January 9, 1940. Boston.

NBC broadcast from the Southland Cafe.

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; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Collector's Classic 16 Boston:10 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
Privateer PRV-101 Boston:11 Me And You
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:12 Grievin'
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:13 Little Posey (A Portrait Of Freddy Jenkins)
Privateer PRV-101 Boston:14 My Last Goodbye
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:15 The Gal From Joe's
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:16 Tootin' Through The Roof
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:17 Day In, Day Out
Collector's Classic 16 Boston:18 Merry Go Round


January 12, 1940. Boston.

NBC broadcast from the Southlands Theatre Restaurant.

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; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, Billy Taylor, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Max LP-1003 *** The Sergeant Was Shy


February 14, 1940. 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; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

WM1135-A Columbia 35427 C39-40:11
Vocalists:6
Solitude
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1136-A Columbia 35556 C39-40:12 Stormy Weather
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1137-A Columbia 35427 C39-40:13 Mood Indigo
Ivie Anderson, vocal
WM1138-A Columbia 35556 C39-40:14
EsCo:1/25
VDisc:1/3
Sophisticated Lady

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.

WM1139-1 Epic LN-3237 C39-40:15
SGS:7/19
Pelican Drag
WM1140-1 Epic LN-3237 C39-40:16
SGS:7/20
Tapioca


February 15, 1940. Chicago.

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.

WM1141-A Vocalion 5595 C39-40:17
SGS:7/21
Mardi Gras Madness
WM1142-A Vocalion 5595 C39-40:18
SGS:7/22
Watch The Birdie

Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters: Cootie Williams, t; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Give It Up."

WM1143-A Vocalion 5618 C39-40:19
SGS:7/23
Black Butterfly
WM1144-A Vocalion 5690 C39-40:20
SGS:7/24
Dry Long So
Cootie Williams, vocal
WM1145-A Okeh 6336 C39-40:21
SGS:7/25
Toasted Pickle
WM1146-A Vocalion 5690 C39-40:22
SGS:7/26
Give It Up


March 6, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A. Exclusive contract with Victor.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

044887-2 Victor 26537 C40:1
RCA:8/1
BWB:1/1
You, You Darlin'
Herb Jeffries, vocal
044888-1 Victor 26536 C40:2
RCA:8/2
BWB:1/2
KoKo:1
100:9
Jack The Bear
044889-1 RCA FPM1-7002 AT7:17
RCA:8/3
Ko-Ko
044889-2 Victor 26577 C40:3
RCA:8/4
BWB:1/3
KoKo:2
100:10
Ko-Ko
044890-1 Victor 26536 C40:4
RCA:8/5
BWB:1/4
KoKo:3
Morning Glory
044891-1 Victor 26537 C40:5
RCA:8/6
BWB:1/5
So Far, So Good
Ivie Anderson, vocal


March 15, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

049015-1 Victor 26577 C40:6
RCA:8/7
BWB:1/6
KoKo:4
Conga Brava
049016-1 Victor 26598 C40:7
RCA:8/8
BWB:1/7
KoKo:5
100:11
Concerto For Cootie
049017-1 Victor 26598 C40:8
RCA:8/9
BWB:1/8
Me And You
Ivie Anderson, vocal


May 4, 1940. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at Hollywood RCA Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

049654-1 Meritt 1 C40:9
RCA:8/10
Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson)
049655-1 Victor 26610 C40:10
RCA:8/11
BWB:1/9
KoKo:6
Cotton Tail
049656-1 Victor 26610 C40:11
RCA:8/12
VDisc:3/5
BWB:1/10
KoKo:7
Never No Lament
049657-1 Meritt 1 C40:12
RCA:8/13
Blue Goose


May 28, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

053020-1 Victor 26677 C40:13
RCA:8/14
BWB:1/11
KoKo:8
100:12
Dusk
053020-2 RCA LPV-517 AT7:18
RCA:8/15
Dusk
053021-1 Victor 26644 C40:14
RCA:8/16
BWB:1/12
KoKo:9
Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson)
053022-1 Victor 26644 C40:15
RCA:8/17
BWB:1/13
KoKo:10
A Portrait Of Bert Williams
053023-1 Victor 26677 C40:16
RCA:8/18
BWB:1/14
Blue Goose


June 10, 1940. New York.

