January 21, 1942. 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; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

070682-1 Victor 27880 C42-44:1
RCA:13/6
VDisc:3/10
BWB:3/10
100:13
Perdido
070682-2 RCA 66790 AT9:1
RCA:13/7
Perdido
070683-1 Victor 27856 C42-44:2
RCA:13/8
BWB:3/11
The "C" Jam Blues
070684-1 Victor 27856 C42-44:3
RCA:13/9
BWB:3/12
Moon Mist
070684-2 RCA FXM1-7301 AT9:2
RCA:13/10
Moon Mist


February 26, 1942. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 1.

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; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

071890-1 Victor 20-1598 C42-44:4
RCA:13/11
BWB:3/13
What Am I Here For?
071891-1 RCA 09026 63386 AT9:3
RCA:13/12
I Don't Mind
Ivie Anderson, vocal
071891-2 Victor 20-1598 C42-44:5
RCA:13/13
BWB:3/14
I Don't Mind
Ivie Anderson, vocal
071892-1 Victor 20-1584 C42-44:6
RCA:13/14
BWB:3/15
Someone


May 2, 1942. South Gate, California.

MBS broadcast from the Trianon Ballroom.

Duke Elllington & 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; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Rarities 70 *** Swing Shifters Swing


June 26, 1942. Los Angeles.

RCA-Victor recording session at Hollywood RCA Studio.

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; Billy Strayhorn, p, celeste; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

072437-1 Victor 20-1584 C42-44:7
RCA:13/15
BWB:3/16
My Little Brown Book
Herb Jeffries, vocal
072438-1 Victor 20-1556 C42-44:8
RCA:13/16
VDisc:3/8
BWB:3/17
Main Stem
072439-1 Victor 20-1556 C42-44:9
RCA:13/17
BWB:3/18
Johnny Come Lately


July 15, 1942. Denver.

CBS broadcast from El Patio Ballroom Lakeside Park. Chauncey Haughton replaces Bigard.

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

Jazz Archives 15 *** The Strollers


July 22, 1942. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

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

Natasha 4016 SRIE:17 I Didn't Know About You [as Home]
Natasha 4016 SRIE:18 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Natasha 4016
Azure CA-4
SRIE:19 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'


July 24, 1942. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

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

Jazz Archives 15 *** Swing Shifters Swing


July 26, 1944. Chicago.

NBC broadcast from the Heotel Sherman.

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

unissued Someone [as Blue Again]


July 28, 1942. Chicago.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio A. Last studio session before the union recording ban (8/42-11/44). Last four tracks are a NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman. Some editions of The Blanton-Webster Band CD have take -1 of "Hayfoot Strawfoot."

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

074781-1 Victor 20-1505 C42-44:10
RCA:13/18
Hayfoot Strawfoot
Ivie Anderson, vocal
074781-2 Bluebird 5659-2-RB
Azure CA-22
AT9:4
RCA:13/19
BWB:3/19
Hayfoot Strawfoot
Ivie Anderson, vocal
074782-1 Victor 20-1528 C42-44:11
RCA:13/20
VDisc:2/13
BWB:3/20
I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
074782-2 RCA LPM-6009 AT9:5
RCA:13/21
I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
074783-1 Victor 20-1528 C42-44:12
RCA:13/22
BWB:3/21
A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
074784-1 Victor 20-1505 C42-44:13
RCA:13/23
BWB:3/22
Sherman Shuffle
Natasha 4016 SRIE:20 Solitude
Ivie Anderson, vocal
Natasha 4016 SRIE:21 Barzallai Lou
Natasha 4016 SRIE:22 Five O'Clock Drag
Natasha 4016 SRIE:23 Perdido


August 29, 1942. Cleveland.

NBC broadcast from the Hotel Sherman.

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

Azure CA-4 Tangerine
Temple M-554 *** Who Wouldn't Love You?
Temple M-554 *** Unidentified ["A" in NDesor]
Temple M-554 *** I Don't Want To Walk Without You


September 28, 1942. Culver City, California.

MGM recording session at MGM Studios for the film "Cabin In The Sky" (1943).

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

MGM CabSkydvd
HS&J:1/13
CABIN IN THE SKY [film]
MGM CabSkydvd:20
HS&J:1/13a
Things Ain't What They Used To Be [from film Cabin In The Sky]
MGM CabSkydvd:20
HS&J:1/13b
Going Up [from film Cabin In The Sky]


September 29, 1942. Culver City, California.

MGM recording session at MGM Studios for the film "Cabin In The Sky" (1943).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Chauncy Haughton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, as; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d, with a studio orchestra.

Hollywood Soundstage 5003
Turner Classic Movies RS-722445
CabSkydvd:22 Shine [from film Cabin In The Sky]
John Sublett (Bubbles), Ford Washington (Buck), Hall Johnson Choir, vocal


October 1942. Los Angeles.

AFRS transcription likely recorded at NBC Studios.

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

AFRS J-1 *** Jubilee Theme
AFRS J-1
Sunbeam SB-124
*** Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Betty Roche, vocal
AFRS J-1
Sunbeam SB-124
*** Going Up


October 8, 1942. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Columbia Studios for the film "Reveille With Beverley."

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

Hollywood Soundstage 5014 *** REVEILLE WITH BEVERLEY [film]
Hollywood Soundstage 5014 *** Take The "A" Train [from film Reveille With Beverley]
Betty Roche, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Harry Carney, vocal


November 19, 1942. Trenton, New Jersey.

NBC broadcast "Coca Cola Spotlight Bands No 51" from Fort Dix.

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

Duke Records D-1011 *** Coca Cola Theme
Duke Records D-1011 *** Perdido
Duke Records D-1015 *** Just As Though You Were Here
Jimmy Britton, vocal
Duke Records D-1011 *** Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Betty Roche, vocal
Black Jack LP-3004
Duke Records D-1011
Rarities 70
*** Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Black Jack LP-3004
Duke Records D-1011
Rarities 70
*** Going Up
Duke Records D-1011 *** Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Duke Records D-1011 *** Take The "A" Train [theme]
Duke Records D-1011 *** Coca Cola Theme


December 17, 1942. Providence, Rhode Island.

CBS broadcast "Rhode Island State College Junior Prom" from the Biltmore Hotel.

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

Black Jack LP-3004 *** What Am I Here For?
Black Jack LP-3004 *** Dearly Beloved
Jimmy Britton, vocal
Black Jack LP-3004 *** Perdido
Black Jack LP-3004 *** A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Black Jack LP-3004 *** Mr Five By Five
Betty Roche, vocal


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