Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra - Majestic 1122 (1947)

We had Jimmie Lunceford's first record (here) and now we have his last.

This was the last record he made before he passed away two months later on July 12, 1947.

Jimmie Lunceford dir / Reunald Jones, Joe Wilder, Bob Mitchell, Russell Green t / Russell Bowles, Al Grey, Al Cobbs tb / Omer Simeon as, cl / Kirkland Bradford as / Joe Thomas ts, v / Lee Howard ts / Earl Carruthers bar / Edwin Wilcox p / Al Norris g / Truck Parham b / Joe Marshall d.

Recorded in New York in May, 1947.



Jimmie Lunceford & His Chickasaw Syncopators - Victor 38141 (1930)

Jimmie Lunceford as, dir. ? Sy Oliver another t / ? Henry Wells tb / Willie Smith as / Earl Carrothers or George Clark ts / Edwin Wilcox p / bj / Moses Allen bb, preaching / Jimmy Crawford d. 

Recorded in Memphis on June 6, 1930.


Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers / Richard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards - Victor 21345 (1927)

Jelly Roll Morton p, dir: George Mitchell c / Gerald Reeves tb / Johnny Dodds cl / Stump Evans as / Bud Scott g / Quinn Wilson bb / Baby Dodds d.

Recorded at Oak Street Studio in Chicago on June 4, 1927.


Shirley Clay c / William Franklin tb, v / Artie Starks cl, as / Richard M. Jones p / Ikey Robinson bj, g / Charlie Turner bb / Wallace Bishop d.

Recorded in Chicago on November 7, 1927.

Sepia Serenaders - Bluebird 5770 (1934)

Here's one of three records released by the Cliff Jackson led Sepia Serenaders.

Clarence Grimes cl / Cliff Jackson p / Elmer Snowden bj.

Recorded in New York on December 14, 1934.


Harlem Hot Chocolates - Hit Of The Week 1046 (1930)

This completes the run of Duke's two sides for the Hit Of The Week label.

Sing You Sinners can be heard here.

Duke Ellington p, a, dir / Arthur Whetsel, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams t / Joe Nanton tb / Juan Tizol vtb / Johnny Hodges cl, ss, as / Harry Carney cl, as, bar / Barney Bigard cl, ts / Fred Guy bj / Wellman Braud sb / Sonny Greer d / Irving Mills v.

Recorded in New York in March, 1930.