The Treasury Shows, Pt. V (Podcast #19-015)

This is the last part of our look at the 25 double CD set of Storyville’s Treasury Show series…. Continue reading

“In April 1945, Duke Ellington began what was to be the largest single recording project of his career, though it is most unlikely that he or anyone else thought of it in such terms at the time… [He] signed an agreement with the newly formed American Broadcasting Company to broadcast a series of hour-long Saturday afternoon network shows under the title “A Date With The Duke.”… The recordings of these complete broadcasts…make up the largest single block of material in the Ellington discography.”

– Eddie Lambert, A Listener’s Guide – Duke Ellington


 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



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— Our closing music —-

0000120517It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

 

Portrait of Lawrence Brown, Pt. II (Podcast #19-014)

Lawrence Brown (1907-88) was a major voice in the Ellington orchestra. He played with Duke for 29 years, longer than any other trombonist in the orchestra. Continue reading

“As a soloist, his taste his impeccable, but his greatest role is that of an accompanist. The old timers used to say, ‘Soloists are made, but accompanists are born’. Lawrence Brown is the accompanist par excellence. During the many years he was with us, records prove that his solo performances had the widest range from classical standard up to, around, and above the jet-swept contour of the vision we almost hear.”

-Duke Ellington, Music is my Mistress


 

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Lawrence Brown’s interview for the Jazz Oral History Project can be found here.


 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



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JH four classic albumsGlobe Trotter (CD: “Four Classic Albums” Avid Jazz AMSC999)

Recorded 15 January 1951, New York City

Emmett Berry – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Al Sears – tenor sax; Leroy Lovett – piano; Lloyd Trotman – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


duke 100Creole Blues  (CD: “Duke Ellington: The Columbia Years 1927-1962” Columbia 5176872)

Recorded 14 July 1960, Los Angeles

Lawrence Brown – trombone; Duke Ellington – piano; Aaron Bell – bass.


hodges the orchestraStardust (CD: “Johnny Hodges, soloist, Billy Strayhorn and The Orchestra” Verve 314 557 543-2)

Recorded 11/12 December 1961, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Bill Berry, Howard McGhee, Eddie “Moon” Mullens – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Jimmy Jones – piano; Aaron Bell – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums


Great Paris ConcertRose of the Rio Grande  (CD: “The Great Paris Concert” Collectables 7818)

Recorded 1 February 1963, Paris

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowes – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Ernie Shepard – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


recollectionsMinnie the Moocher (CD: “Recollections of the Big Band Era” Warner Bros. 7411628)

Recorded 13 December 1962, Chicago

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowes – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Ernie Shepard – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


Let’s Go Fly a Kite (CD: “The Reprise Studio Recordings” Mosaic Records #193)

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Nat Woodard – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Eddie Johnson, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


I Left my Heart In San Francisco (CD: “The Reprise Studio Recordings” Mosaic Records #193)

Recorded 27 April 1964, New York City

Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Major Holley – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


Everybody knows Johnny HodgesStompy Jones/Mood Indigo (CD: “Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges” GRP/Impulse! GRD-116)

Recorded 8 March 1965, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Harold Ashby – reeds; Jimmy Jones – piano; Richard Davis – bass; Gus Johnson (on “Stompy Jones”), Johnny Hodges, Jr. (on “Mood Indigo”) – drums.


A Beautiful Friendship (CD: “The Reprise Studio Recordings” Mosaic Records #193)

Recorded Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope; Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


hodges davis con saxRabbit Out of the Hat (CD: “Con Soul & Sax/Wild Bill is the Boss” Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10283)

Recorded 17 January 1966, New York City

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet; Wild Bill Davis – organ; Billy Butler – guitar; Bob Bushnell – bass; Joe Marshall – drums.


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— Our closing music —-

0000120517It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

        


Portrait of Lawrence Brown, Pt. I (Podcast #19-013)

Lawrence Brown (1907-88) was a major voice in the Ellington orchestra. He played with Duke for 29 years, longer than any other trombonist in the orchestra. Continue reading

“I have never worked beside a man that played as consistently and as beautiful as this man played. He had so much soul. I have to say soul. He could play blues, he could play melody, and he could almost cry on the trombone. He made such beautiful records.”

-Trombonist Quentin Jackson on Lawrence Brown


 

Lawrence Brown


Lawrence Brown’s interview for the Jazz Oral History Project can be found here.


 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

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(CD: “The Complete 1933-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra” Mosaic Records #248)

Sheik of Araby. Recorded 16 May 1932, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Ducky Wucky. Recorded 19 September 1932, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Slippery Horn. Recorded 18 May 1932, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Slippery Horn. Recorded 17 February 1933, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny  Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Little Posey. Recorded 14 October 1939, Chicago

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Blue Light. Recorded 22 December 1938, New York City

Wallace Jones – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Barney Bigard, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


bbbcdTransbluency ( A Blue Fog That you can almost see through) (CD: “Black, Brown & Beige” Bluebird 6641-2-RB)

Recorded 9 July 1946, Los Angeles

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Ray Nance, Harold Baker – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Oscar Pettiford – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Kay Davis – vocal.


duke 100On a Turquoise Cloud (CD: “Duke Ellington: The Columbia Years 1927-1962” Columbia 5176872)

Recorded 22 December 1947, New York City

Ray Nance – violin; Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Kay Davis – vocal.


world vol. 3Blue Cellophane (CD: “World Broadcasting Series, Volume 3” Circle ‎ CCD-103)

Recorded 2 January 1945, New York City

Shelton Hemphill, Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Claude Jones – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Junior Raglin – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


Vol 19

Circe (CD: “The Treasury Shows, Volume 19” DETS

Recorded 18 May 1946, New York City

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Reunald Jones, Ray Nance  – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Oscar Pettiford – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


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The Golden Cress (LP: “The Hollywood Bowl Concert” Unique Jazz UJ-001)

Recorded 31 August 1947 Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

Shelton Hemphill, Dud Bascomb, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Oscar Pettiford – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

— Our closing music —-

0000120517It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

        


The Treasury Shows, Pt. IV (Podcast #19-012)

A few selections from Volumes 16 thru 20 of Duke’s Treasury Shows…. Continue reading

  “In April 1945, Duke Ellington began what was to be the largest single recording project of his career, though it is most unlikely that he or anyone else thought of it in such terms at the time… [He] signed an agreement with the newly formed American Broadcasting Company to broadcast a series of hour-long Saturday afternoon network shows under the title “A Date With The Duke.”… The recordings of these complete broadcasts…make up the largest single block of material in the Ellington discography.”

– Eddie Lambert, A Listener’s Guide – Duke Ellington


 

 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode came from the following CDs:



 

vol 16Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.16

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9016

Tracklist

1-1                  (Theme) Take The “A” Train & Broadcast Intro

1-2                  Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’

1-3                  (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-4                  9:20 Special

1-5                  Frustration(1)

1-6                  Ellington Bond Promo

1-7                  Dancing In The Dark

1-8                  Dancing In The Dark

1-9                  Crosstown

1-10                Passion Flower

1-11                Bond Promo

1-12                Victory Drive

1-13                Get On Board Little Children

1-14                (Theme) Take The “A” Train And Broadcast Return

1-15                Black, Brown & Beige : Come Sunday, Light                       12:14

1-16                Ellington Bond Promo                       1:22

1-17                11:60 PM                       2:04

1-18                Tell It To A Star                       2:13

1-19                I Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues                       3:12

1-20                Cotton Tail                       3:16

1-21                Waiting For The Train To Coming In                       2:02

1-22                Star Spangled Banner & Broadcast Closing                       2:03

1-23                Subtle Slough                       3:01

1-24                Main Steam                       1:57

1-25                Bakiff                       4:29

1-26                Waiting For The Train To Coming In                       2:02

