“Rabbit’s Blues” – A Conversation with Johnny Hodges biographer Con Chapman (Podcast #19-018)

“You ever drink any cool, clean spring water? You can add things to it, make lemonade, beer, coffee, or what have you, but when you’re thirsty it’s hard to beat it just as it is. And it’s probably better for you than the kind hyped up with chlorine. Well, to me, Johnny [Hodges] was like that spring water – the real thing, unadulterated. He didn’t change either. Maybe he added ideas as he went along, but he was always true to himself.”

Earl “Fatha” Hines


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Johnny Hodges interviewed by Willis Conover in 1955

From the Oxford University Press Blog – Seven Things You Don’t Know About Johnny Hodges

 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

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Rabbit’s Blues (CD: “The Best of Johnny Hodges” Worten Jazz 221 407-205)

Recorded 15 January 1951

Nelson Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Al Sears – tenor sax; Leroy Lovett – piano; Al McKibbon – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Billy Strayhorn – arranger.



R-4913871-1379359552-6850.jpegWabash Blues
(CD: “Back to Back” Verve Records 521 404-2)

Recorded 20 February 1959, New York City

Harry “Sweets” Edison – trumpet; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Duke Ellington – piano; Les Spann – guitar; Al Hall – bass; Jo Jones – drums.


Highlights

The Giddybug Gallop (CD: “Highlights of the Great 1940-1942 Band” Avid AMSC1143)

Recorded 5 June 1941, Los Angeles

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


 

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Jeep’s Blues (CD: “The Duke’s Men, Volume 2” Columbia Jazz Masterpieces C2K 48835)

Recorded 28 March 1938, 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.

The Jeep Is Jumpin’

Recorded 24 August 1938

Same personnel as “Jeep’s Blues”


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Blood Count (CD: “The Jaywalker” Storyville Records 101 8390)

Recorded

 

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Portrait of Jimmie Blanton (Podcast #19-017)


“Jimmy [sic] Blanton revolutionized bass playing, and it has not been the same since. No one had played with the same perspective before. He played melodies that belonged to the bass and always had a foundation quality. Rhythmically, he supported and drove at the same time. He was just too much.”

-Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress


Jimmy BLANTON, American contrabass player.

Jimmie Blanton in concert with the Duke Ellington orchestra



A Master’s Thesis by Robert Nash, “The Solo Vocabulary of Jazz Bassist Jimmie Blanton” can be found HERE.


Jimmie Blanton headstone

The modest headstone of James Harvey Blanton, Jr., located in Chattanooga, Tennessee (photo courtesy of Ken Steiner)


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Pittsburgh Courier, 15 August 1942



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



elling_duke_complete1_101bPlucked Again/Blues (CD: “The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra” Mosaic Records #248)

Recorded 22 November 1939, Chicago

Duke Ellington – piano; Jimmie Blanton -bass.


highlights(CD: “Highlights of the Great 1940-1942” Avid EMSC1143)

Concerto for Cootie

Recorded 15 March 1940, Chicago

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

In A Mellotone

Recorded 5 September 1940, Chicago

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

Jack the Bear

Recorded 6 March 1940, Chicago

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

Sepia Panorama

Recorded 24 July 1940, New York City

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

Mr. J. B. Blues/Pitter Panther Patter

Recorded 1 October 1940, Chicago

Duke Ellington – piano; Jimmie Blanton -bass.


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Sepia Panorama/Pussy Willow (CD: “Fargo, ND, November 7, 1940” Vintage Jazz Classics VJC-1019/20-2)

Recorded 7 November 1940 at The Crystal Ballroom in Fargo, North Dakota

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart, Ray Nance – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol -trombone; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Otto  Hardwicke, Ben Webster, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Jimmie Blanton – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


This ones for BlantonPitter Panther Patter (CD: “This One’s for Blanton” Pablo PACD-2310-721-2)

Recorded 5 December 1972, Las Vegas

Duke Ellington – piano; Ray Brown – bass.



 

 

        

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Ellingtonian Geography (Podcast #19-016)

“Night Life was New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin; uptown, downtown; Harlem, out South; anywhere where they wore that gorgeous velvet mantle.”

– Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress




The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



 

centennial editionWashington Wobble (CD: “Duke Ellington, The Centennial Edition” RCA Victor ‎– 09026-63386-2)

Recorded 6 October 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;  Mack Shaw – tuba; Sonny Greer – drums.


Complete Columbia Volume 2New York City Blues (LP: “The Complete Duke Ellington 1947-1952” CBS 462986 2)

Recorded 30 December 1947, New York City

Harold “Shorty” Baker – trumpet; Lawrence Brown – trombone; Johnny Hodges, Al Sears, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Junior Raglin – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


Treasury Show Vol. 7Blue Belles of Harlem (CD: “The Treasury Shows, Volume 7” D.E.T.S. ‎– 903 9007)

Recorded 7 July 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 small groups vol. 2Mobile Blues (CD: “The Duke’s Men, Volume 2” Columbia Jazz Masterpieces ‎– C2K 48835)

Recorded 21 December 1938, New York City

Cootie Williams – trumpet; Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


rem in tempoNew East St. Louis Toodle-oo (CD: “Reminiscing In Tempo” Legacy ‎– CK 48654)

Recorded 5 March 1937, New York City

Arthur Whetsel, 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, Hayes Alvis – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Freddy Jenkins – chimes.


all star road band vol 2Isfahan (CD: “All Star Road Band, Volume 2” Doctor Jazz FDC 5011)

Recorded  31 May 1964, Chicago

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


centennial editionDallas Doings (CD: “Duke Ellington, The Centennial Edition” RCA Victor ‎– 09026-63386-2)

Recorded  26 September 1933, Chicago

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


latin am suiteOculpaca (CD: “Latin American Suite” Fantasy OJC20 469-2)

Recorded 5 November 1968, New York City

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Willie Cook – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Jeff Castleman – bass; Rufus Jones – drums.


highlightsRumpus in Richmond (CD: “Highlights of the Great 1940-1942” Avid EMSC1143)

Recorded 22 July 1940, New York City

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


piano reflectionsMontevideo (CD: “Piano Reflections” Capitol Jazz ‎– CDP 7 92863 2)

Recorded 3 December 1953, New York City

Duke Ellington – piano; Wendell Marshall – bass; Dave Black – drum, Ralph Collier – congas.


highlightsMoon Over Cuba (CD: “Highlights of the Great 1940-1942” Avid EMSC1143)

Recorded 2 July1941, Los Angeles

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


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

Recorded 29 October 1929, New York City

Cootie Williams, Freddy Jenkins – trumpet; Joe Nanton – trombone; Johnny Hodges – alto sax;  Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – banjo; Teddy Bunn – guitar; Wellman Braud – bass; Sonny Greer – drums; Howard “Blinky” Randolph – kazoo.


duke 100A Midnight In Paris (CD: “Duke Ellington: The Columbia Years 1927-1962” Columbia 5176872)

Recorded 21 June 1962, New York City

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


featuring Paul GonsalvesParis Blues (CD: “Duke Ellington and his Orchestra featuring Paul Gonsalves” Fantasy ‎– F-9636)

Recorded 1 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.

— 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.

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

“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.

 

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

“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:



(Under construction…..)

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 – trumpet; 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 – trumpet; 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 – trumpet; 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 – trumpet; 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 – trumpet; 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 – trumpet; 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.


Rockville

— 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.

        


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

“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


 

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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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(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.


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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. Al Hibbler, Kay Davis – vocal.


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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.

        


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

  “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)

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