Portrait of Joya Sherrill (Podcast #20-006)

Joya Sherrill was a featured vocalist with the Ellington orchestra from 1944 to 1946, but returned periodically in subsequent years. One of Ellington’s best vocalists, she deserves wider recognition. Continue reading


“[Joya] did such a good job on “I’m Beginning to See the Light” that we have been playing it ever since. It is a tribute to her diction and articulation, too, that when I ask them to join in singing it with us, audiences all over the world seem to know the words.”

 – Duke Ellington, Music is my Mistress


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Joya Sherrill

[20 August 1924 – 28 June 2010]


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Joya Sherrill and Duke Ellington on the cover of the November 1945 issue of Metronome magazine. (With thanks to David Fletcher)


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November 1945 issue of Metronome magazine. (With thanks to David Fletcher)



 

Audio, but no video, of Duke Ellington’s 30 August 1970 appearance on Joya’s Fun School  (Thanks, Mike!)



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

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Black, Brown & Beige (CD: Bluebird 6641-2-RB)

 

I’m Beginning to See the Light

(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings

Kissing Bug

Everything But You

Tell Ya What I’m Gonna Do

The Wonder of You


Capitol Jazz Sessions

Blue Jay (CD: “Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions” Mosaic Records MD12-170)

Recorded 26 January 1945, Los Angeles

Joya Sherrill – vocal; Rex Stewart – cornet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Al Sears – tenor sax; Harry Carney – baritone sax; Eddie Heywood – piano; Ulysses Livingston – guitar; Jr. Raglin – bass; Keg Purnell – drums.


My People

The Blues (CD: “My People – The Complete Show” Storyville Records 1018430)

Recorded 20 August 1963, Chicago

Joya Sherrill – vocal; Bill Berry, Ziggy Harrell, Nat Woodard, Ray Nance – trumpet; Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, John Sanders – trombone; Russell Procope, Rudy Powell, Harold Ashby, Pete Clark, Bob Freedman – reeds; Billy Strayhorn – piano; Joe Benjamin – bass; Louie Bellson – drums; Juan Amalbert – conga.


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Joya Sherrill Sings Duke (CD: Verve 547 266-2)

Mood Indigo/Kissing Bug

Recorded 12 January 1965, Chicago

Joya Sherrill – vocal; Cootie Williams – trumpet; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ernie Harper – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.

A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing/Day Dream/I’m Beginning to See the Light

Recorded 20 January 1965, New York City

Joya Sherrill – vocal; Ray Nance – violin, cornet; Billy Strayhorn – piano; Joe Benjamin – bass; Shep Shepherd – 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.

 

Variations on a Theme Song (Podcast #20-003)

Billy Strayhorn wrote “Take the “A” Train,” which became the band’s theme song in 1941. We survey a number of diverse treatments from a thirty year period. Continue reading

“”Our theme is [Billy Strayhorn’s] “Take the ‘A’ Train,” and I can still hear his voice clearly clearing up any point of indecision with his watchword: “Ever onward and upward!” Many people are indebted to Billy Strayhorn, and I more than anybody.”

-Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress


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Ray Nance’s classic trumpet solo on the original version of Take the “A” Train. Transcribed by Bryan Wendell Bennett for his Master’s Thesis, “Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, and Ray Nance: Duke Ellington’s trumpet soloists 1940-1942”  



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



Highlights

Take the “A” Train (CD: “Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 Band” Avid, AMSC1143)

Recorded 15 February 1941, Los Angeles

Wallace Jones, Ray Nance –trumpets; Rex Stewart – cornet; Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton – trombones; Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Barney Bigard, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Jimmie Blanton – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


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Manhattan Murals (CD: “Carnegie Hall, November 13, 1948” Vintage Jazz Classics 1024)

Recorded 13 November 1948 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Shelton Hemphill, Al Killian, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Tyree Glenn – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Ben Webster, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guy; Wendell Marshall – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


Greatest Concert

Take the “A” Train (LP: “The Greatest Jazz Concert In the World” Pablo  2625-070)

Recorded 26 March 1967, Carnegie Hall, New York City

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


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:



(Under construction…..)

— 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)

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 —-

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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. 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.

 

Portrait of Johnny Hodges, Pt. II (Podcast #19-001)

A look at some of the outside projects done by Johnny Hodges during his second tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
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“I don’t suppose there is anybody in the business who can do more with a melody than Johnny Hodges.”

Wild Bill Davis


hodges strayhorn

Johnny Hodges and Billy Strayhorn




The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

hodges verve mosaicStraight Back (CD: “The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-61” Mosaic MD6-200)

Recorded 7 April 1959, New York City

Harold “Shorty” Baker – trumpet; Quentin Jackson, John Sanders – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Ben Webster – reeds; Jimmy Jones – piano; Les Spann – guitar; Ray Brown – bass; Jo Jones – drums.


oliver nelsonEchoes of Harlem/ Black, Brown and Beautiful (CD: Oliver Nelson “Black, Brown and Beautiful” )

Recorded 17/19 March 1970, New York City

Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker – trumpets; Al Grey, Garnett Brown, Quentin Jackson, Thomas Mitchell – trombones; Johnny Hodges, Danny Bank, Frank Wess, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Bob Ashton – reeds; Hank Jones – piano; Ron Carter – bass; Grady Tate – drums.


hodges buenos airesWanderlust (CD: Johnny Hodges “Buenos Aires Blues” Lone Hill Jazz ‎– LHJ10373)