Ellington's "fourth (and last) appearance in the 'America Dances' series" recorded for the BBC at CBS Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; William White Jr, as; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BritCon:17
RadioYrs:1
East St Louis Toodle-Oo
BritCon:18
RadioYrs:2
Ko-Ko
BritCon:19
RadioYrs:3
Blue Goose
BritCon:20
RadioYrs:4
So Far, So Good
Ivie Anderson, vocal
BritCon:21
RadioYrs:5
Cotton Tail
BritCon:22
RadioYrs:6
Concerto For Cootie
BritCon:23
RadioYrs:7
Jack The Bear
BritCon:24
RadioYrs:8
Boy Meets Horn
BritCon:25
RadioYrs:9
The Sergeant Was Shy
BritCon:26
RadioYrs:10
Never No Lament


July 22, 1940. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

054606-1 Victor 26731 C40:17
RCA:8/19
VDisc:3/6
BWB:1/15
KoKo:11
Harlem Air Shaft
054607-1 Victor 26719 C40:18
RCA:8/20
BWB:1/16
At A Dixie Roadside Diner
Ivie Anderson, vocal
054608-1 Victor 27247 C40:19
RCA:8/21
BWB:1/17
KoKo:12
All Too Soon
054609-1 Victor 26788 C40:20
RCA:8/22
BWB:1/18
KoKo:13
Rumpus In Richmond


July 24, 1940. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

054624-1 Victor 26719 C40:21
RCA:8/23
BWB:1/19
My Greatest Mistake
054625-1 Victor 26731 C40:22
RCA:9/1
BWB:1/20
KoKo:14
Sepia Panorama
054625-2 RCA FXM1-7072 AT7:19
RCA:9/2
Sepia Panorama


July 29, 1940. Detroit.

NBC broadcast from the Eastwood Gardens.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Moderne DE-003
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
Azure CA-1
SRIE:7 Harlem Air Shaft
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
Azure CA-1
SRIE:8 All Too Soon [as I Don't Mind]
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Me And You
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Jack The Bear
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Concerto For Cootie
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Ko-Ko
Jazz Moderne DE-003
Azure CA-1
Orchids For Remembrance


July 31, 1940. Detroit.

NBC broadcast from the Eastwood Gardens.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:9a Rose Of The Rio Grande
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:9b Warm Valley [incomplete]


August 17, 1940. Salem, New Hampshire.

NBC broadcast from Canobie Lake Park.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:10 Ridin' On A Blue Note
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:11 Boy Meets Horn
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:12 Rose Room
Everybodys EV-3005
Natasha 4016
SRIE:13 Stompy Jones


September 5, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

053427-1 Victor 26748 C40v2:1
RCA:9/3
BWB:1/21
There Shall Be No Night
Herb Jeffries, vocal
053428-1 Victor 26788 C40v2:2
RCA:9/4
BWB:1/22
KoKo:15
In A Mellow Tone
053429-1 Victor 26748 C40v2:3
RCA:9/5
BWB:2/1
Five O'Clock Whistle
Ivie Anderson, vocal
053430-1 RCA FXM1-7072 C40v2:4
RCA:9/6
Warm Valley


September 6, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Max MLP-1001
Jazz Supreme 704
*** Sepia Panorama
Max MLP-1001
Jazz Supreme 704
*** Concerto For Cootie


September 7, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Guild 1006 *** Sepia Panorama
Jazz Guild 1006
Rarities 70
*** Stompy Jones
Jazz Supreme 705 *** The Gal From Joe's
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Me And You
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Max MLP-1003
Jazz Guild 1006
Rarities 70
*** In A Mellow Tone
Max MLP-1003
Jazz Guild 1006
*** Chatterbox
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Echoes Of Harlem
Jazz Guild 1006 *** St Louis Blues
Ivie Anderson, vocal


September 10, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 704 *** Sepia Panorama
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Rumpus In Richmond
Jazz Supreme 704 *** You Think Of Everything
Jazz Supreme 704 *** My Greatest Mistake
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Bojangles
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Azure
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Five O'Clock Whistle
Ivie Anderson, vocal


September 11, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 704 *** Tootin' Through The Roof
Jazz Supreme 704
Rarities 56
*** April In Paris
Jazz Supreme 704 *** So Far, So Good
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Supreme 704
Rarities 56
*** Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)
Jazz Supreme 704 *** The Mystery Song
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Warm Valley


September 12, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 704 *** Madame Will Drop Her Shawl
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Blue Goose
Jazz Supreme 704
Max MLP-1003
*** Slap Happy
Jazz Supreme 704 *** All Too Soon [as I Don't Mind]
Jazz Supreme 704 *** Rockin' In Rhythm


September 13, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 705 *** Solid Old Man
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Maybe
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Oh Babe! Maybe Someday
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Blueberry Hill
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Harlem Air Shaft


