Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

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.


5492. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. March 18, 1937. Mutual net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Cotton Club, New York City. The opening theme is missing, the program is otherwise apparently complete. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson (vocal). 21:01. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

5223. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. July 26, 1939. NBC net. Sustaining. 12:03 A.M. A band remote from the roof of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Boston. The first tune is, "A Jazz Potpourri." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson (vocal), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges. 26:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5493. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. September 1, 1940. NBC net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Southland Cafe, Boston. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 22:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

73723. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. November 7, 1940. Not a broadcast. A dance at The Crystal Ballroom, Fargo, North Dakota. The first tune heard is a part of, "It's Glory." A half hour of this dance was broadcast over KVOX, Fargo (see cat. #7171). Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocal), Sam Nanton (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor sax), Juan Tizol (trombone), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Otto Hardwicke (alto sax, clarinet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet), Fred Guy (guitar, whistling), Jimmy Blanton (bass), Sonny Greer (drums), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Wallace Jones (trumpet), Ivie Anderson (vocal), Herb Jeffries (vocal). 2:34:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7171. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. November 7, 1940. KVOX, Fargo, North Dakota. Sustaining. A band remote from the Crystal Ballroom, Fargo North Dakota. Broadcast as heard over KVOX, Fargo, North Dakota. The first selection heard is, "Ko-Ko." The dance lasted longer, see cat. #73723 for a recording of the rest of the event, including this broadcast in better audio. Rex Stewart (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocal), Sam Nanton (trombone), Juan Tizol (trombone), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Barney Bigard (clrainet, tenor sa), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Otto Hardwicke (alto sax, clarinet), Ben Webster (tenor sax), Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet), Fred Guy (guitar, wheistler), Jimmy Blanton (bass), Sonny Greer (drums), Ivie Anderson (vocal), Herb Jeffries (vocal), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Wallace Jones (trumpet). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

94906. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. June 6, 1942. KLZ, Denver. Sustaining. A final night band remote from the El Patio Ballroom, Denver. The second tune is, "Rocked In My Bed." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson (vocal). 17:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

94892. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. December 17, 1942. Sustaining. A band remote from the Rhode Island State University Junior Prom, Providence, Rhode Island. The second tune is, "What Am I In For?" The third tune is, "Dearly Beloved." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal), Betty Roche (vocal). 16:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

7172. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. June 3, 1944. Band remote from The Hurricane Club, New York City. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 12 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

28184. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. April 14, 1945. ABC Blue net. Sustaining. A program broadcast in memory of recently deceased President Roosevelt. The first vocal is, "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen." The music is all in slow tempi, Duke's piano is featured on most tunes, well-done! Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

96152. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. May 26, 1945. Blue Network. Sponsored by: Seventh War Loan. The program originates from the Regal Theatre, Chicago. The first tune is, "Sugar Hill Penthouse," from Duke's "Black, Brown and Beige Suite." 35:33 of a one hour program. See also cat. #106724. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal), Rex Stewart (trumpet), Joya Sherrill (vocal). 40:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

102483. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. October 11, 1945. Mutual net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Cafe Zanzibar, New York City. The first tune is, "Clementine." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Harry Carney (baritone sax), Joya Sherrill (vocal), Rex Stewart. 14:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

75816. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. January 20, 1946. Not a broadcast. A concert at The Civic Opera House, Chicago. The first tune (after the national anthem) is, "In A Mellotone." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), Cat Anderson (trumpet), Francis Williams (trumpet), Bernard Flood (trumpets), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Wilbur de Paris (trombone), Otto Hardwicke (reeds), Johnny Hodges (reeds), Jimmy Hamilton (reeds), Al Sears (reeds), Harry Carney (reeds), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums). 1:09:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

3951. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 17, 1946. ABC net, WJZ, New York aircheck. Sustaining. 4:00 P.M. to 4:30, 4:50 to 5:00 P.M. The first tune is, "The 9:20 Special." The program was scheduled with a fifteen minute break at 4:30 P.M. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 39:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

75815. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. November 10, 1946. Not a broadcast. A concert at The Civic Opera House, Chicago. Django Reinhardt is heard during, "Ride, Red Ride," "A Blues Riff," "Improvisation #2" and "Honeysuckle Rose." No announcements. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Shelton Hemphill (trumpet), Taft Jordan (trumpet), Cat Anderson (trumpet), Harold Baker (trumpet), Ray Nance (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Claude Jones (trombone), Wilbur de Paris (trombone), Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Jimmy Hamilton (tenor sax, clarinet), Al Sears (tenor sax), Harry Carney (baritone sax), Fred Guy (guitar), Oscar Pettiford (bass), Sonny Greer (drums), Django Reinhardt. 1:11:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7174. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. September 1947. Mutual-Don Lee net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Meadowbrook, Culver City, California. The first tune is, "The Lady Of The Lavender Mist." The date is approximate. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, George Dvorak (announcer). 14:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106826. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. November 13, 1948. Vintage Jazz Classics 1025-1/2. Not a broadcast. A concert from Carnegie Hall, New York City. The program is musically complete, some applause and a short commentry by Duke have been deleted. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Al Sears, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Russell Procope (?), Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson, Al Killian, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Francis Williams, Sonny Greer, Freddy Guy, Wendell Marshall, Kay Davis (vocal), Al Hibbler (vocal). 2:32:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