2-1                  (Theme) Take The “A” Train & Broadcast Intro                       0:50

2-2                  Walking With My Honey                       1:50

2-3                  Jack The Bear                       3:40

2-4                  Autumn Serenade                       3:57

2-5                  Ellington Bond Promo                       0:50

2-6                  Tell It To A star                       2:16

2-7                  Hey Diddle Diddle                       2:04

2-8                  I Can’t Begin To Tell You                       3:16

2-9                  How Deep Is The Ocean                       3:29

2-10                The Wonder Of You                       2:39

2-11                Victory Drive                       1:18

2-12                As Long As I Live & Broadcasting Closing                       1:18

2-13                Take The “A” Train                       0:26

2-14                Interview With Duke Ellington                       0:35

2-15                The Canteen Bounce                       1:51

2-16                Perdido                       0:14

2-17                Interview With Duke Ellington                       1:42

2-18                Hayfoot, Strawfoot                       2:03

2-19                Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                       4:30

2-20                Interview With Duke Ellington                       1:32

2-21                A Slip Of The Lip                       2:44

2-22                Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                       0:14

2-23                Interview With Duke Ellington                       1:39

2-24                Ring Them Bells                       3:53

2-25                Moon Mist                       0:28

2-26                C Jam Blues                       2:30

2-27                It Don’t Mean A Thing                       2:40

2-28                Tonight I Shall Sleep                       2:10

2-29                Ring Them Bells                       3:21

2-30                Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                       2:21

2-31                Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                       0:21

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Nat Jones (5) (tracks: 1-22 to 1-25, 2-12 to 2-31), Otto Hardwicke (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-12)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-22 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-31), Lloyd Trotman (2) (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)

Cornet – Rex Stewart, Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-12)

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-24, ), Ben Webster (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-24), Elmer Williams (tracks: 2-25 to 2-31)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Bernard Archer (tracks: 2-25 to 2-31), Claude Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-12, 2-24), Joe Nanton (tracks: 1-1 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-31), Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-24), Lawrence Brown (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-31), Sandy Williams (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25)

Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-12), Harold Baker (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-31), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-31), Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-12),Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-1 to 2-31), Wallace Jones (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-31)

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-19), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-12 , 1-17, 2-4, 2-10, 2-11, ), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-8 , 1-19), The Mellotones (9) (tracks: 1-13, 2-7)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-22 – Treasury Broadcast No. 30, Radio City, Studio 6-B, NYC, November 10,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-23 to 1-24 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, June 7, 1943 (MPS)
Track 1-25 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, June , 1943 (MPS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-12 – Treasury Broadcast No.31, Radio City, Studio 6-B, November 17,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 2-13 to 2-24 – The Fitch Bandwagon Broadcast from Radio City, Studio 6-B, NYC, May 30, 1943
Tracks 2-25 to 2-31 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 5, 1943 (MPS)


Vol 17Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.17

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9017

Tracklist

1-1                 (Theme) Take The “A” Train & Intro                      0:47

1-2                 Way Low                      4:10

1-3                 “C” Jam Blues                      4:16

1-4                 The Kissing Bug                      3:21

1-5                 Duke Ellington Bond Promo                      4:03

1-6                 Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’                      4:12

1-7                 Caldonia                      2:44

1-8                 Fancy Dan                      3:01

1-9                 I’m Just A Lucky So And So                      5:21

1-10               Take The “A” Train                      3:33

1-11               Take The “A” Train                      1:42

1-12               The Last Time I Saw You                      3:10

1-13               On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe                      2:41

1-14               Duke Ellington Bond Promo                      1:14

1-15               If I Loved You                      2:54

1-16               I Can’t Begin To Tell You                      3:46

1-17               The Wonder Of You                      2:51

1-18               Riff ‘N’ Drill And Close                      2:34

1-19               Take The “A” Train                      0:25

1-20               Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me                      3:30

1-21               It Don’t Mean A Thing If Ain’t Got That Swing                      2:54

1-22               Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                      0:57

1-23               Take The “A” Train                      0:35

1-24               San Fernando Valley                      2:51

1-25               Way Low (Aborted) ; Suddenly It Jumped                      3:10

1-26               Summertime (Incomplete)                      0:37

1-27               On The Alamo                      2:27

1-28               Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                      1:12

2-1                 Caravan                      3:34

2-2                 Rugged Romeo                      2:58

2-3                 Sono                      4:07

2-4                 Air Conditioned Jungle                      5:56

2-5                 Circe                      4:47

2-6                 Rhapsoditty                      7:03

2-7                 Fugueaditty                      2:25

2-8                 Take The “A” Train                      1:02

2-9                 Jam-A-Ditty                      4:05

2-10               Magenta Haze                      5:11

2-11               Diminuendo In Blue/Transbluency/Crescendo In Blue 12:08

2-12               Pitter Panther Patter                      2:29

2-13               The Suburbanite                      3:55

2-14               Boys Meets Horn                      3:52

2-15               Jump For Joy                      2:15

2-16               Three Cent Stomp (Incomplete)                      1:29

2-17               Solid Old Man                      3:05

2-18               How Blue The Night                      1:41

2-19               Ring Dem Bells                      1:33

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-19 to 1-28, 2-13 to 2-31), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-14 to 2-19)

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-13)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Elmer Williams (tracks: 1-19 to 1-28, 2-14 to 2-19), Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton (tracks: 2-14 to 2-19), Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-23 to 1-25, 2-13 to 2-24), Lawrence Brown

Trumpet – Bernard Flood (tracks: 2-1 to 2-13), Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-18, 2-1 to 2-13), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-19 to 1-28, 2-14 to 2-19), Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-1 to 1-28, 2-14 to 2-19), Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-19 to 1-28, 2-1 to 2-19)

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance (tracks: 1-19 to 1-28, 2-14 to 2-19)

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-9, 1-26,), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-4, 1-17 ), The Mellotones (9) (tracks: 1-7)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-18 – Treasury Broadcast No. 32, Radio City, Studio 6-B, NYC, November 24,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-19 to 1-22 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 9, 1943 (MPS)
Tracks 1-23 to 1-28 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 20 , 1943 (MPS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-13 – Treasury Broadcast No. 33, Civic Opera House, Chicago, ILL, January 20, 1946
Tracks 2-14 to 2-16 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 21, 1944 (MBS)
Tracks 2-25 to 2-31 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 27, 1944 (MBS)


Vol 18Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.18

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9018

Tracklist

1-1                   Jam-A-Ditty                        1:20

1-2                   Blues Is The Night                        2:55

1-3                   Passion Flower                        3:00

1-4                   Take The “A” Train                        0:45

1-5                   Mood To Be Wooed                        4:38

1-6                   Caravan                        4:16

1-7                   Bond Promo                        1:09

1-8                   Don’t Take Your Love From Me                        4:10

1-9                   Take The “A” Train                        0:48

1-10                 The Blues                        7:47

1-11                 Bond Promo                        1:08

1-12                 Sono                        5:27

1-13                 One O’Clock Jump                        5:19

1-14                 I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So                        3:26

1-15                 Riff Staccato                        2:59

1-16                 Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’                        1:34

1-17                 Rockabye River (Hop, Skip, Jump)                        2:48

1-18                 Jumping Frog Jump                        3:39

1-19                 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me                        2:58

1-20                 Johnny Come Lately                        2:38

1-21                 Poinciana                        2:37

1-22                 On The Alamo                        2:31

1-23                 Three Cent Stomp                        3:36

1-24                 I Didn’t Know About You                        3:01

2-1                   Take The “A” Train                        0:54

2-2                   Stompy Jones                        4:17

2-3                   Moon Mist                        3:11

2-4                   Bond Promo                        1:17

2-5                   Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’                        4:57

2-6                   I Can’t Believe That You ‘re In Love With Me                        4:19

