January 23, 1943. New York.

Concert at Carnegie Hall.

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. Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Dirge" and "Stomp."

Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/2 Black And Tan Fantasy
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/3 Rockin' In Rhythm
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/4 Moon Mist
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/5 Jumpin' Punkins
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/6 A Portrait Of Bert Williams
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/7 Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson)
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/9 Ko-Ko
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/10 Dirge
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/11 Johnny Come Lately [as Stomp]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/12 Are You Sticking?
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/13-2/2 BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/13 Black [Black, Brown & Beige]
For Discriminate Collectors 1004 *** Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
For Discriminate Collectors 1004 *** Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/13c Light [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/1 Brown [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/1a West Indian Dance [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/1b Emancipation Celebration [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/1c The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige]
Betty Roche, vocal
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2 Beige [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2a A View From Central Park [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2b Cy Runs Rock Waltz [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2c Cy Runs Rock Waltz [as Interlude] [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2d Sugar Hill Penthouse [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/2e Finale [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/3 Bakiff
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/4 Jack The Bear
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/5 Blue Belles Of Harlem
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/6 Cotton Tail
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/7 Day Dream
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/8 Boy Meets Horn
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/9 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/10 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/11 Going Up
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:2/12 Mood Indigo


January 28, 1943. Boston.

Concert at Symphony Hall.

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.

Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/1 The Star Spangled Banner
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/13a Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/13b Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
Musica Jazz MJCD-1140 *** Emancipation Celebration [Black, Brown & Beige]
Jazz Archives 15 *** The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige]
Prestige P-3400 CH4301:1/8 Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)


April 3, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

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

Azure LP-431 Hurricane:1 Take The "A" Train
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:2 Hayfoot, Strawfoot
Betty Roche, vocal
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:3 It Can't Be Wrong
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:4 What Am I Here For?
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:5 Main Stem [as Altitude]
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:6 Could It Be You?
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:7 Going Up
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:8 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:9 Nevada
Azure LP-431 Hurricane:10 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


April 4, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

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

Rarities 56 Hurricane:11 Take The "A" Train
Rarities 56 Hurricane:12 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Rarities 56 Hurricane:13 Main Stem [as Altitude]
Rarities 56 Hurricane:14 I Don't Want Anybody At All (If I Can't Have You)
Betty Roche, vocal
Rarities 56 Hurricane:15 Johnny Come Lately
Rarities 56 Hurricane:16 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


April 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

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

Azure LP-431 *** Take The "A" Train [theme]
Azure LP-431 *** What Am I Here For?
Azure LP-431 *** Barzallai Lou
Azure LP-431 *** Ring Around The Moon
Jimmy Britton, vocal
Azure LP-431 *** Cotton Tail
Azure LP-431 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


April 21, 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast "Cresta Blanca Carnival" from CBS Studios.

Duke Ellington: Shorty Baker, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Harry Carney, Sax Mallard, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Junior Raglin, b; accompanied by the CBS studio band.

Rarities 70 *** Mood Indigo
Rarities 70 *** Sophisticated Lady


April 25, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

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

unissued Nevada
unissued Hayfoot, Strawfoot
unissued It Can't Be Wrong
unissued It's Been So Long
unissed Perdido


May 1, 1943. New York.

NBC broadcast of Duke Ellington performing at a war bond rally at Radio City.

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

Dets1/1:17 Take The "A" Train
Dets1/1:18 Hayfoot Strawfoot
Dets1/1:19 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dets1/1:20 A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets1/1:21 Take The "A" Train


May 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

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

Caracol CAR-435 *** Cabin In The Sky
Caracol CAR-435 *** Barzallai Lou


May 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Duke Records D-1015 *** Take The "A" Train [theme]
Duke Records D-1015 *** Java Jive (I Love Coffee, I Love Tea)
Duke Records D-1015 *** Day Dream
Duke Records D-1015 *** Way Low
Duke Records D-1015 *** Perdido
Duke Records D-1015 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


May 30, 1943. New York.

