January 2, 1945. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at Decca Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/11 Midriff
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/12 Midriff
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/13a I Didn't Know About You [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/13b I Didn't Know About You [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/13c I Didn't Know About You [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/14 I Didn't Know About You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/15 I'm Beginning To See The Light [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/16 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-105 WldTrans:3/17 Mood To Be Woo'd
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/18a Blue Cellophane [incomplete]
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/18b Blue Cellophane [incomplete]
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/19 Blue Cellophane


January 3, 1945. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at Decca Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/20 Subtle Slough [incomplete]
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/21 Subtle Slough
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/22 Subtle Slough
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/23 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce) [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/24 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce)
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/25 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce) [incomplete]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/26 Hit Me With A Hot Note (And Watch Me Bounce)
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:3/27 The Air Conditioned Jungle
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:4/1 The Air Conditioned Jungle

Duke Ellington, p; Junior Raglin, b.

Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:4/2 Pitter Panther Patter

As first entry for date.

Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:4/3 Frantic Fantasy
Circle CLP-106 WldTrans:4/4 Frantic Fantasy
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/5 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/6 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know) [incomplete]
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/7 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/8 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/9a I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/9b I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/9c I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/9d I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/10 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/11 Bluetopia
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/12 Bluetopia [incomplete]
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/13 Bluetopia
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/14 Let The Zoomers Drool [incomplete]
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/15 Let The Zoomers Drool

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/16 You Never Know The Things You Miss
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/17 You Never Know The Things You Miss


January 4, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB12-3 Victor 20-1644 C44-45:9
RCA:14/11
BB&B:1/9
Carnegie Blues
D5VB13-1 RCA LPM-6009 C44-45:10
RCA:14/12
BB&B:1/10
Blue Cellophane
D5VB14-2 Victor 20-1670 C44-45:11
RCA:14/13
BB&B:1/11
Mood To Be Woo'd
D5VB15-5 Victor 20-1644 C44-45:12
RCA:14/14
BB&B:1/12
(All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
Joya Sherrill, vocal


January 17, 1945. Los Angeles.

Esquire Second Annual Jazz Concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium. Billie Holiday sits in on two titles.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

BH14:17 Lover Man
Billie Holiday, vocal
AFRS ONS-486 BH14:18 I Cover The Waterfront
Billie Holiday, vocal
AFRS ONS-486-7 Dooji4:1-7 BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
AFRS ONS-486 Dooji4:1 Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:2 The Blues [as Mauve] [Black, Brown & Beige]
Marie Ellington, vocal
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:3 West Indian Dance [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:4 Sugar Hill Penthouse [as Creamy Brown] [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:5 Emancipation Celebration [as Lighter Attitude] [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:6 Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS ONS-487 Dooji4:7 Light [Black, Brown & Beige]
AFRS BML-P229/230 Ciros:22 Frankie And Johnny
AFRS BML-P229/230 Ciros:23 Metronome All Out


February 24, 1945. Los Angeles.

For many years Duke Brooks was thought to be Duke Ellington, but Ellington was not involved in this session. The titles are in brackets to indicate the fact that this is a dubious Ellington session.

Sonny Greer & The Duke's Men: Taft Jordan, t; Barney Bigard, cl; Otto Hardwick, as; Duke Brooks, p; Fred Guy, g; Red Callender, b; Sonny Greer, d.

581-4B Capitol 10028 C44-45:13 {Mood Indigo}
582-5D-7 Capitol 48013 C44-45:14 {Bug In A Rug}
583-3B Capitol 10028 C44-45:15 {The Mooche}
584-D5 Capitol 1228 C44-45:16 {Kandylamb}


April 7, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 1 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the 400 Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 1 Dets1/1:1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 1 Dets1/1:2 Blutopia
Dets 1 Dets1/1:3 Midriff
Dets 1 Dets1/1:4 Creole Love Call
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 1 Dets1/1:5 Suddenly It Jumped
Dets 1 Dets1/1:6 Frustration
Dets 1 Dets1/1:7 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 1 Dets1/1:8-12 THE PERFUME SUITE
Dets 1 Dets1/1:9 Under The Balcony [as Love] [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 1 Dets1/1:10 Strange Feeling [as Violence] [The Perfume Suite]
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 1 Dets1/1:11 Dancers In Love [as Naivete] [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 1 Dets1/1:12 Coloratura [as Sophistication] [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 1 Dets1/1:13 The Air Conditioned Jungle
Dets 1 Dets1/1:14 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 1 Dets1/1:15 Subtle Slough
Dets 1 Dets1/1:16 Passion Flower


April 14, 1945. New York.

ABC broadcast from the 400 Restaurant titled "A Tribute to F.D.R. By The American Negro."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets1/2:1 Moon Mist
Dets1/2:2 New World A-Comin'
Dets1/2:3 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets1/2:4 Mood Indigo
Dets1/2:5a Chant For FDR (American Lullaby)
Dets1/2:5b Come Sunday
Dets1/2:6 Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow (A City Called Heaven)
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets1/2:7 Creole Love Call
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets1/2:8 Moon Mist


April 21, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 2 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the 400 Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 2 Dets2/1:1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 2 Dets2/1:2 Mood To Be Woo'd
Dets 2 Dets2/1:3 If You Are But A Dream
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 2 Dets2/1:4 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Dets 2 Dets2/1:5 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 2
V-Disc
C45:3-4
Dets2/1:6-10
VDisc:1/5-6
BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
JDB-89 Dets 2
V-Disc 657
C45:4a
Dets2/1:7
VDisc:1/6
West Indian Dance [Black, Brown & Beige]
JDB-109 Dets 2
V-Disc 657
C45:3
Dets2/1:8
VDisc:1/5
The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige]
Marie Ellington, vocal
JDB-89 Dets 2
V-Disc 657
C45:4b
Dets2/1:9
Emancipation Celebration [Black, Brown & Beige
JDB-89 Dets 2
V-Disc 657
C45:4c
Dets2/1:10
Sugar Hill Penthouse [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 2 Dets2/1:11 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
Dets 2 Dets2/1:12 Stomp, Look And Listen
Dets 2
VP-1315
V-Disc 575 C45:1
Dets2/1:13
VDisc:1/18
Frantic Fantasy
VP-1316 Dets 2
V-Disc 480
C45:2
Dets2/1:14
VDisc:2/7
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ray Nance, Taft Jordan, vocal
Dets 2 Dets2/1:15 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]