2-7                   Sophisticated Lady                        2:34

2-8                   Bond Promo                        1:09

2-9                   Jennie                        2:35

2-10                 I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So                        3:02

2-11                 Black Brown And Beige : Come Sunday & Light                        11:48

2-12                 Bond Promo                        0:12

2-13                 We’ll Be Together Again                        3:29

2-14                 Hollywood Hangover                        4:18

2-15                 Subtle Slough                        4:21

2-16                 Bond Promo                        1:04

2-17                 Perdido                        3:05

2-18                 Time Alone Will Tell                        2:27

2-19                 San Fernando Valley                        1:53

2-20                 Stomp, Look And Listen                        4:09

2-21                 Concerto For Cootie                        0:34

2-22                 Long Ago And Far Away                        2:35

2-23                 Someone                        2:08

2-24                 Suddenly It Jumped                        2:55

2-26                 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                        1:38

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (tracks: 1-1 to 1-24, 2-18 to 18-24), Russell Procope(tracks: 2-1 to 2-17)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-17 to 1-24, 2-18 to 2-25), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16, 2-1 to 2-17)

Cornet – Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-17 to 1-24, 2-18 to 2-24)

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16, 2-1 to 2-17, 2-22 to 2-25), Elmer Williams (tracks: 1-17 to 1-24, 2-18 to 2-21)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16, 2-1 to 2-17)

Trumpet – Bernard Flood (tracks: 1-1- to 1-3), Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16), Francis Williams(tracks: 1-1 to 1-16, 2-1 to 2-17), Reunald Jones (tracks: 1-4 to 1-16, 2-1 to 2-17), Hemphill, Taft

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-9, 1- 14, 1-19, 2-5, 2-22 ), Kay Davis (tracks: 2-13)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-3 – Broadcast ,KABC Studios, San Antonio, Texas, April 13, 1946(ABC)
Tracks 1-4 to 1-16 – Treasury Broadcast No. 34, Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 20, 1946 (ABC)
Tracks 1-17 to 1-24 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, April 28 , 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-17 – Treasury Broadcast No. 35, Municipal Auditorium, Worcester, Mass., April 27, 1946 (ABC)
Tracks 2-18 to 2-25 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, May 12&19, 1944 (MBS)
Tracks 1-1 to 1-16 issued on LP DETS 34
Tracks 2-1 to 2-17 issued on LP DETS 35


Vol 19Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.19

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9019

Tracklist

1-1                           Take The “A” Train                                0:36

1-2                           Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’                                4:02

1-3                           Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                0:58

1-4                           9:20 Special                                3:48

1-5                           I Can’t Get Started                                4:12

1-6                           Flamingo                                0:54

1-7                           Fancy Dan                                3:33

1-8                           Diminuendo In Blue                                3:00

1-9                           Transbluency                                4:02

1-10                         Crescendo In Blue                                3:57

1-11                         Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                1:09

1-12                         Someone                                3:07

1-13                         Three Cent Stomp                                3:47

1-14                         Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                1:08

1-15                         I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So                                2:47

1-16                         Intro                                0:34

1-17                         Barzillai Lew                                2:39

1-18                         The “C” Jam Blues                                2:40

1-19                         Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me                                3:52

1-20                         Subtle Slough                                3:26

1-21                         Take The “A” Train                                0:13

2-1                           In A Mellotone                                2:59

2-2                           I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So                                2:35

2-3                           Announcement                                0:34

2-4                           Sono                                4:34

2-5                           Rugged Romeo                                3:21

2-6                           Circe                                4:46

2-7                           Air Conditioned Jungle                                5:08

2-8                           Full Moon And Empty Arms                                2:20

2-9                           Announcement                                0:20

2-10                         Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                0:48

2-11                         Laughin’ On The Outside                                3:27

2-12                         Take The “A” Train                                1:49

2-13                         Take The “A” Train                                0:52

2-14                         Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’                                4:24

2-15                         Crosstown                                2:55

2-16                         Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                1:11

2-17                         Summertime                                3:12

2-18                         Teardrops In The Rain                                3:07

2-19                         Frankie And Johnny                                8:02

2-20                         Duke Ellington Bond Promotion                                1:12

2-21                         Hop, Skip And Jump                                2:57

2-22                         Take The “A” Train                                0:32

2-23                         Take It From Here                                2:18

2-24                         Later Tonight                                1:12

2-25                         Wait For Me Mary                                2:18

2-26                         Go Away Blues                                2:02

2-27                         Tonight I Shall Sleep                                1:59

2-28                         Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                                1:12

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Nat Jones (5) (tracks: 1-16 to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28)

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (tracks: 1-15 to 2-15, 2-1 to 2-21)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-16 to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21)

Cornet – Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-17 to 1-24, 2-18 to 2-24)

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Elmer Williams (tracks: 1-16 to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28), Elmer Williams (tracks: 1-17 to 1-24, 2-18 to 2-21)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Bernard Archer (tracks: 1-16 to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28), Claude Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21)

Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Francis Williams (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Reunald Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-21), Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones (tracks: 1-16- to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28)

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-6, 1- 15, 2-2, 2-17, 2-27), Betty Roché (tracks: 2-26), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-15, 2-8)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-15 – Treasury Broadcast No. 36, Dartmouth College, Hanoner, NH, May 4,1946, (ABC)
Tracks 1-16 to 1-21 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 3, 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-21 – Treasury Broadcast No. 37 & 38, Radio City, New York, May 18 & 25, 1946 (ABC)
Tracks 2-22 to 2-28 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 1, 1943 (MBS)


Vol 20Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.20

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9020

Tracklist

1-1                          Take The “A” Train                               0:40

1-2                          A Flower Is A Lonesome Thing                               3:29

1-3                          Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               0:58

1-4                          Main Steam                               3:19

1-5                          A Ghost Of A Chance                               3:14

1-6                          Interview With Duke Ellington                               0:39

1-7                          In A Jam                               3:22

1-8                          I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So                               3:48

1-9                          Stomp, Look And Listen                               3:45

1-10                        Come Rain Or Come Shine                               3:18

1-11                        Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               1:29

1-12                        Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                               2:07

1-13                        Summertime                               2:57

1-14                        Jack The Bear                               3:33

1-15                        Sentimental Lady                               3:19

1-16                        In A Mellotone                               3:07

1-17                        Rockin’ In Rhythm 4:23

2-1                          Take The “A” Train                               0:43

2-2                          Mood To Be Wooded                               4:47

2-3                          Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               1:03

2-4                          Johnny Come Lately                               2:40

2-5                          They Say It’s Wonderful                               2:45

2-6                          Strange Love                               2:44

2-7                          Honeysuckle Rose                               3:17

2-8                          Don’t Take Your Love From Me                               4:44

2-9                          Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               1:04

2-10                        Blue On The Double                               4:40

2-11                        Take The “A” Train                               0:36

2-12                        Take The “A” Train                               0:51

2-13                        Come Sunday                               6:27

2-14                        Light                               4:24

2-15                        Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               1:01

2-16                        Lover Man                               3:23

2-17                        Riff Staccato                               3:10

2-18                        Mood Indigo                               4:39

2-19                        Duke Ellington Bond Promo                               1:08

2-20                        Riff’N’Drill                               2:17

2-21                        Johnny Come Lately                               1:32

2-22                        Emancipation Celebration                               2:25

2-23                        Go Away Blues                               2:06

2-24                        Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                               2:13

2-25                        Things Ain’t What They Used To Be                               1:00

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Otto Hardwicke (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20)

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Johnny Hodges, Nat Jones (5) (tracks: 1-13 to 1-17, 2-21 to 25)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-13 to 1-17, 2-21 to 2-25), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20)

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Ben Webster (tracks: 1-13 to 1-17, 2-21 to 2-25)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-13 to 1-17, 2-21 to 2-25), Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20)

Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Francis Williams (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Harold Baker (tracks: 1-13 to 1-17, 2-21 to 2-17), Reunald Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-20), Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 2-1 to 2-25),Wallace Jones (tracks: 1-16- to 1-21, 2-22 to 2-28)

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-8, 1- 13, 2-2, 2-8, 2-24), Betty Roché (tracks: 2-23), Kay Davis (tracks: 2-5), Marion Cox (tracks: 1-5), Ray Nance (tracks: 2-17)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-12 – Treasury Broadcast No. 39, Rehearsal Hall, Paramount Theatre, NYC ,June 1, 1946, (ABC)
Tracks 1-13 to 1-17 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 10, 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-20 – Treasury Broadcast No. 40, WEEU Studios, Reading, PA., June 8, 1946 (ABC)
Tracks 2-21 to 2-25 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 7, 1943 (MBS)

Old Wine and New Bottles (Podcast #19-011)

Ellington never liked to set his compositions in stone. Here’s a few examples of how he would re-visit older works…
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The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



early ellingtonBirmingham Breakdown (CD: “Early Ellington – The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931” Decca/MCA Records GRD-3-640)

Recorded 29 November 1926, New York City

Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; unknown, Edgar Sampson, Otto Hardwicke – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Mack Shaw – tuba; Sonny Greer -drums.



cotton club volume1Birmingham Breakdown
(CD: “Cotton Club 1938, Volume 1” Galaxy Music ‎– 3801122)

Recorded 15 May 1938, CBS broadcast, Cotton Club, New York City

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard,  Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


early ellington

Doin’ The Voom Voom (CD: “Early Ellington – The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931” Decca/MCA Records GRD-3-640) 

Recorded 8 January 1929, New York City                                                                                         

Arthur Whetsel, Bubber Miley, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard(cl,ts); Johnny Hodges(cl,ss,as); Harry Carney(cl,as,bar);  Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy(bj); Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


elling_duke_complete1_101bDoin’ The Voom Voom(CD: “The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra” Mosaic Records #248)

Recorded 6 June 1939, New York City

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard,  Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


early ellingtonRent Party Blues (CD: “Early Ellington – The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931” Decca/MCA Records GRD-3-640)  

Recorded 1 March 1929, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney -reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


small groupsRent Party Blues (CD: ”The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions” Mosaic Records #235)

Recorded 21 March 1939, New York City

Cootie Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


early ellington rcaBlack Beauty (CD:  Early Ellington (1927 – 1934), Bluebird 6852-2-RB)

Recorded 26 March 1928, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds;  Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


bbbcdBlack Beauty (CD: “Black, Brown & Beige” Bluebird 6641-2-RB)

Recorded 16 May 1945, New York City

Shelton Hemphill, Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Claude Jones – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Junior Raglin – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


duke 100Black Beauty (CD: “Duke Ellington: The Columbia Years 1927-1962” Columbia 5176872) Recorded 14 July 1960, Los Angeles

Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Paul Gonsalves – tenor sax; Harry Carney – baritone sax; Duke Ellington – piano; Aaron Bell – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


— Our closing music —-

0000120517It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

        

 

Portrait of Bubber Miley (Podcast #19-008)

“Bubber Miley was from the body and soul of Soulville. He was raised on soul and saturated and marinated in soul. Every note he played was soul filled with the pulse of compulsion….. Bubber was born in South Carolina, but … Continue reading

“Bubber Miley was from the body and soul of Soulville. He was raised on soul and saturated and marinated in soul. Every note he played was soul filled with the pulse of compulsion…..

Bubber was born in South Carolina, but his family moved to New York when he was quite young, and he was raised there. His growl solos with the plunger mute were another of our early sound identities, and between 1925 and 1929 he laid the foundation of a tradition that has been maintained ever since by men like Cootie Williams and Ray Nance.” –

– Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

early ellington rca

Early Ellington (1927 – 1934), Bluebird 6852-2-RB

Black and Tan Fantasy, recorded 6 October 1927, Camden, New Jersey

Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone;  unknown,  Edgar Sampson,  Otto Hardwicke – reeds;  Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo;  Mack Shaw – tuba.

East St. Louis Toodle-oo, recorded 3 December 1927, New York City

Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Rudy Jackson, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

Doin’ the Voom Voom and Flaming Youth, recorded 16 January 1929, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Bubber Miley, Freddie Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


early ellington

Early Ellington – The Complete Brunswick And Vocalion Recordings Of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931, Decca/MCA Records GRD-3-640 (3 CD set)

The Mooche, recorded 17 October 1928, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Bubber Miley, unknown – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


Okeh Ellington

The Okeh Ellington, Columbia C2K 46177 (2 CD set)

Take it Easy, recorded 19 January 1928, New York City

Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalf – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.

The Mooche, recorded 1 October 1928, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Bubber Miley – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Lonnie Johnson – guitar; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Baby Cox – vocal.


bix beiderbeck

The Bix Beiderbecke Story, Proper Records P1362 (4 CD set)

Louisiana, recorded 23 April 1928, New York City

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Henry Busse, Charles Margulis, Eddie Prinder – trumpet; Bix Beiderbecke – cornet; Boyce Cullen, Wilbur Hall, Bill Rank, Jack Fulton – trombone; Irving Friedman, Chet Hazlett, Rube Crozier, Frank Trumbauer, Red Mayer, Charles Strickfaden – reeds; Kurt Dierterle, Mischa Russell, Matty Malneck, Mario Perry, John Bowman, Charles Gaylord – violin; Roy Bargy, Lennie Hayton – piano; Mike Pingitore – banjo; Min Leibrook – tuba; Mike Trafficante – bass; Hal McDonald – drums; Bing Crosby, Jack Fulton, Austin Young, Charles Gaylord – vocal.

Rockin’ Chair, recorded 21  May 1930, New York City

Bix Beiderbecke – cornet; James “Bubber” Miley – trumpet; Tommy Dorsey – trombone; Arnold Brilhart, Benny Goodman, Bud Freeman – reeds; Joe Venuti – violin; Hoagy Carmichael – piano, vocal; .Eddie Lang – guitar; Harry Goodman – bass; Gene Krupa – drums; Irving Brodsky – vocal.


— Our closing music —-

0000120517

It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

 

The Treasury Shows, Pt. III (Podcast #19-006)

Continuing our exploration of Duke’s radio broadcasts on behalf of the US Treasury Department.
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“In April 1945, Duke Ellington began what was to be the largest single recording project of his career, though it is most unlikely that he or anyone else thought of it in such terms at the time… [He] signed an agreement with the newly formed American Broadcasting Company to broadcast a series of hour-long Saturday afternoon network shows under the title “A Date With The Duke.”… The recordings of these complete broadcasts…make up the largest single block of material in the Ellington discography.”