Recorded 26 May 1963, New York City

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Lalo Schifrin – piano; Barry Galbraith – guitar; George Duvivier – bass; Dave Baker – drums.


hodges jazz mastersSquatty Roo (CD: “Johnny Hodges, Verve Jazz Masters 35” Verve 314 521 857-2)

Recorded 20 February 1959, New York City

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet; Junior Mance – piano; Les Spann – guitar; Sam Jones – bass; Lex Humphries – drums.


hodges jazz mastersBack Beat (CD: “Johnny Hodges, Verve Jazz Masters 35” Verve 314 521 857-2)

Recorded 17 November 1959, Los Angeles

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Gerry Mulligan – baritone sax; Claude Williamson – piano; Buddy Clark – bass; Mel Lewis – drums.


welk

In a Sentimental Mood (CD: “Johnny Hodges with Lawrence Welk’s Orchestra” Ranwood Records 8246)

Recorded 21 December 1965, Los Angeles

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Lawrence Welk orchestra – musicians uncredited.


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.


hodges mess of bluesStolen Sweets (CD: “Mess of Blues” Lone Hill Jazz LHJ10285)

Recorded 3/4 September 1963, New York City

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Wild Bill Davis – organ; Kenny Burrell – guitar; Osie Johnson – drums.


hodges jazz mastersDon’t Sleep in The Subway (CD: “Johnny Hodges, Verve Jazz Masters 35” Verve 314 521 857-2)

Recorded 17, 18, 21 August 1967, Los Angeles

Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ernie Royal, Snooky Young – trumpet; Bill Berry – trumpet, vibraphone; Tony Studd – bass trombone; Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess – flute, clarinet, alto sax; Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor sax; Danny Bank – baritone sax, clarinet; Hank Jones – piano; Everett Barksdale – guitar; Milt Hinton – bass; Grady Tate – drums; Jimmy Jones – arranger, conductor


mercerBroadway Babe (CD: Mercer Ellington “Stepping Into Swing Society” Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 531)

Recorded 20 July 1958, New York City

Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Clark Terry – trumpet; Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Ben Webster, Harry Carney – reeds; Jimmy Jones – piano; Skeeter Best – guitar; Wendell Marshall -bass; Joe Marshall – drums.


hodges the orchestraThe Gal From Joe’s/ Your Love Has Faded (CD: “Johnny Hodges, soloist, Billy Strayhorn and The Orchestra” Verve 314 557 543-2)

Recorded 11/12 December 1961, New York City

Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Ed Mullens, Bill Berry – trumpets; Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Chuck Connors – trombones; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Billy Strayhorn – piano; Jimmy Jones – piano; Aaron Bell – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


hines once upon a timeOnce Upon a Time (CD: Earl Hines “Once Upon a Time” Impulse! A-9108)

Recorded 10/11 January 1966, New York City

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Bill Berry – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope – alto sax; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby – tenor sax; Earl “Fatha” Hines – piano; Aaron Bell -bass; Elvin Jones – 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

 

 

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald (Podcast #18-017)

A look at the magical teaming of Duke and Ella….
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Ella Fitzgerald is a great philanthropist. She gives so generously of her talent, not only to the public, but to the composers whose works she performs. Her artistry always brings to mind the words of the Maestro, Mr. Toscanini, who said concerning singers, “Either, you’re a good musician or you’re not.” In terms of musicianship, Ella Fitzgerald is “Beyond Category.”

– Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress

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The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

cw jubilee

A-Tisket, A-Tasket/Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (CD: “The Jubilee Shows No. 77 & 78” Storyville Records 501 1004)

Recorded 1 May 1944, Los Angeles (Note – On the podcast, I mistakenly stated the year was 1942.)

Ella Fitzgerald – vocal; Cootie Williams, E. V. Perry, George Treadwell, Harold “Money” Johnson – trumpet; Ed Burke, George Edward Stevenson or Ed Glover, Robert H. Horton – trombone; Eddie Vinson, Charlie Holmes, Sam Taylor, Lee Pope, Eddie DeVertemil – reeds; Bud Powell – piano; Lenny Kirkland – guitar; Norman Keenan or Carl Pruitt – bass; Sylvester Payne – drums.


 

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Drop Me Off in Harlem/I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)/Day Dream/Chelsea Bridge (CD: “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook” Verve Records ‎ 314 559 248-2)

Recorded 24-27 June 1957, New York City

Ella Fitzgerald – vocal; Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry – trumpet; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Billy Strayhorn (on I’ve Got It Bad, Day Dream and Chelsea Bridge), Duke Ellington (on Drop Me Off In Harlem) – piano; Jimmy Woode – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.


 

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Duke’s Place/Satin Doll (CD: “The Stockholm Concert” Pablo Live ‎ PACD-2308-242-2)

Recorded 8 February 1966, at the Konserthuset, Stockholm
Ella Fitzgerald – vocal;  Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums. Jimmy Jones – piano; Joe Comfort – bass; Gus Johnson – drums.


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Cotton Tail (CD: “Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald Live at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles”

Recorded 23/24 September 1966, Live at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Ella Fitzgerald – vocal; Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums
Ella Fitzgerald and her trio : Jimmy Jones – piano; Jim Hughart – bass; Ed Thigpen – drums.


 

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Brown-skin Gal (in the Calico Gown)/What Am I Here For? (CD: “Ella at Duke’s Place” Verve Records ‎  314 529 700-2)

Recorded 18-20 October 1965, Los Angeles

Ella Fitzgerald – vocal; Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington, Jimmy Jones – piano; John Lamb – bass; Louis Bellson – drums.