

M982-1 Vocalion 5411 C38-39:13
SG2:2/15
SGS:6/1
Beautiful Romance
M983-1 Vocalion 4726 C38-39:14
SG2:2/16
SGS:6/2
Boudoir Benny
M984-1 Vocalion 4726 C38-39:15
SG2:2/17
SGS:6/4
Ain't The Gravy Good
Cootie Williams, vocal
M984-2 Blu-Disc T-1003 AT9:24
SGS:6/3
Ain't The Gravy Good
Cootie Williams, vocal
M985-1 Vocalion 5411 C38-39:16
AT7:11
SG2:2/18
SGS:6/5
She's Gone
Cootie Williams, vocal


March 8, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

M990-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C38-39:17
SGS:6/6
Just Good Fun
M991-1 For Discriminate Collectors 1003 C38-39:18
SGS:6/7
Informal Blues


March 15, 1939. New York.

"America Dances" CBS to BBC broadcast from Columbia Studios.

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:7 Jazz Potpourri
Azure CA-4 BritCon:8 T.T. On Toast [as Lady In Doubt]

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

Azure CA-4 BritCon:9 Demi-Tasse [as Evah Day]

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

Azure CA-4 BritCon:10 Jeep's Blues

As first entry for date.

Azure CA-4 BritCon:14 Old King Dooji
Azure CA-4 Boy Meets Horn
Azure CA-4 BritCon:15 Azure
Azure CA-4
Azure CA-6
BritCon:16 Harmony In Harlem


March 20, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Rex Stewart & His Fifty-Second Street Stompers: Rex Stewart, c; Louis Bacon, t; Joe Nanton, tb; Barney Bigard, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

WM994-1 Vocalion 5510 C38-39:19
SG2:2/19
SGS:6/8
San Juan Hill
WM995-1 Vocalion 5448 C38-39:20
SG2:2/20
SGS:6/9
So I'll Come Back For More
Louis Bacon, vocal
WM996-1 Vocalion 5448 C38-39:21
SG2:2/21
SGS:6/10
Fatstuff Serenade

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.

WM997-1 Brunswick 8344 C38-39:22 Pussy Willow
WM998-1 Brunswick 8344 C38-39:23 Subtle Lament
WM998 Smithsonian P-14274 SB:19 Subtle Lament
WM999-1 Columbia 35291 C39:1 Lady In Blue
WM999 Up-to-Date 2002 AT7:12
SB:20
Lady In Blue
WM1000-1 Brunswick 8380 C39:2 Smorgasbord And Schnapps


March 21, 1939. 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.

WM1001-1 Vocalion 5170 C39:3
SGS:6/12
Savoy Strut
WM1001-2 CBS 88518 AT7:13
SGS:6/11
Savoy Strut
WM1002-1 Vocalion 5100 C39:4
SGS:6/13
Rent Party Blues
WM1003-1 Vocalion 4941 C39:5
SGS:6/14
Dance Of The Goon
WM1004-1 Vocalion 5170 C39:6
SGS:6/15
Good Gal Blues

Duke Ellington: Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b.

WM1005-1 Columbia CL-663 C39:7
SGS:6/16
Finesse

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. Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Something To Live For."

WM1006-1 Brunswick 8365 C39:8
EsCo:1/21
Portrait Of A Lion
WM1006-2 Parlophone DP-288 AT7:14 Portrait Of A Lion
WM1007-1 Brunswick 8365 C39:9 Something To Live For
Jean Eldridge, vocal
WM1008-1 Brunswick 8380 C39:10 Solid Old Man


April 29, 1939. Stockholm, Sweden.

Interview by Manne Berggren on Swedish Radio. Other titles from the concert at Stockholms Konserthus. Release on CD pending on Storyville (except for interview).

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, ss, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Harry Carney, cl, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Max MLP-1001
Azure CA-6
Dooji1:13 Interview
Ariston ARLP-12031 Dooji1:14 Serenade To Sweden
Ariston ARLP-12031 Dooji1:15 Rockin' In Rhythm
Ariston ARLP-12031
Azure CA-6
Dooji1:16 In A Red Little Cottage
Ivie Anderson, vocal


May 28, 1939. New York.

NBC broadcast "The President's Birthday Ball."

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.

Bandstand Records BS-7128 *** Pussy Willow


June 2, 1939. 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.

WM1026-A Vocalion 4917 C39:11 Kitchen Mechanic's Day
WM1027-A Vocalion 5330 C39:12 My Heart Jumped Over The Moon
WM1028-A Vocalion 4917 C39:13 You Can Count On Me
WM1029-A Vocalion 4941 C39:14 Home Town Blues


June 6, 1939. 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.

WM1030-A Brunswick 8405 C39:15 Cotton Club Stomp
WM1031-A Columbia 35208 C39:16 Doin' The Voom Voom
WM1032-A Brunswick 8411 C39:17 Way Low
WM1033-A Columbia 35214 C39:18 Serenade To Sweden


June 8, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

WM1034-A Vocalion 4928 C39:19
SGS:6/21
Utt-Da-Zay (The Tailor Song)
The Quintones, vocal
WM1035-A Vocalion 4928 C39:20
SGS:6/22
Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum)
The Quintones, vocal

Barney Bigard & His Orchestra:

WM1036-A Vocalion 5378 C39:21
SGS:6/23
Barney Goin' Easy
WM1037-A Okeh 5663 C39:22
SGS:6/24
Just Another Dream


June 12, 1939. 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.

