Late January 1950. Detroit.

Private Party

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Up-to-Date 2001 I'm Afraid
Duke Ellington, vocal
Up-to-Date 2001 Joog Joog
Duke Ellington, vocal


February 11, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session. Timner lists this session in his Ellingtonians section, so apparently Duke was not present.

Chubby Kemp with the Billy Strayhorn-Johnny Hodges Sextet: Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Sonny Greer, d.

4000 Mercer 1950 C49-50:10 {Hello, Little Boy}
Chubby Kemp, vocal
4001 Mercer 1950 C49-50:11 {The Greatest There Is}
Chubby Kemp, vocal


March 6, 1950. Los Angeles.

Soundtrack to film "Salute To Duke Ellington" recorded at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Dave Burns, Al Killian, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Alva McCain, Charlie Rouse, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Sonny Greer, d.

Universal DEHOFvhs SALUTE TO DUKE ELLINGTON [film]
DEHOFvhs Things Ain't What They Used To Be [from film Salute To Duke Ellington]
DEHOFvhs She Wouldn't Be Moved [from film Salute To Duke Ellington]


May 2, 1950. Zurich, Switzerland.

Concert at the Kongresshaus.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Harold "Shorty" Baker, Al Killian, Ernie Royal, Nelson Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Theodore Kelly, tb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Don Byas, Alva McCain, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Sonny Greer, Butch Ballard, d.

Zurich:1 Suddenly It Jumped
Zurich:2 Ring Them Bells
Ray Nance, vocal
Zurich:3 Creole Love Call
Kay Davis, vocal
Zurich:4 Paradise
Zurich:5 Air Conditioned Jungle
Zurich:6 How High The Moon
Zurich:7 The Tattooed Bride
Zurich:8 Take The "A" Train
Zurich:9 Frankie And Johnny
Zurich:10 Rockin' In Rhythm
Zurich:11 Violet Blue
Zurich:12 St Louis Blues
Ray Nance, vocal
Zurich:13 S'Wonderful
Zurich:14 The Jeep Is Jumpin'


September 13, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session. Untitled Blues appeared on some pressings of Mercer 1952 by mistake.

Oscar Pettiford, His Cello & Quartet: Duke Ellington, p; Billy Strayhorn, celeste; Oscar Pettiford, cello, Lloyd Trotman, b; Jo Jones, d.

4004 Mercer 1952 C49-50:14 Blues [#3 in NDesor]
4005 Mercer 1952 C49-50:12
GT:9
Perdido
4006 Mercer 1959 C49-50:13
GT:10
Take The "A" Train
4007-1 Mercer 1952 C49-50:15
GT:11
Oscalypso
4008 Mercer 1959 C49-50:16
GT:12
Blues For Blanton


September 21, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Chubby Kemp & Her All Stars/The Ellingtonians with Chubby Kemp: Red Rodney, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Oscar Pettiford, cello; Wendell Marhsall, b; Max Roach, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "How Blue Can You Get."

4010 Up-to-Date 2006 C49-50:17 Mean Ol' Choo Choo
Chubby Kemp, vocal
4013 Mercer 1971 C49-50:18 Me And My Wig
Chubby Kemp, vocal
4014 Mercer 1960 C49-50:19 How Blue Can You Get
Chubby Kemp, vocal
4015-2 Mercer 1971 C49-50:20 Juke Bop Boogie
Chubby Kemp, vocal

Sara Forde with Mercer Ellington & His Orchestra:

4016 Mercer 1960 C49-50:21 Set 'Em Up (Rack 'Em Back)
Sara Forde, vocal

The Ellingtonians:

4017 Mercer 1958 C49-50:22 The New Piano Roll Blues

Sara Forde with Billy Strayhorn at the Piano: Billy Strayhorn, p.

4018 Mercer 1958 C49-50:23 The Man I Love
Sara Forde, vocal


October 3, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Billy Strayhorn Trio: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; unknown, d.

M5710 Mercer 1001 C50:1
GT:1
Cotton Tail
M5711 Mercer 1964 C50:2
GT:2
The "C" Jam Blues
M5712 Mercer 1964 C50:3
GT:3
Flamingo
M5713 Mercer 1001 C50:4
GT:4
Bang-Up Blues


October, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Wild Bill Davis And His Real Gone Organ: Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Johnny Collins, g; Jo Jones, d. Ellington sits out on "Make No Mistake."

M4023 Mercer 1955 C50:5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
M4024 Mercer 1955 C50:6 Make No Mistake


November, 1950. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Billy Strayhorn Trio: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Joe Shulman, b.

M2479 Mercer 1963 C50:7
GT:5
Tonk
M2480 Mercer 1963 C50:8
GT:6
Johnny Come Lately
M2481 Mercer 1001 C50:9
GT:7
In A Blue Summer Garden
M2482 Mercer 1001 C50:10
GT:8
Great Times


November 20, 1950. New York.

Columbia recording session. Paul Gonsalves added.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Nelson Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Sonny Greer, d.

CO44662-1 Columbia 39110 C50:11
CoCo:3/11
Build That Railroad (Sing That Song)
Al Hibbler, vocal
CO44663-1 Columbia 39110 C50:12
CoCo:3/12
Vocalists:11
Love You Madly
Yvonne Lanauze, vocal
CO44664-1 Columbia KG-33341 C50:13
CoCo:3/13
Great Times


December 18, 1950. New York.

Columbia recording session for album "Masterpieces."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Mercer Ellington, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Sonny Greer, d.

CO447749-1 Columbia ML-4418 C50:14
Mast:3
EsCo:2/16
The Tattooed Bride
CO447750-1 Columbia ML-4418 C50:15
Mast:1
Mood Indigo
Yvonne Lanauze, vocal
CO447751-1 Columbia ML-4418 C50-51:1
Mast:2
Sophisticated Lady
Yvonne Lanauze, vocal
CO447752-1 Columbia ML-4418 C50-51:2
Mast:4
Solitude


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