Arthur Whetsel

Arthur Parker Whetsel (February 22, 1905 – May 1, 1940) was an early "sweet" trumpeter for Duke Ellington's Washingtonians.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1905 (Punta Gorda), Died January 5th, 1940 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1934

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer

Notes: Name often misspelled as "Whetsol."

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-51974 10-in. 5/3/1929 Saratoga swing Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55845 10-in. 9/16/1929 Mississippi Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55846 10-in. 9/16/1929 The Duke steps out Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55847 10-in. 9/16/1929 Haunted nights Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-55848 10-in. 9/16/1929 Swanee shuffles Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57542 10-in. 11/14/1929 Breakfast dance Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57543 10-in. 11/14/1929 Jazz lips Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-57544 10-in. 11/14/1929 March of the hoodlums Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59692 10-in. 4/11/1930 Double check stomp Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59693 10-in. 4/11/1930 My gal is good for nothing but love Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-59694 10-in. 4/11/1930 I was made to love you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBVE-61011 10-in. 8/20/1930 Ring dem bells Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBVE-61012 10-in. 8/20/1930 Old man blues Duke Ellington Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor PBVE-61013 10-in. 8/20/1930 Three little words Duke Ellington Orchestra ; Rhythm Boys Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62192 10-in. 6/4/1930 Sweet dreams of mine Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62193 10-in. 6/4/1930 Jungle nights in Harlem Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62194 10-in. 6/4/1930 Sweet jazz o' mine Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-62195 10-in. 6/4/1930 Shout 'em, Aunt Tillie Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63360 10-in. 10/2/1930 Hittin' the bottle Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63361 10-in. 10/2/1930 That Lindy hop Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63362 10-in. 10/2/1930 You're lucky to me Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-63363 10-in. 10/2/1930 Memories of you Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64378 10-in. 11/26/1930 What good am I without you? Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Dick Robertson Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64379 10-in. 11/26/1930 Blue again Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Sid Garry Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BVE-64380 10-in. 11/26/1930 When a black man's blue Cotton Club Orchestra ; Duke Ellington ; Bennie Payne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 3 and 4); with male vocal trio (takes 1 and 2) instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 26-50 of 93 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Whetsel, Arthur," accessed January 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899.

Whetsel, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899.

"Whetsel, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102899

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