– Eddie Lambert, A Listener’s Guide – Duke Ellington


 

 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode came from the following CDs:



 

Treasury Show Vol. 11

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.11

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9011

Tracklist

1-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2 Mood Indigo

1-3 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-4 In A Jam

1-5 Everything But You

1-6 Pianistically Allied

1-7 I Don’t Mind

1-8 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-9 The Jeep Is Jumpin’

1-10 Take The “A” Train (Station Break)

1-11 Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Return)

1-12 Black And Tan Fantasy

1-13 I’m Beginning To See The Light

1-14 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-15 After All

1-16 Don’t You Know I Care

1-17 (Back Home Again In) Indiana

1-18 The More I See You

1-19 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-20 Let The Zoomers Drool (Broadcast Close)

1-21 Suddenly It Jumped

1-22 Every Hour On The Hour

1-23 Cotton Tail

1-24 Everything But You (Broadcast Close)

2-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-2 On The Alamo

2-3 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

2-4 Sugar Hill Penthouse

2-5 Stomp, Look And Listen

2-6 There’s No You

2-7 Jumpin’ Pumpkins

2-8 Body And Soul – Duke Ellington Bond Promo

2-9 Station Break

2-10 Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Return)

2-11 – A Tropical Triumvirate (Medley)

A) Caravan

B) Flamingo

C) Air Conditioned Jungle

2-12 Everything But You – Duke Ellington Bond Promo

2-13 Pitter Panther Patter

2-14 One O’Clock Jump

2-15 Moon Mist

2-16 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

2-17 Jump For Joy

2-18 (Theme) Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Close)

2-19 A Door Will Open

2-20 Lily Belle

2-21 West Indian Dance

2-22 Waiting For The Train To Come In

2-23 Blues On The Double

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin

Cornet – Rex Stewart

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown

Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance (tracks: 1-1 to 1-20, 2-1 to 2-18)

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-16, 1-22, 2-11(C)), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-5 , 1-13 , 2-16, 2-22, 2-25), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-18 , 2-6, 2-24), Marie Ellington (tracks: 1-7), Ray Nance (tracks: 2-17)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-20 – Treasury Broadcast No. 20, Fieldston Ballroom, Marsh Field, Massachusetts, August 25, 1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-21 to 1-24 – Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC, October 7, 1945 (MBS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-18 – Treasury Broadcast No. 21, Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 1,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 2-19 to 2-23 – Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC, October 18, 1945 (MBS)

Treasury Show Vol. 12

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.12

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9012

Tracklist

1-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2 Carnegie Blues

1-3 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-4 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

1-5 Mood To Be Wooed

1-6 Kissing Bug

1-7 A Group Of Three Billy Strayhorn Compositions

A) Chelsea Bridge

1-8 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

B) (I Want) Something To Live For

C) Clementine (Station Break)

1-9 Take The “A” Train (broadcast Return)

1-10 A Series Of Four In A Minor Mood

A) Way Low

B) Solid Old Man

1-11 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

C) Summertime

D) Old King Dooji

1-12 If I Loved You

1-13 Unbooted Character

1-14 Just A-Sittin And A-Rockin

1-15 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

1-16 Hollywood Hangover (Broadcast Close)

1-17 Opening

1-18 Caravan

1-19 Three Cent Stomp

1-20 Yesterday

2-1 Blues On The Double

2-2 Riff Staccato

2-3 Cotton Tail

2-4 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-5 Subtle Slough

2-6 C-Jam Blues

2-7 Duke Ellington Bond Promo

2-8 Every Hour On The Hour

2-9 Thw Jeep Is Jumpin’ (Station Break)

2-10 Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Return)

2-11 Creole Love Call

2-12 Frankie And Johnny

2-13 Everything But You

2-14 Emancipation Celebration

2-15 Warm Valley

2-16 Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Close)

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin

Cornet – Rex Stewart

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer, Liner Notes – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown

Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-8), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-6 , 2-13), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-12 , 2-11, 2-24),Ray Nance (tracks: 2-2)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-16- Treasury Broadcast No. 22, Radio City Studio 6B, Blue Network, September 8, 1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-17 to 2-3 – Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC, October 1, 1945 (NBC)
Tracks 2-4 to 2-16 – Treasury Broadcast No. 23,Radio City Studio 6B, September 15,1945 (ABC)

Treasury Show Vol. 13

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.13

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9013

Tracklist

1-1 Someone

1-2 Riff Staccato

1-3 Homesick That’s All

1-4 Kissing Bug

1-5 (Theme) Take The “A” Train Into Station Break

1-6 (Theme) Take The “A” Train And Broadcast Return

1-7 Time’s A-Wastin

1-8 DE Bond Promo

1-9 Three Cent Stomp

1-10 There’s No You

1-11 Fancy Dan

1-12 Everything But You

1-13 Fickle Fling

1-14 DE Bond Promo

1-15 Blue Serge

1-16 Take The “A” Train Opening

1-17 Stompy Jones

1-18 Walkin With My Honey

1-19 Everything About You

1-20 In A Mellotone

1-21 Solid Old Man

2-1 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

2-2 Blue Skies

2-3 Suddendly It Jumped

2-4 Take The “A” Train Into Broadcast Closing

2-5 (Theme)Take The “A” Train

2-6 Main Steam

2-7 Carnegie Blues

2-8 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

2-9 DE Bond Promo

2-10 What Am I Here For

2-11 Lilly Belle

2-12 Homesick, That’s All

2-13 Go Away Blues

2-14 Frantic Fantasy

2-15 If You Are But A Dream

2-16 DE Bond Promo

2-17 Jack The Bear

2-18 Every Hour On The Hour

2-19 Cotton Bell

2-20 Lament In A Minor Mood

2-21 DE Bond Promo

2-22 Teardrops In The Rain

2-23 I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

2-24 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be Into Broadcasting Closing

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin

Cornet – Rex Stewart

Drums – Sonny Greer

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown

Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan

Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance (tracks: 1-1 to 1-21, 2-5 to 2-24)

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-1, 2-18, 2-23), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-4 , 2-13 ), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-10 , 2-1, 2-23), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-2)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-15 – Treasury Broadcast No. 24, Radio City, Studio 6-B, Blue Network, September 22,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-16 to 2-4 – Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC, September 24, 1945 (NBC)
Tracks 2-5 to 2-24 – Treasury Broadcast No. 25, Radio City, Studio 6-B, September 1,1945 (ABC)

 

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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.14

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9014

Tracklist

1-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2 Time’s A-Wastin

1-3 Every Hour On The Hour

1-4 Bond Promo

1-5 Hollywood Hangover

1-6 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-7 Autumn Serenade

1-8 Hop Skip And Jump

1-9 Riding On A Blue Note

1-10 I’ll Buy That Dream

1-11 Bond Promo

1-12 Riff’N Drill

1-13 Tell Ya What I’m Gonna Dream

1-14 How Deep Is The Ocean ?

1-15 Mood Indigo

1-16 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-17 Three Tunes In The Blue Mood

A) Diminuendo In Blue

B) I Got It Bad

C) Crescendo In Blue

1-18 Everything But You

1-19 Bond Promo

1-20 Everything But You

1-21 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

1-22 After All

1-23 Out Of This World

1-24 C-Jam Blues

1-25 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-2 Ultra Blue

2-3 Teardrops In The Rain

2-4 Time On My Hands

2-5 (Theme)Take The “A” Train

2-6 Riff Staccato

2-7 Ko-Ko

2-8 If I Loved You

2-9 Bond Promo

2-10 Subtle Slough

2-11 Honeysuckle Rose

2-12 Perdido

2-13 Air Conditioned Jungle

2-14 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-15 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-16 Waiting For The Train To Come In

2-17 I’d Do It All Over Again

2-18 Bond Promo

2-19 Fancy Dan

2-20 Homesick, That’s All

2-21 Blues On The Double

2-22 Every Hour On The Hour

2-23 Bond Promo

2-24 Caravan

2-25 Riff’N Drill

2-26 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Russell Procope (tracks: 2-1 to 2-26)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin

Cornet – Rex Stewart

Drums – Sidney Catlett (tracks: 1-1 to 1-25), Sonny Greer (tracks: 2-1 to 2-26)

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown

Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-22, ), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-7 , 1-13 , 1-18, 2-5), Kay Davis (tracks: 2-8)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-25 – Treasury Broadcast No. 26, Radio City, Studio 6-B, October 13,1945 (ABC)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-26 – Treasury Broadcast No. 27, Radio City, Studio 6-B, September 1,1945 (ABC)

 

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Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– The Treasury Shows Vol.15