April 26, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB232-1 Victor 20-1670 C45:5
RCA:14/15
BB&B:1/13
Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal


April 28, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 3 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the 400 Restaurant.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 3 Dets2/2:1 Take The "A" Train
Dets2/2:2 Midriff
Dets 3 Dets2/2:3 Carnegie Blues
Dets 3 Dets2/2:4 Someone
Dets 3 Dets2/2:5 My Little Brown Book
Dets 3 Dets2/2:6 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 3 Dets2/2:7 Ring Dem Bells
Dets 3 Dets2/2:8 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 3 Dets2/2:9-11 BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
Dets 3 Dets2/2:10 Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 3 Dets2/2:11 Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 3 Dets2/2:12 Candy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 3 Dets2/2:13 War Bulletin
Dets 3 Dets2/2:14 Teardrops In The Rain
Dets 3 Dets2/2:15 Accentuate The Positive
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 3 Dets2/2:16 Way Low
Dets 3 Dets2/2:17 Take The "A" Train


May 1, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB233-1 Victor 20-1697 C45:6
RCA:14/16
BB&B:1/14
Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
D5VB234-1 Victor 20-1697 C45:7
RCA:14/17
BB&B:1/15
(Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal


May 4, 1945. New York.

CBS Broadcast from the 400 Restaurant. Listed on 1may45 in the New Desor, but corrected in Dems 04/2-42.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets10:2/20 Take The "A" Train
Dets10:2/21 I Miss Your Kiss
Dets10:2/22 He's Home For A Little While
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets10:2/23 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets10:2/24 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets10:2/25 I'm Beginning To See The Light


May 5, 1945. Newark, New Jersey.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 4 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Adams Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 4 Dets3:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 4 Dets3:1/2 Blutopia
Dets 4 Dets3:1/3 Bond promo
Dets 4 Dets3:1/4 Clementine
Dets 4 Dets3:1/5 My Heart Sings
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 4 Dets3:1/6 Sentimental Journey
Dets 4 Dets3:1/7 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 4 Dets3:1/8 Three Cent Stomp
Dets 4 Dets3:1/9 Black And Tan Fantasy
Dets 4 Dets3:1/10 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Dets 4 Dets3:1/11 Broadcast return
Dets 4 Dets3:1/12 Passion Flower
Dets 4 Dets3:1/13 The Air Conditioned Jungle
Dets 4 Dets3:1/14 Frantic Fantasy
Dets 4 Dets3:1/15 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Dets 4 Dets3:1/16 Main Stem
Dets 4 Dets3:1/17 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 4 Dets3:1/18 Carnegie Blues
Dets 4 Dets3:1/19a Jump For Joy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 4 Dets3:1/19b Things Ain't What They Used To Be


May 10, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB261-1 RCA LPT-1004 C45:8
RCA:14/18
BB&B:1/16
Prelude To A Kiss


May 11, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB262-1 Victor 20-3291 C45:9
RCA:14/18
VDisc:3/15
BB&B:1/17
Caravan
D5VB263-1 RCA LPT-1004 C45:10
RCA:14/20
BB&B:1/18
Black And Tan Fantasy
D5VB264-1 RCA LPM-6009 C45:11
RCA:14/21
BB&B:2/1
Mood Indigo
Kay Davis, vocal


May 12, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 5 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Studio 6B at Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Bob Haggart, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 5 Dets3:2/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 5 Dets3:2/2 Carnegie Blues
Dets 5 Dets3:2/3 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:2/4 Bond promo
Dets 5 Dets3:2/5 All At Once
Dets 5 Dets3:2/6 Yesterdays
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:2/7 I Miss Your Kiss
Dets 5 Dets3:1/8 Accentuate The Positive
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:1/9 Bond promo
Dets 5 Dets3:2/10 Blue Cellophane
Dets 5 Dets3:2/11 Take The "A" Train
Dets 5 Dets3:2/12 Take The "A" Train
JDB209 Dets 5
V-Disc 701
C45v2:14
Dets3:2/13
VDisc:2/10
Prelude To A Kiss
Dets 5 Dets3:2/14 Caravan

Duke Ellington, p.

Dets 5 Dets3:2/15 Sophisticated Lady

As first entry for date.

Dets 5 Dets3:2/16 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:2/17b I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:2/18 In A Mellow Tone
VP-1351 Dets 5
V-Disc 483
C45:12
Dets3:2/19
Harlem Air Shaft
Dets 5 Dets3:2/20 I Don't Mind
Marie Ellington, vocal
Dets 5 Dets3:2/21 Bond promo
Dets 5 Dets3:2/22 The Jeep Is Jumpin'


May 14, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2 (except "The Minor Goes A Muggin'" was recorded at the Lotus Club Studios).

Duke Ellington with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra: Charlie Shavers, George Seaberg, Mickey Mangano, Gerald Goff, t; Tommy Dorsey, Karl DeKarske, Dick Noel, Tex Satterwhite, tb; Joseph Parkty, Gus Bivona, cl, as; Sid Cooper, as; Vico Musso, Babe Fresk, ts; Bruce Branson, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Bob Bain, g; Bob Haggart, b; Buddy Rich, d; Sy Oliver, arr.

D5VB758-1 Victor 45-002 C45:13
RCA:15/4
The Minor Goes A Muggin'

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB265-1 Victor 20-3291 C45:14
RCA:14/22
VDisc:3/16
BB&B:2/2
In A Sentimental Mood
D5VB266-1 Victor 27-0054 C45:15
RCA:15/1
BB&B:2/3
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, vocal
D5VB267-1 Victor 27-0056 C45:16
RCA:15/2
BB&B:2/4
Sophisticated Lady

Tommy Dorsey, tb, added.