NBC broadcast "Fitch Bandwagon" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS J-69 *** The Canteen Bounce
AFRS BW-31 *** Perdido
AFRS J-69 *** Hayfoot, Strawfoot [as Get Hep]
Betty Roche, vocal
AFRS BW-31 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore
AFRS BW-31 *** A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
AFRS BW-31 *** Ring Dem Bells
AFRS BW-31 *** Things Ain't What They Used To Be


June 6, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Storyville CD 101-8359 Hurricane:17 Moon Mist
Jazz Archives 15
Storyville CD 101-8359
Hurricane:18 You'll Never Know
Jazz Archives 15
Storyville CD 101-8359
Hurricane:19 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Storyville CD 101-8359 Hurricane:20 I Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I Got
Betty Roche, vocal
Storyville CD 101-8359 Hurricane:21 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Storyville CD 101-8359 Hurricane:22 Moon Mist


June 17 & 19, 1943. New York.

Soundtrack to film "RKO Jamboree No. 7."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

RKO 100dvd:8
DEIHdvd
DEHOFvhs
RKO JAMBOREE NO. 7 [film]
100dvd:8
DEIHdvd:16a
DEHOFvhs
Mood Indigo [from film RKO Jamboree No. 7]
100dvd:8
DEIHdvd:16b
DEHOFvhs
Sophisticated Lady [from film RKO Jamboree No. 7]
100dvd:8
DEIHdvd:17
DEHOFvhs
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [from film RKO Jamboree No. 7]
Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal
Columbia CK-48654 100dvd:8
DEIHdvd:18
DEHOFvhs
Don't Get Around Much Anymore [from film RKO Jamboree No. 7]


June 18, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Rarities 56 *** Bojangles (A Portrait Of Bill Robinson)
Rarities 56 *** People Will Say We Are In Love
Rarities 56 *** Five O'Clock Drag
Rarities 56 *** Johnny Come Lately
Rarities 56 *** Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Rarities 56 *** Wait For Me Mary
Rarities 56 *** It's Been So Long
Rarities 56 *** Blue Skies


June 20, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Hurricane HC-6001 *** Moon Mist
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Black Beauty (A Portrait Of Florence Mills)
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Could It Be You?
Hurricane HC-6001 *** I Have Faith
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Betty Roche, vocal
Hurricane HC-6001 *** The "C" Jam Blues
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Blue Bells Of Harlem
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Moon Mist


June 27, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Hurricane HC-6001 *** Moon Mist
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Close To You
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Baghdad
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Summertime
Al Hibbler, vocal
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Caravan
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Sunday, Monday Or Always
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Dinah's In A Jam
Ray Nance, vocal
Hurricane HC-6001 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


June 1943. New York.

Treasury Star Parade No. 231.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets1/2:9 Any Bonds Today?
Dets1/2:10 Take The "A" Train
Dets1/2:11 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dets1/2:12 Caravan
Dets1/2:14 It Can't Be Wrong
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets1/2:15 Johnny Come Lately
Dets1/2:16 Any Bonds Today?


June 1943. New York.

Treasury Star Parade No. 232.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets1/2:17 Any Bonds Today?
Dets1/2:18 Take The "A" Train
Dets1/2:19 Wait For Me Mary
Dets1/2:20 Moon Mist
Dets1/2:22 A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets1/2:23 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Dets1/2:24 Any Bonds Today?


June 1943. New York.

Treasury Star Parade No. 233.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets2/1:16 Any Bonds Today?
Dets2/1:17 Take The "A" Train
Dets2/1:18 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Dets2/1:19 Go Away Blues
Betty Roche, vocal
Dets2/1:21 Creole Love Call
Dets2/1:22 Three Cent Stomp
Dets2/1:23 Any Bonds Today?


June 25, 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast "Broadway Bandbox" from CBS Studios.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Giants of Jazz 1002 *** Solitude

Duke Ellington, p; accompanied by Raymond Scott & His Orchestra.