49013. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 13, 1952. NBC net. Sustaining. A band remote from The Blue Note, Chicago. The first tune is, "Two Lips On Turner." The show includes fine versions of, "Sophisticated Lady," "Rockin' In Rhythm," "Take The A Train," and "Flyin' Home." The network identification above is deduced by the identity of the announcer. Betty Roche (vocal), Bill Griskey (announcer), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jimmy Grissom (vocal), Ray Nance (vocal). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

20357. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. November 1952. NBC net origination, CBC Dominion net aircheck. Sustaining. A band remote from Birdland, New York City. The first selection is, "The Mooch." The program is announced as The Duke's twenty fifth anniversary as a band leader. Leonard Feather offers congratulations. Betty Roche, Bill Hanrahan (announcer), Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jimmy Grissom (vocal), Leonard Feather. 42:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

20358. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from "Basin Street," New York City. The first tune is, "Caravan." The date is approximate. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jimmy Grissom (vocal). 29:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

688. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. January 1, 1958. CBS net, WCBS, New York aircheck. Sustaining. 1:45 A. M. (EST). A New Year's Eve band remote from the Blue Note, Chicago. The first tune is, "Dimuendo In Blue and Crescendo In Blue." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 15:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

90696. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. February 13, 1963. BBC-TV Scotland audio. The program originates from the Manchester Free Trade Hall. The first tune is, "C-Jam Blues." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Sam Woodward, Ernie Shepherd, Cat Anderson, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Milt Grayson (vocal), Paul Gonsalves. 35:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93926. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. February 29, 1964. BBC Light Programme. International Service of Western Television and Broadcasting. A band remote from Basin Street East, New York City. The Scots announcer introduces host William B. Williams as "William B. William." The first tune is, "Afro-Bosa." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, William B. Williams (host), Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Rolfe Erickson, Buster Cooper, Ernie Shepherd, Lawrence Brown, Johnny Hodges. 55:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

7818. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 5, 1970. NBC net. Sustaining. Band remote from the Rainbow Grill. The program is heard as part of "Monitor." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 20 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

7820. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 8, 1970. Band remote from the Rainbow Grill. This is the aftershow and is not for broadcast. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7819. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 8, 1970. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Murray The K (announcer). 23 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

7823. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 12, 1970. CBS net. Sustaining. A band remote from the Rainbow Grill, New York City. Harry Carney on sax holds one note for eighty five seconds! Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Harry Carney (saxophone). 20 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

7825. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 19, 1970. CBS net. Sustaining. Band remote from the Rainbow Grill. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

7828. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. August 26, 1970. CBS net. Sustaining. Remote from the Rainbow Grill, New York City. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 25 minutes. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete.

50427. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 1974. Concert at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City. Not a broadcast. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Duke Ellington (host), Johnny Hodges, Lawrence Brown, Esther Marrow, Billy Strayhorn, Herman McCoy, Bunny Briggs, Tony Watkins (18 years old). 72:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67575. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #B-303/B-304. Capitol transcription. 1. Royal Garden Blues 2. Violets Blue (alto sax: Johnny Hodges) 3. Jumpin' Punkin' 1. Blue Is The Night 2. Jump For Joy (vocal: Ray Nance) 3. Frustration 4. For A Way Blues. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance. 24:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

67574. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #B-301/B-302. Capitol transcription. 1. St. Louis Blues (vocal: Ray Nance) 2. Beale Street Blues 3. Memphis Blues 1. Swampfire 2. How High The Moon 3. Blue Lou 4. Who Struck John. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance. 22:00. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

67573. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #B-165/B-166. Capitol transcription. 1. Rugged Romeo (trumpet: Taft Jordan) 2. Transbluency (vocal: Kay Davis) 3. Jenny 4. Embraceable You (vocal: Kay Davis) 1. The Jeep Is Jumpin' 2. Sono 3. Tip Toe Topic 4. Perdido. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Taft Jordan, Kay Davis. 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

57341. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Film sound track. The film title above is subject to correction. A one reel film, in which the band plays four tunes. The middle two are, "Rockin' In Rhythm" and "Stormy Weather." Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ivie Anderson (vocal). 9:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

35573. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #P-132. Standard Program Library. 1. Frenesi 2. Until Tonight 3. West Indian Stomp 4. Love and I 5. John Hardy 6. Take The A Train 7. I Hear a Rhapsody (vocal-Herb Jeffrey) 8. Bounce 9. It's Sad But True 10. Madame Will Drop Her Shawl Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Herb Jeffries (vocals). 30 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20828. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #445. World transcription. Two selections. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 6 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20819. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #504. World transcription. Three selections. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. 14 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20815. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. Program #456, 453. World transcription. Five selections. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Al Hibbler (vocals), Ray Nance (vocals). 13 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

20748. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra. World transcription. Four selections. Betty Roche, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Ray Nance (vocal). 13 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 38 programs.