April 17, 1951. New York.

Mercer recording session.

The Coronets: Cat Anderson, t; Juan Tizol, vtb; Willie Smith as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d.

4029 Mercer 1969 C50-51:3 Night Walk
4030 Mercer 1967 C50-51:4 Moonlight Fiesta
4031 Mercer 1967 C50-51:5 She
4032 Mercer 1969 C50-51:6 The Happening


May 3, 1951. New York.

MBS broadcast "The Kreisler Bandstand" from Birdland.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Session Disc 107 2GC:1 Take The "A" Train
Session Disc 107 2GC:2 Caravan
Session Disc 107 2GC:3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Thelma Carpenter, vocal
Session Disc 107 2GC:9 THREESOME
Session Disc 107 2GC:9a VIP Boogie [Threesome]
Session Disc 107 2GC:9b Jam With Sam [Threesome]


May 10, 1951. New York.

Columbia recording session. Juan Tizol returns. Willie Smith replaces Hodges. Louis Bellson replaces Greer.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO45814-1 Columbia 39428 C50-51:7
CoCo:3/14
Fancy Dan
CO45815-1 Columbia 39428 C50-51:8
CoCo:3/15
The Hawk Talks
Columbia 39670 C50-51:9-10
CoCo:3/16-17
THREESOME
CO45816-1 Columbia 39670 C50-51:9
CoCo:3/16
VIP Boogie [Threesome]
CO45817-1 Columbia 39670 C50-51:10
CoCo:3/17
Jam With Sam [Threesome]

Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, cl; Harry Carney, bcl; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO45818-1 Columbia 39496 C50-51:11
CoCo:3/18
EsCo:2/19
Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)
Duke Ellington, vocal


May 18, 1951. Boston.

Mercer recording session.

The Coronets/Billy Strayhorn's All Stars: Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Willie Smith, as; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (on Indian Summer only), p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d.

4033 Mercer 1005 C50-51:12 Swamp Drum
4034 Mercer 1005 C50-51:13 Sultry Serenade
4035 Mercer 1968 C50-51:14 Indian Summer
4036 Mercer 1005 C50-51:15 Britt And Butter Blues


May 24, 1951. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO45829-1 Columbia DB-3618 C50-51:16
CoCo:3/19
Ting-A-Ling
CO45830-1 Columbia 39496 C50-51:17
CoCo:4/1
The Eighth Veil
CO45831-1 Columbia DB-3618 C50-51:18
CoCo:4/2
EsCo:2/17
Brown Betty


June 1, 1951. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn All-Stars: Willie Smith, as; Juan Tizol, vtb; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

4039 Mercer 1968 C51:1
AS:14
Caravan


June 6, 1951. Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

MBS broadcast from the Meadowbrook Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Nelson Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Dooji2:1 Take The "A" Train
Dooji2:2 The Tattoed Bride [as Aberdeen]
Stardust 202 Dooji2:3 Indian Summer
Dooji2:4 Love You Madly
Norma Oldham, vocal
Dooji2:5 Moonlight Fiesta
Dooji2:6 All Day Long
Dooji2:7 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Al Hibbler, vocal
Dooji2:8 The Hawk Talks
Dooji2:9 Take The "A" Train
Dooji2:10 Gotta Go


June 9, 1951. Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

MBS broadcast from the Meadowbrook Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Nelson Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Dooji2:11 I Can't Get Started
Dooji2:12 Primping At The Prom
Dooji2:13 Later
Dooji2:14 Unidentified ["D" in NDesor]
Dooji2:15 Take The "A" Train
Dooji2:16 New World A-Comin'


June 19, 1951. New York.

Mercer recording session.

Duke Ellington All-Stars: Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Juan Tizol, vtb; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid."

4040 Mercer 1005 C51:2
AS:19
Alternate
4041 Mercer 1973 C51:3
AS:15
Hoppin' John
4042 Mercer 1973 C51:4
AS:20
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid


June 23, 1951. New York.

WMCA broadcast from Birdland.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Session Disc 107 2GC:4 Fancy Dan
Session Disc 107 2GC:5 The Hawk Talks
Session Disc 107 2GC:6 Swamp Drum
Session Disc 107 2GC:8 The Tattooed Bride


August 7, 1951. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Nelson Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Smada" and "Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note."

CO47018 Up-to-Date 2004 AT10:21 Deep Night
CO47018-1 Columbia 39545 C51:5
CoCo:4/3
Deep Night
CO47019 Up-to-Date 2004 AT10:22 Please Be Kind
CO47019-1 Columbia 39545 C51:6
CoCo:4/4
Please Be Kind
CO47020 Up-to-Date AT10:23 Smada
CO47020-1 Okeh 6911 C51:7
Mast:6
CoCo:4/5
Smada
CO47021-1 Columbia 39942 C51:8
Mast:7
CoCo:4/6
Rock Skippin' At The Blue Note


December 7, 1951. New York.

Columbia recording session for the album "Uptown."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Dick Vance, Francis Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO50717-1 Columbia ML-4639 C51:9
Uptown:4
Harlem
CO47263-1 Columbia 39712 C51:10
CoCo:4/7
Bensonality


December 11, 1951. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Francis Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Azalea."

CO47267-1 Columbia 39712 C51:11
CoCo:4/8
Blues At Sundown
Lloyd Oldham, vocal
CO47268-1 Columbia CG-33961 C51:12
CoCo:4/9
Duet
CO47269-1 Columbia CL-830 C51:13
Uptown:6-7
THE CONTROVERSIAL SUITE
CO47269-1 Columbia CL-830 C51:13a
Uptown:6
Before My Time [The Controversial Suite]
CO47269-1 Columbia CL-830 C51:13b
Uptown:7
Later [The Controversial Suite]
CO47270-1 Up-to-Date 2004 C51:14
CoCo:4/10
Azalea
Lloyd Oldham, vocal
CO47271 Up-to-Date 2004 C51:15
CoCo:4/11
Vagabonds
CO47271-6 Franklin Mint 4002 Mast:5 Vagabonds
CO47272 Up-to-Date 2004 C51:16
CoCo:4/12
Something To Live For
Lloyd Oldham, vocal


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