September 21, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Natasha 4016 SRIE:14 Jig Walk


September 26, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Natasha 4016 SRIE:15 Little Posey (A Portrait Of Freddy Jenkins)
Natasha 4016 SRIE:16 Warm Valley


September-October, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcasts from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 705 *** Stardust
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Subtle Lament
Jazz Supreme 705 *** It's The Same Old Story
Jazz Supreme 705 *** Cotton Tail
Jazz Supreme 705 *** T.T. On Toast [as Lady In Doubt]
Jazz Supreme 705 *** The Sergeant Was Shy


October 1, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A. The second (famous) Ellington-Blanton duets.

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

053504-1 RCA FXM1-7072 AT7:20
RCA:9/7
SDT:10
Pitter Panther Patter
053504-2 Victor 27221 C40v2:5
RCA:9/8
SDT:11
KoKo:19
Pitter Panther Patter
053505-1 Up-to-Date 2008 AT7:21
RCA:9/9
SDT:12
Body And Soul
053505-2 RCA FXM1-7-72 AT7:22
RCA:9/10
SDT:13
Body And Soul
053505-3 Victor 27406 C40v2:6
RCA:9/11
SDT:14
Body And Soul
053506-1 RCA FXM1-7072 AT7:23
RCA:9/12
SDT:15
Sophisticated Lady
053506-2 Victor 27221 C40v2:7
RCA:9/13
SDT:16
Sophisticated Lady
053507-1 Victor 27406 C40v2:8
RCA:9/14
SDT:17
Mr J.B. Blues
053507-2 RCA FXM1-7072 AT7:24
RCA:9/15
SDT:18
Mr J.B. Blues


October 3, 1940. Chicago.

NBC broadcasts from the Hotel Sherman.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Supreme 705 *** In A Mellow Tone
Jazz Supreme 705
Queen Disc Q-007
*** Ring Dem Bells
Cootie Williams, vocal


October 17, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

053552-1 RCA FXM1-7072 AT8:1
RCA:9/16
The Flaming Sword
053552-2 Victor 26796 C40v2:9
RCA:9/17
BWB:2/3
The Flaming Sword
053552-3 RCA FXM1-7072 AT8:2
RCA:9/18
The Flaming Sword
053430-2 RCA FXM1-7072 AT8:3
RCA:9/19
Warm Valley
053430-3 Victor 26796 C40v2:10
RCA:9/20
VDisc:2/17
BWB:2/2
KoKo:16
Warm Valley


October 28, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Johnny Hodges, as, ss; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as: Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

053579-1 Victor 27235 C40v2:11
RCA:9/21
BWB:2/4
KoKo:17
Across The Track Blues
053579-2 RCA FXM1-7072 AT8:4
RCA:9/22
Across The Track Blues
053580-1 Victor 27235 C40v2:12
RCA:9/23
BWB:2/5
KoKo:18
Chloe (Song Of The Swamp)
053581-1 Victor 27247 C40v2:13
RCA:10/1
VDisc:2/4
BWB:2/6
I Never Felt This Way Before
Herb Jeffries, vocal
053581-2 RCA FXM1-7072 AT8:5
RCA:10/2
I Never Felt This Way Before
Herb Jeffries, vocal


November 2, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

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

053603-1 Bluebird B-11021 C40v2:14
RCA:10/3
SG3:1/1
Day Dream
053604-1 Bluebird B-11117 C40v2:15
RCA:10/4
SG3:1/2
Good Queen Bess
053604-2 RCA LPV-533 AT8:6
RCA:10/5
Good Queen Bess
053605-1 Bluebird B-11117 C40v2:16
RCA:10/6
SG3:1/3
That's The Blues Old Man
053606-1 Time-Life STBB-21 AT8:7
RCA:10/7
Junior Hop
053606-2 Bluebird B-11021 C40v2:17
RCA:10/8
SG3:1/4
Junior Hop

Rex Stewart & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Lawrence Brown, tb; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, as; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

053607-1 Bluebird B-10946 C40v2:18
RCA:10/9
SG3:1/5
Without A Song
053607-2 "X" LX-3001 AT8:8
RCA:10/10
Without A Song
053608-1 Bluebird B-10946 C40v2:19
RCA:10/11
SG3:1/6
My Sunday Gal
053609-1 Bluebird B-11057 C40v2:20
RCA:10/12
SG3:1/7
Mobile Bay
053609-2 "X" LX-3001 AT8:9
RCA:10/13
Mobile Bay
053610-1 "X" LX-3001 AT8:10
RCA:10/14
Linger Awhile
053610-2 Bluebird B-11057 C40v2:21
RCA:10/15
SG3:1/8
Linger Awhile


November 7, 1940. Fargo, North Dakota.

