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Django in the States

Does anyone know if there is a complete list of tunes Django played while touring the states with Duke Ellington's band?

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  • PapsPierPapsPier ✭✭
    edited July 4
    Here is the set list of one of the concerts
    November 10, 1946. Chicago.
    Concert at the Civic Opera House. Django Reinhardt sits in!

    Duke Elligton & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance, t; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Al Sears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d.

    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/1 Ring Dem Bells
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/2 Jumpin' Punkins
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/3 Beale Street Blues
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/4 Memphis Blues
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/5 The Golden Feather
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/6 The Air Conditioned Jungle
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/7 Unbooted Character [as A Very Unbooted Character]
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/8 Sultry Sunset
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/9 THE DEEP SOUTH SUITE
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/9a Magnolias Dripping With Molasses [The Deep South Suite]
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/9b Hearsay [The Deep South Suite]
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/9c There Was Nobody Looking [The Deep South Suite]
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/9d Happy-Go-Lucky Local [The Deep South Suite]
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/10 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/11 Hiawatha
    Django Reinhardt, g, sits in.
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/12 Ride Red Ride
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/13 A Blues Riff
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/14 Improvisation #2
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/15 Honeysuckle Rose
    Djano Reinhardt, g, sits out.
    Prima DC-01 GCC:1/16 Blue Skies [as Trumpets No End]

    And at Carnegie Hall some tunes have been recorded. There is also the recordings of Django from Savory collection.
    November 23, 1946. New York.
    Concert at Carnegie Hall.

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance, Francis Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, tb; Claude Jones, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hoges, as; AlSears, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Fred Guy, g; Oscar Pettiford, b; Sonny Greer, d.

    JDB-305 V-Disc 742 C46:16
    VDisc:3/3 Golden Cress
    V-Disc 742 C46:17
    VDisc:3/20 Sultry Sunset
    V-Disc C46:18-21
    VDisc:1/12-15 THE DEEP SOUTH SUITE
    JDB-327 V-Disc 750 C46:18
    VDisc:1/12 Magnolias Dripping With Molasses [The Deep South Suite]
    JDB-328 V-Disc 750 C46:19
    VDisc:1/13 Hearsay [The Deep South Suite]
    JDB-329 V-Disc 759 C46:20
    VDisc:1/14 There Was Nobody Looking [The Deep South Suite]
    JDB-330 V-Disc 759 C46:21
    VDisc:1/15 Happy-Go-Lucky Local [The Deep South Suite]



    And to add on what Stuart says, Django was accompanied not only by Django but by the rhythmic section (drums, bass and piano). And I remember reading enthusiastic comments from Sonny Greer (or maybe it was Oscar pettiford) about Django.

    And more about that from a knowledgeable Djangophile
    http://www.djangobooks.com/forum/discussion/comment/28914/#Comment_28914

    Enclosed one of the program booklet
    FuméeBill Da Costa Williams
  • PapsPierPapsPier ✭✭
    edited July 4
    And more about that from some knowledgeable Djangophiles
    http://www.djangobooks.com/forum/discussion/comment/28914/#Comment_28914

    Enclosed one of the program booklet
    FuméeWim Glenn
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