A Date With The Duke

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


88425. A Date With The Duke. April 7, 1945. Program #5. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A compiled band remote from The 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "Suddenly It Jumped." After the theme, the first 3 tumes are from April 7, 1945, the last 4 tunes are from April 28, 1945. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Harry Carney (baritone sax), Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet), Ray Nance, Lawrence Brown, Al Hibbler (vocal), Joya Sherrill (vocal), Sonny Greer (drums). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12617. A Date With The Duke. April 7, 1945. Program #2. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from the 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "Bluetopia." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Kay Davis (vocal), Al Hibbler (vocal), Bill Anderson (trumpet). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5495. A Date With The Duke. April 7, 1945. Program #23. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "The Mood To Be Wooed." A program assembled from Ellington performances from April 7, 1945 ("Coloratura") to June 30, 1945 (four of the tunes, starting with "One O'Clock Jump"). Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal), Top Jordan (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7173. A Date With The Duke. April 21, 1945. Program #1. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from the 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "The Mood To Be Wooed." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Kay Davis (vocal), Marie (vocal), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Al Sears (alto sax). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88423. A Date With The Duke. April 28, 1945. Program #3. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from The 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "Midriff." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal), Joya Sherrill (vocal), Bill Abernathy (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71589. A Date With The Duke. May 1945. Program #13. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A program assembled from broadcasts made during May and June, 1945. The first tune is, "Midriff." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal). 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88427. A Date With The Duke. May 5, 1945. Program #8. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Take The A Train." A compiled program with the first two tunes from May 5, 1945, the next three tunes from May 12, 1945, the next tune from April 7, 1945, the last two tunes from May 12, 1945. Rex Stewart (trumpet), Marie (vocal), Kay Davis (vocal), Harry Carney, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (vocal), Ray Nance, Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88426. A Date With The Duke. May 5, 1945. Program #6. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A compiled band remote from The 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "Three Cent Stomp," followed by "Subtle Slough" (both from April 7, 1945). "The Mood To Be Wooed" and "It Don't Mean A Thing" are from April 21, 1945. Al Hibbler (the bobby-soxers go nuts), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (who gets a big crowd reaction when she's introduced), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Ray Nance (vocal), Taft Jordan (vocal). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88424. A Date With The Duke. May 5, 1945. Program #4. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from The 400 Restaurant, New York City. The first tune is, "Bluetopia." There must have been a large and appreciative audience at the restaurant, as several times shouts and applause are heard when a number is introduced. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Joya Sherrill (vocal). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1046. A Date With The Duke. May 12, 1945. Program #7. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Carnegie Blues." Kay Davis (vocal), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Al Hibbler (vocal), Joya Sherrill (vocal). 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88428. A Date With The Duke. May 19, 1945. Program #9. Blue net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Teardrops In The Rain." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (vocal), Kay Davis (vocal). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

9982. A Date With The Duke. June 9, 1945. Program #15. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A band remote from Toledo, Ohio. The first tune is, "Blue In The Night." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (vocals), Al Hibbler (vocals). 40 minutes. Audio condition: Good to very good. Apparently complete.

9983. A Date With The Duke. June 16, 1945. Program #17. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Announced as a band remote from Evansville, Indiana. The first tune is "Indiana." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (vocals). 24 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

9984. A Date With The Duke. June 23, 1945. Program #19. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Announced as a band remote from Akron, Ohio. The first tune is, "Jump For Joy." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal). 23:57. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

5494. A Date With The Duke. June 30, 1945. Program #22. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is "Caravan." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill (vocal). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39168. A Date With The Duke. August 26, 1945. Program #47. ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The first tune is, "Mood Indigo." Fifteen seconds are missing from two different spots. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Joya Sherrill. 28:53. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

Report contains 16 programs.