Giants of Jazz 1002 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


July 11, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Joe Nanton, Sandy Williams, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Hurricane HC-6002 *** Moon Mist
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Out Of Nowhere
Hurricane HC-6002 *** And Russia Is Her Name
Hurricane HC-6002 *** It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Blue Serge
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Blue Belles Of Harlem
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


July 1943. New York.

WMCA broadcast "Jumpin' Jive."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Ben Webster, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Jazz Archives 15 *** Cotton Tail
Caracol CAR-435
Jazz Archives 15
*** Sweet Georgia Brown
Jazz Archives 15 *** Going Up


August 14, 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast "Dinner Music" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Hurricane HC-6002 *** Clementine
Hurricane HC-6002 *** I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
Hurricane HC-6002 *** A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Hurricane HC-6002 *** There Is A Man In My Life

Duke Ellington, p; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Hurricane HC-6002 *** Pitter Panther Patter

As first entry for date.

Hurricane HC-6002 *** Rockin' In Rhythm
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Main Stem
Hurricane HC-6002 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


August 26, 1943. New York.

WHN broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Caracol CAR-435 *** Baby, Please Stop And Think About Me


August 28, 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Queen Disc Q-071 *** Take The "A" Train [theme]
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Way Low
Queen Disc Q-071 *** A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Rockin' In Rhythm
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Three Cent Stomp
Temple M-554
Queen Disc Q-071
*** I Don't Know What Kind Of Blues I Got
Betty Roche, vocal
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Later Tonight
Queen Disc Q-071 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


August 29, 1943. New York.

MBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Queen Disc QD-071 *** Moon Mist
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Do You Know?
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Subtle Slough
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Emancipation Celebration [as Graceful Awkwardness]
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Go Away Blues
Betty Roche, vocal
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Cotton Tail
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Queen Disc QD-071 *** Don't Get Around Much Anymore


September 5, 1943. New York.

NBC broadcast "Chamber Music Society Of Lower Basin Street."

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Paul Lavalle.

Temple M-554 *** Sophisticated Lady


September 11, 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Temple M-554 *** On The Sands Of Time


September 1943. New York.

CBS broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

White Label RM-343/344 Someone [as Blue Again]
White Label RM-343/344
Caracol CAR-435
*** Jump For Joy


September 12, 1943. New York.

WHN broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Bernard Archer, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Nat Jones, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Caracol CAR-435 *** Design For Jivin'


November 8, 1943. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at World Studios. Dizzy Gillespie sits in. Jimmy Hamilton replaces Haughton. Taft Jordan added.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Dizzy Gillespie, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Skippy Williams, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Wilson Myers, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/1 Rockin' In Rhythm
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/2a Rockin' In Rhythm [incomplete]
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/2b Rockin' In Rhythm [incomplete]
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/3 Rockin' In Rhythm
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/4 Rockin' In Rhythm
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/5 Blue Skies
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/6a Blue Skies [incomplete]
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/6b Blue Skies [incomplete]
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/6c Blue Skies [incomplete]
VP-494 V-Disc 176-A C42-44:14
WldTrans:1/7
Boy Meets Horn
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/8 Boy Meets Horn
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/9 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/10 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/11 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/12 Summertime [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-101 WldTrans:1/13 Summertime
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/14 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/15 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/16 Tea For Two [incomplete]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/17 Tea For Two
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/18 The "C" Jam Blues
VP-990 V-Disc 355 C42-44:15
WldTrans:1/19
Rockabye River [as Hop, Skip, Jump]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/20 Blue Skies [incomplete]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/21 Blue Skies
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/22 Mood Indigo [incomplete]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/23 Mood Indigo


November 9, 1943. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at World Studios.