Dance date at the Crystal Ballroom. Ray Nance replaced Williams just a few days before. Recorded by Jack Towers and Dick Burris.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl,as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Fargo:1/1 It's Glory
Fargo:1/2 The Mooche
Fargo:1/3 The Sheik Of Araby
Fargo:1/4 Sepia Panorama
Fargo:1/5 Ko-Ko
Fargo:1/6 There Shall Be No Night
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Fargo:1/7 Pussy Willow
Fargo:1/8 Chatter Box
Fargo:1/9 Mood Indigo
Fargo:1/10 Harlem Air Shaft
Fargo:1/11 Ferryboat Serenade
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:1/12 Warm Valley
Fargo:1/13 Chaser
Fargo:1/14 Stompy Jones
Fargo:1/15 Chloe (Song Of The Swamp)
Fargo:1/16 Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson)
Fargo:1/17 On The Air
Fargo:1/18 Rumpus In Richmond
Fargo:1/19 Chaser
Fargo:1/20 The Sidewalks Of New York
Fargo:1/21 The Flaming Sword
Fargo:1/22 Never No Lament
Fargo:1/23 Caravan
Fargo:1/24 Clarinet Lament (Barney's Concerto)
Fargo:2/1 Slap Happy
Fargo:2/2 Sepia Panorama
Fargo:2/3 Boy Meets Horn
Fargo:2/4 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:2/5 Oh Babe! Maybe Someday
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:2/6 Five O'Clock Whistle
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:2/7 Fanfare
Fargo:2/8 The Call Of The Canyon
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Fargo:2/9 Unidentified
Fargo:2/10 All This And Heaven Too
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Fargo:2/11 Chaser
Fargo:2/12 Rockin' In Rhythm
Fargo:2/13 Sophisticated Lady
Fargo:2/14 Cotton Tail
Fargo:2/15 Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)
Fargo:2/16 Conga Brava
Fargo:2/17 I Never Felt This Way Before
Herb Jeffries, vocal
Fargo:2/18 Chaser
Fargo:2/19 Across The Track Blues
Fargo:2/20 Honeysuckle Rose
Fargo:2/21 Wham! (Re Bop Boom Bam)
Ray Nance, vocal
Fargo:2/22 Stardust
Fargo:2/23 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:2/24 St Louis Blues
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Fargo:2/25 Warm Valley
Fargo:2/26 God Bless America


November 11, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Barney Bigard & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, t; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Ready Eddy."

053621 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:12
RCA:10/16
Charlie The Chulo
053621 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:11
RCA:10/17
Charlie The Chulo [incomplete]
053621-1 Bluebird B-10981 C40-41:1
RCA:10/18
SG3:1/9
Charlie The Chulo
053622 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:13
RCA:10/19
Lament For Javanette
053622-1 Bluebird B-11098 C40-41:2
RCA:10/20
SG3:1/10
Lament For Javanette
053623 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:14 A Lull At Dawn
053623 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:15
RCA:10/21
A Lull At Dawn
053623-1 RCA FXM1-7133 C40-41:3
RCA:10/22
RCA:10/23
SG3:1/11
A Lull At Dawn
053624 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:16 Ready Eddy
053624 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:17
RCA:11/1
Ready Eddy [incomplete]
053624 RCA FXM1-7133 AT8:18
RCA:11/2
Ready Eddy [incomplete]
053624-1 Bluebird B-11098 C40-41:4
RCA:10/24
RCA:11/3
SG3:1/12
Ready Eddy
053624-2 RCA FXM1-7133 RCA:11/3 Ready Eddy


December 28, 1940. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Wallace Jones, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Barney Bigard, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl,as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Jimmie Blanton, b; Sonny Greer, d. Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Flamingo."

053780-1 Victor 27380 C40-41:5
RCA:11/4
BWB:2/7
The Sidewalks Of New York
053781-1 Victor 27326 C40-41:6
RCA:11/5
VDisc:1/17
BWB:2/8
Flamingo
Herb Jeffries, vocal
053782-1 Victor 27326 C40-41:7
RCA:11/6
BWB:2/9
The Girl In My Dreams
Herb Jeffries, vocal
053782-2 RCA FXM1-7134 AT8:19
RCA:11/7
The Girl In My Dreams
Herb Jeffries, vocal


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