D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9015

Tracklist

1-1 (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2 Johnny Come Lately

1-3 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

1-4 I’ll Buy That Dream

1-5 Stomp Look And Listen Into Station Break

1-6 (Theme) Take The “A” Train And Broadcast Return

1-7 The Wonder Of You

1-8 Ellington Bond Promo

1-9 Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

1-10 The General Jumped At Dawn

1-11 Mood To Be Wooed

1-12 Three Cent Stomp

1-13 Yesterdays

1-14 Ellington Bond Promo

1-15 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me

1-16 Stompy Jones

1-17 Time’s A-Wastin’ And Broadcast Closing

1-18 As Time Goes By

1-19 Way Low

1-20 Around My Heart

1-21 Perdido

1-22 Ogeechee River Lullaby

2-1 Oh! Lady Be Good

2-2 Nevada

2-3 Just Squeeze Me (Subtle Slough)

2-4 (Theme) Take The “A” Train & Broadcast Intro

2-5 Clementine

2-6 The Jeep Is Jumpin’

2-7 Don’t Take Your Love From Me

2-8 It Don’t Mean A Thing

2-9 Ellington Bond Promo

2-10 If You Are But A Dream

2-11 Emancipation Celebration

2-12 Caldonia

2-13 Ring Them Bells Into Station Break

2-14 (Theme) Take The “A” Train And Broadcast Return

2-15 A Door Will Open

2-16 Ellington Bond Promo

2-17 Court Session

2-18 That’s For Me

2-19 On The Atcheson, Topeka And The Santa Fe

2-20 Every Hour On The Hour

2-21 Ellington Bond Promo

2-22 How Deep Is The Ocean

2-23 Ellington And The Announcer “Joya’s Audition” Victory Drive

2-24 Autumn Serenade

2-25 (Theme) Take The “A” Train Into Broadcast Closing

Credits

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Kermit Scott (tracks: 1-18), Nat Jones (tracks: 1-19 to 2-3), Otto Hardwicke (tracks: 1-1 to 17-1, 2-4 to 2-25)

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Oett “Sax” Mallard (tracks: 1-18)

Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney

Bass – Junior Raglin

Cornet – Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-1 to 1-17, 2-4 to 2-25)

Drums – Sidney Catlett (tracks: 1-1 to 1-25)

Guitar – Fred Guy

Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn

Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington

Producer – Jerry Valburn

Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears, Ben Webster (tracks: 1-18 to 2-3)

Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton

Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-18 to 2-3 ), Lawrence Brown (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 2-4 to 2-25), Sandy Williams (tracks: 2-1 to 2-3)

Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-17, 2-4 to 2-25), Harold Baker (tracks: 1-18 to 2-3), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-18 to 2-3), Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-17, 2-4 to 2-25), Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-1 to 1-17, 2-1 to 2-25), Wallace Jones (tracks: 1-18 to 2-3)

Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-22 ), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-7 , 1-13 , 1-18, 2-5), Kay Davis (tracks: 2-8),The Golden Gate Quartet (tracks: 1-9,1-10), The Mellotones (9) (tracks: 2-12)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-17 – Treasury Broadcast No. 28, Radio City, Studio 6-B, October 27,1945 (ABC)
Track 1-18 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, May 23, 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 1-19 to 1-22 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, May 28, 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-3 – Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, June 6, 1943 (MBS)
Tracks 2-4 to 2-25 – Treasury Broadcast No. 29, Radio City, Studio 6-B, November 3,1945 (ABC)

The Treasury Shows, Pt. II (Podcast #19-004)

A look at some of the music on Volumes 6 through 10 of Storyville Records’ release of the Duke Ellington Treasury Series radio shows.
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“In April 1945, Duke Ellington began what was to be the largest single recording project of his career, though it is most unlikely that he or anyone else thought of it in such terms at the time… [He] signed an agreement with the newly formed American Broadcasting Company to broadcast a series of hour-long Saturday afternoon network shows under the title “A Date With The Duke.”… The recordings of these complete broadcasts…make up the largest single block of material in the Ellington discography.”

– Eddie Lambert, A Listener’s Guide – Duke Ellington


 

 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

vol 6

 

vol 7

 

vol 8

 

vol 9

 

vol 10

And Now For Something Completely Different…. (Podcast #19-003)

Ellington playing the electric piano, Billy Strayhorn on harpsichord and the 1932 band in stereo are just some of the different items you’ll hear from the Ellington oeuvre.
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Moon Maiden represents my public debut as a vocalist, but I don’t really sing. I’m a pencil cat. My other number will be I Want To See The Dark Side Of Your Moon, Baby. Everybody dreams about going to the moon, but I have too many obligations here, too many projects I haven’t completed.”

Duke Ellington

Moon




 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

Intimate Ellington

Moon Maiden (LP: “The Intimate Ellington” Pablo 2310-787)

Recorded  14 July 1969, New York City

Duke Ellington – vocal, celeste.


live and rare

Moon Maiden (CD: “Live and Rare” Bluebird 09026-63953-2)

Recorded 4 September 1969, New York City

Cootie Williams, Willie Cook, Lloyd Michaels – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Benny Green, Chuck Connors – trombone; Norris Turney, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano, vocal; Wild Bill Davis – organ;Paul Kondziela, Victor Gaskin – bass; Rufus Jones – drums.


jump for joy

Black and Tan Fantasy (CD: “Jump for Joy” Jazz Life CD CD 15012)

Recorded 25 May 1962, New York City

Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance – trumpet; Leon Cox, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Aaron Bell – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


mosiac capitol

Discontented Blues / Once In A Blue Mood (CD: “The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington” Mosaic Records MD5-160)

Recorded 19 May 1955, Chicago

Ray Nance – trumpet; Quentin Jackson – trombone; Russell Procope – clarinet, alto sax; Duke Ellington – electric piano; Jimmy Woode – bass; Dave Black – drums.


stereo reflections

(CD: “Duke Ellington: Stereo Reflections In Ellington” Natasha Imports ‎– NI-4016)

Stereo Diagram 1Mood Indigo/Hot And Bothered/Creole Love Call

Recorded 3 February 1932, New York City

Stereo Diagram 2East St. Louis Toodle-O/Lot O’ Fingers/Black And Tan Fantasy

Recorded 9 February 1932, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams – trumpet; Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol – trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


— Our closing music —-

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It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

 

The Treasury Shows, Pt. I (Podcast #18-019)

A look at the first 5 volumes of the 25 volume set of Duke Ellington’s Treasury Shows released by Storyville Records. Continue reading

“In April 1945, Duke Ellington began what was to be the largest single recording project of his career, though it is most unlikely that he or anyone else thought of it in such terms at the time… [He] signed an agreement with the newly formed American Broadcasting Company to broadcast a series of hour-long Saturday afternoon network shows under the title “A Date With The Duke.”… The recordings of these complete broadcasts…make up the largest single block of material in the Ellington discography.”

– Eddie Lambert, A Listener’s Guide – Duke Ellington


 

 

Errata –  For “Solitude,” I omitted crediting Al Hibbler as one of the vocalists. Rex Stewart was cited as a trumpeter; he was a cornetist.



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

vol 1

1-1                      Take The “A” Train & Broadcast Intro

1-2                      Blutopia

1-3                      Midriff

1-4                      Creole Love Call

1-5                      Suddenly It Jumped

1-6                      Frustration

1-7                      I’m Beginning To See The Light

1-8                      Duke Introduces The Perfume Suite

1-9                      Love (Balcony Serenade)

1-10                    Violence (Strange Feeling)

1-11                    Dancers In Love (A Stomp For Beginners)

1-12                    Sophistication (Coloratura)

1-13                    Air Conditioned Jungle

1-14                    I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

1-15                    Subtle Slough

1-16                    Passion Flower (Into Closing)

1-17                    Take The “A” Train

1-18                    Hayfoot , Strawfoot

1-19                    Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

1-20                    A Slip Of The Lip

1-21                    Take The “A” Train

2-1                      Moon Mist (And Intro)

2-2                      New World A-Comin

2-3                      Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen

2-4                      Mood Indigo

2-5                      Chant For FDR (American Lullaby)

2-6                      Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow

2-7                      Creole Love Call

2-8                      Moon Mist (Into Broadcast Close)

2-9                      (Transcription Theme) Any Bonds Today?