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

Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:1/24 Main Stem [incomplete]
VP-990 V-Disc 355-A C42-44:17
WldTrans:1/25
Main Stem
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:2/1 Main Stem
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:2/2 A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship) [incomplete]
Ray Nance, vocal
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:2/3 A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:2/4 Three Cent Stomp [incomplete]
Circle CLP-102 WldTrans:2/5 Three Cent Stomp
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/6 Three Cent Stomp
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/7 I Wonder Why [incomplete]
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/8 I Wonder Why
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/9 I Wonder Why [incomplete]
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/10 I Wonder Why
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/11 Go Away Blues
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/12 I Don't Want Anybody At All (If I Can't Have You)
Betty Roche, vocal
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/13 Ain't Misbehavin'
VP-866 V-Disc 315 C42-44:16
WldTrans:2/14
VDisc:2/15
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/15 Baby, Please Stop And Think About Me [incomplete]
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/16 Baby, Please Stop And Think About Me
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/17 Baby, Please Stop And Think About Me
Circle CLP-103 WldTrans:2/18 Caravan


November 27, 1943. Buffalo, New York.

NBC broadcast "Coca Cola Spotlight Bands No 372" from the Trico Products Factory.

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

AFRS SB-217 *** Blue Skies
AFRS SB-217 *** Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
AFRS SB-217 *** A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship)
Ray Nance, vocal
AFRS SB-217 *** I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
AFRS SB-217 *** I Wonder Why
Betty Roche, vocal
AFRS SB-217 *** Rockin' In Rhythm
AFRS SB-217 *** Things Ain't What They Used To Be


December 1, 1943. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at Decca Studios.

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

Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/19 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/20 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/21 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/22 Johnny Come Lately
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/23 Johnny Come Lately
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/24 Creole Love Call [incomplete]
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:2/25 Creole Love Call [incomplete]
VP-1059 V-Disc 415 C42-44:18
WldTrans:2/26
VDisc:1/9
Creole Love Call
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:3/1 Somebody Loves Me
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:3/2 Jack The Bear
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:3/3 Harlem Air Shaft
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:3/4 Harlem Air Shaft
Circle CLP-104 WldTrans:3/5 Harlem Air Shaft
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/6 Ring Dem Bells
Ray Nance, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/7 Rose Room
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/8 Rose Room
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/9 Honeysuckle Rose
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/10 Chopsticks


December 8, 1943. Hampton, Virginia.

NBC broadcast "Coca Cola Spotlight Bands No 381" from the Langley Field Air Force Base.

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

AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
*** Three Cent Stomp
AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
DJ:16
Wash:2
I Wonder Why
Betty Roche, vocal
AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
DJ:14
Wash:3
Going Up
Betty Roche, vocal
AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
*** Boy Meets Horn
AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
DJ:15 Jump For Joy
AFRS SB-226
Duke Records D-1015
*** Take The "A" Train [theme]


December 11, 1943. New York.

Concert at Carnegie Hall.

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

Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/1 The Star Spangled Banner
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/2 Introduction
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/3 Take The "A" Train
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/4 Moon Mist
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/5 Tea For Two
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/6 Honeysuckle Rose
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:1/7 Stardust
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:1/8 The "C" Jam Blues
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/9 West Indian Dance [as West Indian Influence]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:1/10 Emancipation Celebration [as Lighter Attitude]
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:1/11 New World A-Comin'
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:1/12 Going Up [as Floor Show]
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:1/13 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/1 Introduction
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/2 Ring Dem Bells
Ray Nance, vocal
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3a In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3b Mood Indigo [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3c Sophisticated Lady [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3d Caravan [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3e Solitude [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/3f I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/4 Jack The Bear
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Al Hibbler, vocal
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/6 Summertime
Al Hibbler, vocal
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/7 Cotton Tail
Jazz Panorama LP-1 CH4312:2/8 Black And Tan Fantasy
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/9a Suddenly It Jumped [medley]
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/9b Rockin' In Rhythm [medley]
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/10 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/11 Trumpet In Spades (Rex's Concerto)
Ember EMBD-2001 CH4312:2/12 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


24jul08

Take The 'A' Train