D5VB268-1 Victor 45-002 C45:17
RCA:15/3
BB&B:2/5
Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)


May 15, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Sid Weiss, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB269-1 Victor 45-002 C45:18
RCA:15/5
BB&B:2/6
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Joya Sherrill, vocal
D5VB269-2 HMV JO-268 AT9:8
RCA:15/6
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Joya Sherrill, vocal
D5VB270-1 Victor 27-0056 C45:19
RCA:15/7
BB&B:2/7
Solitude
Al Hibbler, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, vocal


May 16, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

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

D5VB271-1 Victor 20-2324 C45v2:1
RCA:15/8
SDT:3
SG3:2/13
Frankie And Johnny
D5VB272-1 Victor 20-4281 C45v2:2
RCA:15/9
SDT:4
SG3:2/14
Jumpin' Room Only

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB273-1 HMV JO-249 C45v2:3
RCA:15/10
BB&B:2/8
Black Beauty
D5VB274-1 Victor 20-1718 C45v2:4
RCA:15/11
BB&B:2/9
Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal


May 19, 1945. Detroit.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 6 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Paradise Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 6 Dets4:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 6 Dets4:1/2 Teardrops In The Rain
Dets 6 Dets4:1/3 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 6 Dets4:1/4 Bond promo
Dets 6 Dets4:1/5 Perdido
Dets 6 Dets4:1/6 If You Are But A Dream
Kay Davis, vocal

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

Dets 6 Dets4:1/7 Pitter Panther Patter

As first entry for date.

Dets 6 Dets4:1/8 Emancipation Celebration
Dets 6 Dets4:1/9 Bond promo
Dets 6 Dets4:1/10 I Should Care
Dets 6 Dets4:1/11 Take The "A" Train
Dets 6 Dets4:1/12 Take The "A" Train
Dets 6 Dets4:1/13 In A Sentimental Mood
Dets 6 Dets4:1/14 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 6 Dets4:1/15 Solitude
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Joya Sherrill , vocal
Dets 6 Dets4:1/16 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Dets 6 Dets4:1/17 Subtle Slough
Dets 6 Dets4:1/18 The "C" Jam Blues
Dets 6 Dets4:1/19 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 6 Dets4:1/20 Bond promo
Dets 6 Dets4:1/21 Stomp, Look And Listen
Dets 6 Dets4:1/22 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


May 26, 1945. Chicago.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 7 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Regal Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 7 Dets4:2/6 Take The "A" Train
Dets 7 Dets4:2/7 Bond promo
VP-1754 Dets 7
V-Disc
C45v2:10
Dets4:2/8
Sugar Hill Penthouse
Dets 7 Dets4:2/9 Suddenly It Jumped
Dets 7 Dets4:2/10 Bond promo
Dets 7 Dets4:2/11 Candy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 7 Dets4:2/12 A Friend Of Yours
VP-1583 Dets 7
V-Disc 558
Dets4:2/13 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
VP-1397 Dets 7
V-Disc 505
C45v2:5
Dets4:2/14
VDisc:2/3
Hollywood Hangover
Dets 7 Dets4:2/15 Laura
Dets 7 Dets4:2/16 Bond promo
Dets 7 Dets4:2/17 Take The "A" Train
VP-1687 Dets 7
V-Disc 610
C45v2:7
Dets4:2/18
VDisc:2/6
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
VP-1752 Dets 7
V-Disc 626
C45v2:8
Dets4:2/19a
VDisc:2/1
Frankie And Johnny [Part 1]
VP-1753 Dets 7
V-Disc 626
C45v2:9
Dets4:2/19b
VDisc:2/2
Frankie And Johnny [Part 2]
Dets 7 Dets4:2/20 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Dets 7 Dets4:2/21 Midriff
Dets 7 Dets4:2/22 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 7 Dets4:2/23 My Honey's Lovin' Arms
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 7 Dets4:2/24 Bond promo
Dets 7 Dets4:2/25 Rockin' In Rhythm


June 2, 1945. Battle Creek, Michigan.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 8 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Percy Jones Center.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 8 Dets5:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 8 Dets5:1/2 Mood To Be Woo'd
Dets 8 Dets5:1/3 Jack The Bear
Dets 8 Dets5:1/4 Bond promo
Dets 8 Dets5:1/5 The More I See You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 8 Dets5:1/6 Way Low
Dets 8 Dets5:1/7 Blues On The Double
Dets 8 Dets5:1/8 Bond promo
Dets 8 Dets5:1/9 Summertime
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 8 Dets5:1/10 Take The "A" Train
Dets 8 Dets5:1/11 Take The "A" Train
Dets 8 Dets5:1/12 Come Sunday
Dets 8 Dets5:1/13 Light
Dets 8 Dets5:1/14 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 8 Dets5:1/15 On The Alamo
Dets 8 Dets5:1/16 Carnegie Blues
Dets 8 Dets5:1/17 Bond promo
Dets 8 Dets5:1/18 (Otto Make That) Riff Stacatto
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 8 Dets5:1/19 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Dets 8 Dets5:1/20 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


June 9, 1945. Toledo, Ohio.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 9 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Paramount Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 9 Dets5:2/5 Take The "A" Train
Dets 9 Dets5:2/6 Blue Is The Night
Dets 9 Dets5:2/7 Bond promo
Dets 9 Dets5:2/8 Can't You Read Between The Lines?
Dets 9 Dets5:2/9 Rockabye River [as Hop, Skip, Jump]
Dets 9 Dets5:2/10 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 9 Dets5:2/11 Solid Old Man
Dets 9 Dets5:2/12 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 9 Dets5:2/13 Bond promo
Dets 9 Dets5:2/14 I Miss Your Kiss
Dets 9 Dets5:2/15 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Dets 9 Dets5:2/16 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Dets 9 Dets5:2/17-20 BLUES CLUSTER
VP-1492 Dets 9
V-Disc 534
C45v2:11a
Dets5:2/18
Diminuendo In Blue [Blues Cluster]
Dets 9 Dets5:2/19 Rocks In My Bed [Blues Cluster]
Marie Ellington, vocal
VP-1492 Dets 9
V-Disc 534
Dets5:2/20 Crescendo In Blue [Blues Cluster]
Dets 9 Dets5:2/21 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 9 Dets5:2/22 Teardrops In The Rain
Dets 9 Dets5:2/23 My Little Brown Book
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 9 Dets5:2/24 Accentuate The Positive
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 9 Dets5:2/25 Bond promo
Dets 9 Dets5:2/26 The "C" Jam Blues
Dets 9 Dets5:2/27 Take The "A" Train


June 16, 1945. Evansville, Indiana.