2-10                    (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-11                    Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

2-12                    Caravan

2-13                    Bond Promo

2-14                    It Can’t Be Wrong

2-15                    Johnny Come Lately

2-16                    (Closing Theme) Any Bonds Today?

2-17                    (Opening Theme) Any Bonds Today?

2-18                    (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-19                    Wait For Me Mary

2-10                    Moon Mist

2-21                    Bond Promo

2-22                    A Slip Of The Lip

2-23                    Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

2-24                    (Closing Theme) Any Bonds Today?

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick
  • Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Nat Jones (tracks: 10-2 to 15-2 , 18-2 to 23-3), Oett “Sax” Mallard (tracks: 17-1 to 21-1)
  • Arranged By, Leader, Piano – Duke Ellington
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney
  • Bass – Junior Raglin
  • Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Hamilton (tracks: 1-1 to 21-1 , 1-2 to 8-2 , 10-2 to 15-2 , 18-2 to 23-2)
  • Drums – Sonny Greer
  • Guitar – Fred Guy
  • Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: 1-1 to 16-1 , 1-1 to 16-1 , 1-2 to 8-2 , 10-2 to 15-2 , 18-2 to 23-3)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 16-1 , 2-1 to 2-8 , 2-10 to 2-15 , 2-18 to 2-23), Ben Webster(tracks: 1-17 to 1-21 , 2-10 to 2-15 , 2-18 to 2-23)
  • Trombone – Claude Jones (tracks: 2-1 to 2-8), Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-1 to 1-21 , 2-10 to 2-16 , 18-2 to 23-2), Lawrence Brown (tracks: 1-1 to 21-1 , 2-1 to 2-8), Sandy Williams (tracks: 10-2 to 15-2 , 2-18 to 2-23)
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16 , 2-1 to 2-8), Harold Baker (tracks: 1-17 to 1-21 , 2-18 to 2-24), Rex Stewart (tracks: 1-1 to 1-21 , 2-1 to 2-8), Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16 , 2-1 to 2-8), Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-1 to 1-16, 1-2 to 24-2), Wallace Jones (tracks: 1-17 to 1-21 , 2-18 to 2-24)
  • Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance
  • Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-10 , 1-14 , 2-3 , 2-14 ), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-7), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-4 , 2-6 , 2-7), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-20 ,2-22)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-16 recorded at 400 Restaurant ,NYC,April 7th,1945 – Treasury Broadcast No.1
Tracks 2-1 to 2-8 recorded at 400 Restaurant ,NYC,April 14th,1945 – Duke Ellington’s Treasury Broadcast Replaced By A Special FDR Memorial Broadcast
Tracks 1-17 to 1-21 recorded at NBC – Studio 6B – Radio City – NYC , May 1st,1943 – Duke Ellington Performing At A War Bond Rally
Tracks 2-10 to 2-15 , 2-18 to 2-23 recorded in New York – June 1943 – Treasury Star Parade No. 231
Tracks 2-18 to 2-23 recorded in New York – June 1943 – Treasury Star Parade No. 232
Tracks 2-19 , 2-16 , 2-17 , 2-24 recorded by an unknown studio orchestra.


 

vol 2

1-1              Take The “A” Train & Broadcast Intro

1-2              Mood To Be Wooed

1-3              If You Are But A Dream

1-4              (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato

1-5              I’m Beginning To See The Light

1-6              Duke Ellington Presents “Black, Brown And Beige” (Excerpts)

1-7              West Indian Dance

1-8              The Blues

1-9              Emancipation Celebration

1-10            Sugar Hill Penthouse

1-11            Sentimental Lady (Small Excerpt)

1-12            Stomp, Look And Listen

1-3              Frantic Fantasy

1-14            It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t That Swing)

1-15            Sentimental Lady (Into Closing)

1-16            Any Bonds Today?

1-17            (Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-18            Tonight I Shall Sleep

1-19            Go Away Blues

1-20            Bond Promo

1-21            Creole Love Song

1-22            Three Cent Stomp

1-23            (Closing Theme) Any Bonds Today?

2-1              (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-2              Midriff

2-3              Carnegie Blues

2-4              Someone

2-5              My Little Brown Book

2-6              Kissing Bug

2-7              Ring Dem Bells

2-8              I’m Beginning To See The Light

2-9              Duke Ellington Presents “Black, Brown And Beige ” (Excerpts)

2-10            Work Song

2-11            Come Sunday

2-12            Candy

2-13            Broadcast Interrupted By War Bulletin

2-14            Teardrops In The Rain (In Progress)

2-15            Accentuate The Positive

2-16            Way Low

2-17            (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-18            (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-19            Love Letters

2-20            Main Stem

2-21            Fishing For The Moon

2-22            Riff’N Drill

2-23            Kissing Bug

  • Recorded At – 400 Restaurant, NYC
  • Recorded At – The New Zanzibar ,NYC

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-23)
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney
  • Bass – Junior Raglin
  • Drums – Sidney Catlett (tracks: 2-18 to 2-23), Sonny Greer (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 1-17 to 1-22 , 2-1 to 2-17)
  • Guitar – Fred Guy
  • Leader, Arranged By, Piano – Duke Ellington
  • Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: 1-2 to 2-23)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-23), Ben Webster (tracks: 1-17 to 1-22)
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton
  • Trombone – Claude Jones (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15 , 2-1 to 2-23), Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tracks: 1-17 to 1-22), Lawrence Brown (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-23)
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-23), Harold Baker (tracks: 1-17 to 1-22), Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Shelton Hemphill (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15, 2-1 to 2-23), Taft Jordan
  • Violin – Ray Nance (tracks: 2-1 to 2-17)
  • Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-5), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-5, 2-6, 2-8, 2-15, 2-23), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-3),Marie Ellington (tracks: 1-8), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-14), Taft Jordan (tracks: 1-14

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-15 recorded at 400 Restaurant, NYC, April 21st,1945 – Treasury Broadcast No.2
Tracks 2-17 to 2-22 recorded in NYC, June 1943 – Treasury Star Parade No. 233
Tracks 1-16 and 1-23 unknown studio orchestra –
Tracks 2-1 to 2-17 recorded at 400 Restaurant, NYC, April 28th,1945 – Treasury Broadcast No.3
Tracks 2-18 to 2-23 recorded at The New Zanzibar, NYC, October 7th,1943 – Duke Ellington Broadcast From The New Zanzibar (Mutual Broadcasting System)


 

vol 3

1-1               (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2               Blutopia

1-3               Bond Promo

1-4               Clementine

1-5               My Hearts Sings

1-6               Sentimental Journey

1-7               I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)

1-8               Three Cent Stomp

1-9               Black And Tan Fantasy

1-10             Blue Skies (Broadcast Break)

1-11             Broadcast Return

1-12             Passion Flower

1-13             Air Conditioned Jungle

1-14             Frantic Fantasy

1-15             I’m Beginning To See The Light (& Bond Promo)

1-16             Main Stem

1-17             Everything But You

1-18             Carnegie Blues

1-19             Jump For Joy – (Theme) Things Ain’t What They Used To be

1-20             Jumpin’ Pumpkins

1-21             A Door Will Open

1-22             West Indian Dance

1-23             I Ain’t Got Nothin But The Blues

1-24             Jack The Bear (Into Broadcast Close)

2-1               (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-2               Carnegie Blues

2-3               Riff Staccato

2-4               Bond Promo

2-5               All At Once

2-6               Yesterdays

2-7               I Miss Your Kiss

2-8               Accentuate The Positive

2-9               Bond Promo

2-10             Blue Cellophane

2-11             (Theme) Take The “A” Train (Station Break)