WM1038-A Brunswick 8405 C39v2:1 In A Mizz
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1039-A Columbia 35208 C39v2:2 I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1040-A Columbia 35240 C39v2:3 A Lonely Co-Ed
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1041-A Brunswick 8411 C39v2:4 You Can Count On Me
Ivie Anderson, vocal


June 21, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

WM1042-A Vocalion 4958 C39v2:5
SGS:6/25
Night Song


June 22, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Blues A Poppin'."

WM1043-A Vocalion 5618 C39v2:6
SGS:7/1
Blues A Poppin'
WM1044-A Okeh 6336 C39v2:7
SGS:7/2
Top And Bottom
WM1045-A Vocalion 4958 C39v2:8
SGS:7/3
Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)


July 26, 1939. Boston.

NBC broadcast from the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

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.

Palm Club 25 Boston:1 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
Palm Club 25 Boston:2 Jazz Potpourri
Palm Club 25 Boston:3 Something To Live For
Palm Club 25 Boston:4 Old King Dooji
Palm Club 25 Boston:5 In A Mizz
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Palm Club 25 Boston:6 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Palm Club 25 Boston:7 Pussy Willow
Palm Club 25 Boston:8 You Can Count On Me
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Palm Club 25 Boston:9 Way Low


August 28, 1939. 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.

WM1062-A Columbia 35240 C39v2:9 Bouncing Bouyancy
WM1063-A Columbia 35214 C39v2:10 The Sergeant Was Shy
WM1064-A Raretone RTE-23004 C39v2:11 Grievin'


September 1, 1939. New York.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

WM1072-A Vocalion 5100 C39v2:12
SGS:7/4
The Rabbit's Jump
WM1073-A Vocalion 5940 C39v2:13
SGS:7/5
Moon Romance
WM1074-A Vocalion 5330 C39v2:14
SGS:7/6
Truly Wonderful
WM1075-A Vocalion 5353 C39v2:15
SGS:7/7
Dream Blues


October 14, 1939. Chicago.

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. Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Weely."

WM1091-A Columbia 35291 C39v2:16
EsCo:1/23
Little Posey (A Portrait Of Freddy Jenkins)
WM1092-A Columbia 35353 C39v2:17 I Never Felt This Way Before
WM1092-B Raretone RTE-23004 AT7:15 I Never Felt This Way Before
WM1093-A Columbia 35310 C39v2:18 Grievin'
WM1094-A Columbia 35310 C39v2:19
EsCo:1/24
Tootin' Through The Roof
WM1094-B Raretone RTE-23004 AT7:16 Tootin' Through The Roof
WM1095-A Columbia 35353 C39v2:20 Weely (A Portrait Of Billy Strayhorn)

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; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Skunk Hollow Blues" & "Tired Socks."

WM1096-A Vocalion 5533 C39v2:21
SGS:7/8
Skunk Hollow Blues
WM1097-A Vocalion 5353 C39v2:22
SGS:7/9
I Know What You Do
WM1098-A Okeh 5940 C39v2:23
SGS:7/10
Your Love Has Faded
WM1099-A Vocalion 5533 C39v2:24
SGS:7/11
Tired Socks

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

WM1100-A Raretone RTE-23004 C39-40:1
SGS:7/12
Blues


October 16, 1939. Chicago.

ARC-Brunswick recording session.

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

WM1105-A Vocalion 5422 C39-40:2
SGS:7/13
Early Mornin'

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; Billy Strayhorn, p; Fred Guy, g; Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d. Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn on "Country Gal."

WM1106-A Columbia 35640 C39-40:3 Killing Myself
Ivie Anderson, Billy Strayhorn, vocal
WM1107-A Columbia 35640 C39-40:4 Your Love Has Faded
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1108-A Columbia 35776 C39-40:5
EsCo:1/22
Country Gal


November 2, 1939. St Louis.

CBS broadcast from the Coronado Hotel. Jimme Blanton added.

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; Jimmie Blanton, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Pyramid
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Pussy Willow
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye


November 22, 1939. Chicago.

ARC-Brunswick recording session. The first Ellington-Blanton duets.

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

WM1117-A Vocalion 5378 C39-40:6
SGS:7/14
Minuet In Blues
WM1118-A Vocalion 5422 C39-40:7
SGS:7/15
Lost In Two Flats
WM1119-A Okeh 5663 C39-40:8
SGS:7/16
Honey Hush

Duke Ellington & Jimmy Blanton: Duke Ellington, p; Jimmie Blanton, b.

WM1120-A Columbia 35322 C39-40:9
SGS:7/17
The Blues
WM1121-A Columbia 35322 C39-40:10
SGS:7/18
Plucked Again


November 24, 1939. Chicago.

"Young Man With A Band" CBS broadcast from CBS Studios at the Merchandise Mart. Classics missed this date the first time around, so that is why it is on the 1942-1944 disc.

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; Jimmie Blanton, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

JDB-286 V-Disc 723 C42-44:21
VDisc:2/18
I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye
Ivie Anderson, vocal
JDB-286 V-Disc 723 C42-44:22
VDisc:2/19
Tootin' Through The Roof
Raretone RTE-23004 *** The Sergeant Was Shy


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