ABC Treasury broadcast No. 10 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Franklin Gardens.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 10 Dets6:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 10 Dets6:1/2 Back Home Again In Indiana
Dets 10 Dets6:2/3 Blue Serge
Dets 10 Dets6:2/4 Bond promo
Dets 10 Dets6:1/5 The Wish I Wish Tonight
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 10 Dets6:1/6 Jumpin' Punkins
Dets 10 Dets6:1/7 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Dets 10 Dets6:1/8 Bond promo
Dets 10 Dets6:1/9 Cotton Tail
Dets 10 Dets6:1/10 Take The "A" Train
JDB-206 Dets 10
V-Disc 695
C45v2:12
Dets6:1/11a
VDisc:3/1
New World A-Comin' [Part 1]
JDB-207 Dets 10
V-Disc 695
C45v2:13
Dets6:1/11b
VDisc:3/2
New World A-Comin' [Part 2]
Dets 10 Dets6:1/12 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Dets 10 Dets6:1/13 Johnny Come Lately
Dets 10 Dets6:1/14 Yesterdays
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 10 Dets6:1/15 Let The Zoomers Drool
Dets 10 Dets6:1/16 Bond promo
Dets 10 Dets6:1/17 Boy Meets Horn


June 23, 1945. Akron, Ohio.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 11 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Palace Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 11 Dets6:2/6 Take The "A" Train
Dets 11 Dets6:2/7 Jump For Joy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 11 Dets6:2/8 All At Once
Dets 11 Dets6:2/9 Bond promo
Dets 11 Dets6:2/10 Ko-Ko
Dets 11 Dets6:2/11 I Should Care
Dets 11 Dets6:2/12 Go Away Blues
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 11 Dets6:2/13 Tootin' Through The Roof
Dets 11 Dets6:2/14 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 11 Dets6:2/15 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 11 Dets6:2/16 Take The "A" Train
Dets 11 Dets6:2/17 Take The "A" Train
Dets 11 Dets6:2/18 Blue Belles Of Harlem
Dets 11 Dets6:2/19 Body And Soul [Bond promo]

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 11 Dets6:2/20 The More I See You
Kay Davis, vocal

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 11 Dets6:2/21 Fanfare By Band
Dets 11 Dets6:2/22 What Am I Here For?
Dets 11 Dets6:2/23 Warm Valley
Dets 11 Dets6:2/24 Bond promo
Dets 11 Dets6:2/25 Stompy Jones
Dets 11 Dets6:2/26 Take The "A" Train


June 30, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 12 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Apollo Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 12 Dets7:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 12 Dets7:1/2 Caravan
Dets 12 Dets7:1/3 Fickle Fling
Dets 12 Dets7:1/4 Bond promo
Dets 12 Dets7:1/5 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 12 Dets7:1/6 Honeysuckle Rose
Dets 12 Dets7:1/7 Day Dream
Dets 12 Dets7:1/8 One O'Clock Jump
Dets 12 Dets7:1/9 Bond promo

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 12 Dets7:1/10a There's No You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 12 Dets7:1/10b Take The "A" Train
Dets 12 Dets7:1/11 Introduction to Billy Strayhorn medley
Dets 12 Dets7:1/12a Chelsea Bridge [Billy Strayhorn medley]
Dets 12 Dets7:1/12b Something To Live For [Billy Strayhorn medley]
Marie Ellington, vocal
Dets 12 Dets7:1/12c Clementine [Bond promo] [Billy Strayhorn medley]
Dets 12 Dets7:1/12d My Little Brown Book [Billy Strayhorn medley]
Al Hibbler, vocal

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 12 Dets7:1/13 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Dets 12 Dets7:1/14 Carnegie Blues
Dets 12 Dets7:1/15 I'm Beginning To See The Light [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 12 Dets7:1/16 Old King Dooji
Dets 12 Dets7:1/17 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


July 7, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 13 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 13 Dets7:2/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 13 Dets7:2/2 Blue Belles Of Harlem
Dets 13 Dets7:2/3 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 13 Dets7:2/4 Bond promo
Dets 13 Dets7:2/5 Can't You Read Between The Lines?
Dets 13 C45v2:11a
Dets7:2/6a
VDisc:1/10
Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
Dets 13 Dets7:2/6b Carnegie Blues [medley]
Dets 13 C45v2:11b
Dets7:2/6c
VDisc:1/11
Crescendo In Blue [medley]
Dets 13 Dets7:2/7 Bond promo
Dets 13 Dets7:2/8 Mood To Be Woo'd

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 13 Dets7:2/9 Take The "A" Train
Dets 13 C44-45:17-18
Dets7:2/10
VDisc:2/8-9
THE PERFUME SUITE
Dets 13 C44-45:17a
Dets7:2/10a
VDisc:2/8a
Balcony Serenade [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 13 C44-45:17b
Dets7:2/10b
VDisc:2/8b
Strange Feeling [The Perfume Suite]
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 13 C44-45:18a
Dets7:2/10c
VDisc:2/9a
Dancers In Love [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 13 C44-45:18b
Dets7:2/10d
VDisc:2/9b
Coloratura [The Perfume Suite]
Dets 13 Dets7:2/11 Bond promo