2-12             (Theme)Take The “A” Train (Station Return)

2-13             Prelude To A Kiss

2-14             Caravan

2-15             Sophisticated Lady

2-16             I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

2-17             I’m Beginning To See The Light – Bond Promo

2-18             In A Mellotone

2-19             Harlem Air Shaft

2-20             I Don’t Mind

2-21             Bond Promo

2-22             The Jeep Is Jumpin (Broadcast Close)

2-23             (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-24             Just A-Settin And A-Rockin’

2-25             Clementine

2-26             The Wonder Of You

2-27             I’ll Buy That Dream

2-28             Come To Baby, Do (Broadcast Close)

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney
  • Bass – Junior Raglin (tracks: 1-1 to 1-9 , 2-2 to 2-22), Lloyd Trotman (2) (tracks: 1-20 to 1-24 ), Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 2-23 to 2-28)
  • Drums – Sonny Greer
  • Guitar – Fred Guy
  • Liner Notes – Frank Rutter
  • Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn
  • Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington
  • Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton
  • Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton (tracks: 1-1 to 1-24 , 2-1 to 2-22), Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tracks: 2-23 to 2-28)
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Rex Stewart, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan
  • Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance (tracks: 1-1 to 1-24 , 2-1 to 2-22)
  • Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-7 , 1-23 , 2-16), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 3-1 , 1-17 , 2-8, 2-17 , 2-26), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-23 , 2-16), Marie Ellington (tracks: 2-20), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-19)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-19 – Treasury Broadcast No. 4, Adams Theatre, Newark, N.J, May 5th, 1945 (ABC)
Tracks 1-20 to 1-24 – Remote Broadcast From The New Zanzibar, New York City, October 1945 (NBC)
Tracks 2-1 to 2-22 – Treasury Broadcast No. 5, From Studio 6B, Radio City, NYC, May 12th, 1945 (ABC)
Tracks 23-2 to 2-28 – Remote Broadcast From The New Zanzibar, New York City, November 1945 (NBC)


 

vol 4

1-1              (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2              Teardrops In The Rain

1-3              Everything But You

1-4              Ellington Bond Promo

1-5              Perdido

1-6              If You Are But A Dream

1-7              Pitter Panther Patter

1-8              Emancipation Celebration

1-9              Ellington Bond Promo

1-10            I Should Care

1-11            Take The “A” Train (Station Break)

1-12            Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Return)

1-13            In A Sentimental Mood

1-14            It Don’t Mean A Thing

1-15            Solitude

1-16            I’m Beginning To See The Light And Ellington Bond Promo

1-17            Subtle Slough

1-18            C-Jam Blues

1-19            Don’t You Know I Care

1-20            Ellington Bond Promo

1-21            Stomp Look And Listen

1-22            (Closing Theme) Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

1-23            In The Special Of The Old Apple Tree

1-24            9:20 Special

1-25            Tell Ya’ What I’m Gonna Do

1-26            West Indian Dance

2-1              A Door Will Open

2-2              In A Mellotone

2-3              Everything But You

2-4              Solid Old Man

2-5              Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Into Broadcasting Closing)

2-6              (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-7              Ellington Bond Promo

2-8              Sugar Hill Penthouse

2-9              Suddenly It Jumped

2-10            Ellington Bond Promo

2-11            Candy

2-12            A Friends Of Yours

2-13            Kissing Bug

2-14            Hollywood Hangover

2-15            Laura

2-16            Ellington Bond Promo (Station Break)

2-17            (Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-18            In The Special Of The Old Apple Tree

2-19            Frankie And Johnny

2-20            I’m Beginning To See The Light And Ellington Bond Promo

2-21            Midriff

2-22            I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

2-23            My Honey’s Lovin Arms

2-24            Ellington Bond Promo

2-25            Rockin’ In Rhythm (Into Broadcasting Closing)

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney
  • Bass – Junior Raglin
  • Drums – Sonny Greer
  • Guitar – Fred Guy
  • Liner Notes – Rob Bamberger
  • Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn
  • Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington
  • Reissue Producer – Jerry Valburn
  • Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton
  • Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan
  • Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 1-14, 1-15, 1-19, 2-22), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-3, 1-14, 1-15, 1-25, 2-3 , 2-13 ), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-6, 1-14, 1-15, 2-22), Marie Ellington (tracks: 1-14, 1-15), Ray Nance (tracks: 2-11)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-22 : Treasury Broadcast No. 6 – Paradise Theatre, Detroit, Michigan – May 19th, 1945
Tracks 1-23 to 2-5 : Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC – October 10th, 1945 (MBS)
Tracks 2-6 to 2-25 : Treasury Broadcast No. 7 from the Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois – May 26th, 1945


 

vol 5

1-1              (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-2              Mood To Be Wooed

1-3              Jack The Bear

1-4              Ellington Bond Promo

1-5              The More I See You

1-6              Way Low

1-7              Blues On The Double

1-8              Ellington Bond Promo

1-9              Summertime

1-10            (Theme) Take The “A” Train (Station Break)

1-11            (Theme) Take The “A” Train (Broadcast Return)

1-12            Come Sunday

1-13            Light

1-14            I’m Beginning To See The Light – Ellington Bond Promo

1-15            On The Alamo

1-16            Carnegie Blues

1-17            Ellington Bond Promo

1-18            Riff Staccato

1-19            Blues Skies

1-20            (Closing Theme) Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

1-21            (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

1-22            As Long As I Live

1-23            Nine-Twenty Special

1-24            The Wonder Of You

1-25            Walkin With My Honey

1-26            Three Cent Stomp

2-1              Don’t Take Your Love From Me

2-2              Court Session

2-3              Emancipation Celebration

2-4              Let The Zoomers Drool

2-5              (Opening Theme) Take The “A” Train

2-6              Blues Is The Night

2-7              Ellington Bond Promo

2-8              Can’t You Read Between The Lines?

2-9              Hop Skip And Jump

2-10            Kissing Bug

2-11            Solid Old Man

2-12            I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues

2-13            Ellington Bond Promo

2-14            I Miss Your Kiss

2-15            (Theme) Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Station Break)

2-16            (Theme) Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Broadcast Return)

2-17            Duke Ellington Presents The “Blues Clusters”

2-18            Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue

2-19            Rocks In My Bed

2-20            Crescendo In Blue

2-21            I’m Beginning To See The Light – Ellington Bond Promo

2-22            Teardrops In The Rain

2-23            My Little Brown Book

2-24            Ac-Cen-Tu-Ate The Positive

2-25            Ellington Bond Promo

2-26            C-Jam Blues

2-27            (Closing Theme) Take The “A” Train

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick
  • Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Harry Carney
  • Bass – Junior Raglin, Oscar Pettiford (tracks: 1-21 to 2-4)
  • Drums – Sonny Greer
  • Guitar – Fred Guy
  • Piano, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn
  • Piano, Arranged By, Leader – Duke Ellington
  • Reissue Producer – Jerry Valburn
  • Tenor Saxophone – Al Sears
  • Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Jimmy Hamilton
  • Trombone – Claude Jones, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Rex Stewart, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan
  • Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance
  • Voice – Al Hibbler (tracks: 2-1, 2-12, 2-23), Joya Sherrill (tracks: 1-14, 1-24, 2-10, 2-21, 2-24), Kay Davis (tracks: 1-5, 2-12), Marie Ellington (tracks: 2-19), Ray Nance (tracks: 1-18)

Notes

Tracks 1-1 to 1-20 : Treasury Broadcast No. 8 – Percy Jones Center, Battle Creek, Michigan – June 2nd, 1945
Tracks 1-21 to 2-4 : Broadcast from the New Zanzibar, NYC, September 18th,1945 (NBC)
Tracks 2-5 to 2-27 : Treasury Broadcast No. 9 from Paramount Theatre, Toledo, Ohio