Pulling it out today, and remembering the sick feeling of having a wonderful record and not being able to play it, I thought I would try to track it at 33 rpm (45 rpm was still too fast)...and...it didn't jump the grooves! I had recently found out that Audacity software had a speed changer for those who wanted to record 78s but didn't have access to a 78 player.
The pairing of these 2 sides seem a little odd to me (maybe someone can explain it) but they were recorded in 1927 & 1931.
Duke Ellington p, a, dir / Bubber Miley, Louis Metcalfe t / Joe Nanton tb / Otto Hardwicke ss, as, bar / Harry Carney cl, as, bar / Rudy Jackson cl, ts / Fred Guy bj / Wellman Braud sb / Sonny Greer d.
Recorded in New York on December 19, 1927.
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.
Recorded in New York on June 16, 1931.