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 13 Dets7:2/12 Hollywood Hangover
Dets 13 Dets7:2/13 I Don't Mind
Marie Ellington, vocal
JDB 209 Dets 13
V-Disc 701
C45v2:15
Dets7:2/14
VDisc:2/11
Ring Dem Bells
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 13 Dets7:2/15 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


July 14, 1945. Boston.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 14 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the RKO Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 14 Dets8:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 14 Dets8:1/2 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
Dets 14 Dets8:1/3 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 14 Dets8:1/4 Bond promo
Dets 14 Dets8:1/5 Bugle Breaks
Dets 14 Dets8:1/6 A Friend Of Yours
Dets 14 Dets8:1/7 West Indian Dance

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 14 Dets8:1/8 Bond promo
Dets 14 Dets8:1/9 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 14 Dets8:1/10 Stomp, Look And Listen
Dets 14 Dets8:1/11 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Dets 14 Dets8:1/12 Take The "A" Train
Dets 14 Dets8:1/13-15 THE MAGAZINE SUITE
Dets 14 Dets8:1/13 Downbeat Shuffle [The Magazine Suite]
Dets 14 Dets8:1/14 Esquire Swank [The Magazine Suite]
Dets 14 Dets8:1/15 Metronome All-Out [Bond promo] [The Magazine Suite]

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 14 Dets8:1/16 If You Are But A Dream
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 14 Dets8:1/17 Blutopia
Dets 14 Dets8:1/18 Candy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 14 Dets8:1/19 Bond promo
Dets 14 Dets8:1/20 Main Stem
Dets 14 Dets8:1/21 Take The "A" Train


July 21, 1945. Marshfield, Massachusetts.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. l5 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Fieldstone Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 15 Dets8:2/6 Take The "A" Train
Dets 15 Dets8:2/7 In A Mellow Tone
Dets 15 Dets8:2/8 The Wish I Wish Tonight
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 15 Dets8:2/9 Bond promo
Dets 15 Dets8:2/10 The "C" Jam Blues
Dets 15 Dets8:2/11 Ultra Blue [as Ultra Violet]
Dets 15 Dets8:2/12 There's No You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 15 Dets8:2/13 Emancipation Celebration
Dets 15 Dets8:2/14 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 15 Dets8:2/15 Let The Zoomers Drool
Dets 15 Dets8:2/16 Take The "A" Train
Dets 15 Dets8:2/17 Reminiscing In Tempo [Bond promo]
Dets 15 Dets8:2/18 Everything But You
Dets 15 Dets8:2/19 Ko-Ko
Dets 15 Dets8:2/20 Mood To Be Woo'd
Dets 15 Dets8:2/21 Tea For Two
Dets 15 Dets8:2/22 Bond promo
Dets 15 Dets8:2/23 Blues On The Double
Dets 15 Dets8:2/24 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


July 24, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Al Lucas, Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Victor C45v2:16-18
RCA:15/12-15
BB&B:2/10-13
THE PERFUME SUITE
D5VB505-1 Victor 20-4711 C45v2:16
RCA:15/13
BB&B:2/11
Strange Feeling [The Perfume Suite]
Al Hibbler, vocal
D5VB506-1 RCA PM-42047 C45v2:17
RCA:15/16
BB&B:2/13
Coloratura [The Perfume Suite]
D5VB507-1 Victor 20-4711 C45v2:18
RCA:15/12
BB&B:2/10
Balcony Serenade [The Perfume Suite]


July 28, 1945. Hartford, Connecticut.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 16 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the State Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 16 Dets9:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 16 Dets9:1/2 Teardrops In The Rain
Dets 16 Dets9:1/3 Frustration
Dets 16 Dets9:1/4 Bond promo
Dets 16 Dets9:1/5 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 16 Dets9:1/6 9:20 Special
Dets 16 Dets9:1/7 Moon Mist
Dets 16 Dets9:1/8 Rockin' In Rhythm
Dets 16 Dets9:1/9 Bond promo
Dets 16 Dets9:1/10 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 16 Dets9:1/11 Take The "A" Train
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12a In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12b Black Beauty [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12c Sophisticated Lady [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12d Caravan [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12e Solitude [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/12f I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Dets 16 Dets9:1/13 Bond promo
Dets 16 Dets9:1/14 Trumpet In Spades (Rex's Concerto)
Dets 16 Dets9:1/15 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
Dets 16 Dets9:1/16 Go Away Blues
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 16 Dets9:1/17 Bond promo
Dets 16 Dets9:1/18 One O'Clock Jump


July 30, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB518-1 Victor 20-1718 C45-46:2
RCA:15/17
BB&B:2/14
Things Ain't What They Used To Be [as Time's A-Wastin']
D5VB519-1 Victor 20-4712 C45-46:3
RCA:15/14
BB&B:2/12
Dancers In Love [The Perfume Suite]
D5VB506-2 Victor 20-4712 C45-46:1
RCA:15/15
Coloratura [The Perfume Suite]


July 31, 1945. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at Decca Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/18 Teardrops In The Rain
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/19 Teardrops In The Rain [incomplete]
Circle CLP-107 WldTrans:4/20 Teardrops In The Rain
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/1 Metronome All-Out [incomplete]
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/2 Metronome All-Out
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/3 Esquire Swank
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/4a Downbeat Shuffle [incomplete]
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/4b Downbeat Shuffle [incomplete]
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/4c Downbeat Shuffle [incomplete]
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/5 Downbeat Shuffle
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:4/21 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato [incomplete]
Ray Nance, vocal
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:4/22 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:4/23 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal


August 3, 1945. New York.

World Studios. "[F]irst aired by the BBC on Friday the 28th of December 1945 in their 'Kings Of Jazz' series."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Al Lucas, Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

RadioYrs:11 Black And Tan Fantasy
RadioYrs:12 Mood To Be Woo'd
RadioYrs:13 Frantic Fantasy
RadioYrs:14 The "C" Jam Blues
RadioYrs:15 The Air Conditioned Jungle
RadioYrs:16 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
RadioYrs:17 Rockin' In Rhythm
RadioYrs:18 Take The "A" Train


August 4, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 17 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 17 Dets9:2/6 Take The "A" Train
Dets 17 Dets9:2/7 Dancing In The Dark
Dets 17 Dets9:2/8 Downbeat Shuffle
Dets 17 Dets9:2/9 Bond promo

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 17 Dets9:2/10 Tonight I Shall Sleep (With A Smile On My Face)
Al Hibbler, vocal

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 17 Dets9:2/11 Esquire Swank
Dets 17 Dets9:2/12 Creole Love Call
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 17 Dets9:2/13 I Miss Your Kiss
Dets 17 Dets9:2/14 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato [Bond promo]
Dets 17 Dets9:2/15 Take The "A" Train
Dets 17 Dets9:2/16a Passion Flower [medley]
Dets 17 Dets9:2/16b Frantic Fantasy [medley]
Dets 17 Dets9:2/16c The Air Conditioned Jungle [medley]
Dets 17 Dets9:2/16d On The Sunny Side Of The Street [medley]
Dets 17 Dets9:2/17 Metronome All Out
Dets 17 Dets9:2/18 Everything But You [Bond promo]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 17 Dets9:2/19 Solid Old Man


August 7, 1945. New York.

World Broadcasting System recording session at Decca Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/6 Ultra Blue
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/7 Ultra Blue
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/8 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/9 Frustration [incomplete]
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/10 Frustration
Circle CLP-108 WldTrans:5/11 Hollywood Hangover
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/12 Blues On The Double [incomplete]
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/13 Blues On The Double
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/14 Blues On The Double
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/15 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/16 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You) [incomplete]
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/17 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/18 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/19a Passion Flower [incomplete]
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/19b Passion Flower [incomplete]
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/20 Passion Flower
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/21 Passion Flower [incomplete]
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/22 Passion Flower

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/23 In A Jam
Circle CLP-109 WldTrans:5/24 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree


August 11, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 18 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 18 Dets10:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 18 Dets10:1/2 What Am I Here For?
Dets 18 Dets10:1/3 Blue Is The Night
Dets 18 Dets10:1/4 Bond promo

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 18 Dets10:1/5 The Wish I Wish Tonight
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 18 Dets10:1/6 Someone
Dets 18 Dets10:1/7 Take The "A" Train
Dets 18 Dets10:1/8 Harlem Air Shaft
Dets 18 Dets10:1/9 Out Of This World
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 18 Dets10:1/10 Bond promo
Dets 18 Dets10:1/11 Midriff

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 18 Dets10:1/12 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 18 Dets10:1/13 Ring Dem Bells
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 18 Dets10:1/14 Mood To Be Woo'd
Dets 18 Dets10:1/15 Bond promo
Dets 18 Dets10:1/16 Emancipation Celebration


August 18, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 19 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 19 Dets10:2/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 19 Dets10:2/2-7 BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
Dets 19 Dets10:2/2 Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 19 Dets10:2/3 Bond promo
Dets 19 Dets10:2/4 The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige]
Marie Ellington, vocal
Dets 19 Dets10:2/5 West Indian Dance [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 19 Dets10:2/6 Bond promo
Dets 19 Dets10:2/7a Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 19 Dets10:2/7b Light [Black, Brown & Beige]
Dets 19 Dets10:2/8 Take The "A" Train
Dets 19 Dets10:2/9 Take The "A" Train
Dets 19 Dets10:2/10 Subtle Slough
Dets 19 Dets10:2/11 Bond promo
Dets 19 Dets10:2/12 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Dets 19 Dets10:2/13 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 19 Dets10:2/14 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 19 Dets10:2/15 Bugle Breaks
Dets 19 Dets10:2/16 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 19 Dets10:2/17 Bond promo
Dets 19 Dets10:2/18 Suddenly It Jumped
Dets 19 Dets10:2/19 Warm Valley


August 25, 1945. Marshfield, Massachusetts.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 20 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Fieldston Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 20 Dets11:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 20 Dets11:1/2 Mood Indigo
Dets 20 Dets11:1/3 Bond promo
Dets 20 Dets11:1/4 In A Jam
Dets 20 Dets11:1/5 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p.

Dets 20 Dets11:1/6 Tonk [as Pianistically Allied]

As first entry for date.

Dets 20 Dets11:1/7 I Don't Mind
Marie Ellington, vocal
Dets 20 Dets11:1/8 Bond promo
Dets 20 Dets11:1/9 The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Dets 20 Dets11:1/10 Take The "A" Train
Dets 20 Dets11:1/11 Take The "A" Train
Dets 20 Dets11:1/12 Black And Tan Fantasy
Dets 20 Dets11:1/13 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Joya Sherrill, vocal

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 20 Dets11:1/14 Bond promo
Dets 20 Dets11:1/15 After All
Dets 20 Dets11:1/16 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)
Al Hibbler, vocal

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 20 Dets11:1/17 Back Home Again In Indiana
Dets 20 Dets11:1/18 The More I See You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 20 Dets11:1/19 Bond promo
Dets 20 Dets11:1/20 Let The Zoomers Drool


September 1, 1945. Philadelphia.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 21 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from the Earle Theatre.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 21 Dets11:2/1 Take The "A" Train
Dets 21 Dets11:2/2 On The Alamo
Dets 21 Dets11:2/3 Bond promo
Dets 21 Dets11:2/4 Sugar Hill Penthouse
Dets 21 Dets11:2/5 Stomp, Look And Listen
Dets 21 Dets11:2/6 There's No You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 21 Dets11:2/7 Jumpin' Punkins
Dets 21 Dets11:2/8 Body And Soul [Bond promo]
Dets 21 Dets11:2/9 Station break
Dets 21 Dets11:2/10 Take The "A" Train
Dets 21 Dets11:2/11 A TROPICAL TRIUMVIRATE
Dets 21 Dets11:2/11a Caravan [A Tropical Triumvirate]
Dets 21 Dets11:2/11b Flamingo [A Tropical Triumvirate]
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 21 Dets11:2/11c The Air Conditioned Jungle [A Tropical Triumvirate]
Dets 21 Dets11:2/12 Everything But You [Bond promo]

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

Dets 21 Dets11:2/13 Pitter Panther Patter

As first entry for date.

Dets 21 Dets11:2/14 One O'Clock Jump
Dets 21 Dets11:2/15 Moon Mist
Dets 21 Dets11:2/16 Bond promo
Dets 21 Dets11:2/17 Jump For Joy
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 21 Dets11:2/18 Take The "A" Train


September 8, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 22 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 22 Dets12:1/1 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 22 C45-46:4
Dets12:1/2
VDisc:1/8
Carnegie Blues
Dets 22 Dets12:1/3 Bond promo
Dets 22 Dets12:1/4 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Dets 22 Dets12:1/5 Mood To Be Woo'd
Dets 22 C45v2:6
Dets12:1/6
VDisc:1/7
Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal

Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington.

Dets 22 Dets12:1/7 Chelsea Bridge
Dets 22 Dets12:1/8a Bond promo
Dets 22 Dets12:1/8b Something To Live For
Marie Ellington, vocal
Dets 22 Dets12:1/8c Clementine

Duke Ellington replaces Strayhorn.

Dets 22 Dets12:1/9 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 22 Dets12:1/10a Way Low
Dets 22 Dets12:1/10b Solid Old Man
Dets 22 Dets12:1/11a Bond promo
Dets 22 Dets12:1/11b Summertime
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 22 Dets12:1/11c Old King Dooji

Billy Strayhorn, p.

Dets 22 Dets12:1/12 If I Loved You
Kay Davis, vocal

As first entry for date.

Dets 22 C45-46:14
Dets12:1/13
VDisc:2/16
Unbooted Character
Dets 22 Dets12:1/14 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Dets 22 Dets12:2/15 Bond promo
Dets 22 Dets12:1/16 Hollywood Hangover


September 15, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 23 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 23 Dets12:2/4 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 23 Dets12:2/5 Subtle Slough
Dets 23 Dets12:2/6 The "C" Jam Blues
Dets 23 Dets12:2/7 Bond promo
Dets 23 Dets12:2/8 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 23 Dets12:2/9 The Jeep Is Jumpin' [into station break]
Dets 23 Dets12:2/10 Take The "A" Train [return from station break]
Dets 23 Dets12:2/11 Creole Love Call
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 23 Dets12:2/12a Frankie And Johnny [medley]
Dets 23 Dets12:2/12b Metronome All Out [medley]
Dets 23 Dets12:2/13 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 23 Dets12:2/14 Emancipation Celebration
Dets 23 Dets12:2/15 Warm Valley
Dets 23 Dets12:2/16 Take The "A" Train [theme and broadcast close]


September 18, 1945. New York.

NBC broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/21 Take The "A" Train
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/22 As Long As I Live
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/23 9:20 Special
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/24 The Wonder Of You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/25 Walkin' With My Honey
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:1/26 Three Cent Stomp
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:2/1 Don't Take Your Love From Me
AFRS ONS-800 Dets5:2/2 Court Session


September 21, 1945. New York.

Broadcast from the New Zanzibar. Listed on 21oct45 in the New Desor, but corrected in Dems 02/2-6/2.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS ONS-763 *** Take The "A" Train
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:1/22 Midriff
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:1/23 A Door Will Open
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:1/24 My Little Brown Book
Al Hibbler, vocal
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:1/25 Stomp, Look And Listen
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:2/1 Waiting For The Train To Come In
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:2/2 Diminuendo In Blue
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:2/3 Rocks In My Bed
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:2/4 Crescendo In Blue
AFRS ONS-763 Dets8:2/5 Everything But You


September 22, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 24 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 24 Dets13:1/1 Someone
Dets 24 Dets13:1/2 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Dets 24 Dets13:1/3 Homesick, That's All
Dets 24 Dets13:1/4 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 24 Dets13:1/5 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 24 Dets13:1/6 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 24 Dets13:1/7 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Dets 24 Dets13:1/8 Bond promo
Dets 24 Dets13:1/9 Three Cent Stomp
Dets 24 Dets13:1/10 There's No You
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 24 Dets13:1/11 Fancy Dan
Dets 24 Dets13:1/12 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 24 Dets13:1/13 Fickle Fling
Dets 24 Dets13:1/14 Bond promo
Dets 24 Dets13:1/15 Blue Serge [into broadcast close]


September 24, 1945. New York.

NBC Broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets13:1/16 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets13:1/17 Stompy Jones
Dets13:1/18 Walkin' With My Honey
Dets13:1/19 Lily Belle
Dets13:1/20 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets13:1/21 In A Mellow Tone
Dets13:1/22 Solid Old Man
Dets13:2/1 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets13:2/2 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Dets13:2/3 Suddenly It Jumped
Dets13:2/4 Take The "A" Train [theme]


September 26, 1945. New York.

MBS Broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets10:1/17 Take The "A" Train
Dets10:1/18 Suddenly It Jumped
Dets10:1/19 Laura
Dets10:1/20 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets10:1/21 Stompy Jones
Dets10:1/22 Solid Old Man
Dets10:1/23 Carnegie Blues
Dets10:1/24 In A Mellow Tone
Dets10:1/25 Fancy Dan
Dets10:1/26 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


October 1, 1945. New York.

NBC broadcast from the Cafe Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Buddha 7446599629 DJ:1
Dets12:1/17
Take The "A" Train
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:2
Dets12:1/18
Caravan
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:3
Dets12:1/19
Three Cent Stomp
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:4
Dets12:1/20
Yesterdays
Kay Davis, vocal
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:6
Dets12:2/1
Blues On The Double
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:7 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:8
Dets12:2/2
(Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Ray Nance, vocal
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:9
Dets12:2/3
Cotton Tail


October 6, 1945. New York.

ABC Treasury Broadcast No. 25 "Your Saturday Date With The Duke" from Radio City.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets 25 Dets13:2/5 Take The "A" Train [theme]
Dets 25 Dets13:2/6 Main Stem
Dets 25 Dets13:2/7 Carnegie Blues
Dets 25 Dets13:2/8 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Dets 25 Dets13:2/9 Bond promo
Dets 25 Dets13:2/10 What Am I Here For?
Dets 25 Dets13:2/11 Lily Belle
Dets 25 Dets13:2/12 Homesick, That's All
Dets 25 Dets13:2/13 Go Away Blues
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets 25 Dets13:2/14 Frantic Fantasy
Dets 25 Dets13:2/15 If You Are But A Dream
Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 25 Dets13:2/16 Bond promo
Dets 25 Dets13:2/17 Jack The Bear
Dets 25 Dets13:2/18 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dets 25 Dets13:2/19 Cotton Tail
Dets 25 Dets13:2/20 Way Low
Dets 25 Dets13:2/21 Bond promo
Dets 25 Dets13:2/22 Teardrops In The Rain
Dets 25 Dets13:2/23 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
Dets 25 Dets13:2/24 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


October 7, 1945. New York.

NBC broadcast from the New Zanzibar. The "One Night Stand" titles are listed on 24oct45 in the New Desor, but this date turns out to be the date of processing rather than recording, see Dems 02/2-6/2.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/18 Take The "A" Train
AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/19 Love Letters
AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/20 Main Stem
AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/21 Fishing For The Moon
AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/22 Riff 'N' Drill
AFRS MC-131
Joyce LP 1071
Dets2:2/23 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS MC-131 Dets11:1/21 Suddenly It Jumped
AFRS MC-131 Dets11:1/22 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
AFRS MC-131 Dets11:1/23 Cotton Tail
AFRS MC-131 Dets11:1/24 Everything But You
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/16 Take The "A" Train
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/17 Fancy Dan
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/18 Walkin' With My Honey
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/19 Go Away Blues
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/20 Homesick, That's All
AFRS ONS-764 Dets7:2/21 I'd Do It All Over Again
AFRS ONS-764
AFRS ONS-800
Joyce LP 1071
Dets5:2/3 Emancipation Celebration
AFRS ONS-764
AFRS ONS-800
Joyce LP 1071
Dets5:2/4 Let The Zoomers Drool


October 8, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sid Catlett, d.

D5VB662-1 Victor 20-1748 C45-46:5
RCA:15/18
BB&B:2/15
Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do
Joya Sherrill, vocal
D5VB663-1 Victor 20-1748 C45-46:6
RCA:15/19
BB&B:2/16
Come To Baby, Do!
Joya Sherrill, vocal


October 10, 1945. New York.

MBS Broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets4:1/23 In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
Dets4:1/24 9:20 Special
Dets4:1/25 Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets4:1/26 West Indian Dance
Dets4:2/1 A Door Will Open
Dets4:2/2 In A Mellow Tone
Dets4:2/3 Everything But You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets4:2/4 Solid Old Man
Dets4:2/5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


October 11, 1945. New York.

MBS broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets7:1/18 Take The "A" Train
Dets7:1/19 Clementine
Dets7:1/20 I'll Buy That Dream
Dets7:1/21 Come To Baby, Do!
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets7:1/22 Harlem Air Shaft
Dets7:1/23 Everything But You


October 15, 1945. New York.

NBC broacdcast from the Cafe Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Buddha 7446599629 DJ:10 I'll Buy That Dream
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:11 Fickle Fling
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:12 Autumn Serenade
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Buddha 7446599629 DJ:13 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)


October 18, 1945. New York.

MBS Broadcast from the New Zanzibar

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets11:2/19 A Door Will Open
Dets11:2/20 Lily Belle
Dets11:2/21 West Indian Dance
Dets11:2/22 Waiting For The Train To Come In
Dets11:2/23 Blues On The Double


October 28, 1945. New York.

NBC broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:1/18 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:1/19 In A Mellow Tone
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:1/20 The Wonder Of You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:1/21 Riff 'N' Drill
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:1/22 The Last Time I Saw You
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:2/1 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:2/2 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:2/3 Every Hour On The Hour (I Fall In Love With You)
Al Hibbler, vocal
AFRS ONS-786 Dets6:2/4 Harlem Air Shaft


October 1945. New York.

NBC Broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS MC-172 Dets3:1/20 Jumpin' Punkins
AFRS MC-172 Dets3:1/21 A Door Will Open
AFRS MC-172 Dets3:1/22 West Indian Dance
AFRS MC-172 Dets3:1/23 I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
Al Hibbler, Kay Davis, vocal
AFRS MC-172 Dets3:1/24 Jack The Bear


November 1945. New York.

NBC Broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d.

AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/23 Take The "A" Train
AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/24 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/25 Clementine
AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/26 The Wonder Of You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/27 I'll Buy That Dream
AFRS MC-180 Dets3:2/28 Come To Baby, Do!
Joya Sherrill, vocal


November 26, 1945. New York.

RCA-Victor recording session at Studio 2.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d.

D5VB949-1 Victor 20-1799 C45-46:7
RCA:15/20
BB&B:2/17
I'm Just A Lucky So And So
Al Hibbler, vocal
D5VB950-1 RCA LPV-553 C45-46:8
RCA:15/21
BB&B:2/18
Long, Strong And Consecutive
Joya Sherrill, vocal
D5VB951-1 Victor 20-1799 C45-46:9
RCA:15/22
BB&B:2/19
The Wonder Of You
Joya Sherrill, vocal


November 28, 1945. New York.

MBS broadcast from the New Zanzibar.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rex Stewart, c; Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, t; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Otto Hardwick, as, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl , bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Dets9:1/19 Crosstown
Dets9:1/20 The Wonder Of You
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets9:1/21 Cotton Tail
Dets9:1/22 I'm Just A Lucky So And So
Dets9:2/1 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Dets9:2/2 Three Cent Stomp
Dets9:2/3 Long, Strong And Consecutive
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Dets9:2/4 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Dets9:2/5 Everything But You


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